Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 13, 1926, Image 1

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    Dewar iat
- —Didn’t we tell you that “Ma” Fer-
guson would fall back on woman’s
prerogative of changing her mind?
: Miss Ederlie, of New York,
swam the English channel but when
she scores a championship in baking
bread she will have something to
boast about.
—While it has fewer dangerous
curves than any other highway in the
county the Nittany valley road has
taken almost as much toll in fatal ac-
cidents as all the others put together.
—Take this from us. William B.
Wilson will stand a far better chance
of being elected United States Sena-
tor if the other counties of the State
withhold announcement of their vote
until after Philadelphia and Alleghe-
ny counties are reported.
—Dr. Alfred Zimmerman, now lec-
turing in this country, says he saved
Austria by firing eighty-five thousand
needless government officials. An ex-
pert who tried to save the good old
U. S. A, through such an expedient
would find himself out of a job before
he started.
—“Trude” Ederlie is more grist for
Charley Pyle’s mill. What a string
of sucker bait “Red” Grange, Suzanne
Lenglen and “Trude” would make. It
would be a “wow.” Far better than
the Tom shows of two decades ago
that advertised “two little Evas” and
“two Marks the lawyer.”
—Grand old Georges Clemenceau has
written a heart rending letter to
President Coolidge. Old “Father
Victory” can do that sort of thing
very effectively and if we were the
President we would reply to the ef-
fect that we will treat France, in the
debt settlement, just exactly as
France would have treated us should
the shoe have been on the other foot.
- —In a few weeks the campaign is
going to open up and then we're going
to ask the Hon. Holmes where he was
at in the recent unpleasantness in his
own party. You will recall that we
advised him to keep his mouth shut,
but having once declared that he
didn’t need our advice we suppose he
didn’t take it. In fact we know he
didn’t. That’s the reason we're going
to ask him where he was at.
—By way of gratifying the curios-
ity of those who want to nose in to
everything let us tell you that brother
Dorworth, of the Republican, who
managed the Fisher-Pepper campaign |
in Centre county, spent $1123.66. He
subscribed $200.00 of it, Col. Reynolds
subscribed $200.00, Col. Theodore Da-
vis Boal subscribed $200.00 and W. A.
Mellon came across with $500.00. He
reported unpaid bills of $167.23.
—Mrs. John W. Langley has won
the Republican nomination for Con-
gress in her district in Kentucky. Her
husband, you will recall, is the gentle-
man who was impeached dnd sent to
prison for two years for conspiracy to
violate the Prohibition laws while he
was a member of Congress. Mrs.
Langley is running to “vindicate” him,
so she says, but we have our doubts.
What she is after is the office the per-
quisites and the notoriety and unless
‘we miss our guess a manudlin electo-
rate will fall for it.
—Just by way of a gentle reminder
to those who are obsessed with the
idea that they are putting Bellefonte
.on the map let us tell them that Belle-
fonte was the second town in the
United States to have Edison electric
light. And, also, that this paper was
the only instrument courageous
enough to undertake the preservation
of “the big trout” in Spring creek
that the Associated Business Men are
now advertising as one of the three
outstanding attractions in the town.
We invite contradiction of this state-
ment and will be glad to give public-
ity to it.
—We’ve talked with tears in our
eyes, to those who would rush to see
the Sesqui in Philadelphia. We've
advised them that there is nothing to
see and won’t be until September and
October. But if we are to believe our
correspondents hundreds are going
from all parts of the county. How
foolish. Only Tuesday one of the big
concessionaires stated in Judge
Smith’s court in Philadelphia that the
“Gladway is a desert of dirt and mud”
in front of his place and back of it are
two dredges trying to clean things up.
‘That’s a sworn statement of the con-
ditions there. For the last time, let
us advise, if you must go to the Ses-
qui wait until it is ready to pay you
for going.
—Some of these days, when the old
liver is not too torpid and the bean is
working right we are going to make
a digest of local history and dedicate
it to the teachers of our schools with
the hope that they will devote a little
time to explaining to their pupils
something of the history of the town
in which they live. Talk about boost-
ing Bellefonte. Who can boost any-
thing in which he or she hasn’t any
pride? And who can have any pride
in a person or town whose traditions
he knows naught of? Who of our
school teachers know that the first
railroad we had was the one to Snow
Shoe and that it was opened in 1855
and sold to the Pennsylvania in 1881?
And we venture the assertion that not
one of them knows, teacher or pupil,
that the first Pennsylvania railroad
train arived in Bellefonte on a glori-
ously moonlit night on January 1st,
VOl., 71.
E, PA.. AUGUST 13. 1926.
NO. 32.
Politics and Crime in Philadelphia.
In sentencing a convicted bootleg-
ger the other day, Judge Edward O.
Lewis, of Philadelphia, said: “The au-
thorities could reduce crime fifty per
cent. in one week in this city if poli-
ticians would keep away from inter-
fering on behalf of the criminals. I
know,” he added, “that pick-pockets
could not escape punishment as they
do if it were not for politicians pro-
tecting them. Bootleggers and gamb-
lers could not exist as they do, if poli-
ticians did not protect them.
corrupt government that living condi-
tions will be so bad it will be impos-
sible for honest people to survive.”
This is not a rebuke to the politicians
alone. It is an arraignment of the
A good part of the vast majority
given to Vare on the 18th of May in
Philadelphia was purchased; a consid-
erable part was cast by criminals in
payment for protection and the rest
Judge Lewis knows that all forms of
crime are being fostered by the pro-
tective hand which shields them from
punishment when caught. But they
support the machine for the reason
other when help is needed. It is to be
hoped that the admonition set before
them by Judge Lewis will exercise the
effect on their minds it was intended
to have.
The statement of Judge Lewis will
run off the minds of the politicians
“like water from a duck’s back.” It
will have as little impression on the
minds of those who collected slush
funds from bootleggers to buy votes
for Vare. But it ought to produce a
correcting purpose on the minds of
lawyers, business men and clergymen
who, as regular supporters of the ma-
chine, are responsible for the: iniqui-
ties complained of. It is the attitude
of these men that justify the asper-
sion that “Philadelphia is corrupt and
contented.” They know that bad con-
ditions exist.and understand they have
the remedy’ in their hands. But they
fail to fulfill their duty. They neglect
or are afraid to express their protests
at the polls.
——Fisher’s friends make no bones
of their willingness to sacrifice Vare
in the election. Grundy has no inter-
est in legislation at Washington.
The Paramount Issue.
Blossburg, William B. Wilson, Dem-
ocratic nominee for United States
Senator said: “When a comparative-
ly small number of our population,
holding the . balance of power, is
swayed from one side to the other by
money, how are ycu going to deter-
mine what the majority wills. Wheth-
er we are Republicans or Democrats,
Prohibitionists or Laborites, wets or
dries, our first duty to our State is to
see that those parties or those per-
sons who have been guilty of corrupt-
ing the electorate are themselves re-
buked at the polls.” This is the real
issue of the campaign. It “is a con-
dition which threatens the very foun-
dations of Democratic institutions.”
The Republican candidate for Unit-
ed States Senator for Pennsylvania
was nominated by the corrupt manip-
ulation of the ballot in one communi-
ty. He carried only two of the sixty-
seven counties of the State. The Re-
publican candidate for Governor was
nominated by juggling the ballots in a
single city and though he carried a
considerable number of the counties
was defeated. But corporate inter-
ests needed him in the office and by
the profligate use of money the re-
sult was changed three days after the
polls were closed. His implied pledge
to Grundy for tax discrimination
: brought into service funds and influ-
| ences that make for more than ma-
jorities in Republican primaries.
If the system that nominated Vare,
in Philadelphia, and Fisher, in Pitts-
burgh, is permitted to continue rep-
resentative government cannot en-
dure. This is the problem to be solv-
ed in the coming election. In view of
this fact other issues are unimportant.
Some of us favor prohibition and oth-
ers take the opposite view of that sub-
ject and each may enjoy his prefer-
ences and prejudices. But there can
be no two opinions among right mind-
ed men and women upon the evil of
corrupt elections and purchased nomi-
nations. As William B. Wilson says,
that those parties and those persons
who have been guilty of corrupting
the electorate are themselves rebuk-
ed at the polls.”
——If Fisher is defeated Grundy’s
$400,000 will be wasted, but the peo-
ple of the State will gain in even
‘greater ratio.
It is
time to stop it or we will have such a
by citizens who live respectable lives
but are utterly indifferent to the polit- |
ical vices and administrative evils
about them. They know as well as |
that it helps them in one way or an-
In his brief “Wilson Day” speech at
nificant anniversary in the industrial
“our first duty to the State is to see !
Building on a Precarious Foundation. :
Mr. William S. Vare is building
hopes for acquiring a seat in the Sen-
ate on a precarious foundation. First
he assumes that in the event a ma-
jority of votes are cast for him by
fraud or otherwise it will require a
two-thirds vote of the chamber to
expel him. As a matter of fact there
will be no necessity for a vote on the
question of expulsion. Under the
resolution adopted in the Newberry
‘case he will not be seated at all.
Under the provisions of the constitu-
tion which makes each house “the
judge of the election, returns and
' qualification of its own members,” a
majority will control, and opposition
to corrupt practices and profligate ex-
penditures will afford ample reason
‘for keeping Vare out.
But Mr. Vare has another arrow in
his quiver. His friends predict that
the same conditions will arise which
influenced the Senate to admit New-
berry for a brief period. That is they
expect that the margin between the
parties will be so meagre that the vote
of Vare will be necessary to give the
Republicans a majority to organize
. and for that reason the administration
Iwill intervene with such pressure as
. will force the admission of Vare. It
is admitted that Newberry would not
have been allowed to qualify under
other circumstances. In that event it
(would require a two-thirds vote to
get rid of Vare, which would be prac-
tically impossible. At least a third
of the Senators would take orders,
right or wrong.
It is believed in some quarters that
such a situation is possible and the
prompt declaration of Secretary Mel-
lon and Senator Reed in favor of Vare
is in anticipation of it. But the peo-
ple of Pennsylvania are not likely to
join in a conspiracy to foist an unfit
man to represent them in the United
States Senate. It is admitted that
his nomination was procured by fraud.
| The $800,000 squandered in the cam-
paign, the source of which is in part
left to conjecture, is ample proof of
the violation of law, and rather than
take a chance that
might complete a criminal
they will vote for William B. Wilson,
a man whose record is above suspicion
and whose nomination was honestly
——Big Tom Cunningham will
probably tell where he got it the next
time Senator Reed asks him about it.
A few days in jail works wonders.
Wilson Day a Great Event.
“Wilson Day’ ’has long been a sig-
"life of Pennsylvania. Its purpose is
to annually confer honor on a man
who rendered conspicuous service in
a long drawn out effert to adjust dif-
ferences between employers and em-
ployees without the wastes incident
to strikes. William B. Wilson, miner
and representative of the United Mine
Workers, was a resident of Blossburg,
Tioga county, at the time of the great
strike of 1900 and mainly through his
efforts the settlement was accomplish-
ed. In honor of this splendid achieve-
ment “Wilson Day” was created and
annually, except during the world
war, it has been a community celebra-
tion since. Its fixed date is August
| “Wilson Day” this year assumed a
| different form and expressed a dif-
ferent sentiment. The person honored
is the same honest, earnest and help-
ful citizen who pressed reason upon
the minds of mine owners and mine
workers a quarter of a century ago.
But the purpose of his operations have
expanded and “Wilson Day” this year
| became a patriotic as well as an in-
| dustrial celebration and of State-wide
instead of local scope. W. B. Wilson
now represents the integrity of poli-
{tics in a contest between the honest
| People and a political banditry which
‘aims to gain control by fraud. In
| this endeavor Mr. Wilson is supported
| by the best elements in all parties and
' gifted orators from various sections.
Among the speakers who addressed
! the vast crowds assembled at Bloss-
burg, on Wednesday of last week,
were Newton D. Baker, Secretary of
War in the Woodrow Wilson cabinet
during the world war. As associates
in the greatest work in the history of
(the country these public servants
{ know each other and Baker’s tribute
| to Wilson was as generous as it was
| deserved. Another speaker was
Thomas Kennedy, international secre-
| tary-treasurer of the United Mine
| Workers of America. Mr. Kennedy
was associated with William B. Wil-
: son in the early struggles for justice
(in employment and ‘thus both early
and late friends were brought togeth-
ied to certify to the fidelity and effi-
| ciency of a worthy American.
EE —r em —
——Clearly Mr. Insull is a political
novies: He certainly botched his first
party exigencies
Big Tom’s Foolish Falsehood.
ing to defy the Senate committee
rather than reveal the source of his
| $50,000 contribution to the Vare slush
fund. The money, no doubt, was in
part contributed by bootleggers and in
part obtained by levy on the office
holders of Philadelphia. Such a levy
is contrary to law and a candidate ac-
cepting such fund or profiting from it
is disqualified for service in the of-
fice to which he aspires. Contribu-
tions to a campaign fund by bootleg-
gers is so abhorrent that no argument
is needed to condemn it. Decent pub-
lic opinion revolts at the idea and big
Tom’s refusal to tell the truth expos-
es the facts completely.
The salary of Mr. Cunningham is
$8000 a year, not $15000 as erronious-
ly stated last week, in these columns.
The contribution of $50,000 would eat
up this salary for six years and leave
a deficit of $2000. It is not likely
that he saved up his salary for so long
a time for that purpose. The antith-
esis of this is that he collected the
funds when needed. This might have
been done within the law. But if it
had been done within the law there
would have been no reason for con-
cealment and no occasion to defy the
Senate, for in defying the committee
of the Senate the Senate was defied.
It remains to be seen what the penal-
ty will be. Obviously Mr. Cunning-
ham imagines there will be no pen-
alty. t
In any event the situation is exe-
crable. If Mr. Cunningham had told
the truth he might have glossed over
a bad picture with the merit of can-
dor. His attempt at concealment
simply deceived himself. Every rea-
soning mind reached the conclusion
that he was lying and whatever pen-
alty attaches to misrepresentation
was trying to serve. Every man and
woman who votes for Vare under-
stands. that the Cunningham contri-
bution is the tribute of the bootleg-
gers to a candidate of their type. It
expresses the full flower of machine
diseased system that has been de-
bauching the government of Philadel-
phia for many years.
Boys Stealing Pocketbooks.
Several complaints have been made
to the Bellefonte police during the
past few weeks of pocketbooks being
stolen from cars on south Water
street while the occupants of the car
were completely engrossed in looking
at the big trout in Spring creek. Last
week chief of police Dukeman arrest-
ed a boy about twelve or thirteen
years old as one of the culprits and he
finally admitted the theft and return-
ed the money stolen. The police aver
that several cases of boys stealing
money from stores have also been re-
ported and one or more have been
caught and made refund the money.
While it is a deplorable condition to
contemplate, the fault lies principally
with the parents who will permit boys
of ten to twelve years to roam the
streets at will; and unless strenuous
measures are resorted to to break up
their inclination to take what doesn’t
belong to them it will eventually re-
sult in their landing behind the bars
in some penal institution.
——Troop B, of the 52nd machine
gun battalion, of Bellefonte, with the
headquarters troop and Boal troop, of
Boalsburg, will leave early tomorrow
morning for their annual twa weeks’
encampment at Mount Gretna. Prac-
tically all of the equipment with the
exception of the horses will be loaded
———The new electric pump at the
big spring pumping plant has finally
been put in operation, and according
to the registering meters throwing a
little over eleven hundred gallons a
minute. It was guaranteed to throw
one thousand or better.
——Coolidge’s economy tables look
all right if kept separate but are con-
fusing when brought together. In-
creased appropriations to the extent
of nearly half a billion don’t look like
cutting down expenses.
—We’ve worried about the “Afa-
letics” all season and that’s probably
the reason they haven’t a look in for
the American league pennant. Worry
never gets anyone anywhere but the
“bug house.”
In Illinois authorities have
shown a disposition to at least rebuke
those responsible for the election
frauds. In Pennsylvania there has
not been even a protest entered.
——The young woman who operat-
ed a still only for the purpose of pro-
viding her husband with wholesome
hootch revealed proper family spirit
but little respect for law.
It is easy to analyze the reasons |
why big Tom Cunningham was will-
will be visited on the one interest he |
| Some Reactors Found in Herds in
| Spring and Ferguson Townships.
The tuberculin test of the cattle in
i Spring and Ferguson townships, un-
der the State’s modified area plan,
has just been completed with results
(that are exceedingly gratifying. As
was to have been expected some re-
actors were found, but in nearly every
instance the animals that revealed
symptoms of tuberculosis were ones
that the owners had bought out of
herds that were later discovered to
have been generally infected.
In Spring township, where the test
was run by Dr. S. M. Nissley, of this
place, 30 reactors were found among
1124 head examined for 130 owners.
Seven herds were not in the test be-
cause they are already accredited.
Up in Ferguson township 148 herds
were tested by Dr. M. W. Neidigh.
They average 9 head to the herd so
that 1332 animals in all were exam-
ined. In the lot 41 reactors were
Most of the cattle condemned have
been or will be sent to a designated
slaughter house where they will be
killed and the meat subjected to ex-
pert inspection. If it should prove
safe for food the owners will receive
the price of the meat, plus $40 from
the State and $25 from the federal
government, provided such sum shall
not be in excess of 90 per cent of the
appraised value of the animal. Ap-
praisals are made by the owner and
_ inspector before the test, so that if
the meat proves marketable the owner
of an infected animal is, at least,
very reasonably compensated for
| something that he is really’ well off
to be rid of.
Pleasant Gap Woman Resents Taking
Land for New School Building.
In laying out the grounds for the
new school building, at Pleasant Gap,
, the school board has found it neces-
sary to take some land adjoining the
| present lot, and among the owners of
, the lots contiguous to the property is
| Mrs. Anna Zilenski. A portion of: her
lot is. needed to complete the ‘right.
jut ~ the |
proportion of the grounds
owner refused to sell and resented all
efforts of the school board to take the
property under their right of eminent
On Tuesday she guarded her prop-
erty with a loaded gun and dared any
one to trespass upon it. Consequent-
ly a warrant was sworn out for her
arrest on the charge of misbehavior
and making threats. When sheriff
Taylor and deputy Hendershot went
to Pleasant Gap, on Tuesday, to serve
the warant the woman resisted arrest
- and bit both the sheriff and the depu-
ty on the hand. But they finally land-
ed her behind the bars in the Centre
county jail and up to this writing she
has refused to sign a recognizance
| and bond to keep the peace to secure
her release.
Thomas Beaver, H. E. Garbrick,
Frank Beezer, L. F. White and
Boyd Spicher are complainants in a
bill for a temporary injunetion
against the school directors of Spring
township, praying that they be re-
strained from erecting the new con-
solidated school at Pleasant Gap on
the location selected by the board.
August 18 is the date set for argu-
ment before Judge Keller on the pre-
i liminary injunction as to whether it
| should be made permanent. Mean-
| while the work of building will be
held up. A,
——The famous Carey Shoemaker
case from Ferguson township was set-
tled last Saturday, in an opinion hand-
ed down by Judge Keller, who decided
that Mr. Shoemaker had not violated
the hunting law. It will be recalled
that the defendant was a member of a
hunting club which had killed five deer
when he left it and went home. The
next day he joined a gang of day
hunters and killed his deer and on
the same day the hunting club got its
sixth deer. The case was then carried
into court merely as a test case to
determine the rights of hunters.
————— rt ———
——Basil Rowe, an aerialist of In-
diana, who was trailing the regular
mail plane west, on Wednesday, was
compelled to jump from his plane
when over the Woodward Narrows.
His engine developed trouble and to
save his life he took the parachute
way of escaping a crash. His plane
fell among the trees near Hairy
John’s park and is a total wreck. The
pilot landed safely some distance
away and aside from a few scratches,
which were dressed in this place, was
——1In turning around on High St.,
near the bridge, on Wednesday morn-
ing, councilman W. J. Emerick drove
head-on into a car coming onto High
street from south Water street. As
neither car was moving fast the dam-
age was not great.
—Fire early Friday destroyed a $40,000
stock of shovels, belonging to the Stevens
Webb Corporation, shovel manufacturers,
at Tipton, and also the building in which
the shovels were stored, belonging to T.
Larry Eyre, of Chester county.
—Celebrating payday in his accustomed
fashion by going home well saturated with
liquor, Joseph Agnio, 32-year-old steel
worker, Friday night chased his wife and
mother-in-law from their home in Ober-
lin, Dauphin county, and after firing a few
preliminary shots in the air, killed him-
self with a bullet through the temple.
—Because hubby wouldn't talk, she said,
Mrs. Catherine Ostrander, of Altoona, had
him haled into court. She testified that
Arthur Ostrander, the alleged offender,
would go on “silent strikes” for weeks at
a time. She also charged him with deser-
tion, non-support, and incidental misde-
meanor but especially, she told Judge
Thomas J. Baldridge, she couldn't stand
for her husband's silent stretches.
—A burglar who attempted to enter the
home of Thomas Hyde, at Bloomsburg, on
Friday night earned nothing fer his trou-
ble except a possible broken jaw. Hyde
was returning home when he saw the man
trying to enter a cellar door. Without
warning, he jumped on the stranger and
swung to his jaw with such force that the
man crashed against the doer and broke
one of the panels. The man escaped in the
—Although thieves got $2000 worth of
silk after handcuffing Jacob Pallock, night
watchman, to a loom, they overlooked
cases which contained approximately $50,-
000 worth of raw material at the Catasau-
qua plant of the Amalgamated Silk com-
pany early last Friday morning. At the
point of a pistol, Pallock was tied te a
loom while the thieves seized a case of silk
and fled. Three hours later Pallock was
found almost exhausted by employees re-
porting for work.
—Crazed with jealously Frank Aiken, 24
years old, of Van Ormer, Blair county, on
Monday afternoon, shot and instantly
killed Mrs, Verna Beers, 28, just after she
had invited him to ride home in an auto-
mobile in whch she, her 11-year-old son
and Mrs. Myrtle Bates were returnng from
picking choke cherries in the mountains
near Fallen Tmber. Aiken fired two
shots from his 30-30 calibre rifie through
the back of the machine, one of which tore.
away the top of his victim’s head.
—One man was killed and another be-
lieved fatally wounded in a shooting affray
which developed from an argument among
a group of miners over a ball game at
Iselin, a mining town, sixteen miles from
Indiana, on Saturday night. Clarence Fry
was shot three times in the back and was
killed instantly while Thomas McCune wes
taken to the Indiana hospital in a critical
condition from two wounds in the abdo-
men. Authorities started a search for
Casper Morgant, who fled after the shoot-
ing. They charge he fired two shots.
—Among the prized possessions of H. W.
Armstrong, of McEwensville, is a draft on
the United States Postoffice Department
for one cent, which he has guarded care-
fully for 36 years. It bears the signature
of several department officials and was ex-
ecuted with as much care as for a sum
much larger. Mr. Armstrong was the lo-
cal postmaster during the first term of
President Cleveland and when his time ex-
pired in October, 1890, the government
owed him one cent to balance the office
books. In payment of this the draft was
—Hugo Gottschalk, of Yeagertown, has
purchased the stock of the Kishacoquillas
Valley railroad, according to a story now
being circulated by some. of the stoek-
holders, and will electrify the line for pas-
senger service, with a park at Gibbomy’s.
The Kishacoquillas Valley railroad is nine
miles long, running between Reedsville
and Belleville. It was built in 1892, chiefly
by the capital of Amish farmers and was
known for some years as the “Long Hair
and Hook and Eye.” Dr. J. P. Getter, a
local physician, has been general manager
and president. :
—Relatives of Mrs. Margaret Glipple, a
widow, of Altoona, who died suddenly of
pneumonia four months ago; without a
will, while removing her effects from the
home, preparatory to settling the estate,
found approximately $28,000 hidden in an
old carpet sweeper. One of the sisters at-
tempted to use the sweeper, and found
that it would not work properly, and in-
vestigation showed that inside the box
was a package, containing securities, in-
cluding railroad and other stocks, to the
value of $28,000. In addition she owned
the home where she lived and other prop-
—The big cleaning plant and tipple of
the Cherry Tree Coal company, at Emigh
Run, owned and operated by the Peale,
Peacock & Kerr corporation, was totally
destroyed by fire on Friday evening short-
ly after 7 o'clock, the result of having been
struck by lightning during a heavy storm
which passed over that section. The clean-
ing plant and tipple was said to be the
finest in the world, the destruction of
which entails a loss of about $500,000, on
which, of course, there is a partial insur-
ance. As a result of the fire over 550 men
will be thrown out of employment.
—Because she refused to pay school and
poll taxes amounting to $6.82, Mrs. John
Beck, of Morrell, a village near Ephrata, is
in the Lancaster county jail in default of
bail, awaiting a hearing. The arrest was
made on complaint of M. B. Hacker, tax
collector, who declared he was forced to
take such action, explaining that other
residents of the district declared they
would not pay taxes unless he collected
from Mrs. Beck. Several years ago she
was faced with similar charges, and she
defied the tax collector to collect the a&-
sessments. Members of her congregation
came to her rescue and paid the levies.
—Awake but fearful any move might
mean injury, perhaps death, Miss Mary J.
Fox, aged 28, of Mill road, in Audubon,
Montgomery county, feigned sleep as a
burglar calmly ransacked her room, on
Sunday night, stealing three beautiful di-
amond rings, a platinum wrist watch and
a large set of valuable silverware, a fami-
ly heirloom. Miss Iox was aroused at
midnight by the prowling of the burglar,
who she described as a young white man.
She remained perfectly still, even when the
thief cast the rays of a flashlight on her
face several times. After the burglar had
departed, Miss Fox, unable to control her
nerves, threw up the window and scream-
ed and neighbors responded, but found no
trace of the intruder.