Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, January 25, 1929, Image 6

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HE young Russells had come t
Oakville in the procession ol
eager workers the recent establish- |
went of a factory had brought
j there. They were very young indeed ,
and fresh from the city. Indeed, it was
the first time in her life that I'each
Russell had ever set foot in a small
country town. She found a keen dif: |
{ference from what she had been used |
“But 1 like it, Billy; 1 really do,” |
‘ghe told ber husband. “It's so quiet |
‘and orderly. I'm sure we cud save
ilots of money here. Aud do you know
‘what I'm thinking?”
“No; what?” returned Billy. He wag,
continually being astonished by the
‘wisdom of I'ach’s little blond pate.
She was only a confectionery sules- |
girl when he married her, as delec- |
itablc and unsubstantial seemingly asa
ipink french cream, but she was making |
‘a wonderful wife. Billy was a very |
igood sort of young fellow himself,
isteady and grave and honest, but he |
would have told you frankly that he
lewasn't a marker to Peach.” And sf
he thought now.
i “I've been thinking that 1 wish we
jhad a real home,” said Peach. “You
jknow, Billy, a little house where I
icould learn to cook and do things like
ithat. It's nice here at Mrs. Killen's,
{but it costs so much, I'm sure we
could live cheaper in our own home.
{And {f we're ever going to have a
home we want to establish It while
we're young.”
“You're right, Peachie,” agreed Bil:
Iy. “We'll look up a house.”
One March Saturday when they haa
half a day’s leisure they went forih
to look for a house. They had gath-
ered a few facts to guide theni, but
they were as ignorant as ever were a
a pair of young birds attempting to
build their first nest.
Not that Saturday did they find what
they wanted, and perhaps they never
+-ould have found it at all if it had not
voen for Mr. Kling, the kindly real
+ tate man, As It was, the instant they
~~w the house they knew they must
Luve it.
It was gray and sinall and compact
dike a buble bee's nest, only neither
Billy por Peach had ever scen a bun
‘ble bee's nest, so they could not draw
that comparison. Within it had Just
the kind of rooms that a pair of young
married people would delight in—a
darling tiny kitchen and dining room,
a sizable living room, a wee den to
snuggle down in cold winter evenings.
Upstairs there were two closets, all
freshly papered and white painted.
There was land enough about the little
house for flowers and vegetables and
a lawn.
¢] can just see you with your coat
off pushing a lawnmower while I sit
here on the porch darning your socks 7
whispered Peach. “Oh, Billy, let's
have it!”
«It will take lots of saving and
economy, Peachie,” said Billy.
“But it will be fun to save and
economize! I'll be the best little saver
and economizer you ever Saw, Billy.
‘Honest, I will.”
What could Billy say to that except
that she should have the house? Mrs.
‘Duke smiled wryly.
I forgot to say that Mus. Duke was
the woman who owned the house and
lived in it. She was very old, in
Peacl’s eyes, and she had never been
anything that was worth looking at.
She sniffed and cackled and sighed--
ghe was just that kind of woman. She
made Peach feel that she was making
a sacrifice when she gave up her dear
little house.
“I've lived here twenty-six years,’
ehe spiffed, “and Mr. Duke has beewn
‘gone from me sixteen. That's a long
{ime to be a widow, my dear. I
wouldn't sell out only my sister wants
me to come and live with her. 1 hope
you'll be goud to my dear little house.
I always wash the paint spring and
£all with gasoline and water. Be care
ful about always taking hold of the
doorknobs. And if you have rubber
heels put on your shoes your floors will
stay nice longer. And you must al
ways lower the winder in the kitchen
when you bile meat. And then"—a
heavy sniff—“there’s my birdies, my
dear little wrens. They come every
spring und nest under the veranda.
How they'll miss me! I hope you'll be
good to them, my dear. My poor little
wrens! If you'll just throw them a few
erumbs now and then. It's a hard
world for little birdivs. I hope you'll
feed my wrens.” 5
Peach nearly wept as she heard this.
She promised everything, especially to
feed the wrens. She did not know
what wrens were. Almost the only
bird names she knew were the swan
and the ostrich, and she had seen
them in the city parks. She made up
her mind there and then that she
would protect and care for Mrs. Duke's
little birdies, even as Mrs. Duke her-
self would have done.
Within a week Mrs. Duke was gone
and the Russells were in the little
gray house. They had nothing, being
so newly married, to make a home out
of aside from love and energy and
high enthusiasm. But there was a
really well-stocked furniture store and
a second-hand shop, both open to their
patronage. Perhaps Peach bought
most at the second-hand shop. She
found such bargains there and they
cost so little. And Billy discovered
that he was something of a genius with
hammer and gluepot.
Such a good time as they had with
their home-making! Such adventures,
tle and
‘ures of the
such trials which, however, alwuys
turned out tv be joyful occasions. And
Peach's new cook book! What a mys
tery it was at first! But che had the
sense not to attempt the impossible ai
first. And the first time she placed &
simple lit*le meal of baked macaron
and cheese before Billy he did nol
know that she had practiced upon ¥
for days unbeknown to him! i
One morning Peach was awakened
by a great twittering about her oper
bedroom window. She opened her eyes
1t was scarcely light but she could seé
a little bird sitting on the window-sil
looking in at her. This was oue of
Mrs. Duke's wrens! The friendly little
creature! She meant to cultivate him
Next night when she went upstain
to bed she found the same little bir¢
—or so she thought—sitting on the
cord that held the electric light buil
before her little dressing table. Fright
ened, the bird flew down from the
cord and went under the bed. It tood
both Ler and Billy and an hour’s work
to get him successfully out of th
Billy begun to complain that thy
chirping of the birds kept Lim awake
mornings when he should be sleeping
They aroused him as soon as it was
“They make such an infernal rack
et, Peachie. I'd rather hear the olf
“They're not so musical as 1 thought
wrens were,” admitted Peach. |
When one day she found a funny,
messy nest built on the window-ledg(
of her bedroom she felt surprised. If
pained her that Billy should tear the
nest ruthlessly away. But the birdy
came right back. Billy tore that nes|
away seven times before he convinced
the birds they were not wanted.
But the birds did build in the biv |
ter-sweet vine at the end of the porch i
and within the porch itself. They
were increasingly noisy and nasty. .
And in no time at all the nests were
full of young birds!
Onc day Mrs. Ross came to sit uy
the porch with Peach. Mrs. Ross was
elderly and agreeable and she had tak
en more than a neighborly interest in
“Why don’t you rout out thos
dreadful sparrows?” she asked. “They
will simply drive you out of the house
if you don't.”
“Sparrows!” gasped Peach. She list:
ened, amazed, while Mrs. Ross guve
her a learned dissertation on the sub:
ject. “Sparrows!” she repeated. “I
thought they were wrens!”
“Come over tomy house and I'll show ,
you a wren,” replied Mrs. Ross laugh- :
But it was not until, fascinated ana
charmed, Peach listened to the spon-
taneous outburst of the tiny golden-
throated prima donna in Mrs. Ross’
birdhouse that she realized how she
had been deceived. When she told Mrs.
Ross about Mrs. Duke's injunction to
“feed my wrens” the woman laughed
“Myra Duke,” she said, “played &
good joke on you. Probably she is
laughing in her sleeve over it at this
minute. Oh yes, she knew the dif- |
ference. And I'll tell you how I know.
She didn't like me and she knew I
loved my wrens. So she cultivated .
these pesky sparrows thinking they |
would drive away the other birds. Get
rid of the sparrows and the wrens
will come, mark my words.”
The young Russells acted on her ad-
vice. They got rid of the sparrows.
Then the real wrens came.
Odd Mineral That Is
Mined Only in Utah
Gilsonite is one of the oddest min-
srals in the world. According to the
bureau of mines, it Is mined only in |
Utah and is a brilliant, black, as-
phaltic substance used in the manufac-
ture of varnish, paint, electrical in- |
sulation, inks, telephone mouthpieces,
electric switch handles and knobs
and buttons of various kinds.
This queer mineral was discovered |
the first white man settled in the val-
ley in 1878. At first it wus thought
.n Ashley valley several years after |
to be a variety of coal
a peculiar odor and instead of reduc-
ing to ashes melted and became a tar- .
like substance.
éiyarious theories have been ad
veins of gilsonite in Utal,” says the
bureau of mines. “The most plausible
theory appears to be that the forma-
tion of this great synclinal basin re-
sulted in gigantic cracks in the brit-
nonelastic sandstone meas-
Uintah formation with
enough heat to distill the oily matter
in these carbonaceous measures from |
the underlying Green river shales.”
Gardens at Night
The delights of the garden have
oeen heretofore limited to the hours of |
daylight, when the beautiful colors
and arrangements of the plants could
be observed, but this delight is now to
be enjoyed at night as well, by the use
of flood lighting. The lights are bid
den and are located to make spots of
light and shade throughout the land-
scape work with
The modern art of illumination engi
neering has gone among the rose
pushes and thickets with its flaming
brush and daubed and tinted with a
delicacy of lime and color that is win-
ping for this tourain the reputation
of being “the painted garden.”
Avoid Meddling
Meddling never pays any dividends
except trouble. It brings no friends,
creates no jobs, results in no galn.
There is & Spanish proverb which apt-
ly describes it: “He that mindeth not
his own business shall never mind
mine.” —Grit.
proving the claim.
! each day.
When fit :
burned, however, it gave off large a day as railroad weightmaster at
quantities of dense black smoke with |
i college.
slants used by florists are so prepared
the fond. |
fascinating effect.
2 1"
dian Collaee Craduate
» - t -
Lives in Cabin.
Torcnio.— Women are “sitting on the
top of the world” in many fields of
activity, but to Miss Kutlileen Rice,
graduate of the University of Toronto,
goes (he unusual distinction of active
cperations as a mining prospector.
Mining is one of the chief topics of
conversation in Canada at present, but
while the Dione wonian, the busiuess
woman znd the professional woman
discuss how many shares of this or
what they own, biiss Rice is working
her claim ler part in the romance
of mining is a definite one. At pres
ent Lier base camp Is on an island in
lierb lake. or to use the more melodi
ous Indizn wuame, VWekusho
porihern Manitoba. From this base
she has worked since 1421. Here she
lives in a log cabin that barks back
to the days of the pioneers, and nere
she pioneers on one of her most prom-
ising claims, a copper and nickel vein
on an island, within a sione’s throw
of her cabin Huard work bas been
tangled up in the romance, and Miss
Rice had considerable difficulty 1
Now. however, she
is receiving encouragement, for engi-
neers on the ground have prououncer
the prospects good
Tqtes a Gun.
Kathleen Rice is one of those “girls
of the great open spaces Who tote
guns,” seen often on the screen das be-
ing typical of Canada. but very rare,
indeed, in the Canada of real life.
Most women would be satisfied to gain
distinction in man's field by prospect-
ing in the sunnuer, Lut Miss Rice adds
further laurels to her outdoor reputa-
tion by trapping in the winter. In
this way she actually is successful
enough to make her stake for summer
operations. While she uses a gun like
a veteran, she never shoots for sport.
Once, when a moose fell to her rifle
she preserved the meat for future use.
Devotion to animals is one of Miss
lice's outstanding characteristics. Al-
ways, in the North, she Is seen with
and known by her famous dogs. De-
spite the unwritten law of the north
country, she ignores and never uses
the lash. In this matter she has the
full approval of the dogs, who not
only shower her with devotion but re-
pay her by being the best trained dogs
within hundreds of miles.
Lone Venture.
It is now 15 years since Miss Rice,
daughter of Henry Lincoln Rice, B. A,
of Toronto, went North on a lone ven-
ture, The spirit of adventure was
financed by a college chum from Chi-
cago, who staked her when she home-
steaded in the name of her brother,
Lincoln Rice, of St. Mary's, Ontario.
The young Canadian girl was tited of
cities and classrooms. She longed for
the North; felt “the call of wind-swept
places,” so she left her position as a
mathematics specialist in an Ontario
high school and hiked to an unknown
land. The rest of the story is teem-
ing with adventure; her richest gold
quartz claim is on the shore of Herb
lake, in the line of strike with the
Bingo, Rex and Kinski mines. Be-
cause Starr is a family name, she calls
it the Starr claim, The name con-
nects the Rice family with the earliest
New England settlement. This claim
shows not only gold but other high
mineral values. She was one of the
first prospectors In the North to find
Danish Student Called
“Busiest Man in Pitt”
Pittsburgh Pa.—Christian Neilson,
a Danish student at the University of
Pittsburgh, has won the distinction of
being called the “busiest man In
Neilson, registered for a premedical
course, is doing two full-time jobs
He carries on a full sched-
ule of studies and works eight hours
Aliquippa, near-by steel center. He
travels 50 miles each day to go to and
from the university.
Injured several years ago while with
. the Danish merchant marine, he was
vanced aus to the formation of the lett mt Baltimers in fecuperaie Later
he came to this district, completed a
four-year high school course in three
years with highest honors and entered
When he was left in Balti
more he could not speak a word of
Inglish. Now he speaks the language
flawlessly. :
Puts Color in Leaves
and Finds Trick Pays
Jacksonville, Fla.—Green oak leaves
| cake an autumnal turn In about five
minutes in the factory here of Dr.
tlenry Dux, who rouges nature's
| cheeks so successfully that he finds
| a ready market for his goods.
in Doctor Dux’s factory leaves and
as to make them last indefinitely with-
| out becoming brittle and without los-
ing their natural beauty.
The head of the factory, a licensed
| physician, says the process of treat-
ment of the le.—ecs, plants and ferns
"that come to his workshen for beau-
| tification is secret.
Find Old Ballot
i.exington, Va.— “For President,
Jefferson Davis of Mississippi,” is the
heading of a faded ballot presented to
! {the Lee museum of Washington and
Lee university. The ballot, found in
an ante-bellum home at Petersburg,
Va, was used in the first and only
Presidential election of the Confed-
| eracy and bears the date November
15, 1861.
the remaining ones.
Zones in Space Where
Silence Is Absolute
When rising from the earth's sur- |
face, the air becomes lighter and mv :e :
rarefied. All of iis compouenis de- |
crease in amount; at SO miies up thera
is lictle or no oxygen and the density
of the air at that altitude is about one
one-hundredth that at the sea lever;
at 50 miles, the nitrogen ceuses, and
there is practically no water vapor
above five miles. Above 25 miles the,
air is too rare to transmit sound and
absolute silence there prevails. AS
the air is very rare at that altitude,
and as no motes or dust are there,|
the light waves pass almost unobs
structed, and there is nearly total
darkness and absence of all color; the
temperature, too, is very low, prob-
ably approaching that of outward
space, this region is then one of dark,
cold silence. The fact, however, that
meteors sometimes become luminous
at the height of 100 miles and more, |
shows that there is an atmosphere of.
sonie sort at that height, probably
hydrogen, helium or kindred unknown |
Rival Lovers Submit
to Cruel Punishment
A quaintly wild custom for the cap-
cure of young maids’ hearts has sup-
vived in the Sudan down to the press
ent day. Where it is a case of two
young men enamored of tiie same girl,
they subject themselves to the ‘‘moba~
tanab,” a love test of a savagely cruel
The rivals hail down blows on one
another’s backs either with a whip or
stick, the weapon having been agreed
upon by them in advance. The one
who bears up the longest under the i
punishment takes home the bride and i
receives the title of “Achu-el-Banat” |
(Brother of the Daughters). Although
these contests have been prohibited |
by the police, they continue to ba |
leld in secret.
New Kind of Disease
It was at one of those Sunday din- :
ners that only Hoosier mothers can
prepare. Every one proceeded to eat !
too much, as Is usually the case on
such occasions. At last Uncle Otto, re- |
fused the sixth—or maybe it was the
When urged to partake of cake and
dessert, he declined with the tactfw
“It looks mighty tempting, but I
have limitations.”
Hearing this, William, his nephew,
age seven, asked:
“What kind of disease is that, Uncle
Otto?”’—Indianapolis News.
Famous Italian Caves
Italy claims to have the two deep-
est subterranean caverns in the world.
The deepest is the famous Abisso del
Preta, near Verona, and the second
deepest is the cave of Verco, near the
River Isonzo. Hitherto both have re- !
mained practically unexplored, but the
Alpine society of Julian Venetia re-
cently led an expedition to the bottom
of the cave of Verco. The mouth of
the cave is 1,900 feet above sea level
and the depth from the mouth to the
lowest pit is about 1,700 feet. The cave
contains several lakes and streams.
Tides Within Earth?
Edmund Halley was the first to note
the decrease in the spinning rate of
the earth, and Sir George Darwin, sec-
ond son of Charles Darwin, ascribed
this phenomenon to the friction pro-
duced by the tides piling up on shore .
and dragging across the bottom of shal- ;
low seas. That, however, would ac- |
count for only two-thirds of the ag-
gregate loss of speed, and Professor
Boss believes that the difference can
be ascribed to the existence of similar
tides within the earth as well as in the
Handkerchief’s Beginning |
The necktie worn by the men of to- |
day was evolved from the bunch of
fabric adopted in long ages past, which
was worn as a protection for the
clothing. It served as a napkin at
meals and general utility at other
times. To shield its offensiveness it
took the form of a fancy lace-trimmed
article and subsequently men who
were more exquisite than others took
to carrying one of these in the hand,
which finally led to the idea of the
Has Legs to Spare
An argument for the harmlessness |
of the centipede is deduced from the
fact that when the creature is grasped
it does not try to defend itself, but
seeks rather to escape. It often does
so by “leaving its legs behind.” That
fs, the creature automatically throws
off a number of legs that have been |
caught by the enemy and limp off on |
It can easily
spare a dozen or more of its thirty
legs, for the lost members are re-
No Expenditure for Ice
A natural cold-storage plant cem-
curies old has been a boon to the rein-
deer industry at Elephant Point, Alas-
ka. A tunnel was cut for 100 feet into
an immense glacier, then a shaft sent
up through the top for circulation of
air. Several individual chambers or
rooms were gouged out of the ice to
hold in cold storage about 5,000 rein-
deer carcasses to await the arrival of
refrigerator ships to transport the
meat to Seattle.
alin TORET
em re em © mm
Policy of Religious Freedom
Dooms Old Creeds.
Nanking, China.—Confuciunism, un-
der the nctionalist regime, has lost
jits last claim to be the state re-
ligion of China.
The Nanking government has de-
screed that nothing be done to pre:
vent veneration to the memory and
teachings of the great sage, but the
old influence of Confucius has crum-
bled under the weight of modern
istic nationalism.
This summary of Nanking's atti-
| tude toward the ancient faith and
code which has molded Chinese
thought and conduct for more than !
two thousand years was given the
Associated Press by a direct descend-
ant of Confucius who is also a mem:
ber of the nationalist government. He
is Dr. H. H. Kung (Kung Hsiang-shi)
of the seventy-fifth generation In di-
rect line from the sage, whose Chi-
nese name was Kung Fu-tzn. Doc-
tor Kung, alumnus of Oberlin and
Yale universities, is minister of in-
dustry and commerce and, while
proud of his Confucian lineage, is + | FE
“Many persons, especially abroad. |
erroneously conceive of Confucianism |
as a religion,” said Doctor Kung.
«Confucianisin actually is a code of
philosophy. a standard of ethical con-
duct for which no claim is made of
divine or supernatural sanction.
“However, the policy of the nation-
alist government is complete religious
freedom and toleration, and we shall
do nothing to interfere with those
who still worship Confucius.
“Certainly we shall do nothing to |
cast disrespect on the memory of
this great man, who is venerated as
the great sage and teacher of the
Chinese people.”
Noted Scot to Judge
there’s only
the price of
a paper of
pins between
Pn Re ai
good light
and bad for
all evening.
Steers at Exposition
hicago.— Visitors at the Interna+
tiona! Live Stock expesition, to bq
held in Chicago from December 1 to 8,
will have the opportunity of seeing
Walter Biggar of Dalbeattie, Scotland,
judge the individual street classe®
It will be the fourth time that Mr. |
Bigzar has crossed the Atlantic in
this capacity. Opinion is that this di-
vision of the exposition requires a
fund of knowledge of animal form and
a great deal of care and good judg-
ment in exercising it. Ring-side audi-
ences, reporters of the show, and ex- |
Libitors themselves are united in their
opinion that the work has never been
performad more faultlessly than by
this Scottish judge. It will evolve
upon him to pick the grand-champion
steer of the show. From $1.10 to $3.60
a pound have been paid for these
grand-champion selections of Walter |
Biggar, in the auctions of fat cattlr
that foliow his judging.
A Canadian of note among live
stock circles who will visit the Chi- |
cago show in the capacity of judge is
William Dryden of Brooklin, Ontario.
He will serve as one of a committee
of three to pass upon the Aberdeen-
Angus breed, and another illustrious
Canadian is W. L. Carlyle, who will |
journey to Chicago to tie the ribbons
in the Clydesdale horse classes. Mr.
Carlyle is the manager of the Prince
of Wales ranch at Calgary, Alberta.
Soldier's Pay Is a Gift,
Court Rules in Canada
vancouver, B. C.—lolding thal a
soldier cannot sue for his pay, Justice
Audette, in exchequer court, dismissed
the suit of John Williams Cooke for
$3,275 claimed due as pay and allow-
ances for time he was held as a pris
oner in Germany.
says he was prisoner, he was classified
on army rolls as a deserter and his
pay stopped.
The case was decided on the crowns |
contention that there was no con-
_tractual relation between soldier and
. crown, the undertaking of the latter
to pay being voluntary and the pay
! itself a gratuity, since the soldier, as
| a citizen of the state, could not enter |
into a contract with himself.
2,976 Languages
Berlin.—A total of 2,976 languages
spoken throughout the world is given
by Der Deutsche as the result of care-
fully compiled statistics from the vari-
ous countries. This number includes
the many barbaric means of expres-
sion used in various obscure corners
of the earth.
Liberia Floods Uncover
Rich Diamond Field
Monrovia, Liberia. — Recent
heavy rains have disclosed the
existence of what appears to be
a rich diamond field. In the
wake of disastrous floods which:
changed the landscape in many
sections of the country four dia
monds of excellent quality have
heen found.
A report of a survey made by
an English engineer 20 year:
ago says: “I have every reason
to believe that on this spot a
new diamond field will one da)
pe found having the same char
acter as the great Kimberley
mines.” The report designated
the exact locality where the re.
cent discoveries were made.
During the time he
At a Reduced Rate, 20%
33 J. M. KEICHLINE, Agent
. @ There are many, very &
8 many, mothers who through
Scott's Emulsion
power of
3 of que Yiiaming. beating §
cod-liver oil to help nourish ¢
: & and strengthen the §
: SA poptly developed
i P child. Itis abundant
r1 in the vitamines that
\ are so essential to
the welfare of
dren. nd dle.
ildren and ad af
Race & Bowne, Bloomfield, N. J.
Free siik HOSE Free
Mendel's Knit Silk Hose for Wo-
men, guaranteed to wear six
months without runners in leg or
holes in heels or toe. A mew pair
VREE if they fail. Price $1.00.
‘This Interests You
'| The Workman’s Compensation
| Law went into effect Jan. 1, 1916.
It makes insurance compulsory.
{| We specialize in placing such in-
| surance. We inspect Plants and
recommend Accident Prevention
Safe Guards which Reduce Insur-
| ance rates.
It will be to your interest to con-
sult us before placing your Insur-
State College Bellefonte
Fine Job Printing
at the
There is mo style of work, from the
cheapest “Dodger” to the finest
that we can not do in the most sat-
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consistent with the class of werk.
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