Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 31, 1922, Image 1

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_ —If you've just got to be fooled
some day during this year 1922 fall
for it tomorrow instead of on the 7th
of next November. ; :
_ —If the coal strike goes on tomor-
row oil stoves may come into their
own and through them John D. Rock-
erfeller will come into a little more of
ours. He needs it. 5
~ —Judged by the state highway im-
mediately on either side of the marker
of the line between Centre and Mifflin
counties the traveler would think Mif-
flin a Paradise and Centre a slough
of despond.
© —Congress passed the soldiers’ bo-
nus bill last week by a vote of three
hundred thirty-three to seventy. It
remains to be seen what the Senate
will do with this attempt of the House
to feed the service men “flapdoodle.”
—Senator Fisher declines to with-
draw for harmony’s sake and the plot
thickens. Fisher and Pinchot both
say they are going to stick and Mack-
ey, Beidleman and Snyder are so far
up in the air that they can’t say any-
—The Democrats of Centre county
have not been able to bring out a can-
didate for the Senatorial nomination
in this District so W. W. Betts Esq., of
Clearfield, has decided to file papers.
Mr. Betts has been holding off with the
feeling that Centre was entitled to
preferment, but since no aspirant has
announced he has decided to enter the
—Fighting the devil with his own
fire is the reason the Anti-Saloon
League gives for having presumed so
far as to protest the appointment of
federal judges and contribute money
for the election of preferred Congress-
men. Presumption and inconsistency
are not virtues but Mr. Wheeler is
after results and will probably appeal
for absolution later.
—Arthur C. Herle, supervisor of
Prohibition enforcement in Pennsyl-
-vania, has been transferred to Texas.
He was one of the officers instrumen-
tal in gathering information against
former Director McConnell’s admin-
istration. Probably the Department
would have sent Walnut to the Phil-
ippines had it had the same control
over him that it had over Herle.
—Our private boot-legger has been
hanging ‘round the office a bit more
than usual of late. Of course he
knows that only two weeks intervene
before we will hie away with rod and
line and, he thinks, bottle. But he’s
wrong. Dead wrong! We're for up-
holding the law and the law no long-
er recognizes the bottle as a neces-
sary accessory before, during and
after the fact of catchin’ trout.
—Let us all make up our minds,
right now, to make it very plain to
those who are ambitious to go to the
Legislature and to Congress that we
are sick and tired of Bureaus and
Commissions, that we want them to
represent us and not some political
machine, that we want the necessity |
of making reports and statements of
everything we do cut out and that we
want at least fifty cents’ worth of vis-
ible results for every dollar we pay in
—Mr. Bell’s final determination not
to enter the contest for United States
Senator has only thrown the Repub- |
lican organization, in Pennsylvania, if
‘there be one, from one horn of the di-
lemma to another. While his retire-
ment as a possibility removes the con-
sequent disaster of a fight between
Bell and Reed forces in Allegheny
county Mr. Bell is a very rich man
and very rich men are much to be de-
sired in the kind of a fight the Repub-
licans will have on their hands next
—The “Shifters,” playfully conceiv-
ed by New England school children,
is sweeping the country like wild-fire.
Innocent and harmless in its inception
its rules of order have been amended
to the point where practices that are
causing public alarm are indulged.
We have not been initiated, but we
have learned enough about the “Shift-
ers” in the public schools of Belle- |
‘had a mortgage on the favor.
fonte to warn parents of little girls of
the dangerous indulgences their
daughters are bound to permit if trap-
ped by a fellow member.
—The people of Centre county need
to be getting the Bellefonte hospital
on their minds. It is getting in a pre-
.carious condition financially and soon
a drive will have to be driven for its
benefit. We can’t have the advantage
of such a splendid institution without
very generous support and that sup-
port will have to be more generous
than ever if the deficit of two thous-
and a year caused by the reduction
of the state aid by that amount
is to be taken care of without reduc-
ing the service of the hospital.
—Ordinarily practicing economies
is a matter of necessity and, in most
instances, a very unpleasant task.
There is one economy, however, we
could effect that would bring much
pleasure to the workers of this com-
munity and cause serious inconven-
ience to no one and that is the prac-
tice of saving a little daylight. We
understand that there is some desire
for it in Bellefonte. Let’s make it
general and try it on our own for
awhile. Other towns have been doing
it ever since it was inaugurated as a
war measure and have found the be-
neficent effects so great as to wholly
overwhelm isolated cases of inconven-
ience it might cause.
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VOL. 67.
Attorney General Daugherty’s Notion.
Referring to the recent dismissal of
assistant district attorney T. Henry
Walnut, of Philadelphia, Attorney
General Daugherty said to a newspa-
per correspondent: “Considering the
unjustified insinuations of Mr. Walnut
the action of the grand jury and the
court proceedings made public today
as a consummation of the work of the
Department of Justice, according to
the plans of the Department of Jus-
tice, without the assistance of Mr.
Walnut and in spite of his interfer-
ence, completely hulls that walnut.”
Possibly that is true but it depends a
good deal on the point of view. A
walnut isn’t much use until it is
hulled, and the operation usually
leaves a stain on the fingers of the
In the case in point Mr. Walnut, a
Republican assistant United States
district attorney, began an investiga-
tion into the violation of the Volstead
act a year or more ago. He had con-
ducted the inquiry with skill and abil-
ity until it led up to the inculpation
of certain prominent politicians. Then
a halt was called by direction of the
Department of Justice of which Mr.
Daugherty is the head. Mr. Walnut
was admonished against presenting
evidence to the grand jury involving
these pet politicians. He insisted on
fulfilling his sworn obligations and
was summarily dismissed. If he had
consented he would have stultified
himself and saved the politicians. By
refusing he vindicated his honor and
lost his job. Upon the publication of
the facts the Department of Justice
was compelled to do just what Mr.
Walnut intended to do.
And this is what Attorney General
Daugherty imagines was hulling a
walnut, It was perverting justice,
penalizing integrity and prostituting
power. A mere politician and cor-
poration lobbyist, Mr. Daugherty has
no conception of the moral obligations
of a lawyer. Because the politicians
in question have since been indicted
and may be brought to trial and pun-
ishment, he imagines the public will
justify the treatment of Mr. Walnut.
But the public isn’t as stupid as he
thinks. ‘Every intelligent observer
knows that if Mr. Walnut hadn’t pro-
tested against the injustice to him and
thus exposed the perfidy of the De-
partment of Justice, W. C. McConnell
would never have been indicted or dis-
turbed. And this suspicion in the
public mind is made positive convic-
tion by the transfer to Texas, on Mon-
day, of Arthur C. Hearle, supervisor
of the Prohibition office for Pennsyl-
vania, who was instrumental in col-
lecting the evidence of Director Mec-
Mr. Baker and His Olive Branch.
Mr. W. Harry Baker, secretary of
the Republican State committee and
residuary legatee of the Penrose po-
litical estate, visited Philadelphia the
other evening, according to a more or
less esteemed contemporary of that
city, bearing a large assortment of
olive branches. After assembling the
alleged leaders of the party he sub-
mitted the foliage for inspection and
declared that he is ready for peace or
war, hot dog or harmony. If all the
others who have been named as can-
didates for Governor will withdraw,
he said, his entry in the free-for-all
will take himself out of the race. If
all the others are not willing to do
this Mr. Beidleman is in the fight to
the finish.
This “listens” like a fair proposi-
Mr. Beidleman was first in the
field and to all intents and purposes
It is
claimed that he withdrew four years
ago on the promise that he should
have an unopposed nomination this
year and that both Governor Sproul
and Senator Penrose were parties to
the agreement. It is now said that
just previous to his death Senator
Penrose expressed a willingness to
fulfill the obligation. But the Gov-
ernor has not shown a like disposition.
He has not expressed a preference for
any other candidate though he has
been urged to do so. But Beidleman
demands “the bond,” and Mr. Baker
believes that it is within reason.
The offer to withdraw Beidleman if
the others are withdrawn is therefore
fairly generous. The single proviso
is equally just. It is that in the with-
drawal of Mackey the Vares shall not
put forward and demand the nomina-
tion of an equally servile follower.
There must be a clean sweep and a
complete surrender of personal own-
ership in public office. Senator Vare
is not particular as to names and one
of his henchmen is as good as another
so long ashe implicitly obeys orders
and literally comes up to expectations.
Mr. Baker wants a guarantee that all
will be on an equal footing when the
deal is made and then “every fellow
for himself and the devil take the
——Subseribe for the “Watchman”
After the Fittest of the Bunch.
It would be fortunate, indeed, if the
present confusion and impending pan- |
ic in the Republican party of Penn-
| sylvania should compel the machine
| to nominate for Governor a candidate
‘of the type of Attorney General
George E. Alter. His record in public
and private life is unassaliable. He
is a lawyer of distinguished ability
and a public servant of wide exper-
ience and high ideals. If he were
nominated and elected the people of
the State would be assured of an hon-
est administration of the office, in so .
far as a Governor is able to guarantee
that result.
gate plans to “eat up” the money of
the people. He would have no absurd
ambitions to divert him from his offi-
cial duties.
In the present demoralized condition
of public affairs in Pennsylvania no
Republican Governor could possibly
correct the evils which have grown
out of a long continued period of cor-
ruption. It has degenerated into a
vicious system of graft in which many
persons are involved. A cleaning up
would inculpate a considerable num-
ber of party leaders in crimes, misde-
meanors and malfeasances. No bene-
ficiary of these evils, however free
from personal touch or participation,
could entirely end or materially check
them. But we firmly believe that
George E. Alter, given the opportuni-
ties which would come to him as Gov-
ernor, could and would do all that is
humanly possible in that direction.
The election of John A. McSparran,
as Governor of Pennsylvania, would
achieve the result, however. He
would enter upon the duties of the
office absolutely free from obligations
to the grafters, big or little. Party
prejudice and political fellowship will
be equally impotent to restrain him.
His interests and inclinations will be
in full accord in the matter. For
these reasons the people ought and !
we believe will prefer him to any Re-
publican candidate. But of all the
candidates named for the Republican
nomination Mr. Alter is far and away
the fittest. Because of this fact we
hope he will be nominated for in that
event grafters will get a jolt however
the vote results.
——Young Mr. Reed, of Pittsburgh,
wants to be elected Senator in Con-
gress because his father was once a
partner of the late Senator Knox.
That is a meager basis of claim but
better than some of the other candi-
dates have to stand on.
rem asian
Four Power Pact Ratified.
By a vote of sixty-seven against
twenty-seven the Senate on Saturday
ratified the four-power treaty recent-
ly adopted by the Washington confer-
ence, though in a bungling way that
will require correction. The vote was
taken after a prolonged and somewhat
acrimonious debate and the majori-
ty was four more than the necessary
two-thirds. Twelve Democrats voted
with the majority, including the floor
leader of the party, Mr. Underwood,
of Alabama, who was a member of the
.conference, and four Republicans
joined the minority, so that it was not
a strictly partisan matter. But it is
not easy to see why those who voted
against the League of Nations should
favor this treaty.
As a matter of fact the only real
difference lies in the fact that the cov-
enant of the League comprehended
the whole civilized world and made
provision to prevent war everywhere.
This treaty is limited in its operations
to four or five governments and pro-
fesses to be binding on none of them.
Of course an obligation which is not
binding is absurd, but that is proba-
bly the reason why the Republican
Senators, or a great majority of
them, favored it. It is precisely like
the campaign promises of the Presi-
dent to the soldiers and the people
and naturally appeals to men who are
insincere or actually dishonest. It
serves a temporary purpose and when
brought to the test will fail.
It is just as well that it is ratified,
however, and there is no just cause of
complaint against those Democrats
who voted for it. Mr. Underwood had
a selfish reason for his action and Mr.
Williams may have been influenced by
a desire to maintain consistency. The
Democrats who voted in the negative
probably hoped that if it were defeat-
ed the wider and better treaty made
by the distinguished gentlemen in
Versailles two years ago would ulti-
mately be adopted. In this they may
not be mistaken. Time will vindicate
the merits as well as the wisdom’ of
that great treaty, and when the four-
power pact fails, as it will, the other
can be taken up and adopted. The in-
terests of the world require this.
——Woman suffrage has been de-
feated in South Africa but the women
have no reason to be discouraged. The
incident only presents the dark side
of the subject.
He would have no profli-
France Recognizes Our Right to
The announcement made yesterday
| to the effect that France recognizes
the right of this country to collect
‘charges for maintenance of our army
of occupation on the Rhine, will
. probably be a bit reassuring to those
i who have been under the impression
that Uncle Sam was cracking at a
; deaf nut, but recognizing our right to
i collect doesn’t mean much. Who are
we to collect from? The Allies, the
Germans or the League of Nations?
The Germans are supposed to have
covered the costs of occupation in
their reparation obligations, and as
. that was given to the League it would
| seem that the League must dispose of
our bill. Inasmuch as we are not a
signatory to the treaty of Versailles
{ we are not in the position of having a
{ friend at court so will probably have
i to get whatever consolation we can
| out of France’s declaration that we
have a right to collect.
It would have been more to the
point if France had told us when,
where and how we are to get it.
ttt eens.
——The mention of Judge Henry
C. Quigley’s name as a possible dark
horse who might close the breaches
and unite the factions warring over a
Republican gubernatorial candidate in
Pennsylvania has caused a large and
varied assortment of comments. Read-
ers of the “Watchman” will recall that
more than a year ago we stated that
Judge Quigley was in training for
something higher. He has presided
over the courts in many parts of the
State and in so doing has found op-
portunity to widen his circle of ac-
quaintances very materially. He
makes a good impression and the hon-
or of having his name mentioned for
so high an office as Governor is nat-
urally the fruit of his work as a judge
in distant courts. We believe him to
be far better gubernatorial timber
‘than a lot that his party is now try-
ing to get to the market.
——The manner in which the Ga-
Scott, one of its party’s aspirants for
Senatorial honors, in this district,
would be more convincing of sincerity
if there were not such strong suspi-
cion of a large-sized African conceal-
ed somewhere in our contemporary’s
wood-pile. Be that as it may what
we are interested in knowing is what
is the Gazette going to do in the event
that the Hon. Harry gets the nomina-
tion of its party. Can it support him,
after all the charges it has made?
—Wouldn’t it be a joke on them all
if the Hon. Giff. Pinchot should grab
off the Republican nomination for
Governor while the makers of Gover-
nors for Pennsylvania are squabbling
over the makins?
etree eee pees,
——Mr. Walnut, of Philadelphia, is
not a Democrat but he is an honest
man, and that is “equally as bad” in
the estimation of the Republican ma-
——Now let us hope that the Pres-
stand the arduous labors of his office
for a couple of weeks at least.
——Senator Pepper is said to be
well-healed but he can’t expect his
relatives to be as liberal as those of
his friend Newberry were.
——Mr. Pinchot doesn’t seem to
have put much “pinch” in the Repub-
lican machine but he has certainly
given it a hard “shot.”
men t—— pee ————
——The loan sharks and the Repub-
lican Congressmen are equally anx-
ious to get the Fordney bonus bill on
the statute books.
remaster eens meen
——State Treasurer Snyder still
imagines that he is a candidate for
Governor, which is one of the mys-
teries of polities.
——The present period of fine
weather may be only a prelude to the
coming complaint that the peach crop
has been killed.
——The volume of paper marks in
Germany rather discounts the state-
ment that there is a shortage in pa-
per over there.
m——— A ———————
——1In the event of a coal strike
Attorney General Daugherty may be
relied upon to see that the corpora-
tions get theirs.
Sr —————— A ——————
——Attorney General Daugherty
may have “hulled” that Philadelphia
Walnut but he hasn’t cracked it.
——All the Republican candidates
appear to be depending upon the wom-
en voters of the party.
rétte is jumping into the Hon. Harry |
ident has acquired strength enough to
NO. 13.
“No Alliance.”
| From the Philadelphia Record.
What is an alliance? It has been
supposed to be an agreement between
two or more nations—or would Sena-
tor Ashurst insist “among” two or
more ?—for certain specified purpos-
es. Sometimes an alliance is offen-
sive and defensive. Sometimes it is—
or professes to be—defensive only. It
might be for purposes not directly
concerning war.
If this Four-Power treaty is not an
alliance, what is it? The Senate
says: “There is no commitment to
armed force, no alliance, no obligation
to join in any defense.” But it is an
agreement between four Governments
to do, or not do, certain things. That
looks like an alliance for the purposes
named. Furthermore, if there shall
be a difference of opinion among the
four, the two that differ, “shall invite
the high contracting parties to a joint
conference to which the whole subject
will be referred for consideration and
adjustment.” But if the two that
have a controversy do not agree to the
adjustment, the whole thing ends in
talk, does it?
Furthermore, if the rights of any of
the four “are threatened by the ag-
gressive action of any other Power
the high contracting parties shall
communicate with one another fully
and frankly in order to arrive at an
understanding as to the most efficient
measures to be taken jointly and sep-
arately to meet the exigencies of the
particular situation.” But, then, after
fully and frankly communicating with
each other, there is an end of the mat-
ter so far as we are concerned. We
agree to communicate fully and
frankly; and that is all. We will not
defend the threatened rights of any
one of the other three nations, or of
all of them. We are not committing
ourselves to any armed force, and we
are under no obligations to join in any
No such agreements were ever
made between nations, and no one out-
I side of the United States, and not
{ many inside, can understand what the
| agreement means, except as an ex-
i pression of the United States at the
i present moment. It was never before
thought to be necessary for several
| nations to agree by treaty to consult
i with each other over a menace to their
| respective interests and to stop there.
i They are in the habit of deing that
! without any treaty. The object of the
| proposed conference is “to arrive at
ian understanding as to the most effi-
| cient measures to be taken, jointly
and separately.” And there the mat-
ter ends. We do not agree to do any-
! thing except to confer, and we do not
need a treaty for that purpose; we
could confer if there were no treaty.
So the Four-Power treaty is an ex-
pression of good intentions and noth-
ing more. There is no commitment to
use force, no agreement to stand by
each other, no obligation to protect or
enforce the treaty. Do the American
people realize how ridiculous their
. Senate makes them in the eyes of the
i world ?
! The Flannagins.
From the Louisville Courier-Journal.
| . While Republican spoilsmen in Lou-
‘isville are up in arms to oust every
Democratic job-holder who may yet
linger in any of the departments of
ithe city government, the Internal
Revenue Bureau of the National gov-
| ernment is reported as losing millions
i of dollars from chaotic conditions re-
i sulting from turning the bureau over
i to the spoilsmen.
Finding places for party job-hunt-
ers has been one thing that the Ad-
{ ministration has done with conspicu-
| ous success.
| The President has even set an ex-
ample. More than once he has taken
| pains to write to office-holders, having
commissions from the preceding Ad-
ministration, warning them to get out
of office before their commissions had
expired. Departments have been
swamped with applicants for jobs.
Berths for these sinecure-hunters
have been provided in great number.
Civil service rules have been evaded,
and even set aside to make room for
“the faithful” and the inefficient.
And now, the reports are, the gov-
ernment faces a loss of not less than
one billion dollars in the Department
of Internal Revenue alone, where in-
efficient workers, placed there by par-
tisan favor, have mishandled the De-
partment’s business.
In the meantime, expenditures of
the government have, as Secretary
Mellon recently warned Congress, in-
creased rather than decreased. Ac-
cording to Mr. Mellon’s estimates, the
government faces a deficit of $28,000,-
000 for 1921 and $184,000,000 for
What will the harvest be at the end
of four years, if this is the result of
the first twelve months under “More
business in politics ?”
mb A ————i
Sweet Beulah Land.
William Allen White, in Judge.
The 1920 census reveals the fact
that in three Kentucky counties no
one has a motor car. Sure here is the
“land that is fairer than day!” No
motor car, no Greek temples on the
corners dispensing gasoline and mis-
information about the roads. No ga-
rages where they keep time on a re-
pair job with the speedometer; no din-
ner talk about the new models; no ac-
idents and deaths. Probably there
are no telephones and no prohibition,
and no votes for women, and the
world still is unsafe for democracy.
—Either by a misstep or as the result
of a stroke of paralysis, M. William Pease,
aged 71 years, of Lock Haven, fell down
stairs at his home and died shortly after-
ward of a broken skull.
—William Dotts, almost 92 years old,
who has been seriously ill at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Radebach, of Os-
ceola Mills, is showing fine recuperative
power and getting well again. He was for
many years a resident of Glen Hope.
—Dr. F. T. Aschman, of Pittsburgh, has
been elected a chairman of the board of
chemists of the state bureau of foods, suc-
ceeding the late Dr. William Frear, of
State College, who held the place many
years. Dr. C. L. La Wall, of Philadelphia,
is secretary.
—Fire early last Friday morning de-
stroyed the former Mann mansion, near
Mill Hall, now the property of Thomas
Kelley, coal operator of that place, at a
loss of $50,000. The home, one of the fin-
est in that loeality, was consumed togeth-
er with all of its contents.
—The Derry township, Westmoreland
county, school board is back of a prose-
cution of one of its teachers, Miss Lulu
Berg, who administered corporal punish-
ment to an unruly pupil. The lad’s moth-
er, Mrs. Shaminski, went to the Brenzier
school after hours and beat up the teach-
er. She had a preliminary hearing Sat-
—The home of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Mur-
ray, of Lecontes Mills, Clearfield county,
was destroyed by fire a few days ago, with
almost all its contents. Mr. Murray was
away from home and his wife, her mother,
Mrs. Mary Dale, of Philipsburg, and a lad
employed on the farm were the only ones
at home. The aged mother was taken to a
neighboring farm.
—0Qil, said to be of an unusually high
grade, has been brought in with a natural
flow of more than 100 barrels a day from
a well located in a 100-acre tract in the
heart of the Twenty-eighth ward of Pitts-
burgh. The well, drilled by the Arkansas
Natural Gas company, is claimed to be the
strongest ever tapped in that district and
is also reported to be the first oil well to
be brought in within the city limits.
. —The funeral of Miss Elizabeth Cogley,
said to be the second woman in
the United States to learn teleg-
raphy and the second oldest operator in
the country, was held at Lewistown on
Sunday. She was 89 years old. She mas-
tered the code at Spottswood in 1852, and
in 1854 took charge of the Lewistown office.
She received the first message sent by Gov-
ernor Curtin asking for troops to defend
the Union.
—Since the Susquehanna river is reced-
ing, prospectors are out daily in boats
seeking to locate beds of coal brought
down the river by the spring freshets.
Claims are staked in the river much as the
gold claims were staked in the west years
ago. The stakes stick out of the water,
marking the boundaries of the claim. Each
bears the name of the man locating it. It
is not necessary to file the claim, as each
“prospector” respects the claim staked by
—James Pyers, 45 years old, was in-
stantly killed in the mines at Dilltown,
where he was employed, when he mount-
ed a trip of cars run by his own son. The
son did not know of the presence of his
father on the cars and when he started the
elder man’s head was crushed against the
roof of the heading and his neck broken.
The accident was not discovered until the
trip reached the surface and the dead
body was found lying across a car. His
wife and eleven children survive the un-
fortunate man.
—The valuable herd of thoroughbred
Guernsey dairy cows on the Wolverton
farm at Alexandria, Huntingdon county,
were condemned by the state veterinarian
on Wednesday. The entire herd of 42 was
tested over a week ago by veterinarian
Williams, of Huntingdon, and all but two
were found to be tubercular. After the
herd had been condemned it was sold to
Frank Culp and Harvey Scott, of Peters-
burg, and shipped to Lancaster, where it
will be kept in quarantine until disposed
of. The loss is estimated at $5,000.
—While the congregation of the First
Methodist Episcopal church at York, Pa.
was holding an informal reception for the
bride of the pastor, Rev. B. H. Hart, on
Sunday, a thief broke into the pastor's
study and stole a basket containing be-
tween $500 and $800, which had been col-
lected at the morning services. The col-
lectors had placed the money in its usual
place, expecting the pastor to follow im-
mediately and take possession of it. The
reception to Mrs. Hart detained him and
the thief had no trouble in making a clean
get-away. ;
—Samuel F. Frey, of Lancaster, through
his attorney, William C. Rehm, has enter-
ed suit in the common pleas court to re-
cover $12,000 from the State Banking Com-
missioner, John 8. Fisher, who at the
present time is a candidate for the Repub-
lican nomination for Governor. Frey con-
tends that Fisher knew of the Agricultur-
al Trust company’s condition several
months before the crash came. He further
alleges that the directors of the bank held
a meeting several months before the bank’s
doors were closed and decided the institu-
tion was $125,000 in debt.
—Sentenced by Judge Baldridge in the
Blair county court, on Monday to three
separate terms of not less than five years
nor more than seven years in the western
penitentiary for crimes committed, Charles
Nicewonger, highwayman, burglar and in-
cendiary turned to the court -and said,
“Does that mean fifteen years in all?” “It
does,” replied the court. Then Nicewong-
er's fist shot out and he landed a blow on
the breast of District Attorney Marion D.
Patterson, who was standing nearby. Offi-
cers quickly handcuffed Nicewonger then
the court added an extra year to his sen-
—Fire of undetermined origin on Satur-
day destroyed the old plant of the Wat-
sontown Door and Sash company, causing
an estimated loss of $100,000. The compa-
ny at the present time is erecting a new
plant, but this was not ready for occu-
pancy. Three hundred men were thrown
out of employment. Four motor fire
trucks from Milton responded to the alarm.
The new bungalow department of the
plant, together with $500,000 worth of lum-
ber stored in the yards, were saved
through the efforts of the firemen. The
company has announced the destroyed
building will be rebuilt at once. Arrange-
ments have been made to resume work this
week in a portion of the bungalow depart-