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Mrs. Calloway Writes of Many Inter-
esting Things Seen in Her
Mrs. Elizabeth Calloway, with Clarks
cruise of the “Lancastria’” to the West-
ern Mediterranean and Norway, has
written a friend the following letter:
Aboard Ship, July 28th.
This cruise appealed to me from
Norway and Sweden’s points; then
Portugal and Tangier, were also at-
tractions. Portugal, while so unlike
Spain, is yet so near the former that
much of the old Moorish exists. Lis-
bon is beautifully laid out with its
boulevards, cathedrals and museums.
Many of the cathedrals and monas-
teries have been turned into orphan-
ages—one, famous for its architectur-
al beauty and the richness of its in-
terior, has seven hundred boys whom
we saw at their noon services; here
are buried some of the royal family
and Gomez, the poet. One museum
contains twenty-six coaches of royal-
ty dating back to 1500, without
springs but with beautifully carved
ornamental figures, gilded and hand-
painted body and plush lined. As the
door opens, there is an ivory step with
gold tracery. Six and twelve horses
were used to draw them. They are
from many countries as the intermar-
riages were numerous and each prin-
cess came in the coach of her own
A few of us went to Contra, the old
Moorish city where are several beau-
tiful castles—one, the summer home
of the king and queen of Portugal be-
fore it became a republic, open to the
public for a small fee, is located sev-
enteen hundred feet up on top of the
mountain. The furnishings and many
gifts from other sovereigns are intact.
The altar of the private chapel is
carved from one piece of marble with
figures representing seraphims and
cherubims with the figure of Christ in
the centre. The drive to the castle
winds back and forth up the mountain,
trees overlapping, many of cork—the
first time I had ever seen the cork
The most interesting castle is a
very old one of the eleventh century
and now a museum. Particularly
unique, are the two chimneys in the
kitchen, rising like inverted cones, to
carry the smoke and fumes up; their
fires are in small openings along a
stone counter—<circular, where all
cooking was done, except the two
ovens made of tile. The rooms are
all intact with their furnishings and
huge fireplaces. In the large salon,
the ceiling is beamed and, in the open-
ings, magpies are painted; the story
goes that the King was caught kissing
one of the maids of honor and was
told upon, hence said they were all
magpies and had them painted to re-
mind the gossips. In another room,
the ceiling is of beautiful swans—the
favorite bird of his daughter, but most
unique of all is the bath. In a small
court with lovely trees and pots of
flowers is an alcove in beautiful green
tile, back of which is another alcove
raised about ten inches; the attendant
left us a moment and, from some un-
seen part, turned on the water which
‘fell in gentle sprays from side walls
and ceiling—one-half could be on or
off at once—so, you see, the shower is
not a new device. The crystal and
china, the Moorish inlays and carv-
ings were exquisite.
From there we went to a place, built
by Sir Francis Cook, of England,
where flowers of every country, trees,
fountains, marble statuary and rustic
grottoes greet the eye; a castle called
Monserate, Moorish in design with
carved stone work and furnishings
magnificent, formal gardens, rare
plants, really beyond description;
fuchsias and heliotrope climb its
_ walls. This far excels the gardens of
Bintenzorg in Java, or the Paridenia
gardens of Kady in Seylon.
Our next stop of interest was Tan-
gier—the first time our cruise has
stopped there. Here we saw the Sul-
tan’s palace, now vacant, as he has
left his hundred wives, scattered, ex-
cept the one he has taken with him to
Paris. It is a magnificent place, with
modern conveniences, took seven
years to build and in which he lived
only six months. The mantles, two
in each of the rooms except those oc-
cupied by the wives, were imported
from Italy. His wives were all on the
second floor, six and eight in one
room, with large corridors to stroll
through while the Sultan’s apartments
were on the first floor opening onto
gardens of flowers with tiled fountains
constantly playing. It is rumored the
palace will be turned into a hotel. Our
guide, with great pomp, announced he
would ask the privilege of showing
us the men at work at the fort. We
all were interested and what was it
but an electric washing machine! The
natives are Bedouins, many Moham-
medans, and the Riffs are the men
fighting against the Spaniards. We
looked across the hills, many miles
away, and saw the smoke of battle
mow raging. The children of these
Riffs have a shaven head, except a
knot of hair left on the right side at
the top, mostly red hair as henna is a
favorite color and they dye it. A
flower, called Datura, growing in the
garden of the palace, was handed us
among many roses. It is shaped like
a calla lily and dried and powdered is
used to cure asthma.
Of course, Cadiz and Seville, Rome,
Naples and Monte Carlo were not new
to me but from Rome I took the trip
to Pisa and Genoa, not having been
there and wishing to see the one re-
maining wonder of the world—the
Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is mag-
nificent—the Baptistry Campo Santa,
where earth was brought from Jeru-
salem to bury their illustrious dead;
the cathedral with its priceless altars,
its lantern of Gallileo the great as-
tronomer and Sarto’s picture of St.
Agnes, also its mosaics. The Bap-
tistry, almost the height of the tower,
is round in form, and in it, the echo is
that of an organ pealing forth sound.
When the attendant sings a few notes
and claps his hands, it sounds as if the
multitude were doing it. When at
Monte Carlo, a few of us got in the
prince’s palace over at Manaco, but I
must stop and am sure my thrill is
yet to come when we reach Norway
in a few days. It is now 9 p. m. and
light as “early evening. There are
only 380 of us on as the other 380, re-
turning from across Europe, will re-
join us when we stop at Cherbourg at
midnight. Friday we will get to
Gothenburg, Sweden, thence on to
Christiana, Norway, Bergen, Stock-
holm and over to Scotland, back
through the channel to Hamburg and
up to Berlin where we turn homeward.
RIPKA.—Jacob J. Ripka, a native
of Centre county, but for a number of
years a resident of Duncansville, Blair
county, died on Saturday night at the
State sanitorium at Cresson, where he
had been a patient the past four years.
He was a son of Jacob and Amanda
Ripka and was born at State College
on February 26th, 1877, hence was 48
years, 5 months and 27 days old. His
boyhood days were spent in Centre
county but when he grew to manhood
he went to Altoona and entered the
employment of the Pennsylvania rail-
road, learning the trade of a machin-
ist, continuing to work for the com-
pany until overtaken by illness. He
was a member of the Evangelical
church, Washington camp No. 791, P.
0. S. of A., of Duncansville, Mt. Mo-
riah chapter Royal Arch Masons,
Portage lodge F. & A. M., of Holli-
daysburg, and the P. R. R. relief asso-
On March 20, 1900, he married Miss
Hilda N. Sheidy, who survives with
five children, Eugene, of Altoona;
Mrs. Anna Fawkes, Mrs. Samuel Lan-
dis, Miriam and Russell, all of Dun-
cansville. He also leaves his mother,
Mrs. Amanda Ripka, at the old home
at State College, and the following
brothers and sisters: William Ripka
and Mrs. Catherine Horner, of State
College; Howard, at Milroy, and Mrs.
Anna Sheesley, of Lewistown.
Funeral services were held on Mon-
day evening at his late home in Dun-
cansville by Rev. Isaac Kreider, and
on Tuesday morning the remains were
taken to Lewistown for interment.
THOMAS — William W. Thomas, a
native of Centre county, died at his
home at Austin, Potter county, last
Friday evening, following a prolonged
illness. He was sixty-three years of
age and was born and spent his boy-
hood life in the neighborhood of
Stormstown. As a young man he lo-
cated in upper Bald Eagle valley
where he lived until about twenty
years ago when he moved to Austin
and accepted a position in one of the
big paper mills at that place.
He was twice married, his first wife
having been Miss Matilda Woodring,
of Port Matilda. Two children sur-
vive by this marriage. His second
wife was Miss Grace Hunter, of Ty-
rone, who survives with no children.
His surviving brothers and sisters are
Mrs. Washington Irvin, of Belle-
fonte; Mrs. Stewart Weston, of Bell-
wood; David A. Thomas, of Loveville;
Arthur C., of Paradise; Daniel, in the
west, and John, of Port Matilda.
The remains were taken to Tyrone
on Saturday, to the home of his wife’s
parents, where funeral services were
held on Monday, after which burial
was made in the Black Oak cemetery,
north of Port Matilda.
SCHRUDERS.—Elmer E. Schru-
ders died at his home in Tyrone on
Wednesday afternoon following an ill-
ness of some months with a complica-
tion of diseases. He was a son of
Lemuel and Rose Schruders and was
born at Pennsylvania Furnace sixty-
two years ago. The early part of his
life was spent at that place but thir-
ty-five years ago he moved to Tyrone
where for years he was employed in
the paper mill. He married Miss
Mary Gates, of Loveville, who died
thirty-one years ago but surviving
him are one daughter, Mrs. J. L.
Focht, of Bellwood; one sister and
three brothers, Mrs. Mary Keefer, of
Spruce Creek valley; David, Jay and
Harry Schruders, of Tyrone. Burial
will be made in the Grandview ceme-
tery, Tyrone, this afternoon.
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KERN.— Albert Kern, a widower
who moved to Axe Mann several
months ago from the eastern end of
the county, died at the Centre County
hospital last Thursday. Several weeks
previous he had had a number of teeth
extracted and some days later was
taken suddenly ill. It is not certain,
however, whether the pulling of the
teeth contributed to his illness or not.
He was a son of Jacob and Leah
Confer Kern and was born on May
30th, 1876, hence was 49 years, 2
months and 20 days old. He was a
painter by trade and a good, indus-
trious citizen. He is survived by a
number of children. Burial was made
on Monday afternoon in the Paradise
Mr. and Amos Cole and their
two daughters, with a party from
Lewistown have been occupying the
Nittany Country club this week. A
number of friends in this community
have been their guests during their
Britain in America.
British America, which consists of
Canada, Newfoundland and a number
of islands, has an area of 3,750,000
square miles, while the area of the
United States and its possessions is
3,743,446 square miles. Thus Britain
has a little more territory, but much
of it is so far north as to be of com-
paratively little value.
It was a hot day and seven cars
were waiting their turn at a filling
station. The last one was a steaming
little Rattler, with six rattles and a
button. Finally it got its turn and the
pesvish attendant yelled: “How many
The driver of the Lizzie held up one
“Say,” bellowed the attendant,
“what are you trying to do, wean it?”
| Church Services Next Sunday
BOALSBURG LUTHERAN CHURCH.
Boalsburg—Sunday school 9 a. m.
Preaching service 10:30 a. m. Chris-
tian Endeavor 7:30 p. m.
Pleasant Gap—Sunday school 9:30
Shiloh—Sunday school 9:30 a. m.
W. J. Wagner, Pastor.
ST. JOHN'S REFORMED CHURCH.
Morning services will be resumed
next Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30
and church service at 10:45. The
closing union open-air service will be
held at the court house Sunday even-
ing, at 6:30.
Ambrose M. Schmidt, D. D. Pastor.
A New Driver Enters Altoona Races.
Altoona, Pa., August 26.—“Bob”
McDonogh, heir to the throne of the
illustrious Tommy Milton, enters La-
bor day classic here, carrying with
him the mastership recently accorded
him by his tutor, as he left the shores
of America for a European invasion.
McDonogh, who was taken from the
wings of a stunting aeroplane only
two years ago on the west coast by
Milton, who was amazed by his death-
defying parachute and acrobatic
stunts, now takes the wheel of his
master’s car, to team with Norman
Batten, second of the Milton selection.
His inherited chariot, highly tuned
and super-charged to a degree of per-
fection is heard in practice spurts, and
the roar of his clock-like motor echoes
through the trees of the surrounding
Predictions are made that when the
call of the veteran starter, Fred J.
Wagner, is heard here Labor day, this
daring young driver, yet in his second
year of professional racing, will make
an extraordinary effort to uphold the
honors that have been bestowed upon
him thus far in racing circles.
The tent holders on Grange park are
beginning to move into their tents.
On Wednesday, E. L. Bartholomew,
of Altoona, accompanied his family to
their home in that city.
Albert Homan and family, of Altoo-
na, were guests of the Strohmeier
family several days this week.
Mrs. James H. Lohr, of Rutledge,
Pa., returned to her home last Sun-
day, going by way of Lewistown,
Miss Mame Herring, of Altoona,
spent several days in the Brisbin
Lome, as the guest of Mrs. Laura Lee.
Mrs. Emma Heckman Smith is a
guest of her sister, Mrs. D. K. Keller,
Javing come from Illinois by automo-
Miss Mabel Arney, accompanied by
a friend from the west, motored to
Gettysburg on Monday, returning on
H. J. Kittelberger and family, of
Curwensville, spent several hours in
Centre Hall, on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Kittelberger will be remembered
as Miss Anna Bartholomew.
Real Estate Transfers.
Anna T. H. Henszey, et bar, to W.
A. Broyles, et ux, tract in State Col-
J. Forrest Bible to Shamokin Gun
club, tract in Potter township; $100.
Andrew M. Nelson to Frank W.
Grebe, et ux, tract in Philipsburg; $6,-
Warren B. Boob, et ux, to S. J. Fied-
ler, tract in Haines township; $1,250.
William D. Custard, et ux, to Vera
M. Homan, tract in State College;
D. A. Grove, et ux, to Green Briar
R. and G. club, tract in Penn town-
Warren B. Boob, et ux, to S.J.
Fiedler, tract in Haines township;
Carrie B. Masden to Edgar Masden,
tract in Liberty township; $2,100.
D. Washburn, et ux, to Louise A.
Musullo, tract in Spring township; $1.
Arthur W. Holderman, et al, to
John H. Ishler, tract in Potter town-
Joseph J. Rhoads, et al, to Gieus-
eppi Corraggiv, tract in Bellefonte;
Joseph D. Kanarr, et ux, to George
C. Pifer, tract in Milesburg; $150.
Harriet J. Ulrich, et bar, to Peter
A. Breon, tract in Millheim; $800.
Bellefonte Cemetery Association to
Malcolm Jones, tract in Bellefonte;
Carrol M., Smith, et ux, to Walter
Studzinski, tract in Rush township;
Mildred E. Taylor, et bar,
Blanche E. Long, et bar, tract
State College; $6,000.
Mahala Nevil to Edward Bubb,
tract in Potter township; $250.
William L. Daugherty, Allentown,
and Edna Magdalena Bitner, State
William Keller, Philipsburg,
Bertha Smith, Morrisdale.
Arthur T. Love and Edith C. Nord-
George Sachils, Washington, D. C,,
and Edna E. Bailey, Centre Hall.
George W. Elder, State College, and
Mildred B. Rossman, Pennsylvania
William A. Weeks, Opps, and Hazel
B. Ball, White Hall.
ANTED.—Experienced night cook
and dish washer.—Colonial Tesian.
Paper Doilies—Paper Table Cloths—
Paper Spoons, Forks and Drinking Cups
—in fact anything in the Picnic line.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS |
EO SPEED WAGON.—Used Reo Speed
Wagon at great Bargain. Inquire
of James R. Hughes, Academy,
Bellefonte, Pa. 70-33-3t
ARMS AND PROPERTY—Wanted
Everywhere. 3% Commission.
Write for Blank. Smith Farm
Agency, 1407 W. York St. Philadelephia,
Pa. 70-11-1 yr.
A ters of administration having been
granted to the undersigned upon
the estate of Sarah Rebecca Collins, late of
Ferguson township, deceased, all persons
knowing themselves indebted to same are
requested to make prompt payment, and
those having claims against said estate
must present them, duly authenticated, for
W. A. COLLINS, Admr.,
W. Harrison Walker, Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
How Many Towns Can Boast
of the Attractions of Bellefonte ? Its Big
| Spring — famous Trout Streams — its
“7 Hills—its Mountains—its Penitentiary
— its Schools — its Lime Operations
(largest in the world)—Match Factory
—one of the largest Silk Mills—Abram-
sen Engineering and Titan Metal Works
(famous in their line)—Air Mail Station
(only equalled by Chicago and New
York)—and Roads (the peer of any in
the State)—its Farmers and Farms?
GARMANS STORE takes pride in stat-
ing above facts.
Caldwell & Son
By Hot Water
Full Line of Pipe and Fit-
tings and Mill Supplies
All Sizes of Terra Cotta
Pipe and Fittings
Cheerfully ana Promptly Furnished
——Get the Watchman if you want
the local news.
See the Big Spring
Outing in all the New Patterns (Have
you seen the Trout? )—Crepe Dress
Goods in many colors —(The Air Plane
Station a Great Attraction)—Buy your
Dry Goods at Garmans
Insure your Farm Property
Farmers. You are filling your
barns with the results of a year’s
labor. Is it covered with insur-
ance? I am writing Insurance
on Farm Property and Crops at
a Reduced Rate.
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IRA D. GARMAN
101 Seuth Eleventh St..
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Dresses and Bungalow fiprons 75¢. up
Gingham Aprons 30c.—Princess Slips as
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Envelope Chemise and Step-Ins for 50
—Get your job work done here.
Are You Getting Ready
for school time ? Lead Pencils and Pencil
Boxes — Famous Yellow Tablets —
Book Bags — Lunch Boxes — Rulers —
Crayons, and A B C Books.
For Re Nomination
Your Support and Infuence for
a Second Term will be Appre-
ciated, “Thank You.”
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Telephone Bell 220-W 70-34t£
of Harry C. Yeager
Bought from Receiver in United States
Bankrupt Court, consisting of
High Grade Shoes
Hosiery, Slippers, Keds, High Cuts, Rubbers, Boots, Artics, Bootees, Etc., for
Men, Women aud Boys, Girls, Children and Infants
Will Be Sold Next Week
The Giealet Sacrifice of Shoes, IC
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