Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 16, 1928, Image 1

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    Bemorralit Aan
—Well, the box ¢f oranges is on
the way, but advance advice is to the
effect that it is “a little box.” Don't
laugh. What else might we have ex-
pected but a “little” from Hoover's
election. :
—Votes of prejudice might keep a
man out of office, but they can’t keep
him from praying to the same God
the rest of us do. And if you think
Al Smith doesn’t have a speaking ac-
quaintance with your Creator all you
need do is read the concluding para-
graphs of his last message to the peo-
ple of the United States.
—Just for the pleasure of drop-
ping a litle fly in the ointment we
want to remind those Democrats in
Centre county who voted a straight
Republican ticket because Al Smith
is a Catholic that they voted for a
Catholic, after all. Auditor General-
elect, Charles Waters, who ran on the
Republican ticket is a member of the
same church that Al is.
—The death of Warren Worth
Bailey, editor and owner of the Johns-
town Democrat, removes from the
journalistic ranks of Pennsylvania,
one of its most virile writers. Col.
Bailey was more or less of a free
lance, but he was always frank, fear-
less and fair—qualities so rarely
found in modern journalism now-a-
days, that his loss is indeed a real
—My, how we would enjoy an-
nouncement that James M. Beck has
really been defeated for Congress in
Philadelphia. He was hanging by an
eyelash when we heard last of the
count in his District. Mr. Beck is
another of those gentlemen who
thought the Democratic party was
good enough for him after it had giv-
«en him the chance to find out how
good he thcught himself to be.
'——Centre county polled the third
largest favorable majority for the
State College bond issue. Lackawan-
na was first and Blair second. In
proportion to the total votes cast,
however, Centre led, as was fitting.
‘The few votes that were cast against
the proposal in State College borough
are supposed to have been polled by
persons owning properties there that
might depreciate in value should the
College enter upon an extensive pro-
gram of building dormitories on the
—Just now we are thinking about
our friend J. C. Dunlap. In Septem-
ber he wrote us to be sure to send his
paper out to Indiana, because, he
said, “one needs all the Democratic
company obtainable in this locality.”
Indiana “is Governor Fisher's town,
you know, and they lcve John so
much out there that they were prob-
ably starting to make good that mil-
lion majority prediction of his when
brother Dunlap sent us the S. O. S.
Imagine a Ferguson township Dun-
lap in a hot bed of Republicanism,
especially in a campaign so intense
as was the recent one. He needed
comfort ther He needs it now, and
the good Lord knows we’d share ours
with him now—if we had any.
—A lady has written from State
‘College to remind us of another dere-
liction. Really, we're becoming
alarmed. The old bean doesn’t seem
to function alertly any more and the
will to work might even be envied
‘by a drone bee. All we seem to be
good for is to put washers on drip-
ping spigots by day and see how
many stations we can tune into at
night. Such probably is the price of
having run in high too long And
here we are stretching out what was
intended to be only a two line para-
graph reminding you that it is only
thirty-nine days until Christmas.
‘That is what the State College
correspondent took all the trouble to
write about. She says she missed it.
—Sam Gray writes from West
Chester to say nice things about the
manner in which we took “ the beat-
in’ up” he helped administer. Re-
morse seems to be gnawing at his vi-
tals, for he would have us believe that
some time he will help us win, just
to see how we would react to such a
miracle. We have heard so much of
this stuff that we can scarcely re-
strain the urge to prophesy victory
for Democracy in 1932. Republicans
all about us are geting so sympathet-
ic that if we weren't sophisticated
we'd be naming the next President
now and betting the only over-coat
we own that they will put him in
just so we can drag out some roosters.
We know them. They're not as sincere
as the dear old Republican lady of
town who said, when she heard that
Hoover had won: “Isn’t it too bad,
now George Meek won’t be able to
get any of his roosters out at all.”
—=Since we have run into a per-
sonal vien we shall let our thoughts
wander there long enough to tell of
a child’s expression, made eight years
ago, that we have pondered over of-
ten since and it struck us with pro-
phetic force early Wednesday morn-
ing of last week. We had made an
engagement to meet with a few of
the unterrified to plan a campaign
for the county ticket. As it happen-
ed it was our night to stay home with
the young hopeful It was either
miss the meeting or take him with
us. We did that. On the way home
he asked us what the five or six gen-
tlemen who were at the meeting were.
Upon being informed that they were
Democrats he asked: “Is that our
party.” We answered “yes” and to
this he replied: “Father, there are not
many of us, are there?”
VOL. 73.
Results of the Election. {
The overwhelming majority of
votes cast for Herbert Hoover arid
the equally preponderant majority
for him in the electoral college def-
initely settles some of the important
questions at issue in the campaign.
The Eighteenth amendment to the
constitution and the Volstead law will
continue in present form with all the
attendant evils of bootlegging, hi-
jacking, racketeering and moonshin-
ing. Farmers’ relief as expressed in
the McNary-Haugen bill is “dished,”
and the vast and valuable water pow-
ers of the country will pass into the
hands of the power trust to be ex-
ploited as expert monopolists only
know how to do such things. This
will be literally continuing the Cool-
idge policies.
It is not easy to measure the rela- |
tive importance of the various ques- |
tions discussed during the campaign |
in determining the result of the vote. |
It would be a reflection on the intelli- |
gence of a real temperance advocate !
to assume that they preferred Mr.
Hoover's plan of treating the prohibi- |
tion question to that of Governor |
Smith. The experience of eight years |
has proved the futility of the Hoover
plan, and the practically unanimous
support of it by the bootleggers in-
dicated their appreciation of its serv-
ice to them. Governor Smith’s plan
was more or less startling but simi-
lar systems had accomplished excel-
lent results in other countries, not-
ably in Sweeden and Canada.
The prosperity isspe was simply an
appeal to public credulity. Even
President Coolidge admitted, in a
public statement a few days before
the election, that the choice for Presi-
dent would have no influence on the
country in that respect. Only those
who wanted to be fooled were
influenced by that pretense. But
the farmers and the prohibitionists
are likely to experience a rude
awakening. Mr. Hoover’s promises
of agricultural aid was a mockery and |
his pledge to the temperance folk
will be disappointing. The power
trust and big business will realize
their ‘expectations in full measure.
After the inauguration of Mr. Hoov-
er the way will be clear for them to
perfect their monopolistic organiza-
——Those southern recreants who
call themselves Constitutional Demo-
crats ought to specify which amend-
ment to the organic law they are con-
cerned about. The first and fourteenth
were flouted in the recent election.
Mr. Hoover’s Southern Tour.
President-elect Hoover's contem-
plated “Good-Will” tour of the Latin-
American Republics is not entirely a
new departure in diplomatic activi-
ties. During the administration of
President McKinley, Secretary of
War Elihu Root toured Central and
South American countries, and while
Mr. Roosevelt was President Attorn-
ey General Philander C., Knox made
a similar tour. But both of these en-
terprises were ostensibly in the in-
terest of trade and the Knox adven-
ture developed what was subsequently
known as “Dollar Diplomacy.” The
more euphemistic title of “good will”
tour was invented while Colonel Lind-
bergh was “gallivanting” through the
clouds in various countries.
But it can hardly be claimed that
the proposed excursion of Mr. Hoov-
er through some of the Southern Re-
publics is strictly in pursuance of
President Coolidge’s “policy” with re-
spect to those people and govern-
ments. It is true that Mr. Morrow,
Ambassador in Mexico, substituted
friendly phrases for threatening notes
in that country and the President and
everybody else approved of Colonel
Lindbergh’s amiable gestures where-
ever he appeared. But the previous
custom of the administrations was to
send marines and battleships with
orders to kill and destroy opposition.
That system proved a failure and it
is gratifying to feel that under the
new administration it will not be fol-
Whatever the inspiration it may be
hoped that the enterprise will do
much good. Mr. Hoover is familiar
with affairs of Europe, Asia and
it is fit that he should have some un-
derstanding of conditions in the South
American continent. There has nev-
er been close relations, either social
or commercial, between the people of
North and South America and if the
impending tour of the President-elect
will serve to establish greater in-
timacy it will be worth while. It may
be assumed that Mr. Hoover had this
object in mind when he determined to
make the trip, and he will enter upon
it with assurance that he has the best
wishes of the American people.
——=Secretary of State Kellogg im-
agines that public sentiment will stop
wars sooner or later. But fighting the
League of Nations will delay the con-
Worthy Hope Disappointed.
In the campaign just closed the
Democratic party of the country un-
dertook “a noble experiment” and
failed. There was a time when big-
otry ran so high and intolerance so
rabid that men and women were mur-
dered because of their opinions. Grad-
ually this slavery to passion has been
abating under the influence of a
broader diffusion of intelligence and
a better understanding of Christian
conduct. The Democratic party un-
dertook to wipe it out finally and for-
ever by nominating a Catholic for
President of the United States. not
because he was of that religious faith,
but for the reason that Albert E.
Smith, by meritorious public service,
had earned the admiration of the peo-
| ple throughout the country.
Governor Smith had been in public
service for a quarter of a century be-
fore he was nominated for President.
For nearly one-third of that time he
had been Governor in the most popu-
lous and wealthy State in the Ameri-
can Union. In no instance during this
long period of service had he been
influenced in any public act by relig-
ous prejudice. It was believed, and
with reason, by the leaders of his
party, that in view of his merits and
achievements, he would command the
support of all voters of his political
(faith and he was nominated unani-
mously. It was not only a reasonable
but a just expectation. It expressed
a fundamental principle of the party.
The Democratic leaders and the
Democratic people who bestowed up-
on him the honor of a nomination for
President believed that if elected Al-
fred E. Smith would so wisely and
justly administer the government that
the fear of foreign or sectarian in-
fluences, inimical to religious liberty,
would be driven out of the public
mind forever. Every fair-minded man
and woman will agree that it is “a
consummation devoutly to be wished.”
But the hope of it has been disap-
pointed. Hundreds of thousands of
voters, under the pretense of oppos-
ing Governor Smith for other rea-
cause he is a Catholic. It is a sad
ending of a worthy aspiration. It
is the penalty of intolerance.
——Mr. Lightfoot, of St. Louis, |
who voted for Hoover, proposes to |
reorganize the Democratic party. It’s :
a good idea, all right, but comes from
a wrong source. Any reorganization
should eliminate the recreants. :
Chairman Collins Deserves Praise. |
After all there are a few bright
spots in the much too dark political
horizon. It is encouraging to know
that our candidate for President poll-
ed nearly twice as many votes in
Pennsylvania as were cast for any
previous candidate for any office.
There is no sign of decay in that rec-
ord. We see no reason to dispair in
it. An army a million strong has no
reason to surrender unconditionally
even though the opposing force is
considerably greater. And our army
of a million is perfect in morale, ad-
mirable in spirit and commanded by
competent, courageous and resource-
ful officers.
In fact the Democratic party of
Pennsylvania is particularly fortu-
nate in its organization at this time.
Its chairman, Mr. John R, Collins, of
Potter county, has amply proved his
claim to leadership by his masterly
management of the campaign.
Against odds which would have ap-
palled a less courageous captain he
converted a disorganized force into a
strong, militant and efficient organi-
zation, able and ready to meet any
condition that may arise and fully
capable to function whenever called |
into action. It was a splendid achieve-
ment and marks this modest man as
a leader who deserves the gratitude
of his party.
The Democratic party of Pennsyl-
vania is not dead or even seriously
infirm. It made a gallant fight for a
righteous cause and increased its
strength wherever
its energies. The break in the “sol-
id South” of Philadelphia and the de-
crease in the Republican majority in
Pittsburgh, are permanent improve-
ments in the political conditions in the |
State which will be of great advant-
age in the future. The local organi-
zations in both cities performed their
parts well and the rank and file of
the party were zealous and effective. |
But honor and praise are especially
due to chairman John R. Collins. i
ee ——————————— i
-——President Coolidge still be- |
lieves that the Kellogg-Briand pact
is the greatest peace movement ever
attempted. President Coolidge has
great faith in his own achievements. !
————— e—————————
——Fascism is “riding for a fall”
in Italy, according to Mr. Edward
Corsi, a prominent Italian-American, '
who has completed a survey of condi-
tions in his native country.
it concentrated !
. NOVEMBER 16. 1928S.
Need a New Constitution.
i ‘Not only Governor Fisher but a
great many other Pennsylvanians
have grown weary of the patchwork
system of amending the constitution
of the State. Since the adoption of
the instrument in 1874 at least a
third of the provisions have been al-
tered by amendments and some of
them have been changed two or three
times. The result is such confusion
that as a whole it is practically in-
comprehensible to the lay mind. But
the people of the State have not
shown a willingness to correct this
evil. The expense of a convention
and the submission of its work for
adoption may have been the influenc-
ing cause to this frame of mind, but
whatever the cause two attempts to
call a convention have failed.
The time for the submission of the
amendments this year was improhi-
tion and there were too many of
them. It is almost inconceivable that
a majority of the voters of Pennsyl-
vania are opposed to properly equip-
ping State College to render such ser-
vice to the educational progress of
the people as it might. But the de-
feat of amendment No. 2 works pre-
cisely that result. It is true that for
some unexplained reason the political
machine was opposed to the adoption
of the amendment, but there ought to
have been enough independent voters
free from control of the machine to
put it over. But in the confusion
which attends a sharply contested
National election it was forgotten.
If disappointment over the failure
of the fourteen amendments submit-
ted this year will influence the people
to favor a constitutional convention,
it will be worth the price. The patch-
ed-up instrument under which we are
operating causes needless confusion
in the operation of the courts and
adds materially to the cost of litiga-
tion. A constitutional convention will
cost considerable and submitting it
for approval will add to the expense.
But it will be a profitable investment
for various reasons. It will enable
: . the people to get provisions into the
sons, actually voted against him -be- 'fahdarm
ental law that are greatly
needed. The present constitution is
archaic as well as eonfusing.
New Armory Project Backed by
Business Men.
In conformity with action taken at
a meeting of the Associated Business
men of Bellefonte, last Friday night,
an option was taken, on Saturday
evening, on ten acres of land on the
Harry Lutz farm, east of Bellefonte,
as a site for a new armory and drill
field for Troop B, of Bellefonte. The
site had already been approved by the
State armory board, and the offer of
the Bellefonte school board to pur-
‘chase the old armory for $17,000 has
also been accepted by the armory
board, and the only thing that now
‘remains is raising the money to take
up the option on the new site.
As a start toward the necessary
fund Troop B has pledged $300 and
if every business man in Bellefonte
will contribute according to his means
there will be no difficulty in raising
the money. Bellefonte has been the
location of a State military organiza-
tion for half a century and should
take a certain degree of pride in re-
taining the organization. At the
present time the upkeep of the troop
here means an annual expense of
$20,000. This money is paid by the
State for the upkeep of the horses
and to the men for attendance at
drill. All this money is spent in
Bellefonte and Centre county, and be-
cause of this fact there should be a
willing response to the appeal for
contributions to the fund to purchase
the new field.
——The Daughters of the Ameri-
.can Revolution have expelled Mrs.
McFarland, of New Jersey, because
| she objected to a “black list,” but the
i roots of her family tree are unimpair-
—If you lose money dabbling in the
market your a gambler. If you hap-
pen to make some your the wise in-
vestor whose advice many seek.
per RM ass m——
——Some prominent Democrats of
Pennsylvania are planning to organ-
ize a State-wide Democratic club in
a —— A ——————.
——Mr. Pinchot has acquired a
ship to sail the South sea but mean-
time he is keeping an eye on Wash-
I ———————— A rns
——1If the Ku Klux Klan is just to
itself it will demand a seat in the cab-
inet for Mrs. Mabel Willebrant.
——The clection is over and the
Phiiadelphis grafters are organizing
to check the reform movement.
———The Democrats were badly
beaten in 1872 and look what happen-
ed in 1874.
The Hoover We Know and the One
We Dor’t.
—Charles Modein, 35, sexton of Sewick-
ley Methodist Episcopal church, ended his
life by hanging in the church. He fash-
ioned a noose from the rope with which he
had tolled the bell for the last four years.
His body was found suspended in the
—Seven armed bandits on Monday
morning entered the Delaware Inn, on the
outskirts of Easton, and robbed the pro-
prietor and two patrons of more than
$1000 in cash and a diamond pin valued
at $100. Telephone wires were cut and
it was several hours after the robbery be-
bore the police authorities learned of it.
—Pleading guilty to a charge of breaking
into the homes of Judge John E. Fox and
Mrs. Charles E. Kunkel, in the Front
street residential section of Harrisburg and
: stealing clothing, jewlery and wine from
the judge's home, Walter A. Carney, alias
From the Philadelphia Record.
Here’s a sobering thought for the
American people: They do not yet |
know the man they elected President '
John A. Savage, of Kingston, was sentenc-
ed to from five to ten years in the Eastern
—Valiant fighting by students with
| often
of the United States last Tuesday.
And here’s one for Mr. Hoover: The
most important task confronting him,
the biggest opportunity, is to show
the American people he is not the
man they decided to elect, and not the
man he has represented himself to be
during the last six months.
Apparently paradoxical, if not ab-
surd, these: assertions will be found
upon reflection to be quite logical
statements of fact.
They would not have applied to
Governor Smith. Had he been elect-
ed no one would have been in any
doubt as to his convictions and pur-
) Both were submitted to pub-
lic scrutiny with a frankness which '
left no uncertainty in the minds of
either his supporters or his opponents.
His defeat, in fact, was due in no
small degree to his outspoken utter-
ances, which projected his personai-
ity and his views with vivid clarity.
Mr. Hoover, on the contrary, pur-
sued a totally different course. He
emphasized principles, but was stud-
iously vague upon their application.
He carefully framed his declarations
to fit the exigencies of the campaign
and of the various sections to which
he appealed. He was cautious, cal-
culating, always the strategist
rather than the crusading leader. It
was as if he avoided any definiteness
of engagement which might check the
currents flowing in his favor.
_ This interpretation is not necessar-
ily to his discredit, does not impute de-
ception. It simply recognizes that Mr.
Hoover, convinced that he and his
party could best serve the nation,
made his election the supreme ob-
Jective. In justification he could tell
himself, and probably did so, that only
in the Presidency would his abilities
be fully available to the public.
That was, indeed, his manner of ap-
proach from the beginning. His cap-
ture of the nomination was manifest-
ly the result of assiduous planning and :
gars) gxevution. oii admi :
in it a product of his organizing skill,
and hailed him as a new figure in
public affairs—the political engineer.
That role he emphasized equally in
the party contest. Those who had
pictured him as an inspired humani-
tarian and idealist had to adjust
themselves to his exhibition of the
most practical kind of politics.
But henceforth he will be under far
less compulsion to trim his sails to
catch the winds of popularity. As
President he will have power to ac-
complish as well as to suggest; he will
be in a position to lead public thought,
not merely to follow it.
Altering the State Constitution.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Governor Fisher's criticism of the
present “patchwork” method of
amending the Pennsylvania Constitu-
tion is a reminder that thorough-go-
ing revision must eventually be faced.
It will substitute the deliberations of
a competent convention for the prej-
udices of a free-for-all. In the end,
of course, the handiwork of the ex-
perts will still have to meet approval
at the polls. But the verdict will be
preceded by a campaign of education
which was not possible this year in
the overshadowing importance of the
national election. Moreover, the issue
will come before the people in a sin-
gle, clear-cut proposition to accept
the reform as a whole or to reject it.
Interest will not be decentralized
through fourteen separate channels,
as was the case last Tuesday.
The political clash of 1928 has been
loosely called a battle between city
and country. The description has
some cogency in its application to the
Pennsylvania referendums. Rural
districts and urban districts nearly
neutralized each other in their re-
spective attitudes. The State College
loan, for instance, which the State
Grange indorsed, was supported out-
side the big cities and rejected within.
Conversely, [Jrojects of metropolitan
"appeal found their native strength
more than matched by the external
agrarian opposition. |
This partisanship based on geo-
graphy proved an unfortunate mood
in which to approach questions re-
quiring a judicial impartiality. As
appens when emotion prevails
' over reason, the attempt to interpret
some of the proposals in terms of sec-
tionalism involved palpable errors
irers saw |
| their campus apparatus saved from de-
struction the gymnasium at Susquehanna,
at Selinsgrove on Monday, when several
thousand dollars damage was done. Sev-
‘eral collegians were overcome by smoke
and cut by broken glass in their success-
ful efforts to hold the fire in check until
the fire company arrived.
i —The last of the concrete on the Wil-
liam Penn highway was poured Monday
between Mifflintown and Thompsontown, on
Route 31, which has been under construec-
tion most of the summer. The stretch of
new road is 9.4 miles in length, and when
thrown open to traffic will provide a
stretch of forty-seven miles of concrete
road between Harrisburg and Mifflintown.
—When Mrs. Morris Bucher entered the
home of her son-in-law at Columbia, Pa.,
she did not know that heavy paper on the
floor covered the opening from which the
large register grate of a pipeless furnace
had been removed. Stepping on the paper,
the woman plunged into the cellar, land-
ing on top of the furnace. Weighing more
than 200 pounds, the strength of three men
was required to pull her from the hole.
—When Willard Michael attempted to
tighten a bolt on a running machine, after
removing the guard, in the Berwick plant
of the American Car and Foundry Com-
pany, he was painfully injured. He
thought that his injury was sufficient pun-
ishment for his folly but to his consterna-
tion he learned that his act was to cost
him a fine. A deputy factory inspector ar-
rested him for removing the guard and he
was fined $25.
—A certificate of incorporation of the
Hahn Home, provided for under the will
of the late Anna L. Gardner, of York, Pa.,
the estate now being worth $400,000, was
granted by the court this week. The
Hahn Home is to be built in or near York
and will be a home for aged unmarried
women of good character and habits who
by reason of business reverses or diminu-
tion of estate do not have the means for
living in the manner to which they had
been accustomed.
{ —Mayor Joseph Cauffiel, of Johnstown,
announced, Tuesday that beginning next
Sunday “and every Sunday thereafter as
long as the blue laws are on the Common-
wealth statute books,” he will force the
loeal street railway company to suspend
operations; will close all drug stores,
restaurants, news stands, filling stations
and will put the lid on everything in
town.” The mayor's edict countered a
demand made by the city council today
that he clean up vice conditions,”
—Three cases of importance have been
decided by jury in the civil courts of Mif-
flin county. The suits were instituted by
the borough of Lewistown against three
: churches, St. John’s Lutheran Church,
i Methodist church of Lewistown, in which
| the borough made an effort to collect
| paving assessments for building of side-
walks about their cemetery properties. The
churches showed no profit was being de-
rived from these properties and Judge
Thomas F. Bailey instructed the jury that
they must find for the churches.
! —HBphraim Wirick and Ambrose Berke-
bile, alderman and constable of the Sev-
venteenth ward in Johnstown, were given
jail sentences on Monday when arraigned
before the Cambria county court at Ebens-
burg as the result of their ocnviction of
extortion. Wirick was sentenced to serve
from four months to one year in the
county jail, and Berkebile was given from
nine months to one year. Both defendants
were also remaoved from office. Their ar-
rest and conviction grew out of the illegal
collection of fees in liquor and gambling
—Taken from the wild mountain region
six miles from Pottsville, where she had
built herself a shelter of poles and boughs,
Anna Sincosky, 23, of Cumbula, Schuylkill
county, told police that she had been forc-
ed to flee to the mountains to escape what
she termed “the road house gang.” The
girl, who claimed she had existed in the
mountain region for five months, was dis-
covered by a hunter, Martin Goss, of Selt-
zer City. She was scantily clad and was
badly bruised, apparently as a result of an
attack she told authorities she had suffer-
ed at the hands of two men several days
before. She was committed to the Schuyl-
kill county prison on a technical charge.
—A second oil well is being drilled in
the vicinity of Mount Union. Pittsburgh
capitalists are now drilling a test well in
Shavers Creek valley, on lots adjoining the
farms of Booher brothers, of Mt. Union, R.
D., and ten miles north of Petersburg.
Late report of the operations state that
i the drillers are down nearly 1000 feet. The
Juniata Valley Oil and Gas Company, of
of fact, notably in the measure to al- |
, ter the basis of county debt limits. As
{ these developments become more
widely realized, the force of Governor
Fisher's remarks
ly apparent.
| A Monument to McCoy.
From the Harrisburg Telegraph.
His admirersinthe United States
and the Philippines will read with in-
terest and approval a cable from Man-
agua that both Conservatives and Lib-
erals in Nicaragua have ynitel to raise
funds for a monument as a tribute to
Brigadier General Frank R. McCoy,
who supervised the recent presidential
election. “Plaza McCoy” would be
established as the site of the monu-
ment. Thus American soldiers, ma-
rines, sailors, aviators and statesmen
| carry good will throughout the world.
"And on top of it all comes the tour
of the President-elect to further bind
the Triendly relations of
| Americas
will be correspond- |
which Morley Queen, of Mount Union, is
the president, and made up mostly of New
! York capitalists, started drilling on Wed-
| nesday for a test well on the farm of T.
H. Gates, known as the Vale View farm,
near Newton Hamilton. Both companies
are enthusiastic over the prospects of
—@Going to the Pennsylvania Railroad
station at Elizabethtown to meet his wife,
Harry Weidman, 38, noticed the body of
a woman lying across the rails beneath a
coach of a train that was just about to
move. Weidman heard the signal of the
conductor and the hiss of steam from the
locomotive as he raced across the platform
and dragged the unconscious woman to
safety. He carried her to the light and
discovered he had saved the life of his
wife. Mrs. Weidman had been visiting in
New York and her husband had gone to
the train to meet her. When the passengers
| alighted from the coaches Weidman failed
‘to find his wife and was pnzzled. It is be-
; lieved the woman tripped after alighting
the two from a coach and fell in the darkness, un-
noticed by others.