Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 17, 1919, Image 1

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——Trying to create sympathy for
Turkey is arduous and hazardous
enough to justify a demand for dou-
ble pay. ;
—Last November 4th Capt. “Dick”
Taylor was in a German prison. Let
us celebrate the coming November 4th
by making him Sheriff of Centre
+ —Centre county never has changed
its mind about third term candidates
and there is nothing specially brilliant
in Bill Brown’s record to induce it to
change it this time.
—-Since the Gazette is so much con-
cerned about what happened to old
soldiers years ago we suggest that it
devote some of its space to telling its
readers what it did to Johnny Noll
only last fall. >
—James E. Harter is the ideal man
for County Treasurer. His sterling
integrity and business training
equips him splendidly for that im-
portant post. He is before the voters
as the unanimous choice of his party.
—Paris and the U. S. Senate have
been the undoing of the President.
But the strain of Paris must have
been greatest for Col. House is home,
shattered in health, and he didn’t
have the Senate continually sapping
at him.
.—D. Wagner Geiss is well known
in most parts of Centre county. He
is especially well known here in Belle-
fonte. He has superior equipment
for the office of Recorder and should
have no trouble in bustin’ Bill
Brown’s third term bubble.
* —If Frank Sasserman tells you he
has a right to a second term ask him
why he didn’t accord that right to
Frank Smith four years ago. Let’s
give Smith his second term now and
let Sasserman wait. He’s the young-
er of the two and won’t have so much
to lose.
——The biographical sketches of
the lives of the candidates for county
office certainly are favorable to the
men whose election the “Watchman”
advocates. Most always a man will
continue to be what he has been and
the clean lives our nominees have led
as private citizens assures the public
that they would make clean, dignified
public officials.
. —There is not a man or woman
with real red blood in his or her veins
who does not have a feeling of inex-
pressible gratitude for the boys who
went forth to fight our battles in the
world’s war. It doesn’t matter wheth-
er they live in Pennsylvania or Ore-
gon. Human nature is the same the
States over. It is not “sob stuff.” It
is ‘a plain heart to heart, honest-to-
God feeling that wells mountain
high above petty partisanship and will
_ find expression next month right here
in Centre county. b owing Dick
Taylor that itis something more than
a passing pat on the shoulder.
—Do you know that there is a
scheme on to bond Centre county for
$500,000 in order to take advantage
of the States fifty-fifty plan . for
building country roads? Do you
know that the proposition was made
to the present board of County Com-
missioners and they rejected it? Bet-
ter look well to the men you vote for
for County Commissioner next month.
Pick out the ones whom you are sure
can’t be reached by certain interests
trying to plaster your property with
this collossal mortgage. We want
men in the commissioner’s office for
the next four years who know they
owe their selection to the voters and
not to interests that “framed up”
their nominations. ; ?
—While there is much speculation
and very little of real facts as to
President Wilson’s condition most
people read between the lines of the
brief bulletins issued by the special-
ists watching over him exceedingly
distressing news. There is little
doubt that he is seriously ill. In fact
the “Watchman” feels that the coun-
try should fortify itself for most any
eventuality concerning its foremost
citizen. Time and again this column
has given expression to our belief
that the President could not stand
long under the tremendous burdens
laid on him by world affairs, so that
we were shocked but not surprised
when the break came. In the nature
of things his recovery, if ever he is to
be wholly restored to health is a long
way off; meanwhile all of the altru-
istic plans for a world of peace must
be left to others than the master-
mind that formulated them.
—The Gazette is surely pressed for
campaign arguments when it finds
it necessary to resort to “waving the
bloody shirt.” Well balanced minds
have been striving for years to ex-
clude the feeling from politics that it
typified. In all things memory brings
something. of regret to most of us,
but we are living in a new day. Poli-
tics is no longer a matter of partisan
passion and men measure men not so
much by the party they represent as
by what they are themselves. We ex-
pected more from the Gazette than a
harking back to dead issues but since
that appears to be its calibre its read-
ers should resent its attempt to de-
ceive them with untruths. They are
intelligent people, they have memo-
ries-and they know that “that poor old
veteran, Matthew Riddle,” whom it
declares was misused because he was
not returned to an office that “com-
mon justice and decent treatment”
should have accorded him WAS
RETURNED. He was elected Com-
missioner of Centre county, with
Thomas Fisher and Daniel Heckman,
in 1896 and re-elected, with Daniel
Heckman and Philip Meyer three
years later, in 1899.
VOL. 64.
— NO. 41.
President Wilson’s Illness,
The continued illness of President
| Norris, the Kifig of Demagogues. Ireland Has No Cause of Complaint. |
Senator Norris, ‘of Nebraska,
Of all the baseless objections to the
Wilson casts a shadow of gloom over sounded the depths of demagogy in ratification of the covenant of the
the entire country. It is not exactly | his speech on the Shantung question, | League of Nations that set up by the |
!the other day, when he declared that Irishmen in America, as expressed by |
a popular dread of fatal consequences
of his malady for while his capable
physicians admit he is a very sick
man they protest that his life is not
in danger. But the poople of the
country have come to depend so en-
tirely upon the wisdom and patriot-
ism of the President that there is un-
easiness whenever he is taken away
from his official duties. Of course
every public interest is being cared
for all the time and will be but so
long as he is incapacitated for person-
al supervision of affairs there is un-
Moreover the present was an inau-
spicious time for President Wilson to
be taken from his official labor. La-
bor troubles are threatening in every
direction and there is no voice in the
country as potent in adjustment as
his. Workingmen realize that his
heart is in full sympathy with their
just aspirations while employers of
labor have such faith in his honesty
and patriotism that they are reluct-
ant to move contrary to his advise.
With the Labor conference in session
in Washington his presence in vigor
and health would have been of inval-
uable service to the country at this
particular time.
Yet there are men in official life
heartless enough to further impair
his health by traducing him. Sena-
tors in Congress have circulated evil
reports concerning his illness calcu-
lated to irritate his mind and increase
his suffering. But the welcome infor-
mation comes from Washington sup-
ported by the assurance of Admiral
Grayson that while his nerves are
shattered and his body weakened his
mind is as clear and alert as ever. He
may be sick for some time to come
and his agony from nerve disorders
may be great. But we may all hope
that in the end he will come out all
right and be restored to health and
service to the country.
——In one Oklahoma town a
thousand persons have signed an
agreement to wear their old clothes
three months longer to save expens-
es. Here most of us will wear our
old’ clotites indefinitely not because of
agreement but for the reason we have
no others. :
Palmer Perverting: Power.
The public is informed through a
Philadelphia "Republican newspaper
that the Democratic State committee
of Pennsylvania is preparing to inau-
gurate: a vigorous campaign for the
election of delegates to the National
convention of the party next year
who will be obedient to the orders of
Attorney General Palmer. That state-
ment means, of course, that postoffice
and revenue officials as well as other
Federal officials in the State will be
compelled to contribute to a fund to
be used in debauching the voters to
that sinister purpose, and incidentally
that any others willing to contribute
to such a perversion of opportunity
may do so. Mr. Palmer wants to go
to the convention prepared for any-
Mr. Palmer has been the hard boss
of the Democratic party of Pennsyl-
vania for about six years and in that
brief period of time has reduced it to
a mere shadow. Previous to his ad-
vent as political manager the: party
could poll anywhere from 400,000” to
half a million votes. In 1908, for ex-
ample, our candidate for President
polled 448,782 votes and half the
counties of the State registered Dem-
ocratic majorities. In 1916 we polled
upward of half a million votes but
the gain was ascribable largely to the
personal popularity of Woodrow Wil-
son and popular concurrence in his
policies with respect to the European
war. But since that the party
strength has been receding at a rate
that promises extinction unless it is
checked. ! :
The fault lies in the methods of Mr.
Palmer. He uses the party organiza-
tion to promote his personal interests
and ambitions. Perverting the party
organization to factional purposes is
reprehensible and Mr. Palmer has
done that whenever he had the
opportunity. Party organizations are
to elect and not to select en-didates
and so long’'as the Pennsylvania Dem-
ocratic organization is thus misused
the party strength will decrease.
Such great statesmen and rul-
ers as King. George of England, Pre-
mier Lloyd George and Premier
Clemenceau plead for the ratification
of the peace treaty without delay but
they make mo impression upon the
minds of such blatherskites as Hun-
gry Hi.
If what Senator Norris says
concerning the Shantung affair is true
the Republican who was President of
the United States at the time Germa-
ny acquired its leasehold ought to be
censured most severely.
——Surely Centre county will hon-
or one soldier with an office. Vote
for Capt. “Dick” Taylor for Sheriff.
“it is the purpose of the Japanese
‘government to drive christianity out
of Asia.” Other opponents of peace
and the President have appealed to
narrow prejudices, but that statement
“capped the climax.” China is no
more friendly or tolerant to christian-
ity than Japan and as many outrages
have been perpetrated in one of those :
countries as the other to perpetuate
paganism. But Senator Reed’s ab-
surd effort to inject race enmities and
Sherman’s preposterous attempt to
put creed prejudices into the equation
having failed Norris has gone beyond
Senator Norris is himself no bet-
ter than a pagan. In the speech in
question he declared: “I am not a
member of any church or religious
organization, but may my lips be seal-
ed with eternal silence before I give
official approval of an act to stamp
out the religion of Jesus Christ and
put paganism in its stead.” Such
brazen falsification of facts deserves
the most emphatic condemnation.
The Shantung settlement contained
in the peace treaty does not give Ja-
pan by any declaration or implication
any sovereign power in Chinese ter-
ritory. It conveys no authority to
regulate the religious acts or opin-
ions of the people. But in his vile
mind Norris conceived the idea that
such a statement would confuse the
minds of one element and strengthen
the purpose of another group of the
opponents of peace and the President.
It may safely be said that only mis-
informed and vicious persons are
actually opposed to the peace treaty.
The vicious persons are those who be-
lieve that war affords great opportu-
nities for loot and graft and the oth-
ers are the victims of mental disor-
ders of one kind or another. The de-
feat or delay in’ the ratification of
the peace treaty afford the only hope |
of the success of the Republican par-
ty in the Presidential campaign next
year. The establishment of peace
will restore prosperity and content-
ment throughout the length and
breadth of the land, and prosperity.
‘and “contentment. assures. the .reten-
tion of the policies of the present ad-
ministration. Senator Norris and his
associates, in- opposing ratification,
are willing to sacrifice both for party
——The report that a million or
more Germans will come to this coun-
try to live in the near future is alarm-
ing enough but it ought not to create
hysteria. If they come and behave
they will help us pay the expenses of
the foolish war which put their coun-
try “on the bum.”
New Aspect of Steel Strike.
Recent developments indicate that
the. steel strike is more the result of
differences among the labor leaders
than a conflict between capital and la-
bor. It seems that the radical ele-
ment in the American Federation of
Labor is striving to take the control
of the organization out of the hands
of such conservatives as Samuel
Gompers, who has guided it for many
years along lines that commanded
the respect of capital as well as the
confidence of labor. During the war
patriotic services took Mr. Gompers
out. of the country and kept him out
for prolonged periods and during his
absence the radical agitators under-
mined him in the councils. They call-
ed the strike before he had opportuni- |
ty to prevent it.
_ In his testimony before the Senate
committee investigating the subject
Mr. Gompers stated his belief that the '
time is inauspicious for a strike. But
at the same time he gave moral sup-
port to the strike by putting the
blame largely upon the autocratic
methods of the Steel trust. It is now
said and widely believed that he was
forced into this attitude to save the
organization from slipping away from
its conservative purposes. If he had
undertaken to prevent the strike his
action would have been so resented
by the radicals that he might have
lost control for all time, thus convert-
ing the most valuable asset of labor,
the American Federation, into a men-
acing liability.
The fact that the strike has not
gained in force since the first walk-
out three weeks or more ago strong-
ly . supports this theory. From the
beginning it has lacked popular sup-
port and all past experiences shows
that such approval is essential to suc-
cess. Mr. Gompers has invariably
held the American Federation of La-
bor in such restraint as to prevent
strikes that offended public opinion
but during his thirty-seven years in
the presidency of the organization he
has mever' before been so hardly
pressed though the radicals have
maintained a fight against him dur-
ing all that time. For these reasons,
whether the strike continues for a
long or short tme, it is to be hoped
Gompers will remain in control.
— Subscribe for the “Watchman.” |
. Senator Walsh, of Massachusetts, in
'a speech in the Senate the other day,
is the most unfounded. He alleged
that the League would rivet the
bonds with which Great Britain binds
Ireland for the reason that Article X
obligates signatories to the covenant
, to defend members of the League
from “external aggressions.” If Ire-
‘land were an independent power, and
as such contemplated a war of con-
quest against Great Britain, such an
‘ obligation would be created. But Ire-
i land is and has been for more than a
in a war for independence would be
an internal or domestic disturbance in
which the United States and other
members of the League would enjoy
the other as the inclinations of the
people leaned, so far as Article X is
But another article of the covenant
puts a different phase on the subject.
It guarantees to every people the
right of self determination in the
matter of government and sets up a
tribunal to which any group claiming
the right of self-government may ap-
pear and present claims and griev-
ances. In the event that the claim is
justified all the signatories to the
covenant are morally bound to sup-
port the claim and redress the griev-
ances and if the offending signatory
fails or refuses to do justice in the
case it becomes a national outlaw and
is excluded from commercial and so-
cial intercourse with all the other
signatories to the covenant at once
and may be made the object of a unit-
! ed military attack later, The purpose
of the League of Nations is to pre-
serve peace by enforcing justice
among nations. Where injustice is
' palpable war is made inevitable and
if justice prevails permanent peace is
: assured. To guarantee fairness the
t accused power has no voice in the de-
- Ireland has nothing to fear from an
| appeal to such a tribunal under such
conditions and Irishmen in America
rldive no valid reason. to object to.the
‘men themselves freely admit that in-
i justice has been practiced -against
i Ireland for many years and that
i Irishmen in Ireland have great cause
{ of complaint and claim for redress.
{ Even the highest authorities in Eng-
i land have admitted these things and
| promised remedies repeatedly “to the
{ ear” which were subsequently “brok-
! en to the hope.” Public opinion in the
{ United States is overwhelmingly in
i accord with the Irish in their demand
‘for self-government and it may be
said that the civilized world is of the
same mind. But as usual the Irish
put themselves in the way of fulfill-
‘ment of their hopes. A League of
Nations upon the plan so laboriously
worked out by the Peace Conference
in France puts them closer to a real-
ization of the claim to self-govern-
| ment than they have been within a
| century.
- Only a Year Ago.
i Just one year ago on the 12th of
this month announcement was made
| that Bellefonte had been selected as
i the station on the Wilson aerial mail
Government Control.
From the Lancaster Intelligencer.
It is announced that “sugar is to go
higher” as soon as the “government
control” ends on December 31st. The
allegation is made by the sugar con-
, trol body because the President refus-
"ed to continue control after January
{century a dependency, and engaging
; entire freedom to act with one side or
creation of th Siting “English:
1st on the ground that business ought
not to be embarrassed by war-time
The President is exactly right. Gov-
ernment control, outside of regula-
tions to prevent profiteering, should
end with this year and business
should be put on its metal to compete
not only at home, but abroad as well.
But business must have a care, and
one of the cares it must have is that
it does not run amuck as it promises
to do in the sugar business.
The time has come for the solid
business of the country to act with
wisdom. The cost of living must
come down or radicalism will continue
to grow at a dangerous rate.’ The
whole economic situation has gotten
top-heavy. Oil combinations, meat
combinations, this and that combina-
tion have gotten in a position where
even if they are not profiteering they
have gotten things under such control
that they must move first. There is a
tied among the meat barons to pull
down the props slowly but surely.
Others must follow. If they don’t,
radicalism is likely to run amuck, and
the big fellows and the big ‘combina-
tions will suffer most. "They have
everything to lose and therefore
should act with promptness.
The situation is such as to call for
drastic action. It is doubtful if the
government can by law do what must
be done, although if the business men
themselves do not move, thén the gov-
ernment must act arbitrarily and give
relief lest the government is relieved
of the work by radicalism, which
leads one knows not where.
Americans are prone to hold that
nothing can go wrong in this country;
that the power of conservation and
the good sense of the people will hold
radicalism in leash in any: 0
And we believe they will.
take even a remote chanc
out radicalism easiest by
out fale . economic . condi
business men are the ones i
not with governmental regal
of their own initiative.
Fe 3
Riga and German Perndy. :
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger, :
- It is hardly necessary to read the |
protests of the Lettish Prime Minister
in his appeal to the world against the
German perfidy that has let loose war
under General von der Goltz in and
about Riga to know that the German
has not changed his spots. What von
der Goltz is doing in the Baltie prov-
inces of Russia his old comrades in
Germany would like to be doing all
over Europe. For instance, nothing
B quite so frequent a feature of the
endorff and Von Tirpitz: revela-
tions as their expressions of ' regret
that policies of atrocious savagery
and deceit. were not followed by the
feather-brained Kaiser. They could
not always keep him up to the duplic-
ities laid down at the Potsdam confer-
ence of July 5th, 1914, when it was
arranged that he was to go gayly on
his summer trip to
posing as the patron saint of peace,
although he had agreed to let Austria
unloose war on the world with his ex-
press backing in every abhorrent par-
ticular. Like master, like man; and
although after he had pushed the but-
ton and Armageddon was on he re-
- coiled from the horrors evoked by his
' own doings, it is interesting to note
i route between New York and Chica-
go instead of Lock Haven and the air:
| plane that was then such an interest-
‘ing sight to all Centre countians has
affair that people hereabouts take
them as a matter of course.
Just one year ago the “Watchman”
carried announcements of three sol-
dier boys having been killed in
France, namely: Charles Doll, Edward,
Brooks and Paul Burrows, and the
death of three others in training
camps. And in the same issue ap-
peared the names of one hundred and
nine young men called to Bellefonte
to be sent to training camps, but for-
tunately none of them were sent.
A year ago the people of Centre coun-
ty were also being urged to buy more
Liberty bonds to help the boys over
there defeat the Huns.
At that time all our boys were cov-
ering themselves with glory driving
the Boche from one fastness to anoth-
er. and in three weeks the war was
over. The boys are now all at home
again and the great majority have
drifted back into civil life and peace-
ful vocations and so far as the great
majority of them are cuncerned one
would never know there had been war.
Some of them may talk of their ex-
periences when they get together,
away from the general public, but so
far as their general conversation is
concerned one would not associate
them with men who had spent weeks
and weeks on the fighting front in
In fact if it wasn’t for the squab-
bling in Congress over the ratification
of the peace treaty, and the high cost
| of everything we would hardly know
that we had been at war “only a year
now become so much of an every day
i ond.
. not believe
that the typical Prussian war lords
who surrounded him even now only
regret that they didn’t force things
with all the world a little earlier. Of
this uncompromising crew Tirpitz is
typical and von der Goltz a close sec-
So, of course, the latter does
in written promises, in
treaties or any other obligations of
his country or of himself. So Riga,
in von der Goltz’s hands, stands to-
day as an example of how little con-
fidence can be placed in anything the
Berlin government says. That this is
understood in Paris and London is the
only redeeming feature of a hideous
The State Police.
From the Harrisburg Telegraph.
We shall want more proof than the
mere “say-so” of unfriendly individ-
state police have been guilty of beat-
ing up women and children and mis-
treating men. Anybody who knows
the state police knows they are not
that kind of men.
It must not be forgotten that the
officers were thrown into the midst of
unruly mobs of foreigners in western
Pennsylvania, that they were few and
the rioters were many, and that they
had to act quickly and vigorously.
he reply in kind. Indeed, it is all he
can do or admit defeat. And those
who are associating themselves with
mobs are not “innocent bystanders.”
If women or children have been
Norwegian waters
—To commemorate the great part play=
ed by Dr. Rothrock in systematizing a
rational method for the arrest and .cure of
tuberculosis, a bronze tablet imbedded in
a native boulder of the South mountain
was presented last week to the state san-
atorium at Mont Alto.
—‘“He kicked me with his shoes on,”
complained Mrs. Maude E. Brown, of Un-
iontown, in her testimony in divorce pro-
ceedings against Fred E. Brown, last
week. A divorce decree was granted.
Mrs. Brown declared that her husband
kicked her “square out of bed.” :
—Fewer cases of hog cholera have been
reported to.the Department of Agricul-
ture’s Bureau of Animal Industry thisfall
than usual, according to State officials.
The quarantine against shipments of hogs
from seventeen eastern counties which was
in force during the former part of the
summer is believed to have produced the
improved condition.
—A rough box was stolen from the rear
of the Robinson undertaking establish
ment at Punxsutawney late last Friday
night. The box had been placed there for
a man who was bringing the body of his
wife from Olean, N. Y. for interment
there. Undertaker Robinson said he would
like to furnish the rest of the equipment
for the funeral of the fellow who hauled
the box away. :
—While inflating an automobile tire
Herbert T. Kneule, proprietor of the
Pennsburg Motor company, of Pennsburg,
suffered a broken jaw and badly lacerated
face, lost his teeth and was knocked un-
conscious by a tire ring which struck him
in the face when pressure in the tire. dis-
lodged it from the rim. An X-ray exam-
ination may be necessary to determine the
extent of his injury.
—Edward Haggerty, a Reading police-
man, has entered a claim for the $1500 re-
ward offered eight years ago for the ar-
rest of the slayers of Gordon Kauffman,
a baker shot in his shop in 1911. The four
men wanted are now in the eastern pen-
itentiary, where they were lodged recent-
ly, after serving more than seven years in
a -Richmond, Va., penitentiary for an of-
fense committed after they fled Reading,
the scene of the Kauffman murder.
—Suit for $90,000 damages for the loss
of her husband, who was killed in a rail-
road accident, was brought by Mrs. Mari-
etta’ Feudale, of Mount Carmel, against
Walker D. Hines, director of railways,
and the Pennsylvania Railroad company,
in the Northumberland county court on
Tuesday. It is the largest amount of
damages claimed for the loss of a human
life in the history of the common pleas in
that county. She asserts that she suffered
much anguish of mind and heavy funeral
expenses, as well as the loss of her hus-
band’s earning capacity. :
—Four Hazleton saloon keepers, whose
names the county authorities will not di-
vulge, bought ten barrels of whiskey they
had sampled at Pittston, paid $8000 for it
‘and took it to Hazleton on auto trucks,
only to find that they had paid this big
sum for ten barrels of water. According
to .the county detectives, .the saloonmen
had run out of whiskey. They heard that
some was for sale in Pittston... The own-
er of the supposed liquor gave the saloon-
men a sample, which was satisfactory, and
a bargain was struck for the ten barrels.
Upon reaching Hazleton the trick was dis-
covered. .
—Medix Run, Elk county, a little Ium-
bering village on the low grade division
of tlie Pennsylvania Rail about to
pass out of ‘existence.’ ‘At
town was the center of a big x 0
operation; later a sole leather tannery was
located, there.” A number of years ago the
lumbering business disappeared and with
it the mills and the men employed. Of
the industries of that day only the tan-
nery remained, and now men are at work
dismantling the tannery, with the disap-
pearance of which the last institution for
the employment of labor in the village
will be gone.
—Berwick is alarmed over the prospect
of losing its plant of the American Car
and Foundry company. Coincident: with
the closing of the big plint—the largest of
the great corporation’s sixteen branch in-
dustries, unofficial reports have leaked out
of efforts already in progress to obtain
both the work now held up there, and the
plant as well for other cities. Forty-five
hundred men are given employment by the
company there. There is no question of
the serious view that is attached to the
closing of the plant, the first that it has
been entirely down in the eighty years of
operation in Berwick.
' —Christian Zern, the oldest resident of
Lebanon county, on Sunday celebrated his
101st birthday anniversary, with a family
reunion at the house of his daughter, Mrs.
John Kurtz, at Suedberg, in the northern
part of that county. Many relatives and
friends, in addition to the members of his
immediate family, were participants in the
event. Zern is a life-long resident of Leb-
anon county. He was first a farmer and
then for a long period a shoe cobbler, re-
tiring only ten years ago. A year ago,
just before his attainment to the century
mark in life's journey, he sustained a
broken thigh by a fall, from the effects of
which he still suffers. Otherwise his
health is excellent.
—The Danville Structural Tubing com-
pany, through its president, Carlton
Schwab Wagner, has presented to the
Danville school district a site for the new
| High school building, which it is proposed
| to erect if the voters of the borough de-
' central location,
uals before we shall believe that the , cide favorably on a §100,000 bond issue at
the election on November 4. The site pre-
sented comprises an entire city block in a
and includes eleven lots
which now stand company tenement
houses. The site has been formally ac-
cepted by the school board. It is stipu-
lated that erection of the new High school
building begin within one year. The don-
or is the nephew of Charles M. Schwab,
chairman of the board of directors of the
. Bethlehem Steel company.
* When bullets are flying about a po- '
liceman’s head it is only natural that
hurt in the strike disturbances it is |
too bad, but it must be remembered Saturday night for the western city to
that they should have been at home | ying the men to Williamsport for trial.
at a time like that.
When to Expect a Strike.
From the Kansas City Star.
The work of taking the census will
start early in January,” and as the
enumerators will work mostly “by the
piece” and regulate their own hours
nobody looks for them to organize and
strike before the first week in Febru-
—John Skea, a one-legged hotel clerk,
who disappeared from Williamsport on
August 22nd, taking cash and checks
amounting to $1200 from the safe of his
employer, and Emerson Mitcheltree, want-
ed as an accomplice, were arrested on Sat-
urday in Denver, after a search of six
weeks. Williamsport police officers left
At the time of the robbery it was believed
that Skea had escaped in an automobile
through the aid of an accomplice. Skea
and another man were traced to Jersey
Shore, twelve miles distant, where a mis-
understanding of orders on the part of a
state policeman allowed them to get away.
From Chicago Skea returned by mail some
of the checks he had taken, as he could
not negotiate them. That act gave the
Williamsport police another clue to the
pair, who were finally located in Denver.