Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 19, 1897, Image 3

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    Bena idan
Bellefonte, Pa., March 19, 1897.
—Raspberries will not thrive in low, wet
land, but they require plenty of moisture,
especially at fruiting.
— Never use a graft from a tree that is in
the least degree unhealthy. Any neglect
in selecting the grafts may result in the de-
struction of the orchard.
—To get clean strawberries use cut straw
or salt hay under the vines, which prevents
the sand or dirt from adhering to the fruit
and also protects against loss of moisture.
—All young animals quickly learn to eat
ground oats, and there is no ground grain
better for them. They grow and thrive
upon oats, even when drawing milk from
the dams.
—If you have neglected to make arrange-
ments for a hot-bed, better haul out a good
load of manure where it is to be built, and
sprinkle over the ground that the hot-bed
is to occupy.
—No one should attempt to prune a tree
who has had no experience in such work,
“especially when cutting back young trees,
as the first two years’ work of pruning is
the most important of all.
Animals of viscious habits should never
be used for breeding proposes, as vices are
transmitted. By careful breeding in this
respect the disposition of the animals can
be partially controlled.
—@Galls are rarely seen on the horses’
shoulders bathed night and morning with
strong salt water, beginning a month be-
fore the spring plowing. In warm weather
use sweat pads under the collars.
—Radishes are not; desirable unless erisp.
They are very hardy, and the seed can be
put in early. To get good radishes the
ground must be rich and fine, so as to
make them grow as rapidly as possible.
—Chickens, like sheep, cannot be crowd-
ed together in larze flocks without breed-
ing disease. Keep them awake and the
blood stirring by making them hunt for
their food, even if it must be scattered
among the litter.
—Tt is claimed that as the wet places are
usually the richest plots on the farm, they
will pay the cost of drainage in two or
three seasons. Whether this is true or not
wet places should never be allowed to ex-
ist on any farm.
— Pigs farrowed in March will overtake
the fall pigs in growth if they are kept
under shelter, and in a warm place. By
giving them extra care from now until May
they will get a good start and grow rapidly
until ready for market.
—Sorghum seed is an excellent food for
poultry. It is regarded by many as supe-
rior to wheat for laying hens. A Southern
poultry-raiser who keeps 600 hens says that
one acre of sorghum will make enough feed
to feed 100 hens all winter.
—XKeep the droppings under the roosts
well cleaned up. There is no better way of
caring for them than to mix them, either
on the floor or in the barrels after taken up,
with an equal quantity. of dry sand or road
dust. They thus becgme a most valuable
—One of the best vegetables grown is
kale ;yet it is neglected as a garden crop.
It comes early and provides ‘‘greens’’ be-
fore cabbage. Inthe market itis rapidly
salable, and brings a fair price. On clean
land the seed may he broadcasted, but if
there 1s danger from weeds, it is better to
sow the seed in rows and use the wheel
—1It is useless to attempt to force any
kind of food on an animal. A cow may be
compelled to eat something that she does
not desire, but she will fall off in her flow
of milk. It is necessary, therefore, to ob-
serve their individual peculiarities and sup-
ply them with whatever they prefer. What
may be a delicacy to one may be repugnant
to another. >
—Plow deep for peas, and sow the seeds
of several varieties. so as to have them in
succession. The dwarf varieties ave the
earliest, and the later tall-growing kinds
may require sticking; but the standard
varieties are the most proiific and afford a
greater number of pickings. The dwarf
varieties may be planted in succession, if
preferred, but peas should be planted dur-
ing the cool months.
—Lice seldom attack thrifty animals.
When an animal is infested with vermin it
indicates negligence in some manner, either
in insufficient food, filthy quarters, or con-
tamination with stock that have become in-
fested, which happens at times when an
animal is purchased and brought on the
farm, and when lice get on animals the
loss of rest will alone prevent them from
increasing in weight.
—The farmer should live within his
means and incur no debts if it is possible
to avoid them, but he can have a good liv-
ing from the farm if he will determine to
buy no article that he can produce himself.
The home market (the one owned by the
farmer) is to be supplied first, and the
farm that does not contain a variety, and
also provide an abundance has not been
properly utilized. The profit is mostly in
making the farm richer and more valuable
every year.
—The hog gets atany time in his life
less variety in his feed than any other kind
of stock. This is especially true when he
is being fattened. There are other grains
that have quite as good fattening qualities
as corn. A mixture of oats and barley, of
of peas and barley ground together, makes
a feed that will not only fatten, but will
also furnish the due proportion of lean meat
that is required to make healthful and
easily digested pork.
-—The oat crop will make a fair success
where other grains fail. But it needs rich
soil quite as much as any, and is especially
benefited by phosphate fertilizers. The
average yield is low, because the crop is
generally put on the poorest soil on the
farm. We have grown 90 bushels of oats
per acre on a four acre field planted the pre-
vious year with potatoes, and with 150
pounds of fertilizer drilled in with the oat
seed in the spring.
—The earlier the spraying begins the
better. If it can be done before the buds
open many insects will be reached that are
safe if the spraying is delayed. Paris green
and London purple may be used freely on
insects, and will not injure the trees if a
small proportion of lime is added to the
water. Kerosene emulsion is efficacious
for the San Jose scale and for lice, but it
should be so mixed as to have the ingre-
dients thoroughly complete as an emulsion
without any free kerosene.
A Dermatologist Says it May Not be Known in
Another Generation,
Now the real cause of baldness has been
discovered, and a French dermatologist,
Dr.” Labourand, suggests a remedy. By
the use of this remedy, he says, baldness
can be prevented, and in the next genera-
tion it may be unknown.
It has been known for some time among
medical men that baldness is a disease. It
has even been supposed to be due to a spe-
cific microbe.
nary amount of evidence in favor of the
theory has been accumulated that the idea
is now generally accepted. Dr. Labour-
and’s investigation on the subject has been
exhaustive and of such a conclusive nature
as to add heavy re-enforcements to the al-
ready existing microbic theory. He be-
lieves that the didease is contagious and
that the cause of contagion and the spread-
ing of microbes is due to the barber’s in-
struments. He presents strong evidence in
support of this theory.
According to Labourand, the typical dis-
eased hair is found at the edge of a con-
stantly enlarging bald spot. It is the
stump of what was once a long hair. It is
shaped like an interrogation point. It
grows less in diameter toward the root and
has lost its color, being either gray or
white. The normal pith canal is wanting
at the root, which is itself no longer bulb-
ous and hollowed for the papilla, but dis-
torted in shape and hardened. Within the
root sacks a little bulb may be seen dev el
oping if examined under the magnifying
glass. It is this which is said to be the
cause of the disease.
In the good hair this bulb or utricule is
full and closed and contains in its center
compact clusters of microbes, a culture of
the smallest bacillus known. As the mi-
crobe matures it may become one one-hun-
dredth of an inch in width. Itis bent or
slightly curved in shape, like a comma,
blunt at the ends and slightly swollen in
the center. Each bulb contains millions
of these bacilli, and to them is attributed
the cause of baldness.
Investigation shows that by the time the
hair is dead and the root sebaceous gland
useless the microbe which produced this ef-
fect is gone. Thus remedies applied to the
bald spot in the hope of making hair grow
again are vain, for that glistening, white
desert is totally barren of productive roots,
and the oil sacks are dried forever.
However, the progress of baldness can be
impeded. This is accomplished by disinfec-
tion of the skin at the edge and in the
neighborhood of the patch by means of an
effectual microbe destroying tonic.
If the microbe of baldness is an actual
fact, as seems fairly probable, and if the
prevalence of the condition is due to conta-
gion, as is the reasonble and logical deduc-
tion, baldness can be prevented and the
first stages of the disease arrested by intel-
ligent treatment. So, in time, baldness
may disappear from humanity.— Exchange.
How to Find Out.
Fill a bottle or common glass with urine
and let it stand twenty-four hours ; a sedi-
ment or settling indicates a diseased condi-
tion of the kidneys.
linen it is positive evidence of kidney trou-
ble. Too frequent desire to urinate or pain
in the back, is also convincing proof that
the kidneys and bladder are out of order.
There is comfort in the knowledge so
often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp-
Root, the great kidney remedy fulfills every
wish in relieving pain in the back, kid-
neys, liver, bladder and every part of the
urinary passage. It corrects inability to
hold urine and sealding pain in passing it,
or bad effects following use of liquor, wine
or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
necessity of being compelled to get up
many times during the night to urinate.
The mild and the extraordinary effect of
Swamp-Root is soon realized. It stands
the highest for its wonderful cures of the
most distressing cases. If you need a medi-
cine you should have the best. Sold by
druggists price fifty cents and one dollar.
For a sample bottle and pamphlet both sent
free by mail, mention the WATCHMAN and
send your full post office address to Dr.
Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y. The
proprietors of this paper guarantee the
genuineness of this offer.
Swallowed Up The Sea.
Unprecedented Losses During the First Two Months
of the Year.
An official of one of the largest insurance
companies of this country, which makes a
specialty of assuming maritime risks, has
received a circular from London stating
that from January 1 up to February 27 of
this year the various English companies
have lost £2,000,000 in shipwrecks. The
loss exceeds any estimate for the same
period within twenty years.
The estimate for the two months, accord-
ing to the circular, is a low one, and it is
thought that fully £500,000 will have to be
added to the amount to make the figures
correct, thus making in all the enormous
loss of nearly $12,500,000 for the first fifty-
nine days of this year.
Careful examination of the various losses
show that fully 50 per cent. are attributed
to what are officially known as ‘‘missing
A Costly Volume for Ingersoll.
The following story of Robert Ingersoll
was started about 17 years ago, but the
Chicago Record thinks it good enough to
revive : During one of his visits to Chicago
he and a friend went to one of the big book
stores in Wabash avenue to examine the
treasures on the shelves and counters.
They had roamed around the establishment
discussing history, romance and theology,
and finally the friend said, picking up a
volume : ‘‘Ah, Colonel, this is the book
you like.”’
“What is it ?’’ he asked.
“Tom Paine’s ‘Age of Reason.’
“Yes ; it’s a good book, but mighty ex-
“Why, I didn’t think so.”
“I have a copy, and what do you think
it cost me ?”’
“I don’t know, I’m sure.”’
“The Governorship of Illinois."
——People buy Hood’s Sarsaparilla year
after year because it does them good. It
will do you good to take it now.
Asker (to fisher who is returning empty-
handed from a fishing trip)—What do you
call your dog ?
Asker—Why, that’s a funny name fora
dog. What made you give it to him?
Fisher—Because he won't bite.
——To cure a cough or cold in one day
take Krumrine’s Compound Syrup of Tar.
If it fails to cure money refunded. 25ots.
In fact, such an gextraordi-
When urine stains.
Hart Will Come Out all Right.
PHILADELPHIA, March 8. — John D.
Hart, of this city, who was convicted in
the United States district court, on Feb-
ruary 23rd, on the charge of aiding in a
Cuban filibustering expedition ‘on the
steamer Laurada, in August last, was to-
day refused a new trial by judge Butler
and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment
in the eastern penitentiary, $500 fine and
the costs of prosecution. Hart received
the sentence calmly, but when he subse-
quently met his wife in the office of the
United States marshal, where he was in
custody, and she threw her arms around
him and wept, he was overcome with
emotion. The accused soon regained his
nerve, however. Hart will remain in the
custody of the marshal during the day in
anticipation of some legal steps being taken
by his counsel whereby his $7,000 bail
(upon) which he was released after con-
viction) can be continued, pending an ap-
peal of the case to the United States cir-
cuit court of appeals.
Pending an appeal for a new trial to the
United States circuit court captain Hart’s
bail of $7,000 was renewed, and he was re-
leased from custody.
Mine Cars on the Rampage.
They Dash Down a Steep Incline and Do a Good
Deal of Damage—A Miner Hurt.
While two loaded mine wagons were be-
ing hoisted up the rock slope at Cameron
mine near Shamokin, the side hooks gave
out and the cars dashed down the steep in-
cline, knocking out timbers and closing
the passageway a distance of 150 feet from
the bottom. :
The bottom men and miners fled for the
surface by means of the traveling way, and
during the excitement Joseph Delgado
made a misstep and was hurled down a
manway, sustaining severe injuries. While
Samuel Winkler was near the face of the
fall to learn whether the bottom men had
escaped, another fall occurred behind him
and he was imprisoned until a ‘gang of
workmen succeeded in clearing a passage-
way for him to crawl out.
The slope cannot be repaired before Sat-
Sultan Agrees to Cretan Autonomy.
CONSTANTINOPLE, March 7. —The diplo-
mats here have received the answer of the
porte to the collective note presented on
Tuesday last, setting forth the desires of
the powers regarding the granting of au- Crete under suzerainty of Tur-
key. The porte assents to the terms of the
powers, and says it hopes there will be a
definite understanding between itself and
the powers respecting the details of the
autonomy to be granted. The reply bears
out the statement of the united associated
press that the Sultan is rather glad than
otherwise to have the long disputed Cretan
question settled, even though he practical-
ly loses the island.
Bedford Democrats for Free Silver.
The Bedford Democratic county commit-
tee met Saturday. J. T. Mott, E. W.
Light, Dr. A. Enfield and J. F. Reed, all
free silver men, were elected delegates to
the State convention. Resolutions were
adopted denouncing the removal of Dr. A.
Enfield from the board of pension examin-
ers by the late secretary of the interior and
urging all Democrats to declare for bime-
tallism. E. F. Kerr was unanimously re-
elected chairman.
Drink Caused their Death.
Two Intoxicated Men Drive Before a Train and arc
A wagon containing Lee Chatker and E.
C. Carson was struck by a train on the Le-
high valley railroad at the crossing west of
Wyalusing, Sunday morning, and both
their bodies were so badly mangled that
they died within two hours. The men had
been drinking and had driven recklessly on
the track.
Patriotism is an admirable thing.
Is it any wonder that men have been will-
ing to die for it? Not long ago a resident
of New York purchased the place where
Abraham Lincoln was born, paying for it
the sum of $3,000. Now he thinks there
should be enough patriotism in the country
to insist that the government should buy
the property from him at a cost of $40,000.
Was it not patriotic in this man to have
the foresight to get the Lincoln birthplace ?
What should be our admiration, too, of
the zeal with which he now appeals to the
patriotism of the people 2:
——1It is interesting to observe that Mt.
St. Elias has been moved back again into
the United States. During the past gen-
eration the boundary lines and the moun-
tain have shifted their respective positions
so that St. Elias has gone in and out of the
United States nearly half a dozen times.
It seems to be definitely settled, by agree-
ment, that the final location is to be with-
in the jurisdiction of the United States,
and, while the gain may not be immense
in the utilitarian aspects, the United States
is the richer by one very big mountain.
Proof That Adam was a Methodist.
“Now, I'm a Methodist because my
father, my grandfather, and my great-
grandfather, clear back to Adam, were
Methodists. I know Adam was a Metho-
dist, because the very first thing he did was
to fall.”
Macon News.
Appeal to the Georgia Girl's Conscience.
Does the young woman who rides to the
theatre in a $5 carriage, sits in a $3 seats,
and looks at the stage from behind a $4
houquet, while sitting beside a $10 a week
clerk never ask herself if she is doing right?
——In Pennsylvania 1,000,000 bobolinks
were killed, in parts of Florida the heron
was nearly exterminated, and in the coun-
try at large 5,000,000 song birds were
slaughtered, all to put a feather in a
woman’s hat'—Newark Advertiser.
Subscribe for the WATCHMAN.
Business Notice.
Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castoria.
Fac-simile signature of Chas. H. Fletcher is on
the wrapper of every bottle of Castoria.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
‘When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria.
Tour to California via Pennsylvania
Railroad :
In Southern California is found the
realization of a dream of the ancients. Here
are the “Golden Apples of the Hesperides,’
ripening beneath a sky more beautiful
than that of Rome, and in a climate more
perfect than that of Athens. Never in the
wildest flights of his imagination did either
Homer or Hesiod ever conceive of a garden
richer in verdant beauty, more productive
of luscious fruit, or set among more piatur-
esque and lovely surroundings. Here the
rose entwines the orange, and the snow
mantled peaks of the Sierras reflect the
golden glow of the evening twilight.
The last of the Pennsylvania railroad
tours to California will leave New York
and Philadelphia March 27th, stopping at
Chicago, Omaha, Denver, Colorado Springs
and the ‘‘Garden of the Gods,’”’ and Salt
Lake City. Tourists will travel by special
train of Pullman palace cars, going and re-
turning via any route within nine months,
Regular one-way or round trip tickets will
be issued by this tour in connection with a
special ticket covering Pullman accommo-
dations, meals and other tour features go-
ing. The latter ticket will be sold at the
following rates : From New York, Phila-
delphia, Harrisburg or Altoona, $60.00 ;
Pittsburg, $58.00.
Apply to ticket agents, tourist agent,
1196 Broadway, New York, or Geo. W.
Boyd, assistant general passenger agent,
Broad street station, Philadelphia, stating
return route desired. 42-9-4t.
Hunt for Spoils.
The national capital is now the resort of
a large number of place seekers, all on the
mad hunt for spoils, very little of which is
in sight. The extension of the civil ser-
vice regulations has put an end to a large
number of the places that were formerly
given out immediately after the induction
into office of a new administration. This
sad fact for them is now being realized by
the hungry office hunters. It is not a
pleasant sight for the people to see this
grand onslaught for the spoils which still
remain for distribution.
The scramble in itself should be a warn-
ing to the public of the extent to which
the idea that the government should sup-
port the people has extended. There is
some doubt expressed at times of the jus-
tice of the civil service regulations. But
this spectacle now to be seen at. Washing-
ton is an evidence that something was re-
quired to put a check on the scandal dis-
played by the office-seekers. The Presi-
dent and his cabinet officers are no doubt
pleased with the fact that civil service re-
form has extended as far as it has.
Robbed for the Third Time.
Burglars Again Visit Powell's General Store at
In a large, commodious house at No. 104
Huntingdon street, Cleveland, Ohio, lives
Mrs. Emily A. Strope, widow of the late
X. M. Strope, and she is the mother of a
young man who has been, and is now one
of this city’s successful and energetic phar-
macists. Mrs. Strope who has lately re-
covered from serious cardiac difficulty
when questioned by a reporter regarding
her late illness stated as follows :
“Two years ago, I had my first experi-
ence with Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills. For
a long time I was troubled with an ailment
which I feared would eventually drive me
crazy unless Irid myself of it. It will
sound strange, no doubt, to some, but my
heart did not beat as it should. Its action
was irregular. There would be two pulsa-
tions, or perhaps three, and then a sudden
cessation. My heart seemed to rest for the
period of one or two beats, and then re-
sume its action. Sometimes such lapses
would not be so frequent as that, but
scarcely a day passed that they did not oc-
cur. It felt as though something would
strike the heart with great force, and push
it out of place. During that period, when-
ever I lay down to sleep or rest, my hands
would become perfectly numb and helpless.
I could feel the temporary paralysis coming
over them, but I could do nothing which
would prevent it. My feet were effected
in a like manner, and I had considerable
difficulty in walking when such a spell
had possession of me. Naturally that state
of affairs completely upset my nerves, and
any one whose nervous system is well nigh
shattered, can appreciate and understand
But Mrs. Strope's Heart Now no Longer Lags but Throbs Regularly.
From the Leader, Cleveland, Ohio.
the misery, chiefly mental, which I eT"
dured. Ilost much sleep and rest, an
often I was compelled from sheer exhaus-
tion to sit down during the day to obtain
some repose. But as soon as I didso I
felt that numb sensation come over my
hands and feet, and I rocked violently in
my chair to drive it away, but frequently
to no avail.
One day, my son who was keeping a
drug store at the time, brought me home
some of Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale
People and advised me to take them for
my heart trouble. I did so and soon be-
gan to feel better. I used the pills about
two months and they certainly cured me,
for now my heart beats regularly and all
numbness has disappeared and my circula-
tion is in splendid order.”’
We print the above hoping Mrs. Strope’s
experience may be beneficial to others who
may suffer from derangement of the heart.
Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills contain, in a
condensed form, all the elements necessary
to give new life and richness to the blood
and restore shattered nerves. They are an
unfailing specific for such diseases as loco-
motor ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Vitus’
dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism,
nervous headache; the after effect of la
grippe, palpitation of the heart, pale and
sallow complexions, all forms of weakness
either in male or female. Pink Pills are
sold by all dealers, or will be sent post
paid on receipt of price, 50 cents a box, or
six boxes for $2.50, by addressing Dr. Wil-
liams’ Medicine Company, Schenectady,
N.Y. 42-11.
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For the third time within the last og
months the general store of ’Squire T. S,
Powell, at Hadley, near Greenville, was:
robbed Saturday night. Samuel Brown
discovered three men leaving the store’
shortly after midnight. He aroused Pow- |
ell, who trailed the men in the snow for |
some distance toward Greenville. He passed
the men about two miles east of there.
Each carried a bag of stolen goods. |
Being alone, he passed on and in-.
formed the officers. In the meantime it
coinmenced to rain and when he returned |
to follow the trail the tracks were ob-
——The King of Greece is 52 years old, |
talli“well built, slender and graceful, with |
the appearance of a cavalry officer. He is !
a hard worker, approachable and popular.
Queen Olga, his consort, is a stately look- |
ing woman, and handsome after the Polish
type, though she isa daughter of a Czar’s |
brother.” She is much beloved for her
graces and charities by the Greeks, who
call her the ‘‘queen of the poor.”
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