Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, December 11, 1925, Image 4

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    “Bellefonte, Pa., December 11, 1925.
¥. GRAY MEEK, Editor
S— ———
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Five Members Attend Brief Meeting
of Borough Council.
Just five members were present at
the regular meeting of borough coun-
cil, on Monday evening. Stewart Hoy,
of north Thomas street, appeared in
person and entered a complaint
against one or more families living in
that vicinity making the alley in the
rear of his property a dumping place
for ashes, tin cans and other refuse.
The matter was referred to the bor-
ough manager and Nuisance commit-
A written complaint was received
from W. R. Shope regarding the de-
plorable condition of south Thomas
and Potter streets, and requesting
that they be temporarily improved for
the winter and next summer be per-
manently rebuilt. Referred to the
Street committee.
The Street committee reported
cleaning catch basins and sewers and
various repairs on several streets.
The Water committee reported com-
pletion of water line on Halfmoon hill
and digging ditch on north Water
street. The committee also reported
the collection of $30 on the 1923 water
tax, $104.50 on the 1924 tax and $8.00
for junk.
The Finance committee reported
that the borough treasurer has ar-
ranged to pay off notes aggregating
$5,400 and requested the renewal of
notes totaling $9,630.
Mr. Cunningham reported that the
Fire and Police committee had been
in consultation with F. L. Richards,
manager of the Bell Telephone com-
pany, and he unhesitatingly declared
that he would co-operate with the bor-
ough authorities in every way possi-
ble to facilitate the sending in of
alarms in the event of fires. Mr.
Cunningham gave it as his opinion
that the present alarm is not what
Bellefonte needs or should have, and
the committee was instructed to make
inquiry as to a better system.
Bills to the amount of almost
$5,900 were approved for payment
after which council adjourned.
Methodist Home, in ‘Tyrone, Acquires
Additional Property.
The trustees for the Methodist home
for the aged, im Tyrone, have pur-
chased another property on Lincoln
avenue, between Ninth and Tenth
streets, which abuts on the present
home property and gives a solid plot
of ground between Washington and
Lincoln avenues.
Deed for the property has been re-
ceived from J. W. Walk at a cost of
$8,000. On the lot there is a good
dwelling house, which as soon as Pos-
session will be given, will be used as a
residence for employees of the home.
This will release a number of rooms
in the present building and enable the
admission as guests of a number of
applicants who are on the waiting list.
It will not, however, make it possi-
ble to clear the waiting list and it is
probable, as soon as another addition
can be financed, possibly in the course
of a few years, the facilities of the
home will be enlarged.
A gift of $5,000 from one of Cen-
tral Pennsylvania’s philanthropic
Methodists made possible the purchase
of this plot. The balance has been
collected by the Rev. C. W. Karns, D.
D., who was recently assigned to that
work by conference authorities.
American Legion Elects Officers.
At a regular meeting of the Brooks-
Doll post of the American Legion,
held in their building on east Howard
street on Monday evening, the follow-
ing officers were elected and installed
for the ensuing year:
Commander—Harry Dunlap.
Vice Com.—Clarence Williams.
Secretary—Charles Eckenroth.
Treasurer—Robert T. Willard.
Historian—Francis Crawford.
Sergeants at Arms—Capt. Herbert
Miller and Edward Shirk.
Executive Committee—A. L. Me-
Ginley Jr., Gideon Payne, Samuel D.
Rhinesmith, John Saylor and Ebon
The members also decided to make
a number of changes and improve-
ments in the building which it is hoped
will result in a better attendance of
all members.
In compliance with action taken
by the Associated Business Men of
Bellefonte all the stores in town will
remain open evenings from Monday,
December 14th, to Christmas to ac-
commodate holiday shoppers. Out of
town people who are desirous of shop-
ping in Bellefonte can do so any even-
ing in the week.
FRIEZE.—Israel Frieze, a native of
Centre county, died on Friday of last
week at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. J. P. Sliker, in Juniata, as the re-
sult of general debility.
He was born at Hecla, Centre coun-
ty, on May 10th, 1840, hence was past
eighty-five years of age. When a
young man he went to Clearfield coun-
ty and was located at Curwensville at
the outbreak of the Civil war. He
promptly enlisted in the First Penn-
sylvania Rifles, later known as the fa-
mous Bucktail regiment, participating
in some of the hardest battles of the
Virginia campaign and finally being
mustered out of service because of dis-
ability caused by various wounds in
battle. His life since had been spent
in Centre, Clearfield and Blair coun-
His wife died several years ago but
surviving him are two sons and three
daughters, F. E. and F. A. Frieze, of
Turtle Creek; Mrs. B. F. Bradley, of
Allentown; Mrs. Harry Charles, of
Milesburg, and Mrs. J. P. Sliker, of
The remains were brought to Miles-
burg where funeral services were held
in the Baptist church on Sunday and
burial made in the Advent cemetery.
HEATON. Mr. Sarah E. Heaton,
wife of Howard Heaton, died at her
home at Milesburg on Monday even-
ing following a lingering illness. She
was a daughter of Daniel and Sarah
Malone and was born in Milesburg
fifty-seven years ago. In addition to
her husband she is survived by the fol-
lowing children: Fred Heaton, of Ju-
niata; Mrs. Marcelle Fetzer, of Glen
Campbell; Mrs. Donald Snyder, Mrs.
Blaine Port and Mrs. Niles Davis, of
Bellefonte, and Allen Heaton, at home.
She also leaves these brothers and sis-
ters: Mrs. Seaman and Miss Eliz-
abeth Malone, of Harrisburg; Miss
Kathryn Malone, of Birmingham,
Ala.; Mrs. William Woomer, of Pit-
cairn; Mrs. Austin Fetzer and Thom-
as Malone, of Milesburg; William, of
Lewistown; Fred, of Coburn, and Ed-
ward, of California. Burial was made
in the Treziyulny cemetery yesterday
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LONGWELL.—S. Linn Longwell,
a member of an old and well known
Bellefonte family, died at his home in
Erie last Friday as the result of
cardiac muscle.
He was a son of William Hamilton
and Anna Marshall Longwell and was
born in Bellefonte sixty-six years ago.
He was educated in the Bellefonte
public schools and as a young man
engaged in the work of a traveling
salesman. During the past ten or a
dozen years he had been in the employ
of the General Electric company, at
Erie, a position he held until his last
illness. He never married and his
only immediate survivor is one sister,
Miss Elizabeth Longwell, now of
Washington, D. C.
The remains were brought to Belle-
fonte on the 3:08 p.m. train, on Mon-
day, and taken direct to the Union
cemetery for burial, Rev. W. C.
Thompson, officiating.
Theft of Christmas Trees Carries
Severe Penalty.
The Christmas season always brings
with it a demand for Christmas irees,
greens and shrubs, and many law
abiding citizens have been accustomed
to going out in the forest and thought-
lessly helping themselves, without the
owner’s consent.
Continuance of this practice, in the
future, may get the individual into
considerable difficulty; because he will
be a violator of a recently enacted law
for the protection of trees and wood-
lands, which carries a severe penalty.
An excerpt of this law follows:
If any person shall wilfully or ma-
liciously cut bark from, or cut down,
injure, destroy, or remove a tree or
trees, shrub or shrubs, or parts there-
of, growing or standing upon the land
of another, without the consent of the
owner; such person on conviction
thereof in a summary proceeding be-
fore any justice of the peace, shall be
sentenced to pay a fine of not less than
$25.00 and costs of prosecution for
each such tree or shrub or part there-
of cut, injured, destroyed, removed, or
from which bark has been cut; and in
default of the payment of said fine
and costs shall be imprisoned in the
county jail one day for each dollar of
fine and costs unpaid.
One-half of any fine collected under
the provisions of this act shall be paid
by the justice of the peace to the per-
son or persons furnishing the infor-
mation upon which the prosecution
was instituted.
Any owner of any such trees or
shrubs, his, her, or its agent, em-
ployee, or lessee, or any constable or
police officer is authorized to arrest
without warrant any person found vi-
olating this law. Arrest may be
made on any day including Sunday.
——New type Junior metal floor
lamps, complete with shade, $11.50, at
W. R. Brachbill’s. 49-1
Nittany Mountain Road to be Thrown
Open December 16th.
Mr. N. A. Staples, district engineer
of the State Highway Department,
authorizes the statement that the new
highway from Pleasant Gap to Centre
Hall will be thrown open for travel
on Wednesday, December 16th. That
will be Wednesday of next week and
there will be every likelihood that res-
idents of Pennsvalley as well as the
public generally will appreciate the
opening of the road and make good
use of it in the nine days intervening
before Christmas.
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——Buy him a smoker’s stand or
cabinet, $1.00 to $21.—Brachbill’s Fur-
niture Store. 49-1t
Associated Business Men Discuss
Telephones, Markets, Etc.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Associated Business Men of Belle-
fonte was held at the Brockerhoff
house on Monday evening. The ques-
tion of all stores keeping open even-
ings from December 14th to Christ-
mas to accommodate the shopping
trade was discussed and endorsed as
the right thing to do.
The question of the consolidation of
the two telephone systems was dis-
cussed, and members didn’t think it
would be exactly fair to them to be
compelled to keep the two phones for
an indefinite time after the first of the
year when the entire system will be
under the one management. A com-
mittee was therefore appointed to take
the matter up with the Bell company
officials and they had a conference
with manager F. L. Richards on Tues-
day morning. He gave the commitiee
assurance that the change in the serv-
ice will be made as soon after the first
of February as possible.
The curb market of the past sum-
mer was discussed and it was unani-
mously voted that it had proven a suc-
cess. In the opinion of the merchants
the market should be continued every
Wednesday and Saturday as long as
the farmers have produce to bring in.
On motion John B. Payne was re-ap-
pointed as head of the market for the
ensuing year, and he stated that he
had plans for a few changes which he
believed would result in a bigger and
better market next summer. He con-
templates having a meeting of all
market-men in the near future at
which time the proposed plans and
changes will be discussed.
Thanksgiving Donations to Centre
County Hospital.
The Thanksgiving donations to the
Centre County hospital have been
checked up and, while not as large as
in former years, were very thankfully
received. The following donations
were from Bellefonte residents:
21 heads cabbage, 5 bushel potatoes, 13}
bushel apples, 120 glasses jelly, 11% dozen
grapefruit, 5 quarts apricots, 20 quarts
peaches, 14 quarts plums, 5 quarts apple-
sauce, 19 quarts peas, 5 quarts huckleber-
ries, 53 quarts tomatoes, 16 quarts peas, 15
quarts beans, 22 quarts pineapple, 22
quarts corn, 30 quarts cherries, 1 can soup,
7 boxes corn flakes, 7 boxes shredded
wheat, ¥ boxes cornstarch.
2 boxes junket, 3 boxes puffed rice, 4
boxes raisins, 1 box cream of wheat, 1 box
puffed wheat, 1 pound dried corn, 11 bars
soap, 5 boxes minute tapioca, 1 can bak-
ing powder, 5 bottles catsup, 8 jars pick-
les, 1 ean Dutch cleanser, 8 cans pumpkin,
2 jars grapefruit, 2 quart raspberries, 1
quart crabapple, 2 quart strawberries, 2
cans salmon, 1 quart elderberries, 1 quart
1 quart fruit salad, 2 bexes jello, 1 cake
chocolate, 3 pounds cocoa, 33 pounds su-
gar, 1 pound squash, 28 pounds rice, 6
pounds coffee, 4 beets, 4 quarts spinnach,
214 quarts grape juice, 2 cans fish roe, 1,
peck peas, 1 pound prumes, 1 quart rhua-
barb, £ quart beets, 2 jars of whole wheat,
% bushel onions, 3 sheets, 4 pillow cases,
1 bed pan, 1 urinal, $14.50 in cash.
The Woman’s club of Howard sent
in the following donation taken up in
that town:
3 pounds carrots, 3 pounds beets, 3
pounds turnips, 2 cans peas, 3 boxes noo-
dles, 1 box mether’s oats, 4 quarts toma-
toes, 2 quarts pears, 4 glasses Jelly, 2
quarts spiced cucumbers, 2 quarts plums,
2 quarts beets, 2 quarts huckleberries, 2
quarts cherries, 1% quart beans, 3 pints
chow-chow, 14 pound cocoa, 1 quart peach-
es, 1 pound rice, 1 pound lima beans, 1 box
Post toasties, 2 pounds sugar, 8 heads cab-
bage, 1 box jello.
——Reserve your Hoosier kitchen
cabinet for X-mas delivery now.—
W. R. Brachbill, licensed agency. 49-1t
——The power of the press and its
potential force in advertising was
never more strikingly exemplified
than in the case of Red Grange. Less
than two months ago he was merely
an ice man playing football at Illinois
University. Then he invaded the
east and almost single-handed licked
the University of Pennsylvania.
Sports writers everywhere proceeded
to proclaim him a phenomenon. A
smart advertising manager in Chica-
go saw the opportunity to capitalize
on Red’s luckily won reputation. To-
day he has upwards of one hundred
thousand simoleums in his sock and
almost half a million in sight. We're
willing to give fifty per cent. commis-
sion to the man who can turn the same
trick for us.
——The Keystone Power corpora-
tion this week received the standards
and lights which will surmount the
five stone pillars of the new wall sur-
rounding the big spring and are now
at work putting them up. The lights
will be a little over nine feet above
the pavement and should light up the
spring and that section of south Wa-
ter street more efficiently than ever
——The commercial department of
the Bellefonte High school will con-
duct one of its popular dances in the
High school building, Saturday even-
ing, December 12th, at 8 o’clock. The
alumni of the school are especially
urged to attend.
——VYesterday we had a real touch
of wintry weather, minus snow, but as
this is well along toward the middle
of December we can’t expect summer-
like weather, although it is supposed
to be warmer the end of the week.
Last year the early part of December
was quite cold and snowy.
——Thirty inch wide brown mahog-
any finished spipet desks, $16.90, at
W. R. Brachbill’s, 49-1t
| ——Send him or her a practical
| Christmas gift. The “Watchman”
| would be one of that kind.
Up to this time it has not been
definitely decided whether Bellefonte
will have a community tree for Christ-
mas or not.
——A baby clinic will be held in
the Baptist church at Milesburg in
the afternoon of Monday, December
14th. Parents are urged to take their
children for examination.
——The young people of Centre
county must be spending all their
money for Christmas presents this
year as not a marriage license was
issued by register Harry Rossman
during the past week.
——Only a fair sized audience at-
tended the annual memorial services
of the Bellefonte Lodge of Elks, held
in Petrikin hall on Sunday afternoon.
Hon. Samuel Hare, of Altona, was
originally scheduled to deliver the ad-
dress but he was suddenly taken ill
and Rev. Dr. A. M. Schmidt, of Belle-
fonte, was the speaker. Though not
a member of the order Dr. Schmidt
made a very impressive and interest-
ing talk.
ttt tent eden mt
increased to eight a fortnight ago
when three children by the name of
Rote, from Tyrone, were admitted.
Their father left home a number of
years ago and has not been heard of
since and when the children were
brought to the orphanage their moth-
er was lying at the point of death.
She passed away last week and on
Thursday the three little orphans were
taken to Tyrone to attend their moth-
er’s funeral.
——A public health committee has
been organized in Milesburg and is
now conducting the tuberculosis
Christmas seal sale. From the pro-
ceeds of the former sales, they have
twice had the dental hygienist in the
schools and the past year paid a nurse
to do all the follow-up after medical
inspection in Boggs township. Miles-
burg is certainly establishing a prece-
dent that other places in the county
might well follow! The Well Baby
clinic there, notice of which appears
elsewhere, is to be a regular thing
hereafter as Miss Ethel Campbell,
State nurse, is arranging to have one
the first Monday in every month.
Noted Clergyman and Lecturer Dies
in Philadelphia.
The Rev. Dr. Russell H. Conwell,
renowned Baptist clergyman, founder
and president of Temple University,
Philadelphia; lecturer, author and
philanthropist, died in that city early
on Sunday after a long illness. Con-
scious until the end, Dr. Conwell bade
goodbye to his daughter, Mrs. Anna
Tuttel and several close friends who
had been summoned to his bedside and
then passed quietly away. He was 82
years old.
Dr. Conwell had been in failing
health for more than a year. About
ten weeks ago he was operated upon
for cancer of the bladder. For a time
he appeared to be growing stronger
and hope for his recovery was held
out. He took a turn for the worse
and died at 2:05 a. m. Sunday. His
only son, Leon Conwell, mayor-elect
of Somerville, Mass., and editor of the
Somerville Journal, was unable to
reach his bedside before death came.
Although Dr. Conwell had earned
more than $11,000,000 on the lecture
platform he is believed to have died
almost penniless, having given all
his earnings to charity. Only recent-
ly he mortgaged his home and used
the money for improvements at the
Samaritan hospital, of which he was
the founder. He also was the founder
of Garretson hospital in Philadelphia,
and had been a large contributor to
both institutions.
Dr. Conwell was said to have ad-
dressed more people as a public speak-
er than any contemporary. He mem-
orized twenty-eight lectures, all of
which he gave without notes and had
delivered his famous lecture “Acres of
Diamonds,” 6,152 times, the first time
when he was sixteen years old. He
delivered this lecture before the teach-
ers’ institute in Bellefonte almost for-
ty years ago. He was the author of
many books, mostly biographies, sto-
ries and travels.
Santa Approves a Christmas Gift.
Santa Claus has been down a great
many chimneys since he started busi-
ness, and he is intimately acquainted
with a large number of people. He
knows that the best kinds of gifts are
those which please the whole family,
and which bring the excitement and
enjoyment of Christmas every week.
That is why he looks so jolly when he
receives hundreds of subscriptions to
The Youth’s Companion with which to
fill his pack. And, being wise from
long experience, he knows that people
are likely to overdo things around
Christmas, so he chuckles when he
sticks a Companion into the top of a
stocking. “Be as greedy as you like,”
he thinks, “the more, the better for
y The 52 issues of The Youth’s Com-
panion for 1926 will be crowded with
serial stories, short stories, editorials,
poetry, facts, and fun. Just send your
order to the address below and Santa
will take care of delivering the paper
to your home or to the home of a
friend. Subscribers will receive:
1. The Youth’s Companion—52. is-
sues in 1926, and
2. The remaining issues of 1925.
All for only $2.
3. Or include McCall’s Magazine,
the monthly authority on fashions.
Both publications, only $2.50.
S. N. Dept., Boston, Mass.
——Get the Watchman if you want
the local news.
-The number of children at the ;
Pruner orphanage in Bellefonte was |
December 5, 1925.
Bellefonte, Pa.
My Dear Mr. Meek: —
“Well, we’ve heard Paul Whiteman
and his band. Individually we believe
them to be artists, but collectively—
our candid opinion is that they are an
abomination when they devote such
talent to interpretation of music abso-
lutely void of either theme or rythm.”
The above you will recognize as an
item that appeared in the December
4, 1925, issue of the “Watchman” un-
der the column headed “Ink Slings.”
You, being a capable editor for
many years, can realize the power of
the press in influencing the public
opinion of any community. From the
article which is stated above many
persons will be prejudiced against
Whiteman, and conclude that his ef-
previously formed their opinions re-
garding his talent by having heard his
band or by having read the many ar-
ticles of commendation of his work,
written by eminent musical critics.
The purpose of this letter is not to in-
crease the host of friends Whiteman
has made, but to sway the public opin-
inion in this particular community in
favor with Whiteman’s work, so that
in case he should ever contemplate a
return engagement in this part of the
State, he will find a favorable atti-
tude assumed by the public in gen-
It is true that in the years 1918—
1920 when this so-called “jazz” was in
its infancy, it was devoid of musical
sense or rythm. This was due primar-
lily to the fact that each musician in
| an orchestra improvised his own ideas
of music, without any consideration of
real musical interpretation and mean-
ing. Whiteman, in organizing his first
orchestra, was quick to realize the
worthlessness of this new type of mu-
sic, due to his previous training un-
der leaders of prominent orchestras.
We, together with many others be-
.{ lieve that Whiteman has made this
particular type of music worthy of the
utmost efforts of the musical talent of
the country to develop it to its Uto-
pian stage.
It is even the opinion of many for-
eign musical critics that this will be-
come America’s contribution to the
world of music.
A little research will show that
many very worthy compositions were
played at the concert referred to, and
also at other concerts attended by the
writers of this letter.
A few of the compositions and their
noted composers are herewith men-
| tioned:
| Cog d’or (Hymn of the Sun)
, Rimsky Korsakow
| Pop and Circumstance
| Adoration
| Clianon Indone (Song of India)
Rimsky Korsakow
Caprice Vionnois Fritz Kreisler
It must be recognized that such
composers as these are immortal. Per-
haps you may maintain that an or-
chestra of this kind would defile such
compositions as are mentioned, but
is it not creating an interest in the
classics which the public at large here-
tofore has avoided as boresome?
In conclusion, while giving all re-
would abvocate that you reconsider
the value of this type of music as
played by Mr. Whiteman, and that you
reflect your unprejudiced views on
this matter in the manner and spirit
of Kipling—who writes:
“If you can lose, and start again at your
beginning J
And never breathe a word about your loss”
Respectfully yours,
But Spanish Writer Believes Pavlowa
Closer to Primitive Than Jazz.
Expressing his thoughts regarding
Jazz and dances, after seeing Pavlowa
perform, Ibanez, the Spanish author
who has been in the public eye so
much recently through his criticism
of the King of Spain, states that jazz
came after the collapse of the third
civilization, when men reverted tc
the jungle. The dance called classic,
interpreted happiness born of the ab.
sence of evil on earth. Man then
fell for the second time to lower
depths of bestiality. His dance was
an interpretation of passion and sin
which inspired him in his lower life.
To quote the correspondent of the
New York World, Ibanez remarks:
“Today this same dance has return-
ed to us via the jungle. We call it
jazz. Unthinking critics have called
it the original plastic emotion. But
to any student of poetry creation
there can be no doubt but that the
dance that expressed the emotions of
the virgin Eve is more nearly dupli-
cated by Pavlowa.”
Real Estate Transfers.
Francis Zerby to A. P. Burrell, tract
in Gregg township; $25.
James Houser, et ux, to A. P. Bur-
rell, tract in Gregg township; $15.
Margaret H. Brown, et al, to Toney
Bcnkowsky, tract in Bellefonte;
G. C. Lykens, et ux, to A. Clyde
Smith, tract in Bellefonte; $1,800.
Hanna B. Smith, et bar, to Miriam
Smith, tract in Bellefonte; $1,200.
Miriam L. Smith to A. Clyde Smith,
et ux, tract in Bellefonte; $1,200.
L. H. Munson, sheriff, to Margery
Si Leh, tract in Spring township;
Bellefonte Cemetery Association to
iz A. Garman, tract in Bellefonte;
A Satisfied Customer.
Salesman—This is the type of wash-
ing-machine that pays for itself, sir.
Prospect—Well, as soon as it has
done that you can have it delivered at
my home.
——Former soldiers of Canada who
have been established on farms of
their own, number 30,604.
TE —
forts are misdirected, unless they have |
A Boyhood Memory of the Hon.
Henry Meyer.
Altoona, Pa., Dec. 7, 1925.
Democratic Watchman:
Reading the good things said in
your last issue of the late Hon. Henry
Meyer tempts me to pen a few remin-
iscent lines.
When a small boy I looked forward
to his visits in his capacity as County
Superintendent to the Black Oak
school, in Huston township. The
school house was located on our
farm and my father having been a di-
rector it was quite natural that Mr.
Meyer should stop with us during his
periodical visits,
When about twelve years old it fell
to my lot to take him with our horse
and buggy or sleigh out over the Al-
leghenies to visit the schools of Rush
township and Philipsburg. The first
stop was at the Beaver Mills school,
discontinued many years ago. Then
to Bilger’s and on to Philipsburg,
where we stopped at the Lloyd house
for dinner. After the meal, which
was a great treat to a farmer boy, I
would drive back home alone.
I looked forward with great antici-
pation to these trips, for young as I
was the splendid character of the man
won and impressed me in a way that
I never fully comprehended until more
mature years revealed the real mean-
ing of it all.
After he retired from his office I did
not come in contact with him until I
became a candidate for sheriff of the
county, in 1896. Then I found him the
same dignified, refined, kindly gentle-
man I had idealized in boyhood..
After I retired from office a quarter
of a century lapsed before I saw him
It was on a Sunday afternoon, last:
summer. I had driven to Millheim to
see my old friend W. F. Smith. While:
there he, Fred Hosterman and I decid-
ed to take a drive through Brush Val-
ley and as we entered Rebersburg the
thought occurred to me that I might
be fortunate enough to see my old
friend again. As we approached his
house I noticed him sitting out on the
lawn and as I went to greet him he
hesitated only a moment before ex-
claiming: “Oh, Sheriff, and the boy
who used to haul me over the Alle-
He was nearing his eighty-fifth
birthday then but his mind was so
clear that he mentioned names of the
teachers of the schools we had visited
together half a century before. Too
much could not be said of the Hon.
Henry Meyer. He was surely a chris-
tian gentleman and to know him was
to love him.
I ee ees.
Hand woven genuine reed fern-
eries, assorted two tone finishes, com-
plete with metal pans, special price
$6.35.—Brachbill’s Furniture Store.
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Yeager’s Tiny Boot Shop.
To My Friends:
It gives me much pleasure to inform
| you, that by the time this paper
reaches you I will have opened ass
manager, Yeager’s Tiny Boot Shop,.
i located on High street, between the.
spect to your personal opinion, we | new Richelieu theatre and Beezer’s.
meat market. This is perhaps the:
smallest store of its kind in. Pennsyl--
vania. The size of the room is 9x22:
feet, large enough for my special.
I am known personally to almost:
every shoe buyer in this locality, as I.
have been in the shoe business in
Bellefonte for over twenty-five years,
in another location. I have an object
in doing business in such a small
Space and under some inconvenience
to the public. This is done in order
to keep down the overhead expense.
that large stores have. In this way L
will be able to sell you shoes for very’
much less than the actual value, My
total expense for operating this store:
for a day will be less than seventy-
five cents. This includes rent, heat
and light. My object is to do a vol-
ume of business at a very small prof-
it, and try and sell two hundred pairs
of shoes every week at 50 cents a pair
profit, in place of selling fifty pairs at
$2.50 profit. IfI am abie to do this
it will be a better business than op-
erating a large store with a large
overhead expense.
I will handle just two lines of shoes,
nothing else in the shoe line. There-
fore I have selected to the very best
of my knowledge of the shoe business
two of the best lines of men’s and
women’s shoes in the United States:
that have a retail value of from $6.00.
to $8.00 per pair. All of these shoes.
will be sold at $4.85 per pair. This.
will be the highest price shoe in the.
store. At $4.85 per pair I will be able
to give the public the very best shoes, ,
made of the very best leather that the
leather market produces. This is only -
made possible by the very low cost of
operating this store. will Have.
about twenty styles each for men and
women, in all sizes, and with my
knowledge of the shoe business you ,
may depend on being fitted properly.
In conclusion I wish to say that the»
merits of this new store will not be
Just on my side. You will not only be .
doing me a kindness in purchasing :
your shoes at this store; you will be .
doing yourself justice in being able to ,
save at the very least $1.15 to $3.00
on a pair. I am going to ask you to
try to do your purchasing at this ,
store during the day time. If you put
it off until Saturday night, as most
persons do, you will not be able to get
in the store, as it only holds about six -
people at one time. I will be pleased
to welcome all of my old customers
and many new ones. I will give you |
my very best service for such a finy
store, and guarantee to you personally -
that no such values have ever been 2
given in the United States, as I will
be able to give you, due absolutely to .
the very low cost of operation. Please
remember there will be only two kinds |
of shoes, men’s and women’s, and the .
price will be $4.85 per. pair.
H. C.-Yeager, Manager. .
The gift she will love, a Ten- -
nessee cedar chest, $13.50 to: $48.00.
W. R. Brachbill’s Furniture Store.