Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 05, 1926, Image 5

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    ~The Scenic
Where the Better-Class Photoplays are Shown
Each Evening at 6.15 o’clock.
Miss Crouse, Organist
Week--Ahead Program
Friday and Satyrday
“The Showoft”
Louise Breoks.
Picture Sterling as the lovable liar of
unquenchable optimism and irresistible
hilarity. And take it from us, what “The
Kid from Philly can’t do can’t be did. A
cemedy natural if there ever was one.
Also, a first run Fox twe reel comedy,
“Back te Mother.”
Only 10 and 25 ceats.
————( een
Monday and Tuesday
Amateur Gentleman
The race of the ages, young Barnabas
smiled grimly at Fate, risked his neck to
save his heart, threw everything he held to
the four winds, but the winds that blew
away his fortune fanned the love flame,
and Barnabas knew he had won.
Also, a first run twe reel Mack Sennett
comedy, ““‘Smith’s Landlerd.”
10 and 25 cents.
Wednes. and Thursday
“La Boheme”
Lillian Gish
Geo. Hassell
Roy D’arcey E. E. Horton
Karl Dane Frank Currier
Think of it, Lillian Gish, first lady of the
screen, and John Gilbert, of “Merry
Widow” and “Big Parade” fame, at the
head of a cast of ten big stars! And direct-
ed by King Vidor, who made “The Big
Parade.” no wonder Broadway for months
fell under the spell of its power, and
crashed the box office week after week, and
paid $2.00 top to see it. It comes to the
Scenic for two days only, and positively
the first time ever shown for 15 and 35
John Gilbert
Renee Adoree
Also, Fox News and Screen Snapshets.
Friday and Saturday
The Eagle of the Sea
Florence Vidor Ricardo Cortez
Shades of Capt. Kidd, what a thriller
this one is! Romance on the high seas,
The First Leather Trunk in
Centre County.
By Rev. L. M. Colfelt, D. D
On one occasion when I was sixteen
years old, I asked my father, “Did
you ever see the ocean?” “Not since
I crossed it” and he proceeded to my
astonishment to relate that he was
born in France of a French mother
and at her death was, with an older
brother six years of age, and himself
four years old, brought by his Ger-
man father to America. All he could
recollect of the journey was that they
had floated for days down a great riv-
er, the Rhine, till they came to the
German seaport whence they embark-
ed for Philadelphia and thence over-
land to Centre county, Pennsylvania,
where he was placed in the family of
General James Potter, an officer on
Washington’s staff, whom, for his
services, Congress granted a township
of the finest lands of Penns Valley,
Centre county. I have letters in my
possession more than 100 years old
in which General Potter refers to my
father as “My Son.” In this distin-
guished family my father lived till his
marriage, beloved as one of the house-
hold and grew up to be the book keep-
er and chief man of business in the
conduct of land, stores and mills and
finally a partner. In this family he
received a pclite education in man-
ners, always occupying the head of
the table and doing the carving and
consorting with the ‘Curtins,’ the
‘Morrises,” the ‘Burnsides,” the ‘Cam-
erons,’ and people of social distinction
| all over the State.
I shall have to retrogress a bit in my |
narration to relate the singular man-
ner in which I discovered the true
facts of my fathers birth. In the year
that he died at the age of 72, upon
visiting him in his home near Win-
chester, Va., and telling him I pro-
posed to spend my summer vacation in
Europe, I asked him if he could help
me with any childhood memories to
fix the place of his birth. He said that
he thought he was born in Locale
French territory and all he could re-
member of the French which he spoke
in his childhood was the French word
they used as children to cry out to the
others to clear the track when they
were coasting down the steep hill. He
also remembered how broken hearted
he was when Napoleon and his troops
passed through the town and his
mother would not allow him to go
down to the main street but he must
needs get what glimpses he could of
the passing host from his perch on the
swinging gate.
The most diligent search of maps,
geographies and gazetteers revealed
no Locale in France. Before sailing
for Europe however, on visiting a lady
parishioner in Philadelphia, she said
there was a Locle in Switzerland and
she showed me the inscription upon
her inside watch case. On consulting
history, I found that the Canton of
Neuchatel was French territory at the
time of my fathers birth and was con-
ferred by Napoleon on Marshall
Berthier for distinguished services and
the Canton is predominantly French in
language 1 manner this_day.
' [This determined me to. visit Locle
where in the. Hotel de Ville, I found
the record of my grandfathers mar-
riage to Marguerite Boal of Verrieres,
France, and dates of the birth of John
and Charles Colfelt, my father. Tak-
ing a diligence to Verrieres where it
nestled at the foot of the Alps, I found
in the records of the City Hall, the
date of birth of my grand-
mother, also the statement that she
was the daughter of a French Avocat
and L’Officeur deglise and a Colonel
somebody was parain and a Lady,
marain, at her baptisim. Thus in the
year of my fathers death I discovered
for the first time, the exact date and
spot of his birth and the name, nation-
ality, place of birth and parentage of
my grandmother.
My father was stockily built, sug-
gesting the English gentleman, of
clear complexion, blue grey eyes, mas-
sive forehead, but not unduly promi-
nent, possessing in fact I think, in a
pharenological sense, a most perfectly
formed head. John C. Forney, of
Philadelphia, and Thomas A. Benton,
Senator from Missouri, were nearest
to him in appearance so far as my
knowledge goes. He was scrupulously
refined in dress and addicted to gen-
teel living in apparel, equipage and
all the appointments of life. Goveran-
or Curtin on one occasion at Bedford
aboard bloody pirate ships and Spanish | Springs, said to me, “Come and see
men-‘o-war, in gay New Orleans and
Spanish gardens. A Frank Lloyd special,
the same man who directed “The Sea
Hawk.” ’
Only 10 and 25 cents.
Moose Theatre
Where You Always See Good Shows.
“The Quarterback”
The peer of all college football pictures.
One you don't want to miss. For the
benefit of the High school A. A.
Admission, 15 and 35 cents.
“Double Action Daniels”
Another western show of unusual merit
and all the action you want.
Also, the last chapter of the Gene Tunney
serial and a good two reel comedy, 10 and
25 cents.
always borrowed his leather trunk to
go visiting. He had the first and only
leather trunk in Centre County.” That
trunk is now in my garret and a sin-
gularly diminutive one it is. My
father was a merchant most of his
life and then retired and became a
gentleman farmer on large estates in
Mifflin and Bedford counties, Pennsyl-
vania and near Winchester, Va., in
the farfamed Shenandoah Valley
where he possessed flour mills and
lands admitted to be the most fertile
from Winchester to Staunton. But he
| was preeminently the man of business,
; of exceptional capacity as an account-
ant. His brain was the mathematical
bent and we sons were astonished to
see him solve the most difficult and
abstruse problems more quickly than
we could do by methods of his own
| which he could not explain, though we
were no mean adepts, my brother,
Bates, being a mathematical prodigy
"at 15 years and I stood 4th at 17 years
lin a class of 70 men at Jefferson Col-
lege in Calculus and the higher mathe-
| matics. But the paramount character-
| istic of my father was his religious-
| ness, (Presbyterian) and family wor-
| ship and attendance of the family
| upon the church services were never
| intermitted. His delight was in the
i law of the Lord.
| He was married to my mother when
{ he was 32 and she, 26. They had eight
! children, seven boys and one girl, the
oldest, John W., a farmer all his life,
: mostly in Shenandoah Valley, Va.;
' James P., a bachelor resident life long
i in my fathers and my home and man-
ager of mills and farms; Daniel Bates,
the genius of the family, famous for
his intellect, accomplished Greek, Lat-
Kate (his wife) and she will tell you !
all about your father and how she |
in and French scholar, far beyond all
college courses in mathematics an
many other branches, died in his 17th
year in Junior class, Jefferson Col-
lege; Charles A., all his mature life,
Soliciting Freight Agent, Reading
Railroad, Philadelphia, with one son, a
lawyer of Philadelphia; Lawrence M.,
(myself), Minister Presbyterian
church with a family of four children,
Mary Martha, married and one son,
died in her 30th year at Bedford,
Pennsylvania, Francis W., died at
Bartonsville, Va., in 19th year, and
William B., died in infancy at Milroy,
My father saw to it that we were
all educated, first in classical academy
and then in college, spurred on to the
necessary sacrifice of means by my
mother, who was a fanatic on educa-
tion. She used to say, “Education is
everything. Your world will never be
any bigger than the circumference of
your brain.” My father died in his
72nd year, universally respected for
his probity and christian character
and on the day of his burial, the mer-
chants of Winchester, Va., closed their
places of business, formed a proces-
sion at the church and escorted his
body to its last resting place in the
Winchester cemetery, which was a fine
tribute indeed to a northern man who
had settled in their midst just after
the Civil War when so many wounds
engendered by the strife remained un-
healed. My mother survived my father
by 13 years and was laid beside him
in her 80th year. They were beautiful
in their true married life, of a truth,
two halves of one scul. No child of
theirs ever witnessed a quarrel or ever
heard one raise the voice to the other.
They both met the buffets of life in
Spartan spirit. By mutual sympathy
doubled the joys and halved the sor-
rows, and what time blows of adverse
fate befell, they said, “Be still and
know that He is God!”
S passenger, 1924 Studebaker Sedan
in perfect condition. Inquire of
Louise Carpeneto, Bellefonte, Pa. 71-44-1t
ANTED—Boys to sell flavoring ex-
Ww tracts after school; send for free
sample. Wakefield Extract Co.,
Sanbornville, N. H. 71-42-4t
OR SALE.—Model 1921 Ford roadster,
F slip body. Model 1924 Jewett coach.
Model 1924 Studebaker sports tour-
ing. Any reasonable price. Apply, D. U.
Gettig, 51 Thomas St., Bellefonte.
A lle
Oh, Yes! Call Bellefonte 432
W.R. Shope Lumber Co.
Lumber, Sash, Doors, Millwork and Roofing
OR SALE OR RENT—Residence and
Garage, 203 east Linn St. Belle-
fonte. Inquire of H. N. Crider,
112 south Harvard Ave. Ventnor, N. J.
ARM FOR RENT-—160 acres at Fill-
more, occupied by C. W. Biddle
Address F. . Hartsock, 436
Chenango St., Binghamton, N. Y., or In
quire of J. L. Hartsock, Buffalo Bun a ”t
Guernsey cow, a heifer and a bull
calf, all eligible to registry. These
animals are all in good condition and of :
A 1 blood that might improve that of any |
grade herd. Inquire of Cross and Meek,
Bellefonte, Pa., or phone Bellefonte 520-J
John M. Keichline
1351 Logan Ave., TYRONE, PA.
Hours by Appointment Phone 218 !
At a Reduced Rate
7-286m J. M. KEICHLINE, Agent
101 Seuth Elevemth St.,
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for A Real Christmas
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