Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 10, 1925, Image 1

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—Glory be! Council is going to fix
up Spring street.
——If Trotzky comes back he will
prove the accuracy of the adage of the
bad penny.
—Spring must be here. Our feet
-are beginning to feel too large for the
shoes that we have been wearing in
«comfort all winter.
—As the fire engines rushed to a blaze
| near her home, Mrs. Rebecca Gruber, fifty
years old, of Harrisburg, fell dead from
heart failure, brought on by excitement,
according to the coroner. aad
—Refusal of a wife to occupy the same
bedroom with her husband does not con-
stitute desertion and is not sufficient rea-
son for granting a divorce, in the opinion
of Judge John R. Henninger, of Butler.
Edward K. King, in his divorce petition,
said his wife refused to occupy his bed-
room, though they have been living under
the same roof.
—Four sons of David F. Messner, of
NO. 15.
The Slump in Wheat Prices.
From the Philadelphia Record.
The violent collapse in wheat prices
in the Chicago market, which has sent
them to the lowest figures in several
months, has a rather ominous look
when considered in connection with
business conditions in the Western
States. It is hardly necessary to say
Washington county, have met death in
coal mine accidents within ten years, and
the fifth, the last son, was badly injured
in the accident which took the fourth, Wil-
liam Messner, aged forty years, who was
killed in an accident at the Black Diamond
mine last week, but Joseph, injured while
working beside him, will recover.
—The more we are invited around
to hear high priced radios perform
the more convinced we become that
the fan with the little three-tube out-
fit has all there is to it but the static.
—Early gardeners have their onions
and lettuce in the ground, but those
‘who wait until the soil gets warmer
‘will find that theirs will come on just
about as fast as the seed that is plant-
ed when it is really too cold for rapid
. Get Local Forces to Work. | Pinchot’s Hope Will Wither.
The plan for organizing the Demo- ; Recent incidents at Harrisburg have
port of the newspapers of the State ' cratic party of the country proposed | vastly helped Gifford Pinchot in his
the Ludlow bill, providing for a uni- | by Franklin Roosevelt, of New York, “ambition for new if not greater hon-
form system of tax levy and collec- | and approved by Senator Walsh, of ‘ors. The egregious blunders of such
tion, was defeated in the House of | Montana, is appealing but dangerous. : bone-head leaders as Vare and Grun-
Representatives in Harrisburg, on That the party organization ought to ; dy have made thoughtful men of the
Monday evening, by a vote of 170 to be working all the time is self evi- | Republican party willing to join any
_VOL. 70.
Defeat of the Ludlow Bill.
With a practically unanimous sup-
—John Gregg, of Tyrone, pleaded guilty
in the Blair county court at Hollidaysburg,
on Monday, to setting fire to a barn on the
farm of Ralph Haag, in Snyder township.
germination. 29. During the consideration of the dent. That is one of the potent in- | movement under any leadership that Veat he was the low {Foca of grain grenes Who B30 Diptioudly saved time for
3 rted | measure it was asserted that the cost fluences which make for Republican gives promise of better things. But | that led to the radical movement that "as promptly sentenced to
4 Leck Hoven woman 18 feports of tax collection in some of the coun- successes. That party is always on , Such men are likely-to look carefully j SWept through the Mississippi valley | not less thon six nor more than twelve
.as having dug up forty-nine copper
‘head snakes while hunting rich earth
for her flower pots one day last week.
Such stories were not unusual in the
spring B. V., but we thought the era
of “seeing things” past.
—John McGraw admits that “Wash-
ington might repeat” as pennant win-
ners in the American league and, as
usual, the Philadelphia sports writers
insist that this is the year for Mr.
Mack to stage a come-back. You can
take your choice. We've lost faith in
the Philadelphia dopesters.
—Recent events at Harrisburg sug-
gest the thought that Gif. may be a
trifle disfigured but he’s still in the
ring. Vare and Grundy put him down
occasionally, but never for the count,
and we wouldn’t be a bit surprised if
he hasn’t a k. o. wallop packed away
for them before the legislative battle
is over. :
—The remains of the Ludlow bill,
after the Legislature: got through
with it on Monday night, were so hard
to find that even Mrs. John O. Miller,
didn’t attempt to hold a wake over
them. The vote was 170 to 29 against
it, principally because the tax collect-
ors and those who expect to succeed
them were on the job while the tax
payers were asleep at the switch.’
—1In discussing the new contract for
street lighting in Bellefonte the ex-
plantation of the proposed advance of
$1522.40 over the price that has pre-
vailed for the past ten year period has
been given on the ground that every-
thing has advanced in cost since the
original agreement was made. Cer-
tainly this is true as to wages, elec-
trical supplies, etc., but is it not just
as true that an electrical unit of en-
ergy can be bought today for less
than half-of its cost of ten years ago?
—Former Governor Glasscock, of
‘West Virginia, has essayed the role of
‘political ‘adviser to the South. He
advises to keep Washington guessing
as to which way it is going to go and
is of the opinion that it would be more
powerful in the Nation’s capital if it
were to cast off its Democracy and
turn Republican. Mr. Glasscock talks
like a fat head. If he knew anything
at all about. politics he would certain-
ly be awake to the fact that the
strength of the South in Washington
right now is what is giving his party
its uneasiest moments. The South is
Democratic in principle and it will
never become Republican for expedi-
—Gerald Chapman, bandit extraor-
dinary, has been convicted and sen-
tenced to die for the murder of a New
Britain, Conn., policeman. He denies
his guilt and will appeal to a higher
court against the injustice of hanging
him for something he claims not to
have done. Chapman escaped from a
Federal prison after having been sen-
tenced for the biggest bond robbery
of record. He admitted on the stand
that he had killed another man—not
the one for whose murder he was be-
ing tried—and is known in police his-
tory as one of the country’s most dan-
gerous crooks. Would it be an injus-
tice were he to hang, even though he
didn’t kill officer Skelly?
—The Elk County Gazette, of St.
Mary’s, states that “Rev. M. D. May-
nard” spoke at the Kiwanis club din-
ner there last Monday. If the name
sounds unfamiliar let us enlighten to
the extent of saying that “Rev. M. D.
Maynard” is Elk county for Centre’s
Rev. M. De Pui Maynard. We would
not have thought of attempting a par-
agraph out of this had not the St.
Mary’s Kiwanian, who was down for
the attendance prize, failed to pro-
duce when the winner presented his
brass ring. It appears he had sent to
a mail order house for the prize and
it got lost in the mails and now St.
Mary’s Kiwanians are lost in the del-
uge of inquiries of local merchants as
to what’s the big idea, anyhow.
—The miners in the Osceola region
met on the first of April and listened
to some of their Union officials ha-
ranguing them against accepting a re-
duction of wages. April 1st was the
right date for such a meeting. Be-
cause that’s the day that Central
Pennsylvania miners are supposed to
be foolish enough to believe that Cen-
tral Pennsylvania operators can pay
them more for mining coal than West
Virginia operators are paying their
men and still beat West Virginia in
price to the buyer. The intriguing
part of it to us is why some one in the
audience didn’t rise up and ask the
principal adviser whether his pay is
going on or whether he is suffering,
like the rest of them, for want of
work. :
ties of Pennsylvania is six times
greater than the same service costs in
Ohio or Maryland, and that the as-
sessment in adjoining counties varies
from forty per cent. in one to ninety
in another, thus discriminating in ap-
portioning the burdens of the State
government. The bill exempted Phil-
adelphia and Seventh and Eighth
class counties.
The author of the bill, Representa-
tive Ludlow, of Montgomery county,
made a strenuous effort to persuade
his associates in the House to save
their constituents from a considerable
needless expense. He showed that it
costs” $237,000 a year to collect the
taxes in Luzerne county and upward
of a million dollars in Allegheny coun-
ty. These sums are taken from the
revenue due the State as well as the
counties, and in the ratio that they
are excessive work harm to the other
counties. Because of this fact every
tax payer in every county in the State
has a local interest in the success or
failure of the measure. Those Repre-
sentatives who voted against the bill
ought to be called to account.
Early in the season a report was
circulated, on the authority of the
Women Voters’ League,.that a lobby
was in operation and a big slush fund
had been created for the purpose of
defeating this bill. The tax collectors
who receive the liberal recompense for
an easy service were selfishly anxious
to perpetuate their “soft snaps.” Nat-
urally they have denied any part in
corrupt methods to accomplish that
purpose and thus far the charge is not
supported by substantial proof. But
it ought to be pursued by searching
investigation. The incentive to fraud
is palpable and if the crime has been
com i. there ought to be prompt
and adequate punishment. The Wom-
en Voters’ League has work cut out
for it.
——Political conditions change with
marvelous fyequency in this State. At
this moment Gifford Pinchot has the
best chance for the Republi¢an nomi-
nation for United States Senator.
President Coolidge’s Tax Notion.
In addressing a convention of tax
experts, held in Washington recently
President Coolidge said; “I have often
urged economy of out-go of revenue;
it is equally as necessary that we es-
tablish economy of income of revenue.
The burden of taxation is not what the
state takes but what the taxpayer
gives.” This simple truth expressed
in a ponderous way appears to have
made a strong impression on the
minds of certain worshippers of the
President. It was “wise and well
seasoned counsel,” according to one of
our esteemed contemporaries. Possi-
bly that is equally true, but in this
case it is a lesson by precedent rather
than practice. The President does
not follow his suggestion.
For example, the tariff tax collected
by the government amounts to some-
thing like a billion dollars a year,
but it costs the consumers of the coun-
try in the neighborhood of four bil-
lion dollars per annum. The differ-
ence between the cost to the people
and income to the government is
what the people pay in order to multi-
ply the profits of favored individuals.
In evidence take the tax on sugar. The
tariff commission more than a year
ago recommended a cut of half a cent
a pound on that necessary food stuff,
which would have relieved the tax
burdens of the public about a million
dollars a year. But Mr. Coolidge not
only refused to comply with the sug-
gestion but penalized those who offer-
ed it.
Mr. Coolidge’s idea of “ill-advised
taxation” is any tax taken in the open.
Income taxes and inheritance taxes
are taken from the taxpayer with his
eyes open. He sees the money pass-
ing from his hand to that of the tax
collector, and it shocks him, more or
less. On the other hand, tariff taxes
are like taking money from a sleeping
baby. The victim misses the money
at the end of a settlement period but
does not know exactly who got it or
where it went to. The political man-
agers understand, however, and the
Sugar trust emissaries who sat in the
convention that nominated cautious
Cal for President appreciated his
service to them in refusing to reduce
the tariff tax on sugar as recommend-
ed by the commission.
arora ae pms
——Now there is a dispute as to
when the reforestation loan may be
voted on. The knockers are a re-
sourceful bunch.
the job. With plenty of money, con-
tributed by beneficiaries of vicious
legislation and drawn from official
salaries, there is no reason why the
organization of that party should not
function every minute from January
1 to December 31. But there is no
good reason, either, why the Demo-
cratic organization should not be as
active as possible.
The objection raised against the
proposition of Mr. Roosevelt, as ex-
pressed by several men of wide in-
fluence in the party, is that conditions
at this time are not auspicious. That
is, it is feared that the moving cause
of the suggestion is to promote the
interests of certain candidates for
party favor or factions. It would be
better if there were no grounds for
such suspicions, and there ought not
to be. The Democratic party is the
hope of the country, the vehicle of the
people and it ought not to be hamper-
ed by selfishness or impaired by jeal-
ousies. But at this time there ap-
pears to be some feeling over the
proceedings of the New York conven-
tion of last year, and every mention
of organization summons it to the
However, if the time is not suitable
for such a movement as that suggest-
ed by Mr. Roosevelt it is peculiarly
auspicious for local organization ac-
tivity, and - the local committee in
every county, city, ward and township
in Pennsylvania should be moving in
the direction of better organization.
The present condition of the Repub- |
lican organization invites such acti-
vity. There has been no time within
the memory of present time voters
when the chances of victory in the
local elections this year, and the state
and Congressi ‘election né&xt’ year;
‘were as promising. Previous Repub- ;
lican quarrels in Pennsylvania have |
been easily patched up but this year
the chasm is too wide to bridge.
; :
——At the same time the “sob
stuff” that is being employed to defeat
the proposed manufacturers’ tax
might be urged in behalf of the farm-
ers as well as the manufacturers.
! Insincerity of Governor Pinchot.
It is a great pity that Governor
Pinchot hasn’t a better reputation for
sincerity. If the people of Pennsyl-
.vania could be persuaded that he is
sincere in his contention for generous
support of the public schools he could
. force his enemies in the Legislature |
entirely off the political map. The '
stage is set for a complete destruc-
tion of the Vare-Grundy machine. It
is fully realized the action of the Leg-
(islature on the appropriation for
schools was not influenced by a desire
to impair the educational facilities.
, The intention was to hit the Governor
a fatal blow, but because of the effect
on the school system it reacted
. against those who conceived it.
But whatever the intention, the
effect was to open up an improved
roadway for Pinchot to “come back,”
and he promptly availed himself of
lit. Taking a position behind the
aprons of the school mistresses and
the bibs of the school children he
opened a fire that would have over-
whelmed the enemy if it had been
taken as an honest expression of sen-
timent. But his utter disregard of
school interests and absolute contempt
of school sentiment in the beginning
tof his administration cast a grave
| doubt over the purpose of his present
attitude on the subject and compelled
public opinion to hesitate. Hypocrisy
'is an odious element in public life and
it crops out in every action of Gov-
! ernor Pinchot.
Two years ago Governor Pinchot
cut the appropriation to fight the J ap-
anese beetle to a negligible amount.
That was a serious crime against the
, agricultural interests of the State,
. perpetrated for the selfish purpose of
i promoting a preposterous political
ambition. This year the Vare-Grundy
machine in the Legislature cut the
same appropriation to the bone with
the sordid hope that it would harm
Pinchot. That was a crime against
the people equally iniquitous. But
i what right has Pinchot to assume the
role of protector of the people ? What
warrant has Satan to reprove sin? If
| Pinchot had public confidence behind
him the Vare-Grundy machine would
‘be done for.
——The attitude of President pro
tem. Homsher on the appropriation
bill dispute raises a question as to the
sentiment of Congressman Greist on
the contest for nominations next year.
, about them for better material than
| the Pinchots are able to offer. It re-
‘quires no great perspicacity to see
that the Governor's concern is not the
schools, the school children or the
school teachers. He adopted that as
not only an expedient but a popular
issue. But personal ambition is the
leading question in his mind.
| The feature of the appropriation
bill which set closest to Mr. Pinchot’s
heart was that which provided half a
million dollars for use under his per-
sonal supervision in the enforcement
of the Volstead law. But nobody
‘seems to have shared in his regret at
this personal disappointment. Not a
word of protest has been heard from
the public press or the people. The
cut in the school appropriation creat-
' ed a different impression on the public
mind. Objections were made and re-
sentment aroused in every section of
| the State. The result is that the Gov-
i ernor immediately dropped the en-
! forcement question and concentrated
his efforts on the restoration of the
_ school fund.
Of course the Governor will contin-
ue to exclaim against the cut in the
i school appropriation as long as it
brings a popular response. It is equal-
ly certain that he will keep it alive as
“long as possible. But the chances are
that within a week the Senate amend-
ments to the general appropriation
bill which restored the school subsidy
to nearly its original proportions will
be concurred in by the House and the
Pinchot hope of future honors will be
' reduced to a shadow. The Republican
party of Pennsylvania is not rich in
material or leadership but it is hardly
80 poor as to be required to take Gif-
ford Pinchot for the highest honor in
438 gift at present
The conference committee of
the House and Senate have reached an
agreement on the Governor's budget
bill and it will be reported to the As-
' sembly next Monday with nearly all
the items recently ripped out of it re-
stored in part or in toto. The House
had mutilated it badly in a spirit of
reprisal, but the Senate re-incorporat-
ed all of the Governor’s items neces-
sitating a conference. What will be-
come of it when it gets onto the floor
{ will depend very largely on what the
Governor does with the 360 separate
‘appropriation bills, now on his desk,
which he must act on tomorrow or
, they will become law without his sig-
i ——The decision of borough coun-
.cil, at a regular meeting on Monday
evening, not to undertake the widen-
ing of Spring street at this time,
complicates the situation at Deecker
: Bros. new garage on the corner of |h
High and Spring streets, where one
‘of their gasoline pumps was located
jin the middle of the old pavement
under the supposition that it would
be at the curb line when the street
| was widened. As the street is not to
be widened now it will necessarily
mean the removal of the pump from
‘the pavement to a point with the
curb line. :
Ee —— i —————
As things look from this dis-
tance it wasn’t necessary for General
Hindenburg to give reasons why he
shouldn’t run for President of Ger-
many. Everybody knew he would run
if it could be shown him that his can-
didacy would be a step in the direction
of restoration of the monarchy.
—The wheat market has been pick-
ing up a bit since the collapse of last
week. The tumble of fifty cents a
bushel came near sending a lot of us
farmers who are still holding on to
, ours to the bug house.
If the Governor’s wishes are
consulted there will be no postpone-
ment of the day for the final adjourn-
ment of the Legislature.
In giving up his fight for a law
enforcement appropriation it is sus-
pected that Governor Pinchot has
“something up his sleeve.”
ro —— promis
In less than a month Ch: rley
Snyder’s name will be off the State
pay roll, a condition that has not ex-
isted for many years.
With static and other interfer-
ences to bother him the radio operator
is “up in the air” at least half the
time. .
It is conceded that Grundy is a
successful political “panhandler” but
a mighty poor party leader,
for several years, and which was mit-
igated in 1924 only through the unex-
pected reduction in the Canadian
wheat crop. This enabled the Ameri-
can farmer to secure good prices for
his grain in foreign markets and was
the principal factor in making it pos-
sible for thousands of embarrassed
merchants and banks to find a soiid
fooung after a long period of trou-
It seems not unlikely that there
may be a recurrence of the depression
that rested so long and heavily on the
West. The present slump in prices
points to the expectation of large
crops here, and if Canada and other
wheat-producing countries do equally
well there is bound to be a generous
surplus; with the usual consequences.
At the close of Chicago’s market on
Friday, July 1924, (new) wheat
was quoted at $1.29, as against
$1.001-8 in 1924, and $1.23% as
against $1.04} a year ago.” When it is
remembered that agricultural experts
declare that the American farmer.
should receive $1.50 a bushel for his
wheat in order to be assured of a rea-
sonable profit it can be seen that the
outlook for him .can hardly be called
bright. If the coming crop proves to.
be a large one, and if due allowance
is made for freight charges between
the point of production and Chicago,
it is by no means improbable that the
farmer's revenue from his crop will
fall considerably below $1 a bushel.
Such an inadequate yield is not un-
likely to lead to a recurrence of the
political agitation of the past few
years. ‘5 :
There is no remedy for this state of
affairs, so far as we.
Coolidge and the Ame * people
generally are opposed to anything like
price-fixing for the benefit of the far-
mer, and he must stand the risk of de-
clining prices. The prospect for the
Mid-West agriculturist is mot rosy,
but no way has yet b n- devised by
which he “can be positively 'ihsured
against the liabilities. of his oceupa-
“Janitors and Millionaires Worked
Side by Side.”
A Letter from the Kalamazoo Vegetable
Products Co.
On the night of March 18th last,
Palm Beach was visited by a fire
which destroyed property valued at
$5,000,000 or more, and the same
night a tornado swept through south-
ern Illinois, and in its wake there
were nearly 2,000 dead and twice as
many injured.
On the following morning, city pa-
pers all over the country displayed in
black headlines the caption we have
Need for this letter, or something sim-
ilar, :
They “worked side by side.”
In the face of the calamity, human
sympathy cut all conventional, social,
and financial wires, and so it was
that the millionaire and the man who
washed the windows or handled the
pick, co-operated with soul and with
and in sympathetic aid to those who
were suffering and bereft.
Why was it?
Why is it that most of us wait un-
til a man is dead before we say the
kind word? Why is it that church or-
ganizations quarrel and fight over
creeds and rituals with other similar
groups, and also quite frequently
nowadays, even with themselves ?
Why is it that in the industrial
world—but why prolong the story?
What the world needs today is not
more mawkish sentiment, but more
genuine human sympathy, more un-
derstanding, and less of avoidable
A Clearfield View of Our Judicial
From the Clearfield Republican.
Centre county’s judicial contest is
getting warmer. W. Harrison Walk-
er, Democrat, has announced his can-
didacy. Mr. Walker was the Demo-
cratic candidate for Congress in this
district in 1908, opposing Charles F.
Barclay, of Cameron county. He made
a very good fight and polled a good
vote, notwithstanding it was a Presi-
dential year and one of the Bryan
campaigns. He will doubtless have
Democratic opposition for the nomi-
nation, as it is generally understood
N. B. Spangler will ask Centre Demo-
crats to consider his claims. Judge
Dale is also talked of as likely to seek
Democratic support. He was elected
District Attorney two years ago as
the Democratic candidate, although a
life-long Republican. He had been a
candidate on both tickets at the pri-
maries, as was his opponent. His op-
ponent won the Republican nomina-
tion and Dale the Democratic. The
Republican organization in Centre is
decidedly against Dale for the judg-
ship nomination and will support Har-
ry Keller. The Pinchot Republicans
will get behind Dale and, with present
throat-cutting leadership in g. o. Pp.
State politics adding strength to the
Pinchot cause every minute, may be
able to again trim the alleged regu-
lars, as they did in 1922 at the pri-
years in the penitentiary.
ished an eight year term for barn burn-
blown to pieces
when he stumbled over a can of high ex-
plosives at the Emery Crum farm at Bes-
semer, near New Castle, Lawrence county.
A large hole was blown in the ground by
the explosion and pieces of the body were
found a score of feet away.
was an inventor and kept the explosives
for experimental purposes.
He recently fin-
—Dz2claring his innocence, in part at
least, of the embezzlement of huge sums
in Coal township, Northumberland county,
Levi Werntz, former secretary of the board
of commissioners of the township, filed an
answer to the action to recover $75,000 on
his bond, held by the Massachusetts Bond
and Security - company.
Strouss is expected to hear the action in
the early summer.
Judge Frank H.
—Wino Davis, 19 years of age,
last Wednesday
The youth
—Two girls, six and seven years old,
picked up a “shiny pin” which they found
in the street in Philadelphia, on Monday,
and later turned it over to the police. It
was. a diamond brooch, said to be valued
at approximately $5,000. The valuable
piece of jewelry was given the chief clerk
of the city police department with instruc-
tions to see that the children receive any
reward offered for its return. .
—The body of a colored man was found
in the swampy woods at Big Spring hol-
low, twelve miles west of Lock Haven, by
Kingman Johnson, of Farrandsdale, on
Saturday afternoon, while he was looking
for the site for a hunting cabin.
gation showed
dead for several
know: President | was no mark of violence on the body. In-
erie: vestigation is being made by coroner John
D. Bailey. The man was 30 or 35 years of
age. .
that the man had been
months, although there
—What may have been an attmept ata
jail delivery in Lock Haven was frustrated
Saturday afternoon when neighbors dis-
covered two men hard at work at t 1
wall with a hammer and chisel and notified
sheriff Roy M. Hanna.
but it was found that a good sized stone
had been removed.
entry was attempted was on a line with the
cell occupied by Dominick Sanzeone, held
on a charge of attempting to derail trains
in the New York Central yards at Avis.
The men escaped
The point where the
—Despite appeals of the Sunbury cham-
ber of commerce, official anouncement was
made on Monday that the Sunbury shops
will be closed permanently by the Penn-
sylvania Railroad company on May 1, after
nearly a half-century of operation.
proximately 550 men are working there
given employment in other towns.
ness in Sunbury
change, as the closing of the shops will
send about one hundred families to other
Promise was made that all will be
will keenly feel
—Henry Stees, 84 years old, sexton of St.
Stephen’s Protestant ¥piscopal church, at
Harrisburg, died on Friday night as the
bell in the church steeple, which he had
tolled for fifty years, Ceased pealing the
call for evening services.
Union army during the Lee invasion of
Stephen’s church in 1865, he tolled the bell
when Lee surrendered at Appomattox.
Twice afterward, at the close of the Span-
ish-American war and later at the close of
the world war, he tolled the bell for peace,
He served in the
Becoming sexton of St.
—Twelve lizards, each more than fiv&
inches long, were taken from former sher-
iff Peter Bonser, of Stroudsburg, on Sat-
in his stomach for twenty years.
ty years ago I suffered a disturbance in
my stomach,” Mr. Bonser said.
ten weeks ago I had an attack of what was
taken to be acute indigestion.
tacks I have had every week for eight or
ten years.
down at a creek to drink. I drank out of
creeks where the water was running fast
and I could not see what was in it.
how I drank the lizard eggs.
ed in me, producing the trouble,
He declared they had been alive
“Eight or
These at-
I warn every one not to lie
They hatch-
—Taking of testimony in the Twentieth
Pennsylvania Congressional election con-
test was started at Ebensburg, last Thurs-
day. Testimony was presented before Al-
bert W. Stenger, an attorney, at Johns-
town, named as the contestant’'s commis-
sioner by Warren Worth Bailey,
crat, who has filed a contest in Congress
to the seat of Anderson H. Walters, Re-
sued to Mr. Walters after litigation in the
Cambria county,
and United States Supreme courts.
the rules of the proceedings Walters will
present his side of the case before a com-
missioner named by him and the entire
record will be forwarded to Congress.
A certificate of election was is-
Pennsylvania Supreme
—His feet pinioned by a fall of rock
which held him helpless while a slowly
moving mass of coal and dirt gradually
engulfed him,
calmly ordered his helper to safety and
met death unflinchingly in a coal mine at
Mahanoy City, on Monday.
to release a mass of coal and rock that had
lodged in a chute far underground. Be-
fore he could spring to safety a slide pin-
ioned his feet.
less of danger,
Kean told him his efforts would be a need-
less sacrifice of another life.
up!” cried Kean. “Get out, you can’t save
watched the earth pile up until it covered
his friend.
Thomas Kean, a miner,
Kean sought
Lawrence Coulson, heed-
went to the rescue, but
“My time is
Coulson crawled to safety and