Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 08, 1919, Image 7

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Bellefonte, Pa., August 8, 1919.
Clemenceau Wanted to Come Into Con-
tact With the Private Soldier,
and He Did!
On one occasion when Premier
Clemenceau visited the French army
at the front, says a contributor to
Je Sais Tout, the general who was his
host suggested a sightseeing trip, but
the premier declined the invitation.
“General,” he said, “I did not come
here as a tourist; I have only one
purpose, and that is to come into di-
rect personal contact with the private
soldier. I wish to see hiwui as he faces
the enemy.”
“In this sector,” was the reply, “it
is easy to do that. At post 8 there
are only four meters between the
poilu and his adversary.”
“Very weil,” said Clemenceau.
wish to go to post 8.”
Complete silence reigned in the
trenches where the soldiers stood, gun
in hand, ready to go “over the top.”
Their faces were tired and deeply
lined; in them were the traces of
suffering and of anger. These men
asked no favors, but they forgave
nothing. In their eyes shone a de-
termined resolution to win, and then
to punish, When the party reached
the covered passage leading to post 8,
the guide told M. Clemenceau that for
the remaining distance he would have
to crawl upon his stomach, and in
that fashion the premier advanced
until he met a sentry. There for an
instant he forgot that he was not in
the tribune of the senate and, speak-
ing loudly, said:
“Well, my friend, what—"
A hard slap cut the sentence short,
“Shut up!” hissed the sentry. “Can’t
you hear that Boche coughing?”
The soldier never doubted that his
blow had saved the man who was
destined to lead France to victory.
He had treated M. Clemenceau like a
comrade. The premier had been near
indeed to the private soldier; he had
come into direct personal contact with
him. Hes desire was realized.—Youth’s
Wounded Soldiers Not “Out” in the
Battle of Life and Do Not Ask
to Be Coddled. :
“I have found that you do not need
hands and feet, but you do need cour-
age and character. You must play
the game like a thoroughbred,” said
Michael Dowling at the international
conference on reconstruction.
“You fellows know how it is in a
handicap race. A handicap is put on
the horse that has proved himself. so
that he may not beat the others too
easily. But the horse with the Landi-
cap is the one to bet on.
“You fellows are handicapped, but
we know you can win the fight. You
have been handicapped by the Hun,
who could not win the fight. For
most of you it will prove to be God's
greatest blessing, for féew men begin
to think until they find themselves
up against a stone wall. z
“And you other folks—don’t treat
these boys like babies! Treat them
like what they have proved them-
selves to be—men. Don’t spoon-feed
them. Don’t coddle them. They
would rather get their own faces
down into the blueberry pie and eat
it for themselves.”
The United States Fish Crop.
The total value of the American
fish crop, including that of Alaska and
the insular possessions, is estimated
now to be $150,000,000, allowing for
the advances in value of the last year.
The capital invested in the fisher-
fies of the United States, including ves-
sels and the land establishments for
handling the fish, is estimated at about
$75,000,000, and the number of per-
sons employed is 220,000. The value
of the sea products turned out by the
canneries is $50,000,000.
Food experts did well during the
war times to urge Americans to eat
more fish, not only because this helped
conserve the supplies of beef and pork
products but also because eating some
good fish frequently means a change
in the average man’s diet which is to
his benefit. The same argument holds
true in regard to vegetables and green
things, of which many people in cit-
les do not eat enough for their own
Ghost Altogether Too Real.
One of the most amusing mishaps
that ever happened in any production
of Sir Henry Irving was in “Hamlet,”
during the first appearance of the
ghost. The actor impersonating the
dead king of Denmark was suddenly
seized with a violent fit of sneezing,
but sought valiantly to go on with his
lines, thereby giving & new and curi-
ous recdering to the words: “Hamlet
—achou !—I am-—achou!—thy father’s
—achou spirit!” The house was in
an uproar, and when next the ghost
appeared a chorus of sneezes resound-
ed from the gallery and another epi-
sode ofythe great tragedian went from
the sublime to the ridiculous.
! A Benefactor.
“1 owe a debt of gratitude to that
“He refused to publish a lot of
poetry I wrote in my youth.”—Louis
ville Courier-Journal.
grouchy magazine editor?
Grand Total of Sixty-Two, Borne by
One Wife, Would Seem to
Be the Limit.
The nation which could scheme out
the intensive cultivation of “man
power” would win all the wars of the
future and dominate the globe, but
though this sort of thing can be done
with vegetables and, to some extent,
with poultry, it seems a far cry for
the human race, and perhaps it is all
for the best, for if six at a birth be-
came common marriage might become
The papers contained the informa-
tion lately that a woman of Palermo
had presented her husband with five
boys, all well formed, and, according
to the doctor, “eating well and crying
well,” but this case is neither unique
nor a record.
The largest grand total of children
borne by one wife seems to be 62—
as many as most wives could want,
certainly! Strangely enough, this num-
ber has been twice recorded. One is
set to the credit of the wife of a poor
weaver in Scotland who bore her
“hubby” 48 boys and four girls who
grew to manhood and womanhood, and
a dozen others who died ere reaching
their prime.
Sir John Bowers of Newcastle, we
are told, adopted ten of the sons—rath-
er a large order; three other landed
gentry took ten each, and the remain-
der were brought up by their parents.
Travelers Have Frequently Com-
mented on Apparent Deficiency of
Animal Life in the Woods.
European travelers frequently allude
to the American forest as remarkable
for its solitude and dafciency of ani-
mal life. A foreigner is struck with
: surprise, when rambling through the
| a refuge and a home.
* blemish.
to a depth of one-eighth inch with |
bush, at the scarcity of birds, rabbits,
and hares, and astonished when in the
deepest recesses of the wild country
he sees no increase of their numbers.
When paddling his canoe through lake
and river he will startle but few pairs
of exceedingly timid waterfowl, where
fn Europe they swam in multitudes.
This scarcity of animals, I would re-
mark, is not peculiar to the American
wilderness. The same fact has been
observed in extensive forests both in
Europe and Asia; and in proportion as
the traveler penetrates into their in-
teriors he finds a smaller number of
animals of almost every species. Birds,
insects and quadrupeds will multiply
in a certain ratio with the progress of
agriculture, so long as there remains a
sufficiency of wild wood to afford them
They use the
forest chiefly for shelter, and the op2an
grounds for forage; the woods are
their house, the meadows their farm.—
Wilson Flagg, in “Woods and By-Ways
of New England.”
Silvering Mirrors.
There are several processes for sil-
vering mirrors, the simplest of which,
perhaps, is to provide a large flat
stone table and spread upon it evenly
a sheet of tinfoil without crease or
This is covered uniformly
mercury. The plate of glass, perfect-
ly cleansed of all grease and impuri-
ties, is floated in the mercury care-
fully so as to exclude air bubbles.
is then pressed down by loading with
weights in order to press out the
mercury which remains fluid. After
about 24 hours it may be raised on
its edge to harden, and should be
finished in a few weeks. Another
method involves the use of a solu-
tion made as follows: Mix one ounce
nitrate of silver, three ounces water,
one ounce liquid ammonia and three
‘ounces spirits of wine. Filter after
solution has stood three or four hours.
To every ounce of the solution add
‘one-fourth ounce sugar dissolved in
{equal quantities of water and alco-
‘hol. The surface to be silvered 1s
{covered with this liquid at a tempera-
‘ture of 160 degrees, maintained till
the deposition of silver is complete.
When dry, coated surface is covered
‘with mastic varnish.
| Novel Cure for Nerves.
I have a Philadelphia friend who
‘was ordered by a famous neurological
specialist to travel for a month on a
limited express to cure him of ner-
wousness. He took a stateroom and be-
gan. He was a man of extensive busi-
ness interests, but as he could be
reached by wire at a known point on
the road at certain hours, coming or
going, he kept in tous with his affairs
without hindrruce. It was a giddy
life and the excitement effected a com-
plete cure—except that the familiar
counting room was thereafter too dull
for endurance and a Tigani band was
installed that played the wildest Hun-
garian music from nine til] three. To
everybody but the boss the remedy
was worse than the allment.—Julius
Chalmers in Brooklyn Eagle.
Gems Found in America.
Our own country is far from con-
spicuous as a producer of gems, but
the upper Missouri river has yielded
from its gravel bars large numbers of
small, bright and beautiful sapphires.
They are not big enough or dark
enough to fetch high prices.
I Nevertheless the finest green sap-
phire (oriental emerald) in the world
was found in Macon county, N. C,, and
at last accounts was a feature of the
collection of a citizen of Philadel-
phia—Clarence S. Bement. It is a
transparent nodule of crystal, remark-
ably pure, and would yield in cutting
a gein of 30 carats.
It |
One of the most commonly neglect-
ed parts of the car, so far as lubrica-
tion goes, is the clutch operating
mechanism. In case of disk clutches
running in oil the lubrication of the
thrust collar and lever operating it is
automatic. But with clutches that do
not operate in a bath of oil the thrust
collar and lever require oiling by
hand. The service of these parts is
exacting and frequent lubrication of
the ball thrust bearing and of the end
of the lever which actuates it is nec-
essary. Furthermore, the bearing of
the clutch pedal and the pins which
secure the clutch operating linkage
should be frequently lubricated.
While it is a wise precaution to
throw out the clutch when rounding a
sharp corner, it also has a beneficial
effect upon the tires. Whenever the
car tends to skid, due to its deflection
from a straight course, a cross strain
is brought to bear on the tire threads,
which is directly proportioned to the
weight of the vehicle and the radius
of the curve and proportional to the
square of its velocity. If the power is
applied in rounding a curve the tend-
ency to rip off the tires is further
aggravated by the backward drag due
to traction. If the clutch is released,
however, that factor is eliminated and
the strain is thereby reduced.
Motorists who use one of the hand
pumps will do well to give the pump a
few strokes before attaching it to the
valve. This blows out any grit or
other foreign matter that may be
clinging to the pump valve.
Owners of cars fitted with wire
wheels should give these parts a
weekly inspection for loose spokes.
While the wire wheel is strong enough
to resist astonishing shocks, neverthe-
less such a blow may loosen one or
two of the spokes and such damage
should be immediately repaired.
Where the enamel has cracked off,
paint should be applied to keep mois-
ture from working its way in and in-
ducing rust.
The average motorist can test the
connecting rod bearings of his engine
by tapping the bearing caps tightly
with a hammer to see if there is any
play. The crankshaft should run
snugly but not too tightly, so that it
can be rocked by hand when the com-
pression is relieved by opening the
The first thing to do in engine
trouble which has no definite symp-
toms is to check the ignition by lay-
ing the plugs with cables attached on
top of the cylinders. Crank the en-
gine by hand and note the spark at
the gaps. If good sparks are produc-
ed, then you can proceed to the next
unit, the carburetor.
If the sparks are weak, or none at
all is produced, in one or more of the
plugs, start at the plug end and work
toward the ignition source. If the
plugs are in good shape, then the in-
sulation should be examined, then the
terminal at the distributor, then the
i distributor itself, and so on.
Knowing that the ignition system is
' 0. k., the other things necessary for
| firing are carburetion and valves. Be-
yond these come the parts that do not
usually give trouble, but when they do
it is often very difficult to find the
right one. That is why it is so im-
portant to test each of the important
systems and eliminate them first,
after which the others may be attend-
ed to.
Among these may be mentioned air
leaks at joints, pistons, and rings,
cylinders, timing drive, fuel feed, etc. |
Very often a change of fuel may |
give bad results in starting off in gen- |
eral engine operations, and the own-
er immediately comes to the conclu-
sion that something is wrong with the |
These |
parts are too often blamed for trou-
carbureter or the ignition.
bles brought about by other causes.
There is no need for the owner to
spend a lot of time and money in ex-
periments on his engine to determine
what is wrong. The average service
station is able to determine if it is or
is not in the three important systems.
Rules on Funerals Strict.
The state regulations prohibiting
public funerals of all persons dying
of whooping cough, measles, German
measles and mumps will be strictly
adhered to by the health authorities.
Dr. Wilmer Krusen, director of the
Department of Health and Charities,
and Mr. Vogelson, chief of the Bureau
of Health, conferred on the subject
last week.
Attendants at funerals of persons
dying of contagious diseases are re-
stricted to the immediate adult rela- |
It also!
tives and necessary bearers.
prohibits bodies of persons dying of
these disedses being taken to any
church, chapel, public hall or public
building for services.
Hereafter, stringent regulations are
to be enforced relative to placing and
maintaining strict quarantines on
premises in which a case of contag-
ious disease is being treated. In the
case of death the sickroom must be
thoroughly disinfected with the use of
bichloride of mercury and two spoon-
fuls of creolin to a gallon of water.
A Real Iron Tonic.
It is good to know that there is today a
truly effective preparation for the relief
of those that suffer from nervousness,
weakness, the effects of overwork, of care,
anxiety and worry.
It is called Peptiron, and has many ad-
vantages as a preparation of iron in that
it does not cause constipation, nor disturb
the stomach, nor injure the teeth.
It is a real iron tonic, combining iron
so as to secure the best effects of this
great strengthener, with nux, celery, pep-
sin and other equally approved tonics and
digestives. There is no extravagance, no
over-statement in the claims that are made
for it. There is no flamboyancy in its ad-
vertising. It is a product of the long-es-
tablished and widely known C. I.. Hood
company, and this fact is a guarantee of
its superior worth. Peptiron is sold by
all druggists. 64-31
Heard in Cambrid ge.
Foreman (calling up from curb)—
Hi, Mulligan, will yez step to the
spakin’. tube; Oi want to tell yez t’
come down.
Shoe Store
Shoes at.....
Half Price
I have purchased 100 Pairs Men’s
Sample Shoes, all of them worth
$10 per pair, and some worth $12
and more, at the price of shoes to-
Sizes 6, 6 1-2, 7, 7 1-2, and a few 8
You can have your choice for
Shoes now on sale. If you can wear
any of these sizes, and need shoes
Come Quick
Yeager's Shoe Store
Bush Arcade Building 58-27 BELLEFONTE, PA.
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“The value of a service is manifested
under the pressure of extraordinary
Our service is the strict adherence
for years to the principle of serving
~ F. P. Blair & Son,
Jewelers and Opticians,
Bellefonte, . Pa.
War Risk Insurance
Even if you have,
consult us.
the men who were on active
service during the late war
carried War Risk Insurance. You
may have permitted yours to lapse.
N te Y-EIGHT per cent of all
you have certain
privileges in connection with Gov-
ernment Insurance. ‘We have the
forms and shall be glad-to have you
The First National Bank.
Bellefonte, Pa.
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
We offer this month more Sum-
mer merchandise at prices that
will make them sell quickly. Still
a fine assortment of Voiles in
light and dark values; from 35c. to
85c., sale price from 26c¢. to 60c. °
In plain, figured, plaids, stripes, crepe
de chines, satins, habuties, pongees, at
prices less than cost of manufacture
Silk and cotton Parasols for less than
the cost of frames.
Coats and Suits
42 Ladies’ Coats; all this season’s styles,
all sizes, all colors and black; must be
sold now at sacrifice prices.
Ladies’ Suits
All must be sold’at less than manufact-
urer’s prices.
Children’s Coats
One Lot of Coats, sizes 4, 5 and 6. All at
One Price—$2.00
Lyon & Co. « Lyon & Co.