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E SENIOR AsSEMBLY.—The Thanks-
eg Assembly of the Senior class of The
Pennsylvania State College will be given
in the armory, at that institution, on Fri-
day evening, November 27th.
The patronesses will be Mrs. H. R. Cur-
tin, Mrs. H. H. Stoek, Mrs. W. F. Reeder,
Mrs. Cyrus Gordon, Mrs. P. E. Womels-
dorf, Mrs. H. F. Fernald, Mrs. J. P. Jack-
son, Mrs. S. H. Becht, Mrs. C. W. Mason,
Mrs. J. Y. Dale, Mrs. Louis E. Reber, Mrs.
_D. C. Pearson, Mrs. Robert M. Foster,
Mrs. W. H. Patterson, Mrs. W. A. Buck-
out and Mis. J. L. Spangler.
The late Philip W. Barnhart.—His Life.
The subject of this sketch, who died Nov.
4th, 1896, at his home in Boggs township,
northeast of Curtin’s Works, about one
mile, may be remembered by those who had
the pleasure of his intimate acquaintance as a
notable type of the American citizen, socially
loyal not only to his government but like-
wise to the people. If there wasa man on
earth who truly loved his neighbor it was
he. Into his religion he carried the same
love of his fellows, the same faith in human-
ity only directed with a higher and holier
aim, that characterized his life as one of the
humblest of citizens. He had long been a
devout member of the Methodist Episcopal
church and was for many years an attendant
at the old Eagle chapel, where he officiated as
class leader, exhorter and steward of the
Col. P. W. Barnhart was born April 13th,
1813, on the north side of Bald Eagle Creek,
opposite Curtin’s rolling mill, in a house
which has long since disappeared, the im-
provement being owned by his father, the
late Hon. Henry Barnhart, who served two
terms with distinction from this county in
the Legislature of the State. The latter was
of German extraction while his wife,
the mother of P. W. i A was a
descendant of the Holt family. The 1der
Barnhart, in an early day before the ers of
canals, was a pilot for arks on the Bald Eagle
Creek and Susquehanna river, carrying iron
to Havre-de-Grace and Port Deposit. The
son, who assisted his father in arking and
rafting, possessed a store house of anecdotes
of those times fraught with danger, jollity
and hardship which he loved to dispense
upon occasion, for he was one, though char-
acteristically dignified and thoughtful, who
could relax from his apparant austerity and
enter with a zest into the spirit of com-
panionship and comradeship.
About 56 years ago, having lived all that
time in the happy wedded life with his faith-
ful wife and hclpmate Rebecca Leathers, he
became a farmer, worked hard, cleared much
of his own land and was till his death the
owner of the picturesquely located home in
which he departed this life, having replaced
the primitive log (still standing) with the
present more modern and villa-like residence,
which stands on the high bluff overlooking
the Bald Eagle creek and valley.
Of his public services, or rather, ser-
vices to the public, Col. P. W. Barnhart, it
may be said had his share, though he never
enjoyed any considerable remuneration. He
served one term as county Commissioner and
in 1842, was commissioned by Col. David R.
Porter as Colonel of militia of the Common-
wealth of Pennsylvania, in the 1st Brig. of
10th Division, composed of the several coun-
ties of Mifflin, Juniata, Centre, Huntingdon
and Clearfield, having served as captain of
the Bald Eagle valley company (‘Eagle
Grays’ I think) for seven years previous to
‘that time, attaining a high standard as a
military tactician of which, in later life, he
was justly proud, and loved to discourse
upon the glory of military life. About 1850
he was elected Justice of the Peace and was
consecutively re-elected till the close of his
life. The law and his remarkable con-
versance therewith, considered along with
his clerical ability, was perhaps his greatest
intellectual forte in which for a non-profes-
sional he was well versed. He gave a vast
deal of public service in a gratuitous spirit
to his neighbors and his party. He was truly
a Democrat in the most liberal aceeptation of
the term, but he never exalted in victory nor
despaired in defeat. Almost his last words to
the writer, the day before election (Nov. 3rd
last), when he yet hoped to be at the polls,
were : “‘the Democratic party must win,” as
he brought his enfeebled hands together.
He was a Solon in polities, his faith stayed
with him to the last. “Afflicted with asthma
and heart trouble, the sudden death of his
wife, his faithful and beloved wife, occurring
last March, was a sad blow to the once jovial
spirit of our departed father from which he
never rallied again or returned to his old
self.”” All through fhe time of his severe ill-
ness his trust was in his Saviour.
speak of meeting the loved ones who had
passed on before, frequently quoting beauti-
ful passages of Scripture. Especially would
he often speak of possessing the “peace of
God that passcth all understanding,” enjoy-
ing so much hearing sung those good old
hymns he used to delight in singing at church
and in the twilight hour in his own home,
so the end was peace. His last words to his
daughter being, ‘trust in Jesus and be a
Christian.” There was no struggle, only a
step, a transition and our friend and father
had entered the pearly gates.
We have here the proof that Godliness is
profitable unto all things, having promise
of the life that now is and of that which is
to come ‘‘likewise one of his favorite serip-
tural quotations, and, from which Rev.
Forest preached at the funeral service held
over the remains at the house, to a large
number of friends and mourners.” Inter-
ment was made in Eagle cemetery.
All Through Brush Valley.
Sup't. C. L. Gramley is in Philipsburg this
Mr. and Mrs. Kerstetter were in Laurelton
Mrs. Serene Harry, has recovered from her
Mrs. Rose Harter Mackey, of Williamsport,
is at home for a week.
Mr. Corman, one of our millers, made a
night flit to Pennsvalley.
The outside work on the Lutheran church
at Rebersburg is almost finished.
Ya, des is da Inching summer, aber richt
eich gons fleisich fa da Winder.
Miss Rilla Morris, of Rebersburg, visited
her Sugarvalley friends last Sunday.
He would |
PA rire bry Se SSE ae et
Mrs. J. K. Moyer has gone to Orangeville
to see her sister who is very ill with cancer.
Dr. Scott Burd, of Bellwood, came home
last Saturday. His father John Burd is
seriously ill. .
Mrs. Jane Brungart and son, of Nittany
valley, Sundayed with relations at Rebers-
A divine stimulus of a Turkish nature
visited a home in the west end of Rebers-
burg last week.
Mrs. Lydia Loose, widow of Samuel Loose,
will make her home with herson at Kreamer-
We are glad to note that George B. Stover
and daughter, of Livonia, are gradually im-
proving from a siege of sickness. Dr. Good-
man is attending them.
H. G. Krape, one of our hustling business
men has started a confectionary store in
Rebersburg. Hisorganand piano customers
will get a stick of candy or a peanut. Now,
girls, young and old, is your chance.
We are sorry to note that our good silver
Democrat, Jasper Wolf, moved to Bellewood
last Tuesday. He rendered valuable services
to the county and valley during the Bryan
campaign for which he is kindly remem-
Port Matilda Pointers.
We have heard the question asked, several
times within the past few weeks: ‘‘What
has become of the Pointers man?’ For the
information of the public we will say that he
has been very busily engaged for some time
and could not be on deck, but now that the
election is over, and some are feeling good
and some not so, we have concluded to live
on as usual as long as the good Lord sees fit
to leave us.
John A. Stevens has returned from Vir-
ginia, where he had been running a saw
mill for Geo. W. Woodring for the last year.
John says he attended an election on Dismal
river, down in Buchanan Co., Va., at which
the ballot box was placed on a log in the
woods and the election board stood around
the log while the others voted. The box had
been packed ona man’s back for a distance
of 10 miles.
Mr. Geo. W. Hoover, an old farmer who
resides about 2 miles south of this place, on
the Half-moon side of Muncy mountain, was
taken in to the tune of a new overcoat last
Friday a week ago, by a tramp who repre-
sented himself as wanting to buy a farm.
He gave his name as Miller and after board-
ing with Mr. Hoover from Friday until Mon-
day, and the terms of sale had been com-
pleted, he borrowed his host’s new overcoat
to wear over to Taylor township, where he
professed to have $2,100 in safe keeping and
that was the last seen of him. The coat was
of mohair with brown corded stripes. The
rascally swindler had a sandy complexion,
was 5ft. 8 inches high, with gray mixed
beard, sore eyes. A reward will be paid for
the arrest of the fellow.
Pine Grove Mention.
Dr. H. H. Miller, of
looking up stock this week.
Rev. Guyer is conducting a protracted
meeting in the M.. E. church this week.
Next Saturday D. H. Fry will offer his
entire stock and farm implements at public
Rev. Lesher, of Boalsburg, will fill the
Presbyterian pulpit in this place next Sun- |!
day at 2:30 p. m.
Sub-supervisor Archy is giving the roads
special attention this week to shape them
up for winter.
Mrs. Samuel Moore, of State College, spent
several days at the home of her youth with
Rev. Aikensis attending conference this
deacon Cyrus Barr.
The hog cholera scare that is bordering all
around us has hastened the butchering sea-
son several weeks.
Mrs. Jacob Bottorf and her son Linn, shared
Prof. Weaver's hospitality last Sunday. Mus.
1B. is still the same pleasant lady as of yore.
(‘lem Fortney and wife were the guests of
merchant O. B. Krebs, last Sunday. While
here they had the pleasure of greeting
many of their old associates.
Oscar Hickman, one of Gregg township's
progressive farmers, accompanied by his
frau were 1ecently welcome visitors at the
home of \W. H. Bloom, at Bloomsdorf.
J. TF. Meyers bears the title of deacon
quite modestly to which position he was
elected last Sunday by his Reformed brethren
in place of Samuel McWilliams resigned.
Comununion services were held in the
Lutheran church last Sunday morning. Rev.
Aikens, unassisted, broke the bread of life to
one hundred and forty-six communicants.
The Lutheran ladies will give a supper on
Thanksgiving evening in the parlors of A. J.
Tate's home, on Maia street, for the benefit
of the church window fund. We bespeak
for them a liberal patronage.
One of the meanest acts that any one could
be guilty of is that of destroying: public
property. A few nights ago the iron arch
over the drive-way entrance to the new
cemetery was broken off and thrown to the
ground. A dirty contemptible trick it was.
We are extremely sorry to note the illness
of Miss Bella Smiin. second daughter of
farmer W. H. Smith near town. She is
suffering with a tumor in the region of the
stomach. Her doctor advises her to be
taken to the hospital for treatment at once.
Under track-boss Michael, Conley, the new
railroad is progressing rapidly and with a
few more days of good weather the road will
be graded to the last cut, near the Ard barn.
This cut is about six hundred feet long and
will average about six feet deep. This week
will sce the track laid to that point.
The fellow who dropped a four pound iron
sledge into our stone crusher while in mo-
tion causing almost an entire wreck of the
machine has little mercy on an already over
taxed peovle. The supervisors are responsi-
ble and should sce to it that mone but the
most trusted and careful men are employed
to run the machinery.
At the great Republican jollification, held
here last Friday night, about three dozep
footmen and half dozen horsemen were in
line followed by-a-aumber of boys as the re-
sult of the effort which the bosses had been
at Salona. Ie is accompanied by |
working on all week. The weather was not
as propitious as it might have been, which
deterred the country and town folks from
crowding the side walks and whoopin-er-up
for those in line. The Forest city band head-
ed the column and rendered some music. W.
E. McWilliams marshalled the forces in line.
W. D. Port, a former Democrat carried ‘old
glory,” 8. A. Dunlap, in payment of an elec-
tion bet, carried a banner on which was
inscribed ‘Hurrah for McKinley’ a pros-
perity and protection banner was carried by
the Scotia boys. Bryan and Hanna got most
of the cheers. Palmer and Buckner got but
one faint cheer in front of ex-county trea-
surer J. B. Mitchells mansion. A. A. Dale,
of Bellefonte, made the loudest speech in
front of the St. Elmo hotel. The chilly
November air caused the small crowd to
seek more comfortable quarters which was
conclusive evidence that after months of
stormy discussion the people needed rest
from political agitation. About the only ex-
citement was caused by several fisticuffs.
Wm. Gates gave leg-bail and Willis Ghaner,
of Scotia, took the belt.
Mrs. MusseR DEAD.—There are few peo-
ple in this vicinity who did not know Aunt
Lucetta Musser. She was a mother to the
orphan, a friend to the homeless, and was
ever ready to do a kindness to her neighbor.
She was born in Dauphin county, April 14th,
1824, and with her father, Simon Ward, came
to the Glades and settled on what is now the
Louder farm. May 16th 1846, she married
John L. Musser, which was the first marriage
ceremony the writer ever witnessed. Most
of her life was spent on the farm but as old
age approached they came to this town where
their home was constantly filled with guests.
Upon her husband’s death eight years ago
their property was found to be very much
involved and after the settlement she was
left in very destitute and” straightened cir-
cumstances. She had been sick for many
months and her death, which occurred at the
home of W. H. Roush on the morning of the
18th, was hastened by cancer. She was a
member of the Lutheran church from child-
hood and was always interested in the cause
of missions. She was an only sister of ten
brothers, of whom Simon, of Baileyville ;
John, of Stormstown ; William, of Philips-
burg ; James K. P., of Olean, N. Y., and
Albert, of Petrolia, are living. She was
buried by the side of her husband in the old
cemetery on Thursday afternoon, with Rev.
ANTED HAY AND STRAW. —If
any of the subscribers of the WATCHMAN
who live within hauling distance of Bellefonte
have hay or straw to sell I will accept it in part or
as entire payment on any accounts they may
have at this office. P. GRAY MEEK.
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For SALE.—Good seven room house on
Allegheny street, Bellefonte. Apply to
1013 E. BROWS, Jr.
R RENT.—The hotel, store and farm
at Rearing, Clinton Co., Pa., unfurnished.
Hotel is being rebuilt and will be ready for oc-
cupancy Dec. 1st. Apply to J. W. MERREY,
41-44-1m Beech Creek, Pa.
UDITOR’S NOTICE. — The under-
signed having been appointed an auditor
by the Orphan's court of Centre county, Penna,
.in the matter of the estate of the late Patrick
Dodsey, of Bellefonte, will be in his office at 10
o'clock, Friday, Dec. 11th, 1896, to_ distribute the
funds in the hands of Henry C. Quigley, adminis-
trator of same, to and among those legally enti-
tled to participate in such distribution, and at
which time all parties interested are notified to
appear or forever be debarred from participating
By recent changes every room is equipped with
steam heat, hot and cold running water and
lighted by electricity. One hundred and fifty
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lars and Cents.
et ever known in the wholesale trade.
our z floors show very plainly that we have an immense: stock.
DRY GOODS AND MILLINERY
than any store in Bellefonte.
OUR CLOTHING DEPARTMENT
THAN WHOLESALE PRICES IN NEW YORK.
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our business has been very large and still increasing.
goods to “SUIT YOU” and at “POPULAR PRICES".
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DOLLARS GO FURTHER HERE THAN ELSEWHERE.
We do not ask your trade for friendship sake but on the basis of Dol-
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Our trade is LARGE, our stock is so GREAT, and our assortment
so VARIED that we are enabled to
have never been equaled in this town.
IN “DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT.”
we are absolutely without competition.
IN “DOMESTIC TABLE LINENS & HOUSE FURNISHING ARTICLES”
we made our big purchase on the depressed markets. Those goods
have since then all advanced sharply in prices, and we are
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Never before have we had such a nice line of
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things in fancy Vests, neat figures in all wool
goods takes the place of Corduroy.
the beautiful patterns |
our merchant tailoring
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Hats, Neckwear and furnishing goods in profu-
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