Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 23, 1922, Image 1

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    Bema Ncw
—Summer is here.
—-Since Lenine has been ordered to
take a rest we presume all Russia will
enjoy it.
—Any way the nearer the cellar
they get the more at home the Ath-
letics must feel.
——As an apologizer for iniquity
Senator Pepper has all the old time
machine leaders shoved off the map.
—~Saturday’s storms made many of
the wheat fields in Nittany valley
look like they had been rolled with a
ponderous roller.
——Enforcing the dry law in the
American Embassy in London might
entice Ambassador Harvey to resign.
Anyway the experiment is worth try-
——If the voters of Pennsylvania
are just to themselves and fair to
their posterity the million dollars
spent for the Republican primary will
be wasted.
—By keeping the streams almost
always in a muddy condition nature
is doing more for the conservation of
trout than all man made laws could
accomplish. :
—If we knew the fellow who re-
marked that he didn’t think much of
bald-heads as a shining example sure-
ly we’d tell him that he said a mouth-
ful when he spilled that.
—No matter how many home runs
Babe Ruth may make this season he
can never regain the admiration of the
fans. He’s too poor a sport to retain
the loyalty of real sport enthusiasts.
——It seems that everybody agrees
to the sale of booze on Amercan ships
outside of the three mile limit.
Another concession to the rich. The
poor can’t get beyond the three mile
—Wheat having tumbled to a dol-
lar fifteen in the local market farm
owners are naturally seeing small
chance of emerging from the gloom
they have been in for the past two
—The audit of the State Treasury
is daily revealing the loose manner in
which the State’s business has been
managed and emphasizing the neces-
sity of a complete change of adminis-
tration at Harrisburg.
—The kids of Bellefonte have a fine
new play ground and we hope they’ll
enjoy it to the limit. The life of child-
hood should be nothing but happiness,
for, who knows what sorrow and dis-
tress may be theirs in later years.
—Mars was very near to us the
other day. In fact the planet was on-
ly forty-two million miles off and sci-
entists who were watching it say that
there-is- probably dess light
there than there is on earth. Maybe
the Martians are having a coal strike.
—-Glass manufacturers are respon-
sible for the statement that there are
ten times as many whiskey glasses be-
ing used today as there were before
Mr. Volstead got busy. This merely
indicates that the average man isn’t
as clever at washing glasses as the old
bar tender used tu be.
— President Pilsudsky, of Poland,
has come into fifty miliion dollars
through the death of a rich Boston
relative. Of course we know Pilsud-
sky can use every cent of it and we
don’t begrudge him one of them, but
that’s no reason why we shouldn’t
wonder a bit how so many people hap-
pen on rich relatives.
— After having heard Dr. Willard
declare that beauty is only knee high
we stood in the Broad Street station
train shed for an hour, Wednesday
afternoon, and watched the commu-
ters dashing for the Paoli, Shawmont,
Narberth and Chestnut Hill locals.
Then we concluded that if Doc. Wil-
lard is right there is very little beau-
ty in the world.
—Former Governor Osborn, of
Michigan, says the white race is pred-
atory and epiphytic. Before we read
this bit of wisdom dropped by the
Michigander we thought only a cer-
tain class of the white race predatory
and we still entertain the same no-
tion, but about that epiphytic matter,
we'll let you go to the dictionary
yourself and deny or affirm the
—Mrs. Peter Olesen has won the
Democratic nomination for United
States Senator for Minnesota. She
will undertake to defeat the Republi-
can sitting, Senator Kellogg, and
harking back to the old Ole Oleson ad-
vice to a friend who was trying to
land from a boat that would not stay
moored we would suggest to Mrs.
Peter that she “yump, you can make
it in two yumps.”
—The Ku Klux Klan has invited
the Rev. John T. Davis, federal pro-
hibition director for Pennsylvania, to
a tar and feather party. The parson,
doubtless, has devoured his share of
the white meat of chicken in his time,
—most men of the cloth have—but
whether he would have the same rel-
ish for the feathers of the fowl will
be revealed by his acceptance or re-
jection of the invitation to this party.
—At least something with which we
can agree has come out of the present
administration. Secretary Weeks has
declared his belief that the direct pri-
mary is a fake, so far as getting men
of high qualifications into office is
concerned. We are in entire accord
with this assertion. There have been
more official misfits in the few years
we have had the direct primary than
there were in all the years the old
party convention was running things.
| contribution
stand that his: successor is anxious to ,
That un-
written law of the Penrose machine
VOL. 67.
NO. 23.
Pinchot is Amusing Anyway.
Mr. Gifford Pinchot in politics, like
the late Artemus Ward’s kangaroo,
“is a amusin’ little cuss.” He seems
to imagine that the voters of Pennsyl-
vania are exceedingly credulous, if
not actually feeble minded. For ex-
ample, he is now seriously attempting
to fool the people into the belief that
he is solving the _onfused fiscal prob-
lems of the State by appointing a
commission, the members of which
are to work without pay, for the os-
tensible purpose of “making a survey :
of the State finances.” The best that
commission can possibly do is to rec-
ommend something to the Legisla-
ture, to be acted upon subsequently :
by Senators Vare, Leslie and Eyre,
who will dispose of it precisely as
they treated his recommendation of |
General Miner for the chairmanship
of the State committee.
In this matter Mr. Pinchot not only
usurps functions of government, a
grave evil, but imposes upon the la-
dies and gentlemen whom he pre-
asks them to give valuable time and
service without recompense while the
sumes to call into public service.
records show that he vas unwilling to
do so himself. When he entered up-
on the duties of the office of Commis-
sioner of Forestry the salary was
$5000.00 a year. At that fair com-
pensation he had a splendid opportu-
nity to give valuable service to the
State. But he forgot his pretense of
altruism and lobbyed a bill to increase
the salary through the Legislature
and in violation of the constitution he
had sworn to “support, obey and de-
fend,” took the benefit of his perfidy
by a conspiracy with the Governor he '
has since denounced.
His action upon the question of
financing the campaign is equally in-
sincere and dishonest. For the decep-
tion of the idealists and to the amuse- |
ment of “machinists” he declares that
he will not permit an assessment of
office holders for campaign funds. The
astute and congenial chairman Baker
thereupon assures him that the three
per cent. tribute of the office holders
is purely voluntary and he is satisfied.
Every office holder will therefore re-
ceive the usual notice to
ahd be given to under-
pay if he fails or hesitates.
promptly speeds up liberality and the
remittances come, even if grudgingly.
——Secretary Weeks publicly la-
ments the degeneracy of Congress and
a good many other people entertained
the same feeling when he was Sena-
Time to Strangle an Evil.
The nomination of Gifford Pinchot,
as the Republican candidate for Gov-
ernor, cost a vast sum of money. Ac- |
cording to his own sworn statement
his own family contributed $125,000.
Other friends contributed directly to
him $10,000. Joseph R. Grundy, pres-
ident of the Manufacturers’ Associa-
tion, donated $80,000. Colonel Elver-
son, of Philadelphia, placed $21,000 in
the pool. Various other friends of the
forester throughout the State, accord-
ing to conservative estimates, contrib-
uted $100,000 and the several Pinchot
committees including the Voters’
League, of Philadelphia, raised and
spent another $100,000. Thus it will
be seen that the nomination cost Mr.
Pinchot and his friends nearly half a
million dollars.
Mr. Pinchot has said that his friends
will reiterate that all this money was
legitimately spent. Under the laws
of Pennsylvania ten times that
amount might have been disbursed if
no part had been used to buy votes
direct. For example, Mr. Pinchot
states that he spent $42,000 for post
cards for use in the campaign. That
amount of money will purchase a vast
number of post cards but nobody has
ever seen one of the post cards. It
might easily be imagined that part of
this post card fund was used for oth-
er purposes and many reasoning
minds might come to the conclusion
that a man who would spend that
amount of money for post cards was
electioneering for a bed in a lunatic
asylum rather than a seat in the ex-
ecutive mansion.
But a man who spends or permits
his friends to spend, nearly half a
million dollars for a nomination for
Governor cannot escape the suspicion
of moral turpitude, however securely
he may be sheltered under the law. No
man in his right senses will waste
such a sum of money willfully, and
paying it to secure an office which can
honestly yield only $72,000 in four
years is willful waste. Besides it es-
tablishes a precedent that must be de-
structive of every principle of popu-
lar government. No poor man, how-
ever capable, and no man of moderate
means, however fit, can aspire to an
important office if rich men are per-
mitted to buy nominations at so high
a price. The time to check this dan-
ger is now by defeating Pinchot.
make the
| Fordney Tariff Will be Forced.
| Under an agreement made between
| the President and the leading Repub-
lican Senators, the other day, the
i Fordney tariff bill is to be pressed to
! passage in the Senate under cloture
if necessary. The expectant beneficia-
i ries of the measure are growing imn-
| patient at the delay. They paid their
| money to the Republican campaign
| committee two years ago and think it
| is time to realize on the investment.
: Some of them have been “cashing in”
already. Prices on woolens and other
commodities have been increased in
‘ anticipation. But there is hazard in
the uncertainty and those who paid
most liberally want to be assured of
their toll.
velt said, these are “practical men.”
ably drew the greatest number of
votes to the Republican candidate for
President was that commodity prices
would be reduced in the event of
| Harding’s election. The cost of living
‘was distressingly high at that time
and as the war was practically ended
two years before it was easy to per-
suade credulous voters that the Dem-
ocratic administration could have
forced prices down. As might have
been expected the result of the argu-
ment was a land-slide to the Republi-
can party. But the promised reduec-'
. tion in prices has not come and the
“disappointment gives the President
and his party leaders no concern. But
' disappointing the tariff barons makes
him throw a fit.
| The passage of the Fordney tariff
| bill will vastly increase the cost of
| every article which enters into the life
- hosiery, ornaments, carpets, furniture
"and everything else necessary in the
{life of a human being will be increas-
ed in price because of the tariff tax
imposed. But that is precisely what
the Republican party managers want.
When the wage earners are reduced to
poverty they are necessarily docile
and the corporations and other bene-
ficiaries of the tariff will have an easy
time forcing them to terms. And the
| war veterans have been shoved aside
to make the path clear for the tariff
measure to trayel and do its evil work
“of destruction. = ° A
Pennsylvania will have no quarrel
over assessments of office holders this |
But there are bright prospects |
! that the question will be open for dis-
cussion next year.
Hughes Rebukes Republican Leaders. '
Secretary of State Hughes, address-
ling the student body of the Univer-
sity of Michigan, on Monday even-
' ing, administered a sharp rebuke to
the leaders of his party. His subject
duct of Our Foreign Relations,” and
his conclusions that “misinformation
‘is the public’s worst enemy, more po-
tent for evil than all the conspiracies
that are commonly feared.” He said:
| “There are situations of controlling
importance which are wholly unknown
‘to the general public and that cannot
i be appreciated without the special in- |
i formation available only to officers of
| the government.”
| While President Wilson was sacri-
| ficing his health by his labors in the '
' Versailles peace conference to contin-
ue and confirm to the government and
people of the United States the con- !
trolling position acquired by our
troops in the world war, the Republi-
can leaders in and out of Congress
and the press of that party faith, act-
ing in the ignorance which Secretary
Hughes now deplores, were constantly
back-biting and vilifying him with the
purpose of defeating his great and
beneficent aims. Mr. Secretary
Hughes may not have contributed to
or encouraged this deluge of vituper-
ation but he certainly remained quiet
while it was working its insidious
evils upon the minds of the world.
Secretary Hughes now appreciates
the evil effects of the campaign for
the destruction of President Wilson
and as one of the beneficiaries of it
enters protest, not against the result
to Woodrow Wilson and the country,
but against that which may come to
him and his party if it is continued.
If Charles Evans Hughes had spoken
to Lodge and Harding while the fight
against Wilson was on three years
ago as he spoke at Ann Arbor, Michi-
gan, on Monday night, the pages of
the history of the world during the
period which has intervened would
have been written differently, and not
only this country but the world would
have been benefitted.
-——Former State Treasurer Kep-
hart acknowledges that figures were
juggled during his term of office but
he doesn’t say who got the benefit of
the operations.
Sp br ——
——1It appears that Senator Hale,
of Maine, has been renominated and it
i follows that the progressive wave
{ which started in Indiana is broken.
As the late Colonel Roose-'
The campaign promise which prob-
of the people. Clothing, shoes, gloves,
——The Democratic managers in
was “Some Observations on the Con-!
Record of the Rump Legislature.
The journal of the closing hours of
the last session of the Legislature has
appeared. The session ended on the
28th day of April, 1921, and the jour-
nal was due within twenty-four hours
of that time. Its appearance last
week indicates the limit in tardiness
It was nearly fourteen months over
due. But there is a reason. If the
truth and the whole truth had been
told concerning that rump session of
the Legislature the political records
of the State subsequent to that might
have been different. It was a riot and
it was a revolution. It not only broke
all records but completely demolished
the constitution and the law. And
out of the confusion it created there
is likely to be no end of trouble.
‘The trouble began when on a de-
mand for the “orders of the day,” the
session was adjourned, the order hav-
ing fixed the hour of adjournment at
ten o’clock. When a parliamentary
body is adjourned in that way it is
ended for the day. But the delayed
journal shows that the clerk assumed
the chair and entertained a motion to
lock the doors, which was done. Then
a new Speaker was elected and bills
still in committee were taken up and
passed, including every measure in
i which the administration was concern-
ed. An adjournment was taken and in
two minutes another day’s session be-
gan in which the bills that had passed
first reading ten minutes before were
read the second time and adopted.
The constitution requires that every
bill shall be read on three separate
‘days in each house. These measures
. appropriating millions of dollars and
creating scores of new offices were
| read three times within three hours
| and had never been considered in com-
mittee as the organic law requires.
The long time which has elapsed since
the perpetration of these crimes, with
the sanction of the Governor and the
help of the Republican managers, may
have dulled the edge of public indig-
nation but the belated publication of
the journal ought to arouse resent-
ment in the mind of every right mind-
ed citizen. Governor Sproul has vol-
untarily taken himself out of public
1if¥ but the sins of his associates may
be punished.
en. steerer:
——Nineteen foreigners were grant-
_ed their naturalization papers as
American citizens at the regular term
of naturalization court on Monday.
; A Fact Worth Considering.
Several days ago a young lady of
| Washington, D. C., came into this of-
fice and in course of conversation
commented upon the prices of the act-
ual necessities of life in Belefonte,
' which she declared were almost dou-
ble what they are in the national cap-
ital. A well known resident of Belle-
. fonte, whose business requires him to
! make frequent trips to eastern cities,
{ remarked after the young lady had
, taken her departure, that the prices
i she quoted as prevailing in Washing-
| ton were no doubt correct, as he knew
that they were about the same in Phil-
| adelphia.
He further called attention to the
| fact that he knew a number of fami-
i lies in Bellefonte who bought most
everything they needed in the cities
and saved considerable money by do-
ing so. From the number of parcel
post and express packages that come
to Bellefonte for private families and
individuals every day in the week it
is evident that Bellefonte merchants
are losing considerable trade that they
ought to have. This trade is going
out of town for either one of two rea-
sons, or probably both. First, because
of price and second, because only a
few merchants advertise their wares
for the information of the buying pub-
lic. In any event, itis a fact well
worth considering by local merchants.
—Ireland having voted for peace
let’s hope she gets it.
Who Got the Trout?
Last week the “Watchman” com-
mented on the fact that some of the
big trout had disappeared from the
closed portion of Spring creek, oppo-
site the “Watchman” office, and now
it is reported that last Friday night
some unknown persons literally scoop-
ed that portion of the creek of all the
big trout with the exception of a very
few which must have escaped the net.
All spring these trout, a hundred or
more of them, have been a wonderful
attraction for every stranger visiting
Bellefonte. They were one of the
sights of the town and there wasn’t a
day passed without its usual crowd of
sightseers “watching and feeding the
If the trout were scooped from the
stream, as is generally believed, every
true sportsman should deplore the
fact and lend his assistance to the
discovery of the perpetrator of the
deed, ' ‘And, if found out, He should be
Jade to suffer the full penalty of the
“The Decline of Government.”
From the Philadelphia Record.
Secretary Weeks’ address, which he
said he was tempted to entitle “The
Decline of the American Government,”
1s not to be disposed of by calling him
a pessimist and saying that every-
thing will come out all right. It will
in the end, but the end may be far off,
and the country may suffer a good
deal in the mean time.
Mr. Weeks has been in public life
many years, and is now a member of
the Administration and in political ac-
cord with Congress. It is of some sig-
nificance that he says that “the legis-
lative branch of our national govern-
ment probably never has been at low-
er ebb than it is today.” The methods
of electing Senators by Legislature
were occasionally deplorable, though
few men were elected Senator who
had not already been Governors, or
Judges, or Congressmen, and demon-
strated their ability to get the popu-
lar vote. But the quality of the Sen-
ate has distinctly declined since the
election of Senators has been trans-
ferred from -the Legislatures to the
people. The people do not select the
Senatorial candidates; they simply
choose between candidates selected by
gangs or groups or rings.
“The direct primary,” said the Sec-
retary of War, “has so palpably les-
sened the quality of men willing to
serve in public affairs that prompt ac-
tion should be taken to greatly modify
or entirely repeal it.” The direct pri-
mary has been very much of a disap-
pointment. Perhaps Mr. Weeks’ con-
demnation is extreme, but in spite of
the fact that the dircet primary has
recently served the purpose of dishing
a political group in this State and in
Indiana it is still on trial; it has not
demonstrated its value, and it is notor-
ious that men have been nominated by
the direct primary who could not have
got a nomination from a convention.
The quality of the House of Repre-
sentatives as well as of the Senate has
deteriorated. Members rarely use
their own judgments and their own
consciences and, if necessary, justify
themselves to their constituents. They
seek only their own re-election, and
think only of the possible effect of
their action on the chances of that.
The people have submitted to legisla-
tion impairing their own rights, not
because they are convinced, but be-
cause they are too supine to ffer the
necessary resistance to bandas
natics. The bloc system in Congress
would be impossible if there were a
rational national feeling; it is based
upon the sacrifice of public interests
to those of a locality, or a trade, or a
“We have a large number of re-
formers,” the Secretary said, “many
of them professional reformers, who
are rushing about trying to reform
everything and everybody. Of course,
there are conditions which need cor-
rection, but often the suggested cure
will result in greater evil than the
evil it is designed to correct.” We
are already getting abundant demon-
stration of that.
Overestimating Mr. Watson.
From the New York World.
After reading Senator Watson’s
charges of foreign interference in Re-
publican tariff-making, Sir Auckland
Geddes went at once to Mr. Hughes to
prove that the text of his address was
not as represented in the Senate. But
had the British Ambassador been fa-
miliar with the history of tariff man-
ufacture in the United States and
with Jim Watson’s connection with it
he would have taken his time about a
denial. Mr. Hughes is well aware
that the remarks of the Indiana Sen-
aor in a tariff debate are to be dis-
counted at least 100 per cent. and that
his opinions about Europe rate on the
exchange with counterfeit Russian
Mr. Hughes knows, too, that the
last refuge of a tariff-broker when all
other strategy fails is to wrap him-
self in the American flag and accuse
his opponents of alien sympathies.
—————— eens ———
The Kaiser’s Memoirs.
From the Altoona Tribune.
Among the other interesting items
of news published on Sunday was a
cable dispatch from Paris to the New
York Tribune to the effect that the
newspapers of Paris have agreed not
to print the ex-Kaiser’s memoirs, re-
gardless of price. They have taken
this attitude, it is said, because all
money received from this publication
is to be turned into a fund to be used
for the restoration of the empire. We
have every reason to believe that the
leading men of Germany are ardently
favorable to the monarchical form of
government. Several observers who
have visited Germany lately say they
find this feeling everywhere prevalent,
On the other hand, it is said, the ma-
jority of the people are opposed to the
restoration of the Kaiser.
——Mayor Magee, of Pittsburgh,
having been entertained in Pinchot’s
home over Sunday, it may now be ex-
pected that even the pretense of re-
form will be abandoned by the candi-
date for Governor.
Bo nl ail)
——Wednesday was supposed to be
the longest day and the begnning of
summer, when in reality the day wasn’t
any longer than the three days pre-
vious, while summer did not begin un-
til twenty-seven minutes after mid-
night yesterday morning.
#f fa-
—Frank Gallo, aged 50 years, who was
admitted to the Altoona hospital at noon
on Sunday with an ear-to-ear laceration of
the throat, said to have been self-inflicted,
died at the hospital Sunday night.
—More than 1000 Sharon women are de-
linquent in their 1921 taxes, according to
the statement of city treasurer, James
Eriser. Cards are being mailed to the
women demanding that they pay the coun-
ty and school taxes before July 1st. ;
—Miller Ressler, a Lancaster county far-
mer, early last winter lost his pocketbook.
He advertised for it in the newspapers and
made personal inquiry without results.
He mourned $60 as a dead loss. A little
girl hunting potato bugs found the wallet
several days ago. The notes were sent to
a Quarryville bank for redemption.
—Robbers who broke through a heavy
door of the conractor headquarters of John
Curtis company, at Wilkes-Barre, last
Thursday night, and then blew open 2a
large safe with nitroglycerine received ex-
actly 50 cents in cash and 10 cents’ worth
of postage stamps for their trouble. The
robbery was discovered the next morning.
—William H. Luden, a confectionery
manufacturer, has given $1000 to start a
$5000 free swimming pool on city property
in East Reading. City officials will pro-
ceed with the operation in Pendora Park,
and will raise the balance of the fund by
popular subscription and city appropria-
tions. The pool is to be of concrete, 70 by
100 feet in dimensions.
—IFour men, one a former deputy clerk
in United States district court, were ar-
rested in Philadelphia on Monday, charged
with having sold forged naturalization cer-
tificates to unsuspecting aliens at from $25
to $50 each. The certificates were an ob-
solete issue of 1906, to which had been
signed the name of a naturalization offi-
cial who had died four years ago.
—The monotony of paved streets and
bare bridges in Grove City has been solved
by public-spirited residents, who contrib-
uted funds for the purpose of flower bas-
kets and boxes. These blooms, matured
in hothouses, have been suspended in bas-
kets from electric light standards in the
streets, while the bridges have been deco-
rated with boxes containing a variety of
flowers and plants.
—Stanley A. Winter, aged 25 years, of
Barnesboro, Cambria county, was killed
and Thomas Duke, also of Barnesboro, was
injured when the automobile in which they
were returning from a dance at Cherrytree
late Tuesday night overturned on a curve.
Winter's back was broken. He was the
son of George W. Winter, furniture dealer
at Barnesboro, Pa., past imperial poten-
tate of the Jaffa Temple of the Mystic
Shrine, Altoona.
—The Rev. Dr. H. H. Weber, of York,
Pa., in donating $50,000 for the establish-
ment of a professorship at Gettysburg
College, has made provision for the chair
of romance languages endowed in memory
of his father and mother, through whose
personal devotion and sacrifice, he says, he
was enabled to obtain an education at Get-
tysburg College and Seminary. The gift
of the Rev. Dr. Weber ended the campaign
to obtain $1,000,000 for Gettysburg College.
—Razing of buildings to make room for
the $150,000 theatre and club-house pro-
jected by the DuBois Lodge of Elks was
commenced last week. ‘A stock company
composed of members of the DuBois lodge,
has been formed to finance the construc-
tion and plans, providing for what is de-
clared to be one of the finest buildings in
that section of the State, have been adopt-
ed. No contracts for construction work
have yet been let, but it is expected that
the building will be under way within a
few weeks.
—Kelsey Campbell, 17 years old, was
shot in the arm when he went to the chick-
en house on the farm of his grandfather,
T. J. Campbell, near Mahaffey, to inves-
tigate strange noises that emanated from
the building. He had been aroused from
bis bed and when he opened the door of
the hennery a man jumped out, bowled
him over, fired one shot and ran. The boy
fired two shots into the darkness, but it is
believed the assailant escaped unhurt.
Young Campbell has furnished the police
with a good description of the intruder.
—Three youths, each about 17 years old,
were electrocuted at Swoyersville, near
Wilkes-Barre on Sunday night. The vie-
tims were George Klebban, Michael Tet-
truska and Walter Dubozietski. The boys
were near an arc light on Slocum street
and discovered a chain hanging from a
pole. They used the chain as a swing and
finally swung out so wide that the chain
touched a heavily loaded feed wire and all
three were thrown to the ground, uncon-
scious. Doctors were summoned and
worked over the boys for two hours with
the aid of a pulmotor, but failed to revive
—Attacked by six big rattlesnakes, after
they had killed one of the species, Mr. and
Mrs. W. 8. Wagner and Mr. and Mrs. I. W.
Campbell, of Sunbury, had a thrilling ex-
perience near Troxelville, Snyder county,
according to their story, last Thursday.
The party came upon a rattler, which they
killed. Almost at once the rattle of a half
dozen others was heard on all sides, as
hissing, forked-tongued heads appeared
above the bushes. The party killed four
of these, and have the rattles to prove
their story. The women were brave, ac-
cording to Mr. Wagner, and used clubs
with as good effect as the men.
—With one-half of the hand-blown glass
plants of the country shut down and the
remainder seeking a practical machine to
take the place of hand-blowing, Port Alle-
gheny considers itself fortunate because
the Mountain Glass company, of Smeth-
port, which controls such a machine, has
leased the Port Allegheny plant. It is said
to be an interesting sight to watch this
mechanical contrivance blow roller after
roller of practically perfect proportion and
thickness and draw it out twenty-five or
thirty feet in length, then take it down
and cut it into required lengths. Instead
of laying off men 100 extra will be em-
—With addresses by State Adjutant Gen-
eral Frank D. Beary, of Harrisburg, and
Major General Charles J. Bailey, represent-
ing the War Department at Washington,
the heroic bronze equestrian statue ' of
General David McMurtsie Gregg, last of
the brigade commanders at Gettysburg,
was unveiled at Reading on Saturday. A
parade of Civil, Spanish and world war
veterans preceded the exercises.” The mon-
ument cost the State $37,500, and was de-
signed by Augustus Lukeman, of New
York. Two grand-nieces of the General,
Eleanor and Janet Green, of Lock Haven,
unveiled the statue, which stands twenty
feet high on a granite pedestal.