Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 18, 1924, Image 7

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Bellefonte, Pa., April 18, 1924.
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When he began it
Many sneered
But when he conquered
Then they cheered.
The quickest ones
To give applause
Are those who never
Help the cause.
Heed not the jeers,
Be brave, be strong;
Only the victor
Draws the throng.
What can be done
Men never guess,
Until it’s proven
By success.
And those who sneer
As you begin
Will boldly cheer
The day you win.
The topographic and geologic sur-
vey of the State of Pennsylvania,
through Dr. R. W. Stone, assistant ge-
ologist, has sent to Col. Henry W.
Shoemaker, chairman of the State
Historical Commission, the following:
“In reply to a request in the Serv-
ice letter of the Department of For-
ests and Waters of January 3, I am
enclosing the following notes regard-
ing so-called ice caves in Pennsylva-
Aitch P. O. or Marklesburg, Hunt
ingdon county.
Along former roadbeds of Juniata
and Southern railroad is a cave near
a picnic ground in State forest land.
Recently reopened after being closed
with cinders. Free to public. Con-
tains ice, which some years remains
all summer.
Coudersport ice Potter
A shallow shaft in Sweden Valley
about four miles east of Coudersport
has been a commercial exhibit for
several years. It is a 20-foot pros-
pect shaft on a hillside, contains ice
the year round, and is visited by
thousands of people every summer.
Farrandsville ice mine, Clinton
On the side of the mountain at
Riverview opposite Farrandsville and
six miles west of Lock Haven a cave
containing ice is reported.
Pine Grove Mills, Centre county.
Ice cave close to road between
Spruce Creek and Pine Grove Milis,
meat public camp ground in State for-
Troutville Clearfield
Two miles south of Troutville on
farm of G. N. Rishell is an abandon-
ed coal pit or drift in which ice has
accumulated. Mentioned in press
July 1923.
The few persons living near have
been getting ice there for years. The
locality is known as the “Wilderness.”
ice mine,
Person Killed on Streets in United
States Every 35 Minutes.
Every time the clock recorded 35
minutes last year a person was killed
on the highways of the United States,
and each minute approximately three
persons injured, delegates to .the con-
vention of the American road build-
ers were told, says Popular Mechanic.
In twelve months highway accidents
claimed a total of 15,000 lives and
caused 1,700,000 injuries, according to
the figures given. Uniform traffic
regulations established by all States,
strict enforcement of these laws, sys-
tematic maintenance of roads and
safety education in schools were urg-
ed to curb the ever-mounting number
of fatalities.
In Wisconsin a survey of accidents
the last two years was said to have
provad that most of them occurred on
straight roads, largely due to at-
tempts of drivers to pass one another.
Fallway grade crossings, however,
were said to be the most dangerous.
1,000,000 Quit Farms in Yeav.
In the year ending March 1, over
1,000,000 people left the farms in this
country and went to the cities, accord-
ing to a report of the Sears-Roebuck
Agricultural Foundation. The Foun-
dation points out that during the same
period the population of this country
increased 1,400,000. This means that
there are 2,400,000 less producers than
there were the year before. “This
condition,” declared the report, “war-
rants industrial and commercial lead-
ers doing something definite and con-
crete to help the farmer get on his
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Jack—“So your father demurred at
first because he didn’t want to lose
Ethel—“Yes, but I won his consent.
1 told him that he need not lose me;
we could live with him, and so he
would not only have me, but a son-in-
lay to boot.”
Jack—“Hm! I don’t like that ex-
pression ‘to boot.’ ”—Boston Trans-
The Scarf Returns.
Scarfs, the vogue of which seemed
to diminish last summer, but has a
renewal now, are worn fitting well to
the neck and not loose as last year.
They may be tied in a knot, especially
the handkerchiefs, or worn with two
long ends falling in front, or with one
end thrown over the shoulder, the oth-
er falling multicolored nosegay de-
signs in vivid hues embroidered in
wool on crepe de chine.
An Applicant.
A weary looking fellow who had
opened ali the doors looking for work
happened to see a huge police adver-
tisement headed:
“Murderer wanted.”
"Well,” he said, scratching his
head, “it’s better’'n nothing, anyhow.
I'm going in and ask for the jo —
has been designated by President
- = | announces the forest service, United
Forest Protection week for 1924
Coolidge for April 21-27, inclusive,
States Department of Agriculture.
In his proclamation, President Cool-
idge calls attention to the appalling
losses that occur each year from
forest fires, and urges all citizens,
either in association or as individuals
to protect all wooded areas from
fire. Governors of many States will
issue proclamations supplementing
the one issued by the President, and
Arbor day in several States will be
observed during Forest Protection
Secretary of Agriculture Wallace
and W. B. Greeley, chief of the
forest service have many times em-
phasized the importance of prevent-
ing forest fires, about 36,000 of
which every year sweep 11,000,000
acres of land.
Secretary Wallace has stated that
eight out of every ten forest fires re-
sult from human carelessness and
will not happen once the public is
brought face to face with the serious
losses these fires cause. These loss-
es fall especially heavy on the Ameri-
can public since United States uses
more saw timber than all other nations
Chief forester Greeley says it is not
difficult for every one to be careful
with fire while in wooded areas. Here
are simple rules which if observed will
go far toward reducing the appalling
number of man-caused forest fires re-
ported every year: Be sure your
match is out before throwing it away;
don’t throw cigars, cigarettes and
pipe ashes along the roadside; build
small camp fires away from brush and
small trees; never leave your camp
fires unwatched; make sure your camp
fire is dead—then bury it; keep in
touch with forest rangers and fire
wardens and report all fires you may
see, no matter how small; be as care-
ful with fire while you are in wooded
areas as you would be in your home.
Dug His Own Grave.
The body of Joseph Mawhiney, aged
gravedigger of Susquehanna county,
rests today in a grave which he dug
years ago in the Montrose cemetery,
beside that of his wife, whose last
resting place he also made ready be-
fore she died.
“Joe” Mawhiney was known
throughout the county where he had
dug graves for many years—more
graves perhaps than any man who
ever lived in that section. Several
years ago he turned over his pick and
spade to his only son, William, but
before he retired he went to the local
he and his wife were to be buried. The
sides of the excavations were careful-
ly laid with bricks and above them
flagstones were placed as a protec-
Three years ago Mrs. Mawhiney
died and her body was placed in the
grave her husband had prepared. A
few days ago the aged man followed
her to the grave he had made ready
for himself.
“Joe” was not a long-faced sexton.
His occupation did not depress or
trouble him. His favorite entertain-
ment was a circus and he never missed
any which came to the nearby cities.
But he took pride in his occupation.
He dug the graves broad and deep
and spent hours caring for the sod
that covered them after their occu-
pants had been laid to rest.
Her Choice.
Old James Denn, who was head of
the firm and a widower, had noticed
for some time that his son seemed in-
terested in the lady secretary.
The young man had only recently
joined the firm in order to learn the
business, and so his father did not
care for the prospect of an engage-
ment so soon. He determined to
speak to his son about the matter.
But he was forestalled by the young
lady herself, who approached him
timidly one morning and announced
that his son had proposed to her, and
that she had accepted him.
«Well, I really do think that you
might have seen me first,” said old
James Denn.
«I did,” she replied, “but I prefer-
red your son.”
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Not Him.
Shop Foreman—You ain’t one of
them blokes wot drops their tools and
Help for Old Folks
Old Age Should be Happy—Not a
Time of Sickness and Suffering.
Too many people begin to suffer at
Middle age with constant backache,
urinary ills and rheumatic pains and
aches. Weak kidneys are usually the
cause and, if neglected, there is dan-
ger of hardened arteries, dropsy,
gravel or Bright's disease. Help your
weakened kidneys with a stimulant
diuretic before kidney disease gets a
firm hold! Use Doan’s Pills. Thous-
ands of old folks recommend Doan’s.
Here is Bellefonte proof:
Joseph Alters, carpenter, 310 E.
Bishop St., says: “My back ached so
badly I could hardly keep on the job.
It was hard to do any heavy lifting
and sawing. My kidneys acted too
often at times and the secretions were
scanty. I used Doan’s Pills from the
Parrish Pharmacy. My back is now
well and strong.”
60c, at all dealers. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N.Y. -
Fine Job Printing
There is no style of work, from the
cheapest “Dodger” to the finest
that we can not do in the most sat-
isfactory manner, and at Prices
cemetery and dug the graves whete ||
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scoots as soon as knock-off blows are
have to wait five minutes after I put
me tools away before the whistle
goes.—The Sydney Tulletin.
Caldwell & Son
Plumbing ad Heating
By Hot Water
Pipeless Furnaces
Full Line of Pipe and Fittings
Terra Cotta Pipe and Fittings
Estimates Cheerfully and Promptly
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200-214 E. Ontario St., Chicago, lil.
the largest
to subscrip-
tion Agents,
and wantone
Having purchased the Furniture and Undertaking
business of O. A. Bittle, 19 South Allegheny Street,
we solicit a share of your valued patronage. It 1S
our intention to carry such lines as are demanded
by this trade, at a price that will be attractive to
you, giving you service second to none.
Undertaking Department
his Department is under the supervision of Mr. and Mrs.
Widdowson, of New York City. Mr. Wid owson is
a graduate of Eckels’ College, Philadelphia, and has been
connected with the oldest Undertaking Establishment in New
York City for the past few years. We Want to assure the
pleasing and kind disposition of both Mr. and Mrs. Widdow-
son will meet With your approval.
F. W. West Company
Naginey Building . . . 19 South Allegheny Street
Bellefonte, Penna.
Both Telephones
Houtson Post.
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the proper attention. Ill-fitting shoes
usually cause foot trouble—and fitting feet
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