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was the ERIS with which he had
planned it. All the forged checks were
from firms with which he had been doing
business, thus preventing suspicion at his
banking place here. The signature of his
father to the notes is in a cramped, erratic
hand, very like that of an old man, while
his own is perfectly natural. Had there
been the slightest suspicion about it the
fact that no one believed the fellow smart
enough to carry out such a scheme would
have hushed it at once. EE
He did it, however, and left Tor Chicago
that evening. It was not until the next
day that the bank discovered the forgeries.
Then it began to recover wherever it could,
but the work is still going on and the in-
terested are taking counsel with one anoth-
erin the effort to find theslick Noah Ream.
A GooD JOKE ON THE CAMPAIGNERS.—
Last Saturday night lawyers and surveyors
Henry Wetzel and Samuel Gettig, accompa-
nied by Hugh S. Taylor Esq., and Gt.
Britain Steele started for Walker’s Settle-
ment, in Boggs township, to hold a politi-
cal meeting. They got lost on the ‘‘di-
vide,”” when Brit. got to telling stories
about Andrews’ ghost and an hour later
found them on the Bald Eagle road at the
foot of Holt’s hollow. The darkness up
where Clara Price’s murderer is buried was
so intense as to befuddle both of the survey-
ors in the party and the result was that
they took the wrong road.
The large audience that waited in vain
for the speakers that night will take a good
laugh when they learn why the party never
arrived. Now if Sam Miller had only got-
ten side tracked in some such a way before
Le got to the last meeting of the Bellefonte
McKinley club, where he made that mem-
orable speech, poor Charley Green might
have been alive to-day.
DIED AT PLEASANT GAP.—The venera-
ble Thomas Harrison died at his home, at
Pleasant Gap, on Tuesday morning, after
an illness of about six weeks. Deceased
was 74 years old. Funeral services were
held at the house, yesterday morning, and
interment -was made in the Lutheran
He leaves a wife to mourn his death.
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A DEED FouxDp.—A deed made by T. B.
Rupert and wife to William Cronoble and
entered for record here July 8th, 1896, was
picked up in Bellefonte the other, day.
The owner can have same by cAlling at this
office and paying charges.
Pine Grove Mention.
Jas. R. Smith is attending the State en-
campment of the J. U. A. Mechanics at
The dew passenger depot, a neat warm
weather structure, is about completed at
A wedding is slated for the near future.
The newly wedded folks will go to house-
keeping at State College. ;
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Burket, of Storms-
town, recently spent several days among old
Mr. William Musser, who went West last
spring to grow-up with the country, returned
home last week. He will go back to Wis-
consin later in the autumne
Last Sunday Rev. Hepler announced to his
hearers, in the Presbyterian church, that
communion services would be held in two !
weeks. Preparatory services will be held
the Friday evening previous.
Yesterday our young friend S. C. Miller
said good-bye to his friends here and left for
his new duties as principal of the Warren
high school. Prof. Miller is well qualified
for the work and we hope his career may be
George Bell is confined to bed with fever.
Although he had not been well for some time
he attended the veteran’s picnic at Hecla
in spite of the disagreeable weather and conse
quently returned home very much worse.
Dr. Houser is attending him and has hopes
of his recovery.
The consecration of the new cemetery will
take place Sunday, the 27th inst. Superin-
tendant Port is sparing neither labor or time
in making it a respectable spot for burial. It
has been enclosed with an iron fence, the
lks and drive-ways are being slated and
when completed will be a credit to the town.
A political meeting is billed for Baileyville,
on the 25th, at 7:30 o’clock. Ira C. Mitchell,
who is one of the best talkers in Central
Pennsylvania, will talk on the currency
question. As he is thoroughly acquainted
with tie subject and knows of what he talks
we bespeak for him a large and appreciative
audience, for: the financial question is the
only vital issue of this great campaign.
Henry Fye, one of our big men and big
farmers has laid by his agricultural imple-
ments and gone to Tyrone, where he has pur-
chased a flour and feed establishment. We
trust the venture will be a good and paying
investment. For the present the family Will
remain here as they wish to dispose of the
stock and implements at public sale before
moving to Tyrone to stay.
Last Thursday, the 10th inst., Mr. Wilson
Fry, of Shingletown, and Miss Hattie Toot,
were quietly married at the M. E. parsonage
in Bellefonte. After the ceremony they drove
to this place where a cordial welcome and a
sumptuous supper awaited them. Wilson is
certainly to be congratulated upon securing
so pretty and sensible a helpmate. They
have the WATCHMAN’S congratulations.
Last Sunday morning harvest home ser-
vices were held in the Lutheran church. The
pulpit and back ground were beautifully
decorated with flowers, fruit and corn. Rev.
Aikens preached an excellent sermon on
“What shall the harvest be 2’ dwelling es-
pecially on cheerful and benevolent giving,
and sharply commenting on the parasites
who gather up everything they get their
hands on irregardless of suffering humanity
and worthy causes.
About sixty took advantage of the very
low rate the Bellefonte Central offered, last
Friday night, and visited the county capital.
——Read the WATCHMAN.
A. si dims
The special was run and the rates were given
because of Dr. Atherton’s speech, for he and
the railroads are in perfect accord on the gold
question, but whether the passengers all at-
tended we could not say. Dr. Atherton isa
Republican and of course did not advocate
bimetallism. His introduction was some-
thing on the order of civil government teach?
ings and his little story of in God we trust has
been going the rounds of the newspapers
for weeks. The 53-cent dollar argument did
net trouble his hearers greatly for most of
them would be willing to trust the Lord for
the other 47 éents if they had all the silver
dollars they needed, and he did not explain
why the working men, farmers, etc., in pros-
perous England with its gold standard were
so distressingly poor.
The Bryan and Sewall club was organized
with sixty some members and before the next
meeting, which is to be held at Pine Hall on
the evening of the 24th, the number will be
doubled. W. J. Myers, was elected presi-
dent, David Miller, vice president ; Alex G.
Archey, secretary ; J. W. Kepler, treasurer ;
and J. Frank McCormick, marshall. With-
out the aid of a brass band a large crowd
assembled at the Academy on the evening of
the 10th, and enthused heartily over the
speeches of the evening. R. M. Foster and
J. A. Colfax fairly made the American eagle
squeal with joy as they showed forth the
financial question in the true light. They
answered the many questious satisfactorily
and intelligently showing that they are well
versed on the question that so closely affects
everyone of us who has a mouth to feed or a
body to cloth.
All Through Brush Valley.
Some of our people are attending the
granger picnic at Centre Hall. :
Last Saturday J. H. Zeigler and Mr. Lucas
were the guests of Elmer Bierly.
Willis Weber visited Democratic head-
quarters in Bellefonte this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brumgart, of Wolf
Store, attended the Johnstown state fair this
A CorrectioN.—William E. Stover and
Miss Estella Adams were married last week
The roof of the Lutheran church at Re-
bershurg has been taken down and the work
of improvement is being rapidly pushed.
It is said that Col.,Coburn and Judge Furst
will make a political address in our valley in
the near future. It is about time our G. O.
P.’sbegan the Hanna tune and the McKin-
ley dance. yf
The Democratic gold-bugs by counting
their number not less than a dozen times
over here reported in Bellefonte that there
are 20 of them in Miles township. They must
show even greater mathematical genius than
that to get even a half dozen votes in our
silver lined valley by election time. One
must, however, give them credit for being
solid for the county ticket.
Rebersburg has now a water sensation for
novelty’ssake. The town has secured a char-
ter granting water rights,not withstanding the
two companies already. Itis said that every
room in every house will have water works,
the color being dependent on the man’s poli-
tics, that a water-wheel will be in every cellar
for the purpose of churning butter, running
wash-machines, Nrashing dishes, sawing wood,
making electric ‘light and etc. How the
anticipator of free silver and gold does boom
up things among our gold-bugs! Nothing
like it, see ! :
PorLiTicAL NEWS.—A week from to-mor-
‘row evening Calvin Bower, Esq., will address
‘our people on sound money in Brumgart’s
school house. Let everyone turn out and
bring your neighbor along, whatever be his
political faith. This is a financial act nota
political question. On the same evening J.
C. Meyer, Esq., will address the Madison-
burg people in the town hall on the same
subject. Other speakers will be with him.
The campaign has just opened in our valley,
let all the Madisonburg people turn out to
hear the ‘‘simple gfory,”” and some good
jokes. The ladiésare especially invited.
Livonia is by nature adopted for a political
cyclone with much gas and wind mixed there-
with. Among the things in-it are that 53-
cent dollar and its effects on life insurance
policies held by our good Republican brethren
with their Mark Hanna arguments, in the
event of Bryan’s election. By the way, why
are they so anxious of their policies? Do
they never expect to return’ from their trip up
salt river and “pole chasing’ with Nansen?
Men of but little brains know that a country
never held its own money at bullion rate, a
theory which regards the government stamp
as worthless, thus reflecting a great deal more
on our government than the just criticism
and exposures of the political manceuver of the
U. 8. supreme court, making a thing uncon-
stitutional by one of its members changing
his opinion. This, too, the supply of silver
and gold is fixed by nature and not by Sher-
man and Shylocks. What our Republican
brethren need is more logical logic and
some appreciation of historical and financial
The political meeting held last Friday even-
ing, in Rebersburg, under the auspices of the
Bryan-Sewall silver club is reported by Mr.
Sechler at Democratic headquarters to have
been a ‘‘grand success.” The people from all
parts of the valley had come together and
many had to be turned away for want of
standing room. The first address was by Mr.
Hammon Sechler, a prominent Bellefonte
merchant and politician who has never
thought of being anything else but a Demo-
crat. His talk, as he prefers to call it, was
simple, clear, logical, unshakable, and high- |
ly appreciated. J. C. Meyers, Esq., the sec-
ond speaker, is quite a favorite of our valley.
His very able address was well spiced with
McKinley jokes, that made everybody laugh.
He exposed not a few gold fallacies and prod-
uced some sound arguments for sound money.
The meeting surpassed the hopes of the most
sanguine as all of the bolto-crats and many
of the more reasonable and sensible Republi-
cans were present to hear the silver sense.
Good order prevailed and applauding was
numerous. The entirely new feature of
the meeting was the music by the violin,
mandolin and guitar club, composed of
Misses Grace Miller, mandolin ; Winifred
Wolf, guitar ; Alma Gramley, piano ; Rilla
Morris, Birdie Stover and Mrs. Mary Frank,
violin assisted by Thomas Auman. The
music was excellent and thoroughly ap-
Port Matilda Pointers. :
The showers, this week, were most accept-
Mrs. D. H. Roak and daughter, of Brad-
ford, who were in attendance at the funeral
of Mrs. J. T. Jones, last week, departed for
their home on Monday.
One night last week an attempt was made
to carry off A. S. Price’s flock of chickens but
his son Will heard the racket and fired a load
of shot which scattered the sneak thieves.
Rev. Ott, of the U. B. church, preached a
very interesting sermon in the M. E. church
at this place on last Sunday evening. On
Monday he left for conference which is now
in session at Liverpool in Perry county.
Last Saturday night A. W. Reese was re-
-ieved of a dozen of his finest young chickens.
The thief was not very particular about his
foot prints as he could be tracked quite a dis-
tance the next morning. Michael Woodring,
one of our sturdy old farmers, is minus sev-
eral bushels of seed wheatand timothy seed
which disappeared last week.
The colored people of Philipsburg held a
brush meeting in Beckwith’s grove at. this
place on last Sabbath. In the evening the
behavior of some of the people in attendance
was simply outrageous, swearing, howling
and whooping was indulged in until an of-
flcer of the law tried to enforce quiet. There
was much drinking and it is said one of the
stands was run as a speak-easy—if so the par-
ties should be brought to justice. If the
meeting is continued over next Sunday, as
there is talk of doing, the law breakers will
| find that their path is not so smooth and easy.
Nittany Valley Items.
D. A. McKibben spent part of last Sunday
in our town.
Miss Heller, of Loganton, is visiting the
Mrs. Robert Tate has been visiting friends ;
in Milesburg and Tyrone.
Undertaker John Confer, of Milesburg,
visited friends in this valley last week,
Mr. Whiteleather and wife, of Abdera,
visited at the residence of Henry Swavely.
Dr. McCormick has been distributing wash-
ing machines to aid woman in her work.
There is an abundant yield of fruit, in this
locality. Grapes and apples are immense.
Mr. A. A. Pletcher and wife, attended the
Schenk centennial held at Howard, Septem-
William Zimmerman, has gone to Belle-
por . rr oT : - -—
| fonte to work, at painting, with Frank
McCaulay and Hoy, of Hublersburg, are
shipping hand picked apples from here at
20cts. per bushel. :
William Emrick one of our industrious
citizens, has been in ill health during the
Lyman Emrick, who has been afflicted
with rheumatism, has been taken to Wil-
liamsport hospital, for treatment.
Sol. Confer, undertaker located at Flem-
ing, hasremoved to Aaronsburg, while on his
trip he stopped in our town. j
Nelson Robb has a fine colt in pasture
here—Woodlawn stock. It is the finest
sample of horse flesh in the valley.
R. F. Emrick has the banner field of corn,
in this vicinity. He spent considerable time
and labor in enriching and cultivating this
Robert Tate has returned from Somerset
county, where he has been engaged in coal-
ing wood for charcoal. Robert is in poor
Mrs. McKee, of New York city, visited at
the residence of ex-sheriff Schaeffer, also
Misses Mamie and Carrie Buff, of Jersey
Shore, visited the same family.
The Indianapolis convention will have no
attraction for the voters in this locality.
This locality wants no old worn out drones
to decide for them. Thisis the young man’s
campaign and we will vote for a man of vim.
If the few fellows about Bellefonte can so
soon forget the party that has honored them,
time and again, they needn’t think any of
the regulars in this vicinity dare going to fol-
w such crooked leadership. Democrats
down this way are Democrats from principle
and not for purposes ot toadying to the
wealthy helping bankers promote their sel-
Thursday September 3rd the barn, located
on Cedar run, owned by the Nesbit estate,
was burned. There was insurance on
the building but none on the grain and
stock, hence Mr. Frank Stephenson, tenant,
is left to the mercy of neighbors and friends.
A surprising announcement was made last
Sunday that a second barn was burned
"about 3 a. m. This barn was located, on the
Squire Allison property: now owned by
Furst brothers, and tenanted by Enoch Bush.
Four years ago the barn on this same founda-
tion was burned, making three barns in four
years and less than half a mile apart. Furst
brothers had insurance on the barn, but Mr.
Bush suffers quite a loss in grain, implements
Montgomery & Co.
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New goods arriving every day, and our
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Clothing ready to wear was never more
shapely, or stylish. All the latest things
in blacks, blues and fancy suits, and extremely reasonable in price.
Our merchant tailoring department will be very complete.
and overcoatings in all the latest patterns.
Hats in profusion.
also have all the other shapes.
Now is th
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ness. The citizensare terrified to know there
is such a degraded being in their midst.
Everyone wishes insurance men to employ a
detective to ferret out a clew to those dastard-
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Books, Magazines, Etc.
Marion Crawford has written a new story spe- |
It is called “A Rose of
cially for the Century.
Yesterday,” and it will “begin in the November
number and run for six months. The story opens |.
in Lucerne, and while it is entirely separate in
interest, some of the personages that appear in it
will be familiar to readers of “Don Orsino.” It is
wholly romantic in character. ?
OR SALE AT A BARGAIN.—Two
comp ete Ball Shingle Mills with Jointer,
Bolter, Slitters, Drag Saws, Boilers, Engines,
Shafting and Belting. One 10 h. p. and one 20 h.
B Soiter and engine on wheels. Four two-flue
ilers complete.” One Saw Mill with Edger and
fixtures. ddress, H. LOEB, DuBois, Pa. 41-26
OR SALE.—Second hand and in excel-
ONE (0 HORSE POWER BOILLER.
ONE 4) HORSE POWER ENGINE.
30 pulleys, all sizes, and a large lot of shafting.
The engine and boiler are complete, with all fix-
tures, brasses ete.
41-37-6t. 8. M. BUCK, Bellefonte, Pa.
W. FRED REYNOLDS
To WnoM 11 May CONCERN :
This will certify that I have used the
THisTLE EXTERMINATOR manufactured by Mr.
Samuel WHITE, of Bellefonte, with satisfactory re-
sults, and I cheerfully recommend its use to any-
one who wishes to get rid of this pest.
JOHN C. MILLER,
. Manager for W. Fred Reynolds.
Persons desirous of securing farm or township
rights can obtain them by applying to Clement
Dale Esq., Bellefonte, Pa. 41-35-1m.
August 31st, 1896.
UDITOR’S NOTICE.—In the Orphans
Court of Centre county, in the matter of
the estate of Adda C. Showalter, late of Philips-
burg, Centre county, Pa. Notice is hereby given
that the undersigned has been appointed an
auditor, in the above estate, to distribute the funds
now in the hands of J. C. Stoner, executor, to and
among those legally entitled to receive the same.
And that he will meetin his office, in Bellefonte,
on September, 25th, 1896, at ten o'clock a. m. for
the duties of his appointment. Parties interested
will please attend. E. R. CHAMBERS,
Clann river Salmon, Finest Goods
15¢. 20c. and 25c¢. per can.
SECHLER & CO.
| tect your ideas; the
OR SALE.—Good seven room house on.
Allegheny street, Bellefonte. Aroly to
40-13 E. BROWN, Jr.
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RPHANS’ COURT SALE.—Pursuant
to an order of the Orphans’ Court of Cen-
tre county, there will be exposed to Public Sale
on the premises in Patton township, on
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, 1896.
at one o'clock, p. m. all those two lots or pieces of
ground formerly the property of Fabian Matts,
ounded and described as follows :
First :—Beginning at post in centre of Buffalo
Run road ; thence by land of Fabian Matts south
42 degrees east 31.2 perches to post ; thence south
71 degrees west 13.4 perches to hickory : thence
south 513 degrees west 5 perches to post ; thence
by land of Hartsock south 8334 degrees west 6 per-
ches to post, near spring ; thence by land of Wil-
liam Leitzel north 12 degrees west 17.2 perches to
centre of Buffalo Run road ; thence along said
road north 90 degrees east 16.4 perches to the
place of beginning. Containing two acres be the
same more or less. Faoepin and reserving,
however, from this piece, a lot or piece of ground
sold by Fabian Matts to Elmer Way.
Second :—All that piece of land between tract
No. 1 and No. 3 bounded on the North by" public
road ; on the East by lot No. 3 and land of P. B.
Waddle Esq. on the South by Jno. A. Hartsock,
and in the west by tract No.1 containing 2} acres
more or less.
Third :—Beginning at Buffalo Run road near
the north corner of stable ; thence by land of P.
B. Waddle, south 3414 degrees east9 perches and
9 links to white oak ; thence by land of Fabian
Matts, north 59 degrees west 12 perches and 20
links to post on side of Buffalo Run road ; thence
along said road north 8014 degrees east’ perches
and 12 links to the place of beginning, containing
25 perches, net measure. Having thereon erected a
good two-story frame dwelling house, black-
smith shop, stable and other buildings.
TERMS OF SALE.—10 per cent. on day of sale. 40
per cent. on confirmation of sale : the balance in
one year thereafter, with interest, to be secured
w bond and mortgage on the premises.
WiLsur F. REEDER, D. L. MEEK.
41-3¢-3t Attorney, Administrator.
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dont be so sure that it isa fight or a discussion
on the Money Question.
It is more than likely
a friendly exchange of opinions on the merits of
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which justly deserves and receives as much, if a
not more, of your attention than either of thes 5
“great political parties of the Day.
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An assortment that comprises all the
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the whole Country talking. The weaves, color-
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