Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 17, 1919, Image 4

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Bellefonte, Pa., October 17, 1919.
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P. GRAY MEEK, - - Editor
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For Judge of the Superior Court,
WILLIAM H. XELLER, of Lancaster.
For Sheriff,
Capt. E. R. “DICK” Taylor, of Bellefonte.
For Prothonotary,
HARRY N. MEYER, Bellefonte,
For Treasurer,
JAMES E. HARTER, of Penn Twp.
For Register,
J. FRANK SMITH, of Bellefonte.
For Recorder,
D. WAGNER GEISS, of Bellefonte.
For County Commissioners,
Capt. Wm. H. FRY, of Ferguson Twp.
GEORGE M. HARTER, of Marion Twp.
For District Attorney,
JOHN J. BOWER, of Bellefonte,
For County Auditirs,
J. C. CONDO, of Marion Twp.
HERBERT H. STOVER, of Miles Twp. ,
For Sheriff there should be no con-
test between Capt. “Dick” Taylor and
chief-of-police Harry Dukeman.
The one has voluntarily given more
than five of the best years of his life
to his conutry. The other stayed at
home, with the rest of us, and helped
cheer when the eighteen hundred more
Dicks marched away from Centre
county to fight for us. He has no
claim, whatever, upon a grateful peo-
ple and is asking the voters of Centre
county to do something that their bet-
ter impulses revolt at when he asks
them to make him Sheriff in the face
of what Capt. “Dick” Taylor has done
for them. :
Some people think the two men
about on a par as to qualification for
the office. We don’t. For we have
not lost sight of the fact that all of
Capt. Taylor’s later life has been as
an organizer, leader and disciplinar-
ian of men and boys. His experience
as an officer in the National Guard
and the Regular Army, together with
his long serving at the Huntingdon |
Reformatory have trained him in
ways that might be peculiarly advan- |
tageous in the Sheriff’s office. He has
been accustomed to meeting emergen-
cies promptly and with determination.
He has had experience enough to
know when kindliness serves the pur-
pose of justice far more efficiently
than the stern, strong arm of the law.
For these reasons, and there are
others we do not care to bring to light. !
Capt. “Dick” Taylor and chief-of-po-
lice Harry Dukeman are not on a par
as to qualifications for the office of
Sheriff of Centre county. . i
But again let us say that even if
there were no such superiority of the
Who Two of the Commissioners Should Be.
Capt. William H. Fry, of Ferguson township, and George M. Har-
of Marion, are two of the four aspirants for County Com-
In a word, if every person in Centre county for whom Capt. Fry
has done some kindly act were to vote for him there would be nothing
to the contest so far as he is concerned. Few men of our acquaint-
ance have been so wholly unselfish and self sacrificing in their rela-
tions with neighbors. No hour of the night, no manner of storm have
deterred him when service to a friend or stranger was needed. In
truth his long and sincere interest
and every community in Centre county have made him almost an in-
Aside from this he has other and more substantial qualifications
for the office he is seeking. He is a farmer. He is practical. He has
good judgment. He has the courage of his convictions. He cannot
be used by any one else. He owns property himself and knows what
extravagance means in the way of taxation. He is mature and inde-
pendent enough to say no to soldiers of fortune who are always on
hand to induce Commissioners to “put something over” at the expense
of the tax payers.
Just as Capt. Fry combines all the qualifications so necessary at
this time so does George M. Harter. He is a farmer, a ‘wonderfully
He is a director of the First National bank of How-
ard. He is clean as a hound’s tooth, combining a sterling character
successful one.
with rare business judgment.
These two men should certainly be on the next board of County
Commissioners. For that office needs just such strong hands if taxes 2
are not to go bounding with the cost of everything else. $
We make this statement advisedly, for we know that already ?
schemes are hatching to bond the county for $500,000 more in the $
event that either one of these men fail of election. : : ?
Within the next four years more new ways of getting $
taxpayer's money will present themselves than have been heard of in 2
all the past history of the county and if we are not to be bled to im- $
poverishment with rising millage we must have men in that office who ?
will not be under obligation to bosses and ticket framers for their $
nomination and election. We must have men who are not afraid to $
say no to such schemes as ensnared Woodring and Zimmerman into 2
bonding the county at a high interest rate for such a long term of ¢
years that even though the money is now at hand to pay most of the $
debt it cannot be liquidated and we must go on paying more interest ?
than we are getting for twenty years longer. $
It is business, not politics that this office needs. It is men who $
have made enough of success of their own affairs to insure a fair 2
measure of success with ours and Fry and Harter are two of them. {
in the welfare of every individual
rid of the
It is with a great deal of satisfac-
tion and commendable pride that the
“Watchman” this week presents to
its readers a brief sketch of J. Frank
Smith, the Democratic candidate for
Register of Centre county. Mr. Smith
is a native of Pennsvalley where he
was born, educated and grew to man-
hood. His early days were spent on
the farm and in 1897 he embarked in
the mercantile business at Centre
Hall. He was not only successful in
his undertaking but acquired a repu-
tation for honesty and fair dealing
second to none in that community.
In 1911 he secured the Democratic
nomination for Register and was
one man over the other there is still | glected over E. J. Williams by a plu-
the great reason, the one that trans-
cends all others: Capt. “Dick” Tay-
lor has done something for every
man, woman and child in Centre coun-
ty and those of them who have a
spark of gratitude in their hearts will
remember it on election day.
——1It is said that Mr. Hohenzol-
lern is still called “His Majesty” in
Germany but that doesn’t take him
far. A week’s genuine freedom
would be worth more than all the ti-
tles in Germany.
——The Belgian King is having the
time of his life in this country but he
has nothing on the Belgian church-
man, Cardinal Mercier, at that.
—— Those striking Boston police-
men may have lost their jobs but they
got a place on the front page of the
newspapers for a day or two.
——If the anti-saloon agitators in-
vade England the Irish claim for in-
dependence may be based on humani-
tarian grounds.
people to put in their coal now but it
takes money to put in coal and some
of us are short.
——The railroad shopmen strike in
Altoona, Hollidaysburg, Bellwood and
Tyrone ended when the men went
back to work on Monday morning
pending a settlement of their griev-
ances by a conference with adminis-
tration officials from Washington.
—— Miss Susie McMullen, of Phil-
ipsburg, gave a surprise miscellane-
ous shower on Wednesday evening of
last week for her friend, Miss Elea-
nor Wilson, in honor of that young
lady’s approaching marriage to An-
drew Boggs, of Milesburg.
——The twenty-seven acre farm
of the late Henry Gates, two miles
north of Port Matilda on the road to
Philipsburg, was sold at public sale
on Saturday to J. Pierce Gates, of
Philipsburg, one of the heirs. The
price paid was $1426.
rality of 424. He was renominated
for a second term in 1915 but was de-
feated by the close margin of 37 votes.
Mr. Smith did not whine over his de-
feat but took it like a good politician,
remained a citizen of Bellefonte and
at once went to work at something
else. During the past several years
he has been engaged as salesman for
the Bellefonte branch of Dannenhow-
er’s wholesale grocery and given to
his work in that line the same con-
scientious devotion that has charac-
terized his entire life-work.
Believing that he was entitled to a
second term as Register of Centre
county the Democrats nominated him
without opposition and he is now be-,
fore the voters for their careful con-
sideration and support. During the
four years that he held the office of
Register the: records were kept with
unusual care and neatness and all his |
work was done with dispatch and with |
the interest of the patrons of the of- |
fice at heart. Mr. Smith has been a’
life-long member of the United Evan-
gelical church, is a member of the I.
0. O. F. lodge of Centre Hall and an
enthusiast in all outdoor
Doesn’t such a man deserve the very
best at the hands of the voters of
Centre county? Give the matter
careful consideration and then cast
your vote for him when you go to the
polls on November 4th.
Forward Movement Conference.
A conference under the auspices of
the “Forward Movement Commis-
sion” of the Reformed church of the
United States will be held in the Re-
formed church, Bellefonte, Friday,
October 24th. There will be morning,
afternoon and evening sessions. Min-
isters and lay delegates from Centre
county and the adjoining districts
will be present. The evening session
will be in the form of an open mass
meeting to which the public is cordi-
ally invited. Speakers of prominence
will be present and inspirational ad-
dresses made. Full particulars next
sports. |
——They are all good enough, but
the “Watchman” is always the best.
J. C. Condo, Democratic candidate !
for Auditor, was born on the home-
stead farm in Marion township in
1871, and all his life has been a resi-
‘dent of that locality. He got his ed-
ucation in the public schools and two
terms at a select school taught by |
Prof. C. L. Gramley, at Rebersburg,
at that time specializing in book-
keeping. :
After he grew to manhood he farm-
ed the old homestead a number of
, years but finally gave up the farm
and purchased a threshing outfit, and
for the past twenty-five years has
been engaged in threshing the farm-
ers’ crops, his route including the
Nittany valley scope from Bellefonte
to the Clinton county line. His outfit
also includes a hay-baler and clover
huller. c
Mr. Condo has served six years as
township auditor so is well qualified
to act in that capacity for the county
and the people will make no mistake
in electing him.
At a recent meeting of the
board of trustees of the Methodist
church it was decided to replace the
high steeple on the building with a
low coping, or something instead, to
conform with the general architect-
ure of the church. This action was
taken after the spire had been pro-
nounced unsafe by experts.
Mrs. James Craig and Miss
Eleanor Weston are conducting a
morning class in kindergarten, in the
temperance rooms in Petrikin hall.
A Bargain in Good Reading.
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Not a line is waste reading. You!
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If you subscribe as soon as you see
this notice you yill receive all the ex-
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Harry’s Herd, a fascinating, 10-chap-
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New subscribers for 1920 will re-
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| them combined got only a few more
| “ways that are dark and tricks that
‘| the raw deal that six good men got ; berland,
Strange Things Have Happened in. All 9) void
Old Centre! ,one of the oldest an st known
hire | women of Bellefonte, passed away at
? “ + the home’ of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
All the voles east atthe primaries Gilmour, on east Linn street, about
for John 8S. Dale, Ralph Hartsock, two o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, of
Geo. Houck, M. R. Johnson, H. M. diseases incident to her advanced age.
Miles, Isaac Miller and John A. Way = She was born in Northumberland in
combined were twenty less than the | 1835, hence was in her eighty-fifth
ber i ¢ ith Austi | year. Her father was accidentally
number given to either AUSUN OI) drowned when she was a child leaving
Yarnell in the precincts about Snow | her mother with a family of small
Shoe where county chairman Davy | children.” When Miss MaGill was
Chambers’ influence is felt. Strange | some six or seven years old she was
that seven good men combined could |
! brought to Bellefonte and taken into
: ithe family of William Hamilton
not muster as many votes as either | Humes where she grew to woman-
one of the other two. And strange | hood and was given a good education.
that a county chairman who is sup- | At the death of the elder Humes she
posed to be fair to all candidates of continued making her home with the
hi tmeries shodld Hi | William Humes family at their resi-
is party at the primaries should have | 3.,.0 at Coleville. Later she learned
failed to cover his tracks better. | the trade of a milliner and for a num-
Surely this was a “frame-up.” joer of years conducted a fashionable
pe ; { millinery establishment in a small
What the Hon. Charlie Rowland | stone building that stood on High
and the Hon. Harry Scott did to all | street where the Republican office is
the Republican aspirants for County | now located. When she disposed of
Commissioner, except the two on the I An Sore ie pened &
: tie umes
slate, In and about Philipsburg at the building on Allegheny street, now the
primaries, was plenty. Leaving | Masonic Temple, which she conducted
Houck, the home candidate out, all of for many years, and which had a rep-
utation for cheerfulness and genuine
homey atmosphere that was known
throughout the surrounding communi-
; __. ty. At the solicitation of Mr. and
Now it happens that Roy Wilkin- Mrs, Charles Gilmour she gave up her
son, who wants to be Prothonotary of boarding house seventeen years ago
the county, is Charlie Rowland’s han- | and had since made her home with
dy man. The former Congressman them.
8 She was a faithful member of the
brought him up to Centre county as pieghyterian church all her life and
his political manager when he was until incapacitated by the weight of
running for office and for political advancing years was active in all
kinds of church and philanthropic
a | work. Her only known relatives are
are vain they say he has the heath- \o ephew and three nieces, namely:
en Chinese skinned a mile. | Mack Thomas, Mrs. Sallie Renner
Wilkinson probably was a party to land Mrs. Frank Keller, of Northum-
and Mrs. Hitsner, of Reis-
| votes than Yarnell and a great many
| less than Austin.
over there and while he might be ghle | Funeral services will be held at the
to make them believe he wasn't in It | Gjjmour home at eleven o'clock this
he could talk his head off to us with- | (Friday). morning by Dr. W. K. Me-
out convincing us that anything un- | Kinney, after which burial will be
derground went on in Republican cir- made in the Humes lot in the Union
cles in Philipsburg without his having | cemetery. i I
had a finger in it. That is Wilkin- | SMITH.— Thomas E. Smith, of
son’s business. That is what he was : Woodward, died on Wednesday of last
brought to Centre county for and he . week at the State hospital at Danville
is’ th yoely . warm in! the { of congestion of the lungs, following
is the man, scarcely ‘an illness of three years or more,
county, who wants to be made Pro- ‘most of which time he had spent at
thonotary over a capable native citi- | the above institution. He was born
zen who knows all of the working of | in Pennsvalley and was 57. years, 11
| months and 14 days old. He is sur-
Wis important office. | vived by his wife and four children,
LEITZELL.—Mrs. Lydia Rebecca namely: James Smith, of Woodward;
: : 33 : Harry, of Altoona; Mrs. Fred Lim-
Leitzell, wife of Philip P. Leitzell, of y » :
Millheim, was stricken with paraly- bert, of Akron, Ohio, and Naomi, at
y ; : 3 the family home in Woodward.
pi oa hi = A ne The remains were brought to his old
passed away at 1:15 p. m. Mrs. Leit- home at Woodward and funeral serv-
zell had some of her clothes out on ices were held on Saturday morning
: a : in St. Paul’s church by Revs. Wea-
the line and just When she was Skrjelc- ver and Donat, after which burial was
en is.mot definitely known. Her Hus- doin Stoll bor,
| band vas Saway-from home af jthe /MA4e IN BL TALS CCMEELY:
time and “when he returned at 11:30 - A Hallowe’en masquerade so-
o'clock he found his wife lying onthe cial will be held by the women of the
floor unconscious, and she died with- I. W. T. band, in their hall at Bailey-
in two hours. ! ville, on the night of October 31st.
She was aged 64 years, 7 months Ice cream, cake and candy will be on
and 27 days and was born in Mill- sale. Admission free. Everyone cor-
heim, being. ‘a daughter of Mr. and dially invited.
Mrs. Reuben Hartman. She is sur- | ey
vived by her husband, one son and a _——Joseph Knisely 1s now a pa-
daughter, namely: H. H. Leitzell and tient at the University hospital, Phil-
Mrs. G. Clyde Boob, both of Millheim, 'adelphia, taking treatment for his
She also leaves one brother and a sis- ; knee which was so badly injured in an
ter, William H. Hartman, years
of Wil- | automobile accident several
liamsport, and Mrs. Minnie Harter, 280:
of Millheim. Rev. J. J. Weaver had | A detective asked an office boy
charge of the funeral services which if jt was Mr. Jones or his partner
were held at two o'clock yesterday who reached the office first as a rule.
afternoon, burial being made in the “Well,” said the boy turning very
Millheim Union cemetery. red, “Mr. Jones at first was always
ot 1 1 | last, but later he began to get earlier,
HAZEL.—Mrs, Malinda Hazel, wid- | till at last he was first, though before
ow of the late Adam Hazel, of Axe | he had always been behind. He soon
Mann, died early last week at the foi later again, thought oF t ate, he
home of her daughter, Mrs, Stewart pil, nG Gs before, but I expect he'll be
Fleck, at Niagara Falls, of general getting earlier sooner Or Shect ”
debility, aged about seventy-six years. ! ?
Her maiden name was Malinda Smith
and she was born at Madisonburg.
She was united in marriage to Mr.
Hazel in 1863 and all her married life
was spent at Axe Mann. Mr. Hazel
died in March, 1916, but surviving her
are seven children, namely: Mrs.
Stewart Fleck, of Niagara Falls;
George, of Greensburg; John, James
and Edward, of Niagara Falls; Mrs.
Mary Steele, of Axe Mann, and
Frank, in Canada. The remains
were brought to Pleasant Gap where
burial was made on Friday.
~—For high-class job work come
to the “Watchman” office.
I 1]
SPICER.—Mrs. Mary A. Spicer,
widow of John Spicer died on Wed-
nesday at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Wells, at Centre Hall, after an
illness of some months with dropsy,
aged seventy-eight years. Surviving
her are the following children: John
A. and George, of State College; Mrs.
Mary Williams, of Tyrone; Mrs. Su-
san Walk, of DuBois; Miss Lida, of
Hyde City; Mrs. Fred Wells, of Cen-
tre Hall, and Mrs. Frank Young, of
Orviston. She also leaves one broth-
er, Andrew Barrett, of Milesburg, and
two sisters, Mrs. Calvin Russell, of |
Milesburg, and Mrs. Hannah Baney, |
of Philipsburg. Burial will be made |
in the Advent cemetery, Boggs town- |
where. They help the
I |
PARK 1s. Cassie Park, wife of |
James Park, a guard at the western |
penitentiary, died very suddenly on |
Wednesday evening at her home at
Peru. She was a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Lucas, of Runville, and:
was about thirty-one years old. In
| addition to her husband she is surviv- |
!ed by three small children. She also!
| leaves several brothers and sisters. |
| Arrangements for the funeral are not !
{ known at this writing.
Nevin E. Cole has purchased
| the house on Thomas street he and
| his wife have ‘occupied since their
' marriage, from W. Reynolds Shope. |
McGill.—Miss. Mary Ann -MecGill,
CLEMENTS.—George C. Clements,
a veteran of the Civil war and for
many years a resident of Centre coun-
ty, died at Zanesville, Ohio, on Sep-
tember 29th, of diseases incident to
his advanced age. He was born in
Morgan county, Ohio, in 1840, hence
was past seventy-nine years of age.
When the Civil war broke out he en-
listed in Company H, Twenty-fifth
Ohio volunteers, and served through-
out the war. He was a brave and
gallant soldier and rose from the
ranks to the position of sergeant.
After the war was over he came to
Pennsylvania and started work as a
| well driller, in which he became so
proficient that he followed that occu-
pation for many years, with his head-
| quarters at Lewistown. Upwards of
| forty years ago he located at Centre
! Hall and that was his home for
eighteen years. Seventeen years. or
more ago he moved to Bellefonte and
opened a sewing machine repair shop
on Bishop street which he conducted
for fifteen years, finally disposing of
the same and two years ago this last
summer went to McConnellsville,
Ohio, where he had since been locat-
ed. . He was a member of the G. A. R.
and the I. 0. O. F.
Surviving the aged soldier are the
| following children: Mrs. Frank P.
Bartley, of Bellefonte; Roy Clements
and Mrs. Allen Harter, of Bellefonte
R. F. D.; Guy Clements, of Kansas
City, Kan.; Mrs. John Levan, of Wat-
sontown, and Mrs. Edward Houser, of
Meadville. He also leaves three sis-
ters, Mrs. John Bailey, of McConnells-
ville, Ohio; Mrs. Nancy Wetherall, of
Athens, and Mrs. Harriet Bailey, of
Bailey’s Ridge. :
The remains were taken {rom
Zanesville, the place of his death, to
his old home at McConnellsville where
funeral services were held in the ar-
mory by the G. A. R., after which the
remains were taken to Bailey’s church
where final services were held on Sep-
tember 30th by Rev. Sharrock, after
which burial was made in the Bailey
church cemetery.
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ANTED.—Workmen at plant of
Eastern Refractories company,
Port Matilda. ARR in person or
by letter to L. Y. GREENE, Supt. Port
Matilda. 32-tf
of Kate E. Murray, late of the Bor-
ough of Bellefonte, Centre County,
Pa., deceased.
Letters of administration having been
issued to the undersigned by the Regis-
ter of Wills of Centre county, all persons
having claims against said estate are re:
quested to make them known an all per-
sons indebted to said estate are requested
Care Hotel Chelsea,
Atlantic City, N. J.
Blanchard & Blanchard,
Attorneys. 64-37-6t
ward Allison, late of the town-
ship of Potter, in the County of
Centre an State of Pennsylvania de-
Letters testamentary in the above es-
tate having been issued to the undersign-
ed by the Register of Wills in-and for the
said County of Centre, all persons having
claims or demands against the estate of
the said decedent are requested to make
known the same and all persons indebted
to the said decedent are requested to make
payment thereof without delay, to
Blanchard & Blanchard,
Bellefonte, Pa.
Spring Mills, Pa.
Ira D. Garman
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry
11th Street Below Chestnut,
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within reach of the farmer and give practical
service every day in country and town. They
require a minimum of attention ; anyone can
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to have repairs and replacements taken care
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