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Bellefonte, Pa., Aug. 7, 1896.
To CorrRESPONDENTS.—NoO communications pub-
ished unless accompanied by the real name of
THINGS ABOUT TOWN AND COUNTY
——George Graham, a barber, has closed
his place in Philipsburg and moved to
——The Bellefonte band accompanied
the Methodists to their picnic, at Hecla, on
——Do you read the WATCHMAN? It
will cost only 25cts from now until after
——The wages of all employees of the
Valentine iron company will receive a cut
of 10 per cent., after Saturday, August
Harry Ehoch, of Philipsburg, and
Toner Hugg, of Mileshurg, were among the
winners in the Tyrone bicycle races, on
——Joseph Beezer, one of Bellefonte’s
best natured men and good meat dispen-
sers, is very happy just now. A new boy is
——TIt is rumored that George Fasig in-
tends moving his family to Philadelphia,
where he will embark in the wholesale gro-
——Centre county Pomona grange will
meet in the hall of the Mileshurg grange,
on Friday, August 14th. A full turn out
of the order is desired,
——The Bellefonte Evangelical church
and Sunday school will picnic at Hunter’s
park, on Thursday, August 13th. Every
one is invited to attend.
——The McSuley brothers are painting
a drop curtain for the auditorium at Grange
park, Centre Hall. It is needless to say
that it will be a nice job.
The Mileshurg hook and ladder com-
pany will hold a festival on the 14th and
15th. A foot race will be one of the special
amusement features of the evening.
——The grand aunual picnic of St. John’s
Catholic church, of this place, will be held
at Hunters Park, next Wednesday, August
12th. A good time is assured to all who
——A night blooming cereus, that has
numerous blooms and is 6 feet high, is de-
lighting Unionville folks just now. Mrs.
Daniel Hall is the proud owner of the
It is announced that the Welivar
Mf'g. Co., of Philipsburg, the new concern
that will make bicycles, will expend $3,500
on buildings and $5,000 on machinery.
Work is to he begun at once.
——On Thursday, August 13th, the an-
nual musicians picnic will be held at Pine
Grove Mills, or in the woods adjoining that
village. All musicians are cordially invit-
ed to participate in what is hoped will be a
very enjoyable occasion.
Green-groceryman Michael Thal was
tiding a colt near his home, at Roopshurg,
on Monday cvening, when the animal
frightened and threw him off. He had his
face badly skinned and otherwise sustained
—— Bellefonte castle Knights
Golden Eagle will hold a grand union |
picnic at Hecla park, on Thursday, Sep-
tember 3rd, when many orders from Cen-
tre, Clinton and Lycoming counties, to-
gether with the grand castle officers, will
be present. .
——John A. Weaver, of Philipsburg,
has been held for appearance at the Au-
gust court for embezzling funds of J.
Rearenden & Co., of Boston, Mass., for
which firm he was a traveling salesman
some time ago.
—Dr. M. Stewart, of Pine Glenn,
suffered a stroke of paralysis last week
from the effects of which he is lyingin a
precarious condition. His many friends
will be sorry to hear of his affliction and
unite in a hope for his recovery.
——While Mrs. N. E. Antes and daugh-
ter Pauline were at Atlantic City, recently,
the latter was seized with cramp while in
the water and it was only after the most
heroic efforts on the part of the guards that
she was saved. It required some time to
—John Lingle, who for several years
has heen studying pharmacy in Green’s
drug store, in this place, has resigned his
position. He will take a needed rest be-
fore entering a school for the perfection of
his studies in the fall. Will MecCalmont
has taken his place.
——There will bea regular meeting of
the Bryan and Sewall free silver club of
Bellefonte in the club rooms, on Tuesday
evening, August 11th. The rooms are in
the Jackson, Crider & Hastings bank build-
ing, over Kurtz’ hook store. Speakers will
be announced later. : :
—-Two youthful criminals were brought
to jail here, the other day, by officers
from Taylor township where they had stol-
en $7 from off John Henderson with whom
they had staid all night. No one knows
who they are and they volunteer little in-
formation concerning themselves. When
first incarcerated they said theyjlived in Al-
toona but investigation failed to find any-
one who knew: them at the address they
gave. They say now that their names are
Maynard and Morton Htll, and that they |
are sons of Stephen Hill, a Hollidaysburg
insuranee agent. ‘The boys claim to have
been on their road to Philipsburg to visit
Mrs. Mary Smith. They gave their ages
as 9 and 11:
The Sad, Sad Tale of Death.
“Life ! we've been long together
Through pleasant and through cloudy weather ;
*Tis hard to part when friends are dear;
Perhaps "twill cost a sigh, a tear;
Then steal away, give little warning,
Choose thine own time ;
Say not “good night,” Lut in a brighter clime
Bid-me ‘good morning.”
: JAMES TURNER.
On the afternoon of July 28th James
Turner passed away peacefully at his
residence in Howard Twp. For over two
years he was confined to the house
with stomach trouble, over half of this time
to his bed. He was born at Valentine's
works, Oct. 12th, 1827. His younger days
being spent here and at Rock works. In
1822 he went to Curtin’s and in the follow-
ing year he was converted and joined the
M. E. church to which branch of christian
workers he remained a faithful member up
to the time of his death. His marriage to
Hester Ann Taylor occurred at Curtin also
in the year 1853, the ceremony heing per-
formed by J. W. Haughawaut. Several
children were the result of this union;
five of whom are living, Ella in Forrest ;
Justus in Lycoming ; William in Elk coun-
ty ; Martha and John at home with their
He was a member of Howard grange, his
occupation being that of a farmer fora
number of years. By virtue of his service
in the army he was a member of the G. A.
R., Howard post, by whose members the rit-
ual was performed at the cemetery.
funeral service at the house was by Rev.
Geo. E. King assisted by Rev. J. W. For-
est. Thus has one passed away, after hav-
ing served his God, country and home ex-
emplifying that whatsoever a man soweth
that also shall he reap.
MRS. WILLIAM D. DUKEMAN.
Death is sad at all times, but when
the summons comes to a young wife
and mother there is something inex-
pressibly afflicting in it. Such was
the death of Mary B. Dukeman, which
occurred at her home, on east Bishop
street, on Monday morning ; leaving be-
hind her a husband and three dear little
children who will feel their loss when they
realize the void that the withdrawal of a
tender mother’s love has made in their lives.
Though Mrs. Dukeman ‘had been ill for
nearly six months and it was generally sup-
posed that she was suffering with incurable
consumption, her death was in a way un-
expected. She had been reported better a
few days before, so that when she sud-
denly expired, while sitting in a chair in
her bedroom, the end was a shock to her
many friends in this place.
Her maiden name was Mary B. Snyder:
of Eagleville, Mr. Dukeman having mar-
ried her shortly after coming to Bellefonte
as deputy for sheriff W. Miles Walker.
Three little children were born to their
union. The eldest is a girl of eight and the
other two are boys, one of whom is only
eight months old.
Her remains were taken to Eagleville,
on Tuesday morning, and interment was
made next day. She was 32 years and
4 months old, and a consistent mem-
ber of the Lutheran church, an amiable
neighbor and a woman whose memory will
be a sweet one to all who knew her.
MRS. W. H. NOLL.
About six ‘o'clock on Sunday morning all
that was mortal of Mrs. W. H. Noll, of
Pleasant Gap, passed into immortality and
a husband with five children are left
to mourn the taking away of a most excel-
lent wife and mother.
Mrs. Noll had not enjoyed perfect health
for several years. Though she was always
in good spirits and seemingly well, she
suffered more or less with her heart and
other complications gave her constant
trouble. During the Guard encampment
at Lewistown she spent some time there
with a party from Pleasant Gap. Unfort-
unately she got wet on the return drive
and contracted a cold which developed in-
to something like pneumonia, precipitating
She was a Miss Catharine Tate, a daugh-
ter of Foster Tate, and was just 33 years
and 13 days old. Of the five children who
survive her three are girls and two boys.
Rev. R. L. Gearhart, of the Bellefonte
Reformed church, officiated at the funeral,
on Tuesday morning, assisted by Rev.
Hughes, of the Pleasant Gap Methodist
church. Burial was made in the Lutheran
church at the Gap.
Deceased was a most exemplary woman
in every way and that she should have
been taken away from those who needed
her so much is one of those inexplicable
doings of God in which there is some
Divine plan being worked out.
It was a matter of general surprise and
regret here when it was learned that Daniel
Showers, a son of Mr. William Showers, of
Curtin street, had died in Buffalo, N. Y.
on Wednesday. - He had gone to that city
about two months ago and nothing was
known of his illness until the startling
news of death reached here, then it was
learned that he had been ill a short time
Deceased was about 35 years old, leaves
a widow and child, and was a rail-road
firemen. He had been employed by the
Valentine iron company and the Central
R. R. Co. of Pa., prior to his going to Buf-
falo. He was a brother of Elmer Showers
and of Mrs. Jacob Meisse, of this place, and
was a man who enjoyed the esteem of a
large circle of friends.
The remains were brought here last night
and will be buried to-day.
MRS. CHARLES E. ECKENROTH.
After a long siege of the most painful
illness Mrs. Charles E. Eckenroth, of east
Howard street, was called to that great
bourne whence no traveler returneth. The
summons come on Tuesday evening and
was the fatal ending of one of the many
sinking spells that marked her final disso-
lution. Stomach trouble was the cause.
Deceased: was Miss Priscilla Peters, a
daughter of Benjamin Peters, of Ferguson
township, and was born, August 15th,
1845. Besides her husband, two sons,
Edward and Frank, and one daugh-
ter survive. Funeral services will
be conducted at her late home this
morning, by Rev. J. W. Rue, of the
Methodist church of which she was a mem-
ber. Interment sill he made in the Union
THE VENERABLE HENRY SHOWERS.
At the ripe old age of eighty-two Henry
Showers, one of Zion’s oldest and most
estimable residents, closed his eyes in death
early yesterday morning. Possessed of a
very retentive memory he was a most-—de- |
lightful companion because of the great
fund of stories, incident to the early life of
the county, that he carried in his mind.
Only one son survives, William Show-
ers, of this place. Funeral services will
be held at the late home of the deceased on
Saturday morning at 9 o’clock.
—Rev. B. B. Henshey, aged 60 years,
died at the home of his wife’s parents, in
Unionville, on Friday morning. He was
a minister of the Baptist church and prior
to accepting a call to Indiana, Pa., he had
been located at Philipsburg, where one of
his daughters, Mrs. Robert Scott, lives now.
Deceased had been in failing health for
some time and about a month ago gave up
active ministerial work in the hope that a
rest at Unionville would improve him, hut
the stomach troubles with which he suffer-
ed grew worse and death ended his suffer-
ing. Deceased was a veteran of the late
war and leaves a widow with two sons and
twodaughters. Funeral services were held,
on Monday, at Unionville, the Rev. W. H.
"anToor, of Philipshurg, officiating.
——Helen, the baby daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward McGuiness, of Valentine
street, died on Sunday morning. Inter-
ment was made in the Union cemetery,
Monday afternoon, at 4 o’clock. The babe
was five months old.
Lizzie Martin, a 13 year old Miles-
burg girl, recently returned from a visit to
Marsh Creek. While there she picked 169
quarts of blackberries.
——Laura B., wife of W.H. Minnick,
died at the cross roads, within a short dis-
tance of Warriorsmark, on Tuesday.
——The WATCHMAN from now until
after the campaign for 25cts. Take it.
eee GQ) eens
——Beezer and Hasel, the meat men on
the Diamond, will please you if you only
give them the opportunity.
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——The bicycle races at Tyrone, on Sat-
urday, were not a success financially,
though all the prizes were awarded.
——There will be a festival at the Marsh
Creek Baptist Mission chapel, on Saturday,
Aug. 15th.. The proceeds to finish the
house. Come one and all.
——John McCartney, of Marsh Creek,
has recovered from the bite of a copper-
head snake. He simply bathed the wound
often with salt and water. .
——On Wednesday, August the 12th,
the members of St. John’s Catholic church,
with their friends, will picnick at Hunters
park. Everyone is invited to attend.
——Robbers entered Peter Shadle’s room
in the home of C. G. Furst Esq., in Lock
Haven, early Wednesday morning, and took
the man’s trousers from under his pillow,
while he slept. They procured $70 from
——The new water company that is plan-
ning to help supply the town of Philips-
burg with water claims to have located a
spring, in Cold stream, that will rival our
beautiful fountain in the volume and puri-
ty of its out-put. What we can’t under-
stand is when did Philipsburgers take to
water so hard that one company is no long-
er able to satisfy their thrist for so mild
——DMrs. E. M. Edwards, the noted foot
specialist with Fowler & Hanna, of Phil-
adelphia, is in town and has opened an
office at 13 Crider’s Exchange where she
will be glad to consult any-one needing
services in the care of hands or feet. Mrs.
Edwards has gained an enviable reputa-
tion in her line and her visit to Bellefonte
affords a rare opportunity to consult one
of repute in this profession. She will be
here for ten days only.
——This has been a great week at Hecla
park. With a picnic every day and a big
balloon ascension great crowds have heen
attracted to that resort. On Tuesday the
Methodists of Williamsport, South Will-
iamsport and Newberry were there. Wed-
nesday, the Bellefonte Methodists. Thurs-
day the Maccabees of Williamsport and
Newberry and to-day the Good Templar
band and other organizations from Lock
Haven are having fun at Hecla.
——There were about fifteen hundred
people at the Williamsport Methodist pic- |
nic, at Hecla, on Tuesday. Leo Stevens,
the aeronaut, made a very fine ascension
and after being carried high into the heav-
ens he did not cut loose from his balloon
until he had been carried about two miles
down the valley toward Hublersburg. He
had quite a thrilling landing, as he struck
in the top of a great oak tree. Aside from
being slightly scratched he was not in the
CoUNcIL’s MEETING. — The
meeting of council, on Monday evening,
was attended by a majority of Beliefonte’s
council-men and the business transacted
was mostly in the nature of complaints.
In the first place Col. E. J. Pruner,
owner of the Eagle building, complained
that the poor drainage of Pike alley caused
the flooding of store rooms in his building
every time thereis aheavy rain. The mat-
ter was referred to the street committee.
To the same committee was referred Mr.
Andrew Bell’s request for a pavement
grade in front of his Howard street proper-
ty. A new grade will not he made, how-
ever, unless it proves satisfactory to
holders of adjacent property.
The Undine fire company complained,
through committee, that the engine house,
on Logan street, needs repairing. It was
referred to the Fire and Police committee.
In regard to the condition of the streets
the men who are at work under commis-
sioner Shaughensey were reported to be an
inefficient lot, though the Street committee
reported considerable work done in var-
ious portions of town. A report was made
that the dilapidated board-walk in front of
the Rankin property, on Penn street, had
been torn away and would be replaced by a
The Finance committee reported the
urgent need for funds to meet current ex-
penses and upon motion of Mr. Williams
the treasurer was authorized to negotiate a
loan of $3,500 to carry the borough along
until returns begin to come in from the ’96
After authorizing the payment of bills to
the amount of $622.30 council adjourned.
NEW TEACHERS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
—There was quite a surprise sprung at the
meeting of the public school directors of
Bellefonte, on Saturday evening, when Mr.
S. Ammerman resigned as principal of the
High school. His action was very unex-
pected, as he had only heen re-elected to
his old position a few days ago and that
against considerable opposition: Mr.
Ammerman has secured a position as in-
structor in mathematics in the Wilkesbarre
High school and his resignation will take
effect at once.
Mrs. A. Lester Sheffer, who had heen
elected teacher in one of the primary grades
as Miss Jennie Strickland, tendered her
The hoard got over the difficulty by pro-
moting Mr. A. Reist Rutt to the position
of principal, and then moving Mr. Roy B.
Mattern into his place. This left Mr.
Mattern’s school, the senior grammar, with-
out a teacher. Three graduates of the
High school were applicants for the two
positions. Miss Anna McBride secured
Mr. Mattern’s place and Miss Mary Under-
wood was chosen to succeed Mrs. Sheffer.
Miss Lena Baum was an applicant for one
of the places.
THE REPUBLICAN CLUB ORGANIZED.—
The Bellefonte McKinley and Hobart pro-
tection and sound Money club met in the
Arcade, on Friday night, and effected a
permanent organization by electing the
following officers : President, E. R. Cham-
bers ; vice presidents, Thomas Donachy and
H. C. Valentine; secretary, Edmund
Blanchard Jr., and treasurer, W. F. Reeder.
When the regular officers had been installed
committees were appointed as follows : On
rooms, John Kline, W. F. Reeder and
Clement Dale ; speakers, W. F. Reeder,
W. E. Gray and E. R. Chambers ; finance,
H. C. Brew, Weyerman Noll and S. H.
After it had been decided to meet regu-
larly, on Tuesday evenings, several speech-
es were made. They embodied the usual
tirade on everything Democratic and in
lieu of argument the speakers excited a
few sickly cheers by calling names at their
A PRETTY WEDDING.—At four o’clock
Wednesday afternoon a pretty wedding was
solemnized at the home of Michael Crotty,
on east Bishop street, when Rev. Hoshour,
of the Lutheran church, united in marriage
Miss Mollie Crotty and Edward Wagner.
Notwithstanding the intense heat the
| bride and the bevy of young friends who
surrounded her made a very bright and
pretty group. She wore a gown of white
mull and the groom’s gift, diamond orna-
ments. The house was artistically decora-
ted with palms and flowers and after the
ceremony a delicious supper was served.
The guests from a distance were Misses
Bricker, of Virginia ; Quinn, of Altoona,
and Susie Collins, of Philadelphia.
The bride and groom left on the 5 o’clock
train for an extended stay at the seashore,
after which they will go to housekeeping
in Harrishurg, where Mr. Wagner is a
wholesale tobacco merchant.
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LEO STEVENS’ LAST APPEARANCE.—To-
day, Friday, the Good Templar hand of Lock
Haven, with about two thousand friends,
will picnic at Hecla park. At 4:30 p. m.,
Leo. Stevens is to make another, and his
last, balloon ascension at the park, the ar-
rangements for Saturday having been can-
celled. Trains will leave Bellefonte in the
morning at 7:20 and in the afternoon at
1:00, 3:45 and 7:30. Returning trains are to
leave the park for Bellefonte at 2:00, 5:46,
9:38 and 12:00 o'clock midnigHt.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see Leo
exceed even his past daring trips to the
A CIDER PRESS AT AXE MANN.—Henry
Meyer, of Axe Mann, and John L. Kurtz,
of this place, are the owners of a new water
power, four screw cider press that is being
set up in lower shops of the old Mann axe
works. Mr. Adam Hasel is superintend-
ing the work and when the machine is
ready for operation he will run it. The
capacity is from 100 to 125 bbls. per day.
News Purely Personal.
—Blancht and Jennie Fauble returued, on
Tuesday, from a week's stay at the shore.
Mrs. W. I Fleming and son Ward, are in Har-
rishurg helping W. I. enjoy these ccol (2) days.
—Mis. W. H. Wilkinson and her daughter Min-
nie, have gone to Yardrille for « two weeks stay.
—Mr. and Mrs. Adam Swartz and’ their daugh-
ter, Julia, are visiting at the home of Mr. Swartz’s
brother, Henry, in Philipsburg.
Mrs. Margaret Hutchinson and her daughter
Francis, are going to Newton Hamilton camp-
meeting, where they have taken a cottage.
—Daniel Keller, Robert Valentine, Richard
Lane, Charles Hendrickson, and several other
boys from here are down along the Bald Eagle
—Gregg Curtin, one of the Westinghouse, Pitts-
burg, student employees, is home visiting his
father and mother, Gen’l. and Mrs, Irv. Curtin,
on Linn street,
—Albert Loeb, a son of the late Adolph Loeb of
this place, is here visiting a few days with vela-
tives. He is employed in Punxsutawney and is
getting along nicely.
—Walter Crosthwaite, a former Bellefonte
printer, has heen home from Brookiyn, N. Y. for
a few days visit, He lives in Brooklyn with his
sister, Mrs, J. Linn Murphy.
—James C. Noll Esq, of Scranton, is back
among his old friends here for a few days, and is
looking particularly well. He expects to accept a
very lucrative position in Newark, N. J. very
soon. ; .
—DMiss Lillian Barrett and Maud Spiglemeyer,
two of the pioneer and expert bicyclers of the
town, are away wheeling. The former about Pot-
ter’s Mills, where she is the guest of Miss Allison
and the latter at Mifflinburg.
—Dave Kelley, an employee of the custom ser-
vice in Philadelphia, is here for a few weeks stay
with his aunts and brother. Dave has not been in
good health lately and hopes to recuperate in the
salubrious climate of Bellefonte.
—A party of Bellefonte young people are enjoy-
ing camp life at the Eagles Nest, on Spring Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sheffer, Mrs. Harry Schrey-
er, Miss Schreyer, of Chicago; Miss Robbins, of
Phila., Miss Emma Aiken, Wallace Reeder, John
Bower, Paul Sheffer, and others are in the party.
—Forest Magee, the bright and fine looking
young man who is now spending a few days in
Bellefonte, is hardly recognized as the chubby
little urchin who left here a number of years ago
for Philadelphia, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. M. Magee. He is now a student at the U. of
—Edward M. Kerlin, who manages Broclker-
hof’s large flouring mill at Roopsburg, was in
town Wednesday evening and made a pleasant
call at this office. It was too hot here for him,
however, and he struck for a cooler place. It
seems to us that if we had a brewery as close as
Ed. has, we wouldn't venture away from home
these hot days.
—Among the many summer visitors in Belle-
fonte, is Mrs. E. M. Edwards, of Philadelphia.
She will be remembered by many Bellefonte
friends as Miss Edith McCabe, a grand-daughter
of Wm. Eckley, of Reynolds avenue. She is com-
bining business with pleasure in her intent to
give Bellefonte people the benefit of her services
as a chiropodist.
—Mr. James R. Hughes, associate principal and
manager of the Bellefonte Academy, went to
Northfield, Mass., last Friday night. While there
he will attend Moody's school, afterwards going
on to Montreal and other Canadian points. A
trip down the St. Lawrence and a return hy
Niagara Falls will conclude his month's vaca-
tion, and a very much needed outing.
—Col. William R. Teller, affable and polished, is
in town for a week or so visiting at the home of
John M. Dale Esq., on Linn street. He has given
up his hotel enterprise at Blue Field, W. Va., and
will take charge of the Metropolitan, at Washing-
ton, D. C., about the first of September. Here is
another reason why we want to see Bryan elected
for what, with a Democratic President installed
there and Col. Teller running a hotel there, could
make a stop in Washington pleasanter.
—On Monday morning secretary F. H. Cota, of
the Y. M. C. A, and Emanuel Markle left for
what is designed to be a very delightful trip.
They started on their bicycles, Harrisburg being
the objective point. When that city was reached,
the weather was good, and they continued on to
Reading, Easton, thence across into New York,
and took a train for New Haven,” Conn., Mr.
Cota’s home. There they will spend several weeks,
making wheel excursions-into the interesting
parts of New England. >
—Yesterday morning, among those who took
advantage of the excursion on the P. R. R. to At-
lantic City and other Jersey resorts, were Misses
Mary and Henrietta Butts, Mrs, W. F. Reeder,
Mrs. Luther Roberts, Mrs. George Van Tries, and
D. C. Keller and wife, W. F. Reynolds, George T.
Bush and E. R. Chambers, who is going to say
goodbye to his family in Chester county, before
joining the Bryan forces in New York, on the 12th.
Mrs. Van Tries went to Asbury Park, where her
‘sister-in-law, Mrs. Harris, has a cottage.
—Mr. Frank Wetzler, the young corneter who
has made the Milesburg band one of the crack
musical organizations of this part of the State, gets
to Bellefonte often and seems to be much in de-
mand by the various mnsical organizations of this
place. Being of an obliging disposition he does
whatever he can to help others, but meanwhile he
is careful that the interests of the Milesburg boys
are not neglected. Just now they are working
schemes to secure new suits. With them seeur-
ed they are going to come up here and give our
people a fine concert. > :
—Three representative men from different parts
of the county were in town, on Monday, and
everyone of them seemed convinced that the sil-
ver movement will be a very important issue with
the farming classes everywhere. The gentlemen
were Michael Grove Esq., from Lemont; James
C. Gilliland, from Oak Hall; and Mr. Jacob Dun-
kle, from Hublersburg. All are farmers and very
intelligent gentlemen, so that their belief can be
accepted as the sentiment of many others. Mr.
Gilliland’s opinion being especially significant,
since he isa leader in the grange organization
which is looked to for a great free silver boom.
—On Monday evening Mr. Henry Walkey, of
Logan street, dropped into this office to order the
WarcuMaN sent to his nephew, W. W. Walkey, a
young man who is foreman in the Evanston, Ill,
Daily Press office. In this connection we might
state that Mrs. Walkey came down from Altoona
that evening. She had been up there spending a
few days with her daughter, Mrs. Harry Johnston,
who is in poor health. Mr. Johnston is a
son of John T. Johnston, ofthis place, and he
has lately left the employ of the Altoona electric
company to accept a better position in the same
line with the Pennsylvania rail-road company.
—A house party consisting of Miss Valeria
Shissler, Detroit, Mich. ; Mrs. Lizzie Brown, Jer-
sey Shore and Edward Haley, of Ridgway, have
been having a jolly time, this week, at Mrs.
Louisa Bush's in honor of the home coming of
her son, Harry P., who has been in South and
Central America for three years. Harry has had
many and varied experiences in his life as min-
ing engineer. His head-quarters most of the time
were at Cartagena or Bogato in the U. 8. of Colum-
bia ; but he inspected and prospected mines in
Venezuela, Guiana, Equador, Peru, Bolivia and
Central America for the New York company hy
which he was employed. The life may be very
attractive and exciting but he shows the wear and
tear of the climate and hardships and the need
of Bellefonte quiet and food.
LAYING OF THE CORNER STONE.—The
much talked of new Methodist church for
Mileshurg took another step toward com-
pletion, on Sunday, when the Rev. Dr.
Monroe, presiding elder of the district, laid
the corner stone with impressive services.
Owing to the intense heat the sermon was
preached inside the old church and not in
open air, as had been anticipated. The
building was erowded and a collection of
$274.25 was raised.
The formality of laying the corner stone
for the new building was gone through
with immediately after the service. The
stone itself is of white marble, 1x2, ft., and
was hollowed out so as to contain a Bible,
hymnal, book of discipline, a copy each of
the New York Christian Advocate, and the
Central Pennsylvania Methodist, copies of the
county papers, list of hoard of trustees, list
of building committee, list of class leaders,
names of Sunday school superintendents,
names of bishop, presiding elder and pastor
of the church.
The new building will be of brick and
will occupy a lot on Pike street within a
short distance of the old one. Having a
front elevation of 50 ft. it will include a
church and chapel in one. The former will
be 52ft. 8in. x 48ft. 10in. while the latte:
will be 58ft. 9in. x 27®. 10in. The build-
ing is so designed that the whole place can
be thrown into one assembly room if need
be. Under such circumstances it would
have a capacity of 550 people.
The building that is now in use’ was he-
gun in 1843 and dedicated three years
later. At present there are 181 members,
with a Sunday school numbering 300.
C. P. STONERODE’S HOME AT MILES-
BURG BURGLARIZED.—On Tuesday even-
ing, between 7 and 9 o’clock, the residence
of C. P. Stonerode, at Milesburg, was burg-
larized by sonie one who evidently knew
the place and exactly where to find what
they were after. While the family were
in the back part of the house the sneaks
entered by the front door and gaining en-
trance to the bed room of one of the daugh-
ters opened her trunk and took $50 there-
from. She had just returned from New
York, where she had been working. Other
trunks were opened and $4 were obtained.
The loss was not discovered. until the
family went to retire and noticed that the
trunks had been opened. It was quite
evident that some one who knew all about
the house did the stealing, for the keys
were first procured from their places of con-
cealment under the burezu scarf and the
trunks opened without making any noise
whatever. It is likely that arrests will
follow soon, as some parties are suspicioned.
KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE OFFI-
CERS.—The following are the officers of
Bellefonte castle, No. 357, of Bellefonte,
for the ensuing six months term.
Past chief, S. D. Gettig; noble chief,
Jas. I. Schofield ; vice chief, B. A. Musser ;
high priest, Rev. R. L. Gearhart D, D. ;
venerable hermit, James L. Rote ; master
of records, E. E. Ardery; clerk of ex-
chequer, A. Lukenbach ; keeper exchequer,
W. H. Taylor: sir herald, W. P.
Kuhn ; worthy bard, A. Lukenbach ;
worthy chamberlain, A. Hamilton ; ensign
Benton Tate ; first guardsman, I. N. Bush ;
second guardsman, Ed. Sweiler ; trustees,
E. Straub; John Yearick and Geo. Taylor ;
representative to the grand castle, E. E.
——Hillebrand, the convict who com-
mitted suicide in the Maryland penitentiary
the other day, confessed having been the
murderer of old man Bonnecka, the Al-
toona miser whom Wilson and Farrell were
lately convicted for killing. Itis thought
that Hillebrand was either insane or did it
to protect friends. =
——~Quite a number of the Williamsport
Methodists who picnicked at Hecla park,
on Tuesday, came on to this place to see
the sights of the Centre county metropolis.
——There were about 800 Williamsport
Maccabees at Hecla park yesterday. Many
of them came up here to spend part of the
Bellefonte Grain Market.
Corrected weekly by Geo. W. Jackson & Co.
The following are the quotations up to six
o'clock, Thursday evening, when our paper goes
ed wheat 65
Rye, per bushel... 35
Corn, shelled, per bushel.. 8
Corn, ears, per bushel 15
Oats, per bushel...... 20
Barley, per bushel...... 35
Ground Plaster, per ton 8 0
Buckwheat, per bushel.. oe qu
Cloverseed, per bushel... b 00 to $7 00
Bellefonte Produce Markets.
Corrected weekly by Sechler & Co.
Potatoes per bushel 25
Eggs, per dozen. 124
Lard, per pound. 7
Country Shoulders T
Tallow, per pound. 3
Batter, per pod... 15
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