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—If you vote for CURTIN for Assembly
you vote to endorse every steal that was
made at Harrisburg during the last session
of the Legislature.
—Those who think that the approach of
an election always upsets business have
little idea of the boom it gives to the paper
trade, at least. Think of the amount of
paper the BAKER ballots will consume and
think of the thousands of tons of campaign
literature that have been sent out.
—Consul General LEE is going to return
from Cuba. His home coming is merely
to visit his relatives in Virginia, but he
will likely give secretary OLNEY a report
of his investigation of the situation on
the island. It istoo bad that the United
States government has not taken action in
behalf of the patriots of Cuba.
—The A. P. As are with McKINLEY.
The national officers of that organization
are preparing to circulate a letter urging
all members ‘to the support of the tariff
NAPOLEON. | Bishop IRELAND, of the
Catholic church, who is so zealous in his
support of MCKINLEY, ought to be called
on, at Republican headquarters, to help
fold the letters and get them into the mail.
—They are making fun of HENRY
GEORGE, as a political prognosticator, are
they ? Well the same fellows are consaling
themselves with what QUAY says. Four
years ago QUAY said HARRISON was a
winner, dead sure, and DAVE MARTIN,
then a friend of the boss, passed the word
that every fellow should bet his wad on
the certainty. They all did it and good
Democrats got it. Yes, Mr. QUAY pre-
dicted HARRISON'S election, asa certainty,
four years ago.
— There isn’t a reason why every ad-
vocate of silver should not vote for SPANG-
LER for Congress. This silver contest is
not one in which political or personal feel-
ings need enter. It is a battle of individ-
uals. Every man who votes for silver does
80 because he believes it to be to his per-
sonal interest. Then if he does not vote
for SPANGLER he is guilty of contradicting
himself in the conscientious exercise of the
right of suffrage.
——The Republicans of the 20th con-
gressional district will not have a can-
didate for Congress in their regular column
on the ballot. The Dauphin county court
has decided the papers of both Hicks and
THROPP to be valid and the two fighting
candidates will be on the ticket by nomina-
tion papers. Itis possible that MCNAMARA,
of Bedford, the Democratic nominee, will
be elected as a result of this Republican
——While the death of HENRY E.
ABBEY will not seriously affect the re-
markable entertainment enterprises of
which he was such a constant and fearless
promoter, yet the land will regret that a
man, with whose name nearly every dis-
tinguished artist in music that has ap-
peared in this country in years, has been
associated, is dead. Mr. ABBEY did much
for the elevation of music and the stage.
His name will live after him and proclaim
one of America’s best managers.
——B. F. KEISTER, of Millheim, is still
the reputable merchant that he has always
been. He isa candidate for county Audi-
tor and if there is anything in a man’s be-
ing fit for the place he will be elected. Mr.
KEISTER has always enjoyed the esteem of
the people about his home and has been
honored by them on more than one occa-
sion. This would not be the case if he did
not merit and we want to suggest that he
merits being elected Auditor just as much.
See that it is done.
——The worst that the opposition seems
to be able to say about Mr. SCHOFIELD is
that he isan Irishman. The charge is not
denied, JAMES is an Irishman, but every
one knows that it is nota crime to be an
Irishman and even if it was he could not
help being one. No, the Irish-American
citizen is the very best type of patriotic
manhood we have in the country to-day:
They possess that tenacity of purpose that
goes to make for good men and SCHOFIELD |
is one of them. Vote for him.
——CAL HARPER is conducting one of
the cleanest campaigns ever carried on in
Centre county. He is at work e.ery day,
pulling for the office of Recorder.
get-there campaign and the voters of Cen-
tre county need have no fears that CAL will
forget the friends after he does get there.
This is the opportunity he needs. - No one
needs it worse than he does and you will
be doing an injustice if you don’t vote for
him. As a Prothonotary he was one of the
best officials ever elected. As a Recorder
he will be the same.
—The Republican campaign orators do
not seem capable of telling the truth so
long as there is an opportunity to falsity.
For instance, one of their pet explanations
for the low price of wheat is that we raise
too much of it. As a matter of fact prices
were highest when we raised most of it.
In 1891 the out-put of the United States
was 611,780,000 bushels ; that of the world,
2,470,000,000 bushels. In October of that
year it sold, right here in Bellefonte, at
95cts. per bushel. In 1894 the United
States produced only 460,267,000 and the
world 2,590,000,000 yet wheat sold, right
here in Bellefonte for 50cts. per bushel.
The decline in production and price, from
1891 to 1894, was gradual. Thus the un-
truth of the Republican argument will be
seen. ~ The real reason for the decline in
wheat price\has been the increase in the
price of gold with which it can be bought.
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA., OCT. 23. 1896.
The Robbery of Leagued Monopoly.
The American people are grievously op-
pressed by the trusts. The power of those
trade combinations has secured control of
every branch of business. There is no class
that is not compelled to pay tribute to
This form of monopoly not only robs the
people, but it puts a restriction upon the
general operations of business, driving out
of the circles of trade those who compete
with its confederated interests, or dare to
resist its regulations.
In crushing competition the trusts have
filled the country with the wrecks of busi-
ness establishments and of businessmen.
Individual operators that cannot be
bought out are driven outof business, and
those that resist being driven are subjected
to industrial murder.
In every community are found silent
mills and abandoned enterprises that have
been compelled to succumb to the constric-
tion of these monopolies, whose purpose is
to circumseribe the limits of production in
order that both prices and wages ‘may be
more completely under their control.
Why is it that such an anomalous op-
pression should exist in a country that is
supposed to be free?
The reason is to be found in the encour-
agement which such trade conspiracies have
received from the policy of a dominant po-
They are the offspring of Republican leg-
islation and fiscal regulations.
In the present presidential campaign the
Republican candidate has not one word to
say against the trusts. He ignores the sub-
ject “entirely. Though he is addressing
crowds of visitors every day, who come to
hear his expressions on the political issues
that engage the attention of the American
people, no word against this form of mo-
nopoly escapes him, not a syllable that
would indicate his disapprobation of the
robbery it practices. But in every address
he makes he puts forward, as first in im-
portance among the measures that would
receive his approval as President, that sys-
tem of tariff favoritism that was chiefly ing
strumental in producing the trusts.
And is there not a powerful reason why
the candidate of the Republican party has
not one word of condemnation for these
combinations of monopolists that are rob-
bing the American people ? The reason is
There is not a trust that is not actively
interested in his election.
There is not one of these banded despoil-
ers of the people that is not lavishly con-
tributing to the corruption fund with which
they are attempting to make him the chief
officer of the government.
The trusts will own MCKINLEY if he
should be elected. They would have a
mortgage on him. He would be under
bonds to serve them in return for the mil-
lions with which the monopolies and bank
syndicates are corrupting the election with
the object of putting their mortgagee into
the presidential office.
Where then can the people look for a de-
fender against this grinding system of
spoliation and oppression ?
‘While MCKINLEY cowers before his mo-
nopolistic masters, and dares not utter a
syllable against the banded despoilers, giv-
ing the people no hope of relief from him,
BRYAN, the young leader of the Democracy
and champion of the people’s rights, makes
the following declaration in the face of all
the world : ‘I am opposed to the trusts,
and if I am elected I shall use as an execu-
tive what power I shall have to drive every
trust out of existence. If present laws are
"not sufficient to meet this evil, I, if elected,
will recommend such laws as will meet it.
If the constitution of the United States is
80 construed as to prevent any interference
with the operation of a trust, I shall ree-
ommend such an amendment to ' the con-
stitution as will overcome that evil.”’
Let the people compare this bold, out-
spoken denunciation of the robbing from
which they suffer, with the cowardly si-
lence of McKINLEY in regard to the
trusts, and draw their own conclusion as
to which of the two in the presidential of-
fice would be the more likely to bring them
——For county Surveyor the man to be
voted for is J. H. WETZEL. He is a thor-
oughly reputable gentleman sprung from
one of the old families in the county. So
far as his being qualified for the office such
a question has never come up. Mr. WET-
ZEL is engineer for the borough of Bellefonte
and could not hold such a position were he
not fully capable. He should receive
your attention when voting. He is
not on the ticket to fill up, he wants to he
elected and the people of Centre county
will have themselves to congratulate if he
——The FrsHERS do not seem to be very
popular with the voters of Centre county.
Both of them are meeting with cool recep-
tions. They are men whose lives have not
been such as to make friends of those with
whom they come in contact.
-and a corps of deputies, secretaries, clerks,
Do the People Want More of It?
It is not to be supposed that- the Repub-
lican office grabbers are satisfied with the
liberal provisions made for them by the last
Legislature svhen that extravagant body
made a number of new offices to supply
them with places. There are others as
hungry and greedy as those who were pro-
vided for at the last session with snug
berths created for their benefit, and if the?
next Legislature is of the same character as
the last one, more offices will be made for
the accommodation of other henchmen, for
it is a handy way of providing for party
workers, and the people will not have ex-
pressed their disapproval of it.
It was proposed at the last session toadd
three or four new departments to the State
government in addition to the new ones
that were made at that time. There is no
necessity for these new wheels in the State
machinery, but when a new department is
made it furnishes a place for a big party
worker, as the head of it, with a big sal-
ary, and a number of inferior places for
party understrappers as clerks, messengers,
watchmen and other hangers-on, with sal-
aries proportioned to their grade.
As asample of how this thing can be
worked, take Captain DELANEY’S super-
intendency of the capitol grounds and
buildings, which from the few watchmen
and attendants that were abundantly suf-
ficient to do all that was necessary to be
done, was developed a costly department of
the state service, with a high salaried chief
watchmen, messengers, and attendants,
constituting a brigade of official beneficia-
ries whose pay amounts to almost as much
as the whole cost of old time Democratic
Besides these methods of state plunder,
which will be repeated if the people en-
courage them by sending to Harrisburg a
duplicate of the last Legislature, a free
swing will be given to the demands of cor-
porations and monopolistic combines for
more privileges and franchises, every one
of which will be granted. And why should
they not be, if the people show their ap-
proval of such legislation as the Standard
oil company’s bill, by returning to Harris-
burg the corrupt crowd that perpetrated
that outrage and other delinquences that
differed from it only in degree.
But what are the people of Centre coun-
ty going to do about it ? Will they decide
for a continuation of such legislation by
sending CURTIN and WOMELSDORF back
to Harrisburg, or will they show their de-
termination to put a stop to it by electing
ScHOFIELD and FOSTER ?
——Rumor comes from Philipsburg that
FRANK HESS is going to get a nice vote in
that place. It is very natural and highly
complimentary. Frank is best known
there and when a man is strong at home it
is the best of evidence that he is all right.
McKinley’s Trust Remedy.
The history of politics never furnished so
abject a picture as that which is presented
by McKINLEY, as he appears in the hands
of the trusts. While the country is rebell-
ing against being plundered by those com-
bined monopolies, and is calling on the Re-
publican candidate for some expression in
regard to them, he has had nothing to say
on the subject, but talked all around it.
When at last the pressure will not allow
him to ignore it any longer, MARK HANNA
allows him to make the following sort of
condemnation of the trust robbery : ‘‘The
protective system opposes trusts and com-
binations to control markets and prices to
the injury of the people, for itis opposed
to free trade, which is the parent of trusts.’
This is all he has to say about the trusts;
‘but is Major MCKINLEY an imbecile, that
he should tell the people that the way to
get rid of these monopolistic combinations
is to give the country more tariff ?
The trusts are in vigorous existence op-
erating to the full extent of their greed,
and surely they did not grow up under
free trade, as we have had no free trade.
The ‘‘protective system’ has been in full
blast while the trusts have been maturing
and attaining their present capacity to rob.
McKINLEY is not so much of an idiot as
not to know this, and yet the only remedy
for the trust evil that he can propose is to
give the trusts more ‘protection.’
England Hates Bryan.
The feeling of England in this presiden-
tial campaign in the United States is more
than one of interest. The people in that
country are looking on, as the great battle
for silver is waged, knowing full well that if
the white metal is victor $he end of their
rich harvests in American securities will
have come. From the London Mail, Oct.,
5th, 1896, we clip the following extract
from the news reported from New York by
that paper’s regular correspondent :
Mr. Frederick Coudert, one of the mem=
bers of the Venezuelan Commission, re=
turned from Europe yesterday. He sald
to the reporter: ¢i used to believe that
the worst hated American to the people of
England was Mr. McKinley. Now, how=
ever, I am sure Mr. Bryan stands first.”
Politics and the Wheat Market.
The temporary rise in the price of wheat
can have no effect in dispelling from the
minds of the farmers the firm conviction
that the low price of their products is due
to the depreciating effect of the gold stand-
ard on the value of all kinds of agricultur-
‘Wheat has made an advance that i is com-
paratively inconsiderable, but the ~ goldites
are making a great parade of it, as if this
temporary spurt disproved the experience
which the farmers have been having since
the demonetization of silver, that there has
been a gradual and sure decline in the
profits of their business under the gold
standard of value.
From local and ephemeral causes, such as
the failure of the foreign crop, which is part-
ly the cause of the advance in the price at
this time, the quotations may showa rise
in the market, but when that temporary
demand is supplied, and the cause for it is
removed by the usual yield in foreign coun-
tries, the price of American wheat will be
found to fall back to the low price at which
the gold standard of value has fixed it.
The deficiency of the wheat crop in Eu-
rope and India has caused the present spurt
in wheat, to some extent; but the chief
cause of this advance in the price is due to
an influence operating in the pit of the
Chicago grain exchange where the price
is being run up by operators, with
the express object of affecting the farmers
on the currency question that is presented
in the presidential election.
When, after the election, the price of
wheat shall fall back to the low price to
which the gold policy has brought it, and
at which, in the event of MCKINLEY’S
election, it will remain, the operators who
assisted in electing him by manipulating
the wheat market, would laugh at their
success in fooling the ‘‘hay seeds.”’
But fortunately the intelligence of the
farmers teaches them that there can be no
permanent advance in the price of their
products while money is at its present high
price, and that the advance in wheat is
merely a spurt, chiefly for political effect.
——ROBERT M. FOSTER is young, ener-
getic and trustworthy. His experience in
agricultural matters makes him a particu-
larly desirable man to represent Centre
county in the General Assembly. Agricul-
ture is the county’s principal pursuit and
should be represented by a man in touch
with it. - Mr. FOSTER is well known
throughout the county and will be elected.
The Most Important Issue.
There is something involved in the pres-
ent political contest that is higher than the
mere question of gold and silver. The po-
sition assumed by the money power puts
the question clearly to the people whether
their government shall continue to be a re-
public, or whether it shall be changed to a
plutocratic oligarchy ; whether it shall re-
main under the control of the popular will,
or be ruled by the trusts and syndicates, of
which MARK HANNA and J. PIERPONT
MORGAN are the respective representatives ?
The question of the currency, important
as it is, sinks in importance when com-
pared with the issue that is being forced in
this political contest as between a govern-
ment of the people and a government of
It cannot be doubted that this
is the issue that presents itself when
every moneyed influence that is inter-
ested in the maintenance of a usurious
system of currency and a monopoly tariff,
every corporation, company, syndicate and
form of combined wealth that can exert the
power of its money on the common people,
are giving that class to understand that
they must use their suffrage in compliance
with plutocratic dictation if they would
avoid the distress which the loss of em-
ployment would inflict upon them.
Can it be denied that this oppressive in-
fluence is being exerted in this election by
most if not all the corporations and com-
panies, representing wealth, that have
working people in their employ and under
their control ?
In this usurpation of the money power is
presented an issue that is of more vital con-
sequence to the people than the question of
the currency, as it involves the question of
fre¢ government, based on the unrestrained
right of suffrage.
It is an issue that appeals to the self-re-
spect and patriotism of every workingman
who would defend the dignity of his
manhood and preserve for his children the
free government and popular institutions
guaranteed by the constitution. It de-
mands his attention before every other is-
sue when the republic is standing in dan-
ger of dying on the cross of gold which the
power of a plutocracy is erecting for its cru-
——Hon. Dwight M. Lowery, of Phila-
delphia, addressed the PALMER and BUCK-
ERER following in this place, on Saturday
night. There were others present, too, else
the court house would not have been near-
ly so full.
Bryan Must Have a Free Silver Congxess.
In the address delivered at Duluth, as on
several other occasions when counseling
the people on the momentous issues of the
campaign, Mr. BRYAN forcibly enjoined
upon the friends of free silver the impor-
tance of electing a Congress that will as-
sist him in relieving the currency from the
grip of the gold sharks, and restoring the
the honest money prescribed for the peo-
ple by the constitution.
A President cannot do this without con-
gressional assistance. A free silver victory
would be incomplete if confined merely to
the election of the chief executive. It
would be but a half-way movement to
A Congress that will act with President
BRYAN in repealing the demonetization
act of 1873 is also needed for other work
that is demanded for the benefit of the peo-
ple. It is of the first importance that they
should be supplied with a currency that
can-not be cornered by the gold-bug money
dealers of this country and England, and
that will stimulate general business by
giving it the advantage of the double stand-
ard and a plentiful circulating medium ;
but the general relief which the people
need cannot be completed without congress-
ional action on other measures.
The trusts must be checked by legis-
lation that will thoroughly suppress them.
Mr BRYAN has given his word that he will
do his part in stamping them out, but a
Congress sympathizing with his purpose in
this matter is required to pass anti-trust
acts that can not be evaded by the trust
cormorants, nor be misconstrued by un-
The overgrown wealth of the country
must be made to bear its share of govern-
ment taxation, and for that purpose there
should be a Congress that will work with
the President in passing an income tax law
drawn in such constitutional terms that the
supreme court of the United States will not
venture to turn it down.
There must alse be legislation that will
thoroughly check the irregularities and
impositions practiced by railroad compa-
nies in the commerce between the States,
the laws for the regulation. and restraint
of which, that are now on the statute
books, having intentionally been made in-
effective and inoperative by Republican
And there must be concerted action
between Congress and the President to re-
trieve the interests of the government in
the Pacific railroad properties, amounting
to many millions, which have been stolen
and for years have been allowed to be held
by the HUNTINGDONS, the GOULDS and
other railroad plunderers, who are now con-
tributing large sums of money to MARK
HANNA’S boodle fund for the election of
These are some of the measures which
require a Congress that will assist Presi-
dent BRYAN, and in addition to this consid-
eration the people should remember that a
Republican Congress would keep the busi-
ness of the country in disorder by new tariff
measures for the protection of the trusts
and monopolies, and by legislation for the
further encouragement of bank syndicates
and government bond dealers, and the pro-
motion of Wall street interests.
Voters of Centre county, give these facts
your earnest thought, and bear well in
mind that when you vote for BRYAN, as
the best interests of yourselves and your
country demand, you will not complete
your duty without voting for SPANGLER.
One Among Thousands.
This is recognized, the world over, as a
contest of the banker class with the pro-
of money are arrayed on one side against
the men who make the money on the other
side. We say all, because there are so few
exceptions, yet right here in Centre county
we have an excellent example of a man
whose unselfishness and fealty has prompted
him to stand by the party, even while every
other man in the banking business in this
county has gone over to the goldites.
_ We refer to WILLIAM B. MINGLE, Esq.,
cashier of of the Penns valley bank, at Centre
Fall, who is as radical a silverite as there
is in the country. Mr. MINGLE has not
forgotten that the needs of the people are
first and in a most unselfish manner has
stood out for their cause, even while sacri-
ficing what he knows would be to the in-
terest of the institution of which he is
Mr. MINGLE is one of the few bankers
in the county who have not gone over to
the golden calf. He has been a prominent
Democrat in the past. This disinterested
action will make him more prominent than
——Who made the coal oil high ? HARRY
Who made the State’s money fly ? HAR-
Who in votes is getting shy ?
Let us all heave a sigh, for HARRY CUR-
ducers of wealth. All of the manipulators |
Spawls from the Kcystone.
—Burglars robbed Ketner & Co.’s store at
Leesport of a lot of shoes.
—Reading’s bicycle champion, C. W. Krick,
broke his collarbone in an accident at
—Johnson & Overturff, merchants of Penn-
field, had $200 worth of ginseng root stolen
from théir store.
—The new Fifth Avenue troliey line of the
Pittsburg Traction Company was formerly
opened for business on Saturday.
—September’s freight traffic over the Penn-
sylvania Railroad’s Middle. division was
nearly 3,000 cars better than August.
—Berks county farmers are feeding only
3000 head of stock for slaughter, against 4000
last year, owing to poorer markets now.
—At DuBois, Wednesday morning, fire de-
stroyed H. H. Scheid’s restaurant and badly
damaged Hibner, Hoover & Co.’s building.
—The sixth annual convention of the
Northumberland county Sunday school con-
vention commenced at Watsontown on Mon-
—Crazed by religion, Michael Howley, of
Allegheny City, has been roaming through
the woods and slashing his body with a knife
as a form of penance.
—Henry G. Laudrus, one of the most prom-
inent business men in Tioga county, died at
his home in Wellsboro, Friday, of Bright's
disease. Mr. Landrus was an elector on the
—Jersey Shore citizens are excited over
the passing upon their merchants several
counterfeit dollars by a boy a few days ago.
They are light in weight but good imitations
of the genuine dollar, -
—Trustees of the Sixth Avenue Methodist
church, of McKeesport, had to nail up the
doors and windows to prevent Epworth
Leaguers from replacing their organ, which
the trustees had tossed out.’
—The Northampton county grand jury at
Easton recommends a general improvement
of country roads and appeals to the Legisla-
ture for authority to make better turnpikes
everywhere in the State.
—John §S. Radeback, of Pennficld, aged
about 80 years, was struck by a south bound
freight train, at Falls Creek, Saturday after-
noon. He was walking on a trestle and had
his left leg cut off above the knee and was
knocked into the creek. It is not expected
that he will recover.
—A large force of men is at work on Geo.
S. Good & Co.’s railroad contract, which is to
run from Patton to Spangler. The length of
the new branch is nine miles. The line is an
extension of the Beech Creek. When com-
pleted it will make the entire length of the
Beech Creek 159 miles.
—There are 34,255 Sons of Veterans in the
United States. Pennsylvania has the largest
membership, 5531. There were 118 new
camps mustered in the country at large, and
a gain of 4709 members is shown. In the
last quarter $1854.84 was expended for chari-
ty, 121 members and 126 veterans having
—Mr. Robert J. Rodgers, a boatman on the
old Pennsylvania canal, died at his home,
Wheatfield township, Indiana county, Thurs-
day of last week, aged about 85 years. He
apparently had no disease and death resulted
from general debility. Mr. Rodgers was an
eccentric character. He lived alone in a rude
hut along the old tow path, and did not seem
to care for human companionship.
Beaver Falls as his residence, lost his life at
Altoona, on Saturday, in an attempt to board
a moving train. It happens that being
thrown out of work at home he went to New
York, where he secured employment. He
sent his money home and was freighting it
himself. Weary from lack of sleep and hun-
ger, he missed his footing and the train pass-
ed over one leg. Ho was removed to the hos-
pital where he died from the loss of blood.
—A short time ago a large plate glass win-
dow in Kirk & Son’s jewelry store, at Cur-
wensville, was broken in a peculiar manner.
A pheasant flew into town and rested for a
short time on a maple tree just across the
street. When it started on another. flight it
made straight for Kirk’s window. The dis-
tance is about sixty feet, yet the bird flew
with such force that when it struck the glass
it broke it into many pieces. The pheasant
was instantly killed. It cost Kirk & Son $35
for that pheasant’s experiment.
—Charles M. Fleck, foreman of the car
shops at Tyrone, who was fatally injured
Monday evening, died at his home at 11:50
Friday night as a result. He was fully con-
scious up to the hour of his death. Mr. Fleck
was born in Sinking Valley May 1, 1862, and
was therefore 34 years of age. He was em-
ployed as car builder in Altoona under Fore-
man Kipple for some years, and left there for
New York, where he repaired and looked af-
ter the Eastman heater cars around New
York and Jersey City. From there he went
to Tyrone to assume charge of the car shops
three years ago.
_ —Thursday morning three large steers be-
longing to Dr. W. T. Sheaffer, of Mount Un-
ion, were being driven to Huntingdon to
market. Two of the animals broke away
just above Mount Union and got on the rail-
road track just above the narrows, First
section of the day express overtook one of
them and pushed it off the track. This en-
raged the beast and when the watchman at-
tempted to drive it off the track it turned on
him and chased him up the mountain. By
this time second section of day express came
along and the enraged beast made a break for
the train. In the collision that ensued the
engine was master of the situation and the
huge brute lay mangled by the roadside.
—1It is expected that at the coming session
of the Pennsylvania Legislature a number of
changes in the fish laws will be proposed, es-
pecially in the ones for the protection of the
game fish in the waters of the State. There
is need of a better service among the wardens
than at present, according to those who are
advocating the changes. Not that the war-
dens do not perform their duties, but they
receive no compensation for the work and it
is therefore a thankless position. The war-
dens are expected to look up every case
which is reported to them at their own ex-
pense and in nine cases out of ten there can
be no conviction because the parties who
made the charges fail to appear agginst them.
The warden is therefore a loser.
just across the Conemaugh river, in East -
aged 26, who claims