Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 03, 1922, Image 6

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Bellefonte, Pa., February 3, 1922.
(Published by request).
I, who was always counted, they say,
Rather a bad stick any way,
Splintered all over with dodges and tricks,
Known as “the worst of the Deacon's six ;”
I, the truant, saucy and bold,
The one black sheep in my father’s fold,
“Once on a time,” as tlig stories say,
Went over the hill on’ & winter's day—
Over the hill te the poor-house.
Tom could save what twenty could earn;
But givin’ was somethin’ he ne'er would
Isaac could half o’ the Scriptur’s speak—
Committed a hundred verses a week;
Never forgot, an’ never slipped;
But “Honor thy father and mother” he
So over the hiil to the poor-house.
As for Susan, her heart was kind
An’ good—what there was of it, mind;
Nothin’ too big, an’ nothin’ too nice,
Nothin’ she wouldn't sacrifice
For one she loved; an’ that ’ere one
‘Was herself, when all was said an’ done.
An’ Charley an’ 'Becca meant well, no
But any one could bull ’em about;
An’ all o’ our folks ranked well, you see,
Save one poor fellow, and that was me;
An’ when, one dark an’ rainy night,
A neighbor's horse went out o’sight,
They hitched on me, as the guilty chap
That carried one end of the halter-strap.
An’ I think, myself, that view of the case
Wasn't altogether out o’ place;
My mother denied it, as mothers do,
But I am inclined to believe ’twas true.
Though for me one thing might be said—
That I, as well as the horse, was led;
And the worst of whiskey spurred me on,
Or else the deed would have never heen
But the keenest grief I ever felt
‘Was when my mother beside me knelt,
An’ eried an’ prayed, till I melted down,
As I wouldn’t for half the horses in town.
I kissed her fondly, then an’ there,
An’ swore henceforth to be honest and
I served my sentence—a bitter pill
Some fellows should take who never will;
And then I decided to go “out West,”
Conciudin’ 'twould suit my health the best;
Where, how I prospered, I never could tell,
But Fortune seemed to like me well,
An’ somehow every vein I struck
Was always bubblin’ over with luck.
An’, better than that, I was steady an’ true,
An’ put my good resolutions through.
But I wrote to a trusty old neighbor, an’
“You tell 'em old fellow, that I am dead,
An’ died a Christian; ‘twill please ‘em
Than if I had lived the same as before.
But when this neighbor he wrote to me,
“Your mother’s in the poor-house,” says
I had a resurrection straightvay,
An’ started for ber that very day.
And when I avrived where I was grown,
I took good cave that I shouldn't be
3ut £ bought the old cottage, through and
through, ;
Of. some one Charley had sold it to;
And heid back neither work nor gold,
To fix it up as it was of old.
The same big fire-place wide an’ high,
Flung up its cinders toward the sky;
The old clock ticked on the corner-shelf —
I wound it an’ set it agoin’ myself;
An’ if every thing wasn’t just the same,
Neither I nor money was to blame;
Then—over the hill to the poor-house!
One blowin’, blusterin’ winter's day,
With a team an’ a eutter I started away;
My fiery nags was as black as coal;
{They some'at resembled the horse I
stole) ;
I hitched an’ entered the poor-house door --
A poor old woman was scrubbing the
She rose to her feet in great surprise,
And looked, quite startled, into my eyes;
I saw the whole of her trouble’s trace
In the lines that marred her dear old face;
“Mother!” I shouted, “your sorrows is
You're adopted along o’ your horse-thief
Come over the hill from the poor-housc!
She didn’t faint; she knelt by my side,
An’ thanked the Lord, till I fairly cried.
Ap’ maybe our ride wasn’t pleasant an’
An’ maybe she wasa't wrapped up that
An’ maybe our cottage wasn't warm and
An’ inaybe it wasn't a pleasant sight,
To see her a-gettin' the evenin's tea,
An’ (requently stoppin’ and kissin’ me;
An' maybe we didn’t live happy for years,
In spite of my brothers’ and sisters’ sneers,
Who often said, as I have heard,
That they wouldn't own a prison-bird;
(Though they're gettin’ over that, I guess,
For all of ’em owe me more or less);
But I've learned one thing; an’ it cheers a
In atways a-dein’ the best he can;
That whether, on the big book, a blot
Gets over a fellow’s name or not,
Whenever he does a deed that's white,
it's credited to him fair and right.
An’ when you hear the great bugle’s notes,
An’ the Lord divides his sheep an’ goats;
However they may settle my case,
Wherever they may fix my place,
My good old Christian mother, you'll see.
Will be sure to stand right up for me,
With over the hill from the poor-house.
—Will Carleton.
Masons Plan Big T. B. Sanitarium.
San Antonio, Tex.—Masons of Tex-
2s are planning 2 monster tuberculo-
sis sanitarium, to be located in the
southwest. At a recent meeting of
the Texas Grand Lodge of Masons,
Grand Master D. Frank Johnson nam-
ed Robert J. Newton, chairman; B. F.
Berkely and F. P. Miller as a commit-
tee of three to confer with the Grand
Lodges of New Mexico and Arizona.
The purpose of this conference will be
to prepare for the establishment and
operation of a tuberculosis sanitar-
The sanitarium will take care of
Masons throughout the country. Fig-
ures received from the National Tu-
berculosis Association show that ap-
proximately 42,300 Masons in the
United States are suffering from con-
sumption and that 4,700 die annually
from the white plague.
Return to the pitching standards of
the old days is predicted in the major
leagues next season.
Skill of the big time hurling stars
decreased noticeably due to legislation
against the use of foreign substances
on the ball and the lively ball that
brought about such 2 vogue of hard
hitting last season.
When the rule makers of the game
legislated against the use of resin and
emery they more than took away an
ally from the pitcher because it in-
creased the morale of batters who
went to the plate more confidently
and consequently met with more suc-
It is admitted by high officials of
the game that the ball was lively last
season, but not through any pre-ar-
ranged plan. It is said that the ball
was constructed along the standard
specifications but that the better qual-
ity of wool and rubber available since
the war added to the life of the
Use of curve balls is looked upon as
the curb for unusually hard hitting.
Success of the Giant pitchers against
the Yanks in the world’s series was
attributed to Johnny Evers, one of
the smartest men connected with the
game, to the skillful use of curve balls.
John Heydler, president of the Na-
tional League has the same theory
about the success of his league in the
ball classics.
Heydler maintains that conclusive
proof was given that control of a good
curve ball with a change of pace make
a pitcher just as effective against
heavy hitters as the former addicts
of the shine ball, the emery ball and
those few remaining of the spit ball
“Pitching is bound to improve be-
cause minor league managers are en-
couraging young pitchers to use curve
balls,” Heydler said. “When the spit
ball was in vogue and when the freak
deliveries were permitted, youngsters
tried to acquire those ‘arts’ in pref-
erence to the old orthodox methcds of
hurling. Now they are coming back
to curves.
“The pitching in the major leagues
was bad last year, but one thing that
impressed me was the number of
promising curve ball pitchers that
came un. With such material being
develope 1 I feel sure that the game
will have itching of the old standard
when six c+ seven hits are considered
a rather loose game.”—Ex.
Next time you feel chilly try to
warm yourself by shivering. That is
the way bees do it. Bees are cold
blooded animals. Nevertheless, they
must keep reasonably warm in winter,
lest they freeze. The hive is usually
out of doors; it contains no heating
plant, so the bees are obliged to fux-
nish their own heat.
It is an old story that the worker
{ bee literally works herself to death.
In the summer time, when there is a
plentiful supply of nectar to be gath-
ered from flowers, she toils so hard
that an insurance company would not
guarantee her life for more than six
weeks. In winter, under favorable
conditions, she may live six months.
But during a very cold winter bees
have to work so hard to keep warm
that by the time summer arrives they
are unable to perform properly the
arduous tasks incident to building up
the colony to its full numerical
strength. And they die off faster than
their places are taken by new-born
members of the community.
When, as winter comes on, the tem-
perature gets down to a certain point
the bees gather into a spherical clus-
ter in the hive, those on the outside
forming a sort of shell, with their
heads toward the center. The shell
may consist of several layers of bees,
which move actively about, fanning
with their wings and agitating their
bodies with a kind of shivering—the
object of this performance being to
keep the cluster warm. Incidentally
the shell serves as a heat-insulator.
The bees inside remain quiet, except
for occasional shifting of position.
With the help of proper apparatus,
the amount of energy developed by a
man, or a dog, or a horse, can be de-
termined by measuring the heat given
off by the body. All of the energy
produced by the burning of food as
fuel in the body eventually appears in
the form of heat, which is reckoned in
terms of calories.
Thus the heat (or energy) output
of an average man actively engaged
at hard work during the day is about
4000 calories in twenty-four hours.
The daily output of a lumberman
toiling arduously in Northern woods in
the winter time might be as great as
7000 calories.
The bees have got even the lumber-
man “beat.” Two scientists, R. D.
Milner and George S. Demuth (the
latter a bee expert), tried the thing
out recently with a colony of 9635
bees, duly counted. They found that
the energy production of each bee was
much greater, relative to weight, than
even that of the lumberman; and it
was maintained not merely for a short
time, but through the whole twenty-
four hours and the whole winter.
Radio Phone Used to Spread Market
The New York State department of
farms and markets’ first radio phone
market news for farmers to be sent
out from New York city, was broad-
casted on Tuesday noon from the
Westinghouse station in Newark.
Quotations on potatoes, cabbage, cel-
ery, onions, carrots and apples from
New York State and nearby sections
were given in addition to news as to
special events in the early morning
A Choice Seat.
“Waiter,” growled the customer, “I
should like to know the meaning of
this! Yesterday I was served with a
portion of pudding twice the size of
“Indeed, sir!” replied the waiter.
“Where did you sit?”
“By the window,” answered the cus-
“Qh, that explains it!” said the
waiter. “We always give the people
at the window a large helping. It’s a
good advertisement!”
4 have a scorekeeper, some older person
The heights of great men reached and!
kept !
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.
—Longfellow. !
Lincoln’s birthday, good patriots
will remember, falls on February 12,
ten days before the natal anniversary
of another great American.
Young people who are in search of a
good idea for a party within the next
week or ten days should certainly ap-
point it for this date and let every-
thing suggest the great and good man,
whether as statesman and President
or as philosopher and guide.
Those of you who can sketch can
decorate blank cards with silhouettes
of the rugged physiognomy of our
sixteenth President, either surrounded
with a laurel wreath or with two
United States flags crossed below it.
Those who cannot draw can trace
the outline from illustrations or ad-
vertisements and can tint it prettily
with water color. Thus attractive in-
vitation cards are achieved almost |P
without cost.
In the place of honor on the parior
wall have a picture or charcoal draw-
ing of Lincoln surrounded with a bor-
der of paper bunting in red, white and
blue. Use the same bunting as a fes-
toon-frieze for the walls, caught up
here and there with a flag or with a
wreath of laurel leaves either real or
of paper.
Have some one who is gifted in the
literary way write a eulogy on “Hon-
est Abe,” preferably in verse, but
failing this, one in prese will do.
When all the guests have arrived
this appreciation is read either by the
author or another member of the
Pass the rest of the evening in jol-
ly games, but vary the frolics every
little while by the singing of some pa-
triotic songs.
Those who have the best voices may
begin the songs and sing the solos, but
all should certainly join in the chor-
us as this is the best way to get the
full enjoyment out of them.
Sing “Columbia, the Gem of the
Ocean,” “America,” “Yankee Doodle,”
and any other good tunes that are
known to all present.
Here are a batch of jolly games:
Cut from newspaper headlines all
the letters that figure in Lincoln’s full
name, having the name repeated twice
in the letters—that is, two A’s, two
B’s, two R’s, and so on. Hide the let-
ters around the room before the boys
and girls arrive. Let some one beat a
drum as a signal for the beginning of
the fun, after which every one begins
to hunt for the hidden letters. The
person having most in his or her pos-
session when all the letters have been
found receives a prize. Another way
to conclude this game would be to
preferably who does not want to en-
ter into the contest. When each play-
er has found one or more letters they
are brought to the scorekeeper, who
credits them opposite the name of the
person who found them, on her list.
As they are received the scorekeeper
pastes the letters on a sheet of cardi
board and as soon as no more are
missing she sounds a drum as a signal
that the search is at an end. Each
player’s score is then totalled up and
the prize awarded.
Now distribute penny pads and pen-
cils and ask each player to write a
short biography of Abraham Lincoln,
keeping his composition within five
hundred words if possible, and relat-
ing only the salient points of the
great man’s life.
Some one appointed to act as judge
collects the pen sketches at the end of
half an hour and after giving all a
careful reading awards a box of candy
decorated with red, white and blue as
a prize for the best.
Another idea is to see who can in
five minutes form the greatest num-
ber of other words out of the words
Abraham Lincoln, and a jolly blind-
fold game consists in seeing who can
come nearest to the hand of the great
man drawn on a sheet and pin there-
B a sprig of the laurel of immortal-
The supper table for such a party
might be very amusing. The center-
piece can be a large cake, which is cut
up and served afterwards with the ice
cream, but which first appears deco-
rated with a little circle of pickanin-
nies (dolls), while from its center
floats a United States flag.
The smell of paint, which has an in-
jurious effect on so many people, and
is doubly dangerous where sleeping
rooms are concerned, can often be re-
moved by placing pails of water in
the corners with either a couple of
lemons or onions sliced, a handful of
hay, or a large piece of rock ammo-
nia or camphor. A sheet soaked in a
strong solution of a coal tar disinfect-
ant hung in front of the bedroom door
will prevent the smell from entering
the room from outside.
Care of Rubber Overshoes.—Keep
your rubbers out of the light.
Strong sunlight and hot, dry air,
will soon cause even the best rubber
to oxodize and crack.
Grease and oil of all kinds are in-
jurious to rubber boots and shoes.
Even milk contains enough grease
to do harm.
When not in use rubbers should be
kept in a cool, dark place.
Another caution duly regarded will
add to their length of life.
That is, have them properly fitted.
Rubbers which are too big will soon
wear out where they writikle.
The Question of Gloves.—A good
many people can’t bear to wear them
for anything but silver or brass clean-
ing. But there’s no doubt that they
do save the hands. Old street gloves
generally do quite well for dusting
and other dry work. But for clean-
ing “brights” chamois leather are the
best, because it’s such dirty work, and
they’re so easily washed after it. For
handling coal, cleaning stoves, and so
on it is a good thing to make yourself
a very loose pair out of odd scraps of
black velvet. You've no idea how
they save your kunckles till you've
tried them. For washing-up, rubber
gloves, of course. But do be careful
how you handle the crocks in them.
i breeds the ratio may be much higher.
—One male to twenty hens is suf-
ficient to secure good fertility if other
conditions are right. In the light
—The seed catalogues are being
sent out at this time. Order your
seed early. There is a shortage of
the following vegetables: Beans,
sweet corn, carrots, lettuce, onions,
parsnips, radish, parsley, salsify, spin-
ach, tomato, pumpkin and squash.
—Bee keeping in Pennsylvania is
on the increase, according to’ figures
prepared by the Bureau of Statistics
of the Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture. Ten years ago bee keep-
ing was a thriving industry through-
out the State, but the spread of foul
brood wiped out thousands of hives.
With the improved methods for
fighting bee diseases the industry has
once more become profitable, with the
result that thousands of new hives are
being placed in the State annually.
Last year there were 1,508,505
pounds of honey produced in Penn-
sylvania and the average price receiv-
ed by the bee keepers was 25 cents
er pound, making the total value of
the State’s honey $377,708.53.
Bradford county leads the State in
the number of hives with Wayne
county second and Lancaster county
— Improvement of the metheds of
gathering and storing and in the time
of marketing corn, where there is a
surplus, has been one of the problems
handled lately by a county agent in
pertaining to banking.
On Monday
our contractors attacked the old bank-
ing rooms to which we have welcomed
so many of our friends during the past
years, and reduced the interior to ruins
Soon the work of rebuilding will begin
Meanwhile we are comfortably install-
ed in our temporary quarters and have
got down to a working routine: our
business will suffer no interruption.
We are prepared for any business
The First National Bank
61-46 Bellefonte, Pa.
Alabama. He report that in 1920
three men in a community near Gantt |
unconsciously proved the very point |
he was anxious to make. Each had
about 200 bushels of corn for sale.
One sold his from the field at $1.20
per bushel. The second farmer stored
his in the old way and sold it for
$1.75, although it was gnawed by rats
and eaten by weevils.
The third man brought his 200
bushels in, shelled, in good even
weight sacks, with no weevils, and re-
ceived $2.25. He had shucked, shelled
and sacked his corn at spare times
during the fall. He had learned from
the county agent how to kill the wee-
vils. The only expense he went to,
although his corn brought so much
better price, was for sacks and the
weevil exterminator. He said the
shucks were worth all that for rough-
age for his cows. This gave him $100
more for 200 bushels of corn than
his neighbor who sold the same day.
—Canvas and duck wagon and crop
covers and canvas bags are liable to
damage in the winter through mois-
ture, causing subsequent mildew or
rotting unless they are dried before
being stored, says the Bureau of
Chemistry of the United States De-
partment of Agriculture. Canvas
which has become wet or even damp
should be dried as soon as possible by
being spread over a wagon or hung
over a fence or large pole until it is
thoroughly dry. If the weather is
wet, it may be hung under a shed or
in the barn. No canvas bags, etc.
should be folded or stored while damp.
Folding of a heavy canvas, espe-
cially if it has been stiffened by a wa-
terproofing treatment or by being wet
or frozen, may weaken or crack the
fabric, causing it to leak. For this
reason, heavy canvas when not in use
should hang over a beam or large hor-
izontal pole, or should be suspended
against the inside of a barn or shed
rather than folded. Canvas and duck
will give better service and last long-
er if waterproofed. The United
States Department of Agriculture, in
Farmers’ Bulletin 1157, gives full di-
rections for waterproofing and mil-
dew-proofing cotton duck. The bulle-
tin may be had free on application.
—Those who have not learned by
experience are apt to conclude, using
the “pigs is pigs” reasoning, that pro-
tein is protein whether it grows in-
side a hide or upon a plant. But not
all proteins are alike and they do not
produce like results when taken into
the hen’s body. In a general way, an-
imal proteins and vegetable proteins
are alike in that both are nitrogenous,
but when the hen begins to make
them into eggs she finds there are im-
portant differences that can not be
overcome. But she must have animal
proteins in some amount, no matter
how much of the other kind is availa-
ble. High vegetable protein feeds
can replace some of the meat feed to
advantage, but not more than one-
fourth to one-half of it.
Tests made by the United States
Department of Agriculture show that
of the high vegetable protein feeds
cottonseed meal is the best for egg
production. Peanut meal comes next,
followed by soy-bean meal and vel-
vet-bean meal. In making up a mash
not more than one-tenth of it should
be cottonseed.meal, as the use of more
cuts down the egg yield materially
and may effect the quality of the eggs,
producing spots and blotches on the
yolks which make them look bad.
Other vegetable protein feeds that
may be used to
and linseed meal.
—Meet scraps or some other animal
feed high in protein is the one essen-
tial constituent of the mash which can
not well be omitted.
States Department of Agriculture
found that a pen of pullets, on free
range, which did not get meat scrap
or any other animal protein feed laid
only 90 eggs each in a year, compared
with yields of from 125 to 150 eggs
from pens fed rations containing meat
scrap. The eggs from the pen where
no meat scrap was fed cost 2.2 cents
more a dozen for feed than when the
meat scrap was included in the ration.
Fish meal or fish scrap can be used to
replace the meat scrap and compares
favorably with a good grade of meat
scrap containing the same per cent. of
Skim milk or buttermilk, either
sweet or sour, is excellent for replac-
ing part or all of the meat scrap. The
milk may be used in mixing the mash
if a moist mash is fed, or it can be
kept before the fowls as a drink. If
clabbered and fed thick or like cheese,
hens will eat enough of it to replace
all of the meat scrap needed. A little
bone meal makes an excellent addition
to the mash or it can be used to re-
place a part of the meat scrap. Green
cut bone, if fresh and sweet, will also
take the place of meat scrap if fed
at the rate of one-third to one-half
E INVITE YOU to Share the Pleas-
ures and Benefits of
Our 1922
Christmas Savings Club
Which Started Monday, December 12th, 1921
It is not too late to join. You can become a
Member any time. Please come in and let us
explain to you.
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ounce daily per hen.
January Price Reductions
All- Suits and Overcoats—men'’s
young men’s and boys’—none re-
served— to be sold during the
month of January at a
Reduction of 33 ~%
Every Suit and Overcoat in our
Store is included in this Sale..
Come, take your pick.
1-3 the marked price and you will
go home with the Biggest Clothing
Bargains you ever had.
Remember, it’s at Faubles and
it’s Honest