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—.For tie Home The circulation of this paper is in creasing rapidly. It wil pay you to advertise in the AMERICAN. SUBSCRIPTION $1 PER YEAR DR. IRVING H. JENNINGS, DENTIST. Office Hours 9 A. .V.to VI M. 104 Mill St., 1 I'. M.to J, l\ M. Danville, Pa. 425 MILL ST., DANVILLE, PA. Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines a Specialty £ W. P. ANGLE, DENTIST OFFICE: 218 MILL STREET. eeth Extracted without l'ain. Crown and Hridge Work a Specialty. Equipped with the latent and most Improved Instrument* and prepared to execute the moHt difficult work. DR. C. H. REYNOLDB, (FORMERLY OF CATAWISSA). Offltw, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, Pa Dentistry In all lta branches. Charge Moderate and ah work Guaranteed Established 18OT.C ~C«SI»ESSEb "NEWST House cleaning is about completed. Be liberal with dowers for Memorial Day. We seem to have April showers late in May. With vacation only a few days off Ihe small hoy is happy. Mail Carrier Charles Peiferis enjoying a several days vacation this week. Strawberries are down to eating prices. Miss Ida Weaver will speak in the Sal vation Army hall tonight. A session of argument court will le held on Friday next. Erwin Hunter will petition court on Friday for the appointment of two con stables for duty in his park during the summer. Pan American stamps were put on sale at the local post office Friday morning. The denominations are 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 and 10 cents. There are at present very few vacant houses in Danville which is a sure indi cation that times are improving in this vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. josepn uerst WISH t<»ex tend thanks for Uw; assistance of their many kind friends and neighbors dur ing their recent bereavement. Also to the givers of the magnificent floral de signs. Some fine flowers are to be seen at the local green houses. The base ball grounds at DeW T itt's Park are in good condition. There are very few idle men in this city who are in that state because they cannot get work. The open air services held under the auspices of the Mahoning Presbyterian C. E. Society at the Green Patch, Sage burg, will not commence until the first Tuesday night of June. Kindly note the date, Tuesday evening, June 4, at 7 o'clock. William H. Mauser is building a new residence on Bloom street, near Cherry, which he will occupy with his family. Undertaker John Doster is convales cent after a few weeks' illness. Big shipments of iron are being made from the mills in this section. A good many of ns are waiting to buy our shirt waists nntil we see what the mail carriers will wear. Thirty-three dollars will pay for six weeks board and thorough instruction in music at the Musical college, Free burg, Snyder county, Pa. Summer term begins July 19. For catalogue address Henery B. Moyer, Freeburg, Pa. PUBLIC SALE—W. C. Flora, Execu tor of James Flora, deceased, will ex pose to publis sale on Tuesday, June 11, a valuable lot in Valley township,on the road leading from Danville to Washing tonville. Lot contains 64 perches, where on are erected a brick dwelling, a frame barn and other out buildings. Extremes of weather conditions are the rule rather than the exception. One year ago it was too dry, now it is too wet. Many of the streets about town are in need of repairs. Mrs. O. L. Cromley is ill at her home, Grand street. The tendency to make Memorial day an athletic field day is growing despite the protests of those who appreciate the reason for its creation. With few exceptions the farmers have completed planting corn. Prospects are fair for a heavy wheat crop in this county. D. C. Williams has painted the trap WOVE of the Gun and Kifle club at De- Witt's Park. The artesian well at the Beading Iron Works has now attained a depth of 410 feet. Joseph H. Campbell, of Klinesgrove, lias been appointed one of the supervis ors of Hush township, '.Northumberland county, vice William Scott, resigned. To The Trade. We have just arranged with B. K. hoemaker, of Danville to Handle our 'ine of Pure Medicinal Rye and Malt Whiskies. We Guarantee their Purity Rochester Distilling Co. Duffv Malt Whiskey Co. ~ r : - | Montour SSI. ~lmmant. "THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER BE ENTIRELY FREE UNTIL IT SUPPLIES ALL OF ITS OWN DEMANDS WITH ITS OWN PRODUCTIONS." VOL. 4G--NO 21. DEATH OF REV. G. B. DAY The Aged Preacher Passed Away Thursday Morning. Kev. Gideon H. Day, whose critical illness during several months past has been noted from time to time in Ihese columns, passed away Thursday morn ing at 9.30 o'clock. The end came peacefully, the aged sufferer being con scious until about fifteen minutes before he breathed his last, and fully realizing that he was approaching dissolu tion. Kev. Day's sickness dates from the death of bis wife, which occurred on September the 10th last, his break down being due largely to his bereave ment and the severe strain that he was subjected to during his wife's protracted illness. In view of his advanced age there was little hope of recovery and he grew steadily worse. During the winter he frequently ex pressed a hope that he might sufficient ly recover to be enabled to participate in the reunion of the Baltimore and Central Pennsylvania conferences of the Methodist church, which took place at Hagerstown, Md., in March last. Kev. Day was one of the oldest, if not the only surviving preacher in this confer ence who was a member of the Balti more conference when the Central Penn sylvania conference was formed. It was a disappointment to him, there fore, when his sincreasing infirmities made it apparent that he would not he able to attend conference. To a repre sentative of the MORNING NEWS, how ever. who visited him about that time he expressed himself as perfectly resign ed, adding : "I have had a long life; I do not complain." He gave up all hope of recovery and from then on hail but one desire and that was to survive until the next an niversary of his birth, May 10, w hen his life would round out eighty-five years. He passed away therefore on his birth day. In view of his low condition, which would not have made his death a matter of surprise months ago, it is in itself, worthy of note that he survived so long ; but that he should have passed away on the very day he so fervently prayed to see is, indeed, little short of remarkable. Kev. G. H. Day entered the Balti more conference in 184U, retiring from active«9ervice in 1890. He may truly be said to have been one of the pioneers of Methodism in this section. On horse back or on foot in his calling he travers al uri.ir.ulv • " state preaching where the gospel was little apprcciat3d and enduring hard ships which would appall the clergy of the present day. He held many import ant charges,filling among others appoint ments in Clearfield,Baltimore and \Y a>h ington. While in the latter charge, in 1805, for two months he officiated as Chaplain of the National House of Rep resentatives. "Father" Day, as he was affectionate ly called, was widely known. He had many friends and will be remembered for years to come. All who had relations with him were impressed with his kind ly bearing, his simplicity and goodness. His venerable figure, hoary and bent with years,was a familiar one hereabout, where he had resided so long, and the unbidden tear filled more than one eye Thursday on learning of bis demise. The deceased is survived by a grand son, Kobert Day,who resides in Sunbury. More Reckless Driving. There was an unusual amount of reckless driving on Bloom street Tues day night by persons going to and re turning from the circus at Bloomsburg and as usual an over indulgence in liqu or had a great deal to do with the mat ter. There were two collisions and sev eral very nairow escapes. John Hart line's buggy was run into about mid way between Grovania and the borough line. Mr. Hart Hue was thrown out and quite painfully cut about the face, while one wheel of his buggy was broken and the vehicle damaged in other ways. Mr. Hartline has no means of knowing who the men were w ho collided with him,but he says the accident was clearly the re sult of reckless driving. Harry Gerst, who was also returning from Bloomsburg had a similar ex peri, ence near Grovania. The men who ran into his carriage were drunk and be came very abusive when censured for their carelessness. It is about time that an example is made of one or more of these madcaps who place other people's lives in peril. Hiram Sandel's Accident. County Commissioner Hiram Sandel, who was injured in a runaway Tuesday night, drove into this city yesterday afternoon. Mr. Sandel was hurt quite badly about the hack and yesterday still suffered considerably from the effects. He describes his experience as thrilling in the extreme. The runaway horse leaped into the buggy with the driver which caused the vehicle to up set and threw Mr. Sandel out. The county Commissioner lay for a time be side the road unable to move. Will Enter the Ministry. G. W. Kerstetter, a former resident, of this city and a graduate of our High school, has been visiting friends in this locality for several days past. Mr. Ker stetter has just graduated from one of the Theological Seminaries of the Re formed church and accepted an appoint ment to a charge in Illinois. Monday he left for Weatherly to attend the an nual meeting of Wyoming Classis,under whose jurisdiction he is, where hew ill be examined and licensed to preach. FOOTBRIDGE FOR • MAHONING CREEK Proceedings of the Borough Council Friday Night. The borough council held its regular semi-monthly meetingFriilay night. The following members responded to the roll call: Kemmer, Dougherty, Goldsmith, Davis, M. D. L. Sechler, Fetterman, Jones, George Sechler, Yastine and (iib son. The following petition bearing some fifty signatures was presented to council: "We the undersigned citizens resid ing on West Mahoning street respectful ly petition that council have girder crossing Mahoning creek near Chestnut street replaced across the stream,as this is used as a foot bridge and is a great convenience to the citizens residing in that part of the town." On motion of Mr. Davis it was order ed that the borough erect a foot bridge at the point referred to, the cost not to exceed twenty dollars. The resolution adopted by the Board of Health at its meeting Monday night asking the canal company to permit a stream of water to fl i\\ through the can al was read before c ouncil ami on mo tion was adopted l>v that body. It was decided to forward the resolution to I. (i. W'istar, of Philadelphia, President of the Pennsylvania (anal company. On motion of Mr. Fetterman it was ordered that City Hall be given its an nual spring cleaning. On mvtion of Mr. Yastine it was or lered that the Supervisor of Mahoning township be requested to repair one half A the road leading along the Presby terian burying ground to the Episcopal ind Jewish cemeteries, the borough having already completed its half of the tvork. The custodianship of the fund for the •elief of disabled firemen again came up for consideration. Borough Solicitor K. •. Ammerman, who was present, stated .hat after investigation he was convinc •d that having organized a relief associa ion the firemen themselves were the >roper custodians of the fund. On mo ion the borough solicitor was requested o draw up an ordinance authorizing he borough treasurer to transfer to the Bremen's Relief Association the money >aid over by the State. The mooted subject of municipal light, vhich for some time past has lain in the »ack ground, was brought to the front Friday. Mr. Yastine offered a resolu ion to the effect that the Water Com be unoccupied room at the Water Vorks to the borough, fixing a rental or the same, the object being to occupy t with jiachiuery for the purpose of uanufacfuriiig electric light. The niem >ers were very slow to take action until hey were assured that it was merely a ireliminary move and did not commit he members to municipal light. The notion carried on a yea and nay vote. The following bills were approved for >ayment: BOROUUH DKI'ARTMKNT. Regular employes $32 50 street labor and hauling 58.45 WATER DKI'ARTMKNT. iegular employes 1138.50 iVork ou repairs 184.14 ?>ank Boyer 14.00 Jurry & Vannan 70.23 3eorge W. Gardner .50 E. E. Shultz .75 Washington Fire Co 2.15 D. L. & W. It. R. Co 35 John Pattou 1'J.45 Peuna. It. Ii Co 1it.45 Harrison Bros. & Co 150.00 Atlantic Refining Co 10.80 Keading Iron Co 72.00 Danville Bessemer Co 104.00 H. B. Patton 20.00 A New Series of Prizes. The Danville Knitting Mills Company for the encouragement of its employes opened another wage contest at its plant here on Monday last to close with the last pay of the year. The con test carried through to such a success ful finish last year was productive of very good results, encouraging the op eratives to put forth their very best ef forts, which resulted in large earnings for themselves and an increased product and better workmanship for the plant. The company this year will pay out S7O in prizes. To win it will be necessary to earn the largest pay the greatest number of times. Prizes are arranged as follows: Automatic striping machines —First prize, $•">; second prize, $3; third prize, *2. Brinton Knitters —First prize, $5; second prize, $3; third prize, Scott and Williams Knitters —First prize, $5. Looperg— First prize, ss;second prize, $3; third prize, Setters-on —First prize, $5; second prize, $4; third prize, $3; fourth prize,!-'; filth prize, sl. Winding Department Those winding the largest number of pounds in the most number of pays will receive the following prizes: First prize, $5; second prize, |3; third prize, $2. Mending Department—Those mend ing the largest quantity of dozens in the most number of pays will receive the following prizes. First prize, $5; second prize, $3; third prize, $2. Change of Time. A new schedule will go into effect or the Pennsylvania railroad, Sunday, May 20. After that date persons leaving South Danville on the 7:13 a. m. trail will be enabled to reach Philadelphia bj 12:50 p. m. There will be a stop of hal an hour at Nescopeck. Beyond tha point a pullman car will be attached tt the train. DAXVILLE, PA.. TIIUIWDAY, MAY 12:5. IJMU. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. Brief Mention of the Doings of Your Friends and Acquaintances. Mrs. Byron Getkin and son, Reynold, of Catawissa, spent yesterday as the guests of Mrs. Frank Bucbe?,South Dan ville. Mrs. Eliza Hess, of Catawissa, visited friends in South Danville yesterday. Mrs. Elizabeth Orange, of Catawissa, was a Danville visitor yesterday. Rev. A. B. Bowser returned from Lew isbnrg last night. Mrs. Rebecca Clark returned from a visit with friends in Suubury yesterday. Miss Carrie Thompson and Master Allen West returned home from a visit with Shamokin friends last evening. Captain S. K. Heller,of Berwick,spent last evening in town. W. Campbell arrived in this city from New York yesterday. Mr. Campbell is employed at Castle Grove. Mrs. R. L. Evans returned to Kingston yesterday, after a visit at the home of 1.. J. Davis, Mulberry, street. Miss Nellie Jenkins of Philadelphia, is visiting at the home of her father, John Jenkins, East Market street. Miss Hettie Eckman of Roaring Creek, spent yesterday in this city. Robert Hood returned to New York yesterday, Mr. Hood has been employ ed at Castle Grove for the last live weeks. Miss Annie Jenkins of Dover, N. J. arrived in this city yesterday, for a yisit with Miss Nellie Jenkins, East Market street. E. A. Huber, of Nescopec, is visiting liis mother, Mrs. M. A. Huber, South Danville. Mrs. Katherine Weaver returned to Allentown yesterday, after a visit at the home of Philip Foust, Railroad street. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mellon, of Wilkesbarre, are guests at the home of Mr. Mellon's mother, Mrs. I.avini Mel lon, Grand street. Wheeler Kase and J. Harvey Kase, of Philadelphia, are visiting their sister, j Miss Clara Kase, this city. Miss Lou Welliver, a student at Buck- nell University, Lewisbnrg, spent Sun- j day with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. ! J. Welliver, Mill street. Mrs. John Clapp, of Binghamton, N. j V., is the guest of Mrs. A. H. Woolley, ' Miss EumiaGrofl, of Harrisburg, is a guest at the home of Chief-of-Police J. C j Mincemoyer. Miss Emeline Gearhart and Miss Abig ail Patterson are visiting friends in Haz- j leton. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wallizeand son, Herbert, of Williamsport, spent Sunday with Mr. Wallize's parents, Mr. and Mis John Wallize, corner of Ferry and Low er Mulberry street. Edward B. John, of Berwick, spent Sunday at the home of his mother, Mrs. W. M. Heddens, on West Mahoning street. Miss Jennie Lovett, a Bloomsburg j Normal school student, spent Sunday with her pareuts in this city. I. X. (irier, Esq., and daughter, Mrs. R. K. Rolk left Monday for their sum mer cottage at Moosic Lake, where they will spend a few days. Mr. and Mrs. T. VV. Bedea and Mr. and Mrs. George Bedea, spent Sunday at New Columoia. Mrs. Elizabeth Douglas is spending a few days in Philadelphia. Mrs. James Thorington and two sons of Philadelphia, returned home Tues day after a visit at the home of Dr. and Mrs. 1. H. Jennings, Market street. Rev. John D. Cook of Renovo, is spending a few days at the home of John Sechler, Ferry street. William E. Gosh returned Tuesday night from a visit at the home of John K. Geringer in Manassas, Virginia. Mr. Gosh rode as far as Shippeusburg on a wheel. Harry Rebman, Esq.,of Philadelphia, is a guest at the Childs' homestead, Front street. Mrs. Lewis Titel spent yesterday with friends in Georgetown. Walter Arms of Sunbury spent yes terday in Danville. Charles A. Sidler, Esq., of Sunbury transacted business in this city yester day. Mrs. George A. Rossman returned from a visit in Sunbury yesterday. Charles Watson made a business trip to Wilkesbarre, yesterday. Dr. J J. Kline returned from a trip to Allentown yesterday. I>r. 11. B. Meredith and F. C. Angle, Esq., returned from Pottsville last even ing. Miss Mary Leiter of the Woman's Medical college, Philadelphia, is visit ing her grand-mother, Mrs. John Sherifl, Fast Market street. Mrs. Fred Miller ol Plymouth, return el yesterday, alter a visit at the home of Wendel Orausam, Piue street. Miss Claire Gross of Bloomsburg, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Joseph Heim, Church street. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lechner, son and daughter, Anthony and Edith, ate visiting friends in Williarnsport. Mrs. Cleaver Voder of Philadelphia, returned home yesterday, after a visit with Mrs. John Jones, Mowery street. Mrs. C. 11. Reynolds left yesterday for a short visit with friends in Ml. Car mel. ASSESSING AT IT II VAI.li: Board of Revision Busy Hearing Appeals Valuation $2,500,000. The County Commissioners who as a bo'tnl of revision have been hearing ap peals during the nine days past will con clude their sitting today, winding up with the manufacturing industries. The triennial assessment this spring has brought out an unusually large number of appeals, the assessment for the tirst time being made according to full valua tion of property. The custom hereto fore in vogue in the borough was to as sess property at one-third of its value. This, it seems, was a questionable pro cedure, not at all in accordance with law. The borougli authorities began to agit ate the matter a couple of years ago, in sisting that property be assessed accord ing to law. This spring, therefore, a departure was made and property was assessed at its full value. It is this which has caused the trouble. There are many persons who do not under i stand the situation and fancy that they are the victims of injustice. The board of revision has heard ap peal after appeal. The best, however, j that they can do, is to see to it that all ! are treated equally, and that no prop ; erty is raised to a value beyond what jit would bring at a bona fide sale. The present assessment raises the j borough valuation from a trifle over I SSOO,OOO to §2,500,000, which gives the ! borough a borrowing power three times as great before. The borough will now | be in a position to increase its indebted ness and enter upon a system of im provements whether it be to sewer the town or establish an electric light plant. Mrs. Limberger Passes Away. Kegina, the wife of Charles Limberger, j West Mahoning street, departed this life Friday morning about -1 o'clock after a painful of illness. The de ! ceased was sixty years of age. She was j born near Mooteaburg, and was a resi | dent of this city for the greater part of , her life. For twenty years she was an i invalid, being afflicted with asthma, i which often rendered life a positive | burden. She recently contracted a bad ! cold on the lungs, which aggravated the disease, leading to her death. She bore her long suffering with fortitude and was ever resigned to her lot. Mrs. Limberger was a "" 11 l' enou 01 HiuJ'j.ii j -»■ tS a woman of strong character and of all the Christian virtues. She was a devoted mother and a kind neighbor. Her death is a loss not only t<* her surviving family, by whom she was tenderly loved, but also \ to the church and the community. In addition to her husband the de ceased is survived by the following sons and daughters : Anna, a missionary at Pueblo, Mexico; William, of this city ; John, of Sunbury; llarrv, of West Chester, and Joseph, of Keokuk, lowa. These will probably all be able to at tend the funeral with the exception of the daughter, Anna, who is located at a distance so remote as to render a j journey home in time for the ob sequies utterly out of tlie question. The Caterpillar Scourge. Caterpillars are becoming quite a scou rge this spring. They are bad enough about town, but a drive throughout the county reveals them in still greater numbers. They are everywhere visi ble, in the fields, on the roadside, clust ering about the trees in their peculiar tent-like web in untold millions, brom appearances one would think that fann ers have been very negligent in not ap plying some remedy which would pre vent them from hatching. It is only here anil there that one can see that any effort has been made to exterminate the pests. It is not too late, however, to make war upon the caterpillars even when they have hatched. The best remedy to apply is to spray the leaves above the tent with Paris green. Fire also is a very effectual way of destroying them. The Pavilion Completed. The large pavilion at Hunter s Park was completed yesterday. Architectur ally it is something out of the ordinary, as beautiful as anything that could be designed, while in point of workman ship the finished budding could not be surpassed, all of which reflects credit not only upon the enterprise of the own er, but also upon the skill and ability of the architect and builder. John Brugler furnished the plans and (ieorge lleit snyder erected the building. The men v-go-round arrived yester day. This is owned by Courson and Lilly, of Muucy, who with their families will reside in the Park. Drove to Snydertown. A number of Danville people drove to Snydertown yester lay, where they were entertained at the home of a friend. In the party were: Misses Lucy Hasssett and Mazie Patterson, Mrs. John Jacobs, Mrs. T. J. Rogers, Mrs. W. J. Rogers, Mrs. Jesse Ammerman, Mrs. Latimere Ammernian, Mrs. Klias Lyon, Mrs. Henry Divel, Mrs. David Evans and Mrs. Christian. Death of a Child. Lillian, the two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hill, Last Mar ket street, died yesterday morning at live o'clock. Death was caused by con vulsions due to teething. Ihe funeral will be held from the family residence [on Friday afternoon at - o'clock. In torment will take place in the Odd 1* el - 1 lows' cemetery. DANVILLE'S WAGE EMMS A Small Army of Nearly Three Thouadand Persons. Believing that it would prove of in terest to its readers THE AMKBICAD yesterday set itself about to determine as nearly as possible what proportion of our population of 5042 is regularly em ployed and, incidentally, what sum of money is paid out as wages in Danville monthly. Each of the industries was visited by a representative of this paper and the figures will be found reliable. The Reading Iron Works leads the list with eight hundred men employed. Its monthly pay amounts to $33,000. Ilowe it Polk, manufacturers of Struc tural iron, stands next. The pay roll at this works varies from three hundred and ninety men to four hundred. The monthly pay approximates $12,500. Howe & Samuel, who operate the pud dle mill at the Mahoniug plant, have ninety-five men on the pay roll, which monthly foots up to $3,500. Curry it Vaunan employ seventy men in their foundry and machine shop. Their monthly pay approximates S3OOO. The Danville Stove & Manufacturing company has one hundred and fifteen men on the pay roll. At least one half oft his number are moulders, who as a class make high wages, the average be ing, at least, $4 per day. The amount paid out in wages monthly varies with the season, depending upon whether the works run six days per week or less. The average monthly pay during last year was $4500. Thirty men in this city find employ ment on the D. L. & W. railroad, con stituting the switch crew, two section crews, otlice force and gatemen. They represent a pay roll of $9tM). The Polish Brewery employes twenty men and pays out about SIOOO per month in wages. The pay roll at each of the industries enumerated does not include the force of clerks and bookkeepers employed. The amount paid out in salaries for this branch of service may safely be estimat ed at SIOOO per month. Summing up we liml there are 1530 men on the pay rolls of our leading in dustries and that the sum total of their monthly earnings is nearly $70,000. The Knitting .Mill has two hundred and fifty hands on its pay roll and pays out $3600 monthly in wares nanus, 112. ti. llartman, proprietor, was absent yesterday and the amount of the p*y roll could not be learned. In addition to the above there are a large number of minor industries which afford steady and fairly remunerative ; employment for both sexes. Bloch & Benzbach, manufacturers of knee pants, alone, have a pay roll which amounts to SI3OO monthly. Then there are stores, printing offices, tailoring establishments and the like which must not be lost sight of. The Hospital for the Insane, which monthly pays out a large sum of money to its employes, is also an im portant facior in t! e business life of the town. The total amount earned month ■ ly in the Knitting and Silk Mills and in | the minor industries of the town may j be put at some S7OOO additional, while the total number of wage earners em ployed swells up into a little army of nearly 3000. Fiiueral of Rev. Gideon H. Day. Notwithstanding the inclement weath er on Saturday forenoon last the funer al of the late Rev. Gideon H. Day,which took place at 10:.">0 o'clock from St. Pet er's M. E. church, Riverside, was quite largely attended. There was a large number of Methodist ministers present, representing widely scattered localties, comprised in the Central Pennsylvania conference, the most of whom in one way or another took part in the ser vices. Rev. J. B. Stein of the First M. E. church of Sunbury, announced the hymn. Lev. Dr. Pennepacker of AVill iamsport, and liev. W. 11. Houck of Mt. Carrne l , read the scripture lesson. Kev. Dr. Kiysintjer of Blooinsl»urg,led in pray er. The principal addresses were made by Presiding Elder W. W. Evans of Sun bury, and Rev. Dr. E. J. Gray, Presid ent of Dickinson Seminary, Williams port. Rev. Dr. Silas Swallow, of Harris burg; Kev. Dr. D. S. Monroe,of Shamok in, also spoke. Rev. Dr. W. I. Steans pronounced the benediction. Rev. \\ .\V . Evans concluded the services at the cemetery. Bev. Dr. Swallow, Rev. Dr. Pennepacker, Rev. Dr. Grey, Rev. J. B. Stein, Rev. Dr. Monroe, and Rev. A. S. Baldwin, the latter of Lock Haven, offi ciated as pall bearers. Other clergymen present were: Kev. J. C. Mumper, of Northumberland, Kev. S. 1). Wilson, of Catawissa, Rev. 11. B. Fort nor,of Selins grove, Itev. W. K. Whitney, of I'.looms burg, Kev. J. B. Shaver,of Williamsport, and liev. J. A. DeMoyer, of Northum berland. William Gerst Passes Away. William F. Gerst died at the home ol his parents, Mr and Mrs. Joseph Gerst, No 330 Lower .Mulberry street, Thurs day nun iiing at 7 o'clock. The deceased was SO \e us of age, a young man of ex cellent character, whose genial manners won him many fiiends. Death was due to consumption. New Manager. Henry Rnoff, of Philadelphia, tht new manager of the I nited telephone Company's lines, in this section arrived in Danville on Wednesday and is now in charge of the work. esterday tele phones were placed in Cromwell Bros' Grocery and Geriuger & Hodge s Latin dry. KKTAII 1.1 SIIEI> IX 1855 FLOORING MILL Re-Equipped to Compete With Modern Plants. Ihe quiet hamlet of Mausdale never appeared to a better advantage than at present. It is a picturesque spot and next to Danville is the oldest settlement in these parts. It was as early as 1769 when there were hut six houses in Dan ville that Philip Maus pushed his way into the wilderness and began a clearing on the banks of the Mahoning creek. True, during the last half century tilings were pretty generally at a stand still around Mausdale, but it was always a desirable place of abode, homelike, a retreat from the rush and turmoil of the more strenuous life in town, while its inhabitants, with few exceptions de scendants from the original settlers, combined with fine social qualities in tegrity of character and habits of in dustry and thrift. It is not strange, therefore that with the heginniug of the new century the old hamlet should be taking on signs of renewed life. Several new residences have been erected, while old ones have been embellished with new paint. Two stores conducted respectively by W. S. Lawrence and E. S. Delsile do business in the place, while the old hostelry,kept by W. D. Wise, so long a landmark in the locality, still refreshes the weary traveler. The leading industry of the place is the steam flouring mill owned by I'. E. Maus, which was erected by his great grand father, Philip Maus, in the year 1800. It, too, although in the second century of its existence, has entered up on a new lease of life and activity,equip ped with all that is new and modern in the line of milling machinery. Maus' mill is one of the best known landmarks in this section and has passed through all the changes of milling that has oc curred in the hundred years of its his tory. In the early days of the century flour manufactured within its walls was marketed as far away as Baltimore. Arks were constructed at the mill and floated down Mahoning creek to the river in sections, where they were put together for their long journey down the river ami out over the Chesapeake bay. There was a time, say between 1840 and 1870, that Maus' mill was conceded to be one of the leading burr mills in the State. In lU-7C ii- - burrs and finished on rolls. In 1885 the burrs were discarded and a full line of rolls took their place. Campbell & Bovee, who assumed charge of the mill April l,are both prac tical millers, familiar with the blending and milling of spring and winter wheats. Mr. Campbell was former ly superintendent and head miller of the 300 barrel flour mill of the Noble Milling Company of Williamsport. Mr. Bovee is also a miller of long experi ence. The improvements installed consist of a full roller system. Everything about the plant has been overhauled and is practically new. The mill as equipped has a capacity of 85 barrels of Hour per day and will be found to be an up-to-date and formidable competitor in the milling business hereabout. The re-equipping of the mill was wholly in the hands of Campbell A Bovee. Mr. Campbell him self made his plans and flow sheet, most essential features of successful flour mill, ing. To accommodate the new system it was necessary to build an addition to the third story 52 by 28 feet, the height being 14 feet, which changes the extern al appearance of the mill considerably. The upper story contaius the sieve bolt ing machinery, receiving separators and dust collectors. On the third story is the purifying machinery, flour and feed, bins, Ac. On the second floor the ac tual grinding takes place, there being five stands of double rolls. The modern machinery installed occupies but little more than half the space occupied by the system displaced, which gives the new firm storage room for about 8000 bushels of wheat and 2000 bushels of coarse grain. The new machinery was put on trial Monday and the work of making flour began Tuesday morning. Shipping Stoves to Chile. The Danville Stove it Manufacturing company has quite a large export trade, which is constantly increasing. Mon day the company made a shipment of t>o stoves to Valparaiso, Chile, S. A. A for mer consignment was shipped to Chile in the "knock down," the plate of the stoves being packed separately, suitable for transportation five hundred miles in the interior on the back of mules Among foreign shipments recently made were several to Mexico, Cuba and the Island of Trinidad. The Body Exhumed. The body of Wellington Hartman,kill ed in a collision on Bloom road, was ex humed in the Odd Fellows' cemetery Thursday for the purpose of performing an autopsy. The post mortem examina tion was made by l>r. .1. K. Kimerer ami Dr. Curry. The object of the autopsy was to determine whether death result ed directly from the injuries sustained or was due to other causes. In Pursuit of the Fugitives. The authorities of the Asylum tor the Insane at this plaee are in pursuit of tw<i patients, who escaped from that institu tion on Sunday last. The fugitives are reported to have passed through Moores burg. Two attendants were in Miltor Tuesday hoping to find some clew ol j them there. The runaways will proba b!y be captured and relumed to the in [ stitution. JOB PRINTING The office of the AMERICAN ueing furnished with a large aisoitmen of job letter and fancy type and job material generally, the Publisher announces to the public that lie is prepared at all times to execute in the neatest manner JOB PRINTING Of all Kinds and Descrption. our prices before place your orders. DANIEL EllWils DIES SIIWLV Wealthiest Individual Coal Operator in the Anthracite Region' A telegram was received in this cily Saturday forenoon last announcing the death of Daniel Edwards at Kingston, which occurred early that morning of heart disease. The news was a great surprise here, as Mr. Edwards was not known to have been in feeble health. He was at his dosk as usual on Friday ami death came suddenly and with but little warning. Mr. Edwards was 7<i years of age. He was president of the Kingston Coal Company and one of the richest indivi dual coal operators in the Anthracite region, his wealth being estimated at nearly four million of dollars. He was a nativ« of Wales, but emigrated to this country when a young man. He resided in Danville for many years working in the ore mines for the firm of Waterman & Beaver. He had a good bit of natural ability and a sound practical knowledge of mining, which he turned to a very good account. It was through his efforts that a coal company was formed and an option secured on the coal rights at Kingston, which resulted in his own tine fortune and enriched several others. Mrs. Edwards died on the 18th of April last and was buried in the Epis copal cemetery, this city. It was little dreamed that Mr. Edwards would fol low his wife so soon. Three daughters survive: Mrs. Walter Clark Teter, of New York; Mrs. Newell and Mrs. Cob lergh, of Kingston. The remains of the late Daniel Ed wards were consigned to their last rest ing place in a grave by the side of his wife in the Episcopal cemetery Tues day afternoon. The 12:47 D. L. & W. passenger train, which brought the re mains from Kingston, contained two special cars occupied by the funeral pariy. In addition to the relatives there were many prominent persons in the party, including W. K. Storrs of Scranton; W. B. Chamberlin and E. W. Dwight, of Philadelphia and David Isaacs ot Plymouth, who held a posi tion as Superintendent under Mr. Ed wards for a period of twenty-seven years. Awaiting the arrival of the train was ft.laWt .iUW»i'Wi«rfi:i<VW'atcheii "Ins up ward career with interest. Prominent in the assemblage were some thirty Free- Masons.members of the two local lodges of the order. Mr. Edwards was a mem ber of Danville Lodge.No. 224 F. & A.M. having been initiated in 1867. In com pliance with request the members of the craft were present in a body to perform the burial service of the order. The pall bearers were Walter Clark Teter, T. L. Newell, 15. J. Cobleigh, William Edwards, Uwillyn Edwards, and Morgan I). liosser, sons-in-law and nephews of the deceased. Among the clergymen present were: Kev. Dr. T. C. Edwards, of Kingston, who conducted the services; Kev. J. 1). Cook, of Kenovo, and Kev. Ferdinand Von Krug, of Kingston. The grave was of the stone burial vault type. The coffin was an elegant one of antique oak with old iron trim mings. The tlowers were very beautiful In the collection were many that were rare and costly especially a large wreath of orchids, which attracted much atten tion. The impressive ceremony of the Freemasons was performed, after which Rev. Dr. Edwards concluded the service at the grave. Program for Children's Day. Children's Day will be celebrated at the Grove Presbyterian church on Sunday, June 9th. Interesting ex ercises are being prepared by the Sun day school and a number of excellent musical numbers by our prominent musicians will embellish the program. The observance of Children's Day at the Grove church has always been noted for its careful make up, showing that all members of the congregation take a decided interest in their Sabbath school. The exercises are entitled, "Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost" and include the following program: Opening hymn "Praise to the Triune God." "Confession of Faith in the Triune God" Invocation and Lords Prayer. "The Praise of God." (Sentences and Hymn) Superintendent and School. Scripture reading from St. John. Special exercises by Sunday School. "The Praise of Jesus Christ Our Lord." Sentences and Hymn. Presentation of the Offerings for Presby terian Sabbath School Missions. Prayer of Consecration of the Offerings. "A Hymn to Christ our King." Address Kev. McAfee. "The Praise of God the Holy Spirit." Sentences and Hymn. The Distribution of Awards. Closing Hymn and Benediction. Mr. Wilsou Will Preach in Washingtonville Raymond H. Wilson who has been a student at the Princeton Theological Seminary the past winter will supply the pulpit in the Washingtonville Pres byterian church during the summer. Mr. Wilson officiated last Sunday evening. Crescent vs Turbotville. The Crescent base ball club of this city will cross bats with the Turbotville team at Washingtonville. A schedule of three games had been arranged but could not l>e carried out and this one game will be played on neutral ground on Saturday.