Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, January 14, 1921, Image 8

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| Ateohol and Whiskey Raked in by Glinz and bartenders Barney Bilger January 29th to February 5th. [voit among thimay Wed niihor at Mrs. Melvin Locke left Bellefonte yes-
Bellefonte, Pa., January 14, 1921.
Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Shaughn-
essy announce the engagement of
their daughter, Anne Elizabeth, to
Mr. Gordon Montgomery.
— Mrs. Joseph Runkle is teaching
in, Coleville, having taken charge of
the school made vacant in December
by the resignation of Miss Helen Hoy.
'——The Thimble Bee of the ladies
of the Reformed church was enter-
tained by Mrs. Maurice Runkle, at her
home on Logan street, Thursday
——H. M. Bidwell, the furniture re-
pair man, has had a Bell telephone in-
stalled, so if any of our readers are in
need of his services they can call him
by asking for 138-W.
——A special meeting will be held
in the W. C. T. U. room Sunday, Jan-
uary 16th, at 3:30 p. m., to celebrate
the first anniversary of the Eigh-
teenth amendment. Each member is
urged to be present and take a friend.
——The State Freshmen basket ball
team will play the Bellefonte Acade-
my five on the armory floor in this
place this (Friday) evening at eight
o’clock sharp. Admission, 25 cents.
‘A fast and exciting game is assured
and the public is invited.
© — Mrs. Charles, wife of William
“T. Charles, trainmaster at Tyrone,
‘died on Christmas day. She was born
-,and raised at Mill Hall, Clinton coun-
ty. Mr. Charles is a native of Miles-
“burg and his many friends in that
- -place sympathize with him in the loss
of his wife.
——Richard Brouse has bought out
the Herr and Heverley interest in the
cash grocery store on Allegheny
street and will conduct same in the fu-
ture. The store building, which was
recently bought by Herr and Heverly
from James Pierpoint’s sons, has been
taken over by Mrs. M. E. Brouse.
——Announcements have been re-
ceived in Bellefonte of the birth of a
daughter, on December 28th, to Mr.
and Mrs. John J. Soafer, of Philadel-
phia. Mrs. Soafer was known in
Bellefonte as Miss Anna Massey, hav-
ing lived here for several years with
her aunts, the Misses Anne and Eva
We notice that at a meeting in
Philadelphia, on Monday, at which the
adoption of foreign waifs became the
popular thing, Noah H. Swayne II
took twenty-five of Hoover's little
folks under his care. Mr. Swayne is
still held in pleasant memory by those
who knew him when a resident here
as president of the Nittany Iron Co.
—A decree of divorce on statu-
grounds was granted in
j tory
York this week to Blanche B. Appel, '
from her husband, Nathan B.
owner of the York opera
and Orpheum theatre. Mrs. Appel,
whose stage name was Helen Grace,
has played in Bellefonte on one or
more occasions and has also visited
friends here.
——John Price Jackson, formerly
dean of the school of engineering at
The Pennsylvania State College, later
Commissioner of Labor and Industry
under the Brumbaugh administration
and during the war an efficiency engi-
neer in France, has just been appoint-
ed assistant to chairman of industrial
relations committee of the Philadel-
phia Chamber of Commerce.
——Just because the weather so far
has been unusually nice is no evidence
that we won’t have any real winter,
but whether we do or not you will al-
ways be able to find a comfortable
place at the Scenic to spend an hour
or two every evening during the week.
The programs of motion pictures are
bigger and better than ever and every
evening’s entertainment is worth see-
ing. See the full program for the
coming week in another column of
this paper. :
Manilla Martin, the beautiful
dancing star in the new serial, “Son
of Tarzan,” which will begin at the
Scenic Friday, January 21st, was born
on July 4th, the day that Admiral
Dewey won the battle of Manilla bay,
and from that was given the name
“Manilla.” Eminent directors have
named her the “Soul Child.” Her
work and appearance as the wild, half-
savage girl of the jungle is incompar-
able. Don’t miss the start of this
thrilling serial. 3-1t
——Of course the weather this win-
ter has been phenomenal and we have
all commented upon it more or less,
put Benton D. Tate, of Bellefonte,
tells the most remarkable story of any
we have yet heard. In the discharge
of his duties as superintendent of
fines for the Bell telephone company
of Pennsylvania he last Saturday
went to Snow Shoe and on the north
side of the Allegheny mountain be-
tween the Summit and Beech creek he
picked arbutus the buds of which
were bursting and showed quite pink
among the underbrush.
——A meeting of officials, route
agents and employees of the Ameri-
can Railway Express company for the
division of which Bellefonte is an in-
tegral part will be held at the express
office in this place this . (Friday)
evening for the purpose of inaugurat-
ing a “right way” campaign, and local
shippers are invited to attend the
meeting. The object is to develop
some means to reduce the amount of
breakage and damage in shipments.
Shippers will be asked to do their
packages up in a more secure manner
while employees will be shown the ne-
cessity of carefulness in the handling
of all kinds of packages.
y hot aerated.
Bellefonte Raider on Sun-
day Night.
i Forty gallons of pure grain alco-
{ hol, thirty quarts of Overholt whis-
| key in bottles, two men and a Buick
runabout car were the proceeds of
a raid conducted by Bellefonte citi-
zens on Sunday night, and once again
the spoils were from Wilkes-Barre
but have thus been diverted from
reaching their original destination,
wherever that may have been.
A burned out bearing on the car
was the cause of the illicit booze run-
ners and their cargo being captured.
i Because of the damaged bearing the
men in charge of the car were com-
pelled to stop in Bellefonte for re-
pairs and pulled into the Wion garage.
Just how the fact that they were there
leaked out is not known, but leak it
did and men prominently identified
with the local law and enforcement
league at once got busy, notwithstand-
ing the fact that it was well after ten
o’clock at night. :
Justice of the peace John M. Keich-
line was summoned to his office, who
in turn called on sheriff Harry Duke-
man. The latter went to Mr. Keich-
line’s office where were already as-
sembled Rev. Alexander Scott, C. C.
Shuey, Samuel B. Miller, J. Kennedy
{ Johnston Esq., and George Eberhart.
A search and seizure warrant was
sworn out and placed in the hands of
the sheriff and the entire crowd then
proceeded to the Wion garage and a
search of the car in question disclosed
forty one gallon cans, such as is used
for shipping varnish, filled with alco-
hol and thirty bottles of Overholt
whiskey. The entire cargo with the
exception of three bottles of whiskey
was packed in the rear of the runa-
bout, the three bottles being found un-
der the seat of the car. The cargo
was seized and later the two men, who
were already in bed at the Bush
house, were arrested and taken to jail
and are being held to awit the action
of the United States commissioner.
The men gave their names as Joe
Feldman and Bert Jacobs and while
they admitted they were from Wilkes-
Barre they declined to state where
they were going aside from the fact
that the alcohol and whiskey were des-
tined for a manufacturing druggist.
According to information obtained
this week the booze in question was
brought in a truck as far as Pleasant
and Walter Krytzer, all of Bellefonte,
arrested almost two months ago by
federal prohibition enforcement offi-
cer R. E. Johnson, of Philadelphia, for
having liquor in their possession in de-
fiance of the Volstead act, were given
a hearing before United States com- |
missioner N. S. Engle, in Sunbury last
Friday, and were each held in five
hundred dollars bail for their appear-
ance for trial before the United States
district court in Harrisburg at the
March term. Bond was furnished in
"each case.
Contributors to Christmas Fund.
The list of contributors to the chil-
dren’s Christmas fund so ably admin-
istered by the Associated Charities
was as follows: Bellefonte Lodge of
Elks, F. W. Crider, Isaac Mitchell, J.
S. McCargar, Dr. VanValin, Rev. May-
nard and Mesdames A. O. Furst, J. C.
Furst, E. H. Richard, W. F. Reynolds,
J. L. Montgomery, James R. Hughes,
Catherine Dinges, W. H. Hiller, Ed-
mund Blanchard, W. H. Brouse, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Keller, Misses Jane
McCalmont, Mira Humes, Lucy Pot-
ter, Helen Mingle, Ida Klinger, Carrie
Harper, Janet Potter, Emma Green
and Roxy Mingle.
kets containing a Christmas dinner
were distributed as well as coal and
clothing. The committee takes this
means of thanking all contributors to
this worthy cause.
Absolutely the Best.
All reports from towns played by
John W. Vogel’s black and white re-
vue agree that Col. Vogel has the
greatest minstrel organization on the
road today—bar none. In massive-
and beauty of the scenic investiture
and costuming, and the general excel-
lence of the performers, the revue far
outclasses all competitors. “I am
surprised at the way the people have
turned out to see my newest offering,”
said Col. Vogel. “They have literally
packed the theatres, and in some in-
stances we have had to turn people
to the opera house next Thursday,
January 20th, for a single night’s per-
formance. The interest already mani-
fested in the coming of this attraction
indicates that there will be a big de-
mand for seats, and a sell-out is an-
Gap where it was transferred to the
car in broad daylight Sunday after- |
noon. The truck then went back |
across the mountain and the car came
into Bellefonte. It is very likely that
only a small portion of the truck load
was transferred to the car and that
the balance of the consignment went
throught to its destination, which is
said to have been Houtzdale.
On Monday evening a large Paige |
touring car containing two barrels of |
whiskey ‘broke down in the Penns-
valey Narrows. Two men were in
charge and they made their way to
Woodward, telephoned somewhere for
a car and about midnight another car
arrived, the whiskey was transferred
and the men went on their way.
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Milk Station Nearing Completion.
The Bellefonte milk station of the
Western Maryland dairy is fast near-
ing completion and when it is finally
finished will be one of the most up-to-
date plants in the country. While the
station has been receiving milk for al-
most two months it has been utilized
so far merely as a shipping station.
That is, the milk on being delivered at
the station was strained and put into
cans for shipment to Baltimore the
same evening. But by the last of the
week all the machinery will be in
place and it will then be possible to
put all the milk through the aerating
process, which will insure its keeping
I sweet for from twenty-four to forty-
eight hours longer than milk which is
| - As the milk is received at the sta-
j tion it will be weighed and dumped in-
i to two large tanks in the receiving
jroom. From these tanks it will be!
pumped up to the top floor into two
large glass lined tanks from where it
runs by gravity over the aerating
coils info cans for shipment. The
plant is also equipped with a Babcock
tester to determine the amount of but-
ter fat in the milk, and also a heater
and DeLaval cream separator. One
important part of the plant is the big
refrigerator which can be kept at any
desired temperature from freezing
point to zero by the ponderous cooling
machinery installed which is operated
by a twenty-five horse power electric
motor. Every piece of machinery in
the plant has its own individual mo-
tor, even to the can washing and dry-
ing machine. The plant is equipped
with a big boiler for heating purposes.
Huge ventilators run from every
room to the roof to carry off all odors
and surplus of heat. When entirely
completed the station throughout will
be as completely sanitary as it is pos-
sible to make it. Practically all the
floors are concrete and equipped with
a large drain so that they can be thor-
oughly washed as often as necessary.
Frank Hoag is the genial superin-
tendent in charge of the station and
it is quite evident that he understands
the business thoroughly. But he
would like to have more milk. The
station is now handling one hundred
and twenty cans daily, but that is
only a small portion of what it can
handle and what Mr. Hoag would like
to have.
——The borough auditors have
started work on auditing the borough
Bellefonte to Have a Notable Visitor.
Lady Ann Azgapetian, the wife of
General Azgapetian, of the Russian
army, is to be in Bellefonte on Wed-
nesday, January 19th. In the even-
ing, at 8:30, she will speak in the
court house on conditions in Armenia
and the Near East. 4
For two years she worked with the
Red Cross in Imperial Russia and, in
consequence, will bring first hand in-
formation as to the tragedies that
have followed in the wake of war.
Her address will be free, not even a
collection will be lifted. It will be
merely preliminary to the campaign
that is to be opened next month. To
! create an atmosphere, as it were.
When the war broke out, Lady Az-
gapetian closed her house in New
York and, together with her husband,
General Azgapetian, and several hun-
‘dred Armenian volunteers went from
New York to Petrograd, enlisting
with the Imperial Russian Red Cross
society, and serving for two years
with the field hospital units attached
to the army of the Caucasus under
the Grand Duke Nicholas Nicholas-
When Russia collapsed and the
Bolshevik came into power, loyal ad-
herents of the old regime were forced
to flee the country. Lady Azgapetian
and her husband found their escape
cut off in every direction save toward
the north and it was from Archangel,
the Arctic Port, that she and the Gen-
eral and their tiny baby were enabled
‘to get out of the country, and after
twenty-two days crossing by way of
Iceland, return to America.
Of her personal experiences it is
difficult for Lady Azgapetian to speak.
She barely touches on the hardships
they had to undergo because the re-
membrances are, as yet, too keen to
be told without emotion. So difficult
was it to get nurses in the war zone,
that she was obliged to work in the
hospitals even to the night her little
daughter was born. When the child
was three months old the Russian
revolution broke out—soon the army
disintegrated, conditions became un-
bearable and then followed ten
months of wandering through Russia,
ten months of danger and starvation
that seem like a horrid nightmare
compared with the peace, security and
plenty in America.
Todd—Shultz.—John O. Todd, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Todd, of Phil-
ipsburg, and Miss Evelyn May Shultz,
a daughter of W. W. Shultz, of Port
Matilda, were married at the parson-
age of the Eighth avenue Methodist
church in Altoona on Wednesday of
last week by the pastor, Rev. George
F. Boggs. Following a ten day’s wed-
ding trip the young couple will take
up their residence in Philipsburg
where the bridegroom is in business
as a coal operator.
——L. A. McDowell has resigned
his position as cashier of the First
National Bank of Snow Shoe, to go
with one of the Philadelphia banks,
the change to be made on the 15th of
February. Mr. McDowell will move
his family to Philadelphia at that
accounts for the year 1920.
A number of bas- |
ness of the production, gorgeousness
This aggregation is coming
Centre county automobile dealers
have decided to hold their automobile
exhibition for one week. It will open
in the Bellefonte armory Saturday,
January 29th, and continue until Feb-
ruary 5th. A very interesting ar-
| rangement ‘has been worked out to
| provide. for crowds in that the man-
| agers have decided on certain days for
! the show, as follows:
! Saturday, January 29th, opening
Sunday closed to the public.
Monday, January 31st, Pennsvalley
| day.
| Tuesday, February 1st, State Col-
iege day.
Wednesday, February 2nd, Philips-
burg and Snow Shoe.
Thursday, February 3rd, Bellefonte
day. :
Friday, February 4th, Bald Eagle
valley day.
Saturday, February 5th, Nittany
valley day.
A request will be made of the mer-
chants and business men of Bellefonte
to co-operate in making the show a
success. Merchants will be asked to
i recognize “show week” by making at-
tractive and appropriate indoor and
outdoor displays.
Special music and other features
will be arranged. Some sections are
planning to bring bands along on the
days set apart specially for them. The
dealers had a drawing this week to
determine the location of space for
each individual. County treasurer L.
Frank Mayes held the drawing in the
absence of Hon. H. C. Quigley. Deck-
er and Harper, of State College, and
Decker Bros., of Spring Mills, drew
the pick of the space with Demi and
Goss, of Philipsburg, second.
Names of Centre County Women
Placed in Jury Wheel.
Last week the “Watchman” men-
tioned the fact that the names of fif-
ty well known Centre county women
would be placed in the jury wheel for
1921, and to be exact the list includes
just fifty-one names. Of course, this
being the first year that the women
have been placed on the equality with
men as eligible for jury service there
.will naturally be considerable curios-
ity as to the first list of names put in
the wheel and for this reason the
“Watchman” this week publishes the
list. But the fact that the fifty-one
names have been putin the wheel does
not mean that all of them will be
drawn for jurors. They will simply
take their chances with the names of
men put in the wheel. Some of them
will probably be drawn for the Feb-
ruary term of court and others at the
other terms during the year, while
some may not be drawn at all. The
list is as follows:
Miss Mary M. Blanchard........ Bellefonte
Miss Margaret Cook............. Bellefonte
Mrs. MB. Garman............ Bellefonte
Mes. John XN, Lane..............5 Bellefonte
Mrs. ‘A. ;G. Morris Jr....... .....Bellefonte
Mrs. R. 8S. Brouse, housekeeper. .Beliefonte
Mrs, Odilla Mott...........:....: Bellefonte
Mrs. Ebon Bower, housekeeper. ..Bellefonte
Mrs. Frank Smith, housekeeper.Centr eHall
Miss Grace Smith. ............. Centre Hall
Miss Anna Holter......... Pr ridnery Howard
Miss Non Lueas......:......»..... Howard
Miss Corilla Thomas, housekeeper. . Howard
Miss Amy Rickard, lady........ Milesburg
Mrs. P. H. Musser, housekeeper. ..Millheim
Miss Mary Shelton, housekeeper..Millheim
Mrs. Harry Freeman.......... Philipsburg
Mrs. Calvin Jomes.............Philipsburg
Mrs. Harry legal... ........... Philipsburg
Mrs. George W. Miller....... .. Philipsburg
Missi Anna Hoffer............:.. Philipsburg
Mrs, BE. J. Matthews........... Philipsburg
Miss Mary E. Redding Sr...... Snow Shoe
Mrs. W. C. Snyder, housekeeper
RRL Jerse Snow Shoe
Mrs. W. L. Foster, housekeeper
CER RE State College
Frank Gardner, housekeeper
Newtsrresreras State College
Mrs. R. I. Sackett, housekeeper
se enivak «ev... State College
Mrs. James Williams, heusekeeper
SESE Raa shin State College
Miss Laura Barnhart......... .Boggs Twp.
Miss Ella Wagner, seamstress... Boggs Twp.
Mrs. W. A. Ferree, housekeeper
rie ....College Twp.
Mrs. May Gramley, housekeeper
chs coves Gregg Twp.
Mrs. Hull Herring, housekeeper
Cetirtivaniidns Gregg Twp.
Miss Anmie King, heusekeeper..Gregg Twp.
Miss Ida Decker, housekeeper..Gregg Twp.
Miss Marian A. Decker, housekeeper
ve tesataierates Gregg Twp.
Mrs. C. 8S. Musser, housekeeper
Senidnys «2+ Haines Twp,
Mrs. Cyrus Hunter, housekeeper
Se vsansiuns Halfmoon Twp.
Miss: Anmie M. Dale, housekeeper
seni eesn evens Harris Twp.
Miss Blanche Kunes, housekeeper
ine aaan Liberty Twp.
Mrs. George Stover, housekeeper
ete aati na Marion Twp.
Miss Viola A. Bower, housekeeper
waives vines revs. JPR Twp.
Miss Grace Ishler, teacher.....Potter Twp.
Miss Mary V. McClellan, teacher
. Twp
Miss Sarah E. Brown, teacher..Potter Twp.
Miss Mary A. Faust, teacher...Potter Twp.
Miss A. S. Hagyard, housekeeper
seo Caine Rush Twp.
Miss Lucretia Summers, housekeeper
Miss Anna Valentine, farmer..Spring Twp.
Mrs. Thomas F. Jodon, housekeeper
«LL eevee Sevens ..Spring Twp.
Mrs. Mary Rothrock, housekeeper
Seeaiihis ain ... Worth
eee fesse
——At a meeting of the Business
Men’s association of Bellefonte on
Wednesday evening John M. Bullock
was elected president; G. Oscar Gray
secretary, and Harry Yeager treas-
For Sale—Full line of household
goods at home of James Moddrell, 16
S. Penn St., Bellefonte, February 5,
at 1 p. m. S. H. Hoy, Auc. 1-4t*
Pleasant Gap.
—Wayne D. Meyer, of Washington, Pa.,
made a brief business trip to Bellefonte
the latter part of the week, coming to town
on Friday and leaving on Saturday after-
—DMiss Agnes Shields left last week for
Louisiana, accompanying her brother and
his wife, Mr .and Mrs. Edward Shields, on
their return trip south, where she will be
their guest for three months.
—Mrs. Miller, wife of Robert A. Miller,
car distributor at Tyrone, spent Wednes-
day afternoon in Bellefonte, coming over
on a little business and to spend a short
time in some of our exclusive shops.
—Miss Annie Gray, of Benore, is arrang-
ing to close her home the latter part of
January, in anticipation of going to Evan-
ston, Ill, to spend the remainder of the
winter with her sister, Mrs. Thompson.
—Jasper R. Brungart, of Rebersburg,
was a brief caller at the “Watchman” of-
fice on Monday, having come to Bellefonte
to attend the annual meeting of the Far-
mers’ Mutual Fire Insurance company.
—Paul Coxey, a member of Centre coun-
ty’'s unit of instructors, was in Bellefonte
Saturday transacting business. Mr. Coxey
is a son of Mrs. Nannie Coxey, of Bouls-
burg, and is in charge of the schools at
—Miss Mary Bradley, who as organist of
St. John's Episcopal church, has been giv-
en one year's leave of absence, on account
of ill health, will leave Monday for an in-
definite stay with her sister, Mrs. J. A. Ri-
ley, at Bradford, Pa.
-—~Mrs. Roland Miller came in from Ford
City yesterday, to attend the funeral of
Miss Sarah McKinney, which «will take
place this morning from St. John's Catho-
lic church. Mrs. Miller, as Amanda Eck-
ley, and Miss McKinney were neighbors
near Valleyview since childhood.
--A. C. Thompson, of Philipsburg, was a
business visitor in town Tuesday and
found time for a short call at the “Watch-
man” office in the evening. We own the
pleasure we derive from a chat with Curt.
He is such a good Democrat, such a good
fellow and-—is it necessary to add—such a
good listener.
John S. Rowe, the well known machin-
ist, of Centre Hall, was a “Watchman” of-
fice caller on Monday while in Bellefonte
on a business trip. Commenting upon the
kind of weather we are having just now he
stated that it suited him very well as he
had a job he wanted to finish before the
weather took a turn for the worse.
—Mr. and Mrs. John Blanchard are ex-
pected to return to Bellefonte this week,
from Atlantic City, Mr. Blanchard having
gone down a week ago to join Mrs. Blanch-
ard and her mother, Mrs. Merriman, who
have been at the Shore for some time. Mrs.
Blanchard went to Ohio in November, on
account of ill health, going from there
terday morning for a visit at her former
home at Willow Hill.
—DMiss Louise Brachbill went east on
Monday, to spend several weeks in Phila-
delphia and New York.
—Charles R. Beatty, of the Beatty Mo-
tor Co., is spending this week in New. York
city, attending the automobile show.
~—Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Mingle went to At-
lantic City, Sunday, where they will spend
the greater part of the month of January,
at Galen Hall.
—Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gheen spent a day
last week with Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Rohr-
baugh, at Beech Creek, going down for a
butchering day visit.
—Miss Helen Stull, of Wyncote, has been
in Bellefonte for more than a week, visit-
ing with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Daggett, at
their home on Linn street.
—Mrs. Samuel H. Gray, of Orviston, has
been in Bellefonte this week, a guest of
her aunt, Mrs. Ellis L. Orvis, and of Mr.
Gray’s mother, Mrs. William Gray.
—Mr. and Mrs. James Herron had as
their Holiday guest Mr. Herron’s father,
who visited in Bellefonte until last week,
returning then to his home in Pittsburgh.
—Mrs. Kirby, who with her son William
Jr., was called to Bellefonte before Christ-
mas, by the illness of her father, Hammon
Sechler, will return to her home in Balti-
more the early part of the week.
—Mrs. Rachel Noll, of Pleasant Gap,
made one of her infrequent visits to Belle-
fonte Wednesday, the time being spent
with her sister, Mrs. Fetterhoff, in shop-
ping and in looking after some business
—Mr. and Mrs. Stover and their twin
boys have been here with Mrs. Stover's
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Hull, for three
weeks, expecting to remain in Bellefonte
until after the business depression in Al-
toona passes,
—71Two of Mrs. James Harris’ nephews,
Lewis and Robert Slaymaker, of Erie, 111,
arrived in Bellefonte Wednesday, having
come east to attend the funeral of their
aunt, which was held from her home on
Spring street, yesterday afternoon.
—Mr. and Mrs. William Sechler, of
Montgomery, and Mr. and Mrs. Foresman,
of Allenwood, Pa., and Mrs. James Gilli-
land, with her son James Jr., of Oak Hall,
were among the out-of-tewn relatives in
Bellefonte yesterday for the funeral of the
late Hammon Sechler.
Fire Companies Elect Officers.
The annual meeting of the Fire-
men’s Relief Association was held in
the Undine fire house on Tuesday
evening, with a large attendance pres-
ent. The officers of the association
elected for the ensuing year were: B.
D. Tate, president; Harry Flack, vice
president; Harry J. Jackson, secreta-
i ry; Joseph Beezer, treasurer.
—Thomas Elliott Mayes, who holds a
The Relief Association is in a flour-
good position with the Pennsylvania rail- | ishing condition and a report of the
finances showed a balance of over $6,-
road company, in Johnstown, spent from
Friday until Sunday at his parental home 000 in
at Lemont. Of course his ostensible ex-
cuse for the trip was to see his father and
other relatives, but those who saw him on
his return trip home are inclined to the be-
lief that there were other reasons for the
the treasury.
At a meeting of the conferees of
the Logan and Undine Fire companies
John J. Bower was elected chief fire
marshall; Louis A. Hill, first assistant
trip, and it was about all he could do to , marshall; Harry Haag, second assist-
carry them home with him.
—Mrs. IY. E. Naginey will leave Sunday :
ant marshall of Bellefonte borough.
At a meeting of the Logan fire com-
for Albuquerque, New Mexico, and south- , pany last week the following officers
ern California, for a visit with her sister,
Mrs. H. C. Rowe, and other relatives. On
the trip down, which will be made over the
Santa Fe road, Mrs. Naginey will be ae-
companied by Mr. Naginey’s nephew, John
Bell, of Bedford, both going down to aveid
the late winter of the northern climate.
Mrs. Naginey’s return to Bellefonte will
depend altogether on the temperature of
the early spring in the south, her plans,
however, have been made for returning in
—Among the men from over the county
who were in town Monday to attend the
meeting of the Farmers’ Mutual Fire In-
surance company, were John B. Goheen
and W. E. MeWilliams, of I'erguson town-
ship. Happily they got through with their
work early enough to permit of a call ai
the “Watchman office. We say “happily”
because since making the acquaintance of
Mr. Goheen some years ago we have come
to enjoy a little visit with him more than |
we dare tell without appearing to flatter.
We were considerably amused when the
conversation veered to the changing per-
sonnel of our rural districts and Mr. Go-
heen deplored the disappearance of the old
types whom tradition tells us were ‘great
men,” leaders in their communities. “0,
wud the power the giftie gee us!” Neith-
er he nor Mr. McWilliams could look in
the mirror of the past without the discov-
ery that they are the types, themselves.
Stalwart, clean minded, constructive men,
a eredit to Ferguson township in partic-
ular and manhood in general. And sixty
years from now the record of their lives
will be recounted by our grand-sons just
as we were recounting that of their prede-
cessors on Monday, and the verdict will be
just the same, that the ‘‘great men,” the
old-time leaders in our rurai communities
are all gone and there seems to be no one
to take their place.
—TFormer sheriff W. M. Cronister was in
Bellefonte on Wednesday and made the
surprising announcement that he expects
to leave Centre county on April 1st to
make his home some place more conven-
ient to his business. He has sold his fine
farm at Martha and will dispose of his
personal property there before moving
then say farewell to friends and familiar
scenes, His children are grown and gone
from home, his business keeps him away
much of the time and Mrs. Cronister is
there so much alone that they will seek a
location that will be more agreeable to
both. For a year at least the sheriff says
Lhe and Mrs. Cronister are going to do
some much belated “sowing wild oats.”
We inferred from that that they are going
to gad about and have a good time before
finally settling down anywhere. During
this foolishness they will have a home ad-
dress in Altoona, but are not'decided as
to whether they will permanently locate
there. In a great many ways Centre coun-
ty will miss the Cronisters. They are
sprung from an old and honorable Bald
Eagle family and the sheriff has always
been prominent in Centre county affairs;
especially Democratic politics, and we can
well repeat what we said when Harry
Rumberger moved from Philipsburg to
Scranton. The party has lost another
man whom nobody ever had to worry
around to find out how he was “on the
were elected for the ensuing year:
President, M. R. Johnson; vice presi-
dent, Elmer Yerger; secretary, Her-
bert Auman; treasurer, Jacob Marks;
trustee, Allen G. Waite; chief direc-
tor, Alex Morrison; first assistant,
Lloyd Snyder; second assistant, Ed-
ward Hull; third assistant, Arthur
Brown; fourth assistant, Edmund Eb-
erhart; engineer, Thomas Caldwell;
1st assistant, Elmer Yerger; 2nd as-
sistant, Thomas Morgan; fireman,
Harry Dukeman; 1st assistant, John
Sheckler; 2nd assistant, George Eber-
hart. Delegate to State convention,
Allen G. Waite, alternate delegate,
Arthur Brown. Delegate to district
convention, Thomas Morgan; alter-
nate delegate, James Fox; member of
board of control, Homer P. Barnes.
Undine fire company officers elected
| at their last meeting were as follows:
President, P. H. Gherity; vice presi-
dent, W. H. Doll; treasurer, Joseph
Beezer; secretary, E. J. Gehret; chief,
Robert Kline; 1st assistant, Wilbur
Saxon; 2nd assistant, H. H. Haag; 3rd
assistant, Samuel Rhoads; trustees,
Robert Kline, George Carpeneto, H.
H. Haag; chief engineer, Daniel O’-
Leary; 1st assistant, H. H. Haag; 2nd
assistant, Ned Kane; 3rd assistant,
W. B. Lyons; board of control, Albert
——According to all reports there
seems to be a general disposition on
the part of all landlords in Bellefonte
to increase rents this year, in some in-
stances as much as twenty per cent.
Just now when wages have been re-
duced and prices of commodities are
on the decline it would seem as if
rents should rebound instead of ad-
vance, but landlords aver that their
properties have hardly paid expenses
the past few years and with the
greatly increased taxes for the pres-
ent year an increase in rents is the
only solution.
Mrs. Gramley, wife of county
auditor C. H. Gramley, is recovering
very nicely from an operation she un-
derwent last week, at the Bellefonte
hospital. Mr. Gramley’s daughter-in-
law is in the Lock Haven hospital,
where she also underwent an opera-
——A. Clyde Smith resigned his po-
sition as deputy county treasurer on
Wednesday and will be succeeded by
Miss Verna Chambers, who has been
a clerk in the office during the past
year. Mr. Smith will again embark
in the tailoring business.
——The lone prisoner in the coun-
ty jail, Harry Burns, was discharged
yesterday morning.
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