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Bellefonte, Pa., April 23, 1897.
CorRESPONDENTS.—No communications pub-
lished unless accompanied by the real name of
the writer. :
THINGS ABOUT TOWN AND COUNTY
——Mr. Irvin Alexander and family are
now running the hotel at Unionville.
——Madisonburg Knights of the Golden
Eagle are talking of starting a band.
——Mrs. Barbara Long, of Penns Cave,
is ill at the remarkably advanced age of
——The great Adam Forepaugh and
Sell’s Bros. circuses combined will show
in Williamsport early in May.
——DMr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Kimport
are now comfortably ensconced in their
new home on East Bishop street.
Philip Beezer purchased six steers
from John McDowell, of Milroy, this week
that averaged 1524 1bs in weight.
——A new firm, Hall and Pletcher, are
building a stave mill at Howard that will
employ six men when in operation.
Jack Nason, having purchased the
large Hoover property, at Julian, is said to
be considering a plan for turning it into a
———Burglars undertook to rob Noll’s
store, at Zion, Wednesday night, but were
frightened off before they gained entrance
Ira C. Mitchell Esq., has moved his |
law office from the second floor, Crider’s
Exchange, to his residence, on Spring
——Mis. Emma Wolf, of Philipsburg,
has a book in her possession that is 295
years old. Itis a history of England, in
two volumes, in calf.
Charles Garis, of Pleasant Gap, hav-
ing passed the necessary civil service ex-
amination, has been appointed a substitute
mail-carrier for Bellefonte.
——1f you have aly old U. S. coins, from
a halt cent to a $50 gold piece, you can re-
alize premiums by bringing them to room
39, Brockerhoff house, May 15th.
——The heavy frost of Monday night is
thought not to have hurt the fruit trees in
this section as the atmosphere was so dry.
Ice several inches thick was frozen in some
parts of the county.
——The venerable Peter Hoffer, of Cen-
tre Hall, is so seriously ill that it is feared
he will not recover. He is one of the old
residents of that place and a man very well
known throughout Centre county.
Sheriff Cronister has purchased the
Stewart farm, near Martha Furnace, and is
making a number of improvements on it.
This looks as if the sheriff had made up his
mind already as to what he will do when
“his term expires.
—— Last Saturday was about as raw and
unpleasant an April day as could be well
imagined yet it was the first anniversary of
a day that registered 93° in the shade in
Bellefonte. Ou the 13th of March, ’96, it
was below zero here.
John P. Harris, cashier of the First
national bank of Bellefonte, has been ap-
pointed by Governor Hastings to be a
member of the Pennsylvania commission to
the Tennessee centennial, to he opened at
Nashville, Monday, May 1st.
——The anticipated convention of the
Clinton county societies of Christian En-
deavor, that will be held at Beech Creek
in June, is already arousing the people of
that place and Blanchard to action in the
preparation of a good program for the
—Rail-road- officer Barr, of Tyrone,
has arrested four tramps whom he thinks
are the fellows who have been burglarizing
small stations along the upper end of the
Lewisburg and Tyrone rail-road for some
time. Birmingham, Warriors-mark, Mt.
Union and other places had been worked
by the gang.
H. Wilbur Bickle Esq., lawyer,
farmer, ex-Democratic auditor and ex-
Prohibition candidate for Assembly, all at
the same time, has been compelled to quit
farming, owing to ill health and is now
living in Milesburg, where he is conduct-
ing a provision store. We are sorry to
learn that Mr. Bickle’s health is not of
Editor Charles R. Kurtz, of the
Centre Democrat, is anything hut a ‘stick
in the mud’ yet he did that very thing
while fishing for trout in Geo. W. Jackson
and Co’s., mill dam last Friday evening,
and losing his equilibrium he tumbled into
the water. After the catastrophe he
ambled back to his hotel with the proverb-
ial luck of the fisherman, sure enough.
tile establishments before long. Walt G.
Tallhelm is putting up a building in which
he will open a store and J. C. Nason is
putting up another, near his home, in
which his daughter will conduct the mil-
linery business. If Mr. Tallhelm makes
as much of a success of his store as he did
of the Julian band he will get along
~—The Undine Easter bali, on Mon-
day night, was not as largely attended as it
should have been, when the public obliga-
tion to so good an organization is taken in-
to consideration. There were lots of nice
girls there, however, and what more, with
first class music, could the firemen have
desired to make a good time. The com-
mittee, composed of John Beezer, chairman,
Frank Walz, Harry Lose, William Flack
and Joseph Lose, deserves credit for hav-
Julian is to have two new mercan- |
80 successfully handled the affair.
WILL IT BE MURDER THAT HE WILL
HAVE To ANSWER FOR ?—Walter Murray,
a tramp giving his home as Beaver Falls,
Pa., is in jail here and another tramp,
James W. Porter, who has asked to have
his body sent to Patrick C. Clanning, Gil-
berton, Schuylkill county, is lying at the
point of death at Heaton’s, in Boggs town-
ship. Yesterday it was not believed that
he could live over the day. Should Porter
die Murray will be indicted for murder and
from the case that would be brought against
him the following story of a stabbing affray
could be learned.
Last Saturday afternoon a party of four
tramps were lounging about a rendezvous
near Snow Shoe Intersection, when it was
suggested that they throw knives at a
mark. The quartet of hobos soon fell to
in the sport and were hurling a big two-
edged dirk at the end of a barrel with all
the dexterity and precision of the man who
does the impalement act in. the circus.
When the excitement over the sport had
reached its highest tension an accident or
an intentional stabbing occurred—no one
knows which it was, since the stories are so
varying—Porter sank to the ground with the
deadly dirk buried clear to the hilt in his
right side. The knife entered just between
the hip bone and the lower rib and cut an
upward gash 4 inches wide and as deep as
the blade. His companions ran to him and
pulled it from his side, but nothigg furth-
er was done for his relief until Sunday.
The man was left lying out near Gregg’s
crossing and suffered frightful agony until
Sunday, when Dr. Braucht, of Mileshurg,
got word of the affair and went to look after
the man. He found him lying by the road-
side, with his one side nearly paralyzed
and well nigh dead from exhaustion.
He was taken on a stretcher to the office
of Squire J. Miles Green, where James
Krebs, overseer of the poor for Boggs town-
ship, found him and sent him to James
Heaton’s home where he is now lying.
According to the story told by the tramp
who staid with him Murray had done the
stabbing then constable McMullen and Lew
Wallace started after him and soon arrested
him, bringing him to the jail in this place
on Sunday evening. >
Some of the tramps say that the stab-
bing was purely accidental and occurred in
such a way as to indicate that it was. They
say that Porter ran in front of the mark
just as Murray was in the act of throwing
and too late for him to recover himself,
while others say Murray deliberately hurl-
ed the knife at his companion.
A FUNNY ScrRAP.—The whole town
laughed when it heard of a scrap that took
place, around on Bishop street, about half
past seven o'clock on Tuesday evening. As
a rule a scrap is anything but a joke, but
when it became noised abroad that ex-poor
overseer James I. McClure and his thereto-
fore bosom friend Al Dale Esq., had gotten
at each other in genuine Carson style every
one saw something ludicrous in it.
The poor Governor is to blame for it all
too. You see if he had’nt turned the
Dales down for everything they have ever
aspired to in county politics they wouldn’t
be so ‘‘red-headed” at him, and Al
would not have had occasion to speak of
him in language so full of tucks, accordion
pleats and ruffles as was that he used in
McClure’s saddlery on the eventful even-
ing. Now Jim McClure is more than a
friend of the Governor and he couldn’t be
| expected to sit by and leave such language
| £0 unresented.
He stood between love
and duty. He and Dale had swapped
huntin’ yarns for years and many a time
bad curled up under the same blanket in
the woods, while Al had made a veritable
mirror out of the nether end of his gar-
ments resting on the counters in that
Bishop street saddlery, yet, withal, his
duty as a friend of the Governor urged him
on and on until Al's good right flew out
and pasted his one optic, landing the duti-
ful James on the floor. He recovered
quickly and grabbing a whet-stone fired it
at the Blackstonian head, but it missed and
Jim was minus some of his pane, at least,
for it flew straight through one of his large
show windows. .
Then Al ran and James stoned him in a
very dignified way, of course, until he dis-
appeared around the end of Aikens store,
then he had a warrant sworn out for the
man who dared to assault him in his own
shop and Mr. Dale waived a hearing and
gave bond for his appearance at-court.
It is not known just what bearing this
preliminary scrimmage will have on the
post office fight.
His LEG HAD To BE Cur OFF.— William
Rodgers, the tramp from Chicago who was
thrown to the rail-road tracks and injured
by the breaking of a freight train on which
he was riding, near Milesburg, Thursday
morning, April 8th, will be a cripple for
He was taken to the Altoona hospital
where all efforts to save his leg were with-
out avail and it was amputated on Mon-
day. The man is in a serious condition.
renee dQ] = mrs eerie:
——On Tuesday morning a beautiful spec- |
imen of the bird commonly known as the
kingfisher flew against the plate glass in
the front of Sechler and Co's grocery, on
High street, then fell to the pavement
dead. It was not with suicidal intent that
it had killed itself but the kingfisher was
hard pressed by a screeching flock of those
pesty English sparrows and evidently did
not pay any attention to the direction it
—A bad mule kicked William Woods
in the ribs while he was driving it at Nigh
ore bank, on Monday morning. One rib
was broken and another suffered eompound
FELL INTO THE DAM WHILE ASLEEP.
—Little Rebecca Miller, a daughter of
James Miller, of Valentine’s iron works,
iniraculously escaped drowning, last Fri-
day morning, through the heroism of her
brother Lewis, who jumped into the stream
and rescued her just in the nick of time.
She had been sitting at the gates of the
dam at tke rolling mill fishing with a par-
ty of children and as the little girl has the
habit of falling asleep, at any time and any
place, she soon became oblivious to her sur-
roundings and was fast in the arms of Mor-
pheus. In this condition she slid off into
the water and was carried swiftly through
the gates and down the turbulent stream,
until the cries of her companions attracted
her brother and was saved.
——Master Harry Bentley, a grand-son
of proprietor Henry Yearger, of the Brant
house, fell from his bicycle, while riding
about the Diamond, Wednesday afternoon,
and broke his left arm above the wrist.
The lad displayed considerable nerve and
wouldn't take anything to deaden the pain
while the broken bone was being set. His
horge is in Joliett, II.
——C. H. Bressler, a solicitor for the
Lock Haven Democrat hook bindery, has
purchased the Mill Hall Times outfit and
will run that paper as a Republican organ
in Clinton county.
——Tyrone has raised enough money to
secure the shoe factory that Bellefonte
turned down. A board of managers has
already been chosen and John P. Harris
Jr., formerly of this place, is one of them.
——— i = res—
Samuel B. Conrad, of Warriors-
mark, started to drive three teams of
horses’ to West Virginia, on Tuesday
morning. He expects to be five days en-
route. His destination isa logging camp in
that State, where he will engage in haul-
——The program for the seventh annual
commencement of the Chester Springs
soldiers’ orphan schools, of which* Col.
Austin Curtin is superintendent, has just
been published and shows that the boys
and girls at that institution are wide
awake and progressive. The school colors
are red and black.
Mrs. Grace E. Dutton, a daughter
of Col. F. H. Dunham, of this place, and at
one time a student in our public schools,
is scheduled to give a series of ten lectures
on cooking before the Chautauqua assem-
bly, at Long Beach, Cal., durifl the sum-
mer. She will receive $200 for her ser-
Mrs. Emma Leister has sold her fur-
niture and other interests in the Potter
house, at Philipsburg, to G. W. Mapledor-
am, of Johnstown, who took charge of the
hotel on Saturday. Mrs. Leister will ga to
Philadelphia to live. C. H. McAteer, at
one time proprietor of the house, will man-
age it for the new proprietor.
Mrs. John J. Rodrigue, of New York,
daughter of Henry Tammany, Decd, and a
cousin of Mrs. Margaret Brockerhoff, of this
place, died suddenly yesterday morning.
The message announcing the death gave no
particulars. Her remains will be brought
here for burial to-morrow morning. Fa-
neral from the Catholic church.
—The Christian aid society at Jack-
sonville will hold an ‘apron social’”’ on
Saturday evening. The Hoy brothers will
be present and enliven things with music.
An apron is expected to be on hand from
every State in the Union and they will all
be sold. It is a church benefit and all are
invited. It will be held in the basement
of the Reformed church at that place.
——The venerable William Broom Sr.,
died at his home, in Milesburg, Saturday
afternoon at 4 o'clock. Old age and a con-
sequent collapse of his physical system
caused his death. Deceased was 75 years
old and is survived by a widow and ten
children, three having died before their
father. His remains were interred from the
Evangelical church, in Milesburg, on Tues-
—Mr. J. D. Murray, Centre Hall's
pharmacist, has just been notified that he
is one of the four successful contestants for
the $400 prizes offered by the Pabst brew-
ing company, of Milwaukee, for the best
article on how to abolish cut rates in the
sale of patent medicines and proprietary
articles. Mr. Murray’s article and photo-
graph will be published in leading trade
.—Our readers are cordially invited to
visit the new quarters of G. F. Musser &
Co., general fire insurance agents, second
floor Centre county bank building. - Mr.
Musser has only lately opened in this line
and his personal popularity, together with
his shrewd business ability, is already tell-
ing in the nice business that is being placed
with the new firm. Even if You do not
contemplate insuring call at the new offices
and see how welcome you will be made.
——The presentation of “The Cheerful
Liar,” at Garman’s, last Monday night, by
Williard Lee and a company of Altoona
amateurs was somewhat in the nature of a
disappointment to a fair sized house. The
play is a cleverly constructed little bit of
stage work, but Mr. Lee failed to leave the
favorable impression he might otherwise
have made by the use of so much pro-
fanity. Occasionally a little swear word,
in such a case, for instance, as Alice
Fischer found occasion to use one in “The
Sporting Duchess,’’ adds a spice that noth-
ing else will to a stage effect, but when
swearing is so repeatedly resorted to a
play, otherwise all right, becomes vulgar
and coarse, as did Mr. Lee’s production.
' DEATH OF AN AGED CITIZEN.—John
Shannon McCormick, one of the best known
men in Centre county, died at his home at
noon on the 20th inst. He was taken ill
but several days before with grip, that cul-
minated in asthmatic trouble, and sank
rapidly away until death closed his eyes
in sleep from which none ever wakens.
Thus closes a most energetic and useful
life. To his children, who were all at his
bedside, the blow comes with crushing
weight. But in this their hour of grief
this cloud has for them a silver lining.
They will remember him as the ever loving
and indulgent parent, the honored “citizen,
4 man possessing many noble qualities of
heart and mind, always firm in his convic-
tionsand invariably found on the right side
of moral and religious questions. It
was indeed a consistent and straight-for-
ward life he lived.
His genial disposition, his habitual kind-
ness and his steadfast devotion always
made him a centre of conversation to a
very large body of friends. In early youth
he connected himself with the Lutheran
church. The cause of temperance and
Sabbath observance ever had in hini an
ardent advocate. He loved the gates of
Zion and neither advanced age, dark nights,
nor dripping skies availed to absent him
from the Lord’s house.
Deceased was born near Penni’s Cave,
nearly eighty years ago. In early man-
hood he learned the cooper trade, which
occupation he followed many years after
becoming one of the pioneers of Ferguson
Twp., in 1852. Clearing land in day time
and coopering at night, by his industry be
became the owner of one of the show farms
in that section. Politically he was a Demo-
crat and never missed hut one general elec-
tion. He filled many oifices of trust, both |
in church and township and was a strong
candidate for sheriff of this county when
John Spangler was nominated.
In Oct., 1846, he married Sarah Beck.
Their union was blessed with nine children.
‘Mrs. Catharine Carson, of Potters Mills ,
Thomas McCormick, of Warren, O. ; and
Samuel McCormick, of Tabor, Iowa ; are
_his brothers and sister.
The children who
mourn his loss are Hon. J. T. McCormick,
Pine Hall ; Dr. S. S. McCormick, of Hub-
lersburg ; Mrs. Hamilton Seibert, of State
College ; Mrs. George Behrer, and Mrs, L.
H. Osman, of Pine Hall ; and Chas. B.,
and Anna B., at home. Three of the chil-
dren and their mother died a number of
* The funeral took place at the Pine Hall
cemetery, yesterday afternoon, Rev. Aik-
ens officating. It was a large gathering
of relations, friends and neighbors, all anx-
ious to pay a last tribute of respect to the
old patriarch. His favorite among wild
flowers being laurel a beautiful wreath of
it bedecked his casket.
I I I
_ SUDDEN DEATH oF MRs. Hurrox.—
Martha Lena, wife of Joseph Hutton, resi-
dent of Union Township, departed this life,
on Thursday the 15th of April, A. D. 1897,
after a very short illness. She did not feel
well on the Sunday previous, having evi-
dently contracted a cold which seemed to
havesettled on her lungs and heart trouble
soon set in and became the most alarming
symptom which was the immediate cause
of her death.
She was an industrious and faithful
wife, kind and true to her husband with
whom she shared the burdens and joys
of life, since March 22, 1849; and who
feels very keenly the sore affliction which
has fallen to his lot. As a mother she was
untiringly devoted to her three surviving
daughters, namely : Minerva, widow of
the late John G. Hall ; Mrs. Mary Gear-
hart, of Curtin, Boggs township ; and Mrs.
Susan Logan, of Osceola Mills, Clearfield
county. Eight grandchildren and one
great grandchild, with her husband consti-
tute the immediate relationship of the de-
ceased. She was a member of the M. E.
church and was aged 67 years, 5 months and
16 days. Her remains were interred in the
Hall cemetery, above Unionville, Rev. J.
The bereaved share the sympathy of their
many friends and acquaintances, especially
Mrs. Hall to whom has fallen a double por-
tion of affliction. The Master has said :
“My grace shall be sufficient for thee.” Z
' I I I
OF SucH 18 THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
—It has pleased our all-wise heavenly
Father to take one of the dear little lambs
of his flock, from the earthly to the heaven-
ly fold. Helen Arlie Noll, the little
daughter of James and Lillie Noll, of
Milesburg, after a brief illness, died on
Friday morning, April 16th, aged 7 years,
9 months and 14 days. Death was caused
by hemorrage of the throat. The funeral
services were held in the Presbyterian
church on Sabbath afternoon at 1 o'clock,
Rev. W. O. Wright conducting the ser-
vices. And so on ‘the beautiful Easter
afternoon the little body was laid away to
await that glorious Easter ‘dawn when
Christ shall come again to c'aim his own.
Such a fair, bright, lovable child as she
was. Truly it can be said of her ‘‘none
knew her but to love her.” She was a
happy child and seemed to scatter sun-
shine wherever she went. In the school-
room, in the Sabbath school, where her
bright face was seldom missed, in the
Junior, Endeavor, in which she was an
earnest aud active little worker,—every-
where she will be missed. Rarely is a
child mourned by all as is Helen. Truly
her parents have the heartfelt sympathy of
everyone. Her little mission on earth has
been fulfilled, and now she has gone to be
with Him, -who, when He was on
earth, said : ‘‘Suffer little children to come
unto me and forbid them not ; for of such
is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Lo
At the age of 3 years Minnie, the
youngest child of Josiah Long, died at her
home, in Millheim, last Saturday. She was
a bright little girl and will be sadly missed
by her parents. Interment was made on
-— in the iat i of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Wagner, of Milesburg, died
last Saturday night and was buried, on
Tuesday, in the Advent cemetery near that
place. The babe was between seven and
eight months old. :
News Purely Personal.
—Mrs. J. G." Love and her two children are in
Tyrone this week visiting the judge's sister.
—Miss Minnie Wilkinson and Miss Powell left
for New York, Tuesday morning, for a two weeks
—Mr. A. F. Hall, of Fleming, spent a few mo-
ments transacting some business in this place
—MTr. and Mrs. Alfred Mallory, of Altoona, were
visitors at the home of Mr. George Mallory, on
Pine street, on Friday.
—Mrs. Sue MeMicken, of Westport, is visiting
Mrs. Shortlidge, who was seriously sick the fore-
part of the week.
—Mrs. William B. Mingle, of Centre Hall, spent
yesterday in Bellefonte, the guest of Mrs. A. C.
Mingle, on High street. :
—Miss Ruby Lambert, daughter of insurance
commissioner James H. Lambert, of Philadelphia,
is visiting Mrs. W. F. Reeder.
+ —Mrs. Mary A. Chambers was in Washington
over Easter visiting her brother, Mr. Staples, of
Virginia, who is there in a hospital.
—dJos. L. Montgomery spent Sunday at Atlantic
City, with his fiancee, Miss Elizabeth G. Mufily,
to whom he will be married on June 2nd.
—Mrs. George Kerstetter, of Lewisburg, and
her little daughter were in town over Easter vis-
iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Tripple.
—D. Edwin Wine, of Bustleton, Pa., spent Sun-
day at the home.of Col. J. L. Spangler, on Alle-
gheny street, the guest of his little friend master
—Miss Nan Schofield, youngest daughter of
Hon. James Schofield, of Thomas street, returned
from 4 long visit with friends in New York, on
—Mrs. Benjamin Beaver, her mother, Mrs.
Rebecca Neidigh, post-master Frank Kennedy
and Albert Hoy Esq., were State College people in
Bellefonte on Wednesday.
—L. Olin Meek came up from Philadelphia, last
Friday morning, and spent a few Easter loaf days
with friends here, up Buffalo Run and at State
College. He returned to the city Tuesday even-
ing. ‘ :
—Mr. Joseph Leathers, of Mt. Eagle, that town
where there are so many men of that name and
all of them good citizens, was in town last Friday
and graciously gave the WArcuymAN a few moments
of his agreeable companionship.
—Mrs. John M. Bulloci, of Allegheny street,
came home from Philadelphia on Friday. Her
many friends will be pleased to learn that her
treatment in the hospital in that city resulted in
restoring her to perfect health again.
—Fred Kurtz Jr., of Centre Hall, and Mrs. W.
L. Kurtz, of Lewisburg, were in town, on Tues-
day. The former to attend to some business here
and Mrs. Kurtz tarried until an evening train
when she continued westward for a visit with
friends in Pittsburg.
—Mrs. Minnie Harper and her son Edward
came home from Philadelphia, Wednesday even- |
ing, where the latter had been operated upon for
an abscess on the kidney. Fortunately it was
very successful and he will soon be restored to
—MTr. and Mrs. Charles Murray, of Julian, spent
Easter with their daughter, Mrs. John Beezer,
in this place. While here they attended the im-
pressive services in St. John’s Catholic church.
Mr. Murray is one of the pride track foremen for
the Pennsy on the Bald Eagle valley.
—Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Gardner, of Howard,
spent Sunday at the home of M. I. Garduer, on
Spring street, and while here Mr. Gardner tried
his hand at trout fishing. His wife, having all the
faith in the world in his ability to catch lots of the
speckled beauties, carried a large’ sack to him
about noon, but nary a fish had he to put in it. .
—Mr. R. H. Kreamer, the gentleman who has
so much to do with keeping the C. R. R. of Pa.,
tracks in safe condition for the monster locomo-
tives that run over that road, came up from his
home at Nittany and. spent a few hours in town
last Thursday night. He is one of the Milesburg
Kreamers and that suffices to brand him a very
—Mr. John Houser, of Pleasant Gap, spent last
Friday in town and his robust, hardy appearance
spoke well for the pure climate that is to be found
at his comfortable country home away up on Nit-
tany mountain. Mr. Houser is not farming him-
self any more, but has a son who makes the fer-
tile soil of his broad acres produce as fine crops as
are harvested anywhere.
—We were sorry, on Tuesday, when another gen-
tleman dropped in and ordered onr old friend's,
Mr. Shuman Lyon's, paper marked up foranoth-
er year. Mr. Lyon is oue of those easy mannered
old gentlemen with whom it is always a pleasure
to meet, but we suppose he was too busy about his
Spring township home to come himself this time
so had to send a representative.
—Mr. Johnston, of Philipsburg, was in
town between trains yesterday. He was on his
way to Centre Hall where he is looking after some
railroad building work in which he has been en-
gaged for the last thirty years in the Rockies
country and about Chicago. Mr. Johnston is a na-
tive of this county and his uncle, William Am¢
merman, was foreman at the old Eagle furnace,
at Roland, when that place was flourishing as an
iron manufacturing point.
—C. M. Bower Esq., went down to Lancaster,
on Monday, to be present atthe meeting of the
missionary board of the Reformed church of
which he is an interested and active member.
His son John came home from Franklin &
Marshall college, last week, in time for the open-
ing of the trout season and is no doubt telling his
college chums, by this time, of the eleven beau-
ties he caught.
Mr. J. S. Rowe, of Centre Hall, the pushing
representative of the Altman road making ma-
chinés, manufactured at Canton, Ohio, was in
town, on Wednesday, looking up some business
schemes he has working in this section. Road
machinery is becoming popular with supervisors
in Centre founty, and Mr. Rowe ought to do a
good share of the business as he has an excellent
—Ferguson township's big land owner, Charles
Snyder, made one of his regular pilgrimages to
this place last Saturday and pleased his friends
by dropping in, here and there among them, for
short chats. He is one of the most extensive
farmers in the county and it all his places- were
pat into one he would have no cause for fearing a
size comparison with some of the big Dakota
farms we read about.
—D. D.. Wood Esq., and supervisor of the val-
ley telegraph lines Kilman came down from Ty-
rone, Wednesday morning, and managed tosur-
vive Bellefonte during the twenty-five minutes
between morning trains. 'Tis true that itis a
pretty hard job killing time in a small town, but
as Jake Herman would say, they "are both
‘‘connoozers,’” and there is no town in Pennsyl-
vania_ better calculated for their investigations
A PECULIAR SWELLING ON THE NECK
THAT KILLED HER.—Doctors Braucht, of
Milesburg, and Hibler, of this place, are
just now puzzled over the strange case of
little Helen Noll, the 8 year old daughter
of James B. Noll, of Milesburg. On Wed-
nesday of last week the little girl, who had
always been bright and well, went home
from school complaining about a pain in
A swelling appeared that her parents
thought was the beginning of an attack of
mumps and treated her accordingly. Later
Dr. Braucht was called in and thought the
symptoms not those of mumps but was not
exactly sure of the cause. On Thursday
she suffered a severe hemorrhage and hlood
flowed from her mouth, nose and ears.
The following day she had another one
that resulted in her death.
As yet the the physicians have been un-
able to diagnose the case satisfactorily to
themselves, neither one of them had ever
experienced a similar one.
The remains of the Jittle girl were inter-
red Sunday afternoon.
SEIBERT—THOMPSON.—A very unpre-
tentious wedding was that of George E.
Seibert, of Johnstown, and Miss Nora
Thompson, of Buffalo Run, on Tuesday
morning, though it was none the less _hap--
py for its having been so quietly celebrated.
It took place at the home of the bride’s
mother, Mrs. Harpster, in Benner town-
ship ; and Rev. D. L. Jones, of the Pres-
byterian church, officiated. None but im-
mediate relatives having been present.
. After the ceremony the bride and groom
left for Johnstown, where Mr. Seibert is in
the employ of the Cambria iron company
as a mechanical engineer. He isa son of
John Seibert, of Buffalo Run, and is a grad-
uate of The Pennsylvania State College.
His bride is very well known in this
place through her connection with B.C
Achenbach’s confectionery and she has
hosts of friends here who will Wish her life-
long felicity and happiness.
—DLast Thursday afternoon W. WW.
McGhee, a well-to-do young farmer from
the vicinity of McGhee’s Mills, Clearfield
county, was married to Miss Bertha Long,
daughter of J. B. Long, of Howard. The
bride’s brother, Rev. W. M. Long. of
Pittsburg, performed the ceremony in the
presence of a number of guests. The Long
home was daintily decorated with cut
flowers and the function was a very pretty
——Last Wednesday afternoon Maines
T. Bowes, of Blanchard, and Nannie Flem-
ing, of Gillintown, were married. The
wedding took place in Williamsport. The
groom isan engineer on the Beech Creek
rail-road. They will go to housekeeping at
——New spring clothing just opened at
Faubles’. Prices much lower than ever.
It will pay you to investigate.
GRANT MONUMENT DEDICATION—NEW
YORK.—The Penna., R. R. will sell excur-
sion tickets, on April 26th, to New York
and return at a single fare for the round
trip. Tickets good to return until May
4th. Rate, via Lock Haven, or L. and
T. branch, $7.91.
—All kinds of bicycle sundries, re-
pairing and enameling in the finest style at
Shefler’s ware rooms in the Exchange.
——New spring clothing just opened at
Faubles’. Prices much lower than ever.
It will pay you to investigate.
SHRODER THE HEALER.—Heals the sick
merely by laying hands on the patient.
This man is a wonder. He came to Belle-
fonte yesterday and will be here to treat
the sick, to-day, Friday 23rd, and to-mor-
tow, Saturday. He is at Garman’s hotel. *
—Bicycles enameled any color. Tires
vulcanized good as new. Columbia Agency,
—New spring clothing just opened at
Faubles’. Prices much lower than ever.
It will pay you to investigate.
Bellefonte Grain Market.
, Corrected weekly by Geo. W. Jackson & Co.
Au * : 3
The following’ are the quotations up to six
o'clock, Thursday evening, when our paper goes
edwhonl....... Ln stereesarens 5
Rye, per bushel........... 30
Jorn, shelled, per bushe 30
Jorn, ears, per bushel. 1234
Oats, per bushel, old... 18
Oats, per bushel, new . 18
Barley, per bushel....... 30
Ground Plaster, per ton. .« 800
Buckwheat, perbushel.,.................. 25
Cloverseed, per bushel. $6 00 to $7 00
Bellefonte Produce Markets.
Corrected weekly by Sechler & Co.
Potatoes per bushel
ggs, per doz
Lard, per pound
allow, per po
Butter, per pound
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