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KEYNOLISnLLE, PEXN'A.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBEB 14, mlO.
GROUND WAS BROKEN MONDAY TOR
THE FOUNDATION OF THE ANNEX
i Late Local News and New Ads on Every Page
And if you must purchase Christmas preterits you'll find this week's grist of
ads an Invaluable aid in finding just the things ' you want. And go to the
stores NOW, while all the stocks are fresh and the holiday lines are complete.
The capacity of the Sykes Woolon Mill
Company's plant in Reynoldsville will bo
almost doubled within . the next six
This announcement, which means so
much to the industrial situation in Reyn
oldsvlllo, is authorized by D.. Wheeler,
president of the concern, under whoso able
management the plant has had such
wonderful success in the last few years.
The record of this plant has been one of
' continuous expansion since it was built
by George W. Sykes ten years ago.
Scarcely a year has passed thnt was not
marked by the erection of new buildings
and the installation of new machinery.
The year lftll will be the greatest in
its history, not only the output will be
greater fnr than ever before, but the main
structure will be doubled In size, expensive
new machinery will be installed, and the
number of employes will be increased.
Work on the proposed new addition will
go forward immediately. Henry A. Swab,
the contractor, staked oft the foundation
lines last week, and arrangements for
material are now being made. By spring
it is expected that the new addition, 8 x Ml
feet in dimension, will be under roof and
the machinery here ready to be Installed.
The annex -will bo constructed like the
present building, one story high and will
be of brick and conerete. The mill is
practically fireproof and its low construc
tion has been praised by visiting manu
facturers as being the best and most
The new section will be devoted to the
carding and spinning departments and a
greater output from these machines will
enable the management to increase the
capacity of every other department of the
George W. Kline will do the concrete
work on the mill, both for foundations and
floor and started on the former this week.
CONVENTION OF THE
To-morrow afternoon. December 15th,
- representatives of a number of Royal
Arcanum councils of Western Pennsylvania
will gather in Reynoldsville to hold their
ncmi-annual convention. The business
meeting will be held in the I. O. O. F. hall
in the afternoon, and will be attended by
delegates from Phtlipsburg, Houtzdale,
Clearfield, Curwensville, New Bethlehem,
Reynoldsville, DuBois and Punxsutawney.
. This meeting will be devoted to the
Arcanum affairs exclusively and is for
members of the order alone, but in the
evening, In the I. O. O. P. hall, there will
be a public meeting which will be address
ed by a prominent official of the order, and
all citizens Interested in this order, or in
the general question of fraternal insurance,
are requested to be present to listen to the
Every member is earnestly expected to
attend both afternoon and evening
MRS. MARY ANN CRICKS
. PASSED AWAY MONDAY
At 11.05 o'clock Monday morning,
December 14th,. 1B1IV, -Mrs. Mary Gricks,
wife of Thomas Gricks and one of the most
highly esteemed ladies of tlio east end of
town, passed over the river of death.
Until last Saturday she had enjoyed her
usual health, and the fact of her illness
was only known to a few, which
made the news of her death a surprise and
shock to the community. Heart trouble
was the cause of her demise, after a three
Mrs. Gricks was born in Norfolk,
England, April 14th, 1N42, making her over
OK years old at time of death. April 2nd.
IMMshe was united In marriage to Thomas
Gricks, and the union remained unbroken
until her death. Sixteen children blessed
the union, of whom three died in infancy.
In 18S2 the family came to America and
one year later to Reynoldsville, where
Mrs. Gricks spent the last twenty-seven
years of hor life. She took an active pai
in church and lodge work and was widely
known on that account. A devout christ
ian, she hod -at an early ago associated her
self with the Methodist Episcopal church.
Among the societies which claimed her
as a' member arev the Helping Hand
Society of M. E. church, the Daughters of
Rebekah, Daughters of St. George, and
Ladlet of the Golden Eagle.
The surviving children are: Mrs.
William Booker, of Barnosboro, Mrs. John
Butson, of this place, William Gricks, of
Barnesboro, Mrs. Samuel Williams, of this
place, Mrs. Joseph Roberts, of Rsthmel,
Mrs. Curtis McEntlre, of Keyuoldsville,
Mrs. William Reddeciiffe, of Rathmel,
Mrs. John Bashor, of Reynoldsville, Mrs.
Julias( Haerlng, of Pittsburgh, Thomas
Gricks, of New Castle, Mrs. Paul Miller,
of Reynoldsville, Mrs. Mall Johns, of
Reynoldsville, Charles Gricks, of Reyn
oldsville. t There were three more child
ren, all of whom died in infancy. In
addition to the above surviving children,
there are 61 grandchildren, and seven
The funeral services 'over the remains
of , Mrs. Gricks will be held at
the Methodist Episcopal church
directed by . Hughes & Fleming, at
2:00 o'clock this, Wednesday, afternoon.
The sermon will be preached by the Rev.
John F Black, of the M. E. church, and
burial will be made in the Reynoldsville
At the regular meeting of Council held on" the sixth day of
December, 1910, it having been represented to Council that Hope Fire
Co.. has become disorganized, which representations Council knew to
be well founded, and that the safeguarding of life and property within
the borough required Council to take immediate action, Hope Fire Co.
was by proper action, officially disbanded.
All members of Hope Fire Co.,. or any other persons having In
their possession any fire 'apparatus such as rubber coats, helmets,
lanterns, etc., are hereby notified to deliver same at once to the Street
Commissioner or the borough police. It is the intention of Council to
organize a new and effective volunteer fire company and to that end
Council appeals to the local patriotism of our people to aid them in
this important matter, which is of vital importance to the whole com
Volunteers are requested to present their names to the Clerk of
Council prior to January 3rd, 1911," on which date it is hoped that an
effective organization may be wielded together,
. - Clement W. Flynn,
Clerk of Council.
THE COMING OF THE TEACHERS
TO THE ANNUAL COUNTY INSTITU
Hope Fire Go.
n mm mm m'ciie.
Charles McGnirs, the young man
arrested on suspicion of being Implicated
in bidding up of F. M. Brown and the
killing of Horton Craig at Lawsonhamlaat
summer, will never be tried for the crime.
The officials of Armstrong county failed to
secure evidence sufficient to warrant
trying the yonng man, 'and have pretty
good reason to believe thvt the real
criminals have never been apprehended.
MoGulre will be discharged next week.
EE FERRIS FAMILY DOING WELL
During the past week Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Ferris and their infant child, who were
taken to the Adrian hospital for treatment
following 'the Are of December 4th, in
which they were so terribly burned, have
steadily improved nnd all will reoover.
The infant for a time was threatened
with pneumonia, whicn was prevented.
orj(ii Ti LINK.
Work on the link that will connect tne
Pittsburg, Summervllle & Clarion Rail
road with the Jamestown, Franklin &
.Clearfield is now uuder way, a crew of
half t hundred men being employed along
the mile of track.
FF.T FER CENT ADDED ON TAXES
Five per cent will be added on ail
borough and school taxes not paid by
January 1st. . 8. J. BURGOON,
"' ' Tax Collector.
ROMAN E. KOEHLER
POSTMASTER AT DONORA.
According to the , Pittsburg papers
yesterday, Congressman John K. Tener
has recommended to the president the
appointment of Roman E. Koehler as
postmaster at Donora, Pa.
Roman E. ' Koehler is a former Reyn-
oldsvlll boy, at one time foreman of The
Star office and a chief burgess of Wfest '
Reynoldsville. He loft Reynoldsville
about eight years ago to become editor !
and afterwards owner of the Donora I
American, and that he has made good I
among his townsmen is evidenced by the j
position of trust to . which he is now
advanced. A few years ago he was also '
elected a justice of the peace in his city,
which position he still holds. The
Donora postofflce is in the second class i
and pays a salary of (2,100 per year,
with an assistant and clerk hire extra.
The elty has free delivery.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Temiskiming Mining Company this week,
a dividend of eight per cent was declared,
payable January 1st. This is a big in
crease over the regular quarterly dividend
and is the more gratifying to the stock
holders from the fact that beside being
able to cut this melon, there is. a com
fortable surplus of half a million dollars
remaining iu the treasury. A large
amount of local money is invested in this
silver mine and a .number of Reynoldsville
people will benefit by the generous sized
dividends on their holdings.
The Temiskiming is one of the leading
producers of the Cobalt region and its
owners are confident that in it they have
bne of the richest properties in that great
The trouble which has been brewing for
some tlifle between the local council and
Hope Fire Company came to a head at the
last meeting of the first named body, and
now, by decree of council, Hope Fire
Company is out of existence.
The action of council and the stated
reason therefor is best given in the
official notice which , appears above.
Several times during the past year council
has discussed the fact that Hope Fire
Company no longer turned out to the fires
in a body, they once did,- and it was
represented to them that there has been no
meeting of the company for some time.
The feeling that action of some sort was
demanded reached a climax on the morning
of the Ferris fire, when, It is claimed,
there was not a single member of the
lower company present to help fight the
In taking the action it did, council had no
wish to take purt in any factional feeling
that may or may not exist inside the
company, but is actuated solely by a desire
to afford better protection to the property
of Reynoldsville, which now has a valu
ation of about one million dollars. It
recognizes the fact that the Hope Fire
Company was a purely volunteer organiza
tion, and that in past years it was one of
the finest fire fighting bodies in Western
Pennsylvania, rendering service and taking
Individual risk at fires which deserved a
higher reward than it was ever possible to
give the members. The interference r.ow
in the affairs of the company is actuated
by the belief that it is no longer -possible
for the various factions that are said to
exist inside the company to get together,
and that the hand of a neutral body is
needed to consolidate them again for
For the sake of Reynold iville and the
fire company, it is to be hoped that an
amicable understanding may be reached,
and that all the old members will co-operate
with council in rehabilitating the company.
The infusion of new blood will put new
life in the company, and the experience of
the old members is essential to successful
work during the fires. There is too much
property at stake in Reynoldsville to
permit the continuatian of a situation
which leaves one-half the town without
sufficient fire protection.
We are the only people in Reynoldsville
who carry the Apollo Chocolates. "
CONSER'S CICAR STORE
We overlooked a bet last week when we
failed to mention the opening of Jotfn
Conser's new cigar store and ool room,
and apologies are tendered Mr. Conser. The
Conser building is not yet completed on
the second floor, but the first is, and it is
one of the finest and most tastefully
arranged cigar stores in the western end
of the state. The interior is finished
throughout in natural, dull finish oak, and
this with the numerous mirrors and costly
fixtures makes it a very attractive place in
which to do business. The billiard and
pool room Is in the rear of the store and is
equipped just as elaborately.
SOLD FIFTY PIANOS
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. On the eve of the fifty-fifth annual
Jefferson county teachers' institute, whloh
will be held in the Adelphi Theater in
Reynoldsville, everything looks promising
for a week that will eclipse all previous
experiences of the teachers, both in the
way of instruction and entertainment.!
The program of the Institute was pub
lished in full last week, and there remains
only the need of again calling the attention
of the people of the town and county to
the exceptional merit of the evening en
tertainers and the free lecture of Dr.
Charles Calvert Ellis . on Monday after
noon. In the Hthslmw Grand Opera Company,
the Monday evening entertainment, the
local people will have an opportunity to
hear grand opuru rendered by artists who
are stars even in metropolitan theatres.
William Wadd Hinslifiw ranks among the
premier voealisU of the world and is sup
ported by a company that is little below
him in reputation. This one entertain
ment alone is worth tlio price of admission
asked for nil four.
Tuesday evening. December 20th, Ex
Governor Glenn, of North Carolina, will
speak. Glenn is one of the past masters
of oratory and has spoken on Chautauqua
platforms all over the United States. He
has been heard in this section before and
is known as one of the biggest and
bruinest public speakers of the day.
Wednesday evening there will be a
novel concert by the International Girls.
This concert company is comppsed of
talented musicians of all nationalities
and will render a program that is not
only unique but excellent In every detail.
lu the person of Ex-Governor Hoch, of
Kansas, the people of the United States
recognize a man of presidential calibre.
He is not only an orator, but a deep
thinker and a fighter who Is bending his
whole life to the struggle of right
against might. He is . listened to by
crowded houses wherever he appears,
and from the advance requests already
in for single admissions to hear his
lecture, it looks as though the Adelphi
would hold Us largest crowd on the
night of his appearance.
The lecture of Dr. Ellis Monday after
noon will be a treat. It is customary to
give one free lecture at the opening and
the people of Reynoldsville will loose
nothing by taking an hour off to hear
him deliver his address on "Being a
CAAS. LEROY HOWSER
The popular and successful represent
ative of the W. F. Frederick Piano Co.,
the largest dealers of pianos in the world.
SIGHT RESTORED BY OPERATION
Mrs. Daniol Aley, an aged lady residing
on East Main street, who has been totally
blind for five years, caused by cataract,
was operated upon last week by local
physicians and her eyesight Is now com
pletely restored and she is able to read the
papers as as easily as before she became
Mr. Howser was born in the state of
Maryland and has been in the piano
business for twenty-three years. He is a
fine player and has many loyal friends !
in Revnoldsvllle. He thn wnrlH V 1
best pianos, namely, Chickering, Knabe.
Strich & Zeldler, Ludwig, Hardman,
Fisher, Pierce & Teeple, etc. Below is a
list of fifty of our best business people who
have purchased from him in the last few
Anderson, Mrs. L
Dean, N. F.
Marshall, W. F. -Madden,
Atwater, D. W.
Brennan, Mrs. S
Eisenhuth, W. B.
Fisher, M. M.
Johns, John O
Murray, Dr. J. H.
McDonald, G. M. '
McCarthy, Mrs, M.
Pratt, V. R.
Riggs, J. W.
Schultz, Wm. Jr.
Williams, J. D,
Phillips, Mrs. M.
Reed, E. C.
Stormer, I. C.
Williams, S. R.
Overcoats, . raincouts and top coats,
116, 118, 120 and tl2 at Snyder's tailor
shop. ' " .- -
An entertainment will be given by the
pupils of the West Reynoldsville Schools
on Friday evening, December 18, at 8 o'clock.
Admission fee of lOe will be charged to
cover expenses and to secure a much
needed improvement for the schools.
' -. ,
r We are the only people In Reynolds
ville that carry the Apollo Chocolates.
Reynoldsville Candy Works.
PRETTY HOME WECDIN6
A very pretty home wedding occurred at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Z.
Parrish, on Fifth street, last Wednesday,"
Deo. 8, at 11 o'clock a. m. when their
daughter, Leah Josephine was married to
Virgil Dallas Martin. Dr. Russell A.
McKlnley officiated, using the ring
ceremony. At the close of the ceremony
the group was photographed, and served
with a fine dinner. The bride and groom
left on the 1.28 train, for the South and
West, and will be at home after January
1, 1911, at 226 Miller Ave., Columbus, Ohio.
.The wedding was strictly a home affair,
only the family of the bride and Dr. and
Mrs. McKlnley witnessing it. The bride
is one of Reynoldsville's well known young
ladies and the groom is an exemplary
young man of Gallipolis, Ohio, now Inter
ested in the struct car - business in
Those of the brothers and sisters attend
ing from a distance were Ray M. and Otis
E , of Grafton, W. Va.. Mrs. J. S. Howard,
of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Florence M., who
has been In Meadville and Erie during the
past summer and fall, and who left on the
8th for Chattanoogo, Tenn., to spend the
PLAYING THE PONIES
WILL BE PRODUCED.
The people of Reynoldsville who missed
the performance of "Playing the Ponies"
when it was given a few months ago fcr
the benefit of the Business Men's As- ,
soclatlon, will have another opportunity
to see the best thing ever produced by
local talent in the town. Thursday night,
December 2th, the same company of
actors and actresses will appear again in
Adelphi Theatre In the play. At (hat
time it Will be given under the auspices
of the local lodge of Elks and the nrn-
coeds will be given to the family of J. C.
rerris, wno suffered so terribly in the
fire catastrophe of December 4th.
The people of Reynoldsville will not
need urging to make this charity pro
duction a success. The play itself is
superb, ns hundreds of our people who
laughed over the last production for days
after it was over, can testify. The
tickets are now being sold.
NOTICE, KEYSTONE BAND MEMBERS
All members of the old Keystone band
are requested to meet at the City" Hotel
Friday night of this week. An effort will
be made to reorganize the band at that
time. W. N. KINNEY. .
A letter received by a Reynoldsville
friend of Mrs. P. A. Hardman last week
stated that th first frost of the season '
bad just killed the flowers in Oklahoma.
At the time the letter arrived the
thermometer was down below zero in
Reynoldsville and the last rose of the
summer had been hidden under the snow
six weeks before.
THE RONEY BOYS ARE COMING TO THE
FAMILY THEATRE IS EVEIO
The Roney Boys, who gave so great satisfaction in Assembly hall a few years ago, '
had an open date to-night and we engaged them- It is the finest aggregation that has '
ever appeared in The Family Theatre. Don't miss hearing them. Bring the children. ,
MatincoWednosdayAftornoonat4.no. Evening Concert at 8.15