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

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    Bewrail tdpn
—Unless the ugite appears very |
soon much of the money the borough |
has put on repairs to High street will
be washed down into Spring creek.
—Governor Sproul has announced
that he knows the liquor that they are
selling in Canada is good. None but
the most credulous Prohibitionists
would ask the question: How does he
know ?
—Most of Centre county’s trout
streams are muddy again and it is
doubtful if there will be any more fly
fishing this season, which will go
down in the diaries of the disciples of
Walton as one of the most unpropi-
tious within their memory.
—Secretary Mellon declares that he
can find nothing in the archives that
would indicate that President Wilson
even considered cancellation of the
Allies debt to us. Thus another pit
that was dug for the premier of Amer-
jcan Presidents has been filled with
Senatorial muck-rakers instead.
—Bonuses for the soldiers are not
part of the administration’s present
plans. They would mean real money.
Had the boys who fought for thirty
dollars a month while the rest of us
staid at home and took down nearly
that much a day asked for some sort
of fake panacea like the farmers were
given in the emergency tariff bill
they would have gotten it. But words |
and dollars are different things and
the votes were all counted last fall.
— The Fordney emergency tariff
that was to have made the lot of every
farmer a mighty happy one, having
failed utterly to produce anything
more than more disaster the Senate
has set about preparing a new nostrum
to cure the agricultural ill. It is doubt-
ful, however, whether the Senate cares
much for the welfare of the farmers.
What it desires most is to keep the bill
prohibiting beer as a medicine in pick-
- VOL. 66.
Monkey Wrench in the Machine.
There seems to be a monkey wrench
lodged somewhere among the cogs of
the Republican machine. Some time
previous to the last gubernatorial
election, in consideration of services
rendered, Senator Penrose promised
to bestow the Republican nomination
for Governor on a millionaire lumber
merchant named E. V. Babcock, of
Pittsburgh. Subsequently William C.
Sproul, a millionaire manufacturer of
Chester, declared an ambition to be
the next Governor, and being a trust-
ed lieutenant of Penrose, the incident
created an embarrassing situation.
But Penrose was equal to the emer-
gency. He persuaded Babcock to ac-
!cept the nomination for Mayor of
! Pittsburgh and gave the gubernatorial
| nomination to Sproul, who was elect-
It was no easy job to entice Bab-
cock into the detour. Penrose, how-
| ever, pointed out to him that the of-
fice of Mayor of Pittsburgh would be
1a sort of night school in which he
I could learn the duties of the higher
office which would come to him auto-
matically at the expiration of Sproul’s
term. Meantime Edward E. Beidle-
. man, of Harrisburg, had developed a
| gubernatorial bee and as he had been
i 2 handy man on the stump and else-
i where, he was nominated for Lieuten-
{ant Governor with assurance that as
an understudy for the Governor he
le. The brewers give more to the par- | &, 14 pe in direct line for promotion
ty campaign funds than the farmers.
—The riot of prisoners in the west-
ern penitentiary at Pittsburgh on
Monday is without precedent in the
annals of American penal institutions.
That it was suppressed without great-
er loss of life or escapes seems re-
markable and certainly creditable to
the organization and emergency func-
tioning of the guards in service there.
The riot, itself, was neither alarming
nor unnatural. Certainly little of
good could be expected from eleven
hundred convicts from whose associa-
tion nearly all of the merit men have
been removed and their outbreak
should be viewed as little else than a
reflex of times when even the temper
of men at liberty is not so trangiul
and well controlled as in normal times.
—Senator Knox has joined the op-
position in the Senate to the anti-beer
legislation that has been brewing
ever since Attorney General Palmer
ruled that beer may be regarded as
medicine. The Senator has little to
fear from his constituency in Penn-
sylvania so he speaks his mind with
impunity. Wet and dry sentiment in
this State is fairly divided, but beyond
that the preponderance of Republicans |
who would not let prohibition stand
between them and party success is so
great that the junior Pennsylvania
Senator sees no reason for trimming
on this much discussed question.
course the question as to whether he
spoke as a free agent or as the rep-
resentative of the wealthy brewers in
and about Pittsburgh is debatable.
—The near-ice famine in Bellefonte
is a misfortune, especially when we
consider the fact that few communi-
ties have such opportunity as we have
to harvest pure natural ice. Even last
winter when the period of natural ice
making was scarecly more than ‘two
weeks there was enough ice on the
various ponds about here to have made
the supply ample had it been harvest-
ed. Our observation is that what we
need more than anything else is stor-
age room. All of the commercial
houses combined hold but a small
quantity as compared with the possi-
ble consumption and the loss from
melting during such a season of hot
weather as we have recently had has
been so great as to completely con-
sume any surplus carried in the stor-
age houses.
—While the announcement of cur-
tailed passenger service on the Bell--
fonte Central was received with a’
smile by those familiar with the serv-
ice in force before the three-day-a-
week schedule was promulgated, it is
a serious matter to residents of the
Buffalo Run valley and to State Col-
lege, to State especially, because of
inadequate mail facilities. It is a con-
dition, not a theory that actuates the
railroad company. Practically all of
its passenger traffic has been taken by
bus lines and private motors, leaving
passenger, express and mail trains to
carry a loss too great for any business
that hopes to keep out of the hands of
receivers to bear. While there are
some who think that had the Belle-
fonte Central taken proper care of the
passenger traffic it once enjoyed its
present competition would never have
appeared. We doubt that, however,
for the circuitous route of the Central
makes it impossible for it to carry
passengers to and from State College
in safety in the time that a motor bus
covers the shorter highway. And in
this age of hustle and bustle time is
what every one is demanding, regard-
less of what the after effects may be.
In other words, if State College were
content to spend a few moments more
in the Coaches of the Central occasion-
ally it would probably force the com-
pany to run regular passenger trains
and thereby insure itself much need-
ed mail and express facilities.
of .
to the higher office next year. Mr.
| Beidleman’s credulity being about
i equal to his ambition he took the bait
i and since has been hopefully waiting.
Some time after the return of the
soldiers from France Mayor Bab-
i cock, of Pittsburgh, openly insulted
them by granting a privilege to the
. German-American citizens of Pitts-
burgh, in the face of a vigorous pro-
test, by the returned soldiers, to hold
a “tag-day” in that city. This arous-
ed a very bitter feeling in the west-
ern end of the State and shortly after-
“ward the fire of resentment was fan-
ned by Mayor Babcock’s determina-
tion to review a parade of the return-
ed soldiers in celebration of “Armis-
tice day.” These recurring
“monished Penrose that Babeock is not
an availablétor even safe’ candidate
for Governor, and his promise to Bei-
dleman being largely in the nature of
a joke, he wai in a dilemma.
Penrose is resourceful as well ag
successful in politics, however, and he
promptly set about to repair his dam-
i aged fences. During his prolonged
illness a year ago Governor Sproul
. got gay and attempted to procure let-
ters of administration on his political
estate which naturally severed the in-
timate relations between them. No
man likes to be buried before he’s
dead, and the big boss is human. In
the emergency he is said to have chos-
en Judge C. B. Witmer, of Sunbury,
‘who is a keen politician without en-
tangling alliances, for Governor. As
,a preliminary to the announcement
| of his purpose the Senator has been
, building = substantial entrenchments
, against any opposition that might be
| brought forward.
For example, the appointment of
. State Senator McConnell, of Shamo-
. kin, to the office of state prohibition
, officer, gives him control of some one
hundred and sixty well paid officials
, throughout the State. Chairman
. Glass, of the Republican county com-
mittee, of Northumberland county,
i another recent federal appointee, will
be another useful unit in the combi-
, nation, and it is believed that other
| appointments will be made in the near
| future that will materially strengthen
, the enterprise. The recent compro-
mise of the differences with the Vare
{forces of Philadelphia, which looks
like compounding a felony, will help
the project along by diminishing the
' force and impairing the strength of
' the opposition.
But it is not expected that the Pen-
rose plans will be carried out without
opposition. Babcock is as sore as a
carbuncle and others who are disap-
pointed will be ready and willing to
take up a fight.and carry it to the last
ditch. In other words there is a mon-
key wrench in the machinery and it
will be a hard job to get it out. Prob-
ably the big boss will be able to con-
trol the nomination next year as he
has done before. But if things go on
as they are now drifting a nomination
will not be equivalent to an election
even in Pennsylvania. Men and wom-
en are thinking. now and thinking
hard and indications point to a revo-
lution in politics greater than any
that has gone before.
—Japan says she will consider sit-
ting in President Harding s parley
Japanese in this country the same lib- |
‘erties Americans have in Japan. 1f
' Japan keeps on building armies and
navies we must do the same. The Pa-
| cific coast States will not accede to
the Japanese conditions for.the par-
ley so we will find ourselves taxed to.
impoverishment unless we decide to
enter the League of Nations through,
which this question would be automat-
ically settled and which seems the
near cut to peace and lower tax bur-
Japan Hands Out a Serpent.
In the reply of Japan to the Hard-
ing invitation to a conference in the
interest of disarmament, there ap-
pears to be a very large and exceed-
ingly venomous serpent. For many
years the white residents of the Pa-
cific coast have been apprehensive of
the increasing power of the Japs in
that section. Finally they procured
legislation by Congress providing
certain restrictions, including a de-
nial of the privileges of the public
schools, for moral reasons, and of the
right of acquiring and holding real
estate on economic grounds. These
restrictions created a good deal of
dissatisfaction among the Japs in this
country and their own, and though
they threatened war, have been ad-
hered to.
Japan promptly responded to the
President’s invitation, but tied a
string to it. That is to say the Tokyo
authorities said that they were very
much in favor of disarmament but be-
fore agreeing to participate in an in-
ternational conference looking to that
result they would require certain con-
ditions. Later a second communica-
tion, or rather a published statement,
revealed the conditions. They are
substantially that before sitting in the
conference the other parties in the
movement shall agree that Japanese
in their countries shall be given every
right and privilege that is claimed
for their own people while sojourning
in Japan. In other words the United
States will have to revoke all restric-
tions put upon Japs on the Pacific
coast by Congress or the State Leg-
Of course England, France, Italy
and other European and Asiatic coun-
tries might readily agree to that prop-
osition for Japs ‘are in no respects
menacing in those countries. In fact
as an ally, offensive and defensive, of
Japan Great Britain might want such
an agreement. But it would be tough
on the Pacific slope States of this
country. If there were no other way
to secure disarmament, such a public
beneficence might be worth such a
price. But it is not the only way or
even the best way. If the United
States. will join with the other forty
or more countries in the League of
Nations, the disarmament will follow
without doubt and may be begun be-
fore this year comes to an end.
—Of course it is a long look into
the future but should Penrose decide
to make Judge Witmer his candidate
to succeed Governor Sproul, and elect
him, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” on Fishing
creek will be the place a lot of local
Republican leaders will be hanging
round for any crumbs that might be
swept off the porch.
Effects of Tariff Taxation.
President Harding protests against :
a tariff tax on oil and crude petrole-
um. He declares that those commodi-
ties should be admitted free “to safe-
guard our interests.” He discerns a
. vanishing oil supply in this country
and incidentally an impairment of our
industrial progress because of the val-
ue of oil as a fuel. Some time ago
Mr. Gifford Pinchot, Commissioner of |
Forestry in this State, entered a pro-
test against the proposed tariff tax on
lumber for the reason that such a tax
impairs the building industry in this
country. We cordially agree with
both of these propositions. A tariff
‘tax on oil is detrimental to our indus-
trial life and a tariff tax on lumber is
destructive of our housing hopes.
tariff taxes on these commodities? A
tariff tax on hides and leather increas-
‘es the cost of shoes. A tariff tax on
"wool adds to the price of clothing. In
‘fact tariff taxes on any commodity
i adds to the price not only the amount
“of the tax but the cost of collection
and a profit for handling the tax both
by the payor and payee. Tariff taxa-
tion has only two purposes. One is to
‘enable the producer to charge more
for the product and the other to pro-
vide office for the collectors. The
' question of revenue is not even a sec-
‘ ondary consideration. If the protec-
‘ tionists could make the tax prohibi- |
tive in all things they would do so as
the Fordney bill embargoes dies.
Mr. Fordney justifies his tariff
schedules with an estimate that they
L will produce revenue to the amount
“of $700,000,000. But they will make
| the commodities cost the people of the
United States $2,000,000,000 more. In
other wards the tax payers of the
i country will be penalized to the ex-
| tent of $1,300,000,000 in order to pay
for unearned bounties to the manufactur-
ers or producers of the taxed commod-
ities. No wise business man would
undertake to conduct his operations on
such a system. No honest business
man will try to levy largesses upon
his neighbors in that manner. Pres-
ident Harding must have a personal
interest in the oil importation and
“Pinchot in the lumber trade. But the
‘people are concerned in all.
——Ambassador Harvey has not
been recalled but the indications are
that his tongue has been bridled.
But why stop with protests against .
One Lie Disposed Of.
There were a good many false
charges against President Wilson
made during the Presidential cam-
paign last year and the size of the
Republican majority indicates that
most of them were believed. Some of
them have been repeated since the elec-
tion in the general campaign of vili-
fication and others. dropped as of no
further use. Among those that serv-
ed effectively before the election and
since was an absurd statement that
Woodrow Wilson was engaged in a
conspiracy to relieve Great Britain of
her obligation to pay the government
of the United States the money ad-
vanced or loaned for war operations
during the war. That was a favorite
form of appeal to the prejudices of
That this was regarded as a dam-
aging accusation may be assumed be-
cause of the eagerness of Woodrow
Wilson’s enemies in Congress to veri-
fy it. Soon after the assembling of
the extra session of Congress the Sen-
ate authorized the investigation of the
charge and put it under the control of
such irrzconcilable bitter-enders as
Senators Reed, of Missouri, and La-
Follette, of Wisconsin, to whom the
expectation of discrediting Mr. Wilson
made it “a laoor of love.” But the joy
has been taken out of their lives by
the result of their investigation. They
have discovered that while Lloyd
George had advanced such a proposi-
tion it was unequivocally rejected in
a letter in which Mr. Wilson stated
that he “is not prepared to consent to
the remission of any part of the debt
' of Great Britain to the United States.”
But there are reasons to believe that
the present administration has been
contemplating such an agreement. It
is widely suspected that it was with
this purpose in view Secretary of the
mittee supports..Admiral Sims in his
invest him with full power to refund
or negotiate the debts of foreign gov-
ernments to us. Great Britain and
France will probably be obliged to
take bonds of Germany, Austria and
Turkey in payment of indemnities
and it would be wise financiering to
shift all such dubious securities onto
_+thé& Ynited States. They may be good
in the far distant future but what all
countries want now is securities that
are good at present.
: :
| ——Of course a Congressional com-
mittee supports Admiral Sims in his
, quarrel: with former Secretary of the
Navy Daniels. But the present Sec-
"retary of the Navy is not likely to
take that view of it.
The Sims-Daniels Controversy.
No thoughtful observer of events in
Washington was surprised at the re-
port of the Senate committee on the
controversy between Admiral Sims
and former Secretary of the Navy
Daniels, made public the other day.
In a book purporting to be a review
of the naval operations during the late
war, Admiral Sims charged Mr. Dan-
iels with all kinds of offensive and de-
fensive blunders. The Secretary cited
| the splendid work of the navy abroad
{ in refutation of the charges. Then the
Senate took the matter up and packed
a committee to prove the charges.
That is precisely what the report at-
tempts to do.
The operations of the United States
navy during the war deserved and re-
ceived the unstinted praise of the en-
tire world and the most generous en-
coniums from all the naval experts
everywhere. It was hardly prepared
for activities on so extensive a scale
as was required when war was declar-
ed. But it speedily got itself into
shape for any emergency that might
arise and performed marvelously per-
fect work. But in order to justify
Sims in his senseless criticism of his
| superior, all the magnificent achieve-
| ments had to be belittled and the work
. which all “others praised now stands
| condemned by this partisan commit-
| tee.
| In accord with President Wilson's
i weakness in judgment of men, Ad-
| miral Sims was chosen out of a doz-
{en or more rear admirals equally fit,
| to direct our naval operations abroad.
| The moment he landed among the ti-
‘ tled aristocrats of the British metrop-
i olis he began making impossible de-
| mands upon the department. His re-
' quests were complied with as fully as
possible, but he was never satisfied.
After the war, in subversion of
every principle of discipline, he pub-
lished his criticisms which are now
supported by a Senate committee con-
ceived in malice in a report filled with
partisan prejudice. It surprises no-
body and shames every seaman in the
rm — A ————
—If the disarming policy results in
nothing more than the lifting of one
or two battleships from the shoulders
—Since somebody named golf as a
statesman’s diversion the department
clerks at Washington are buying golf
I sticks.
Japan’s “Special Interest.”
From the Philadelphia Record.
We are indebted to the Washington
bureau of the New York Herald for
information that Mr. Robert Lansing
is going to make some more disclos-
ures. It is said that he is going to re-
veal the fact that the Lansing-Ishii
agreement with Japan was one of the
crimes of one Woodrow Wilson; that
Lansing signed it under orders, and
that it recognized “Japan’s paramount
interest” in China, and that this
phrase is generally recognized as clos-
ing the “open door,” or shutting us
out of the commerce and development
of China. ¥
The statement about Mr. Lansing’s
connection with the Ishii agreement
is probably correct. The foreign af-
fairs of this country are comstitution-
ally directed by the President; the
Secretary of State is simply his agent,
and if his “mind doesn’t go along”
with the mind of the President, e
President gets another Secretary.
This has happened before.
roe Doctrine was not invented by
James Monroe, but by John Quincy
Adams. It was without official effect,
however, until the President adopted
it and made it the expression of the
American government and people, and
it has naturally borne his name. Mr.
Roosevelt’s biographer says that Mr.
Roosevelt directed the Panama rec-
The Mon- !
i —The will of Mrs. Mabel Cronise Jones,
Suffrage leader and writer, who died last
, week, ‘was admitted to probate lest Satur-
i day. Following the death of relatives
; stipulated by the will the bulk of her es-
i tate is to go to the Y. W. C. A. She is
; said to have left about $45,000.
! —William E. Doyle, 35 years old, a line-
| man, of Gaysport, near Altoona, was al-
| most instantly killed Friday night when
| he drove his motorcycle on the rocks at
| the side of the road to avoid colliding
with an automobile. His wife and daugh-
ter in the side car were injured, but not
| —The big anthracite blast furnace of
i the Robesonia Iron company near Reading
; has been blown in after a long idleness.
Its capacity is 2000 tons a week. Reduc-
tion in pay of common labor from 35 to 30
cents an hour became effective at the
! Carpenter Steel works on July 16th. Skill-
ed and semi-skilled labor was cut 5 cents
. an hour,
! —The building of the Pottstown Brew-
‘ing company, which before the passage of
! the Eighteenth amendment housed a plant
| that turned out thousands of barrels of
| beer a year, will now be used to dispense
the “staff of life.” The building has been
purchased by the Pottstown Wholesale
t Grocery company and will be used for the
i distribution of bread, meats and groceries.
—Daniel p 82 years old, a
B. Schaeffer,
Berks county farmer, has just finished cut-
; ting and stacking fifty-eight four-horse
loads of wheat, building the ten stacks
himself, and forty-eight four-horse loads
of hay. Both crops exceed those of last
! year. He has not missed a harvest since
‘ he was fourteen years old. Mr. Schaeffer,
, who works every day in the field with his
son and a hired man, has a 110 acre farm
near Fleetwood, and finds time in addition
to serve as director in a Fleetwood bank.
{ —Feeding his herd of fourteen goats was
a simple matter for a foreigner living on
, the outskirts of Hazleton, until the police
| broke up his system of taking a fence pal-
: ing off so the animals could get into a nice
vegetable garden for the day. The man
would nail on the paling again and go’ to
. work for the balance of his shift, taking
home the goats at night. When Mayor H.
: W. Heidenreich collected a fine of $42 for
ognition proceedings, instead of leav- one day's grazing, he remarked it would
ing this to John Hay. | be cheaper hereafter to buy feed for the
If it suits the purpose of Mr. Lan- animals.
sing to direct public attention again | practically burned over the eatire
to the very subordinate position he | body as the result of an explosion which
occupied in the Wilson Administra- | followed an attempt to start the fire with
tion, the country is not greatly con-
cerned therein; but we should think
from the forecast of the revelations
to be made by the former Secretary of
State that the disclosures will be no
more Starling than those regardin
the peace conference which he has al-
ready made. The public already knew
that Mr. Lansing was not in harmony
with his chief, ahd was only surpris-
ed that he held on until the President
told him to resign. No one had any
doubt that the Ishii a ment was
decided by President Wilson, and that
the Secretary of State played a very
subordinate part in drafti
did Secretary Bryan In. drasting the
submarine letters to Germany; and
after signing a few that he disapprov-
ed of, he declined to sign any more,
apd resigned. It never occurred to
“Bu Sasa vo vital:
ments about the character
agreement with Japan.
sof the
Qne is that
it recognized the “paramount inter- |
est” of Japan in China. It recognizes
the “special interest”—not the para-
mount—of Japan. And who can de-
ny the special interest? Japan is the
reer of the Occidental Powers in
statesmanship, military prowess and
commereial: development. China is a
it. So
: kerosene at his home Sunday afternoon,
George Caleanos, aged 40, a miner from
i Cresson, died at the Altoona hospital. at
{1:10 Monday morning. = He had been ad-
| mitted to the hospital about four hours
after the catastrophe. His chest, abdo-
| men, part of the back and his legs were
| enveloped with first ‘and second degree
burns. He was a member of the Orthodox
Greek church. q
—Edward Ford, of South Forks, aged 35
vears, was killed instantly on a trestle in
that town Friday night when attempting
to save Mrs. Mary Manske from a similar
fate when a train bore down on them.
ord had reached the landing and could
have escaped with ease, but he returned
to help the woman, who then fell through.
i Mrs. Manske wag injured badly and is in a
hospital. It is Pelieved she will recover.
The husband of Mrs. Manske stood 'mear
© “ihe trestle; but.was unable to help either
Tord or his wife.
{ —A chase of mere than thirty miles
from Dalmatia, Northumberland county,
| early last Thursday after an automobile
{ containing two men who were seen to Set
| fire to the Delmatia Paint company’s fac-
i tory resulted in the arrest of Dr. M.’ L.
i Emerick, of Lancaster, Pa., and J.'B.
| Stauffer, his chauffeur. The doctor denied
! that he had been there but his identity was
neighboring country, while the Unit- i alleged to have been proven and both were
ed States is across the Pacific and Eu- | held by Judge Cummings, of Northumber-
rope is on the other side of the world. {land county, in $2500 bail for criminal
Of course Japan has a more direct, or | court on charges of arson. Dr. Emerick
special, interest in China than other | used to live at Hickory Corners and made
of the people it will have been worth
nations have. The other misstate-
ment is that the recognition of Ja-
pan’s interest in China was understood
as a waiver of the “open door” policy.
| Thisis not true, and it never was true.
The United States has insisted on the |
open door policy, and Japan has asr
. sented to this. There has never been
| any waiver of it, in the Ishii agree-
ment, or before that, or since that.
There has been criticism of Mr. Wil-
‘i son for recognizing that Japan had a
| “special interest” in China; but in
view of our jealousy of our special in-
terest in the Western Hemisphere, it
would have been rather awkward for
us to refuse to recognize Japan's spe-
cial interest in a country so near Ja-
pan as China, and so impotent, so cer-
tain to be subject to some outside
A Painful Less of Interest.
Irom the New York World.
What the Senate committee on Fi-
nance actually found among the more
or less secret documents bearing on
the Allied debts to the United States
proved to be not what some members
of the committee had hoped and ex-
pected to find. :
‘The whispered campaign of bile and
slander against the record of the Wil-
son Administration in the last Presi-
dential election included nothing more
persistent and vindictive than that the
President was intriguing with the Al-
lied debtors, and particularly Great
Britain, to let them off with a clean
slate. This was borne in upon the
Irish and hyphenated vote with special
force and with consequences which
may not be exactly calculated.
We can accordingly understand the
eager expectancies with which Sena-
tors Reed and LaFollette viewed the
production of all pertinent documents
bearing upon the matter and demand-
ed their sifting to the last incriminat-
ing item. But all that appeared was
a letter from Premier Lloyd George to
President Wilson suggesting a gener-
al cancellation of inter-allied debts,
and a telegram from Chancellor Aus-
ten Chamberlain of the British Ex-
chequer to a private British citizen in
the United States suggesting the same
thing. .
There followed a noticeable subsi-
dence of interest in the matter on the
part of Mr. Reed and the Republican
members of the committee. It became
almost painfully observable when re-
cently they were informed on the au-
thority of Secretary Mellon’s Treasury
Department that all the evidence in
hand indicated that President Wilson
had never been inclined to regard the
Lloyd George suggestion favorably.
——The ‘Watchman” is in a class
' by ltself—high class.
trips to Bellefonte as a specialist. PP
—Results of an analysis made hy.Dry C.
L. Alsberg. of Washington, chief federal
chemist, disclosed that botulinus poison-
ing caused the death of three persons sev-
eral days ago in Greensburg after ‘eating
ripe olives at a dinner at a birthday cele-
bration in the home of Joseph D. Went-
ling. Dr. R. C. Rosenberger, of Jefferson
Medical College, Philadelphia, made .an
analysis of samples of the olives, but found
no botulinus germs. He did find other poi-
sonous germs in the olives, however, and
two guinea pigs fed with them died, one
six hours after eating the olives. The sale
of the olives, which were purchased in
Pittsburgh, was discontinued. .
—Clarence Yeatter, 30 years old, of Lew-
, istown, is at the Lewistown hospital with
his body practically riddled with spalls of
limestone rock sustained last Thursday
when he was blown thirty feet into the air
by a heavy charge of dynamite which ex-
ploded when he was bending over it re-
lighting a fuse.” Yeatter was working at
the Mount Rock Limestone quarries when
in the regular course of the day’s blasting
a fuse went out after burning short and
Yeatter attempted to refire it and get
away. The force of the explosion blew
thousands of spalls from the rock ledge
and many of these broke through the skin
causing him to bleed profusely. He will
—Impaled on a thin wire that penetrat-
ed his hand in such a way that he could
not release himself while trying to extin-
guish a fire in tankage at the city garage
plant on Fritz’s Island, near Reading,
George Zimmerman, alone in one section
of the plant, shouted for help for half an
hour before Mrs. Earl Freeman, who lives
‘mearby, heard him and took help. The
wire was cut off, but could not be taken
out of his hand uhtil Zimmerman was tak-
en to a hospital. - He was rescued just in
time to save him from suffocation in the
burning tankage. Other employees extin-
guished the flames. Boilers in the plant,
with water shut off through the fire, came
near exploding before Zimmerman could
be gotten out.
—After rescuing a 16 year old compan-
ion from drowning, Robert B. Shreiner, a
Lafayette College student, and son of
George A. Shreiner, former superintendent
of the State Department of public grounds
and buildings, in Harrisburg, lost his life
in the Juniata river while on a camping
trip at Iroquois, Dauphin county, last
Thursday. Shreiner hauled Frank Barber
from deep water after the boy's strength
gave out. When he had him in shallow
water, other members of the party took
Barber and dragged him to the bank, for-
getting the rescuer, who it was thought,
was seized with cramps. When it was no-
ticed that he was sinking, he was in deep
water and none of the boys on the bank
could swim. It was an hour and a half
before his body was found by a number
of railroad men who were summoned to aid
in the search.