The star. (Reynoldsville, Pa.) 1892-1946, October 13, 1910, Image 1

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' Ten Paoes
Read the Ads.
Volume 19.
First Hole Drilled Last Week and the Second is Now Going
Down In the Region South of Town.
A announced in TnE Star last week,
drilling for the under vein of coal near
Reynoldsvllle Is now In progress. The
3rst hole was finished the latter part of
Christ Montie's Home Levelled to
the Ground With all Its
A fire which originated in a very
-peouliar way totally destroyod the
home and household fixtures of Christ
Montie, proprietor of the Family
Theatre, about eleven o'clock Monday
night. Mr. Montie and his fimlly had
been at the theatre earlier In the
evening and upon returning home Mr.
Montie had turned on tbe gas in the
kitchen stove and a pot of colled was
eetonthe stove to boll. While it was
warming up Mr. Montie and wife
stepped across to the adjoining home,
occupied by a daughter, aud remained
a few minutes to talk. In their
their absence the coflee came to a
boiling point, boiled over and it is
supposed that the fire beoeaih it was
put out, leaving a strong flow of
.gas coming Into the uve aud ou1. Into
the room. When enough gs had ac--cumulated
in the room to reach tbe
turning gas light overhead, there was
an explosion which ignited tbe wall
paper in eveny portion nf the lower
(poms and in a very few secon J the
whole house was blazing like a powder
.pile1. Gust Herold, and a few friends
v who were passing discovered th fire
and gave the alarm, but it was almost
impossible for (be firemen t do anj
thing when they arrived. They simply
held it In check and prevented dnmage
to adjoining houses. A large crowd
gathered from all parts of town and
witnessed the brilliant display.
Tbe loss will approximate $2,600
nd Mr. Montie carried but II 400 in
surance. Of the household goods, only
two chairs and a few rugs were saved.
Tuesday the remains of the house
continued to burn slowly and about two
o'clock spark fell, on the house
across tbe railroad from tbe company
tore, which also belongs to Mr.
Montie, and it was necessary - to rip
off a few square feet of shingles in
order to prevent further damage.
, The Socialists of Reynoldsvil'e and
Wlnsloft township will gather in force
in the Centennial hall at ReynoldBvllle
Ito-roorrow, Thursday, bight, when
John W. Slavton, tbe candidnte for
Oovernor of HennstlvanU, appear 'O
deliver an adornss, SI a ton Is said to
be a man of muuli itli qu-noe and can
hacdle the great problems confronting
tbe people wim skill.
X the Adelphi Theatre with the big
Taylor Stock Company three nights,
commencing Monday, Ootober l"tb.
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the week and work is now going on In
the second. The result of the test will
not be made public until the field has
been thoroughly covered.
A New York Concern May
Lease and Operate
the Plant.
The representatives of a large New
York silk company are In Reynolds
ville to Inspect the local silk mill
and to meet the home people. Tbey
are considering a proposition to lease
and operate tb ReynoldBvllle mill.
At the meeting of tho Business Men's
Association last ulehr, arrangements
were made for a suitable reception for
these gentlemen.
At the meeting of the borough
council Tuueday night the street com
mittee reported that the work on the
big concrete arch over Pitch Pine Run,
where It crosses Fourth and Grant
streets had- been completed and that
tbe total cost of tbe culyert would not
exceed 800 .00. The borough's portion
of this long arch Is 244 feet. It was
authorized by council and conBtruoted
under the direct supervision oi George
W. Kline. -v
Ex-Tax Colleotor William Copping
reported that be had collected 133 72 on
the 1906 07 tax duplicates.
Tax Collector 8. J. Burgoon reported
taxes collected to the amount of 15,
259 40 '
Tbe light committee, who had been
instructed to take up the matter of
renewing the contracts for street light
ing with tbe Reynoldsvllle Light and
Power Company, reported that the
business bad not been Bettled and that
a final report could not. be submitted at
that time.
Chief Burgess Williams reported
receipts of 136.00 from fines and
licenses during September.
Tbe v borough property committee
reported that tbe hose tower had been
repaired and was now in safe condition.
Tbe same committee was also
Instructed to have lockers placed In tbe
borough lock-up for the benefit of the
borough policemen.
Tbe property committee was Instruct
ed to sell the stone taken from the old
culvert over Pitch Pine Run at the
best price obtainable.
Current bills were ordered paid.
Jamus L. Henry, who liyed on East
ivlain street, Reynoldsvllle, died at
three o'clock Monday afternoon, Oc
tober 10. as a remi.'t of long Illness from
Bright's disease and dropsy. The
funeral service will be held to-day at
the borne of his father, Cornelius
Henry, conducted by Rev. A. J. Meek,
of tbe Baptist church, and burial will
be made In tbe Baptist cemetery. Mr.
Henry was 42 years old, and was born
In Armstrong county. For tbe last
twenty-one years he. had lived In Reyn
oldsvllle. Two years ago he was
married to Miss Belle Howlett, daugh
ter of John Howlett, of Reynoldsvllle,
who survives. Five sisters and two
brothers also survive, as follows: Mrs.
Maine Nloewonger, of this place, Mrs
Minerva Walker, of New Kensington,
Mrs. Daisy Hawk, f. Klttanning, Mrs.
Henry Biggie, of Reynoldsvllle, MIsb
Edith Henry, at home, Andrew Henry,
at home, and David Henry, at Big
Soldier. .
Senator T. M. Kurtz, of.Punxsu
tawney, and several other Punxsu
tawney gentlemen, attended tbe outing
of the "Sandbaggers" at BrlarcrOft
Farm Thursday of last week, going to
the place In Mr. Kurtz's big Elmore
automobile. On the road home late
that evening one of tbe rear axle on
the auto broke. .
Will Be Built of Brick. With
All Modern Plans For
Work on the now brick plant at
Meredith has been started and will be
pushed through to completion as rapid
ly as possible. The grading for tbe
main buildings Is about completed and
filling in of tne vard for the kilns is
la progress. In size the new plant will
about equal the T. E. Evans plant In
Reynoldsvllle, and will be equipped to
employ from 50 to 75 men.
As previously stated, the Meredith
Brick Company is composed of W. R.
Meredith, of Punxsutawney, Arthur
O'Donnell, Sr., of Reynoldsvllle, and
Thomas White, also of this place. All
of tbe principals have had extensive
experience In tho brick business and
the new project will be given tbe
benefit of It in every way.
Part of the equipment of the now
plant will be taken from the old
Meredith brick plant, w"ilch tias buen
idle for several years. All the build
ings however will be new and will be
constructed mainly of brick. Tl.e plant
will occupy land just across the railroad
from the old plant and to give room
far it the house and barn which now
occupies part of tbe land will be torn
down and rebuilt elsewhere.
After the plant Is In operation I' Is
planned to build a number of dwelling
houses for the workmen These will
be located in the-vnlley east of the
plant. The town of "Meredith" which
had almost disappeared from tbe map
after the suspension of work Jn the old
plant, will re-appear more prosperous
than ever. "
The shale wblob the Meredith Brick
Company will use for the manufacture
of building brick and paving blocks,
lies In the hill just back of the plant
In a practically inexhaustible seam. '
Tbey say that three young people
of ReynoldBvllle who went out for a
little stroll Sunday afternoon, got lost
in the fields and woods that norder on
the stream that flows out by the old
salt works school house and in their
attempt to get- back to civilization,
wandered towards Emerlekvllle Instead
of home. Long after tbe shadows of
night had fallen tbey came upon a
orossing of the roads and a signboard,
which tbey read by the aid of a lighted
match and learned that they were
three miles from ReynoldBvllle and
headecTthe wrong way. It was a nice
walk home, but It wasn't on the
program when they started out.
, When tbe B. & S. mines at Onondaga
recently suspended operations it was
announced tbat one more trial would be
made to find a lower vein of coal than
the one which they h'l attempted to
work. Since then rlc rs have gone
over tbe field and 'tin i-.-r.ult offers no
encouragement to the company.
Present Indications lire tbat the plant
will never again operate.
A teachers' meeting will be beld at
Reynoldsvllle on tbe afternoon of Satur
day, October 15th. This meeting was
agreed on by the teachers at their
selon here In September and its
purpose will be tbe further discussion
of the new system of grading and other
matter pertaining to the school work.
The official census returns make tbe
population of DuBois 12.H23, a gain of
35 per cent in ton years. This Is a
yery creditable showing In tbe face of
tbe fact tbat several of DuBois' large
industries suspended operation during
that period. -
Piano boxes for sale at Haskin'
Musio Store.
Evening Instructors for the County
Institute are All Noted Educators
All the State Candidates will be Prest, as well as Congressman
Langham and the County Republican Candidates.
A Republican mass meeting will be
held in Jefferson Theatre, at Punxsu
tawney, Friday evening, October 14,
commencing at eight o'clock. The
state candidates and other welt known
Republicans will be here to meet the
voters of Jefferson county 8nd dlsouss
tbe issues uf the campaign. Tbe party
will arrive in Punxsutawney on tbe
12.21 train and will be met at tbe depot
by a reception committee who will
escort them to the Pantall hotel, where
a reception will be held. All the state
standard bearers of the party will be
present, as follows'
Congressman John K. Tener, candi
date for Governor.
Congressman John M. Reynolds,
candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
Hon. Henry Houck, candidate for
Secretary of Internal Affairs.
Hon. C. Frederick Wright, candidate
for State Treasurer.
Congressman J. N. Langbam, candi
date for re-election, will also be present
and make an address.
At 8 o'olock In the evening a macs
meeting, which will be addressed by
the different state ciindldates, will he
be d In tbe opera house. Every dis
trict in tbe cuuuty will smid a good
delegation to the meeting and it Is
altogether probable thaf, Reynoldsvllle
will be represented by over a hundred
Republicans. An effort Is being made
to have special cars run between tbe
towns for the night meeting.
Serious Accident Results from
A Very Common Practice
Among Children.
About six oolock on Wednesday even
ing of last week, Verga . Johnston,
eleven year old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Johnson met with a
severe accident. While trying to
climb Into a passing wagon her foot
slipped and before the wagon oould be
stopped, the child was badly twisted in
the wheel breaking her leg, tbe bone
protruding through tbe flesh. The
accident happened near the Ratbmel
bod oo 1 house. The child was taken
back to Dr. Ira D. Bowser's office where
the wound was dreesed, then taken to
her home In Bloomlngton Valley. 1
Jack McKeown gave a lecture on
Socialism in the M. E. Church, a
Ratbmel on Wednesday evening,
October . 5. - Mr. McKeown was a
sold ie. In the Spanish-American War
and throughout tbe discourse related
many Interesting incidents which oo
cured during that time.
Last Tuesday evening, Rey. MoKlnley
gaye his famous lecture "Sailing nn
Unknown Sea" in the Presbyterln
church at this place. It wasarat
intellectual feast, humorous, eloquent
intensely Interesting throughout and
greathy pleased bis large audience.
A number of young people of
Rathmel gathered at the home of MitS
Mary Hoare on Thursday, of last week
and spent a very pleasant evening
Mrs. L. A. Hays, of Byrndale, came to
to town Saturday of last week to take
careof her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Hays,
who is seriously ill with typhoid fever.
Mrs. Crawford, of Sykesvllle, spent
Friday, of last week with her daughter
Mrs. Tbeo Pomroy. of Rathmel.
Misses Anna Maxwell and Mae
Leach are visiting friends at Emeigh,
this week. , ,
Miss Anna Cooper spont Saturday
and Sunday at bor home In Beechwoods.
Mrs. McGInlsand daughter Delena, of
DuBois, were in town Sunday.
Mr. Oscar Nelson, of Sykesvllle was
in town Sunday.
Miss Ida Mulbollao spent Sunday in
Dyeing and Cleaning.
Clothing and gloves and feathers a
psclaUy. H. H. Dabler, Reynolds-
Tille, Pa,
Interesting Papers Were Read
and Freely Discussed. Granges
Are in Good Condition.
vJelTerson Couniy Pomona Grange No.
20, P. of H met with the members of
the Ro8evllle Grange In tbelr hall on
the 6th of October at 10.00 o'clock, a.
m., In regular quarterly session.
Worthy Master J. H. Elder was in tbe
chair, and all vacant chairs filled
protern. Minutes uf the last meeting
were read and adopted. Song by the
choir. General business. Reports of
Subordinate Granges. Nearly all re
ported and all showed gain in member
ship and interesting meetings. Music
by the choir.
The program was taken up and the
question, "Fall Opening for Spring
Crops," by R'sevllle and .Pleasant Hill
Granges, was opened by C. A. Aaron, of
the former grange. Later It was freely
discussed by members of other granges.
Tbe question box proved Interesting
and useful. Tbe meeting then adj turn
ed for tbe dinner, wbtcb tbe good
sisters bad prepared in the tower part
of tbe hall. The feast was a good
one and tbe tables fairly groaned under
tbe weight of tbe good things to eat,
after dinner the patrons groaned.
The meeting was again called at 1 30
and opened with music by the choir.
An Address of welcome was given by
sister Bessie Ross, of Roseyllle Grange,
and it was a ordlt to the grange to have
bright young people to perform the
same. Response was by G. H. Small,
of Green Valley Grange. '. Question,
"Economical Stock Feeding.'' All were
interesting and tbe question was well
taken care of by nearly all present.
Musio by the choir. . Question, "Can
the Woman on the Farm bope to
B come as Cultured as tbe Woman In
tbe City, Where they Have Better
Opportunities?" The question was well
discussed. Recitation by Prof. L.
Mayne Jones. Recitation by Sister
Bertha Mohney. Musio by obotr.
Meeting adjourned for supper, after
wblob It was again called to order at
6 30 o'olock and thirteen candidates
were instructed in the fifth degree.
Musio by choir.
Question, ''Is' the So-Called Higher
Education Worth Its Cost to those
Whose Life Occupation is Farming?"
was ably hanpled by Prof. L. Mayne
Jones. . Music. Recitation by Sister
Cook, of Clover Grange. No further
business appearing, tbe meeting ad
journed to meet In Brook ville January,
1011. K. B. Deemer, Secretary.
The boys of tbe blgb school will take
part In the field meet at Brookville on
the 23rd Inst, and tbey are faithfully
training for that occasion.
Miss Black's school has tbe honor of
special mention for perfect attendance
and punctuality last week.'
Tbe Senior boys and Junior girls were
perfect in attendance and punctuality
last week.
Dr. Wlnship says of post cards:
"There are limitless possibilities of
good lu tbem educationally." Tbe
distinguished lecturer and educator
ought to virtit tbe Reynoldsvllle schools
He would see post cards in evidence,
and in use la the classes In geography,
history und literature.
Tbe Sophomore Natural History
collection is growing. Tbls class has
planned to collect and mount tbe
specimens studied. One of tbe boys Is
making a cabinet in which the
collection will be assembled and then
added to tbe school museum.
When knockers hammer at your
name, wise men know you are in the
game. Elmer E. Beck, for Assembly.
, Women's cloth top shoes, Patent and
Dull leathers; prices 12.50 to 4 CO;
Preliminary Arrangements for
The Big Event are All
The preliminary arrangements for
tbe county Institute are well under
way. Superintendent Jones feels safe
in making the general statement tbat ,
the entertainment and Instruction for
tbls Institute will be on a par with tbe
beat in the history of the county, and
also with any Institute In the state for
Professor Henry Houck who is to
well and favorably known in this ,
county will fire the opening gun of the
institute at twoo'clock on the afternoon
of December 19th. ThU assures an
auspicious opening.
Dr. Charles Calvert Ellis of Juniata
College, well known as a public lecturer
aud Institute instructor, comes to the
Institute with a message for all who
are interested In the cause of eduoation.
Dr. Ellis Is lung on pedagogy and
brilliant as an orator. County Supt.
Lewellyn, of Fayette county says: We
havo had Dr. Ellis at our Institute on
three different occasions: be is a
whirlwind; I would not trade him for ,
anything on tbe platform. "Consider
ing the fact tbat he has had Fessls,
Corson. Green, Fess, and others of tbe '
very bjtt Institute m a we may know
thit Ellis dullvrrs the goods. Ferris
Ciiiiiiit come this jer but Ellis will
fuly laKe tils piHCe.
. Professor H. A. Surface whose
numerous writings have made him so
widely known as a most versatile man
will instruct lu nature study and
Miss Beatrice Weller well known a
an Instructor iu drawing will devote the
entire week to instruction in drawing -Supt.
Hoeter of Clarion says. Miss
Beat-Ice Weller was an instructor at
our institute for two full weeks:! Rbe
did pleasing and praotlcal work; we
want her here again."
Prof. J. W. Yoder of Juniata College
will have tbemusloal end of tbe work.,
Supt. R. O. Welfllng of Potter oounty
says, ''We have bad nearly all the
prominent chorus ' leaden at . our
Institute, and i prefer Yoder to any of
Professor Egbert, well known in thU '
county, will give instruction in English.
Professor C. P. Zaner considered by
many to be tbe best penman in the U.
S., will instruct in penmanship. .
One other instructor has parti
promised to be present.
The evening attractions are equally
strong. Mondav evenieg tbe Hlnsbaw
Grand Opera singers will furnish an
entertainment of tbe highest class that .
it la possible to secure. We are fortun
ate in having this company as tber '
greater part of their time Is sold to the
Metropolitan Opera Company of New
York City. To sing with that company
is sufficient recommendation. - Tuesday
evening Ex-Gov. Glenn will agaln
leoture to tbe Institute; his lecture last
year is his recommnndatloa for this
year; he will "have a new lecture. Wed-
edav evening tbe International Girls
lil give a concert of guaranteed
merit. . Tbey will appear' In tlx
different uomumes representing six
different nations, all depicted in tbe
highest - olti t mui-ic. As a flttlog
closing for th Ik i-i hiii it course nn Thurs
day eVi-nititf Ex G.iternor Hoch will
deliver bis yreai lrelure, "A MerHHge
from Kaisa;" he a message for us.
He is w. il knowu hs an 'orator and his '
envuifement hero wi ir've a rare op
portunity to hear i. c of the m'-t.
famous orators iu ib-- cjntry.
William H. Berry, the candidate of
the Ktj-toLe parly for governor of
Pennsylvania, aud D. Clarence Gib-
boney. tne candidate for lieutenant '
governor, will be in Reynoldsvi'lo.
October 20th and bold a meeting (a "
Centennial ball at 8 p. m. .
Cards have Dcen received in B"vn
oldsville announcing the marriage at
Edri, Pa., or Mies Ellen Vivian Tn-tip-klns,
daughter orMr. and Mrs. Charles:
Tompkins, to Royal S. Hilty, of Edri..
The ceremony occurred Wednesday, ..
Ootober 5th. The bride is a graduate .
of the Reynoldsvllle high school and.
is well known to a large number of rurr '