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—-For tie Bone The circulation of this paper is in creasing rapidly. It wil pay you to advertise in the AMERICAN. SUBSCRIPTION $1 PER YEAR DR. IKYING n. JENNINGS, DENTIST. Office Hours 9A. M.to 12 M. 104 Mill St., IP. M.to 4V. M Danville, Pa. fill t I.SI. I>. 425 MII.L ST., DANVILLE, PA. Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines a Specialty | jlt. \\ . I*. ANGLIC, DENTIST OFFICE: 218 MILL STREET. eetli Extracted without Pain. frown and Bridge Work a Specialty. Equipped with the latest and most improved Instruments and prepared to execute the most ditlieult work. DK. C. H. REYNOLDS, (FORMERLY OF CATAWISSA). Office, Op;wsito Boston Store, Danville, Pa Dentistry in all its branches. Charge Moderate and all work Guaranteed Established IHiW HHSED M:«S. School days will soon bo over. Trout fishers are swapping stories. The rainy weather may not be good for corn, but it is a damper on cater pillars. Architect J. H. Brngler recently com pleted the plans and specifications for the new building to be erected for the First National Bank of Berwick. A Children's Cat nival will be given by Miss Nita Mover's dancing class in the Armory Friday night at 8 o'clock. Ad mission 2U cents. Augustus Ploch has accepted a posi tion as assistant baker at ttie State Hospital. William S. Lawrence is ill at his home in Mausdale. H. E. Parsons, formerly draughtsman at the Structural Tubing Works, has ac cepted a similar position with the Amer ican Car & Foundry Co. at Berwick. Mr. Parsons was formerly a puddler at the Reading Iron Works and is a gradu ate of the Scranton International Cor respondence Schools. The signs of the times all point to an abundant harvest, and farmers are happy in all sections. Notice has been posted in the Struc tural Tubing Works of Howe & Polk an nouncing an advance of 7 7-10 per cent, in wage* to take eflect on June 1. The advance will aflect all wages. The reserved seat sale for the High School commencement will be opened at Hunt's drug store on Monday morning June 3rd. The green houses at Castle Grove are receiving a new coat of paint. With the Ist of June just around the corner it does seem out of place that we must hang onto our overcoats and flan nels. With <me or two exceptions the cem eteries iu Danville are iu excellent con dition for Memorial Day. The Sunday schools are preparing for Children's Day. The new puddle mill and the 12-inch mill of IIIH Reading Iron Works started up Tuesday evening. These two depart ments employ some 150 men. There will be a glut in the hay mar ket. The proprietors of summer resorts are praying for in the shade breezes. The commencement at. State College will be held June 9, 10, 11 and 12. The baccalaureate sermon will be delivered on the 9th and the c nnmencement ex ercises will be held on the 12th. Weather indications have i.ot l>een conducive t > Buffalo travel, but the people up there feel that there is a big time coming. The will of the late Hon. Daniel Ed wards filed at Wilkesbarre Monday, leaves his $3.<100,000 estate to his three daughters, Mr*. Mary Newell, Mrs. Anna Teeter and Mrs. Margaret Cob leigh. in three equal parte. Sunshine and shadow are all right when they alternate, but we have been having too much shadow of late. Butcher Henry Divel has had a hand some counter putin his Mill street shop. Dr. J. P. Holla, of Washingtonville, whounderwent an operation" in the Medico-Chi. hospital, Philadelphia, on Monday, is considerably improved. Howard Patton has accepted a posi tion in the office of the Atlantic Refining Company. He w ill assume his new duties next Monday. The thirtieth commencement of Chel tenham Military Academy,Ogontz, Pa . will lie held Wednesday, June 12. Theo dore 11. Angle of this city is one of this year's graduates. To The Trade. We have just arranged with B. K. hoeinaker, of Danville to Handle our ine of Pure Medicinal Rye and Malt Whiskies. We Guarantee their Purity Rochester Distilling Co. Duffy Malt Whiskey Co. Died During a Visit. Mrs. R. L. Miles of Wilkesbarre, died at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Stephen Nevius, 019 Mill street, at 8 o'clock last evening. She was an invalid for eight years. Her husband is employed on the new building at the convent. The de ceased is survived by four children. iUontour .Ammcan. "THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER BE ENTIRELY FREE UNTIL IT SUPPLIES ALL OF ITS OWN DEMANDSWITH ITS OWN PRODUCTIONS." VOL. 4G—NO 22. KEJMNC WORKS ALMOST DESTROYED Sweeping Destruction by Fire in This City Late Thursday Night. Our town Thursday night was again visited by the tire fiend, the flames this time selecting as their prey the Read ing Iron Works, and but little more now remains of the large plant which for years past has been the main depend ence of our town but a mass of blacken ed ruins. The fire broke out about 10:30 o'clock in the 10-inch or bar mill. When discovered the Haines were eatiug their way into one of the beams of the tower around the upright boiler at No. 0 heat ing furnace. The mill fiose was at once attached to the company's plug, which was situated conveniently near. But ow ing to some cause there was a woeful de ficiency of force and although the burn ing timber was not more than twenty five feet from the ground, the stream could not be made to reach it within ten or twelve feet. The flames gained rapid headway and were soon beyond control. The town was alarmed by the hoarse whistle of the mill. Loud and long it blew and never before did a whistle throw into its tones so much of warning and desperation. The different engine houses of the town took up the alarm, while each company hurried to the burning mill, which by this time was partially enveloped in flames, while lur id drifts of smoke ascended skyward. The fire department rendered good ser-* vice service which under ordinary con ditions would have been effectual in subduing the fire, but unfortunately here they were contending agaiust con ditions which rendered their labors next to futile. In connecting the hose the plug on Northumberland street south of the creek was broken: the water welled up from its base and escaped from the plug in a heavy stream, which it was impossible to stop, the flow materially weakening the general pressure of the water, so that it was only at intervals that a stream could be made to reach to the roof of the burning mill. Meanwhile the fire spread. It originat ed in the new portion of the 16-inch mill, which was built of North Carolina pine. This was doomed in less than fif teen minutes after the first alarm. The flames easily communicated to the 20inch or skelp mill, thence to the roll shop and onto the old or No. 1 puddle mill. The timbers along the roof on the interior of the mill were heavily laden with a de posit of fine dust of a highly combustible nature. Once communicating to this dust the flames ran along the timbers as if fed by a stream of gun powder, euvel oping as they swept on the dry and sea soned woodwork that supported the roof. No human power was able to stay the onward rush of the flames. To add to the difficulty there was an element of grave peril attending the fighting of the tire owing to the danger from bursting steam pipes, if not the ex plosion of boilers. No one realized this more than the firemen themselves and the employes of the works who labored most heroically to save their plant from destruction. Yet men took desperate chances. By 11.80 o'clock it seemed evident that the entire plant was doomed, with the probable exception of the new puddle mill. The greater part of the mill was a mass of flames. As section after sec tion of the roof fell in the. massive steam pipes were rent iu twain which caused the steain to escape in immense volumes sending great masses of flames and sparks far into the sky, pro ducing a scene of indescribable splend or. About this time the water was cut off from the broken plug, which increased the pressure somewhat, although it was still too weak to cope with ths fire ow ing to the numerous streans in service. Shortly before midnight the borough lire engine was called into service. It was placed on the bank of Mahoning creek between Northumberland street and the 1). L. & W. railroad where it could be of service in preventing the spread of the fire toward the south eastern part of the works. The engine drew upon Mahon ing creek for its water and soon had a strong and steady stream at work. From this moment things took a turn. All hands bent their energies toward confining the fire to the 16-inch, the 20- inch and No. 1 puddle mill which were already practically reduced to ruins. So heroically did they work that before 1 o'clock it was apparent that the No. 2 puddle mill, and the 12-inch mill would be saved. At 1:30 o'clock the fire was practically under control, the onward sweep of the flames being arrested be fore they had fully devoured the old puddle mill. A portion of the roof of this is still standing, but the interior, it is feared, is a general ruin. Elsewhere the destruction is complete. The bar and skelp mills, the roll shop and cer tainly a greater part of the old puddle mill are literally wiped out, the massive engines, the furnices, boilers and rolls all being included in the general ruin. Fifteen minutes after the first alarm one thousand people had assembled at the scene of the fire; in half an hour there were three thousand people on the spot. On the faces of all, lit up by the glare of the conflagration, was plainly to be seen a look akin to dismay as the all-devouring flames crept over the massive roofs. Our town is justly proud of the historic old" plant that gave the first T rail to America and now that it seemed doomed to destruction on every side were heard exclamations of deep regret. How the fire originated is a mystery; it may have been caused by a spark (Continued on Fourth Page.) DR. SIHNDEL'S DISCOURSE Eloquent Sermon Preached to Members of the G. A. R. Sunday. | The annual sermon to the members of the G. A. R. was preached by Rev. Dr. M. L. Shindel at the Pine Street Luther an church Sunday morning sixty veter ans being present in a body, occupying the entire front of the church. The dec orations, thoroughly in keeping with the event, consisted solely of the stars and stripes. To the right of the pulpit leaning against the wall was the new post Hag. To the left in the same posi tion was the handsome Hag of Company A, 132 nd regiment. The pulpit and the chancel rail were both concealed under the folds of a large American Hag. At the right of the pulpit was a stack of muskets decorated with several small Hags belonging to the post. Altogether the effect was most beautiful and added to the impressiveness of the event. The pastor read the 40th psalm and followed with invocation. It was an appeal to Heaven on behalf of the aging veterans that sank deep into the hearts of all, beautiful in its eloqu> nee, and re- | fleeting in every sentence love and M m- j pathy for fellowman and »n attitude of j trust and devotion toward Almighty God. The choir sang an anthem very beauti fully, which wasfollowed with the hymn "Nearer, My God, to Thee." l)r. Shindel founded his sermon upon two passages of scripture —11 Chronicle, 10th chapter, 9 verse: "Henceforth there shall be wars," and Isaiah, 2nd chapter, 4th verse: "Nation shall not lift sword against notion, neither shall there be war any more." Dr. Shindel very effectively explained away the ap parent contradiction in the two pass ages. In the former text thu prophecy, which has been amply fulfilled, was made from a point of view which still exists, showing that conflict and the clash of arms must always ensue where nations put their trust not iu God but in man, adopting worldly measurers and seeking alliance with other powers. War is one of the ways God has of punish- ' ing his people for their idolatry and wickedness. Besides, certain wars are just in the sight of God, such as ensure peace and bring independence. Dr. Shindel drew a very beautiful pic ture of the world under the reign of per petual peace described by the latter text when "the sword shall be forged into plongh-shares and the spear into prun iug hooks." Our eyes may not behold it, he said, but it will come. Dr. Shindel closed with some timely and sympathetic remarks addressed dir- ' ectly to the members of the G. A. K., j dwelling upon the inroads that time is 1 making upon their ranks, of the fate of their comrades who lie in unknown graves and admonishing them of the duty they owe to themselves in prepar ing for the great change that awaits all on earth. The discourse without being fulsome or overdone involved as fine a tribute to the veterans of the Civil War as was ever heard in this city. New Lodge of Red Men. Great Sachem Ay res, of Peckville, as- j sisted by the degree team of Mahoning Tribe of this city instituted a lodge of lied Men in Catawissa last evening. There were about fifty charter mem- j hers initiated. After the ceremon ies an elaborate supper was served. Those present from this city were: H. C. Woods, K. M. Farley, Charles Getz, John Ross, J. I*. Patton, G. H. Smith, Robert Williams, M. W. Smith, Walter Rishel, Lawrence Snyder, Jacob Snyder, William Childs, George B. Strous, 11. H. | Custenbauder, Harry Karlip, W. P. I Roth, Philip S. Pollock, Cyrus Rudy, Albert Kashner, Frank Beyer, Will G. Ford, Walter»Mottern and Frank Geth ing. Implements of Savage Warfare. An unusually interesting collection of curiosities brought from the Philippine Islands by Henry Mitchell, may be seen in the window of Bernheimer's clothing store. The collection includes a wide range of articles, such as spears, swords, belos, knives and daggers of every de scription, along with a Filipino flag, belts, shoes and other articles of wear ing apparel. The articles were easily enough col lected, but it was only by dint of per neverence and great inconvenience that the young soldier was enabled to keep them within reach until he was muster ed out of service. The curiosities were viewed by many persons yesterday. A Mysterious Cave In. Residents in 'the neighborhood of "Cross Keys" place are much mystified by a big cave-in which has occurred in the grounds of that once famous hostel ry. A dozen cubic yards of earth has dropped into what has the appearance | of being a subterranean passage leading from the house eastward. The nailery, which is some ten feet below the surface, is plainly in view ; it is carefully walled along the sides and roofed over. The "Cross Keys," which years ago was re modeled into its present appearance, is a very old landmaik and the under ground way has probably to do with its early history, although it is difficult to | conceive of any use to which such a place could be put. Visiting Knights. About sixty members of Beaver Lodge No. 132, Knights of Pythias, will visit Onward Lodge, No. 132, K. of P., of Northumberland on Saturday evening next. Hacks will leave the K. of P., ball Mill street atO o'clock sharp. DANVILLE, l'A., THURSDAY, MAY :50. 1001. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. Brief Mention of the Doings of Your Friends and Acquaintances. J. F. Long, wife and child,of Berwick are visiting at the home of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Long, West Mahoning street. Grant Sowers left yesterday for a visit to Mt. Joy. Miss Minnie Prince, of Milton, visited friends in this city yesterday. S. A. Yorks is in Williamsport. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Libby, of Jersey City, are visiting Mrs. Susan Butler on Mill street. Isaac Dreifuss returned from Wilkes barre yesterday. Mrs. Daniel Fetterolf, of Berwick, spent yesterday with friends in this city. Mrs. M. G. Grove, of Philadelphia, is j the guest of Mrs. B. R. Uearhart, Bloom ; street. Mrs. Fred Kramer, of Steelton,spent a j few hours in this city yesterday on her way to Berwick. Mrs. Louise Robinson of Binghamton, N. Y.. who has been the guest of Mrs. A. 11. Woolley, West Market street, left yesterday for Pittston. Entile LeDuc left last evening for Sha tnokin. « Mrs. John Bausch left yesterday for a yisit with friends in Tamaqna. 11. J. Bird spent yesterday in Sun- j bury. Miss Mae Parks of State College, visit- ' ed friends in this city yesterday. Mrs. Elizabeth Lloyd is visiting friends in Shamokin. Mrs. Annie Thomas, son Samuel and . daughter Elizabeth, Front street, left j yesterday for a visit with fiiends in : Harris burg. Mrs. John Utzinger.of Altoona,return- ' ed home yesterday, after a visit at the J home of H. J. Bird, South Danville, , Mrs. Bird accompanied her to Altoona, i where she will spend a few weeks. Mrs. A. L Miller of State College, ; Centre county, spent a few hours in this | city yesterday. Abraham Persing, of Sunbury, was in this city yesterday. Charles Foust,of Sunbury, was a visit or to this city yesterday. Miss Elizabeth Bucher of Riverside returned home yesterday, after a visit witli friends in Reading. Mrs. Elizabeth Sisstnan of this city left yesterday for a visit with relatives in Tamaqua. Miss Rica Kautiuian of Philadelphia, j who has been visiting in this city It ft j yesterday for Tamaqua. Mrs. William Richards of this city spent yesterday with Catawissa friends. Mrs. C. A. Brandon is visiting her daughter Mrs. L. A. Yeiser, in Philadel phia. Miss Bessie Clapp, of Milton,is a guest at the home of Rev. G. E. Limbert, on Bloom street. Mrs. William Magill, of Bloomsburg, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Harriet Kaufman, Mill street. Miss Anna Hoover, of Sunbury, is vis iting Mrs. Setli Lormor, Pine street. Mrs. Ernest Rogers is visiting friends iu Berwick. Miss Jessie West of the Normal school at Bloomsburg, spent Sunday at the home of George M. West, £ine street. Rev. Erskine Wright is in Williams poft. Miss Louise Robinson, of Binghaui ton, N. Y., is visiting Mrs. Arthur 11. Woolley, West Market street. Mrs. Harry Hollingsbead, -of Barber, ton, Ohio, is visiting at the home of her father, John Doster, Sr., Bloom street. Miss Carrie Truuibower has returned from a visit with friends in Wilkesbarre. Miss Ray Dreifuss is visiting Berwick friends. Miss Edna Roth, of Shamokin, is the guest of the Misses Linker, West Ma honing street. Mr. and Mrs. 11. Clayton, of Cata wissa, returned home yesterday after a visit at the residence of James ,Jones on Railroad street. Mrs. W A. Waite, of Sugar Notch, spent yesterday with relatives in this city. Mr. and Mrs. S. V. Border, of Will iamsport, arrived in this city last even ing to spend Memorial Day at the home of Mrs. Border's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T J. Rogers, Mill street. Mrs. C. E. Newbaker and Mrs. A. L. Bastress, of Shamokin, are guests of Dr. and Mrs. P. C. Newbaker, West Ma-« honing street. Mr. and Mrs. Duval Dickson and son Clark, of Berwick, are guests at the home of C. C. Long, West Mahoning street. Mrs. Howard Moore and son Robert, left yesterday for a visit with friends in Pottsville. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Roat let'i yesterday morning for Ashland, to at tend the funeral of Mrs. U oat's sister, Mrs. Rebecca Yeager, which look place yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Henrietta Bloch of this city and Mrs. Samuel Wyle, of Philadelphia, are visiting friends in Bloomsburg Mrs. John Clapp returned to Bingham ton yesterday after a visit with Mrs. A. 11. Woolley,West Market street. R. M. Rhodes of Cornwall, returned home yesterday after a visit with his i brother, Harry Rhodes iu this city. Short Session by the School Board Monday ! Night. The school board held its last regular meeting of the present school year Mon day night. Next Monday night the new board organizes. As is usual so near the close of the year there was little business on hand Monday night. Owing to inclement weather, it was re ported that the new flag poles had not yet been erected. On motion, therefore, it was ordered that the flags on Memo rial Day he displayed from the poles formerly used on the school buildings. On motion it was ordered that the schools be closed on Memorial Day. The following pupils were recommend ed for graduation by Professor IJ. L. Gordy: Jacob H. Geise, Clarence Frank f»err, Joseph H. Divel, Charles Nath aniel Mortimer, R. Maude Leighow,Julia Alice Armes, Gertrude Meyer, Bessie Marion Klase, Margaret Lenhart, Julia Frances Argrave. On motion the rec ommendation was endorsed. The following directors were present at the meeting: Fischer, Curry, Lung er, Werkheiser, Black, Orth, Berger, Keefer, Harpel, Green and Feuster tnacher. The following bills were ordered paid: . Teachers and janitors, $1408.00 | 11. R. Moore 5.04 j W. E Young, 5.00 i Mountour County Democrat,.. 9.00 ] A. H. Grone, 2 10, Inter-county Shoot. The inter-county live bird and blue J rock shoot which will take place at We- J Witt's Park on Memorial Day under the 1 auspices of the Danville Gun and Rifle ! club promises to be one of the most iin- j portant events of its kind that has ever I taken place in this section. At least j three counties—Montour, Columbia and | Northumberland—will be represented and the number of sportsmen who wil! | participate in the contest may approx- ! iinate half a hundred. The match will be an all day affair. The forenoon will be devoted to targets, the shooting beginning at 0::50. The live- > bird match will take place in the after- [ noon, beginning at 1 o'clock. RefiVsh- ' ments consisting of sandwiches and cof fee, will bo served on the grounds at ! noon. Four hundred birds will be trap- j ped. The Danville Gun and Rifle club pos- ; sesses a magautrap.in addition to which j a number of improvements have been 1 made about the grounds. All that i-> j needed is a club house —which by the : way is contemplated—to render the | grounds at DeWitt's Park equal to any 1 in the state. The shoot will be conducted according i to the rules of the American Sportsmen j Association. That no cruel practices will be tolerated or undue suffering in flicted upon the birds goes without say ing. The most stringent measures will be adopted to prevent "bushwhacking" or the shooting by outside parties of birds which have gained their freedom. The rules provide for the protection of the bird which has been shot at and 1 missed by the man for whom the trap was sprung. Under no circumstances will any other person be permitted to shoot. Birds, thus escaping, it some times happens become a common target for other members of the club, the pro miscuous shooting not only endangering the contestants but others who may happen to be within range of the guns. It is a wise rule adopted by the Danville Gun and Rifle club and will meet the approval of every humane person, as while a precaution as to danger it gives i the bird at least some show of escape. Early Closing July 1. The early closing movement is still be ing vigorously agitated by our clerks and others. All idea has been abandon ed of carrying the scheme into effect be fore July 1. Many of the clerks were anxious to begin early closing with the first of June, but several merchants ob jected. So far as known there will be no opposition from any source to early cles ing aftc July Ist and all hands, merch ants as well as clerks, are looking for- i ward to that period with pleasant an ticipation as one that will give them at least the summer evenings for rest and recreation. The early closing will con tinue until September 15. The stores will be closed at 0 o'clock every night in the week with the exception of Satur days. Attending General Synod. General Secretary of the Y. M. t". A., W. D. Laumaster, left Monday for Des Moines, lowa, to attend the meeting of the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran church of the I'nited States. ' He represents the Susquehanna Synod, in which Pine Street Lutheran church is ! included. From Des Moines Mr. Lau ! master will goto Boston to attend the international convention of the Young Men's Christian Association. Thumb Crushed. Charles Leniger, son of Druggist O. M ' Leniger, met with a painful accident yesterday morning. He has been work ing in the machine shop of Curry & Van- I nan for some time past and was in the act of sharpening a tool when the thumb j of his right hand was caught between the stone and top plate and very badly crushed. He will be off duty for some ! time. A June Wedding. The wedding of Miss Bessie Montague | and Mark J. Connolly will take place in I St. Joseph's Catholic church next Tuts , day morning at 7 o'clock. Rev. M. J io'Riley will perform the ceremony. ' AND STOUT Their Convivial Habits Got Them Into Trouble. Lamberson and Stout, contractors, at present engaged in removing the old coal sheds belonging to R. H. Woolley, were temporarily interrupted in their work yesterday. The two men were doing quite well and they found time to celebrate their prosperity with an occa sional indulgence in "red eye." As a result their convivial habits soon got the best of them and they were both ar rested charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Harvey Lamberson who was arrested Tuesday afternoon had his hearing down for 3 o'clock yesterday after noon. Before the hour arrived, how ever, his partner, Preston Stout, com monly known as "Doodles" got on the rampage. Stout was domiciled in a vacant canal boat at some distance above the one occupied by Harvey Lam berson and wife. The contemplated re moval of the boats makes it necessary for each of the families to "vamoose" That he might not be taken unawares Councilman George Sechler yesterday suggested to Sumt that it would be advisable for him to look around for a new domicile. Stout was not in a condition to rea son and regarding himself as summarily ejected he pitched onto Mr. Sechler, and with his violent abuse, threats and pro fanity created the worst scene of dis order that has occurred on Mill street in many a day. He was arrested on a warrant sworn out by Chief Mincemoyer and arraigned before Justice Oglesby at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. "Doodles" admitted that he was drunk when ar rested. "There is no use to deny it," lie said, adding: "Whatis the penalty? You can hang me if you wan't to." Fine and costs amounted to $9. In default of this he had his choice of six days in the borough lock-up or thirty days in the county jail. "Make it sixty days," shouted Stout; "I'll goto jail," and in his eagerness to meet the demands of justice he bolted toward the door, forgetting that a com mitment paper and an officer of the law are indispensable requisites in"going to jail." Upon second thought however, Stout thought he could "settle" if given a little time. Justice Oglesby was in clined to be lenient and the case was dropped by the defendant giving a note for payment of fine and costs, after which he begged the forgivness of those who appeared against him and shaking hands departed. Harvey Lamberson was arraigned be fore Justice Bare. His wife was the principal witness. When under the in fluence of liquor Harvey is dangerous. His wife swore that she lived in fear of bodily harm, her greatest dread being that he would injure her while she was sleeping. Owing to sudden illness which pre vented Chief-of-Police Minccmoyer from being present Justice Bare decided to continue the hearmg until Monday next at 2p. in. lie demanded S2OO bail of the defendant, SIOO for his appearance when wanted an 1 §IOO to keep the peace. Lamberson was unable to secure bail and in default was committed to ja'>- A Pleasant Children's Party. Mr. and Mrs. George Reifsnyder, East Mahoning stieet, gave a party on Sat urday evening in honor of their daught er Annie and son Arthur. The little folks passed a very pleasant evening. Those present were: Mary Rogers, Edith Speiser, Lois Reifsnyder, Eleanor Cor man, Ethel and Lydia Woods, Abigail and Maud McKinncy,Marguerite Evans, Myra Saunders, Lorine Philips, Barbara Gross, Margaret Sidler, Clara Detweiler, Lois Shultz, Grace Rudy, Lizzie Hulli lien. Stella Doster, Alma Campbell,Mary Harder, Ada Lunger, Marie Fetterman, Daniel Blecher, Lewis Williams, Reber Mover, William Speiser, Jacob Maiers, Edward Price, Arthur Evans,John Pritc hard, William Jones and William Reif snyder. Death of Mrs. George Garduer. Mary, the wife of George Gardner, j died Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock after a three month's illness aged C'J years. In addition to her husband the deceased is survived by two sons, who reside at home —Harvey G. and Chailes E. S Spanish War Veterans. A branch of the association of Spanish war veterans will likely be organized in this city in the near future. A prelimi nary meeting was held in the armory Wednesday evening, Major C. P. Gear hart presiding. From the interest and enthusiasm manifested it is evident that such an or ganization would bo very popular in Danville. Thirty-five names have been enrolled as charter members. Strawberry Festival. The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Y. M. A. will hold a Strawberry Festival in the Association Hall on Friday evening. June 7. from 7to 1" o'clock. They de sire, by this announcement, to call tin attention of their many patrons to this festival, and solicit their patronage. Strawberry short-cake will lie a special ty. Coffee, cake and ice cream will al so be served. Kindly remember tht time and place. Altar Hangings Presented. Handsome red altar hangings hav< been presented to Christ Episcopa church by the Young Ladies' guild oi the congregation. KSTABUSIIED IX 1855. I1CIII! 11. 1,1 N: FUST MODS Result of the High School Examinations- Class of 'Ol The examinations at the High School so far as they relate to the graduating class are now completed and the result is made known. Of the class of 'Ol seven members have taken the college preparatory course. They are Clarence Frank Derr, Margaret Lenhart, Julia Frances Argrave, Joseph 11. Divel,Jacob 11. Geise.H. Maud Leigh ow, Charles Nathaniel Mortimer. In the general course are three—Julia Aliie Amies, Bessie Marion Klase and Gert rude Meyer. Jacob H. Geise graduates with first honor, Clarence Frank Derr with second honor. R. Maude Leighow, Julia Alice Amies and Charles Nathaniel Mortimer graduate with honor, bv which it is un derstood that they had an average of over 90 per cent. The baccalaureate sermon will be preached by Rabbi Adolph Meyer in B'ne Zion synagogne on Sunday even ing next at 7:1") o'clock. The annual contest between the Gar field and Lincoln Literary societies will take place in the High school room on Tuesday afternoon, June 4, at 2 o'clock. Commencement exercises will be held in the opera house on Thursday evening, June 6, at 8 o'clock. Following is the program: March "Crack O, The Whip," Penn Social Orchestra. Invocation.. Hev. Harry Curtin Harman Oration with Salutatory,.. .."Imperial America," Mr. Derr. Essay "Landmarks of History," Miss Meyer. Vocal solo,. .Waltz Song, "L' Ardita" Arditi, Miss Ammerinan. Essay, "Some noted Women in History—the Part they Played" Miss Lenhart. Class History Miss Argrave. Overture, .."Bridal Hose," Penn Social Orchestra. Essay, .....' 'Altruism,' Miss Leighow. Essay.. "On the flaming forge of Life ....Our Fortunes must be Wrought." Miss Arms. Vocal solo, Selected, Miss Unger. Essay, "A Vision into the 20tli Century," Miss Klase. Music, Medley of Popular Songs, Penn Social Orchestra. Presentation Mr. Divel. Censor, Mr. Mortimer. Oration with Valedictory "Roman and Teutonic Law," Mr. Geise. Address and Presentation of Diplomas, James Scarlet, Esq. March David Harnm, Penn Social Orchestra. Birthday Party. Mr. and Mrs. James Sliafer, of Kipp's Run, gave a party last FriJav afternoon and evening in honor of their daughter, Katie's birthday. A tine supper was | served, which was much enjoyed by the ! guests. Miss Shafer received several valuable presents, among which was an Estey organ. Among those present were: J. C. Hichart, Miss Lillian Richart, Mr. and Mrs. Alem Sechler, Lafayette Sechl | er and family, James Carr and family, 1 Mrs. DePuy, Michael Hichart, William Hess and family, Mrs. John Walburn, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hess, Mr. and Mrs. Mintzer.Mr. and Mrs. Wiands,Miss Sanders, and Miss of Shamokin Dam; Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Smith, Mrs. Wesley Morrall, Misses Maggie, Mattie : and Ella Morrall, Charles Morrall and ! Mrs. Samuel Morrall, of Riverside. A New Grand Army Post. There is a movement among the vet i erans of the Civil war in this city to in stitute an additional Grand Army of i Hepublic post. There are in all some ! two hundred survivors of the Civil War in Danville and immediate vicinity. Of these by far the greater number are not connected with Goodrich Post, No. 22 G. A. R., at present, although at one time or other they may have been members. The new post, it is true, is still in an embryo state, and a great deal of hard work remains to be done before the suc cess of the project is assured. Never theless the promoters feel quite confi dent. A number of veterans have al ready pledged themselves to join the new post. Taken to Milton. John Lunger, the country boy who was arrested in this city Tuesday even ing charged with theft, was taken to i Milton yesterday morning by Officer Clement. According to bis father there is not much hope for the little fellow and lie he will probably lodge in the House of Correction next. Two Danville Boys Enlist. (Jordan Hainer, son of Mrs. Winifred Rainier, Centre street, and Edward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fallon, Cham bers street, two well known young men of this city,enlisted in the United States army at Williamsport on Friday last. , They left for Pittsburg Saturday where ! they will be assigned. A June Wedding- Invitations have been issued for the marriage of Dr. Edward L. Davis of Ber- I wick, son of Mr. and Mr/ W. C. Davis, j this city, and Anna L., ter of Mr. ■ 1 and Mrs. Henry H. Mart/. Berwick, | which will take pla.'e Tliu.sday, June FI 6th at 4 o'clock, at the homo of the ' bride. JOB PRINTING The office of the AMERICAN ueing furnished with a large assortmen of job letter and fancy type and job material generally, the Publishei announces to the public that he is prepared at all times to execute in the neatest manner JOB PRINTING Of all Kinds and Descrption. fjgfGet our puces before place your orders. CITIZENS' MISS MEETING Action Relative to Loss Sustained by the Beading Iron Co. It was a large audience that crowded into the courthouse Monday night in re sponse to a call for a mass meeting of citizens to take some action relative to the loss sustained by the Heading Iron company by the recent fire at its works in this city. It was an earnest assemblage composed of wage earners and business men, the faces of all wear ing a look of seriousness and solicitude as if they realized that upon them de volved a duty on tiie performance of which depended the future welfare of the town. John Goeser was chosen chairman of the meeting. Mr. Goeser made a short address, explaining tliat he had called the meeting after consulting a number of business men and others, in order to take some action which would convince the Heading Iron Company that the cit izens of Danville hold its works here in high appreciation and sorely feel the loss of the shut down. Mr. Goeser said he believed that the assurance of good will and moral support from the citizens of Danville is more desired by the Head ing Iron Company than financial aid, al though the latter in some form was not out of the question, if needed. The meeting, he said, had been called with out any well defined plan and in order to get an interchange of opinion he called upon Hon H. K. Polk. Mr. Polk agreed that the assurance of good will and the moral support of the town would go a great way with the Heading Iron Company in influencing its future action. An eflort should be made lie said, to convince the company that our citizens feel a vital interest in its success. As a preliminary step Mr. Polk moved that a committee of five citizens be appointed by the chairman to draft resolutions expressing regret that the Heading Iron Company has sus tained loss by fire and showing apprecia tion of Ihe benefits derived by the town from the works when in operation. The motion provided that Mr. Goeser be made chairman of the committee. The motion was seconded by Joseph Murray and carried unanimously. The committee, which has not as yet been announced, will report at a meet -4 ing to be called by the president. Stoes' band rendered several selections of music. Memorial Day Observance. Goodrich post, No. 22, G. A. H., is very busy carrying out its plans for the observance of Memorial Day, today and unless unfavorable weather interfer es with the program the event will be cel ebrated in a way that will reflect full credit upon the post and the communi ty. At a meeting of Goodrich post, Mon day night, it was decided that the vet erans, with the exception of those who are physically disabled, will walk the entire distance to the cemetery. It will be recalled that last year they marched only as far as the borough line Ahere hacks were in waiting, by which they made the remainder of the distance. Kev. George E. Limbert, pastor of Shi lob Reformed church, will deliver the memorial address at the cemetery; Rev. Harry Curtiii llarman, pastor of St. Paul's M. E. church, will offer prayer. Kev. J. F. Hower of the United Evange lical church, will speak in behalf of the Helief Corps. The route of parade will be a direct march from the Post Boom to Odd Fel lows' cemetery by way of Mill and Bloom streets. Following is the line of march: Washington Drum Corps Company F. 12th. regt. N. G. P. Post 22, G. A. K. P. O. S. of A. American Mechanics Disabled Comrades Relief Corps No. 31 Conveyance with speakers Citizeus. A. C. Angle will be marshal. The parade will form on Mill street at the rooms of Goodrich post and move at 2 o'clock sharp. The clergymen of the town are invit ed to actompany the procession to the cemetery. Conveyances will be provid ed. Clergymen should be at the Post room at 1:30 p. m. Citizens Enter a Protest. The last class that has fallen under the ban of the police are those bibulous cofivivial gentlemen who congregate on theriverbank within the borough, after nightfall for the purpose of drinking beer. Residents in that locality have entered a general protest, declaring that night is often rendered hideous by the presence and unseemly language of the roisterers, while the moral etlect of the practice upon the community is bad. The police are about inaugurating a crusade against beer drinking along the river and those who have been in the habit of congregating there will have to tap their kegs elsewhere or take their re freshments in the regularly licensed houses. Special Exposition Number. The Grand Union Tea company, which lias a prosperous store in Dan ville, has issued its Grand Union Herald for May as a special Pan-American nnm- Iter, which contains much of interest about the big exposition. Patrons of the Grand Union Tei company, and their friends will be made welcome at their Pan-American Exposition Infor mation Bureau, which has been estab i lished at their store, r.itr. 5H7 Main street, Buffalo.