Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 13, 1920, Image 1

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    Brunt |
~ —What you are working at doesn’t
count so much as how you work at it.
. —Cheer up.” Twelve years ago this
date thermometers at Clarence regis-
tered 29 degrees below zero.
—1Tt wasn’t to be expected that Con-
gress would deny itself the opportu-
nity of sending free seeds to the folks
back home.
— When the 21st of March finally
gets here we'll be in no humor for any
of that winter lingering in the lap of
spring business.
— Probably the Entente have in
mind the starting a dime museum.
The Germans who are wanted will
form a fine neucleus.
: Admiral Sims wishes he had
never stirred up the animals. He is
getting the worst of it in a hundred
ways and as many languages.
— Notwithstanding the rather mod-
erate weather we have been having
for a few days the snow shows little
inclination to take itself out of the
way of traffic.
Possibly prices will continue to
increase for another year. Mitchell
Palmer’s term of office runs that long
and so long as he is in office he will
have charge of the work of cutting
down prices.
—1In the eyes of the law the making
of wines in the home is not illegal un-
less you make more than two hundred
gallons in a season. When that quan-
tity is exceeded the inference is nat-
ural that it is not for home consump-
tion alone. -
—1In just thirty-six days spring will
be here. It sounds pleasant and
hopeful when put this way and would
be, if it were not for the fact that old
Boreas can do an awful lot of execu- |
tion in thirty-six hours if he puts his
blowers on and gets down to business.
—The President has gone so far as
to practically offer to meet Senator
Lodge half way in an effort to get the
peace treaty ratified. It is up to the
obstinate old Massachusetts gentle-
man now and if he holds up the peace
of the world any longer the country
will know just who did spill the beans.
. —The offer of the Crown Prince to
give himself up for trial by the Allies
as a hostage for the nine hundred and
more German officers who are wanted
at the bar of justice is only a bit of
grand-stand play. He has his ear to
the ground listening for a call from
the fatherland for some of the Hohen-
zollerns to return and rule it.
—The Williamsport Sun wants to
know whether “the people or the pol-
iticians will say who will occupy the
White House as Wilsons suceessor.”
“The politicians will say who the nomi-
ness will be; then
for the people to do will be choose be-
tween two of them. In presidential |
elections the voters are really acces-
sories after the fact.
—Admiral Sims is evidently the
proprietor of a very convenient mem-
ory. When three Congressmen con-
fronted him with the statement that
he had made certain charges to them
upon the occasion of a meeting at the
hotel Crillon, in Paris, and gave the
date, our anglophobe Admiral couldn’t
recall that he had ever met the gen-
tlemen, and then attempted to “pass
the buck” to some one else. Sims is
in wrong and should be retired.
— Does anybody know of any boys
who are actually learning trades? Of
course there are a few, but so few that
the really skilled mechanic will soon
be as extinct as the Dodo and we will
have an army of specialists so that it
will require a regiment to make a re-
pair that one of the old fashioned
workmen did all alone. And this
doesn’t apply alone to mechanics. It
is growing in the medical profession,
in the iaw and in nearly every other
pursuit to which man or woman turns.
— Another bunch of railroad Broth-
erhoods have given notice of their in-
tention to strike. Will it ever dawn
on some people that the time must
come, and come soon, when there
should be an end to these demands for
more wages. If it isn’t ended volun-
tarily complete industrial stagnation
will be the remedy that must be ap-
plied. Inflation cannot go on indefi-
nitely. There should be a gradual re-
turn to normal conditions noticeable
even now. But since labor does not
think deep enough into economics pos-
sibly the only lesson that it will learn
is the hard lesson of want brought on
by the withdrawal of capital from in-
dustry, leaving depression in the land.
The constitutional revision
commission is gravely considering an
amendment that will cut down the
number of justices of the peace in the
State and make their office an ap-
pointive one in the hands of the Gov-
ernor instead of an elective one at the
hands of the people. Now if the com-
mission can give the assurance that
the appointive power will not be used
to foster political ambitions such an
amendment might be a good one.
There is no question but that some
justices of the peace “farm” their of-
fice. In fact, if they want to make
anything out of it they are compelled
to do so, especially because of the
fact that justices of the peace in the
country and small towns are almost
as thick as horse flies in the dog days.
With the number reduced and the ju-
risdiction of each naturally enlarged
there will be less inclination on the
part of such officials to “work up”
business in order to swell their re-
But the “political power” of
such a revision will be the bugaboo
that needs watching.
VOL. 65.
920. _
Bonniwell Starts Something.
Judge Bonniwell, of Philadelphia,
promises to start something in poli-
tics within a few days which may de-
velop into an important political
event. That is he contemplates the
assembling of leading Democrats of
all parts of the State to consider ways
and means of rescuing the Democrat-
| ic organization of Pennsylvania from
the sinister control of Mitchell Pal-
mer, Vance McCormick and Charles
i P. Donnelly. The party has been di-
| minishing in strength ever since
those gentlemen acquired control of
| the organization and Judge Bonniwell
ascribes this fact to incompetent and
selfish management. He proposes
that honest and earnest Democrats,
influenced by considerations of patri-
otism, get together to this end.
In an interview outlining his pur-
! pose Judge Bonniwell charges Mr.
Palmer with political infidelity at sun-
dry times and alleges that he remain-
ed in the fight for Senator in Congress
six years ago to make certain the
election of Penrose and that he bolted
the Democratic nominee for Governor
two years ago in order to guarantee
the election of Governor Sproul, the
Republican nominee. He cites the
fact, moreover, that Mr. Palmer tried
| to defeat Mr. Steele for Congress in
his own district and Mr. Dewalt in
the Berks-Lehigh district as well as
two candidates for Judge in Monroe
county, Mr. Staples and Mr. Shull,
both jurists of high character and
standing and Democrats of the best
These accusations against Mr. Pal-
mer are supported by abundance of
evidence. Mr. Penrose would have
been defeated for Senator in 1914 if
the opposition had been united. It
can hardly be claimed that Governor
Sproul would have been defeated if
Palmer had opposed his election, but
the chances were sufficiently strong
to cause alarm to the Republican
managers and induce them to enlist
Palmer. He failed to defeat Mr.
Steele’s election though he has tried
that three times and Dewalt pulled
through notwithstanding his opposi-
tion, .though by a reduced majority,
which he didn’t deserve. Judge Sta-
ples was too firmly entrenched inthe
=_eonfid OF = , : x
EE oriqence the yWiAT and Judes
Shull enjoyed the same advantage.
While Judge Bonniwell has abun-
dant reason for denouncing Palmer,
therefore, it may be - said that he
takes that gentleman’s absurd ambi-
tion to be the Democratic candidate
for President too seriously. Palmer
has no delusions on that subject. He
understands that outside of the Fed-
eral office holders in Pennsylvania,
his ambition is a joke. But Palmer
wants to go to the convention with a
group of delegates, not to vote for his
nomination, but to trade for political
influence and party spoils after the
nomination and election of the candi-
date. That is all he expects from the
San Francisco convention and Judge
Bonniwell and all other Democrats
are justified in striving to disappoint’
resign his seat because of the improv-
ed situation of the peace treaty and
for that reason the trouble was worth
Primaries Will be Held May 18th.
The spring primary election will be
held on Tuesday, May 18th, 1920, at
which time the voters of Centre coun-
ty will vote their preference for the
One person for the office of United
States Senator.
Four persons for the office of Con-
One person for the office of Audit-
or General.
One person for the office of State
ternates to the National convention.
And will also elect one person for
Member of the Democratic National
Delegates-at-Large to the Democrat-
ic National convention, to be held in
San Francisco, Cal.,, on June 28th,
Nominating petitions for any of
these offices will be furnished upon
application to the Democratic State
committee, Harrisburg, Pa.
——If Dr. C. S. Musser’s medicine
is all as pleasant to take as the dose
he sent us a few days ago there must
be real pleasure in being sick down
about Aaronsburg. Tucked away in
one of his regular prescription envel-
opes was some real mazuma and un-
der the heading: “Directions,” he had
written: “Take at one dose—with
water. If results are not satisfactory
increase the dose in 1921.” The doc-
tor need not have put on that “with
water” because there’s no other chas-
ers to be had these days. However,
if all of our readers were to send us
similar doses as promptly as the doe-
tor does his there would be less; dan-
ger of their being called upon to in-
crease them in 1921.
Two District delegates and two Al-
i which is admirable.
Mr. Hoover is Ambiguous.
Mr. Herbert Hoover is a trifle too
ambiguous in a statement he issued
the other day, as to his party predi-
lections and purposes. He says em-
phatically that he has not sought and
is not ‘seeking the Presidency; that he
is not a candidate and has no organi-
zation. But he “is naturally deeply
interested in the present critical sit-
uation.” - This is certainly an admir-
able attitude and a strong reason for
his nomination. But when he adds,
“if the treaty goes over to the Presi-
dential election (with any reserva-
tions necessary to clarify the world’s
mind that there can be no infringe-
ment of the safeguards provided by
our constitution and our nation-old
traditions), then I must vote for the
party that stands for the League,” he
is confusing.
Senator Lodge might easily inter-
pret that statement of the question as
an endorsement of his meaningless
reservations. He declares that his
only purpose is to safeguard the con-
stitution and preserve the nation-old
traditions. It is admitted by every-
body enjoying the power of reasoning
that the covenant of the League is in
itself security against infractions of
the constitution and violation of tra-
ditions. But Lodge protests the con-
trary and vents his personal animosi-
ty against the President under the
false pretense that he is preventing
infringements of the constitution and
our nation-old traditions. Reed and
Borah might even claim Hoover's
statement as an approval of their at-
titude. They also pretend that they
are conserving the constitution and
If Mr. Hoover had been as frank as
he is worthy of public favor in other
respects he would have declared une-
quivocally that because the Yemocrat-
ic party, with practical unanimity,
favors the League of Nations on the
substantial and just basis agreed up-
on by the Versailles conference he will
support that party, everybody would
have understood. He certainly knows
that the Republican party is opposed
to the League and that while Borah
gives one reason for his opposition
and Lodge another, they are working
to the same end, the. defeat of the
covenant and. the restoration of the
status before the war. That is what
the war material makers of New Eng-
land want and what the munition
makers all over the country desire and
the Republican machine is their agent
in the matter.
— Judge Bonniwell has the stay-
ing qualities and the fight he is now
organizing may result in a vast im-
provement of the Democratic organi-
zation. And by the same token there
is plenty of room for improvement.
Congress and the President.
That a vast majority of Democrats
in Congress should dissent from the
views of the President upon an im-
portant question of political policy is
to be regretted. The President is the
official head of the party and a gen-
tleman of such mature judgment and
intelligent undertaking, that his opin-
ions are entitled to the highest re-
spect. But the action of the Demo-
cratic Congressional caucus on the
question of universal military train-
ing, the other day, reveals a very
decided difference between President
Wilson and the representatives of his
party in Congress. It is an honest
and friendly difference, however, and
was expressed without the least sign
of asperity.
The Democratic party has always
been opposed to militarism and the
action of the representatives of the
party in Congress is in accord with
party traditions. Conditions have
changed, it is true, and recent events
! have shown the peril of unprepared-
ness. But present conditions make
considerations of economy of infinite
| importance and plunging into enter-
: prises that necessarily entail vast ex-
" | penditures is of doubtful expediency.
committee and twelve (12) Delegates- |
at-Large and twelve (12) Alternate
Estimates as to the cost of the pro-
posed system of military training dif-
fer widely, but even the most conserv-
ative figures are staggering in their
proportions. Besides experience has
proved that Americans readily adapt
themselves to military requirements
and need little training to make effi-
We deeply regret that such differ-
ences have been developed for the
reason that we have the most pro-
found faith in the wisdom and patriot-
ism of President Wilson. But after
all such expressions of independence
in thought and action on the part of
the representatives of the party in
Congress are not altogether bad.
True Democrats are amenable to no
master except conscience and in ex-
pressing, in a friendly way, a differ-
ence of opinion, they merely assert a
fundamental right in .a manly man-
ner. It indicates no quarrel with the
President and implies no lack of con-
fidence in his integrity or patriotism.
But it shows a spirit' of independence
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Melodramatic but Not Impressive.
The German Crown Prince’s offer
of himself as a vicarious sacrifice for
the eight or nine hundred civil and
military officials accused of war
crimes is somewhat melodramatic but
i hardly impressive. The Crown Prince
‘was a rather popular figure in mili-
tary circles at Berlin before the war
and such generous offers of “supreme
service” are likely to go a considera-
ble way toward restoring his popu-
larity. Some of the accused are ‘-‘in
bad” and if brought to trial might
have difficulty in exculpating them-
selves from charges that would lie
against them Of course they would
be grateful if relieved from such dan-
But the Crown Prince knows that
there is no possible chance of his of-
fer being accepted. In this period of !
civilization one man cannot be pun-
ished for the crimes of another, how-
ever willing he may be to make the
sacrifice. “Crime is personal,” as
! Governor Harmon, of Ohio, once in-
formed the late President Roosevelt,
| and it is no small offence to punish a
| man, even with his own consent, for
| a crime he didn’t commit. If thereis
i to be any punishment for the crimes
"alleged against the leaders of the
German government, civil and mili-
tary, those who committed the crimes
must be punished in their own per-
The hazard which the Crown Prince
~ assumed in his liberal offer, is min- !
imized, moreover, by the fact that it
is ‘doubtful if any of the persons
| named in the accusations will be
brought to punishment. It is a tol-
erably well established principle of
| jurisprudence that an offence must be
a crime when it is committed in order
to mzke the perpetrator amenable to
the law. The offences of which the
German officials are accused were not
in the criminal calendar until after
{ they were committed and to put the
lives of those accused in jeopardy un-
der such conditions would be abhor-
rent to American ideas of justice.
| Bargaining is Inconsistent.
President Wilson expressed the true
sentiment of the American people ina
fetter to Senator Hitchcock when he
said “it is not consistent for us to try
to drive a bargain and get in the
League of Nations on better terms
than other nations do.” We had no
selfish purpose in going into the war.
The declaration of the President up-
on the signing of the armistice that
we should ask neither for reparation
nor indemnities, was universally com-
mended by the people. Then why
should we try to exact advantages
‘now? What change has come over
the country that justifies this differ-
"ent attitude? It is not consistent
. with our practices or traditions.
After the Boxer war in China the
President of the United States on be-
half of the people declined to partic-
ipate in the division of reparations.
The indemnities awarded to the Unit-
ed States were promptly returned |
and every right-thinking man and
woman in the country cordially ap-
proved the action.
rines and ships to China, not to col-
lect spoils but to benefit humanity.
We entered the recent war with |
We pub- |
equally unselfish motives.
licly declared that we had no inten-
tion of making gain or deriving bene-
fit. At the time of the Boxer war we
had a. Republican President and the
Democrats acquiesced. This time we
have a Democratic President and the
Republicans protest.
Who in this country authorized
Senator Lodge to set up a huckster
stall to drive bargains with our enc-
mies or our allies in the war? It is
not the custom of this country. It is
not supported by tradition. It is not
authorized by good morals or even
encouraged by good business princi-
ples. But Senator Lodge hates Pres-
ident Wilson and it is the only expe-
dient he can summon to fight the
President. We stand before the
world as a nation of hucksters be-
cause Senator Lodge is fighting Pres-
ident Wilson and the shame is upon
the whole people.
Almost two months of the cal-
endar winter is now behind us. Old
Sol is slowly creeping higher and
higher and it won’t be very long now
until the buttercup and dandelions will
be pokin’ their noses through the
ground; but in the meanwhile don’t
let the supply in the coal bin get too
—The easier a dollar is to get the
less valuable it becomes and this, more
than any other factor, is responsible
for the unrest we are experiencing in
this country today.
——Let us hope that the ground
hog will be smothered in a snow drift
before the winter is over.
— Meantime General Wood is
wondering why people can’t take him
for a war hero.
— Speaking of old fashions we are
here to protest against winters of that
variety. :
| negation of the agreement.
iit be better to ratify with the Lodge
reservations than not at all?
We sent our ma-
The President and Article X.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Article X is the work of the Presi-
dent; it is a proper article; it is not
| capable of being used to the detriment
of Ireland or the Philippines, and it
is hardly possible to start a League of
Nations without some assurance that
the status quo is not going to be dis-
turbed. Article X does not give the
Council of the League authority to use
the army and navy of the United
States. It involves a promise to re-
spect and guarantee the existing ter-
ritorial integrity and political inde-
pendence of the members of the
League against external aggression.
It also provides that the Council shall
advise the members what measures
they ought to take to make their
guarantee effective; but it does not
pledge the United States or Great
Britain or France or Italy or Japan
| to do everything that the Council may
i advise. The other nations are just as
| jealous of their sovereignty as ours
| ean be.
| The opponents of the treaty talk as
| though our associates in the war did
| not care anything about their sover-
eignty. They are no more willing to
| give it up than we are, but if it would
| make it easier for any Senators to
support the treaty, the right to act in-
; dependently of the advice of the Coun-
. cil might be explicitly reserved.
Senator Hitchcock finds that the at-
'titude of the President regarding Ar-
| ticle X is unchanged. Nothing has
| happened that should change it. Itis
a proper article, and its merits are
{not affected by Lord Grey’s letter.
"All that letter did was to assure the
| Ambassador’s countrymen that the
| opposition to the peace treaty was in-
| telligible and deserving of respectful
| treatment, and that in the Ambassa-
| dor’s opinion it would be better to
| have America come into the League
with reservations than not at all. The
President and the Democratic Sena-
tors are justified in doing all that they
can to secure the ratification of the
treaty without reservations. The Re-
, publican Senators did not venture to
adopt amendments to the treaty,
which was the proper thing to do if
they were not satisfied with it. They
rejected the amendments, but adopt-
ed the reservations because they did
not dare face the country after
- amending the treaty; but there is an
ambiguity about reservations which
seemed to them to offer a chance to
gratify their partisan opposition to
the President ¥ American peopl he
‘¢ondemnation of American people.
It is not known whether the Presi-
dent would accept the ratification of
the treaty with the Lodge reserva-
tions. If the reservations should
amount to a nullification of the treaty
there is reason to think that the Pres-
ident might drop the treaty, but this
is conjecture. We have assurances
that the President would accept res-
' ervations which did not amount to a
: President and the public have no oc-
casion for deciding that until the Sen-
ate has acted. If England and France
would accept our reservations rather
than have us outside of the League,
it does not decide the duty of the
President or the Senators or the
American people.
Making the Elephant Behave.
From the New York Evening Post.
Nobody has his eye more anxiously
fixed upon November than Will H.
Hays, and nobody knows this better
than Senator Lodge. When, there-
fore, the Republican chairman, after
vain resort to his favorite instrument,
the long-distance telephone, hastens
to Washington with the laconic mes-
sage, “Ratify the treaty!” members
of his party who have been talking
jauntily about turning the Presiden-
tial election into a referendum are
likely to see a great light. Even a
common sense view, when taken by a
man in Mr. Hays’ position, may im-
press the politicians as not being al-
together unreasonable. The Republi-
can chairman is not thinking of the
| treaty alone. He is prepared to point
| out the need of a good legislative rec-
| ord in ample time for the Republican
: National convention in June. Mr.
| Hays has often explained that his
| part in the coming campaign was a
humble one—not to select, but merely
| to elect the Republican nominee. How
| could he foresee that he would have
| to assume the more ambitious role of
| keeping the Elephant from stepping
on its own feet?
Gompers’ Medicine—Work.
| From the Easton Argus.
| Sam Gompers, leader of the Ameri-
| can labor, recently hustled past his
! seventieth birthday, hale and hearty,
| “feeling like forty,” he said.
And he confessed that his life “has
| been most irregular. I cannot re-
| member a time when I had to have
| my meals at a certain hour or set
| aside an hour to sleep. I ate when I
‘could and slept when I could. The
| only influence that governed my meals
i and sleeping was my work.”
{ © Therein must lie the secret of Sam
{ Gompers’ life, the man of seventy who
| feels like forty, and who has worked
| hard since he first went to a cigar-
| maker’s shop when a mere boy.
| “I believe,” he continues, “that
| work is the greatest medicine known
to man. It keeps us young in years.
It is an invigorator and an incentive
to greater things.” : .
Sam Gompers knows what he is
talking about, for he has been. taking
his own medicine—work—over half a
other species of small game.
—For keeping an injured horse in an
improvised swing three months without
the services of a vterinarian Keller Fickes,
| of Shepardstown, was fined $10.
—A farm was sold recently in Erie
county and when search of the title was
made it was found that it was owned once
by Horace Greeley, the great abolitionist
and founder of the New York Tribune.
—The 8-year-old son of Elwood Hawn,
of Warrior Ridge, was instantly killed on
Friday night of last week, when he was
caught beneath the wreckage of a barn
which collapsed beneath the heavy weight
of snow. When he was dug out it was
found that he had sustained a broken neck.
—Lockport, across the river from Lock
Haven, is to have a new industry, the
Lockport Manufacturing company, capital-
ized at $40,000 for the manufacture of un-
derwear. The plant will be housed in the
old Smith hotel property and will give em-
ployment to between fifty and one hundred
—A. C. Helfrick was released from the
Mifflin county jail last week on an order
from Judge Charles W. Witmer, of the
central district United States court, com-
muting his sentence from nine to two
months. - Helfrick was a former cashier of
the Belleville National bank, and was con-
victed of embezzling funds of the bank.
—No statement of the kill of the various
kinds of game by counties will be issued
by the Game Commission for last year.
Secretary Gordon takes the position that
if the figures were given by counties those
which appeared to afford the greatest sport
would have a rush of hunters and the an-
imals and birds might be killed off too
—The stockholders of the Reading Brew-
ing company were surprised at the annu-
al meeting when every holder of shares in
the concern was presented with ten cases
of the company’s old brand of beer, brew-
ed before the 2.75 per cent. law of Ju-
ly 1st became effective. More than three
hundred stockholders were thus remem-
bered by the management.
—The dates for the electrocution of six
Allegheny county murderers have been fix-
ed by Governor Sproul, this being the
largest number of persons from one coun-
ty to figure in such a list. The times are:
Week of March 15, Buck Dunmore and
Benny Rowland; week of March 22, Wil-
liam Russell and Edward Brown; March
29, Dan Dolishr and Frank Green.
—William Weiss, of Germansville, Le-
high county, shot a wild cat near his home
which weighd fifty pounds. His dog
tracked the animal to its lair in a cave.
Weiss locked the entrance, then with two
friends, he dynamited away part of the
rock over it, and shot the animal. He
collected a bounty of $10 from game war-
den James D. Geary, at Slatington, who
said that this was the first wild cat shot
in Lehigh county in forty years.
-—Although his wife shaved him, cut his
hair, polished his shoes and worked in the
harvest field, John Miller, of Deibler’s
Station, deserted her, according to her tes-
timony before Judge Cummings in the
Northumberland county court last week.
Miller did not deny her charges, but said
she did ‘not cook his meals. This she re-
pudiated by saying he never missed a hot
meal when she was physically able. Court
directed that he pay her $75 monthly.
—Two of Union county’s nonagenarians
died last ‘Friday night and a peculiar co-
‘|'incidence is; the faet that neither of the
aged veterans had ever been sick a day in
their lives, their deaths being due to age.
Frederick Althof, 92 years old, died at
Millmont, while Jacob Zimmerman, 92
years old, died at Mifflinburg. Mr. Zim-
merman had been a temperance advocate
all his life, and finally saw the complete
fruition of his hopes. He is survived by a
son, A. J. Zimmerman, editor of the State
College Times.
—Bucknell University will ask for $500,-
000 for building purposes in addition to
the $1,000,000 endowment fund which is to
be raised in April. The board of trustees
decided upon the half million dollar im-
provement fund at a recent meeting. An
engineering building is one of the needs
which it is planned to meet. The mechan-
ical department of the college is over-
crowded and remedial measures are need-
ed. It is hoped to have one wing of the
building ready for occupancy at the open-
ing of the fall term.
—Joseph Jacobs, pumping engineer at
the track tanks in the heart of the Lewis-
town Narrows, found an eight-inch cop-
perhead snake on the tracks in front of the
pumping station on Friday afternoon, and
put the little fellow in a bottle. He set it
in a warm place and now the snake is as
lively as though it were August. The
ground in the vicinity of the pumping sta-
tion is heated by steam to prevent the
water in the track tanks from freezing,
which is probably the reason his snake-
ship was found abroad at this season of
the year. :
—The Northumberland county jail at
Sunbury, built to accommodate one hun-
dred prisoners, and now housing from 12
to 16 offenders at one time, will hereafter
entertain “long term’ prisoners, in order
that it may profitably be kept in opera-
tion. Judge Cummings has changed the
sentence of Lewis M. Skielskie, of Mt. Car-
mel, calling for from five to eight years
imprisonment, so that he will serve his
time in the county prison instead of the
eastern penitentiary, and it is believed
that in the future the prison will be util-
ized whenever possible for such cases.
—The records of game killed in Penn-
sylvania last fall, according to the Stale
Game Commission, show there were 2,913
deer killed, 472 black bear, 3,000,000 rab-
bits, 5,180 wild turkeys, 287,000 pounds of
ruffed grouse, 15,687 ring-necked pheas-
ants; 46,000 quail in addition to dozens of
All told 3,-
600 tons of game were killed in the State.
The number of hunters in Pennsylvania
in 1919 was 400,000 and in 1917, the best
previous year, there were 315,000 resident
licenses granted, so last year there were
85,000 more resident hunters in the State.
—Miss Nellie Reed, of Clearfield, who
has been employed at Akron, Ohio, for
some time, returned home recently to ar-
range for her wedding with A. C. Hudson,
formerly of Three Springs, Huntingdon
county, whom she met while at Akron.
The wedding was to have taken place
February 4th, but a few days before, while
arranging to leave - Akron for Clearfield
for the wedding, Hudson was taken ser-
jously sick, requiring an operation. ‘While
arranging to hasten to the bedside of her
husband-to-be, Miss Reed received a sec-
ond telegram announcing his death. The
body was . taken to Three Springs, and
Miss- Reed, accompanied by her father, cn
the day and the hour set for her marriage,
‘attended the funeral of her husband-to-be.