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Bellefonte, Pa. May 8, 1831.
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FIFTY YEARS AGO
IN CENTRE COUNTY,
Items taken from the Watchman issue
of May 13, 1881.
--The Booster Globe puts it in
rhyme this way:
An Arab came to the riverside,
With a donkey bearing an obelisk;
But he would not try to ford the tide,
For he had too good an *.
—John Smith, a respected citizen
of Milesburg, died last Wednesday
after a week's illness. Before mov-
ing to Milesburg he farmed out in
the vicinity of Boiling Springs,
—One day last week one of the
many cows that roam our streets
made a raid on a farmer's wagon
who hitched his team in front of
Valentine's store, We cannot vouch
for the truth of the story but report
has it that she ate six pounds of
sugar, a paper of coffee, several
pounds of raisins, half a kit of
mackerel, a corn broom and several
-—Mrs. Elizabeth Magee, mother of
R. M. Magee Esq., of this place, died
on the morning of the 11th at the
residence of her daughter, Mrs. John
Harper, near Centre Hall.
—Wilson W. Beck, aged 69 years
and 6 months, passed away at his
home near Jacksonville, on April 1st.
—The following Democrats have
announced that they will be candi-
dates for county office next fall: For
sheriff, John B, Leathers, of Howard
township, and Thomas J. Dunkle, of
Rush township. For treasurer, Joseph
Smith, of Gregg township, and D.C.
Keller, of Potter township. For pro-
thonotary, J. C. Harper. For regis-
ter, Joe W. Furey.
—Wheat is $100, corn 45cts, po-
tatoes 65cts, eggs 12cts, bacon 10cts,
ham l4cts, butter 25cts.
~—Rev. J. M. Palmer, the colored
minister in this place, was married
in Harrisburg one day last week toa
colored beauty of that city whose
name we have been unable to learn.
—Five more car loads of lumber
arrived for use at. the car works on
Tuesday. It is being shipped here
—W. A. Comerford, of Howard,
has been seriously ill for a month
with inflammatory rheumatism.
—The “Mission” Sunday school at
the Howard iron works is in an un-
usually flourishing condition, It was
started by Miss Grace Dunham and
now has over one hundred scholars
in attendance every Sabbath.
—Edgar Holt, of Moshannon, and
Miss Alice Gardner, of Beech Creek,
were married at the bride's home
yesterday. Rev. W. O. Wright, of
Milesburg, performed the ceremony
in the presence of forty or fifty
—A thunder storm, the first of the
season, passed over Bellefonte on
—John C. Miller, of the book and
stationery store of J. C. Miller & Co,,
has been appointed head book-keeper
for the car works. Mr. Miller will re-
tain his interest in the store. He is
an excellent and very worthy young
man and the car works is to be con-
gratulated in having secured his
Services in such an important posi-
—On Tuesday Mr. D. C. Hall, of
Unionville, came into the Watchman
office and paid his subscription with
a $5 gold piece. Mr, Hall is now 34
years old and though he has handled
thousands of doliars in his time he
averred that that was the first gold
coin that had ever come into his
—The unpleasantness between J.
L. Spangler Esq., and Judge Orvis no
longer exists. They met on Saturday
afternoon and the young lawyer ex-
plained that his zeal for his client
had caused him to act as he had in
court last week, Judge Orvis then
dismissed the rule of disbarment
—Rev. Pennepacker threw a bomb
into the Methodist tion here
pay him just as promptly as they ex-
pected him to attend to his minister-
FERGUSON TOWNSHIP GIRL
BROUGHT HOME FOR BURIAL.
The remains of Miss Ruth Kocher,
Ferguson township girl killed in an
automobile accident at Miami, Flor-
ida, Tuesday of last
was left an orphan when but a child
and was raised by her aunt, Mrs.
John Quinn. She went to Florida
with a girl friend last September.
She is survived by two sisters and a
brother. The remains arrived at
the Quinn home, on Monday, and fu-
neral services were held at two
o'clock on Tuesday afternoon
‘Rev. Samuel B. Brown, assisted by
Rev. J, S. English, burial being made
in the Graysville cemetery.
A — I —————
——Subscribe for the Watchman
brought north for burial this week. |
Miss Kocher, who was 18 years old,
by | Effie V. Kunkle, of Nazareth.
| GARNER.—John C. Garner, the OFFICERS ELECTED FOR
last of his family generation, passed |
away, about eleven o'clock, on Mon- |
'day morning, at the home of his
| daughter, Mrs. W. M. Bottorf, on
north Spring street, Bellefonte. He
had been in fairly good health all
winter until a month ago when he
first showed signs of breaking as the
result of complicated ailments. A
serious heart condition developed
| which resulted in his death.
| He was a son of Samuel and Anna |
Sellers Garner, who came to Center
‘county frcm York county, and was
‘born near Boalsburg on January scription committee.
25th, 1849, hence had reached the
lage of 82 years, 3 months and 9
!days. The greater part of his life,
| however, was spent near State Coi-
‘lege where he engaged in farming un-
til his retirement some years ago.
For some years past he had made his
home with his daughter,
torf, with occasional lengthy visits
with his other children.
Mrs. Bot- selling
THRIFT COMPANY BANK.
At a meeting of the incorporators,
of the proposed Thrift Company
bank, to be opened in Bellefonte in
the near future, held last week, the
following officers were elected.
Chairman, George H, Hazel; vice
chairman, L. D. Fye, of State Col-
lege; secretary, R. F. Stein, State
College; treasurer, D, M. Kline; at- |
torney, James C. Furst.
John M. Bullock was appointed
chairman of the program and sub-
He has an-
nounced that a general meeting will
be held about the third week in|
May to explain the details of the
plan. Preliminary subcriptions to
the stock are now being received by
the incorporators. According to
Mr. Bullock, the expense of stock
has been eliminated due to
the fact that the incorporators have
undertaken to dispose of the stock
As a young man he married Miss privately among the people interest-
Mary Ann Stover, who died on Octo-
ed. As it is expected to make the
ber 15th, 1895, but surviving him are | bank a community affair is is high-
five children, Mrs. Bottorf, of Belle-
ly desirable to have the stock scat-
fonte; Miss Sue Garner, a trained tered as much as possible in order to
nurse in Philadelphia; John Garner,
of Dennison, Ohio; Isaac, of Pitts-
burgh, and Harry, of Fort Washing- |
He was a member of the Lutheran
church and Rev. C. E. Arnold had
charge of the funeral services which
were held at 10 o'clock yesterday
morning, at the Bottorf home, burial |
being made in the Pine Hall ceme-
PETERS. Following close upon |
the death of her father Mrs. Maude
Peters, wife of Malcolm J, Peters, of
Milesburg, died at the Center Coun-
ty hospital, at 3:30 o'clock on Tues-
day morning. Nine weeks ago she
gave birth to a little son and later
| developed an attack of the flu which |
resulted in complications which caus- |
ed her death. i
She was a daughter of Samuel and |
|Ellen Summers Miller and was born |
at Coleville on July 14th, 1900, hence |
was not quite 31 years of age. As
a young girl she married Malcolm
Peters and since then had lived in
Milesburg. She is survived by her
husband and seven children, Donald, |
‘Mahlon, Mildred, James, Martha,
'Janet and Malcolm Jr. Her father |
died on Tuesday of last week but
she leaves her mother and the fol-|
lowing brothers and sisters: Samuel
H. Miller, of Burnham;
(Rote, of Coleville; Mrs. Harry E.
Jodon, of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. William
Abell, of Williamsport; William J., the picture and there are thrills |
of Bellefonte; Howard, of Lewistown; |
Mrs. Darius Cole, of Altoona, and
Mrs. John Shultz, of Coleville.
Funeral services will be held at this alone is worth seeing. Despite |
her late home in Milesburg at two the fact that the picture has been farm for 1.
running in the larger cities for me on Sunday, and broke his right |
|o'clock this afternoon, by Rev. Oak- |
wood, burial to be made in the
Union cemetery. |
BENNER. Mrs. Mary F. Benner,
wife of Harry S. Benner, died at her |
home in Juniata, on Monday, fol- |
lowing a brief illness. She was a
| daughter of Aaron and Mary Mal- |
|lory and was born at Axe Mann on |
November 3rd, 1887. Following her
marriage to Mr. Benner they located |
at Mt. Union and later moved to Ju-
niata. She is survived by her hus-
band and four children,
Davis, of Juniata; Thomas A. Cath-
|erine and Anna, all at home. Also
three brothers and two sisters,
Frank Mallory, of Spruce Creek;
Roland, of Greenwood; William, of |
Altoona; Mrs. W. B. Harpster, of
Spruce Creek, and Mrs. D. G. Miller,
'of Tyrone. Burial was made in
Grenwood cemetery yesterday after-
(Other deaths on page 3.)
P, O. INSPECTORS HERE TO !
LOCATE NEW POSTOFFEICE |
United States postoffice inspectors
arrived in Bellefonte, yesterday, to.
look over the various sites offered
|for the new federal postoffice build-
ing here. As there were a number of |
| locations proposed they had not com- |
popularize the thrift movement lo-
According to promotors it ought
not take over a month or six weeks
to dispose of all the stock necessary
to start the bank. In the mean-
time the incorporators will be on
the lookout for a suitable location
for a banking room. Naturally a
ground room is desired, if possible.
But as expenses are to be kept toa
minimum during the experimental
stages a fairly reascnable rent will
‘be a point considered.
The Thrift bank will in no way be
|in competition with other bankin in-
stitutions of Bellefonte.
aim to serve the people who cannot
be accommodated atany other insti-
tution under the banking laws.
“TRADER HORN” PLAYING
AT CATHAUM NEXT WEEK. F
Taking two years to complete,
during which time members of the
expedition travelled 14,000 miles,
“Trader Horn” comes to the Cath-
aum theatre, State College, on Mon-
day and Tuesday as one of the great-
est adventure stories ever caught by
the camera. Based on the celebrated
book of the same name which re-
counted the strange adventures of
the old ivory trader, the picture
mysti : spell of Darkest Africa.
A romantic story is carried through
enough for anyone. However, “Trad- |
er Horn" is perhaps most notable for
its unusual animal photography and
eral months at $150 prices, there
will be no advance in admission for
the State College engagement.
There will be a daily matinee start- |
ing at 1:30 and the evening show-
ings will be at 6:30 and a few min-
utes past 8:00.
CHILD BADLY INJURED
IN AUTO ACCIDENT.
Playing with a number of other
children, on east Bishop street, Belle-
Mrs. Clair fonte, last Saturday afternoon, Lois Snyder collided, Roy Crater
Reeder, ten year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Reeder, of
Lock Haven, ran into the street right
in front of an automobile driven by
Mrs. Sara Watson, of Milesburg, was
knocked down, run over and had
both legs broken, the right above
the knee and the left below, She
was taken to the Centre County
hospital where the fractures were
reduced, temporarily, and was then
taken to the Lock Haven hospital.
Mrs, Reeder, her daughter and
little son had been visiting at the
Reuben Kissell home at the time of
the accident. Highway patrolmen
made an investigation and exonera-
ted Mrs. Watson of all blame for the
——On Saturday night, May 16,
Governor Pinchot, accompanied bya
PINE GROVE MENTIONS.
W. R. Port is confined to bed with
'a nervous breakdown.
| Miss Lena Saucerman, of Altoona, |
| visited Mrs. Ada Krebs, on Sunday.
| George O'Bryan and family, of
| Axe Mann, spent Sunday with moth- |
i ES hugacr hab Setured & Supply |
lof wild flower plants to beautify his
| David Campbell, of Tyrone, was
‘a guest, last week, of Mr. and Mrs.
| George Porter. i
| Mrs. Edward Corl has returned
‘home from a visit with her daughter,
at New Castle.
Thomas Wogan and family, of
| Juniata, spent Sunday at the Mrs.
| Etta Corl home. |
Merchant George R. Dunlap is
having his store freshened up with
a new coat of paint.
Fred Goss and son Bert, of Pitts-
burgh, spent part of the week here
and at State College
James P, Aikens spent part of last |
week with Representative J. Laird
Holmes, in Harrisburg.
Following a hard thunder storm
Saturday evening, there was a heavy
frost Monday morning.
Royal Kline and two sons motored
to McClure and spent Sunday with
the boys’ grandparents.
A little son arrived in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Judy, at
Baileyville, on May 1st,
J. Clayton Corl and wife, of Al-
toona, spent the latter end of the
week with relatives here.
Supervisor C. M. Powley had a
force of men at work, last week,
fixing up the road near Marengo.
A. H. Hartswick, of Coburn, and
G. W. Zerby, of Penn Hall, were
‘here, Saturday, on the hunt of an-
The Ladies Aid society of the
Lutheran church was entertained at
the M. C. Wieland home, Tuesday
Charles Goss came up from Har-
\risburg and spent the early part of
the week with his mother, Mrs, A.
Our home talent dramatic club
‘will put on their play, “The Silver
Lining” a* Warriorsmark next Wed-
nesday ev.ning. !
The bankruptcy sale on the E. T..
Parsons farm, on Saturday, was well
attended but much of the stuff went
‘at sacrifice prices. The sale total-
| Grandmother Margaret Jane Buck, |
of Milton, was a caller at the W. R. |
Port home, on Friday. She was on
her way automobile to Cincin-
Mrs. Harry carries you for two hours under the nae to = her daughter.
Mrs. Guy Stearns and Mr. and
Mrs, J. Hall Bottorf were Sunday
(guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Will Dreiblebis, at Fairbrook. Mr.
| Bottorf is now recovering from a
G. Walker, had a bad |
ne Ce the elbow, He was taken |
Centre Count hospital to
‘have the fracture cv AW !
. Howard Woodring and mother have
moved here from Port Matilda and
|are occupying the 'Squire Auman
apartment. Mr, and Mrs. Will
| erty came here from Tyrone
jana ve taken charge of the restau- |
In an automobile accident on the
‘Bloom hill, last Thursday night, when
| the cars of George Musser and C. E.
tained serious injuries and was taken
to the Centre County hospital for
On the last day of April George |
Retd was 3 Yeas ou and his wife
gave a ty in cele-
| bration of the event. Po near
‘relatives were invited. An elabo-
rate dinner was served and Mr. Reed |
received many nice and valuable
At a regular meeting of the Fer-
guson township school board, last.
week, the fi teachers were
elected for the Pine
|Grove grammar, A. B. Corl; Pine
| Grove , Mary E. Burwell;
White Hal. Bia Livingstone; Pine |
Hall, Maude M. Miller; Krumrine,
Margaret Glenn; eyville, C. C,|
Bressler; Marengo, E, C. Hunsinger;
| Centre, C. E. Gingerich; Tadpole,
‘Ella Nason. The board reorgan-:
|ized by electing I. O. Campbell,
pleted their work when the Watch- o.,., of Senators, will visit Belle- president; G. C. Corl, secretary, and |
man went to press. The fact that|g, io The Governor will speak inthe H. A. Grubb, treasurer.
they came here at this time is taken + pouse and it is presumed that
‘as assurance that a government ,. in then urge his Centre county Ferguson
. Building will be bullt soon, the only goers to bring pressure to bear Monday evening,
| question at issue being the selection
‘of a suitable location.
—Notwithstanding the fact that |
half a dozen state policemen are lo- |
cated at Rockview penitentiary for |
the express purpose of seeing that |
‘no prisoners escape, one inmate got
away about 3.30 o'clock on Wednes- |
day afternoon, and he left right from |
the warden's residence, where he
was working as a painter and inter- |
for decorator. The man was Raphael
Paschel, a former resident of Philips- |
burg, but who was sent up from
Somerset county for 4 years and 10
months to 9 years and 8 months for
breaking, entering and larceny. He
|is 49 years old and when he left was
wearing a black sweater.
. ——In their opening game of the
| season, last Saturday, the Bellefonte
| Academy baseball team defeated tHe
| Bucknell Frosh by the score of 9 to 8.
Robert S. Zimmerman, of Belle-
fonte, and Mary J, Rearick, of Zion.
Clayton L. Rutt, of Wing Gap, and
Harold Edward Poorman, of Pleas-
ant Gap, and Sarah Henrietta Bower,
~The Watchman prints the news
on Senator Scott in the effort to
force him to support the legislation
Pinchot has proposed to rip out the
Public Service Commission.
Mrs. Lutz, of Centre Hall, recently
visited her brother, D. M. Snyder.
Mr. and Mrs. McGirk, of Belle-
fonte, spent the week-end in town,
Miss Blanche Rowe, of Harrisburg,
spent several days, last week, at the
home of her father.
William Klechner, of A
and W. L. Jacobs, of Centre Hall,
were visitors in town on Monday.
Harry Bailey suffered a stroke,
last Wednesday, and although con-
fined to bed is reported to be im-
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Poorman, and a son to
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hess, at Shingle-
town, on Friday,
Miss Margaret Gingrich has re-
turned home after teaching, very
sucessfully, the winter term of school
in Ferguson township.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dernar drove
to Beaver Springs, on Sunday, to
visit 'Squire Zechman and e, and
report Mr. Zechman seriously fll,
William Coxey and daughter, of
Bellefonte, and Harold
family, of Altoona, were visitors at
the Ishler-Coxey home on Sunday.
Mifflinburg, | Mary
Mr. and Mrs. James Bryson re-|ing
At a regular meeting of Lady.
lodge of Rebekahs, on
six new members |
| were elected. They will be initiated
|at the next meeting when a pot- |
luck feast will be served, The treas- |
urer's report showed a nice bank |
balance and it was voted to contrib- |
the busi- |
' bering thirteen, put on a playlet for
of all. With the
refreshments served was a birthday |
cake with thirteen lighted candles. |
The members of the class were Jen- |
nie Neidigh, Etta Kale? ala Krebs,
'Kathyrn Dunlap, J. F. usser,
Ward, Mary Gardner, Alice
Meyers, Ina Bailey, Maude Markle, |
I. O. Campbell, Lizzie McWilliams
and Caroline Peters. |
turned to their home in Watsontown, |
lon Sunday, after a visit of several |
days at the home of Mrs. Woods. |
8 Paul Dernar, instructor in the |
hingletown school, planned a moun- |
tain hike with is pupils last week, |
ool closing beginni of
this week. ng oF!
Mr, and Mrs. Kuhn and |
daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Smith
and daughter, of Williamsport, were
visitors at the homes of Charles
Kuhn and George Rowe, on Sunday.
The primary and grammar schools,
taught by Miss Anna Mary Hess and
and | Miss Ruth Craine, closed on Friday.
The mothers and children enjoyed a
picnic dinner in the Vocationai build-
Altoona Booster Merchants Say :
Shop In Your Home Stores First.
Come To Booster Stores For The
Needs Your Local Merchants Cannot
TUNE IN TUESDAY, MAY 12, AT
8 P. M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME
For the Booster Stores’
Dollar Day Musical Program
To Be Broadcast
Over Station WF B G
It Will Be A Program of High Class Musical
Numbers Well Worth Tuning In On.
Harpster, who works on the
To Another Great
This great Quarterly Booster Stores’ Mer-
chandising Event, to which thousands of peo-
le throughout Central Pennsylvania rly
ook forward, comes at a time when Boos-
ter Stores are filled with new Spring and
Summer Merchaniise, all of which is marked
at lower prices than have been known for
In addition to the many Good Values Offered
at Regular Prices.
Great, Lots of
For Personal Use and For The Home
Will Be On Sale In
Booster Stores At. Special
Prices For Dollar Day!
No matter what kind of goods you may be
interested in, you will be sure to find some-
thing that you can use to advantage, Marked
At A Special Price For This Greatest of All
YELLOW WINDOW CARDS
Show You Where To Find Booster Stores and
Genuine Dollar Day Values—Look For Them !
BUY FOR THE HOME
BUY FOR PERSONAL USE
ON DOLLAR DAY!
Dollar Day will be combined with SUBUR-
BAN Day, making Two Important Trade
Events to be taken advantage of in one day!
There will be so many Dollar Day opportu-
nities that it will pay to plan to spend All
Day Wednesday Shopping in Booster Stores!
Take Lunch At A Booster Hotel or Restau-
Attend The Warner Theatre for Entertain-
ment After The Day’s Shopping!
UNLIMITED PARKING FOR
DOLLAR DAY VISITORS!
In order that Dollar Day Visitors may have
all of the time necessary to do their shop-
ping, THE ALTOONA CITY OFFICALS
AVE REMOVED ALL PARKING RE-
STRICTIONS FOR THE ONE DAY, Ex-
cepting in Alleys and where State Laws Re-
quire Parking trictions At All Times.
Park Your Car On Dollar Day and Attend
To Your Shopping Without Fear of Viola-
ting the Local One Hour Parking Law!
Altoona Booster Association
WARNER THEATRE, Altoona, Pa.
One Week, Starting Friday, May 8
Lew Ayres in “The Iron Man.”
A Universal Picture, with Jean Harlow.