Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 24, 1927, Image 1

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    Beware fam
—Commander Richard E. seems
to be the kind of a Byrd who won't fly
in the face of Providence.
—On Wednesday we became con-
vinced that summer is here. We saw
the first parasol being carried on the
——The young clergyman who
preached his first sermon before the
President may be said to have “begun
at the top.”
——Some of the midwestern world
war veterans want information as to
the conduct of two Chicago “disabled
veteran” hospitals.”
—Why all this discussion as to
President Coolidge’s being a bait
fisherman. He is just the kind of a
person who would fish that way and,
besides, he has plenty of fellows who
are anxious to cut the bait for him.
—The modern household is gradu-
ally becoming electrified. Everyday
some other new device that consumes
juice has to be installed and every
month the head of the family also be-
comes electrified when he gets the bill
for it all.
—It is not often that a three days
old infant breaks into the column, but
the advent of one, Charles McCurdy
Denithorne, prompts us to prophecy.
Unless we miss our guess we are des-
tined to see a great banker, who is its
great uncle, turning handsprings all
over the community.
—Talking about subtle slams, we
got one the other day. A merchant to
whom we often go for meat when we
contemplate a visit to our favorite
trout stream inquired, last Saturday,
‘as he was filling our order for enough
ham “for supper for two.” “Don’t you
ever have fish when you go to your
fishing camp?”
—An effort is being made to inter-
est Bellefonte in birth control. A
lecture on the subject was delivered
here Wednesday. Not having been
invited to attend we are not prepared
to say just what the lady’s ideas are,
but we are right here to say that
whatever they are nobody but those
who have no use for them will pay
any attention to them.
—That young Norwegian minister-
ial student who had a President of
the United States in the congregation
that heard his first sermon might
never get very far in the ministry.
If he doesn’t it won’t be because that
service at Hermosa, South Dakota,
last Sunday hasn’t been used to the
limit as a vehicle to carry him along,
on his ecclesiastical journey.
—Having acquired a coat of tan it
is reported that Jack Dempsey is now
ready to fight his way back to the
throne from which Gene Tunney top--
pled . him last September. Demp-
‘sey has about as much chance of win-
ning back the heavy-weight cham-
pionship as we would have. It’s the
coin he’s after and his manager
knows that the middle name of nearly
every fight fan is Sucker.
—The tripartite naval conference
that is going on at Geneva is for the
purpose of reducing the naval arma-
ment of the United States, England
and Japan. A great ado is being
made of its pacific purpose. That's
for the “gudgeons.” The rest of us
have a suspicion that it is merely a
plan to scrap a lot of perfectly good
ships so that the builders can start
right in at laying down a lot of new
—Now is the time to swat the fly.
Kill the every poppa fly you see and
save yourself the annoyance of hav-
ing millions of his progeny pestering
you when the sticky August days
come. Incidentally, why not have a
lecture on birth control for the flies.
They need it more than Bellefonters
do. The human population of this
place hasn’t increased a thousand in
the past two decades and the flies
run up a couple of billion in two
—We had business at an establish-
ment along Race street, Wednesday
morning. It was business that re-
quired the services of the boss. Right
in the midst of our job he dropped it
like a hot cake, flew to a window from
which we had noticed a fishing rod
projected and, for a moment, acted
like he was welcoming Lindbergh to
our city. Then he calmed down and
proceeded to haul in a fourteen inch
sucker. The night before we had
driven thirty-six miles to catch three
little trout. That evening we drove
six more and didn’t get a thing. We
have windows just as piscatorially
opportune as those of the gentleman
who fishes from his but we’re always
running miles away for things that
are lying right at our own door.
—-The position of H. E. Holzworth,
candidate for nomination on the Re-
publican ticket for County Treasurer,
is giving the lawyers food for
thought. Mr. Holzworth is now a
County Commissioner and according
to-an Act of Assembly in 1841, which
has never been repealed, “no County
Commissioner is eligible to election
as County Treasurer until the expira-
tion of one year next after the term
for which they shall have been elect-
ed.” You will note that the quotation
from the Act of 1841 says: “shall have
been elected.” Mr. Holzworth was
not elected to the office of County
Commissioner. He was appointed by
the late Judge Keller, so that his eli-
gibility to the office of County Treas-
urer is probably dependent entirely
on what interpretation the courts
would put on that word “elected.”
VOL. 72.
NO. 25.
Kentucky Court Poinis the Way.
The Court of Appeals sitting in
Frankford, Kentucky, in a contested
election case, pointed the way for the
United States Senate to dispose of the
claim of William S. Vare, of Phila-
delphia, for a seat in that so-called
august body. The court declared that
“no election had been held in Louis-
ville and Jefferson county in Novem-
ber, 1925,” for the reason that “fraud
and conspiracy made the proceedings
gone through, invalid.” In that elec-
tion the Republican candidates for
municipal offices in Louisville and the
county offices in Jefferson county
were declared elected. A contest was
entered by the Democratic candidates
which has dragged through the low-
er and appellate courts until a final
decree was made June 14.
In the course of the investigation
the Republican respondents admitted
that frauds had been perpetrated but
not to a sufficient extent to change
the result as declared by the return-
ing boards. In answer to this aver-
ment the Court of Appeals declared
that “no election was held because of
evidence of hiring and paying impos-
tors to cast illegal votes, acts of vio-
lence and intimidation and the carry-
ing out in part, at least, of a scheme
concerted by an inner circle of prac-
tical men in the Republican organi-
zation to get into the ballot boxes a
sufficient number of false Republican
ballots to insure seating of the Re-
publican candidates, no matter what
might be the result of the ballots law-
fully cast.”
This is precisely what the Vare ma-
chine and the Republican organization
did in Pennsylvania in the Senatorial
election of 1926. Impostors were hired
and paid to “cast illegal votes” for
Vare and the other candidates of that
party, acts of violence and intimida-
tion were committed and to make the
analogy complete the practical men
who directed the corrupt operations
have admitted that fraudulent votes
were cast “but not in sufficient num-
ber to overcome the majority return-
ed for Mr. Vare.” In the Kentucky
case the election was declared null
and void, but that is only partial con-
solation for: the candidates really
elected and*eounted out. In the Vare
case it is hoped the contestant will be
——FEven if radio d' :s stimulate
the growth of vegetation it will not
likely be claimed that the carrots and
cabbages are entranced by the voices
of the announcers.
en ———— er ——————..
Rivalry in Honoring Lindbergh.
There seems to have developed a
tense effort on the part of several
cities to excell in bestowing honors
on Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh. His
reception in the city of Paris, it may
be assumed, was spontaneous because
it was hardly expected that other
cities which he intended to visit in
Europe would show equal enthu-
siasm, and the Paris ovation was a
whole-hearted appreciation of his
achievement. But the city of Brus-
sels, Belgium, revealed equal emotion
and that of London expressed even
with greater zeal the value of his
achievement and the merits of his
personality. Then it was announced
that New York would “break the
record” when he landed there on his
home coming journey.
It was at this stage of the proceed-
ings that the spirit of rivalry was
aroused. Bascom Slemp, of Virginia,
who reads politics in the stars, con-
ceived the idea that his party might
gain advantage by having the first
reception of the hero in the National
capital and under the auspices of the
administration. An invitation was
cabled to the Colonel which, of course,
he accepted because it was in the
name of the President.
and Postmaster General New assum-
ed control of the enterprise and tried
to convert it into a party affair with
the result that it became mechanical
instead of emotional.
that New York might do later.
In pursuance of this plan the post-
master in every city in the country
was urged in a form letter to invite
every man and woman of social or
commercial importance to go to
Washington and participate in the
demonstration or send a letter of con-
gratulation to the hero of the aerial
mail. The effect was not disappointing.
Thousands of men and women went to
Washington and other thousands sent
the letters. But even at that the New
York reception far surpassed that of
Washington. In fact Colonel Lind-
bergh estimated
those of Paris, Brussels, London and
Washington put together. That at
St. Louis, which was the real home-
coming, was necessarily less in size
but not in enthusiasm.
eee semi
——Commander Byrd tempers his
courage with caution. In other words
he “looks before he leaps.”
| Heartening News from Philadelphia.
The promise of a reorganized and
rejuvenated Democratic party in
Philadelphia is welcome as well as
Judge Gary’s Great Power.
Judge Elbert H. Gary, chairman of
the board of the United States Steel
Corporation, is a marvelous magician.
D. A. R. End Year's Work at May
Already over a month of the sum-
mer recess of the Bellefonte chapter
heartening to the voters of that po-
litical faith throughout the State.
There have been before him sorcerers,
necromancers and conjurers who have
Many leading Democrats of the city | amused millions and fooled a vast
are co-operating in a movement “to | number of people by tricks and de-
place before the Democratic voters at | vices which seemed to be a result of
the September primaries candidates | Supernatural forces. In this harm-
who have a broad and genuine inter- less and entertaining procedure the
est in the welfare of the city and late Houdini was the acknowledged
party.” Beginning with the office of A master, though there were many oth-
Mr. Slemp |
The object of |
their endeavors was to beat anything !
it as greater than |
Mayor capable and fit men will be
named for every office to be filled at
the ensuing election, including council-
men and magistrates. In recent years
no effort has been made to elect any
city or county officers other than
those which have minority represen-
If the
Democratic voters were limited to the
nomination of candidates it would
have little meaning in the minds of
Democratic voters outside the city.
But they have in mind something
much better. They intend to organ-
ize in each of the forty-eight wards a
strong force to canvas with the view
of increasing the registry and thus
bring to the polls on election day the
full strength of the party. In addi-
tion to that splendid achievement
they will so zealously and efficiently
guard the polls that a correct count
and honest return of the votes will be
practically certain. That may not re-
sult in the election of their candidates
100,000 votes. Now there are less
than 25,000 registered Democratic
voters in the city, and a considerable
Democrats in order to qualify for the
minority offices and thus the better
serve the corrupt Republican machine.
It is not possible or even probable
that in the face of the increased popu-
| lation of the city the Democratic
strength has dwindled to the meager
proportion expressed in the registry.
The fact is that thousands of Demo-
cratic voters, having given up hope,
neglect to register and thus lose their
right to vote. The new organization
may remedy that. :
St —— A S——————————.
——1It is encouraging to learn that
will not result in war.
many people could summon up suffi-
cient fortitude to view with com-
placency a good, hard knock on the
Soviet government.
The Voting Machine Amendment.
The proposed organization for the
purpose of improving the electoral
system of the State is entirely justi-
fied in making the adoption of a con-
stitutional amendment for optional
voting machines in Pennsylvania
part of its purpose. “Half a loaf is
mental law is “a step in the right di-
rection,” for wherever the voting ma-
chines are used honest elections will
be had. But it would be unwise to
place too much dependence on this ex-
pedient as a specific for our political
ailments. That is, it will give no as-
surance of honest elections of State-
wide candidates. Districts without
The resolution to be voted on at the
election of 1928 provides for voting
machines only in districts where the
majority of the voters want them.
The result is likely to be that they will
be asked for only in election districts
where they are not needed as a pro-
tection against fraud. A proposition
to adopt voting machines in Philadel-
phia and Pittsburgh would have about
the same chance of success as a snow
ment contemplated in the resolution
of Senator Davis, of Scranton, would
have accamplished the desired result
and the one we will vote on next year
was adopted for the reason that it
will not.
The Davis resolution provided for
compulsory use of the machines and
if it had been adopted the elections
in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh would
have been as honest and the returns
as fair as in any district in Centre
county, and everybody knows that all
or nearly all Centre county electior.s
| are fairly conducted and honestly re-
| turned. But the pending amendment
ought to be adopted, notwithstanding
| its deliquencies. For a time its ad-
| vantages will not be realized but in
| the end the decrease in the expense of
| elections, the expedition in returns
and the convenience in voting may
| force even those opposed to honest
elections to ask for the machines.
| ——H. L. Menckin, famous New
| York “Columnist,” is willing to have
Mr. Coolidge declared King. Obvi-
{ ously Mr. Menckin is not very partic-
' ular about such things.
but it will secure better government. .
Nearly half a century ago the Dem-
ocrats of Philadelphia polled about
‘widely separated cause and effect re-
number of them are registered as
‘ers who served the purpose of the
art, if it may be so called, which was
to amuse the patrons and raake mon-
ey for the operator. Judge Gary is
not in this class, however. He does
wonderful things but not with the aid
of supernatural forces or occult agen-
purpose of these militant | For example, the other day in his
New York office and in the presence |
of an audience which had no thought
of amusement, Judge Gary “waved
his hand over a glass sphere on his
desk” and by that simple gesture set
in motion the vast body of machinery !
in the great steel plant of the corpor-
ation at Homestead, near Pittsburgh, !
several hundred miles away. As the ;
judge waved his ‘hand over the glass
sphere, current was passed by tele- |
graph line to Newark, New Jersey,
by short wave radio to Pittsburgh
and through a telegraph line to Home-
stead where it closed a switch, thus
starting the steel mill in operation.
It may be worthwhile te mention that |
the glass sphere on Judge Gary’s desk
was lined with. silver.
The public is informed, through the
newspapers, “that this amazing and
sulted from an ingenious electrical
circuit devised by the Westinghouse
engineers.” This fact detracts from
Judge Gary in some measure the
glory of achievement. But the judge !
doesn’t need the support of even so
marvelous an accomplishment to prove
his superiority to all rivals as a
D. A. R. has passed. The members
can rest on the oars of past accom-
plishment and look forward with
pleasure, anticipation and calm con-
fidence to the ensuing two years’ ex-
ecution of the chapter’s work by the
officers unanimously elected at the
May meeting, viz.: Mrs. William
Frear, regent; Miss Lucretia Van
Tuyl Simmons, first vice regent; Mrs.
! James C. Furst, second vice regent;
| Mrs. P. B. Brenneman, recording sec-
: retary; Mrs. John Gray Love, corres-
! ponding secretary; Miss Janet Harris
| Potter, assistant corresponding secre-
| tary; Mrs. N. B. Spangler, treasur-
ler; Mrs. John L Olewine, historian;
Miss Olive B. Mitchell, registrar, and
{ Mrs. Austin O. Furst, Mrs. W.
| Wayne Rogers, Mrs. James I. Thomp-
son, Mrs. Charles W. Stoddart, Mrs.
{John Curtin, Mrs. P. H. Dale and
| Miss Anna Allison McCoy directors.
| The reports of the national con-
| gress at Washington, D. C., given at
this meeting by the local organiza-
tion’s two delegates, Mrs. W. G.
Chambers and Miss L. V. T. Simmons,
were exceedingly clever. Mrs. W. G.
Chambers’ view of that large congress
of between three and four thousand
women, from every State in the
Union, was scintillatingly humor-
ous and poignantly ~ discerning.
Miss Simmons’, comprehensive and
justly balancing. Their auditors
could marvel that there was so little
creaking of the ponderous wheels of
a machine of organization so vast;
they could smile at the quoted apos-
trophies of some of the speakers as
they seemed to feel impelled to laud
that overwhelming assemblage.
Those hearing the reports were im-
pressed with the science, art, inter-
national situations, yea, even politics,
discussed there; and then, too, they
necromancer. It is well known that | ®XPerienced disappointment to see
by a wave of his hand and without the | that vanity and liking for pomp and
help of a silver lined glass sphere he ! show were still evident in the 1927
hat. by the same. process. he has'
has fixed the price of steel for the |
whole world. It is equally certain!
National congress of the Daughters
of the American Revolution.
This resume gives just a slight hint
at what the Belletont hart enjoy-
the crisis between Russia and Poland
Still a great
better than no bread,” and the inser- |
tion of such a provision in the funda-
machines would probably continue the |
hosen Senators in Congress, Gover-
nors of States and controlled the work
of Legislatures.
——Fifteen wagons lined up at
Bellefonte’s curb market, last Satur-
day morning, and chief among the
delicacies offered were home grown
strawberries. Most of the fruit was
exceedingly nice but growers report
that the crop this year will be a short
one. The early blossoms were frozen
and the hard rains later played havoc
with the crop, so that it will not be
nearly as productive as that of last
rl ———————.
Arrests Made on Smuggling Liquor
On the charge of attempting to
smuggle liquor to inmates of the
' Rockview penitentiary Patsy and Joe
Carmello, of DuBois, were arrested
last Saturday and at a hearing before
{Squire Abraham Houser, of Benner
township, on Tuesday afternoon, were
held in $1000 bail for trial at court.
| Being unable to furnish bond the men
' were sent to jail.
‘an automobile stopped on the road
‘leading through the prison grounds
and one was seen to deposit a pack- |
rage in a pile of logs. After they de-
"parted an officer secured the package
‘and found a pint bottle of grain al-
‘cohol. Identification of the men was
' made through the number of the tags
on the car.
| ——Some unknown individual got
ball in gehenna would have retaining | 2Vay With one of the airmail trucks .
its form. The voting machine amend- | at an early hour on Monday morning. |
| When the night force came off duty,
that morning, they parked the truck
‘as usual in the square near the First
| National bank, but the truck was not
| there when the day force looked for
| it at seven o’clock.
| —————
{ —Colonel Lindbergh has had a
| strenuous life since his landing in
| Paris a month ago but has come
through it all without a blemish.
Now that the excitement is over he
will encounter the acid test of be-
——At a meeting of the State as-
sociation of mutual fire insurance com-
panies, held in York, Pa., last week.
John S. Dale, of State College, was
elected third vice president.
——Vice President Dawes may not
be able to write the rules of the Sen-
ate but he seems to have hypnotized
the 1918 class of Princeton.
——Americans have $13,000,000,-
war debts, which makes some of us
anxious about collections.
The alleged smuggling attempt was
made on June 13th when two men in
000 invested in Europe besides the |
‘ed when the Misses McCurdy, Mrs.
. John Porter Lyon, Mrs. H. Laird Cur-
| tin, Miss Janet H. Potter, Mrs. C. M.
| Dinges and Mrs. John Love were its
hostesses at the Brockerhoff house on
| the evening of May fifth last.
' Doctor Gets $250,000 Verdict for Loss
of Sight.
A news dispatch from New York,
under date of June 20th, contained the
following item which will be read
with interest by some of the older
people of Bellefonte.
| Dr. Joseph G. Yocum, of Middle-
town, N. Y., victim of an unusual ac-
cident in an interborough subway
{ train which caused total blindness, re-
i ceived a verdict for $250,000 in the
Supreme Court today in a damage
suit against the Interborough Rapid
Transit Company. The verdict was
said to be the largest ever rendered
in New York county in an action to
recover for personal injuries. Dr.
Yocum sued for $500,000. There will
be an appeal. Dr. Yocum, who is 50
years old, was formerly a surgeon at
the Skin and Cancer Hospital and the
{ Presbyterian Hospital. He came out
unscratched from the World War, in
which he performed more than 3300
“major operations upon soldiers.
The accident occurred December 21,
11921. A bolt becoming detatched from
| some of the mechanism on a train on
{ which Dr. Yocum was a passenger
struck the surgeon in the left eye de-
i stroying sight. A sympathetic con-
dition developed in the right eye which
also became blind. Dr. Yocum testi-
| fied that his income before the acci-
dent was $150,000 a year. Since the
"accident he has been receiving $400
a week on accident insurance policies.
The Dr. Yocum referred to above
.is the youngest son of the late Hon.
| and Mrs. Seth H. Yocum, at one time
residents of Bellefonte. In 1878 the
elder Yocum defeated the late An-
drew G. Curtin for Congressman in
‘this district and served in the 46th
| Congress. Older politicians will re-
i call it as a memorable campaign. Con-
gressman Yocum built and lived in
the country house north of Bellefonte
‘now occupied by G. Edward Haupt.
| The family left Bellefonte in the mid-
(dle 80’s and of the four sons Dr. Yo-
cum is the sole survivor.
Shortly before the noon hour
last Saturday, while George Keller-
{man was engaged in making repairs
{on the electrical apparatus at the
| plant of the American Lime & Stone
| company, he came in contact with a
220 volt wire and it was some seconds
before he was released by a fellow-
workman. When the contact was
broken Kellerman reeled and fell from
a scaffold on which he was standing
onto a concrete floor six feet below.
He was hurriedly taken to the Centre
County hospital where an examination
; disclosed the fact that he was not ser-
{iously injured.
—Catching in a ball game without wear
ing a chest protector, resulted in the death
of Charles . Morrow, 22, of New Castle.
Morrow was struck above the heart by a
foul tip from the bat of an epposing play-
er in a twilight game last Thursday night.
Death was reported almost instantaneous.
—John Williams, alias “Red” Swartz,
who was arrested in Connecticut several
weeks ago by Sergeant Kaufman of the
state polce after months of search, was on
Monday sentenced to from 10 to 20 years in
the eastern penitentiary, $1,000 fine and
costs for robbing the INlysburg National
bank. :
—Herbert Weir, 28, an orderly in the
Philadelphia General hospital, faces a 10
to 20 year prison sentence, following his
plea of guilty to second degree murder, on
charges of beating to death Henry Wetzel,
a T6-year-old patient at the hospital.
Wetzel died April 13 as a result of the
—Max Klein, 43, of Morrisville, Pa.,
after he was shot through the 'shoulder
by a highwayman on Monday, ran into
his inn on the Lincoln highway near there
for a revolver and then chased the high-
wayman down the road. He did not
catch him. Klein's wound was treated at
a Trenton, N. J., hospital and Klein then
returned to his inn.
—While members of the Ladies choir of
the church of the Good Shepherd, in Scran-
ton, were singing at services on Sunday
night a sneak thief gathered up their
pocketbooks that had been left in the
vestibule and made his escape. The matter
was reported to the police, but the exact
amount of money in the missing pocket-
books has not been determind.
-—Fire of undetermined origin on Mon-
day leveled an abandoned buggy plant of
the Mifflinburg Body company used for
storage, destroyed a double frame house
owned by the company and badly dam-
aged a three-story brick building former-
ly housing the Howard Hopp carriage
factory, but vacant for the past year.
Damage is estimated at $40,000.
—The little village of Farrandsville, in
Clinton county, built around the Harbi-
son-Walker brick plant, which was closed
some time ago, is offered on the auction
block for $30,000, site, seventeen houses,
a $10,000 school house, a church, a railroad
siding, a water system, and the site, is all
included for that price. The Lock Haven
Business Men's Association have offered a
premium of $100 to any member who will
secure a bidder for the place.
—A statement endorsing a school for
aldermen and justices of the peace was
issued on Monday by Alderman C. C.
Dunn, president of Berks County Magis-
trates’ Association. In a report several
days ago, the Berks grand jury recom-
mended such a school for justices and
aldermen to teach them how properly to
prepare bills of indictment and other
court papers. One justice sent in seven
warrants for a single offense last week,
the grand jury's action following.
Clearence Edgar Bilby, aged 25 years, of
Jersey Shore, could not remember how
many times he had been arrested when
questioned by Judge Harvey W. White-
head, of Lycoming county, before whom
he appeared Monday morning to enter a
plea of guilty to the charge of burglary
and larceny. The young man did recall
}-that he had served a term in the reforma-
tary and one in the penitentiary on burg-’
lary charges. Judge Whitehead sentenced
the defendant to serve from one to two
vears in the eastern penitentiary, pay a
fine of $50 and the costs of prosecution.
—Raymond Ooks killed himself at his
residence at Walnut Bend, Franklin coun-
ty, on Sunday night in the presence of a
neighbor whom he had asked to come to
his home to see him do the act. Oaks was .
37 years old and is said to have been
crazed by drinking 56 bottles of home
brew, a pint of alcohol and four cans of
canned heat. On Sunday morning he
drove his wife and five small children out .
of the house with a shotgun. In the after-
noon he sought his family but could not
find them. That night he asked a neighbor,
Willis Atkinson, to come to his house. He
then locked the door and placed a revolver
to his forehead, carrying out his last
words, “Here I go,” by blowing his brains
— The identity of two men arrested in
connection with the murder of William
McCorkle, prominent Mapleton business
man, whose bullet-riddled body was found
near the William Penn highway eight
miles east of Huntingdon sub-station on
Friday, by state police who have been
investigating the murder. The pris-
oners, who are formally charged
with murder, are Louie Riggio, 43,
and Mike Conte, 38, both of Mapleton.
McCorkle was accustomed to carry large
sums of money on his person in addition
to valuable diamonds. The circumstances
of the killing showed McCorkle had been
shot four times. his left leg broken, and
his body dumped into a ditch and conceal-
ed with bushes.
—J. W. Fox, treasurer and trust officer
of the Safe Deposit bank, of Pottsville, on
Monday morning pleaded. guilty to em-
bezzlement and false entry in the Schuyl-
kill county courts and was sentenced to
two years in jail for embezzlement and
two years for false entry. Thomas F.
Hopkins, receiving teller, also pleaded
guilty to misapplication of funds, but
sentence in his case was deferred until
next Monday owing to the fact that he is
at present seriously ill The total short-
age In the Fox case was $130,000, with
restitution by property turned over to the
bank of about $42,000. The bank is also
protected by a $50,000 surety bond. The
misapplication of funds by Hopkins is
placed thus far at $2,900 but the examina-
tion has not been completed, it was an-
—After being absent from Latrobe 40
vears, Frank Wilkins, 73, called on several
persons there to pay small debts which he
had contracted and had not paid before
he left and went to all parts of the coun-
try. Wilkins said his conscience had been
bothering him and that he wanted to pay
the bills. Wilkins walked into the office
of Attorney James B. Weaver and an-
nounced that he wanted to pay a bill of
$24 he owed to I. D. Pores before leaving
Latrobe. Weaver, who is a relative of
Pores, accepted the money and gave the
aged man a receipt. Wilkins entered a drug
store and paid $10 which he said he owed
to the brother of the druggist. He also
paid $6 to the druggist for a debt which
he said he owed John MacMillan, who is
dead, and who was a relative of the drug-
gist. A short time later Wilkins fell on
the street and was taken to the Latrobe
hospital unconscious, suffering from an in-
jury to his head. .