Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 12, 1919, Image 1

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    Demon tc
—Don’t fail to go to the primaries
next Tuesday.
—Gradually old John Barleycorn is
being forgotten. It seems to be easier
than a lot of folks thought.
—Austria has signed the peace
treaty and thereby agreed to quit the
army business and give up her fleet.
—The peace treaty will be ratified
and there will be no reservations to it
that will invalidate any of its articles.
—The President’s western trip has
revealed the fact that notwithstand-
ing the propaganda of his enemies to
create a revulsion of feeling he is still
very popular with the masses.
—For all his snub to those “smell-
ing” Congressmen in Paris “Black
Jack” Pershing doesn’t seem to be in
bad with the plain people who are at
home welcoming their heroes, Sy
© —MThé miners of the Lackawanna
valley are proposing to strike because
the coal operators are putting in me-
chanical loaders. It is to laugh!
Such an attempt to sprag the wheels
of progress.
—Those Atlantic City parents who
permitted the body of their baby to be
carried to the cemetery in an air ship
were seeking notoriety of course, but
what manner of humans are they who
exploit what others regard so sa-
—Anyway the embargo on ship-
ments of limestone for road building
won’t affect one of the big contracts
in Centre county because all of the
stone required for it is being trans-
ported from quarries to the right of
way in trucks.
—Large credits being §6curdd mn
this country now by Swedish and
Swiss bankers are undoubtedly for the
benefit of Germany, but what of it?
Germany must pay the bill presented
to Ler in the peace treaty and she can
only do it by restoring her pre-war ins
dustrial condition as rapidly ag pegsi-
ble. earl TREC LL) et
—With the streets a jam with pon-
dorous motor trucks, the sky full of
whirring air ships and the side yard
a babel of all the neighborhood chil-
dren surely we arc reminded that
Bellefonte is an industrious place.
But, oh, for a bit of solitude and quiet
once in a while. The nerves of the
strongest are racked with the inces-
sant noise. ‘
—What fine weather the Grangers
have been having for their picnic.
Surely the farmers have been in luck
for a few years past. Splendid crops
and fancy prices can’t keep up for-
ever. The fly will be back to the
wheat, the cut-worm will find the corn
and the clover won’t catch ere long
because we're due for a few calamities
just to remind us that it isn’t all sun-
shine even on the farm.
Te AE inEwee
—If ever there was a four-flushing
-Congress in Washington the one that
is sitting there now is that one. Not
a single bit of constructive legislation
has it enacted, not an apparent move
has it made to do anything more than
dig for scandals that don’t exist. It
speaks of sympathy for the distress
of the country and takes no step,
either directly or indirectly, to relieve
it. It is a Republican Congress but
many Republicans we know are at the
point of repudiating it.
—The west is telling the President
very emphatically that it stands right
behind him for the ratification of the
peace treaty without amendment. The
western idea is being heard of in
Washington, too, and there is a no-
ticeable change in the manner with
which the Senate is viewing the
treaty. When the “people back home”
commence to make a noise like there
would be trouble at the next election
politicians sit up and take notice. And
most of our Senators are politicians,
not statesmen.
Not one of those striking Phil-
adelphia brick layers who refused to
complete a foundation for a boiler, the
immediate installation of which was
neccessary to the continued work of
the Polyclinic hospital in that city,
should ever be admitted to a hospital
that is supported by State or private
bounty. When men use such an insti-
tution as means to a selfish end they
are devoid of all sense of manhood
and should be held up to public exe-
cration. Their action was no worse in
spirit than that of the Hun when he
bombed enemy hospi tals and bayonet-
ed wounded soldiers. It is to the ever-
lasting credit of those Master masons
who donned overalls, themselves, and
completed the work so that the suffer-
ing patients in the hospital could be
cared for.
—We know some men who can
scarcely read or write who are
earning one hundred and fifty dol-
lars a month doing work that requires
no particular skill or intelligence.
They own no property, are not taking
care of their children any better than
they were taken care of themselves,
and are saving not a cent. Their
spare moments are devoted mostly to
damning everybody and everything
and complaining because labor is not
properly reimbursed. We know a
different type. One that scarcely
earns half as much as the first yet has |
a comfortable home of his own, a
family of promising children and is
happy and helpful in the community.
In the face of such contrasts, and
they are to be found right here in
Bellefonte, it is not to be wondered at
that the masses have so little patience
with the strike movements of men
who are known to be already receiv-
VOL. 64.
Delay Impairs Business.
Mr. Thomas J. Lamont, of New
York, a member of the firm of J. P.
Morgan & Co., who recently spent
five months in Europe acting in an
advisory relation to the Peace delega-
tion and a Republican in politics, is
out of patience with the Senators who
are delaying the ratification of the
treaty. “The whole world is crying
for peace, for a chance to renew its
normal life and work,” he declared in
a statement issued in New York, the
other day, “and this country, by con-
tinued inaction, refuses to grant her
consent to the settlements necessary.”
An “alarming fall in the rates of for-
eign exchange” has already occurred,
he adds, and “for this no remedy can
be had as long as the delay continues
at Washington.”
But that is precisely what the Re-
publicans in Washington are striving
for. They hope to win the next Pres-
idential election by paralyzing indus-
try and destroying commerce. No
matter what the cause of business
distress may be the party in power
gets the blame and the Republican
Senators who are delaying the ratifi-
cation of the peace treaty are willing
to sacrifice every material interest to
socure the election of a Republican
President in 1920. If the treaty were
ratified there is every reason to be-
lieve business would flourish in every
line of endeavor. That would create
Eontentmant and happiness ameng the
people and encourage voters to con-
tinue the dominant party in power.
The Republican leaders in Congress
are anxious to get in control of the
government for various reasons.
Among them is the fact that a great
war was conducted without graft.
That is setting a dangerous example,
according to their notions. When a
war favored politicians are made rich
by grafting on the government and
nothing like that happened during the
recent world war.
out of that war except those who
earned it and as they hope for more
wars they object to such a system of
conducting a war. The spoils of office
are also alluring to men like Lodge
opposition to. the treaty.
—~Next Tuesday the party nominees
for township, borough and county of-
fices will be chosen. Your duty, as a
good citizen, is to vote for men whom
you know are qualified to fill the
places they seek. Don’t let personal
feelings stand in the way of voting
for the best man. These are times
when capable, economical manage-
ment of public business is needed to
quiet the spirit of unrest and we
should all bear in mind that putting a
man in office merely because he’s a
good fellow or needs it is neither good
sense nor good business.
Surprise in the Meat Inquiry.
One of the surprises in the Senator-
ial investigation of causes of the high
cost of meats is that most of the
stockmen protest vehemently against
pending legislation providing for gov-
ernment regulation of the packing in-
dustry. The packers insist that the
high price of cattle “on the hoof” is
responsible for the high prices of
meat and before the investigation be-
gan the big cattle breeders complain-
ed constantly of the oppression put
upon them by the packers. But now
that one of these elements in the
equation is threatened with punish-
ment for misdeeds the other prompt-
ly comes forward in its defense.
paid for their evidence but this is con-
Among other things the Kenyon
Kendrick act provides for the compet-
itive use of refrigerator cars on the
theory that the exclusive use of them
by the packers discriminates against
the small operators in that line. One
of the stockmen testified the other
day that such a regulation “would de-
stroy efficiency in the industry with
consequent danger to the producer.”
Thus the producer and the distrubutor
come together and argue in behalf of
both but the consumer has no cham-
i pion though oppressed on every side
of the question. The license is obnox-
| ious to all except those who have no
| alternative except take what he gets
i “and look pleasant.” Meantime the
{ high prices go higher with the sky
! the limit.
A witness who lives at Somerset,
| Pa., and raises cattle in the western
' States suggested to the committee the
| other day that if it wished to lower
| prices to the consumers it “should
: pass laws requiring the packers to op-
| erate markets in stores where they
{ have branch houses now.” He is sat-
| isfied that such a policy “would re-
| sult in making meat products to con-
| sumers 25 to0'35 per cent. cheaper
i than they are now.” He didn’t indi-
{ cate how this result would follow his
| proposition but he is persuaded that
| the proposed regulation of the packers
| would be detrimental to packers and
| consumers. Most of us can see how
his scheme would freeze out local
Republican administration conducts a |
Nobody got money |
and Knox and their associates in the |
It is |
alleged that the breeders have been |
Irishmen Injuring their Cause.
{ One might well question the hon-
esty of Irishmen who are opposing
| the ratification of the peace treaty on
{the ground that it will strengthen
. England’s power over the Emerald
| Isle or prolong its control. They base
, this absurd opinion upon the provis-
j ion of Article 10, which pledges the
signatories to defend each other
If Ire-
, against external aggression.
land were an
like France or Italy or even like Bel-
gium, there might be some probabili-
-ty of interference in the event she
should make war on England without
| just cause. But Ireland has not been
_in the enjoyment of such independ-
ence and was not at the beginning of
. the great war.
{ On the contrary Ireland is subject
| to the sovereignty of great Britain
and what happens between them is
| their own affair so long as both sides
act fairly. If the people of Ireland
| have reasons for complaint, and heav-
jen knows they have, they can file
| their complaint with the League of .
| Nations through any of the signator- :
| ies, and appeal for justice. With re-
bellions or inswrrections or other do-
i mestic troubles the League of Na-
| tlons will have nothing to do. But it
{ will guarantee justice to every op-
| pressed people and enforce, jn go far
| as possible, the principle of self-de-
i termination,
| thua in any oily sansa that is 8pen;
| That the people and the governme...
+ of the United States are in cordial
| sympathy with the people of Ireland
| in their laudable ambition to shape
| their own destinies is beyond question.
i That being true the League of Na-
i tions affords the surest and quickest
‘medium of rendering the necessary
help. But Irishmen who aided Ger-
many during the war and are now
* helping to prevent the return of peace
, are making the purpose difficult of
achievement as well as delaying the
. consummation. Until the treaty be-
+ comes operative there is neither op-
portuiity nor excuse for interference.
: Until the treaty is ratified by the Sen-
ate the government of the United
« States cannot act in the matter.
| ——In Philadelphia they are rais-
"ing the question as to whether the
Vares really have a voting residence
in the city. While the contractor-pol-
iticians have made a poor showing in
. establishing the fact they have failed
to call in evidence the country idea
' that “a voter votes where he gets his
: washing done.” On this theory there
i could be no doubt as to their right to
: vote in Philadelphia for some of the
| papers of that city are constantly
‘ washing the dirty political linen of
: the Vares.
} Luring Pershing Into Politics.
There is a good deal of anxiety
among Republican politicians in
+ Washington according to press dis-
patches regarding the attitude of
General Pershing in public affairs.
. The General is home from his distin-
: guished service abroad and great dem-
| onstrations have marked his welcome.
| Politics has nothing to do with this,
| however, as it is intended to be a
| spontaneous expression of apprecia-
| tion of his splendid service. But it is
i reasonably certain that soon efforts
i will be made to entice him into parti-
| san opposition to the administration
and an offer of the Republican nomi-
i nation for the Presidency may be the
| lure which will be used. t
It is certain that the Republicans
| are in a sad plight to meet the ap-
proaching Presidential campaign.
i They have no candidate in view and
| are utterly destitute of material from
| which to make a candidate. Some
i time ago General Leonard Wood, a
; military hero who never smelled the
| smoke of battle, was talked about but
: with the death of Roosevelt that fool-
i ish notion was buried. Roosevelt him-
: self might have served the purpose if
| he had lived and Taft would cut a
{ very respectable figure but the domi-
i nant faction of his party are against
: him because of his attitude on the
, peace treaty. Root is too old, Hughes
‘an unpleasant memory and all the
‘others are absurd. In the circum-
' stances’ Pershing would be a life-
| saver.
But “Black Jack” is not likely to
give any encouragement to the flirta-
, tious Republican politicians. In the
i first place he was brought up in a
| Democratic atmosphere and born of
{ Democratic parents. His long career
{in the army separated him completely
' from political activity and possibly
from party preference. But the mis-
| chievous mixing of politics in the af-
| fairs of the war during the past
i couple of years would more than like-
| ly prejudice him against the Republi-
| can’ party under its present leader-
{ ship. His snub of the Congressional
| committee in Paris the other day
| may safely be taken as an expression
| of his opinion of that party organiza-
| tion.
—The Altoona Tribune is one of
| the leading Republican dailies of
ing more money than they have | dealers and give the packers a great- | Pennsylvania that pleads “not guilty”
brains to handle.
* er monopoly than ever.
to worshipping at the shrine of Knox.
{ con
independent country |
In this there is greater '
hope for self-government of Ireland
| own identity and work with its own
| Te through its own machinery.
wconsplete study of everything that is
a — —
—=State forest reserves are to be stocked
with beaver this fall. :
—Juniata county has a new farm agent
in the person of W. A. Fordye, of Green
county. He succeeds D. I. Pheasant, re-
signed, who will return to State College.
—Secretary of Agriculture Rasmussen
has announced the appointment of Dr,
Thomas Edward DMunce, of Washington
.tounty, as state veterinary to succeed Col.
C. J. Marshall, who resigned to devote his
time to the professorship of theory and
| The Religious Survey of Centre
\ T..
{rte Tn
‘ ty, as part of the world-wide surveys
! being made by the Interchurch World
, Movement of North America, will be
made 2 goon as the organization of a
, county council and other preliminary
: steps now under way have been com-
been invited to co-operate in the work.
tent investigators who are satisfacto-
ry to all the churches. The object is
to obtain an impartial and complete
summary of all the facts relating to
the condition of every church in the
county as to its finances, its member- | achievements in “reconstruction;” for
ship, whether growing, stationary or
declining, whether it has a resident
pastor, what families are included in | negative; chstrictive. role Tather than
its ministry, how often its people are
visited by pastors, what families in
' the county are without pastoral over-
! sight, ete.
The county council will be expect-
,ed to assemble this information. It
i will then be sent on for tabulation to
the state council but, in the meantime,
the facts will be laid before all the
leaders in all the denominations of the
county who will be invited to attend
| conferéfives Where local programs to
fit the ascertained Facts win ve WOK"
ed gut by eammeyn agreement.
What is being dene in Centre coun-
[ty is being repeated in every one of
he oon mural ounties of the United
the see gimilar gtudies of religious
| States. 1 ]
conditions abroad are being made
through the missionaries in the
- ~evaly
throcigh goveitimental forces, through
privat agencies and through the
headqua.™ters of the great American
mission so.eties.
The Interchurch World Movement
. is a co-operative effort of the mission-
ary boards, chuich extension societies,
and similar benevolent agencies of all
the evangelical churches to work out
a unified Christian program. It is not
, @ movement for organic church union. !
On the contrary, it expects each de-
nominational society to preserve its
The idea is to make a systematic and
to be done and to have all the constit-
uent bodies get together and agree
upon which part of the work each is
to undertake.
The movement originated last fall
with certain members of the Foreign
Missionary Board of the Presbyterian
church, South. Acting upon a sugges-
tion from these men, 135 representa-
tives of various missionary societies
of many denominations met in New
York city in December. This confer-
ence decided that something of the
kind could be done and appointed a
committee of twenty leaders in var-
ious churches to work out a plan.
The committee of twenty worked
out a system of co-operation it
thought would be satisfactory. To
consider it, a general conference was
called at Cleveland, Ohio, in May.
This conference was attended by 500
delegates representing 200 different
religious agencies. ;
It amplied and approved the plan
and, from that moment, the Inter-
church World Movement was an ac-
complished fact. The general com-
mittee includes such well known lead-
ers as, Stephen Baker, Fred B. Smith,
James M. Spears, Warren S. Stone,
F. P. Haggard, Raymond Robins and
John Willis Bair. S. Earl Taylor, ex-
ecutive secretary of the Methodist
Centenary organization, is general
secretary. John R. Mott, internation-
al head of the Y. M. C. A, is chair-
man of the executive committee.
Realizing that no adequate pro-
gram of co-operation could be worked
out until all the facts were known,
the movement already has begun its
surveys. The home surveys may be
divided roughly into two parts, rural
surveys and city surveys.
After the county councils have com-
pleted their work and forwarded the
results to the state council, that body
will make up a complete report and
analysis for the entire State. This in
turn will be forwarded to the Nation-
al organization for final analysis,
after which, it will be possible to get
at the saliert points of information
for any locality in the United States.
The Interchurch World Movement
is the first organization to undertake
such a task on such a large scale.
——Every tax payer has an en-
gagement, for next Tuesday which he
should not fail to keep. It is to go to
the primaries and vote to put capa-
ble men on the ticket for local offices.
——Just 186 hunters’ licenses have
been issued by County Treasurer Da-
vid Chambers, but considering the
fact that the only kinds of game that
are now in season are raccoon, rails
and blackbirds, it is not to be wondex-
ed at that so few hunters have taken
out licenses up to this time. Snipe
and web-footed water fowl will come
in season September 15th, but the ma-
jority of hunters will not be attracted
to the sport until the opening of the
. the treaty in conference and in no way
Every evangelical denomination has !
Ty gelica ' now, public opinion is to speak the fi-
The survey is to be made by compe- . nal Word, the hour has struck for his
practice of veterinary medicine at the
University of Pennsylvania.
—Pleading guilty in court at Allentown
on a charge of stealing an automobile
from a local merchant, for which he was
NO. 36.
! arrested twenty minutes later at Bethle-
The President’s Tour. hem, Edward Moore, of Philadelphia, was
I — sentenced by Judge Clinton A.
f From the Springfield Republican. ? 2 ion Gonna io
The President’s choice of time for
A general survey of the religious ! the tour, which he planned to make
ditions and needs of Centre coun- | While still in Paris, is to be commend-
‘ed as sagacious, if a tour was to be
pay a fine of $50 and undergo imprison-
ment for on indeterminate term of from
eighteen months to six years.
—It cost Edward McCray, of Needmore,
Franklin county, $60 for six gray squir-
rels he shot on Saturday. McCray did not
get to eat the squirrels as State Game
Protector Dunkle, who detected the case,
confiscated the unlawfully killed animals
and took them to the local hospital. Me-
Cray was also fined $20 for hunting with-
out a state hunter's license.
—The Sunbury council faces the present
prospect of re-drafting and re-enacting all
the borough ordinances as a result of the
mysterious disappearance of the borough
ordinance book, which was stolen some
made at all. He has shown himself
in Washington the past summer ready
and willing to meet the opponents of
has he disputed the right of the Sen-
ate to exercise its full constitutional
prerogative, after having exercised
‘his own, in the making of treaties. If,
appeal to the people themselves.
Since he came home from Europe
the President has gained rather than
‘lost in strength The Republican months ago. The borough solicitor has
: Congress has thas far been a failure informed council that they cannot enforce
i in impressing the country by its | toy ordinance unless they are able to pro-
duce a signed copy of the act.
—Nine telephone companies have filed
notice with the Public Service Commis-
sion that they have increased their serv-
ice rates most of them effective early in
October. The advances range from $3 to
$6 a year in the case of the smaller com-
panies, but there is a doubling of the bus-
iness rate in Johmstown, while in Potter
county rates go up as high as $§, ¥
—When the water pipe leading into the
home of James Peale, of Eagles Mere,
stopped up, Peale took off the spigot to
remove the obstruction, Xe drew from
the pipe what seemed to be a wad of pa-
per, but which proved to be a $20 bill
Markings on the bill led to the discovery
that L. G. Stevens, also of Eagles Mere, a
month ago had dropped a $20 bill ~~
walking along a small moun, EY
from which wat ris Pied tite Rr
it has done almost nothing after hav-
ing been in session three and a half
months. With Congress playing a
| one distinguished by initiative and
| achievement, the President has easily
| held the centre of the stage, and in
| taking the initiative as he did in the
| campaign against the high cost of liv-
i ing, he demonstrated his tactical su-
| po-iority in leadership to an opposi-
{ "i... party which is virtually leader
less, even if it has the support of a
| majority of the PEODIR, cousin ium
. The President has unquestionably
increased his prestige of late by his
facile success in preventing serious
railroad strikes, and, if his October
1avo. conference bwings tangible re-
sults of the least comsequence, he may
still present the remarkable spectacle
of a lent Phos own on had |
suffered defeat In the Iast elections, 4.)
continuing to afford the Rat a
ly effective laadamebi~s= 3¥ 770 7
" Moca ay da nome
as in foreign affairs.
Ne afl ; I :
wus institute
against I. P. Yahne
as well
The plaintiff
y SOI, James,
Walt Mason Chirps Thrift.
Some one asked Walt Mason what
| he thought of the high cost of living.
| Walt might have replied like the rest
i of us, with every other word a ( ) { fracturing his leg and injuring him infer
but he didn’t. He emitted 2a warble, | nay.
and it has more punch to it than a —As a friend of Charles Campbell, of
{ whole string of (——)s. Here it is:! ea :
: * : * , Jersey Shore, was driving CampbeH’'s au-
. tomobile down Gravel hill, near Woolrich,
“Life is gay and blithe and sunny | the brakes on the car shipped and the ma-
since the peace dove hit the breeze; | chine went over a bank. The driver walk-
every one is burning money just as!ea into Woolrich and secured a heavy mo-
though It grew on trees. I insist on! tor truck to pull the machine back to the
thrift and saving, but there’s none to | road, but when the truck attempted to
heed my words? Jokunies sy het 1 move the other car its brakes, too, failed
am raving, an row money {io the! te function, and it followed the ether car’
birds. Men are drawing prim dver the bank. A force of men working
wages, and their breasts are filled | with another truck spent two hours in
with mirth, and they jeer foreboding | lifting the two cars from the ditch.
Jogey We predict a day of dearth; i —Cloyd A. Hazlett, of Huntingdon, while
2 gy Wi gome as surely as | returning from his summer camp along
tomorrow’s sun will rise; things will | Yunkaid river. -was stoic bY. 4 five
then be goin YIV With the giddy] are De
dth £ g Doo yw ! e g Y | eastbound Pennsy freight train while fry=
FH iL guvs, 3 Thingy Srewt boom ing to drive over : Eby’s crossing, three
now, my friends: and the an ine | miles east of Huntingdon, last Wednesday
> { morning. His body and parts of the mo-
truly clever saves as. ably as . he torear were carried on the engine 1000 feet
spends. It is patent fo the knowing, | efore the train stopped. He was 32 years
Ih expensive limes like these. that the i old and leaves a widow and two children.
kopecks won't be growing always On | Hig family, who were camping near the
ig Ltn ha COME | coone of the accident, heard the crash
3 oom 1S : 5 =
left behind, and the koperk and the when the locometive struck the car.
ruble will be mighty hard to find;| -—Charles Herrold, of Milton, wanted by
happy then the lads whose wages | Northumberland county authorities for es-
have been safely placed in brine, who | cape from jail, was arrested at his home
obey the seers and sages, when the in Milton last Thursday by Private Kurtz,
saving graft was fine. And how sick | of the state police. Kurtz heard that Her-
will be the mortals who like spend- | rold was in Milton and called at his home
thrifts now behave, who reply with | to search for him. The search led to the
jeers and chortles when we call on | attic, where Herrold was found covered by
them to save.” a sheet. He was returned to jail. Her-
. rold and another youth escaped from jail
May 4th. They stole an automobile at
Milton, in which to seek other scenes. The
police later learned that both had enlist-
ages as the result of an 2
{ dent on September 1, 1017.
{ alleges that the defendant’ £5: >
tae Tord au
aged 18 years, was operating # i. aul
tomobile and ran down his §6M; Ea.
Houck, aged eight years at
Our Do-Nothing Congress.
¥rom the New York Evening Post.
Among objections urged against | ed in the United States service. Herrold
the President’s speaking tour, it is | wore a uniform when captured.
contended that he ought to stay in! Earl Ralston just wanted a trunk
Washington “on the job.” Resolu-
tions to this effect. have been intro-
duced in Congress. Well, so far as
Congress is concerned, there is. no
reason why Mr. Wilson should cling
to Washington. Congress is there,
but it certainly is not on its job. It
is not sending. any bills to the Presi-
dent. The House now and then pass-
es bills to place high duties on tung-
sten ore or pearl buttons. which may
not get through the Senate, and
which, if they do, will be vetoed by
the President. Both Houses take a
turn at passing log-rolled private
pension bills or bridge bills; but the
main business of the session is at an
absolute ‘standstill. . . . Senator
Underwood stated the other day that
the Senate might as well be in perpet-
ual recess, for all the public business
it was transacting. It is on the job,
but the job is to talk.-and postpone
and object and delay and resist the
adoption of rules which would make
he orderly dispatch of business pos-
Dr. David J. Hill’s Discovery.
From the New York World. ;
When Dr. David Jayne Hill made |
when he entered a department store im
Pittsburgh on Saturday evening, but he
got two nights free lodging, besides the
excitement. Becoming weary waiting for
a salesman, Ralston dropped into a chair
and he fell asleep. When he awoke the |
store was locked up for the night and it
was dark. Ralston went to the mattress
department, stretched out on one and
passed the rest of the night in comfort.
But when he tried to leave the store he
set off an alarm which brought private
detectives, who took him to central police
station. Sunday morning hearings were
over, so Ralston was kept until Monday
as a suspicious person.
— While at work on a lawn at Fori <u-
gusta, Northumberland county, C. E. Buy-
er, of Sunbury, transferred his big silver
watch from his vest to his hip pocket. To
this he attributes a possible escape from
death. A few minutes later he went to
look what time it was and found the
time piece stopped, the hands broken off
and a big dent in the back. A high pow-
ered rifle bullet was also in his pocket and
a hole in the cloth told mutely how it went
in. Boyer says he felt no shock, and
heard no sounds, but as the bullet fits
the dent in the watch there appears to be.
no doubt, according to Police Chief Smith,
it was y ifle. The
rrifying discover: the cov. | that it was a stray shot from a ri .
he Jor very Ri _ | river is in full view of where de w vrked
tains no formal recognition of inter- 2nd 2 person Hien ding across the, Stres
national law, why did he not make a might have fired i. = 00
good job of it and show that it also| —George H. Wirt, chief fire war aug
takes the multiplication table and | the State, is surveying forest lands in the
North Tier for the State Forestry Depart-
Ten Commandments for granted? | nt of Lit. work Te, will ocate
steel fire towers, sixty’ feet high, which
are to be connected up with the various
foresters of the district by telephone sys-
tem, where watchers, during forest fire
season, may be enabled to locate fires in
the vicinity as soon as they start and
summon aid to quench their insatiable
thirst for timber. One tower will be lo-
cated at Hebron, at the head of Fishing
creek, one in Portage, in Potter county,
one near Ansonia, in Tioga, and the fourth
at Tammarack, Clinton county. There has
never been a thorough survey of the mil-
lion acres of forest lands in the State and
Mr. Knox’s Proposition.
From the Syracuse Post Standard.
We might not make peace in com-
pany with Great Britain and France
and Italy because we can’t trust them,
but we must make a separate peace
yin Germany because we can trust
Two Souls With but a Single Thought.
From the New York Sun.
Redfield? But why in thunder
squirrel season on October 15th.
wasn’t it Burleson? maps are to be made of the reserves.
utchier at Hast: |
ings, to recover the sum Hi stbi00 Ae
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