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COUNTY INSTITUTE IN SESSION IN REYNOLDSVILLE
112 Pages TOLIIME 19. REYNOLDSVILLE, PENN'A., WJ&Dtf KHOAY, DECEMBKB 21, 1910. Smth S3 RE-MODELING OF 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 .werk.. 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 yard. 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 PROGRESS KM 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 charged. 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. Lutheran Church. - 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 To Increase Capacity Of TEACHERS GET ROYAL WELCOME TO TOWN l i 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 teachers. 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 private homes. 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. ' ;; Tuesday. Sessions. 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 delivery. 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 building.. - 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 THRILLING RIDE ON TROLLEY CAR LAST SUNDAY Car Gets Beyond Control and The Passengers Get a Fast Ride. 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. Great Magazine Offee. Buy your magazines in clubs and save money. For each club order in which tha American Magazine is one of the club,' 1 will make a nresent of a Webstar Now Illustrated Dictionary free, if yon order mis wee. 1 S. J. Burgooa, News Staad SILK MILL WILL BE SOLD BY THE SHERIFF FRIDAY JANUARY 6. . Property of th- American Silk " Company of New Jersey Under Hammet. 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 ENGAGEMENT ANMXfD , 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." r. 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 fiend. , , 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 Island dependency. Velvet shoes for woman, price 14,1a, Adam's Boot Shop. '