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John Wanamaker, of Philadelphia,
Died on Tuesday.
Philadelphia, Dec. 14.—Funeral
services for John Wanamaker, inter-
nationally famous merchant and re-
ligious leader, who died here at 8
o'clock Tuesday morning, were con-
ducted this afternoon at 2 o’clock in
Bethany Presbyterian church at Twen-
ty-second and Bainbridge streets, a
neighborhood once prosperous but no
longer suggestive of beauty or wealth.
In that edifice, which long has been
known as “John Wanamaker’s
church,” the body of the merchant
prince lay in state Thursday morning
from 10 o'clock until noon. The inter-
ment in the family vault in the pic-
turesquely situated cemetery of St.
James the Less, was private. The
Rev. A. Gordon MacLennan, pastor of
Bethany church, conducted the servic-
es both in the church and at the vault.
Mr. Wanamaker, who was in his
85th year, had preserved himself in a
remarkable manner, his active partic-
ipation up until a few months ago in
affairs, civic, political, industrial and
religious having been regarded as al-
most without parallel. Although he
had not been in his usual vigorous
health in the last year, he was identi-
fied prominently with the recent move-
ment to celebrate the 150th anniversa-
ry of the signing of the Declaration of
Independence with a world exposition
in 1926, he having been a leader in the
exposition in 1876 which marked the
100th anniversary of that same histor-
After his death the Wanamaker
stores in Philadelphia and New York
were closed and remained so until
after the funeral.
Men prominent in all lines of en-
deavor joined in expression of regret
at the passing of Mr. Wanamaker and
tributes came from the high, the low,
the rich and the poor, business asso-
ciates and business rivals. President
Harding, Governor Sproul, Cardinal
Dougherty, Governor-elect Gifford
Pinchot and others prominent in the
official and religious life of the coun-
try paid personal tributes to his life,
as did many others who came into
contact with his manifold activities.
Philadelphia’s public schools were
closed for one session during the fun-
eral in memory of Mr. Wanamaker,
who, as chairman of the finance com-
mittee of the board of education, did
much in building up the education sys-
tem of the city. For the first time in
the history of the city, the flags on
municipal buildings rested at half
mast in honor of a man who did ot
hold high public office.
Early last month Mr. Wanamaker
broke down with a severe cold con-
tracted while at his magnificent coun-
try estate, “Lyndenhurst,” in Jenkin-
town, just north of Philadelphia. He
was removed to his town house at 2032
Walnut street. The first indication of
the grave nature of his illness was
when his three attending physicians
began issuing bulletins on the condi-
tion of his health. For several days
preceding his death his condition was
said to be “improving.”
Early Tuesday morning, however,
that his end was near became appar-
ent. His children were sent for. His
two daughters, Mrs. Barclay H. War-
burton and Mrs. Norman MacLeod,
were at his bedside when he died, as
were members of their immediate fam-
ilies. A severe coughing spell, which
had gradually been sapping his
strength, weakened his heart action
until it stopped. “He died like a sto-
ic,” said Mr. MacLeod.
His only son, Rodman Wanamaker,
of New York, who is quite ill himself,
arrived here on Tuesday after his
father’s death, and had to be assisted
into the house.
Mr. Wanamaker was born in Phila-
delphia on July 11th, 1838, hence was
84 years and 5 months old. His fath-
er was a brickmaker and the first
money Mr. Wanamaker earned as a
boy was seven cents for piling up
bricks. His first job was that of an
errand boy in a book store for which
he received $1.25 a week. His next
job was in a clothing store but he quit
that to go into business with his
brother-in-law under the firm name of
Brown & Wanamaker. In 1876 he be-
gan the development of his large de-
partment store. Twenty years later
he opened his store in New York.
Mr. Wanamaker was an ardent Re-
publican and always took a leading
part in political affairs. He served as
Postmaster General under President
Benjamin Harrison. In addition to be-
ing the official head of one of the big-
gest stores in the world Mr. Wana-
Tree Trimmings and Decorations
Snow, Icicles, Red and
Green Paper, Tissue Paper
Seals, Gold and Silver Paper
Costumes, Bells, Gold and
Silver Tinsel. Garman’s
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maker was best known through his
church and Sunday school work. In
this respect his death causes a va-
cancy that will be hard to fill.
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— Enough snow fell yesterday
morning to bring out the shovel bri-
Miss Mary Bartley spent Sunday
with her friend, Miss Ethel Neff.
Charles Bartley and family were
Saturday evening visitors in our town.
Miss Mary Garrett, who has been
confined to her bed for some time with
illness, is now improving.
Mrs. Mary Resides, of Williams-
port, is visiting at the home of her
daughters, Mrs. Clyde Yearick and
Mrs. Leon Monteith.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam Beightol, who was quite serious-
ly burned recently, is getting along as
well as can be expected.
Miss Blanche Fisher, who has been
a guest at the Harry Hoy home for
several weeks, is making preparations
to return to her home in Pittsburgh.
Our hunters returned home on Sat-
urday without any game. They camp-
ed on the Allegheny mountains and
reported deer very scarce in that sec-
The funeral of Mrs. Z. W. Hoy, of
Howard, took place on Saturday morn-
ing. The services were held at her
late home by Rev. Gass, assisted by
Rev. Sheetz, and burial was made in
the Reformed cemetery at this place.
Real Estate Transfers.
E. S. Christ, et ux, to Houtzdale
ate Co., tract in Rush township;
Sarah C. Hawkins to S. D. Bailey,
et ux, tract in Philipsburg; $8,000.
Amanda A. Houtz, et bar, to Geo.
D. Wise, tract in Miles township;
I. G. Gordon Foster, et al, to James
N. Williams, tract in State College;
Hannah M. Kellerman, et al, to
Charles Kellerman, tract in Belle-
S. W. Smith, et ux, to John H. Det-
wiler, tract in Potter township; $1,000.
Byron A. O’Hanlon to Right Rev.
John Joseph McCort, tract in State
E. J. Pruner’s Exrs., to G. Fred
Musser, tract in Bellefonte; $1,900.
Minnie L. Avery, et bar, to Samuel
Velocipedes, Doll Carts,
Erectors, Sleds, Movie Ma-
chines, Engines, Trains.
E. Twigg, tract in Rush township; NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Thomas E. Glenn, et ux, to George OARDERS.—Gentlemen. Private fam-
H. Koons, tract in Ferguson town- iy. Leasonable rates. Inquire at
ship; $400. Bit
Isabel H. Hirlinger, et al, to Hag- | WwW ANTED.—Laborers for Construc-
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$10,000. |THE VISCOSE COMPANY, Lewistown,
John L. Holmes, et al, to I. G. Gor- | Penna. 67-43-2m
don Foster, et al, tract in Ferguson
township; $1. :
U. S. Government Underwear.
Adam H. Krumrine to Maurice
Baum, tract in State College; $130. :
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Grover C. Glenn, et ux, to Maurice
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THOMAS MEIGHAN in “CAPPY RICKS,” a six reel melodramatic comedy.
Mate of ship protects owner’s daughter from thieves. Father disapproves,
romance develops but hero rescues father from shipwreck and gains con-
sent. Also, Snub Pollard Comedy.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18:
BETTY COMPSON in “AT THE END OF THE WORLD,” a six reel melo-
drama romance of a coquette with a string of conquests makes loveless
marriage, is cast away on Island and finally marries man of her choice.
Algo, Pathe News, Harold Lloyd Comedy and Topics.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19:
ROY STEWART in “HEART OF THE NORTH,” a seven reel story of the
Canadian Northwest. A dual role story of a case of mistaken identity. A
lot of fine settings of beautiful forest scenery. Also, Movie Chats and
Comedy. 3 *
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20:
RICHARD PARTHELMESS in “SONNY,” an intensely human picture. A
soldier in No Man's Land implores his buddy, who looks like him, to return
home and assume his identity. Abounding in pathos. Seven interesting
reels. Also, 2 reel Sunshine Comedy.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21:
CHARLES (Chic) SALE in “HIS NIBS,” something new. Seven parts
played by one person. The hit of the season for a peculiarity. The great-
est delineator of rural type in the world does the best five reel comedy of
the year. Don’t miss this sure fire laugh. Also, Pathe News and Review.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22:
GLADYS WALTON in “TOP 0’ THE MORNING,” a dandy human Irish
picture that will hold your interest all through, Irish colleen canes to
father in New York and does not get along with stepmother. She finally gets
into home of banker and marries him. Also, 13th episode of “IN THE
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CHRISTMAS NIGHT, DECEMBER 25:
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THURSDAY, DEC. 28, Priscilla Dean in “Under Two Flags,” a wonderful pro-
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