Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 12, 1925, Image 1

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    —Doesn’t “Slobbered a Bibful”
sound like the Gazette.
—We are just wondering whether
the splash when Judge Dale finally
jumps into the political pond, is going
to. drown anybody.
—There was enough heat concen-
trated in the ten days prior to Wed-
nesday to'cover over the whole of an
ordinary summer and make it rather
comfortable at that.
—One-third of the American
League race is run and the “Afalet-
ics” are still in the lead. Which is to
say that Mr. Cornelius McGillicuddy
apparently has at last gotten together
a pennant contender.
—Chauncey Depew is ninety-one
and “Uncle Joe” Cannon eighty-nine.
Both are pretty staunch old craft yet,
and we'll bet that neither of them ever
“laid off” of food, drink or anything
else they really enjoyed.
—The vast area of the Chinese Em-
pire makes possible the very unique
condition there now. Wars and ru-
mors of wars rage in one section and
the other goes on about its business
as unconcerned as if nothing were
—Say what you will about the the-
ory of evolution it must be admitted
that it has given world-wide promi-
nence to an inconspicuous Tennessee
school teacher who might not other-
wise have been heard of outside his
own parish.
—The MacMillan expedition to the
North Pole started from Philadelphia
‘Wednesday. Of ‘course’it was ‘given’
the rousing send off that goes with all
scientific adventures. So today Mac-
Millan and his companions are hunt-
ing the Pole and tomorrow we'll prob-
ably be hunting MacMillan.
—Maybe we're lucky, after all, that
infants cry. A medical journal in-
forms us that a child expends enough
energy in crying for an hour to lift
itself to the top of the Washington
Monument. If it didn’t let off energy
in this way think of what it might do
in the way of beating up doting par-
—George Bernard Shaw has char-
acterized our William Jennings Bry-
an as “a man with an extraordinary
uplift and no discoverable brains of
any kind.” Of course the Irish pub-
licist’s opinion of Mr. Bryan matters
little to the friends of the Commoner
and less to those of us who have long
doubted Shaw’s ability to recognize
brains were he to see them.
—1It seems to us that the President
was badly advised when he permitted
his Secretary of Stati to lecture the
Farmer-Labor-Radical elements of the
Northwest. “A wholesome talking to |
was very timely, but the people who
had repudiated Mr. Kellogg as their
Senator in Congress could scarcely be
expected to accept a reprimand from
him in the matter of their duty as cit-
—The death of “Col.” Bill Fair-
man, at Punxsutawney last week, re-
moves one of the most picturesque
characters who has ever figured in le-
gal and political circles in Pennsylva-
nia. Eccentricity of dress made him
a conspicuous figure in any gathering
and he capitalized it with an audaci-
ty that secured attention that the Col-
onel might not otherwise have had in
the degree that it was accorded him
everywhere he went.
— Whatever else may be said of
Clem Shaver’s usefulness as chairman
of our organization it will have to be
admitted that he is the first manager
our party has had in a long time who
has put us in the position of starting
a new campaign with a view of elect-
ing our candidates instead of paying
off old debts. Clem has cleaned the
slate and when he asks for money it
will be to put pep into live horses, not
to pay for dead ones.
—Congressman Vare is back in
Philadelphia after his trip abroad.
His return was expected to immedi-
ately clear the clouded political waters
of Pennsylvania Republicanism, but
up to the moment William has been si-
lent as the Sphinx. It is reasonably
certain that he will remain so until
he discovers what crowd can bring
the most grist to his mill. He will be
for Pepper or for Pinchot, just to the
extent that they are for him.
—The cost of government in the
forty-eight States in the Union has
increased more than one hundred per
cent. in the last seven years. And it
will continue to mount right up to the
point where. people, being unable to
bear the burden longer, awaken to re-
alize that nine out of every ten laws
that are written into their statutes
are designed, primarily, to provide
jobs and fees for the friends of the
political crowds that have secured
their enactment.
—We apologize to DuBois, Clear-
field and Philipsburg, of the C. and C.
baseball league. Some time ago we
accused them of taking a town, by
name of Sykesville, into their circuit,
for “easy pickins.” We had never
heard of Sykesville. Today we are
better informed. Before us is a copy
of the Sykesville Post-Dispatch, a
mighty interesting, well set up eight
page paper teeming with intelligent
discussion of live topics—and more
than a column devoted to the brutali-
ty with which Sykesville treated the
Clearfield team, last year’s League
champions. In the opener it licked
them twice in the same day and is now
“sitting pretty” at the top of the per-
centage column.
gs —
YOL. 70.
Trying to Perpetuate Fiction.
‘Secretary of State Kellogg is de-
termined to perpetuate the absurd fic-
tion that the government is in immi-
nent danger of destruction. In his
speech at St. Paul, Minnesota, on
Monday evening, he said “the princi-
ples of the constitution are being as-
saulted by propagandists advocating
the overthrow of the government and
substitution of class tyranny, and by
a considerable body of our citizens
who in the name of liberty and re-
forms are impatient of the constitu-
tional restrictions and by insidious ap-
proaches and attacks would destroy
these guarantees of personal liberty.
I doubt if you are aware,” he added,
“of the amount of destructive revo-
lutionary propaganda which is secret-
ly distributed in this country by for-
eign influence.”
That bugaboo exercised a wonder- |
ful influence on the voters last fall
and Mr. Kellogg wants to keep it
alive for future service. .He had in
mind the surprisingly large vote cast
for Senator. LaFollette and mentally
harked back to the election of two
years before when Henrick Shipstead,
Farm-Lahor candidate, defeated him
for Senator and made his elevation to
his present office possible. It was the
development of public sentiment in
the Northwest against the dominance
of corporation influence in the admin-
istration of the government at Wash-
ington that compassed this result and
planted in the mind of Kellogg an in-
veterate hatred of those responsible
for it. The nomination of LaFollette
and an egregious blunder in his plat-
form gave opportunity for the fiction.
As a matter of fact, ever since the
beginning of the government, there
have been complaints concerning the
restrictions of the constitution and
more of them have come from New
England than any other section. The
Abolitionists before the war of the
Rebellion denounced it as “a covenant
with hell,” and others condemned it at
one time or another in equally vehe-
ment language. But the government
at Washington lived and even pros-
pered through it all. There have
been Socialists, anarchists, and radi-
cals of severy | description spreading |.
propaganda among the discontented
and disappointed for years but they
have accomplished no great harm to
the constitution, which is still “the
guarantee of personal liberty” and
will continue to be after agitators of
the Kellogg type are gone.
——Justice Holmes, of the United
states Supreme court, isn’t worried
about menace to the constitution.
Pity he can’t put some courage in the |
heart of the Secretary of State.
Pepper, Pinchot ‘and Vare.
Now that Congressman Vare is
home political activity may be expect-
ed both in Philadelphia and through-
out the State. The Congressman is
more or less chesty since his return.
During his absence he not only en-
joyed a personal interview with the
Pope of Rome but had an intimate
contact with the King of Spain. Only
a few citizens of the United States,
other than Ambassadors or agents of
the government in some capacity, are
so favored, and as Mr. Vare thought
fairly well of himself before he is jus-
tified in a sense of elation now.
But just how he will express his
enhanced opinion of merits remain to
be seen. Senator Pepper cherishes a
hope that it will not take the form of
an ambition to don the Senatorial to-
ga at the opening of the Sixty-ninth
Congress. Mr. Pepper is willing to
give Mr. Vare free rein in local poli-
ties and might go so far as to consent
to a dominating influence in the selec-
tion of the candidate for Governor
next year, if he will agree to not only
not be a candidate but pledge support
to Pepper against Pinchot. But no-
body is certain of anything with re-
spect to the future activities of Mr.
Vare. He may run for Senator and
dictate the candidate for Governor, in
view of his new estimate of himself.
One thing may be clearly discerned
in the present confused condition of
Republican politics in Pennsylvania,
and that is that if Vare stays out of
the fight for the nomination whichever
of the other candidates, Pepper or
Pinchot, gets his support will secure
the nomination. Senator Pepper’s re-
cent declaration in favor of the en-
forcement of the Volstead law has not
helped him with the dry vote, while
it has considerably impaired his influ-
ence with the wet element. Pinchot
has the dry vote completely tied up
and if Vare, Grundy and Magee turn
in for him he will get a considerable
support from the wets. Meantime
Pinchot is fishing sedulously and Pep-
per is worrying while Vare is admir-
ing himself.
me eo Somes
——There is still ground for the
hope that Amundsen is safe some-
where between here and the North
Pole and that in due time he will re-
| Coolidge Wants a Third Term.
Recent occurrences in Washington
are accepted among practical politi-
cians as evidence that President Cool-
idge has in mind a purpose to chal-
lenge the tradition of the country
against a third term in the office of
President. General Grant, who had
been twice elected, tried for a third
‘term and failed. Colonel Roosevelt,
who served an unexpired term and a
full term, asked for “a third cup of
coffee,” and was refused the favor.
Grant was personally the most popu-
ilar President of his generation and
Roosevelt the most forceful of his
time. But Calvin Coolidge, who is
! neither personally popular nor force-
| ful, imagines that he may overcome
i the objection and seems to be striv-
ing for the third term.
| The recent occurrences which have
! caused this line of mental speculation
begun with the appointment of Frank
: B. Kellogg, of Minnesota, to the office
of Secretary of State. Mr. Kellogg
was a rather unpopular “lame duck”
after ‘his defeat for Senator in Con-
gress by an overwhelming majority in
1922. President Harding consoled
him with a diplomatic appointment
and Coolidge promoted him to the pre-
mier seat in the cabinet when Hughes
resigned that office. The next inci-
dent was the appointment of William
D. Mitchell, of Minnesota, to the office
of Solicitor General. Senator Mec-
Cumber, of North Dakota, another
“lame duck,” has since been fixed in
a comfortable sinecure and Minneso-
ta has been favored with a personal
visit, the only visit the President will
make during the summer.
Much of the trouble of the Republi-
can organization within the last few
years has developed in the Northwest.
While serving as Vice President Mr.
Coolidge ‘was hooted off the stage
while attempting to make a speech at
the State fair in Minnesota and it may
be assumed that his recent and pres-
ent favors to the State were not in-
| spired by gratitude. Therefore it is
reasoned in the minds of practical
politicians that they were influenced
by a hope to win the favor of that sec-
tion and thus make his nomination in
sary to party success in the
i of that year. Boosting the price of
wheat turned the trick in 1924 but
another agency will be required ‘in
the next contest. ‘
————— easement
Somebody denies that famous
Perdicaris story and thus casts a
! shadow over the greatest Roosevelt
! achievement.
Tax Burdens that Work Hardships.
President Coolidge apparently still
adheres to the theory that voters in
this country read little and think less.
He imagines that frequent statements
that the expenses of government are
being decreased slightly here and
there, and that trifling cuts in the rate
of income taxes, will solve the prob-
lem of the high cost of living. For
many years men of his type fooled a
vast number of voters by asserting
that foreign producers paid the tariff
taxes and therefore it was unimport-
ant to the consumer whether the tax-
ation were high or low. Analysis
finally disposed of this fiction so com-
pletely that it was abandoned. The
idea that small economies in govern-
ment will decrease the expenses of
living is equally absurd.
High taxation is certainly an ele-
ment in the cost of living, but the in-
come tax is not the burden that counts
most in the equation. The two per
cent. income tax levied on a family of
four or five with an income of less
than five thousand dollars cuts a small
figure in the budget of the year. But
the tariff tax on sugar, coffee, wheat,
shoes, wearing apparel, ornaments
and necessaries mount up to a high
total and in many cases deprive fam-
ilies of comforts that are essential to
health. The present tariff law ex-
tracts from the pockets of the people
more than five billion dollars a year
and nearly four and a half billions of
it is graft for groups of men who
contribute to campaign slush funds.
Mr. Coolidge, under the advice of
Secretaries Mellon and Hoover, is
anxious to reduce the tax on big in-
comes but is indifferent to the other
taxes which really grind. Of course
the municipal taxes, and school taxes
and road taxes and the various other
taxes imposed for one purpose or
another, are burdensome, but they are
necessary for business. and conven-
ience. But tariff taxes over and
abbve the revenue level are robbery,
pure and simple, and serve no other
purpose than fo reimburse campaign
contributors. "© Yet "Mr. Coolidge
makes no suggestion to reduce these
levies. On the contrary he refuses to
reduce them, even when the non-par-
tisan Tariff Commission recommend-
ed the reduction.
President Coolidge is for peace
at any price except association with
the League of Nations.
False Economic Policy.
The decrease in postal revenues to
the large amount of $20,000 a day,
following a considerable increase in
postal rates, vindicates a well estab-
lished economic principle. Small
profits increase the volume of busi-
ness and out of the enlarged opera-
tions come better results. This is
true in merchandising, manufactur-
ing and transportation activities as
well as in the postal service. The pos-
tal service might have been made
| self-sustaining under the old rates if
it had been fairly administered. But
i influenced by false notions the postal
' authorities undertook to increase the
revenues by increasing the rates and
, the contrary effect has caused great
disappointment. :
There are commodities and services
which the public must have and in
, which the increase in cost will pro-
. duce enhanced returns. That is true
of domestic taxation. But in tariff
taxation it is not true, for excessive
rates invariably result in diminished
volume of trade. Increasing freight
rates and passenger service on rail-
roads has precisely the same effect.
Trolley companies which have increas-
ed rates frequently suffered consider-
able loss by the operation. When pa-
trons of these conveniences get the
idea that they are being imposed up-
on they walk whenever it is possible
rather than pay even a trifling in-
crease in rates. That is a natural ac-
tion of the human mind.
The postal service, under the law
in operation previous to the recent
‘change, suffered from unjust adminis-
tration. The publishers of certain
magazines or periodicals were favored
to the extent of millions of dollars an-
nually in reward for party services or
campaign contributions. The remedy
for postal deficits was in the correc-
tion of this fault in the administration
of the service rather than in the in-
crease of the rates of postage, which
has resulted in decreased instead of
increased revenue. Possibly the pop-
ular resentment at the unnecessary in-
crease in rates will abate in the course
of time, and that the volume of busi-
ness: of the former period will. be re-
abiledoBut that
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rime fp een.
——At last we have heard of some
real thing that Congressman William
I. Swoope, of Clearfield, claims to
have done. Clearfield and Philipsburg
papers have published a list of old
soldiers of the Civil war, Spanish-
American war and world war that he
has assisted in securing pensions and
compensation, forty-five of them to be
exact, and among the number we no-
tice the names of James Miller and
James Reed, Bellefonte; Fred K.
Frank, Centre Hall; Samuel R. Get-
tig, Madisonburg; Martha Potts, Wil-
liam E. Mongan and George P. Thom-
as, Howard, and David Miller, Pine
Grove Mills.
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——John G. Love has decided to be
a candidate at the September prima-
ries for the nomination for district
attorney. Ivan Walker, who is now
filling that office by appointment of
Judge Dale, has stated on previous
occasions that he would not be a can-
didate for election and there has been
no announcement to the effect that he
has had a change of heart, so that Mr.
Love is the only avowed candidate up
to this time.
Bellefonte has been well oiled
the past week. Spring street from
Bishop to Linn, and Howard street
from Spring to Wilson, were oiled and
top-dressed with limestone chips by
the borough, while the Highway De-
partment did likewise with Allegheny
and Linn streets. The state road be-
tween Bellefonte and Milesburg has
also been repaired.
——However much the President
may favor restriction on immigration
from Italy, Austria and other sections
of Europe he assures the Norsemen
that they are “the salt of the earth.”
——Belgium has expressed a will-
ingness to come forward for a settle-
ment of its war debt to this country,
and the chances are others will fol-
low her example.
——The Governor of Minnesota as-
sured the President that Minnesota is
for Calvin Coolidge, which proves that
time works marvelous changes in the
minds of men.
edi nib onlin
——Unless appearances are deceiv-
ing Senator Reed will know more
about Bill Vare in the near future
than he professed to know a few
weeks ago.
——Bill Vare is home and the sub-
bosses from the Delaware to the Lake
are holding their ears to the ground.
—— pen".
—Incidentally, a good, soaking rain
would be very acceptable to Centre
county just now.
NO. 24.
Testing Motorists Competency.
From the Pittsburgh Post.
The proposal that every automobile
driver in the United States be requir-
ed to pass a test before being given
his first license has so much to com-
mend it that it is hard to understand
on what grounds reasonable persons
could combat it. Yet the fact remains
that four out of nineteen members of
a committee of traffic experts who met
in Washington Thursday to consider
safety legislation voted against the
plan to put such a requirement into a
proposed uniform traffic code.
. The explanation of one of the ob-
Jectors that he was opposed to the
proposal because he regarded compul-
sory examination as a prerequisite to
automobile driving as unjustified in-
terference with the rights of citizens
is hardly to be taken seriously. It is
going a little too far to say that it is
an invasion of personal liberty to re-
quire men and women to show their
competency to handle a. potentially
dangerous machine before authorizing
them to drive it on the public high-
ways. It would be more nearly cor-
rect to say that it is an unjustified in-
terference with the rights of the eiti-
zens to turn an incompetent driver
loose on the roads.
Certainly the great majority of au-
tomobile drivers now licensed will ap-
prove of the examination . require-
ment. Those who use the streets and
roads on foot or in horse-drawn ve-
hicles also will indorse the proposal.
They naturally do not want their lives
and property endangered by persons
given licenses to drive without inquiry
as to whether ' they are competent.
The only group that has reason to op-
pose the examination is composed of
those who wish driving licenses and
doubt their ability to meet the pre-
scribed test. It is ‘worthy of note in
this connection that in some places
near Pittsburgh lately more than ten
per cent. of the applicants for driving
licenses ‘have been refused” them be-
cause of inability. to:pass the test.
- With approximately 20,000 persons
killed in automobile mishaps * in’ the
United States last year there is strong
cause for making sure that none but
persons who know how to drive shall
be licensed to operate machines.
Pennsylvania requires a test, and such
other States as lack the requirement
should fall in line.
A Tribute to Pennsylvania's T¥e
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Twenty-eighth Division of the
United States Army in the world war,
composed very largely of Pennsylva-
nia National Guardsmen, may well
cherish the tribute which has been
paid to its fighting prowess in the
memoirs of General Robert Lee Bul-
lard, who commanded in turn the First
Division of the third corps and finally
the second army of this nation in
The men who “came marching
home” six years ago will remember
one of the scenes of their ordeal of
battle to their dying day. It was on
the low south bank of the Vesle under
the machine guns and artillery of the
enemy on the hills of the northern
bank. “I have rarely, if ever, seen
troops under more trying conditions,”
said General Bullard. “They held it
with the greatest balance and self-
possession. They never grew wild or
excited. They were on the spot and
they stayed there—harried day and
night by the enemy. Literally, a blade
of grass could not sway without call-
ing down hostile fire. The balanced,
calm conduct of the division in all its
service under me on this occasion
made me think it one of the best that
I ever commanded. I later had ‘it
when I came to the command of the
Second Army and it made a like rec-
ord there.”
“The Iron Division” wrote its name
with the blood of sacrifice in France,
but it gave a new and glorious tradi-
tion to its State. It’s something for
you to be proud of, men of Pennsylva-
nia, something which will not soon be
forgotten in the annals of the nation.
eee fp eee.
Saving the Outdoors.
From the Altoona Tribune.
Probably no picnicker or automo-
bile tourist who leaves behind him a
litter of rubbish or a burning eamp
fire deliberately purposes to show bad
manners or do any damage, declares
The Clearfield Progress.
Yet the menace to camping grounds,
parks, woods and any attractive out-
door place accessible to picnic parties
is growing worse right along. There
are more people going on outdoor
jaunts and, because of the motor car,
they can go ‘farther and invade a
greater area and ruin more beautiful
scenery than formerly.
For these reasons it does seem nec-
essary for civic organizations, nature
clubs and public officials to keep up
the campaign of public education on
this subject. Of course everybody
gets tired’ of being told continually
not to leave camp litter about, not to
leave fires burning, not to pull branch-
es off trees and not to pluck wild flow-
ers or pull up plants. Yet, if this
year’s ‘and ‘next year’s picnickers do
not heed the warning, a time may
come when there will be no welcome
shade, peaceful woods, unspoiled
springs and. charming streams for
anybody to enjoy.
——Some family skeletons are pad-
ded beyond recognition.
rm fp A
——Humility is a virtue that hob-
bles about on crutches.
—Thieves broke the large plate glass
window of the Carl Keuscher jewelry stora
at Mahony City and stole $500 worth of
rings and bracelets.
—Howard Hockenbracht, 17 years old, of
Selinsgrove Junction, a student at Susque-
hanna University, was drowned while
bathing on Saturday.
—Margaret Rudar, 15 months old, of
Pittsburgh, was killed by a batted bail
while lying in her mother's arms on the
front steps of their home.
—DMiss Geraldine Lockhart, who has been
a member of the Central State Normal
school faculty at Lock Haven for several
vears, has resigned to become principal of
a school on Long Island. She has gone to
her home at Lake George, N. Y., to remain
until September.
—George Hinkle returned to his home in
Plains, near Pittston, after a storm recent-
ly, and found that a bolt of lightning had
torn out a window frame, breaking the
glass panes, ripping off sections of plas-
tering, tearing a hole four inches in di-
ameter through the carpet and floor and
then spent itself in the cellar.
—L. S. Buford, 27 years old, of Harris-
burg, a freight brakeman on the Pennsyl-
vania railroad, was killed on Sunday night
when he was struck by a fast freight train
at Cly, midway between Harrisburg and
York. Buford was walking along an east-
bound track inspecting cars on his traia
when the oncoming train struck him.
—Joseph 8S. Siscurella, of Johnstown,
found guilty in Federal court at Pitts-
burgh of placing illegally unmailable mat-
ter in the United States mails in connec-
tion with depositing a bomb that explod-
ed in the postoffice at South Fork, Pa., was
sentenced to serve seven years in the Fed-
eral prison at Atlanta, by Judge F. P.
Schoonmaker, on Friday afternoon.
—Sunbury’s Susquehanna Park cannot
become a modern Eden. Mayor Drumbhel-
ler said last week in no uncertain terms
when reports came to him that habitues of
the park were disporting themselves about
the place very scantily clad. “We will
prosecute every person guilty,” said the
Mayor, after many Susquehanna trail mo-
torists had complained of visions of
nymphs, in the cooling waters of the
—State police last Thursday captured
Sherman Ettinger, forty-five years of age,
of Northumberland county, a giant in
stature, whom they consider the worst des-
perado in that part of the State. He was
taken as he slept in a little hut located in
the fastness of the Blue mountains and
after efforts of more than a year to cap-
ture him. Ettinger is accused of assault
and battery, attempted murder, theft and
robbery, and the police believe a murder
at Williamsport.
—Arthur Cecil Wingart, of Greensburg,
Pa., second-class seaman on the naval
transport Henderson, was killed instantly
abord ship at Annapolis, Md., by falling
through a hatchway to the bottom of the
hold, naval authorities announced. Win-
gert enlisted last December. The body
was sent to the home of his mother, Mrs.
Mary L. Wingert, at Greensburg. The ac-
cident occurred just before the Henderson
sailed for the Pacific coast with a contin-
gent of newly commissioned ensigns.
—State Senator, George T. Weingartner,
ayer county, has. a cow with a rather
1 unusual appetite. On his farm near the
cow’s pasture there is a swimming pool.
There is no bath house, but friendly
clumps of bushes answer their purpose.
Several young women sought one of these
natural bath houses and donned their
bathing suits. After their swim they re-
turned and found the cow munching their
clothing. The cow had already eaten one
of the undergarments and was starting to
eat a dress when the young women arriv-
ed. They found it difficult to “shoo” the
cow long enough to dress.
—For the second time in as many terms
of court in Northumberland county, the
suit of Thomas Quigley against former
Judge L. S. Walter, both of Mt. Carmel,
was continued last Wednesday. Charles
Grant, of Northumberland, a juror, shook
hands with Mrs. Anna Howard, of Mt. Car-
mel, a star witness, and spoke with her.
The court heard of the action and prompt-
ly fined Grant $5, and told him he was old
enough to know better. Quigley alleges
Walter kept $2,400, half of a verdict he re-
covered for injuries suffered on a Penn-
sylvania railroad train. Quigley declares
Walter agreed to represent him free in re-
turn for his services when Walter was de-
feated for judge.
—The intense heat of Sunday had no ap-
preciable effect on the attendance at the
annual feast of roses at Tulpehocken Re-
formed church, at Meyerstown, as many
were refused admission. Payment . was
made to the Caspar Wister family, of Phil-
adelphia, of a red rose as the annual
ground rental of one hundred of the rich-
est acres of land in Lebanon valley, and a
white rose for the pipe organ installed by
the same family a decade ago. When Cas-
par Wister made his grant to Tulpehock-
en church in 1758 it was not known that
underlying the tract is one of the richest
deposits of limestone, the development of
which has made the congregation the rich-
est in the entire valley.
—With Old Sol keeping the temperature
close to the 100 mark, an armed band of
searchers for several hours .on Sunday
scoured the mountains to the south of Em-
aus, Lehigh county, bent on killing a “big
brown, hairy animal” that ten year old
Clement Schaeffer said attacked him and
mangled one hand so badly that surgeons
amputated a thumb and two fingers. The
injured boy said the “wild beast” was not
a bear but very ferocious. The search
finally converged on the spot where young
Schaeffer said the attack had taken place.
There some dynamite caps, most of them
exploded, were found with blood marks
near them. The searching party disbanded
but the injured lad, who is in a_ hospital
in Allentown, sticks to his original tale.
—With the raiding of an alleged gamb-
ling house in New Kensington, early on
Sunday, State police reported seizing sev-
eral hundred thousand printed tickets of
the “New Kensington Baseball Pool” and
a printing press, one of the largest base-
ball pools in western Pennsylvania is be-
lieved to have been smashed.” Four men
found in the place, were arrested, each on
the charge of violating the gambling laws
and using the mails to defraud, and were
lodged in the Westmoreland county jail in
Greensburg. The tickets sold for 35 cents
each, the first prize being $7,000 and the
second and third, $5,000 and $3,000, respect-
ively. The tickets were sold by sub-agents
throughout the Tri-State district. War-
rants for the arrest of the distributors
will be sworn out by the state police.