Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 16, 1920, Image 1

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— And the biggest trout got away
today, as usual.
— Hundreds of trout were yanked
right away from the nursing bottle
-—Many a fisherman’s creel yester-
day suggested the thought that every
little one added to what I've got
makes a little one more.
It will take seven hundred and
twenty-eight votes to nominate the
Democratic candidate for President in
San Francisco next June.
—Judging from the Michigan pri-
maries A. Mitchell Palmer seems to
be far more of a success at vote re-
ducing than he is at price reducing.
If the forth coming census report !
fails to show a normal increase in the
population of Bellefonte don’t blame
it either on the enumerators or limit-
ed housing.
yway private management of
the railroads is having ample oppor-
tunity to find out why government
control didn’t bring better service
than it did.
— Tots of fellows were fishing yes-
terday who didn’t keep their minds on |
the business of catching trout near
as much as on the possibility of some
prohibition officer catching them.
— They say a new one is born every
minute, and we believe it. The fellow
who paid tv
common turkey, at a sale in this coun-
ty last week, accounts for one of the
minutes, all right enough.
— Where are the fellows now who
were constantly damning government
control every time
or a car was not instantly placed at
their request or an embargo was laid
on shipments to certain points?
—Senator Penrose i
is home from
Florida, fully restored to health. Isnt
it fine. Now the Republicans will
VOL. 65.
There being but two candidates
qualified for the office of Justice of
the Supreme court this year the result
will necessarily be determined at the
Primary on the 18th of May. Under
the act of 1915 any candidate for
Judge of any court of record who
ghall “receive a number of votes
greater than one-half of the total
votes cast at such primary shall be
declared the sole nominee for such of-
fice,” and “no other names shall ap-
| pear upon the ballot,” at the ensuing
| election.
The candidates certified for
the Primary ballot are Judge George
| Kunkel, of Dauphin county, and
Judge Sylvester B. Sadler, of Cumber-
land county. One or the other of
them will “receive a number of votes
| zreater than one-half of the total.”
Judge Kunkel began service on the |
bench in January, 1904. He had pre-
nt Ten Tis, . . | viously served two terms as District |
nty-three dollars for a | J
Attorney of Dauphin county and
three terms in the House of Represen-
tatives of the General Assembly. In
both of these offices he won the cor-
| dial approval of the people though not
timidly begin to inquire as to “who |
are we to be for for President” with-
out fear of committing the unpardon-
able sin of annoying the big boss when
he is “out of sorts.”
—Since Mr. Cox had himself elect-
ed Covernor of Ohio three times it
might be possible for him to have
himself elected President of the Unit-
ed States once or twice. At this
stage of the game Cox and McAdoo
loom big to us as the most hopeful
standard bearers of Democracy.
“France, England and Italy are
all at peace with Germany while, tech-
nically, we are still at war with the
Hun. The anomaly is intensified by
a NY Ta of the
y country th
sitting quietly on the Rhine w
ing where they are to get off.
We arc curious to see the effect
of Maj. Boal’s announced candidacy
for Republican District delegate on
the Penrose contingent of his party.
His platform should have the effect of
smoking many of them out who are
his professed personal friends. If the
candidacy of Governor Sproul, for
whom Penrose has declared, is any-
thing other than of the “stalking
horse” brand the Major’s friends, who
are also friends of the Senator, will
have little excuse for not supporting
him. If they do not it will be very
apparent that Penrose and his lieuten-
ants are not for Sproul and are using
his name only as a means of keeping
votes away from Gen. Wood.
—Well, it has happened. Major
Thedore Davis Boal has announced
and is a regular candidate for District
delegate to the Republican National
convention. The Major is not going
to pussey foot any, either. He is not
“a “trust me” candidate. He is right
out in the open for Governor Sproul,
first, and if Pennsylvania’s “favorite
son” should prove a prophet without
honor save in his own country then he
is for Gen. Wood. Certainly a fairer
platform could scarcely be demanded
by the Republicans of the Twenty-
first. And just as certainly the Ma-
jor's great personal popularity and
public spiritedness should make him a
strong contender in the contest now
— Washington political big wigs are
predicting that Mr. Palmer will make
an unfavorable showing in the Penn-
sylvania primaries because the state
Democracy is “wet” and Mr. Palmer
is “dry.” Mr. Palmer will have no
opposition in the Pennsylvania prima-
ries, but he will fail to receive the
votes of thousands of Democrats who
will attend them, not because he is
“dry.” There are other reasons for
the alienation of these votes, far re-
moved from the question of prohibi-
tion. Mr. Palmer's arrogance, his
super-egoism and his supreme selfish-
ness will be the causes of the most of
whatever unfavorable showing he will
make in the primaries of his home
—Tt is greatly to the credit of our
local railroad men that they have re-
frained from joining the strike that
has tied up traffic all over the country.
No one seems to know what the strike
is for or what the strikers want and
since they will not say what they are
after themselves the public, the great-
est sufferers, are almost forced to the
conclusion it is the work of radicalism
boring from within the Unions. If
this conjecture is right all the more
are the loyal workers who are hand-
ling the freight and passengers in this
section to be congratulated on the
sanity of their attitude. They are the
men who may save enough respect for
the railroad Brotherhoods to prevent
their complete disintegration.
n | tricate character.
2 sti Pins o
. BEL | the «favoriof
a train was late, |
the party bosses. He
was defeated for Speaker of the
House at the organization of the last
on in which he participated, un-
der direct orders from the “Throne.”
Tis masterful conduct of the capitol
graft cases increased rather than di-
minished the opposition to him of the
party managers and when he became
=~ candidate for ihe Supreme bench in
1914, in response to a wide-spread
call, all the resources of the machine
were required to defeat him by a
small margin.
We have no word of censure to ut-
four years experience on the Bench of
Cumberland county and may deserve
1 the praise his friends bestow upon
him. But it must be admitted that’!
there is a vast difference in the qual-
ifieations of the two candidates. As
President Judge of the Dauphin coun-
ty court for more than a decade
Judge Kunkel has tried many cases of
the highest importance and most in-
stinguished. jurists as Pearson
simi imi Pore,
ing in comparison with his predeces-
sors in office. He measures up to the
| highest standard of legal learning and |
ability, and has fulfilled every obliga- |
tion of his office with distinction to
himself and entire satisfaction to the
But it is neither invidious nor im-
proper to say that the people admire
Judge Kunkel “for the enemies he has
made.” If he had been subservient to
the party bosses or even responsive to
the exigencies of political conditions,
he would probably have been “cata-
late Senator Quay,
bench long ago. The shrewd party
managers who manipulate the govern-
ment of Pennsylvania have not been
oblivious of his fitness for the office,
but they have been and are afraid to
let him occupy a seat on the Bench of
that court, and if there were no other
reasons why the people should prefer
him to his opponent, that fact is suf- |
eee lee
Herbert Hoover appears to
have miscalculated the strength of the
conscript force in the Republican par-
ty. He is not likely to get further
than the “others ran.”
— Just now when Bellefonte is on
the verge of a business boom, the big-
gest eyesore in the town is the old
steam heat and gas plant at the cor-
ner of Spring and Lamb streets.
Standing idle as it has for over a year,
with no source of revenue and little
hope for the future, not only the plant
but the buildings that house it, are
going to rack and ruin without any-
thing being done to prevent the loss.
Just who is the real owner of the
property is problematical, but it
would really seem as if something
could be done to prevent such a valu-
able property becoming a dead loss.
The exceedingly high price of coal and
the deteriorated condition of the plant
as a result of its lying idle for so long
almost precludes the possibility of its
ever being revived as a city heating
plant, and yet every former customer
of the plant would gladly return to
city steam if he could feel assured
that he would get good service. But
the point we wish to make here is that
something ought to be done to either
utilize the property in some way or
junk the plant and dispose of the lo-
cation as building sites. A block of
nicely-appointed residences would im-
prove that part of town amazingly
and ought to offer a fair return on the
investment. Another corner that is
also becoming an eyesore in the town
is the old plant of the Bellefonte Elec-
tric company, now the property of the
State-Centre Electric company.
ER Sn lia,
——FEugene Debs is the only Pres-
idential candidate who is the unani-
mous choice of his party.
comment eee
——Mr. Bryan is keeping quiet for
some reason but he isn’t lost.
The Contest for Supreme Judge. Coal
against Judge Sadler. He has had |
Pollowing such }
to employ a term used by the |
onto the Supreme |
Prices and Miners’ Wages.
| The claim that the high price of
coal is ascribable to the high wages
of miners got a hard jolt in the wage
| conference now in progress in New
| York, the other day, when the repre-
| sentatives of the miners submitted
| some statistics on the subject. It was
| shown that while the price of coal has
increased 167 per cent. within a short
time the increase of wages during the
same period amounted to only 48 7-10
per cent. “The mine owners entered
vehement objections to the introduc-
tion of such data,” the Associated
Press correspondent reporting the
proceedings of the conference states.
They questioned “the right of the
workers to draw into the controversy
the subject of their profits.”
The profit question is one which the
coal operators are reluctant to have
discussed in public. When former
Secretary of the Treasury MeAdoo,
recently referred to the matter they |
protested vigorously that he was ex-
posing secrets obtained through the
income tax returns and that a govern-
| ment official had no right to do such
¢- 4
But the facts were indisputa-
ax those revealed by the represen-
of the miners in the New
conference are incontroverta-
ble. The mine owners have been prof-
as suffered cruelly as the result. But
they cannot longer place the respon-
sibility for high proces on the wages
of the miners. It belongs in other
One trouble with the profiteering
coal operators is that they are living
in a past period oblivious of the intel-
| lectual advancement of those about
them. It used to be that they could
| put any old story on the public and it
was accepted at face value. Now the
miners know quite as well as their
employers what is going on about
| them and the publie is not as credu-
lous as it used to be. Mr. McAdoo
! positively declared that the wage de-
| mands of the miners could be met
without depriving the operators of a
presented by the miners. |
| perfectly proper evidence to give.
Senator Newberry, of Michi-
gan, is still exercising his voting pre-
rogative by pairing but the chances
are that Senators will refuse to pair
with him after he actually gets behind
| the bars.
Whom They Delight to Honor.
The office of Delegate-at-Large to
the party National convention has al-
or which can be bestowed by a party
i organization.
the “Big Four” has been the distin-
all the other States. They represent-
ed the United States Senators in the
the number is
But the dignity of the office
mate of the party leaders of the most
worthy of the party membership.
The list of the Delegates-at-Large
National convention in the last half
statesmen. It would include Gover-
nors and ex-Governors, United States
Senators and ex-Senators, Congress-
men and ex-Congressmen and others
eminent in law, literature or civic
achievement. To be a member of the
“Big Four” in other States or of the
“Big Twelve” in Pennsylvania, is a
distinction which any living man
might laudably covet. There is no
salary attached but a recompense in
honor that endures for all time. It is
easily the first place in the confidence
and affection of the party.
The moral level of a party manage-
ment may easily and accurately be
measured by the character of the men
upon whom this great distinction is
bestowed. The first name on the list
of Delegates-at-Large chosen by the
Palmer-McCormick leadership of the
Democratic party is Charles P. Don-
nelly, of Philadelphia. Charles Hi
Donnelly has been conspicuous in
every political scandal which has be-
smirched the Democratic party of
Pennsylvania within a quarter of a
century. His name is a synonym for
party perfidy and political rottenness.
Because of his party treachery the
Democratic party in Philadelphia has
been practically extinguished and this
great honor is conferred as a reward
for his bad work.
—— While Mitchell Palmer is hunt-
ing votes in Georgia the duties of his
office are being performed by subor-
dinates. But itis a safe conjecture
that the public suffers no loss on that
———————— A ———————————
—France may have been a trifle
hasty but the first law of nature is a
powerfully strong force.
teering shamefully and the public |
| age trading post from the beginning.
stored to health, scheduled for today,
ways been esteemed the highest hon-
‘was in a sick bed at home some weeks
Since time out of mind | ago, there was some activity among
| the “smaller fry” of the party leaders.
guishing title of the Delegates-at- But as soon as he got “able to be
Large not only in Pennsylvania but in !
L ‘home and a few days later, on his way
party parliament. Now that we have |
four members of Congress elected at |
increased to
is not impaired by the increase in
It still expresses the esti-
importance has occurred.
for Pennsylvania in the Democratic
L'a good many Republicans who try to
century would form a fine galaxy of |
PA., APRIL 16, 1920.
McCormick the Party Wrecker.
The Harrisburg Patriot, owned and
presumably edited by Vance C. Mc-
Cormick, habitually refers to such
Democrats as refuse to follow the
leadership of Mitchell Palmer, Charles
P. Donnelly and himself, as “party
wreckers.” Since Mr. McCormick
broke into public life by having him-
self elected Mayor of Harrisburg in
1902, three Governors have been elect-
ed in Pennsylvania. In two of these
MeCormick and his news-
d” the Democratic nomi-
ther case he was himself
r candidate and insisted on
1 y. The opposition of
rimself and those who followed his
ship defeated the party nominee
1910 and 1918.
Except when he is himself the can- |
didate, Mr. McCormick has never sup- |
ported Democratic nominees. Pre- |
viously to his assumption of control !
of the party in the Capital city the |
voting strength was nearly equally di-
vided between the two parties. Now
three-fourths of the voters are regis-
. . |
tered as Republicans, and according to |
the best information obtainable, three- |
fourths of the remaining one-fourth, |
are opposed to McCormick’s leader- |
ship. If the postoffice employees, rev-
enue officials and other federal offi-
auphin county
Democrats ‘declare, McCormick
couldn’t influence a single vote outside
of his own family in the city of Har-
The McCormick organization, so
called, has been nothing but a patron-
When its hand-picked candidate for
Governor was defeated at the prima-
ry election two years ago he felt him-
self slipping and entered into a bar-
gain with the Republican machine |
which added the minority patronage |
of the Republican State administra-
tion to his stock in trade. Under this
agreement he is now occupying an im-
portant office by appointment of Gov-
ernor Sproul and enjoys the privilege |
of selecting the minority appoint-
ments of Governor Sproul in every |
3 m mn on
body a party wrecker?
—-_We are not so much “a world
power” now as recently but so long as
Senator Lodge runs the government
we are probably getting all the con-
sideration we are entitled to.
eee pe re
Penrose Again in Command.
The return of Senator Penrose, re-
will probably mark the beginning of
the real campaign for the Republican
nomination for President. While he
about” there was an abatement.
Chairman Hays visited him at his
southward, he conferred with Senator
Watson, of Indiana, whereupon the
lid was shut down. General Wood has
been cavorting some since and Gover-
nor Lowden issued some currency to
lubricate the works. But nothing of
But from this time on there will be
movement in the political arena and
it will be significant work. There are
make themselves and others believe
that Penrose is without influence in
the party. Mr. Pinchot, who has been
“roped” in a handsome and lucrative
berth, was conspicuous among those
who said mean things about the Sen-
ator’s ability and character. But he
doesn’t talk along such lines now any
more than the other fellows who had
that habit. They are all willing to
take orders from Penrose and obey
them. He is the grand muck-a-muck,
the high cockalorum of Republican-
ism, and eating out of his hand would
be a real distinction.
We regret very much that Senator
Penrose hasn’t taken us into his con-
fidence with respect to his party plans
in the immediate future. It would be
a great pleasure to present them to
the public and thus fulfill the highest
mission of modern journalism in a
measure. But the Senator is secre-
tive and we doubt if he has told any-
body his full purpose. It can be safe-
ly predicted, however, that he will se-
lect a candidate who is one hundred
per cent. against Wilson and enthu-
siastically in favor of a high tariff
and an appropriation. Those are the
things most fondly cherished by the
Republicans of today. Wilson has
kept them away from the pie-counter
a long time and they are hungry.
— Senator Harding says “no man’
can make a party platform” which is
possibly the reason Republican Na-
tional chairman Hays has turned the
job over to the school boys.
emere—— pe —
— We haven’t much time for Mr.
George Creel but it requires no great
admiration for him to endorse what
| electors there.
he says about Senator Smoot.
NO. 16.
A Fitting Resurrection.
"rom the Philadelphia Record.
How thoroughly illustrative of pres-
ent tendencies in the Republican par-
ty is a dispatch from Chicago which
states that ex-United States Senator
William Lorimer, the so-called blond
boss, “who lost his seat because of the
improper use of money at the time of
his election in 1909, by the Iillinois
Legislature, is again taking part in
the councils of the Republican party
in Chicago.
preparations are being made to put up |
Lorimer as a candidate for the
NA a
United States Senate.
And why not? It is a safe guess
that Lorimer spent not nearly so much
money in bribing members of the Il-
linois Legislature as Newberry ex-
pended in Michigan in debauching the
Though he has been
convicted of this crime and sentenced
to two years in prison, the latter still
| vetains his seat in the Senate and can
be relied upon in an emergency to
help the Republicans to secure a ma-
jority by casting his vote with them.
in view of the Michigan developments
and the unblushing expenditures of
the Wood campaigners in seeking to
control the approaching Republican
national convention, Lorimer must
feel that he was very shabbily treated
| in being expelled from the Senate for
spending a few thousand dollars on
venal Legislators. He undoubtedly
recognizes also that men of his stamp
are now on top in the G. O.P. and
that he would be in very congenial
company if he could obtain his old
There is another phase of the Illi-
nois boss’ candidacy that appeals
strongly to us. If it should be suc-
cessful it would mean the elimination
of that pestiferous nuisance, “Larry”
Sherman. As between. Lorimer and
Sherman, the former would seem the
lesser evil. But can Illincis do no bet-
? The State that produc-
ter than this?
ed Abraham Lincolr must have sadly
degenerated when its dominant party
can do no more than put forward as a
Presidential aspirant a mere money-
bags like Governor Lowden, while pig-
mies like Lorimer, Sherman, “Big
Bill” Thompson, Congressmen Mad-
den and Mann, ete. fill the other po
of honoz.
Who are finahcing the men in the |
fight for the residential nomina-
tions? The voters are entitled to
know. A candidate’s friends in poli-
tics give a better idea of the candi-
date’s real principles than all the
platforms ever written.
Voters study biographies of candi-
dates. Why not biographies of the
men behind the candidates? It is the
invisible power that does most of the!
harm in American political life.
There is a simple way to bring the
backers of candidates for nominations
into the open light of day. Let all
candidates be compelled to publish
week by week the names of the con-
tributors to their campaign funds and
how the money has been spent.
Last minute information is of little
use. Public opinion should be given
time to exert its influence. A weekly
account showing receipts and expen-
ditures, can harm no honest man.
Publicity of expenses might reveal a
candidate’s methods to his rivals, itis
true. But, if all the best methods
stood open to everybody, the public
would be protected against an infer-
ior candidate obtaining a nomination
through superior methods.
_ After it is known how much money
is being spent to secure nominations
and the way it is being spent, Con-
gress can pass legislation limiting ex-
penses to a reasonable sum.
Senator Borah has suggested such
a law. He would limit the money
which may be spent in behalf of any
Presidential candidate. Such a law
would stop the “buying” of nomina-
tions. It would give the poorer can-
didate an equal chance with his
wealthier rival. It would keep “slush
funds” out of the race. It would
make it impossible for selfish inter-
ests to control the conventions, or the
The Borah bill, or one like it, should
be pushed through immediately—Dbe-
fore this campaign goes much farther.
Every person who favors fairness,
honesty, and the people’s welfare, de-
Sizes publicity for campaign expendi-
Will Get There Sooner or Later.
From the Clearfield Republican.
Delaware upset the Suffragist cal-
culation last week. The refusal of
the Legislature to ratify the amend-
ment leaves the total of States one
shy. But the women will get there
sooner or later. They will have earn-
ed their freedom. They are entitled
to the ballot and will not be denied.
Just what State will come across with
the vote necessary is hard to guess.
That they will vote next November is
a pretty safe prediction.
———————— e———————
“Poor Old Poland.”
From the Houston Post.
«Poland is to have a Senate like
ours,” announces a cable. Poor old
Poland! Some slave, whose treason,
like a deadly blight, has invaded Po-
land’s councils of the brave and blast-
ed them in their hour of might.
Wide Opportunity.
From the Dallas News.
Also wouldn't it be fine if a lot of
the wise guys who are trying to save
this country would go somewhere and
save a country that needs saving?
There are rumors that |
| Telegraph and Telephone company, when
| —Mrs. Lewis Magee, aged 55 years, of
: Lewisburg, died at the George I. Geising-
| er Memorial hospital, at Danville, last Sat-
urday, of injuries she suffered when a barn
door fell on her several days ago.
The Tioga county Helvetia condensa-
, ries have fixed the price of April milk at
| $2.60 a hundred pounds for 3.7 per cent.
| milk, with the usual 4 per cent. differen-
tial. The 1919 April price was $2.95.
—Dr. James I’. Trimble has been ap-
pointed county medical director of West-
moreland county, and Clair B. Kirk, of
Mill Hall, chief of the state tuberculosis
dispensary at Lock Haven to succeed Dr.
Critchfield, appointed supervising medical
—White potatoes have disappeared from
the menus of many hotels and boarding
houses in Northumberland county, accord-
ing to farmers, who have been supplying
these commodities. Potatoes have reached
the high price of $3.50 per bushel, and
with few to be had.
— The MeClintic Marshall company, of
Pottstown, has been awarded the contract
for the erection of a complete steel plant
for the Tata Iron & Steel company, 2 con-
cern of Jamshedpur, India. The contract
i calls for the fabrication of 24,000 tons of
ructural steel, which will be made at
i its Pottstown plant.
ss William ¢€. Wagner, of Wat-
complained to the Public Service
on that the Lewisburg, ‘Milton
Watsontown Street Railway had
adopted a dayight saving plan and its last
car left Mi
an hour earlier than here-
> much inconvenience. He
e schedule restored.
| —>Stepping out of her kitchen for a mo-
ment probably saved the life of Mrs. Wil-
linm Lutz, of Hazleton, a bride of a few
weeks, as the moment she had left the
room the water back of the range explod-
ed and flying fragments knocked jagged
holes through the plastering in all diree-
tions and tore holes through the ceiling.
William 8. Leib, political leader of
Schuylkill county, convicted last Decem-
ber on one count of four bills of indict-
ment charging making farudulent returns
of duplicate state tax receipts, was refus-
ed a new trial last Friday by Judge John-
of Union county, sitting in quarter
ions court at Philadelphia. Leib was
ordered to appear on April 16th for such
disposition of the case as the court may
—When Lis arm was caught in the cogs
of a crane at the American Car and IFoun-
dry company plant at Milton last Satur-
| day, James Boob, aged 20 years, of White
Deer, used the other hand to throw off the
power, and stood there pinioned until aid
arrived. The big machine had to be dis-
mantled to release him, which took more
than three hours. The youth refused stim-
| ulants and chatted with friends until the
last bolt vas loosened and the cogs pried
i apart.
—Otto 8S. Good, a former farmer, and liv-
stock dealer of the Elbrook section, near
Waynesboro, was killed in Horse Valley,
when a tree he was felling dropped on the
back of his neck, breaking it. Mr. Good,
with his son Harry, were in a wood near
i Chambersburg, chopping for the American
he tree in falling caught in the forks of |
tres and int attempting to
dislodge it it fell upon him.
| ty-four years old.
“He was fif-
—Rysome Wayne, of Desire, Jefferson
county, was given a hearing before C. C.
Rowan, justice of the peace, and fined $75
and costs of prosecution for violation of
the school laws. Another fine of $30 is
hanging over his head for school law vio-
lations. Mr. Wayne is a prominent citi-
zen, and his offense consists in refusing to
have his children vaccinated. He has ap-
pealed the two cases and they will be
heard before Judge Charles Corbet at
—PBruno Rizzo, the Johnsonburg Italian
found guilty of the murder of his sweet-
heart by a jury sitting in his trial at
Ridgway last week, was sentenced to
death in the electric chair, by Judge Mc-
Cormick, on Thursday. Rizzo was found
guilty on Tuesday evening after the jury
had deliberated but two hours and return-
ed a first degree verdict. Rizzo took his
predicament calmly, asking if there was a
possibility of appealing to a higher court
when the sentence was interpreted to him.
—In advance of the May primary elec-
tion the State Highway Department has
issued the following statement: “Candi-
dates for various offices in the coming pri-
mary election will conserve their resourc-
es, if they will refrain from posting ad-
vertising cards of all natures on state
highways. The law very plainly forbids
this practice and the department has is-
sued instructions to its employees in every
county in Pennsylvania, to remove from
poles, fences or other places within the le-
gal limits of the highways advertising of
every nature.”
(Colonel William Fairman, a well-
known Punxsutawney lawyer, some time
ago purchased forty beaver hides, paying
$12 each for them. Fourteen of them were
made into an overcoat which Mr. Fairman
wears, and which has attracted much at-
tention. Efforts have been made recently
to purchase the remaining twenty-six hides
from Mr. Fairman, and as much as $100
each has been offered, but Colonel Fair-
man refuses to part with them. Prospect-
ive buyers have been numerous, but even
what appears to be flattering offers have
failed to move him.
Albert Chapman, aged 20 years, of
Punxsutawney, Jefferson county, died in
the Kittanning hospital Monday, from a
bullet wound in his left breast. He had
called upon Miss Mabel Claypool, of Kit
tanning, who says she had refused his of-
fer of marriage. Chapman left the Clay-
pool home, but returned shortly. When a
shot was heard outside the house, an in~
vestigation found the young man lying on
the ground with a revolver in his hand.
Before dying, Chapman said he had been
examining the revolver and it was aceci-
dentally discharged in his hand.
—Caught in a burglar trap in the store
of J. B. Dymond, at Waymart, Wayne
county, late Saturday night, Joseph Heal-
ey, aged 17 years, was fatally wounded.
Within the past three weeks, there have
been eleven burglaries in Waymart, the
Dymond store having been entered twice.
Planning to capture the mysterious plun-
derer, Mr. Dymond rigged up a shot gun
pointing toward the window through
which entrance was gained. It was §0 ar-
ranged that the raising of the window
would discharge the gun, and Saturday
night at 2 o'clock it was discharged. In-
vestigation revealed the unconscious form
of Healey a few feet from the building.
Ho had received the cenients of both bar-
rete of the gums