The star. (Reynoldsville, Pa.) 1892-1946, February 09, 1910, Image 1
Hi Reynolds vifle Reynolds ville GITors exceptional advantages (or the loca tion of new Industries I Free 'actory sites, cheap and abundant fuel, direct shipping facilities and low freight rates and plentiful supply of laborers. tl modern schools and churches, paved streets, water, gas and electrlo accommoda tion, uouvement trolley service, blttb and lie 1 1 1 ti r ii I locution, varied employment for lithur and many other retldenllul advantages. VOLUME 18. REYNOLDSVILLE, PENN'A., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY , 1910. NUMBER 40. Three Hundred Men Will Soon be Employed at Steel Plant i ySoId to the Blaw Collapsible Steel Centering Company v Of Pittsburgh Thursday Night and a Crew of Men Are Now Preparing It for Operation. ssss PAY ROLL OF FROM $10,000 TO $15,000 A MONTH Nmffetfan C.rritA on hv the Business Men's Association Finally Brine to Reynoldsville the Largest Industrial Concern That Ever Located Here Blaw Company Has Applied For Five Acres of Land Adjoining their Present Plot on Which tc Erect Additional Buildings. The Company is Strongly Financed and Ably Managed and Has an Established Business. The Pittsburgh Industrial Iron Works at Reynoldsville, popu larly known as the "steel plant," was sold Thursday night, Feb ruary 3rd, to the Blaw Collap sible Steel Centering Company of Pittsburgh for a consideration not publicly stated. The purchasing company bag an nounced Its Intention of putting the plant into Immediate operation. A crew of twenty-five man started work repairing and re-fitting the plant . Sat urday, and within another week fully one hundred men will be regularly em ployed. Part of the machinery of the plant waa moved to Huntingdon by the last operating company and the new company has ordered more equipment to take ltt) place. When this machinery arrives, which will be within three or four weeks, the number of employes will be increased to two Ljndred. The Blaw company now operates a plant at Rankin, Pa., which, for bus iness reasons, is very unsatisfactory and whloh cannot be Improved or Its capacity enlarged to any extent. A. C. Lehman, manager of the company, has stated that within one year, and pos sibly sooner, the plant at Rankin will be abandoned and all operations carried on at Reynoldsville. When this Is done It will necessitate the employment of about three hundred men In the local plant and give a pay roll of 115,000 a month, or 1180,000 a year, a larger sum than is paid out by any local Industry, . the coal company alone excepted. Even with the two hundred men the plant starts with the pay roll amounts to $10,000 a month. ' The Blaw Collapsible Steel Centering Company Is one of the best known and most prosperous ot the younger indus trial concerns of the Pittsburgh dis trict. With an able management they have In a few years built up a business now backed by over $300,000 of assets. They specialize on the manufacture of collapsible steel centering, which takes the place of wooden framework in the construction of concrete work, and ab solutely control the patents covering the device. It has been adopted by the United States government for use in all its sanitation projects, and the com pany has been receiving orders from this source alone sufficient to keep their Rankin plant running at ordinary capacity. The device was placed on I will visit the American Hotel, Brookville, Feb. 14 and 15, Reynolds ville February 16th. First class eyework by first class me thods. G, C.GIBSON, Optician. ft TIIE'LATEST FROM THE PLANT. There's a noise like pros perity over at the "steel plant" and the rush and hustle looks good to the local people. Fire has been placed under the boilers, the engine was started yes terday and belting has been re-placed thfoughout. Four carloads of material arrived Monday and a dozen more cars are on the road. Prac tically all the machinery which had been taken apart has been put together and found in perfect condition. The company has made supply of gas from the well $ near the plant and will lay 1 their own line to the well in a few days. It is probable that anoth- 2 er railroad switch will soon jjj be built at the plant. jjj the market but a few years ago, but its great economy and obvious oonvenienoe have appealed so strongly to large con tracting firms that the use has become national and the Blaw company Is now shipping Its product to all parts of the United States and even to foreign coun tries. In the beginning the company had the centers manufactured by con tract, some of their work being done in the Reynoldsville plant they have just purchased, and after the demand justi fied the step the company leased an idle plant at Rankin, where they are now located. The volume of orders during the past six months has been so great however that they have been unable to handle all with their limited capacity and were forced to look for a larger plant. The Reynoldsville "steel plant" was called to their attention and after seven months of persistent work the company and the local bondholders were finally brought together on a sat isfactory price basis. The company is now represented In Reynoldsville by H. E. Loxterman, who has been employing the necessary men and making all arrangements for the commencement of actual operations Charles Crates, a gentleman very well and favorably known to many of our people, having lived here a few years ago when foreman of the Pitts burgh Industrial Iron' Works, has been in Reynoldsville the past week superintending the work of refitting the plant, and It Is possible that he will be placed in permanent charge. When here before Mr. Crates proved himself one of the most competent'superintend ents the Industrial Iron Works ever had and on account of his success In handling Reynoldsville labor at that time the local people would be greatly pleased to see him placed in charge. R. A. MaoArthur, chief engineer of the company, is also well known in this section of the state, having planned and supervised the erection of the B., R. & P. car shops at DuBois and the Adrian Furnaoe near Falls Creek. The main office of the company will remain In the Westing house building at Pitts burgh, a branch being maintained here. It is probable that fifty or sixty fam ines will move to Reynoldsville within the next sixty days from Rankin, as It is the intention of the oompany to bring many of their skilled laborers with them. Among these will be a number I of Uovnoldsvlllb men and boys, former employes of the Pittsburgh Industrial Iron Works,' who went to Rankin to enter the employ of the Blaw company after suspension of work hero. The capaolty of the Reynoldsville plant must be largely increased and the company will erect several additional buildings . and make some radical changos In the working plans after Rot ting work under way. They have made application for a grant of five more acres of land adjoining thn present plot on which to erect new buildings and provide storage yards. It Is one of the I peculiarities of this company's business that thoy never sell their product, but lease It. Consequently they require large storage yards in which to keep the centering after being returned acd while waiting new orders. Since May, 1008, the "steol plant" has been held in trust by W. Harry Moore, of Reynoldsville, acting for a group of bondholders who pooled their interests and bought in the property to save themselves from total loss after the collapse of the Pittsburgh Indus trial Iron WorkB. The negotiations for its sale were carried on under the control and at the expense of the Bus iness Men's Association of Reynolds ville, and the story of their troubles in trying to secure a purchaser Is decided ly interesting but too well known locally to need repetition. Over' a score of companies were at various times in correspondence regarding the plant, many of whom sent representatives to examine the property. At one time previously a deal was practically olosed for Its sale, but inability to sell stock in a panto year foroed the company con sidering It to drop the project. The correspondence with the Blaw company covered a period of seven months in which the alternate periods of bright ening prospeots and apparent failure, were of a character that brought a gray hair or two into the locks of those who, for the sake of the town, were trying to Bteer the deal through to success. The deal was finally made possible by the generous sacrifice ot the institu tions and individuals holding the bonds, especially the First National and the Peoples National Banks of Reynolds ville, to whom, and to the trustee, W. Harry Moore, and the Business Men's Association, the people owe a vote of thanks for this, the largest in dustrial concern that has ever located In Reynoldsville. Book 231 Yean Old. Our mention of a century old edition of Gibbon's Rome in the school library last week has brought to light another remarkable old work, the property ot Rev. Charles E. Rudy, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran church in Reynolds ville. It is a volume printed in London, England, in 1679, during the reign ot King Charles II, and but five years after the death of John Milton, the poet. The book Is therefore 231 years old, but Is printed on fine paper and remains In excellent condition. It Is printed in a large face Old Caslon type, and its typographic appearance, with its quaint orthography, is decidedly in teresting. The following Is a copy of the title page: Contemplations UPON TBI LIFE ' OF TBI HOLY JESUS By JOSEPH HALL, late Lord Blfbopof EXCESTER. LONDON: Printed by E. Flefher, and to be fold by Jacob Tonfon, at the Judge's Head, in Cliancery Law, near Fleet-flreet. 1679. Rev. Rudy also has in his library a copy of the first edition of the Bible printed in America. Stay at School. There Is a tendency, especially on the part of boys, to quit school as soon as study becomes Irksome or whenever they become dissatisfied with any teacher. The mistake, which is thus made, grows more serious as the years pass by. Sooner or later the boy finds that entrance to the learned vocations Is dosed against those who have not oompleted their high sohool education, and then there is a rush to correspond ence sohools, night schools and the like. In two cities situated near each other it Is reported that 7,600 persons are taking correspondence' courses. The motive whioh drives them to (jo to this expense Is the ambition to rise to tuu ranks of the higher wage-earners. Evening schools, like Temple Uni versity, have a large patronage from those who quit Bchool too early In life. It is uphill work to spend one'B days In gainful occupations and to devote the remaining strength to study at night. Those who are gifted with superior health and perseverance succeed In pre paring for examinations, but double work frequently results In weakness whlob one cannot outlive. In European countries the professions are olosed against all who neglect their books In youth, and our legislation, to prevent quackery, is bringing about these restrictions In the Unlfd States Only dire necessity should induce a boy to quit school before be has the equlv alent of a high school education. Dr. Seneca Egbert, Dean of the Medlco Chirurglcal College in Philadelphia, recently sent out a letter which is worth quoting because it sets forth the folly of those who quit sohool without completing the high school course. In the body of the letter be says: "The increase In the standard of pre liminary education now required of prospective medical students by the law of this state, and the medical schools within Its borders, makes it im perative that every boy or girl who contemplates entering the medical pro fession should oomplete a oourse equiv alent to at least that of a four-years high school. So also the other profes sions, suoh at law, dentistry, pharmacy, pharmaoeiitlo chemistry, etc., are in creasing the requirements hitherto necessary, and there was never a time when the securing ot one's fundamental education and training was so impor tant as at present. "I am, therefore taking the liberty of suggesting that you inform the pupils under your charge of these tacts, and that you urge each one who has any ambition to enter upon any of the pro fessions in later life, to permit nothing short of the grayest necessity to inter fere with their continuing in school until graduation. Tell them that it is scarcely possible in these days for one to secure too much preliminary Instruc tion and that it is worth almost any sacrifice 'to obtain It." Editorial In Pa. School Journal. . ' The Best Hour of Life Is when you do some great deed or cover some wonderful fact. This hour came to J. R. Pitt, of Rocky Mt., N. C, when he was suffering intensely, as he says, "from the worst cold I ever bad, I then proyed to my great satis faction, what a wonderful cold and cough cure Dr, King's New Discovery is. For, after taking one bottle, I was entirely cured. You can't say anything too good of a medicine like that." Its the surest and best remedy for diseased lungs, hemorrhages, la- grippe, asthma, hay fever any throat or lung trouble. 50o and $1,00. Trial bottle free. Guaranteed by H. L. Mc Entire. ' Card of Thanks. I hereby give expression of my thank fulness to the neighbors and friends who were so very kind and helpful dur ing the illness and after the death of my mother. Elizabeth Biusbin, Gibson's; thorough knowledge, long experience and up-to-date methods In sure good, well-fitting glasses. Call on him at Brookvllle Feb. 14 and 15, or ReynodBvllle 16th. Coats and Furs. GUUnples have cut the price on all coats and furs. That's all. GlLLESPIES. Little gents ahoes extra good for $1 60 now $1.19. Adam's. Glasses accurately fitted by Gibson, the optician. At Brookvllle February 14 and 16, and Reynoldsville Feb, 16th. Borough Council Held Regular Session Committee Appointed To Con fer With the West Side On Sewage. The regular monthly meeting of town council was held in Secretary C. W. Flynn's oflloa on' the evening of Feb ruary 1st with ali nmmburs present. Ex-Tax Collector Wm. Copping re poi tou umiHCiiim of following in Jan uary: 1(1.35 on 190(1 tux. $18 38 on 1907 tax, $119 60 on 1008 tax. Chief Burgess J. D. Williams report ed collection 'if $9.25 in flnus and li censes In January. The standing sewer committee whs Instructed by pn-sident to meet with West Roynolosvllle town council to as certain If that borough proposes to join with Reynoldsville in the erection of a sewage disposal plant. Tne Btate au thorities have suggested that would be the proper course for both boroughs to take. Borough bond No. 15 was ordered paid on next Interest paying date. This was one of the old bonds issued years ago for fire extinguishers. The committee appointed at January meeting to Investigate the fire hell tower and If necessary find new location for fire bell, reported, and Btatd they had made arrangements with M. M. Fisher, properletor of The Adolphl theatre, to place the bell in tower of the theatre. The matter was left In the hands of the committee. The bell will bo moved to theatre tower as soon as weather conditions permit. An ordinance relative to the digging up of streets, was was reported and d 1b oussed, but the passage thereof was held over until next meeting. School Notes. Rooms 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 12 1-2 and 14 were perfect in punctuality last week. There were reported only 8 cases of tardiness for the week, 6 tor the grades, 3 for the high school. A contribution from Mrs. L. L. Means to the Alumni Laboratory Fund is hereby acknowledged. The following readings were given at the Friday morning exercises: Dorothy Elliott, II Penserosa; Sadie Owens, L' Allegro; Marion Harris, The First Snowfall; Alex London, Liberty and Union. The exercises next Friday morning will deal with Abraham Lincoln. This announcement carries with it an in vitation to be present. The Italian Boys on the 16th. Chart opens at Stoke's on the 12th . They cost more than Rooey's Boys and you'll be pleased to hear them. . Notice. The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Reynoldsville Building & Loan Association will be held in tbelr office February 21st, 1910, at 7.30 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of electing di rectors and auditors and for the trans action of such other business as may properly come before them. Attest: John M. Hays, L. J. McEntire, President. Secretary. Staggers Skeptics. That a clean, nice, fragrant com pound like Bucklen's Arnica Salve will instantly relieve a bad burn, cut, scald, wound or piles staggers skeptics. But great cures prove Its a wonderful healer of the worst sores, ulcers, boils, felons, eczema, skin eruptions, as also chapped hands, sprains and corns. Try it. 25o at H. L. McEnsire's. Coats and Furs. Gillesples'bave cut the price on all coats and furs. Trat's all. GlLLESPIES. Breathe Hyomel and kill the catarrh germs; heal the Inflamed membrane; stop the discharge of mucus and for ever rid yourself of catarrh. Guaran teed by Stoke & Felcht Drug Co, Complete outfit $1.00. Children's shoes worth 75o now 49o at Adam's. Do your eyes need care? It so call on Gibson at Brookvllle Feb. 14 and 15, or Reynoldsville 16th. Special bargains In shoes this week at Adam's. Eleven Men Perish In Mines at Ernest. Was One of the Saddest Tra gedies in Indiana Mining History. The worst disaster in the history of mining In this section of state in the lois of life, occurred at No. 2 Slope of the Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company's mine at Ernest, . Indiana Co., at 9 00 a. m. on Saturday, February 5th, when eleven men lost their lives. One American and ten foreigners were the vlotlms in this ex plosion. The American was Michael Harrington, son of John Harrington, so mn years ago a resldont of Reynolds ville, now mine boss In the mine where the explosion took place. Six of the foreigners were married and leave families. The first report received here was that 175 men were entombed In the mine, and as a number ot former resi dents of this place are working at Ernest, there was considerable anxiety ' as to how many men, and whom, were killed In the explosion. The first rescuing party to enter the mine were driven back by after damp. Mr. Harrington, whose son was killed, knowing his son was in section of mine where explosion took place, went, to far and was overcome and it required strenuous applications of oxygen to restore him. Supt. William Reed and Michael Sullivan were also overcome by afterdamp, but restoratives were applied and they soon recovered. Every sufferer from stomach trouble, gas, belching, sour stomach, nervous ness, dizziness and biliousness, should get a fifty-cent box of Ml-o-na Btomaoh tablets to-day and start a treatment. Guaranteed by Stoke & Felcht Drug Co. Want Column. Rates: One cent per word for each and Torvtnsertlon. For Rent One of the beBt store rooms and locations In Big Run, Pa. Six rooms overhead, spring water and electrlo lights In house. Good barn la rear. Call on or address P. F. Ellen berger, Big Run, Pa. Pad Qit TO Canan tstttn ViAiiBA and Irttl I UH OAlib uo'eu avnrau uumow auu aw on Beech street. Inquire of Oscar Tapper. For Rent House and land at Wisbaw. Inquire B. J Rudolph. . Wanted Chickens at Frank's Tav ern, Reynoldsville. F. A. McConcell, FOR SALE One dining table, one kitchen cupboard and one organ. Will be sold very cheap. Inquire at W. L. Johnston's feed store, West Reynolds ville. For Rent Six rooms over my store room. Bath and all modern improve ments. Inquire at my store. W. P. Woodrlng. For Rent Store room 22 x 100 feeti basement same Blze; wareroom attached 22 x 60; also two large office rooms, well lighted and equipped with Bteam heat. Inquire of A..T. McClure. F R Sale One six room house and two lots, with good spring of living water; located on 13th street. Price $000. Also uue six room bouse and extra large lot; located on Tenth st. Price $800. Inquire of A. T. McClure. For Sale A good cow, pair of sleds anl a heavy wagon. Inquire at THE STAR office. . , For Sale Desirable property on. Jackson street, near Company office. Good bargain to quick buyer. Inquire at Star office. The Ladies' Home journal and The' Saturday eveninq POST want a man or woman in Keynoldsville and vicinity to look after subscription renewals and to forward new business. A guaran teed weekly salary, the amount depending on the work done, and a commission on each order. Ex perience unnecessary. Anyone can build up a permanent paying business without capital. Com plete outfit and Instructions free. Agents Division " Ths Curtis Publishing Company 9 si Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa.