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"Bellefonte, Pa. February 17, 1922.
THE TWENTY-SECOND OF FEB-
By William Cullen Bryant.
Fate is the February sky
And brief the midday’s sunny hours;
The wind swept forests seem to sigh
For the sweet time of leaves and flowers.
Yet has no month a prouder day,
Not even when the summer broods
©’er meadows in their fresh array
Or autumn tints the glowing woods.
Tor this chill season now again
Brings, in its annual round, the morn
When, greatest of the sons of men,
@ur glorious Washington was born.
Lo; where, beneath an icy shield,
Cakmly the mighty Hudson flows!
By snow clad fell and frozen field
Broadening the lordly river goes.
The wildest storm that sweeps through
And rends the oak with sudden force
@an raise no ripple on his face
Or slacken his majestic course.
Thus mid the wreck of thrones shall live
Unmarred, undimmed, our hero's fame,
And years succeeding years shall give
Increase of honors to his name.
510 BEARS KILLED IN
STATE DURING SEASON.
Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 25.—Forty
thousand hunters in Pennsylvania en-
joyed the sport of bear hunting last
rear, and 510 bears were killed, an
average of one bear to about 79 hunt-
ers, according to a report made to the
American Game Protectors’ associa-
tion by Seth E. Gordon, secretary of
the Pennsylvania game commission.
The report shows how the black
hear family in the State has increas-
ed under the protective laws of Penn-
gylvania, the first of which went into
effect in 1905, when the State had be-
come almost depopulated of bears.
Since then the bears have increased
numerically to such an extent that
Potter county farmers last year want-
ed a law which would have permitted
extermination of bruin in that county.
An invasion of hunters this year
because of the law allowed a hunter
to take two bears there has caused a
change of sentiment in Potter. The
farmers now want the bear to stay.
In the last four years nearly 1,800
bears have been killed in Pennsylva-
nia. The exact total reported to: the
State Game Commission for the four
years was 1,789. Some of the bears
were of enormous size. mir. Gordon
cites one killed by Guss Bennett, a
bunting guide in the lower end of
“The bear was so large,” says Mr.
Gordon, “that four men could not lift
it, and it was even impossible to drag
it out of the forest with a mule. The
length of the skin of this bear was 8
feet, 4 inches. It is claimed this par-
ticular specimen weighed at least 550
pounds, and probably 600 pounds. The
same party killed a bear weighing
350 pounds.” -
The black bear is very much dis-
eriminated against, Mr. Gordon de-
clares. Its diet generally consists of
vegetables, berries, insects, nuts and
honey. It is only the occasional bear
that developes a fondness for young
livestock. The game commission nev-
er has found a single instance where
a bear attacked or pursued a human
being, although it has investigated
several stories of attacks, only to dis-
cover they were without foundation.
The. plan of removing bears from
areas in which complaints of depre-
dations are made, followed last year
in this State, is believed to be the
first attempt of its kind in America.
Under the direction of game ex-
perts 9 bears were trapped in Potter
county and. shipped to two preserves
in thie southwestern part of the State
for stocking purposes. Trapping was
made difficult by the lateness of the
season, but the trappers demonstrated
' that 350 and 400 pound black bears
are not uncommon in the woods ‘of
In supporting the protective bear
laws on the statute books of Pennsyl-
vania, Mr. Gordon directs attention to
the large part that the hide, meat, and
fat of the bear played in the life of
the early settler.
State Forest Area is Large.
Harrisburg. —Figures compiled by
the Pennsylvania Department of For-
estry show that there is about 13,000,-
000 acres of forest land in this State,
which is more than 45 per cent. of the
State’s total land area. Only two
European countries, Finland and Swe-
den, surpass Pennsylvania in having
a larger percentage of the total land
area in forests.
The forest area of this State is
greater than the combined forest
areas of Italy and Greece; more than
ten times as large as the aggregate
area of Belgium, and almost equal to
the total forest areas of Italy, Switz-
erland and Belgium, and is larger
than one-half of the total forest area
of France and Great Britain.
Seven counties, McKean, Potter,
Clearfield, Centre, Lycoming, Clinton
and Elk located in a block in the north
central part of the State, contain more
than one-fourth of the total forest
area of Pennsylvania. McKean coun-
ty has the larges total forest area,
865,000 acres, and Philadelphia coun-
ty has the smallest, 4,500 acres.
The department of forestry has
made the following classification of
the State’s forest lands:
Farm woodlots, 4,043,902 acres;
State forests, 1,126,236 acres; and
outside of farm woodlots and State
forests, 7,876,418 acres.
“Washington,” said a Senator,
speaking in the city of Washington,
“was mot a. cynic, yet he sometimes
said things so wretchedly true that
they had a cynical note. Thus, re-
buking a certain type of churchgoer,
he once wrote:
«The church’s feasts and fasts are
marvelously well kept up. The rich
keep the feasts and the poor the
FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN.
Let us today say what today thinks in
And tomorrow say what
thinks in hard words again.
That is the only way to make progress.
A picturesque and amusing way to
celebrate the great man’s birthday oc-
curring on the 22nd of the month is by
a cherry tree social.
The keystone of the affair is, of
course, the celebrated tree which the
Father of His Country cut down.
Note paper (or cards) decorated
with sprays of cherries are easily ob-
tainable at this time of year in the
shops. Or the hostess may prefer to
decorate for herself.
Verses, however lame, make a vari-
ation on the ordinary notes, and in
these also suggestions of the tree and
the fruit thereof could abound.
An indifferent example of such ver-
sifying, which readers of this depart-
ment will know how to improve upon
and to extend, follows:
Next Friday eve, at half past eight,
We pray you meet and celebrate,
Great George and the immortal tree
Which mark his truth for you and me.
The great point of interest to guests
entering the parlor or hall at the time
appointed is a huge, flourishing cher-
ry tree, laden with especially large
and red fruit. As such a tree has to
be grown in advance by a special pro-
cess, a hint will be necessary here.
Any large sized bough (dead will
serve equally well) can be used as the
basis of the tree. It should be planted
firmly upright in a wooden garden tub
such as is used for palms. The foli-
age, which will probably be lacking
at this time of year, is supplied with
leaves cut from the green tissue pa-
per and wired in great profusion on
the boughs. Cherries, which are of
the size of tennis balls, are made of
raw cotton rounded in the hands and
covered with red cotton goods or flan-
nel. They are tied to the tree with
green ribbon. At the heart of each
cherry lies tucked away a gift for
some member of the party. Or ob-
jects which, when
give the fortunes of those clippings,
the cherries may be substituted for
the gifts if it is desired to avoid ex-
The game can be played either with
or without blindfolding. To the man
or girl clinping a cherry belongs the
gift or the fortune found in it.
When gifts are used it is better to :
have these as impersonal as possible
so as to fit a recipient of either sex,
without necessity of exchange.
The gifts or fortunes distributed, or
decided, a drawing contest might oc-
cupy the attention of the guests. Lit-
tle tablets red backed, if possible, and
in any case having red pencils attach-
ed with cherry colored ribbon, are dis-
tributed among the company.
Each player is called upon when the
bell sounds to begin drawing “a pic-
ture of George in the act of cutting
down the cherry tree.”
Five minutes only is allowed for the
artistic endeavors of the company and
all drawing must be discontinued at
the second bell ringing.
The pictures are then collected and
judged by some disinterested person.
The mose successful artist could re-
ceive a box of candied cherries.
Or the time limit might be ten min-
utes and the task that of describing
the action, motive and heroism of the
great man at the time of the cherry
tree incident in rhyme. No special
form of verse and no particular
length is prescribed.
Washington, according to tradition,
could not tell a lie and the amuse-
ment of the next game is founded on
this proposition. Players without be-
ing informed of the nature of the hoax
are invited to draw their chairs up to
form a circle and “see who can tell the
most improbable story.”
The hostess, or a committee of three
members of the household are ap-
pointed to judge the various yarns and
listen gravely to the recital. No
story must require longer than five
minutes to narrate, otherwise there
are no restrictions.
At the conclusion of the contest the
prize is awarded to the surprise of
the company, for the poorest fiction.
“Washington was a poor hand at tell-
ing stories,” announces the judge
gravely, “and all patriotic persons
should endeavor to
Therefore, she is convinced, that the
award will seem just to all.
One of the little candy boxes shap-
ed like a hatchet which every candy
store can supply in February will af- |
ford another exciting round.
The company is divided into two
divisions, one of which adjourns to
the hall or to a neighboring room,
while the other half hides the hatch-
et, filled, by the way, with sweets.
The other division is then recalled
and endeavors in five guesses to lo-
cate the hidden booty.
If the players on the guessing side
succeed in saying within the prescrib-
ed number of guesses where the
hatchet is hidden they gain a point.
If not, nothing is won, score re-
maining in statu quo. The division
which has formerly done the hiding
now adjourns to the hall and are sum-
moned back to become guessers.
This continues until each side has
guessed three times. If.either side
has gained an advantage in the mat-
ter of points over the other players,
these players are declared prize win-
ners and receive the hatchet, to be
drawn from among themselves.
In case of a tie, the hiding and
guessing can be continued until some
division comes out ahead.
A clever way to ask the men to se-
lect partners at an evening party is
to get each girl to bring the earliest
picture of herself obtainable. The
pictures are numbered, the hostess
having a list of each name opposite
the number so when the time comes
for making revelations she can do it
quickly and with certainty. Just be-
fore time for the game or refresh-
ments for which partners are necessa-
ry pass a basket or tray with the pic-
tures turned face down; ask each man
to draw one and find the original.
Creamed Halibut.—Cut in small
pieces, cover with cold water, boil 2
or 3 minutes. Drain off the water,
pour the cream over the fish, adding
a piece of butter and a little pepper.
Serve on nicely browned and buttered
interpreted, will |
—— The —
: FOUNTAIN IS WORK OF ART
Beautiful Features of New Attraction
Soon to Be Put in Operation
at Dallas, Tex.
A stream of water spurting 75 feet
fn the air, beautifully illuminated by
ever-changing colored rays from four
powerful incandescent searchlights.
hidden beneath plate glass at the base,
will be the outstanding feature of what
promises to be America’s most spec-
| tacular fountain, which has just been
erected in the sunken garden of Ferris
: plaza, facing the new Union station at
| Dallas, Tex.
i It will be known as the plan-chro-
| matic illuminated fountain, states the
Edison Sales Builder. Colored flood
lights have been used before in illu-
minating fountains, but never before
has the scheme of using 5,000,000
candle power incandescent search-
lights with constantly changing col-
ored screens been attempted. The large
basin is 50 feet across and the second-
ary or elevated basin is 1434 feet in
In the outer water of the large basin
are eight small jets, each illuminated
by a colored floodlight from beneath
In the small basin, spurting water to-
ward the main stream, are eight
dolphins. Underneath the inner ba-
sin, which has a plate glass ceiling, is
a circular chamber 14 by 8 feet. This
houses the four big searchlights and
apparatus for opercting the change-
gble color screens. Lntrance to this |
is from a small passageway leading to i
a manhole on the outside of the larger |
basin. The entire system is automatic
and needs no attendant.
“Why don’t y’ try t' swim under
“} don’t like to wet my hair.”
“rat won't hurt it. Salt sets the
Trick Elephant Now Financial Expert.
A sagacious elephant, Hassan, at
the Budapest “zoo,” refuses to work
any longer for depreciated Hungarian
kroner, according to the London Daily
. Mail correspondent.
A child who wished to have a ride
on the elephant’s back was surprised
at having a kroner note returned with
a disgusted snort. However, Mr. Rie-
ger, of the American Red Cross at
Budapest, tried Hassan with a dollar
bill, which the elephant took in his
trunk and promptly handed to the
A possible explanation is offered by
Hassan's keeper, who points out that
the new and unpleasant chemicals
used in printing the new issue kroner .
notes may offend Hassan. ry]
East Indian Laborers Slow. !
| A story is told of a British army of- |
ficer in India who watched some native
workmen making packing-cases. Their !
| slow progress irritated him so much
that thinking he might get them to make
a spurt, he told the superintendent that
one English carpenter would turn out
more cases in a day than ten of his
native workmen. This put the Indian
on his mettle, and a trial was sug-
gested, a skilled carpenter being found
| in the ranks of the artillery. The fol-
| lowing day this strange test took place,
i and by closing time the one English-
man was three packing-cases ahead of
‘ the ten natives.
Fish Imprisoned in Can.
During the war empty powder cans
were thrown overboard at Sewall’s
point from the naval base of Cape
Wray, N. J. A short time ago a fish-
erman got a bite and on pulling in he
found he had caught a can but it was
not empty, for a fish’s head protrud-
ed and it had the hook in its mouth.
The canned fish was in one of the emp-
ty powder tins and supposition is that
it went in when it was small and grew
there until it was too big to get out.
A correspondent from Lunenburg,
N. S., writes: “Here are the ages of
five members of one family, four sis-
ters and one brother: Mrs. Samuel
| Herman, ninety-four, Lunenburg; Mrs.
David Seaboyer, ninety-two, Bridge-
water; Mrs. Ellen Acker, eighty-four,
Second Peninsula; Mrs. Gaetz, eighty-
two, Lunenburg ; George: Acker, eighty,
Second Peninsula. Average eighty-six
Very Much Out of Season.
A Nova Scotia reader says he found
a strawberry blossom, in full bloom,
on November 4, on a farm in East
Amherst. He also says he picked a
handful of ripe wild raspberries on
the same farm on September 18 and
Four turnips raised by a farmer at
Northwest, three miles from Lunen-
burg, N. 8S. each weighed 14 to 15
pounds, the size of a peck measure,
just making a bushel
. Go to sleep, dear little children.
' And Mother will kiss each dear little
“had another I used to sing to them,
| the summer, the way it is with the
MARY G BONNE
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MOTHER BLACK BEAR
“When I am free” said Mecther
Black Bear, “the very first thing 1
teach the cubs
when we have
come out of our
winter den is to
learn that lesson
first of all. Then,
when danger is
near, they can
rush up a tree and
get away from the
“I do not teach
my cubs that,”
said Mother Griz-
“No,” said Moth-
er Black Bear,
“Up a Tree. “you have differ-
ent ways from
mine. You keep your cubs with you
ag second winter, and you take them
into your winter den to sleep by you.
“My children are able to look after
themselves at the end of the first sum-
mer. I think one of the reasons they
are able to do so is because they know
how to climb trees. They learn that
“Well,” said Mother Grizzly, “I do
not like to trust my children to look
after themselves until they are a lit-
tle older. I like to look after them for
a longer time. I feel it is better that
“Well, we each have our own way
of bringing up our children,” said
lother Black Bear. “But of course I
think my ways are best, you see.”
“Just what I think of my ways,”
said Mother Grizzly.
“I like to be ready each year to
welcome more little cubs into the
world, so I can train them to grow up
into beautiful black bears,” said Moth-
er Black Bear,
“I don’t feel I can train children so
quickly,” said Mother Grizzly.
“Every other year,” she continued, “I
welcome little cubs. Not any oftener,
! because I want to give at least a year
and a half of training and schooling
and teaching and mother love to every
little set of cubs.”
“Of course,” said Mother Black Bear,
“I feel my children are much smarter
than yours, because they are able to
look after themselves at the end of
the first summer.”
“I don’t agree,” said Mother Griz-
zly. “I am simply being very careful
of mine, very, very careful. I will not
let them leave me any sooner.”
“Ah,” said Mother Black Bear, “I re-
member when I was free and the little
ones used to be rocked to sleep in
“That was before we came out of
our winter dens. I would sing them
sweet songs which went like this:
“ ‘Go to sleep, my dear little bear cubs,
I'll keep you warm,
I'll keep you from harm,
Lie gloss in my arms, in my nice furry
“How often,” Mother Black Bear
said, “I used to sing that song. It was
one of their favorites. And then I
too. It was like this:
“As the days pass along
You'll grow good and strong,
You'll be soon climbing trees,
In the warm summer breeze,
You’ll grow to be smart,
Which will gladden my heart,
Dear little wee ones!
Mother's daughters and sons!
“They used to like that song, too,”
Mother Black Bear said. “Of course
your ways were
all right for little
grizzly bears, but
my ways were the
right ways for lit-
tle black bears.
“Kvery one to
their own ways,”
said Mother Griz-
“There is Ivan
waving his arm
to the keeper, ask-.
ing for. more
bread,” said Moth-
er Black Bear aft-
er a moment.
“What an eater he
Bh says he “Asking for More.”
doesn’t eat as much in the winter as in
rest of us here in the zoo, but as far
as he is concerned I do not see that he
does without much food.”
“I can’t go without too much,” said
Ivan, “for I must think of my strength
and of my power. And health is power,
the wise ones say, woof, woof.”
“Woof, woof, growl, ha, ha,” said
Mother Black Bear,
A six-year-old girl submitted the fol-
lowing composition on “People” to her
“people are composed of girls and
boys, also men and women. Boys
are no good at all until they grow up
and get married. Men who don’t get
married are no good either. Boys are
an awful bother. They want every-
thing they sce except soap. My
ma is a woman, and my pa is a man.
A woman is a grown-up girl with
children. My pa is such a nice man
that I think he must have been a girl
when he was a boy.”
It is not too late
TO JOIN OUR CHRISTMAS CLUB.
We invite you to put aside, here, each
week, a small sum that will add to
this because it will be good for you.
your pleasure at Christmas.
It will not help us unless it leads
you to the permanent habit of saving.
The First National Bank
61.46 Bellefonte, Pa.
E INVITE YOU to Share the Pleas-
ures and Benefits of
I 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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