Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, December 19, 1930, Image 1

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    . We will have no more messages
for you until after Christmas. The
great event is only six days off.
We are not nearly ready for it, nor
are you, Wwe surmise.
are: either with the material gifts
or the spiritual awakenings that
make Christmas
It's a wonderful festival, yet it |
‘has always been fraught with mys- |
What can it be that
seems to soften the hardest heart |
tery for us.
on that day? What is the occult
power that flits the trace of a smile
across the faces even of enemies
when they meet on Christmas?
‘Why is it that every one who hasa
home wants to be there then more
than at any other time of the year?
All of these questions have prob-
ably haunted your mind as they have
ours. Have you ever tried to an-
swer them for yourself? It isn’t a
difficult matter. ;
There is a soul in every human
peing., The soul was God's gift to
man when He created him. It is the
Few ever |
William A. Schnader,
Mr. Pinchot’s New Cabinet.
The Governor-elect has removed
the veil of secrecy concerning his
cabinet in part, at least. In anan-
nouncement, issued the other day,
he names Clyde L. King, of Chester
county, for Secretary of Revenue,
of Philadel-
phi, as Attorney General; George
W. Woodruff as a special counsel to
hold utility corporations in line, and
P. Stephen Stahlnecker, as secretary
to the Governor. These are all
old associates of the Governor-elect.
Mr. Woodruff was Attorney General
little something” within us that is|during his first term, Mr. King was
eternally trying to
tongue, to think with our mind, to |
work with our hands. Some under-
stand what it is; others don’t and
some deny its presence. It is there,
however, in every human, whether
he be Jew or Gentile, heathen or
agnostic. It is the God in man that
inspires every noble thing he does
and creates the conscience that
lashes him for every ignoble act.
That was God's greatest gift to
man. - Without it there might have
been science, but there couldn’t have
been art or love and life would have
been as cold as the poles.
Strangely, it was the gift that
started man to seeking for some
explanation as to when, why, how
he had been made. It was the
gift that started Melchior, Caspar
and Balthasar following the star
that flooded the Judean hills with
light on the Christmas eve twenty
centuries ago and led them to the
cradle of God's second great gift to
Before the "event we celebrate
next Thursday, all was veiled in
mystery. Then came Christ, the
veil was torn asunder and the cause
of the soul in man was revealed and
the proof of all that had been won-
derment before was presented.
Marvel and argue as we will about
Christmas, the very word is radiant
with holiness. No matter how low
and mean we might have been at
other times during the year then we
are at our best. It is the miracle
~ geason for love reborn. And why?
Raunt oft at yo
other way than that the God-given
soul ~ within us, © subconsciously or
floods our hearts and
spirit of
minds with the Christ
«peace on Earth and Good Will to-
ward Men.”
Laugh clown, laugh at our preach-
mefit. But listen to this: No mat-
ter who you are: how vile, how
scoffing, how humble, how rich, next
Thursday you will do something—just
a little something—that you rarely
do at any other season. It might
he only a pleasant word. It might
be a smile that flicks a sullen face.
Youll do it and it will be God's
hand that makes you do it.
You might not admit it. If you
don’t, hunt for another explanation as
to why you do things on Christmas
day that you rarely do at other
Christmas is the season of giving.
Why? What could have suggested
such reaction to it other than the
gold, and frankincense and myrrh
that were carried to the manger in
the Little Town of Bethlehem many,
many years ago. And what were
they carried there for? The soul,
God's first gift to man, filled the
world with hope and it went in
thanksgiving and praise for the
gift of His Son.
The ologias might smile indul-
gently, others might tap their heads,
but our concept of the universality
of the Christmas spirit is really the
exemplification of experimental relig-
In other words creeping years and
dispelled the
Santa Claus myth that made us hap-
increasing wisdom
y as children when Christmas came,
but that “little something”
that the
only a fantasy.
into its own with
next Thursday.
Oh, no!
«peace on Earth and
toward Men.” .
Account for this
way you like,
in any other
ing revealed it to you.
It’s only a little journey
From the dawn to the sunset of life
Let's try to make it a pleasant one
And ban all the discord and strife.
It’s only a little chasm,
That separates friend from foe
Let's bridge it and be happy
As on the same journey we go.
Tvs only a little distance
To the home of some one, forlorn,
Let's all find time to go there
* With gifts on Christmas morn.
speak with our | Secretary of the
oan. in any
down in
our hearts didn’t die when we dis-
jolly old elf was
It came
the matgrity of
to ask you and me just
we are looking forward to
We are all eager
for the day. Eager, because we want
to then exemplify the spirit of
gpirit in any
but you can’t explain it
way than that God
gave you a soul and his Son’s com-
Commonwealth and
Mr, Schnader assistant Attorney
General. It is said that Ellen G.
Potter was invited to assume her
old place as Secretary of Welfare, |
but because her public berth in New
Jersey is very congenial and carries
a higher salary than the one offered
her by Governor-elect Pinchot, she
has declined.
These selections indicate a renew-
al or continuance of the policies of
Mr. Pinchot’s previous administra-
tion on all controversial subjects
with the variation that restraining
utility corporations will have first
consideration in the future instead
of prohibition enforcement as in the
past. The office to which Mr.
Woodruff will be named is new and
without constitutional sanction. But
it is within the law and no doubt
will provide for the incumbent a lib-
eral salary and plenty of
for such utility corporations as the
Scranton Spring Water company
and the Clarion Power corporation.
M. Woodruff is a capable lawyer |
and keen investigator and he will
be a busy man if he fulfills Pinchot’s
The only surprise in the recent an-
nouncement lies in the fact that Mr.
Stahlnecker will be assigned to a
subordinate position. That he is a
capable secretary is beyond question
and his fidelity to the person and
political estate of the Governor-
elect is equally certain. But nobody
imagined him in any office of less
importance in the new administra-
tion than that of Secretary of the
Commonwealth, traditionly the prem-
fer post in |
the “guide, philosopher and friend”
of the Pinchot family for many
years, But if “Steve” is satisfied
no one else has just right to com-
plain. In any event it may be set
down as certain that he will be de-
voted to his chief and efficient.
eee eee.
__It has been announced that the
Philadelphia machine will offer no
opposition to Mr, Pinchot’s plan for
organizing the Legislature. Thatis
ominous, to say the least.
fpr re
Senators Resent Hoover’s Aspersions
Senator Blaine, Republican of Wis-
consin, has obtained a correct meas-
ure of President Hoover. In a de-
bate in the Senate, the other day,
Mr. Blaine declared that Hoover isa
«mediocre politician” who has been
overpraised. His record in the White
House clearly proves this. He has
been a weak and wavering in-
strument in the hands of such polit-
ical sharks as Jim Watson, of In-
diana, and others of that inferior
type and they have made a donkey
of him, probably with malicious in-
tent to get him out of their way.
Senator Blaine added that “his en-
gineering ability has been limited
to a gas engineer.”
With this meager equipment for
leadership President Hoover under-
took to “crash the gate” of the
Senate the other day. In a state-
ment made to the press correspond-
ents he accused Senators of ‘“raid-
ing the treasury” and ‘playing poli--
tics at the expense of human
misery.” Yet he has done nothing
but play politics since he began his
public career ten years ago. He
worked himself into the White
House and since his inauguration
has been playing for a re-election,
Near the close of the last regular
session he bluffed the Senate and
got away with it. But it looks as
if he has overplayed his hand this
As Senator McKellar has shown
the charge of raiding the treasury
comes with poor grace from him.
He began raiding the treasury even
before his installation and has been
practicing it ever since. But he
wants entire control of the loot ob-
tained by the raids. By manipula-
tion of the flood relief fund in 1927
he was able to obtain for his own
benefit the electoral votes of Tennes-
gee and Kentucky in 1928, Now he
demands absolute control of all: re-
lief funds for the present emergency
for use in the campaign for re-
election in 1932. Naturally and
properly the Senate resents his as-
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friend for a Christmas present.
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| seen. .
President Hoover and the Senate.
A break of some kind between the
President and the leaders of his
party in the Senate was inevitable,
For months their lines of action
have been diverging. The Senators
have been patient, even indulgent
from the beginning. Hoover's in-
experience in public affairs, his pre-
dilection to pass the buck and his
evasion of responsibility have creat.
ed sympathy rather than censure of
practical and experienced men. So
long as he referred all important
matters to commissions and finally
yielded completely, as he did in
signing a tariff bill he detested, the
party leaders in the Senate, though
disappointed, were no t publicly
They have had plenty of cause of
tions for office were unwise and sub-
versive of party harmony, and
though some of them were rejected
there was no expressions of resent-
ment. But a few months ago some
influence persuaded Mr. Hoover that
he is the real master of the coun-
try and that if he would assert his
authority with sufficient emphasis to
impress the people that he is a
man of force, the Senators and
everybody else would yield. He
adopted this idea in the matter of
the flexible provision of the Grundy
tariff law and got away with it.
But he seems to have misconstrued
the popular reaction to that achieve-
| The big stick was a potent force
in the hands of Roosevelt. He had
| the popularity and the audacity to
‘use it with effect. But it will be
| remembered that he associated the
big stick with “soft speech.” In
| other words, intelligence as well as
: strong arms is essential in the em-
| ployment of that form of persuasion,
| Hogve: appears to be lacking in
| one or the other of these essentials
and in his attempt to swing the
| pig stick,
i placating the Senators he provoked
em. What the ultimate result of
the quarrel will be remains to be
‘last Saturday,
‘Stark was
‘his party.
James C. Furst,
Many of his nomina-’
the other day, instead of |i
| George
R 19. 1930.
A Few Final Stories of the Hunting
committed to the Centre county jail,
by justice of the
peace E. T. Haynes, of Snow Shoe,
for a period of 132 days for two
violations of the game laws. Mr.
captain of a hunting
party in
Shoe and did not have a roster of
For this he was
fined $25 and costs of $3.00. He
was also caught standing on watch
after he had killed his deer for which
he was fined $100 and costs of $4.00.
As he did not have the money to pay
his fines he was committed to jail
for a period of 132 days.
Austin Furst, son of Mr. and Mrs.
who was sixteen
years old in November, shot his
first deer, a 4-point buck, on Sat-
urday afternoon. He and his young-
er brother, “Woodie,” little Bob Cur-
tin and Hayes Darby, piloted
by John Curtin Sr, had gone
down to the old Masonic camp,
this side of Curtin, to see if there
were any wild ducks on the dam.
The buck came down off of Bald
Eagle mountain and was first seen
by Bob Curtin who called to
his father that ‘there is a deer,
and it’s got horns.” The elder Cur-
tin was not able to get a good sight
of it and while he was shifting
around to do so Austin got an open
view of the deer and shot. One
' shot brought it to the ground. The
party lost no time in bringing the
deer to Bellefonte.
Motoring down from Tyrone, late’
‘Saturday evening, A. Miles Barr
killed a buck which jumped onto the
State highway right in front of his
car. He brought the carcass along
‘home with him and turned it over {o
‘game protector Thomas G. Mosier.
Missing Youth Indicted For Murder
in Pittsburgh.
A Pittsburgh grand jury, last week,
returned an indictment aga inst
Clark Skidmore charging
him with the murder of Charles
Ba abi LA _a crippled gas station at-
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| Borough Councilmen Held Brief
The regular session of borough
| council, on Monday evening, Was
| short and devoid
written communications.
The Street committee
that the cesspool being dug on east
depth of 36 feet through solid rock
and as yet no sign of an opening.
President Walker stated that
proper thing to do is to drill
rock. ;
The Water committee reported
record of same,
laying of the pipe from the spring
to the Gamble mill and also that a
on Monday afternoon.
fore a thorough test is completed
and the pump ready to put in ope-
ration. Until this is done no definite
figures on what the pump will be
able te do can be given. The com
mittee reported a balance in the
borough fund of $2355.82 and
$5249.47 in the water fund. The re-
newal of notes totaling $26,906.40
was also asked and authorized.
The Special. committee recom-
mended that the request of the sec-
retary of the Association of Boroughs
for a contribution toward the ex-
penses of the Legislative committee
be honored and that council contrib-
ute $10, which was authorized.
Mr. Cobb, of the Water comuraittee,
reported that borough engineer H.
B. Shattuck had been in Bellefonte
or Saturday and made an inspection
of the reservoir, and will prepare
several sets of tentative plans for
repairing or enlarging the same.
When done these plans will be sub-
mitted to council for acceptance or
Mr. Lightner, of the West Penn
Power company, was present and
asked if council would be interested
in selling the standard lighting sys-
tem to the company and permit
them to introduce a more up-to-date
system which he believes will give
the town better lighting facilities.
The matter was referred to the
Street committee for consultation
with Mr. Lightner to find out how
much of an increase it will mean in
the monthly bills for light and re-
port back to council with plans, etc.
Borough bills amounting to $1555.-
35 and water bills $3028.15 were ap-
proved for payment, after which
council adjourned.
of any unusual
| features. There were Ino verbal nor following the murder of Hammon
ted George Skidmore and Baldorf came
reported |; centre county and went into hid-
Howard street is now down to a
| beacon
| the
e cabinet. He hasbeen | terested and amused by “Talks with "of September 20th, and also return
They ap-| : s
thi ‘ed an indictment against Skidmore’s
Seven Of 5 lssue companions, KEugene
and Henry White, alias Henry
, Uncilino, as participants in the hold
‘up which
resulted in the murder.
So far as known no return was made
‘against Leonard Skidmore, a student
at the Bellefonte Academy, on the
charge of being an accessory after
the fact.
It will be recalled that the week
ing in the Allegheny mountains.
Officers traced them here and when
‘an attempt to arrest Skidmore was
made on September 27th he shot
fhe State
e | Olmes and W. F. Fox, keeper of the
at the Rattlesnake, '
. : ‘then made his escape as completely
testing out fireplugs and making 8 .o if swallowed up by the earth,
completion of the nq not a trace has been
him from that day to the present. fects.
‘each day from 4:30 to 11 o'clock.
test of the new pump had been made in the minds of some men that in | :
A few ad- | yo interchange of shots between |
justments will have to be made be. | g
highway patrolmen J. G.
found of
There has always been a suspicion
officers and Skidmore
latter may have been
wounded but had managed to evade
the officers and hide in the dense
underbrush, only to perish later,
but most of that territory has been
pretty well covered by hunters dur-
ing the deer season and no skeleton
was found.
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Weigh Feed to Make Proper Dairy
Centre County dairymen can save
many dollars this winter if they will
weigh the feed given to their dairy
cows, says county agent, R.C.
Many Cows are overfed, which
| makes the cost of producing 100
pounds «f milk too high and there-
by cuts down profits. On the other
hand, many COWS are underfed so
that they are not permitted to pro-
duce to full capacity.
“Weighing the feed, without a
doubt, will mean more in dollars and
cents to the dairymen than ever be-
fore.” Blaney declares.
He gives the usual suggestion:
Feed one pound of grain for each
three pounds of milk produced by
Guernseys and Jerseys and one pound
of grain for each 33 or 4 pounds of
milk produced by the other breeds
of cattle. This method of feeding
is flexible, so that cows having a poor
quality of roughage can be fed
slightly more grain.
a — et ——
If it is actually true that
President Hoover and Senator Rob-
inson have come to an agreement it
is a safe bet that Hoover has the
better of the bargain.
the mountains near Snow .
, Association in order to make
| toona Bright With Christmas Light.”
sii ; Tis is the street and the dwelling;
Thomas Stark, of Snow Shoe, was
Let me count the houses o’er—
Yes: one, two, three from the corner,
And the house which I loved makes
This is the very window
Where I used to see her head,
Bent over a book or needle,
With ivy garlanded.
And the very loop of the curtain,
And the very curve of the vine,
Were full of a charm and a meaning
Which woke at her touch and sign.
I began to be glad at the corner,
And all the way to the door
My heart outran my footsteps
And frolicked and danced before—
In haste for the words of welcome,
The voice, the repose and grace,
And the smile, like a benediction,
Of that beautiful, vanished face.
Now I pass the door and I pause not,
And I look the other way;
But ever like wafted fragrance—
Too subtle to name or to say.
Comes a thought of the gracious presence
Which made the past day sweet,
And still to those who remember
Embalms the house and the street.
Like the breath from some
Of a flow’ry shape unseen,
Which follows the path of its lover
To tell where a rose has been.
—Author Unknown.
vase now
Altoona is Aglow with Christinas
For the past several years the
Altoona Booster Association has
sponsored outdoor Christmas lighting
contests and as a result of their
efforts many beautiful lighting ef-
fects have been created in the busi-
ness district, as well as in the
residential sections of that city.
This year the Association, in co-
operation with the Penn Central
Light and Power Company, has
created a more beautiful display of
Christmas lighting than has yet been
featured in Altoona and it is doubt.
ful if any city is more beautifully
lighted for the Christmas season.
Each side of the streets in the
business district “is festooned with
strings of colored lights running
parallel with the trolley wires which,
together with festoons on the cross
wires, present a colorful effect that
is worth going miles to see.
In addition to the street lighting
there is a large community Christ
mas tree locatedin the Logan House
Park, - at 11th Avenue and 12th
Street, which also presents a beauti-
ful Christmas effect, in perfect har-
mony with the Christmas season.
In addition to the Christmas
lighting in the business district,
many homes in the Altoona resi-
detial districts have arranged beau-
tiful outdoor lighting effects in con-
nection with the contest that is be-
ing sponsored by the Altoona Booster
“" Al-
Many automobile parties from the
surrounding communities are mak.
ing night trips to Altoona to see
the outdoor Christmas lighting ef-
Altoona will be illuminated
The new water wheel and
‘pump at the Gamble mill property
critically | has been tested out this week under
the direction of C. A. Stiles, of the
| Scranton Electric company.
'to the fact that the outlet from the
‘pump is confined vo a 6.inch pipe
it has been impossible to test it up
to its rated capacity. When the
water wheel was wide open it used
almost the total water capacity of
Spring creek, Logan’s branch and
the overflow from the Spring. When
the race was filled up it was found
that the bank had dried out to such
an extent that the water seeped
through at several places, one of
them being a good-sized leak, The
water was later drained out and the
leaks repaired.
The State College football
team did not make any great record
this season, so far as winning games
was concerned, but its receipts for
the season exceeded the expenditures
by $29,317.85. In fact is is the only
athletic sport at the college that
generally has a balance to it’s credit.
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—— A Christmas service will be
held in the church at Linden Hall
on Monday evening, December 22nd,
at 7.30 o'clock. A collection will be
lifted to apply on the church debt.
The public is invited. - ;
Maybe Senator Robinson, of
Arkansas, imagines that he is the
| majority instead of the minority
floor leader of the Senate.
___ There is a wide difference be-
tween the methods of rel'zf in AL
bany and Washington. In Albany
quick results are obtained.
— Through Greyhound motor coach
service hetween Williamsport and Har-
risburg, operating via Sunbury, will be
inaugurated by the Pennsylvania Gener
al Transit Company, Saturday.
— Russell Lease, of York, Pa., 8 years
old, was treated at the York hospital
for wounds on his right hand, inflicted
when he was attacked by a rat. The
boy was gathering wood for fuel in the
backyard at his home when the rodent
lunged at him and bit him.
The mail must go though it is not
the air mail. When carrier Norman A.
Harshman, serving Connellsville R. D. 8
in his automobile, was stopped by a
snow drift, John Biler. a resident, ar-
rived with a team of horses and ‘pulled
Harshman and his car over the entire
Thieves using motor trucks looted
the United Brethren church at Green-
point and Sarrazahn’s Lutheran church,
both in remote regions of northern
Lebanon county. Chairs, tables and
Christmas toys were taken by the thieves,
who did not disturb crosses and the
American flag.
—The new S. & J. shirt factory which
has just been completed at Mt. Carmel
in record-breaking time of seven weeks
will open the latter part of this week.
Nearly 200 girls will be given employ-
ment in the factory which has enough
orders on hand to keep it busy for
several months.
—Eight hours after they staged a
payroll holdup which netted them $1400
theirs for about three hours—three
Archbald youths, each 20 years of age,
at Scranton on Monday, were sentenced
by President Judge BE. C. Newcomb of
York, Pa., to serve from ten to twenty
years in the Eastern Penitentiary.
Definite assurance has been given the
board of trustees of the Lewistown hos-
pital by its building committee that the
new $100,000 annex to the hospital will
be completed by Christmas and plans
have been made for the formal dedication
early in January, when it is expected to
have Governor-elect Pinchot as the prin-
cipal speaker.
A steel casting weighing 55,600
pounds is being machined at the York
plant of the S. Morgan Smith Com=
pany. The casting when finished will
be shipped to Seattle, Wash., where it
will be used in a large power plant. The
casting is in one piece and was made
by a Pittsburgh concern. Because of
the piece, it was necessary to allow six
weeks to elapse before it was removed
from the mould and exposed to the air.
—While John Schillo, Frackville ceme-
tery sexton, made love to Mrs. Harry
Thomas, the woman's husband watched
from above, hidden in the rafters of the
cemetery shanty. At an opportune mo-
ment Thomas pounced on his rival, beat
him up, shot him in the right leg, and
after handcuffing his wife and Schillo,
turned them over to the police. The hus-
pand is in Pottsville jail. His wife is
under bail as a witness and Schillo is in
the Ashland hospital.
—Down at Elizabethville, Dauphin coun-
ty, is a farmer who is today rejoicing in
the realization that his friends in need
are friends indeed. Fire destroyed his.
hog house and some of his pigs. Tt had
been a poor. year for him and ‘“‘available’’
funds were not available, but quickly
neighbors who not only gave of their
own money but assisted him with lumber
and other materials necessary for the re-
building of the home of the hogs.
—The meat market and grocery store
of Sam Perri, at Renovo, was robbed
early Sunday morning of supplies in-
cluding two 20-pound boxes of spaghetti,
a crate of eggs, 15 pounds pork chops,
10 pounds of fresh sausage, six or seven
pounds of butter, the same amount of
cheese, 10 pounds of lard, five chickens,
one whole ham and a part of another
ham, a bushel of potatoes, and other
articles. Entrance to the store was
gained by removing the rear window.
A certificate of public convenience
was granted at Harrisburg on Wednes-
day to the Golden Arrow Coach com-
pany to operate a transportation service
from the Pennsylvania State line near
Fassett, Bradford county, to the Penn-
sylvania-Maryland line at Hale, Bedford
county. The route goes through Can-
ton, Williamsport, Lock Haven, Mill
Hall, Bellefonte, Tyrone, Altoona, Hol-
lidaysburg and Bedford. The route
runs from Elmira, N. Y., to Cumberland,
— Walking into police headquarters
early on Monday Mrs. “Ollie” Turner,
of Wilkes-Barre, told the desk sergeant
her husband had bitten off her right
ear. To substantiate her story she pro-
duced . the severed organ from a coat
pocket. She was taken to the General
hospital, while detectives rounded up
her husband. Mrs. Turner produced
the evidence in police court again later
in the morning, and her erring husband
was held for court ona charge of felon-
ious wounding.
— Finding what apparently was a
Christmas package on his porch on
Sunday, Joseph Masteikas, 49, a miner,
living in the suburbs of Wilkes-Barre,
rushed into the house with it and call-
ed his wife. While they were unwrap-
ping the tinseled red and green paper,
there was an explosion. State police said
the package contained a bomb. Mastei-
kas was blown into another room, his
body torn and twisted and was killed
instantly. His wife, her left arm al-
most severed, and her body covered with
burns, fell near the table, which the
detonation blew to bits. Parts of the
rear of the house was torn away. Three
daughters, asleep on the second floor,
were not injured.
‘With the filing of papers in the
Northumberland county court last week
to place Miss May Langton, school teach-
er, under arrest pending disposition of a
suit, it was revealed that she is to be
sued for $5500 in connection with an in-
jury to a pupil’s eye. The papers were
filed by Russell M. Long, of Natalie,
father of Alvin L. Long, and gave notice
of intent to sue Miss Langton for dama-
ges. The papers allege that Miss
Langton, who is a teacher in the Na-
talie schools, near Locust Gap, slapped
Alvin Long's hand with a ruler during
a writing lesson, causing a pen to fly
out of the boy's hand and strike him in
the right eye. The charge is made that
the pen entered the eyeball and resulted
in his loss of sight in that member. At-
torneys for Long sald that he will ask
for $500 for a doctor's bill and $5000 for
injury to his son.
there came to his relief some generous