Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, November 15, 1900, Image 1

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9A. 12, .1/ 10i MiU St.,
IP. 4P. 31. Danville, Pa.
425 Mux ST., DANVILLB, PA.
Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines
a Specialty
Teeth Kxtraet»»U without I'aiu.
Crown anil Itr-ldge Work a Specialty.
Equipped with the latent and most Improved
instruments and prepared to execute the
iwoft difficult work.
Offioe, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, Pa
Dentistry in all its branches. Charge
Moderate and all work Guaranteed.
Established 1893.
Truancy will soon be broken up.
Boats are beir $ put into winter quar
The period of frozen roads will soon
be here.
Glorious winter. Just right for the
It will soon be time to get out the
snow shovel.
James Lovett is ill at his home on
Spruce street.
Do you notice how fast Christinas is
coming along?
Mrs. Margaret Black is ill at her home
on Spruce street.
W. M. Seidel has received 1,000 bush
els of western wheat.
Thanksgiving turkeys are being fat
tened up by the farmers.
The short days of the year are grad
ually crawling upon us.
Care should be exercised to prevent
contagion among the school children.
Miss Edith Hunt is seriously ill at the
home of D. C. Hunt on West Mahoning
The Pennsylvania railroad crossing
near the J. H. Kase store, South Dan
ville, has recently been repaired.
Ttoe Junior High school foot ball elev
en will play the Riverside team next
Saturday afternoon at DeWitt's park.
Charles W. Kase is filling the position
of day operator at the South Danville
station during the absence of John W.
Notices have been posted along the
Pennsylvania road stating that the sale
of coal to employes of the road will be
The Susquehanna is still falling and
the rise caused by the recent rains has
gone. There are many rocks to be seen
in the stream.
Public school teachers of the county
are arranging to attend the 35th an
nual session of the Institute commenc
ing on Monday next.
The hunter w hosboots another hunt
er in mistake for game has been unnsu
ally active this season. There should be
a bounty placed on his scalp.
The ladies of St. Paul's Methodist Ep
iscopal church have made great prepara
tions for the chicken and wattle supper
at the Salvation Army hall tonight.
Don't miss it.
Brooke and his famous Chicago Mar
ine band, assisted by the great soprano
soloist. Miss Harriet Dement Packard,
will give a concert at the opera house on
Friday evening.
A religious census is being taken in
Williamsport this week. Many of the
churches have furnished a large num
ber of enumerators and they are ready
for a big week's work.
Word was received in Danville yester
day stating that Mildred, the youngest
daughter of the Rev. Dr. Dimmick, for
merly pastor of St. Paul's M. E. church,
isseriou9ly ill with scarlet fever at their
home in Columbus, Ohio.
After years of importuning the peo
ple of Harrisburg are about to have a
subway beneath the railroad tracks at
Market street, a grade crossing that the
State Commissioner of railroads said in
his annual report was the worst death
trap in the State.
The barber will add relish to his
Thanksgiving dinner this year with the
thought that that day ends the foot t ail
season and on the morrow he will have
"hair cuts" by the score. Foot ball is
growing in favor HIHI a* the sport gains
10 popularity the length of the hair of
the player and rooter does likewise.
The first Sunday in December of each
jear is one of great significance to the
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
It is the day which is set apart and held
sacred by the order as the occasion upon
which they scitter blossoms of memory
over the tomb of their departed dead
and upon which they conduct their
"Lodge of Sorrow."
The success of Brooke and his famous
Chicago Marine Band has been the
wonder of all who know the facts. It is
the only band ever organized outside of
New York City to make a success of con
cert tours and to actually draw the peo
ple in large numbers, where there is a
direct charge to hear the music, and
there is only one New York band Which
can be considered as a competitor in this
respeet. Two concerts will be given in
Panville tomorrow.
VOL. 4,j-NO 4<i.
Robbed Three Men And a Womau Sunday
The hold-up occurred about six o'clock.
Thomas Kasfiner, the first victim, was
held up in the street by the ring lender
of the party who searched his pockets
and took twenty-five cents from him.
After robbing Mr. Kasbner they ran
him at the point of a revolver over the
hill beyond town. After they left him
Mr. Kashner went around through the
woods and returned to give the alarm.
After leaving Mr. Kashner the men
went to the house of Jacob R. Cole, a
farmer about eighty years old. Three of
them remained outside the yard, while
the leader of the gang went in, pointed
his revolver at Mr. Cole's niece and ord
ered her to get her money for him.
"1 haveu't any money," protested the
frightened woman.
"Yes you have got SO,OOO, and 1 want
it," ordered the ruffian.
The lady promised to get her pocket
book and the fellow let her go up stairs.
When she came down she found him
holding a revolver at Mr Cole's head
and searching him. A pocket knife was
all that was taken from the old man.
Miss Cole gave the fellow her pocket
book from which he took the money,
seventeen cents. He left the book.
As soon as she could MissColeslipped
out the back way and hurried to John
Krumm's to give the alarm.
In the meantime the highwaymen met
Ralph Hitter in the toad and ordered
him to hold up his hands. The young
man supposed they were fooling and did
not comply at once, whereupon the
lender of the gang sent a bullet past hi*
ear. The revolver was held so close that
the powder burned his face.
Mr. Kitter's hands promptly wen 1 up
and his pockets were searched. From
him fifty cents and some matches were
After robbing Mr. Hitter, the men
Started up the street when they met Mr.
Krumm, armed with a shot gun, return
ing with Miss Cole.
As soon as she heard the leader of the
party speak, Miss Cole exclaimed :
"That's the man that was in our house."
Mr. Krumm seized the fellow. By this
time quite a crowd had collected, and
the other three men were practically un
der arrest.
"You have no right to hold ine with ;
out a warrant. Let me go!" ordered the
leader of Mr. Krumm.
The bluil worked and Mr. Krumm re
leased his hold. The fellow then backed
up to the fence, pulled his revolver say- ,
ing : "If any man lays his hands on
me again, I'll put a hole through him." j
With that the ruffian started toward
town accompanied by his three compan-!
ions. To show that their guns were
loaded the fellows fired several shots as
they ran off.
Chief Mincemoyer, learning of the;
crime, hurried to the place, but nothing ;
more was seen of the highwaymen.
All of the men were recognized as I
Danville young men. The leader of the
party, who was the only one who took [
an active part in the robberies, has fre- 1
quently appeared in Justice's court, j
charged with various offenses. tlisi
brother, who was with him,and the oth-;
er two fellows have reputations nearly j
as bad.
Preßeuted to Christ Ohurch in Memory of
Mrs. Grove.
Through the efforts of a number of
former members and fritnds of the Sun- j
day school class taught by the late Mrs. I
Mary Baldy Grove, a handsome memori-!
al white marble Altar top was recently
presented to Christ Episcopal church.
The slab adds much to the beauty of
the Altar and the members of the Parish ;
are delighted with the gift. The donors
Mrs Annie Everett,Emuia Crick,Leota
Amesburv, Susie Rank, Mary Sidler,
Sarah Buckman, and Misses Mary Hoff
man, Lizzie Wertman, Matilda Stein
brenner and Mrs. A. J. Frick.
Several years ago this class presented >
the beautiful window on the north side
of the building to the church as a mem
orial to the late Mrs. Grove.
Preparing for Their Team.
The improvements to the stable at the
rear of the Friendship Hose house on
Ferry street are nearly completed. An j
addition has been built at the south
side of the stable. At the northeast
end of the stable two large stalls are
j partitioned off for the team which the
[ company expects to purchase during
I the winter. The space at the south and
west is occupied by the two old hand
pun ping engines and the new sprinkling
Will Observe PatroDa' Day.
Tomorrow w ill be observed as Patrons'
or Parents' Day in Miss Madden's de
partment of the South Danville school.
On that day all parents Mid others in
terested in the school are invited to at
tend. Miss Madden does not intend to
' have any special "show off' exercises,
but the regular recitations will be fol
lowed in order that the patrons of the
school can see for themselves just how
their children are being taught.
Drilling for Water.
G. W. Densberger has completed the
work of lowering the well in the yard of
J. 11. Kase in South Danville. He drove
a pipe twenty-one feet lower than the
bottom of the old well. Yesterday af
ternoon Mr. Densberger started toinove
his traction engine and drilling machin
ery to the farm of Emanuel Sidler, east
of Mausdale, where he will drive a well.
. Golden Wedding Celebrated By Mr. And
Mrs. James Shuitz.
Mr. and Mrs. James Shuitz combined
anniversaries Mmday by celebrating
their golden wedding and Mr Shultz'.-
seveutieth birthday. In h'>n .r >
events they entertained about ihim
five friends at their East Maiket -Uv'- t
Mr. and Mrs. Shuitz were l!: n
ents of numerous gii'ts. A ;...v -iijiper
was served and an enjoyab <• t-ve.ting
was spent by all present
Mr. and Mrs. .Shuitz have live son-'
and two daughters liviiiL', twentj <: e
grand children, and three ?ve:it grand
children. The aged couple shi! enj y
good health. Those present wire: The
Rev. Dr. and Mrs. W. 1 S;i n-, Mr. :.iitl
Mrs. David Shelhart, Mr aril Mr«. F-
M. Gotwilds, Mr. and Mrs. Saniu- •
Trunibower, Mr. and Mrs Mi ■haci S;..r-s
and daughter Miss Jennie, Mr. a:><! Mr .
W. I). Laumaster, Mr. at d Mr<. Dm < !
i Shuitz and daughter Mi.- l ! • , A • •
■>iid Mrs. J M. Shul z and
H. S. Shuliz; Mr. and .*.!••- i: < j r k
and MitS Martha Kline, ■ 112 - ;
and Mrs. William Fisher. < ,
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Q-
Brown, of Bloomsburg; ' i . . ■-
steller and Mrs. J. W. E.i
Miltor; Misses llettie 1: »«•<■, t i
Mover and Edna Berninge r . i. n s V <
tine aod Claude Gothic. «>f i ;.i ■ J-1
Friendship lire Company and Eund Fian
ning for Fair.
The members of Friendship Fire Joirs
pany and Band are planning for a fair
which they expect to hold about the
middle of December. The *.xact date
and place for holding the fair have n<> t
been decided. The fair will be held for
at least oue week and perhaps two.
It is the intention to make this an im
portant event of the winter. The tner
chants of the town will be asked to have
exhibit booths and other booths will te
in charge of the Firemen for the sale of
different articles. Some kind of a good
entertainment will be provided fur each
evening, the program b.-ir.g changed
The fair will be he'd to raise money to
purchase uniforms for the ununiformed
members of the Fire Company and the
The following committees have been
appointed to prepare for the fair :
General committee —Harry Trunibow
er, Julio liussell, John Wake, George
Freeze, Harry Fields, Arthur Watkins,
William Young, Edward Purpur and J.
T. Oberdorf
Decorating commit tee —George Freeze
Arthur Amesburv, Edward Ivlenbogen,
Charles Mills and Walter Keller.
Committee on Exhibits—Harry Fields,
E. F. Williams, Edward I'urpur and
John Bruder.
Contest committee —W. J. Williams,
Walter Russell and Keely Ream.
Advertising commit tee —John Yastine,
John Waite and Harry Ba.isch.
Heat committee —Harry Rupp, Harry
Saunders and William Sechler.
Light committee—William Roat and
O. B. Sweitzer.
County Institute.
The Pnblic School teachers of Mon
tour county will convene in their 35th
annual session on Monday next, the
19th inst, in the Danville High school
room, and remain in session until Friday
noon, the 23rd.
The following are the instructors that
have been secured:—Dr. Warren Darst
Ada, Ohio; Dr. It T. Croswell, Blooins
bnrg; Miss Lelia Patridge, Phila., Pa;
Miss Helen B. Welsh, Bloomsbnrg and
Profs. U. L. Gordy and J. C. Carey.
The Directors of the County and as
many of the citizens as can, are cordial
ly invited to attend on Thursday after
noon. Able addresses will be delivered
at that time. The program during the
week will be varied, interesting and in
structive. Owing to the fact that all
schools in the County must be closed
during the week of Institute, all the
teachers are expected to be present.
The Institute committee has arranged
with the Y. M. C. A. Course and all the
teachers will be given a ticket to attend
the opening number on that course on
Wednesday evening the 21st. Dr. Darst
will deliver his lecture, "I the Heir of
All the Ages'' on Thursday evening. A
good time'is expected.
Copper Work Completed at Castle Grove
After working for several seasons
the coppersmiths employed at Castle
Grove have about completed their work
and will return to New Yjrk on Satur
day. During the five years work the
mansion roof has been covered with
copper and copper spcuth g has been
introduced on ail parts of the building.
Copper rc fi:g is intricate Piid te
dious work, it being put on in pieces
eleven by twelve inches in size. All of
the pieces have to beseamedand solder
ed to prevent leakage This roof is the
only one of the kind in th'.s section and
it is thought, that it will outwear the
The workmen who leave on Saturday
are James Brown, Joseph Hoy, George
Wilson and Henry Lutz.
Successful Hunters.
Martin il.Schram, F. S. Miller, Will
iam E. Lunger, and Howard Lunger re
turned to town last evening with fifteen
quails and two rabbits, the result of the
day's hunt.
In a Hotly Contested Game of Foot Ball
Saturday Afternoon.
j Shamokiu twelve, Danville nothing,
j Briefly told thnt is thestury of the ineei
ii»U'!i! ; in and Danville High |
*(s'u'ol elevens ■ : DeWitt's park on Sat
j unlay
i tin' I'air :I : <- boys I'etl much more ;
| elated th. th; <: >ie mi'jht indicate,be- j
i cause the. I.ept their ' pponenls down
i better ;!• ■■ they expected. They knew j
' before the faiirj that they were out-!
e'a j M.<\ l-ir ■ i ey made the Shamokin
boys v.! r ; i r ihe points.
Thet.vo te:i:is wer- about even in
wei'iht, but Win vis'tor bowed the re
sult ef more <xp rience and training, j
They outplayed Dan.illt's both io ro
s'slance and liisi bnekir.g. The kept
the hall most of the tinu and only once,
except on the I;i• rtt, were ihe local
b->va nl.le to get the pig akin into the
vi.-itois' terriloi •.
Must of the .dv inces were made by !
► iii I push-1 hro igh-and-pile-up t.:c iis,
litii few good j.un> hei"g accouiplirhtd.
!':-hs.-r : lid Guihie.-U'vee led in gettn g
• ". in'.:! the ends twice in the first ho.i'.
• « i!hie's inn giving Kh: mokin a forty
rd gain. Becau-e of this Dcugheity
< substituted for Kdniundson at right
<. lin thesecoiid half. Gothiegotaround
the end i a-a goud run in the second
Phillips was ihe only "r e whose in
jaries were not easily reuie lied by a lit
tle rubbing down" He was at the bot
tom of a general piie-up near the end of i
the first half and when the human i>v: :i
--m.d was dissolved it was fouu 1 that ,
some one had stepped on his face,badly •
daziug him and breaking off his I wo up- !
per front teeth, llepluckily played out
the game and kicked the final g' a', s.l- (
though much of the time lie was s > daz- j
ed that he played mechanically rather
than with an understanding of what he
was doing.
Fischer made a touch l down for Sham
okin in each half, followed each time by
u goal kicked by I'hiliips.
Twenty minute halves were played. i
The line-up of ihe te ;us was as fo!- !
Eenstermacher... L. E Gothic
Jc.mes L. T Cordwell
Angle L. O Felix
Gas-kins C Farrow-
Bailey R. <• U.ii r
Coruian R. T Phillips
Edmoudson .. ) ~ ~ '
Dougherty.... } R K I-i>cher
Lunger Q. It Sinister i
McClure R. 11. 1! Shipe
Maiers, Capt L. 11. 15.. .Powell, Cap't
Montague F. 15 Thompson
Referee, Welch, Shamokin; umpire,
Diehl, Danville; time keepers, Oglesby
and Gothie; linesmen. Dr. Angle and ,
Eev. H. C. Harrnan Hopes to Organize :
One Here.
A movement is on foot in this city to
establish a pastors' association or mini
sterium, the object of which is to bring
Ihe pastors of all the churohe- intoclos- '
er harmony and relationship with each
If the organization is formed a meet
ing will be held each week for the dis
cussion of any topic assigned to an in*;
dividual 1 y the program committee. The
Rev. 11. C. Harman, who has suggested
this movement, will make a strenuous
ettort to perfect it as soon as he is le:- ,
ter acquainted with the situation, lie
states that many cities and towns have
organizations of this kind and that they
are all successful in promoting a good
fellowship and harmony among the
clergymen. Mr. Harman hopes to se
cure the hearty co-operation of every
pastor in the city.
And His Small Cousin May Lose Sight of
an Eye.
As the result of being struck with a
stone, Reuner Diehl, the six-year old
son of Wallace Diehl, of Deny township,
may lose the sight of his left eye.
Sunday morning the boy was play
ing with his cou-in Wallace Diehl near
his home, about a mile from Strawberry j
Ridge. Wallace threw a s one at Ren- >
ner, striking liiui on Ihe left eye.-cuttiug j
the lid and knocking him down.
Upon regainging his feet the hoy was j
unable to see. He was taken to Washing- j
tonville where Dr. J. I'. Hofi'a treited
The physician stated that the chances i
were about even for a restoration of the
- - j
Will be Maid-of-Honor.
Miss Gertrude Kase left Wednesday j
morning for Bingbamton, N. Y., where !
she will act as maid-ol honor at the wed- 1
ding of Miss Gertrude Morgan and i
Harvey Bennett, which will occur on !
Thursday, November 22. Miss Morgan
is well known in Danville, having spent
several months last summer in visiting
Miss Kase.
To guard against the possibility of ac
cidents, fast freight conductors on the
Lackawanna railroad have been request
ed to give special attention to heavy
long timbers and structural iron work
that is likely to shift on a curve.
This season's exhibit of Chrysanthe-
I mums at local green-houses was the fin
est we have ever seen. There is noth
ing in the floral realm which has found
more admirers than has this (lower.
Chris. E. Stegmaier, of Wilkesbarre,
well and favorably known to many Dan
ville citizens, was married at Wilkes
barre yesterday, the bride being Miss
Nellie Hess.
Brief Mention of ths Movement of Your
Friends and Acquaintances.
Harry White, of Kansas City, Mo.,
spent yesterday with friends ill this city.
1 Mr. White is visiting Lis uncle, John j
Piinerat Union Corners.
The Rev. John Urier, of Brooklyn, N.
; Y., is a guest at the home home of I. X.
; Grier Esq., Bloom street.
James Cornelison, who lives near Cat- j
• awissa, was in Danville yesterday.
Mrs. S. A. Yorks left yesterday for a
trip to Philadelphia and New York.
Richnrd Jenkins returned to Tyrone
yesterday after a visit with relatives in !
| Danville.
Frederick Ream spent yesterday in
Miss Anna Williams and guest Miss '
Annie Ilignton, of Philadelphia, visited i
friends in Milton yesterday.
! Mrs. M. Steans returned to MilHin
burg yesterday after a visit with her son ,
the Rev. DrW. I. Steans,East Mahoning I
J. S. Jones, of Williamsport, trans- j
acted business in town yesterday.
Albert Levv, of Williamsport, trans- '
acte I busiuess at the State Hospital yes- j
ter lay.
I County Superintendent W. I). Stein
bach, of Limestout ville,was in town yes
William Moser, of Deny township,w as |
in town yesterday,
i C. V. Aiiimeriiian.Esq., left yesterday |
for a few days hunting near Williams- '
! Mrs. M. Mcllenrv, of Bloomsbure, is a '
guest at the home of E I ward Pentz, on
East Maiket street.
Mrs. P. 11. Bratton, of Philadelphia,
is visiting Mrs. 11. Kaufman on Mill
Miss Nellie Johnson, of Berwick, visit- j
td friends in this city yesterday.
The Rev. Dr. W. I. Steans went to
Mitilinbuig yesterday.
| J. R. Williams, of Scranton, transact
ed bu-ii e-s in this city yesterday.
Abraham Hendricks, of Berwick, was
a visitor in this city yesterday,
The Rev. Adolpli Meyer spent yester j
day in Bloomsburg.
Mrs. John Sweisfort and daughter
Miss tiussie returned last evening from
a visit in Philadelphia.
The Misses Carrie and Lou Carr, of
; Sunbury, visited Danville friends last
J>r. 14. E. Johnson, of the Stale Hos
pital, returned last evening from Pliila
• delphia
Mr and Mrs. Oscar Brandow returned
to Wilkesbarre yesterday after a few
j days' visit at the home of Charles Am- i
I merman, South Danville.
Miss May Miller, of Mt. Carmel, is
j visiting relatives in this city.
Miss Mary Waters, of Williamsport, is
visiting relatives in this city.
Miss Ada Bailey is visiting friends in i
Pliiladel phia.
Mrs. E Iward Pentz returned on Sat
urday evening from a visit in Williams- '
Mrs. J. V. Wilson is visiting relatives
in Williamsport.
Mrs Ida Biddy returned on Saturday
from a visit in Lewisburg.
Mrs. W. C. Flick and daughter Miss
Bessie, of New York, are guests at the j
home of Mrs. E. M. Frick, West Market
Miss Maine Lee left onSaturdav even
ing for a business trip to New York.
Miss Jennie Smith, of Milton, spent
j Sunday with friends in this city.
Mrs. Robert Johnson, who has been
visiting relatives in this city, returned
I to her home in Harrisburg on Satur- 1
Mr. Henry R Kreider, of the Reform- j
ed Theological Seminary,Lancaster,who
preached at the Shiloh Reformed church
Sunday morning, was the guest of the
Rev. George Limbert while in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. John Henderson, of
I Williamsport, spent Sunday at the
| home of Andrew Russell on Mulberry
! street.
Mrs. Christian Loeh is visiting rela- '
I tives in Scranton.
j J. J. Newman spent Sunday evening
! with Sunbury friends.
Miss Mary Law spent Sunday among
! Northumberland friends.
Mr. and Mrs. William Slartzell spent
! SundavinSunbury.
I Mrs. Harry Schick is visiting friends
in Sunbury.
I Miss Sadie Kemp, of Elmira, N. Y., is '
! the guest of Miss Myra Bowers, Bloom
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Batisch, of Will
iamsport, are visiting relatives in Ibis ,
Mrs. Annie Haupt is visiting relatives j
in Williamsport.
Miss Jennie Mullen is visiting friends j
in Plymouth.
Mrs. Harriet Jones visited Blooms
burg friends yesterday.
Mrs. George Cromley left yesterday j
for Philadelphia where she will undergo
an operation at the Philadelphia Ilospi- j
James Mottern, of Beach Haven, call- j
ed on Danville friends yesterday.
Harry Ellenbogen and John M. Geise !
were in Catawissa yesterday afternoon, j
C. S. Reimard, of Williamsport, was
a visitor in Danville yesterday.
School Boaid Considers Cases of Parents
Who Encourage Truancy.
Numerous discussions characterized
j the meeting of the School Board Monday
! evening. President Fischer and Direc-
I tors Barber, Green, Orth.Keefer, Bergen
Werkheiser,Curry, Eenstermacher,Lung
er and Harpel were in attendance.
Auditing of bills led to the first dis
cussions and several claims were referr
j ed back to the committee without being
The request of Harry Swank's father
for the transfer of his son was granted
and the boy was ordered transferred
j from the Second to the Third ward
j Grammar school.
The request was granted for the use
of the High school room next week for
! the County Institute.
Prof Ream of the night school asked
j that better light be furnished and that
| water be introduced into the room.
I A resolution was passed directing the
i Third ward janitor to ring the first bell
j for the night school at 7:15 o'clock and
I to open the doors for the admission of
! pupils at, that time.
j Permission was granted to Prof. Cary
to use a few supplies from the High
I school for experiments before the Y. M.
C. A.
The discussion about keeping the
night school open during Institute week
was settled reference to the State
I law, which specifies that no school un-
I der public authority shall be kept open
during Institute week.
Truant Officer Young's report brought
out the fact that several parents encour
| age their children to stay out of school.
A resolution directing the arrest for such
i lion compliance with the law, of one
' father was rescinded; but it was decided
that after the next meeting an example
; will be made by the arrest of any par
ents who fail to comply with the law in
this respect.
Superintendent Houser's report show
ed a total attendance during the month
1,149; average daily attendance, 1,003;
• per centage of attendance, 90; number
, of pupils not absent during the year to
i date, 279; number not tardy, 087; num
ber absent during the month, t)47;tardy, j
' . r >3.'s; left school, 28.
I The bills ordered paid were:
I Leniger Bros $22.25
Reading Fire Brick Co 1.18
C. P. Hancock 00
Henrie Bros 4.00
William E. Young 7.50
Charles Chalfant 50.00
Emery Shuitz 1.05
U. S. Express Co 1.15
Standard Electric Light Co 00 (
R.H.Morris 3.00 !
Edward Corman 1.75:
American Book Co 11.52 j
Ginn& Co 21.00
A. 11. Grone 7,45
T. J. Price, Postmaster 2.00
J.H.Cole 2 34 |
D. C. Williams 4 &0
Effort to Reorganize Association After
Three Years' Inactivity.
An effort is on foot for the re-organiza
tion of the High School Alumni Associa
tion which has been in a state of in
nocuous desuetude for the past three
While the organization was inactive
operation, it was found to be of much
benefit in promoting good fellowship
and keeping in existence a fraternal
feeling between alumni of the school.
It is desired to reorganize the associa
tion on much the same lines as those on
which it was formerly conducted. In
addition to the fraternal benefits to be
derived, the alumni would probably
give a banquet to the graduating class
as formerly and have a member of the
association deliver an address to the
class at graduation.
About 150 alumni of the school live in
Danville and it should be possible to or
ganize a strong association that would
be of much benefit in promoting inter
est in the school.
Several of the men who were before
prominent in the association are striv
ing to accomplish its reorganization.
Attempted to Enter Residence of Rev. F.
S. Yought, of Riverside.
The gang of burglars which has recent
ly operated at Riverside is still "open
for engagement." Their last attempt
was at the residence of the Kev. F. S.
N ought, Avenue G, on Saturday night.
Mrs. Yought was awakened by the men
who were working at a south window.
She called to her son and about the
same time the dog in the house began to
bark. The noise evidently frightened
the fellows away.
Investigation showed 'hat the burg
lars had attempted to cut out a pane of
glass in the window at which they were
working. The members of this gang are
evidently acquainted in the vicinity.
| From their recent operations it would
seem that they keep watch anil visit
j houses from which they think the men
are away.
Employes Were Fa id.
Treasurer C. 15. Elter, <>! Philadelphia,
| came to Danville .Monday and paid off
I all the employes of the Danville Rolling
mill and settled the taxes.
It is expected that work will be re
sumed at the mill within a few weeks.
' The men who now control the mill will
j be largely interested in the re-organized
j company which expects to operate the
j Danville mill and several of the plants
controlled by C. R. Baird & Co. It is
intended to capitalize this company at
1 £3,300,l)0o.
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Private Chrysanthemum "Show" at Castle
Grove Conservatories.
j This is one of the showy months at
I the conservatories at Castle Grrove. The
large display of numerous other kinds
| of flowering plants is re-inforced by
1 what experts have declared to be one of
i the finest displays of chrysanthemums
1 in the United States.
A young woman who went through
ihe conservatories yesterday said that
! she has attended chrysanthemum shows
in New York and other large cities, but
has never seen such fine flowers an those
i at Castle Grove.
j As the visitor enters the large chrys
: anthemum house, he first beholds a
1 phalanx of immense white blossoms
such as no Fifth Avenue swell can sport,
j "They are as large as cabbages" is the
wsy in which one person described their |
size. Beyond them is a variegated dis
i play of every known shade of chrysan
themums, cream, pink, yellow, reds,
purples, etc.
I Not only are these blossoms of im
mense size, but the long and closely
curled petals show that they are of the
most perfect varieties known to florists.
Several of the varieties have been im
j ported direct from Europe.
| A large box of blossoms was picked
yesterday to be shipped to New York
to Mrs. Benrett.
In addition to the chrysanthemums,
the ro?es cf these h uses are, aa usual,
profuse and as perfect as can be found
any where. During the month of.Sept
' ember 6,000 " American Beauties" were
cut, and it is expected that, about as
many more will be cut this month.
Peculiar Election Bet Boat Kide Through
Washingtonville Streets.
! A double celebration of election and a
marriage and the paying of a peculiar
election bet created amusement for
Washingtonville citizens Tuesday night.
In this bet it was the winner who was
the loser, or who had to do the work,
j H. M. Ritter bet on McKinley and
William K. Savage bet on Bryan. Both
men are employed at N. L. Wagner's
1 creamery.
Most of the Washingtonvilleresidents
. were on the street at eight o'clock in the
; evening to see the bet paid. A parade
was formed headed by a wagon drawn
by Mr. Ritter, who was in the thills. In
| the wagon was a boat in which rode Mr.
, Savage. Following them was a wagon
in which was Del. Seidel beating two
drums. The parade was from the cream
ery to Mrs. Heddens' hotel and return,
with a stop at A. L. Heddens' hotel
where Mr. Ritter had to treat Mr. Sav
After the parade George Moser treat
ed the entire crowd, to celebrate his
marriage, which occurred in Reading
about a month ago.
Bridge Officer Hale Will Arrest Violators
of the Law.
Bridge Officer Ephraim Hale makes
much complaint about the persistent
smoking and fast driving on the river
Mr. Hale says that in many cases he
has frequently told men not to smcke,
but they persist in doing it, despite the
fact that it is against the law and strict
ly prohibited by the Commissioners. It
is a dangerous practice as a spark from a
cigar or cigarette could easily be the
means of destroying the entire struct
Officer Hale intends to be more rigid
with the smokers and fast drivers here
after. After the first warning, all ofiend
ers will be promptly arrested.
Test Tube Exploded.
William H. Hoffa, son of Dr. J. P.
Hoffa, of Washingtonville, was serious
ly burned last Thursday at the Medico
Chi. College, at Philadelphia, where he
is a student. Mr. Hoffa was at work
with other students in the chemical
The student next to him was heating
a solution of chloride of ammonia in a
test tube when the tube exploded. The
hot liquid struck Mr. Hoffa on the left
side of his nose and in the corner of his
left eye. In an instant the strong che
mical had eaten oil ttie skin with which
it came in contact, making a very pain
ful injury.
He was taken to the accident room of
the college where the injury was treated.
The attending physicians stated that
the sight of Mr. Hoffa's left eye would
have been destroyed, had any of the
liquid struck him a quarter of an inch
more to the left.
Bucket Brigade's Work.
A bucket brigade extinguished a slight
blaze that threatened the buildings in
the vicinity of the Blocb residence, No.
3158 Mill street, at 10:30 o'clock Tun
day morning. The fire was in a store
room at the rear of the residence. Be
i fore it was extinguished it burned out a
( window frame, badly scorched the wood
work and burned some old clothes. The
origin of the fire is unknown, but it is
suggested that it might have started
from an ironing board that had been
putin the store room but a few minutes
| before the fire was discovered. The iron
ing board had just been used and it is
j thought that there may have been a
' smouldering smudge in the cloth on the
| board. The damage amounted to about
S4O, covered by insurance.
Up Goes the Tub.
j The tub of the Lackawanna railroad
, water tank, located near the Beaver
j street crossing, is being raised about a
foot to conform to the change in grade
1 which has been made at that point.
The office ol the AMERICAN ueir.g
tarnished with a large
of job letter and fancy type and job
material generally, the Puhlishei
announces to the public that he i>
prepared at all times to execute n
the neatest manner
Ofall Kinds and Descrption.
our prices before place
your orders.
Work Will be Resumed at Howe & Sam
uels on NOT. 26.
The repairs on the Howe & Samuels
puddle mill ure about com pit-led and the
furnaces will be lighted on Monday,
November 2«. The mill has been board
ed up for the cold weather and many
other small repairs have been made. The
stock will be on hand in ample time for
starting. The prospects for the mill
running through the winter are good.
As one hundred men will be employed
at good wages, this means much to Dan
This mill has been idle since July, aDd
many of the hands have had to find em
ployment elsewhere during the summer,
but this will give them a welcome op
portunity for work for the winter.
Ten double furnaces will be operated
in the manufacture of low phosphorous
muck bar fcr which kind of iron there is
now a good demand.
To Try Oivil Oases.
An adjourned term of County court
for the trial ot civil cases will be conven
ed at the courthouse next Monday
morning. The civil list, that comes up
at that time, was adjourned from the
October term because of the Winter
steeu case, which was expected to come
up then.
The civil list contains fourteen cases,
thirteen of which are damage actions
against the Reading Iron Company,
growing out of the explosion of a boiler
at the Heading Iron works over three
years ago.
It is be'.ieved that some of these cases
will be tried at this term, but it is ex
pected that the decisions or verdicts in
the first one or two cases will determine
whether any more of them will be tried.
The first cases on the list are the two
of Joseph Baran and Margareta Baran,
his wife, who bring suit to recover dam
ages for injuries inflicted on Mrs. Baran
and the death of their child, caused by
the piece of the boiler that was blown
through their house.
Improvements at the Silk Mill.
The uncertainty concerning the result
of election, which caused slack opera
tion in the silk business throughout the
country before election, has gone, and
that business is now in a more thriving
condition than ever.
The Danville Silk mill is feeling the
effects of this activity. Every depart
ment is now working full time with a
full force, and numerous improvements
are being made to better facilitate work.
The largest pays in the history of the
mill are now being made.
Additional lights are being introduc
ed throughout the mill and in the office
and vault. When these improvements
are completed 500 lights will be installed
in the mill.
Several new soaking vats are being
built, and a new concrete floor is being
laid in the soaking room. Other im
provements are being made to give as
perfect ventilation as possible through- *
out the mill. T
Forty-two bales of silk were received
yesterday and other shipments of raw ;
material are being received daily. ,
For Union Services.
A meeting of the Ministers' Associa
ion was held in the parlor of the Y. M.
C. A. Monday morning at nine o'clock
for the purpose of making arrangements
for the Union Thanksgiving services. It
was decided to hold the services at the
Trinity Lutheran church at ten a. m.
The Kev. George Limbert of the Shiloh
Reformed church was appointed to
preach the sermon.
The formation of a ministerium was
favorably discussed and au earnest effort
will be made to form the association. A
committee consisting of the Kev. Messrs.
W. I. Steans, D. D., 11. C. Harman and
M. L. Shindel, D. D., was appointed to
see the ministers, and make preliminary
arrangements for the organization. They
will report at the next meeting of the
clergymen, to be held on Monday, Dec
ember 3, at ten a. m.
Pastor'B Reception.
A reception was tendered to the Rev.
H. C. Harman and family Monday even
ing by the Epworth Lpague of St. Paul s
M. E. church in the lecture room of the
church. The following excellent pro
gram was rendered:
Singing By the choir
Prayer Thomas Curry
Solo Madge Saunders
Recitation Miss Rank
Duett Miss Books and MiesCousart
Recitation Ethel Woods
Solo Miss Bird
Singing Choir
Recitation W. J. Rogers
An address of welcome was made by
Mrs. Douglass, which was responded to
by the Rev. Mr. Harman. Refreshments
were served.
Death of Mrs. Gill.
Word was received in Danville on Sun
day morning of the death of Mrs. James
Gill which occurred at her home in
Brooklyn, N. Y , late on Saturday even
Mrs. Gill was the eldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lee who reside on
Nicholas Avenue. She was well known
in this city.
Visited the Hospital.
11. M. Spalding, of Troy; E. M. Pitch
er, of Leraysville; Johu H. Murray Jr.,
of South Waverly; John Mannix, of
Towanda, and William Johnsou, of
Leraysville, brought a number of Brad
ford county patients to the State Hospi
tal yesterday. Mr. Spalding was accom
panied by his wife and Mr. Murray by
his sister, MissLida Murray.