Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 29, 1921, Image 6

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    "Bellefonte, Pa., April 29, 1921.
Bull Dog Drummond
(Continued from page 2, Col. 2.)
quietly. “If once those men suspect
anything, God knows what will hap-
It was on the tip of his tongue to
tell her that it was too late to worry
about that; then he changed his mind.
“And what is there suspicious,” he
asked, “in an old friend who happer.
to be in the neighborhood dropping in
to call? Wherefore your tel:phone
message? What's the worry?”
She bit her lip and drummed with
her fingers on the arm of the chair.
“If I tell you,” she said at length,
“will you promise me, on your word
of honor, that you won't go blunder-
ing into The Elms, or do anything
foolish like that?”
“At the present moment I'm very
comfortable where I am, thanks,” re-
marked Hugh.
“1 know,” she said; “but I'm
dreadfully afraid that you're the type
of person who who a
She paused, at a loss for a word.
“Who bellows like a bull, and
charges head down,” interrupted
Hugh with a grin. She laughed with
him, and just for a moment their eyes
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Here,” She Remarked Quietly.
met, and she read in his something
quite foreign to the point at issue,
In fact, it is to be feared that the
question of Lakington and his com-
panions was not engrossing Prum-
maond’s mind, as it doubtless shouln
hive been, to the exclasien of all
“They're so utterly unscrupulous,”
she continued hurriédly, “so fiendishly
clever, that even you would be a child
in their hands.”
Hugh endeavored to dissemble his
pleasure at that little word “even”
and only succeeded in frowning hor-
“I will be discretion itself,” he as-
sured her firmly. L
“I suppose I shall have te trust
you,” she said. “Have you seen the
evening papers today?”
“I looked at the ones that come out
in the morning labeled six p. m.; be-
fore I had lunch,” he answered. “Is
there anything of interest?”
She handed him a copy of the
Planet. “Read that little paragraph
in the second column.” She pointed
to it, as he took the paper, and Hugh
read it aloud.
“Mr. Hiram C. Potts—the celebrat-
ed American millionaire—is progress-
ing favorably. He has gone into the
country for a few days, but is suf-
ficiently recovered to conduct business
as usual.” He laid down the paper
and looked at the ‘girl sitting opposita.
“One is pleased,” he remarked in a
puzzled tone, “for the sake of Hr.
Potts. To be ill and have a name
like that is more than most men
could stand. . But I don’t quite
see Nd
“That man was stopping at the
Carlton, where he met Lakingten,”
said the girl. “He is a multi-mil-
lionaire, over here in connecticn with
some big steel trust; and when multi-
millionaires get friendly with Laking-
ston, their health frequently does suf-
“But this paper says he’s getting
better,” objected Drummond. ¢ ‘Suf-
ficiently recovered to conduct business
:as8 usual.’ ”
Za If is sufficiently recovered to
Cut 35 Je Su as usual, why did he
send his confidential secretary away
yesterday morning on an urgent mis-
sion to Belfast?”
“Search me,” said Hugh. “Inci-
dentally, how do you know he did?”
“I asked at the Carlton this morn-
ing,” she answered. “I sald I'd come
after a job as typist for Mr. Potts.
‘They told me at the inquiry office that
he was ill in bed and unable to see
anybody. So I asked for his secre-
tary, and they told me what I've just.
told you—that he had left for Belfast
that morning and would be away sev-
eral days. It may be that there's
- nothing in it; on the other hand, it
> may be that there's a lot. And it's
only by following up .every possible
“clue,” shé continued fiercely, “that I
can hope to beat those fiends and get
daddy out of their clutches.”
Drummond nodded gravely, and did
not speak. For into his mind had
flashed suddenly the remembrance of
that sinister, motionless figure seated
by the chauffeur. The wildest guess-
work certainly—no vestige of proof—
and yet, having once come, the
thought stuck. And as he turned it
over in his mind, almost prepared to
laugh at himself for his credulity—
millionaires are not removed against
their will, in broad daylight, from one
of the biggest hotels in London, to sit
in immovable silence in an open car
—the door opened and an elderly man
came in.
Hugh rose, and the girl introduced
the two men. “An old friend, daddy,”
she said. “You must have heard me
speak of Captain Drummond.”
“I don’t recall the name at the mo-
ment, my dear,” he answered courte-
ously—a fact which was hardly sur-
prising-—“but I fear I'm getting a little
forgetful. You'll stop and have some
dinner, of course.”
Hugh bowed. “I should like to, Mr.
Benton. Thark you very much. I'm
afraid the hour of my call wag a little
informal, but being round in these
parts, I felt I must come and look
Miss Benton up.”
His host smiled absentmindedly,
and walking to the window, stared
through the gathering dusk at the
opposite, half hidden in the
trees. And Hugh, who was watching
him from under lowered lids, saw him
suddenly clench both hands in a ges-
ture of despair.
It cannot be said that dinner was
a meal of sparkling gaiety. Mr. Ben-
ton was palpably ill at ease, and be-
yond a few desultory remarks spoke
hardly at all; while the girl, who sat
opposite Hugh, though she made one
or two valiant attempts to break the
long silences, spent most of the meal
in covertly watching her father. If
anything more had been required to
convince Drummond of the genuine-
ness of his interview vith her at the
Carlton the preceding day, the atmos-
phere at this strained and silent party
supplied it.
As if unconscious of anything pecu-
liar he rambled on in his usufil in-
consistent method, heedless of wheth-
er he was answered or not; but all
the time his mind was busily working.
He had already decided that a Rolls-
Royce was not the only car on the
market which could break down mys-
teriously, and with the town so far
away, his hest could hardly fail to
ask him to stop the night. And then
—he had not yet quite settled how—
he proposed to have a closer look at
The Ils.
At length the meal was over, and
the maid, placing the decanter in
front of Mr. Benton, withdrew from
the room.
“You'll have a glass of port, Captain
Drummond?’ remarked his host, re-
moving- the stopper, and pushing the
bottle .toward him. *“An old pre-war
wine which I can vouch for.”
Hugh smiled, and even as he lifted
the heavy old cut glass, he stiffened
suddenly in his chair. A ecry—half
shout, half scream, and stifled at
once—had come echoing through the
open windows. With a crash the
With a Crash the Stopper Fell From
Mr. Benton’s Nerveless Fingers,
Breaking the Finger-Bowl in Front
of Him, While Every Vestige of Color
Left His Face.
stopper fell from Mr. Benton’s nerve-
Jess fingers, breaking the finger-bowl
In front of him, while every vestige
of color left his face.
“It’s something these days to be
able to say that,” remarked Hugh,
pouring out himself a glass. “Wine,
Miss Benton?” He looked at the girl,
who was staring fearfully out of the
window, and forced her to meet his
eye. “It will do you good.”
His tone was compelling, and after
: moment's hesitation, she pushed
ine glass over to him. “Will you pour
t out?” she said, and he saw that she
was trembling all over.
(To be Contiued.
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; Of the 29 presidents of the
United States, six were residents of
Ohio when elected. They were W.H.
Harrison, Whig; and Hayes, Garfield,
‘McKinley, Taft ahd Harding, Repub-
cans. - With the exception of W.' H.'
Harrision, all the above were born’ in
Ohio, and in addition, Grant and Ben-'
jamin Harrison, Republicans.’
Time was, and not so many years
since, that mountain goats and sheep
cavorted the Rocky mountains around
Denver, in large numbers, but the an-
imals, like the days, are gone, due to
the actions of men and their lack of
humanitarianism, and a total lack of
appreciation of the beauties of nature.
Many can recall the thrills they ex-
perienced when these animals started
climbing what looked like an impossi-
ble place, or leaped a wide, yawning
chasm that seemed to mean instant
death, but the trained eye and supple
limbs made the endeavor easy of ac-
Roland G. Parvin, State Game Com-
missioner, hung up his Christmas
stocking and received a 200-pound
mountain sheep.
“Santa Claus,” as he calls it, was
captured on Al Davis’ ranch near
Rockwood, La Plata county, where for
two weeks he had been fraternizing
with the cattle and horses, sharing
their beds of straw and hay. The old
fellow was taken with a struggle. He
was sent over to the park on Lookout
mountain, where there are eight of
these sheep.
He is one of the finest specimens
ever seen—such is the verdict of those
qualified to judge, and the oldest set-
tlers around Rockwood say that he is
the first they have seen for many
years. Why did he come down and
join with animals other than his kind ?
Lonely? Yes, wholly alone, but
thanks to Mr. Parvin he will now find
a few of his kinsfolk that are being
properly cared for, as he will be, and
all nature lovers will say: “May his
tribe increase and multiply, for no
doubt the old roamer found peace on
2arth Christmas day.”—By J. B. Dil-
Get your job work done at this
office and get it right.
ads appear here.
culation in Bellefonte.
Everything in Furniture.
Phonographs and Records.
Send Us Your
Grocery Order Today
It Will Pay You.
Allegheny St.
The Latest
in Dry Goods and Ladies’ and
Misses Ready to Wear.
The Headquarters for Athletic
Goods in Bellefonte. Smoker Sup-
plies. Barber Shop in Connection.
Under First Nat. Bank.
Our Grocery
Line is always complete
and we invite your pa-
High St.
is the Storage Battery of Serv-
ice. Any make battery repair-
ed and recharged.
Expert Repairing on
All Makes of Cars.
The House
of Service when it
Comes to Hardware
Our Meats
are always fresh
and wholesome
Phone Your Order.
We Do Not Recommend
Ford parts that are not genu-
ine. Make our garage your
headquarters, Ford owners.
This Week
A Special on Belle Meade Sweets,
Milliard’s and Lonis Sherry Czu-
Gross Bros.
Good Bram........ es.ve00 00 88c
I 5 pounds Coffee............ 98¢c
5 Soap... aici nen. we 23C
3 Jersey Flake..... siasan ree 230
1 Large can Peaches........ 28¢c
Wholesale Grocers
Fitting glasses for 15 years.
Satisfaction guaranted.
Registered Optometrist.
The First National Bank
mites your patronage.
Read these articles with care.
' Some Mail Order Houses Fing
.{+ness from. lack of patronage.
Every Dollar you Spend in Bellefonte will ‘‘CO
If You Buy Out, of Town and I Buy Out. of Town, What, will Become of Qur Town ?
Them Very Useful in Their
The Watchman’s Buy-at-Home Campaign
They may present something you hadn’t thought of before.
They are your neighbors and will treat you right.
Patronize the people whose
The money you spend with them stays in cir-
tenses. dowever, if the customer
buys a table which looks in a picture
to be 48 inches wide, but which proves
upon its arrival to be only 36 inches
wide, he has no legal grounds upon
which to base a complaint if the sell-
‘er has not told him in so many words
‘that the table was 48 inches wide.
Stick to Truth in Figures.
Some unscrupulous mail order
hoases have taken advantage of this
selling power of pictures in a very in-
genious way. They adhere strictly to
the truth in the actual measurements
given in their catalogues of the arti-
cles which they have to sell. They
may employ descriptions which exag-
gerate the qualities and appearances
' of the articles offered, but when it
Concerns Can Give Wrong Impres-
sions With Illustrations While
Sticking to Truth in
(Copyright, 1917, Western Newspaper Union.)
“Figures never lie,” it has been
claimed, but this is far from the
truth. The defaulter who has “doc-
tored” his books in such a way that he
has escaped detection for years, knows
that figures can be made to lie. The
shrewd politician, who knows how to
juggle statistics, knows that they can
be made to tell a story that is far from
the truth.
But there is another medium of ex-
pression which is also supposed to be
a stickler for truth, but which is a
greater prevaricator than figures.
That is a picture. A. picture of any
person or thing, supposedly, is an ex-
act reprcduction of the original, but
this is frequently only a wild suppo-
sition. The photographer who did not
make his picture tell a little fib now |
and then would soon go out of busi-
Pictures Better Than Words.
Pictures have come to occupy a very
important place in the life of the world
in recent years. It has been said that
for newspaper purposes a picture
which tells its story strikingly is worth
more than columns of written words
on the same subject. Newspapers and
magazines have realized the truth of
this faet and as a result pictures are
used profusely in illustrating the news
and fiction of the day
No one has been quicker to realize
the possibilities of the picture when
properly—or it might be said improp-
.erly—used, than the mail order man.
He has realized that a picture will
do more to sell his kind of merchan-
‘dise than a column of words and fig-
ures. One reason for this is that it’
is harder to catch a picture in a lie
than it is printed words and figures.
For instance, if you sell a man a table
.on the strength of a printed statement
that it is 48 inches wide and if when
‘the table reaches the customer it is
only 36 inches wide, the customer not
snly has a moral right to kick, but
he has a legal right to accuse the sell-
er of obtaining money under false pre-
| included in the descriptions.
comes down to actual measurements
: the descriptions given are technically
correct. Then these concerns rely upon
their pictures to sell the merchandise,
realizing that a picture will make a
far deeper impression upon the mind
of the prospective buyer than the act-
ual figures given. A picture of a wide,
roomy bed will attract the eye and
i the reader probably will not stop to
| measure off the width of the bed as it
is described in the catalogue to see
whether it is as wide as desired. Fig-
ures, in the abstract, mean little to the
average reader and do not convey the
impressicn that is given in the pic-
A former manager of a mail order
house teidls how his concern manipu-
lated pictures in this way to suit its
purposes. It had pictures of its
chairs retouched so that the legs
seemed to Le an inch and a half in di-
ameter, when they were really less
than an inch. It made narrow beds
appear in the picture to be wide and
comfortable. Posts of iron beds that
were really an inch in diameter were
made to eppear as if they were three
inches in thickness. These things are
easy for any competent artist to do.
Patrons Had No Recourse.
This concern, however, adhered rig-
idly to the truth in the measurements
ers who found, when they received
their goods, that they were not what
they expected, could kick, but it would
do them no good. The mail order
house could show that it had set forth
the measurements truthfully in cata-
logues, and there was no recourse for
the customer.
There is no question but that pic-
tures will lie, sometimes without any
manipulation, and the person who buys
an article of merchandise from a pic-
ture is taking big chances, even though
the picture is not intentionally altered
to give a wrong impression. Any ama-
teur photographer knows from experi-
ence how the camera often will give
a wrong idea of proportions.
The only safe method is to bay from
the local merchant where one sees the
article itself and not a picture of it.
The arlcle itself cannot lie about its
dimensions, at least,
Books, Stationery and Post |
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Special This Week
50 lb. Cotton Mattress, $10.75
50 1b. Cotton felt Mattress $13.75
Everything in Electric Sup-
Have your Vulcanizing Done
A full line of Tires and Acces-
A full line of groceries at reduced prices.
A full line of foreign and domestic fruits
in season. Klink’'s bacon and ham, fresh
from the market. Cream cheese a specialty.
With every 50c. purchase we give free a
coupon for Rogers silverware. Ask for
High St., opposite P. R. R. Station. Suec-
cessors to Sechler & Co.
The Variety Store
When You Want
Hardware of any description
call and see us. We invite
your patronage.
Everything in Hardware
for Farm, Dairy and Home.
This Market is now under New Manage-
ment and we Solicit Your Patronage
Formerly Lyon’s Market
Furnishings of the best for
men and boys.
Every line complete and up-
The Grocery Store of
Wholesome Goods and
Prompt Service
Clothing of the Best
for men who are careful of ap-
pearances. A full line of
. Men’s and Boy’s furnishings.
Shoes for the entire family
at right prices
The Rexall Store
and that means quality.
Special attention given to
Runkle’s Drug Store
The Home of the famous
Butter Krust Bread.
Confectionery and
The City Bakery
Everything in Lumber,
Sashes, Doors and Blinds.
The Bellefonte Lumber Co.
The Home of Hart, Schaff-
ner and Marx Clothing for
Men. Also a complete line of
Men’s and Boy’s furnishings.
The Edison
is the peer of Phonographs.
Come in and hear one today.
Records, Pianos, Player-
We Are Still
in the Hardware business
at the old Stand. Every-
thing complete always.
Wholesale and Retail fruits and
A complete line of imported Ol-
ive Oil.
When In Town
See the best in Motion
Pictures at the Scenic.
Weaver, Grocers
Bellefonte, Pa.
The Best
in Dry Goods and
Ladies Ready to
The Bellefonte Trust Co.
Courtesy. Safety.
The Bellefonte Trust Co.
The Complete Department-
Store. [Everything for
the family.
A Special
Sale of all Sizes of Tires
for this Week.
W. S. Katz
Ladies Ready to Wear
The Watchman
has always advised buying at
home, and it
buys at home itself,
Queen Quality Shoes for
| Regal Shoes for men
We fit the Youngsters, too,