Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 16, 1926, Image 1

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Death may come with a crawl
But, whether it be slow or Spry,
It isn’t the fact that you're dead that
Only, how did you die?
or a
Years and years ago; it seems
centuries now that the urge has come
to unlock another little cell in mem-
ory’s library, we happened to be one
of a party of five sitting about a plain
wood table in the grille of the Inside
Inn in St. Louis. Bottles of Lemp’s
beer, were on the table. Pale anemic
looking beverage with an odor that
reminded us of the skunk cabbage of
the Bear Meadows. Not that we recall
had anybody touched it when one of
the gentlemen of the party, who held
the unique distinction of possessing
a pass over every railroad in the
United States—a pass graven on a
solid gold plate, called attention to
the couplet we have chosen as the
text for this preachment. -
Edwin Vance Cook had talked to
the National Editorial Association, in
.convention in St. Louis, that after-
noon, and quoting some of his own
verse had focused Mr. Page’s thoughts
on “How did you die ?”
Homer Davenport, the country band
boy of Eugene, Oregon, who came to
be the greatest cartoonist of his day,
whose creative mind and deft fingers
put the $ on Mark Hanna’s clothes
‘and whose wordless story “Lest We
Forget” saved Admiral Dewey from
dying of a broken heart in foreign
lands, was one of the party. Col.
Henry Watterson, than whom journal-
ism knows none other like, was an-
other. Col. Steele, of Ashland,
Penna., whose son Will was then on
the Seattle Post Intelligencer and had
just engaged us to go to Nome with
the Argonauts and become editor of
the first daily newspaper of the Klon-
dyke country, was of the party and—
as we have said—we happened to be
the fifth member.
Davenport was in the midst of tell-
ing the story of the genesis of “Lest
We Forget.”
to Washington to stem, if possible,
the tide of opprobrium that was
crushing the hero of Manilla bay be-
cause he had in a moment of thought-
‘ less gallantry ceded to his wife the
house that a Nation had given him.
We fancy that Col. Watterson had
- locked with disgust at the Lemp’s and
was in a mood for something real,
when Page broke in with the Cook
We have never heard a preacher do
it, but lots of public speakers resort
to “On the one. har :
fingers and a thumb. “On the other’—
“we have a thumb and four fingers.
Generally, that is about all their con-
trasts amount to. We revive the old
quip here because at the moment we
have at the left hand something that
is in striking contrast with the thing
that lies at our right. The one onthe
left is Bruce Barton’s story of “The
Man Nobody Knows,” and at our right
is the morning paper announcing the
death of Luther Burbank.
Few of you have read Barton’s
story—do it by all means. Most of
you have planted Burbank’s seeds. At
seventy-seven he died—an infidel. He
was the plant wizard of the world,
but what does that mean? By graft-
ing, budding, marrying pollen to
strange brides, he produced hybrid
vegetables and flowers of new color
combinations, but with all his inten-
sive concentration on plant life he
couldn’t make the sap that is surging
up the trees now, nor could he sub-
stitute the chlorophyl that gives the
leaves and the grass their verdant,
restful green.
In the animal world the mule repre-
sents the result of miscegenation, just
as Burbank’s accomplishments do in
the vegetable and floral spheres. He
experimented with the material at
hand and it seems strange to us that
he was content with the thought that
it just grew. Burbank created noth-
ing. He developed much, but it was
only by crossing what had already
been created. When the plants he
experimented with drooped and died
under the abortions he was attempt-
ing he couldn’t bring them back to
life, nor could he have replaced them
had there not been seed at hand.
“In the beginning God created the
heaven and earth * * * gpd
every plant of the field " * * and
every herb of the field, before it grew”
and Burbank worked with these crea-
tions and died denying that they had
had a Creator. What a paradox!
It seems impossible that so great
a genius should yet be so ingenuous
as to admit that he didn’t know Bar-
ton’s “Man that Nobody Knows.” Bur-
bank was closer to Him all the time
than most of us and that is why we
wonder and preach and quote Cook’s
“Only, how did you die?"
and ask the shade of Burbank if it
will tarry at the grave of Joyce Kil-
mer, who lies mid the poppies in
Flander’s Field, long enough to deny
that “only God can make ‘a tree.”
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast.
"A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray.
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair.
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
‘Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
How he had been sent"
"we have four
cians never survive a thorough drub-
“WOOL. 71.
Vare Openly Insults Democrats.
Last. Sunday one of the Scranton |
newspapers carried a page advertise-
ment in the interest of William S.
Vare, which openly solicited Demo-
cratic voters to register as Republi-
cans in order that they may vote for
Vare at the primary election in May.
This form of political juggling was
one of the reasons given for the uni-
form primary election law. It had
been employed in Philadelphia and
other populous centers to such an ex-
tent it became a menace. Since the
primary law became effective it has
been practiced covertly by political
crooks. This attempt by Vare to
debauch the Democrats of Scranton is
the first open effort in that direction
for years. .
If there is an human being who is
abhorrent to the Democratic mind and
Grundy’s Fight Against Baker.
As the factional lines are being ex-
i posed it becomes certain that State Mellon, nephew of the Secretary of
Chairman W. Harry Baker is quite as
much a target of the Mellon activities
as Vare and Pinchot. This fact may
be attributed to the influence of
Joseph R. Grundy on the operations
; of the Pepper-Fisher combine. Here- ogy of business.
tofore the Mellon mind was inclined
to a friendly feeling for Baker. Sena- |
tor Pepper has likewise felt kindly
toward the State Chairman. But
Grundy has long cherished an enmity
toward him. Grundy is a sort of a
“moss-back.” He is opposed to all
reforms and improvements in labor
conditions. Some years ago when the
support of the bills.
The late Senator Crow was Chair-
« Mellon Establishes a Trading Post.
The announcement that Mr. W. L. |
the Treasury, will sit in Philadelphia f
, during the Primary campaign may be |
interpreted as public notice that the
“bar’l” has been tapped. Mr. Mellon
thoroughly understands the psychol- |
When he wants to
buy anything he goes to the market
in which it is most abundant. The
; crooks who make up the phantom
| votes in Philadelphia offer an enticing
{objective for the activities of an
{ adroit and courageous political trader.
| Mr. Mellon’s headquarters will be an
! alluring and convenient trading post
‘for these political mercenaries and it
_child-labor legislation was pending may be predicted that Mr. Vare will
‘Baker was active and influential in have a hard time to hold his forces in
{ line,
I Mr. Mellon’s purpose in establish-
offensive to the Democratic con- man of the Republican State Com- ing a trading post in Philadelphia is
science, it is William S. Vare. He
stands for everything that is vicious !
in public life. He not only shelters
but encourages crime in polities.
Fraudulent voting is and always has :
been the source of his power. By the |
process: which he now. hopes to gain |
votes in Scranton he has destroyed
the Democratic organization in Phila- |
delphia. He tells those whom he ex- i
pects to victimize that they may be |
free to vote for the candidates of their
own party at the general election. In |
other words he invites them to deceive
their associates in order to promote
his selfish interests and absurd am-
No honest Democrat in Pennsylva-
nia can have common cause with Wil-
liam S. Vare. He is the antithesis of
everything that is Democratic. He
never has supported a Democratic
measure nor favored an honest Dem-
ocrat. His impudent appeal to the
Democrats of Scranton to betray their
party associates and principles should
be denounced with all the vigor that
the English language affords. No
Democrat, whether he be for or |
against the Volstead law, will vote for
this ignorant pretender, and it is the
duty of all Democrats to resent this
corrupt proposition by putting addi-
tional vigor: in the fight against Wil-
Ham S. Vara: 7 er
-——One subject for cheerful con-
templation is that when Bill Vare is
defeated at the primary this year he
will be “down and out.” Such politi-
bing. |
Iowa Senatorial Contest Settled.
The seating of Daniel F. Steck,
Democrat, as Senator in Congress for
Towa, marks the end of a long drawn
out and somewhat complex contest.
In the campaign of 1924 Mr. Steck was
the Democratic candidate for Senator
and Smith Brookhart the Republican
nominee. Mr. Brookhart repudiated
his party’s Presidential ticket and
supported LaFollette. In resentment
the Republican organization of the
State repudiated Brookhart and sup-
ported Steck. The result was a close
vote, which on the face of the returns,
gave Brookhart a small plurality.
Charges of irregularities in the vote
and returns were made by both par-
ties and a recount was ordered by the
local courts. j
Upon the assembling of the Senate
in December, 1925, the contest was
transplanted from the Iowa courts to
the Senate. Brookhart qualified for
membership on the certificate of
election given him by the State re-
turning board and Mr. Steck became
the contestant. The recount showed
that Steck had a very small majority
of the undisputed ballots but Brook-
hart had the seat. Several hundred
ballots were held out of the equation
largely on technical grounds and the
Senate committee which conducted
the investigation declared that the
Steck vote “expressed the will of the
voters,” and reported that he is en-
titled to the seat. The vote on Monday
was upon the adoption of the commit-
tee report.
Party lines were somewhat broken
in the vote. Sixteen Republicans
voted in favor of Steck and nine
Democrats in favor of Brookhart. But
the significance of the result is not
in the numerical division with respect
to party. Among the Republicans
who voted for Steck are Senator But-
ler, of Massachusetts, chairman of the
Republican National committee, and
his colleague, Senator Gillet. Butler
is supposed to be the ‘Senatorial
mouthpiece of President Coolidge and
his attitude may be interpreted as ex-
pressing the will of the President. On
the other hand Senator Pepper, who
professes to be a 100 per cent. Cool-
idge supporter, voted in favor of
Brookhart, who refused to vote for
Coolidge for President.
EE ——————
——DMexico has agreed to not en-
force obnoxious laws against Ameri-
cans, but it may be assumed that this
does not apply to the Volstead law.
mittee at that time and the floor lead-
er of the Republican majority in the
State Senate. Like Penrose he re-
lied much on Baker and Grundy ima-
gined that Crow’s support of that type
of labor legislation was influenced by
Baker. As a result he declared unre-
lenting war against both. When Crow
died Baker was chosen to succeed him
and Grundy concentrated his hatred
against him. Penrose held friendly
relations with Grundy because of his
success in collecting campaign funds,
i but the bitterness against Baker con-
tived. It was because of this enmity
that Grundy supported Pinchot
against Alter for Governor four years
ago and carried Fisher with him.
Four years ago Mellon was for
Alter and was greatly disappointed
because Fisher affiliated with the Pin-
chot forces. When the lines were
forming for this year’s fight the Mel-
lons were inclined to oppose Fisher
but willing to join a combination that
would help Pepper. After consider-
able jockeying Grundy offered to sup-
port Pepper if the Mellons would take
Fisher as the candidate for Governor,
Grundy, because of his relations with
the manufacturing industry of the
State is a valuable asset and the bar-
gain was signed, sealed and delivered.
Since the Grundy energies have been
| directed toward creating opposition
| Baker in the combination and the in-
dications are that he has scored.
——1If, as many believe, money is
the most potent element in politics.
Senator Pepper will be the winner.
There are millions behind him.
Pichot Exposes Gross Frauds.
The exposure of forgery, perjury
and fraud in the petitions of W. S.
Vare for registry as a candidate for
Senator in Congress is not surprising.
The cause of wonder is that this
form of electoral crinie was not ex-
posed long ago. It has been in prac-
tice not only in Philadelphia but in all
populous centres for many years and
all the leaders of the Republican party
have not only been aware of it but
have given it sanction and encourage-
ment. In many cases petitions have
been made out and signed for one can-
didate and filed for another. As fre-
quently the petitions are signed in
blank and the name of the candidate
inserted after the signing. This is a
clear violation of the law .
Nevertheless Governor Pinchot has
performed a valuable public service in
bringing this form of electoral fraud
into public notice. He knew, of
course, that it would not disqualify
Mr. Vare as a candidate for out of the
vast number of petitions there are
sufficient ‘legally signed to place his
name on the ballot. But the Governor
reasoned that the exposure would
alienate some of the supporters of
Vare, whom he regards as his most
dangerous antagonist for the nomina-
tion, and that a majority of votes thus
diverted might come to him as a re-
ward for his fidelity to civic obliga-
tions. Mr. Pepper knew as well as
Vare that the frauds had been com-
mitted but he discreetly remained
Section 74 of Chapter V of the
election laws of Pennsylvania pro-
vides that “if any person shall know-
ingly make a false statement in any
affidavit required by the provisions
of this act to be appended to or io
accompany a nomination petition, ” ”
” * he shall be guilty of a misde-
meanor and upon conviction thereof
shall be sentenced to pay a fine of five
hundred dollars or to undergo impris-
onment for not more than one year,
or either or both.” It will be seen that
the Governor has started something
which ought to be finished in the in-
terest of good government. He has
properly referred it to the Depart-
ment of Justice and the public will
await developments for appraisement
of the act.
Ee ——— ye e———
——The vote on the Brookhart con-
test indicates that the President is
not greatly concerned. about the safety
of Senator Cummins, either.
to promote the interests of Senator
~ Pepper, candidate for re-election, and
John 8. Fisher, candidate for the Re-
publican nomination for Governor.
These gentlemen have been appointed
by Secretary Andrew Mellon as the
candidates of the predatory corpora-
tions and big banking interests of the
State. For obvious reasons ‘these ele-
ments in the industrial and’ commer-
cial life of the country have set about
“to control the politics not only of
‘ Pennsylvania but of the entire coun-
try. President Coolidge has already
‘completely surrendered to them and
they are now trying to acquire control
‘of Congress and the State govern-
i We have little interest in, and no
favorites among the Republican can-
,didates for Governor and Senator.
| Vare, the promotor of ballot corrup-
tion is impossible, of course, and Pep-
per and Pinchot have grave faults.
But we cannot refrain from express-
ling abhorrence at the prospe¢t: of
yielding, without protest, the oppor-
tunities of the average citizen to prop- ti
‘erty and liberty, to the control of a
“dangerous if not actually destructive
‘element. Goldsmith said: “Ill fares
the land, to hastening ills a prey,
“where wealth accumulates and men
vy.” ‘That is the peril which is
y-expressed in this combination ed
“of millionaires to get control: of the.
| government of Pennsylvania.
——DBranch stations of the United
States weather bureau report the
‘past winter as being the longest on’
I record, and we candidly agree with |
{them. Here it is, the 16th day of |
April, and the weather has been so
l cold and disagreeable since the offi-
; cial opening of spring that very lit-
tle, if any, gardening has been done, !
' And even at this late date the earliest
fruit trees have not yet put forth a
showing of buds, which is taken as a
favorable omen for a big fruit crop. !
—————— py. 5 i
——Announcement that Dr. Arthur
Holmes, of the University of Penn-
sylvania faculty, will be the speaker
for the annual spring scholarship day
at the Pennsylvania State College,
has just been made by Penn State
officials. Dr. Holmes was formerly |
dean of the general faculty at Penn
State. The exercises will be held
‘April 29th, when students will re-'
ceive recognition for their excellence
——Just because we preached the
column where this paragraph might
have been expected to appear clear
full we are grabbing space here to tell
you that we didn’t go fishing yester-
day.. Preaching is exhausting work
and—besides, we forgot to dig any!
bait. ny
——— er —————
If it be true that there are no
what do motorists do when engine
trouble developes far from a repair
————— re —————
——The public hearing on the prop.
osition to change the Volstead law.
may have been interesting to many
but it won’t change the law.
——Some of these adventurous
scientists who are searching for the
North Pole wouldn’t know what to do
with it if they found it.
——There may be such a thing as
synthetic beef steaks but it will be
hard to wean healthy appetites away
from the juicy sirloin.
——W. D. Zerby, of Bellefonte, and
Charles Freeman of Philipsburg,
have filed petitions for Democratic
county chairman,
——Anyway Bill Vare has an ad-
vantage of some of his associates in
the political game. He can “milk the
; YESS ORIES 56.4 8 Bn |
——The, fittest do not always sur-.
vive. . Some times money makes the
unfit prime favorites.
6. 1926.
in classroom work. | &
cuss words in the Japanese language ;
NO. 16.
A ——m—
An Incentive to Register.
From the Philadelphia Record,
It was an act of astounding im-
pudence for Vare henchmen to write
upon the nomination papers of their
boss the names of hundreds, and prob-
ably thousands, of voters who ney-
er even saw the petitions. And now,
with unblushing effrontery, these
zealous servitars of the great man,
admitting that they did much of the
writing which purported to have been
done by the voters, declare that there
was no harm in it—that everything
was perfectly legal.
It is truly difficult for an honest
citizen to get the gang point view.
But it should be remembered that for
years the very same sort of people
who prepared nominating petitions
containing large numbers of false
signatures have been saving the vot-
ers in their division all trouble
ordinarily connected with the cast-
ing of ballots. They thi nothing
of inserting the voter’s name for him,
together with all the information re-
quired by law, on the - registration
book if he fails person to appear
to attend to that duty. On election
day, in case of.his absence, they duly
mark his ballot for him and insert
it in, die bor ; And if he does turn
up at the polls and vote, and the bal-
lot is marked for busi dh disap-
proved by the gang, the marking is
ignored and the vote counted accord-
ing to the wishes and orders of the
When one reflects upon these facts
it becomes easier to understand the
mental processes of men who, know-
ing the requirements of the law with
regard to the signing of nominating
petitions, modify them
own notions and brazenl
that they had a perfect ri
50. - To the followers of the
aspires to a seat in the U:
suit their
Senate the law is a joke. They know
no law. They recognize ne limita-
tions the 8 of rolling
rn Se prc
up predetermined majorities.
“The Record” is mot so .epti
as to suppose that any of these peti-
tion glers be called to account
in the Courts—much le unished.
But the exposure of th ¢ methods
ought to stimulate the
of honest citizens that.
shall not be disgraced by
tion of a ballot-stuffers’
United States Senate; 4
an =
ins; i a &
hundreds of thousands of assessed
voters whose names are not on the
registration books to go ‘to the poll-
ing places on Wednesday, April 14,
and enroll themselves, that those of
them who are Republicans may at-
tack the menace of the Vare candi-
dacy in the primary.
Mussolini's Escape.
From the Altoona Tribune.
Not yet can Mussolini be spared
from the dictatorship of Itlay. The
worst thing that could happen would
be his removal by violence.
joicing of loyal! Fascists in his es-
cape from serious injury at the hands
of an assassin recently is shared by.
friends and well-wishers of the Ital-
ian nation everywhere. And the fact
that his assailant was not a disaffect-
ed Italian gives ground for confidence
that no serious political results, no
untimely social upheaval, will follow
upon the Duce’s wounding. :
His assailant, according to the
news reports at this writing, is an
eccentric Englishwoman who, pre-
her own disordered brain. She is not
he type that would have been trust-
ed by political conspirators nor em-
ployed as a tool for the removal of
the Premier. Therefore, it is not
likely the incident will be utilized to
rally opponents of Fascismo in an ef-
fort to overthrow Mussolini. Nor to
rally Fascismo for further acts of op-
Hateful as the Mussolini regime is
to millions of Italians, all intelligence
lin the Kingdom realizes that the com-
pletion of reconstruction depends on
its functioning for a while longer, as
it has since 1922. Mussolini’s death
or overthrow otherwise at this time
would usher in a period of chaos such
‘as has not been known in modern
Italy. He has a firm grip on affairs
of State and he is getting results of
immense benefit to the country. There
is no one to take his place, either to
carry out his policies or to reorganize
| the State on governmental lines more
smocretie and acceptable to the peo-
His dictatorship has been aptly
likened to a receivership in a bank-
Tuptey. He has exercised arbitrary
power because that was the only way
by which social order and economic
stability could be restored. The judg-
ment of history probably will be that
Mussolini fulfilled his self-imposed
, mission more successfully than any-
‘one else in the public eye could have
done. And when the task is finished
the present order of affairs will merge
almost insensibly into a new and bet-
ter order. The new day cannot be
hastened by assassination, but may
be retarded by a premature change
at the head of State. Therefore, it
is to be hoped Mussolini will be per-
mitted to. carry on till the Italian
people are ready to manage for them-
selves. ;
——Mellon may be an efficient, but
judging from his language he will not
be an “easy” boss.
‘home and was placed under arrest.
.{ olinskie,
acted on the promptings of:
, —The body of Clarence E. Henry, of
East Slatedale, who disappeared from his
home about a week ago, was recovered on
Sunday from the bottom of an abandoned
slate quarry.
—Carrying a heavy bundle of merchan-
dise, Mrs. S. Kaplan, of Chester, tripped
over a lighted gas stove, starting a fire
which caused $2000 damage. The woman
was slightly burned and suffered from
—XKilled by gas, probably turned on
accidentally by an overshoe thrown
against a stove, Joseph E. Ward and his
wife, Kate M., were found dead in their
home at Reading by a son, Howard, who
came to visit them. :
—Police ‘are investigating an alleged
attack on Roy Adams, 12, of Lancaster,
who told police that he was assaulted and
bound by an unidentified assailant who
gained entrance to the house by saying
that he was a “gas man.”
—DLosing his balance while walking
down an ordinary stairway, Walter Haley,
of Philadelphia, who is an ironworker, had
worked many a day at dizzy heights,
turned a somersault, landing below on his
shoulders He is in a critical condition.
—Reading’s train service is so efficient
that air mail service to and from Reading
would not improve the service, according
to the opinion of acting Postmaster Gen-
eral Warren I. Glover, who declined to
consider the erection of an air mail station
at Reading.
—Mrs. Sarah Creasey, 63, of Catawissa,
was killed last Thursady afternoon when
she was pitched forward from a second
floor balcony on which she was shaking
a rug and landed head first en a con-
crete driveway. She was dead when
bystanders reached her. -
—DBelieved to have been dead for twenty-
seven years. George Starr, formerly of
Unityville, Lycoming County, returned
last week to visit his sister, Mrs. M. R.
Robbins, of Berwick. He had been pros-
pecting in Alaska for a number of years,
having gained a considerable fortune.
—Leone Massi, 24, a suspect in the hold-
up of the R. A. Anderson drug store at
‘North East on the night of March 31, was
found secreted in a locked trunk in his
was identified on Friday morning by An-
derson as the man who had robbed the
—Joseph P. Magruder, 52, of Mifflin-
town, died last Thursday evening in the
Lewistown Hospital from injuries suse
tained at noon when crushed between
.| freight cars in the Pennsylvania Railroad
| yard.
Magruder ‘was working as a car
inspector between drafts when the gap
closed; and crushed his body.
—Dislike for. noodle soup by a Burgetts-
town man resulted in an application for
divorce at Washington, Pa., on Saturday.
{| Mrs. Elizabeth Frances Conner charges
{ that when her husband, Ethelbert Talbot
| Conner, came home one evening recently
‘| and’ found that noodle soup was included
in the evening meal, he threw the offend-
ing food out of the window and then at-
tacked her.
—The West Penn Cement company has
broken ground at West Winfred, Butler
county, for the first unit of a $2,500,000
the | manufacturing project on .2,000 acres of .
land “recentty” acqiiired” thers Wied" this
unit is placed in operation early in Janu-
ard, 1927, it is expected to have a capacity
of 2,000 barrels of cement daily and when
the second unit is added next year, the
capacity of the plant will be doubled.
—A jury in the Northumberland county
court returned with a verdict on Saturday
for $1,000 against the Rev. Adelbert Top-
head of St. Stanislaus Polish
Catholic church of Shamokin, in favor of
Mrs. Vietor Shevitskie, a married woman
with two grown children for an alleged
slander. The woman alleged that he went
before a woman's club with two hundred
members present after she had been elect-
ed an officer, and said she was .not fit to
hold office.
—At a meeting of the officers and di-
rectors of the State-Centre Game, Fish and
Forestry association, held at the Moshan-
non National bank building, Philipsburg,
last Thursday evening, Hon. Harry B.
Scott was authorized to proceed with nego-
tiating a lease of a tract of land from-the
Prentiss estate for the building of a fish
dam on Black Moshannon stream. The
tract would be three miles long and one-
half mile wide.
—In search of money, thieves last Fri-
day night stole a cornerstone from the
Fritz Lutheran church, near Somerset,
but their efforts were fruitless, as they
tore away the wrong stone. Breaking into
the church building, the thieves took two
strips of carpet from the floor and stole
the Easter collection, about $8. A blood-
hound trailed the robbers for about a mile,
but the trail was lost when the culprits
escaped in an automobile. The main
cornerstone contains money and other
—Several Lancaster county ministers
have applied for appointments as school
teachers in the county, according to Super-
intendent Arthur P. Mylin. In the case of
the ministers, low pay from the churches
may be accountable for their applications,
it has been pointed out. Many married
women also have made requests. Such ap-
plicants are regarded favorably, as the
tendency among older persons is to teach
for several years, whereas college gradu-
ates frequenily seek other occupations
after a year or two.
—Mrs. H, Norman Byers, of Valley jfown-
ship, Montour county, spent several hours
at the home of Sheriff Gross and family
at the jail in Sunbury on Saturday, when
her husband refused to pay her taxes or
permit her to pay them. The amount was
$7.65. When a constable took the woman
to jail the sheriff would not admit her, so
Mrs. Byers had a pleasant visit with the
sheriff’s wife until neighbor women made
up the amount. The husband is a well-to-
do farmer and operates a milk route in
—Windows for an entire block were
shattered and buildings damaged when a
bomb explosion wrecked the Spano-Ameri-
can barber shop, in Johnstown, at 2
o'clock Friday morning. Angleo Salva-
dor and his wife, asleep in the second
floor apartments, escaped injury. Eye-
witnesses saw a sheet of flame sweep
across the street while citizens for squares
around were awakened: by the concussion.
Two hundred: chicks in a window incu-
bator opposite the wrecked shop were kill-
ed. Police have a rival barber under ar-