Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 07, 1930, Image 4

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Bellefonte, Pa., February 7, 1930
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Items taken from the Watchman issue of
February 6, 1880.
—Sleighs and sleds are running
thick. Everybody is enjoying the
snow and mules, corn crib horses and
everything that can draw a
is being pressed into service.
MARRIED—On the 22nd of Jan-
uary, at the Lutheran parsonage in
Bellefonte, by Rev, I. E. Furst, Jo-
seph H. Hoy, of Pine Grove and
Miss Mary E. Cramer, of near Belle-
On the 29th of January by Rev. J.
Alfred Koser, Henry L. Harpster and
Miss Mary E. Gates, near Rock
Springs Centre county.
—William Cook Carner, 9 year old
son of John C. and Henrietta Car-
ner, died at their home in Hublers-
burg on December 31. The cause of
the fine little boy's death was men-
ingitis. |
—According to the statement of
the auditors of Centre county, which
has just been published. it cost $53,-
264.73 to run the county last year.
The commissioner's clerk got $700.
The jury commissioners got $96.42
and the coumty auditors got $30 a
—The ground hog, confound his
picture, saw his ugly photograph in
the sun, and now it breezes and
wheezes and creaks and shrieks.
Demnition take the ground hog any-
—The Centre County Agricultural
Society met on last Monday evening
to hear the report of the last fair
and elect officers for the year. The
report showed all expenses paid and
$300 on old indebtedness. Officers
elected were: President, Dr, E. W.
Hale, Bellefonte, Vice presidents,
John Rishel, of Benner; Geo. W.
Boal, of Potter; John A, Daley, of
Curtin; William Fry, of Ferguson.
Executive committee—Clement Dale,
chairman, Bellefonte; Austin Curtin,
of Boggs; Wm. Thompson Jr., of
College; A. V. Miller, of Spring;
Dorsey ; Green, of Patton; Isaac
Frain, of Marion. W. F. Reeder, of
Bellefonte, was chosen secretary and
treasurer and Col. James F. Weaver,
of Milesburg, was made librarian.—
Of all this group of well known men
in their day only one, Capt. W. H.
Fry, of Pine Grove Mills, survives—
.~—Y. 8. Welsh, of Marsh Creek, re-
ports that on January 12th he sowed
a patch orf rye and onthe 26th he
planted both onions and potatoes,
~~—Bellefonte that furnishes more
trade for and pays more money to
the Bald Eagle Valley R. R. than
any five of its stations put together
has the ugliest and most inconven-
ient station along its entire route.
There are rumors that a handsome
new depot over the race is to be
built with the coming of spring. We
hope such rumors have some founda-
tion. ’
—A revival of business
branches may be fixed and certain,
but it hasn’t benefitted mechanics
hereabouts much as yet. One of the
most willing and capable carpenters
in Bellefonte told us yesterday that
he had only four dollars worth of
work during the entire month of
—The sheriff has nine boarders at
the present time.
—The wonderful Engle clock to be
exhibited here on the 12th, 13th and
14th will draw great crowds.
—Philipsburg is improving faster
than any town in the county. Prop-
erty there has increased 209% in val-
ue during the past year and still has
an upward tendency.
—While tearing down the old Jer-
emiah Furey residence at the foot of
Nittany mountain, in Spring town-
ship, near the Swartz estate, there
was found tucked away in a crack of
one of the logs of the house
a Democratic electoral ballot
for President in 1824. That
was when Andrew Jackson ran. The
ballot was perfectly preserved and
names of local candidates are very
distinct. Among them were James
Potter, William Bindle, Samuel Mc-
Kean and William Thompson.
—Under a stump pulled on the
Newlin Hall farm near Howard, was
found an Indian tomahawk. It is of
that it is believed to have been one
of the axes that Wm. Penn furnish-
ed the Indians at the time of the
treaty. The fact that it was evident-
ly lost before the tree started to
grow and was on the “trail” leading
by Snow Shoe, Clearfield and west
leads us to imagine that it might
have been used to knock thunder out
of our own or somebody else’s ances-
———James Morrow, who has been
in charge of the canning factory at
Rockview penitentiary the past sev-
eral years, tendered his resigmation
on Monday, effective February 15th.
1 as the new address. |
cutter |
in some
unusual design and so large’
McMANUS--Living for ninety years
in the house in which she was born
early in 1840, Miss Margaret Louise
McManus passed away in the same
dwelling about noon on Tuesday.
She had been confined to bed for
five years and her death was the
result of general debility.
She was a daughter of James and
Jane Armor McManus, who came to
Bellefonte from Carlisle as a young
married couple and located in a
| small house on Spring street, where
the home of George R. Meek now
stands. From there they moved to
the McManus home, on Allegheny
street, which is now among the old
{landmarks of the town. The elder
{McManus was a lawyer and a more
‘or less influential Democratic politi-
the cian, so that the family was also
prominent socially.
_. Miss McManus was educated in the
schools of Bellefonte and at Dr. Kil-
'lykelly’s finishing school at Paradise.
Lancaster county. In her younger
days she was a charming and popu-
lar member in Bellefonte’s social life,
Some fifty years ago she developed
!spinal trouble as the result of which
'she was confined to bed seven years.
'Since then she had never enjoyed
perfect health.
Her only sister, Mrs. W. S. Zeller,
died eight years ago and her only
near relatives in Bellefonte is a cous-
in, Mrs. Samuel B. Miller, and a sec-
ond cousin, Miss Armor.
Funeral services will be held at
her late home at three o’clock this
(Friday) afternoon, by Rev. Stuart
‘Gast, of St. John’s Episcopal church,
burial to be made in the Union cem-
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MARTIN.—Daniel H. Martin pass-
ed away, last Friday, at the family
home, on north Allegheny street,
following an illness of over four
years, having been confined to his
!bed for over three months.
He was a son of John and Cather-
ine Martin and was born at Howard
on October 23rd, 1878, hence had
reached the age of 51 years, 3
months and 9 days. When he was
yet a boy the family moved to Miles-
burg where Mr. Martin served as
postmaster during both of President
Cleveland's administrations and Dan-
iel, though only a boy, served as his
assistant. When he grew to man-
hood he went to Steubenvile, Ohio,
where for thirty years he worked as
a street car conductor. Failing
health compelled him to relinquish
his job and he returned to his home
in Bellefonte.
His father died some years ago
but surviving him are his mother,
three brothers and one sister, James
Patrick and John Martin, of Belle-
fonte, and Mrs. H. P. Barnhart, of
Steubenville, Ohio, Funeral services
were held in St. John’s Catholic
church, at 10 o'clock on Tuesday
morning, by Rev. W. E. Downes,
burial being made in the Catholic
cemetery. 7
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MILLER.—Carl Arthur Miller, of
Bellefonte, passed away at the Jersey
Shore hospital, at five o'clock last
Friday morning, following a prolong-
ed illness with heart trouble. He
had been a patient in the hospital
for nine weeks.
He was a son of James and Mary
Miller and was born near Bellefonte
on October 1st, 1904, hence was 25
years ana 4 months old. His mother
is dead but surviving him are his
father and the following brothers
and sisters: Mrs. Samuel Shultz and
Mrs. Nevin Smith, of Bellefonte;
Mrs. Willard Emenhizer and Herbert
S. Miller, of Coleville; Mrs. Lawrence
Hines, of Washington, D. C.; Mrs.
John Poorman, Margaret and Minnie
Miller, at home.
The remains were brought to Belle-
fonte and taken to the Miller home,
in Spring township, where funeral
services were held at 2:30 o'clock on
Monday afternoon, by Rev. William
H. Kerry, of the Free Methodist
church. Burial was made in the Sun-
nyside cemetery.
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McCAFFERTY— R. L. McCafferty
'died at his home at Conyingham,
Pa., on Thursday morning, January
30, as a result of a stroke of paraly-
sis he had suffered two months be-
Deceased was a son of Charles and
Catherine Williams McCafferty and
{was born in Bellefonte 67 years ago.
His eaftly life was spent here, but
as a young man he left Bellefonte
for occupation elsewhere, finally lo-
cating permanently at Conyingham.
He is survived by the following
children: Mrs, ~ Geo. H. Miller, of
Conyingham; Viola and Jack, at
home. One brother, Charles K. Mc-
Cafferty, well known banker of Brad-
‘ford, also survives.
Funeral services were held Satur-
day, February 1, in the Mt. Grove
| Union church and interment was
made in the Mt. Union cemetery.
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WILLIAMS.—George W. Williams,
a native of Centre county, died at His
-home near Sproul, Blair county, on
Friday night, following two day's
illness as the result of a cerebral
He was a son of George and
Catherine Williams and was born at
Martha Furnace on September 23rd,
11870. He was twice married, his
{first wife having been Miss Ellen
| Farber and his second Mrs. Marga-
{ret Ickes. The latter survives with
{three sons and a step-daughter. He
|also leaves four brothers and one
| sister, Walter and Berch Williams, |
of State College; Howard, of Pitts-
| burgh; James, of Bellefonte, and
widow of the late William Sellers,
ing, at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Clark Ellenberger, at Warriors-
a complication of diseases.
She was a daughter of Jonas and
Elizabeth Stine, one of the best
known families in upper Buffalo Run
valley, and was born at Matternville
on March 8th, 1863, hence was not
quite 67 years old, In 1879 she mar-
ried William Sellers and a good part
of their married life was spent in
Patton township. Her husband died
several years ago but surviving her
are the following children: John R.
Sellers, Mrs. William Lykens and
William J. B. Sellers, of Warriors-
mark; Mrs. Robert Austin, of Ty-
rone, and Mrs. Clark Ellenberger, of
father and the following brothers
and sisters: Mrs. David R. Thomas,
! Loveville; Mrs. A. C. Thomas, Wad-
|dle; Mrs. Sarah Hoy, State College;
(Mrs. George H. Gates, Altoona;
| George and John Stine, of Mattern-
| ville, and Jonas, of State College.
| She was a member of the Metho-
| dist church and funeral services were
held in the Methodist church at Dun-
garvin, at two o'clock on Tuesday af-
termoon, by Rev. Arthur Price, the
remains being taken to Gray's cem-
'etery for burial.
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NEIDIGH.—William A. Neidigh, a
native of College township, died at
one o'clock last Friday afternoon,
at the home of his daughter, Mrs,
Edward J. Harris, at Homewood,
near. Tyrone, following a prolonged
illness with a complication of dis-
He was a son of John H. and
Rebecca Strouse Neidigh and was
born near State College on June
19th, 1857, hence was in his 73rd
year, On July 4th, 1882, he mar-
ried Miss Mary Ellen Johnstonbaugh,
at Boalsburg, and for a number of
years they lived at State College
where he followed the occupation of
a laborer. Later he moved to Ty-
rone where he was in the employ
of the. West Virginia Pulp and Pa-
per company. He was a member of
the Reformed church for many
He is survived by his wife and
two daughters, Mrs. Charles Simp-
son, of Pennsylvania Furnace, and
Mrs, Harris, of Homewood. Funer-
al services were held at the Harris
home, at two o'clock on Sunday
afternoon, by Rev. Edward M. Mor-
gan, the remains being taken to
Pine Hall for burial,
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TRESSLER.—Following a general
decline in health Jonathan Tressler,
one of theold timeand very highly
esteemed residents of Harris town-
ship, passed away on January
16th. He was a son of Isaac
and Sarah Dauberman Tressler and
was born on the farm on which he
died 74 years ago. All his life was
devoted to tilling the soil. In his ear-
ly life he occupied one of the Baker
farms, near Linden Hall, and later
lived for a few years on the Boal
farm, near Boalsburg. He then re-
turned to the ola homestead between
Oak Hall and Linden Hall where he
rounded out his life.
As a young man he married Miss
Alice Rupp who died many years
ago, but he is survived by one son,
William Tressler, with whom he
made his home. He also leaves two
brothers and one sister, J. Wesley
Tressler, of Centre Hall; Calvin, of
Detroit, Mich.,, and Mrs. John Getz,
of Lemont. :
Funeral services were held at his
late home on January 20th by Rev.
W. W. Moyer, burial being made in
the Boalsburg cemetery. t
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GARDNER.—Robert B. Gardner, a
native of Centre county, died at his
home in Pittsburgh, on Tuesday of
last week, following a long illness
with a complication of diseases.
He was a son of Wilson and Sarah
Keichline Gardner and was born in
Ferguson township about fifty eight 3
years ago. His boyhood days were
spent on the home farm but he had
been a resident of Pittsburgh for
many years. In that city he was
connected with the McCullough Elec-
trical company and had been quite
successful in a business way.
He married Miss Sarah Lytle, of
Syracuse, N. Y. who survives with
one son, Robert Jr. He also leaves
one brother and a sister, William
Gandner, of Rock Springs, and Mrs.
Thomas M. Gates, of Altoona.
He was a member of the Presby-
terian church all his life. The fun-
eral was held on Sunday afternoon,
(butial being made in Pittsburgh.
nal price tag of anyrug during Feb-
ruary furniture sale.—W. R. Brach-
bill, Bellefonte, Pa. 6-1t
The ladies of St. John’s Cath-
olic church will hold their annual
bazaar February 12th to 15th inclu-
sive. It will open with a sauer
kraut supper on Wednesday evening,
the 12th from 5 to 8 o’clock, in the
rooms of the Catholic Daughters of
America. The bazaar proper will be
held in the rooms over the Bellefonte
Trust Co, where many beautiful
and useful articles will be on display.
Refreshments will be served. There
will also be games and amusements
in abundance. Everybody invited.
: B2t
—Save 109% to 309% February
1st to February 16th at W. R. Brach-
Mr. Morrow is interested in a can- | Martha, of Derry. Funeral services bill's Furniture Store. All reductions
ning factory near Syracuse, N. Y.,
and will go there to take charge of
the plant.
were held on Monday afternoon,
burial ‘being made in the Holsinger
from original price tags.
SELLERS—Mrs. Catherine Sellers,
for. many years residents of Buffalo
Run valley, "died on Saturday even-
mark, following a long illness with -
discount from the origi-
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The letter that follows is from
'L, C. Wetzel, a native of Centre
ago to enter the employ of the
Toledo, Ohio, Scale Co, He made
Warriorsmark. She also leaves her good and has risen to a position of
importance in the organization of
that company, Mr. Wetzel is sent to
points where new factories are to
be located to make the prelimina-
ry survey, supervise the building
and get the plant started. He was
for a long time in Canada, when
the Toledo Co., built its new plants
there, Now he is in Belgium and
in a letter to his brother, Charles E.
Wetzel, of this place, tells something
of his observations and concludes by
doing a bit of philosphizing in
Antwerp, Belgium
Sept. 25, 1929.
Dear Brother and All:
Well. this is the 25th of Septem-
ber and the summer is gone. I
don’t know when I have experienced
as fine a one as this has been, so
far as weather conditions are con-
cerned, having an easy time and
seeing a lot of interesting things,
We haven't gotten located yet as
we won't be able to get into our
building until about November 1st.
Meanwhile I have made one three
day business trip to Paris. on which
Charlotte accompanied me.
We ' have been to Brussels
The Hague. At the latter place
went through the Queen's
and, also the Peace Palace,
the world court is held It
wonderful buildng.
I am doing considerable running
around looking over territory I will
eventually undertake to develop and
that has taken us to Ostend. Bruges,
Ghent and a lot more places. In
nearly every town or city we see
some reminders of the war, but not
so many as I had expected.
Just in front of our office a new
building is going up on a lot that
was swept clean by the guns of one
army or another.
The Belgians are a wonderfully
fine lot. We don’t understand what
they say, yet we manage to get
along without much difficulty and
have not had an unpleasant situation
develop since we arrived,
When at The Hague, last Sunday,
is a
we went into three Dutch Reform- |
ed churches, one of which the Queen
attends. In one they took up three
different collections,
I never thought there were
many cows in any country as are
- to be seen in Holland. Most of the
land being under sea level is kept
partially dry by large main canals
and smaller laterals. On such ter-
rain grass grows prolifically and I
suppose they have to have lots of
cows to eat it up. They don’t grow !
much grain, however,
We often wish that you all could
see Europe as we are doing, After
all there is not so much difference
in the hearts of the people here.
They are different, really only as to
who left here some years
SO |
| customs and language. I have made
iup a . few lines. which express in a
_ sort: of way: what I mean in’ “this
respect: i :
We walk through the “streets of Antwerp
i And many strange sights behold,
" Some buildings that are modern
i Others moss covered anc old.
: We meet thousands of
! people
On busy streets, as we go,
They all are talking and laughing
But not a word of it do we know.
and thousands
' We do not understand their language,
! Or the meaning of what they say,
So we just keep on a smiling
And seem to get through that way.
In walking the streets of a city
Wherever I happen to be
I find that God made most children
Very little different from me.
Music to the Editor's Ear
DuBois, Pa., 1-15-30
Dear Sir:
We look forward with much de-
light to the weekly visits of your, to
us, invaluable paper. There are so
many things in it that interest and
entertain us. It is not because we
are away from home, for were I liv-
ing in Centre county; yes, Bellefonte
I would read it, it seems with even
greater pleasure.,
“Panning” the School Board
“This is what a certain taxpayer
thinks of our borough school board.
A few years ago they spent $6,000
for the old steam heat plant and
grounds. One mistake was that they
were not put into the plant and
roasted for six hours before it was
torn down. Now what have they
got for the money spent?
Two years ago, or better, they
bought the Dale property and spent
$18,000. What have they got there?
One of the most dangerous places
for children that they could have
found. Even with two police they
can’t keep them off the highways.
Were they looking for the safety of
the children?
What else happened? Children
are not all permitted to go to school
at 9 o'clock in the morning, as they
should, for want of room. Would
you think that was a wise buy?
What was the next move? They
paid $17,000 for an armory and what
have they got there?
spend $20,000 more on it and then
not have it where it ought to be.
The next move will probably be to
close Spring street at that point.
Now what are they at. They want
to close part of Lamb street, one of
the only two streets leading from the
highway, west.
Fence up the town and business
will go elsewhere, Build a fence
around the $6,000 plot south of Lamb
street, and turn the school directors
iin to play “bull in the ring.” It is
| high time to appoint a commission to
keep a check on them.
I would suggest our county detec-
tive Boden be made chairman of
such a commission.
—-—All told Judge M. Ward Flem-
"ing has so far nineteen weeks’ as-
signment for holding court in other
counties during the year, This in-
cludes four weeks in criminal court
in Pittsburgh.
, ——The February sale of furniture
{and rugs at W. R. Brachbill's Fur-
niture Store will positively
February 15th.
They can ;
Listen for the wedding bells—they
are dated for the near future. 3
Mrs. C. K. Brugger, who has been
seriously’ ill, is reported some better
at this writing.
Mrs. Susie Irwin, of Bellefonte,
was a Sunday visitor with her broth-
er, J. R. Williams and family.
Mrs. Bertha Williams, who has
been sick for several weeks, was
taken to the Geisinger hospital for
Miss Nell Williams is on the list
of radio owners, having purchased
one a few days ago from the McEl-
wain Bros.
Mrs. Estella Parsons, who has
been nursing Mrs. Josephine Alex-
ander, at State College, was a caller
in town Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Carper, who came in-
to our community a few months
ago from Ohio, were received into
the Methodist church last Sunday,
by letter.
Mrs. J. N. Holt and daughter Le-
nore returned, last Friday evening,
from a very delightful visit with
friends and relatives in Pittsburgh
and Ohio.
A birthday party was held at the
home of Mrs. Jennie Taylor, up the
Pike, on Tuesday evening, in honor
of her birthday. A number of her
friends from town were among the
jolly crowd.
The Women’s club met at the
home of Mrs. George Bullock. last
; Friday evening, for the special pur-
: pose of presenting one of their mem-
‘bers, Miss Grace Smith, a sister of
, surprised to find her sisters,
| Phone Bellefonte, 333-R.
Mrs. Bullock, whose engagement to
Mr. Foster, of State College, was re-
cently ‘announced, with a beautiful
electric lamp. It was all cunningly
planned, Mrs. Sue McEwen having
invited Miss Smith to dinner and
when she returned was wonderfully
Katherine, of Snow Shoe, and Mrs.
Pauline Peters, of State College, and
a number of other friends waiting
to spend the evening with her. Mrs.
Pauline Peters and Miss Katherine
Smith were over week-end visitors
with their relatives, Mr. and Mrs,
George Bullock.
Wesley W. Tate, et ux, to
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
tract in Benner Twp.; $2,000.
Harold B. Shattuck et ux, to
Maude Henszey, tract in State Col-
lege; $1.
Francis L. Mooney, of Altoona, and
Mary C. Smith, of Philipsburg.
Charles A. Burns, of Unionville,
and Mildred Mae Mann, of Howard.
9:30 A, M.,, Bible school.
10:45 A. M., Morning service; Ser-
mon: “The Transfiguration.”
7:30 P. M., Evening service ser-
mon: “Three Views of a Man.”
Clarence E. Arnold, Pastor.
AFE FOR SALE.—Small office safe in
ood condition. Call at Beezer's
Bellefonte, Pa. 75-6-2t*
OR RENT OR SALE.—Seven room
F house, on Howard St. All modern
conveniences. Apply to Mrs. Charles
Harrison, 75-6-tf
C. Smith Typewriter, in excellent
condition. eap for quick sale.
Pontiac Coupe
Chevrolet Coach
Chevrolet Sedan
1923 Ford Coupe all new tires . ;
1923 Ford Touring : :
1925 Ford Pick-up rater . : .
1923 Ford Ton Truck ce aaa
1929 Ford Model “A” Business Coupe : :
1928 Chevrolet Sedan . ; : .
1927 Chrysler Sedan 3 . : .
1927 Chevrolet Roadster . . . :
1927 Chrysler Coach . Z ; .
1926 Cleveland Touring : . . .
1927 Chevrolet Imperial . ; ; .
1927 Chevrolet Coach : .
Special Used Car Bargains
Cars that Cannot be Matched Elsewhere for Price Value
All Cars listed have been carefully inspected by our trained mechanics.
bargains will be given on used cars for the next three days ending January 27.
Trade your present Car as part down-payment, balance to suit you.
Ask About Discount on Prices Listed
1926 Ford Sedan . . ‘ . ‘ ‘ , .
1925 Rollin Coupe ; g . : y : . .
1926 Ford Coupe ; . : . : : . .
We have a few 1929 Model Chevrolets left at reduced prices.
New and Used while they last.
Decker Chevrolet Co.,
Corner Spring and High Streets .... BELLEFONTE, PA.
$ 25.00