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Bellefonte, Pa,, October 9, 1925.
NEWS ABOUT TOWN AND COUNTY.
——A heavy frost was observed in
various sections of the county yester-
———The Standard Bearers of the
Methodist church wiil hold a food sale
tomorrow (Saturday) morning at Kis-
sell’s meat market.
——At the Free Methodist church
conference, held at Bradford last
week, Rev. C. O. Whitford was as-
signed to the Fleming and Bellefonte
——Miss Sue A. Murray, of Snow
Shoe Intersection, has resigned her
position with the Pennsylvania Rail-
road Co., to enter the Presbyteerian
hospital in Philadelphia for the nurse’s
— Forty-one tickets were sold at
the Bellefonte station for the P. R. R.
excursion to Niagara Falls on Satur-
day night. The train, by the way, was
over one hour late when it pulled in-
to the Bellefonte depot.
—The Philathea class of the
Milesburg Baptist church will hold a
bazaar and fruit sale, in the firemen’s
hall, October 15 and 16. Christmas
gifts for all members of the family
will be on sale. Do your buying ear-
— The “Watchman” was in error,
last week, in stating that Elliot Hol-
labaugh had been engaged as assistant
to the manager of the Richelieu. He
has been employed by the new theatre
management, but not as assistant
——The ladies Aid of the Methodist
dist Episcopal church, Bellefonte, will
hold a chicken and home-made noodle
supper in the lecture room of the
church, Thursday, October 22, from 5
to 7 o'clock. Admission, adults 65
cents; children under 12, 35 cents.
——At the third of the series of
bridge games played between the
women of Bellefonte and Lock Haven,
at Miss Blanchard’s, last week, the
visiting women had a winning score
of less than fifty, making them the
victors in two successive meetings.
——The Harvest Queen contest for
the Elk’s carnival will open on Mou-
day of next week. Tickets can be se-
cured at the Elks, the several drug
stores in town and at the Russ-Bell ice
cream parlor. Any young lady desir-
ing to enter the contest should start
——The American Legion Auxiliary
will serve a chicken and waffle supper
at the Y. M. C. A. Tuesday evening,
November 3rd, at 5 o’clock. Adults,
75 cents; children, 35. Members of
the Auxiliary will start their series of
card parties, at the Legion home on
Howard street, Tuesday evening, Oc-
tober 13th, at 8:30 o’clock. Admis-
sion, 25 cents. All are invited.
Members of the Blair county
fish and game association journeyed
;0 Benore, one day last week, and re-
moved about eight thousand catfish
from an abandoned ore hole which
was almost dry. The fish were trans-
planted in the Juniata river. Just a
week previous ten thousand catfish
‘had been transplanted into the Juni-
ata from an old dam near Warriors-
mark that was going dry.
The Bellefonte Academy foot-
ball team defeated the Indiana Nor-
mal team, on Hughes field last Fri-
day .afternoon, by the score of 32 to 0,
‘but .at that it was a well played game.
The visitors held the strong Academy
.eleven to one touchdown in the first
half, and that was made just before
the whistle blew. In the second half,
however, the superior work of the
Academy resulted in their scoring
four touchdowns, and kicking one
goal, making a total of 32 points.
——The new orchestral pipe organ
at the Scenic is attracting many new
patrons to that popular movie picture
theatre. Musical critics pronounce it
one of the best instruments heard in
this section of the State. While it
naturally will be a drawing card the
fact must not be overlooked that man-
ager T. Clayton Brown is showing the
biggest and best pictures to be seen
everywhere. His offerings are all
high-class, including the productions
of leading film makers, and cannot
help but please.
——Presiding in Centre county
court last week Judge Miles I. Potter
sent seven men and two women to the
Centre county jail for terms ranging
from thirty days to eighteen months,
and when he got through doling out
justice sheriff E. R. Taylor took toll
and found that he had exactly thirty-
three regular boarders, the largest
number of prisoners incarcerated in
the jail at one time in many years.
In fact the sheriff declares he is so
crowded that if he gets any more he
will have to hang them up on pegs as
he has no more cells to put any one
——Word has come to us that the
University of Tennessee has added to
its faculty list Dr. Margaret B. Mac-
Donald, formerly of the faculty of
The Pennsylvania State College, and
now considered among the foremost
women chemists of the age. Dr. Mac-
Donald went there from the Universi-
ty of Illinois, where she had been do-
ing investigation work on yeasts. In
her present position she.will be in
charge of the research work in bio-
chemistry at the agricultural experi-
ment station of the university and as-
sisted in this by Miss Esther M.
Crawford, of the State of Washing-
EXPERIENCED AIR-MAIL NIGHT
PILOT LOST AND PROBABLY
Many Ships, State Militia and Hun-
dreds of Civilians Scouring the
Mountainous Sections for Charles
Ames Lost in the Fogs of Last
Bellefonte is in the gloom of her
first intimate contact with a tragedy
of carrying mail by air at night.
Charles H. Ames, pilot for two years
on the New York to Cleveland route,
and one of the most skillful and lika-
ble men in the service is probably
dead and no one knows where.
Leaving New York on schedule last
Thursday night at 9:50 o’clock he
is believed to have been heard
and sighted over the Hartleton
emergency field, twenty miles east
of here, at 11:35 and from that
moment no definite knowledge as to
his whereabouts or his fate has been
He carried only enough gasoline in
his tank to keep him in the air four
hours and twenty minutes so that
it is certain that even had noth-
ing gone wrong with the mechanism
of his ship he was down by at least 2
o’clock Friday morning.
The force was on duty as usual at
the Bellefonte field. The New York
report of the departure of Ames was
to the effect that weather conditions
there were satisfactory. Hartelton re-
ports that the clouds or fog were not
bad when he is supposed to have pass-
ed over that point, but in Nittany val-
ley the crew that had gone out onto
the field to listen for the drone of the
motor of the expected ship found the
clouds very low. In fact so alarming-
ly low that they were measured and
found to be only 600 feet high, just a
bit below the mountain tops. They
could see the Hecla light faintly, but
only when the beams shot directly at
them. Neither the Point McCoy light
nor its beams were visible.
All of this would seem to indicate
that when Ames approached the chart-
ed crossing over Nittany mountain,
west of its beacon light, he must have
been above the clouds and they must
have been so dense that he could see
neither of the beacons within range
or the more powerful field lights. He
was probably on his right course, his
compass would keep him there for
there was no wind to blow his ship to
the side of it, and location was prob-
ably his only trouble, for without the
guiding lights he would not know
whether he was over a mountain or
valley and dared not dive through the
clouds lest he crack up on a mountain
side instead of finding safety in an
Many persons have reported that
they heard a ship in the sky at hours
when Ames might have been there. A
woman reports that she heard him go
over Aaronsburg. Several people are
sure they heard him over Bellefonte.
Two Milesburg residents claim to have
seen as well as heard him over that
place about midnight. All of them
might have done so but the hapless
pilot was lost then for the Bellefonte
field was invisible to him and the only
hope left to him was to stay up until
he could find a hole in the clouds or a
spot free of fog through which he
might drop a flare and locate a spot
sufficiently clear to risk landing.
Think of the utter hopelesseness,
loneliness and desperation of a man
in such a predicament! Knowing that
he didn’t have gas enough to stay in
the air until daylight and knowing
that certain injury and possibly death
were rushing on to meet him with
every tick of the clock we can think
of nothing more tragic.
THE SEARCH WAS BEGUN.
On Friday morning hope was fath-
er to the thought that he had made a
safe landing somewhere or, at most,
had merely been injured and would be
delayed in getting out to a point of
communication. The day wore on and
there was no report. Saturday planes
were sent here from Cleveland and
New York, fifteen in all, and they
skirted the mountain ranges nearby
without result, groups of men started
out afoot, everybody was on the look-
out, but to no avail.
Sunday the weather was so thick
that not a ship could take to the air,
but hundreds of men were in the
mountains afoot and they brought
back no clues worth following up.
On Monday the weather, while still
bad, ‘had cleared enough to make
search from the sky possible and all
of the ships left for the district about
the Clarion emergency field; it being
thought that Ames might have deter-
mined to keep on his course, as long
as his gas held out, with hope of run-
ning into better atmospheric con-
ditions further west. When darkness
came, Monday night, and no trace of
him had been found Governor Pinchot,
while in Bellefonte, got in touch with
his Adjutant General and directed
that the National Guard be called out
to help in the search.
This was in response to an appeal
from superintendent Egge, of the Air
Mail service, who came here to direct
the search. The Governor directed
that all guardsmen in centers familiar
with the country he called out. Ac-
cordingly Troop L and the Boal Troop
under command of Maj. H. L. Curtin,
with’ compliment of horses and equi-
page other than arms, left here Tues-
day night for Clarion to be joined by
the companies from Lewisfown, Ty-
rone and Punxsutawney.
~All day Monday and Tuesday the
search was concentrated over Clarion
and Venango counties because of the
statements of five persons residing in
Clarion two of whom said they saw a
mail plane pass over there at 2 a. m.
and three others believe they heard
the drone of a motor passing over. We
haven't a lot of faith in the story of
the two who say they saw a plane. If
they did it couldn’t have been the one
Ames was piloting for, certainly,
knowing he was as near out of gas as
he must have been he would have
landed on the Clarion field, for he
could have seen it if Clarion observers
could have seen him. ~~
NOTES OF THE ACCIDENT.
Charles H. Ames was .a native of
Michigan and was probably in the ear-
He carried no food or water in his
plane and only two “flares.” “Flares”
are very powerful lights ignited by
electricity and supported by a small
parachute. They fall slowly to the
ground lighting the way down so a pi-
lot could pick out a safe emergency
landing field. They would be little
use to a pilot who was above the
clouds and afraid to dive through
them for fear of hitting a mountain.
He carried a parachute and stories
to the effect that he could not use it
are without foundation. He had a
stiff knee, but this would not have in-
terfered with his jumping. And it
might be revealed later that he really
did jump from: his machine.
All the stories of his having been
heard at this, that and the other place
after 2 a. m. are imaginary. His tank
carried gas enough to have kept him
in the air only until that hour—even
had flying conditions been most fa-
Considering the vast area of wooded
land over which his course took him
we were from the first and are still of
the opinion that his location will be
purely accidental. No search, either
from the air or afoot can spy into the
thousands of mountain ravines into
any one of which he might have fal-
len to be hidden from sight by the
leaves of the trees through which he
might have crashed. If he jumped,
his parachute might be spied from the
air, because it is of light silk and
would have clung to the tops of trees.
Not so an aeroplane.
He had enough gas to carry him al-
most to Cleveland, if he had contin-
ued his flight without accident, so that
all things considered the area in which
he might have fallen is vast beyond
The rumor that he carried a large
amount of money in the mail is with-
out foundation. The mail did have
some important bank correspondence.
but investigation has revealed that if
it is never found most of the papers
can be duplicated.
Up to yesterday noon no trace of
him had been found. It is now believ-
ed that the Hartleton light tender
might have been in error in reporting
that he passed over that point.
Memorial Tablet Dedicated to Memo-
ry of Late Major Anderson.
Ten officers and former officers of:
the Twenty-eighth (Iron) division at-
tended a three days’ reunion at the
officers’ club at the Col. Theodore Da-
vis Boal home at Boalsburg, going
there on Friday and remaining over
Sunday. The principal object of the
gathering was the dedication of a me-
morial tablet erected to the memory
of Major Thomas B. Anderson, of La-
trobe, battalion commander of the
110th infantry. The guest of honor of
the occasion was Miss Julia Anderson,
a daughter of the deceased Major.
The Boalsburg machine gun troop
acted as mounted guard of honor, fol-
lowing the procession of officers who
marched in military formation from
the club house to the little grove of
trees where the memorial had been
erected. Major General Charles Muir,
retired, who commanded the 28th in
this country and France, spoke feel-
ingly of Major Anderson’s courage
and patriotism. The memorial tablet
bears the inscription, “In memory of
Thomas B. Anderson, Major 110th
Inf, A. E. F,, killed in action near
Basileux, France, Sept. 5, 1918. “Qld
soldiers never die.”
A Few Changes in Residence.
Frank P. Bartley, who recently re-
turned from his summer carnival en-
gagement, and A. C. Gingery have
taken over the lease of the Garman
house and took charge on Monday.
William H. Brown, the retiring land-
lord, moved into the apartment in the
McGarvey building, on Bishop street.
The William Katz family moved
this week from their old home on
High street into the apartment in the
Heverly building recently vacated by
Harry S. Mann.
During the coming week Girard Alt-
enderfer will move his family from
Milesburg to Jersey Shore, where he
is connected with the Sheffield Farms
company. His father, M. L. Alten-
derfer, has resigned his position with
the Titan Metal company and will ac-
company his son and family to Jersey
——A large delegation of State Col-
lege students, members of the engi-
neering department, journeyed to Al-
toona on Tuesday and made an inspec-
tion of the P. R. R. shops in that city.
The trip was made at the invitation of
railroad officials because of the meet-
ing being held in Altoona of the
American Society of Mechanical En-
——Borough manager J. D. Seibert
cleaned the dirt and refuse from the
falls and Spring creek, on Saturday,
possibly so Governor Pinchot could
the better see the big trout.
734 Y. M. C. A. MEMBERS
IN FOUR DAYS’ CAMPAIGN.
Big Drive Also Brings in Over Twen-
ty-five Hundred Dollars in Cash.
The slogan of “500 in four days,”
adopted for the big Y. M.C. A. mem-
bership drive last week was more than
made good. When the final reports
were all turned in on Thursday night
it was found that in four days just
734 members had been enrolled and
the actual cash received in hand
was $2,505.75. Of course the total
membership means considerable more
money than the above sum, but that
is the amount paid in with the sign-
ing of the applications and the balance
is considered just as good as cash in
the bank. The 734 members include
men and women, boys and girls, rang-
ing in age from ten to eighty-six
When the membership drive was
spoken of some people were rather
skeptical of its being a success but the
board of trustees, backed up by quite
a number of enthusiastic Y. M. C. A.
supporters, decided to go ahead. A
committee was appointed with Harry
Murtoff as chairman, and this commit-
tee enlisted the aid of some fifty men
and women in Bellefonte who made a
house to house canvas of the town.
There were nine membership teams
and every evening they went to the
Y. M.C. A, made a report of the
work done during the day, discussed
plans for the next day and had lunch-
eon. And the final result far exceed-
ed the expectations of the most opti-
With such a large membership the
Y. M. C. A. will be able to enter upon
a year of unusual activity, not only in
religious but in social and other lines
of Y. M. C. A. work. The new secre-
tary, John W. Miller, has already out-
lined various athletic activities for the
winter season. The gymnasium was
opened on Tuesday for the first gym
class and the bowling alleys will prob-
ably be opened on October 12th. A
bowling league will be organized as
usual and this is sure to prove a big
To the new members it can be said,
the Y. M. C. A. is your institution.
Don’t hesitate to use it at any and all
times. You will not only be welcome
but your presence may be an incen-
tive to others to come in.
Spring and Ferguson Townships
Signed Up for Cow Testing.
Spring and Ferguson townships
have been signed for tuberculin test-
ing over 90%. This means that 90%
of the cow owners have signed a con-
tract with the State to have their cat-
tle tested by the State free of charge
to the owner.
These two townships have been sent
in to the Bureau of Animal Industry
at Harrisburg, and will be tested in
the order they are listed. Testing by
the area plan is an advantage because
it takes all cattle in that particular
area. This means that cattle'can be
bought and sold at will without re-
test, bull service can be had as before
testing and the chance of spreading
the disease from one herd to the oth-
er is not so great.
The herds in these areas that have
not been signed will be given an op-
portunity to test, and upon refusal
will be quarantined and not allowed to
sell any dairy products off the farm
until they are tested.
It is expected that Walker and Ben-
ner townships will be completed in a
few days. College township is sign-
ed approximately 40%. When these
townships are completed the whole of
Nittany valley will be included in the
area. The State has over 200 town-
ships from other sections signed and
on the waiting list so it is not likely
the testing will be done before early
Centre County Conference of
~ The Centre county conference of
women’s clubs will meet at the Penn-
sylvania State College on Saturday,
October 31st, at 10 o’clock a. m.
Further notice regarding the place of
meeting and program will be given
It is the consensus of opinion that
these conferences prove to be most
beneficial. We return to our work
with increased interest and intent; we
solve problems with less difficulty and
we recall the pleasant incidents in
connection with this communion of
spirits, all of which make us antici-
pate the meeting of new faces and
ideas another year.
The invitation to attend and take
part in this conference is most cordi-
ally extended to every organization of
women in Centre county. By taking
part means reporting activities of the
past year,—entering into the discus-
sions, and being glad to add to the
influence evidenced in this “Get-to-
gether meeting” once a year. The
public will be welcome at both ses-
sions. Box luncheon.
HELEN E. C. OVERTON,
Pres. Centre County Conference Women’s
rns ——— pee.
——Williamsport distriet’s 45th an-
nuel convention of the Woman's For-
eign Missionary society of the Meth-
odist church, will be held in Trinity
church, Lock Haven, October 15th.
There will be three sessions, 9:30 a.
m., 2 p. m. and 7:30 p. m. Dinner and
supper will be servied at Trinity
church at 50 cents each meal,
All visitors and delegates wishing
meals at the church will please notify
Mrs. Edith A. Bartlett, 208 west
Church street, Lock Haven.
NEWS PURELY PERSONAL.
—Miss Mary Blanchard went to Phila-
delphia, Wednesday, to spend a week look-
ing after the city’s branch of her business.
—Dr. J. L. Seibert was in Harrisburg
this week, as a representative from the
Centre County Medical Association, at the
—DMiss Bess Rhinesmith returned to her
home in Bellefonte, last week, from a three
week’s visit with her brother, Daniel
Rhinesmith and his family, in Clearfield.
—Mrs. Barry Case returned to her home
in Washington, D. C., Sunday, after a three
week's visit here with her father, William
McGowan, on account of whose illness this
visit to Bellefonte was made.
—Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Fleming went over
to. Philipsburg Monday, called there by
the illness of their son, M. Ward Flem-
ing. Mr. and Mrs. Fleming remained for a
visit of several days with the family.
—Mrs. Richard Brouse accompanied Mr.
and Mrs. F. W. Topelt on their drive back
to Brooklyn, Saturday, expecting to re-
main there for several weeks as their guest.
Mrs. Brouse is a sister-in-law of Mrs. To-
—Mrs. Hamilton Otto, who has been a
guest this week at the Sylvester D. Ray
home, returned here from Philadelphia, to
continue her visit of several weeks ago, be-
fore going on to her home at Niagara
—Mr. Charles F. Cook, of east High
street, is in the South for a visit of sev-
eral weeks with: his nephew, James Alex-
ander, who is in business at Chattanooga,
Tenn. Mr. Cook left Bellefonte last Sat-
—Mrs. Margaret Hutchinson and her
daughter, Miss Fannie, are in Warren for a
part of the month of October, having gone
over Wednesday, for their annual fall vis-
it with Mrs. Hutchinson’s daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Thomas Hutchinson.
—Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Boozer, of Centre
Hall, motored to Riverton, N. J., on Tues-
day, to visit W. Gross Mingle and family,
Mrs. Boozer and Mrs. Mingle being sisters.
Before returning home they will also spend
some time in Philadelphia.
—Mrs. Wells L. Daggett and her son
Boynton will leave today for Elmira, ex-
pecting to be there for the winter. Since
turning her home over to Mr. and Mrs.
Casebeer, last week, Mrs. Daggett has been
with Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Daggett at
the Cadilac apartment.
—Mrs. William Bottorf went to Phila-
delphia, Sunday, going directly to the
Methodist hospital, which she entered as a
surgical patient, with arrangements for
the operation this week. Mr. Bottorf left
to join her there Tuesday. During their
absence the Bottorf home is in charge of
—Jane Miller, a student at Potts busi-
ness college, Williamsport, was home for
a week-end visit with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George Miller, at their home on
Spring street. The visit at this time was
made principally to see her grandfather,
Robert Irwin, who has been very ill for
the past month.
—The Misses Louise and Angeline Car-
peneto, with Miss Christine Curry and
Miss Margaret Mignot as driving guests,
are on a week's motor trip through New
York State and eastern Canada. The par-
ty left Bellefonte Sunday for Buffalo and
Niagara Falls, with plans for going on in-
to Canada from there.
—Miss Anne McCormick, with Miss Kate
Cox and Miss Nan Etter, of Harrisburg,
and Miss Heims, of Baltimore, as guests,
drove here from Harrisburg, Monday, Miss
McCormick visiting over night with Mrs.
Wilson A. Norris, while the other members
of the party were guests at the Brocker-
hoff house during their stay.
—Miss Rachel Marshall and Miss Eliza-
beth Longwell have closed their home in
this place and on Tuesday left for Wash-
ington, D. C., to spend the winter with
Mrs. George O. Boal. Miss Marshall and
Miss Longwell are now offering their
Spring street home for sale with a view to
remaining in Washington permanently.
—The Misses Anne and Caroline Val-
entine are arranging to close their house
about the middle of the month to go to
Philadelphia, intending to be there until
leaving for Europe next month. Their
winter, as now planned, will be spent in
Corsica, where Miss Caroline will devote
the time to her painting, expecting to add
new studies to her already large collection.
—At 6 o'clock yesterday morning Rob-
ert S. Walker started to motor to Pitts-
burgh to be in on the second game of the
world’s championship series. As guests he
took Leo J. Toner and Ralph Eckman. Mr.
Toner will remain in Pittsburgh for a few
days, returning by train, and Mr. Frank
Smith and his son Swengle, who were in
the city for the opening game, drove back
—Mr. and Mrs. William T. Achenbach, of
Glens Falls, N. Y., spent several hours in
Bellefonte Wednesday, driving here with a
party from Williamsport, where they have
been visiting with Mr. Achenbach’s sister,
Mrs. Mussina. Mr. and Mrs. Achenbach
were former residents of Bellefonte, Mr.
Achenbach having lived here since a small
boy, until leaving to locate at Glens Falls,
where he is now one of the foremost jew-
elers of the State.
—Mrs. Jared Harper returned to Belle-
fonte this week from Schenectady, where
she had been visiting with her son, John
W. Harper and his family. Mrs. Harper
left Bellefonte several months ago to go to
Akron, from where she, with Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Wetzel started on a motor (trip
through the west as guests of their broth-
er, L. C. Wetzel, of Toledo. From there
Mrs. Harper went directly to Schenectady
for her annual fall visit.
—Miss Mona Struble has left Los An-
geles for the east, expecting to stop en-
route at Larimie, Wyoming, to visit with
her nephew, Leland Struble and his fam-
ily, her plans being to arrive home about
the middle of the month. Miss Struble
went to the coast with Mrs. W. W. Waddle,
who will remain west indefinitely, intend-
ing to go into business in Los Angeles,
where she is now preparing to take charge
of a large tobacco store the beginning of
—Col. Levi Miller, whose philosophy and
notes “Watchman” readers have enjoyed
so much, is back on his old stamping
ground in Pittsburgh. For years Col.
Miller was connected with the staff of the
Pittsburgh Gazette-Times, but he tired of
journalism and came to live at his boy-
hood’s home at Pleasant Gap. There he
has been leading a life much to his liking
—with not a care in the world and all the
time he wants to call his own. He went
out to Pittsburgh Monday and will rumin-
ate ’round there for ten days before re-
—Miss Kate McGowan is assisting in
Carpeneto’s store this week, during the
absence of Miss Louise Carpeneto.
—Fred Lane was home from Johnstown
within the week, for a short visit with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John N. Lane.
—Dr. R. T. Weston has been at North
Side Pittsburgh, since last week, visiting
with his daughter, Mrs. Philip Haller.
—T. C. Brown and Harry J. Walkey
drove over to Altoona Wednesday, spend-
ing a part of the day there transacting
—Mrs. M. C. Breese arrived here Tues-
day from Downingtown, and is now visit-
ing with her sister, Mrs. George F. Harris,
on Linn street.
—Mrs. Satterfield went to Philadelphia,
Sunday, with plans for remaining there
through the month of October with her
niece, Mrs. Thomas Moore.
—Mrs. George Hazel and her daughter,
Mrs. William Kline, accompanied Mr. Ha-
zel on his fall buying and are spending
this week in New York city.
—Miss Janet Potter has been at
Ashbourne, Pa., since September, and will
continue her visit there until her aunt,
Miss Thomazine Potter, returns from Eu-
—Dr., and Mrs. 8. M. Nissley will go out
to Mrs. Nissley’s former home at McKees-
port for an over Sunday visit, and from
there will go in to Pittsburgh for the game
—Mrs. Annie Swartz Caswell was an
over night guest last night of her cousin,
Mrs. M. A. Kirk, stopping in Bellefonte en-
route home to Coatesville, from a visit with
her brother, Edgar Swartz, at Punxsu-
—C. D. Casebeer returned on Monday
evening from his trip to Florida, having
come by boat to Philadelphia where he
arrived on Sunday evening. Viewing the
sunny south from his standpoint he is not
any more favorably impressed with F'lor-
ida than he was with California.
Important Interstate Commerce Hear-
ing in Bellefonte.
All day Monday and Tuesday ex-
aminer Copenhaver, of Washington,
D. C., representing the federal Inter-
state Commerce Commission held
hearings in the arbitration room in the
court house here.
The case was one of complaint by
the Chemical and Centre County Lime
companies of this place and nineteen
business men and business enterprises
of State College, jointly, against the
Pennsylvania R. R. Co.
The complainants were represented
by T. D. Geoghegan, commerce ex-
pert, and Mason Manghum, attorney,
of Washington, D. C.
The Pennsylvania Company was
represented by Messrs. Carbine and
Daley, traffic experts, and Mr. Fletch-
The object of the bill of complaint
is to have the P. R. R. Co’s flat Belle-
fonte rate apply to deliveries to all
points on the Bellefonte Central. If
it is granted by the Commission it will
revolutionize freight rates to State
College and intermediate points on all
shipments originating or handled by
148 railroad lines in the country.
It was brought out at the hearing
that freight originating in the west is
delivered to Portland, Oregon, and to
Tampa, Florida, cheaper than it is to
State College. Most of this apparent
discrimination has been due to a car
charge by the Bellefonte Central
which its outlet, the Pennsylvania,
will not absorb either as a whole or in
Philadelphia Negro Electrocuted.
William Lyons, negro, of Philadel-
phia, thirty-seven years old, was elec-
trocuted at the Rockview penitentiary
on Monday morning for the murder of
Rex Humphreys, another negro, in
that city in January, 1924. Lyons
was separated from his wife and
Humphreys interfered when the for-
mer attempted to force his attentions
upon his unwilling spouse, with the
result that Lyons shot him. Before
going to the chair on Monday morn-
ing he confessed his guilt. His body
was claimed and was sent to Philadei-
phia for burial.
Ward—Hahn.—Paul Cameron Ward
and Miss Anna Mary Hahn, of Altoo-
na, were married in the Presbyterian
church in Altoona at 10 o’clock on
Wednesday morning, by Rev. R. M.
Campbell. A wedding breakfast was
served at the bride’s home following
the ceremony after which the young
couple left on a wedding trip east.
The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Ward, of Baileyville, is a
world war veteran and is now in bus-
iness in Tyrone, where the young
couple will make their home.
tre tine fA see ees.
——Wahile in the act of cleaning out
a clogged ensilage cutter on his fath-
er-in-law’s farm, near Tusseyville, on
Monday afternoon, Charles Smith, son
of J. Frank Smith, of Bellefonte, al-
lowed his left foot to come in contact
with the knives and had three of his
toes cut off. When the cutter became
clogged Mr. Smith called to the man
in charge of the tractor to release the
clutch, but the man failed to under-
stand him and did not do so. The re-
sult was that Mr. Smith’s foot slipped
and came in contact with the knives.
He was brought to the Centre County
hospital where the injured foot was
given surgical attention.
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——=School teachers, reserve rooms
for institute at Brockerhoff house.
Bellefonte Grain Markets.
Corrected Weekly by C. Y. Wagner & Co.
Wheat - - - - - = $1.40
Oats = wile eww 35
Bye =~ =~ = = = 1.00
Corn - - - - - - 00
Barley - - - - - - 90
Buckwheat - - - - - 1.00