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REYNOLDSVILLE, PENN'A., WEDNESDAY. MAKCII 16. IH.
M M HKJi 45.
Mad Dog Spreads Terror In Town;
Two Boys and Sixteen Dogs Bittten
Business Men Visit Six Industrial
Plants Of Reynoldsville En Masse
Policeman Spears Has a Thrilling Close Range Encounter
WTti f .1 n . f i i. I f
wun me n.aDia nnimai
Chase with Shot
QUARANTINE PLACED ON DOGS
CONSTERNATION reigned on
day afternoon while a large
mad raced for its life hither and
revolvers in the hands of equally
behind. Six or eight times bullets are known to have hit the
animal but still it raced on spreading terror as it went. Before it
was finally killed two lads and at least sixteen other canines were
The dog's first attack was made upon a child near Vautassel's
store on Worth street, and the screams of Mrs. Vantassel, who
saw it, brought Policeman John Spears, who lives near, to the
scene with a shot gun. He started after the dog, attempting to
kill it, but it fled to the upper end of Snydertown, crossed over to
Cool Spring Hollow, and came
town. ,1 hen the alarm was given and the chase became general.
Leaving town Policeman Spears
Along With Several Score Of
Other Citizens Who Want
To Help Boost,
The committee which made a trip
kbrough the business section of town
last Wednesdy trying to secure new
members for the Business Men's Asso
ciation Uieb wiliil HUllilioiu eUuCuab.
i a complete report has not yet
been made, it is known that over one
hundred new paid members were en
rolled and the work has not been com
pleted. Everybody seemed willing to
ontrlbute one dollar a year to help
along work for industrial improvement
i i i . i . . i .. .
nuu but) lisii luuiuues uiuu.v wuu are uui
business men in the strict sense of the
Lerm. In fact the name of the Asso
ciation is a misnomer. As was once
suggested, it is really a big "citizen's
club," and if plans now being discussed
are carried out. it will soon nave larger
quarters, fitted up for tbe use of all
members as a club room, and be kept
ppon day and night.' Such rooms are
maintained by the business men of
many other towns and afford a place
or making engagements of a business
nature for wbiob there is a distinct
peed in Reynoldsville.
Tbe demand for establishing a social
nepartraent in the Association, distinct
rom tbe industrial work, was accent-
ated Thursday when the orchestra
popularly known as the "Albambra
Minstrels, consisting of fourteen
nuslclans, joined tbe Association in
body, and made a voluntary contri
bution of good size on the side. Tbey
Ire a valuable acquisition and can ron
ler excellent service In tbe work of
Popularizing the Association and main
lining public interest in the work it
s carrying forward. An effort is also
laihg made to Induce tbe Checker and
bess Club and other small Bocial or-
animations now renting separate rooms
lo cast their lot in with the Assocl-
tion and in this way, while having
II the club advantages now enjoyed,
heir dues would assist in carrying on
he work of securing new Industries for
eynoldsvtlle, which, it should always
he borne in mind, is tbe first and one
reat aim of the Association.
Tbe next meeting of the Association
Will be held Tuesday nlgbt of next
leek, March 22nd, at which time some
hteresting letters on tbe silk mill
rituatlon will be read, and reports made
n several other projects. Tbe regular
loom of tbe Association is on tbe second
oorof the I. O. O. F. building, but
the crowd gets too large for that, as
t probably will, tbe banquet room in
me building will be used. There has
n nothing in recent years In Reyn-
dsvllle to parallel tbe public Interest
tbe work of. Industrial and civic
provemeet that has been manifested
rug the last two months.
Tbe work of the Lock Haven State
Tormal school is, primarily, to prepare
Sachers for the publio schools. In this
ork it has broome eminently success-
Si. Its graduates to-day are college
V-ofessors, normal school teachers,
punty superintendents, - high school
fd grade teachers. It also maintains
college preparatory department, as
ell as departments of music, elocu
Jon, art and business. The spring term
tens April 4th. Send for a catalog.
1 .1 i- r . f
ana me i own joins in tne
Guns and Revolvers,
Main street for an hour last Satur.
black Hog supposed to have been
thither with a dozen guns and
excited citizens following close
down to the business center of
trailed it over to the fields south
Oanil wi-Ht of t;iwn and coming upon it
unexpectedly hitd a thrilling encounter.
Goaded to desperation by its wounds
aud terror, the big brute turned on
Spears and he bud just time to aim and
fire at a distance of less than twenty
feet. Spears is a fair marksman but
If tbe load of shot bit the dog, it didn't
seem to notice tbe effect and a
moment later was upon Spears with
foaming Jaws. Swirglng the gun at
full length tbe policeman succeeded la
beating off tbe attack, but broke the
stotkofhls gun in doing It. Despite
itsfeartui wounds, the dog again ran
over to tbe business section of town
and another mob began to follow and
choc, at 1:. Exhausted at last bv loss
o! blood and its long race, tbe animal
was brought to cover near John A.
Welsh's barn and killed by a bullet at
close range. Its head was cut off and
shipped to Philadelphia tbe same day
to be examined for symtoms of hydro
phobia. The boys who were bitten were
Austin Shannon, son of John Shannon,
of West Reynoldsville, and Merle
Ellenberger, son of Wllmer Ellen
berger, of Grant street. The latter
was not really Injured, the clothes pro
tecting bis flesh from tbe teeth of the
dog. Shannon was hurried to the office
of Dr. J. C. Sayers and the wound in
bis hip caused by the canine's teeth,
was cauterized. Unless dangerous
symptoms develop he will not be taken
to a hospital.
Dogs belonging to the following per
sons are known to have been bitten by
the dog that was shot: John Conser,
W. W. Wiley, H. Alox Stokes, John
Damore, W. I. Ellenberger, George
Tapper, P. L. Smith, Henry Deihle,
Thomas P. Hughes, David Young, J.
HecKman, John O' flare, George John
ston, L. Scott, Armagost, Jos.
McKernan, John Hasson.
Of tbe dogs bitten, those belonging
to Messrs. Conser, Wiley, Ellenberger
and Foltz were promptly shot.
Immediately following the excite
ment, Burgess Jarvis D. Williams
issued a proclamation putting a
quarantine on all dogs within the
borough for forty days. The procla
mation Is reproduced elsewhere.
ALUMNI WILL PRESENT
Exercises Will be Held in Assem
bly Hall Friday Night of
On Friday evening March 18th the
physical apparatus recently purchased
by tbe Alumni Association of the high
school will be formally presented to
thw school. The presentation will be
made by Clyde C. Murray, '04. Dr.
L. L. Means will accopt on behalf oi
the Board of Directors. Tr.e exercises
will conclude with an address by Dr.
J. George Becht, of Clarion. The full
Solo ..Miss Beck
Beading .. . Miss Ida Williams
Duet Mrs. Stoke and Mrs. Gillespie
Reading Miss Mildred Sutter
Piano Duet Miss Marie Altman and
Miss Alice Mitchell
Presentation... Clyde O. Murray, 'Oi
Acceptance Dr. L. L. Means
Solo Miss Beck
Address Dr. Becht
Mrs. Ann Dailey Dead.l
Mrs. Ann Dailey, a resident of the
east end of Reynoldsville, died Friday,
March 11, 1910, at the age of 72 years.
Funeral service was held in the
Catholic church Monday morning and
'burial was made in the Catholic cemetery-,
directed by Henry Prlester.
Senator R. L Taylor
Is Coming Saturday
The Distinguished Southerner
Will be Introduced by Hon,
R, H, Longwell.
Senator Robert L. Taylor, of Tennes
see, failed to keep bis engagement to
lecture In Reynoldsville last night, but
will appear Saturday evening, March
19th. Reserved seats for tbe lecture
will be put on sale Thursday morning,
March 17th, at the Stoke & Felcht
Drug Co. store.
Hon. Robert H., Longwoll, of Brock
way vlllo, representative In the General
General Assembly from Jefferson coun
ty, will Introduce Senator Taylor to
the audience Saturday night.
While the date selected U not con
venlent for many patrons, It Is unavoid
able. Tbe management ot the local
course Is at the mercy of the bureau
controlling Taylor's dates and It was
found impossible to secure the dis
tinguished statesman at any other time.
As the best number of the season's
course, Senator Taylor will doubtless
be greeted by a packed ball. Punxsu
tawney, Brook vllle and Brockwayvllle
will probably be represented In tbe
audience, as well as the nearer towns
As a statesman, musician, humorist
and man of letters Senator Taylor Is
equally distinguished and he has been
listened to with pleasure by thousands
in every section of the United States.
Reynoldsville is fortunate In having
the opportunity to hear him, even on
a Saturday night.
TRYING TO REVIVE
THE TROLLEY LEAGUE
Briton Club Takes the Lead In
Organizing for the Season
Of Nineteen Ten.
.An effort Is being made to renew tbe
"Trolley League," composed of teams
in the mining villages along the Jeffer
son and DuBois Traction companies
lines, says the Sykesvilie Post-Dispatch.
Tbe Eriton team is strongly In favor
of a league and has suggested the
following for membership: Falls Creek,
Eriton, Helvetia, Sykes, Big Run and
Soldier. This would undoubtedly make
a strong circuit. If Is figured out by
the Eriton people that Soldier and
Rathmel could combine to form a
strong team. If that cannot be done
Onondaga, Sandy township or Eleanora
might furnish a team In the league.
The suggestion Is that strictly home
players be used and that about two
games a week be played. If such a
scheme Is carried Into xecution it is
necefflary for the teams to at once
follow Eriton's example and get officers
elected and some funds on band.
The town council of West Reynolds
ville borough re-organiz -d last week,
electing S. G. Austin psldent to suc
ceed J. N. Small, and 1' illlp Koehler
secretary. W, L. Johuston was chosen
treasurer and M. M. Divls solicitor.
The matter uf elecilng street com
missioner was huld ovi-t- .mil the next
meeting.. The two retiriug councilmen
are J. N. Small and E. D. Davis. A.
B. Weed succeeds to one vacancy but
tbe other seat Is still unfilled owing to
a tie vote received by Charles O'Donnell
and Michael O'Brien at tbe recent
election. Unless one of the gentlemen
voluntarily withdraws tbe case will
have to be settled by the county court.
Lectured in Punxs'y.
Hon. S. B. Elliott, of Reynoldsville,
delivered a lecture In Punxsutawney
Friday evening and tbe Spirit paid him
the following tribute:
"Last night the high school audi
torium was filled to its capacity when
Hon. S B. Elliott, representative of
the State Forestry Commission in this
district, gave an illustrated lecture on
Mr. Elliott Is as well posted on fores
try as any man In tbe State, and be
has that facility of Imparting knowl
edge to his hearers In a way that can
be easily understood. The stereoptl
con views added greatly to the enjoy
ment of the lecture, and those who
attended last' night received some
points on forest conservation they will
not goon forget."
OF CHIEF BURGESS
Notice is hereby gi yen that
owing to the presenee of
rabies all dogs in Reynolds
ville borough have been
placed under quarantine for
a period of forty days from
this date, and must either
be confined or properly
muzzled during the said
time. All dogs running at
large without a muzzle will
be shot on sight.
j. d. Williams,
f Chief Burgess.
5 ReynoldBvllIe, Pa., March 11, 11)10.
Township Divided Into Three
Road Districts Instead Of
Four, as Before. ,
The supervisors of Winslow township
met at Frank's Tavern Monday and
re-organlzed for the ensuing year. Of
the old supervisors, Thomas Wood re
tired and was succeeded by Georere H
Rea for a term of three years, J. M.
JN orris retired and was succeeded by
A. C. Murray for a term of one year.
Mr. Murray 1b president of the board.
Frank Hlllls secretary, Amos Strouse
treasurer, and Smith M. McCrelirht
solicitor. Tbe tax levy was fixed at
one mill cash, five mills work, and four
mills Improvement. The township was
formerly divided Intofourroad districts,
but this was changed to three Monda'v.
with roadmasters as follows: District
No. 1, C. H. Murray; No. 2, J. A.
Llndy; No. 3, J. 8. Johnston.
GOT DAMAGES FOR A
4th OF JULY ACCIDENT
Something for Fireworks Com
mittees to Ponder Over"" "
Before the Fourth.
In the Armstrong county court last
week the jury In the cae of Susan D.
tiunna, a young woman from Taren
tura, awarded her $3,600 damages for
injuries sustained during the Fourth
of July celebration at Freoport In 1908
Miss Hanna while sitting on a curb
stone watching the display of fireworks
being put off from the hill on the other
side of tbe river was struck In the
abdomen by a skyrocket six foet lorir
and which exploded in her lap.
She was frightfully burned about tbe
limbs and was laid up for a long time
with severe injuries.
When she recovered she entered suit
against Freeport borough for damages.
claiming that due care not boen exer
cised in putting off tbe fireworks
Later, however, the borcuerh was with
drawn as the defendant and Robert R
Thompson, J. Will Hild, Harry Rloh-
ards, John Mardorf, president of tho
council, Thomas Barnott, Jr., and
Harry M'Cullough, the committee wbo
had charge of the fireworks, were sub
stltued and it Is against them In
dividually that the verdict is rendered.
Prof. Rife Gave Informal
Supper to the Teachers
Prof. W. M. Rife, superintendent of
the Reynoldsville publio schools, ten
dered an Informal Bupper to his corps
of teachers on Friday evening, March
11, in tbe banquet room at Frank's
Tavern. Three tables, beautifully ar
ranged and decorated with flowers,
were spread for twenty-two persons and
the menu provided by Host McConnell
Included the choicest viands and fruits
of a sunnier clime than ours. The
supper was served at seven o'clock and
at Its conclusion the party repaired to
tbe home of Prof. Rife on mil street
where several hours were spent In
social diversions. The event was a
very pleasant one for the guests of tbe
principal and one of the most perfectly
appointed social affairs of the season
in Reynoldsville. , '
Unique Demonstration of Interest in the Big Manufacturing
Plants that Help Support theTown Were Given a
Royal Welcome Everywhere They Went.
"STEEL PLANT" IN OPERATION.
TWO MEM were talking of the "steel plant." "I have not been
over since it commenced w rk," said one. "Nor I," said the
other; let us take a walk over some day." And they each asked a
friend or two to accompany them, and the friends asked a friend.
It was mentioned in the Association The idea broadened. It
culminated Fridav in one of the most unique manifestations of
public interest in the industrial plants that support the town ever
witnessed m Reynoldsville. Over one hundred of the business men of
Reynoldsvile mid many privatecitizens gathered atthe Association
rooms at two' o'clock and marched in a body to the plant of the
Blaw Collapsible Steel Centering Company, thence to the plant of
the Reynoldsvile Brick and Tile Company, back to Thomas E.
Evans' tile plant, thence into the Star Glass Company plant,
viewing the new Colburn ylass machine, and then to and through
the plant ol the American Silk Company, finally closing the excur
sion by viewing the operations in the Jefferson Macaroni Factory.
THE BLAW COLLAPSIBLE STEEL CEN
The first ohj ct of tbe trip was to In
spect tbe operations at the "steel plant"
and by the visit attest tbe good will
which the people of Reyuoldsvllle bear
to Its new owners, the Blaw Collapsible
Steel Centering Company. ThH dele
gation was met at the office by Super
intendent P. S. Hursh and C. D. Mao-
Arthur, chief engineer, and conducted
by the former through the various de
partments of tbe plant. Mr. Hursh
explained every operation necessary to
prepare and assemble the manv parts
used In the manufacture of the big steel
centers and had every machine In tbe
plant In operation, giving a practical
demonstration i t their use. From the
ware bouse to the dynamo room tbe
visitors saw ceaseless activity - Though
this company acquired tbe plant but
little over five weeks ago, tbey have
completely transformed it and have
fulfilled their promises in every essen
New machinery has been installed
but owing to tbe necessity for haste in
rushing out one of their contraots, the
superintendent bas not taken the time
to connect it up. Other new equipment
will shortly arrive and the operations
of the company, now divided between
Rankin and Reynoldsville, will In six
months time be centered at Reynolds
ville, and tbe number of emploes will
gradually mount to tbe three hundred
Since commencing operations the
company has expressed Itself as satis
fied in every respect with the conditions
The visitors appreciated the courteous
welcome given by Messrs. Hurh and
MacArthur In behalf of the company
and they left with a truer Idea of the
real Importance of the new Industry
and of the bearing It will have on the
future prosperity of Reynoldsville.
THE REYNOLDSVILLE BRICK & TILE
The delegation went through this
plant next by Invitation of Secretary
Murray. For eight years this Industry
has been running steadily giving em
ployment to from thirty to fifty people,
and has grown until It now ships out a
million brick a month and has Its out
put practically contracted for a year in
advance. Its value to the town Is too
well known to need extended comment.
Tne visitors were shown both Interior
and yard work and saw enough to con
vince them of the olalm frequently
made, that this company owns one of
tbe most convenient and best equipped
brick plants in the state,
THE T. E. EVANS TILE PLANT.
Coming back from tbe lower brick
plant the delegation deolded that their
experience in the first two plants had
been so pleasant tbey would take
in every other plant on the bill, and
spent the balance of tbe afternoon doing
It. Thomas K. Evans' tile plant was
the first met with and the orowd
trailed through tbe building noting the
preparations being made to resume
work after a few weeks' suspension in
order to make necessary repairs to the
kilns. Solon Zantz, an expert kiln man,
has been placed In charge of that de
partment'and will soon have everything
In shape for a season's run at full ca
pacity. , It Is not Improbable that the
number of employes will be increased
to forty or fifty this summer.
(C.ulnucd un Fifth Page J
Met at Baxter.
The Next Meeting Will Be
Held at Paradise In June
Of This Year.
Jufferson County Pomona Grange
No. 20, P. of H., met with Clover
Grange in their ball at Baxter March
tKh. 1910. Meeting was called to order
at 10 au o'clock with tbe Worthy Mas
ter J. H. Elder in the chair and all va
cancies filled by officers pro tem.
Opened by a song by Clover Grange
cbolr. Minutes of last 'stated meeting
read and adopted The program was
then taken up and an address of wel
oomv was rendered by Sister Anna Mo
Glll, of Clover Grange, which was a
credit to that Grange. Song by the
choir. Response was given by H. E.
Elder, of Elder Grange.
"What should be done to get farm
implements ready for spring work,'
was discussed by members of various
Granges and was very Interesting and
beneficial. Tbe meeting then closed
for dinner, which was served in ball
and was relished by all, as It was gotten
up as only tbe good patrons of Clover
Grange know bow.
At 1 30 o'clock the meeting was again
called to order with the hall packed to
Its capacity, as it was an open meeting.
Patrons and their friends all assembled
for a good time.
Reports of subordinate Granges were
called and reported in good standing,
with a gain In membership since last
report. Question. "What is meant by
a parcels post law and how would it
directly benefit the farmer?" The ques
tion was very ably discussed by nearly
all present. Recitation by Sister Ethel
Klepfor. Question, "What Is woman's
work on the farm?" It was well taken
care of by some of tbe sisters. Ques
tion, "Can a balanoed ration be secured
for the table as well as for the stable,
and If so, how?" which was thoroughly
discussed by members of various
Granges and non Grangers. Adjourn
ment for supper, to which ample justice
Afler suiiper meeting was again
called to order at eight o'clock. Ques
tion, "Some importiiutevents thathave
happened since July 4, 1776," by Prof.
L. Mayne Jones, was very interesting
and well delivered. Quezon, "Modern
House Keeping on the Farm," was dis
cussed in a manner interesting to all.
Question, "To what extent should the
larmer become Interested in politics?"
was given a very good and able dlsous
slon. Meeting adjourned to meet with Par
adise Grange in June.
K. B. Deemer, Secretary.
R. D. I, Reynoldsville, Pa.
Council Passes Ordinance.
On the last page this week will be
found an Important new ordinance,
passed finally at an adjourned meeting
of council Monday evening, regulating
tbe manner In which the publio street
may be torn up to lay pipes, make re
pairs, etc. Hitherto the ohief burgess
has had to look after this. Now a
permit is necessary from the street
committee of council ' and stringent
regulations have been made as tor the
liability and or parties excavating and
the manner of refilling such places.