Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, October 04, 1900, Image 1
Home -—For tie Home The circulation of this paper is in creasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the AMERICAN. SUBSCRIPTION PER YEAR DK. IRVING H. JENNINGS, DENTIST. Office Hours 9A. M.to 12 M 104 Mill St., IP. M.to 4P. M. Danville, Pa. SIIULTZ, M. D. 425 MILL ST., DANVILLE, PA. Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines a Specialty , W. P. AfIULK, DENTIST OFFICE: 218 MILL STREET. Teeth Extracted without Pain. Crown anil Bridge Work a Specialty Equipped with the latent and most improved Instruiueuto and prepared to execute the moat diitleuit work. DR. C. H. REYNOLDS, (FORMERLY OF CATAWISSA). Offioe, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, Pa Dentistry in all its branches. Charge Moderate and aL work Guaranteed. Established 1892. \ CONDENSED NEWS. | Chestnut parties will be popular now. The leaves are commencing to fall from the trees. Pottsville has twoautomobilefactories both of which are working overtime on a rush of orders. October o,is the last day in which you can pay a State and County tax to give you a right to vote at the November election. The annual crop of foot ball victims is already being harvested. Miss Clara Smith is about again after a severe attack of grip. Evans & Son are erecting a roof over £ the weigh scales at their Marble works c on Ferry street. i Jacob H. Boyer and Bro., have secur ed a large plastering contract in Cata- 1 wissa. y Benjamin P. Harris is having a neat * veranda erected in front of his home | on Mulberry street. The uniformed employes of the Penn sylvania Railroad company have don- j ned Jheir winter caps. It will only be a . short time until they will begin to wear their overcoats. j A Snyder county peacb grower Tues- g day disposed of 2500 bushels of the fruit , at <K) cents a bushel. t Of all the plays portraying life in i Dixie land during antebellum days,none have been half so true to nature and so i successful from an artistic and financial ( standpoint as the famous Martell com- | edy drama, "South Before the War," ] which comes to the opera house on Sat- i < urday evening. The body of the late William M. Ben nett, whose death occurred at Adgar, Ala., last Friday and which was brought 1 to this city Monday morning, was in- 1 terred in the family plot at Hendrick- < son's church yesterday afternoon under K. T. honors. A 4-year-old daughter of Thad Vincent hail a close call for her life near Natalie on Monday, when she was run down by 1 a mule team and severely bruised. A deep gash on the head and badly 1 scratched face and hands were the re sult. In less than five weeks the voters of the United States will decide who shall be their President for the next four years. The time is short but consider able money will be spent by both sides and oratorical force will be expended in convincing the citizens of the country of tho merits of the respective issues. Money, however, will be the most po tent factor. Experiments made by german physi cians have shown that about 25 per cent of all school children have some defect in their heariug. Employes of the Standard Gas com pany were at work yesterday at the cor ner of Mulberry and Ferry streets, in an attempt to locate a plug in the gas main. The plug is located somewhere under the ground at this point and several hours have been consumed in the search. The company, will, as soon as they locate the plug,turn on the gas in Ferry street, which thoroughfare has been without this illuminant for some time past. Miss Jennie Martin wishes to inform the public and her patrons that she has removed her dressmaking establishment from 220 Mill street to 528 East Market street. A silk printing establishment of New- York will locate in Sunbury in th# near future. The site selected is in Edge wood and one of the buildings to be used is the building once used as a fly net factory. This is the third week of the greatest strike that was ever know nin the an thracite coal region. The greatest be cause of the number of men out and be cause of its extension over the entire lield where anthracite is mined. Engine No. 953 on the D. L. & W. makes two round trips daily between Scran ton and Northumberland, thus covering a distance of 320 miles. She is bandied by two crews,each crew making one round trip. Charles Woll, a laborer at Howe & Polks' Structural Tubing works, had his left foot crushed by the dropping of a rail from the buggy about 1 o'clock this morning. He was taken to his home on Sidler's Hill. it ;iHsi "THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER BE ENTIRELY FREE UNTIL IT SUPPLIES ALL OF ITS OWN DEMANDS WITH ITS OWN PRODUCTIONS." VOI,. 45--No 40. LESLIE WARD COMMITS SUICIDE At His Wife's Home In Williamsport 1 Tuesday Night. Mrs. Damie Ward, the widowed moth er of Leslie Ward was notified yes terday morning by telegraph of the death of her son. Mis body was brought to this city on the 11:25 train over the Philadelphia & Heading road, accom- 1 panied by Charles Ward, a brother. The funeral will be held from the home of his i mother on Center street at 2 o'clock this 1 afternoon. The interment will be made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. Ward, it will be remembered, married 1 Miss Amanda Hank about five years ! ago, but, it is said, their married life was ' not of the best and for the past two years both husband and wife bad trav- ' ersed separate path-ways. Ward, who was a moulder, left this 1 city about three years ago and went to 1 Williamsport to work at his trade. Tir- ! ing of the work, he went into the lumb- 1 er regions, spending fully a year there. From facts secured from Williamsport, Ward, who had been drinking quite heavily Tuesday, went to the house on 1 Laurel street where his wife resided. 1 At about 10:45 his wife ran to a boarding 1 house on Pine street where his brother, < Charles, was boarding and informed him 1 that her husband had taken a dose of ' opium. Charles ran to the house and vainly attempted to rouse his brother ( out of the stupor and failing in this, he I picked him up,bodily and carried bin) to the house of Dr. Logue and from 1 there they took him to the William- ' sport hospital where he expired at 12:50 ' yesterday morning. Coroner William G. Goehrig was sum moned and gave as the cause of death "opium poisoning." Death of William Shepperson, Sr. After a protracted illness, William Shepperson, Sr.,died at half pa3t eleven o'clock Sunday morning at the family residence on East Front street. The deceased was aged 78 years and 4 months. About eight months ago he ' was taken with a severe attack of kidney 1 and liver trouble from which he could ' never gain any relief and which kept him confined to his bed the greater part of the time. Mr. Shepperson was a native of Eng land, having moved to this country from | Nottingham over 45 years ago. On reach- j ng America he located in the slate reg- ' ions (Northampton county, Pa.,) for a | short time. In 1856 he moved to Dan- i ville where he has continually resided ever since, having been one of the solid and influential citizens of the Second i ward for many years. lie is survived by a wife and five children, namely: Mrs. < Clara Bowman, of Pittsburg; Sister Fides (Isabelle) of the Convent of Mercy, of Pittsburg, and William A. Jr., Arthur i and Catherine, of this city. < Special Meeting of School Board. A special meeting of the School Board was held Monday night for the purpose of opening bids for the printing of 1000 [ copies of the course in Literature. There were but two bids handed in which are here given: Charles Chalfant $40.00, Edward Hote 00 .cents per page. Bote's bid was thought too indefinite to consider and the contract was award to Chalfant. During the progress of the meeting one of the directors informed a , reporter of this paper that Contractor O. B. Swttitzer would have charge of the , repairs on the room in tho Third ward building in which the night school will be held and that work would be com- j menced about Wednesday. it is ex-' pected that the repairs will be entirely completed and that the school will be opened by Oct. 15th. Company F, Returns Home. Company F, returned from Shenan doah on the 2.21 P. K. K. train Mon day afternoon. The orders for the Twelfth Hegiment to break camp did not come until late Sunday evening. The boys seemed to regret leaving Shenan doah as they were having a very good time and had just gotten their cam,} in to shape. They speak highly of their treatment while there and of the rations issued. Good health characterized their ten days' stay on Turkey Runillill. The company mascot, a young goat named "Turkey Hun" accompanied the boys home. CaptainGearliart w ill have it in charge until the next war breaks out. Company F, kindly solicits mis cellaneous rags, papers and hand bills for its maintenance. Mrs. Sechler Badly Injured. Mrs. Frank Sechler was painfully in jured Monday morning in an accident which was caused by a broken board in the cellar steps at her home, corner oft Church street and D. L. & W. Avenue. Several of the boards were split and loose and in making the descent to the cellar she stepped upon one of these and was pitched headlong to the bottom ot the flight- No bones were broken but she sustain ed a painful contusion of the left elbow ami of the left knee and was shaken up : generally. The Washington Hose company's new horses, a strapping big team of bays,ar 1 rived in town Tuesday from Montours -1 ville, being driven from that place by ' James Freeze, William Davis anil Will - ' iam Heed. The animals are perfect specimens and make a fine appearance 1 in harness. I 112 Shenandoah saloon keepers were nev l er so busy as last Sunday when visitors e to that town found every front door wide open. DANVIIVLE, I'A.. TIIV HSI> 4 V (KTI >HEIS 4. 10(10. IIK. DIMMICK'S ELOQUENT SERMON On Capital and Labor at St. Paul's Church Last Sunday Evening. St. Paul's M. E. church was crowd ed Sunday night when the pastor,the Hev. Dr. B. F. Dimmick, preached his sermon on Capital and Labor, taking for his theme "The Present Crisis—Causes and Cure." His scripture texts were from II Timoth 3.1. "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall j come," and Ecclesiastics 7. 10: 'Say not thou what is the cause tMat the former days were better than these? for thou j dost not inquire wisely concerning this." Space does not permit of more than a ! few extracts of this eloquent discourse: j "The conflict between capital and la bor is a terrible battle. Great money trusts against gigantic labor organiza- , tions are constantly assuming propor- ! tions more menacing and more colossal, so that the hearts of all serious thinking men are stirred with alarm." • "There never was n time when there was so little com i> u-ai ive poverty as ) now, though altogether too mod ; never a time when the unf.i; > ui.:;c umn care.l for and aided as no v. !t':<— works; of mercy and help - >■< iy in creasing. The co!;. !■ 112 . •- •to lay enjoy luxuries tli; (• • " lithy were denied in the pas; c< '.iirtt-j, "But the greatest c u:s? oi the disturb- , ed condition of our lime and the grim j poverty of so many is the drink habit, i While this nation continues to spend ; ( more for intoxicating drinks than for j bread,meat, clothing and education com- j bined, she may expect to reap a harvest i of paupers and outcasts,and no increase j of the volume of money will give perma nent relief while we thus ruthlessly ' squander one-third of our resources an- ' nually." "But wealth, the nation and the I church may do their full duty for the J redemption of humanity and yet it can- ] not be done unless the poor can be aroused to help themselves. There is ] very much left undone that would vastly , better the condition of the common people that no one can do for them but j themselves. God helps those who help j themselves." Milton Fair Big Success. News from Milton brings the convic tion that the big fair which is in pro- ( gress there, is in every feature a success. The exhibitors are many which more than insures a success to every depart ment. One of the most interesting features of the fair will of course be the harness racing and from the long list <>f entries 1 warm brushes will be in order which as- | sures the sports of a run for their mo- I ney. It is predicted that the consolidation race Friday will be replete with hard driving. This event will be for a purse j of s3ooand will bring together all horses ( that failed to secure a piece of.money in the other races. Other races that will take place during the balance of the week, are the 2.24, 2.27, 2.21, 2.32 and free-for-all classes. Many Danville residents are in attend ance at the meet - j Resumption Court Business. Business with the local justices has : been dull for some time past but yester day the law market appreciated a few points and 'Squire Hunter heard an as sault and battery case in which Harvey Lamberson and Alvin Lonsberry each held a share. From the evidence, as developed at the hearing, it seems that these two had an arguement over some straw which one or the other had stacked on the other one's property, both owning ad joining pieces of land along the canal near Hed Point, l.onsberry evidentally thought that he was wronged, for the information charged that he had laid his hands violently on Latnberson's per son and for that alleged offence he had to put up bail in the suui of §2OO for his appearance at court. Rolling Mill Closed Down. The Danville Rolling mill is idle. The men employed at that institution struck yesterday afternoon and will not return until their demands had been complied with. The difficulty between the men and their employers arose over the posting of a notice at the mill yesterday morn ing, informing them of a reduction ol 25 per cent in the wages. Humors of disapproval were heard all day yesterday but definite action was i not taken by the men until in the after noon when the night shift went on.Two heats had been worked when tiie men quit. They went tola nearby orchard just above the mill and after consider ing the matter dispersed. Danville Woman Dies From Scare. Word was received in this city yester day of the death of Mrs. Wiftiington Hoth, aged 35 years. Mrs. Roth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Jones and was a former resident of this city. The family moved to Shamokin about twelve years ago. The funeral will be held on Friday after noon. The death of Mrs. Hoth is attributed to a scare, as it is said that a man by the name of McGuire several days ago . used vile language in talking to her. Invitations have been issued for the marriage of Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Schott, of this 1 city, and Mr. Fred. L. Snyder, of Scran r ton. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 30. PERSONAL IMRAUIAI'IIS. Brief Mention of the Movement of Your Friends and Acquaintances. Hon. W. K. Holloway, W.J. Bal.ly Esq,and W. G. l'ursel composed a party of fisherman who left yesterday after noon for Lake Winola where they will spend several days. This morning Harry Ell» nbogen and Samuel Bloeh will leave to join the party. Hev. George E Limbert left for \\ ilkes l tar re yesterday to attend a session of the Church Work convention which is helil in the interest of the Wyoming Classis of the Reformed church. Hev. Limbert was'slated to make the open ing address at the meeting last even ing. Miss Mary LeDuc left yesterday for Philadelphia. B. P. Green and young son, of Toledo, Ohio, are visitors at the home of Mis. Mary Green, North Mill street. Mrs. F. Perry, of Shamokin, is the guest of Mrs. Oscar Leniger. A. M. Peters was a business visitor in Berwick last evening. Miss Annie Blecher, of this city, is visiting friends in Williamsport. She will also spend a few days at Milton fair before returning home. Mrs. Lewis Shoemaker, of Philadel phia, and Mrs. Margaret Ulrich, of Selinsgrove, are being entertained by Mrs. L. D. Ulrich at the Trinity Luther an parsonage. Mrs. Arthur Foulk returned to Blooms burg Saturday after a visit at the home of Benjamin Foulk, Mulberry street. Harry Rebrnan, Esq., of Philadelphia, spent Sunday with his parents on East Front street. George B. Wright, of Philadelphia,has been appointed superintendent of the Montour & Columbia Telephone com pany. Dr. and Mrs. George Shannon, of j Baltimore, Md.,are visiting at the home I of Joseph L. Shannon, Riverside. Edward I'urpur left Saturday evening . for New Castle, where he will represent i the Frendship Fire company at the Firemen's convention. Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Beyer spent Sunday with friends in Catawissa. Miss Margaret Hullihen returned on Saturday from a several weeks' visit in Bufialo. Dr. and Mrs. William Angle returned last evening from a visit with relatives in Syracuse, N. Y. Miss Lucinda returned from I a visit in Bloomsburg last evening. Miss Maine Lee returned last evening from a business trip to New York. Miss Sarah Ware is taking in the Mil ton fair today. Miss Mary Beaver returned last even- > ing from a visit among friends in l'hila-' delphia. Misses Minnie Miller, Ella Mottern , and Ella Marshall left yesterday for Milton to attend the fair. W. G. Williams returned yesterday ' from a trip to Philadelphia. Miss Hettie Brown left last eveningfor a visit among friends in Milton. Miss llarriette Fry left yesterday for a visit with friends in Washington. D. C. Mrs. A. C. Hoat is visiting relatiyes in Milton. Miss Amelia Hartman left for Scran ton yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Greeman, of McGrawville, N. Y., returned home yes terday after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. William Suter, Riverside. Dr Lewis Cleaver returned Wednesday afternoon from a business trip to Hai* risburg. Mrs. T. J. Rogersis visiting her daugh ter, Mrs. S. V. Border, in Williamsport. Mrs. Wesley Gardner, of Scranton, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Deen, on East Market street. Miss Frances Green, of Milton, is the guest of Miss Isabelle Baldy, West Ma honing street. Mr. and Mrs. James Shultz are visit ing relatives in Milton. Charles ller.-hey left yesterday for Harrisburg w here he has accepted a posi tion. Mrs. Harry Klase.Mrs. William Childs and Miss Mary Childs spent yesterday with friends in Sunbury. O. R. Harris and young son Jacob,left Wednesday for Philadelphia w here they will visit among relatives. Miss Minnie Shultz left Wednesday for a visit among Milton friends. William M. Seidel, Jacob S. Aten, Lat timer Atnmerman, M. Grier Gearliart,E. W. Peters and Elmer Sidler enjoyed a fishing trip to Cameron on Wednesday. George B. Ivase was a business visitor | in Berwick yesterday. W. 11. Luce, of Selinsgrove, called on former friends in this city yesterday. Mrs. F. C. Derr, Mrs. S. A. Yorks and Mrs. F. C. Angle called ou friends at Boyd's Station yesterday afternoon. George W. Myerly returned yesterday from a trip to Philadelphia. Frank Kramer left Wednesday for a visit in Reading. Samuel Sondheim and Benjamin Las ses, of Mauch Chunk, and Samuel Sond heim, of Lehighton, spent yesterday in ! in this city. Milton Loeb, Esq., of Sunbury, visit ' ed friends in this city yesterday. ' The Misses Cora Dreifuss, GertruJe ' and Bertha Goldsmith spent last [evening in Bloomsburg. MRS. VASTINE'S NARROW ESCAPE From Death- Horses Became Frightened And Rush Across River Bridge. Oscar Vas tine, a farmer residing a short distance above Boyd's Station, and his wife, who were returning homeward from this city last evening,went through an experience about 5.45 o'clock that will long be remembered by them. According to the facts given to our reporter, and Mrs. Yastine, who were riding in a two horse spring wagon, were just entering upon the Danville river bridge when the right front wheel I of the vehicle caught in a pile of plank, causing a jerk that threw Mr. Yastine out of the wagon head foremost on the bridge. As he struck the horses became frightened and leaped forward in a mad rush across the bridge. The reins which had been jerked from the hands of Mr. Yastine were now free and the horses had full sway in their flight, while sitting in the wagon unable to do anything to save herself, Mrs. Yastine clung to the seat to keep herself from being thrown from the vehicle. With thoughts of her husband lying at the end of the bridge probably fatally injured and expecting to be dashed to death by the maddened horses, Mrs. Yastine passed through an ordeal that will create a lasting impres sion upon her mind. As South Danville was approached Milton Ammerman, son of W. 11. Am merman, the local insurance man, drove on the bridge in a buggy and before he could get out of the way the fast ap proaching horses were upon him and had plunged into the side of the buggy, en tirely demolishing the rig and injuring the horse. Mr. Ammerman escaped in jury but only by a miracle. The collision, however, had the elfect of stopping the runaways and Mrs. Yas tine escaped uninjured but nearly pro strated from the shock on her nerves. One of the horses in the Yastine team j was thrown to the ground and dragged 1 some distance by his mate which result ; ed in lacerating his knee in a horrible i manner. It wasfound that Mr. Yastine had a i severe cut on the side of his head,the re suit of his fall to the bridge. Both Mr. | and Mrs. Yastine, after pulling them selves together continued their journey homeward. South Before The War. A picture of darkey life in the good old times will be presented at the opera house Saturday evening, Oct. 0., in the | production of Harry Mnrtell's scenic ' play "South Before the War." It is a : play full of su'jgestiveness of those ; plantation scenes familiar to those who j knew the south in slavery times. The typical southern darkey with all his ec- I centricities predominates in the com- I pany, though the realistic portrayal o I the white actors fairly hides their iden tity. The play introduces cleverly a i number of scenes that are positively , lifelike, beginning with under a south ern sky, which pictures the return of an ! escaped slave, including many incidents i of ante-bellum days, dancing in every | description, and genuine old darky 'melodies. Other realistic scenes follow one upon another, until the att iienee is fairly refreshed with its glimpse of old time darkey life, and is finally treated to a new fangled cake walk. The com j pany is a very large one, containing some fifty people, who travel in their own palace car. Miss Woolley Entertains. Miss Cordelia Woolley entertained a party of friends Friday afternoon [at progressive euchre. Those present were: Mrs. John G. Brown, the Misses Agnes Wright, Augusta Sweisfort, Emeline Gearliart, Abigail Patterson. Kate and Hettie Eckman, Mary Brown, Jennie ' Hancock, Helen Magill, Helen Ramsey, Grace Irlaud, Nan Brandon and Mary Holloway, of this city, and Miss Ruth P. Ring, of Amber. | The prizes were won as follows: Miss Wright, first, Miss Hancock,second, and Miss Patterson, consolation. ~ , To Meet at Sheep's Church. At a meeting of the Montour County Sabbath School Association, held Mon day afternoon, it was decided to hold the next annual convention at Sheep's | Church, Friday, November 9th. Pastors and Superintendents are counted as ex ollicio members of the Association. Each Sunday school is therefore requested to 1 send two delegates. COMMITTEE. Rev. L. D. Ulrich Installed. At the morning service Sunday Rev. L. D. Ulrich was formally installed as pastor of the congregation of Trinity Lutheran church, East Market street. There was a large attendance at the ser ! vice and the installation sermon which was delivered by Hev. F. A. Weicksel.of Numidia, was eloquent and impressive. Gravel- Kleckner. Joseph A. Gravel, of Williamsport, formerly of this city, was united in mar ' riage to Miss Beulah Kleckner, of W ill ' iamsport, in Christ church,this city,last ! evening, Rev. Erskine Wright olliciat ' ing, 11arry and Rebecca Titley acting as i best man and lady, i | The happy couple remained over j night at the Baldy House and will leave . I for home today. Seidel-Eoldren. ' j Mr. George Seidel, or Shamokin, and I Miss Carrie Holdren, of Kaseville, were united in marriage Monday morning at ten o'clock by Justic-of-the-Peace J. e I*. Bare. Mr. and Mrs. Seidel left on the t 12.38 train P. R. R. for Shamokin w here 1 they w ill take up their residence. SUCCESSFUL ENDEAVOR RALLY Held In Mahoning Presbyterian Church Tuesday Evening. The Christian Endeavor Bally, pre parations for which have been going on for the past two weeks,was held Tuesday evening at the Mahoning Presbyterian church. An address upon the Inter-National C. E. convention which was held in Lon don, was given by Hev. Dr. Hemingway, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Bloomsburg, anil President of our Bi- CountyC. E. Union and was listened to by fully 400 people. Dr. Hemingway proved to be a very lluent and interesting talker. His grap hic discription of the proceedings of the convention, its magnitude and enthusi asm was a revelation to his many hear ers. The lecture as a whole was not only entertaining but instructive. He told of the hearty welcome accord ed the Kndeavors upon their arrival in London and dwelt at great length upon the growth of the organization and the wonderful work being accomplished through its agency. Well Deserved Appointment. Notices have been posted about the works of the Danville Bessemer com pany, this city, to the effect that J- D. Howery has been appointed Superint endent of the plant. Since Mr. Howery became indentified with the Bessemer company his advance ment has been remarkably rapid. A year ago last July he was appointed pur chasing agent and during last December he was advanced to the office of assist ant Superintendent. Such rapid strides to the front, speak highly for the business ability of our fellow citizen and his advancement is announced and will be learned of with considerable pleasure. Just what the appointment of Mr. Howery to the position of Superintend ent indicates,could not be learned but at present a force of some twenty men is engaged in cleaning up, both the rolling mill and the plate mill and the indica tions now are that should the market warrant it, the plate mill would be put in operation within four weeks. The Revolver was Loaded. Fifteen years-old Harvey Beyers, of Mausdale, brother of Photographer Mal colm Beyers, of this city, is nursing his left hand which he perforated early last Saturday morning while engaged in clean ing up a rusty revolver. He didn't know it was loaded and placed his first finger over the muzzle while he attempt ed to force out the chamber. The result was as usual. The bullet did not pass through the hand but struck a bone and remained imbedded in the flesh and had to be re moved, Dr. Kimerer performing the operation. Knitting Mill Prize Contest. The leaders of the Bth pay in the prize contest at the Danville Knitting mill are as follows : Full Automatic Stripers, Lizzie Hen kie, $13.00. Brinton machines, Bertha Van Gilder, $12.34. Scott an 1 Williams machines, Gussie Vonßloho, £l2 28. Loopers, Cecilia Treas, $12.81. Winders, Katie Mullen, $0.75. Toppers, first prize, Henry Schram, $7.26; Fred Andrews,s7.2o Second prize, Arthur Mellon, $0.30. Third prize, Elsie Moytr, $0.12, Alice Trainor, $0.12. Fourth prize, John Keiser, $0.00; Lydia Gething, SO.OO. Fifth prize, Frank Stetler, $5.82. Taffy Pull Last Evening. The Misses Gertrude and Emma Link er entertained a number of friends at a, taffy party last evening at their home on West Mahoning street. Those pres ent were: The Misses Lizzie, Blanche, Maize and Millie Harder, Bella Adams, Annie Howe and Margaret Titley. Messrs. Harry Titley, William Fenster macher, Percy Angle, Will Ellenbogen, Albert Dreifuss, Isadore Rosen thai, John Thompson and Lewis Evans. A Hack Party to Kaseville. The following young people from this city enjoyed a hack ride to Kaseville Friday night where they were entertain ed at the home of William Holdren: Misses Gertrude Heedy, Margaret Wei gold, Kate and Jessie Sfhott, Hose Wright, Ivy and Mazie Holdren; Messrs. George Hishel, George l'robst aud Ben Schott. Entertained at the DeLong Home. The following party enjoyed a hack ride to Washingtonville on Saturday, where they were entertained at the De- Long mansion: Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Hancock, Air. and Mrs. Charles Wat son, Dr. and Mrs. I. 11. Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Woolley, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Yorks, Mrs. J. M. Baldy and W. B. Rhodes. Dissolution Notice. I Notice is hereby given that the insur ance firm of W. 11. Atnmerman & Co., composed of W. 11. Atnmerman and D. U. Williams, has tldsday been dissolved by mutual consent. All persons indebt ed to to said firm are requested to make settlement. Settlement can be made with either W. 11. AMHKKMAN, or 1). K. WILLIAMS. Oct. 1, 1900. ESTABLISHED IN 1855. |()IIN 11. BRUGLER PAINFULLY INJURED While Engaged In Making Measurements At The Water Works. As the result of a fall which he sustain ed Thursday morning while engaged- in taking dimensions about the water works, Architect John H. Brugler now lies at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Czechowicz, West Mahoning street, in a critical condition. When the Borough Council approved of the Water Commissioners' project to build an annex to the Water Works, Architect Brugler was employed to draw the plans and specifications for the new structure. About 10 o'clock Thursday he started to make an examination of the buildings as they now stand in order to secure data to prepare his plans and af ter he had made all the measurements necessary on the ground floor, he at tempted to reach the roof, ascending to the trap door in the ceiling of the boiler room by means of a ladder. Once through it he drew the ladder after him and raised it to the trap door in the roof, the base resting on the ceiling boards of the room below, the garret joist not having been covered with floor boards. He had successfully ascended almost to the top round when the ceiling boards gave way and allowed the ladder with its human freight to shoot downward until it crashed with terrific force on the iron floor of the boiler room, over twenty five feet below. The ladder striking first somewhat broke the force of the unfortunate man's fall and to that one cause may be attributed the fact that he survived at all. As it was Mr. Brugler sustained severe injuries. The large bone in his left fore arm was fractured, his right wrist, left ankle and left elbow were badly contus ed and a large contusion marked the back near the base of the spinal column. It was teared at first that he had sus tained dangerous internal injuries but an examination, made by Drs. Curry, Newbaker and Barber, did not reveal such a condition. All during the day he suffered intense pain in the region of his chest and back but at a late hour Thursday night he showed signs of con siderable improvement and there is scarcely any doubt as to his ultimate recovery. The accident occured about 10 a. m. and by noon it was generally known about the town and on all sides could be heard expressions of regret over this most painful mishap sustained by such a well and favorably known citizen. Great Conference of Methodists. The most important conference ever held by the Methodists of Pennsylvania in the past decade will be held in Harris burg from October 22d to 25th in Grace Methodist Episcopal church,when prom inent Methodist clergymen and laymen from every section of the state will gather to discuss the state of the church. All arrangements for the great gathering are in the hands of an executive com mittee consisting of Bishop Cyrus D. Foss, chairman, the Kev. Dr. Smith, of Pittsburg; the Kev. Dr. S. W. Thomas, the Rev. Dr. Wallace MacMullan and J. E. James, M. D., of Philadelphia, and the liev. M. L. Smyser, as secretary. One of the most important of the many duties of this committee was the selection of the several topics to be con sidered by the conference and the as signment of the men who shall introduce them. That duty has been accomplish ed and as a result of their deliberations those who attend the great gathering are assured of hearing many of the most eloquent Methodist ministers and en ergetic of its laymen on questions which possess a vital interest to all who have at heart the welfare of the Methodist church. Triennial Assessment. The plans for the proposed improve ments in the Water Works, which have been delayed owing to the painful acci dent that befell architect John H. Brugl er last week, will be started just as soon as Mr. Brugler is able to net around. As soon as the Ward Assessors com plete the work of the tri-ennial as sessment, which has been called by the County Commissioners, the .financial conditions of the city will be in excell ent shape and money will be available for the carrying on of many needed im provements, outside of the above men tioned addition to the Water Works. At the present time, according to the as sessment roll, the total assessed valua tion of thecity is but $825,0!57; consequ ently, allowing the city only seven per cent of this for its borrowing power, does not give much money in which to carry out the ideas of many of our pro gressive citizens. Under the triennial assesment the valuation of our city should be increas ed at least three times, which will make our borrowing power nearly three times greater and give us money that can be expended in the advancement of our 1 commercial interests. It is stated upon excellent authority that the great ad vance in our assessed valuation will in no way increase our taxation, and if it should the increase would not exceed a mill at the most. Notice. The Ladies Auxiliary invite every body to the Y. M. C. A. building Tues day evening, October 9th, to view the improvements just completed by the Auxiliary, Supper will be served from 5 to 8 o'clock. Tickets 25 ceuts. The ladies hope to be as well patronized as on former occasions. JOB PRINTING ! The office of the AMERICAN utin furnished with a large assortmen of job letter and fancy type and job material gent-rally, the I'ublishei announces to the public that he is prepared at all times to execute in the neatest manner JOB PRINTING Of all Kinds and Descrption. (QgT'Get our prices before plac your orders. FOIR VEAR-OLB JOSEPH WOODS Takes an Outing With Farmer—Parents Locate Him After Search. The vicinity of Chambers street was very much excited all day Monday over the escapade of four-years-old Joseph Woods, son of Peter Woods,who occup ies house No. 11l on that thoroughfare. About 8 o'clock in the morning young Joseph disappeared from his home. Not hing much was thought of his absence from his accustomed haunts until the dinner hour approached and then when he did not appear his parents began to worry and when the afternoon had pass ed and the supper hour had come around and there was still no signs of Joseph they were almost distracted. Every nook and corner had been searched by the family and by relatives, all of whom feared that the child had met with an ac cident, but no clue to him was unearth ed until about ten o'clock at night,when one of the party of searchers heard that the boy had been seen during the morn ing perched on the seat of a farmer's wagon which was headed in the direc tion of Mausdale. Several of the family immediately started out in that direc tion and after about an hour,loeated the boy at the home of farmer William Spoonenberger, about two miles from Indian Hun park. He was apparently contented at his adopted home, but was glad to get back to his mother and fath er. That they were overjoyed to have their child safely returned to them need not be told. Spoonenberger farms a piece of land belonging to Woods and he was under the impression that Joseph's parents were aware of his intention to visit the farm and spend the night there. The Seconds Down The Tigers. A goou sized crowd witnessed the foot ball game between the Tigers and the Danville Seconds which was played on the West Mahoning street meadows on Saturday afternoon. As this was the first game naturally the boys were some what crude but they played with much dash and spirit. The Danville Seconds won the laurels by a score of 10 to 5. During the second half Lewis went down under a flying tackle and was car ried out of the game to have his head patched up where it had come in con tact with a stone. Later on he was on the side lines coaching his team. Several long runs by Robison and one by Raver brought forth much applause and Gerst made a very favorable im pression by his good all around playing. The teams lined up as follows: TIGERS. POSITIONS. SECONDS. Mi 1 troy Li ft end Lovet t Motteru Left tackle Robison E. Ickes Left guard Walmann Fisher Centre llalni Harnett Right guard A. Gorgas Raup Right tackle Drtscolt Miller Right end James Grausam Quarter back C\ Gorgas Gerst Right half-back Lewis Rainier Left half-back W. Ickes Richards Full-back Raver Touchdowns, W. Ickes, Lewis, Gerst. Umpire, Prof. U. L. Gordy. Linesmen. Charles Wilson, Perry Barr. Time keepers, Harry Titley, Fred Linker. Time of game,two twenty minute halves. Although the game was loosely play ed there were numerous indications that there is good material in the make up of the teams which will be developed by practice. On Monday, Oct. B,these same elevens will line up on the field at DeWitt s park, Riverside, at which time an ex citing and a much more skillful contest may be expected. Run Down on Race Track. Those from this city who were in at tendance at the fair Fri day morning witnessed an accident on the track which might have cost one of the drivers his life. Irvin Gray, of Stormstown, was driv ing his own horse in a race and the last heat he came in ahead of hia com petitors and in the excitement hejump ed from his sulky just after he passed over the line to run back to the judge s stand to hear the result and was run down by another horse. He was picked up by his friends and carried of! the track in an unconscious condition. A doctor was summoned -and upon exam ination it was found that he had several fractured I ribs and was otherwise severe ly bruised. He was taken to the Mary M. Packer hospital, Sunbury, where he is reported to be resting as well as can be expected. Sanitary Sewerage. The agitation of a sewer system, al though rather aged, is not as yet dead and there is still strong talk among many of the most progressive citizens for the culmination of any kind ot plans that may be drawn to give to our city sanitary requirments in the matter ot proper drainage. Those who are found behind the sew erage agitation are fully aware that the question of finance has become the only barrier to the carrying out of the earnest wishes of the public. Many schemes have been advanced by well known business men for the proper sewering of many of our principle streets, but even though much time has been taken up in trying to devise some way to bring about the realization of these long cherished hopes, the time looks far distant before Danville citizens will be in a position to prescribe sanit ary measures that will in a measure do much toward tile health of the city Mrs. Emma Christian, Church street, who was taken suddenly ill on Monday, is reported to be in a much improved condition.