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Bellefonte, Pa., July 9, 1926.
NEWS ABOUT TOWN AND COUNTY.
The summer session for school
teachers at State College opened on
Tuesday with an attendance approx-
imating two thousand.
——Just seventy-six applicants for
driver’s licenses appeared before the
highway patrol in Bellefonte on Wed-
nesday for examination, sixty-six of
John Byda, alias Stanley Ziu-
woz, of Philadelphia county, made his
escape from the Rockview peniten-
tiary on Saturday night, some time
between dusk and the final roll call.
He was serving a term of five to seven
Bellefonte is to have a carnival
the week of July 19th. It will be
Smith’s greater shows and will hold
forth on the east Bishop street
grounds. The advance man was in
Bellefonte last week to make arrange-
A number of people who left
their cars and trucks parked on Belle-
fonte streets, within the prohibited
zone, on Monday night, found a tag on
the wheel on Tuesday morning with a
notice to pay the burgess a fine of two
E. P. Volgenan, of Washington,
D. C., life saving representative of the
National Red Cross, will be in Belle-
fonte July 21st, 22nd and 23rd, to give
exhibitions at the Hughes swimming
pool and at McCoys dam, in life sav-
ing, first aid and water safety.
Nineteen trucks, cars and
wagens were lined up at the curb
market, on Saturday morning, and a
big variety of berries and seasonable
produce of all kinds were offered for
sale. The market has been well pa-
tronized every morning it is open. *
Inspectors are now making
their rounds inspecting the electric
meters of the Keystone Power corpo-
ration. As there are about five thous-
and meters in service in the Centre
county district, and it takes about an
hour’s time to inspect each meter, to
go over them all is no small jab.
——J. T. Storch drove out to Wilk-
insburg on Monday morning in one of
the Emerick motor busses and
brought to Centre county twenty-five
Campfire girls, members of Camp
Arrow, who he took down to the
Woodward Narrows where they will
camp until the 19th of August.
The American Lime and Stone
company has reserved Hecla park for
the afternoon and evening of Satur-
day, July 17, when it will hold its
annual basket picnic. Employees,
their families and friends are invited
to attend. Entertainment will be pro-
vided—a field meet for the children
and a base ball game being the fea-
At a meeting of the board of
directors of the Presbyterian home, at
Hollidaysburg, last Wednesday, it was
decided to admit five more women,
which will make a total of twenty-
four guests. This will leave just
three furnished and unoccupied rooms.
The board hopes to be able to start
work on building an addition to the
present home in the near future.
The Howard High school has
been advanced from the second to a
first class High school which natur-
ally increases the course from three
to four years, according to an an-
nouncement from the State Depart-
ment of Public Instruction. This
places it in a class with Bellefonte,
State College, Philipsburg and Mili-
heim, making five first class High
schools in the county.
—Enroute to the American Lime
and Stone Co. fire early Monday
morning, John Kane was thrown from
the Undine squad truck and suffered
one broken and two fractured ribs, in
addition to painful bruises. The truck
had returned from the scene of the fire
for more apparatus and was going
back - when the accident occurred on
Spring street near the intersection of
Lamb. Mr. Kane was hurled clear
across the street when the truck made
a sudden and unexpected lurch. There
were only two firemen and the driver,
Ralph Moerschbacher, on it at the
The outstanding social event of
the week, was the surprise party given
Frank Beezer, Tuesday night, at his
home in Spring township, in celebra-
tion of his fifty-seventh birthday.
Originated by Mr. Beezer’s family and
that of W. N. Fishburn everything
in the way of refreshments and enter-
taimnent was arranged for its suc-
cess and the pleasure of the guests, a
list of whom follows: Mr. and Mrs.
John Gross and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Malcolm Musser, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Wetzel and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Wetzel and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Eply White and Mrs. John
White, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoy and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Al Harter and
family, Robert Harter and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Clayton Royer, Mrs. Philip
Beezer and son Arthur, Mrs. Louise
Rishel and Miss Kathryn Gessner,
Joseph, Martha and Ben Beezer, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Beezer and daughter,
Martha, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gross
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Kustaborder and family, Mr. and Mrs.
John Garis and son Carl, Mr. and Mrs.
Christ Beezer, Mr. and Mrs. W. N.
Fishburn and family, Ferd Beezer,
Gwendolyn Aikey, Philip Whitcraft,
John and Edward Benson, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Beezer and family.
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA.. JULY 9. 1926.
A QUIET CELEBRATION.
Several Bad Accidents Mar Pleasure
of the Day.
One hundred and fifty years ago on
Monday our forefathers signed the
Declaration of Independence. In Phil-
adelphia President Coolidge was the
big attraction at the Sesqui-Centennial
in celebration of the event, while the
small boy with his toy pistol was
about the only noisemaker in Belle-
fonte who persisted in having a good
time. Otherwise the day was as quiet
as the hallowed Sabbath.
Of course, most Bellefonters went
to Hecla park to spend the day with
the Logan fire company, at their an-
nual picnic, which was spoiled to a
great extent by the rain which fell
during the day, and which descended
in torrents during the evening. The
wet weather prevented the playing of
the league ball game between Belle-
fonte and Williamsport P. R. R., and
of course put an end to all the out-
Fortunately the company had taken
out the usual amount of rain insur-
ance, and as sufficient rain fell to
make the insurance good it helped out
a lot with what the company lost
otherwise, so that they anticipated
making a few hundred dollars when
all the bills are paid.
A few motor accidents were re-
ported but the only person injured so
far as could be learned was Walter
Miller, 21 year old son of Alfred Mil-
ler, of Marsh Creek, whose car skid-
ded on the highway near Howard
and smashed into a telephone pole.
The young man was badly cut about
the face and head and was at first
believed to be injured internally. He
was brought to the Centre County
hospital and his condition yesterday
was enough improved to warrant the
belief that his injuries are not as
serious as it was first thought they
Charles Bachman, nine year old
son of Mr. and Ms. Wilbur J. Bach-
man, who live down at Pleasant
View, was-a wictim of the Fourth’s
celebration. He in some way got
hold of 2 quantity of powder which he
was burning when his clothing caught
fire and he was terribly burned from
his feet to his head before the flames
could be extinguished. He was rushed
to the Centre County hospital where
everything is being done for him.
While his burns were not quite so
painful yesterday he is still regarded
in a serious condition.
Curtis Barnhart, 29 years old, of
Greensburg, may lose the sight of his
right eye as the result of celebrating
the Fourth. He was visiting relatives
at Colyer, Centre county, and with
others was engaged in placing large
firecrackers under a stone then put-
ting them off. An explosion of one of
the crackers threw a good sized stone
which struck Barnhart on the right
eye. He was brought to the Centre
County hospital but after his eye was
dressed was taken on the next train
to an eye specialist in Pittsburgh.
Dates for Visit of State Health and
The coming to Centre county of the
Stote health and dental car will mark
an additional era in the State’s pro-
gram for the care of the health of the
children of pre-school age. The car
will be in charge of State doctors and
nurses, dentists and hygienists, and
every mother is urged to take her
children to the car at the point most
convenient to her home. Following
are the towns and dates for the
itinerary of the car and the hours
will be from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m., unless
Philipsburg, July 12th and 13th.
S. Philipsburg, July 14th, 9 to 12 o'clock.
N. Philipsburg, July 14th, 2 to 5 p. m.
Osceola Mills, July 16th and 19th.
Sandy Ridge, July 20th.
Port Matilda, July 21st.
Unionville, July 22nd.
Milesburg, July 23rd.
Snow Shoe, July 26th.
Howard, July 27th.
Bellefonte, July 28th and from 9 a.
to 12 m. on July 29th.
Hublersburg, July 29th, 2 to 5 p. m.
Pleasant Gap, July 30th
Boalsburg, August 2nd.
State College, August 3rd and 4th.
Centre Hall, August 3rd and 4th.
Spring Mills, August 5th, 2 to 5 p. m.
Millheim, August 6th, 9 to 12.
Rebersburg, August 6th, 2 to 5.
Bellefonte Players Out of Luck.
The Bellefonte ball club has been
playing out of luck during the past
week. Last Thursday they had a
double-header with the Kew-Bees, los-
ing the first game by the score of 7 to
8 and winning the second 8 to 1. On
Saturday they lost to Renovo 1 to 4,
while the game scheduled with the
Williamsport P. R. R. for Monday
had to be postponed on account of
rain. Jersey Shore continues its win-
ning streak and still leads the league,
with Mill Hall in second place.
| American Lime & Stone Co. Store
House Destroyed by Fire.
One of the most spectacular fires
that has occurred in Bellefonte in a
year took place on Sunday night, or
to be more exact at 2.30 o’clock on
Monday morning, when the store
house of the American Lime & Stone
Co., down at Sunnyside, was entirely
destroyed with all its contents. The
building was the old office and ware-
house and was entirely of frame con-
struction. Since the erection of the
new office building it had been used
entirely as a store house and in it
were stored all the supplies of the
The fire originated on the ground
floor in the northwest corner of the
building, and while some of the fire-
men inclined to the belief that the
place was set on fire officials of the
company do not concur in this theory
of the fire. When first discovered the
flames were still confined to the corner
of the building and a call was sent to
the firemen for assistance. But the
fire spread so rapidly that a general
alarm was sounded. Included in the
contents of the building was consider-
able inflammable material and the
flames spread so rapidly that it was
only a question of minutes until the
entire structure was on fire.
While the firemen worked valiantly
they could not combat the flames and
the building and it’s contents were
reduced to ashes. Fortunately there
were no other buildings nearby so that
there was no danger of the fire
spreading. Officials of the company
place the loss at from $15,000 to $18,-
000, which is only partially covered by
Fresh Air Children Want to Come to
An appeal is again being made in
Bellefonte in behalf of the tenement
children of New York city, asking
hospitality for any number of boys
and girls from six to sixteen years of
age. Last year close to two hundred
were given two weeks entertainment
by the people of Bellefonte and sur
rounding territory, and many of these
same little folks will be re-invited
back. Last year’s hosts who desire
the same children need only give the
name and address of their youngsters,
and if it is possible to secure them the
New York Tribune fresh air fund will
do so. Please state whether substi-
tutes will be accepted if the invited
child is unable to come.
Rev. Reed O. Steely is again chair-
man of the committee in charge of
securing entertainment for the fresh
air children, and he will be supported
by the following members: Mrs.
Elizabeth Beach, vice chairman; Mrs.
Reed O. Steely, Mrs. D. R. Foreman,
Mrs. M. R. Johnson, Mrs.William
Nighthart, Miss Blanche McGarvey,
Miss Daisy Graham, Mrs. Richard
Brouse, Mrs. M. H. Brouse, Mrs. W.
Harrison Walker, Mrs. Joseph
Thomas, Mrs. Frank Crawford, Miss
Daise Keichline, Rev. Homer C. Knox,
Rev. W. C. Thompson, Rev. J. A.
Mills, Rev. Father W. E. Downes, Rev.
Robert Thena, Rev. Mr. Kilpatrick.
The children are due to arrive in
Bellefonte on Friday, July 30th, and
all invitations should be in by July
20th, when the list will close.
Academy Football Team Might Play in
Texas Next Winter.
James R. Hughes, headmaster of the
Bellefonte Academy, is away on a trip
to Dallas, Texas, and on the way spent
a day in Sherman visiting friends.
While there he was approached on the
question of again taking the Academy
football team to Dallas for a game
during the 1926 Christmas holidays.
Naturally Mr. Hughes fell in with the
suggestion, and with many pleasant
memories of the trip last winter when
the Academy defeated the Sherman
Bearcats, champion prep school eleven
of Texas, he is not only willing but
anxious to take his team back for
During his stay in Dallas he will
confer with members of the Chamber
of Commerce, who sponsored last
vear’s game, and is optimistic over
the outlook for another trip south.
Most of the old players on last year’s
Academy team are expected back in
the fall and all of them will without
doubt enjoy another trip south.
Altoona Motorcycle Races Postponed
Owing to Monday’s rain the motor-
cycle races scheduled for the Altoona
speedway had to be postponed until
Saturday of this week, as the wet con-
dition of the big wooden bowl render-
ed it eptirely too hazardous for fast
riding. Weather permitting the races
will be pulled off on Saturday.
——Monday being a legal holiday
not enough borough councilmen could
be gotten together for the regular
meeting of council that evening.
NEWS PURELY PERSONAL.
—R. B. Montgomery motored up froin
Philadelphia, last Saturday for a mid-sum-
mer visit with his son Henry and family.
—Donald Quinby, with Goddard & Co.,
of Wall St., New York city, spent his 4th
of July vacation with friends in Belle-
—Mr. and Mrs. James H. Potter left
Thursday for Atlantic City where they
expect to spend a week resting at the
—Mrs. R. L. Weston will leave Bellefonte
the middle of the month to make her home
with her daughter, Mrs. Philip Haller,
-—Mrs. Henry Taylor went to Akron,
Ohio this week, to spend the remainder
of the month of July with her son, I. R.
Taylor and his family.
Miss Helen E. C. Overton will go to
Atlantic City next week, ‘where she will
be at the Seashore Home for crippled chil-
dren until the opening of school in Sep-
—DBruce Arney, of Centre Hall, was in
Bellefonte Wednesday morning; looking
after a few business matters. He motored
over, of course, and brought his three tine
sons, Ralph, Bruce Jr., and “Bobbie” along
for the ride.
—Mrs. Charles Cruse her son Charles Jr.,
Mr, and Mrs. Allan Cruse and their baby,
and Miss Shelton, motored to Patton to
be guests over Sunday and for the Fourth,
of Mr. and Mrs. Winslow. Mrs. Winslow is
a daughter of Mrs. Cruse,
—Frank Biamonte, editor and publisher
of the “Indiana Patriot” and John Mala-
testa, of Bridgeport, Conn., were among
those who spent their 4th of July vacation
in Bellefonte, both men being here as vis-
itors with the family of Mrs. Louise Car-
—Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Kilpatrick and their
daughter, Miss Kdna, drove to Philadel-
phia last week, for an over Sunday visit
with Mrs. Kilpatrick's sisters. Miss Helen
Cruse joined the Kilpatrick party in Phil-
adelphia Friday, and motored home with
—Mrs. Emma C. Bathgate, of Lemont, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Strans-
baugh, at Sparrows Point, Md. She ex-
pects to spend some time, while away, with
her niece, Mrs. Edwin Vandersloot, at
York, then will return home and visit the
Sesqui in September.
—Merle Wetzel, son of Mrs. Oscar Wet-
zet of Willowbank 8t., drove up from
Philadelphia, to spend the Fourth with his
mother and friends in Bellefonte. Since
going east two years or more ago, Merle
has been with the U. G. I. Contracting Co.,
and is now in their offices at Ardmore.
—Miss Kathryn Guisewite, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Guisewite, of Mead-
ville, is here to spend the month of July
with the Houser and Guisewite families
in Centre county. Miss Kathryn gradu-
ated from the nurses training school at the
hospital at Meadville, with the class of
—Mrs. Harriet Ray Smith and her
daughter, Dorothy will leave Bellefonte
today, for a week-end visit with Mrs. Ray's
uncle, C. L. Ray, in Altoona, before geing
on to Bridgeton, N. J., for a month. Mrs.
Ray expects to be permanently located in
Reading before the opening of school in
—DMiss Florence Finnegan, of Philadel-
phia, and Francis Smaltz, of St. Davids,
who are at present at Mrs. S. E. Showers,
on Spring street, are in Bellefonte for an
indefinite stay. Miss Finnegan has been
given a two months vacation, but at present
is undecided as to whether she will spend
it all with friends here or go elsewhere for
the afterpart of the summer.
—~George Reuben Meek, Jr., left Tuesday
morning, as a guest of George Valentine,
for a weeks visit to Downingtown. Accord-
ing to plans, they were met at Coatesville,
by Mr. Valentine's uncle, Thomas Down-
ing, driving from there for the remainder
of the way. Much of the time will be
spent in motoring through the eastern part
of the State and in visiting Philadelphia
and the Sesqui.
—Harry P. Bush, who had been for a
year or more in South America, recently
returned to the States and has been a guest
of relatives in Philadelphia, where Mrs.
Bush had joined him when he landed. Mr.
Bush went south from Medford, Oregon,
to look after some business interests in
South America, which he has owned there,
since his first visit, shortly after leaving
Bellefonte when a boy.
—Mr. and Mrs. 8. J. Dale and Mr. and
Mrs. John Y. Dale and their son Hugh all
of DuBois, were among the motorists, whe
were here for the 4th of July vacation,
having come over for a short visit with
their relatives and many friends in Cen-
tre county. The time was included in Mr.
S. J. Dale's regular vacation from the post
office, however, they returned to DuBois to
spend a part of his annual play time pick-
ing cherries and looking after other things
—Among the out of town friends in
Bellefonte on Sunday for the funeral of
the late Mrs. L. H. Gettig were Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Clements, E. L. Tomlinson, Mr.
and Mrs. Sweetser, of Philadelphia; Mrs.
Richard Davis, of Uniontown; R. Wynn
Davis, of Washington, Pa.; Donald Gettig,
Mr. and Mrs. W. 8. Shelton, Mr. and Mrs.
Swarm, Miss Jennie Reifsnyder, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Ulrich and Mr. and Mrs.
Francis Ulrich, of Millheim, ¥. H. Ulrich,
of Wilkinsburg; Mrs. Samuel Ulrich, of
Spring Mills; Mrs. Ned Lamm, of Wil-
liamsport; Jacob Mader, Mr. and Mrs. Al
Leitzell, Miss Laura Leitzell and Mrs.
Manary, of Lock Haven; Mr. and Mrs.
Grant Leitzell of Flemington; Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Laird, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Laird, Mr. and Mrs. William Henderson,
Mrs. VanZandt and grandson, of Bellwood,
and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bennett, of Altoona.
—Miss Jean B. Knox has been spending
this week, with friends, at her former
home in Harrisburg.
—The Walter Cohen family motored to
Milton for Sunday and Monday, having
gone over to attend the reunion of the
Shapiro family, of which Mrs. Cohen is a
—Mr. and Mrs. Barry Case arrived here
in their car Saturday, from ‘Washington,
D. C, for a two weeks visit with Mrs.
Case's mother, Mrs. William McGowan and
her daughters, at their home on Spring
—Joseph K. Rhoads, Supt. of the Alle-
gheny Div. of the P. R. R. and Mrs.
Rhoads, drove here from Franklin Sun-
day, for a visit of several hours with Mr.
Rhoads’ sister, Miss Rebecca, who is pre-
paring to leave Bellefonte about the 15th
of the month, to make her home in Wash-
ington, D. C.
—Mr. and Mrs. Wallace H. Gephart, of
Bronxville, were 4th of July holiday guests
of Mr. Gephart’s mother and sister, Mrs.
J. W. Gephart and Miss Elizabeth, at
their home on east Linn street. Mr. and
Mrs. Gephart’s two children are at one of
the popular summer camps, where they
will spend the school vacation.
—Mrs. H. M. Crosman and her two chil-
dren have been here from Norristown,
visiting with Mrs. Crosman’s sister and
brothers, Mrs. Geo. Sellers, of State Col-
lege, Charles M. Thompson, of Lemont, and
Geo. B. Thompson, of Bellefonte. Mrs.
Crosman, who before her marriage was
Miss Elizabeth Thompson, spent all her
girlhood life at Lemont.
—Levi A. Miller of Pleasant Gap, left
on Tuesday morning on a trip to Pitts-
burgh, where he will spend some time
among relatives of the thirty years he was
connected with the old Pittsburgh Dis-
patch. While there Mr. Miller will be lo-
cated at the Fifth Avenue hotel, but for a
part of the time, will be a special guest
of M. O. McNiel, at “The Schenley.”
—Miss Della Beezer went over to Clear-
field Tuesday, to be under the observation
of Dr. Waterworth for a time. Miss
Beezer's health obliged her to leave the
Potter-Hoy Hardware Co. six weeks ago,
and since that time she has had her ton-
sils removed, but there being no improve-
ment in her condition, it was thought ad-
visable ti put her under the care of spec-
—Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Widdowson, Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbur Widdowson, Miss Fran-
ces Widdowson and Mr. John. Fricksou, |
all of Indiana, Pa., were Mr. and and Mrs.
West's and Mr. and Mrs. Widdowson's
Fourth of July guests, having come here
on Sunday and remained until Monday
evening. Carl Widdowson had been here
for a week, helping the family move into
their new home on Curtin street.
—Mrs. John I. Olewine's 4th of July
guests included, Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Jones
and their daughter, Betty, of Wheaton, Il1.,
Miss Ruth Kline, of Philadelphia, and
Robert Miller, of New York. The party
had driven here from Philadelphia, where
Dr. and Mrs. Jones had been for a week
with Mrs. Jones’ mother, Mrs. John Kline,
and after a week’s visit in Bellefonte they
will return directly to their home in Tlli-
nois. Miss Kline and Mr. Miller motored
back to Philadelphia Monday.
—Quite a party of native Centre coun-
tians from McKeesport have been spending
the week visiting relatives and other
friends here. It is composed of Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Corl, their grand daughter,
Doris Corl Payne, Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Corl and their son Allen, all of McKees-
port, and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Corl, of
Pittsburgh. They motored in last Satur-
day and will remain until tomorrow. The
Corls are an old, old family in College and
Ferguson townships and through the years
have intermarried so that the family rami-
fications extend to almost every corner of
Centre county. Consequently Mr. Corl
spoke the truth when he said that he was
a busy man trying to call on only some of
his relatives and would have to stay here
a month if be were to attempt to see them
all; a pleasure he would like very much
Bellefonte May Have More Bands.
An effort is now being made to
organize a band among the members
of Constance Commandery Knights
Templar, of Bellefonte. Sir Knight
Frank L. Wetzler, of Milesburg, has
the proposition in charge, and his rep-
utation as a band leader justifies the
prediction that if he is given the
proper kind of encouragement and
co-operation on the part of the mem-
bers of the Commandery he will turn
out a band that will be not only a
credit to the K. T. but Bellefonte, as
The P. O. S. of A. has organized a
twelve piece ochestra and hopes that
it will make the nucleus of a band to
be organized later.
A public sale of household
goods will be held at the residence of
Miss Rebecca Rhoads, on west Linn
street, Saturday July 10, at o’clock
p. m., at which time there will be sold
antiques, bed-room, library and din-
ing-room furniture, a Ford car and
numerous articles for use in and about
a house. 28-1t
——A Russian aeroplane of the
Sikorsky type, propelled by two
motors, visited Bellefonte on Wednes-
day afternoon enroute from New
York to Salt Lake city. It is a pas-
senger carrying ship with a capacity
for twelve people, but only seven were
in it on the trip on Wednesday.
DEATHS OF THE WEEK.
GETTIG.—Mrs. Alice K. » Géttig,
wife of L. H. Gettig, passed away-at
her home on Thomas street, Belle-
fonte, at 4.15 o’clock last Thursday
afternoon, following a lingering ill-
ness with a complication of diseases.
Her maiden name was Alice
Keturah Ulrich, a daughter of Michael
and Mary Winter Ulrich, and she was
born at Millheim on November 18th,
1869, hence was in her fifty-seventh
year. Her girlhood life was spent in
Millheim and on September 2nd, 1890,
she married Mr. Gettig. Two years
later they came to Bellefonte to live
and this had been her home ever since.
She was a member and active worker
in the Lutheran church, a member of
the Eastern Star, W. C. T. U. and
American Legion Auxiliary.
In addition to her husband she is
survived by two children, Mrs. R.
Wynn Davis, of Washington, Pa., and
Donald, of Bellefonte. She also leaves
three grand-children, Alice Jane,
Richard and Ethel Ruth Davis, as well
as one brother, F. H. Ulrich, of Wilk-
insburg. Another brother, W. §.
Ulrich, of Greensville, S. C., died just
five weeks ago. 8
Funeral services were held at her
late home at four o’clock on Sunday
afternoon by her pastor, Rev.
Clarence E. Arnold, of the Lutheran
church, and burial was made in the
Johnstonbaugh, a well known resident
of Buffalo Run valley, died at the (en-
tre County hospital at four o'clock
last Friday morning, where he had
been for several weeks undergoing
treatment for diabetes and gangre-
He was a son of George and Sarah
Johnstonbaugh and was born at Oak
Hall on March 20th, 1850, hence had
reached the age of 76 years, 3 months
and 12 days. He was a farmer by oc-
cuption and a good citizen in every
way. On August 18th, 1870, he mar
ried Miss Barbara Ellen Shuey. who
survives with the following children:
Charles Johnstonbaugh, of State Col-
lege; Edward, of Buffalo Run valley;
George, of Marion township; Mrs.
Sarah Ellen Wian, of Bellefonte R.
F. D, and John Clay, living near
Fillmore. He also leaves two broth-
ers, Charles, of Bellefonte, and Dr.
Calvin Johnstonbaugh, of Bethlehem,
Funeral services were held at the
Meyers chapel at 1.30 o’clock on Sun-
day afternoon. Rev. J. W. Getz, of
Howard, was in charge while the ser-
mon was preached by Rev. Reed O.
Steely, of the Bellefonte Evangelical
church. Burial was made in the Mey-
RAY Walter Berry Ray died at
his home at Juniata last Friday even-
ing as the result of asthma and other
complications. He was a son of
James and Martha Ray and was born
at Lemont on March 4th, 1859, hence
was 67 years and four months old.
As a young man he learned the trade
of a blacksmith and followed that oc-
cupation in Centre county until
twenty-eight years ago when he
moved to Juniata and entered the em-
ploy of the Pennsylvania Railroad
company. Eight years later he quit
blacksmithing and went with the
Anchor Lumber company which later
became the R. D. Elder company,
working as a carpenter. He contin-
ued in the "employ of this company
until his death.
In 1881 he married Miss Alice Nor-
ris, of Buffalo Run valley, who sur-
vives with six children. Mr. Rdy was
a member of the First Methodist
church of Juniata and was held in
high esteem by all who knew him. His
death occurred on the eve of the bur-
ial of his niece, Mrs. Margaret Norris
Brandt, who died at Syracuse on Wed-
nesday of last week. Mr. Ray was
buried in the Belleville cemetery on
WITMER — Miss Emma Amanda
Witmer, of Buffalo Run, passed away
at the Clearfield hospital at 11.15
o'clock last Friday evening, where
she recently underwent an operation
for an inward goitre, after being
under treatment since the first of
She was a daughter of Charles and
Elizabeth Beitler Witmer and was
born in Clinton county on May 1st,
1859, hence was 67 years, 2 months and
1 day old. When ten years of age the
Witmer family moved from Clinton
county to Buffalo Run valley and for
fifty-seven years Miss Witmer lived
at the family home. She was a mem-
ber of the United Brethren church and
a good christian woman. She never
married but is survived by six broth-
ers, John Witmer, of Pine Grove
Mills; Edward and William, of Beile-
fonte; A. W., of Hunter's Park;
Calvin and Clay, of Buffalo Run.
Funeral services were held at the
family home at 10 o’clock on Wednes-
day morning by Rev. J. A. Mills, pas-
tor of the United Brethren church of
Bellefonte, burial being made in the
family plot in the Bellefonte Union
The glorious Fourth is now an
event in history, but the Scenic keeps
up it’s reputation for showing the best
motion pictures to be seen in Belle-
fonte. Now that the evenings are
growing appreciably longer there is
no better place to spend them than at
the Scenic watching the movies as
they are flashed upon the screen.
Every evening’s program is worth
seeing and the Scenic is the only place
in this section that shows the best
and the latest.