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Bellefonte, Pa., August 22, 1919.
HAIG’S JERSEY COWS AND
LEE’S SOLITARY HEN.
Two excellent Jersey cows were in-
cluded in the retinue that followed
Field-Marshal Haig, the English
Cemmander-in-Chief, in his cam-
paigns on the French front, so that
the headquarters staff might never be
without fresh milk and cream. “Con-
federate veterans will smile remenis-
cently and enviously at this story,”
says The News-Leader, of Richmond.
“Think of the affluence of an army
the commander of which carried two
milch cows with him wherever he
went!” The editor proceeds to call up
from the past a personal and pictur-
esque bit of American history:
To old gray-coats who grow hun-
gry even now in reflecting upon the
privations of the later years of the
war between the States, the thing
seems inconceivable! Why, the mess
of General Lee never boasted a single
cow, except for a very brief period.
Its solitary hen, the pride of Cook
Bryan's heart, was guarded with jeal-
ous apprehension, because no man
knew when the hunger of some pass-
ing soldier might not deprive Gener-
al Lee of his daily egg, the chief sta-
ple of his diet. In fact, there was a
suspicious element of mystery about |
the final disappearance of that hen. |
All the winter she nested in a head- |
quarters wagon, alarmed neither by |
the roar of cannon nor the clatter of
couriers’ horses. She was as regular |
in depositing her egg for the beloved |
commander as Stuart’s cavalry was |
in its scouting. But when the army |
began to move for the final summer |
campaign, the hen whose cackling had |
been constant music at headquarters |
and whose unabashed presence had |
graced many a council of war was no-
where to be found. In his charity to
all men, Lee explained that the hen
must have strayed away; but deep
down in his heart, Bryan had a con-
viction that it was not a case of stray,
but of stealing. Some irreverant sol-
dier, Bryan always maintained, se-
cretly slew and ate the sacred fowl
whose eggs had helped in making the
battle-plans of the army of Northern |
And to think of gallons of fresh |
milk—gallons, literally—for the pri- |
vate mess of Marshal Haig, whether |
the commander was pressing his of- |
fensive or hurrying to the endanger-
ed front! The old Confederates never !
had fresh milk, and when they had |
buttermilk, the fact that it was kept
in a jug usually raised false hopes
the shattering of which left no stom- |
ach for buttermilk. Was it not so |
that famous day when Lee invited his |
staff and a few visiting generals to |
have a drink? There had been a re-!
port, detailed and precise, of a certain |
bottle of very old apple brandy which
some admirer had pressed upon Gen-
eral Lee. The commander, of course,
had not touched it, but men whisper-
ed excitedly he always carried it with
his headquarters baggage. When,’
therefore, he smilingly invited his
guests to take a drink, instanter came
visions of that bottle uncovered in
great good humor and passed from
parching lips to cracking throat. But
the corpus delicti proved to be a jug,
not a bottle, and, what was a much
more serious matter, despite an insin-
uating gurgle, when at last it poured
forth its contents, they proved to be
buttermilk, not brandy. Lee, history
reports in all soberness, was the only
man who enjoyed either the joke or
the dram! |
As for Haig—who knows but that
a general who carried two cows after
him on a motor-lorry might not have’
had a hidden hamper as well? The
luck of some men!—Literary Digest.
Wings for Mrs. Vanderbilt.
Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt tells this
story on herself.
She was doing canteen work in
France during the recent misunder- |
standing in that vicinity, and devoted
considerable time to entertaining
American soldiers in one of the hos-
tess houses., Being a capable dancer .
and attractive, she was much in de- |
One evening :
mand among the boys.
she danced several times with a tall,
tow-haired doughboy who showed
symptoms of great loneliness and
talked volubly about things back in
When the evening ended, the tow-
headed one came over to Mrs. Van-
“T've had a bully time,” he said,
“and I want to keep track of you.
We're moving out of here tomorrow
for the front. But if we get back,
T’d like to look you up in the States.
My name is Albert Bridgeman, from
Grand Rapids. What's yours?”
“I'm Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt,” she
The doughboy scanned her from
head to foot.
“That's right, chicken,” he said “fly
Man’s Best Years From Eighty to
John D. Rockerfeller was 80 years
old recently. He drinks a teaspoon of
olive oil every day, and, what is more
important, plays golf and does mot
worry. He hopes to live to 100, then
really begin living.
The hope is not unreasonable. Car-
narno, who died at 105, said he had to
live 90 years to realize that the world
was beautiful. A man’s best years
should be from 80 to 100, when he has
earned the right to rest and contem-
plate without self-reproach for lazi-
Americans will not grudge Mr.
Rockerfeller his years of ease or his
fortune, which is said to be above
$100,000,000 a year income.
He does not spend it, merely re-in-
vests, wastes little, and the people
with their power of taxation and right
of eminent domain can do any regu-
Will Form a Syndicate.
“No,” said the positive girl, “I will
never tie myself down to one man.”
“Perhaps,” he said sarcastically, “if
I organize a syndicate you will con-
sider our offer.”—Forbes Magazine.
——For high class Job Work come
to the “Watchman” Office.
Apricot Pits Now Supply Products
One good that is working out of the
evil of the war is the demonstration
that American chemists, under the
spur of demand, can readily surpass
the accomplishments of German sci-
ence. The following, cited in the
Popular Mechanics Magazine, is a
concrete example: California has an
annual by-product crop of 7,000 tons
of apricot pits, which were formerly
sold to Germany and Denmark at $45
a ton. When the war closed this mar-
ket, and the price dropped to $15, a
California chemist bought a supply
and started experimenting. He is
now marketing a substitute for olive
oil; a meal used in cooking; oil of
apricot, known as bitter oil of al-
monds; American blue, from which
Prussic acid can be made, and a num-
ber of other by-products, which give
a total yield of more than $200 for a
ton of apricots.
——Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
Try This Recipe.
“To give the face a good color,”
says an exchange, “get a pot of
rouge and a rabbit's foot. Bury them
two miles from home and walk out
and back once a day to see if they
are still there.”
$25,000 Reward for Villa, Dead or
El Paso, Texas.— Governor Andres
Ortiz, of the State of Chihuahua, has
offered a reward of $25,000 gold for
the capture, dead or alive, of Fran-
cisco Villa, according to a Mexico
merchant from Chihuahua City. He
said the offer appeared in an adver-
tisement in one of the Chihuahua
“Why have you never married, Mr.
“I suppose it’s because I took the
bachelor’s degree while at college.”
News for the Housewife
at Preserving Time
Here is a recipe for preserving syrup that will give you
finer jams, jellies and preserves—and save you about one-
half your trouble.
Instead of all sugar use only one-half sugar and one-half
Karo (Red Label).
You will find this means clear, firm jelly; rich preserves
with heavy syrup; and delicious jams, mellow and “fruity”.
Karo is a fine, clear syrup, with a natural affinity for the
juices of the fruit.
It blends the sugar with the fruit juice— brings out all
Furthermore, it prevents even the richest jam or jelly
It does away with all the uncertainty of preserving, and
just about cuts the work in half.
For cooking, Baking and Candy Making Karo (Red
Label) is used in millions of homes. In all cooking and
baking recipes use Karo instead of sugar. It is sweet, of
delicate flavor, and brings out the natural flavor of the food.
A copy of the Corn Products Cook
Book is all ready to send to you as
soon as we receive your name and address. It
contains any number of helps to the woman
who expects to make preserves, jams or jellies.
CORN PRCDUCTS REFINING COMPANY
2.0. Box 161, New York City
1IATIONAL STARCH CO., Sales Representative
1235 Szuth Second Street
Use A Karo SS )
(red label )
Jams, jillies and
Heard on a Car.
Workman (discussing Wilson with
_ friend)—He’s got more brains in his
head than you an’ me got in the rest
- of our bodies.
| Motorist (blocked by load of hay)—
I say, there, pull out and let me by.
| You seemed in a hurry to let that oth-
! er fellow’s carriage get past.
| Farmer—That’s ’cause his horse
. wuz eatin’ my hay.—Brooklyn Eagle.
IRA D. GARMAN
| DIAMONDS, MILITARY WATCHES
11th Street Below Chestnut,
-9£34-6m. PHILADELPHIA, PA.
TIME TO GET
The Boys and Girls
Ready For School
Will your boy “creep” unwillingly
to school, or will he go briskly, anx-
iously and smilingly, in the conscious-
ness of fashionable, serviceable
clothes. We can put that smile on his
face here, with the kind of clothes
you'll be glad to supply him with.
Clothes of style, quality, service and
BOYS’ NEW FALL SUITS
Our fall suits, as usual, are the
newest of models; double and single
breasted coats with knife pleats, full
loose belts—dress patch or slash pock-
ets, alpaca or serge lined, double seat
and knees. Sizes 7 to 18 years.
Priced $7.50 to $14.75.
COHEN & CO.
64-15-1t BELLEFONTE, PA
The largest and best
Twenty-eight acres are
holder to admission to
in 75 miles.
On account of the high cost of labor and material for
will be charged all persons over'18 yrs of age,
the ground every day.
fee will be charged for parking automobiles.
tz=-Special Trains Wednesday and Thursday."&1
FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT AND FAIR
Of The Patrons of Husbandry of Central Pennsylvania,
Grange Park, Centre Hall, Pa., Sept. 6 to 12, 1919
Fair in’ Central Pennsylvania; by farmers znd for farmers.
devoted to camping and exhibition purposes.
building and repairs, 25¢.
ticket which entitles the
Under 18 years, Free. The usual
Excursion rates on all railroads with-
for a season
C. R. NEFF, Chairman
“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,
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
Yeager's Shoe Store
THE SHOE STORE FOR THE POOR MAN
Bush Arcade Building BELLEFONTE, PA.
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ome to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co.
OF COATS AND SUITS
We extend a cordial invitation to all who
want to see advance Fall Styles. These gar-
ments were bought months ago, which enables
us to sel the: at a phenomenal saving to you.
NEW FLOOR COVERINGS
are here.. Buy early at our prices; it will be to
NEW TAPESTRIES AND
A most complete line of Tapestries and Cre-
tonnes in the new dark designs, from 25c. to
$3.50 per yard. This means new goods at old
School will soon be here.
Shoes for children in all sizes.
We have School
Men’s Work and Dress Shoes
Ladies’ and Misses’ Shoes at prices
lower than wholesale today.
Summer Merchandise at
Clearance Sale Prices
All Summer Goods must go now. Prices
that will make your dollar buy double.
Lyon & Co. «~ Lyon & Co.
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