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~ Bellefonte, Pa., January 27, 1922.
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OVER THE HILL TO THE POOR
By Will M. Carleton.
Over the hill to the poor-house I'm trudg-
in’ my weary way,—
I, a woman of seventy, and only a trifle
I, who am smart an’ chipper, for all the
years I've told,
As many another woman that’s only half
Over the hill to the poor-house,—I can’t
quite make it clear!
Over the hill to the poor-house,—it seeins
so horrid queer!
Many a step I've taken a toilin’ to and fro,
But this is a sort of journey I never
thought to go.
What is the use of heapin’ on me a pau-
Am I lazy or crazy? am I blind or lame?
True, I am not so supple, nor yet so aw-
But charity ain't no favor, if one can live
I am willin’ and anxious an’ ready any
To work for a decent livin’, and pay my
For I can earn my victuals, an’ more too,
I'll be bound,
If anybody only is willin’ to have me
Once I was young an’ han’some,—I was,
upon my soul,—
Once my cheeks were roses, my eyes as
black as coal;
And I can’t remember, in them days, of
hearin’ people say,
For any kind of reason, that I was in their
'Pain’t no use of boastin’, or talkin’ over
But many a house an’ home was open then
Many a han’some offer I had from likely
And nobody ever hinted that I was a bur-
And when to John I was married, sure he
was good and smart,
But he and all the neighbors would own I
done my part;
For life was all before me, an’ I was young
And I worked the best that I could in try-
in’ to get along.
And so we worked together; and life was
hard, but gay,
With now and then a baby for to cheer us
on our way;
Till we had half a dozen, an’ all growed
clean an’ neat,
An’ went to school like others, an’ had
enough to eat.
So we worked for the childr’n, an raised
‘em every one;
Worked for ‘em summer and winter, just
as we ought to’ve done;
Only perhaps we humored ‘em, which some
good folks condemn,
But every couple's childr'm’s a heap the
best to them.
Strange how much we think of our blessed
I'd have died for my daughters, I'd have
died for my sons;
And God He made that rule of love; but
when we're old and gray,
I've noticed it sometimes somehow fails to
work the other way.
Strange, another thing; when our boys and
girls was grown,
And when, exceptin’ Charley, they'd left
us there alone;
When John he nearer an’ nearer come, an’
dearer seemed to be,
The Lord of Hosts He come one day an’
took him away from me.
Still I was bound to struggle, an’ never to
cringe or fall,—
Still I worked for Charley,
was now my all;
And Charley was pretty good to me, with
scarce a word or frown,
Till at last he went a courtin’ and brought
a wife from town.
She was somewhat dressy, an’ hadn’t a
She was quite conceity, and carried a heap
But if ever I tried to be friends,
with her, I know;
But she was hard and proud, an’ I couldn't
make it go.
She had an edication, an’ that was good
But when she twitted me on mine, ‘twas
carryin’ things too fur;
An’ I told her once, ‘fore company (an it
almost made her sick),
That I never swallowed a grammar, or ‘et
So ’twas only a few days before the thing
They was a family of themselves, and I
And a very little cottage ome family will
But I never have seen a house that was
big enough for two.
An’ I never could speak to suit her, never
could please her eye,
An’ it made me independent, an’ then I
But I was terribly staggered, an’ felt it
like a blow,
When Charley turned ag'in me, and told
me I could go.
I went to live with Susan, but Susan's
house was small,
And she was always a hintin’ how snug it
was for us all;
And what with her husband’s sisters, and
what with childr'a three,
"Twas easy to discover that there wasn’t
room for me.
So they have well-nigh soured me, an’
wore my old heart out;
But still I've borne up pretty well,
wasn’t much put down,
Till Charley went to the poor-master, an’
put «me on the town.
Over the hill to the poor-house—my chil-
dren dear, good-bye!
Many a night I've watched you when only
God was nigh;
And God’ll judge between us; but I will
That you shall never suffer the half I do
1922 TAX INFORMATION..
The following statement is issued
by Collector of Internal Revenue D.
B. Heiner, Twenty-third district of
“The Revenue Act of 1921 contains
two new and important provisions,
which are the subject of frequent in-
quiry. The first relates to the per-
sonal exemptions allowed married per-
sons, and the second to the provision
requiring that a return be made of
gross income of $5,000 or more.
The act provides that a married
person, living with husband or wife,
whose net income for 1921 was $5,000
or less shall be allowed a personal ex-
emption of $2,500. If the net income
of such person was over $5,000 the
exemption is $2,000. Under the Rev-
enue Act of 1918 the personal ex-
emption was $2,000 regardless of the
amount of net income. The normal
tax rate remains unchanged, 4 per
cent. on the first $4,000 of net income
above the exemptions and 8 per cent.
on the remaining net income.
In order that an income slightly in
excess of $5,000 shall not be subjected
to an inordinately disproportionate tax
because of the reduction of the ex-
emption to $2,000 thereon, the law
provides that such reduction shall not
operate in increasing the tax, which
would be payable if the exemption
were $2,500, by more than the amount
of the net income in excess of $5,000.
For example, on a net income of
$5,010, the tax, without this saving
clause would be $120.40, which is 4
per cent. on $3,010, the amount of net
income less an exemption of $2,000.
The actual tax is $110.40, computed
as follows: From the net income of
$5,010 is deducted $2,500, leaving $2,-
510, the 4 percent. tax on which
amounts to $100.40. To this is added
$10, “the amount of net income in
excess of $5,000.”
The personal exemptions allowed
married persons, apply also to the
head of a family, a person who sup-
ports in one household one or more
Io latiges by blood, marriage or adop-
Heretofore, a person whose net in-
come was less than his exemption
($1,000 if single, or $2,000 if married)
was not required to file a return. Un-
der the Revenue Act of 1921, if the
gross income of an individual equal-
led or exceeded $5,000, or if the com-
bined gross income on a married cou-
, ple and that of dependent minor chil-
dren equalled or exceeded $5,000, a
return must be filed, regardless of the
amount of net income.
“Net income” is gross income, less
certain deductions. The fact that al-
lowable deductions from gross income,
for business expenses, losses, bad
debts, etc., may reduce the net income
to an amount below the personal ex-
emptions of $1,000 or $2,000, does not
alter the requirement to file a return
of gross income, if such gross income
equalled or exceeded $5,000.”
Largest English Walnut Tree in
The largest English walnut tree in
North America so far as official rec-
ords show has been discovered on the
farm of Jacob Bauder, in Alsace town-
ship, between Spies’ church and
Friedensburg, Berks county. The dis-
covery was made recently by tree ex-
ports who had heard rumors that there
was a giant tree of this species in
Berks county, and who made a syste-
‘matic search for it.
The tree is three feet and nine inch-
es in diameter, four feet from the
base and is 15 feet and one inch in
circumference at the point. Its
height is approximately 100 feet and
it has a spread of branches that totals
92 feet. Branches two feet in diame-
ter begin at a distance of 12 feet from
the base. The tree is estimated to be
210 years old and has been known to
yield as high as 25 bushels of nuts in
a single year under favorable condi-
The tree is one of the rare kind of
walnut which is used to make the fur-
niture known to the trade as Circas-
sian walnut. It is not to be confused
with black walnut.
WHY DO THEY LIKE
It is Because He Has the Life and En-
ergy that Red Blood Gives.
He has a good color. He is strong
and virile, and looks it. He is good
humored. He laughs easily. In short,
he is “full of life,” which is simply
another way of saying he is full of
red blood. If you are weak and run-
down and nervous, don’t sleep very
well and have a poor appetite go to
your druggist and buy a few bottles of
Gude’s Pepto-Mangan and take it for
a few weeks at meal time. See how
it will build you up by giving you
plenty of good blood. Don’t drag
around half pick and batt yell, Get
some “pep” into you by taking Pe
to-Mangan. Sold in both liquid ar
tablet form.—Adv. 67-4
Not to be Outdone.
They were big game hunters, and
they were trotting out their usual
stock of “reminiscences.” When each
had told his best lie, the only member
of the party who had never been to
Africa was asked to tell a story.
“Well, I'm afraid I've nothing very
exciting to tell you,” he piped in a
small still voice. “I once had a small
affair with a lion escaped from a me-
nagerie. He bounded on me as he got
clear of his enclosure—and, well, of
course I wasn’t armed.”
“What on earth did you do?” chor-
used the others.
“Well,” retorted the little man, “I
just seized his lower jaw with my
right hand and his upper jaw with my
left hand and held his mouth open till !
he starved.”—London Opinion.
——The “Watchman” gives all the
news while it is news.
How dangerous is the process
of spreading unslaked lime has been
shown in the unfortunate case of O.
C. Yarger, of Middleburg. He work-
ed for several hours with the lime
dust blowing in his face before he
noted the ill effects. Then his eyes
began to burn. The condition contin-
ued to become aggravated, and ocu-
lists fear the man will never be able
to see as well as he did before the
slaking of the lime absorbed the wa-
ter coating from his eye socket.
Children Cry for Fletcher's
The Kind You Have Always
in use for over thirty years, has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per-
" ‘Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations
ents that trifle with
Infants and Children—E
Never attempt to relieve your ba
remedy that you would use for yourself
What is CASTORIA |
Castoria is a harmless substitute for
Drops and Soothing Syrups.
neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance.
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;
therefrom, and by regulating
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children’s Comfort=—The Mothes’s Friend.
GeNUINE CASTORIA ALwAY
Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bought, and which has been
supervision since its infancy.
and * Just-as-good” are but
and endanger the health of
ence against Egomal
y with a
It is pleasant. It contains
allaying Feverishness arising
the Stomach and Bowels, aids
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Have You Taken Advantage of
Our Great Inventory Sale
IF NOT YOU ARE MISSING SOME WONDERFUL BARGAINS
10 Qt. Gray Granite Preserving
Reg. price Sale price
Kettles - $ .80 $ 49
Granite Wash Basins - 35 19
Good Alarm Clocks - - 1.50 98
Good Clothes Wrin gers - 3.25 2.00
Good Wash Boilers - - 1.75 1.00
Aluminum Tea Kettles - 2.50 1.39
Rubber Stair Treads - - 25 19
Dash Lanterns - - - 1.75 1.00
Double Bit Axes with handles 2.25 1.50
Good Hatchets - - - 1.00 .65
Good Brooms - - - .80 .50
2-qt. Ice Cream Freezers - 1.25 .89
20 Useful Articles in a pan 2.25 98
Good Glass Tumblers - - 05
Good Cups and Saucers - 30 19
42 Piece Floral Dinner Set - 10.50 9.25
High Grade Food Chopper 3.25 1.98
High Grade Shears - - 1.00 49
Good Grade Shears - - .75 .39
Good Hammers - - - .70 39
Good 2 Key Padlocks - .35 23
Dinner Pails - - = .60 39
White Enamel Bathroom Stools 4.00 2.00
Russel two Blade Barlow Pocket Knives 39
Russel one Blade Barlow Pocket Knives 29
The Potter-Hoy Hardware Co.
Teaching You Thrift
constantly repeat t
masters of today as well as yesterday
8 hat truth. Pupils
learn by applying it.
Application of that principle to our
everyday habits proves its practical
help. We learn by
er it be a good habi
This bank teaches you thrift by
t or a bad habit.
Mid-Winter Shoe Bargains
$10.00 Shoes Reduced
FOR TEN DAYS YOU
can have your choice of any
pair of Men’s $10.00 Shoes
Yeager's Shoe Store
THE SHOE STORE FOR THE POOR MAN
Bush Arcade Building 58-27 BELLEFONTE, PA.
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
Our White Sale Now at the Best
9-4 Sheeting, unbleached - -
72x90 Seamless Sheets - - 1.35
10 yards Toweling - - - 1.00
4-4 Good Bleached Muslin, 6 yards for .90
4-4 English Nainsook and Long Cloth,
peryord - coon ae 15
All Linen Satin Table Damask per yd. 1.50
All Linen Unbleached Damask, per yd 1.50
Cotton Damask, peryd - - - 59
Humidor Linen Table Damask and
Napkins to match at less than wholesale
See our Crepe Night Gowns, only $ .98
Muslin Night Gowns, long or short
sleeves lini t= = = = 98
Dove Undermuslins in Silk and Cotton
at exceptionally low prices.
CLEARANCE SALE OF WINTER
leading you to practice it. The lesson
is easily learned once it is begun. To
become perfect in it requires constant
Pat’s Little Jokes.
Pat, while on a visit to America,
An’ then I went to Thomas, the oldest son
I've got, became deeply interested in watch- practice. A savings account is the i ses at less than
For Thomas's buildings cover the half of | ing a Yankee gardener. After a while most consistent method of practicing h Coats, jis and Dresses at les
an acre lot; thrift. Try it by starting an account wholesale cost today.
the following dialogue took place:
Po sik eorme fine atin
But all the childr'n was on me—I couldn’t
stand their sauce—
with us and see how easy and profita-
And Thomas said I needn’t think I was
comin’ there to boss.
An’ then I wrote to Rebecca, my girl who
lives out West,
And to Isaac, not far from her—some
twenty miles at best;
And one of ‘em said ‘twas tpo warm there
for one so old,
And t'other had an opinion the climate
was too cold.
So they have shirked and slighted me, an’
shifted me about—
Yank—I once grew a cabbage, when
cut in two, and the heart removed,
made a grand cradle for kiddies!
Pat—Begorra! But it must have
been a fine one! But we have some
fine vegetables in old Ireland. I once
remember seeing three men sleeping
on one beet!
—Get your job work done here.
ble the habit becom
mats § wees.
CENTRE COUNTY BANKING CO
Early spring showing of Silk Tissues,
colored Batiste and Linon d’'Inden. All the
See our Rummage Table.
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