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Has modern schools and churches, paved
streets, water, gas and electrlo accommoda
tions, convenient trolley service, high and
healthful location, varied employment for
labor and many other residential advantages.
Offers exceptional advantages for' it he loca
tion of new Industries I Free factory sites,
cheap and abundant fuel, direct shipping
facilities and low freight rates and plentiful
supply of laborers,
REYNOLDSVILLE, PENN'A., WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 25, 1909.
rill Soon Open
Important Optional Studies
Have Been Added to The
' High School Course.
The Reynoldsville public Schools will
open' Monday, SeptcmberGth, for a term
of eight months. Every pupil should
be on hand for the first lessons and
render prompt and punctual attendance
throughout the entire term. Tardiness
and truancy let them be names, not
acts, for Poor Richard says: "Lost time
is never found atratn," and "Since thou
art not sure of a minute, throw not
away an hour."
This year the High School will offer
a beginner's course in Bookkeeping and
Commercial Arithmetic as a substitute
(or Cicero and Virgil. This offer is
made to enable some of the pupils to
continue in school two years longer and
to receive the diploma of graduation
without being troubled by Latin stemB
and roots. Pupils who are looking for
ward to a college course wilt, of course,
adhere to the Latin studies; those
whose school life will end with the
High School may prefer the more prac
Instruction in vocal music will be ex
tended to all the grade schools. Miss
Grace M. Beck, of Punxsutawney, has
been elected to supervise this depart
t There are good prospects of a large
enrollment of out-of-town pupils. - West
Reynoldsville graduates may be ad'
mltted to the Junior class without ex
aminatlon. Graduates In the graduates
school course will be classified as fresh
The principal, Prof. W. M. Rife, has
mr.2i the following announcements:
Saturday, September 4th, at 2.00 p.
m., a meeting of all the teaohers.
Friday, September 3rd at 2.00 p. m.,
puplU will return all book borrowed
for summer study. At the same time
examinations will be offered to all
pupils who desire credit for work done
during vacation. Those who are behind
in their work and those who wish to
take advanced standing should be
present at these examinations, Septem
3rd, at 2.00 p. m.
Children who become of school age
before Jan. 1st, 1910, may enter school
' at the opening of this term. All child
ren muBt bear a physician's certificate
of successful vaccination.
'Phone to Pittsburg
Connection Will Soon be Made
' With the Pittsburgh and
For some time past the Summerville
Telephone Company has been working
for a through connection with Pitts
burgh and the chances are that the
matter will be arranged within a short
time. So far as the Summerville line
is ooncerned they have seen ready for
some time, having completed all of the
work necessary af, Summerville, where
the connection is made with the Pitts
burgh and Allegheny' "Company. The
P. & A. Company Is expected to do
their part of the work within short
time and It will soon be possible to get
the1 Smoky City over this independent
Great Grangers' Picnic.
The 36th Annual Great Grangers'
Picnic Exhibition will be held on the
Old Camp Grounds, Williams' Grove,
August 30-September 4, 1909. The ex
hibition of farm machinery, imple
ments, etc., and live stock promises
to exceed that of any former year. A
splendid program will be presented in
Some erratlo Bradfordlan wants the
Old Home Week committee to take the
$1,000 left over after the expenses of
the celebration were paid and buy a
town clock. Bradford is coming on
apace and has even progressed so far
as to actually want to know what time
it is. Warren Mirror.
Sorvices for Sunday,' Aug.' 29th:
11.00 a. m., sermon by Dr. J. Bell
Nell; 7.30 p. m., theme, "Habit, Charac
ter and Destiny."
Punxsutawney in Gala Attire To Welcome
Old Home Week Guests ; Great Delegation
From Reynoldsville Going Over Tomorrow.
Many Distinguished Men Are
Present and Attractions are
All on Hand To Afford
Amusement to the People.
The following from the Punxsutaw
ney Spirit Monday aptly describes
Punxs'y as it appeared at the opening
of Its Old Home Week:
The city beautiful!
No three words in the English lan
guage better describe the business sec
tion of Punxsutawney than do the
And It Is both literally and metaphor
ically correct. The heart of no town
was ever more gorgeously decorated In
the national colors, red, white and blue,
which to the American is the ne plus
ultra of beauty In street decorative art.
As far as the eye can reach from any of
the business blocks Mahoning, Btreet
and North Findley street and many of
the cross streets are ablaze with dags,
bunting and myriad shapes of national
colored decorations. Not one building
has been missed and credit is alike due
to the business men of Punxsutawney
and the decorator for the magnificent
And that is not all. Electricity has
been drawn upon by the city and many
firms for additional luster in decora
tions. Mahoning street and the Court of
Honor, in front of Punxsutawney's
beauty spot, the Park, are festooced on
both sides with electric lights and many
buildings have added pretty and Bug
geetlve electrical designs to the color
Punxsutawney Beautiful and no mis
take. There Is a large crowd now In the
town and it will probably be increased
to twice Its present size Thursday and
Friday. The Stroebel Airship is mak
ing two flights each day and a carnival
company Is holding forth night and
day. No one should fall to visit Punx
Butawney this week if at all possible to
Improving ItSjQTrackage In
Improvements to cost approximately
(1,000,000.00 are to be made by the
Pennsylvania Railroad at Greensburg,
Pa., and bids on the work will be asked
to-morrow.. Two additional tracks will
be built through Greensburg. a new
station will be constructed, a tunnel
will be removed, and the grade of one
per cent will be cut down one-half.
The Pennsylvania has practically
completed its four track line from Pitts
burgh to New York, but at several
places there are short stretches of two
and three track road. It Is these gaps
which are being rapidly removed by
the construction of additional tracks.
The Pittsburgh Division the line be
tween Pittsburgh and Altoona now
has a one-mile stretch of two track line
through . Greensburg, a half mile
through Radebaugh, where there is a
tunnel, and two miles of three track
line through Sang Hollow. ' With the
completion of the Greensburg improve
ments, only two and one-half miles of
the two and three-track road will re
main on the Pittsburgh Division of 'the
Heavy westbound passenger trains
have for years experienced difficulty in
starting from Greensburg station, ow
ing to the steep grade at that point. It
was for this reason, as well as to facili
tate the movement of 'freight trains,
that it was determined to cut down the
grade at the same time the other im
provements are made.
Aplcnioonce in a while is a good
thing even for a grouchy man. It helps
him appreciate the blessing of eating
the rest of his meals away from the
ants, hornets, caterpillars and other
denizens of the poetic woodland. Ex.
FOLLOW THE MERRY CROWD TO PUNXSUTAWNEY
To-morrow the business places of Reynoldsville will be
closed to give opportunity to all to see Punxsutawney in
the midst of the rajjst important event in her civic history.
The spirit of the local business in thus showing appreciation
of the efforts of a neighboring town is commendable and it
is to be hoped that the delegation going over to-morrow
may eclipse the most sanguine expectations. The good will
thus shown is not soon forgotten and helps to bind closer
the ties of friendship which should exist between the townr.
Incidentally, don't forget to wear the pink ribbon which the
committee is distributing free of charge.
While the trolley company refused to grant special rates,
it is still possible to secure the round trip tor 56 cents by
purchasing a book of tickets. Any three persons might club
together and buy a book containing enough fares for the
round trip for all three and eight lares left overfor future
use. This is the plan most of the people are following.
Compauion Didn't Know The
Revolver Was Loaded And
Pulled the Trigger.
George Rupert, assistant In Bohren'B
Bakrey, was accidentally shot In the
abdomen Monday evening about 7.20
o'clock and for a time serious doubts
were entertained of his recovery.
Rupert and four companions, Frank
Wray, Francis Bracken, Ray Deemer
and Harrison DeMay, were shooting
at a mark near No. 1 bridge on the
Pennsylvania railroad Monday evening,
using a 32-calibre revolver. After the
bullets were all supposed to have been
shot, Wray took the revolver and be
gan toying with it without noticing
where it was aimed. The trigger was
pressed and a bullet which remained
In the revolver bit Rupert In the
abdomen, just below the ribs on the
left side. A great hole wbb torn by the
bullet and Rupert was in intense pain,
but with the aid of his friends hurried
to the ofllce of Dr.T.;F. Nolanon Fourth
Btreet. Other phyBclans were sum
moned and for several hours probed for
the ball, without success. They did
not locate It and it is questioned
whether the bullet really entered the
abdomen. While there 1b a great hole
there, It is possible that the ball Blmply
cut into the flesh deeply and passed out
again. Rupert was removed to the
Bohren residence and is now resting
easy. His mother, Mrs. Benjamin
Taylor, of Turtle Point, Pa., was on
her way to Reynoldsville before the
accident occurred and reached here
shortly aftor her son was shot, and
Is now nursing him.
There Is no question but that the
shot was purely accidental, all the boys
being oonstant companions and frleads.
Watch the Sky.
Keep your eye on the sky these
August nights. The astronomers tell
us that the earth has just entered a
belt of meteors known as Perselds, and
they promise for the next ten days
display that for impresslveness will
outshine the puny pyrotechnics of mere
man, even on the most gorgeouB Fourth
of July celebrations. There has ever
been a fascination in watching the
"shooting stars," and this is In no wtee
lessened by the scientific fact that the
average rate of what are said to be
cast off particles of these celestial
vagrants and comets, is 3 miles a sec
ond, which is about 150 miles faster
than a shell leaves the mouth of Uncle
Washington Once Cave Up
To three doctors; was kopl in bed
for five weeks. Blood poison from a
spider's bite caused large, deep sores
to cover his log. The doctors failed,
then "Bucklen's Arnica Salve com
pletely oured me,'' writes John Wash
ington, of Bosquevllle, Tex. For
eczema, bolls, burns and piles Its su
preme. " 25c at H. L. McEntlre'S.
Eastman kodak films are perfect. To
insure proper development, Stoke &
Felcht Drug Co., will render you this
service free of charge.
Tyler Plays a Strong Game
And Wins After a Close
Reynoldsville journeyed to Tyler last
Wednesday to cross bats with that team
and were defeated by a score of 2-0. It
was a fast game from start to finish,
many brilliant plays being made on
both sides. Laverick and Haggerty
both pitched good games, each having
seven strike outs, but Laverick was
more effeotlve with men on bases and
when Reynoldsville needed a hit with
men on bases they could not get It. J.
Bohren, Haggerty and Williams led
with the stiok for the home team, Boh
ren and Haggerty each getting a three
bagger and Williams a two-bagger.
This game was the first of a series of
three games. The second i game will
take place In Reynoldsville Septomber
10th. The Tyler team is considered to
be the fasteBt in this part of the state
and the showing made by our boys, who
have not played many games this
season was quite a surprise to the base
Jnmes DeHart, of the local team,
played a very cool and consistent game
throughout and was steady at all times.
Although only a boy Jim plays the na
tional game like an old leaguer and we
predict a bright future for him.
Following Is the score:
Reynoldsville. RHP A E
Uehart, 3 0 0 0 2 0
Bohren, J 0 1 1 l 1
Harris, 1 0 12 0 1
Williams, m 0 1 l o 0
Bohren, F., r. .. 0 0 l 0 0
Keagle, 2 0 0 3 0 0
Gibson, o 0 0 10 1 0
Foust, 1 0 0 -6 1 0
Total. ; 0 4 24 11 3
Tyler. R H P A E
DeSaulles, 2 0 I X 2 0
Strum, ss 0 0 3 3 1
Erlokson, 1 0 3 1 1 0
Maholtz, 1 0 0 9 0 2
Levendusky, r... 0 110 0
Leno, c 1 1 8 0 0
Flynn, 3 1 0 2 0 0
Williams, m .... 0 110 0
Laverick, p... . 0 0 1 2 0
Total 2 7 27 "5 3
Score by Innings. R H E
Reynolds vllle..O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 4 3
Tyler 02000000 02 7 3
List of unclaimed letters remaining
in post office at Reynoldsville, Pa., for
week ending Aug. 21, 1909.
Clair C. Curry, Mrs. Lottie Dickey,
James Delaney, Mrs. Margaret Martin,
J. W. Prothero, Mrs. Lillie Scott, Mrs.
Foreign Flnka Vasqely.
Say advertised and give date of list
when calling for above.
E. C. Burns, P. M,
The commissioner of pensions has
advised Congressman Langham that
claims for pensions have been allowed
the following persons: Johanna Stoke,
Reynoldsville, 112.00; Jane E. Peace,
Big Run, $12.00; James W. Murphy,
STORES WILL CLOSE
Free Badges to Be Given All
Who Join Thursday's Big
Delegation to Punxsutawney
tJy Committee In Charge.
Reynoldsville will "take a day off"
to-morrow, Thursday. August 26th, and
do honor to Punxsutawney. Praotlcally
all the stores In the town will by agree
ment be closed at 10.00 o'clock a. in.
and remain closed for the balance of
the day, thus giving proprietors, clerks
and assistants an opportunity to see
Punxsutawney at the height of her
glory. There is Indication also that
about two-thirds of the people of town
will hit the glad road to Punxs'y for a
day of jubilee on Thursday.
Some time ago Mayor Jarvis D. Wil
liams appointed a committee of five,
W. H. Bell, W. W. HIgglns, Joseph
Williams, H. Alex Stoke and Charles
S. Lord, to arrange for a general ex
cursion of Reynoldsville people to
Punxs'y one day during the week and
to solicit the local merchants to close
on that day. The oommlttee also en
deavored to secure special cars and
rates on the trolley line so that the
Reynoldsville delegation might go over
In a body. The trolley officials however
claimed that power limitations would
forbid running more than two cars at
once, and, not being able to take the
delegation in a body, were averse to
granting a special rate.
Double cars will leave Reynoldsville
at 8,30,9.25 and 10.20 o'clock Thursday
morning -and the committee urges
every local citizen who can possibly do
so to board one of those cars and spend
the day In Punxsutawney, thus showing
appreciation of the good will shown by
Punxsutawney to Reynoldsville at the
time of our own Old Home Week of
Before starting, be sure and get a
free pink ribbon badge, bearing the
word "Reynoldsville,", and wear it
throughout the day at Punxs'y for the
honor of your own home town. These
badges have been secured by the com
mittee above named and will 'be dis
tributed absolutely free by them to all
going to Punxs'y Thursday. Ask for
one. . .
The following merchants and profes
sional men have agreed to close their
stores or offices Thursday at 10 a. m.:
Keystone Hardware Company.
Reynoldsville Hardware Co.
W. E. Stormer.
J. W. Cunningham.
W. H. Bell.
F. O. E. No. 540.
B. P. O. Elks No. 519. I
Adam Shoe Company.
Hunter & Milllren.
W. A. Leech.
I. C, Stormer.
Hillls & Company.
W. H. Moore.
W. V. Britton. ' -E.
D. B. and W. B. Stauffer.
J. D. Woodring & Son.
W. C. Henry.
S. C. Henry.
Sblck & Wagner.
H. T. Peters.
C. R. Hall. -
D. H. Breakey.
Henry Priester, '
F. E. Rodgers.
Lucas & Deible,
H. W. Herpel.
A. Z. Snyder, N
J. O. Johns.
Volunteer Printing Office,
The Star. Printing Office.
Dr. B. E. Hoover.
Dr. R. DeVere King.
Dr. L. L. Means.
John Mitchell, ex-president of the
United Mine Workers of America, will
speak at Philipsburg September 13th.
Free Hides Are
Boon to Tannery
Should Guarantee Operation
Of Reynoldsville Tannery
. At Full Capacity.
The new Aldrlcb tariff bill, now in
force, places hides on the free list and
this should have a beneficial effect on
the RevnoldsvlUe tannery. One of the
reasons for slack work at this plant
during the past few years has been in
ability to secure hides from the gjant
trust. With the fluty removed hides
may be Imported in quantities sufficient
to supply every Independent tannery
in the union. The following statement
was recently made by anA eminent
authority in the shoe and leather
"The first effect of free hides will be
be a pure negative one. The victory
for free raw material has prevented a '
gigantic combination of leather tanners
In the hands of the packers. I have
the best of basis for the statement that
had the 15 per cent duty been retained
the American Hide & Leather Co.
would have gone into the packers'
hands inside of three months, followed
closely by the United States Leather'
Co., and some of the largest of the
independent sole leather tanners.
"Not only that, but a gigantic shoe
corporation would have been Inevitable.
In fact, the first steps In this direction
bad been taken. There Is not the
slightest doubt that the packers would
in time have secured as absolute a grip
on shoe production as they were in
a fair way to secure upon the tanning
"Free bides means the assured pre
eminence of New York as the hide
market of the country. New Vork
dealers will in the future resume the.
praotlce, almost abandoned, of carrying
large stocks of Imported hides In stock
so that the buyer will have at all times
a wide range of supplies upon which
On Labor Day
Program of the Day At Alahoe
Park; Nine Lodges Will
Labor Day, September 6th, the
Knights of Pythias Picnic Association
will hold their first annual picnio at
Alahoe Park, near Big Run. The
association is composed of nine lodges
In Jefferson and Clearfield counties and
embraoes a membership of over a thous
and knights. The lodges which will
be represented are: Charles G. Ernst
Lodge, of DuBois, Sykesville Lodge of
Sykesvllle, Chwalrlo Lodge of DuBois,
Brady Lodge of Brady township, Rock
ton Lodge of Rockton, Confidence
Lodge of Rathmel, Troutvllle Lodge
of routville and Valiant Lodge of
The order usually holds a reunion
In the summer, but this year the place
selected was Punxsutawney and owing
to the approach of Old Home Week
at that place the home lodge asked to
be relieved of its task as host. It was
too late to arrange for a new place for
a general reunion and as a substitute
the members of these nine lodges de
cided to hold an outing at Alahoe
Park. There Is good prospects of a
large attendance and of an enjoyable
The program arranged will Include
a quoit game at 10.30 between DuBola
and Rathmel, a ball game at 11.00 be
tween DuBois and Reynoldsville, a boat
race at 11.30 and the central feature
of the outing, a basket picnio at 12.00
o'clock. At 1.30 In the afternoon the
champion ball teams will play a de
cisive game; at 2.00 o'clock a ladles1
boat race will take place, at 2.30 a
checker contest between noted players
of Reynoldsville, Big Run and other
places. At 3.00 a series of races will
commence, the first for gentlemen of
much avoirdupois, the second for the
lean and lank and the last a potato
race for all. At 5.00 supper Will be
Bids will be received for good run
of mine coal delivered at the Reynolds
ville public school building. ' All bids
to be In the hands of the secretary on
or . before September 1, 1909. The
board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids. . W. H. BELL, .'