Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 06, 1931, Image 4

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Bellefonte, Pa., March 6, 1951.
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In the case of the Commonwealth
vs. Elsie Taylor, charged with aid-
ing a prisoner to escape, which was
on trial when the Watchman went
to press last week, the jury return-
eda verdict of not guilty and put
the costs on the county.
Commonwelath vs, Cloyd John-
stonbaugh, charged with larceny.
Prosecutor, W. F. McClellan. The
jury returned a verdict of guilty and
the defendant was sentenced to pay
the costs of prosecution, a dollar
fine and undergo imprisonment in
the Huntington reformatory.
Lee Confer went on trial on the
charge of passing worthless checks,
M. W. Schreffler being the prosecu-
tor. After hearing the Common-
wealth's testimony the court direct-
ed a verdict of not guilty but sub-|
mitted the question of costs to the
jury, which divided the same be-
tween the prosecutor and defendant.
Commonwealth vs. Kate Wagner,
indicted for larceny. Prosecutor,
Leo Boden, county detective. De-
fendant plead guilty and was sen-
tenced to pay the costs and placed
on probation for three years,
Commonwealth vs. Gordon Walk,
charged with assault and battery
by J. E. Burget. The jury return-
ed a verdict of guilty and he was
sentenced to pay the costs of prose-
cution and a fine of $10.
Doris Reed plead guilty to a
violation of the liquor laws and was
sentenced to pay the costs of pros-
ecution and $100 fine.
In the case of the Commonwealth
VS. Ernest Leitch and Walter
Leitch, charged with stealing chick-
ens, the grand jury ignored the
bill as to Walter while Ernest stood
trial. The prosecutor in the case
was Richard E. Jones, of the State
police. The jury found the defend-
ant guilty and he was sentenced
to pay the costs of prosecution, a
dollar fine and undergo imprison-
ment in the western penitentiary
for not less than eighteen months
nor more than three years.
Commonwealth vs, Walter Barn-
hart, indicted for breaking and en-
tering, larceny and receiving stolen
goods. Prosecutor, T. W. Fisher.
The jury returned a verdict of not
guilty on the first count but guilty
on the second and third, and he
was sentenced to pay the costs of
prosecution, a dollar fine and im-
prisonment in the county jail for not
less than six months nor more than
a year.
The first case taken up when
court convened, on Monday morning,
was that of George Millervs. D. P.
Brink, an action of trespass grow-
ing out of an execution process is-
sued by justice of the peace Wood-
ring, of Newtown, in Rush township,
in the suit of J. L. Mark against
George Miller and wife, and placed
in the hands of the defendant, as
constable for service. The plain-
tiff claimed the right of exemption
to the amount of $300 and an ap-
praisement was made by two men, |
residents of Clearfield county. When |
it was discovered that such an ap-
praisement was illegal another ap-
praisement was made by two resi-
dents of Centre county. The con-
tention of the plaintiff was that the
constable exceeded his authority in
making sale of his property. The
jury returned a verdict in favor of |
the plaintiff for $797.00.
The next case was that of Poly-
doros Baroutsis against George J.
Gregory, an action in ejectment for
a strip of land 4% inches wide on
the border line of their respective
abutting properties in State College
borough, claimed by both the plaintiff |
and defendant. The plaintiff offered
his record title and rested. When
the defendant offered his title it
was not consistent with the plead-
ings in the case. Defendant moved
to amend his pleadings, the plain-
tiff pleaded surprise and the case’
went over. |
udy—Clarke Harpster
and Miss Harriet M. Judy, both of
Pennsylvania Furnace, were mar-|
ried, Saturday of last week, by Rev.
Samuel B. Brown at his residence |
in Baileyville. They were attended
by Mr.and Mrs. James Port. Follow- |
ing the ceremony they motored to!
the bride's home where a wedding
feast was served, The bride is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
Judy and is a charming young wo- | the spring while
man. The bridegroom is a son of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Harpster. He | ple mill siution kept the water
is a plumber by trade and the ply at a normal pressure
young couple will locate in Bailey- | the reason that the break
ary Circle.
‘and Missions;"
| died very suddenly at his home at
Moshannon, on February 15th, He
had been troubled with rheumatism
| ‘held by Mrs. Hannah E, Osman, at
' for several years but had been able
‘to look after his rarm work as
‘usual. In fact he was up and
He was a son of Thomas and
Mary O'Connor Gleason and was
‘born near Snow Shoe on June 15th,
| 1866, making his age 64 years and
8 months. In addition to farming
‘he operated a threshing outfit dur-
‘ing the fall months. He never mar-
ried but is survived by the follow-
ing brothers and sisters. Patrick
Gleason, of Chicago; Maurice, James
and Mrs. Catherine O'Connor, of
Philadelphia; Mrs. Thomas Tubridy,
‘of Moshannon; Edward, of Barnes-
‘boro; Mrs. Margaret Steinkerchner,
of Detroit, Mich., and Miss Johanna,
‘at home.
. Rev. J. F. Connelly had charge of
‘the funeral services which were
‘held in St, Mary's church, Snow
| Shoe, on February 19th, burial be-
ing made in St. Mary's cemetery.
WEAVER — Benjamin Weaver died
‘at his home at Northwood, near Ty-
rone, last Thursday morning, fol-
lowing a long illness with cancer,
| He was born in upper Bald Eagle
valley on July 30th, 1854, hence was
in his 77th year. He was a mem-
ber of the United Brethren church
and the Tyrone camp P. O. S. of A.
In 1882 he married Miss Maude
Garber who survives with the fol-
lowing children: Mrs. David Fink,
Lloyd H. and Charles H. Weaver, of
Northwood; Frank, of Irwin; Mrs.
Earl Boonie, of Neff’s Mills; Mrs.
| Martin Kline, of McClure, and Mrs.
‘John H. Gill, of Julian. He also
leaves one brother and five sisters,
Funeral services were held in the
‘and little niece,
A delightful quilting party was
her home in College township, on
Wednesday and Thursday, February
25th and 26th. Three quilts and a
comfort were quilted. Mrs. Osman
years, and personally planned the
consisting largely of home-grown
articles of food which had been well
canned, dried, etc. and stored by
her. A large number of neighbors
relatives and friends were present,
namely: Mrs. Hannah E. Osman,
Miss Sara Hubler, Mrs. John Wertz,
Mrs. Edward Corl, Mrs. Lydia
Neidigh, Mrs. John L, Holmes, Mrs.
Charles Witmer, Miss Mary Lytle,
Mrs. Charles Shearer and son, Mrs.
Joseph Hoy Sr., Mrs. John T. Ross,
Mrs. Marian Johnson, Mrs. Charles
Homan and daughter Luella, Mrs.
Frank Krumrine, Mrs. James Fox
Barbara Bonson,
Mrs. Sidney Neidigh, Mrs. Newton
Hoy, Mrs, Lydia Houser, Mrs. W.
A. Fye, Mrs. Luther Fye, Mrs.
Madison Corl, Mrs. Maude McCor-
mick, Miss Mae Kreamer, Miss
Bernice Knoche, Mrs. Henry Bloom,
| Mt. Pleasant United Brethren church,
last Saturday afternoon, by Rev.
John Watson, of Tyrone, assisted
/by Rev. Welch, of Port Matilda,
| burial being made in Mt. Pleasant
| cemetery.
fl I!
SHAY.—Samuel Shay died at his
home, at Howard, on February 21st,
following an illness of some months
with heart trouble, He
'a son of John and Elizabeth Shay
{and was born at Rock Hill Furnace
86 years ago. In 1878 he married
Miss Sarah Hannah who survives
with the following children: William
Shay, of Port Matilda; John, of
Renovo; Rodney and Morris, of
Howard; Jacob, Mrs. Esther Baney
‘and Mack, of Bellefonte; Mrs. Mil-
dred Markle, of Pleasant Gap, and
Theodore, of Curtin. He also leaves
thirty four grand-children. Burial
was made in the Catholic cemetery
at Howard on February 24th,
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SMELTZER.—Albert W. Smeltzer,
retired farmer of Spring township,
died on Wednesday night of last
webk, at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. T. E. Jodon, at Pleasant Gap.
Mrs. John Bowersox, John Wertz
and John Bowersox, all on Wednes-
On Thursday Mrs. Hannah Hoy,
Mrs. Charles Strouse, Mrs. Chester
McCormick, Mrs. Frances Knoche,
Mrs. Kate Osman, Miss Cora Corl,
Mrs, Fred Markle, Mrs. James
Markle, Mrs. Alvin Corl, Mrs. Earl
Smeltzer and son, Mrs. Homer
Grubb, Mrs. Al Henninger, Mrs.
Charles Rudy and son, Mrs. Jacob
Neidigh, Mrs. Esther Richey, Mrs.
C. M. Fry, of Altoona; Mrs. John
Lytle, Mrs, Lloyd Cronemiller, and
Miss Esther Neidigh, of Juniata.
Central Pennsylvania Alumni
of Susquehanna University will gath-
er at Laird’s tea room, State Col-
lege, next Monday night, March 9,
for a get-together meeting. Rev.
John Harkins, of State College, is
president of this district association.
Dr. George E. Fisher head of the de-
partment of science at Susquehanna,
will be the guest speaker.
—It is gratifying to know that
the Wickersham Commission didn't
name Pennsylvania as the wettest
State in the Union. New Jersey
has that unenviable distinction.
And knowing Pennsylvania as we do |
we understand how wet New Jersey
must be in order to merit it.
-——World War veterans who want
to borrow on their compensation
certificates should get in touch with
He was a son of George and Eliza-
beth Smeltzer and was 85 years old.
His wife died twelve years ago but
two sons, Mrs, Jodon, mentioned
above; W. C. Smeltzer, of Bellefonte,
and A. D. Smeltzer, of Pleasant Gap. |
He also leaves two sisters, Mrs.
Samuel Hoy, of Howard, and Mrs.
W. D. Custard, of State College,
The funeral was held on Saturday
afternoon, burial being made at
Pleasant Gap.
In court at Hollidaysburg, on Mon-
‘day, Thomas Ammerman, 45, Belle- to 10 cents a quart.
fonte, who has a record it was
said for larceny, pleaded guilty to
breaking into cabin cars of the
Pennsylvania Railroad company and ;,
| stealing articles from the
'of the trainmen.
William B. Swartz, liaison officer of
Nittany Post, 245, A. L. of State
‘Bruce Harmon over
Some of our farmers have begun
plowing for the spring crops.
J. A. Gummo is having a well
drilled on his farm for water.
Mrs. Clair Shaffer spent the week- Ring
end with friends in Johnstown. i
John F. Kimport is handling the
ribbons over a new team of horses,
Mrs. James P. Aikens is away on
a trip to Harrisburg and Philadel-
E. J. Klinger, of Lemont, mingled
with the Odd Fellows in town, on
W. J. Dean, who has been serious-
ly ill in the Centre County hospital,
is improving.
Will Murtorff spent the latter end
of the week visiting his son Adam, |
in Pittsburgh.
Earl Neidigh has signed up as
Mrs. A. C. Kepler's farmer during
the coming year.
Roy Wieland, of Franklinville, was
a visitor at the M. C. Wieland
home, on Tuesday.
Fred Corl, of Altoona, spent the
early part of the week with his
mother, on Wall street.
Mrs. David Ewing and Mrs. L. R. [go
Porter spent several days, last week,
with friends at Alexandria.
John Glenn visited Tyrone
the latter end of the week.
Master Francis Fry, of Altoona, is Z
visiting Centre county friends mak-
ing his headquarters at Rock Springs.
Several State College ladies were
in this section, on Friday, looking
up the burial places of revolutionary =
Mrs. Catherine Philips had as
her guests, during the latter part
of the week, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, i
of Woolrich.
Mack Fry took Mr.
to Saulsburg,
Sunday, to see Mr, Harmon's father,
who is quite ill
Mrs. J, A. Glenn, who had beena
patient in a Harrisburg hospital for | !
some weeks, has returned home and
is convalescing nicely.
Mrs. C. M. Fry and Mrs.
Ritchie motored down from Altoona
and spent a day with Mrs. Hannah
Osman, at Pine Hall.
sawed on the Goss tract to be used
in the construction of the new
federal penitentiary at Lewisburg.
Last Wednesday evening the
men's Bible class, of Baileyville, |
were entertained at the Ed Isenberg
Pennsvalley lodge No.
Twenty-six members were
276, 1 O. |
10. F. will present 25 year jewels to |
aclass of about a dozen eligibles
tomorrow evening, A full turn out
is urged. |
The young women's Bible class |
of the Presbyterian church were en- |
tertained at the Miss Nellie Dodd
home, last Thursday evening. Re-|
freshments were served.
H. H. Goss and wife motored to
Beaver Springs to see Mr, and Mrs.
College. Mr. Swartz is ready to as-, James Dreese, both of whom have |
sist anyone who applies to him.
~The Penn State glee club has won |
the State championship again and
| will to New York to compete in’
he is survived by one daughter dnd ge pe
the national contest on March 14.
——Al. Capone's help to Mayor
Thompson, of Chicago, is an exem-
plification of the adage that “there
is honor among thieves.”
——Mr. and Mrs. James K. Barn-
hart entertained last night at the
Talleyrand, with a dinner of
-——Bellefonte milk dealers have
reduced the price of milk from 12
— i
Miss Anna Muffly visited friends |
Clearfield last week. i
Mrs. Philip Barr and children, of |
He was charged pieggant Gap, are visiting her sister, ;
with stealing a watch and chain to Mrs. M. E. Pletcher.
the value of $35. J. D. Giles, pres-
ecutor, said the man had been car-
rying on this nefarious work for
some time and that he has quite a
criminal record, having done time
for robbery at Basmimore, Buffalo
and other places. Ammerman said
that he was formerly employed by
a railroad company at Buffalo, and |
said the reason he stole was that
he was out of work. He was sen-
tenced to serve a term of one year |
in the workhouse. i
A missionary oratorical contest
‘was held in the Evangelical church,| The Communit ealth Service | :
on Monday evening, under the aus- | y H ce | Lawrence Tibbett and Great Caste in
pices of the Young People’s Mission- |
There were four con- |
|testants, Miss Catherine Peters,
whose topic was “Money Talks;"
Miss Roxey Johnson, “Gingerbread
Miss Pearl Rote,
“Anna Arrives,” and Boyd Osman,
whose subject was “The Missionary
Rose Garden.”
The judges were Rev. C. E. Ar-
nold, James R. Hughes and Miss
Elizabeth Heineman and they select-
ed as the winner Miss Peters, who
was awarded a beautiful silver pin.
——There was a break in the big
water main on south Water street,
on Wednesday, but very few knew
of it. The Water street section
was cut off by closing the valve on
High street and the one out near
main was re-
paired. Th big pump at the Gam-
which was
Rev. W. E. Yingling pastor of the
lical church, is attending |
conference at Carlisle, Pa.
Mrs. Harry Butler entertained the
ladies Bible class of the Evangelical |
church at her home Thursday eve-
Mrs, Joseph Delong and little
son of Blanchard, spent Friday with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. |
Mrs. Stella Williams is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. P. C. Cauffiel, of |
Johnstown, and Mrs. George Griffith,
of Ebensburg, i
Word has been received by friends
of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Pletcher of |
Clearfield, that their home was de-'
stroyed by fire Monday.
held their regular monthly meeting
at the home of Mrs. Willard
Dowell, on Tuesday afternoon.
The members of the men's Bible |
class, of the Methodist church en-
joyed a baked ham dinner served in
the basement of the church, Friday
Mr. and Mrs. Girard Altenderfer
drove to Huntingdon, Sunday after-
noon, to visit Mrs. H. J, Lutz, of
State College, who is a patient in the
Blair Memorial hospital.
Miss Kathryn Schenck, a student
nurse in the Sibley hospital, in
Washington, D. C., is sev
eral weeks with her parents, Mr. |
and Mrs. Herbert Schenck.
The cooking class taught by Miss
Alexson met, Monday afternoon, at
the home of Mrs. Ruth K. Wolfe.
The next meeting will be Monday,
March Oth, at the home of Miss
Anna Muffly.
Mrs. Fred E. Pletcher, who hhs
been suffering with an abscess in
her ear was admitted to the Centre
County hospital, Friday, where Dr |
Hoffman lanced the abscess. She
no inconvenience.
returned to her home the same day.
"been quite
Baileyville held their monthly meet-
ill with the grip. Be-|
fore her marriage to Mr. Dreese, it
will be recalled, Mrs. Dreese was
Mrs. Amelia Koch.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dean, newly
weds, of Stormstown, were callers at
the W. R. Port home, on Sunday.
Earl Johnson and family, of Phil-|
adelphia, spent the early part of
the week with his parents, Mr. and |
Mrs. Joseph E. Johnson,
The entertainment given by the
pupils of the Pine Grove schools,
Friday and Saturday evenings, prov-
ed unusually interesting to the large |
crowds that attended both evenings. |
ten ‘Every one who took part carried |
his or her part splendidly.
The I. W. T. missionary band, cf |
ing at the A, L. Albright ne
with fifty members present. A |
sumptuous dinner was served. Of-
ficers of the band are Miss
trude Miller, president; Miss Bettie
Goheen, vice president; secre hy
Helen Patterson; treasurer, A,
Albright. ;
BE ——_——
Buster Keaton, Cliff Edwards,
Charlotte Greenwood in
Matinee Daily at 1:30
Victor McLaglen, Fay Wray,
Lew Cody in
Warner Bros. and Vitaphone Fresent
Bebe Daniels, Lewis Stone in
George O'Brien, Warren Hymer in
Return Showing of Colin Clive and
Star Cast in
James Williams and Mrs, Uc
and Mrs. 5)
Esther SA
large bill of lumber is being
A number of visitors from Altoona
and State College attended the meet-
ing of Lady Rebekah lodge, No. 137,
on Monday evening. Refreshments
were served and the 110 covers laid
were all taken. On eve-
the seventh birthday class
was in charge of the regular meet-
ing, at which time thirteen new
members were initiated. Members
of the birthday class were Ruth
Frank, Maude Miller, Carrie Wieland,
Nora Musser, Rosa Eyer, Maude
Keller, Elsie Gorman, Margaret Ho-
man, Ralph Walker, Homer Osman,
John H. Bailey and Alfred Albright.
—S8o far no stories have come to the
Watchman office of any record pub-
lic sales having been held this
spring. With two seasons of poor
crops there is not enough money
in the farming community to en-
able any one to pay fancy prices
for either farm stock or machinery.
~The Women's Auxiliary of the
Y. M. C. A, held its regular month-
ly meeting, Monday evening in the
library. There were sixteen mem-
bers present. The meeting was
opened by the president, Mrs. M.R.
Johnson, reading a chapter from the
Scriptures, followed by the Lord's
Prayer repeated in unison. In the
absence of the treasurer, Mrs. O, A.
Kline, the minutes of the previous
meeting were read by Mrs, Harry
M. Murtorff. Reports were given
by the chairmen of various com-
mittees. Miss Isabella Hill presented
two books to the library. A re-
port on the father-son banquet was
given by secretary, L. C. Heineman.
Four new members were welcomed
to the Auxiliary. A social hour fol-
lowed the business meeting and re-
freshments were served by the
hostesses, Mrs. L. C. Heineman and
Mrs. E, 8. Maloy.
and General Office Practice.
week ; it is necessary to start
NE (LI Te Hel Ue Ue Ue Ue] Lee
Bellefonte Business School
Opens Monday, March 16th,
with Both Day and Night Classes
Bookkeeping, Banking, Gregg Shorthand, Touch Type-
writing. Business Arithmetic, Business English, Business
Correspondence, Rapid Calculation Penmanship, Spelling
This is a term school, conducted five days and five nights a
benefit of the full term. Students must enroll before the
opening day. Quite a number have already enrolled. |
Location will be Announced Later Ji
For enrollment, call or see Mr. or Mrs. J. Milton Prater, the represen- af
tatives, at the Tallyrand Inn, Phone 91] .
at the beginning and get the
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