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ellefonte, Pa., April 27, 1923.
Did you fail in the race?
Did you faint in the spurt?
Where the hot dust choked and burned?
Did you breast the tape midst the flying
That the leader's spikes had spurned?
Did you do your best—
Oh, I know you lost. I know that your
time was bad.
But the game is not in the winning, lad,
The best of it since the beginning, lad,
Is in taking your licking and grinning, lad,
If you gave them the best you had.
Did your tackle fall short?
Did the runner flash by
With the score that won the game?
Did you choke with the hurt and shame?
If you did your best—
Oh, I know your score; I followed you all
the way through.
And that is why I am saying, lad,
That the best of the fight is the staying,
cially keen blades and expert opera-
tors, require the administration of
As nearly as can be determined, rub-
bing and scratching the head was
about the only anaesthetic known pre-
vious to the christian era. The degree
of annoyance caused by a small ob-
ject like a hair, a grain of sand or a
tiny splinter, depends entirely on the
location. All men are not ticklish or hy-
persensative at the same place. Some
can be thrown into paroxysms by tick-
ling the feet with a straw, othérs go
into spasms if ‘a feather is drawn un-
der their nose, while others almost
take fits if tickled in the ribs.
It is said that the most exquisitive-
ly horrible torture practiced during
the inquisition, was that of tickling
the feet of sensitive heretics. Every
nerve in the entire body was set on
edge and made to dance at a madden-
ing pace. This must have been the
refinement of torture, indeed.
In order to satisfy your curiosity on
this score have your hands securely
tied and your head held firm, while
some one slowly, gently tickles your
nose with a feather, or even a hair.
You will soon conclude that death
lad, would be preferable to a continuance
And the best of all games is the playing, [of torture. It’s queer, nevertheless
If you give them the best in you.
EMBARRASSING, PETTY AND
By L. A. Miller.
Why is it that a barber will scratch
and rub your head for an hour and not
touch the one particilar spot that
Science may dispel the mystery that
hangs about a universe, and philoso-
phy make plain the whys and where-
fores of things in general, but neither
of them appear to be equal to the
emergency in this case. Rocks have
testified to the age of man, and the
growth-rings of heavy oaks and gi-
ant redwoods, and gnarled and riven
elms, told stories of aboriginal races,
but all are silent as to a time when a
barber scratched the place that itched.
Sacred history ignores the barber
entirely, and profane history treats
not of his peculiar characteristics; his
saving graces or his singular obtuse-
ness. Did you ever observe what a
deal of discomfort a very small thing
may cause? A hair wafted from
somewhere lights on your nose and
begins to tickle. Both of your hands
are full, as a matter of course, and
you would just give anything to get
at that hair. The more you think
about it the more it tickles. You be-
gin to get nervous, tears come into
your eyes, your knees. tremble and
vou feel that you must scratch: or die.
Things like this are likely to occur
when you are standing before the hy-
menial altar, holding a baby for a long-
winded parson to baptize, or when in
.a position, that to move a muscle is
to expose yourself to instant death or
Flies light on your nose when you
want to appear specially sober or
while you are sitting for a photograph. |
Gnats crawl into your ears when you
are listening to something ni :e, or per-
sist in roosting on your eyelashes just
the moment when you want to see
clearly. Dogs bark when it is most
essential for them to keep quiet; cats
waul and caterwaul just when the |
world and its cares are fading from |
your sight and memory; night-hawks |
seream most ominously, and horned-
owls hoo-hoo in doubly dismal tones
when you are alone in the woods; and
hornets invariably sting the day be-
fore a picnic, or near the time you are
expecting to see your sweetheart. The
baby at the theatre is prompted to |
Getting at, the
Heart, of Things
Busy men and women want to get to the heart of things quick-
ly. Their time is too valuable to wade through pages of ad-
vertising and meaningless phrases.
cry during the most interesting part
of the heroines confession, or just as
the comedian reaches the point of his
fresh joke. The fat man coughs as
the prima donna twitters and warbles
her sweetest, but is silent as the grave
while the bass drum is having a set-
to with the bull fiddle. The creature
with the resonant nose selects the pre-
cise time when the violin and flute
are in the midst of the prettiest pas-
sage in the symphony to blurt out a
blast that startles the bassoon player.
Haven’t you noticed that things
happen in his odd and disagreeable
way ? Haven’t you wondered why they
should? Since there must be a good
reason for everything, it is not enough
to give the seeming mystery up or let
it pass with an expression of disgust
or a smile.
The most probable, as well as phil-
osophical explanation that can be giv-
en for freaks of this kind is that they
are more noticeable at such times.
The fall of a pin during Quaker meet-
ng will create a stir while repeated
fds of heavy gavel on a resonant
sldb of marble hardly produces an ap-
preciable effect in a meeting of poli-
ticians. . It depends ‘more upon the
surroundings than on the thing that
A cat concert is rather delightful
winder some circumstances, and often
mot in the lesat disagreeable. The cry
.of a baby would scarcely be noticed in
a nursery, and a troublesome gnat
would be unceremoniously brushed oft
and forgotten at any other time than
the particular one when they felt to
be @m annoyance. The times when
‘they tickle and do not annoy are for-
wotten, and only those remembered
when they tickle and do annoy.
This probably explains the seeming
prversity of the barber in scratching
every spot on your head except the one
you most desire to have scratched,
which did not itch, would have itched
fully as much as the one he missed.
Some barbers have a fashion of rub-
bing all in one place, and that without
regard to the comfort of their victim.
Since the days of Sampson—and
probably long before—most men have
enjoyed having their heads gently
scratched. There is something singu-
larly soothing about it. Delilah evi-
dently knew this when she scratched
Samson’s head so divinely as to cause
a sleep to fall upon him that a Philis-
tine barber cut his hair without wak-
ing him. Considering the tools with
which those Pagan barbers worked.
the operation must have been little
less painful than the amputation of a
leg or the extirpation of an ingrow-
NEW WATER SYSTEM
The pressure of an electric button
put in motion the machinery bringing
the waters of the pools of Solomon to
the holy city. It is the consummation
of years of work, involving a large
outlay and much engineering skill.
During the five years of the Eng-
lish occupation and Zionist activity in
Palestine doubtless more has been
done to furnish the inhabitants water
supply than was done during the cen-
turies of Turkish occupation.
The city had but one small foun-
tain, so that in former times the peo-
ple were almost entirely dependent
upon cisterns, which were often so
foul that outbreaks of typhoid and
malaria were very common.
The military administration under
General Allenby discovered strong
springs in the Judean hills south of
Bethlehem, about seven miles south
of Jerusalem, and by building a res-
ervoir on a neighboring hill they were
able to pump into this and then have
the water flow into Jerusalem by
gravity. This helped the situation
and thousands of people daily visited
the public hydrants for their water
But the long dry summer proved
too heavy a tax upon even this sup-
ply so that the engineers of the pub-
lic works department turned their at-
tention to three immense reservoirs
a few miles south of Bethlehem,
known as Solomon’s Pools. Although
they bear the name of Israel’s great
king they doubtless date from the
Herodion period, but they were re-
paired in the sixteenth century by the
Sultan, Suliman the Magnificent, and
possibly from that fact they derived
"His Saving Wit.
+ Not long ago a traveling salesman
!saved his employers from sustaining a
serious loss by his presence of mind.
,He was traveling for a London firm of
diamond merchants and his business
took him to a town in Yorkshire.
He called at an inn for a drink.
When he left he forgot his bag, con- |
‘in a small shack at the shore’s edge.
taining some thousands of pounds’
worth of precious stones.
On discovering his loss he returned,
but the barman declared he had not
seen the bag.
“I would not have lost it for
worlds,” said the traveler, “I am a
surgeon and that bag contained phi-
als of cholera microbes.”
White and trembling the barman .
pointed to the bag, which he had. se-
creted behind the counter, and it was
d at once by the quick-witted |
Yon ax on y 9 an electric light standard, curved at
'the top over the curbstone. There is
| one of these posts in the neighborhood
of each pumping station. By this|
—Get your job work done here.
Sprinkling a City Front with Salt
The Embarcadero, which runs the
entire length of San Francisco’s water
| tained by electrically operated
ithe wall down to the water.
front, is sprinkled with salt water ob-
at various points along the
Each of the pumps is housed
Its pipe bends through an opening in
to the switch which controls the elec-
tric pump is given by means of a win-
dow six inches square. The driver of
the sprinkler wagons has a key by
means of which he can start and stop
the pump. Thus the pump cannot be
molested by unauthorized persons.
The water lifted by this method final-
ly emerges in the street through a
pipe, having much the appearance of
method of utilizing water from the
bay, not only is considerable money
saved, but the salty contents of the
water serves the purpose of ridding
'the thoroughfare of flies and other
| pestiferous insects.
Children Cry for Fletcher's
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over thirty years, has borne the signature of
on the wrapper all these years
ZT rr ust to protect the coming
“7% generations. Dg not be deceived.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and ‘‘Jusf-as-good” are but
Experiments that trifle with and end
er the health of
Infants and Children—Experience agaipst Experiment.
Never attempt to relieve your baby with a
remedy that you would use for yourself.
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
Drops and Soothing Syrups.
It is pleasant. It contains
neither Opium, Morphine nor 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 arising
therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children’s Comfort—The Mother’s Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
. In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
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