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COUNTY INSTITUTE IN SESSION IN REYNOLDSVILLE
REYNOLDSVILLE, PENN'A., WJ&Dtf KHOAY, DECEMBKB 21, 1910.
THE BIG PLANT IS
Blaw; Collapsible Steel Center
ing Company Has Appro
priated $10,000.00 for Im
provements and Equipment.
MAKING CHANGES IN THE
The First Step in Plans which
Will Make the Plant One of
the Largest in the State.
Ten thousand dollars will be ex
. pended in Increasing the capacity' of
th. Blaw Collapsible Steel Centering
Company's plant in Reynoldsvllle
' within the next few weeks. ., ' .
- This is the generous Christmas girt
ot the owners of the "steel plant" to
the town of Reynoldsvllle. After ten
months of continuous operation of the
plant as they bought it, they found
the present capacity of the plant un
equal to the demands of their busi
ness and unfitted to the rapid exe
cution of the orders which their con
tracts demand. To remedy the first
defect, the management will install a
largo quantity of new machinery; to
overcome th0 second, orders have
been issued for a complete overhaul
ing and re-modeling of the plant.
; The work of re-arranging the ma
chinery commenced last Friday and is
now in full progress. To allow the
work to proceed without interrup
tion, fifty men were given holiday
vacation, all of whom will be back
, after the first ot, the year.. When
they return, it will be to work In
practically new shops. Much of the
tieavy machinery, .including , the
punches, now in the lower shop, will
a moved to the upper shop, while its
t place In the lower will be taken by
' new apparatus especially built for the
A large addition la now being made
. to the end of the upper shop, which
, will permit the company to double
, the boiler ' room and power plant,
later on it is the intention of the
company to construct around the
buildings and orer Its acreage a pri
vate industrial railroad ' which will
add greatly to the convenience of
handling the heavy steel centers in
The company has made public but
few of its plana regarding the local
plant, bnt it la the general belief of
those In closest touch with the head
office that the present expenditure is
the first step In plans for the build
ing up ot a plant in Reynoldsvllle
which will some day employ from two
to three times the present number ot
laborers, and make it eventually one
ot.ihe largest steel working plants
"between Pittsburg and Philadelphia.
It Is understood that the company
' mot only baa large orders booked for
1811 delivery, but that the outlook
for the futare promises phenomenal
. growth. . The company's position In
the Industrial world is peculiar in
that they have a virtual monopoly,
through ownership ot basio patents,
at the manufacture of an article
which, la Jmst becoming known to the
rtractora at the world, and which,
a iccoaat at tl economy and ease of
COUNTY SUPT. L. MAYNE JONES
ITndpr whose direction one of the moat
' successful teachers' institutes ever
held in the county is now In progress.
The day sessions of the insti
tute are free to all and the peo
ple are urged to come out and
enjoy the rich program of en- T
tcrtalnment and Instruction pro
vided. Morning smwlonn com
mence at nine o'clock, after
noon sessions at one-thirty. To-
night the International Girls
will appear at 8: 15, and Thurs
day night Kx-Governor E W. T
t Hoch, of Kansas. To the laU T
ter two, admissions will be
manipulation Is destined to be used
in almost every branch of concrete
work. There are unlimited possi
bilities for expansion in the future,
through the rapid increase of con
crete construction and its use in ways
never dreamed of a few years ago.
It Is a healthy sign of the solidity
of this company that there does not
seem to be a man In its employ from
the highest officials down to tbe er
rand boys around the shops who Is
not enthusiastic over the outlook and
absolutely confident that In securing
It, Reynoldsvllle gained one of -the
most promising industrial plants in
the United States. It is noticeable,
too, that from the commencement of
operations the best of feeling has
reigned between the management and
the men employed. The company
has found that all representations
made to it before It purchased the
plant were founded on fact, and has
no reason to regret Its decision to lo
cate here. ' And on the other hand,
the laborers have found the manage
ment at all times generous and con
siderate ot their Welfare, paying a
fair wage and dealing liberally with
them. - -'
For the success of the local plant
and the harmony that haa reigned,
credit is due to the present general
manager, Howard B. Loxterman, and
to the superintendents who ' had
charge of the work, at first Percy L.
Hursh and at present Charles Crates.
All are gentlemen for whom the men
have high respect, and who stand
high in the esteem of the local people.
- It bad been announced that there
would be Christmas services In the
Lutheran church Saturday evening ot
this week. This has been changed
and the services will be held Sunday
evening in the Reynoldsvllle church
instead. In the afternoon Sunday
there will be services at the Chestnut
Grove Lutheran church.
Now Is the Time.
To have your overcoat cleaned, dyed or
pressed at Dealer's dry oleaniag establishment,
To Be Spent
TEACHERS GET ROYAL
WELCOME TO TOWN
Homes, Public Resorts and Club Rooms Thrown Open
For Their Entertainment.
THE INSTITUTE IS NOW
The fifty-fifth annual session of the
Jefferson County Teachers' Institute,
which convened In the Adelphl
Theatre at Reynoldsvllle Monday
afternoon, is- in many respects the
most extraordinary in the records of
that event. The people of Reynoldsvllle
has long desired to have the Institute
held here and when their wish was
granted they showed their appreciation
by throwing open the homes, club
rooms and resorts to the visiting
The attendance Is very large this
year, and the Adelphl was filled in
every quarter when the curtain rolled
up Monday at 1.45. The citizens of
the town are deeply Interested in the
success of the event and contributed a
large portion of the audience. The
The reception of the teachers daring
the morning was in charge of a com
mittee of six ladies representing the
Business Men's Association of Reyn
oldsvllle: Mrs. C. R. Hall, Mrs. J. W.
Gillespie, Mrs. J. R. Milliren, Mrs. J.
D. Williams and Mrs. J. C. Williams,
From eight in the morning until the
opening of the Institute, a reception
was held in the Elk club rooms, which
had been opened for the' free ; use of
the teachers. Messenger boys had
been provided and every teacher was
sent to some place of entertainment
with a little messenger.
At noon over three hundred and
fifty teachers had been registered by
Prof. Ross W. Clawges and all had
found places of lodging at hotels or
The institute was called to order at
1.45, and opened with the singing of
"Holy, Holy, Holy," led by Prof. J. W.
Voder, of Juniata College:"-'An' In
vocation by Rev. J. F. Black, pastor of
the Reynoldsvllle M. E. church
followed. The singing of, "My
Country, 'tis of Thee," waa followed
by the address of welcome by Dr. J. C.
Bayers, president of the Reynoldsvllle
school board. Dr. Savers, delivered an
excellent address, expressing the deep
appreciation of the people of Reynolds
vllle 'for the honor shown them in
bringing to the town the greatest
educational event of the year, and ex
tended in the name of the people, a
moat cordial welcome' to all ia atten
dance at the institute.
Hon. , Henry Houck was to have
made the response, but waa prevented
by a meeting of an important, state
committee at Harrisburg, from appear
ing. His place waa taken by Prof.
L. Mayne Jones, the county superin
tendent, and the latter delivered an
address that was eloquent In its
expression of appreciation for the
warmth of the reception tendered the
teachers. Prof. Jones then soanded
the keynote of the institute in an
appeal for the introduction into the
schools of branches which would do
more than merely fit a few for pro
fessions. He pointed out that while
ten per cent remain to finish the high
school courses, the ninety per cent
drop out because of the lack of that
which would fit them for the ordinary
vocations of life. To those who are
familiar with the work of Prof. Jones
to have the study of agriculture
and manual training introduced into
Jefferson county schools, his address
was filled with deep meaning.
After the address of Prof. Jones,
Prof. Yoder put the teachers through
a tweatv minute drill In musio that
IN SESSION WITH A LARGE DAILY ATTENDANCE
did much to break the formality of the
occasion and enthuse the audience.
The main address of the afternoon
was given by Dr. Charles Calvert
Ellis, professor of English in Juniata
College at ' Huntingdon, Pa. Dr.
Ellis is a young man with the wisdom
of a sage and the heart of a boy. His
lecture, "Being a Boy," was one of
the finest things ever provided fur a
county institute. Clear, sanei and
eloquent, lie presented the psychology
, of boy nature In a way that could not
but be . helpful to every teacher
present. ' t ' 1
The session closed with two select
ions by Miss . Jeannette ' Kling, an
elocutionist and reader from Cleveland.
She is a past master of her art and
was loudly encored. .
Tbe Dudley-Buck Company.
The' Hlnshaw Grand Opera Company,
billed, to v appear Monday night,
cancelled their engagement at the
last moment and it . was necessary to
substitute for 'them the Dudley-Buck
Company.',' The new company was in
every respect a good as the Hinshaw
troupe and when the concert was over
there was little) regret for the change.
The .ladies who composed this com
pany are ' musicians of the highest
type, giving a program of vocal
selections, singly, in duets, trios and
quartettes,' with classical and popular
airs, that charmed all. They were
loudly encored and generously gave a
number of extra numbers. ' ;;
Soolablllty characterized the session of
the institute Tuesday. Tbe teachers had
gained a good acquaintance with eaob
other and merriment was mure common
than on the opening day. - The opening
sessions at nine o'clock found . tha
auditorium of the Adelphl filled with, a
fair number of towns people present." ,
. Dr. A. J. Meek, pastor of Reynoldsvllla
Baptist church, opened the exercises with
the reading of a scripture lesson, followed
by a prayer. Prof.. Yoder Itook the lead la
singing tbe "Airship Chorus," a swinging
tune with a catchy ' refrain, and in ten
minutes had the teachers warmed up to
th day's work. . ..-..
At the close ot the singing Prof. L. M.
Jones introduced . Miss Jeannette Klirg,
the reader, and for a half hour she enter
tained and Instructed the audience with an
interpretation of the role of Queen Cath
erine, In Shakespeare's Henry VIII, and
the soliloquy ot Hamlet and the pathetic
scene with Ophelia Miis KUng happily
combines both , entertainment and in
struction of the most vital kind in giving
the teachers a knowledge of effective
Following Miss Kling, Prof. C. P. Zaner
expounded the principles otoorrect penman
ship, giving actual Illustrations and making
plain the necessity of catering to the
health of the child as well as the increas
ing of its skill. During the period of his
talk, the primary teachers had gone to the
publlo school building, and were addressed
by Miss Beatrice Weller, an expert with
the crayon and pencil. Later Miss Weller
returned to the Adelphi and Mr. Zaner
finished the morning session at the school
- HIGH SCHOOL SECTION.
The high school section met in the
publlo school building Monday morning.
The session was called to order by Prof.
W. M. Rife, of Revnoldsville.
Dr. Ellis discussed the subject of the
relation of the "School and State" ex
plaining what Is Involved in training
ohlldren for citizenship and what forces
work specifically to that purpose, In
relation to this Dr. Ellis touohed unon the
necessity of teaohlag toe children to read
ana to use discrimination in the selection
Contirued on Last Page
ON TROLLEY CAR
Car Gets Beyond Control and
The Passengers Get a
A score of Reynoldsvllle - and
Skesville peoples enjoyed the most
thrilling ride of their careers about
fine o'clock Sunday afternoon, when
a trolley car on' the Reynoldsvllle
and Sykesvllle line got beyond con
trol and went bounding merrily along
for three-quarters of a mile until It
struck the sharp turn In the llne"at
Smith's hotel, in the borough, and
Jumped the track to plough its way
serosa the street, through a high
board fence and on into a field sev
eral hundred fee beyond, where tbe
wheels sunk in the ground and the
car- stopped safely.
Motorman IrvEa Haymaker was in
charge and had much difficulty pilot
tag the car all day, on account of the
ice on . rails and wire. Going up
the Soldier hill was difficult, and
shortly after passing the crest be no
ticed that the brakes failed to work.
Tbe grade becomes very steep there
after and dowa this tbe car plunged
at its own will, rounding tbe curves
with a jolly jolt that soon made the
passengers aware of their danger.
Consternation) reigned on board ' but
the speed waa too great to jump. Af
ter passing the park a slight grade
checked tha momentum of the cat a
little and several ot the gentlemen
on board sought safety by jumping.
Nona of them were hurt. '
- Those who stayed with the car and
knew the right angled curve at
Smltha hotel held their breath in
tenor, awaiting a general . sraai
Bnt the car, when it struck the carve,
gave a alight ilg-cag lurch and sped
on across the street ploughing its
way through Ice and snow, ramming
Into and crushing a high board fence,
and finally came to a atop la a field
several hundred feet below the street.
It waa a moat exciting trip, but bo
one waa really injured. ' Several of
the ladies on board were on the verge
of nervous prostration before the end
came, but forgot their fright in the
Joy of escaping what seemed ap
proaching death for all. ,
It la to the credit of Conductor
Thomas McDonald and Motorman Ir
vin Haymaker that both stuck to
their places and did all in their power
to check the speed ot the car and
allay the fright of the passengers.
The car waa slightly damaged, but
was not put out of commission. As
soon aa it can be hauled back to its
place on the tracks and a few repairs
made to the power plant, it will be
ready for service again.
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SILK MILL WILL BE
SOLD BY THE SHERIFF
FRIDAY JANUARY 6. .
Property of th- American Silk "
Company of New Jersey
The silk mill at Reynoldsvllle,. the sole
property of the American Silk Company
of New Jersey, will be sold by Sheriff
Galbraith Friday morning,' January 8th,
at the court house in Brook vl He. The sale
was advertised by the sheriff last week.
:ThIsls the last act In the-existence of
the original, company formed to build this
mill eleven years ago. When the control-
liny interest in this company was purchased i
by the American Silk. Company of New
York three years afro, most of the Reyn- j
oldaviUe stockholders in the original com- '
pany transferred their holdings into the .'
new combination, though six or seven
refrained from doing so. Those who have 1
transferred their stock will lose nothing i
in this . sale, since the new certificates -issued
entitle them to share in the general '
profits from all the mills of the company', -and
it is extremely improbable that the
ReyaoldsvilLe mill will pass out of the '
hands of the American Silk Company of
New York, at present.
A representative of the company who
waa in Reynoldsvllle recently stated that
it was the wish of the company to otear
the iitle of the local mill from all encum
brances, suoh as guaranteed dividends on
the original stock, and that this sale waft
a step In that direction. It la their in-'
tentlon, as soon as they can get the title ,
la shape, to sell the local mill to some other
company and so, for the people- of Reyn
oldsvllle the sale may be a good thing la
that it will hasten the time when the mill
will again operate. i
, At a handsomely appointed luncheon,
an Saturday afternoon, Deo;. 10th., Miss
Cells Hotter, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. G, '
Hager, of Braddock, announced the en
gagement of Miss May Bowen, of Mt,
Pleasant, Pa., to Dr. Thomas F. Nolan, of
Reynoldsvllle, Pa. The olass. of 1910
Seton Hill of Greensburg,. with whom
Miss Bo wen graduated, 'waa' present.
The decorations were carried out ia
the school colors, white and gold , and the
favors were exquisite, little rapids who
helped to disclose the happy news in a
most original, manner. Dr. Nolan is a
graduate of Jefferson Medfoal College,
Philadelphia, and a practicing physician of
Reynoldsvllle. Greensburg Daily Tribune,"
"PLAYING THR PON'IKS."
Reheanala Now ia Progress aad Era,
ery Actor Is Eathasiastic1. ,
Rehearsals for "Playing the Po
nies," the farce that will be repeated
at the Adelphl December 29th for tha
benefit of the Ferris family, are. now
In progress and tbe caste throughout
Will be the same aa when it set tha
town wild a few months ago. - Every
one should attend this time, not only
because it la worth the cash to sea
Manager Oeisler and his troupe, but
because It will help restore a home
that was utterly ruined by the fire
, Bert Houman Coming Home.
Bert A. Hoffman and wife, wha
have been in Puerto Rico several
months, where Mr. Hoffman held a
position In the V. S. civil service, will
sail from that island December 28th
and arrive in this country January (
otn. The return is made on account. ;
of Mrs. Hoffman's health, physician '
having warned her that a prolonged
stay in that climate . would be fatal'
to her. Mr. Hoffman was getting
along well and enjoyed life on tha
Velvet shoes for woman, price 14,1a,
Adam's Boot Shop. '