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Bellefonte, Pa., March 24, 1922.
AT THE COURT OF SPRING.
Tell me, ye pussies, in soft gray gown,
‘Who is the notable coming to town?
And why do you sit in this satin array
On the willow bough by the broad high-
Patiently waiting the livelong day?
Sage was the nod of the wise little head.
“We attend at the Court of Spring,” she
“And we welcome the March wind, shrill
For is he not herald of our love Queen?”
The wind made this note as he bent low
and kissed her:
“First lady in waiting,
—Harriet De Witt Butler.
the little gray
WASHINGTON NOTES FROM A
FORMER CENTRE COUNTIAN.
By J. C. G.
The Pennsylvania State Society of
Washington is outstanding among its
comrades in the captial city. It is the
oldest continuous organization of its
kind in Washington and one of the
most successful ever founded there,
and likewise distinguished for its en-
thusiastic membership and brilliant
Every member of the Pennsylvania
delegation to Congress is a member of
this society. It is further honored by
having within its circle a cabinet
member, Secretary of the Treasury
Mellon, and such other prominent
Pennsylvanians as the new Post-
master General Hubert Work, ex-At-
torney General A. Mitchell Palmer,
Gifford Pinchot, A. P. Moore, owner
of the Pittsburgh Leader, and hus-
band of Lillian Russell; General John
S. Rickard, and General Farnsworth.
The officers of the society are: Pres-
ident, Representative M. Clyde Kelly,
an enthusiastic supporter of the socie-
ty ever since his election to the sixty-
third Congress; first vice president, T.
Lincoln Townsend, vice president of
the Electrical Supply company, born
at St. Clair, Pa.; second vice presi-
dent, Dr. John S. Arnold, Port Trev-
erton, Pa.; third vice president, Mrs.
Frank L. Crilly; secretary-theasurer,
Edwin A Neese, who has held that po-
sition fifteen years. Mrs. Nesse ac-
tively aids her husband, having fre-
quentlq had charge of the entertain-
ment and served as recruiting ser-
geant in gathering talent within the
The purpose of the society is pure-
ly social. The meetings are friendly
monthly gatherings. The best talent
procurable is sought. In addition to
the speech made by some well-known
person, there is a musical program
and dancing. Frequently stereopti-
can views are shown together with
travelogues through other countries.
At a recent meeting a particularly
good selection of the coal fields was
Membership must be paid up. No
person is retained on the club roll if
he fails to pay his dues of $3 a year.
The speaker at each meeting is always
a person of consequence who usually
STATE DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH WARNS AGAINST
In an effort to prevent the yearly
incidence of venereal disease follow-
ing in the wake of carnivals, the State
Health Department has issued the fol-
lowing communication to all mayors
and burgesses of Pennsylvania com-
munities. A copy of the letter is al-
so sent to State Fair Associations ask-
ing that they co-operate by refusing
concessions to shows and exhibitions
known to be of a licentious nature.
“The traveling carnival has been a
definite spreader of venereal diseases.
The usual personnel of such a group
is of the lowest order and the female
contingent are in many
“These facts together with the
stimulation engendered by obscene ex-
hibitions result in a wake of venereal
disease which, from an economic
standpoint alone, is most damaging to
“It is with no desire to curb legiti-
mate amusement nor attempt to reg-
ulate the morals of a community that
this communication is forwarded to
you. On the other hand, in the inter-
ests of public health, it becomes our
duty to inform you that the granting
of a license for an amusement of this
kind, called by whatever name, is tak-
ing a risk with public health.
“The State Health Department
strongly urges the refusal of licenses
for such amusement in the State of
“It is gratifying to note that a large
number of mayors and burgesses have
already taken this step. "If you are
one of them we congratulate you, if
not, please give the matter careful
and conscientious consideration.
“We shall be pleased to enlighten
yoa further if any questions regard-
ing this matter come up. In order to
co-operate we will have the State po-
lice force notify us in advance of any
exhibition to be presented in a given
locality. They, in turn, will take the
necessary steps to enforce the gam-
bling and obscenity laws, in this man-
ner overcoming any advantage which
a carnival may have in getting a defi-
nite location for their show in the
State. This will only be done in con-
nection with local authorities and it is
sincerely trusted that their services
will not be necessary to any large ex-
tent; this owing to a general compli-
ance through the State with the above
Real Estate Transfers.
John Thomas, et ux, to J. T. Beck-
with, tract in Taylor township; $400.
John Thomas, et ux, to J. T. Beck-
with, tract in Taylor township; $400.
Absolem Liggett to Jacob Wetzler,
tract in Liberty township; $90.
Wm. F. Courter to Chas. A. Cour-
ter, tract in Liberty township; $450.
Jacob Wetzler to Daniel M. Shank,
tract in Liberty township; $58.80.
County Commissioners to John A.
Erb, tract in Taylor township; $10.
Joseph Bumgardner, et al, to Wm.
P. Courter, tract in Liberty township;
H. Laird Curtin, et ux, to Harvey
Heaton, tract in Boggs township;
SCARCITY OF BUCKS THREAT-
ENS HERDS OF DEER IN
The deer hunting season'in Penn-
sylvania should be closed for at least
two or three years.
This is no cheering news to the
thousands of men who get supreme
joy out of the annual trip into the
mountainous regions of the State in
quest of bucks. It probably will bring
a storm of adverse criticism and com-
ment on the grounds that it is unnec-
essary and that there are enough in-
dividuals engaged in blighting the
joys of life without adding further
Nevertheless it is a fact that unless
deer hunting is prohibited in Pennsyl-
vania for a couple of seasons at least
in the near future the deer herds are
going to be sadly depleted and it will
require a far longer closed period to
bring them back.
The reasons are many, but one
stands out above all others. The bucks
have been killed off to such an extent
that now there are not enough re-
maining to maintain the necessary
This is not wild reform propaganda;
it is said as the result of personal ex-
perience and investigation aided by
the views of men who are experts on
True, there are deer in Pennsylva-
nia—plenty of them, the mountainous
regions are full of them—Dbut most of
them are does.
A ratio of one buck to four or five
or even six does should maintain the
herds, but at present itis doubtful
whether there is one buck to each
twenty-five does in Pennsylvania.
And this despite the efforts of a
very capable State Game Commission,
one of the best in the entire world, as
a matter of fact.
Does are plentiful, bucks are scarce,
what will the result be? In another
decade there will be no fawns unless
bucks are continually imported from
Then the does, too, will become
scarce, and the task of bringing the
herds back again will be far more dif-
ficult than ever before.
At the present time practically the
only bucks that remain each season
for breeding purposes are the spike
horns of the previous season. The
Game Commission must have foreseen
trouble when the limit on horns was
raised from two to four inches. For-
merly it was permissible to kill spike-
horn bucks with spikes two inches
above the hair. Then the minimum
.| was raised to four inches because so
many baby bucks and does were kill-
ed by mistake or by hunters simply
! taking a chance. Any one who has
hunted deer knows that it is absurd
!to look for four-inch horns in the
i brush. It is difficult enough to see
. full grown horns. Spike horns serve
! for propagating purposes in a pinch,
but continued breeding from the spike
horns means that the herds are being
| recruited from immature sires and
! must suffer in consequence.
Of course, there are a few stray
bucks of regal proportions. The fig-
j ures compiled by the Game Commis-
' sion on the season’s kill prove this.
But they really represent pretty near-
ly the ‘last of the big fellows that
should serve as the backbone for fu-
During the last season I spent a
| couple of days wandering through a
mountainous section that had former-
ly been a paradise for the deer hunt-
er. Each year it used to furnish hun-
dreds of bucks. This season some-
thing less than twenty were killed in
the district and there were ten times
as many hunters, so many, in fact,
that they literally knew the front
name and address of every doe and
fawn in that particular section of the
mountains. During one day’s tramp
I saw more than twenty does and one
spike horn buck without even encoun-
tering the spoor of a real big fellow.
Undoubtedly any agitation along
these lines will bring protests galore
from those who do not want to be de-
nied the sport for a couple of years,
even with the knowledge that the
compensation at the expiration of that
‘ time will more than make it worth
~ while. This spirit is evidenced by the
| words of one mountaineer who dis-
cussed the subject thus:
“Yes, the bucks are about cleaned
out, but there’s a few left, and who
wants to quit hunting? Let the State
That is always the trouble. While
there are a few of anything left the
opposition to giving them a chance to
increase is always strong.
_ But in this case it is really a ser-
ious problem, and the State officials
must take some action.—By T. Von
rr ——r teers.
——“Riches,” said one who prac-
tices what he preaches, “are only val-
uable for the opportunity they fur-
nish for doing good.”
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over thirty years, has borne the signature of
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
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
and has been made under his per-
sonal supervision since its infancy.
Allow no one to deceive you in this,
Harry Dukeman, sheriff, to Wm. C.
has matters of consequence to bring
before the society. Governor Sproul
was present at the last meeting. Oth-
er men who have been guests of hon-
or are Gifford Pinchot, Secretary Mel-
lon, Hubert Work, General Farns-
worth, James M. Beck and Secretary
of Labor Davis.
The unique plan of the society for
handling its work is the use, not of
any permanent committee, but of a
new committee for each service ap-
pointed monthly by the President.
Only one person acts continuously,
Mrs. Howard S. Reeside, who is per-
manent chairman of the reception
Meetings of the society are always
characterized by unusual entertain-
ment. At recent meetings, the Aeo-
lian Quintet which makes a number of
the records for the Aeolion Vocalion,
Lillian Russell and Miss Louise Hun-
sicker, just retired from the concert
stage, have given excellent perform-
ances. Each meeting is a brilliant so-
The Pennsylvania State Society was
founded in 1907, the moving spirit in
its founding being the late Col. S. R.
Stratton who called the first meeting.
At the end of its first year of exist-
ence its membership numbered 150.
At present its actual membership is
1,000 men and women and the regular
meetings are frequently attended by
more than 1500.
The first meeting of the year 1922
was held on the night of January 27th,
a date long to be remembered by
Washingtonians as the beginning of
the great snowstorm, despite which
900 were in attendance. Gov. Sproul
was the speaker of the evening and
the entire Pennsylvania delegation to
Congress was present occupying most
of the boxes. At that meeting the
New Willard ball-room was selected
as the regular meeting place of the
society. Eex-Rep. Barchfield, who lost
his life in the Knickerbocker theatre
collapse the night following this meet-
ing, was a member of the Pennsylva-
nia State Society.
DOES YOUR HOUSE-
WORK SEEM HARD?
Has Your Strength Left You? Gude’s
Pepto-Mangan Will Restore It.
If you have dyspepsia and head-
aches, and feel “all in,” don’t take it
for granted that there is no relief.
Strength and ambition for your tasks
will come when you build up your
weakened blood with Gude’s Pepto-
Mangan. Take it with your meals a
few weeks and see the permanent
benefit. It is just the thing to aid you
to recover full health. This wonder-
fully efficient form of food iron quick-
ly improves the appetite, adds color to
cheeks and lips and imparts strength
to the jaded muscles. Remember to
ask for “Gude’s Pepto-Mangan.” Sold
in both liquid and tablet formetly
~——Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
Lynn, tract in Rush township; $2,000.
County Treasurer to County Com-
sioner tract in Taylor township;
Ruth M. Bair to Mary C. Biddle,
tract in Philipsburg; $1.
Wm. M. Biddle to Ruth M. Bair,
tract in Philipsburg; $1.
Ruth M. Bair to Jennie E. Harvey,
tract in Philipsburg; $1.
E. F. Harvey, et ux, to Ruth M.
Bair, tract in Philipsburg; $1.
H. Laird Curtin, et ux, to Charles
id heirs, tract in Curtin township;
Charles Lucas’ heirs to Annie L.
Fetzer, et bar, tract in Curtin town-
John Singer to Charles D. Singer,
tract in Curtin township; $409.
Mary A. Craig, et al, to J. B. Craig,
tract in Huston township; $3,000.
James H. Rider, et ux, to Mary P.
Minnemyer, tract in Spring township;
Maggie M. Shuey, et al, to Frank
R. Tharp, tract in College township;
W. L. Foster, et al, to Percie L.
Sandford, tract in State College; $500.
Wm. H. Pletcher, et ux, to Herbert
S. Schenck, tract in Howard township;
Jacob S. Williams, et ux, to Ernest
Q. Spotts, tract in Worth township;
James E. Long, et ux, to James H.
Suigiey, tract in Liberty township;
St. Paul M. E. Church to Wesley
Foundation, tract in State College; $1.
J. R. Hughes, et ux, to Joseph M.
C. Smoyer, tract in Bellefonte; $550.
Louis Adelman, et ux, to Edgar R.
Buzzell, tract in Philipsburg; $8,000.
THE THRICE A WEEK EDITION
OF THE NEW YORK WORLD.
IN 1922 and 1923.
Practically a Daily at the Price of a Week-
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gives so much at so low a price.
The whole world is being made over and
the United States is taking the lead in the
work. This year, particularly, history will
be made, and every American citizen will
be deeply interested. No other newspaper
is better equipped to give the news of the
world at the time it is news than The New
The Thrice-a-Week edition of The World
is the greatest example of comprehensive
journalism in America. It will keep you
as thoroughly informed as a daily, which
would cost five or six times as much. It
is a unique newspaper, published three
times a week, for $1 a year. This is the
regular subscription price and it pays for
We offer this unequalled newspaper and
the “Democratic Watchman’ together for
one year for $2.25.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and * Just-as-good ? are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children—E.
Never attempt to relieve your baby with a
remedy that you would use for yourself,
What is CASTORI
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains
neither Opium, Morphine mor 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
therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natusal sleep.
The Children’s Comfort—The Mother’s Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA aALways
Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Near East Relief
This space is gladly given to the
Near East Relief Committee. No cause
makes a stronger appeal
Our Gifts go to helpless
little children who,
would be helpless and friendless.
They are now in orphanages sus-
tained by our contributions.
can charity alone stands between them
The First National Bank
without this aid,
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From now on until Easter we are making spe-
cial mark-down prices on all coats, suits, wraps and
LOT 1—12 Silk Dresses in light and dark
shades,, also black; Chiffon Taffeta and Satin; sizes
from 18 to 44; while they last $14.98.
LOT 2—All Wool Dresses in Serge and Trico-
tine, now $10.00 and $12.00.
LOT 3—All Wool Jersey Jumper Dresses, sale
Ladies and Misses all wool Coats and Suits
Tweed and Tricotine Suits from $15.00 up.
Just received a large assortment of Gingham
Dresses in stripes and checks, from $3.00 up. See
our new bungalow apron dresses.
WAISTS AND BLOUSES.
Our new spring line is here for your inspection.
Everything in silks, pongee, batiste and organdy.
Men’s fine dress shoes from $3.50 to $7.50.
Men’s working shoes from $2.50 to $5.00.
Ladies’ Oxfords, tan and black, $3.50 to $5.00.
Ladies’ high shoes, tan and black, $3.00 to $6.00.
A complete line of children’s and infant’s shoes
at all prices.
Now is your time to buy Rugs. We have a full
line in all sizes and colors.
New Axminster Rugs, sizes 9x12, at $35.00.
New Mottled Rugs, 27x54, at $3.50.
New Axminster Rugs, 36x72, $5.00.
Tapestry, cretonnes and draperies at marked
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