Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 22, 1921, Image 1

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'—The world is full of men who
would steal the baby’s milk tickets to
get the price of a seat at the coming
Dempsey-Carpentier fight.
—DMuch of the oats is in the ground
in Centre county but it was an unusu-
al sight to see farmers sowing on
Monday while the snow-flakes were
—Anyway the mountains and hills
that surround us are protection from
such storms as brought death and de-
struction to the south-west last Sat-
urday and Sunday.
—The expected happened. The As-
bury equal rights bill has been killed
in the Senate and those Philadelphia
colored voters who believe that it was
designed to meet any other fate cer-
tainly need guardians more than they
need equal rights.
—1It is reported that the courts o
New York have enough liquor cases
on their calendars to keep them busy
for two years. In times like these it
is pleasant to learn that some business
is going to capacity with enough work
on the books to insure it against an
early shut down.
—The Harding administration an-
nounces that it is having considera-
ble difficulty in inducing competent
men to accept government positions,
which sounds very like the beginning
of a movement to increase the sala-
ries attached to the berths that are to
be offered as rewards to the faithful.
—Fifty men were put to work on
the Pleasant Gap highway on Tues- :
day at three dollars a day and more
men applied for jobs than there were
places for. Last year construction on
this same road was seriously delayed
because not enough men could be se-
cured when they were paying five dol-
lars a day.
—Uniontown fishermen who steal
like thieves in the night into the pri-
vate preserves of Bellefonte’s pet
trout are doubtless thinking that
Bellefonte justice can dig mighty deep
into the pockets of those who defy the
laws of this Commonwealth. Three
hundred and eighty-five dollars was '
‘some price to pay for one fish.
—Inasmuch as ye have done it
unto the least of these ye have done it
also unto Me. For twenty years Mrs.
William Fredericks made a home for
Bill Doak, the deaf and blind man who
was such a familiar sight on Belle-
fonte streets, and what a care he
must have been. While all others re-
garded him with only casual pity, her
concern was continuous. Who can say
what a store of treasure this humble
woman has laid up for herself in
‘Heaven. \
—It has been brought out in the
railroad’ investigations that women
who are employed to wash car win-
dows are being paid as high as $120 a
month. Some time ago we thought |
we would like to be one of those con-
ductors who get $8.10 for two hours
and eleven minutes run between New
York and Philadelphia, but possibly
being a little light for the heavy work
of punching fares we are inclined to
think that running a country newspa-
per column doesn’t get the mazuma
like washing car windows.
—Have you stopped to think how
gradually yet surely death is remov-
ing the “town characters” from the
streets of Bellefonte. Twenty years
ago a dozen or more men there were
in our midst who were known inti-
mately by every man, woman and
child. Their notoriety had been gain-
ed by natural characteristics; some
very laudable, others not so much so,
but they were known as “town char-
acters.” Of the list of local notables
we have in mind not one is left. There
are two of a later generation still to
be met, but their individuality has
never been stamped on this communi-
ty as was that of the older types who
have passed.
—A skirt that scarcely tipped the |
knees and surely did expose a pair of
blue ribbon calves that were encased
in full-fashioned gray silk stockings
and led on down to a pair of gray
suede pumps with straps—and just
here we note that we have started at
the top and gone to the bottom when
the usual eye sweep in such views is
exactly the reverse—nearly caused a,
bad accident in front of this office
Wednesday morning. A gentleman
who believes with the “Watchman”
that some women are losing all sense
of modesty was crossing the street at |
the time and when he accidentally
lamped those generous gray pedestals
he was shocked to the spot and before '
he recovered a big motor truck came
within an ace of ending his worries
over mortal monstrosities.
—The stabbing affray in Bellefonte
Tuesday would have been a mere inci-
dent in the larger cities where the for-
eign element is so great that it can-
not be assimilated but in communities |
like ours it is regarded as a very ser-
ious matter. And should be treated
as it deserves. Bellefonte is most
friendly and helpful to those of other
nationalities who have come to live
among us and will continue to be so
as long as they show a disposition to
improve the opportunity to adapt
themselves to our peaceful manner of
living and our respects for the rights
of others. There is no room here for
men who carry knives, however. If
they can’t stand up and fight with
their fists, if they must fight, let us
get rid of them. Montzell and all oth-
ers whose passions are so uncontrol-
lable that murderous weapons are nec-
essary to give them vent should be de-
ported or sent into confinement where
lives of others are: not in continual
VOL. 66.
NO. 16.
Decision of the Labor Board.
The decision of the National Rail-
road Labor Board abrogating the na-
ing corporations and their employees
can hardly be said to be a victory for
either party to the controversy. Some
of the labor leaders cordially approve
it and some of the railroad managers
are equally well pleased. Mr. Samuel
Gompers sounded a note of dissatis-
faction but it came to him on the eve
; of his wedding and men on their way
| to the marriage altar are not depend-
i able in giving judgment on ordinary
business questions. The executive
council of the shop trade on the other
hand, says the decision, “is a vindica-
| tion of the fundamental principles for
i which we have contended consistently
and persistently.”
In any event it promises to lead the
way to an adjustment of differences
which threatened the most serious
, consequences to the industrial life of
‘the country. .In handing down the de-
cision conditions were prescribed
which seem to justify the estimate of
the executive council referred to. It
provides for the eight hour day, pre-
serves the seignority policy of the
men, protects them in their right to
"organize for lawful purposes and
guarantees such working conditions
"as will make for the health and com-
| fort and safety of the employees. The
right to make collective agreements
iis also provided for, though the cor-
poration by which they are employed
is made the unit instead of the nation
wide rule.
It was hardly fair to make working
conditions the same in Alabama as in
Pennsylvania, or require precisely the
. same conditions in Maine and Iowa.
. There is a vast difference in these
widely separated sections of the coun-
try, climatic and otherwise, and what
might be desirable in one section
could be detestable in the other.
Therefore, the railroad employees are
not likely to object strenuously to this
provision of the plan, while the rail-
road managers are demanding it as a
matter of justice. So the. promise is
that a threatened menace to the indus-
, trial life of the country has been
averted, and. if that be true an inesti-
mable benefit has been bestowed upon
: the public by the Labor Board.
eee pees.
We own to a small measure of
disappointment at the delay of plac-
ing former President Taft on the pay
i roll. He is certainly as deserving as
| some of those who have been more
- promptly favored.
| Placing the Responsibility.
| To most minds the action of the Re-
publican leaders in the Legislature sti-
fling the resolution to investigate the
profligacy in the administration of the
State government will’ seem inexpli-
cable. A prominent member of their
, own party, one who was recently hon-
ored by election to an important of-
fice, has publicly stated that the treas-
‘ury is being and has been systematic-
ally looted by public officials charged
with the administration. The present
. Auditor General, who, at the last elec-
tion was chosen to fill an equally im-
portant office, publicly stated in a
speech before a group of Legislators
that he appointed inefficient men to
office for political reasons and hired
efficient help to do the work.
The appointing of inefficient men
for political reasons is a matter for
Auditor General Snyder to settle with
; his own conscience. The law places in
his hands the power of choosing his
| subordinates and holds him responsi-
ble for the faithful and efficient dis-
charge of their duties. But in ap-
pointing other men to perform the
‘work which his inefficient subordinates
were incapable of or unwilling to per-
form, he violated the laws of the State
"and should be punished as other vio-
lators of the law are punished. He
takes the people’s money without war-
rant of law to meet these illegal
charges against the State.
The Senators and Representatives
in the General Assembly are under
sworn obligation to protect the finan-
cial as well as the other interests of
the State. When Auditor General
Snyder publicly confessed that he had
been looting the treasury in the way
indicated, it was the duty of the Leg-
islature to first ascertain the facts
and then prosecute the perpetrator of
the crime. But when a member intro-
duced a resolution looking to this re-
sult, leading Republican members of
the body stifled it. It is said this was
done with the assent and in the inter-
est of the administration. It could
hardly have been accomplished with-
out such inspiration. But if it was it
makes the administration responsible
for the crime. | :
——There is some. comfort in the
thought that Colonel George Harvey
will be a considerable distance from
New York during the time he occupies
the Embassy in London.
—— Nobody has : yet noticed any
jaterial departure from the Wilson
policies at the White House.
Political Fiction in Pennsylvania. |
The political reporters for the Phil- |
adelphia newspapers weave some cur-
“It Pays to Advertise.” |
That it pays to advertise has been
amply proved and frequently. But it!
The Senatorial Oligarchy.
From the Philadelphia Record.
When nine Senators and an ex-Sen-
tional agreements between the carry- .
ious tales for the amusement or
‘confusion of the public. On Sunday
last one of these writers invented a
most perplexing story involving sev-
eral of the leaders of the Republican
organization in quarrels and intrigues
of various kinds. Among them is a
statement, qualified of course, of a
quarrel between Senator Penrose and
Mr. Joseph R. Grundy, president of
the Pennsylvania Manufacturer’s as-
sociation. The absence of Mr. Grun-
dy from Harrisburg during last week
and his failure to make his usual trip
to Washington during the same per-
iod is the basis for this speculative
venture in political fiction.
Another equally preposterous nara-
tive of political warfare impending is
to the effect that Senator Knox, Sec-
retary of the Treasury Mellon, and
young Mr. Oliver, publisher of several
Pittsburgh newspapers, are organiz-
ing a force to attack Senator Penrose
in the western part of the State. This
combination is said to include State
Senator Max Leslie, who would “mix
up” with the Oliver forces about as
freely and completely as oil would
mix with water. Leslie represents
the Sproul-Crow crowd in the western
metropolis of the State and Oliver is
the head, front and bowels of the op-
position. Mr. Mellon is a new ele-
ment in active politics but for many
years has been a silent partner of
It is true that Senator Knox is tak-
ing more interest in the distribution
of the spoils of office, since the inau-
guration of President Harding than
formerly, but not for the reason that
he desires to promote the political in-
terests of Governor Sproul and Sena-
tor Crow. On the contrary he is cod-
dling his own laudable ambition to get
a new lease on the Senatorial seat he
now occupies. His term will expire in
1923 and his openly expressed sym-
pathy for Germany during.the world
war put such a crimp in his populari-
ty that restoration to favor will tax
all his ingenuity. Senator Penrose
understands the situation quite well
‘and the activities’ of his ‘colleague
have his cordial support.
——1It doesn’t require a great deal
of perspicacity to discover that Au-,
ditor General-elect Lewis is getting
himself disliked about machine head-
Policy that Leads to Ruin.
During March, 1920, our total ex-
ports amounted to $820,000,000 in
round figures. In March, 1921, the to-
tal was $384,000,000, a decrease of
$436,000,000. For the same month of
1920 our imports aggregated $524,-
000,000 and in 1921 $252,000,000, a
decrease of $302,000,000. In other
words America’s foreign trade de-
creased $738,000,000 in one month, ac-
cording to a statement issued by the
Department of Commerce, in Wash-
ington on Monday. For the nine
months ending with March, 1921, our
exports amounted to $5,509,000,000
and imports to $3,009,000,000. In the
same period last year exports were
valued at $6,050,000,000 and imports
to $3,759,000,000, making a difference
of $2,832,000,000 in foreign commerce.
These totals are exclusive of opera-
tions in gold which amounted in the
nine months of this year to $131,000,-
000 exported and $481,000,000 import-
ed and $409,000,000 exported against
$60,000,000 imported duing the cor-
responding period last year. Accord-
ing to the official statement referred
to and quoted, the exports for March
were $105,000,000 less than in Febru-
ary and considerably below any month
“since the beginning of the world war.
On the other hand our imports for
March were the largest since Decem-
ber and $48,000,000 more than in Feb-
ruary. That is unimportant, how-
ever, for there are profits to dealers
alike in import and export operations
and the object of business is to gain.
The decrease in foeign commerce
clearly forecasts the consequences of
the tariff legislation which the Repub-
lican Congress with the help of the
President is preparing to pass. As
President McKinley, himself an apos-
tle of protective tariff, said in his last
speech delivered at Buffalo, we can-
not expect to sell unless we buy and
in contriving to shut out our market
for buying we are certain to close our
market for selling. Our domestic sup-
ply, as the records of foreign com-
merce abundantly show, are far in ex-
, cess of our domestic consumption and
| the natural result will be first a sur-
feit and afterward a closing of fac-
tories. This is the industrial future
to which Republicans are leading us.
—If Secretary of State Hughes
achieves nothing else he has won an
| eternal crown of glory by creating an
“economic vacuum.”
——Speaking of fidelity, how could
Joe Grundy join with Senator Vare in
' a movement to make Senator Crow a
' real party bos?
was never more clearly demonstrated
than it is being now in Harrisburg.
Early in the present session of the
Legislature each of the various depart-
ments submitted estimates of the
money they would need for the ensu-
ing two years. And they were gen-
erous estimates at that. In view of
the extraordinarily large deficiency
bills which had been introduced to '
cover deficiencies for the two years
covered by appropriations by the last
Legislature, they were audaciously
large. But they were persisted in and '
pressed until the newspapers took up
the matter of profligacy. That caus-
ed a pause.
A short time ago the newly elected
Auditor General, though without an
official voice in the matter as yet, pub- |
licly announced that the estimates for
his department were largely in excess '
of the requirements of the service.
He said that upward of one hundred
thousand dollars might safely be cut
off the estimate of his predecessor in
office and asked that the appropria-
tion be cut down to that extent. This
circumstance was widely published by
the newspapers of the State with the
result that all the other departments
are now coming forward with more
modest demands and the Board of
Public Grounds and Buildings has
asked for a cut of fully half a million
These signs of returning sanity and
reasonable economy are most gratify-
ing. It is to be regretted, however,
that it hasn’t taken hold in the Legis-
lative halls so that a halt might be
called on the salary increases. But
we are unable to see any signs of im-
provement in that direction. During
the present week several salary in-
crease bills have been passed and as
fast as they get through the Legisla-
ture they are approved by the Gover-
nor. Maybe some of the revenue bills
will fail of passage, however, and in
that event the Governor will be oblig-
ed to do with his veto what the House
and Senate ought to have done. But
if the “boys get the money” it will be
. spent.
——The “Watchman” this week is
starting a “Buy at Home” campaign
which has the endorsement of forty-
three merchants of the town: If the
campaign should result in even one-
half the money that is now being sent
out of town being spent at home it
would mean a big thing for the mer-
chants of Bellefonte. Just the other
morning while the writer was in the
postoffice one man got a money order
to send to a well known mail order
house for an amount that would have
meant a very nice profit to any home
merchant. And every day orders go
from Bellefonte to out of town mer-
chants for goods that ought to be pur-
chased in Bellefonte. And one big
reason for this is the persistent ad-
vertising campaign of the mail order
houses. They flood the mails with
their advertising matter not alone by
catalogues but in the newspapers and
magazines, and this is the one definite
reason why they get the trade. If
more of the Bellefonte merchants used
their home papers to convey to the
public what they have to sell there is
no question but that it would largely
increase their sales during the year
and do more than any other one thing
to help along the “Buy at Home” cam-
—~Secretary Hughes made quite a
hit with his “economic vacuum” in
Russia. It only goes to show, how-
ever, how prone the American public
is to forget and how superficially it
reads. There was nothing in the Sec-
retary’s note on Russian relations that
had not already been given publicity
by the Wilson administration but that
“economic vacuum” was something
new and Hughes is being acclaimed
as a wonderfully wise man all because
he threw that “economic vacuum” dust
to conceal a suggestive vacuum.
——Late news from Washington in-
dicate a change of mind on the part of
the big man with respect to the Gov-
ernor’s plans for making the adminis-
tration one of “magnificent achieve-
ment.” The air from the Potomac
seems to be blowing cold.
—Speaking of ourselves, alone,
there are justas good fish in the
streams as were taken out last Friday.
And being wholly honest they are
darned poor streams if there are not
better ones in them.
——The current agitation of econ-
omy in Harrisburg may work a cur-
tailment of appropriations to some of
the departments but it doesn’t disturb
Gif. Pinchot. He
——There ‘are indications that the
word “Americanization” is being over-
worked. It is making the public
will get all he
very painful.
ator and George Harvey picked out
{ Mr. Harding for the Presidential can-
'didate the oligarchy, whose encroach-
ments on the Presidency Governor Me-
Call, of Massachusetts, ‘has pointed
, out, thought it had completed its ad-
; venture. It imagined that it had cap-
, tured the Presidency and confined it
,In one of the Senate cloak rooms, and
installed the Senate committee on
Foreign Relations in the Department
of State.
The encroachments have been going
on for a good while, as Governor Mec-
Call has explained to us. They have
gone on when both Senate and Presi-
dent were Republican. The favoite
time was when there was a Democrat-
ic President, but Mr. Cleveland and
Mr. Wilson vigorously defended the
prerogatives of their office. Mr. Taft
had his experience. Two arbritration
treaties which he negotiated and
. which would have been a long step to-
ward permanent peace, had “the heart
cut out of them” by the . Republican
i Senators, who did not wish peace any
i more than the Imperial German gov-
ernment wanted peace. Mr. aft
could not prevent the action of the
Senate, but he could refuse to submit
to it; he discarded the mutilated trea-
ties, and then denounced Mr. Wilson
| for not allowing the Republican Sena-
tors to shape the peace treaty for him.
But a month after his election Mr.
Harding made a significant speech in
the Senate. He expressed a determina-
tion to respect the prerogatives of the
Senate, but he declared unequivocally
that he should defend the prerogatives
of the office he was about to assume.:
Apparently the Republican Senators
attached little importance to this. But
they are waking up now to their mis-
i —The State Highway Department main-
tains 250 miles of road in Lancaster coun-
ty and employs 250 men in keeping it in
order. Their wages run about 35 cents
per hour.
! —Extraction of a tooth three weeks
ater she was married caused the death of
Mrs. Anthony Knarr, 15 years old, of Sha-
! mokin. Meningitis developed after the
tooth was drawn, and death resulted.
—“Sick” people who require the booze
i treatment may suffer a relapse when they
i read the amended Chaplin house bill : at
Harrisburg, fixing the voltage and price
of whiskey sold for medicinal purposes.
Amendments made leave in the proviso
j that whiskey sold for medicinal purposes
must be 100 proof, but cut out the clause
| fixing the maximum price at $2.50 a pint.
| The bill is out of committee.
—Potter county people who have suffer-
ed from depredating bears and have asked
legislative relief are going to have aid of
the Game Commission. It is said no limit
will be placed on | Potter county bruins
this year and that pens and traps will be
permitted the coming season. The com-
mission will also pay a reward of $25 for
each bear captured alive, and properly
crated, between July 1 and January 1.
—Decision to hold the state convention
of the Woman's Christian Temperance Un-
ion in Sunbury on February 14 to 18 of
next year was made at a meeting of the
executive committee of the state organiza-
tion held in Sunbury last Friday. Mrs.
Ella M. George, of Beaver Falls, state pres-
ident, presided. It was also decided to
keep up a lobby at Harrisburg in the in-
terest of the repeal of the Brooks high li-
cense law.
—Much improvement has been noted in
the mental and physical condition of
George C. Tompkins, of Philadelphia, con-
victed slayer of the Edmund I. Humph-
ries family, also of Philadelphia, and un-
der sentence of death in the Blair county
jail. He has been engaged in fancy bead
work, the material for which was sent him
by a brother in New York. Tompkins has
recently been spending most of his time in
daylight making necklaces and other arti-
cles of personal adornment.
—Notwithstanding the fact that witness-
es testified that two children of Charles
R. Holland, of Uniontown, wore the same
dresses to school for three months, proba-
bly having been washed at night, Mr. Hol-
land testifying in his own behalf in a ha-
beas corpus proceeding to get possession
of the two little girls, told the court that
during their ten years of married life he
had bought his wife 500 dresses. He could
not remember whether he had bought her
any hats other than the one in which she
was married.
—The building of the Johnstown Ledger,
take. They busied themselves makin
Cabinets for Mr. Harding, and he pai
; little attention to them. They object-
i ed vigorously to Mr. Hoover, and Mr.
i Harding disregarded them.
|" Then the committee on Foreign Re-
lations set itself about the preparation
of a foreign policy for the country,
and before they had got far they
found the President or Mr. Hughes
i was writing notes to foreign govern-
ments fixing the foreign policies of
the United States without consulting
the Senators. They found that Mr.
, Hoover, as well as Mr. Hughes, was
advising the President, and if Mr.
{ Lodge and Mr. Knox were called in,
it was not to get advice from them,
but to tell them something. The oli-
. garchy seems to have been dished by
a President of its own creation, hand-
i picked with the idea that he would
show no more independence in the
| White House than he had shown in
i the Senate. They overlooked the fact
, that the Pesidency is a tremendous
_ educational institution. .
{| “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth
(it is to have a thankless” colleague in
i the White House!
: From the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
Ever since the armistice Europe has
! been looking hopefully for a resump-
I tion of the tourist visitation from
America that used to be a golden har-
vest for the landlords and the shop-
| keepers; and at the same time petty
bureaucracies and lynx-eyed official-
dom have lain awake o’nights devising
new passport botherations fer the
traveler. It looks as though this sea-
son the hopes of those who have
yearned for the return of the Ameri-
can are in a fair way to be realized;
and gloomy forebodings as to boats
laid up for want of patronage are set
at naught by the statistics. :
We find two of the lines ddding
nineteen new oil-burning vessels, with
a tonnage of 1,018,000. One of these
lines, which is to operate all but six of
the vessels, lost a tonnage of 220,000
during the war through attacks by
submarines; and this was half of the
total tonnage it then controlled. Itis
an impressive rejoinder to those who
maintained that the: ships destroyed
would not be replaced for a long time
to come, just as some omniscient |
economists who now keep mum were
very sure that the shell-torn fields of :
France would never be tilled again.
The figures for sailings on all the
lines already promise to break the
records for passenger traffic since the
year before the war. More ships than
ever are in the business, and the in-
crease of patronage keeps pace with :
them. The fares are high compared
with those that were charged a decade
ago; but the tragically low rate of ex-
change in Europe invests the. dollar
with a purchasing power that is com-
pensatory. Great as is the company
of those who plan to visit Europe,
there are still enough who plan to
“see America first” to assure those
who will spend the vacation in their
own land that they will not be lonely.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Pennsylvania-bred politicians are
apparently learning something, too,
from the recently imported state su-
perintendent of public schools, if we
are to credit the Philadelphia Inquir-
Surely the people will not permit
the public school system of the Com-
monwealth to become a part of a po-
litical machine. The Inquirer says
that is the plan. Is it?
——New York is being persuaded
that the Volstead law can be enforced
but the educational process has been
. a morning newspaper; the Western Union
Telegraph office, the engineering office of
O. P. Thomas, county surveyor; the hard-
ware store of W. A. Snook and two de-
partments of the Schwartz department
store in Johnstown were destroyed by fire
last Thursday, causing a loss of about
$300,000, one-half of which is covered by
insurance. It was a hard fight for hours
in keeping the flames confined to the build-
ing in which they originated, but this
finally was done. !
—One gallon of whiskey and thirty-
four gallons of colored water cost N. L.
Rundio, of Williamsport, $525, according to
evidence before Alderman Fleming when
Charles L. Magoon was held on a charge of
fraud. It was testified Magoon sold Run-
dio “a barrel of whiskey” after he had giv-
en him a sample. Magoon, it was averred, *
received a check for $523, which he cashed
before Rundio found the booze sample had
been drawn from a metal vessel placed un-
der the bunghole of the barrel, which held
thirty-four gallons of water.
—Late pedestrians in Pittsburgh one
night last week were astounded to see a
“copper” rolling a heavy barrel over the
streets in the hill district in the wee small
hours of the morning. Patrolman Harry
P. Lempp discovered the barrel while
walking his beat. The first thought that
* came to Lempp’'s mind was that it was a
barrel of hooch. Lempp decided to-take it
to the station, so, rolling the barrel along,
he finally arrived at the Center ayenue po-
lice station. There it was opened and
found to contain not hooch, but ancient
sauerkraut. f
—Admitting that he is one of the men
who shot Andrew Ernesto, a Hyde Park
hotel man, early Sunday morning, and
robbed him of over $700, Demetrio Luna,
23 years old, a Porto Rican, was lodged in
a police cell at Reading, on Monday. He
charges another man, whom he refuses to
name, with doing the shooting. The mon-
ey has not been found. Luna was captur-
ed in Pottstown by State police Parker,
Hughes and Banks, after a Reading Rail-
way ticket agent in Birdsboro had tipped
off the officers. The second man ‘has not
been captured. n Tia
—“I'm the king of a Fiji island,” writes
Norman Albert, of Herndon, given up for
dead twenty years ago, in a letter to J. C.
Billman, postmaster of Herndon, in whieh
he inquires if any of his relatives are liv-
ing. “T&ll them to join me, and I'll share
my crown with them,” he adds. Albert
does not say how he got to the Pacific
group. He was a sailor and his friends
had long ago lost all hope of ever hearing
from him. From the tone of the letter, it
appears that he is now rolling in wealth
and living a life of ease. The letter was
mailed from Lantoka,’ South Sea islands,
Fiji. .
—A session of court was held in Lock
Hdven, on Saturday, with Associate Judg-
es J. H. Mussina and J. W. Miller on’ the
| bench, when Charles H. Donnelly, of Re-
novo, pleaded guilty to the charge of lar-
ceny. He was an employee of the Penn-
sylvania Railroad company and took a
, large variety of articles from the shops.
Sentence was imposed by president judge
Robert B. McCloskey, who is confined to
his home by illness, who signed the pa-
pers in the case in bed. The sentence was
$1000 fine and costs, restore the goods stol-
en, if not already restored, and to serve
one year in the county jail. The jail sen-
tence is to be remitted if the fine is paid.
—The Franklin Sugar Refining compa-
ny, of Philadelphia, has brought suit in
the Northumberland county courts seeking
to recover $36,201.3¢ from the Dewart Milk
Products company, of Dewart, Northum-
berland county, for alleged breach of con-
tract. According to the plaintiff's state-
ment, the milk corporation ordered 241,500
pounds of sugar last June, at 2214 cents a
pound, ‘which was placed through John C.
Huston, a broker, on a basis of an allot-
ment of 115 barrels monthly, to a total
value of $54,627.25, but, it is asserted, the
contract was repudiated and deliveries re-
fused on March 7, last, causing the refiner
the loss, it alleging sugar was contracted.
for the Dewart people at the price stated.
and had to be paid for at that price.