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Bellefonte, Pa., August 10, 1923. ee BITS OF PHILOSOPHY AND SOTIND SENSE. 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 golden. 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 sensible. 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- eners. 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 influence. 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 Car. 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.” THE WORLD IN SPRINGTIME 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). FERTILE LAND MADE DESERT Changing of the Course of the Gul’ Stream Affected the An- cient World. em 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. Fired, 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. TURE OF THE ELECTRICAL CURRENT? 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 hours; Save 1.05 gallons of kerosene; Clean 15 steel table knives for a year; Clip five horses or 25 sheep; Heat water for shaving for one month; ‘ Light three cigars a day for five years; 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- ings; 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 ampere. 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 current. Forty 25-watt lamps burning for cne hour consume one kilowatt hour of current. CHILDREN MUST BE VACCINATED. 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 smallpox. 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 result. The department also is endeavoring to obtain the co-operation of parents DO YOU KNOW THE NOMENCLA- “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. IAGARA FALLS EXCURSIONS THURSDAYS 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 BELLEFONTE, PA. Plumbing ana Heating By Hot Water Vapor Steam Pipeless Furnaces mann. Full Line of Pipe and Fittings || AND MILL SUPPLIES ALL SIZES OF Terra CottafPipe and Fittings Estimates Cheerfully and Promptly Furnished. i Big Reduction i in Ladies Oxfords i = 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 A 4 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 e a If you are in Need of Shoes of this Kind Ji Il i gi Come to Yeager’s $2.98 Sale Ue 5 Ic on 0 Ri A =f LS a LE = J I Bb Yeager’'s Shoe Store ¢ i THE SHOE STORE FOR THE POOR MAN i ! |] tl Bush Arcade Building 58-27 BELLEFONTE, PA, 7 : af SEE EE EL SS UU RRR $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. BEATTYJMOTOR COMPANY, Bellefonte, Pa. STATE COLLEGE MOTOR Co., | State College, Pa. ; Iz YOU ank at interest. Come to the “Watchman?” office for High Class Job work. saan § Lyon & Co. CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANAAAAAAAAAAAAANNAANANNN 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.