Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, October 18, 1900, Image 1

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I I'. A I'. M- Danville. Pa.
Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines
a Specialty
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Teeth KxtracU-cl without I'atn.
crown and Bridge Work a Specialty.
Kqulpped with tlie latest and most Improved
Instruments an<l prepared to execute the
most diflicult work.
Office, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, Pa
Dentistry in all its branches. Charge
Moderate and all work Guaranteed.
Established 1892.
The stove men are busy.
Liveryman Grant Ridgway has started
the construction of his new stable neai
Canal street.
Reports from the county schools are
very encouraging. The schools, this
year, have good teachers and the pupils
under their care are studying hard.
Many of the beautiful front yards
have been dismantled of their llowers
and plants.
The Tigers Mohawks foot-ball game,
which was booked for Saturday after
noon at DeWilt's park, did not mater
ialize owing to the failure of the Moh
awks to putin appearance. The Tigers,
reinforced by a number of outsiders,
made up two elevens and played two
short halves.
W. D. Stratiff has rented the store
room formerly occupied by Israel Maier
in the Sechler block, where he will con
duct an eating house-
The bay of the hounds and the crack
of the ritles will be familiar sounds to
frequenters of the wooded hills and
valleys these days.
Hunting is now the order of the day.
Now for Milton. The high school boys
expect to do much better in their second
The lovers of the Florida oranges will
be pleased to learn that shippers of
oranges report that the cominz crops
will be the largest marketed since 1834.
Fruit men who have been investigating
the matter, say that estimates show that
the crop will be fully 1,000,000 boxes.
The crops or some of the largest growers
iu Southern Florida, have already been
purchased at $1.85 per box on the
trees. Fine, luscious Florida oranges
are now coming to Harrisburg.
A" each year goes by the necessity of
private boarding houses in Danville be
comes more apparent. Not a day passes
but what some stranger is making in
quiries for a private boarding house,and
although there may be a few families
who accommodate boarders,yet it seems
hard to locate them.
Don't forget Arbor Day on Friday.
Despite the many warnings given,
some people still continue to throw
ashes and garbage over the river bank.
With a little care and a little money ex
pended, our river bank could be very
much beautified.
Parties after autumn leaves are now
the order of the day.
The drinking fountain is a boon to
A Ladies Camp P. O. of A., an auxi
liary to the P. O.S. of A. will be institut
ed in this city in a few weeks. Nearly all
the lodges of this fraternity tia ve a ladies
camp and a Ladies Auxiliary should be
an excellent aid to our local lodge. Any
American born woman is eligible for
membership. The order carries with it
an insurance and a sick benefit of $3.00
per week. The movement now on foot
should meet with every encouragement.
The urgent need of a judge in Lycom
ing county is apparent in the business
in the courthouse. In the prothono
tary's office are many important pipers
that should be signed by the court.
There are divorce papers, orders, rules,
etc., that have been lying there since
the death of the late Judge Metzger. At
present ihere are sixteen decrees in di
vorce proceedings that are awaiting the
court's signature. The masters in these
cases have completed their work, but
there it stops until a judge is appointed.
Invitations have been received in this
city for the marriage of Miss Cornelia,
daughter of Mrs. Harriette Reynolds, of
Hell wood, PH., to Mr. David Edward
North. The ceremony will take place
at the bride's home on Wednesday
morning, October 31, atU o'clock.
The archdeaconry of Willianisport will
open its fall session in St. Matthew's
church, Sunbury, next Monday. The
irehdeaconry is one of the four convoca
tions into which the Protestant Flpis
•opaJ diocese is divided, for the promo
ion of church extension, and embraces
he clergy, parishes and missions of
•leven counties of the state. Christ
■hurch, of this city, will be represented
it the meeting.
Jollifications will be the order of the
lay in the coal regions for the next few
la>s since the big strike is over,
lhe woods are full of huuters.
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VOL. 4.V-NO 4-\
When Informed Grand Jury Had Found
True Bill Against Him.
The Grand Jury at 3:45 Monday af
ternoon reported a true bill of murder
against Boyd Wintersteen, who was
placed under arrest at his own request
the morning of September 13th, tor the
murder of Martin L. Fisher, Superinten
dent of John R. Bennett's "Castle
Grove" farms.
After foreman Schoch had handed the
indictment papers to the Court and the
contents of the same made known, the
court room, which was packed with
spectators, became so quiet that the
drop of a pin on the floor could have
been heard. Sheriff George Maiers was
then instructed by the Court to bring
Wintersteen into the court room.
Clad in a neat but plain suit of clothes,
Wintersteen accompanied Sheriff Maiers
from the jail to the courthouse. Un
shackled, as he walked along the streets
any one who had never seen him would
not have recognized in the man walking
at the side of the Sheriff, a person ac
cused of a horrible cold blooded murder.
With a half smile, clear eye, head
erect and firm step, Wintersteen entered
the court room. The stare of 300 curious
people did not affect him in the least, j
At the request of the Court, Winter-j
steen stood in front of the court bench !
and listened to Judge Little impart to j
him ttie findings of the Grand Jury in (
his case.
The announcement did not seem to
affect him in the least. When asked if
fie had procured an attorney to take
care of his case Wintersteen replied in
the negative with a cool, clear voice,and
in stating his reasons why he had none,
he said that he was too poor to hire one.
The Court then assigned the following
well known attorneys to defend him:
Ex-Judge H. M. Hinckley, Edward
Savre Gearhart and C. P. Gearhart.
After a consultation of the attorneys
appointed, the Court was asked to con
tinue the case over until the next term,
which convenes in January, on the
ground that they desired time, within
which to prepare their case and also that
two of the attorneys were interested in
another crimiual case that would take
up their attention. The request was
granted by the Court and Wintersteen
was taken back to jail.
Wintersteen seemed to take the entire
proceedings nonchalantly, leaving the
room in company with Sheriff Maiers as
if he were a companion instead of u pri
soner, over whose head hangs a very
grave charge.
Send James C. Foster to the Assem
bly. He is an able man and one that
will represent the interests of his con-:
Epworth League Convention.
The Tenth Annual Convention of the
Danville District, Central Pennsylvania
Conference Epworth League, convened
in St. Johns M. E. church at Sunbury
John H. Kote, of this city, responded
to the words of welcome of the Kev. J.
B. Stein, of Sunbury, last evening. At
the session this afternoon, General Sec
retary W. D. Laumaster, of the V. M.
C. A. will conduct the "Bible Beading"
and speak on "Qualification for Work
Among those from this city who left
last evening to attend the convention
were: Miss Agnes Hodge and Miss
Jennie Lovett. Many more have signili- j
ed their intention of attending this
After the session last evening a recep-1
tiou was given the visiting delegates in
the Sunday school room.
Had a Bad Fall.
As Mrs. John Brown was departing
from the Eisenhart meat market about
4 o'clock yesterday afternoon where she
had made a purchase, she suddenly
fainted and fell to the pavement a dis
tance of about four feet. She was carri
ed to the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Gaskins, who live near the
butcher shop, and Dr. Harpel summon
Outside of a few bruises about the face,
Mrs. Brown escaped injury and last
eveniug was resting comfortably.
The Bryan speeches of 1890 are the j
Bryan sj>eeches that should be read I
with most care this year.
Welsh Singers in this City.
The Gwent Glee Society Sextette, of |
Kingston, which is composed of Messrs.
John 11. Brogg, David Johns, David
Griffith, William Boston. Thomas Bos
ton and George Thomas, treated the
citizens of Danville to some choice vocal
selections Saturday afternoon and even
The Sextette is composed entirely of
striking miners of the Woodward and
Pittebone collieries at Kingston and
Scranton. They have been touring cer
tain sections of the state with the hope
of making a living during the strike.
Before coming to Danville they sang at
the 151oom9burg fair. During Saturday
evening they serenaded Hon. Kufus K.
Polk, Postmaster Thomas J. Price and
Attorney James Scarlet.
The Lecture Committee of the Y. M.
C. A. are doing all in their power to
make the first entertainment of the Star
Course, which occurs on November 21st,
a success and there is every indication
that there will be a large sale of tickets.
The committee has secured the best tal
ent obtainable for the course and al
those who attend will be treated to
something more than the ordinary.
DANVILLE. I'A., Til I'lts DAY.(X"1 J : >BKli 18. 1000.
I Preached to a Large Cougregation Sunday
| The services at Saint Paul's Methodist
Episcopal church Sunday were largely
att2nded. It was the Rev. Dr. Dim
mick'slast Sunday as pastor of the con
gregation. In the morning a class of
j probationers was admitted to full mem
bership and the rite of baptism was ad
ministered. In the evening Dr. Dim
mick preached his farewell sermon. At
this service every available seat in the
large auditorium was in demand. Many
friends of the popular divine were there.
Dr. Dimmick's subject was, "A Com
pleted Mission," using as a text, the
fourth verse in the 17th, chapter of
Saint John —"I have glorified Thee on
the earth; I have finished the work
Thou hast given me to do." Following
is a synopsis of the eloquent discourse.
One of the most pleasing indulgences
for the human mind to enjoy is the
habit of looking forward. One loves to
think of the bright tomorrow. We paint
glorious futures; we build air castles.
But a tr.ore profitable thing is to look
back over the past, particularly if that
past is tilled with true living. Jesus, as
he came to the close of his career, was
able to look up into the face of his
Father in Heaven and say, "I have
glorified Thee on the Earth; I have fin
ished the work Thou gavest me to do."
Every man should strive to be able to
close life with the truth of this declara
tion, expressing our real state in the
sight of God. What are some of the
things expressed in the text that we do
well to ponder. First—He had glorified
his Father. He made every thing to
bend to the accomplishment of this end
to do the will of Him who sent Him. In
our Catechism, we learned when child
ren, that the highest duty of man was
to glorify God. lesus said, that the
highest glory of the Father was in the
fruitfulness of the lives of his children.
It is a marvelously strange fact that a
poor sinful, weak mortal, can shed glory
and lustre upon the heart of God.
Second—We learn that he learned the
art of finishing what he undertook. How
many incompleted schemes and plans of
men there are in the world. How many
incomplete characters and lives. There
is a grace in being able to finish what
we have begun. It is better to do one
thing completely, than many things.
How many begin well; but fail to end
well. It is the end, the finishing, that
determines the value of a thing done, or
of a life lived.
Third—Jesus teaches us to live a
thorough life; to thorough a plan or pur
pose. liow much waste in the world for
the lack of thoroughness. Every age is
crowded with waste baskets that con
tained the fragments of half done ac
tions and thoughts.
How many inventions have never
been of any use because the inventor
did not do the work thoroughly. How
many scientific theories have died pre
maturely because the discoverer did not
thoroughly understand the great truth
he presented. The church has been
greatly damaged by the lack of thorough
ness in the thought of its ministers. In
every department of life, in our day
thoroughness is demanded. This is true
particularly in the religious world.
Thorough Christians are in demand.
Fourth —He teaches the individuality
of life. To every man his work. Every
man has a place and a mission from God.
Every life is a God planned life and it is
our highest duty as well as a most sacr
ed privilege to know what is God's pur
pose in us ami to carry it out. Every
life differs from every other life.
Fifth —A God planned life is a God in
spired life. We believe in God inspir
ed words; that the Bible is God inspired.
Jesus teaches a divinely inspired life.
Sixth—A divinely inspired life must
be a perpetual divine revelation. That
is what Christ's life was. He did not
give himself to works of organization or
reform, but let the light and life that
were in hand, shine forth and reveal the
hidden truth of his soul.
In conclusion Dr. Dimmick said: Let
me in leaving you urge you to study and
practice life from the stand point that
Jesus occupied. Remember your life
should be planned of God. Inspired by
His spirit. That you should strive to be
thorough in every good word and work
and endeavor, to perfect the life you
have begun.
An honest conservative Associate
Judge is what we want. Vou can have
an official of that kind by voting and
working for Robert Adams.
Firemen's Relief Association.
The preliminary organization of a
Firemen's Relief Association in this city
has been effected and a movement is
now on foot to secure a charter from the
The association which is composed of
twelve delegates, three from each of the
local companies, is organized for the
purpose of taking care of members of
the local department who sustain in
juries while in the performance of their
duty. Application will be made to the
court for a charter, and the boys expect
to secure the same by November.
The following is a list of the officers
who were elected at their last meeting:
President, A. C Roat; vice-president, W.
E. Young; secretary, Harry Trumbower;
treasurer, Samuel McCoy.
The Association meets in the parlors
of the Friendship Fire company.
The defeat of Bryan in 1890 was
the salvation of American labor. His
election this year would be its ruin.
Brief Mention of the Movement of Your
Friends and Acquaintances.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Walter and
daughter, Mrs. James Walter and Miss
Kate Walter, of Bloouisburg and Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Mears, of Brooklyn, N.
Y., spent Sunday at the home of Jacob
Berger, Riverside.
Miss Fluima Bird and Miss Bertha
Gaskins are representing St. Paul's M.
K. church at the Epworth League con
vention in Sunbury.
Miss Helen Grey, of Scranton, is visit
ing at the home of B. F". F'oulk, Mul
berry street.
Miss Arlene F"rantz returned to Wilkes
barre yesterday after a visit with Miss
Mary Hollowav.
Miss Jennie Pitner, of Riverside, left
yesterday afternoon for a visit with
friends in Sunbury.
Miss Nellie Geringer is4spending a few
days with Sunbury friends.
Miss Olive Thompson is attending the
Flpworth League convention at Sun
Miss Cora Mover spent yesterday in
Miss Mary Stuenger is visiting friends
in Harrisburg.
Mrs. C. J. Weber returned to Sunbury
yesterday after a week's visit with rela
tives in this city.
Miss Ada Bradley, of Catawissa, is
spending a few days with friends in this
Raymond Hummer, of Bloouisburg,
visited relatives in this city yesterday. |
Lloyd Cromis, of Washingtonville, |
drove to this city yesterday.
Joseph Snyder, of Mt. Carmel, trans- '
acted business in this city yesterday.
O. R Drumheller, of Shamokin, at
tended court in this city yesterday.
Fred Rebman returned to Voungstown j
Ohio, yesterday.
Miss Jennie Lewis left yesterday for a
visit in Harrisburg.
Mrs. William Bowman left for her
home in Pittsburg Monday.
F'red Linderman, of Shamokin. was inT
this city yesterday.
George Stock, of Gettysburg, who has ;
been visiting his son, Dr. George Stock, j
Bloom street, left yesterday for a trip to |
Wayland, New York.
Mrs. G. S. McLean, of
visiting her mother, Mrs. E. A. Coulter. I
John Brooks, of Bloomsburg, was iu
this city yesterday.
Mrs. H. Rickards and Mrs. Blue, of
Mooresburg, spent yesterday with rela
tives in this city.
Harry Moser,of Pottsgrove, drove to
this city yesterday.
Miss Nan Gaskins, of Northumber
land. spent yesterday with friends in :
this city,
Mr. and Mrs. Norris Sechler, who
have been visiting Mr. Sechler's father, I
Levi Sechler, Grand street, left Mon- \
day for their home in Calumet, Michig
Mrs. Judd Van Nostran, of Wilkes
barre, who has been visiting Miss Cath
erine Van Nostran in South Danville,
returned to her home Monday.
Dr. L. K. Cleaver, who has been as- 1
sociated with Dr. C. 11. Reynolds for
the past year, left Monday night for
Dauphin where he will open a dental
Walter Davids, of Binghamton, N. V.. '
was the guwst of friends in this city yes
terday. |
George Wilson, of Bloouisburg, was
in this city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leedem, who
have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. j
M. F'. Gulick, South Danville, returned !
to their home in Philadelphia yester- j
Mrs. Lizzie Bizway, of Willianisport,
is visiting at the home of her brother, j
Jacob Herman, lOast Front street.
Mrs. Harriette Jones spent yesterday
in Bloomsburg.
Philip Benzbach made a business trip
to Wilkesbarre yesterday.
Mrs. Mary Kerswell, of Nescopeck,
spent yesterday with friends in South
Miss Martha Schultz, of Muncv, and
Miss Sarah Bibby, of Milton, spent yes
terday at the home of F'. G. Peters, on
West Mahoning street.
Miss Clara Brow n returned to her'
home in Scranton, yesterday, after vis- I
iting friends in this city.
Mrs. Annie Biddle left Monday for
Philadelphia to attend the fall millin
ery opening.
John Jacobs, Jr., left Monday for
Pittsburg, after a visit with his parents
in this city.
John (i. Brown of Danville, who is
running for Register and Recorder, is
worthy of the support of all voters re
gardless of party affiliations.
Additional Contributions.
Chief Burgess John A. Mover, who is
chairman of the relief committee for the
sufferers of the Turbotville lire, desires,
in behalf of the committee, to extend
thanks to the public, especially to the
churches for the willingness with which
contributions have been made for the
aid of this worthy cause.
Following is the additional list of
churches contributing to the fund:
Christ Episcopal church, $5.85; First
I Baptist church, 112 t 57; German Lutheran
church,so.2o; Grove Presbyterian church
[slo, and Reformed church, slf>.
• 1 In Favor of the Miners- Work to be Resum
ed Soon.
The great strike of the anthracite coal
| regions is ended. Dispatches to this
j paper last night confirm the lirst tidings
lof this good news which was given to
i j the public yesterday afternoon by
I the display of bulletins on Mill street,
i It is now only a question as to when the
; men will return to work and it is pro
bable that that will occur just as soon
as it is officially announced by Presid
ent Mitchell of the ending of the strike.
The following order which was posted
j by the officials of the Philadelphia and
Reading Coal and Iron company, im
mediately after the conference in Phila
delphia yesterday afternoon, confirms in
strong language yesterday's reports of
that conference:
"This company hereby withdraws the
notice posted on October 3rd, and to
bring a practical uniformity in the ad
vance of wages in the several coal re
gions, gives notice that it will suspend
the operation of the sliding scale, and
will pay ten percent advance on Sept
ember wages anil until April Ist, 1901,
I ar.d thereafter until further notice, and
I will take up with its mine employes any
grievances which they may have."
Sheriff David Ruckel sounds well.
Elect him and vou will have a man in
office that is worthy of the honor.
j Charles Eisenhart's Severe Sentence.
Charles Eisenhart, of Shamokin, who
was indicted by the Grand Jury Tues
' dav morning for larceny, plead guilty
I to the charge when arraigned in court
j during the afternoon, and was senten
ced to pay the costs of the court, a fine
| of SSO and to return the chattels stolen
' or pay the value thereof and to undergo
{ a term of solitary confinement in the
; F'.astern Penitentiary for one year.
The crime for which F'.isenhart must
i serve this sentence was committed on
the evening of February sth,in this city.
! Prior to the theft.Eisenhart resided with
| his older brother Lewis on North Mar
| shall street, in Shamokin, his father and
m other being dead.
In January of this year he came to |
I Danville to procure work and while here 1
i met Patrick McFadden, an employe at J
| the blast furnace, Eisenhart also secured j
j a job at the furnace and both he and '
McFadden boarded together on Fiast
! Market street.
While McFadden was at work on F"eb \
' ruarv sth, Eisenhart took the old man's I
savings, which amounted to $19.50, and '
, made good his escape. On the 21st of j
June lie was apprehended at Shamokin I
. and brought to this city, where lie was |
given a hearing and held for the Grand [
Eisenhart is 30 years old and unuiarri- i
ed. When sentence was pronounced he 1
j did not seem to care and took it as a
j matter of fact.
Never liefore in the history of the
country could it be said that the jteo- j
pie were too busy to think and read (
and attend political meetings. But it
is a fact this year. The farmers are
still at work, the planter is busy, the
laboring men in every industry are |
emploved full time and over-time. ;
The fall trade has begun, and, unlike
former Presidential years, every-one is
hustling. This is not apathy, on the
contrary, it is the greatest Republican
argument that can be used. These
! people, however, will not be too busy
to register and vote. And they will
vote to continue to be busy, not to
close the mills and destroy the farmer's
i • I
market. It is McKinleyism against
] Bryanism, and the busy man under
: stands the situation even if he be too
i busy and too tired togo to political
; meetings and march through the streets.
And when the campaign is over and
! McKinleyism triumphs, then we shall
be busier still, busier than ever before
in our history. It will be the votes ot
millions of the '"too busy" men that
j will snow Mr. Bryan and his issues
under oil the 6th. of November.
Pleads Guilty of Both Charges.
Harry li. Landis, ex-proprietor of the
| Hotel Oliver, which house was raided on
I Sunday evening, June 0t!;, for selling
liquor on Sunday, plead guilty to the
charge in court yesterday without going
' through the formality of a trial.
Ruling was made on the defendant to
' show cause why his license to sell li<|«ior
! should not be revoked. The order was
i made returnable at 1:30 o'clock on the
J afternoon of Saturday, October 27.
In the case of the Commonwealth vs.
11. R. I.andis, for promoting gambling
by means of a slot machine on his pre
mises, the jury before whom the trial
occurred returned a verdict of guilty.
Imposition of the sentence in the case
w ill not be made before Saturday morn
ing at which time court will again meet.
j A vote for C. F. Ilutli for Congress
> means a vote for the continuance of
i prosperity.
A Coining Wedding,
r Invitations will be issued tomorrow
for the wedding of Miss Mary Elizabeth
t daughter of Mr. and Mrs.ThomasSchott,
i Pine street, to F'red Snyder,of Scranton,
i at St. Hubert's church, Tuesday, October
30th, at!' a. m.
Judge Little and the Associates
The regular session ofcthe October term
of court was convened at 10 o'clock yes
terday morning with Judge R. R. Little
and Associates Thompson and Divel on
the bench. The list of grand jurors was
called and all responded. Henry M.
Schoch was appointed and sworn in as
foreman. McClellan Diehl was appoint
ed tip-staff to attend to the wants of
the Grand Jury and Joseph P. Swank
and William T. Dyer were appointed to
wait upon the Court.
The list of constables was read. All
reported and handed in their returns to
the Court. Constable John Krum, of
Mahoning township, reported the pub
lic road between the Borough line and
Chulasky, as in bad condition. He said
that he had reported the same to the
Supervisors. Court referred the matter
to '.he District Attorney.
The Grand Jury was then instructed
by the Court as to its duties anil as to
the disposition of costs. The Court
dwelt at great length upon the homi
cide case that would come before the
Jury for its consideration. Court then
instructed the Jury to consider ' the
homicide case of Boyd Wintersteen first.
The Jury returned to their room.
The case of the Commonwealth vs. 11.
R. Land is, for selling liquor on Sunday
was called and at the request of the at
torney for defendant, Court put the
case down for trial Wednesday morning.
On motion of W. Kase West, Ralph
Kisner, of Millville, was admitted and
sworn to practice law at the bar of Mon
tour county. On motion of R. S. Am
merman. Mr. Zeigler, of Philadelphia,
was also admitted and sworn to practice
at the bar of Montour county.
In the case of W. A. Ickes vs. Harry
Ickes, judgment was rtversed and pro
ceedings set aside. In the matter of Dr:
Philip C. Newbaker, County Treasurer
of Montour county vs. tlie new Presby
terian Cemetery Company, of Danville,
judgment was directed to be entered in
favor of defendant with costs of suit.
The report of the auditor in partition
in the matter of the estate of Joseph R.
Phillips, late of Borough of Danville,
deceased, was confirmed. Report of
same in matter of personal property,
also confirmed.
Order of return of sale of the estate of
the late George O. Rishel, was confirm
The petition of the administrator for
the estate of Josiah Dyer, lat j of Liber
ty township, deceased, for order to sell
real estate for payment of debts, was
Report of the auditor of the estate of
Elizabeth Titus, late of Washington
ville Borough, deceased, was confirmed.
The Grand Jury also returned an in
dictment for larceny against Harry
Shipe and Harry Robbins, of Anthony
township. Their trial will be called to
The charge for which they are held,oc
cured early last July, when farmer Fq>-
hraim Murray, of Anthony township,
discovered that some person or persons
had stolen the iron trucks from his new
binder. A search resulted in locating
the remnants of the truck in a scrap
pile near McKwensville.
From evidence secured, Shipe and
Robbins were arrested and bound over
for this term.
The following papers were passed up
on and confirmed by the Court: Instate
of Josiah Dyer, late of the township of
Liberty, deceased. Inventory and ap
praisement of real estate set apart for the
benefit of Catherine Dyer, widow.
Amount S3OO.
Estate of Fid ward FL Anile,late of Val
ley tow nship, Montour county, deceas
ed. Inventory and appraisement of per
sonal property set apart for the benefit
of Lillie Ande, widow. Amount S3OO.
Instate of Elmer F\ F"ox, late of the
Borough of Danville, deceased. Inven
tory and appraisement of personal prop
erty for the benefit of Lydia Fox,widow.
Amount $.'500.
The third and partial accounting of
Christiana Wands, committee of David
Wands, a lunatic.
A petition to lay out and vacate a pub
lie road in Valley township, Montour
county, was granted by the Court. C.
W. Eckman,Samuel Mourer and George
W. West were appointed viewers.
The Court also confirmed the follow
ing reports: Instate of John D. Will
iams, late of Mahoning township, Mon
tour county. Report of auditor.
Instate of Robert Davison,late of May
berry township,Montour county .deceas
ed. In partition.
Instate of Ellen Fillis, late of Anthony
township, deceased. Order of return of
sale of real estate.
The case of the Commonwealth vs.
Paul Thomson, for desertion was finish
ed and the Court reserved decision until
the next term. Mr. Thomson was held
ou his own recognizance for appearance
when wanted. A reconciliation between
the parties was recommended.
The Grand Jury fared to report a true
bill against Caroline and Lsther Keefer
for assault and battery. The prosecutor
Gertrude Welliver, was ordered to pay
The Grand Jury found a true bill
against the following: Charles Eisen
hart,larceny. Calvin Blecher and Will
iam Foust, Supervisors of Mahoning
township, neglecting to repair the high
way. George Densberger, obtaining
money by fraud.
(Continued on F'ourth page.)
Grabes his Winchester while Covered by a
Theif and Kills Him.
One of the most daring attempts at
robbery ever made in this section, oc
curred at Cambria,about five miles from
Benton, shortly after midnight Tues
Owing to the wonderful display of
courage shown by a young man by the
name of John Hughes of that place, a
repetition of the Benton robbery of
Monday would have occurred. As it was
the robbers were frighteued away and
one of their number killed.
According to facts secured by the
AMERICAS last evening, the story
of the attempted robbery and its ending
is not only sensational but interesting.
Owing to the numerous thefts that have
occurred in that neighborhood during
the past few days, Mr. Hazlet, who is
proprietor of the general store in that
place, asked young Hughes to watch his
place Tuesday night. After sitting up
for some time,Hughes decided to take a
rest behind the counter. He had
taken his position when he heard
the foot steps of some one in the
store. While he was listening a man
reached around the end of the counter
and flashed a dark lantern in his face,at
the same time shoving the muzzle of a
revolver under his nose, and asking him
what he was doing there. Hughes' nerve
remained with him and he informed the
marauder that he was there to watch
the store. While he was explaining his
presence, Hughes reached for his Win
chester which was at his side, and tak
ing desperate chances he brought it to
his shoulder and fired point blank four
times at the man in front of him. The
man uttered a yell and started for the
door, but he had only proceeded about
one hundred yards when he fell to the
ground, dead. Hughes gave the alarm
and in company with some neighbors
went to the side of the fallen man.
Examination developed the fact that
one bullet had entered the left arm and
pierced the heart, coming out through
the back of the man. The features of
the dead man were strange and no one
was able to identify him. There was
nothing in his clothes that would give
any clew as to his identity and the re
mains were taken to the Christian
The man was probably 55 years of age,
of good appearance and well dressed.
On his feet were shoes of the latest style.
He wore a neat black moustache and on
his clothes were found a gold watch and
a revolver, the property of Smith,Math
er & Co., of Benton, the place that had
been robbed Monday night.
Mr. Bryan hopes to catch some votes
by passing as an enthusiastic Ameri
can. Yet this man, who makes such
eloquent appeals to national spirit and
patriotism, has been a lifelong advocate
of the jxdicy of giviug work to foreign
ers rather than American workmen.
He is on record as being opposed to
any measure of Protection to any Am
erican industry. He would admit to
this country free of duty the wool of
Australia and of South America to
ruin the wool growers of the west. He
would allow free entry to the tin plate
of Wales and to the wines and silks of
France. He would throw open our
market to the manufacturers of Eng
land and would make this country, as
George 111 and his advisers tried to
make it before the days of '76, indus
trially dependent on the mother coun
try. Of his devotion to the jiolicy of
Free Trade,however, there is no doubt,
aud there is no doubt, either, hut that
his election to the Presidency would
mean the closing up of American nulls
and, in consequence, more business for
the mills of England aud of other
countries. If to be a true American
means to have American interests at
heart, then Mr. Bryan is as thoroughly
un-American as any man in the coun
Knitting Mill Prize Contest.
The 9th pay in the prize contest at
the Danville Knitting mill resulted as
Full Automatic Stripers, Lizzie llen
kie, $13.68.
Brinton machines, Bertha YanGilder,
Scott and Williams machines, Maud
Goss. $lO 84.
Loopers, Kate Schott, 112 10.75.
Winders, Ida Haas, $6.69.
Toppers, first prize. Matthew Law,
£8.34; second prize, Henry Schram.
$7.02; third prize, Joseph Yeager, $6.18;
fourth prize, Wesley Robinson, $5.52;
and fifth prize, Annie Lovett, $5.80.
There are but live pays before Christ
mas at which time the contest closes
and much interest is manifested in the
final result.
Vote for McKinley and Roosevelt
and you are casting a vote lor Pro
tection, prosperity, patriotism and pro
Salvation Army Notes.
Meetings in the hall every evening ex
cept Monday and Wednesday.
There will be a pound meeting on Sat
urday evening. Groceries and provis
ions will be gladly received'by the of
Mr. William Evans will speak in the
ball on Sunday afternoon. Special
music and singing will be given.
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
Of all Kinds and Descrption.
: our prices before place
your orders.
I In Their First Game of the Season —The
Second Half a Fierce Fight.
'be Danville High School Athletic As
sociation foot-ball eleven, went down to
defeat before theCatawissa high school
boys on Saturday afternoon to the tune
of 16 to 0.
Although Danville lost, they put up a
good game for the first of the season.
As it was, the bovs after playing the
first half rounded intp form and when
they went on the gridiron it was with
the determination to win.
It was 3:30 when the elfvens came on
the gridiron. Catawissa won the tons
and chose the uphill goal, giving Dan
ville the ball. Montague kicked off for
Danville, the ball going to Catawissa's
25 yard line, where Wright secured it
and advanced to the centre of the field
before he was downed by Bailey. Quick
formation was the order and Catawissa
by good work made Danville's ends for
10 and 20 yards. Cat%wissa by pound
ing Danville's centre,succeeded in push
ing Wright over the line for a touch
down, but Klechner failed in his try for
Montague again kicked off for Dau
ville the ball going to Lewis, who ad
vanced it 15 yards before he was downed
by Montague. Catawissa with the down
hill work in their favor, succeeded in
carrying the ball in Danville's territory
and by a wedge formation pushed Bidd
ing over the line for another touchdown
Klechner failed again in bis try for goal.
Danville again put the pigskin in mo
tion but Catawissa was playing a fast
game and as the time for the first half
was called, Catawissa put Klechner over
the line for a touchdown. Klechner suc
ceeding in his try for goal.
In the second half Danville started to
pull themselves together and they put
up a game worthy of older elevens. The
line was changed and there was a snap
about their playing that had not shown
itself before. The best they could do,
however, was to hold the Catawissa
punters down and they did it. It was a
fierce tight, first one side getting the
ball on downs and then the other, and
as the whistle sounded at the end of the
second half, the ball was in the centre
of the field,neither side securing a touch
down through this half.
Following is the line up and summary:
Edmondson fur- v ,
Fenstermacher i Krebs
James K. T Yetter
Baily K. G W. Miller
Uaskfns J C Eveland
Angle L. G Bidding
Cross L. T A. Miller
McClure L. E Longenberger
Lunger Q. B Yeager
Campbell K. H. B Klechner
Maiers L. H. B Wright
Montague F. B Lewis
Officials —Referee, Prof. Gordy, Dan
ville; umpire, R. Sharpless, Catawissa;
timekeepers, Prof. Carey, Danville, and
Mr. YanYalzah, Catawissa; linesmen,
Mr. Reimard and Mr. Sharpless, Cata
wissa. Touchdowns, Catawissa,Wright,
1; Bidding, 1: and Klechner, 1. Coals
from touchdown, Klechner, 1. Time of
halves, one twenty and one fifteen
Remember that you want a man for
Jury Commissioner who is capable,
honest and unbiased. See to it that
your friends as well as yourself vote
for J. F. Pattersou.
Centenarian Passes Away.
JohnTitel, of Bloomsburg, who was
considered the oldest resident of this
section of the State,expired at thehome
of his daughter, Mrs. Hiram Palmer, of
Bloomsburg, at 1:20 o'clock Saturday
At the time ot his death he was 100
years, 10 months and 27 days of age and
up to the hour that the grim reaper
claimed him, be was in the very best of
health. He is survived .bv two daught
ers, Mrs. and Mrs. West
Gross, of Bloomsburg, and two sons,
Charles Titel, of Bloomsburg, and Lewis
Titel, of
The funeral will be held from the
house of bis daughter, Mrs. Palmer, at
10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The deceased resided in this section
for 60 years. He was a carpenter by
trade and built the Montour Row, now
the property of the Reading Iron works
in this city. He was a well preserved
man and very active. When he was 91
years of age he startled his relatives by
walking from Bloomsburg to this city.
At the celebration of his 100 th anniver
sary last November, the affair was at
tended by many relatives and friends
from this city and vicinity.
When death came he sullered no pain
simply going to that sleep that knows
no awakening.
Unfortunately for the Tariff haters,
anthracite coal is on the fret* list, and
there can IK- no |>ointiug to the Penn
sylvania strike as the baleful result of
Republican Protectionism. Here again
"Billy" Bryan is playing in hard luck.
Shot a Dog With Babies.
A mad dog caused considerable ex
citement in South Danville Friday night.
The canine was small and when discov.
ered was making a great effort to masti
cate the ({ate leading to the residence of
George Steinert.
Charles Fisher ot the Susquehanna
Hotel shot the animal.