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KEYNOLDSVILLE, PENfTA.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBKB 28, iVK).
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UST THREE DAYS OFiTHE PA THRONG.
Large Attendance and Teachers
Enjoyed Institute As They
Never Did Before.
Each day's session of the county Institute
became more enjoyable to the teachers and
it was a (.amnion remark among them that
never before had their been on institute in
the county quite like this ono. Between
the sessions and after tho evening enter
tainments tlio parlors of the Elks and
Eagles, which were opened to the teachers
and directors for the week, were scenes of
gaycty, and all forms of harmless recrea
tion were permitted under the eye of a
chaperon provided by the Association of
Koynoldsville. The teachers enjoyed the
privileges to the utmost.
The feature of Wednesday's work in the
institute, aside from the instruction of a
technical nature (riven by Miss Weller,
Prof. C. P. Zaner, Prof. Egbert and Prof.
Jones was the strikiug appeal made by
the County Superintendent for more nature
study in the schools, more beautifying of
school lawns, more practical instruction in
the common arts and crafts of life. More
than on any other day the session in the
afternoon was given over to the needs of
the rural schools.' There were from three
to live hundred visitors from rural districts
present, who, with teachers and towns
people formed one of the largest crowds
- that has ever been in the Adelphi. Every
seat on the main floor, the gallery in every
portion, and the stage was filled, with
scores standing in the aisles.
After singing led by Yoder, the spelling
contest, open to the pupils of any school in
the county, was opened. Prof. Walter Eg
bert, of Clarion Normal, pronounced the
words, twenty-five in number, and tho
judges were Messrs. M. G. Morris, Francis
Heim, E. O. Tobias and C. H. Straitiff.
No student correctly spelled all the words,
the best being Miss Edna Reitz, of the
Brosious school, who was givn a 5.00 gold
piece. Hor teacher is Asa Wolfgang. The
second prize, an academic dictionary, was
awarded to Miss Hazel Huell. of the Panic
.sohool, taught by Wray Smith.
Tne prizes for agricultural work were
awarded as follows: For corn raising. tx.00
to Staloy Riggs: (fH.OO to John Moore;
$1.00 each to Lincoln Stahlman, Forrest
Moore, Emmet Thomas and Truman
Shaffer. In tho potato growing contest:
V00 to Lincoln Stahlman, fci.00 to Albert
Milliren, 1.K each to Lynn Rodtfers and
After the appeal of Prof. Jones for more
attention to beautifying the school grounds
for tho retiningeffect it will have on the
.younger children, he had thrown on a
screen a series of views illustrating the
possibilities of scenic gardening on a large
and small scale. Must striking of these
were scenes taken on school grounds in
Jefferson county where an attempt has
been made to improve conditions. The
views were made by the coanty superin
tendent himself. He has offered a prize to
the other schools of the county to enter
into competition in this way.
Prof. H. A. Surface, the state zoologist,
closed the afternoon session with an Illus
trated lecture on the "Bird Life of Penn
sylvania." Prof. Surface is doing as val
uable work for the farmer and fruit grow
er as any man in Pennsylvania and he aims
to spread beneficial agricultural knowledge
Jiy seeking the co-operation of the teachers
of the state. His address was an effective
Appeal for the teaching of agricalture ia
the rural sohool.
" ' INTERNATIONAL GIRLS.
The largest house of the season listened
to The International Girls Wednesday
evening. The program consisted of clas
sical musio, instrumental for the most part, '
and the audience, among whom there were
many sohool directors from various parts
of the county, showed approval by frequent
The morning session was devoted purely
to instruction. The high school and pri
mary sections went to the public school
building and the intermediate section re
mained at the Adelphi and was addressed
by Dr. R. S. Mackenzie and Miss Beatrice
Weller. Before the sections separated an
address was given by Prof. H. 8. Putnam,
superintendent of Bradford county, Pa.,
-schools. Prof. Putnam believes with Prof.
Jones that the most urgent need of the
rural sohools to-day is the introduction of
the study of agriculture into the rural
The afternoon session attracted a crowd
-.almost as large as the record-breaking one
b Wednesday, rue stage was again util
ized for seating room. The first -address
was by Dr. K. S. Mackenzie, of Kentucky
HJniverslty, Lexington, Ky. His theme
was "Robert Burns," the Scotch poet, aid
lie gave an interesting sketch of the bard's
career, enlivening it by singing one of
Burns' immortal songs. 1
Superintendent Jones again took the
. floor and continued his talk of Wednesday
on various ways of Improving the environ
ment of sohool students and the benefits
tthat would accrue from the introduction of
aaanual training into the schools.
The closing address by Dr. Ellis con
cerning "The Relation of the Home to the
School,'" was a continuation of his previous
.discussion of the "Sohool and Society."
1The neutral thought was that the teacher
van aiakea the four walls of a school room
feoond his interest in the pupil, will fail.
The teacher must understand the home
environment of the pupil to do -justice to
him. Dr. Ellis was the favorite instructor
pf the institute,
EX-GOVERNOR E. W. HOCH.
The lecture of Edward W. Hoch, former
governor of Kansas, was a surprise to
many. The doughty Kansan has a reputa
tion as a fighter and his audience was
surprised when he delivered a lecture that
might have been styled "A Ray of Sun
shine from Kansas." Optimism was the
keynote und colored every reference to life
and affairs, in the home, state and nation.
Hoch is a student of economic affairs and
gave the solutions to many questions from
a Kansas point of view. He possesses con
siderable eloquence and has had experience
that gives weight to his words.
FRIDAY'S SESSION. '
The county institute at Reynoldsville
closed at eleven o'clock Friday morning
with a ringing chorus under the lead of
Prof. J. W. Yoder. The end of the
institute' bore more resemblance to the
parting after a great family reunion than
CONTINUED ON FOURTH PAGE.
Additional personals on fifth nnd last
Mrs. Thomas Jewell Is visiting at
Warren, Pa. , !
Helena Black was in Phillpsburg a few j
days the past week. .
Albert Strouse spent Christmas at his
home in Reynoldsville.
Mrs. Glenn Eaton, of Sykesville, at
tended institute lust week.
Mrs. A. M. Applegato and daughter
Vera spent Tuesday in Dubois.
Frank Heidrick, of Brookville, was
a visitor in town Friday evening.
Will P. Herpel, or Pnnxsntawney, was
a Reynoldsville visitor Monday.
Benjamin Jones visited at Wilkesbarrc,
his old homo, over Christmas.
Raymond E. Brown and wifo, of Brook
ville.'are visiting their parents.
Margaret and Robert McClnre are visit-,
ing relatives in Luthorsburg.
Arthur Farrell. of Pittsburgh, is spend
ing the holidays with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Hirst are visit- j
ing their parents in Roynoklsvillo.
Will Hill, student of Allegheny College,
Is spending tho holidays town.
Cearing Barclay, of. Punxsutawnoy,
spent Sunday with his parents.
Miss Ella Madden, of Shamokin, is
visiting her parents in this placo.
Miss Adda Vyors, of Natrona, Pa., is
the guest of Mrs. Dr. B. E. Hoover.
Register and Recorder Ira J. Campbell,
of Brookville, was in town yesterday.
Miss Nolle Sutter, of Now Bethlehem,
was the guest of her parents over Sun
day. Carl Russell, of Kittanning, spent
Christmas with his cousin. Harold
Albert McKoo, of Pittsburgh, is a
guest at home of his uncle, G. B. McKee,
in this place.
Miss May Whittaker, who has been at
Iselin for sometime, spent the holidays in
Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Herpel, of
McKeesport, are spending the holidays in
John H. Kauchor is in Philadelphia this
week spending the holidays with his wife
Miss Dorothy Elliott, who is attending !
Indiana Normal, is spending the holidays
with her parents. j
Lawrence Whittaker, who is now in
business at Iselin. Pa., snent Christmas i
David Shearer, of West Reynoldsville,
was home over Christmas. He is now
employed at Kane.
Mrs. J. J. Sutter was called to New
York City last week on . account of the
death of her mother.
G. M. McDonald and .family and J. M.
Dailey and family spent Christmas at the
old homestead in Penfield. -
Mrs. Viola Stewart and daughter,
Blanche, of Warren, are visiting Reyn
oldsville friends and relatives.
Mrs. B. F. Gcrts, of New Bethlehem,
visited her mother, Mrs.J. J. Kirkwood,
in this place, over Christmas.
Frank X. O'Brien and wife, of Pitts
burgh, spent Christmas with the laMer's
parents, J. J. Sutter and wife.
Joseph McKernan, who haa been em
ployed at Mahonington, Pa., is visiting
rt his heme in West Reynoldsville.
Miss Hazel McCreight. who is attending
Indiana Normal, came home Saturday to
spend the holidays with her parents.
Sabina Jones, who has been employed
at Pittsburgh for sometimes spent Christ
mas with her mother in this place.
R. S. Muir and family, of Fairmonnt
City, spent Christmas at the home of the
former's father, R. D. Muir, on Hill street.
Joseph Felcht, wife and children, Earl
and Margaret, of Carnegie, Pa., spent
Christmas with the former's parents in
Miss Edith Newton has resigned her
position with the Reynoldsville Hardware
Company and left for her home in Coalport
George and James Muir, of Pittsburg,
came up lost week to spend a few days
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Muir, in this place.
Frank B. Ritzie, of Erie, came to Reyn
oldsville the past week to spent the bolt
days with his parents, Mr. and Thomas
Ritzie, on East Main street.
Fred Pifer, and family, of Ridgway,
were guests at the home of the former's
brother, Harry K. Pifer, in this place a
few days the past week.
John S. McDonald, and family, who
have been living at Stoneboro, Pa., some
time, are spending the holidays with
relatives in Reynoldsville.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goss, of East
Brady, are spending the holidays with
Mrs. Goss's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Matthew PniUips, on Jackson street.
Homer R. Ressler and wife, of Johns
town, were guests at the home of the
former's parents, Mr. and Mas. Samuel
Ressler, -On Hill street, over Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. George MeHlnger will
leave to-day for Orange City, Florida,
on their annual mid-winter tour to the
tropics. They will be absent several
Ross W. Deible,a former Reynoldsville
boy who is in the jewelry business at East
Brady, -visited his parents, . Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Deible, on Grant street .the past
Rev. B. C. Coleman and wife, of
Lebanon, Pa., are being entertained at
the home of Mrs. Coleman's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Kroh, on Jackson street,
Albert Hellberg, one of The Star's
steadv readers at Punxsutawney, visited
Alfred Carlson at Prescottville Monday
and paid a pleasant visit to The Star office
before returning home.
Card of Tbanka.
For all kindness shown and sympathy-
expressed by friends and neighbors before
after the death of our wife and mother, we
desire to return our slnoerest thanks.
William Broad and Children.
MRS. JANE BROAD
CALLED BY DEATH
' Mrs. Jane Broad, wife of William Broad,
of Jackson street, died at her home at
8.00 . o'clock Wednesday afternoon,
December 23, 1010, after an illness of three
days duration from pneumonia. Funeral
services were hold at the home Saturday
afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by Rov.
J. F. Black, of the M. E. church, and
burial was made In the Reynoldsville
cemetery. The mourners and the casket
wore taken to the cemetery from the
house by trolloy.
Mrs. Broad was 83 years old, havUg
been born in Devonshire, England, July IS,
1S47. She was united in marriage to Mr.
Broad in Englnnd. and accompanied him
to America 21) years ago. One year later
the family moved to Reynoldsville and
have ever since resided here. Besides the
husband, the deceased is survived by the
following sons and daughters: William
Broad, of Dixonville, John Broad, of'Scalp
Level, Miss. Ella Broad, at home, and Mrs.
Emily Dickey, of Punxsutawnoy.
Nineteen grandchildren also survive. All
of the children living away were present
at the funeral.
STRUCK OIL IN BUTLER
Friday of last week drillers on a now
well of 'the Jefferson and Butler Oil and
Gus -Coinnany, near Petersville, Butler
county, struck a good flow of oil at a depth
of 1 ,flO0 foot. At the present time the well
has fllled with over 1.200 feet of oil and
indications are that when pumped and
properly developed the company will have
a very profitable hole.
This company is composed almost wholly
of Reynoldsville men. Its president is
Will W. Wiley, secretary and treasurer,
K. C. Schnckers, and stockholders John
Conser. Edward Jennings, E. C. Dayis,
Mrs. James H. Spry, Albert M. Smith and
F. P. Ailelsperger. of Reynoldsville, and
M. S. Miller, of Williamsport. The com-
finny also owns a number of other wells
n Butler county and owns valuable acre
age for future development.
IN THE RACE FOR REGISTER.
County Treasurer W. G. Bufflngton, of
Brookville. was among the visitors to
Reynoldsville institute week. The
dangerous Illness of Mr. Bufflngton "s wife,
who was suffering from pneumonia,
prevented him from staying in town
through the session. Mr. Bufflngton is
now rounding out the second year of his
term as county treasurer, and few
officials who have previously held the
office have proved more popular or obliging.
Hitherto it has been the custom to re
ward faithful service in this office by a
succeeding term In the register and
recorder's office, it being impossible under
the statutes of the state for the treasurer
to succeed himself In the same office. Mr.
Bufflngton, at the proper time, will
announce himself as a candidate for the
Republican nomination for register and
recorder and, judging by the fine support
that was given him throughout the county
In his treosurership contest, will be in a
position to put a most interesting fight.
He will have back of him not only a
legion of workers, but the precedent of
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT 1
WHEREAS. Our Order has again
been visited by the messenger of death,
thereby removing from our midst our
boloved sister, Mrs. .Uary A. Gricks,
therefore be It
Resolved, that we, as Daughters of
Rebekah Lodge No. 205, bow iu submis
sion to the Divine will of Him that doeth
rll things well, and that we hereby ex
press our sincere sympathy at this sad
time to the family of the deceased :
Resolved, That our charter be draped
In mourning for a period of thirty days,
that these resolutions be recorded In our
minute book, published In The Star,x
and a copy sent to the family of the
Mrs. Annie Winslow j
. Mrs. Edith Hoover Committee. I
Mrs. Ella Evans )
Dangerous Stray Shot.
Monday night a group of men composed
of Italians and Americans began to
quarrel while standing at a point several
rods up the R. & F. C. R'y. from the Iron ;
bridge on Main street, and one of the
Italians drew a revolver on an American.
He shot, and the bullet, passing over the
head of his intended victim sailed through
the air, across the creek and crashed
through the door at the home of E. L. I
Johnston, In West Reynoldsville. After
passing through the door it crossed the
room and hit a curtain, dropping to the
floor. The bullet was picked up by Mrs.
Johnston, who was in the nm at the time.
Cumfy slippers In colors price 11.50 a
"That Week in Reynoldsville"
(The following lines were written by a
visiting teacher during a session of the
county institute last week.) . '
If e'er you are sad and lonely,
If trouble comes to stay,
And If you can't forget them
And they won't go away ;
. If you feel yourself a-sliding
To the bottom of the hill
Think, oh, think about the week -You
spent at Reynoldsville. . .
Then you 11 think about the townsfolk
And their kindness and their graces ;
Then you'll think about the achoolm'ams
, And their smiling, pretty faces ;
And you'll think about the singing
How your heart would just stand still ;
As we sailed among the angels
That week at Reynoldsville.
How our souls were stirred within us,
By the words about the blindness
Of the poor dejected mortals
Who can't treat a boy wisp kindness.
How we learned if love far children,
Is not centered in your brsast
You may be rich and prosperous,
iiut never can oe uiessea. . r
Then if darkness gathers round you
Ana you feel you are forsalten
Just recall the good things laid,
And And you are mistaken.) '
Though storms grow dark around you,
Your soul with peace will fill,
If you think about the glorious week,
You spent at Reynoldsville!)
GRANT RHOADES DIED
! AT DUBOIS THURSDAY
Charles. Grant Rhoados, for over forty
years a resident of Reynoldsville, died at
his home in DuBois Thursday, December
33rd, after suffering seven weeks with
typhoid fever. He had moved to DuBois
In May of this year and was acting as chef
at tho Elk rooms at the time he became
The lurneral service was held at his
homo on Brady street Monday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. Dr. A, J. Meek, of the
Baptist church, after which the remains
were brought to Reynoldsville and ln-
! terred ' in the Reynoldsville cemetery.
Mr. Rhoades was a member of DuBois
nest of Order of Owls, and the services at j
the grave were according to the ritual of
that order. '
Mr. Rhoades was born in Reynoldsville
Sept. 5th, . 1R68, and was the son of
William and Caroline Rhoades. His
mother died while he was an Infant.
May 24, 1807, he was married to Miss
Rebecca Frantz at Salamanca, N. Y. and
six children came of tho union, of whom
five survive, as follows: Mrs. Guy Hart
man, of Punxsutawney, Misses Jessie,
Nellie and Ethel, at home, and Clyde,
nlso at home.
TIMES AND CICARS
AS CHRISTMAS GIFTS.
The Blaw Collapsible Steel Centering
Company made itself solid - with its
employes and with the railroad man who
do the switching around the plant by
generous Christmas gifts. To every
employe of the company in Reynoldsville
1 the company presented a large turkey the
. day before Christmas, and to oach rail
! reader a full box of flue cigars. Needless
to say the gifts were appreciated by the
! recipients and went a long way towards
cementing the friendly feelings that exist
I between the company and Its Reynoldsville
employes and friends.
Percy L. Hursh, superintended of the
Ceynoldsville plant of the Blaw Collap
sible Steel Centering Company for six
months after it commenced operation this
year, and since November chief inspector
for the company, has tendered his resig
nation to the company. Mr. Hursh has
in view another position in another line
of work, and if he accepts, will probably
move his family from Reynoldsville. The
people of town will regret his decision
to leave, as he was popular with the
employes at the plant and with the
citizens of the place.
Jonn W- Thornton, a former Reynolds
Tills boy who has been principal of schools
at Lldgerwood, North Dakota, for several
years, has just been elected to the position
of city superintendent of schools In that
elty, with a salary of 11,500 per year. The
Reynoldsville friends of Mr. Thornton and
his wife, who was formerly Miss Geneva
Milliren, will be glad to learn of the good
fortune that Is attending their life In their
Frank Roller, of Warren, was in Rcyn
oldevllle yesterday. Mr. Roller and his
wife were called to DuBois this week to
attend the funeral of the latter's father,
S. M. Bailey, who died very suddenly as
a result of blood poisoning. Thirty-three
years ago Mr. Bailey hod been accidentally
shot, and the bullets had never been ex
tracted. Recently he was kicked In the
same spot by a horse and it is supposed
that the bullets hidden In the flesh
were dislodged and that blood poison
Died at Bolivar.
J. S. Hammond and wife, of Reynolds
ville, and Dr. Charles C. Hammond and
wife, of Wishaw, were called to Bolivar,
Westmoreland county, last week, by the
illness and death of the father ot the
gentlemen, Thomas Hammond. The
deceased had reached the age of 77 years.
Death occurred Thursday and burial was
Death Of an Infant.
Esther Erdola, Infant daughter of Mr.
and Mrs,. Joseph L. Cable, of West Reyn
oldsville, died Monday, December 36th,
of bronchial pneumonia. The funeral
service will be held at : the home at
It o'clock to-day and burial will be made
in the Reynoldsville cemetery. Rev. J.
F. Black will, preach the sermon.
. An Opportunity.
During the winter term, which opens
January 3, the Clarion State Normal
School will make special provision for
students who are able to enter the junior
year of tho regular normal course. Such
students .may still be graduated in the
throe year course.
J. George Becht, Principal,
Baptist Church. .
At the Baptist church Sunday morning
a fitting New Year's Discourse will be
delivered, after which the Lord's Supper
will be administered. In the evening the
Rev. B. C. Coleman, of Lebanon, Pa., will
preach on the theme, "Doing God's Will."
Methodist Church. '
Services for Sunday January 1st, 11 :00
a. m., theme, "The Wise Accountant and
HisPrayer.'' 7:30 p. m., theme, "Making
the Most of Life."
"Ploying the Ponies" at Adelphi to
Joint Brown, of Brookville, spent last
Thursday In ReynoldsvlUa.
Frank Wescoat, who Is employed at
Wilcr.x spent Christmas with his family on
District Attorney , Jesse V. Long, of
Punxsutawney, was in Reynoldsville
yesterday. ' , . '
Mrs. A. M. Winslow, D. P., will install
therficers of D. of R. at Eleanora Friday
evening, December 30th.
' Coming, January 11th "The Climax"
a thrilling high class drama and a top
notch troupe of actors. Wait for it,
An interesting letter from Emerlckville
arrived last night too late to be Inserted
tills week. We will use It next week.
Christmas was observed In Reynolds
ville Monday afternoon, most of the
stores and business places closing for the
The bar room of the Imperlul hotel
has been moved from Its former location
to the room on Main street In the new
addition to the hostelry.
Carl Murray is ill with pneumonia. His
condition at this time is very serious. We
hope his grit, assisted by a strong constitu
tion, will enable him to overcome the di
sease so he can take up his duties as teach
er of the Bollinger school.
Prof. Willis Y. Welch, of the department
of biology of the Clarion Normal, will
lecture in the Reynoldsville school audi
torium on Friday evening, Jan. 13, The
purpose of the lecture Is to supplement the
work of the department of natural history
of our own school.
Autoing iu the snow furnished divers
ion to a number of DuBois and Reyn
oldsville people the past week. On many
of the country roads great drifts would
prevent the passajre of an auto, but be
tween DuBois nnd Reynoldsville the road
is fairly clear.
The theatre orchestra rendered appro
priate music at tho farewell dance given
in the Elk club rooms last Thursday even
ing. The evening's entertainment suffices
to demonstrate the extreme hospitality
shown by our local people during the recent
Institute.' The evening was spent In a
most enjoyable manner.
C. R. Hall and wife spent a happy Christ
mas with Mr. and Mrs. Darr at Brookville
and warmed their hearts with the genial
company of their three grand-children, not
forgetting to assist them ia devouring a
couple of Christmas turkles. We have Mr.
Hall's word for It thatapleasanter day and
a nicer meal was not enjoyed by any resi
dent of Reynoldsville.
County Commissioner E. T. McGaw, of
Brookville, was In Reynoldsville institute
week. The Jcffersoulan Democrat of
Brookville Is authority for the statement
that Mr. McGaw will be a candidate for
the Democratic nomination for commis
sioner again the coming year. There will
be a number of candidates in the field and a
warm contest Is probable.
Perry A. Hunter, manager of the Amer
ican hotel in Brookville, was one of the
many county seat visitors to Reynoldsville
during Institute week. Mr. Hunter will
probably be a frequent visitor to town next
year during the. Republican primary cam
paign. While Ir. Hunter has not an
nounced his candidacy, it is generally un
derstood that he will contest for the nomi
nation for register and recorder.
Tie following officers have been elected
to serve in John M. Read Lodge F.
& A. M., for the coming year: W, M.,
Manley E. Weed; a W., Fred J. Butler;
J. W.t Russell B. Fleming; J. D.,
William Wardrop; S. M. C, Jesse L.
Hirst; J. M. C, J. Craig King; Purs.,
D. R.Cochran; Chaplain, H. L. McEntlre;
Tiler, George Warnick; Trustees, J. M.
Gathers, C. A. Herpel, J, S. Hammond.
The grand officers of the Grand Com
mander? of Pennsylvania, Knights Tem
plar, will visit and exemplify the work of
the order at Bethany Commandery of Du
Bois about January 14th, and the local
Commandery will give a reception to the
Sir Knights and their wives at the rooms
of the Acorn Club. Some twenty-five mem
bers of Bethany Commandery are citizens
of Reynoldsville and they are looking for
ward to a pleasr.nt social time, - ' '
Among - the - visitor to Reynoldsville
institute week" was Thomas H. Mayes, of
Warsa township, a candidate for sheriff
afew years ago. Bluff old Thomas isn't
saying- a ' word these days, but he is
shaking bands right and left and sounding
sentiment in the various sections of the
county. He has a cordon of friends around
SJeynoldsville who would not be a bit
surprised to see him get into the game
again next year and do his best to capture
the few rotes more he needed to win the
trophy last campaign.
Prof. Walter R. Egbert, In an address
before the high school section of the teach
ers Institute just closed, paid a high trib
ute to the efficiency of the work In English
done In our local high school. It might be
well for our readers to remember that
the English course as given in the Reyn
oldsville high school this year emphasizes
the reading of the classics and It gives
abundant practice in written composition.
Byron C. Piatt, in his lecture, argued that
ohlldren should be guilded In what they
read. Our teachers are doing it. Dr. C.
C. Ellis gave emphasis to the same idea,
It is being ioue in the local schools.
SCHOOL DIRECTORS OE
THE COUNTY IN SESSION
Almost Two ll'indied Attend
the Anmn1 'A inti r Met ting.
The convention of the school directors,
of Jefferson county, InM In conjunction
with the county Institute I'l Rzynoldsville
Wednesday and Thursday of last weok,
was attended by hetiv"i one hundred und
.fifty and two hundred directors. The ses
sions were held in the pn'i'lc s-thool build
During tho sessions of the e"-ivnitlon ad
dresses were made by Dr. C V. Ellis, Prof.
H. S. Putnam, Prof. C. Hi Z.m .r, Prof. H.
A. Surface nud'Prof. L. Moytn Joues.
The following olileers were elected to
serve during the coining year: President,
J. G. Allen; Vice-President, Dr. J. O.
Sayers; Treasurer, B. M. Moore; Secre
tary, L. M. Lewis; Delegates to State
Convention, Dr. E. V. Kyle, L. M. Lewis,
D. A. Henderson, J. G. Allen, C. H. Small.
CLARION NORMAL STUDENTS
HELD BANQUET THURSDAY
Fourteen members of the alumni of the
Clarion state normal school who were at
tending the county Institute In Reynolds
ville last week, held a banquet at the Na
tional hotel Thursday night, after the lec
ture of Ex-Governor Hoch. It was an in
formal affair in which the pleasant mem-
ories of school days were revived.
A permanent organization was formed
under the name of the Jefferson County C.
S. N. S. Association and the following
officers were elected: President, C. A. An
derson; Vice President, Francis Heim;
Secretary, Emily1 Relchorter; Treasurer,
A FINE SHOW CONING.
The Man Oh The Box" was an amusing
comedy of almost furcial mischance when
Henry E. Dixey acted it for two soasons In
New York and on tour, nnd it ought to be
no less amusing when John Meehan and a
special company present It at the Adelphi
on Jan. 12th for one night. The book by
Harold McGrath has been widely read.
The play follows the lines ot the story
The box of the. title is the box of a
carriage that was 'waiting to take Miss
Elizabeth Annesley home from a grand ball
at the British Embassy, iu Washington.
For reasons of his own, "Bob Worburton,"
late lieutenant in the regular army, dons a
coachman's livery, sprang upon that box
and obstinately- fixed himself there. The
spring, and the obstinacy, bring him to the
Police court; they bring as well many
amusing consequences to Miss "Betty" and
her circle. Cupid the insinuating even In
precincts of a police court, speeds his
arrows and barbs each with a new compli
cation. The sum makes a diverting play,
which Is acted lightly, swiftly and
merrily. Seats on sale at Stoke & Fetcht
"PLAYING THE PONIES."
This great New York success by Aaron
Hoffman will be presented again by the
same cast that made such a success of It
about three months ago.
In addition to the old east a chorus has
been added, and this along with some new
"catchy songs," means that those who
saw it before can go again and see some
thing new. The show is being put on for
a good cause, and the prices are so low
that the Adelphi should be packed to the
Tickets are now on sale so everybody
turn out tomorrow night and (help a good
cause along. Prices 35, 36 and 50 cents.
Eagles Very Gei.erous.
The success of the teachers' annual in
stitute depended, at least In part, upon the .
people of Reynoldsville, as an Institute con
sisting entirely of Instruction and no soolal
enjoyment becomes monotonous.
Speaking as as a representative of the
teachers of Jefferson connty. I extend to
the people of Reynoldsville in general our
hearty thanks for their efforts to make our
week's stay Interesting and full of en
joyment. Especially, we wish to thank the Fra
ternal Order of Eagles for so generously
throwing open their parlors and also their
rooms of amusement.
Other orders cheerfully opened their
parlors It us, but the ordor mentioned
deserves' -special thanks for witholdlng
nothing that could In any way add to our
pleasure. A Teacher.
The following letters remain uncalled
ier in the Reynoldsville post office.
Edward Anderson, Miss H. B. Best, S."
J. Demlng, Adam Hlmes, J. F. Kelley, C.
J. Lilly, Edward S. Millen, William
Richards, Mrs. A. A. Stewart, Master
Harry Smith, Master Edward Smith, Miss
Maud Smith, Albert Sharp, 7 Herman
Walt, Domenlco Perrt.
Mrs. Frank Alfan, John Braken, L. D i
Ferris Jr., Louts Molpaer, Box 439.
When calling please give date of list.
S. M. McCreiht, P. M.
"Ploying the Ponies" at Adelphi to
morrow night. - ,
The greatest wearing shoes ever to th
trade. American Boys, price S3.00 and.
$3.50 - Adam's.'