Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 29, 1920, Image 1

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—Vote for Cox and Roosevelt.
—Vote for Farrell for United
States Senator.
—If you are for a League of Na-
tions and peace vote for Cox and
—James D. Connelly is for the Vol-
stead act as it stands. The Hon.
“Dodger” Jones won’t say where he
stands. Vote for Connelly.
—A vote for Naginey for the Leg-
islature will be a vote for a man who
will be free to act on all public mat-
ters as his own good judgment
prompts him to do. °
—If you want a clean, straight-
forward man who will take orders
only from the people of Centre county
to represent you in the Legislature
vote for Frank E. Naginey.
—Women! Are you going to vote
for the man who didn’t want you to
have the right to vote at all. Or are
you going to vote for Major Farrell
for United States Senator. He was a
suffrage advocate.
—No matter who is elected the
“Watchman” will be around next F'ri-
day, as usual. We are hoping to show
off that fine big rooster and it looks
now as though he might have a chance
to crow as he did four and eight years
—Why so soon forget what the
boys who are sleeping on the other
side died for? They fought that the
world might have peace. Are you
going to vote for a League of Nations
through which the world may have
—It was in the nature of a shock
for our Republican friends to learn on
Monday, that the Harvard student
who won the Republican prize of $6,
000 in their “best party platform”
contest last July, has declared that he
can no longer follow Senator Harding,
and will consequently, vote for Cox
for President.
—Our Republican campaign man-
agers have written to the women vot-
ers urging them to get to the polls
and away by noon, if possible. Why
this request? We can think of no
other reason than that they possibly
intend doing some things toward
evening that they don’t want the
women to see.
—A lot of Republicans are going to
vote for Harding only because they
want the Democrats put out of office.
They don’t expect to get an office
themselves and
real reason for
crats out, but th
£3 us-send-James-D:-
Congress. Let us have some repre-
sentation in Washington. Let us have
an end of this business of electing
some one merely because he has a lot
of money. It takes more than a
“bar’l” to make a Congressman. That
has been demonstrated by the Hon.
“Dodger” Jones’ career as representa-
tive from the Twenty-first district. If
we can’t send Jim Connelly down
there let us persuade the Hon. Jones
to stay at home and let his secretary
hold down the job. He really does
—When President Wilson first pro-
claimed the League of Nations so that
the world might know what it meant
the Philadelphia Public Ledger said in
an editorial: “President Wilson has
stepped out in the front of the for-
ward thinkers of all ages. He has
made permanent peace possible—and
no finer enconium may be carved be-
neath the name of any man.” The
Ledger said that when its vision was
not circumscribed by partisanship. It
was seeing big things then. Now it
sees no farther than the horizon off a
front porch in Marion, Ohio.
—Most everybody in Centre county
knows Frank Naginey, so that there
is really no need of climbing his fam-
ily tree and presenting a diary of his
life here. Suffice it to say that he has
lived among us long enough to prove
that he is a worth-while, progressive
citizen, with convictions and force of
character enough to advocate them
under any and all circumstances.
That he would make a good represen-
tative at Harrisburg we think even his
enemies, if he has any, would secret-
ly admit. He has many qualifications
for the office and his election, next
Tuesday, would be a credit to the
—The Hon. “Dodger” Jones is what
we feel that we have a right to call
the present Congressman from this
District. He is running for re-elec-
tion cn the Republican ticket and by
some hocus pocus has gotten his name
on the Prohibition ballot, as well. On
Sunday the Republican Philadelphia
Ledger published the result of a ques-
tionnaire it has sent to all candidates
for Congress in Pennsylvania. The
questionnaire interrogated the candi-
dates as to whether they favor the
Volstead act as it stands or whether
they are for revising it. It was a
plain, fair question to ask these can-
didates. People favoring prohibition
want to know and those opposed to it
want to know where their Representa-
tives stand. Mr. Jones did not reply
to the Ledger's questionnaire. He
dodged it just like he dodged voting
on every one of the fourteen resolu-
tions favoring prohibition that were
before Congress while he was sitting
in it. With a record like this it seems
to us that the Hon. “Dodger” Jones
should have dodged the prohibition
nomination for Congress. It would
have had the virtue of consistency, at
; If the
VOL. 65.
Vote Against a Perfidious Agreement.
The reasons why Sylvester Vierick
and all other voters in this country
who sympathized with and aided Ger-
many during the world war are sup-
porting Senator Harding are en-
tirely plain. Their desire to help
while hostilities were in progress.
Then it was directed to the hope of
German victory over the allies and
the United States. Its present hope
is that Germany may escape the pen-
alties for its atrociousness. Senator
Harding has promised these German
sympathizers not only the defeat of
the League of Nations but a separate
peace with Germany in which indem-
nities would have no part. Such an
agreement between Germany and the
United States would release Germany
of all obligations to pay indemnities.
Senator Knox, of Pennsylvania, at
an early stage of the League of Na-
tions, objected to the Versailles treaty
on the ground that it was too severe
on Germany. Subsequently he intro-
duced a resolution in the Senate pro-
viding for a separate peace with Ger-
many less exacting and Senator Hard-
ing voted for its passage. Soon after
Harding’s nomination by the Chicago
Republican convention Knox visited
him and shortly thereafter the candi-
date publicly stated that he is oppos-
ed to the League of Nations and in fa-
vor of an international association on
the lines laid down by the Hague Tri-
bunal. The Hague Tribunal made no
provision for the enforcement of its
decrees and was consequently innocu-
Germany provoked the war for the
wicked purpose of conquest. The Kai-
ser and his military advisers had long
cherished an ambition to dominate the
world in policy as well as commerce.
It was an unjust ambition and pur-
sued in the most cruel and criminal
manner. It involved the whole world
in sacrifices of life and treasure. It
failed because of its unparalleled in-
iquity. The peace treaty justly ap-
praised the damages and the covenant
League of Nations provides the
4 _ enforcement.
‘sympa thizers
elected the sentence of civilization for
the punishment of the atrocious
crimes will be revoked and the crimi-
nals will go unpunished.
Are: the voters of Centre county
willing to ratify such an agreement?
Are they willing to compound this
most atrocious of all felonies of mod-
mothers and sisters of the sons of
Centre county whose bodies are buried
in the soils of France and Flanders
will protest against such an unholy
agreement with the criminals. The
peace terms are not cruel. They are
not even severe when compared with
the terms imposed on France by Ger-
many some fifty years ago. It may
safely be said that they are mild in
comparison to those which Germany
would have imposed on this country
and the allies if the war had resulted
as Vierick hoped it would. Vote for
Cox and condemn perfidy.
During the war Sylvester Vierick
worked constantly against the United
States in the interest of Germany. He
exhausted every resource available to
make the life of our soldiers hazard-
ous and miserable. His support of
Senator -Harding, for President, is a
form of resentment against the effi-
ciency of the present Democratic ad-
ministration in conducting the war
against Germany. But the people of
Centre county do not share in this re-
sentment. They are not disappoint-
ed or dissatisfied with the result of the
war. Therefore they should vote, not
with but against the Sylvester Vier-
icks dnd others who organized sabot-
tage and other destructive enterpris-
es, against the government during the
James D. Connelly for Congress.
James D. Connelly, the Democrat-
ic and Labor party candidate for Con-
gress in this district, was born in
Clearfield fifty years ago. He learn-
ed the printing trade and has been
identified with Clearfield newspapers
for the past thirty years. He was for
twenty years local editor and business
manager of the Clearfield Public Spir-
it, one of the county’s staunchest
Democratic newspapers, and for the
past four years has been news editor
of the Clearfield Progress. He has
been secretary of the Clearfield bor-
ough council since 1908, and chief of
the fire department for eleven years.
He has always been active in volun-
teer firemen’s circles and has served
as president and secretary of the
Central Penna, district association.
He has represented Clearfield coun-
ty on several occasions at Democrat-
ic State conventions and was secre-
tary of the last State convention in
1912. He was always staunchly Dem-
dent supporter of “dry” men and
measures. Affiliated with organized
labor, he knows the needs of the dis-
trict and should prove a ‘competent
Germany is as keen now as it was
serve system created by a Democr
ern time? We confidently believe the.
ocratic and since 1910 has been an ar-
False Profits and Foul Predictions.
| Former President Taft indulged
| himself, the other day, in a prediction
that Senator Harding will have an
| gleefully added “it’s all over but the
| voting.” At about the same distance
in time from the election eight years
‘ago Mr. Taft indulged in a similar
prediction. He assured an anxious
. world that he would have a large ma-
jority alike of the popular vote and in
the electoral college, and as a matter
candidates in the popular vote and
carried two small States netting a to-
tal of eight votes in the electoral col-
lege, out of about 550.
Senator Penrose indulged himself
freely in political prophesies in 1912,
would carry Pennsylvania by not less
than half a million majority. When
three candidates and his party the
most completely demoralized organi-
zation in the country. It got third
place on the ballot in subsequent elec-
tions for a period of four years and
only recovered because of an ineffi-
cient Democratic organization in the
State. He is now predicting an im-
mense majority for Harding who will
probably “pull through” by a reduced
We are not greatly alarmed by the
predictions of a fat man and a sick
man, neither of whom ever gets in
touch with popular sentiment and
give little consideration at any time
to any subject other than the spoils
of office. Taft wants a job and Pen-
rose would like to own a President.
Both of them have a disappointment
coming as a result of the vote next
Tuesday, but as each probably got a
slice out of the slush fund raised by
bleeding the predatory corporations
who hope to use a President they will
survive. Meantime the fat man and
the sick man may indulge themselves
in predictions to their heart’s content.
+ Nobody cares.
ic administration openly, but a good
many Wall Street bankers have con-
tributed liberally, though secretly, to
a slush fund to be employed in de-
stroying that beneficent system.
As to the Constitutional Amendments.
For some time this paper has been
advertising proposed amendments to
the constitution of Pennsylvania. It
will be noted that there are six of
them and the fact that only two ap-
pear on the ballot to be voted next
week has led to some confusion of
mind as to just why six are advertis-
ed and only two are to be voted for.
The fact is that only two of them
have been passed long enough to
make their ratification or rejection at
the coming election legal. They are
the two .appearing on the ballot. The
others will be voted on at the next
general election. 3
As to the merits of the two that ap-
pear on the present ballot the first
amends the banking laws of the Com-
monwealth so as to give the Legisla-
ture broader powers in the matter of
the incorporation of banks and trust
companies. On it we shall vote “yes.”
The second, relates purely to the
city of Philadelphia and proposes
special legislation whereby that city
may increase its public indebtedness
to the amount of ten per centum of
the assessed valuation of the property
within its corporate limits. While
Philadelphia is a city of the first class
and thereby peculiarly related to the
Commonwealth as a whole we are of
the opinion that voters of other dis-
tricts have such an indirect relation
to the question that they might prop-
erly refrain from voting on the
amendment at all; leaving it as a ref-
erendum for the voters of the city
most directly affected by it. We shall
not vote on amendment 2.
— Of course it is pleasant to hear
of distinguished Republicans who
have quit their party and are going to
vote for Cox. But they are a trifling
number compared with the hosts of
less distinguished Republicans who
have adopted the same course without
getting into print.
——1It may only be a coincidence
but it is nevertheless a fact that Pres-
ident Wilson’s armistice proposition
contained fourteen points and Hard-
ing has changed his attitude on the
League of Nations exactly fourteen
times since the campaign opened.
——Senator Johnson may not be-
lieve in Harding but he knows the bit-
ter-enders will have him in their pow-
er if he is elected President and that
is enough for him.
——The late Colonel Roosevelt's
sister, Mrs. Robinson, has acquired no-
toriety as a campaign speaker but of
a sort that most women avoid.
of fact he ran a bad third of three
also, and “told the world” that Taft
at’ |
Why Ratification Failed.
No fair minded man or woman will Democratic Candidate Gives “Une-
deny that the failure to ratify the |
treaty has postponed the read-
| overwhelming majority Tuesday and justment of business and social life!
throughout the world to meet peace
i conditions after the war. It is equal-
ly obvious that the postponement of
this essential operation has gravely
' impaired industrial and commercial
! prosperity. Before the armistice was
, declared everybody in this country
, was anxious for peace and Republican
and Democratic leaders were alike in
: favor of a League of Nations dedicat-
ed to the purpose of preventing fu-
ture wars. It was the supreme hope
i of civilization, the culminating desire
i of humanity. But the failure of the
| President to assign Senator Lodge to
the task of fabricating it defeated
i this great purpose.
The armistice was based upon Pres-
-to that end he favored such provisions
of the United States was in sympathy
with him, that he could achieve the re-
sult better than any other. His asso-
ciates in the peace conference repre-
senting the other belligerents were
obsessed with a spirit of resentment
against Germany and inclined to de-
mand reprisals for the cruel sufferings
they had endured. The people of this
country had no such feeling and Pres-
ident Wilson went to Paris to prevent
confiscation in the way of indemnities.
That this just purpose was achiev-
enant of the League of Nations can-
not be disputed. It was a difficult
task for the reason that England and
France were not only resentful but
somewhat fearful of the future. Their
representatives in the conference
wanted to so cripple Germany as to
{ fair and moderate that even Germa-
ny had no real cause of complaint and
i promptly signed. England, France
' and Italy, with equal promptness, ac-
' cepted the conditions and ratified the
| treaty. But Senator Lodge's wrath
was not so easily placated. His van-
ity had been offended and he organ-
ized a partisan opposition to the work
of the conference even before it had
been completed.
For that reason the United States,
principal in making the League of
Nations, is not a member of it though
it has been functioning for eight
months and has already been instru-
mental in preventing one war and set-
tling another. For that reason the
necessary readjustment of business to
a peace basis has not been accomplish-
ed though hostilities ended more than
two years ago. Lodge and his fellow
conspirators imagined that the delay
would destroy the influence of Presi-
dent Wilson both at home and abroad,
and the sacrifice of the industrial life
of the country was the high price they
are willing to pay for such a consum-
mation. It is dastardly and treasona-
ble but they care nothing for that.
They hate Wilson and the people
ought to resent their hatred by elect-
ing Cox.
Frank E. Naginey for Assembly.
Frank E. Naginey, Democratic can-
didate for Assemblyman in Centre
county, was born at Naginey, near
Milroy, fifty-five years ago. That he
took advantage of his boyhood days at
school is shown in the fact that he
taught school before he was seventeen
years of age. He came to Bellefonte
in 1887 and started in the furniture
and undertaking business with W. R.
Camp, under the firm name of Camp
& Naginey. About a year later he
bought out Mr. Camp’s interest and
ever since has conducted the business
himself. He is also interested in the
Titan Metal company and has at all
times shown a most progressive spir-
it in every move for the business or
industrial welfare of Bellefonte and
surrounding community. :
His political affiliations have always
been with the Democratic party, and
he has not been content with being
merely a hanger-on, but has always
been a worker. He has been affiliated
with labor to that extent that he
knows what is due the laboring man,
and his knowledge of farming condi-
tions throughout Centre county quali-
fies him to look after their interests.
Locally he is an ardent supporter of
the Bellefonte hospital and all educa-
tional institutions, so that all such in-
stitutions would have his especial at-
tention, should he be elected to the
Legislature. In voting for Mr. Nagi-
ney you will be doing your bit to pro-
tect all home interests and institu-
er ———————ee——————
—Vote for Naginey for Assembly-
the returns were all computed: it was | ident Wilson’s proposal containing |
found that his favorite was third of | fourteen points. It was the high pur- |
pose of the President to organize a |
peace that would endure forever and !
ed in the peace treaty and by the cov-.
quivocal Yes” to Twelve Questions
by “Country Gentleman.”
The Country Gentleman, a national
farm weekly, has put a series of ques-
tions to the Democratic and Republi-
can Presidential candidates for ans-
wer. The questions were published in
The Country Gentleman of August 14
and September 25. In its issue of Oc-
tober 30 it will publish the questions
and answers as follows:
“Will you commit yourself and your
party to the perpetuation of the Fed-
‘eral Farm Loan Banks and the furth-
er expansion of their facilities to meet
. the nzeds of financing farm business?
| We want to know this now.”
i COX.—“Unequivocally yes.”
| HARDING.—No answer.
| “Will you commit yourself and your
| party to the unequivocal support of
| the farmer in his co-operative efforts
: to obtain cost of production plus a de-
cent living profit for his products?”
OX.—“Unequivocally yes.”
HARDING.—No answer.
i “Will you commit yourself and your
| party adequately to assist the farmer
as would be just and such penalties as |, in estimating cost of production, tak-
might be met without actual destruc- i ing into pi Pe Biel ek Ho a
tion of either of the parties in inter- | factor involved and not depending up-
est. For that reason he felt, and we , on vague and misleading averages?”
believe a vast majority of the people | CO
X.—“Unequivocally yes.”
HARDING.—No answer.
“Will you commit yourself and your
party to a program calling for the ef-
fective and disinterested control over
all great interstate commercial organ-
izations engaged for profit in the
i manufacturing transportation and dis-
tribution of food products and farm
supplies ?”’
COX.—“Unequivocally yes.”
HARDING.—No answer.
“Will you commit yourself and your
party to a program compelling the
| railroads to supply adequate rolling
i stock and terminal facilities to trans-
port promptly and properly all farm
' products to market?”
COX.—“Unequivocally yes.”
HARDING.—No answer.
“Will you pledge yourself and your
party to undertake the construction of
a national system of highways so
planned as to. facilitate in the highest
degree the movement of food products
from the farms to the centers of dis-
tribution and consumption?” )
% —~—“Unequivocally yes.” “Fie
HARDING.—No answer.
“Will you commit yourself and your
party to a program for the simplifies
tion and improvement of marketing
methods so as to minimize so far as
is possible speculation in food prod-
ucts between farmer and consumer?”
COX.—“Unequivocally yes.”
HARDING.—No answer.
“Will you commit yourself and your
party to a program calling for a full
exposition of all that happens in the
dark between farmer and consumer,
so that the consumer may thoroughly
appreciate how small is the farmer’s
margin of gain on the products he
sells ?” :
COX.—“Unequivocally yes.”
HARDING.—No answer.
“Will you commit yourself and your
party to a program that will demand
for the farmer his just share in the
apportionment of transportation fa-
cilities for the movement of his crops
after harvest?”
COX.—“Unequivocally yes.”
HARDING.—No answer.
“Will you commit yourself and your
party to a program that will give ag-
riculture an equal voice with all other
industries in the determination of
transportation rates?” :
COX.—“Unequivocally yes.”
HARDING.—No answer.
. “Will you commit yourself and your
party to the appointment of a new
country-life commission that will stu-
dy and report upon the grave social
problems now involved in maintaining:
a now and modern: standard of agri-
culture that will : provide adequate
home-grown food for the American
people?” 3 :
COX.—“Unequivocally yes.”
HARDING.—No answer. =
““Will you commit yourself and your
party to the support of a vitalized
United States Department of Agricul-
ture presided over by a secretary who,
through training and experience, will
have a sympathetic understanding of
every phase of the industry of farm-
ing?” Sonal
COX.—“Unequivocally yes.”
HARDING.—No answer. ;
Governor Cox’s letter in which he
gave his answer was in full as fol-
lows: :
Columbus, Ohio, October 5, 1920.
To the Editor The Country ntle-
man, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
My attention has just been called to
printing in your issue of September
twenty-fifth from The Country Gen-
tleman of August fourteenth. At the
time these questions were originally
printed I found myself in absolute fa-
vor of them. I have been giving con-
siderable thought since to the impor-
tance of working out the ideas sug-
gested and have been further influ-
enced as a result of my trip through
the great Western country where so
much ought to be done in the way of
agricultural aid. Based upon my ex-
perience in Ohio we have endeavored
to work out such results as could be
accomplished in a single State. With
recognition by personal contact of the
needs throughout the country, Iam
glad to assert to you in response to
every question presented that my ans-
wer is an unequivocal yes. I regret
that physical and time limitations pre-
vent an elaborate and favorable dis-
cussion of the issues presented.
a list of ‘questions which you are re- |
—Knights of Columbus of DuBois are
arranging for the opening on November
22 of the annex to their home, built at a
cost of $50,000. The completed building
cost $70,000.
—The famous tower at Mount Pisgah,
for years a landmark in northeastern
Pennsylvania, has been dismantled. It
marked one of the highest points in the
State and had been visited annually by
thousands, until a few years back, when it
became unsafe for use.
—Shot through the breast by her hus-
band, it is said, after a fight, Mrs. Paul
High, the pretty blond, 15 year old wife of
a Union county farmer, is in the George F.
Geisinger Memorial hospital, Danville, in &
critical condition. Her husband gave him-
self up to Sheriff Renner, and is now im
the county jail. He declines discussion.
—While a party of men were picking ap-
ples from a large tree at Yoe, York coun
ty, Clair Kohler encountered a large black«
snake at the top of the tree. He made a
leap from the tree to the ground, a dis-
tance of fourteen feet, and sustained a
sprained ankle. The snake was later kill-
ed. It measured 5 feet, 4 inches in length.
~ —Harry McInroy, of Middlebury, who is
teaching school at Westfield, won the dia-
mond medal in the oratorical contest held
at DuBois Tuesday, under the auspices of
the state W. C. T. U. MeclInroy, who is 22
years old, has won the silver, gold, grand
gold and diamond medal in succession. He
is in line tor the grand diamond contest,
after which the prize is a scholarship im
any college of the country.
—Ten thousand dollars in currency of
various denominations was found hidden
in various places about the home of the
late Mrs, Susan Harley, of Mifflintown, on
Friday. Mrs. Harley died recently and
relatives decided to give the house a good
cleaning following the funeral. Three
thousand dollars were sewed in a black
skirt, almost $4000 was hidden beneath a
hat and $500 was hidden in the kitchen.
—Friends of Carl Strait, of Dauphin
county, claim he wins the championship
this ‘season far squirrel shooting. Strait
sighted a grey squirrel eating a hickory
nut on a tree on one of the mountains near
Harrisburg. He discharged his shotgum,
but most of the charge went wild. A stray
bullet struck the nut in the squirrel’s
mouth, forced the nut down its throat and
choked it to death. There was not a shot
wound on the squirrel’s body, but the nut
was found firmly lodged in its throat.
—Mrs. Clarence Rinn, aged 35, of Sax-
ton, Bedford county, while in a delirious
condition, jumped from a third story win-
dow at the Nason sanitorium, Roaring
Springs, Saturday morning at 5:25 o'clock,
and falling a distance of 40 feet to the
ground was instantly killed, the body be-
ing badly crushed. Mrs. Rinn was a suf-
ferer with Bright's disease, and had been
in a delirious condition for several days.
She left her bed unnoticed by the nurses
and crawled through the window in her
bed room.
—The report of State College chemists on
samples of rock taken from the farm of
Aaron Bone, at Lima Ridge, a little vil-
lage six miles from Bloomsburg, that high
percentages of zinc and lead are found in
the rock, has caused a stir in that section.
Well-drillers on the farm first struck the
lore ata depth of tinety feet. Sand and
gravel was, encountered the first fifty feet
and limestone rock beneath that. The
‘drilling has now progressed to more than
300 feet and the drill is not yet through
the deposit supposed to be lead and zine.
—The Pennsylvania Wire Glass compa-
ny with offices in Philadelphia and a plant
at Dunbar, Pa., have purchased 30 acres of
ground from the Lewistown Housing and
Development company on which they will
erect a large plant for the manufacture of
wire glass. The site is located at the cast-
ern end of the town near the plant of the
Suskanna silk mill in plain sight of the
main‘ line of the Pennsylvania railroad.
Their entire buildings will be constructed
from their own product, corrugated wire
glass: Work will begin on the new plant
at once. :
—Joe Keyes, 72 years old, who in 1876
is alleged to have killed his common aw
wife and fled to the mountains and who
was captured only four months ago, com-
mitted suicide early on Sunday by jump-
ing out of a second story window at the
county home in Chambersburg. After elud-
ing the authorities for forty-four years,
Keyes returned to his old home last July
and was'arrested. At this month's term of
criminal court the grand jury failed to in-
dict him because the original indictment
had been lost and the witnesses to the
slaying were dead. Keyes, broken in
health, was then placed in the county
home; "
__John and Albert Boosle, of Black Log
valley, Mifflin county, are now converts to
the theory that “it never rains but it
pours.” The two boys took a holiday from
their ‘work as section laborers on the Penn-
sylvania railroad, and going to their home
in the mountains, shot six wild turkeys.
The game ‘wardens caught and fined them
$25 each, hut later discovered that the
birdé¢ had been cooked at the home of
another brother, Emanuel, who was also
fined $25, and two days later it was learn-
ed that they were hunting without the pre-
scribed license and an additional $10 each
and costs were added to the bill of John
and Albert.
—_When Leo Wright, his fireman, failed
to respond to a signal one day last week
Louis Wheeler, a freight engineman on the
New York Central railroad, stepped to the
other side of his engine cab and found
. Wright hanging out the window. He was
unconscious and cuts on his head were
bleeding profusely. As the train was then
approaching Larrys Creek, all the cars
were placed on a siding there and the ca-
‘boose, into which Wright had been carried,
was attached to the locomotive, which
raced to Williamsport, where the injured
man was placed in a hospital. He was
struck by a freight train passing his en-
gine, when he looked out the cab window
to watch for track signals. >
Earl Hewitt, of the Dilltown Smokeless
Coal company, Cambria county, gave $500
toward a fund of $50,000 being raised for
the purpose of building a new track house
at State College. Hewitt was a student at
State College and one of its most famous
athletes. He was a poor boy when he at-
tended school there and found troubles of
his own in making ends meet. He - has
been exceptionally successful in business,
since engaging in the same, and he has not
forgotten what the school has done for
him. Earl was a boy in the Bennett's
Branch valley of Clearfield county, and is
well remembered in DuBois and Falls
Creek, where he was considered among the
top notchers in both football and baseball
twenty years ago.