Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 19, 1919, Image 1

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Dioewarai tc.
—In two days fall will be here.
—Of course all of them couldn’t be
—The equinoxial storms are due
and after then we may expect Indian
—We have a good ticket. Now let
us have an organization with pep
enough to support it.
—The campaign will be a short one,
but none too short, either for the
nominees or the public.
—The further west the President
gets on his trip the further inside the
news reports of it are run in eastern
—Surely Boston is losing caste. It
was almost inconceivable that even
her policemen would start to spilling
the beans.
—Mr. William C. Bullitt, of Phila-
delphia, is either out of his head en-
tirely or a man who is accustomed to
telling more than he knows.
—Really we hadn’t learned that
Ludendorff had whipped the British
until he told us so himself in the
memoirs he is now having published
on this side.
—The primaries being over it
would be reasonably certain that the
best men will win if there were not
such a division of opinion as to who
are the best men.
—~Something happened in. Belle-
fonte Saturday night. Some one must
have tapped a keg or dug up a cache
of red liquor for there were three big
fights and the old dry town was just
like she used to be for about an hour
and a half,
—Shades of old John Barleycorn!
The famous “blind horse” of the
West ward isn’t dead at all. They
tell us that he was kicking round over
there on Tuesday just like he used to
do when we had regular political
fights in the ward.
—If you were picking a Sheriff for
Centre county would you pick the
chief of police of Bellefonte or the
man who has served his country in the
Spanish-American war, in the Philip-
ine Insurrection and in the world war
that is just ending?
—Recorder Bill Brown certainly is
the champion nomination grabber.
Four times has he shaken one of the
juciest. plums out of his party tree
and if our memory serves us right we
know of no other person whe has ever
turned that trick in Centre county.
—Talking about wide open towns.
As we write this paragraph a bunch
of boys are shootin’ crap on the cor-
ner of the Hight street bridge. We
presume the chief of police was busy
in another part of town receiving
congratulations upon his nomination
for sheriff.
—~Capt. William H. Fry, of Fergu-
son, and George M. Harter, of Mar-
ion, will make a splendid Board of
County Commissioners. Both are
farmers, both of them are sensible,
practical men who can be trusted to
manage the county’s business to the
best interests of the tax payers.
—Analyze most of them carefully
and you will find that nearly all of
the strikers in this country are re-
cruited from our alien workers. Many
of them have naturalization papers
but only for the benefits they receive
through them. They have no idea of
Americanism nor thought of the re-
sponsibility of citizenship.
—If a man isn’t satisfied to work
for an employer why doesn’t he quit
and take another job. There are plen-
ty of them. This thing of striking
and then picketing so that no one
ventures to take the place the striker
has voluntarily given up looks very
much like an admission that it is a
good job and he doesn’t want any one
else to get it.
—If the influenza is to scourge us
again during the coming fall and win-
ter—and those who ought to know
say it will—let us admonish all of our
readers to treat any slight symptom
of a cold seriously. Go after it at
once. Don’t regard it as a trifling
matter. Have in mind always that it
may be the forerunner of influenza
and the beginning of a very serious
illness if not nipped.
—The vote of the Republicans on
County Commissioner is very inter-
esting. It shows clever politics on
the part of Yarnell and Austin, each
one of whom had just about twice as
many votes as each of the seven oth-
er aspirants. Dale’s friends evidently
voted for Dale and Yarnell or Dale
and Austin and so did Hartsock’s and
Johnson’s, and Houck’s and Miles’ and
Miller’s and Way’s. Under such con-
ditions the result couldn’t have been
anything else than a foregone conclu-
sion and personal interviews with
several of the unsuccessful gentlemen
leads us to the belief that they were
all unwittingly working their own un-
doing in just that way.
—Just eight weeks ago today the
“Watchman” made the announcement
that Ad. Hartswick would not be giv-
en the Republican nomination for
Treasurer. At Tuesday’s primary he
was defeated by 337 votes. It is not
because he is not a capable, clean cut,
honest man; for surely he is all of
that. In fact he is much superior in
qualification to many men whom the
Republican party has nominated and
elected to office in Centre county in
the past. His character had nothing
to do with it. He was defeated just
because the organization had centred
its support on the other man and its
reason for doing that is that it thinks
Ad. is such a good waiter that he will
go along until he gets too old to have
a look in at any of the county offices.
_VOL. 64.
NO. 37.
‘Traitors to the Government.
The American Bar Association con-
curs in the suggestion recently made
by former Attorney General Wicker-
sham that the Senate ratify the
peace treaty in its present form and
amend it afterward. Any reasonable
mind would agree to that proposition.
The constitution of the United States
didn’t satisfy even a majority of the
people as it was originally adopted by
the convention, or a majority of the
members. But subsequently amend-
ments have made it as nearly perfect
as possible. Before the present con-
stitution of Pennsylvania was five
years old amendments were offered
and it has been amended so frequent-
ly since that little of the original text
is left.
or deliberative body upon any import-
ant question. Sectional, political and
even denominational differences in-
trude themselves into the considera-
tion of public matters and except for
the spirit of compromise it would be
futile to attempt legislation.
cause of these facts rational men are
willing to modify their opinions and
in compromise that is the nearest ap-
roach to what is desired. Even the
immortal Declaration of Independ-
ence did not receive the unanimous
approval of those delegated by the
people to frame and promulgate it.
But the friends of Germany, those
who hope to win the German-Ameri-
ca vote to the Republican party next
year and those who are simply lobby-
ists for the profiteers in war mater-
ials, insist upon the defeat of the cov-
enant of the League of Nations be-
cause it is not absolutely perfect.
They admit that it is nearly right,
that with some unimportant amend-
ments or reservations it would serve
the purpose admirably. And they in-
sist on making the amendments be-
fore. ratification though they know
that means the defeat of the purpose.
As a matter of fact they are simply
determined to help Germany and the
munition makers at any cost.
are traitors bent upon the destruction
of the government.
Le — p—— to wo om
It isttithat fhe Republican
gress, would afford all kinds of graft-
Our Jeb Unfinished.
In his great speech at Tacoma last
quoted from his address to Congress
in which it was declared the reasons
making the sacrifices which
necessarily follow. In that
he said: “We shall fight for the
things we have always carried near-
est our hearts, for democracy, for the
ty to have a voice in their own gov-
ernment, for the rights and liberties
of small nations, for a universal do-
minion of right, of such a concert of
free peoples as will bring peace and
safety to all nations and make the
world at last free.”
filled. The military autocracy which
for a full generation had stood as a
menace to the peace of the world has
been driven from the field of battle
for the time being but the spirit has
not been forced out of the minds and
hearts of those who had expended
vears of time and labor to create it.
The ratification of the treaty of peace
and the signing of the covenant of the
League of Nations are necessary to
finish our job according to the plans
and specifications laid down in the be-
ginning and approved by the millions
who enlisted for the war and the
thousands who gave their lives and
are now sleeping in silent graves in
In his address to Congress on that
memorable occasion the President
added: “To such a cause we can dedi-
cate our
everything that we are, everything
that we have, with the pride of those
who know that the time has come
when America is privileged to spend
her blood and her might for the prin-
ness and peace which she enjoyed.”
That was the covenant we made with
our allies in the war and the hope we
held out to those who have since died
not been fulfilled and will not be ful-
filled until the “universal dominion of
right” is established by the ratifica-
tion of the peace treaty and the cov-
enant of the League of Nations is
i signed.
——Those strikers who demand a
dollar an hour for work are too mod-
est. They ought to insist on at least
a dollar extra for lifting their pay
—Centre county needs the best of-
ficials she can get. Let us see to it
that only good and capable men are
It is practically impossible to get |
complete agreement in a legislative
Be- |
make such concessions as will result |
Senators care for China but a war be- |
tween Japan and the United States, .
with a Republican majority in Con-
Saturday evening President Wilson !
for our engaging in the world war
and the purposes we had in view in:
epoch .
making address before the Congress
right of those who submit to authori-
This great mission has not been ful- :
lives ' and “our fortunes, |
ciples that gave her birth, of happi- |
that it might be fulfilled. But it has |
Record for Worthlessness.
If the people of the United States
: wanted to destroy the Republican par- i
| ty they adopted the right course to
' compass that result in giving that
party control of the present Congress. |
' It is a trifle hard to pay the vast ex-
penses of a body that does nothing
but it may be cheaper in the end for
the vote power runs against grafting
operations on a large scale and if the
Democrats had succeeded last year
the Republicans might have made a
clean sweep next year carrying the
President with the Congress. As it
is now the country is so completely
disgusted with the actions of Con-
gress that there is little danger of
another Republican majority during
this generation.
The present Congress has been in
session more than four months and
not a single measure of importance
has been enacted. The six appropria-
tion bills defeated at the close of the
' last session by a Republican filibuster
‘have been passed. But they were pre-
‘pared, discussed and made ready for
passage by the last Congress and the
near approach of the end of the fiscal
vear made expedition necessary.
Therefore those measures were put
upon passage promptly and disposed
of. Since that the woman suffrage
amendment resolution, which was al-
so ready for action, has been passed
and that comprises the record of leg-
islation by the Sixty-sixth Congress.
It has scored a record for worthless-
i It was not because there was noth-
ing to do in Washington that this
shameful record has been made.
| There never was a time when wise
| constructive legislation was more
needed. The business of reconstruct-
ing the industrial and commercial life
. of the country to meet conditions that
have arisen since the war was a
pressing duty. But such things are
. beyond the boneheads in control who |
can sée nothing except the hope of
1 extracting a little party capital out
of investigations based on wild gos-
sip and false rumors. These investi-
gations have been expensive but they
are probably worth all they cost for
; they will save us from a great danger
next year. FP mit
his ud
—Of course it would be very inter-
esting to hear our friends of the Ga-
zette explaining to each one of the
‘defeated aspirants for the Commis-
: sionership, whom they were nursing
"along, how it all happened, but it
would be far more interesting to hear
! them figuring out how one of the men
. who did get on the ticket got there.
| Great Welcome to Pershing.
The extraordinary welcome extend-
ed to General Pershing on his arrival
in New York last week was a true ex-
pression of the appreciation of his
masterful service, by the people of
the United States, in the great war
for civil liberty and perpetual peace.
He had performed a magnificent work
in co-operation with the splendid ar-
my he commanded and upon his re-
‘turn was fitly acclaimed. Others,
many of whom will never return, did
their part quite as well, and the trib-
ute to General Pershing was an hon-
of to them. The Secretary of War
i voiced the sentiment of the whole
country when he said “you and your
' great army embodied for them, (the
American people), their country and
their country’s cause.”
In so far as it was possible General
Pershing and his army fulfilled their
mission completely. They defeated
the army of the German Empire, dis-
appointed the expectations of the Ger-
man military autocracy to dominate
the world and restored to the people
of Europe the right of self-govern-
| ment. They made great sacrifices to
achieve these great purposes but the
isolation of the Kaiser in Holland and
the recent organization of a Republi-
can government for Germany are sub-
stantial proofs that the work has been
accomplished, in so far as military
operations can do so. It is only left
to the civil authorities to complete
the work by agreement on terms of
peace that will endure.
But while the American people
were sounding their welcome to Gen-
eral Pershing and voicing their appre--
my a group of selfish men in Wash-
ington were striving to defeat the
high purposes which led them to
make the sacrifices. The defeat of
the treaty of peace by the failure of
| ratification leaves the world in a
worse state'than it was when the war
| began for even autocratic government
|is better than anarchy and anarchy is
the alternative. President Wilson
was unable to participate in the wel-
come to Pershing because he has been
forced to fight for the completion of
the victory achieved by Pershing in
France. But the work will be finish-
Probably some German states-
men believe that Germany will not
pay the indemnities levied by the
Peace Conference but they will
change their opinions. Collecting
agencies are marvelously successful
with that kind of claims.
ciation of the achievements of his ar- |
Lodge’s Work Looks Good in Ger-
i Speaking of the opposition to the
| peace treaty in the United States one
‘ of the members of the German Cabi-
: net recently declared that it “is hail-
‘ed like the morning red of a new
dawn.” Precisely. Germany has not
given up her hope of conquest. The
new Republic is simply a transparent
cainouflage of the old empire and the
ambition to dominate the world is as
strong in Berlin now as it was before
the war. But the Treaty of Peace
and the League of Nations stand in
i the way. If they are ratified by the
| United States Senate German expec-
| tatiens of world control will vanish.
: This is the reason why the opposition
of Lodge and his associates looks
| . .
| “like the morning red of a new dawn,”
in Germany.
There can be no advantage in the
defeat of the treaty to any one out-
side of Germany except the makers
| of war materials. Evidently the Ger-
man statesman who greets the oppo-
sition to the treaty as “the morning
red of a new dawn” views the matter
from the German angle entirely. But
it is not certain that Senator Lodge
is of the same mind. He may care
more for the munition makers. There
are a great many very wealthy man-
ufacturers of war materials in New
England and Lodge is a devout wor-
shiper of wealth. Profiteers in cloth-
ing, shoes and other necessaries of
life are strongly averse to abolishing
war and Lodge just loves to please
these “malefactors of great wealth.”
But the great gainers by the defeat
of the peace treaty will be those Ger-
mans who have saved enough out of
the war to inaugurate a commercial
war and those Germans who hope to
restore the military autocracy of
Pottsdam and. renew the war against
favorable than at present. In helping
his plutocratic profiteers in New Eng-
land a little, therefore, he is helping
his autocratic admirers in Germany a
whole lot and he is injuring the peo-
ple of this country and those of other
civilized nations to an extent beyond
human appraisement.
ratification is as bad as defeat. Prep-
in Germany all the time.
——Before the Democratic organ-
ization of Pennsylvania was reform-
ed there were nearly 100,000 Demo-
cratic voters in Philadelphia. The
registry this year shows that there
are nearly 9000 there yet.
Miners’ Strike Without Excuse.
There is no justification, not even
the shadow of an excuse, for the
strike of the mine ".workers in the
Lackawanna valley. We have the
warmest sympathy for oppressed or
underpaid working men. Labor is
the bone and sinew of prosperity and
the life of industry and working men
are entitled to the highest considera-
tion of employers and the public. But
refusing to work is not the remedy
for real or imaginary evils. If all
other methods of adjustment of actual
grievances fail a strike might be jus-
tified. But in the case in point there
is no real grievance and no other
remedy for imaginary complaints has
been invoked. Even the miner’s or-
ganization is against the strike.
The country is on the verge of a
hard winter. Coal as well as all oth-
er commodities essential to life and
comfort is abnormally high. Destitu-
tion is threatening on all sides. To
the other evils is added the danger of
disorders and the menace of social
revolutions. Working men are the
first victims of all these distempers.
The suffering is felt first in their fam-
ilies and just as they were entering
upon the hope of better things indus-
trial unrest and discontent come to
dispel the enticing prospect. In the
circumstances a strike is a crime
against the children of men responsi-
ble for it. The employers will not
suffer much. They have other sources
to appeal to.
The President of the United States
has given assurances that his heart
| is with the wage earners of the coun-
{try and if he has opportunity might
| devise a means of coming to an |
i agreement between employers and
But his time is occupied
endeavor of probably
| employees.
{in another
greater significance.
has arranged for a conference looking
to the adjustment needed. The strik-
ought to have awaited the result of
this laudable attempt. If it fails and
for the reason that employers were
unfair there will be plenty of time to
organize a strike and in that event
the potential moral force of public
sympathy would be with them.
ell Palmer’s activities but there are
movement in this section.
——It will not be necessary for
Senator Knox to get a patent on his
plan of restoring peace. Nobody out-
gide of an insane asylum would want
the world when conditions are more
And delay in:
“ardtions for the future are going on
Nevertheless he |
ing miners of Lackawanna valley |
——The high cost of living may !
have been frightened a bit by Mitch- !
no signs apparent of a descending
| Pro-Germanism and the League.
| From the Collegeville Independent.
' Every United States Senator and
every man who essays to influence the
{ public mind against the ratification,
by the Senate, of the treaty of peace
i and the adoption of the League of
Nations is, in effect, in opposition to
the preservation of human life and
liberty. It is all very true that many
of those who are in opposition to the
League are good American citizens.
Nevertheless the influence they are
exerting cannot be misinterpreted.
They are, however unwittingly, in fa-
vor of withdrawing the support of the
United States in the securement of
the fruits of a righteous victory; in
favor of Germany by desiring the
United States to now repudiate asso-
ciation with the Allies and thus ena-
ble Germany at some future time to
renew the murderousness of destruc-
tive military power. The pro-German
citizens of the United States who dur-
ing the war. covertly and openly prov-
ed themselves traitors to their adopt-
ed country have not changed the col-
or of their hides, nor are they any
less pro-German now than they were
then. Nearly every section of the
. United States has its quota of vam-
pires who thrive by reason of Ameri-
cn liberty while practically and trai-
torously espousing the infamous
cause of German autocracy. They are
much in evidence. Not one of them
favors a League of Nations, because
they know that the enforcement of the
Articles of the League of Nations
will keep the claws of Germany well
trimmed. They have been enjoying
. freedom in the United States because
, of American good nature and the kind
‘of patriotism that is too cowardly to
, assert itself. Some of them are even
now permitted to hold down chairs in
| educational institutions, and at every
| opportunity exert théir anti-Ameri-
{can and German influence upon im-
mature minds. They all know -why
they are opposed to the League of Na-
tions. Therefore, itis quite clear that
many well-meaning and loyal citizens
are in effect fraternizing with their
arguments with those who are at
heart traitors to the country which
affords them protection and liberty,
and which allows them to spread the
virus of disloyalty and base ingrati-
tude throughout the nation that har- |
bors them. - 0
i It is the duty of every true Amer-
ican citizen to draw a clear line of
i separation between the principles of
rightful liberty and justiée “which
| make for the peace of the world and
i the happiness and well-being of man-
kind, and all those destructive influ-
i ences which favor unrighteous auto-
. cratic power and which are exerted in
| behalf of the damnably pernicious and
{inhuman doctrine that might makes
| right. ir :
There are sufficient reasons why
pro-Germans are opposed to the
League of Nations. If there is a suf-
opposition, it has not yet been pre-
sented inside or outside of the United
States Senate.
The peace of the world and the pre-
vention of world wars is the great af-
firmative argument that stands out
clear and bold, and beyond successful
disputation, in behalf of the perma-
nent organization of the League of
Nations, with the United States as
one of the signatory powers. If the
United States fails in its duty the
United States will rightly appear as
false to the lofty and essential prin-
ciples of the people’s government, and
will therefore deserve to stand dis-
graced in the presence of all the high-
er civilizations of the earth.
What the Boston Example Means.
From the New York Times.
If there is any city whose mayor
1 and police commissioner have ever
shown a disposition to coquet with
organized disorder, to put into the po-
lice under their control no hearty dis-
position to suppress it, to tolerate its
beginnings or encourage it, this Bos-
ton essay in bolshevism should re-
mind them of the error of their ways.
The spirit that prefers the union to
the law, executes private punishment
upon offenders against the commands
of the union and sows recklessly the
seeds of mob law, pillage and destruc-
tion of property will not be tolerated
by America. Wherever it shows it-
self it will be put down. To yield to
it or to dally with it is merely to pro-
voke more disastrous consequences.
In the end the law will speak the last
word. ri,
| The Story That Will Never Grow Old.
{ From the Indianapolis News.
As time goes on the story of the
: work General Pershing did in France
i will be told to the people. There is
! no censorship now. There is no rea-
son why all of the facts should not be
| known. As these facts come out they
| should add to rather than detract
{ from the good will that he has won.
{ Under the greatest difficulties,
| against foreign methods, opinions and
| customs, he maintained his own dig-
I nity and the dignity of the country.
| He made it possible for the American
! troops to work to the best advantage.
' He made it possible for this country
| to be such a great force in winning
the war.
Preparing for the Worst.
From the Buffalo Express.
As a sort of preliminary training,
the Prince of Wales will visit the
| Cave of the Winds of Niagara Falls
| before he ventures into the United
States Senate chamber during a
| stormy session.
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—Two hundred operatives at the Roar-
ing Spring Blankbook Co., Altoona, have
been given a bonus of $25 each, as a share
of the profits.
—Former Governor Martin G. Brum-
baugh will make his residence at Hunt-
ingdon during the fall and winter months
and until next June, occupying the Ellies
home on College Hill, at Juniata College.
—The State hospital at Scranton has
blaced in charge of its operating deparf-
ment Miss Sigrid M. Jergenson, of New
York, who was in France for some time
with the Roosevelt Hospital unit at Chau-
mont, and whe won the Croix de Guerre
and two citations for her service.
—John Stroble, of Heshbon, Lycoming
county, suffered a heavy loss in cattle last
week when seven of his cows were taken
sick of poisoning and five of them died.
It is not known where the poison came
from but it is thought that the cows may
have gotten it in the fields or from the
water in the creek.
—Charged with having stolen money or-
der blanks from the Gravity, Lackawanna
county, postoffice and then with having
fraudulently secured $780 on forged or-
ders, Miss Grace Wilmot, aged seventeen,
daughter of Mrs. J. Wilmot, postmistress
at Gravity, has been arrested and in de-
fault of bail, committed to the county
prison at Gravity.
—It costs just ten dollars to flirt with
or throw kisses to the young women stu-
dents of the West Chester State Normal
school, as was discovered last Saturday by
Harry Wines, Ronald Mercer and Harvey
Irwin, of West Chester, when they were
arrested and taken before Magistrate
Sharpless M. Paxson, who fined each of
them that amount.
—The necessity of having small hos-
pitals endowed in order to insure perpe-
tuity is again demonstrated. The Corbin
private hospital at Galeton closed on
September 15th and the entire outfit is ad-
vertised for sale. Coudersport lost a hos-
pital recently from the same cause. The
high cost of maintenance has hit hospitals
as well ‘as other institutions and individ-
—The Rev. N. J. Hawley, of Linden, Ly-
coming county, celebrated his seventy-
eighth birthday anniversary on Sunday by
preaching from the pulpit of the Newber-
ry Methodist church. He served fifty-six
years as an active Methodist minister, fill-
ing pulpits in churches in the south, and
also in the Wyoming conference. He now
lives retired with a son on a farm near
—George Stokes, conductor of a train
crew on the Bellwood branch of the Penn-
sylvania Railroad, has twice seen a full-
grown bear in the heavy bracken near
Rossiter Junction. The animal appears to
have no fear of human beings and has se-
lected a wonderful place for his abode.
As the season for bear is not open, hunt-
ers are living in hopes that the bear will
not become dissatisfied with his location
and move to some more selected spot.
—Jesse Shewell, of Glen Rock, York
county, is a landlord of whom tenants can
speak a good word. He owns forty-eight
| properties in that borough, many of them
for thirty-five years, and in all of them he
has never raised the rent. The stress of
war time and the. trying reconstruction
period have not induced Shewell to follow
| the example of so many other landlords.
| Even the voting of a two and one-half mil-
| tion dollar good road loan for York coun- —
ty could not move Shewell.
i —Claude Eastman, a conductor in the
| DuBois yards of the Pennsylvania Rail-
| road company was very close to being a
| near rich man last Wednesday. When the
pay checks for the employees of the com-
{ pany were received among them was one
' for Eastman for $71,000. At first the ex-
cessively large check was not noticed be-
cause the men have been receiving back
pay due to the award of the war board.
Jut before giving the check to Mr. East-
‘man an investigation was made’ The
check was found to be a mistake and was
returned for correction.
—The fifteen thousand depositors of the
wrecked North Penn bank, of Philadel-
phia, will receive from 26 to 40 cents on
the dollar when dividends are declared,
according to Col. Fred Taylor Husley,
special deputy attorney general in charge
of the bank’s liquidation. The figures are
based upon the report of the appraisers,
which was practically completed on Mon-
day. The gross appraisement as given
out by Col. Husley shows assets amount-
ing to $1,500,000 and liabilities of $4.000,-
000. There is a possibility he said that
the assets may be increased about $500,000.
—DMarsh Lewisson, aged 23 years, of
Milton, was instantly killed, and Miss
Louise Mathers, aged 21 years, of Lewis-
burg, was seriously injured, when their
motor car was struck by a freight engine
at the Broadway crossing of the Pennsyl-
vania Railroad at Milton at 12.20 o'clock
Saturday morning. The car was com-
pletely wrecked and the occupants were
hurled fifty feet. A coroner’s jury return-
ed a verdict censuring the railroad for
not protecting the crossing during the
night and for excessive speed in running
trains through the town, the engineer hav-
ing testified that he was going forty miles
an hour when he struck the automobile.
—Eugene Kuhn, aged 33 years, an ex-
pert accountant, charged with the killing
of his father-in-law and mother-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Horner, of Derry,
received two sentences in criminal court
at Greensburg last Thursday morning.
Convicted of second degree murder for
killing his father-in-law, Kuhn was sen-
tenced by Judge McConnell to serve not
less than eighteen nor more than twenty
years in the western penitentiary. A few
minutes later, after walking across the
court house corridor into the court of
Judge Henry C. Quigley, of Centre coun-
ty, who presided in Greensburg last week,
he was sentenced to serve a life term for
the murder of his mother-in-law, the sec-
ond sentence to start at the completion ef
his first term.
—Pearl and Anna Mandler, 19 and 20
years old, respectively, of Fountain
Springs, Schuylkill county, were prostrat-
ed when sentenced last week by Judge
Berger to serve three and one-half years
for holding up citizens on the highway
and, as masked bandits, demanding men-
ey from them at the muzzle of revolvers.
“It was all a lark,” the girls declare, as-
serting they only went into ‘the game”
for the fun and romance. Their home, in
a pretty village, is just above Ashland,
and it was along the mountains of the
northern part of that county they are al-
leged to have become a terror to automo-
bile parties, few of whom realized who
the persons were who were taking their
cash and belongings. Harry Swartz and
William Smith, male companions of the
girls, who aided them in their exploits,
also were sentenced to three and one-half