Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 11, 1926, Image 1

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—Evidently the Republicans of
Iowa preferred being hot with Brook-
hart to keeping cool with Coolidge.
—What’s all this crabbing about,
anyway? Summer isn’t supposed to
arrive until ten days after this date.
——There is some curiosity in the
public mind as to how much Cornelia
Bryce contributed to the Governor’s
campaign fund.
—The four co-eds who were ex-
pelled from Wittenberg college last
week for being intoxicated probably
had their thrill and a lot of kick out
of it, but what a price they paid.
—We’d like to hear from the person
who walks the streets of Bellefonte
today and doesn’t come to the conclu-
sion that it is the most substantial
looking, the cleanest and most attrac-
tive municipality in Pennsylvania.
—The rather pathetic showing
Judge Porter made in the race for the
Democratic gubernatorial nomination
should be notice to Vance McCormick
that hand-picked candidates are not
popular with the Democrats of Penn-
——The Senate investigating com-
mittee is digging up some staggering
figures in its inquiry as to the cost of
the recent primary contest in Penn-
sylvania. $500,000 is said to have
been the Pepper budget for the Pitts-
burgh district, alone.
—Besides his ambition to become
the Republican boss of Centre county
brother Dorworth evidently, aspires to
become champion mud-gunner of the
community. He shot an awful load of
it at us last week and we hope that he
feels very proud of it.
—Bad as she is politically Philadel-
phia has done herself great credit by
deciding to keep the Sesqui-Centennial
gates closed on Sunday. We congrat-
ulate Mayor Kendrick and the Sesqui
board for the stand they have taken
for Sabbath cbservance.
—Don’t let anybody fool you into
visiting the Sesqui-Centennial before
August—or, better, September. A
week ago not a single major building
was completed and you will be disap-
pointed if you plan to go there before
the middle of August, at the earliest.
‘Then, probably, the big show—and a
big show it’s going to be—will all be
set up.
—If Mr. Earl Carroll, the theatrical
producer, was after publicity when he
gave that vulgar bath-tub party in his
New York theatre, he’s gotten it. The
world mow knows that Carroll is a
convicted perjurer and has been .sen- |
tenced to Atlanta penitentiary for a
year. Ther¢ are a lot of his ilk whose
salacious minds run tc the nude who
might get over it if they were to see
Carroll in his striped suit for a term.
—Tomorrow, in Philadelphia, it will
be decided whether. W. Harry Baker
is to continue as state chairman of
the Republican party or be thrown
into the discard to gratify Joe.
Grundy. His success or downfall is
being watched with much interest up
here in Centre county because, if he
wins, the Hon. Harry B. Scott will
continue as dispenser of State patron-
age. If he loses, the editor of the
Republican will be in the saddle.
—After nearly a month of uncer-
tainty we have been informed by
the official tabulators at Harrisburg
that Judge Eugene C. Bonniwell is our
nominee for Governor. He won over
Judge Shull by six hundred and ten
votes. Judge Bonniwell is for “per-
sonal liberty.” He’s a fine fellow, a
vote getter and, if Eddie Beidleman
should decide to take his nomination
on the Labor ticket seriously, he will
make Mr. John Fisher step in the
gubernatorial race.
—Dave Kelly thinks because he
walked the ties of the B. and O., five
miles from Greer to Morgantown, W.
Va., to see a circus he has a right to
sit up on the front seat with us circus
simps. Only once have we been re-
duced to the necessity of walking ties
on the B. and 0. Memory is vivid con-
cerning that dilemma. They com-
pared then very favorably with those
on the Bellefonte Central and if they
are still as irregularly laid Dave’s ap-
plication will not get a black-ball from
us. Howard Sargent and Harry
Walkey might turn him back, because
they are very jealous of our circus
simp society.
—*“Old Nick” Nicholson writes from
Pittsburgh to make contribution to
our $2,000 necessity fund, but like so
many others whose purse-strings
are so easily pulled by sob stuff, he
has only made our predicament worse.
“Nick” was a liability on the Watch-
man list. We already owed him
papers and now we owe him more.
The readers who haven’t paid up to
June, 1926, are our only assets and
from them we must have the money to
buy the grease that will keep the old
machine from screachin’ soloud that
the sheriff will hear it. We appreciate
the facetiousness of the Pittsburgh
gentleman’s suggestion that now that
he has sent at least enough to buy a
cake of soap, and with Spring creek so
handy, we ought to be able to supply
the motive power to get the windows
washed. That’s all very pretty, but
he doesn’t know that we get dizzy
when we lean out of windows and we
prefer death in any other form than
crackin’ the old bean on the stony
bottom of Spring creek.
VOL, 71.
Judge Bonniwell Platform.
The nomination of Judge Eugene C.
Bonniwell, of Philadelphia, as the
Democratic candidate for Governor of :
Pennsylvania, having been conceded, :
his views and purposes in the event of
his election have become subjects of
public interest. No party platform
has been declared as yet, but in reply
to a questionnaire submitted by the
Pennsylvania League of Women
Voters previous to the primary vote,
Mr. Bonniwell very clearly expressed
himself. He said he favors economy
in the collection of taxes and fairer
system of assessing property. He
favors restriction in “assistance to
voters,” the opening of ballot boxes
where fraud is suspected and voting
machines in the cities “as a means of
combatting fraud.”
He declares that he “will adhere to
the balanced budget system for the
administration of State finances,” and
favors the continuance of the present
State-wide system of primary elec-
tions. He will make no sex distinction
in the exercise of the appointing
power and oppose the abolition of the
poll tax. By inference he admits that
the present constitution is faulty but
is opposed to the calling of a consti-
tutional convention at this time, for
the very excellent reasons that “the
menace of ill-considered legislation,
backed by organized groups with
financial ability to achieve their ends
by means of propaganda, money and
political threats,” is a graver evil
than any faults of the present instru-
On all these pertinent questions the
views of Judge Bonniwell are wise and
sound. As an esteemed contemporary
states, he “is a skillful organizer, a
vigorous speaker and a seasoned cam-
paigner,” and with the existing de-
moralization of the opposition, we can
see many reasons for the hope of his
election. In 1921 as the candi-
date of the Democratic party for
Justice of the Supreme Court he
received over half a million votes
against the candidate of a united and
confident party and that was before
Fight for Republican Chairmanship. |
The Republican State committee
will meet in Philadelphia to-morrow,
Saturday, for reorganization and pop-
ular interest centers on the contest
for chairman. The candidates are W.
L. Mellon, of Pittsburgh, nephew of
the Secretary of the Treasury, and W.
Harry Baker, of Harrisburg, present
chairman. Mr. Mellon has reluctant-
ly entered the contest at the urgent
solicitation of Mr. Grundy, the Bucks
: county boss, and Mr. Fisher, the party
i candidate for Governor. - The ostensi-
| ble reason for the opposition to Baker
‘is that he employed the machinery of
‘the organization in the interest of one
of the candidates for Governor
against Fisher. The real reason is
that during several sessions of the
Legislature Baker has favored legis-
lation in the interest of organized
labor and at the last session supported
a bill to levy a tax on manufacturers.
Mr. Baker claims that he has per-
sonal pledges of support from 80 of
the 113 members of the committee,
which would guarantee his election if
those so pledged would “stay put.”
He asks for re-election in the interest
of party harmony and political suec-
cess. He justifies his support of
Beidleman for the nomination on the
grounds of personal friendship, and
protests that the party machinery
was not improperly employed in the
interest of his favorite candidate. He
states that though he opposed the
nomination of Pinchot four years ago
and was elected chairman in spite of
the candidate’s opposition he con-
ducted an efficient and successful
campaign for his election. The men
| who are opposing him now supported
‘him then and the precedent then set
is entitled to respect now. But Mr.
Grundy is obdurate. He demands the
: full measure of vengeance.
| The present indications are that
| Baker will be defeated. The force of
i public patronage is great and it will
“be employed to the limit. But the
election of Mr. Mellon to the chair-
, manship will not promote harmony in
‘the party nor make for the success of
Interesting Inquiry Begins.
The investigation of the expendi-
tures in the recent primary election in
Pennsylvania may reveal some start-
ling facts. According to the sworn
statements filed in the office of the
Secretary of the Commonwealth the
successful candidate of the Republican
party for Senator, spent $71,435.80,
and the tail-ender in the triangular
contest paid $43,767.00 for his ambi-
tion. One of the defeated candidates
for the Republican nomination for
Governor certifies to an expenditure
of upward of $91,000.00 and the win-
ning candidate for that office dis-
bursed some $7,000.00 of his own
money. These disbursements were in-
dividual, and in the case of Vare and
Philips may represent the bulk of the
expenses incurred.
But the seven thousand and odd dol-
lars contributed by Mr. Fisher to the
slush fund of the Mellon ticket repre-
sents a puny fraction of the cost of the
triumph of that faction. Mr. Grundy,
the principal sponsor of Fisher, spent
$80,000.00 to nominate Pinchot four
years ago and was probably equally
generous this year, and the Mellons
are not “pikers” in any enterprise in
which they are, concerned. In any
event it may safely be said that the
Republican primary election this year
was by large odds the most expensive
in the history of politics in this or any
other State, not excepting the Mich-
igan primary that nominated Mr.
Newberry, who resigned in order to
escape expulsion.
The investigation which began on
Wednesday will be conducted under
the direction of Senator Reed, of Mis-
souri, an experienced and capable
criminal lawyer. It may not accom-
plish much good, directly, for the law
limiting the expenditures of candi-
dates in primary elections was repeal-
ed soon after the Newberry episode.
But it will serve the purpose of re-
vealing the fact that Republican nomi-
nations in this State are simply mat-
ters of bargain and sale and that hon-
ors in that party are available only to
millionaires who are influenced more
female: suffrage had become an ele- | the ticket. . Mr. Beidleman has the bs.ambition than conscience, If that
ment in the equation. I the Demo-
crats do their part in the campaign
and at the election there are enough
dissatisfied Republicans to give him
Charlie: Ross has been found,
according to a sensational newspaper
story, but what became of the ballots
that ought to have been in that empty
box in Pittsburgh is still a mystery.
Praise From Cabinet Associates.
The generous praise bestowed upon
William B. Wilson, the Democratic
nominee for Senator in Congress for
Pennsylvania, by his associates in the
Cabinet of the late President Wood-
row Wilson, ought and probably will
make a deep impression upon the
minds of thoughtful and independent
voters of the State. The Hon. Newton
D. Baker, Secretary of War during !
the period of world strifes, says: “I
was with him for five years in Presi-
dent Wilson’s Cabinet and out of that
intimate association I formed the
judgment that he is a wise, sagacious
and upright man. Wilson is a combi-
nation of wisdom and gentleness on
the one hand, with firmness, a rarely
valuable citizen of the Republic.”
After referring to Mr. Wilson's
valuable service in Congress the Hon.
Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the
Navy during the world war, expressed
his admiration for William B. Wilson
in these words: “I have never known
a more pains-taking or thorough man,
a man freer from prejudice, or one
who would weigh all sides with no
other purpose than to reach a just
conclusion. I know President Wilson
leaned heavily upon him and always
found him just as he was sincere, and
as capable as he was earnest. It is a
rars opportunity that Pennsylvania
has to send to Senate a gentleman of
his character and worth. With him
country and devotion to law and
order are above party.”
Probably the most conservative and
among the most capable of President
Wilson’s official advisers was the Hon.
David Franklin Houston, who served
first as Secretary of Agriculture and
subsequently as Secretary of the
Treasury. He refers to his long and
intimate association in the Cabinet
with William B. Wilson in terms of the
highest praise and expresses the hope
that civic duty will prevail over party
prejudice in the coming election to the
end that Mr. Wilson may be
chosen to the office of Senator in Con-
gress in preference to the party boss
who has been nominated for the honor
by the Republican party. With these
testimonials in his favor it ought to be
easy to make a choice.
————— wegen
It requires no gift of prophesy
to see that Governor Al Smith can
have another term at Albany or a
Senatorial seat in Washington.
nomination of ‘the. Labor party -and-
being asked the other day what he
proposed to do with it replied that
“that depends upon what happens on
Saturday.” If he should decide to ac-
cept that nomination and make a
i strenuous canvass for votes the
chances of Mr. Fisher’s.election would.
be very seriously impaired, and the
promises of favors to those who will
desert Baker and betray their pledges |
{ will have little value. It is a delicate
situation to all those directly concern-
: ed, to say the least, and the public
will await the result with interest.
—————— :
Another Bump for Coolidge.
Incomplete returns of the Republi-
ican primary election in Iowa indicate
i that Senator Smith W. Brookhart has
' been nominated for United States
| Senator by a very considerable ma-
jority. In returns from three-fourths
of the voting districts his lead over
Senator Albert J. Cummings is in the
neighborhood of 50,000. The result
has greatly surprised official Wash-
ington, which fondly hoped that Mr.
Cummings would be successful. It is
accepted alike by friends and foes of
the administration as a rebuke to
President Coolidge and following
similar incidents in Illineis and Penn-
sylvania may be interpreted as “finis”
to the third term aspiration.
Senator Brookhart ran against
Cummings for the Republican nomi-
nation for Senator in Congress six
years ago and was defeated. A short
time afterward, with the purpose of
weakening the insurgent element in
the Senate, William S. Kenyon was
enticed to resign by an offer of a seat
on the federal bench. Brookhart be-
came a candidate for the Republican
nomination for the vacancy and was
nominated and elected. At the ex-
piration of the short term he was re-
nominated in 1924 and though on the
same ticket with Coolidge actively
supported LaFollette for President.
Pending the campaign the Republican
State committee repudiated him and
his Democratic opponent was elected
though Brookhart got the certificate.
Immediately following the assem-
bling of Congress Mr. Steck entered
a contest for the seat and about two
months ago, by a vote of all the
Democrats except one and a consider-
able number of administration Repub-
licans, the contest was decided in
favor of Steck. Brookhart at once
announced himself as a candidate
against Cummings and returning to
his home began his campaign. He
openly charged that he was defrauded
out of the seat by the help of the
administration and asked for vindica-
tion in the form of a renomination as
the Republican candidate. By the vote
on Monday his fondest expectations
have been fulfilled and the seeds of
more trouble for the administration
information is taken seriously by the
people it may make the pending in-
quiry a “matter of inestimable value |
to the public.
——If the Senate committee could
investigate the expenses of guberna-
torial candidates it might giye the
public some information worth while.
Baker and Beidleman a Big Factor.
The gossip which eliminates Mr.
~Beidleman and State Chairman Bak-
, er from the political map is idle chat-
i ter. It is true that Mr. Beidleman has
| acauiesced in and ratified the frauds
perpetrated in Pittsburgh which gave
the Mellon candidate for Governor
the nomination. But it is certain
that the action was in consideration
of reciprocal favors. The Mellon or-
ganization couldn't afford an exposure
of the frauds. The Beidleman—Bak-
er contingent couldn’t hope for vic-
tory in November if the exposure had
been forced. The alternative was a
compromise from which each might
extract some advantage. The re-
election of Baker to the chairmanship
is tendered as a life line and accepted.
It is the best bargain possible.
There may be other considerations,
valuable or otherwise, in the transac-
tion. The appointment of Beidleman
to the office of Attorney General with
Baker as the head of the party or-
ganization would guarantee a place
in the political lime-light for their
faction. It might seem a high price
to pay but it is a necessary asset to
the Mellon force. The big vote cast
for Beidleman at the primary is a
flaming danger signal in the road to
ultimate success. The labor voters
must be appeased and the liquor ele-
ment mollified. In fact the Beidle-
man—Baker faction holds the key to
the situation and neither the defeat-
ed candidate nor the chairman is “an
easy mark.” They will demand the
fulfillment of the bond.
The head and front of the opposi-
tion to Baker is Grundy, and he is a
trader. Four years ago he squander-
ed money freely to elect Pinchot. At
the organization of the General As-
sembly he was bound up with Vare
and this year he opposed both Pinchot
and Vare in order to secure a place
on the Mellon ticket for Fisher. His
aim is to check the drift to legislation
in the interest of labor. Fisher has
always been his willing helper in this
purpose. As Senator he opposed
child-labor legislation, the full crew
bill, the compensation law and the
two-weeks pay law. As Governor he
could do much to impair the force of
such measures. He will give up his
opposition to Baker to secure the elec-
tion of Fisher.
———Possibly monkeying with the
North Pole has put “the time out of
joint.” ; :
NO. 24.
Farmers and the Tariff.
From the Milwaukee Journal.
We've plowed some ground, any-
way, in all this talk about what to do
for farmers. Governor Lowden, in
his interview in The Journal Tuesday,
stated the issue, “Industry has its
tariff, and the time has come to frame
our laws with the farmer in mind.”
And here is Vice President Dawes
himself explaining that the high tar-
iff enables manufacturers to sell their
surplus abroad at less than the Amer-
ican price, and that fixing the Ameri-
can price is made possible by the tar-
iff. We have come quite a distance.
For it was only yesterday that we
were being told that there was noth-
ing to charges that our kind of tariff
enabled its beneficiaries to dump their
surplus overseas and cash in on the
home consumer. Why, only yester-
day we were being told that‘the for-
eigner paid the tariff.
When the Republican Vice Presi-
, dent of a New England tariff Admin-
istration says such things, it means
| that the days of the old pretenses
about tariffs for private profits are
numbered. There is hope that tomor-
! row we shall also learn that it is our
{ wonderful machinery with its enor-
'' mous unit output that makes labor's
wages good, and not the tariff. Mr.
Dawes makes these almost revolution-
ary statements, according to Senator
Watson, in defending the idea of sim-
ilar price fixing by farmers.
If farmers, like manufacturers, had
some control of their production, no
doubt, they, too, could dump their sur-
folks pay. But until they can control
weather, they haven't a chance to do
it. They will come to see it that way.
Meanwhile, for the first time in our
history we have protagonists of the
special privilege tariff system actual-
ly explaining how the tariff enriches
one class and admitting that it does
not work for farmers. Yet all these
years the farmer has been told that
his prosperity depended upon it.
Western View of Boss Vare.
From the Illinois State Journal.
The nomination of Boss Bill Vare as
Republican candidate for Senator
from Pennsylvania is acclaimed by
The Chicago Tribune under this head-
ing: “Liberty Bell Rings, Agaifg's.
What a desecration of the, sacred
symbel! The Tribune itself is asham-
ed after having written this editorial
title. For at once it eulogizes as one
of the great men of the day Senator
Pepper, who was defeated when the
Philadelphia boss rang the Liberty
Bell again. It is to be regretted, The
Tribune admits. It should not have
been, it concedes. Yet the success of
a notorious boss means the enslave-
ment of the party in that State to the
corrupt ring that has controlled Phila-
delphia. Can this be heralded as a
ringing of the Liberty Bell again?
Strange liberty, indeed, that is syn-
onymous with boss rule of the most
abject and humiliating type.
The Tribune for weeks did all it
possibly could to nominate Vare. Two
days after his nomination it confesses
to its shame but declares the resuit
is a ringing of the Liberty Bell. For
editorial rabbit tracking The Trib’s
editorial, “Liberty Bell Rings Again,”
would be awarded first prize in any
international or domestic competition.
Office Seeking is Expensive.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Running for office is an expensive
business. Mr. Vare confesses that he
spent $71,435 of his own money in the
recent primaries. Governor Pinchot
expended $43,767 and Senator Pep-
per $2500. Various campaign cpm-
mittees put out—well, how much did
they put out? The totals will be
found to run into big figures when
they are all reported.
One argument in favor of nomina-
tions made at primaries was that the
system would permit anyone to be-
come a candidate. So it does—in
theory. Any aspiring candidate is
privileged to announce himself, but
if he is to make a canvass he is forced
to raise large amounts of money. So
after all no poor man or a man with-
out wealthy friends can seriously
contemplate any office within the gift
of the primary if he has to face a con-
Evidently we have not yet reached
idealism in making nominations and
conducting campaigns.
Small Town Gastronomy.
Will Rose in Scribner's Magazine.
Stomach customs in small towns
are very interesting. I have noticed
that at the social evenings of the
Kitchen Bible Class—do you catch the
name ?—mixtures of hot dogs, buns,
dill pickles, sweet potato salad, lim-
burger cheese, cider, coffee, pumpkin
pie and ice cream make up a gastro-
nomic conglomeration taken without
a wince or a wrinkled brow of inquiry.
We have three doctors, but two others
have already retired.
r———————— eee se
——Statistics show that a miner in
this country produces five times as
many tons of coal in a given time as a
miner in Belgium. But the mine
owner in this country justifies a high-
er price for coal here than there be-
cause of higher priced labor.
ar—— A —————
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pluses overseas and make the home:
+—Mt. Carmel council raised the pay of
chief of police Morgan from $175 to $205
a month.
—Miss Maude Reed, aged 32, dropped
dead in her coffee shop in Tyrone from
heart disease. *
—The Silver Creek colliery of the Read-
ing Coal & Iron company was closed by
a button strike.
—The body of Christian Boll, 79 years
old, No. 710 East Princess street, York,
was found in the Big Conewago creek.
—Shamokin council sold $70,000 of a
$75,000 issue of 43 per cent. paving bonds
to A. D. Robertson, a local resident, and
took the other $5000 for sinking fund pur-
—Gov. Pinchot on Monday appointed
Mrs. Annie F. Swabb, of Johnstown, coro-
ner for Cambria county. She is said to be
the first woman to hold that office in
-—A safe weighing 1,200 pounds, was
stolen Sunday night from a grocery at
Plymouth. The loss wa= not discovered
until the store was o .d on Monday
morning. The safe co..camined $16, which
was all the robbers got for their trouble.
—The United States government has
formally awarded the permanent prize for
nerve to Mrs. Florence Williams, of Verona,
Pa. Mrs. Williams, convicted of killing
her husband, tried to collect his world war
bonus insurance. The comptroller of the
treasury denied her application.
—Observing a large boulder rolling down
from the mountain on the Pennsylvania
railroad tracks, about ten miles from
Lewisburg, Prof. Walter J. Rhoads, a
teacher in Bucknell University, who is
camping in Buffalo valley, called the train
dispatcher at Lewisburg, who flagged the
Lewisburg-Tyrone passenger train, until a
wrecking crew removed the obstruction.
—Provision for a $5,000 trust fund for the
Memorial Evangelical Lutheran church,
Mifflintown, the income to be used toward
the pastor’s salary, is made in the will of
John S. Hollobaugh, late of Harrisburg,
filed for probate last Thursday. Appli-
cation for letters was made by the widow,
Mrs. Annabel L. Hollowbaugh, principal
beneficiary. The property is valued at $20,-
—Worry over unemployment for the last
several months is believed to have been
the motive for the suicide of John Doliner,
52, a miner, of Imperial. The body was
found hanging to a rafter in the attic of
his home by Stephen Deoliner, 15, .a son
who returned home late Thursday night to
show his father his diploma which he re-
ceived a short time before at the com-
mencement exercises of the Schenley Vo-
cational school in Imperial.
—-Sleeping gas is being used in robbing
Uniontown dwellings, according to all in-
dications. When the W. N. Teets family
awoke three hours later than usual on
Monday morning they found the dog
scarcely able to rise and a queer smell
both in the house and in the proximity of
the kennel. Entrance to the home had
been gained through a back window.
Nearly $200 was taken from the Teets’
home while the occupants slept.
teaching a Sunday school class “because
there was no money in it for her” resulted
in a divorce being granted to Mrs. Ada L.
Dull, of Murphy avenue, Connelleville.
They had been married 18 years. Mrs.
Dull said her husband, Frank S. Dull,
protested against her going to church and
Sunday school. The services Mrs. Dull
gave as a Sunday school teacher particu-
larly angered the husband, she said.
—Plans are almost complete for the ded-
ication services of the new $150,000.00 Mt|
Union Methodist church, nearing comple-
tion. Members of the church will hold ser-
vices each evening for a week, beginning
Sunday, June 20. Prominent Methodists
of the State will participate in the services,
including former pastors. Special musical
programs are being arranged. The Rev.
D. Y. Brouse is the pastor of the church.
A fine pipe organ has been installed and
recitals will be given during the week of
—Here's one for the axiomatic editor
who said it might not be news if a dog
bit a man, but it would be if a man bit a
dog. Michael Collins, of Bridgeport, Mont-
gomery county, lived up to that definition
of news literally. In the course of teas-
ing an Airedale at a garage in Bridgeport,
a few days ago, it is said Collins got down
on all fours and sunk his teeth into the
dog's neck. The dog retaliated by biting
Collins on the head and hand. At Mont-
gomery hospital eighteen stitches were re-
quired to close Collins’ wounds, which,
however, are not considered dangerous.
—Lewis Nestor, 52 years old, died on
Saturday night at his home near Car-
michaels, Pa., as the result of being gored
by a bull. Mr. Nestor was gored when he
tried to release the bull from a chain about
its neck which had become caught in a
fence. Nestor was thrown over the fence
by the animal. Neighbors saw the attack
and rushed to the injured man. He was
taken to his home but lived only an hour.
The bull belonged to John G. Bail, who
runs a dairy farm. Nestor was employed
on the farm. He leaves a wife and two
—Looting the safe in the warehouse of
D. E. Brandt, at East Berlin, one night
last week, thieves obtained stocks, bonds
and promissory notes valued at almost
$10,000. In the loot was capital stock of
the Bast Berlin National bank having a
market value in excess of $2,000, and ap-
proximately $5,000 worth of promissory
notes and $18 in the cash register. Iln-
trance to the warehouse was gained
through a rear window. Panes of glass
were broken by the intruders and the
latch released. The robbers apparently
left the place through the window, for it
was pulled down the next morning.
—Michael Dorotsky, 28, a coal miner of
Salemville, Westmoreland county, disap-
pointed because a new arrival in the fam-
ily was a girl instead of a boy, committed
suicide by shooting himself last Thursday
night. Sergeant Andrew Huddock, of the
state police, sent to investigate the case
found Mrs. Dorotsky in bed with her two
days’ old baby. She told the officer that
her husband wanted a son and when the
girl arrived he was greatly disappointed.
She said he abused her when he learned
the child was a girl, and that after drink-
ing heavily Thursday, he barricaded him-
self in a room and fired a bullet into his
—Her husband's objection to his wife