Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, December 17, 1926, Image 1

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    Brwaifitn |
—Nobody ever got anywhere with-
cout making a start.
—If loafing is as expensive as it is
supposed to be there must be more
rich people ‘round this community
than some of us have any idea of.
—1If the Doheny payment to Fall
was a simple token of friendship why
didn’t the oil man send a check instead
of the “black satchel ?”
——Banking Commissioner Cam-
eron is assured of his meal ticket for
another four years, and his reappoint-
ment is an encouraging sign.
-——Count Salm is persuaded that
professional tennis is debasing but liv-
ing off a woman is all right. Some
foreign noblemen have queer ideas of
—The Watchman for a year would
brove a very acceptable and inexpen-
sive Christmas present for anyone.
Why don’t you send it to that neigh-
bor who goes to all the trouble of
running over to your house to borrow
yours and usually arrives just when
you want to read it yourself.
—If we are to believe the Williams-
port Sun that city thinks its plea to
have the trans-continental air mail
station taken away from Bellefonte
should be answered by Uncle Sam be-
cause the trains back into this place.
Some of them do, but what of that?
Its a pretty darned good town that’s
so important that a great railroad
company is so determined to get into
it that it will back its passenger trains
for two miles to get there. And it’s a
pretty darned good town that can say
that it’s the best paying point on the
best paying single track road in the
world. And its a properly prideful
town that points to the fact that iis
sons were largely instrumental in
building the road and it didn’t run
them out like Williamsport did Peter
Herdic, the man who laid the founda-
tions on which she is built.
—We have a secret that we're just
bustin’ to tell. Before us lies a letter
from a gentleman whose opinion com-
mands our respect. He is a Republi-
can and in a position of prominence in
a profession peculiarly qualifying to
know what he was writing about
when he jotted down these words: “It
may sound strange for a Republican
to commend you for your editorials on
the tariff, but I will say sincerely that
such a move—tariff elimination--is the
only real relief farmers can ever get.”
We thank the correspondent for the
compliment he pays the Watchman,
but we could have taken so much more
satisfaction from it had he not added
this restriction: “Don’t show this to
my Dad, for he would disown me for
being a traitor to the cause.” And,
knowing the eminent “Dad” as we
do, we believe the son is right.
—Admirers of our new Senator-
elect have organized a Harry B. Scott
marching club to participate in the
parade when Governor-elect Fisher is
inducted into office on January 18.
Delegations are enlisting from all over
the District and the new Senator's
friends are planning to show the State
that when it comes to parading
strength on the streets of Harrisburg
there are others besides the ward
leaders of Philadelphia and Pitts-
ourgh. We note that car fare, music
and regalia is to cost not more than
fifteen dollars per admirer. The re-
galia interests us. In the old days
solitical marching clubs thought them-
selves fittingly dolled up if they had a
:wo-quart lid on the head and a pint
on the hip. Since the latter vestment
1as betome rather hard to procure we
wre wondering what substitute the
Scott marchers will find for it.
—It’s a far ery from the fastnesses
f the Seven mountains to the dairy
yarn owned by Tom Beaver on the
order of Bellefonte. It’s often a very
ong and tortuous route from cause to
ffect. And who would imagine that
he prank or deviltry of some-one with
v gun could nearly jerk the life out of
1 cow thirty miles’ away. That’s just
vhat happened last Saturday evening.
someone shot the insulators off a pole
n the Penn Central power line over
n “Jacks” mountain. That cut Belle-
onte out of electric service except
that the McCoy hydrostatic plant
ere could give. The entire load was
oo heavy for it to carry and it was
ecessary to turn over the ponderous
otary lime kiln of the American
ime and Stone Co., in this place, once
very five minutes, in order to pre-
lude great loss to that industry. The
IcCoy plant turned the kiln, but
hen it was being done lights and
ower went down everywhere else. In
rder to balance this, if possible, John
IcCoy would open his wheel on the
ve minute periods and race his gen-
rator far beyond its safety-load. The
‘heel manipulation being cumbersone
e couldn’t get it closed just as quickly
s he would like to have done after he
ad sent the extra juice through to
rn the kiln. While this process of
on again, off again, Hooligan” was in
rogress Tom Beaver’s dairymen
-arted milking with the electric milk-
1g machine ‘and what an ordeal those
ws went through. Everytime the
in went over the milk flowed as
sual from the cows then the machines
ded up until they jerked the lives
2arly out of the patient herd. It
t so rough on them, in fact, that the
lechanical milkers had to be aban-
A emacrati
VOL. 71.
CEMBER 17. 1926.
NO. 50.
President Coolidge’s Curious Habit.
President Coolidge has the curious
habit of asking “ongress to consider,
upon a non-partisan basis, questions
of legislation which he expects to use
for partisan purposes. For example,
in his annual message to Congress the
other day he said: “I am very strong-
ly of the conviction that this, (the mat-
ter of tax reduction) is so much a
purely business matter that it ought
not to be dealt with in a partisan
spirit. The Congress has already set
the notable example of treating tax
problems without much reference to
party, which might well be continued,”
adding, “I therefore urge both parties
of the House Ways and Means com-
mittee to agree on a bill granting the
temporary relief which I have asked.”
The temporary measure referred to
is a proposition to rebate the income
taxes for last year to the extent of
the surplus reported, which amounts
to something like $300,000,000, in-
stead of applying the surplus to the
public debt. The process involves
continuing the present tax rate an-
other year so as to create another
surplus of equal or greater propor-
tions, to be handed out in the next
Presidential year. Eighty or ninety
per cent, of this rebate would go to
big corporations and wealthy indi-
viduals who have already reimbursed
themselves, and the easy money thus
acquired would greatly increase the
generosity of campaign contributors.
The trifling proportion of the rebate
which would go to wage earners might
be regarded as non-partisan.
The question of taxation is essen-
tially partisan. Men of all parties
and of no parties are required to pay
taxes, but the form of the levy is a
question upon which the two great
parties have differed from the begin-
ning of the government. The Demo-
cratic party adopted the graduated
system of levying income tax for the
purpose of adjusting the burden as
nearly according to the ability to pay
as possible. In fact the income tax
is a Democratic measure and had its
inception in the same thought. The
present purpose of the Democrats in
Congress is to decrease the income tax
rate on all classes of tax payers ard’
limit the collection to an amount which
will meet the expenses of government
and make no surplus.
Secretary of the Treasury Mel-
lon may have owned lots of whiskey at
one time or another but the law en-
forcement folk have no cause of com-
plaint against him now.
First Practical Step. i
The first practical step to prevent
Mr. William S. Vare’s tainted certif- |
icate of election from reaching the |
bar of the Senate was taken last week |
when Senator Dill, of Washington |
State, introduced a resolution provid- |
ing, “that the Senate hereby declare |
the said William S. Vare disqualified |
as a Senator-elect from the State of
Pennsylvania to present to the Senate |
or to have presented to the Senate for |
him, credentials of his election to the |
Senate from the State of Pennsylva- |
nia as a result of the primary election i
held May 18th, 1926, and the election |
held November 2nd, 1926, and the Sen- |
ate hereby directs the officers of the
Senate to refuse to receive said cre- |
The nomination of Vare was obtain-
ed by the corrupt use of money unlaw-
fully acquired. His election was the |
result of fraudulent votes and false
returns. Both of these things are for- |
bidden by law and punishable by |
penalities. The Senate Slush Fund
committee exposed an expenditure of
$800,000 to nominate Vare. It sub- |
stantially proved that this vast sum ;
of money was contributed by persons |
engaged in criminal operations under |
promise, expressed or implied, that |
they would be protected in their un- :
lawful commerce. ‘The corrupt voting |
and fraudulent returns of the general
election were encouraged by the candi-
date as well as the party managers
and the crimes are shared by them.
The United States Senate is “the
judge of the elections, returns and
qualifications of it§ own members.”
It ought not to be egough that a Sena-
tor-elect is thirty Pan old, has been a
citizen of the United States nine years
and is a resident of the State for
which he has been chosen. He ought to
be obliged to show that he was honest-
ly elected and is a man of good char-
acter. The people ought not to be
allowed to think that the laws of the
land are made by criminals, and if
men who are elected by fraud after
of tainted money are allowed to
qualify as United States Senators,
there will be no way to escape the im-
pression of evil influence.
EE ——
——Germany hag finally “signed
up” in the World Court. But we
still have Turkey, Russia and Mexico
with us on the outside,
official favors was exhausted his in-
'ly supports the attitude of the home
, but not mercenary, to ask the Presi-
being nominated by the corrupt use
Governor Fisher’s Opportunity.
If Governor Pinchot had earnestly
urged ballot reform legislation dur-
ing the first sesson of the General
Assembly after his inauguration ha
would have found the Senators and
Representatives cordially responsive
to his wishes. He was familar with
the need of such legislation.
He knew that his majorities in
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh had been
greatly augmented by fraudulent
votes which, though not needed for his
election, served as a stain upon his
title. He was requested by real
friends in his own party and by un-
selfish voters of other parties to adopt
that reform as a dominant issue of
his administration. But for reasons
as yet unexplained, he refrained for
the time being.
Governor Pinchot believes in honest
elections. Every act of his adminis-
tration within the last two years is
evidence of that fact. In the begin-
ning he may have been inclined to
leniency toward ballot thieves for the
reason that they imagined they were
helping him by fraudulent voting. He
may have hoped to annex them to
moral forces by acquiring leadership
of his party machine. But if he had
such expectatons they were sadly dis-
appointed. As soon as his store of
fluence in the party ended and he was
discarded as a political outcast. His
really sincere efforts for ballot reform
within the last year dissolved into
wasted energy.
Governor-elect John S. Fisher may
profit by Governor Pinchot’s neglect-
ed opportunities first and subsequent
failure. He didn’t need the thousands
of fraudulent votes that were cast for
him in the recent election. It might
be safe to say that few, if any, of
them were intended to help him. But
they make a record which stands as an
aspersion against the integrity of his
title, notwithstanding his vast major-
ity. When the General Assembly
meets in Harrisburg, next month, Mr.
Fisher will have a chance to command
ballot reform legislation, and if he
avails himself of the opportunity the
reproach that has attached itself to
Pennsylvania may be stricken from
the public memory.
——Secretary Kellog’s correspond-
ence with Mexico hasn’t frightened
the Senate down there. It unanimous-
Spoons to Bellefonte D. A. R.
Both the November and December
meetings of the Bellefonte chapter, D.
A. R. were held in Bellefonte; the No-
vember on the evening of the fourth of
last month at the home of Mrs. Frank
McCoy; the December, the evening of
the second, at the Brockerhoff house,
where Mrs. Harry Clay Valentine,
Mrs. William Gray, Miss Elizabeth
Dorsey Green, Mrs. Foster L. Rich-
ards, Mrs. John Gray Love were hds-
The November, thirty seven mem-
bers from State College and Belle-
fonte answered the roll call. Decem-
ber second there were over fifty pres-
ent. In December there were reports
of the State meeting at Uniontown by
Mrs, Edwin Erle Sparks and Mrs. Wil-
liam Frear, the latter the recently ap-
pointed State chairman of the student
loan fund committee.
As the loaning of money to worthy
students is one of the most gratifying
pieces of the Society’s constructive
program the Bellefonte chapter is
proud to have its regent at the head of
the State committee working for this
object and, at its December meeting,
was happy to find its treasury in re-
ceipt of two substantial gifts from in-
dividual members toward the Chap-
ter’s student loan fund. From Mrs. A.
O. Furst, the Bellefonte chapter's first
regent, whose name its student loan
fund is to bear, came a gift of twenty-
five dollars ($25.00,) from Mrs. N. B.
Spangler five dollars ($5.00,) these
two, together with the twenty-five dol-
lars voted from the treasury and some
smaller gifts of one dollar each, ag-
gregated already a fair amount of as-
sistance for some struggling Pennsyl-
vania State College student for one
year, at least.
The program of the last Thursday
evening meeting had an instructive
and entertaining variety. A reading
of the revised code jogged our memo-
ries ¢oncerning flag laws, a reading of
“What the Daughters Do” made us
glad we have a part in an organiza-
tion seeking not only to preserve the
memory of heroes and their heroic
déeds concerned in our nation’s build-
ing, but to aid in the constructive
tasks belonging to the present day.
The D. A. R. do philanthropic, educa-
tional and patriotic work, and it must
be done in an enlisting way for their
membership during the past year has
increased at the rate of one thousand
(1000) per month. Anticipating the
immigrants’ needs they meet him at
The Fall-Doheny Trial,
The trial in Washington of Albert |
B. Fall, former Secretary of the In-
terior, and Edward L. Doheny for con-
spiracy in the California oil. lease, is
making slow progress and is likely to
end in the Scotch verdict of “guilty
but not proven.” The most important
witness thus far heard was former
Secretary of the Navy Denby. During
the period of his service in the Navy
Department Denby was known as a
“stupid,” and his testimony in the
trial justified the epithet. He volun-
teered to take upon himself both the
responsibility and the blame for a
transaction which Mr. Doheny declar-
ed at the time would yield him a profit
of one hundred million dollars.
The lands had been set aside by Act
of Congress as a reserve to supply the
navy with oil fuel. Mr. Doheny, as an
expert oil producer, coveted the
property. Secretary of the Interior
Fall, as an impecunious rancher, need-
ed money to increase his acreage. The
control of the oil property was vested
in the Secretary of the Navy. Some-
body induced Denby, who was stupid
dent to issue an order, in violation of |!
law, to shift the control to the De-,
partment of the Interior. Doheny
sent $100,000 in a black satchel to Fall
and a few days later a lease giving
Doheny authority to drain the terri-
tory of all its oil was signed.
The defense has set up an imagi-
nary war scare in which Doheny was
to rescue the country from impending
disaster. The $100,000 in the black
bag is said to have been simply an ex-
pression of affection for an old friend
who imagined he was in need of more
ranch territory. The dupes in the
transaction seem to have been Presi-
dent Harding, Denby and the American
people. Denby may have believed the
story of an impending war with J apan
and the President may have acted
without thought. But Fall and Doheny
knew what was going on and if they
escape the just penalty of their con-
spiracy to rob the government it will
mark a miscarriage of justice.
————— i —————————
——Vare says he is willing to have
the Philadelphia elections investigat-
ed. Maybe he imagines the ballot
boxes have already been fixed.
——Anyway it is gratifying to be
able to hope that the Ormiston-Me-
Pherson scandal has been taken out of
Pennsylvania for good.
i tea—""!
| Ellis Island, they teach his children,
they assist educational institutions,
they distribute copies of the Consti-
tution of the United States, encourage
conservation and thrift, expend large
sums to preserve historic spots and
mark graves.
In view of all this pride might have
become over-weening the humorous
address of Madame Ponafidine, (a
school-mate of Mrs. Harry Keller,
daughter of a Presbyterian mission-
ary who for years was head of the
mission in Urumia, West Persia, and
wife of the late Prince Ponafidine, of
Russia, who was in the diplomatic
service before the rise of the Bolshe-
viks) let us see ourselves as, at least
some others, see us. She told of one
Persian’s description of America’s
geographical location—in London, or
on some island, his picture of our
Revolutionary struggle, of our Boston
Tea Party,as in convivial attitude with
tea cups poised in air, with the child’s
hauteur, we cast the cups into the sea
declaring “We would drink no more
Had we been permitted the
unrestrained spontaneity the Persian
attributed to those inhabitants of
i “some island,” “More! more!” would
have ‘importuned the too early close !
of Madame Ponafidine’s story—even |
had we known of the more good things |
to follow. l
In order that we might picture the |
more vividly the lives of our Southern |
Mountaineers, a sale of whose hand- |
work we had just visited in a room
adjoining the Brockerhoff house din- |
ing-room, Mrs. W. G. Chambers, of
State College, read, most delightfully,
extracts from “The Quare Woman”
by Lucy Furman, (the story was re-
cently published in The Atlantic
Monthly) portraying, with pathos and
humour, life in those isolated regions
where even to suggest that the women
folks should not milk the cows was to
be turning the course of nature! to be
voicing a thought not to be entertain-
ed in a sane brain!
Before adjournment at both meet-
ings examples of culinary art were set
forth and enjoyed—but the silver
spoons which formed part of a
gift made to the chapter before her
departure for a winter in California
by Miss Mary McQuistion were not
used! This gift, from an esteemed
member, of several valuable historical
works and silver spoons made from
knee and shoe buckles of one of her
Revolutionary ancestors will be care-
fully cherished among the Chapter’s
"are other counties
. other.
rT —
| Miss McQuistion Presents Historic | Universal Interest in This Question.
{ From the Pittsburgh Post. y
| Despite that there is traffic ‘con-
| fusion in the State over the multiplic-
‘ity of local laws applying to the sub-
ject, every autoist knows considerable
of the question—has to know how to
get through. With this universal
and intimate interest, there should be
no difficulty in getting the coming
Legislature to do what it can for un-
iformity in regulation. Practically
every member of the Legislature is
himself or herself a user of the auto-
mobile and naturally a sharer in the
desire to improve traffic conditions.
This universality of interest in the
subject was shown in the recent con-
ference in Harrisburg of mayors, po-
lice and other officers of cities, bor-
oughs and townships of the State, as-
sembled on the initiative of the Penn-
sylvania Motor Federation, to take
steps for uniform regulation of traffic.
Practically every city in the State and
a number of the boroughs and town-
ships were represented. A committee
appointed to draft a bill for presenta-
tion to the Legislature “to make uni-
form and standardize the regulation
of vehicular traffic” includes among its
membership, in addition to mayors or
traffic officers of the cities, the presi-
dent of the Pennsylvania Association
of Boroughs and the president of the
State Association of Township Super-
visors. The secretary of highways,
registrar of motor vehicles and the
head of the State Motor Patrol also
are included in the committee.
With the desirability of uniform
regulation general, and with the de-
mand for it in the interest of safety
as well as convenience, there should
be no doubt about securing suitable
action from the coming session. There
is the ideal condition for obtaining it
—public opinion unitedly and actively
for it, and with such vigorous leader-
ship as that afforded by the State Mo-
tor Federation. Even so, a reasonable
length of time will have tobe taken
'to arrive at the best in the shaping of
the legislation. 2
Meanwhile the procedure in getting
the movement started furnishes a
most practical example for those try-
ing to secure favorable action on oth-
er desirable measures.
re —— es ————————
One Half of One Per Cent.
Krom the Philadelphia Inquirer. ay.
| Bills by the hundred have been
week. These hundreds are added to
the 12,000 already cluttering up the
pigeon holes of the various committee
rooms. There isn’t a chance for them,
with possibly one or two bare excep-
tions, and that’s a blessing. For if
the 12,000 left-overs were spread out
before you and you had power to deal
with the batch, how many do you sup-
bose you would find worthy of pas-
Would you say 10 per cent.? Too
many. Five? Four? Three? Two?
One? Even one per cent. no doubt
would include a lot of legislation
! which the country is better off with-
rout. And the new proposals, what of
these? They cover about every phases
of national life. Some are extremely
foolish. Some are impracticable.
Most are lacking merit of any kind.
| With the exception of the measures
‘carrying the departmental appropria-
tions, regulating radio and reducing
taxations, we dare say that the Vol.
| stead standard of one-half of one per
i cent. would be more than sufficient to
{cover the offerings either made or
‘about to be by Senators and Repre-
. sentatives that might by any stretch
of the imagination be deemed im-
+ There is one thing about these piled-
(up proposed enactments. They are
perfectly harmless as long as they lie
‘dormant. And on March 4 next, with
: the expiration of the Sixty-ninth Con-
gress, they will be swept into the
i waste baskets. However, that does
{ not mean that they cannot be salvaged
; and reintroduced all over again in the
' Seventieth.
Good Work Suggested for Governor-
elect Fisher to Undertake.
From the Clearfield Republican.
There are counties in Pennsylvania
where constables of boroughs and
townships collect the taxes. There
where the County
Treasurer collects and there are stiil
others where the School Board names
one man, Borough Council another and
the County Commissioners still an-
Many counties are operating
under special acts passed before the
Constitution of 1873 was adopted.
These conditions only add to the many
other good and sound reasons for com-
plete readjustment of our tax levying
and collecting laws. Governor Fisher
is expected to direct the attention of
the incoming Legislature to these ab-
surdities and ask that curative meas-
ures be introduced and passed as soon
as possible.
into Congress during the
—John Bradley, aged watchman at the
Alaska colliery, Shamokin, was held up
and robbed of his pay of 3 :
—Thirty-six silver grey foxes, valued at
$60,000, have been purchased from a farm
in New York State and removed to Rimers-
burg, Clarion county, where a new fur
farm has just been started.
—Mrs. Fred McCormick, aged 20, and her
16-months-old son, Russell McCormick,
were both severely burned about their
heads and faces when an accumulation of
gas in the heating stove exploded at their
home in Newton Hamilton.
—A nervy thief is believed to be at large
in the western part of the State. He
entered the home of Michael Joseph in
Monessen in daylight and stole the kitchen
sink, wash stand, water pipes and spigots.
He tried to steal the bathtub but couldn t
get it out of the door.
——Pain and suffering caused when she
slipped on a rotten apple, after being
ordered to leave the yard of George W.
Foster, a neighbor, brought Mrs, Eliza
Smith, elderly resident of Franklin, a ver-
dict of $1750 on Friday. After a legal bat-
tle of three days, the case went to the jury
at 1 o'clock and a verdict followed ninety
minutes later.” Mrs. Smith’s wrist was
—When his truck was hit by a Reading
company express at Berne station Monday
night, P. E. Naftzinger, postmaster and
merchant at Berne, took a 200-foot ride on
the cowcatcher of the engine amid the
ruins of his truck. He was practically
unharmed, although much shaken. Four
crates of chickens in the truck and the
vehicle itself were smashed. Fog caused
the accident.
—Because George McCall, 19, of Altoona,
didn’t know a 30-30 rifle was loaded, Mrs.
Arthur Nelson, 28, mother of two small
children, is without her left arm. McCall
was a visitor at the Nelson home, near
Bellwood, and was cleaning the rifle while
Mrs. Nelson was preparing supper. The
Weapon was accidentally discharged, the
ball shattering the bone in her arm. An-
putation was necessary.
—When he fell down the stairs at the
home of his daughter early last Friday,
Samuel Copenrafer, of York, Pa, aged 91,
strangled to death. It had been his cus-
tom to sleep without removing his collar
and necktie. Coroner L. U. Zech says that
the collar strangled the aged man after
he tumbled to the foot of the stairs. He
was going from one room to another and
missed his footing while passing the stair-
—Joseph O’Brien, 21, and Robert Sim-
mons, 20, both of Patton, convicted of
second degree murder, growing out of the
death of Mary Elizabeth Bogan, eighteen-
year-old Patton girl, while on a “joy ride,”
were sentenced in court at ‘Ebensburg, on”
‘Monday, O’Brien being sentenced by Judge
John BE. Evans to serve not less than ten
nor more than twenty years in the western
penitentiary. Simmons, stepbrother of the
slain girl, was sentenced to serve not less
than four nor more than eight years in the
western penitentiary. TP
--Millions of dellars in damages are
being asked in libel suits which are now
being prepared on behalf of ‘General
Charles Miller, eighty-four-year-old Frank-
Hn eapitalist, who recently settled a di-
hvorce setion brought against him ‘by ‘Mrs.
Emma Miller. The suits are against a
number of news and picture syndicates
and newspapers in the eastern States and
aggregate vast sums. They are based on
the linking of the General's name with that
of Alyce McCormick, former Follies girl
and Nebraska beauty.
—A Farley, aged 25, soldier of fortune
who had been entrusted with payrolls
often containing $50,000, pleaded guilty be-
fore Judge James I. Brownson in court at
Washington, Pa., on Tuesday, to a charge
of stealing chickens. “I am unable to éx-
plain why I stole chickens,” said Farley.
“I have served in the United States Marines
and helped to guard payrolls of vast sums
of money and never thought of taking
anything.” ‘He apparently won the good
will of the court and was paroled for four
months, during which time he must pay
$162.27. 1
—Sometime during Sunday night bur-
glars broke into the W. J. Wallace meat
market, in Milton, and made a get-a-way
with the majority of the meats in the shop,
besides a large quantity of canned goods
and groceries. A full inventory of the
missing stock showed that a large number
of hams, bacon, a dressed hog and a hind
quarter of beef were taken. The front door
of the shop was broken in and no one dis-
covered the theft until Monday morning
about 6 o'clock, when the shop was opened
for the day’s business, and the owner
found little meat left.
—Although he lay in the snow for more
than an hour with the bone and artery
in his right leg just above the ankle shat-
tered by a charge of shot, George Craw-
ford, 55, of Cleveland township, Columbia
county, suffered little from loss of blood in
what physicians say is one of the most
peculiar accidents in their experience.
The wound was so jagged that a clot of
blood quickly formed in the artery, and
only about four ounces of blood were lost.
Crawford was hunting foxes on Little
Mountain with his son and as he stooped
to pick up a fox he had killed, his shot
gun fell and discharged.
—Investigation by Pennsylvania railroad
officials have disclosed that Reuben RE.
Crum, Harrisburg, engineer of the Red
Arrow express, met death last Friday
night when his head struck a freight car
on an adjoining track from the Altoona
station. Conductor Frank T. Hess, of Har-
risburg, brought the train to a stop by
pulling the emergency brake cord when it
failed to stop at the station. Railroad
officials advanced the opinion that Crum
was leaning out of the cab, looking back-
wards, perhaps to verify signals just
passed when his head struck the freight
car. His skull was fractured.
——Mae Hergert, of Wilkes-Barre, has filed
a libel in divorce against her husband,
Henry K. Hergert, of Nuangola, on the
——There’s nearly always “a fly in
the ointment.” General Dawes will re- |
member that Roosevelt had a Nobel
prize in his pocket when he was de- |
i feated for President.
—————— i ——
——Vare was a guest at the Presi- |
dential reception recently for the first
time in his life, which indicates the
moral support of the administration in :
his political troubles. !
| ground of cruel treatment.
The couple
were married on February 23, 1926, and
lived together four months. "During that
time she alleges Hergert kept his goats in
the bedroom on cold nights to keep them
warm. She said the family never had
meat, but lived on goat's milk, bran and
stale bread. During the time ‘they lived to-
gether she declared the only thing he
bought for her was a pair of slippers,
though he did allow her to trade a Rhode
Island red rooster for a house dress val
uéd at $1.25." The wife was 10 and the
husband 42 at the time of their marriage.