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RKYNOLDSVILLE, PKMN'A.. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 16, 1910.
eynoldsville's Oldest Citpzeni
Passed Away SVHonday RaomSng
A NOTED GOVERNOR CONING
GOVKUNOU E.W. HOCI1.
The man from Kansas Is a "fighter from
the old town" and will probably at
tract more attention on the oceasion'of
his loot lira in Reynoldsville, during
Institute week than any other lecturer.
Hoch sprung Into national fame when
governor of Kansas by his sturdy stnnd
for right and justice against corporate
power. A whirlwind s)eakor, a nmn of
the highest motives, he towers over his
fellow men morally, as he does
physically head and shoulders.
OWL ROOMS REMODELED.
Workmen are now busy transforming the
second floor of the I. O. O. F. building,
equipping it for the use of the newly
organized Nest of Owls. A wooden
partition has been, erected completely
cutting off the Owl rooms from the hall
leading to the lodge room on third floor,
there being but one door. In the front of
the building the three rooms formerly, used
by the Business Men's Association, the
Cadenza Club and Philip Koehlor, Pru
dential Insuratce agent, will be converted
into parlors and will be luxuriously
equipped. The large room formerly used
as a dancing and banquet hall has been
divided into two smaller rooms, one for
billiard playing and the other for cards
and other amusements.' In the rear of this
will be the steward's quarters, the
kitchen and house committee room. A
toilet room which was formerly in the
quarters will be equipped with a bath tub.
Three hundred and fifteen men were
present at the institution of the Rey
noldsville Nest of the order of Owls
Friday night of last week. District
Deputy T. J. Sullivan of DuBois, and
J. C. Rearlck, secretary of DuBois Nest,
were present and gave the signs and
FARMERS' INSTITUTE DATES.
The farmers of this county will be
interested to learn that there will be held
this year a series of Fanners' Institutes at
Oltvesburg, on November 21st and 22nd ;
Roseville, on November 23 and 24.
A number of instructors from other
parts of the State will be present to join
with the farmers of this locality in the
discussion of topics relative to agriculture.
These meetings are free and open to all,
and we have no doubt the farmers of this
county will avail themselves of the
advantages to be gained by attending these
LOCAL MINISTER IS PENSIONED
The Commissioner of Pensions has In
formed me that the following persons have
been granted pensions :
John W. Verner, East Brady, $15.00;
Peter Slagle, Worth vllle, $20.00; Solomon
C. Miller, Big Run, $30.00; John Lindsey,
Scotch Hill, $40.00; William Thomas,
Shelocta, $15.00; Jacob Booth, Reynolds--vUle,
$20.00; Daniel C. Wolf, Pine Flats,
fORMER REYNOLDSVILU LADY WEDS.
The announcement of the marriage of
Aaron Depp, of near this place, to Mrs.
Jennie Ressler, of DuBois, has just been
made, The couple were united in marriage
on Thursday afternoon by Rev. Cornwall,
Mr. Depp is one of the best known and
most prosperous farmers of this section.
His Interests In ' addition to those agri
cultural are large.
Mrs. Ressler Is well known In DuBois,
where she has countless friends. They
. will make their home on the Depp farm,
near this place. Punxsutawnej Spirit.
Had Reached the Ninety-Seventh
Year of Life and Re
tained Much of the
Vigor of Youth.
FUNERAL WILL BE HELD
Mr. Jacob King, the oldest man In
Jefferson county, nnd one of the oldest In
the state, died nt the home of his daughter,
Mrs. M. C. Coleman, In Hcynoldsvllle at
3.:to Monday morning, November 14th,
HMO. Death was due In the main to
general senility, but directly caused by
tho complications resulting from a car
buncle. For a man of his age he had
enjoyed excellent heath until a very recent
date, and retained a clear mind and a
The funeral will be held from the
residence of Mr. nnd Mrs. Coleman at 2.110
p. m. to-day, Wednesday, and will be
conducted by the Kev. Dr. A. J. Meek,
pastor of the First Baptist church of Iteyn
oldsville. The Interment will take place In
Reynoldsville cemetery under direction of
Hughes & Fleming.
Jacob King was born In Center county,
Pennsylvania, September 80th, 1813, and
was or years, 1 month and 14 days old at
time of his death. When an infant his
parents brought him from his native
county Into tho wilds of Clarion county,
where a farm was cleared and whero Mr.
King continued to resldo without inter
ruption for 77 years. What schooling the
pioneer days afforded was given to Mr.
King, and liko many others of that day, he
gained by reading and observation a
wider knowledge of men nnd affairs.
When a young man he was married and
made his home on a part of the knmestend
of his father. The union continued un
broken for 65 years, until the death of
Mrs. King in Iieynoldsville five years ago.
To the conple were born five children, two
boys and throe girls, but two of whom
survive: Dr. J. C. King and Mrs. M. C.
Coleman, both of Hcynoldsvllle. Eighteen
grandchildren and fifteen great grand
children also survive.
Mr. King enjoyed excellent health
throughout his long oareer and Continued to
run his own farm until about 78 years of
age. Then with his wife he came to
Reynoldsville to spend his remaining days
in well earued ease among his surviving
children in this place.
Two years ago, on the occasion of his
95th birthday, he was honored by a public
celebration of the event in the
Baptist churoh in Reynoldsville. Few men
were more highly esteemed. His character
was above the slightest suspicion of re
proach. Quiet and retiring by nature, he
shunned dispute and avoided the battle
grounds of politics. An' earnest Christian,
he had been a member for the greater
part of his life of the Baptist church.
While no longer the robust man of his
youth, Mr. King had been fairly active
since coming to Reynoldsville, and was
able even when near his 97th birthday to
walk alone about the town and had the
appearance of a man twenty years his
junior. His memory was good and he
could relate many Interesting experiences
of the times almost a century ago when
the world was all so different. His life
was a connecting link between the old
order of things and the new. He saw the
nation pass through three great wars, he
saw the country transformed by the rail
road and telegraph, and he saw a wilder
ness disappear around his home and
become one of the finest agricultural
regions of Western Pennsylvania. His
life was not eventful, but it was highly
useful in that he lived the life of a true
man and did what was in his power to
make the world some better for his being
A SCENE FROM "THE IRON KINO"
THE LATE JACOB KINO
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HOME WEDDINGAT RATHMEL.
There was u very pretty wedding at
Ralhmcl Wednesday morning, November
nth, nt ten o'clock at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. William Barclay, when their
daughter Miss Agnes Barclay, and Martin
Weiss were united in the bonds of
matrimony. Kev. D'; Russell A. Me
Kinley, pastor of the Hcynoldsvllle Pres
byterian church, performed the ceremony,
making use of the beautiful ring service.
Those present were tlio immediate
relatives of the bride and groom. After
the ceremony ull partook of an elegant and
sumptuous feast. The newly wedded pair
then left in a cab for DuBois, where they
took tho train for Buffalo, Niagara Falls,
Cleveland and other places. Upon their
return they wjll proceed to their future
homo at Edrl, Pa.
Mr. Weiss, who is a, former resldontof
Kathmel, Is the manager of the Edrl
company storo, while the bride is one of
the most highly esteemed young ladies of
Rathmel. The young couple begin life's
journey with the best wishes of all, and
The Star joins with their many friends in
DIED INJIL CITY.
Mrs. Eliza Dougherty, mother of Mrs
Thomas Black, of Reynoldsville, died at
her home four miles east of Oil City, in
Cranberry township, Venango conunty,
Saturday afternoon, November 12th, 1910,
aged 87 years. The funeral service was
held at the late restdouce of the deceased
at 10.00 o'clock Tuesday morning and
burial was mado in the Cranberry
Mra, Thomas Black had been at the
bedside of her mother for several weeks
before death came. Monday Frank J.
Black, of Anita, and Mi's. Thomas C.
McEntoer, of West Reynoldsville, went to
Oil City to attend tho funeral of their
DEATH OF JOHN RISHELL.
John Rlshell, an old resident of Sykes
vllle, died at his home Sunday morning
from the Infirmity of old age. He had
been confined to his home for over eight
The deceased was 75 years old and is
survived by a wife, two sons and a
daughter. One son and a daughter
reside at Elmira, N. Y.
UNION THANKSGIVING SERVICE
In accordance with a well established
custom the annual union Thanksgiving
service In Reynoldsville will be held at
10.30 a. m. Thursday, November 84th.,
The sermon will be preached by Dr. A. J.
Meek, pastor of the Reynoldsville
Baptist church, in the Presbyterian
church, and the music will be
furnished by a union chior.
Miss Nellie Elizabeth Daugherty,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel T.
Daugherty, former residents of Rey
noldsville, was married at 'New Castle,
Pa., Wednesday, November 9th to
William T. Sword. Miss Daugherty has
a legion of freinds in Reynoldsville who
will extend congratulations.
The following letters remain uncalled
for in the Reynoldsville postoffice.
When calling please give date of list.
November 14, 1910. H. Chent, Miss
Effle Hymes, H. Miller, Miss Alice
Overdorf , J. B. Sadler.
Services at the Baptist church. 11:00 a.
m., "Is God in our Church?" 7.30, "The
Supreme Authority of Christ." Welcome
HERO OF A
NAVAL DISASTER LIVES IN
Fifty-Three Years Ago Last Fri
day Since the Burning of the
' "Sarah Sands."
i Oue of the most dramatic events in
British iiuval and military annals was the
burning of the steamship "Sarah Sands" in
, 1857 while on her way from Englund to
India loaded with British troops to sup
press the . terrific Sepoy Mutiny of that
'. year. This event occurred just fifty-three
years ago last Friday, November 11th.
; It will interest iieynoldsville people
to know that there resides in Reynoldsville
! at the time one mun who was a member
! of the regiment made famous by its
gallant behavior during tho burning of the
shlpi He is D. D. Shannon, who resides
In East Reynoldsville, and is well known
in the community, Now, at the age of 74
years, he retains all the vigor of his
younger days, when he served almost
eleven years in the service of Victorin,
then queen of Great Brlttaiu and Ireland
and Empress of India. Nine of those
years were spent in the burning heat
of India, but the rigid discipline, tho
physical training nnd a temperate life
brought him through with perfect health.
Mr. -Shannon was not only a member
of the right wing of the 54th Regiment,
on board, but in General Order No. 700,
issued by the .commander-in-chief of the
British Army following tho disaster,
Mr. Shannon Is named as one of a score
of soldiers who notably distinguished
themselves by their heroic bravery
during tho hours of greatest danger,
Mr. Shannon also carries with him
to-day a medal given him in recognition
of service during the Sepoy Mutiny.
On the annlversay of the dis-astef-we
had the privlloge of looking over
a lengthy account of the burning of the
"Sarah Sands" in Mr, Shannon's
possession and from it gleaned the
The 64th Regiment was one of the
finest regiments in the British army at
that time, having just come home from
Gibraltar, where It had been stationed
watting to go up to the Crimea in 1855.
j When the "Sarah Sands" sailed from
I Portsmouth it was deemed a good
transport and all went well until they
were in Lat. 17 degrees S. and Long.
56 degrees E., at which time it was dis
covered that smoke was issuing from
the hold of the vessel. Search was
made Ineffectually, and soon the flames
had spread so far that complete destruot-
on of the ship and loss of the lives of all
on board seemed imminent.
. It was in this crisis that men were
shown in their true characters. In the
wild panic and indescribable terror which
ensued, it was the bravest hearted only
that had the courage and coolness to
work lor the safety of the ship and forget
their personal danger. It stands to the
discredit of of the Colonel of tho regiment
that he lacked the true qualities of a
leader in the crisis, but fortunately for
the passengers, the ship's captain was a
true hero and undor his guidance tho
ship was finally saved and brought, to
port on the island of Mauretas.
B. E. GRAHAM TO WED.
B. E. Graham, the popular foreman
of the lower shop at the Blaw Collapsible
Steel Centering Company's plant, went
to Butler, Pa., yesterday and to-day
will be united in marriage to Miss
Emma Wolcott at tho home of the bride's
parents in that city. The couple
will return to Reynoldsville at once
and will go to housekeeping in a home
on Sixth street.
Mr. Graham has a host of friends in
town who are planning to give him
and - his bride an enthusiastic
reception on., the evening of their
arrival here. Consequently if some
night this week the community in
general is awakened by a din that will
make the man in the moon take to the
woods in fear there need be no alarm.
It will be nothing but tho employes of the
Blaw Company boating the tomtom on
steel centers around Mr. Graham's home.
Elmer E. Beck, Democratic candidate
for Assembly, made a remarkable run
for the office last Tuesday and finished
less than five hundreo votes behind North.
For a time Beck seriously considered
contesting the election owing to many
votes for him being thrown out on account
of errors in marking ballots.
WANTED Girl ftt City Hotel at onco.
, Troop D of the State Police, which
has been stationed at Punxsutawney
several years, has been moved to Butler.
GOVERNOR JtOBEItT B. GLENN.
Among the many brilliant figures in the
galaxy of Southern ' statesmen, none
has attracted wldor or more favorable
attention In the north than Robert B.
Glenn, governor of North Carolina from
1904 to 1IMI8. Coming Into power at a
time when reform was demanded, he led
the fight in his own state and among the
benefits conferred on his peoplo are
mentioned : Forcing the rnllroads to
obey the state laws by arresting the
officials; making provision for the help
less insane, deaf, dum and blind, white
and colored ; getting the state out of debt ;
leading the light for Prohibition and
helping to carry the state against the
manufacture and sale of liquor.
EAGLES EXTEND COURTESY
TO INSTITUTE ATTENDANTS
Reynoldsville Aorle, No. 519, Fraternal
Order of Eagles, of Reynoldsville, has
voted to throw open the club rooms of the
lodge free of charge during Institute week
to the teachers, the directors, and their
iriends. The teachers will have the
privilege of using the rooms all day and
until 8.00 o'clock each evening, everything
in the rooms being at their service except
the sideboard, which will be closed during
the hours given to the guests.
The action, with that previously taken
by the local lodge of Elks, will place at the
disposal of the visitors during institute
week two of the finest suites of club rooms
in the county. The Eagles have their
quarters in Reynoldsville luxuriously
equipped and their action in extending
this courtesy will doubtless be greatly
appreciated by the teachers that week.
The community in general will also extend
the Eagles, and the Elks, a vote of thanks
for their co-operation in maklug the
coming institute the most successful one
ever held in Jefferson county.
notes of mm SCHOOL
Room 13 has had no case of tardiness for
the term. Also in the same room Georgia
Newberry, Erma Plfer and Mildred
Patterson have been perfect in spelling
during tho term to date. During the
second month the following pupils of this
room were perfect in spelling: Walter
Wlsor, Marie Smith, Margaret Mother
well, Georgia Newborry, Erma Pifer and
Miss Robinson substituted for Mr.
Earle Friday, the latter being out of town
There were only five cases of tardiness
in all the schools last week.
The following were perfect in attendance
and punctuality: The junior class, the
senior boys, Miss Black's girls, Miss
Morgret's girls Miss Schulti's boys.
Miss Margaret Carl spent an afternoon
in the high school.
T. M. Evans visited the school Thursday
Deputy State Superintendent Teitrick
passed through Reynoldsville Wednesday
morning and sent his kind regards to
teachers, directors and patrons.
Prof. Clawges spent Saturday at
Some Reynoldsville pupils will likely
enter the spelling contest in connection
with the teachers' institute.
Work for the annual Thanksgiving Day
celebration has been begun.
During the first week in December the
study of Jefferson county will receive
special emphasis. The following outline
has been prepared as a guide for this
I. Physical features.
1. Position, extent, area.
2. Outline, border counties.
8. Surface, drainage.
4. Climate. ;
II. Resources, industries, trade and
III. . History and date of organization.
IV. ' Government.
1. County officers.
2. . Township officers,
3. Borough officers.
V. . Education.
The depot of the Pittsburgh, Summer
vllle & Clarion Ry. -at Clarion burned to
the ground last Wednesday morning.
The loss amounts to about $5,000,
fully covered by Insurance. -
Gradual Substitution of Tungs
ten for Arc Lights is Planned
At a recent meeting of the council of '
Reynoldsville borough, held in Attorney
C. W. Fly nn's ofllce, It was decided to
renew tho contract with the Reynoldsville
Light unci Power Company for street light
ing for three years, and an ordinance was "
passed fur that purpose. The new contract
calls for tho same number of lights as at pres
ent, forty-five, but provides for the gradual1
elimination of the aro lights and the sub
stitution therefor , of the now Tungsten
light. Several of the latter have been fh
uso on the street for several months and
the difference between them and the aro
light is hardly notlcoable, while the cost is
but one-half, for the present. there will bo
thirty are lights and fifteen Tungsten
lights, the arc lights to have 450 watts and
cost 170 per annum, he Tungsten lights to
have 100 watts and cost 132.50 por annum.
Each year four aro lights will bo replaced ;
with Tungsten lights until all are changed.
The low cost of the Tungsten is made :
possible by the fact that it requires little
attention after being put in place, and does
not requiro constant change of carbon, as '
in the are light.
At the above mentioned meeting of-
council, all members were present but Dri1"
Chief Burgess Williams reported recelDts
during October of 18.50. " "
The borough property committee re
ported that the stone taken out of the
Pitch Pino Run bridge had been sold for
The resignation of Policomnn John
Spenrs was read, and was accept
ed. George Pierce was elected to .
fill the unexpired term of Mr. Spears as
assistant policeman In Reynoldsville
Borough bonds Nos. 18 and 17. hold br
John M. Rend Lodge, F. and A. M.. were '
ordered called In and paid off.
Current bills "-were presented and
ordered paid. i
. November 9th the council again mot, alt
being present but Dr. King and Samuel
William Copping, ex-tax collector of
Reynoldsville borough and his attorney,
G. M. McDonald, were present for the pur
pose of talking over with the counoil some -means
of settlement of the 1906, 1907 and
1908 taxes. Mr. Copping made to council a
proposition for settlement, which was
referred to a special committee, composed
of Messrs. Young, King and Nolan, for ,
careful consideration. This committee
will go over the tax duplicates and ac
counts ' for the years mentioned and
report at the next regular meeting of
council. , .
The bondsmen of Mr. Copping for tht
1908 taxes have made a request that suit be
instituted for the collection of these taxes.
Borough Solicitor C. W. Flynn has ac
cordingly been ordered by council to
commence legal proceeding for the
amount of the outstanding 1908 taxes.
C. 0. D. FRAUD PERPETRATED
The Shnmokin Herald tells of a mean
swindler who is operating from that
place. A Shamokin man is acsused by
Philadelphlans of sending collect ex
press packages to families where a fun
eral is in progress, thus in many cases
securing the amount of the C. O. D. be
cause of the grief, sorrow and confusion
that always accampany such occasions.
The Philadelphia office of the exnreu .
company says that the operator of
this scheme has worked It for sometime
and that in the last few days they have
sent over $40 to town. The family
who have brought this matter inl -the
light is that of J. C. Young, As
his body was being borne ' to the
waiting hearse at 851 South - 57
street, Philadelphia, ' an expressman
drove up with a parcel, on which he col
lected 12.50 and also charges of 73 cents.
After the remains were intered, the
package was opened and a fountain pen,
worth about 75 cents was found within.
The family has made an energetic pro
test against the alleged Imposture, bub
the express company says that this i
nothing new. Several weeks ago, lawyers
who were settling up estates said that
they found fountain pens were being de
livered that were said to have been
ordered by the deceased before death,
and that out of respect for the memory
and the last wishes of the dead, the ar
ticles were being taken and paid for.
. Still in the Business.
We are still in the oyster business and
have the Sealshipt, also the Sealshlptors.
You know where you always got the best.
Special rates to parties.
Try Mi-o-na stomach tablets for any
stomach trouble: they will never disap
point you they will never fail. Price is
only 60 cents a large box at 8toke and
Feicht Drug. Co., on money back plan, .i
Women's cloth top shoes, Gun Metal
nnd Patent. Price $2,60, Adam's.