Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 21, 1930, Image 1

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——Nero fiddled while Rome burn-
ed. In an emergency of that sort
President Hoover goes fishing.
—Fishermen, its just fifty-two
days until the open season will be
here. Do your boot-legging early.
——The war boarders who went
South to tell Mr. Vare “where to get
off” seem to have failed to “get on.”
—Everybody is yelling “hard
times” and its a doubly mournful
yell to them that can’t blame it on
Al Smith.
—President Hoover ought not to
be peeved because his Florida fishing |
trip was a failure. The Lord knows
he caught enough suckers in 1928.
The drys in the Senate may
have good reasons for objecting to an
investigation of the enforcement
methods but they ought to tell what
they are.
——The President has returned
from his fishing trip in the South to
find his party in Washingtonin a
state of panic. “When the cat's
away the mice will play.”
—It’s not our fight, but we should
think that Centre county Republi:
cans would be interested in giving a
Centre countian a chance to go to
Congress. That’s why we imagine
they must all be for Charley Long.
—Somewhere in this column is a
paragraph about Francie Speer. We
are ill at ease as to its grammatical
construction. Will someone tell us
whether we should have used a in-
stead of the “an” we decided to let
—Mr, Vare sends word from Flor-
ida to the effect that he is “not bluf-
fing” and that is likely true. It is
more likely that the members of the
Philadelphia war board
down to talk him out of the race
for Senator were doing more of it
than he is.
—Who will be a candidate for As-
semblyman on the Democratic tick-
et in Centre county? Surely there
must be someone capable of being an
understudy for the present Member.
What would the county do if the
good Lord should suddenly call the
Hon. Holmes home?
—Years ago Francie Speer edited
a “That Column” in the Keystone
Gazette. In his “By” line Francie
proclaimed himself an “ubiquitous re-
porter.” We knew Francie well, but
tonight we are wondering whether
he really knew what ‘“ubiquitious”
meant. If he did he must certainly
have forseen the age of juvenile
“salted peanut” and “potato chip”
—MTr. Robert Goheen has decided
that he doesn’t want to be mercan-
tile appraiser for Centre county.” The
Watchman herewith decorates Rob-
ert with the “D. O. 8.” insigna. He
is the first Republican we have ever
heard of who hasn't been eager to
take anything he could get. For-
tunately, Paul Eckley, who made the
cleanest report of his assessment last
year that we have ever heard of, has
been called to take up the torch that
brother Goheen threw down.
—Ben Franklin's namesake in
Philadelphia got into trouble last
Saturday night. Ben drew the light-
ning from the sky but the hotel that
perpetuates his name in the city of
Brotherly Love drew it from the pro-
hibition enforcement officers and now
the hotel men down there want to
know “what is to become of the
city’s pleasures when raiders break
into rooms without warrants.” Yes,
what is to become of them? They
might come to Bellefonte and take
rooms in the town’s temperance
—If hard times are on us or ahead
of us we deplore the situation just
as much as you do. Since we can’t
help it in the least we are reconcil-
ed to whatever happens for two rea-
sons: Firt, if it is to be worse we
are glad that Al Smith was not elect-
ed President, because he would have
been blamed for it all. Second, it
will bring home to a lot of people
the first realization they have ever
had of the fact that money doesn’t
grow on thistle bushes and that no
business can survive that pays its
workers more than they return to it
in loyal, honest service.
—Gosh, the news is cheerful and
constructive these days. Digesting
the entire purveyance of the front
page of metropolitan daily on Tues-
day we discovered that Mabel Wille-
brant was arrested for speeding in
Washington, the sheriff and seven
other officials of Potawatomie coun-
ty, Oklahoma, were convicted of be-
ing in cahoots with a boot-leggers’
ring. Representative Tilson, of Con-
necticut, gave the Senate hell for
stalling, the ladies demanded that
that old woman hater of a Grundy
tell them where he stands on the
booze question, the Tardieu govern-
ment in France fell right in the
midst of the naval disarmament con-
ference, Lillian Russell’s widower
died and the Philadelphia hotels went
into a huddle to decide whether they
would picket Mayor Mackey or Al
Capone. Almost we are at the point
of asking what is news? Is it some-
thing that the people want to read
or something they ought to read?
And while we are at it, we might as
well ask the collateral question: Is
the modern newspaper what it pre-
tends to be? Are not the high ideals
of its editorial and reportorial de-
partments crumpled into servile hy-
pocrisy by a greedy business office?
who went |
30. NO. 8.
The Democratic Executive Commit-
| tee Meeting
The Democratic State Executive
committee will meet in Harrisburg
| next Tuesday for the purpose, as
' stated by the chairman, “to present
the strongest possible Democratic
programme to the voters this year.”
That laudable purpose ought to se-
cure for the meeting not only a
| full attendance of the membership
[but a large number of active party
| workers who are interested in the
| prosperity of the party. There has
{been no time within recent years
when conditions were so auspicious
for Democratic success and there
{has never been a time when Demo-
| cratic success was so greatly need-
.ed. If the members of the commit-
| tee address themselves to the pur-
| pose wisely much good will be ac-
complished. !
In the present state of confusion
‘in the Republican party of Pennsyl-
| vania it might seem to careless ob-
servers that defeating its candi-
dates would be an easy task. The’
| Republican party is broken up into
| seemingly irreconcilable factions, the
success of either of which would
alienate the others. This expecta-
tion might be realized if there were
any principles involved in their
| differences. But as a matter of
fact their quarrels are purely selfish
and sordid and in most cases will be
patched up after the nominations
are made. There will be a consid-
erable contingent in the defeated
faction, however, that cannot be
reconciled and if the Democrats act
wisely it may be made a deciding
The Democratic candidate for
President received upward of a mil-
lion votes, two years ago, notwith-
standing the diversion of a consid-
erable number of prohibition fanat-
ics and religious bigots registered
as of that political faith. If. the
candidates of the party this year
retain that force and secure the
support of such Republicans as are
not reconciled to the control of
Grundy and the Mellon machine, the
success of the ticket will be made as
certain as that day follows night.
The executive committee, at. its
meeting next Tuesday, may trans-
late this hope into fact, and we
have every reason to believe it will
do so. Chairman Collins has done
his part and it is for the party to
do the rest.
——The Republican leaders of the |
State have at last come to the opin-
ion that Grundy is a liability rather
than an asset.
Queer Reasoning of Politicians
Those Philadelphia pilgrims who
have been pleading with Mr. Vare to
withdraw from the contest for the
Republican nomination for Senator
have a queer system of figuring out
results. During their recent visit to
Mr. Vare at his “estate,” in the
South, they held out as the para-
mount purpose of their endeavors,
the defeat of Grundy. In that they
may be entirely sincere, but the
method by which they hope to
achieve the result is absurd, That
is, they ask Mr. Vare to withdraw
from the race and leave Grundy as
the unopposed candidate for the par-
ty favor. In other words, they give
him a valid claim on every voter of
their political faith and a guarantee
of election if the party is in the ma-
If Mr. Vare withdraws from the
contest Mr. Grundy will have no
competitor for the nomination, and
however abhorrent his nomination
might be to a large proportion and
the best element of the party, his
name would appear on the ballot at
the general election as the undisput-
ed choice of the Republican electo-
rate. There might be a few voters here
and there who would refuse to rati-
fy that choice but the vast majors
ity of them, including the Philadel-
phia pilgrims, would holler their
heads off to elect the regular party
candidate, and Grundy as Senator-
elect would be twice as powerful in
the organization as Grundy, Senator
by appointment. There's nothing so
successful as success.
It is plain to any reasoning mind
that one of the main reasons for ap-
pointing Grundy to the Senate was
the belief that it would eliminate
William 8S. Vare from future party
councils. It is equally obvious that
Grundy accepted the appointment
with that understanding. For this
reason Mr. Vare is justified in feel-
ing a resentment toward both Grun-
dy and Fisher. But handing Grundy
the nomination “on a silver platter”
is not the customary way of resent-
ing injuries. The only way that
Vare can fitly punish Grundy is to
defeat him for the nomination, and
having accomplished that compel
him to vote the straight ticket at
the general election or forfeit his
' Democrats of Pennsylvania.
rare very few Congressional districts
' greater Republican majorities
| courageous; popular and “fit
claim to consistent party regularity.
Good Inspiration for Pennsylvania
a |
The result of the special election
in the Second Congressional district
of Massachusetts affords encourage-
ment to every Democrat through-
out the country. That district,
formed thirty years ago, has never
had a Democratic Representative. In
1928 the Republican candidate had
a majority of 8500. On Tuesday of
last week the Democratic candidate
had a majority of 5252. The cam-
paign was made on national issues.
The chairman of the Republican
National committee appealed to the
voters “to vindicate President
Hoover.” Both candidates were
‘pledged to favor modification of the
Volstead law so the
question was not directly
‘It was a strictly party contest.
In the beginning of the
paign the Democratic
‘could have had little better than
a “forlorn hope.” The signs were
all against him. But he had ability,
courage and character and entered
into the contest with a determina-
tion to win. It was a brief cam-
paign but an intense one. The va-
cancy was caused by the death of
Representative Kaynor in an airship
accident while on his way home to
spend the holidays. It was less than
two months from that event until
the election. But every hour of the
time was employed in active work
by both parties and the Democratic
victory can be interpreted in no
other way than as the expression
of a trend toward Democracy.
The result of this election ought
to be especially inspiring to the
in Pennsylvania that usually gives
the Second district of Massachusetts,
Nearly half the districts in this
State, in recent years, show less
than 2000 majority for the Republi-
can candidates. There is no reason
why many of these districts may
not be carried by the Democratic
candidates if the policy is pursued
here which won there. All thatis
necessary is to nominate capable,
dates, and support them with the
energy that our Massachusett friends
From the February issue of
Bell Telephone News, we get
| two items which no doubt will be of
interest to many in this community:
“Following a meeting of the Penn-
sylvania. State Chamber of Com-
merce, on January 17, it was an-
nounced that John Tonner Harris,
vice president and general manager of
the central area, had been elected a
vice president of the Chamber. With
the election of Mr. Harris, the num-
ber of vice presidents of the State
Chamber of Commerce was increas-
ed to four.” Then among ‘recent ap-
pointments of interest” is Thomas
King Morris, Jr. division P, B. X.
supervisor, Pittsburgh division, west-
ern, of the Bell Telephone company.
——In the Wilmington Del., Morn-
ing News, of February 12th, Mrs.
Sophie C. Hall, who prior to her
marriage was a Miss Keller, of
Boalsburg, recounts an incident in
connection with the funeral train of
President Lincoln enroute from
Washington to Philadelphia. When
the train arrived at Wilmington it
was stopped to permit residents of
that city an opportunity to view the
body and pay homage to the martyr-
ed President. In order to afford the
people a good view of the body the
casket was carried from the train
and placed on top of a table furnish-
ed by the president of the railroad
——Colonel James M. Guffey cele-
brated his 91st birthday at his home
in Pittsburgh, on Wednesday. His
long and useful life was given to the
service of his party and his country.
He was the capable, unselfish and
faithful leader of his party in Penn-
sylvania for many years, and in the
peaceful enjoyment of his declining
life he has, and deserves, the well
wishes of every Democratic voter in
the State.
A ——— A a —————
——AIll Odd Fellows in Centre
county who have been “Past Grands”
in the order are invited to a meet-
ing to be held in Odd Fellows hall,
Bellefonte, on Wednesday evening,
February 26. Speakers from Jersey
Shore, Williamsport and Lewisburg
will be present and it is the intention
to organize an association of “Past
Grands” in the county.
Se emi dai
Thermometers in Bellefonte
registered four degrees below zero on
Sunday morning, which was next to
the coldest morning of the season.
Monday morning was twelve degrees
warmer. Last year at this time we
were in the midst of a prolonged cold
candi- |
New Milk
13 Borough Council
Several interested spectators were
present at the regular meeting of
borough council, on Monday evening,
attracted no doubt to get first-hand
information as to any action that
might be take regarding the closing
of Lamb street, but council fought
shy of the question, as it was not
even lifted from the table, where it
was so carefully laid two weeks pre-
The principal discussion of the ev-
ening was in regard to selling a por-
tion of the Phoenix mill dam site as
a location for a milk shipping station
for the Nittany valley local of the
Dairyman’s League. Mr. Cobb,
chairman of the Water committee,
reported that quite a delegation of
patrons of the local had been in
Bellefonte in consultation with the
committee and that they had inspect-
ted four different sites. One was
the point or strip of land just north
"of Lamb street where Ebon Bower's
! land for less
basket shop had been located, but it
is too narrow. Another was the
piece of ground north of the silk
mill; the third, the small meadow
south of the Federal Match company
plant and last the dam site. Mr.
Cobb stated that the delegation
might be satisfied witk any site that
will be suitable for their purposes, but
they preferred the dam site because
it is more advantageously located
than any other plot.
Mr. Cobb stated that the dairyman
would agree to put in a septic tank
to’ purify the wash water from the
milk cans before its is drained into
the creek; that they do not ask for a
permanent driveway around the mill
but wanted verbal permission to use
it in case of emergencies. He also
stated that the farmers will be will-
ing to raise their offer of $2000 for
the land but did not say to what
figure. Mr. Beaver talked strongly
in favor of selling the dam site, as
it will mean a new industry for
Bellefonte, he declared, and bring 65
farmers from Nittany valley every
day, and all of them will do some of
their buying here. Mr. Jodon also
favored selling the site. President
‘Walker stated that the old council
had refused to consider selling the
than $5000, and the
weight of sentiment among the peo-
ple of the town, so far as he has
been able to learn is against selling
it at any price. Mr. Badger stated
that he had been advised that the
farmers will not pay $5000.
President Walker referred the mat-
ter back to the Water committee to
see if some other location for the
plant can be found.
When council convened only seven
members were present, the absentees
being president Walker and Mr. Em-
erick. Mr. Cobb was chosen presi-
dent pro tem. D. A. Barlett was
present and asked for an exoneration
of a portion of the water tax on his
two properties on east Curtin street
because both had been unoccupied
for six months. Referred to the Wa-
ter committee.
Secretary Kelly reported that the
matter of securing compensation for
the widow of James Parks. is now
in the hands of the compensa‘ion
The Street committee presented a
check for $30.00 from the Wahite
Bros. for a sewer permit, the sewer
taking care of two store rooms in
the front of the Valentine building.
The sewage from the rear of the
building and the postoffice is deposit-
ed in cesspools. Mr. Jodon asked if
council had authority to forbid the
use of cesspools and compel all sew-
age to be run into sewers, and was
informed that there is no ordinance
covering the matter. He stated that
sewage from some place nearby is
finding its way into the basement of
the Potter-Hoy building and it is a
matter that should be considered hy
council. Mr. Cobb stated that that
question could be taken up any *ime
and council voted to accept the White
Bros, check and permit the sewer
connection to be made.
The Water committee reported the
colection of $34.29 on the 1927 water
duplicate, $125.83 on the 1928 and
$289.88 on the 1929. Mr. Cobb stat-
ed that he had received a final re-
port and bill from the Pitometer
company but wanted to check up
with Mr. Seibert before presenting
the bill for payment.
The Fire and Police committee
called attention to the serious coast-
ing accident of last week and sug-
gested that council approve burgess
Harris’ proclamation setting aside
Logan street and all streets north of
Curtin for coasting. One of the
councilmen also suggested Wilson
street as a safe place and president
Walker stated that the matter is up
to the burgess and police.
The Village Improvement commit-
tee recommended that permits be
(Continued on page 4, Col. 8.)
granted Ralph Hassinger for the
erection of a house on north Alle-
Station Site Discussed By ¢IFTY YEARS AGO
Items taken from the Watchman issue of
February 20, 1880.
Municipal elections in the State
last Tuesday were not discouraging
to the Democrats.
In Philadelphia we elected six pub-
lice magistrates.
In Reading the Democrats elected
five of the eight select councilmen;
have 24 common councilmen to the
Republicans’ 20 and are tie on the
school board. This is pretty good
for Reading Democrats.
Lancaster and Allentown both elec-
ed Democratic Mayors.
Wilkes-Barre elected a Democratic
Mayor and York, too, decided to try
a Democrat instead of the present
Republican official.
The Republican candidate for May-
or of Altoona won by only nine votes
and we came within sixty-three
, votes of getting the city treasurer
{up there.
| College township elected seven
{ Democrats, six Greenbackers and
| two Republicans to township offices.
Boggs township elected an entire
Democratic ticket. Milesburg eiect-
ed a Democratic burgess, E. H. Carr,
and Potter township elected a Re-
publican Justice of the Peace. Pat-
ton township split half and half. Un-
ionville went Democratic and Union
township elected a Democrat, Ju-
cob Roop, Justice of the Peace. Fer-
guson township elected a Greenback-
er, Robert Glenn, Justice of the
Peace. The West ward of Bellefonte
elected two Democrats, S. A. McQuis-
tion and L. Olin Meek, to council.
According to the census in 1870
Centre county had a population of
34,418. Bellefonte had 2655, Philips-
burg 1086 and Osceola Mills 813.
Everybody who went to Mme.
Rentz’s minstrels Wednesday night.
was disappointed. Of course none but
men were there because it was ex-
pected to be a can can, And it wasn’t.
It was a nice clean show and the
ladies in it had more clothes on and
showed less of their legs than they
do on most of the ball room floors
in sassiety.
Died—On Saturday evening the
14th of February, of consumption;
Miss Alicia, daughter of Alexander
McCafferty. She was a most accom-
plished young woman, was educated
for a teacher and gave promise of
a bright and useful future. Her's
was the fourth death in the family
in two years.
Last Monday was the day the big
snow storm was to come but both
Monday and Tuesday were as bright,
beautiful and warm as might be days
in June.
Walter Zeigler has sold his drug
store in this place to John J. Harris,
who has already taken charge.
While Bellefonte has four or five
telephone lines Lock Haven is just
preparing to install her first one and
Lock Haven calls Belefonte just a
country hamlet.
Bunnell and Aikens are now selling
a piece of music called “My Moun-
tain Town.” The words are by Ira
C. Mitchell Esq., and the music by
W. Ellis Burchfield. The latter is
Register of Centre county and direc-
tor of Burchfield’s band.
Does any reader of the Watchman
know where a copy of this piece of
music might be procured—ED.
—On Tuesday last Houtzdale had
its second murder within three
weeks. Samuel Pennington, a young
man, was shot in the back by one
John Nevlin who paraded the streets
of that place, unmolested, for sever-
al hours hunting Pennington and
telling everyone that he was going
to shoot him on sight.
—In the report of F. G. Archey,
teacher of the primary school in
Pine Grove Mills, we note that the
following pupils were present every
day in January: Sadie E. Dannley,
Mary E. Ward, Jennie Wolf, Sal-
lie Strunk, Nellie Kepler, Master R.
Port, Musser Heberling, Benton J.
Heberling, Warren Wolf, James A.
Stover, John C. Gates, A. Stewart
Bailey, Levi F. Gates, Miles E, Stov-
er and F. Glenn Meek.
——So as not to disappoint Penn
State radio audiences over Central
Pennsylvania the college department
of music has arranged for a special
studio program next Sunday after-
noon, February 23, at 3:30 o'clock,
taking the place of the student sym-
phonic band, originally scheduled to
start the annual winter series of
Sunday afternoon concerts on that
day. It was found arly in the week
that the band could not appear in
Schwab auditorium until a later date,
and director Grant arranged another
program for broadcast purposes only,
These artists will perform in the
WPSC studio, not at the auditorium.
The program will include selections
by the band’s trombone quartet, pi-
ano solos by Miss Marion Kerr, of
the department of music faculty, and
soprano solos by Miss Edna Roser-
ick, an advanced music student.
——The break-up of the Tardieu
cabinet in France threatens serious
, disarrangement of the plans of the
‘ naval conference in Lodon.
—Returning to his home from a meet-
ing of the Silver Brook local of the Unit-
ed Mine Workers of America, at McAdoo,
Tuesday night, Secretary George Billig
was held up by two men who bound him
and took $850 from his person.
—Clark Love, 54, Jeannette, was killed
on Tuesday night, on the Penn road near
Jeannette, supposedly by a hit-and-run
motorist. Love's body was sighted by
H. O. Pahl, motorman on a West Penn
street railway car, who took it to Jean-
—A shortage of $37,000 in the firemen
and police pension funds handled by
Harry L. Raub, Jr., former city solici-
tor, of Lancaster, who committed suicide
several weeks ago, was definitely estab-
lished last week, when it was revealed
that irregularities were found in nine
of the eleven mortgages investigated by
city officials.
—Mrs. M. F. Sincavage, of Port Car-
bon, narrowly escaped death, on Mon-
day, when the stove in her kitchen ex-
ploded. A ring at the door bell attract-
ed her attention after she had put
coal on the fire, and as she stepped into
the dining room to answer the bell she
heard the explosion. The stove and part
of the kitchen were wrecked. Pieces of
dynamite are believed to have been hid-
den in the coal.
—Mrs. J. Monroe Walter, 82, invalid,
was burned to death on Sunday, at her
home in West Pittsgrove township,
Montgomery county. While her husband
was visiting a neighbor, an oil lamp
fell or exploded and set fire to the bed
of Mrs. Walter. She was dead when two
neighbors fought their way through the
smoke to rescue her. Pottstown fire-
men extinguished the blaze before it
had spread beyond the one room.
—Attempting to hold up Edgar Bailey,
35, proprietor of Sugar Bowl Inn, at Sax-
ton, on Tuesday, Charles Treece, 32, was
shot three times by his intended victim,
bullets entering his back, arm and leg.
His condition was reported as critical.
Treece, whose home is in Saxton, had
been working in Altoona. He told police
he conceived the hold-up because he was
in need of ready money. His unrevealed
partner in the attempted holdup escaped.
—Twenty patrons of the Clover Leaf
Inn.,, near Butztown, on the William
Penn highway, were held up at 1 o’clock
Monday morning by seven bandits and
robbed of all their money, jewelry,
watches and automobiles. The haul
yielded the bandits several thousand
dollars. Some of the men patrons had
their trousers removed and hidden,
while in some instances articles of cloth-
ing were removed from the women. The
telephone was also disconnected.
—Abraham Sam, 40, of Mt. Carmel,
was killed at Centralia, last Wednesday,
when a stick of dynamite apparently
exploded in his hands. Sam, a junk
dealer, and his brother, Joseph, were
removing old iron from the property of
the Lehigh Valley Coal company, and
the former was using dynamite to tear
down a large engine. wie was blown to
pieces when the charge was accidentally
exploded. Joseph, who was standing
about 100 feet away at the time, was
—Dr. J. Frank Small, city director
of health, expects 1000 measle cases in
York before summer comes. With 125
cases of the malady already reported
and the number increasing, York's
triennial epidemic of measles is well un-
der way. Scanning the municipal health
department’s record of contagious dis-
eases for the past fifteen years, Dr.
Small has found that the measle epidemic
is of triennial occurrence. The reports
show that the disease is prevalent every
third year.
—Ray Zoltoski, manager of the Penn-
zoil gas station at Hdye City, near Clear-
field, was held up Saturday morning
about 8:45 by three collegiate looking
bandits, two men and one woman, at the
point of a revolver. Zoltoski was made
to empty his cash register of all its con-
tents, amounting to about $32.00. He was
then forced into a rear room, and warned
to stay there for at least flve minutes.
The bandits then jumped into their car,
an Essex coupe, and disappeared. The
matter was reported to the authorities,
but the culprits have not yet been cap-
—Thirty girls, all about twenty years
old were routed from their beds and sev-
eral bundled in blankets and carried to
safety by firemen when fire swept
through the second and third flbors of
the Turtle Creek branch of the Young
Women’s Christian Association building,
in Allegheny county. Confusion, follow-
ing the first alarm, precipitated among
the girls. The fire is believed to have
started in the third floor but the origin
is undetermined. Prompt action of the
firemen confined the damages to a small
loss, and none of the patrons of the
place were injured.
—The raido once went to Mrs. Carrie
Kenworthy’s head and she hasn’t gotten
over it yet. Mrs. Kenworthy, a resident
of Norristown, last week filed suit for
divorce, saying that her husband threw
their radio at her with such force four
years ago that it is still causing her
trouble. The difficulty, says the 22-
year-old plaintiff, began, not over the
radio, but over the more usual cause
of marital musses-another girl. Mrs.
Kenworthy’s petition declares that she
arrived home one day to find her hus-
band entertaining a strange girl in her
own dining room. The couple were mar- :
ried in Elkton when Mrs. Kenworthy
was 14.
—A letter, signed by Mrs. Helen Hol-
loway, county probation officer protest-
ing against a lenient sentence in a
white slave case, reposed unread in the
pocket of Federal Judge Albert W.
Johnson while he filled the pulpit of the
North Berwick Evangelical church on
Sunday. It became known the next day
when Mrs. Holloway made the letter
public. Mrs. Holloway, not a member
of the church, said she had gone there
with several other women in sympathy
with the protest. The letter was sent to
the Judge by an usher at the opening of
the service and he placed it in his
pocket without opening the missive. The
letter called attention to the fact that
the girl alleged to have been sold into
slavery was a former attendant of the
church in which he was speaking, and
criticized the fact that the woman al-
leged to have sold the girl was let off
with a fine of $100.