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Bellefonte, Pa., January 8, 1926,
PINE GROVE MENTION.
Ernest Trostle transacted business
at Rock Springs on Monday.
Postmaster David Barr is confined
to bed with a nervous breakdown.
D. S. Peterson is installing a new
heating plant in his home at Bailey-
Miss Ella Livingstone spent her
Christmas vacation with friends in
Luther Peters is steering a new
Buick sedan and T. A. Frank a new
James R. Smith suffered a relapse
last week but is again somewhat im-
Henry McWilliams has been housed
up the past two weeks with sciatica
and stomach trouble.
John W. Miller and Hall F. Stover
spent Sunday at the S. A. Homan
home, at Baileyville.
George Miller, of Curwensville,
spent part of the Christmas season
with friends in Pennsvalley.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Deibler, of
York, spent Christmas at the William
Deibler home, at White Hall.
W. A. Wagner and wife motored
down from Juniata and spent Ney
Year’s day with Mr. Wagner’s mother.
The many friends of Mrs. Wallace
Musser will be glad to know that she
has recovered from her recent ill-
J. F. Rossman has installed radios
in the homes of James E. Peters, R.
W. Reed and Ed Harpster, at Rock
Mrs. J. Max Kirkpatrick, Mrs.
Woomer and Mrs. Wieble spent Sun-
day with the Haugh family, at State
The P. O. S. of A. officers will be
installed this (Friday) evening, the
exercises to be followed with eats and
The week of prayer is being observ-
ed with union services in the Lutheran
church, the ministers taking turns in
Very little improvement is reported
in the condition of John G. Strayer,
who is still at the home of his son,
in Blair county.
Miss Irene Pletcher returned to the
C. M. Dale home on New Year's day
after spending the Holidays at her
home in Howard.
The new arrival at the William
Dodd home is a boy. It’s the first
born and naturally the young parents
are quite happy.
Miss Anna Mary Hess entertained
her girl friends, Miss Mary Thomas
and Miss Ella Martz, both of Pleasant
Valley, on, New Years day. |.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bowersox, of
State College, spent the last day of
the old year at the J. Calvin Gates
home, at Pennsylvania Furnace.
Alfred Lee, J. F. Kimport and Bob
Lucas motored to our town the last
day of the old year to look after a
little business needing their attention.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wogan and
Fred Corl, of Altoona, spent part of
the Holidays with friends in this sec-
tion, being accompanied home on Sun-
day by J. C. Corl.
On account of the inclement weather
last week rural mail carrier J. W.
Sunday went on a vacation and Wal-
ter Johnson carried the mail between
State College and Pine Grove Mills.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Kitchen motored
in from Washington, Pa., and were
guests during the Holidays at the
Lucas home. On their return home
they were accompanied by Mrs. Geo.
Methodist quarterly conference was
held in the M. E. church here last
week. Dr. Riley, of Tyrone, was 1n
charge, and he took occasion to com-
mend the pastor, Rev. Norris for his
While skating on the mill dam dur-
ing last week’s cold weather Walter
Ferree broke through the ice and got
a chilly bath. He was quickly rescued
but was kept in bed several days to
prevent him becoming ill.
After a delightful Christmas yaca-
tion at the home of her parents, Prof.
and Mrs. E. B. Fitts, Miss Grace Fitts
returned to Twinville, Crawford coun-
ty, on Monday, to resume her work
as teacher in the vocational school.
Mrs. Sue E. Peters was given a
birthday surprise party on Sunday.
Many close friends went to her cosy
home, all laden with well filled baskets
of good things to eat and following a
sumptuous dinner a very pleasant
afternoon was spent with music and
As a token of appreciation the Pres-
byterian congregation gave Rev. Kirk-
patrick a purse of $30 as a Christmas
reminder. The Reformed congrega-
tion gave Rev. Moyer $31 and the
council of the Lutheran church voted
Rev. English an increase of salary
to the $2,00 mark.
The annual butchering day at the
D. W. Thomas home was an old-timer.
Eight big porkers were turned into
hams, shoulders, side meat, many cans
of lard, bushels of sausage and liver-
wurst. The elaborate dinner prepared
by Mrs. Thomas was enjoyed by every
helper at the butchering.
The election at the Reformed church
on Sunday was well attended.
The Ladies’ Aid society met at the
home of Mrs. Nevin Yearick, on Sat-
urday evening, with a fair attendance
Visitors at the Joseph Neff home on
Sunday were Mrs. Harry Hoy, Mervin
Hoy, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Bartley and
daughter Rebecca, and Miss Evelyn
Neff, of State College.
—If you see it in the “Watchman,”
you know it’s true.
Mrs. Powell, of Harrisburg, is visit-
ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
Mr. and Mrs. James Stover are the
proud parents of a young son.
Our street lights were turned on
last week, making it a trifle better for
pedestrians. The new lights, however,
cannot be mistaken for a conflagra- |
Earl Lego, of Philadelphia, was
home over Sunday but returned to the
City of Brotherly Love on Monday
morning to resume his regular voca-
new location, as Philadelphia is some-
what larger than Pleasant Gap.
The many friends of Miss Edith
Herman were delighted a few days
ago when she returned to her home
from the hospital after an absence of
several months. She is apparently
on the road to permanent health, and
is as happy and cheerful as ever, much
to the satisfaction of her many
friends at the Gap.
Poor human nature! How tearfully
does it deceive itself when it flies to
drugs to relieve every disease. Look
into our large commercial interests,
where more is done with the head than
the hands; where every kind of good
for the passions is not only supera-
bundant in quantity but of the most
stimulating quality; and where thous-
who through the unnatural degree of
excitement of the brain, bring very
great injury to their health.
A certain individual at the Gap had
better let up on his foolish methods of
peeping into windows in the early
morn and late at night at the homes
of a number of inoffensive families.
Many of the inmates are so frightened
that they are afraid to venture out-
side their homes. At a recent gath-
ering it was decided that a number of
men will lay in wait for the offender,
and if he is caught he may be treated
to a coat of tar and feathers. The
man had better make a new resolu-
tion while the resolutin’s good.
Left over from last week.
Mrs. Gheen and children spent their
Christmas at Rauchtown.
: Henery Evey, of Lemont, is visit-
ing with his son and wife.
Mrs. Blanche Meyer and son Robert
are visiting in Huntingdon.
Miss Emeline Noll, of Philadelphia,
was home over the week-end.
Miss Bess -Eckinroth and grand-
mother Bilger are both seriously ill.
Miss Mildred Sampsel, of Niagara
Falls, is home on a ten day’s vacation.
Maurice Knoffsinger, of Williams-
port, spent Christmas here with his
S. S. Williams, a former school pro-
fessor at the Gap, was visiting here
Miss Pauline Noll, of Philadelphia,
is visiting with her father, Wm. Noll
The Harry Grove family, of Lewis-
town, spent two days at the Gap, mak-
ing their headquarters at the home of
Miss Louis Rishel, a talented
teacher of Hollyoke College, Mass.,
is spending her vacation with her
parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Rishel.
Mrs. Anna Roush and little son
went to their home in Altoona, Sun-
day, after a six week’s visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Rimmey.
The William Shuey family will
move into the William Kerstetter
home, as soon as it is vacated by the
Harold Kerstetter’s family.
The M. E. church congregation held
its annual Holiday celebration the
night before Christmas, producing a
delightful play as one of the featurcs
of the program, all praticpants doing
their best to make it a success. The
attendance was quite large and the
evening was greatly enjoyed by
John Herman and family, of Phila-
delphia, made a brief Holiday visit
with friends in Bellefonte and the
Gap. Somehow John Jr. thinks his
devoted mother is hard to discount
as a render of good eats and Jack Jr.,
says, that Elsie can cook good too.
The youngster is unquestionably cor-
rect in his allegation.
Our neighbor, Harold Kerstetter,
has secured a remunerative and de-
sirable position in Pittsburg, and dur-
ing his absence, Mrs. Kerstetter and
son Ammon, will stay at the home of
Mr. Ammon Kerstetter for one month.
They will then go to the home of Mrs.
Kerstetter’s parents at State College,
to remain until spring, at which time
the probabilities are, they will build
2 house on their newly acquired lot,
in the vicinity of the Cross Roads.
Miss Shaffer, teacher of our prim-
ary school, gave a fine Christmas en-
tertainment on the day before Christ-
mas. The parents of the pupils were
the invited guests, and quite a num-
ber availed themselves of the op-
portunity of visiting the school on
that occasion, an evidence that they
appreciated the efforts of the teacher.
Miss Shaffer is yet young in her
chosen profession, but from indica-
tions is making a great success of her
work. Samuel Noll Jr. and Larry
Noll, deserve special mention inas-
much as they acted their parts ad-
mirably well and were generously
e— le —
John Frazer, of Akron, Ohio, spent
the holiday season with friends in
A Happy and Prosperous New Year
to the “Watchman” and all it’s
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Crouse were
Christmas guests at the Boyd Vonada
home in Bellefonte.
Mrs. C. G. Bright has been confined
to bed the past week suffering with a
severe case of the grip.
T. C. Weaver has had a radio in-
stalled in his home and now the
family is busy listening in.
Henry Steffen spent the Holidays
with his two daughters, Mrs. Stonge
and Mrs. Moser, in Danville.
Charles Bower, one of our aged
men, has closed his house on north
ond street for the remainder of the
He is much pleased with his
| winter and gone to live with his son
! Luther, who lives on the Musser farm
, west of Millheim.
| Franklin Haines, of Akron, Ohio,
| spent the Christmas vacation with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Haines.
| Mrs. W. H. Philips had as week-end
guests her daughter, Mrs. George Mec-
Kay and daughter, Miss Florence, of
Mrs. Cyrus Bower spent Christmas
at State College, the guest of her
sisters, Mrs. Wallace Kerstetter and
Miss Lizzie Yarger spent several
days in West Fairview, the guest of
her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. Freeman D. Luse.
Mr. and Mrs. George Weaver had
as guests, Sunday afternoon, Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Ardery and two daughters,
Mrs. Nevin Cole and Miss Verna, of
Bellefonte, and Earl Weber, of Smull-
A. S. Stover journeyed to Harris-
burg, last Thursday, where he was
met by his daughter, Miss Marian, for
a trip to Philadelphia to witness the
Mummer’s parade on Friday. On the
trip home he was the guest of his son
Paul and family, at Dauphin.
Miss Magdalena Weaver left on
Monday morning for Beavertown,
where she expects to make her home
for the present. The home she va-
cated on the same lot with that of
the Misses Haines will be occupied by
J. D. Winklebleck and family, in the
near future, who will vacate the home
they now occupy as the owner, Wil-
liam Wolfe, desires to occupy it him-
self in the spring.
’Coons and ’Possums—Fur, Food, and
“This item is for the ladies,” said a
radio announcer reporting a big foot-
ball game. “As I look around the
stadium, I see 1,000 red hats, 1,500
orange hats, and about 30,000 rac-
coon coats.” Though his guess on the
number of raccoon or their fur coats
was doubtless wide of the mark, the
number of fur coats worn by both men
and women for sports and driving has
increased enormously in the past few
years, and this bit of comment at such
an unusually large outdoor gathering
is not surprising. The raccoon ranks
third among the four most important
fur bearers in this country from the
standpoint of financial returns from
the annual catch, the other three be-
ing the muskrat, the skunk, and the
It would seem that this animal
should be more highly valued and pro-
tected throughout its range during the
breeding period and the time of un-
prime fur, since it affords not only
fur, but also food and sport, yet it
shares with many other fur animals
the charge of being harmful to poul-
try, a fact which has doubtless delayed
favorable legislation. Thirty-seven
States have given the raccoon pro-
tection, with open seasons ranging
from one to five months, while it is
still unprotected in ten States. Three
months, in the opinion of the biolog-
ical survey, is a sufficient open season
for any fur bearer, and if the coming
generation of boys and girls want rac-
coon coats to wear to football games
and elsewhere, evidently some effort
must be made to conserve the source
The same considerations apply as
well to the protection of the opossum,
which, like the raccoon, is valued both
for fur and food. The natural habitat
of the opossum is confined to 29 States
where the close season should, says the
biological survey, begin not later than
March 1 and extend at least to Nov-
ember 1. This would protect the opos-
sum during the breeding season.—EX.
ee eee pele
Animals of the lower orders obey
peculiar laws in regard to sleep. Fish
are said to sleep soundly. It is said
that some may be taken in this state
if approached with caution. Many
birds and beasts of prey take their
repose in the daytime. When they
are kept in capitivity, this habit un-
dergoes a change. We therefore con-
sider it might have been necessity
that demanded that they take ad-
vantage of the darkness, silence and
the unguarded state of their victims.
In some menageries even the hyenas
sleep at night and remain awake
during the day. With few excep-
tions animals seek shade, silence and
seclusion for sleep. The lion is a
notable exception since he takes his
nap at noonday on the open plain.
Other exceptions are the eagle and
condor, who pose themselves on the
most elevated pinnacle of rock and
sleep in the clear blue atmosphere and
dazzling sunlight. Birds, however,
are furnished with a nictitating mem-
brane, generally to shelter the eye
from the light. Fish prefer to sleep
under the shadow of a rock or woody
bank. Of the domestic animals, the
horse seems to require the least sleep
and he usually sleeps in an erect
Birds that roost in a sitting pos-
ture are furnished with a well-adapt-
ed mechanism, which keeps them
firmly supported, without voluntary
or conscious action. The tendons of
the claws are so arranged as to be
tightened by their weight when the
thizhs are bent, thus contracting
closely and grasping the perch or
bench. In certain other animals
that sleep erect, the articulations of
the foot and knee resemble the spring
of a pocket-knife, which serves to
keep the blade open—By R. D. Van
Hoosier in our dumb animals.
Magnet Collects Tacks
A mining company in Idaho recently
performed a unique experiment in rid-
ding a highway of tacks, nails and
other metallic objects which cause tire
punctures. An 1,800-pound magnet
operated by 72 storage batteries was
attached to a truck and dragged over
the road. About 500 pounds of nails,
tacks, bottle caps and other metal was
collected on a mile and a half of road.
Gun in Cop’s Club
A revolver is encased in a police
man’s club by a new invention. It en-
ables him to shoot quickerdf attacked.
EE —-_-_e ——————
Hunters Care Little
for Gnu’s Ferocity
The gnu, with the head of a horse,
the long, narrow face, the body of a
horse, an antelope’s legs, an upstand-
ing mane and a flowing tail that
reaches to the ground. is indeed a fan-
tastic creature, writes Lillian Gish,
His terribie voice, his pose—every-
thing about him suggests fierceness.
But though savage in captivity, he is
extremely nervous, with a great regard
for his own safety.
A herd of these gnus on the veldt is
an alarming sight. Prancing and
wheeling, and tossing their heads, they
approach a strange object in single file,
forming themselves into a solid square
as they come near. ,
In this position they will stand for
hours, glaring at a tent set up on the
plains, as though ready to tear it to
But this is a game of bluff. Let the
owner of the tent show himself with a
gua, and though they may gambol wild-
ly ‘around him, uttering loud snorts, it
will be in ever-widening circles.
The first shot sends them flying, and
so great is their speed that they vap-
ish within a few seconds.
Bird’s Mother Love
Example of Heroism
The boy who “stood on the burning
deck, whence all but he had fled,” has
won the immortality of a well-known
poem, but probably a certain skylark
will not find her poet, although she
certainly deserves one.
While beating out a field fire at Felt-
ham, in Middlesex, firemen noticed a
skylark sitting on her nest on the
ground, in the direct path of the
flames. The bird continued to sit on
her eggs with dense smoke rolling
round her, and even when the flames
caught the grass of which the nest
was constructed she did not stir until
the firemen were close upon her.
So struck were the men with the
bird’s herolsm and devotion that they
determined to save her home at all
costs. They set about isolating the
nest, and were so successful that, al-
though the fire spread all around, the
nest was scarcely damaged and the
eggs remained intact.—London Tit-
Grief in Animals
A man or woman who loses some
dear one is overcome with deep sor-
row, remembering only the admirable
qualities of the lost one, but this feel-
ing is soon softened by a multitude of
external impressions and influences,
so that sorrow gives way to melan-
choly, which in its turn diminishes.
Not so in the case of many animals.
These not only retain their grief much
longer, but there are cases in which
it lasts as long as life itself.
The cat will swim after her kittens
which some cruel man is trying to
drown. The story of the dog who
starves to death on the grave of his
master is no fable. A stone in the
Paris dogs’ cemetery is thus inscribed :
«He was so intelligent that he might
have been taken for a human being—
but that he was faithful.”—Das Neue
Ullstein Magazin, Berlin.
Speaking of modern conveniences
and innovations, somebody who helped
design the new infants’ ward at the
Children’s hospital, St. Antoine and
Farnsworth streets, used his or her
imagination. About knee-high above
the floor are recesses or slits in the
walls fitted with lights. When a nurse
enters during the night to tuck the
babies in, she doesn’t have to turn on
the overhead lights and run the
chance of waking the tiny patients
up. The low wall-lights furnish her
enough illumination to do her work
without disturbing the babies. Out-of-
town visitors have commented more
on this little arrangement than on
more important features of this great
institution.— Detroit Free Press.
Only One Wood for Spools
in almost the entire world, with its
great variety of wood to select from,
there is only one kind that is used for
spools—the ordinary spools on which
sewing thread is wound, writes Charles
N. Lurie in St. Nicholas. By far the
greatest part of the world’s spools are
turned from the wood of the white
birch tree. It grows in many sections
of the United States, but especially
well in Maine. Virtually the whole
world’s supply comes from the great
north woods. Some of the spools are
made in Maine, but a very large part
of the wood is shipped elsewhere for
spool-making, after being seasoned
where it grows.
NR Tablets stop sick headaches
relieve bilious attacks, tone and
regulate the eliminative organs,
make you feel fine.
s Better Than Pills For Liver llis™
RUNKLE’S DRUG STORE,
Captured by Women
At the mouth of the Ganges, sacred
river of India, there is a large tract
of marshy land called the Sunder-
bunds. More than half this tract is
unexplored, yet within its borders live
a tribe of people who do nothing but
catch snakes. They are purely no-
madic, living in boats and plying their
trade between the marshes and the by-
lanes of Calcutta where are situated
the venom vendors.
Eighty to 85 per cent of the total
tribal strength is said to consist of
women who feel themselves as much
at home among the death-dealing rep-
tiles as among human beings. They
seem to possess immunity from the
poison of cobra and the krite alike,
or even the spotted blacksnake that is
found here in great numbers.
In Calcutta there are many places
where one can obtain. snake venom,
yet it is perhaps significant that Italy
is one of the largest buyers of this
strange commodity. For what itis
used, precisely, is not explained.
More interesting however, is the
manner in which the snakes are cap-
tured. First these reptiles are music
mad. The note of a reed pipe is one
thing they cannot resist and as it is
being played they come as near to the
player as is possible. The piper waits
until he feels that the music has got
hold of the serpent, then he plays fast-
er and faster until the particular
snake desired appears to be paralyzed.
Then the piper calmly walks up,
catches hold of the snake just under
its head and thrusts it into a basket.—
Cartridges for Camels
Camels represent the most valuable
possession of the people of Abyssinia
because they provide means of trans-
portation, without which life would be
in jeopardy. In commerce camels are
used many times as the equivalent of
money. Only under extraordinary cir-
cumstance will a man dispose of his
camel, as collectors of the zoos of the
world have learned. But Doctor Heck
found rifle cartridges were eagerly
sought, and was able to secure six
dromedaries for the Berlin zoe by ex-
changing 15 cartridges per dromedary,
a trade he considered good.—Ohio
Women Do the Hard Work
The girls and younger women of
Rapa do must of the labor in the taro
fields, while the older women attend
to the housekeeping. The exemption
of the men from agricultural labor al-
lows them more time for fishing, and
as a result of their sea experience
they are much sought by captains of
sailing vessels at Papeete.
The constant demand for kupa men
during the period of nearly a century
has led to a” considerable preponder
ance of women in the island popula-
tion.— Robert Cushman Murphy, in the
National Geographic Magazine.
Get Rid of That Backache.
Bellefonte People Point the Way.
The constant aching of a bad back.
The weariness, the tired feeling;
Headaches, dizziness, nervousness,
Distressing urinary disorders—
Are often signs of failing kidneys.
And too serious to be neglected.
Get rid of these troubles!
Use Doan’s Pills—a stimulant diu-
retic to the kidneys.
Hosts of people recommend Doan’s.
This is a Bellefonte case.
You can verify it.
Samuel Weaver, S. Water St., says:
“My kidneys acted irregularly and §
almost got down with backache.
Mornings I felt so lame and stiff, 1
could hardly bend to put on my shoes.
After using Doan’s Pills, from Run-
kle’s Drug Store, I was benefitted in
every way.” “Statement given April
On July 22, 1925, Mr. Weaver said:
“Time hasn't shaken my faith in
Doan’s Pills. This confirms my state-
ment of 1922.”
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don’t
simply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan’s Pills—the same that Mr. Wea-
ver had. Foster-Milburn Co., Mfrs,
Buffalo, N. Y.
The quality ham you're longing
You'll find here at this butcher
—Young Mother Hubbard.
There's quite a difference
in hams as you no doubt have
discovered—some are cured
better—some are of a higher
grade. We can please you.
Beezer’s Meat Market
ON THE DIAMOND
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all courts. Office, room 18 Crider’s
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and Justice of the Peace. All pro-
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prompt attention. Office on second floor of
Temple Court. 49-5-1y
G. RUNKLE — Attorney-at-Law.
Consultation in English and Ger-
man. Office in Crider’s Exchan
Bellefonte, Pa. 588
R. R. L. CAPERS,
Crider’s Exch. 66-11
S. GLENN, M.
D., Physician and
State College, Centre
Pa. Office at his resi-
VA B. ROAN, Optometrist. Licensed
by the State Board. State College,
every day except Saturday. Belle-
fonte, rooms 14 and 15 Temple Cou
Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays
a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Both Phones. 68-40
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