Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 11, 1929, Image 1

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    - ~~ INK SLINGS.
c——Sam Lewis’ faction was de--
feated in the York county prfm-
ary and that may work an elimina-
tion of one figure in the contest for
Governor next year, .
: —The announcement that. ‘Uncle
Andy” Mellon will remain in the
Cabinet until the - ‘end “of Président
Hoover's term doesn’t’ surprise us a
bit. In truth we never believed, for
a minute, that there was any dan.
ger of his resigning. Money has been
‘his play toy all his life and the Treas.
ury of the United States means just
as much to Mr. Mellon as a Christ-
mas tree does to the average five year
~ —Senator Sheppard's proposed
amendment to the Volstead law, that
would make the buyer of illegal li-
quor as guilty as the vendor, is caus-
ing sleepless nights, even for some of
the dryest Senators and members of
Congress. It seems to us to be a
perfectly logical proposal. If law
can go half way in making a crime
out-of what isn’t one surely it would
be more consistent if it were to go
the whole way.
—1In Philadelphia, today, even the
ground keepers at Shibe park will be
bigger men than Bill Vare or Mayor
Mackey. In fact we believe that if
President Hoover and Ramsey Mac-
Donald should be walking up Chest-
nut street this morning at the same
time Howard Emke and Jimmy Foxx
were walking down the other side no
one would notice the men who might
pe holding the peace of the entire
world in the palms of their hands
it the moment.
—Not that we are in any of the
j00ls or have any side bets on the
series, but we’d like to see the “Afa-
etics” put the bee on the Cubs to-
iay and tomorrow, too. Mr. Cornel-
us McGillicudy Mack doesn’t photo-
yraph a bit better than Calvin Cool-
dge did and we think you all know
10w tired we have become of look-
ng at Cal’s picture in the paper.
Jal always looked to us like he was
imelling a bad smell and “Connie”
ust can’t camouflage his Adam’s-
pple. We got our fill of Adam’s-
pples when good old Charley
iwavely, the sewing machine agent,
ised to filter in and through Centre
—“H. S. S.” writes from Osceola
a response to our S. O. S. for ad-
ice on how to manage a furnace so
will please everybody in the house.
fe says he has a “tiny furnace
lock,” for which he paid five smack-
rs and, “it still works.” Evidently
H. 8S. S.” didn’t get the gist of what
e calls our “touching appeal for as-
istance.” It isn’t a clock reminder
re need. “No, far be It from that!
‘or we never get our nose inside the
oor that some one doesn’t remind us
1at “the furnace needs attention.”
Vhat we need is damiana or some-
1ing like those pills that are adver-
sed to work while one sleeps. In
ther words, we'd like to have the
wrnace please everybody without
ar. having to be annoyed with re-
iinders of any sort about it. And
‘© don’t think “H. S. 8.s” five dol-
r clock would help a bit, for we'd
rget to wind the clock just as cer-
\inly as we forget to go to the fur-
—Talking about pulling boneheads,
; we have done in another para-
raph - somewhere in this. column,
hat do you think of the State's re-
mt broadcasted advice to farmers
1d woodsmen to put corn out for
ie wild turkeys? We once tried to
ake potato cakes out of some pie
ust dough that was standing in the
frigerator, because we thought it
as left-over mashed potatoes. We
‘e dumb enough to have done that
cause we are nota high salaried
inary specialist. But we are not
imb enough to believe that the sug-
sted practice of putting corn out
r wild turkeys now is good. for
e wild turkeys. In the first place
is is the season in the year when
ey can get all the corn they want
r flying to the nearest corn field.
the second, we hate to think of
nat will happen to the poor wild.
rkeys on the morning of Novem-
r 1st, when they flock into the
rn baits that the game commission
“urging farmers, woodsmen and
ortsmen to put out new.
— Two weeks ago we made a ter-
le bull. It was September 27 and
sy ran nearly our entire edition be-
re we noticed that the head date
© had not been changed and was
ading September 20. Nr he
o misdated papers as 5 away. as
, -could - and saved . tde corrected
es for local distribution so as to,
oid being razzed for the ‘bone-
ad.” It appears that we didn’t get
sm far enough away, for former
ariff Cronister promptly called up
ym Altoona to know when he was
ing to get his paper of September
It cost the gentleman forty or
re centsto rub it in on us that
_y, and he probably would have
ne the same thing had he been liv-
¢ in Chicago where he would have
i to pay two dollars and fifteen
its ‘to gratify his glee at having
-ten something on the Watchman.
, have no come back on that, but
, sheriff was seeing things when
charged us with having said that
1al boats ran into Bellefonte fifty
rs ago. - We admit. having sent
1 a paper on September 27 that
g dated September 20, but we
rer said the other. In the lan-
ge of the late Hon. Jim Schofield: |
a deny the allegation and can lick
allegator.” :
Eo co ol Lo J
President Hoover's Ambitious Pro-
The Washington newspaper corres-
pondents interpret President Hoov-
er's recent demand that Senator
Howell “lay his evidence of liquor
law violation before the Department
of Justice” as “fair notice to all crit-
ics of the administration, or those
who seek to lessen the rights: and
privileges of the executive office, that
the President may be expected to
stike back in the most public way.” In
other words, the President proposes
to exercise the powers of a Czar by
intimidating Senators as well as citi-
zens who happen to disagree with
his policies and practices. To that
end he intends to enlarge on the
methods of the late President Roose-
velt and take chances on the result.
Referring to this purpose one of
the correspondents writes, “he had
tremendous power of publicity, more
than any other person in the Unit-
ed States, or probably for that mat-
ter in the world. Every word the
President utters for publication is
sent out by the general press asso-
ciations to all sections of the coun-
try and the circulation obtained in
this way is supplemented by comment
in hundreds of dispatches telegraph-
ed to newspapers by their Washing-
ton correspondents. No matter how
voluminous a Presidential utterance
or what the subject may be every ef-
fort is made by the press associations
to telegraph it in full to their
clients.” This is unquestionably a
vast power for good or evil
Invested with this great power
President Hoover, according to these
well-informed persons, proposes to
bludgeon, not only the Congress but
the press and the public into submis-
sion, without protest, to every “sin of
omission or commission” he may
chose to commit. But he is liable
to meet with disappointment in these
expectations. There are men in Con. |
gress sufficiently independent in mind
and courageous in heart to defy
mandates to silence and consent, and
there are newspapers and individuals
in this land of free speech who have
the nerve to not only approve but
applaud such expressions
hood. Président Hoover
ped mentally to put over such a pro-
—— Senators and Representatives
who voted for the four cent gas tax
are paying the penalty. Ealy has
been defeated for judge in Somer-
set county and Ashton for controller
in Luzerne county.
The Constitution Vindicated.
The action of the Senate in striking
from the pending tariff bill what is
known as the “flexible” provision is
not only a wise vindication of the
constitution but a just rebuke of the
President’s demand for authority, un-
der law, to scrap the fundamental
law of the land at his pleasure or for
his = advantage. ~The constitution
specifically declares that all legisla-
tion shall be enacted by Congress,
and in fact as well as by virtue of
custom fixing, tariff rates is legisla-
tion. Notwithstanding this provision,
President Hoover
to bestow upon him this power, with
the co-operation of a commission
which he may appoint, pack and con-
trol, to exercise this prerogative.
From the date of the adoption of
the constitution until the time the
“Ohio crowd” came into the control
of the government at Washington no
party or administration attempted
to subvert the organic law by the
usurpation of the taxing power. In
1922 Congress, delirious * over the
election of Harding, inserted a pro-
vision in the tariff bill enacted that
year which has enabled the President
to increase tariff rates whenever po-
litical expediency seemed to make it
desirable. This power has been ex-
ercised three or four times and at
least once in a way that was scan-
dalous. President Hoover, ‘who is al-
ready stringing wires to secure a re-
election, correctly estimates the ad-
vantage it would afford him.
In the wise action of the Senate,
the other day, - thirteen Republican |
Senators participated. Four “pseudo”
ment for: a share of the spoils, de-
serted their party and violated its
traditions by voting with the Repub-
licans to violate the constitution
which they had sworn to" “support,
obey. and defend.” The defeat of
the purpose ‘in . the Senate . was a
splendid achievement but it is not a
certain - victory. The fight will be
continued in the conference commit-
tee and the full force of patronage
will be employed to put the iniquity
across. But there are reasons to hope
that the opposition = will remain
steadfast and the - principles of the
constitution be maintained:
——There is a silver lining to ev-
ery cloud, - and the Vare - victory in
Philadelphia has squelched the '‘am-
bition of Mayor Mackey to be Gov-
ernor. ;
asked the Senate |
probably under © agree-
‘Premier MacDonald's Visit. | Women Against
The cordial reception accorded to |
Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
on his arrival in this country a week
ago, is convincing evidence of the
full sympathy of the American peo-
ple with the ostensible purpose of his
visit. He came, according to his
own declaration and the common un-
derstanding, in the interest of peace,
and practically all Americans want
peace. He is not, as he stated in a
a speech before the League of Na-
tions, under the illusion that in a
few brief conversations between
President Hoover and himself this
result may be guaranteed. But he
hopes that out of such conversations
world-wide public sentiment will be
created that will ultimately result
in universal and enduring peace.
It is folly to expect that world-
wide harmony of purpose can be ac-
complished by an agreement, how-
ever cordial, between two nations,
even though they be recognized as
leaders in industrial and commercial
life. It is equally futile to hope that
an agreement between the United
States and Great Britain will secure
that measure of fratérnity that will
guarantee universal peace. This re-
sult can only be achieved by a move-
ment in that direction in which a
large number, if nota majority, of
the nations of the world participate.
Prime - Minister MacDonald under-
stands = this fact as fully as any
other man. His hope is that his
visit here may lead up, through the
League of Nations, to that.
The British Premier “is in. our
midst,” however, with “his heart
on his sleeve” and an olive branch
in his hand, ready and willing to
meet any demand which seems to
him reasonable, and the enthusiasm
of his reception, not only in New
York and Washington, but through-
out the length and breadth of the
{land, indicates that the people of
the United States are of the same
‘mind. But we musn’t expect too
much of him. At the recent con-
‘ference at The Hague, for the pur-
pose of setting the new reparations
plan in motion, the representative
of the MacDonald
| manner that left no doubt on the
{world mind that Johnnie Bull
| “wants his.”
——Republican women of Gettys-
burg protest against the assessment
| of State employees for campaign
| purposes, but the State administra-
tion doesn’t mind little things like
Shearer and Other Lobbyists.
For some reason the investigation
of the shipbuilders’
pended during the period of time that
Premier Ramsay MacDonald was a
guest of the government in Washing-
ton. Probably it was for the purpose
of concealing from the distinguished
Englishman the sinister methods by
which legislation is enacted in this
country. But if that was the pur-
| pose the result will be disappointing.
| Mr. MacDonald knows a good deal
about parliamentary practices and
with a keen mind can “see as far in-
to a millstone” as another. He is
probably as fully informed as to the
operations of Mr. Shearer as any of
the Senators or Representatives in
Congress, and understands Shearer
quite as well. ;
. Mr. Shearer is not a new element
| in the processes of legislation in this
| country. He is a type, and as such
| has become as essential in the work
|as a presiding officer or a clerk. He
represents a selfish interest seeking
i favors and his business is to buy or
blarney members of a legislative
{body into supporting the measure in
| which he is concerned. Every tariff
bill that has been enacted since the
Civil war, with the exception of the
Wilson bill in the seventiesand the
Underwood bill enacted during the
Woodrow Wilson administration, has
| been procured through the efforts of
paid lobbyists, and the same is true
of every other piece of legislation to
. promote special interests. i
William P. Shearer is a well-dress-
| ed man with an abundant vocabulary
and no conscience. He is strong on
i patriotism and weak in morals. He
.is in favor of anything that will get
him easy money and secure a life of
luxury. But in this he is not differ-
'ent from any other professional lob- |
byist in Washington, Harrisburg, Al-
bany or any other seat of legislation.
He is an expensive luxury both to
. those who employ him and the people
, who pay the taxes. The interests pay
him liberally and reimburse them- '
selves by robbing the public through
the legislation he procures for them.
It is to be hoped that the exposure of
Shearer will result in the elimination
of ‘that element in legislation.
——Joe Grundy wants to go to the
Senate and his ambition may cause
a ‘rupture in - the relations between
Governor Fisher and the Mellon fam-
i ily.
rnment of
‘Great Britain asserted himself in a
lobby was sus-
PA.. OCTOBER 11. 1929.
the Pending Tariff
| : Bill.
A group of women in New York
have formed an organization under
the title of “The Women’s Non-Par-
tisan Fair Tariff Committee” for the
purpose of opposing certain schedules
of the Hawley-Smoot bill now pend-
ing in the Senate. The members
of the -committee, according to the
New York World, are “professional
and business women, teachers and
héads of various civic organizations.”
They have promise of the adherence
of the National Housewives League
and the Woman’s National Civic Or-
ganization. Mrs. Julian Heath, pres-
ident of the Housewives’ League, is
actively affiliated with the movement
and calls for “a merger of house-
wives to protect the economic foun-
dations of the American home.”
The declared purpose of the or-
ganization is to protect against the
“proposal of higher taxation upon
women’s wearing apparel and shoes.” |
The pending bill lays particularly high
rates on commodities of these types
and it is small wonder that resent-
ment has been aroused in the minds
of the intelligent women who have
organized this form of resistance.
Wearing apparel and shoes compose
a considerable part of the expense
bill of the average woman and there
is no perceptible reason for pyramid-
ing the prices which are already in-
ordinately’ high. For these reasons
the Woman’s Non-Partisan Fair Tar-
iff Committee is justified and ought
to have the cordial cooperation of all
‘omen of the country.
ut the intelligent women who are
engaged in this laudable enterprise
ought to know that there are other
features of this odious legislation
quite as objectionable as that against
which they have chosen to oppose.
The proposed tax on sugar will cost
the consumers hundreds of millions
of dollars annually, and increases on
every article in use in the household
will add to the domestic budget al-
ready too burdensome. If the wo-
men of the country will act together
and vigorously they can defeat this
conspiracy to rob them. Even with-
ows the right to vote the resentment
rainst the McKinley tariff bill re.
sulted in an overwhelming defeat of |
the party responsible for that rela-
. tively mild measure.
—Mrs. Nicholas Longworth has
set Washington society aghast. She
and her husband sent their “regrets”
‘to the President and Mrs. Hoover
‘and did not attend the state dinner
|in honor of Ramsey MacDonald ‘and
| his daughter. Such things simply
| aren’t done in Washington and the
lady who pours “Nick's” coffee is be-
ing talked about very much. It
seems to us that that is nothing new
to her. We think she thrives onit,
for. when she was “Princess” Alice
of the White House she was always
‘ doing something that had the ap-
pearance, at least, of focusing public
attention on herself. Unless we are
mistaken she is the lady who one
time jumped into a fountain for no
| other apparent reason than creating
a sensation. ’
—Only four borough councilmen
“reported for the regular meeting, on
Monday evening, and the result was
no session could be held. Bond White
‘was on hand to secure approval of
the plans for the mew postoffice
pbuilding and while no official sanc-
tion could be given him the four
councilmen who examined the plans
expressed themselves as satisfied
that they will meet all requirements
| for a building within the fire zone
, of the borough.
plans the main entrance to the lob-
by of the building will be in the cen-
tre on the Spring street side.
—The new moon is about as far
"around in the. southern heavens as
‘it can get, but we haven't noticed
that the sign is making good so far
| as bringing warmer weather is con-
| — The kite flying record is now.
fifty-one hours, but there is no telling
what the American boy will achieve
along these lines in the future.
——The first football fatality of
the season occurred near Philadel-
phia, last Saturday, but it won't put
any restraint on the players.
————— A ——————
——The ‘defeat of the flexible pro-
vision of the tariff bill will make it
much harder for Hoover to trade for
votes in the South.
r————— A ——
——Hoover and MacDonald have
come to an agreement on something
but nobody seems to know exactly
what it is.
| ——Unless the flexible feature
| stays dead the Hawley-Smoot bill
will go to the “bone-yard.”
, if you can without
nightmare, Judge Maxey, of Scran-
ton, for Governor.
According to the
“NO. 40.
Shadows on my wall, some times huge,
And then, so small I fear they've flown
away. . :
Never mind, who knows—perhaps one day
The wind will let them stay.
Shadews on my wall ! Why, they’
i there at all Y, eye not
There they go, the wind outside is blow-
Ing so
It keeps the shadows dancin
to and fro,
As the tree tops bend and bow.
Oh, yes, 'twas always and forever so
About the lovely shadows on one’s wall
Or, in fact the shadows of one’s heart
But that, oF truth, is a sacred thing,
For shadows all are fashioned from, pre-
cious things:
Light and sunshine, trees and folks,
who live and sing.
Then we playing wind, it comes along
A sudden shadows dance upon one's
; And when the final shadow falls,
{ And we go out to leave it all,
Would our Qessing be made more clear
| Could we leave one good shadow here?
So we must be thoughtful.
| we say, and do, through all
i Can make bright shadows, or will mar
Every shadow left upon life's wall.
September 1929. RIS
| Men of the Shearer Breed.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Gathered in Geneva in 1927 were
' expert representatives of various na-
tions with naval restriction the topic
for discussion. They could not agree.
To Geneva went William B. Shearer,
who was in the pay of certain ship-
building corporations. But for a suit
| entered by Mr. Shearer against these
i corporations for money he claims is
‘due him the world never would have
heard of him, or at least would not
have given him a thought. A state-
iment issued by President Hoover
' that his activities ought to be given
| an airing and an inquiry ordered by
the Senate committee on Naval Af-
rairs brought him into prominence.
Now, what did- he do for his
wages? Nothing—so far as actual
accomplishment was concerned. Then
why his employment? The ship-
building officials insist that they did
not hire him to influence the confer-
ence. They merely desired his serv-
ices as a reporter and observer.
Summoned to defend his presence in
Geneva, he explains that he was there
to see that our Navy got a square
deal as to spublicity. Having been
given the impression that he claimed
to have broken up the parley the
public is now asked by him to be-
lieve that he certainly was not re-
sponsible for the deadlock. It is
readily understood that he could not
have been. One lobbyist—or ‘“‘observ-
er’—in the midst of a multitude of
governmental experts could have had
no serious standing.
The shipbuilders insist that they
were not seeking to block a naval
agreement at Geneva; that they are
not seeking to block one now. What
they do want isa treaty of some sort
so that they may know what to ex-
pect and prepare for. But what prac-
tical return could they have antici-
pated from their investment in Wil-
liam B. Shearer? The gullibles are
always with us, and even great cor-
porations contain them. Of what
possible good did the captains of in-
dustry imagine Mr. Shearer could be
tothem? A reporter? An ob-
server? They could have obtained
every important bit of news from
the trained and well-informed news-
‘| paper representatives on the spot.
. However, it is not at all peculiar
that Shearer should have been dis-
patched to Geneva, considering the
fact that it has become. quite com-
mon for corporative organizations to
maintain “observers” in Washington.
When will their employers learn that
these paid agents can not give them
any information that the newspapers
do not supply? Akin to this practice
is that other one of flooding news-
paper offices with the propaganda of
publicity promoters. Don’t they real-
ize that editors are quick to spot the
nature of such communications which
go into the waste baskets unread?
When gullibility: ceases a vast
amount of money, now wasted, will
be saved.
Scratching for a Living.
From the Worcester Telegram.
‘The Chicago preacher who is send-
ing five children through school and
college on a salary of $2000 a year is
something of a financier. Of course
on the face of it the thing simply
can’t be done, and fathers who have
larger incomes and smaller families
will be inclined to discard the story
as a fake. 3
But this preacher’s explanation is
simple and available to all who are
willing to make some sacrifices that
their children may have a thorough
education. ' He began young to teach
them to scratch for a living; by mak-
ing them self-sufficiént, and by show-
ing them how to make every day
and every opportunity count on the
side of earnings and thrift.
These boys and girls learned to do
productive work during vacations, on
Saturdays and holidays. They have
been able, and will be able, he says,
to pay their way as they go aiong.
We have an idea that this regimen
will provide them all with more than
book learning. They are destined to
know how = to evaluate ‘what they
have, how to discriminate between
things of equal * cost but not egual
value; how to meet problems in the
class room and on the campus and,
later, in the business and profassion-
al world.
El ,000,000 worth: of contracts on
hand the Sun Shipbuilding Company, at
Chester, has enough work to keep it going
at top speed .until the summer of 1931.
—With thousands of dead fish floating
down the Susquehanna river, fishermen
say the stream is suffering from the worst
case of pollution ever known. The wa-
ter has turned red-brown in the North
Branch, rivermen say.
—Just as he was boarding a street car
in Pittsburgh to go to the coroner's of-
fice where he was to serve on the coro-
ner's jury, W. J. Patterson 72, was strick-
en with apoplexy and died a short time
later in a Pittsburgh hospital. ;
—Another prolific gas well in South-
western Pennsylvania went on record
when the Peoples: Natural Gas Company
drilled in a well on the Hiram Robinson
farm in, Washington county, with a flow
of 1,700,000 cubic feet daily. At present
retail ‘gas rates the daily output of this
well is worth $1020. boa
—L. M. Stover, forest ranger and, a
crew of men, with road machinery, are
widening the White Deer-Sugar Valley
turnpike from Mile Run to the water dam.
When this . work is completed it will
make it possible for motorists to traverse
the highway from the Tea Spring to
‘White Deer through the most pictur-
esque part of Clinton county.
—Construction was started. at Barnes-
boro this week on the new Philips-Jones
Collar and Shirt factory, which will be
erected in that place. The foundation for
the new $60,000 structure will be com-
pleted within a few days and work on the
building will be rushed to early comple-
tion. It is believed the factory will be
ready for occupancy about January 1.
More than 300 girls will be employed by
the industry. :
—Baker Diehl,- 23, of Duncansville, was
instantly killed, on Sunday, at the Cross
Keys airport when he struck the ground
as his parachute failed to open after a
jump from an airplane at an altitude of
3000 feet. A thousand persons looked on
as he plunged to death. Diehl's regular
summer schedule of parachute exhibitions
ended last week, but he went up on Sun-
day to thrill the large crowd gathered at
the airport because of the fine weather.
—Mrs. Frank Bartley, aged 50 years, is
in a critical condition in the Lock Hav-
en hospital suffering from concussion of
the brain, severe lacerations of the skin,
fractured left ankle, four fractures of
the pelvic bone and other injuries sus-
tained Sunday night just outside the city
limits of Lock Haven when she was
struck by a car driven by Rebecca S.
Berry, of Salona. Mrs. Bartley was try-
ing to cross the street when she was hit.
—Frank J. Gabriel, of ‘Johnstown, was
found guilty, last Friday, of a charge of
forgery and false pretense in connection
with a deal by which he was said to have
obtained $1,769.40 worth of eggs from R.
V. Kerr, Indiana merchant. Kerr claim-
ed that Gabriel obtained the eggs on false
pretense and paid for them with forged’
checks, bearing the signature of Morris
A. Aumand and drawn on the William
Penn Trust company, of Pittsburgh.
—J. F. Birth, 72, of Nescopeck, soon
will complete a seven-room bungalow on
which he has worked in spare time. for
two years. Not a builder by trade, he
conceived the house building idea sev-
eral years ago and has done all of the .
work except digging the cellar, wiring
the building and installing the plumbing.
He raised heavy beams alone. The beams
were salvaged from a church razed sev-
eral years ago and were cut 60 to 78
years ago.
— Pennsylvania farmers have produced
annually during recent years approximate-
ly twice as much buckwheat as was pro-
duced in the Commonwealth eighty years
ago, according to the State Department
of Agriculture. Even, during the last
forty years, the average acre yield of
buckwheat has been increased from ten to
twenty-two bushels, so that in spite of
the decrease of approximately 4000 acres
in area producing the crop, the produc-
tion has increased over 1,500,000 bushels.
—The thirteenth tooth extracted dur-
ing a visit to a dentist at Sayre, last
Friday, proved fatal to Howard Daly, 50
years old. He had been given an anes-
thetic but died just after the last tooth.
had been pulled. Acting coroner George
Bonfoey investigated Daly's death and,
after a physician had reported that he
was apparently in good condition to take
the anesthetic, released the body to an
undertaker with a report that the dentist,
Dr. G. M. Maxwell, had taken all neces-
sary precautions.
—With more than 100 chickens slaught-
ered by a mysterious killer, believed to
be a fox, farmers of North Coventry
township, Montgomery county, formed a
posse, on Monday, and armed with rifles
and shotguns, with beagle and bird dogs
to trail, they brought the animal, a west-
ern coyote, weighing 19 pounds, to bay at
Ceadarville. George Henderson shot the
animal. For a week the weird cry of the
coyote was heard in the hills at night,
but only once before was it seen in day-
light. How it came to be so far from the
Western prairies is not known.
—A settlement of the tax problem aris-
ing from the $24,000,000 estate of the late
Philip F. du Pont, of Fairville, Chester
county, was effected on Monday, when the
register of wills office received a check
for $786,863.41 from the Fidelity-Philadel-
phia Trust company, trustee of the es-
tate. The check represented the remain--
der of the normal’ inheritance tax due
upon the huge estate. - To date nearly
$1,000,000 in: taxes have been paid by the
trustee. The Chester county court re-
cently decided that the taxes should be
paid out of du Pont’s private estate of $3,--
000,000 rather than from three huge trust
funds which he created during his life.
The estate is the largest ever administer-
ed in Chester county.
—1In one of the most extraordinary pro-
cedures marking the closing of a busi-
ness enterprise, the A. J. Heilman Com-
pany, of Williamsport, one of the oldest
and best established manufacturers and
retail sellers of furniture, in Central
Pennsylvania, announced their intention,
at a joint meeting of all their employees
on Monday to give their employees all
their property with incumbrance, with the
exception of the building from which the
retail business is conducted. The gift in-
clides a large furniture factory located
at Montoursville, with the ground upon
which the building stands, all manufac-
tured furniture, work in process, stocks
and accounts receivable, and the entire
stock © of merchandise contained in the
Heilman building, in Williamsport. The
employees are to form a corporation to be
Known ‘as the Susquehanna Furniture