Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 25, 1921, Image 5

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    A Just Judge.
There is an old New England
squire whose knowledge of the statute
law is limited, but who has decided
views as to common justice. Not long
ago a certain Hank Miller was brought
before him, charged with larceny. It
appeared from the evidence that Hank
had rented a horse from a farmer to
do some hauling, and that, during the
period the animal remained in his pos-
session, he had fed it from the own-
er's stock of grain, although the
agreement was that Hank himself
should supply the feed. He was charg-
ed by the farmer, therefore, with the
theft of two bushels of oats and corn.
“The statutes made and provided,”
“the old squire announced ponderously,
“gay that theft is to convert to your
own use the property of another. The
horse is the servant of the owner, not
of Hank, and Hank converted them
oats to the horse’s use, not his—so I
‘acquit Hank of stealin’ them oats—
he ain’t guilty of larceny.”
Hank rose, thanked the Squire, and
was about to leave the room when the
old man called him back.
“As I said, Hank,” he remarked,
with a gleam of humor in his eye,
“you ain’t guilty of larceny, but you
shore air guilty of something, and I'm
goin’ to send you to jail for a month
for it.”
Cuban Sugar Crop Board Proposed.
The United States and Cuban gov-
ernments are considering the appoint-
‘ment of a commission ts supervise the
marketing of this year’s Cuban sugar
crops in such a way as to protect both
the growers and the public—the for-
mer against sale at prices which mean
great financial loss, and the latter
“against the exorbitant prices created
by an artificial market.
Enoch H. Crowder, Judge Advocate-
General of the army, who has been in
Havana for some weeks, assisting Cu-
ba in straightening out her political
and financial affairs, has advised the
State Department, it was stated by of-
ficials, that the government officials
and experts in Cuba with whom he
conferred in regard to the sugar situ-
ation, favor the proposed commission
plan. The State Department has in-
formed Mr. Crowder that this govern-
ment has no objection to any plan
which would not create an artificial
price. It ‘was made plain that this
government is acting merely in an ad-
visory capacity in this matter, and not
in any way contrary to the sovereign
rights of Cuba as a nation.
Co-Operative Plan for Selling Wheat.
A co-operative plan for selling
wheat was adopted on Saturday of
last week by the executive board of
the National Association of Wheat
Growers. Members of the board said
the plan would mean the saving of ap-
proximately 55 cents a bushel through
elimination of the middleman’s profit.
The growers’ plan is to establish
central receiving. stations
State, where the farmers may send
their wheat and obtain a receipt for
it. From these elevators the wheat
will be sold direct to the millers. Sta-
tions for receiving wheat also will be
established at all large seaports to
_..handle export wheat. . .
. “The farmers get $1.40 a bushel for
their wheat, which costs from $2.50 to ;
$2.75 to raise,” said W. C. McGreevey,
of Wichita, Kansas, secretary of the
association. “If something is not
done at once to relieve the situation,
the farmers will be forced to stop
raising wheat. By our new plan, we
will dispense with at least two mid-
dlemen in the handling of the grain,
and in some instances, a third and a
‘The Celt Was Puzzled.
A well known physician of New
York tells why he does not know
whence his ancestors came.
Now, he had always understood that
his ancestors were Scotrh-Irish, and
on the strength of that belief had
prided himself on their royal blood.
Once it occu to him to go and
‘have a look at‘the old place whence !
they were supposed to come. When
he arrived at what he believed was the
‘right district’ he appealed to an old
Irishman to tell him the exact spot.
The Celt regarded him much as one
does a crazy man, and then said:
“Ye say that your ancestors, emi-
grated from here 200 years ago? Then
why the deuce, sir, are ye lookin’ for
them here now ?”
=:i~st American Stock Market.
The first congress of the United
States, while in session in Federal
hall on Walt street, New York, in 1788-
89, authorized and subsequently issued
bonds (then called stock) amounting
to $80,000,000 for the purpose of dis-
charging debts incurred by the Con-
tinental congress and the various col
onies. This naturally led to orders
for the purchase and sale of these
bonds being sent to New York. These
orders first came to merchants, at
torneys and others, but later, as the
transactions increased, some men be-
gan to rive special attention to this
business. becoming the first brokers
in America.
Water Affects Varnish."
The varnish on some furniture is so
hard and smooth that finger marks
and soiled places may be remove
with a cloth wrung out of lukewarm
suds, made with white soap, and the
finish restored by rubbing with a cloth.
on which a few drops of light lubri-
cating oil or furniture polish has heen
sprinkled. In many cases this is 1
good method to use on the tops of
dining tables, but in general it is un
wise to put water on varnished, oiled
or waxed surfaces. Painted and en:
ameled furniture may, of course. be
washed like-any other surface so fin
ished. :
Jid Tunkins on Economy.
Jud Tunkins says economy is lke
a plece of musie. It nay turn our
fine, but the person who practices 17
can't be very entertaining for the time
in each,
Modern Writers Display an Amazing
Carelessness in Their Misuse
of the Words.
In English there is not a more defi-
nite word than sabbath, yet it is used
with an amazing carelessness as a
synonym for Sunday. The writers and
translators of the New Testament use
subbath correctly, says a writer in the
Brooklyn Eagle.
It is always Hebrew and in no in-
stance is it associated with the New
Testament dispensation—now univer-
sally known as Christianity. Indeed
the apostles were severely rebuked by
the Jews for breaking the sabbath.
Christians cannot break the sabbath,
for they do not have it to break.
Sabbath and Sunday are observed
on separate days, but this is not nec-
essary, as astronomy shows that the
identity of days from year to year is
impossible; since the year and day
are incommensurable. The leap years
show that any given date varies a
day: even this does not correct the
dates, as other corrections—the cen-
turial leap years—become necessary.
There is a still deeper reason for dis-
carding the severity of the sabbath,
namely, our seven-day week is un-
counted thousands of years older than
the book of Genesis. Evidence is very
strong that it was founded on quarter-
ing the sidereal month—the “true
month.” Long before anything even
approaching astronomy arose man no-
ticed that the moon slowly moved into
another group of stars each night, and
by rough eye measurement, completed
her revolution in 28 days—“the 28
mansions of heaven” of the Chinese
and Japanese.
Before the Year 1661 Men Did Not
Remov. Their Hats During
Religious Services.
About 1661 an agitation commenced
to have men remove their hats in
church—Pepys makes gentle fun of it.
The custom was first to remove the
hat to cover the eyes in prayer, and
later it was taken off altogether.
The introduction of the wig helped
the custom—for it proved difficult to
keep one’s hat on over a tousled
mass of false curls. This also led to
large hats with plumes going out of
Then, instead of wearing hats in-
doors, men went to the other extreme,
and often carried them in their hands
when ont of doors. The Puritans in
Ingland continued to wear their
Lrond-hrimmed hats. however, indoors
and out.
Men's hats and clothing were
changed with the French Revolution:
wigs went out, and then with the rise
of Napoleon, dress became military
in style. In 1815, during the Restora-
“tion period, arose the “stovepipe hat,”
and breeches, at the same time he-
gan to be worn to the ankle.
How Old Armor Was Made.
Ancient armor cost money. A com-
wlete iron suit of exclusive design
might “stick” the purchaser for as
much as $1,000, which was a great
«um in those days. Baronial gentle
men, however, had their own profes:
«onal armorers to turn out such
metal garments. The common soldiers
went to battle with nothing better to
protect them than leather jerkins and
steel caps. Recently samples were
taken from a dozen of ancient pieces
and put through a chemical and micro-
scopical examination by experts in or-
der to find out something about how
the stuff was made, It was found
that all the pieces thus tested were
made from very pure wrought iron,
converted into steel by the old “cemen-
tation” process. The original iron
was produced much like our modern
wrought iron. It was carbonized.
hammered into sheets and the sheets
welded together. The whole was
then hammered into shape while heat-
od and plunged into water, thus pro-
ducing the final bardening.
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Religion in Everyday Life.
The widespread impression that re-
ligion is a thing of life apart and not
an essential part of profitable life is
at the bottom of all our social prob-
lems. Were the people taught, not
merely preached to on Sundays, but
taught in school from infancy to old
age, that to deal justly, to be kind
and generous, and to revere the pow-
ars ahove earthly powers, our social
affairs would soon assume, or approx-
| imate. the conditions contemplated by
the Master. In these more enlight-
ened times men want to know the
value of religion as a personal asset
in life rather than a promised assur
ance of peace and comfort after
death. An oceasional sermon on the
value of religion as a personal asset
in social and business life would be
helpful to, many toilers.—Erasmus
Recipe for Good Memory.
Rose, the garrulous domestic, can
give you facts of history—internavion-
al, dramatic, scandalous—right off the
bat without a moment’s hesitation.
“How do you manage to remember
‘employer the other day.
“I'il tell ye, ma'am.” says she. “All
ne life never a lie I've told. And
when yz don’t have to be taxin’ yer
memory to he rememberin’ what ye
told this one or that one or how ye
explained this or that ye don’t over-
work it and it lasts ye, good as new.
forever.” ,
all these things, Rose?” inquired her:
Then Rose came back with the in-_
fallible rule for memory training. . o
Sees to It.
“In former times the man who lived
n a small town saw little of life.”
“And now.”
“Now the same films go every-
where.”—Louisville Courier-Journai.
XECUTOR’S NOTICE.—In the estate
of Fountain W. Crider, late of
Bellefonte borough, deceased. Let-
ters testamentary in the above-mentioned
estate having been granted to the under-
signed. all persons knowing themselves to
be indebted to said estate are notified to
make payment, and those having claims (0
present the same, duly proven, to >
Harry Keller, Executors,
Attorney. Bellefonte, Pa
N PARDON.—Notice is hereby given
that Benjamin Lichtenstein, now
confined to the Western Penitentiary on
two different charges imposed by the
Court of Oyer & Terminer of Blair coun-
ty and a sentence imposed by the Court of
Quarter Sessions of Centre county, will
make application for pardon to the Board
of Pardons of Pennsylvania, on Wednes-
day, the 16th day of March, 1921,
66-S-2t Att'y for Benjamin Lichtenstein.
The McVey Co.
Real Estate Operators
Our spring catalogue will go to press on
March 1st, and should contain a descrip-
tion of the property which you wish to sell
since this catalogue is forwarded to pros-
pective buyers in all parts of Pennsyiva-
nia. No charge unless sale is made.
Two 6 room dwellings in good condition,
house piped for bath, lot 530x150, price for
both houses, $3200. Pine street, Bellefonte,
8 room brick dwelling, all modern con-
veniences, north ' Spring street; price,
5 room frame dwelling, near Titan Met-
al plant; price, $800.
Double dwelling, 6 rooms on each side,
large lot, near Titan Metal plant; price,
13% acres—100 acres in good state of ral-’
tivation, balance young timber and pas-
ture, 600 apple trees, other fruit of all
kinds. This is a good fruit farm. Two
houses, good bank barn, silo and other
outbuildings. Running water at house and
barn, one mile te school, church and store;
price, $3200.
Crider Stone Building
Bellefonte, Pa.
—Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
ULL CALF.—We have a thoro-bred
Guernsey bull calf for sale. The
animal will be sold with the reg-
istry papers for $35.00.
Bellefonte, Pa.
Bell Phone 212-93 66-4-t
OR SALE.—A thirty-two acre farm,
fine location, good drainage, locat-
) ed one mile north of Lemont on
the Houserville main road, 2% miles from
State College. GEO. P. BIBLE,
Bellefonte, Pa.
United Phone. 66-2
of administration having been
granted to the undersigned upon
the estate of Hammon Sechler, late of the
Borough of Bellefonte, deceased, all per-
sons knowing themselves indebted to said
estate are requested to make prompt pay-
ment, and those having claims against the
same to present them, duly authenticated,
for settlement.
Bellefonte, Pa.
W. Harrison Walker,
the Court of Common Pleas of Cen-
tre County, State of Pennsylva-
nia, SS:
Notice is hereby given that an applica-
{ion will be made to said Court at No.—-
February Term, 1921, on Monday, the 28th
day of February, 1921, at 10, o’clock, a. m. by
Alexander B. Gray, Neil M. Fleming, Hu-
go Bezdek, B. M. Herman, Richard C. Bar-
low, James HB. Watson, Charles W. Hep-
penstall, H. D. Mason, Jr., and J. M. Mec-
Kee, under an Act of Assembly, entitled
“An Act to provide for the incorporation
and regulation of certain corporations,”
approved April 29th, 1874, and the supple-
ments thereto, for the charter of an in-
tended corporation to be called “Varsity
Club of Penn State,” the purpose of which
is the fostering of all worthy movements
in the interest of Pennsylvania State Col-
lege, especially those which will assist in
“clean and vigorous athletics, and to ad-
‘ vance the mutual interests of its member-
ship, and for these purposes to have, pos-
sess and enjoy all the benefits and privi-
leges of said Act of Assembly, and the
supplements thereto. The above applica-
tion is now on file in the Prothonotary’s
office. :
66-5-4t Atty. for Petitioners,
Ira D. Garman
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry
11th Street Below Chestnut, |
Farm for Sale. ;
170 acres in Bald Eagle Valley, Huston
township, Centre county, Pa., one mile east
of Julian, along the state highway;
and in high state of cultivation, level and
rolling land, balance in timber (most
cut). Good orchard.
in fair condition; bapk-:barn and. all nec- |:
essary outbuildings. All new roofs. Will
sell at reasonable figure. Inquire of
66-4-8t Julian, Pa.
22MIN 22S i lel
the quality of its products
Buy Your Canned Foods by the Case
How often have you wished you could buy your
canned foods by the case, but feared you could not
use a whole case of one variety.
By special arrangement with Peck & Pratt, Inc,,
we can now offer you their famous “Early Rise”
Brand of fancy New York State canned vegetables in
assorted cases. Fach case contains eight cans each
of tender sifted peas, delicious Crosby corn, and lus--
cious ripe tomatoes—growt in the region famed for
Every Case and Every Can are Guaranteed
Buy a case, use a can or two, and if not satisfied
return the case, and it has cost you nothing. - Is that
fair enough? If so phone us your order, or come in
and let us tell you more about it.
Buy by the Case for Economy, Convenience and Quality
R. S. Brouse Store... Bellefonte, Pa.
Sold by the case
New Suction Sweeper
** Not. an Electric”’
You will be delighted when you see this wonder-
ful cleaner (weight 8 pounds) do the same work as a
big, heavy electric cleaner.
As handy to use as an ordinary sweeper.
No wire, no plugs or
Come in%and see the “Marvel Cleaner,” only $25.00
Electric Irons
Universal $7.50 value at $6.35
Princess 7.00
Ci ‘t
$1.50 value at $1.25
200 liso
Straight Razor
$3.00 value at 98 cents
The Potter-Hoy Hardware Co.
$1.75 value at $1.25
9. ggiciliec £01 5 08
.. , , ad
you want to buy or sell real estate write
to him or call’ at his office in Temple
court, Bellefonte, Pa. 65
real estate operator in Centre county N of Common Pleas of Centre coun-
buys and sells real estate. If ty. No. 34 September Term, 1920.
Beatrice B. Snyder vs. Charles Snyder. In
Divorce, A. V. M.
-28-6m To Charles Snyder,
Respondent above
Bellefonte borough, deceased, having been
granted to the undersigned, all persons
knowing themselves indebted to said es-
tate are requested to make prompt pay-
ment, and those having claims against the
same must present them, duly authenti-
cated, for settlement.
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed Master, appointed by the said
Court to take testimony in the above en-
titled case, and report the same with his
opinion and with form of Decree to said
Court, will sit for the purposes of his ap-
pointment at his office in Foster Block,
Philipsburg, Pa., on Saturday, March 12,
1921, at 10 o’clock a. m., where and when
you and all parties interested may attend.
of administration upon the estate
of Kathryn R. Shefler, late of
Bellefonte, Pa. 66-7-3t
Scenic Theatre
Week-Ahead Program
(Cut this out and save for reference).
WILLIAM FARNUM in “DRAG HARLAN.” This star is seen in a typical
western story with plenty of wild and woolly atmosphere. Great shooting.
Fine rope work. Six reels of thrilling action. Also,Snub Pollard Comedy.
Matinee at Scenic February 26: N
Seven reel Goldwyn star picture, “GODLESS MEN,” and 2-reel comedy,
“THE BIG SHOW,” 2a comedy by children for children.
BR. A. WALSH—Realart in “DEEP PURPLE.” (Big Special). This is one
of the finest pictures of the year by an all star cast, in six reels. Good di-
rection. Fine story. See Bird Millman in her famous slack wire perform-
ance. An entertaining picture. Also, Screen Smapshots and Pathe News
and Topics.
BENJ. HAMPTON produces the “U. P. TRAIL.” This seven reel Zane
Gray story with such stars as Roy Stewart, Kathlyn Williams, Robt. Mc-
Kim, ete., is one that will please you if you liked “Desert Gold,” and
“The Westerners.” A typical western story. Also, Spanuth’s Ved-a-Vik
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 (Matinee and night):
Don’t miss it. One of her regular ones you have all learned to enjoy so
much. Just good, clean, high-class, extra fine comedy. Also, “Striking
Models,” a Christie comedy. |
Marshall helps put across this adaptation of the French play, “La Veg-
lione,” a vigorous French farce drama. One man told the other her fam-
ily were drunkards, then married her himself. See the result. Also Pathe
News and Review.
EVA NOVAK in “THE TORRENT,” a well told story with fine night pic-
tures and many interesting bits of life on a desert isle. The water scenes
are especially good. Also 6th episode of “THE SON OF TARZON.” We
now see beautiful Manilla Martin in her bewitching jungle role. The wild
animal stuff is excellent.
HELEN CHADWICK in “GODLESS MEN.” This 7-reel Goldwyn feature
by an all star cast. Story of a God-defying seaman who regenerated
through the influence of & young girl who proves to be his daughter. Also
2.reel comedy, “THE BIG SHOW,” played by children and greatly inter-
ests ‘them. ' “a -y
Near East Relief
Every dollar contributed by Centre county to the
Near East Relief Fund goes direct to headquarters.
There is not one cent deducted from contributions
for any purpose.
Chas. M. McCurdy,
The First National Bank
Bellefonte, Pa.
Silver Polish
40c. per jar—a fruit pint. glass top jar full, made
by ourselves; positively the very best,
polish in the world.
No grit, no acids, no dust, little work.
‘The town clock is 6 seconds fast on the strike.
F.D. Blair & Son,
Jewelers and Optometrists
Bellefonte, Pa.