Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 08, 1919, Image 1

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    Bemorei Wacp
—Scarcely more than a month un-
til the Grange picnic will be in full
blast. This reads like fall, sure
—Lay in your winter supply of coal
now if you have the funds to do it
with. It will be higher before it is
cheaper than it is now.
——That impecunious monarch
who was willing to trade his crown
for an Irish stew hadn’t been reading
up on affairs in Ireland.
—“Passing the buck” and hunting
for “goats” seems to consume more
of Washington’s time than serious
consideration of remedial legislation.
—OId h. c. 1. is your horse that is
in the pit and if you can get him out
by gathering huckleberries, blackber-
ries or any other kind of food that na-
ture provides on Sunday do it, if that
is the only day you have off from
work. :
—Travelers tell us that hard liquor
is being sold openly over the bars in
New York. While Congress debates
the peace treaty and flies into a fren-
zy of excitement over the high cost
of living violations of the Prohibition
laws continue, for want of enabling
—Surely we thought that Prohibi-
tion would help the individual meet
the problem of the high cost of liv-
ing, but the pay envelope has gone
home, unsapped by the corner saloon,
for well nigh six weeks and the agi-
tation about being able to make ends
meet is greater than ever.
—The Prince of Wales has sailed
for Canada, which means that he is
to make his long promised visit to
the States. Chiropodists, manicures,
masseuers and hair dressers have
probably had feminine Newport in
hand for weeks in anticipation of the
wonderful, wonderful event.
—Our neighbor, the Gazette, de-
votes nearly a column to kicking up a
dust but not a word to denial of the
“Watchman’s” declaration that the
Republican county organization has
planned to throw Ad Hartswick and
seven of the nine gentlemen who
would like to get on that party ticket
for Commissioner.
—A procession of friends preceded
by a brass band escorted a Memphis,
Tenn., editor to jail on Monday. He
had been sentenced to serve a term of
ten days for contempt of court. In-
asmuch as we have never been in jail
cr been escorted anywhere by a brass
band we can’t either sympathize with
or envy the southern journalist.
—If there isn’t enough butter being
churned in this community to supply
‘the local demand for it the law of
supply and demand will regulate the
price. The scarcer it becomes the
higher the price is certain to go.
Farmers are finding it far more prof-
itable and certainly less laborious to
sell their milk and cream directly to
the condensaries and’ for that reason.
the home churned butter supply is
gradually decreasing and the price of
it advancing.
—Labor is continually demanding
more pay and shorter hours. Labor
is continually complaining of the high
cost of living yet doesn’t seem to have
eyes to see that its demands, more
than anything else, are responsible
for the condition it complains so ve-
hemently of. Working hours in this
country have been reduced to the
point where an actual day and one-
half has been lost to production by
every laborer under the eight hour
law. In other words, the aggregate
of production has decreased over one
sixth while there has been no corres-
ponding diminution in consumption,
and the further this economic situa-
tion is carried the higher prices are
certain to go.
—The farm hand wants more mon-
_ey for tilling the soil, the harvest
hand wants more money for husking
the corn, the miller wants more mon-
ey for grinding the meal, the railroad
men want more money for carrying
it to the markets, the draymen want
more money for hauling it to the job-
bers, the jobbers clerks and agents
want more money for handling and
selling it to the grocer and then the
railroaders take another crack at it
for hauling it back to the grocer. The
grocer’s clerks complain of the h. c
1. and add their little extra to it.
Then labor goes into the grocery
store on Saturday night and talks
itself hoarse because a package of
corn meal isn’t as cheap as it used to
be, all unmindful of the fact that its
pay envelope has already been fatten-
ed up by some of the extra tariff on
corn meal.
—The demand of the several rail-
road brotherhoods that the govern-
ment buy the railroads of the country
and turn them over to them looks
very much like a deliberate attempt
at hold-up of the public. How will
the government buy railroads? By
issuing bonds the interest on which
the public will have to pay through
new forms of taxation. The railroad
men may attempt to answer this
question by stating that they are part
of the public and will pay part of the
taxes, as well. Of course they will,
but their plan is to pay themselves
whatever wages they like out of the
earnings of the roads and then divide
among themselves half of whatever
surplus there may be. They could
well afford to pay the additional tax
necessitated by the purchase of the
railroads but what of the rest of us.
We receive no increased wages, we
divide the surplus of no gerat public
utility, the government buys no print-
ing establishments for us and tells
us to go to it and pay ourselves what-
ever wages we want.
fo —
NO. 31.
Senator Watson Throws a Fit.
Senator Watson, of Indiana, has |
spoken the “last word” on the Shan-
Republicans Opposed to Peace.
i That the Republican leaders in Con-
| gress want war becomes increasingly
The Philadelphia Muddle.
The indications are that Congress-
man Moore will be the Republican
tung problem. In a speech in the | evident. Why they want war instead | candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia.
Senate on Tuesday he said “the Pres- | of peace is not so clear. War creates | For more than a year the profession-
ident willingly throws aside the work ' abundant opportunities for graft and | al reformers of that city have been
of Burlingame, casts the efforts of | vast possibilities in profiteering. But | organizing a fight on the contractor
Hay upon the scrap heap and not on-
ly consents to the robbing of China
by Japan, but seeks to force us to
fight to sustain the robbery and pro-
tect the robbers * * * * * We send
missionaries to China to teach the
principles of the christian religion,
and we do right. But it ill becomes
us,” he adds, “to sanction an arrange-
ment that will fasten upon them the
rule of a nation that is opposed to
christianity, that has systematically
persecuted christian missionaries.”
That is certainly heroic as well as |
dramatic language. But it is not
true. In the beginning of his speech
he said “the original Shantung rights
were taken from China by Germany
in 1898 through a demand enforced
by a fleet of battleships, and has been
expanded to embrace ‘complete eco-
nomic possession of Shantung’
through supplemental treaties in
1899, 1900 and 1905.” In 1898 and
1900 William McKinley, Republican,
was President of the United States
and in 1905 Theodore Roosevelt, Re-
publican superman, occupied that
great office and during all the time
from 1898 to 1905 there were Repub-
lican majorities in both branches ef
Congress. If the robbery of China
was so great a crime, the time to pro-
test against it was when it was per-
petrated. But not a voice was raised
in Washington against it.
The exact language of the treaty of
Versailles with respect to Shantung
is contained in Articles 156, 157 and
158, which provide that “Germany re-
nounces, in favor of Japan, all her
rights, title and privileges—particu-
larly those concerning the territory
of Kiaochow, railways, mines and
submarine cables—which she acquir-
ed in virtue of the treaty concluded
by her with China on March 6th,
1898; all.rights in the Tsingtao-Tsin-
anfu railway, including its branch
lines and . subsidiary property; the
German submarine cables from Tsing-
tao to Shanghai; the movable proper-
ty owned by the German state in the
territory of ~ Kiaochow and official
records of every kind relating to the
administration, whether civil, mili-
tary, financial, judicial or other of the
territory of Kiaoehow,” within three
months from the coming into force of
the treaty.
If there had been no war all these
properties, rights, privileges and
franchises would have reposed safely
in the possession of Germany for the
full period of time expressed in the
treaty of 1898 and the chances are
more than even that they would have
been held forever. Therefore the
provisions of the treaty take nothing
from China and commit no crime
against that nation. It simply trans-
fers to Japan what was held by Ger-
many under a guarantee of restora-
tion to China at some time in the fu-
ture. There is nothing in that to
throw any Senator into conniption fits
out of sympathy for China. The time
for protest was when the treaty was
made and the Republican party is re-
sponsible for silence then.
——Monday’s Altoona papers com-
mented upon the fact that dozens of
people in that city spent the Sabbath
in the mountains gathering huckle-
berries and returned home well laden
with the luscious fruit in the evening.
In this connection it might be added
that Altoona people are not the only
ones who spend Sunday picking huck-
rens, the Seven mountains or the Al-
leghenies any Sunday will result in
finding many men, women and chil-
dren hard at work gathering berries,
and while the bible has set apart that
day as a day of rest and one to keep
holy, in these days of high food prices,
when huckleberries are not only hard .
to get but selling at 20 and 25 cents
the basket, and not very big baskets
at that, people can hardly be blamed
for taking advantage of Sunday, the
only day they are not working at
something else in order to make a liv-
ing, to go to the mountains and gath-
er the berries which are this year so
abundant. Surely there is some ex-
cuse for man or woman in these days
of unwarranted prices spending Sun-
day in an endeavor to lay up food to
tide them over winter.
——Frank E. Costello, of Brad-
ford, McKean county, has been ap-
pointed supervisor of census for the
Fifteenth district of Pennsylvania,
which includes the counties of Centre,
Clearfield, Cameron and McKean. Mr.
Costello is the Democratie county
chairman in McKean county. The
average pay of a supervisor is about
——There are some crops of wheat
in Nittany valley that have yielded
thirty bushels to the acre, notwith-
standing the fact that the farmers
were fearful of the wet weather spoil- re 3
| money waiting for any one who will |
ing the crop.
——Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
A pilgrimage to the Bar- |
lit impairs healthful prosperity, de-
! stroys valuable property and sacri-
' fices human life. In war times a few
‘men make millions in brief periods
but the great majority suffer from
the poverty that invariably follows
wanton destruction. War causes a
fitful and fictitious prosperity while
peace creates enduring contentment
"and happiness. It is hard, in these
circumstances, to reason out why Re-
, publican leaders want war instead of
| peace.
Manufacturers of munitions and
materials of war made millions of
money out of contracts to supply our
own and other governments during
the recent world war. From the view
point of these captains of industry
and mostly contributors to the Repub-
‘lican campaign fund, that fact repre-
sents the bright side of war. But dur-
ing the same brief period millions of
homes were saddened by the loss of
the precious lives of loved ones who
responded to the call to preserve the
, honor of their country. Charge one
| of these conditions against the other
| and strike a balance. The leaders of |
| the Republican party in Congress
+ want war because it affords graft.
The people want peace for the reason
| that it makes for prosperity and hap-
| piness.
| When the ruthless Hun was strick-
en to his knees in France and Flan-
ders the opportunity came to make
an enduring peace. The best minds
of the civilized world were assembled
to draft conditions that would make
, for this splendid result. After months
, of labor their work was accomplished.
i Great Britain and France hastened to
t ratify their beneficent action. The
Congress of the United States was
i asked to concur. But the Republican
{ leaders refused to assent. Their mas-
' ters, the munition makers, could see
no hope for future profits in such an
issue of the conflict, and under one
pretext or another, a fight has been
maintained and ‘will be continued un-
til all Europe dispairs. =
| ——The verdiet in the Ford trial
¥will probably be disappointing to Mr.
Ford ‘who * wanted a million dollars
damages. But it has served to show
that the Chicago Tribune is yellow
and that is something.
Problem Up to Congress.
The impending fight against the
high cost of living, at present staged
in Washington, is more interesting
than promising. President Wilson
was wise in calling Congress to. its
"duty for it is obvious that relief must
| come from that source, if it comes at
, all. Local effort has completely fall-
{en down. Mayors and councils of
| cities may proclaim and ordain “until
| the cows come home” without accom-
: plishing anything. Profiteering will
go on as long as purchasers will pay
| the prices fixed by the producers and
. tradesmen, and producers and trades-
| men will charge “all the traffic will
bear,” as long as purchasers will pay.
Congress may find a way to alter this
i condition, but it is doubtful.
| The high cost of living is ascriba-
| ble to many causes. High rates of
{ wages is one of the most conspicuous
| of them. High cost of other commod-
ities contribute to the high price of
each product. For example, farmers
i have to pay unheard of wages to farm
si hands and unprecedented prices for
everything necessary to produce their
! To balance these increased ex-
! penses they must charge higher
prices for their products. The retail-
er is obliged to pay higher wages,
higher rents and higher taxes and
necessarily must have larger profits.
: The cost of transporting the commod-
ities to market is enhanced by the
i same causes and all these elements
* combine to create the cause of univer-
. sal complaint.
There may be a way to remedy
these evils and we have full faith that
President Wilson will discover and
point it out. But it doesn’t lie in the
hysteria expressed in some sections of
the country. Wages must be high to
enable the workers to live and as
prices advance wages must climb.
But some of the necessaries of life
are higher than the rates of wages
: justify. Profiteers are getting
their nefarious work and they should
be stopped. The task of Congress is
to work this result and it should be
‘attended to at once. For this reason
! crops.
the President put it up to the House |
of Representatives and compelled
that body to abandon its contemplated
vacation. It is hard but just.
‘much thought to religious matters
now but it may be safely predicted
that the partnership between “Me and
Got” has been dissolved for all time.
—— There is a big pile of easy
invent an excuse for Congress ad-
journing before things get worse.
in |
It is ‘said that the Kaiser gives |
' government. They came to the Leg-
islature and obtained a new charter,
they procured from the Legislature
other legislation calculated to impair
the force of the Vare machine and
they proclaimed an irrepressible con-
flict, a settled determination to nomi-
nate and elect a Mayor who may be
depended upon to fight the Vare
forces. Finally they have concluded
to nominate Mr. J. Hampton Moore.
“The mountain labored and brought
forth a mouse.” Hampy is a good
fellow, a fairly well equipped Con-
gressman and that’s all. He has been
in Congress fifteen or sixteen years
and always a faithful follower of the
. machine and a devoted apostle of tar-
iff. While other Republicans protest-
ed against Cannonism and other evils
| which spring from or grow out of
long continued power, Hampy sat
quiet, or cordially acquiesced. In
fact his greatest distinction is the
authorship of a biography of the par-
liamentary czar in which Mr. Cannon
is praised to the skies. But he was
always in line with the party bosses
and mostly in their favor.
Four years ago the present Mayor
i of Philadelphia was nominated under
precisely similar conditions. The par-
ty was broken into fragments and
i each part was throwing harpoons into
| the other. We predicted while the
war was in progress that it would
end in compromise which would be
disappointing to one side or the oth-
‘er. The compromise was Mayor
Smith and before he was in office a
month he was head over heels in the
toils of the contractors. The nomina-
tion of Hampy Moore will come to
the same thing if the voters are stu-
. pid enough to elect him. The disap-
pointment may be on the other side
but it will be there.
——China has tried hard to make
people believe that she was badly
treated by the Peace Conference but
most people are persuaded that in
getting away from Germany she is
ahead of the game.
~~ Germany’s New “White Book.” ..
The “White Book,” issued by the
German government the other day,
contains some interesting informa-
tion, but is not entirely satisfying.
That is to say it informs the public
that as early as September, 1918, Gen-
eral Ludendorf got “cold feet” and
that on October 1st, Field Marshall
von Hindenburg telegraphed to Ber
lin that unless Prince Max would
form a new government an offer of
peace would be sent immediately. On
October 27th the Kaiser’s conscience
got busy, according to this official au-
thority, for “he had reached an un-
alterable determination to sue for a
separate peace within twenty-four
hours and demand an immediate
But these facts are really of little
if any importance to the public.
When Bulgaria offered to sign a sep-
arate peace the German jig was up
and an armistice or unconditional sur-
render within a brief period became
inevitable. That' was in September
and the practical surrender of Tur-
key soon after removed all doubt on
the subject. A considerable part of
the German army might have contin-
ued a hopeless resistance to the pro-
gress of the Allies toward Berlin, but
that was all. The “hoss’s eyes was
sot” and there was nothing left but
to save the hide.
But if that “White Book” had told
us what the Kaiser said and did in
the early part of August, 1914, the
whole world would have listened.
Even if it had given in some detail,
the actions of Bethmann-Holweg and
a few other leaders of German civil
and military thought at that time it
would have been worth while. Every-
body wants to know exactly who was
responsible for that greatest crime of
' history and the surest place to get
| that information is in the archives of
ithe German government. Telling
| what happened between September
and Nesz¢mber, 1918, is like “carrying
| coals to ew Castle.” The most im-
: portant item is the escape of the
Kaiser. *
Taking the tax off certain lux-
uries is all right but the expenses of
government go on and something
must be taxed to compensate for the
loss of revenue.
——Bela Kun is running on hard
i lines now but he enjoyed the time of
i his life during the brief period that
he stood on the neck of all the people
of Hungary.
——It may be said that Henry
Ford wouldn’t make a good college
professor but we know college pro-
fessors who couldn’t build an auto-
Chicago was simply imitating
. other German cities during the re-
cent orgie.
Price Regulations.
From the Philadelphia Record.
If Congress can repeal the law of
supply and demand it can regulate
Pes and reduce the cost of living.
f it can’t—there may be other ways
of attaining the object, but they are
not very promising. Mr. Huddleston,
of Alabama, has offered a bill to lim-
it all prices to the figures of Novem-
ber 11, 1918. It would be venture-
some to say what cannot be done, but
experience with governmental efforts
here and elsewhere to limit prices
does not warrant very much hope.
The government did limit the price
of steel, but it was itself the largest
customer, and it simply refused to
pay what the steel producers asked.
The producers of steel, too, are a very
limited class compared with the pro-
ducers and distributors of all food ar-
ticles and all textiles and boots and
shoes, and the renters of houses. The
usual result of fixing a lower price
than that of the open market is to
lead producers to keep their goods off
the market, hoping for a relaxation
of the restrictions.
The Department of Agriculture and
the agricultural bureau of Illinois re-
cently gave out figures of meats in
cold storage showing large increases
over last year. Reports from between
300 and 400 storage warehouses show
large increase in butter and eggs stor-
ed. It is a reasonable presumption
that the cold storage system is being
abused to sustain high prices. Possi-
bly s.ored foods can be forced on the
The government fixed minimum—
not maximum—oprices of wheat and
hogs. Prices went above the mini-
mum. Last spring the Department of
Agriculture cautioned farmers against
raising too many hogs lest the price
should fall. The price of hogs has
been rising steadily since the official
minimum was removed, but the rise
can hardly be due to this removal.
The price of wheat, fixed by law, sup-
plemented—upward—by executive ac-
tion, regulates the price of corn.
Corn affects the price of pork, and as
‘meats compete with each other the
price of pork has some effect upon the
prices of beef and mutton.
When Congress fixed the price of
wheat it appropriated $1,000,000,000
to meet the loss if the world price
should fall below the statutory rate.
The big growers have probably been
holding back their wieat. They have
been getting higher prices than the
statutory minimum, and they are not
marketing their wheat as fast as they
did last year, though the -gver
from the previous year mvt ‘have
been larger than it was in 1918, fol-
‘lowing a’short crop, and the new crop
is unprecedentedly large. The farm-
ers have no fear of losing by holding
back their wheat, because they have
the government guarantee. They may
gain—they are gaining—but they can-
not lose. :
There is no open world market for
wheat. The recent report on the
world’s wheat situation made by the
Department of Agriculture shows that
pretty much every country is guaran-
teeing the price of wheat, or the ex-
port price, or regulating the amount
of exports. These guarantees and
regulations were inspired by the need
of increasing production; that is, they
are in the interest of the seller. The
Administration is said to be consider-
ing the sale of wheat at a low price,
indemnifying the farmers out of ‘the
$1,000,000,000 appropriated for the
purpose. Such a measure would be
more likely than anything else that has
been proposed to reduce the cost of
all foods, but it would take that bil-
lion from the taxpayers and give it to
the bread eaters. :
It is recognized in Europe as well
as here that the cost of living is cre-
ating a dangerous situation.
100 Per Cent. Americanism.
From the Los Angeles Times (Rep).
If it were a question of sacrificing
our Americanism to become a part of |
a world federation to preserve the
peace of the world, then it would be
apparent that Americanism, like the
first articles of confederation that
bound the thirteen colonies, was itself
insufficient and must be enlarged or
abandoned. But President Wilson and
Mr. Taft have alike pointed out that
we can become a part of a world
league without sacrificing a particle
of the American spirit to which we
owe our country’s greatness. ~®*
No man is 100 per cent. American
who ignores America’s obligations to
mankind, or who shirks any duty that
may devolve upon this nation to aid
in preserving the peace and liberty of
the world. No man is 100 per cent.
American who would draw back, like
the turtle into its shell, before the
principle of self-determination for all
peoples is fully established. No man
is 100 per cent. American who would
permit his objection to some part of
the covenant of the League of Na-
tions to cause him to vote against the
whole. No man is 100 per cent.
American who does not possess a
spirit of tolerance and a confidence in
the future which can trust some of
the vexed questions growing out of
the war to future settlement. No
man is 100 per cent. American who
withholds his confidence from other
peoples that have given heroic evi-
dence of their determination to make
the world a safer abiding place for
women and children. No man is 100
per cent. American who pours sand in
the bearings of the international ma-
chinery for the preservation of world
——Of course Germany ‘will come
back” but she will have to behave
better than formerly if she wants to
—Thirteen of every fourteen aliens who
have left Hazleton for Europe since the
armistice are Italians, 2000 of whom have
sailed, intending to stay.
—A weasel killed thirteen hens, valued
at $10 each, belonging to John Mussel=
man, an East Allentown farmer, and was
in turn, slain by the owner of the chick-
ens. The County Commissioners paid $2
for the weasel’s pelt.
—Because of the high price of coffee the
prisoners in the Lawrence county jail will
become tea drinkers. Sheriff Joseph Boyd
has ordered that tea be substituted for
coffee on the jail menu. The number of
prisoners has been greatly reduced since
the dry era was ushered in.
—Webster Campbell, who twenty years
ago was charged with the murder of a
girl at Lehighton, but was acquitted, was
arrested at Newark, N. J., on the charge
of having robbed an Allentown store of
nearly $1000 worth of clothing nearly a
year ago. He was lodged in the Lehigh
county jail.
—Berry pickers on the Blue mountains,
in the upper end of Lehigh county, found
the body of a man hanging from a tree
in the woods near Best's Hill. It was
identified as George Shalka, of Bethlehem,
an employee of a slate company near
Slatington. Shalka had recently returned
from France, where he served in the ar-
—Nineteen negroes employed by Quin-
lan & Robertson, contractors, on the new
Hamburg-Port Clinton state highway,
quit because of the great number of cop-
perhead snakes uncovered by the steam
shovels on the road that flanks the wall of
the old Blue mountain dam. Steve Klof,
a white alien, was bitten and is in a hos-
—While Jerry Price, 19 years of age,
was handling a revolver in his room at
Montgomery last Friday evening, the
weapon was accidentally discharged, the
bullet lodging near the heart in the breast
of Albert Griffe, a young married man, of
Lewisburg. Griffe’s condition is so sef-
ious that he could not be removed from
the room.
—Three million dollars’ damage to Lan-
caster county’s enormous wheat crop was
estimated at the Farm Bureau, following
an investigation which disclosed that a
second brood of Hessian flies, heretofore
unknown in that county, had dealt a ser-
ious blow to the fields. The few farmers
who have started to thresh report their
crops from five to seven bushels an acre
less than the anticipated yield.
—Friends of William Milnor, a Lycom-
ing county boy, will bring to the atten-
tion of the Carnegie hero commission a
report of his feat several days ago in sav-
ing Mary Sebring, aged 15 years, from
drowning in a treacherous hole in Loyal-
sock creek, near where three persons were
drowned several years ago. Miss Sebring
is the daughter of the late James Sebring,
a former famous big league baseball star.
—During a severe storm lightning play-
ed an odd prank at the home of Leonard
Ferrari, in Luzerne county. A bolt enter-
ed the house, ripped off most of the plas-
tering, smashed nearly all of the windows
and brought out soot in such quantities
from the chimney that it almost smother
ed the family, but Ferrari, his wife and
six children, escaped without a scratch.
Their bodies were covered with debris ag
they were awakened in bed.
—A chimney in the residence of G. P.
Womelsdorf, of Muncy township, Lycom-
ing county, was chosen last spring by an
immense swarm of bees as an ideal place
‘to store honey, and they havé been at
work diligently ever since taking posses-
siom of the unique storehouse. The own-
er is satisfied to have them continue op-
erations. until it becomes necessary to
build a fire in the stove under the chim-
ney, when the bees must give up the fruit
of thelr labor and seek another home.
—William “Hilbert, a farmer near Top-
ton, enjoyed, or rather indulged in the
costliest smoke reported in Berks county
for years. He was driving a big wagon
load of oats from the harvest field and
was smoking a pipe at the same time.
Going down grade, he went to the rear of
the wagon to work the end brake. A high
wind blew sparks into the oat straw, and
in less than a minute the whole load was
ablaze. The horses were released in time,
but the oats and the wagon were destroy-
—Charged with the dynamiting of the
home of the girl he loves, and who has
been persistent in her refusal of his at-
tentions, Anthony Costisno, 16 years of
age, of Scranton, was arrested early Sun-
day morning, after dynamite had been ex-
ploded under the porch of the residence of
John Salako, on east Drinker street. The
porch was smashed into splinters and
doors knocked out of plumb. Salako, his
wife and their 15 year old daughter,
Josephine, were thrown from their beds.
Police . say Costisno told Josephine he
would kill her unless she agreed to marr
him, ?
—Through a deal just closed the Vesta
Coal company, of Pittsburgh, a Jones &
Laughlin subsidiary, has purchased 552
acres of coal in eastern Washington coun-
ty from the estate of Joseph Ulery for
£193,000, or at the rate of about $350 an
acre. The heirs who made the sale are
Sarah Ulery and Charles Bigler, of West
Bethlehem township, Washington county,
and William E. Ulery, Lilly E. Eillis, and
the Laura Thompson estate, all of Phila-
delphia. The largest part of the purchase
money was paid in cash, although two
mortgages aggregating $62,000, have been
accepted on part of the property.
—First aid treatment for snake bites
which is part of the instruction received
by Boy Scouts was given a real test at
Camp Shikelimy. George Nevin, son of
George B. Nevin, of Northumberland, was
bitten by a snake during the company
drill last Tuesday afternoon. By prompt
first aid treatment administered by first
class Scout Harry Smith, and his assist-
ants, the poison was effectually removed.
Scout Nevin was taken to the Mary M.
Packer hospital at Sunbury, by Scout Ex-
ecutive Wingard, and Drs. Graham and
McDonnell, reported that the treatment
given by Scout Smith was highly efficient.
—Guy C. Smith, lately engaged in mar-
keting development in Connecticut and
the New England States, has been named
as chief of the reorganized Bureau of
Markets of Pennsylvania. Mr. Smith is a
graduate of Chicago University and spe-
cialized in agricultural economics, estab-
lishing the market reporting service in
use in Connecticut. He has engaged in
formation of co-operative marketing as-
sociations in New England States and has
written extensively on farm mortgage
credit and short term farm loans. He as-
sumed his duties on Monday and took up
at once plans for a market survey and
standardization of containers for farm