Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 05, 1919, Image 1

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_ Next week the Granger’s picnic,
then Thanksgiving and Christmas.
My, how tempus fugits.
— Anyway all this talk about bring-
ing the cost of living down has, at
least, kept it from going higher.
Fall seeding is under way in
many parts of the county. The
ground is in splendid condition,
though very dry.
*' The capture and punishment “of
the slacker Bergdolls would give al-
most as general satisfaction as the
hanging of Villa.
— The “Watchman” always did hope
that there would be enough sober
sense in the United States to ratify
the peace treaty and now it appears
that the hope will be realized soon.
_ Bellefonte needs more housing
facilities. . Small six to seven room
houses that a woman can take care of
without having to rely on an unrelia-
ble maid are much needed just now
and would command high rents.
__If the Odd Fellows band keeps
up the improvement we have noticed
with each succeeding appearance it
will not be long until the largest town
in the county won’t have to go beg-
ging the smaller ones to “send up
your band” when it wants some real
Farmers who bring two and
three-quarter pounds of butter to
town and sell it to their patrons as
three pounds couldn’t get to the
*Squire’s office quick enough to swear
out a warrant for a grocer who should
attempt to short weight them in sugar
or other commodities.
— President Wilson has started on
his tour of the country during which
he will explain right to the people
what he did in Paris and the thirty
newspaper correspondents who are
trailing him will tell the truth or un-
truth about the way his statements
are received according as they are
‘paid by interests friendly or unfriend-
ly to the League of Nations.
—_The blitch is a new disease that
plays havoc with apple orchards and
‘the Department of Agriculture is
sending out warnings to orchardists
to take measures to stamp it out im-
mediately it appears. Remember,
when speaking of it, that there is an
“1” in the name, even though you
might feel justified in dropping © it
should the blitch attack your orchard.
__Qur junior Senator is still Phil-
anderin’ around mussin’ up things like
a bull in a china shop. His latest
speech, all studied up to knock the
“last spark of life out of the peace
‘treaty, has proven the very elixir it
“needs, for practically all the Republi-
can Senators who were for mild res-
‘ :ervations before the Knox speech are
‘for ratification mow. Philander has
turned them plumb against’ him by his
sympathetic drivel designed to catch
pro-German votes.
— Council has decided to buy the
Phoenix pumping station property
which is probably a wise thing to do,
but when we read in every semi-
monthly report of the deliberation of
our borough solons that a dozen, more
or less, notes are to be renewed, we
wonder whether it is to be paid for
with more notes. If it is Council can
reassure Col. Reynolds, like a well
known individual once did, by telling
him that the “notes must be good be-
cause everybody has them.”
—The New York federation of la-
bor’s committee has reported in fa-
vor of suspending all wage controver-
sies for six months and urges its
members to get to work for a maxi-
mum production. It is a fine spirit
these leaders show and we hope it
reflects that of the workers they rep-
resent for we believe that labor’s sit-
uation today, so far as any disadvan-
tage is concerned, is exactly as these
gentlemen have put it, in the closing
words of their statement, “more ap-
parent than real.”
—Are you getting what you are
paying for? A few days ago a huck-
ster brought a head of cabbage to a
woman in Bellefonte for which he
asked 25 cents. He said it weighed
five pounds and as cabbage was sell-
ing at the stores at 5 cents the pound
the price was right. The lady demur-
red because she knew cabbage was
selling at only 3 cents the pound. The
huckster finally accepted 15 cents and
after he had gone the cabbage was
‘weighed and found to be only one and
three-quarter pounds in weight. The
woman will not expose the man for
fear he won’t huckster round her way
any more, but she ought to do ioe
every housewife were to weigh or
measure what she buys there would
be an end of this very prevalent dis-
honest practice and the high cost of
living kould be considerably reduced
as well.
—Those persons who are so con-
cerned because Mr. McAdoo and his
family had railroad passes while he
was Director General of Railroads
seem to have overlooked the fact that
Mr. McAdoo received no compensa-
tion, whatever, for the tremendous
work that that position piled onto
him while Secretary of the Treasury.
Every employee of the railrrads and
every member of his family rides on a
pass and a lot of them do nearly as
much riding as working and they
draw ample pay for the service they
render in addition, so it is not to the
discredit of the McAdoo family that
they got some small favors as a re-
sult of the splendid service their dis-
tinguished head rendered his country.
It is a little thing viewed in its worst
light but not so despicably little as
the miserable creatures who are try-
ing to manufacture it into political
VOL. 64.
NO. 35.
Senator Knox “Spilled the Beans.”
In his speech in the Senate on Fri-
day Senator Knox “spilled the beans.”
Contempt Not Even Implied.
| Congressman Bland, of Indiana, is
t highly indignant because General
His associates in opposing the ratifi- | Pershing refused to appear before a
cation of the peace treaty pretend to
favor a league of nations to prevent
future wars but take exception to the
pending league for one reason OI
another. Senator Knox is more can-
did for he acknowledges opposition to
all or any agreements of the kind and
declares that when the armistice was
signed on November 11th, 1918, we
should have abandoned the field for
the reason that we had then “achieved
the full purpose for which we entered
the war; our enemy was defeated, the
Imperial German government de-
stroyed and the German people were
liberated, free to choose their way of
life and of obedience.”
Of course everybody except Sena-
tor Knox knows that if that course
had been pursued Germany would
have resumed hostilities the moment
the American forces had turned their
faces toward home and the very pur-
poses, to prevent which we entered
the war, would have been consummat-
ed in a short time. The Kaiser and
the Crown Prince had gone to Hol-
land but it would have required little
time for them to return and reassem-
ble an army ample in strength and
skill to complete the plans of 1914.
Possibly that is what Senator Knox
and those who are with him in the op-
position to the treaty hoped for. But
it is not the principal influence which
moves thém to the opposition. Sena-
tor Knox reveals that in another part
of his speech.
“Think you Germany,” the Senator
for Pennsylvania continued, “smart-
ing and staggering under the terms
of this, the hardest treaty of modern
times, will, even if we were to set up
the league and she should join it, su-
pinely rest content with the dole’ of
grace and suffering we are vouchsaf-
ing her, the crumbs from her victor’s
table?” That sentence expresses the
crux of the Senatorial opposition to
the league of nations, These pro-
German conspirators are dissatisfied
because the treaty imposes burdens
upon Germany, which will forever es-
top the abe ambition, instilled in-
to them by years of false teaching, to
dominate the world. and because Pres-
ident Wilson, a Democrat, was a fig-
ure in ‘the equation: Partisan. preju-
dice and sympathy for Germany is the
influence. ; :
The German people may not have
been in favor of the war in the begin-
ning and they may have been kept in
ignorance of the purposes of the Im-
perial government through all the
period of hostilities. But they fully,
and even cordially endorsed the cru-
elties which made the operations of
the war the most atrocious in the his-
tory of the world. Because of this
fact they deserve the severity ex-
pressed in the peace treaty and even
greater exactions would not have im-
posed upon them the burdens which -
they imposed on France after the
Franco-Prussian war or on Russia dur-
ing the war just closed. Senator
Knox and his Republican colleagues
may think differently but the Ameri-
can people agree upon this fact. Itis
plainly written upon every page of
the history of the war.
When the United States entered
the war it solemnly covenanted with
its allies to make no separate peace
with Germany. Senator Knox now
proposes that the government of the
United States repudiates that obliga-
tion. In this dishonorable proposi-
tion he probably expresses the morali-
ty of “dollar diplomacy” or the equal-
ly obnoxious lawlessness which a few
years ago made Pittsburgh million-
aires notorious. In any event he is
not speaking the sentiments of Amer-
ican manheod either when revealing
his sympathy for Germany or sug-
gesting the betrayal of solemn obli-
gations. It is the voice of Knox and
though it may be endorsed by Lodge
and Borah will not be approved by
right minded Americans.
rr —
—Mark Sullivan, the former very
efficient editor of Collier's, has been
telling the men of New York and the
country at large how to beat the high
cost of clothing. He says that he and
other big men in the country, such as
Senator Medill McCormick, of Illi-
nois; Senator Calder, of New York;
Frank Vanderlip, ex-Secretary of the
U. S. Treasury, and such like, always
take their suits when they get pretty
well worn to a certain tailor in New
York and have them turned and then
they have perfectly good clothes that
look like new. The only think Mark
omitted in his article was the name
and address of that tailor because we
know some newspaper men in Belle-
fonte who would jump at the chance
of sending what’s left of their old
trousers to the tailor if he will turn
them into a “perfectly good suit that
looks like new.”
— Senator Smoot, of Utah, de-
clares that in opposing the peace
treaty he is serving the interests of
his church. As his church is the Mor-
mon creation of Later Day Saints to
propagate polygamy, he will have lit-
tle sympathy among real Christians
in his purposes.
| “smelling” committee of the House of
! Representatives, now junketing in
| France. This is quite natural for Mr.
' Bland and his colleagues imagined
‘that everybody would be obliged to
kow tow to their impudent and im-
perious demands. They heard a ru-
mor that some rubbish of the army
camps in France had been burned or
i given away or disposed of in some
‘ fashion not environed in red tape
and imagine that a scandal might be
out of the threads of such ru-
Accordingly they hastened to
France and subpoenaed General
, Pershing to testify. He was busy at
the time and courteously declined to
| This incident threw Congressman
, Bland, of Indiana, into a paroxysm.
He instantly “took his pen in hand”
| and wrote that General Pershing and
| his army “are bigger than our depu-
ty sergeant-at-arms of the House of
| Representatives, and he, of course,
| can avoid giving us the information
| we desire. I think it is apparent,” he
added, “that the War Department has
during the entire war shown its in-
difference and contempt for the wish-
“es of the people and their representa-
tives and this is only a clear-cut, con-
crete example of that sentiment.” In
another statement in which Mr.
Bland’s colleague, Mr. Johnson, join-
ed, it is declared “regrettable that
there should be even the appearance
| of conflict between the military and
civil authorities at a time when the
world should be normal and be gov-
erned not by armies nor individuals,
but by law.”
In the incident in question there is
not even a suspicion of “conflict oe-
tween the military and civil authori-
ties.” General Pershing, represent-
ing the civil and military authorities
of the United States was sent abroad
to aid in the world war against autoc-
racy and he performed his task with
singular ability and fidelity. But at
the close of his operations he finds
that the corporations have bought up
a majority of the Congress and are
using the power thus acquired to de-
feat the purposes for which he fought
so valiantly and =~ successfully.
Shubbing a “smelling” committee of a
, woven
Congress SO constituted, therefore,
General Pershing is not expressing
“contempt for the wishes of the peo-
ple.” ;
— They have proved that. Sena-
tor Vare has been looting the city in
which he lives and they may prove
that he violated the draft laws in the
interest of his servile friends. But
they will never impair his mastery of
the politics of Philadelphia by such
tactics. Philadelphia is still “corrupt
and contented.”
President Wilson at Work.
President Wilson left Washington
on Wednesday evening on his long
talked of western tour in advocacy of
the ratification of the peace treaty
and delivered his first speech at In-
dianapolis last evening. No advance
information has been given as to the
line of his argument but presumably
he will amplify his statement to the
Senate in presenting the treaty for
consideration and that to the Senate
committee afterward. On those occa-
sions he covered the question com-
pletely and his present purpose is to
give his reasons directly to such of
the people of the country as have not
had opportunity to read them in the
public prints. -
There ought to be no necessity for
argument of the questions in issue.
The problem of the future not only in"
the United States but throughout the
world is peace or war. The peace
treaty is the product of the best minds
of the civilized world in a sincere and
prolonged effort to prevent war for
all time. It may not be perfect but it
is certainly the basis of an agreement
which may be altered and improved
from time to time until perfection is
attained. And it is the only ‘medium
that is offered to achieve this result.
If it is not ratified there can be mo
hope of perfection and the world will
relapse into that uncertain and unfor-
tunate condition it was in previous to
the beginning of the world war.
The President has gone out on a
mission, therefore, of placing before
the people of this country this impor-
tant proposition. To bring the world
to this point millions of precious hu-
man lives have been sacrificed. More
than 100,000 of America’s finest
young men were freely and even
cheerfully given to make the opportu-
nity for laying this foundation of per-
manent peace and if the treaty is not
ratified these precious lives will have
been given in vain. But if the people
know and understand it will be rati-
fied and Woodrow Wilson is now giv-
ing his time, labor and talents that
all may become informed. Meantime
we predict that the treaty will be rat-
— Speaking of costs, strikes are
easily the most expensive things in
modern life.
Future Bright in Promise.
In a message to working men is-
sued by the President on the eve of
Labor day there is expressed a great
source of hope. “I am encouraged
and gratified,” he states, “by the
progress which is being made in con-
trolling the cost of living. The sup-
port of the movement is widespread
and I confidently look for substantial
results.” There is reason for this
view of the situation. Whilst other
investigations of the high cost of liv-
ing have failed the one now in prog-
ress seems to be achieving its pur-
pose. Besides the promise of a con-
ference “in which authoritative rep-
resentatives of labor and those who
direct labor will discuss the funda-
mental means of bettering the whole
relationship of capital and labor,” is
It must be obvious to every think-
| ing mind that so long as an increase
| of prices follows an increase of wages
the remedy for existing evils does not
lie in that policy. Wages are higher
than ever, measured by the pay envel-
ope, but far too low measured by the
purchasing power of the wage. Pal-
pably, therefore, the essential thing is
to reduce the cost of commodities so
that the purchasing power of the dol-
lar is raised up to the proper stand-
ard. To this purpose the administra-
tion at Washington has addressed
itself with a vigor that promises suc-
cess. Reports from all sections of
the country already indicate a down-
ward trend of prices and. the move-
ment is scarcely under way as yet.
With this accomplished the pro-
posed conference between representa-
tives of labor and capital ought to
easily achieve the rest. [t is univer-
sally agreed among thoughtful men
that the present system of adjusting
differences between employers and
employees is unsatisfactory and in-
efficient. Strikes are as impotent as
lockouts and both levy burdens onla-
bor that can never be recovered.
Manifestly President Wilson has
thought out a plan which will accom-
plish the desired result and at the
proposed conference he will try to in-
duce both sides to give it a test. In
that the highest hope rests. With the
cost of living reduced to a fair level
‘and labor troubles averted the future
i¢ bright with promise.
—=—TLast Friday’s- Altoona Tribune
devotes a half column editorial to
commenting upon the fact of the eli-
gibility of women as school directors
and gives Tyrone credit with being
the first town in this part of the State
to try the experiment of electing
women school directors, . that town
having had a woman school director
the past four years. In Blair county
women school directors may be an ex-
periment, but they are not in Belle-
fonte, as this town has had two wom-
en on the school board the past eight
years and both are out for re-election
this year and unopposed. The women
in question are Mrs. Mary E. Brouse
and Mrs. Caroline H. Gilmour and
from the time they were first elected
eight years ago they never were an
directors. This is proven by the fact
that Mrs. Brouse has been secretary
of the board for a number of years
past and the two women constitute
the majority of the committee on
buildings and grounds, looking after
all the repairs and improvements
made. In addition to their work in
the Bellefonte schools they take an in-
terest in schools generally and Mrs.
Brouse now holds the position of pres-
ident of the school directors’ associa-
tion of Centre county.
. ——The merchants’ half holiday on
‘Tuesdays ended last week for this
-summer, the kiddies are now going to
school, the Red Cross base bell season
has practically closed, the Grange pic-
nic at Centre Hall next week will be
the last big gathering of any conse-
quence in Centre county this year and
about the only things we are sure of
before very long are Jack Frost and
political candidates. And speaking of
Jack Frost, have you gotten your coal
bin filled for the winter? If not, bet-
ter look after it right away.
— The Fair Price Commission, of
| New York, estimates that butchers
ought to have at least twenty-four
cents a pound profit on steaks. A
few years ago that would have been
regarded as an excessive price for the
tion makers in Congress hope to de-
velop a war with Japan out of the
Shantung muddle and a war with
Japan would make a big market for
| war materials.
___A contemporary suggests that
i Senator Borah should eat plenty of
| fish because it is said to be brain food.
But what good could it do Borah?
| Even fish must have something to
i work on.
— The French brides are going
i home in droves, according to the
| newspapers, which indicates that eith-
| er French women are fickle or that
American men are cruel.
et ~T]
experiment but very efficient school
{ ——Possibly the agents of muni- :
| No One to Stay the Suicide.
| ¥rom the New York Evening World.
i Deliberately, in the face of all the
consequences their act invites, the Re-
publican members of the Senate For-
eign Relations committee, with one
exception, voted to adopt an amend-
ment which would change the Shan-
| tung provision of the peace treaty,
| thereby insulting Japan, endangerin
| prompt ratification of the treaty an
{ keeping the United States hanging
| ignominiously and indefinitely on the
| outskirts of the Great Peace.
| That a few Republicans have lost
| their political senses in too fervid
| concentration on the task of finding
| party capital for next year’s Presi-
| dential election is conceivable.
But is it conceivable that the best
brains of the Republican party will
permit that party, as a whole, to be
Sxoted to the appalling risks involv-
Is a larger Republicanism ready to
bear the blame when an outraged
country, blocked in its progress to-
ward peace and its rightful share in
the prosperity of peace, turns an an-
gry eye on those who have put obsta-
cles in its path?
Does the Republican party dare to
carry on its shoulders the responsi-
bility for having even attempted to
:o.d back the Nation from taking its
proper place in the front rank of that
progressive peace movement to which
however imperfect, the terrible ex-
periences of the past five years have
persuaded the world?
If so, the Republican party must
have made up its mind to commit
suicide by impaling itself upon na-
tional anger and resentment it has it-
self evoked and sharpened.
Will Republicans like Taft, Root,
Hughes and Wickersham stand by
and permit the self-slaughter 2
¥rom the New York Evening Post.
margins which will reduce the price of
meats. Federal Administrator Wil-
liams declares that publication of
“fair-price” lists and increased intel-
ligence of housewives in buying have
lowered groceries. Shoe and clothing
dealers in this city are forming, with
the Federal Administrator, a “fair-
price committee.” The Ccicago live
stock market takes a decid
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statement that the government’s cam
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sis of the fact that warehouses
cold-storage plants held unprecedent-
ed quantities of food, that food prices
would fall—this before the campaign
was well under way. The legal steps
taken have played their part, and will
continue to do so. We cannot reason-
ably hope for too much, Even if rec-
ord quantities of foods have been
stored away, the prices at which they
are placed on the market must be
governed by the prices at
were originally bought, and by de-
mand, in which last the needs of Eu-
rope will figure in an important and
unpredictable’ way. But unjustifia-
ble profits can be attacked all along
the line, and public economy can keep
demand as low as possible. Mean-
while the Senate committee has al-
legislation without important change.
The Same old Turkey.
From the Philadelphia Record.
‘We have hurt the feelings of Tur-
key. Turkey appeals to the peace
conference to protect it from our
threats. Admiral Bristol, apparently
under instructions from the President,
has warned Turkey to stop killing Ar-
menians, and Turkey is indignant at
having its favorite amusement inter-
fered with, and appeals to the peace
conference to protect it in its rights.
It is reported that the peace confer-
ence has done this by assuring Tur-
key that the warning of Admiral Bris-
tol was informal and unofficial. There-
fore, we presume, Turkey is invited
‘to proceed with the massacreing of
Armenians; it need pay no attention
to informal and unofficial communica-
‘tions from the American Admiral.
Clemenceau’s stern words to the Turk-
ish peace delegates three months ago
apparently meant nothing whatever,
and French newspapers are express-
ing resentment at America’s meddling
with the sanguinary recreations of
the Turks.
One Purpose of Lodge's
{ From the New York World. ing
Relations committee who demand “an
equal voice” with Great Britain in the
league, of course know that we have
an equal voice with her in the inner
council of nine members. What they
are trying to do—if their bushwhack-
ing conceals any purpose beyond mis-
| chief—is to drive splendid, free. self-
governing lands like Canada and Aus-
tralia, our friends and our kind of
people, back into the status of crown
Laureate Selected.
From the Rochester Post-Express.
“Who'll be the poet to celebrate in |
deathless verse the league of na-
‘ tions 7” asks an exchange. Why not
. adopt Tennyson's “Half a league, half
a league, half a league onward!”
High Cost of Alimony.
From the Des Moines Register.
| Profiteering has broken out in a
| new spot. Oregon lawyers have rais-
2 ihe price of divorces from $50 to
ready reported out the House food
—Four Rochester, Pa., men are held for
murder following the death of C. R.
Pritchard, whom they are alleged to have
assaulted in a hold-up. Pritchard was 38
years old and unmarried. Up to the time
of leaving home at the age of 21 he resid~
ed in his native village of Westfield.
—The Tioga county jail has one lone oe-
cupant, a boy of 14, who is accused of
stealing a gun and a $100 Liberty bond
and $10 cash from his employer at West~
field. The boy acknowledges stealing the
gun and says he should be punished, but
asserts he is too patriotic to have swiped
the bond.
—Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bradgely, of Cam-
mal, Lycoming county, celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary on Saturday.
The cake served at the anniversary dinner
was baked by Mrs. George Veley, of Jer-
sey Shore, who fifty years ago baked the
wedding cake served at the breakfast fol-
lowing. the wedding ceremony of the
—Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keller, of New=
berry, met with a peculiar accident. She
put a pan of kerosene on the stove to
heat, to clean some refractory clock works
and the vapor caught fire. She picked up
the pan and was running out the door
with it and met her husband just coming
in. They collided head on, the burning oil
splashed over them both, and they were
painfully burned about the face and arms.
—Michael Bodder, of Mt. Carmel, is
tangled up in a double family upheaval
and the law. He is the father of several
children and last fall his wife died of in-
fluenza. He married a widow with sever-
al children, whose husband had died with
the same disease. The double family does
not mix, and Bodder, his second wife
charges beat her. He claims she doesn’t
feed his children when he is at work.
Michael is in jail.
—Wilbur S. Hemphill, of Lancaster, who
fought through the war with the 304th
Engineers, and who while in France sent
all he could spare from his wages to Miss
Esther Kendig, whom he was to have mar-
ried last Thursday entered suit against
her for $5000 damages claimihg to have
been jilted. Hemphill charges he had giv-
en her several hundred dollars to save for
a home, and a diamond ring, and had gone
to Camden, N. J., to wed when Miss Ken-
dig told him, “she loved another,” giving
him a check for part of the money.
—Along with a consignment of cattle
which arrived from Buffalo at the Union
stock yards, Lancaster, came a curiosity
which was viewed by all who were near
the stock yards, a steer with two develop-
ed tails. The steer was of good size and
was bought by Hoober and Potts. The
animal was the first curiosity that has ar-
rived at the stock yards for some time,
{Along with twenty-three other steers,
r € . was shipped to Swift & company, at Har-
City butchers agree to a schedule of | :
but he was destined not to remain long.
—Conductor 8S. W. Downs, of the Penn-
sylvania Railroad, last Thursday evening
returned to Miss Ida McAdams, a clerk in
‘the Pottsville postoffice, a package worth
nearly $10,000 which Miss McAdams lost
from an automobile near her home Wed-
cand |
which they |
Republicans of the Senate Foreign’
: aminations
‘nesday. She is a sister of William McAd-
{ ams, a conductor well known all over the
State. Search was made for the missing
ed ‘slump, , ck
k ; 16 package when the loss was discovered
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ascribed to the public s refusal to buy | but no clue was discovered until Thurs-
meat at the old prices. All these en- | day morning papers conveyed the news
couraging reports lend strength to | that Downs found it and
2 took it along to
Attorney General Palmer's official | pis home at Sunbury. Among other EE
- | ables the package contained $6000 in Lib-
erty bonds, unregistered.. -..__ _ ......
-1 i
~—Will not some patriotic citizen; male
or female, step forward and please accept
the postmastership at Beavertown? The
job paid $753 last year. Uncle Sam has
been calling for volunteers for the. past
two months to accept the position, but not
one soul has shown enough interest even
to appear at either of the civil service ex-
: scheduled there. With the
Beavertown office going a-begging, and
the ‘one at McKee’'s Half Falls just aban-
doned, because no one could be secured to
take it, proof is presented that postmast-
ering ‘does not appeal to Snyder countians
as it did in the days before they handled
parcel post, collected revenue, did a sav-
ings business and sallied forth into the
retail grocery game.
—Idle gossip was given as the reason
for the suicide of Olive Schoenberger, a
fifteen-year-old girl of Freeland, in her
bed-room, as her sweetheart, Grant W.
Coleson, a returned soldier from Shamo-
kin, waited for her down stairs Friday
night to talk over some rumors he had
heard on the streets. The girl failed {to
‘respond to repeated calls and shortly
afterwards a shot "was heard. She had
gone to another part of the house, secured
her father's revolver and sent a bullet
through her breast, dying within five min-
utes without regaining consciousness.
Miss Schoenberger was employed in a ci-
gar factory and was soon to have been
married .to Coleson, with whom she be-
came acquainted two months ago.
—At Marsh Hill Junction, Lycoming
county, is a field of oats standing which
is ripe and should be cut, but the owner
refuses to reap it because of rattlesnakes.
When he began cutting the grain three
weeks ago he put his grain cradle over
the fence and heard the familiar. rattle of
snakes coming from six different direc-
tions. He did not attempt to remove the
cradle. A neighbor equipped himself with
snake-proof boots and gloves and tried his
luck, but a rattler tried to climb the han-
dle of his scythe and attack his face. He
gave it up as a bad job. No one else has
had the courage to make another attempt
to cut the oats. It is said that snakes
come down the mountain to Lycoming
Creek to get water and make their home
in the oats field.
__One of the most unique achievements
ever accompished by two Lock Haven
young people was the completion of a 600-
mile walking tour, when Mr. and Mrs.
William Flack Jr., arrived at South Por-
cupine Hill, a gold mining camp in the
northern part of Ontario, Canada, last
week. William Flack is the only son of
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde M. Flack, and Mrs.
Flack is the daughter of Principal and
Mrs. Charles Lose, of the Central State
Normal school. The young couple, who
were recently married, started ‘on their
walking trip June 30th, and have walked
nearly 600 miles, riding on the train about
100 miles, at various stages of the journey.
They have scarcely slept under a roof
since leaving Lock Haven, sleeping in a
tent, which was part of their equipment.
They report having met with the utmost -
kindness en route, commenting particular-
ly on the hospitality of the people of the
«North County,” or Northern Ontario.
Young Flack is filling a position in the
gold mines which will give him practical
experience in his mining = engineering
course at State College, while Mrs. Flack
will also do practical work. They will re-
turn by train to take up their senior year
in State College, September 23rd.