Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 28, 1923, Image 4

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    “Bellefonte, Pa., September 28, 1923.
P. GRAY MEEK, Editor
Pe —————
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For Judge of the Superior Court,
of Montgomery County.
For Sheriff,
E. R. TAYLOR, of Bellefonte.
For Prothonotary,
S. CLAUDE HERR, of Bellefonte.
For Treasurer,
LYMAN L. SMITH, of Centre Hall.
For Register,
FORREST S. OCKER, of Miles Twp.
For Recorder,
SINIE H. HOY, of Benner Twp.
For County Commissioners,
JOHN S. SPEARLY, of Benner Twp.
JAMES W. SWABB, of Harris Twp.
For District Attorney,
ARTHUR C. DALE, of Bellefcnte.
For County Auditors,
For Coroner,
Dr. E. L. JONES, of Philipsburg.
For County Surveyor, .
H. B. SHATTUCK, of State College.
Dr. Rothrock’s Sons, of West Chester,
Hurt in Auto Accident.
Harry and Addison Rothrock, sons
of Dr. Rothrock, of West Chester,
both of whom are students at State
College, were victims of an auto acci-
dent at Centre Hall, on Saturday
night. The young men were return-
ing from a trip home and were on
their way to the College. The acci-
dent happened at the railroad station
at Centre Hall shortly before twelve
o’clock at night.
Russell Digan, of near Mifflinburg,
driving a Chalmers car, was on his
way home from State College and as
he neared the railroad at Centre Hall
he saw a car in front of him, the dri-
ver of which held out his hand and
Digan, supposing he intended to stop,
pulled out to the left to pass the car.
As he did so he saw an approaching
motorcycle and though he swung
quickly to the left side of the road he
failed to get out of the way and the
motorcycle struck the running board
of his car with such force that the
two young men were thrown seven
feet into the air and landed fourteen
feet away.
Digan stopped as quickly as possible
and went to the assistance of the un-
fortunate young riders, who proved to
be the Rothrock brothers. Other peo-
ple who happened to be at the station
waiting for the return of the excur-
sion train from Niagara Falls helped
pick the young men up and they were
taken to a physician at Centre Hall
who sent them to the Bellefonte hos-
Burgess Thomas Hosterman, of
Centre Hall, took Mr. Digan in charge
and brought him to the Centre county
jail where he remained until Monday
morning when he was taken back to
Centre Hall and gave bond in the sum
of five hundred dollars pending the
result of the injuries to the Rothrock
boys. Harry was hurt the worst,
having received a cut on the head and
concussion of the brain, but latest re-
ports are to the effect that both are
getting along satisfactorily.
Native Centre Countian Killed in
Auto Accident.
Dr. John T. Twitmyer, a native of
Centre county but for many years a
practicing physician at Sharpsville,
Mercer county, was killed in an auto-
mobile accident near Lorain, Ohio, last
Thursday afternoon. With Howard
Carpenter and family, of Kinsman,
‘Ohio, he was returning home from a
two week’s trip to Michigan when the
. accident happened.
Dr. Twitmyer was a son of Emanu-
el and Lucy Gephart Twitmyer and
was born at Zion, this county, on
April 26th, 1844, hence was in his
eightieth year. He was educated in
the public schools of Walker township
and at the Rebersburg Academy, after
which he took a course at the Univer-
‘sity of Pennsylvania, graduating from
the medical school in 1872. Shortly
thereafter he located at Transfer, Pa.,
but later hung out his shingle at
Sharpsville, Mercer county, where he
lived ever since.
He is survived by two brothers and
one sister, J. V. Twitmyer, of Bock-
ford, Wash.; Edwin Twitmyer, of
Olympia, Wash.,, and Mrs. Mary
Schreffler, of Pittsburgh. Burial was
made at Sharpsville.
BURD.—Following an illness of
three years Ezra Burd died at his
home at Millheim on September 18th,
aged 64 years, 10 months and 23 days.
He is survived by his wife and one
brother, Charles Burd, of South Da-
kota. Burial was made in the Mill-
heim cemetery last Friday afternoon.
FOX.—Mrs. Mary Teresa Fox, wid-
ow of the late Joseph Fox, died at her
home on east Bishop street shortly
after two o'clock on Saturday after-
noon, following only two week’s ill-
ness. : -
"She was a daughter of Lawrence
and Mary Cooney and was born in
Ireland seventy-five years ago. When
an infant she was brought to Ameri-
ca by her parents who first took up
their residence at Burlington, Ver-
mont, but three months later came to
Bellefonte and this had been her home
ever since. When a young woman
she married Joseph Fox, who met his
death in a railroad accident a number
of years ago. She was the mother of
eight children, six of whom survive,
as follows: Mrs. Howard F. Gear-
hart, of Millville, N. J.; Mrs. E. LeRoy
Plumb, of Newton, Kan.; Miss Anna
M., Joseph I., Alice C. and James A.,
at home. Her daughter, Mrs. Rose
Genevieve Parrish, died last April.
She also leaves one sister and three
brothers, namely: Mrs. William Dil-
lon, of Braddock; Martin Cooney, of
Bellefonte; Michael and L. H. Cooney,
of Pasadena, Cal.
Mrs. Fox was a woman whose life
reflected all the better qualities of her
ancestry. Well informed, courageous
in adversity and sorrow and always
progressive in her ideals she was none
the less a gentlewoman whose innate
refinement was paramount. Her’s
was a life of which those who follow
after will have many precious memo-
ries and not a single regret.
Mrs. Fox was a life-long member
of the Catholic church and funeral
mass was held in St. John’s at ten
o’clock on Wednesday morning by
Rev. Father Downes, after which bur-
ial was made in the Catholic cemetery.
The pall-bearers included her five
nephews, William, Sydney, L. M. and
Paul Dillon, and Paul Brennan, of
Pittsburgh, as well as J. H. Dillon, of
Coatesville, and John Martin, of
In addition to Mrs. Fox’s nephews,
who acted as carriers, and the mem-
bers of her immediate family, those
from a distance here for the funeral
included her sister, Mrs. William Dil-
lon, of Pittsburgh; Howard Gearhart,
of Millville, N. J., and William Flynn,
of Hazleton. = y
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COMFORT.—Mrs. Susan Comfort,
widow of the late William Comfort,
died at her home at State College on
Monday at two o'clock following a
lingering illness with a complication
of diseases. ;
Her maiden name was Susan Raup
and she was born at Pine Hall in
1836, hence was eighty-seven years
old. At the age of twenty years she
married William Bloom and a good
part of their married life was spent
in Kansas. Two sons and two daugh-
ters survive as the result of this mar-
riage, namely: John Bloom, of Den-
ver, Iowa; Charles and Mrs. G. W.
Campbell, in .Kansas, and Mrs. J. B.
Heberling, of State College. After
the death of her first husband she
married D. S. Erb, and one son, Ed.
S. Erb, of State College, survives as
the result. of this marriage. Her
third husband was William Comfort,
who also preceded her to the grave.
She was a member of the Lutheran
church for seventy years and a pious,
christian woman. Rev. J. F. Harkins
will have charge of the funeral serv-
ices which will be held this afternoon,
burial to be made in the new cemetery
at Pine Grove Mills.
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MARTZ.—Mrs. Mary Ann Martz,
widow of the late William H. Martz,
died last Saturday afternoon at the
home of her son-in-law, G. C. Corl,
in Ferguson township, following a
long illness with dropsy and heart
She was a daughter of Gilbert and
Elizabeth Archey, early settlers in
the White Hall region, where she was
born November 21st, 1853, making
her age 70 years, 10 months and 1
day. Her husband died five years ago
but surviving her are one daughter,
Mrs. G, C. Corl, and one sister, Mrs.
H. M. Snyder, of White Hall.
Rev. J. Max Kirkpatrick had charge
of the ‘funeral services which were
held on Tuesday, burial being made
in the new cemetery at Pine Grove
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GEPHART.—Mrs. Catherine Gep-
hart, the oldest resident of Millheim,
died on Sunday, aged 93 years, 5
months and 6 days. She was a daugh-
ter of Adam and Margaret Decker and
was born at Hublersburg. Her hus-
band, Jacob Gephart, died in January,
1893, but surviving her are the fol-
lowing children: Rev. Calvin F. Gep-
hart, of Ickesburg; Mrs. Margaret E.
Schoch, of Telford, Pa.; James M., of
Seattle, Wash.; A. J. Gephart and
Mrs. Salina Goodhart, of Millheim.
Burial was made in the Millheim cem-
etery on Tuesday afternoon.
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FYE.—William Fye died last Sat-
urday morning at his home at Orvis-
ton as the result of heart trouble and
dropsy with which he had suffered
the past two months. He was seven- |
ty-one years old and had been a resi-|
dent of Bald Eagle valley the past:
forty-five years. He is survived by’
his wife, three daughters and two
sons, namely:
of South Philipsburg; Robert Fye, of
Blanchard; Mrs. Harry Bickel, of Or-
viston; Clarence and Annie, at home.
Burial was made at Orviston on Mon-
day afternoon. Y
STAUFFER.—Robert Stauffer, six
month’s old son of Ray and Catherine
Cooney Stauffer, of Hazleton, died
last Saturday afternoon of spinal
meningitis, brought on, it is believed,
by teething. In addition to the par-
ents one sister survives. Burial was
made at Hazleton on Sunday.
Mrs. Samuel Dalton,
Boys’ Potato Clubs Demonstration will be Feature of Centre
County Teachers’ Institute on Thursday, October 25th.
A special and unusual feature of
the Centre county teachers’ institute
this year will be introduced by the
junior farmers of the county (the
boys’ potato clubs) who will hold their
first annual potato day on Thursday,
October 25th. A selected team of the
boys carrying the potato growing pro-
jects will give a demonstration before
the institute on the afternoon of the
above day, and the boys and girls will
have their potatoes on exhibit, in com-
petition for prizes to be awarded by
the business men and banks through-
out the county.
Early this year each one of the one
hundred members of the various clubs
was given from two and a half to five
bushels of certified Michigan rural
russet potatoes for seed as a starter
toward growing this high quality po-
tato. Many business men in the coun-
ty contributed five dollars each to act
as sponsor to one boy. Every con-
tributor visited his boy during the
summer season and became acquaint-
ed with him and his family, and with
his farming methods in general. It
was an eye-opener for some of the |
men, who never realized that modern
business methods had been introduced
in carrying on agricultural pursuits
of Centre county.
Due to the good graces of the busi-
ness men who so cheerfully contribut-
ed to the work the boys have received
a start early in life growing qual-
ity products. They will have a limit-
ed number of potatoes to sell this fall
and any one desiring to buy Michigan
rural russetts, either for table use or
seed next spring, should get in touch
with John B. Payne, at the court
house, Bellefonte, Pa.
On the evening of the demonstra-
tion before the teachers’ institute the
business men will likely give a potato
banquet for the boys in the junior
farmers association, the place and
‘hour to be decided upon later.
Following is a complete list of the
boys who are carrying potato pro-
jects, with the name and address of
their father and the men who are
sponsoring them:
William Strouse
Gilbert Fleming
Walter Johnson
Bond Brungard
Glenn Strouse
William Neidigh
John Royer
Maynard Peters
Cloyd Grenoble
Norman Corl
Business Sponsor
Hamill Holmes
W. L. Foster
G. T. Graham
Harry Leitzell
Morris Baum
Albert Deal
Eugene Lederer
Peoples Nat'l Bank
J. M. Faust
J. Fred Harvey
W. R. Gentzel LeRoy Corl
Breon & Stover Charles Harpster
Harry Behrer Ralph Corl
Morris From Nevin Fisher
Parent Address
Charles Strouse Pine Hall
J. T. Fleming Pine Grove Mills
O. A. Johnston Pine Hall
A. B. Brumgard Pine Hall
Luther Strouse Pine Hall
Sidney Neidigh Pine Hall
Elmer Royer White Hall
Arthur Peters Oak Hall (2)
H. N. Grenoble
Mrs. W. K. Corl
Alvin Corl
Edward Harpster
P. M. Corl
Pine Hall
Pine Grove Mills
White Hall
Glades School
State College
George Fisher Boalsburg
W. M. Hoy John O. Kline W. E. Kline Boalsburg
John T. Taylor Charles Campbell J. M. Campbell Pine Grove Mills
David Kapp Mack Mothersbaugh Geo. Mothersbaugh Boalsburg
Charles M. Foster Harold Albright A. F. Albright State College
W. E. Smith James Meek John B. Meek Waddle
John L. Holmes James Bohn D. C. Bohn Boalsburg
W. A. Fye Kenneth Wert John B. Wert Boalsburg
L. D. Fye Harold Callahan Daniel Callahan Boalsburg
Paul J. Smith Franklin McClellan Harry McClellan Boalsburg
First National Bank Herbert Way William F. Way Stormstown
William Kennedy Allan Green H. L. Rockey Linden Hall
Walter R. Mason Roy Close C. E. Close State Colllege
Struble’s Grocery Charles Moyer W. H. Moyer State College
Mrs. E. Hurwitz David Brumgard A. B. Brumgard Pine Hall
L. K. Metzger Fred H. Ross C. N. Ross Linden Hall
W. W. Knox Rodney McClellan R. G: WeClellan Boalsburg
Park Homan Russell Bohn D. C. Bohn Boalsburg
J. H. Musser Miss Fay Bohn D. C. Bohn Boalsburg
E. L. Nixon Paul Campbell J. M. Campbell Pine Grove Mills
A. I.._Baker Walter Johnson A. O. Johnston Pine Hall
Brandon Wright Ralph Corl P. M. Corl State College
R. H. Bell Franklin McClellan L. F. Albright Centre Hall
H. D. Munroe D. Smeltzer Orvis Smeltzer State College
T. I. Mairs Norman Corl Mrs. W. K. Corl Pine Hall
C. E. Fox Marcellus Royer W. J. Royer Centre Hall
J. M. Vial Edgar Jodon Centre Hall
Business Sponsor Member Parent Address
George T. Bush Ray Corman Harvey Corman Bellefonte R. D.
Willis Wion Nevin Lee Charles Lee Snydertown
Henry C. Quigley John Lutz Victor Lutz Bellefonte R. D.
R. R. Blair Harry Eckenroth William Eckenroth Bellefonte R. D.
James H. Potter Alvin Shamp Kline Neff Zion
G. Oscar Gray LeRoy Koch James Koch + Zion
H. C. Yeager Earl Barnard Harry Rockey Zion
George H. Hazel John Wright Snydertewn
Montgomery & Co David Fry Frank Fry Zion
H. H. Ruhl Joseph Tressler Boyd Tressler Zion
Dorsey Hunter. Wilbur Kerstetter Merle Kerstetter Bellefonte
Charles Schlow Paul Kerstetter Merle Kerstetter Bellefonte
John Knisely Gerald Tressler Harry Tressler Zion
William Brouse Ralph Ishler L. M. Ishler Zion
First National Bank ulenn McCaleb Perry MecCaleb Tylersville
Cohen & Co James Brooks Richard Brooks Centre Hall
C. Y. Wagner Edgar Jodon Centre Hall
S. D. Gettig Harold Bloom B. C. Bloom Bellefonte R. D.
Ralph Mallory George Blair John Blair Bellefonte R. D.
Toy Wilkinson Joseph: -Méyers=s Earl G. Meyers Waddle -
Bellefonte Hardware Charles Sellers Waddle
Sim Baum Joseph Ebbs Harry Ebbs Waddle
Ralph Mallory Fred Blair John Blair Bellefonte R. D.
TP, Brown Merrill Taylor J. C. Taylor Bellefonte R. D.
Port Matilda—Sponsored by the business
men of Port Matilda and the Community
Bank :—Andrew Johnson, Gilbert Wood-
ring, Jessie Woodring, Glenn Peacock,
Verna Thomas, Maude Williams, 8. y
Gray, Earle Woodring, Howard Woodring,
Gerald Williams, Lee Stiver, Jacob Cole,
LeRoy Williams, DeLaun Williams, James
Millheim—Sponsored by the Business
Men's Association of Millheim:—Harry
Burd, Orvis Hosterman, Maurice Whitmyer,
Ray L. Bright, Milford Hazel, William
Winkleblech, Ralph Beahm, Roy Vonada,
Charles Cummings.
widow of Joseph B. Miller, died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.
Fred Herman, on east Bishop street,
Thursday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock.
She had been visiting at the home’ of
her brother-in-law, F. P. Miller, at
State College. While there she fell
and injured her side and was brought
to the Bellefonte hospital for exam-
ination. There it was revealed that
she had suffered no more serious in-
jury than shock and was taken to the
Herman home where she suddenly
collapsed, Wednesday morning, and
passed away the following day.
Mrs. Miller was a daughter of John
and Elizabeth Eckenroth and was born
near Oak Hall on September 12th,
1857. She married Joseph B. Miller
and together they wert to farming,
occupying the Hale farm below Belle-
fonte, an occupation they followed un-
til moving to this place some years
ago. After Mr. Miller's death, in
1902, she closed her house and there-
after made her home with her daugh-
ter, Mrs. Herman. '
Of her family of five children three
survive: Frank A., of State College;
Ella E. Herman and Margaret B. Hill,
of Bellefonte.
Mrs. Miller was a life-long’ member
of the Methodist church, a most gra-
cious and lovable woman whose devo-
tion to her family and to the service
of her Master leaves memories of her
sainted life that will ever be fresh in
the minds of those who knew her.
Services were held at the Herman
home, on Saturday afterncon and in-
terment' was made in the Union cem-
etery. i
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McKINNEY.—Miss Sadie Martha
McKinney, for many years 'a resident
of Centre Hall, died at 9:30 o’clock on
Saturday evening at the home of her
niece, Mrs. Edward Glenn, of Lemont, |
where she had gone about ten days
previous to spend an indefinite time.
Her death was due to Bright’s dis-
ease with which she had suffered for
some time.
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. *
William McKinney and was born in
Mifflin county, her age being 70 years,
4 months and 20 days. She was a
life-long member of the Presbyterian
church and a woman who was esteem-
ed by all who knew her. Surviving
her are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane
Goodhart, of Centre Hall, and Mrs.
Hannah Meyer, of Sunbury.
The remains were taken to her late
Sara E. Miller,
: the new landlord.
home at Centre Hall where funeral
services were held at 10 o’clock on
Wednesday morning by Rev. J. Max
Kirkpatrick, of the Presbyterian
church, after which burial was made
in the Centre Hall cemetery.
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THOMPSON.—John A. Thompson
died at his home in Tyrone on Sunday
morning, following an illness of sev-
eral months with sarcoma.
He was born at Howard, Centre
county, on June 23rd, 1866, hence was
in his fifty-eighth year. In 1886 he
married Miss Tillie Gross and eigh-
teen years ago they moved to Tyrone
where they had lived ever since.
In addition to his wife he is sur-
vived by four children, Mrs. Anna
Summers, Mrs. Margaret Snyder and
Mrs. John Reigh, all of Tyrone, and
Harold, a student at the University of
Delaware. He also leaves three broth-
ers and two sisters, Parker, William
and David Thompson, Mrs. Thomas
Confer and Mrs. Charles Walizer, all
of Howard.
He was an active member of the
First United Brethren church, of Ty-
rone, and a teacher in the Sunday
school. He was a member of the P. O.
S. of A., of Howard, the Bellefonte
tribe of Red Men, the Pocahontas P.
0. S. of A., Fraternal Mystic Circle
and Blazing Arrow hook and ladder
company, of Tyrone. Funeral serv-
ices were held in the United Brethren
church, Tyrone, at 2:30 o’clock on
Tuesday afternoon, burial being made
in the Eastlawn cemetery.
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EMERICK.—Mrs. Julia Alexander
Emerick, widow of S. K. Emerick,
died just before the noon hour last
Thursday at the home of her niece,
Mrs. Parsons, at Unionville, following
an illness of some weeks. She was a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Al-
exander and was born in Union town-
ship seventy-two years ago, being the
last of the family, her only svrvivors
being nieces and nephews. She was
a sister of the late Mrs. Nannie T\wit-
mire, first wife of W. T. Twitmire. of
Bellefonte. Funeral services were
held on Sunday, the anniversary of
" her birth, and burial made in the Un-
ionville cemetery.
——On October first Henry Kline
will quit the Garman hotel and move
to his home on east Bishop street, and -
Jacob Knisely, who was recently de-
feated for: the nomination’ for sheriff
on the Republican ticket, will become
Count Develops No Change in Candi-
dates from Those Announced
Last Week.
An error of the computation board
‘in making the official count of the
vote cast at last Tuesday’s primaries
resulted in the announcement on Sat-
urday morning that D. Wagner Geiss
had been nominated for Recorder on
the Democratic ticket over Sinie H.
Hoy by a majority of six votes, and
the error was not discovered until late
Monday afternoon, and when it was
corrected it was discovered that Mr.
Hoy was nominated, as originally an-
nounced, but by a majority reduced
down to twenty-one, instead of sixty-
one, as announced last week. Most of
this discrepancy is accounted for in
the returns from one precinct where
Mr. Hoy was credited with having re-
ceived 27 votes on the triplicate sheet
from which the report was taken last
week, while the tally sheet showed
that he had received but seven votes.
While the official count shows minor
changes in totals and majorities they
do not make any changes in candi-
dates from those announced last week.
The computation board consisted of
Judge Quigley, prothonotary Roy
Wilkinson, D. R. Foreman and Mrs.
Donald Potter, and the official count
as compiled by them is as follows:
For Judge of Superior Court:
Charles :D. IMCAVOY.
For Sheriff:
BR. Bayior. 30. cuvide i sveme snd
Elmer "Broo se ces sicrrrnsresoses
For Prothonotary:
8S. Claude Herr, ..ocveivirs..ivisss. 2002
For County Treasurer:
Wi A CAISON. ccc vn rvradssvains ans 762
Lyman 'L, Smith, ;................ 1542
For Register:
Forrest: 8. Ocker.i..¢..... 00.0... 2103
For Recorder:
Sinte H, HOV....... onssicnsmrni
D. Wagner Geiss..................
For County Commissioners:
James W. §
John 8. Spearly
Burdine Butler.....
For District Attorney:
John G. L
Fer County Auditor:
Jonathan 8. Cord0.........cc0n..s
Herbert 8. StOVer. coi vis onesies
For Coroner:
Dr: WoO. Irwin... iit. hoiu add 10
Dr. W. R.. Heaton... o:vi.vousvs 18
DP. FB. Li. JONeS.. .conveinrvenssis 55
For County Surveyor:
H.B. Shattuek.....0. vo... 0000 1872
For Judge of Superior Court:
John J. Henderson............... 2193
Arthur McDade... ca. h.usises 1213
For Sheriff:
JacoD KNSely,.).. vos iuresssprisass 1746
William H, ‘Brown, ......... ..... 2270
For Prothonotary:
Roy Wilkinson....... J... 0 ..
For County Treasurer:
Je: O., Heverly../ieetosvecncrarcres
Irh G.Burket), aHlo0, Sh iG
Edward , J.
For Register:
Thomas Morgan
George W.
Bees oii. oledevies
Frank Sasserman.. res .
George W. Eaton........... Foie
Harry ROSSMAN. ...... ...... vere
For Recorder:
Mrs. Rebeeca C. Tuten............
110YA ZA, SSLOVe. wv svieinesisnsinsense
For County Commissioners:
Harry P. Aust... eccasnsies nse 1990
John 1. Harnigh.. ni. 0 0... 1643
George H. Yarnell....... i. oue040 1914
JORN A.: WHY... cavers vnesvrsrisles 1539
For District Attorney:
John G/ Eevertl............... 70. 2264
Arthur 0. Dale........ 5h 00h 1717
For County Auditors:
Samuel: B. Holter... .. cis .0000000 2600
Robert D. Musser.........veessers 2709
For Coroner:
Pr. WR, Heaton: is), Sill! 0000 310
Dr. RB. 1. Jones....i.. udiiv aaa iin 305
Walter. G. Tallhelm...couvvicenses 43
For County Surveyor:
H., B. Shattueke,...\. .ciececnsres 3095
Reformed Church Reopened for
Last Sunday was a red-letter day
for the members of St. John’s Reform-
ed church. After a period of six weeks,
during which time no services were
held, the church was reopened Sun-
day morning. The entire interior of
the church has been renewed. The
walls repainted, a body-Brussels car-
pet placed on the floor and a large
central steam-heating plant installed.
A new roof was placed on the chapel
and other minor improvements made
in both buildings.
At the morning service $2,810.00
were pledged in fifteen minutes. To
this amount must be added the $1,200
contributed by the Ladies’ Aid socie-
ty for the carpet, and a bequest of
$500 received from the Harper estate,
making a total of $4,010.
At the evening service $125 were
added, making a final total of $4,135.
Less than $500 need to be raised to
pay the total cost of all the improve-
ments. This will be raised within the
next few weeks, is the assurance of
the officers of the congregation.
Dr. Schmidt announced at the
morning service that another memor-
ial window would be placed in the
church in the near future by Mrs.
Jared Harper and her son John, as a
memorial to Jared Harper, who for
thirty-seven years was an office-
bearer in the congregation.
Sunday School to Help Hospital.
Last Sunday, the Milesburg Baptist
Sunday school voted to make next
Sunday Bellefonte hospital Sunday,
and make an effort to raise the sum
of one hundred dollars for this worthy
institution. ;
The attendance is about sixty-five
but they feel assured that as the sum
of thirty five dollars was raised for
the Japan relief Sunday before last,
that the appeal for our local institu-
tion of mercy and help in affliction
should warrant a three-fold response.
Starting on October . first the
G. R. Spigelmyer & Co. news agency
will discontinue delivery of daily
morning papers, owing to their ina-
bility to secure the service of carrier
boys. Subscribers can get their pa-
pers at the news stand, or can have
them sent direct by mail, whichever
they prefer.
5 | the big reunion day. This
1 | fourth annual homecoming for gradu-
Driving for the Spangler Hospital
This Week.
For several weeks the trustees of
the Spangler hospital have been pian-
ning for a drive to raise funds for
adding a wing to that institution, tak-
ing out an open stair case that is re-
garded as a fire menace, and other-
wise improve the property. They
needed $125,000 for the work. Spang-
ler is a small community but that
sum never stalled the hospital officials
a moment. They went to it, made a
perfect organization, engaged a cam-
paign manager and, on Monday night,
launched the drive at a dinner given
for final instructions to all commit-
tees and solicitors. Charles M.
Schwab was at the dinner and made
a speech: which is said to have set
every one on edge for the completion
of the work this week.
We are interested in the Spangler
undertaking for these reasons: Belle-
fonte’s hospital is built after the
same plans as that at Spangler. The
late Robert Cole was architect of both
and used practically the same speci-
fications in their construction. The
Bellefonte institution could use ad-
vantageously as much as Spangler is
driving for. James A. McClain, a
native of Bellefonte, has been the
father of the Spangler hospital ever
since it was built.
We notice in the Johnstown papers
of Tuesday that the opening of the
campaign almost closed it, for the
coal operators of the community en-
gaged to raise $55,000, the miners
$36,000 and the balance was left for
general contributions.
15,000 Expected to Visit State Col-
State College, a town which nor-
mally boasts a population of less than
3500, is making preparations to en-
tertain a visiting crowd of five times
its size. The occasion will be the an-
nual alumni homecoming day celebra-
tion at the Pennsylvania State College
on Saturday, October 20th.
There will be room for 20,000 peo-
ple at the Penn State-Navy football
game that day, this event being the
chief attraction. Upwards of fifteen
thousand of the crowd will be from
outside the town and campus, and
the problem of housing and feeding is
a big one with town and college peo-
ple at this early date. It is said that
all hotel space is already reserved in
Bellefonte, the nearest sizable town,
and a special alumni committee on
housing is facing the local situation.
Fraternities, boarding and rooming
houses will have to care for the bulk
of the crowd which will be largely
stag, including hundreds of alumni
and former students coming back for
is the
ates and the occasion is now one of
the greatest events on the college cal-
The Lycoming County Fair
The Lycoming county fair to be
held at Hughesville on October 9th to
13th inclusive will close the out-of-
door fall attractions of this kind in
this section.
It offers assurance of a very large
showing of horses, cattle, hogs and
poultry, with the agricultural build-
ing already too small to accommo-
date the exhibits.
Twenty-five new race horse stables
have been erected to take care of the
increasing number of race horses.
Racing on Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday, with big auto races on Satur-
day, under the auspices of the North-
ern Central Auto Racing association,
eight cars with seven events.
Corey’s Carnival company with five
rides and ten shows, will occupy the
Sanger’s pigs, the Hori Japs, and
the Great Cahil, free before the
More Japanese Relief.
The following additional contribu-
tions to the Japanese relief fund have
been received:
Previously reported .............. $1,637.14
FH. B. Bealy,.....oocivioisanacisiai 10.00
Miss. R. G. Frostburg.........aoe.. 2.00
Miss Helen E. C. Overton.......... 3.00
Miss M. L. McManus........oceeu.. 1.00
Miss Ruth Fulton...c..ccovnnvses-s 1.00
Total contributions to date........ $1,654.14
This amount has been remitted to the
American Red Cross.
The officers of the Bellefonte Chap-
ter wish to thank the several contrib-
utors to the fund, for their quick and
generous response to this appeal.
That Hospital Benefit.
The beautiful drama, “The Coming
of Ruth,” which is being prepared as
a benefit for the Bellefonte hospital,
is becoming more and more interest-
ing as the play develops. A few of
the principal soloists have been heard
and have given great pleasure to the
company by the quality of their ren-
dition. The director is to be congrat-
ulated upon his wise selection of the
characters portrayed. The scenes
thus far studied embrace the Baal-
worshipers and the departure of Elim-
eleck’s family into Moab. The date
has been set for October 15th and
16th. \
——Just 245. tickets were sold at
the Bellefonte station for the Penn-
sylvania railroad excursion to Niag-
ara Falls on Saturday night.
——The ladies bible class of the
Lutheran church will hold a bake sale
on Saturday, October 20th, in H. P.
Schaeffer's hardware store.