Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 31, 1919, Image 4

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= Bellefonte, Pa., October 31, 1919.
P. GRAY MEEK, “il iw
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For Judge of the Superior Court,
_ WILLIAM H. KELLER, 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, 7
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.
H. H. Stover for County Auditor.
Herbert Harrison Stover, Demo-
cratic candidate for County Auditor, |
was born February 25th, 1877, near
Smullton. He ‘attended the ' public
schools of ‘Rébersburg and received
most of his instruction from C. L.
Gramley. On May 7th, 1898, he was
united in marriage to Gertrude Sty-
ers, of Smullton. His early married
life was spent as a day laborer but in
1901 he began the printing business
and has followed this work success-
fully ever since.
He has been a leader in all matters
pertaining to the ‘good of his home
town. He was chief promotor for the
establishment of a water line for
Smullton eleven years ago, and he
has filled the office of secretary of
the Smullton Water company since
its organization. He was postmaster
at Smullton from May 10th, 1910, to
May 31st, 1919.
Some years ago he was instrumen-
tal in securing a fund from the iafe
Andrew Carnegie with which to buy
a new organ for the Methodist
church of his town. He was active
in war savings stamps work and
holds a letter from the Centre coun-
ty chairman of W. S. S. compliment-
ing him on his excellent service. He
was also active in the last Liberty
loan and was successful in securing
the sale of quite a number of bonds.
He pointed out to .the people. of |
Smullton the advisability of a nation-
al emblem for the town and was the
moving spirit in getting up a festi-
val for this purpose. The funds
were raised and a flag 10x15 feet
purchased while the balance of the
fund, about $35.00, was donated. to
the Rebersburg Red Cross. :
« Mr. Stover is an excellent account-
ant and good penman, and comes be;
fore the voters of Centre county as a
man capable of filling the office - to
which he aspires. We assure. the peo-
ple that he will make ™a competent
and obliging official, and a credit to
every man who votes for him.
.—Vote for John J. Bower for Dis-
trict Attorney.
High School Student Has Leg Broken
; in Lewisburg Game.
“The Bellefonte High school foot
ball team not only lost last Satur-
day’s game to the Lewisburg High
school. eleven, at the latter place, by
the score of 34 to 0, but were unfor-
tunate in the fact that William Kline,
the husky right halfback of. the
Bellefonte team sustained a broken
leg and will be out of the game the
balance of the season, which, it is
feared, will weaken the team consid-
erably for the games yet to play.
Kline, whe is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
0. A. Kline, of east Bishop street,
sustained his injury on a line plunge
when he hit the centre of the Lewis-
burg team in an effort to go through.
He hit it so hard that the snap of the
breaking bones was easily heard on
the side lines. The break was a com-
pound fracture of both bones of the
left leg about five inches below the
knee. Kline was promptly carried to
the side lines where the fracture was
temporarily reduced by a Lewisburg
physician and he was then brought
by motor to Bellefonte and taken to
the Bellefonte hospital. An X-ray
examination on Monday disclosed the
fact that the bones had become dis-
placed, supposedly in the automobile
ride to Bellefonte, and it will be nec-
essary to open the fracture and reset
the bones. While the operation will
no doubt be painful it will be neces-
sary to do it in order to assure the
leg being all right in the future.
Naturally it was an unfortunate
accident, deplored alike by members
of both teams, and the young man’s
friends hope he will recover without
any serious complications.
Herrmann, the great, is coming
to Bellefonte and can be seen at Gar-
man’s Saturday night, November 8th.
Mr. Herrmann will be accompanied
by his own band and orchestra and
will give a street parade at 3 p. m.
Read the advertisement on page five
of today’s paper, watch for the big
bills and then go and see Herrmann,
the man of great mystery.
—Vote for Fry and Harter for
The High Cost of Voting.
This is not intended for politicians. If you happen to be one of
| the kind who votes because you have a political ax to grind, or are look-
‘ing for a job on the state highway or some “picking” out of the county
| treasury lay the paper right down or turn to another page. What fol-
lows won't have any appeal to you. It is intended for the back-bone
and sinew of Centre county. ‘That great majority of men, Democrats
and Republicans alike, who go to the polls and vote merely because they
are good citizens and not because they are looking for something other
than good government. ; : :
Between Republicans and Democrats there may be differences of
opinion as to fundamental principles of government in national affairs,
but certainly there can be no political argument between them concern-
missioners make no laws. They formulate no party platforms. They
propound no theory of government. They merely transact the county’s
business. In other words, they are the county’s business managers and
are successful or failures according as they are qualified or incompetent
for the position. : I
Next Tuesday you will go to the polls and vote for two men to
fill a position which carries with it the opportunity to manage a business
aggregating over $100,000.00 a year. It is a stupendous sum. You help
to pay it. "And it may be even greater and if it is you will have to pay
more than you are now paying. But whether you will have to pay more
or not depends, very largely, on how you vote next Tuesday. If you
vote for good managers you will not have to pay more, but if you vote
for bad managers certainly you will have to stand the loss from that
just the same as you would if you employed an incompetent farm hand,
a wasteful clerk, an easy going superintendent or an inexperienced gen-
eral manager.
All cost their employers money and the handling of the county’s
business is identical with that of a private or corporate nature. Itis
just plain business. And to make it successful experience, diligence and
sound judgment are requisite. ‘We have shown you that Capt. Fry and
George Harter have these qualifications. “You know if you have read
elsewhere in this paper and other papers of the county, that one of their
pen to be a Republican will you add to your present high cost of living
another item: The high cost of voting by employing a man to help
place valuations on your property and help fix your taxes and help
spend your money, who is unqualified to do it and owns no property
himself. - bd ;
~ When He Reached the Peak
A Republican friend has taken exception to a statement made in
the “Watchman” last week to the effect that Harry Austin, candidate
for. County Commissioner, reached the peak of his public achievements
when he ran as a Bull Moose delegate to the Republican State conven-
tion; in 1908, and then betrayed his constituents by going to Harrisburg
and voting for only one of the Bull Moose candidates. 4
/ When we asked our friend what greater thing he had done, he re-!
plied: “Why, he reached the peak of his public career when he public-
ly peddled “haoze” to'the pig's, ars that foreigners were running out at
Pleasant Gap until they became so notorious that the authorities got
after them and stopped their illieit business.” : i
« ~"We remember the case well, but had forgotten "it. And we must,
admit that our friend’s point is well fen." >, - cH a
ay Since we are on the subject of w 0 “should bea ‘Commissioner of {
Centre county we might as well dispose of a'matter that has been in’?
mind since last week. You probably noticed on page 5 of the “Watch:
man” last week a political advertisement, signed by George H. Yarnell!
and Harry P, Austin, in which they pledge themselves as being opposed |
t6 county bond issues for roads. : : £
© This is their answer to current rumor that big things are going. to ]
be pulled off if certain parties get in control of the Commissioner's of
fice and one of the big things rumored is'a mortgage of $500,000 on alls
of our farms and homes so that certain preferred road: builders can be’
put to work and make jobs for a pack of political hangers on. :
* The “Watchman” always tries to be fair and cheerfully gave the '
notice space when it was presented for publication. We are giving it
more publicity now by calling your attention to it. “But we do that with 3
the purpose of raising a fair question as to ‘how much Mr. Austin’s
promise amounts to. Bh
Men can only be accepted on their reputation. In April, 1908, this
same Harry Austin canvassed Centre county as a delegate to the Re-
publican state convention. It was the year in which the followers of the |
late Theodore Roosevelt were trying to dethrone Penrose as the political
boss of Pennsylvania. Austin was then a pronounced Bull Moose and
publicly pledged himself to vote for the Bull Moose candidates at the :
State convention. - Believing that he would do what he promised the
Roosevelt element in the county gave him a majority of 627 votes over
Dr. Walter Kurtz, of Howard, his nearest opponent. And then what
did he do? Let the Keystone Gazette tell you. |
ing the management of the County Commissioner’s office. The Com-
opponents has no qualifications, whatever, so why, just because you hap- !
Catholic cemetery.
SAUERS.—Henry Alfred Sauers, |
one of the oldest Civil war veterans
of State College, died at his home in
that place at neon on Monday follow-
ing a long illness with cancer.
He was a son of John B. and Su-
san Sauers and was born on the
Branch on April 13th, 1840, hence was
79 years, 6 months and 14 days old.
Early in life he learned the trade of a
shoemaker, an occupation he followed
until his retirement on account of
failing health. In August, 1862; he
! enlisted for service in the Civil war
in Company C, under Capt. Foster,
and served in the 148th regiment un-
der General Beaver. He was a brave
and intrepid soldier and fought in
some of the fiercest battles of the
Civil war. He was severely wounded
i at the battle of Chancellorsville.
On August 22nd, 1862, he was unit-
ed in marriage to Miss Malinda Sort-
‘man, and they had ten children, nine
of whom survive as follows: Mrs.
. Laura Stack, of Lovejoy, N. Y.; Mrs.
' William Pritchard, of Philipsburg;
| Mrs. Lizzie Edmiston, State College;
William, Harry W., Ernest L. and
Thomas E., of State College; J. W.,
| of Altoona, and George B., of Phil-;
ipsburg. He also leaves one brother
‘and two sisters, William Sauers, of
Williamsport; Mrs. Emma Shaffer, of
. Corning, N. Y., and Mrs. Sallie Me-
Quillan, of Patton.
| He was a member of the Methodist
church, the State College Lodge of
Odd Fellows and Capt. R. M. Foster
Post G. A. R., of which he was chap-
lain. Funeral services were held at
his late home at 2:30 o'clock on Wed-
nesday afternoon by Rev. J. W. Long,
| after which burial was made in the
Pine Hall cemetery.
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WOODS.—Mrs. Sarah _ Cecelia
Woods, wife of Edward Woods, pass-
‘ed away at her home on east Bishop
street at 6:30 o'clock on Wednesday
evening. She had been in poor health
for over a year but the direct cause of
i her death was dropsy. :
. She was a daughter of Frank and
"Lydia Symmonds Garber and was
born on her father’s farm in Spring
_ township in March, 1854, hence was in
| her sixty-sixth year. When a little
! girl her parents moved to Indiana but
| she returned to Centre county when
grown to womanhood and thirty-sev-
en years ago last May was united in
marriage to Edward C. Woods. All
fonte. She was a faithful member of
St. John’s Catholic church all her life
and a devoted, home-loving woman.
Her husband died almost two years
ago but surviving her are two chil-
dren, Miss Mary and John. She also
leaves one brother and three sisters,
namely: Harry Garber and Mrs.
Joseph Shulte, of Tyrone; - Mrs.
Augustus Armor, of Bellefonte, and
: Sister - Antonius, of the Convent-of the
Immaculate Heart, Phoenixville.
Funeral services will be held in the
Catholic church at ten o'clock on
Monday morning ‘by Fathgr Downes,
after which burial will be Re in the
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ARMBRUSTER.—Mrs. Sarah Eliz-
abeth * Armbruster, widow of G. G.
Armbruster, died’ at her home at Far-
mer’s Mills at 7:30 o'clock on Sunday
morning, as the result of heart trou-
ble and dropsy which lately developed
as the after effects of a serious ill-.
ness early in the summer.
She was a. daughter of Jacob an
Susan Meese and was Far-
mer’s Mills on February :23rd, 1846,"
hence was 73 years, 8 months and 8
days old. Her entire life was spent
(in the vicinity of her birth where she
had many warm friends. who mourn
her death. Her husband died . many
years ago but surviving her are five
children, namely: Mrs. Harry Ross-
i man, of Farmer's Mills; Mrs. Clem
Lose and Mrs. George Heckman, of
Centre Hall; Mrs. James Bilger, of
Pleasant Gap, and Miss Martha, at
home. . She also leaves one brother
and a sister, Calvin Meese, of Little
Rock, Ark, and Mrs. Emma Homan,"
.| of Lakewood, Ohio.
She was a life-long menmber of the
Lutheran church and Rev. Kurtz had
charge of the funeral services which
were held at her late home on Wed-
nesday afternoon, burial being made
in the Union cemetery at Farmer's
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COBLE.—John Coble, an aged vet-
eran of the Civil war, died last Sat-
urday morning at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. George Inhoof, at
State College, following a long illness
with heart trouble.
He was a son of John and Katie
her married life was spent in Belle-
Lieut. “Dick” Taylor, Democratic Candidate for Sheriff.
the Pennsylvania railroad at Balti-
more, a position he held at his retire-
“ment in 1916. Mr. Malin frequently
vsited in Bellefonte and had a num-
ber of warm acquaintances here who
mourn his death. He is survived by
his widow and five children, as well as
one brother, W. L. Malin. Burial
| was made in Baltimore. ~~
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i ARD.—Mrs. Rebecca Ard,’ widow
of the late George Ard, passed peace-
fully away at her home in Pine Grove
Mills at 7:30 o’clock on Sunday morn-
ing from the effects of a fractured
hip sustained in a fall some six weeks
previous. o
: She was a. daughter -of the late
: Daniél ‘and Susan: Musser and = was
born at Easton, Pa., on March 10th,
1831, hence had reached the age of 88
years, 7 months and 16 days. When
she was a child her parents came to
Centre county and located. on the
Branch, being among the: early set-
tlers in that locality. Her girlhood
life was spent on the farm home but
all her married life was spent in Pine
Grove Mills. Following the death of
her husband many years -ago she
made her home with her daughter,
Mrs. Cyrus Goss, who tenderly looked
after her every want and desire. She
became a member of the . Reformed
church when but twelve years of age
and had been a faithful communicant
and worker all her life.
Her survivors are her daughter,
Mrs. Goss; one brother, Jesse Musser,
now ninety-four years old;
Lis a step-grandson and her other de-
seendants include twelve, grand-chii-
dren and twenty great grand-children.
. Funeral: services were held: at her
late hore at 2:30 o’clock on Tuesday
afternoon by Rev. S. C. Stover after |
which burial was made in the new
cemetery at Pine Grove Mills.
HUBLER.—Cook . Hubler, a. well |
known resident of Centre Hall, passed '
away at his home in that place at
12:80 o'clock on Saturday afternoon
as the result of a stroke of paralysis
sustained on Monday of last week,
aged seventy-eight years. He was a
native of Clinton ‘county and moved
to Centfe :Hall from: Lock Haven
about thirteen years ago. For a num-
ber of years he was engaged in gath-
ering up milk for the Coburn cream-
. ery but has lived a retired. life for the
past few years. 3 ai pa
He was twice married his second
wife, who survives, having been Miss
Mary Fredericks, of Spring Mills.
He also leaves two children by his
first marriage, namely: Mrs. Catha-
rine Showers, of Milesburg; Mrs. Ida
Emig, of Sugar valley, and a son to
his second wife, Harry T.~Hubler, of
Lock Haven. He was a life-long
| member of the Reformed ¢hurch and
! Rev. R. Raymond Jones had charge
"of the funeral services which were
‘held at his late home at two o’clock
{on Tuesday afternoon, burial being
I made in the Centre Hall cemetery.
| The “Watchman” has repeat-
: edly spoken of the attraction the trout
in Spring creek, opposite this office,
are to strangers who visit the town,
| as well as our home people. Not a
“day passes without scores of people
and a,
step-son, Dr. W, P. Ard, of Wood-
‘ward. Rev. W. P. Ard, of Bellefonte, ::
Turn to its issue of May 3rd, 1908, and you will read the follow-
Centre county's delegates, Messrs. G. W. Fisher and Har-
ry P. Austin, of Milesburg, delivered their votes for Roose-
velt but voted for the re-nomination of State Treasurer
Wright, as against their own organization’s candidate Robert
K. Young, who was nominated without them.
He was sent to Harrisburg pledged to vote for Robert K. Young,
but it was said at the time that instead of going directly to the conven-
tion he took a round about way through Philadelphia and while there
under the influence of Penrose or one of his lieutenants something hap-
pened and he changed his mind about voting for Young.
Be that as it may, he didn’t vote for Young after having publicly
declared that he would, so that in the light of his past record in such |
matters we can’t see how anyone could put much faith in his public
pledge now as being opposed to big bond issues.
Mr. Austin is not the man for County Commissioner. He is utter-
ly without experience in business affairs, doesn’t own any property of
his own and is not the man to levy taxes on yours.
- it Fmt -
——A number of wild turkeys flew
over Bellefonte and Coleville last F'ri-
day and some of them settled on trees
where they would have been easy
shots, had it been the lawful wild tur-
key season. The turkeys were evi-
dently frightened off of Muncy moun-
po — ny
tain by pheasant and squirrel hunt-
ers. One of them alighted on a tree
in front of the Gazette office and re-
mained there quite a while before fly-
ing away.
—— oe
—Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
- Houtz Coble and was born at Oak stopping to watch the trout. And the
| Hall, being at his death 88 years, 9 season of the year is now here when
months and 10 days old. He is sur- | they have begun to spawn and the
| vived by the following children: Mrs. | sand beds in the creek opposite this
' Percival Rudy and Mrs George In- | office are favorite places for the fe-
| hoof, of State College; Mrs. Chestie \ male trout whereon to deposit her
| Miller and Mrs. Jane Sternberg, of | eggs. The result is many more big
{ Brookville; Mrs. Edna Page, of Oak | trout are to be seen in the stream
Hall; Samuel, Calvin and William Co- | now than ordinarily. They come up
ble, of Linden Hall, and Thomas, in
California. He was a member of the
Lutheran church of Boalsburg and
Rev. E. C. Brown had charge of the
funeral services which were held at
two o'clock on Monday afternoon,
burial being made in the Boalsburg
cemetery. :
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MALIN.—Samuel’ Ogden Malin,
only brother of Wilbur L. Malin, of
Bellefonte, died at his home in Balti-
more on Wednesday of last week fol-
lowing an illness of some months,
aged 73 years. He was born near
i West Chester and as a young man
learned telegraphy and railroading
and during his life was division op-
erator and assistant trainmaster on
the Tyrone division, trainmaster of
the West Jersey railroad, trainmaster
of the Baltimore division of the P. R.
R., superintendent of the Radford di-
vision of the Norfolk and Western
railroad, and acting general agent of
the stream every day from the deep-
er water in the dams below and half
| It is a safe assertion that not anoth-
the same natural attraction as Belle-
the trout inhabiting Spring
hundred stranger who view the fish
openly express the fact that the peo-
ple of the town should take pride in
preserving and protecting them
solely as a curiosity, and yet there
are some people who will willingly
break the law by trying to catch
| ——Tonight will be Hallowe’en and
i naturally the young folks have plan-
ned an enjoyable evening and there is
| no harm in their having it, as long as
they don’t destroy property or do any-
thing reckless.
the people passing over High street |
bridge stop to take a look at the trout. |
er town in Pennsylvania can present
fonte can in the number and size of
creek. |
And ninety-nine out of every one]
Big Campaign for Sale of Christmas
Seals to be Waged.
The Red Cross Christmas seal sale
is the recognized method in this coun-
try of financing the war on tubercu-
losis. It is also a tremendous educa-
: tional force.
for the country is $6,500,000. The
suggested budget for Pennsylvania
totals $300,000. The amount. included
for Centre county is $2000.00. In our
case, as in that of every other county,
the figure named was arrived at in
the light of health needs, strength of
kind of program that should be car-
ried out. :
The campaign this year will be a
far bigger thing from every point of
view than ever before. It is realized
fighting tuberculosis to give battle to
ation and on a scale surpassing any-
thing attempted heretofore.
We now know, as a result of exam-
inations of millions of young men for
the army, that tuberculosis is a vast-
ly greater menace in America than we
thought. And what is - true of the
country as a whole is also true of our
State. We are having over . 10,000
deaths annually and there are proba-
bly 100,000 living cases in the State.
If: headway is to be made in cutting
down this death rate and in actually
eliminating tuberculosis the best di-
rected and most vigorous pessible ef-
fort on the part of the people of Penn-
sylvania will be necessary. °
allotment will be 200,000 seals it will
mean that the people of Centre coun~
| their purchases.
21 1 LT eee ee bres, SHEET
—Vete for Fry and Harter for
Commissioners. it 4s
= interesting Rally ‘Day ‘Services.
| Sunday «in
| boys won by a majority attendance
of one. The special offerings for the
in Japan,
| wore $93.00. At these same services
the fiftieth anniversary of the school’s
| organization was held.. On July 11th,
| tis ;
| school’s mission ° station
| father of druggist Zellers, organized
| the school. The first officers were
! John Hoffer, superintendent; Jared
| Harper, assistant superintendent;
{ John: Wetzel, librarian; John Brach-
| bill, treasurer, and Jesse Klinger,
! secretary. Mr. Harper, who was one
| of the first officers, was present Sun-
| day morning and gave an interesting
!taik about those early days. Three
| ministers have gone “out from the
school during these fifty years, Revs.
John Evans, Frank Wetzel and Lewis
{ Ehrhard.
| __Vote for James E. Harter for
! Treasurer. :
| ie Shea
Last Saturday afternoon Marie
| Chandler, the ten year old daughter
| of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chandler,
{ and Madeline Thomas started to walk
{ the railroad trestle over the race by
| Keichline’s candy and cigar store.
| The girls were talking and looking
| around as little girls do when Marie
| made a misstep and dropped between
| the ties right down into the race. The
| water at the place she fell is three
feet deep or over and the child might
have drowned but fortunately Elmer
| Rossman happened to see the little
girl fall and running out on the tres-
| tle he jumped down onto one of the
' concrete piers and taking her by the
hand pulled her out. She was taken
into Dubbs’ implement store and a
few minutes later Mrs. M. M. Morris
took her to her home and put her in-
to dry clothing so that she was none
the worse for her adventure.
| ——Chairman W. Harrison Walk-
er, of Group 3, war savings division,
attended the Tioga county teachers’
{institute at Wellsboro last week and
| addressed the teachers and directors
on the importance of organizing war
savings societies in the schools, and
was much gratified to find that the
' big majority of the schools had quite
active societies already. Every school
in Lycoming county has such a soci-
ety and most of the schools in Cam-
eron county. Centre county should
not be behind in this respect and all
achools that » don’t have societies
should organize at once.
This year the goal set.
the -.tubeculosis. organization and the
that the time has come for the forces"
this foe of humanity with a determin-
Miss Overton will have. charge of
the sale, in. Centre county and as: the.
ty will have to be extremely liberal in
Rally day services were held last.
St.! John’s + Reformed’
| church and Sunday school. In the an--
{ nual contest for the pennant, ' the:
{ 1869, the Rev, Jonathan Zellers, the