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Bellefonte, Pa., June 1, 1923.
WOMEN MUST PAY TAXES.
According to a bill signed by Gov-
ernor Pinchot, women who fail to pay
their taxes may be sent to jail. It is
not likely, however, that the jail pen-
alty will ever need to be enforced.
There are comparatively few women
in Pennsylvania who are not willing
to pay their taxes and cast a hallot.
If the law were to be strictly en-
forced in every case there would be
more men than women landed in jail
for failing to settle their tax bills.
When Governor Pinchot signed the
bill permitting imprisonment of wom-
en for non-payment of taxes he made
effective legislation that was strong-
ly advocated by a large majority of
the women of Pennsylvania but that
was for a time threatened with de-
feat by members of the law-making
It was not until some time after
women were given the ballot and tax-
es were assessed against them that it
became generally known that under
the law of the State women could not
be imprisoned for refusal to pay taxes
although it provided for the imprison-
ment of men taxables who failed to
Soon after the present Legislature
convened a bill amending the law so
as to make it apply to women as well
as men was introduced and its strong-
est suporters were the women mem-
bers of the House.
The measure passed the House by
a large majority but when it got over
into the Senate, in which there are
no women representatives, it met with
strong opposition and a majority vote
was cast against it.
Later the vote was reconsidered,
the bill was put through and.now by
receiving the Governor’s signature, it
becomes a law.
The New York Herald, in an ed-
itorial dealing with the passage of an
old law which made it impossible to
place in jail women who did not pay
their taxes, assumes that the reason
for the passage of the measure was
the desire, through the forcing of the
payment of taxes by women, to quali-
fy more of them as voters.
The Philadelphia Record says that
the Herald is all wrong. “The tax
law which is desired to enforce
against the women of Pennsylvania
who live outside of Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh is the school tax law, and
not the tax law providing for the pay-
ment every two years of a Sate or
county tax, which alone is the tax that
carries with it the right to vote. A
woman or a man who pays a school
tax alone cannot vote.
“The school tax law as passed be-
fore the advent of the woman as a
citizen with the same rights as a man
provided that, in addition to the reg-
ular property tax, every citizen on
the assessors’ list should pay an oc-
cupation or head tax of not less than
$1, nor more than $5 a year for school
purposes, as the directors of each
school distriet might determine.
“The makers of the law, the mem-
bers of the Legislature, were control-
led by the leaders of the political ma-
chines in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
They realized that to make this tax
general would force on the list of tax-
payers the thousands of irresponsible
voters in the two big cities who do not
personally pay any tax, except such
as they contribute indirectly through
the landlord or the dealers who pay
taxes and take that into consideratien
in fixing rents or the prices of the ar-
ticles they sell. They realized also
that once this class of voters were
called upon or forced to pay a direct
tax of any kind they might begin to
take an interest in what they were
“But under the new School Code
money was needed, much more money
than could be provided by the ordi-
nary property tax. This at least was
true of the country districts. And so
the tax plan of adding a head, or oc-
cupation tax was devised, with Phila-
delphia and Pittsburgh exempt.
“It is operating as the law provides,
outside of Philadelphia and Pitts-
burgh, and it is the women of the
farm and of the small town who will
have to go to jail if they do not pay.
The city ladies need have no fear of
either the jail or the tax.
“The city man does not pay the tax
or go to jail. Neither does his wife
or daughter of age. The farmer pays
it. So does his wife and daughter, or
to jail they go until they do or are de-
clared paupers.”—Wellsboro Gazette.
Sr —— Arama.
Primary election, Tuesday, Septem-
General election, Tuseday, Novem-
First day for candidates to circu-
late petitions, July 12.
Last day to file petitions with coun-
ty commissioners, August 21.
Last day to withdraw before pri-
maries, August 24.
Registration days in third class
cities, Thursday, August 30; Tuesday,
September 4, and Saturday, Septem-
Last days to be assessed for No-
vember election, September 4 and 5.
Last day to withdraw from nomina-
tion, October 12.
Last day to pay tax to qualify for
November election, October 6.
Last day to file expense account for
November election, December 6.
Saves Bushes Along Highways.
Among the bills vetoed by Gover-
nor Pinchot was a measure which
would require owners of land to clear
the lands along the highways of all
growth except ornamental or fruit
trees. The bill would require the work
to be done in either June, July or Au-
In vetoing the bill Governor Pin-
chot said, “black berry, elder berry
and hazlenut bushes abound along the
country roads, which, in addition to
doing no harm, are producers of food.
Many small trees are harmless in
every way and often ornamental.”
The Governor thought that the farm-
er should not have needless work in
harvest time, and be allowed to use
his own judgment.
| HUMAN LIFE MERELY JEST
Mexican Authorities Place Rescue &7
Cattle Far Above the Salvation
of the King of Animals.
In Mexico there is no law by which
damages can be recovered for the loss
of human life. But in the case of cat-
tle it is different, remarks the Birming-
ham Age-Herald. The Mexican law
takes cognizance of cattle. When they
are lost their value can be recovered,
a singular distinction in the statutes
of our neighbor to the south, though
that is due perhaps te the fact that
the court dockets there would be too
hopelessly crowded if lives of human
beings could be sued over. This legal
anomaly was brought out in an investi-
gation just concluded at Mexicali,
Lower California, as to the wreckage
of the steamer Topolobampo in the
Gulf of California last November,
when about 100 human lives were lost,
If the cargo had been live stock in-
stead of cotton pickers of the poorest
Mexican class, the federal authorities
ruled, there would have been damages.
But with the only difference of opin-
ion at the hearing being on the num-
ber of lives lost, a tragic tale of the
sea was told. When the high tides in
the Gulf of California fall abruptly,
the Colorado river, forced back by the
waters of the gulf sometimes for 40
miles, rushes down with immeasurable
force, and ships that were, are not.
That is what happened to the Topo-
lobampo, with its 80 or 100 Mexicans
unaccounted for on land or sea.
LANDMARKS THAT MAKE CITY
Occasionally Townsmen Don’t Realize
Just What Has Been the Attrac-
tion That Brings Visitors.
No town finds out how many shrines
and landmarks it has until some one
installs a rubberneck wagon. It ought
to be quite a revelation for many of its
inhabitants to ride about in the sight-
seeing vehicles of their own town;
sometimes, as instructive as visiting
the museums of local historical socle-
Visitors in their expressed desire for
the local sights, always betray uner-
ringly what the city is most famed for.
It doesn’t much matter what iS most
important to the tourist.
Salem, Mass., has long since discov-
ered that the shadow of the witches is
“over it all,” and has resignedly
erected billboards at its main gateways
welcoming the motorists to “The Witch
City,” and Fredericktown, Md. ai-
though maintaining stoutly the flimsi-
ness of the Barbara Frietsche legend, is
willing to humor the visitors about it.
Whatever makes a town noted
abroad, it is best to make the most of,
for the world will have it so. “Sights”
are what popular imagination or asso-
ciation make.such, and nobody discov-
ers this with greater swiftness than
the genial guide who daily narrates to
eager listeners all the facts and tradi-
tions he can gather about them.—St.
To a notorious resident of London |
we owe the word *‘pinchbeck.” This
person, Pinchbeck by name, lived to-
ward the close of the Eighteenth cen-
tury in the vicinity of the Strand, and
manufactured a compcund metal which
had some of the glitter of gold, but
was readily distinguishable from the
precious metal by its lesser weight
and other palpable differences.
Consequently Pinchbeck’s name was
eventually applied to shams, counter-
feits and spurious things.
As a noun it was, and still is, ap-
plied to an alloy of copper and zine
formerly much used in the manufac-
ture of inexpensive jewelry. This al-
loy, though it presented the appear-
ance of gold, was a cheap substanee.
Big Irrigation Plan.
A. great irrigation project, which is
of interest because it is located in the
heart of the dark continent, has been
recently completed. It is known as the
Lake Mentz conservation works, and is
located along the lower reaches of Sun-
day’s river. It is second only to the
high and the length of the top is 1,150
feet. It impounds 25,700,000,000 gal-
ions of water and submerges 4,900
acres of land. It means the redemp-
tion of a great deal of land which will
Fossil skeleton of the largest prehis-
toric animal ever found is dug up in
Patagonia, South America. It’s a rep-
tile of the dinosaur family. When it
lumbered through the Mesozoic forests
it was 140 feet long and at least 5C
This nightmare-lizard could roam the
most congested street of modern cities,
and you can safely bet that no speed-
ing auto ever would hit it. One glance,
then on would go the brakes.
Pedestrians, less formidable, are
struck down daily. Most auto accidents
are due to eye carelessness and lack of
Ships and Shipments.
Little Johnny was seeking informa-
tion from his father. '
“Father,” he asked, “freight is good
that are sent by water or land, isn’t
“That's right, son.”
“Well, then, wiliy is it that tho
freight that goes by ship is called a
cargo, and when it goes by car it is
called a shipment?”
And then Johnny wondered why fa:
ther put on his hat and sauntered ouf-
side to get the air.
great Assuan dam in Egypt in size and |
Importance. The new dam is 150 feet
be used for agricultural and stock-raia-
Real Estate Transfers.
Sylvester W. Smith, et ux, to Jacob
Sharer, tract in Potter township;
Rose Tachet, et bar, to David Aus-
tin Kline, et ux, tract in Philipsburg;
Clement Dale, et ux, to Edward L.
Heaton, tract in Boggs township; $20.
Simler Batcheler, et al, to Chester
Buzzell, tract in S. Philipsburg; $30.
Thomas Davis, et ux, to Fred Wood,
tract in Philipsburg; $3,900.
Clara E. Bennet, et bar, to Penna.
R. R. Co., tract in Worth township;
Catherine Kerstetter’s heirs to
Reese C. Auman, tract in Penn town-
Emanuel Kerstetter’s Exrs. to Reese
C. Auman, tract in Penn township;
Thomas M. Kunes, et ux, to Percy
C. Kunes, tract in Liberty township;
$500. : fi
Percy C. Kunes to Thomas M.
Kunes, et ux, tract in Liberty town-
Clarence L. Dunn, et al, to George
E. Long, tract in Walker township;
Joe Mykio, et ux, to Bennis Jakn-
bowski, tract in Rush township; $409.
Bellefonte Cemetery Assn. to Mrs.
Harry Johnson, tract in Bellefonte;
John M. Hartswick, et al to E. E.
Wiser, tract in College township; $450.
F. A. Miller, et ux, to Samuel S.
Sigworth, et ux, tract in State Col-
lege; $1,200. .
Joseph B. Shope, et ux, to Kyle M.
Alexander, et ux, tract in State Col-
John M. Hartswick, et al, to Harvey
B. Baisor, tract in State College; $500.
J. W. Stein, et ux, to Herbert
Stein, tract in Philipsburg; $200.
Ellen E. Wilkinson to Charles R.
Foust, tract in Potters Mills; $500.
Charles Walsky, et ux, to Elizabeth
A. Acker, tract in Worth township;
Jennie E. Harvey, et bar, to Edith
Hays, tract in Philipsburg; $65.
Ella Zettle Swartz, et bar, to Glen-
don E. Fetzer, et ux, tract in Boggs
Centre and Clearfield Railway Co.,
to Frank Zarvalijdridge, tract in Rush
T. B. Budinger, et ux, to Mrs. Su-
sanna Markley Roberts, tract in Snow
Bellefonte Trust Co., trustees, to
John H. Rossman, tract in Bellefonte;
John H. Rossman, et ux, to Mike
Borowsky, tract in Bellefonte; $1,075.
Mary C. Biddle, et bar, to Charles
C. Bauge, tract in Philipsburg; $4,500.
Mary Elizabeth Stover to Samuel P.
Orndorf, tract in Haines township; $1.
Howard P. Zerby, et al, to Amanda
M. Bailey, tract in Gregg township;
John I. Holmes, et al, to State Col-
lege Water Co.,
Clarence Tate, et ux, to Florence
Ray Tate, et bar, tract in Spring
Arthur M. Grove, et ux, to W. B.
Grove, et ux, tract in Gregg and Pot-
ter townships; $10,000.
_ Vesta White to Henry M. Hoy, tract
in Spring township; $1,380.
John T. Taylor, et ux, to J. Howard
| Musser, tract in State College; $1,500.
Ammon O. Decker to W. D. Ripka,
tract in Gregg township; $2,150.
John D. Lingle, et ux, to Joseph K.
Confer, tract in Gregg township; $525.
Stanley Zikeolwicz, et ux, to John
F. Horzinski, tract in Rush township;
David Chambers, et al, to H. W.
Roberts, tract in Snow Shoe; $1.
Adella Heckman, et al, Exr., to
tract in Ferguson |.
Martha C. Beezer, tract in Bellefonte;
George Kerns to Mary E. Thorne,
tract in S. Philipsburg; $900.
George Grimes to John H. Royer,
tract in Ferguson township; $1.
Martha C. Beezer, et bar, to Adella
Heckman, et al, tract in Bellefonte;
Jacob Sharer, et ux, to John O. Ben-
ner, tract in Centre Hall and Potter
L. L. Smith, et ux, to Catherine E.
Grove, tract in Centre Hall and Pot-
ter township; $5,550.
James J. Markle, et ux, to Eugene
H. Weik, et ux, tract in College town-
Scott W. Shuey, et ux, to N. B. Kil-
patrick, tract in Philipsburg; $4,200.
John L. Holmes, et ux, to Carlisle
14 Taylor, tract in State College; $3,-
W. R. White to Frank P.
tract in State College; $1.
B. Parsons, et al, to William H.
Daisdo, et ux, tract in Huston town-
Chester W. Bott, et al, to Fort Pitt
Hunting and Fishing club, tract in
Miles township; $1.
H. H. Royer, Admr., to Lowell S.
Bierly, tract in Miles township; $800.
Miss Tryphena Tallhelm, et al, to
id G. Tallhelm, tract in Julian;
David Austin Kline, et ux, to Ar-
thur H. Hagyard, tract in Philipsburg;
John S. Six, et ux, to Clarence Rog-
ers, tract in South Philipsburg; $2,-
J. J. Arney to I. Mervin Arney,
tract in Centre Hall; $1.
Anna T. H. Henszey, et bar, to Rob-
ert H. Breon, tract in College town-
Mrs. Ellen Whitman to Ira D. Whit-
man, tract in Snow Shoe; $1,200.
Jacob Sharer, et ux, to I. N. Arney,
tract in Potter township; $1.
Cyrus M. Johnson, et ux, to Maude
Hazel Johnson, tract in Ferguson
Cyrus M. Johnson, et ux, to Flo
Harpster, tract in Ferguson town-
Alfred Beezer, et ux, to Lillian A.
Mayer, tract in Spring township; $1.
Alfred Beezer, et ux, to Barbara
Ann Fike, tract in Spring township;
John W. Garbrick, et ux, to Lewis
H. Gettig, tract in Bellefonte; $3,000.
Lewis H. Gettig, et ux, to John T.
Garbrick, tract in Bellefonte; $3,000.
John Spiela, et ux, to Mary Sut-
ika, tract in Snow Shoe; $2,300.
Antonia Kochurch to Stephen Koro-
lencsak, tract in Rush township; $127.
Anna Rossman, et al, to Willis F.
Shuey, tract in Benner township; $1.
P. H. Haupt, et al, to Wm. A. Thom-
as, tract in Milesburg; $1,200.
John L. Holmes, et al, to George D.
Gummo, tract in State College; $3,-
A certain young man wrote the fol-
lowing letter to a prominent business
firm, ordering a razor:
Dear Sirs—Please find enclosed 50c.
for one of your razors as advertised
P. S.—I forgot to enclose the 50c.
but no doubt a firm of your high
standing will send the razor anyway.
The firm addressed received the let-
ter and replied as follows:
Dear Sir—Your most valued order
received the other day and will say in
reply that we are sending the razor as
per request, and hope that it will prove
P. S.—We forgot to enclose the ra-
zor, but no doubt a man with your
cheek will have no need of it.—The
Associated Grower (Fresno).
ride on Fabric Tires.
U. S. Royal Cords.
They all like
United States Tires
are Good Tires
motorists of America
By the hundreds of thou-
sands they have stuck to
“Usco”yearinand year out.
If there ever was a tested
qualifies—and to spare.
Made by the makers of
P. H. McGarvey,
Blanchard Auto Service,
Stuck & Kline, -
J. A. Confer & Son,
; Millheim, Pa.
Pine Grove Mills, Pa,
Snow Shoe, Pa,
— SMEARS AS AS
NEN As a I a TNE Te a
Large Size Shoes
for Large Women
We can fit the very largest
foot with Stylish Shoes and
Yeager’s Shoe Store
THE SHOE STORE FOR THE POOR MAN
Bush Arcade Building BELLEFONTE, PA.
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co.
300 yards of Fine Batists, Voiles and Lawns—all col-
ors; values from 50 to 85c.—sale price 35c.
200 yards 36 in. Percale—all colors; worth 25c.—sale
150 yards Apron Check Gingham, only 15c. 500 yards
Dress Ginghams, worth 35 to 40c.—sale price 25c.
Good Heavy Toweling, during this sale 10c.
Royal Worcester and Bon Ton
Our Summer stock of Corsets is just in. See our special Corset
at $1.00. Model Brassiers—the ‘‘Model Brassier’’ is the
best in the market. Bandeaus from soc. up. Corset Brassiers
from $1.00 up.
Shoes . ... Shoes
We have just received a new line of Iadies, Mens and Childrens
Shoes. Ladies in Black, Tan and White.
A new Black Satin 1-Strap Slipper at $3.50
A new Tan 1-Strap Slipper - $4.00
A new Tan Oxford Slipper - - “ 4.00
A new White Oxford Slipper - ‘‘ 2.25
Mens and Childrens Shoes at Special Sale Prices.
Rugs, Carpets, Linoleum
Matting Rugs 9x12, special $5.00. Wilton and Axmin-
ster at special sale prices. Linoleum at great reduction
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