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Bellefonte, Pa., December 14, 1923.
NEWS ABOUT TOWN AND COUNTY.
— The Brockerhoff house public
dining room will be closed all day on
Raccoon will be the only kind
of game legal to hunt after tomorrow,
and they will be in season until Feb-
The Pennsylvania State College
will close for the holiday season to-
day, and will not reopen until Thurs-
day, January 3rd. >
The Hon. Harry B. Scott, of
Philipsburg, has been made chairman
for Centre county of the Harding me-
In an automobile accident on
Centre Hall mountain, last Friday
afternoon, Howard Grove, of Centre
Hall, sustained several fractured ribs.
The Hon. William I. Swoope
has presented a bill in Congress that
would provide for the erection of a
public building in Philipsburg not to
exceed $125,000 in cost.
-——A sale of home-made candies
will be held at Olewine’s hardware
store on Saturday, conducted by mem-
bers of St. John’s Episcopal Sunday
school, for the benefit of the church
school service league.
Mrs. F. M. Crawford's Sunday
school class will take orders for home-
made salted peanuts at 50 cents a
pound, and home-made salted almonds
at $1.00 per pound. Phone your order
to 152-M not later than Thursday,
Jury commissioners John Deck-
er and Joseph Emerick, with Mrs.
Donald Potter as clerk, started their
job on Monday of filling the jury
wheel with names of men and women
who will be called upon to do jury
service during 1924.
Mrs. William McClure was
painfully injured, last Friday morn-
ing, when she was struck by a car
«coming down High street, at the
«crossing leading from the Centre
County bank building to the old Gar-
man property. No bones were broken
“but she was badly bruised and suffer-
«ed considerably from shock.
William R. Phillips, general
smanager of the Bellefonte plant of
the American Lime and® Stone Co.,
ayvith Mrs. Phillips and their three
«children, are occupying apartments at
the Bush house. Since moving to
Bellefonte during the late summer Mr.
and Mrs. Phillips have lived in the
Hugh N. Crider home on east Linn
J. Linn Blackford opened his
new moving picture house, “The Clif-
ton,” in Huntingdon, last week. The
Monitor of that place says “it’s a won-
.derful theatre and that the people of
Huntingdon are proud as can be of it.”
‘We congratulate Linn and hope that
“his venture will be even more success-
MEYERS GOES TO JAIL.
Bootlegging Cases Chief Interest al
December Term of Court.
it was impossible to have him indicted
for bootlegging on the information in
his possession, he would impose a sen-
tence in the larceny charge that would
Violators of the Volstead law were give him to understand that the court
the chief attraction at the regular De-
cember session of court held this
is beyond intimidation. Mr. Kelly de-
nied the charges but the court sen-
week, and the court house was crowd- | tenced him to not less than one year
ed every day with men and women nor more than two in the western
curious to witness the outcome? Prin- | penitentiary.
cipal interest centered in the men
caught in the state police dragnet on
or about October 12th, when a raid-
ing squad under command of Capt.
Paul Stout, of Lancaster, arrested
three Bellefonte men, two at Snow
Shoe and one at Penns Cave, on
charges of manufacturing and traffic-
ing in liquor.
The first of the cases were disposed
of on Monday evening when John
Haldeman, of Bellefonte, plead guilty
to the charge of bootlegging and was
sentenced to pay a fine of one dollar
and undergo imprisonment in the
county jail for not less than thirty
days nor more than sixty.
The next case was that of William
Musser, of Penns Cave, who plead
guilty to manufacturing and selling
liquor of greater strength than the
Volstead law prescribes. At a hear-
ing before a justice of the peace in
Bellefonte early in October Mr. Mus-
ser gave bail for his appearance at
the December term of court and some
time later he left the county
and went to Canada. Under pres-
sure of his bondsman he return-
ed last week and on his way
back spent a night in Buffalo, N.
Y., where he fell into the hands of a
bunch of evil-disposed people and was
robbed of $400 in cash and some val-
uable papers. He appeared in court,
however, on Monday and plead guilty
to the charges against him. The court
sentenced him to pay the costs of
prosecution, a fine of five hundred
dollars and imprisonment in the coun-
ty jail for not less than one year nor
more than two.
The case of Jeff Tearney was taken
up on Wednesday afternoon, he hav-
ing entered a plea of not guilty, but
after the Commonwealth had offered
its evidence in the shape of the testi-
mony of the state police who told of
purchasing liquor from Mr. Tearney,
and presenting the liquor in evidence,
he changed his plea from not guilty
The case of Fred Meyers occupied
the attention of the court most of
Wednesday afternoon. State police
told of purchasing a quart bottle of
whiskey from Mr. Meyers about ten
o'clock on the evening of October
11th, which, when analyzed, proved to
be from forty to forty five per cent.
alcoholic content. Mr. Meyers, in his
own behalf, testified that he was not
in Bellefonte on the evening of Octo-
ber 11th, having taken a young wom-
an to her home in Unionville. The
woman in question and her father
substantiated Mr. Meyers’ testimony,
while two other young women testi-
fied that on the evening of October
11th they were out joy riding with
| the state policeman who claimed to
ful than he anticipated when going pave purchased the whiskey from
have put on holiday reduction sales
svhich have attracted large crowds,
avhile the high-class pictures at the
Scenic always draw big audiences.
Hundreds of Bellefonte people are
regular attendants and thus they see
all the good ones. If you are not a
regular get in line and see all the
———Sheriff-elect E. R. Taylor an-
mounced on Wednesday that he had
selected his deputy in the person of
John L. Dunlap, of Bellefonte. At the
recent election Mr. Dunlap was elect-
ed a member of Bellefonte borough
council, from the West ward, but be-
ing an office holder of this character
will not disqualify him from serving |
as deputy to sheriff Taylor.
—1If Centre county is to partici-
pate in the State-aid road fund dis-
tribution the county commissioners
will have to make their desire known
to the Highway Department on or be-
fore December 31st, otherwise the
money that would come to this county
will revert to the fund and be pro-rat-
ed among those counties from which
applications have been filed. Officials
of the Department realize that in
most counties in the State the person-
mel of the board of county commis-
‘Monday in the new year, but notwith-
standing this fact they are asking the
present board to decide the question
. or lose the money.
——To the friend in Philadelphia,
whom we've never seen or met, who
concluded a most cheering Christmas
letter to us with the hope that we'd
get a roast of venison and the sherry
io dress it with and that our private
tbootlegger would come through with
:a “quart of twenty-year old to add to
-the joys of it all,” we want to make a
confession. Long ago we kenned that
Meyers, and that the policeman was
Many merchants in Bellefonte | so badly intoxicated that one of the
girls had to drive the car home. The
! case went to the jury at five o’clock
and after being out about an hour
they returned a sealed verdict which
was presented to court yesterday
morning in which they found Mr.
Meyers guilty as indicted and he was
promptly sentenced to pay a fine of
five hundred dollars, costs of prose-
cution and undergo imprisonment in
the county jail for not less than one
year nor more than two. :
Mr. Tearney was called before the
court yesterday morning and because
he has a wife and family of nine chil-
dren to support, and works every day,
Judge Quigley told him he would sus-
pend sentence upon the payment of
costs, provided he would walk the
straight and narrow path for a per-
iod of two years; if he failed to do so,
however, he would call him up and
give him the same sentence he gave
Gasper Paulik, of Snow Shoe, one
of the men arrested in the October
raid, was sent to jail for three to six
Other cases heard during the week
included that of the Commonwealth
vs. George Sweigart, charged with
forcible entry and assault. This case
was from Rush township where Mr.
Sweigart is constable. The prosecu-
tor, Mrs. Moore, stated that the con-
stable had forced his way into her
home without being fortified with a
search warrant. Mr. Sweigart plead
guilty to the charge but explained his
action by stating that he had been
asked to go there by two young men
who charged their sister was in the
house with a married man. As no
great harm was done sentence was
suspended upon the payment of costs,
and Mr. Sweigart was given thirty
days in which to make the payment.
Commonwealth vs. Thomas Golden,
the time was nearing when Judge ' charged by his wife with assault and
Quigley would have to treat
wough so we got another job for our
private bootlegger. He’s been dis-
tributing temperance tracts for nine
months or more and though our camp
is right on the banks of Spring creek
it’s as dry.as the desert of Sahara
and we have no hope of ever glimps-
ing “a quart of twenty-year old”
again unless it be in a museum. We
did get the roast of venison, however.
Samuel McWilliams Hess sent the
deer meat, with the compliments of
the Modocs, of which hunting party
te is such an enthusiastic member.
We had the currant jelly and fell to
the low estate of using a substitute
for sherry but the dinner was fine be-
cause gathered with us round the ta-
ble were the spirits of such hearten-
ing ‘well wishers as the unknown one:
4n Philadelphia and Sam Hess,
‘em battery and desertion and non-sup-
port. After hearing two witnesses
the court eliminated the charge of as-
sault and battery and ordered the de-
fendant to pay fifty dollars a month
for the support of his wife and two
children and to give a bond as assur-
ance for faithfully carrying out the
order of the court.
John Kelly, a young man of How-
ard, plead guilty to the charge of
stealing two automobile tires from
William Weber, of Howard. When
called for sentence on Wednesday
afternoon the court stated that he had
information from a reliable source
that he (Kelly) had also been engag-
ed in bootlegging in Bald Eagle val-
ley, and that he had made the asser-
tion that the court would not dare im-
pose sentence upon him because he
Civil cases tried included the Pick-
ering Coal & Clay company vs. Cen-
tral Refractories company. Verdict
in favor of the plaintiff for $431.14.
William P. Bell vs. D. R. Wilson, an
action to recover damages resulting
from an automobile accident. Verdict
in favor of the plaintiff for $174.10.
Wilhelm Krause vs. John Bergen,
an action in ejectment. Verdict for
Mrs. David H. Custer Killed by Acci-
dental Gun Shot.
Mrs. Lulu M. Custer, wife of David
H. Custer, who lives a short distance
above Snow Shoe Intersection, was in-
stantly killed between nine and ten
o'clock on Wednesday morning when
a shot gun in the hands of her eigh-
teen year old son Harold was acci-
dentally discharged, the entire load
hitting her in the left side just be-
low the heart. Young Custer was on
the point of starting out to hunt and
had gotten as far as the kitchen door.
The gun he had taken was new to him
and he was examining the mechanism
when it was suddenly discharged and
his mother, who was standing near,
dropped to the floor, dying instantly.
The son was naturally horror-strick-
en and with other members of the
family rushed to their mother’s side,
hoping that the shot was not fatal
and that Mrs. Custer had only lost
consciousness, but their hopes were in
vain. The son is heart-broken over
Mrs. Custer was fifty years old on
August 8th and was a daughter of
Uriah and Mary McHenry Conley. In
addition to her husband she is surviv-
ed by eight children, namely: Ar-
thur G. Custer, of Baltimore; Mrs.
Joseph Davidson, of Wingate; Earl,
at home; Mrs. Budd Monsel, of Belle-
fonte; Harold, Nellie, Clark and Paul,
at home. She also leaves one brother
and one sister, Clark Conley, of Pitts-
burgh, and Mrs. E. C. Warren, of St.
Paul, Minn., as well as the following
half-brothers and sisters: Miss Mina
Goheen, of Julian; Isaiah Conley, in
Iowa; Howard, of Johnstown; Miss
Venie Conley, of Fishertown, Bedford
county, and Miss Annie, of Sewickley.
Rev. M. C. Piper will have charge
of the funeral services which will be
held at two o’clock tomorrow after-
noon, burial to be made in the Stover
A lp ———————
——Solid mahogany candlesticks,
with glass tops, at $1.00.—W. R.
Mother and Son Dead as Result of
Mrs. Walter Lobb, of Brisbin, was
instantly killed and her five year old
son Alvin so badly injured that he
died inside of five hours, in an auto
wreck on Sunday evening, when the
train on the New York Central rail-
road struck the Lobb machine on the
Butler crossing, near Philipsburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Lobb with their five
children and fifteen year old Bella
Hicks, were on their way home from
a motor trip to Clearfield. As they
neared the railroad crossing Mr.
Lobb’s vision was obscured by the
bright headlights of cars going in the
opposite direction, and he failed to
see or hear the train, which was run-
ning behind schedule time. The pilot
of the engine struck the front of the
automobile just as it covered the
The machine, a big King Eight car,
was thrown about fifty feet and com-
pletely wrecked. The train was stop-
ped as quickly as possible and train
crew and passing pedestrians gather-
ed up the dead and injured and con-
veyed them to the Cottage State hos-
pital. Mrs. Lobb was dead when they
reached there and physicians stated
that she had probably met instant
death. The little boy died about mid-
night. While all the others are pain-
fully injured hospital authorities ex-
pect them to recover.
New Year’s Eve at the Penn-Alto.
Last year’s New Year’s eve party
at the Penn Alto hotel in Altoona was
such a pleasureable event that the
management of that hotel is planning
even a bigger affair for the enjoyment
of those who want to journey to Al-
toona to see the old year out and the
A New York, a Boston and the reg-
ular hotel orchestra will all be play-
ing, as the dining room, the lounge
and the mezzanine gallery will be giv-
en over to diners and revelry. -A
number of professional entertainers
have been secured to contribute a bit
to the merriment and some evening is
in store for those who make reserva-
tions early enough to be certain of a
erson, of Fort Myer, Va., and Miss
Anna V. Heaton, of Bellefonte, were
married at the Methodist parsonage
in Bellefonte on Thursday, December
6th, by the Rev. E. E. McKelvey. Mur.
Atcherson is in the service of the
government, and they hope to make
their home in Philadelphia.
——Wednesday the treasurer of the
Bellefonte hospital received a check
from the Elks for $1406.06. It repre-
sents the net receipts from the Hal-
had furnished liquor to court house low-een carnival.
AMONG THE HUNTERS.
A Small Fortune Spent on the Trail
Almost six thousand hunting licens-
es were issued in Centre county this
year which means a preliminary ex-
pense of practically $6,000 before the
army of hunters start for the woods,
and with this figure as the basis of
calculation the man with a statistical
mind might be able to figure out what
the people of Centre county have paid
this fall for a few weeks of the sport
of hunting. And should he succeed in
doing so we feel confident that the
total would be of such magnitude as
to make the old-time hunter gasp
Twenty-five and thirty years ago
hunting parties consisted of from six
to eight men, all expert in following
the trail, and about all they took to
camp was plenty of bread, bacon, sau-
sage, a ham or two, some potatoes,
and plenty of coffee. But today it is
different. Take the Fisher party, of
Boalsburg, which camped at Sinking
creek in the Bear Meadows district,
their provender included eighty
pounds of sausage, three fresh hams
and three cured hams, several sides of
bacon, a quarter of beef, white bread,
nut bread and graham bread, oranges
and grape fruit, prunes, tea and cof-
fee, flour, sugar, lard, two turkeys
and a number of chickens. In fact
their bill for “eats” was just $353.35.
They have a two story house for a
camp and it is fully equipped with
beds, cots and mattresses, dishes, ete.
Of course the Fisher party has a
memberhip of from twenty to twen-
ty-five men, but if the expense of
each party of that size has been any-
thing near that of the Fisher party it
would indicate an expenditure of any-
where from fifty to seventy-five
thousand dollars. Of course nobody
will attempt to compute the returns
for this big outlay. In fact it can’t
be computed in dollars and cents.
While the majority of hunters nat-
urally try their best to get deer and
other game as trophies of the chase
it is the outing in the mountains and
open air that appeals to all of them.
The brief spell of free, untrammeled
life, away from all the conventional-
ities, and with nothing to worry
By the time this issue of the
“Watchman” reaches its readers most
of the deer hunters will have broken
camp and be either at home or on
their way there. So far as deer is
concerned it has been a successful
season. While it is practically im-
possible to get an accurate count of
the bucks killed in Centre county the
various game wardens agree that the
number is the greatest for many
years, probably in excess of four hun-
dred. Quite a number of parties got
their limit the first week, while others
went home with three, four and five
Wilmerding hunters who had their
headquarters at Walter Gherrity’s,
went home on Saturday with three
The Tuscarora club, of Juniata,
went home from the Seven mountains
last Thursday with four deer.
The DeForest club, of Altoona,
hunting in the Stone creek region,
went home with five on Friday.
Two bear were killed on Wallace
run, in the foothills of the Alleghe-
nies, the latter part of the week. One
weighing 184 pounds by a Tyrone
party and the other by a party from
East Liberty. It weighed 140 pounds.
The Foster party, of State College,
came home from Stone creek last
week with their limit of six.
The Woodward club broke camp last
Saturday, having bagged their sixth
deer on Friday.
Among the former Centre countians
back for the hunt was Prof. S. C. Mil-
ler, assistant superintendent of the
schools of Chester, Pa. He came up
for the first three days of the season
and spent them at his father’s camp
over at Monroe Furnace, just over the
mountains from Pine Grove Mills.
Last year Prof. Miller bought a new
.300 Savage rifle and came up here to
try it. The very first shot brought
down a fine buck and he hadn’t fired
another shot from it until last week
when the second one was aimed at a
buck that fell dead in its tracks.
The Yarnell-McMullen hunting par-
ty, located in Little Sugar Valley, got
their second deer on Wednesday after-
noon, a two point buck. But even this
will hardly account for their failure
to get a big black bear on Monday.
A half dozen or more of the hunters
had bruin entirely surrounded and
four of them took two shots apiece at
the bear, which in the case of one of
the men was at a distance of only
about fifty feet, but notwithstanding
this fact the bear broke through the
cordon of hunters and got away. And
now some of them are blaming their
hard luck on a monster white buck
that has been ranging that series of
mountains the past eight years. The
animal has been seen and shot at a
score of times, even at close range,
without bringing it down, and some
old hunters claim that it is impervious
to bullets. In fact, it is claimed as a
‘real hoodoo by a number of hunters.
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Genuine Tennessee cedar chests
as low as $15.00.—W. R. Brachbill.
On Friday night, at 8:30, in the I. |
0. 0. F. lodge room, the ladies of |
Crystal Spring Rebekah lodge will
present a hospital benefit recital, to
be given by Mrs. A. M. Krader and
Miss Rachael Shuey. This program
will be open to the public. No admis-
sion will be charged but a silver col-
lection will be lifted.
EWS PURELY PERSONAL.
—Dr. 8. M. Huff and wife, of Newark, N.
J., spent last week among relatives in
Milesburg and calling on friends in Belle-
— Miss Celia Haupt went over to Cur-
wensville Monday afternoon, expecting to
remain for the week with Mrs. Howard J.
—Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Griffith left Tues-
day for Philadelphia, where they have
planned to spend the Holiday season with
— Mrs. Washington Irvin and her daugh-
ter, Mrs. Fred Hollobaugh, spent yester-
day in the stores of Altoona, doing their
Mrs. Walter Lilly, of Lewisburg, has
been a guest during the week of Mrs. John
1. Olewine and Miss Adaline, at their home
on north Allegheny street.
—Mrs. M. I. Gardner was an arrival in
town yesterday; having come over from
Clearfield for one of her frequent visits
with her mother, Mrs. Cyrus Strickland.
—George Harpster was an over Sunday
visitor with his daughter and family, at
Mill Hall, and while there saw the carcass
of one of the very few elks killed in the
State this season.
— Mrs. William B. Wallis, of Pittsburgh,
will come to Bellefonte this week to cel-
ebrate her birthday with her mother and
grandmother, Mrs. Conley and Mrs. Meese,
remaining here for the Holidays. Mr.
Wallis will join Mrs. Wallis for Christmas.
—Mr. and Mrs. John T. McCormick, of
State College, spent Tuesday in Bellefonte,
shopping, looking after some business and
visiting. The greater part of the time,
however, was spent with Mrs. McCormick's
sister, Mrs. Hutchinson, at her home on
— Mrs. Murdock Claney, of Narberth, and
Miss Caroline McClure, of Wilkinsburg,
were called to Bellefonte last Saturday, on
account of their mother's accident. Mrs.
McClure's injuries at first were thought to
be very serious, but more hope is now felt
for a speedy recovery.
— Mrs. J. D. Lambert and her daughter,
Mrs. Labb, who came to Bellefonte two
weeks ago for the funeral of James Noll,
went to Tyrone Tuesday morning for a
day’s visit with Mrs. Lambert's brother;
intending to leave from there during the
afternoon for their home at Larimer.
—Paul Foreman, a student at Franklin
and Marshall College, will arrive home
this evening to spend his holiday vaca-
tion with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. R.
Foreman. Their son Mahlon will come
home tomorrow from the University of
Michigan and their daughter, Miss Lois,
will arrive on the 20th.
—Miss Hilda L. Haupt, head operator in
the Bell telephone exchange in Bellefonte,
attended a meeting of the supervising em-
ployees of the Bell company in the Cen-
tral Pennsylvania district held at Altoo-
na on Tuesday. One of the speakers pres-
ent at the meeting was general traffic man-
ager John Tonner Harris, of Philadelphia,
but who was born and raised in Bellefonte.
—Prof. J. A. Hunter, for some years
head of the department of mechanical en-
gineering at the University of Colorado,
located at Boulder, has been east this
week. Returning from a business trip to
New York he stopped off for a visit of a
few days with relatives and friends at
State College and spent part of yesterday
with his cousin Robert I". Hunter and
family in this place.
—Mr. and Mrs. Lycurgus Lingle, of Cen-
tre Hall, spent Tuesday in Bellefonte, do-
ing some Christmas shopping. Mr. and
Mrs. Lingle expect to leave next week for
New York State, where they will be until
after Christmas with their son James and
family. The principal reason for going at
this time is to see their first and only
grand-child, a little daughter who arrived
in their son’s family two weeks ago.
—Mrs. Robert A. Miller and her cousin,
Mrs. Fred Giles, both of Tyrone, spent a
short time in Bellefonte Wednesday after-
noon, on their return from a day's visit
with the Jamison family, at Mrs. Miller's
former home at Spring Mills. Mr. Miller
and Mr. Giles are with the P. R. R. Co,
consequently their families are among the
fortunate ones who can make frequent vis-
its with the away from home friends.
—A very interesting caller at the
“watchman” office Wednesday was Irvin
TT. Harrison, of Pleasant Gap. Mr. Harri-
son has been employed at the Whiterock
operations for three years or more and is
one of that company’s most trusted em-
ployees. He didn’t tell us what brought
him to town, specially, but since he is a
bachelor we know he wasn't worried like
the most of us are just now over what to
get the little folks for Christmas.
—Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Young and
their two daughters, Evalyn and Jean, of
Charleston, W. Va., are expected in Belle-
fonte late next week, to be Christmas
guests of Mrs. Young's parents, Dr. and
Mrs. M. A. Kirk. Mr. and Mrs. Young are
moving to Mr. Young's former home in
Clearfield, where he has accepted a posi-
tion in his line of work as a sanitary en-
gineer and it is there they expect to make
their home as soon as their household
goods arrive from Charleston.
—Among those in attendance at court
during the fore part of the week were Wil-
liam Woods, of Osceola, and John Bergen,
of Munson. They were here for the de-
termination of a case that has been in
court for a long time. It involved the ti-
tle to some property along Moshannon
creek near Osceola that Mr. Bergen bought
at tax sale. A verdict in his favor was
rendered by the jury and so he and Mr.
Woods, his principal witness, went home
happy on Wednesday afternoon.
—Mrs. Joseph Metz will leave Bellefonte
today to join her son at their home in
Princeton, Ind., for Christmas; expecting
to remain there until early in the new
year, when she will return to Centre coun-
ty. Mrs. Metz is better known in this lo-
cality as Miss Fannie Baum, and has been
here for a ten week's visit with her broth-
ers and sisters in Bellefonte and State Col-
lege. Upon her son’s return to school at
Columbus, after the Holidays, Mrs. Metz
will continue her winter's visit here.
— Mrs. Robert F. Fay, with her daugh-
ter, Patty Lane Fay Jr. who had been in
Bellefonte since early summer, left two
weeks ago to return to their home in Cal-
ifornia. The trip out was made over the
southern route; Mrs. Fay’s plans included
stops in Philadelphia, Washington and
New Orleans, for a short visit with friends
in each place, expecting then to go direct
home, arriving in Santa Monica about De-
cember 11th. Mrs. Fay and the child ac-
companied Mrs. John Lane east when she
, was summoned to Bellefonte early in the
summer by Mr. Lane's illness, the child
and her mother remaining here with Mrs.
Fay's parents since that time.
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—Miss Freda Baum returned home a
week ago from a month's visit with her
sister, in New York city.
—Mrs. John Jacobs, of Boalsburg, who
was in Bellefonte on a shopping expedition
on Wednesday, was a very pleasant caller
at the “Watchman” office.
—Mrs. Ralph E. Kirk and her daughter,
Mary Katherine, are guests of Mrs. Kirk's
mother, Mrs. D. I. Willard; having come
in from Grindstone Tuesday.
—Mr., and Mrs. Edward Cohen arrived in
Bellefonte a week ago, having driven here
from their home in Baltimore for a visit
with Mr. Cohen's brother, Walter Cohen
and his family.
—Mrs. George Stuart and her son Ken-
neth spent a day in Bellefonte last week
with Mrs. Stuart’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. James Seibert. Mrs. Stuart stopped
here on her way home to Cameron, after
attending the funeral of her father, the
late Harry Seibert, at Barnesboro.
—Arthur E. Ward, of Jersey City, was
an over Sunday guest of his mother, Mrs.
J. E. Ward. Being on a business trip to
West Virginia and through western Penn-
sylvania it is probable that Mr. Ward will
plan his return to the east so that he may
spend Christmas in Bellefonte with his
—Mrs. Joseph Ceader came here from
Newark, N. J.,, Monday and has been a
guest of her nieces, the Misses Cooney, for
the week. Upon the return home today of
her daughter, Mrs. McClure Gamble, Mrs.
Ceader will spend the remainder of the
time with her; the plans for her stay in
Bellefonte, however, are indefinite.
—Mrs. G. A. MacMillen was in Belle
fonte Tuesday between trains, stopping off
for her daughter, Mary Mott MacMillen
Jr., who had been here with her grand-
mother, Mrs. Odillie Mott, for several
months. Mrs. MacMillen went directly
from here to New York, intending to drive
from there back to her home in Detroit,
—Mrs. A. Clyde Smith returned home
from Clearfield Wednesday night, bring-
ing with her her daughter, Miss Miriam,
who had been under the care of Dr. Wa-
terworth for three weeks; on account of
recently discovered spine curvature. The
treatment will require Miss Smith to be
perfectly rigid on her back for three
—Miss Kate Gummo, who is making her
first visit home from Germany in twenty
years, was in Bellefonte for several hours
Wednesday afternoon; having driven here
with her niece, Mrs. Dunlap, from Pine
Grove Mills. Miss Gummo spent much of
her girlhood life in Bellefonte, later going
to California and finally left this country
to make her home with her aunt in Ger-
many; but on account of the confiscation
of all her property there, came home to.
live the rest of her life with her people.
Not a Bath in Four Years.
A man who gave his name as John
Chezkok, and his home Unionville,
was arrested at Cresson, last Thurs-
day evening, as a suspicious charac-
ter. When searched at the station
house it was discovered that he was
wearing six pairs of trousers, seven.
shirts, two suits of underwear, two
vests, a coat, a heavy pair of shoes
and artics. He wore a heavy beard
and claimed to be only twenty-six
years old. He claimed to be on his
way home from a visit to Pittsburgh
and confessed that he had been ar-
rested forty-six times in the past
three months while “looking for
work.” His hands and face were so
dirty that Cresson officials asked him
when he had taken a wash and he re-
plied: “Oh, not so bad this time;
washed last time in July, but have not
taken a bath all over for about four
years.” And yet he claimed to live in
The gift she will appreciate, a
Hoosier kitchen cabinet.—W. R.
Harding Memorial Association of
The part to be taken by the citizens
of Centre county in the erection of a
memorial to the late President, War-
ren Gamaliel Harding, has taken
form in the appointment of officers,
the following having been named by
the national Harding Memorial asso-
Chairman, Harry B. Scott, Philips-
Vice chairmen, Hardman P. Harris,
Bellefonte; M. Ward Fleming, Phil-
ipsburg; J. Laird Holmes, State Col-
lege; L. Frank Mayes, Lemont.
Secretary, W. I. Fleming,
Further details in connection with
this undertaking will be announced in
the near future.
Report of Needlework Guild.
The Bellefonte branch of the Nee-
dlework Guild of America reports the
collection of 694 articles for the year
In the distribution 344 of these ar-
ticles, consisting of towels, pillow cas-
es, sheets, wash cloths and infant ap-
parel were sent to the Bellefonte hos-
The remaining articles comprising
stockings, underwear, etc., were dis-
tributed by the directors.
JANE W. CURTIN,
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The party who took the spare
tire from Sim Baum’s car is known.
If same is not returned at once pros-
ecution will follow. 49-1t
— The ideal Christmas giff, a
Globe Wernicke book case—~W. R.
For Rent.—A private garage. In-
quire at this office.
Bellefonte Grain Market.
Corrected Weekly by C. Y, Wagner & Co.
Wheat - - - - - $1.00
Shelled Corn - - - - -- 1.00
Rye - - - - = - 90
Oats = - - - - - 45
Barley - - - - - - 60
' Buckwheat - - - - - 00