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‘Bellefonte, Pa., March 7, 1924.
NEWS ABOUT TOWN AND COUNTY.
— The ladies auxiliary of the
American Legion will hold a card par-
ty in the Legion rooms on Tuesday
night, March 11th.
The Nittany Telephone compa-
ny, of Clinton county, has filed am
application with the Public Service
Commission for an increase in rates.
A marriage license was grant-
ed at Cumberland, Md., last week, to
Lester Paul Breon and Berenice E.
Daughenbaugh, both of State College.
——At a regular meeting on Tues-
day evening the Bellefonte Lodge of
Moose voted to lease the opera house
to T. Clayton Brown for a period of
——A flue fire at the home of Lot
Thompson, on Pine street Wednesday
morning, brought out the fire depart-
ment, but their services were not re-
quired as nothing burned but the soot
in the flue.
The Catholic Daughters of
America will conduct a food sale at
the City Cash grocery, on Allegheny
street on Saturday, March 15th. It
will open in the morning at 10 o’clock.
The same organization will give a
card party in their club rooms on the
evening of St. Patrick’s day, March
——An examination will be held in
Bellefonte March 15th for the position
of clérk and carrier in the Bellefonte
postoffice. In view of the benefits
granted employees under employees’
compensation and retirement legisla-
tion, persons appointed may be given
a medical examination by a physician
in the federal service before entering
on duty. Application blanks can be
obtained at the postoffice.
The Mooseheart concert party
will appear in the opera house Thurs-
day evening, March 13th, under the
auspices and for the benefit of the
Bellefonte lodge Loyal Order of
Moose. Five young men make up the
party and wherever they have appear-
ed the press has been very flattering
in their notices of the entertainment
given. Remember the date and help
the Moose by patronizing this concert.
——Centre county investors in the
defunct R. L. Dollings company will
be interested in the announcement
that the auditor reports assets of
$600,000 in Pennsylvania. Of this
amount $169,000 is now available for
distribution among 5,400 Pennsylva-
nia stockholders. It is estimated that
investors will eventually receive about
twenty per cent. of the value of their
stock. Many thousand dollars of this
stock is held by Centre county people.
A slight fire occurred on the
roof of the house on east Bishop
street, owned by Sim Baum and occu-
pied by John Smith, about eleven
o'clock on Sunday morning, but the
flames were quickly extinguished by
the firemen before any:great amount
of damage had been done. Just how
the fire originated is a mystery as the
occupants of the house claim they did
not have a hot fire at that time, and
the only explanation is that it was
caused by a spark from some adjoin-
A wreck of two freight cars at
Beech Creek on Monday, made it nec-
essary to send the Pennsylvania-Le-
high east over the Lewisburg and Ty-
rone railroad, while the westbound
train was diverted from Sunbury to
Lewistown thence over the Middle di-
vision to Tyrone. Word of the wreck
did not reach Bellefonte until after
the eastbound train had left here but
the trainmen were notified at Miles-
burg and it was diverted from there.
Local train westbound did not reach
Bellefonte until six o'clock Monday
The young women of the Thil-
philathea class of the Baptist Sunday
school of Milesburg, will stage “The
Laughing Cure,” of an hour and thir-
ty minutes, and the great comedy of
“Katy’s New Hat,” of thirty minutes,
Thursday and Friday evenings, March
20th to 21st, in the Sunday school
room of the church. With good in-
strumental and vocal music, such an
evening’s entertainment should at-
tract all the fun and music loving
people of the community. Tickets for
adults 25 cents; children 15 cents. The
proceeds will go into the class treas-
An officer of the Glen Mills re-
form school came to Bellefonte on
Monday on the hunt of a young man
named Harry McCullough, who re-
«cently escaped from that institution.
"He was located at the home of Ira
Benner, on Spring creek, and taken be-
fore Judge Quigley, who, upon learn-
ing that he is nineteen years of age,
gave him a term in the Huntingdon
reformatory instead of sending him
back to Glen Mills, and he was taken
to that institution on Tuesday by
sheriff E. R. Taylor. McCullough was
sent to the reform school from Centre
county several years ago.
If you read Emerson Hough’s
wonderful story, “The Covered Wag-
on,” published by the Saturday Even-
ing Post about a year ago, you will
surely want to see the picturization
of it to be shown at the opera house
today, matinee and evening. It is the
most wonderful picture of the year.
Booking of “The Covered Wagon” for
Bellefonte is in line with the progres-
sive policy of manager T. Clayton
Brown in giving the motion picture
lovers of Bellefonte and surrounding
community the very best that can be
secured. Such pictures can always be
found at the Scenic, and also the op-
era house as long as he is in charge.
COAL GAS EXPLOSION CAUSED
Decker Bros. Garage, on Water
Street, Badly Damaged and Ten
An explosion of coal gas in the fur-
nace in Decker Bros. garage, on south
Water street, Bellefonte, last Satur-
day morning resulted in a fire which
badly damaged the building, destroy-
ed four new automobiles and practic-
ally ruined six used cars, causing a
total loss estimated at from $20,000 to
The fire occurred about 8:30 o’clock
in the morning. Workmen in the ga-
rage were busy making repairs to a
car when they were attracted by the
noise of an explosion of coal gas in
the furnace, which not only blew open
both feed and ash doors but sent a
shower of live coals hurtling out onto
the concrete floor. The floor, of
course, was covered with oil drippings
and the entire shop was filled with
gasoline fumes. The men attempted
to smother the live coals but it was
only a few seconds until a good por-
tion of the workshop was in flames
and the men were compelled to make
their escape from the building. So
rapidly did the fire spread that Miss
Louise McClure, who had charge of
the office, was compelled to abandon
the money she was counting for de-
posit in bank in order to effect her es-
cape in safety. The books and some
valuable papers were saved before the
fire reached the office.
Both fire companies were quickly on
the scene but only the Undine went
into action. Their suction pipe was
thrown into the creek and thus there
was ample water for as many streams
as they could handle. In less than a
half hour they had the flames under
control, confining them to the garage,
but they were unable to save any of
the cars in the building. These in-
cluded four new Chevrolets, two of
which were booked for delivery that
morning. A car belonging to Harry
Wagner, of Milesburg, who had left
it there less than two hours previous
for some minor repairs; a coupe own-
ed by a Miss Campbell, and four sec-
ond hand cars. Of course the biggest
loss is probably on the parts and re-
pairs carried by the firm. The build-
ing was insured and a blanket policy
covered the new cars, so that their
insurance will total in the neighbor-
hood of $8,000. After the fire Mr.
Decker recovered $110 of the money
Miss McClure was making up for de-
posit, which he estimates was the
greater portion of what was in the
The heat from the fire melted the
big cable containing fifty sets of wires
of the Bell Telephone company of
Pennsylvania, which connected up
with State College, Centre Hall, and
the east, and the result was the serv-
ice to those places was disrupted un-
til the cable was repaired, which was
not until late Saturday night.
~ Temporary repairs will be made at
the garage to do until the owners can
complete their new garage on Spring
Congregational Meeting a Regular
A very good representation was
present at the congregational meet-
ing, held in the Presbyterian church
on Monday evening, to ratify or nul-
lify the action of the board of trus-
tees in disposing of the old stone par-
sonage on Spring street and purchas-
ing the beautiful home of Mrs. Joseph
Montgomery as a home for the pas-
tor. But “ratify” was the only word
in the dictionary that appealed to the
congregation that evening.
Not content with ratifying the sale
of the old parsonage and the purchase
of a new the members of the board of
trustees, and especially Miss Anna
Hoy, were complimented on their
splendid work and given a vote of
thanks into the bargain. In this con-
nection it might be said that Rev. W.
C. Thompson, while in Bellefonte on
Sunday, was taken to the Montgom-
ery house and shown his future
home, and was as pleased as a small
boy with a new ball and bat.
During the meeting James H. Pot-
ter spoke very feelingly of the church
work of Mr. Charles Gilmour, who is
always found in his pew at every serv-
ice and who is such a willing and able
leader at all the weekly prayer serv-
ices. Because of this fidelity he felt
that the congregation owed him a vote
of appreciation and he made a motion
to that effect. Mr. McCurdy asked to
be allowed to amend the motion that
a committee be appointed to formulate
a suitable resolution which after
adoption can be presented to Mr. Gil-
mour and also inscribed upon the
minutes of the church. The motion
was passed as amended and Messrs.
James H. Potter, J. R. Hughes and
Henry S. Linn were appointed a com-
mittee to frame the resolution.
Electric Supply Co. Officials Banquet.
Twenty-two officials and employees
of the Eelectric Supply company, rep-
resenting their six stores located in
Bellefonte, State College, Lock Ha-
ven, Lewistown, Philipsburg and
Clearfield, enjoyed a most tempting
banquet at the Brockerhoff house on
Tuesday evening. It was a regular
get-together meeting in the interest
of their business and following the
disposition of the good eats supplied
by Mine Host Landsy the guests had
the pleasure of listening to a very in-
teresting talk by B. P. Williams,
manager of the radio department of
the Union Electric company, of Pitts-
burgh, on the new radio equipment
which will shortly be put upon the
market and which is expected to rev-
olutionize present radio installations.
Hooded Klan Attend Church at
Last week members of the Belle-
fonte Castle Knights of the Golden
Eagle received an invitation from the
Centre Hall Castle to attend divine
services in the Lutheran church at
that place on Sunday evening when
the pastor, Rev. M. C. Drumm, would
preach a sermon of interest to var-
Consequently some. eight or ten
members of Bellefonte Castle went to
Centre Hall in automobiles for the
service. When they neared the top of
Nittany mountain they saw a number
of autos standing there with quite a
crowd of men grouped together and
their first thought, naturally, was that
an accident had happened. Dr. Ma-
loy, driving his own machine, was in
the lead and he slowed down suffi-
ciently to see that there were no signs
of an accident and that the crowd of
men were simply standing there on
the mountain top, talking quietly.
Arriving in Centre Hall the Belle-
fonte delegation proceeded to the
church and were met at the door by
two ushers. They stopped a minute
to exchange greetings and while do-
ing so pastor Drumm came to the
door and asked if the hooded men had
made their appearance. Being ans-
wered in the negative he returned to
the pulpit and the Bellefonte delega-
tion were escorted to seats in the
church. Shortly afterwards the serv-
ices were opened with the singing of
a hymn and this was followed by three
others, at the conclusion of which
there was an audible stir in the au-
dience, the doors opened and one hun-
dred members of the Ku Klux Klan,
fully robed and hooded, marched in.
The leader carried a small flag and
the man next to him an open bible.
They marched up front and deposited
these on a table in front of the pul-
pit, then all were ushered to a block
of empty seats in the centre of the
church that had been reserved for
them. The services then proceeded.
According to some of the Belle-
fonte delegation present pastor
Drumm’s sermon was directed more
to the Ku Klux than any of the other
organizations present, and the spirit
of his remarks were construed as fa-
voring the Klan. At the conclusion of
the services the hooded men were
quick to leave the church and rapidly
faded away. Where they all came
from is of course not known, but it is
quite possible some of them were
from Bellefonte and surrounding
Rockview Prisoners to Engage in
Plans are now being worked out
by officials of the State Welfare De-
partment and the Department of For-
ests and Waters for the establishment
of a seedling nursery at the Rockview
penitentiary in Benner township.
Prison labor will be used to take care
of the nursery. Approximately fif-
teen acres will be utilized for the
nursery which, it is expected, will be
started this spring. :
Under the tentative arrangements
between the two branches of the
State government the prisoners will
be allowed the usual prison wage for
their work and the trees will be sold
to the Forestry Department at the
cost of raising them on State reserves
and nurseries. Seedlings also will be
available for sale to municipalities
An employee of the Forestry De-
partment will be detailed to the peni-
tentiary to supervise the cultivation
of the young trees. The scheme will
be tried out to give additional prison-
ers employment under the plan of the
Welfare Department. It also will
serve as an added source of supply for
Kiwanis Club’s First Luncheon.
The Bellefonte Kiwanis club held
its first meeting Tuesday, with over
fifty men attending the noonday
luncheon at the Brockerhoff house. It
was just one hour in length but that
was- sixty minutes of good fun, fine
fellowship, and group singing that
drove dull care away. Miss Bernice
Crouse was at the piano and kept the
ivories moving in great style, while
Russell Blair led the singing in his
usual peppy and vigorous manner.
After the luncheon, served so well by
Kiwanian Landsy, the subject of “Why
I Am a Kiwanian” was discussed in a
very helpful and interesting way by
Kiwanians Charles F. Beatty and J.
Kennedy Johnston. “The Meaning of
Kiwanis,” was the subject of Kiwan- !
ian James Hughes’ talk, and in this
presentation he showed in a quite
original and striking manner the true
meaning of the word.
Kiwanis district convention will be
held in Williamsport March 17th.
Kiwanians A. H. Sloop and Charles F.
Beatty were elected delegates.
Parent Teacher's Meeting at Lemont.
The parent teacher’s association of
College township will hold its next
regular meeting at Lemont on Tues-
day evening, March 11th, at 7:30
The session ought to be one of un-
usual interest because Prof. Green, of
State College, is scheduled for an ad-
dress on Nature Study, a subject with
an appeal for all classes.
Everybody will be welcomed.
Day of Prayer for Missions.
Friday, March 7th, at 7:30 p. m., a!
special call to prayer under the au-
spices of the Women’s Missionary
Union, of Bellefonte: A short busi-
ness meeting at the close of the serv-
ice for the annual election of officers.
Borough Council Hesitates on Pur. |
chasing Mill Property.
Every member was present at the
regular meeting of borough council on
Monday evening but no decisive ac-
tion was taken regarding the purchase
of the Ulsh & Bashoar mill property.
There were no verbal nor written
communications and hauling snow off
the streets was the only work the
Street committee had to report.
The Water committee reported the
collection of $22.00 on the 1922 water
duplicate and that repairs had been
made on the twelve inch water main
at High and Spring streets, which had
sprung a leak at a joint in the pipe.
The Fire and Police committee re-
ported a fire at Decker Bros, garage
on March first.
The Finance committee asked for
the renewal of notes totalling $28,630,
which was authorized.
Mr. Emerick submitted in writing
the proposition of Ulsh & Bashoar to
sell the borough their mill property
for the sum of $50,000, payable at the
rate of $5,000 a year with interest.
He also submitted a written proposi-
tion from Frank Mayer to lease the
mill from the borough at a yearly ren-
tal of $2,000, he to have the use of the
water power from seven o’clock a. m.
till seven o'clock p. m. President
Walker stated that during the week
previous two efficiency engineers of
the West Penn Public Service com-
pany, which he understood was about
to absorb the Keystone Power cor-
poration, had been in Bellefonte mak-
ing a survey of the town and, in con-
versation with himself and various
councilmen, had stated that the sur-
vey was-being made for the purpose
of ascertaining if it wouldn’t be pos-
sible to materially reduce the cost to
the borough of both pumping the wa-
ter and lighting the streets. They
expect to return and have their prop-
osition in writing ready to report to
council before the next meeting night.
Until this proposition has been receiv-
ed president Walker thought it would
be unwise to take final action toward
the purchase of the mill property.
Mr. Cunningham, as chairman of
the Water committee, presented a
statement compiled from the finan-
cial reports of the Water department
for the past few years showing that
the estimated incorae from that source
would not exceed $16,000 a year with-
out an increase in taxes, or $160,000
for a period of ten years. That the
expenses of purchasing the mill prop-
erty, interest on deferred payments,
installation of water wheel, pump,
pipe line, etc., and regular running
expenses of the department would
aggregate not less than $208,000 in
the same ten year period, which would
leave the borough in debt approxi-
. mately $48,000, or just the cost of the
mill property. He therefore stated
that he did not see how the water de-
partment alone could shoulder the
burden of purchasing the property.
Mr. Emerick stated ‘that he was in-
formed that another party was con-
sidering the purchase of the mill and
if the borough wanted the property
action ought to be taken at that meet-
ing. Borough manager J. D. Seibert
strongly advocated the purchase of
the property and maintained that
council would make a big mistake by
not closing the deal promptly.
President Walker, however, cau-
tioned against hasty action, owing to
the condition of the borough finan-
ces, and the result was that the prop-
osition was held under further con-
Mr. Emerick presented the bonds of
the borough treasurer in the sum of
$16,000, and the borough solicitor and
borough manager for $500 each,
which were approved by council.
Mr. Emerick also recommended that
the $10,000 worth of Liberty bonds
owned by the borough be registered,
and council so ordered.
Report was made that the garbage
dumps on the Linn property on north
Allegheny street and the Bush estate
property in Bush’s Addition are still
burning, and the matter was referred
to the Sanitary and Fire and Police
committees to make an effort to ex-
tinguish the same.
Bills to the amount of $1037.68
were approved for payment, after
which council adjourned.
Angelo Genua, Shoemaker, Robbed.
Robbers are abroad in Bellefonte,
or at least were in evidence in the ear-
ly hours of Monday morning, when
they forced an entrance to the shop of
Angelo Genua, shoemaker, in the
Bush Arcade building, and stole his
little hoard of $85.00 in gold and
$50.00 from the cash register, as well
as a quantity of candy and cigars.
The robbers smashed a glass in the
basement window, crawled through
and got up into the shop through a
trap door in the floor. The job was
done between two and three o’clock
on Monday morning, according to the
belief of Mr. Genua. The gold was
taken from a hiding place in Mr.
Genua’s desk, which looks as if the
job had been done by some person
who knew its whereabouts.
Angelo naturally feels the loss of
his money, as he had only recently
purchased a lot of new machinery and
needed every cent he had.
Two Men Killed by Train.
Two men, believed to be James
Mainon, of New York city, and James
J. Deacon, of Philadelphia, were kill-
ed by a Pennsylvania railroad train at
the Harbison-Walker brick plant,
near Philipsburg, on Monday night.
The bodies of both men were so badly
mangled that they were recognized
only by papers found upon them. It
is presumed the men were walking on
the track and failed to hear the ap-:
proach of the train.
NEWS PURELY PERSONAL.
—Miss Ethel Dale is home from Colora-
do, where she has been for her second
year of teaching.
—Major H. L. Curtin left Tuesday for a
military inspection trip in the Clearfield
and DuBois districts.
—Frank M. Crawford, with W. H. Bird,
of Lake Hopatcong, N. J. spent Tuesday
and Wednesday in Pennsvalley.
—George H. Hazel has returned from
New York, where he was doing some buy-
ing for the Hazel and Co. store.
—Walter C. Furst, of Philadelphia, was
here for several days last week, on a visit
with his mother, Mrs. A. O. Furst.
—Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hubler, of Lock
Haven, will spend the week-end with the
W. C. Gehret family, on High street.
—Mr. and Mrs. James H. Potter return-
ed Saturday, after a pleasant visit of three
weeks at The Plaza, in Atlantic City.
—Mr. and Mrs. Ward Fisher drove from
here to Clearfield Saturday, for an over
Sunday visit with relatives of Mr. Fisher.
—Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Bowersox, of State
College, spent last Sunday in Lock Haven,
where they were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
C. D. Getz.
—Mrs. William B. Lyon, of Bishop
street, returned from Cleveland Sunday,
where she was visiting with her daughter,
Mrs. Harry Williams.
—Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Emerick were in
Pittsburgh several days last week and mo-
tored to Williamsport on a business trip,
Wednesday of this week.
—Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sherry, who had
been in Bellefonte visiting with Mr. Sher-
ry’'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Sherry,
returned to Pittsburgh Monday.
—Miss Laura Rumberger, of Unionville,
made one of her occasional visits to Belle-
fonte Tuesday, spending the few hours
here in the stores and with friends.
—Mrs. George D. Green, who was a guest
of Mrs. Beach and Miss Blanchard during”
the fore part of the week, came up from
Lock Haven Monday, to be with Mrs. John
M. Shugert for several days.
—~C. Milton Fry, of Altoona, an engineer
on the main line of the P. R. R., spent
several hours in Bellefonte Tuesday, vis-
iting his father, Capt. W. H. Fry, who is
a patient in the local hospital.
—Mr. and Mrs. A. Lester Sheffer, of Mil-
roy, drove to Bellefonte Sunday, for an all
day visit with both of their mothers, Mrs.
Cyrus Strickland, of Bishop street, and
Mrs. Samuel Sheffer, of Curtin street.
—Mrs. Joseph Ceader left Newark, Sun-
day, with friends from Orange, N. J., for
Florida, where they will spend a month or
six weeks. Their plans before going south
were for visiting the principal winter re-
sort cities of the State.
—Mrs. J. M. Curtin, of Pittsburgh, has
been spending this week with her mother,
Mrs. George F. Harris, as has been her
custom for a number of years, the visit
being made in celebration of Mrs. Harris’
birthday. Mr. Curtin joined Mrs. Curtin
here Tuesday, for the funeral of the late
John M. Shugert.
—Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Kelly, of Greer,
W. Va.,, came up for the funeral of Mrs.
Kelly's brother, the late John M. Shugert.
Mr. Kelly left Wednesday evening for
York, where he expected to stop for a
short visit with his son Frank, while Mrs.
Kelly will remain here for a few days be-
fore returning home.
—Miss Snyder will go east this week on
a buying trip to get her late spring mil-
linery stock, which will be selected from
the leading houses of New York. Miss
Snyder's custom, when on these business
trips, has been to make a visit with her
niece in Washington, which she will prob-
ably do at this time.
—Mrs. John Stuart, of State College, and
Miss Grace Smith, of Centre Hall, left here
Saturday, the former for Johnstown and
the latter for a visit of several weeks with
friends in Windber. Following her visit
in Johnstown Mrs. Stuart will go to Phil-
adelphia, then return to State College to
open her home for the summer.
~—Mr. and Mrs. Alter Ulsh’s guests this
week have been Mr. Ulsh’s sister, Mrs.
Homer Mattis and her small son, “Jim-
mie,”” who drove here from Millersburg,
Tuesday, with Mr. and Mrs. Bashoar, the
latter spending their several days’ stay
with their son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Bashoar. at their home on Spring
—Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Cromer, who have
spent the past fifteen months at Hamilton,
Bermuda, are expected to arrive in the
States about the fifteenth of the month.
Mr. Cromer had been on the Island look-
ing after some work of the James Stewart
contracting company, which he has repre-
sented abroad and in all parts of the
—Rev. Reed O. Steely, of the Evangel-
ical church, is in Williamsport this week
attending the annual Conference for Central
Pennsylvania. Next week the Methodist
clergy will invade the Lumber city for
their conference and if Rev. Steely makes
good his threat to Rev. McKelvey there'll
be no chicken left for the Methodists when
they get there.
—Sister Oliva, of Mount Carmel, spent
several days of the week here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McGowan,
at their home just west of town. Sister
Oliva accompanied Sister Wilfred, of Phil-
adelphia, to Bellefonte, the latter having
come for the funeral of her brother,
George Clark, who will be buried from St.
John’s Catholic church tomorrow morning.
—Jack Montgomery left Bellefonte Sat-
urday for Portland, Oregon, intending to
locate there for the present, having ac-
cepted a position with one of the big Pa-
cific coast cement companies. Mrs. J. L.
Montgomery and her elder son, Gordon,
are moving to the Bush house, expecting
to occupy apartments there immediately
after vacating their home on north Alle-
—Mrs. W. T. O'Brien and her young son
are with Mrs. O’Brien’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George M. Gamble, having stopped
over in Bellefonte for an indefinite time,
on their way from Snow Shoe to their new
home in West Virginia. Mr. O’Brien is
now located in Phillipi, with the Estelle
Coal Co., expecting his family to join him
there as soon as he is able to secure a de-
sirable home for them.
—Mrs. Cyrus Goss, who with two grand-
children have been living at the Brocker-
hoff house since shortly after Christmas,
is arranging to return to Pine Grove Mills
next week to complete her plans for spend-
ing six weeks or two months at Atlantic
City. Mrs. Goss’ grand-son will go to
Pittsburgh to be with his father, Fred-
erick R. Goss, while the grand-daughter
will accompany Mrs. Goss to the Shore.
During their stay in Pine Grove they will
be guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Kepler.
—Mrs. Hiram M. Hiller, who had been in
Bellefonte since shortly after Christmas,
left Saturday to return to her home at the
“Green Hills Farm Hotel,” at Overbrook.
Mrs. Hiller had been with her cousin, Mrs.
J. W. Gephart, while the latter's daughter,
Miss Elizabeth, was visiting in New York.
On Tuesday of this week Mr. and
Mrs. William H. Doll, of Bishop
street, announced the engagement of
their daughter, Miss Marie, and Wil-
liam T. Kelly, agent of the P. R. R.
Co., at Bellefonte.
At an evening wedding dinner given
a week ago by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
Houser for their son Paul and his
bride, twenty-two covers were laid,
the guests all being relatives and
friends of the bride and groom.
Mrs. Harry Badger was hostess
Friday of last week for a church ben-
efit thimble bee, fifty-six women being
her guests and twelve dollars the
amount of the offering.
Dr. and Mrs. Edward S. Maloy were
among those who entertained with
cards Friday night of last week.
Mrs. Thomas C. Cairns was the
originator and hostess at a hospital
benefit dance held at the Undine
building Monday night, at which fifty
or more guests were present.
Four tables of five hundred were in
play at the benefit card party given
Tuesday evening by Mrs. J. T. Storch
and Miss Hazel Hurley, at the Storch
home on Spring street.
Mrs. Wilbur Baney entertained with
cards Tuesday night at her home on
Curtin street, her second party of the
late winter. Four tables were in play.
Mrs. Helliwell and Miss Mary Ran-
kin were among the card hostesses of
the week, having entertained at their
home on east Curtin street, the latter
on Tuesday evening and the former
Mrs. W. Harrison Walker joined the
great number of women entertaining
in Bellefonte during the present sea-
son of social gayety, by giving a card
party last night at her home on Linn
The Academy dance at the armory
last week, according to the consensus
of opinion of those present as to the
enjoyment of the guests, was the most
successful of the kind ever given. The
Challis orchestra of Lewisburg, in its
first appearance in Bellefonte, added
greatly to the pleasure of the even-
Proceedings Will Not be Halted.
There has been considerable conjec-
ture as to the possible effect of the
death of the late John M. Shugert on
' the proceedings now before the Su-
preme court of the United States in
the Centre county bank case.
The argument on the writ of cer-
tiorari granted to Mrs. Florence F.
Dale, Andrew Breese and George R.
Meek will be made next Monday,
March 10th, as listed, just as if Mr.
Shugert were living.
Section 8 of the Bankruptcy Act
“The death or insanity of a bank-
rrupt shall not abate the proceedings
but the same shall be conducted and
concluded in the same manner, so far
as possible, as though he had not died
or become insane, provided that in
case of death the widow and children
shall be entitled to all rights of dow-
er and allowances fixed by the laws of
the State of bankrupt residents.”
Motor Patrol Examining Applicants
for Driver’s Licenses.
Two members of the State motor
patrol were in Bellefonte on Wednes-
day examining new applicants for au-
tomobile driver’s licenses. Drivers
who held licenses last year do not
have to undergo an examination for a
license this year, but all persons who
have not previously held a license and
desire to operate a machine this year
‘must undergo an examination before
they can secure a drivers’ license. In
the neighborhood of fifty applicants
were examined on Wednesday, and so
far as could be learned there were no
Burke — Bundy. — Saturday even-
ing a quiet wedding took place at the
United Brethren parsonage on west
High street, Bellefonte, when Jay M.
Burke, of Pittsburgh, and Miss Vir-
gie Bundy, of Bellefonte, were unit-
ed in marriage by Rev. Frank B.
Hackett. Mr. and Mrs. Burke will re-
side in Pittsburgh, where Mr. Burke
is employed by the Pennsylvania
——Miss Cooney announces that
there will be no formal opening at the
“Hat Shop” this season. All the
spring models are now on display and
her work room equipped to send out
the most exclusive designs. Patrons
and their friends are invited to see
these hats at any time. 69-10-1t
Fire and Lightning insurance
at a reduced rate.—J. M. Keichline.
Friday, March 21.—At residence of Lee R.
Markle, (old Colyer farm) one-half mile
east of Old Fort, horses, cattle, farm im-
lements—general clean-up sale. Also
ot of household goods. Sale at 9 a. m.
L. Frank Mayes, Auc. .
March 15th.—At the residence of Mrs. M.
H. Haines, on Curtin street, Bellefonte,
at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, March
15th, all kinds of household goods. Si-
ney H. Hoy, auctioneer.
Bellefonte Grain Market.
Corrected Weekly by C. ¥ Wagner & Co.
Wheat - - - - - - $110
Shelled Corn - - - « “= 00
Bye. ~ ~~ - = = 90
Oats - - - - - - 50
Barley = = «+ « = = 60
Buckwheat « «= « = 90