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Bellefonte, Pa., May 10, 1929.
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FIFTY YEARS AGO
len IN CENTRE COUNTY.
Items from the Watchman
May 9, 1879.
Mr, Calvin Meyer is reading law
with R. M, Magee, one of the safest
counsellors in town,
Captain Griffith Davis, of this
place, died on Wednesday morning
last, aged about 60 years. The Cap.
tain was a well known and highly
Popular man and in former days was
‘one of the most reliable canal boat
officers between this place and Phila-
Everybody is now on the tip-toe of
expectation for the ¢ircus. They say
the tent will be lighted with electric-
ity and they have an elephant that
plays a fiddle with its tail.—The cir-
cus in question was the Bachelor and
Four subscription schools opened in
the public school building on Monday.
They are being conducted by Miss
Nannie McGinley, Miss Bella Rankin,
Miss Rosa Woods and Miss Annie Mc-
Miss Fannie May's Royal Blonde
troupe, consisting of 20 beautiful
young ladies, with the Parisienne
Cancan will show in Reynolds’ hall
next Monday evening.
As Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Shuey
and John Wurtz of College township,
were returning home from Bellefonte,
on Monday last, the front axle of
their wagon broke, frightening the
horses which began to kick and raise
the deuce, generally. Wurtz jumped
from the wagon and fell, breaking
his leg. Then he could not assist Mr.
Shuey and while the latter was trying
to get the team quieted one of the
animals kicked him ‘on the leg and
The Pleasant Gap band serenaded in
Bellefonte on Saturday. Among those
honored was Governor ‘Curtin and the
Watchman office. The band plays
splendidly and it was a real treat te
At a meeting of council Monday
night chairman Shortlidge of the Wa-
ter committee reported that the dead
cats, dogs and chickens that had ac:
cumulated around the reservoir had
been hauled away and buried. Chair-
man Ardell, of the Fire and Police
committee, reported that the Logan
fire company needed new hose. He
said the Undine hose was not so bad
but that it would need some darn-
ing pretty darned soon. The Nuisance
committee reported that it had or
dered the removal of those two in-
teresting back-houses on Spring
creek. And here we would just take
the liberty to remark that these are
the only back-houses we have ever
known to occupy sites in front of
the front-houses. 2
‘ The breath of winter is still in the
air and everything is dry and dusty.
What we need most is a good, soak
ing, warm rain.
Mr. R. H. Duncan, of Spring Mills,
was in town on Tuesday and very
much set up because that place has
became the terminus of a railroad.
STATE COLLEGE CATERER
BEFORE COURT FOR FRAUD.
A special session of court was
held, last Friday morning, to dispose
of the case against Henry F. Bosley,
a former caterer for a fraternity
house at State College, who was
charged with fraud in issuing checks
without funds in bank to meet them.
The complainants were M. H. Van-
Zant, meat dealer at the College, and
H. A. Fye, of Fye's grocery. The ac-
counts at issue were $200 and $524.52
respectively. In addition to the above
Bosley has other debts at the College
totaling $1800 and a personal account
to a woman of $109.
Messrs. Fye and VanZant were
both in court and stated that it was
their desire to have Mr. Bosley plac-
ed on parole on condition that he go
to work and pay his bills at a stated
sum a month; that he could get a po-
sition at the College which will en-
able him to do this.
The court agreed to place Bosley in
the care of the parole officer with the
understanding that he pay $40 per
month toward the liquidation of his
debts, and that he does not leave the
jurisdiction of the court without per-
mission to do so.
Mr. Bosely's case dates back to
1927, when he was first arrested on
the above charges. A true bill was
found against him by the grand jury
and he was then given a suspended
sentence upon his promise to make
good. But he left the jurisdiction of
the court without doing so. Located
in Ticoneroga, N. Y., county detec-
tive Leo Boden went there last week
and brought him back to Bellefonte.
—The State highway oiling sched-
ule for this week included the bor-
ough of Millheim and from Millheim
i DUEY.—Mrs. Anna Eliza Duey,
widow of Robert C. Duey, of Ty-
‘rone, died at the Philipsburg State
hospital, Saturday afternoon, follow-
ing an illness of some weeks with a
‘complication of diseases.
She was a daughter of Jeremiah
and Anna Susan Kelly and was born
at Fillmore, Centre county, on
April 20th, 1860, hence was 69 years
and 14 days old. She married Mr.
‘Duey in February, 1883, and they
took up their residence in Tyrone. Mr.
Duey, a railroad eonductor, was kill-
ed in an accident in the Tyrone yards
less than two years ago but surviving
her are the following children: John
E. Duey and Mrs. Ira Wighaman, of
Cuyahogo Falls, Ohio; Mrs. O. P.
Vieard, Jeremiah and Robert J. Duey,
of Tyrone. She also leaves the follow-
ing brothers and sisters: Edgar Kel-
ly, of Bellefonte; Mrs. Robert Reed,
Stormstown; Philip Kelly, of Lock
Haven; John, of State College; Mrs.
Daniel Stone and Samuel Kelly, of
Philipsburg, and George, of Waddle.
Funeral services were held on Tues-
day at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Vieard, in Tyrone, burial being
made in the Grandview cemetery, in
that place. : Ca
ROBB. Mrs. Jennie Robb, widow
of Benjamin F: Robb, died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. F. M.
Dorman, at Laurelton, on April 26th,
following a prolonged illness.
She was a daughter of Zacharias
and Sarah Williams and was born in
Centre county seventy-nine years
ago. Most of her married life was
spent in Walker township. Her hus
band has been dead for some years
but surviving her are the following
children: Mrs. Dorman, of Laurelton;
Mrs. M. I. Wise and Mrs. Gertrude
Martz, both of Berwick; I. C. Robb,
of Wildwood, and Merle Robb, of
Lock Haven. She also leaves four
brothers, Thomas and David Wil
liams, of Nittany; Grant, of State
College, and Leid, of Harrisburg.
Funeral services were held in the
Evangelical church, at Nittany, op
April 28th, by Rev. Yingling, of How-
ard, burial being made in the Sny
WOODRING, Mrs, Miriey Wood-
ring, wife of Marvin J. Woodring,
died at her home in Philipsburg, on
Tuesday morning, of neuralgia of the
She was a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. G. Crain and was born at
Warriorsmark over 48 years ago.
Most of her. girlhood life was spent
at Port Matilda and her married life
in Philipsburg. She is survived by
her husband, three daughters and a
son, Mrs. Margaret Hughes, of Phil-
ipsburg; Hazel, Janet and William,
all at home. She also leaves the fol-
T. Hoover, Mrs. P. B. Woodring, Mrs.
W. J. Woodring, Mrs. Daniel Funk,
John, C. W.,, W. S. and Harrison
Crain, all of Port Matilda. Burial
will be made in the Philipsburg cem-
etery this afternon.
ASKINS.— Wesley Askins, father
of John Askins, of Unionville, died
last Friday, at his home at Clymer,
Indiana county, aged 78 years, 6
months and 7 days. - As a young man
he taught school but later engaged
in farming and was quite successful.
His wife died several years ago but
he is survived by seven children. Bur-
ial was made at Clymer on Monday
OF THE HI-Y CLUB.
The weekly meeting of the Belle-
fonte Hi-Y club, held at the Y. M. C.
A. on Thursday evening, was of un-
usual interest because of the regular
and special features presented. Af-
ter the regular business conducted by
the president, Edmund McCafferty,
Secretary Heineman conducted the
Bible study discussion group, the
topic being, ‘Life's Decisions.
Prof. D. C. Cochrane, faculty ad-
visor, then presented certificates won
in the recent State-wide Bible study
contest to the following members: J.
Wayne ‘Morrow, Thomas Caldwell,
Albert Osman and Ralph Haag.
J. Kennedy Johnston Esq. presi-
dent of the Board of Directors, was
introduced and gave a splendid ad-
dress on “Clean Sportsmanship.” Mr.
Johnston presented nine members of
the Hi-Y basket ball team with a
beautiful emblem, each. The nine
boys are Capt. Paul Gallagher, Joe
Gingery, Jackson Spangler, Dean Get-
tig, Vincent Bauer, Dick Baney, Dick
Heverly, Jim Haupt and manager
Robert Geiswhite. G. M. Singer,
physical director, then gave a brief
talk after which refreshments were
served. Thirty-eight of the 72 mem-
bers of the club were present.
— The white carnations for Moth-
er's day, also a large assortment of
cut flowers, will be on sale at the
George Miller hardware store, Satur-
day, May 11th. Gift boxes of assort-
ed flowers from two dollars up. Flow-
ers telegraphed anywhere in the Unit-
ed States. 18-2t
——Politicians of the State are
wondering what influence wrecked
the future of Governor Fisher. Some
blame Mellon and others blame Grun-
dy. But the best guessers think Fish-
er had most to do with it.
——Uncle Andy Mellon is the only
man alive with an income of millions
and no “interest, direct or indirect”
lowing sisters and brothers: Mrs. W. |
'OIL BURNERS GROWING
IN GENERAL POPULARITY.
Nearly a million American homes
will be heated by oil burners this
year. “The amazing strides, taken by
the oil burner industry, can be ex-
plained in only one way—automatic
‘heat has proven its worth,” said Mr
!Frank Crawford of Centre Oil and
Gas Co. local dealers for Silent auto-
matic oil burners.
“The latest types of oil burners,”
Mr. Crawford went on to say “answer
a growing demand for clean, automa-
tic heat, and in the space of ten
years have definitely proven their
right to a place in every modern
No other home appliance can ap-
proach the best types of oil burners
now on the market, for dependability
and service. The. oil burner industry
has gone as far in perfected perfor-
mance in ten years, as the automotive
industry went in twenty five. “New
developments in engineering, preci-
sion of manufacture an mass produc-
‘tion have produced something more
than mere mechanical perfection,
however,” said Mr. Crawford. “The
modern oil burner owes its rapid rise
to popularitv—not to the fact that
cause it performs a definite service in
a far better way."
menting the old fashioned coal-burn-
ing furnace. It is the perfect servant,
making its contribution to the new
standards of living, provided by Am-
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OPENED ON SATURDAY.
tral Pennsylvania Golf association
opened, last Saturday, with four con-
cests. Nine clubs are represented in
the association, namely: the Altoona
ton county Country club, Nittany
Country club, Bellefonte,
Philipsburg Country club. The of-
ficers of the association include 3
Reed Morningstar, Philipsburg, presi-
dent; J. Rand Miller, Millheim, vice
president; Ralph D. Noe, Huntingdon,
the season is as follows:
Thursday, May 16—Philipsburg at Crick-
et clyb; Huntingdon at Blairmont;: Cen-
tre Hills at Clearfield; Clinton at Nittany.
Saturday, June 1—Cricket club at Clin-
ton; Tyrone at Huntingdon; Blairmont at
Centre Hills; Clearfield at Nittany.
Thursday, June 13—Blairmont at Cricket
club; Philipsburg at Tyrone: Clearfield at
Huntingdon; Nittany at Centre Hills.
Saturday, June 29—Cricket club at
Clearfield; Tyrone at Clinton; Huntingdon
at Nittany; Centre Hills at Philipsburg.
Thursday, July 11—Centre Hills
tany; Tyrone at Clearfield; Huntingdon
at Philipsburg; Blairmont at Clinton.
Thursday, August 1—Tyrone at Cricket
club; Nittany at Blairmont: Philipsburg
at Clearfield; Clinton at Centre Hills.
Huntingdon, entre Hills
Clearfield at Blairmont;
COL. LEITZELL'S SQUAD
IN BIG LIQUOR RAID.
Col. Wilbur F. Leitzell and his
squad of enforcement officers, of
Lewisburg, pulled off a spectacular
raid, on Monday, when they invaded
the Rauchtown district, in Sugar
valley, and captured one of the
biggest moonshine distilleries ev-
er found in this section of the State
The value of the plant and product
was estimated at from $75,000 to
The seizure included two 750-gal-
lon stills which were taken to Lewis-
burg; 36 one-hundred pound sacks of
rye and barley; 2500 gallons of mash;
750 gallons of distilled liquor in con-
densers; seventy-five gallons in kegs;
thirty- horsepower boiler; three two-
gallon condensers; three water
pumps; twelve vats of 500 gallons’
capacity which were destroyed and
electric wires to points of warning
of danger of raid.
The plant was a fully equipped dis-
tillery located in a secluded hollow
with only one man in charge who es-
caped. Colonel Leitzell was assisted
in making the raid by a detail in
charge of prohibition agent Schultz
and it took until midnight to take
the liquor and distillery equipment to
AT Y THIS EVENING.
“The Path Across the Hills,” a
three act play, will be staged at the
Y. M. C. A. this (Friday) evening by
a group of young people from the
Filmore M. E. church. Those who
have witnessed the performance else-
where are loud in their praise of the
production and the very splendid way
in which the various characters take
their part. It is a mirth-provoking
play, and in addition there are some
fine musical selections. The Belle-
fonte Hi-Y club is sponsoring the en-
Here are two groups of young peo-
ple from different Christian organi-
zations working together for a
worthy cause, one to raise funds with
which to repair their church, which
is sadly in need of repairs; the other,
to raise funds to spread world-wide
brotherhood among boys. Surely we
need say no more to the good people
of this community about an oppor-
tunity to help young people who are
so interested in helping others.
it burns oil instead of coal—but be- |
Automatic oil heat has not only |
come to stay—but is rapidly supple- |
Cricket club, Blairmont Country club,
of Hollidaysburg; Tyrone Golf club,
Centre Hills Country club, of State’
College; Clearfield Country club, Clin- |
and the |
The schedule for ]
Cricket club; Clinton at Huntingdon; Nit- |
tany at Tyrone; Philipsburg at Blairmont. :
Saturday, July 20—Cricket club at Nit-' i
August 10—Cricket club at
at Tyrone; !
Clinton at Phil- |
The annual tournament of the Cen- .
Mother's Day, - - May 12th
What a charming custom it is, this plan
of giving flowers to Mother, on her day.
Wouldnt it be fine idea for your family to adopt if you have
not already done so. Mother is always doing lovingly thought-
ful things for us, so Sunday we should show her our love, and
“Say It With Flowers”
You will find at our Greenhouses a gorgeous lot of fresh cut
Gladiolas, Sweet Peas, Tulips, Etc., at reasonable prices.
In pots we have Hydrangeas, Tulips, Hyacinths, Geranium.
Gift boxes from $1.50 up. We deliver, are open day and night
and telegraph flowers anywhere in the United States.
Bellefonte, Penna. SNe Y
Telephone 531 TN \
FRANE HUMPHREY'S BODY UNIONVILLE. be group meetings. The fourth quar--
i FOUND IN MOSHANNON.
The body of Frank Humphrey, of
Philipsburg, who mysteriously dis-
appeared on Saturady night, March
16th, was found last Friday morning
in Moshannon creek, near the trol-
ley bridge which crosses the stream,
about five hundred yards from Hawk |
Run. The gruesome discovery was
made by Andrew Charney, of Pardee,
while on his way to Philipsburg. A
foot sticking out of the water near
a clump of underbrush attracted his
attention and investigating he dis-
covered the body of a man, fully
Philipsburg authorities were noti-
fied and as soon as possible the body
was removed from the stream and
an examination and inquest held by
coroner W. R. Heaton. The body
was in a fair state of preservation
and so far as could be ascertained
there were no evidences of foul play.
|Tt will be recalled that on the night
‘of his disappearance Humphrey had
‘been at a private home, at Point
i Lookout, playing cards, and his com-
!panions in the game stated at the
time he left he had put his
money in his trouser’s pocket. A
search of his clothing disclosed a $5
and $2 bill in the watch pocket of his
itrousers. Other articles in his pock-
ets fully established his identity, and
there being no evidence of foul play
the coroner’s jury returned a ver-
dict of accidental death by drowning.
Charney, who found the body, will be
entitled to the reward of $100 offer-
ed for its recovery.
Humphrey was a son of Charles
and Lovenia Humphrey and was born
in Clearfield county over fifty-seven
years ago. He is survived by his
wife and six children, also three
brothers and one sister. Burial was
made in the Philipsburg cemetery on
George Winfield Hamer Jr. and
Rhoda Geraldine Chdplin, both of
Andy Lingle, of Clarence, and An-
nie Chemlik, of Acosta.
Robert BE. McCracken, of Altoona,
and Kathryne M. Stitt, of Mt. Union.
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—Subscribe for the Watchman.
J. H. Finch spent Monday at Ty-
rone among old acquaintances.
Nancy Wright is on the sick list,
suffering from bronchitis and laryngi-
Sunday visitor with her sister,
Philip Alexander, who is in service
in the Navy, is home on a visit with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Alex-
Mrs. Ada Irvin entertained a num-
ber of her friends and relatives at
dinner, on Sunday, in honor of her
- Harold Keatly, of Washington, D.
C., was a week-end visitor at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Charlotte Stere visited with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Stere,
over the week-end, returning to her
school at Mt. Union ou Sunday after-
Mr. and Mrs. John Furl, of Run-
ville, and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Furl,
of Williamsport, made a short visit
with their aunt, Mrs. Clara Leathers,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pletcher, of
Howard, visited friends and relatives
here, Sunday, and attended preaching
services in the evening at the Metho-
The funeral service of Irene Hans-
com, year old baby girl, was conduct-
ed by Rev. Mitchell, Wednesday af-
ternoon, at the home of her aunt,
Mrs. Laura Woleslagle.
Our borough schools, which were
taught by Mrs. Margaret Calhoun,
and Mrs. Arametta Miles, closed last
week. Both teachers have taught here
several terms very successfully.
Mr. Joseph Brugger celebrated his
birthday (which really was on Mon-
day) on Sunday. His daughter and
husband, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Waite,
and his son, Cornelius and family.
spent the day at the parental home.
At the meeting, Tuesday evening,
of the officers of the Oak Ridge ceme-
tery Mrs. Clara Leathers was reelect-
ed president; H. M. Stere secretary,
and J. E. Hall treasurer. Mrs. Estella
Parsons and Mrs. Anna Finch were
The first quarterly conference of
the Milesburg and Unionville M. E.
churches for the year was held here
Tuesday evening, conducted by Rev
Watkins. The places for the second
and third quarterly meetings will be
arranged for later on and will likely
of Altoona, was a
terly meeting was set for Milesburg.
At the regular meeting of the-
school board, on Monday evening, they
elected Mrs. Clara Bullock secretary,
and Mrs. Margaret Holtzworth, treas-
urer. The retiring secretary, J. E.
Hall, had served eight years very
faithfully and conscientiously. They
elected Miss Nell Williams teacher of
the Primary school and J. C. Fox-
teacher of the Grammar school.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Roller attend-
ed the funeral of Mr. Roller’s sister,
Mrs. Jane Curry, in Canada, about
two weeks ago and from there went
to Ohio where they visited with old
friends and relatives. Returning on
Saturday they were accompanied by.
Adda Wilbert, of Ada, Ohio, sister of:
Mr. Roller, and his niece, Mrs. Rae
McBride, of Philadelphia. Mrs. Me--
Bride went on to Philadelphia op
Harold, Junior and Billy Klinger
are all suffering with tonsilitis.
Miss Mary Elizabeth Kline and lit-
tle Richard Zeloski are quarantin-
ed for scarlet fever.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Neff, of
State College, were greatly alarmed,
last Saturday, by the disappearance
of their three year old son, Joseph Jr.
The child was last seen about ten
o'clock and inquiry among the neigh-
bors failed to reveal any trace of him..
A general search was then inaugurat-
ed in which scores of people took part
but it was not until five o'clock in
the evening that he was found on the
golf course of the Centre Hills Coun-
try club. The lad was very tired and
eis si i teri
Mrs. Harry Hoy spent Sunday
evening at the Mervin Hoy home.
The Ladies Aid met, on Saturday:
evening, at the Reformed church.
Fred Lucas and family, of State
College, spent Sunday at his home
here. Mrs. Hogan Long and son also
spent a short time at her home on:
Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Hoy and’
daughter were Bellefonte shoppers on
Saturday. They also called at the
Aaron Fetzer home, in Milesburg,
and at the John Korman home.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haines and’
family and Mrs. Mary Deitz and
daughter spent Sunday at Samuel
Shortlidges, and on their way home:
stopped at the William Weaver home-