Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 04, 1922, Image 1

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—Anyway when the Senate adopt- |
ed the wool schedule in its new tariff
bill it didn’t pull the wool over any-
body’s eyes.
—So far as we are concerned the
rod and tackle are laid away and our
private bootlegger will have to earn
an honest living until April 15th,
—With Chautauqua and a carnival
company playing opposition here this
week our intelligencia are between the
devil and the deep blue sea deciding
between love and duty.
—Let us keep in mind that a lot of
people are pledged to raise a lot of
money for the hospital in October and
that we owe it to ourselves to help
them keep their pledge.
—What has become of the old-fash-
ioned mother whose skirt was long
and voluminous enough for her little
boy or girl to hide behind when stran-
gers came into the home?
—This is the season when the gold-
en bantam, the country gentleman and
the shoe peg hold the centre of the
table by day and their consumers hold
the centre of their torsos by night.
—Bobbed hair and short skirts are
passing. We don’t mean our office
window, for there are plenty of them
passing there every day, only the poor
dears don’t know that they are out of
—Have you noticed how few flies
there have been thus far this season
and can you tell us; is the scarcity due
to natural conditions or the consist-
ent campaign of swatting that was
inaugurated several years ago.
—If you have never been the leader
of any great movement. If you have
never had the crowds following you
and feel that something has been
missing in your life just watch which
way the most people are going and
jump in ahead of them.
—Henry Ford’s idea of invading
Mexico with shops that will give the
people something more to do than re-
sort to banditry seems to have made
quite an impression on those who don’t
know that the average Mexican ab-
hors work and does it only long
enough to keep himself supplied with
—The Republican party might get
away with the passage of a tariff bill
hat will increase the cost of the
cheapest woolen suit a poor man can
buy at least three dollars, but if it
does the poor man deserves to be poor.
He has his ballot. It is his to defend
himself with it and if he votes to keep
a lot of wool-growing Senators and a
Congress and a President in power to
back them up he has no reasonable
cause for complaint.
—If there are one hundred guaran-
tors for Chautauqua they will prob-
ably be called upon to pay ten dollars
each to take up the estimated deficit.
The guarantors took a chance last
season and now will be called upon to
pay for what the other Chautauquans
are getting. This thing of taking a
chance and paying for what you don’t
get is much discussed in Bellefonte
these days. It is somewhat in the way
of playing a paddle wheel. At least
we dope it out so.
—Almost before we thought last
week’s “Watchman” could possibly
have reached its readers claims began
to come in for the “brown derby.” As
a matter of fact we didn’t know there
were so many geod spellers in the
community and our ignorance was so
blissful that we never thought of in-
quiring in advance whether the gen-
tleman to whom we gave it some
months ago for making the most noise
with his Lizzie would be willing to
part with the trophy. Be his wishes
what they may a gentleman who runs
a Shop in Bellefonte, and advertises
a department that he knows as little
about and has as little to do with as
we, is entitled to the “brown derby.”
Mr. Charles Schlow is now its pos-
sessor, but if you guess what depart-
ment we have referred to we’ll give it
to you instanter. Here’s a chance for
Dr. Frank, of Millheim, who seemed
so disappointed when he couldn’t get
it away from his fellow practitioner,
to gratify his ambition.
—It may not be the opinion of oth-
ers but ours is that those railroad of-
ficials did exactly the right thing
when they almost unanimously reject-
ed the President’s plan to end the
strike of railroad workers. The men
went out at a time when they were
drawing better pay and working
shorters hours than almost any other
class that could be named. Others
who had not been so well placed be-
fore came to carry on the work of
transportation on which the welfare
of the entire country depends. They
learned the work under very trying
and menacing conditions and by the
aid they have been able to give the
loyal employees of the companies the
mails and necessaries of life have been
transported. Why should those men
be discharged now to make positions
for those who quit voluntarily? Why
should the men who stuck to their
posts be asked to sacrifice the senior-
ity rights, which amount to much
with railroaders, they have gained
through their loyalty? The President
asked the railroad officials to double-
cross the men who believed in their
fairness and they refused. A request
of the President is tantamount to a
command, but whether it come from
the President or me it must be rea-
NO. 30.
Wool Schedule Raised a Storm.
Senator Caraway’s resolution of in-
quiry as to “whether any Senator is
or has been financially or profession-
ally interested in the production, man-
ufacture or sale of any article or ar-
ticles mentioned in either of the said
tariff bills” reveals not only the rea-
sons for, but the purpose of, the so-
called “agricultural bloc” in the Unit-
ed States Senate. The resolution was
suggested to the Arkansas Senator by
repeated statements of newspapers
that Senators who are insisting on
high rates of tariff taxes on wool and
wool products are largely interested
in sheep culture in the western States,
and that their support of the wool
schedule is in violation of an unwrit-
ten law and a Senate rule which for-
bids Senators to vote on questions in
which they are financially interested.
The resolution which was introduc-
ed by Senator Caraway, on Saturday,
“raised a storm in the Senate,” to
quote the headlines of an esteemed
contemporary. Republican Senator
Wadsworth, of New York, objected
not only to present consideration of
the measure but to its introduction
and Senator Gooding, of Idaho, chair-
man of the agricultural bloc, threat-
ened to resign his Senatorial seat if it
is adopted. He admitted that he owns
a few sheep, as flocks are measured
in the west, but protested that he has
voted for equally high rates of tariff
taxation on products of eastern man-
ufacturers. In other words he kept?
faith with the Senators representing
the manufacturing States who had
agreed to help him if he would help
them. It was a, mutual agreement to
pluck the public for the benefit of
predatory groups.
The radical Republican New York
Herald and several other influential
Republican newspapers have charged
that those Senators who are insisting
on the Fordney wool schedule are not
only sheep breeders but that they
have formed a pool which controls the
industry and are trying to fleece the
consumers of the product by imposing
prohibitory tariff taxes on wool im-
portations. If this be true it is a
grave crime against the public. An.
investigation such as is contemplated
in the Caraway resolution would re-
veal the fact if it exists, and the
strenuous opposition to its adoption
by the Senators accused by implica-
tion justifies the belief that it does
exist. For that reason the resolution
ought to be pressed to passage even
though Senator Gooding does resign.
— Take it from us, Harry Baker
knows exactly how and when to
“tramp on the gas” for campaign
funds and where the funds are.
Public Offices and the Constitution.
With the beginning of the Sproul
administration Gifford Pinchot eager-
ly jumped at the opportunity to get on
the State pay roll as Commissioner of
Forestry at a salary of $5000 a year.
Most of the rest of us were equally
delighted because he had a reputation
for ability and zeal as a Forester and
for probity and punctilliousness as an
official. But he had hardly warmed
the chair in his office when he began
importuning the Legislature to in-
crease his salary. After much per-
sonal effort he succeeded in getting a
bill enacted into law which fixed the
compensation of the Forester at $8000
a year. But the constitution was in
the way. It prohibits the increase of
salary of an officer while in commis-
Those who follow the gossip of poli-
tics will remember an incident that
occurred in Washington during Pres-
ident Cleveland’s first term. Tim
Campbell, a rough and ready Bowery
barkeeper, had been elected to Con-
gress by one of the East side districts.
He was very popular, easy going and
entirely indifferent to moral princi-
ples and practices. One morning he
appeared at the White House to ask
what seemed to him an unimportant
favor. The President assured him
that it would be a pleasure to oblige
bim in anything within reason but ex-
pressed regret that he couldn’t do
what Mr. Campbell asked for the rea-
son that it was forbidden by the con-
stitution. “Ach,” said Tim, “phat’s
the constitution among friends.”
To a man of the Grover Cleveland
type an oath to “support, obey and de-
fend the constitution” is a matter of
grave importance. It is a moral obli-
gation which cannot be cast off as if
it were an old hat. But to Tim Camp-
bell it meant nothing and apparently
it bears the same weight on the minds
of Gifford Pinchot and William C.
Sproul, for by the trick of resigning in
the morning and getting a reappoint-
ment in the afternoon the legal ob-
jection was disposed of and the moral
obligation ignored. Senators Vare,
Eyer and Leslie viewed the matter
from the same angle, no doubt, for the
reappointment was promptly confirm-
sonable and fair before it can be com-
plied with.
ed. The late Samuel Salter and for-
| mer State Treasurer Kephart proba-
Will Pennsylvania Republicans
Senator Townsend, of Michigan,
who is a candidate for re-election, is
meeting with vigorous and dangerous
opposition at the primary because he
supported the movement to seat his
colleague, Senator Newberry, who
had previously been convicted of buy-
ing votes. Mr. Townsend was before
that incident one of the most popular
public men in the State. Outside of
that not a word has been said against
him. But the Newberry affair was so
rotten that the people of Michigan are
disgusted and are now trying to pun- |
ish Townsend for his part in it. They
believe, and with reason, that if
Townsend had remained silent on the
subject the Republican majority in
the Senate would not have voted to
seat Newberry.
Harry New, of Indiana, a popular
favorite of the people of that State,
was defeated for renomination a
month ago for the reason that he had
voted to seat Newberry. Senator Mc-
Cumber, of North Dakota, who has
been nominated without opposition
twice and three times elected by large
majorities, was defeated for renomi-
nation two weeks ago because he vot-
ed to seat Newberry. The sitting Re-
publican Senator for Iowa was defeat-
ed for nomination by a rank socialist
because the Republican party favored
the seating of Newberry. Yet the
corrupt Republican machine has the
hardihood to ask the people of Penn-
sylvania to vote for George Wharton
Pepper, who cast his first vote in the
Senate in favor of seating Newberry.
Are the voters of Pennsylvania less
exacting of moral standards in high
public office than those of Indiana,
Michigan and Iowa? Townsend had
some reason for his action in the New-
berry case. He lived in the same
State and many of his friends were
Newberry’s friends. New had some
excuse. He was an old Senator, a
party leader and the party needed
Newberry’s vote in the fight against
Wilson. But Pepper had no such rea-
son. It was on his part simply a vol-
untary descent to the low level of cor-
rupt politics, a gesture in the ambi-
tion to “spit in the eye of a bull dog”
to please his new master, Senator
Vare. His nomination is an insult to
the public morals of Pennsylvania.
Will the voters stand for it?
————— eee.
——Come to think of it if all Sen-
ators would refrain from voting on
questions in which they have financial
interests it would be impossible to get
a quorum on any question.
——————— a e——
Lloyd George Appraises the l.eague.
In an address delivered in London,
the other day, Lloyd George, Premier
of Great Britain, and acknowledged to
be the most important figure in the
public life of the world, declared that
the security of Christian civilization
depends upon the League of Nations
created by the Peace Congress which
assembled at Versailles after the
great world war. In his view Mr.
George is supported by the leading
statesmen of all other civilized coun-
tries. The covenant of the League of
Nations, largely the work of Wood-
row Wilson, is the expression of the
highest ideals of the human mind for
the noblest purpose, that of securing
peace and prosperity to mankind.
When the government of the United
States, influenced by partisan bigotry
and personal malice, refused to ratify
the covenant and become a part of the
League of Nations the sublime pur-
poses of the great minds assembled at
Versailles were damaged but not de-
stroyed. It was expected by Wood-
row Wilson and his colleagues in that
great Congress that the United States
of America would take the lead in the
administration of this greatest of all
enterprises as it had in the creation of
it, but this hope was disappointed by
the perverse refusal of the United
States Senate to ratify. The League
is functioning, however, notwithstand-
‘ing the backset, and Lloyd George
correctly appraises its work.
There have been other conferences
since that of Versailles from which
good results were expected. That
held in Washington made some pre-
tense of achievement and has been
the subject of fulsome eulogy and ex-
cessive boasting. But it has accom-
plished nothing except the destruction
of property through the medium of
scrapping perfectly good ships and
relieving Great Britain of some ex-
pensive work in the far east. The
conferences at Geneva and the Hague
have proved absolutely futile and as
Premier Lloyd George states the hope
of civilization lies in the League of
Nations into which this country will
go as soon as reason takes the place
of malice in the minds of our Sena-
——The source of the trouble with
the German mark lies in the fact that
until recently Germany treated the
whole world as if it were “an easy
bly coincided.
Money Plenty but Votes Scarce.
No reasoning man or- woman in
Pennsylvania will be deceived by the
published and apparently inspired
statement that the Republican organ-
ization is having trouble to raise a
campaign fund of half a million dol-
lars, or any other amount that chair-
man Baker may think he wants. The
predatory interests of the State are
vitally concerned in the defeat of
John A. McSparran for Governor.
The monopolists who have set out to
impoverish the farmers, enslave labor
and restore corporate control in Penn-
sylvania understand that the election
of Mr. McSparran will write a mourn-
ful epitaph for their expectations. If
the election of Gifford Pinchot can be |
bought they will supply the money
cheerfully and freely.
Our faith in the election of John A.
MecSparran is based upon the belief
that the votes of citizens of Pennsyl-
vania cannot be bought at any price.
Recent exposures of corruption and
malfeasance in office at Harrisburg
have so aroused the public conscience
that appeals to prejudice and tributes
to cupidity will be equally unavailing.
The conditions of the treasury as re-
vealed by the half-hearted investiga-
tion recently held exist in every other
department of the State government,
and the $40,000,000 deficit in the
treasury is the exact and logical con-
sequence of corruption. The voters
understand this and know that Gifford
Pinchot, who participated in the de-
bauchery for nearly four years, has
the same interest in concealing the
facts as the others.
But John A. MeSparran has no po-
litical or personal friends to shield
from just punishment for these
crimes. He has no interests to con-
serve by whitewashing criminals who
have been participants in this orgie of
vice. The half million dollars which
will be freely contributed to prevent
the election of Mr. McSparran and to
buy the election of Gifford Pinchot
will fail of its purpose this year be-
cause there will be few votes to buy.
Mr. Pinchot’s generous contribution to
the corruption fund will be wasted.
The voters of Pennsylvania have
started on a crusade to clean house
this year and they will make a com-
plete job of it. The fruit is ripe and
it will be properly picked and careful-
ly preserved.
Of course Senator Wooding, of
Idaho, voted for high rates of tariff
taxation on all other subjects in the
measure. If he hadn’t the ancient ad-
age that “there is honor among
thieves” would be worthless.
Enthusiastic Meeting of Democratic
County Committee.
Upwards of fifty members of the
Democratic county committee attend-
ed a meeting held in the grand jury
room in the court house last Friday
evening. Candidates present includ-
ed Col. Fred B. Kerr, J. Frank Sny-
der and William I. Betts, all of Clear-
field, and Miss Zoe Meek, of Clarence.
Judge Allison O. Smith, of Clearfield,
was also in attendance. Every candi-
date was enthusiastic in the belief
that this is a Democratic year and
that all that is necessary to assure
success of the entire Democratic tick-
et is confidence in the rank and file of
the party and a full vote at the polls
in November. While active work in
the campaign has not yet been start-
ed, it is the intention of the commit-
tee to prosecute a vigorous fight with
success as the coveted goal.
—About the next time champion
Benny Leonard goes out to defend his
crown he won’t defend it. He’s wob-
bling and another like Lew Tendler
will put him out. A good man is not
good long in the fighting game.
——Harry Baker, Republican State
chairman, isn’t worrying: about a
campaign fund. All he is striving to
achieve is the making of a list that
will produce the result without offend-
ing the reformers.
——The allied powers may have
some substantial reason for objecting,
but so far as we are concerned Greece
may occupy Constantinople whenever
she feels inclined to do so.
——— A A ti,
——Senator McCumber declares
that the newspapers defeated the re-
election of Taft but refrains from an
expression as to what influenced his
own defeat.
mi npr
——Even if Senator Gooding should
resign his seat we have hopes that the
“government at Washington” would
still live.
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So long as the bootlegging bus-
iness continues to prosper there will
be no modification of the prohibition
—————— oe,
——Plainly those western Senators
are trying to “pull the wool over the
eyes” of the country.
The Wool Philistines. .
From the Philadelphia Record.
“We are in the hands of the wool
Philistines. They have us by the
throat and protection has run mad.
Perhaps it is wiser to take our medi-
cine and turn our faces toward Provi-
These are the sad words with which
Senator Nelson, Republican from Min-
nesota, gave up the fight against the
preposterous rates of duty on wool,
the most shameless graft for the ben-
efit of large financial interests in
which several of the Senators are pe-
cuniarily concerned. Senator Len-
{ root, of Wisconsin, announced that he
would call for one test vote and, being
beaten on that, would offer no further
opposition to the protectionist jugger-
Providence is reputed to be merci-
ful to the lame and indulgent toward
the lazy. But there is not a particle
of reason for the criminal or the im-
becile to look for favors from that
source. The criminal gets what he is
entitled to; the way of the transgres-
sor is hard. The imbecile—well, you
are sorry for him, but you can’t run
the universe for his convenience.
This Fordney-McCumber tariff is
both criminal and imbecile. It pro-
poses, on wool and woolens alone, and
there are plenty of other items, to tax
the American people $200,000,000 a
vear in order to put $40,000,000 in the
pockets of the great sheep-growing
corporations of Idaho, Utah, Arizona
and a few other States which have a
great deal of land cheap enough to
use for pasturage. There never was
a more glaring case of robbing een-
sumers for the enrichment of a small
group of capitalists.
It is imbecile because only two
vears ago the Republican National
convention recognized that the tariff
was not the winning card it had been
for the Republican party, that seven
vears of a Democratic revenue tariff
had afforded the country a liberal ed-
ucation, and in the platform framed
at Chicago it let the tariff go with a
brief and perfunctory mention which
was most disappointing to the high
protectionists. The Republicans in
Congress are rushing on to this open
switch with the signal of the last con-
vention set against them.
The warning signals had also been
set against them. The Payne-Aldrich
tariff of 1909 beat the Republicans in
the Presidential election in 19127 The
immediate cause of that result was
the quarrel over Theodore Roosevelt,
but the more intelligent Republicans,
some of whom have said so in this de-
bate, know that the Payne-Aldrich
tariff made it impossible for any Re-
publican to win in 1912.
And further back there was another
warning signal set against the fools
who are now at the throttle in the Re-
publican locomotive. The McKinley
tariff of 1890 gave the Democrats the
largest majority in the House of Rep-
resentatives any party had had since
the Civil war. The Republicans said
that meant nothing; when the coun-
try got accustomed to the McKinley
tariff it would like it. After the coun-
try had had two years’ experience of
the McKinley tariff it expressed its
opinion of it by electing Grover Cleve-
land President a second time, with the
help of half a dozen normally Repub-
lican States.
_ When protection has lost much of
its charm for the country the Repub-
licans in Congress pass a tariff bill
higher than ever, and more crude than
any previous one in imposing taxes on
raw materials. The voters will do the
rest in November. “Protection has
run mad,” says Senator Nelson, and,
it may be added, whom the gods
would destroy they first make mad.
Why a Coal Peace is in Sight.
Irom the New York World, July 26.
President John L. Lewis and the
sub-chiefs of the United Mine Work-
ers of America announce that they
will soon issue a call for a peace con-
ference with the mine operators and
they predict that within thirty days
their men will be back in the mines.
We have no doubt of it.
By the end of thirty days the re-
serve stocks of coal when the strike
began on April 1 will have been ex-
hausted. Cold weather will then be
coming on to add its imperious de-
mands already facing perilously low
supplies. Inadequate already, the non-
union mines will then be far more in-
adequate to meet the country’s coal
needs. The union mines will thus be
in a position to exact their own prices
and demand will be in such a panic as
to make normal prices appear an al-
most unbelievable memory. The un-
ion miners will then sit in with the
operators at a “peace conference” and
peace will be easily arranged on the
basis of a division of the famine
prices with miners. The coal-consum-
ing public will do the paying.
It will not be the first time that a
labor conflict in the coal industry has
been fought at great cost to the pub-
lic and has ended with the public as
the chief if not the only loser in the
final calculation. Whenever it has
brought increased wages to the min-
ers it has invariably brought prices
and profits to the mine owners more
greatly increased. The game is all
well enough for them, but the Ameri-
can public is getting exceedingly tired
of holding up its end. A national in-
quiry into the industry with a view to
its organization on a publicly regula-
tive basis is imperatively demanded.
——The “Watchman” gives all the
news while it is news.
—A wish that he die suddenly often ex-
pressed to his family was fulfilled when
Charles Wilhelm, of York county, fell dead
in the yard of his home at Freysville on
Friday morning. He was 60 years old.
—Dr. W. H. Follmer, of Williamsport,
has received word that his son, Cyrus ‘B.
Follmer, has been appointed vice consul
at Lyons, France. The young man is a
world war veteran, having served in the
Bucknell Ambulance Unit.
— William G. Wallick, of Wrightsville,
holds a unique record as a night watch-
man. He has watched at the plant of the
Susquehanna Casting company for 2048
consecutive nights without a vacation
since he went on his job. He is on watch
twelve hours each night and seven nights
a week.
—Thomas Miller, residing about two
miles from Mahaffey, was found dead
Thursday evening in the orchard of his
farm, hanging from an apple tree with a
cow chain around his neck. Mrs. Miller
and children had left on an early train
Thursday morning to visit friends in
—State Registrar Ben G. Eynon has es-
timated that the State will save about
$25,000 by the ruling of the Postoffice De-
partment that automobile license tags can
be sent as fourth-class mail matter. The
State has been sending them by parcel
post four or five years, and the postage
bill last year was $100,000.
—A marriage license was issued in Brad-
ford county last week which will unite
two large families. The coming bride,
Mary E. Bird, has pine living sons,
eenough for a baseball team, while the
bridegroom, Andrew B. Bailey, has a fam-
ily of seven. Starting married life with
sixteen children is believed to be a record
for that county.
—An application for a pardon has been
made to the State Board in behalf of An-
tonio Aaron, sentenced from Jefferson
county in 1915 to serve from ten to twelve
years in the western penitentiary after he
had pleaded to second degree murder. The
hearing on the application has been set for
September 20, and friends of the prisoner
are developing a strong petition to be laid
before the pardon board.
—George Rudolph, of Skunk Hollow,
Jefferson county, was killed late Wednes-
day night by a hunter who mistook him
for a ground-hog, according to county au-
thorities. Rudolph, they said, was lying
in the grass when the hunter mistook his
brown cap for a ground-hog and fired, the
charge entering the victim's face and chest.
No arrests will be made, they added, as
the shooting was considered purely acci-
—Fires were lighted last week under
tank No. 1, of the American Window Glass
company’s big plant at Kane, and within
three weeks 200 more men will start work
there. Three hundred men are already at
work, and when the additional tank is
blown in the number at work will be the
largest at any time since the boom days of
1920. The American Window Glass com-
pany uses natural gas for fuel and is not
bothered by the coal strike.
—Councilman D. E. Dampman, of Read-
ing, has tested a lot of coal bricks made
of Schuylkill river culm merely by mixing
water with them and then drying the
bricks; others with a slight mixture of
cement. They burned freely and left
practically no ash. The river channel and
banks in the vicinity of Reading are al-
most blocked with the mine waste, esti-
mated at millions of tons. It is fine as
sand and almost pure carbon. Some of
the culm is smeared with oil from steel
plants, and burns all the more freely.
—After brandishing a shotgun and ter-
rorizing a large part of Elk county for
more than two weeks, Percy Greer, of
Johnsonburg, said to be insane, has been
captured. He walked into the office of
ditsrict attorney McFarland, at Ridgway,
and demanded a conference with that of-
ficial when he was taken into custody. He
had disposed of his shotgun and was tak-
en peaceably. He was immediately hur-
ried to the state sanitorium at Warren.
He was but recently released from the
western penitentiary at Pittsburgh, it is
—In an effort to escape payment of tax-
es, many foreign-speaking women of Ha-
zleton are declining to give their names to
the assessors, according to Kelly Andre-
uzzi, one of the members of the board en-
gaged in compiling a list of voters. Police
assistance has been asked by Andreuzzi in
forcing women to comply with the law.
In Hazleton housewives are assessed at a
very low figure and their county and State
taxes do not run over 50 cents a year, but
all are required to pay a $5 per capita tax
to the school board. This has aroused
considerable opposition.
—Watson Jackson and Isaiah Lewis,
members of the Negro congregation of the
Calvary Baptist church, of Chester, on
Saturday were held without bail by alder-
man Berry on charges of assault and bat-
tery and highway robbery, preferred by
the Rev. K. C. Morrison, formerly of Bos-
ton, who went to Chester to adjust the
tangled affairs of the church. At a con-
gregational meeting last week Mr. Morri-
son made an earnest plea for co-operation.
When he was leaving the church two mem-
bers beat him over the head and took his
wallet containing $221,
— Morris D. Zendt, agent of the Phila-
delphia and Reading railway at Souder-
ton, on the Bethlehem branch, is the claife
ant for the world’s record for continuous
service on one job. Forty-seven years ago
he took up the duties he performs today.
In that time Mr. Zendt has sold 12,000,000
tickets, checked 3,500,000 pieces of baggage
and watched 735,000 trains pass his win-
dow. When many a now-seasoned engi-
neer was still a boy in knee breeches, “Old
Man Zenda” as the train crews on the
Bethlehem branch call him, was in the
railroad business. Mr. Zendt is 69 years
old, almost the age of retirement.
—Becoming frantic when he learned that
a $3000 check in his possession was worth-
less, Peter Foy, of Harrisburg, on Sunday
night ran from his room in a Pittsburgh
hotel, where he had been staying a week,
and although six men, including a police-
man, tried to overtake him, he made his
way to the Allegheny river, leaped into
the water and drowned. Paul Evis, pro-
prietor of the place where Foy was stay-
ing, told the police that Foy came to
Pittsburgh from Harrisburg to buy an
interest in a rooming house. He displayed
a check for $5000 which he had received in
a business transaction in Harrisburg.
When he learned that the check was
worthless, Evis said, Foy apparently lost
his mental balance and committed suicide.