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Bellefonte, Pa., May 5, 1922.
THE MULE AND THE MAN.
The mule—he is the gentle beast;
And so is man
He's satisfied to be the least;
And so is man.
Like man, he may be taught some tricks;
He does his work from eight to six;
The mule—when he gets mad he kicks;
and so does man.
The mule—he has a load to pull;
And so has man.
He's happiest when he is full;
And so is man.
Like man he holds a patient poise,
And when his work’s done will rejoice,
The mule—he likes to hear his voice;
And so does man.
The mule—he has his faults, tis true;
And so has man,
He does some things he should not do;
And so does man.
Like man, he does not yearn for style,
But wants contentment all the while.
The mule—he has a lovely smile;
And so has man.
The mule is sometimes kind and good;
And so is man.
He eats all kinds of breakfast food;
And so does man,
Like man, he balks at gaudy dress
And all outlandish foolishness;
The mule’'s accused of mulishness;
And so is man.
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By Margaret H. Barnett.
In a recent argument before the U.
S. Supreme court, Attorney General
Alter is quoted as saying that the
“Brooks law supplemented and re-en-
forced national prohibition, and was
not in conflict with the Volstead Act.”
Also, that the “State Legislature had
enacted as an amendment to the
Brooks law an effective prohibition
law,” and that “Pennsylvania was
making serious effort to enforce pro-
One prominent daily considers the
Woner Act as “merely a thin disguise
for the illegal traffic in liquors.”
Another leading newspaper pronounc-
es it “A thoroughly vicious enforce-
ment law,” by which has been perpet-
uated “The vicious saloon system,
which has become the instrument of
the bootlegging industry.”
These different opinions give rise to
some puzzled reflections:
One Mr. Brooks a statute has,
They passed it many years ago;
An “Act to regulate the sale”
Of all the liquors that men know,
The “vinous, spiritous, malt and brewed”
Of every brand and every grade,
Or any mixture of the same,
That for the thirsty might be made.
Full thirty years, and more, this Act
Has been in force. In language harsh,
Some criticise it. Under it
The Woods of Penn has been a marsh.
The want and woe and crime were rife,
‘Which with intemperance appear.
Some laid the blame on Brooks his law,
And fought it bravely year by year.
But Prohibition came at length,
And quick the State called to her aid
This Act to help her stop the sale
Of all the liquors that are made.
It “‘dovetailed” well with Volstead’s Act,
This license law of former years,
‘With Woner as a supplement,
The temperance ranks need have no fears.
Now those who have not legal minds,
Who are not Legislators wise,
Are sorely puzzled by this Act;
Was it a blessing in disguise?
Why did the temperance folk so long
Oppose an act which helped their cause?
Why did the liquor men not try
To have enacted other laws?
Did Jekyl masquerade as Hyde?
For thirty years bring woe and shame?
Did Hyde to Dr. Jekyl turn,
At once, when Prohibition came?
The liquor forces liked it well,
This Act which now their traffic ends;
Who made the change, and when and
If temperance folk are now its friends?
Must Pennsylvania stain her name
Mo aid in out-lawed trafiic’s cause,
And to her sons and daughters teach
Defiance of our Nation's laws?
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—— Ever since 1809, when the Liv-
ingston-Fulton monopoly prevented a
New Jersey steamer from entering
New York harbor, continual disputes
have prevented full development of
water facilities of the harbor. A
treaty between the States has result-
ed in the creation of the Port of New
York Authority, whose comprehensive
plan putting an end to the century-old
dispute has been legislated into the
laws of both States.: Two “belt lines,”
with various marginal railroads, spe-
cial freight service by automatic elec-
tric underground railroad and motor
truck highways will, it is thought, in-
sure the retention of New York’s com-
mercial supremacy for many years to
Do the right thing at the right time.
Act quickly in time of danger.
In time of kidney danger, Doan’s
Kidney Pills are most effective.
Plenty of Bellefonte evidence of
their worth. Ask your neighbor.
Mrs. Susan Lyons, R. F. D. No. 1,
Box 49, Bellefonte, says: “I know
there is no better remedy for kidney
and bladder trouble than Doan’s Kid-
ney Pills. I suffered a great deal
with disordered kidneys. My back
gave out and ached as if it would
break. I was hardly ever free from
nervous, dizzy headaches and inflam-
mation of the bladder caused me to
suffer terribly. I used Doan’s Kidney
Pills bought at Zeller & Son’s drug
store and I have never had anything
do me as much good. The aches and
pains left my back and I was relieved
of the bladder trouble.”
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don’t
simply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan’s Kidney Pills—the same that
Mrs, Lyons had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y. 56-18
FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN.
“One day at a time—
"Tis a wholesome rhyme;
A good one to live by,
A day at a time.”
If some one could discover some
simple but effective method for exter-
minating the clothes moth in all its
stages, his fortune would be made.
Mr. J. I. Gillespie, who has carried on
considerable investigating along this
line, has been kind enough to co-op-
erate in writing this article to the ex-
tent of giving us some of the results
of his valuable experience.
It is only when one knows some-
thing of the nature and life history of
the clothes moth that he can thor-
oughly appreciate why the actual ex-
termination is such a problem. The
miller moth or adult moth which you
see flying about is in itself a harm-
less creature. Her life is very short,
and her only function is to breed. She
usually deposits her eggs on some an-
imal fiber such as fur or wool, so as
to provide food for the larvae when
they hatch out. This is not always
true, however. as she does not nest
her eggs, but is quite apt to drop
them anywhere, apparently forgetting
about them. After several weeks the
egg hatches into the worm or larva,
at first having the appearance of a ti-
ny white caterpillar, and it is this lit-
tle pest that does the damage. It be-
gins to feed immediately, preferring
as its diet such materials as fur, wool,
and silk, or combinations of these with
other materials, and you will note that
they are all of animal origin. This
food passes through the body and
forms a case in which it completely
hides itself. After a short time it
evolves into the flying moth—and the
The actual killing of a moth in any
one of its stages by any other than
physical means is a pretty difficult
thing to do. A poisonous gas, one
that is heavier than air, administered
over a long period of time is the most
effective killer of the egg and larva,
This, however: is not practical as a
household method, but the nearest ap-
proach to it is pyrethrum powder or a
product of similar effect. Pyrethrum
is a flower which is imported from Ja-
pan and is sold here in the form of
powder. A characteristic odor ema-
nates from it and acts as a nerve poi-
son, thus paralyzing the insect. When
pyrethrum powder is burned, it gives
off its poisonous vapor very suddenly.
This is effective for roaches and ants,
but is not so effective for moths as
the slow, prolonged treatment. The
flying moth is an elusive creature.
Not being able to eat, it cannot be
poisoned by food, and having a keen
sense by which it detects distasteful
odors, it flies away and hence is not
affected by them.
It all simmers down to the fact that
prevention is a thousand times more
valuable than cure. The adult moth is
more apt to deposit her eggs in dark,
undisturbed places. Therefore, the
wise thing to do is to remove clothes
from the closets frequently. Hang
them outdoors if possible, and brush
them well. Then, before putting them
back, clean. the closet thoroughly,
washing it if possible, wiping the
woodwork, injecting into the cracks
a solution of one-half turpentine and
one-half carbolic acid. The odor of
this solution is not very pleasant, so
the closet should be aired thoroughly
before returning the clothes to it.
If there are any garments which are
not to have immediate use. pack them
away. There are several methods of
sure that the clothes have been clean-
ed and, if possible, pressed. Insects
favor soiled spots. The heat of the
iron and steam will kill any eggs
which happen to be present. For
storing the clothes, tarred paper or
bags are preferable, although news-
papers or any good, strong wrapping
paper may be substituted, provided
the wrapping is well done. The paper
is used only to keep the moths out,
and any paper will do this if it is seal-
ed. In sealing, however, do not use
paste, as this attracts roaches, but use
Cedar chests make excellent storage
places. Repellents such as naptha-
lene balls, camphor, etc., which are
distasteful to the moth, but will not
kill it, are often advocated, but the
most recent theory with regard to
them is that they sometimes do more
harm than good for this reason: When
the adult moth carrying eggs comes
into the presence of one of these re-
pellents, she becomes uncomfortable,
and in her effort to get away she drops
some of the eggs in order to give her-
self more freedom. As camphor and
napthalene will not kill the eggs, they
hatch into larvae and damage ensues.
Portieres, draperies, and floor cov-
erings should be brushed frequently.
With the vacuum cleaner moth eggs
do not stand much chance, but where
the cleaner cannot be used, is due pre-
caution should be taken.
The best way to potect furs during
the months when they are not in use
is to put them in cold storage. Moths
relish the natural skins, but it is an
interesting fact that they have a tend-
ency to shun fur which has been dyed.
This is because the analine dye which !
has been used is powerfully antisep-
tic and has insecticidal properties as
well. Incidentally, it is never wise to
sprinkle any so-called moth killer or
repellent on a fur coat which has been
dyed, as a chemical action is liable to
result with the analine dye in the skin.
For the same reason, also, you
should never put camphor, naphtha-
lene, or even tarred paper with dyed
Persian rugs. A valuable Persian or
Arabian rug should be rolled up with
paper on top and bottom and the ends
wrapped so that moths will not have
access to them. The wools in the for-
eign rugs have not been treated as
have been our domestic rugs, aid
hence are more attractive to moths.
They are taken care of abroad by
In packing away silks, wrap them
up separately in paper and tie them
securely. Never use anything on
them, such as camphor and naptha-
lene, which might leave a grease spot.
Many people have the erroneous
idea that the campaign against moths
need be caried on only in warm weath-
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Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
Specials for Saturday
One lot of new Slip-Over Sweaters,
in all the new shades, at $1.75.
New Romper Suits for children in
all the new styles, pretty combinations,
from $1.00 up.
Ladies’ new Gingham Dresses, all
sizes—36 to 52, from $3.00 up.
Bungalow Aprons at 98c.
Rugs, Carpets, Draperies and Cur-
tains specially low priced for the month
of May. nr
Shoes at greatly reduced prices.
Lyon & Co. = Lyon & Co.