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KEYNOLDSVILLE, PENfTA.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBKB 28, iVK). NIIMBKII Si VOLUME 19. 8 Pages - s UST THREE DAYS OFiTHE PA THRONG. COUNTY INSTITUTE Large Attendance and Teachers Enjoyed Institute As They Never Did Before. x WEDNESDAY. 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 Dewey McMillen. 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 applause. THURSDAY SESSION. 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 schools. 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 pages. 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 Cochran. 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 Reynoldsville. Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Herpel, of McKeesport, are spending the holidays in Reynoldsville.' John H. Kauchor is in Philadelphia this week spending the holidays with his wife and daughter. 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 in Roynoldsvillo. 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 this place. Miss Edith Newton has resigned her position with the Reynoldsville Hardware Company and left for her home in Coalport Saturday. 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 mouths. 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 week. 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, this week. 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. REYNOLDSVILLE COMPANY 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 past -years. 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 deceased sister. 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 pair. Adam's. "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 ill. i 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. TENDERS RESIGNATION 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. CtlYSUPERINTENDENCY. 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 western home. Peculiar Case. 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 followed. 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 made Saturday 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, Clarion, Pa. 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 morrow night. Joint Brown, of Brookville, spent last Thursday In ReynoldsvlUa. Frank Wescoat, who Is employed at Wilcr.x spent Christmas with his family on Main street. 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 afternoon. 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 ing. . 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, Irene McMastois. 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 very closely. 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 Drug Co. "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 doors. 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. r Letter List. 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.'