Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 16, 1928, Image 7

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(© by D. J Walsh.)
T WAS close and hot in the little
west corner bedroom with the slop-
ing ceiling, where Emma Pearson
© lay on her cot bed. The cot bed
creaked and sagged and her sprained
hip hurt her. But her heart hurt her
“What’s the use of crying?” Emma
thought over and over. “I couldn't
help anything that happened. I can't
help anything now. I've just got to
make the bst of it.”
- The window was open, but some-
body had considerately put a screen
in it, to keep out the flies. Kor the
¢rowd below drew the insects. Who-
éver saw an auction without flies?
The voice of the auctioneer came in
through the open window—*“How much
you givin' me for this table? Two
dollars! Make it three! Three—
three—three, make it four!”
“That; the sitting room table,” Em:
ma sighed. The dear old sitting room
table! Emma tried to hear the name
of the jerson who bought it, but she
could not. Well!
It was her own household gear thai
was being auctioned off in the shade
of the big elm—her chairs, her lamps,
her carpets and, dearest of all, her
rosewood sofa. She had wanted to
keep that, but wha: could she do with
it? There would be no room for it
at Mrs. Shipway’s where she iniend-
ed to live in the future, for the small
room for which she was to pay $3
a weck was already furnished. Mrs.
Shipway did not take mealers, only
roomers, and Emma expected to get
her meals out—that is, at Nelson's
restaurant. The thought of food pre-
pared by Mrs. Nelsen was somewhat
distasteful te her, but she could not
make any better arrangement. Be-
sides, sle suspected that her new oc-
cupation of working in Fletcher's
stor: would be trying ut first, to say |
the least.
Her father’s death had taken place
after au illness that had extended
over a period of several years. Dur-
ing that time she had nursed him
faithfully and stinted him in nothing.
A gentle, kindly old man he was, but
gtill the long caring for him had told
upon Emma. She had aged slightly;
that is, a touch of silver began to
show in the dark hair at each temple,
end she had grown thinner, with a
loss of vivacity., Such a pretty girl
as she had been could not, however,
be entirely effaced in a diflicult wom-
anhoed. She was still wonderfully
attractive, and Eugene Boyden would
marry her in a minute if she would
let him, and Eugene Boyden was a
weulthy man. But she would
work und keep on waiting for Dennis
Steel to come buck, even though she
knew that people laughed at her for
clinging to the feolish romance of her
girlhood. Dennis lad gone because
there was nothing that he could de
in Colchester—a straying, visionary
young . f:llow he had been. Dut al-
though he had roamed far, he had not
found success—*“goes from one thing
to another faster'n I can keep count,”
old Mrs, Allison, his aunt, to wlom
he wrote, said. “Well, it’s my opin-
ion when he gets sick of runLing round |
after notions he'll come home. und set-
tle down on his father's old place like
he should.” . Emma believed. as Mrs,
Allison did, and so she continued te |
Her father’s sickness and death had
used up all the money, the old house
had been mortgaged and now Kmma
was holding an auciion in order to
provide herself with a rainy-day fund.
And the morning of the auction she
had fallen down stairs and wrenched
her hip. So here she lay, waiting for
the auction to be over before she was
moved to Mrs. Shipway’s. And there
was no prospect of ner being able to
go to work for a week at least.
“How much for this sofa?”
heard the auctioneer say. Then
stopped her ears to keep out
The door opened and Mrs. Hoy
“Things are going off fine, Emma,”
she said. “Just think, that mess of
old lamps brought $7! You've no rea-
son to worry.”
“No, I suppose not,” Emma smiled
wanly. “Who got the sofa?’ she
“Why, I don’t know. A man in a
car stopped and he’s bidding on fit
now. Mrs. Banner wants it. She's
willing to give $16 for it.”
“It’s worth more than that.”
“Well, you can't expect to get much
tried them.”
Emma looked at Mrs. Hoy’s tremen-
dous proportions and smiled again.
“Oh, well! I don't care,” she said,
and looked fixedly at the faded ceil-
‘ing paper.
“If you want,” said Mrs. Hoy, “we'll
get you over to Mrs. Shipway’s now.
Then this cot can be sold. I don’t
know but what I'll take it—if it goes
“Well, 1 don’t care,”
“I'l borrow Mrs. Brady's wheel
chair, and I'll get my husband to
carry ycu downstairs,” said Mrs. Hoy.
“It’s drefful hot for you up here.”
She went to the window and called
loudly, and presently a big, panting
man appeared. As soon a: his wife
had explained what she wanted he
picked Emma up and carried her dowr
and placed her in the wheelehair.
The pain and the queerness of thus
leaving her old home for the last
time made her faint and she closed
Emma re
rather :
The springs are awful weak, I |
! her &ves. She did not open them
zgafn until she was at Mrs. Ship
“Well. you poor thing! You de
have the worst luck,” Mrs. Shipway
sald. “My, but you're pale! Lie
down here in the porch-hammock,
where it's cool. I'll bring you a drink
of ice water. You going back. Mrs
Mrs. Hoy nodded, intent on the cot
bed from which she had just had Em-
ma removed,
The water revived Emma and she
iny there in the perenh-hammock, sens-
Ing the pain in her hip and trying to
keep her face straight while Mrs.
Shipway was with her. Then Mrs,
Shipwway went back into the house
and she was alone.
“Oh, well,” she thought, “it's all in
2 lifetime. Some folks are made te
be happy and some aren't. I'm one
of the ones who aren't. But hurting
my hip did seem like the last straw.”
i An automobile came into the street,
end stopped, It was a dusty road-
' ster, powerful and wbviously sccond-
hand. Out of it stepped a man who
iooked tired and excited. He came
to the foot of the steps and paused,
then he came up on the porch where
Emma could see hin.
They looked at each other a long
“Y“mual! I—" he began. “iI don’t
know whether you want to sce me
i but—" he choked.
| She held out her hand with a smile,
“I'm real glad to see you, Denis,’
she said.
He came forward and sat down be-
side the porch-hammock and wiped
his face.
{I just got back,” Le explained. “I!
was driving into town when I saw,
the auction and I stopped. 1-—-I'm
going to stay. Guess I'll run a mar-
‘ ket-garden, 1 got the hang of it out
in California. The old place looks
‘pretty seedy and the
some work done on it.”
“I'he trumpet-vine has ben reat
pretty all summer,” Emma said in a
low tone.
“Yes, 1 noticed as 1 came by. Well,
«might better have stayed right here
in the first place.” His honest, hand-
some eyes looked wistfully into KEm-
“Why didn't you tell me to,
| “Why, 1 didn’t have any business
‘0 tell you,” Emma answered.
| “Yes, you did. You had all the
, vusiness in the world. And you've
, got it yet, Em,” He reached out and
got hold of her hind. “I've bought
‘a few of your old things, that old
-rosewvod sofa and—you know,” he
breathed fast, “7 could just see you
sitting on it under one of those gold-
shaded lights. I thought the things
would help furnish my house. I
thought—" Suddenly he was red,
stammering, boyish uguin, He gripped
her hand.
house needs |
, 52-——Walks lamely
© B3—Hastened
“Em, if vou knew hew 1 |
felt about you, you'd marry me,” he |
Ten minutes later Emma drew her-
elf out of his arms with a glory on
her face that made her beautiful to
her lover's eyes.
{ “Oh, Dennis!” she said. “They're
, putting up my old base-burner. We
are going to need it for the sitting
room this winter. If you hurry you
can get there in time to bid it in your-
Times Hard for the
| Ambitious Poe? Today
“Times have changed,” grumbled
ihe poet. “It isn’t as easy to find
subjects you can write about as it once
was. There's much too much law!”
“Look at Scott. A wild young man
' .omes chasing out of the West and
Scott makes a whole poem out of it
What would happen if you tried that
today? You'd get one stanza done
and then you'd fetch up against this:
“‘Reginald W. Lochinvar, scion of a
, «well-known New Jersey family, was
arrested early last night as he was
coming out of the West Shore ferry
in New York. He was held in $1,000
bail for speeding and assaulting an
ofiicer. Hi: excuse that he had had a
date at a wedding brought forth the
sarcastic rejoinder from Magistrate
Hoolihan that he ought to have been
glad he hadn't kept a date with the
“Or take Longfellow. Longfellov
shot an arrow and sang a song and
got a poem out of them. Would he
, get a poem today? He would not. He'd
get something like this:
“ ‘Supreme Court of Massachusetts
Case of William Smith, aviator, vs.
, Henry W. Longfellow, poet. Action
for assault with arrow. Verdict for
, plaintiff for $5,000.’
| “And this: ‘Supreme Court of Mas
: aachusetts. Case of International
i Composers’ Union vs. Henry W. Long-
fellow. Action for injunction to pre-
. vent defendant from broadcasting a
| song. Verdict for the plaintiff, with
| costs.’
“No wonder,” sald the poet, “that
| poets are either writing about their
feelings or going into advertising.”
Reduces Rail Dangers
Electrified fences are being tried in
California to warn approaching trains
of landslides in their path. These
fences will be erected along the rail-
road tracks near places where slides
may be expected and if they are
the signal block against the approach-
ing train.
Work on Big Air Liners
fngland-Australia route is
rushed to completion and it is hoped
to start the service by next year.
Work on the rudder skeleton, nearly
15 feet high, is nearly finished. The
slips will be fitted with every modern
broken the electrical impulses will set :
' certain
1 ——
Work on the huge air liners for the . Small Sized Pa
being |
When the correct letters are placed in the white spaces this puzzle will
spell words both vertically and horizontally.
Indicated by a number, which refers to
Thus No. 1 under the column headed “horizontal” defines 8 word which will fill
the white spaces up to the first black square to the right, and a number under
“yertical” defines an word which will fill
below. No letters go in the black spaces. All words used are dictionary words,
except proper names. Abbreviations, siang, initials, technical terms and obso-
lete forms are indicated In the definitions,
The first letter in erch word is
the definition listed below the puzzle.
the white squares to tke next black one
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11 12 li 13 ya
15 16 7
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35 36 37 38 39
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1—Native of Japan (short)
14—Large bundle, as of cotton
15—Kind of verbal noun (pl)
18-—Alirplanes (coll)
21—Point of compass
22-—A trap
24— That thing
26—To choose
28—Flaky precipitation
80—Fabled bird
32—Archaic pret. of “swear”
284—To bring sult
35—Fanilly quarrel
87—To glve pleasure to
39—Note of scale
43—Repalirs socks
44—Rest for the foot
45—Doctrine of retribution
48—-Female sheep (pl)
49—To observe
50--To talk wildly
Solution will appear in mext isvue.
1—Kind of dance
8—Holes in skin
6—Land measures
7—That thing
8—Adds weight to
9—Toward the lee side (nautical)
10—Thirg (Latin)
12—Attendant for a sick person
16—Christmas songs
17—Brother of a religious order
19—Prefix meaning within
20—Original of anything
22—To burn with water
25—Boy’'s plaything
29—Belonging to us
31—Cafe offering entertainment
83—Toilet case
38—Kind of duck
41—Collection of information about
one subject
42A—A Tartar
44—Preposition (abbr.)
$A-—Monstary unit of Bulgaria
456—New Zealand parrot
45—Note of scale
Highway Officials Seek to Make So- |
liciting of Free Rides Unlaw- J
ful in State. |
Hitech hikers are in for slim picking ;
in Pennsylvania if the highway de- |
partment has its way. The next ses- |
sion of the Legislature probably will
be asked by the department to place |
restrictions on soliciting rides along
the highways of the State.
At present the highway department
is without authority to place any curb
on persons soliciting free rides from
motorists. The custom which hal
its inception among college students
hiking to foot ball games will be a
thing of the past if the Legislature
concurs in the department’s wish.
The department, it is understood,
favors the passing of a law that.
would make it unlawful to stand on
the highway and solicit rides from
the operators of private vehicles.
Companies with investments in bus
lines, trolley lines and even railroads
will not fight any legislation of that
nature. In recent years they have
told the Public Service Commission
that the increase in passenger auto-
mobile travel is seriously affecting
their revenue. Lately “hitch hiking”
has increased to such an extent that
trolley and railroad companies have
threatened to curtail schedules on
that account.
The department also seeks to check
the possibility of innocent motorists
falling the victim of criminals by giv-
ing them “lifts” along the highways.
Fox Fur King in Paris Styles.
The fox is king of the furs in Paris
this autumn and this means practical-
ly every ome of the fifty-seven vari-
eties on the market. Fox hunting is
now the most important sport for Ma-
dame for she must suit her fox to
her complexion as well as costume.
The very smartest one of the sea-
son is a slaty-blue fox which flatters
a fair, fresh skin and looks very well
with navy blue and black costumes.
Jean Patou is showing them with
chic state-grey tailleaurs which he
makes to match. :
Premet is showing some white
foxes with tufts of black peppering
them in a fascinating pattern. They
gre ideal to wear with black or navy-
Blue ones which are a kind of
mauve bois-de-rose tint are favorites
with the brunette or rosy blond.
They give a bright touch to black and
dark red-brown costume.
Cross foxes mingling tones of black
and grey with fox-red give a great
variety of choice. They are best with
rich brown or black.
Silver foxes are best on mature wo-
men. Red foxes are reserved for the
lucky auburn-haired and those with a
golden tone in their skins.
Turquoise-blue, green and beige
foxes are the perfect complement to
complexions, hair and cos-
per Money Next July.
The new issue of paper currency,
which will consist of notes of smaller
sizes than those now in circulation is
being printed by the presses of the
Bureau of Engraving and Printing at
ie rate of several million dollars a
The notes are in denominations of
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$1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500,
$1,000, $5,000 and $10,000. Approxi-
mately 53 per cent. of the entire is-
sue will be of $1 denomination.
The present plan of the Department
of the Treasury contemplates release
of the new money for general circu-
lation about July 1 of next year.
Black Locust is in More Demand.
Scattered stands of black locust are
common throughout the forest areas
of Pennsylvania, especially in farm-
ers’ woodlots. The tree La always
served a valuable purpose with the
farmer for fence posts, but is coming
into prominence in the Eastern mar-
kets because of a recent demand for
insulator pins manufactured from this
wood, according to reports recently
received by State Forester Joseph S.
Illick, of the Pennsylvania Depart-
ment of Forests and Waters.
For more than 150 years black
locust wood has been used extensive-
ly in the building of ships, as it sup-
plied the large pins which hold the
timbers together. The modern tend-
ency of wooden vessels lessened the
demand, but even at the present time
the demand is usually ahead of the
The method of lumbering and the
process of manufacturing insulator
pins is comparatively simple. After
felling the tree it is cut into billets
about fifty-seven inches in length. The
wood is classified into two classes,
first and second class. The first class
comprises all sound material over six
inches in diameter, the second class
includes all sound material below six
inches in diameter and partly sound
material over six inches in diameter.
The billets are cut into sections hav-
ing the length of the desired pins, and
then run through a rip saw, after
which the pins are turned on a lathe
to the desired form, together with
the thread. The insulator pins are
then placed in burlap bags and stored
in a drying shed for about a week.
Careful inspection of the pin is
necessary before shipping. thin
trace of bark, superficial boring, or a
split are considered defects. Pins
with major defects are scrapped,
while pins with minor defects are
worked into smaller pins.
A full operating crew of six men
can turn out about 6000 pins per day.
Such a small industry may be a good
source of revenue for owners of tim-
berland which contains black locust.
——The Watchman gives all the
New Subjects for Conversation
OW that the Election is over we shall
have to find new subjects for conversa-
tion — get down to real business.
Let us talk about saving something
each year and begin to do it now. This is
the one safe rule that leads to material
The man who does not save is doom-
ed to failure.
The First, National Bank
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co ees
DEALS are like stars — you will not
succeed in touching them with your
hands — but you can choose them as
your guides — and following them reach
your destiny. Let an account with this
bank be your guiding star to success.
3 per cent. Interest Paid on Savings Accounts
At $22.50
The most wonderful Men’s and Young
Men’s Suits we have ever shown.
Suits that are regularly sold at $32.50 to
$35.00. The materials are strictly all wool
and the tailoring all handwork. They are
in every new and popular color and ma-
terial— blues, greys, tans, brown and the
new Oxford.
They should be seen to be appreciated.
See them,—you will marvel at the won-
derful values, the low price.—a positive
saving of not less than $10.00
Do you think it worth while?
news while it is news.