Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, January 02, 1920, Image 4

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    . State College,
Bellefonte, Pa., January 2, 1920.
P. GRAY MEEK, = z Editor |
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Corn and Potato Show and Annual
Meeting of Farm Bureau.
While the first annual corn and po-
tato show held in the court house on
December 20th under the auspices of
the Centre county farm bureau, did
not attract as large a number of ex-
hibitors as was hoped for, a great
deal of interest was shown in the
character of exhibits and there is
every reason to believe that it will be
the forerunner of a much larger show
next year. Prizes were awarded as
Yellow Dent corn—I1st prize, J. J. Tress-
ler, Oak Hall; 2nd, W. S. Smeltzer, Belle-
fonte; 3rd, J. W. Bathgate, State College.
White corn—1st prize, W. C. 8S. Smeltz-
er, Bellefonte; 2nd, W. L. Confer, Howard;
3rd, Harry Pletcher, Howard.
King Philip corn—I1st prize, S.
tle, Pleasant Gap; 2nd, E. E.
Pleasant Gap.
Flint corn—I1st prize, C. E. Neff, Centre
White potatoes—I1st prize, S. C. Decker,
Spring Mills; 2nd, C. E. Lutz, Bellefonte;
3rd, W. C. Smeltzer, Bellefonte.
Pink potatoes—Ist prize, W. A. Thom-
as, Milesburg; 2nd and 3rd, J. W. and C.
E. Bruss, Fleming.
All the exhibits were exceptionally
fine products of the soil of Centre
The Sheep and Wool Growers asso-
ciation held a very interesting meet-
ing at ten o’clock in the morning of
the same day when they reorganized
and had a number of very good dis-
cussions on ram clubs, co-operative
selling of lambs and the continued
pooling of wool. Mr. Connell, of the
agricultural extension department at
led these discussions
and wisely answered all questions
asked him by the farmers.
The Guernsey Breeder’s association
held their annual meeting the same
W. Zet-
“morning and had with them Mr.
* Grove City,
Welch, who was instrumental in de-
veloping the dairy business around
in Mercer county. Mr.
" Welch told the farmers how Grove
. City had been put on the map by the
- growth of its dairy business in the
past four years. In the neighborhood:
of three hundred and fifty farmers
have started pure-bred dairy herds
and are now doing a profitable busi-
ness. At the present time nearly
: every one of them is having his cat-
tle tested for tuberculosis in order to
~ stamp out any disease that might be
in that community. Mr. Welch, who
has been the leading factor in this
move among Mercer county farmers,
- advised Centre county farmers to do
likewise and reap the profits that are
sure to result from any purebred dai-
ry business.
The annual meeting of the Centre
county Farm Bureau was held at 1:30
- o'clock on the same day. The reports
of the secretary-treasurer and the
county agent were presented after
which there was a general discussion
of the work for the coming year. It
was the unanimous opinion of those
present that the community plan of
developing work has been the most
successful. Where any community is
desirous of putting on a definite line
of work they get in touch with the
county agent and work out the pro-
gram desired. The following com-
munities have already organized for
the coming year: Spring Mills, Ju-
lian, Howard, Stormstown, Pennsyl-
vania Furnace, Boalsburg, Centre
Hall, Rebersburg, Snydertown and
Nigh Bank. The lines of work so far
outlined are poultry improvement,
potato and fruit spraying, purebred
calf clubs, pig clubs, purebred cattle,
silo campaign, cow testing associa-
tions and clubs, corn variety tests and
hog patsure demonstrations.
S. G. Walker, of Spring Mills, gave
a very interesting talk on the commu-
nity development work after which
Nickolas Schmitz, of the extension
department, gave a very profitable
demonstration on the grading of
wheat. He brought out the fact that
there are several limiting factors in
the grading of wheat, any one of
which can bring grain down to the
2nd, 8rd or even 4th grades.
The farm bureau was reorganized
for the coming year and the following
officers elected:
President, John S. Dale, State Col-
lege. ;
Vice President, Col. W. Fred Rey-
nolds, Bellefonte.
Secretary-Treasurer, W. C. Smeltz-
er, Bellefonte.
These officers and the county agent
will appoint the additional members
of the executive committee in order
to have every committeeman interest-
ed in some line of work put on during
the coming year.
Word has been received in
Bellefonte of the marriage last week
of Miss Miriam Reesman, a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Reesman, of
Princeton, Ind., to Silas Haas, of
Evansville, Ind. The bride’s mother
was formerly Miss Hilda Baum, of
Bellefonte, and Mr. and Mrs. Haas,
who are now in New York on their
wedding trip, are expected in Belle-
fonte next week to visit among mem-
bers of the Baum family.
‘that George Washington Rumberger
orate dinner prepared for the occa-
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Rumberger, of
Unionville, Celebrated Anniver-
sary on Monday.
In these days of rapid divorces, |
woman suffrage and constitutional
alarmists it is really refreshing to
know that there are still in the land
some of the “old time” people who re- |
gard the marital vows and all other:
laws as sacred and among this num-
ber are Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Rumber-
ger, of Unionville, who on Monday
celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of
their wedding by having a family re-
union at their comfortable home in
that pretty little town. And one of
the pleasant features of the gathering
was the fact that every one of their
nine living children were present to
take part in the enjoyment of the oc-
It was on December 29th, 1859,
and Miss Marguret A. Armagast, of
Buffalo Run valley, came to Belle-
fonte and going to the parsonage of
the Methodist church were united in
marriage by Rev. A. B. Snider. For
sixty years they have traveled life's
pathway together, standing shoulder
to shoulder in all the trials and trib-
ulations as well as cheer and happi-
ness that enter into the normal life of
man and woman, and that theirs must
have been a rather unusually placid
existence is evident from the fact that
although Mr. Rumberger is now
eighty-two years old and Mrs. Rum-
berger seventy-nine, they don’t look
it by ‘many years, and both are still
enjoying most remarkably good:
health and take as active an interest
in life as they ever did.
During the first twenty-five years
of their. married life Mr. Rumberger
taught school
months and was considered one of the:
best pedagogues that ever wielded a’
birch in Centre county. Later in life}!
he was appointed clerk to the board’
of County Commissioners and served :
three years. In 1894 he was elected :
to the office of Register in Centre
county on the Democratic ticket and |
re-elected in 1897, serving six years
with the utmost fidelity in the dis- |
charge of all the duties pertaining to
the office.’ Later he served three |
years as deputy.treasurer under Dr. |
F. K. White. During his life Mr. |
Rumberger has also clerked in gener- |
al stores and during the past seven
years has been tax: collector in Union-
ville borough as well as secretary of |
the school board. |
Just here we take great pride in |
recording the fact that on April 1st, |
1860, Mr. Rumberger enrolled his
name as a subscriber to the “Demo-
cratic Watchman” and he has never:
missed a number of the paper in the
almost sixty years since, and today
he is just as staunch a friend of the
“Watchman” as can be found in Cen-
tre county. .
To Mr. and Mrs. Rumberger were
born thirteen children ten of whom
lived to’ grow to maturity and nine of
whom are living today, all of whom
are nicely situated in life and worthy
children of this most estimable
couple. As stated above all were at
home for Monday’s celebration and
with afew other invited guests the
total number present was just twen-
ty-eight, as follows:
John C. Rumberger and wife,
George F. and daughter Margaret,
and William H. and wife, all of Du-
Bois; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brugger,
of Unionville, with their son, George
W. and daughter Margaret, of Can-
nonsburg; Miss Flora Brugger, of
Camden, N. J.; Mrs. Cornelius Brug-
ger and son Joseph; Allen G. Rum-
berger, wife and son Wilson, of San-
dy Ridge; Mrs. E. M. Greist and Har-
ry D. Rumberger, of Philipsburg;
Mrs. Roy Miles, daughter Josephine
and son Linnie; Mrs. Minnie Rumber-
ger, wife of the late Albert E. Rum-
berger, of Patton; Mrs. F. A. Holder-
man, of Huntingdon; Pearce A. Rum-
berger, of Huntingdon county; Miss
Laura Rumberger and the “bride and
groom’ constituted the party that not
only assisted in disposing of the elab-
during the winter:
sion but thoroughly enjoyed the occa-
sion throughout.
Mr. and Mrs. Rumberger’s nine liv-
ing children are Mrs. Joseph E. Brug-
ger, Mrs. E. M. Greist, John C,,
George F., and William F. Rumber-
ger; Mrs. F. A. Holderman, Allen G.,
Harry D. and Miss Anna Laura Rum-
berger, in the order named. Mr. and
Mrs. Rumberger have twenty grand-
children and eight great grand-chil-
It would not be fitting to close this
article without mentioning the fact
that Mr. and Mrs. Rumberger were
the recipients of many kindly remem-
brances of the occasion and among
| letters and cards of congratulation.
| press the hope that both Mr. and Mrs.
| tunity to see a big Martin bomber on
, of these big machines from Cleve-
‘ First regiment cavalry, Pennsyl
: National Guard, and it is ‘hop
| horses to be stabled in Bellefonte per-
| Howard street. The lad with a num-
clerks, the question arose as to where
they could go in order to keep the af-
‘now are Mr. and Mrs. Wayne D. Mey-
them might be mentioned a magnifi-
cent electric reading lamp and a
Grand victrola with thirty records.
They also received many telegrams,
Realizing what a momentous occa-
sion it was the “Watchman” also begs
to extend congratulations and ex- |
Rumberger may live to enjoy many
more years together.
Aviation News.
Bellefonters had their first oppor-
Tuesday when Max Miller drove one
{ CLEVENSTINE. — William Clev-
' enstine, a life-long resident of Nitta- |
ny valley, passed away at the Belle-
land to Bellefonte in one hour and fif-
ty minutes, bringing with him twenty- |
six sacks of mail, or a total of 960 |
pounds. The machine is a new one!
just out of the factory and pilot Mil-
ler had never been in one until he took |
it up on Monday to test it. Natural- |
ly it was considrable of an attraction !
to Bellefonte people and scores flock- |
ed to the aviation field to see it. The i
machine was kept at the field until
Wednesday morning about 11:30 when
pilot Miller left for New York. All
question of the Bellefonte field being
a good landing place for the big
planes was set at rest by pilot Miller
effecting a landing easily and taking
off on Wednesday with perfect ease.
His flight from Bellefonte to New
York was made in two hours and fif-
teen minutes.
The balance of the material for the
new steel hangar was shipped from
Washington on Tuesday and should
be here most any day.. As soon as it
arrives the hangar will be put up to
oie the place of the one destroyed by
Enlist in Troop L.
Enlistment has begun in
Troop: L’
complete its quota in a short time.
Former service men enlisting pr
listing for one year periods: “there-’
after. e : fay
After January 11th all enlistments
will be accepted for periods of one
and three years in the ratio of one
one-year enlistment to two three-year
enlistments. Ex-service men enlist-
ing after that date, must be accepted
subject to this ratio.
The one and three year enlistments
do not carry any obligation to serve
in the National Guard reserve.
The Troop will receive eighteen
It is the hope of the officers that the
Troop be composed of as many ex-
service men as possible, and a special
appeal is made to them to take ad-
vantage of the one year enlistment by
joining before January 11th.
Application may be made at the
armory this evening, at 7:30.
——Daniel Shutt, the six year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. William Shutt,
of east Howard street, was badly in-
jured on Tuesday of last week when
he coasted into Frank Davis’ automo-
bile, as the latter was driving down
ber of other boys was coasting down
the Penn street hill and evidently did
not hear the call of some other boys
about the approach of the machine.
In.any event he came down just in
time to collide with the machine as it
was crossing Penn street. The boy
was taken to the Bellefonte hospital
where it was found that he had sus-
taincd a fracture of the skull. Every-
thing possible is being done for him
and at this time he has shown some
improvement, so that there are hopes
of his recovery. About two weeks be-
fore the above accident Harry Shutt,
the seventeen year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Shutt, was operated upon for
appendicitis at the hospital but he has
now so far recovered that he has been
taken home.
——Announcement was made on
Tuesday of the marriage of L. Scott
Stover and Miss Anna Hull, both of
Bellefonte, away back on November
10th, and their many friends were
none the wiser until told about it on
Tuesday. The young people had con-
templated getting married for some
time and when an unexpected oppor-
tunity was offered Miss Hull to get
away from her work in Hazel & Co’s
store, where she is one of the efficient
fair a secret. So getting a map of
the State they finally picked out
Washington, Pa., and it is to that city
they went to have the ceremony per-
formed. But they overlooked the fact
that among the residents of that city
er, formerly of Bellefonte, but fortu-
nately their little secret did not leak
out until they were ready to. tell it.
fonte hospital at 2:20 o’clock on Sun-
day afternoon, as the result of inju- |
ries sustained on Tuesday of last |
week when he was hit by the aviation
truck and fell on the street near
Knisely’s restaurant. Automobiles
and rigs were parked on beth sides of |
the street at the time and Mr. Clev- |
enstine attempted to cross the street !
just when the big aviation truck driv-
en by Joe McCulley turned out to pass
another car. He failed to see the big
truck and stepped out almost in front
of it. The driver swung aside as
quickly as he could with the result
that Mr. Clevengtine was hit by the
fender of the car just hard enough to
cause him to fall.
closed the fact that his left arm was
broken. He was at once taken to the
hospital where a closer examination
showed that the bone was so badly
splintered that it was necessary to
make an incision and wire it in place. |
He also had a bad bruise on his left
hip and an injury on his left foot. Up
to Saturday he was apparently get-
ting along all right but he grew worse
that day and sank rapidly until the
end. The direct cause of his death
‘was a blood clot at the fracture in his
arm which impeded circulation.
William Lewis Clevenstine was a
son of Jackson and Sarah Clevenstine
and was born at Hublersburg on Oc-
tober Sth, 1848, making his age T1
years, 2 months and 20 days. His en-
tire life was spent in Nittany valley
where he followed the occupation of a
farmer. Some years ago he bought
a portion of the Gordon farm at Hec-
|'la and had lived there ever since. He
was a life-long member of the Re-
formed church and always took an ac-
| tive part in all kinds of church work.
{ In fact he was the last living member
who not only helped to organize the
church at Hublersburg, but helped to
build it as well. He furnished some
of the timber, helped to haul stone,
sand, ete., and personally worked on
the construction of the building. He
was a stockholder and director in the
Nittany Telephone company and had
filled such township offices as super-
visor and school director. In brief he
was a man who was a credit to any
community and he had hosts of
friends who sorrow over his death.
He was united in marriage to Mar-
garet Jane Decker who survives with :
three sons, Franklin, Samuel and Wil-
liam, all of Walker township. He was
the last surviving member of his!
father’s family, and his only nephew
is Harry Clevenstine, of Bellefonte.
Funeral services were held at his
late home at Hecla at ten o’clock on
‘Wednesday morning by Rev. Foss, of
Hublersburg, assisted by Dr. Schmidt,
: | of Bellefonte, after which burial was
. . or jor made’'in. the Ref ed church he-
to January 11th, 1920, may enlist for | ER Sra Ink tome
one year, with the privilege of Té-en-
‘tery at Hublersburg.
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- MIGNOT.—Emiel Mignot passed
away at his home on east Howard
street on Tuesday afternoon of last
week. He had been in failing health
the past year or more and had been
confined to bed since last May. He
was a native of Alsace-Lorraine,’
France, where he was born eighty-
five years ago. He came to this coun-
try many years ago and located at
Frenchville, Clearfield county, finally
coming to Bellefonte. He is surviv-
ed by his wife and the following chil- |
Charles and Duff Mignot, of
Frenchville; Kiel and Mrs. Edward
Rouguex, of Williamsport; John, Syl-
vester, Mrs. Conrad Miller, Annie
and Boniface, all of Bellefonte. He
was a faithful ‘member of the Catho-.
lic church and funeral services were
held in the church at ten o’clock last
Saturday morning by Rev. Father
Downes, after which burial was made
in the Catholic cemetery.
Only those who knew Mr. Mignot
personally can estimate what a bles-
sing his life was to. humanity and
what an impress for good it must
have had on all with whom he came
in contact. Mild in manner and
speech, eminently honest and courte-
ous he was an old fashioned gentle-
man if there ever was one. He was of
the type of pioneers who believed that
kindliness was a requisite of Godli-
ness and among whom selfishness had
no place.
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STOVER. — George Washington
Stover died at his home in Millheim
on December 18th, of heart failure,
aged T4 years. He followed the occu-
pation of a saddler until recent years
when he devoted his time to the fire
insurance business. He was married
to Miss Elizabeth Weaver who sur-
vives with two children, Mrs. Lee Kid-
der, of Yeagertown, and Sumner Sto-
ver, of Mackeyvillee He also leaves
one brother and a sister, John H.
Stover, of Berrien Springs, Mich., and
Mrs. Benjamin Royer, of Madison-
burg. He was a life-long member of
the Reformed church and Rev. W. D.
Donat had charge of the funeral
which was held on December 22nd,
burial being made in the Fairview
cemetery, Millheim.
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WILSON.—Mrs. Julia Louise Wil-
son, died at her home at Tyrone on
Wednesday evening of last week fol-
lowing an illness of five weeks with
heart trouble. She was a daughter of
Patrick and Margaret Daugherty, and
was born at Curtin, this county, in
March, 1852, hence was in her sixty-
eighth year. Her husband died less
than a year ago but surviving her are
three children: Alexander, George
and Miss Marion, all of Tyrone. She
also leaves one sister, Mrs. Margaret
Kane, of Bellefonte. Burial was made
in the Presbyterian cemetery at Bir-
mingham last Saturday afternoon.
He got up himself !
and at first did not realize he was bad- |!
ly hurt but a physician was hastily
summoned and an examination. dis-
Out of town people should not
miss this famous attraction. Auto
and sleighing parties should telephone Parrish’s drug store for reservations.
WOODRING.—Jacob Woodring, a
life-long and well known citizen of
Worth township, died at his home
about two miles north of Port Matil-
da on Monday morning. He had been
in feeble health for the past year or
more owing to his advanced age and
an attack of heart trouble hastened
his death.
He was born in Worth township
about seventy-six years ago and spent
his entire life there. He was a far-
mer by occupation and lived on the
old homestead on the road leading
from Port Matilda to Philipsburg. He
was a Republican in politics and in
1908 was elected County Commission-
er for a term of three years. In 1911
he was re-elected for a term of four
years and at the expiration of that
term he was appointed court crier by
Judge Quigley, but during the past |
year or more his health would not
permit of his regular attendance at
court. “Uncle Jake,” as he was fa-
‘miliarly called, was. well known
throughout Centre county, and his
death removes one of the old land-
marks of that locality.
His wife died a number of years
“ago and as they had no children his
only survivor is one brother, Aaron
: Woodring, of Port Matilda. Mr.
Woodring was a member of the Port
Matilda Lodge of Odd Fellows and of
the Presbyterian church. Funeral
services were held at his late home at
1:30 o’clock Wednesday. afternoon and
burial made in the Presbyterian cem-
etery. s 2? ted FAs
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BAUM.—Word ‘has héen received in
Bellefonte of thé death of Ferdinand,
Baum, a native of Bellefonte, at his
home in Evansville, - Ind.;; at 8:10
‘o'clock last ‘Friday morning, follow-
ing a year’s illness with a complica-
tion of diseases. - qd
He was a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Abram Baum and was born in Belle-
fonte on May 3rd, 1872, hence was 47
years, 7 months: and 28 days old. His
early: life was Bellefonte but
about eighteen years ago he went.
west and located in Evansville where
he had lived “ever since. He was mar-
ried while living in: Evansville and is
survived by his wife but no children.
His death is the first: that occurred
among the boys of the Baum family.
His surviving brothers and sisters are
as follows: Jake, of Rockport, Ind.;
! Mrs. Nathan Reesman, .of Princeton,
‘ Ind.; Mrs. Jacob Hassell, of Colum-
bus, Ohio; his twin brother,
Baum, and Mrs. William Katz, of
Bellefonte; - Mrs. Joseph Metz, of
Trenton, Ky.; Mrs. Morris Monash, of
Brooklyn, N. Y.; Israel Baum, of
Manhattan, Kan.; Miss Fredia, of
Bellefonte; Morris, of State College,
and Harry, of Bellefonte. Burial was
made in Evansville on Sunday.
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McDOWELL.—William E. McDow-
ell, a long-time resident of Centre
county, died at the home of his son
David, at Axe Mann, on December
18th, following a few days’ illness
with heart trouble brought on by an
attack of indigestion.
He was a son of Samuel A. and Sa-
rah Aikey McDowell and was born in
Buffalo valley, Union county, on July
4th, 1846, hence was T3 years, 5
months and 14 days-old. When a boy
his parents moved to Centre county
and located near Jacksonville, Marion
township. There he grew to manhood
and devoted his life to farming, an
occupation he followed until the death
of his wife about seven years ago
when he retired from the farm and
went to live with his son David at Nit-
tany. Last spring he moved with his
| son and family to Axe Mann. His
: surviving children are David A., of
{ Axe Mann; Mrs. William T. Dolan
and Mrs. R. F. Hood, of Akron, Ohio;
Mocs. C. A. Dolan, of Jacksonville, and
| Mrs. H. C. Campbell, of Mifflinburg.
| Funeral services were held on Sunday
afternoon, December 21st, by Rev.
Foss, of the United Evangelical
church, after which burial was made
at Jacksonville.
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GROVE.—Mrs. Mary A. Grove, for
‘ years a well known seamstress in
{ Bellefonte, passed away on Wednes-
day afternoon of last week at the
| home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Press-
{ ler, in Milesburg, following a linger-
'ing illness. Her maiden name was
. Markle and she was born at Hublers-
"burg on September 15th, 1844, hence
| was past seventy-five years'of age.
| Funeral services were held at the
| Pressler home last Friday afternoon
"after which the remains were taken
to Hublersburg for burial.
{him are his wife,
SPITLER.—Daniel Spitler, for al-
most half a century a resident of San-
dy Ridge, died at his home in that
place on Saturday afternoon, follow-
ing a prolonged illness with heart
trouble. He was born in Bald Eagle
valley on March 18th, 1850, hence
was in his seventieth year. When a
young man he located at Sandy Ridge
and went to work in the coal mines,
and in due course of time was ap-
pointed mine boss, a position he filled
most satisfactorily for many years.
He was a member of the Osceola
Lodge of Odd Fellows, a member and
leader in the Methodist church and a
splendid citizen in every way.
He was married to Miss Anna Eliz-
abeth Garland, who survives with one
daughter, Mrs. William S. Heath, of
Sandy Ridge. He also leaves one
brother and a sister, Perry Spitler, of
Bald Eagle, and Mrs. Martin Markley,
of Snow Shoe.
Funeral services were held at his
| late home at Sandy Ridge at one
| o’clock on Tuesday afternoon by his
pastor, Rev. J. A. Cobb, after which
the remains were taken to Philips-
burg for burial.
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CASSADY.—Mrs. William J. Cas-
sady died at her home in Tyrone on
Christmas morning as the result of a
stroke of paralysis sustained while
preparing breakfast for the family.
Her maiden name was Emeline Gates,
[a daughter of Henry and Elizabeth
| Gates, and she was born at Gates-
| burg, this ‘county, on April 21st, 1868,
hence was in her fifty-second year.
She was married to William Cassady
in Bellefonte in January, 1889, and
| most’ of their married life was spent
‘in Tyrone.” Surviving" her are” her
husband and the following children:
Mrs. C. C. Isenberg, of New Haven,
Indiana; Mrs. Foreman Waite, of Ju-
niata; Earl Cassady, of Tipton; Mrs.
William Korman, Clayton Cassady,
Mrs. Howard Givlen, Lawrence, Arth-
ur, Mildred and Robert, all of Tyrone.
She also leaves two brothers and a
sister, Ira Gates, of Marengo; J. Cal-
vin, of Pennsylvania Furnace, and
Mrs. Laura Rider, of Gatesburg. The
funeral was held on Sunday after-
neon, burial being made in the East-
lawn cemetery, Tyrone.
ROTE.—Mrs. Margaret Wise Rote,
widow of the late Samuel Rote, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Sayer, at West Winfield, Tuesday,
December 30th, after an illness of two
months. Mrs. Rote was born in
Pennsvalley more than seventy years
ago, living the greater part of her life
in Centre county. Before professional
nursing became so necessary Mrs,
Rote was one of the most trusted
nurses of this community, following
her profession until her health failed.
It was then she went to make her
home with Mrs. Sayer, the only sur-
viving member of the family. Mrs.
Rote’s body was brought to Bellefonte
yesterday and burial was made in the
family lot in the Union cemetery.
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BOWER.—Cornelius Bower, the
oldest resident of Aaronsburg, died
on December 20th, of a stroke of par-
alysis sustained while eating his din-
ner, aged 82 years, 4 months and 9
days. He was a retired farmer and is
survived by one son and a daughter,
Clayton Bower, with whom he made
his home, and Mrs. Joseph Corman,
of Brush valley. The funeral was
held on Wednesday morning of last
week. Rev. J. J. Weaver officiated
and burial was made in the Wolf’s
chapel cemetery.
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HENDERSON.—William B. Hen-
derson died at his home at Howard at
noon on December 22nd, following a
short illness, aged 68 years. He was
a member of the Howard Lodge of
Odd Fellows and was well known in
lower Bald Eagle valley. Surviving
one son, Alonzo
Henderson, in Niagara Falls, and two
daughters, Mrs. Clarence Yearick, of
Nittany, and Mrs. Clyde Smith, of
Centre Hall. Burial was made at
Howard on December 26th.
The wine cellars of the Wm.
Penn and Fort Pitt hotels in Pitts-
burgh are to be emptied and distrib-
uted among the stock-holders of those
hostleries as dividends. A very liquid
stock is such security and the kind
that will stand a little watering very
——Philip C. Shoemaker, of Belle-
fonte, has been appointed a captain of
cavalry in the new National Guard
| being organized for Pennsylvania.