Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 29, 1929, Image 8

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    Bellefonte, Pa., March 29, 1929.
An appropriation of $19,000
has been recommended for the Cen-
tre County hospital for the ensuing
two years.
— Charles A. Mensch, of Belle-
fonte, has been elected managing edi-
tor of the Penn State Collegian for
the ensuing year.
A picture benefit will be given
for the Centre County hospital at the
Ritz theatre, Monday, April 10th, un-
der the auspices of the auxiliary.
: Mrs. John A. Woodcock, who
has been ill in Chambersburg for sev-
eral weeks, was taken to the hospital
in that place the early part of the
— At a meeting of the Hotel
Greeters’ association, in Altoona, on
Saturday, Mrs. M. A.Landsy, of
Bellefonte, was nominated as second
vice-president of the Ladies Auxili-
— GG. Willard Hall, of Bellefonte,
who has been an employee in the
State workmen's insurance depart-
ment, at Harrisburg, for some years,
now fills the position of assistant to
the chief of claims division.
— The State highway engineering
corps with which Herbert Bilger, of
Bellefonte is connected, and which
has been engaged on the new high-
way between Lock Haven and Renovo
for almost two years, was moved,
last week, ‘to Philipsburg, where a
new piece of highway is being built.
— A bill has been introduced in
the House of Representatives pro-
viding for an appropriation of $750,-
000 to reconstruct suitable quarters
on a tract of land near White Hill,
in Cumberland valley, as an institu-
tion for mental defectives. The prop-
osition is to transfer prisoners from
Rockview to White Hill to aid in the
work of reconstruction.
— Rumor has it that W. Frederic
Reynolds has associated himself with
some gentlemen interested in an in-
dependent match plant at Ottawa,
Canada, and is considering locating
there to become active in its manage-
ment. We are informed that some
of the parties interested were asso-.
ciated with Mr. Reynolds in the man-
agement of the Federal plant at this
The forest ranger force of the
Sproul State forest has been recently
increased. John H. Chatham, of Mc-
Elhattan, has been placed in charge
of the Queens Run division with
headquarters at Farrandsville; Rob-
ert B. Drake, of Shintown, in charge
of the Hyner division, with head-
quarters at Hyner, and A. K. Werts,
of Renovo, with headquarters at West
. Renovo.
Pennsylvania is one of the sev-
en leading peach growing States.
There are not many commercial or-
chards in Centre county but they
grew 7,300 bushels last year, with a
gross value of $12,410. Of our bor-
dering counties Blair, Huntingdon
and Union each grew nearly three
times as many peaches as we did,
while Clearfield and Clinton each
grew less.
— Palm Sunday was an ideal
spring day. The weather was not on-
ly sunshiny and warm, but hot. Ov-
ercoats and ladies wraps were laid
aside and about everybody in Belle-
fonte who could do so was out doors.
Many spring dresses were in evidence
and south Water street was lined
with strange cars, the occupants of
which tried to get a sight of the big
trout in Spring creek but the water
was so cloudy that it was impossible
to see only the few trout lying close
to the edge of the stream.
——Early Sunday morning a party
of eight young men invaded Welsh-
ans store and restaurant, at Jersey
Shore, on the hunt of something to
eat. When they left the proprietor
noticed that some of his goods were
missing and summoning State police
the men, who were traveling in two
cars, were rounded up. The missing
stuff was found in their possession
and all were locked up. One of the
party gave the name of D. Gramley,
of Howard street, Bellefonte, the oth-
ers being from Williamsport.
—— Owing to continued impaired
health John C. Bair, last week, vol-
untarily ended his service as an em-
ployee of the Bellefonte postoffice.
At the time he was the oldest em-
ployee in the point of service and was
working on his second extension of
time. Had his health continued good
he could have worked up until Sep-
tember when he would have been com-
pelled to quit. In recognition of the
esteem in which he is held by his
fellow employees they presented him
with a fine Gladstone bag.
— It is not the intention of the
writer to usurp the prerogative of the
trout editor of the Watchman, but
the opening of the fishing season will
soon be here and every man who can
trundle a rod and line are doubtless
wondering what the fisherman's luck
will be like this year. If all the
streams in the county have as good
a showing of trout as Spring creek,
in and near Bellefonte, there will be
no lack of trout: the onlv thing will
be to catch them. The warm weath-
er of the past week has made the
trout quite active and if the nice
weather continues they should be in
good shape by April 15th.
Left Bellefonte on 1:20 P. M. Train
February 25th and Has Not
Been Heard of Since.
What has become of Andrew J.
McNitt, a prominent lumberman of
Bellefonte, is the alarming question
that is now puzzling his many friends
and business associates in Bellefonte.
Mr. McNitt left Bellefonte on Mon-
day, February 25th, intending to go
to Miami Beach, Florida, for the
Sharkey-Stribling prize fight. It was
his plan then to spend some time with
his brother, O. J. McNitt, at Miami
Beach, and return home with his two
sisters, Misses Rhoda and Nancy
McNitt, of Milroy. But so far as
known he never reached Florida; at
least he never showed up at the home
his sisters, who returned home on
Monday, entirely unconscious of his
It is known for a certainty that he
Monday afternoon, February 25th,
According to W. H. Bartholomew,
bookkkeeper in Mr. McNitt’s office,
and who was as close in his confir
dence as any man, it was his plan to
go on the Lehigh-Pennsylvania train
to Lock Haven; change there to the
Buffalo Express, go to Harrisburg
and from there to Washington where
he would arrive, if trains were on
time, shortly before nine o’clock. As
he intended traveling on mileage
from Bellefonte to Washington there
is no way to check up on him. At
the national capitol he expected to
join the crowd on the excursion train
bound for Miami Beach.
When he left Bellefonte Mr. Bar-
tholomew is confident he did not have
over $150 on his person. He cashed
a check for $100 and this with the
money he had in his pockets, was all
he had. He has been gone now over
a month and up to this time no checks
have been returned to Bellefonte
against his account.
While Mr. Bartholomew thought it
rather strange that he had no word
from him since he left Bellefonte, he
felt no alarm, as he thought his time
was probably so occupied with sight-
seeing that he didn’t take the trou-
ble to write. He knew the sisters
were returning home Monday morn-
ing and he called them up and asked
about Andy. He was promptly in-
formed that they hadn’t seen him at
all, either in Florida or anywhere
else. Naturally this information was
cause for considerable alarm and A.
Brown McNitt came over from Mil-
roy as soon as he could get here, and
with R. Cummings McNitt, Lawrence
McMullen and Mr. Bartholomew at
once started an investigation.
As stated above they have pisitive
evidence that he left Bellefonte on
the train specified, as “Butch” Beez-
er walked with him from the ticket
office to the car and saw him get on.
But there the trail ends. On Mon-
day night the facts about Mr. Mec:
Nitt’s disappearance were broadcast
on the radio but up to the time of the
writing of this story it brought nc
results. Detectives have been engag-
ed in an effort to unravel the mys-
tery of his disappearance.
While it may be true that he didn't
have any big amount of money on his
person he wore a very expensive dia-
mond ring and carried a valuable
watch; and the fear now felt by his
friends and business associates is that
he may have been slugged to death
for these valuables and his body dis-
posed of in some out of the way place.
But it is a long way from her to
to work on it is like hunting for a
needle in a hay stack.
Some of his friends were inclinded
to the belief that he might be sick
hardly sems likely. He was in good
health the day he left and had he
been taken ill anywhere he had plen-
ty of letters and papers in his pock-
ets to offer means of identification,
and some of his friends would have
been notified before this. And the
amount of money he took with him
wouldn't have lasted this long, sick
or well.
In addition to the brothers and sis-
ters mentioned in this article Mr. Mec-
Nitt has another sister, Mrs. Steck-
les, in St. Paul, Minn.
Up to the time the Watchman went
to press, yesterday afternoon, not a
thing had been learned that would af-
ford even a clue to work upon. The
Pennsylvania Railroad company is
checking up conductor's reports in an
effort to determine if Mr. McNitt
traveled from Bellefonte to Washing-
ton, D. C., that day, on mileage, or
if not, how far he did go. The com-
pany has already ascertained that
only eight excursion tickets were
sold in Washington the evening of
the 25th for Miami Beach.
A report was current here, on Wed-
nesday, that a suit case found in
Wilmington, Del, resembled that of
Mr. McNitt, but on being opened it
proved to be that of another person.
Rumor was on the street hear at
noon yesterday to the effect that a
letter had been received from Lock
Haven in which the writer volunteer-
ed some information concerning Mr.
McNitt’s whereabouts. The rumor
could not be confirmed, however, at
the McNitt. office here.
Two hundred dollars reward has
been offered for information which
will lead to the discovery of Frank
of his brother, nor was he seenby |
departed on the 1:20 p. m. train on |
Florida and lacking any definite clue .
and in a hospital somewhere, but this |
Humphrey, a well known resident of
Philipsburg, who mysteriously dis-
appeared, on Saturday evening,
March 16th, and of whom no trace
has been found, either dead or alive,
jup to this writing.
| Mr. Humphrey had for many years
been employed as engineer at che
power house of the Associated Gas
and Electric company and his rec-
ord for punctuality and regularity
was first-class. He is 56 years old,
5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs about 160
pounds and when last seen was in ex-
cellent health. He left home early
on Saturday evening, the 16th, and
when he failed to return at his usual
time a search was instituted. Through
one source of information it was
learned that he was with a party of
men at a house in Point Lookout but
left there at 2 o'clock Sunday morn-
ing for his home.
| On Sunday afternoon his hat was
found on the roadway, near Point
Lookout. It was covered with mud,
| as if it had been rolled through the
"dirt. This is the only trace found.
Searching parties were out all last
‘week hunting for the body, under the
supposition that he might have fallen
into the Moshannon creek, accident-
ally, and drowned, or might have
been hit and killed by an automobile
and the body secreted somewhere.
On Sunday more than two hundred
people joined in an organized search
but failed to find any trace of the
missing man.
Owing to thé serious illness of the
president, Mrs. D. I. Willard, her as-
sistant, Miss Hill, presided at Mon-
day evening’s meeting of the Woman’s
club, held in the High school building.
Following a brief business session the
High school orchestra, led by Mrs.
Krader and assisted by Miss Ethel
Crider, furnished several delightful
musical selections. This was follow-
ed with a demonstration of the musi-
cal work throughout the grades, em-
phasized with solos by a number of
Mrs. Krader’'s pupils, who were ac-
companied by Miss Sarah Shuey, on
the piano. Mrs. Krader and Miss Ful-
ton sang two harmonious duets.
The music was followed with a lit-
tle playlet put on by three High
school girls, which was done remark-
ably well and proved that their tal-
ents along this line are also being
Dr. William P. Brown, tuberculosis
troduced by Miss Daise Keichline,
school nurse. He gave a practical
talk on prevention methods, in which
increase in Centre county due to the
fact that children are permitted to
eat what they like instead of what is
compelled to eat two spoonfuls of
greens at a meal, and they'll finally
become fond of it. He spoke of the
fine work being accomplished in den-
tal hygiene, saying he had never seen
children with better teeth than those
in the Bellefonte schools.
' Next Wednesday night Snow Shoe
will probably be the Mecca of pleasure
seekers and it will be because the
parishioners of St. Mary’s church cf
that place are going to give another
of their grand balls. For advertising
purposes any old kind of a dance is
often called a grand ball—not so in
Snow Shoe. When they say grand
out there they mean it.
| The “Royal Five” orchestra will
furnish the music, dancing will con-
tinue from 8 until 12 and everything
possible will be provided for the com-
| fort and pleasure of those who at-
: tend.
! You are invited. If you don’t go
please remember that we advised
| you as to where one good time can
| be had and you'll have no come back
on Thursday morning when you hear
what a grand ball it was that you
At St. .John’s Episcopal church
this Good Friday, evening, Satiner’s
mented choir of thirty-five voices.
The soloists will be Mrs. Egil Risan,
Mrs. Robert Walker, Mrs. Louis
Schad, Mr. Cecil Walker, Mr. Russell
Blair, Mr. Charles Bullock and Mr.
John Emel.
To attend this sacred service is a
most fitting climax to the Lenten sea-
son and a greater realization of the
suffering and death upon the cross of
our blessed Christ.
8:15 instead of 7:45 as announced by
the Watchman last week.
A trickle of water and a tiny
gas flame operates Electrolux, the gas
our show rooms.—Central Pennsyl-
vania Gas Co. 13-1t
— Because of a break-down dur-
ing the influenza epidemic Dr. W. U.
Irwin has been compelled to with-
draw, temporarily, from active prac-
tice of his profession. Going night
and day at that time he over-taxed
his strength and has been unable to
recoup physically. For fear of per-
manently impairing his health he has
has closed his office and will not en-
gage in any practice, whatever, until
about June 1st.
sepecialist, of Philadelphia, was in- |
he stated that tuberculosis is on the
good for them. Every child should be:
“Crucifixion” will be sung by an aug-
Service starts at
At a special session of court, on
Saturday morning, Judge Fleming
granted a petition from the tax pay-
ers of Worth township for permis-
sion to increase their road tax five
mills. In the petition it was set forth
that prior to the incorporation of
Port Matilda as a borough the road
tax for the township was a little in
excess of $2,000. But with the loss
of the assessed valuation of Port Ma-
tilda the tax amounts to only $750,
and that is not sufficient for main-
taining the twenty-six miles of roads
in the township.
John Sayers, a young man from
Bald Eagle valley, who had been in
jail two months on a charge of rape,
was brought before the court on a
writ of habeas corpus to secure his
liberty on bail. After a consultation
of attorneys district attorney John
G. Love announced that he had no
objections to the defendant being re-
leased on bail and the court fixed the
bond at $1,000, which was promptly
Harrison Dean, a young man from
Buffalo Run valley, entered a plea of
guilty to stealing the automobile of
John Meek, at Waddle, on the even-
ing of February 17th. The young
man took the machine for the pur-
pose of taking his girl a motor ride.
He returned it within three hours but
when Mr. Meek examined the car he
found a broken gas line and other
damage. District attorney John G.
Love told the court that Mr. Meek
was not anxious to have the fellow
punished severely but would like
him to make good the damage to the
car. He also stated that George
Stevenson would give the young man
work and see that he paid the dam-
|age in monthly installments, as well
as the costs of prosecution. Mr. Stev-
enson was in court, and personally
| made an offer to take the young man.
He was given into Mr. Steveson’s
charge but placed on probation for
two years.
Samuel Holt plead guilty to the
operation of gambling devices in the
shape of a slot machine and was
sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and
costs of prosecution.
District attorney John G. Love re-
quested the court to make an order
empowering sheriff Harry E. Dun-
lap to destroy 30 half barrels of beer
and 8 barrels of wine confiscated in
recent raids, and the court issued the |
Richard Barthelmess, plus sound,
music and talking! This is the treat
awaiting motion picture lovers who
attend the showing of “Weary River” |
at the Cathaum theatre, State Col-
lege, on Wednesday and Thursday,
April third and fourth. Thousands
have paid advanced prices to see and
hear this great singing, talking pic-
ture in large cities, and now vita-
phone brings it to you as Barthel-
mess’ supreme triumph.
“Weary River’ is like a rippling
| melody, flowing on and on to no-
where—just like this boy—until he
found his soul in the love of a girl. It
is the epic of a down-and-outer whose
plaintive music reaches through pris-
on bars to find love and a new life
a thousand miles away—the story of
a singing convict boy whose voice
over the radio won him a parole and
a girl’s love. Dick’s marvelous bari-
tone voice will give you a thrill you'll
want to remember forever. His act-
ing in this great dramatic story is
unsurpassed. Together, you will find
in “Weary River” the utmost in en-
tertainment. :
There will be matinees each after-
noon, starting at 1:30 and with the
last complete program beginning at
three o'clock. Evening opening time
is six.
The final purchase of the Oriole
| chain stores by the Shaffer Store
company, of Altoona, a deal which
has been hanging fire since the first
of the year, will result in no imme-
diate change in the personnel of the
two stores in Bellefonte.
The purchase includes the Oriole
stores in Tyrone, Philipsburg, Osceola
Mills, two in Bellefonte, Centre Hall,
Saxton, Huntingdon, Belleville, Mill-
heim, Howard, Petersburg, Mount
Union, Irvona, Madera, Hollidays-
"burg and Altoona. The purchase
gives the Shaffer company charge of
a chain of eighty-one stores, sixty-
one of which are equipped with meat
Cake Sale Tomorrow.
The ladies’ aid of St. John’s Re-
| formed church willholda cake sale
at the Variety shop, on Allegheny
as the cakes last.
| As the ladies of the Reformed
{church have an enviable reputation
| as pastry cooks their offerings to-
| morrow will likely be in great de-
| mand, so if you want one for Easter
| Sunday we would advise you to go
| early.
| ————————
| —Mr. and Mrs. Mark Williams, af-
| ter their entertainment of the Syca-
more club, will complete the winter
| cluded dinners, card parties and any
| entertainment the members might
EE ———— — .—-—.—.—-, ln, ee ———————————
—Miss Anne Keichline, who is now
visiting with friends in Philadelphia, went
east Saturday.
—Mrs. Blaine Mabus spent the week-
end in Pittsburgh under treatment, re- |
turning home Tuesday.
—Mrs. J. W. Henszey, of State College,
spent several hours Wednesday afternoon
in the shops, and with friends in Belle-
—Mr. and Mrs. Fred Perret, of north
Spring street, had as guests over Sun-
day, Mr. Perret’s sister and husband, Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Lundell, of Sewickley,
—Mrs. Clevan Dinges, Mrs. James R.
Hughes and Miss Emma Green, are all
surgical patients of Dr. Waterworths, in
the Clearfield hospital, having gone over
two weeks ago.
—Geo. D. Harris, of Baltimore, has been
in town two weeks and will remain until
after Easter. He is stopping with his sis-
ter, Mrs. John McCoy, while visiting his
: many relatives and friends here. ~
—Mr. and Mrs. Irvin O. Noll have been
here from Lansdowne for a week, spend-
ing Mr. Noll’s Easter vacation, with Mrs.
Noll’s mother, Mrs. Martin Fauble and
other relatives in Centre county.
—Betty Curtin, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Curtin of Pittsburgh, has been
, spending a part of her Easter vacation in
| Bellefonte with Betty Ray, a guest at the
Ray home on east Linn street. Betty
is a senior at Dobbs Ferry.
—Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Wynne, of Phila-
i delphia, came to Bellefonte, Thursday of
‘last week and visited here with Mrs.
| Wynne’s aunt, Mrs. E. H. Richard until
| Sunday. Mrs. Wynne, as Miss Margaret
| Aull, spent much time in Bellefonte with
| her aunt.
—Miss Marie Lambert who has been off
duty at the E. F. Garman store, since
the middle of December, on account of ill-
| ness, has been able to resume her work for
'a part of each day, expecting to continue
working part time, until fully recovered
from a nervous breakdown.
—On Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Eleanor
Cook McDowell, Barbara Ann McDowell,
' Mrs. Elsie Rankin Helliwell, Miss Mary
| Rankin and Lillian Marie Lytle drove
over to Hollidaysburg and took supper
with their aunt, Miss Caroline Rankin, at
ie Presbyterian home, there.
1 —Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Gray and
family, who came up from West Chester,
on Tuesday, to attend the funeral, on
Wednesday afternoon, of Mr. Gray's great
aunt, Miss Hannah Green, of Milesburg,
were guests during part of their stay
of Judge and Mrs. Ellis L. Orvis.
—Miss Grace McCurdy and her brother,
Charles M. McCurdy, motored Gettysburg
i the latter part of last week, to attend the
funeral of the late John Hill Esq. Mr.
| Hill was a prominent attorney and one of
Mr. McCurdy’s most intimate friends since
| their boyhood days in Adams county.
—Mrs. George S. Denithorne, of Pitts-
| burgh, was an arrival in town, Tuesday
afternoon, for an over night visit with her
Joi and aunts. Mr. Denithorne had
| been here for a week or more looking after
'his business interests so they motored
{back to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, where
he will remain until after Easter.
—Don Quinby, of Pittsburgh and New
| York, who motored here from the former
place a week ago, drove on to New York,
Friday accompanied by George R. Meek.
: The trip was purely a sight-seeing and
pleasure trip for Mr. Meek and so stren-
uous a one, that he returned home Sun-
| day night by rail, Mr. Quinby following
{ Tuesday in the car.
| —Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gulden, with their
| tittle son Jack, Mr. Gulden’s mother and
Miss Anne Straub, motored over to Clear-
field, on Sunday, where the Guldens join-
ied with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cruse in
having their first-borns baptized at a
private service in the Episcopal church
on Sunday afternoon. The Cruse child
is a little daughter, Mary Louise.
—Mr. and Mrs. Robert Althouse, of
Coatesville, were arrivals in Bellefonte last
Saturday and were guests of the latter's
aunt, Mrs. Iddings, at the Cruse home on
east High street. Most of their time
while here was spent in motoring over the
county and in a visit, on Tuesday, with
Mrs. Edward Stonebraker in Tyrone. They
returned to Coatesville on Wednesday.
—Mrs. George Novett, of Newark, N. J.
was in Bellefonte for the week-end, a
guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin F. Garman, having come here from
Williamsport, where she had been for a
visit. Mrs. Novett, who was formerly
{ Miss Margaret Garman, a daughter of the
| late C. M. Garman, is in charge of the
'infant wear department of the Bamburger
store of Newark. Mr. and Mrs. Garman’s
other Sunday guests included Mr. and
Mrs. Bouse and Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Gar-
man and family, all of Tyrone.
—J. B. Fortney, of Centre Hall, was
a Bellefonte visitor on Tuesday. Mr.
Fortney came over to look after a little
business but had time to call on a few
friends as well. He is a gentleman after
our own heart because he isa Democrat
bred, a Democrat born and from his talk,
on Tuesday, he'll be Democrat ‘till
he diees. And in this connection we want
to tip off prospective candidates for
office that there will be no use in asking
him to vote for you if you can’t prove
that you voted the Democratic ticket last
| - —Mr. and Mrs. G. Fred Musser, of Phil-
' adelphia, were arrivals in town, Sunday,
| having motored up to spend several weeks
| here while packing up their furniture pre-
| paratory to giving the Gehrets possession
| of their entire house on Logan street. At
least that is Fred's explanation of why
they came at this time. You know the
fishing season will open in a few days
and, explanation or no explanation; we
refrigerator. Performances daily at | street, all day tomorrow, or as long | ow Fred well enough to be certain that
' that momentous event had more to do with
timing their visit than such a trifling
| thing as packing furniture.
jo —Paul F. Willard and his sister,
{ Mrs. H. L. Ludwig, of Wilkinsburg; Mr.
| and Mrs. R. E. Kirk, of Rowes Run; Mrs,
| H. Willard and daughter Anne, of Erie
with Charles W. Hayes, of Union City,
| and R. BE. Willard, of East Orange, N. J.,
| who all, save Mr. Hayes, belong to Mrs.
| D., I. Willard’s immediate family, have
| been in Bellefonte within the week call-
decided to take a complete rest and | series of social functions, which in-| =, = by their mother’s illness. Mr.
Hayes is Mrs. Willard's brother, Mrs.
! Kirk will remain with her mother until
‘her condition shows some improvement.
—Mr. and Mrs. Lief Olsen and their two
children, spent Palm Sunday with Mr.
Olsen’s family in Pittsburgh.
—Mrs. Oscar Wetzel had as guests, last
Friday, Mrs. William Beck and two sons,
t Brady and Ward, of Lock Haven.
—Miss Mary Dale, of Allegheny College,
Meadville, Pa., is home for an Easter visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard
—Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Owen’s Easter
guest will be, Miss Margaret Carnahan,
i of Oakmont, Pa., who will arrive in Belle-
fonte today.
—Mrs. Theresa Shields, who has been in,
Bellefonte and Reading, since leaving
Blossburg a month or more ago, is now
in Washington D. C. .
—Mrs. M. Ward Fleming's mother is
here from Butler for an Easter visit with
her daughter and the family, at the Flem-
ing home on east Linn street.
—S8. D. Gettig, with his daughter Eleanor
and son Musser, who is now home from
the U. P. law school, and Miss Helen
Smith, will motor to Pittsburgh for East.
—Harry N. Meyer motored down to
Frederick, Md., on Wednesday, to bring
: home for their Easter vacation his two
daughters, Misses Catherine and Louise,
students at Hood College.
—Paul L. Coates came up from Parkes-
burg, Saturday, for Mrs. Coates and their
daughter, Eleanor Francis, who have been
with Mrs. Coates parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. L. McGinley for a month.
—H. H. Roan of State College, his wife,
Dr. Eva Roan and their son, with Dr.
Roan’s mother, Mrs. Emma Bathgate, as
a driving guest, will motor to Baltimore
today, to visit over Easter with a daugh-
ter of Mrs. Bathgate. Dr. Roan in the
meanwhile will attend the optometry
—Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McCoy and little
daughter will motor in from Ambridge,
tomorrow, to spend Easter with Mrs. Mc-
Coy’'s mother, Mrs. Oscar Wetzel. They
will make the return trip on Sunday af-
ternoon and will be accompanied by Mrs.
Wetzel, for a visit of ten days or two
weeks at her daughter's home.
—Mr. and Mrs. J. Kennedy Johnston
had as guests, over Sunday, their son,
Hugh Johnston and wife, of Red Lion.
Today the Johnston family will motor to
New Castle to spend Easter with their
daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
D. Stitzinger. Their daughter, Miss Cath-
erine, a student at Westminster College,
will also go to the Stitzinger home for her
Easter vacation.
— Surely you don’t intend to cook
for another summer over a red hot
coal stove. Cool your kitchen and
lighten your work with a new gas
range. $10 or less puts it in.—Cen-
tral Pennsylvania Gas Co. 13-1t
Sunday, March 24th, closed the
evangelistic campaign at the United
Brethren church. This was one of
the most profound and far reaching
campaigns that has been held in this
community for a long time. During
the six weeks of services 135 souls
went to the altar expressing their in-
tention to enter the service of the
Lord and to rejoice in the great truth
that “Jesus Christ' died to save sin-
ners.” Of this number about ninety
expressed their desire to unite with
the United Brethren church, and the
remainder with other churches of
the town.
The influence of this meeting was
not confined to the town but extend-
ed into the country for several miles.
The ministers of several of the sur-
rounding towns were present at these
services and were so impressed with
the evangelist’s thorough method of
work, and his simple, forceful, de-
pendable gospel messages, that some
of them made an appointment with
him for a later date. Accordingly he
began a three-week's campaign at
Houserville, last evening. His preach-
ing is pleasing to the ear, appealing
to the heart and mind, and impelling
to the convictions. He usually speaks
to a capacity house and often many
have to be turned away so great are
the crowds that throng to hear him.
The average nightly attendance at
this campaign was above three hun-
dred. Thus far eighteen have been
received into the church and about
forty more have handed their names
to the pastor, Rev. Snyder, indicating
their desire to be received into church
fellowship on Easter Sunday..
The plate offerings during the cam-
paign amounted to $399.00 and the
free will offering of the last day to
$215.00. The total expenses during
the six weeks were $93.50, the same
being paid out of the plate offerings.
The remainder was given to Rev.
Boone, the evangelist. At the closing
service about 475 people were pres-
ent representing different churches
of the town and outlying districts.
These unanimously expressed their
desire to have the evangelist return
at a future date.
| porch chairs, rugs and other articles.
:D..G. Whalley and Mr. and Mrs. Milton | Frank Mayes,
——The annual Easter flower sale
{ will be held at the George A. Miller
hardware store beginning Wednes-
day, March 27th. The choicest of
potted plants and cut flowers will be
on sale at reasonable prices. 12-2t
APRIL 13.—There will be exposed at
Public Sale at the residence of G. Fred
Musser, west Logan Street, Bellefonte at
1 o'clock Saturday, April 13, a dining room
set, leather couch, day bed, beds, dishes,
cooking utensils, oil stove and range,
Bellefonte Grain Markets.
Corrected Weekly by C. Y. Wagner & Co.
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COLTS seus cvs iuyrrisesasisqscssesssbvruessiuionsimeseisbsmbrans 1.00
Oats 50
Rye 1.10
Barley .....oocisiiisssnaniimmsssimmssss: 380
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