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. nels until they stick to you.
~ Tuesday was the third anniver-
sary of our declaraion of war on Ger-
many. Bl 5
—Remember to stick to your flan-
colds are often the hardest to get rid
,~ —If the Democratic party wants a
regular beatin’ next fall Pennsylva-
nia can supply the candidate who can
make it sure.
—That New York girl who swal-
lowed a razor in an attempt to commit
suicide must have had a keen appe-
tite for the job.
—Every man is supposed to ask
every candidate whether he is wet or
dry and then maintain a discreet si-
lence as to what he is himself.
——Turkey is talking of declaring
war against Great Britain and if it
were not that all wars are destructive
such an event would be amusing.
—Even Herbert Hoover, who says
he ain’t no Democrat, and Bryan, who
is just running, like a flivver, from
force of habit, beat our bombastic Mr.
Palmer in the Michigan Democratic
—The French are doing the wise
thing in moving further into Germa-
ny. The Huns fed so long on fright-
fulness that they won’t get it out of
their system until some of the other
powers give them a few frightful an-
tidotes and the French are entitled to
that pleasure.
—This from the Philipsburg Ledg-
er of last Friday: “The Ledger feels
assured that the selection of Mr. Bea-
ver will result in Centre county again
being represented as it should be at
Harrisburg.” Which is to say that
the Hon. Harry Scott, who is the
“angel” of the Ledger, is slipping al-
most the “unkindest cut of all” to his
successor, the Hon. Ives Harvey.
—Borough council could probably
more easily solve the puzzle of “Pigs
in Clover” than they can the question
of keeping pigs clean and sanitary.
Even if they should prescribe a daily
bath to be a douche of
rose-water they would still find that
“pigs is pigs,” and have an aroma
distinctly their own which science has
so far failed to overcome. In fact the
only time a pig smells good is when
its sizzling in the pan.
—Major Terry Boal is reported to
us as turning hand-springs all over
his immense estate at Boalsburg but
hasn’t yet succeeded in making a land-
ing to his liking. He wants to go to
Chicago as a District delegate and,
from what we have heard, he could
if he’d be good. But he wants to be
Wood. So, unless the Major decides
to break loose alt on his own he'll
have to listen to more sycophantic
whispers about succeeding the Hon.
Evan Jones in Congress two years
hence when it will really be Camer-
on’s turn to supply Congressional lu-
minosity for the District.
—The fight between Tom Beaver
and the Hon. Ives Harvey for the Re-
publican nomination for Assembly is
getting under way so rapidly that we
are likely to have lots of fun before
May 18th. Word has already gone
out to the regular organization that
the Hon. Ives is needed more on his
Marsh Creek farm than he is at Har-
risburg and we have it straight from
some of his staunchest backers that
even though this be true he is going
back to the Legislature all the same.
One of them even went so far as to
say that there will be oodles of money
to put him over with. The fight will
have a tinge of denominationalism
also, because both gentlemen are
rather eminent in official circles in
the local Presbyterian church. The
Hon. Ives is superintendent of the
Sunday school while Tom is an elder,
or a deacon, or a trustee or whatever
it is that draws the job of firin’ the
boilers and keeping the rest of the
blue stockings heated up enough to
save their christianity every time a
janitor quits. The Anti-Saloon
League has already put a few pointed
interrogations up to each of them and
our Mr. Naginey, as well, so that it
looks like the Harvey element is play-
ing to make a wet and dry fight out
of it.
— When we remember that Mr.
Harvey defeated Mr. Scott by only 58
votes at the primaries two years ago
and that then Prohibition was being
fought for and was not a reality as it
is now, we are inclined to believe that
Tom Beaver will be the winner at the
Republican primaries next month.
Every one who knows anything about
local politics knows that Scott would
not have lost the nomination two
years ago if several Republican lead-
ers on this side of the mountain had
not been so cock-sure that he would
win that they did little or nothing to
help him along and deceived him, as
well, into leaving undone some effec-
tive campaigning he might have got-
ten in himself. This being so Mr.
Harvey was evidently at the top of
his strength two years ago. In this
fight Tom Beaver is a stronger man
than Mr. Scott was two years ago be-
cause he has all of Scott’s strength
back of him and a lot of his own. Be-
sides this, Mr. Harvey’s one issue was
ratification of .the Prohibition amend-
ment and as that has been accom-
plished and it is known that personal-
ly he had no great ambition to go to
Harrisburg we do not look upon him
as being as strong now as he was two
years ago so that, unless a cog slips
somewhere, it looks very much as if
Tom Beaver will be the man who will
be on Naginey’s cooling board along
about thesides of November.
hy Ay,
VOL. 65.
Palmer’s Vote in Michigan.
The only name entered by authori-
ty on the Democratic preferential bal-
lot in Michigan was that of A. Mitch-
ell Palmer.
ident who personally solicited support
in Michigan was A. Mitchell Palmer.
But in the vote of that State on Mon-
day he came out as a bad “tail-end-
er.” Some time ago Mr. Palmer an-
nounced with considerable flourish of
trumpets that Georgia Democrats had
urged him to permit his name to go:
on the preferential ballot in that State
for President.
had been extended to McAdoo, Mar-
shall, Edwards, Bryan and others. All
declined except Palmer and Tom Wat- |
son, a more or less crazy Georgian.
The other day one of the leading
Georgia newspapers took a straw vote
of the Democratic Presidential prefer-
ences in that State. Governor Ed-
wards, of New Jersey, who had de-
clined to allow his name to go on the
ticket ran away ahead with Vice Pres-
ident Marshall, Herbert Hoover and
Mr. McAdoo, all of whom had declin-
ed to enter the race, trailing along in
the order named. Then came Watson,
‘Palmer and Mr. Bryan, the “also rans”
nearly equalling, dividing the remnant
of the vote. No effort had been made
to get support for either of the others
and the vote for Watson was confes-
sedly a joke. But the total of Ed-
ward’s vote was equal to four to one
of that cast for Palmer.
The friends of Mr. Palmer are hold-
ing him up before the voters of Penn-
sylvania as the only Democrat in
Pennsylvania who has aspired to the
Presidential nomination since the
election of James Buchanan, seventy
years ago, and appealing to State
pride for support. They know that
this is a false pretense. General Han-
cock, a Pennsylvanian, was mominat-
ed in 1880 and Be late Samuel J. Ran-
dall, and the late Robert E. Pattison,
fit aspirants for the honor, were put
forward ids, gapdidates since. But
Palmer in that capacity is a joke as
the results in Georgia and Michigan
prove, even if he were a candidate,
which he is mot. His purpose is to:
control the “party organization for
trading capital in the future.
—A New York woman alleges that
bow-legged men make the best hus-
bands and baldheaded ones the worst.
While we don’t know much about the
former we claim to be an authority on
the latter and have just enough of
conceit to wager dollars to doughnuts
that we can produce one woman at
least who will testify that the New
York physiognomist is all wrong.
tm pt
Great Sacrifices in Vain.
The British public and the London
press have at last come to a realiza-
tion of the enormity of the crime
against humanity involved in the de-
feat of the peace treaty by the United
States Senate. Discussing this sub-
ject in a recent issue the London
Globe declares that “the treaty which
we have imposed upon France, Great
Britain and Italy will be enforced
with American help or without it.
This is not at issue. What is at issue
is whether the world shall be made
safe for peaceful men. That has been
dashed to the ground because Sena-
tors of the United States have been
unable to rise above the miserable
grovelings of the ward politician.”
Personal enmities determined the
gravest question of a century.
Other leading London journals ex-
press similar views and prominent
statesmen are of the same mind. Lord
Buckmaster, formerly Lord Chancel-
lor, states that “the withdrawal of the
United States from the League of Na-
tions is a disaster to civilization which
nullifies the principal gain of Amer-
ica’s entrance into the war. Hostili-
ties have ceased for nearly eighteen
months, yet peace still lingers and the
delay threatens European civilization.
The world needs a common under-
standing among the nations. The
treaty has failed to secure the Sen-
ate’s assent but it should be revived.”
But how can this be accomplished
while that vain old fossil, Senator
Lodge, controls the Republican major-
ity in Congress? ;
The war for civilization cost the
people of the United States nearly
100,000 precious lives and in every
section of the country there are limp-
ing and crippled evidences of the sac-
rifices freely made to bring about en-
during peace. Billions of dollars were
cheerfully expended in pursuance of
this great and beneficent purpose,
moreover. But because of the chance
to make partisan capital against the
President who conducted the strife to
a successful conclusion, the cherished
result, that which hallowed the sacri-
fices and made them worth while has
been defeated by the refusal of the
Senate to ratify the treaty made,
after mature deliberation, by the
greatest minds of the civilized world.
——If the house owners continue to
increase rents it may soon become
cheaper to move than pay rent.
The only candidate for
the Democratic nomination for Pres-
The same invitation |
Hoover Impairs His Chances.
It may be safely said that Mr. Her-
chances of election to the Presidency
by recent utterances.
interpreted as offensive to the public
conscience or repugnant to public
morals. On the contrary he has
strengthened his hold on the confi-
dence of independent voters. But he
has practically made his nomination
impossible by either of the great par-
ties and as he declares he will not ac-
‘cept an independent nomination he is
necessarily done for. No man can be
elected President without a nomina-
tion by some organized body and one .
of the great parties or an independ-
ent party are the only organizations
which can make a nomination.
Mr. Hoover has publicly declared
that he is a Republican but talks the
language of a Democrat. ‘He oncé be-
longed to a Republican club and some-
what actively participated in its man-
agement. But that was long ago and
party alignments have greatly chang-
ed since then. In fact for a number
of years he has been living abroad and
all his business and social relations
have been on the other side of the
‘ocean. At the beginning of the war
he entered the service of the British
i government and continued in that
service until President Wilson “draft-
| ed” him into the service of this coun-
(try. Since that incident all his sym-
| pathies have been with the President,
his processes and politics. They rep-
resent real Americanism.
The real weakness revealed in Mr.
Hoover's action, however, lies in his
equivocation. He has not been frank
with the public. He says he is in fa-
vor of the League of Nations but of-
fers aid and comfort to the party
which has deliberately crucified that
beneficent enterprise. He makes a
reservation, of course, but that is un-
satisfactory for the records show that
no servant of a party can run con-
{ trary to the policies of the party suc-
cessfully. No man can ride two
horses going in opposite directions
and few can carry water on both
shoulders. If Mr. Hoover earnestly
favors the League of Nations his place
is in the ranks of the Democratic par-
ty and he would stand better with the
world to say so.
—Since our announcement last
week that we had not yet run the
gamut of miserable spring snows we
have gone through the throes of three
cf them.
Unconstitutional and Absurd.
We can imagine nothing more ab-
surd than the resolution scheduled for
passage in the House of Representa-
tives at Washington today, declaring
a state of peace with Germany. The
only way to declare peace between
belligerents is by treaty. Under the
constitution of the United States the
only power to make treaties is lodged
in the President. That being true a
resolution by Congress declaring
peace with Germany would be uncon-
stitutional and void. Under his oath
of office the President would be com-
pelled to veto such a measure and if
Congress ‘should pass it notwithstand-
ing the objections of the President,
The purpose of those who have un-
dertaken this piece of peanut politics
is to create party capital. They imag-
ine the public is stupid enough to be-
lieve that President Wilson is respon-
sible for the failure of the Senate to
ratify the treaty of Versailles and .if
he shall refuse to approve the pend-
ing resolution, he will be responsible
for the continuance of a state of war.
As a matter of fact every intelligent
school boy in the country knows the
contrary is true. The President and
his party in the Senate made every
possible concession to secure the rati-
fication of the treaty. They freely
agreed to any changes that would not
entirely nullify the provisions of the
treaty. . .
Even if Congress had the legal
right to enact such legislation as is
contemplated in the resolution in
question considerations of honor
would forbid its approval. It involves
a proposition to exact from a helpless
enemy conditions without considera-
tion. The resolution provides that
Germany shall concede everything
provided for in the peace treaty and
get nothing, not even a pleasant
smile, in return. No honorable man
would impose such conditions on
another and no honorable nation will
do what an honorable man will not do.
Thit is unimportant, however, in view
of the fact that the measure is uncon-
stitutional and invalid.
——Holland might turn its hospi-
tality to good account by charging an
admission fee to tourists who desire
to get a view of the late Kaiser.
——Senator Newberry though un-
der sentence, is still an honored mem-
ber of that “millionaire’s club,” in
good standing.
bert Hoover has greatly impaired his |
It is not that
he has said anything that might be
the Supreme court would declare it.
Palmer’s Fraudulent Trick.
The movement to list Mitchell Pal-
mer as a candidate for President at
the May primary in this State is a
fair expression of the methods of the
scurvy politicians who are behind his
‘ preposterous candidacy. He knows
and they know that there will be no
other name on the ballot and that un-
less the voters take the trouble to
scratch his name off, he would appear
to get the endorsement of the party.
Presumably the majority of the vot-
ers would not go to the trouble to
scratch his name off and thus he
would seem to get the endorsement of
a majority. But he and they know
that any other candidate would beat
him, hands down. Mr. McAdoo would
carry Pennsylvania against him ten
to one.
Mr. Palmer’s candidacy for the
Presidential nomination is a false
pretense. The only purpose of it is to
get control of the Pennsylvania dele-
gation to the San Francisco conven-
tion so that he may trade present
votes for prospective patronage. Dur-
ing the past seven years he has been
doing a thriving business on this ba-
sis and though he has reduced the
i Democratic force in the State to a
| skeleton, he has himself grown sleek
| and fat and presumptious out of it.
But this last step in his hypocritical
career is likely to be resented by the
preference of the Democrats of Penn-
him appear so by such an expedient
is a rank fraud. :
The traditions of the Democratic
party place the honor of a Presiden-
tial nomination above and beyond the
No man has ever before attempted to
employ the methods of a political
- scavenger in search of the first honor
, of the party. Every other man whose
{ name has been mentioned in the con-
| nection this year has promptly declar-
‘ed against such measures. Even Mr.
| Bryan, obsessed as he is with ambi-
tion, has protested against it. But
| Mitchell Palmer enters into every
| trick that promises advantage, and
| now proposes to get the endorsement
fof Pennsylvania Democrats by decep-
2 A i
Today’s Gazette devotes nearly
{a column to telling the voters of the
. Twenty-first District incidentally and
{the “Watchman” particularly what
the Hon. Evan R. Jones has done in
Washington. After reading it- very
carefully we cheerfully admit that the
Gazette has proven two things: First,
that the Hon. Evan R. has faithfully
done all the things that his secretary,
whom the government pays, might
have done just as well and second, it
has admitted that it has been lying
about Democratic efficiency in the past
for now it says “the bureau directors
have taken pains to give his cases
the desired prompt attention.
Se ——
The House of Representatives
last Friday approved the Senate bill
for an appropriation for aerial mail
from New York to San Francisco,
making the appropriation for the ex-
pense of same $1,250,000, but elim-
inated the provision for an aerial mail
ington. The dropping of the New
York to Washington route has been
under consideration for some time and
the permanency of the service in the
future will likely depend on the show-
ing made in the New York to San
Francisco service in the ensuing year.
——The Bergdol verdict will prob-
ably change the minds of a lot of peo-
ple who imagine that wealthy men
are immune from punishment. Berg-
dol has more money than some far-
mers have hay.
——An esteemed . contemporary
ventures the opinion that seventy of
every one hundred voters of the coun-
try want to vote for Hoover for Pres-
ident. But the thirty control the con-
——Governor Lowden offers to tell
all about his campaign expenses if
General Wood will do so. Obviously
Lowden believes what Senator Borah
gays about the Wood slush fund.
—— There is no good excuse for
giving up the war gardens even
though the war is over. The product
will be as helpful as ever and they
can be called thrift gardens.
——There will be less liquor at the
polls this year than formerly but un-
less the signs are misleading there
will be more booze in the coming cam-
paign than usual.
——Even national pride fails to in-
duce the average American to hope
for the defeat of the French cham-
pion in the approaching fistic battle
with Dempsey.
r—— pan s—
——Another advance of two dollars
a ton was made on anthracite coal on
Monday morning.
scurvy tricks of trading politicians. !
| funds out of the State Treasury. But
. in any event the people are entitled to |
route between New York and Wash-
Trailing the State’s War Funds.
From the Philadelphia Record.
During the recent war the State of
Pennsylvania spent a million and a
half or two million of dollars through
a Council of National Defense, or a
body with some other highly patriotic
sounding title. From various parts of
the State from time to time since hos-
tilities ceased The Record has been in
receipt of letters asking this newspa-
per to investigate the expenditures
and inform thé people who got the
money and what it was paid for. Some
of our correspondents seem to be
growing impatient, and one or two
think they see in a failure up to this
time to make the disclosures evidence
that this newspaper has abandoned
the effort to get at the facts.
More than a month ago the Auditor
General of the State, through a depu-
ty, informed The Record, in answer to
a request, that the office would be
open to our investigators. They were
sent to Harrisburg and started the in-
vestigation, only to discover that the
records were not in shape to furnish
the desired information. Many vouch-
ers were missing, or not in such order
as to facilitate the investigation, and
i the expert accountants were not fool-
ish enough to continue the effort un-
der such conditions.
. The Record has not abandoned the
investigation. It will pursue it to the
. limit, because we are convinced it
They know that he is not the |
ought to be disclosed how this great
sum of money, taken from the people,
was expended, and who got it. It
may be that there was no such waste
ror corrupt distribution as has been
sylvania and that the attempt to make
charged by some of our correspond-
ents. It may be that all of the money
was permitted to go into the pockets
of the “patriots” who were spouting
and puffing during the war and creat-
ing the impression that they were giv-
ing something to their country, but
who were actually being sustained by
know who got the million and a half
or two million, and what they got it
for. We will do our utmost to secure
the information and run down all of
the charges that have been made
through letters to this newspaper;
but it will take time and energy, and
a little patience should be exercised
by those who do not seem to under-
stand that a studied effort has been
made to keep thé facts as secret as
possible by filing “reports” covering.
large amounts which de not disclése
the name of more than one ‘person
who received any part of the vast
Opening the Bar’l. -
From the Easton Argus.
. If it is wrong to buy a Senatorship
in Michigan, and it is, it ought to be
wrong—and it is—to buy a Presiden-
tial nomination in the United States.
Yet this is what some political bosses
are trying to do.
Because they want to control the
next President in the interest of rich
profiteers rather than have him free
to do what is best for the nation as a
“The amount of money being used
to control the national conventions is
simply shocking,” said Senator Borah,
Republiean. He continued: “The use
of money in elections has been grow-
ing enormously, and 1920 promises to
become a perfect saturnalia of cor-
Borah accuses the Wood manage-
ment in Indiana with buying “testi-
monials from all sorts of people in
favor of General Wood at $2.50 each.”
A dispatch from Indiana said the
word had gone out to get the nomina-
tion for Wood at whatever cost.
Borah insists the Lowden managers
are trying to buy the nomination by
an unlimited expenditure of money."
He says the South Dakota primary
contest cost the Wood and Lowden
managers $10 for each vote their can-
didates secured.
Senator Kenyon would limit prima-
ry expenditures to $10,000 in each
State for Presidential candidates.
_ Fred W. Upham, Republican Na-
tional committee treasurer denies that
he has $10,000,000 to spend on the
election. “But if I can arrange it,” he
said, “we will have that fund in such
shape that it can be utilized most ef-
Herbert Hoover said: “I have no
campaign, I have no finance. A nuin-
ber of clubs have sprung up doing me
the honor of advocating my nomina-
tion. I have no doubt that they would
be only too glad to keep their books
open for inspection at all times.”
Who is going to nominate the Presi-
dential candidates, the people who
have the votes, or the persons who
have the dollars?
Shelving Dry Members.
From the Clearfield Republican.
Every candidate thus far endorsed
by both the Penrose and the Vare fac-
tions in Philadelphia for Senatorial
and Assembly nominations is “wet.”
Both sides are shelving all the pres-
ent members with “dry” records on
roll calls at Harrisburg.
Saloon in a Trance.
From the Houston Post.
Mr. Bryan says the saloon is as
dead as slavery. The difference being,
however, that it is not necessary in
the case of slavery to sit up with the
corpse to see if it is merely suffering
an attack of catalepsy.
——You'll find all the news in the
“Watchman,” and it’s all really true,
—Forty-one marriage licenses were is-
sued at Reading on Saturday.
—M. A. Harding, 70 years old, of Rox-
ford, McKean county, went out on Satur-
day morning to pump the oil wells on am
oil lease. When he failed to return for his
dinner a search was instituted, and the
aged man was found dead alongside the
: gas engine, which he had apparently at-
tempted to start. His clothing had been
caught in the machinery. The body was
badly mutilated.
—Thieves looted the general store of H.
M. Musselman, at Vernfield, Pa., one night
last week, taking booty valued at $3500.
One hundred and twenty-five pairs of
men’s, women’s and children’s shoes were
taken. Drygoods valued at $1000 were al-
so stolen. The thieves overlooked a
mouse trap, a couple of packages of onion
seeds and a piece of limberger cheese.
They took the bird cage.
—Schuylkill Haven borough officials,
who have decided to buy the water works
of that town, now owned by Philadelphia
capitalists, and will operate the works as
a municipal plant, were informed on Sat-
urday that state appraisers have estimated
the value of the works at $175,000. A pub-
lic hearing will be given before the sale is
confirmed. The water company also op-
erates the gas plant there.
—William Hilty, aged 60 years, holds
the title as the famous hunter and trap-
per in the vicinity of New Florence, Som-
erset county. According to reports during
the game season just elosed, he has bag-
ged a bear, deer, 30 red foxes, four wild=
cats, a catamount, besides minks, skunks,
weasels and muskrats. He resides near
New Florence and has served as constable
of his district for a number of years.
—Dr. Edward Martin, State Commission-
er of Health, has notified Mayor A. J.
Haig, of DuBois, Clearfield county, that
because of discovery by state engineers
that the water taken from the city mains
is unhealthful at present all water used for
drinking purposes should be boiled. A
germicide plant is to be installed to puri-
fy the water as soon as possible. The city
is also to make a study of the situation
and to make a report to the Department of
Health by August 1st.
—Martin Muth, son of William H. Muth.
of Lititz, who graduated from Penn State
College this year, left last week, to start
work as assistant manager on a 1200-acre
farm near Chester, West Virginia. Martin
took up a course in agronomy, or general
farming, and should be well qualified for
his work. This farm specializes in Here-
ford cattle and supplied the first prize bull
at the recent International show held at
Chicago. Orchard work is also carried on
extensively there and 15,000 apple trees
will be set out this spring.
—Accountants who audited the war chest
for Reading and Berks county, collected in
the period after the armistice in 1918 and
not used for war relief purposes, have
sent eut checks for approximately 54 per
cent .of the $240,000 in the fund. The oth-
er portion, about 46 per cent. was used for
various war purposes and thus will not be
refunded. About $15,000 of the $240,000
was collected on the streets and in thea-
tres and cannot be returned, as the names
of the donors canmot be identified. The
Berks courts will be asked te distribute
this to local charities.
—The death of William C. Bratton at a
‘Pennsylvania Railroad grade crossing one
mile west of Lewistown on Thursday
evening, marks one of the most peculiar
accidents in the history of that section.
Mr. Bratten was driving a horse attached
to a spring wagon, in which was a calf,
with the mother, a young heifer, attach-
ed to the rear of the wagon by a rope. The
train struck the wagon squarely, cutting
it out from between the horse and the cow,
without injury to either. The body of Mr.
Bratton was on the pilot of the locomo-
tive when it was stopped, 800 feet from the
scene of the accident.
—‘“This hurts me more than it does you,
Charlie, but it won't cost me as much,”
said Mayor Clarence Dunn, of Lock Ha-
ven, in pronouncing sentence upon his
brother, Charles Dunn, on Saturday even-
ing. The latter was summoned for failing
to display 1920 license tags on his automo-
bile, which had been stored away for the
winter and made its spring appearance on
the streets for the first time ‘this year on
Saturday. The defendant explained that
the tags were under the seat and he had
been delayed putting them on. The ex-
cuse would not go with the Mayor, so his
brother paid a fine of $5 and thus settled
the claim.
—After many negotiations the Sulphuric
Acid Plant lying east of Mt. Union, has
been sold to the Iron Products company,
and they expect to employ from 300 to 350
men when they get into active operation.
This will be good news to the people of
Mt. Union and vicinity. The secretary of
the Mt. Union Business Men's association
is largely responsible for this, for he has
been working most energetically for the
good of Mt. Union in this particular re-
spect. With wide correspandence with
prospective industrial concerns, Mr. Mor-
gan has had a number of them interested,
but it is believed that this concern com-
ing is perhaps the best of all, and that it
will prove most advantageous to Mt. Un-
—Mrs. Verna Holley Herron, wife of Eu-
gene O'Neil Herron, of a prominent and
wealthy Pittsburgh family, has been re-
fused a divorce. Mrs. Herron was unable
to support her stirring charges made some
time ago before a master who heard the
evidence in the case. When the suit was
filed several months ago, Mrs. Herron, who
acted as Y. W. C. A. hostess at Camp Lee
and Camp Dix during the war, charged
her husband with having forced her to ac-
cept the attentions of high army officers
at these camps, who might aid him in ob-
taining a commission. Xvidence showed
that instead of aiding her husband she
used her influence with a Congressman to
obtain a commission for a Pittsburgh phy-
—Thomas A. Smith, millionaire show=-
man, of Beaver Falls, is asked to pay $50,-
000 damages in the statement of claim filed
by James H. McComb, Beaver Falls hotel
man, who accuses the other of alienating
Mrs. McComb’s affections. McComb em-
ployed detectives several months ago, and
the trail led to a Pittsburgh hotel. Sep-
aration followed, and Mrs. McComb, about
30 years old and strikingly handsome, is
staying with her mother in New Castle.
Her two young daughters are with her.
Smith, a bachelor, aged about 50, was a
business associate of the late Buffalo Bill,
and has been heavily interested in various
circus enterprises. He always has resid-
ed in Beaver Falls, but he also has a home
and ranch in Potter county, where he
raises thousands of horses for show pur-