Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, July 13, 1923, Image 1

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    emo Wats
—Summer is more than half gone.
Do you realize it?
—-Certainly it has been fine weath-
er for hay-making and harvest.
—With circuses and carnivals Belle-
fonte is having something of a surfeit
this season. ]
—The question we’d like most to
have answered is: Will the Athletics
come back or keep on going back?
—=Shelby, Montana, is another place
that has discovered that printer’s ink
is about the only thing that can put
something on the map to stay.
—The next time Bellefonte indulges
in community sports Mr. C. D. C. will
find the broad spit a much safer con-
test to enter than a potato race.
—That four inch snowfall in Massa-
chusetts might have been a safe
enough celebration of the Fourth, but
certainly it was not a very sane one.
-—Flour is at the lowest price it has
reached in years and still the Ford-
ney-McCumber act that was passed
by Congress to fool the farmers keeps
fooling them.
—-Senator Max Leslie’s hopes for
political re-establishment in Alle-
gheny county seem utterly blasted by
the reported love feast at which the
Flinn, Magee and Oliver forces sat in
—Time was when no mechanic dar-
ed to think himself a brick-layer un-
less he could lay at least a thousand
a day. Today no one who lays more
than six hundred is regarded as a real
—There is only one explanation of
the miracle that has been wrought at
Wernersville where a landlord has
advertised for ténants with large fam-
ilies. He is going to run for office,
that’s what he’s after.
—And now it appears that the
maiden trip of the Leviathan was so
wet that only one dry passenger was
aboard the ship. But then our officials
are so busy watching foreign boats
that they haven’t time to watch those !
flying our own flag.
—Mr. Bryan denies that he is for
McAdoo for President. He expects to
be a delegate from Florida to the
next National convention and, of
course, couldn’t be expected to com-
mit himself until the last chance of
the lightning striking W. J. B. has
—Wouldn’t the Fourth of July,
1923, have been outstanding as a Na-
tional holiday if Gibbons had only
been able to put over a punch that
would have sent Dempsey into the ob-
scurity he tried so hard to find when
real American boys were volunteer-
ing to fight for their country.
—Thousands of bushels of-cherries
are rotting on the trees of Centre
county for want of some one to pick
them. They are selling on the streets
at from ten to fifteen cents per quart
and as this price represents the cost
of picking them it goes to show how
much labor has contributed to the rise
in commodities.
—We are of the opinion that Joe
Guffey should not be re-elected Na-
tional committeeman from Pennsyl-
vania, but it is foolish for the Hon.
Eugene C. Bonniwell to think that he
can succeed. Judge Bonniwell might
make a very satisfactory representa-
tive for our party in the National
committee, but he has gone too often
to the well with his pitcher.
—The Edward Bok prize of one
hundred thousand dollars for a plan
that will bring about peace to the
world is being looked upon rather
* lightly by every one but Mr. Bok,
himself. There is no telling, however,
what it might draw out. All of the
brains of America are not in legisla-
tive positions and those that are not
are unclouded by partisanship and
fearless of constituencies.
—Among those being seriously con-
sidered as prospective Democratic
candidates for President are former
Governor Cox, of Ohio; Governor Al.
Smith, of New York; Senator Oscar
W. Underwood, of Alabama; John W.
Davis, of West Virginia, former Am-
bassador. to Great Britain; Henry
Ford, of Michigan, and Wm. G. Mec-
Adoo, former Secretary of the Treas-
ury. Nowhere have we heard a
sound that would indicate that any-
body has thought of A. Mitchell Pal-
mer as a potential candidate.
—Whether the information is cor-
rect we know not, but we have heard
that Bill Brown is to be the Republi-
can nominee for sheriff. The leaders
are said to have wakened up to find
Bill too slick for them and rather than
have it appear that they have lost
prestige have decided to throw no ob-
stacles in the path of his pleasant and
profitable round of the public offices
of the county. Our informant told us
that Bill thinks that by the time he
gets out of the sherifi’s office he will
be just ripe for prothonotary and then
expects to spend his declining years in
the treasurer’s office.
—Oh, what a wallop! Just when
we have about recovered from the ef-
fects of that infected pencil pusher
and have done sufficint penance to sat-
isfy our conscience that all is squared
for the crime of cutting bean poles on
Sunday, for which the affliction was
sent on us, along comes old Bill Gib-
son, of Crafton, shootin’ right in our
face as follows: “I read of your af-
fliction in Ink Slings. You only think
you are suffering retribution for past
sins. If you really were the wonder
is that you are living at all.” Now,
what do you think of that? Almost,
VOL. 68.
Pinchot’s Ambition Satisfied.
Governor Pinchot has relinquished
all his ambition to be President for
the present at least. Some months
ago, when the future purposes of Mr.
Harding were involved in doubt, there
was a good deal of talk of our Gover-
nor for the succession. The Anti-Sa-
loon League and other ultra prohibi-
tionists were particularly active in
propagating the idea, and the Gover-
nor made no attempt to chcek them.
But the political atmosphere has since
cleared. President Harding is an ac-
tive candidate and with the thousands
of office holders behind him there isn’t
even a look-in for any other aspirant.
Because of this fact Governor Pinchot
has become resentful of any sugges-
tion that he might entertain the am-
Some days ago, according to an ex-
tremely servile Republican contem-
porary, some of the Governor’s Pike
county neighbors intimated that cer-
tain action might exercise an influ-
ence on his political future. The
Governor replied with some asperity
that “he is not now and would not be
a candidate for any other office, and
that he wanted that fact clearly un-
derstood.” That was certainly fine
but not all. Our servile contemporary
he has an important piece of work to
do on Capitol Hill and that all of his
energy and ability and thought are
being devoted to that particular job.”
No doubt that settled the matter once
and for all with his Pike county neigh-
But it sets the rest of us to think-
ing. The Governor must have had
some purpose in mind other than the
important work on Capitol Hill in
Harrisburg when he planned out and
forced through the General Assembly
a measure which makes him master of
all the governing agencies of the
State. Men with the single purpose
of serving the public weal rarely
build up a personal machine so firmly
entrenched as to be practically invin-
cible, and at a sacrifice of reputation
and integrity. If Governor Pinchot
has no ambitions beyond the faithful
administration of his present office
why did he form alliances with the
Vare machine; the Penrose contingent
and the Grundy outfit to accomplish
these results? :
——If scopolamin will compel per-
sons to tell the truth a few doses ju-
diciously administered to Republican
politicians might result in some in-
teresting recent history of Pennsyl-
Mr. Bok’s Princely Offer.
Mr. Edward Bok, formerly editor
of the Ladies’ Home Journal, offers a
prize of $100,000 for a plan of world
co-operation for permanent peace.
Half of this munificent sum is to be
paid for the plan upon approval by a
committee of distinguished citizens
and the other half on the acceptance
of the plan by the United States Sen-
ate. It is a great as well as an in-
teresting proposition and perfectly
safe. The United States Senate will
never agree to any plan which could
possibly bring about the result, and
the offer gets “the first page” for a
considerable time and over a wide area
without expense. President Hard-
ing’s pet, Mr. Lasker, could hardly
do better in the matter of publicity.
There will likely be a good many con-
testants for this princely prize and
the ideas will take various forms. Mr.
DeMar, the very capable cartoonist of
the Philadelphia Record, has already
brought forward an admirable one. He
depicts the League of Nations with
the door ajar and a hanging sign:
“Don’t knock—Walk in.” Uncle Sam
stands in front of the sign, plainly
perplexed but “almost persuaded.” It
is a great thought expressed in sim-
ple figures. If Mr. Bok, and thous-
ands of others like him who sincerely
desire peace, had voted for the purpos-
es they cherish now, three years ago,
the result would be so far advancd
by this time that there would be no
necessity for such offers as he makes.
Other plans might be suggested and
hundreds of them will be, but we
doubt if any will hit the mark as sure-
ly as that of Mr. DeMar.
might be as effective but less attract-
ive. For example, if Senator Lodge
were literally killed, Senator Moses
extradited, Senator LaFollette’s
tongue torn out by the roots and Sen-
ator Johnson, of California, and Sen-
ator Reed, of Missouri, expelled from
the Senate there might be a chance
of agreeing upon a plan that would
make the United States an influential
member of the League of Nations and
thus guarantee to the world a power-
ful agency sincerely striving for
“Peace on earth, good will among
men.’ But we own this plan is not
——If American tourists spend a
billion and a half in Europe this year,
as it is estimated they will, it won’t
take them long to supply the money
we are on the point of admitting that | to pay what Europe owes this coun-
we are discovered.
“He made it plain, also, that
Another |
| Harding’s Faith in Public Credulity.
It would be hard to imagine a more
transparent farce, in the consideration
of a serious subject, than that ex-
pressed in the correspondence between
President Harding and Judge Gary,
head of the Iron and Steel Institute,
concerning the twelve hour day for
employees in the iron and steel indus-
try. Some months ago the Iron and
Steel Institute, after mature delib-
eration, declared that a day of less
length than twelve hours would be de-
structive of the iron and steel indus-
try. Shortly afterward the manager
of the Colorado Iron and Steel compa-
ny issued a statement to the effect
that an eight hour day had been in
operation in that plant for some time
and proved profitable as well as help-
ful and satisfactory.
The steel workers were greatly dis-
turbed because of this reactionary la-
bor policy. For nearly five years they,
in common with other wage earners
of the country, had been striving to
shorten the hours of labor and such
progress had been achieved that an
eight hour day had almost become the
rule. Reversion to the twelve hour
| day seemed to them like a return to
human slavery and they raised the
voice of protest from the Atlantic to
the Pacific. But President Harding
took no notice of the action until he
began planning his campaign for re-
election and preparing his speeches
i for his “round the circle” trip. On
, the 18th of June he wrote to Judge
Gary suggesting that the twelve hour
day policy be revoked “when there is
a surplus of labor available.”
Of course Judge Gary and his as-
sociates in the Iron and Steel Insti-
tute promptly responded with assur-
ances that they will comply with the
sugestion when “there is a surplus of
labor available.” That must afford
! great encouragement to the puddlers,
‘rollers and other employees of the
‘Steel trust who are working their
lives out in twelve hour shifts. But
it gives ‘a hope that may be long de-
ferred. Members of the Iron and
Steel Institute will determine when
“there is a surplus of labor available”
and it is safe to predict that they will
fix the date long after that conjectur-
the moon.” But. President. Ha
has much faith in the credulity of the
——Travel on the highways will
liquor” is made a capital offense.
Economies that are Doubtful.
The old time adage, “figures can’t
lie,”. may be admitted, but it is equally
true that figures may be juggled so as
to deceive even careful students of af-
fairs. In a speech delivered at Salt
Lake City, while on his way to Alaska,
President Harding made the boast
that his administration had, by wise
economies, saved the country a billion
dollars. He probably reached this
conclusion by adding together an es-
timated deficit of some eight hundred
millions and a paper surplus at the
end of the fiscal year of two hundred
million dollars. The first was a bad
guess and it looks as if the other is a
hopeful conjecture.
The disbursements during 1923
amounted to $3,697,478,020 as against
$3,795,000,000, in 1922, a difference of
$97,521,980. That is a considerable
sum of money and if actual is quite
worth while, But some very reliable
statisticians declare that it required
considerable juggling of figures to
show that balance. For example, it is
alleged that some payments have been
held over for settlement during the
fiscal year of 1923 and that if they
had been made as they ought to have
been there would have been a deficit
instead of a surplus on the 30th of
June. If that be true the value of the
guess made by the Secretary of the
Treasury in advance of the event is
correspondingly strengthened.
There ought to have been a consid-
erable saving during the fiscal year
just ended as compared with the dis-
bursements of the previous year. The
appropriations by Congress for the
support of the army and navy were
in the neighborhood of two hundred
millions less for 1923 than for 1922,
and that difference ought to show up.
It was accomplished, not by economies
in the service or greater wisdom or
integrity in management, but by re-
ducing those branches of the govern-
ment to a peace basis, thus saving in
the pay rolls the difference between a
war and peace army and navy. Dur-
ing the last year of the Wilson admin-
istration more than two billion dollars
were saved in the same way and no
boast made of it.
——That Frenchman who expects
“to see us all flying in a few years”
is too optimistic. The price of the
machine forbids.
A ———— Qf ———————————
There is no danger of the Dem-
ocrats being without a candidate for
President next year. The entrants are
al period “when the cow jumps over .
Politics in Mine Troubles.
The refusal of the representatives
of the anthracite coal miners, in -con-
ference with agents of the operators
at Atlantic City, to join in an agree-
ment to continue operations after ex-
piration of the existing contract, may
have been a wise precaution, though it
certainly disappoints the coal consum-
ing public. After the experience of
last winter the prospect or even the
probability of a strike this year is
like a horrible nightmare. But under
such an agreement the mine owners
might prolong the conference and de-
lay an agreement indefinitely and the
miners would have no redress. The
existing agreement runs until the first
of September and between now and
then the problems ought to be solved.
The demands of the miners as a ba-
sis for future operation of the mines
are various. They insist on the elimi- |,
nation of the twelve-hour day, an in-
crease of wages, alterations in the
working conditions at the mines and
a limit of thirty days for a decision
of questions submitted to the um-
pire. The operators profess a willing-
ness to give up the twelve-hour day
at some future time and agree to the
thirty day limit for decision by the
umpire. But they may hold out in-
definitely on the wage question, for
there is some reason in their state-
ment that the present wage rate is
“adequate to meet present conditions,”
according to the coal commissioners’
This statement brought out a dis-
turbing question and gave the pro-
ceedings political slant. It was
charged that the report of the coal
commission was written by Attorney
General Daugherty “so as to make it
accord with the labor policy of the
Harding administration.” This state-
ment was attributed to George H.
Cushing, publisher of a bulletin circu-
lated in the coal trade, and the mine
workers demanded an investigation of
the matter. The vehement opposition
to this demand would indicate that
the operators have something to fear
from such an inquiry. Just what in-
fluenced them is left to conjecture but
it looks as if the administration is
overworking the labor question.
“wen his position as general man-
ager of the Chicago, Aurora and El-
gin Railroad company J. Harvey Me-
Clure, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mec-
Clure of Bellefonte, is meeting with
never be entirely safe until “driving such success that he was recently
an automobile under the influence of highly commended by the board of di-
rectors for having successfully effect-
ed a two year contract with the em-
ployees of that railroad. Ir his deal-
ings with the men he has shown such
a spirit of fairness and consideration
for them that he has won their confi-
dence and esteem to that extent that
they are willing to co-operate to the
best of their ability. As evidence that
the company is not only improving
. the service but keping its equipment
up to a high standard, under the man-
agement of Mr. McClure, is the fact
that only recently they placed an or-
der for twenty new Pullman cars at a
cost of approximately $600,000.
——Last Saturday morning in
glancing out of the window in the
“Watchman” office, the writer observ-
ed a big California trout, fully two
feet in length, floating down stream
with another trout in its mouth that
must have been easily twelve to four-
teen inches long. The big “cannibal”
floated down to the lower side of High
street bridge where he anchored in a
pool, evidently with the intention of
devouring his catch at leisure. Quite
a crowd gathered and watched the
trout for probably a quarter of an
hour, then some ont threw a stone into
the creek and the big trout loosened
its hold just long enough for the oth-
er trout to flop out of its jaws and
swim away, but the scales had been
completely peeled off of the smaller
one where the big fellow had it in
its jaws.
——Senator Vare visited the Gov-
ernor in Harrisburg, the other day,
and according to the newspaper cor-
respondents left in a gloomy mood.
The Governor has harvested his crop.
——1It is said that somebody has
stolen the former Kaiser’s saber. Sad,
of course, but it may be said the for-
mer Kaiser is not likely to need it
——Mrs. Rebecca C. Tuten, of Phil-
ipsburg, has entered the political are-
na as a candidate for the nomination
for Recorder on the Republican ticket.
——France has finally ratified the
Washington conference treaty but has
not agreed to all the conditions. Thus
we are making progress.
——— A —————
——President Harding is a gifted
phrase maker but he is making a wide
chasm between his tongue and his
A ——— A ————————
~——Only fifteen more days of trout
fishing, but bass are now in season.
NO. 27.
Blocs and Parties.
From the Philadelphia Record.
It has been observed by Political
philosophers that only in England
and the dominions under English tra-
ditions and in the United States are
there two parties whose struggles con-
stitute political life. In other coun-
tries there are half a dozen small par-
ties or groups, whose representatives
in the national legislature may combing
into what is known as a bloc, but the
next day the bloc may disintegrate
and another bloc succeed it, composed
of some of the groups that were in-
cluded in the first bloc and several
that were excluded. The political phil-
osophers usually prefer the Anglo-
American party system to the bloc
with which statesmen have to get
along in nearly all other parliamenta-
ry countries. ;
Of course if politics existed for the
peace and comfort of Prime Ministers
or Presidents the party system would
ave very great advantages. A Presi-
dent or a Premier would know defi-
nitely whether he was leading the ma-
jority or minority. He would be in
office with a safe majority behind him,
or he would be out of office with no
responsibilities, merely playing for
position and hoping for better luck
next deal of the ballot-box.
But the reason that there are rarely
more than two parties in England, the
British dominions and the United
States is that Englishmen and Ameri-
cans are severely practical; they are
not struggling for causes, but for po-
litical power. Hence a third party has
precious little attractions for them. A
few enthusiastic Socialists, or Single
Taxers, or, in former years, Prohibi-
tionists, may be willing to stand up
and be counted, without 2 ghost of a
chance of securing control of the gov-
ernment. But the overwhelming ma-
ority of voters want to win, or to
ave a chance to win, and they join
one of the two parties which occupy
the greater part of the field. They
may not get the political action that
they want, but they would be quite
not to get it if they flocked b
themselves and formed a group, whic
in the legislative body would join oth-
er groups and give one statesman a
majority today and another statesman
a majority tomorrow. ;
But if politics be the expression of
the political wishes of the electorate,
it is not at all certain that the party
system is as good as the bloc system.
The members of the bloc unite to se.
Br ean pect 2etion, which is
AL irom being . they desire,
but is esteemed by coat hey desire,
portant thing at the moment. They
succeed, and then the bloc disinte-
grates and some of the groups of
which it consists unite with certain
outside groups to attain another ob-
Ject. There may be two blocs but
each exists for the purpose of attain-
Ing a specific object. When that is at-
tained, another bloc is formed for
another purpose.
Under the party system each party
seeks to maintain the permanent or-
ganization of a political entity or a
church. You are supposed to be a
member of that party for life,'and you
generally are. The President and Mrs,
Harding have expressed their strong
hostility to people who vote with one
party or another for the purpose of
attaining this or that specific object.
And yet nothing could be more ra-
tional than such action. According to
the President, every man should be a
Republican or a Democrat, just as he
should be a Catholic or a Methodist or
a Presbyterian. The party exists for
its own sake. Its members are ex-
pected to be loyal to it, no matter
what it does. The topic that is up-
permost in people’s minds at the pres-
ent time is likely to be ignored by both
the large parties next year, because
each party is intent only on keeping
or getting control of the government;
it is not struggling to put a certain
political program into effect.
EE ———— A ———
“Too Much Government.”
From the Chicago News.
Summing up the impressions gained
by recént travel through many States
in the Union, one of the correspondents
of the Daily News asserted in his dis-
patch to this newspaper the other day
that a deep and significant issue was
emerging in American politics—name-
ly the issue between too much bureau-
cracy and too much avoidable inter-
ference and meddling by government
on the one hand, and, on the other
hand, a vigorous reassrtion of Amer-
ican ideas of liberty, healthy individ-
ualism and private initiative.
It is high time a powerful nation-
wide reaction was developed against
the tendency to multiply restrictions,
set up new regulatory agencies, in-
crease costs of government and heap
up loose and uncertain statutes pro-
ductive of litigation and confusion.
Signs of such a wholesome reaction
are discernible even among the wage
workers, who are often misrepresent-
ed by political radicals, and among the
self-reliant farmers, equally misrep-
resented by self-constituted leaders of
a supposed agrarian movement in fa-
vor of flat money and governmental
fixing of agricultural prices.
Of late, certain officers of the rail-
road brotherhoods have repudiated the
demand for railroad nationalization
made by sundry radical groups in the
name of organized labor. There are
more staunch adherents to the sound
old American gospel of the civil and in-
dustrial liberty than the bureaucrats
think, and they are at last beginning
to protest against wanton, injurious
attacks upon the spirit and essence of
American institutions.
—Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
—Declared legally dead and his estate
distributed among his heirs about twenty
years ago, Uriah Eichelberger, 82 years old,
returned to Bethlehem, Pa., on Sunday,
from where he disappeared yars ago. He
will be sent to an old soldiers’ home.
—Several thousand dollars’ worth of
stolen silk from the Sunbury converting
works was recovered by chief of police
Quinn and Captain Keller of the Penn-
sylvania railroad police at Sunbury, when
the homes of two suspects in that place
were searched.
—William A. Rossiter, well known resi-
dent of Bucks county, owner of four farms
and a model dairy of 100 pure-bred cattle,
and who was private secretary to the late
Charlemagne Tower, of Philadelphia, has
been missing since June 29th, and no trace
of his whereabouts can be found.
—Andrew Getskey, miner, of Beaver
Meadow, who fell asleep while sitting on a
railroad track watching that his cow
would not be hit by a passenger train al-
most due, slept so soundly that he had to
be kicked off the right of way by the engi-
neer of the locomotive, who brought his
train to a stop a few feet from the man.
—TFifteen children were made fatherless
in two accidents on the Fourth of July at
Bovard, a mining town in Westmoreland
county. Harry B. Tait, the father of eight
children, was killed when struck by an
automobile on the New Alexandria high-
way. A few hours later Bert Morgan, who
leaves seven children, fell from a tree and
died from a fractured skull.
—Negotiations for the purchase of the
$4,000,000 plant of the Worthington Pump
and Machinery company, at Hazleton, for
the manufacture of a British automobile
have fallen through, it was anounced
last week, as makers of the car and local
bankers could not agree on the financing
of the project. The Worthington works
have been idle since the end of the world
—Alfred Wagstaff, of New York city, 14
year old nephew of Colonel Henry W.
Shoemaker, of McElhattan, was severely
injured, when one of the three large Wy-
oming wolves in the Shoemaker park at-
tacked him knocking him down and biting
him in the back and on the arm. Jesse
Phillips, caretaker, beat off the animal
The wolves were shot by order of Colonel
—Miss Margaret McKibben, of Pitts-
burgh, and Miss Melva Howes, of Fayette
City, students at the summer session of
Slipery Rock Normal school, were drown-
ed on Sunday afternoon when they step-
ped into a deep hole while wading in a
stream at Mineral Springs, near Slippery
Rock. Efforts to rescue the girls proved
futile, no one in the party of which they
were members being able to swim. The
bodies were recovered.
—Miss Keturah Walker, aged 24 years,
daughter of John F. Walker, of Milton,
was drowned in the Susquehanna river on
Saturday evening near the Muncy dam.
With two other Milton girls, members of
a camping party, she was rowing a boat,
which became lodged on a rock. While at-
tempting to release it the girls capsized
the beat and Miss Walker sank. Her com-
panions clung to.the overturned craft un-
til it drifted into shallow water. i
—While Attorney W. D. Lewis, repra«
senting the United Charities and Attorney
Frank X. York, representing Peter Don-
chek of Lansford, Schuylkill county, charg-
ed with assaulting his adopted daughter
and assault and battery upon his wife,
were arranging for the release of his
bondsmen in order to keep him in jail,
Donchek committed suicide in his cell. Ie
tied his belt around his neck, attached one
end to a nail and leaped from the radia-
tor, breaking his neck. The dead man left
a note denouncing his wife and giving all
his belongings to his brother John, stating
it was his last letter to him.
—A drink-crazed negro was shot and
killed and three police officials were shot
in a battle at Mount Union, Huntingdon
county, on Sunday night. Chief of Police
McConahay was shot through the body.
He died on Tuseday. Patrolman Mil-
ler, the only other member of the borough
police force, was shot through the neck.
His condition is serious. Sergeant C. I.
Cutshall, of the Pennsylvania Railroad po-
lice, was shot in the arm. All are at the
Blair Memorial hospital at Huntingdon.
The battle occurred when the officers at-
tempted to arrest the negro, who had
threatened to ‘‘shoot up” the town.
—The fire which for several years past
has been consuming the coal lands owned
by Peale, Peacock and Kerr, near Hawk
Run, Clearfield county, is nearing its fin-
ish. Last winter a force of men with
steam shovels was put to work to reach
the source of trouble and their work has
been so well done the company announces
it expects the fire soon to be completely
extinguished. The fire has been in prog-
ress for years and thousands of tons of
coal burned. At times the ground in the
viscinity was so hot pedestrians could not
walk on it. The company owns many
acres in that section and when the fire is
out the work of mining will go ahead.
—After forcing an entrance into the
home of Mrs. Emma Shagine, of Pitts-
burgh, early Saturday morning, Rocco N.
Ali, aged 29 years, went to her room and
beat and bit her severely when she refus-
ed to desert her three children and elope
with him. In a battle which lasted twenty
minutes, Mrs. Shagine was thrown over the
bed and several chairs and severely injur-
ed. Growing weak from the blows and bit-
ing, Mrs. Shangine tore herself from Ali's
grasp, dashed from the house and noti-
fied the police. The police later arrested
Ali, who admitted that he was infatuated
with Mrs. Shagine, but denied that he had
abused her. He was held for a hearing.
On one side the flesh was torn from the
woman's body in small pieces.
—Going to Philadelphia to take charge
of the body of his brother who leaped to
death from the fifth floor of the Ritz-
Carlton hotel on Friday, Peter G. Mauga-
kos, of Barnesboro, Pa., was robbed of
$200 as he slept in a Central hotel early
Saturday morning. James George Mauga-
kos, who owned a restaurant in that city,
leaped from the hotel window after he had
barricaded himself in a room and fired
several shots through the door at a bell-
boy and the assistant manager. His
brother was notified that he was injured .
in the fall, and did not learn of his death
until he reached that city. He was taken
to the morgue, where he identified the
body. He then went to a hotel, and when
he awoke Saturday morning discovered he
had been robbed of $200 hidden under his
pillow. Notifying the coroner of the fact
that he had been robbed that official loan-
ed the Barnesboro man $100 from the $000
cash found in his brother's pockets.