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Belicionte, Pa., November 14, 19-9.
CAUSED A CHANGE IN MIND
Circumstance That Made Mill Owner
Somewhat Relax His Ideas About
“] personally began with the idea
that people might be hired and good
work gained from them,” Julian N.
Qarr, Jr., in' System, writes. Mr. Carr,
who is president of the Durham Hos-
fery mills, goes on: “I thought in my
youth that rules made order and that
a certain military discipline was es-
sential; that it was foolish to humor
people and all that, nor was I going
to recognize certain local traditions
about days on which no work should
be done. For instance, I made up my
mind that quitting work to go to the
eircus was not in accord with the best
“The first circus came to town about
three months after we took charge of
the mill, and I was keen for the test.
‘We posted positive orders that the reg-
ular hours of work were to be observ-
ed on that day, and that any person
who went off to the circus would be
discharged. The full force reported
as usual on the morning of circus day,
‘and IT went home to dinner confident
that at last we had brought order.
Tt gave me a bit of a pang, for}
should have liked to go myself!
“But duty is a stern master, and
reflecting on that fact I hurried back
to the mill. Noticing a crowd in a
side street, I stopped to look. It was
our whole mill force wending its mer-
ry way to the magic tent! I went
along myself, and resolved that, al
though abstract rules were well
enough, a bit of common sense and
knowledge of human nature might
profitably be blended with them. How
much of our labor trouble generally IR
‘due to enforcing countless rules with
Pathetic Story Told as an Example of :
the Peril That Lies in
A. R. Hawley, president of the Aero
club, told in New York the other day
an inefficiency story. : |
“Beware the inefficient man,” he
said, “for if you have dealings with
him it is you, not he, that will suffer
from his inefficiency.
“A foreigner in outlandish garb
claiming to be an Armenian came here
to solicit funds last year for his com-
patriots. It happened that another
Armenian was arrested at the time.
and the first chap was asked to go to
court and act as his interpreter.
“Well, he reluctantly consented to
act, though the truth was that he knew
no Armenian whatever. Anyhow he
stalked:dnto the courtroom, listened in
grave silence to the prisoner’s pas-
sionate protestations of innocence, and
then turned to the judge and said with
a low bow.
“Your honor, my compatriot has
eonfessed all. He begs you, however,
to be lenient for suffering Armenia's
“The judge thanked the interpreter i
warmly for his services. and then sen-
tenced the innocent prisoner to five
years’ hard labor.” |
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: London Now Less Noisy. |
Middle-aged Londoners who went to
snd fro in the capital in the sixties
and seventies merely smile when we
ask if London could possibly be nols-
fer than it is at the present day.
For they say it was a far noisier
place then, when nearly all the main
streets were granite paved and all the
wheels of the vehicles iron bound. |
There was a continuous roar then to
which the present day sound is a
One such Londoner says he often
heard in the old days the roar of Lon-
don's traffic from as far away a spot
as the Crystal Palace parade. The
sound was like that of continual very |
distant thunder. He has many times
in recent years listened for the sound
from the same spot, but has never
heard it,—TLondon Chronicle.
Conan Doyle's “Familiar.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's “familiar”
proved of very practical assistance to
him the other day.
The creator of “Sherlock Holmes”
walked into his study, and after some
indecision drifted over to the waste-
paper basket, plunged his arm into the
litter, and—extracted a valuable war
office document relating to the history
of the war! It had blown from the |
table into the basket.
“I'ye never done such a thing be-
fore,” said Sir Arthur, in narrating the
circumstances, and the unusual course
of action which he followed with such
zood results he attributes wholly to
the promptings of his “familiar.” —
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star Tuberculosis Patient.
James, age seven, is a patient at
Sunnyside and came into the city for
tonsillotomy. While in one of the
hospitals overnight James could not
sleep because he missed his sleeping
_ stretches of pavement first traveled
TAI SHAN A SACRED PLACE
Chinese Mountain Said tq Be the
Oldest Permanent Place of
Worship on Earth.
There are five sacred mountains in
China, and the most sacred of all is
Tai Shan, the Great mountain, said to
be the oldest permanent place of wor-
ship in the world. In 2000 B. C. Tai
Shan’s crest had been a regular scene
of sacrifices and prayers for nobody
knew how long. Emperors and lesser
officials, even Confucius the Wise,
journeyed up the long, narrow trail of
Tai Shan to come near to the God of
Heaven and Earth and made their
praymcs before Him. :
Since those days of simple worship,
many temples and shrines have been
built on Tai Shan's slopes. Buddhism,
Taoism, Confucianism, all are repre-
sented, and there are temples, too, to
the Lady of the Mountain, who is
called by some a fairy, by others a
goddess, and by others the spirit
or soul of the mountain. Whatever
her character, the lady is well repre-
sented on her mountfin top and her
shrines are popular.
The journey up the nwuntainside is
accomplished by the traveler partly in
a swinging chair supported by Chinese
bearers and partly on foot. The “Way”
consists of a granite walk, interrupted
every little while by flights of steps
which stretch on and on and become
steeper and closer together until the
pilgrim has mounted 6,600 steps and
the peak of Tai Shan is reached.
Here there are more temples and
thick incense and grave old priests
who announce a pilgrim’s presence to
the gods by ringing deep-toned bells.
A little way off is pointed out a rock
overhanging a sheer precipice. From
this rock, called “The Rock of the Love |
of Life,” persons who had sick rela-
tives used to fling themselves, hoping
that the sacrifice of one life would |
appease the gods so that the other
would be spared. Now the dangerous
cliff is barred, and pilgrims are forced
to appeal to the gods in the conven-
tional Chinese methods.
WILL BE WONDERFUL ROAD
Highway of Solid Granite in the Rocky
Mountains a Rival of the
Taking example from the famous
Appian way, which has the name of
being the first great road undertaken
by the Romans as a public work, the
state of Colorado, with the help of an
appropriation by the United States
government, is building a highway of
solid granite in the Rocky mountains.
No other highway in the world, it is
predicted, will provide travelers with
so magnificent a scenic setting, close :
to a sheer fall of 3,000 feet on the
other side of the great concrete posts
and cables that will safeguard vehicu- :
lar trafic. One gets an idea of the |
road from the practical statement that :
it is costing $25,000 a mile to build.
Like the Appian way, on which long
over 200-0dd years before the Chris-
tian era, still remain practically per-
fect, the chairman of the Colorado
highway cosimission believes that Colo-
rado is creating a work which will defy
the centuries and stand, on comple-
tion, as the most wonderful road in
the modern world,
Quite Comfortable, Thank You.
A comfortable widow is Mrs,
Amanda Jackson, colored. he is
drawing three $37.50 pensions, or
£172.50 a month, for the loss of three |
husbands during the war. and will |
draw that amount for 20 years. Mrs. |
Jones husband died of spinal menin- |
gitis soon after entering the service |
and taking out a $10,000 insurance
poliey. The widow married one
Smith. He took a maximum life in-
surance policy in her favor and was
killed in action. Then Mrs. Jones-
Smith married Private Jackson, a re-
turned soldier, who also named her
in a $10.000 policy. Influenza made
her a - ‘vv a third time in less than
two years. The war risk bureau de-
clines to make known her address, |
doubtless fearing that she would be
inundated with offers of marriage.
Brother to the Mosquito.
The prolonged drought has produced
a prolific host of insects, and certain
species of gnats are developing a dis-
concerting interest in ankles, says Lon-
don Daily Mail. Some women are
wearing linen bandages as a protec- |
An official at the Natural History
museum, South Kensington, states that |
the chief offender is a tiny insect bear- :
ing the long name of Ochlerotatus dor-
salis, which breeds in estuaries and
explores inland. It is to be found all
around London, especially on the Sur-
Another bloodthirsty gnat is the
" Pullearis, which is labeled at ‘the mu-
seum as “particularly troublesome iff
the evening. Its bite is severe, and
with many people causes bad sores.”
Spanish Birth Rate.
Now it is in Spain that they are
beginning to worry about the rising
death rate and the falling birth rate.
Dr. Gomez Ocana presents in El Siglo |
Medico (Bar®elona) statistics for sev-
eral years, showing that in 1912 the
dec*h rate was 21.6 per 1,000 popula-
tion, and that by 1917, before the ad-
vent of the pandemic of influenza, it
had risen to 26.16. And the birth rate
fell from 31.60 per thousand in 1912
to 29.2 in 1917.
Official figures for 1918 are not yet
available, but in the city of Madrid
the death rate rose in that year to
40.37, while the birth rate fell to 26.70.
"he figures for 1918, however, are ab-
normal because of the pandemic.
Prelude to Adventure.
“I have placed my will in my safety
deposit box,” grimly said J. Fuller
Gloom. “My pockets are filled with
condensed and desiccated foods. 1
shall attach the end of this stout
cord to a convenient projection, light
a candle and eter, crawling carefully
among the stalactites and stalagmites,
paying out the cord as I go, and—"
“Great heavens, Mr. Gloom!” ejacu-
lated an acquaintance. ‘Are you con-
templating exploring some vast and
“Yes. I am going into our Kansas
City post office for the purpose of hav-
ing weighed, purchasing stamps for.
| and mailing this parcel-post package.”
—Kansas City Star.
Secretary Elmer Thompson of the
Automobile Club of America said in
New York the other day:
“The automobile gets the blame for
everything. A man lay in the middle
of the road one evening, surrounded
by a large crowd. An old lady pushed
her way into the crowd and said:
“poor fellow! Poor young fellow!
1 suppose an automobile run into him.’
“No, ma'am, said a policeman. ‘it
wasn’t an automobile that ran into
him this time.’
«What was it, then? said the old
“qt was a keg, or maybe a keg and
a half of beer,’ said the policeman.”
| swered :
haeribe for toe “a chuoan’ | tape, so shove us a cork in.”
YOUTH HAS MUSICAL GENIUS
Willy Ferrero, 13 Years Old,
American Born, Is Capabie
Leader of Orchestra.
Willy Ferrero, 13, who leads 100-
piece orchestras in selections of Wag-
ner, Beethoven, Rossini, Grieg and
others, is an American and was born
in Portland, Me. The child has at-
tracted the attention of Europe since
he was 4 years old, but it was only
recently that his American birth was
revealed by his parents, who are
The lad was taken to Italy whither
his parents were returning to take up
their residence in their old home in
Turin. When Willy was 4 he began
his musical career, leading an orches-
tra in the Folies Bergere in Paris. A
year later he appeared in the Costanza
theater, Rome, where for the first time
he led an orchestra of 100 pieces.
The child took his orchestra before
Emperor Nicholas in 1913 and con-
ducted two concerts for the monarch.
In the same year his orchestra was
filling an engagement in London, and
he was commanded to appear before
Queen Alexandra at Marlborough
house. He appeared before Pope Ben-
edict XV in 1916. In April, 1915, just
before Italy's declaration of war, Willy
was presented with the gold medal by
the Italian minister of education after
he had made a successful appearance
in the Augusteum, where he had con-
ducted an orchestra and chorus aggre-
gating 500 participants.
Chinatown Hides Joss.
The transforming of Chinatown that
has been in progress for a decade has
finally thrust its Americanizing influ-
ences into the Chinese temple in Mott
street with the result that the joss
and lesser idols have been relegated
to a dusty closet. For years the joss
was one of the attractions of China-
town and every well-conducted party
was led before the idol that occupied
a prominent position in the council hall
of the temple.—New York Times.
No Problem at All.
A small boy was sent to the local
drug store for an empty bottle, and
after waiting his turn the assistant
spotted him and sald: “Well, little
man, what can I do for you?”
“Oh, I want an empty medicine bot-
tie,” the boy replied.
“I can’t let vou have one without
something in it,’ said the assistant.
To which the little kopeful shyly an-
“] suppose it is merely red
RN ANT _
WANA ON \ NA AN
FANNY N \
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
Gd £5 hs Hi
GPE Hoy ot His ri -
in use for over over 30 years, has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per-
sonal supervision since its infancy.
’ Allow no one to deceive you in this.
cits, Imitations and ~ Just-as-good ”’ are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children—Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
Drops and Soothing Syrups.
neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance.
For more than thirty years it has
age is its guarantee.
It is pleasant. It contains
been in constant use for the relief of Constipetion, Flatulency,
Wind Colic and Diarrhoea; allaying Feverishness arising
therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children’s Panacea—The Mother’s Friend.
GeNUINE CASTORIA ALwAys
In Use For Over 30 Years
Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
THE CENTAUR COMPANY. NEW YORK CITY,
porch, so he called the nurse and
pleaded his case (for air).
The weather was zero and the nurse
explained as much to James and
thinking she had satisfied his mind
she left him, but no sooner had she
gone than James became restless for
his old haunts and called her. Again
she refused to open the window and
James, who is a “stay care taker,”
proved his mettle; he threw his shoe
through the window pane.—Indianap-
UILT like a wagon.
B rear whecls track.
and rear axle.
on. Chain-Driven Exclusively.
t@" Just received a carload of Conklin Wagons
Solid bottom bed with heavy cross pieces,
Axles coupled together with angle steel reach ;
Positively not a worm or cog gear on the machine.
Dubbs’ Implement and Seed Store.
levers. The lightest, easiest running an
No moving parts on rear axle,
d most practical Spreader.
. All sizes and for all purposes. 62-47
and supported by full width of sides.
coupled short, dividing load between front
Axle not used as a bearing for gears to run
No clutch. Operated by only two
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till you are...
—--that’s the way we
feel about it.
t's no stunt to sell a man
a suit of clothes—or anything.
The stunt is to bring him
back again—and you can’t do it if you
don’t give him satisfaction.
We want to keep no man’s
money if he isn’t getting all he ex-
pected out of his purchase!
We want everyone to know
that we want to buy back, at full
price, anything purchased here which
did not turn out satisfactory.
«.« Allegheny St., BELLEFONTE, PA.
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.
WILL DO ALL YOUR HAULING
3-4 Ton for Light Hauling
Big Truck for Heavy Loads
“Greatest Distance for Least Cost”
GEORGE A. BEEZER,
BELLEFONTE, PA. 61-30 DISTRIBUTOR.
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