Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 27, 1920, Image 1

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bells on for nearly five |
- —Matthias Erzberger, minister of
finanee, of Germany, has resigned un-
‘der the imputation that he has been
erooked. We have been under the
impression that a trifling matter of
that sort wouldn’t shock the sensibil-
ities of German officialdom.
—So General Wood is going to give
~ Senator Harding a battle for the Ohio
_ delegates. Possibly that was the
eause of Harding’s visit to Penrose a
few days ago. He might have been
after a few pointers as to how best to
defeat the ambitions of the man un-
der the Roosevelt banner.
—The President having found it de-
sirable to appoint Bainbridge Colby,
~ another Republican, to succeed Rob-
_ _ert Lansing, who was also a Republi-
| “=n, as Secretary of State, it would
em that there were no Democrats in
sight whose “minds would more wil-
lingly go along with mine.”
—Next Monday the railroads will
back to their original management
“if their officials keep as busy at
Ipful operative work as they have
en at throwing wrenches into the
hinery of government manage-
of the roads there ought to be
an immediate improvement in
-—Congressman Tom Connelly, of
* Texas, is mad all over because Gen-
* eral Pershing’s military pants look too
much like an English cut and has air-
. ed the scandal on the floor of Con-
_ gress, The name of the Member from
‘ Texas suggests the thought that if
"General Pershing had visited a Sin
, Fein tailor the world would never
have known that one District in the
. “Lone Star State” sent an ass to rep-
resent it.
{—Iron county, Michigan, is in open
rebellion against enforcement of the
A ‘prohibition law and federal and local
: officials are so busy arresting one
another that the boot leggers are run-
ping amuck with bottles and pistols.
The population being mostly Italian
~~ and Silician it is probably hard for
"them to understand but they’ll have to
get used to it for, right or wrong, the
* Jaws must be obeyed while they re-
“ “main on the statutes.
% ©" _Col. J. L. Spangler has announced
.“'" his name as a candidate from this
" District for delegate to the National
" eonvention in San Francisco. Person-
* ally speaking Col. Spangler would
* make a very desirable representative
_ of the Democrats of the Twenty-first,
but as to whether he wants to go as
‘representative or part of Mr. Pal-
’s plan to use the Pennsylvania
legation to further his own political |
fortu ortunes we do not know and until
that point is cleared up many Demo-
‘ crats in Centre county will remain
— New Jersey Assemblymen have
voted, thirty-seven to twenty-one, fix-
ing three and one-half per cent. alco-
hol, by volume, as the legal limit for
beverages in that State. While they
will probably not get away with this
defiance of the Volstead enforcement
act the incident will be followed with
intense interest for the reason that
the litigation sure to follow will re-
sult in a Supreme court interpretation
of the rights of States under federal
union and it is time that some ruling
be made that will establish a limit be-
yond which the federal government
may not go in usurpation.
—1It is far cheaper to buy houses in
+ Bellefonte than to build them and the
housing problem cannot be solved un-
til labor and material costs come
down. A house that any fairly well-
to-do person would live in today could
not be built for less than five thous-
and dollars. At such a cost it would
have to rent at five hundred dollars a
year in order that the builder could
realize at least six per cent. on the in-
vestment. That would be rent at the
rate of nearly forty-two dollars per
month and forty-two dollars per
month is more than any person we
know of in Bellefonte is ready to pay
for a home, so that it looks to us as if
the only immediate solution would be
in breaking up a number of the larger
places into two or more smaller apart-
—The public school teachers of
Bellefonte are planning to petition for
higher wages we are told. While we
are not wholly familiar with the
schedule of salaries in our schools we
are under the impression that they are
what might be called inadequate.
However that may be, favorable ac-
tion by the board of directors must
ultimately result in an increase of the
school millage in addition to the in-
crease that we hear has already been
planned. Rumor has it that the
finance committee of council figures
that a six mill increase will be neces-
sary to supply the borough’s needs for
the next year. The poor overseers in-
sist that the poor millage must be
raised and if the school adds another
burden to it all Bellefonte can hope
for is little less than fifty or fifty-five
mills of tax to pay. We might smile
at all of this if it were not to affect
us so directly in two ways. First,
rents will certainly be given another
boost for owners of property are en-
titled to a fair return on their invest-
ment and second, the serious housing
question-in' Bellefonte will become
more serious for the reason that cap-
ital will not invest itself in buildings
at the present cost of labor and ma-
terials especially if through such in-
flated valuation it subjects itself for
years to come to taxation at fifty or
2 ground hog has been there
“the criminals have”
VOL. 65.
Fraudulent Use of Fund.
taining to it deserve the most earnest
protest and condemnation. Mr. Pal-
dacity to aspire to the nomination for
President. What he hopes for is that
delegates will be chosen to the San
Francisco convention who will obey
willing to trade in spoils of office
with him after election. During the
present administration he has enjoy-
ed prosperous business as an office
broker upon a small capital.
At the present time the bogus Dem-
ocratic State organization is engaged
in the nefarious work of levying as-
sessments upon the Federal officials
in the State to raise slush funds for
use in the campaign to secure Palmer
delegates to the National convention.
Every postoffice employee, every reve-
nue officer ‘and every attache of the
Federal Department of Justice, large-
ly increased lately to enforce prohi-
bition legislation, has been assessed
for this purpose, and has been or will
be notified to pay a fixed per centage
of his salary, not so much for party
propaganda we opine, as for buying
votes for Palmer delegates. And be-
tween the lines of this note the per-
spicuous victim will easily read an ad-
monition to pay promptly or lose his
The money thus extracted from
willing or unwilling victims will hard-
ly be employed against the common
enemy. It will more likely be used
against other Democrats who have
courage to oppose the false pre-
tenses’ of Palmer and the par-
simony of Vance McCormick, who
though a multi-millionaire, com-
pelled public officials to pay a def-
icit of several thousand dollars after
his campaign for Governor in 1914.
Every dollar thus obtained and so em-
ployed is misappropriated and every
man connected with the transaction
is guilty of larceny and punishable un-
der the "criminal laws. Heretofore
ed and the highest law officer of the
government feels secure. But there
may be a reckoning this year.
——The people of New: York have
one thing to be grateful for. The dis-
pute about the eligibility of some
members is delaying legislation that
presumably would be vicious.
Railroad Registration Bill Passed.
After a delay of a year spent in
practically fruitless discussion the bill
regulating the return to and operation
of the railroads of the country by
their owners passed the House of
Congress on Saturday and the Senate
on Monday. It is a compromise be-
tween the Cummins Senate bill and
the Esch measure and instead of the
Senate provision forbidding strikes
contains a feature creating a board of
arbitration to which all labor and oth-
er disputes between employers and
employees will be referred and deter-
mined. The board, composed of
three employers, three employees and
three representatives of the people,
will be appointed by the President and
must be confirmed by the Senate.
It may be said of this measure that
it is not entirely satisfactory to any
of the parties in interest. It appro-
priates $500,000,000 for use of the
railroad companies in the nature of a
loan to tide them over for a time and
guarantees to the shareholders of the
properties an annual return of five
and a half per cent. How this guar-
antee is to be met is a matter of un-
certainty but there are only two ways
of accomplishing it. Either rates
however profligate the management,
or the money drawn from the treasu-
ry. Presumably the rate fixing pro-
cess will be adopted and that will nec-
But in this particular case it may
be said that a bad bill is better than
no legislation on the subject for the
return of the roads to their owners
next Monday was inevitable and the
operation without legislation of some
kind would have been ruinous to the
properties and the country. An ex-
tension of the period of government
control for five years as suggested by
Mr. McAdoo a year ago would have
been the wise course but the stock
manipulators would not allow that
and contributed a slush fund sufficient
to buy a Republican majority in Con-
gress last year to prevent it. There
will be no cut in wages on railroads
for six months but after that, look
Between the alleged shortage
in school books and the deficiency in
school buildings the boy of the period
may have hope for a long holiday.
Probably the profiteers of the
country are trying to beat that other
fellow to the moon by another and
more mills per annum.
more harmful process.
While the campaign to elect dele- |
gates to the Democratic National con- | gress who voted for the Lodge reser-
vention pledged to support A. Mitch- | vations to the peace treaty, the oth-
ell Palmer for President is obviously | er day, in order to “keep the question
a false pretense, recent incidents per- | out of the campaign,” show scant re-
Treaty in the Campaign to Stay. |
Those Democratic Senators in Con- |
spect for the intelligence of the peo-
ple. Nothing on earth will keep that
mer has the ambition of a Ceasar but : question out of the coming campaign.
he hardly possesses the insane au- | It is already in it and it is the most
his orders and vote for a candidate |
een prosecut-
| important thing that is in or will be.
| Abraham Lincoln said that “nothing
i is settled until it is settled right,” and
| the attachment of absurd reservations
which mean nothing but the nullifica-
tion of the treaty is neither a right
nor a just settlement of the questions
involved. Against this wrong there
is only one tribunal to appeal and
that is the public.
A treaty is an agreement between
two or more governments to do cer-
tain things in which each has an in-
terest. The result is attained by mu-
tual concessions, compromises and
pledges. Nothing of value can be ob-
tained without recompense. In the
Versailles treaty each signatory
agreed to perform its part for the ad-
vantage of the others in considera-
tion of the others doing a like service
for it in the event of necessity. For
party and malicious reasons certain
Republican Senators in the American
Congress demanded that the United
States be relieved of all her obliga-
tions and be permitted to enjoy the
advantages of the agreement without
any compensatory service whatever.
It was an adroit appeal to selfishness
of the basest sort.
the leading minds of the world. Its
purpose was the highest that has ani-
mated human impulses since the sac-
rifice of the Saviour.
Presidential campaign because leaders
of the Republican party prefer parti-
san advantage to perpetual peace, and
it will remain in the campaign until
the righteous indignation of a christ-
ian country has justly punished those
who forced it in. The ratification
with reservations which nullify its
provisions will not remove it. Pres-
ident Wilson has expressed his wil-
lingness to accept the issue and the
American people will support him by
dn overwhelming majority.” Let the
bitter enders have their way for a
brief time.
Mr. Palmer appears to imag-
Vance McCormick could have told him
made head of the ticket in the next.
Gompers a Safe Guide.
The impending revolt of organized .
labor against Samuel Gompers the!
The treaty is the best product of cans of Pennsgl
Senator Harding in Pennsylvania.
Senator Harding, of Ohio, has been
browsing about in Governor Sproul’s
preserve recently in a manner that
seems ominous to the hopes of the
Wood boomers of this State.
didate, except in a receptive sense,
and the friends of General Wood
have been indulging in the hope that
the battleless war hero would come in
as legatee after a ballot or two. But
Harding, who is a very decided reac-
tionary, paid a visit to Philadelphia
the other day and enjoyed quite a
pleasant afternoon with the party
manipulators. He visited Penrose at
his home and spent some time with
Mayor Moore and the lesser lights of
the party. He said it was a purely
friendly visit, however.
Senator Harding was free,
profligate in praise of Governor
Sproul. The Governor is a fine type
of statesmanship, he said and richly
deserves. the favors. that have been
bestowed upon him. He didn’t say
much about the virtues of Penrose
but revealed a deep seated anxiety
concerning his health. Happily all
dangers of this score are past and the
Senator left Monday morning for
Florida, where he will indulge the
zephyrs of the Southern climate for a
month. But he will be home in ample
time to take a hand, not exactly in the
selection of the delegates, for that
has already been done, but in instruct-
ing them how to vote when Sproul’s
name is withdrawn.
All things considered the Republi-
vania couldnt do
‘much better than support Harding for
, President. He stands for all the pol-
‘icies, principles and methods which
It is in the
made the late Senator Quay famous
in politics and has since kept Penrose
in the high seat on the party band
wagon, notwithstanding the bitter op-
position of Gifford Pinchot, William
+ Draper Lewis and others who are now
- party.
prime favorites in the councils of the
ferences and reconcile himself to
' present exigencies quite as certainly
. as either Penrose or Pinchot and just
‘as quick.
In fact he may be relied
upp. to make any arrangement nec-
essary for harmony and spoils.
——Banking Commissioner Fisher
i made a political speech in addressing
must be made to yield that return, !
essarily add to the high cost of living.
efficient head of the American Feder-
ation of Labor is ominous. The com-
plaint against Mr. Gompers is that he
is too conservative. His last offence
ing the approaching campaign as a
political party. The radicals in the
organizations are determined on the
opposite policy and have so notified
the veteran leader through the secre-
Workers of America, William Mitch.
“The desire of labor, especially at
this time,” writes Mr. Mitch, “is for
a labor party.”
that the Republican leaders are of the
same mind.
Mr. Gompers had proposed that
wage earning voters withhold allegi-
ance from all political parties and cast
openly favorable to labor interests,
In voting for Congressmen, for exam-
ple, he would have a solid support for
a Democrat in a district in which the
Democratic candidate was favorable
to labor interests and the Republican
| against, and vice versa. His idea was
' to influence both parties to nominate
| candidates favorable to labor. The
| radicals on the other hand want labor
| party candidates as representatives of
| a labor party. If there were any rea-
i sons to believe that such a party
‘ could win it might be wise.
i But in the nature of things there is
‘hardly a possibility of that. This is
| 2 crucial period in politics as well as
in labor affairs and recent incidents
| show that the Republican managers
| will exhaust every means to elect
their candidate for President. Dur-
| ing the recent past that party has not
| been favorable to labor and a separate
labor ticket would simply draw votes
| from the Democratic party which has
i been friendly to labor and make the
! success of the Republican party prac-
| tically certain. Mr. Gompers, who
| understands politics as well as labor
! interests, knows this and wisely ad-
| vises against it. He knows the labor
| party enterprise is a political trick
for which the Republican party pays.
General Wood has had himself
| photographed in civilian clothes. for
| campaign purposes. He has proba-
| bly found out that a war hero who
| has never . seen a battle isn’t an'ap-
pealing spectacle.
seems to be his recommendation that |
organized labor refrain from enter- |
tary of District No. 11, United Mine . joss Herbert Hoover is nominated |
a meeting of bankers in Harrisburg,
. ithe other day. He probably wanted !
ine that the Democrats of Pennsylva- | Sa :
nia pay liberal rewards for perfidy. . to flatter Governor Sproul by imitat-
ing him.
that a bolter of one campaign is not | — Senator Penrose has definitely
fixed Herbert Hoover’s political affilia-
tion. He says Mr. Hoover is “a Wil-
son Democrat” by the same token that
is a pretty good brand of politics.
— Some stalwart Republicans
' course Governor Sproul is not a can-
Harding can forget past dif- :
Another Snake Scotched.
From the Philadelphia Record.
For about the fiftieth time Presi-
| dent Wilson, in his communication to
| the Senate regarding the disposition
: to be made of the German vessels held
by the Shipping Board, counters heav-
ily on the malignant partisans who
have intimated that, in a spirit of un-
due deference to Great Britain, he
was prepared to sacrifice American
interests. This very absurd charge,
which is on a par with too many that
have emanated from Congress, is
completely disposed of by the Presi-
dent, who shows that there has been
no understanding between Great Brit-
ain and the United States on this sub-
ject, and who goes further, by sub-
mitting a new document, to prove that
in all the negotiations relating to this
matter he has been careful to stipu-
late that Congress is the ultimate au-
thority that has the deciding voice.
This very frank statement, accom-
panied by official papers, completely
cuts the ground from under those who
have been mean enough to insinuate,
without charging openly, that the
President has been remiss in his du-
ty to safeguard American interests.
It would be difficult to see how any
one could have shown better judgment
in this affair than Mr. Wilson has. If
Great Britain sought to take an un-
fair advantage of him, which has nev-
er been proven, it signally failed. The
German vessels remain entirely under
| American control, without any secret
{ agreement of any kind, and if sold, as
| the Shipping Board has proposed to
do, the proceeds are to be used in
{ meeting claims made against Germa-
I ny for reparation, in a manner that
| seems entirely fair and just.
President Wilson has, thanks to his
| gigantic labors, been a sick man for
| several months, but there is nothing
{ to indicate that his intellect has lost
"any of its keenness. Republican Sen-
ators who try to impute unworthy
motives to him will undoubtedly catch
a Tartar, as they have in this case of
the German vessels.
The Fat-Fryers’ Dilemma.
From the Philadelphia Record,
According to chairman Hays, of the
Republican National committee, who
. explained to a lot of G. O. P. workers
‘in New York his plans for financing
, the Presidential campaign, “no contri-
bution for more than $1000 will be re-
‘ceived from. any one, . The financing
"of the Republican campaign will be an
open book. It will, of course, accord
with the best spirit and the letter of
the campaign publicity laws of the
nation and the States.”
This has a very beautiful sound, but
it is a trifle disconcerting to find that
{Joseph R. Grundy, of Bristol, attend-
{ed Mr. Hays’ confab, and that he is
“now said to be urging Mayor Moore
| to take charge of a $1,000,000 fat-
i frying campaign in Pennsylvania.
i Needless to say, Mr. Grundy is not a
| $1000 man when it comes to party
| contributions. He and his State Man-
i ufacturers’ Association do not believe
iin doing things in that picayune fash-
would like to know why William |; The fat must come in bi
3 7 | ion. g chunks
Drayton Lewis gets first choice of the | jn order to satisfy them. It would be
slices every time the party managers | interesting to know how he and his
cut a melon these days.
— Even if Holland is willing to
i fellow manufacturers are going to ar-
| range compliance with Chairman
| Hays’ limit and at the same time re-
' shelter the late Kaiser indefinitely she | tain their self-respect as liberal giv-
| serves notice on the world that no | ers.
other refugees are welcome. A few
of that kind is plenty.
Another sad thought is that
' for President by one party or the oth-
It may be safely said
their votes solidly for candidates
regardless of their party affiliation.
er we may never find out which party
he belongs to.
It is generally admitted that
school teachers are under-paid but
those who regulate the recompense
think their first obligation is to the
It may be true that “all Eu-
rope is bankrupt” but we know of no
law that requires the people of the
United States to pay the debts of all
terest to know that General Leonard
Wood still thinks he is a candidate
for the Republican nomination for
Vice President Marshall is not
what you would call spectacular but
every time he speaks he says some-
thing and that is not true of every-
: Nothing but a National conven-
tion will make William Jennings Bry-
an realize that he is no longer an ora-
——1In the preliminary examina-
of jurymen while dvawing a jury for
the Gray case in court on Tuesday one
man examined maintained that he!
had never read anything about the
Grays or their former trials in the
newspapers, had never discussed the
case nor heard it discussed, had form-
ed no opinion and, in fact, knew noth-
ing at all about the case. While there
is no authority on which to doubt the
man’s statement it seems almost be-
yond belief that in these days of the
telephone and wide circulation of both
daily and weekly newspapers that a
man could be found in Centre county
who had failed to learn of a case
which for the past eighteen months
has been so widely heralded as the
Gray case.
It may be a matter of public in- |
Perhaps the revelations in the
trial of Senator Newberry and his po-
; litical associates in Michigan may
| give some suggestions on this delicate
| point.
! Stalking Horse Candidates.
From the New York Evening Post.
Confession by James W. Helme,
candidate for Senator in the Demo-
cratic primary in Michigan in 1918,
that he was “worked” into making
the race against Ford by the Newber-
ry campaign committee in order to
prevent Democratic votes from being
cast for Ford in the Republican pri-
mary, is more piquant than novel.
Stalking-horse candidates are no new
thing. ;
When Quay went to Republican na-
tional conventions as Pennsylvania’s
“favorite son,” his formal candidacy
was merely a device for enabling him
| to postpone the showing of his hand
until he had struck a bargain or seen
the band wagon coming. Pennsylva-
nia has been ingenious in the use of
stalking-horses. A favorite method
in State or local elections is to place
in the field several tickets, bearing
names as similar to those of the oppo-
| sition party as the law allows, with
the idea of splitting the opposition
vote. It was a wise Republican or
Progressive in 1912 who, among the
mass of tickets labeled Washington
Party, Keystone Party, Washington
| Progressive Party and so on, knew
i his'own.
A Commendable Attitude.
Irom the DuBois Express.
The American Federation of Labor
| proposes to make its power felt in the
| pending political campaign. In an-
i nouncing its plan of political action,
|it takes a determined stand in favor
{ of a renascence of principles in their
t application to the operations of gov-
ernment that are fundamental to the
' perpetuity of our free institutions,
and will support only such candi-
“dates for public office as will pledge
: their adherence to them.
“The perpetuation of our funda-
mental rights,” says the address,
| “and the enactment of essential con-
‘structive legislation: demand the elec-
tion of men, regardless of their polit-
ical affiliations, who are truly repre-
sentative of American ideals.”
—James H, McComb, proprietor of the
‘Windsor hotel, Beaver Falls, has filed suit
for $50,000 damages from Thomas A,
‘Smith, a circus man of Beaver Falls, whe
is accused of alienating the affections of
Mrs. McComb.
- —A commission has been awarded Au-
gustus Lukens, of New York city, for the
remodeling of the statue, a large eques-
trian figure, of the late General D. McM.
Gregg, a brigadier at Gettysburg, to be
erected at Reading by the State. >
—The State Department of Agriculture
has issued warnings to farmers to watch
for signs of the brown rot or other diseas-
es which often appear after a long winter.
Special warnings have been given to close-
ly observe orchards for traces of pests.
—A Grampian man writes to the editor
of the Clearfield Daily Spirit, asking what
to do with a barrel of cider which has fer-
mented and now contains 8 to 10 per cent.
alcohol. With virtually no effort at all,
Matt Savage, editor of the Spirit, has re-
cruited a company of patriotic Clearfield
citizens who offer to go at their own ex-
pense to Grampian and not only tell but
show what to do with the cider.
—Fifty employees of the Mann Edge
Tool company left Lewistown on Tuesday
morning for Mill Hall, where they will
work the night turn of that plant. The
Mann Edge Tool plant at Lewistown was
badly damaged on Monday a week ago by
fire that destroyed everything except the
forge department, which will be kept run-
ning, and the rough axes shipped to Mill
Hall, where the night turn will finish
them, thus keeping the Lewistown plant
running almost at normal.
—Chester Williams, nineteen years old,
of Russellville, Chester county, has
‘awakened after sleeping continuously for
thirty-five days, the ‘sleeping sickness”
having followed an attack of influenza.
The case caused much speculation among
physicians who visited Williams. He took
little nourishment during the long nap
and is quite weak, but rapidly regaining
his vitality. He was awake but twice dur-
ing the contiunation of the attack and
then only for a few minutes.
—Approximately $8000 worth of grocer-
jes, recently seized at the stores of Italian
grocers, at Bristol, Pa., and said to have
been fraudulently resold by some one at
‘Springfield, Mass., were on Monday ship-
ped back to the Bay State city, through
writs of replevin issued by the wholesal-
ers there. The Bristol merchants in whose
store the goods were seized, produced re-
ceipts to show that they had paid for the
goods, but nevertheless interposed no 1é-
gal action against the removal of the stuff.
—A detail of Pennsylvania state police
surrounded a barn on a farm two miles
west of New Castle in Union township
Saturday night, where a cocking main was
in progress, and arrested seveny-one per-
sons, who were sounding the pit. All
were taken before the township squire, and
paid fines and. costs totaling $13 each. The
birds seized in the raid were sold. Al-
together about $1000 was netted from the
raid. The raid was so well executed that
virtually all of those watching the cock
fights were caught.
—At Frostburg, Jefferson county, a fami-
ly of ten is suffering with influenza. Doc-
tor Epwright, of the Punxsutawney hos-
pital, was called on the case Saturday, and,
because there were no nurses, he had to
stay until Sunday before relief came. In
the meantime the doctor was a busy man.
He made the fires, did the cooking and
other housework, washed up a few things
and perhaps looked after the gossip among
the neighboring women, in addition to
giving the medical attention the members
of the family needed.
—Two large black bears came from the
mountaing back of Bobtown, near Burn-
ham, last Friday and were seen digging in
the snow where the refuse was thrown
| from the houses. Charles Seabolt mistook
bruin for a pair of dogs and attempted to
, drive them away by throwing snowballs,
| but after a warning growl he discovered
| his mistake. Seabolt made a good get-
| away, but it was some time before he
thought of a gun, after which it was too
late, as the bears had again taken to the
wilds. This is considered significant of
the fact that game is suffering severely
from the scarcity of food.
—Neah Raskin, serving a sentence of
three years in the Luzerne county jail for
sugar frauds, left for his home at Harvey's
Lake last Thursday to spend one month in
nursing his wife and child back to health.
At the expiration of the month he is to
report back to jail and serve the remain-
der of his sentence. Raskin has served
sixteen months. News from his home was
received to the effect that his wife and ba-
by were ill with influenza. The Harvey's
Lake section was snowbound, and there
was little chance of getting relief to the
stricken family. The case was brought to
the attention of Judge J. B. Woodward.
He asked Raskin if he did not want to go
home and act as nurse. The prisoner wus
anxious to and the court permitted him to
go on parole.
—According to the Glen Campbell News,
the women of that Indiana county town
have perfected a local organization that
threatens to spread over that part of the
State, and as a result married men are
commencing to sit up and take notice.
Sixty-six women of Glen Campbell have
formed an organization to clean up the
morals of the community, particularly the
morals of their husbands, by direct ac-
tion. They have established a sort of a
“moral credit bureau,” which proposes to
gather all the requisite facts regarding a
husband’s conduct, keep the record on file
at headquarters and submit a report in
confidence to any woman who suspects her
mate and asks for his rating. Eleven of
the members are pledged to work in “open
investigation work,” whatever that may
mean. The other fifty-five will work in
—That any woman who can chase chick-
ens around a yard for an hour and not
lose patience is what she would call a
good woman and a ‘perfect lady,” was
stated last week by Mrs. Catherine New-
bold, a witness in the divorce proceedings
of D. S. Beemer, Civil war veteran, of
Scranton, against his wife, a former state
and national officer of the Ladies of the G.
A. R. Mrs. Newbold says that she often
saw Mrs. Beemer chase chickens for an
hour and not lose her patience. Mrs.
Beemer, in her testimony, said that on the
night she became commander of the Wom-
en’s Relief Corps, Mr. Beemer was induct-
ed as commander of the G. A. R. post, and
that they fell in love at that time. She
said that she loved him so much that one
time when he wanted strawberry short-
cake she traveled eighteen miles to Wilkes-
Barre and paid 75 cents for a basket of