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Bellefonte, Pa., Sept. 18, 1896.
To ConrrespoNDENTS.—NoO communications pub-
ished unless accompanied by the real name of
THINGS ABOUT TOWN AND COUNTY
——Dr. John F. Harter, of Millheim, is
moving his dental office to State College.
——The gospel tabernacle of evangelists
Weaver and Weeden is being set up in
Lock Haven this week.
——Millheim’s new school building is
said to be the best one in the county, out-
side of Philipsburg and Bellefonte.
——The Morrison & Cass paper company,
at Tyrone, gave their employees a picnic at
Hundred Springs on Saturday.
——Prof. Reeves, the new organist of
the Episcopal church, with his wife and
baby are staying with Mrs. Alexander on
——Clinton county’s teacher’s institute
will meet, in Renovo, this year instead of
at Lock Haven. Most of the teachers pe-
tioned for the change.
-—S. M. Widney and M. B. Dunlap,
two young Tyroners, Have been held under
$500 bail to answer the charge of keeping a
gambling house in Tyrone.
——You can always find the very best,
sweetest and most wholesome meats and
dressed poultry and get it at the most reas-
onable prices at Beezer and Hazel’s.
——Friday was the hottest day of the
season in Centre Hall. The government
records at the Reporter office show the
highest temperature to have been 93° in
——Ex-Judge George Wolf died, at Free-
port, Ill., on Tuesday, the 8th inst. He
was a brother of John Wolf, of Potters
Mills, and was born in Centre county, Dec.
——One of the prettiest churches in Cen-
tre county is the new Lutheran church at
Centre Hall. It is of brown mountain
sandstone, with white trimmings and will
soon he dedicated. :
——There remains only about $500
worth of the stock for the proposed bicycle
factory at Flemington. It has all been sold
but; that amount. The people of that place
feel that the enterprise is a sure go now.
——The county commissioners will build
a new bridge in Potter township across the
stream near Daniel Fleisher’s farm. Tt will
likely be of iron. The commissioners and
the builder were over last week looking
over the ground.
—The Junior Bryan & Sewall club, of
Bellefonte, looking very natty in new uni-
forms, headed by the Undine band and their
wake literally strewn with Republican kids
who had died of envy, were on the streets,
Wednesday night, acd made quitea fine
Will G. Hoffer, of Lincoln, Kansas,
«tame very near being nominated for Con-
gress the other day. He was ahead on the
first ballot when he withdrew. Will was
a former Centre county boy and learned
his trade in the Republican office. He is a
AbrotheT--Taw of Capt. A. C. Mingle. .
——The leap year assembly given in the
armory, last Thursday night, was a delight-
ful social success. The committee, Misses
Adeline Harris, Helen Hastings and Re-
becca Blanchard, were the recipients of
many hearty congratulations for the per-
fect manner in which they arranged the
——Miss Lemea, the pleasant and satis-
factory head of Katz’ millinery depart-
ment, who has been in New York for the
last two weeks, received a telegram, Monday,
from her home, in Stillwater, Oklahoma,
containing the sad news of her sister’s sud-
den death. It was impossible for her to
get home for the funeral and she decided,
very sensibly, to remain here where she has
T. H. and Mrs. Harter will soon be
comfortably settled in their own home, on
Allegheny street, which he purchased re-
cently from the late Dr. Dartt’s estate. The
house they vacate on High street has heen
rented by Lew. Irvin, of Irvin’s hard-ware
store. Henry and Mrs. Quigley have taken
the Abram Valentine house, on Curtin
street, now occupied hy Irvin and Gov. Hast-
ings house will be closed for the winter.
Dr. Locke,. who now lives in the Dartt
house, will move into Charley McCafferty’s
house, corner of Spring and Curtin streets.
JACOB VALENTINE DEAD.—For several
years Jacoh Valentine, of the well known
firm of iron ‘manufacturers, has heen in
failing health from softening of the brain.
For several days he has heen so seriously
ill that the announcement of his death,
which occurred at his home on High street,
Wednesday evening, was not unexpected.
He was the eldest of the six children of
Georgeand Mary D. Valentine, and was
born seventy-three years ago in the house,
on the corner of High and Spring streets,
which has always been his home. He with-
drew some years ago from Valentine iron
enterprises of which he had been a life long
member and spent the last years of his life
in quiet retirement. Possessed of comfort-
“able means he was most generous to the
poor and possibly never did an unkind
deed to his fellow man. He wasa mem-
ber of the society of Friends and always
tried to make the Quaker motto his own.
Of his sisters and brothers George Valen-
tine, of Baltimore, who is now in town
with his family, is the only one living. His
wife Deborah Downing and their five child-
ren, George, Jacoh, Louisa, Ellen and Rob-
ert, all at home, survive him. He will be
buried, on Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock,
in the Friends’ burying ground.
‘THE GRANGERS AND THEIR ANNUAL
PrcN1c.—The twenty-third annual picnic
and exhibition of Centre county Pomona
grange is now on at Grange park, Centre
Hall. While the attendance has not been as
large as in former years the weather has been
very much better and those who are there
are having the best kind of a time.
The changing of the time for holding the
picnic, to a period about a week earlier than
has been the custom, has had effect of
removing it from the blast of equinoctial
storms and securing, ina degree, better
weather than has been had for along time.
Saturday, Monday and Wednesday were
ideal days for campers. The rain of Tues-
day was nothing like as disagreeable as in
former years and tended to putting the
grounds in good condition for the crowd on
Wednesday and Thursday.
Yesterday the clouds were lowering all
day, but occasional floods of sunshine
warmed and encouraged the people into
forgetfulness of the awful storm thatswept
the park on the Thursday ef the 22nd an-
nual picnic. The park grounds are too well
known by all of our readers to need de-
scription here. There have been improve-
ments since the last meeting, however,
that add to the comfort of the campers.
Every year some change is made. However
slight it is designed for the perfection of
what the Grangers hope to make a very
perfect park ere many years.
THE OPENING DAY.
On Saturday many of the tenters arrived.
Those who expected to live on the grounds
bustled about with those who were erect-
ing and fitting up various booths and ex-
hibits until the park was a scene of the
Those who engaged tents for the week
J. J. Arney, Dr. Alexander, Isaac Beck, Isaiah
Beck, G. M. Boal, W. A. Boal, Mrs. Boob, B. F.
Brown, H. M. Cain, D. M. Campbell, G. B. Camp-
bell, John Conley W. M. Cronister, Christian En-
deavor, Centre Democrat, Geo. Dale, John Daub-
erman, Samuel Durst, Alfred Durst, I. S. Frain,
J. W. Fry, J. H. From, Gertie or R. M. Fos-
ter, H. C. Gein: G. M. Goodhart, Harvey Hoover,
Adam Hoover, J. G. Heberling, J. W. Henney, W.
A. Huber, H. P. Hockman, J. P. Ishler, C. H.
Kephart, D. C. Keller, Harrison Kline, J. D.
Lesher, John Lytle, L. H. Musser, H. C. Me-
Cracken, W. J. Nepers Isaac Miller, Amos Mul-
len, Chas. Neff, D. F. Poorman, Sarah Pursley,
John Roan, F. P. Resides, L. Rhone, Mary Ross,
S. E. Stine, Mrs. Strong, John Seibert, Henry
Sankey, Chas. Swartz, Levi Stump, N. B. Spang-
ler, Miss Spangler, Hiram Thompson, Annie Van
Pals, Cal. Weaver, Miss Ward, P. E. Womels-
A DAY OF SPIRITUAL GOOD THINGS,
Sunday, as has always been the case, was
given up to a series of services in the audi-
torium. The attendance was large at all
of them. In the morning Rev. Faus, of
the Methodist church, preached. Sunday
evening the Christian Endeavor held aspe-
cial service after which Rev. Goodling de-
livered a sermon.
The C. E. service was very interesting
and was entered into with a spirit of earn-
estness by young people, in all parts of the
THE FORMAL OPENING.
On Monday the entire day was devoted
to fixing up the grounds and the formal
opening of the camp, that had been adver-
tised for 7:30 p. m., was done away with to
allow the Centre Hall dramatic company to
have the auditorium for a reproduction of
the comedy-drama, ‘Hickory Farm,’’ an
account of which will be found elsewhere
in this issue.
A disagreeable rain was falling when the
campers awoke, but it did not last all day.
At 10:30 the camp was formally opened hy
Manager Leonard Rhone declared the
camp opened and turned it over to the of-
ficers of the county Grange. Master George
Dale accepted it and introduced Col. James
F. Weaver, who spokeon “The Prosperity
and Success of the Granges.”” He was fol-
lowed by I. 8. Frain, on “The Progress of
the Grange Since its Organization.”
In the afternoon Rev. J. Zeigler, the
Prohibition county chairman, spoke on
‘‘What Temperance is to the Farmer.”
state veterinarian Leonard Pearson deliver-
ed a thorough and practical address on
“How to Keep Farm Animals Healthy.”
Another interesting topic discussed was
“Roads,” by Dr. Harrison, road engineer
of the national agricultural department.
In the evening the auditorium was
crowded to hear Dr. Rothrock, commission-
er of forestry, speak on ‘“The Preservation
of our Woodlands.” He was followed by
Frank M. Moore, special agent of the state
agricultural department, who spoke on
‘Pure Foods.” -
THE GOLD DAY AT THE PICNIC.
The glorious rays of a golden sun made
Wednesday an ideal day for the gathering
of the gold standard forces at the park.
Poor old Sol could’nt raise much of a
crowd for them though and there were not
more than three thousand people there at
any time during the day.
The auditorium was filled with men and
women, really more women than men, in
the afternoon when Col. Weaver turned the
-meeting over to the Republican county or-
ganization. Hon. Charles Stuart Patter-
son, of Philadelphia, was introduced to
discuss sound money. He started off by
patting all the farmers on the back and
and then got side tracked on the tariff
question, forgetting almost entirely the
theme he was advertised to handle. Al-
though Mr. Patterson came to Bellefonte
in a private palace car, with no other occu-
pants than members of his own family, and
several servants to wait on them, he laid
claim to being a farmer because he has
wealth enough to own a magnificent coun-
try place, out-side of Philadelphia, of 5
acres. It is not this kid gloved kind of a
farmer, however, this class who are putting
up the mopéy to furnish cartoons ridicul-
ing the other farmer who cant afford
palace cars, though he tills many times 5
acres of ground, who ought to tell the com-
mon, plain farmer what is best for him.
Mr. Patterson is a very nice géntleman, but
he showed very bad judgmentiin trying to
palm himself off as a farmer, especially
when the common interpretation of the
word, now-a-days, does not include the man
who owns 5. acres of magnificent lawn,
dotted with rare shrubbery, costly foun-
tains and traversed by marble walled
Mr. Carty, of Harrisburg, was the next
speaker. We wouldn't like to express an
opinion of what he said in the language of
a prominent Republican state official, who
heard him, yet as his words are the only
ones that express our sentiments to a nice-
ty we refrain from using them for fear of
shocking the reader’s modesty.
Deputy secretary of agriculture John
Hamilton was called on and talked tariff
in a way that convinced everyone that he
knew more about it than any one else, for
when he announced that the present low
price of horses was brought about by the
Wilson tariff bill he startled every one.
Prof. Hamilton is all right in his line.
His line, however, is hide bound Republi-
canism and that, by the way, is possibly
the reason he got tangled about the time
when hides were put on the free list.
During the evening the public exer-
cises were carried out as advertised.
A GREAT OUT POURING FOR SILVER.
Going on the principle that every cloud
has a silver lining men of every party look-
ed at the threatening sky, on Thursday
morning, then thought what might be back
of it, and headed for Grange park to hear
the speeches for the dollars of our daddies.
By the time they all got there there were
fully six thousand people on the ground.
Bryan and Sewall buttons were seen every
where. The bands played from silver
horns and one fakir went down along the
rail-road track, where he pelted stones at
every McKinley button he had, because
the Bryan ones were all gone and the oth-
ers were white elephants.
At 2 o’clock the meeting was held in the
auditorinm where the Hon. Mortimer
Whitehead, of New Jersey, and the, Hon.
DeWitt C. DeWitt, of Towanda, fairly de-
lighted the audience with their brilliant
witticisms and incontrovertable facts about
In the morning the Hon. Jerome T. Ail-
man, of Juniata county, State Grange lec-
turer and Democratic nominee for Con-
gressman-at-large, gave a very entertaining
A great crowd gathered for the afternoon
meeting, which €ol. Weaver handed, over
to the Democratic organization. Col. J.
L. Spangler was called to preside and upon
taking the chair he delighted the audience
with one of his characteristic talks. He
was followed by Hon. Mortimer White-
head, of New Jersey, past national grange
lecturer. A clearer, more forcible argu-
mentation of the silver issue, had never be-
fore been heard in this county and when
the Hon. DeWitt C. DeWitt, of Bradford
county, our other nominee for Congressman-
at-large concluded with a masterful pres-
entation of the people’s cause, with a con-
vincing expose of the palpable untruths that
had been uttered the day before, the silver
cause had received a mighty boost in
Centre. The meeting was most enthusias-
tic, and prolonged applause marked every
| point on the minds of those who were
At the evening session Miss Helen John-
son, of Erie, Ceres of the state Grange, was
the principal entertainer.
VERY LITTLE RAIN.
While this side of the mountain exper-
ienced a terrific thunder and hail storm
yesterday afternoon the Penns valley side
got just a little dash of rain. Not enough
to mar the pleasure of the day.
In our next issue we will give a com-
plete list of all the exhibitors. Want of
space precludes it in this issue.
SAUSSERMAN--SHREFFLER.—Rev. J. W.
Rue, of the Methodist church, officiated at
the marriage of Frank Sausserman to Miss
Emma May Shrefiler, which was consum-
mated at the home of the bride’s parents, on
South Potter street, Monday evening at 6
The wedding was very simple though
none the less happy and after receiving the
congratulations of friends here the couple
left for a week’s stay in Lock Haven, where
they will be given a large reception by the
Mr. Sausserman is employed at Storm’s
Arcade barber shop and is an industrious
young man who is well liked by all who
know him. His brideisa daughter of
John Shreffler, well known in Centre coun-
ty, and is a particularly pretty girl. She
was attended by Miss Louisa Crissman, of
this place, while Albert Logue, of Lock
Haven, was best man.
A PLEASANT SURPRISE.—On Saturday,
Sept. 12th, in Boggs township, near Miles-
burg, there took place one of those pleasant
meetings so enjoyable to all concerned and
so often wished to be repeated by those pres-
ent. This occasion being the sixty-fifth
anniversary of the birth of Mr. David C.
Poorman, one of the oldest and best known
citizens of Boggs township.
The celebration was arranged by chil-
dren and other relatives from the vicinity
and from a distance and was wholly a sur-
prise to. the old gentleman. He was the
recipient of many handsome and useful
Among the fifty or more who were pres-
ent at the party were the following from a
distance : A. B. Poorman, wife and chil-
dren, from Jersey Shore ; Mrs. Joseph
Vanatta and daughter, Naoma, from
Renovo ; Mrs. Horace Watson and fami-
ly from Snow Shoe; and others from
Williamsport and other places. The party
enjoyed one of those old fashioned country
dinners and all wish the aged Mr. Poorman
many more years of life and usefulness.
CENTRE HALL AMATEURS IN COMEDY.
—What proved to be a very delightful en-
tertainment, as well as a very clever bit of
amateur work on the stage, was the presen-
tation of ‘‘ Hickory Farm,” a pleasing two
act drama, by Centre Hall young people
last Saturday and Monday nights. The
first performance was given as a henefit to
the new Lutheran church fund and proved
so successful that there was a general de-
mand for its reproduction. Both evenings
the grange park auditorium was comforta-
bly filled by an audience whose many. out-
bursts of applause forcibly expressed the
appreciation of the home talent.
The play is a very pretty little sketch of
New England farm life in which the sim-
ple, gentle manners of the old country
folk, were nicely brought out; the plot be-
ing laid for some heavy villain work, also
requiring several effective sentimental
scenes and with plenty of opportunity for
The caste was very nicely balanced and
included the following:
Ezekiel Fortune, a New England farmer,
E. J. Wolf.
Uriah Skinner, a miser, - W. C. Boozer.
Gilbert Darkwood, handsome and unserup-
ulous, - - - + = WW a Mingle.
Jack Nelson, - - - - - Ed. Kerlin.
Lawrence McKeegan, an alderman from
theecity, - = = C P Deininger
Detective Rankin, - Ww D Son.
-C. H. Meyer.
Two Constables, 1 1. Soh
Jessie Fortune, pretty and unsophisti-
cated, =o", ° = = Grace Alexander.
Mrs. Priscllla Dodge, a susceptibie widow,
The performance was so creditable on the
whole that to particularize would be, in a
certain sense, an injustice. Yet W. G.
Mingle, C. F. Deininger and the Misses
Alexander were so absorbed in their parts
as to make their playing strong indeed.
They made climax after climax.with a vim
that was very professional-like and evi-
denced a careful study of their respective
characters. As Zeke Fortune, E. J. Wolf,
had the best make up on the stage. He
portrayed the character very well, but lost
many an opportunity by a failure to work
up to the ‘tension of his lines. W.C.
Boozer was a very natural Uriah Skinner,
while Ed. Kerlin did well as Jack Nelson,
though both of these young men, with W.
D. Shoop, as the detective, could have put
more force into their lines and added to the
strength of the caste. C. H. Meyer and S.
S. Smith did their duty as constables in a
dignified manner and the chorus of Centre
Hall young folks, who introduced the spec-
inlties and sustained Miss Alexander in
her sweet solo, lent much to the success of
the last act. .
As this was the first performance of the
company it was particularly meritorious.
They worked under the disadvantage of
poor staging and properties, but succeeded
so well as to prove that there is more than
a little histrionic ability at Centre Hall.
THEIR PURSES FouND.—Daniel Garman
and prothonotary W. F. Smith, the two
Bellefonters who became so greatly inter-
ested in the business men’s picnic, at Hec-
la, last Wednesday, that they did not know
when some one ‘‘touched’’ them, are hap-
py again. That is as happy as two fellows
can be who have had their pockets picked
and have just recovered their purses, mi-
nus their ‘‘greenies.’’
Both Mr. Garman’s and Mr. Smith’s
purses were taken from them on the picnic
day. The latter did’nt know his was gone
until he was coming home on the train and
some one was telling him about Mr. Gar-
man’s loss. Then he exclaimed, never
thinking how true it was: “Maybe I have
been robbed too!” He put his hand to his
pocket and, sure enough, his purse was
gone. His was found in one of the water
tanks in the men’s toilet room in the Bush
house next day. The water had stopped
flowing from the tank and a porter went
to investigate. He found Smith's purse
clogging up the hole. The thief had gone
into the closet, taken the money—about
$40—out and letting the papers alone threw
the puise up there so that if anything hap-
pened it wouldn’t be found on his person.
The Garman purse was found Sunday
night in the same place. All the money
had been removed, but'the papers were in-
tact. No one knows exactly how much it
contained, but as Mr. Garman always has
been in the habit of carrying considerable
money on his person it is the general opin-
ion that the man who ‘‘touched”” him got a
nice haul—several hundred dollars at least.
A BRILLIANT TALKER.—Taking advan-
tage of the presence of Hon. DeWitt C. De-
Witt in Bellefonte, on Wednesday evening,
he was invited to the regular meeting of
the Bryan and Sewall club that night. The
granger’s picnic, as a counter attraction,
kept many away, but a fair audience was
in the court house to hear him.
It is a great pity that more were not
there. It wasa treat indeed. Clean and
forcible he argued from the silver side in a
mannéf particularly convincing. His talk
was at times brilliant, then he would lapse
into a conversational vein in which he
would propound and invite questions with
such daring as to simply appall the few
goldites who were there.
Mr. DeWitt certainly captured his Belle-
fonte audience and reports from his speech
at Grange park, yesterday, are to the effect
that he did the same over there.
THE AXNUAL W. C. T. U. CONVEN-
TION.—The 12th annual convention of the
Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, of
Centre County, will be held, on Thursday,
September 24th, in the W. C. T. U., rooms,
Bellefonte. Mrs. A. M. Holvey, state Supt.
of press work, will be present and address
the evening meeting. All who hear her
will enjoy a treat as she is a convincing, en-
tertaining speaker and possessed of fine or-
atorical powers. Sessions open to all.
——The five reformed churches in Nit-
tany valley have issued a call to Rev. J. M.
Runkle, of Mechanicsburg.
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POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.—On account
of the wet weather the Christian rally that
was advertised for Hecla park, last Tuesday,
has been postponed indefinitely. The other
time evangelists Weaver and Weeden went
to the park the weather was disagreeable.
MARRIED TUESDAY EVENING.—At 6
o'clock Tuesday evening the home of Mr.
‘Frank B. Stover, on High street, was: the
scene of a brilliant wedding ceremony. It
was the occasion of the marriage of his eld-
est daughter, Viletta Ereath, to Harry C.
Stover, a prosperous young merchant of
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
Ed. Hoshour, of the Lutheran church, and
as the wedding chorus sounded through
the prettily decorated rooms the wedding
party entered. First, little Helen Stover,
the flower girl; then Frank Stover, Jr.,
and Harry Hoshour, the pages; Samuel
Stover and Hall Musser, of Altoona, the
ushers, were next; after them came the
maid of honor, the bride’s pretty sister
Lulu; then the bride-to-be looking radiant
in white organdy with white ribbons.
After the ceremony a splendid wedding
supper was served. They left on the Cen-
tral R. R. of Pa., for a tour east and will
return to make their home in Hagerstown.
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JOHN RISHELL HURT IN A RUNAWAY.—
Mr. John Rishell, one of Centre County’s
richest farmers, was seriously injured in a
runaway accident, out at Axe Mann, last
He was driving home from this place in
a buggy when a team was driven up be-
hind him. The noise scared Mr. Rishell’s
horse and it started to run. The holding
back straps broke, so that the horse became
unmanageable and ran away. The buggy
was turned over and Mr. Rishell was drag-
ged quitea distance. The driver of the wag-
on behind jumped out to help him, where-
upon his team frightened and ran down
into the old axe mill dam, which is dried
off. There the wagon was upset and a lit-
tle girl thrown out, dislocating her wrist.
Adam Hazel caught Mr. Rishell’s horse
at the cider press. Mr. Rishell is about 60
years old making the accident a very serious
one to him. He was cut about the head
and sustained a number of scalp wounds.
Dr. Fisher is in attendance on hin.
AN INJUSTICE TO A YOUNG MAN.—At
the last session of court Mr. J. A. Weaver,
a traveling salesman who is well known in
Philipsburg, where his wife’s parents live,
was arraigned for embezzlement. The
charge was brought by a Boston firm, Ed-
ward Reardon & Co., in whose employ Mr.
Weaver had been for some time. The trou-
ble between the litigants grew out of a
contract by which Mr. Weaver was to re-
ceive so much for a stipulated period, then
to get an advance in the event of his re-
employment. The contract expired, but
he continued selling for the firm under the
impression that a new one would soon be
sent him. His house accepted the orders
sent and supplied him with money. Mr.
Weaver claimed the advance and retained
it, whereupon the suit was brought.
The Boston people did not appear against
him, which was evidence that they had no
case. It is a pity that the costs are not
large enough to give them a costly lesson
on the injustice of accusing an innocent
young man and placing him in a bad light
before the public.
We are glad that Mr. Weaver was able
to free himself of the reputation of dishon-
News Purely Personal.
—Mus. John Speer, of Chambersburg, is in town
visiting Mrs. W. T. Speer, of West High street.
—Mrs. Frank Lukenbach, of Philipsburg, is
visiting at her old home in this place.
—Superintendent of the water works, Mr. Sam-
uel Rine, is attending court this week at St.
—Mr. Jerry Swartz and daughter, Mrs. Barn-
hart, of Stoyestown, are visiting relatives in Cen-
tre county this week.
—Miss Gertrude Fravel, one of Snow Shoe’s,
charming young ladies is visiting her many
friends in Bellefonte.
—Mrs. Mitchell and her bright little son, Baird,
of Baltimore, are visiting at the home of Mrs.
Mary Powers, on Spring street.
—Mr. and Mrs. William Grauer, of South Spring
street, returned on Monday morning, after a few
weeks’ delightful visit to Philadelphia, Beech
Haven and Atlantic City. '
—Mr. Gearge B. Downing, of Altoona, formerly
a resident of this place and a man who has as
many friends in Bellefonte as any one who comes
here, is just now in town visiting,
—Messss. Abe Weber, the chief burgess, and
Mr. J. L. DeHass, the genial landlord of the Syr-
acuse house, both of Howard, were visitors in our
town last Wednesday, and while here attended
the picnic at Centre Hall.
—Olie Campbell, who is now superintendent of
the Clearfield telephone exchange vice Charlie
Noll resigned, spent Sunday with his family in
this place. Rush McClintic, the new lineman
from Lewistown, is daily seen climbing the green
—Frank W. Hess, Democratic candidate for
auditor and all around popular young man of
Philipsburg, is in town, making trips to the Gran-
ger's picnic and making friends with everybody.
Frank is a genial young fellow whom everybody
likes and he is right at home among the Grangers.
—Charles Houck, son of Rev. Wm. A. Houck
former pastor of the M. E. church here and now
of Hazleton, is in town visiting his many friends.
It has been three years since Charley left here
and he naturally finds much enjoyment in getting
back among the people of Bellefonte. He is em-
ployed by the Hazleton traction company and
while not in the best of health looks ¢filte the
—Mrs. Frank Anastrong, of Tyrone, and her
husband's grandmother, Mrs. Jane Lowery, of
Crafton, were in town, Tuesday, for a few hours on
their way to Oak Hall. Mrs. Lowery, who is a
grand-niece of Barbara Fritchie, is a good illus-
tration of the saying thata woman is only as old
as she looks for while she confesses to seventy
and some years, she is in appearance, manner
and agreeableness not more than sixty. She was
born and raised in Frederick, Md., and the tales
she knows of her distinguished aunt and grand-
mother are well worth hearing.
THE CENTENNIAL OF THE SCHEN CKS.—
The Schenck family in Centre county cele-
brated the centennial anniversary of their
settlement here, on Thursday of last week.
The services assumed the nature of a pic-
nic to which all the descendants of the fam-
ily were invited and during the joyousness
of the gathering together for such a reun-
ion a literary program was carried out and
the history of the family recounted.
So far as the Schenck genealogical tree in
Centre county is climbed it is found to he
a very honorable and respected one. The
family is large and its name is coincident
with the first settlement of the Bald Eagle
valley. It is little wonder then that the
centennial of this branch of the family,
which was celebrated on the very farm that
one of the ancestors had cleared a hundred
years ago, should have attracted such a
crowd as was there on Thursday.
The Hornet gives the following brief his-
torical sketch of the location of the Schencks
in this county :
“In 1795 two brothers, the Rev. Michael
Schenck and Daniel Schenck, of Lancaster
county, Pa., loaded their goods and fami-
lies into wagons and traveled up the Sus-
quehanna river to the mouth of the Junia-
ta, up the Juniata to where Water Street is
now located ; thence across the country to
Bellefonte, thence down the Bald Eagle,
one mile below Howard, where they had
purchased land ; Michael's being the farm
on which Jonathan Schenck, Esq., now re-
sides, and Daniel settled on what is now
known as the ‘‘furnace property,”” which he
afterwards sold to John Harris. Then he
went West and very little is known of his
Jonathan Schenck’s father was Daniel
Schenck who was a brother to Michael Jr.
and Frederick Schenck. The celebration
took place on the old homestead of Rev.
Michael J., Daniel and Frederick Schenck,
who are all dead. Descendants of the
Schenck’s, intermarried with the Holters,
Pletchers, Halls, ete., residing in this part
of Pennsylvania, which now number into
MARRIAGE LICENSES.—Following is the
list of marriage licenses granted by
orphans’ court clerk, G. W. Rumberger,
during the past week.
John E. Hoy, of Philadelphia, and Anna
E. Mingle, of Centre Hall.
Wilson Fry, of Harris, and Hatty Tute,
E. S. Spotts and Vileria Lucas, both of
P. 8S. McCann and Ella Sullivan, hoth
Roy C. Hoover, of Harris Twp., and
Maggie R. Poorman, of Patton.
George E. Aikey and Cora Harter, both
T.J. Van Scoyoc, of Philipsburg, and
Sarah Boluright, of Chester ill.
Frank Sausserman and Emma DM.
Shreftler, both of Bellefonte.
Wm. McKinney, of Potters Mills, and
Lizzie Moyer, of Centre Hill.
E. R. Lucas, of Boggs, and Julia E.
Bartley, of Walker.
Harry E. Stover, of Hagerstown, and
Viletti E. Stover, of Bellefonte.
WILSON-SMITH.—Miss. Matilda L. Wil-
son, one of Bellefonte’s prettiest young
women, was married to Rev. C. M. Smith,
of McConnelsburg, Pa., on Wednesday
morning, at 10:30. The Rev. A. A. Black,
of Boalsburg, officiated at the nuptials
which were celebrated at the home of the
bride’s aunt, Mrs. M. L. Jackson, on south
Only a few guests witnesssed the cere-
mony. The house was artistically decora-
ted with flowers and the bride looked sweet
in a dainty gown of white tulle. After the
ceremony the bride and groom left for a
tour, returning from which they will lo-
cate in McConnelsburg, where Mr. Smith
has a home all ready made for his wife.
——— A eae.
WANTED.—A good home for a bright
little boy, 20 months old and of good parent-
age. His mother is dead and his father is
willing to give full possession of the child.
Apply at this office.
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
Bed wheat... isc ie nnn, €5
Rye, per bushel............. . 35
Corn, shelled, per bushel.. 30
Corn, ears, per bushel.. 12%
Oats, per bushel, old. 20
Oats, per bushel, new 18
Barley, per bushel..... 35
Ground Plaster, per ton . 800
Buckwheat, per bushel. 4 40
Cloverseed, per bushel...................... $6 00 to £7 00
Bellefonte Produce Markets.
Corrected weekly by Sechler & Co.
Potatoes par bushel. ....ciuivs i 15
gnions Sebers Ee 40
iggs, per dozen.. 12
Lard, per pound.. 6
Country Shoulder: 6
Tallow, per pound... 3
Butter, per pound... 18
The Democratic Watchman.
Published every Friday morning, in Bellefonte,
Pa., at §2 per annum (if paid strictly in advance);
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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-
less paid for in advance.
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