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hii. Bellefonte, Pa., August 4, 1922.
NEWS ABOUT TCWN AND COUNTY.
Centre county’s share of the
gasoline tax for the first six months
of this year is $3,380.
— Members of the Pennsylvania
Funeral Director’s association will
have an outing at Hecla park on
“Thursday of next week, August 10th.
The six week’s summer course
for teachers at State College will end
this week, though many teachers will
probably remain for the eight week’s
——While overseeing the putting of
ice in the refrigerator in her home at
Lewistown, Friday, Miss Mary Gra-
ham fell over a block of ice on the
floor breaking her hip.
——The Woman’s Auxiliary of the
American Legion will hold a festival
on the High school grounds on Friday
evening, August 11th. The proceeds
will go to the home building fund. The
patronage of the public is solicited.
——DMrs. T. G. Cruse is critically ill
at her home at 3450 Parkview Ave.,
Pittsburgh, with no hope of recovery.
Mrs. Cruse has been ill for the past
six months, but it was only recently
that her condition became alarming.
——Rev. S. Earl Orwig, of Philips-
burg, will fill the pulpit in the Presby-
terian church of Bellefonte the follow-
ing two Sundays, both morning and
evening, and during his stay in Belle-
fonte will be a guest of Henry S.
On Tuesday evening, August
8th, the young women of St. Mary’s
Guild of the Episcopal church will
hold an ice cream festival on the
grounds of the Bellefonte Academy.
The patronage of the public is cor-
——A special meeting of the
Brooks-Doll Post of the American Le-
gion will be held at the court house
next Tuesday evening for the purpose
of making arrangements for a big Le-
gion picnic to be held at Hecla park
on September 4th (Labor day). This
will be the last big picnic of the sea-
Citizens of Gregg township are
making arrangements for a big com-
munity picnic to be held in a grove
near Spring Mills on Friday of next
week, August 11th. There will be
band concerts, a good program of
sports of various kinds, and lots of
fun and amusement. The public is
——Next week there will be no
Chautauqua nor carnival, but the
Scenic will be open for your amuse-
ment and entertainment every even-
ing during the week. The Scenic
gives more for less money than any
other kind of entertainment in Belle-
fonte, and every program is new and
the best that can be secured.
——Work on straightening the
state highway between Centre Fur-
nace and State College is progressing
rapidly and will likely be completed
this fall. The straightening of the
road eliminates several very danger-
ous curves and shortens the distance
between Lemont and the College. The
work is being done by the Highway
——Perley J. Emery, alias James
W. Hastings, was electrocuted at the
Rockview penitentiary on Monday
morning for the murder of park guard
Vincent Hanley, in Philadelphia, last
November. Emery’s home was in
Sterling, Mass., and he is said to have
come of a good familv. But his body
was unclaimed and was buried in the
penitentiary cemetery. .
——James K. Barnhart, cashier of
the First National bank, of Bellefonte,
went over to Clearfield on Monday
evening and entered the hospital there
for an operation for the removal of
an incipient goitre by Dr. Water-
worth, a specialist. The operation
was performed very successfully on
Wednesday and Mr. Barnhart came
through it as well as could possibly
——A dispatch from Harrisburg
last Friday announced the appoint-
ment by Auditor General Samuel S.
Lewis of Mrs. Rebecca C. Tuten, of
Philipsburg, as investigator of deaths
for inheritance tax purposes for Cen-
tre county as successor to Toner A.
Hugg, of Milesburg, resigned to ac-
cept a position under the federal gov-
ernment. The position pays one hun-
dred dollars a month and actual ex-
penses necessitated in the prosecution
«of the work.
— Smith’s greater shows, which
have been holding forth this week on
east Bishop street grounds, came to
Bellefonte in a special train of fifteen
cars a little before three o'clock cn
Sunday afternoon.’ It was four
o'clock, however, before they began to
unload, and though they worked late
Sunday evening all their stuff was
not gotten off the train before Mon-
day morning. The unloading of the
carnival offered an attraction for a
large crowd of people.
——Miss Lillian C.” Sheffer, state
fire warden at Coburn, has taken one
of Col. Henry W. Shoemaker’s grey
timber wolves as a house pet and
guardian of her bungalow on Penn’s
creek. She has named the wolf Betty
and claims that it is a particularly in-
telligent and friendly creature. Miss
Sheffer is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Sheffer, of Milroy, but for-
merly of Bellefonte, and with a wolf
as a watch dog at her bungalow we'll
warrant the fact that she has few dis-
turbers of her peace and quietude.
COAL SITUATION ACUTE.
Lowest in Bellefonte Now
Since Year 1906.
Not since the big miner’s strike of
1906 has there been such a low sup-
ply of coal for domestic purposes in
Belefonte as there is at the present
time. People hereabouts have been
viewing the miner’s strike from a dis-
tance, as a thing apart, but when the
fact is realized that the bottom of the
bins in the Bellefonte coal yards has
been reached the strike will be
brought right to the doors of every-
body in Bellefonte. On Tuesday
morning an investigation disclosed the
fact that the only yard in Bellefonte
that had any coal was that of the
Bellefonte Fuel & Supply company.
They had approximately fifty tons of
pea coal, a few tons of bituminous
and a small supply of briquettes.
They have no cars running of either
hard coal or bituminous. The supply
of hard coal is exhausted at the mines,
so that there is little hope of getting
any until the strike is ended. As to
bituminous, the supply from Punxsu-
sawney has been cut off and while
coal can be secured from the Clearfield
and Snow Shoe regions, the price
asked on Monday was six dollars a
ton at the mines. This is the situa-
tion in Bellefonte at present so far as
domestic coal is concerned. The var-
ious industries in and around Belle-
fonte have still got a fairly good sup-
ply on hand, so that they are not
From the above it will be seen that
the situation is realy acute. In 1906
Bellefonte was without a pound of
hard coal for a number of weeks. In
fact it was the day before Thanks-
giving when the first two cars of coal
arrived, and they were distributed in
small dribs to the many waiting cus-
tomers. It is to be hoped that the
situation will not become as acute this
year, though at the present the set-
tlement of the strike looks no nearer
than it did weeks ago.
Policemen Return Many
In another item in this paper men-
tion is made of the fixing up of the old
Moses Thompson home at Centre Fur-
nace as a recreation park. The place
is managed by David Garver and has
been made so attractive that it has be-
come a popular stopping place for
motorists. One night last week sixty
cars were parked along the state
highway while their occupants went
into the park to enjoy the delights of
its attractions. And just at that time
two highway policemen happened
along and naturally could not miss the
cars as they were parked on both sides
of the road so that there was only a
single "track passageway between
The policemen took the numbers of
the tags on every car and turned them
over to. justice of the peace I. J.
Dreese, at Lemont, with instructions
to collect the usual fine for obstruct-
ing the highway and costs, the latter
in each case amounting to about
twelve dollars. The innocently of-
fending motorists, it is said, came
from many parts of the State and
‘Squire Dreese was loath to push the
complaints. He has consulted the dis-
trict attorney and sought other legal
advice and at last reports no decision
had been arrived at. It is even re-
ported that Mi. Garver offered to
stand a portion of the costs if some
settlement could be effected, as he
feels that all the parties were inno-
cent of any infraction of the law.
Ives Harvey May Become State Sun-
day School Secretary.
A tentative offer has been made to
Ives L. Harvey, of Bellefonte, to ac-
cept the position of secretary of the
State Sabbath School association, fill-
ed for a number of years past by W.
G. Landes, of Philadelphia. Mr. Lan-
des has tendered his resignation as
State secretary to accept the post of
general secretary of the World’s Sab-
bath School association, although the
change will not take place for several
Coincident with Mr. Landes’ notice
of resignation John Wanamaker,
president of the State association, and
Mr. Craig, chairman of the executive
board, decided to offer the position to
Mr. Harvey. While the latter has not
yet given a definite answer to the of-
fer should he decide to accept it will
give him a much wider field of work
than he has had as president of the
Centre county association, a position
he filled for five years, or as vice
president of the State association, a
position he now holds. Mr. Harvey is
also a member of the international ex-
ecutive committee. The office of State
secretary, it is said, carries with it a
salary of approximately seven thous-
and dollars a year.
——— eee ne
That New Bank at State College.
The movement for a new bank at
State College has progressed to that
extent that the promotors have receiv-
ed authority from the State banking
commission to proceed with the organ-
ization. The men behind the move-
ment are Frank Armstrong, of Wil-
liamsburg; David Meek, B. F. Homan,
W. H. Baird, Harry Behrer, Howard
Musser, Dr. J. V. Foster, Dr. H. P.
Dale, Marion Meyer, Harry Showers,
Linn R. Daugherty, and Martin H.
Knutsen, all of State College, aud A.
J. Hazel, of Boalsburg. The bank
will be called the People’s National
bank of State College, and it will be
located in the Meek building. David
Meek will be selected as cashier.
— The justly famous Boys’ band |
from the Loysville Orphans Home, a!
Lutheran institution, will appear in |
Bellefonte Friday evening, September |
4th. There are forty-four boys in the
band, ranging in age from 6 to 16.
——Joseph Lodge, chief engineer
for the United Telephone company,
with headquarters at Lancaster, died
at his home in Buffalo, on July 25th,
following an illness of six months.
Mr. Lodge was well known to many
business men here through his fre-
quent visits to Bellefonte.
——On Monday Harry Ruhl mov-
ed his barber shop and cigar store
from the basement of Montgomery &
Co’s store back to his old location un-
ter the remodeled First National
bank, where he is fixed up about as
nice and convenient as it is possible
——James R. Hughes, headmaster
of the Bellefonte Academy, was at
home over Sunday and continues to
improve in health. Since leaving
Bellefonte several weeks ago he has
been with his brother Edward at De-
troit, Mich., where he has been in
touch with his physician at Mount
Clemens and in a position to take sev-
eral additional treatments. Most of
his time, however, has been spent in
motoring over Michigan and Ohio
with his brother looking up prospec-
tive students for the Bellefonte Acad-
The funeral of Corporal Albert
Sager, the young soldier killed in a
motor truck accident at Jenners, Som-
erset county, on Tuesday evening of
last week, was held on Friday after-
noon and was one of the largest mil-
itary funerals held in Bellefonte in
years. The Odd Fellows band and a
large delegation of the Brooks-Doll
Post of the American Legion led the
procession to the United Evangelical
church, where the services were held.
Rev. Reed O. Steely officiated and was
assisted by Rev. George E. Smith and
Rev. Wilson P. Ard. As a mark of re-
spect to his memory the match facto-
ry was closed to enable the employees
to attend the funeral.
——That old saw about Mary cross-
ing the mountain is a myth so far as
Bellefonte is concerned. She crossed
on July 2nd in a heavy downpour of
rain and old-time prognosticators de-
clared it would rain six Sundays in
succession but the first rain Bellefonte
has had since July 2nd was that of
Monday evening, and it was only
enough to freshen up the surface of
the ground. This lack of rain does
not apply to all of Centre county,
however, as very few sections have
suffered with the dry weather as
Bellefonte. All of the gardens have
been affected by the long dry spell and
what promised to be bountiful crops
of vegetables will give but a meagre
rn —————— a p———
——The general merchandise store
of Roy Miles, at Claysburg, Blair
county, was burned to the ground with
all its contents at an early hour Mon-
day morning. Mr. Miles, who was
born and reared in the vicinity of Un-
ionville, went to Claysburg about two
years ago and started work on a store
building, but a mysterious fire one
night burned all the lumber he had on
the ground. He secured other lum-
ber, erected the building and was ap-
parently quite successful when his
business was entirely wiped out on
Monday morning by a fire believed to
be of incendiary origin. Mr. Miles
suffered nervous collapse as the re-
sult of the fire and his condition is
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——The merging of the American
Lime and Stone company with the
Charles Warner concern has resulted
in bringing to Bellefonte quite a num-
ber of salaried officials and employees
who are having some difficulty in get-
ting comfortably located. In addition
to the officials of the Charles Warner
company transferred here in connec-
tion with the merger the moving of
the head offices of the American Lime
and Stone company from Tyrone to
Bellefonte brought here three men
and three young women. While all of
them have secured temporary quar-
ters some of them are looking for per-
manent homes, but the scarcity of de-
sirable houses makes this a rather dif-
——When the Bellefonte hospital
association planned to hold a picnic at
Hecla park in order to raise money to
pay off some of the obligations of the
institution, quite a number of people
in Bellefonte became very much ex-
cited because paddle wheels were to
be allowed as a means of increasing
the income at the picnic. The result
was the picnic was called off. On Sun-
day afternoon five hundred people
spent hours at the railroad depot
watching a carnival unload, and not-
withstanding the fact that this is the
third carnival that has been in Belle-
fonte this summer, all of them coming
in and unloading on Sunday, not a
voice was raised in protest, so far as
we have been able to learn, and not a
kick has been made against any of the
methods in vogue at the carnivals to
separate a man from his money. The
“Watchman” is finding no fault with
the carnival, which is showing in the
interest of the Undine fire company.
The firemen are entitled to support,
and the big regret is that they will
benefit by only a small per cent. of
the money spent, but why the big
kick over a few little paddle wheels
at a hospital benefit and such utter
disregard of everything else.
New Residents of Bellefonte.
The merger of the American Lime
and Stone and the Warner interests,
together with the removal of the gen-
eral offices of the former to Bellefonte
have brought a number of persons
who will probably make this place
their permanent home. Among them
Mr. C. B. Nicholson, sales manager
of the company, who is living in Ty-
rone at present but would like to se-
cure a house or an apartment so that
he can bring Mrs. Nicholson here.
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Bingaman
with their children are already locat-
ed in the home of Mr. Thaddeus Ham-
ilton, on Howard street. Mr. Binga-
man is acting purchasing agent of the
company and may be expected to take
a hand in local politics here after his
newness wears off. He was president
of the town council of Bridgeport
when he moved from there and was
active in all that town’s municipal un-
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Taylor are
known here, since they lived here be-
fore Mr. Taylor gave up his position
with the Titan Metal Co., to act as
accountant for the American Co., in
So are the Miles Barrs, who return
here after an absence of some years.
Mr. Barr will be the auditor of the
Mr. and Mrs. George Purnell came
from Wilmington, Del. Mr. Purnell
is 2 salesman.
Miss Isabel Nevling and Miss Hel-
en Calderwood, of Tyrone, have come
to continue their stenographic work
here and the merger has necessitated
the addition of three others to their
force. They are Misses Katharine
Musser, Augusta Shoemaker and Ma-
ry Rankin, who will leave her posi-
tion in Harrisburg to return home in
a few weeks.
We welcome all the newcomers to
Bellefonte. But regret that all of
them are Republicans.
Real Estate Changes at State College.
Real estate at State College contin-
ues in demand at unprecedented
prices. Some time ago Dr. Grover
Glenn purchased the John W. Stuart
property which had eighty-four foot
frontage and just recently he sold six-
ty-four feet of the lot, including the
buildings, to Maurice Baum for
$25,000. On the twenty feet he re-
served he will erect an office building
for himself. The lot adjoining the
above property, on which there is a
small storeroom was purchased by Dr.
L. E. Kidder for $15,000, and within
forty-eight hours he sold it to Carl
Weaver, of Weaver's cash grocery,
Bellefonte, for $16,000. As soon as
the new owners get possession of the
property an up-to-date tea room will
be opened in the building with Mrs.
Albert Spengler in charge.
The John W. Gray building, on Al-
len street, was purchased last week
by Major Eugene Lederer for $30,000,
the Major making the deal for anoth-
er party whose identity has not yet
In a property owned by J. Laird
Holmes, on Allen street, is located
Montgomery & Co’s store, a grocery
store and a barber shop. The propri-
etor of the barber shop purchased his
building and site for $10,Q00 while
Montgomery & Co. purchased the
building they are in and the grocery
store for $20,000, intending to erect a
handsome and up-to-date store build-
ing on the whole lot.
Almost fabulous offers have been
made for other properties at the Col-
lege but the owners seem reluctant to
part with them at any price.
The old Moses Thompson place near
the College has been fixed up as a rec-
reation park, with a swimming pool,
dancing pavilion, etc. A general ad-
mission is charged to the grounds,
which is the only charge made.
Black and White Orchestra to Play
for Business Men’s Picnic.
The Black and White orchestra, of
York, Pa., has been secured to play
for the dancing afternoon and even-
ing at the big business men’s picnic
to be held at Hecla park on Thursday,
August 17th. This will assure good
music for those who love to trip the
The morning baseball game will be
between the State College and
Stormstown teams. These nines are
so evenly matched that they have al-
ready played two tie games and the
game at the picnic will decide the
championship for the western end of
Centre county. The afternoon game
will be between the Harrisburg and
Williamsport motive power teams of
the Pennsylvania railroad, and will be
equal in interest to a big league con-
An experienced caterer will serve
meals at noontime and in the even-
ing at reasonable prices to all those
who do not care to take a basket.
Keep the date in mind, August 17th.
Many Children Registered for Elk’s
Over four hundred children have so
far registered for the “kiddies picnic”
to be given by the Bellefonte Lodge of
Elks at Hecla park next Thursday,
August 10th. There is still plenty of
time to register, and even if some
children fail to register it will not bar
them from going to the picnic, as all
will be welcome. The age limit is
from 6 to 14 years. A good program
of amusements has been arranged for
the children and enough older people
will go along to see that the children
are properly cared for during their
NEWS PURELY PERSONAL.
— Miss Anna M. Miller, of Salona, spent
Wednesday and Thursday in Bellefonte.
—Mrs. Kiernan, of Somerset, was a guest
of Mrs. R. M. Beach while in Bellefonte the
early part of the week.
—Mrs. W. F. Reeder arrived here from
California this week, being called to Belle-
fonte to look after some business interests.
—Frank Shilling accompanied Mr and
Mrs. John Tonner Harris to Wilkinsburg
Friday, remaining there to spend his va-
—Logan Long returned to his work at
Port Matilda Tuesday afternoon, after
spending several days with the family in
—Mrs. Joseph Runkle is anticipating a
trip across to the Pacific coast, expecting
to leave in September to spend the winter
with her sister, in California.
—William B. Wallis, of Pittsburgh,
joined Mrs. Wallis in Bellefonte for the
week-end, Mrs. Wallis being here with her
mother, Mrs. Conley, for the summer.
—Mr. and Mrs. William M. Bottorf and
son Robert spent from Saturday until
Tuesday visiting friends at Scranton, with
side trips to Wilkes-Barre and other towns
in that section.
—Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Kilpatrick have
been entertaining Dr. Kilpatrick's parents,
both well known artists of America and
Europe. Mr. and Mrs. Kilpatrick have a
residence in both Pittsburgh and New
—Mrs. Harlan Peabody, who has been in
Bellefonte for the past month with her
aunt and sister, Miss Powell and Miss
Josephine White, left Wednesday to join
Mr. Peabody in St. Louis, for the return
trip to Oklahoma.
—Mrs. George S. Green, of Lock Haven,
and her sister, Mrs. Norman Sherer, of
tending, were all day guests of Mrs. W.
¥. Reynolds, Wednesday, coming here
from Lock Haven, where Mrs. Sherer is
now visiting with her sister.
—Mrs. John Brown, of York, Pa., a sis-
ter-in-law of T. C. Brown, with her son
toy and his wife, stopped in Bellefonte
last Friday for a day with Mrs. Clayton
Brown. The party was on a motor trip
through central Pennsylvania.
—Mrs. F. A. Fink, of Altoona, was in
Bellefonte Tuesday on her way to Pleasant
Gap, expecting to go from there for a vis-
it of a week with Mrs. Charles Robb, at
State College. Mrs. Robb’s illness was the
reason for Mrs. Fink's visit at this time.
—After a delightful visit of five weeks
with friends in Cincinnati Miss Virginia
Healey, daughter of deputy warden and
Mrs. F. J. Healey, of Rockview, returned
home last week, accompanied by her
friend, Miss Blanche Langmead, who will
spend some time at the Healey home.
—Robert Morris was called to Kenne-
bunk Port, Maine, Sunday, by the critical
illness of Mrs. Morris’ mother, Mrs. Tit-
com, who died the early part of the
week, at her home in that place. Mrs.
Morris and her two sons have made their
home with Mrs. Titcom for several years.
—John VanPelt, of Johnstown, spent
Sunday in Bellefonte and did not seem
very optimistic as to the early settlement
of the coal strike. In fact he stated that
a mine he is interested in had been in op-
eration right along until the sending of the
troops into Cambria county, when all their
miners quit and the mine is now idle,
—Rev. David R. Evans, with Mrs. Ev-
ans and their two children left at six
o'clock on Monday morning to motor to
Saltsburg, Indiana county, to attend the
young people’s conference held there this
week. This is the beginning of the pas-
tor’'s month's vacation but he has arrang-
ed for regular church services during his
—Miss Isabel Young came to Bellefonte
from Pittsburgh last Saturday to spend
her two week’s vacation with her parents,
Chaplain and Mrs. T. W. Young. The lat-
ter have had as a guest since the Fourth
of July their grand-daughter, Miss Isabel
Epley, of Pittsburgh, who usually spends
as much of her vacation as possible in
—Mr. and Mrs. James Straub, of Cleve-
land, Ohio, have been in Bellefonte for a
week, visiting with Mr. Straub’s father
and sister, Elmer Straub and Miss Anna,
at their home on Linn street. Mr. and
Mrs. Straub will return home by the way
of Buffalo, where Mrs. Straub will visit
for several weeks at her former home, Mr.
Straub returning at once to Cleveland.
—Mrs. Percy Blackford with her two
sons, Sidney and Tom, and her daughter,
Mrs. Lawrence Hulne and her daughter,
Betty, drove in from New Castle Saturday,
for a week’s visit here with Mr. Black-
ford’s sister, Mrs. Sidney Keefer. Mrs.
Hulne, who before her marriage, was Miss
Grace Blackford, drives her own car, the
remainder of the party being her guests
on the trip over.
—The Misses Sara and Betty Stevenson,
who are spending their vacation with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Stevenson,
at Waddle, will leave on the 25th of this
month to return to San Antonio to report
for duty. The Misses Stevenson have been
in service as professional nurses for al-
most four years and in a month after their
arrival in Texas, will leave for Manilla, for
a period of two years.
—C. 8. Krick, general manager of the P.
R. R.,, with Mrs. Krick, and James C.
Johnson, general superintendent of trans-
portation, with Mrs. Johnson, were guests
last week of Miss Louise and Lawrence
McMullen, at their home at Hecla. On
their return drive home to Philadelphia
Friday, Miss McMullen was their guest
and has been there visiting with Mr. and
Mrs. Johnson for the past week.
—A party including Misses Frances Wil-
lard, Anna Straub, Marion Bauer, Alice
Waite, Mrs. Clarence Williams and Rachel
Lambert, all members of the XY. W. C, A,,
of Bellefonte, will leave this afternoon for
the Y¥. W. C. A. camp at Canadohta Lake,
near Union City, where they will spend
two weeks. Upon the expiration of their
stay there, Miss Willard, Miss Straub and
Miss Lambert will go to Pittsburgh for a
visit before returning home.
—Mrs. J. C. Harper and her daughter,
Miss Helen, arrived home Saturday from
a two month’s vacation visit, which Mrs.
Harper terminated at Centre Hall, while
Miss Harper spent her last two weeks at
the “girls camp,” at Fishing creek. Hav-
ing left here the second of June they stop-
ped in Philadelphia for a short time, going
from there to Lynn, Mass., for a visit with
Mrs. Harper's eldest son, Clarence and his
family, then to Brooklyn, to be guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Harper for sever-
al weeks, returning from there to Centre
—Dr. and Mrs. John Sebring are enter-
taining Mrs. Sebring’s sister, Mrs. Mann,
—Mrs. Carl Weaver returned a week ago
from Danville, where she had been a pa-
tient in the Geissinger hospital.
Mrs. Robert Hartle, of Bush's Addition,
was taken to the Altoona hospital Sunday,
where her condition is regarded as very
—Miss Katherine Hoy, of the United Tel-
ephone exchange, will leave Sunday to
spend her two week's vacation with an
aunt at Niagara Falls.
—Mrs. Margaret Waite and her daugh-
ter, Mary Elizabeth, left Tuesday after-
noon for a visit with relatives and friends
in Pittsburgh, and Akron, Ohio.
—Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, of Al-
toona, were Saturday and Sunday guests
of Mr. Schofield’s uncle, James Scho-
field and his family, of south Thomas
—Mr. and Mrs. Harry Keller and their
two sons, Ellis and William; Mr. and Mrs.
Orvis Keller and their child, and Miss
Hart, are among the guests at the Nittany
Country club this week.
—Joseph Glenn, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is
back in Centre county for a visit among
friends at and about State College. Joe is
in the oil business but as his branch of the
work is a little dull now he came east un-
til it picks up a bit.
—Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Benson, of Pitts-
burgh, and Mrs. Ftreet, of New York city,
who had been guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Christ Beezer, left Wednesday to drive to
Brookville, expecting to go on from there
to the Benson home in Pittsburgh.
—Mrs. Louis E. Freidman, of New York
city, and her younger daughter have join-
ed Irene here for the month of August. It
has been Mrs. Freidman's custom since
leaving Bellefonte to spend a part of the
summer here with her mother and brother,
Mrs. Herman Holz and Harry.
—Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shaw and two
children, Mrs. Fenton and son and Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Black, composed a motor party
from Clearfield who spent Sunday at the
Mrs. M. H. Haines home on east Curtin
street. Mrs. Haines also had as a guest
that day Mrs. Oscar Cherry, of Philadel-
—Having had a little business at the
court house yesterday Charles Strouse, of
near State College, brought quite a little
party along with him to visit the shops
here while he looked after the legal affairs.
They were Mrs. Strouse and their children
Mary, Catharine and Ellwood and Mrs.
—Jane Daggett, the elder daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Daggett, and Carrol
Shepley, Mrs. Gregg Curtin’s only daugh-
ter, went to Philadelphia together a week
ago, where Jane will visit with her grand-
mother, Mrs. Canfield, at, Wyncote, while
Carroll was returning to her home there
after a visit in Bellefonte with her mother.
—Mrs. Willis Weaver, of Windber, and
Mrs. Smith, of Allentown, and her two
sons were guests for the day, Sunday, of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cooke, having driv-
en here from State College, where they had
all been visiting with Mrs. Weaver's sis-
ter, Mrs. Ertley. Mrs. Ertley will accom-
pany Mrs. Weaver home next week, expect-
ing to spend a short time in Windber.
—Mrs. James K. Barnhart and her two
daughters, Louise and Eleanor, returned
home Saturday from a two week's visit
with Mrs. Barnhart’s sisters in Punxsu-
tawney and relatives at Seward. Mrs.
Barnhart is now entertaining her daugh-
ter, Mrs. John Harper, who with her
small daughter, Elizabeth, came to Belle-
fonte Sunday to spend the month of Au-
gust with the Barnhart and Harper fami-
lies. Mr. Harper will come from Schenec-
tady some time about the middle of the
month tu join Mrs. Harper for his vaca-
tion and to return with her to New York.
—Mr. and Mrs. Ira D. Garman, of Phil-
adelphia, motored here on Saturday for a
stay of two weeks or more at the Garman
country place at “The Springs.” They
were accompanied by their daughter and
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Har-
gens Jr., and their son Bill. Today their
other daughter and her husband, Dr. and
Mrs. Willard S. Broomell, of Germantown,
with Wallace S. Harlan, of Coatesville, will
join the party. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F.
Garman, of Bellefonte, and Mrs. Corney
Garman, of New York city, are also at
“The Springs” for a part of the summer.
—J. C. Condo, of Spring Mills, was a
business visitor in Bellefonte yesterday
and in renewing his subscription to the
“Watchman” remarked that he has been a
constant reader of the paper for fifty-one
or fifty-two years, and we just naturally
retorted that he must have started in
pretty young. Then we were given a real
surprise when he stated that he is seven-
ty-one years old and can do just as good
a day’s work at blacksmithing now as he
ever did. Mr. Condo has followed black-
smithing all his life and is_one of the best
all-around mechanics in Centre county.
He works hard at his trade but he takes
time off when he feels like it and gets a
lot of pleasure out of life.
—Wednesday we bumped into two old
Bellefonte boys who are almost strangers
here now. They were Lawrence and Ed-
ward Butts. The former was returning
from California and the latter from the
middle west when they accidentally met
here; both having come to see their aunt,
Mrs. Samuel Miller. Times have changed,
many have passed since the Butts boys,
Lawrence, Billy and Ed were ringleaders
in about all the deviltry that Bellefonte
kids of their day were wont to revel in.
They are sons of the town’s well known
civil enginerr, the late D. M. Butts, and
lived on Linn street, in what is now known
as the Cooke property. Lawrence was
known as ‘“Dornie” in those days and we
want to tell you that the name ‘“Dornie”
was anathema, to any boy who thought he
was handy with his fist. He has been with
the Baldwin Locomotive works for years
and in his capacity as supervisor of erect-
ing has visited almost every country on
(Additional personals on page 4, Col. 5.)
Dr. J. J. Kilpatrick, dentist,
wishes his patrons to know that be-
ginning August 5th, tomorrow, he will
not be in his office for two weeks.
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Bellefonte Grain Market.
Corrected Weekly by C. Y. Wagner & Co.
Old Wheat - - - - ~ $1.10
New Wheat - - - - - 1.00
Rye, per bushel, - - - - 6
Corn, shelled, per bushel - - 60
Corn, ears, per bushel - - - 680
Oats, per bushel - - - - 40
Barley, per bushel - - - - 45