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Bellefonte, Pa., January 23, 1920.
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AS THEY ARE.
Do not frown at the way fate leads us,
Do not fall ’gainst the law's decree;
The earth was made by a sign obeyed,
And by it was made the sea;
To pause in the race is madness,
‘When misfortune the way would bar;
Let us learn this rule in life’s great school
We must take things as they are.
We must bend our wills to the Master;
‘What good is our puny might
To stop the swing of the smallest thing
That moves by the law of right?
Some days we must toil in darkness,
But faith is a constant star;
*Pig a truth as plan as the falling rain—
‘We must take things as they are.
Do we envy the wise and noble?
Let us delve in the mines as they;
The toiler’s hands with the wealth that
And holds through the darkest day;
Be silent when sorrows assail us.
"Tis the shafts of complaint that mar;
Forget not this, whatever we miss—
‘We must take things as they are.
20 CHURCHES MAY UNITE
In National Merger of Christian In-
Commissioners of approximately 20
denominations have accepted an invi-
tation from the Presbyterian church
to confer in Philadelphia, Tuesday to
Friday, February 3rd to 6th, on a
proposal “for a national merger of
christian interests under the name of
the United Churches of Christ in
America,” according to announcement
from the Presbyterian headquarters
The movement started some time
ago by the General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church in the United
States, proposes information of a
council elected by the supreme bodies
of the various denominations. The
council would comprise two minister-
ial and two lay delegates for each
The proposed constitution of the
new organization, the announcement
said, “looks forward ultimately to a
complete organic union of the Prot-
estant churches entering upon the
membership of the council.” The an-
nouncement added that the constitu-
tion “opens the way for a gradual
merging of the interdenominational
interests while retaining the present
denominational ecclesiastical organi-
zation. It is an advance on the pres-
ent organization of the federal coun-
cil of the Churches of Christ in Amer-
ica, as it opens the way for consolida-
tion of administrative agencies and
the carrying forward of the general
work of the churches through the
council of the united church.”
The proposed plan of the council
calls for foreign and home missions
in: behalf of the united churches, as
well as other administrative agencies,
on the approval of the supreme gov-
erning or advisory bodies. It accepts
the ordination and doctrinal views of
the Evangelical churches joining the
council and provides also for admis-
sion of community churches and in-
Among the denominations concern-
ed are: Presbyterian Church in the
United States of America, Methodist
Episcopal church, Protestant Episco-
pal church in the United States, Re-
formed church in the United States,
Congregational church, Disciples of
Christ, Christian Union of the United
States, Northern Baptist Convention,
Evangelical Synod of North America,
Reformed Episcopal church, Morav-
ian church in America, United Pres-
byterian church of North America,
Welsh Presbyterian church, United
Brethren and Primitive Methodist.
Other denominations which have
unofficially approached the proposed
‘organic union with tentative approv-
al are the Society of Friends, United
Lutheran church and Reformed
church in America.
Oregon Ratifies Anthony Amendment.
The Susan B. Anthony Amendment
to the Constitution of the United
States, granting suffrage to women,
was ratified by the Oregon Legisla-
ture. The ratifying resolution passed
both Houses unanimously, having
been made the first business after
Oregon is the twenty-fifth State to
ratify the amendment.
The record of the States of the Un-
ion on the issue of the ratification of
the Federal Suffrage Amendment is
Number necessary to carry amend-
Number that stand in favor, 25.
Number that stand against, 1.
Number needed of those yet to vote,
States that have ratified, with
Illinois—June 10, 1919.
Wisconsin—June 10, 1919.
Michigan—June 10, 1919.
Kansas—June 16, 1919.
New York—June 16, 1919.
Ohio—June 16, 1919.
Pennsylvania—June 24, 1919.
Massachusetts—June 25, 1919.
Texas—June 27, 1919.
Iowa—July 2, 1919.
Missouri—July 3, 1919.
Arkansas—July 28, 1919.
Montana—July 30, 1919.
Nebraska—August 2, 1919.
Minnesota—September 8, 1919.
x Hampshire—September 10,
Utah—September 30, 1919.
California—November 1, 1919,
Maine—November 5, 1919.
North Dakota—December 1, 1919.
South Dakota—December 4, 1919.
Colorado—December 12, 1919.
Rhode Island—January 6, 1920.
Kentucky—January 6, 1920.
Oregon—January 12, 1920.
State that has refused to ratify,
Alabama—=September 17, 1919.
No Room to Turn.
“] suppose you will turn over a new
leaf the first of the year?”
“Gracious, no! We live in a flat.”
HAVE SIMILAR FINGER MARKS
Red Cross Funds Total Millions.
The American Red Cross has in its
Important Discovery Made by Calb 'i,o55ury, available for closing up war:
fornia Professor as to Pecullarities
of Family Groups.
Prof. J. A. Larson, instructor of
physiology in the University of Call
fornia, announced a new discovery in
connection with finger prints which is
likely to have a remarkable influence
on many important cases that eon
cern the law courts of California.
Briefly, Professor Larson’s discovery |
indicates that a similarity of finger
prints among members of a family is
sufficiently marked to enable scientists
to trace family groups and determine
positively whether a given individual
is really a member of the family to
which he claims relationship.
The importance of the discovery in
probate cases such as the Slingsby case
Should Dr. Larson’s new discovery
be accepted by law and science, the
Slingsby decision may be reversed, as
well as many other analogous cases.
Dr. Larson's investigations began in
1913 at the Boston university.
“Since that time I have examined
prints of members of approximately
100 families,” he said, “and I am satis-
fied in my own mind that such a
means of identification is possible. I
am preparing detailed reports of my
work now in order that science may
be benefited by my discovery. Before
I complete this, however, I expect to
investigate the prints of fifteen or
twenty additional families so as to re-
move all doubt as to the accuracy of
my discovery.”—San Francisco Chron-
AMBER FORMED BENEATH SEA
Natural Resin of Pines Turned Into
Precious Material by the Action
of the Elements.
The world’s supply of amber, that
rare and therefore precious substance,
the “gold of the north,” as it has been
called, comes from the coast of Sam-
land in the eastern Prussian penin-
sula, between the towns of Burstrort
and Palmnicken, and here the shafts
of a famous mine run out under the
Baltic and the miners are actually |
working under water. Ages ago the
country was a land of pine forests
which the ocean overwhelmed; the
pine trees vanished beneath the sur-
face of the sea, and then, century by
century, the wood became fossilized
and the natural resin of the pines was
turned into amber. Millions of years
were needed to transform the resin
into amber, and the search for amber
has developed romantic and picturesque
episodes like those that have become
part and parcel of the story of gold
and diamonds. An amber mine, how-
even, is not necessarily under water,
and there is an open-air mine at Palm-
nicken where amber is dug for in much
the same way as diamonds are sought
in the mines of Kimberley. In nor-
mal times this one mine provides oc-
cupation for about 8,000 amber
Our Own Masters.
We have been told that America is to
save the world and rescue civilization
from dissolution, but we must do it
in our way; in the way that has made
us, in a little more than a century,
the most unified, the most virile, and
the most potent single power in the
world. And when we ask ourselves
what it is that has given us this unity,
this virility, and this potency, the an-
swer is, that we have founded this:
nation upon principles of law, and
upon the guarantees of individual
rights under the law. That is our
great contribution to eivilization; and
if we are to be of use to other nations,
old or new, our first thought must be
to remain our own masters, to pre-
serve our independence, to control our
own forces as a nation by our own
laws, and to protect our heritage of
organized liberty from any form of
detraction or perversion. — David
Jayne Hill in the South American Re-
@Glant Warrior of Middle Ages.
The pride and magnificence that
played their part in the days of chis-
alry can hardly have a better illus-
tration than the suit of equestrian
armor which has recently been placed
on exhibition in the Metropolitan Mu-
seum of Art, in New York city. Sieur
Jacques Gourdon de Genouilhac wore
the suit in the sixteenth century, and
Sieur Jacques was an uncommonly
large and powerful warrior, who serv-
ed under Louis XII. and Francis I of
France. As may be deduced from their
armor, the knights of the period were
not noticeably large men, and Sieur
Jacques must have seemed a veritable
giant, for a six-foot attendant at the
museum has tried on his armor and
sald to have “merely rattled arou
Owing to the war the supply of ‘‘sea
moss,” of which several hundred
thousand pounds, valued at almost
$50,000, have been imported annually,
for the most part from France and
Germany, has virtually come to an
end. Sea moss (not seaweed) is the
popular name of several kinds of
small marine animals that grow in
colonies of a branching, plantlike form.
Their commercial value arises from
their having a horny skeleton which
preserves the general plantlike shape
of the growth.
Difference of Custom.
“In old England people showed their
excitement by saying “Zounds!'”
“And in New Jerséy the commuters
say ‘Zones!’ "
obligations and carrying on
after setting aside as a reserve the.
United States government bonds do-
nated to the Red Cross, the amount of
which is not stated. Of this amount,
$13,750,000 will be used to cover obli-
gations to soldiers, sailors and their
families, and to meet special relief
demands, and $15,000,000 is to be set
aside for European relief.
“When we turn toward the rest of
the world,” said Dr. Livingston Far-
rand, chairman of the central com-'
mittee, “we are confronted by a de-
gree of suffering and helplessness
which is infinitely beyond the possi-
bilities of any funds at the disposal of
the Red Cross and of all other relief
organizations combined adequately to
meet. It is, however, clearly the wish
of the American people that as large
sums as possible shall be available to
meet emergencies abroad now exist-
ing and sure to present themselves in
the immediate future.
“The Red Cross, of course, can only
consider in detail the wise application
of its own funds, but it should be
everywhere recognized that it holds
itself ready at all times so far, as it
may be practicable, to administer any
other funds which may be intrusted
to it to relieve distress in all parts of
the world where it maintains commis-
sions or representatives or where the
organization is able effectively to
reach. From its own treasury, the
Red Cross will appropriate $15,000,-
000 for general European relief.
“Of this appropriation of $15,000,
000 for European relief a considerable
reserve must be held for emergency
calls incident to such possible events
as the opening of Russia to inter-
course with the United States, or oth-
er fundamental changes in foreign
“It is also estimated that the com-
pletion of our work in Siberia will
gat for an appropriation of $1,250,
“These proposed appropriations and
reservations represent the ability of
the Red Cross at this time to meet the
conditions brought about by the war.
The Red Cross will also be in a posi-
i tion to co-operate effectively with all
other governmental and private agen-
cies and to administer any special
funds which may be intrusted to it
for special relief purposes.”—Refor-
“Gabbells seems to be well inform-
ed on any subject.”
“Except when he will be able to pay
me what he owes me. He is abso-
lutely stupid on that point.”
—— Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
Bellefonte Trust Company
Why You Should Make aWill
To protect your loved ones.
To safeguard your estate.
By making a Will you can appoint the Bellefonte Trust
Company as your Executor or Trustee.
You can thus assure to your heirs the business manage-
ment and financial responsibility which this institution affords.
Your wishes can be observed in the distribution of your
property, for if you do not leave a Will the law may divide up
your possessions in a way that you might not desire.
How Have You Made Your Will?
Do not write your own Will.
‘“Home-made’’ Wills are
dangerous and often cause law-suits, because, when drawing a
Will the law must be known, both as to wording and terms.
Consult a lawyer today about the making of your Will and have
him name the Bellefonte Trust Company to act as your Execu-
tor and Trustee.
J. L. Spangler,
C. T. Gerberich,
N. E. Robb,
Vice President Treasurer
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we extend to you the greetings
of the season and wish one and
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Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
—whose picture appears above, was nne of
the great men of the earth. He constantly
He knew that civilization
could not advance unless people saved and
used their accumulated savings for new enterprises.
Banks gather these savings and make them available
Will you not join the great army of the
prudent and let us help you with a bank account ?
We feel sure that we can help you in many ways.
The First National Bank
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After-Inventory White Sale 3
We are sole agent for the famous Dove Undermus-
lins. This means a guarantee of the latest styles, accurate fit,
high grade materials and best workmanship. Night Gowns,
Corset Covers, Drawers, Chemise, Envelope Chemise and Com-
binations, at prices less than wholesale today.
Dress Goods—One lot 36-in. Dress Goods, odds
and ends, all colors and plaids, value from $1 up. Special price 50e
Muslins—36-inch Muslins in bleached and un-
bleached, at less than wholesale price. Only 10 yards to a cus-
Union Table Damask—56inch Union Table
Damask, worth $1.25 per yard wholesale ; sale price 85¢c.
Georgette Waists—One lot that is slightly
soiled, light and dark colors, value up to $10; sale price $5.00
Reductions in Every Department
Winter Coats—45 Winter Coats for ladies and
misses, all sizes and colors including black ; three-quarter and
full length. Must be sold regardless of cost.
New Spring Dress G-oods—1920, first show-
ing of new Dress Goods. Choice always sells first.
Rummage Table—Big bargains, big savings.
All kinds of merchandise to suit everybody. g
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