Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, October 11, 1900, Image 1
"one Paper—— —-For tie Home ''Tulation of this paper is in iing rapidly. It will pay you advertise in the AMERICAN. SUBSCRIPTS SIPEH VEfltj DR. IRVING H. JENNINGS, DENTIST. Office Jloun 9A. M.to 12 M- 104 Mill IP. M.to 4P. M. Danville, Pa. SHIILIZ, M. D. 425 MILL ST., DANVILLE, PA. Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines a Specialty W. P. ASULK, DENTIST OFFICE: 218 MILL STREET. Teeth Extracted without Pain. Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty. Equipped with the latent and most Improved Instrument* and prepared to execute the most difficult work. DR. C. H. REYNOLDS, (FORMERLY OF CATAWISSA). DENIIBI Offioa, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, Pa Dentistry in all its branches. Charge Moderate and all work Guaranteed. Established IMW2. Tonhensed news. This year is almost at an end, only 82 days remaining. House keepers complain of the high prices for good white potatoes. The cold snap will do much toward eliminating the germs of malaria. Many of our business men are re painting their places of business. Many chestnuting parties to the sur rounding hills will soon be arranged. The opening of the shooting season is watched for by many local sportsmen. Take in your plants now if you do not want them nipped by frost. The long winter nights will soon be with us. Another month, and then you will commence to shiver. George Swank and Harry Hitter went coon hunting Saturday night and suc ceeded in bagging a 3D pound sample of the nocturnal carnivore variety at Kipps Run. The basket ball season will soon be with us again. There is strong talk of the organization of two teams in this city. I). Lor ah Mauger, traveling passenger agent of the Philadelphia & Heading Railway, made this office a pleasant call Saturday. Between 1400 and 1500 cars of soft coal are paesing over the Heading road at Tamaqua every day. They are sent over the Catawisaa division. The "Germania Verein" have elected the following officers: President, Will iam Audress; Vice President, Christian Loeh; Secretary, Carl Molter; Treasurer, Andrew Schatz; Financial Secretary, Paul Knoch; Trustees, Paul Swentek, J. Wilhelm and Herbart Wyle. ' The peaches are about over for this season. A few stragglers still remain on our market stands,looking somewhat in the order of the laßt run of shad. •'The Man from Mexico" which Walter E. Perkins and his company will pres ent at the opera house Saturday evening is described as one of the funniest com edies ever ottered to theatregoers in this country. It is in no sense an experiment as it has been played with great success in all the principal cities of the country and has been given the utmost limit of praise for the humor of its situations. The members of the A. M. E. church of this city, are arranging for the pur chase of the Welsh Baptist church build ing on Spruce street. The members are soliciting aid from among their friends and they hope to be successful in their ettorts. The Lyon's building on Mill street is receiving a new coat of paint. Several miners from Scranton arrived in this city yesterday looking for work. They returned to Scranton last even ing. Khoads, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Woolridge, is ill at his home near the Fair grounds. The Heading Railway company is contemplating extensive improvements at West Milton, involving an expendi ture of about 175,000, and bids for the work have been asked for. The work under contemplation includes a power house, repair shop, coaling station and approaches, office, oil and storehouse, turntable, water tank and other improve (nents. James P. Johnson, an employe of the Reading Iron works, had his right fore arm punctured by a piece of flying steel Monday. Dr. Wintersteen dressed th< injury. Range Muster Corporal George Grosi of Co. F, states that all but seven mem bers of the company have qualified am: (hat most of them have shown gooi marksmanship. An extension of ten ■days has been granted in which to quali fy, to make up the time spent in Sben nndoah. A physical disability dischargt will be given those failing to qualify. Charles Gillespie Barkley, Esq., aget 61, a well known and highly esteemet citizen of Bloomiburg and a member o the Columbia County Bar, passed awa] at 8:JJ8 yesterday morning after an ill ness lasting little more than three weeks After Nov. Ist, all employes of the D L. & W. Railroad Co., will be obliged ti wear uniforms. This order applies t< all employes coming in coutact with tli public. v v - v •THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER BE ENTIRELY FREE UNTIL IT SUPPLIES ALL OF ITS OWN DEMANDSWITH ITS OWN PRODUCTIONS." VOL. 45--MO 41. OCTOBER COURT OPENS MONDAY The Wintereteen Oase Will Probably Come dp—A Busy Session. The October term of court will con vene next Monday morning with Judge Little and Associates Divel and Thomp son on the bench. More than the usual number of criminal cases will be tried and it will likely be the busiest and most interesting session held in this county for many years. A number of extra jurors have been empanelled and many of the smaller cases will be held over for the special term in November. The trial of Boyd Wintersteen will probably come up and as this is the first murder trial Montour county has had in years the proceedings will awak en great interest. The Commonwealth vs. H. K. Landis for selling liquor on Sunday will also in terest many people. The damage suits arising from the boiler explosion at the Heading Iron works several years ago, have been postponed to the special Nov ember term. High School Boys at Oatawissa. The High school foot-ball eleven will play their first game this coming Sat urday afternoon at Catawissa, where they will line up against the strong High school eleven of that place. The game ought to be a good one as the local boys have been working hard during the past week to condition them selves and are now able to put up a strong and aggressive game. Saturday's game will be the first real game for the local eleven and as they have not as yet figured in a contest abounding with roughness, the clip may tell on them. They goto Catawissa, however, deter mined to win. About twenty rooters will accompany them. Water Board Hold Meeting. Following upon the meeting of the water committee of the Council Tuesday evening, the Board of Water Commis sioners convened at the Council cham ber last night and discussed the plans for the proposed Annex to the water works building. With the exception of a few changes, the plan 9 were approved and Superin tendent Keefer was instructed to start the excavation, preparatory to the con- struction of the foundations. Organization is Possible. Miss Margaret Bogenrief, Assistant Director in the department of Physical Training of the State Normal school of l'loomsburg, met beveral of the young ladies of this city yesterday afternoon in r the parlors of the Y. M. C. A. and talked over the advisability of organizing a ' club in Indian club swinging. Miss Bogenrief was very favorably im -1 pressed with the outlook and at her • next visit here it h almost certain that » such a club will be perfected. Disagreement Over Mixture. i The men in the old puddle mill at the ) Heading Iron works did not charge their i furnaces last night owing to a disagree ment with the company. r The puddlers claim that they have . been working a mixture of low phos r phorous iron and steel scale from which they cannot make the same tonnage as 3 they do when working pig iron. They t are of the opinion that $3.50 per ton j should be paid for this work. 112 New Degree Worked. Fifteen members of Mahoning Tribe j No. 77, Improved Order of Red Men, were given the Haymaker's degree after the regular lodge meeting in their hall in the Lyon's block lastevening. About eighteen members of the Sunbury lodge were in charge of the new work, which is of a social nature entirely. Later in the evening a lunch was served at the 3 Palace Hotel. J Enjoyed a Pleasant Day. Liveryman Raymond Ikeler drove the following hack party to the home of Ambrose Miller near Washingtonville I.yesterday morning where they were very e pleasantly entertained: Mesdames M. D. L. Sechler, Kate .tloyer, J. 11. Wood- H side, Charles Baker, Charles Asking, H Reuben Boyer, Jane Kessler, J. Winter steen and Kate Wagner, Miss Ruth e Boyer, Messrs. Adam Wagner and Don t aid Kessler. Young Umstead Injured. , While little eight-years-old Charles Umstead was playing ball with several companions in Washingtonville last evening, he was run down by a horse and buggy driven by Ed ward Coleman, I of that place, but escaped without ser ' ious injury. Mr. Coleipan, who made every effort to keep out of the young boy's way, is 18 exonerated from all blame. d Operation Successful. *' Mrs. W. R. Clark, of South Danville, II underwent a dangerous operation at the '' (ierman Hospital in Philadelphia on '* Monday afternoon and is now reported ' e as improving very rapidly. d Will Remove to Washington, D. U. d Hon. J. K. Geringer is making pre yf parations for the removal of his family y to Washington, I). C.,where he will take 1. up his residence. An October Wedding. Invitations will be issued in a few days t0 for the marriage of Miss Bessie Sond to heim, of Msuch Chunk, to Simon Gold ,e smith, of Dußois, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Goldsmith, of this city. DANVILI.E, l'A.. THURSDAY,OCTOBER 11. 19(H). COUNCIL DID NOT MEET Friday Evening-But The Finance Commit tee Ordered The Bills Paid. The borough fathers failed to get to gether Friday night and as a result there was not enough members present to make a quorum and Clerk McCoy an nounced "no meeting." The meeting was for the purpose of passing upon the regular accounts of the borough and water department and inspecting the plans for the proposed addition to the Water Works building. Those members present examined the blue prints of the proposed addition to the Water Works which were submitted by Architect Brngler. The plans as noticed by a reporter of this paper show a very modern structure which would be a valuable addition to the present Wat er Works. The proposed building as s K own on the blue prints is of brick,one story high and 65x46 feet in size. The interior is divided into two rooms one of which will contain two boilers and is 27 feet wide an I -16 feet, in depth. The other room in which it is 1 roposed at some time to l< r.i'-- two UK) arch dynamos and engine- i!.<•:. Ihe exterior of the bin! !. iwiil' been <Jrawn on the "mun.c.pal ilesun'' plan. Those members whoex:"-;-.!'* 11 lie | lans seemed greatly impressed -.villi them. The following bills against the borough were ordered paid by the finance com mittee: Employes $82.20 Street labor 60.58 Standard Gas Co 2.80 Standard Electric Light Co 453.06 Montour it Columbia Tel. Co 6.00 WATER DEPARTMENT. Kmployes $144.88 Sam A. McCoy 20 00 Curry & Vannan 5.30 Garlock Packing Co 15.02 The Atlantic Refining Co 17.50 A. C. Amesbury 89.59 Standard Gas Co 1.10 Joseph Lechner 29.U0 Harrison Bros. & Co 147.75 Special Meeting. A special meeting of Council was held Monday night with President Kemtner in the chair. The Borough Treasurer's monthly statement was read showing a net balance on hand Oct. Ist,of $5586 97. B. F. Foulk tendered his resignation as a member of the Board of Health. Same was accepted. On motion it was decided to pay the Secretary of Council $25 and Treasurer S2O for extra work in compiling bonds. Complaint was made from Mr. Sper ring that the water was running from the Alley in Penn street into his barn. The Street and Bridge committee were instructed to investigate the matter. Water Superintendent Keefer stated that upon careful examination of the plans for the new building at the Water Works, he found them lacking in some details. After reading an itemized state ment of the cost of material he said that the building alone,if properly construct ed, would cost about |4539. With the additional cost of the 250 horse power boilers instead of the 150 as figured on in the plans, the entire cost would be nearly SB,OOO. The water committee was instructed to confer with the Water Commissioners and suggest that the ex cavating preparatory to building a foundation be started at once as the condition of the river at a later period would make the work more expensive. The Secretary was ordered again to call the attention of the Philadelphia, Heading and l'ottsville and the Montour and Columbia Telephone companies to that section of the borough ordinance requiring a pole affidavit to be made and that all taxes on poles are to be paid in advance. Great Men Were Great Workers. At the Grove Presbyterian church Sun day night the Hev. Dr. W. A. McAtee preached the first of a series of sermons to young people. The church was filled and the congregation lisitened attentive ly to his sermon which was 011 "Our life work and how to choose it." The text was taken from Kxodus 29—"Six days shalt thou labor. Hev. McAtee during his discourse said: "Science and the Bible are at one in say ing that work is one of man's chief blessings, man is therefore not an object of compassion in that he is born to toil, 1 all great men having been great work ers. The choice of a pursuit is one of the earliest questions that engage our at tention. TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH. A "Harvest Home" service was held at the Trinity Lutheran church Sun day in connection with the morning services. In the evening the Sunday school held their Children's Day ex ercises, the program consisting of choice reading and recitations and the address by the pastor, Kev. L. D. Ulrich. Sing ing of choice selections closed the ser vices. Will Likly Accept. It is likely that the Hev. H. C. Har man who preached at St. Paul's M. E. church last Sunday, will be chosen as the next pastor of that church. His preaching pleased the members of that congregation so well last Sunday that it has been decided to give him a call. Improving in Health. Themany friends of LieutenantSanmel McClure will be pleased to learn that he is rapidly improving in health. Mr. Mc- Clure was admitted to the Government hospital in Washington, 1). C., on Mon day. PERSONAL PAIACBAPIIS. Brief Mention of the Movement of Your Friends and Acquaintances. Mrs. Nellie Berry, of Buffalo, N. Y., is the guest of Mrs. J. R. Bennett, at Cas tle Grove. Miss Bertha Smith, of Trenton, N. J. is visiting her parents, Mr. an 1 Mrs. G. F. Smith, Mill street. Mrs. Lizzie Fisher is visiting relatives in Catawissa. i Miss Margaret Bogenrief, of Blooms | burg, was the guest of Miss Charlotte Persing, Centre street, yesterday, j The Misses Jennie and Louise Carroll, I of the Bloomsburg Normal school, called ! on friends in this city yesterday. Samuel Bailey left yesterday for a busi ness trip to Philadelphia. | Mrs. Jennie B. Gearhart is visitiug friends in 11 arrisburg. Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Youngman left yesterday for a trip to Philadelphia. John Keim, of Riverside, was in Sun bury yesterday. Dr. N. M. Smith, of South Danville, made a professional trip to Klinesgrove yesterday. Miss Emeline Gearhart visited Sun bury friends yesterday. James Bourne, of Sunbury, transact ed business in South Danville yester day. Clark Shannon, of Riverside, was in Sunbury yesterday. John 1,. Evans returned yesterday from a business trip to Barre, Vermont. Harry Yerkes, of Nanticoke, called on friends in this city yesterday. Miss Minnie Schott returned to Scran ton yesterday after a visit with friends in this city. The Rev. G. 11. Day, of Riverside,vis ited relatives in Sunbury yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pope, of Phila delphia, will attend the funeral of Mrs. Pope's mother, Mrs. Alonzo Mottern, today. Prof. U. L. Gordy spent Sunday in Shamokin. Mr. and Mrs. William Kelly, of Lewis town, were the guests of Edward Will iams at the Hotel Baldy on Saturday. Mr. Kelly was formerly a resident of this city. Mrs. Benjamin Smithers and grand daughter, Miss Clara Cann, of St. Louis, are visiting relatives in Lewistown. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Croupe and son, Allen, of Nanticoke, were the guests over Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bauscb, East Front street. Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Yorks spent Sun day at the Del.ong mansion near Wash ington ville. Miss Irene Fisher, of Mainville, visit ed relatives in this city on Saturday. Mrs. J. K. Geringer is visiting friends in Horseheads, New York. Miss A. M. Keeler spent Sunday with friends in Berwick. Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Kingsbury, of Sch ickshinny, spent Sunday at the borne of I). L. Guest, Nicholas Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobs visited rela tives in llazleton over Sunday. Clarence McMahan, of Philadelphia, is visiting his mother on Spruce street. Russel 11. Harner returned to Littles town Saturday after a visit with his! brother, Ross Harner, on East Market street. Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Morgan, of Sun bury, are visiting friends in this city. Warren Shultz, of Philadelphia, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Shultz, East Market street. Miss Alice James, of Milton, is visit ing friends in this city. Miss Emma Boyer, of Mt. Carmel, is visiting relatives in this city. Mrs. A. B. Harvey, of Williamsport, has returned home after a week's visit with Mrs. W. D. Wise, Mausdale. Mrs. Robert Reed is visiting friends in Bloomsburg. Mrs. William Burnman, of Milton, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Hale, West Mahoning street. The Rev. and Mrs. W. I. Steans are visiting friends in Mifllinburg. Miss Edna Applegate, of Ringtown, is visiting her aunt, Mrn. W. I). Wise, at ! Mausdale. George Young, of Shamokin, transact-1 ed business in this city yesterday. Miss Mary Askins, of Berwick, is vis- 1 iting relatives in this city. Justice-of-the-Peace J. P. Bare return- ] ed from Norristown yesterday. Miss Amelia Jones, of Sunbury, is vis- ' iting friends in this city. Mrs. E. J. Leniger and daughter, Miss Laura, returned from a visit in William sport last evening. Messrs. 11. B.Stratton and S. F. Co chell, of Philadelphia,are visiting Frank Cochell of this city. John B. Snyder and wife, of Shamok in, called on friends in this city yester day. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. lleddens,of Wash ingtonville, are spending Fair week in Bloomsburg. Samuel Davis who has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Davis, Mill street, left yesterday for his home in Canyon City, Colorado. The Rev. James A. Huber made a I business trip to ilarrisburg yesterday. Jacob Bloom was in Muncy yester day. Mrs. Annie Biddle called on Sunbury friends yesterday. ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE Made By John Marks, Sycamore Street, Monday Afternoon. John Gibson or Jack Marks, as be is better known throughout the city,made an attempt on his life Monday after noon. Monday afternoon about 3.30 o'clock Gibson entered a saloon in the 3rd ward and going up to the bar asked for a glass of cider, as the proprietor went into the vault after it Gibson stepped behind the bar and seizing a whiskey glass poured a half ounce of laudanum from an ounce vial that he had into the glass and drank it down with one gulp just as the pro prietor of the saloon made his apper ance with the desired glass of cider, which Gibson took and drank. Turning around Gibson headed for the door and started on a run for his home on Sycamore street anil as he did so the above mentioned word was given in a joking way by several friends who were standing near at the time. When he reached his home Gibson went into the house and seeing some capsules on the table took them. His wife who saw him told him that they contained morphine and that she took them for a headache. Notwithstanding what his wife had said, Gibson took four and gulped them down. He then went out on the front steps and sat down where he was met by some friends who had thought that something was wrong. Smelling the odor of laudanum and at the same time being aware that Gibson was sick they procured some salt and water and gave it to him which caused j him to vomit and made him feel much better. During this time word was sent to Chief Mincemoyer who hastened to the house only to find the man in ap parently good condition. Gibson then informed those present of what he had j done and vouchsafed the opinion that did not know why he took the dead ly drug. About 5 o'clock the condition of Gib son became so serious that Dr. Stock was sent for who,upon his arrival started to work over him. Chief Mincemoyer was then sent for by Dr. Stock and both he and the doctor used artificial respiration to bring life into Gibson, the beating of whose heart was hardly heard. Emetics were then used and Dr. Curry was sent fwr, both physicians and Chief Mince moyer doing everything in their power to save the man's life. The use of the emetics and a stomach pump began to tell and Gibson was soon feeling much j better. Although Gibson was in a blind i stupor Chief Mincemoyer at the direc-| tion of the physicians walked him assist- j ed hv a neighbor to keep him from go ing to sleep. "Man Prom Mexico." "The Man from Mexico" in which Walter E. Perkins and his comedy com pany will be seen at the opera house, Saturday evening, has been generally considered to be the funniest farce com edy produced within many years past. When Mr. Dn Souchet wrote "My Friend From India." in the success of which Mr. Perkins was an importont factor, it was not thought that the au thor could sustain the pace he had set when it came to furnishing a successor to his first comedy. But he did more than sustain it.for "The Man from Mexico" proved to be tar funnier than his previous work and it immediately caught the fancy of the fun loving pub lic with the result that its engagements have been limited to the principal cities of the country. Mr. Perkins has secur ed the rights to it however, and will present it here in a thoroughly first class manner and with the aid of an ex cellent cast in which are. Nagle Barry, Donald Brine, Philip Yale Drew. Au gustus E. White, John F. Beck, Jerome Harrington, Theo. Johnston, Maude A. Scott, Florence Templeton, Marion Longfellow and Pearl J. Ford. Another Accident. At the Silk mill about 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon Harry Montague, son of Fred Montague, of Upper Mulberry street,who is employed about the mach inery had the index finger of his left hand smashed between cogs. Dr. Wint ersteen who was summoned to the mill took the young man home in a carriage after which he dressed the injured mem ber. The finger is injured so badly that it is feared it will have to be amputated at the first joint, although Dr. Winter steen is doing everything in his power to save it. Annual 0. E. Convention. The Thirteenth Annual Convention of the Christian Endeavor Societies of Mon tour and Columbia counties will con vene in Orangevilie Oct. 25-20. Let everv Society send at least one delegate and report the names to Rev. A. Houtz, Orangevilie, at an early date. Hearts United. Miss Bessie Dewalt, of this city, and William McCloughan.of Rush township, were married in Bloomsburg last even ing, the Rev. I'. A. Heilman performing the ceremony. Ladies' Auxiliary Meeting. A special meeting of the Ladies Auxi liary of the Y. M. C. A. will be held in Association building this evening at 7:30 o'clock. A full attendance is de sired. While a gang of laborers were running a truck load of puddle iron from the Danville Rolling mill t<> the store yard yesterday the wheels left the rails and threw the men and iron in a pile. No 1 one was injured. NO ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION So Decided at Monday Evening's Meeting of The School Board, The meet.'ng of the School Board Mon night was attended by President Fisch er and the following members: Barber, Keefer, Lunger, Werkheiser,Curry,Orth, Green and Black. The question of observing Arbor Day was taken up but the opinion prevailed that there were now too many holidays for the children and the matter of cel ebrating the day was dropped, although the day may be celebrattd in a small way by some of the schools. The question of opening the night school was freely discussed and it was de cided to open the same on Monday even ing, Oct. 22nd. The committee on repairs reported that the hall in the 3rd ward school, which will be utilized for night school, would be completed at the end of the present week. James Conelly was appointed truant officer at a compensation of $1.25 per day. It was stated at the meeting that there were nearly 300 truants in the city. The transfer committee were instructed to ascertain the number of non-resideut pupils who were attending the schools who had not paid their tuition. The Building and Repair committee were instructed to have the spouting on the 4th ward buikling repaired, also the roof on the building of the 3rd ward. The treasurer's report showing a balance on hand of $10,540.55 was received and accepted. The following bills were ordered paid: J. G. Brown $ 4.50 Wills, Warming & Ventilatiug Co. 20.00 Mayuard, Merrill & Co 29 72 E. A. Adams 02.50 Boro. of Daoville (water rent).... 48 00 C. Schuster 1.25 F. P. Startzel 2.00 J. F. Grove 2.25 Casper Diseroad 7.75 U. S. Express Co 1.65 Rogers & Williams 7.20 Sec'y W. H. Orth 3.20 J. B. Cleaver 5.08 Roberts & Meek 8.88 Thomas R. Shure 0.00 William Ward 75 Danville Stove & M'fg. Co 75 Standard Gas Co 40 Resolution of Condolence. Following is a resolution of condob ence over the death of the Rev. W. E. Roney, the late pastor of Trinity Luth eran church of this city, which was ad opted by the Danville Conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania, at its meeting in George town, Pa., Oct. 3rd, 1900. Whereas —It has pleased Almighty God in His good Providence to remove from our midst by death our brother,the Rev. W. E. Roney, who was earnest and zealous and faithful in the cause of Christ; therefore be it resolved: First —That whilst we mourn our loss in the early death of one who by his genial disposition and wise counsel won our love and esteem, we humbly bow to the gracious will of Him who doeth all things well and overruleth all things to His own glory and our good. Second—That a solemn admonitiou comes to us through his early death, to a renewed faithfulness and steadfastness in the work of the Lord. Third—That we express our sincere sympathy to his widow and children in this their sore bereavement in the loss of a kind and devoted husband and an indulgent and loving father. Fourth —That a copy of these resolu tions be spread on the minutes of our Conference; that a copy be sent to his widow and that they be published in one of the Danville papers and in The Lutheran. F. A. WKICKBKI., Secretary Danville Conference. HOWE'S MOVING PICTURES. The ouly first class moving picture exhibition in America today is that of Lyman H. Howe, who is the pioneer of that particularly entertaining and uni que class of exhibitions. Beyond the least doubt this show for the season of 1900 1901 is 'the finest, best and most elaborate that time and money can pro duce. He leads and others make weak attempts to follow. He has many imi tators, but no equals. His this season's exhibition is as far ahead of all others as day is of night. This statement will be verified by his exhibition, which will appear here at the Opera House, on Fri day Evening, Oct., 2ttth. All Night Telephone Service. The Shamokin Valley Telephone com pany are rapidly completing the work of connecting the Shamokin Valley line with the Montour A Columbia telephone companies lines, as soon as the work is finished an all night telephone service will be inaugurated which will greatly benefit the many patrons of the com pany. The Montour & Columbia Tele phone company yesterday morning com menced to string extra trunk lines be tween this city and Sunbury to meet the growing demands for the telephone ser vice. Settled Argument. Two pugilistic inclined young girls of South Danville, created much mirth yes terday aft j rnoon after school hours by deciding to settle an argument with their little fists. They were just in the midst of the fray when a Danville citiz en, who was driving along' in a buggy at the time, jumped to the ground and separated them. I ESTABLISHED IN 1855. HEATH OF STUART POLLOCK Occurred at The Williamsport! Hospital Saturday. Stuart,the eight-years-old son of James Pollock,of Washingtonville, died at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Will iamsport hospital from the effects of in juries received Wedneaday, Sept. 19th, while playing with his play mates dur ing recess at the school in Washington ville. At the time of the accident it was thought that the injuries which the young boy had received would prove serious. The very best medical atten tion was given him but his case became so serious that Dr. Hofifa, who was at tending him, decided to remove him to the Williamsport hospital. In company with Dr. Hoffa, young Pollock was tak en to the hospital on Friday afternoon, where an operation was performed by Dr. Nutt and several other physicians. The operation developed the fact that the intestines were perforated. At l.¥o o'clock Saturday afternoon death relieved young Pollock from his sufiering and at 7 o'clock his body was brought back to the home of his parents at Washingtonville. The dealh of Stuart Pollock came as a severe blow to his parents, who saw in their young son a future that was of the brightest hue. The funeral was held at the home of the family at 1 o'clock Monday the interment being made at Derry Church cemetery. Rev. Monroe of White Hall, conducted the funeral ceremonies. The sympathy of the entire communi ty is extended to the bereaved parents in the loss of their son. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Arms which was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. K. Pursel, corner of Mill and Centre streets, Tuesday af ternoon was largely attended. The Rev W. A. McAtee assisted by the Rev. 0. G. Heck conducted the services. The interment was made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. Those in attendance from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Arms and son John, and Mrs. Minnie Kahler, of Williamsport, Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Pursel and Mr. and Mrs. A. Pursel, of Bloomsburg, George Arms, of Milton, and Charles Arms, of Lebanon. Undertaker Henrie had charge of the funeral. Mrs. Rose Mottern, aged 45 years,wife of Alonzo Mottern, of 811 Kast Market street, died at her late home Monday night at 11 o'clock from cancer of the stomach. Mrs. Mottern, who is a well known resident of the Second ward, is survived by a husband and one daught er, Mrs. Harry Pope, of Bristol. The funeral of the late William J. Deen was held from the family residence on West Mahoning street Monday af ternoon at two o'clock. It was very largely attended. The Rev. Erskine Wright conducted the services. Inter ment was made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. General Jacob E. Meunch, of Reeds Station, Shamokin township,who is well known throughout Montour county, died at his home Sunday evening. Mr. Meunch at the time of his death was 77 years of age. He is survived by a wife and two daughters. On Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. K. Pursel, corner Mill and Centre streets, occurred the death of Mrs. Mary A. Arms, aged 75 years,(> months and 22 days. Mrs. Arms' death was due to general debility though she had been ill but a short time. She is survived by six children, Mrs. Minnie Kahler and A. N. Arms, of Williams port; Mrs. W. K. Pursel,of Bloomsburg; George Arms, of Milton; Charles Arms, of Lebanon, and Mrs. E. K. Pursel, of this city. Mrs. Lydia A. Anderson, whose home is at 150S Lombard street, Philadelphia, died at the residence of Robert Morris, 209 East Market street, this city, at 5:45 Tuesday night from pneumonia, after an illness of about a week. Mrs. Anderson who is a matron of the Day Nursery of Philadelphia came to this city about ten days ago on a vaca tion. On Tuesday last she was taken sick with a severe attack of pneumonia. Early Monday morning Wilson Metier, a pioneer resident of this section, expir ed at his home on West Market street. Although 87 years old at the time of his death he was quite active up to a short time ago. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. E. G. Hoffman, Mrs. H. 11. Vastine and Miss Anna Metier. The funeral will occur at the late home at 9.30 o'clock Thursday morning. Inter ment being in Rush Presbyterian cemet ery. Arthur Beaver Renner, the 13.years old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Renner, formerly residents of this city,died early Monday morning at his home near Bloomsburg. Appendicitis is said to have caused bis death. Among those from this city who at tended the fair in Bloomsburg yester day were: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Litz, Reese Kdmondson.F. P. Johnson, 11. L. Gross, W. D. StratiH', 1). B. Heddens and John Rebman. JOB PRINTING The office of the AMERICAN ueing furnished with a large assortmen of job letter and fancy type and job material generally, the Publishei announces to the public that he is prepared at all times to execute in the neatest manner JOB PRINTING Ofali Kinds and Descrption. Get our prices before place your orders. SCARCITY OF WATER INTHE RIVER May Result In Water Famine This Winter. Remedy For It. Some apprehension is being felt by many of our citizens in regard to tbe water supply for tbe coining winter. The Susquehanna is lower now than it has been for many years at this season. Despite the rainfall of Monday, the rise in the river is hardly perceptible and as the equinoctial storms have as yet made no appearance, many are inclined to believe that the river will remain low the entire winter. It is feared that if a freeze-up should occur before there is water enough to cover the wells on the west side of the bridge, it will neces sitate the laying of a pipe from the wells to a point between the first and second piers where the water is deepest. It is seldom we have heavy rains at this late season and unless there is a rise in temperature and a good rain fall, this procedure may have to be adopted. Met a Horrible Death. Luther Stahlnecker, aged 40 years, whois well known in thiacity and sur rounding country, met a horrible death Saturday while working in the car yards of the Penna. R. R. at Williamsport. According to a message sent to this paper, Stahlnecker, who is a carpenter and resides at lurbotville, was repairing a car of the Penna. road in Williamsport. He had to get under the car to do the work, which was propped up by jacks. Without the least warning the car slid from the jacks and fell on Stahlnecker, crushing his head and shoulders into a horrible mass. The remains were taken to his home in Turbotville for inter ment. Stahlnecker was a nephew of William 11. Bortz, a well known resident of Tur botville. He is survived by a wife who is nearly crazed over her husband's sad death. Charles Stahlnecker, the father of the dead man,was killed by an express train on the Penna. K. R. at Kemerer's Mills about six years ago. Mrs. Stahlnecker, the wife of the dead man, had been vis iting him at Williamsport Saturday and had just taken the train for her home when the shocking accident occurred. Important Invention. Letters patent have been granted to Lewis Morgan, of Reading, Pa., for an improvement in spring appliances for rolling mill couplings. The invention consists in the application of metal band springs to roll trains; whereby loose couplings are firmly held during the re volutions of the train; preventing as in the present way, those counter rotary motions of the boxes and spindle,result ing in the "backlash" which is thecause of the frequent breakages and expen sive delays so annoying to mill manag ers. This device is readily attached or re moved without disconnecting the train and does away with the usual noise and clatter of tbe machinery. Mr. Morgan was for many years employed as a machinist at the big mill in this city, at one time occupying the position of Sup erintendent of the mill machinery. He is now assistant Superintendent of the Spruce street sheet mill of tbe Reading Iron company at Reading. Delegates Instructed. The miners at Shamokin and vicinity yesterday elected their delegates for the miners convention which convenes at Scranton tomorrow for the purpose of atlecting a settlement of the great strike. All delegates chosen were in structed to stand for an increase of ten percent, the abolition of the sliding scale and an iron clad agreement with the operators that they will stand by the terms of the agreement for a year. Good Sum Was Realized. The Y. M. C. A. building was open to the public in its new dress Tuesday night A careful inspection showed that the improvements were made just where they were most needed, and the Ladies Auxiliary deserve much credit. Their work is always appreciated by those in terested in the Association. An excell ent supper was served from which a good sum was realized. A New Bell, The school directors of Ciearhart town ship have purchased a bell for the school house at South Danville. The bell was made in Chicago and arrived at the P. R. R. station Monday. It will be plac ed in the new tower sometime during the present week. A Coming Wedding. Invitations were issued Monday for the marriage of Miss Katharine, daught er of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Krieger, to Charles H. Howe, Thursday, October 25th. Jacob Winters, an employe of the Polish brewery, while, loading kegs of beer on a wagon about 4 o'clock Mon day afternoon, had the middle finger of his right hand smashed by the falling of one of the kegs. The lacerat ed finger was dressed by Dr. Winter steen. C. C. Moyer, the Penn street livery man, met with a painful accident Mon day morning. While attending to his horses he WHS kicked in the chin by one of the animals. The cut which was near ly an inch long had four stitches taken in it by Dr. P. C. Newbaker.