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Bellefonte, Pa., June 30, 1922,
DIGNITY NOT YET ATTAINED
Latest Arrival Evidently Had to Wait
Before Her Age Could Be
‘Matter of Notice.
The open season for park diver-
sions being at hand, the Man Wilio
Likes the Outdoors took a seat on a
park bench and awaited events, Men,
women, children and even dogs and
cats respond to him without conscious
effort on his part, so there was noth-
ing surprising about it when a little
girl walked up to him and climbed
upon the bench at his side.
“My name is Frances,” she sald
fearlessly. “What's yours?”
Before the M. W. L. O. had time to
reply another smaller child ran up
and began pulling Frances’ dress, so
“Is this your little sister?”
“Yes,” replied Frances. “Her name
is Minnie. That is our daddy over
there on the bench,” and she indicated
him with a wave of her hand.
“How old are you?’ the M. W. L. O.
“I'm six,” Frances answered proud-
ly, then, with a slight touch of dis-
dain, she added, nodding toward the
little Minnie, “she’s only three.”
The M. W. L. O looked at the two
little girls and was about to ask an-
other question when Frances sald, this
time somewhat confidentially :
“I've got another sister at home.”
“Oh, have you?” the M. W. L. O. re-
sponded. “Is she older than you?”
The little girl made an expressive
“She hasn’t any age,” she said in a
matter of fact way, “she’s just born.”
PECULIAR MAY DAY SPORTS
Diversions in “Merrie England” That
Went Out With the Rise of
In London in olden times the chim-
ney sweeps had a May day celebra-
tion of their own. They gathered in
small bands, fantastically dressed,
usually with a woman smartly dressed
and glittering with spangles. One
strange figure in the group, a man
concealed in a frame of herbs and
flowers, called “Jack in the Green.”
All these persons strolled the streets,
stopping to dance to the tune of a
fife and a drum and collect pennies
from the onlookers. This chimney
sweep observance of the day was the
last of the May day celebrations of
the sort in England.
As a part of the old English cele-
bration of May day there was a dis-
tinct set of sports meant to repre-
sent the adventures of the legendary
Robin Hood and known as the “Robin
Hood games.” Most of the charac-
ters mentioned in the Robin Hood
legend were portrayed in these games
and there were archery and quarter
In Puritan times in Eugland, May
poles were uprooted and the May
day customs came into disuse.
Solved the Difficulty.
A prominent “movie” director says
that there is at least one advantage in
the income tax.
“We were casting for a picture, and
we wanted a particular man for a cer-
tain part. This man had evidently
forgotten that common sense has en-
tered the motion icture field, be-
cause he insisted upon the most exor-
bitant salary that could be imag-
“Negotiations were apparently over
and the discussion became general.
Finally this actor complained bitterly
of the amount that he had had to
pay in income tax. We did some
quick mental figuring and found that
the return he had made to the govern-
ment was about a half of what he
should have made had he received
the salary that he insisted he had
“I'll tell you what I'll do,” I said;
“I'll give you the same salary that
you told the government you got.”
He had been a newspaper reporter
long enough to consider himself well
past the “cub” stage
It was 2 a. m., barely an hour be-
fore press time, when the phone bell
rang. Replacing the receiver after a
few excited “Whats?” and “Whens?”
he grabbed his raincoat, and, ‘telling
the city editor there was a big train
wreck on the W. & N., rushed out.
Breathless, he grabbed at the bridge
watchman, ten minutes later.
“Where's 85? Did she sink?”
“Where's what? Yuh crazy?’ asked
“I'm from the Clarion; we got a re-
port train 85 ran off the bridge.”
“It did. It does every morning about
this time. Whaddaya think—this
bridge goes everywhere with the
train ?7’—Everybody’s Magazine,
New Yorkers Get Lost in City.
Many of the life-long residents of
New York know little of the city’s rap-
idly expanding transportation system,
They are acquainted with those minor
sections they use daily, but if they
have occasion to travel to unaccus-
tomed quarters they are as puzzled
a8 the stranger. It is usually the new-
comer, the resident of a few months
or years, who even pretends to know
he subways or the streets of any con-
giderable section or the town.—New
——Subscribe for the “Watchman,”
fUMAN WOMAN, FIRST NURSE
Or Rscord in Histery as Establishing
Convalescent Home for the
Poor A. D. 380.
The word “nurse” is derived from
the Latin, and means “to nourish.”
There is no reference to a sick nurse
in the Bible, although numerous chil-
dren’s nurses are mentioned.
Fabiola, the first nurse recorded in
history, was a Roman woman who
established a hespital and convales-
cent home for the poor after her con-
version to Christianity, about A. D.
380. She inaugurated a society of
rich women, and had them trained as
Nurses, who are addressed as
“sister” on account of the old religious
traditions associated with their work,
lost their professional dignity in 1544,
when twelve women were engaged at
St. Bartholomew’s hospital, London,
to nurse the sick and perform menial
From that time nurses were un-
trained, until the doctors at the New
York hospital began to lecture them
on “scientific cleanness” in 1790.
Fliedner, at Kaiserwerth, Germany,
opened the first scientific training
school for nurses in 1836. Florence
Nightingale was trained at his estab-
lishment, and introduced his methods
COULD NOT FORGET COURTESY
Japanese, Though Inebriated, Obeyed
at Once the Inborn Politeness
of His Race.
It was on the road to Kamakura on
a very pleasant morning, that we were
favored with an unusual illustration of
native politeness. Courtesy is an in-
teger of Japanese character, and
though it often confuses the outland-
er beyond understanding, particularly
in business transactions, it is never-
theless a perpetual joy to him. The
coolie, the room boy, has quite Chester-
fieldian manners in reserve for any
Such a coolie it was who sprawled
in a sake stupor fair in the middle of
the narrow roadway, with the eax
rushing down upon him. At night he
would have been maimed or killed
before the brakes could be applied.
As it was, the nonchalant chauffeur
halted with the tires almost at the
heels of the slumberer. Stepping
from the car, he thrust his foot in
the ribs of the coolie, without heat or
haste, and rolled” him from the way.
At this the drunken one propped him-
self on a wavering elbow, took in the
situation and essayed a most amaz-
ing recovery. He rose and stood be-
side the car to doff his hat almost to
the ground, and very clearly, though
in Japanese, tendered a gentleman's
apology for the inconvenience he had
caused the travelers.—Ben Hur Lamp-
man ie the Portland Oregonian.
Warlike African Tribe.
The Masai are the most arrogant
and warlike tribe of all the native
tribes of Africa and, man for man,
they are possibly the wealthiest peo-
ple in the world. Their wealth has
been acquired by waging ruthless war
on all the other tribes in the vicinity
and appropriating their worldly goods,
which are chiefly in the form of huge
herds. But, with all their warlike
tendencies, they have never risen
against the white man. Scarcely 50,00(
in number, they held sway for genera.
tions over millions of their more
The Masai are the exact reverse of
vegetarians, for they live on nothing
but meat, considering everything
grown in the earth as fespicable food,
fit for monkeys, but not for men. Their
favorite drink is secured by tapping
the large vein in the neck of an ox
and drawing off a quantity of his
blood, which is sometimes drunk
mixed with milk and sometimes
“straight.” The ox is also their chief
Savage Tribes Revered the Cross.
From the early days of the churct
the cross was a usual emblem of
Christian faith and hope. The first
Christians showed great respect for its
significance, with St. Paul “glorying
in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
They used the gestural sign of the
cross extensively. Tertullian. wrote ir
the Second century: “At every ster
and movement, when we go in or out
when we dress or put on our shoes, af
the bath, at the table, when the
lights are brought, when we go to bed
when we sit down, whatever it is that
occupies us, we mark the forehead with
the sign of the cross.”
Even before the Christian era the
cross was an object of religious venera:
tion among savage tribes. The deatt
of Christ gave it 4 new meaning.
Fishermen Use Colored Nets.
In Dalmatia it has been noticed
that the fishermen dye their nets ir
wonderful shades of brown and bright
green. They have found by experience
that while the fish are canny enough
to fear the white nets and flee fron
them as from a danger signal, they
swim calmly into the meshes of the
green and brown ones.
It seems possible that this is be
cause the green and brown strands of
the nets are not unlike the floating
strands of seaweed. Another expla
nation is that the eye of the fish fis
unable to distinguish these two colors
from that of the sea water.
These dyes are extracted from the
bruised barks of plants. After the
nets have been well soaked in these
natural dyes and then thoroughly
dried, the colors are found to be fas
both as regards water and sunlight.
LAND OF DARK SUPERSTITION
Throughout His Life, the Moor Is
Guided by Strange, Sometimes
Most Savage Beliefs.
One of the first things a traveler no-
tices in a Moorish town are the
“hands,” painted or drawn, on the
walls of many houses and buildings.
These are to avert the “evil spirit”;
five, the number of fingers, is con-
sidered a sacred number. These hands
are also worn in the form of orna-
ments, and serve to keep off the “evil
one.” As in Europe, the horseshoe is
frequently seen over doorways.
A Moor considers it a great sin to
cut bread with a knife, declaring that
our hands were given us to break it.
The same idea accounts for the say-
ing that “to tread on corn is to tread
Offerings of food, hair and other
small articles are often placed in the
trunks of certain trees, and have a
quaint significance. As the makers of
these offerings are poor Moors with
large families, they firmly believe that
Allah will be pleased and will give
them means to support their families.
Some Moors declare that, after this
offering, their children eat less, and,
therefore, cost less to keep.
At another religious celebration
spiked balls are thrown into the air
and allowed to fall on the throwers’
heads. The man who appears the
most injured and ferocious is con-
sidered the most truly religious.
Moorish marriages are performed at
midnight, and the bride is confined to
her room for several days after the
ceremony. No Moorish woman who 18
truly religious is seen in the streets at
any time, except in cases of absolute
necessity. Life is indeed different from
that in Europe.
SURELY SHOWED SOME SPEED
Chauffeur’s Dashing Ways Caused Ei-
derly Fiancee a Little Flurry of
There is a certain city in the South
noted for the number of foreign chaui-
feurs employed by its rich men. Not
infrequently do these drivers find them-
selves in the local courts to answer
charges of speeding.
“I heard of the case of an elderly
Irish cook,” says a man living in the
city referred to, “who got engaged to a
dashing young chauffeur from the
south of France. She said to her mis-
tress, after announcing this betrothal:
“ ‘My husband that is to be, mum, is
such a speeder that it’s dewilderin’,
Saturday he picked me up after knock-
in’ me down with his limousine; Sun-
day we got engaged, and today I find
that he already owes me $200 !I"—Mil-
mystery of the Trees.
One of the most puzzling questions
in botany is, “Why or how does water
rise to the top of a tree?”
Various explanations of the phe-
nomenon have been proposed, but
none is regarded as altogether satis-
factory. One investigator attacked
the problem by means of interesting
and novel experiments. for instance,
he constructed an artificial tree of
plaster of paris and found that water
moved upward in it more than forty
feet high. Yet he was unable to base
any detinite conclusion upon the re-
sults that he obtained. The water
travels a large part of the way in a
film, between bubbles on one side and
the wall of the conducting vessel on
the other. But the physical properties
of the film are yet unknown.
Privilege of Nobility.
Lord Denbigh, whose coat-of-arms
displays, appropriately enough, three
carving knives, is nominally head-carv-
er to the king of England. Similarly,
Lord Mount Edgecomb. is head butler;
Lord Abergravenny, grand steward of
the pantry; Lord Rothes, stirrup hold-
er; Lord Winchester, cup bearer; while
the duke of Newcastle is privileged to
ive support to the sovereign's arm
when fatigued by the burden of the
To the bishop of Durham and Bath
belongs the right of the bestowal of
the royal person if the king succumb
to faintness. Custom, too, requires
that the archbishop of Canterbury
shall prepare a bowl of soup should
his Britannic majesty require it.
What Is the Next Stop?
In New Zealand there is in use an
automatic device for telling railway
passengers the name of the next sta-
tion. The names of the various sta-
tions are printed on a roll, which is
rotated by toothed wheels. A “tripper”
is placed about on the track or by its
side, between each station, and this ls
so adjusted as to strike a lever on the
pussing car. Tbe motion is communi-
cated to the toothed wheels governing
the roll bearing the station names, and
the ringing of an automatic bell an-
nounces to the passengers the fact that
the name of the next station is on
A bright boy was asked by his gov-
erness to write a description of his
(imaginary) travels in Italy. She was
rather staggered, however, when she
read: “After sailing about Venice on
a gorgonzola and being disappointed
in the smallness of the boasted
‘Bridge of Size,’ I went on to Rome.
Again I was disappointed. The Coli-
seum there compared unfavorably
with the one in London. The maca-
roni fields were white for harvest, but
the spaghetti was only just in bloom,
There was nothing on at the Vati-
combs, as the pope no longer lives
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Peters, of this
place, spent Tuesday in Tyrone.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Radel spent Sun-
day at the William Rockey home at
The baseball boys of town have
abandoned that sport until after the
hay making and harvesting season.
Mrs. Merrill Houser and son Wil-
liam and Miss Nan Houser visited at
the George Markle home in the Loop.
Mrs. Walter Korman, who has been
sick for the last six weeks, is slowly
improving and is able to be around a
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gramley, of
Altoona, are spending this week at the
home of their daughter, Mrs. Ross
Keller Snyder, who is assisting with
the work on the Curt Meyers farm on
the Branch, was seen in town Monday
Mrs. Howard Frazier, of Linden
Hall, accompanied by her niece, Miss
Verna Cummings, spent Monday at
the Jacob Zong home on Main street.
L. K. Dale had the misfortune to
have two of his best Holstein cows
killed by electricity during the severe
storm Tuesday night, one being a full-
blooded registered cow.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Reish and chil-
dren, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
Ira Korman and son Clifford, all of
this place, motored to Tyrone Sunday
and spent the day at the William Kor-
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Lowder and
family were among the many people
from this vicinity who motored to
Lakemont park, last Wednesday, and
spent the day very pleasantly. Their
daughter, Miss Dorothy, remained
with relatives in Altoona for an in-
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Dale and daugh-
Loss of Appetite
That Tired Feeling
Thousands take Hood’s Sarsaparil-
la as their tonic medicine for that tired
feeling, nervous weakness, impure
blood, and testify that it makes them
feel better, eat and sleep better.
Hood’s Sarsaparilla has given en-
tire satisfaction to three generations
in the treatment of general debility.
It restores the appetite, relieves that
tired feeling, enables the system to re-
sist infectious diseases.
Hood’s Sarsaparilla aids digestion
and makes food taste good. A good
cathartic is Hood’s Pills. 67-26
Fine J ob Printing
There is no style of work, from the
cheapest “Dodger” to the finest
that we can not do in the most sat-
isfactory manner, and at Prices
consistent with the class of work.
cau on or communicate with this
ter Virginia spent Sunday at the John
Ripon home, along the Boalsburg
The employees of the Oak Hall
Lime & Stone company have been
kept busy the past month crushing
stone for College township to put on
the road between Harris township and
Lemont. This is a great help to the
community, as otherwise the em-
ployees would have been idle because
of the shortage of limestone orders.
2 The big thing
HE big thing, after all, is
the styling of the garment.
If you'll pay the price you can
and fine workmanship.
But style isn’t always a mat-
ter of price; often it is miss-
ing in clothes that cost a lot
--while moderate in price,
have a styling worthy of tail-
ors who charge a hundred or
more for a suit of clothes.
The great sales gains recorded each
month reflect the conviction of pur-
chasers that the Nash 1s a known value
and a proved investment.
By every test of comparison and per-
formance it 1s the finest car in a manu-
facturing history devoted to the building
of fine cars.
Fours and Sixes
Prices range from $965 to $2390, f. 0. b. factory
Willis E. Wion, Proprietor.