Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 09, 1897, Image 8

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    Dera Affat
Bellefonte, Pa., April 9, 1897.
CORRESPONDENTS.—No communications pub-
lished unless accompanied by the real name of
the writer.
——Madisonburg public schools have
closed. :
——Joshua Folk is now night watchman
about the court house.
——It is a little early but there are
children running bare footed on Bellefonte
stre@ts already. :
L. C. Bullock’s Milesburg carriage
manufactury is said to be busier than it has
been for years.
Easter Sunday will be observed by
some special service by nearly ggery church
in Bellefonte.
Prof D. M. Wolf will open his
Spring Mills academy for teachers and
others on the 12th inst.
——**A Breezy Time’’ to-morrow night.
Fitz and Webster are both funny, so are
other members of the company.
-——To-night the Imperial mandolin and
guitar club is scheduled for a concert in
Kune’'s opera house, at Eagleville.
The 24th annual conference of the
Centre Baptist association has just closed
successful sessions in Philipsburg.
Penns valley farmers were busy
plowing during most of the week. The
wet weather did not seem to retard some of
them at all.
——1It is reported that Barney Shipley
will be an applicant for the post office at
Fleming. He has stopp® farming and
moved into town.
—Dr. and Mrs. R. Gi. H. Hayes are being
congratulated on the arrival of a new boy
who put in his appearance at their home,
last Friday evening.
——The rain that began falling, on Sygi-
day afternoon, put out the forest fires that
had been raging on Nittany and Brush
mouatains prior to that time.
~——V. D. Culveyhouse has moved his
general repair shop from the room on High
strect to the basement of the Aiken block,
corner of Allegheny and Bishop streets.
—— The Bellefonte Central's Saturday
shopper is growing in popularity and peo-
ple all along that line are taking weekly
advantage of the half rate fares to Belle-
William Flack has moved his bar-
ber shop from the Aiken's block, corner of
Bishop and Allegheny streets, to the Ben-
ner building on the south-west corner of
the Diamond.
~The cutting off of the electric ser-
vice does not cripple the opera house equip-
ment in this place. The gas fittings are
just as effective as the electric ones and
have always been ready for use.
———Mr. and Murs. R. M. Lucas have given
up the conduct of the hotel at Unionville
and will move to Philipsburg, where Mr.
Lucas has secured a position as engineer on
the Beech Creek railroad.
——Col. W. C. Heinle is just home from
attendance at court at Ridgway, where he
succeeded in clearing a Howard man who
was charged with a serious crime. William
is reputed one of the best criminal lawyers
in this part of the State.
——The county commissioners will proh-
ably put a new roof on the court house
during the summer. If this is done it will
be raised and modernized to some extent.
The present roof is full of holes and is real- |
ly too flat to repair to any advantage.
——Owing to the fact that there will nos
be any street lights on in Bellefonte for a
few days. Irv. Taylor, John Dunlop, Col.
Amos Mullen and Wm. Gares are all on
duty as night officers. Burgess: Naginey is
determined that the town shant be toted
off in the dark if hig, brave men can pre-
vent it.
——W. T. Meyer, director of the Pres-
byterian church choir, is having special re-
hearsals with his choir preparatory to a
song service which is to be rendered in the
church on the evening of Easter Sunday.
The music is of a high order and will be a |
treat to the music loving. people of Belle-
——Murs. Mary M. Reed, wife of John
A $20,000 FIRE AT THE EpIsoN ELEc-
-—Nothing but the blackened brick wall and
a portion of the boiler house remain on the
site of the Bellefonte Edison electric illum-
inating company’s plant which was one
of the best equipped electric light stations
in any of the small towns of the country
before last Tuesday night.
A few minutes after midnight engineer
Thomas Faxon detected the smell of smoke
back in the dynamo room and started at
once to discover what caused it. He went
out to the Lamb street {ront where he was
unable to see anything out of order until
the glare of flames on the windows of a
building on the opposite side of the street
arrested his attention, then looking down
the street he discovered that the whole in-
terior of the office in the old portion of the
building was ablaze. He quickly ran to
the alarm and started it sounding, then tried
to get the fire emergency apparatus to work-
ing but the fire and smoke were so great
by this time that he had to leave that por-
tion of the building. The department was
late in getting to the scene because the lights
had gone out on the streets and the alarm
had been indefinite as to the location of the
fire, but as soon as the lights went out it
was known where the trouble was.
Unfortunately the plug at Lamb and
Water streets could not be gotten open for
some time and the Undine engine was dis-
abled in getting to the scene so that this
combination of unlooked for circumstances
resulted in the fire getting beyond .control
before water was gotten on it in effective
streams. Notwithstanding all these diffi-
culties the firemen worked desperately and
succeeded in saving adjoining property
even though they had ono of the
gerous looking fires that has ever occurred
in the town and @ windy night to contend
From the office the flames ran rapidly
over the oily floors and combustible rubbish
in the ware rooms and ate their way into
the new portion of the plant where the four
incandescent. and one are dynamos were
planted and the two high speed engines
located. There the oil and other inflamma-
| ble material made a frightful fire, the mas-
sive timbers that supported the slate roof
fed the flames for hours and sent great
showers of sparks to ride the gale to all por-
tions of town.
It was a remarkable fire in that it seemed
| impossible that a brick building, with brick
partition walls, and slate roof should make
it so Lot and lasting.
The entire plant is
battery of boilers which are only slightly
damaged. As they were charged high with
steam at the time the fire broke out and
some of the connections were broken off
people were a-little bit timid about ap-
proaching the place for fear of an ex-
plosion. .
President James Harris, of the Edison
company, estimates the loss at $20,000, on
which there is an insurance of $10,000.
None ot the dynamos or engines will he
worth fixing up so that they are total losses.
Workmen were put to cleaning away the
debris early Wednesday morning and the
plant will be rebuilt at once. The street
lights are expected to bein use by the latter
part of next week and ten days later the
patrons of the company will be given light
again as usual.
The fire will leave Bellefonte as dark as
a country village for some time. | All kinds
of lamps, tallow dips and gas fixtures were
hunted up, on Wednesday, for use in pri-
vate houses and business places, but the
streets will be Stygian in their blackness,
as the old time gas lamps have all been.
taken down or dismantled.
Engineer Faxon is of the opinion that
the place was set on fire Ie says it could
not have happened from the wires hecause
the indicators under which he was working
were as steady as usual even after he had
discovered the flames.
stances, when carefully considered, dispel
the idea of incendiaryism.
wreck, except the
HiLn.—Early last Friday morning two
small frame dwelling houses owned by
Charles Dan, an Italian, and located just
outside the horough line, on Half-moon
hill, were totally destroyed by five.
The fire broke out in a house occupied by
John Shawiey, Dan’s father-in-law, and
the place burned so rapidly that he
had scarcely lime to fly from his burn-
Reed, died at her home, in Coleville, at an |
early hour, last Friday morning, leaving a
family of six children. Deceased was 45
years old and had been ill but three days |
with pneumonia. Burial was made in the
cemetery at the Valentine iron works, on
Sunday afternoon.
—A delegation of young men from the
Bellefonte Y. M. C. A., went to Lemont,
last Sunday evening, and conducted relig-
ious services in the Preshyterian church at
that place. Secretary F. H. Cota, Roger Bay-
ard, Frank Taylor, Emanuel Markle, Wal-
ter Bush and James R. Hughes were in the
party. The meeting was largely at\ended,
notwithstanding the disagreeable evening.
While there the young men were nicely
entertained by Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bath- !
Hugh McAllister Beaver, of this
place, who has so ably filled the position
of secretary of College Young Men’s Chris-
tian Associations for Pennsylvania, for the
past several years, has just accepted a call
to the general secretaryship of the inter-
collegiate Y. M. C. A., of New York city.
Hugh has been remarkably successful in
his work among young men and thé cause
of it is readily seen when an acquaintance
is made with his manly, straightfor-
ward, christian character. He is the second
son of tien'l. James A. Beaver.
| insurance.
ing house. It is the third time the
family has been burned out in ten years
and the misfortune is exceptionally deplora-
ble coming just at the time when they had
accumulated a little furniture and were
living comfortably. Mr. Shawley had no
His wife was sleeping at her
daughter's house that night.
The house occupied by Dan took fire
from the other and was reduced to ashes in
most dan- |
But the circam-
wo Houses BURNED oN HALF Moox- |
——ZEggs are selling at eight cents the
dozen out on Wallace Run.
The foundation for a new United
Evangelical church at Wolf’s Store is being
——The Good Templar and Military
bands of Lock Haven have consolidated and
will hereafter be known as the Lock Haven
— Pe
——Daniel Emlick, an old soldier who
lived near Loganton, in Sugar valley,
died last Saturday afternoon after a long
illness. He was 55 years old and is sur-
vived by a widow.
——County commissioner J. L. O’Don-
nel, of Clinton county, has purchased the
Bixel Bros. saw mill, at Green Burr, and
will remove it to Snow Shoe, where he will
have it in operation all summer.
— Os
——W. T Achenbach, who left this place
to locate at Glen’s Falls, N. Y., is reported
to haye made a good change. His jewelry
store is the finest in that city and trade
has started off unusually good for him.
——Dr. M. Salm, the noted and success-
ful specialist, has arranged to spend one
day each month at Howard. Those in
need of his services will find the date in
his regular advertisement in this issue of
—— Pe
At a meeting of the stock-holders of
the Clinton county oil and gas company,
held in Lock Haven, on Tuesday after-
noon, it was decided to go deeper ®ith
their test wells providing
raised for the purpose.
spring wagon in which he was riding. Mr.
ful injury to his hands and shoulders.
rr QP eeee—
——Burglars blew the door off the safe
in C. F. York’s Malena home office, at
| Warriorsmark, last Iriday night, but did
not secure a cent. The firm’s business is
carried on almost exclusively hy checks
and drafts, hence cash is rarely ever kept
in the safe. As it happened there was
nothing of value in it when it was blown.
——— mr
During the few days that the B. E. V.
express messenger, Frank Hayne, has heen
acting agent at Tyrone Harry Taylor, the
been making the train runs between Lock
Haven and Tyrone. John Dubbs is doing
Harry’s work here. While the change
is not permanent it shows, nevertheless,
that the Adams company recognizes the
making of a good man in Harry Taylor and
purposes schooling him accordingly.
rr QA eee
—A few day’s illness with apoplexy cul-
minated in the death of Michael Carstet-
ter, aged 72 years, at Mill Hall, on Tuesday.
Interment was made in the Cedar hill ceme-
tery, on Wednesday afternoon. Deceased
was a highly respected old gentleman and
leaves the following children : Mrs. Mary
Houseworth, Mill Hall; Mrs. Julia Stewart,
Westport ; Mrs. Mabel Berry, Rote ; Mrs,
Rebecca Bittner, Lock Haven ; Mrs. Mary
Stryke and Miss Amanda, Olean. Mr.
Carstetter was the oldest axemaker in Mill
Hall, having been engaged at axe making
in the factories at that place since 1849.
rere Ql) —eamee—
Nearly everybody in Bellefonte
knows or knows of “Uncle” Jimmy Wad-
dle, who has been conducting a freight
train on the B. E. V. almost since the first
day cars ran over it along in the sixties.
While no one questions his ability as a
railroad man, though nearly seventy years
old, in fact the Pennsylvania company con-
siders him one of the very best in the ser-
vice, there are those who will wink the
other eye when we announce that he has
developed into quite a pedestrian. He re-
cently entered a contest in Tyrone and
walked a mile on a wager so fast that the
other fellow had to lay down a twenty dol-
lar note to fix up his account with the
stake holder. “‘Uncle” Jimmy is not slow,
by any means, he gets on and off his train
with as much alaerity as his most agile
the old rail-roader cavorting, along the
tracks as often as we ‘have he would never
have wagered $20 that he couldn’t walk a
| . . . .
{ mile in fifteen minutes.
| PROVING A Success.—The Jenkins iron
| and tool company, manufacturers: of heavy
| hardware, have evidently, made a “find”
in putting W. R. Jenkin’s patent weldless
steel garden rake on the market. The firm
; of Jenkins and Lingle, founders and ma-
{hint have been at work on a machine
a short time, though all of his furniture | to press these rakes out of solid steel sheets
was gotten out.
The fire is supposed to have originated
from a burning, defective flue.
$550 insurance on the one building and
$350 on the other, which amounts will
fully cover his loss.
early last Monday morning. It was occu-
pied by A. Kessler who saved a large por-
tion of his effects.
sured for $600. Mrs. Kessler had made a
large wood fire in the cook stove before re-
tiring and it is supposed to have heated
the'tlue in the garret so as to set fire to the
—— eee
———Chicken thieves
have caused the fire that burned Thomas |
Adams’ stable, in Milesburg, last Saturday |
morning. The building was discovered to
be on fire about 1 o’clock, but it: was im-
possible to save it from destruction. A
number of farming implements and chick-
ens were burned.
at about $300.
Dan carried |
John Breon’s house, on North street, |
Millheim, was totally destroyed by fire | ment
The building was in- |
are supposed to |
| for several years, but did not succeed in
getting it perfected until last season, too
late for the trade. Many hundreds of the
[ialses were made and stored up for this
| season, however, and they are now on the
! market all over the country.
In conversation with a Bellefonte imple-
man, the other day, he re-
I marked that the new ‘‘rake is the finest
garden tool of its sort I ever saw.” The
man has had more experience with such
implements than any other dealer in town
| and when he could make an assertion, back-
ling it up by a comparison with a dozen
| other makes that were standing about his
| store, there can be little doubt of the value
| of the new invention. :
These rakes are being made at the How-
ard iron works and can be turned out at the
1ate of two thousand per day, as that is the
i capacity of the machine. They are lighter,
| stronger and cheaper than auy others, be-
The loss is estimated | Sides having the advantage of being made
| all in one piece.
assistant Adams agent in Belletonte, has |
brakeman and if Harry Cutler had seén |
money can be |
| tend to beautify our streets and give them
LIC BUILDING.—Af$ the regular meeting of
council, on Monday night, the bids were
opened for the, new public building that
will probably soon ornament the borough
property on east Howard street. Benjamin
Bradley was the lowest bidder and his
proposition will be accepted, providing the
Finance commmittee of council can raise
the necessary money to go ahead with the
work. The various bids were as follows :
Joseph Fox bid, for Mill Hall brick,
$4,184.00 ; for common brick, $3,881.00.
D. Bartley, according to specifications,
$4,636.65. :
Ed. J. Garret, according to specifications,
54.327,51. :
W. L. Steele, Mill Hall brick, $4,182.00;
home brick, $4,113.00
Benjamin Bradley would take the old
building off their hands and build accord-
ing to specification for $3,945.00
Samuel Gault, $4,299.00 ; if allowed to
use common plaster may take off $100.00
from bid.
John Wagner requested that a board
walk be laid from the corner of Spring and
Curtin streets, along Spring to Beaver
street. As there is no pavement along there
council should take favorable action on
this request. There should be sidewalks
on all streets in a well regulated town, or
people should not be asked to pay taxes.
Sam’l Gault represented some east Beaver
street people who want a walk laid on
Ridge street, from Beaver to Curtin. There
is a portion of town that so far as having a
way to get into the business portion, with-
out getting i mud shoe-mouth deep,
is entirely -neglected. Quite a number of
nice little homes line east Beaver street
and there is no reason why council should
While Israel Freeze, of Wallace Run, | not enforce the law for providing pavements
was driving to Dix-run, last Thursday, his | for them just the same as is done in the
horse shied at a train of cars and upset the | more thickly populated parts of the hor-
ough. Both requests were referred to the
Freeze was thrown out and suffered a pain- | Street committee.
The Street committee reported cleaning
of the streets in progress, repairs to bridges,
a line given to William Walker on whieh
he can build a retaining wall in front of his
mother’s South Potter street property, and
the necessity of fixing up Cherry alley.
The Water committee reported the lay-
ing of service pipe from Armstrong’s to
Clark’s, on Howard street, the cleaning of
the spring, but that no definite plan could
be reported for rewalling it. ’ |
Under the head of Fire and Police it was
recommended that the committee confer
with the fire marshall and report at the
next council meeting on the amount of hose
actually needed by the department. A
New York salesman of fabric hose was pres-
ent and exhibited his variety to council,
but no action was taken on it. From what
we have been able to learn both companies
{are badly in need of hose and if fires were
to break out in different portions of the
town at the same time the department
would be placed in a great dilemma.
Another matter that this committee should
look into at once is the condition of the fire
plugs. Several times during the fall and
winter the WATCHMAN urged council to
arrange to have the street commissioner or
water-works superintendent make a week-
ly test of all fire plugs in town to $#& that
they are in readiness for use at any mo-
ment. The result of neglect in this line
was keenly felt, on Tuesday night, when it |
required fully ten minutes to open the plug |
at Lamb and Water streets and in the
meantime the (ire in the electric light sta-
tion had gained such headway that it was
past saving.
The election of police officers resulted in
I during the
the selection of H. H. Montgomery for
chief and Col. Amos Mullen to take officer |
Gares’ place, dropped from the force. Thos.
Shaughenesy was re-elected street commis-
sioner, over Joel Johnston, by a vote of 6
to 2. Under this head burgess Naginey ap-
peared and recommended the establishment
of police headquarters and the adoption of
suitable uniforms. The burgess will have
done Bellefonte a lasting service if he ob-
tains such an end.
According to the new and more effective
ideas of street making that are being intro- i
duced ito council it is probable that the |
old ordinance requiring the building of a
gutter along all streets will soon be repeal-
ed. If streets ale properly constructed
there will be no need for gutters, but in
the event of their being done away with |!
councils should not fail to enact an ordi-
nance requiring the laying of a 6 or 8 inch
curb on a regular line on all streets. Such
a requirement, more than any other! would
a neat appearance.
~The plans for the new public building,
published in the WATCHMAN, two weeks
ago, were adopted and council adjourned
after ordering the payment of bills to the
amount of $646.13.
———— RN
last Friday morning William McCloskey
was driving past S. A. Wilt’s grocery store,
in Mill Hall, and noticing two men in front
of the building his attention was aroussd
to know what they were doing there and
thinking something was wrong went to
Mr. Wilt’s house and woke him up. Both
then went to the store and found the men
busy helping themselves to whatever they
could get hold of. Mr. Wilt opened the
door hefore the men saw them. They blew
out the light and started for the rear door.
Mr. Wilt fired five shots at them, but they
It was found that entrance had been
made through the front door, through
which a hole had been bored so that the
lock could be removed. They carried
away a revolver and eighty-three cents
in money.
re —
—Fitz and Webster’s ‘‘Breezy Time’
comes to Garman’s to-morroyg night.
——The Journal, Philipsburg’s live lit-
tle daily paper, was ten years old on Fri-
day. We hope that the future years may
bring prosperity to such a clean and credit-
able enterprise as Mr. Bair is directing. -
EASTER OPENING—On Wednesday and
Thursday, April 14th and 15th, Miss Maize
Graham will have her opening of spring
and summer millinery. She will show
the latest effects in hats and bonnets and
invites everyone to see them. Store on
the corner of Allegheny and Bishop streets.
— ee fp ® mmr!
—New spring clothing just opened at
Faubles’. Prices much lower than ever.
It will pay you to investigate.
Gilmour will have her opening of spring
and summer millinery next Wednesday
and Thursday, April 14th and 15th.
Everyone is invited to visit her store in the
Brockerhoff house block and examine“the
News Purely Personal.
—Mus, I. C. Rutter, of Benore, spent Wednes-
day shopping in Bellefonte.
—Mrs. H. C. Valentine, of Curtin street, went
down to Atlantic City, on Tuesday, and will spend
two weeks at the shore.
—XNoah Cronemiller, groceryman Jared Harper's
right hand man, spent a few days last week with
relatives in and about Aaronsburg.
—Prothonotary W. F. Smith is in Philadelphia
for a few days, and dnring his absence Mr. L. A.
Schaefer is running that department of the court
—John H. Yocum has gone to California for a
month's visit. His mother, Mrs. S. H. Yocum, will
return East with him to spend the summer at her
old home in Middletown, N. Y.
—Sup’'t. F. H. Clemson, of the Carnegic ore
operations at Scotia, and Mrs. Clemson were ar-
rigals in town yesterday afternoon. They spent
several hours in Bellefonte shops.
—He comes to town quite often but it is only
occasionally that our old friend W. B. Grassmire,
of Milesburg, finds time to “fool away” in a print
shop. He was here, last Friday, and paid his re-
—Clem Deninger, president of Centre Hall coun-
cil, and thoroughly pleased with the endorsement
the people of that town gave his new water
scheme at the local election, on Tuesday, spent
Wednesday night in Bellefonte,
—Edgar Green, superintendent of one of Al-
toona’s largest electrical plants, is in town trying
to dispose of a dynamo to the Bellefonte company.
He isa son of F. Peeples Green, of this place, and
atone time was superintendent of the Edison
station here.
—Arthur E. Kerlin, eldest son of Mr, A. S. Ker-
lin, of Centre Hall, was in Bellefonte yesterday
looking up a little business in his line
produce trader. He and his father do a very large
business in this line in Penns valley and their
shipments form Centre Hall form no small por
tion of the traffic from that point, :
das a
—Edward P. Butts returned to his. hu siness in
Holyoke, Mass, on Monday evening. His
brother Fred will make his home with him in the
future and the home of their lamented father, on
Linn street] this place, is being remodeled and
will be rented. Mr, Butts’ death and the departs
ure of the boys removes one of Bellefonte's oldest
—William P. Brew, a brother of Mr. Harry
Brew, of Spring street, arrived in town yesterday
afternoon, and is visiting his old home and friends
herc. He is located at Pittsburg where he has
Leatlquarters as the representative of the Ridg-
way engine and dynamo company. He has what
eminent scientists have proclaimed very good
machine and is here showing it to the directors
of the Edison company.
—Mr. G. W. Ward, a brother of Dr. J. E. Ward,
of this place, was here on a visit to his brothe -
latter part of last week. He
located in Pittsburg, where he has been finding
the work of carpentering very protitable. He
brought a gramophone along with him and found
considerable amusement in entertaining his
brothers and friends here and his relatives at his
old Pine Grove home.
—'Squire W. J. Carlin, four times elected justice
ofhis precinct in Miles township and the John
Wanamaker of Rebersburg, was in this place,
on Wednesday, giving his attention to some egal
business. Next week he will spend in Philadel-
phia laying in a stock of fine goods suitable for
the spring and summer trade. The ‘Squire has
been in the mercantile business down there for
four years and likes it, only together with his du-
ties as justice it gives him alittle more work that
| he relishes.
—One of the oldest builders, and we might just
as truthfully say one of the most thoroughly re-
spected men in Bellefonte, is Mr. William B.
Straub, of Reynolds avenue. He has been a resi-
dent of the town for years and is one of those men
who prefers the quiet sanctity of home life to the
everlasting struggle for prominence that seems
to keep some men tearing at their. surroundings
most of the time. Mr. Straub has been in the em-
ploy of Jenkins and Lingle, machinists, for at |
least twenty years, and is reputed one of the best |
pattern makers atthe husiness,
—He doesn’t impress you asx being an old man,
ret you will think that such is the case, when
we tell you that Henry Walkey, of Logan street
has béen reading the Warcionax for just forty-two
years and thirteen weeks. Well, he isn’t an old
man at all. He just began reading this paper
when he was young and that explains it all.
When Mr. Walkey lived on his father's little farm,
down in Nittany valley, they took the Watch (Ax
and the fondness he acquired for it in his youth-
ful days has grown with every visit this paper has
made him since. Mr. Walkey's first trip to Belle-
fonte as a tradesman was in 1865, when he came
up to work on the home of the late D. M. Wagner,
now owned by Daniel Garman, corner of High and
Spring streets. Two years later he married and
the following year he moved to Bellefonte and
has lived here ever since, though for a number of
years employed as a pattern maker at Jenkins
and Lingle’s machine shops, he has pounded so
many nails in Bellefonte buildings that if they
were dollars in his possession the wealth of old
Crarzus would ba no pat -hin’ to his.
—Mr. H. E. Homan, one of the representative
young husbandmen of the vicinity of Oak Hall,
spent part of Wednesday, in Bellefonte, on busi-
ness. He was one of the many farmers who were
caught “long” on potatoes last season and is just
now in a great quandary as to whether to plant
strong or light this year. Mr. Homan makes
things go for a profit on the farm and is not in busi-
ness for his health alone. Just to show what ean
be done under good mangement he recited a little
experience he had, a few years ago, with sheep ;
You know small stock is about the only profitable
outcomg of the farm nowadays: He purchased
eleven ewes ata sale and paid the good round
price of $ each for them, but laid down the cash
and got the usual 6 per cent. discount, making
his outlay $11.36. The first season he took 100 Ihs.
of wool from them and sold fifteen of their lambs
at §3 enchi. Wool was then selling at 16 cts. the
pound, so you see he realized $61 off the fleck,
paying for themselves and making nearly §20 over
for their keeping. Though wool and lambs have
both gone down some in price he still finds the
business profitable.
B. 5th Reg., N. G. P., stationed at this .
place, were banqueted in their armory,
last Friday night, and a right royal time
they had. No outsiders except representa-
tives of the press had been invited and
it was strictly a military affair.
The banquet was tendered by Capt.
Hugh S. Taylor and was a mark of his ap-
preciation of the earnestness with which
the men have been working to regain their
old standing as first in the regiment. For
the last year the proficiency of B company
bas been increasing by great strides and
the progress has been due more to the good
feeling, that exists between officers and
men, than to any other cause.
The early part of the evening was spent
in drilling and with that done the men as-
sembled in the large drill room where
caterer Achenbach had laid covers for all
on a daintily decorated table. After the
various courses had been served Lieut.
Geo. L. Jackson, as master of ceremonies,
called for responses to the various teasts he
proposed. The boys all enjoyed the even-
ing andAvhen they had’ eaten all they
could and had talked all they could they
gave three cheers and a tiger for their bril-
liant young Captain hind adjourned.
It was such a delightful occasion that it
will probably be the beginning of an an-
nual company banquet.
. *be -
, —— Ebensburg, Erie and Conneaut Lake
would all like to furnish sites for the next
annual encampment of the second brigade
N. G. P. All three places are beginning
to hold out inducements and pull wires to
entertain the soldiers when they go into
their regular summer encampment. There
had heen a prospect of the Guard’s going
to New York to take part in the Grant
monument dedication, on the 27th inst, but
since the New York papers have been talk-
ing so unkindly about our citizen soldiery
it is quite likely that the trip will not be
taken except by a provisional brigade com-
posed of five orsix regiments made up from
the three brigades of the State, hut on May
15th, they will all go to the unveiling
ceremonies of the Washington and Penn
monuments in Philadelphia. The Second
brigade encampment has been fixed for
7 to 21.
——Col. Theodore Burchfield, command-
ing the 5th Reg., N. (i. P., has announced
the following appointments of Bellefonte
men to various regimental positions i Dr.
Robert G. H. Hayes, to be assistant sur-
geon, and corporal Boyd A. Musser, of B
company, to be one of the battalion ser-
geant majors. Serg. Jas. B. Strohm, of B
company, has been honorably discharged,
as commissary sergeant of the regiment.
—All kinds of bicycle sundries, re-
pairing and enameling in the finest style at
Sheffer’s ware rooms in the Exchange.
——New spring clothing just opened at
Faubles’. Prices much lower than ever.
It wil! pay you to investigate.
Ed Bower, the new proprietor of the
Aaronsburg hotel,* has had charge of that
hostlery since the 1st inst.
New spring clothing just opened at
Faubles’. Prices much lower than ever.
It will pay you to investigate.
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— Bicycles enameled any color. Tires
vulcanized good as new. Columbia Agency,
Bellefonte, Pa.
——1It is said that the Keating wheel Co.,
Middletown Conn., desire a good agent in
Bellefonte. As the Keating is known the
world over as one of the finest and easiest
running wheels made, it would seem as
though some of our business men might
open correspondence with the Keating peo-
ple to good advantage - The wheel is a
ready seller. 42-10-5¢
Sale Register.
Arm 10mi.—At the Beezer slaughter house, near
the Spring creek distillery, butcher's tools,
wagons, horses, ete. Sale at 1 o'clock p. m.
Arran 17th.—At the old Snow Shoe coal yard in
Bellefonte, horses, farnt machinery, wagons,
harness, implements, carts, Ete. All in good
order, the property of F. P. Blair. Sale at 1
o'clock p. i. Jos. L. Neff, Aue.
Bellefonte Grain Market.
Corrected weekly by Gro. W. Jackson & Co.
The following are the quotations up to six
o'clock, Thursday evening, when our paper goes
Tess :
Red wheat............. 80
Rye, per bushel... 30
Corn, shelled, per bus 30
Corn, ears, per bushel. 12;
Oats, per bushel, old.. 15
Oats, per bushel, new 18
Barley, per bushel..... 30
Ground Plaster, per ton..
Buckwheat, per bushel.
Cloverseed, per bushel
Bellefonte Produce Markets.
* Corrected weekly by Sechler & Co. |
Potatoes per bushel.. 15
hia 0
Eggs, per doz S
Lo: per pound.. 6
Country Shoulder 6
Sides. 6
Hams 10
Tallow, per pound.. 3
Butter, per pound. 20
The Democratic Watchman.
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