Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, May 09, 1924, Image 1

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    Bema Wap.
—After the last three days we'll
have to stop singing “December’s as
pleasant as May.”
—The outbreak of typhoid at Cole-
ville is alarming, of course, but the
source of the infection was discovered
at once and destroyed.
—Nine straight defeats makes it
look like Mr. Cornelius McGillicudy
will have to nurse his trio of high
priced bush leaguers in the cellar for
another season.
—Mr. Georges Carpentier, having
sailed once more for our shores, is no-
tice to American fight fans that his
supply of francs is low and they are
expected to replenish it. He couldn’
be coming over for any other reason,
for he can’t lick anybody but second
raters and they have no titles to con-
test for.
—The loss and probable death of
Major Martin, who was in command
of the American round the world air
flight, is lamentable, of course, but
pioneering has ever taken its toll of
human life and Major Martin is only
one of thousands who have given all
in blazing trails for posterity and
been forgotten.
—If the present Congress has in-
numerable sins of omission and com-
mission to answer for it still has made
political history. For the first time
of record a Republican House and a
Republican Senate have rejected the
legislative plan of a Republican Mo-
ses and passed the tax program pre-
sented as a substitute by a Democrat.
—The last prop of consolation has
been dragged from under us by some-
one’s precocious kid. He asked his
father why he was bald headed and
the old man used our pet answer:
“Grass doesn’t grow on busy streets.”
The smart boy thought a while, then
shot the bolt that has brought us to
the depths, when he replied: “Oh yes,
I see, it can’t get up through the con-
—We have been repressing an in-
clination to say something mean to
council for at least five years. Not
specially because the august body has
deserved it; more because it is well to
stir the animals up once in a while.
Our power of resistance to the im-
pulse is dwindling fast and unless
something is done to Spring street
this spring we're going to screw up
courage and ask why it is that parts
of Linn, Allegheny and Bishop are
coddled every year and poor, old, hard
worked Spring street pays taxes to
pay for treatment for others while it
lies neglected itself.
~—England is in a terrible ‘turmoil.
Something awful has happened.
Charles Sims has hung a picture in
the Royal Academy that purports to
be a likeness of King George and the
King and his friends are mad as the
devil because the legs were posed for
by some student instead of His Majes-
ty himself. Isn’t it the piffle? George
ought to be thankful that the artist
put any legs on him at all, for it was
only a few years ago that he was pos-
ing as a martyr because the war drain
had driven him to the necessity of
having the royal pants patched. And
patched pants are not indicative of
leg development that any artist could
do injustice to.
—The new Secretary of the Navy
is not for carrying out the ideals of
the late President Harding’s disarma-
ment conference. During an address
to the Republican women of the Dis-
trict of Columbia, on Monday evening,
he stated that he was in favor of a
“dominating navy” for the United
States. We all know what that means.
It is water on the mills of ship build-
ing corporations. “A dominating na-
vy” can only be maintained by a pro-
gram that will, each year, lay down
keels for larger and more powerful
dreadnaughts than England’s program
calls for and we are right back again
to the wasteful predicament we were
in before Harding called the nations
into conference in Washington to con-
sider scrapping engines of war and
smoking the pipe of peace.
—It is wonderfully gratifying to
note that the Governor has become so
much interested in the trout in the
stream that flows through Bellefonte
that he has stolen enough time from
the big duties that are his to suggest
to our local council a change in our
sewage system that will preserve the
lives of the piscatorial curiosities. It
may seem like lese majeste, but we
want to stand right up and tell coun-
cil that Gif’s dope is bunk. There
were brook trout, a plenty, in front
of this office long before Boards of
Health, Water Commissions, Fish
Commissions, etc., came into exist-
ence. Progressively trout fishing be-
came a sport, instead of a quest for
food, and they were nearly cleaned
out. Then came Clayt Brown, who
unwittingly planted a lot of rainbow
and brown trout. They, being canni-
bals, ate up the last of the brook trout
and grew to what seemed to us pro-
digious size. They, and their off-
spring, thrived on the sewage and
took the place of great men in the way
of keeping Bellefonte in the public
eye. Fishermen from distant points
threatened their extermination until
the lady who does the “week-end”
stuff for this paper, alone, carried the
petition to have the stream closed for
their protection and it was Nathan
Buller who answered her call and
saved the trout—not from the sewage
of Bellefonte but from those who had
eyes in their stomachs only.
VOL. 69.
BELLEFONTE, PA.. MAY 9, 1924. _
NO. 19.
Flagrant Prostitution of Power.
During a hearing before the Senate
committee investigating the indict-
ment of Senator Wheeler, of Monta-
na, last week, a witness named Blair
Coan testified that he had been em-
ployed by the Republican National
committee and sent to Montana “to
get something on Senator Wheeler
and another Senator.” In this nefar-
ious enterprise Coan was supported
and assisted by the “secret service
men” of the Postoffice Department
and the Department of Justice. The
“other Senator” thus placed under
surveilance by the government of the
United States was Senator Walsh, of
Montana, and the offense committed
by them was that they had partici-
pated in a lawful effort to expose cor-
ruption in the administration.
The “secret service men” of the De-
partment of Justice and the Postoffice
Department are appointed and paid
for discovering and bringing to jus-
tice other employees of the govern-
ment who have been guilty of crim-
inal actions. Every man of the forces
of the Department of Justice and the
Postoffice Department was morally
and legally bound to assist Senator
Wheeler and Senator Walsh in the
work in which they were engaged.
But instead of fulfilling their obliga-
tions to the people who pay them
they were diverted by the Attorney
General, Harry M. Daugherty, and
the Postmaster General, Harry S.
New, to the work of shielding crim-
inals from the just punishment for
their crimes.
In the history of the government of
the United States there have been re-
vealed a good many delinquents in the
public service. Crimes have been
committed under many administra-
tions, some of which have been pun-
ished and some escaped the just pen-
alties coming to them. But until the
“den of thieves” organized and as-
sembled after the inauguration in
1921 there has never been such a pros-
titution of the functions of govern-
ment as to make the “secret service”
agencies for the protection of crim-
inals instead of punishing them,
is gratifying to learn that the power
of the “Columbus crowd” is diminish-
ing, but it is by slow process and
without the aid of the President or
those closely in his confidence.
——Former Secretary of the Inter-
ior Albert Fall might easily have been
elected delegate to the Republican
National convention, but he was too
modest to offer himself as a candidate.
Coolidge Has Reason for Suspicion.
That President Coolidge doubts the
sincerity of his supporters is express-
ed in everything he does. He will be
nominated on the first ballot, if not
by acclamation without the formality
of a ballot. So far as appearances in-
dicate he is the only member of the
party worthy of consideration as a
candidate, the “only pebble on the
beach.” Yet he is suspicious. He
seems to imagine that before the con-
vention meets something will happen.
He scents danger in the air and takes
every precaution to guard against im-
pending calamity. His last precau-
tionary step was the selection of his
close personal friend Butler, of Mas-
sachusetts, for chairman of his cam-
paign committee.
To the cursory observer of events
this attitude of the President is sur-
prising. It is true that he has always
been somewhat of an isolator, secretive
and uncommunicative. It is equally
certain that in giving him undisputed
title to the nomination there has been
absolutely no enthusiasm behind the
action. These facts might excite sus-
picion even in the mind of an opti-
mist. But there are other reasons to
inspire doubt. His party leaders
seem to be out of harmony with him
on every important matter of public
policy. He declared in favor of the
Mellon tax bill with as much warmth
as he ever permitted himself to feel
on any subject. Yet his party leaders
in both branches of Congress defeat-
ed it.
Upon the question of a soldiers’ bo-
nus Mr. Coolidge pronounced an em-
phatic opposition and with considera-
ble force urged the postponement if
not the defeat of the measure. A few
weeks ago his party in the House vot-
ed for it by an overwhelming majori-
ty. He protested against the bill
providing for an increase in the pen-
sions of Civil war veterans and it
passed both Houses of Congress with
a substantial majority, and the other
day the Senate voted for the bonus
bill quite as decidedly as it was ap-
proved by the House. These recur-
ring events certainly justify suspi-
cions that after all the nomination is
to be handed to him for the purpose
of submerging him for all time by an
adverse vote in November.
————— lf ————
——1In the matter of reprisals Gov-
ernor Pinchot is making poor prog-
Bonus Amendment Will be ‘Voted On.
The validity of a vote on the ques-
tion of authorizing a thirty-five mil-
lion dollar bond issue to create a fund
to pay a bonus to the Pennsylvania
soldiers of the world war was affirmed
in a decision handed down by the
Dauphin county court on Monday.
The Legislature during its last ses-
sion authorized such a vote whereupon
a movement was started to prevent it
by enjoining the Secretary of the
Commonwealth from certifying it to
the several county commissioners to
place it on the ballot on the ground
| that two amendments to increase the
indebtedness of the State could not be
voted on at the same time, and that
amendments to the constitution can-
not be voted upon more frequently
than once in five years.
An amendment to the constitution
debtedness to the amount of fifty mil-
| lion dollars for building and improv-
| ing highways is pending and has prec-
' edence to the bonus loan, and other
' amendments have been voted upon
"and approved or rejected within five
years. The question was argued at
i considerable length before the Dau-
| phin county court some weeks ago.
In his opinion, on Monday, president
Judge Hargest admitted that both
propositions involved an increase in
the indebtedness of the State, but in-
! asmuch as one provided for money to
build roads and the other to pay bo-
nuses they did not come within the
inhibition clause of the constitution.
The other objection was dismissed.
There is a good deal and deep-seat-
ed difference of opinion among the
voters of Pennsylvania as to the ex-
pediency of increasing the public debt
for the purpose of paying bounties to
the world war veterans. On one hand
'it is generally believed that the peo-
| ple of the country are under obliga-
| tion to the young men who risked
their lives in the war. But very many
| think it is a national rather than
| State obligation and the action of the
i President and Congress on the bonus
| bill recently passed in Washington
It | will have a good deal of influence on.
“the voters. It is reasoned on the oth-
er hand that a good many States less
able to bear the burden than Pennsyl-
vania have voted bonuses and this
State should do so.
There will be no contest in the
reorganization of the Republican ma-
chine. Harry Baker and the two Sen-
ators will appoint all the officials.
Daugherty Riding to a Fall.
The action of former Attorney Gen-
eral Daugherty in enjoining the Sen-
ate committee from obtaining posses-
sion of telegrams sent and received
by him while he was Attorney Gen-
eral is susceptible of but one inter-
pretation. He knows that the expos-
ure of his telegraphic correspondence
will incriminate him. The committee
believes that his telegrams sent and
received will shed considerable light
on his administration of the office. In
accordance with a practice heretofore
unchallenged the managers of the
telegraph offices in Washington were
subpcenaed to appear and expose
copies of all telegrams in their pos-
session pertaining to the questions in
issue. He at once asked for an in-
Previously his brother had adopted
| the same process of avoiding evidence.
The committee believes that the books
of the Midland National bank, of
Washington Court House, Ohio, will
show transaction in the way of depos-
its and disbursements, of much value
as evidence. Mal Daugherty, presi-
dent of the bank, was subpoenaed to
submit the books for examination.
Through a local court, upon the mo-
tion of a former law partner of Mr.
Daugherty, an injunction was obtain-
ed and the authority of the Senate
flouted. Proceedings for contempt of
the Senate have been brought against
the banker but the chances are that
he will be able to evade the issue by
one technicality or another until Con-
! gress adjourns.
But Mr. Daugherty is not fooling
: the public by these tricks of the pet-
tyfogger. He is acknowledging guilt
, of the charges pending against him
(and paving the way for a criminal
proceeding which will land him in
prison. He may be able to defeat the
purpose of the Senate committee by
the methods he has adopted, because
Congress is certain to adjourn within
a few weeks and it would take longer
{ than that to establish the right to get
the documents by legal process. But
(in a criminal trial the subpoena of
| the court cannot be prevented by in-
| junction and Mr. Daugherty is now
providing the way for such a process.
The Columbus crowd will not be able
, to run the government always.
——Jim Reed, of Missouri, didn’t
have to show the people that he is not
, a candidate for President. The people
beat him to it.
authorizing an increase of State in- |
Pinchot Properly Rebuked.
for his resignation as State Librarian,
Rev. Dr. George P. Donehoo adminis-
ters a deserved rebuke to Governor
Pinchot. Some three or four months
ago the Governor asked the Librarian
to resign his office “at his conven-
ience.” Dr. Donehoo paid no atten-
tion to the request for the reason that
under the “Governor’s code” Mr. Pin-
chot had no authority to make such a
request, that being a prerogative of
the Superintendent of Public Instruc-
tion. Probably because of reluctance
| to interfere with the work of so ca-
{ pable and efficient an official as Dr.
Donehoo, Dr. Brecht refrained from
meddling in the matter until last
week, when he formally asked for the
Very properly Dr. Donehoo declin-
ed the invitation to resign. He is not
{ influenced to this course ‘to hold his
job or for any retirement rights,” he
declares, and the character and repu-
tation of the man is sufficient proof
of that fact. But he refuses to re-
sign because he desires to preserve
the high character and splendid tra-
ditions of an honored institution,
which “run back unbrokenly to the
time of William Penn and Benjamin
Franklin” from the peril of “bolshe-
vism, crude, half-baked socialism and
destructive progressivism” which “are
sweeping away everything which is
time-honored and putting in its place
untried experiments of amateur so-
cial and political adventurers.”
Service under the conditions which
have prevailed in Harrisburg during
the period since Gifford Pinchot be-
came Governor must have been dis-
tressing to the broad-minded, highly-
cultured, thoroughly efficient public
officer as Dr. Donehoo is known to be.
But he has borne the indignities which
have been put upon him by a selfish
incompetent for the reason that to re-
sign would be a desertion of what he
considers a duty to Pennsylvania
“when it faces the greatest danger in
its entire history.” Dr. Donehoo may
not have voted for Pinchot for dele-
fate to the National convention, and
at may be the reason for demanding
his resignation. But a vast majority
of the people will approve his present
President Coolidge’s veto of the
old soldiers’ pension bill, last week,
knocked a glimmerin’ the efforts’ of
Congressman W. I. Swoope, who was
a strong champion of the measure. Of
course every old soldier was hoping
the bill would be approved and one of
“| them put up an argument in its favor
this week that we have never heard ad-
vanced before. He stated that when
the men enlisted for service in the
Civil war it was with the understand-
ing that they were to be paid in gold
for their services, but when the war
ended they were paid in depreciated
currency that was worth only 33 cents
to the dollar. Being of a statistical
turn of mind he figured up .just how
much would be coming to him now fig-
uring compound interest on the other
67 cents and it amounted to $108,000.
Aud thus, he argued, the government
really owes the old soldiers a great
deal more than they have ever receiv-
ed in pensions.
—The National Vigilance commit-
tee of Philadelphia, that is preparing
a bill, to present in the next Legisla-
ture, that will “prohibit the appear-
ance on public highways of persons
wearing masks or hoods,” has evident-
ly overlooked the Hallow e’en carni-
val that the Elks stage in Bellefonte.
Righ here and now we want to urge
the Hon. William Noll to vote against
that joy-killer. To those of you who
might wonder why we haven’t appeal-
ed to John Laird Holmes we proclaim
our conviction that he hasn’t a look in.
———————— A ———
——Harry Daugherty may compose
his fears that Congressional investi-
gations make for Bolshevism. Expos-
ing and punishing criminals will nev-
er have that effect in an enlightened
A ———— eter —
——1It is to be hoped that a vigor-
ous effort will be made to recover
Gaston Means’ diary. The permanent
loss of such a collection of scandal
would be a misfortune.
If a man is judged by the com-
pany he keeps the election of former
Attorney General Daugherty as a
Coolidge delegate will not have a
helpful influence. :
rs ———— esses
——Congressman Vare may have
contributed something toward the de-
feat of Pinchot but he will get little
comfort out of the returns at that.
——It has been discovered that
General Dawes’ plan for paying the
reparations provides everything ex-
cept the money.
A ———— lf ———————
——Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
In his reply to Dr. Brecht’s request
| What the Red Cross Nursing Service
Has Done the Past Two Months.
During the months of March and
April, the Red Cross nurse, Mrs. Mer-
‘rill Hagan, made a total of 402 vis-
its. She has now 102 babies under
observation at the Well Baby clinic,
held every Wednesday afternoon in
the Red Cross room in Petrikin hall,
with Dr. LeRoy Locke as consultant.
She has been spending as much time
as possible in follow-up work in the
schools, hoping to clear all medical
inspection records before the Red
Cross service is discontinued, as it
will be early in June, owing to lack
of funds. In March, 29 schools were
visited and 40 pupils inspected; in
April, by advice of the county medical
director, Dr. James Seibert, following
a report of itch having appeared in
the schools, Mrs. Hagan inspected 806
school children.
Expenses for the two months were
$276.09, with $53.90 collected in fees.
Knowing there are many young
mothers who have had no experience
in bathing the baby and are anxious
to do it properly, the nurse has writ-
ten the following lesson:
Wow-ow! wo-ow! yow! Morris
Cochran was getting his morning
His face was about four shades red-
der than normal and his open mouth
seemed to cover his whole face, while
angry yells informed every one in his
locality that he seriously objected to
the treatment he was receiving from
his young mother. The new mother,
her face red, her hands trembling
from the nervous strain, was balanc-
ing Morris percariously on her lap
while she strove to bathe the fussing,
wriggling, slippery piece of human-
The daily bathing of Eleanor White
was a different affair; her mother
made her bath so pleasant she could
not help but enjoy it.
First, mother had the kitciien com-
fortably warm and the table cleared
off and padded with a folded blanket
kept especially for the bath, and con-
veniently near, a basket of bath arti-
cles, borated powder, castile 8 B
tiny brush and comb, packeée: Mab
sorbent cotton, bundle of toothpicks,
small jar of white vaseline, a small
bottle of weak boracic solution, cloths,
towels, pins and clothing.
Her own tub, a white enameled oval
pan, filled about half full of water
that felt pleasantly warm to her
mother’s elbow, was set at one end of
the table. Eleanor’s mother had at-
tended the Well Baby clinic on Wed-
nesday afternoons and been told
many helpful things, among others,
how much easier it is to bathe a baby
oo a solid table than balance on the
After getting everything ready,
Eleanor’s mother laid her on the blan-
ket, took a separate pledget of cotton
saturated with boracic solution for
each eye; then cleaned her nostrils
with cotton swabs made on tooth
‘picks and moistened with vaseline.
With a wash cloth made from a piece
of old linen, she then washed her face
and ears, being careful to get into the
little creases behind the ears. Her
hair received the next attention.
What there was of it was soaped,
after mother had taken a fine comb
and carefully scraped off a sort of
scale that she had noticed on the top
of Eleanor’s head the night before and
on which she had rubbed white vase-
line so it could be taken off the next
morning without injuring the delicate
scale. Poor Morris Cochran had this
scale on his head all the time for his
mother was afraid to take it off.
When the soap had been rinsed from
Eleanor’s hair and it had been brush-
ed and parted, she was quickly un-
dressed. She considered this great
sport for she could kick so much bet-
ter and rather enjoyed being rolled
around on the soft blanket while her
whole body was soaped. Her mother
talked so soothingly to her that she
never thought of being afraid even
when she put her into the little tub.
A soft towel was placed in the bottom
of the tub to prevent her sliding
around and mother’s left hand sup-
ported her back while her right gent-
ly sloshed water all over the little
body. Eleanor did not stay in the
bath very long. Her mother lifted her
out, rolled her in a soft towel and
laid her again on the blanket where
she patted her all over until she was
dry, then took a big puff of absorbent
cotton and dusted powder all over her
pink body. She was dressed and
wrapped in her blanket almost before
she knew it.
Then the young lady proceeded to
fill up her stomach with good milk
and fell into her regular three-hour
morning nap, both she and her moth-
er having enjoyed the morning bath.
—— While in town on Monday Levi
A. Miller, of Pleasant Gap, stated
that the plums and early cherries nev-
er looked more promising for a boun-
tiful crop than they do this year; and
such being the case there is every rea-
son to believe that the later fruits will
be untouched by the frost. But he
failed to state what the outlook is for
a good crop of dandelion blossoms,
—— ee ——
—When you see it in the “Watch-
| man” you know it’s true.
—John Linthurst, aged 68 years, who
for years traveled over this section of the
country selling medicine of his own manu-
facture died Saturday afternoon in Sugar
valley, near Milroy, of acute indigestion.
The body was taken to Milroy, where bur«
jal was made at the Church Hill cemetery.
—George Roth, 32 years of age, of near
Princetown, Berks county, went to the
house of a neighbor on Saturday and bor-
rowed a rifle on the pretense that he want-
ed “to shoot a wild animal” which he said
he had seen in the woods nearby. Ten
minutes later he was found dead in a field,
a bullet in his head. He had been acting
queerly of late. The coroner rendered a
verdict of suicide.
—Frank Urbain, an elderly resident of
Cresson, committed suicide in a sensa-
tional manner last Thursday. Going to
the bank as Cresson, he withdrew $1,400 in
money, collected $600 more in cash and
changed the silver to bills. Putting the
money on the kitchen table, he struck a
match to it, watched it burn slowly and
then drank a pint of furniture polish and
ate a can of wall cleaner.
—Luther Showalter, of Huntingdon,
aged 63 years, was found dead on Satur-
day morni 1g by Herbert Coffman and Al-
fred Holt, in the grouns of the Pennsyl-
vania Railroad athletic association. The
cause of death is unknown. He was an old
employee of the Penn Central Light &
Power company. His wife is recovering
from a fractured arm and his daughter is
confined to bed with illness following a
hospital operation.
—Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Bowers, aged 67
years, was fatally burned on Sunday after-
noon while smoking a pipe in bed at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Ayers,
of Burnham, with whom she lived. The
bed in flames was discovered by the
daughter when she detected smoke com-
ing from the bedroom. Mrs. Bowers was
taken to the Lewistown hospital, but was
dead when the ambulance arrived at the
institution. It is believed that Mrs. Bow=«
ers fell asleep while smoking and the pipe
ashes ignited the bed clothing.
—Homer E. Senior, aged 18 years, who
last December killed his mother at their
home on a farm near Falls Creek, Jeffer-
son county, pleaded guilty to second de-
gree murder, and was sentenced to serve
from 10 to 20 years in the western peniten-
tiary. The only reason given for the com-«
mission of the crime was that his mother
had reprimanded him for some wrong do-
ing. At the time of her death it looked
as if it were the result of an accident. A
second examination disclosed the aged
woman had been hit on the head with a
blunt instrument.
—Alvin LeRoy Simons, aged 26 years,
of Lewisburg, was instantly killed at the
American Car and Foundry company
plant at Milton, on Saturday, when he fell
from the platform of an oil tank car on
which he was working, and was crushed
by the wheels. There were no eye-wit-
nesses to the accident. Simons, who brav-
ed death for nearly two years while serv-
ing with the Twenty-eighth division over-
seas, during the world war, was employed
as a painter. When last seen alive by fel«
low workmen, he was standing on the nar«
row end sill of a car, painting. It is be-
Heved he fell from the car while it was
being shifted about, falling beneath the
—In the ruins of a barn on the farm of
Samuel J. Wiley, in Mercer county, on the
main highway, which was burned, was
found a charred torso, evidently that of a
man, which leads the authorities to be-
lieve that a murder had been committed.
Bloodstains and tracks through a field in-
dicated that the man had been dragged
from the main highway, 600 feet distant,
to the barn and there probably murdered
and the barn then burned. Another theo-
ry advanced by the police is that the man
was run down by an automobile and killed
and was then dragged to the barn, which
was burned to hide the crime. The only
clue found is a badly worn plaid cap
bearing the name of Smith Brothers,
clothiers, of Meadville.
—Four damage suits, approximating
$45,000, were filed in the Northumberland
county courts on Saturday, against the
Shamokin and Mount Carmel Transit com-
pany, by eight Mount Carmel men and
women for injuries received in a trolley
accident at the Germantown crossing east
of Mount Carmel on January 31. It is al-
leged that negligence of the company in
keeping its tracks free of ice and snow
made it impossible to stop the car in time
to avoid crashing into the motor truck on
which the plaintiffs were riding. The
plaintiffs are Fred Myers and Ernestine
Myers, his wife, seeking $10,000; David
Hughes and Mary Hughes, who are suing
for $15,000; Charles Noll and Bertha Noll,
who claim $8,000, and James Curns and
Emily Curns, who seek to recover $7,000.
—With a roar that could be heard for
twe miles 1,000,000 new glass bottles pack-
ed in the huge warehouse of the Sheffield
Glass company were precipitated into Six-
Mile Run, at Sheffield, Jefferson county,
when the warehouse collapsed under the
strain. The warehouse had been but re-
cently filled and, being an old structure,
was unable to bear up under the weight
of ten carloads of bottles, having a value
of $20,000. Its walls were forced outward,
and a mountain of bottles plunged into
Six Mile run, damaging that creek to such
an extent that it was feared for a time
other buildings of the glass company
would be washed out. A large crew of
men was put at work salvaging the bot-
tles, but it is estimated by officials of the
company that a loss of $6000 will be sus-
tained in addition to the loss of the build-«
—That she would have nothing to do
with the burying of her husband, and that
she would not be satisfied that he was
dead until he was buried, were two of the
statements of Mrs. Mary Wollach, wife of
Harry Wollach, 31 years old, of Pitts-
burgh, who was shot and killed by mount-
ed policeman Clarence Everitt at South
Side and Bingham street ,shortly before
11 o'clock on Sunday morning. “I will
thank the officer every time I see him for
killing my husband,’ said Mrs. Wollach in
the South Side police station Monday
afternoon. “Policeman Everitt did me a
great favor. My mother will also thank
him, I know,” said the woman. In a
written statement to the police, the wom-«
an told of her husband’s action Sunday
night, and accused Wollach and his
brother-in-law of being implicated in 2a
murder at Norristown, Pa. 10 years ago.
“They were fighting with another man,
an during the fight the unidentified man
was cut and later died from the injury
received in the fight,” she said.