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“Doubtless he did,” I admitted.
“So there's where we land,” he went
on speculatively. “Two hundred and
fifty thousand tacked onto half a mil-
lion gives her a capital of three-quar-
ters of a million sunk in her, first and
last. Question is: Ts she worth it?’
I was beginning to get his idea at
last. He was wondering if a mine
that had once sold at a top-notch
price of half a million could stand
the investment of a quarter of a mil-
lion additional and still hope to be
a paying proposition.
“You mean that Bullerton is figur-
ing upon spending a quarter of a mil-
lion more on it?’ I queried.
“Nope; I reckon I can’t. There's too
nigger in the woodpile, somewheres,
Stannie, as sure ’s you're born.”
“Can you carry it any further?”
“Nope; I reckon I can’t. There's too
many darned things a-puzzlin’ me.
One of ’em is where in Sam Hill did
Charley Bullerton get all the money
that he’s flashin’ around so peacocky ?”
“I don’t know where he got it, but
he has it, all right; carries it with
him,” I said sourly.
“Yes; but see here, Stannie, son,
T'll bet a fice dog worth a hundred dol-
lars that it ain’t his money.”
“What makes you say that?”
“Well, for one thing, because I know
Charley Bullerton; been knowin’ him
since Adam was a little boy in knee-
breeches. He can’t keep any money
of his own; just naturally ain't built
“Gambles it?” I suggested.
“Big gambles, yes; stocks and that
sort o’ truck. No sir-ee; these yeller-
backs he’s a-flashin’ around ain’t his'n,
not by a long chalk, and I'd bet on it.
Somebody else is settin’ ‘em up; and
if that’s so, Stannie, there’s a reason
for it.”
“Sure,” 1 conceded. Then: “Could
you make a long, high, running jump
and guess at the reason, Daddy?”
“Not so ’s it’d hold together, 1
reckon,” he. replied dubiously. “But
there’s a few little notions ’at I've
picked up from foiks that's older in
this neck o’ woods than I am—been
here longer. The old Cinnabar never
was what you'd call a ‘bonanza.’ Plen-
ty of ore, to be sure, but mostly low
grade, ’cepting them rich little pockets
now and then.”
“Those rich pockets,” I put in. “A
strike of one of them would be about
the right time to sell, wouldn't it?”
He nodded.
“You're shoutin’, now. 1 reckon
that’s about how they caught your
gran’paw. But Buddy Fuller—he’s the
’Tropia telegraph operator and a sort
o' half-way nephew 0 mine—says
there’s more to it than that. ‘Long
back couple o’ years ’r so there was
a copper strike made in Little Cinnabar
gulch, about four mile west o’ here,
and follerin’ it there was a heap o’
talk about the railroad runnin’ a
branch to it. That there branch, if it
was built—'r when it’s built, for it’s
goin’ to be, some day, to open them
copper mines—that there branch ’11 go
right along our bench within a hun-
dred yards of the old Cinnabar; so
close you could mighty near dump
from the ore sheds into the cars.”
I began to see more crookings in
the sacrificial road over which Grand-
father Jasper had been led; many
more and more devious ones.
“In that case, even the low-grade
Cinnabar would come a bit nearer he-
ing a bonanza, wouldn't it?” I asked.
“She sure would, Stannie. That
long, hard wagon haul to Tropia was
what was puttin® the cuss in the cost
0’ handlin’.”
“And with the railroad right at the
door, so to speak, it might even pay to
recapitalize at three-quarters of a wmil-
lion and drive that long drainage tun-
nel we have been figuring on?”
“Somethin’ like that; yes. Can you
see any furder into the millstone? I'll
say I've got about to the end of my
I refilled my pipe and did a bit of
cogitating, Supposing I had been the
boss figurer in the bunch that did
Grandfather Jasper the honor to bilk
him; as conscienceless as that pirate,
whoever he was, and in the secret of
the conditions as Daddy had just out-
lined them, what would I have done?”
The answer came as pat as you
please. With a railroad in prospect
which would turn a small profit into
a big one, I should quite probabiy
have shut the mine down to wait until
I could hear the whistle of the locomo-
This conclusion led promptly and
logically to another. Supposing, at the
moment when [ had decided upon the
shut-down, some doddering old gentle-
man had come along and offered to
buy the mine? Add, as a corollary,
the supposition that the water problem
was daily growing more insistent, with
the ultimate threat of flood. As an or-
dinary, garden-variety mining shark,
what would I have done?
That answer came pat, also. I
should have taken the old gentleman’s
money, trusting to the rising flood to
make him sick of his bargain in due
out for anything he could get.
“I believe I have it doped out,” 1
told Daddy at the end of the cogitating
pause; and then I passed the infer-
ences along to him. The immediate
effect was to evoke a couple of his
quaint substitutes for profanity.
“Jehoiachim-to-breakfast!” he ex-
claimed; “I'll be ding-swizzled if I
don’t believe you've struck the true
lead, Stannie, my son! If you have,
here’s what follers: Charley Buller-
ton’s here to do the dickerin’ for that
same old high-bindin’ Cinnabar outfit
that did your gran’paw up. They sold
for half a million 'r so and now they're
willin’ to buy back for thirty or forty
or fifty thousand. By Jezebel! I just
knew that slick-tongued rooster was
tryin’ to work some skin game!”
“Yet he is going to marry your
daughter,” I put in grimly.
At this the old man turned gloomy-
serlous in the batting of an eye, draw-
ing his mouth down at the corner and
sucking hard at the pipe which had
long since burned out.
“That's been a-pinchin’ ime like =a
tight boot, Stannie,” he admitted. “it
you'd ast me afore he come, I'd ‘a’
told you she hadn't a morsel o use
for that con-dummed blowhard. But
just you look at the way things are |
stackin’ up now! He's snoopin’ "round
her mighty near all the whole time |
and she hain’t never once give me the
wink to send him a-kitin’, like Tn
itchin’ to!”
He told me to.lock. I had been look-
ing until my eyes ached. Tlie indi-
cations were all one way,
them; with only one little impulsive
Riss to put in the other pan of the
scale. I didn’t tell Daddy about the
kiss; but I did tell him that Jeanie
had told me not to sell the Cinnabar.
“So?” he commented, livening up a
little. “That brings on more talk.
Reckon you can make out to hang onto
the old cow’s tail for a spell longer?”
I took time to consider my answer.
“I've been wondering if, all things
given their due footing, it were worth
while to hang on, Daddy. As matters
stand now, Bullerton is stuck unless
I sell out to him. 1f I should take my
foot in my hand and walk out, he'd
be left up in the air. But, on the oth-
er hand, there's Jeanie, If she's go-
ing to marry Bullerton, why, that's a
horse of another color. I'm not enough
of a dog-in-the-manger to bite her nose
off to spite Bullerton’s face.”
“Um,” was the grunted response.
Then, with a side swipe that IT wasn't
looking for: “Charley Bullerton’s been
hintin’ round that you're tied up with
a girl back East. Is that so?—or is it
on’y another one 0’ his frilly lies?”
I laughed.
“I wish I knew, Daddy; I'd sure tel!
you if I would anybody. We were
really engaged—the back-East girl and
I; but T don’t think we are now. and
I don’t think she thinks so. Anyway.
she called it all off when we found out
—or thought we found out—that my
grandfather hadn't left me anything
in his will. She’s like Jeanie says she
is, you know: she’s got to mary
“Jus’ 80,” he .s9id, with a
grim glint in the mild blue eyes. “Al!
the same, if you had the old Cinnabar |
in slap-up workin’ order, 1 reckon you'd
have to go back yonder and marry
her, wouldn't ye?”
“I'd be in honor bound to offer to.
“That don’t sound much like you was
carin’ a whole lot for her.” he obh-
jected gravely.
I despaired in advance of making
him understand the lack of sentiment
in the case, or the viewpoint from
which any such condition could be con-
sidered as a human possibility. He
was much too simple-hearted. So i
got rid of the Lisette obstacle, or got
around it, as best J could.
“She has been free for several weeks,
now ; in all probability she is wearing
some other fellow’s ring by this time.
But about the Cinnabar: assuming
that my string of guesses is hitched
up to the true state of affairs, what
would you advise me to do? Shali
I hang on—with no prospect, that !}
can see, of getting anywhere on my
own hook? Or shall I sell out to Bul-
lerton and thus let your daughter in
for a wife’s share of a possible for-
“Gosh-all-hemlock!” he sputtered,
“when you line it up that-away, I
reckon I ain’t the man to tell you what
to do!” Then, as upon a second and
belated thought: “Jeanie says for you
not to sell; if she said that to me, I'd
hang on till the cows come home. I
would so!”
I got up and knocked the ashes from
my pipe.
“And that, Daddy, is precisely what
I'm going to do,” I said; and the say-
ing of it ended the conference in the
abandoned tunnel of the “Little Jean-
The Deep-Wells.
The next morning I turned out at
break of day, before anybody else was
up, slipped into my clothes, straight-
ened up my bunk, and dropped through
the ladder hatchway to the main-deck.
I had told myself that the reason
for the daybreak turn-out was a desire
to see if the railroad people really had
been sufficiently in earnest about the
proposed copper mine branch to make
a survey for it; but the true underly-
ing push was a biting reluctance to
have anything more to do with Buller-
ton, or even to sit at table with him,
Tiptoeing through the common room,
so as not to wake Daddy Hiram, I
broke into Jeanie’s kitchen and raided
the cupboard for a bite of something
to eat. There was plenty of bread,
and some cold fried ham, and cutting
‘a couple of generous sandwiches, I
hiked out to make my breakfast in
the open.
Raided the Cupboard for a Bite of
Something to Eat.
The sandwiches disposed of, I began
{ to quarter the bench woodland back
and forth, searching for some indica-
tions of the railroad survey. In due
! time I found one of the location stakes.
tons of |
and from its facing and the markings
on it, got the direction of the proposed
line and was able to trace it for some
distance along the bench. As Dad-
dy had said, it ran within a few hun-
dred yards of the Cinnabar claim, and
a short sidetrack would make his sug-
gestion perfectly feasible; our ore
could be shot into the cars with but a |
single handling.
From tracing the railroad survey, I
edged around to take another look at
the possibilities of the drainage tunnel
Daddy and I had figured on. Going
over the ground this second time, and
with some better knowledge of the dif-
ficulties, it appeared that we must have
ridiculously underestimated the prob-
able cost. Pacing the distances care-
fully, and guessing at the differences
in altitude by the heights of the trees,
1 saw that it wouldn’t be safe to count
upon less than a mile of tunneling,
and this, in the solid porphyry of Old
Cinnabar, and in a situation remote
from the nearest base of supplies,
would run—no, it wouldn't run; it
would fairly gallop into money.
Was this what Bullerton meant to do
if he could oust me? That he was ut-
terly confident of his ability to drain
me Cinnabar was evident. But how
was it to be done? Would he, or his
backers, be willing to spend a quar-
ter of a million or more, and the better |
part of a year’s time, driving that
mile-long tunnel?
(Continued next week).
ree pf eee ee
Mrs. Thomas Jodon returned home
on Sunday last after spending ten
days at the home of Prof. Jonas Wag-
ner, at Capitol Hill, Harrisburg.
Jack Noll, wife and daughter Jean
returned on Saturday night, after a
week’s sojourn in Woodlawn, Beaver
county. They divided their time be-
tween the Kirkwoods, Leslie Miller
and Pittsburgh.
Prof. John Herman and wife, of
Philadelphia, after spending their hol-
iday vacation with their parents, re-
turnad to their home on Tuesday last.
i John says if he ever worked double
time he surely did on this occasion.
Charles Rimmey, a progressive far-
mer of Pennsvalley, has purchased
the former property of the late Mrs.
Charlotte Eckenroth, consisting of
two houses and three acres of ground,
from E. H. Zeigler, of Madisonburg.
Consideration $2000 cash.
Mrs. Esther Melroy had the misfor-
tune to fall on the ice on Monday last,
and was painfully injured; so much |
so that she was obliged to call into
requisition a wheel chair. Her hus-
band, Raymond Melroy, is absent from
home, touring the Anthracite region
on official business.
Ten teams are busily engaged in
transporting standard props to the
Pleasant Gap station for shipment by
the P. R. R. The other vast accumu-
lations of finished products of the Me-
Nitt-Huyett Lumber Co. are lying
dormant. No market up to this time
for the same is in sight. It is grati-
fying to note that this extensive firm
is doing its utmost to continue their
old employees at work, market or no
It may seem a little discouraging
when you occasionally see a family
buying a bushel of coal on a cold win-
try day. However, we have but few
families who are driven to that un-
pleasantness. Our favorite industry,
Whiterock Quarries, is doing its ut-
most to give employment to all that
they can place under these stringent
times, so that most of our communi-
ty are employed and little suffering
is noticeable. It is rumored that the
corporation is running at a loss, but
is eager to retain as many of its old
employees as possible. This situation
is to be commended, and is apparently
appreciatel by the ones directly con-
Our Methodist cantata of the holi-
day week was, as usual, a decided suc-
cess and was patronized to the full
extent of the church capacity. All
the performers acquitted themselves
admirably well. Frank Milward, act-
ing in the capacity of Kris Kinkle,
was complimented on all sides for the
able manner in which he conducted
his assignment, while his son, a
youngster not much larger than a
pound of soap, proved to be the clown
for the occasion, rendered remarkable
service and was vociferously applaud-
ed. The youngster played his part ex-
ceedingly well, in fact all acted their
parts so well that the chronic kickers
were as silent as clams.
East Relief.
July 1st, 1921, the people of Centre
| county contributed the sum of $11,
! 750.67 to the Near East relief, as fol-
at the home of her parents, Mr. and
' Mrs. Joseph Fetzer.
During the year July 1st, 1920, to |
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Witherite and
little daughter Ruth, of Osceola Mills,
spent New Year’s day at the home of
Mr. Witherite’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Witherite.
‘ plaints.
Cl gp
Making Bad Things Worse.
Winter, as if it were an evil
seems io take. delight in making bad
things worse. Rheumatism twists harder,
twinges sharper, ecatarrh becomes more
annoying, and the many symptoms of
scrofula are developed and aggravated.
These are common diseases, and it is a
wonder that more people don’t get rid of
Hood’s Sarsaparilla has been very sue-
cessful in the treatment of these com-
It is easily obtained, and there
is abundant testimony that its effects are
| radical and permanent.
In cases where a laxative or cathartic is
| needed, it is well to supplement Hood's
Sarsaparilla with ITood's Pills, which are
lows: :
I AATONSBUPrE .... 0. ie. oats ane eased 102.45
1AXEe Mann ......0...o0n coveencnn 10.00
Bellefonte .........¢c.o cc eonns. 4086.47 |
Blanchard *.. 00. 0... 0... 0... 95.06
rt BoISPUrE &.. .. ae 407.72
wCoenttpe Hall .......... ccc... is, 388.53
Clarenee |... criccerercnernnens 40.00
Coleville .......c.....c0ivvnen cee. 11.00
tCODULIY. ie tries etinan snes 17.83
LEarmers Mills ....... 0. 0... 26.50
Filmore ...ccc.cceive. rile vei 30.00
| Gatesburg ..............00ienen. 62.00
{HOWHFE ......J ... co. 0s dinrniness 258.49
CHublerSburg i es eae 35.00
JUHA ra aan. 20.00
| Lemont and Oak Hall Station ... 166.46
I Madisonburg ... 0... 0th hud, 49.00
Martha Furnace .................. 40.65
Milesburg .. oe 64.25
: Millheim 271.44
' Monument 69.35
| Moshannon 39.00
{ Mount Eagle 10.00
ORVISEON lh a. 200.42
Penn Hall .2.........00. ini 90.00
Philipsburg. ........... Lo et. 1835.85
wPineiQGrove: Mills ....... 0.0.0. hl. 152.00
Pleasant (ap ,......... conan 3
Port Matilda
BeberShuUrS ........ coher chal
qunyille ooo aaa
Snowshoe Fo 0 a
Snydertown i... .u 0 isin Guives
Spring Mills
State College
Stormstown ........... 0
Woodward... ......c.. cou Lu 10.00
Yarnell oo. a ey 10.00
Zion Lda La io6.41
Centre County Grange ..L......... 50.00
Centre County League of Women
Voters L.,..... 0. ae 60.00
Centre County W. C. T. U, $120.00
(credited to communities).
Brungart Lutheran Church (Miles
Township) .......... ie 5.00
Fairview Union
(Boggs Town: ).00
Houserville Charg
ren Churelt” oo 0, L,.. 35.55
i Nittany Valley Charge, Reformed
Chueh. i iin snes asivnnnss 99.2
Pine Hall Lutheran Church ..... 69.00
Shiloh Lutheran Church ......... 120.00
St. Paul's Union Sunday School
} (Heines Township) .......... 17.62
Not Located. ....W....0.0.0... 44.77
i a a
| Total... ...,............. 511,750.07
; This amount is the cash paid in
i during the fiscal year July, 1920,—
July, 1921. Bellefonte, Boalsburg,
Clarence, Lemont and State College
had a considerable amount in pledges
| made in February, 1921, but only what
| was paid on them before July first is
included here. All money paid after
i that date goes toward the 1921—1922
quota, just as pledges made in Feb-
{ ruary, 1920, and partly or wholly paid
{after July first of this year helped
| very materially to increase the 1920
{—1921 amount. This means that
i Centre county in the past year has
| cared for 195 orphans at $60.00 an
{ orphan. Let us try to keep the 195
{ alive through the coming year.
Bellefonte, Centre Hall,
| burg, Linden Hall, Philipsburg, State
, College and Tusseyville have given
very substantial amounts of second
hand and new clothing.
If any communities not listed here
have sent in either money or clothing,
will they kindly report to the county
| chairman that full credit may be giv-
en them.
Chairman Centre County
Near East Relief.
Mrs. Witter, of Harrisburg, came
er, at Reedsville.
James Smith, of
spent the Christmas vacation
his mother, Mrs. Issac Smith.
Prof. and Mrs. Reitz spent several
| weeks at the home of the Ilatter’s
mother, Mrs. Aaron Thomas.
The schools re-opened on Monday,
| with a good attendance. The week’s
| orasion was enjoyed by all the pu-
| pis.
| Miss Elizabeth Boozer, of Pitts-
| burgh, spent her vacation at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A.
| Boozer.
| “Week of Prayer” services have
| been attended very well here. The
i different ministers have given us
some very good sermons.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Fisher,
| after
Capt. G. M. Boal spent Christmas |
with his daughter, Mrs. Charles Mey- |
gentle, thorough and effective. 67-1
PROVED JULY 23, 1888.
at a regular meeting assembled, and it is
hereby ordained and enacted by authority
{of the same that from and after the pas-
sage of this Ordinance the several ire
Companies, now in existence and recog- |
nized in the Borough of Bellefonte as be-
longing to and being a part of the Fire
Department of said Borough, as well as
any which may hereafter be organized or
chartered and recognized by said DBor-
ough, shall together form the Fire Depart-
ment of the Borough of Bellefonte. Each
of the Companies, now recognized us
forming a part of the ire Department of
said Borough, are evidenced by a certifi-
cate from the Town Council, signed by '
the President, and attested by the Clerk
thereof, and have affixed the corporate or
common seal of the Borough, which cer-
tificates have been or should be framed by
the Companies to whom granted and hung
in a conspicuous place in the meeting
room of such Company. Like certificates
shall be granted by the Town Council to
any new Companies, which may be form-
ed and recognized by said Council as
forming a portion of the Fire Department
of said Borough, who shall be required to !
comply with the ¢onditions, hereinabove
stated, relative to the present Companies.
shall at all times be under the direction.
control and supervision of an officer, whe
shall be styled the Chief Marshal of the |
Fire Department, and the Chief Director
of each of the said several Fire Compa-
nies, now or hereafter recognized as part
of the Fire Department, shall be assistants
to the said Chief Marshal and shall at all
times be subject to his order and direc-
tion. All changes or repairs to any fire
apparatus or equipment shall be made and
done by order of said Chief Marshal, who
I shall also purchase all supplies and repairs
Hublers- |
for same.
SECTION 3. The Chief Marshal may
or may not he a member of a Fire Compa-
ny, but shall not be an officer or member
of any committee of the same. He shall
Lold his office for the term of one yea:
and shall be elected by the Town Council
at its second regular meeting in January
in each and every year and shall serve un-
til his successor has been duly elected.
SECTION 4. In case of a vacancy in
the office of Chief Marshal, by reason of
death, resignation, refusal to serve, re-
moval from the Borough, or by removal
i from office, such vacancy shall be filled by
the Town Council by the election of anoth-
er person for the unexpired term. Pro-
. vided further, that said Council may for
any reason, which to them may seem just
‘and proper, by a two-thirds vote of all
to the Arney home on Tuesday after- |
members, declare the office of Chief Mar-
shal vacant, and proceed to fill the same
by an election for the unexpired term.
(is or shall be made against the Chief Di-
rector of a Itire Company, charging such
person as being incompetent or as having
neglected to perform his duty, the Town
| Council shall at its next meeting take the
Saas | necessary meas
res to
charge or charges and to that end the
Council shail notify the party accused in
writing, wherewith he stands charged or
shall designate in such notice a time and
place when and where the charges will be |
investigated and when the accused may
be heard, and at the time so designated
| the said Council shall hear and determine
whether the charges made are sustained,
and, if sustained, it shall be the duty of
the Fire Company, of which said Chief
Director is a member, to forthwith elect
some other member of its organization in
i his place and stead for the unexpired term.
SECTION 6. That the said Chief Mar-
shal and the Chief Directors, when elected
to the said several offices, shall be sworn
by the Chief Burgess to perform their re-
spective duties with fidelity and to the |
Chief Marshal
best of their ability.
SECTION 7. That the
shall have absolute control over the direc-
. tion of all firemen and all fire apparatus
‘and equipment during and at the time of
i spending a delightful Christmas with
{ their daughter, at Cresona, returned
| to their home last Thursday.
| The young people of our town who
are students in different institutions
{ of learning returned to their respect-
| ive schools during the past week.
| Mrs. John Auman, who was fright-
| fully shocked when the storm unroof-
i ed their house several weeks ago, was
| taken to the Bellefonte hospital over
a week ago.
| Several cases of flu have developed
{in and around Potters Mills. John
Blauser, a boy of fifteen or sixteen
| years, was the first victim. He took
sick on Sunday and died on Monday.
Rev. W. R. Picken was quite ill over
last Sunday. He was threatened with
pneumonia, but has greatly improved
during the week. Mrs. J. H. Puff and
Mrs. I. M. Arney were also threaten-
ed with pneumonia recently. The
dread disease seems to be quite prev-
alent. So many people are suffering
from very severe colds.
Edward Lucas is visiting among
friends in Pihladelphia.
Mrs. D. F. Poorman spent the week-
end at Williamsport, visiting among
ited at the home of Mrs. Annie Lucas,
on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Shutt and three
children, of Bellefonte, spent Sunday
at the home of E. S. Bennett.
W. T. Kunes and sister, Mrs. Addie
night at the home of L. J. Heaton.
Mrs. Clair Poorman and two chil-
dren, of Hornell, N. Y., are visiting at
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Walker.
Hayden Sparks, of Washington, D.
C., and Miss Verda Sparks, of Altoo-
na, spent Sunday with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Sparks.
Mrs. Edward Reese and
Daniel Houseman, of Altoona, vis- |
| every six months.
Swisher, of Mill Hall, spent Friday
fires, and for any insubordination thereat
may suspend from the Department any
member or members of their Company for
such period as he may deem proper, sub-
ject to an appeal by such suspended mem- ;
ber or members to the Town Council,
which shall thereupon investigate the ecir-
cumstances of such suspension, and shall
concur in the action of said Marshal or
shall reinstate the member or members so
the Borough Police force and the patrol,
hereinafter provided for, to exclude every
person from in any manner interfering
with the functions of the Department while
on duty at a fire, except owners of prop-
erty in the immediate vicinity of such fire
or persons having a pecuniary interest
therein or their agents.
SECTION 9. The said Chief Marshal
and the patrol, hereinafter named, shall
severally have the power and authority to
arrest and take into custody any person
or persons who shall persist in any unau-
thorized interference with the firemen or
with the fire apparatus and equipment used
by the Department during and at the time
of the fire and such offender or offenders
to convey before the Chief Burgess or any
Justice of the Peace of the said Borough,
and upon conviction of any such offend-
er before the said Burgess or Justice of
the Peace, he shall forfeit and pay a fine
of not less than Five Dollars nor more
than Twenty Dollars at the discretion of
said Burgess or Justice of the Peace and
in default of payment of such fine shall be
committed to the Jail of Centre County for
a period of one day for each and every
dollar of fine so imposed.
SECTION 10. That the said Chief Mar-
shal shall keep a record of all fires and in
such record shall note the time and place
of occurrence, and shall ascertain, if pos-
sible, the cause or origin of such fires, to-
gether with the amount of insurance, if
any, on the property destroyed and the
amount of actual loss sustained, which
record shall at all times be open to the
inspection of the Town Council and to such
other person or persons, who may have a
pecuniary or public interest therein. It
shall be the further duty of the said Chief
Marshal to inspect the entire fire appara-
tus and equipment at least once a month,
and to test the fire hose at least once
He shall also in the
months of October and April of each year
at the first meeting of the Town Council
in said month, render to the Council a de-
tailed report, which shall show the num-
ber of firemen in the respective organiza-
tions, composing the Fire Department, the
number of fires that shall have occurred
during the preceding six months, the
amount and condition of hose and other
equipment, as well as the conditions gen-
erally of said Department.
It shall be the further and especial duty
of the said Chief Fire Marshal to inspect
dwelling houses and other buildings in |
the Borough, wherever there may be cause
The Department so created |
That whenever complaint
investigate the .
That the said Chief Mar-
shal is hereby authorized with the aid of |
pipe or pipes pass through a ceiling or
ceilings or project through the roof without
being made sufficiently secure against acci-
dent by fire and in case any such dan-
gerous flue or pipe is found or other con-
dition, which might cause fire, he shall at
once report the same to the proper com-
mittee of the Town Council and recom-
mend action in the premises according to
the ordinance in such case made and pro-
vided: and in case he should discover or
learn of the existence of any other ele-
ment, which is dangerous or likely to be-
come dangerous, he shall likewise report
the same to the proper committee of
Council with recommendation as to the
proper action to be taken to speedily
abate or remove the dangerous element.
SECTION 11. Each Fire Company shalt
on or before the second regular meeting
of Council in January of each and every
year hereafter recommend to Council six
persons, members of said Companies, each
of whom shall be qualified to act as driver
and operator of cars equipped with triple
combination fire extinguishing apparatus;
whereupon said Council at said meeting
shall elect four of said six persons so
named for the positions aforesaid, who
shall serve for one year. Any of said
drivers and operators may be dismissed
by the Chief Marshal upon approval by
the Town Council for failure to serve, in-
competency or for failure to properly dis-
charge the duties required of such person.
I In case of a vacancy, either by dismissal
as aforesaid, death, resignation, removal
| from the Borough, or otherwise, the Fire
{ Company wherein such vacaney occurs
! shall recommend to Council one more than
| the required number of persons to fill such
i vacancy, whereupon the same shall be
filled by an election by Council for the
unexpired term.
SECTION 12. The Chief Marshal of the
I'ire Department and the Chief Directors
of the Fire Companies, shall make such
{ rules and regulations to regulate the work
i of the several Companies in the Depart-
! ment upon the arrival at fires while re-
| maining thereat and returning therefrom,
and in the caring for and preserving of
"all property, apparatus and equipment of
said Department, as they shall deem prop-
er and necessary.
That from and after the
passage of this Ordinance or when a va-
{ caney shall occur, the Chief Director of
each Company or organization in the Fire
Department shall appoint five of its mem-
bers to be members of the fire pa-
trol. and it. shall be the duty of
the persons composing the fire patrol
to be present at all fires to aid in
rescuing persons and securing property
from burning buildings, to preserve the
: property so rescued and secured from be-
ing stolen or destroyed and to prevent all
unauthorized persons from in any man-
ner interfering with any of the fire ap-
paratus and equipment belonging to the
said Department; provided, however, that
each member of the said fire patrol shall
at all times be subject to and under the
order and direction of the Chief Fire Mar-
SECTION 14. That each and every
! member of the fire patrol shall be sworn
| before the Chief Burgess to discharge
with fidelity all the duties hereby imposed,
and after being so sworn, while in the
line of duty, each member thereof shall
have and exercise all the powers of a po-
liceman- and peace officer.
SECTION 15. That at no time and un-
der no circumstances shall any truck, fire
apparatus or other equipment belonging
' to the Fire Department be removed from
the Borough of Bellefonte without the
consent of the Town Council, unless the
' same shall be required to assist at a fire
in a neighboring town or village and in
that event, not more than one truck, with
i its necessary equipment, shall be removed
from said Borough and then only at the
{instance and direction of the Chief Fire
SECTION 16. That a member of the
Town Council shall not be eligible for the
election to the office of Chief Marshal of
the Fire Department for and during the
term of office, to which he has been elect-
SECTION 17. That all ordinances or
parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith,
as well as the ordinances relating to the
same subject, approved the 23rd day of
July, 1888, are hereby repealed.
ordinance this 19th day of December, A.
D. 1921.
ATTEST: President of Town Council.
Secretary of Council.
AND NOW, January 2nd, 1922, the
above Ordinance returned to said Town
Council with the veto message of the Chief
Burgess and, the same day, by two-thirds
vote of the membership of said Town
Council the foregoing Ordinance was duly
passed over said veto.
Certified from the minutes of said meet-
Secretary of Council.
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