Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 31, 1922, Image 6

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Belefonte, Pa., March 31, 1922.
Heroes of This Remarkable Fish
Yarn Furnish Something New in
Plscatorial Stories.
One feels almost like apologizing for
telling a fish story that isn't a bit like
any other fish story ever told since
the days of Jenah, but there is one
good excuse for the uniqueness of this
fish story. It is gospel truth, says
George L. Brown, according to the
New York Sun. The scene of it is
Blizabethtown, a village completely
surrounded by Adirondacks.
The streams and ponds around
Klizabethtown have been famous in
their day for speckled trout and more
recently for pickerel, perch, black bass
and bull pout.
Let the humble bull pout be the he-
ro of this yarn, the “Sacramento cat,”
as he has been named in California,
the sluggish browser of weedy ponds,
that will live wherevor a frog can and
bite anything from an angleworm to
a plece of a tin dinner pail. And the
bull pout's tenacity of life may be
credited with a good share of the
uniqueness of this unprecedented fish
In the days when the thing hap-
pened the young fellows of Elizabeth-
town used to go fishing for bull pout
Saturday nights in Lincoln pond or in
the “marsh” not far away. And on
Saturday night Carl E. Daniel and his
cousin, the late Arthur H. Norton,
went out and brought home a fine
mess after midnight.
Carl was tired and he just dumped
his bull pouts with the grass in which
he had carried them home, into a
dishpan. Then it occurred to him to
put the dishpan in the kitchen sink
and turn on the faucet a little, and he
did so before gaing to bed.
That's where the story begins. The
rest of it happened while Carl was
asleep. You see, the grass overflowed
with the water from the dishpan and
clogged the drain of the sink. And
then the sink filled up and overflowed.
And then the whole of the ground floor
of Carl's home, “Colonial Cottage,” be-
came a pond. And when Carl got up
on Sunday morning and went into the
kitchen he found all his mess of bull
pouts swimming around over the floor
as happy as if they were back in Lin-
coln pond.
That's the story, and if you doubt
that it happened in just that way you
can ask Carl, who is now head of the
Elizabethtown Hardware company, Inc.
es rereivcii——
A Secret Society.
“It would shock, or bore, or disgust
the world in general, I suppose, if all
the school teachers and office workers
who want to marry should suddenly
teil the truth. The public prefers to
believe that women cherish their eco-
nomic independence more tenderly
than they ever could cherish husbands
and bables. And our pride helps to
keep up the great delusion.
“Many of us, especially the older
ones, would never admit our loneliness
and disappointment, perhaps, even to
ourselves: but the majority, I believe,
have ‘had to tell’ someone—Some
equally lonely woman friend—wheth-
er or not we told it in words, the story
of frustrated hopes, of baffled in-
stincts, of imprisoned powers.
wwe form a kind of great secret
society. The initiation is, mercifully,
gradual; the dues are endless; the
badge may be anything from a com-
mutation ticket to a Phi Beta Kappa
key; the password, seldom uttered, is
always the same—loneliness.”—From
«No Courtship at All” by Another
Spinster, in the Atlantic Monthly.
Clever Smuggler Caught.
‘What is said to be one of the clev-
erest devices ever developed for smug-
gling was uncovered on Puget sound
recently by federal officers, when a
speedy power boat, believed for sev-
eral months fo be a successful smug-
gler of illicit goods from Canada into
the United States, was captured at
Seattle. It had been known for some
time, federal officers state, that a
dumping device was in use on some ot
the smuggling boats, - gays Popular
Mechanics Magazine, but a complete
outfit of this type had never hefore
been captured. Along with the seizure,
more than $2,000 worth of contraband
was taken, which made it possible for
the government to confiscate the boat.
' Climbs Fujiyama Top.
Maj. Orde Lees, British balloonist
and Arctic explorer, has just com-
pleted a trip to the summit of Fujt
‘yama, the celebrated “mountain in
southeastern Japan. It is sald ho {=
ithe first European to have reached the
top of the mountain in winter, which
is 12,365 feet above sea level.
Major Lees was accompanied by H.
C. Irish of London, and accomplished
nis feat in 48 hours. The last 4,600
feet of the climb were made over
slippery ice. Major Lees was a mem:
ber of the Shackleton Antarctic expe
dition in 1914, and he and Mr. Irish
are members of the British air mission
to Japan,
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fe Electric Sealing Machine.
A sealing machine, in which the
wax is electrically melted and which
is intended to meet the requirements
of bankers, brokers, jewelers and
large commercial institutions in the
sealing of valuables, has made its ap
pearance, The machine can be at
tached by a cord to any light socket
and operated at a cost of one-half cent
an hour—Popular Mechanics Maga
Get your job work done here.
God ening,
Fairy lal
. sd
«it is so since,” chirped Robbie
Robin, “that almost every one knows
me by sight at
least. And most
people know my
voice when they
hear it and the
different songs
and calls I have.
“] am glad of
that for I like
many people. I
like friends and
I like to be about.
I am naturally so-
ciable and 1 am
not a snob.
“I've a fine
voice and I look
quite smart, I'm
told, but I am not
a snob. And I
wouldn't be a
snob for anything.
“A snob is a creature who puts on
airs and who thinks he is better than
other creatures. And I know what I
think of a snob.”
“Do tell me,” said Mrs. Robbie.
“I think a snob is a foolish crea-
ture,” said Robbie Robin. ‘Any crea-
ture who thinks he is better than
some one else is foolish.
“How does he know he is better
than any one else? He doesn’t know
it. Perhaps he may have more money
or better. clothes than the next per-
son, but he may not have any right
to be a snob.
“He may be mean and cross and
selfish. Or he may be silly and vain.
“A snob is always rather apt to
be like that. And those who have a
right to be snobs never are.”
“That sounds very strange,” said
Mrs. Robbie. “Pray explain.”
“Well,” sald Hobbie, “any one who
is fine enough to be a snob is toe fine
to be a snob. A snob is such a silly,
conceited thing that any one %ho has
the right to put on airs wouldn't do
it because that would make such a
person at once become a silly, con-
reited person.”
“Oh, I see, chirp, chirp, I see,” said
Mrs. Robbie.
“I would never pe a snob,” said
Robbie. “I belleve in being friendly
and sociable, TH go walking and hop-
ping on green grass whether it is the
grass of a person who owns a fortune
or whether it is the grass of a person
who has very few extra pennies lying
“But oh, Mrs. Robbie, how I do en-
joy sprinkling myself. I wish that
people would give me drinking dishes
of water which are big enough for
me to bathe In, too.
“A great many do this, and I am
very thankful. It is kind of people
to give us drinking dishes and bath-
tubs. But I also wish they would be
quite careful to put these dishes
where they are pretty sure that
cats cannot get at them, for cats
may come for us when we're net on
our guard and when we're bathing
and having a fine time.
“But dear Mrs. Robbie, though we
are so fond of a good bath as often as
we can get one we're very bad house-
keepers. They say our nests are €on-
sidered very dirty, for we don’t bother
much about how we build them. We
build very carelessly and we use weed
stalks or bits of dried grass or mud
or anything else that is handy.”
“Yes, that is true,” sald Mrs. Rob-
ble, “but I am fond of wy untidy
home. I sit on two broods of eggs
through the summer and sit on four
eggs at a time.
“But I stay in the same nest. Even
though It is a bit untidy I like it!
“But I'm not a fhncy creature.”
«Oh, Mrs. Robbie, I've been told
that there are some flne worms in the
lawn three places
down from here.
Let us fly there
and have a little
“I don't believe
it will be a little
meal” said Mrs.
Robbie. “We're
not strong for lit-
tle meals. We're
great for bi
meals. :
‘How many
worins Wwe <an
eat! And how we
love to gobble
them down
whole! +
“We have good
appetites, you
and I.”
“Indeed we have,” said Robbie.
So they flew off and had a fine meal
and then Robble Robin sang a song
of joy, and this was what he sang:
1 love the whole world and I love every
To and to eat are both lots of fun.
I wouldn't be silly and act like a snob,
For no robin would and, and least of all
“For that,” he said. “is my name
when I'm making up songs, as it
rhymes more easily than Robbie.”
PR .
Properly Refused Citizenship.
Thirty-seven applicants for Ameri-
can citizenship were recently rejected
“] Do
“A Little Meal.”
in the federal courts of Boston, Mass, :
on the grounds that all had claimed
exemption from military service dur-
ing the World war on the plea that
they were aliens. The list included
Greeks, Swedes, Russians, Irish, Nor-
wegians, Turks and Armenians;
Entertainment and Knowledge ir
the Search.
in the End, It Will Be Found That Ex
planations Are in the Nature
of a Guess.
Most people take their words (and
their’ phrases, too) ready made; that
is, they learn a small vocabulary from
hearing other people talk, and after-
ward, finding the same words in books
and dictionaries, they are emboldened
to use them in their speech and writ-
ing. If they ever wonder where these
words came from originally it isin a
vague, listless way, rather like the
way they look upon mysterious astron-
If one pins a comparatively small
class down to their actual knowledge
of the English language one can learn
something more definite, but still nebu-
lous. This small educated class real-
ly has heard of the Angles and Danes
who impinged their language on the
Picts and thus started the Anglo-Sax-
on boom. It will tell you also how
Julius Caesar brought his cohorts into
Britain and almost succeeded in mak-
ing it a Latin-speaking island.
Coming down to the year 1006, the
same cultivated persons explain by
means of the Conquest the large num-
ber of French words that have been
more or less Anglicized that we use
every day. And when we ask why
there are so many German words in
our tongue it is only necessary to re-
call the fact of a common Teutonic
origin of the sailors and beachcombers
who lived either in the fens or along
the shores of Europe and England.
They spoke what may be called a com-
mon language.
After Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden,
Ben Jonson, Sam Johnson and other
notable writers had introduced more
Latin, Italian and French words into
the language and invented a few of
their own English may be said to have
peen finished. Really every language,
including English, is extraordinarily
conservative and resents new words.
All the same new words do get into
them. These words are sometimes re-
quired to describe new things in the
arts, sciences, ete.
When Morse invented his code a
handy word had to be made and so
arose telegraph and a variety of der}v-
atives. "Phe afrplane has given us In
turn several new words. Slang gives
us a novel word now and then.
For instance, the word “boycott” had
no trouble at all in finding its way
into eur tongue and into most Edro-
pean languages. It arose frem the
treatment of Capt. Boycott of Lough
Mask House in the County Mayo In
1880. “Boston,” a new word for a new
card game, got into the language earll- |
er. It comes from the siege of our
city of Boston in 1775-76 and the
moves of the game follow all the stra-
tegic moves in this military history. |
Pomp, meaning a solemn procession,
comes from the the Latin word pompe,
which was in turn derived from the
Latin verb pempein, which means to
send. Meddle, to mix, is a distortion
of the word middle, but it has as good
a place in the language now as its
Who knows where the word haber-
dashery comes from? Ask any man
who sells neckties, collars and other
little things to adorn (perhaps) the
person of man and he hasn't the least
idea. Look up the word in the stand-
ard dictionaries; the search will not
be rewarded.
Quite otherwise is the origin of the
word humble ple. It comes from the
eating by servants long years ago of
ple made from the umbles, or entrails,
of the deer.
There is considerable entertainment
and not a little knowledge to be gained
by looking up the origin of words.
Why not add it to the list of popular
indoor sports?—New York Herald.
Long in Public Life. .
“Uncle Joe” Cannon's announced in-
tention to retire from service in con-
gress at the expiration of his present
term, completing forty-six years in the
house, hi called attention to the
length of service of other house mem-
Burton of Cleveland and Long-
worth of Cincinnati are the veterans
of the Ohlo delegation, each now serv-
ing his ninth term. The Clevelander,
however, in addition, has served one
term of six years in th ate,
Fess, of Yellow Springs, 1s serving
his fifth term; Cooper of Youngstown,
and Kearns of Bavaria, their fourth;
and Cole of Findlay, Foster of Ath-
ens, Moore of Cambridge, Murphy of
Steubenville, Stephens, of Cincinnati,
and Thompson of Defiance, their sec-
ond. The others are all first-termers.
Tone Producer for Vielin.
it is sald that a modern violin, of
any ordinary make, can be converted
into the equivalent of a Stradivarius,
or other violin of Italv's golden days
of string-instrument making, by the
attachment to it of a newly Invented
tone producer. The device, according
to an illustrated article in the March
Popular Mechanics Magazine, is ap-
plicable to any kind of string instru-
ment, is made of specially prepared
wood, and is so constructed that it
conforms to the shape of the instru-
ment to which it is attached.
Edmonton Has a Gusher,
A new gas well north of Edmonton,
Alberta, is gushing at a rate of 40,-
£00,000 cubic feet a day and the roar
of the gas can be heard at a distance
of fifteen miles, Men working in the
viernity have to wear masks.
Spring Debility
Loss of Appetite, that Tired Feeling
~ and Sometimes Eruptions.
Thousands take Hood’s Sarsaparil-
la as a spring medicine for that tired
feeling, nervous weakness, impure
blood and say it makes them feel bet-
ter, eat and sleep better, and “makes
food taste good.”
Spring debility is a condition in
which it is especially hard to combat
disease gems, which invade the sys-
tem here, there and everywhere. The
white blood corpuscles, sometimes
called “the little soldiers in the blood,”
because it is their duty to fight dis-
ease germs, are too weak to do good
Hood’s Sarsaparilla strengthens the
“little soldiers” and enables them to
repel germs of grip, influenza, fevers
and other ailments; relieves catarrh
and rheumatism. It has given satis-
faction to three generations. Get it
today, and for a laxative take Hood's
Pills. 67-11
Ira D. Garman
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry
11th Street Below Chestnut,
Caldwell & Son
Plumbing and Heating
By Hot Water
Pipeless Furnaces
Full Line of Pipe and Fittings
Terra Cotta Pipe and Fittings
Estimates Cheerfully and Promptly
Furnished. 66-15
Ladies! Ask your Dru, flat for
Ohi.ches.ter 8 Diamond Brand
Plils in Red and Gold metallic
boxes, sealed with Blue Ribbon.
Take no other. Buy of yo
Drageist. Ask for OIL 1-OIES- TE
BLANC BRAND Sifesiren g
known as Best, Safest, Always Reliable
For 35 years Bellefonte’s Best Men’s
Store, has never been as well pre-
pared to serve men and young men
as we are this season.
Shoes, Hats and Suits for every age
and type of man
Your kind. Your Price
is here and no matter what you buy
or what you pay, it carries the Fau-
ble Guarantee: ‘‘Your Money Back
if Not Satisfactory.”
If its not good enough to guarantee
its not good enough for the Fauble
Store to sell.
Let us show you the advantages a
really good men’s store can offer.
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When W. L. Malin was doing the «heavy
work” in the first Bellefonte telephone ex-
change back in 1880, he was a Pioneer.
He did not wear a coonskin cap nor carry a rifle.
But he was “one who goes before, as into the wilder-
ness, preparing the way for others to follow.”
Every development of the telephone has been a
pioneering feat. There have been no guide posts to
point out the way; no route maps to show which were
the smooth roads and which the rough ones.
And Bell Telephone “pioneers” who are today plan-
ning for millions of subscribers five, ten and twenty
years hence are “preparing the way for others to fol-
Every community served by the Bell System profits
by this arrangement.
A discovery in New York or
California or Florida is at once available right here in
our own state. If the pioneers in our company find
something to improve telephone service it is at the dis-
posal of every office in the system where it might
properly be used.
Only by such an organization has the Bell System
of today been made possible, and only by its continu-
ance is future progress assured.