Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, December 10, 1920, Image 4

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Bellefonte, Pa.,
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Fond Hopes Sadly Disappointed.
The improvement in Senator Pen-
rose’s health has caused fond hopes of
several Republican politicians to van-
jsh. A few weeks ago there
was an expectation that there
would be two vacant seats in the
United States Senate to be filled
and half a dozen anxious aspirants for
the places were tentatively offering
themselves to fill them. The death of
Penrose was to create one vacancy
and the appointment of Knox to the
cabinet was to provide the other. Now
it seems certain that Penrose has
postponed his passage of the Styx and
in conversation with some of his cro-
nies the other day he declared that he
prefers to have Knox remain in the
Senate. Of course that settles it in
both cases.
Sylvester Vierick boasts openly that
he induced six million voters to sup-
port Harding, who otherwise might
have voted for Cox. The appointment
of Knox would naturally be most
gratifying to Mr. Vierick for Knox is
the only man in public life who has
frankly declared that the peace terms
were too severe on Germany and he
was author of the resolution to make
a separate peace with Germany which
would have taken all the sting out of
the defeat of Germany’s ambition lo
rule the world. It may be added that
Harding would have been glad enough
to gratify Vierick for he is not known
as an ingrate. But it must not be for-
gotten that Penrose is the boss and if
he decrees that Knox shall remain in
the Senate that is the ultimatum.
Why Penrose has made up his mind
to continue in his own seat in the Sen-
ate and keep Knox holding down the
other job is left to conjecture. Prob-
ably he didn’t care to take that long
journey on which his party associates
were so anxious to dispatch him,
which would account for his own
course. But it is known that some
time ago he was strongly in favor of
Knox for the Premiership. Maybe he
has changed his mind out of resent-
ment for the unceremonious haste
with which other Republicans of Penn-
sylvania, are now focussing lustful
eyes on the seat. Governor Sproul,
Mayor Moore and Chairman Crow will
have to wait until some other time for
the Senatorial toga because Penrose
wants Knox to continue in the seat.
The main purpose of the con-
vention of Governors held in Harris-
burg last week seems to have been to
exploit Governor Allen, of Kansas.
——Armenia has been declared a
soveit Republic but the only repub-
lics that are worth while are without
qualifying adjectives.
Centre County and Near East Relief.
In the year from July 1st, 1919, to
July 1st, 1920, Centre county made a
wonderful response of $9,500, in di-
rect payment and pledges, to the call
for help from the Near East. Dur-
ing the February campaign it was an-
nounced that, if the $30,000,000 asked
from the Nation be given, and a state
of peace prevail in Asia Minor, taking
into account the wonderful recupera-
tive power of the Armenians, there
would be no necessity for America
assuming more than the support of
the orphanages in the future. Only
$12,694,857.95 was given by the en-
tire nation and the indescribable con-
dition of affairs in the Near East is
well known to every one.
The need now is so desperate that
Near East relief asks for a campaign
between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
That did not seem possible for Cenire
county, so our special effort will be
made, probably, during the first week
in February, but all money coming in
before February will be forwarded at
once and be credited to our quota with
the exception, of course, of unpaid
110,639 children have been rescued.
54,600 of them in 229 orphanages.
56,039 given food and clothing.
6,552 beds in 63 hospitals.
Pennsylvania has undertaken the |
feeding of 29,000 children at $60
apiece. This may seem a large pro-
portion out of 110,000 orphans, but it
must be remembered it is only the
feeding, and some States are taking
their quotas in hospitals, clinics, res-
cue homes for girls taken from Turk-
ish harems, etc. Centre county’s
share will be 146 orphans. If any or-
ganization or individual wants to have
a part in this work at Christmas time,
money sent in now to the Centre
county treasurer, Charles M. McCur-
dy, Bellefonte, will be doubly appre-
ciated by the New York headquarters.
The Central Pennsylvania district
stood second in the Nation during the
past year, and Centre county helped
much in that. Can’t we, with the help
of Philipsburg, which was not organ-
ized last year, feed, clothe and house
our 146 orphans at $120 apiece, or
feed, clothe, house and educate them
at $180 apiece?
Lhairman for Centre Co. Near East Re-
December 10, 1920. |
A. C. Wolf, Former Centre Countian,
Writes Interestingly of Life in
Just about a year ago the “Watch-
man” published a series of letters
written by A. C. Wolf, a former Cen-
tre countian now located in Califor-
nia, to his aunt, Mrs. Julia Carner, of
Hublersburg, and they proved so in-
teresting that we know readers of this
paper will appreciate the one here
Lost Hills, Cal., Nov. 21.
Received your letter a few days ago
and naturally was glad to hear from
you and how you are getting along. I
would like to see you out here enjoy-
ing the fine weather we have been
having. It has certainly been ideal all
of this month. We had just a little
sprinkle of rain here last week, the
first we have had in seven months. 1
suppose to you that will seem a long
time without rain, but we don’t think
anything of a dry spell like that here.
I am working at night this month and
it is delightful. The atmosphere is so
clear, the stars shimmering in the sky
and the moonbeams look like a great
white way across the heavens. We
had a slight frost the morning after
the rain but the air is now quite warm
at night.
I will now tell you of a trip I took
during my vacation in September,
when I saw enough to fill a big book,
if I could only write it down. First I
went to the State fair at Sacramento,
and it was by all odds the largest fair
I ever attended. September 9th was
the anniversary of California’s admis-
sion into the Union as a State and the
event was celebrated as admission day
and Governor's day jointly at the fair.
There were twenty-two thousand paid
admissions that day. I spent a por-
tion of the day at Fort Sutler, built in
1839. There I saw relics taken from
the old mission churches and hacien-
das that are older than our present
form of government. At Fort Sutler
Jennie Lind sang to the soldiers and
first white settlers of this State.
There I saw three of the old stage
coaches of early California days as
well as a schooner used by emigrants
in crossing the prairies in 1853. There
was also an old fire engine built in
Philadelphia in 1843. It is impossible
to tell all that was to be seen there.
Leaving Sacramento I went by
stage across Sacramento valley to the
foothills of St. Helena mountains.
Most of the valley was in wheat and
barley but as we reached the hills we
came into the fruit country. Pear,
apple and cherry orchards were to be
seen everywhere, with some prunes
and grapes. Passing through the hills
we came to Napa city in Napa valley.
This valley is about thirty miles long
and varies in width from six to ten
miles. It is one vast prune orchard
and vineyard. Fruit farms and vine-
yards can even be seen high up in the
hills. :
Leaving Napa City I went to Calis-
toga by electric train. This town is at
the foot of the mountain and in the
geyser belt. Several sanitoriums and
bath houses are located there. The
water has a temperature of 112 de-
grees and shoots up in the air from
150 to 200 feet. I went from Calisto-
ga to Clear Lake by stage. The road
climbs up the side of the mountain
and the scenery is wonderful. After
a two and a half hours’ ride we reach-
ed the summit of the mountain, 4000
feet above sea level. My next stdp
was Adams Springs, way up in a nar-
row canyon. That is also a health re-
sort, with both hot and cold water.
From there I went to Harbin Springs,
where they have several kinds of
springs—sulphur, iron and magnesia,
all cold. Fom Harbin Springs I went
down the mountain to Middleton,
which is located in a low, flat country,
given over mostly to grazing and
stock raising.
My next stop was at Kelseyville,
which is surrounded by a vast plain of
rich, black soil, which is highly pro-
ductive. It is laid out in nice farms
with splendid buildings. Some of the
land is devoted to pear orchards.
About 3,500 acres are planted with
Bartlet pears. These orchards are
worth from one to two thousand dol-
lars an acre. The pears this year
brought an average of $1000 an acre,
selling at from $80 to $100 a ton. The
valley is twenty-five miles from a rail-
road, and a mountain 3000 feet high |
My next stop was at Lakeport, on
Clear Lake. This lake is 1300 feet
above sea level, twenty-four miles
long and two to nine miles wide. It
is a beautiful, clear body of water,
surrounded by towering mountains,
and affords splendid boating and bath-
ing. Laurel Dell and the Upper Lakes
were my next stop. This is a series of
five small lakes with a camp of Pomo
Indians on one of them. These In-
dians devote their time to weaving bas-
kets and making up leather goods.
Beaded moccasins sell at $20 a pair;
‘gloves at $5 to $15; wristlets, $5 to
$10; baskets from the size of a teacup
up to two bushels, at from 50 cents to
$25. The Indian men are short and
stout but the women are regular Am-
azons, many of them weighing over
200 pounds. Near the lake is a nice
valley mostly planted in beans. Two
canneries are located in the valley and
the beans canned green. Many
squaws are employed in picking them
and are paid 50 cents an hour. Wish
you could see them when they go to
town in their bright colored dresses
and ribbons. They are rather light in
color. All their knives, arrow points
and cutting implements are made of
obsidian (volcanic glass) and they are
very sharp, enabling them to do fine
I suppose you never made nor ate !
acorn bread, which is a staple of the!
Indians. They gather hundreds of
bushels of acorns for winter use.
Some are hulled and dried and others
stored under water in a lake or pond,
being ground up as needed. From
Laurel Dell I went to Highland
Springs, located in a fine grove of
virgin oak. Both hot and cold water
springs are in the group.
Crossing the mountain I went down
into Russian river valley, noted for
its hops. There we again reached the
railroad. Going down the river by
train about thirty miles I crossed over
into the Valley of the Moon. This is
one of the largest prune districts in
the State. Stopping at Santa Rosa
and making a side trip of fourteen
miles I visited the petrified forest.
Standing there are giant redwood
trees, 9 to 14 feet in diameter and 80
to 126 feet in height, all turned to sol-
id stone and shining like crystal.
Returning to Santa Rosa I went to
Petaluma, the poultry centre of the
Pacific coast. I saw an incubator cel-
lar of a 225,000 egg capacity, and one
poultry farm with 40,000 laying hens,
all white leghorns. There are four
million laying hens in that district,
and six million in all the county. My
next stop was at Susialto on San
Francisco bay. On my way there I
passed through San Rafael, a beauti-
ful residential town located in a grove
of redwoods. I crossed the bay in a
fine steamer to San Francisco, a seven
mile trip, but did not stay in the city
any length of time, going by stage to
San Jose in Santa Clara valley.
This valley is about thirty miles
wide and is a vast orchard of apri-
cots, prunes, peaches, cherries and
strawberries. Berries can be picked
berries. The land is heavy black
adobe, very rich, but hard to work.
From San Jose we traveled northeast
through the bottom lands of South
bay and the San Joaquin river, the
vegetable garden of California. There
hundreds of acres are cultivated in to-
matoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes and
cantaloups. From Turlock alone 800
carloads of cantaloups were shipped
in one day last August.
From that place I made the trip of
two hundred miles by train back to
Lost Hills, and am already planning
where to spend my vacation next year.
They began shipping the orange crop
from the northern part of the State
about the first of November and will
finish the first of the year. Peculiar
as it may seem the oranges in the
northern part of the State ripen three
months in advance of those in the
Los Angeles section, 500 miles south.
months earlier 700 miles north of Los
Angeles than they do in the southern
section. SAE
I have not been in snow but once
since I. have been: in-CaliforHia, and
that was in 1917, although plenty of
snow is in sight on the mountain tops.
I have sold my home in Ontario and
don’t own any property here now. I
have not had any good old home-
made applebutter since I left Pennsyl-
vania. They don’t make it here.
have met quite a number of old Penn-
sylvanians recently and it is like a
whiff from home to talk with them.
I had a letter from my sister An-
nie and she says they have had a very
hot summer and have beén badly
shaken up with earthquakes. Had in
the neighborhood of a hundred quakes
during June and July. Most of them
were very slight but they have a bad
effect on the atmosphere. The air be-
comes heavily charged with electricity
and so much of the oxygen is burned
up that it is difficult to breathe. Any-
thing .in motion - becomes heavily
charged with electricity. I have
charge of a 40 horse power engine
which makes 120 revolutions a minute
and drives a belt 124 feet long and a
foot wide. It becomes so heavily
charged that I have to wear gloves
most of the time while oiling it. At
a distance of two feet from the belt it
makes one’s hair stand on end and
crackle while blue flames dart from
my finger tips. This is a far better
climate in the winter than it is in sum-
mer. Will close for this time, with
kindest regards.
4. C. WOLY.
“Fi Fi of The Toy Shop.”
Everything is now very nearly in
readiness for the extraordinary pro-
duction to be staged under the auspic-
es of the High school here, December
15th and 16th.
Rehearsals have been going on in
earnest for the past week and a half.
The talent displayed is exceptionally
good, which is sure to make the pro-
duction a howling success.
Advance tickets have been on sale
since Monday and by all indications
standing room will sell at a premium.
The reservation will be made Monday,
December 13th, at the Mott Drug Co.,
at 9 o'clock. Go early and avoid the
rush. The following is the cast of
BORME. «cv ovvrrvriviiassi cre Marjory Hill
Sand Man... ......c0isiana James Seig
Tack HAMMETT. soci irareenses Musser Gettig
Ink Spot... cca viii Margaret Bower
FL Bias vevs densnoninde ss canes Mary Parker
Prince Lollypop..........
Licutenant Tin Heart
Captain Barnacle,............
Loosey, a Rag Doll
Aurelia, the Witeh...........
The Man-in-the-Moon
Talking Doll
Doll's Head
Byron Blackford
Edgar Mallory
Harold Wion
Sara Ray
Mary Sebring
Cecil Walker
Helen Cruse
Esther Johnson
Edna Kilpatrick
BO-PotD. to eisr erasures Josephine Miles
A Japanese Doll..... Mary Alice Thompson
Clowns........ Edmund Miller, Cecil Funk
here from the vines for Thanksgiving |
In fact therc are only three .
months in the year when there are no | ants in the Eagle block of burning
And peaches, pears, apricots, cherries,
apples, etc., ripen from two to three !
i ers.
i Village Improvement committee and
——Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
Interesting Meeting of Bellefonte
Borough Council.
Every member was present at the
regular meeting of borough council on
Monday evening except the president,
Mr. John S. Walker, and in his ab-
sence Hard P. Harris was chosen to
Secretary W. T. Kelly read the min-
utes of the last meeting at the conclu-
sion of which member Cunningham
asked for information regarding the
ordinance passed at the last meeting
of council providing for the sale of a
tract of mountain land belonging to
the Pruner estate to a party of Pitts-
burgh gentlemen for $3250. Mr. Cun-
ningham was of the opinion that the
price was too low notwithstanding the
opinion of the expert who examined
the land. Mr. Harris was inclined to
the same view. Secretary Kelly stat-
ed that the ordinance in question had
not yet been approved by the burgess
and president pro tem Harris decided
that the approval of the minutes
would be held over until next meeting
of council.
Discussion of the Pruner estate af-
fairs led to the question as to what
became of last year’s audit? Last
April president Walker appointed A.
Miles Barr to represent Bellefonte
borough in the audit, but up to the
present time no report of the audit
has been made to council.
Secretary Kelly read a letter from
a young lady iesident of north Alle-
i gheny street asking that a walk or
| pavement of some kind be put down
along the Beaver and Linn properties
i on that thoroughfare, and the matter
was referred to the Street committee
and borough manager with instrue-
tions to look into the matter at cence.
George Eberhart made personal
complaint against the practice of ten-
refuse on an ash pile in the rear of
Parrish’s drugstore and not taking the
trouble to see that the fire is put out
before they leave it. He averred that
he had seen fire there as late as
twelve and one o’clock at night and it
is a menace to the buildings in that
neighborhood. The Fire and Police
committee was instructed to notify
tenants to exercise greater care.
The borough manager reported that
the steam pump at the water station
was finally put in operation on Sat-
urday, after the Pennsylvania Match
company had pumped the water 261
The Fire and Police committee re-
ported a fire at the Rhoads property
on Monday morning, and that both
companies responded.
The Finance committee asked for
the renewal of notes for $1000, $600,
$2000, $500 and $7000, all of which
were authorized.
Mr. Harris presented a proposition
of the Tree Commission for the trim-
! ming of all the trees on Bishop street,
from the Brockerhoff corner to the
borough line,
Commission had secured an estimate
from an expert which placed the out-
side cost at $120, but inasmuch as
many residents will undoubtedly pay
for the trimming of their own trees
the borough will be asked to assume
only that portion of the cost which
can’t be collected from property own-
The matter was referred to the
Tree Commission with power to act.
In regard to the request of Mr.
James R. Hughes, wt the last meeting
of council, for water to fill his new
skating pond, Mr. Cunningham, of the
Water committee, reported that an
investigation of the pond had been
made and a computation of its capac-
ity, and that it would take a half mil-
lion of gallons to fill it, without count-
ing any leakage. He stated that it
was the sense of the committee that a
charge of fifty dollars a million -gal-
lons should be made to cover pumping
costs, etc., which would be twenty-five
dollars for the first filling. Mr. Cun-
ningham also expressed some doubt
as to whether the breast of the dam
will hold, and stated that if it did not
and gave way, the water would flood
all the cellars on upper Bishop street.
To cover any possibility of damage
it was the sense of council that Mr.
Hughes be required to give bond to
cover any damage that might be done,
and the matter was referred to the
Water committee and borough solic-
itor with power.
The ordinance providing for the li-
censing of all vehicles used for haul-
ing or transporting passengers in
Bellefonte was read for the second
time but as some of the provisions are
not very specific it was referred to
the Finance committee and borough
solicitor for revision and report at
next meeting. The Finance commit-
tee and borough solicitor were also in-
structed to look up the borough’s right
to impose and collect a license from
motion picture theatres, after Burgess
Walker reported to council that he
had collected a license of twenty dol-
lars a month from the roller skating
rink on the Island.
Bills aggregating approximately
$4200 were approved and council ad-
Candidates Expense Accounts Filed.
The only candidates to file expense
accounts in Centre county this year
were those for the Legislature, F. E.
Naginey’s expenses being $248.21, and
Thomas Beaver’s $230.00.
Homer P. Barnes, treasurer of the
Democratic county committee, in his
statement; acknowledged receipts of
$1370.90 and expenditures totalling
$1287.80, leaving a balance of $83.10.
Charles H. Watson, treasurer of the
Republican county committee, ac-
and expenditures, $3773.68, leaving a
balance of $13.82.
He stated that the.
{ EVERETT.—Jacob Everett, a well
known resident of Penn township,
died very suddenly last Thursday
evening as the result of a stroke of
paralysis. Six years ago he suffered
a stroke which affected his one side
and although he recovered to a great
extent he had been lame ever since,
but was able to be around and do light
work. He was well as ever all day on
Thursday until evening when he suf-
fered a second stroke and passed
away within five minutes.
He was a son of Jacob and Eliza-
beth Everett and was born at Coburn
on November 12th, 1845, making his
age 75 years and 20 days. As a young
man he engaged in farming, an occu-
pation he followed most of his life.
For nineteen years he occupied a farm
along Pine creek, but seven years ago
he retired and moved to his late home
near Coburn. He was a member of
the Evangelical church and a good cit-
Forty-two years ago he was united
in marriage to Miss Mary Jane Den-
nis, who survives with one son, A. R.
| Everett, mail carrier in Bellefonte.
He was the last member of his fath-
er’s family. Funeral services were
held at his late home at ten o’clock on
Monday morning by Rev. Snyder, of
Millheim, after which burial was made
in the Fairview cemetery at Millheim.
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ROWE.— Samuel J. Rowe died at
his home in Hagerstown, Md., on Sun-
day, November 28th, following a brief
illness with acute laryngitis. He was
a son of the late Wilson Rowe and
thirty years ago lived in Bellefonte
when his father and uncle, the late
Edward C. Rowe, conducted a furni-
ture store in the Bush Arcade. The
Wilson Rowe family left here in the
early nineties and went to Hagers-
town, Md., where Mr. Rowe engaged
in the furniture business. At that
time the son Samuel was just reach-
ing manhood and he elected to take a
course in bookkeeping with the result
that he became quite expert and for a
number of years has held a good po-
sition with a contracting firm. He
was a member of the Elks and the
Knights of Pythias. He never mar-
ried and his only immediate survivor
is his sister, Mrs. Samuel Emmert.
Burial was made in Hagerstown on
Tuesday of last week.
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EMMERT.—Joseph Emmert, who
spent his youthful days in Centre
county, died at his home in Freeport,
Ill, on November 29th, following a
brief illness with pneumonia, aged 89
years, 8 months and 16 days. He was
born in Lebanon county in 1831 but
came to Centre county with his par-
ents when but six years of age, the
family locating in Potter township.
At the age of thirty years he went to
Illinois and most of his life since had
been spent in Freeport, where he con-
ducted a drugstore for almost half a
century. He was also interested in
various financial institutions in Free-
port and was regarded as one of the
city’s most substantial citizens.
ber first.
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BARTGES.—Mrs. Margaret Bart-
ges, wife of Ivy Bartges, of Spring
Mills, died at the Lewistown hospital
last Friday of tubercular meningitis.
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
David Burrell, of Spring Mills, and
was 51 years and 18 days old. She
was twice married, the first time to
Edwin Ruhl, by whom she leaves one
son and a daughter, Harry D. Ruhl, of
State College, and Mrs. Charles Mil-
ler, of Lewistown. She also leaves
her second husband and two step-chil-
dren, Ralph Bartges, of Sunbury, and
Charles, of Bellefonte. Burial was
made in the Heckman cemetery near
Spring Mills on Tuesday afternoon.
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KINCH.—Mrs. Angeline Kinch,
widow of John Kinch, and one of the
oldest women in Spruce Creek valley,
died at her home at Franklinville on
Wednesday morning of general debil-
ity, aged 89 years, 5 months and 8
days. Her surviving children are Miss
Ella and Mrs. M. K. Houser, of Altoo-
na; Mrs. P. F. Geist, of Warriors-
mark; Mrs. W. H. Brown and D. C.
Kinch, of Juniata; Mrs. W. E. Parch-
ey, of Mt. Union, and Mrs. G. P. Irvin,
of Pennsylvania Furnace. She also
leaves twenty-one grand-children and
twenty-three great grand children.
Burial will be made in the Seven Stars
cemetery this morning.
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GRENOBLE.—Mrs. Clara N. Gren-
oble, wife of John A. Grenoble, died
at her home at Aaronsburg on Tues-
day of last week as the result of a
stroke of paralysis. She was a
ver and was aged 62 years, 3 months
and 11 days. Surviving her are three
sons and three daughters. She also
leaves four sisters and one brother,
among the latter being Mrs. E. E. Ar-
dery, of Bellefonte. Burial was made
in the Reformed cemetery at Aarons-
burg last Thursday morning.
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KRAPE.—William Johnston Krape
died at his home at Aaronsburg on
Monday, after an illness of only two
days, aged 71 years, 7 months and 13
days. He is survived by his wife and
three children, Mrs. William G. Hos-
terman, of Feidler; Henry D. and John
F., of Aaronsburg. Burial was made
cemetery at Aaronsburg.
——When you want good job work
come to the “Watchman” office,
——“Broken eggs can not be mend-
© ’—(Lincoln). Neither can “cash-
' ed-in” war savings stamps grow to
knowledged contributions of $3787.00, ' their maturity value.
{ ——Subseribe for the “Watchman.”
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ial was made at Freeport on Decem- |
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Sto- |
yesterday morning in the Reformed ;
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— Major Wilbur F. Leitzell, of
State College, has been awarded the
distinguished service cross by the War
Department for “gallant service in
rallyi.z and taking command of a
company ‘hich had lost its officers
and becon:e broken up, as well as for
remaining with his command and
keeping it intact under the most try-
ing circumstances when his machine
gun company repulsed three German
| waves, during which action he was se-
| verely wounded in the shoulder.”
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| Bad Wreck cn Lewisburg and Tyrone
One of the worst wrecks that has
occurred in years on the Lewisburg
and Tyrone railroad took place on Sat-
urday afternoon when the passenger
train which left Bellefonte at 1:35 p.
m., was derailed about a mile and a
half this side of Ingleby and just a
short distance beyond the Beaver run
tunnel. The train, which was made
up of a milk car, mail and express car,
baggage car and three coaches, left
Coburn about four minutes late and
was running along at a rate of twen-
ty-five to thirty miles an hour. The
train was in charge of conductor L. J.
Reynolds with engineer William Fal-
lon at the throttle.
The latter stated that the first
knowledge he had of anything being
wrong was when the air was released
on the locomotive setting the brakes.
He looked around just in time to see
the milk car toppling down over the
bank, and the other cars on the train
being shoved together like a stake and
rider fence. He brought his locomo-
tive to a stop within two hundred feet
and jumping down ran back to the
train. On meeting the conductor his
first inquiry was if anybody was hurt,
and strange as it may seem, though
the entire train was off the track with
the exception of the rear truck of the
last car, and several of the cars were
badly listed, not a passenger or mem-
ber of the crew was injured. The
i track, however, was badly torn up,
rand the only suppesition as to the
cause of the accident is spreading
! rails.
| The train from Sunbury to Belle-
i fonte was on the other side of the ac-
cident and of course could not get
i around the wreck. It was brought up
| to it, however, and passengers and
i everything possible transferred to
that train, then it was run back to
Montandon and sent around by Wil-
i liamsport, Lock Haven and the Bald
Eagle Valley railroad to this place,
then on down to Coburn, and after
discharging passengers along the line
returned to Bellefonte, arriving here
at seven o’clock Sunday morning.
The work train from Sunbury clear-
ed up the wreck and relaid the torn
up track, and by eight o’clock Sunday
morning had the road open for traffic.
On Sunday a young man walking
along the tracks of the Bellefonte
Central railroad on his way to State
College discovered a railroad spike
sticking up between the ends of two
rails where they join together. The
spike stuck up quite a distance and
Lwas so tightly driven in that the
young man had to use a stone to get
it out. The discovery was up in the
neighborhood of where the road pass-
es through the Barrens. After re-
moving the spike the young man con-
tinued his journey and soon came
across another spike similarly located,
and all told found nine that had been
driven in the rail joints. Who put
them there or for what purpose can
only be surmised but it looks very
much like the deliberate act of some
maliciously-inclined person in an at-
tempt to wreck the Bellefonte Central
A Second Hand Store for Bellefonte.
E. C. Cooke has opened a second
hand store in the Ammerman building
on Bishop street. He will buy and sell
all kinds of second hand furniture,
household goods and other articles
that you may have no further use for
and some one else may need.
We can see where such an exchange
should prove of considerable advan-
tage to people of this community. For
often there are articles about the
home or the business place for which
there seems to be no further use. They
might be useful for some one else and
a second hand store is the medium
through which the person needing
them can be found.
———A handsome bronze tablet has
been erected in St. Paul's Episcopal
! church, Columbus, Ohio, as a memor-
lial to the late Rev. John Hewitt, who
served as rector of the church a num-
ber of years, and who was so well and
| favorably known in Bellefonte from
having officiated as rector of St.
John’s Episcopal church in this place
at two periods in its history.