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Bellefonte, Pa., August 8, 1919.
NEWS ABOUT TOWN AND COUNTY.
Patriotic League girls: Spe-
cial rehearsal at Fitzgerald’s Friday
Dr. Cole, of Lewistown,
brought Mrs. T. K. Dimm, of that
city, to the Bellefonte hospital on
Tuesday afternoon. :
——Theodore Haupt went over to
Philipsburg Sunday to see if he can
cop some of the big money they are
paying out for bricklayers in that
The rains of this week will put
the ground in good condition for fall
ploughing and also go a long ways
towards maturing the corn and potato
A jack-o’lantern dance will be
held at the Snow Shoe driving park
this (Friday) evening. Mac’s melody
mixers will furnish the music. Pro-
ceeds for the memorial hall. The
public is invited.
I. J. Dreese, of Lemont, who
several weeks ago was confined to bed
with a badly infected leg, has recov-
ered to that extent that he is able to
be out and around although he would
not cut much of a figure in a one hun-
dred yard dash.
One of the highest-priced cars
ever seen in Bellefonte is the Pierce
Arrow sedan recently purchased by
John P. Kelley, of Snow Shoe, for
$8,500. It is equipped with a perma-
nent top and all the windows are
French plate glass, while the finish of
fee machine throughout is of the very
Moving pictures are the princi-
pal means of entertainment in Belle-
fonte evening after evening from one
year’s end to the other, and the one
place where they can always be seen
is at the Scenic. Good pictures they
are, too, the best that can be had, and
that is the reason the Scenic is so
While in Bellefonte on a visit
recently E. C. Beezer, of Philipsburg,
made one act count for two very cred-
itable things. He took twenty-five
chances on the Logan’s Pierce Arrow
ear and forthwith presented the tick-
ets to the Bellefonte hospital. While
the hospital wasn’t the holder of the
‘lucky number the good will and spirit
of Ed’s action is none the less appar-
-ent and very much appreciated.
.—The Gaylord International En-
gineering and Construction company
have been unable to get the help here
they need in their work on building
the highway from Bellefonte to Pleas.
ant Gap, so have decided to import
workmen. On Monday they received |
a shipment of six dozen iron cots
which they will use in temporary
a he erected to house their
impo labor, The company evi-
deritly intends to do its best id com-
plete the contract within the specified
——Thaddeus Hamilton, that young
old man of east Howard street, has
evidently concluded that having more
than passed the four-score mark ‘it is
time for him to retire from active
work, as he this week disposed of his
planing mill business to George
Wolfe, of Norritsown. The sale did
not include the mill and lot on which
it stands, but the equipment only, and
the price paid was two thousand dol-
lars. Mr. Wolfe expects to do all
kinds of planing mill work and has
visions of a large expansion of the
In preparation for the day
when Dr. David Dale will again take
up his practice in Bellefonte, which
will be September first, one very im-
portant change is being made in the
Montgomery house on .Allegheny
street where Dr. Sebring will have
his offices. The south front window
has been cut down and a door put
there instead, so that direct entrance
will be made to his office from the
pavement without going through the
main entrance and hall. This will af-
ford more privacy to the other people
who live in the house.
——Bellefonte and vicinity is cer-
tainly becoming a healthy locality.
During the month of July Miss Alice
Tate, registrar of vital statistics for
the district which includes Bellefonte
borough, Benner, Spring and Walker
townships, issued only five burial per-
mits which is the minimum record for
this section since the law requiring
the registration of vital statistics
went into effect fourteen years ago.
And one of the five permits issued
was on account of the accidental
death of aviator Charles Lamborn, so
that there were only four deaths by
natural causes during July in the
above named territory.
——Sunday will be the occasion for
the dedication of the beautiful statue
erected on the chapel campus at
State College by the Knights of Co-
lumbus, and fifteen nearby councils of
that organization are expected to at-
tend and take part in the exercises.
In addition prominent Knights from
all over the State are expected to be
present. The exercises at the College
will consist of a field mass and a ser-
mon by Rev. Father O’Hanlon, which
will be followed by the unveiling of
the statue. Later all the visitors will
go to Boalsburg where luncheon will
be served by Major Theodore Davis
Boal, on the lawn at his country
home. Major Boal will make a brief
address of welcome and the response
‘will be made by the State deputy
Knights of Celumbus F. W. Ries Jr,
of Pittsburgh. Many members of the |
Bellefonte Council Knights of Colum-
bus are planning to attend the unveil-
RAILROAD WILL BE TORN UP.
Public Service Commission Grants
Right to Demolish Pine Grove
Mills Extension of B. C. R. R.
The Public Service Commission, in
a decision handed down on Saturday,
has granted the Bellefonte Central
Railroad company authority to aban-
don the three and a half miles exten-
‘sion from State College to Pine Grove
Mills and the track will likely be torn
up in the near future. The main rea-
son given at the hearing before the
Commission several months ago for
wishing to abandon that portion of
the road was because its operation
had not proven remunerative owing to
the competition of automobiles and
motor trucks. Such vehicles, the com-
pany claimed, have supplanted it to
a great extent as a common carrier
and the statement was made that
there is no longer public necessity for
the continuance of railroad service.
The point was also made that the
revenues from the branch were not
only insufficient to maintain it, but
that continued operation was jeopard-
izing the financial soundness of the
company. At a hearing on the pro-
test filed by citizens of Pine Grove
Mills, says the decision of chairman
Ainey, it developed that the line was
in bad condition and that it would re-
quire several thousand dollars to re-
store it. The decision also says the
passenger earnings did not exceed
$38.50 in any one month in 1916, fall-
ing to $6.76 for December of that
year. The gross earnings calculated
to arise from the branch in 1917 were
“The duty of a railroad company to
operate its road is no greater than is
demanded justified by the public in-
terest,” says the decision. “Where
there is insufficient traffic to pay ex-
penses the company will not be re-
quired to operate the road at a loss or
make needed repairs if the road-is not
paying expenses and the company has
not the necessary funds or means of
A force of men will be put to work
at once tearing up the road from
what is known as the Y to Pine Grove
Mills and it is expected that the work
will be completed by the middle of
September. This is only the result
that may be expected in any commu-
nity when the public withdraws its
patronage from a branch. line rail-
road. It is what happened to the
Central Railroad of Pennsylvania
through Nittany valley and will prob-
ably happen to other roads in the
State. No road can operate unless its
revenues are sufficient to cover the
cost of operation plus a reasonable
profit, and the Public Service Com-
mission realized that fact in giving
Badly Hurt in Auto
Miss’ Myra Rockey, a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Rockey, was the
victim ‘of an auto accident last Sat-
urday ‘evening when the Rockey car
.and a car driven by Willigm McKin-
ley, of Milesburg, camé together in a
head-on eollision at the bridge on the
state road to Milesburg near the old
chain ‘works. The Rockey- car, an
Overland, was on its way to Belle-
fonte. Charles Rockey was driving
and had with him Misses Myra and
Rhoda ' Rockey, Mrs. Shultz. Miss
Diehl and a little girl. Mr. McKin-
ley in a Maxwell car was returning
to Milesburg from Bellefonte with a
load of people. sly
It was about 7:30 o’clock when the
two cars met at the bridge above des-
ignated, and as is always the case in
an auto accident, no two people agree
2 to the real cause. In any event
the cars crashed together head-on
with such force that it took several
men quite a time to get them apart.
Miss Myra Rockey was thrown
against the broken windshield and
sustained several bad cuts on her chin
and both sides of her face. Mrs.
Shultz was slightly bruised while a
child in the McKinley car sustained
a small cut on the lip.
Miss Rockey was brought to Belle-
fonte in another car and taken to a
physician who dressed the cuts on
her face after which she was taken
to the Bellefonte hospital. She is
now getting along very nicely and it
will only be a question of a few days
until she will be able to return home.
Both cars were badly damaged and
had to be hauled to Bellefonte for
Community Picnic and Welcome
Home at Centre Hall.
About one thousand people attend-
ed the big community picnic and wel-
come home to returning soldier and
sailor boys held by the people of Cen-
tre Hall at Grange park last Satur-
day. About two dozen soldier boys
were present but not in uniform. The
West Milton band was present and
furnished excellent music for the
gathering. A meeting was held at
eleven o'clock which was presided
over by Victor Auman and the prinei-
pal speaker was Lieutenant Ned
Keller, of Linden Hall. Lieuten-
ant Keller confined himself princi-
pally to a eulogy of the work per-
formed by the various war organiza-
tions, and laid" especial stress upon
the work of the Y. M.-C. A. in France.
He maintained that the organization
was efficient and painstaking in every
way and that no apology nor excuse
need be made for it.
‘At twelve o’clock a big basket din-
ner was enjoyed by all present and
following this the band gave an
hour’s concert. The principal event
of the afternoon was a ball game be-
tween the married and single men,
the latter winning by the score of I3
to 2. Most of the people in attend-
ance had supper on the grounds and
returned to their homes just as the
shades of evening were falling.
——Contractors Gehret and Lam-
bert on Wednesday began the work
of remodeling the Bellefonte Y. M. C.
A. according to the revised plans of
architect Anna Keichline as approv-
ed by the building committee of the
——Drs. Dale and Sebring ampu-
tated the middle finger on the left
hand of Mrs. Elizabeth Hull yester-
day afternoon. Mrs. Hull has now
lost her thumb and two fingers as the
result of her accident of several
——Ralph Heaton, a young man
employed at the Harbison-Walker Re-
fractories company plant, at Monu-
ment, got the toes of his right foot
caught in the bumpers of a car last
Friday and so badly crushed that all
but the great toe had to be amputat-
——Miss Maude Johnston, who has
been in Bellefonte the past two
months tearing up her old home and
disposing of her surplus household
furniture, will move to Curwensville
early next week where she has taken
rooms in preparation for teaching in
the public schools there the coming
——Mrs. J. A. Aiken and daughter,
Miss Jayne, are tearing up their old
home in this place with the intention
of going to Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Craft have leased their
apartment in the Aiken block and are
purchasing a quantity of the Aiken
furniture which is for sale. Mrs, Ai-
ken and Miss Aiken contemplate leav-
ing Bellefonte some time this month,
and the Crafts will go into the apart-
ment as soon as the Aiken’s vacate it.
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Telephone Operators to Organize.
A meeting of telephone operators
was held in the offices of the Bell Tel-
ephone company of Pennsylvania in
this place for the purpose of organiz-
ing an operator’s organization. Miss
Nellie Kane, of Williamsport, presid-
ed over the meeting and explained
the purposes of the organization. The
out-of town operators present includ-
ed Miss Ethel Peters, of State Col-
lege; Miss Sarah Condo, of Spring
Mills; Miss Verna Rowe, of Centre
Hall, and Miss Irene Walker, of Mill-
heim. Miss Mary McClure represent-
ed the Bellefonte operators. Another
meeting will likely be held in the near
future to perfect the organization.
Must Not Overdraw Accounts.
The “Watchman” some weeks ago
published the fact that an act had
been passed by the last Legislature
making it a misdemeanor for any per-
son to overdraw his or her account in
a bank and providing as a punishment
a fine of $100 and imprisonment rang-
ing from thirty days in jail to two
years in the penitentiary, according
to the amount overdrawn and the dis-
cretion of the court. The State .Com- |
mission of Banking is now impressing
upon all banks the necessity of ob-
serving this law to the letter and for
that reason - no bank .is in a position
ta allow anyone to draw a check;ion
the bank who has not the money: on
deposit to meet it. Ln
The Act of the Legislature concern
ing this matter will be found in the
regular advertisement of the Belle-
fonte Trust Co., in. another column,
and we advise everybody to read. it
‘carefully so as to acquaint themselves
thoroughly with its provisions.
A Pair of Freaks.
Among the eggs secured by Mrs.
H. M. Wetzel last week from the
Clyde Wetzél flock was an unusually
large one: In fact it measured just 7
inches in circumference the small way
and 8} inches the long way. Mus.
Wetzel had visions of a double yolk
when she broke it for cooking pur-
poses but her surprise was unbound-
ed when she found instead the usual
contents of an egg, the white and
yolk, and another full-formed, hard
shell egg inside. The smaller egg
was 1§ inches in diameter and 1%
inches long, and the shell on one side
was grown right into the shell of the
The other freak was a pineapple re-
ceived by the “Watchman” on Satur-
day from Mrs. Harriet Thomas Kurtz,
of Eustis, Florida. It had thirteen
distinct heads and weighed six
pounds, and was deliciously ripe and
assuredly big enough for any family
Red Cross Baseball League.
STANDING OF CLUBS.
Won Lost B.C
North ward.... 2
South ward. 1
Milesburg .. 2 5 286
West ward...... 7 ian 2 7 223
Questioning a decision of umpire
Healey in the first half of the sixth
inning at the game between the South
ward and Milesburg last Friday even-
ing the Milesburg team refused to
finish the game and it was declared
forfeited to the South ward by the
score of 9 to 0. But it did not affect
the result of the game as the score at
the time stood 6 to 1 in favor of the
One of the biggest crowds that has
so far attended the Red Cross league
games was on Hughes field on Tues-
day evening to see the game between
the North and West wards, as it was
rumored that the latter team would
have a new pitcher in the box, and
they had, too. His name is Thomas
and he held the North ward batters at
his mercy during the entire game
with the result that they failed to
score a run and the West ward won 2
The interest in these local ball
games is increasing right along and!
will undoubtedly wax hotter as the
season draws to a close. Go out this
evening and see the game, because
you can feel sure of getting your
NEWS PURELY PERSONAL.
—Miss Adaline Rankin is spending the
week with friends in Altoona, going over
—Mrs. Della Miller accompanied Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis Miller on their return drive to
Niagara Falls, Sunday.
—Mr .and Mrs. George A. Beezer left
Bellefonte Tuesday to spend the remain-
der of the week in Philadelphia.
—Samuel Shirk departed on Friday for
Altoona, where he is visiting with his
grand-daughter, Mrs. Mary Bryan.
—Mrs. C. M. Parish and her daughter
Mary are arranging to go to Atlantic City
next week, expecting to spend the remain-
der of the month of August.
—John Decker, of Bay City, Mich., and
his two daughters came to Bellefonte the
after part of last week and are visiting
with Mr. Decker’s mother, Mrs. Christ
—Mrs. P. B. Abramsen and her two
children returned to their home in Pitts-
burgh Saturday, after spending a week
here with Mr. Abremsen’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Carl A. Olsen.
—Ogden Malin has been discharged
from service, returning to Bellefonte yes-
terday, and will be with his sisters, Miss
Sara Malin and Mrs. Shugert until leaving
to resume his work.
—Mrs. Raymond Miler, who spent the
past six weeks with her husband in Buf-
falo, was an over Sunday visitor with Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Miller en route to her
home at Lewistown.
—Miss Thelma Corts, of Cleveland,
Ohio, is a guest of Miss Myra Sechler at
the home of her father, Robert Sechler, on
Spring street. Miss Corts came to Belle-
fonte Sunday, to spend her two week's
—Mrs. W. I. Fleming is in Harrisburg
for a two week’s visit with Mr. Fleming.
Eugene Fleming, of Williamsport, Dr. and
Mrs. Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Ward Flem-
ing, of Philipsburg, were all guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Fleming on Sunday.
—Mr. and Mrs. Leif Olsen with Miss
Dagny Olsen, of Youngstown, Ohio, who
had been their guest for a week, and
Misses Ruth and Dorothy Coxey left last
Saturday on a motor trip to Pittsburgh
and Youngstown, expecting to be away
about a week. °
—Rev. and Mrs. Frank Wetzel, of
Stoyestown, came to Bellefonte Sunday of
last week for a visit with their daughters.
the Misses Grace and Veda Wetzel, and
with Mr. Wetzel’s father and family. They
have arranged to spend the month of
August with relatives in Centre county.
—J. Thomas Mitchell Esq., left on Mon-
day for Indianapolis, where he joined Mrs.
Mitchell, who has been in that city visit-
ing her mother, and from there they will
go to Greenwood, Miss, to visit Mr. and
Mrs. Malcolm A. Mitchell and family.
They expect to be absent from Bellefonte
until about the first of September.
—Mrs. William Hardman and her neph-
ew, Horace Poleman, who are guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Undercoffer, came to
Bellefonte with Mrs. Undercoffer two
weeks ago, upon her return from a visit at
her former home in Philadelphia. Mrs.
Hardman is a sister of Mrs. Undercoffer,
and will continue ner visit into the fall.
—Mr. and Mrs. Jonas E. Wagner and
two children, of Beaver, Pa., have been in
Centre county the past ten days spending
a portion of Mr. Wagner's vacation among
relatives at Lemont and Pleasant Gap, as
well as with friends in Bellefonte. Mr.
Wagner left Bellefonte a year ago to ac-.,
cept: the superintendency of the schools at
Beaver. Serle} ait a un i
—Mr. and Mrs. E. Earl Stailey, of Phil-
adelphia, are expected in Bellefonte about
the middle of the month, for a short visit
with Mrs. Stailey’s sister, Mrs. John J.
Bower, and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs.
Stailey are stopping here on their way to
California, where Mr. Stailey has accepted
a position with Mrs. Stailey’s brother,
Frank Curtin. ’
—Dr. Wilhelmina Key, who has been in
Bellefonte as a guest of Miss Elizabeth
Meek since Saturday, came here from Con-
necticut, where she had been doing re-
search work in eugenics. Dr. Key is con-
nected with the record office at Cold Spring
Harbor, and will "return there in October
to continue her work, after a vacation
spent at her home in Wisconsin.
—Mrs. J. Y. Dale, who has returned to
Bellefonte from a visit with her daughter,
Mrs. Crossman, at Norristown, was accom-
panied here by her other daughter, Mrs.
W. S.. Wetmore, of Florence, 8S. C., and her
son Billy. Mrs. Wetmore and the child
had alse been visiting in Norristown, and
will now be guests of Mrs. Dale and Dr.
and Mrs. David Dale until returning
—Mrs. Victoria Temple and two sons,
Edward and Sylvester, of McKeesport, and
Mr. and Mrs. John Walker and daughter
Lillian, of Trenton, N. J., were guests for
a week or ten days recently of Mrs. Em-
are brother and sister of Mrs. Rapp and
it has been fifteen years since Mr. Walker
visited Bellefonte, although this is his na-
—Mrs. Ray Acheson, who is visiting
with friends in Elmira, went to New York
State ten days ago. Mrs. Acheson's sis-
ter, Mrs. J. M. Heinle, returned to Phila-
delphia the early part of the week, to re-
sume her work at Wanamaker's, after a
two week’s vacation in Bellefonte with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shaughnessy, and
Miss Helen Shaughnessy, in training for a
nurse at St. Luke's hospital in Philadel-
phia, is home now for her summer vaca-
—John Lamborn, a brother of the late
Lieut. Charles Lamborn, the aviator who
was killed when his plane fell at Dix Run
several weeks ago, has been in Bellefonte
this week as a guest of Hard P. Harris
while visiting among Lieut. Lamborn’s
friends. Mr. Lamborn spent Monday
among the people at Dix Run in an éhn-
deavor to learn all possible about his
brother’s death, but he failed to discover
anything different from the story of the
accident told in the “Watchman” at the
time. Mr. Lamborn’s kome is in St.
Joseph, Mo., where he is a commission
broker in the stock yards.
—Mrs. Bernard Green, of McKeesport,
was a pleasant visitor at the “Watchman”
office on Tuesday, just prior to leaving for
her old home in the western part of the
State. She will probably be better re-
membered by Bellefonte people as Miss
Agnes Miller, one of the twin daughters of
the late John C. Miller, of this place.
After her marriage to Bernard Green, of
Milesburg, they went to McKeesport,
where they have lived since but have now
decided to seek a new location but may
travel some before settling down for good.
Mr. and Mrs. Green came to Bellefonte
over three weeks ago to visit friends here
and at Milesburg, Mr. Green returning
home last week.
Mr. Walker and Mrs. Temple |
—Miss Ida Robison, of Philipsburg,
spent Wednesday in Bellefonte, the guest
of Miss Lois Kirk.
—Miss Betty Gherrity is spending a
part of her vacation with her sister, Mrs.
James C. Davis, in Tyrone.
—Mrs. Belle Mattern, of Julian, was a
business visitor in Bellefonte on Monday
and a brief caller at the “Watchman”
—Mr. and Mrs. M. I. Gardner stopped in
Bellefonte Friday. for a short time, on
their way back to Clearfield, from a drive
—Dr. Walter Stewart, of Wilkes-Barre,
has been in Bellefonte within the week,
for a short visit with his mother, Mrs.
—John McSuley, who came to Bellefonte
last week with bis sister, Miss Mary, will
not return to Philadelphia to resume his
work until fall.
—Miss Dorothy Merriman, of Roanoke,
Va., arrived in Bellefonte on Wednesday
for a fortnight’'s visit at the home of
Judge and Mrs. H. C. Quigley.
—Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Yeager are plan-
ning to go to Cleveland next week for a
visit with Mr. Yeager's sisters, Mrs. G.
Edward Harper and Mrs. O'Connell.
—Miss Jean Sasserman, a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sasserman, has been
visiting in Sunbury for the past week, a
guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
—John D. Meyer, of Altoona, was in
Bellefonte yesterday, having driven over
in his Franklin roadster for a short visit
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Mey-
er, of Centre Hall.
—Mrs. Boyd Gehret, of Williamsport,
and her two children, have been visiting
this week with Mr. Gehret’'s brother and
his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gehret, of
south Spring street.
—Mrs. Charles C. Keichline and Mrs. J.
O. Brewer and two children left on the
1:27 p. m. train yesterday afternoon for
Kirkville, N. Y., for their annual summer
visit at their old home.
—Mrs. Robert Gilmour, of Philadelphia,
who had been in Bellefonte with her sis-
ter, Mrs. Joseph Ceader, left Saturday for
Youngstown, Ohio, for a visit with her
cousin, Mrs. Jacob Runkle.
—J. Malcolm Laurie, cashier of the First
National bank at Houtzdale, was a Belle-
fonte visitor on Wednesday evening, hav-
ing motored here with a number of other
Masons on a fraternal visit to the Belle-
—Mrs. David Haines and her grand-
daughter, Miss Margaret Haines, who had
been visiting with Mrs. Haines’ sons,
Charles G. Haines, at McKeesport, and
‘William, at Wilmerding, returned to Belle-
fonte Saturday. .
—Mrs. M. R. Sample, of Philadelphia,
and her sen Edgar, are making their an-
nual summer visit in Centre county, being
guests while here of Mrs. Sample’s sisters,
Mrs. G. Fred Musser, of Bellefonte, and
Mrs. Philip D. Foster, of State College.
—Mrs. Arthur C. Harper and two little
sons, of Columbus, Ohio, arrived in Belle-
fonte on the Pennsylvania-Lehigh on Wed-
nesday afternoon for a visit with her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Willard Barnhart.
.} and with Mrs. Harper's mother, Mrs. J. C,
—Landlord H. 8. Ray, who spent the
past two weeks at the cottage of his
brother, F. D. Ray, at Sea Girt, is expect-
ed home on Monday, and as he has entire-
ly recovered his health he will again as-
sume the active management of the Brock-
erhoff house... - 5, ri i
—A. C, Mingle, accompanied by Mrs.
Mingle and their two daughters and Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Hoffer, left’ Sunday for a
motor trip through New York State, going
directly to Rochester, then to Buffalo and
Niagara, returning home through the
western part of Pennsylvania.
—Mrs. Curtin, widow of Lieut. Com-
mander Roland I. Curtin, of Annapolis,
and her two children, Mrs. Peyton Coch-
ran and Roland I. Curtin III, are in Belle.
fonte to spend the month of August with
Lieut. Curtin’s mother, Mrs. John I. Cur-
tin, at her home on east Linn street.
—Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reed and their
family have returned from DuBois, ex-
pecting to spend the remainder of the
summer in Centre county. Mrs. Reed and
the children came to Pennsylvania several
weeks ago from Champaign, Ill, Mr.
Reed joining them during their visit fo
his former home in DuBois. Upon their
return west in the fall they will go to their
new home in Iowa City, Iowa.
—Mr. and Mrs, Ira D. Garman, of Phil-
adelphia, and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harlan,
of Coatesville, will arrive in Bellefonte to-
morrow on their way to Edgefont, the
Garman summer home at Axe Mann, where
with Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Garman, of Belle-
fonte, they will spend the month of Au-
gust. Miss Anna Harlan, who will shortly
return from oversea service, will join her
parents here during their stay at Edge-
—Herbert Gray Foster, son of Rev. and
Mrs. W. K. Foster, of Jenkintown, was a
Bellefonte visitor between trains on Tues-
day and a very agreeable caller at the
“Watchman” office. The young man serv-
ed in France as a lieutenant during the
war and shortly after his return to this
country last Spring was married to Miss
Marjorie Bradshaw, a daughter of an Eng-
lish sea captain John Bradshaw. The
young couple are on the eve of taking up
their residence in New Rochelle, N. Y.,
where Lieut. Foster will embark in the
real estate business.
—Included in Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Cherry’s house party which they have
been entertaining this week are Mrs. J. C.
Nichols and som, of Norristown, and Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob Levi, their smgll daugh-
ter, and Mr. Levi's father, M. C. Levi. all
of New York city. The Levi family stop-
ped here on a drive to Chicagg, where Ja-
cob Levi is going on a busidess trip, in
the interest of the Pine Square Automo-
bile Supply Co., with whom he is associat-
ed in New York. Mrs. Nichols and her
son came to Bellefonte two weeks ago,
with Mrs. Cherry upon her return home
from a visit in Norristown. Mrs. Nichols
and Mrs. Levi are daughters of Mr. and
—A pleasant caller at the “VPatchman”
office yesterday was Mr. Ira Gates, of
Winnebago, Minn. He was a good dis-
tance from home but he and Mrs. Gates,
their son, Harry E. Gates, and niece, Miss
Ardath Keister, of Trosky, Minn. made
the trip east by easy stages in their auto-
mobile, having left home on June 30th.
They came the northern route and in all
their travels only had one day's rain.
They are at present visiting Mr. Gates’
sister, Mrs. Harvey Pifer, at Howard, but
before they return home will spend a week
or two with old friends at Pine Grove
Mills and in the western end of the coun-
ty, expecting to be in this section until the
latter part of August.
—Mrs. R. S. Brouse with her son Rich-
ard, and Mrs. Richard Brouse, left Wed-
| nesday morning for an over Sunday drive
to Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
—Mr. and Mrs. John S. Walker are
spending a short time at Atlantic City.
—Miss Mary Cunningham, of Washing-
ton, D. C., is spending her vacation with
relatives in Bellefonte.
—DMr. and Mrs. C. D. Casebeer are enter-
| taining ‘Mrs. Casebeer’'s sister, Mrs. Brin-
ker Jones, who came to Bellefonte Sunday
with Mrs. Casebeer and her daughter Bet-
ty, when returning from a visit in Somer-
—Mrs. C. D. Tanner, accompanied by her
grand-daughter, Helen Boyle, of Hazleton,
left Monday for a visit with Mrs. Tanner's
sister, Mrs. John Brooks, -at Linden, Pa.
Mrs. Boyle and her children have been
guests of Mrs. Tanner for a week or more.
Big Price for Wool.
The biggest price ever received by
Centre county farmers for wool was
realized by the sheep growers of Fer-
guson township on Tuesday when
they sold their stock of wool to Greg-
ory and Kocher for sixty-four and
six-tenths cents a pound. It will be
recalled that last winter or early in
the spring county farm agent R. H.
Olmstead advised the farmers in Cen-
tre county, and especially those who
had sheep, to form wool associations
and the farmers in the western end
of the county banded together and or-
ganized the Ferguson township wool
_ Just two months ago wool was sell-
ing at forty cents a pound but on the
advice of Mr. Olmstead the Ferguson
township farmers held theirs and the
result shows their wisdom in relying
upon Mr. Olmstead’s good judgment.
The price they got on Tuesday was 2
little over sixty per cent. more than
those Centre county farmers received
who sold their clips earlier in the sea-
son. All told the Ferguson township
growers had about 1600 pounds of
wool which they sold on Tuesday so
that the sale amounted to over one
Mr. and Mrs. James Herron enter-
tained Monday night, at their home
on north Allegheny street, with two
tables of bridge.
Miss Mary Schad was hostess at a
shower luncheon given yesterday at
noon, in compliment to Miss Eleanor
Parker, whose engagement to Henry
Keller was announced recently.
Mrs. Roland I. Curtin and her
daughter, Mrs. Peyton Cochran, of
Annapolis, and Mrs. Harry C. Curtin,
of Curtin, will be the honor guests at
‘the tea given by Mrs. H. Laird Cur-
tin at her home at Curtin this after-
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Keller enter-
tained last night at their home on
east Linn street, in honor of their son,
John Orvis Keller and his bride.
At the tea given by Mrs. Robert S.
Walker this afternoon, Mrs. Myron
Workheiser will be the guest of hon-
or. ‘Mrs. Workhieisér: is a July bride,
‘and was Mrs. Walker's maid of hon-
or. 3 5 it
‘Twenty-five guests were entertain-
ed by Miss Helen Cruse at Edgefont,
Wednesday evening, from six to elev-
en, in celebration of her birthday.
Miss Caroline Harper was hostess
at a dinner party given at the Tyrone
Country club, at Fairbrook, Tuesday.
Miss Verna Hagan, of Spring Mills,
and Mrs. Ripka, of Pleasant Gap,
both of whom are surgical patients
in the Bellefonte hospital, are rapidly
recovering from recent operations for
Mrs. M. R. Johnson, Mrs. T. K. Mor-
ris and Miss Rebecca Valentine were
all discharged from the hospital
The condition of Mrs. Guy Lyons,
which was considered serious when
she was taken to the hospital a week
ago, is now thought to be improving.
——When the people of State Col-
lege decide to have a Sunday school
picnic they have it, rain or shine, so
the cloudy and threatening weather
of Wednesday had little effect on the
union picnic of five Sunday schools of
that town and vicinity which was held
at Pine Grove Mills. The only change
in the program was that instead of
holding the picnic in a grove the spa-
cious Odd Fellows hall at that place
was used as headquarters and every-
body who attended had a very com-
fortable and pleasant time. In fact
the crowd was so large that residents
of Pine Grove Mills aver that it
seemed as if a regular county fair
was being held there.
——Margaret, the four year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. Peace
Hazzard, of Syracuse, N. Y., was
drowned Monday at the Hazzard sum-
mer home on Skaneateles Lake. Mrs.
Hazzard was well known in Bellefonte
as Miss Katherine Burnet.
——The Wion garage has been
equipped with a new twenty gallon
La France chemical engine and hose
as an emergency exinguisher in case
——Best equipped shoe repair shop
in Centre county and all sorts of diffi-
cult repair work done on short notice,
guaranteed, and at low prices, in the
United Shoe Repair Shop, corner of
High and Water streets, end room in
Bush Arcade. Shoe shining. Give
them a trial. 30-3t
For Sale—At once, at Mrs. J. A.
Aiken’s apartments, a number of
good steel engravings in frames, bed-
room furniture and separate chairs.
——The household goods of John
A. Rupp, of Boalsburg, will be offered
at public sale, Saturday, August 16th,