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Bellefonte, Pa., Sept. II, 1896.
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THINGS ABOUT TOWN AND COUNTY
——William Barnes has purchased the
Bush house news stand from Jesse Under-
—— Interesting exercises attended the
opening of the High school, in tlis place,
——The Gerberich, Hale and Co., mill
race was drained off Monday evening and
boys caught bags nearly full of fine suckers.
——Mr. ahd Mrs. William Allen are
mourning the sudden death of their infant
daughter, which occurred Sunday morning.
——After helping with a grain thresh-
ing all day Saturday Joseph Isett, of Sink-
ing valley, went to hed that night and
never arose again.
——Maggie Gill, formerly of this place,
was struck by a street car, in Altoona, on
Monday evening. She suffered a slight
bruising of the right elbow.
——Dr. George W. Atherton, president
of The Pennsylvania State College, will
give a non-partisan talk in the court house,
this evening, on what he believes to be
——Charles Green, a venerable colored
man died at’his home, on St. Paul street,
because of heart failure. He left a widow,
two sons and one daughter. Burial was
made on Tuesday.
The Bellefonte school board is mak-
ing arrangements to carry out the com-
pulsory school law. All children between
the ages of eight and thirteen are now
forced to attend school.
——The disease that is killing hogs in
Half Moon valley has assumed the propor-
tions of an epidemic. Mr. Neidigh, who
lives on the William Gray farm, has just
reported the loss of sixteen.
——Handsome new show cases will coon
contain the many new trinkets and jewels
that F. C. Richard’s sons are displaying for
the fall trade. Three six foot, cherry frame
cases were put into their store on Wednes-
——On Tuesday, Sept. 15th, there will
be a second evangelistic rally at Hecla
park. Evangelists Weaver, Weeden and
Vandeventer will conduct it. Special
trains will be run from Lock Haven, Wil-
liamsport and Bellefonte.
——Leo Stevens was preparing to make
a balloon ascension from Huntingdon, on
Wednesday afternoon, when someone
called: “let go!” and all bands released
the ropes. The halloon shot off without
the aeronaut. He made a successful as-
cension later in the evening.
—LI. B. Luse and Miss May Hartman,
of Millheim, drove to Spring Mills, on
Tuesday evening, and were married. On
returning home they were met by a
calithumpian band, the horses unhitched
from their carriage, and the couple were
escorted home hy the most discordant mu-
sic that ever was heard.
——John Schrom, Bellefonte’s young
sailor, is now aboard the great American
liner, St. Paul. While nautical supersti-
tion has it that a bad fate hangs over that
boat, because she stuck in her stays when
the first attempt was made to launch her,
we hope John will come out all right and
not share in the misfortune should any be-
fall the hoat. He had heen aboard the
——A movement is on foot that will cre-
ate a furore in Pennsylvania. J. Carson
Mercer, county commissioner of Allegheny,
is having prepared a bill to be introduced
at the next session of the Legislagure pro-
viding that al! church property shall be sub-
ject to taxation the same as any other prop-
erty. Commissioner Mercer will also
bring the matter before the annual conven-
tion of the county commissioners, in Read-
ing, next month.
—— Fatty degeneration of the heart was
the cause of the sudden death of Mark G.
Crawford, a Tyrone hardware merchant,
while sitting in a rocking chair, on the back
porch of his home, last Sunday morning.
He had retired the night previous feeling a
slight pain in his back, but thought not
seriously of it. He awakened, as usual, in
the morning and after going down stairs
to make a firc he went to the porch to sit
down. He was found dead there.
—The wealth of Centre county, as
furnished by the auditor general, has been
compiled as follows : Number of taxables,
14,524. value of all real estate, $12,404 ;
value of real estate taxable, $11,141,162:
number of horses taxable, 7,200 ; value of
same, $246,421; number of cattle 7,810 ;
value of same, $113,886; salaries and
emoluments of office, $463,865 ; aggregate
of money at interest, including . mortgages,
judgments, etc., $2,779,629 ; total tax on
dogs, $814. This shows a fair increase
over last year. :
—The Academy opened yesterday
with a splendid showing. All of the
schools were well filled and the primary
department fairly overflowed. Mr. James
Hughes is home from his vacation in Massa-
chusettes and Canada with many new ideas
and enthusiastic as ever. Miss Julia Reed,
whose continuation year after year is suf-
ficrent recommendation of her efficiency
and popularity, is back from Conneticut
for the winter’s work, and Miss Overton,
whose success last year m1 the primary de-
partment was really remarkable, are all
starting in to keep the school at or above
its high standard.
THE RECORD DAY AT HECLA.—No one
was surprised at the crowd that thronged
Hecla park, on Wednesday, the occasion of
the joint picnic of the Lock Haven and
Bellefonte business men. It had been con-
fidently expected that all records for num-
bers would be broken if the weather was
propitious and the fact proved the expecta-
tions not ill grounded.
During the day there were fully seven
thousand people visited the park. It was
a nice crowd too. Orderly and good na-
tured, everyone seemed to enter into the
spirit of the thing ina way that madea
dull day an impossibility.
It was the first picnic of the two towns
and was conducted under the auspices of the
Bellefonte committee. Next year Lock
Haven will make the arrangements and
Bellefonte will go to the park as lookers on.
The picnic was more of an experiment
than anything else, but proved a thorough-
ly delightful one. The day was well put
in. Entertainments began in the morning,
when a ball game was played on the athlet-
ic field between picked nines from Lock
Haven and Bellefonte. In this contest
Bellefonte won by the score of 7 to 1.
After the ball game mayor Wm. H. May-
er, of Lock Haven, and burgess W. E. Gray,
of Bellefonte, welcomed the people in neat
words from the band stand in the east
woods. This was followed by a business
meeting in the same place at which a per-
manent organization of the business men
of Lock Haven and Bellefonte was affected.
Hammon Sechler, of Bellefonte, was elected
president. W. F. Elliott, of Lock Haven,
secretary; G. W. Fredericks, Lock Haven,
treasurer. These officers were empowered
to appoint an executive committee, three
from Bellefonte, three from Lock Haven,
two from Nittany valley and one from
Bald Eagle valley to co-operate with them
in perfecting the plans for the permanent
organization. Then band concerts began
on the grounds.
The Military and Good Templar bands, of
Lock Haven, and the Bellefonte and Un-
dine bands were all on the ground and
The tub race on the upper lake between
Jim Mahew and ‘‘Rastus’’ was a convul-
sive amusement and lasted about an hour,
finally resulting in ‘‘Rastus’’ getting the
candy from the wire.
Immediately thereafter the bicycle races
began. They were conducted by the
Bellefonte wheelman’s club and our riders
scooped most of the prizes. The races
were won as follows :
One Mile Novice: Won by Harry Miller,
Bellefonte. 2nd, Forney Winner, Lock
Haven. 3nd, Gus Brendle, Lock Haven.
Prizes-Bicycle suit, pocket kodak, cyclom-
eter. Time, 2:36.
One mile Race for boys under 17 years :
—1st, John Teats. 2nd, Jessie Under-
wood. 3rd, Harry Bell. 4th, Toner
Hugg. Time 2:54—All Bellefonte riders.
Two-third; mile open amateur :—1st, Harry
Miller, Bellefonte. 2nd, Harry Yeager,
Bellefonte. - 3rd, Ben. Bradley, Bellefonte.
4th, Casper, Williamsport. 5th, Audet,
Williamsport. Time 1:48. Prizes, dia-
mond stud ; 3 stone gypsy ring ; silk um-
Two mile race for colored men :—This was
the most interesting race on the program.
There were six starters, but before the
race was over three had fallen off and were
unable to get in again. On the last lap
Fred Robinson fell off and did not have
strength enough to finish by himself so he
was helped onto his machine and shoved
over the tape to get the third prize. 1st,
Billy Mills. 2nd, Thomas. 3rd, Fred
Robinson. Prizes—gold watch, sweater,
pair of stockings. ’
After some exhibition. riding by Casper
and Audet, on the Demorest companion
wheel, the races closed and speeches
were in order again. No politics entered
into the talks, so that they were thorough-
ly practical. During the rest of the day
various other entertainments had been pro-
vided : “usic, dancing, fireworks, ete.
the day being a round of pleasure from
start to finish.
Everyone left the park well satisfied
with the first picnic.
About the pleasantest feature of the oc-
casion was the liberality of the Central R.
R. of Pa. in providing everything for the
comfort of the people. The joint commit-
tees of the two towns :
E. K. Parsons, Joseph Ceader.
W. F. Elliott, - R. G. Larimer,
Lock Haven Committee. Bellefonte Committee.
deserve the greatest credit for having made
the event so much of a success.
J. D. Sourbeck,
G. W. Reese,
There was considerable disappointment
manifested that Hon. S. R. Peale, of Lock
Haven, was not on the grounds to speak,
since - he had been advertised. He has
authorized the WATCHMAN to say that he
has never disappointed a meeting in his
life and the reason he was not at Hecla
was because he ‘had neither been notified
nor invited.”’ !
Two of the most distinguished looking
men on the ground were mayor William
H. Mayer, Lock Haven, and Capt. John
Jack, of Philadelphia. The former enter-
ed into the spirit of the picnic and seemed
‘bent on doing his share toward making all
have a good time.
Bellefonte has rarely heard as fine a
band as the combined Bellefonte and Un-
dine made when they marched down High
street, Wednesday morning, playing Sousa’s
El Capitane. That music decided for plen-
ty of people the question as to whether
they would go to the park that day.
As usual there were a number of people
at the picnic who, out of the goodness of
their heart, were determined to share the
goodness of their baskets with others.
The fireworks looked beautiful on the
water. Crowds remained to enjoy them.
——Sheridan troop of cavalry, from Ty-
rone, took part in Huntingdon’s centenary
——Work is said to be more plentiful in
the Snow Shoe coal regions than it has been
in the last five years.
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——Thos. S. Emerson, manager of the
Hoover, Hughes and . Co, planing mill, at
Philipsburg, and a brother-in law of W. V.
Hughes of that firm, has been elected pres-
ident of the Curwensville lumber company.
——David Grazier, a descendant of the
original Graziers of Wrriors-mark valley,
died in Tyrone, early Saturday morning.
The paralysis that had partially in-
capacitated him for seven years was the
——1In a sick and depressed condition of
mind Mrs. John E. Hess, the wife of a
Clearfield groceryman, hanged herself in
the attic of her husband’s store, on Mon-
day evening. Sickness is ascribed as the
cause of her deplorable end. :
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——Our theatre-goers are eagerly wait-
ing the appearance of Miss Philadelphia,
Thos. D. Van Osten’s big spectacular ex-
travaganza, which had the phenomenal run
of one hundred nights in Philadelphia last
Spring, and is to be revived again soon at
the Park theatre where it is scheduled for
fifty more nights, after which it will start
on an extensive tour of the country. Mgr.
Garman was fortunate enough to arrange a
date for Bellefonte and looks forward to
this attraction as being the event of the
season, comprising, as it does, one hundred
people headed by the prince of comedians,
Willie Collier, and Inez Mecusker, prima
donna, and embraces such novel features as
aladies’ military band on the stage in a
grand military march, and the ladies’ sym-
phony orchestra of sixteen musicians from
Boston, Mass., this being the the first the-
atrical organization to carry a ladies’ or-
chestra. Among the other novelties will be
an exact reproduction of the famous Phila.,
New Year Shooters’ parade, which is a
grand Mardi Gras scene, with bells ringing,
whistles blowing, and the annual parade of
the shooters in their gorgeous costumes ;
and in this scene manager Van Osten pre-
sents Robert Newton, the 1895 New Year
Shooter prize winner, with his $3,000 star
and crescent costume, which requires 50
pages to carry the cape, and the costume,
when spread actually covers the entire
stage. It required the constant work of
five needle women for one year to complete
this marvellous costume which is a won-
derful piece of art needle work, some of
the beautiful flower designs standing fully |
four inches in thickness above the ground-
work, and were made entirely by hand
from the finest and most costly silk, satins,
velvets, and plushes. It is to be hoped
our citizens will support Mgr. Garman’s
efforts in bringing such high class- attrac-
tions to this place and give ‘‘Miss Philadel-
phia’’ a royal reception.
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FESTIVAL AT MILESBURG.—The Miles-
burg band will hold a festival, on Tues-
day evening, Sept. 29th, at which there
will be another great attraction, besides
the excellent ice cream, cake and things
that will be served.
The band is a deserving organization and
every one, who can, ought to lend. his aid,
however small, to the effort of the boys to
get new suits.
SIXTY YEARS MARRIED.—Mis. John
Wagner, of Spring street, has recovered
from her serious illness of last week. Two
weeks ago she and her venerable husband
gave a dinner for their children and grand-
children, at which Mr. Wagner greatly
surprised them by announcing : Sixty
years ago, to-day, Sarah and I were mar-
ried.” We doubt if there is any other
couple like them in the county. Both are
over eighty and they are well, able to be
about, in the possession of all their facul=
ties and interested in all the questions of
the day. They have not been drones in
life's busy market. Their comfortable
fortune was accumulated by hard work
and careful, honest living is likely the se-
cret of their physical well-being. May
they live to celebrate many more anniver-
saries of their wedding day is the WATCH-
A SEPTEMBER WEDDING. — Although
we have so long cherished the idea from
|| Locksley Hall, “In the Spring a young
man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of
love,”” September, with her glorious, gold-
en days, seems to suggest the happy culmi-
nation for another charming wedding oc-
curred, Wednesday evening, when Miss
Anna Woods, of Boalsburg, was married to
Dr. Thomas Olin Glenn at the home of the
bride’s mother, Mrs. Mary Woods wife of
the late Dr. Woods. The ceremony, at
which the Rev. George M. Glenn officiated,
attended with none of the regulation dis
play of attendants, was very pretty in its
simplicity as what wedding would not be
with a bride, gowned in white argandy
over a silk. ) > or
“The light of love, the purity of grace, x
The mind, the music, breathing from her face.”
A reception and supper followed, the on-
ly bappening to mar the perfect pleasure
was a quarter of an hour monopolized by
that ever present and have-to-he-endured
calithumpian. The number of prominent
people attending and the many pretty pres-
ents are only suggestions of Dr. and Mrs.
Glenn’s popularity in Boalsburg where she
has always lived and he, a graduate of the
Pennsylvania State College and of the Cin-
cinnati Medical College, has lately opened
what is proving a very successful and satis-
factory practice. = The wedding tour is
ostensibly to Washingtan, D. C., but just
where no-one, hut they two, knows.
THE VETERAN CLUB REUNION.—The
weather turned out to be anything but
pleasant, yet the thousand or more people
who went to Hecla Park, on Saturday
morning, to the Centre county veteran
club’s reunion, did not know that they
were to experience what has been about
the most disagreeable picnic day that has
ever hefallen that organization.
The day was cold and threatening up
'till 1 o'clock, when it commenced rain-
ing and rained until everyone had heen
driven from thegrounds. Happily there is
plenty of cover at Hecla, so that people
were protected until trains came along to
bring them home.
The business transacted was as fol-
lows : Meeting was called to order by Pres-
ident James A, Beaver at 10.30 a. m. Com-
rade Deniston, of State College, led in
prayer , after which committees were ap-
pointed on place of next meeting, and on
nomination of officers for the ensuing year ;
these committees to report at 1.30 p. m.,
to which time the club took a recess. The
club assembled at the appointed time and
the committe on ‘nomination of officers re-
ported the following. For president, Jas.
A. Beaver ; vice president, W.C. Patter-
son, of State College, and Thos. E. Royer,
of Miles township ; secretary, W. H. Mus-
ser, of Bellefonte ; treasurer, Geo. M. Boal,
of Centre Hall ; all of whom were elected.
The committee on place of the annual
meeting of the club reported in favor of
Hecla park, after considerable discussion
on different places of meeting. A motion
was made and seconded that the business
of naming a place for the next meeting of
the club be left to the executive committee
to decide at its next meeting.
The president reported the progress on
subscribtions toward a soldiers’ monument
for Centre county. At this point all busi-
ness being attended to comrade W. T.
Fitzgerald, of Bellefonte, read an original
poem on Gettysburg. Comrade John A.
Daley, of Curtin township, read a short
history of the 56th Reg. P. V., and especially
of Co. H. of that Regt., known as Col. W.
W. Brown’s ‘‘Sharp Shooters.”” Comrade
John Hamilton, of State College, gave
an account of the doings of the 1st Penna.
Cavalry, and of his own company accepted
by the government in April 1861, but not
ordered to Harrisburg until later. Com-
rade Robt. Cassidy, of Canton, Ohio, a mem-
ber of the club, then addressed the club
and friends. At 3p. m., the meeting ad-
journed and at 4.15 most all the people
left the park.
MucH IMPORTANT BUSINESS TRANSACT-
ED BY CoUNCIL.—All but one of the coun-
cilmen were present, on Monday evening,
at the meeting, because of the nature of the
business to be transacted.
Miss Ammerman requested the looking
after the sewer in Perry alley, as itis de-
stroying the walls . of her Bishop street
bome. Referred to street-committee. The
request of S. B. Miller for a grade on East
Linn street by which permanent improve-
ment can be made was referred to the same
committee. It is possible that a grade will
be established clear to the borough line, on
A request for an arc light on east Curtin
street was referred to the Street committee.
In the report of the Water committee it
was advised that a new roof be put on the
boiler house of the water works. Upon rec-
ommendation the committee were em-
powered to put a slate roof on the brick
portion of the building.
The Market committee reported the col-
lection of $16.10 in fees.
The Fire and Police committee asked for
an appropriation for the Logans and for
new uniforms for the police. Council de-
cided to hold the Logan appropriation
over. More for a scare than anything else,
we suppose, for that body wouldn’t be
foolish enough to suppose that the town
would tolerate a withdrawal of support
from the firemen.
Bids to furnish coal for the water works
were opened at this meeting. All the
Bellefonte firms, except McCalmont & Co.,
were bidders. Their offers being so rea-
sonable that the matter was left to the
Water committee to decide. R. B. Tay-
lor has been given the contract. His price
was $1.38 per ton delivered.
The borough solicitor was instructed to
prepare an ordinancé against riding bicycles
on the pavements and present it at the
next meeting for approval. A require-
ment for all wheelmen to use lamps and
bells ought also to have been engrafted
into the ordinance. They are becoming so
numerous as to be extremely dangerous
and council should enforce such precau-
tions for the public safety.
Upon advice of chairman Williams,
the advisability of purchasing a stone crush
er for use on the streets was considered.
He announced thas it was impossible to
do the needful work under the present
system and that a crusher is badly needed.
After much discussion Mr! Keller moved
that a crusher with elevator and screen
chute he purchased upon the best terms pos-
sible, but only after it had heen set up and
thoroughly tested. :
Just what council means by" such an in-
vestment no one seems to know. The
town is over head in debt now but that
seems not to have been considered.
His POCKET PICKED.—Some light finger-
ed individual ‘‘touched’’ Daniel Garman,
of this place, just as he was about to board
a train for the picnic, at the foot of Lamb
street, Wednesday morning. Mr. Garman
had been counting his money in full view
of the crowd and it is supposed that the
fellow saw him and followed him until he
was ahout to step on the cars, where he
remembers having been touched.
—A. A. Pletcher, of Nittany, will teach
the graded school, at Clintondale, this fall.
Semmens ff ceesee—
—Experts report most encouraging signs
of oil in Gallagher township, Clinton coun-
ty, where they are prospecting for Lock
Haven capitalists. :
—After a six week’s suspension the
Mill Hall brick works are again in opera-
tion working out orders for paving brick
for many cities in the State.
——Mr. Henry Bollinger, a native of
Millheim, died at Bridgewater, South Da-
kota, on the 26th ult. Deceased was 60
years old and leaves a large family.
—Flemington wants a bicycle factory
now. $3,000 are needed to start the enter-
prise. It is beginning to look as if there
will soon be several machines made for
every inhabitant of the land.
——State zoologist Dr. B. H. Warren
has reported that the ravages of the army
worm have ceased, with little prospect of
them returning next season. Estimated
damage to crops is $200,000.
CATECHETICAL CLASS.—There will be no
meeting of the catechetical class in the Re-
formed church, at Zion, on Sep. 12th and
19th, the class will hold its next meeting,
on Saturday, Sep. 26th, at 2 o’clock, in the
R. LEIGHTON GERHART, Pastor.
er ee Qe eens.
MARRIED WITH THEIR FINGERS.—It
will be interesting to many of our readers
to read the following from the Williams-
port Sun :
“A pretty quiet, yet withal unique,
wedding occurred at 8 o’clock last evening
at the residence of Mrs. M. E. Goodfellow,
645 Maple street. The parties were Gus
M. Fahnestock and Miss Bessie Goodfellow,
Rev. J. M. Kohler, of Philadelphia, offi-
ciating. The groomsman was Peter Leon-
ard and Miss Mary McDermott of this city
acted as bridesmaid. All parties were deaf
mutes except Rev. Kohler, who though
deaf, can speak.
In performing the ceremony he first
spoke aloud the ritual and repeated it in
the sign language. The wedding was wit-
nessed by a number of guests, and the cer-
emony was solemn and impressive.
Mr. and Mrs. Fahnstock were the re-
cipients of many gifts. They go to house
keeping at once in their own house.’
The bride is a native of Bellefonte. She
was born here twenty-three years ago. In
full possession of all her faculties, while
living up along Spring Creek, she was seiz-
ed with scarlet fever, the after-math of
which was the loss of both hearing and
News Purely Personal.
—Mrs. Tom Shoemaker is visiting Mrs. Philip
Collins in Ebensburg,
—Miss Annie Clever, of this office, attended the
Huntingdon centennial and thought it was great.
—Miss Gertrude Irvin and Her little sister Hel-
en are in Philipsburg visiting her aunt Mrs. J. D.
—Will Hillibish is home from his work at John-
son's steel plant, at Loraine, Ohio, for a two week's
—Mrs. Edwin Tyson and daughter, Miss Sara,
of Philipsburg, with Mrs. Will Tyson, of Vail,
are visiting friends at their old home here.
William Diehl, the populer thresher of How-
ard, and Frank Wallace, of Milesburg, on their
way to Hecla, stayed in town, Wednesday, long
enough to visit our “‘devil’s” den.
—The Misses Annie and Julia O'Donoghue,
Mortimer O’Donoghue’s two pretty sisters who
have been out at Mrs. Tonner’s for several weeks,
leave for their home in the Quaker City, to-day.
—Dr. Miles Kirk, who is now a full fledged
boltocrat with a Palmer badge under the lapel
‘of his coat where he wore the McKinley one, was
called to Barnesboro Tuesday by’ the illness of
his nephew, Dr. Tom Kirk.
—Miss Mary H. Linn, one of our clever and
popular girls, has gone to Dimock, Susquehanna
county, to tutor for two months. Her pupil is a
Bryn Mawr student, who does not atténd college
during the autumn months.
—Mrs. William Laurie, of Spring street, left for
Holyoke, Mass., on Monday morning, to which
place she accompanied her daughter Bertha.
The latter will enter the woman's college at that
place for a course of study.
—Mrs. John I. Rankin wasintown over Sun-
day on her way home from Philipsburg, where
she has been visiting for several weeks. Her
home is now in Philadelphia where Mr. Rankin
has a good position under Mayor Warwick, and as
that is her native place she has not bemoaned
the seven years away from here.
—Mr. and Mrs. John O'Conner, formerly of
Bellefonte, but now of Philadelphia, have been
spending some time with friends in Snow Shoe.
Mrs. O'Connor's health had been very peor, but
she is regaining it among the mountains. John
returned to Philadelphia, on Wednesday evening.
—Banker W. B. Mingle, of Centre Hall, spent
Tuesday afternoon in Bellefonte, busy as he al-
ways appears to be when here. In all the rush,
however, he found time to say that he had never
known a national campaign to enthuse the peo-
ple in the vicinity of Centre Hall as this one is
doing. He seems to think that the enthusiasm
will amount to something, too.
—J. Frank McCormick, son of Hon. John T. Me-
Cormick, of Ferguson township, was in town on
Wednesday. He had been ambitious to secure a
position as instructor inthe High school here
and would have made a good one, as he was an
honor man in the elass of '96 at the Pennsylvania
State College, but now he has accepted a position
t6' help Hon. John A. Woodward carry on the
Farmer's Institute work in the State, —
—Mr. D. Fleisher, of Centre Hall, was in Belle-
fonte, on Tuesday, and honored the Warcuman
office with a-call. Had we not known him to be
4 man of exceptional veracity we would have
been disinclined to believe his statement that he
is eighty-five years old. He certainly looks and
moves like a much younger man, but then it
just shows what forty years a WATcHMAN reader
does. Mr. Fleisher isa particularly affable gen-
—On Monday noon Mrs. Luther Roberts, who
has been here for two months visiting her mother
Mrs. Catherine Humes and other relatives, left for
her home in Passadena, Cal. With her went Mrs.
Catharine Whitmer, of Los Angeles, who has
been East since May visiting relatives. Mrs.
Whitmer was a Miss Corman, of Penns valley, and
although nearly eighty years of age is so bright
and active that she enjoyed every minute of her
stay and looked forward to her journey across
the continent with pleasure.
DEATH AT PORT MATILDA. — Mrs. Mar-
garet Jones, wife of J. G. Jones, of Port
Matilda, Pa.,departed this life, on Septem-
ber 5th, 1896, aged 76 years, 8 months and
The deceased had heen an invalid for
some time, but was confined to hed only a
little while, during which time she appa-
rently suffered little.
She was for sixty years a member of the
church. On March 7th, 1867, she united
with the Methodist Episcopal church hy
letter from the Baptist church, of which
she had been a member for thirty years.
Her profession of faith and confession of
Christ was not so loud and ostentatious as
| that of many others, but her precept and
example was such as that an influence was
wrought for good upon all with whom she
was brought in contact.
She died, as she lived, in full trust and
confidence in the blessed Christ whose she
was. Her funeral was attended bya large
concourse of friends and relatives, who
mourn the loss of this mother in Israel.
Services were held in the Methodist
Episcopal church, where her pastor deliver-
ed a discourse from the words of Job, 14 :
10 :—*‘But man dieth, and where is he 2”
Her husband and three children survive
her, viz: Ebenezer and Albert Williams,
and Bella Jones, of Port Matilda, Pa. *
THE CoMING FAIR AT BROOK PARK,
LEWISBURG, PA.—The forty-third annual
fair of Union county agricultural society
will be held, at Brook Park, Lewisburg, on
September 29th, 30th and October 1st and
2nd. Excursion rates on all railroads. It
is one of the oldest organizations of the
kind in the country. It has stood the test
of time, because from the start it has been
steadfast in the belief that honesty is the
best policy. With increased age, its ex-
hibitions become better. This fact will be
demonstrated this year more than ever be-
fore. New officers, new track, and large
purses. The committee have formulated a
list of premiums that will prove very at-
tractive to owners of fast horses, live stock
raisers, farmers and farmers’ organizations,
manufacturers and others. Full particulars
are given on pamphlets issued by the so-
ciety which can be had on application, or
by addressing C. Dale Wolfe, secretary
Lewisburg, Pa. The public is assured that
this year’s exhibition will prove pre-
To NIAGARA FALLS.—-Arrangements have
been made for another low rate excursion
to Niagara Falls via Beech Creek R. R.
This will be the last one this year and the
date fixed upon is Tuesday, September 15 ;
tickets good to return from Niagara Falls
or Buffalo on or before Friday, September
18th, and on the Beech Creek R. R. on or
before Sept. 21st. The following are the
All points Jersey Shore to Peale, inclusive, £5.00
Wineburne and Philispburg
Munson and all points west to Mahatt
Children between the ages of 5 and 12
years one half of the above rates.
INTER-COUNTY FAIR AT MILTON.—The
twelfth annual fair of the Milton driving
park and fair association will be held this
fall on October 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th. The
speed programme offers purses aggregating
$2,125. The premiums for stock, agricul-
tural exhibits, mechanical and art displays
amount to over $5,000. A magnificent at-
traction has been secured, that will insure
patrons of the fair a fine equestrian enter-
tainment each day, including hurdle, Ro-
man standing, chariot and team races, etc.
FINE BUGGIES FOR SALE.—S. A. Me-
Quistion and Co., desire to announce that
they have an exceptional lot of new and
second hand buggies that are being offered
at prices to suit the times.
The work of this firm is too well known
to need praise. Suffice is tosay that any
vehicle purchased there will be entirely
——Ammon Moyer’s tannery, at Boone-
ville, was burned to the ground last Wed-
Bellefonte Grain Market.
Corrected weekly by Geo. W. Jacksox & Co.
The following are the quotations up to six
o'clock, Thursday evening, when our paper goes
Rye, per bushel
Corn, shelled, per bushe
Corn, ears, per bushel... 1214
Oats, per bushel, old...... 20
Oats, per bushel, new 13
Barley, per bushel......... 33
Ground Plaster, per ton. 8 00
Cloverseed, per bushel... ..86 00 to 87
. Bellefonte Produce Markets.
Corrected weekly by Sechler & Co.
Potatoes per bushel
Onions reves Hag
ggs, per dozen...
Lard, per pound...
Tallow, per poun
Butter, per pound...
The Democratic Watchman.
Published every Friday morning, in Bellefonte,
Pa.; at 82 per annum (if paid strictly in advance);
$2.59, when not paid in advance, and $3.00 if not
paid before the expiration of the year; and no
paper will be discontinued until all arrearage is
paid, except at the option of the publisher.
Papers will not be sent out of Centre county un-
aid for in advance. :
A liberal discount is made to persons advertis-
ing by the quarter, half year, or year, as follows :
SPACE OCCUPIED | 3m | 6m ly
One inch (12 lines this type.............. 18 5 (§ 848 10
‘Two inches............ "ie 1/10 1 15
Three inches......... 1015] 20
uarter Column (5 $ 30
alf Column (10 inches).. 500
One Column (20 inches)...... 100
Advertisements in.special column 25 per cent.
additional. : —
Transient advs. Pe line, 3 insertions
Each additional insertion, per line
Logal notices, per line............... cts.
Business notices, per line............. 10 ets.
Job Printing of every kind done with. neatness
and dispatch. The Warcumax office has been re-
fitted with Fast Presses and New Type, and
everything in the printing line can be ‘executed
in the most artistic manner and at the lowest rates.
All letters should be addressed to
P. GRAY MEEK, Proprietor