Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, May 14, 1897, Image 8

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Bellefonte, Pa., May 14, 1897.
CoRRESPONDENTS.—No communications pub-
lished unless gecompanied by the real name of [
‘ the writer.
——Quite a number of Lewistown wheel-
men rode to this place on Sunday.
——A rather severe wind storm shook
this part of the county up a little on Sun-
day evening.
Barber Billy Flack has a handsome
new sign pointing the way into his rooms
on the Diamond.
——The story that two children perished
in a burning house, in Stone Valley, last
week, is untrue.
The Howard Hornet out-fit has been
shipped to Eagles Mere, where it will be
used in publishing a paper at that summer
——Miss Kate Hockman and Gardner
Grove, both of Farmer’s Mills, this county,
were married at Mt. Carrol, Ill.,, on
April 1st.
—Only one marriage license has heen
issued during the past week. It was to H.
M. Krebs and Ada Sausserman, both of
Pine Grove Mills.
——The ladies aid society of the United
Brethren church will hold a festival in the
McClain building, on Friday and Saturday
evenings of this week.
——Wheelman Geo. T. Bush, of this
place, has been asked to referee the bicycle-
races that the Arrow cycle club, of DuBois,
will have on July 5th and 6th.
——CharlessFoster doubtless thinks he’s
about the only fellow. in the new borough
of State College, since the arrival of that
ten pound boy, on Tuesday morning.
——W. H. Denlinger, of that place, owns
the first bicycle that was turned out by the
Welivar manufacturing company, of Phil-
ipsburg. It is called the ‘‘Welivar Spec-
Architects Robert Cole & Co., of
this place, are working on a design for a
new building which Progress grange ex-
pects to erect, at Centre Hall, some time
in the future.
——The Coleville band boys are chanc-
ing off a handsome lamp. The chances
are only a penny a piece, and for that
small sum you stand to win a lamp that
will ornament your room.
——The grocery firm of Schreyer and
Sheffer, of Allegheny street, was dissolved,
on Wednesday, Harry Schreyer retiring.
Hereafter the business will be conducted
by Samuel B. Sheffer and son Herbert.
——Former associate judge Chester Mun-
son, qf Philipsburg, has gone to Blooms-
burg to have a growth, that was thought
40 be of a cancerods nature, cut from his
dip. A-specialist there gives hope of a per-
fect cure.
——Lyon and Co. have a new advertise-
ment in this issue that offers you an oppor-
tunity to see something. Don’t complain
about there being no ufarket for everything
until you have read their advertisement
and seen want they want to buy.
Frank Crosthwaite, of South Thomas
‘street, was out walking around, on Mon-
day morning. He looked as if the inflam-
matory rheumatism, with which he has
suffered a long time, had given him a
pretty hard tussle, but Frank is happy be-
cause there is even enough of him left to
get about.
——‘‘Brack’’ Powell, the notorious col-
ored character who has made Bellefonte un-
easy for years, has heen released from jail
upon condition that he leave town for a
period of five years. He signed a paper to
such effeet that if he returns before that
time the commissioners can incarcerate him
for almost any term they see fit.
——By a vote of eight to three Lock Hav-
en council has decided to pave Main street,
in that place, with vitrified brick. The
street will be paved from Jay to Mill and
$6,000 have been appropriated for the pur-
pose. Lock Haven lays nineteen mills for
general purposes and one mill for her sink-
ing fund. |
——Former state secretary of the Y. M.
C. A. Chas. E. Hurlburt, of Philadelphia,
has gone to Africa in the interest of some
missionary work he is carrying on on the
dark continent. Mr. Hurlburt will be re-
membered as a resident of Bellefonte, two
years ago, and his many warm friends here
will wish him God's protection and guid-
ance in his noble work.
——Dr. Chas. Wood, of Philadelphia, a
son-in-law of Mrs. Wister Morris, and a
minister who has filled the Presbyterian
pulpit in this place on several occasions, is
going to build himself a tabernacle similar
to the one Bellefonte people presented to
evangelists Weaver, Weeden and Wharton
last year. He will spend his entire sum-
mer vacation in evangelistic work and
thinks he can do more for the Master in
that than in any other way.
——Josh Foulk says: ‘“Whenever you
see a dog running along the street with its
head down, tail sticking straight out and
apparently not conscious of what it is do-
ing, then you had better take to a tree, or
some other place of safety, for it is a sure
sign it has hydrophobia.” Josh’s symp-
toms of hydrophobia would be rather hard
on straight tailed dogs that might be tired
enough to leave their heads drop or that
might be running their master’s track
through the streets. In such events they
would be running along with their head
down and as they couldn’t have their tails
out before they would have to have them
out’ behind. :
FONTE.— The WATCHMAN has an an-
nouncement to make, this morning, that
will doubtless flash across the industrial
horizon of this community like a flash of
lightning from a clear sky.
Within two weeks there will be the be-
ginning of what might eventually develop
into a gigantic enterprise in this place and
80 quietly has the whole thing been work-
ed up that a very few people know of it at
all. It is quite in keeping with the policy
of the gentlemen who are pushing it not to
make parade of their business ventures,
but when it is announced that the Morrisses
are back of it this story of the new enter-
prise for Bellefonte will be read with far
more interest and conviction that it will be
carried out.
So far as present calculations can go two
weeks will hardly have elapsed before work
will be begun on buildings for the manu-
facture of acetylene gas in this place. The
plant will be located at the Armor’s gap
operations of Mr. A. G. Morris and all the
buildings will be made of brick or stone.
Though it has not been definitely settled
just how large the plant will be made, if we
give you an idea of it you will be able to
draw your own conclusions.
Acetylene gas is of comparatively recent
discovery and is made from the chemical
action of water upon bicarbonate of lime.
The bicarbon is produced through the
fusion of bituminous coal, lime, and sev-
eral other ingredients by means of an elec-
trical current. It is the principal agent in
generating the gas and is suspended in a
basket in a small galvanized iron tank. To
generate gas by this process three tanks are
used. One filled with water ; one holding
the basket containing the bicarbon and the
other being the receiver for the gas. The
water from No. 1 runs into No. 2, where it
comes in contact with the bicarbon and gas
is at once generated. It is returned through
No. 1 to No. 3, which is merely a receiver
and when 1} lbs. pressure has been pro-
duced an automatic shut-off stops further
generation until the pressure is reduced.
The acetylene gas is a perfect, white
light, without a flicker or smoke. The
‘most crucial tests have proven it to be far
more powerful in penetration and illumin-
ating than either electricity or coal gas.
The trouble has been, heretofore, to fuse
the carbide at a cost low enough to make
the gas of commercial value. Mr. Bucher,
a well known chemist, of Atlanta, Ga., has
overcome that difficulty and it is estimated
that the new light can be made at a cost of
one-tenth that of ordinary coal gas.
So much for the process of making it;
now for its use. It can he used for all
kinds of illuminating, heating and motive
purposes and as an illuminant it has no
superior, as recent tests made in Philadel-
phia disclosed. It ought to be of great
commercial value, since with it gas can be
had in any country home, park, or other
place, no matter how far removed from a
town. And it can be consumed through
the ordinary gas fixtures now in buildings,
by merely adding the three tanks mention-
ed above. It is thirty times less dangerous
from an asphyxial stand-point than gas and
is a far more intense illuminant, besides
costing only one-tenth as much. The-car-
bide will be placed on the market in solid
form and people owning buildings equipped
with the ordinary fixtures would need to
add the tanks, only, then buy the carbide
in lumps and generate gas for themselves.
From this it will be seen that the acety-
lene ought to be of great commercial value.
Owing to the supposed expensiveness of fus-
ing the carbide capitalists have been slow
to take it up and there is only one plant in
the country to-day. It is located at Ni-
agara Falls and is the company that ex-
Secretary of the Navy William A. Whit-
ney, of New York, is at the head of.
Mr. Charles Morris, of Tyrone, is at the
head of the new company. His father, Mr.
A. G. Morris, and brother, Mr. Thomas
Morris, of this place, will be associated
with him. Their company is capitalized at
$100,000.00 and work will be begun at
once. The equipment of the plant will in-
clude a 250 H. P. electrical dynamo, a 250
H. P. engine, other apparatus and a com-
plete machine shop for the manufacture of
the tanks. Everything will be made here,
so you will have an idea of what immense
proportions it might some day assume.
* The fact that such keen, substantial busi-
ness men are back of it makes us sanguine
of the success of the business.
The WATCHMAN gives this as exclusive
information and if present business condi-
tions are to be relied upon there seems to
be every assurance that work will be begun
within two weeks. :
‘With the assurance that he isn’t afraid to
be called a real down-east Yankee Mr. J.
E. Lawrence is introducing himself and his
business to the people of Centre county.
He has come, with his family, to reside in
Bellefonte and the fact that he liked <he
place the first time he visited it is the best
of evidence that he is a man of good judg-
ment. Mr. Lawrence has no wooden nut-
meg, or pebble-coffee schemes for you, but
he does have a line of insurance that seems
to be catching on right and left.
He is the resident manager of the Union
mutual life company, of Portland, Maine,
which is proclaimed throughout the United
States to be ‘‘old, sturdy, strong.” An
idea of the business it does can be had by
reference to the advertising columns of this
issue. In introducing Mr. Lawrence and
his business to the WATCHMAN readers we
feel confident that you will all find him a
thorough gentleman and a man in whose
hands your insurance business could be in-
trusted with profit to yourself.
Mr. Lawrence has his offices on the second
floor of the Centre county bank building,
where you will always find some one te at-
tend to whatever business you may have to
——Mill Hall’s new public school house
is to be made of brick instead of frame.
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-——Rev. Julius A. Herold has resigned
as pastor of the first Presbyterian church
of Williamsport.
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——Andrew Jameson, of Loganton,
has lost two valuable horses with distem-
per, within the past two weeks.
———The upper portion of a dwelling
owned and occupied by Daniel Marks, at
Loganton, was burned off last Friday
——Owing to differences of opinion be-
tween the manager and players of the Lock
Haven Normal school team, that organiza-
tion will probably disband.
——The passenger committee of the
trunk line association has decided to ac-
cept bicycles as personal baggage between
States, except between Canada and the
United States.
——As Jersey Shore’s council has served
notice on the gas company down there to
the effect that all contracts for gas will be
severed, August 7th, the Spirit thinks that
town is to have an electric light plant.
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——Last Thursday evening Mr. C. E.
Kauffman, superintendent of the Tyrone
schools, and Mrs. Lizzie Gibbony, of Belle-
ville, were thrown into theriver at the Ty-
rone iron works. They were out driving
when their horse frightened at some bicy-
clers. It plunged and fell into the water,
throwing both occupants of the buggy out.
The wheelmen caught the horses and when
Mr. Kauffman.had waded out with his
cousin they got in and drove home, very
much soaked, but fortunately not hurt at
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——Two bits of boys worked the gulli-
ble people and police of Tyrone, on Monday,
by claiming that four tramps had held
them up and, after robbing them, shot one
of them in the hand. The ‘‘hold up’ was
said to have occurred while they were all
riding a freight train between Tyrone and
Spruce Creek. After getting allthey could
eat from Tyrone people they laughed at
them, but that is one thin} Tyrone can’t
stand and an immediate investigation was
made. It was then discovered that the
lads had been working other towns along
the line and because she wasn’t the only
one Tyrone ‘‘sent them up’’ only for ten
LAWN FETE ToNIGHT.—The lawn fete
that was to have been held at the home of
L. A. Schaeffer, on east Curtin street,
last evening, has been postponed un-
til this evening. Everybody is invited to
Bellefonte has some fast wheelmen who
ought to be in training for the meet that
will be held in Altoona, on May 29th.
Our riders have had considerable success
on the path and especially at Altoona. * The
races there are going to be interesting and
Bellefonte should certainly be prepared to
carry off a few of the prizes.
—The announcement that Miss Rose Me-
Kibbin, a step-daughter of Ira C. Mitchell,
Esq., of this place, had been married at
Lima, Ohio, on the 5th, was verv much of
a surprise to that young woman’s friends.
From one of the Lima papers we take the
following account of the ceremony.
A very pretty wedding took place at the
home of Mr. C. W. McKibbin, in this city,
on Wednesday evening, May 5th, in which
the contracting parties were Miss A. Rosa-
mond McKibben, of Bellefonte, Pa., and
Mr. P. Ainsworth Kale, on& of “Lima's
most promising and well to do young law-
The ceremony took place at the home of
the bride’s brother. Promptly at eight
p. m. the bridal party took their places for
for the ceremony, to the beautiful music of
the wedding march, as played by Miss Ma-
mie Peale. The bride looked very beauti-
ful in a costume of a delicate blue organdy,
and carried a handsome bouquet of bride
roses. The groom was dressed in canven-
tional black and looked manly and hand-
Immediately following the ceremony a
splendid supper was served in five courses,
after. which the happy couple were driven
to their future home, No. 206, S. Cole street,
where they will remain until June, when
they will make the bride’s parents happy
by a tour East, Mr. Kale not being ‘able
to leave his business at present.
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following clipping, taken from the Colum-
bia, Mo., Herald, of May 7th, will be of
interest to the friends of D.. H. J. Waters
in this county and all of them will unite in
heartiest accord with the felicitation of
that paper.
The engagement of marriage of Dr. H. J.
Waters and Miss Margaret Ward Watson is
announced, the marriage to take place at
Calvary Episcopal church, in Columbia, on
Thursday evening, June 3rd, at 8 o'clock.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. B. A. Watson, a charming. girl, with
sweet disposition and gracious ways, a Social
favorite and beautiful as the fairest picture.
The groom is the dean of the Missouri Agri-
cultural College, intelligent, handsome,
popular, corteous, hardworking.
We wish our young friends long and use-
ful years.
Dr. Waters will he remembered as pro-
fessor of agriculture at The Pennsylvania
State College prior to the fall of 1895, when
he was offered and accepted the position he
now holds. While connected with the
College he was a very popular instructor
and just as efficient. His circle of ac-
quaintances in this county extends to all
parts of it, since he was so much inter-
ested in the work he was engaged in that
he never declined to lecture at institutes
or other gatherings, which were designed
for the promotion of agriculture and
kindred pursuits.
Sunday morning, after a long illness Mrs,
Eliza Curtin, widow of the late Roland
Curtin, one of the old tiie iron men, died
at her home, on the corner of Allegheny
and Howard streets, and was buried Tues-
day afternoon in the Union cemetery. For
years Mrs. Curtin had been in failing health
and her death was not unexpected, as she
had been confined to bed for two years and
was gradually weakening.
She was a daughter of John Irvin, of
death, in 1843, was the second largest land
owner in Penn’s valley -and one of the
most prominent men in the county. Her
oldest brother, Gen. James Irvin, repre-
sented this district in Congress from 1840
to 1845, was the Whig nominee for Govern-
or in 1847, and was one of the most gener-
ous benefactors the State College has had.
D. William Irvin, another brother was
consul at Amoy, China, at the time of his
death, in 1865. Of a large family of sisters
and brothers she is the last with the excep-
tion of Mrs. Sarah Potter, wife of the late
Capt. W. Wilson Potter, of this place.
She was born at the Irvin home, gf Linden
Hall, on the 6th of Oct. 1814, antl is said
to have heen a beautiful woman in her
younger days. On the 17th of June, 1834,
she was married to Roland Curtin, eldest
son of the head of the Pennsylvania family
of Curtins. At that time he was associated
with his father in the iron works at Curtin
and for more than fifty years he was active-
ly engaged as manager of the Eagle iron
works, now called Curtin’s.
Her husband died, in 1875, and since
then two sons, Will and Roland. Surviv-
ing her are Col. Austin, superintendent of
the orphans’ school, at Chester Springs ;
Andrew T., of Philadelphia; Gen. J. I.
and James C., of this place.
She was a member of the Presbyterian
church and Dr. Laurie conducted the ser-
vices at the funeral which was held on Tues-
day at three o’clock.
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again visited the vicinity of Spring Mills
and taken away an honored citizen, Mr.
Fredrick F. Jamison.
Mr. Jamison was born: November 28th,
1832, and at the day of his death he was
64 years, 5 months and 10 days old. The
early part of his life was spent in.George’s
valley, where he received his early school
training. In 1855 he completed his edu-
cation in the Aaronsburg academy, under
the instruction of professor Ilgen Bur-
rell who afterward became the 2nd
superintendent of the schools of this
In the fall of 1856 Mr. Jamison began
his “career as a teacher. It was in the
little old school house which stood near the
present residence of Samuel Bruss, about
one mile above Centre Hall. He taught
there that winter and the following sum-
mer and it was the beginning of his thirty-
seven years of professional life. During
all this time and up to a few years ago he
taught every winter but at last was com-
pelled to stop on account of ill health.
Every school, save one, in Gregg township
and some in Penn and Potter townships
have been taught by him at some time or
other. Many of our teachers were pupils
of his.
He was one of a family of ten children,
eight sons and two daughters. Four of
his brothers and one sister survive him.
In politics he was a staunch supporter
of the Democratic party and never
failed to cast his vote when election day
came. He was always honest and upright,
never stooping to anything low or degrad-
ing. He adhered to the Lutheran faith.
His widow, four sons and a daughter sus-
vive him. :
The remains were buried in the Cross
church cemetery on Tuesday. Many
friends attended. oe
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A SAD DEATH.—On Wednesday. word
was received that Mrs. Clara R. Swartzel
had died, on Monday morning, May 10th,
at the home of her mother, Mrs. Sarah
Tisher, in Richmond, Ind. Mrs. Swartzel
will be remembered as Miss Clara Fisher,
Mrs. Aaron Williams’ only sister, and
while visiting her sister here, about five
years ago, she made many friends who will
be sorry to hear of her death.: She was an
mtelligent, gracious woman with a beauti-
ful voice which she used generously for the
church or charitable entertainments. She
was born in Aaronsburg, this couniy, on
Jan. 28th, 1851, and her death will be a
great sorrow to Mrs. Williams, who went
to Richmond, after Mr. Swartzel’s death,
to be with her mother and sister.
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. ——Mrs. Rosetta Grove, relict of the late
Wm. Grove, died at her home, at Lemont,
last Saturday morning, after a brief illness
with heart disease. Deceased was 64 years
old and a consistent member of the Evan-
gelical church. Her remains were buried,
at Shiloh, on Monday afternoon. Of a fam-
ily of twelve children six sons and one
daughter survive.
——Alfred Strunk, one of the, most pop-
ular passenger conductors, on the Philadel-
phia and Erie road, who died in Harrishurg
last week, was born at Jacksonville, this
county, April 16th, 1847. Attheage of 18he
was married to Miss Mary Askey, who was
well known in Jacksonville and Howard.
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——G. M. L. McMillen, a brother of C.
G. McMillen, formerly proprietor of the
Brockerhoff house in this place, died very.
suddenly at his home in Dayton, Ohio,
Friday afternoon. Deceased was 75 years
of Linden Hall, who at the time of his’
——A four-year-old daughter of James
Gregg, of this place, died at the home of
its parents, on east Beaver street, on—Mon-
day morning. Burial was made from the
Episcopal church on - Wednesday after-
——Mrs. Mary T. Baird, widow of the
late Preston Baird, died in Renovo, on
Tuesday. Deceased was 60 years old and
was born in Howard, this county.
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TION.—A dispatch from Washington, D. C.
announces that Clement Dale, Esq., of this
place, and John W. Stuart, of State Col-
lege, are among the prominent delegates
from Pennsylvania to the annual meeting
of the supreme council of the A. P. A. now
in session in that city. —
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count of ceremonies attending the unveil-
ing of the Washington monument, on Sat-
urday, May 15th, the Central R. R. of
Penna., is selling very low rate excursion
tickets from all points on its line, good go-
ing May 13th and 14th and for return pas-
sage or on before Tuesday, May 18th.
AN Ecc WITHIN AN EcG.—A few days
ago, while Miss Annie Whitehall, of Le-
mont, was breaking some eggs, preparatory
to baking a cake, she made a discovery that
has aroused no little curiosity up in College
In one of the eggs she had broken a tiny
white speck in the yolk or yellow arrested
herattention. Upon examination it proved
to be a perfect egg about the size of a
sparrow’s egg and with a glossy white
shell. It will be preserved.
DEAD.—For some time past a number of
children have been making a play ground
of the Union cemetery. It is a common oc-
currence to find a dozen or more there in the
evening after school ‘hours running over
the graves and lots and pulling flowers, and
it is impossible for those owning lots to
plant flowers or shrubbery without their
being destroyed. These children have
been entering through openings in the fence
next High street and it is said they have
torn the palings off for that purpose. We
regret to say that not only children but
older people are guilty of stealing flowers
and plants from graves. Considerable com-
plaint has been made and the cemetery as-
sociation have taken the matter in hand..
The fence has been repaired and persons
trespassing, hereafter, will be dealt with to
the full extent of the law.
Those who are guilty of these offenses
are doubtless ignorant of the law on the
subject and for their benefit we quote from
the act of assembly, relating thereto, as fol-
lows: ‘Any person who shall wilfully
and maliciously injure, destroy or remove
any fence, railing or other work for the
protection or ornament of a cemetery or
maliciously destroy any trees or shrubbery
growing in such cemetery or graveyard
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on
conviction of either of the said offenses be-
sentenced to undergo an imprisonmetit not |
exceeding one year or to pay a fine not ex-
ceeding $100, or both, or either, at the
discretion of the court.”
The names of some of the offenders have
| been procured and a watch is being kept
for others. The association is in earnest
and means to put a stop to this outrage.
We hope those who have been engaging in
the practice will heed this warning for if
they do not trouble for them will follow.
News Purely Personal.
—Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L.. Marshall and their
daughter, Mrs. Charles Cook, leave, Tuesday, for a
month's stay in Michigan. They have relatives
in Kansas, and it is possible they will visit in that
State before returning home. {
—General supervisor Wm. Gainsfort, of the C.
R. R. of Pa. spent Sunday in Lock Haven with his
evangelist friends, Messrs. Weaver, Weeden and
Van Deventer. Mr. Gainsfort was very much
gratified with the success they are meeting with
down’ there.
—Superintendent W. C. Patterson of the ex-
perimental farms at The Pennsylvania State Col-
lege went down to Jersey Shore, on Tuesday, to
join the veterans of the 5th Penna. Vol. with
whom he spent three years of life during the war.
They held their reunion on Tuesday.
—Mr. J. 8. Rowe, of Centre Hall, was in town
yesterday afternoon attending to some business.
He has lots of it too for besides the trade that ten
year’s experience inthe music line has brought
him he is doing outside business in thé sale of
road making machinery,
—Master Alfred Brisbin, who had been having
a fine time sight-seeing in Philadelphia since the
previous Thursday, returned to his home here, on
Wednesday evening. His uncle Jack Spangler
looked after him while down there and that
means that “Johnny” enjoyed his trip.
—AlL Neubauer, the genial young clerk at the
Brockerhoff house, is back from a month's visit
to his parentsin Erie and is once more politely
looking after the comfort of guests of that hotel.
Al has had quite a serious time getting well, but
the trip to his old parental home seems to have
fixed him up for he looks all right now.
—Mr. H. T. McDowell, of Abdera, was in town
on Wednesday and expressed it as his opinion
that we ought to put up a rooster to erow over the
defeat of the Hamilton road bill. Of course Mr.
McDowell, being a farmer, is in a position to know
far more about the conditions and needs of
country road making than we do, but it does
seem to us that some legislation is needed along
this lite.
—Hon. Wm. K. Alexander, of Millheim, with
his hands just full of business’ for the building
and Joan association they have down there, was in
town, on Wednesday, looking after share holders
in this place and giving them credit books.
Millheim companies are always considered good
things because people are =o honest down there
that investors never have acare forthe safety of
their shares.
—Sam Taylor, manager for Wilkinson's china
hall, and Morris Trone, who expects to be a law-
yer some day, went over to New York, last even-
ing, to take a look around the place and see how
much it has swelled since becoming the second
largest city in the world. Both young men are
members of Co. B. and will return to Philadelphia,
on Saturday, in time to march in the great parade
that will eclebrate the unveiling of the Washing-
ton monument in that city.
——As we announced in our last issue,
the Imperial mandolin and guitar club, of
Bellefonte, will give a concert in the Bush
Arcade, Thursday evening, May 20th, at
eight o’clock. Preparations for this event
are now being perfected and the concert
will undoubtedly be one of the finest things
of the kind we have-had an opportunity of
hearing for some time. The program will
be an entirely new one. In addition to the
marches, waltzes, mazourkas, Etc., which
will be rendered on mandolin, flute, cor-
net, guitar, banjo and batjuar, there will
also be several vocal selections. Mr. Wm.
B. Reeve, barytone, has been specially en-
gaged for this concert, and Mr. Gerhart
in the comic line. Mr. Young’s violin
solo may be looked forward to as some-
thing artistic and novel. The boys should
have a good house. = Admission 35, 25 and
15cts. - Seats on sale at Parrish's drug
—The picnic season for 1897 will be opened
at Hecla park, on Tuesday, May 25th,
when there will be a great christian rally
there under the spiritual guidance of evan-
gelists Weaver, Weeden and Van Deventer.
The gathering will be similar to the one
held there last year. Many people from
Lock Haven and Bellefonte will attend.
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——Prof. Henry P. Van Liew, of New
York city. will give his stereopticon enter-
tainment, ‘Slums of New York by flash-
light’ in the court house, next Monday
evening, May 17th, under the auspi-
ces of the Y. M. C. A. Admission free. A
silver collection will be taken. Everybody
cordially invited to attend.
——Geo. W. Cable, whose stories of the
South have made his name one that will
ever be associated with New Orleans in a
literary connection, lectured at State Col-
lege, last Friday night, and a lot of Belle-
fonte people who were under the impres-
sion that the lecture would not be until
this evening were greatly disappointed at
missing it. :
——The members of the Imperial man-
dolin and guitar club are hard at work
practising for the concert they will give, in
the Arcade, next Thursday evening, May
20th. The club will be assisted by Mr.
Reeve, barytone, and W. P~*Young,
——Henry Van Liew, of New York,
will give a stereopticon exhibition in the
court house, next Monday evening, May
17th. His pictures are mostly illustrations
of life in the ‘Slums’ of the great city.
body is invited to attend, as the exhibition
will be free. -
——The executive committee of the
Clinton county veteran’s association will
meet to-morrow afternoon, in Lock Haven,
to decide when they will hold their annual
reunion and picnic. The place has already
been settled for Hecla park.
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——The Pennsylvania College ball team
from Gettysburg will play at State College
to-morrow afternoon and State's team has
given its word to win. If such is the case
it will be the first game State has won
this season. :
——The Weaver, VanDeventer, Weeden
tabernacle meetings are having great suc-
cess in Lock Haven. They have intro-
| duced several new features under the can-
| vass, among them being stereopticon views
of “‘the Slums’ in New York.
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——Thus far it looks very much as if
Bellefonte is not to have a circus this
season. Nothing has yet heen heard from
one that wants to come here.
——Wallace’s show will exhibit in Phil-
ipsburg on June 11th.
— Wallace's circus is billed for Tyrone
for June 20th. :
Bellefonte Grain Market.
Corrected weekly by Geo. W. Jackson & Co.
The following "are the quotations up to six
o'clock, Thursday evening, when our paper goes
Tess :
ad Whtat ie . 5
ye, per bushel..... 30
Corn, shelled, per bus 30
Corn, ears, per bushel.. 127
Oats, per bushel, old..... 13
Oats, per bushel, new 18
Barley, pr bushel........
Ground Plaster, per ton...
Buckwheat, per bushel....
Cioverseed, per bushel..
Bellefonte Produce Markets.
Corrected weekly by Sechler & Co.
Potatoes per bushel................ceniiiiiesnsecinee
Eg seassesseny ats 50
EES, PEL dOZCN creeecereerssirarisssrnssssssssarvasseee 10
Lard, per pound. ‘er
Country Shoulde: 6
Sides.. 6
J Hams. 10
Tallow, per pound.. 3
Butter, per poindic.ccuirisccrcnscvssccrsmssrsrnenie 18
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