Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 23, 1928, Image 7

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= Bellefonte, Pa., March 23, 1928.
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Benskin explained. “It was easy to
discover in the first place that he was
a particular friend of Lady Dent, and
it was also an easy matter to find out
that he was in the house with her that
night.” =
“Yes,” the sub-commissioner com=
mented, “that’s all very well, but
what about the revolver and the pock-
etbook in that girl’s drawer?” ;
“That's the dirty part of the busi-
ness,” Benskin replied. “In leaving
the house the girl made some noise
which disturbed Hermyanas. As a
matter of fact, she dropped her type-
writer upon the pavement. He drew
back the curtain in such a panic that
he broke one of the rings. He looked
down into the street, and he saw the
girl gazing up at the house to see
she had disturbed anyone.
«Of course he recognized her. She
occupied the apartment opposite to his
in Cranford Court. There was prob-
ably some further noise in the room
below. Hermyanas stole down—he
generally carried a revolver, it seems
~ stole into that room on the ground
floor, and whether he did it in cold
blood while his victim was sleeping,
or to save his own skin, he certainly
shot Dent. :
“Then the beast took out his pock-
etbook, made his escape, and after-
wards planted the pocketbook and the
revolver in a drawer of his neighbor’s
room. He argued to himself, 1 sup-
pose that her night visit to the house
would certainly come out. He knew
quite well that she was a typist and
he could guess her errand.
“He planted the revolver and the
pocketbook in her room, with the sole
object of fastening the crime upon
her, not even knowing that there was
another motive stronger still which
might have made thinks look even
worse for her circumstantially. The
little brute no doubt thought he was
safe, and perhaps he might have been
if the maid had held her tongue. As
it is, the case against him is com-
plete.” :
The sub-commissioner renewed his
compliments. There was something
in Benskin’s expression which puzzled
“Getting callous, young fellow,
aren’t you?” he remarked. “I never
saw you bring a man to the con-
demned cell and look really happy
about it before.”
Benksin smiled thoughtfully. There
was a little picture before his eyes—
the picture of Hermyanas creeping
into the girl’s room with a brown pa-
per parcel under his arm.
__E. Phillips Oppenheim in Cosmo-
Pennsylvania’s People Eat Twice As
Much as Its Farms Produce.
According to the best available es-
timates, the vast production of im-
portant farm crops and livestock pro-
ducts in Pennsylvania, if all consumed
within the Commonwealth, would be
only about half enough to supply the
annual demand for these products.
Figures compiled by the Pennsylva-
nia Department of Agriculture show
that on the average the annual farm
production gs short of consumption
by 4,000,000 ushels of apples, 4,000,-
000 bushels of potatoes, 22,000,000
bushels of wheat, and 50,000,000 doz-
ens of eggs.
If all the milk produced were con-
sumed in the fluid form, the annual
production would still be about 21,
000,000 gallons short. ;
Furthermore, if all the increase in
weight of cattle, hogs and sheep pro-
duced or fattened on farms each year
were consumed as meat, this amount
would supply only one-third of the
State’s consumption of beef, veal,
mutton, lamb and pork.
These figures emphasize the enor-
mous consuming power for farm pro-
ducts in Pennsylvania and reveal one
big advantage of our agriculture—
nearness to the greatest markets in
the world, assert officials of the de-
The production and consumption es-
Pennsylvaania are the!
timates for
Unit Production Consumption
Apples (bu) ...... 10,000,000 14,000,000
Potatoes (bu.) .... 25,000,000 29,000,000
Milk (gal) ........ 126,000,000 447,000,000
Wheat (bu) ........ 22,000,000 44,000,000
Eggs (doz) ....... 113,000,000 163,000,000
Beef (Ibs.) ........ 76,572,000 621,300,000
Veal (Ibs.) ........ 48,508,000 80,400,000
Mutton and Lamb (1bs.)8,721.00 53,900,000 |
Pork (lbs) ....... 188,400,000 643,900,000
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Thoughtless Drivers Cause Death of
Much of State’s Wild Game.
Hundreds of rabbits, many deer,
and innumerable wild birds have been
killed at night along Pennsylvania's
highways during the past months, re-
ports to the State Game Commission
show. :
Motorists are not in most cases, to
blame for this destruction, but the
commission thinks it timely to sug-
gest that the driver who tries to hit
2 rabbit or bird is thoughtless and
cruel, and is not co-operating in the
program of wild life conservation,
which is responsible in a large degree
for Pennsylvania’s hunters’ paradise.
Cottontails are the chief victims of
speeding automobiles; mouse-eating
screech owls and harmless barnowis
are killed by the dozens; deer are
dazed by the lights and then struck by
automobiles and trains. Owls are hit
when they come to the roads to feed
upon mice and moles which have been
killed during the day because they
misjudge the speed of approaching
The driver cannot run the risk of
killing those who ride with him by
turning so as to miss a rabbit; but
no driver need consider himself clever
if he manages to strike some bird or
animal that lingers along the high-
way, members of the commission as-
—Subseribe for the Watchman.
Winter Drivers Need More Time.
Safe winter driving begins with a
readjustment of one’s schedule to al-
low more time for travel between the
home and office, store, shop, or plant,
according to Matthew F. Morse, sec-
retary of the Automobile Club of
Missouri. “The allowence of an ex-
tra five, ten or fifteen minutes, de-
pending upon the distance one has to
travel, may mean a difference much
more significant than that denoted
merely by the time,” says Morse.
“It is impossible to tell how many
accidents may be traced to the in-
dividual’s failure to adjust his driv-
ing schedule to winter, when so many
things conspire against ordinarily
speedy motor travel. It is not to be
doubted that the number would be
impressively large were it possible to
“Poo fast for conditions,’ is an ac-
cident cause that is most outstanding
in winter, even though, on the whole,
cold weather driving is slower. It is
well to remember that ‘conditions’ are
radically different. Streets are slip-
if | pery and the weather is cold, making
handling of the car more difficult, and
the temptation of pedestrians is to
rush ahead, regardless of traffic.
These and many other factors con-
spire against safety.
“The remedy for these conditions,
plainly is to take more time. If the
motorist usually allows ten minutes
for his morning run to the office, why
not make it fifteen for winter? No
better way to spend five minutes can
be devised. If this allowance is made,
there will be no driving so fast that a
sudden stop may mean a fatal skid. It
will provide time to let the reckless
driver pass. It will be adequate for
more caution in congestion, permit-
ting one to drive farther behind the
next car, which will make stopping
possible in case an emergency arises.
“Such a readjustment of one’s early
morning routine is not difficult, and
it will bear fruit in the form of a
greater traffic safety.”
Flow of Maple Sap Will Start Soun.
Indications point to an early maple
sugar season this year, according to
reports received by the Pennsylvania
the district foresters throughout the
State. Last year Pennsylvania pro-
duced approximately 250,000 pounds
of maple sugar and 275,00 galions of
maple syrup, the value of which ex-
ceeds $650,000.
The three stages of sugar making
operations are, first, tapping the
trees; secord, gathering the sap; and
third, boiling it down into syrup and
sugar. A hole about one-half inch
in diameter and one to two inches
deep bored into the tree from two to
three feet from the ground. Into these
holes are driven small spouts called
“gpiles” from which buckets are hung
to receive the sap as it drips from
the holes. When sap is flowing well,
about seventy drops flow into the
: pail each minute. The pails are emp-
tied each day and the sap taken to
the sugar house or evaporating plant
where it is boiled.
A single tree yields from five to
forty gallons of sap during a seasom
Thirty gallons of sap should produce
i one gallon of syrup or seven and one-
(half to eight pounds of sugar. A
sound maple tree can be counted upon
| to give from one to seven pounds of
sugar per season, and from one pint
| to one gallon of syrup.
| Large Trout Shipments to be Made
This Spring.
i Distribution of fish from the hatch-
eries of Pennsylvania this spring, is
i expected to reach new records, the
| Fish Commission says. Reports re-
i ceived by N. R. Buller, commissioner
i of fisheries, from superintendents at
| the hatcheries indicate shipments of
| trout will be the largest in the his-
tory of the commission.
{ With favorable weather conditions
| the board also expects to have a large
{ distribution of pike and perch. Prac-
| feally all these eggs are taken from
Lake Champlain where a station is
maintained and operated at Swanton,
Vt., by the Pennsylvania Fish Com-
| mission, the State of Vermont and
{the United States Bureau of Fisher-
i ies.
i The first fish distributed each year
i by the board is the minnow, Mr. Bul-
| ler said. The board annually plants
more than 1,000,000 of this species.
No other fish are being sent out to
applicants at this time of the year.
Report Shows Status of Bituminous
Secretary of mines Walter H. Glas-
gow has received reports from the
various bituminous districts showing
that of the 2,000 mines in the region
57 per cent are working at the pres-
ent time.
Of those working 38 per cent are
operating full time, 49 per cent half
time or better and 13 per cent less
than half time. Of the 43 per cent
of the mines that are idle, it is es-
timated that 80 per cent are idle on
acocunt of business conditions and 20
per cent because of labor conditions.
The secretary said that the tonnage
for the month of January shows a
gain of about 6 per cent over the pro-
duction for December, indicating a
Bole improvement in the demand for
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The Flapper Gone?
According to a statement issuing
from the Junior League, the flapper
type of girl is disappearing. Inquir-
ies made in 35 cities, show that the
more conspicuous and undesirable
traits of such young women are less
in evidence, and that instead we have
girls of more poise and dignity.
Conditions immediately following
the war tended to break down self-
restraint, and produced ill regulated
young people of both sexes. Those
who have come up later seem to have
training from their families with a
little more respect for the wisdom of
age. But there are still a great many
weak parents who allow their chil-
dren to do as they please, and such
families will no doubt always pro-
! duce the flapper type in both sexes.
department of forest and waters from be
Ready to Start Fest of Water.
Harrisburg, —Present plans of the
bureau of engineering of the State
Department of Health call for an
expansion of the water supply ex-
amination service which it has given
every seaseon since 1924.
Two motorized laboratories will
start following the main highways of
the State in the near future.
ists will examine all public water
supplies as well as those of private
families who request the service.
The primary object of the work
is to assure clean, uncontaminated
water for the hundreds of thousands
who each year travel the highways,
depending on the closest water supply.
Last year the “Danger—Do not
Drink” placard was used in 933 cases.
Officials of the department say it is
impossible to estimate the saving of
human lives which may result from
each dangerous water supply which is
The laboratories during the past
year examined 2157 water supplies.
In addition 2500 private water sup-
plies were examined upon special re-
quest in the rural districts of the
Character Shown by Manner of
People who laugh heartily may be
trusted, said a student of psychology
recently. These people laugh with
the eyes and the whole body as well
as the vocal cords, and they are usu-
ally generous and sympathetic.
Laughter is a sure indication of
character. The man who laughs in
his throat, with an almost straight
face, for example, is generally shrewd
and cautious, and not always over-
scrupulous in his methods.
“Inside laughter,” whose shaking
shoulders express their mirth, are
good-natured, and make excellent par-
ents, while those who laugh without
ja smile are hard-hearted and cruel.
| People with little jerky laughs are of-
| ten of shallow character, and are un-
able to withstand temptation. They
are, however, often mentally brilliant.
| People who laugh explosively and
loudly are not the hearty, bluff crea-
tures they are generally believed to
The large-hearted souls are those
who laugh but rarely, but whose joy
is reflected in eyes, lips, and face.
The Origin of Wheat.
knows. Efforts have been made to
trace it to its ancestral plant, but
they have never been certainly suc-
cessful. As soon as a botanist dis-
covers a wild plant closely akin to it
some other scientist suggests that the
“wild” plan is a degenerate escaped
from cultivation. The Swiss lake
dwellers had two distinct species, one
‘of which is quite different from any-
thing found in the ancient Egyptian
tombs. The earliest Parision writings
‘note wheat as an old-established plant,
i but the usual guess is that it origin-
ated in Mesopotamia. Some day,
doubtless, the sands of Mesopotamia
will be as carefully raked as those of
Egypt and yield as rich additions to
man’s knowledge of his origin; today
it is safe to attribute the origin of al-
most anything to Mesopotamia, be-
bause we know so little about it.
Estimate 18,000,000,000 Stamps Will
i be Used in U. S. This Year.
The United States Post Office De-
Where wheat originated no man
partment has estimated that approx-
imately eighteen billions of adhesive
postage stamps will be required dur-
ing the present fiscal year, according
to Robert S. Regar, third assistant
postmaster general.
In order to convey a better idea of
what this tremendous quantity rep-
resents, Mr. Reger states that
‘these stamps were placed end
‘they would extend 250,000 miles, suf-
ficient to belt the globe ten times at
the equator. If they were piled ver-
| tically, he continued, they would make
.a column 1136 miles mgh. He said
| that approximately 1000 tons of pa-
| per, 575 tons of gum and 500 tons of
ink will be required to prepare this
‘number of stamps.
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‘ State Game Laws Govern Hunting in | season.
' the Forests.
| Can anyone hunt and kill game in
the national forests? This question
is frequently asked Department of
Agriculture officials. Hunting and
fishing in all national forests, says
the forest service, are governed by
the game laws of the State in which
the national forest is located. Most
forest officers are deputy State game
wardens and it is their duty to en-
force the State game laws at all
times. .
In some of the national forests,
however, national game refuges have
been set aside for the preservation of
wild life.
and fishing are not allowed, except
under special circumstances and with
the approval of the authorities in
“American Forest Week” Set Aside
By President Coolidge.
President Coolidge has issued 2a
proclamation designating the week of
April 22-28 for a nation-wide observ-
ance of “American Forest Week.”
The President set apart this week
he said, for public discussion of our
forests and of what must be done to
safeguard and restore them.” He em-
phasized particularly the need for
suppressing the forest fire evil and
pointed out the benefits to agricul-
ture, industry, commerce and nation-
al life that will result from making
the forest lands of the United States
fully productive of continuous crops.
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Cookery With a Kick.
Young wife: “I'm afraid. dear, my
pie is not all it should be. I think
I must have left something out.”
Husband (with a grimace, after
sampling it): “There’s nothing you
could leave out that would make it
taste like that. It must be something
you put in.”—Boston Transcript.
There are, it is said, 960,000 pupils
in night schools of the nation.
A typewriter having 1,160 keys
covering forty alphabets has been de-
Radio is said to have introduced 3,-
000 more words into the English lan-
Chem. { E2225.
Accident prevention is now offered
as a regular college course at New
York University.
Men buried in snow can hear every
word uttered by persons on the out-
side, but their loudest shouts are in-
Eating the powdered bones of an-
cestors is one of the strange customs
of an Indian tribe in the wilds of
Contrary to general opinion, Amer-
ican Indians are no longer a vanish-
ing race. Their numbers in the
United States are increasing.
In 1880 about 90 per cent of the
people of the United States lived on
farms. Today only about 28 per cent
do, P spite of the increased food de-
“Cooks with college education” are
being demanded by modern restau-
rants according to William Lowen-
stein, toastmaster at the annual ball
of the United Restaurant Owners As-
sociation of New York.
Of the students at New York Uni-
versity 17,5670 have full-time positions
at which they earn from $1500 a year
up. Another 35,045 are employed at
part-time work, so that 70 per cent
of the students are earning some
share of their expenses.
German chemists have discovered a
means of liquefying coal. By adding
hydrogen, it is converted into a liquid
motor fuel comparable to gasoline.
The significance of this achievement
is that when the world’s supply of
petroleum has been vonsumed we may
turn to soft coal, which will supply us
for four thousand years.
mrss ee,
March 21—“Spring, ah Spring!” Jo-
hann Sebastian Bach, a composer
whose compositions have quaintness
and the charm of involved simplic-
ity, born 1865.
Robert Southey, Poet Laureate of
England, died, 1843.
March 22—Jonathan Edwards, the
New England preacher, died, 1758.
Rosa Bonheur, the famous artist,
born, 1822.
The great poet of Germany, Goethe,
died, 1832.
March 23—Patrick Henry delivers his
famous oration, 1775.
March 24—“Good Queen Bess” ends
her rule, 1603.
Steamship “Sussex” torpedoed, in
March 25—Slave trade abolished by
the British Parliament, 1807.
March 26—Embargo Act passed 1794.
March 27—Florida discovered, 1513.
March 28—Marshall Foch made Gen-
eralissimo of the Allies, 1918.
That Pennsylvania is producing 12
times as much tobacco as 60 years
That over 30,000 Pennsylvania
farms are on concrete, brick or mac-
adam road?
That a market house is still operat-
ing in Philadelphia at which George
- Washington and his wife were regu-
if |
to end , 350 Road Projects Scheduled in Year.
ular customers?
That Pennsylvania produced the
second most valuable potato crop in
the Union last year?
More than 350 highway projects
will be under supervision of the State
Department of Highways during the
coming year, Samuel Eckles, chief
engineer said recently.
Present plans of the department
call for opening of bids on at least
250 projects, involving work on 575
miles. Winter weather stopped work
on 105 projects let during the 1927
When completed ; these pro-
jects will increase the improved mile-
age of the highway system by a least
230 miles.
17-Year Locust to Appear This Year.
Brood II of the periodical cicada,
or 17-year-old locusts will appear in
Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Del-
aware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh,
Montgomery, Northampton, Philadel-
phia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, and
Wyoming counties this year, accord-
ing to entomologists of the Bureau of
Plant Industry, Pennsylvania Depart-
ment of Agriculture. Brood I of this
insect appeared in certain sections of
In these refuges hunting | the Commonwealth last year.
German chemists are trying to pro-
duce sugar from the air.
At Iowa State College, chemists
have found a method for converting
the stalks as well as the cobs of corn
into paper, chemicals, sugar, and ray-
When you talk about there being a
better country than the United
States, says a Western farmer, every
potato winks its eye, every cabbage
shakes its head, every beet turns red
in the face, every onion gets stronger,
every oat field is shocked, rye strokes
its beard, corn sticks up its ears, and
every foot of ground kicks.—Sun-
shine Magazine.
Was It Worth It.
Father: “The man who marries my
daughter will get a prize.”
Ardent suitor: “May I see
please ?”—Boston Herald.
Teacher: “Johnny, use ‘pasteurize’
in a sentence.”
Johnny: “A paper wad just sailed
‘past your eyes.’
Corporate Settlement
the Best
OPLE are just beginning to realize the
superior qualification of the Corporate
Executor or Trustee over the Individual.
Four and one half times as many banks
were made Trustees in 1927 as in 1923.
This Bank has full Trust powers and can act
in any Trust capacity.
Consult us about your Will.
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Government expenditures, we
should not now be enjoying these results
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