Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 26, 1929, Image 4

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    Bellefonte, Pa., April 26, 1929.
- Editer
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Items from the Watchman
« April 25, 1879.
issue of
Miss Annie McAffrey will open a
subscription school on Monday, May
5. Terms 75 cents a month. Miss
Annie is an excellent teacher and will
do her best to instruct her pupils.
An Old Landmark Gone—The tear-
ing down of the substantial old stone
office on High street, next door to the
residence of Judge Irvin (the present
Y. M. C. A. building—Ed) for the
purpose of erecting a new building on
that site has removed one of the old-
"est landmarks in Bellefonte. It was
built by Judge Huston in 1806. While
excavating for the foundation of the
new building, so soon to take the
place of its ancient predecessor, work-
men came across the remains of an
ancient charcoal pit that must have
been used as far back as the year
1800, if not before, and it is supposed
that the wood with which it was fed
was cut from the lot just behind it.
Think of what Bellefonte, now so
handsome and stately, must have
looked like when charcoal pits were
burning on High street.
Railroad Meeting at Hublersburg—
According to previous notice a good-
ly number of citizens of Walker town-
ship met at Hublersburg and organiz-
ed by electing Henry McEwen, prepi-
dent; Anthony Carner, vice president
and B. F. Schaffer, secretary. After
considerable discussion of the move-
ment to build a railroad through the
valley a committee was appointed to
arrange another meeting to be held
at Hublersburg on May 3 when it will
. be arranged to have some of the
capitalists interested in the enterprise
- present. The committee included
STINE.—William Stine, a native of
Buffalo Run valley, Centre county,
died at his home in Johnsonburg on
Sunday morning as the result of a
general breakdown owing to his ad-
vanced age.
He was a son of Jonas and Eliza-
beth Stine and was born in Buffalo
Run valley on September 16th, 1842,
hence was in his 87th year. As a
young man he engaged in farming in
Buffalo Run and Halfmoon valleys
and later became a huckster in farm
produce, buying from the farmers
and marketing his produce in the
Philipsburg region. Later he took
charge of a hotel in Philipsburg,
where he remained a number of years
and thirty-six years ago moved to
Johnsonburg where he became an em-
‘ployee at the paper mill of the New
i York and Pennsylvania company,
' where he worked until advancing age
compelled his retirement.
As a young man he married Miss
Amelia Quigley, who passed away
' some years ago but surviving him
|are three daughters, Mrs. P. A. Ham-
by, of Davis, W. Va.; Mrs. J. H. Gar-
rity, of DuBois, and Mrs. J. M. Det-
wiler, of Johnsonburg. He also leaves :
the following brothers and sisters:
George and John Stine, of Mattern-
ville, Centre county; Jonas, of State
College; Mrs. G. H. Gates, of Altoona;
Mrs. Arthur C. Thomas, of Waddle;
Mrs. Sarah Hoy, of State College;
i ship, and Mrs. Catherine Sellers, of
| Dungarvin.
Funeral services were held in the
Methodist church, at Johnsonburg, on
Wednesday afternoon, by Rev. W. O.
Calhoun, burial being made in the
Wardvale cemetery, at that place.
i I
PARSONS.—Mrs. Sarah Parsons,
| widow of Shadrack Parsons, passed
away at her home at Unionville, on
Friday of last week, as the result of
injuries sustained in a fall a week
She was a daughter of Wilson and
Martha Irwin and was born on the
farm, on Dix Run, on October 3rd,
1854, hence was in her 75th year.
When but nineteen years old she mar-
ried Shadrack Parsons, of Union
township, and all their married life
was spent on the Parson’s home farm
with the exception of three years,
when they lived on the Gate's farm,
on Dix Run. She was a member of
the Methodist church at Unionville
and a most excellent woman in every
way. ;
Mr. Parsons died on March 30th,
1928, but surviving her are seven
children, Ellery L. Parsons, of Penn-
sylvania Furnace; Howard W., of
Vandergrift; Gilbert W., Jesse I.
Messrs. Henry Brown, Ambrose Mc- |
Mullen, Hon. John Divin, B. F. Schaf- |
fer, John H. Beck, Michael Shaffer, |
John Zimmerman, Samuel Decker, !
Jacob Dunkle and Solomon Peck.
This was to have been the Nittany
and Sugar Valley Railroad, but it was
" never built—Ed.
: A telephone is to be put up from
' ‘the office of the prothonotary in the
court house to the jail. This will
save considerable tramping to and
Jack Spangler, George Barrett, Cal
Harper and Will Reber went to
Washington on Monday last having
been sent for in haste by Mr. Hayes.
He wants their opinion as to the
propriety of vetoing or signing the
army bill.
Mr. Thad Longwell has succeeded
Ed Speer in the telegraph office here.
In the annual performance of the
Centre Minstrels to be given in Rey-
nolds’ opera house, next Tuesday
- night, for the benefit of the Belle-
fonte “Mountain City Band” the fol-
lowing popular local thespians will
appear: Al Baney, Matt Dolan, Al B.
Haupt, C. R. Nolan, Frank Baney
and F. J. Newell, S. W. Dawson and
T. H. Ryan.
All the hotel licenses in Bellefonte
expired at 12 o'clock noon, on Wed-
nesday last, and from that time until
the licenses are granted next week
no bitters was or will be sold.
Potters Bank had a fire on Monday
morning last, in which the store of
William B. Thompson was totally
destroyed. Mr. Thompson, himself,
barely escaped with a whole hide. it
occurred about ome o’clock in the
The social hop in Bush’s hall on
Friday night seems to have passed off
in good style. Everybody was agree-
able to everybody else. The two mile
walking match was won by “Doc”
McAllister. Prize $2.00. Time 12:50.
tee een fp eee mms.
——The Bellefonte Academy stu-
dents are putting in hours of hard
practice on their forthcoming play,
“a Womanless Wedding.” Ordinarily
+ anything of importance is always
supposed to have a woman in it in
some way, and especially, weddings,
but the boys on the hill are going to
demonstrate to the people of Belle-
fonte on the evenings of May 15th
and 16th, that there is at least a lot
of fun and delightful entertainment
in “A Womanless Wedding.”
——Among the unusual attractions
booked for an early showing at the
Cathaum theatre, State College, are
Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians in
“Syncopation,” a picture of metropol-
itan night life and Jeanne Eagles, the
notable stage star, in “The Letter,” a
screen adaptation of W. Somerset
Maugham’s sesational drama.
| sister,
Mrs. Viola Lannen and Everett L.,
Parsons, all of Fleming, and Mrs. |
Margaret Reed, of Pennsylvania
Furnace. She also leaves fifteen
grand-children, two brothers and one
Jesse Irwin, of Fleming;
Thomas, of Woodland, and Mrs. Vinie
Peters, of Altoona.
Revs. M. C. Pifer and C. M. Rishel '
had charge of the funeral services
which were held at 10 o'clock on!
Monday morning, burial being made
in the Dix Run cemetery. |
e 2 of |
KERSTETTER.—John H. Kerstet- '
ter, a well known resident of Penn |
township, died on Monday at his |
home near Coburn as the result of |
complications, aged 81 - years, 7 |
months and 28 days. He was a car- |
penter by occupation and for a num- |
ber of years was employed in the in-
dustrial department, at State College.
He was twice married and is surviv-
ing by his second wife, whose maiden
ame was Miss Alice Cable, and the
following children by his first wife:
Maud Smith, of Philadelphia; Lloyd
Kerstetter, of Reedsville; Mrs. Daisy
Taylor, of Philadelphia, and Robert,
of Milroy. He also leaves an adopt-
ren. Funeral services were held in
the Millheim Evangelical church, yes-
terday afternoon, by Rev. H. C. Klef-
fel, burial being made in the Millheim
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BIBLE.—Harry E. Bible, a native
of Centre county, died at his home
in Altoona, on Monday, following a
brief illness with pneumonia.
He was a son of Jonas and Alice
Bible and was born at Potters Mills
on May 28th, 1879, hence was almost
fifty years old. He had lived in Al-
toona a number of years and was
manager of one of the A & P stores
in that city. He married Miss Bertha
Bubb who survives with his mother
and two sisters, Mrs. Clark, Stover,
of Madisonburg, and Mrs. Alice Hen-
nigh, of Potters Mills.
Funeral services will be held at his
late home in Altoona this morning,
after which the remains will be taken
to Millheim for burial.
i Il
FOUTZ.—Mrs. Dora May Foutz,
wife of M. R. Foutz, died at her home
at Bellwood, on Saturday, following
a long illness. She was a daughter
of M. G. and Ellen Wolf Royer and
was born in Pennsvalley, Centre
county, on June 17th, 1869. When a
young girl her parents moved to
Johnstown where she married Mr.
Foutz in 1896. Practically all her
married life was spent at Bellwood.
Her survivors include her husband
and one daugher, Miss Mildred, a
teacher in the Bellwood schools, as
well as a number of relatives in Cen-
tre county. Burial was made in the
Logan Valley cemetery on Tuesday
Mrs. D. R. Thomas, of Patton town: |
Joseph Brenner,
Mrs. Mable Boyer, of Sunbury; Mrs. |
ed son, H. C. Cable, thirteen grand- | tunity to consult Mrs. England, at |
children and five great grand-child- |Our show rooms, this week and next,
GRAZIER.—MTrs. Rachel Meek
Grazier, wife of Guy Grazier, of Ak-
ron, Ohio, died at the Altoona hospi-
tal, on Friday morning, of a compli-
cation of diseases. She had gone to
Bellwood, the latter part of March, to
attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs.
G. C. Kustaborder, was taken ill and
removed to the Altoona hospital.
She was a daughter of David H.
and Anna Mary Meek and was born
at Pine Grove Mills on June 13th,
1873, hence was in her 56th year. As
a young woman she married Mr.
Grazier and they lived at Bellwood
and Juniata until about ten years ago
when they moved to Akron, Ohio,
where Mr. Grazier is a contract
carpenter. In addition to her hus-
band she is survived by four sons and
one daughter, David, Henry, Walter
‘and Dennis Grazier, all of Akron, and
Mrs. Monroe Miller, of Beckley,” W.
| Va. She also leaves her parents and
the following brothers and sisters:
Mrs. Orlando Taylor, of Warriors-
"mark; Mrs. George Hynick, Mrs. Wil-
liam J. Cherry and Edgar M. Meek,
of East Juniata, and Roy 8S. of
Kansas City, Mo.
During her residence at Bellwood
she became a member of the Logan
Valley Baptist church and funeral
services were held in that church at
: 1:30 o'clock on Monday afternoon,
burial being made in the Logan vai-
ley cemetery.
COWHER ~iGerald Edward Cow-
| her, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Cowher, passed away on Monday af-
ternoon following one week's illness.
He was seven years old at Christmas
time and early last week developed
a severe case of influenza. Inside of
forty-eight hours he lapsed into un-
consciousness and remained in that
condition until he passed away. In
survive. Funeral services were held
at the family home, on Logan street,
noon, by Rev. Homer C. Knox, burial
being made in the Union cemetery.
NIEARTS Deemer Nihart, a na-
tive of Harris township, died at his
home at Dover, Minn. last Friday,
following a brief illness, aged 30
years. He went west when only six=
teen years old and engaged in farm-
ing and stock raising, in which he
was quite successful. He is survived
by his wife and one daughter; his
father, step-mother and a number of
half brothers and sisters. The re-
mains were brought east and taken
to Lock Haven where funeral ser-
‘vices were held on Tuesday after- |
noon, burial being made in Cedar Hill |
Brenner—Eberhart.—A wedding of
interest to Bellefonte people was that
on Wednesday morning, of this week, |
at Washington, D. C., of Miss Ruby
Belle Eberhart, daughter of J. Harry |
Eberhart, of Bellefonte, and Clarence :
a newspaper man |
of Washington. The ceremony was !
performed by Father Fink, while the |
attendants were Patrick Ganey and
Miss Helen Eberhart, sister of the |
bride. The bride is a graduate nurse |
of the Punxsutawney hospital and |
has been located in Washington for |
five or six years. |
Rider—Johnston.—Elmet Rider, of |
Gatesburg, and Miss Ethel Mae John-
ston, daughter of Mrs. Martha
Johnston, of Marengo, were married |
at the Lutheran parsonage, at Pine
Grove Mills, on Wednesday of last
week, by the pastor, Rev. J. S. Eng-
lish. Witnesses to the wedding were
the bride’s grandfather and grand-
mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Strayer, |
of Marengo. The young couple will |
live at Gatesburg.
——You are missing a treat if you
fail to take advantage of the oppor-
on your cooking problems. Consulta- |
tions all day and special baking at |
2:30 daily.—Central Penna. Gas Co. |
—— Charles McCurdy Scott made a |
flight to New York in an airplane, last |
Saturday morning, returning home |
by train on Sunday morning. The
flight was made with a pilot friend
of the young banker, and the latter is
now able to sympathize with Will
Rogers over his attack of mal de air
when he flew over the Pennsylvania
mountains, as the flight for most of
the distance from Bellefonte to New
York, on Saturday, was much like a
ride in one of the old-time automo-
biles over a road filled with thank-
emams and hog wallows, according
to Mr. Scott.
——On Tuesday evening one hun-
dred Bellefonte boys and girls gath-
ered at the Y. M. C. A. to see pic-
tures and hear the many enticing
features of Camp Cedar Pines as ex-
plained by Mr. Balser, secretary of
the New York Central Y. M. C. A.,
at Jersey Shore, who had charge of
the camp last summer. Following
Mr. Balser’s talk and display of pic-
tures refreshments were served.
——The man McCracken who rob-
bed the Elks home here about a year
ago was brought up from Philadel-
phia, on Tuesday, by Sheriff Dunlap
and is now in the Centre county jail
awaiting trial for his crime here. The
sheriff met him as he was released
from the eastern penitentiary where
he had been serving time for robbing
the Elk and Moose clubs in Williams-
port. :
addition to the parents two sisters |
at two o'clock on Wednesday after- |
A prominent visitor to Bellefonte
last week was Joseph Swain Jr,
member of the firm of Baker, Young
and Co., who in turn are the real
sponsors of the Central Pennsylvania
Gas company.
The purpose of Mr. Swain’s visit te
Bellefonte was to inspect the present
offices and now completed plant of
the Gas company, which he had not
had the opportunity of doing since
the early stages of its construction.
He expressed himself as more than
pleased with the tremendous sales
strides which have been made since
gas was turned on in December, and
with the large number of consumers
already on the lines in this relatively
short time. Sale of gas, sales of ap-
pliances, and number of meters act-
ually installed are all running sub-
pectus. Among other successful util-
ity companies who owe their sponsor-
stantially ahead of the original pros:
ship to Baker, Young and Co., are
the Republic Service corporation, op-
erating in Pennsylvania and Virginia,
and the New England Power associa-
tion, the latter one of the most suc-
cessful and largest public utility com-
panies in the East.
eee ee ep eee.
Notwithstanding the fact that
the temperature, last week, touched
the freezing point, a few farmers and
fruit growers in Centre county who
have examined their early blossom-
ing trees express the belief that they
have been damaged very little, if any,
by the cold weather. And in the very
nature of things this is the year for
a good crop, especiallv of the smaller
fruits, as the yield last year was
——Whether contemplating the
purchase of an automatic refrigera-
tor or not, you owe it to yourself to
see the performances of Electrolux,
the gas refrigerator, more wonderful
‘than Robot, the mechanical man. At
‘our show rooms daily.—Central
| Penna. Gas Co. 17-1t
| Rhodendron and laurel can’t
be grown succesfully on lawns unless
‘the soil in which they are planted is
highly acid. To secure the proper
{acidity of soil for home culture of
| these broad-leaved evergreen shrubs
"use one-haf pound of crude aluminum
‘sulphate per square yard of surface
occupied. Merely mix it well with
the top soil.
——Starting Thursday afternoon,
May 2, all stores in Bellefonte will be
closed Thursday afternoons during
months of May, June, July, August
and September. 74-16-2t
for you.
! cooking means
: no flame
or fumes thes
You feel secure — even when you
y are far away from the stove—when
you cook electrically.
child’s mischievous hand does turn
the switch? — no harm is done.
There are no fumes — no open
flame — no worry about the fuel
you are using. And as for the pos-
bility of scorched foods, you know
the heat regulator is watching out
Women who use electric ranges
| say that one of the things they like
best about them is the relief they
give from constant worry. For they
not only safeguard the family; but
| they are remarkably careful of
The electric oven, itself, will take
the responsibility for seeing that
everything is perfectly cooked. You
——Having completed fifty-four
years service with the Pennsylvania
Railroad Co., R. B. Freeman will re-
tire on May 1st. Officers of the com-
pany will tender him a compliment-
ary dinner, at the Bellevue-Stratford
hotel, in Philadelphia, tomorrow even-
ing at six o'clock. During the last
few years Mr. Freeman has been in
service at the Broad St. station, Phil-
adelphia, but will be remembered by
friends in this section as train dis-
patcher of the Tyrone division and
located at. Tyrone.
9:30 A. M. Bible School
10:45 A M. Morning service; Sermon:
“The Testing Of Our Religion.”
7:30 P. M. Vesper service; Sermon:
“Putting The Golden Rule To Work.”
Clarence E. Arnold, Pastor.
——Starting Thursday afternoon,
May 2, all stores in Bellefonte will be
closed Thursday afternoons during
months of May, June, July, August
and September. 74-16-2t
An All Talking Dramatic Thunderbolt
a Garamount
Monday and Tuesday
Apr. 29-30 |
Matinee Daily at 1:30
« + « here is why!
What if a
can be shopping or visiting or doing
household tasks while the meal is bh
cooking. You do not have to baste,
or taste, or turn the food while it
cooks in the oven.
everything will be done to a turn
and ready to delight your hungry
Come in and let us tell you how
easy it is to own an electric range
+ + « how much worry and work it
will save you. In addition, actual
tests prove that you save about
20% on food shrinkage when you
cook in an electric oven. Cook elec=
trically for economy.
pres rm
By mealtime,