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—We’ll bet the flapper stocking that
is hung up on Christmas eve won’t be
—If the rumor of the capture of
DeValera is confirmed the end of the
Irish war is in sight.
—Don’t spoil the gift by making it
something that its recipient knows
you can’t afford to give.
——An impression appears to be
growing throughout the country that
General Pershing is talking too much.
—As each Christmas season rolls
round there is more and more “moon-
shine” in the plum puddin’ and egg-
—You never can tell. There may
be some one you know who would
rather have a smile from you than a
—Let the Spirit of Christmas into
your heart and you’ll be surprised at
the joy that will be yours throughout
this festal season.
———The President’s “long suit”
seems to be conferences, but thus far
the several he has called have failed
to get him anywhere.
——Let us hope that all the Christ-
mas gifts you received were “just
what you needed” and those you sent
supplied “a long felt want.”
—Yesterday was the shortest day
of the winter but it scemed long
enough to the fellow who can’t get
about to catch the contagion of Christ-
—At this time of the year there is
some advantage in being thin. Only
the fat men are asked to play Santa
Claus at the Sunday school Christmas
—That Princess Hermine woman
ought to have been sicked on the Kai-
ser some time prior to 1914. She
might have saved the world the tur-
moil it has been in ever since.
—Wishing you a very, very Merry
Christmas the “Watchman” force will
take a much needed rest until Janu-
ary 5th, when they will greet you
with well wishes for the New Year.
—In the matter of the conduct of
the midshipmen from Annapolis after
their football game with the army at
Philadelphia Secretary of the Navy
Denby went up like the rocket and
came down like the stick.
—There’s no use in wishing “cor-
poral” McCurdy a happy Christmas.
He’s back in that handsomely remod-
eled bank and ought fo be so happy
that his cup would be running over if
any more were wished on him.
—The new moon is lying about as
far in the southern heavens as it can
get. Usually this means warmer but
as it is anything but warmer we sup-
pose the new moon isn’t making good
because all signs must fail in dry
If Santa doesn’t come to some lit-
tle one’s home and you know he won't
be there, why don’t you substitute for
the merry old man and out of your
substance share, with the tots in the
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
Democrats Must Stop Them.
Forty Representatives in the Legis-
lature out of a total membership of
207 is a meagre force but unity, fidel-
ity and courage may give it potency
for great achievement. At the dinner
given to the Democratic members-
elect by State chairman McCollough,
at Harrisburg, last Friday evening,
the way to accomplish this result was
pointed out. John A. McSparran,
Samuel E. Shull, Henry C. Niles and
Mr. McCollough addressed the meet-
ing and outlined a course of action
which will accomplish much. No for-
mal steps were taken to carry the rec-
ommendations of the speakers into ef-
fect but it is certain that in good time
the necessary action will be taken and
the expectations of the chairman ful-
Judge Shull, who was the candidate
of the party for Senator in Congress
in the recent campaign, urged the
Democratic members of the Legisla-
ture to adhere strictly to the platform
pledges made in the campaign and
warned them against dealing with Re-
publicans for personal favors or local
appropriations. He urged them to de-
mand the repeal of the anthracite
coal tax law and the so-called “wel-
fare” legislation, and the applause
which followed indicated full sympa-
thy with him. Mr. Niles, who was
the candidate for Superior court
Judge, recommended the.gordial sup-
legislation, and that als
deserved popular favor. I
right thing to do.
Only last week the Democratic Sen-
ators in Congress revealed to their op-
ponents what a small minority intel-
ligently proceeding, and united and
courageous, can accomplish. With lit-
tle more than one-third of the mem-
bership a vicious piece of legislation
was stopped though it had the sanc-
tion of the Republican party in cau-
cus. There is in progress now in that
chamber an effort to prevent the pas-
sage of an equally monstrous piece of
legislation, the Ship Subsidy bill, with
indications favorable to success. Dur-
ing the coming session of the General
Assembly, at Hague, there will be
all sorts of b ills pressed for poc-
sage with the support of the Republi-
can machine. It’s up to the Demo-
crats to stop them.
— It seems that even the agree-
ment to “scrap navies” made by the
late Washington conference has fail-
ed of its purpose. Half the govern-
house by the side of the road, where
plenty is rarely known, where little |
hearts thrill as visions appear of a toy |
for their very own.
— Beat those Russion financiers, if
you can. They have printed rubles |
until they bring more as baled paper
than they are worth as money and
now, to start the New Year right, they
are printing more rubles, except each
one of the new ones is to be worth a
billion of the old ones. How much
will the new ones be worth?
— Welfare workers in the eastern
end of the State seem to be all het up
over the brutal treatment of the in-
mates of our jails, penitentiaries and
other places of detention for crimi-
nals. We have read the reports of
their many conferences with much in-
terest, all the while wondering wheth-
er it is merely such mawkish senti-
ment as once worked cross-stitched
slippers and made pies and cakes for
a condemned murderer in the Centre
county jail, or whether it has some-
thing of real merit back of it. Penn-
sylvania has the pioneer in the work
of regenerating criminals. That's the
ments represented in the conference
have failed to ratify and the other
half are ignoring the pledges agreed
The Ku Klux Klan.
Governors of the several States, or
at least a good many of them, recent-
ly in session at a delightful winter re-
sort in Virginia, have been giving
themselves a good deal of concern and
indulging themselves in loud lamen-
tations concerning the Ku Klux klan.
Some of these State executives have
even expressed fears that some mys-
terious persons or invisible potentates
would, under the shelter of darkness,
invade their capitals and establish
governments with power and author-
ity to do anything that the klan fan-
cied might serve its purpose. The
Governor of Louisiana even asked the
protection of the federal government
against the invaders.
We have no idea what the Ku Klux
klan is or the purpose, real or imag-
inary, that brought it into existence.
According to the newspaper state-
ments it operates at night and its
big dream of John Francies and it
seems to us that he is the man that
these theorists ought to call into their |
conference before they start shouting
from the house-tops about something
they probably know little of.
—Turning over the new Pinchot leaf
is evidently going to be a stupendous
job in Harrisburg. Cutting the esti-
mated budget from two hundred and
twenty millions to ninety-five, iit is
done, means the retirement of hordes
of political hacks and the end of such
members wear a regalia of white mus-
lin which covers them from head to
foot. They pretend to work in the in-
| terest of morality and in the name of
‘law and order perpetrate the most
outrageous crimes. They make much
profession of patriotism and rate
| their Americanism at 100 per cent. at
least. They are vehemently opposed
to Catholics, Jews and negroes, though
so far as we have been able to discov-
er give no reason for the antipathy.
This organization has been increas-
ing with marvelous rapidity accord-
BELLEFONTE, PA.,, DECEMBER 22. 1922.
Good Enough for Speaker. Conference a Big Joke.
The Governor-elect and the bosses
of both factions of the Republican
machine have come to an agreement
upon the question of the Speakership
, of the House of Representatives in the
. approaiching session of the General
‘ Assembly. Mr. C. J. Goodnough, of
Cameron county, has been chosen.
The conference of Governors on
prohibition enforcement, called by
President Harding and in session in
Washington during the early part of
this week, turned out to be “a big
joke,” according to the Washington
news writers. “It is regarded,” writes
| Too Tender for Words.
From the Philadelphia Record.
That was a particularly felicitous
statement made by chairman Harry
W. Baker, of the Republican State
committee, when he was examined as
a witness in the hearing on the claim
of Tom Cunningham that the estate
of the late Senator Boies Penrose owes
SPAWLS FROM THE KEYSTONE.
—A coal mining company is opening up
mines at Spruce, in West Keating town-
ship, Clinton county, and has started the
building of camps. A railroad leading
from the mines to the New York Central
is also being built.
—The Pennsylvania Power and Light
company has announced that it will soon
begin the erection of a $250,000 power plant
at Milton. It will adjoin one of similar
value located along the Susquehanna and
adjoining the Philadelphia and Reading
—County detectives are searching for
“the meanest thief” on record in Alleghe-
ny county. The thief entered the Metho-
dist Episcopal home of the aged, at
Dravesburg, ‘last Wednesday night, and
stole $200, the receipts of a benefit enter-
tainment given by the inmates.
—With most of their 108 descendants
around them, Mr. and Mrs. Silas Lynn cel-
ebrated their fifty-ninth wedding anniver-
sary at their home in Berwick, on Satur-
day. They have eight children, fifty-nine
grand-children and forty-one great grand-
Cafdren, most of them residents of that
The Governor-elect protests that the
selection was not made by him but
that he acquiesced. It is certain that
Mr. Grundy didn’t name the favorite.
His preference was Mr. Spangler, of
York. It is equally obvious that Gov-
ernor Sproul is not responsible for the
nomination. He wanted Mr. Whitak-
er, of Chester. But Goodnough was
Grundy’s second choice and unobjec-
tionable to Governor Sproul, so the
problem was easily solved.
After having served as prothono-
tary, register and recorder and clerk
of courts in Cameron county four
terms, C. J. Goodnough was elected
Representative in the General Assem-
bly in 1914 and has served continually
since. During all this service he has
been an obedient follower of the Pen-
rose leadership. This fact accounts
for Grundy’s willingness to approve
his promotion to the Speakership. In
the revolutionary flare up at the close
of the last session he supported Gov- |
ernor Sproul’s faction in organizing
the rump session, throwing Spangler
out of the chair and placing Whitaker ,
in authority. He also supported the
eral members of the President’s offi- |
one of these correspondents, “as a him some $26,000 f
> e S or money advanc-
political by-play, designed to keep the ed to further the cause of high morali-
administration on the front page of ty and political purity as represented
newspapers at a time when its for- by the Republican party of Pennsylva- Tate, at Pine flats, Indiana county. Three
tunes are on the wane.” But it af-- nia. - ; members of the family were ill of diph-
fords ; the Governors participating These, said the chairman, “are |theria, and the house quarantined. Fear
eSB of thors re Shale to Tors 5 tender financial relations. It is un- | of contagious disease caused some fire-
private life, “a pleasant trip to Wash Sy dL EE ns won the Daopiety a mantis woes
I y : ash- disclosed. ad hoped i cued, but the property and content
ington,” and that is worth something. be necessary.” ped 1 Would rot destroyed. ® yore
These poor fellows need some recrea- f We particularly like that adjective| —Another man who did not believe in
tion at the close of their arduous du- tender.” It seems to imply that |banks is wiser but poorer today as a re-
ties, and the call justifies an expense where campaign funds are concerned, | sult of a fire at the Filbert works of the H.
bill. especially those raised to elect G. O.|C. Frick Coke company, in Fayette county.
In view of the facts, however, an P. candidates, there is something al- [Sam Jones had been making a lot of mon-
observant public is likely to wonder host Sneed about them, and that It fey recently in digging coal aud had amass.
why President Harding “aliod the con. 18 not ing less than desecration to | ed more than $1000, which he kept in his
f mention them among the sordid de-|trunk. When he returned from work h
erence. The Governor of no State tail i hd
EG » : ails of a case heard in open court. | found the house in which he had lived a
y overnors of all the States From time immemorial our Republi- | mass of ruins and the trunk included in
gn hip him enforce the prohibition can friends have maintained this al- | the debris.
egislation in Washington. He is the most reverential attitude toward the
) . \ ar —Thieves last Friday night
local government in the national cap- almighty dollar. They love it, they | Thomasville, York an he
ital and appoints all the executive of- adore it, and nothing pains them $0 | cash, stamps and securities to the amount
ficials for that city. Yet Washington much as to see it slip from their grasp. | of $500. The thieves broke open a window
is “wet” as “wet” can be. The cor- ! Tey. handle b ith such tenderness | on the side of the building. No clue has
respondent in question writes: “Sev- | Hhan ack > o them like a dearly be- | as yet been obtained. They carried the of-
When thot Republican politicians fice strong box a quarter of a mile along
. . . i . h i
cial family have popularized them- think of that $225,000 that Senator : Bn, mn ring I ouag
selves socially by. th lit fli P : on the tracks. he discovery of the safe
y by the quality of liquor Penrose left locked up in a safe de-|by section hands of the railroad was the
served at their dinners, and it is no ex- posit vault in Washington their feel- | first indication of the robbery :
aggerat’ n to say that the principal Ings of affectionate interest must be :
—A defective flue started a fire on Sat-
urday that destroyed the home of Roy
—Isadore Glanz, for some years a resi-
Sproul legislative program, including consum) .n of liquor in Washington
such as almost to move them to tears.
the tax bills, which accounts for
Sproul’s consent to his advancement.
is in the official set.”
| What would they not do to have it
| safe in their own keeping, where no
This accoun i
: Four terms of inconspicuous serv- | of the tyIe: re
ice on the floor ought to qualify Mr. | Harding imagines that by such demon-
Goodnough to efficiently perform the strations of sympathy with the work
duties of Speaker and probably will. of enforcement he deceives the peo- |
In referring to the matter Governor- | ple into the belief that he is really in
harm could possibly come to it. These
beautiful “tender financial relations,”
as chairman Baker so happily phras-
ed it, are one of the most striking ev-
idences of the uplift movement among
our Republican friends.
elect Pinchot says: “Mr. Goodnough '
came to me before announcing that he
was a candidate, assured me of his
complete loyalty and support if he
were elected, and asked for my ap-
proval of his candidacy.”
stantial pledge of servility explains
Mr. Pinchot’s endorsement. So that
surface indications make promise of
harmony at the opening of the session.
But oD will undertake to say what is
concealed in’ re with Such di-
vergent CE Tue YH Sic ar
In other words, who will be disap-
The proceedings for the im-
peachment of Attorney General
Daugherty are inopportune. With fif-
ty or sixty “lame ducks” in Congress
hoping for easy jobs the principal dis-
penser of spoils is secure.
Pinchot Encourages Profligacy.
Those voters who expect an econom-
ical administration of the State gov-
ernment got little comfort out of Mr.
Pinchot’s cordial endorsement of the
Supreme court decision on the coal
tax. It indicates a continuance of the
earnest. An analysis of the work
done since the enactment of the Vol-
stead law proves the contrary. Not
only in Washington but in every sec-
tion of the country the pretense of en-
forcement has been false and fraudu-
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
The Foreign Affairs committee of
the House is now sansidering a bill for
lent. In Pennsylvania six out of he re orpama ion of the Diplomatic
sular Services. Secreta
every ten agents of the bureau took | Hughes, as an active proponent of the
up boot-legging as a side issue and a measure, is emphatic in his decl
' considerable number of them had po- | tion that it ought to be made SS ii
lice records before they were appoint- | for young men with no private .
‘ed, The main purpose. of fake fSrélEn capitals. Buf at present tne
.emolument is notoriously insufficient.
i Though the Consular service is better
5 z _ !paid than the secretarial posts in the
| Big preparations are being Diplomatic service, it is a “blind-al-
made for the annual farm products ley” political occupation. It is not
show which will be held at the court possible to step even from the top-
house tomorrow (Saturday) in con- most round of the consular ladder to
nection with the annual meeting of 2 lower rung of a diplomatic career.
the Centre county Farm Bureau. The In the past we have been entirely
. : i. too willing to let those who represent
. worthwhile prizes offered for exhibits b heavil hei
' should result in a big display of fruits, : us abroad pay heavily out of their own
y o iS, ' pockets for the privilege of doing so.
grain, etc. Most of the exhibits will | Our national self-respect has been for-
likely be brought in today and all will | feited to a higgling, cheese-paring
be in place by ten o'clock tomorrow | policy of running the State Depart-
morning. The best of the exhibits ment with the utmost economy, no
will be retained for exhibition at the matter how the saving is achieved.
State farm products show at Harris: ! Some men of large means have serv-
burg in January. ed this country admirably abroad. But
| if the office is to seek the man, as it
! must to get the best, the range of se-
Sproul policy of taxing everything in! ___The legal hunting season is now
sight, bleeding the tax payers “until ‘at an end and for all kinds of game
they are white,” in order to make with the single exception of raccoons. |
profligacy possible in the future. The The season for them does not close '
coal tax is easily the most onerous until the last day of December, but if
burden which has been put upon pov- i
erty in the history of the State. Al-
most on the verge of a coal famine, an
addition to the market price of fuel is pe in evidence next week.
disastrous to the hundreds of thous- small game season did not yield very
ands of families barely able to meet good results hunters had enough sport |
the necessary expenses of life. | and ba d d duri th
: € gged so many deer during the
When Gifford Pinchot solemnly two weeks they were in season that
promised to “clean up the mess” at they have no just cause of complaint.
Harrisburg it was hoped by all, and be- |
lieved by many, that he had in mind | ; :
a systematic plan of decreasing the The “Watchman =o the ok
expenses of the administration in or- | letter you can send one of your famil-
der that a corresponding decrease in ly who is located at a distance from
the levy upon the resources of the
lold Centre county. It will go every
people might follow. There are many | week with its budget of news, so much
needless public officials in Harrisburg
! more than you will ever get into a let-
and elsewhere on the State pay roll at | ter and so much more regularly than
exorbitant salaries. It was hoped YOUIl write. Why don’t you let it
that his aim would be to dispense with Keep up your correspondence. Order
all redundant employees and thus di- it sent for a year to that friend who
minish the cost of government. But
is so eager for news that he or she
his expressed delight because the va- | answers your letters by return mail.
lidity of the coal tax is affirmed
———— ly —————
proves that his plan is to continue the
— So far as receipts from delin-
profligacy and meet the expense by quent subscribers have been concerned
The anthracite coal tax will yield
mas in the “Watchman” office. If you
lection should not be narrowed to the
The salary scale indorsed by Secre-
tary Hughes is not preposterous. It
is what men of the desirable caliber
are able to command at home. We
the kind of weather we have been hav- | cannot afford to put our momentous
ing this week continues, it is hardly | public business in Europe in the hands
likely many coon hunting parties will
While the ' an indifferent success of their private
of those who have made a failure or
business here. We want our country
known in other lands by the ablest
representatives we can secure.
Useless Jobs, Robbery Jobs.
From the Pittsburgh Post.
A Harrisburg dispatch says that
there is consternation in the depart-
ments of the State government over
the demands of Governor-elect Pin-
chot for reduction of expenses. It
may be difficult, in view of the way
such demands have been neglected in
the past and the manner in which pre-
vious requests of this nature from the
forester were ignorred, to believe that
the departments are now stirred for
economy, but let it be hoped they are.
Nor let them waste time pleading that
reductions may cause the omission of
many useful activities. The public has
no thought of cutting out anything
useful. It would eliminate the activ-
ities that seem to have no other ex-
cuse than the multiplication of jobs
ridiculous waste as was illustrated by | ing to the statements of some of these
Col. Spangler’s goose story, that was | a .
told with such effect in the recent | GOVeInors and its depredations have
campaign. A man living near Eagle-
ville made claim for the loss of a
goose that was killed by a neighbor’s
dog. The claim was certified and sent
to Harrisburg, but in filling out the
papers the name of the owner of the
killing dog was inadvertently omitted.
One of the department sharks down in
Harrisburg noticed the omission and
forthwith sent a deputy up to Eagle-!
ville, a distance of three hundred and
more miles, to supply the missing
name. It cost the State nearly one
hundred dollars to do what could have
been done for four cents in postage
stamps. If Harrisburg has many cas-
es like that of the Eagleville goose
maybe it wen’t be so wonderful a
trick, after all, to save one hundred
and twenty-five million,
multiplied as its numbers increased.
| The Governor of Oregon and the Gov-
ernor of Kansas seem to be especially
agitated on the subject and anxious to
(stamp it out. But they are not pro-
| vided with a remedy or even agreed
upon a process. Probably if they
| would forget the danger or the menace
for awhile the obnoxious organization
would die of its own accord. Only
fools can be inveigled into such an or-
ganization, and there are not enough
fools to keep it up long.
The authorities may never be
able to enforce the Volstead act but
the courts of Pennsylvania are finding
a way to check automobile accidents.
Jail sentences will accomplish that de-
|it’s going to be a very gloomy Christ-
something like eight or ten million
dollars in revenue annually. But it
will add to the cost of fuel ten times
that amount, and at least one-fourth
of the total will come out of the pock-
ets of the consumers in Pennsylvania.
But as Mr. Pinchot said in his exult-
ant comment on the court decision,
“the State needs the money.” The
new Welfare Department, the extrav- |
agant Health Department and the
profligate Highway Department will |
“eat up money” faster than the peo-
ple can earn it. But that will make
little difference to Governor-elect Pin-
the machine and taken the bosses into
his loving embrace.
———As the lessons of the election
have made no impression on the mind
of President Harding it is not easy to
conjecture what he hopes to get out
of an “Education Week.”
are one of the friends we've been ap- | for political henchmen.
pealing to recently won’t you -help
make our New Year outlook a bit’
Looking Over the Returns.
a—————— A —————————
The Ship Subsidy bill is hav-
ing a rough voyage through the Sen-
‘ate and it hasn’t reached the storm
centre. The worst is yet to come.
| —Of course the “kiddies” are as
anxious for a “white Christmas” as
ever, but a drenching wet one would
do more good this year.
It looks as if John Pierpont
| Morgan is the framer of our foreign
— The regular session of license
court scheduled for last Saturday
morning was continued indefinitely.
From the Ohio State Journal.
As the revised and complete returns
come in from some places, New York,
for instance, it looks as if hardly any-
body voted the Republican ticket this
year except the solid phalanxes of
war grafters that the Department of
Justice and the forty extra lawyers
hired for the occasion were going to
have in jail long before this.
Less Meat Eaten Here.
From the New York Herald.
It will probably surprise most per-
sons to learn from official statistics
that in the United States, which has
always been accounted one of the
great meat-eating nations of the
world, the consumption of meat has
decreased 25 per cent. in the last year.
dent of Pittsburgh, and familiarly known
among his friends as “Count” Glanz, be-
cause of his faultless dress, has jumped
$5000 bail and is now in either Germany or
Australia, eluding a sentence of five years
in the penitentiary at Atlanta. Glanz was
convicted of counterfeiting internal reve-
nue whiskey stamps. He was released on
bail pending disposition of an appeal. A
federal bench warrant was issued for him
last Friday and it was then ascertained
that he had fled.
—A charge of murder has been made
against Lloyd Mathias, a miner, who, ac-
cording to the authorities, has confessed
that he killed Mrs. Eva Kelley, of Somer-
set, ten days ago by cutting her throat
with a butcher knife. The coroner's jury
returned a verdict of suicide. A consta-
ble and two state policemen arrested Ma-
Z thins afterward and. after questioning him,
to the officers, Mathias, a boarder a e I TA
Kelley home, told them he killed the wom-
an when she resisted him in the absence of
—Tony Capello, of Lock Haven, has been
formally charged with the murder of Eliz-
abeth Harley, aged 14, whose body was
found on the street in that city on the
night of December 1. The Harley girl,
with Eva Perri, had accompanied Capello
and Leo Kitchen on an automobile ride
that evening when their machine side-
swiped a telephone pole east of that city.
Both girls later were discovered, the Perri
girl having suffered slight injuries and be-
ing in a stupefied condition. The district
attorney is proceeding on the belief that
the Harley girl met her death before the
automobile accident occurred.
— Loss of more than $200,000 was caused
by fire which swept five business build-
ings in Juniata, last Thursday. When
firemen reached the scene they found the
water pressure so low that it was ineffect-
ive. An hour was lost while they made
connections with the Pennsylvania Rail-
road water supply. While the firemen were
making the connections, dynamite was
used in an effort to stop the progress of
the flames. The ruined structures housed
a barber shop, living apartments, bakery,
department store, dairy, depot, undertak-
ing establishment and a hardware store.
Other property was damaged.
—A coasting party on the Buena Vista
hill, Pittsburgh, on Sunday afternoon end-
ed in a shooting affray. Sammy Schoen-
berger, 10 years old, whizzed down the
hill and struck W. G. McGaffick, 35 years
old, who was shoveling his sidewalk. By-
standers declared that McGaffick spanked
Sammy with the snow shovel. The boy
told his father, Walter Schoenberger, a
piano tuner. Soon the two adults were at
it. Blows were struck by both men. Then
McGaffick drew a revolver and shot Schoen-
berger through the head. The former was
arrested and the latter was taken to a
hospital. Schoenberger may recover.
— The family of Stephen Walsh, of John-
sonburg, perhaps holds the Renovo divis-
jon record for members in Pennsylvania
Railroad employ. The father is a tele-
graph operator at Johnsonburg, where he
has been for more than twenty years. A
daughter, Mary H., entered the service in
1913, and Kathleen L., July 16, 1917. Luke
was employed as clerk to the assistant su-
pervisor at Kane until a few weeks ago,
when he returned to Notre Dame College.
Brnest is employed as trackman at John-
sonburg, and Paul recently left the service
to resume his studies in the High school,
after serving as clerk during his vacation.
While Shamokin borough council is
quibbling and holding sessions for the
purpose of inquiring into the police situa-
tion of that place, it having been reduced
recently to a solitary patrolman, local rob-
bers are busy. The home of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Smith, 405 East Spurzheim street
of that place was robbed early Friday
evening. Two rooms upstairs were ran-
sacked, the contents of a library scattered,
a $500 Victory bond, a Christmas savings
check for $101 on the Peoples Trust Com-
pany, $20 in currency, $10 in War Savings
stamps, a gold watch, a pearl brooch, and
a seal ring stolen. The bond is one called
for redemption this month, and the Christ-
mas check was not endorsed.