Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 06, 1920, Image 4

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Benn itn
= Bellefonte, Pa., February 6, 1920.
P. GRAY MEEK, = Editor
"To Correspondents.—No communications
published unless accompanied by the real
name of the writer.
Terms of Subscription.—Until further
notice this paper will be furnished to sub-
gcribers at the following rates:
Paid strictly in advance “lo.
Paid before expiration of year -
Paid after ‘expiration of year -
Bellefonte Druggists Resent Charge
of Selling Poison Indiscrim-
Col. Henry W. Shoemaker, a mem-
ber of the State Forestry Commis-
sion, has been investigating the cause
of the death of numerous birds and
animals in the mountains of Clinton
county and recently came to the con-
clusion that the birds and animals
had been poisoned from eating poison-
ed corn and food scattered in the
woods by persons unknown for the
purpose of killing noxious animals.
The Colonel’s discovery led some
newspaper writers of Lock Haven to
denounce druggists generally for sell-
ing poison indiscriminately, and the
writer even went so far as to say that
large quantities of poison had been
purchased in Clinton and Centre coun-
ties. :
A few days after the article in
question appeared in print a govern-
ment inspector visited Bellefonte and
probably made the rounds of the drug
stores, as it is definitely known that
he visited one store, at least, but he
failed to find anything to bear out the
fact that Bellefonte druggists, at
least, are selling poison indiserimin-
ately. Every sale was recorded ac-
cording to law and could be duly ac-
counted for. But according to a dis-
patch from Lock Haven published in
the Philadelphia papers an inspector
found an abundance of evidence of
numerous sales of poison in that city.
Quite a number of dead birds, in-
cluding sparrows and crows, have been
found in certain sections of Centre
county of late, but there is no foun-
dation for the belief that they have
been poisoned. In fact the general
opinion is that they have died for lack
of sufficient food. The winter has not
only been quite long, already, but the
weather unusually cold. The snow of
good depth and covered with a crust
so hard that birds and small animals
cannot dig through it to get to the
ground on the hunt of food. The re-
sult is they die of starvation.
Veteran Railroad Conductor Retired.
Edward Zerbe, the dean of railroad
conductors on the Tyrone division of
the Pennsylvania railroad, was placed
upon the retired list on Monday after
more than fifty-four years of faith-
ful service. Saturday afternoon con-
ductor Zerbe was summoned to pre-
sent himself at the office of the train
master in Tyrone and when he did so
he found assembled there quite a
number of his fellow trainmen. With-
out any preliminaries conductor
“Dick” Farrell stepped to the fore-
front and in a brief speech told Mr.
Zerbe just what his associates thought
of him and emphasized their opinion
by presenting the veteran conductor
with a fine combination smoking stand
and Royal easy chair, as well as sev-
eral boxes of choice cigars. Mr. Zer-
be was too much overcome to speak
to any extent, but managed to stam-
mer his thanks and appreciation, not
so much for the gifts as the feelings
of his fellow trainmen that prompted
their generous action.
Mr. Zerbe's railroad career, began :
as a newsboy on the train over the
Bald Eagle Valley when it ran from
Tyrone to Bellefonte, coming here
from Milesburg over the old Belle-
fonte and Snow Shoe road, as the Bald
Eagle had not been opened up further
east than Milesburg. That was dur-
ing the Civil war and naturally news-
papers were much sought after. Dur-
ing the half hour or more the train
lay in Bellefonte until its return trip
to Tyrone the lad Zerbe would go up
town selling his papers. He still re-
calls the fact that when there was
something especially good in the pa-
pers in connection with the northern
army such men as H. N. McAllister,
Edward C. Humes and a few others
would hand him out a quarter and tell
him to keep the change but there was
one man, then prominent in the bus-
iness interests of Bellefonte, who
would always count him out in pen-
nies the exact price of the paper, so
that he never got a chance at getting
any change from him, and it was thus
as a boy his attraction for railroad-
ing was formed.
Mr. Zerbe was the first passenger
brakeman on the Bald Eagle Valley
railroad, having started as such when
the first run was made from Tyrone
to Howard. Later the road was open-
ed through to Lock Haven. He was
promoted to baggage master in 1870,
a few years later to extra conductor
and on May 13th, 1889, made a regu- |
lar passenger conductor, a position he
filled ever since. Having reached the
age of seventy years he was automat-
cally placed on the retired list.
Score One for Cohen.
Commenting in last week’s “Watch-
man” upon the good work of the bus-
iness men of Bellefonte in floating the
new silk mill bonds so easily we as-
cribed as the reason “cohesion among
them,” and early Friday morning a
very eager reader of the paper tele-
phoned this .office that . we ought to
have given as the reason “Cohen-
KURTZ.—Mrs. Harriette Louise
Thomas Kurtz entered upon the
Beautiful Adventure, Sunday morn-
ing, February first, in the Orange
General hospital, Orlando, Florida,
where she had been taken from Eus-
tis by her physician about two weeks
before. During the past summer she
had not been in good health and had
been under the care of a specialist in
Daytona. A few weeks before Christ-
mas she collapsed from what was sup-
posed to be a nervous breakdown and
was taken to the Daytona hospital
where she improved sufficiently to re-
turn to Eustis on Christmas Day.
The improvement was fancied rather
than real and about two weeks ago
upon the advice of her physician in
Eustis she went to the Orange Gen-
eral Hospital, Orlando, where she was
operated upon by Dr. John Singer
McEwan, a noted surgeon. While she
was critically ill following the serious
operation, she made a slight improve-
ment during the past week so that it
was hoped she might regain strength
to be around again if only temporari-
ly, and, when the milder weather per-
mitted, to come North, since her let-
ters had indicated her longing to get
back home. A cheerful letter written
by her while propped up in bed on last
Thursday was received here the day
after her death but on Friday evening
her condition was not so promising
and Sunday evening came a telegram
announcing her death that morning.
To friends, who regret that her pass-
ing should have occurred alone, and
among strangers comes the reassur-
ing statements of herself and nurse:
that everything possible for her com-
fort had been done. Although a na-
tive of Pennsylvania, since the death of
her husband sixteen years ago, she
has traveled at her pleasure, spend-
ing the winters in California, part of
a year in European travel, has lived
in Atlantic City, New York, Philadel-
phia until finally, enamored of the
winter climate in Florida, she has
made it her home for five years re-:
turning North for the warm months
until this past summer which she
spent in Eustis.
Well-born, well-bred, ever regret-
ful of circumstances in early life that
deprived her of a college education
but constantly seeking knowledge by
study and travel, fully cognizant of
her frailties but striving for mastery
over them, impulsive, strong in her
likes and dislikes advocating with
fearless courage what she believed
right, though detrimental to her own
interests, bearing bravely more than
her full share of sorrows, a friend to
the sick and troubled, giving gener-
ously of energy and money—often
beyond what she could afford, a child
at heart in her universal love for
mankind and the lower animals, this
unique’ personality thus aptly sums
up her life in her last penned words
to, “My very best Friend,”—I have
had a beautiful life working for the
Master and His children and have
been rewarded. My passing on will
not. make any stir in the world—only
I have left many things undone.” |
‘Some of the regretted, left-undone
things may be accomplished through
| the provisions of her will which leaves
a bequest to foreign missions of the
Presbyterian church in Bellefonte and
‘Lewistown, in memory of her husband
and missionary sister both of whom
were Presbyterians; to the hospital in
Bellefonte and Lewistown because,
physically handicapped herself, she
was most sympathetic for the sick; to
the Society for Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals as she couldn't endure to
see an animal abused.
She was a member of the Univer-
salist church in Philadelphia, an ac-
tive worker in the Y. W. C. T. U. and
later in the W. C. T. U. and Childrens
Aid Society.
Born and raised in Lewistown,
she was sole survivor of a large
children of George W.
and Lida Snyder Thomas. Her fath-
er, an highly respected and very
honorable business man of Lew-
istown, was of Quaker ancestry and
brother of Abel Thomas, the distin-
guished Universalist preacher and
writer. M. Louise Thomas, wife of
another brother, Charles, was first
president of the famous Sorosis club
of New York.
She was married at the Continental
Hotel in Philadelphia, February 21st,
1893, to John L. Kurtz, of the Centre
County Bank of Bellefonte, who died
January, 1904, leaving no children.
Surviving her are: A sister-in-law,
Mrs. George Thomas, of Braddock,
Pa.; a niece, Mrs. Harriet T. Sarver,
of Braddock; two nephews—John W.
Thomas, of Braddock, and Walter
Thomas, of Philadelphia. A cousin
on her mother’s side—Mrs. James
Campbell, widow of the late solicitor
for the Pennsylvania Railroad, died
Upon arrival of her body in Lewis-
town from Florida, funeral services
will be held there and interment made
beside the body of her husband in the
Thomas family burial plot.
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McMURTRIE.—James McMurtrie,
a former resident of Cileville, died at
his home in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sun-
day, of pneumonia. He was a son of
the late Samuel and Eliza McMurtrie
and was fifty-seven years old. He is
survived by his wife and nine -chil-
dren as well as one brother, Edgar
McMurtrie, of Coleviile. Burial was
made at Cleveland on Wednesday.
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GREEN.—Mrs. Grace Green, a sis-
ter of Mrs. Forrest Bullock, of Belle-
fonte, died at her home in Ashland,
Ohio, on Monday night, aged 42 years.
She was a daughter of C: pt. and Mrs.
Harry Simler, former residents of
Philipsburg, and it was to that place
the remains were taken for, burial to-
: day.
Loneberger, widow of George W.
Loneberger; died at her home in
Spring township, about two miles
north of Pleasant Gap, on Friday of
last week, of broncho pneumonia,
after an illness of only a few days.
She was a daughter of Abram Flo-
rey and was born on December 28th,
1839, hence was 81 years, 1 month and
1 day old. She was united in mar-
riage to Mr. Loneberger on Septem-
ber 10th, 1862, and had lived on the
farm on top of Nittany mountain the
past forty years. Mr. Loneberger
died fifteen years or more ago but
surviving her is one son, Oscar M.
Loneberger, who lives on the home-
stead farm. She also leaves one
brother, John Florey, and the follow-
ing step-children: Augustus, John
H. and F. P. Loneberger, all living in
Kansas; George J., in Virginia, and
Mrs. Ellen Miller, in Pittsburgh.
Funeral services were held at her
late home at ten o’clock on Tuesday
morning by Rev. M. C. Piper, pastor
of the Methodist church, after which
burial was made at Centre Hall.
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STAMM.—C. Frank Stamm, a well
known lumber inspector for the Penn-
sylvania railroad, died at his home in
Altoona on Sunday afternoon follow-
ing a brief illness with pneumonia.
He was a son of Charles J. and Caro- |
line Stamm, and was born at Boals-
burg, this county, on December 16th,
1872, hence was forty-seven years
old. He learned the trade of a car-
penter when a young man and after
going to Altoona was made a lumber
inspector for the Pennsylvania rail-
road. In 1911 he was married to Miss
Ida McClain Swisher who survives
with one daughter, Thelma. He also
leaves his father and the following
brothers and sisters: John A. Stamm;
of Juniata; B. E., of Philadelphia;
Mrs. John Johnson, Mrs. T. C. For-
shey, Mrs. John Geanily, W.
Stamm, Mary, Margaret, Catharine
and Annie, all of Altoona.
Mr. Stamm was a member of the
P. R. R. relief association and Trinity
Reformed church. Funeral services
were held at 2:30 o’clock on Wednes=«
day: afternoon and burial made in
Oak Ridge cemetery, Altoona.
TAYLOR.—Following an illness of
several years with heart trouble Mrs.
Catharine Taylor, widow of the late
George Taylor, passed away at her
home on Willowbank street at an ear-
ly hour yesterday morning. Her maid-
en name was Catharine Wian, a daugh-
ter of Solomon and Catharine Year-
ick Wian, and she was born in Mif-
flin: county in 1848, hence was in her
seventy-second year. Her early life
was spent at the place of her birth
but ever since her marriage to Mr.
Taylor in 1880, she had lived in Bélle-
fonte. She was a member of the
United Evangelical church and a good
christian woman. Her husband ‘died
a number of years ago but surviving
her. are three children, Mrs. Jennie
Overley, of Altoona; Mrs. Harriet
Krebs, of Bellefonte, and William C.,
of Bellefonte, with whom she made:
her home. Rev. E. J. Dunn will have
charge of the funeral services which
will be held on Sunday afternoon, bur-
ial to be made at Pleasant Gap.
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CRUST.—Sudie Lenore Crust, wife
of J. Earl Crust, died at her home at.
Fillmore last Wednesday evening
after an illness of some months with
tuberculosis, although she had been
confined to bed only about a month.
She was a daughter of Elmer and Re-
gina Rumberger and was born at Cen-
tre Line on February 8th, 1892, hence
was within a few days of being twen-
ty-eight years old. She was married
to Mr. Crust in 1911 and he survives
with four young children, Lester, Ber-
nard, Helen and Arline. She also
leaves the following brothers and sis-
ters: Clarence Rumberger, of Holli-
daysburg; Mrs. Mary Keebler and
John, of . Philadelphia; Budd and
Joseph, in Buffalo Run valley; Ralph,
of Spruce Creek, and Mrs. Walter
Crust, of Tyrone. Burial was made
in Meyer's cemetery on Saturday.
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FOREMAN.—Mrs. Ellen Foreman,
wife of James Foreman, a well known
colored resident of Bellefonte, died on
Wednesday evening of last week fol-
lowing an illness of some months with
tuberculosis. She was about fifty
years of age and was born in Virgin-
ia. She was twice married, her first
husband being Robert Jordon, of Phil-
ipsburg. He died about fourteen
years ago and some time later Mrs.
Jordon came to Bellefonte and about
twelve years ago was married to
James Foreman. They had no chil-
dren and her only survivor is her hus-
band. The remains were taken to
Philipsburg where burial was made
on Friday afternoon.
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GARDNER.—Mrs. Esther Gardner,
wife of Thomas C. Gardner, of Altoo-
na, died in the Altoona hospital on
Wednesday morning following an ill-
ness of ten days with nephritis. She
was a daughter of Frank and Eliza-
beth Fulton Pennington and was born
in Centre county on October 31st,
1883. In addition to her husband she
is survived by her father and the fol-
lowing brothers and sisters: Mrs.
James Stauffer and Miss Mildred Pen-
nington, of = Lewistown; Harry and
Jesse, both of State College, and
Charles, of Bellefonte. The remains
were taken through Bellefonte yester-
day to Lemont for burial.
WHITE, —Word was hodivad in
Bellefonte this week of the death of
Mace White, of Camden, N. J. Mr.
White had visited here a number of
times with his wife, who before her
marriage was Miss Mina Dawsen, a
daughter of Mrs. Harvey Griffith,
who with Mr. Griffith, is spending the
winter in Camden.
P. lon Saturday.
J., last Saturday afternoon, as the re-
sult of a fall sustained on January
13th, when she sustained a badly
broken right arm and severe nervous
shock. Her maiden name was Minnie
burg forty-four years ago.
her marriage to Mr. Roberts in 1901
she spent a number of years in Belle-
fonte. She is survived by her hus-
band and two sons, Paul and Frank.
The remains were brought to Belle-
fonte on Tuesday morning and taken
direct to the Union cemetery for bur-
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-BALL.—Dr. Franklin P. Ball, the
well known physician and surgeon of
Lock Haven, died very suddenly of
heart disease on Saturday night while
on a professional visit at the home of
LeRoy T. Gleason, in Williamsport.
Dr. Ball, who was sixty-four years of
age, was quite well known in Belle-
fonte, as he had frequently been call-
ed here in consultation with local phy-
sicians and on a number of occasions
to perform operations. He had been
a resident of Lock Haven for about
thirty years, having gone there from
Chester, Pa. One daughter, Mrs.
Armstrong, survives.
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KELLERMAN.—Gerald R. Keller-
man, son of Harry and Stella Williams
on Tuesday following an illness of
one month. He was born on Februa-
ary 3rd, 1919, hence was one year old
to the day. Burial was made at Pine
Hall yesterday.
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GARMAN. — Kenneth E. Garman,
infant son of William and Carrie Al-
bright Garman, of Benner township,
| died on Thursday of last week of neu-
| ritis, aged 2 months and 23 days. Bur-
‘ial was made in the Meyer’s cemetery
Oe re
Bellefonte Ladies Confer Degrees at
Centre Hall.
On Saturday, January 24th, thir-
teen members of the Ladies Temple
of Bellefonte journeyed to Centre Hall
~| by train and that evening conferred
the Temple degree upon seven candi-
dates for admission to the Central
Queen Temple of Centre Hall. In
addition to the Bellefonte degree
team twenty visitors were present
from the Spring Mills Temple who
assisted in the work. The Spring
Mills ladies made the trip to Centre
Hall and return by sled, while the
Bellefonte ladies remained over night
and were entertained by Centre Hall
~The candidates admitted to the
Centre Hall Temple were Mrs. M. L.
Bartges, Mrs. J. M. Coldron, Mrs. T.
'gast and Miss Hazel Ripka. :
After witnessing the splendid
| work of the Bellefonte degree ‘team
| and disposing of all the regular lodge
i by serving refreshments of sandwich-
| es, pickles, ice cream, cake and coffee.
| Central Queen Temple is an ener-
' getic and prosperous organization and
has very bright prospects for the fu-
ture. Some of the best and most rep-
‘resentative women of Centre Hall and
vicinity are to be found on its roll
with prospects of others coming: in
right along. One reason for their
‘high standing is their steadfastness
in practicing true fraternity spirit.
Entire Estate Goes to Upkeep of
Church. .
‘ The real estate “of the late John
Vonada, of Hublersburg, was sold at
public sale on the premises on Satur-
day, January 24th, by the executors,
Mrs. Amelia Swartz and N. A. Krape,
the auctioneer being L. Frank Mayes.
The farm, located near Lamar, in
Clinton county, was sold to H. L.
Truckenmiller, of near. Bellefonte, for
$10,100. The farm contains 110 acres.
sold to Mrs. Amelia Swartz for $480.
Some years prior to his death Mr.
Vonada executed a will in which he
stipulated that his entire estate should
go to the support of St. Mark’s Luth-
eran church, at Snydertown, directing
his executors to dispose of his prop-
erty and ‘convert the proceeds into a
fund properly invested, the income
of which should be devoted yearly to-
wards the payment of the pastor’s
salary and any other necessary ex-
penses for the upkeep of the church.
Mr. Vonada had been a member of
the church for years and a member of
the church council as long as he was
able to be present at the church serv-
ices. Both he and his sister, Mrs.
Swartz, have been faithful support-
ers of the church and willing to do all
they could for its welfare. Mr. Vona-
da gave as his reason for his bequest
that the fund would remain a memor-
ial to his name and would help to keep
valley, evidently realizing that keep-
ing up the rural church is becoming
somewhat of a problem.
A Suggestion.
As St. Valentine’s day is approach-
ing, here is a suggestion for an ap-
propriate remembrance. Get a thrift
stamp folder, attach as many stamps
as you would ordinarily invest in flow-
ers, candy or a sentimental card, and
send to your best girl with enclosed
“Oh, when you stick a stamp on this
I pray you think of me;
For as you love your country,
So I am stuck on thee.”
I send this little giftie;
My Valentine I'm sure you'll be
When you see this Nifty Thrifty.”
ROBERTS.—Mrs. Minnie Roberts, ,
wife of Samuel Roberts, died in the
Homeopathic hospital, at Camden, N.
Markle and she was born at Boals-
Prior to |
Kellerman, of Spring township, died !
| L. Smith, Mrs. C. M. Smith, Miss Liz- |
zie Fetterolf, Miss Ruth Schrecken-
| business, the Centre Hall ladies made ;
| the evening one of special enjoyment
The house and lot in Hublersburg was
alive the work of the church in the |
“To a little boy (or girl) along with tove |
Local Institute of District No. 3.
On Friday afternoon and evening,
January 30th, the local institute of
District No. 3, comprising Spring,
Benner and Walker townships and
Bellefonte borough was held at the
: Bellefonte High school building with
about sixty teachers and directors
present. County superintendent Da-
vid O. Etters and assistant superin-
tendent M. F. Pletcher were also pres-
ent and assisted in the discussions.
The afternoon session was given
over to organization under the chair-
manship of Prof. C. L. Gramley, of
Pleasant Gap, and to practical demon-
strations in number work and reading,
with groups of children from the first
grade of the Bellefonte schools. The
visiting teachers and superintendents,
as well as the teachers of the upper
grades in the Bellefonte district, were
not only entertained by this procedure
but were also surprised and delighted
with the results obtained with the
children who had had but four months
of school training.
After the demonstrations the insti-
tute assembled in the auditorium of
| the building where the subject of “A
' More Enthusiastic School Spirit in
. the Rural Community,” was ably dis-
‘cussed by Mr. Gramley and Mr.
. Glenn Rogers, of Hublersburg. Miss
| Elizabeth B. Meek, who has been do-
‘ing very valuable health work in the
Bellefonte schools, outlined this work
| and discussed the possibilities of ex-
| tending it throughout the county.
The evening session opened with a
{ delighful concert by the Bellefonte
{ High school orchestra, after which-the
! following subjects were discussed:
“How create a desire to read in pu-
pils who have never read voluntari-
ly?” Discussed by Mr. Gramley, Mr.
Etters, Miss Ella Levy, Mr. Weik and
Mr. Sloop. Iain
| “Arithmetic—Interest and Devices
(for Drill.” Discussed by Miss Mary
! Underwood and Mr. Etters,
“Supervision of Study and Lesson
Assignment.” Discussed by Mr.
Pletcher and Mr. Sloop.
“Standard Tests and Measure-
ments.” Discussed by Mr. Sloop and
“What can Teachers do in Nature
Study ?” Discussed by Mr. Weik.
Between sessions a very excellent
supper was served by the household
arts department of the Bellefonte
High school, which was enjoyed by
the whole institute ;as guests of the
Bellefonte teachers.
Tate—Saltzman.—Paul J. Tate, a son
of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Tate, of State
College, and Miss Florence Saltz-
man, of Beaver Springs, were mar-
ried at the home of the bride in the
latter place on Wednesday of last
! week, and going to the College were
tendered a big reception at the home
of the bridegroom’s parents. on Thurs-
day evening. Mr. Tate was: an. em-
ployee of ‘the: Pittsburgh-Vpostoffice
, when called ‘for service in'the world
war and in France he helped to handle
the mail for the soldiers of the .Sev-
| enty-ninth division. After his dis-
charge - from the service he was
given his old job in Pittsburgh and it
is in that city the young couple will
make their home. :
White—Dorman.—Epley White, of
Spring township, and Miss Ida Dor-
man, daughter of Mrs. E, M. Dorman,
of Lock Haven, were married at the
Methodist parsonage in' ‘Flemington,
‘ion Wednesday of last week, by. the
pastor, Rev. W. A. Lepley. Follow-
ing the ceremony a reception was giv-
en Mr. and Mrs. White at the home of
‘the bride’s mother and: later they de-
parted on. a brief wedding. trip to Buf-
falo and Niagara Falls. Mr. White is
a well known farmer in Spring town-
ship and it is on the farm they will
make their home.
Nighthart—Meskell.—Harry Night-
hart, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L.
Nighthart, of Bellefonte, ' and Miss
Lola Meskell, a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Meskell, of Cedar Run,
were married at the home of the
bride’s parents on Wednesday of last
week by Rev. G. M. Shimer, pastor of
the Methodist church at Mill Hall.
The bridegroom is one of the members
of old Troop L who served overseas
in the world war. For the present they
will reside with the bride’s parents.
Sager—Aikey.—Harry © E. Sager
and Miss Grace Aikey, eldest daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Toner Aikey, of
east Lamb street, were married at the
Methodist parsonage on east Linn
street last Thursday evening by the
pastor, Rev. Alexander Scott. Mr.
Sager was one of the Bellefonte boys
who served overseas during the world
war and saw some hard fighting.
Page—Loomis.—George W. Page,
of Bellefonte, and Miss Georgie Rose
L. Loomis, of Altoona, were married
in Hollidaysburg on Saturday after-
noon by justice of the peace C. Irvin
Lewis. Mr. Page is employed as a
fireman on the Pennsylvania railroad
with headquarters in Bellefonte and
it is in this place they will make their
Peese — Bartley. — John Vincent
Peese, of Bellefonte, and Miss Sadie
Bartley, of Flemington, were married
in Lock Haven, on Wednesday morn-
ing of last week, by alderman Levi T.
Carpenter. ,
Will sell a few shares in gas
well in best McKeesport territory.
| Have map on hand showing location.
| —J. M. Keichline. 2-tf
——Will have a car load of Larro
feed in a few days.—J. S. Waite &
Co. 5-2t
given respectively by bliss Alice Dor- |
worth and Miss Elizabeth Dorworth, |
Mrs. W. F. Reynolds was hostess,
Tuesday night, at the February meet-
ing of the Bellefonte Chapter of the
D A. R. Dr. Martin, of the depart-
ment of History, at Penn State, was
the speaker of the evening, greatly
pleasing his hearers with his talk on
“Significance of American Revolu-
Miss Caroline Harper entertained
with six handed five hundred Monday
night in compliment to some Belle-
fonte visitors.
Mrs. William Bottorf was hostess
at a card party Tuesday evening, giv-
en at her home on Spring street.
Miss Helen Noll is visiting with her
sister, Mrs. Paul Keller, at Altoona.
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Mulfinger are
rejoicing over the arrival of a young
We have had excellent sleighing for
the past two months and no indication
of a let-up.
Frank Irwin, engineer at White-
reck, had the misfortune to have sev-
eral toes crushed.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reish and chil-
dren were week-end visitors among
friends at Oak Hall.
Daniel Irwin returned home from
Niagara Falls a few days ago, and ex-
pects to join the Whiterock aggrega-
We have about five or six vacant
houses at the Gap, but from present
indications all will find occupants by
April first.
The broken arm of Peter Shuey is
knitting nicely, and it is to be hoped
that he will be able to resume his av-
ocation at the penitentiary at an ear-
ly day.
Peter Shuey has rented the John
Griffith premises and will change his
residence on April 1st. Earl Rimmey
and wife will occupy the residence of
Shuey as soon as vacated.
John Weaver and wife have pur-
chased the old James Brooks home-
stead at the foot of the mountain and
will make their future home in their
new accession after April 1st.
Thomas Jodon, our energetic cattle
dealer is traversing Centre and adja-
cent counties purchasing cattle. He
finds a ready market for his products.
His average slaughter aggregates
from 15 to 20 head weekly.
Dan Schloteman (retired) says that
the Almighty never measures a
preacher’s worth by the salary he
gets; still, on the other hand, that
doesn’t seem to be any reason for not
giving him salary enough to live on.
Jack Noll’s famous collie dog, “Lad-
die,” visits more Pleasant Gap fami-
lies than all the women of the Gap
combined. It may seem strange, nev-
ertheless it is true, he gossips less
than any one of the entire aggrega-
tion. ]
J. A. Weaver has accepted a posi-
tion at the penitentiary and is now
numbered among our State employees.
Edward Houser, who has been having
a vacation since the closing down of
the state road work, also started work
at the penitentiary this week.
The Whiterock Lime Co. is pro-
gressing nicely. Quite a number of
their former employees, who left the
works to better their condition from
a financial point of view, are return-
ing and resuming their old positions
here. They realize that Whiterock is
good enough for them.
Mrs. Miller Newman, of College
township, is visiting with her moth-
er-in-law, Mrs. John Herman. Al-
though apparently well when she ar-
rived here, she took seriously ill on
Tuesday morning; the family became
alarmed, sent for the doctor, who ex-
erted every effort for her relief. Glad
to note that she is slowly recovering.
Henry Noll, proprietor of our new
garage, is progressing nicely. He is
not bothering about any six or eight
hour law. Owing to the rush of bus-
iness at the new establishment he has
of late been averaging fifteen hours
a day. Henry is industrious and pro-
ficient. He is a natural born electri-
cian and all around mechanic, and is
bound to succeed.
Our No. 8 grade grammar school
will ‘hold a box socal at the Pleasant
Gap hose house hall on Saturday
evening, February 7th. Don’t forget
the date, but come and enjoy the fes-
tivities. The commendable event will
be enjoyed by old and young, who
participate. No. 8 is composed of the
proper material to entertain and as-
sure a most enjoyable time for all who
will make it a point to be present.
Everybody is cordially invited to go
and enjoy a good time.
Hewitt, McNitt and McMullen just
completed the cutting of timber lo-
cated at the side of the mountain be-
tween Zion and Hecla. The tract
yielded 25,000 mine props. Mr. El-
wood Brooks, the veteran lumberman,
is superintending the removal of the
props to the Pleasant Gap station for
shipment. Some eight teams are en-
gaged in the hauling, a good paying
mid-winter job for our farmers. The
hustling Ripka farmers have two
teams hauling from Greens valley to
the station and it is alleged that they
are clearing up $250 every two weeks.
That is going some. But it must be
remembered that the Ripka’s are out
early and late, and never keep tab on
the clock to know when to quit. They
have a reputation as non-quitters.
The management of our state roads
are prevailing on Noll Bros. to again
open their hotel. From fifteen to
twenty regular boarders are guaran-
teed throughout all next season in the
even that the same will reopen. That,
in connection with the patronage of
the traveling public would no doubt
prove a profitable venture. It is true
that the cost of living is up to a high
standard, but with a downward ten-
dency apparent. The advanced rates
of boarding should meet any emer-
gency. It is the concensus of opin-
ion here that if the proper party
would open the old landmark for the
accommodation of the public their ef-
forts would be rewarded with success.
It is to be hoped that the grand open-
ing of the hotel will be announced at
an early day. 5