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The circulation of this paper is in
creasing rapidly. It wil pay you
to advertise in the AMERICAN.
Office Hours
9A. M.to 12 M. 104 Mill St.,
IP. M.to 4V. M Danville, Pa.
fill t I.SI. I>.
Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines
a Specialty
| jlt. \\ . I*. ANGLIC,
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.
Office, Op;wsito Boston Store, Danville, Pa
Dentistry in all its branches. Charge
Moderate and all work Guaranteed
Established IHiW
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
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
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
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
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.
VOL. 4G—NO 22.
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
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
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
How the fire originated is a mystery;
it may have been caused by a spark
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
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
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
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.
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
Mrs. M. G. Grove, of Philadelphia, is j
the guest of Mrs. B. R. Uearhart, Bloom ;
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mrs. Howard Moore and son Robert,
left yesterday for a visit with friends in
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
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
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
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.
Their Convivial Habits Got Them Into
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
March "Crack O, The Whip,"
Penn Social Orchestra.
Invocation.. Hev. Harry Curtin Harman
Oration with Salutatory,.. .."Imperial
Mr. Derr.
Essay "Landmarks of History,"
Miss Meyer.
Vocal solo,. .Waltz Song, "L' Ardita"
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
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
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.
The office of the AMERICAN ueing
furnished with a large assortmen
of job letter and fancy type and job
material generally, the Publishei
announces to the public that he is
prepared at all times to execute in
the neatest manner
Of all Kinds and Descrption.
fjgfGet our puces before place
your orders.
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
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
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
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
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,

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