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Bellefonte, Pa., January 14, 1921.
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-
scribers ac the following rates:
Paid strictly in advance
Paid before expiration of year
Paid after expiration of year
A Wise Way to Invest Your Savings
During 1921.
United States Treasury savings
stamps having a value of $1.00 are
now being issued and will be accepted
during 1921 at face value on account
of the purchase price of $5.00 savings
stamps or treasury savings -certifi-
cates in denominations of $25.00,
$100.00 or $1000.00 maturity value.
The 25 cent thrift stamps and the
$1.00 savings stamps do not draw in-
terest, but the $5.00 savings stamps
and the treasury savings certificates
will net you four per cent. interest,
compounded quarterly, and mature
January 1st, 1926.
A $25.00 certificate will cost during
January, 1921, $20.60; the $100.00 cer-
tificate $82.40, and the $1000.00 cer-
tificate $824.00. These certificates
are registered in the name of the
owner when purchased. They are ab-
solutely safe in every respect.
Thrift and savings stamps may be
purchased at any postoffice in Centre
county. The $25.00 and $100.00 treas-
ury savings certificates may be pur-
chased at the Bellefonte, Philipsburg
and State College postoffices, or from
W. Harrison Walker, assistant to di-
rector of the savings division of the
Third Federal Reserve district, Belle-
fonte, Pa. The $1000.00 or “limit”
certificates should be purchased
through the offices of Mr. Walker.
Centre county to December 1st,
1920, had a per capita of $1.94 and
stands first in the Third Federal Re-
serve distriet, which comprises forty-
eight eounties in the eastern part of
Pennsylvania, the Btate of Delaware
«apd southern New Jersey.
Trustees of several fraternal organ-
izations in our country have purchas-
ed many $100.00 savings certificates,
and one lodge purchased the limit of
$1000.06 since January 1st, 1921.
Practically all of the prominent fra-
ternal organizations in the United
States have endorsed the" savings
ovement and are investigg their sur-
plus funds in savings certificates.
Presidents of woman’s. organiza
tions have emphasized the need of the
continuation of the savings work
‘among their membership in 1921, The
“State Parent-Teachers association at
‘their annual convention held at Wil-
‘liamsport on November 5th, 1920,
adopted decisive resolutions endorsing
the thrift and saving movement. The
‘committee of state superintendents of
‘public instruction, which recently met
“in Washington, D. C., unanimously de-
‘cided to urge every state superintend-
£3t and commissioner of education’to
“install thrift courses in every school,
and at the same time provide for the
actual practice of the principles
‘taught by offering means for sound
investment. :
"There are 144 schools in our county
enrolled with the savings soclety sec-
tion of the Third Federal Reserve dis-
trict; but to December 1st, 1920, only
six of these schools had reported the
savings of their pupils, amounting to
$214.80. All teachers are requested
not only to enroll their schools but
‘also to report all savings monthly to
the department, using for that pur-
pose the franked report cards in their
Put Centre county at the top of this
governmental movement by the in-
westment of funds, personal and trust,
in savings stamps and treasury sav-
ings certificates, bearing interest at
four per cent. compounded quarterly,
exempt from State and local taxes
and from the normal federal income
——If you want all the news you
«an get it in the “Watchman.”
McKINNEY.—Miss Sarah MecKin-
ney passed away at the Bellefonte
hospital at 12:30 o’clock on Wednes-
day morning as the result of a com-
plication of diseases, following an ill-
ness of about a month. She was a
daughter of Alexander and Margaret
McKinney and was born in Maryland
on April 14th, 1852. When a small
child she came to Centre county with
her parents who settled on a farm at
the foot of Purdue mountain. Her
parents died some years age and after
their burial she went to live with Miss
Collins. At the latter’s death she
went to the home of Father McArdle,
where she lived five years, then went
to the Bush house where she remained
until her removal to the hospital three
weeks ago last Tuesday.
Wherever she lived she was always
faithful to the interests of her em-
ployers. She was a consistent mem-
ber of the Catholic church all her life
and always a regular attendant. Her
one brother died in Michigan two
- years ago leaving as her only surviv-
ors two nieces and one nephew. Fol-
lowing her death her body was taken
to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce
Garbrick, corner of Allegheny. and
Logan streets where it reposed pend-
ing the funeral, which will be held at
ten o’clock this morning in the Cath-
olic church. Mass will be said by
Rev. Father Downes after which bur-
ial will be made in the Catholic cem-
anlbornoR ER SRE
SECHLER.—In the passing away
of Hammon Sechler, at nine o’clock on
Monday evening at his home on east
Linn street, one of the oldest buisness
men of Bellefonte has passed to his
reward. When he closed his store on
the evening of December 17th he had
no premonition that he had finished
his life work, but shortly after reach-
ing home he was seized with a chill
and was compelled to take his bed.
Later erysipelas developed and al-
ceeded in breaking up the infection
ment and gradually grew weaker un-
til the end.
Mr. Sechler was a son of John and
Anna Maria Sedan Sechler and was
born in White Deer valley, Lycoming
county on January 2bth, 1841, hence
had reached the advanced age of al-
most eighty years. When but sixteen
years of age he went to Williamsport
where he began his mercantile exper-
ience by clerking in a general store,
remaining there several years. Dur-
ber of the 131st regiment Pennsylva-
nia volunteers and one of the very few
relaxations he took from business
cares during recent years was to at-
tend the annual reunions. of his old
Fifty-three years ago he came to
Bellefonte and went to work in a gro-
cery store conducted by a Mr. Moore
in the room now occupied by the Shaf-
fer hardware store on Allegheny
street. .The year following his arrival
in Bellefonte the Bush house was
built by the late Daniel G. Bush and
Mr. Sechler decided to start in busi-
ness for himself, and believing that a
room in the new hotel property would
be a good stand approached Mr. Bush
regarding the rental of one. The lat-
ter gentleman naturally made some
inquiries about. him personally and
after answering all questions satisfac-
torily it developed that Mr. Sechler as
a boy had gone to school to Mr, Bush
when he taught in White Deer valley.
Needless to say he got the room and
fifty-two years ago embarked in the
grocery business in the room which
his store has occupied ever since. As
a merchant he was unusually consci-
entious, not only in his dealing with
the general public but in the class and
quality of his goods. pi
Though practically all of his time
was devoted to his business, he was
intensely devoted to publie improve.
ments and industrial enterprises that
would benefit the town. He not only
gave to them his moral encourage-
ment, but gave financially even to his
own detriment. In politics he was un-
swervingly Democratic and his wise
counsel was frequently sought by the
leaders of his party. On one occasion
he was nominated for County Treas-
urer but was defeated and that is the
only occasion when he allowed the use
of his name for political preferment.
Giving so much of his time to his
business and his family Mr. Sechler
did not devote much of his life to so-
cial affairs, and for that reason many
people who knew him personally did
not know him intimately or realize his
true character. He loved to gather
with his friends and on the rare occa-
sions when he permitted himself this
pleasure he proved not only a congen-
ial but a most interesting figure in
any gathering. He had pronounced
opinions of right and wrong and had
the courage to stand up for his convic-
tions at any time and under all cir-
cumstances. He was staunch in his
friendships and a liberal contributor
to those in need, though all his giving
was done so quietly and unostenta-
tiously that few even of his intimate
friends knew of his generous spirit.
As an illustration of how closely he
devoted his time and energies to his
business is the fact that in his entire
life of eighty years he had taken only
three weeks of vacation.
During his early life Mr. Sechler
united with the Presbyterian chureh
and was steadfast to that faith until
a few years ago when he transfer-
red his membership to the Re-
formed, and has since worship-
ped with that congregation. He was
one of the oldest members of the Ma-
sonic fraternity of Bellefonte. In
fact he was the oldest past master of
the Lodge, the oldest past high priest
of the Bellefonte chapter Royal Arch
Masons, the oldest past commander of
Constans Commandery No. 33 Knights
Templar, and was a member of Jaffa
Temple Nobles of the Mystic Shrine,
of Altoona.
In 1871 he was united in marriage
to Miss J. Alice Gilliland, a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gilliland, of
near Oak Hall, who survives with
two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Armstrong
{ at home.
Kirby, of Baltimore, and Miss Anna,
The latter has been asso-
ing the Civil war he served as a mem- |
ciated with her father in the store for
a number of years. He also leaves
two sisters and one brother, Mrs.
Foresman, of Allenwood, who at one
time was his able assistant in his gro-
cery business; Miss Anna M., of Clar-
ence, Iowa, and William, of Montgom-
ery, Pa.
Funeral services were held at his
late home on east Linn street at two
o'clock yesterday afternoon by Rev.
Dr. Schmidt, and burial in the Union
cemetery was in charge of the Mason-
ic fraternity.
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TAYLOR.—Miss Mary Elizabeth
Taylor died at the Mercy hospital,
Pittsburgh, Saturday night, where she
had been a patient since early last Oc-
tober. Her illness dates back to last
summer when she caught a cold while
on a motor trip to Lock Haven. Rheu-
matism developed and later her ton-
' sils became affected which resulted in
an infection of the heart. Only sev-
enteen other similar cases are record-
ed in medical science and all proved
fatal except one.
Deceased was a daughter of Col. H.
S. ‘and Katharine Louise Bauer Tay-
lor and was born in Bellefonte on Jan-
uary 7th, 1901, hence was twenty
years and one day old. She was a
graduate of the Bellefonte High
school, took a year at Hillside prepar-
atory school and had completed her
first year at Vassar. She was not
only bright and studious but was pos-
sessed of an exceptionally winning
personality with the result that she
though his attending physician suc- pa4 a large circle of friends who sin- county. ‘
cerel i
he was unable to retain any nourish- | y mot her untimely death,
Surviving her are her father, three
brothers, Hugh Jr., at home in Belle-
fonte; Vincent, whose exact where-
.abouts is unknown; and Frank in New
Mexico; her step-mother, two step-
sisters, Louise and Margaret and one
step-brother, Philip.
Funeral mass was held in St. John’s
Catholic church at ten o'clock Wed-
nesday morning by Rev.
lic cemetery. °°
Among those here for the funeral
Point; Dr. Joseph Taylor and Mr. and
‘Annie Agold, of Williamsport,
panied the remains to Bellefonte.
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‘LEE.—Miss Miriam Lee, the young
school teacher of Nittany valley who
was so terribly injured in an automo-
bile accident on east Bishop street,
fioon, after five days of intense suf-
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Lee, of Snydertown, wher
she was. born on March 1st, 1899,
hence was not quite twenty-two years
old. For several years past she had
been engaged in teaching seheel and
this winter was teaching at Heela
where she was universally liked. ‘She
was a member of the Reformed church
at Hublersburg, was organist for both
the church and Sunday school and
teacher of a class in the Sunday
school. ’ :
In addition to her grief-stricken
parents she is survived by one sister
and two brothers, namely,” Emma,
Nevin and Melvin, all at home. Her
funeral at ten o’clock on Monday
morning was one of the largest ever
held in Nittany valley. All the
schools in the valley were closed as a
mark of esteem to her memory while
her former school (Hecla) attended in
a body Her Sunday school class car-
ried the floral offerings which were
both profuse and elaborate. The serv-
ices were at her late home and were
conducted by Rev. Faust, burial being
made in the Snydertown’cemetery.
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GROVE.—Thomas B. Grove, a re-
tired farmer, passed away at his home
in Centre Hall last Friday following
five week’s illness with a complication
of diseases. He was a son of James
and Mary Anna Grove and was born
in Sugar valley on April 12th, 1843,
making his age 77 years, 9 months
and 26 days. Early in life he engaged
in farming in Centre county an occu-
pation he followed many years.
He was united in marriage to Miss
Emma Sheffler who survives with the
following children: Mrs. Anna Grove
Harrison, at home; Witmer B., on the
old homestead farm on the Brush val-
ley road; Arthur M., also on a farm
adjoining that of his brother; Earl, of
Danville, and Mrs. Mary M. Williams,
of Lemont. He was a lifelong mem-
ber of the Reformed church and Rev.
R. Raymond Jones had charge of the
funeral which was held at ten o’clock
on Tuesday morning, burial being
made in the Farmer’s Mills cemetery.
CRAIG.—Fillmore Craig, a well
known farmer of Bald Eagle valley,
died at his home near Julian on Sun-
day night, January 2nd, as the result
of a stroke of paralysis. He was
stricken on December 28th and linger-
ed in an unconscious condition until
his death. He was born in Bald Eagle
valley almost sixty-six years ago and
followed farming all his life. Surviv-
ing him are his wife and the follow-
ing children: James, Daniel and Rob-
ert, at home; Irvin, of Tyrone; Mrs.
Herbert Finch, of Unionville, and Miss
Anna, in New Jersey. He also leaves
two brothers, Irvin Craig, of Johns-
town, and William, of Steubenville,
Ohio. Funeral services were held in
the United Brethren church, of which
he had been a member for many years,
at 2:30 o’clock last Wednesday after-
noon, after which burial was made in
the Williams cemetery.
were Major James G. Taylor, of West |
! she was able to give supervision to her
Mrs. Warren Else, of Pittsburgh; personal affairs. She was highly ed-
John Clark, P. P. Griffin and Mrs. |ucated and accomplished and a most
Fred Marshall, of Lock Haven; Miss | lovable woman in every way. She
and | was a life-long member of the Pres-
Miss McCarthy, her nurse in the Mer- | byterian church and as long as her
cy hospital, Pittsburgh, who accom- | health permitted a devout attendant.
HARRIS.—Having passed the age
of four score and six years Mrs. La-
vinia Catharine Harris passed away
at her home on Spring street at
three o’clock on Monday afternoon.
General debility was the cause and the
transition was so gradual and peace-
ful that her spirit had flown before
those at her bedside fully realized that
the great change had come.
Lavinia Catharine Slaymaker was a
daughter of George and Eliza Rockey |
Slaymaker and was born at Williams-
town, Lancaster county, on November
9th, 1834, hence had reached the age
of 86 years, 2 months and 1 day. Her |
ancestry dates back to the revolution-
‘ary period when her great-grandfath-
er, John Slaymaker, was a wagoner
in Braddock’s campaign during the
French and Indian war. Driving
eleven horses he hauled a cannon in-
to the battle where General Braddock
met his disastrous defeat. Every one
of the horses was killed and the larg-
er part of the colonial troops were
killed before they got a chance to re-
treat. Mr. Slaymaker escaped and
took part in the revolutionary war,
marching at the head of a company to
Bergen; N. J., in 1776. He also took
part in the skirmish on Chestnut hill
under General Bull in 1779. Mathias
Slaymaker, a brother of John, was a
lieutenant in Company C during the
revolutionary war. Her grandfather,
John Slaymaker, was a captain of
Militia in the war of 1812. Mrs. Har-
ris’ father at one time operated large
limestone quarries in Lancaster
| Mrs. Harris came to Bellefonte in
1875 to take charge of a private
school started by Mrs. Reuben B. Val-
entine, and for three years taught in
the room in the Masonic building now
occupied by the offices of Dr. M. W.
Reed, making her home during that
| period with Mrs. Reuben = Valentine.
“In 1878 she was united in marriage to
| James Harris and for thirty years
Father | they trod life’s pathway side by side. |
Downes, after which she was laid to | Having no children they both devot-
rest beside her mother in the Catho- 'ed considerable time to charitable
work among those really in need, and
after Mr. Harris’ death his wife con-
tinued her philanthropies as long as
She was one of the original members
of the Bellefonte W. C. T. U. and the
total abolition of all strong drink was
something she devoutly hoped for and
lived to see the pronounced step tak-
en in this direction by the passing of |
Bellefonte, on Sunday, January 2nd, 'the Eighteenth amendment.
passed away at the Bellefonte hospi- |
tal about one o’clock last Friday after-
Mr. Harris died in 1908 and only
distant relatives are included among
her survivors. Funeral services were
held at her late home on Spring street
at three o’clock yesterday afternoon
by Dr. W. K. McKinney, of the Pres-
byterian church, after which she was
laid to rest in the family plot in the
Upion cemetery.
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McCALMONT.—Mrs. Emily Low-
rie MecCalmont, widow of the late
James McCalmont, of College town-
ship, passed away at noon on Monday
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. I.
C. Holmes, of State College, as the re-
sult of a stroke of paralysis suffered
some weeks ago. reli eter oy
~ She was the daughter of James and
Helen Riley Lowriz and was born at
Derry on Novémber 10th, 1832, hence
was 88 years and two months old.
She was united in marriage to Mr.
MeCalmont about sixty years ago and
practically all of her married life was
spent in the vicinity of State College.
She was a member of the Presbyter-
ian church all her life, the oldest
member of the missionary society of
that church and a member of the
Bellefonte Chapter of the Red Cross.
In fact she was the oldest resident of
State College borough.
Her husband died eight years ago
but surviving her are the following
children: Mrs. John M. Hartswick, of
Bellefonte; Mrs. I. C. Holmes, of State
College; Mrs. J. C. Meyer, of Knox-
ville, Tenn.; Dr. William McCalmont,
Edward and Roy, all of Philadelphia.
She also leaves three sisters, Mrs.
Helen Curry, of Mooresbhurg, Pa.;
Mrs. Agnes Martindale, of Morrison,
Ill, and Mrs. Belle Elliott, in Califor-
Rev. Samuel Martin, of the Pres-
byterian church, had charge of the
funeral services which were held at
the Holmes home at three o’clock on
Wednesday afternoon, after which
burial was made in the Branch ceme-
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RUNKLE.—Joseph Runkle, a na-
tive of Bellefonte, died at his home in
Youngstown, Ohio, last Friday, of ex-
haustion following a long siege of ty-
phoid fever. He was taken sick last
September and taken to the hospital
in Youngstown where he was a patient
until the day before Christmas when
he was taken home, but he failed to
recuperate and after lingering until
last Friday passed away.
He was a son of Jacob and Marga-
ret Cohn Runkle and was born at Cen-
tre Hall forty years ago. When a
child his parents came to Bellefonte
and it was here his boyhood days were
spent. The family moved to Youngs-
town about fifteen years ago and that
had been his home since. His father
died a number of years ago but sur-
viving him are his mother, three
brothers and a sister, namely: Wil-
liam, of San Francisco; Miss May, at
home; Lee, in Mexico, and Charles, of
Youngstown. The remains, accom-
panied by the two brothers, Lee and
Charles, were brought to Bellefonte
on the 9:50 train yesterday morning
and taken direct to the cemetery for
COMLEY.—Reuben T. Comley, a |
well known farmer of Bald Eagle val- | were entertained at dinner on Sunday
ley died at his home in Union town- : at the Mrs. Sue Peters home.
ship last Thursday morning, following
TE Se OSE wr pl.
. Farmer W. H. | Meyer had the mis-
- fortune last week to lose a fine heifer.
{ Mrs. Ida Williams is spending a few
i days at the Will Glenn home at Le-
{ Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Struble, of State
- College, spent Tuesday with friends
' in town.
{Aunt Phoebe Potter and Mrs. Cath-
. erine Reed are both housed up with an
! attack of the grip.
| John C. Homan is steering a new
| Ford car and thus far has escaped
without an accident.
| Fred Bottorf, Hugh C. Dale and
| Glenn Wasson motored to Bellefonte
! last Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. James Kustaborder
Mrs. Ida Williams and Mrs. Sue
one week’s illness with pneumonia, al- Peters spent Saturday at the James
though he had not enjoyed the best of | E. Peters home in the Glades.
health the past year.
Mrs. Minnie Hess, with her two in-
He was a son of John T. and Cathe- ! teresting youngsters, are visiting her
rine Green Comley and was born at
Centreville, Elk county, on March '
26th, 1850, hence was in his seventy-
first year. When fourteen years of
age his parents moved to Centre coun-
ty and located on a farm in Nittany
valley but three years later they
moved to Unionville where the elder
Comley embarked in the saddlery bus-
iness. Reuben ‘attended the public
school in winter and worked at the
saddlery business with his father dur-
ing the summer. When he grew to
manhood he taught school at Dix Run
and the following year in Unionville. | winter with relatives
On Christmas day, 1871, he was mar-
' parental home at Selinsgrove.
The weather has been so mild of
late that some farmers have been
plowing for their spring crops.
J. W. Sunday, with several members
of his interesting family, motored to
State .College: on : Tuesday afternoon
on a shopping tour.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Dale motored to
Bellefonte on Monday to visit their
son, Henry L. and family, who are all
down with the grip.
Dr. L. M. Houser and family closed
. their home at Baileyville last week
. and have gone to Tyrone to spend the
After a three week’s visit with her
ried to Miss Amanda Davidson, and home folks near Howard Miss Irene
the following spring he purchased a ; Pletcher returned on Wednesday to
farm on Dix Run which had been his
“home ever since. In addition to look-
ing after his farm he also did quite an
extensive business as a salesman for
. a line of agricultural implements. He
was a member of Blooming Lodge,
No. 639 I. O. O. F., of Unionville, and
the Encampment of Bellefonte, He
was also a member of the Grange. In
politics he was a Republican and in
{ 1893 was his party’s candidate for
Conty Treasurer, and by a strange co-
incidence was defeated by John Q.
Miles, who died just a week before
Mr. Comley.
Surviving him are his wife and four
children, John Comley, of Philips-
burg; Mrs. John Lindenmuth, of Ty-
rone; Mrs. Floyd Sanderson and T. El-
wood Comley, of Unionville. Funer-
al services were held at his late home
at two o'clock on Saturday afternoon
by Rev. M. C. Piper, after which bur-
ial was made in the Dix Run ceme-
tery. :
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ROBB.—Mrs. Peter Robb died on
Sunday afternoon at the home of her
son, Jacob S. Robb, in Howard town-
| ship, of general debility, She was
born in Germany on May 22nd, 1829,
She came to the United States early
in life and for more than sixty-five
years had resided in lower Bald Eagle
valley. Her husband died seven years
ago but surviving het are four sons,
namely: Jacob S. Robb, with whom
she made her home; Peter Jr., of Lock
Haven; Rev. Lewis Robb, of Freder-
ick, Md.,, and Dr. George D. Robb,
principal of the Altoona High school.
Rev. R. F. Gass, of the Reformed
church, had charge of the funeral
services which were held at 10:30
o’clock on Tuesday morning, burial
| being made in the Reformed cemetery
at Howard,
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KREAMER.—Miss Edith Kreamer
ied at her home on south Spring
street, last Thursday afternoon fol-
lowing a week’s illness with scarlet
fever, the only fatality out of a num-
ber of cases in Bellefonte this winter.
She was a daughter of William (de-
ceased) and Anna Kreamer and was
born in Bellefonte thirty-five years
ago. In addition to her mother she is
survived. by the following brothers
and sisters: Harry, of Bellefonte;
Maurice, of Danville; Charles, at
home; Mrs. Lawrence McCafferty and
Mrs. Dean Shope, of Bellefonte, Mrs.
William Rishel, of Swissvale, and Mrs.
Arthur Pennington, of Cleveland,
Ohio. Owing to the contagious nature
of the disease private burial was made
in the Union cemetery on Friday af-
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GENTZEL.—Cleveland Gentzel, a
well known painter of Spring
Mills, passed away, at his home, at
one o'clock on Tuesday morning,
following ten month’s illness with
tuberculosis. He was a son of Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel Gentzel and was thir-
ty-seven years old on the 4th of Oc-
tober. Surviving him are his wife
and eight young children; also a num-
ber of brothers and sisters. The fun-
eral will be held at 10:30 o’clock this
(Friday) morning, burial to be made
in the Presbyterian cemetery at
Spring Mills.
Marriage Licenses.
Stuart J. Hoy and Leotta M. Shope,
Fred Rheo
George L. Workman and Elizabeth
B. Sheesley, Lock Haven.
and Katie Anwsck,
If Europe Could Begin Paying.
From the Charleston News and Courier.
If Europe could begin paying the in-
terest on the debt she owes us, it
would help matters considerably in
this country. But Europe can’t begin
these payments till she gets on her
feet, and we aren’t doing much just
now to help her get on her feet.
—Cheer up, ice men. We have a
blizzard scheduled for the middle of
— Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
the C. M. Dale home on the Branch.
Harry A. McGirk, who has been ill
many months with bronchial trouble,
has recovered sufficiently to again
start in handling the saw and hatchet.
- Mrs. Maude Fry, of Rock Springs,
with her two interesting children,
were welcome visitors at the W, K.
Corl home at Pine Hall the first day
of the week.
Prof. H. B. Shattuck and D. C. Brat-
ton were in this section recently doi
a little surveying to establish the old
lines and corners on the Bailey and
Archey tracts.
Sinus Reish, of Baileyville, motor-
ed to Bellefonte on Saturday after-
noon to spend Sunday with his wife,
who is a patient in the hospital, and
now convalescing nicely.
On account of ill health W. H. Goss
has tendered his resignation as road
supervisor in Ferguson township.
Several persons are anxious to secure
the appointment as his successor.
Qur mutual friend, J. A. Fortney,
will quit the farm in the spring and
take up his residence in Pine Grove
Mills, having purchased the Port
property from J. I. Reed for $1700.
H. A. Hartswick, of the State Col-
lege lodge I. O. O. F., and George E.
hence was in her ninety-second year. |
Meyers, of the Boalsburg lodge, will
go to Pittsburgh next week as dele-
gates to the annual meeting of the
Grand Lodge.
Mrs. Clair Irvin, of Pennsylvania
urnace, spent the latter end of the
week at her father’s home here, put-
ting affairs in shape to turn over to
Mrs. Thomas Davis, who will take
charge as housekeeper.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Bowersox on
Tuesday celebrated the sixty-third an-
niversary of their marriage in a very
quiet manner at their home on east
Main street. Quite a number of
friends and neighbors called to extend
Ralph Gregory, a leading merchant
of Petersburg, with his mother and
Mrs. Ross, of Kansas, have been visit-
ing Centre county relatives. As this
is Mrs. Ross’ first visit here in forty
years she has found very few of her
old associates living.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Meyer, of the
Branch, are mourning the death of
their baby boy, Stanley Clay, who
passed away last Friday after two
day’s illness with uraemic trouble,
aged one month. The parents, nine
brothers and a sister mourn his death.
Burial was made at Tusseyville on
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. S. C. Stover
On Sunday while Mrs. J. S. Goss
and sons were crossing old Tussey
mountain their car skidded on the ice,
swung around and went down over a
steep embankment among the trees.
George Koch pulled the auto back on-
to the road and the Goss family pro-
ceeded on their way to Manor Hill,
none the worse for their experience
except a bad fright and some damage
to the body and top of the car.
Prayer and song services were held
in the Graysville Presbyterian church
last week and on Wednesday evening,
the 5th, special services were held in
celebration of their beloved pastor, Dr.
Robert M. Campbell’s seventy-ninth
birthday anniversary. Following the
services the members of the congrega-
tion surprised the pastor and his fam-
ily by presenting them with a purse
of $85.00, which was presented by the
ruling elder, John Wigton. Rev.
Campbell is the oldest member of the
Huntingdon Presbytery, has labored
in the Master's vineyard for a period
of fifty-four years, and has been pas-
tor of the Spruce Creek charge seven-
teen years. He is still in good health
and quite vigorous and will continue
his good work indefinitely.
At a regular meeting of Washing-
ton Grange No. 157, last Saturday
evening the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year:
Master—Fred Corl.
Overseer—S. I. Corl.
Lecturer—Prof. T. I. Mairs.
Steward—P. W. Corl.
Asst. Steward—Albert Corl.
Chaplain—J. D. Neidigh.
Treasurer—W. K. Corl.
Secretary—J. Foster Musser.
Ceres—Mrs. P. W. Corl.
Pomona—Mrs. J. D.. Neidigh.
Flora—Mrs. W. K. Corl.
Lady Steward—Mrs. J. F. Musser.
Gatekeeper—Mrs, N. C. Neidigh.
Trustees—T. I. Mairs, Mac. Fry
and N. C. Neidigh.
Refreshments were served by the
ladies, following the election.
——Subseribe for the “Watchman,”