Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, January 14, 1921, Image 3

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Bellefonte, Pa., January 14, 1921.
Country Correspondence
Items of Interest Dished Up for the
Delectation of “Watchman” Read-
ers by a Corps of Gifted
While talking to a rather fine look-
ing young prisoner a few days ago,
ventured to ask him what crime com-
mitted brought him here. He paused
a moment then said, “You know
served all through the world war. Be-
fore we left home we were promise
our situations or jobs, if you please,
on our return. When we returned our
jobs were being filled by some one
else. I made every effort to get work
but all of no avail. I was penniless
and hungry. I felt as though the
country owed me a living, but I also
felt forsaken; the long and the short
of the matter is I preferred to steal
and take my chances rather than
starve in a land of plenty. 1 was
caught in the act, found guilty, and
sentenced to twelve years; so here
am, an innocent transgressor and must
serve out my sentence. Such is life;
it’s a hard life, but according to the
verdict I have to endure it. I at times
feel as though my misery would have
terminated sooner had I endured star-
The new dancing Academy of Mr.
Rea Noll was inaugurated last Friday
night. It was held in the Pleasant Gap
Fire Co. hall. The music was furnish-
ed by the Hills orchestra. The dance
was well patronized. There 1s a wide
difference in opinion as to the new
venture. Our churches, naturally are
strenuously opposed to the dancing
proposition, while others declare en-
thusiastically that dancing 1s 2 most
delightful pastime. So far as the
writer is concerned, he never favored
dancing, from the fact, probably, of
his conscientious scruples, being a
cross between a Hickory Quaker and
a Dunkard, and it is a well known fact
that these sects never indulge in this
kind of hilarious pastime. Dancing,
however, seems to be one of the nat-
ural habits of mankind; an outgrowth
of his nature. As far back as history
gose it formed either a part of reli-
gious ceremonies or those celebrating
important events. Miriam and Moses
led the dance of triumph when the
Israelites landed dry-shod on the oth-
er side of the Red Sea. David danced
before the Ark because of the joy and
satisfaction he felt on account of the
prosperity of his people. Primitive
christians danced in their religious
services, but not by command. They
had probably been accustomed to In-
dulge in this exercise before their dei-
ties and in the temples of their gods
before they became christians.
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This is certainly fine weather for
John R. Williams and wife are slow-
ly improving.
C. D. Houtz spent Monday in Belle-
fonte doing some shopping.
Charles Meyers, of Watsontown,
was seen in town on Saturday.
Mrs. James E. Lenker spent last
week among friends in Berwick.
Most of the children of town have
now, or have had, the chicken pox.
E. W. Evey went to Florida, Wed-
nesday, where he intends spending the
Lloyd L. Houtz is sick in bed but is
slowly improving, though he will not
be around for a week or more.
R. F. Williams and wife were call-
ed to Centre Hall, Friday, on account
of the death of Mrs. Williams’ father,
Thomas Grove.
The United Evangelical congrega-
tion opened their protracted meeting,
Sunday evening. Trust there will be
much good done in this community.
Wilbur Solt, who went to Ohio
twenty-two years ago, and is now
farming forty miles south of Cleve-
land, spent a week among friends in
and around town.
John Lyle and brother are busy cut-
ting on the James 1. Thompson tract
of timber, near the Centre Furnace
mill. They intend putting a saw mill
in near the old grist mill.
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Mrs. Charles Kuhn
friends in Altoona.
Mrs. Sarah Satterfield, of Belle-
fonte, visited in town for a few days.
James Wert and son, Sparr Wert,
of Aaronsburg, were callers in town
on Monday.
John Garner, of State College, vis-
ited at the home of William Stuart on
Monday and Tuesday.
James M. Ross and daughter, Mrs.
J. R. Harter, transacted business in
Bellefonte on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ludwig and
sons, of Johnstown, spent the week-
end among friends in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ross and chil-
dren were visitors at the home of
Charles Mothersbaugh on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lee returned,
Saturday, from a two week’s visit
with their daughter, Mrs. Ezra Breon,
in Columbus, Ohio.
Rev. and Mrs. William Wagner, of
State College, were guests at the
home of their cousin, Samuel Wagner.
Rev. Wagner conducted services in
the Lutheran church on Sunday morn-
is visiting
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The Odd Fellows’ annual banquet
on Thursday evening was largely at-
tended, and voted a success by those
who were present.
The fourth number on our lecture
course will be presented in Grange
hall this (Friday) evening by Annie
Therese Devault.
The week of prayer services closed
on Sunday evening with service in the
Reformed church, Rev. M. C. Drumm,
! of the Lutheran church, delivering the
i sermon. The church and Sunday
, school room were crowded, and many
| people were compelled to go home, un-
| able to get inside the church.
Mrs. Ida Witmer spent last Wed-
nesday at Philipsburg.
Mrs. Stout, of Renovo, spent last
Thursday at the home of her sister,
Mrs. W. T. Kunes.
Quite a number of our young peo-
ple attended revival meeting at Yar-
nell on Sunday evening.
Edward Spicer and son, of Belle-
fonte, spent Sunday afternoon at the
1 | home of Charles Rodgers.
Toner Spicer and wife, of Belle-
d | fonte, visited at the home of Mr.
Spicer’s sister, Mrs. E. S. Bennett,
last Sunday.
The P. O. S. of A. will hold an oyster
supper on Saturday evening, the 15th,
in the P. O. S. of A. hall in this place.
Price for supper, thirty-five cents.
Ice cream and cake will be extra. All
are invited.
Intimate of Great Editor Declares
Swearing Was More Than a Bad
Habit With Him.
Joseph Pulitzer, the famous blind
founder of the New York World, was
not always a purist in language. At
least so writes Charles Chapin, who
was for 20 years city editor of the
Evening World, in his autobiography,
called “Charles Chapin’s Story.”
“Sometimes when I was reading to
him he would become explosively pro-
fane,” writes Chapin. “And how
shockingly that blind man could swear!
With him prefanity was more of an
art than a vice. Once when I had read
something to him that made him angry
with the writer's stupidity he swore SO
passionately and so loud and grew SO
choleric and red in the face that 1
feared something inside of him might
“Suddenly he checked himself and
pricked up his ears. There were angry
voices in an adjoining room. One of
his young sons was having a run-in
with his tutor and was forcibly telling
what he thought of him. A peculiar
expression, a mixture of annoyance
and amusement came over my employ-
er’s countenance.
“Dear me,’ he said, ‘I wonder where
that boy learned to swear.’ He didn’t
utter another oath during the remain-
der of my visit.”
Combustible’s Many Uses.
If the farmer can’t make the old
horse go on straw and corncobs per-
haps he can run his car, his tractor
and his stationary engine with gas
the department of agriculture is strug-
cling with, says the Nation's Business.
Already its experimenters have run an
automobile with the new combustible
and used it for lighting and cooking.
If the results of these tests warrant
further investigation the experiments
will be extended to the problem of
plant equipment for producing the gas
on a scale sufficient to allow the farm-
er to supply light and heat for his
house, power for stationary engines.
and possibly for his tractor from a
small individual outfit. If a suitable
unit can be constructed it seems likely
that the straw gas may have a certain
economic value in the sections of the
country where the raw material from
which the gas is made is now con
sidered as waste and burned or left
to rot. ;
Sentiment Rules.
Ponderous government machinery
gave way to sentiment when Maj. Gen.
John A. Lejeune, commandant of the
marine corps, authorized the re-enlist-
ment in Los Angeles of two Armenians
who served in the A. BE. F., Peter
Mosgofian and Parseh Normanian, for
the purpose of joining the marines on
the United States steamship Chatta-
nooga, now at Constantinople, in or-
der that they might locate their rela-
tives in the Near East.
Both of these young men speak Ar-
menian, Greek, Arabic, Bulgarian,
French and English, and understand
Russian. They will leave Philadelphia
this month, via the United States
steamship St. Louis, for Turkish wa-
and Merit
Combined in Hood’s Sarsaparilla, the
Blood Medicine.
In spite of the increased costs and
great scarcity of important roots,
herbs, etc., the standard of quality
and the quantity of Hood's Sarsaparil-
la have been faithfully maintained,
and are today the same as when this
medicine was first perfected and of-
fered to the public.
A bottle of Hood’s Sarsaparilla will
average to last three or four weeks,
while others last but a week or two,
and some even less time.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is effective asa
blood purifying and tonic medicine
and also after the Flu, Grip, fevers
and other debilitating, blood-poison-
ing diseases. It purifies the blood,
creates an appetite, and makes food
taste good. 66-2
Fire and Automobile Insurance at 2
reduced rate.
62-38-1y. J. M. KEICHLINE, Agent.
W. T. Kunes spent Monday in Belle-
made from them. That's the problem
Annual Meeting of Centre County
Farm Bureau.
The fourth annual meeting of the
Centre county Farm Bureau was held
Thursday, December 23rd, at the court
house in Bellefonte.
Mr. J. N. Robinson, county agent,
met with the executive committee and
a representative crowd of about sixty
| Centre county farmers attended the
' morning and afternoon sessions. The
morning session was taken up with
a business meeting and reports of
{ 1920 farm bureau activities.
The same officers were elected for
another year. They are: President,
John S. Dale, State College; vice
president, Col. W. F. Reynolds, Belle-
foute; secretary and treasurer, Ww. C.
Smeltzer, Bellefonte, R. D. These
officers and the county agent will ap-
point the executive committee within
the next few weeks.
The county agent discussed the fol-
lowing farm bureau projects which
have been carried on during the past
year; Potato spraying and disease
free seed potatoes, poultry culling,
corn variety tests, boys and girls live-
stock clubs and judging contests, top
dressing of meadows with nitrogen
fertilizers, sheep and wool association,
co-operative associations, and other
minor projects such as testing seed
corn, treating seed oats for smut,
testing milk and testing soil for lime
Each project was outlined and the
results given by the county agent,
then it was discussed by those pres-
ent, who showed keen interest by the
many questions which they asked. In
several cases the man who co-operat-
ed with the county agent locally in
putting across a certain project gave
a report of that project in his com-
munity. Mr. J. M. Campbell gave a
very interesting discussion on pota-
toes, giving the results of the spray-
ing work done near Pennsylvania Fur-
nace. He also gave a short account of
the potato inspection trip taken to Le-
high county in September. This
brought up many questions concern-
ing the methods used in Lehigh coun-
ty, one of our best potato producing
Mr. Campbell expects to produce
about thirteen acres of potatoes this
year, planting the best disease free
seed on the market and spraying
thoroughly throughout the entire sea-
Mr. Leonard Confer gave an ac-
count of the poultry culling demon-
stration as conducted at Howard. His
talk was convincing proof that it pays
big to cull the average flock of farm
The other projects were discussed
in a similar manner but space will not
permit a detailed account of each. The
results of any of these projects can be
obtained at the Farm Bureau office.
In the afternoon Prof. F. P. Wea-
ver, assistant director of extension,
gave a short talk on farm bureau or-
ganization in which he pointed out the
need for the assumption of more re-
sponsibility on the part of the local
farmer in order that the county agent
may be able to put his projects across
in the best possible manner.
Prof. E. L. Nixon, head of the plant
pathology extension department, gave
an illustrated lecture on potato im-
provement by control of diesase. Ac-
cording to Prof. Nixon the average
potato crop in Centre county is pro-
duced at a loss. He then showed how
the average cost of production can be
naturally reduced by the use of good
seed and practical methods of control-
ling disease.
Prof. Nicholas Schmitz, of the
agronomy extension department, gave
a very interesting talk on points to
look for in selecting an exhibit of
| The subject of farm bureau feder-
| ation was brought up, but as the time
was short it was decided to call a
special meeting later to discuss this
subject. This meeting will probably
be called some time in February.
State Farm Products Show.
All arrangements have been made
for the state farm products show to
be held in Harrisburg January 24th to
28th, which it is now believed will be
the best ever held in Pennsylvania.
Each county will send an exhibit and
farmers in Centre county are urged
to assist in making their exhibit one
of the best. Exhibits of wool, corn,
potatoes and small grains will be sent
in one shipment from the farm bureau
office, Bellefonte, free of charge to the
exhibitor. If you have not already
sent your exhibit to the farm bureau
office you should do so before Janu-
ary 18th.
Apples and other perishable produce
requiring cold storage should be sent
direct to H. F. Hershey, secretary of
the Biglerville Cold Storage company,
Biglerville, Pa. Any farmer who has
not yet received a premium list and
desires one can get same by calling at
the farm bureau office in Bellefonte.
Hensyl Young has been quite ill for
several days but is able to be about.
Charles Lucas, who was operated
upon recently for appendicitis, in the
Lock Haven hospital, has returned
home feeling almost new.
_ Chester Lucas, of Ridgway, is vis-
iting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam Lucas, at the upper works. We
are all glad to see Chester.
Miss Blanche Budinger, of Snow
Shoe, is making a very pleasant stay
with her sister, Mrs. J. Ellis Harvey,
who returned last week from her trip
to Washington.
Alexander B. Hume, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Hume Sr., who has been
working in Poughkeepsie, has return-
ed home. Alex says, “give me farm
life every time.” :
Mr. and Mrs. Milford Haupt, of
Fisher's Ferry, were pleasant visit
ors at the home of Bion T. Nelson,
where they were pleasantly entertain-
ed for several days.
Miss Rebecca Miles, who has been
helping Mrs. J. Ellis Harvey with her
household affairs, spent the Holidays
at her home in Milesburg. We hope
she had a good time.
John Shank took a little trip to Al-
toona to visit old friends and reia-
tives, among them Mr. and Mrs. Al-
ton Poorman and John’s big brother,
Harry Shank, who lives there.
Clair and Margaret Poorman spent
several days with Mr. and Mrs. Roger
Poorman, at Beech Creek, and from
there went to Nittany to visit their
grandfather, John Rodgers, who has
bbeen ill. Mr. Rodgers is 93 years old
and until a short time ago was hale
and hearty.
Mrs. Rebecca Womer is still hold-
ing her own, although very weak. Her
children are with her and are giving
her the most loving care possible.
Bears the signature of Chas. H.Fletcher.
In use for over thirty years, and
The Kind You Have Always Bought.
“Grandma” has been blessed with a
large family of girls and boys, all of
whom have proved themselves very
worthy, a family to be proud of.
Misses Almeta Bixel, Verna Shank,
Doris and Lois Young, who spent the
Holidays here with their respective
parents, returned to their studies—
Miss Bixel to Lock Haven Normal
and the Misses Young and Shank to
Howard High school. Walter Shank
was also home from Howard High
but has also returned to his studies.
The good folks of the lower works
were treated to a fire scare, in fact it
happens) to be two. The first occur-
last Tuesday, when the flue in
Condo’s house got too warm and sent
up a lively shower of sparks. The
volunteer fire fighters went to the res-
cue, and all was well at the Condo
home once more. On Friday the Car-
rol Brown flue got the idea into its
vacuity that it needed to arouse a lit-
tle excitement also, so it sent up quite
a volume of smoke and flames, to the
consternation of the busy little house-
wife below. More heros to the rescue,
and peace once more brooded like a
dove over the Brown home.
— Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
Brace Up!
Do you feel old before your time?
Is your back bent and stiff? Do you
suffer urinary disorders? Don’t des-
pair—profit by Bellefonte experience-
es. Bellefonte people recommend
Doan’s Kidney Pills. Here’s a Belle-
fonte resident’s statement.
Mrs. Christ Young, Thomas St.
says: “For more than a year I suf-
fered with a dull pain in the small of
my back. My back was always sore
and when I bent over I could hardly
get up again. I didn’t feel able to do
anything about my house. I had a
dull, drowsy feeling all day long and
when I got up in the morning, I could
hardly dress. I was troubled a lot
with dizzy spells and my kidneys act-
ed irregularly. I read in our town
paper where Doan’s Kidney Pills had
helped so many people of the same
trouble that I decided to give them a
trial. The first box I got at the
Green Pharmacy Co. cured me and it
has been about three years mow since
1 have had any trouble with my kid-
neys.” (Statement given April 22,
On October 18, 1918, Mrs. Young
said: “I am very glad to confirm my
former endorsement recommending
Doan’s Kidney Pills. I have had no
kidney trouble since I used Doan’s
and am now a well woman and owe it
all to Doan’s.”
60c, at all dealers. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y. 6-2
There is no
eapest **
le of work, from the
* to the
that we can not do in the most satis-
factory manner, and al consist.
ent with the class of work. Call on or
communicate with this office’
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treatment of ITCH, ECZEMA,
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Money back without question
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oy; other itching skin diseases.
Try & 75 cent box at our risk.
if HUNT'S Salve fails in the
165-26. C. M, PARRISH, Druggist, Bellefonte
HE Ford One-Ton Truck has cut “delivery costs” for thousands of business houses,
farmers, factories, corporations, etc.
of operation and maintenance.
us for a copy of the “Ford—A Business Utili ty.
cost you nothing.
Built of tough Ford Steel with the ever-
the aluminum-bronze worm-drive, with demountable rims and
rear, together with the mechanical simplicity,
lowest possible operating
truck on the market.
insures every truck owner
To sum up:
costs, service, all together,
cut your “delivery costs.”
Serviceability, flexibility,
and maintenance cost.
Add to these practical merits our after-
Thousands of owners attest to its economy
They call the Ford a real “necessity” in their business. Ask
» Read what pleased owners say. It will
dependable Ford motor transmitting power to
pneumatic tires, front and
have helped to give the Ford Ton Truck the
It is the lowest priced one-ton motor
service organization, which
of genuine Ford parts and skilled Ford mechanics, so that the
Ford Truck need never be out of service.
power, durability,
lowest first and operating
are the Ford qualities which cut down expense and will help you
Bellefonte, Pa.
Money back without question
if HUNT'S Salve fails in the
treatment of ITCH,
other itching skin diseases.
Tey a 75 cent box at our risk, (TL
65-26 ©. M. PARRISH, Druggist, Bellefonte
KLINE WOODRING — Attorney-at-
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. ‘Practices in
all courts. Office, room 18 Crider’s
Exchange. 51-1y
B. SPANGLER — Attorney-at-Law.
Practices in all the courts. Con-
sultation in English or German,
Office in Crider's Exchange, Bellefonte,
Pa. 40-22
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Prompt at
tention given all legal business en-~
trusted to his care. Offices—No. §
High street. 57-44
M KEICHLINE—Attorney-at-Law
and Justice of the Peace. All pro-
fessional business will receive
prompt attention. Office on second floor of
Temple Court. 49-5-1y
G. RUNKLE — Attorney-at-Law.
Consultation in English and Ger-
man. Office in Crider’s Exchan
Bellefonte, Pa. rs = 58.5
S. GLENN, M. D., Physician. and
Surgeon, State College, Centre
county, Pa. Office at his ea
This Interests You
The Workmans’ Compensation
Law goes into effect Jan. 1, 1916.
It makes Insurance Compulsory.
We specialize in placing such in-
surance. We Inspect Plants and
recommend Accident Prevention
Safe Guards which Reduce In-
surance rates.
It will be to your interest to con-
sult us before placing your In-
Bellefonte 43.18-1y State College
The. Preferred
$5,000 death by accident,
5,000 loss of eet,
5,000 loss of both hands,
5,000 loss of one hand and one foot,
,000 joes of either hand,
oss of either foot,
630 loss of one eve
25 per week, total disability,
Fash Sota] Qispmiliy.
10 week, partial disab "
PD limit 26 weeks) ay
pavable quarterly if desired.
Larger or smaller amounts in proportion:
Any person, male or female, engaged ina
‘erred occupation, inc nding house
ping, over eighteen years of age of
moral and physical condition may
nsure under this policv.
Fire Insurance
veins I Companies represent
e Line of mpanies -
ed by any agency in Central Pennsylvania
50-21. Agent, Bellefonte fa,
s—— ER saan
Get the Best Meats
You save nothing by bu r,
thin or gristly er i yn he
and supply my customers with the
freshest, choicest, best blood and mus-
cle making Steaks and Roasts, My
prices are no higher than the poorer
meats are elsewhere.
I always have
Game in season, and any kinds of good
meats you want.
Hight Street. 34-34-1y Bellefonte Pa.
Good Health
Good Plumbing
When you have dripping steam pipes, leaky
water-fixtures, foul sewerage, or
you can’t have good Health. The air you
reathe is poisonous; your system becomes
poisoned and invalidism is sure to come.
is the kind we do. _It’sthe only kind you
ought to have. Wedon't trust this work _to
"Our workmen are Skilled Mechanics,
no better anywhere. Our
Material and
Fixtures are the Best
Not a cheap or inferior article in our
entire establishment. And with good
work and tbe finest material, our
Prices are Lower
than many who give on poor, unsan-
itary work and the lowest grade of
finishings. For the Best Wor try
Archibald Allison,
ite Bush House Bellefon -
JJ} | Opposite Bush Hongo, Bellefonte, Fax