Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, July 20, 1923, Image 7

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Bellefonte, Pa., July 20, 1923.
When the game is on and your friends
And you could put your rival out,
By a trick that’s mean, but wouldn't be
Come clean, my lad, come clean!
When exams are called and you want to |
And you know how you could lead your
But the plan’s not square—you know its
Come clean, my lad, come clean!
With the boss away you've a chance to
Not lose your pay—not have to work,
He'll neither fire you nor vent his spleen;
Come clean, my lad, come clean!
‘When you're all alone with no one about,
And not a soul would find it out,
You're tempted to do a thing that’s mean:
Come clean, my lad, come clean!
For home awaits, and a girl that’s true,
And church and State have need of you,
They must have your best—on you they
Come clean, my lad, come clean!
—M. D. Cracket.
By L. A. Miller.
A young man of a disgruntled dis-
position complained to me a few days
ago saying he could not understand
why he was compelled to go about
with an empty pocket, while others
always seemed to have an abundance
of money. Probably he had exper-
ienced the inconvenience of an empty
pocket so often that he regarded it as
much a crime to carry one as if it
were a concealed weapon. The poor
man is disposed to look upon himself
when his pocket is empty, and he im-
agines that everybody else is looking
down too, and slighting him because
of his poverty, when the fact is no
one else may know his distress, and
Toul not look down upon him if they
Some persons, however, cannot di-
gest poverty, and it lays upon the
mind like an indigested dinner on the
stomach, ferments and sours the stom-
ach, ferments and sours the mind,
dwarfs the aspirations of the soul,
renders speech acrid and gives to
thought a murky tinge. They see all
the bright things: of life through a
cloud, hear only the mournful echo of
its sweetest sounds, and tastes its
bread as though each bite contained a
It is a fact, however, that a man
feels awfully lonesome with an emp-
ty pocket to keep him company. There
may be jovial companions all around,
bright skies above and verdant earth
below, yet he feels lonely. The songs
of the birds make him sad, the con-
tented kine renders him envious and
the sight of money arouses a spirit
of covetousness within him. A Phil-
adelphia drummer once found himself
in Kansas City, Kansas, with $7.50 in
his pocket. The firm with which he
expected to do business had given
their orders to the fellow who had
preceded him a day or two, conse-
quently he had no orders to draw
against. There he was, thirteen hun-
dred miles from home, as good as
broke. He felt sure that the hotel
keeper was watching his every step,
and that the boy at the cigar case had
been warned not to give him a “nickle
smoke” until he first showed the nick-
le, and that his single acquaintance in
the city was shunning him for fear of
being asked for a loan. He even im-
agined that the idle negroes knew his
condition and would not bother them-
selves to ask him for a “bit of luck.”
Probably there was not a more miser-
able man in Kansas City; but having
a streak of philosophy in his make-up
he realized that he was on the road to
a suicide’s grave, and by a strong ef-
fort of mind turned aside.
When a man gets into such a fix as
this he needs to keep cool and be
brave; not pompous and defiant, but
steady in nerve and determined in pur-
pose. He will have to take chances
and run great risks of being defeated,
but nothing stands him in better hand
than steady nerves. “Where there is
a will there is a way,” is a truism that
is often laughed at, but it is right.
The philosophical chap, if he has com-
plete control of his nerves, will get
out of almost any snap he may get
He never curses his own luck nor
really envies those in better condition
than he, but quietly sets to calculating
how they got there and how he miss-
ed it. The result is that he not only
discovers where he made his mistakes,
but strikes leads that promise to car-
ry him out of the slough. To sit down
and berate fortune for her freaks is
worse than idly waiting for something
to turn up. It doesn’t offend fortune
at least but it unfits the growler for
taking advantage of the tips that the
fickle goddess gives him. Persons of
fretful, peevish dispositions never get
into easy circumstances. They may
collect a large pile, but they worry as
much after getting it as before. It is
not a sin to be poor. However, it may
be a sin to think it is, and to so live
as if it were.
In the estimation of the philosopher,
true riches consist in contentment, not
in dollars and dimes. To be satisfied
that he has done his part well, that he
has fulfilled his contract, and that he
is enjoying the natural results of his
labor, ought to afford to almost any
man a reasonable degree of content-
ment. His labor may not always be
as well rewarded as he thinks it ought,
but it is not his fault. While he should
be contented he ought never to be sat-
isfied until he has reached a point
from which he can command full and
fair remuneration.
The growler never attains this
point. It is out of his reach as long
as he sits on his haunches waiting to
be taken by the ears -and lifted into a
comfortable -place. Those who -are
hustling for themselves make a step-
ping block of him and possibly walk
into the very place he wanted. Is it
right for one to use another for such
a purpose? It certainly is, providing
the under one only lacks the nerve and
enterprise to make a determined ef-
fort to get up himself. If he is heav-
ily handicapped it is not rihgt.
The pocket that is empty because
its possessor is lazy, dissipated or
reckless, is a crime against humanity.
Its emptiness entails misery, suffer-
ing and inconvenience upon those who
are in no way responsible for its con-
dition. Thus it becomes a crime. All
cannot be wealthy any more than all
can be tall. Some will be short and
some will be dwarfs.
It may, therefore, be expected that
some will be poor, not for a lack of a
desire to be well off, or of effect to be
so, but merely because they have not
the ability to earn and save sufficient
to tide them over seasons of enforced
idleness. There is no sin in poverty
like this, but there is, and of the rank-
est order, in the poverty caused by
wasting hard earned money in drink-
ing, gambling, and over-indulgence of
any kind.
How is it that the great majority of
our millionaires are the sons of poor
parents? There was Russell Sage,
who spent his early days as an er-
rand boy in a Troy grocery. He got
the greater portion of his learning by
studying at night. Having no expec-
tations from his father, he set out to
make his own way, and he made it.
Russell Sage is but a specimen of all
our wealthy men, including the elder
Bennett, Astor, Peabody, Vanderbilt,
Stewart, and a host of others.
They went at it philosophically,
followed a settled course and achieved
success. True, they possessed special
faculties, but with them all they had
to exercise common sense. Their for-
tunes were not thrust upon them, but
they grew from small beginnings.
What they did was to nourish and
cultivate them. A majority of those
who are continually growling about
the rich growing richer and the poor
growing poorer, wouldn't keep a for-
tune if they had it. Their habits
would make a pauper of Henry Ford
and convert Rockerfeller into a tramp.
They are negative to wealth, there-
fore scatter it instead of husbanding
it. Even if they had a million they
would die sooner and be worse off in
the end. If our working people were
to study philosophy more and sociai-
ism less, put more pennies into the
savings bank and fewer into saloon
tills, and desire contentment rather
than wealth, they would find that the
life of a laborer is not such a hard
life after all. In many instances it
has proven to be a much happier life
than that enjoyed by the wealtry.
There are so few who are able to re-
sist the temptation that wealth brings
before them.
It is certainly a mistaken idea that
an empty pocket is the worst of
crimes, in the sénse that the poor are
looked down upon as much as if they
had committed some offense. Some
people may look down upon them but
they are shoddy all through, and not
worthy of notice.
‘Theré are as thany varieties of fos"
quitoes as there are kinds of dogs and
their bites are not to be scorned. Dr.
W. C. Miller, chief of the division of
public health, Department of Health,
points out in urging that now is the
time to prevent a plague of the in-
sects, if such preventions have not
been made. Dr. Miller has classified
the varieties into three general divi-
sions, comparing them to airedales,
greyhounds and curs. :
“The ‘airedale’ and ‘greyhound’ va-
rieties are known scientifically as
stegomyia and anopheles,” Dr. Miller
said. “They are the aristocrats of
mosquitodom and hold themselves
aloof from the common herd. The for-
mer is striped like a tiger and carries
yellow fever, while the latter stands
on its head and is the distributor of
malaria. The Culex, which includes
gnats, are the gangsters and belong
to the common cur variety. Their
chief aim in life appears to be to an-
noy people on hot summer nights.”
The general habits of all mosqui-
toes are practically the same, Dr.
Miller declared. However, the female
of the species is more deadly than the
male, for besides laying about 150
eggs at a time and attending to the
raising of her family, she is the “blood
sucker,” the male living upon fruit
“The females require a feed of
blood before their eggs will mature,”
Dr. Miller said. “This is true re-
gardless of variety. So far as the
tigerstriped yellow fever transmitting
mosquito is concerned the people of
Pennsylvania have little care, and
even the malaria ‘drummer’ is a tour-
ist rather than a regular resident.”
“People everywhere are against
mosquitoes regardless of race, color,
previous condition of servitude or any
particular attainments which may
distinguish them,” declared Dr. Mil-
ler. “Because their breeding habit is
an open secret, mosquito birth control
becomes easy. They do not travel
long distances as a rule, so that if a
neighborhood is cleared it will, under
average circumstances, be free from
mosquitoes during the season. It re-
quires a very small amount of water
to make ideal home conditions for a
large family of wrigglers, which later
turn into mosquitoes. An upturned
tin can in a back yard, a sagging roof
tter, a depression left by a horse’s
oof, a little water in a ditch, or water
left in a cuspidor, flower vase, pitcher
or basin will serve the purpose.
“The remedy, of course, is to have
no vessels around containing water,
and to drain all ditches and pools. If
the pools are too large to drain, a
thin coating of oil, which spreads it-
self evenly over the top, will destroy
mosquito larvae. Certain breeds of
minnows have been recommended to
destroy the mosquito larvae in the
streams. This method has not proven
very satisfactory, because in fresh,
flowing streams the larvae will not
hatch, and in the dull, sluggish
streams, which are favorable to mos-
quito propagation, minnows will not
live. - Draining and oiling is the whole
solution. Mosquitoes do not hatch ‘in
tall, damp grasses and bushes, al-
though they often hide in such places
during the day.”
—Get your job work done here.
_. Secretary Wright, of the Depart-| -
cretary Wright, on Et tA reyou ‘still Tooking for that hon-
Harrisburg.—Representatives of nu-
merous railroad corporations in Penn-
sylvania contemplate the erection of
illuminated flash-signals at grade
A few years ago the Public Service
Commission suggested that the De-
partment of Highways co-operate with
the railroads of Pennsylvania in the
erection of advance warning signs at
grade crossings. Signs erected as re-
sult of that co-operation have been of
great value, but because of increased
traffic on primary highways it is the
thought of the Department that ad-
ditional safety measures should be
taken as soon as possible at import-
ant grade crossings. The Depart-
ment of Highways has been investi-
gating various flashing devices which
work continuously day and night.
Two of the signals will be necessary
at each grade crossing. Deputy Sec-
retary Connell in a recent letter to the
heads of all railroad corporations sug-
gested that before July 10 these com-
panies advise whether or not they will
co-operate to the extent of paying fif-
ty per cent. of the initial cost of the
flash-signals, with the understanding
that maintenance after erection will
be by the Department. :
The proposed signal automatically
flashes a red light day and night, and
gives warning of the proximity of a
dangerous crossing at a grade. :
The Department of Highways is
about to begin the erection of the
State line markers on all State High-
ways which intersect the boundary
lines of Pennsylvania. These mark-
ers are to be of white reinforced con-
crete. They are triangular in form
and the monument will be bisected by
the State line. Each will bear the
name of Pennsylvania and the adjoin-
ing State. J
Paul D. Wright, Secretary of High-
ways, has directed that on the Mary-
land-Pennsylvania border the mark-
ers, in addition to the words “Penn-
sylvania” and “Maryland,” bear the
inscription, “Mason and Dixon Line.”
This is the most famous boundary
line in America. ;
It was suggested to Mr. Wright re-
cently that the marker at the extreme
southwestern border of Pennsylvania
bear a plate telling the story of how
the West Virginia Panhandle was cre-
ated. When Charles Mason and Jer-
emiah Dixon were running the orig-
inal line in 1763-1768 their instruc-
tions were to carry the survey all the
way to the Ohio river. Frequently
they encountered bands of Indians
who attempted to divert them, with
the suggestion that the surveyors
were exceeding the charter grant.
Eventually at a point west of what is
now the hamlet of Garrison, Greene
county, the surveying party found its
path entirely blocked by a large body
of Indians, the leader of which declar-
ed Mason and Dixon would not be per-
mitted to proceed to the Ohio river as
was their original intention. Conse-
quently, the surveyors turned north at
that point and ran what is now the
western boundary of Pennsylvania.
The narrow strip between that boun-
dary and the Ohio river eventually be-
gan the West Virginia Panhandle.
ment of Highways has written a let-
ter to all contractors engaged in State
Highway construction, notifying them
that the Department’s policy here-
after will be rigidly to enforce the
clause in contracts relating to the
time limit for the work, and penalties
will be enforced where construction
is unnecessarily delayed.
“A survey of the situation,” Mr.-
Wright said in his letter, “convinces
the Department there is considerable
justification in the complaint of high-
way users that too much time is tak-
en by some contractors to complete
the jobs. We feel it a duty to the pub-
lic to see that there are no unnecessa-
ry delays in prosecuting contract
work. Hereafter the time limit will
be rigidly enforced.” .
——Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
Right now the farmers of Pennsyl-
vania are experiencing one of the
worst general attacks by injurious in-
sect pests that they have ever been
forced to contend with. Of the 100,
000 different kinds of insect pests
known in the State, there are a dozen
or more that are eating their way to-
wards millions of dollar’s worth of
fruit and farm crop losses. The at-
tack is general throughout the State,
except for some points where damage
control is possible, in some instances
where the usual methods advocated by
the State College extension service
are followed. The situation is summed
up by Prof. H. E. Hodgkiss, extension
insect specialist at State College.
Aphids have already stung about
one-third of the apple crop in the
fruit sections. Cabbage magots have
done quite a bit of damage to early
cabbage plants. The seed corn mag-
got has been found in Greene county.
The corn root web-worm is the worst
pest of corn this year and is found
generally throughout the State. Late
cultivating and poison bran mash are
advised for its control.
The Colorado potato beetle is worse
this year than in the past five. Flea
beetles, especially the “pale striped
flea beetle,” are also causing: damage
to potatoes, and it is about time for
aphids and leaf hoppers to show up on
potatoes. They are expected to be
bad in sections this year and it is ad-
visable to watch for them. Plants
should be sprayed, even if only a few
appear, using nicotine in the Bordeaux
for the lice. Asparagus beetles are
also proving to be very dangerous
and should be attacked with arsenate
of lead and either as a spray or a
The codling moth is coming late
this year and the second brood may
be controlled by the midsummer spray
which this year may be as late as the
first ten days in August. Bud moths
and leaf rollers were bad last fall and
give indications that they will cause
damage this fall. Lead arsenate is
advised as a control measure. In the
southern counties this should be ap-
plied about the middle of September.
Hessian fly has already made itself
apparent and much wheat is down as
a result. Late planting in the fall is
the prime factor in the control this
Locusts have been damaging in the
Central Pennsylvania counties and
peach borers will be active during the
summer. P. D. B. applied between
September 10 and Octover 15 routes
the borers.
The aggoumois grain moth is not
the least of the pests that Pennsylva-
nia farmers are bothered with, and
grain fumigation demonstrations by
State College specialists will start
July 18th. Early threshing and fumi-
gation with carbon bisulphide is ad-
——The “Watchman” gives all the
news while it is news.
Looking for an Honest Man.
est man?” asked the stranger.
“I am,” replied Diogenes. “Can you
help me find him?”
“No, I can’t do that, but I can quote
you a very low price on oil for your
lantern, provided you buy it in large
quantities. You will probably need
at least ten barrels.”
Goitre Removed
Syracuse Lady Tells How She Was
Saved an Operation.
Mrs. Hattie Church, 215 Putnam Street,
Syracuse, N. Y., says she will tell or write
how she was saved an operation with Sor-
bol Quadruple, a colorless liniment.
Get free information at Parrish’s drug
store, all drug stores, or write Box 358,
Mechanicsburg, Ohio. 68-28
last year.
Everywhere -Royal Cords
United States Tires
are Good Tires
E growing number of
Royal Cord Clinchers
you see on the roads gives
an idea of how many car
owners there are who want
the best tire money can buy.
There weren’t nearenough
Clincher Royals to go around
This year —even with the
production more than doub-
led—you can best be sure of
them by taking them at the
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C. J. McQUIGG, - -
UY Where to buy USTI
- Bellefonte, Pa.
Blanchard, Pa.
- - = Millheim, Pa.
- Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
Snow Shoe, Pa.
Unionville, Pa.
“Some little bug will get you some
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$298 $298
: Big Reduction
ein Ladies Oxfords
1 We have placed on sale about one
thousand pairs of Ladies Low Shoes
at $2.98. These shoes comprise all
the White Canvas and White Buck
Oxfords we have in the store, also
Tan and Black Vici Kid Oxfords and
Strap Pumps—all with Rubber Heels.
The reason for this reduction is the
i lateness of the Spring season, and we i
fa must move them at a loss. Ie
fi If you are in Need of Shoes of this Kind Oc
i Come to Yeager’s $2.98 Sale 2
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Yeager's Shoe Store Bh
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Bush Arcade Building BELLEFONTE, PA. a
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co.
~ Lyon & Co.
For Week Ends
We are Going to Have these Special Sales
Every Week End
Friday and Saturday
All Summer Goods now at. cost,
and less, which means four months
wear this season. Watch our Store
and don’t; miss the many Big
Money-Saving Merchandise Sales
99c¢. Bargain Table
Lyon & Co. wo Lyon & Co.