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Bellefonte, Pa., January 11, 1924.
NEWS ABOUT TOWN AND COUNTY.
— John Fisher is seriously ill at
his home on Water street.
Lynn D. Quick, arrested at
Milesburg for the desertion of his wife
and three children in Altoona, waived
a hearing in that city on Monday and
was held for trial at the Blair county
The Firemen’s Relief associa-
tion, of Bellefonte, held its annual
meeting and banquet at the public
building on Howard street on Tues-
day evening, when the firemen were
felicitated on their good work of the
——Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Thomas
will move the middle of February,
from the Van Ingen apartment house
on the corner of Allegheny and Curtin
streets, to the Mrs. Louisa V. Harris
house on Allegheny street. Mrs. Har-
ris herself will take the north side of
the house, giving the south side to Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas.
——The cold weather of the past
week has had one good result, at
least; no serious automobile accidents
have been reported in Centre county.
In fact pleasure drivers and joy riders
have not been abroad all hours of the
day and night, hence there has been
less traffic and a great reduction in
the danger of accidents.
E. L. McFeaters, the Pittsburgh
bond salesman who almost two years
ago swindled two or more banks in
Centre county out of large sums of
money, plead guilty in the Blair coun-
ty court, on Monday, to disposing
worthless stock in that county and
was sentenced to pay a fine of $500
and undergo imprisonment in the
western penitentiary for not less than
five nor more than ten years.
——James E. Allen, of State Col-
lege, the young man arrested in Al-
toona on January 2nd on the charge
of passing fraudulent checks at State
College, called this office this week
and denied the statement made in the
“Watchman” last week that he was
the man who passed the forged check
at the store of D. I. Willard & Son in
Bellefonte. As we are not disposed
to get the young man in any deeper
trouble than he already is we cheer-
fully publish this statement.
— Edward Miller, an employee of
the Potter-Hoy Hardware company,
sustained painful injuries on Wednes-
day morning in a peculiar manner.
The company received a car load of
rolled wire and Mr. Miller was as-
signed to help unload it. As he at-
tempted to open the door on the car
two rolls of wire tumbled out, hit him
a glancing blow on the fore part of the
head, knocking him unconscious. For-
tunately no bones were broken but he
is pretty badly bruised and rather
sore as the result of the accident.
“Watchman” readers who miss-
de the Scenic program in last week’s
paper, and there were many of them
according to the inquiries at this of-
fice, will find it at its old place in the
advertising columns this week. Two
especially good shows are announced
for next week and movie fans should
not miss this opportunity of seeing
them. Manager Brown has booked
some unusually high-class pictures to
be shown during the winter and early
spring and by being a regular is the
only assurance of seeing them all.
Those weather prognosticators
who strenuously persisted that we
would have no cold weather until some
tine curing Fevruary must have had
their faith badly warped by the real
arctic blast that swept over the en-
tire State last Saturday night and
Sunday. Thermometers in Bellefonte
just touched the zero mark Saturday
night, though several places in the
county reported a few degrees below.
And the cold has hung on with suffi-
cient tenacity to justify the belief
that Old Boreas is on the job at last.
——We know that every reader of
the “Watchman” will be gratified to
learn that Capt. W. H. Fry is recov-
ering nicely from a brief illness ex-
perienced while on a visit at the home
~ of his son, G. Mac Fry, at Pennsylva-
nia Furnace, last week. His “Pine
Grove Mentions” have been such an
interesting column in this paper for
s0 many years that they are an es-
tablished feature and are eagerly read
by hundreds of people in Centre coun-
ty as well as many who have moved
frora Ferguson township to other
M. Ward Fleming, of Philips-
burg; Arthur C. Dale and Hard P.
Harris, of Bellefonte, have been ap-
pointed a board of viewers to decide
the fate of the old steam heating
plant and gas works on Lamb street,
and will meet at the plant to make
an inspection on Saturday of next
week. A hearing will be held in the
grand jury room on February 18th to
consider their report and make an ap-
praisement of the property. The
above is the result of condemnation
proceedings recently instituted by the
Bellefonte school board.
We notice in the Philipsburg
Journal that George H. Richards, one
time a candidate for sheriff of Centre
county on the Democratic ticket, has
sold his meat market in Philipsburg
and is going to retire from business.
For many, many years Mr. Richards
has stood behind the block doling out
juicy morsels of savory meat to sat-
isfy the epicurean appetites of the
people of that town. Failing to get
out of his shop by the political route
he has now taken the only sure way
and we hope he will live long to en-
joy the fruits of his labor.
OLD COUNCIL OUT, NEW COUN-
Burgess W. Harrison Walker Pledges
Hearty Co-operation with
Council in Future.
While the old Bellefonte borough
council adjourned sine die after clean-
ing up the business for the year, on
Monday evening, and the new council
organized, there will be only two
changes in the personnel, Harry Bad-
ger taking the place of Adolph Fau-
ble in the South ward and John L.
Dunlap succeeding Darius Waite in
the West ward.
Every member of the old council
with the exception of Thomas Hazel
was present when council was called
to order at 7:30 o'clock by the presi-
dent, John S. Walker, and no verbal
communications were presented.
Secretary Kelly reported that the
borough manager had finally effected
a settlement with the Barrett Compa-
ny for the inferior ugite furnished for
the streets last summer, the company
agreeing to accept $500 for its bill of
$800, and council approved the settle-
Secretary Kelly also read a commu-
nication from treasurer John S. Gin-
ter, of the Pruner orphanage, in which
he stated that his bond had been in-
creased to the amount requested by
A communication was received from
Ulsh & Bashoar in which they sub-
mitted to council a proposition to sell
the borough their mill and water pow-
er rights, as well as the leases for the
building rights over the race, with
the exception of the Lauderbach-Zer-
by company, for $50,000; the propo-
sition stating that by making the pur-
chase the borough could install an
electric power generator and pump
the water and light the town at a
comparatively nominal expense. The
proposition has sufficient appeal to
the members of council that they will
visit the mill in a body this (Friday)
afternoon and go into the matter more
A brief report from the borough
manager showed that during the year
1923 money collected by him from all
sources totaled $4124.49.
The Street committee presented the
borough manager’s report of work
done during the past three weeks and
the collection of $101.50 on Pine street
paving; $66.20 from Spring township
for road improvements; $50.00 from
J. D. Herman and $50.00 from D. A.
Barlett, as contributions towards the
putting down of a sewer, and $30.00
for sewer connection permits.
The Water committee reported re-
pairs made to a number of meters and
also to the pump at the Phoenix mill
station. Report was also made that
the borough manager has collected
the additional amount of $786.66 on
the 1922 water duplicate.
The Fire and Police committee pre-
sented the burgess’ check for $87.26
for fines and licenses collected. Mr.
Flack, chairman of the committee,
also made a motion that the annual
appropriation of $250.00 be made to
| each fire company, and the same was |
The Finance committee presented
the report of the borough treasurer
which showed a balance in the First
National bank of $5791.31 and in the
Bellefonte Trust company of $8348.19.
After depositing the money received
on Monday evening and paying the
bills passed there will be a balance on
hand of approximately ten thousand
dollars. The committee also asked
for the renewal of one note for $1900,
and recommended that $2000 be
placed in the sinking fund.
Secretary Kelly read the report of
the fire marshall for the past year
which showed that the department
had responded to forty alarms of
fire, thirty-one of which were within
the borough. In twenty-four instanc-
es the fire was extinguished with
chemicals before it made much head-
way. The aggregate value of the
property involved was given at $270,-
550, while the total fire loss during
the year was only $11,500. The fire
marshall, Robert Kline, stated that
this was an unprecedented record and
should be a strong argument in favor
of the reduction of insurance rates.
He reported both triple pumpers in
fine shape and the equipment in good
condition and paid a tribute to the
members of both fire companies for
their work during the year.
On motion of Mr. Cunningham a
vote of thanks was extended the fire
marshall for his comprehensive re-
port and also to the firemen for their
efficiency and hearty co-operation dur-
ing the year.
Bills to the amount of $6159.52
were approved for payment and after
the reading and approval of the min-
utes of the final session council ad-
journed sine die.
Burgess Walker promptly adminis-
tered the oath of office to the two new
members, Harry Badger and John L.
Dunlap, and also to John 8. Walker,
of the North ward and Harry Flack,
of the South ward, re-elected at the
November election. The burgess then
called the members to order and in a
brief speech pledged his hearty co-
operation in the future and asked
equal co-operation on the part of
council. He stated that as officials of
the borough any and all personal dif-
ferences should be forgotten and all
should work for the best interests of
the town. He then called for nomi-
nations for president of council and
John'S. Walker was nominated and
elected. W. T. Kelly was re-elected
secretary. The bonds of overseers of
the poor Alexander Morrison and
Thomas Fleming, were presented and
approved by council. President Walk-
er asked the old committees to exer-
cise their duties as usual until the
next meeting of council when new
committee appointments will be made.
Council then adjourned.
Option Taken on Jacob Behrer Farm,
C. C. Hassinger, a former Centre
county man but now superintendent
for a large manufacturing concern,
near Norristown, Pa., was in Belle-
fonte on Monday and took a six
month’s option on the Jacob Behrer
farm near Waddle, in Patton town-
ship. This farm contains over one
hundred acres and has on it one of the
best and most valuable veins of lime-
stone in Centre county. Analysis of
the stone shows it to be 99% per cent.
The rock is almost pure white and
very hard, capable of producing a pol-
ish and finish almost resembling mar-
ble. In fact blocks of it have been
used for years in that locality for var-
ious building purposes and the white
stone steps at the Murray house in
Patton township, over which the wom-
en now tread to cast their vote on
election days are products of this vein.
It is claimed that the stone, when pul-
verized, will be invaluable in the man-
ufacture of glass.
Just as soon as work can be started
in the spring men will be put on the
job of developing the vein to ascer-
tain if the stone prevails in sufficient
quantity to justify a big operation,
and if so the option will be exercised
before July first. It is understood
that if the farm is taken over Mr.
Behrer will receive a very good price
for same. The quarry was originally
opened about seventy years ago and
the stone taken therefrom at that
time used almost entirely for build-
ing purposes, because of its hardness
and the beautiful surface it presented
after being dressed and polished.
The Bellefonte Central railroad
runs close to the old quarry and will
furnish an easy outlet for the product
should the deal be consummated and
the quarry be put in operation.
Mr. Hassinger, who took the option,
spent his early life at Scotia and is in
a position to know as much about this
vein of limestone as anybody, He is
a son of Mrs. John Hassinger, who
now lives at Port Matilda.
Children Have Narrow Escape from
On Tuesday afternoon Herb. Nicols,
who occupied a house belonging to the
Superior Silica Brick company, lo-
cated along the mountain road south
of Port Matilda, left his five small
children in the house while he went
after his wife, who had spent most of
the day with her mother, Mrs. Wood-
ring, who is ill. He had been gone
probably half an hour when his home
caught fire in some way not yet de-
termined and burned to the ground,
the only thing being saved was the
While the children are all young
the elder of them had sufficient pres-
ence of mind to carry the younger
ones out, even though several of them
were in their bare feet. However,
neighbors were quickly on the scene
| and all the children were taken almost
half a mile to a nice, warm home.
The fire, however, spread so rapidly
that it was impossible to save any-
thing except the baby cart mentioned
above. Mr. Nicols is one of the most
faithful employees of the Superior
Silica Brick company and the loss
of his home and all its contents, es-
pecially at this time of the year, is
something he can ill afford.
James Parks Sent to Penitentiary.
At a special session of court, last
Friday morning, James Parks, of Val-
ley View, plead guilty to stealing a
wheelbarrow from Mrs. Turner and
breaking into and robbing the bunga-
low of Miss Anne Keichline, on Spring
creek, of silverware, victrola, records,
ete., aggregating in value about sixty
dollars. Parks, though only about
twenty-one years old, has already
served time in the Huntingdon refor-
matory and the western penitentiary
for larceny, and notwithstanding the
fact that he said that he had decided
to turn over a new leaf the court sen-
tenced him to not less than three nor
more than five years in the western
penitentiary. He was taken to that
institution on Saturday by sheriff
Doings at the Y.
The Hi-Y club has been reorganized
with fourteen charter members. It
met on Sunday afternoon and, after
a discussion on “Democracy in the
High School,” enjoyed two splendid
talks from Hap Frank and Johnston,
of the Penn State football team.
After the addresses a light supper
was partaken of, at which the visitors
Chairman Keichline took the Y. M.
C. A. representative bowling team to
Renovo yesterday afternoon to play
the return match there last evening.
The team was composed of Keichline,
Davis, Craig, McClure and Jones.
Friday evening, January 11th, at 8
o'clock, the ladies Guild of the St.
John’s Episcopal church will hold a
“500” card party in the parish house
on Lamb street. Refreshments.
Everybody invited. Admission 50
Baked Bean and Sauer Kraut Supper.
"A baked bean and sauer kraut sup-
per will be held in the basement of
the Lutheran church, Thursday even-
ing, January 17th, beginning at
o'clock. Price per plate, including
dessert, 60 cents.
NEW COUNTY OFFICERS SWORN
IN ON MONDAY.
Old Officers Turn Over Keys to Offices
with All Work Up to Date.
The swearing in of the new county
officers, on Monday, was made a rath-
er ceremonial affair, the oaths being
administered in open court, which
convened promptly on the stroke of
twelve o’clock. Roy Wilkinson, re-
elected prothonotary, was sworn in by
Judge Henry C. Quigley and immedi-
ately thereafter Mr. Wilkinson ad-
ministered the oaths of office to the
following officials, one at a time:
Capt. E. R. (Dick) Taylor, sheriff;
J. 0. Heverly, treasurer; Harry A.
Rossman, register; Lloyd A. Stover,
recorder, and Arthur C. Dale, district
attorney. The three county commis-
sioners, John S. Spearly, James W.
Swabb and Harry P. Austin, were
sworn in at one time, as were the
three county auditors, Robert D. Mus-
ser, S. B. Holter and H. H. Stover.
The only officers who did not report
to be sworn in were Dr. W. R. Hea-
ton, of Philipsburg, elected coroner,
and H. B. Shattuck, of State College,
After all the officers had been duly
sworn in and had attached their names
to the oath as administered to them
Judge Quigley extended congratula-
tions from the bench. He stated that
if the new officers are guided by the
oath they subscribed to he had every
confidence to believe they will make
able and efficient officers, and he
pledged them the co-operation of the
court in any emergency in which they
might wish his advice or assistance.
Practically all the old officers were
present at the swearing in ceremo-
nies and at their conclusion promptly
turned the keys of their respective of-
fices in the court house over to their
successors. The only man who was
unable to turn over a clean sheet to
his successor was sheriff Harry Duke-
man, who left as a legacy to Sheriff
Dick Taylor thirteen regular board-
ers. And the sheriff and family cele-
brated their moving day with a big
dinner to which some of their friends
were invited and which they also
shared with the prisoners in the coun-
Frank Sasserman, the retiring reg-
ister, had his work cleaned up to date
early Monday morning and bequeath-
ed to his successor, Harry A. Ross-
man, no unfinished business.
By working Friday and Saturday
nights and most of the day on Sun-
ady William H. Brown, the retiring
recorder, cleaned his slate at eleven
o’clock on Monday morning and hence
was able to turn over the office to his
successor, Lloyd A. Stover, with no
work of any kind left undone.
The retiring district attorney,
James C. Furst, stated that he had
cleaned up his work closer than any
district attorney in Centre county,
having not a single case that could be
disposed of to turn over to his suc-
cessor. Of course there are a few
cases on the docket for the February
term of court, but these are cases that
could not be heard before that time.
When Mr. Furst went into office eight
years ago he inherited from his pred-
ecessor the B. P. Swartz and Hayes
Schenck cases, as well as a big bunch
of unfinished business.
County treasurer L. F. Mayes not
only turned the keys of the treasur-
er’s office over to Mr. J. O. Heverly,
the incoming official, but approxi-
mately $42,000 in cash.
Inasmuch as there isn’t any such
thing as a clean slate in the county
commissioner’s office the two new of-
ficials, John S. Spearly and James W.
Swabb, got their initiation before they
had a chance to warm their chairs. In
fact, before he took the oath of office
Mr. Spearly had to rush around and
hunt the new fireman as the old fire-
man quit on Sunday and on Monday
morning the court house had the at-
mosphere of a regular freeze out. The
new fireman, Mr. Harpster, finally
got on the job and in due course of
time heat was surging through the
various offices in the court house.
The “Watchman” last week announc-
ed the various appointments made by
the incoming officials, and there are
no others to announce this week.
Walter Armstrong, clerk to the old
board of county commissioners, was
at the office on Monday and showed
the new clerk, S. Claude Herr, as
much as he was able to do of the rou-
tine work, but his service ended that
day and on Tuesday he went to work
in the office of the western penitentia-
ry at Rockview.
The “Watchman” extends to all the
new officials best wishes for a success-
Fairbrook Country Club Sold.
The Fairbrook Country club at
Pennsylvania Furnace was sold last
week by the board of governors to F.
G. Albright, of Tyrone, for fifteen
thousand dollars, though the sale will
have to be ratified at a meeting of
the club members to be held today.
The Fairbrook Country club in-
cludes the spacious building and
grounds that for many years was the
old Lyon homestead at Pennsylvania
Furnace. It was there that George
W. Lyon made his home at the time
the Pennsylvania furnace flourished
as one of the best charcoal furnaces
in Centre county. It was there John
Porter Lyon was born and lived until
coming to Bellefonte twenty years
ago, when the buildings and grounds
were purchased for country club pur-
poses. And now the club has evident-
ly outlived its day and the property
will pass into the hands of Mr. Al-
bright who intends to remodel and
improve it and open it as the Fair-
brook Country Inn on or about
NEWS PURELY PERSONAL.
—Mrs. Thomas Totsock left Bellefonte
early in the week for a visit with her son
— Mrs. Jared Harper has been in Phila-
delphia for the past week, a patient in the
—Mr. and Mrs. Howard Thompson were
here from Curwensville this week, guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Heverly.
— Miss Rebecca N. Rhoads is spending
the week in Washington, attending the
Anti-Saloon convention in session there.
— Mrs. A. B. Sutherland, of Huntingdon,
has been spending the week with friends
in Bellefonte, at Rockview and State Col-
—Miss Mary M. Blanchard went over to
Huntingdon Wednesday, to attend a meet-
ing of the board of the Reformatory, of
which she is a member.
—The Misses Katherine and Ellen Dale
drove over from Boalsburg yesterday to
spend the morning here with the dentist,
and in looking after some business mat-
—W. W. Smith, the well known tele-
phone man of Bellefonte, is in Harrisburg
on business connected with the telephone
company, of which he is district super-
—Mrs. Jenks, who has been visiting with
her mother and sister, Mrs. George Lose
and Mrs. Boyer, since before Christmas,
will return to her home in Philadelphia
—John Todd, of Philipsburg, and well
known here, left for Orlanda, Florida, on
Wednesday. He expects to spend the win-
ter in Orlanda but may go to St. Peters-
burg for the month of March.
— Miss Kate McGowan, head operator in
the Bellefonte exchange of the Penn State
Telephone company, went to Harrisburg
yesterday to attend a three day's meeting
of telephone officials and operators.
—William 8. Furst, of Overbrook, was
here for an over Sunday visit with his
mother, Mrs. A. O. Furst, having stopped
off when returning to Philadelphia from a
business trip to the northern part of the
—Dr. Eva B. Roan has returned to her
home at State College after spending three
weeks in Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
In consequence of her return her optomet-
ry offices at State College and Bellefonte
are open again, as usual.
—Mrs. Eckert, of Avis, has been with her
daughter, Miss A. E. Eckert, at the Belle-
fonte hospital, but will go to Altoona ear-
ly in the week with Mrs. Huff, who has
been here with Mrs. Eckert and her
daughter since Wednesday.
—Mrs. Alter C. Ulsh went down to her
former home in Millersburg, Wednesday,
to be an honor guest at a round of social
gayeties, at which some of her most inti-
mate friends will be hostesses. A visit to
Harrisburg will also be made before she
returns home Monday.
—Mrs. Gammil Rice has left Bellefonte,
in anticipation of making her home with
her children. Until more definite arrange-
ments are made Mr. and Mrs. Chester Fer-
guson will occupy the Rice home on Pine
street, having taken possession of it last
week. Mrs. Ferguson is known better as
Miss Blanche Houser.
—Mrs. W. Frank Bradford, of Centre
Hall, has been in Cleveland since New
Year's day, having gone out for one of her
occasional visits with her cousin, Mrs. J.
A. Aikens. Mrs. Bradford’s visits to Cleve-
land have dated from the time Mrs. Ai-
kens and her daughter left Bellefonte and
made that city their home.
—Mr. and Mrs. George M. Gamble re-
turned home a week ago from a Christmas
visit with their daughter, Mrs. Ostertag
and her family, at Harrisburg. Mrs. Os-
tertag’'s only child, George Gamble Oster-
tag, is Mr. and Mrs. Gamble’s eldest
grand-child, he being the attraction for
the visit at the holiday time.
—Mrs. German, of Philadelphia, and her
two daughters, stopped off in Bellefonte
for an ever Sunday visit with friends, on
their way home from Columbus and Niag-
ara Falls, going on east Monday. Mrs.
German is better known here as Miss
Fdith Peters, who with her parents and
sisters, spent the greater part of her girl-
hood life here. :
—Mrs. A. E. Budinger, of Snow Shoe,
has closed her home in that place, and is
now in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she
and her son Karl expect to spend the win-
ter. Karl is doing florist work while there.
Mrs. Budinger writes that it was quite
cold in St. Petersburg when they arrived
there; in fact colder than it was in Snow
Shoe when they left.
—While in Bellefonte on a business trip
on Monday D. R. Poorman, of Runville,
made a brief call at the “Watchman” office
and in a very matter of fact way informed
us that the thermometers at that place
registered thirteen degrees below zero on
Sunday morning, and yet we people of
Bellefonte were kicking because it hov-
ered around the zero mark here.
— Harry McCracken, with his sister,
and Mr. and Mrs. John MeCracken, of Ju-
niata, were visitors in Bellefonte Wed-
nesday. The drive here from the Glades
having been made to spend a while with
Mr. and Mrs. McCracken’s son, Henry III,
an instructor in the schools of Juniata,
who was brought to the Bellefonte hospi-
tal Monday, and operated on for appen-
— Miss Elizabeth Green and Miss Annie
Gray were in Bellefonte Saturday on their
way up Buffalo Run, following a New
Year's visit with Miss Green’s nephew, Dr.
George S. Green and his family, at Lock
Haven. Miss Gray is preparing to close
her house the latter part of the month, ex-
pecting to go to Evanston, Ill, to be with
her sister, Mrs. Thompson, for the remain-
der of the winter, as has been her custom
for a number of years.
Bellefonte Retailers Invited to Pitis-
The retail dealers of Bellefonte
have been invited to go to Pittsburgh
on January 21st and 22nd to attend
the first convention of the mercantile
bureau of the Pennsylvania State
Chamber of Commerce. This organi-
zation has determined to make itself
of value Lo the retailers of the State,
and the first step in that direction is
the holding of the convention for
which an attractive program is being
prepared. Arrangements have been
made for reduced railroad rates to
Pittsburgh from all of the cities and
towns which will send representatives
to the convention. .
The Peculiar Advantages of Our
Academy are Offered to Day
The best positions of the future in
business or professional life will be
filled by the best educated men.
The best educated men will be those
whose foundation education has been
laid the most thoroughly.
Those who can secure the most
thorough foundation are those young
men who receive the greatest amount
of personal attention, personal en-
couragement and personal assistance
daily at the hands of experienced and
The fact that the Bellefonte Acad-
emy employs ten such teachers to in-
struct one hundred young men in
small classes guarantees the person-
al attention and thoroughness neces-
sary for future success.
These advantages at our local his-
toric school can be enjoyed by day
students at the rate of one hundred
dollars per year, or twenty-five dol-
lars per quarter.
Students may enter at any time and
are only charged from the time of
Old Fowler Home Burned.
Forty-six years ago John T. Fow-
ler, in his day one of the best known
lumbermen in upper Bald Eagle val-
ley, erected a handsome home a mile
west of Hannah Furnace, where he
had in operation a large saw mill
The house was a twelve room build-
ing and in addition he built an im-
mense barn, with stock sheds, hog
house and various other buildings.
Mr. Fowler had come to Centre coun-
ty from the eastern part of the State
with little money but great determin-
ation. He engaged in lumbering and
from the money thus made he built
his home and when the timber played
out in that locality he engaged in
Gruff in manner and speech he was
unusually large hearted and never re-
fused a favor to a friend. The result
was his failure in the early eighties
and then it was discovered that en-
dorsing notes for friends had been
his downfall. He was compelled to
give up his handsome home and since
that time it has changed hands sev-
eral times, of late being the property
of a Pittsburgh man. But Tuesday
night its history came to an end when
the house was entirely destroyed by
Voted to Buy the Opera House.
The Bellefonte Lodge of Moose,
at a regular meeting this week, voted
to exercise their option for the pur-
chase of the Garman opera house.
The price to be paid, it is understood,
is $18,000. The deal will in all prob-
ability be closed so that the Moose
can take over the property not later
than April first, at which time the
lease of T. Clayton Brown will expire.
While no definite plans have been pre-
pared for the remodeling of the prop-
erty the second and third stories of
the front of the building will be con-
verted into lodge and lounging rooms
for the Moose. The rooms on the
first floor will be fixed up for rental
for . business purposes. The opera
house will be leased to the best bidder
and in this way the Moose will have a
regular income sufficient to pay the
interest on their investment.
Bellefonters Purchase Hardware
Store at State College.
Gilbert Nolan and Mrs. Sidney
Keefer, two employees of the Potter-
Hoy Hardware company, on Wednes-
day closed the deal for the purchase
of the I. M. Foust hardware store, on
College avenue, State College, taking
possession at once. It is the intention
of both Mrs. Keefer and Mr. Nolan to
move to State College just as soon as
they can secure suitable homes, but
until they do so they will drive to the
College in the morning and back to
Bellefonte at night.
Mrs. Keefer has been in the employ
of the Potter-Hoy company for ten
years and of late has been in charge
of the china, aluminum and porcelain
ware department. Mr. Nolan has been
with the company five years and has
been in charge of the retail depart-
The “M. Elizabeth Olewine” Penn
State Freshman scholarship of $100
has been awarded this year to Miss
Elizabeth Frear, daughter of the late
Dr. William Frear, of State College.
This scholarship is awarded annually
in a competitive examination to the
girl graduate of a Centre county High
school excelling in general excellency.
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Jones—Eckel.—Stephen Jones, of
Wilkes-Barre, but who is now employ-
ed at State College, and Miss Harriet
Eckel, eldest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Eckel, of Bellefonte, slip-
ped away to Cumberland, Md. on
Monday, where they were united in
marriage. They will reside at State
Friday, March 21.—At residence of Lee R.
Markle, (old Colyer farm) one-half mile
east of Old Fort, horses, cattle, farm im-
plements- genera] clean-up sale. Also
ot of household goods. Sale at 9 a. m.
L. Frank Mayes, Auc. .
Bellefonte Grain Market.
Corrected Weekly by C. Y, Wagner & Co.
Wheat - - - - - - $1.00
Shelled Corn = = « = = 100
Rye = » - - - 00
Oats = - - - - - 45
Barley - - - - - - 60
Buckwheat - - - - - 00