Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 29, 1929, Image 1

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—Don’t be worried about the cold. |
It isn’t unseasonable. We notice
in our “Fifty Years Ago” column
that at this time in 1879 the river
at Lock Haven was almost entirely
frozen over. *
—The Sate College High school
football team hadn't won a game’
this season until Bellefonte started
to mop up the gridiron with those
boys last Saturday. It’s just too bad,
what happened to the wind in the
sails of our fans. Not so bad, how-
ever, as the English of one of them
who said: “The officials wasn’t fair.
They seen everything we done and
never seen a thing the State College
fellows done, neither.”
—You think you didn’t have much
to be thankful for yesterday but you
iid. No matter what has befallen
you since this time last year, no
matter how much mental, physical
or financial distress you may have
suffered in the interim, you still had
reason to be thankful that it was no
worse. And thankful that, through
t all, there was consiantly at your
side one unfailing Friend to give
somfort when you sought it.
—The lady who has written to
slear our mind of wonderment as to
vhy the candles on the eastern end
if our sideboard are wilting west-
vard and those on the western end
vilting eastward has our goat. She’s
oo scientific for us and has spoiled,
ntirely, what we thought might pro-
'oke a controversial question that
vould furnish a paragraph or two
shen “the old bean” isn’t working
acilely. She’s gummed the game, be-
ause she leads us into water entire-
y too deep for us.
—You think the old fashioned girl
as entirely disappeared from the
ace of the earth. Well, she hasn’t,
or we saw one on Saturday. A boy
ad tried to “date her up” on the
treet and, straightway, she hus-
led up town to find a policeman to
rrest the “masher.” We haven't
eard of a girl standing on her
ight to have the boy formally pre-
snted for so long that we were
ather curious to have a look at this
dy, but she was in such haste to
nd an officer that we couldn't get
front view.
—John A. Berkey, President Judge
? the Courts of Somerset county,
ag been indicted by a Federal court
rand jury of conspiracy to violate
\e prohibition laws. We certainly
spe that Judge Berkey will be able
) prove that he hasn't saturated
ie judicial ermine with bootleg lig-
or for that would be awful. He
the gentleman to whom a Harris-
irg news writer once applied the
wubriquet of John “Absence” Ber-
sy: the “Absence” meaning that
ough he was Banking Commis-
oner of the State he could never
» found in Harrisburg except on
iy days.
What a difference years do
ake. A few mornings back we
ere walking up High street and |
me to a pavement that was glossy
ith a thin coat of ice. We ap-:
oached it with misgiving because
e old props don’t negotiate ice like
ey once did. At the instant we got
the edge of the treacherous foot- |
g we noticed that someone had.
rown salt on it. Just then two
ys anxious for a skate rushed up.
hen they discovered what the con-
jerate owner had done one said:
‘osh darn it, someone’s spoiled it
” The yardstick that measures
e difference between what they
ought and we thought is one of
ars only.
—Of course it was to be expected
at Henry Ford would be called in-
the President’s conference of
eat business minds. Henry was
ere with the bells on and promptly |
nounced his contribution to the |
heme of manufacturing prosperity
a determination to raise wages
all of his many industrial enter- |
ises. Waiving discussion of the |
soundness of raising wages unless |
ere is warrant of a corresponding '
'rease in production or admission |
at, theretofore, an employer had
en unfair to his workers, we mere- |
ask Mr. Ford whether it is true |
at he recently cut the commission |
his army of dealers two and one- |
If per cent. If that is so, Henry's |
va of stimulating prosperity is
tical with the idea that robbing
ter to pay Paul is good business.
—We fear that the State High-
y Department is laying up a lot
trouble for itself by issuing spe-
1 license plates for automobile
ners. It has issued a tag “A” and
ag “B” and sixteen other single
tered tags to certain persons
ose right to such special recogni-
n will doubtless be challenged by
ny. If we are to believe Harris-
»g news dispatches the distinction
having tag “A” is given a lady
ause she is the granddaughter of
former, Governor Daniel H.
stings. As a matter of fact she
no relation, whatever, to the late
vernor Hastings. Tag “B” has
n given to the daughter of Gover-
» Fisher. If, as the announcement
's, these special tags are marks of
stinction” it is quite possible that
ny will rise to inquire just what
5. Avis Hickok Hurlock and Mrs.
ry Fisher Brown, and the sixteen
ers, have done for Pennsylvania
merit this distinction. We fancy
t the Highway Department has
rted something that it can’ finish
hout hearing from a lot of people
5 will feel that they shine with
iething more than radiated light.
subject of the
i Senators among the several States.
VOL. 74.
NO. 47.
Senator Blaine Understands Tariff
The Grundys, the Reeds and the
Binghams of the Senate may be able
to fool some of the farmers of the
corn belt but they can’ fool all the
Senators of that section of the coun-
try. The other day Senator Blaine,
of Wisconsin, gave them a rude
shock on the subject. He said, scorn-
fully, according to press reports,
that the tariff mongers knew quite
as well as he knew “that this alleg-
ed protection of the farmer by high-
er rates is humbug. In his own
State” he said, “full of dairy farm-
ers, they found that when the tariff
on butter was raised four cents a
pound by President Coolidge, under
the flexible tariff provision, the price
of butter instantly fell eight to ten
cents a pound. So it will be with all
other agricultural duties. They are
merely so many figures on a piece
of paper.” Scraps of paper, so to
speak. :
This is literally a correct appraise-
ment of the value of tariff taxation
on farm products. And it is of no
greater value to the government.
There might be some excuse for
levying tariff taxes on commodities
imported if such levies yielded large,
or even considerable revenues. Such
taxes would have the merit of con-
stitutional sanction. But a tariff tax
on wheat, the market price of which
on the surplus we have to sell, is
fixed in Liverpool, or on fresh milk,
turnips and rutabagas, which are nev-
er imported, is literally absurd if
considered as a medium of benefit-
ting the domestic producers. The
price in the home market is deter-
mined by the law of supply and de-
mand and the tariff tax neither bene-
fits the producer nor increases the
revenue. Its only effect, and for
that matter its only purpose, is to
fool the farmer.
That Senator Blaine fully under-
stands this fact is shown by his re-
marks in the Senate above quoted.
That he appreciates the value of
tariff taxation is further proved
when he adds, “the only way farm-
ers can be helped by tariff legisla-
tion is to cut down the duties on
manufactured articles and materials,
like lumber and shingles and cement,
which they have to buy.” The Sen-
ator might = have continued his list
within the bounds of reason. Shoes,
apparel, implements and other arti-
cles of necessity to the farmer and
not produced from the soil are held
at inordinately high prices because
of tariff taxation. For that reason,
as Mr. Blaine states, “the Senate
will be exposed to attempting to fool
the farmers unless it gets its knife
out and slashes vigorously the pro-
tected rates in the industrial sched-
ules of the tariff bill.”
Senator Reed Agrees with Grundy
It seems that Mr. Joseph R. Grun-
dy was not expressing his own po-
litical views in his testimony before
the Senate lobby committee. Sena-
tor David A. Reed, of Pittsburgh, is
in complete accord with him on the
apportionment of
In a speech before the Pennsylvania
Council of Republican Women, in
Harrisburg last week, the Senator
said: “Pennsylvania has a population
of 10,000,000, while sixteen States
west of the Mississippi combined
have only that number. But by this
provision of the constituion,” he con-
tinued, “Pennsylvania has but one
voice and one vote in the Senate at
present while those States have
This discrepancy in representation
iis a sad story to Senator Reed. Be-
cause of it, he moaned to the sym-
pathetic ladies of the Council that
a tariff tax had been placed upon
mushrooms but, “on motion of the
western Senators and the Democrats
it was removed, and,” he added, ‘“du-
ties upon other Pennsylvania prod-
ucts were cut in two.” This com-
plaint has reference, no doubt, to the
duty on pig iron. The Smoot com-
mittee had fixed it at $1.50 a ton and
it was cut by the Senate to seventy-
five cents. The records show that
ever since 1922 when that rate was
fixed, pig iron producers have been
enjoying a period of prosperity un-
equaled in the history of American
industry and the Senate concluded
that enough is plenty.
Senator Reed's sobbing indictment
of the Senate may be, and probably
is, justified. “It is disheartening,”
he said, “that the greatest legisla-
tive body in the country has sunk to
the level of reconstruction days.”
Reconstruction days marked a dis-
graceful period in the life of the
country. Disreputable adventurers
of the North bought ana bulldozed
their way into the Senate to repre-
sent southern constituencies and rev-
eled in corrupt legislation. But
Senator Reed can’t blame the recur-
rence of this deplorable condition to
the western Senators now in com-
mission. Men of the type of Borah,
Norris, Blaine, Walsh and LaFollette
are not responsible for the perver-
Mr. Fletcher's Unwise Speech.
If Mr. Henry P. Fletcher, of
Franklin county, recently Ambassa-
dor to Italy. has aspirations for po-
litical favors he is taking long
chances in publicly criticizing Pres-
ident Hoover's pet project to give
freedom of the seas to food ships
in war times. The President has be-
come very much an idol to the Re-
publican men and women of Penn-
sylvania, and even a polite dissent
to a policy that he has adopted
rather than originated is likely to be
resented. This Mr. Fletcher did in
an address delivered before the Un-
ion League of Philadelphia on Sat-
urday, the occasion being the sixty-
seventh anniversary dinner of that
solemn and self-satisfied organiza-
Mr. Fletcher has served long and
won considerable distinction in the
diplomatic service. In his Armistice
day speech the President expressed
hope for an international policy cf
freedom of the seas for food ships
in time of war on the ground that de-
nial of that privilege makes the
starvation of women and children
“instruments of war.” Mr. Fletcher
responds to this amiable suggestion
with the statement that “modern
warfare includes women and chil-
dren. The whole nation goes to war.
Everything is now contraband.” He
added that the United States can
choose which belligerent nations to
trade with in case of war, and “if we
mean to abolish war and discourage
the making of it that is the least we
can do.”
Mr. Fletcher was addressing an
audience of Hoover worshippers.
Probably a good many of those pres-
ent don’t know exactly why they ad-
mire the President so ardently. Us-
ually their devotion is attracted by
long continued party service. But
Mr. Hoover has only been a Repub-
lican during a period of eight years.
He wasn’t converted to the faith un-
til the party began bestowing fa-
vors upon him so that some other
reason must be found for their wor-
ship. The fact that he is President
may have something to do with it.
Admiration for power is a common
weakness among smug men. But
whatever the reason the feeling ex-
ists and if ‘Fletcher is an aspirant
for Senator he showed more courage
than discretion in his speech.
—How few of the world’s great
are like Clemenceau, who wanted a
funeral “as quiet, as drab, as bare
as were those of a million of my
boys who were killed. in the war.”
If the grim man of France had done
nothing else to earn a place among
the world’s great that dying wish,
alone, would have won him an up-
permost niche.
Republican Women for Tariff Taxes
The State Council of Republican
Women of Pennsylvania, in session
at Harrisburg last week, unanimous-
ly adopted a resolution ‘commending
the tariff fight of the President's
embattled adherents.” That is admir-
able so far as it goes. But it lacks
in definiteness in that it fails to in-
dicate which faction of the Presi-
dent’s adherents challenged their ad-
miration. There were, at the time
the Council was sitting, no less than
three divisions of his force, each
striving for a different purpose and
each proclaiming that it voices the
cherished ideas of the President with
respect to tariff schedules and poli-
| Each of these divisions of the
President’s adherents has a leader-
ship and as above stated a different
' purpose. The Old Guard which, al-
most as a unit, opposed the nomina-
tion of Mr. Hoover, is led by Sena-
tors Reed, Moses and Bingham un- |.
der the guidance of Grundy. The
‘insurgents, who with equal unani-
| mity supported Mr. Hoover for the
nomination, are led by Senators
. Borah and Blaine and the other
bunch is led by a group of youngsters,
some of whom supported Hoover
‘and others didn’t. The Old Guard
insisted on tariff legislation for the
, benefit of manufactures exclusively.
, The insurgents favored such a
measure as would give the farmers
‘equal advantage with the manufac-
, turers and the youngsters were will-
| ing to accept anything that could be
, called tariff.
In these circumstances the women
of the Council ought to have stated
, which of these groups they were
. commending. One group was hell-
bent on increasing the price on food
| stuffs, another trying to increase the
cost of everything used or consumed
by the family and the third seems to
have had no other purpose in view
i except “saving the face” of the Pres-
{ ident. All of them were earnest,
anxious, somewhat weary and more
. or less frayed, so that the adjective
serves no purpose of identification.
But it may be assumed that the sym-
pathies of the Council were inclined |
toward the Old Guard, for Dave Reed
was “In their midst” at the time and
Ihe is a fascinating fellow.
Wilson Likely to be Seated
The gratifying information comes
from Washington that the Senate
Committee on Privileges and Elec-
tions which investigated the Wilson-
Vare contest for the seat in the Sen-
ate unjustly awarded to Vare on the
face of the returns, will report that
the entire vote of Allegheny coun-
ty and a considerable part of the
vote of Philadelphia be thrown out
and that William B. Wilson is en-
titled to the seat. This will be a
great victory for justice against
fraud. The Slush Fund committee
had already declared that Vare is
not entitled to the seat because of
palpable frauds at the primary elec-
tion. But the adoption of that re-
port would not have given it to Mr.
But a decision by the Senate that
the vote at the general election in
the big cities which gave Vare all
his majortiy is nullified by fraud,
and that Mr. Wilson had a majority
of the legal votes cast will accom-
plish that result. Even if the Com-
mittee on Privileges and Elections
should report in favor of seating
Vare it would not guarantee his ad-
mission. There will he a minority
report and the coalition of Demo-
crats and insurgent Republicans has
sufficient strength to adopt it. From
the beginning of the contest all ithe
insurgent Republicans have been
consistently opposed to the seating
of Vare, and recent events have not
tended to change their attituda.
When Joe Grundy was amusing
himself by kidding the Senate lobby
committee he ‘was cherishing up
hope against the day of wrath.” In
deriding what he was pleased to call
the “backward States” he was
strengthening the bond which held
together a force against tariff brig-
andage and political racketeering,
for which Mr. Vare has always
stood. This force, representing the
intellect and morality of the body.
will not neglect an opportunity to
strike an effective blow against cor-
ruption in public life. The seating
of William B. Wilson will make for
a. higher standard mentally and mor-
ally, and will give Pennsylvania a
voice in the - Senate for something
other than spoils.
—Listen, Bellefonte water users.
If you have that old milk bottle sit-
ting inthe kitchen sink with cooling
water running over it, for goodness
sake shut if off until’ after these
pitometer fellows, *who have been
hired by Council to find out where
the water leaks are, are gone. We
don’t like to take a shingle off any-
body’s roof, but we know you and
we don’t know them. You see, it’s
this way: Council has agreed to pay
them up to fifteen hundred dollars of
your money if they find leaks
amounting to that much. But here’s
the “joker.” Supposing tonight you
have turned on a spigot to keep
something cool or to keep it from
freezing and the pitometer sleuths
are sleuthing in your neighborhood,
what happens: It’s this: The leak is
measured and the Borough (you)
have to pay them for every gallon
of water that you have wasted, not
only for that night, but for every day
for three hundred and sixty five days
thereafter. In other words, if they
find a leak today and you have it
fixed tomorrow their contract per-
mits them to charge for the leak
for an entire year.
——Chairman Shouse, of the Dem-
ocratic Executive committee, places
the blame for the Senate’s failure
to function on the right spot. “The
failure,” he says, “lies on the door
‘step of the President and nowhere
——On Wednesday of last week
Henry Ford somewhat dramatically
announced an increase of wages of
all employees. On Friday, in a less
spectacular way, he announced a
shut down of all his plants for two
tr—————— A cs.
——The conferences between the
President = and railroad heads and
other corporation executives inspire
hope. But don’t expect = too much
from them. Most men want sub-
stantial returns for favors bestowed.
——Harry D. Sinclair, emerging
from the Washington jail, condemns
the processes of the courts which
vindicates the adage: “No rogue e'er
felt the halter draw with good opin-
ion of the law.”
——~Senator Brookhart will never,
be invited to an official dinner in
‘Washington, but let us hope he has
‘plenty to eat at home.
——The whole world mourns the
‘death of Clemenceau, though he was
‘probably the least loved man in pub-
lic life in his day.
——That mysterious miscreant,
Invisible Government, has at last
been identified. His name is Big
There was a man in our town, and he:
was wondrous wise,
He swore by all the gods above he would
not advertise!
But one day he did break this rule, and
ia thereby han Ss a ale: i
e ad was set in re; small type and
headed Sheriff's Sale. "7
———————— tet
Income Tax Reduction
From the Altoona Tribune.
No more convincing commentary
on the soundness of American busi-
ness could be imagined than the
news that the administration,
through Secretary of the Treasury
Mellon, will recommend to the com-
ing session of Congress an income
tax reduction that is expected to to-
tal $160,000,000.
This highly encouraging announce-
ment should have a decided effect
upon the public in general. Based
upon indications that the business
profits, dividends, interests and wage
payments of 1929 will considerably ex.
ceed those of 1928, and that the fis-
cal years of 1930 and 1931 will each
close with a substantial surplus, the
conteraplated tax cut is an outstand-
ing demonstration of the fundamental
stability of America’s business strue-
The announcement not only up-
holds repeated statements of the na-
tion’s leading business men that the
country is financially strong, but
serves as a notice that the stock
market crash is officially regarded
as a sort of sideshow, distressing to
those caught in the slide, but with-
out any hint of menace to the gener-
al prosperity of the nation.
It is obvious that there would be
no surplus in sight to permit a cut
in taxes, if business were not in a
healthy state, and if economic dis-
aster were threatening commerce
and trade.
Such an expression of optimism,
coming as it does from the highest
possible authority, should fully re-
store public confidence, if it has
been shattered to any degree by the
decline in stock prices. The busi-
ness structure of the nation rests on
firm foundations, trade and industry
proceed as usual, despite losses in
speculation; the situation, far from
holding cause for alarm, promises
even brighter events for the future.
The tax cut announcement is time- :
ly, whether or not it is the result
of coincidence or a well-planned pro- |
cedure. The White House and the
Treasury, in this exemplifying faith
in United States business, are mere-
ly putting into action the words and
beliefs of the nation’s greatest finan-
cial experts and most prominent
business leaders.
The rest of us may accept their
words as truth, disregard the rum-
lings from Wall street, and continue
along our normal paths, certain that
no financial quagmires are blocking
the prosperity road.
rm semen
Forests and Farm Reli-f
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
Among the interesting opinions ex-
pressed at the Chicago conference of
the Association of Land Grant Col-
leges and Universities was one by
| Secretary of Agriculture Hyde to the
effect that the Government's eager-
ness to cultivate every potential farm
was responsible for crop surpluses.
To cure these agricultural ills, which
he attributes to overexpansion, Sec-
retary Hyde proposed that poor
farm lands be taken over by the Gov-
ernment for reforestation.
Expanding this proposal, which he
American farmland, only 505,000,000
were actually cultivatable while 350,-
000,000 produce crops large enough
! “to supply the United States and
its foreign markets and to support
a farm block in the United States
Senate.” The use of uncultivatable
tracts for the purpose of replenish-
ing our diminishing forests would be
equivalent to killing two birds with
one - stone.
This suggestion may appeal more to
conservationists than to farmers. And
it would probably be objectionable
to members of the Senate farm bloc
who are zealous advocates of open-
ing up more farms by reclamation
to bring more voters into
States—to raise bigger and better
surplusses. Neverheless, Secretary
Hyde's proposal to avoid greater
production merits consideration.
From the New York Times.
One of the recognized functions
of a Legislature, or of Congress, is
to act at times as a Grand Inquisi-
tion. In that capacity it has almost
unlimited power. It can demand
books and papers. It can fling wide
its subpoenas. It can disregard the
rules of evidence. To witnesses un-
der examination it can deny the or-
dinary rights of being represented
by counsel. It can admit to the rec-
ord whatever it likes, and shut out
what it does not like. Often in the
course of its investigations it has
done wrong, and sometimes injustice,
to individuals, ia a way making it
very difficult if not impossible for
them to find a remedy. When this
great organ of enforced publicity
gets going, it is apt to ride remorse-
lessly over all opposition.
——The death of Senator Warren,
‘of Wyoning, removes an unique fig-
urge from the public life of the
‘country. He had the record for long
‘service in the Senate.
advanced some weeks ago, Mr. Hyde |
declared that of 955,000,000 acres of’
their |!
—Miss Julia Bottorf, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ira Bottorf, of Flemington, has
gone to Hollirook, Arizona, where she
will become a teacher in the sixth grade
of the government school of the Indian
Reservation there. Miss Bottorf received
her appointment after taking the U. 8.
Civil Service examination.
—Miss Mary Glossner, of Lock Haven,
has won a $500 prize in a short story
contest conducted by the McTodden Pub-
lishing company, of Los Angeles, Cal.
Miss Glossner was notified of her success
several days ago, the prize being sent
her in the form of a bond for the amount
of the prize which is to be held for a
time and later can be sold. The title of
her story was “They Paid for His Folly.”
—Mrs. Susan Cook, oldest woman in
Butler county, died at her home in Jef-
ferson township. She was 108 years 10
months and 20 days old. She was born
in Ireland and when 6 years old landed
in Philadelphia with her parents, John
and Jane McCamey. Within a year the
family settled in Parker township, Butler
county. Until taken ill two months ago,
Mrs. Cook was active physically and
—More than $2000, receipts of the Red
Men's ‘‘pow-wow’’ at Uniontown, last
week, are missing, and county and State
authorities have been asked to search
for Eugene Murphy and Ray Byrne, al-
leged promoters. A wire has been sent
to Buffalo, N. Y., to arrest either of the
men, who started for that city. It is
claimed they checked out of their hotels
shortly after midnight Saturday and left
for Connellsville to board a train east.
—Plans are being completed for the an-
nual farm products and dairy show of the
National Farm School in the new $60,000
farm mechanics building on the campus
at Doylestown, December 12, 13 and 14.
Dean C. L. Goodling says the show will
be the most elaborate and educational in
| the history of the school. Exhibits will de-
pict vividly the rapid advancement in
| agriculture and accomplishments by stu-
{ dent farmers at the school. The farm
| show will mark the formal opening of the
farm mechanics building.
—Houses for a distance of several
blocks were shaken, and dishes sent
| crashing from shelves when a large man-
i hole was blown 100 feet into the air by
explosion of gases which had collected in
a sewer, at Allentown. Police declared
an investigation would be made to de-
termine whether waste oil and other
fluids from gasoline stations, dumped in-
to the city sewers, might be the cause.
Workmen from the Allentown Bethlehem
Gas company made investigation of their
pipe lines in the district, but could find
no seepage.
—Harold Parkinson, 19, of 110 West
Stockton avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., was ar-
rested as a fugitive from justice, on Sat-
urday, as he stepped from a train at the
Pennsylvania station in New York city.
Police said that less than 12 hours before
the youth had stolen $125 from a dresser
drawer in the home of his aunt, Mrs. B.
Tondolo, in Pittsburgh. Police of that
city notified New York police headquar-
ters, gave them a description of Parkin-
son and he was recognized as he stepped
from a day coach. He was held in $1,000
i bail for a hearing.
—John Miller, aged 40, of Summerville
village, Jefferson county, who disappear.
ed on Monday morning, the 18th, in the
woods of northern Jefferson county, was
found dead on a farm near Baxter the next
day by members of a searching party.
| A bullet wound in his head, believed ac-
{ cidentally inflicted, had caused his death,
{| Miller, who was a trapper, left home ear-
ly Monday morning to follow his line of
{ traps and when he did not return home
! Monday night a search was started. His
, automobile was located and one of his
, traps found,” but no trace of Miller was
; discovered until his dead body was found
. the next day.
| —Pennsylvania’s sportsmen are poor
judges of hawks, the State Game Com-
mission says. The Commission on No-
vember 1 offered a bounty of $5 for each
goshawk presented within thirty-six
hours of killing, and since then over 100
hawks of various specjes have been sent
in by hunters. Of that number only five
' specimens were discovered to be gos-
hawks. The goshawk is extremely de-
, structive to game. The adult is describ-
ed by the Commission as being slate gray
in color on top and a ‘‘dirty white” heav-
ily and finely barred on the underpart. It
!ecan be found in the woodlands rather
; than in the open country.
—Thomas M. Kehley, a Bethlehem boy,
is dead, a victim of the first snowball ac-
cident of the season. Leo Moyer a cou-
gin, who lives across the street from the
home of the victim, threw the fatal snow-
ball. The boys were members of a par-
ty engaged in a friendly snowball battle
‘near Kehley’s. home. A snowball struck
. Kehley on the right temple, causing a
slight abrasion and a short time after a
' discoloration appeared. Going home he
told his mother of what had occurred
and in an effort to relieve his sufferings
: she applied home remedies without sue-
| cess. Shortly after supper the boy drop-
ped dead. His skull had been fractured.
—Attracted by what he believed to be
a freak pair of ears upon a rabbit, Otto
Phillips, small game hunter of Clearfield
county, decided to investigate before he
shot and was surprised to find that the
ears were those of a horse. The animal
had fallen into an abandoned well on the
farm of Francis Carr, near Sugar Hill,
| ana the timely discovery of its plight by
the hunter probably saved its life, The
animal was found to be too deeply mired
for Phillips to remove without help, but
{he found a woman hunter and sent her
i for help while he saw to it that the horse
| aid not sink deeper into the mud, and
several men arrived shortly and helped
him to rescue the animal.
—The State Superior court, on Friday,
affirmed the Cambria county court in the
conviction of former Mayor Joseph Cauf-
fiel, of Johnstown, Pa. The former may-
or had been convicted on charges of mis-
demeanor in office and furnishing police
protection to Jonathan Rager, a reputed
gambler. Other charges against Caufflel
were conspiracy with Rager, failure to
fille with the court an account pertaining
to $10,000 received from Rager for :lec-
tion expenses, perjury, extortion and set-
ting up and maintaining certain gamb-
ling houses. At Caufflel’'s trial, Rager
pleaded guilty and was used as a witness
against Caufflel. He was convicted on six
of the seven indictments against him and
he took an appeal on each indictment.
Cauffie!l was sentenced to one year on
one indictment, two years on another,
and on others he was ordered to pay
costs, sentence being suspended.