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Offer exceptional advantages for the loca
tion ft new Industries I Free factory sites,
cheat) and abundant fuel, direct shipping
faculties and low freight rates and plentiful
supply of laborers.
Has modern schools and churches, payed
streets, water, gas and electric accommoda
tions, convenient trolley service, high and
healthful location, varied employment for
labor and many other residential advantages.
REVNOLDSVILLE, PENN'A.. WEDNESDAY. APKIL 6, 1910.
NEW OFFICERS LAST NIGHT
Second Industrial ''.Excursion
Included Four Big Plants
In Its Route.
At the meeting of the Business Men's
Association last night officers were
eleotod for the ensuing y, ar as follows :
President, Joseph Williams.
First Vice-President, Charles M. Mil
liren. Second Vice-President, Smith M.
Secretary, Charles S. Lord.
Treasurer, C. It. Hall.
Executive Committee, H. Alex Stoke,
Jarvis D. Williams, J. W. Gillespie,
Frank S. Hoffman, J. Owen Edelblute.
A vote of thanks was Riven to the
various Industrial companies whose
plants were recently visited by the
Association for the courtesies shown.
This Includes the Blaw Collapsible
Steel Centering Co., the ReynoldsvlHe
' Brick & Tile Co., T. E. EvanB, Star
Class Co., American Silk Co., Jeffer
son Macaroni Factory, Sykes Woolen
Mill Co., Woodwork Supply Co., Reyn
oldsviHe Woolen Co. and Elk Tannin)?
The Association voted to hold a ban
quet at an early date. More particulars
will be given later. ''
A word of appreciation Is due the re
tiring president, M. H. Caldwell. His
administration was harmonious and
successful, the membership growing
from thirty-five to one hundred and
seventy and the Association accom
plished the greatest work in Its history.
He retires with the good will of all.
The second Industrial excursion of
the Business Men's Association Thurs
day last was fully as interesting as the
first, four plants being vlBited and in
spected, but threatening weather pre
vented many from participating. The
plants of the Sykes Woolen Mill Co.,
Woodwork Supply Co., ReynoldsvlHe
Woolen Co. and Elk Tanning Co. were
visited and at each of the plaoes the
visitors were met by the superintend
ents and escorted throughout the var
SYKES WOOLEN MILL COMPANY.
The Sykes woolen mill established an
unique record for itself by running full
' time right through the panlo, .being
one of the few mills in the state which
was able to keep in operation. Since
the panlo there has been no diminution
of activity, but a proportionate increase,
eighty-five people now being employed
by Superintendent Reed,, and the mill
is going day and night. Much new
machinery, lnoludlng a powerful new
engine, has recently been installed and
the prospects are that the mill will con
tinue to grow In the future as it has in
the past and remain one of the staunch
est supports of local prosperity.
WOODWORK SUPPLY COMPANY.
The Wood work Supply Company's
mill at the foot of Fourth street was
especially interesting Jrom the fact
that extensive improvements are now
being made la It, sufficient evidence of
the prosperity of the company. They
have an established business in the bet
ter grade of woodwork and employ a
large crew of men. A new brick dry
kiln was added to the plant recently
and the first floor of the main building
EEYNOLDSVILLE WOOLEN COMPANY.
At the plant of the ReynoldsvlHe
Woolen Company Manager J. T. Evans
conducted the visitors through the
weaving, carding and spinning depart
ments and afterwards through the new
worsted goods department of the mill.
As has been fully stated before, the
product of this plant was recently
ehanged from ordinary woolen goods to
the fiber grade of worsteds and while
the change necessitated expense and
delay there is good reason to believe
that the company acted wisely and that
with a more favorable turn In the tex
tile markets, the mill will quickly gain
in the new line a reputation equal to
that which it achieved in the woolen
goods line and become again one ot the
best paying of the local industries.
ELK TANNING COMPANY.
The last and to many the strangest
and most interesting experience of the
trip was the visit to the tannery.
Superintendent Fred H. Eick had ob
tained the consent of the company to
allow the Association members to pass
through the huildlngs and he, with his
brother, E. H. Eick, personally escorted
the visitors. Few outside of those em
ployed In this place realize Its true size
and importance. It Is now running
almost full, giving employment to 140
men and pours into local channels over
170,000 a year In wages. Every day it
Is in operation about 18.000 pounds nf
fnlshed leather Is turned out, having
au approximate value of 17,000. It has
on the payroll men who have been with
the company a quarter of a century,
which speaks well lor Its treatment of
labor. The most modern methods are
emplpyed and there is practically no
waBte, everything being utilized in
some way. Even the hair scraped from
the hides in the beam bouse is washed,
assorted, baled and shipped away to be
sold to mattress- manufacturers. And
the lan bark after being ground and
serving Its purpose in the leech house,
Is transported to the boiler house,
mixed with slack and makes the hottest
of fires beneath the boilers. These are
just two illustrations to show the
thoroughness of the company's operat
ing methods and the realization of all
possible profit from by-produnts. Long
as it has been running, there Is still no
Blgn of lessening output, but extensive
repairs made last year, and recent in
stallation of new machinery would Boera
to indicate long contlned operation of
Henry I. Wilson for Assembly.
Hon. Henry I. Wilson, of Big Run,
one of the prominent and active
Republicans of Jefferson county, Is a
candidate for the Republican nomin
ation for Assembly. Mr. Wilson is an
able lawyer and Is well qualified, not
only from educational attainments, bu
also from experience of one term as
representative and one term as Journal
clerk In the senate, to represent Jeffor
son county In the next legislature. He
will he a strong candidate. His an
nouncement will be found In this Issue.
Farm For Sale.
The Peter Baum farm situate along
the ReynoldsvlHe and Brookvllle Turn
pike, in Pine Creek township, Jeffer
son county, Pa. The said farm con
tains 200 .acres, of which 175 acres are
cleared and In a good state of culti
vation. The said has a large frame
dwelling house, three barns and other
necessary outbuildings erected thereon.
A coal mine is opened and being
worked on the premises and a large
part of said farm Is underlaid with
Also The coal rights in 41 acres
of a four-foot seam of coal situate in
Perry township, Jefferson county,
For further Information apply to
John H. Baum,
D. W. Dinger,
Clement W. Flynn, Executors. Q
Attorney. ReynoldsvlHe, Pa.
Kills a Murderer.
A merciless murderer is appendicitis
with many victims. But Dr. King's
New Life Pills kill It by prevention.
They gently stimulate stomach, liver
and bowels, preventing that clogging
that invites appendicitis, curing con
stipation, headache, biliousness, chills.
25o at H. L. McEntlre's.
JUGHES & FLEMING.
Main Street. ReynoldsvlHe, Pa
I will visit Reyn
oldsville April 18,
Brookville Apr. 16,
with every needed
facility for testing
the eyesight. Classes
Smith M. McCreight
Will Take Charge of the Office
In a Few Days; Appoint
ment a Surprise. ,
. A large number of ReynoldsvlHe
people were a little surprised on
Wednesday of last week when it was an
nounced in the city dallies that Congress
man J. N. Langbam bad recommended
Smith M. McCreight, one of our at
torneys, as poBtmaster for Reynolds
vlHe, as it w9 not generally known
that Mr. McCreight was an applicant
for the postmastersbip.
The recommendation has beon con
firmed by the Senate and President
Taft has appointed Mr. McCreight
postmaster at ReynoldsvlHe fur four
years, the appointment dating from
first of this month, As soon as Mr.
McCreight guts his bond Into the binds
of the proper authorities' In Washing
ton, D. C, and receives his commission
he will assume bis duties as post
master, which will be In a few days.
Mr. McCreight has chosen his assist
ant, but has not made known to the
public yet whom it is.
lawyer oicureignt is a
man, a member of one of the best
families in this section, a staunch
Republican and worthy of the position
to which he has been appointed by
President Taft, and we believe he will
make a good postmaster, but it will be
impossible for him to hold the olTlce
four years and please all the dear
people, an angel direct from heaven
could not do that.
We have not heard any one find fault
with the appointmont, so far as Mr
McCreight is concerned, but their is
a bitter feeling rankling In the breasts
of some of the friends of applicants for
the office on account of the deception
practiced in the matter, aud unless the
balmy breezes of the spring time cools
their tempers a boomerang will strike
some persons in days that are yet to
Pennsylvania Pension System.
Some Idea of the soope of the pension
system of the Pennsylvantr railroad,
east,and west of Pittsburgh and Erie,
may be gathered from figures given
out April 1st showing that last year
the sum of 1786,342.15 In pension al
lowances was paid to total of 3,465
retired employes. The appropriations
for pensions made by the different
companies of the Pennsylvania system
amounted to $882,500 00.
The Pennsylvania was the first
American railroad to establish a pen
slon system for its employes, on a pure
ly distinctive basis, wholly disassociated
from any other provident undertaking,
and financed exclusively from the
company revenues. In January, 1900,
a penslou department was started on
the lines east of Pittsburgh. The
following year It was extended to cover
the lines west of Pittsburgh. During
the ten years In which the pension
system has been operating the total
payments have amounted to 15,512,
Man comes into the world without
his consent and leaves it against his
During his stay on earth his time
Is spent in one continual round of con
traries and misunderstandings. In his
infancy he is an angel, in his boyhood
he Is a devil, In his mnnhood he is
everything from a llzirrt up, in his
duties he Is a fool. If he has no family
he Is committing race Bulcide; if he
raises a family he is a chump; if he is
poor he is a poor manager and has no
sense; if fie Is rich he is dishonest, - but
considered smart. If be stays away
from church he is a sinner; If he goes
to church he Is a hypocrite and uses the
church for a cloak; if he donates to the
church he does It for show; if he doesn't
h6 is stingy and a tight wad. When he
first oomes Into the world everybody
wants to kiss him; before he goes out
of the world everybody wants to kick
him. -If he dies young there was a
great future before him; if be lives to
a ripe old age be is In the way and only
living to save funeral expenses. So life
Is a funny proposition and you had bet
ter subscribe for the ReynoldsvlHe
Star and be happy.
Lace Curtains and Poitiers
Are our specialty, but we carry the
Klrsch lace curtain and oyer drape
rods, both single and double; also por
tier and sash curtain rods.
C. R. Hall.
Pla-Mate shoes for the children In
gun metal, patent and tan. Price $1.50
and $1.75. Adam's Boot Shop.
samx m. Mcdonald died.
Had Resided in Jeflerson Co. TWrty-five
, Years Buried at Zion Sunday.
Samuel M. McDonald, father of our
townsman, Lawyer George M. McDon
ald, who bad resided In Porter town
ship, Jefferson county, thirty five years,
died at bis borne In Dayton, Pa., at 6 00
p. m, Thursday, March 31st. 1910, after
two years' Illness with Brlght's disease.
He had moved from the old homestead
in Porter township five years ago.
S, M. McDonald was born in Indiana
Co., Pa., March 12th. 1835, and was 75
years old last month. February 19,
1800, was united in marriage to Mary
C. Tirablin and last February they cele
brated their golden wedding. Deceased
is survived by his widow, five sons and
four daughters, as follows: S. H., of
Mayport, M. W., Turtle Creek, Pa.
A. A., on old Homestead In Porter twp
G. M., ReynoldsvlHe, Viola, at home,
Mrs. Lucllla Thomas, near Echo, Mrs
Tellula Young, Grauge, L. S., at home,
Mrs. Alberta Campbell, Dayton, Pa.
Mr. McDonald, who was a staunch
Democrat, served one or two terms as
county auditor, was elected commission
er of Jefferson county. In 1882. Wsb i
member ot the Glade Run Presbyterian
Funeral service was held In the Zion
M. E. church in Porter township Sun
day forenoon, conducted by Rev. Mo
Entyre, pastor of the Glade Run Pres
oytenan church, and interment was
made in Zion cemetery, In the neigh
borbood in which deceased had resided
over thirty-five years, and the unusual
large funeral was evidence of the high
esteem In which be was held by the
people among whom he had resldod so
Wedded Brookville Qirl.
A pretty home wedding was sol
emnized Wednesday, March 30, 1910,
at 3 00 p.m., at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Hall, 417 Water street,
when Miss Jessie Stahlman, daughter
of Mrs. Hall, became the bride of
Lawrence Earle Brewster, of Reynolds
vlHe. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. T. W. Evans, of the Baptist
church, In the presence of a few
relatives and friends. The bride was
beautifully gowned In white silk.
At the conclusion of the oeremony
the bridal party was ushered into the
dining room of the Hall home, which
was decorated with ferns and carna
tions, where a sumptuous wedding din
ner was served.
The bride and groom took the even
ing east bound train for a short wed
ding tour. The groom is an enter
prising merchant of ReynoldsvlHe and
the only son of W. W, Brewster.
Mr. and Mrs. Brewster will make
tbelr home in ReynoldsvlHe, where the
best wishes of a host of friends follow
them. Brookvllle Democrat.
A Year in College.
1250 cash or a year in college can
be easily earned ny one young man or
one young lady in each county In the
United Slates. Plan easy and does not
interfere with other employment.
State name of institution you wish to
attend. No money required. For
particulars address M. H. Pemberton,
You Want a New Rug.
We have royal wlltons. bodv brus-
eels, vol vets, tapestries, crex, fiber and
wool Doer ruga. All sizes and prices.
C. R. Hall.
We are better equipped this
season than ever to supply
your wants In MILLWORK,
Builders' Materials in a great
variety, such as .
Rough and Dressed
Lumber, Sash & Doors, jjj
Flooring and Siding,
Lime, Sand, Portland
Cement, , Wall Plaster, f
Plaster Board, Shingles, S
and a good variety of Compo-
bltion Roofings of quality, ,.
Whloh we offer at very low m
prioes, and It will be well
worth your time to investigate
our brands before purchasing, m
We can save you money and $
give you something right.
i Come and we will talk it over.
I Woodwork Supply Com'y 1
l Fourth St ReynoldsvlHe, Pa. $
Description Of the Play That
Will Open the New
"American" and "Comedy" are words
writ large all over "A Gentleman
from Mississippi, " the play which the
Messrs. William A. Brady and Joseph
R. Grlsmer will make known to-morrow
night, April 7, where it will be In
terpreted by a company of players
selected, in each Individual case, for
the especial fitness for the various
roles. That this is one of the notable
plays of the age may bo gained from
the fact that It ran all last season In
New York City, for twenty-two weeks
in Chicago, and that it outlasted every
other play of the season In the former
city, although it was put forward with
no othor claim than that it was a
comedy of American life and character.
When it is said that it ran all season,
it Is not meant that it ran four months,
or six months, or throngh a conspic
uous part of the theatrical year, which
Is from September 1 to April 30. "A
Gentleman from Mississippi" was on
view continuously In New York from
the time of its September production
there, a week after It was originally
made known In Washington, D. C,
until mid-June, when It was transferred
from the Bijou Theatre to the roof
auditorium of the New Amsterdam
Theatre, where It ran throughout the
hot weather, being retransforred to the
Bljuu for the resumption of the run.
Meanwhile, every other "great success"
of the season in New York City had
succumbed, although most of them on
tour will be advertised as having run
throughout the season there, or with
lines such as "One Solid Year In New
York." "A Gentleman from Missis
sippi" made such a run, and is the only
play that did.
It is the story of this comedy that
the press, in Its cleanest and most
wholesome form, Is the best aid our
publlo men can have in their efforts
to serve this great nation. A sane les
son, surely, and one that must strike
home to everybody who can lay claim
to being an American.
DIED IN OKLAHOMA.
Thompson, Former Resident
ReynoldsvlHe, Died on
On Easter Sunday, March 27, 1910,
WJ. Thompson died at his home at
Aline, Oklahoma. Mr. Thompson, who
formerly resided In ReynoldsvlHe, a
brother of Mrs. Maggie MoKee, of this
place, was well known and highly
esteemed by a large number of our
citizens. Several years ago be moved
from Washington township, this county,
W. J. Thompson was born at Jersey
Shore, Clinton Co., Pa., July 17, 1847,
and was In his 64th year. January 1st,
1873, be was married to "Mary M.
Kooken, of Tyrone, Pa. Unto them
eleven children were born, four of
whom preceded the father to the
Eternal Shores.. The wife and seven
children survive him.
We understand that Mr. Thompson
left his wife and two unmarried
children, Aurin and Mildred, well pro
vided for in a beautiful home In Okla
homa. The last four weeks' of life Mr.
Thompson's suffering was intense from
a complication of diseases, but he was
conscious of his condition and was re
signed to depart from this life.
When twenty-one years of age Mr.
Thompson joined the I. O. O. F. lodge
and continued In good standing all his
life. For a number of years be was a
member of ReynoldsvlHe Lodge No.
824, 1. O. O. F. The Helena Lodge had
charge of his funeral and attended in
MINERS ARB NOT WORKING.
Agreement Expired March 31st and There
Has Been Suspension of Work
Pending Negotiations With
In the U. M. W. of A. district con
vention in DuBoia last Friday it was
deolded to rescind the resolution calling
for the. suspension of work pending
negotiations with the operators, and
the miners of No. 2 distriot were to
return to work Saturday, but they did
not do so, and on Sunday the locals
of the district met and decided to re
main idle until an agreement bad
been reaohed with the operators. This
movement, on the part of the miners,
Is in accord with the resolution passed
by the convention at Cincinnati, though
In direct violation of the recommenda
tion of the district convention.
ReynoldsviHe Girl J
Writes From India
To the Local Epworth League
Of the Work In that
The letter below was written by Miss
Elsie Ross, formerly of ReynoldsvlHe,
who is now a missionary in India, to the
members of the Epworth League and
gives an interesting description of the
mission field In which she is located.
Godhra, Paoch Mahals,
February 6, 1910.
Dear Epworth Leaguers:
Every Sunday evening I wish I could
run In and enjoy the League service,
but the distance is to great to do so,
thus the only thing to do Is to live the
service In imagination.
I have been thinking of you all to
day and I thought you would enjoy a
letter right from a mission station out
in the jungles.
Godhra is three hundred miles from
Bombay and almost north. Tbero are
about 25,000 people In Godhra, but they
are scattered over a large territory.
There are a number of small villages
all around us. There are very few
English speaking people and very few
of the natives know English.
Our compound Is on the government
road and there are hundreds of native
folks and bullock oarts pass here dally.
We see twenty men to every one
woman. The place Is chiefly Moham
medan and all the high caste women
are never seen out in public
The lower caste women are the bur
don bearers. You will see a man going
along with a very small bundle and bis
wife or servant a few yards behind him
with a great bundle on her head, per
haps a child under one arm and another
large bundle or vessel of some kind In
the other hand. The women do all, or
most all, of the hard work.
They do things almost opposite from
what we do. They sit on the floor, eat
with tbelr fingers, sleep In their clothes,
use their garments for towels, olean
their teeth with a stick, think toilet
soap a thing to be admired rather than
used, love dirt, bate hot water, love
bright colored clothing, very few wear
shoes or stockings and none of the
women wear hats of any kind.
Tbey are extremely slow and to any
one who Is doing things In a hurry It Is
quite a tax on patience to have to wait
on them. "Juldy" Is the word for hur- '
ry, but most of them move slower when ' .
you say "juldy" than before it was said.
They vary In looks and disposition
just as we do and their trials and temp
tations are much like ours. Some of
the girls are bright and some very dull,
Some are very good while others are
very naughty. They try you in every
way possible, but If tbey find that you
can get ahead of them and mean just
what you say, tbey admire you very
much and obey very well.
We have three blind girls, a number?
of lame girls and quite a few sick ones.
The girls have a little missionary so
clety of their own and they want to do
something for some one else outside of
their own couutry. We were delighted
with the idea and are doing all we can
to make the society a success,
Tbey need a great deal of training;
and it takes the greatest patience in
order to bring the most possible good
out of them. They bave many good
qualities and respond very quickly
when you show that you really love
them and are interested in them. I
wish so often that I was two in place of
one and that I could speak tbe language
without taking time to learn it. I am
getting along very well, however. They
tell meI talk with my hands ".nd eyes.
No matter how I talk, they understand
me and I am so glad they can.
In our orphanage we have about two)
hundred girls. They are all sizes and
all ages from two to twenty-one or two.
Our school house is red brick and
the church is lighter colored brick
The folk, all but the teachers and mis
sionarles, sit on the floor and some
times we do also. I am treasurer and
I am doing my best to put things on a
self-supporting basis, but am not sura
that I can succeed.'
The country Is beautiful and they say
that when the rains ooroe it is still
more beautiful. There is a very pretty
lake juBt a short distance from here)
and it is a beautiful place to go.
The dust on the road is In most places
over an inch and it gets deeper and
deeper as the hot season draws near.
Fleas, mosquitoes, bats, crows and jack
als are abundant. The jackals cry
at night and sometimes they come right
into our compound. At first I could
not sleep for their crying, but T an
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