Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 22, 1921, Image 7

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Deworralic ata
Bellefonte, Pa., April 22, 1921.
Under the auspices of the Centre |
County Conservation Association and
under the supervision of J. R. Miller,
Millheim, Pa., chairman of the county
committee on Game.
At 10 a. m., June 17th, 1921, the
Centre County Conservation Associa-
tion will hold two rifle matches at
Bellefonte. One for high power rifles
and one for smaller rifles.
The following rules and regulations
will govern the contests:
Competitors: 1. The competitors
for each match shall be 9 teams of 3
men each to represent each of the
nine Conservation Districts, to be cer-
tified to the county chairman by the
District chairman on Game.
2. Each team shall be chosen by
open competition in its respective dis-
trict at publicly advertised prelimi-
nary matches under the direction of
the chairman of the committee on
Game in the District. The teams must
be chosen some time prior to the final
match. The rules governing prelimi-
nary contests shall be determined by
the chairman on Game for each Dis-
3. Preliminary contests are open
to all bona fide residents of the Con-
servation Districts above eighteen
years of age.
4. Both in the preliminary and the :
final matches, an entrance fee of ten
cents will be required of each compet-
itor to cover cost of targets and other
5. In the final matches, all compet-
itors will be required to report to the
range officer at least fifteen minutes
before the start of the match.
Conduct on the Range: 1. No
competitor may go in front of the fir-
ing line, while the shooting is in pro-
gress, under any pretext whatsoever.
2. No competitor may load a rifle
anywhere but on the firing points.
3. When on the firing line, the
muzzle of the rifle must be kept point-
ed in the direction of the targets.
4. Any violation of the preceding
three rules will disqualify the offend-
ing competitor. No appeal will be al-
Rifle: Any single loading or re-
| wild mustard next summer, spray with
| iron sulphate when the plants have
| reached a growth of three or four
. inches.
| —The cattle, calves,
' swine slaughtered for food annually in
the United States, if moving in single
file, six inches apart, would reach sev-
en and a half times around the globe.
—The State College of Forestry at
Syracuse urges New York farmers
not to take up the growing of hardy
catalpa except as an experiment. Ex-
perience with this tree does not seem
to promise success with it in that
—Because of the low price of eggs,
one should now consider putting them
down for winter use. Lime water or
water glass make excellent preserva-
tives. Full directions may be obtain-
ed by writing to the Agricultural Ex-
periment Station, State College, Pa.
—Every rotation should be planted
so that one or more legumes will oc-
cupy the land one or more times dur-
ing four years.. The legume will en-
rich the soil in nitrogen and make it
produce a larger crop of non-legumes
such as corn, oats, wheat and grass.
—Everything on the farm cannot
If the oat fields are infested with |
Most of us think of an animal as
| something that has four legs and can
! walk, run, and skip about, and by a
squirrel, or mouse. But I am going
to tell you about one smaller than any
of these, which hasn’t any legs that
we can see, and so stays in one place,
in fact he really cannot move about
for very early in his life he is fasten-
ed to a rock or to something firm in
zine. He does not live all by himself,
either, but a number of his family or
“colony” live together, yet each one
has his own “room” to himself. He is
called a sponge.
You know the small, soft sponge
that you sometimes use in your bath,
and the larger, soft sponge that is
in which a group or “colony” of these
little animals once lived. The little
animal is very soft and pulpy, like a
bit of jelly. His food and nourish-
ment are brought right to him by the
| water which flows over him. Men in
| rubber and canvas suits—called divers
: —go down and gather the sponges,
| take them up into boats where the an-
| “small animal” we mean a rabbit, or
sheep and |
the ocean, writes Carolyn C. Bigelow
in the Kindergarten Primary Maga-
used in washing carriages and auto- |
mobiles? Those are really the houses
be run with the precision of clock- imal part is cleaned out, and just the
Fork ok i of Jo wart should | fibrous framework is left, and that is
e nne ; ing a i .
for ii wey Bois Ter ! The yon Which WE how si buys 2
sary. Ideas should be kept ahead of | Sometimes the divers find that a
the work. Brains should be made to crab has chosen to make his home in a
help the muscle. : sponge. Mr. Crab will squeeze him-
spurs Seed Lvs or Jose ; of right down into 2 sponge) Yes
profitable than scrubs. y not take | makes a very cozy nest for him, an
advantage of the present depressed | there he is safe from the big fish who
condition of the market and oa a few | ould like Mm for then dinner But
head to your herd? It will mean in this way he makes quite a large
greater financial return in a very | hole in the sponge, so the sponge is
short time. Select good individuals as | not as good and firm for our use.
“smaller size by close planting.
. pay for themselves.
well as good pedigrees. i Once in a while a sponge gets torn off
—Few families like cabbage heads i the foundation on which he grew, then
the water rolls him around and
around. Sometimes such a sponge will
get covered up in the sand, for he
does not attach himself to anything
else when once he is torn free.
After a diver has brought a sponge
out of the salt water into a boat, if
rain or fresh water falls on it the
sponge—the animal part of the
sponge—will die. But if no fresh
water does hit it, a man can divide the
to weigh over three pounds. Copen-:
hagen, a popular early variety, often
gets too large if planted more than |
fifteen inches apart in the row. Late |
varieties that are not intended for |
kraut making can also be grown in a
—At this time of year farmers and |
dairymen suffer great losses through
not taking sufficient precautions with
cooling milk and cream. It can be |
done with a little additional equip- |
ment and labor which will more than !
Water coolers |
' are best, or provide space where cans
peating rifle to be approved by the
range officer.
Ammunition: Any kind; to be fur-
nished by the competitor.
Sights: Any ordinary hunting sights
may be used provided they do not
contain glass. Sights may be attach-
ed to any part of the rifle.
Positions: The standing off-hand
position will be used. There shall be
no artificial support to the rifle. This
regulation prohibits the use of the
sling strap.
Distance: 50 yards.
Targets: Standard 50 yard outdoor
targets will be used. These targets
are of the 10 ring variety. The 8, 9,
and 10 circles form a black bullseye
3 inches in diameter. Targets for the
preliminary matches may be obtained
from J. R. Miller, Millheim, Pa.
Shooting: Each competitor will
shoot one string of ten shots within a
time limit of 10 minutes.
Scoring: 1. The value of a hit will
be determined by the edge of the shot
hole nearest to the centre of the tar-
2. When a target has more hits
than the specified number of shots
(10) in the string, hits in excess shall
be deducted from those of the highest
3. When a target has less than the
specified number of shots in the
string, the competitor shall be deemed
to have missed.
4. In the final contests the range
officer, who shall be appointed by J.
R. Miller, Millheim, Pa., the chairman
of the county committee on Game,
shall have charge of the scoring. He
will appoint the necessary assistants.
No appeal from his decision will be
Ties: 1. In case of a tie bteween
two or more teams the tie will be shot
off by the teams in question. The
scores resulting from the shoot-off
will be the recorded scores of the
2. In case of a tie between indi-
viduals the tie will be shot off by the
teams in question. The scores, in this
case, resulting from the shoot-offs
will not count for the team to which
the individual belongs.
Defective Rifles and Ammunition:
1. In case a rifle breaks or jams in
competition, the competitor may fin-
ish his string with another rifle, but
no extension of the time limit will be
2. A misfire that is immediately
reported to the range officer may be
corrected by another shot. No exten-
sion of the time limit will be allowed.
In these competitions the teams
making the highest score in each
event will be declared the winning
teams. The competitors making the
highest individual scores will be de-
clared the winners of the matches.
Prizes will be given to the winning
teams, and to the competitors making
the highest individual score.
Jap Representatives to Visit the Unit-
ed States.
A large delegation from the Japan-
ese House of Representatives is plan-
ning to visit the United States about
next August or September. }
The project was suggested at the
time of the visit to Japan of American
Congressmen last year, when the
Americans expressed their wish for a
return visit of Japanese parliamen-
Decorated Lamps.
“You say the glare. of his headlights
confused you. Weren't his lamps
dimmed ?”
“They were after I got through with
him,” said the man who had the nar-
row escape. “I gave him such a nice
pair of black eyes that he could hard-
ly see out of them.”
may be set in cold water. |
—Entomologists advise that it is!
not necessary to use para-dichloroben-
zene as a remedy for peach borers be-
fore the middle of August. The meth- |
od has been proved successful and is |
recommended as a control measure. |
It is a very simple and inexpensive |
process. Your county agent will give |
information as to procedure.
—Better pay an experienced pruner
$10 a day to prune the orchard than |
to have the work done by men who
have never learned the science or ac-
quired the practice of tree pruning.
Much damage is done in many orch-
ards every year by inexperienced pru-
ners who cut and slash the limbs with-
out knowing how to do the work. i
—In addition to the insect pests that
may be controlled at this time by us-
ing arsenate of lead or nicotine sul-
phate in the usual apple sprays, the
lime-sulphur will control scab and
prevent a greater loss than will be
caused by the March freeze. State
College pathologists and entomolo-
gists repeat their warning that spray-
ing should be continued as usual.
—Small fruits, especially berries,
paid the growers large profits the past |
season. The developing of jam-mak- |
ing and fruit flavor industry is going
to make a steady increasing demand !
for small fruits, and the man with a |
small place who likes to grow straw-
berries, raspberries and other bush ;
fruits will make no mistake if he en- |
ters more largely into the planting
and growing of these fruits.
—Young chicks thrive best on sour
milk. It is a good practice not to give |
the chicks any water to drink during |
the mornings until they are about ten |
weeks old, provided they are given all
the milk they will consume. It is not
good to alternate sweet and sour milk |
as chick feed. Omit meat scraps from |
the chick ration until they are three |
or four weeks old. At about six
weeks the chick feed may be gradual- |
ly replaced by hen scratch grain.
—In less than a month it will be
time to plant corn. No use to plant!
until the soil is fairly warm so that
the seed will germinate. If corn lies
in a cold wet soil for a week without
sprouting it is likely to rot and never |
produce plants. Take advantage of |
rainy days to shell and grade seed
corn ready for the planter. Remove |
the irregular butt and tip kernels be- |
fore shelling. These will not go |
through the dropping device of the
planter with uniformity. |
—The burning of straw, even’
though the ashes leave a small quan-
tity of additional mineral matter in
the soil, results in an almost total loss. |
It is practiced most largely in the
West, mainly because of custom rath- |
er than inability to purchase, feed or
market meat-producing animals. Many
people there have come to believe that
straw is of no value and in that sec-
tion large quantities are allowed to
waste. In some of the western States
a campaign has been made by the col-
leges of agriculture and extension
workers to get farmers to use a por-
tion of their waste straw for spread-
ing over their grain fields.
—Garden tools are again in vigor-
ous action throughout Pennsylvania,
for it is time to get most of the ordi-
nary garden seeds into the ground.
Cabbage plants are ready for the field
and tomato plants should be ready to
transplant from hotbeds to cold
frame; carrots, lettuce, endive, kale,
kohlrabi, onion sets, parsley, parsnips,
peas, radishes, rhubarb roots, salsify,
spinach, Swiss chard and turnips can
be planted at any time now that the
ground can be prepared. Recent rains
have held up garden making in Cen-
tral Pennsylvania, and such work
should be rushed now with all possi-
ble speed. Extension Circular 583,
“The Backyard Garden,” tells what
and when to plant in the home garden
and can be secured free by writing to
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each piece to a cement disc with lead
wire, plant it down on the bottom
where he found it, and it will grow
and increase just as if it had not been
There are many kinds of sponges,
but these that I have been telling you
about are called sheepswool and are
the best ones to be found in this coun-
try. They grow and make their home
off the west coast of Florida. in the
Gulf of Mexico.
Returns of the new federal census
show that cancer still continues to
progress at a steady and alarming
rate. Each year it kills more people
out of every 1000 than before. In the
last twenty years the mortality from
cancer in this country has grown 27
per cent.
On the other hand, the mortality
from typhoid fever, scarlet fever,
other fevers, diphtheria and croup,
| has been cut down by two-thirds since
1900. These are diseases with which
we have learned how to deal effective-
ly. Most of the deaths that now occur
from typhoid are unnecessary, being
due to lack of proper treatment; and
the same may be said of diphtheria,
for which a thoroughly satisfactory
antitoxin is available.
Last year there were about 1,360,000
deaths in the United States. Heart
disease, with a mortality of 140,000,
led the list.
die of heart disease than of tubercu-
losis, which until recently destroyed
more lives than any other malady.
Pneumonia claimed 181,500 victims,
Bright's disease 93,500 and cancer 85,-
500. Nearly as many people died from
cerebral hemorrhage as from cancer.
These figures are approximate. The
reason why they are larger than the
census figures is that the latter cover
only what is called the “registration
area,” representing 81 per cent of the
total population.
Heart disease causes 8% per cent of
More people uowadays |
| sponge in several pieces, so long as
the School of Agriculture, State Col- |
lege, Pa.
all deaths in this country. Most au-
thorities are inclined to attribute its
increased rate to the speed at which
we live.
For the information of parents who
recklessly expose their children to
whooping cough, regarding it as a
harmless affliction of childhood, it is
worth mentioning that this complaint
caused about 19,000 deaths in the
United States last year.
he leaves at least one little animal un-
hurt in each part, then he can fasten
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Cry for
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over over 30 years, has borne the signature of
PA Tire and has been madc under his per-
sonal supervisicn since its infancy.
Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Count:-f:its, Imitations and * Just-as-good ” are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children—Experience against Experiment.
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains
neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance. Its
age is its guarantee. For more than thirty years it has
been in constant use for the relief of Constipation, 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.
Bears the Signature of
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In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Handling Your Funds.
A Business Manager who disburses
funds at your direction, a secretary
who keeps your accounts, a sleepless
sentinel guarding your funds, a car-
rier who delivers to all corners of the
country—all these and many other of-
fices are performed by the bank.
_ Money which you wish to send with-
in this city or to distant points is con-
veyed by your check simply, safely
and cheaply.
The checking account is only one of
the many mediums through which this
bank serves its customers. There are
many other ways in which we can be
helpful to you and it would be our
Pleasure to serve you in any or all of
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Shoes. Shoes.
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; Quality Up i
is Prices Down i
gl Six months ago men’s work shoes is
I at $5.00 per pair were so poor in oh
quality, that when I sold a pair I
0 would just have to trust to luck
that the purchaser would not mur- 5
der me for selling a pair of shoes i
made of paper. But, today shoes 0
are better. I can sell a pair of
Men’s Work Shoes, guaranteed to
be absolutely solid leather, and guar-
antee the shoes to give the cus-
tomer satisfaction or a new pair
will be supplied—and
The Price is Only $5.00
Yeager’s Shoe Store
Bush Arcade Building 58-27 BELLEFONTE, PA.
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
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Special Merchandise
at the Right Prices
81x90 Seamless Sheets, special o-oo $1.50
36 inch Unbleached Muslin. oom oom 10c¢c
36 inch Bleached and Unbleached Heavy Muslin... =. 15¢
36 inch Bleached and Unbleached Muslin, the best —-_- 20c¢
56 inch Table Damask that sold at $1.25, now----—- -—--65c
58 inch Table Damask that sold at $1.50, nowW--———- —————- 80c¢
Blue, Red and Tan Damask (very scarce) now--_---———-- $1.00
Mill End Nainsook, 36in. wide, 75c. quality, special ---_- 35¢
Ladies’ Hose, black and white only, 3 pairs for. 50¢
Ladies’ Hose, black lisle, 75¢. quality, now- oo ———_- 35¢
Curtain Scrims as low as
Ready-to-Wear Garments
We have again replenished this department. New
Coats, new Coat Suits, for ladies and misses in the best
styles at popular prices.
Silk Dresses, all wanted colors, Chiffon Taffetas, Can-
ton Crepes and Messalines. These are artistically de-
signed and priced within the limit of yonr purse.
Rugs Rugs Rugs
Wilton, Axminster, Tapestry and Wool Fiber Rugs at
attractive low prices.
Want of space makes us shorten our price list, but
a visit to our store will prove to you quality the best,
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