Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 17, 1919, Image 6

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    October 17, 1919.
: Bellefonte, Pa.,
War Savings Division—Third Fed-
eral Reserve District.
The report of Group 3 for the week
gnding. October 4th, 1919, is as fol-
OWS: !
Col. 1, aame of County.
Col 2, per capita of County.
Col. 3, standing of County
with other counties of
District of Pennsylvania,
as compared
the Eastern
(48 in num-
€ambria ........i.......
Per capita of
> Pennsylvania
Per capita of Third Federal Dist.....
Per capita of United States........... 1
Per capita of Group 3.............. ss.
Tioga county reported a per capita
of .14 cents during the week ending
October 4th, which brings that county
up to 5th place. The schools in that
county have been thoroughly organ-
ized by Mr. M. F. Jones, the superin-
Reports were received during the
ast week from a large number of
uperintendents and Principals of
schools in the several counties com-
prising Group 3, indicating that the
plan suggested by our government
for the teaching of thrift and syste-
matic saving is being put into effect
with good results.
Respectfully submitted,
Chairman Group 3.
Bellefonte, Pa.,
October 13th, 1919.
Wealthy Chincse Has Novel
frem This Life to Next.
There was a pretty custom among
some of the ancients when a promi-
nent citizen died, to send his valet
along with him on the road to Para-
dise, and it was oftentimes necessary
to resort to extreme methods to in-
sure this company for the departed.
But in the territory of the China-
American Trading company, Ford
dealers in Tientsin, China, they have
discovered a much” better aid to the
deceased over the rough places on the
trip to the Promised Land.
It is a custom of the Chinese to
burn various kinds of effigies at the
funeral ceremonies of the rich, the
more wealthy the departed the more
elaborate the figures burned over his
grave. These effigies represent every
manner of thing, such as human fig-
ures, horses, sedan chairs, tables load-
ed with money, etc. The figures usu-
ally conform to some of these stereo-
typed fashions, but at the funeral of
Mr. Li, who died a short time ago in
Tientsin, and who was a very wealthy
man, the bereaved family ' outdid
themselves and made an imitation of
the deceased gentleman’s Ford car to
be burned at his grave. .
This Ford effigy was made entirely
of strong Chinese paper stretched on
bamboo and reed frames. The car
was complete in every detail, the ped-
als accurately placed, and all made of
paper and bamboo. The interior of
the car was also accurate in detail,
being carefully upholstered in paper.
The effigy of the driver as shown in
the photograph, was a work of art.
The car was carried about three miles
through crowded streets to the grave-
side where a mateh was applied and
it was consumed in a few minutes.
This is the first time a motor car
has been burned at the grave of a
Chinese, and there is every reason to
believe that the deceased went up
“On High.”
Pink Cheeks.
The belles of carlier days are said
to have used the juice of red gerani-
um flowers to give pinkness to their
fair cheeks the effect thus obtained
being of greater naturalness than
that bestowed by rouge.
One wonders how they did it. For
the sake of experiment, the writer
macerated some red geranium blos-
soms in a small porcelain dish with a
very little water. “The latter certain-
ly did turn pink. But surely, for a
rouge substitute, a lot of the flowers |
would be needed to furnish juice
enough; and perhaps the latter had to
be mixed with some sort of colorless
grease, for application to the skin.
The juice of red geranium flowers
is a solution of pigment contained in
the petals. It is cell sap. And the
same remark applies to most other
kind of flowers which owe their beau-
tiful colors to pigment solutions. In
the case of yellow flowers, however,
such as crocuses and buttercups, the
pigment is not held in solution, but is
deposited in a granular form in the
walls of the cells—an entirely differ-
ent method of painting.
Carranza’s Wife May Visit Us.
Mrs. Venustiano Carranza, wife of
the president of Mexico, may shortly
come to the United States, according
to reports from Piedras Negras, Mex-
ico. She arrived at the latter place
with attendants and a military escort.
She has been in poor health and, it is
said, hopes for beneficial results from
a visit of the great health re-
sorts of the United States.
The Anti-Mormon Society in Eng-
land has appealed to the British gov-
ernment for help against the grow-
ing evil of Mormonism in the United
Kingdom. In the present social un-
rest over there, Mormon missionaries
are having unprecedented success in
securing converts. 3
One advantage of being a Mormon
is that, on joining the church, one be-
comes a saint right away. In other
religions there are bothersome pre-
liminaries. :
Eighty-two years have elapsed
since Joseph Smith dug out of a hill
not far from Palmyra, N. Y., the orig-
inal book, written by a prophet nam-
ed Mormon on thin plates of gold
fastened together with three gold
rings, which contained a revelation.
it was packed in a stone box, and an
angel told Smith where to dig for it.
Afterward the angel flew away
with the book, so that it is no longer
extant in the original, but eleven
“witnesses” (two of them brothers of
Smith) swore that they saw it.
The book was written in strange
characters described by Smith as ‘“re-
formed Egyptian.” He could not
read even Knglish very well, but the
problem of translation proved not at
all difficult, inasmuch as the angel
had been so thoughtful as to provide
him for the purpose with a pair ef |
“supernatural spectacies”—two crys-
tals set in a silver bow. With the aid
of these, he dictated a copy in Eng-
lish of scriptural style.
Smith, like other great men, had!
his little weakness. It was for the la-
dies. Sixteen years after the digging
up of the Mormon Bible he had
another revelation. The angel came
back and told him to issue an eccle-
siastical edict approving polygamy.
Whereupon he himself took steps to
annex the wives of a number of the
true believers. At least two of the
husbands objected, and a tremendous
row followed, the upshot being the in-
carceration of Smith at Carthage, Ill.
—the Mormon settlement being then
at Nauvoo. A mob broke into the jail
and shot him to death.
His mantle as leader-in-chie® of the
Mormons was later assumed by Brig-
ham Young, who was one of the orig-
inal Twelve Apostles. It was he who
led the persecuted Latter Day Saints
out to Utah, one of the wagons carry-
ing a small flour mill, which during
‘the pilgrimage ground wheat newly
reaped from fields previously sown
along the route by an advance guard.
Smith started the polygamy busi-
ness, but Young, an exceedingly able
man, developed it. He had forty-odd-
wives, and under his influence the
population of Salt Lake City rapidly
grew. In those days in our agricul-
tural and suburban districts every
family rooster was named Brigham.
How Eider-Down is Obtained.
Eider ducks breed in thousands on
some of the smaller islands off the
coast of Iceland. The birds are so
tame that they will allow anyone to
stroke their feathers = or lift them
from their nests. This is because
they are protected for the down,
which is a large item of export from
Iceland. The birds pluck the down
from their breasts to line their nests. |
3When these are well lined the owner
‘of the land takes the down from the
nests. The ducks take more down
from their breasts, and again it is re-
moved from the nests. For the third
time the ducks pluck down from their
breasts and this time they are not dis-
turbed till the eggs are hatched; then
the remaining down is taken.—The
Girl’s World.
Instantaneous Reconstruction.
The biind man—I picked up a ham-
mer—and saw. .
The dumb man—I picked up a )
“| to the “Watchman” office.
wheel—and spoke.—The Oteen.
“trappings of his travels. is mounted
A Globe-Trotting Dog.
Although many dogs have traveled
widely, Owney, the railway postal
clerk’s dog, broke all records as a
wanderer. He was only a puppy
when he attached himself to the pos-
‘tal service, says the National Geo-
raphic Magazine, but before long he
d visited every large city in the
United States and had made trips in-
to Mexico and Canada. .. : :
At Washington he called on the
Postmaster General, who ordered. a
harness to replace his overloaded col-
lar. At San Francisco, some time
later, he was awarded a medal and
was fitted out with a real traveling
bag in which to carry his blanket,
comb and brush, harness and creden-
tials. Thus equipped, he took passage
on the steamship Victoria for -Yoko-
hama, where he was given the free-
dom of the Japanese Empire under
the personal seal of the Mikado.
After traveling through Japan as a
distinguished visitor, he went to Foo-
chow, where he was entertained
aboard the U. 8. S. Detroit with din-
ner of lobscouse and plum duff in the
mess room. Thence he went to Hong-
kong, where he received a personal
passport from the Chinese Emperor,
' and headed for Singapore, Suez, and
“western Europe. Arriving at New
| York, he was “interviewed” by the
newspaper reporters, but the lure of
Broadway was short-lived. He hast-
ened on to Tacoma, and completed his
trip round the world in one hundred
and thirty-two days, bringing back
two hundred new medals, tags, and
certificates as testimonials of his
When Owney died, every postal
clerk in America mourned his death.
His stuffed skin, accoutred in all the
in the museum of the Postoffice De-
partment in the city of Washington.
+——For high-class job work come
[het ;
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a tire.
‘These are exactly what you
get in United States Tires,—
general all-round tire satis-
This greater total of tire
We know United St.ates Tires are Good Tires.
P. H. McGARVEY, Bellefonte,
HUBLER BROS. State College. J. HARRIS CLARK, Blanchard.
age—safety—comfort. These
are the things that count in
United States Tires
\' are Good Tires -
values means greater econo-
my—Iless cost of maintenance
—Jess repairs and depreciation.
Car owners who do their
own thinking prefer United
States Tires.
recognized everywhere.
We have them—a type and
size for every car.
That,’s why we sell them.
J. H. BANEY. Howard. Pa.
a ;
Their merit is
UILT like a wagon.
B rear wheels track.
and rear axle.
on. Chain-Driven Exclusively.
Wide-tired wheels.
Solid bottom bed with heavy cross pieces, and supported by full width of sides.
Axles coupled together with angle steel reach ; coupled short, dividing load between front
No moving parts on rear axle.
Axle not used as a bearing for gears to run
Positively not a worm or cog gear on the machine.
levers. The lightest, easiest running and most practical Spreader.
ta¥7 Just received a carload of Conklin Wagons. All sizes and for all purposes. 6247
Dubbs’ Implement and Seed Store.
Front and
No clutch. Operated by only two
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FESS) oh
In Every Town
there are a certain number of men who
are looked upon to set the pace for style.
These men don’t wait for the procession;
they know the value of early buying. They
are buying Fall styles—now.
And this additional distinction isn’t costing them a
bit more than the chap who waits till the last horn blows.
. : 4
High Art, Clothes
Made by Strouse & Brothers, Inc, Baltimore, Md.
s+ Allegheny St., BELLEFONTE, PA.
4 =
= 120 fe Ue
Your Banker
The institution with which you main-
tain banking relations can be of service to
you in many ways.
The Centre County Banking Co.
does not consider that its service to its pa-
trons ceases with the safeguarding of their
funds. It keeps in personal touch with all
of them in such a way as to be of assistance
very often when other matters develop
affecting their interest.
It Invites You to Take Advantage
of Its Unusual Service.
3-4 Ton for Light Hauling
Big Truck for Heavy Loads
“Greatest Distance for Least Cost”