Story about Simon Ake and Henry Ake

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Story about Simon Ake and Henry Ake - A citizen of JloHidaysburg wnnts '"know if the...
A citizen of JloHidaysburg wnnts '"know if the KauiileVcr knew Si on Ake, a fWrnor citizen and! trie"r< lanl of Wi I rin ins burg; p.W) whether e ever board the story of his 'encount• r with a minister who wished to buy me beans at the Ake'store, but whu cniurrcd at liie price, And, us- the -ory goes, Mr, Ake bluntly-told thb readier that he tieedu'L buy "them if c didn't want to pay the price, add-, ig, 'I guess 1 and mi family can ea£ lem this winter." "Noj the Saiiutcr- r. never-bcardvthat particular story, ut ho knew Mr. Ake very well and :nowa tnnt he had his "-peculiarities nd uas \crv plain spokcrl A anjall oy happened to be in the store * on a ay happened when a lady customer objected o the price of,* certain 'arltcToV She flid'slic could , get It eheauer at Def- tore •* \Vlicre~upon Jfr ' ~upon ff, you 'can 'Ako get" it - don't you go ebaUgh's si ojoineil, "Wellj Reaper there wliy the ftere'and get it?" Sbi^ ; wcnt. -The lail vbo is now the Sannterer wi\a verv ond of Mr. Ake and often went to he store to make purchases either for limself or for his home. lie was al- vays kindly treated, by the old gen .leninn, presumably because, he att :cude<l htrictly to business and never _icrmiLU i il himself to get freali or inquisitive. inquisitive. the "".25 by cciils also rise more In per was ing :ea<l the 4 There was auoLlicr store on the lower,co Akc «ho Kj rncr of the HI jit i trcet and who was a very different sort of individual. This 'was Henry T* Akc, doubtless a cousin of Simon. This M>. "Akc was not often < bothered by nany customer^^ ^During n nit able weather he spout most of .hia time sitting on a 'benVh in" frorit of tlie store. He .way a great reader and ne.* of tbe f(?w'meii in IVillianib Imrg wlio took a daily pappr at that time. He ^s very fond of .reading aloud and tny'-crriliryo; Saint tere J r i"iB,e(l to slEp'*tlo\vn -pjetty often and listen to the 'news ofllie day ns presented: and oxpoumlfed by the Philadelphia Age and later on tbe Philadelphia Timps. Jfci was a in an of fra^ito appearance appearance hut was .'gifted with' facility of speech, - He did much to inform tbc liste.ning>boy anil to shape Ms youtlifut impression a anil convictions, convictions, He bad s.ome malignant foes and baekbitorp; hiit tg tho • yo>'m« ' fellow, who drank in hla words he was the greatest man in .Will Sums burg. Nor' in as jcen' . radical change of conviction by the ftyinjr yearn. to

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  1. Altoona Mirror,
  2. 14 Apr 1924, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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