Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, January 17, 1930, Image 6

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    To Keep Human “Motor”
in Its Best Condition
~ Here's a. new way of putting s.une
‘well-known rules of advice, which we
jbelieve will appeal to every mot: ist
does of his car.
jmemorized by all people, young 2nd
old. who wish to keep fit:
Pull. your- machine up alongside a
iBlling station regularly three times a
|day and put into it high-test fuel,
such as leafy green vegetables, fresh
|fruit, milk, dark bread and real ut
ter. Do not use substitutes—rou
wouldn't do it with a limousine. This
jhigh-test fuel is remarkable in that it
jbuilds up your automobile as well as
‘puts pep in your motor.
Run your human automobile into the
garage each night for eight hours of
rest. Remember to turn on the fan by
opening windows and getting plenty of
fresh air. This will prevent flat tires.
Run your automobile body onto the
wash rack daily.
Keep the chewing apparatus clean
Brush it night and morning.
Give your human car plenty of wa
ter to prevent a dry radiator.
Visit expert mechanics regularly
(the doctor once a year and the den
tist at least twice a year).
‘help you overhaul your machine and
discover a little knock in the motor
before you even hear it.— Hampshire
(Mass.) Gazette.
Dolphin Supreme Among
who thinks as much of himself 23 he !
They are taken from
lhe City Health,” and ought to be !
They can |
Persecutors of Whales |
Those “thresher sharks” of fabulous
dimensions are reported from the south
coast as fast becoming a formidable |
rival of the sea serpent and the big
gooseberry, writes Looker-on in the
London Daily Chronicle.
fairly common during summer arcand
Cornwall, where they do vast damage
to pilchard and mackerel nets,
which they completely wind them-
selves, like a caterpillar in his chrys-
alis. The thresher shark is also called
They are |
in |
the sea fox, from the remarkable tail
which he uses to frighten shoals of
fish, and so make them more easily
There are sailors’ yarns that
this whiplike tail is sometimes used '
for flogging whales to death. But the
real persecutor of the whale is the glad:
iator dolphin or sword grampus (Dol
phinum gladiator), a very carnivorous
fellow, who kills and eats whales,
seals, and even his brother porpoises
Contrasting Inaugurations
‘ Franklin® Pierce, who took office in
1853, is said to have been the first
President to deliver his inaugural ad-
dress witheut netes. His voice was
remarkably clear and he roused great
enthusiasm by his handsome appear-
ance, dignified bearing and unusual
vowers of oratory.
Jackson, whose induction into high
office in 1829 was attended by some
of the wildest scenes in inauguration:
‘day history, delivered an inaugural
‘that stands as one of the briefest’ on
‘record. It took him only a few miin-
ates to read it.
Prevent Infection
It is a good plan to have a small
ilgnitying glass. such as an inexpen-
side linen tester, handy on the bath-
oom shelf to make sure the children’s
scratches, cuts and other minor wounds
Aare perfectly clear of extraneous ma-
‘terials This tester will discover tiny
“bits. of dirt, hair or fuzz that the
waked eye can never see, Removed,
‘the wound becomes simply a matter of
fienling. Many bad cases of infec-
3 ion might have been prevented by
Just such a simple device.
4 ! Over-Painted Bell
EMuch of the slung indulged in by
iSeawen dates back to the Elizabethan
period. In a little book entitied “Sea
‘Slang, ” Frank Bowen traced the origin
ot many of these quaint terms. A sea-
: hain’ ‘whose home port is Glasgow is
“boiled bell,” a term of mild ridicule.
The reference is to a\fraditional bell
resented to Fort Glasgow, in which
e sailors living there took such pride
at they painted it so much it would
paint off.—Detroit News.
Inauguration Coincidences
4 ! President McKinley's first inaugura-
§ on took place on the centennial of
piiyvashington’s retirement from public !
‘sot ring. They then had to boil the
iflife, a coincidence that failed to at- |
iM act public attention at the time.
i he ceremonies attending the begin-
«i‘ping of McKinley's second term fell
Hn the centennial of the first inaugu-
“nation of Jefferson, first President to !
“ge 1 inaugurated at our permanent seat
LogE government at Washington.
titi :
% ol . He Man
Two lads were visiting their aunt. |
i The older was very neat and made no
13 objection to the daily bath demanded
“of them by the fastidious aunt. The
. wounger lad had an aversion to wa-
ter and his fond aunt asked:
-5 ¥Why do you always howl abou!
! aghing? Your big brother never acts
Aike that.”
. #Well, he is stuck on the girls ana
‘wints te look pretty. I'm a man’s
Ymgn,V replied the aggrieved lad.
y. :
! Not Crushed by Criticism
Criticism should not be. taken too
seriously. Edison, tinkering with hig
electric light bulb, was told by scien-
tists that it couldn’t be done. But ha
dig it, because he was indifferent to
other men’s experience and criticism,
Little Child Led Where
Police Feared to Ente:
“Teddy” is a dog, a police dog. Not
a dog attached to the police force, but
one of those up-standing-eared fellows
alert from the tips of his paws to the
tip of his husky tail. The “police”
refers to his hreed and not to his af
Lieut. Maurice A. Kelliher and
Sergt. Oliver J. Barron found this out
when they tried to persuade Teddy to
let them enter his home in the absence
of any members of the family. Teddy
was just plain “tough” and the en-
thusiasm with which he indicated
what he meant to do was very con-
Teddy’s mistress, Mrs. Marcella Vas-
chilla, had been stabbed and taken
away to a hospital. It was necessary
for the detectives to enter the house,
but T2ddy said, “No.” That Teddy
would have been a target for the offi-
cers’ bullets or a victim of gassing
seemed the only waw
And then a small boy of the neigh-
borhood appeared on the scene. With-
out hesitation he walked into the
house. Teddy wagged his tail and
said, “Hello, old sport,” in the best
dog language, submitting in the mean-
time to being tied so that he was no
longer a menace to officers of the law.
Thus a little child dié lead two
husky bluecoats. — Worcester Tele-
Coffee and Revolution
Companions in History
One writer points out that “what-
ever may be said about causes and
circumstances, the French revolution
was not brought about until coffee as
well as philosophy had come to Paris.”
And, had he known of it, doubtless he
would have found further significance
in certain events in our own country.
It was no other than a coffee house
—the famous Burns coffee house,
which once stood on the west side of
Broadway just north of Bowling
(ireen—that afforded a meeting place
on October 31, 1765. for the rebellious
merchants who adopted resolutions to
import no more British goods until
the stamp act should be repealed
Moreover. it was in the Green Dragon.
most celebrated of Boston's coffee
house taverns, that Paul Revere and
John Adams. Warren and James Otis
met for those conferences so fraught
with consequence in 1776 of the War
of Independence.—New York Herald
Weasel’s Mixed Diet
A weuasel’'s winter store located by
a German naturalist in a poplar tree
about to be cut up in a saw mill
proved interesting. Nc fewer than +
mice haa been carefully stacked one
above the other, in an orderly pile
with sand and mold between them to
form ap air-tight mound. These mice
were in as fresh condition as if the)
had just been caught. Two magpies
had been placed on tcp of them, and
a large collection of acorns fti.led the
cavity tc the entrance
which was just large enough for the
weasel to slip inside. In the same
poplar was another store. whose
owner was a squirrel.
Precious Stones in History
At Rome there is an emerald which
was sent to the pope from Peru after
the conquest of that country by the
Spaniards. In Egypt finely cut gems.
skillfully engraved, have been found
beside mummies in tombs dating from
a remote era. » The conquerors of Mex
ico found many beautifully wrought
stones among the Incas, cut and en
graved with images from an early
epoch of their history. The mythology
of ancient India contains numerous
references to precious stones, and they
are frequently mentioned in the songs
and ballads of that people.
Matter of Long Dispute
The {rue origin of the expression
“0.K.” is not definitely known, though
several explanations have been de-
rived from a Choctaw Indian word
meaning “It is so”; it has been at-
“tributed to an Indian chief, Old Keo
kuk; it has been considered the ini
tials of *“Orl Korrect”; it has been
called’ an error for “0. R.” (ordered
recorded). Another authority as
+ eribes it to Aux Caves. pronounced
o-l: ay, in Llaiti, from which the best
rum and tobacco were expored in Co
tonial days.
As a matter “of fact, the congregat-
ing impulse in human nature isn’t
what it once was, and for readily dis-
cernible reasons. In what we call our
modern “community life,” most of us
are forced to congregate whether we
like it or not. People must, of neces-
1 sity, spend so much time in crowds—
in streets, stores, trains and highways
—that they are naturally anxious to
escape from the turmoil in their lei-
sure hours.—R. , Sherwood, in Scrib-
|’ ner’s.
“Dragon’s Blood” in the Arts
The “Dragon’s Blood” of commerce
is a red gum made from the ripe
fruit of palm trees growing in Siam
and the Dutch East Indies. [t is
used in the pharmicy and finds its
way iato the arts as a means for
coloring varnish and also for use in
photo engraving. It is secured from
the nut by a process of steaming and
crushing. The product is sent to
ivenang and Singapore and thence it
is shipped haif way sround the world
te yoints in Europe and Ainerica.
- sermons?
Explaining Bent Cross
on Crown of Hungary i
With reference to a question re-
cently asked concerning the famous’
St. Stephen’s crown of Hungary and
the reason why the cross on top of it
is bent, a Hungarian reader, B. 8S.
writes as follows: “As a painter I
painted signs which bear the Hun
garian royal crown. My master told
me they had a revolution in 1848 and
some one buried the crown in the for-
est of Lakwa, southeast of Zlatica. No-
body knew of it for years until Franz
Josef was to be crowned. The gov-
ernment sent men to look for it and
by the help of a Serbian shepherd
they found it with its cross bent.” This
story is confirmed by Henri de Wen-
del’s book, “The Real Francis-Joseph,”
which states: “Before Kossuth left. |
he buried with his own hands the Hun
garian crown, the old crown of St.
Stephen, in the neighborhood of the
frontier village of Orsova. When it
was recovered later, the little cross
on the top was found bent on one side.
From this time onward the arms of
Hungary have borne a crown with a
cross bent toward the left.”—Detroit |
Beaver’s Powerful Tail
Serves Many Purposcs
There is a popular belief that the
beaver’s tail is shaped as it is to en-
able him to use is as a trowel in his
construction work. Seientists, how-
ever, have observed that the beaver
usually carries in his fore paws the
mud, rock or sticks with which he .
builds and that he uses the tail tJ |
steady himself, either by planting it
on the ground or by waving it from !
side to side. In the water he uses is
as a rudder and sometimes as a pro-
The beaver’s tail is flat and wide.
Its steering power is taxed to the limit
as the beaver swims, tuglike, by the
side of a pole or log that he is towing
to the house, dam, or food cache. It
keeps him from moving in circles. By
its loud slaps on the surface of the
water, the tail also serves as a “signal
gun” which acts as a warning to
friends or enemies.
Weasel’s Store
In a recent issue we mentioned a
bird that provides stores for the wip
ter. Weasels share this foresight.
When glicing a poplar at a sawmill
it was found that no fewer than 44
mice had been carefully stocked, one
above the other, in an ordered pile,
with sand and mould between them, to
form an airtight mound. These mice
were in as fresh condition as if they
had just been caught.
Two magpies had been placed on
top of them, and a large collection of
acorns filled the hollowed-out cavity
to the entrance, which was just large
enough for the weasel to slip sides
London Tit-Bits. *
Coconut Propagation !
Coconuts are propagated differently
from almost any form of fruit or nuts.
The coconut, ‘as it forms in the outer.
hull, is buried in the ground, and the i
embryo gains nourishment first from
the coconut milk, and as the growth of
the plant advances the white meat |
which we eat hecomes soft and spongy |
and also feeds the young plant. After
a certain stage of development has
been reached small roots reach out
into the ground, and by the time they
are sufficiently long’ and strong enough
to feed the nourishment to the plant
from the earth the original coconut
has entirely disintegrated.
Milton and Music \
Much depends upon when and where
you read a book. In the five or six
impatient minutes before the dinner is
quite ready, who would think of tak-
ing up the “Faerie Queene” for a stop
gap, or a volume of Bishop Andrew’ §
‘Milton almost poiuires a solemn
service of music to be played befors
you enter upon him. But he brings
his music, to which who listens ‘had
need bring docile thoughts, and purged
ears.—Lamb, in “Detached Thoughts.”
Galileo’s Discovery
It is recorded ; ;that Galileo was one
evening iii the cathedral of Pisa. The
swinging of a high chandelier caught
his attention, and he watched it close-
ly as its distance of travel diminished.
Suddenly he observed a significant fact
—no matter how wide the arc de-
scribed by the chandelier, the time
consumed in one complete oscillation
was always the same. From-this ob-
servation came the construction of a
clock, the forerunner of the modern
pendulum timepieces.
Alarming Moment
Eight-year-old Barbara had spent a
happy afternoon on the shores of Lake
Wawasee, gathering live mussels, hith-
erto unknown to her. She took them
up to her room, and evidently the |
night light that was left burning when |
she went to bed stimulated the cap-
tives to action, for her mother heard !
Ler calling in great alarm: “0, moth- '
er, come here! Those shells opened
their mouths at me !”—Indianapolis
: rooster) was held.
Es wn omega moc eb] tmp me eisai serene mm is moe i.
| ished rapidly.
| watian Rooster Must
Not Disturb Neighbors
Italians love their sleep and woe Sa
to any one or anything which tender to
disturb it. Because of the deterwinz-
tion of authorities to preserve quiet
during the hours of slumber, even the
most time-honored of natural alarm
clocks, the rooster, has been put onta
the blacklist in several communities.
. Recently in the commune of Volosca-
Abbazia, in the neighborhood of Fiume,
a storm of protest was raised because
an amateur poultry raiser insisted up-
on keeping a loud-winded male among
his flock of hens, contrary to the local
laws. The police lost no time in call-
ing upon the lawbreaker, and a public
execution of the miscreant (the
Now the citizens
of the community are able to sleep
until their normal hours of rising, al-
beit the local chicken keepers find
their business less profitable than
might be if they were able to sell
eggs. Apparently there is no law pre-
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venting a person from keeping hens !
on the premises, simply because a her
“annof crow.
Working Way Through
College No New Thing
The practice of earning one’s way
through college is just about as old in
America as are colleges themselves.
Some one who has been poring over
Harvard college records has discov-
ered that Zachariah Bridgen, who en-
tered as freshman in 1657, when but
fourteen years old, earned his way, at
! least in part, by “ringinge the bell and
The bureau of education at Wash-
ington refers to this as the first in-
stance on record of a student work-
ing his way; but Harvard was twenty:
one years old when Bridgen entered.
and as students were not, as a rule.
wealthy in those days, tke chances are
altogether in favor of the presumption
that in every one of those twenty-one
years there were students working to
pay their way, whether the work was
done for the college itself, as in
Bridgen’s case, or. for some private
His Staunch Belief
Rev. Cole Black, negro minister of
Muddy Waters, Las was baptizing his
converts in the river. Clepsydra Mel-
onwater was among them. As Rever-
and Black was bringing Clepsydra out
of the water he asked:
“Does yo’ believe?”
“No, sah,” replied Clepsydra.
Reverend Black scowled. Clepsydra
was ducked again and the minister
asked: “Now, does yo’ believe?”
“Yes, sah, Ah surely does,” replies
the gasping Clepsydra.
“ell de people what yo' believe,”
directed the good man.
“Well,” Clepsydra addressed the
crowd, “Ah believe de ol’ son-0’-a-gun
was tryin’ to drown me. —Capper’s
- : i
Work a Necessity ;
Work is really as much a necessity
to a man’s well being as eating and
sleeping. There is a penalty for the
neglect of food or of sleep. The neg:
“lect ‘of work has also its penalty—de- |
Work is too
terioration of character.
often regarded in the light of a punish
ment—an evil which has to be en:
dured, unless haply it can be avoided.
Work is a supreme good. It is the
most lasting pleasure. The knowledge
of work well done “makes music at
midnight!” Carlyle, speaking of in:
dustry, says: “Work is the cure for
all the maladies and miseries of man—
honest work, which you intend getting
done.”"—Mrs. Carl Kemahan, :
Martyr Patron. of Toothache
St. Apollonia, in almost all Chris
tian countries, is known as the pa-
tron of toothache and she is appealed
to in countless chapels for a cure,
The original tale has it that St. Apol-
tonia was a virgin of advanced age
:whe suffered martyrdom in A. D, 248
at Alexandria, when the Christians
were Deing persecuted. The peculiar
method of torture to which she was
subjected was having her teeth
knocked: out, her jaws crushed, rand
then, when a pyre had been lighted
and she had been asked to. abjure
Christidnity, she leaped into the flames
and died a martyr's death. —New York
Sunday World.
: Human Mineral
A large deposit of vermiculite, a re-
cently discovered mineral, was found
' near Libby, Mont, by a prospector.
This substance, flaky and micalike in
appearance, is unique In that it ex-
hibits human characteristics when
brought into eontact with heat. Upon
introduction. to a flame the mineral
commences to twist and writhe as if
making an agonized attempt to escape
the burn, meanwhile giving off drops
of water, apparently perspiration
caused by its violent effort and the
Chinese Queue Disappearing
Many Chinese still wear the pigtail,
although since the establishment of
the republic the number to retain this
style of dressing the hair has dimin-
In 1644 when the Tar-
| tar or Manchu emperors began to
Finding Key of Music
Every key signature stands for two
keys, a major and its relative minor.
This is determined by the chords, and
if in a minor key the accidental must
appear to define the leading note. The
{ast note in the bass ig almost aiways
the key note,
| reign in China the people were com-
pelled to shave the foreskull and
adopt the queque as a symbol of sub-
jection and loyalty to their new mas-
ters. At first the people resented the
imposition but opposition to it soon
died out and the queue became the
most characteristic and cherished fea-
ture of the national dress.
! There Is no style of work, from the
cheapest “Dodger” to the finest
| that we can net de In the mest sat-
i {sfactory manner, and at Prices
consistent with the class of werk.
Call en er communicate with this
you see ALL
the spots when
+. . you do the
The right size
~~ bulb properly
placed over the
Free sik 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
FREE if they fail. Price $1.00.
tub, will light-
en your wash-
day tasks
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 ins 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 Calless " Bellefonte
At a Reduced Rate, 20%
133 J. M. KEICHLINE, Agen
Fills ix § gr “5 Gold Dataliic
fis ie ASK FS Si Trne
hay BEAD YIN Retabie
sides rang with the
light—an evening’s
is a Prescription for
Colds, - Grippe, - Flu, - Deng
Bilious Fever and Malaria.
It is the most speedy remedy kmown
em ———
“ erously for several
days in Western Pennsylvania and the country
merry tinkle of sleigh bells,
that had long hung rusting in the barns. One
cheery member of the farm community had
turned to his telephone and passed along the
word for a general sleighing party by moon.
entertainment which proved
the social event of fhe year,
30 years in
Baney’s Shoe Store
WILBUR H. BANEY, Proprietor
the Business
In our meat market you will fir
all the choice cuts that can be la
We buy beefs in the original
ters and can serve you with the a
Our stock is tender and fresh. It
the best meat that money can bu
Our regular customers would not §
elsewhere, We want to add yo
patronage to our steadily growir
Telephone 687
Market on the Diamond
Bellefonte, Penna.
P. L. Beezer Estate.....Meat Market