Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 21, 1923, Image 6

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“Bellefonte, Pa., September 21, 1923.
fkey Gave a Dose to the Minute Man
in Yellowstone, With Astonish-
ing Results.
The Minute Man, a geyser in Yel-
lowstone park, doesn’t like soapsuds.
Ikey Einstein may have suspected as
much, but, if he did, he wasn't sure,
and he wanted to find out. So Ikey,
says Mr. Lewis R. Freeman, cooked
up a piece of laundry soap in a five-
gallon oil can and poured the mess
into the crater. “I saw him with an
oil can fussing round in the vicinity
of the crater,” says Mr. Freeman.
“Suddenly a succession of heavy re-
verberations shook the ground, and
at the same instant Ikey started to
run. He was just in time to avoid the
deluge from a great gush of water
and steam that shot a hundred feet
into the air, but was not quick enough
to escape the mountainous discharge
of soapsuds that followed.
“Within a few seconds the five gal-
longs of soft soap had been beaten to
perhaps a million times its original
volume, and for a hundred yards to
leeward it covered the ground in great
‘white fluffy, iridescent heaps. Noth-
dng was ever seen like the sputtering
Rittle Hebrew who finally pawed his
way to air and sunshine from the out-
ermost of the sparkling saponaceous
hillocks. For a good half hour the
Minute Man retched and coughed in
desperate efforts to rid itself of the
nauseous mess that Ikey had poured
down its throat. Then its efforts be-
came scattering and spasmodic and
finally ceased. But for an hour longer
gasps and gurgles rattled in its throat,
At last even that sound ceased and
deathlike silence fell upon the forma-
tion. It really seemed that the Minute
Man would never spout again.”—
Youth's Companion,
Penny in the Slot Machine of Chicago
University Gives the Customer
Quick Action.
‘What do you do when your fountain
pen runs dry at the most inconvenient
possible moment—as it always does?
If you are a student at the University
of Chicago you patronize the nearest
filling station. The campus is sup-
plied with these quite as freely as the
Lincoln highway with filling stations
for the tourist. A penny in the slot
operates the machine and enables the
appease the thirst of his instrument,
says Scientific American.
The machine works with self-filling !
pens and with the old style that fills |
from a dropper—provided the user has
his own dropper. The dropping of a
«coin and the turning of the handle re-
leases the ink from the reservoir, and
the fluid flows into the right-hand
well, whence it can be sucked up by
‘the pen itself or by the dropper. A
slot in the upper left hand corner of
‘the outfit contains a wiper with which
any damage done by spilling or slop-
ping may be repaired. If one drink
turns out not enough, a second penny
will, of course, turn the trick.
Horseshoes of Paper.
It has been proposed to make a pa
per horseshoe that shall for general
purposes be the equal of the steel ar-
ticle in the following way: Parch-
ment paper is cut into horseshoe form
and built up to a suitable thickness
by the use of a mixture of turpen-
tine, Spanish white shellac and lin-
seed oil treated with litharge, and the
whole is placed under a hydraulic
press. This produces very light and
uniform pieces and it is an easy mat-
ter to stamp out the nail holes and
grooves. Instead of nailing to the
thorse's hoof they can be applied with
ran adhesive composition whose prin-
-cipal part is a solution of rubber in
tbisulphide of carbon. Paper waste
wcould also be molded into the shape
«of a horseshoe by use of the press, but
the result is not so good as with the
$ Almost Repeated.
t Of two friends staying at a hostelry
where most keys fit most doors, one
went off to bed, undressed, and
turned in, mistaking his friend's room
for his own. Half an hour later the
friend followed, saw his bed occu-
pied, and returned to the coffee-room.
“Did you see me go to my room just
new?” he said to the night porter.
“Yes, sir,” was the reply.
“Well, then, why didn’t you tell me
.’I'd ‘gome to bed already?” he grunted,
and continued to finish the night on
-2a chair in front of the fire.—Yorkshire
A Hard Blow,
¢\Mrs. Brown—Yer ain't lookin’ too
happy today, Mrs. Jones. What's up?
Mrs. Jones—What’s up? Jones has
been promising all week to take me
and Billy to see Charlie Chaplin, and
this morning, half an hour ago, just
as we was getting ready, his strike
avas declared off, and he had to go
thback to work. That's what's up!—
The Pathfinder.
First Rung of the Ladder.
“Tow did you come to choose a 0b
litical career?”
“I didn’t cheose it,” replied Seha-
tor Sorghum. “The first time I was
elected to office it was because every-
Body else was too busy to be a candi-
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Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
i mendous rate,
owner of the most voracious pen to
Timepiece That Suffered from Immer
sion in Ocean Made Practi-
cally as Good as New.
In a crowded Long Beach bathhouse
the other Sunday an absent-minded
bather was audibly mourning for his
wrist watch which he had forgotten to
remove when he dashed Into the surf,
says the New York Sun and Globe.
Wasn't that a stupid thing to do?”
he asked the man struggling into his
clothes at the adjoining locker and
displaying the sodden timepiece. “I
hate to lose this watch, Present when
{ enlisted during the war—associ-
ation—memories—you know.”
“You can’t take it to a jeweler to-
night of course,” the mourner’s neigh-
bor replied, “But whem you get
home place the watch in kerosene and
take it to the cleaner in the morning.
“When I was in the navy I fell over-
board while wearing my watch and an
old tar gave me the tip I'm passing on
to you.”
The man followed Instructions and
whether it is to the kerosene or the
jeweler that the credit is due the
watch Is none the worse for its duck:
Small Boy's Request Somewhat Twist-
ed, but Probably He Got What
He Was Sent For.
The little fellow was so short that
he could hardly see over the wrap-
ping counter at the bakery.
“Well, bub, what do you want?” the
man behind the counter asked.
The little fellow was scared—too
scared to talk, so he just shoved hls
dime over the counter and waited.
“Oh! You want to give me a dime,
do you?” the mar asked.
“Nope,” the lad gulped.
“Then what? Want to buy ice cream
and candy with 1t?”
This time the youngster could only
shake his head, but he was quite evi-
dently wondering at the stupidity of
those great, big grown-up people. The
clerk thought he was being very clever
with the youngster, so he continued:
“Well,” T'll just take your money
and put it in my cash register, so you
won't lose it. How'll that be?”
The little fellow was beginning to
get scared. Tears were not far away.
But he managed to blurt out: ;
“My mamma wants a bake of loaf-
er’'s bread !”—Kansas City Star.
Spain Goes in for Sports.
Sports of all kinds are increas-
mg in popularity in Spain at a tre-
Football especially
seems to have taken the country by
storm, the games being attended quite
often by 30,000 or 40,000 enthusiasts.
Makes Ticketholder at Public Spec
tacle Get Idea That He Had
His Money's Worth.
Questions from Shakespeare and the
Bible, analogies drawn from the fall of
Rome, and accusations of “loose think-
ing” are all powerful weapons In an
argument, but the most effective is the
stout assertion: “I saw it with my
own eyes.”
This explains why many spectators
who have paid substantial sums to see
a somewhat disappointing spectacle,
such as a recent fight in Jersey City,
and go to bed chagrined, come to be-
lieve before the following noon that
they have had their money's worth,
For theirs is the thrill of speaking
with authority, says the New York
Sun and Globe. Instead of ‘being
brusquely contradicted after each
statement, they are listened to with re-
spect and are freely quoted and ap-
pealed to by disputants who have not
paid for the title of “eyewitness.”
Probably at the next event there will
be many buying tickets with the re-
solve that “this time if that dub
Jones tries to tell me what happened,
I'll tell him what I saw, and let hin
know where to get off.”
English Field Laborer Within Fifteer
Yard of ‘Projectle—Various Min-
erals in Its Composition.
The British museum recently re
ceived a very interesting gift in the
form of a meteorite which fell not
long ago near Saffron Waldon, in Es-
About one o'clock in the afternoon
a laborer in a field at Ashdon heard
a hissing sound, which he took to be
the noise of an airplane. Looking up,
he was astonished to see, not a plane,
but a projectile rushing to the earth.
It struck. the ground about fifteen
vards away, throwing up the soil all
round like water.
The man was so much alarmed that
he hurried away, but a day or two
later returned to the spot with an-
other man and dug out a meteorite,
which was found at a depth of two
It weighs about three pounds, and
is five inches long and four inches
wide, with a thickness of three inches.
© The stone is composed of various
Tennis is fairly popular ihroughout
Spain and is played practically all
year round. A fair share of the ten-
nis equipment is American, especially
the high-priced American rackets.
Golf is followed to some extent by the
aristocrats of Spain and by resident
foreigmers in the cities, but aside
from it is not very popular.
number of American motorcycles are
in use in the army and in taxi serv-
ice in the various cities. Ice skating
was introduced to the Spanish publie
this year by means of an artificial
ice rink, but it is felt that it is too
fashionable to be popular; although
many of the local sporting goods deal- !
ers ordered stocks of skates, shoes
and hockey equipment. (Commercial
Attache, Charles H. Cunningham,
Spain, April 5.)
Royal Rights,
In accordance with an ancient royal
custom, King George has the right by
statute to the head of every whale
caught on the coasts of his kingdom.
The tail is to go to the queen, that
her wardrobe shall be furnished with
whalebone. The king is also entitled
to every sturgeon brought to land in
the United Kingdom, and should re-
ceive, too, every year from divers per-
sons a tablecloth worth 8s, two white
doves, two white hares, a catapult, a
pound of cumin seed, a horse and hal-
ter, a pair of scarlet hose, and a
silver needle from his failor.
Port of Vancouver.
Vancouver passed Montreal in 1922
as the first Canadian port regarding
ocean going tonnage. Vancouver re-
ports 8,967,000 tons and Montreal
3,453,000 tons. The harbor of Van-
couver is open to ocean-going ships
throughout the year, and also there
was a considerable amount of coast-
wise shipping, while at Montreal there
is little or no shipping of this char-
acter. Eleven steamship lines connect
Vancouver with Liverpool, Bristol
and London.
Cleaning Eye Glasses.
During hot weather it is well to
wash your eye-glasses in water to
which a few drops of ammonia have
been added. The ordinary alcohol and
water mixture is a better wash for
them in winter-time, as is a solution
of soap suds. Use this latter in winter
only, polishing the glasses without
rinsing them. An invisible film of soap
remains which prevents the glasses
from steaming.
Rust-Proof Stoves.
Stoves so frequently rust during the
summer months when they stand un-
used that they are the despair of
many a housewife when she attempts
to clean them in the fall. Rusting may
be prevented by covering the stove
with a mixture of chalk and linseed
oll which can be readily removed with
turpentine or gasoline. Addition of a
small amount of soap will make the
blacking stick.
A large |
. found in the cellar.
minerals and has in it many small
particles of iron.
It is an extremely rare occurrence
for anyone to see a meteorite actually
fall to earth, only fifteen such in-
stances being recorded in the British
Kindly Act Betrayed Burglar.
His fingerprints on a glass in which |
he had gallantly offered a mald serv: |
ant a drink of water proved the un- |
doing of a burglar who tried to rob |
the home of a magistrate in Ponty- |
pridd, Wales. Awakening her with |
his flashlight, the burglar threatened |
to strike the girl if she made any |
noise, but when she said she felt faint |
he handed her a glass of water, ask-
ing where the money and jewels were
kept. When told there was neither in
the house, the intruder disappeared. !
But the police by means of the finger- |
prints on the glass were able to trace
the burglar, finding him to be a pit-
man in a Welsh colliery and an old
offender. In another instance recently
burglars left a note in a house in Eng-
land they had just robbed, commend-
ing the excellent liquors they had
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Couldn’t “Get” the Plot.
An English visitor was taken by an
American friend to see one of our min-
strel shows. It was the first he had
ever attended. He sat through it with
a slightly puzzled expression. After
the performance they adjeurned to a
restaurant and the American ventured
to ask what he thought of the show.
“Did you like it, old fellow?”
The Englishman came to time brave-
1y. :
“Oh, yes. It was a jolly show, a
jolly show altogether. Quite so. But
I couldn’t keep-up with the plot for the
life of me.”
Twentieth Century “Prophet.”
A man of considerable ancestry
whom Kirg George has lately honored
with the grand commandership of
the Victorian Order is Aga Khan,
forty-eighth descendant in direct and
unbroken line from the daughter of
the prophet Mohammed, founder of
the faith of Islam. Here Is a man
who is not a potentate robed in the
garb of the Near East, but a com-
pletely modern man in the western
gense—dress sult, horse races, golf,
stage, polo, tennis, poker, jazz, etc.
Electricity Warms Swimming Pools.
Thousands will be saved by the two
largest electric water heating boilers
in the world, which have been installed
in the city of Winnipeg's swimming
tanks. The new system will warm the
water in the pools and supply hot wa-
ter for the shower baths. The baths
wilt use no more coal whatever. It
will mean a saving to the city of sev-
eral thousand dollars each year.
Mexican Newspapers.
Seven hundred and twenty newspa-
pers and publications are produced in
the republic of Mexico, the largest
number, 218, in the federal district em-
bracing the capital. In this national
list 43 are commercial, 12 cultural, 2
automobile, 12 comic, 164 for general
information, 12 literary, 97 political
88 religious and 41 socialistic,
conspicuous for their absence at the
. the maestro and the date 1691. Stradi-
Colored Elevator Men Inclined te
Draw the Line at Four-Footed Ani-
mal, However Tame.
While a circus was in Indianapolis
recently R. B. Dean, publicity director
for the shows, went to the city hall, |
accompanied by a dangerous looking
mountain lion, to pay a visit to Mayor
As Dean and the llon entered the |
front doors of the city hall, some
one informed Dean that the mayor
could be found in his office on the
second floor. At the moment both of
the elevators were standing at the
first floor, their colored operators,
waiting for passengers.
“] guess we will ride up,” Dean
Suddenly the door of one of the
elevators was closed with a bang and
the operator shot the machine up-
ward, though his signal bell had
sounded no call. He had heard Dean’s
Dean and the lion approached the
other elevator and entered. The op-
erator tried to appear unconcerned.
As he stopped at the second floor
Dean remarked, “Let me off here.”
“Yes, sir,” the operator said, as he
hastily opened the door, “I'll let you
both off here.”
And after Dean and the lion had |
completed their visit in the mayor's
office and had started to leave the
building, both of the elevators were
second floor landing, Dean walked
downstairs, the ‘lion treading after
him.—Indianapolis News.
Finding of Portrait of Stradivarius,
Great Violin Maker, Has Stirred
Collectors Everywhere,
A portrait of Stradivarius has been
fovnd. No picture of the great mas-
ter had ever been identified and his
face has remained a mystery for near-
ly 200 years. The portrait, which the
experts who have so far examined it
declare genuine, has come into the pos-
session of a Cremona piano maker,
who has always had the greatest in-
terest in Stradivarius. He found the
portrait in the possession of a certain
professor, who had bought it from a
Geneva antiquary but who kept its ex-
istence secret. The portrait, signed by
the painter Gialdisi, bears the name of
varius is portrayed as a stern Crom-
wellian type, with flashing dark eyes
and flowing hair. He is shown hold-
ing one of his famous violins against
his breast. The interior evidence of
the painting all corresponds to the
contemporary descriptions of Stradi-
varius, none of which have been in
harmony with various paintings which
have wrongly been thought to repre-
sent the great violin maker.
~Before | Die”
To endow “before I die some sort of
screen place where little street urchins
could play cricket, all accessories pro- °
vided,” was one of the dreams of Her-
bert Jenkins, London publisher. He be-
| gan life at fifteen in a bookseller’s
shop. He and another boy used to sit
up half the night devouring books.
That boy was the poet, John Mase-
field. Walking to save a penny omni-
bus fare, refusing an invitation to a
river picnic because of a sixpenny rail-
road fare, lunching on a bun—this is
the picture of his early twenties, as
he many times described it. In 1911,
when he was about 36, his “Life of
George Borrow” first brought him into
public view. He has just died after
building up a great publishing busi-
World’s Coal Production in 1922,
The world production of coal in 1922
2xceeded the output for 1921 by:
72,000,000 tons, despite the drop in the
United States occasioned by the five
months’ miners’ strike.
The geographical survey reported
that the world had turned out 1,208,-
000,000 metric tons last year. The pro-
duction in the United Kingdom rose to
the level of the early war years and
counterbalanced not only the loss in
the United States but that of all oth-
er countries.
The miners’ strike caused the
United States to contribute a smaller
part of the world’s output than at any
time in a decade. Turning out more
than 40 per cent of the whole for the
seven prior years, Its percentage
slumped to 34.6 per cent in 1922. :
Old-Age Relief in Alaska.
Alaska has an old-age pension sys
tem which includes a home for the
aged, indigent Alaskans. It disburses
monthly pensions of $12.50 to men and
$25 to women without cost of adminis-
tration, and maintains its home with
only two salaried officials, a superin-
tendent, who draws $3,000 annually,
and a secretary, on a nominal salary
of $50 per month. The supervision
over pensions and the home is carried
out by a non-salaried board of trus-
tees, of which the governor is chair-
Sure Thing.
The faculty of Hollywood High is
still looking for a certain young man
whom they firmly believe may some
day be president.
It happened in the auditorium,
where one of the teachers was lectur-
ing on California reptiles, regarding
one of which he remarked, “this
snake is said to strike with mathe-
matical precision.” :
“Must be an adder,” cried a voice
from the back of the hall.—Los Ange-
les Times.
The Ownership of a Beautiful Diamond
is a Permanent Asset
and an article of adornment and beauty. Do
you know that a diamond has one of the
greatest “turn in” values of any commodity
B<=We have a payment plan whereby you may pos-
sess one of these gems—mounted as you may select—
and would be glad to go into detail with you regard-
ing same.
F. P. Blair & Son,
Jewelers and Optometrists . . . Bellefonte, Pa.
Young Man
AVE YOU a regular income, and
are you spending less than you
Remember that you will not always
be young.
A little self-denial, now, will not
only strengthen your character but
will repay you many times in future
Practice the good habit of saving.
The First National Bank
Bellefonte, Pa.
iNext; to Your Family
Your Head is the
Best Friend You Have
in the World
The man who gets ahead---uses his head Lj
and uses it right. He buys it a hair-cut
once a week—a tonic once in a while—and
a New Fall Soft Hat every September.
This is the month—and this is the stock
that contains the Hats that are going to
contain the smartest heads in Bellefonte.
ASRS alata
Every new twist, color and idea is here—
all lined up ready to please you in pride,
profile, price—and suit your relations.
Stetson Soft, Hats... .$7 to $10
Other Soft. Hats. . ....$3 to $3
§<=The Cap Rods are putting on
new acts . ..... $1.00 to $2.50
A. Fauble
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