Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 27, 1928, Image 1

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—Centre county Democrats prop-
erly saw to it that the Hon. Robert
M. Foster ran well ahead of the field
for delegate-at-large to the national
—Somebody seems to have taken
a pretty good wallop at the Scott-
Fleming forces in the North ward of
Bellefonte on Tuesday. Both Ham
and Foster carried it.
—Mr. Gene Tunney’s recent lecture
‘on Shakespeare to the students at
Yale will cause some to wonder
whether Eli is slipping back or Fis-
‘tiana is creeping up.
—Isn’t it nice that the D. A. R.
congress adjourned without declaring
war on anybody. The ladies were
most skillful in evading several more
or less difficult issues.
—We take it that Dr. Ham is not
feeling so badly at having ran third
in the local Republican legislative
race. We spotted the Doctor as an
optimist at our first meeting; one of
the kind so constantly looking for-
ward that they don’t have time to
‘grow morbid over post-mortcms.
—My, how Philipsburg does upset
‘the dope. Really, it’s getting on cur
nerves how they blast our political
prophecies over there. Just when we
had grown so cock-sure that Heverly
was it in Philipsburg they give us the
laugh by turning in for Holmes.
‘What was the big idea, any way?
—Why not investigate this idea
that radio waves are disturbing the
elements so that they can’t function
normally. All the broadcasting sta-
tions in the country might be closed
for a month and if the weather should
become more normal then there might
be sufficient color to the suggestion
to justify further investigation.
—One of the interesing results of
‘the primary on Tuesday was the way
the Democrats voted for delegates-at-
large to the national convention. If
‘there was a drive for any particular
-set of delegates we knew nothing of
it. If there wasn’t the result shows
the advantage of position on the bal-
lot. The four first men received more
than twice as many votes as those
whose names appeared lower down on
the ticket. As four men and four
women had to be voted for it looks
as though most people just marked
opposite the first four men and then
started to hunt for the women’s
“While a lot of us, imbued with the
“idea that we are “The Compleat An-
-gler,” are whirling around in swivel
Eo ‘or basking in rockers waiting"
for the waters to clear and fall and
the weather to warm up the fellow
who is smart enough to know that if
‘one wants fish he must go out and
fish, is gettin’ em.
Last Saturday afternoon Ben Brad-
“ley dug a few garden worms. He
didn’t feed them brick dust for a
week, nor did he imbed them in cof-
‘fee grounds. He didn’t put a lump of
-asafoetida in the can with them nor
did he resort to magic “spit.” Ben
‘just picked up his worms and walked
‘down below town, less than a quarter
of a mile, and after a thrilling two
“hours away from the worries of get-
ting houses completed for impatient
“home builders, walked back up the
railroad track with eight beautiful
‘trout. The largest was sixteen inch-
es long, none of the others were less
“than a foot in length.
. After he had cleaned up and had
“his dinner, Ben-like he walked up
town and presented the catch to a
friend who probably couldnt get a
‘mackerel out of a kit with a meat
That was Saturday afternoon.
On Monday morning it was still
‘raining, cold and entirely too dis-
“agreeable for The Compleat Anglers
“to think of venturing away from the
swivels and the cozy fireside chairs.
We happened to be coming down High
_street about ten. At the corner of
High and Water we spied Will Gar-
man coming up the stream. In one
“hand he had a rod. In the other he
carried an old fashioned “wooden”
stringer. On it were five trout that
averaged twelve inches and weighed
‘four pounds and a quarter. He had
been gone less than two hours and
_he hadn’t beeen further than a hun-
~dred yards below the Lamb street
- bridge.
What’s this all about you ask?
Let’s tell you.
Ben Bradley works just as hard as
-any man anywhere, has quite as much
to worry about as the rest of us. We
know when he came back up that line
- of steel Saturday afternoon there was
no such word as “tired” in his lexicon.
Worry? He was thinking that that
was something he knew nothing
“Bill” Garman’s hand that held the
“wooden stringer” on Monday morn-
ing was red as vermillion. Water
was dripping from his shoulders, yet
“Bill” didn’t know he was either cold
or wet. He’d had two hours that had
carried him completely out of wor-
ries that at times seem wholly over-
whelming and yet are only the mir-
, ages that delude those who haven’t
the will to go out and puncture them.
Fishing is like everything else in
“life. There is no magic about it. If
one wants fish he must go after them,
not only when he wants them to bite,
. but when they are feeling the urge to
dine on angle worms or flies.
VOL. 73.
Mrs. Pinchot’s Surprising Mistake.
Mrs. Cornelia Pinchot rather im-
pairs her record as a game sport and
sagacious politician in her complaint,
addressed to Governor Fisher, that
the ‘Governor allows “State employees
to use State time and State automo-
biles to campaign against her.” Mrs.
Pinchot was a candidate for the Re-
publican nomination for Congress in
the Fifteenth district against a prime
favorite of the Mellon machine while
she is the “pet aversion,” of that or-
ganization. The defeat of Congress-
man McFadden under existing -cir-
cumstances would have been nothing
less than a calamity to the Republican
machine of Pennsylvania and a per-
sonal bereavement to the supreme boss
of the party, Secretary of the Treas-
ury, Andrew W. Mellon.
Mrs. Pinchot might have, with per-
fect reason and complete propriety,
protested to the voters of the District
that such a perversion of public prop-
erty is immoral and appealed to the
sense of fairness of those concerned
to resent it. In fact she did declare
in a public speech that she believed
the “voters of this district are inde-
pendent enough to resent this inter-
ference from Harrisburg and Pitts-
burg.” But in addressing her protest
to Governor Fisher she revealed the
meager intelligence of a rank amateur
in the game as it is played in Penn-
sylvania by the Mellon machine in
which the Governor is a rather un-
important cog without influence in the
policies or management.
When Mrs. Cornelia’s distinguished
and somewhat ambitious husband oc-
cupied the Executive Mansion at Har-
risburg a rule was promulgated and
to an extent practiced, that State offi-
cials could play politics only “on
their own time,” that is while off
duty. But that is an ideal interpre-
tation of the matter which has never
penetrated the practical brain of An-
dy Mellon. His idea of conducting
campaigns is “to get what you want
when you want it,” without much
consideration of the methods of
achievement. Mrs. Pinchot has had
enough experience in politics and
sufficient time to aualyze the Mellon
methods .and realize that a protest to
the Governor was useless and waste
—Now buckle up for the general
election and if some Democrats work
as earnestly for the ticket as they
did against a certain candidate they
will be forgiven for past follies.
ree — ese. seeeeeste——
The Acquittal of Sinclair.
The moral sentiment of the country
was plainly shocked when the an-
nouncement came from Washington
last Saturday that Harry F. Sinclair
had been acquitted by a jury of the
charge of conspiracy to swindle the
goverment in the Teapot Dome oil
lease. Upon much less complete evi-
dence the Federal Court of Appeals
in St. Louis had previously declared
that “the entire transaction is tainted
with favoritism, collusion and cor-
ruption,” and in affirming that opin-
ion the Supreme court of the United
States unanimously denounced the
transaction as “the culmination of a
conspiracy to circumvent the law and
defeat public policy” and ordered the
cancellation of the lease and the res-
titution of the profits.
In a previous investigation by a
Committee of the Senate Secretary
Fall’s son-in-law, who received the
bribe from Sinclair and conveyed it to
Fall, refused to testify on the ground
that his evidence might incriminate
him. Subsequently by legislation Con-
gress removed this cloak and the son-
in-law acknowledged the facts, re-
moving all doubts in the minds of
reasoning men and women as to the
guilt of the accused. The “favorit-
ism, collusion and corruption” having
been established and the payment of
the bribe by Sinclair and Fall, clear-
ly shown, it was universally expected
that just punishment of the culprits
would be meted out. But for some
inscrutible reason the jury decided
For years the courts of Washington
have been little less than legalized
shelters for criminals. When Harry
F. Sinclair was convicted of contempt
of the Senate a few months ago,
though the mildness of sentence indi-
cated sympathy for the accused, a
hope was aroused that better things
might be expected in the future. But
the preposterous verdict in the Sin-
clair case on Saturday completely dis-
sipates this hope and forces the con-
clusion that the people of the District
of Columbia are not fit for self-gov-
ernment. The fault does not appear to
be on the bench. The judge who tried
the case seems to be both capable and
just. But the jurors are simply stu-
pid and criminally inclined.
—President Coolidge may be able
to control Republican conventions but
he hasn’t even a slip-knot hold on the
Republican Congress.
Tell the Truth or Go to Jail.
Big Tom Cunningham, the debonair
Philadelphia sub-boss, is marching to
slow music but heading for the Dis-
trict of Columbia jail. Last week
Judge Dickinson, of the Federal Dis-
trict court in Philadelphia, summar-
ily dismissed his petition for release
on a writ of habeas corpus and on
the same day he was indicted for con-
tempt of the Senate in the Supreme
court of the District of Columbia.
Like Hamlet he may weil complain
that “one woe may tread upon an-
other’s heel, so fast they follow.”
When he ventured outside of the dirty
pool of Philadelphia politics he got
into deep water. The Vare cloak
doesn’t cover the whole world and Big
| Tom finds himself submerged in ad-
verse currents.
Slush Fund committee of the United
States Senate and defied it. He had
collected a large sum of money from
one sourc: oi another and contributed
to the Vare corruption fund. If it
was obtained from the public officials
of Philadelphia the laws of the State
were violated. If it came from the
criminals of the city the laws of mor-
ality were outraged, and it is com-
monly believed that both these foun-
tains were tapped. For the purpose
of concealing the facts he refused the
information demanded and foolishly
imagined he “had turned a smart
trick.” The decision of Judge Dick-
inson, in Philadelphia, and the action
of the court in Washington might
change his mind.
With the assurarce that influenced
him to defy the Senate committee he
attempted to bluff the Federal Dis-
trict court by offering to answer the
questions if the Senate would ‘agree
to give Vare the purchased victory he
covets. If he expected to succeed in
that enterprise he has been disap-
pointed. The Senate wants the in-
formation which Big Tom can give
but it is not essential. The decision
in Vare’s case will be against Vare in
any event. It may not be possible to
compel Big Bill to tell the truth but
it is possible to punish him for con-
tempt, and though the process may
movements are not only futile but!
be tardy and the movement slow the
swer the questions or go to jail.
—~Sandina, the Nicaragua revolu-
tionist, will make the public believe
| he is a bandit if he continues to ar-
! rest and detain American civilians in
business there.
| Borah’s Queer Foreign Policy.
| Senator Borah centinues to make
thoughtful people tired by preaching
one doctrine and practicing another.
The other day, while the Senate had
under consideration Senator King’s
- motion to cut out of the naval appro-
| priation bill the provision for paying
the expenses of maintaining a force
of marines in Nicaragua, Senator
, Borah szaid, “I have no doubt in my
‘own mind but that we are waging
war in Nicaragua at this moment. I
accept the sound rule laid down by
| Andrew Jackson that the President
of the United States has no right to
. take aggressive action or steps of any
| kind toward any foreign country with-
out first coming to Congress for its
I consent.” That rule is laid down in
the constitution. 4
Then if that rule is sound why does
Senator Borah not only assent to,
but encourge, the violation of it? Sec-
tion 8, paragraph 11, of the constitu-
tion, vests in Congress the right to
declare war and bestows on no other
agency that power. There can be no
war without a declaration and Con-
gress has made no declaration of war
against Nicaragua. Yet in one breath
Senator Borah says war exists there
and in another that “the President
should be empowered to use all the
troops necessary to conduct a free and
honest election.”
onets as instruments in procuring
“free and honest elections” is a novel
idea to say the least. It must have
been imported from Mexico.
Senator Borah is chairman of the
of the Senate Committee on Foreign
Relations and shares with the Presi-
dent responsibility for the misuse of
power, military or civil, in foreign
countries. “We should never have
gotten ourselves into the mess in that
country,” referring to Nicaragua, he
adds, “but having gotten in and hav-
ing made a formal agreement to stay
till elections are over, we cannot pre-
maturely pull out and precipitate cha-
os afresh.” But when the elections,
controlled by foreign bayonets, are
over the defeated party, with much
show of reason, will dispute the re-
sult, organize a rebellion and commit
the United States to perpetual mili-
tary occupancy.
sh emi A
—There ought to be a greater re-
ward for achievement in aviation than
a big reception at the landing field.
—1It is a wise provision of the law
that denies residents of Washington
| the right to vote.
With absurd confidence he faced the
result is inevitable. Big Bill will an-
Interpreting bay-.
7. 1928S.
NO. 17.
Harry Sinclair “Gives a Party.”
The evidence for the defendant in
the Teapot Dome oil lease conspiracy
on trial in the Supreme court of
methods of transacting business. The
other day Captain J. K. Robinson, re-
tired, of the Navy, who seems to have
had a good deal to do with the nego-
tiations leading up to the lease, was
the principal witness. He stated that
on the day the lease was signed Mr.
Sinclair entertained Admirals Latti-
mer, Gregory and himself at a din-
‘ner, presumably after the signing.
| After the dinner the party engaged in
a poker game and that during the
play he had learned from Mr. Sinclair
“how to lose at poker.”
| As Captain Robinson had won only
eight dollars in the game the informa-
tion was probably of little concern to
him, personally, but it may be inter-
esting to others who may be curious
on the subject that Mr. Sinclair “had
laid down a winning hand to his broth-
er'Barl.” As the money remained in
the family, anyway, the. sacrifice was
trifling, and as Mr. Sinclair estimated
the value of the lease he had just ac-
quired at approximately $100,000,000,
he may have been in a generous
frame of mind, just as he seems to
have been when he gave elder Will
Hays $160,000 for the use of the Re-
publican National committee. The
amount of the “puot” thue magnani-
mously relinquished was not revealed
and may have been much or little
| Whether or not Mr. Sinclair was
equaily generous to the other partici-
pants in the game is left to conjec-
ture, but the incident proves that Mr.
Sinclair is “a game sport” and plays
poker not for gain as a gambler but
for his own diversion and the pleasure
of those who “sit in” with him. If,
on the other hand, Mr. Sinclair dis-
criminated in favor of his brother
Earl, in dispensing his generosity, he
was unfair to the distinguished gen-
tlemen who comprised his party. Ac-'
cording to the evidence brought out in
the trial the high officials of the Navy
were eagerly helpful to the lessee and
if, he was “laying down winning
s” to anybody he ought to have
given them preference. bo
—On Thursday of last week the
Centre and Clearfield county commis- |
sioners met at Philipsburg and in-
spected the recently condemned
Presqueisle street bridge over Mo -
shannon creek. The Clearfield coun-
ty officials decided to place a barri-
cade at their end of the bridge to
prevent any one from being injured
while attempting to cross it. Whether
the bridge will be repaired or a new
one built has not yet been determined.
—There is a possibility that he |
doesn’t even know it yet, so we rise!
to inform Dr. White, of Philipsburg,
that he has been chosen by the Dem-
ocrats of Centre county as their mem-
ber of the State committee. He was
not an aspirant for the office, his
name wasn’t printed on the ballot and
he might not have known that he was
running, but he got more votes than
several candidates who thought they
rr ————— i
—Twenty-four forest fires have oc-
curred in the Sproul district so far
this spring, burning over a total of
506 acres. Six of the fires were
caused by brush burning, eight are
ascribed to railroads, one to transients,
two incendiary, one unknown and six
miscellaneous. © The cost of extin-
guishing the fires was $452.10.
—Mr. Wilson’s reply to Vare’s de-
mand for recount where there was no
suspicion of fraud is what you might
call a “solar plexus.” That is it is
a complete “knock out.”
—The oil magnates are not as
“cockey” as they used to be. Both
Sinclair and Colonel Stewart say they
are willing to “tell everything” now.
—Gene Tunney thinks Shakespeare
would be a boxing fan if he were liv-
ing now. The old man did put a
good deal of punch in his poetry.
—The Pittsburgh election crooks
are being convicted as rapidly as the
processes of the law will aliow and
that is all justice asks.
—The new motor code has been
in operation four months but the list
of automobile casualties has not per-
ceptibly diminished.
—Hoover certainly “has the edge”
on the Kansas City convention but the
people still hold the axe.
—Congressman McFadden ought to
have known that “hell hath no fury
like a woman scorned.”
——The “Watchman” is the most
readable paper published. Try it.
the District of Columbia, reveals some !
of Harry Sinclair's free and easy’
Holmes and Fleming the Victors.
Win over Ham and Heverly by Safe
Margin. Fleming Gets County
| Chairmanship.
Centre county Republicans have
broken the third term hoodoo, so far
as nominations are concerned, by re-
nominating the Hon. John Laird
Holmes, of State College, at the pri-
maries on Tuesday, for a third term
as member of the Legislature from
Centre county; and also electing Wil-
son I. Fleming for a third term as the
party’s county chairman. J
The landing of Mr. Holmes was ac-
complished through a system of thor-
oughly organized political mathemat-
ics. He could not have been nomi-
nated with only one candidate to con-
tend against, but with two in the
field all that was necessary was to
divide the opposition pretty evenly
between the two and the result would
bring Holmes under the wire in the
lead. The support given Holmes in
his home town, State College, and ov-
er in Philipsburg, where Heverly was
thought to be the favorite, is what
turned the trick.
Fleming’s re-election for a third
term as county chairman was accom-
plished through his own organization,
but it was a hard and close fight, as |
he won out over Philip D. Foster, the
harmony candidate, by only 210 votes.
Those two contests were the only ones
of interest in the Republican party,
| but they were sufficient to bring out
a vote of close to five thousand.
| In the Democratic ranks there was
j only one contest, and that for dele-
! gates-at-large to the national conven- |
j tion. There were thirteen candidates,
| with eight to elect, but as none of
them were pledged to any particular
man for President the rank and file
of the party felt little interest in the
outcome, and the result was only a
few over a thousand Democrats went
to the polls to vote.
Democratic nominees are T. E. Cos-
tello, for Congress, and Andrew Cur-
tin Thompson, of Philipsburg, for the
Legislature. Though not a candidate
on the ticket Dr. F. K. White, of Phil-
ipsburg, was elected as coun-
ty’s member ‘of the Democtrati¢ State
| committee, and John J. Bower was
re-elected county chairman.
Eliminating the Republican Legis-
lative and county chairmanship con-
tests the primaries were the most un-
interesting ever held in a presidential
year in Centre county. In North Ben-
ner precinct only 15 votes was the
total cast, and the cost to the county
was about three dollars a vote. A
number of other districts did not
make a much better showing.
" Detailed returns of the vote will be
found in the tables published on .4th
page. :
‘There was but one particularly ex-
citing contest in the recent primaries
in Pennsylvania. That was the at-
tempt of Mrs. Cornelia Bryce Pinchot,
wife of the former Governor, to get
the Republican nomination for Con-
gress in the Fifteenth Pennsylvania
district away from Louis T. McFad-
den, the sitting Congressman and fa-
vorite of the machine. They conduct-
ed a very acrimonious campaign which
has wound up in the apparent defeat
of Mrs. Pinchot by something over
2000 votes.
Six of the eight Democratic dele-
gates-at-large to the Democratic na-
tional convention are known to favor
Gov. Smith, of New York, for Presi-
dent. Sufficient returns from the
congressional districts in the State
had not come in at the time of our
going to press to indicate what the
complexion of the entire delegation to
Houston will be. Our local aspirant,
Hon. Robert M. Foster, is apparently
ninth in point of votes in the State,
so has probably missed going to
Houston by a very narrow margin.
In the Republican primaries in the
State Mellon candidates were the only
ones running for national delegate
and they are all favorably, though not
committed, to Hoover.
— Francis Lybarger, of Lewis-
burg, acting referee in bankruptcy,
who has charge of the disposal of the
Harris block, Bellefonte, for the bene-
fit of the creditors of the Centre
County Banking company, has sent
out notices that unless exceptions are
filed before him, at the office of W.
Harrison Walker Esq., in Bellefonte,
on or before May 4th the sale will be
ordered. As the sale will have to be
advertised four weeks, any sale that
may be decided upon cannot be held
before some time in June, as the very
earliest date possible.
—Because so few were out to the
primaries in Centre county on Tues-
day and because preparations for a
full vote have always to be made,
whether ®t is cast or not, each vote
cost the county one dollar. It was
the highest average of cost on record
—John Welsh, of York, Pa., had been
suffering from severe pains in his jaw and
consulted .a dentist. An X-ray was taken
and Welsh discovered that a new sef of
teeth—his + third—were growing in. He
hopes soon to ve able to show a complete
set of new canines, incisors and molars.
—The State Aeronautics Comimssion is
preparing a new type of map of Pennsyl-
vania. It will show the airports as they
are located throughout the State. There
are about sixty of them that have been
recognized by the commission and they
will be designated by a white circle, with
the name of the landing field in large
—Charged with indirectly causing the
death of Mrs. Julia Forcash, Mt. Carmel,
Stephen Troop is being held there until
authorities have decided what measure of
action to take. It is claimed that at an
aldermanic hearing he slandered the wom-
an to such a point that she fainted and
died a short time later. Her husband and
relatives are demanding restitution.
—The Department of Forests and Wat-
ers has issued a permit for the construec-
tion of a 180-foot steel bridge over Bald
Eagle creek, near Mill Hall, on the State
Highway, between Mill Hall and Beech
Creek. With the dredging and relocating
necessary in order to get the road leading
to and from the bridge out of the high
water, the project will cost approximate-
ly $100,000.
—Mrs. 8. Weis, 75, is recovering from
the effects of having been imprisoned
in her home at Selinsgrove twelve hours
under a heavy chest of drawers that fell
upon her while she was cleaning house,
Mrs. Weis lives alone in a large home-
stead. Her screams were heard by a
Susquehanna University student who went
in a window by means of a ladder and
rescued her.
—During the terriffic windstorm, last
Thursday, the Rev. Milton K. Foster, aged
91 years, nestor of the Central 1'ennsyl-
vania Conefrence of the Methodist church,
was blown by a gale from the sidewalk
into the street near his home in Williams-
port. He suffered a fracture of the hip,
and his condition is serious. Rev. Foster
at one time filled the pulpit of the Belle-
fonte Methodist church.
—Mrs. Thomas White,
Bloomsburg, has been given separation
papers, thus ending an argument with
her husband that started im church and
ended on the street when her husband
grabbed her and threw her dewn. White
admits it, but he said he grabbed her only
after she threw a stone at him. Then, he
says, his wife sprang to her feet and
threw a brick at him and tore his coat.
—The Berwick Lumber and Supply com-
pany has beeen awarded the contract for
additional buildings at the Laurelton
fHlome for Women. The State Welfare
Board has approved the contracts. The
bid was $180,000. W. F. Sutter, manager
of the company, was at Laureiton recent- .
ly making arrangements to break ground
this week. The new gasoline shovel of
William Yorks will be employed in the
colored, of
—A honeymoon broken when parental
objections separated them shortly after
their marriage 40 years ago, has been re-
sumed by E. J. Burch, 65, and his wife,
Anna, 61, in the county home, at Greens-
burg. The couple lost trace of each ether
following their separation. Recently
Burch, almost blind, was sent to the coun-
ty home from Vandergrift, Pa. In the
dining room of the institution, he recog-
nized his wife’s voice and the reunion
—A motion picture reeord of the ac-
tivities of the Pennsylvania National
Guard will be made this year. Plans were
completed today to have a trained man
spend four weeks at the various infantry.
cavalry, field artillery, anti-aireraft, air
service, tank eompany and other training
camps at Mt. Gretna and Tebyhanna with
a view to making a picture that will por-
tray in permanent form the life of the
National Guardsmen in all its ramifica-
tions. When the picture is completed it
will be made available to various local
units for showing in their communities.
—Amelia Bleecher, 17, who, with two
other girls, escaped from the Shelter
Home, at Lancaster, two weeks ago, as-
serts there is no honor among runaway
girls. She was arrested in Washington, and
on her way back to Lancaster, after she had
beeen robbed of all her clothing, except
one old dress, by one of the girls with
whom she escaped. The other girls, El-
mira Brown, 16, of Lancaster, and Verna
Burchett, 16, of Virginia, are still at large.
The three made their way from Lancaster
into Virginia, to a point near Washing-
ton, by obtaining “lifts” from tourists.
—Herman Goldberg owns a property at
402 Wyoming avenue, Kingston. Simeon
Lewis owns the property adjoining, an
alley nine feet wide separating the prop-
erties. Saturday Mr, Goldberg started
three men at work to pave the alley. Mr.
Lewis at once put three men at work
digging a ditch. Then Mr. Goldberg's
men were taken off the paving job and
set to work refilling the ditch. All Sat-
urday three men were busy tossing dirt
out of the ditch and three were busy
tossing it back in. At quitting time it
was about an even break—no ditch or
no pavement.
—REight federal prisoners left Pitts-
burgh, on Wednesday, in the custody of a
United States marshal for Atlanta peni-
tentiary where they will serve sentences
ranging from one year and one day to
two years and six months. Frank Baldine,
of Sharon, will serve the longest sentence
—30 months—for alleged violation of the
motor theft laws. Frank Locke, of Far-
rell, an alleged accomplice, will accom-
pany him, having been sentenced to a term
of one year and one day. William A.
Baker, of Altoona, and Charles C. Curtin,
former postmaster at Muse, Washington
county, have been sentenced to serve a
year and a day each for embezzlement.
—Two children of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Lines were burned to death when the
barn in which they were playing at the
Lines home, near DuBois, was razed on
Thursday morning by a fire that broke
out about 11:00 o'clock. Fire also com-
municated to the house, which was an en-
tire loss, very little furniture being saved.
The dead boys were Arthur Lines, aged
3 years, and John Lines, aged 4% years.
They had gone to the barn to play. When
their mother first noticed the fire it was
raging so fiercely that she was unable to
go to their aid. From the barn the
flames communicated to the house, burn-
ing it to the ground. Only a small part
of the furniture was saved by the neigh-