Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 05, 1925, Image 1

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—The hardest thing about most
jobs is to get them started.
—If June brides come in the pro-
fusion that June roses promise it
ought to be a fat month for the par-
—If your beans are not coming up
as nicely as they should, don’t be wor-
ried. There is no moon jinx on them.
Every other gardener we know of has
been having the same disappointments
. this spring.
—We know exactly how Europe
feels when Uncle Sam twists the con-
* version round to that little matter of
“those I. O. U’s. She feels exactly like
we used to do when mother began to
‘rummage around in the corner cup-
board for the castor oil bottle.
. —We fear that it will take more
than the return of Ruth to get the
“Yankees” up among the contenders
for the American League pennant,
yet if the Bambino doesn’t do it he
won’t need very strong glasses to see
the rays of his setting sun shooting
over the baseball world.
—Night flying has started and
the Pennsy is trying out a new fan-
dangle in passenger trains on the L.
and T. Altogether the week has been
a very exciting one in Bellefonte,
brought almost to the point of nerve
wrecking by the final appearance of
the doctors who are treating Spring
street for dustolgia.
—Judge Dale has announced that
just as soon as he can get some desk
work cleaned up he is going to get in-
to the race with both feet. We should
say, with three feet, for a very credi-
ble rumor is afloat to the effect that
the Judge is going to try for nomina-
tion on the Democratic, Republican
and Prohibition tickets.
—We’re very unhappy. Can't
somebody do something for us. All
fall we hugged our sides and chortled
with glee in anticipation of the fun
we expected having in watching the
judicial race get under way this
spring. And now it’s a flop. Spring
will be gone and summer will be here
in two weeks and there ain’t no race
started yet. How can you have a race
when only one candidate is really
—A third theatre in Bellefonte is
much to be desired. Just as much as
a fifth wheel to a wagon. There isn’t
enotigh business in this community to
make three profitable. The two in ex-
istence will continue They
will always do some business, no mat-
ter how big and grand the third may
be. All it can possibly hope to do is
lose money - hand-over-fist in an at-
tempt to show better bookings than
are offered here today .or divide the
business so that all three will have to
give cheaper shows in order to live.
—With us this has been an unusual
week. There have been many cross
currents running into what might af-
fect our mental equilibrium. - The cur-
rent of good fortune was running
clean and swelling when a streak of
yellow was noticed on the crest of the
rising stream. Curious, as we always
are, we sought the cause of the con-
tamination that injected itself to drag
us from the zenith of satisfaction to
the nadir of discontent. And what do
you suppose we found? A creature
who, while professing friendship to
our face was trying to sink a knife
into our back.
—The very simplicity of Tom Mar-
shall’s character is what gave it great-
ness. His faith in his Creator, his
faith in the political principles for
which he stood, his faith in his fellow
man was so broad and unwavering
that expressed whimsically, as he was
wont to express it, carried conviction
of the deepest sincerity. The former
Vice President died suddenly in Wash--
ington, just after he had laid aside the
copy of the Bible he had been read-
ing. A great, good man has gone to
face St. Peter with a last act on earth
that mighty few others have been able
to present as credentials.
—Oh for a flood on Spring creek!
One high enough and strong enough
to resist the last minute repentance of
a disconsolate soul when its physical
being reacts to the first chilling sense
of the sullen waters, into which it has
hurtled itself to end it all. With our
private bootlegger gone and our fish-
ing camp cook and companion of years
also on the list of unattainables what
is there left to live for? There was a
time when we would have thought the
loss of our “private bootlegger” the
greatest calamity, but that ended the
day all our pretentions at being a
cook were shattered when the boys re-
fused to eat the warmed-up pie crust
dough that we thought were mashed
—For seventy years the “Watch-
man” has been preaching State’s
Rights. It has made many converts
to that fundamental principle of De-
mocracy, but it has remained for the
year 1925 to record the most notable
acquisition to the ranks of “the un-
terrified.” On Saturday President
Coolidge publicly espoused our cause.
Never before have we heard of a Re-
publican President declaring for
State’s Rights and against paternal-
ism. Who do you suppose has been
sending their copy of the “Watchman”
to the White House. Some one must
be doing it because the President’s
name is not on our list of regular sub-
scribers and we know he could have
been led out of the darkness of polit-
ical fallacy in no other way than
through us.
have. been as
VOL. 70.
NO. 23.
League of Nations a Popular Theme.
In nearly all the Memorial day ad-
dresses delivered by distinguished
official and unofficial citizens, on Sat-
urday, reference was made to the
foreign policy of the government.
Next to the President it may safely
be said the most illustrious orator of
the day was Mr. Charles W. Elliot,
former president of Harvard Univer-
sity. The feature of his oration was
an appeal to the conscience of the
country in behalf of the League of
Nations. “Our government should
enter heartily into the existing
League of Nations, take a sympathetic
share in every discussion broached in
the League and be willing to take
more than its share in all the respon-
sibilities which unanimous action of
the nations constituting the League
might impose,” he declared.
Compare this advice with the action
our government has taken toward the
League since its organization six
years ago. In the first place every
obstacle obtainable or conceivable was
placed in the way of creating the
League by the Republican leaders of
the country, and after it was organ-
ized every possible obstruction to its
successfiil operation. Even the Wash-
ington conference, which has been
highly praised by hypocritical or
thoughtless men, had no higher
purpose than to embarrass the
progress of the League of Na-
tions. Since that purpose failed
a system of “sniping” has been
employed and “unofficial” observ-
ers” have been delegated to attend
sessions of the League and offer ob-
jections to nearly every proposition
taken up for consideration.
This vicious policy has unquestion-
ably worked harm to the League, as
it has with equal certainty delayed
the consummation of Woodrow Wil-
son’s hope for permanent world peace.
If the United States had promptly and
sincerely ratified the covenant of the
League of Nations in the form in
which it was presented by Mr. Wilson
several minor wars which have since
caused death and devastation would
have been averted and peace would
ured .to the world and
prosperity to this country restored
long ago.: But such a condition of
affairs is not. desired by the New
England makers of war materials and
it will not be brought about so long as
their representatives in the govern-
ment at Washington can prevent it.
——An insurance statistician fig-
ures out that women are more careful
than men in driving automobiles.
Probably it is because most men get
careful when they meet a woman at
the wheel.
Resenting Reed’s Activity.
We own to a more or less severe
heartache over a report that comes
from the centre of political activity
in this State to the effect that some
of the older party leaders are show-
ing resentment against the preten-
sions of Senator David A. Reed, of
Pittsburgh. In the absence of any-
thing like a leader Senator Reed
undertook to direct the operations of
the party. Returning from a tour in
Europe several weeks ago he publicly
declared a decided preference for
Senator Pepper for the Senatorial
nomination next year. That was
simply exercising an inherent right.
But Senator Reed took a step further
and “there’s the rub.” He blew Vare
and Pinchot out of the race just as if
they were froth in a beer glass.
For a great many years the Senator
in Congress has been the titular
leader of the Pennsylvania Republi-
can organization. The late Don Cam-
eron created the custom and Quay and
Penrose continued it until the death
of Mr. Penrose. Usually the baton
was in the hand of the senior Sena-
tor but not always. At present Sena-
tor Pepper might easily claim the
honor, if it is an honor. But he isn’t
adapted to the work. He expressed
awillingness to “spit” in the eye of a
bull dog,” but there was no bull dog
available and he never got a chance
to qualify for leadership. But Reed,
though junior, asserted a willingness
to tackle the job. If he had been
more diplomatic he might have “got
away with it.”
It must be admitted that Senator
Reed is a trifle fresh both in home
politics and in official services.
Though young in the Senate he took
up more space in the Congressional
Record of last session than many of
the older Senators, and though new
in the party organization he has been
what might be called “perniciously
active.” No doubt he feels safe in his
attitude. He is a successful corpora-
tion lawyer and has the support of
Mr. Andrew Mellon, Secretary of the
Treasury, President Coolidge’s “right
hand,” and the acknowledged potent
figure in Pennsylvania politics. If a
young man of ability probably with-
out tact, cannot “get by” under such
conditions something is “out of
Good and Bad Advice.
Addressing the Republican women
of Philadelphia, on Monday evening,
Senator Pepper gave his hearers some
good and some bad advice. After in-
ferentially side-swiping Governor Pin-
chot as a single-track politician, ever-
lastingly riding the Prohibition hobby
horse, the Senator implored the Re-
publican women of Philadelphia “to
devote some attention to domestic af-
fairs, particularly to questions of tax-
ation.” That was certainly good as
well as timely advice. The tax ques-
tion is one of great importance to all
voters but it is particularly pertinent
to women who make up the family
budget and hold the family disburse-
ments within the limit of the family
income. They ought to study tax
questions diligently.
But we are not so completely in ac- |
cord with Senator Pepper in his ad-
vice to the women as to the source of
information on the subject of taxa-
tion. “There are three men in public
life,” he said, “who can put these
complicated matters so plainly that it
is a good rule for you to read every-
thing they publish. One of them is
Calvin Coolidge, another is Herbert
Hoover and the third is Andrew Mel-
lon. These men think much, talk lit-
tle and say a whole lot. Trust them
and they will not betray you. Follaw
them and you will arrive.” Whether
they will arrive or not depends upon
where they are going. If their desti-
nation is trouble, confusion and ulti-
mate distress the instructors named
are certain to get them there.
The failure of Calvin Coolidge to
follow the advice of the tariff com-
mission by cutting the tariff tax on
sugar cost the consumers of sugar in
this country, in the aggregate, nearly
a billion dollars within the past year.
The policy which Coolidge, Hoover and
Mellon will recommend to the wom-
en doubles the price of all their wear-
ing apparel and more than doubles the
cost of many of their articles of
adornment. They will tell the women
that it is wise ecoromic policy to ex-
act tribute of billions of dollars on
the necessaries of life in order that a
few hundred thousand may be saved
in the aggregate income tax. But in-
telligent women will not be deceived
by such false advice. They will act
more wisely.
——Grand juries in. Philadelphia
are chosen by the machine agents and
it is not reasonable to expect much of
Death of Thomas R. Marshall.
No death in public or private life
in this country could have evoked a
wider and deeper feeling of regret
than that which occurred in Washing-
ton, on Monday, when Thomas R.
Marshall, of Indiana, passed away.
He was a singularly gifted and at-
tractive individual, whose life was de-
voted to useful service. A christian
gentleman, an able lawyer and a
faithful public servant, he expressed
in his daily life the highest purposes
of good citizenship. He was literally
an advance agent of happiness and by
precept and example spread the gos-
pel of contentment. Wherever and
whenever he appeared sunshine en-
tered and melancholy was driven
Thomas R. Marshall was not a “fa-
vorite son of fortune.” His early life
was like that of the average American
boy. He had the usual struggle for
the necessaries and comforts of life
but made the best of his opportunities
so that he was able to acquire a liberal
education. He began the practice of
law in Columbia City, Indiana, and
continued there until 1900 when he
was elected Governor of Indiana, the
first public office he ever held. In
1912 he was nominated for Vice Pres-
ident by the Baltimore convention and
as the running mate of Woodrow Wil-
son contributed his just share toward
the Democratic victory of that cam-
paign. He was unanimously renom-
inated in 1916 and is the first man to
serve through two terms in that of-
Mr. Marshall was widely recogniz-
ed as a philosopher and statesman,
but his personal popularity was ac-
quired through his gift of humor. He
could extract fun from any situation
and his wit was so spiced with wisdom
as to serve the double purpose of in-
struction and amusement. But in jest
or earnest he never lost his sense of
loyalty and fidelity. When President
Wilson, near the close of his term of
office, was lying helplessly ill the bit-
ter-enders of the Senate tried to in-
duce Mr. Marshall to set up a claim
to the Presidency on the ground of
Wilson’s incapacity, but he refused to
consider it for even a moment.
—Governor Pinchot may be fishing
all right but incidentally he is prepar-
ing bait to catch voters next spring.
It is said that man is 90 per
cent. water and the Volstead law is
not responsible for it, either.
False Pretense of Reform.
In his Memorial day speech at Ar-
lington cemetery, on Saturday, Presi-
dent Coolidge expressed some
thoughts which inspired hope for the
future. “What we need,” he said, “is
not more federal government but bet-
ter local Government.” The philoso-
phy of Thomas Jefferson is clearly
embodied in that phrase. During the
past quarter of a century the trend
of government has been steadily to-
ward centralization of power in Wash-
ington. The failure of the proposed
constitutional amendment conferring
-upon Congress the power to regulate
' child labor was the first resistance to
| that current of policy. The expres-
sion of President Coolidge may be in-
terpreted as the beginning of the end
‘of that evil.
The carelessness in local government
is the logical consequence of too much
federal government. Many people
have come to believe that the only
‘government in this country is the
government at Washington and for
that reason they are indifferent to the
character of their local governments.
The result is misfeasances in office in
. State and municipal governments and
profligacy in local administrations
which have increased taxation almost
to the point of confiscation. When
the people come to placing less re-
liance upon federal government and
! give more consideration to the integ-
| rity and efficiency of local government
"there will be less reason to complain
of abuses in local administration.
“What America needs,” the Presi-
“dent continued, “is to hold to its
| ancient and well charted course.” But
it is to be feared that the President is
not steering in that direction. Under
the ancient course charted by Jef-
ferson tariff taxation was levied only
for the purpose of raising” revenue.
| Now with the help generously render-
"ed by Mr. Coolidge tariff taxes are
levied not for revenue but for the en-
hancement of profits of the bene-
ficiaries. This is federal government
in its most iniquitous form, for it is
employed to rob the consumer in order
5 pay unearned bounties to the pro-
ly the President is insincere in his
professions of reform.
——Viece President Dawes can hard-
ly claim credit for the conversion of
Senator Underwood to cloture in the
Senate. The defeat of Underwood’s
Muscle Shoals bill achieved that.
Night Flyers Have been in Evidence
| This Week.
Night flying on the government air-
‘mail route between New York and
| Bellefonte is now an established fact,
| although it is only in the experimen-
{ tal stage for the purpose of acquaint-
ing all the pilots with the blazed trail
{ of signal lights and landing and tak-
{ing off from the brilliantly illuminat-
"ed fields.
| Two pilots flew their planes from
| nigh York to Sunbury, on Saturday
night, but on making a landing there,
were informed that the lighting of the
Bellefonte field had not been complet-
ed, so flew back to New York. On
Monday night, however, one of the
regular pilots, J. D. Hill, made a suc-
cessful flight from New York to Belle-
fonte and return. He reached this
place at 10:08 o’clock and twenty min-
| utes later left on the return trip. His
flight was devoid of any particular in-
cident. In fact he stated that the route
is so well defined by signal lights that
a pilot can’t go astray. Two and some-
times three lights ahead were always
in view. Pilot Hill had ne trouble in
landing on the new field, either.
On Wednesday night two more
ships made the round trip between
New York and Bellefonte, setting
down ‘on the local field shortly after
ten o’clock and leaving twenty min-
utes later for New York.
——State Master, Philip H. Dewey,
has consented to be present and speak
at the picnic that will be staged on the
campus of The Pennsylvania State
College, tomorrow, by the Penn State
Grange. This will be Mr. Dewey's
first appearance at the college since
his elevation as successor to State
Master John A. McSparran.
——~Senator Pepper has chosen
“party regularity” as his campaign
slogan. Before he was catapulted in-
to public office he thought party regu-
larity was a grave crime.
——The women are organizing a
campaign to procure a full registra-
tion this year. We hope the Demo-
cratic women will do their share in
the work.
——Charlie Snyder, having been
provided with a lucrative job by the
new Auditor General, the government
at Harrisburg will still live.
——Amiundsen is still in the land
of mystery and that goes whether he
is living or dead.
Arctic News for Summer Nights.
From the Pittsburgh Post.
A dash in an airplane to the North
Pole will make a more thrilling story,
perhaps, than the comparatively leis-
urely survey of Arctic lands which is
to be made this summer by the Don-
ald R. MacMillan expedition under the
auspices of the National Geographic
Society. But, while less spectacular,
the MacMillan trip will be far from
lacking in interest, and it is not im-
probable that from a scientific and ec-
onomic standpoint it will be of great-
er berefit to mankind than the Polar
dash. And there is the promise .of no
little entertainment for the American
people in the arrangement through
which reports of the expedition’s do-
ings will be transmitted to them by
radio from MacMillan’s headquarters
at Etah, in Northern Greenland, the
nearest human settlement to the Pole.
To sit on the porch during the sum-
mer evenings and hear what the ex-
plorers have encountered and observ-
ed will almost be like making the trip
one’s self without the hardship.
The expedition will depart from
Boston June 28 and probably will ar-
rive at Etah about a month later.
Eight naval aviators with mechan-
icians are to go along. They will fly
for hundreds of miles in various di-
rections spying out the land.
. There is a vast stretch of territory
in that part of the world that has
never been visited by white men, and
the opinion is held by some that there
exists an expanse of land so great as
to warrant being called a continent.
MacMillan’s flyers probably will be
able to shed some information on this
It is not to be supposed that this
land is necessarily a frozen waste.
Northern Greenland is contsantly cov-
ered with ice, but some of the Arctic:
islands belonging to Canada in about
the same latitude are for a brief sea-
son each year freed from the thrall-
dom of winter. Major R. A. Logan,
of the Canadian Department of Na-'
tional Defense, who. made a reconnais-
sance of flying conditions in the East-
ern Arctic archipelago in 1922, stated’ 16y Yeake
in his report: “It may surprise many
people to realize that two thousand
miles north of Ottawa the general cli-
mate of the winter season is no more
severe than in many of the more
northerly bed pares of Saskatche-
wan a itoba, T pe are
on hundreds.
: vate
miles of land bare of snow in sum-
mer, covered with beautiful flowers,
grass and moss supporting innumera-
ble animals including caribou, musk-
ox and foxes, while there are immense
areas of coal and indications of many
other minerals.”
This suggests, then, some attract-
ive possibilities in the region that the
MacMillan explorers will survey. It is
considered not improbable that they
will find flowers and animals as yet
unknown to the human race. Lakes
which we now know nothing. Cer-
tainly owners of radio receivers a few
months hence will have every reason
for tuning in with pleasurable expec-
tancy of getting interesting news
from WNP, MacMillan’s broadcasting
station at Etah.
Textile Industry Not Much Improved.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Last year was the worst in the tex-
tile industry which the head of the:
American Woolen company had exper-
ienced in 34 years. Since then there
has been some measure of recupera-
tion. But the business does not seem
to be very happy yet. A Boston dis-
patch to The Journal of Commerce
says that the policy of curtailment is
spreading among the New England
mills. The Massachusetts mills in
Lowell will shut down for two weeks.
The Pacific and Amoskeag Mills are
running on orders, but will not stock
goods. Some of the machinery in the
Bates mill in Maine is shut down. A
part of the Edwards mill is running
three days a week. The Nashua com-
pany is running five days a week. The
Boston Manufacturing company and
the Lancaster mills are running 75 to
80 per cent. of capacity. Other plants
expect to adopt the same schedule
presently. The situation in the tex-
tile mills cannot be regarded quite so
cheerfully as the President did in a re-
cent address.
renner ree fp femme.
Big Business in a Little Town.
From the N. E. A. Bulletin.
A retail merchant who does a busi-
ness of $300,000 in a town of 1,300
population must be classified as a suc-
cess. Here’s some straight talk from
such a merchant, Fred W. Anderson,
of Cozard, Nebraska.
“I have no sympathy for the mer-
chant who sleeps between advertised
blankets, on bed springs that are na-
tionally advertised, sleeps in adver-
tised pajamas, who puts on advertised
underwear, shirts, garters, shoes and
clothing when he gets up in the morn-
ing, who eats advertised cereals and
foods for breakfast, who rides to work
in an advertised car, and who, when he
gets to work refuses to advertise. He
ought to go broke—and he probably
will. If I were to start in business
again today I would invest five per
cent. of my gross sales in advertising.
It pays.”
smithiae apie
——1Tt is a rare but genuine pleas-
ure to concur in an opinion expressed
by Herbert Hoover, and to his state-
ment that “advertising is the most vi-
tal force in economic life,” we answer,
—Plans have been completed for testing
the oil and gas qualities of the unexplored
lower strata of the West Branch region in
the vicinity of DuBois.
—Ray Morton, of Saxman,
Morrisdale, is a patient at the Spangler
hospital, following. an accident in
mines when his left hand and arm were
ground to a pulp. A believe him
formerly of
to be hurt internally.
—While gathering wild
morial day along the roadbed of the Penn-
sylvania Railroad at Farrandsville, Clin-
ton county, the 8 year old son of William
¥. Egan, of that place, was killed when
struck by the west bound flyer.
—Preparing to test his gun before clean-
ing it, John Sprankle, of Huntingdon coun-
ty, near Petersburg, accidentally discharg-
ed it, blowing the top of his head off. He
was 32 years old and an employee of the
Pennsylvania Railroad company.
—A heavy wood-chisel, dropped from
the top of a telephone pole by a lineman,
struck Miss Mary Weaver, aged 23, of Du-
Bois, on the top of the head and inflicted
a serious wound. A large section of the
skull-bone had to be removed by surgeons.
—Miss Mary Emma Walter has been
caretaker for 35 years of the Friends’
Meeting House, at Catawissa, the oldest
place of worship between Sunbury and
Wyoming, an old log building of which
the sesquicentennial will be celebrated this
—Appointment of Charles Dunn, Lock
Haven, as associate judge for Clinton
county, succeeding I. H. Torrence Shearer,
deceased, was announced last week by
Governor Pinchot. During the world war
Judge Dunn served as chairman of the
Clinton county food board and now is vice
president of the State Tobacco Growers’
—Three years in the penitentiary failed
to have curative effects upon David V.
Lehr, 48 years old, of Wilkes-Barre, and
when he admitted in court last Friday that
since his release he had assaulted one
young woman and robbed several others
of their pay envelopes, Judge Fuller gave
him from 15 to 30 years in the eastern pen-
itentiary, with a fine of $5,000.
—Clarence Hall, three years old, of
Pittsburgh, died from injuries he suffered
when he was pinned under a falling tomb-
stone in a Pittsburgh cemetery. His
mother had taken him to the cemetery to
decorate his father’s grave for Memorial
day. While she was arranging flowers on
the grave, she heard a ery and saw her son
pinned underneath the stone about which
he had been playing.
—The Clinton Natural Gas & Oil Co. ex-
pects to be ready to deliver gas to the
Potter Gas Co. for distribution to Renovo
patrons, on August 1, according to reports
submitted to the stockholders of the com-
pany at its fifth annual meeting. The
company is now conducting development
operations in the Kettle Creek district and
has struck a number of paying wells. A
new well is now being bored on the Kel-
vers for Me-
—John Hoover, of the firm of Hoover
aud Stanley, of Tyrone, was seriously i1-
jured on Saturday when he was caught in
the elevator shaft at the firm’s abattoir at
Hoover’s Lane. He had just completed
placing a quantity of meats on the elevator
when it §tarted upwards. Before he could™’
get it stopped he was pinned between the
floor of the elevator and the shaft at the
second floor. Both legs were fractured and
he is suffering with internal injuries. He
was taken to the Altoona hospital where
his condition is considered serious.
—A dog whose life he saved was respon-
sible for saving the life of A. W. Shuman,
a Bloomsburg business man, when he fell
into a creek dam near that place on Sun-
day. Shuman rescued the dog when the
current swept both from the breast of the
dam and placed it on a log. Then he grab-
bed the log and held fast for an hour un-
til the dog's frantic barking summoned
aid. Shuman was nearly dead from ex-
haustion at the time. The log was at the
mouth of the chute, in which Shuman’s
body would have been eaught had he let
—The Rev. Dr. C. C. Hays, for 35 years
pastor of the First Presbyterian church of
Johnstown, and in 1922 moderator of the
general assembly of that denomination, on
Sunday resigned to become synodical ex-
ecutive of the synod of Pennsylvania with
offices in Philadelphia. He is a member of
the general council of the church, the na:
tional board of missions, president of the
board of trustees of the Pennsylvania An-
ti-Saloon league and is a member of the
board of Western Theological seminary,
Washington and Jefferson college and Lin-
coln university.
—William L. Williams, of Grampian, has
entered suit in Clearfield county against
Bessie Arthurs, of Mt. Jewett, in behalf of
his three year old daughter, Erna Elizabeth
Williams, for injuries sustained in an ac-
cident at Grampian on June 14, 1924. Dam-
ages amounting to $10,000 are asked, Mr.
Williams alleging his daughter was injur-
ed to the extent of causing him $4,000 ex-
pense and worry, while her own permai-
nent injury demands $6,000 damages. The
defendant's car is said to have run the lit-
tle girl down while she was crossing the
street at Grampian and the resultant in-
jury has caused permanent harm.
—Louis J. Bitner, aged 25 years, was fa-
tally injured on Sunday when struck by an
automobile as he was boarding a street
car in the east end district of Pittsburgh.
Bitner's skull was fractured and he died a
short time after arriving at a hospital.
Joseph Starr, the driver of the automobile,
was arrested and held for the coroner.
Mrs. Josephine Lowell Bitner, his bride of
three months, witnessed the tragedy from
the porch of her home nearby. Bitner was
a graduate of Pennsylvania State College
and was employed as a metallurgical engi-
neer by the Jones and Laughlin Steel cor-
poration. His father is proprietor of a ho-
tel at Columbia, Pa.
—Refusing te grant a new trial to Mr.
and Mrs. Isaac Lehman, of Chambersburg,
found guilty on charges of starving their
two children, Judge Gilliand in the Frank-
lin county court on Monday, sentenced the
parents to ten months in jail. Notice of
an appeal was given and the Lehmans re-
newed their bail. Requests for a new
trial was based on the hostile demonstra-
tion by the spectators in court during
trial. Referring to this Judge Gillian said,
“the audieence did manifest its feelings
but that is not to be wondered at in view
of the testimony. The testimony would
Lave aroused the sympathies of anybody,
even the most hard boiled.” The children
who were restored to health at a hospital,
are now with their grandmother in Cham-