Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 16, 1897, Image 7

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ville’s most popular young ladies, Annie E.
Tibbens. Rev. A. A. Black performed the
‘ceremony at the Boalsburg parsonage after
which the newly married couple journeyed
to the groom’s comfortable home near State
College, where their many friends wish them
all the happiness possible. The groom has
laid aside his old clay pipe and issmoking the
tobies he had provided for the calithumpians.
On last Saturday evening the officers of the
Penns valley lodge No. 2761. 0. O. F. were
installed. D, D. G. master of Centre county
W. M. Cronister appointed H. M. Krebs
speeial deputy and he accordingly performed
the duties with promptness and dispateb.
The officers installed were N. G., Musser BE.
Heberling ; V. G., G. E. Harper; Sec, A. G.
Archey ; Rec. Sec., S. E. Goss; Treas., J. G.
Heberling ; warden; W. H. Fry; R. S. to N.
G., AsJ. Tate; L. S. to N. G., A.D. Tanyer;
R. S. to V. G., Jas. Tanyer; L. S. to V.G..J.
Gummo; R. S.S., J. W. Fry; L. S.8., HH. M.
Krebs; 0. G., David Otto; J. G. A. 8S
Walker ; conductor, J. B. Heberling ; chap-
lain, W. H. Roush.
DEATH oF Miss MyErs.—After a long and
painful illness, Mary Ann Myers died at the
home of her brother, W. J. Myers, on Main
street,on last Saturday evening at ten-o’ clock.
Since the death of her aged mother she had
made her home with her brothers and had
long been a sufferer from rheumatism. Al-
though suffering most intensely with cancer
of the breast, she never murmured nor comn-
plained and was so patient that her family
did not realize that her end was so near.
Hers was a life of sacrifice and gentle kind-
ness and she looked forward with longing to
the peace of perfect rest. She was 53 years,
3 months and 13 days old and had been a
member of the Reformed church of Boals-
burg since childhood. Mrs. Kline, of State
College, W. F. Myers, of Alexandria ; W. J.,
of our town, Wesley and D. W,, of Boals-
burg, are her brothers and sister. She was
buried on Monday in the Boalsburg ceme-
tery. Rev. A. A. Black conducted the ser-
vices which was attended by a large concourse
of people. After the services dinner was
served at the home of D. W. Myers for the
friends and strangers from a distance.
Spring Mills.
Professor D. M. Wolfe commenced a ses-
sion often weeks at the Academy, on Mon-
day last, fifty-nine students reported.
On Monday morning last, people were de-
cidedly astonished at beholding the sur-
roundings covered with two inches of snow,
_but by evening it had all disappeared.
David Burrell, of Centre Hall, was observ-
ed on our streets last week looking remarka-
bly well. Mr. B. formerly resided in our
village and has many warm friends here.
For the last two weeks our farmers have
been very busy plowing, the rainy weather
not having stopped the work. Garden
making too, has been engaged in to a consid-
erable extent.
Charles Miller, the well known wool mer-,
chant of our village, is making preparations
to collect wool. Mr. Miller has been in the
business for many wears. He reports the
market feverish and unsettled.
All the applicants forthe postmastership of
our town, have stated that the post office will
not be located overone hundred and fifty
feet from its present location, their locality is
unquestionably the most convenient in the
village. They further add that under no
circumstances, will it be placed in a store.
This latter question is very satisfactory to
many, and yet decidedly displeasing to oth-
ers. They say if it is placed in a separate
building, the offiee will be closed dur-
ing certain hours of the day, dinner and
supper. and also at % o'clock in the evening.
With this rule in forme, it will be very incon-
venient and annoying, especially to farmers.
Whereas if the post office is continued in a
general store, as heretofore, access to the of-
fice can be had at any time from day-light to
9 o'clock p. m. A majority of our people,
however, are opposed to having the office in a
store. :
All Through Brush Valley.
Thomas Harter, of Tylewsville, was in
Rebersburg last Thursday.
Hon. W. R. Bierly, of Rebersburg, was on
the sick list last week.
Howard Xrape, who isin the organ and
piano business at Harrisburg, was at houe
last week.
On Monday morning Steward Weber open-
ed a term of primary summer school at Re-
Pierce Erhard, of Miffinburg, spent Satur-
day and Sunday among his relatives at Re-
On Tuesday the new merchandise store
was opened by John Harter and Calvin
Last Saturday H. E. Bierly, who has been |
teaching the grammar school at Hublers-
burg, returned from a visit to Lock Haven
and Williamsport.
Mrs. Gertrude Frank, of Spring Mills, was |
a pleasant visitor among her many friends at |
Rebersburg last week.
DiEDp.—Old Mr. John Burd, of Kreamer-
ville, died, on Tuesday morning, of a para-
lytic stroke. He will be buried this morning. |
The up to date milliners workers, Mrs.
Duck and Miss Sallie Bierly, of Rebersburg,
were in the city last week. No doubt satis-
faction will be given, if friends call on them
for work. on
I. A. Zeigler, who has successfully taught
two winters school at Wallace Run and whose
aid as a teacher is desired the third winter, is
helping to enlighten Mr. Hosterman’s Acad-
emy, at Rebersburg, with his pleasant and
intelligent presence. Mr. Zeigler believes in
going upwards.
A GRAND CoNCERT.—A grand concert will
be given this evening by the Rebersburg Nor-
mal in the Evangelical church. This will be
the first of the series and a fine musical treat
is certain under the direction of Professors
Newcomer and Zeigler. It will consist of
both vocal and instrumental selections, the
chorus will consist of about forty voices sup- |
plemented by the Rebersburg mandolin, vio-
lin and banjo club, whose music has been |
so appreciated and applauded on previous |
publicoccasions. Let the community Iiber-
ally patronize this musical institute which is
the best ever held in this valley.
Daniel Brungard of this place, who had been
ill a little over a year, died last Thursday
evening and was buried on Monday morning
in the Lutheran and Reformed cemetery of
Rebersburg. The funeral was very large,
the exercises were conducted in the Reform-
ed church of Rebersburg by Rev. Moses
George, assisted by Rev. Harris Stover, of
Rebersburg. The church was crowded to its
utmost. Deceased was 74 years old.
The following were among those from a
distance attending” the funeral : Cyrus
Brungard, of Millheim; Fred Gutelius, of
Millheim ; Emmon Corman, of Aaronsburg ;
Wm. Kreamer, of Millheim.
That Howard Board of Health Trouble.
Howard, Pa., Apr. 3, 1897.
Please allow me space in your valuable pa-
per to say a few words in response to a
communication, dated Howard, March 30th,
published in a recent issue of the Gu-
zette, and purporting to be a reply to “How-
ard Items’ correspondent, published in the
same paper, under date of March 26th.
In this article, to which its author affixes
the letter **X,”’ it says: “We regret that we are
not able ;to’go in to detail and explain, Ete.”
cessitate them doing so and so. Without
making any attempt to denounce or contra-
dict the truth, well knowing that it would be
besmirch the character of the individual who
wrote it, with the sole intent of maintaining
for some ONE a vindication by force, and af-
ter the elimination of this ‘‘snake-like ven-
om’’ thereby hopes to mislead and change
public sentiment, by covering up and evad-
ing the truth. This exponent then speaks of
“writers, level, addle-headed and unprinci-
pled individuals, Ete., Ete.,”” while the per-
ance to bear, simply being employed in the
promulgation of an unscrupulous scheme,
and while much better is to be expected from
one of God's most noble creatures, we will
leave the public to judge as to what level its
author attains in the construction of this con-
temptible little slander story.
We confess that we are not an avowed pro-
fessor of Christianity and we would like to
ask if this is the kind of a christianispirit, by
way of example, they would seek to have
any one emulate ? We think not.
There are people so narrow minded and
prejudiced who never can see convincing evi-
dence when they are wrong, and when con-
fronted face to face with the truth, so insanc-
ly jealous are they, that even then they will
not admit defeat. While we are willing to
make the admission that the criticisms of the
Board of Health may have been severe they
were mot unjustly so, and were not intended
to, mor did they, spitefully or maliciously,
wrong or abuse the personal character ofa
single individual.
It is only when the trnth is told, and an
effort put forth to divert the attention from
the reality and evade the truth by attempt-
ing ito degrade and belittle, that we think it
time to. make it known, and ‘we have only to
reiterate that the former statements were ab-
solutely true and evincible and most willing-
ly agree with “X"’ to ‘‘submit the case to the
verdict of a discriminating public,” for the
-tivie of whom it hits or hurts.
You No—Kreps,—At the residence of the groom's
father in Bellefonte on April by Rew C. H.,
(oodling, Mr. Edward F. Young wml Miss
Arena M. Krebs. i
Books, Magazines, Ete.
Herper's Magazine for April opens with 2 popu-
lar historical paper on “Washington and the
French Craze of '93, by Prof. John Bach MeMas-
ter, who describes the enthusiasm for ostenta-
tious republicanism aroused by the first successes
of the French Republic, and especially By “Citi-
zen” Wwenet, the French, ambassador. The illus
trations, including the frontispiece in ealor, ave
in Howard Pyle's most forcible and virile manner.
| In “Paleontological Progress: of the Century,”
| the third of a series of protusely illustrated papers
; describing -the history of modern science, Dr.
| Henry Smith Williams traces the development of
| our knowledge of fossils from the time when they
were supposed to be the relics of Noal's flood
until the final establishment by Darwin of the
theory of evolution. George du Maurier's romance
of reincarnation, “The Martian,” continues to
present, under a thin disguise, much of the
author's own life and personality. The super-
natural interest of the story reaches a climax in
the intervention in Barty Josselin's love affair
of Martin, the invisible heroine of the story. The
illustrations present Du Maurier at the height of
his powers. “From Home to Throne in Belgiam,”
by Clare de Graffenried, describes the domestic
and political institutions of one of the most primi-
tive, individual, and at the same time c8smo-
politan of European nations. The article is illu-
strated with rare skill and delicacy by George
Wharton Edwards. The third paper of the series
on the Mexico of to-day, by Charles F. Lummis,
entitled “The Awakening of a Nation,” deals with
haz, the soldier and the statesman, outlining a
career which is the most adventuresome and
i romantic, and one of the most patriotic and heroic,
! of the nineteenth century. The illustrations are
drawn from photographs taken by the author ex-
pressly for the series. The sixth paper in the
series on ‘White Man's Africa,” in preparation of
which Poultney Bigelow spent many montks of
travel, describes the opening of the Cape Colony
Parliament, one of the most characteristic and
impressive incidents of British colonial empire,
and discusses the political and social questions
{ which the Jameson raid has raised between the
| Dutch and English. The article is realistically
illustrated by R. Caton Woodville. . “Wild things
in Winter” is a sympathetic study of bird life hy
| J. H. Kennedy. “Our Trade with Brazil and the
River Platte Republics,” by Richard Mitchell,
! U. 8. N,, describes commercial conditions in
| South America favorable to the investment of
| capital from the United States. In the leading
short story of the Number, ‘The Wisdom of
| of Fools,” Margaret Deland raises the question of
| personal responsibility in the existing social or-
| der. Other stories are : “A Realized Romance,”
| by Mary M. Mears, and “A Solo Orchestra,” a
sketch of a New York street musician, by Brander
| Matthews. In The Editor's Study topics of gen-
| eral and current interest are discussed by Charles
| Dudley Warner. The Editor's Drawer opens
with “Beauty Hath Charms,” a story by Henry
| Gallup Paine, illustrated by A. B. Frost, and con-
tains the usual variety of anecdote and verse.
——New spring clothing just opened at
i Faubles’. Prices much lower than ever.
It will pay you to investigate.
as the “Howard Items’ correspondent had |
“made statements so colored and distorted” |
that to refute them, or attempt to, would ne- |
fool hardy to attempt it, the only thing left |
for its author to do, was to make an insidious |
and despicable attack by trying to assail and: | -
son from whom this emanates has no aggriev- |
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| montks, we felt, would bring the ines-
“truth is mighty and will prevail,” irvespec- |
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How a Woman Raised Flowers. and Regained Her
Health. mgs fi
Wwe were about stranded, and there
was no use in trying to blink the fact.
The doctor had sent us to Bermuda, and
the last thing he had said to me was
that if my mother couldn’t get well
there she could not anywhere. This is
what made it seem so hard, after a stay
of tLice months, when I found our mon-
ey wearly gone and mother yet weak,
convalescent. Another six
timabie blessing of renewed health. But
how were we to stay when there seemed
to be nothing to stay on?
While cogitating this problem one
sunny day in January I strolled into a
secluded vale lying between the high-
road from St. Georges to Hamilton and
the southern shore of a little islet. Like
so many of those charming dells in this
cluster of isles and islets, it was filled
with a semitropical vegetation, with or-
ange and lemon trees, pomegranates,
bananas and figs. The hill crests around
skirts fringed with 71antanas in showy
bloom, and the pocket of earth between
the ridges was as rich and fertile as the’
hill slopes were sterile.
Wending my way through this bit of
‘tropical paradise, I came upon a straw
thatched shanty, or rather a group of
primitive dwellings of this character,
at the head of a little slope running
down to a creasentic beach of snowy
sand lying between outcropping coral
ledges. An old man sat in the doorway
of the principal shanty smoking a long
stemmed pipe, such a pipe as Tennyson
loved to smoke, known in the old coun-
try as a ‘“‘churchwarden.’”’ None but a
philosopher or a poet—at any rate, a
man of leisure and calm temperament—
smokes this sort of pipe, and I knew
that he must consequemtly be one c:®,
the other, and hence safe to assume well
worth the knowing.
And my conjecture proved true, for
on accepting his hospitable invitation
toentgr his humble dwelling I found it
filled with all sorts of natural history
objects, such as shells, stuffed birds and
dried plants. In short, my aged ac-
quaintance was a naturalist, and, as I
afterward learned, a skilled one, well
known all over the islands.
He was nearly 80 years of age, his
long, snow white hair fell to his shoul-
ders, and in every feature was an air of
cheerful benevolence that won my heart
and engaged my attention, so that in
less than half an hour we were convers-
ing like old friends. He had lived here
60 years, he told me—ever since he had
run away from an English ship—and |
had never left his home for a single
night. His little farm had cost him al-
most nothing, his wants were few, and
from the soil he had obtained an casy
though frugal living.
It did nos take me long to detect be-
nedth his rude exterior one of nature’s
noblemen, and, warmed by the kindly
gleam of his eyes, I soon had told him
of my present trouble. He locked me
over very thoughtfully and finally said
between the whiffs of his pipe: ‘‘Lady,
the Lord must have sent you to me, be-
cause, of all the people living in the Ber-
mudas, I alone perhaps can help you.
I haven’t much, only my little farm
here and these rude huts, but if you
will accept, one of the latter as a tem-
porary dwelling it is. yours for as long
as you may wish. to stay. As for food,
if you can put up with my fare of milk
and sweet potatoes, with now and then
a bit of meat and all the fish you want,
to be caught in the bay, you are wel-
come. No, don’t thank me,’’ he said as
I tried to express my gratitude. ‘“‘I have
been thinking of making some one this
same offer for the privilege of pleasant
company, for I am getting old and have
lived too long alone. Indeed you will
do me a favor by accepting my offer.”’
The yery next day we had removed
our belongings to one of the huts, which
promised to serve us as well as if it
were a palatial mansion in that favored
land where one may pass the entire day
‘out of doors. ‘As the physician had or-
dered my mother to spend all the time
possible in the open air, it mattered lit-
tle what kind of a rooftree sheltered us
at night. And, so far as I was concerned,
it was a joy to wander in the shade of
those fragrant trees and along the beach,
where shells of every hue were abundant
and where the crystal waters covered
the gardens of sea plants. Seeing that I
liked to work about the flower garden
and knowing that he might speak to me
frankly, my aged friend suggested that
I make an attempt to wrest a livelihood
from the soil.
“I am too old,’’ he said, *‘to embark |
in any new adventures; but, if you
want to try it, why there’s the garden,
with as rich a soil as anywhere, and
here are all the tools and seeds you need.
You seem like a strong and sensible
young lady. Nobody need know what
you are doing, as my place is so secluded,
and all the time your mother will be
getting her health while you are gain-
ing strength and perhaps making money.
There are three or four things that pay
herc in Burmuda. These are potatoes,
onions, arrowroot and Easter lilies.
The first three are too difficult for you
to manage, but the last, it seems to me,
would be easy to cultivate and pleasant
to raise. Now, one corner of that plot is
already planted with Easter bulbs, and
if you will take the care of them off my
hands I shall feel greatly obliged and
will divide the profits with you into the
bargain. ’’
Womanlike, I jumped at this generous
offer, and, to make a long story short,
tended those lilies so assiduously that
even the first season’s profits were very
satisfactory. The second season’s were
much more so, and the third and fourth
found us with a surplus of cash to our
credit and. half the little vale planted
with bulbs.
Our good old friend died the fourth
year of our stay, but left us a life inter-
est in his estate for a small considera-
tion, and we continued in the occupa-
tion which we had found so pleasant,
and which promised to be so profitable.
My mother regained her health and
from choice worked with me in the gar-
den, while I myself had become so at-
tached to the place and so contented at
my-labors that I doubt if anything in
the world could draw me away.
There are objectionable features, of
rourse, mainly depending upon a wom-
an’s performance of what is usually done
by men. The middlemen doubtless rob-
bed me at times, the lilies did not al-
ways arrive in New York in good con-
dition, and sometimes the bulbs would
be injured by a protracted sea voyage.
Again, land cannot be purchased here
Ly alien Americans, af® the Bermudas
constitute a military colony, and only
those loyal and subject to the British
"queen can own real estate, but long
leases are casy to obtain, and. thus all
danger of forfeiture is obviated.
Aud there is also a peculiar satisfac-
tion in the reflection that all this love-
liness was, in a sense, the creation of
my own hands, a sensation only under-
stood by those who have gardens of their
When They First Began to Ring Their Inspiring Mes-
sage.—The First Church Bell Ever Made—How It
Revolutionized Church Architecture and Implanted
a New Ceremonial In the Rites of the Church.
There is nothing more expressive of
Easter joy than Easter bells. ven more
than the chaste and modest beauty of the
lily, or of vernal flowers massed around
altar and chancel, do their thrilling, exult-
ant tones typify the gladsome spirit of
Christianity’s chief festival, proclaiming
the glorious tidings of Christ triumphant
over death, the inspiring message of eternal
life forevermore. A benison, a psalm of
thanksgiving, an anthem of victory, peals
forth from Easter bells in every clime, cir-
cling the earth from pole to pole and softly
fluttering heavenward to the great white
When and where did the first bells ring
out at Eastertide? What manner of folk
were the first worshipers who listened
with rapt attention to their commanding
and clamorous call? Was it in Palestine
or Egypt or Greece or the farther western
countries? Many times have thoughtful
Christians asked themselves this same
question, and great is the nwunber who
would bé glad to know the answer. To
learn it we must take a ‘look backward
over nearly 16 centuries, before the great
schism of 729, when the Christian church
was one and undivided.
About the year 431, when Naples was a
settlement of Roman villas in the luxu-
riant plains of Campania, there lived in
"Nola, a considerable city of that province,
one Paulinus, now a duly canonized saint
of the Roman church. He was not only
bishop of Nola, but also the abbot of a
flourishing community of monks, monastic
life even at that early date naving ob-
tained a firm foothold in the primitive
ehureh. And he was a bishop of consider-
able note, whese name and fame have been
handed down to us both by history and
Besides that, he was a church builder.
In Nola, the seat of his bishopric, he erect-
ed a basilica, or church modeled after
the style of the Roman courts of justice,
many of these structures having been
handed over by Constantine to the early
Christians as places of public worship.
Paulinus dedicated his basilica to St. Felix,
in celebration of whose virtues he annually
composed an ode, calligg him his patron,
his father, his lord.
Now, it happened that in the monastery
ruled by Paulinus small hand bells were
rung to ‘notify the flock to betake them-
selves from the refectory or the dormitory,
as the case might be, to their lectures and
prayers, this usage of the bell being de-
rived from the ancient Romans, who were
summoned to their public baths by these
little tintirrabulators, and they were used
in their public processions as well. Ob-
serving their great convenience and noting
further the great carrying power of their
tones, Bishop Paulinus conceived the idea
of utilizing this effective instrument of
sound to notify the monks and the neigh-
boring worshipers at the shrine of St. Felix
of the times for holding the church serv-
It seemed to him a more appropriate as
well as a more orderly call to prayer than
many of the rude methods then in vogue
among the various branches of the church.
These included, for instance, private noti-
fleation, the strident vociferation of the
town crier, the striking of a *.mmer on a
piece of metal, the beating uf gongs or
cymbals, or the blasts of the trumpet after
the ancient farchion of the Greeks, the
Israclites and the Egyptians.
Necessarily Paulinus had to have manu-
factured for the business in hand a bell of
much greater dimensions than the little
tinkler which did duty in the monastery.
But this was casily accomplished. The
next problem that vexed the worthy prel-
ate’s mind. was where to place his new
contrivance, so that its voice could be
heard from afar.
There was, however, on the roof of the
basilica of St. Felix a sort of cupola known
as a lantern. It was open on all sides, its
principal purpose being, as its name im-
plies, to give light to the interior of the
structure on which it rested. It was in
this lantern that the bishop of Nola yoked
the first church bell. .
Most probably it was of the miter class
and looked for all the world like a good
sized metal bowl with a clapper inside.
Nor was it a large affair. The fifteenth
century was well advanced before bells of
any considerable dimensions were fash-
At any rate the worthy bishop’s bell
was set up in its place, and right royally
did it serve its purpose. One can easily
imagine the flutter of excitement it caused
among the good people of Nola in those
placid times and fancy the congregation
of St. Felix, in picturesque garb and san-
daled feet, wending their way tc their
church, guided by the clanging reverba-
tions of that wondrous bell, which rang
out its aster roundclay on the plains of
Campania nearly 1,600 years ago.. In those
days it must have seemed as marvelous to
them as the telephone did to us.
Truly that was a momentous Easter,
and the excellent prelate’s new departure
was destined to have farreaching conse-
quences, of which his sincere and single
minded soul could never have had the re-
motest conception. Without specially in-
tending it he had developed the best meth-
od yet discovered for signaling by sound
for long distances, a discovery that could
be applied to all manner of uses in the
practical affairs of life. From Nola the
use of church bells soon spread over Chris-
tendom, and at the beginning of the sev-
enth century Pope Sabinius, by some er-
roneously supposed to have been the in-
ventor thereof, did all he could to encour-
age their adoption. ;
It was probably not a great while there-
after that the custom of baptizing church
bells originated. This process, according
to a high authority, includes ‘‘naming,
anointing, sprinkling, robing, sponsorial
cenorrements and every initiative accom-
panimens waich marks the admission ot
rational beings into the gospel. Not that
bells, say the advocates of this system, are °
baptized for the remisson of sins, but that
they receive power to ‘act as preservatives
against thunder and lightning, and hail
and wind, and storms of every kind, and
that they may drive away evil spirits.’ *’
Other important innovations in church
affairs were also cffected by Paulinus’ first
church bell. It changed the entire char-
acter “of church architecture. That the
bells might be heard for a long distance,
+it was necessary that they be hung at a
high elevation. Hence bell towers were
constructed, and every high tower in the
Christian world owes its erection to thc
bishop of Nola and his bell.
At first the towers were merely an en-
largement of the lantern already described.
This was subsequently heightened and fre-
quently finished with a conical roof. To
extend this roof to a tapering spire was an
easy transition, and thus the church stec-
ples originated, its belfry being known
among architects: as the lantern to this
So runs the story of Paulinus and his
godly work and the first Kaster “bell.
Though it rests largely on oral tradition,
there is much strong presumptive evidence
to support it. The name of his city. Nola,
for example, is the name given to a small
bell attached to the neck of a dog, the foot
of a bird or the housings of a horse. The
word campana is the Italian and Spanish
name for a bell, the Italian, as we have
seen, designating a bell tower as a cam-
panile, both words being clearly derived
from the same locality.
Many episodes, commonly accepted as
historical facts, rést upon no better author-
ity than that which proclaims Bishop
Paulinus the discoverer of the church bell.
In these days of research and close investi-
gation it is more than likely that evi-
dence such as will place his fame upon an
unassailable foundation will be unearthed
in the near future. E. W. FOTTER.
At the Boarding House.
“Yes, Mr. Jones, at this Easter season 1
always provide for the inmates of my
humble home a dic: largely of c¢gsv—not
from motives of ccoromy, asyc insinuate,
but because of their appropriatencss to the
“You can’t convince me, madaii. that
last Kaster’s eggs are appropriate this
Easter’s dinner. That’s all I'm kicking
‘Do you believe, Mr. Jones, that the
glad Easter festival weare celebrating was
really suggested by the heathen customs?”
‘Believe it? I know it. The heathen
-are alive yet, too, most of ’em, making out
bills for Kaster bonnets.’
An Embezzling Blair County Post-
master Broke for Liberty.
Joseph A. Vaughn, the Blair county post-
master who is under arrest on the charge
of embezzling $291, made a desperate dash
for liberty while being taken to Altoona
for trial on Saturday.
Vaughn’s hearing was scheduled to take
place before United States Commissioner
Graffius at 2 o,clock that afternoon. Dep-
uty Miller went to jail for the prisoner
shortly after noon and the two boarded a
car at the court house in Hollidaysburg
about 1 o’clock. = Officer and prisoner had
hardly become seated when the Tattey
dashed out the car door and up a nearwy
street toward the country. The offices jol-.
lowed as quickly as he could, but was rap-
idly being distanced by Vaughn when two,
horsemen hove in view.
The officer explained the sitiiation to the
horsemen and deputized them to pursue and
take the fugitive. A hot chase across the
country ensued, but Vaughn, who is a
strong runner, kept in the lead for over a
mile. Just at the almshouse one of the
horsemen overtook the fugitive and de-
manded his surrender. Vaughn, however,
artfully arranged his handcuffs so that they
resembled pistols and by this scherie held
the officers at bay for some time. Deputy
Miller and the other horseman, at this.
point, appeared on the scene and together
they overpowered the prisoner and conduct-
ed him to the almshouse. The almshouse
ambulance was utilized to convey the offi-
cer and prisoner back to Holldaysburg.
Vaughn took his recapture good humor-
edly and said if he had not eaten such a
good dinner at the jail before he left he
never would have heen recaptured. The
meal, he said, ‘‘spiled his wind”’ and made
his recapture easy.
When finally taken before the commission-
er he waived a hearing and his bail was
fixed at $1,000. Being unable to secure
this, Vaughn was remanded to jail, where
he will remain until the first Monday in
May, when he will appear before the dis-
trict court at Pittsburg for trial.
Governess-—What it Easter. Willie?
Willie—It’s the only time of the year
when chickens lay dyed eggs.
Navel oranges are selling in Califor-
nia at $500 a car load. other oranges at
$300. With those prices prevailing it is
expected that the next season’s orange e¢rop
will yield the State $4,000,000.
New Advertisements.
high grade inspected. Nursery Stock. Many
new specialties offered this year for the first time,
as well as the standard varieties of fruits and or-
namentals. No previous experience necessary.
Write for terms, stating age, ete.
Hoopes, Bro. & Tuomas, Maple Avenue Nurseries.
42-15-4t West Chester, Pa.
will be sold at public sale at the Court
House, in Bellefonte, Pa., at 2 o'clock p. 1m. on
the following real estate of Barbara Walkey, de-
ceased, in Walker township :
Tract No. 1—A small farm located near Mecla
station, adjoins lands of John Irvin, dedeased,
David bunkle and Samuel Walkey and contains
about 27 ACRES in high state of cultivation.
Large frame house, bank barn and all necessary
outbuildings. Good orchard and never-failing
Tract of land No. 2—Estate of Samuel Walkey,
deceased, Walker township—a tract of excellent
farm land adjoining No. 1 on the northwest, 2on-
taining about 30 ACRES,
No. 3—Estate of Samuel Walkey, deceased—a
tract of land in Walker township timbered with
white oak and chestnut: will make good farm
land, adjoining lands of Divens, McCatmont,
Clevenstein and John Carner, containing about
Terms oF sALE.—One-third of the purchase
money to be paid in cash on confirmation of sale ;
one-third, in one year with interest ; and the bal-
ance, one third, in two years with interest, de-
ferred payments to bear interest from the con-
firmation of sale, and to be secured by hond and
mortgage on the premises,
Trustee of the estate of Barbara Walkey,
Adm’r. of the estate of Sam’l Walkey, Dec'd.
42-12-1t JOHN M. KEICHLINE, Attorney,