Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, January 10, 1930, Image 7

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\URDER IS PUZZLE
70 FRENCH POLICE
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fother and Son Slain in
Mysterious Way.
Paris.—Edgar Allan Poe could not
ave easily conceived anything more
risly and mysterious than a crime
‘hich is now occupying the attention
t police all over France and which
as sent a thrill of horror through the
atire nation.
A few days after a trunk in wicker
ad been deposited in the baggage de-
artment of the station at Lille, in
1e north of France, some attendants
omplained of an unpleasant odor aris-
1g from the basket.
Find Man's Body. .
Each day it became Worse. The
sunk was finally opened. Pressed
ghtly in the wicker box was the body
tf a man. The legs had been bent
ver the chest and tied there, arms
nd hands were missing; the face was
nrecognizable.
Police were not long in identifying
1e victim as Francois Rigaudin, age
pirty-three, living in Paris. They
ound, too, that the trunk had been
ent from Paris to a nonexistent ad-
ress at Lille.
Linking threads of the story togeth-
r with the thorough method for
‘hich the French Surete Generale
rime experts are renowned, the de-
actives made the startling discovery
hat the victim was the son of an
lderly woman, who had herself been
jurdered some months before with-
ut the murderers being discovered.
The mother, Mme. Marie Blanc, haa
een killed by bullet shots at mid-
ight in her son’s home.
Belief had been expressed that Mme.
flanc had been the vietim of a band
f international revolutionaries, since
- was known that at one time she
ad been concierge to Almereyda, one
f the noted Bonnet Rouge gang of
parchists. Almereyda himself had
ommitted suicide in prison after the
rrest of members of the gang, tieing
bootlace around his neck. After the
reak up of the Bonnet gang, mother
nd son were stated to have lost sym-
athy with the revolutionary move-
aent.
Theory of Revenge.
The theory that both Rigaudin and
is mother were struck down by
-engeful former companions was
trengthened when it became known
hat a day or two before the murder
£ the son, four men called upon him
t the house where he was staying
emporarily in Lille. They were all
oreigners. A woman in black also
alled.
Following their visit, Rigaudin re-
eived a telegram making an appoint-
aent outside Paris. He left Lille and
\othing was heard of him until the
inding of his body in the station bag-
age room. That he went to Paris
eems evident, since the trunk con-
aining his remains was sent from
he Gare du Nord at Paris by a per-
jon unknown.
Rigaudin worked as an accountanm
or several small firms and was not
, rich man. Neither had his mother
ny wealth. What, then, could be the
notive of the double murder if not
jolitical? Every possible clew has
een sifted by the eagle-eyed French
fficers, but the assassins have van-
shed.
Good Health of Girl
Leads Her to Kill Self
Berlin.—Many peculiar reasons are
rdven for committing suicide, but it
\ppears that room can always be
ound for one more. The latest 18
hat of a young Berlin woman wha
ook her life because she was tn good
ealth.
The girl, Erna Czogor, called upon
\ physician in Charlottenburg for an
sxamination She seemed perfectly
jormal when she entered the office
«nd the doctor believed that she was
me of those modern persons who reg-
larly undergo physical examinations
n order to anticipate and thus pre-
rent illness. He did as he was re-
(uested and when he was finished told
he girl she was perfectly sound and
somplimented her on her excellent
»hysical condition.
Tnstead of appearing pleased, how-
wer, Erna became nervously excited.
Without uttering a word she fled from
he examination room. A moment or
wo later a revolver shot was heard
n the outer hallway. Unfortunately,
yefore a physician could reach her she
vag dead.
Magician Hewes’ Widow
Dies as Husband Lived
New York.—As “Hewes, the magl-
dap,” lived in life—a mystery—his
vidow died. Mrs. Hewes, who lived
Jone in a four-room apartment here,
vas found strangled to death, There
vas nothing to explain the circum-
tances under which she died. The
ody was found by a maid. . Mrs.
jewes, who had made a practice of
elling fortunes for the, entertainment
f friends ang callers, appprently
ects showed deposits of large sums.
Sold Injected Into
Veins Aids Tuberculars
London.—Gold is being used as &
reatment for consumption at Bromp-
on hospital here. A salt of gold is
ombined with sodium and injected
ato the veins of the patients, and the
olution acts on the tuberculosis
erms. It Is a Danish discovery
glled sanocrysin. :
ntly was.
vell-io-do. Bank books among her ef--
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Souvenirs From Garden
of Eden for Tourists
If, ou your vacation you happen to
stumble into the town of Qurna at the
junction of the Tigris and Euphrates
rivers you may not be impressed by
the scenery or the city but you will
soon be informed that it is the site
of the Garden of Eden and to prove
it you will be shown the “Tree of
Knowledge,” says a writer in the
Washington Star. The tree is merely
a decayed trunk with a few scraggly
branches and these will soon be out of
business, but the natives have thought-
fully planted another tree nearby and
this baby will probably do service as
“the tree” when the older one has de
parted.
Anyone visiting this locality is pre-
sumed to have come to see the tree,
for there is little else, and the chil-
dren of the town are eager in thelr
efforts to act as guides to visitors.
The new arrival is at once spotted and
surrounded by the juvenile guides and
almost dragged to the tree. Arriving |
on the ground the boys will bound in-
to the branches and offer chips as
souvenirs.
Just Another Example
of Unrewarded Genius
Mankin.. has a habit of ignoring its
penefactors and allowing its geniuses
to die in want. Benjamin Dancer, who
died in poverty and blindness in 1887.
is a case in point. Dancer, whose
pame is practically unknown, would,
if he could survey the world, see one
of his inventions used untold millions
af times daily. |
Every time a button is pushed to
ring a bell and the ringing stops when
the pressure is released, it is time to
ring up one more for Dancer. He in
vented the spring electrical contact
interrupter, which is the basis of all
push buttons. This device was also
used for years on automobiles and X-
ray machines.
He invented the porous cup used
for years in wet batteries. Among
other things he invented were various
appliances for research work by scien- |
tists.
Polish Mourning Traditions
Polish tradition is very strict as re-
gards mourning, at least in the case of
women. Mourning is signified above
all by a black hat and veil. In the
hard postwar years poverty compelled
opinion to accept any dark-colored
dress and coat, even at the funeral
itself. !
The bat and veil are worn, not only
py women but also by girls of all ages
from ten upward. [It is quite common
to see a schoolgirl running about with
a veil trailing behind her such as only
an old-fashioned widow would wear in
western Europe or America.
This custom does not affect working
women, since they rarely wear hats.
but only shawls over their heads.
Burbot May Oust Codfish
The nearest fresh-water relative of
the cod, the burbot fish, may strip its
kin of honors is producing medicinally
valuable oil.
Scientific experiments, reported to |
.he bureau of fisheries, have demon i
strated that burbot liver ofl is eight !
times as potent as cod liver oil in the
treatment of rickets.
The burbot, inhubiting the Great
\akes and considered a pest by fisher :
men because it tears their nets and
preys ou small fry, may become a sig:
nificant part of the commercial catch.
it is believed.
The annual catch of the fish, known
also as lawyer or eel pout, was 510,972
pounds in 1927.
Cigarette Statistics
The United States Department of
Agriculture says that burned or burn
ing cigarettes are discarded in the
United States at the rate of 170,000 a
minute, or $30.000,000,000 a year. ig
pitiop tet made with pads of dry
grass showed that # burning cigarette
putt would start a fire in 90 per cent
| of the cuses with a wind velocity of
three to four miles an hour. The ciga:
rette is one of the greatest fire
hazards ‘he forester knows. A trifling |
fraction of the emormous number of
putts 1liscarded is enough to do im-
measureable fire damage in forests,
wood lands and grass lands,
Hunters in Red at Funeral
Hunting horses and mourners in
punting costume attended the funeral
of Mrs. Anna Isabel Jones, a member
of the Quorn Hunt club, at Gladenys,
Wales, recently. Cumplying with her
request that there uv: no indications of '
mourning, the corpse was dressed in
her riding habit and reposed in a Rus-
slan casket of polished wood. The
hearse was a hay cart, painted red,
the estate colors, and covered with
moss. Mrs, Jones’ two favorite hunt
ers were attended by a groom in red
hunting costume. ‘Burial wes in a wild ~
and isolated place vo a mountain side,
Decatur’s Schooldaye :
The dashing Decatur. who hutobled
the prouc dey, of Algiers, and after
whom so many New York beys were
named when he wus in the zenith of
his naval glory, lived in Powder Mill
ane and went to school at the Lower
Dublin academy in Holmesburg, Pa.
For all its pretenilous name the
“gcaderny” was & awall log and stone
structure with oni’ two front win-
dows and a shingiad roof, Stephen
Decatur 1id not take kindly to study,
put be ls sald to hare carved his name .
on every desk in tos school sovml—
New York Times.
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and improving
NEW ARMY RIFLE
FASTEST OF ALL
Fires Ten Times and Reloads
Automatically.
Washington.—A new model semi-
automatic rifle, which can pe fired
three times as fast as the old Spring-
field service rifle with which the
doughboy is armed, has been devel-
oped under the supervision of the War
department, it has been disclosed. The
weapon is referred to as model T-3
Garand, and was invented by un em-
ployee of the ordnance Aepartinent,
On the recommendation of the semi-
automatic board, which has been test-
ing out the merits of nine German,
Belgian, (Czechoslovakian and Ameri-
can rifles during the summer, the War
department has ordered the construc-
. tion of twenty of the Garand rifles for
extensive service tests. The board
liked the performance of the Garand
rifie better than that of any of the
other weapons presented.
It recommended, however, against
adopting any semi-automatic rifle as
standard prior to comparison of the
gervice tests of the Garand and the
Pederson semi-automatic rifle, which
until recently was regarded as the
best weapon of its type.
The Garand is a .276 caliber weapon
as compared with the .30 caliber
Springfield. Despite the fact that it
is a semi-automatic, the Garand weighs
slightly less than the Springfield, a
circumstance that surprised the poard
members. The Garand fires ten times
and reloads automatically. All the op-
erator has to do is to pull the trigs Ir
for each shot and insert a8 new clip
when the ten cartridges have been
fired.
According to officers who followea
the tests at the Aberdeen proving
ground, the Garand can be fired ninety
times a minute, as compared with
thirty times a minute for the regular
service rifle.
Wayside Peddlers Ruled
Off California Road
Los Angeles, Calif.—Cleaning up
the appearance of high-
ways is being made more effective by
svalifornia through a law prohibiting
fruit, vegetable and other peddlers
from using state roads for the sale
of their wares.
The statute represents an advance
in the campaign to “clean up and
peautify highways” initiated and be-
ing carried on by the Automobile Club
| of Southern California, it is pointed
out.
Since the rights of way of state
highways in almost all cases extend
well beyond each edge of the surfaced
or utilized roadways, it is evident that
i this new law will eliminate from those
main thoroughfares many transient
peddlers.
A regulation prohibiting the posting
or erection of advertising signs of all
. kinds or sizes on the state highway
rights of way has been in effect for a
number of years in California, it is
observed by the automobile club, and
state highway commission employees
are instructed to remove such signs,
| billhoards or other displays wherever
found along the state’s roads.
Chewing Gum Delays
Reds’ View of “Chicago”
Moscow.—The American stage suc
cess “Chicago” is scheduled for early
production this season by the Moscow
Art theater, where it is now being re-
hearsed.
Russian actors meet curious oh
stacles in following the stage direc-
tions of this play. They were greatly
puzzled by instructions to one of the
characters to light a match on his
. trousers. Experiments showed that it
could not be done with Russian
matches and arrangements are being
made for importing a few boxes of the
American variety.
The Art theater directors were also
amazed by the amount of chewing
gum which figures in the stage direc-
tions, and that item, too, will be im:
ported.
Letter Asking Jars Goes
45 Miles in 17 Years
Petersburg,” Mich.—Seventeen years
ago Miss Leo Lowe of Detroit needed
some fruit jars, so she dropped a post-
card to her mother to that effect. The
card reached its destination in excel
lent condition several days ago with
no marks to indicate what delayed its
45-mile journey. Meanwhile Mrs.
Lowe died and her daughter, now
Mrs, William Hersbeck, no longer
needs the jars.
Denies He Was Robbed ;
Other Admits Robbery
Milwaukee, Wis.—One hears
of denial of robbery by the ae
cused and the “insistence of .the.
deed by the accuser,. but when
the tables are turned—. That
is the question which grew out
of the case in, which Bruce
Spence, confessed: narcotic: thief, 3
. figured here recently. While he
was charged : with six thefts
Spence asserted he had robbed
the office of Dr. H, C, Ladewig.
Milwaukee physician. Doctor
Ladewig was firm ip hig denial
of the robbery. Spence was
equally insistent thet be had
committed a felony. The Judge
neld the case open to determine
whether the prisoner was 8 (rug
addict,
Waits 25 Years to
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; Get $2 Witness Fee
! Cleveland, Ohio.—Twenty-five
3 city of Cleveland
gave A. J. Folsum a nicely
“worded bit of paper. It was a J
‘legal equivalent to an I. 0. U. ¢
for $2 and was earned by Fol- .
’ sum when he was a court wit-
! ness. :
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years ago the
sum that he had never collected.
So he rummaged through his
possessions, located the sub-
poena, and presented it to Dep-
uty Aimer Patton in police
court. It was Patton’s turn to
rummage. For two hours he
fingered through dusty and yel-
lowed files. With a sigh of re-
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Hawk, Not Cat, Best
to Exterminate Mice
Milwaukee.—A family of ten hawks,
led by the patriarch, circled once and
swooped low over the decoys. They
circled again. The ducks hadn’t been
flying near and hunters who crouched
in wait were peeved; they shot. The
hawk family came down.
As the birds fell, farmers lost $100
and to Wisconsin duck hunters were
chalked up ten more useless deaths.
Wisconsin farmers are losing their
hawk and owl friends in swarms be-
cause the trigger fingers of duck hunt-
ers itch and no ducks are flying, Owen
J. Gromme, Milwaukee museum taxi- |
dermist and Izaak Walton league
member, declares. Mr. Gromme has
been spending several days in and
near Milwaukee marshes waiting for
specimen ducks.
“The hunter who shoots owls ana
hawks now is upsetting a natural bal-
ance,” he said. “These birds are
beneficial flesh eaters, killing the mice
that feed on the farmer's grain. With
the older hawks and owls slain in the
hunting season, farmers tell me they
notice an increase in mice in the gran-
aries.
“A hawk or owl eats 15 mice a day
and the United States biological sur-
vey has estimated that each hawk or
owl, resident on a farm, is worth $10
to a farmer.”
Royal Medal Is Sought
for Bahaman Fisherman
Nassau, Bahamas.—A royal medal
tor bravery will undoubtedly be asked
for Edward F. Hanna, a fisherman of
Spring Point, for the rescue of twelve
persons, including two women and two
children. from what appeared a hope-
less. task, The Heasties sloop, return-
ing from a Sunday school picnic at
Delectable bay, with twelve passengers
ahoard. capsized and the entire party
was thrown into the sea. Hanna, in
his boat nearby, jumped into the wa-
ter and saved every one of the pas
sengers single-handed. Swimming from
one drowning person to another he
brought them one by one to the rig-
ging and mast of the capsized boat.
One woman, clinging to an eight-
year-old girl, was almost drowned
when Hanna reached her. Three of the
rescued were in a semi-conscious state
when saved, and two of them were
‘practically brought from the bottom.
All of the party were non-swimmers.
Descendants of Heroine
Seeking Historic Knife
Haverhill, Mass, — Persistent at-
tempts to purchase the knife used by
Hannah Dustin in scalping Indians
may finally be brought to a successful
conclusion by the Duston-Dustin Fam
fly association, the 70 members of
which are all direct descendants of
the historically famous Indian killer. | 5
On March 16, 1697, Hannah stepped | US
to the pages of history when she
and her children’s nurse were cap-
tured by redskins during an attack on
Haverhill. When their captors camped
for the night the two women and an
English youth killed and scalped the
entire band with the exception of a
squaw and a little boy.
A New Hampshire man has been in
possession of the knife for years and
has steadfastly refused to part with
tt. It is now understood by the asso-
clation that the owner has consented
to bequeath the relic to Hannah's de
scendants.
Janitor’s Work Added
to School Curriculum
Akron, Ohio.—And next comes the
newest course offered in the curricu-
lum of the up to date school. Tt will
be a ~ourse in how to become a jan-
tor.
be listed In. the programs
ing.” Custodian Tr
much more dignified. 0.
Camera at Race Finish
Will Decide Disputes
Pacis. — The famous Longechamps
cace course has been the seene of
some bitter, disputes ai the finish, so
the stewards have decided te fostall
a camera in the judges’ stand and:
hereafter the resnit of every rage will
be phetographed. The pictures. will
he developed immediately and cep he
studied by any dissatisfied plunger.
The conrse will become a part]
of the regular program of: the Akron
schogl system. © However, it will not
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Our Trust Department
W ban the Trust Department of this
bank is separate from the commercial
department, all the resources of the
institution, amounting to more than two and
one-half million dollars, safeguard those who
intrust such business to us.
As Executor, Administrator or Trustee,
we can assure proper service, acting always
under competent legal advice; which, joined
with our long experience, makes us feel confi-
dent of the proper administration of any Trust
business given us.
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BELLEFONTE, PA.
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