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OITors exceptional advantages for the loca
tion of new Industries I Free factory Bites,
cheap and abundant fuel, direct shipping
facilities and low freight rates and plentiful
supply of laborers.
Has modern hcIiouIs und churches, pared
streets, wator, ithh nail electric accommoda
tions, convenient trollny service, lilnh and
healthful location, varied employment for
labor and tunny other roildontlal ad vantages.
REYN0LD3VILLE, PKWA.. WEDNESDAY. APKIL 20, 1910.
Stop Farming And Raise Currants
If You Seek the Road to Easy Money
Kfceper of County
Home Under Fire
Grand Jury Fincta Conditions at
' the Home Demanding Immed
The Grand Jury, following the ad
journment of criminal court, made
the usual Investigations of the county
buildings, etc., delving deep Into the
management of the oounty home.
Several complaints had been re
oolved from Inmates and others as to
the treatment of those at the home,
and when the jury visited the Institu
tion In a body they found conditions
such that they determined to make
a searching investigation. An endeav
or was made to conduct the investiga
tion at the home, but the witnesses
were evidently afraid to testify there,
and the Inquiry was held In the court
room, subpoenaes being served on
several inmates of the home, and on
the county commissioners.
Several Inmates testified to the. ef
fect that Edgar Smith, the superin
tendent, had beaten them or others,
with a large rubber hose, with a
broom stick, and with a cane; that
he had broken a child's finger by hit
ting him with a cane, and permanently
injured one of the women by throw
ing her against a table. It was also
shown that the home was literally
pollutted with vermin of all sorts; that
it was uncleanly and that the food was
Several of the grand jury were for
recommending the instant dismissal
of the superintendent, but, owing to
the fact that no outside evidence had
been Booured as to Smith's treatment
of the patients, otbers believed that
a reprimand wou'd change conditions
and that course was followed. Punxsu
Corn Growing Contest.
The Pennsylvania Livestock Breed
ers' Association announces prizes for
its Corn-Growing Competition thlB
year. Valuable cups and cash prizes
are awarded to the farmers who pro
duce the best yields. Yield counts 70
points, economy of production 20 points,
sample of corn 5 points, and report 5
points. BlunkB for report are furnished
by the Association. No entrance or
other fees. One acre must be planted
and It may be a part of a field of corn.
The men who win these prizes will
have mighty good market for their
crop, as farmers are all looking for the
corn that yields thn most. Last year's
' first prize went to Crawford county,
in the northwestern part of the state.
For full particulars apply to E. S.
Bayer, Seo'y., East End, Pittsburgh,
It's the World's Best.
No one has ever made a salve to
ompare with Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
t's the perfect healer of cuts, corns,
burns, bruises, sores, scalds, bolls,
ulcers, eczema, salt rheum. For sore
eyes, cold sores, chapped hands or
sprains, its supreme. Infallible tor
cites. Only 25o at H. L. McEntlre's.
Shoes for children, patent, button,
with white, red or dull top, nature
shape. Price 11.00. Sizes 2 to 6.
Dainty shape, patent pump, plain toe,
ankle strap, dull color, jet ornament.
Price 13.00 at Adam's.
Bates: One cent per word for each and
For Rent House. Inquire of Mrs.
Fob Rent Furnished rooms. In
quire of Mrs. Annie Wlnalow.
For Sale Ten shares of First Na
tional Bank. Inquire of Jeff. G. Wing
ert, Punxsutawney, Pa.
Indian Runner duck and Buff Ply
mouth Rock eggs $1.00 per setting. F.
E. Bussard. '
Eoos for Hatching Thorough
bred barred Plymouth Rocks. T. H.
Stevenson, Route 2, ReynoldsviUe.
Shrewd Agent Sells Hundreds of Dollars Worth of Currant
Bushes to Beechwoods and Glendale Farmers While
Under the Magic Spell of His Harangue.
FARMERS REFUSE TO RECEIVE THE GOODS
Recipe to grow rich: Quit farming
and raise currants.
For further Information a9k almost
any farmer residing in the triangle be
tween EmerlckMlle, Sandy Valley and
the banks of Mill Creek, but ask not In
the spirit of levity leBt you meet with
an exceedingly warm reception. For
the people of Washington and Pine
creek townships oannot see the humor
of the situation and lawyers, indigna
tion meetings, trespass warnings and
threats have become so indiscriminate
ly mixed up in the affair that it has
become serious enough.
It is a tale that would rival the wild
est fancies of Dumas this of the staid
farmers of the Beechwoods allowing a
tall black bearded stranger to
visit several hundred homes, paint a
vivid word picture of the profits of cur
rant oulture, of the unlimited market
for the product at canning factories, of
the adaptibllity of the region lor the
business, and against their will and
better judgment be convinced that an
acre of currant bushes would yield a
richer revenue than a farm of eighty
acres. And there is something of
magto In the tales now told of how, un
der the seductive arguments aud over
mastering flattery of this stranger the
farmers ordered a hundred, two hun
ured, eyen three hundred and seventy
dollars' worth of currant stocks
enough to cover their whole farms fre
quentlyand gave their notes for the
amount. When the order and notes
had been elgnod, the hypnotic spell was
broken, ootnmon Bense asserted Itself
and some of the victims straightway
pleaded to cancel their contracts and
have their notes returned, even follow
ing the nursery agent to the roadway,
It Is said, and offering ten or fifteen dol
lars to be released from the contract
signed but a few. minutes before. But
the agent was Inexorable and rode on
to cast his spell another place and reap
It cannot be said that the agent
practiced fraud, but simply that he
worked the shrewdest game played In
this section for years and by sheer
Budaolty and nerve and an astonishing
line of argument, flattery, and
skillful playing upon the hope of
easy money, swept the unsuspecting
farmers Into the region of imagination
where dollars grew on currant bushes
and sold them almost any quantity his
playful fancy happened to dictate.
Whoa the agent had gone and the
farmers got together to talk it over,
their wrath arose at the way the game
was played. They organized to fight.
A fund was raised, a ReynoldsviUe at
torney retained to counsel them, and
a representative, W. H. Shuckers, Bent
to New York state to investigate the
nursery supposed to be responsible for
the agent. When his report came in
the farmers were more enraged than
ever and most of them resolved to re
fuse to receive the goods when deliv
ered. The past week has been an exciting
one in the Beechwoods and Glendale
districts. Passing through the travel
er may see hero and there at gates of
farms notices warning against trespass
ing and other signs of open hostility
somewhat alarming in that usually hos
pitable section. Usually alongside the
gate but always outside rests a big
oblong box from the nursery containing
a few hundred dollars' worth of currant
stocks that the farmers ordered under
what they claim was a magnetic spell
cast by the gentleman in black. A few
of the purchasers have decided to ac
cept the situation gracefully and try
the experiment of currant raising, but
the majority, after Investigating the
agent's alleged assertions of the unlim
ited market for currants, "have their
doubts" about the profits to such an
extent that they have decided to fight
the case to a finish and refuse to acoept
the delivered goods or allow it to reat
on their property.
Murder at Onondago.
Sunday night about eight o'olock
Joseph Halle, of Eleanors, murdered
Jim Recott at house No. 124 at Onon
dago, a mining town near Big Run.
Balle and several other Italians spent
the afternoon at No. 124, home of
Samuel Revolt, brother of the man
murdered, drinking and having a social
time together, and without warning
and with no apparent motive, Balle
arose from the table they were sitting
at, drew his revolver and began shoot
ing across the table at Recott. The
first shot went wide but the second
struck Recott In the breast and he
dropped to the floor. Leaning across
the table Balle fired four shots Into
the prosprate body, producing Instant
doath. With the revolver still In his
hand Ballo backed out the door Into the
darkness and has not been apprehended
yet, although a number of officers have
boon looking for him. The murderer
is 23 years old.
Mitchell and Calhoun.
In this lsue of THE STAR will be
found two new announcements for As
sembly, Hon. James G. Mitchell, of
Hamilton, and William A. Caihoun, of
Falls Creek, who seek the Republican
nomination for Assembly. Both gen
tlemen have been endorsed by the Anti
Saloon League. Hon. James G. Mitch
ell Is bo well known to the people of
Jefferson county that comment Is un
necessary at this time. Mr. Calhoun is
an honored oltlzen of Falls Creek, well
qualified to represent the people of the
oounty in the state legislature.
Arthur Secley Makes a Thrilling
Jump for Life and Lands
Last Thursday afternoon Arthur
Seeley was driving down the steep
grade from Seeley Terrace to Grant
street when one of the holdback straps
broke and the buggy ran onto Arthur's
spirited nag and the horse dashed down
the street at breakneck speed. "When
the horse turned oorner at Sixth and
Grant streets Arthur concluded he did
Dot care to go any farther at that speed
and jumped out of buggy. He jumped
all right but striking terra firms was
different. When he regained con
sciousness he was able to preambulate
and started in pursuit of his horse cd
buggy. The horse was oaught away
out Fourth street, at Sbarptown. The
only damage to buggy was a broken
dashboard. Arthur had a very narrow
escape from serious injury. A hard
bump against a shade tree Is what put
him to sleep for a few seconds. A little
outlole off one leg, a lame back and a
deep out In palm of rlht hand, that
required several stitches, was the
extent of Arthur's Injuries.
Farm For Sale.
The Peter Baum farm situate along
the ReynoldsviUe and Brookvllle Turn
pike, In Pine Creek township, Jefler-
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 Bald 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.
Attorney. ReynoldsviUe, Pa.
HUGHES tc FLEMING.
' FUNERAL DIRECTORS.
Main Street. ReynoldsviUe, Pa
OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TRANSFER OF LICENSE.
In re application of Tboma. Green for trans
fer of the Retail Liquor License heretofore
granted to Thomas Green and John Oonser,
at "The Imperial" In the Borough of Reyn
oldsviUe, Jefferson county, Pennsylvania.
In the Court of Quarter 8essIons of Jeffer
son county. Pa. i I
No. 1, April Sessions, 1910. r?d
Notice la hereby given that on Monday.
April 25, 1IU0, Thomas Green, of the Borough
or Keynoldtfyllle, County of Jefferson, Penn
sylvania, will present to the above court bis
K;tltlon praying for a transfer to him of the
etail Liquor License heretofore granted by
said court to Thomas Green and John Con
ser at No. 40, January Sessions, 1910, at '"The
Imperial," situate on tbe corner of Main and
Fourth streets In the Borough of Keynolds
vllle, Oounty of Jefferson ana State of Penn
sylvania. That said hotel Is located on lot
No. IS, In David Reynolds plan of lota in said
borough, bounded on the north by WUlopr
Alley, on the east by other land of Thomas
Green, on south by Main street and on tbe
west by Fourth street.
E. Ibvix, Clerk of Court.
. The B. M. A. Banquet.
Tickets for the banquet of the
Business Men's Association may be
secured from any member of the
banquet committee or from the secre
tary of the Association, All members
are urged to purchase at the earliest op
portunlty and thus lighten tbe work of
the committee. Arrangements for the
banquet proceed harmoniously and all
Indications point to a "gathering of the
notables" around the festal board at the
Imperial April 23th that will eclipse
anything of the kind hitherto attempt
ed in ReynoldsviUe. More complete
announcement will be made next week.
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A merciless murderer Is appendicitis
with many victims. But Dr. King's
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They gently stimulate stomach, liver
and bowels, preventing that clogging
that invites appendicitis, curing con'
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You Want a New Rug.
We have royal wlltons, body brus-
sels, velvets, tapestries, crex, fiber and
wool fiber rugs. All sizes and prices.
C. R. Hall.
Gray calf, two eyelet tics for young
men. Price $4.00. Adam's.
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Black suede pumps for women; black
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