Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 05, 1925, Image 4

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Bellefonte, Pa., June 5, 1925,
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Political Announcements.
I am a candidate for President Judge of
the Court of Common Pleas, subject to the '
decision of the Democratic voters at th
primaries, Tuesday, September 15th.
Should I be nominated and elected, I
will bring to the office an experience in the
trial of causes and in the general prac-
tice of law in our loeal and appellate
courts, of more than thirty-three years;
and an administration conducted with
fidelity, economy and to the best of my
Your support and influence in my behalf
will be much appreciated.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
Judge of the Courts of Centre county, sub-
ject to the decision of the Democratic
voters as expressed at the primary election
to be held Tuesday, September 15th, 1925.
In the event of my nomination, and finally
my election in November, all of my time,
energy and efforts will be devoted to
SERVICE and the best interests of those
who may have business before the Courts
of our county; and I now, without reser-
vation, solemnly pledge a courteous,
prompt, honest, economic and efficient ad-
Your vote, influence and friendly sup-
port is most earnestly and respectfully so-
As a candidate I respectfully announce:
That if it be the plesaure of the Demo-
cratic women and men voters of our coun-
ty to nominate me for the office of Judge
of our Courts at the September 15, 1925,
primaries, I shall appreciate it highly.
And if it be the will of our voters to
elect me to said office at the general elec-
tion, I shall consider it as a call of duty to
serve all of our citizens in a practical, im-
partial, just and economic manner without
fear or favor; and shall maintain our laws
by example, as well as by precept, govern-
d by no uncertain principles which our
sincerely patriotic citizen demand from
all public officials.
I sincerely trust that I may have YOUR
hearty co-operation.
We are authorized to announce that
James C. Condo, of Gregg township, is a
candidate for nomination for Jury Com-
Jnissioner on the Democratic ticket, sub-
ject to the primaries of the party to be
held Tuesday, September 15th.
Mr. Condo will appreciate your support
and assures faithful and honorable service
should he be nominated and elected to that
office. :
Mrs. Morris Furey Celebrates Seven-
ty-eighth Birthday Anniversary.
Bellefonte was the scene last week
of an anniversary which interested
many old residents of Centre county,
and brought to town a group of vis-
itors from distant cities. The anni-
versary was the birthday of Mrs. W.
Morris Furey and the occasion was
marked by a celebration that will not
soon be forgotten by those who were
fortunate enough to be participants.
Mrs. Furey, who has lived many
years in Centre county, reached her
seventy-eighth year on Saturday,
May 30th, and at her home on Bishop
street had prepared to receive and en-
tertain the immediate members of her
family. But this group of kinsfolk
was augmented by a coterie of good
friends from New York and Pitts-
burgh, who were not willing to allow
the anniversary to pass by unnoticed.
As a result there filed into the Furey
home on Friday night, a veritable reg-
iment of well-wishers. They came in
small parties, each successive group
adding to the happy surprise of Moth-
er Furey, than whom there is no more
hospitable hostess *n all Centre coun-
ty. And they came not only to pay
their respects and pass the compli-
ments of the natal anniversary, but
also to spend the week-end in a mer-
ry-making that is significant in its ex-
pression of sincere affection for the
hostess. The guests formed a house-
party which remained until late Sun-
day evening and gave anew many ev-
idences of their fondness and love for
the genial woman, whose sunny dispo-
sition is perennial and whose youth-
ful outlook upon life, in spite of near-
ly four score years, is proverbial.
Among the folk who came from
New York and Pittsburgh to express
their love for Mother Furey, were her
brother, Mr. H. D. W. English and
Mrs. English, her son William M. Fu-
rey and Mrs. Furey, her nephew, W.
Rankin Furey and Mrs. Furey, Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene L. Connelly, of
Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Charles W.
Riecks, of Brooklyn, N. Y.
From Bellefonte and its environs
came her sister, Mrs. Millie P. King,
of Centre Hall; her son, George E. Fu-
rey and Mrs. Furey, of Bellefonte; her
daughter, Mrs. S. W. Kerstetter and
Mr. Kerstetter, of Curwensville; her
daughter, Mrs. Hiram Lee and Mr.
Lee, of State College, and nieces and
nephews, grand-children and great
grand-children in large numbers.
There were telegram and telephone
messages from distant points where
friends and relatives, prevented from
being present in person, sent their
compliments by wire,
Neighbors came in throughout the
three days to say “Many Happy Re-
turns,” and to felicitate Mother Furey
on the attainment of another happy
and healthful anniversary,
POTTER.—George Latimer Potter, ' going treatment the past six weeks.
a native of Bellefonte and one of the | She was born at Port Matilda and was
Centre county men who attained dis- | 64 years old. In addition to her hus-
tinction in the business world, died at : band she is survived by one son, Wil-
his home at Rodgers Forge, Md., on ; bur C. Baney, and a half-brother, Har-
Saturday morning, as the result of ry Winton. The funeral will be held
heart trouble, following several years tomorrow.
! of impaired health. } il i
He was a son of Dr. George L. and | HARTMAN.—Mrs. Gertrude Hart-
Thomazine Harris Potter, and was man, a widow, died at her apart-
born in Bellefonte on December 28th, | ments in the McClure building, on
1856, hence was in his 69th year. As Bishop street, on Sunday, following
P. R. R. Co. Trying Out Gasoline
Train on Lewisburg Branch.
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Double Electrocution at Rockview.
Refusing the atténdance of a cler- ;
gyman to accompany them to the: The Pennsylvania Railroad compa-
death chair Tony Burchanti and John ny is this week trying out a gasoline
Torti, convicted of first degree mur- | operated train on the Lewisburg
der in Lackawanna county twenty | branch, between Sunbury and Belle-
months ago, were electrocuted at the ' fonte. The train consists of combina-
Rockview penitentiary on Monday | tion baggage and smoking car in
morning. Both men displayed su- { which is located the powerful gaso-
preme indifference as they were led to line motor, and a fifty passenger
the chair. Burchanti was the first to coach as a trailer. The motor equip-
2 boy he was educated at the Belle-
‘fonte Academy, after which he enter-
ed The Pennsylvania State College.
| After completing three years of study
at that institution he went to Renovo
rand entered the shops of the Penn-
| sylvania Railroad company, intent up-
lon taking a thorough course in rail-
road mechanics. After serving his
apprenticeship in the Renovo shops he
was transferred to the shops at Fort
i Wayne, Ind., where in due course of
time he was made superintendent of
motive power. Later he was promot-
ed to the position of general manager
of the western division, with head-
"quarters in Pittsburgh.
|" In 1900 he left the service of the
i Pennsylvania and went to the Balti-
| more and Ohio railroad, in due course
of time being elected third vice pres-
ident. ‘About twelve years ago he
i was compelled to retire from active
and had since been living quietly at
{ his home at Rodgers Forge.
{ While located at Fort Wayne he
‘married Miss Susan R. French, who
| survives with one daughter and a son,
Mrs. Chauncey O’Neil and Harris R.,
both of Sewickley, Pa. He also leaves
one brother and two sisters, James H.
Potter and Miss Lucy Potter, of Belle-
! fonte, and Miss Thomazine Potter, of
| Elkin’s Park.
| The remains were taken to Sewick-
ly, Pa., where funeral services were ;
| held on Tuesday afternoon at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. O’Neil,
burial being made in the cemetery
at that place.
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LOWERY.—Joseph Lowery, a vet-
eran of the Civil war, died at his
home at Coleville at 1.30 o’clock on
Tuesday afternoon as the result of a
heart attack due to his advanced age.
He was a son of Christian and
Annie Lowery and was born at Rock
Forge on February 22nd, 1845, hence
had reached the age of 80 years, 3
months and 9 days. When the Civil
war broke out he was not yet seven-
teen years of age but he enlisted for
‘service in Company C, 149th Pennsyl-
vania volunteer infantry, and served
three years and six months. He was
a laborer by occupation and a good
On March 11th, 1866, he married
Miss Leah Meyers, who died on De-
cember 20th, 1920. They had six
children, four of whom preceded their
father to the grave, the survivors be-
ing sone son and a daughter, William
Lowery, of Bueyrus, Ohio, and Mrs.
Ella Roan, of Spring township. He
also leaves one brother, Henry Low-
ery, of McKeesport, as well as eleven
grand-children and eight great grand-
children, and an adopted son, Sherman
Lowery, of Coleville, at whose home
he died.
Funeral services were held at his
late home at 10.30 o’clock yesterday
morning by Rev. Reed O. Steely, of
the United Evangelical church, assist-
ed by Rev. Shuey, burial being made
in the Meyer’s cemetery.
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LONG.—Mrs. Minnie Long, wife of
John Long, died at her home on east
Howard street, Bellefonte, last Thurs-
day morning as the result of a stroke
of apoplexy sustained the Sunday
evening previous. She had been a
sufferer for a year or more with
arterio-sclerosis and her condition had
been quite serious previous to suffer-
ing the stroke which caused her death.
A daughter of Christian and Nancy
A. Fredericks Uhl she was born in
Spring township on July 16th, 1875,
hence was 49 years, 10 months and 12
days old. In addition to her husband
she is survived by the following chil-
dren: Elmer C. Long, of Philadelphia;
Clyde W., Harry A. and Mrs. Charles
Martin, of Bellefonte, and Charles A.,
at home. She also leaves three sis-
ters, Mrs. John Forcey, of Wilkes-
Barre; Mrs. William Kerstetter, of
Pleasant Gap, and Mrs. Scott Lam-
bert, of Bellefonte.
She was a member of the Episcopal
church and Rev. Dr. Frear, of State
College, had charge of the funeral
services which were held at 2.30
o'clock on Sunday afternoon, burial
being made in the Union cemetery.
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MOORE.-—Thomas D. Moore, a na-
tive of Centre county and for many
years a yard engineer in the employ
of the Pennsylvania Railroad compa-
ny, at Altoona, died at his home in
that place last Thursday morning. He
was born in Halfmoon valley in 1859,
and upwards of fifty years ago went
to Altoona and entered the employ of
the railroad company as a brakeman.
He was later promoted to a fireman
and then an engineer. His wife has
been dead for six years but surviving
him are five children, all residents of
Altoona. Burial was made in that
city on Saturday morning.
MCEWEN —Miss Morb Elizabeth
McEwen, a native of Lewistown but
who had many relatives in Centre
county, died at her home in Coquille,
Oregon, on May 13th, aged 82 years.
The greater part of her life was spent
at Lewistown, where she will be held
in loving remembrance.
BANEY. Mrs. Elizabeth C. Baney,
wife of Harvey Baney, died at the
Centre County hospital yesterday
morning, where she had been under-
lan illness of some months with dia-
betes. She was a native of Reading
and was 68 years, 8 months and 19
days old. She came to Bellefonte with
her daughter, Mrs. Mary Ferris,
whose husband, James F. Ferris, is a
salesman in the employ of the Decker
Bros. The remains were shipped to
reading where burial was made yes-
Borough Dads Hold Brief Session.
Only five members turned out for
; the regular meeting of borough coun-
‘cil on Monday evening, and the result
| was a brief session.
I The Street committee reported re-
pairs on the various streets and $41.53
collected from the Miller Construction
company for the use of road roller,
and $10 for a sewer permit.
i The Water committee reported the
i : : collection of $67.25 on the 1923 water:
dut f ed health water
iy on accouns of Jmpaly Sa duplicate and $5.00 for water from a
| carnival company. :
The Finance committee asked for
the renewal of notes aggregating
$7,600 and for a new note for $1,000,
which were authorized. The commit-
for the ensuing year be fixed at the
same rate as for 1925, 10 mills for
street purposes, 10 mills for borough
and 5 for interest. Council approved
the recommendation.
The Fire and Police committee pre-
‘sented a check for $50 sent to the
Undine fire company as a contribu-
tion from W. C. Smeltzer for the com-
pany’s efforts in saving his barn from
tee also recommended that the millage
utes both had paid the penalty of their
Pittsburgh to Scranton and were
members of a gang of seven bandits
‘at Moosic, not far from Scranton, on
July 30th, 1923, killed Edward Mur-
phy, of Lock Haven, a passenger on
the car, held up the paymaster of the
| West End Coal company and escaped
with a payroll of $75,000. A month
later three of the bandits were locat-
ed in Ohio. One resisted arrest and
.was shot and killed while Burchanti
and Torti were captured. They were
taken back to Scranton, were tried in
October, 1923, and convicted. Appeals
to the Supreme court and board of
pardons failed to save their lives.
The men were brought to the death
house on May 14th because the sher-
iff of Lackawanna county became sus-
picious that they were planning an
escape. During the ‘two weeks they
lived within the shadow of the death
chair the men displayed the utmost
unconcern regarding their fate.
They ate and slept and spent the
hours while awake in reading the bi-
ble and magazines furnished by the
i prison authorities, but at all times
' steadfastly refused the ministrations |
‘of a clergyman. When the death war-
‘rant was read to them on Saturday
‘morning Torti asked permission to
‘send a telegram to his attor-
ney, inquiring if everything had
] been done that could be. Bur-
that held up a Laurel Run trolley car’
sumed by fire about a month ago. | ! ee
One-third of the above sum will be up With us.” A ir lz
paid to the fire company and two | Men were whistling and singing. The
thirds go into the borough treasury. bodies of the men were unclaimed and
destruction when his house was con- | chanti merely shrugged his shoulders |
and remarked, “well, I guess it’s all’
A half hour later both
Borough manager J. D. Seibert
called attention of council to the utter
disregard of a number of borough
gard to their enforcement. This led
to a brief discussion of the legality of
a number of borough laws. Various
ordinances framed by incumbent
borough solicitors, are utterly dis-
they are not properly framed and
cannot be enforced. The result is that
any person who wants to disregard
an ordinance goes ahead and does it
with perfect impunity. The Street
committee was instructed to consult
with the borough solicitor regarding
several important ordinances, and.if
they are faulty, have new ones drawn
up in such a manner that they can be
The borough manager also reported
the need of another light on Willow-
bank street and the matter was re-
ferred to the Street committee.
Bills to the amount of $2813.84
were approved for payment, after
which council adjourned.
Annual Report of the Woman’s Club
of Bellefonte.
The Woman’s club of Bellefonte
composed of one hundred and eighty
members has just closed a successful
The work of the club is carried on
through three departments,
Educational and Charity. The out-
standing work of the Civic depart-
ment, for the year just closing has
been the preservation of the trees on
Spring street between Bishop and
teaching of sewing to the grade pupils
of our public schools by members of
the club, 110 girls benefitting under
this department. The tuberculosis
committee through the sale of Christ-
mas seals afforded means to maintain
a room for the weekly well baby and
chest clinics, conducted by the State
Department of Health. The legisla-
tive committee kept us in touch wit}
the various important questions of
Under the charity department the
club distributed candy, oranges and
toys to the poor children of town at
Christmas time; also supplied cloth-
ing, etc., to needy families, among
them one whose home was destroyed
by fire.
Through its treasury, contributed ‘to
the library fund of the Y. M. C. A,, to
the Centre County hospital, the Near
East relief, to the Pine Mt. settlement
school, and made a loan of $100 to a
girl student of State College.
Mrs. ROY WILKINSON, Secretary.
British Open Golf Champion to Play
at Centre Hills.
Walter Hagen, British open golf
champion and twice winner of the
United States open tournament, will
play in an exhibition match on the
course of the Centre Hills Country
club, at State College, next Friday,
June 12. ;
Hagen will be paired with Art
Walker, the Centre Hills professional,
in a low ball foursome against E. O.
Gerhardt and R. H. Stevenson, student
members of the Penn State golf team.
The exhibition will begin in the
morning and be open to the public at
an admission fee of $1.50, with the
privileges of the club house extended
to all non-members who attend the
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regarded because the burgess claims
High; of the Educational department,
—Get your job work done here.
were buried in the penitentiary cem-
, etery.
Hecla on Saturday.
Bellefonte celebrated the opening of
the Centre county baseball league,
[last Saturday, by taking two games
' from Hecla park. The morning game
‘of seven innings was played on
Hughes field, Bellefonte. Up to the
seventh inning not a run was tallied
by either side. In Bellefonte’s final
half Deitrick got on first, Gross was
sent in to hit for Wetzel and fanned a
safe single which enabled Deitrick to
make third. An overthrow to third by
Hecla’s second boseman gave the run-
ner a chance to reach the plate, scor-
ing the only run of the game.
{| The afternoon game was played at
Howard and was nip and tuck up to
the 5th inning, when Bellefonte
! scored five runs.
"added three more and in the seventh
‘four men crossed the home plate,
making a total of 12 runs to 0 for
Hecla. Every man in the Bellefonte
i roster who figured
' games made a fine showing, which is
i very encouraging for the outlook for
the season.
i Millheim defeated State College in
both games on Saturday.
| Yesterday evening Millheim played
Bellefonte on Hughes field and to-
morrow State College will be Belle-
Civic, 'fonte’s opponent. This game will
j also be played on Hughes field and
! fans are urged to go out and see the
" battle.
Bellefonte High School Won Athletic
i Meet at Clearfield.
| The Bellefonte High school track
, team went over to Clearfield in force,
last Saturday,
| schools contesting won the meet by
the small margin of half a point. Of
course Bellefonte’s Champion relay
| team contributed to the victory by
winning their final relay race, giving
‘them a clean slate for the season.
Coach E. C. Stock is so much elated
over the performance of the relay
team that he would like to take them
to Chicago for the big interscholastic
meet on June 13th, but so far he has
not been able to see his way clear to
doing so.
The result of the Clearfield meet, in
points scored by the various teams
contesting, was as follows:
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“Davy” Chambers Gets a Verdict.
That famous case, J. H. Rockefeller,
receiver of the Bird Coal and Iron Co.,
vs. David Chambers, which occupied
the time and attention of the Centre
county court for a full week, was
concluded late last Thursday after-
noon when the jury returned a verdict
in favor of the defendant.
As stated last week, the plaintiff
brought action against Mr. Chambers
to recover on alleged unpaid royalties
in an amount not in excess of $9,400.
The case was ably tried and hotly
contested by experienced attorneys on
both sides. It took the jury less than
two hours to reach its conclusion in
favor of the defendant. The case will
likely be appealed to a higher court. !
In the sixth they’
in Saturday’s
and with fourteen
, Philadelphia.
| The first trip was made on Tuesday
,at the regular time and reaching
Bellefonte five minutes late. This was
accounted for, however, in time taken
up in loading a lot of young chicks.
{ In fact the train was ten minutes
; late leaving Centre Hall and made up
five minutes of that time on the run
to Bellefonte. The one drawback is
the limited capacity of the baggage
compartment which is not large
enough to accommodate the demands
made upon it.
As to the cost of operation, the big
motor consumed 37 gallons of gaso-
line on its run from Sunbury to Belle-
fonte on Tuesday afternoon, the cost
of which was much less than the cost
of coal consumed in a locomotive on
the same run.
The try-out lasted only two days,
however, as ‘the gas train could not
successfully make -the steep grades, '
such as the one at Dale’s Summit, and
vesterday the old-time train was put
back into service.
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Memorial Day Celebration at State
Students of The Pennsylvania State
College joined with the American Le-
gion Post in the celebration of Me-
morial day. Congressman William I.
Swoope, of Clearfield, gave the address
on the front campus where several
thousand people gathered.
The military regiment of the col-
lege R. O. T. C., boasting 1700 rifles,
joined in the parade through the town
and over the campus headed by the
Penn State military band. There were
i divisions in the parade for the Civil
{ war veterans, the Boalsburg Machine
! Gun troop, a part of the National
ordinances by many residents of the Bellefonte Wins Both Games from Guard of Pennsylvania, mothers of
town and requested information in re- | |
| war veterans, and the Spanish-Ameri-
‘can and world war veterans.
Dr. John M. Thomas, president of
the college, who is a chaplain in the
| officers’ reserve corps with the rank of
‘major, had charge of the formal ex-
ercises and introduced Congressman
Swoope. A salute was fired by stu-
dent soldiers over the grave of Dr.
George W. Atherton, Civil war veter-
an and former president of the col-
lege. The national salute of twenty-
one guns closed the exercises. No
classes were held at the college dur-
ing the day. f
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"P.O. S. of A. Will Hold Memorial
Members of the Bellefonte camp
No. 887, P. O. S. of A., will hold their
‘annual Memorial services on the
! afternoon of June 7th, at the follow-
i ing cemeteries in honor of their de-
| parted brothers:
Bellefonte, Shiloh, Pleasant Gap,
and Centre Hall, where appropriate
; addresses will be delivered by J. K.
‘Johnston Esq., John G. Love Esq.,
; and John B. Payne, of Bellefonte;
"also at Boalsburg, where they will
hold joint services with the Boals-
| burg camp. Parade will form at dia-
mand at 6:15, move at 6:30 to the
cemetery where the Hon. Albert W.
Johnson, of Lewisburg, Judge of the
| U. S. District courts, will deliver the
: memorial address. The Civic club of
| Boalsburg will serve refreshments.
: Every member is earnestly requested
| to attend, as transportation has been
arranged for all. The public is cor-
dially invited to attend. :
Recording Secretary.
Memorial Day as Observed in Belle-
Memorial day services in Bellefonte,
last Saturday, were in charge of the
Brooks--Doll post of the American
Legion, but the parade and general
turnout was not up to former years.
The Brooks--Doll post, Troop B, the
I. 0. O. F. band and members of the
Logan and Undine fire companies
made up the line of parade. In form-
er years the P. O. S. of A. and school
children joined in the parade but for
some reason did not turn out this
year. The few remaining veterans of
the Civil war were conveyed to the
cemetery in automobiles.
The services at the cemetery were
similar to those performed in previous
years, and were not lacking in solem-
nity, even though the crowd was not
so large. The address of the day
was delivered by Rev. Homer C. Knox,
pastor of the Methodist church.
Mrs. Robert F. Hunter was hostess
at a camp party Thursday of last
| week, at her bungalow on Fishing
creek, her guests being the girls em-
ployed in the Katz store. The party
left immediately after the closing
hour in Mrs. Hunter's, Mrs. Widdow-
son’s and Miss Flack’s cars, going
down in time for lunch, a chicken and
wafle supper being served in the
Miss Lewis and Miss Mackey, in
structors in the schools of Bellefonte,
entertained the High school faculty at
the Mrs. D. I. Willard home on north
Thomas street, Thursday evening of
last week.
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{ —Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Casebeer and their
daughter Betty left yesterday for the Pa-
cific coast. ® hn
{ —Miss ‘Helen Eberhart is home from
Washington, D. C., for a ten day’s vaca-
i tion visit with her father, Harry Eberhart,
"of Curtin street.
| —Mrs. Hamilton Otto and her daughter,
Miss Helen, of Niagara Falls, and Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Otto, of Johnstown, were all
here for Memorial day.
go, being taken to the chair at 7:02, ment is of 250 horse power capacity | —Miss Augusta Shoemaker is expected in
and in the brief space of thirteen min- | and was built by the J. G. Brill Co., of from Pittsburgh this week to join the
i house party Mrs. T. A. Shoemaker will en-
‘ tertain over the week-end.
Burchanti and Torti went from afternoon, the train leaving Sunbury ! —Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Mallory, of Altoo-
na, were here for their annual Memorial
day visit, being guests while in Bellefonte
| of the W. C. Coxey and M. R. Johnson
| —Miss Thomazine Potter accompanied
; her sister and niece, Miss Lucy and Miss
| Janet Potter home from Baltimore this
{ week and since then has been a guest at
, the James H. Potter home.
—DMr. and Mrs. W. Harrison Walker with
Miss Adaline Olewine and Mrs. S. M. Nis-
ley as driving guests, left Wednesday on
i 4 motor trip of several days through east-
ern Pennsylvania, Easton being their ob-
jective point.
—The venerable Jerre Donovan, eighty-
three years young except for a touch of
rheumatism, left for Renovo yesterday
morning where he expects to spend the
month of June visiting with relatives in
that community.
—Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Seibert had as over
Sunday guests Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mentz-
er and Harry. Jr., of Pottstown. Mr. and
Mrs. Mentzer were former residents of
Bellefonte during Mr. Mentzer’s connec-
, tion with the Y. M. C. A.
—Mrs. Harold Kirk, for some time «X
compositor in the Bellefonte Republican
office, expects to leave here Saturday of
next week, to join Mr. Kirk in Norristown,
where he is now located. Mr. and Mrs.
, Kirk are planning to make their home in
—The Misses Annie, Emily and Elizabeth
Parker went over to Danville Yesterday,
Miss Annie entering the Geisinger hos-
pital for medical treatment. While Miss
Parker is a patient in the hospital, her sis-
ters will stay in Danville, that they may
be near her.
—Mrs. Melvin J. Locke drove to Lewis-
town Friday to meet Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur
Evans and their son Roy, cousins of Dr.
Locke, from Pitman, N. J., whom he had
not seen for a number of years. Mr. and
Mrs. Evans and their son were guests of
Dr. and Mrs. Locke until Sunday.
—Miss Mary McClure drove to Narberth
last week with her sister, Mrs. Murdock
Claney and her two children, upon their
return home from a month's visit here
with Mrs. Claney’s mother, Mrs. William
McClure 2nd the family. Miss McClure re-
turned to Bellefonte by train the follow-
ing day.
—The Rev. J. R. Woodcock was an over
night guest of his mother, Mrs. John A.
Woodcock, this week, stopping off in Belle-
fonte on his way back home to Syracu: e
from a trip to Birmingham, where he
preached a memorial sermon to Miss Da-
vis, long the dean of the girl's seminary
there, and also the commencement buacea-
laureate sermon.
—Among former Bellefonte people who
were here for Memorial day were Jesse
Cox, tf Reading, and V. J. Bauer, of Som-
erset. While the present generation would
doubtless class both gentlemen among the
old-timers so far as their connection with
Bellefonte is concerned, no one would be-
lieve it to look at them as both of them
are just as chipper looking as they were a
quarter of a century ago.
—A party of eleven motored in from
Pittsburgh late last week to spend the
week-end in Bellefonte as gu.xts of Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Cassidy and Mrs. John F.
Smith, of the Kurtz apartmentsy Included
in the party were Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Vernon, their son John and daugb er, An-
nabelle; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard George and
their two daughters, Grace and Margaret ;.
Miss Nellie Dugan, Miss Lillian Miller and
Herbert Nichol. Mrs. Vernon and Leon-
ard George are children of Mr. and Mrs.
John George, former residents of Belle-
—George T. Bush left Bellefonte on
Tuesday afternoon on a several month's
trip to the Pacific coast, having planned to
stop en route at Chicago, St. Louis and
Denver. On the coast he will visit Los
Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, in
California, then go north to the ranch of
his brother Harry, at Medford, Oregon, his
final objective being the triennial conclave
of the Knights Templar, at Seattle, Wash.,.
the latter part of July. He has been try-
ing for three months to secure reserva-
tions for a trip to Alaska but so far has
not been able to secure any. Should he
find reservations at Seattle when he reach-
es there he will extend his trip to that
country, otherwise he will come east over
the Northern Pacific to Yellowstone Park,
thence east to Niagara Falls, the Thous-
and Islands and up to Toronto to take in
the exposition to be held there. In toto it
will be a swing around the country of
eight to ten thousand miles. Wilson I.
Fleming will also go to Seattle for the
Knights Templar conclave, but will not
leave Bellefonte until about the middle of
eee peer eee.
Penn State Student Took the Moon.
The above heading does not mean
that the student literally captured the
moon out of a clear sky, because such
was not the case. The moon he took
was Van Jodon’s Moon car, which was
stolen from in front of the “Wate -
man” office on the afternoon of Nay
8th, and recovered at State College
six days later. It was not until a few
days ago, however, that Mr. Jodon
learned who it was that had taken the
car. The student in question is a
: Sophomore from Philadelphia, and a
member of a highly respected family.
Shortly after the recovery of the car
the young man left the college on the
pretense of illness and is now at his
home in the Quaker city.
According to the student’s story he
drove the car direct from Bellefonte
to State College, stored it in a private
garage and repainted it himself. A
warrant has been issued for his ar-
rest but at last reports had not been
served, pending a possible settlement.