Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 08, 1929, Image 1

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Demoreaic Hts
— Senator Salus sponsoring re- |
form legislation sounds like “Satan
reproving sin.”
—Men will be chivalrous. Down
in Lousiana the official hangman |
took Mrs. Ada Bonner Lebouef to the
gallows before he slipped the noose
around the neck of her paramour. |
“Ladies and children first.”
—Frank Rorth died in Detroit
from idiopathis aplastic anemia.
Frank ought to be happy that he is |
rid of that disease. Think of the
trouble he would have had telling his
friends what was wrong with him
had he survived.
—In New York, on Saturday,
Matthew Cantwell was held on sus-
picion of having been implicated in
the $350,000 Maufoussin jewel rob-
‘bery. Matthew became highly indig-
nant—upon his arrest. He said he
‘was “a law abiding liquor salesman”
and couldn’t understand why the po-
lice wouldn’t let him go in the face
of such indisputable evidence of re-
—Drunkenness in Atlanta, Ga., has
increased three hundred per cent.
since 1919. But that doesn’t prove
that Prohibition is a failure. It only
means that so far as the liquor ques-
tion is concerned the South is the
most hypocritical part of the coun-
try. They went dry down there long
before Mr. Volstead suggested that
all the States follow suit. It was
«class legislation on their part then
and its class legislation now.
—The borough of Duncannon is
thinking of selling its municipal
lighting plant to a corporation that
has offered a very handsome st m for
the plant and the franchise. At
present they have cheap light there
and, besides, the plant makes enough
money to keep the streets of the
town in repair. Our advice to Dun-
cannonites is to hold onto their light.
ing service until they are sure that
the corporation that wants to buy
them out will be supplying cheap
light twenty years from now and
contributing a little toward the main-
tenance of the streets.
—After reading Will Truckenmil-
ler’s contribution to the Watchman’s
“hexing” stories, which appears on
page four of this issue, we have come
to the conclusion “that there are a
few holes in this “hex” stuff after
all. According to his story Fanny
was so perfectly “hexed” that she
had “sleepless nights.” We would
have believed every word of Will's
‘wierd tale had we not picked it up.
just after we had read the proof of
a kidney remedy advertisement now
running in the Watchman. It says
that everybody is liable to have
“sleepless nights” and when you get
them the only remedy to take is
Lithiated Buchu. Lithiated Buchu
sounds as mysterious to us as “hex”
but maybe if Fanny had taken that
her “sleepless nights” would have
been ended before her “pap” bored
the hole in the front step.
—The worm has turned at last.
Up in Boston, on Sunday, a gentle-
man tipped the police off to the fact
that his wife was sitting in at a pok-
er party at a neighbor's house and
the place was raided. Remembering
well wives who nagged and bedevil-
«ed their husbands because they took
an occasional night out in the pre-
Volstead days and helped bring about
a condition in which there is no place
for the male of the species to goat
night but home, we think a monu-
ment ought to be erected to this
brother. Women do as they please.
It is not so with men any more, be-
cause the women saw to it that the
thing that a lot of men pleased most
to do was taken away from them.
‘We're for an amendment to the Con-
stitution that would reduce gossip at
bridge-luncheons, afternoon teas and
sewing circles to less than one half
of one per cent. of the conversation
indulged in thereat.
—Bellefonte is in a delemma. In
a h——of a dilemma, we should say.
Every property owner and every tax
payer has some fat in this fire. The
town is built on hills and hills are
hard to navigate in slippery weather.
Try as one will his or her sidewalks
can’t always be free of ice or snow
and, yet, if someone falls and injures
him or herself on a sidewalk in town
the property, under certain condi-
tions, is liable for the physical dam-
ages suffered by the faller. What are
we going to do about it? Well—we
can’t dig down the hills and make the
pavements level, thereby reducing
the hazard. We can’t stop water
from seeping out of somewhere and
congealing over night. We can't
change nature so that rain won't
freeze as it falls sometimes. In fact
it is utterly impossible to keep side-
walks here or anywhere else in such
a condition that those who pass over
them are safe from falling.. A ban-
ana peel, a gob of spit, a bit of oil
are just as much of a menace, some-
times, as ice; and what property
owner can prevent the thoughtless
pedestrian from depositing either on
his sidewalk. Really, it is a serious
matter and if property is to be held
liable for damages everytime some-
one falls on it we had better have
council pass an ordinance making it
unlawful to walk on the sidewalks of
An Important Question.
The Supreme court of the United
States will, in the near future, ac-
cording to information from Wash-
ington, decide a question which has
long been in doubt and recently has
become one of considerable import-
ance. Section 7 of Article 1 of the
constitution provides that all bills
passed by both branches shall be
presented to the President for ap-
proval and adds: “If any bill shall
not be returned by the President
within ten days, Sundays excepted,
after it shall have been presented to
him, the same shall be a law in like
manner as if he had signed it, unless
the Congress, by their adjournment,
prevent its return, in which case it
shall not be a law.” The problem is
the interpretation of the dissolution
of the first session of a Congress.
The life of a Congress is two years
and it is divided into two or more ses-
sions. The Seventieth Congress, for
example, began on the 4th of March.
1927, and will end on the 4th of
March this year. The first session
convened on the first Monday in De-
cembher, 1927, and dissolved in June,
1928. The second session began on
the first Monday in December, 1928,
and will end, by limitation, on the
4th of March next. The custom has
been to regard the close of the first
session as an adjournment and treat
bills remaining in the hands of the
President as dead. But bills on the
calendar at the end of the first ses-
sion have been held to be alive and
permitted to hold their places at the
opening of the second or subsequent
sessions of the same Congress.
The promised decision of the Su-
preme court acquires significance be-
cause of the effect it will have on the
Muscles Shoals bill enacted and pre-
sented to the President shortly be-
fore the end of the first session of
the present Congress and held with-
out approval or veto until after the
adjournment. Senator Norris, author
of the bill, contends that the dissolu-
tion in June was simply a recess and
that the adjournment contemplated
by the provision of the constitution
is:that which eccurs at the end of the
term. This view is concurred in by
the Judiciary committee of the House
of Representatives, and if the Su-
preme court affirms it the apparent
victory of the power trust in the
Muscles Shoals affair will wither like
dead sea fruit. It would be a splen-
did consummation.
— Poison gas has victories in
peace as well as war, according to
the Army Chemical Warfare Service.
mmm ee —
Paper Ships Not Wanted.
Senator Pat Harrison, of Missis-
sippi, may not have been very “wide
of the mark” when he declared, dur-
ing an argument in the Senate the
other day, that the real influence be-
hind the pending cruiser bill is the
steel corporations of the . country.
“This provision,” he said, referring to
the section requiring the building
of fifteen ships within a period of
three years, “will help the Bethlehem
Steel corporation and other steel
companies. It will require more steel
and add to their profits.” He might
have added that the Republican party
owes a good deal to the steel cor-
porations, and the custom of the
leaders of that party is to discharge
such obligations by enacting legisla- |
tion of that sort.
The President and the President-
elect are openly opposed to such a re-
quirement and the religious organiza-
tions, which have contributed largely
to Republican victories in recent
years are actively in opposition to it.
President Coolidge may be influenced
in his attitude on the subject by an
ambition to vest larger powers in the
executive department of the govern-
ment. He is inordinately fond of
authority and it is suspected that Mr.
Hoover is of the same mind. But
religious bodies and the pacifists gen-
erally are moved by higher impulses.
They sincerely believe that the pro-
posed increase of naval strength im-
plies preparation for war with some-
body and is necessarily provocative
of war.
But Senator Harrison is not 0
closely in touch with public senti-
ment in his statement “that the con-
struction programme should be plac-
ed in the hands of the incoming Pres-
ident ‘as a weapon of diplomacy’ to
force other nations with respect to
further disarmament.” That would
be equivalent to assuming the attitude
of a national bully, which is anything
but an attractive figure in diplomatic
activities. A vast majority of the
people of the United States are op-
posed to war and in favor of perma-
nent peace, but they are not impressed
with the efficiency of a navy compos-
ed of paper ships, worthless for all
purposes except as scare-crows as
used by farmers in the corn field.
They want the real thing or nothing.
Hoover's Plan of Abolishing Poverty.
According to current gossip in
Washington President-elect Hoover
will ask Congress, to be assembled in
extra session in April, “to lay the
foundation for the $3,000,000,000 re-
serve credit to be available for relief
of unemployment in times of indus-
trial depression.” The method of ac-
cumulating this considerable sum of
money is left to conjecture, but Gov-
ernor Brewster, of Maine, who is
sponsor for the enterprise assures the
public that it will not be hoarded up
in the federal treasury to be drawn
upon at the discretion of the Presi-
dent. Neither is it to be accomplish-
ed entirely by the federal govern-
ment nor committed to the President
“to be expended whenever and how-
ever he may choose.”
On the contrary the fund is to con-
sist, not of money, but to assume the
form of a “reserve credit,” whatever
that may be. Both Mr. Hoover and
Governor Brewster realize that “ty-
ing up the finances of the country
during a period of business activity”
would be “economically unsound,”
that operating exclusively through
the federal government would
make for ‘centralization of au-
thority at Washington” and that
committing the administration of the
fund to the President might result in
“an arbitrary exercise of power,”
which could be used and abused “for
political ends,” an idea intolerable to
the Governor of a State in which a
combination of cunning and thrift in-
vented and marketed wooden nut-
| The purpose of the enterprise is
admirable. It is to provide employ-
ment for men out of work by erect-
ing public buildings and constructing
other public works wherever and
whenever “there is an unemployment
| crisis in sight.” We used to joyfully
| sing “Uncle Sam is rich enough to
buy us all a farm,” and it is certain
i that his credit is ample to build as
| many houses as he wants. But cred-
. it will not endure forever unless there
'is money available to meet obliga-
tions as they become due and the $3,
000,000,000 “reserve credit” would
. necesarily, sooner or later, require an
equivalent in hard cash to be drawn
from the taxpayers of the country in
the form of levies of one kind or an-
resem pene emee.
——Joe Grundy is no longer satis-
fied with running the Pennsylvania
Legislature. But in undertaking to
: control Congress he may be ‘taking
iin too much territory.”
meester ener sarees.
Pinchot Arraigns the Power Trust.
Former Governor Pinchot makes a
strong case against the Power trust
in a pamphlet he has recently issued,
entitled “The Power Monopoly, Its
| Makeup and Its Menace.” He states
| that out of 4362 power corporations
.in the United States on June 30, 1927,
{only eighty-five were entirely inde-
, pendent. Of the 4196 operating pow-
er companies at the time, 3108 “were
| controlled by forty-one great holding
companies” which controlled more
i than eighty-two per cent. of all the
i electrical power generated in the
! United States,” and “nearly eighty-
| three per cent. of all our people de-
{ pended upon them for electrical en-
ergy.” This is certainly a very near
| approach to complete monopoly.
But the ties that bind these inter-
{ests to a common purpose is more
‘ obvious than those figures would im-
| ply, according to Mr. Pinchot’s pam-
phlet. “Eight of the forty-one pow-
er giants,” he says, “are under con-
trol of the General Electric interests |
seven under control of the Insull in-
, terests, four under Morgan, two un-
der Mellon, one under Byllesby and
,one under Doherty control.” Thus,
!he continues, “twenty-three of the
| forty-one are power giants. But that
is not all. Twelve more are under
| the joint control of two or more of
| the six interests. That leaves only
six of the forty-one power giants
| which are not yet known to be con-
trolled by the six great power com-
| binations. “The history of frenzied
j finance reveals no more complete tig-
\ up.” ”
But what right has Gifford Pin-
! chot to come forward with a belated
‘indictment of what he inferentially
denounces as a “gang of thieves?”
Does he expect to be able to retain a
reputation for civic righteousness by
. helping to build up a criminal con-
spiracy and then condemning it?
. That has been his practice for years
{and has “gone over.” It has fooled
,a good many people a good many
| times but it won't work forever. In
supporting Herbert Hoover for Presi-
i dent last fall he was not only giving
important but essential aid to the
‘Power trust but “was sinning in the
light of knowledge.’ He was helping
to put Muscle Shoals and the Bould-
ier dam in the hands of the trust,
- which will be its greatest acquisition.
Curious Facts on Prohibition.
The refusal of the House of Rep-
resentatives in Washington to concur
in the Senate amendment of the De-
ficiency Supply bill appropriating
$24,000,000, to be used by the incom-
ing President, at his discretion, for
dry enforcement, is more a victory
for Secretary Mellon than for either
the wets or drys in and out of Con:
gress. Mr. Mellon is opposed to any
new or drastic measures along that
line for reasons which he has not re-
vealed. His anxiety to end his serv-
ice as Secretary of the Treasury in
the Coolidge administration with a
creditable balance of accounts mady
be the influencing cause of his atti-
tude. But a good many people be-
lieve that he is not in sympathy with
prohibition at all.
Some weeks ago the head of the
prohibition organization testified be-
fore a Congressional committee that
it would require $400,00,000 annually
for some years to make enforcement
effective. In pursuance of that es-
timate and information Senator
Bruce, of Maryland, offered an
amendment to a then pending bill ap-
propriating $300,000,000 in addition
to the sums previously appropriated
which caused consternation among
the organized Prohibitionists and
promptly brought them into alliance,
with Mr. Mellon in opposition. Sub-
sequently the Prohibitionists divided
on the question and on motion of Sehn-
ator Harris, of Georgia, the $24,000,-
000 proposition was submitted, which
now seems likely to fail.
In eight years since the Volstead
law has been on the statute book
$250,000,000 has been spent in trying
to enforce it, 483,474 arrests have
been made, 269,584 persons have been
jailed, 38,087 automobiles have been
seized, 135 offenders and fifty-four
officers have been killed and accord-
ing to Secretary Mellon ‘there are
now 21,000 liquor cases pending in
the federal courts and causing con-
gestion, with no relief in sight.” This
record is substantial proof that the
existing system is not successful and
Ie arhinde. of Mr. Mellon and the ac-
on the Harris amendment indicate an
unwillingness to try another system
which the appropriation would have
made possible.
| ——1If Mr. Pinchot had issued his
pamphlet on the menace of the Pow-
er trust before the election it would
have done more good for the coun-
try and reflected greater credit om
St ————
Groundhog Saw Shadow, Weather
Becomes Colder.
| Luther Rider, of Gatesburg, was in
Bellefonte on Saturday morning, and
scouted the idea that the groundhog
has anything to do with the weath-
er, but if he has or if he hasn't, he
had a chance to see his shadow if
he came out ‘at the right time of day,
on Saturday, and within forty-eight
hours, or to be exact, on Monday
morning, zero weather prevailed.
i Mr. Rider, who is a young farmer,
avers that the groundhog has no
set date for emerging from his bur-
| row in the earth and gave as proof
{ the fact that after the fall of snow
| two weeks ago he saw the tracks of
one of the animals where it had been
, meandering back and forth as if in
, search of food. And he knows they
wera the tracks of a groundhog be-
{ cause in January, 1928, he trailed a
: similar track through a deep snow to
ia hole in the ground. And curious
to find out just what kind of an ani-
mal it was that made the tracks he
worked half a day digging it out and
i found a groundhog. It was nice and
| fat and made a splendid roast.
——The big dividend of the Stand-
ard Oil company of Indiana suggests
the idea that Colonel Stewart pur-
poses to pay his campaign expenses
with other people’s money.
——Public audits are expensive at
about half a million dollars a piece,
but Governor Fisher
they are worth the price.
——Auditor General Martin admits
there are a good many gas tax de-
linquents but he is not willing to re-
veal their names.
——The “new line-up” of Philadel-
phia politicians may be a tough
bunch but it couldn’t be as bad as the
Vare bandits.
Sie anf tian
——When Commissioner Holmes,
of Philadelphia, meets Sheriff Cun-
ningham in rivalry, “then comes the
tug of war.”
——The vote on the cruiser bill
clearly shows that Congress expects
to get Coolidge off its hand in the
near future.
oft of the: House: of Representatives
NO. 6.
A Political Dry Raid Fails.
From the Philadelphia Record.
With one mighty kick the House of
Representatives hoisted the $24,000,-
000 prohibition enforcement appro-
priation out of the game.
It was time. Ever since the appro-
priation was moved the proposal has
been a political football at which ev-
eryone had a kick. All the rules
were forgotten.
Fanatical drys lined up with the
most devout wets and jumped on the
prostrate form of F. Scott McBride,
head of the Anti-Saloon League, who
backed the appropriation. Men who
keep the pictures of Coolidge and
Mellon at their bedsides told their
heroes where they could go when it
was announced that the Administra-
tion opposed the appropriation. It
was a wonderful melee in which the
bitterest enemies were found fight-
ing side by side, only pausing in the
battle long enough to take occasional
swipes at each other.
The proposal was ridiculous in the
first place. Adding $24,000,000 to the
$13,000,000 already voted for enforce-
ment would only be pouring that
much more down the rathole. Com-
missioner Doran, who if anyone
should know, states that $300,000,000
is needed for complete enforcement
anda the best engineer in the world
cannot build a $300,000,000 dam with
The proposal now goes to confer-
ence with the House managers in-
structed to vote against it. It should
be promptly killed there. Revival of
the unseemly and discreditable
scheme would be a national scandal.
mete pel eet.
Fourth Offenders.
From the Pittsburgh Press.
Legislation suggested by the Penn-
sylvania Crimes Commission bears
the stamp of common sense. En-
tirely suited to the end sought, yet
lacking any tinge of repressive sen-
sationalism, is the proposal for deal-
ing with habitual offenders against
the law.
In New York and Michigan, to cite
two instances, the fourth conviction
of a felony makes the imposition of
life sentence mandatory = upon the
courts. This denial of judicial dis-
cretion in some instances has result-
ed in actual injustice. »
The gunman, the thug, the crimi-
nal who uses forte in his operations,
is a menace to society who must be
dealt with summarily and sufficient-
ly. Yet it is impossible to draw a
straight line and say flatly that all
who cross it four times shall spend
the remainder of their lives in prison.
The proposed Pennsylvania law
furnishes the courts and prosecuting
officers ample means of dealing with
crime. If the record of the offender
warrants, he may be permanently in-
carcerated upon a fourth conviction.
If there are mitigating circum-
stances, if his offense is not held in
sufficient social condemnation, the
punishment may be less.
That is fair, both to society and
the criminal class.
An “Old Fogy” at 25.
From the American Magazine.
Business statistics show that the
average American man is an “old
fogy” at 25 years of age. By that .
.age he has acquired the little stock
.enough to make him a living. Hence-
is persuaded
of ideas and practices which are
forth. he becomes: purely a creature
of habit, his mind ‘closed tight
against new ideas.
These facts:are brought forward
as pointing out the importance of
keeping the finer parts of the brain
active through regular exercise, and
of jarring oneself forcibly out of ruts
by systematic and violent disturbance
of routine. Professor William James,
the psychologist, is quoted as advis-
“Once in every so often we ought
to clean out our desks—and what a
useless accumulation of things we
find when we do it—turn the desk
at an angle of 180 degrees and look
at a different wall or out of a dif-
ferent window, and get a new light
on our daily affairs. If it is ous-custom
to go to bed every night at 9 o'clock,
then we should stay up occasionally
all night and see the city, and our
fellow men, under the stars and the
arc lamps. If we lunch every day at
the same place, and with the same
group, let us make it a rule atleast
once a week to lunch elsewhere and
talk with and listen to different peo-
e——————— fy ——————
Attorney General a Busy Man.
From the Harrisburg Telegraph.
Cyrus BE. Woods has dropped into
the business of the Attorney Gener-
al’'s Department as easily as though
he had been there the past few years.
Judge Baldridge never did care very
much for the duties of the depart-
ment, but Mr. Woods is eating them
up like a freight engine eats up coal
on the up grade. And incidentally
he already has quite a string of cars
to his train. His coming to the Cap-
itol has added to the Governor's ad-
visers not only a keen legal mind, but
a man who knows his way about be-
hind the political screens as few do.
This makes him a very valuable addi-
tion to the Executive staff in the
midst of such a legislative session as
is now in progress and quite a lot of
knotty little problems are finding
thiols way to the department for solu-
| ~The Milton branch of the American
i Car and Foundry company has received
| orders for 700 oil tank cars of standard
i railroad size. It is the largest order re-
! ceived in five vears, and will mean an all-
. winter's work.
| :
, —Practically every small moveable ar-
| ticle was stolen from the home of J. W.
i Applegate, of Bradford, last Wednesday
{ night or early Thursday morning. The
i thieves entered through a rear door and
took away the radio, silverware, lamps,
; bed clothing, personal attire and canned
! fruit. The Applegate family is spending
the winter in Florida.
| —Police Captain Albert C. Miller, of
| Allentown, head of the Fraternal Order of
| Police of the United States of America,
was sued for $25,000 for breach of prom-
ise by Miss Marie Schleicher. Miller, who
is six feet tall and weighs 300 pounds,
the fair plaintiff alleges, ‘‘cried like a
baby on her shoulder,” married another
woman, owes her money and wrote 200
love letters.
—A live lizard reported to have been
found encased in a large rock by a work-
man digging a grave in a cemetery is to
be sent to State College for examination
by naturalists. The worker split the rock
with his pick, liberating the lizard, which
at first was dormant but later showed
signs of life. The man said there was no
crack or crevice in the stone through
which the lizard might have crawled into
the rock.
—Miss Inez Cole, 30, of Macedonia, near
Towanda, was found on Saturday night in
a ravine into which she had strayed when
she kecame lost last Thursday night, after
a visit to friends living on Tip Top moun-
tain. One foot was frozen and physicians
believe, it may have to be amputated, while
the woman is also threatened with pneu-
monia. She was found when persons pas-
sing near the ravine were attracted by her
—Hiram Swank’s Sons, Inc., of Johns-
town, have filed a complaint with the
Public Service Commission against four
railroads, alleging that an unjust, un-
reasonable and discriminatory rate is
charged for the transportation of fire
brick to eastern Pennsylvania points.
The railroads named in the complaint are
the Pennsylvania, Reading, New York
Central and Cherry Tree and Dixonville
Railroad company. :
—Because John S. McQuinn, masseur,
thought it was sheer waste to use alcohol
on his patients, he is in the Lancaster
county jail serving fifteen days for intoxi-
cation. McQuinn was on the job at St.
Joseph’s hospital for a week. The second
day, hospital attendants told police, Mec-
Quinn became intoxicated. He stayed -
that way all the rest of the week. Hospi--
tal officials investigated and found that
patients were being rubbed with cold wat-
er while McQuinn was using the alcohol
himself. .
—F. E. Bush, 96, reputed to be the old-
est postmaster in’ the United States, died
Friday at his home at Standing Stone,
Bradford county. He had been postmas-
ter there since 1875 and a year ago was
commended by Postmaster General New
as the oldest postmaster in the Nation.
He. settled in Standing Stone in 1863
when p0 years old and opened a general
store. He was the first station master in
his community and rode -on the first train
run between Wilkes-Barre and Waverly,
N. Y., over the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
—John M. Hoffman and Frank Hoffman,
of Tyrone, have purchased the D. P. Min-
ick ice cream factory, at Lancaster, and
the Twin Spring creamery at Milnor, near
there, together with all real estate of the
two business concerns. The business will
be incorporated, the present factory re-
modeled and a retail milk and dairy pro-
ducts department established. The Hoff-
mans are sons of William E. Hoffman,
Tyrone, one of the pioneers in the ice
cream business, who established his busi-
ness in Tyrone in 1891, which, under the
name of W. E. Hoffman Company, has es-
tablished factories in Tyrone, Philipsburg,
Barnesboro, Altoona and Indiana. The
Hoffman business is now part of the
National Dairy Products Corporation.
—A summons in a damage suit for $2,-
000 against William C. Frutiger, cigar
manufacturer, of Red Lion, York county.
has been forwarded to sheriff J. H.
Menges for service by the Philadelphia
common pleas court. The suit is based
on a supposedly trick cigar. The pros-
ecutor is Samuel Tuftes, of Philadelphia,
who alleges ‘that on December 31, he
" smoked 4 cigar manufactured by the Red
Lion man. The cigar contained a large
nail and other substances that he had no .
knowledge of and which the manufactur-
er should have known were in the pro-
duct. While smoking the cigar it ex-
ploded, resulting in burns to Juftes' lips,
nose, mouth and other parts of his face.
He claims that he suffered a nervous
shock for which he claims the damages
—Following a three months’ silence,
from the time they struck and fatally
injured Theodore Foley, an Osceola Mills
resident, on the night of October 27th.,
while walking along the Houtzdale-Osceo-
la highway, Irvin Kephart, 23, and Clar-
ence Kephart, 15, cousins, both residents
, of Ashley, Clearfleld county, confessed
full responsibility for the fatality, last
week, when confronted with evidence
gathered by members of the state high-
way patrol. The youths were placed in
the Clearfield county jail, where they will
be held to face a charge of involuntary
manslaughter. The two Kepharts, on
learning of Foley's death, agreed to main-
tain a close silence in regard to their
own part in the fatality and maintained
that pact until the time evidence was
presented which led to their arrest.
—Neighbors and friends who had long
given Mrs. Sarah Brey, 71, of Pennsburg.
potatoes and other necessities of life,
were surprised when Horace H. Smith,
jusitce of the peace, opened her small safe
last week, after her death and found $8,-
354 in currency and $209 in gold in an old
tobacco pouch. Old pocketbooks contained
currency that had become mouldy with
age. One bundle of $20 bills, totaling
$2500, bore the Farmers’ National bank
brand dated 1914. She had obtained the
money from the bank as part of the in-
hertiance from the estate of her hus-
band, Milton Brey, who at the time of
his death ‘held the Pennsylvania State
marksmanship championship. Several
$500 notes were found. There were four
$100 bills and the balance was in $50 bills.
Timé had blotted out the signature of
bank officials on some of the paper money.
pars. Brey's will was: also found in the
: safe,