Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 07, 1929, Image 1

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—On July first the new currency
is to be put in circulation. Then
everybody’s bills will be smaller.
__We don’t know whether we're
to have a frost every month this
year but we've already had two in
— The Vare machine has nothing
on the Mellon machine in the matter
of election frauds but both together
have honest voters “in chancery.”
— Lloyd George will be in his
element during the next administra-
tion of the British government. He
can bargain with either or both sides.
Now if President Hoover were
like Colonel Roosevelt, Senator Jones,
of five-and-ten fame, would be the
the baby member of the Annanias
club of America.
— Some pseudo-wise man has pro-
claimed that science is now training
children to eat disliked foods. Science
is doing nothing of the sort. If any-
thing is accomplishing such a benefi-
cent result it is either necessity or
We agree with Mayor Jimmie
Walker, of New York in his belief
that “there is nothing worse in pub-
lic life than the solemn dinner,” but
there is only one thing we ever
knew of that proved infallible in
taking the sol out of solemn and
that can’t be had any more.
Citizens of Jackson, Michigan,
are in New York buying an elephant
with which to properly celebrate the
seventy-fifth anniversary of the birth
of the Republican party. They say
it was born in their town three
quarters of a century ago.—Not the
elephant, the Republican party.
Some years ago a sheriff down in
Florida attached a circus for debt.
He took its only elephant in satis-
faction of the claim, then the county
came near going bankrupt buying
hay for the elephant.
__As we said, a few weeks ago,
we don’t know John J. Raskob. For
that matter we. don’t know Bishop
Cannon, either. We know, how-
ever, that when the Democratic par-
ty falls into the control of a°*Meth-
odist Bishop we're through with it.
That is the reason we're hoping that
the Virginia Democrats will have
sense enough to realize that our
donkey would starve to death be-
fore a Bishop would feed it. Ordi-
nary preachers are bad enough but
Bishops only get to be Bishops when
they come to be past masters at the
art of riding up to your door, dis-
mounting and throwing the bridle
reins into someone else’s hands to
care for the beast. Then they just
naturally flow into the most com-
fortable chair in the best room in
the house and sit there to inspire
awe until dinner is ready. And what
do they do at dinner ? They start
it by praying that the food may be
consecrated to the use of OUR
bodies and proceed to consecrate all
the white meat to the use of
THEIRS. No, Virginia Democrats,
jon’t dally with Bishop Cannon or
any other Bishop. Their place is in
the pulpit, not in politics.
— Surely we'll have to get better
n Centre county. It was bad enough
when they were compelled to build
1 “bull pen” in the court house, but
iow that they are going to enlarge
he jail the matter becomes more
serious. Naturally a large jail will
sost something. Then it will cost
nore each year to maintain it. Af-
ser it is enlarged there will be folks
who'll get worried because it isn’t
jlled up and there'll be a hue and
ry for more sleuths to pick up ten-
ints for the nice, sanitary apart-
nents Dr. McCauley says must be
yrovided there. More sleuths will
nean more salaries and it will keep
nm pyramiding bills for the tax pay-
srs to settle. Almost we are per-
uaded to suggest that it might be a
etter plan to reverse our present
yrocedure. It would at least be
.conomical to reduce the size of the
ails and cut the army of police offi-
ers in half. The county hasn't
rrown in population in the last
wenty years. People don’t seem to
)e any worse than they were twenty
rears ago, so the only conclusion we
an draw from that is that they
veren’t being found out then and
hey are now. And what we didn’t
now, twenty years ago, didn’t hurt
1s a bit.
— Rarely have we sat for a photo-
raph. The reason is obvious. The
'hotographer doesn’t live who could
nake a true likeness of us that
vould inspire anything else than a
esire to murder him. Several pen
jctures that we have among our
lippings have been moderately
atisfying to our vanity but none so
erfectly portrays just what we
onestly are like as the bit of jingle
ppended here. We don’t know the
uthor. We regret that because we'd
ertainly like to give him credit for
ainting us, inside and out, more
ke we realize we are than ever we
hought would be done.
would I were beneath a tree;
A-sleeping in the shade;
vith all the bills I've got to pay,
Paid !
would I were on yonder hill,
A-baking in the sun;
7ith all the work I've got to do
Done !
IT would I were beside the sea,
Or sailing in a boat,
7ith all the things I've got to write,
Wrote !
VOL. 74.
Secretary Stimson Throws a Bluff.
It may be assumed that Secretary
of State Stimson appraises President
Hoover's memorial day appeal for
peace at its full face value. In a
statement issued immediately follow-
ing the President’s speech the Pre-
mier of the administration at Wash-
ington warns the public “that the au-
thorized and contemplated naval
programme for the construction of
new ships alone amounts to $1,170,-
800,000,” and in addition, “there will
be required very large increases in
the already large naval budget to
cover the operating cost of these new
ships.” The obvious purpose of the
Secretary is to frighten the govern-
ments of Europe as well as the Con-
gress of the United States away from
the trend to profligacy.
Ever since the Washington con-
ference, held during the Harding ad-
ministration, which accomplished
nothing except the scrapping of two
or three entirely new and very ex-
pensive battleships of the United
States navy, efforts have been in
progress to procure an agreement
among the leading maritime nations
to fix another limit, not exactly on
naval construction, but on naval
strength. The Washington confer-
ence set a limit on battleships bhe-
cause we happened to have an excess
in that type and Great Britain at
once began the construction of cruis-
ers, nearly as powerful as battleships.
The subsequent purpose was to es-
tablish a parity that might be con-
sidered just and a limit at that
Meantime by building cruisers
Great Britain was constantly forging
ahead of the United States in naval
strength and Japan crawling up to an
equality while no agreement could he
reached to check the evil. Finally
Congress authorized a rather ambi-
tious building programme with the
idea of frightening England into a
different frame of mind. The state-
ment of Secretary Stimson may
therefore be interpreted as a warn-
ing that we have the money to bank-
rupt any competitors in naval con-
struction and unless an -agreeement
to limit operations is agreed to we
will use it to that end. It may have
that effect on the minds of the new
government of Great Britain and in
that event it will be a step in the
direction of world peace.
——— A —————
— Everybody is willing to help
President Hoover to enforce prohibi-
tion and all other laws, but in fair-
ress he ought to indicate his plans
if he has any.
President Hoover's Memorial Speech.
The theme of President Hoover's |
Memorial day address was “Peace.”
It was delivered at Arlington Nation-
al cemetery, near the tomb of the
Unknown soldier. Since the close of
the World war each of Mr. Hoover's
predecessors in office had discoursed
on the same theme at the same sa-
cred shrine and it is not invidious to
say that his language rings truer to
the hopes and hearts of the people
than that of either Harding or Cool-
idge. Yet it is not completely satis-
fying. “If this agreement is to ful
fill its high purpose,” he said in ref-
enence to the Kellogg multilateral
treaty, “we and other nations must
accept its consequences. We must
clothe faith and . idealism with ac-
That is to the point and admirable.
But he subsequently envelopes it in
doubt. “If we are to earnestly pred-
icate our views upon renunciation
of war as an instrument of national
policy; if we are to set standards
that naval strength is purely for de-
fense and not for aggression,” he con
tinues, “then the strength in fight.
ing ships required by nations is but
relative to that of other powers.’
There is “the fly in the ointment.
Each nation contends for the right
to determine for itself what consti-
tutes armament for defense and the
inevitable consequence is competition
in naval construction and other mil-
itary equipment, and such activities
are provocative of war rather thar
incitements to peace.
If the Kellogg mulilateral treaty
had heen a sincere expression of its
purpose, and had been accepted by
the other signatories in good faith, it
might have accomplished much good.
But its absolute failure to make pro-
vision for its enforcement discredit-
ed it among thinking men, and the
fact that its adoption was immediate:
ly followed by legislation providing
for a vastly increased naval construc-
tion programme gave it the sem-
blance of a grim joke. No doubt
President Hoover is sincere in his de-
sire for enduring peace, and possibly
he believes in the efficacy of the
Kellogg treaty as an instrument in
that direction. But something more
substantial than memorial orationg
is needed to inspire confidence.
Governor Fisher's Curious Theory.
The conspiracy to loot the public
treasury enjoyed an unusual triumph
in Harrisburg, on Monday. Five
members of the Governor’s cabinet
and four other State officials resign-
ed their commissions, under agree-
ment with the Governor that they
would be reappointed immediately.
The purpose of this operation was to
juggle the provision of the State con-
stitution that “no law shall extend
the term of any public officer, or in-
crease or diminish his salary or
emoluments, after his election or ap-
pointment.” During the recent ses-
sion of the Legislature the salaries of
these officials were considerably in-
creased. Governor Fisher remarked
“the increases are deserved by the
meritorious services performed by
those affected.”
Two years ago each of the officials
affected eagerly sought the places
with a clear understanding of the sal-
aries fixed by law. Since then there
have been no additional burdens or in-
creased labors imposed on these of-
ficials in the performance of their
duties. No criseses have since arisen
that imposed additional tax on the
physical or mental equipment of
these men. No perceptible increase
in the cost of maintaining their fam-
ilies or supporting the dignity of
their offices has occurred. Thousands
of men equally fit, amply capable and
quite as deserving were perfectly
willing to asume the duties and dis-
charge the obligations of these of-
fices at the salaries fixed by the old
law. It is not likely that either of
them asked for the increase.
But Governor Fisher seems to have
adopted a new economic theory and
is “trying it out.” His policy seems
to be “collect like a hard-boiled miser
and spend like a demented profli-
gate.” He feels that the people of
Pennsylvania will stand for any form
of abuse. They have condoned all
sorts of crimes and endured every
type of outrage. The officials bene-
fitted by this violation of the spirit
of the constitution are his personal
friends, and handing them a gener:
ous ~ unearned bonus will increase
their devotion to him. There may
be complaints here and there but
there is no tribunal to which appeal
may be made. It is a cruel policy
and represents a sordid purpose, but
it is effective.
enema Qe eee
——So long as the Athletics are
one hundred points in front it may
be assumed that the country is safe
“and the government at Washington
still lives.”
| rr ————— A _————————
Mrs. Willebrandt Loses Her Fight.
When Mrs. Mabel Walker Wille-
brandt set out to fight Senator Dave
Reed, of Pittsburgh, and the Vare
machine, of Philadelphia, on the mat-
ter of selecting a federal district at-
torney for the Eastern district of
Pennsylvania, the Watchman predict-
ed that she had taken on the fight of
her life. It was a just quarrel. how-
‘ever, and for a righteous purpose.
The enforcement of prohibition leg-
islation in Philadelphia had degener-
ated into an absurd farce mainly for
the reason that the district attorney
had not been in sympathy with the
purpose. Rather than fulfill his ob-
ligation he resigned and the Senator
and the Vare machine undertook to
put another man of the same type
into his place.
| Mrs. Willebrandt, assistant attor-
ney general in charge of enforcement
of prohibition laws, protested against
such a perversion of power and de-
clared that so long as she occupied
her position in the service no man
would be appointed to the vacancy
‘unless he had the approval of the
| prohibition administrator of the dis-
trict and the support of the militant
prohibition element of the commun-
ity. That meant either that Senator
Reed and the Vare machine would be
disappointed or else Mrs. Willebrandt
would lose her job, and the result is
that the newspapers, on last Tues-
day morning, carried the surprising
information from Washington that
Mrs. Willebrandt had resigned and
"her resignation was not only prompt-
ly but hurriedly accepted.
| This ends the happy prohibition
day-dream of the complete drying up
“of the booze streams and the elimina-
tion of the bootlegger industry in
| Philadelphia. These dreams, based
jon promises before the election, made
ito deceive, now vanish and like Mrs.
| Willebrandt’s courage and purpose,
| will soon be forgotten, while the ma-
' chinery of the federal district attor-
iney’s office is preparing to resume
{ business at the old stand and in the
old way. The President expressed
| regret at the parting with the lady
who had done so much for him in mo-
| bilizing bigotry during the campaign,
but he may find consolation in the in-
‘creased devotion of the Philadelphia
PA.. JUNE 7. 1929.
Pittsburgh’s System of Voting.
Judge Gray, of Pittsburgh, obtain-
ed an interesting description of how
Republican majorities are created
in Allegheny county, the other day.
Three women had served as election
officers at Homestead, in that coun-
ty, at the general election in 1926,
and having been convicted of fraud
were before the court for sentence.
The judge had told them of the grav-
ity of their offenses and the evils of
such things upon the public life of
the community and then sentenced
them each to thirty days in jail. This
was a surprise as they had been told
that “it had been fixed with the
judge.” Apparently this promise had
been made without consulting the
court, or possibly the arrangement
had been made with another judge.
But the details of the operation are
interesting. At noon of election day
two Republican leaders, one a cap-
tain of police of Homestead, visited
the polls and expressed disappoini-
ment at the few votes cast. Then
they tore off twenty-five ballots, took
them to an adjacent pool room,
marked them as they desired and re-
turning, deposited them in the ballot
box. Subsequently the clerks were
given twenty-five names to write on
the voter’s list. During the after-
noon the two party leaders brought
bunches of negroes to the polls and
voted them ’‘though half of them
didn’t know what names they were
to use.” One of the witnesses in-
formed Judge Gray that “more than
half the ballots cast during the day
were illegal.”
| Unfortunately the two Republican
leaders who perpetrated these crimes
are immune from arrest and punish-
ment, more than two years, the time
limit, having passed since the occur-
rence, but they arestillin the confi-
dence and favor of the Mellon ma-
chine. The women victims of the
conspiracy of fraud have received
some reward for exposing the iniqui-
ties. They have been paroled from
serving the sentence and their af-
fidavits will be forwarded to the Sen-
ate committee now. considering the
Wilson-Vare contest. In this the in-
tention is good but may not prove
beneficial. The Senate committee
realizes that the Republicans need
votes in the Senate and evidence of
fraud will not influence the machine
ito a just decision.
| ———
County Commissioners to Enlarge
| The Centre county jail is not big
enough to afford proper accommoda-
| tions for the number of law violators
who seem to persistently seek enter-
i tainment there. During the past sev-
eral years the number of prisoners has
run anywhere from twenty up to over
thirty, and the latter number really
meant over-crowding. Then there
never has been suitable accommoda-
tions for female prisoners. There are
only two cells in the jail for the ac-
commodation of women, and to get
to them it is necessary to go right
through the main corridors of the jail
and run the gamut of all the men
In fact back in November, 1927,
Mrs. E. S. H. McCauley, Secretary
of the State Department of Welfare,
wrote a scathing letter to the coun-
ty commissioners, with a duplicate
copy to the court and the sheriff, in
which she condemned the county jail
in no uncertain terms and demanded
that repairs be made forthwith. At
that time the board consisted of John
S. Spearley, James W. Swabb and
John A. Way, and as two of them
would go out of office on the first of
January they paid no attention to the
| During the past year several repre-
sentatives from the Welfare Depart-
ment have visited the commissioner’s
office relative to repairs at the jail
but the board could not see its way
‘clear to do anything until now. They
are now having plans made for an
addition to be built on the south side
of the present building, utilizing the
space between the jail and the high
wall around the jail yard. Entrance
will be direct from the sheriff's office.
| The new portion will be built on mod-
ern lines and with all sanitary equip-'
ment. The estimated cost will be ap-
proximately $10,000.
| ————————ee ee —
The Philadelphia May grand
jury demands the repeal of the Eight- '
.eenth amendment. The Three Tai-
'lors of Tooley street also had some
| nerve.
——After the President's law en-
| forcement commission has disposed |
| of all other problems assigned to it |
Charlie |
| may interest him if he ever finds it
i out.
.it might find out who stole
May “good digestion wait on
appetite and health on both,” after
the Democratic harmony dinner in
; underworld to his political interests. ‘ Washington, next week.
, Tom employed
| salary. Maybe there will be another
NO. 23.
State Officers Resign To Get Salary
As a means of becoming legally
eligible to the increase of salary from
$8000 to $10,000 a year, provided in
a bill passed by the last Legislature,
five members of Governor Fisher's
cabinet resigned, on Monday, and
were reappointed within an hour.
They were:
Rev. Charles G. Jordan, Secretary
of Agriculture; Charles E. Dorworth,
Secretary of Forests and Waters;
Adjutant General Frank D. Beary,
head of military affairs; Benson E.
Taylor, Secretary of Property and
Supplies, and Robert R. Lewis, re-
cently appointed Secretary of the
Other State officials who resigned
to take immediate advantage of in-
creases under the revised code are:
Major Lynn G. Adams, superintend-
ent of State police, $6,000 to $7,500 a
year; Harry L. Knapp, chairman of
the Board of Motion Picture Censors,
$3,600 to $4,800 a year; Mrs. Kath-
erine A. Niver, vice chairman of the
board, $3,300 to $4,500 a year, and
Henry Starr Richardson, secretary,
$3,300 to $4,500 a year.
Under the law judges can legally
accept any salary raise given them
while in office. The increase from
$7,000 to $9,000 in the pay of Judge
Fleming, as well as all other judges
in the State, became effective May
16th, but the increase will not be giv-
en until their June pay check, asthe
money was not available until the
first of this month.
Unveiling of Tablet Drew Large
The unveiling of a bronze tablet in
honor of Elijah Chambers, Revoiu-
tionary soldier, in Gray’s cemetery,
last Thursday afternoon, accentuat-
ed the always solemn services of
Memorial day, and drew to the home
of the dead, in Halfmoon valley, a
crowd of more than three hundred
people, a number traveling quite a
distance to be present. gor: 8
_% The..Col.-John--Proctor- chapter, D.
A. R., of Altoona, was in charge and
was assisted by members of James L.
Noble post Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A squad of World war veterans fired
a military salute over the Revolu-
tionary soldier's grave and the bu-
gler took part in the effective taps
services which closed the program.
Scout Boggs, of the Altoona Boy
Scouts, gave the bugle call, which
opened the program, and took part
in the sounding of taps at its con-
Miss Mary V. Turner, regent of the
rected the D. A. R. ritual, which was
a part of the services.
W. Willard, of Harrisburg, a great-
grandson of the patriot, who was
honored at this time, gave the ad-
dress, and the Rev. Willis Hartsock,
Tyrone, led in prayer. Little Mariet-
ta Larimer, a great-great-grand-
daughter of the hero, assisted by
Miles W. Morrison, Civil war veteran,
who attended in full uniform, unveil-
ed the memorial. At the conclusion
of the D. A. R. service, the V. F. W.
men, led by Commander Burket, and
Sergeant Duncan,
firing squad, conducted their exer-
; “Big Tom” Must Tell.
From the Pittsburgh Press.
The Supreme Court has ruled that
Pennsylvania shall have the “inside”
in one of the most interesting stories
of the State’s political history.
ham of Philadelphia must tell the
Senate where he got the $50,000 he
contributed to the Vare senatorial
primary campaign back in 1926.
Big Tom now is sheriff of Philadel-
phia. At the time he made his gen-
erous donation to Vare he was clerk
of the Court of Quarter Sessions, a
position which paid $8,000 annually.
That he had been able to accumulate
$50,000 for a political fund on that
salary naturally interested the Sen-
ate. It was at least an example of
canny thrift and almost superhuman
investment intelligence.
But Big Tom wouldn't reveal how
he got the money, and defied the Sen-
ate. Now he must tell.
Maybe there will be disclosed to an
acquisitive public the magic system
in conserving his
If it is the first it will interest and
educate the small investor. If the
latter it will interest everyone who
wishes to learn about politics as the
| game is played in Pennsylvania when
{a United States Senatorship is at
——Colonel Lindbergh's name now
adorns the social register, ‘which
——Senator Borah has again as-
sumed the role of “the bull in the
John Proctor chapter, di- |
The Rev. W.
in charge of the«
—Clarence Stocker, who pleaded guilty
to padding Reading's payrolls while a
' highway foreman, this week obtained a
| second extension of the date for imposi-
| tion of sentence when President Judge
{ Paul N. Schaeffer fixed August 12 as the
' day for his appearance.
| —Mr. and Mrs. Milton Freeman, farmers
near Jonestown, Lebanon county, arrived
| home Friday night, after an absence dur-
{ing the afternoon to find that a fifteen-
year-old son, Paul, had taken a tractor
from the barn, and in hitching it to a
harrow ran over Clayton, fifteen months
old brother, killing the child instantly.
—Michael Condo, of Luzerne county,
{ who spent a pleasant hour stoning auto-
' mobiles which passed near his place,
paid $22 before a Freeland alderman as
well as costs. He proved to acrowd he
was able to shoot a twister through the
windshield of the car of Thomas Horn, or
~ —The United States Circuit Court of
' Appeals at Pittsburgh, on Tuesday, dis-
missed, with the consent of counsel for
the appellant, the appeal of Guy W.
Brown, former State Senator and Fayette
county banker, convicted of embezzie-
‘ment. Brown was sentenced - to serve
three years in Atlanta penitentiary.
, —When she leaned against the door of
an automobile in which she was riding
and it opened, Alice Connelly, 23, of Ad-
dison, Pa., fell beneath the wheels of the
car and was fatally injured. She died
! enroute to the McKeesport hospital. Three
other persons in the car, when the acci-
‘dent occurred, were held for coroner’s in-
| —Michael Sabel, 65, a hero of the Johns-
town flood of 1889 in which he was said to
have saved 19 persons from drowning,
committed suicide by hanging at Pitts-
burgh, on Monday. The body was found
by his wife in his garage in East Pitts-
burgh. Sabel had been brooding over his
‘arrest a week ago for injuring a boy with
his automobile, friends said.
John H. Kirck and wife, of West
Lawn, Berks county, believed they were
, victims of a ‘‘spell’” cast by some mali-
' cious person. They spent $646 to have the
spell removed by a band of gypsies who
had been occupying a Penn street store
in Reading. Now the gypsies are gone
and the police are looking for them with
little prospect of locating the money.
Fern Bowlby, 14-year-old daughter of
H. M. Bowlby, near Beachdale, Pa., is
recovering slowly from shock and burns
“received the past week when lightning
, struck the house, coming down the chim-
| ney and tearing one ‘shoe from her foot
and almost removing the other shoe. A
steel arch in the shoe was torn off. She
was standing near a stove. The chimney
was torn from the house and joists in the
basement broken loose.
| _An hour after he had returned from
devotions in church, Michael Mishock, a
Natalie miner, had bitten off the left
thumb of his son-in-law, Henry Hamura,
Kulpmont, in a heated personal encounter,
caused by a wordy battle between their
wives, according to testimony in a damage
suit before Judge Lloyd in the Northum-
pberland county court at Sunbury, Monday.
Hamura asks $5000 damages for his
thumb. Mishock has been convicted of
assault nad battery in the criminal branch
of the court.
{ —The descendants of John Bell, who
came from the north of Ireland in 1776
and settled in Mifflin county, will hold
their first annual reunion, June 20 and 21,
at the Mstunudist training camp, Newton
Hamilton. Some of the clan will travel
there from California. J. Ellis Bell, of
York; Raymond Bell, of Carlisle; D. Bates
Bell, of Beaver, but at one time a resi-
dent of Bellefonte; Miss Marion E. Bell,
| Fearon Bell, Miss Emory Bell, John Kin-
| sloe, Mrs. W. R. Sloan, Robert M. Barr
| and Mary Bell Stannert will be in charge.
—A green grave for his dog and noth-
ing for his former wife were the provi-
sions contained in the will of Ricaman P.
talker, an accountant, of Philadelphia.
walekr died May 28. In his will filed
he bequeathed $3000 to his son, Raymond
P. Walker and daughter, Mabel P. Waik-
er, with instructions to always keep the
grave of his dog green. The testatcr
called the canine a ‘‘true pal.” Walker
directed that his former wife, from whom
h> was divorced in 1905, should be given
no monetary assistance from the estat2.
| —Peter A. Fleming, of Williamsport,
"driver for the Triangle Transportation
| company, saved a $60,000 cargo of silk
two miles east of Locust Gap, near Mount
| Carmel, early on Monday. In a thickly
| wooded section, a large car passed his
truck, then turned crosswise on the high-
! way. Three men, with drawn pistols, de-
! manded Fleming submit to their search
for ‘‘booze’’ on the truck, claiming they
were prohibition agents. Fleming pulled
‘his gun and opened fire and the bandits
‘ran to their car and fled. A suspect was
arrested this evening by State police.
An attempt to destroy the home of
' Michael Martin, of Port Griffiths, Luzerne
| county, was made late Saturday night
when a charge of dynamite was exploded
a few feet from the home as Mrs. Martin
was preparing her five small children for
bed. Aside from shock, no one was in-
jured. Martin, who is employed at the
Number six colliery, of Pennsylvania Coal
company, where the recent Pittston mine
warfare had its inception, was working
when the explosion occurred. Police learn-
ed that he took no active part in the
disturbance of a year ago, and as yet
have found no motive for the crime.
has decided that Big Tom Cunning- |
—Running to catch a street car at Sha-
mokin, Wednesday evening of last week,
Miss Louella Honabach, 16 years old, of
Mount Carmel, dropped dead at the corner
of Shamokin and Commerce streets, at
Shamokin. The girl, who weighed 200
pounds, had been with a companion, Ruth
Miller, to Edgewood park to spend the
day. Returning to Shamokin, they left
the park trolley and started out to catch
the car to Mount Carmel. As the Hona-
bach girl reached the side of the trolley
and was about to board it, she collapsed
and died almost instantly from over-ex-
ertion. In falling her head struck the
street with resounding force rand caused
an ugly gash in her forehead. When the
Miller girl was apprised of the fact that
her companion had been stricken and died,
she collapsed also but was revived a short
time later. It required several men to
carry the heavy girl to a nearby store-
room but she was dead when a physician
arrived on the scene. The intense heat
was a contributing factor in her death,
china shop.”
| together with over-exertion.