Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 12, 1925, Image 5

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How the Governor Entertains His
People and Foreigners.
Chungking, China, Oct. 19, "24.
Dear Home Folks:
It is so long since I have written
you that I hardly know where to be-
gin telling events.
Since I wrote last, a group of us
foreign women have been entertained
at the home of Governor Yong Sen.
He has here in Chengtu five wives, all
of whom are studying English with
Mrs. Freeman. Mrs. Freeman had
them all in to her house to tea one
day, and, of course, there were for-
eign women there, too. Well, the
Governor’s wives then invited all of us
to their home to a feast on Saturday
of that same week. We went, and en-
joyed it very much, but I can’t get
used to the idea of one man having so
many wives. They are apparently all
good friends, but I'm sure they must
be unhappy sometimes. That evening,
after we had finished our feast, which
began about three o’clock and lasted
until after six, the Governor took us
all to the “movies.” They have a
“movie” house here in the city and
they say they sometimes show some
very good pictures. I had never been
there before, but that night they
showed a picture depicting Chinese
life and produced by Chinese actors.
It was really very clever and it was
interesting to see the reaction of the
Chinese audience. It was a very mod-
ern picture and the Chinese applauded
and called out just as our American:
audiences do when something strikes
them as particularly thrilling or in-
teresting. : Fs !
The whole foreign community were
the guests of Governor Yong on the
tenth of this month, the day in China
which corresponds to our 4th of July
at home. He reviewed his soldiers,
some 20,000 of them, on one of the pa-
rade grounds here in the city. We
saw the soldiers parade and then were
served a luncheon by the Governor.
When he entertains foreigners he al-
ways serves foreign food which con-
sists of cold meats, bread, butter, jam
and little cakes and cookies. It is
never very good and we would much
prefer to have a good Chinese meal.
But he can serve the kind of foreign
{food he does for less than it would
cost him to put on a good Chinese
feast. But, although we didn’t enjoy
the food, we did enjoy seeing the sol-
diers parade. They really did re-
markably well, though, of course,
their training isn’t to be compared
with that of our western soldiers.
That evening, the 19th, all of the
school boys of the city, and some of
girls, had a lantern parade. We went
up on Doug Da Gai, “Big East
Street” to see it. Each student car-
ried a lantern and they were the clev-
erest things. They were made of pa-
per in some attractive figure. Some !
of them represented flowers of differ-
ent kinds, some birds and animals, |
and some were made to represent dif-
ferent articles such as aeroplanes,
trains, ete. It certainly was interest-
ing, though we were just about dead
tired after we had stood and watched
these thousands of students pass by.
Last night we were out in the coun-
try for supper and to see the opening
concert put on by the Saturday night.
club. Miss Brayton, one of our W. F.
WM. S. girls who lives across the street,
was the principal artist and she was
assisted by Dr. Yates, of the Baptist
Mission, and Mrs. Brace, wife of a Y.
M. C. A. worker. It was a fine concert
and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
We took our examination in the first
ten chapters of John last week. Mr.-
Moncrieff gave it to us by having us
prepare two chapters each day. It
was a very thorough examination and
we had to spend a good deal of time in
preparation. My grade was 90. The
previous week 1 had taken an exam-
ination on the 214 radicals in the Chi-
nese language and passed it with a
grade of 96. Each character in the
language has in it one of the 214 rad-
icals so it is necessary for us to know
thoroughly most of the radicals and
also the number of the radical, which
is a great help in looking up charac-
ters in the dictionary. Although Chi-
nese is difficult, it certainly is inter-
esting. I expect to take an examina-
tion in the first five hundred charac-
ters next week. In the first year of
our course we have to be able to write
five hundred characters. Some of the
characters are very difficult and I'll
have to study hard this week to be!
able to pass my examination. I want
to make 100 in this exam.
I wish you could see our little beg-
gar boy. We have bought him suita-
ble clothing and fitted him out so that
he looks very fine indeed. He is going
to school every day now and seems to
be perfectly happy. When he entered
the hospital his whole body was cov- |
ered with itch, and his head was full
of sores, a disease which is very com-
mon out here and is called “Lai Dze,”
—1I don’t know the medical name for
it. It is a disease which is very diffi-
cult to cure and takes months and
months to get rid of. Our boy has
gotten rid of the itch, but has to take
treatment every day for this scalp
disease and has to have his head
shaved once a week. His head is im-
proving, though, and we’re hoping
that before long it will be entirely
cured. You certainly wouldn’t think
Le was the same little beggar that we
put into the hospital last year. He
costs us less than five dollars Mex. a
month for his food, clothing and
school supplies. I must send you a
picture of him when Bill gets one
Bill spent last night out in the
country. There was a meeting of the
English faculty and he was included.
I went across the street and spent the
night with Anne Flessel. She was the
only one at home at her house, so we
kept each other company. Bill came
home this morning and reported that
he had his hat stolen. Last year he
Jeft his good brown hat over across
the street on the tennis court and
when he went to look for it the next
morning it was gone. So he’s been
wearing that pepper and salt one that
he bought at State College, now that’s
taken and he has nothing left but his
cap. You can get foreign hats here
in the city, but Bill says he won't buy
one; he’s going to go without a hat.
I'm afraid ‘when cold weather comes,
though, he'll have to buy one. He has
also lost his umbrella. I think he left
‘| that somewhere, but he can’t remem-
ber where. He’ absent minded
about some things, it’s no wonder he
loses them.
This afternoon we have foreign
church here in the city. I went to
Chinese church this morning and list-
ened to a foreigner preach in Chinese.
I understood almost everything he
said. I suppose it’s because he spoke
foreign Chinese.
The fighting at Shanghai is not af-
fecting us. We continue to live peace-
ably up here, though I don’t know how
long we will continue to do so. Don’t
worry about us, though. We are well
and ha :
boy Mrs. W. R. NORTH.
Circus Men are Busy in Winter.
A big organization of the caliber cf
the Walter L. Main show does not run
its season, dissolve and disperse. In
the winter the entire establishment is
maintained. Only the performers and
the working-men are dropped, and
with the former this is generally a
mere suspension of service for con-
tracts are frequently made for several
years. Owners, managers, contract-
ing agents, treasurer and book-keep-
ers and others find no idle moments.
Railroad cars, suffering from the
hard effects of a season’s campaign,
need painters and carpenters; new
acts and novelties must be secured to
keep abreast of the times; a new route
must be laid out and considered ard
to do this the management must know
the population and character of every
town, have information of the busi-
ness conditions, vicissitudes of the
year, etc. :
The question of transportation is
the most careful one involved. For
instance up in agricultural Vermont,
Windsor county, nestles the village of
White River Jet. It boasts of a week-
ly newspaper, a public school and a
national bank. Its population does
not exceed 1,500. Yet, the Walter L.
Main shows, and a few others of the
big tented organizations make an an-
nual pilgrimage thither because it is a
local trade center, three railroads
converging upon it, in addition to two
rivers. Ordinarily the town would
not afford enough patrons to pay for
the feed of the horses and elephants,
but the throngs conveyed there by
train and boat always fill the tents.
Not in any way does the Walter L.
Main show of the present season re-
semble the show of other years. Men,
women and horses with the great in-
stitution number almost 700. Ten
acres of ground is utilized for the
tents. At night the big show is trans-
ported from town to town aboard two
special trains. The Walter L. Main
shows will give performances at 2 and
52 m, in Bellefonte, Saturday, June
Real Estate Transfers.
! Apna T. H. Henzsey, et bar, to C.
| E. Marquardt, tract in State College;
| $1600.
Adam H. Krumrine, et ux, to Orin
J. Farrell, et ux, tract in State Col-
lege; $1.
Jacob Bottorf, et ux, to Jonathan
| Musser; tract -in - Ferguson Twp.;
1 $800.
J. Musser, et ux, to Peter Shecke,
tract in Ferguson Twp.; $1075.
Peter Shecke to William F. Reber,
tract in Ferguson Twp.; $800.
H. Clyde Krandel, et ux, to Rachel
F. Myers, tract in State College; $900.
Sarah H. Kennedy to Joseph H.
Sharpless Jr., tract in Rush township;
Charles Richelieu, et ux, to Howard
J. Thompson, tract in Bellefonte; $10,-
Charles B. Thomas, et ux, to J.
Clyde Thomas, tract in Taylor town-
ship; $1.
J. K. Johnston, et ux, to Lawrence
Williams, et ux, tract in Bellefonte;
J. N. Henszey, et ux, to William R.
Gordon, tract in College township;
Miles M. Hall to A. B. Hall, tract
in Union township; $1.
Irene McGinley to Mary E. Gill, et
bar, tract in Huston township; $1,000.
Jerusha C. Beightol to Herman
| Schieffer, tract in Burnside township;
| $2,000.
Mathias M. Shank to Julia E.
| Shank, tract in Snow Shoe township;
$1. :
Charles W. Wilcox, et ux, to Fred
G. Gearhart, tract in Philipsburg; $1.
Susan P. Gregg to Andrew Gregg,
tract in Boggs township; $1.
Bellefonte Cemetery Association to
an Wian, et al, tract in Bellefonte;
Horace A. Kaufman, et al, to Ly-
man H. White, tract in Walker town-
ship; $10,800.
J. H. Glossner, et ux, to MecNitt-
Huyett Lumber Co., tract in Marion
township; $1.
William M. Lowery, Exr., to Sher-
man E. Lowery, tract in Spring town-
ship; $900.
Rachael J. Schad, et bar, to Walter
R. Eberhart, tract in Spring township;
Fred McClincey, et ux, to James K.
McClincey, et ux, tract in Unionville;
Sadie Tressler, et bar, to John G.
Payne, et ux, tract in Walker town-
ship; $1,900.
Catherine Bollinger to Lucy Bol-
linger, et al, tract in Ferguson town-
ship; $25.
Marriage Licenses.
Thomas C. Shoemaker, Bellefonte,
and Kathryn M. Stevenson, Waddle.
Leonard F. Heller, Avis, and Edith
P. Cowher, Sandy Ridge.
Carl E. Cronemeyer and Rae F.
Holahan, State College.
Everett P. Sexton, Wilmerding, and
Ruth E. Williams, State College.
Lester C. Poorman, Spring Mills,
and Helen E, Hastings, Howard.
Arthur Garbrick and Mabel M. Cor-
man, Zion. .
Earl 8S. Orr and Grace E. Witmer,
a overt. spree prs
—AMiss Ella Young, of the local Bell Tel-
ephone exchange, is spending a week at
Port Allegheny, with her sister, Mrs. Ber-
nard Holland. Miss Rosamary Simler, al-
so of the Bell exchange, will leave today
for a week's vacation, which she will spend
at Pittsburgh and Atlantic City.
—Miss Anne Wagner Keichline will leave
today for Williamsport, where she will be
joined by Miss Helen Shallenberger, of
Philadelphia, for the drive to Cornell to
attend the reunion of the class of 1911, of
which both were members. Miss Keich-
line expects to return to Bellefonte Sun-
—————— ete mee.
The Hollabaugh Dinner was a Success.
The complimentary dinner given to |
the champion relay team of the Belle- /
fonte High school, at the Nittany _
room, last Thursday evening, by E. L.
Hollabaugh proved a decided success.
The party assembled in the Diamond
here and after all the motors had been
decorated with the red and white col-
ors of the High school proceeded on
the journey to the rendezvous, escort-
ed by two motor-cycle officers.
Among the guests present were
Hon. Arthur C. Dale and wife, W. S.
Williams and wife, Lucile Smith,
James McCullough, Kathryn Bullock,
John A. Emel, Merrill Waite, Marian
Eckenroth, James R. Shope and wife,
W. H. Kline, Thelma S. Hazel, Ed-
ward R. Miller, S. Marjory Hill, L.
Russell Hill, Anne Ward, Franklin
Schad, Eloise Zimmerman, Gale
Mitchell, Carl Moerschbacher, E.
Spencer Garman, Erwin E. Collins, G.
L. Furey, Mrs. Harry Crissman, Lois
Crissman, Allison H. Haollabaugh, Mrs.
Ivan Hollabaugh, Ivan Hollabaugh,
Mitzi K. Eckenroth, Fritz Furey,
Philip J. Gross, James H. Harter.
eee pease see.
A rumor that the big dirigible,
the Los Angeles, would sail over
Bellefonte between ten and eleven
o’clock on Sunday night caused a gen-
eral concentration of residents of the
town at the new aviation field, many
of them contending that the ship
would come down on the field. Of
course there wasn’t the remotest pos-
sibility of a landing, as such ships an-
chor to huge iron masts and do not
come to earth as do aeroplanes. But
the hundreds of people who motored
to the field intent on glimpsing the
airship were doomed to disappoint-
ment, for while they were intently
gazing into the heavens hoping to get
sight of the Los Angeles, it was fly-
ing eastward over Lock Haven and
For good, reliable news always
read the “Watchman.”
Church Services Next Sunday
Boalsburg—Church school, 9:15 a.
m. Confirmation service, 10:30 a. ni. |...
Catechetical class, Friday, 7 p. m. Il-
lustrated lecture on Bunyan’s Pil-
grims Progress, 8 p. m. i
Houserville—Public worship, 2:30
p. m.
Rev. W. W. Moyer, Pastor.
Services next Sunday morning at
10:45 and evening at 7:30. Sunday
school at 9:30 a. m.
Ambrose M. Schmidt, D. D. Pastor.
Sunday school 9:15 a. m. Children’s
sermon 10:30 a. m. Children’s day
exercises at 7:30 p. m., to which the
public is heartily invited. Everybody
Reed O. Steely, Minister.
Services for Sunday, June 14:
Pleasant Gap—Sunday school 9:30
a. m.; preaching service 10:30 a. m.
Shiloh—Sunday school 1:30 p. m.;
preaching service 2:30 p. m.
Boalsburg—Sunday school 9 a. m.;
Children’s service 7:30 p. m.
W. J. Wagner, Pastor.
Sunday school at 9:45. Morning
worship at 10:45, annual Children’s
day service will be held. Evening
worship at 7:30, sermon by the pas-
William C. Thompson, Pastor.
To Put Wings on Middies.
Beginning with the class of 1926,
all midshipmen attending the Annap-
olis naval academy must learn to fly
before receiving diplomas. They have
to qualify either as pilots or observ-
ers, according to an order issued by
Secretary Wilbur.
“The Baptism of the Rings,” a tra-
ditional ceremony in which members
of the second class are required to
jump off thé academy "seawall into
deep water with their clothes on, has
been abandoned. Last year one mid-
shipman was drowned in the ordeal.
OR SALE.—Electric washer, compar-
atively new.—T. B. Hamilton, N.
Allegheny St., Bellefonte. 24-1t*
Everywhere. 3% Commission.
Write for Blank. Smith Farm
Agency, 1407 W. York St., Philadelephia,
Pa. 70-11-1 yr.
nual meeting of the stockholders
. Of the Centre Building and Ioan
association for the purpose of electing of-
ficers and directors and the transaction of
such other business as may come before
them, will be held in the arbritation room
at the Court House on Friday evening,
June 12th, 1925, at 8 o'clock.
70-22-3t CHAS. F. COOK, Sec'’y.
OTICE.—Estate of William T. Fetzer,
late of Boggs township, deceas-
In the Orphans’ Court of Centre County,
Notice is hereby given that Alice C.
Fetzer, widow of the said decedent, has
filed in the said court her petition claim-
ing her exemption to the value of $500.00
as provided by Section 12 of the Fiducai-
ries Act of 1917, out of that certain lot or
piece of land situate in the township of
Boggs, county of Centre, and State of
Pennsylvania, bounded and described as
Beginning at a white oak, it being the
corner of A. and A. Fetzer and James
Cokely, thence by land of said Cokely
South 35 degre East 60 perches to
stones; thence bogfand of R. A. Poorman
perches to stones; thence by land of
and Stanley Watson North 355 degrees
East 40 perches to stones; thence by land
of 8S. Watson North 35 degrees West 60
Claude Cook South degrees West 40
perches to the place of beginning. Con-
taining 15 acres. Having erected there-
on a two story frame dwelling house, a
stable and other outbuildings and being
the same premises which Mary Butler
by her deed dated July 16th, 1903, and
recorded in Centre county, in Deed Bock
91 page 129, conveyed unto William IT.
Fetzer the decedent. And also W. T.
Stanley by deed dated July 16th, 1903,
and recorded in Centre county in Deed
Book 89 page 197, conveyed to W. T.
Fetzer, the decedent.
And that the same may be approved by
the Court on Friday, July 3rd, i925, un-
less exceptions thereto be filed before that
Attorney for Petitioner.
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