Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 24, 1921, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    STATE ET Re is
© .=That sale is’ not an honest one
_ that does not benefit both the
andthe seller.’ ©.
—If you are looking for a side-line
_ add ice cream. That seems to be the
popular thing to do now-a-days.
—Many farmers in Centre county
started making hay this week and
what splendid weather they have had
for it thus far.
_If a beautiful day really is the
smile of the Great Spirit' we have
been favored more than we deserve
thus far in June.
— Among the great new oil fields in
Colombia, Mexico, Mesopotamia, and
the Caucasus are we soon to see the
Bald Eagle valley listed?
— We are wondering whether there
is water in the Logan steamer or
whether the churn valve on the Un-
dine’s Silsby has been fixed.
___The Republican Congress hav-
ing blundered in regulating immigra-
tion it would be in order to offer a re-
ward for a way out of the trouble.
—The longest day of the year has
passed and we're headed towards fall.
If you expect to use bituminous coal
next winter buy it now. It will never
be cheaper:
It seems to us that Washington
would do well to drive the “rubber-
neck” wagons off S. street before they
drive former President Wilson out of
—No matter whether you have
grown hopeless of ever reaching your
goal; keep marching toward it. Am-
bition only partially gratified is some
solace, at least.
__These are times when a lot of fel-
lows would be far happier and more
in funds if they were to emulate Josh
Billings, who said he “tried to do too
much and did it.”
_In the light of the tragedy at
Hannah a good way to save yourself
from being murdered is to keep your
money in the banks. If some one
must be murdered all on account of a
little mazuma let the bankers substi-
tute for you.
— President Harding promised us
“less government in business” and
ever since Congress has been in ses-
sion, now more than one hundred
days, it has done absolutely nothing
but devise ways and means for poking
the public nose into private affairs.
—In other words the Republican
state organization has made the Re-
publican women of the State, non-
resident members of their party. They
may hold honorary offices in the or-
ganization, but waive their right to
anything more than ornamental ad-
juncts with votes for the men to dis-
pose of.
—If a lady or gentleman in Belle-
fonte is in mental distress as to whom
they borrowed that black-handled silk
umbrella from that is standing in the
corner of the hall we beg to announce
that we loaned ours to some one and
are just as much befuddled as to who
it was that we helped out as they must
be as to who helped them out.
—For eight months we had the pis-
catorial itch and we have just discov-
ered that only thirty-eight days re-
main during which we can legally
scratch it. After all, we believe, there
was more joy in anticipation than
there has been in realization, for al-
ways we visioned the streams lined
with boot-legging friends who haven't
yet materialized.
—A medium who has invoked the
occult power of her five controls an-
nounces that Carpentier will knock
Dempsey out in seven seconds. If only
it were to be so there would not be
general regret, but from conditions
and reputation we fear that if star
gazing has anything to do with the big
fight on the Fourth Carpentier will be
seeing them all then.
— Should Samuel Gompers lose his
position as president of the American
Federation of Labor the public will be
more directly affected than it imag-
ines. Mr. Gompers has been as con-
servative as the exigencies of his po-
sition have permitted and with his re-
straining influence in the discard
the radicals in labor will have freer
rein and drift further toward Bolshe-
—Gen. Charles G. Dawes, Chicago
banker, soldier and plain speaker, has
been appointed the first director of the
budget for the United States. Gen-
eral Dawes has the ability and the will
to make a budget of expenditures for
the various Departments of our gov-
ernment but we fear it will take more
{han “hell’n Maria” to make their
heads believe that he knows more than
they what it ought to cost to run them
— President Thomas, of The Penn-
sylvania State College, is insisting
that the farmers of Pennsylvania use
the facilities of the College wherever
and whenever they may prove help-
ful to progress in agriculture. Dr.
Thomas wants it understood that the
College and its interests belong to the
people of the State and what he found
opportunity to urge on the farmers
goes for every other vocation that the
college research work equips it to ad-
vise on. This is the real way to get to
the people. Generally speaking State
has always functioned for the service
of Pennsylvanians, but most people
are under the impression that that
service is limited to the education of
their sons and daughters.’ They do
not know that the College might and
should be regarded as a great refer-
ence library or laboratory where al-
most every problem in agriculture,
engineering, mining and mechanics
can be solved. :
buyer |
NO. 25.
VOL. 66.
Pennsylvania, “the women, heaven
bless them,” were handed a lovely
gold brick at the meeting of the Re-
publican State committee in Philadei-
phia, on Saturday last. The ostensi-
ble purpose of the meeting was to
give the women voters equal rights
and privileges with the men in the
party organization. In assuming his
seat as temporary chairman of the
meeting Governor Sproul modified the
program by stating it was to give the
women “adequate recognition in the
affairs of the committee.” It may be
| inferred, therefore, that the women
| will be permitted to vote the ticket as
it is named by the Republican ma-
chine. That is as far as the average
Republican voter gets.
| The rule which is intended to give
the women ‘adequate recognition,”
provides that “the chairman, secretary
| and treasurer of the Republican State
' committee shall be of the male sex
‘and the vice chairman and assistant
| secretary .shall be of the female sex.”
This is a fine arrangement. It gives
Senator Crow and W. Harry Baker
perpetual tenure in control of the par-
‘ty organization and flatters the vani-
ty of Mrs. Barclay Warburton, of
| Philadelphia, who was elected vice
chairman, and Mrs. Thomas Robins, of
| Pittsburgh, chosen as assistant secre-
tary. But the right of succession in
| the event of the death or resignation
| of the chairman or secretary is not
| conveyed to the ladies. That would
| be more than adequate recognition in
| view of the fact that Chairman Crow
i is sick and may die.
| All in all the proceedings of the
| committee were about as complete a
batch of buncombe as has been offered
to the public in recent years. As a
specimen of platitudinous, balderdash
Governor Sproul said “our action to-
day will attract the attention of other
States, and Pennsylvania, the bulwark
of Republicanism, will’ be known as
one of the first States to give women
the right to participate in political
affairs.” As a matter of fact, and
through the work of the Republican
machine, Pennsylvania was among the
last to yield to the just and reasona-
ble demand of women to the right of
franchise and no women, except these
who want to be fooled and flattered,
are deceived by the present false pre-
Mr. Schwab thinks the existing
industrial depression is a good thing
for the people. But the man without
means to buy his next breakfast is not
likely to see the subject from the same
Source of the Seven Millions.
The source of the Harding majority
is becoming as great a mystery as
that perplexing problem of an earlier
generation, “who struck Billy Patter-
Soon after the election Sylves-
ter Veireck, of New York, under the
absurd delusion that his head contain-
ed one of the “best minds,” visited
Marion and assured the President-
elect that he had influenced some six
million German-American voters who
had previously been Democrats and
thus created that seven million major-
ity. Ambassador George Harvey, in
a speech before the Pilgrim club of
London, subsequently declared that
the League of Nations had turned the
trick and still later Congressman
Fordney, of Michigan, protested ve-
hemently that the farmer vote fixed it.
Of course each of these protago-
nists had a selfish purpose to subserve
in laying his claims in the matter.
Veirick wanted favors for his father-
land and probably laid the foundation
for the separate peace resolution still
pending in Congress. Harvey was in-
fluenced entirely by personal vanity.
He was the real inventor of the policy
to kill the peace treaty and having
been rewarded by appointment to the
leading Ambassadorial seat, hoped to
justify the partiality by claiming re-
sponsibility for the seven million ma-
jority. Fordney wanted to pass the
emergency tariff bill so as to give
the DuPont family a strangle hold on
the throats of the people through a
monopoly on dye stuffs.
Now another claim has been set up.
It is that the wool growers of the
country, determined to secure a res-
toration of schedule K, of the Payne-
Aldrich tariff bill, made the home run
that produced the vast majority. The
emergency tariff legislation having
failed to benefit the farmers they
pounced down on Fordney and drove
him to the last expedient, the wool
tariff. The wool tariff at the rate of
Schedule K in the Payne bill would
cost the people more than a billion
dollars a year. Former President
Taft denounced it as the crowning in-
iquity of the age. But it now claims
to be the cause of the seven million
majority and that entitles it to the
right of way at all times.
~——Harding and Hughes seem to
differ from Harvey on the question of
why we entered the world war, but
Harvey is the mouthpiece on the other
side of the sea.
The newly enfranchised voters of |
Fooling and Flattering Women. | Question of a Constitutional Conven-
The esteemed Philadelphia Record,
usually right on fundamental ques-
tions, but very, very bad, when
wrong, pretends to see no objection to
the assembling of a convention to
frame a new constitution under the
recent Act of Assembly. The people
may not be in a proper frame of mind
to consider such an important matter
at this time, our esteemed contem-
porary admits, “but when have they
been in a better frame of mind, so far
as that matter is concerned ?” it asks.
This question may be answered brief-
ly. Any old time within the period
since the State was founded. Never
before has the Legislature surrender-
ed to a partisan machine the right to
choose the members of a constitution-
al convention.
Under the Act of Assembly provid-
ing for a constitutional convention
Governor Sproul is authorized to ap-
point nearly one-third of the member-
ship. In the nature of things that
gives him a controlling power over
the body. The political machine over
which he exercises almost absolute
control may be depended upon to elect
one-third of the delegates or more. If
he names another third he will exer-
cise in combination with the machine
a power to control the action of the
convention on every conceivable sub-
ject. No other Governor of this or
any other State has had such power.
No other Governor of this or any oth-
er State has ever asked for such pow-
er and in the absence of sinister rea-
sons we can’t imagine why any Gov-
ernor would want such power.
The old constitution has been bat-
tered frequently and patched freely,
though not always wisely. But it is
a tolerably good charter yet and cer-
tainly safe enough for a while longer.
The public mind is certainly not in a
frame for the consideration of per-
manent subjects now. The last Leg-
islature acted more like a pack of wild
men than the representatives of a ra-
No other Legislature
tional people.
has ever given public officials authori-
ty to name as many officials as they
wanted and the right to fix their sal-
aries at any figure. No other Legis-
lature has ever done half as many
foolish things as that of this year and.
there is menace in a constitutional
convention created by it.
— It will be difficult to untangle
the immigration mess into which the
Republican Congress has gotten the
country. In fact that party seems in-
capable of anything except making
Prohibition Lobby Rebuked.
Our friends of the prohibition lobby
in Washington are not dwelling to-
gether in that harmony which ought
to abide among the truly good. Pos-
ibly they have had their own way too
much during the past several years
and have grown arrogant as well as
overbearing in their attitude toward
the Congress, the public and each
other. Mr. Volstead and Mr. Wayne
B. Wheeler have lately undertaken to
dominate the legislative program in a
way that suggests more pretense than
piety in their activities. It is not sur-
prising, therefore, that signs of dis-
content are beginning to reveal them-
selves and that some of those who
have borne the burden of the prohibi-
tion battle should enter protests.
This is precisely what has happened.
A few days ago Mr. Dinwiddie, who
had been on the firing line for many
years and forced
amendment to the constitution, was
the first to speak the word of admo-
nition. The other day Representative
Pou, of North Carolina, another vet-
eran in the cause, sounded a protest
and upon the same occasion Represen-
tative Campbell sharply rebuked Mr.
Wheeler for his pernicious activity,
not in behalf of prohibition, but in a
purpose to coerce Congress to obey
his orders. “I wish to say that I do
not take kindly to criticism of this
sort from men who have been making
a business out of prohibition,” said
Mr. Campbell. “I have no fear of
such threats, coming as they do from
men who are paid to lobby before
Congress on the prohibition question.”
It may safely be said that a large
majority of the people of this country
are earnestly in favor of temperance
in all things. It might even be said
that a considerable majority favor
prohibition and that there is vastly
more objection to the methods of the
prohibition activities than to prohi-
bition. But when paid lobbyists for
prohibition or anything else use
threats against those who disagree
with their methods they become a
menace to public interests. The pro-
hibitionists have used more money
and pursued more objectionable meth-
ods in politics within the last few
years than either or all of the other
| parties, and it is time they should be
called to account. -
——The Senate may consent to lim-
iting the army to’ 150,000 if it is found
impossible to get money ‘to pay more.
the prohibition:
Pinchot Protests Timber Tariff.
Mr. Gifford Pinchot, Commissioner
of Forestry, has thrown a shock into
his party leaders by issuing a protest
against the proposition to levy a
heavy tariff tax on lumber. “A tariff
on lumber would simply increase the
cost of the necessary wood to every
wood user and home builder in the
State,” Mr. Pinchot has declared in a
letter to Pennsylvania Congressmen,
whom he asks to vote against the
measure. Of course it will and that
is precisely what it is for. The in-
crease will be precisely the amount of
the tariff tax and the difference will
go, not into the public treasury, but
into the pockets of the lumber barons.
It is gratifying to see Republicans
awakening to the actual effect of tar-
iff taxation. It never contributed ma-
terially to the revenues of the coun-
try. But it always increased the price
of the commodity taxed and multiplied
the profits of the producers while it
impoverished the consumers. Mr.
Pinchot never protested before though
there were greater tariff abuses than
that contemplated in the timber tax.
That tax pinches him directly, how-
ever, and he squeals. If the Fordney
measure is passed it will have others
squealing before long. Only the prof-
iteers look with favor on such a sys-
tem of taxation.
The tax on timber will increase the
price of lumber to the home-builders.
The tax on wool increases the price of
clothing to the home-maintainer and
the tax on leather and hides increases , were five dollars for firsts and $2.50
"the price of shoes to the head of "the
family. Now what is the difference?
| One tax of this sort is as burdensome
“as another and all together make pov-
' erty inevitable. But the Republican
party is pledged to tariff legislation
and it never fails to keep pledges to
the producers of slush funds. The
corporations paid for the legislation
in advanee during the last campaign '
and they will get it, Gifford Pinchot to
the contrary, notwithstanding.
— Twenty foreigners were grant-
ed citizenship papers in naturalization
court on Monday. A few were held
over because of
while one, a German, was continued
for ok} year because of the fact that
when’ called in the selective draft dur-
ing the world war he took advantage
- of the enemy alien act to evade mili-
. . |
tary service. This fact, of course, was
not stated in his papers but examiner
James J. Lynch had found it out in
some way and asked the man if it
were not true that he had asked for a
discharge under the enemy alien act
after he had been sent to Camp
Meade. He admitted the fact and
when asked by the court why he had
' done so stated that he was willing to
fight for the United States any time
but was not willing at that time to
fight for France and England, as he |
thought they were as much to blame
for the war as Germany. Under the
circumstances the court continued his
case for a year.
ants for the Bellefonte postmastership
to file their examination papers with
the Civil Service Commission at Wash-
ington, which would indicate that the
appointment of postmaster Gherrity’s
successor may be made in the near fu-
ture. Just at this time it would be in-
teresting to know just who sent in ex-
amination papers, but unfortunately
the “Watchman” is not in a position |
to give the names for the one and only
reason that they are not in our pos-
session. But one thing we can tell
and that is that the number of would-
be postmasters must be pretty large
as every examination form sent here
was called for and probably filled out
and sent in. But examination or no
examination, the plum will likely go
to the man Congressman Jones rec-
ommends and that man will likely be
the one endorsed by the local Republi-
can organization, whoever he may be.
——A few evenings ago the trout’
specialist attached to the “Watchman”
staff was attracted by the persistent
jumping of two of the big trout in
Spring creek, right opposite this office.
The natural conclusion at first was
that they were feeding but the per-
sistent regularity and rythm of their
jumping soon dispelled the above con-
clusion. The two trout came up head
first with kind of a see-saw movement '
and so close together they almost
looked like one fish. While watching
the trout the specialist sub-consciously
heard the strains of music and then
noticed that the movements of the
trout were timed to the music and the
only conclusion that could be reached
was that it was a gay old buck and a
giddy doe shimmying to a lively jazz
tune being reeled off on the player-
piano in the Bon Mot store.
———One of the Washington corres-
pondents states that Republican Sen-
ators are becoming weary of Senator
Newberry. He is no longer needed to
maintain control of the Senate and as
he can do no good in any other way,
there-is no use in standing for his in-
incomplete papers
— Today is the last day for aspir-
Conservationists Hold Annual Meet
: in Bellefonte.
The threatening weather of last
Friday morning undoubtedly interfer-
ed with the attendance at the first an-
nual meeting of the Centre County
Conservation Association, and the re-
; sult was a smaller crowd than the of-
ficials of the organization anticipated.
. Then again, the chairmen of the var-
ious conservation districts who had
charge of the rifle teams for the shoot,
“and the fly and bait casting teams
failed to make advance reports of any
entries and for a while it looked as if
there would be no contests. But along
about ten o’clock four rifle teams re-
ported and a few entries in the fly and
bait casting contests. These contests
were pulled off on Hughes field and al-
though the crowd of spectators was
, not overly large the various events
, were close enough to make the con-
. tests quite exciting.
, In the high powered rifle contest
: Millheim scored first with 106 points;
' Bellefonte second with 103; Howard
, third with 94, and State College
fourth with 90. The best individual
. scores were made by J. C. Musser, of
_Millheim, 48, and F. M. Pletcher, of
Howard, 44.
In the low powered rifle contes
: Millheim scored 157, State College 150,
| Bellefonte 108, and Howard 53. The
best individual scores were made by
| Calvin Kline, of State College, with
| 61, and R. S. Stover, of Millheim, with
| 57. The prizes in the shooting contest
i for seconds.
i The only contestants in the fly cast-
ing contest were John B. Payne, of
| Bellefonte ; Dean R. L. Watts and
!'son, Gilbert Watts, of State Col-
‘lege, the latter winning with a 99 per
cent. average while the dean had 98.2
per cent. While both the dean.and his
son made casts of 53 feet the average
of the dean in five casts was but 50
feet while the average made by Gil-
bert was 51.1 feet.
!" Guy Corman,
awarded the prize for the largest
brook trout caught last Thursday, the
“length being 16 inches.
The Boy Scout troop, of State Col-
lege, had the only extensive exhibit of
bird houses, wild flowers, mounted ui-
"sects, etc., though Miss Anna Valen-
‘ tine, of Spring twonship, had on ex-
"hibition a number of wren houses
made out of cocoanut shells. The
"awards in these exhibits were made
"as follows:
Bird House—1st, Guy Kerstetter;
2nd, James Thompson.
Wild Flowers—1st, Robert Fletch-
cr; 2nd, Sherwood Hollobaugh.
Tree Leaves—I1st, Robert Fletcher;
2nd, not awarded.
Mounted Insects—Arthur Hodgkiss.
Essay on Conservation—Paul Van-
Sant. .
All the above are members of Boy
Scout troop No. 2, of State College.
About one hundred people attended
the meeting held in the court house at
12:30 o'clock in the afternoon. Ralph
| Smith, of Sandy Ridge, president of
the Association, presided and the ad-
dress of welcome was delivered by
burgess. W. Harrison Walker. The
first speaker of the afternoon. was
| Hon. Seth Gordon, secretary of the
State Game Commission, who speke
on the need of conservation of game
and wild life and also gave an expla-
nation of the game laws as revised by
the last Legislature. ;
Other speakers were dean Watts,
. who was one of the founders of the
| Centre county association; Grant
Hoover, of Wil.iamsport; T.2Roy Mar-
tin, of the State Forestry Department,
| and Col. W. Fred Reynolds.
On motion of Dean R. L. Watts it
“was voted that a committee of three
| be appointed to confer with commit-
' tees from Huntingdon and Lycoming
| counties as to the advisability of or-
.| ganizing a state association and to de-
“velop plans for the same. The chair
' appointed Dean Watts as chairman of
the committee and George R. Meek |
| another member, the third man to be
appointed after further consideration.
It was decided to hold the next an-
nual meeting at Boalsburg. It was
also announced that a State College
conservation meeting is being plan-
ned to be held some time during the
month of September. Committees for
that district will be elected at that
—— The late Tim Campbell thought
the constitution might be dispensed
with among friends but Harding ap-
pears to imagine that it is equally un-
important in dealing with enemies.
— Ninety-four degrees in the
shade was the record for Tuesday, and
Tuesday night was the first hot night
‘we have had this summer.
Fala ny
| ——There is no legal reason why
Harding should not use the Wilson
policies, but self-respecting newspa-
pers always give credit.
——— A ——————
— The separate peace resolution
is probably intended to encourage Ger-
many in the belief that she won the
| war.
‘| struck by Ag Friday
—An involuntary petitio}
t 2 Wl Fiat
of Millheim was !
—DMrs. Joseph Rager, of
was filed in the United S
Pittsburgh last Friday against
Albright, banker. and sbreker ;
Pa. Creditors who filed th
more than $500,000. ~~ %
—So many cows and. horses al
loose at night in ‘Houtzdale,
county, that the local paper of
suggets that a curfew for.such an
arranged, or that the might wateh
instructed to corral all stray animals. The
number of stray animals is so great, the
Houtzdale Citizen says, 0
— Injuries received when he was struck
by a falling tree limb. caused the death
Saturday afternoon of William Trivelpiece,
aged 50 years, of Berwick. He was walk-
ing through the woods when the accident
another which woodsmen had felled an
lodged in another tree, falling when a
walked by.
—Mrs. Margaret Fearnside, of West
man juror. In deliberation of a case, the
jury stood 11 to 1.
his coat off and said he would stay a week
unless the eleven decided his way. Mrs.
Fearnside quickly replied, “Well, I'll stay
two weeks.” It was enough. He wilted
and went over to the majority.
—An hour after Mrs. Elwood Coleman,
of Orangeville, Columbia county, had
death proving fatal to her. Mrs. Coleman
morning last week, and when she failed to
respond, investigated and found her body.
home in White Deer, four miles north of
Milton. Forty years ago Elliott's wife
died and he left home and a 5-year-old
daughter. Few people in the village re-
membered him, but he learned that his
daughter, now Mrs. O. B. Whipple, is liv-
union took place last Thursday.
—William Smith, a McKeesport newsboy,
was almost burned to death Saturday
evening by a live wire. Little hope is held
for his er A broken electric light
wire had fallen upon a mail box. Young
and he drew back. The movement resulted
in the end of the wire coiling about his
neck. As he fought to escape, his clothing
{ was burned off and his hands, arms, face
and neck were horribly seared.
Lewistown hospital, his left foot amputat-
ed just above the ankle as the result of a
cows in a field close to the tracks of the
Sunbury and Lewistown railroad, a mile
east of Lewistown, when he became drowsy
and, climbing to the railroad tracks, lay
| down between the rails and fell asleep. He
| was taken from under the third car of a
| stone train.
© ___Séate Superintendent of Public Tostrue-
i tion Finegan, calls the attention of super-
| intendents of schools, High schools and
Normal schools to the United States citi-
zens’ military training camps for boys over
16 years of age, the government paying
expenses of food and transportation while
the youth receives the benefits of nourish-
| ing food, outdoor life, active physical ex-:
ercise and training in discipline, education
and citizenship. Pennsylvania boys will
go to Camp Meade, Md.
__At the recent public sale of milking
Shorthorns at Troy, Pa., $40,900 was real-
ized for twenty-eight head. Minnie, of
Glenside, from the L. D. May herd,
brought the highest price ever paid for a
$4000. Two others went to Canadian buy-
ers at $2000 and $1000, respectively. From
the May farm at Granville Center thirteen
i head brought $14,280, or $1098.50 each.
| Cleveland Brothers, of Mansfield, sold two
‘cows and a calf for $1475.
i i
{ —Thirty tons of ice were completely de-
| stroyed Saturday night in a $10,000 fire at
Mount Holly Springs, near Carlisle, which
for a time threatened to destroy the little
Noel Cunningham. The fire started when
a gasoline tank in a frame building was.
ignited by a lantern, being used to fill the
tank of an automobile. Mrs. Cunningham,
who was seated in the machine when the
an hour and twenty-five minutes, Mount
Holly firemen with antiquated apparatus,
managed to get the flames under control.
Bakers are required to w-ap all bread
before sending it out to the consumer, in a
tentative ruling adopted by the industrial
board at Harrisburg last Thursday. The
action was taken as the result of a petition
to the board complaining that unwrapped
bread is exposed to too much handling be-
fore it reaches the dinner table. The rul-
ing will be submitted to a committee of
pakers who assisted the industrial board
in drafting the bakers’ code. A request
for indorsement of the ruling .was met
with protest by bakers in convention at
| Scranton, although it was stated many
baking firms are in favor of the regulation.
The First Reformed church of Sun-
bury was bequeathed $2000 and the Mary
M. Packer hospital $1000 under the will of
William W. Fisher, president of the Sun-
bury Business Men’s association, who died
in that place two weeks ago. Miss Flora
Stroh, of Sunbury, was given $10,000 and
a $50,000 building together with his house-
hold furniture, automobile and $3500 worth
of bank stock. Miss Elizabeth Fisher,
aged 19, of Watsontown, a niece, is given
$10,000, while the rest of his $100,000 estate
goes to relatives, except that employees of
his jewelry store will get $500 each, Mr.
Fisher was a bachelor and had no direct
—1In civil court at Ebensburg, a jury
the other day returned a verdict of $10,300
against Joseph Allon, who is now in the
western penitentiary serving a nine-year
term for second-degree murder, the victim
having been the husband of Mrs. Angeline
Tramaglia, the plaintiff in this case. Six
years ago, Allon, at that time a resident of
the Prospect Hill section, Johnstown, was
convicted of having stabbed Tramaglia to
death, and at the present time he is work-
ing out that sentence, but in view of the
fact that Allon is possessed. of considera-
ble money, the widow of the dead man sued
him for damages, and the jury awarded
her the sum above mentioned.
leged that Albright's debts amounted to.
“they Tore |
occurred., The tree limb had broken from £
The lone man threw
Smith’s shoulder was touched by the wire,
—Floyd Kefford, 11 years old, is at the
village. The ice was stored in the plant of:
explosion occurred, was uninjured, After’
4 x
WEE tty A
slight breeze shook it just as Trivelpiece
Conshohocken, serving as a juror ‘in crim-31
inal court, at Norristown, outgeneraled ‘a’
found her sister, Mrs. Stephen Jumper, of /
Wilkes-Barre, dead in bed, Mrs. Coleman
was also dead, the shock of her sister's;
went to call her sister for breakfast ome
Doctors said she had been dead about am
— Disappearing forty years ago, and for :
many years believed dead by his family, '
Charles Elliott has returned to his old
ing in Watsontown, where an unusual re-
locomotive and two steel coal hoppers pass-
{ing over him. Young Kefford was herding
female of the breed in Bradford county, °