Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 10, 1923, Image 7

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    Bellefonte, Pa., August 10, 1923.
By L. A. Miller.
«I don’t think people talk too
much.” I came to this conclusion
after reading a couple of letters on
the habit of young men and women
talking to kill time. But they don’t
talk to the point. Of course, every
one is not a scholar, a historian, or a
philosopher, but that need not prevent
talking sensibly, occasionally. Talk,
I say; but talk sense. It is easy
enough for any one to advise young
people to talk sense, but it is another
thing to get them to do it. We have
seen the time when we would have
given dimes for words, and dollars for
ideas suitable for the occasion. What
is more embarrassing than to get in-
to a crowd where no one has anything
to say. How big and awkward one
feels, how prominently one’s feet ap-
pear, and how superfluous the hands
become! The more one tries to find
some place for them the more super-
fluous they seem. The hands do not
look well clasped over the stomach,
and it gives one a spread-out appear-
ance to hide them in his trousers pock-
ets. To hook the thumbs in the arm-
holes of the vest is apt to cause re-
mark, while to crack the fingers or
trim the nails is considered vulgar.
These are the times when words are
Under any and all circumstances,
conversation is an index of character.
No difference when or where a wise
man speaks, he reveals his wisdom,
and is judged accordingly. The fool,
also, exposes the shallowness of his
mind when he opens his mouth. A
wise man may wear the habiliments
of poverty, be careless as to his per-
sonal appearance, yet his words se-
cure for him a degree of respect that
a fool can never get. The latter may
gain greater notoriety by means of
wealth, display of cheek, or the use
of higher sounding words, but notori-
ety is not always respectable. In fact,
the better class of people do not seek
notoriety, but would rather have the
reputation of being respectable and
Every one cannot become a good
conversationalist, but that need not
prevent him from having a few ideas.
If he is on intimate terms with these,
he will never want for attentive list-
Good listeners, by the way, are al-
most as rare as good talkers. A great
many seem to think that all a listener
need do is keep quiet and profess re-
spectful attention. It requires more.
To listen well is to follow a speaker
and weigh his arguments, mentally
speculate on what he says, and drop in
a query or suggestion at the right
place. The listener who sits with open
mouth and stolid features is scarcely
less inspiring or satisfactory to a
speaker than the one who helps to tell
the story, or insists on anticipating
its outcome. It is a great accomplish-
ment to be a ‘good listener, and if
there were more of them there would
be more good conversationalists.
The power and influence of a well-
regulated home is underestimated,
and nowhere is woman such an abso-
lute ruler as in her own household.
The table is a very important factor
in the sum total of its various depart-
ments; and happy is the woman who
has tact, thrift and good sense enough
to understand and act up to the mer-
its that lie in this important factor.
Everybody knows that plenty of well-
cooked, nutritious food taken into the
system at regular intervals is the
great conservator of health and
strength. There should be no indif-
ference in regard to this matter. A
sound head and sound heart have
threefold power and usefulness when
dwelling in a good, sound body, and
the housewife holds in her keeping
(more than she is apt to think) these
conditions for her household.
The first and absolute essential is
neatness. The table, its cloth, knives,
forks, spoons, each and every separate
dish should be bright and clean. With
these conditions the plainest spread
will be to the hungry, appetizing and
attractive. On the other hand, though
the meal be served on costly plush
and lace, or richest damask embroid-
ered in all the hues of the rainbow,
with neatness and order left out,
cheerfulness and the sweet home feel-
ing are apt to go out too. Queen of
her household let the housekeeper,
whatever her station, never underval-
ue her high position, but think and
work to make better and broader its
The art of money-saving is an im-
portant part of money-getting. With-
out frugality no one can become rich;
with it few would be poor. Those who
consume as fast as they produce, are
on the way to ruin. As most of the
poverty we meet with grows out of
illness and extravagance, and most
large fortunes have been the result of
habitual industry and frugality. Be
wise—start a bank account and thus
become independent.
Seek Better Engine for Gas-Driven
Automatic engineers and manufac-
turers are engaged in perfecting an
engine that can be installed in a gaso-
line-driven passenger coach capable of
drawing from twenty-five to thirty
tons. The gasoline-driven coaches
now in use on the Pennsylvania Rail-
road and Reading Railway have not
the power to do the work assigned for
them. The railroads want a car with
an engine that can pull a regular pas-
senger coach and trailer if necessary.
An officer of the Pennsylvania Rail-
road says the company is in the mar-
ket for a gasoline-driven coach that
can be utilized on many of the branch
lines. The New York, New Haven
and Hartford Railroad is experiment-
ing with a new type of car that seems
to come near meeting the situation.
On the Flemington branch of the
Pennsylvania the gasoline-driven
coach is proving a success. The com-
pany has begun a Sunday service and
the car is being run constantly.—Ex.
——Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
Then Is When Angler Who Really
Loves the Sport May Be Said to
Have Come Into His Own.
It carries us into the most wild and
beautiful scenery of Nature, amongst
the mountain lakes, and the clear and
lovely streams that gush from the
higher ranges of elevated hiils, or that
make their way through the cavities of
calcareous strata. How delightful in
the early spring. after the dull and
tedious time of winter, when the frosts
disappear and the sunshine warms the
earth and waters, to wander forth by
some clear stream, to see the leaf
bursting from the purple bud, to scent
the odors of the bank perfumed by the
violet, and enameled, as it were, with
the primrose and the daisy; to wander
upon the fresh turf below the shade of
trees, whose bright blossoms are filled
with the music of the bee; and on the
surface of the waters to view the gaudy
flies sparkling like animated gems in
the sunbeams, whilst the bright and
beautiful trout is watching them from
below; to hear the twittering of the
water birds, who, alarmed at your ap-
proach, rapidly hide themselvés be-
neath tne flowers and leaves of the
water lily; and, as the season ad-
vances, to find all these objects changed
for others of the same kind, but better
and brighter, till the swallow and the
trout contend, as it were, for the
gaudy May fly, and till in pursuing
your amusement in the calm and balmy
evening you are serenaded by the
songs of the cheerful thrush—perform-
ing the offices of paternal love, in
thickets ornamented with the rose and
woodbine.—From “Days of Fly Fish
ing” (1828).
Changing of the Course of the Gul’
Stream Affected the An-
cient World.
There is a place in Chinese Tur-
kestan, called Lukchun, that is far
below the sea level. This forbidding
region is one of the most interesting
in the world. Everywhere in it are
found ruins of human habitation.
Great cities are here, with their mines,
farms, and industries, dead as though
time had stricken them as they stood.
When Atlantis stood high the gulf
stream played on one side of it and
Arctic currents on the other, but there
was little or no intermingling of the
waters. In consequence storms as
they passed here were deflected down
into Europe, exactly as Alaskan
weather comes to the United States.
But the instant there was a gate by
which the Gulf stream could enter the
Arctic ocean all this was changed. A
great suction whirl was set up which
lifted the storms from all surface con-
tact with the ocean and switched them
into the upper air, to descend, dry and
thirsty, on Turkestan.
There is every reason to believe,
scientists say, that this is the true
explanation, for the sinking of Atlan-
tis and the North sea correspond in
time to the formation of the deserts
in Asia and Africa.
First American School for Women.
The first school for women on the
American continent was begun by the
Ursuline nuns of Quebec in 1639. The
first white native American accessions
to their ranks came to them from
New England and through Indian
agencies. :
In 1686 a war party of Maine Abe-
naki Indians raided the village of Sa-
lem, Mass., and, after killing her par-
ents and burning her home, carried
into captivity six-year-old Mary Ann
Davis, who was adopted by the sachem
of the tribe and cared for with his
own children, She grew up in Indian
ways and customs until she was res-
cued in her seventeenth year by the
Jesuit missionary, Father Rasie, who
had her sent as a pupil to the Ursu-
line convent at Quebec. Here she be-
came a nun herself in 1698, the first
woman born within the limits of the
United States to become a religious.
The Point That: Counted,
Pat was a good husband and a good
father and had taken care of his fam-
fly—at times. He was well liked in
his neighborhood, but occasionally he
would go on a spree while his family
got along as best they could.
When he died suddenly the neigh-
bors were shocked and a kindly wom-
an, chatting over the fence with Pat's
wife, proceeded to comfort her by de-
scribing Pat's: good points.
“He was such a man of principle,”
said the neighber.
“And am I not the one to know it?”
replied the bereaved woman. “Sure,
and every Saturday night didn't he
conmie home and place his pay envelope
in front of me a8 regular as clock-
work? Not a night did he miss all the
time we were married. Of course, the
pay envelope was always empty, but
look at the prineiplerof the thing!”—
Chicago Daily News.
The head of a large shop, while
passing threugh the packing-room, ob-
served a boy lounging against a case
of, goods and whistling cheerily. The
chief stopped and looked at: him.
-“How much do 'you.get a week?’ he
‘demanded, “Five dollars,” came the
briéf ‘retort. “Then here's a week's
money, now clear ‘out” The boy
pocketed the mdney and departed.
“How laxg. abeen In our employ?”
the chief inquired of the departmental
manager. - “Never; so far, as 1 can
remember,” wag the unexpected reply.
“He has’ jist brofight ‘me a note from
another firm."~Chicago’ News.
After exhaustive research and ex-
periment the French government has
compiled a list of tasks which can be
performed by one kilowatt hour of
electrical energy. This unit will:
Drive a sewing, machine for 20
Save 1.05 gallons of kerosene;
Clean 15 steel table knives for a
Clip five horses or 25 sheep;
Heat water for shaving for one
month; ‘
Light three cigars a day for five
Heat a flatiron for three hours;
Boil 2.37 gallons of water;
Fry 15 chops in 15 minutes;
Heat a curling iron for 20 morn-
Incubate 250 eggs;
Milk 20 cows;
Separate 350 gallons of milk;
Churn 440 pounds of butter;
Chop one-half ton of straw.
So completely has electrical current
become a part of the current of life
and of civilization’s onward surge,
that the world is seeking more infor-
mation relating to the nomenclature
of electricity.
The unit of electrical current is the
The unit of electrical pressure which
causes the current to flow through a
conductor is the volt.
One ampere of current at one volt
of pressure equals one watt of power.
A kilowatt is one thousand watts.
A kilowatt-hour is one thousand
watts for one hour.
A horse-power 1s 746 watts.
A horsepower-hour is 746 watts for
one hour.
Ten 100-watt lamps burning for one
hour consume one kilowatt hour of
Forty 25-watt lamps burning for
cne hour consume one kilowatt hour
of current.
Harrisburg.—The State Health De-
partment has begun a campaign to as-
sure that all school boards of the
State enforce the vaccination law and
prohibit admission of children to the
public schools this fall who have not
been properly immunized against
School principals and directors who
fail to demand a certificate of suc-
cessful vaccination from all new en-
trants to the public schools or from
any children who have not previously
filed a certificate are liable to fine.
Letters now being sent out by the
department to all school authorities
in reference to the appointment of
school medical inspectors for the com-
ing term contain special instructions
directing careful examination of all
pupils whose record does not contain
the previous medical examiner’s con-
firmation of a successful vaccination
The department also is endeavoring
to obtain the co-operation of parents
“and guardians to facilitate entrance
of pupils to schools this fall. In
cases where children have had two or
more attempts at vaccination without
producing a successful result to be
legally admitted such children must
be officially re-vaccinated by the prop-
er authorities.
August 16, 23, 30. September 13
27, and October 11.
Eastern Standard Time
Round $1 1 16 Trip
From Bellefonte
Tickets good in parlor or sleeping cars
on payment of usual charges for space
occupied, including surcharge.
For details and time of trains, consult
Ticket Agent. Ask for booklet.
p<5=The Ideal Route to Niagara Falls,
giving a daylight ride through beau-
tiful Susquehanna Valley.
Proportionate fares from other points.
Tickets good for 16 days.
Pennsylvania R. R. System
The Route of the Broadway Limited 23-5t
Caldwell & Son
Plumbing ana Heating
By Hot Water
Pipeless Furnaces
Full Line of Pipe and Fittings ||
Terra CottafPipe and Fittings
Estimates Cheerfully and Promptly
i Big Reduction
i in Ladies Oxfords
= We have placed on sale about one i
fl thousand pairs of Ladies Low Shoes Uh
oh at $2.98. These shoes comprise all i
- the White Canvas and White Buck = BE
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hi Oxfords we have in the store, also pl
i Tan and Black Vici Kid Oxfords and i
Fl Strap Pumps—all with Rubber Heels. Te
0 The reason for this reduction is the a
= lateness of the Spring season, and we 7]
must move them at a loss. I
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tl Bush Arcade Building 58-27 BELLEFONTE, PA, 7
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$5.00 starts you to-
ward the ownership
of any type of Ford
Car, Truck or Ford-
son Tractor.
We will deposit ou
ayments in a local
You can add a little Jif
every week. Soon
the payments, plus |}
the interest, will |
make the Car, Truck |
-or Tractor yours. |
| , Come in and get.
1 full details.
Bellefonte, Pa.
State College, Pa.
ank at interest.
Come to the “Watchman?” office for High Class Job work.
§ Lyon & Co.
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
This Store Scores in Value-Giving
Sweeping Reductions
in All Departments
Our Friday and Saturday Specials
are making many new customers.
‘When you are shopping, bring your
list to us and make your money gO
twice as far. We expect to make
the end of the month the banner
low-priced sales.
Lyon & Co.