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Bellefonte, Pa., September 5, 1919.
OF DEEP HISTORIC INTEREST
Possibility of Recovery of King John's
Lost Treasures Causes Some
Stir in England.
The idea of making use of the elec-
tric apparatus used in locating ores to
diseover King John’s lost treasure has
been put forward by Capt. Hugh Pol-
lard in an English paper. He recalls
the fact that, several years ago, Sir
William Hope informed the Society of
Antiquaries that the ford of the Wash
where the treasure was lost in the
thirteenth century was reclaimed in
the seventeenth, and that the land lies
between Walpole and Long Sutton in
Lincolnshire. Now this treasure of
King John’s is of extraordinary inter-
est. Not only did it contain loot from
half the castles and churches of Eng-
land and John’s own jewels, but the
crown of King Alfred as well. At the
close of the seventeenth century King
Alfred’s jewel, now in the Ashmolean
museum, was found scme distance
north of the site of Athelney abbey in
Somersetshire. The gem is made of
pure gold and contains colored stones
covered by a thick crystal. through
which is seen the miniature of a man
clothed in a green Saxon tunic. It is
formed of enameled mosaic on a blue
ground. The man is seated on a throne
with a crown on his head and holds a
fleur-de-lis in each hand. Round the
edge are the words in Anglo-Saxon:
“Alfred had me worked.” Some say
the figure represents Alfred himself.
If so, perhaps the crown which the
gem depicts is the one which the ele-
ments wrenched from the unworthy
hands of John all that long time ago,
and the one which, it is to be hoped,
the twentieth century will recover.
ELEPHANT MADE NO WHIMPER
Underwent Pain of Having Tooth
Drawn With Stoicism That Would
Shame Many Humans.
It does not require much imagina-
tion to realize that pulling an ele-
phant’s tooth is something of an en-
gineering as well as a dental job.
An example of this was when Albert,
one of the biggest elephants in the
Ringling herd at Madison Square gar-
den, New York, had refused to eat
and the circus veterinary found a great
tooth cavity which was beyond reme-
dy by filling.
The tooth that was giving Albert so
much discomfort was as large as a
man’s fist. After a liberal dose of co-
caine had been injected, forceps as big
as ice tongs were clamped to the tooth,
a rope attached to the forceps, and a
squad of trainers made ready to sup-
ply the pulling power. :
At a given signal the trainers gave
a tremendous pull, and out came the
In this sort of dental work the un-
known quantity lies in what the ele-
phant will do. Albert had been taken
out of the menagerie to prevent panic
among the rest of the herd in case he
developed an inclination to object to
the process. However, he underwent
the ordeal calmly, and as soon as his
jaw was dressed he was conducted
back to his stall.
Put End to Moslem Piracy.
In the sixteenth century European
civilization was menaced by the Turks.
Moslem pirates were the peril of the
seas, of which they were fast gaining
control. This danger was averted and
destroyed by Don Juan, commander
of the Spanish fleet, and his allies, the
Italian squadrons and the Venetian
and Neapolitan fleets, at a naval bat-
tle with the Turks in the Bay of
Lepanta. The capture of the enemy’s
flagship, after the battle had raged an
hour and a half, gave Don Juan as-
surance of victory, so he hoisted the
consecrated banner of the Holy league
at the mast of.the conquering galley,
where it could be seen by both friend
and enemy. TRhe result was as Don
Juan expected—exultation on the part
of the Christians and depression and
discouragement on the part of the
After a heavy loss on both sides
the Turkish armada was destroyed.
Largest of Inland Seas.
The Caspian sea is the largest in-
land sea in the world. It has an area
exceeding 170,000 square miles, and
it is situated between Europe and
Asia to the southeast of Russia. It
lies in a deep depression, and, in a
past age, geelogists-tell us, probably
formed, with the Black and Aral seas,
an inland see of vast extent. Salmon
and sturgeon are abundant and the
seal fishery is important. The Rivers
Ural and Volga flow into it. Astrabad,
Baku and Astrakhan are its chief
ports. Waterways, consisting of riv-
erse and canals, connect it with the
Black and Baltic seas. Of its area,
865 square miles belong to its islands.
At the present time its surface lies
86 feet below the level of the ocean.
Planting Trees on Wall Street.
They are preparing to plant trees
along Wall. street’ for soldiers from
Denmark, but this Denmark is a town
in Wisconsin and while there may be
bulls and bears also on this Wall
street they are not the ones usually
associated with that thoroughfare.
These memorial trees are being plant-
ed by John Jorgensen, according to
a report to the American Forestry as-
sociation of Washington, which is
registering on a national honor rol}
all such trees set out,
HOW TO FEED RABBITS.
A rabbit is the cleanest, most par-
ticular of all animals, when it comes
to eating; he will go hungry rather
than eat something he does not like.
A chicken or pig will “eat anything,”
but you have to cater a bit to bunny.
He is a vegetarian, but this doesn’t
mean that he welcomes everything
that comes from a garden or field. He
does not care for ragweed or mustard;
he will nibble at curled dock or pig-
weed, and rather likes plantain and
mallow. When given the chance,
rabbits search out clover; they eat the
flowers first, then the leaves and
stems. Sometimes even the roots are
dug up, for bunny does love clover!
Of course, your young rabbits will
require little but their mother’s milk
for the first six or eight weeks. Once
a day they can be given a mixture. of
bread and milk, and after the first
month of life hay and grain can be
gradually introduced. Oats are the
grain suitable for rabbits, and they
must be crushed for the little fellows
under three months of age. Also,
mix in a little bran.
Feed twice a day, except when a doe
is nursing. Give her a noon meal. In
summer the larger part of each meal
should be green stuff—clover, plan-
tain, dock and various grasses. Fresh
lawn cuttings are good. Hay is a
necessary part of the rabbit’s food,
but it must be sweet and free from
mould. Some owners keep hay before
the rabbits all the time, figuring to
decrease the appetite for greens; too
much of the latter is sure to make the
very young “pot-bellied.” Never feed
green stuff when it is wet with dew or |
The adult rabbit that has had a lib-
eral meal of green food in the morn-
ing will relish a handful of oats and
some alfalfa for “dinner” in the even-
Rabbits must have green food in
winter, too. Beets, kale and turnips
are good, though the last are of little
value if wilted. Some breeders con-
demn cabbage, though I have never
seen any bad results from its moder-
ate use. :
Watch the amount of grain food
consumed; if it is not cleaned up at a
meal reduce the ration till it is.
Trampled and soiled food on the hutch
floor is wasted, as rabbit food—bun-
ny. is too much an epicure to eat it un-
less very hungry. If the rabbits
seem troubled with looseness of the
bowels, cut down on the green food,
and mix some flour with the grain.
Fresh water should be kept before
them at all times, and a piece of rock
salt. The latter will make the salting
of the food unnecessary.
In the winter, rabbits should have a
warm mash once a day, preferably in
the morning. Give the nursing doe
all of this she will eat. One good
mash is made of ground alfalfa,
wheat bran and rolled oats, in equal
arts with some chopped-up vegeta-
le like carrots.
Corn fodder makes
a pleasant change occasionally. Be
extremely careful in experimenting on
the rabbits’ food; and guard partic-
ularly against bowel trouble—By L.
E. Eubanks, in Our Dumb Animals.
See New Flu Epidemic.
While an epidemic of influenza,
which last year exacted a toll of ap-
proximately 6,000,000 over the world,
may break out again next month, it
was stated by the United States Pub-
lic Health service, no means of com-
batting it will be in the hands of the
medical profession except general
measures, which the history of the
last epidemic shows are not very ef-
fective, it was declared.
Belief that the epidemic possibly,
if not probably, will recur is based by
officials in the health service on the
After the influenza epidemic of
1830 the disease recurred in 1831,
1832 and 1833. The epidemic of 1836
was followed by another in 1837. The
disease also returned in 1848, after
the epidemic of 1847 ,and in 1890,
after the epidemic of 1889.
Since the epidemic died out prac-
tically no steps have been taken by
the public health service to guard
against a similar epidemic this year,
officials said. The inactivity, it was
pointed out has not been due to neg-
ence to isolate the influenza germ
during the epidemic has left no bac-
illi with which experiments can be
conducted toward obtaining a serum.
Second—The fact that Congress
did not provide a sum requested for
research and investigation has left
the health service with no funds for
Some Facts About Ants.
Ants are really very long lived, con-
sidering their minuteness. A natur-
alist had two queens under observa-
tion for ten years and one of Sir
John Lubbock’s ant pets lived into her
fifteenth year. Ants are very tena-
cious of life after severe injury. Fol-
lowing loss of the entire abdomen
they sometimes live two weeks, and in
one case a headless ant carefully de-
capitated by asceptic surgery, lived
forty-one days. A carpenter ant after
being submerged eight days in dis-
tilled water came to life upon being
dried, so that they are practically
proof against drowning. They can
live long periods without food, in one
case the fast lasted nearly nine
“Tom is certainly a man of action.”
“What has he done?”
“Why, the very day after the
First—The failure of medical sci-
Time was when Virginia was dis-
tinctly the State of the peanut. The
product was of minor importance, and
consumption was confined mostly to
the confectioner, the theatre gallery
and the small boy.
But with the larger uses of the pea-
nut in oil and other food and feed-
stuff values the entire South has
branched out in the cultivation of the
once humble product.
In the growing of peanuts Ala-
bama takes the lead. This State’s yield
this year will be less by 1,700,000
bushels than last year, but according |
to government estimates of July 1 it
will be far ahead of other States. The |
South as a whole will be a million
bushels over 1918.
Production forecasts for the various
States are as follows: Virginia, 4,-
795,000 bushels; North Carolina, 5,
498,000; South Carolina, 629,000;
Georgia, 9,979,000; Florida, 5,336,000;
Tennessee, 400,000; Alabama, 14,708,-
000; Mississippi, 117,000; Louisiana,
81,000; Texas, 12,478,000; Oklahoma,
556,000; Arkansas, 936,000.
The peanut is not only an excellent
food, but its vine makes fine hay. In
Alabama the peanut is now ranking
as a major rather than a minor crop.
lect, and sent out the following reso- | Communities May Act to Save Day-
Plans for a campaign to defeat the
repeal of the national daylight saving
law by local legislation in communi-
ties east of Pittsburgh, were an-
nounced at New York last week by
the National Daylight Saving Associ-
A proposed ordinance calling for a
setting forward of clocks over a five-
month period beginning the last Sun-
day in April, will be introudced in the
Board of Aldermen of New York this
month, it was announced. The Pitts-
burgh Chamber of Commerce has vot-
ed to urge that city’s Common Coun-
cil to pass a similar ordinance and
virtually all cities and towns in the
east are expected to take similar ac-
tion, it is said.
Wisconsin Cattle to Save Forests.
Madison, Wis.—The Wisconsin con-
servation commission proposes to save
thousands of acres of valuable timber
by turning loose in northern Wiscon-
sin, immense herds of cattle, sheep
and hogs to prevent forest fires on
heavily timbered tracts.
The commission declares that live-
stock will eat the underbrush, grass
and small green stuff, which, when
| dried, causes forest fires to spread.
heiress accepted him he gave up his | 1 t
job at the bank and joined the Don’t ' to arrange for conversion of timber
| In Oneida, Iron, Lincoln, Forest, Vilas
and Price counties there are timber
lands on which 500,000 head of cattle
can be pastured at small cost. The
commission will urge the Legislature
lands into patsures.
Jellies and Pre-
serves made by
up fruit at home.
She fears she will only waste expensive ;
It really is very simple. Just make your
preserving syrup with 34 Karo (Red Label)
and 14 sugar instead of sugar alone.
You can then be as sure of your results
as the woman who always has ‘luck’ with
Nice fine, clear Karo Syrup has a natural
affinity for the fruit juices. It blends the
sugar with the juice—brings out the rich
“fruity” flavor, and insures firm jams and
jellies that never “candy” in the glass.
A well-filled fruit pantry will give you
much pleasure this winter, when fresh fruits
are scarce and high, if you just use Karo
Syrup with your sugar.
For Cooking, Baking and Candy Making Karo Ly
(Red Label) is used in millions of homes. In all x
cooking and baking recipes use Karo instead of ;
It is sweet, of delicate flavor, and brings
out the natural flavor of the food.
Put Up Every Pound of a
Fruit You Can Get
This Summer |
Many a woman hesitates to try putting
for it. It is free.
AORN PRODUCTS REFINING COMPANY
New York City
NATIONAL STARCH COMPANY
PD: Box 161
135 South Second Street
Preserving is easy when you have
the sixty-eight page Corn Products
Cook Book handy. Wonderful recipes—easy to
follow. Beautiful illustrations. Write us today
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5; Shoes at...
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 58-27 BELLEFONTE, PA.
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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 sell them 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.
Attractive Fall and Winter Offerings
Every department is now complete
with new merchandise.
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