Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, December 19, 1919, Image 6

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Bellefonte, Pa., December 19, 1919.
There's a song in the air!
There's a star in the sky!
There's a mother’s deep prayer,
And a baby’s low cry!
Aud the star rains its fire
While the beautiful sing,
For the manger of Bethlehem
Cradles a king!
There's a tumult of joy
O’er the wonderful birth,
¥or the virgin’s sweet boy
Is the Lord of the earth.
Aye! the star rains its fire
While the beautiful sing,
For the manger of Bethlehem
Cradles a king!
In the light of that star
Lie the ages impearled,
And that song from afar
Has swept o’er the world.
Hvery hearth is aflame,
And the beautiful sing
In the homes of the nations
That Jesus is King!
We rejoice in the light,
And we echo the song
That comes down through the night
From the heavenly throng.
Aye! we shout to the lovely
Hvangel they bring,
And we greet in his cradle
Our Saviour and King.
—Josiah G. Hellond.
New Kinks in Decorative Details with
Which You'll Like to Experiment.
Be merry all, be merry all,
With holly ’'round the festive hall;
Prepare the song, the feast, the ball,
To welcome merry Christmas.
So much depends upon the first im-
pression, you know.
And the outer wrapping produces
the first impression.
And, when you get inside at the ac-
tual gift, it will seem twice as valua-
ble because it has been wrapped so at-
tractively. Can’t you see the psy-
chology of it?
Naturally, you know that a dia-
mond tiara, if tied up in brown butch-
er’s paper, with a cotton string, will
look as if it had come from the ten-
cent store, while a well-designed bit
of jewelry from the aforementioned
emporium of the bargain-hunting
cognoscenti may be wrapped to look
as if it had been handed over the
~plate-glass.and mahogany counter of
.the most expensive jeweler.
. Of course, no general rule can be
laid down for anything of this kind,
because gifts and people vary greatly.
And then, a Prayer book or a Bible
would not want the same frivolous
treatment accorded a bridge set or a
volume of nonsense verse. The taste
of the recipient must also be thought
A few years back we began using
white tissue paper and red ribbon, but
now this has become just a little trite
and commonplace, and we are looking
for something else that will be equal- |
ly inexpensive and no more trouble.
And this can be brought about by a
switching to colored papers and silver
and gold cords, or by a novel manner
of tying the ribbons and attaching the
cards. - Of course, red and green are
the traditional Christmas colors, but
why cling to them always?
‘there is a new way of arranging
twe pieces of tissue paper of widely
contrasted colors, or two shades of
the same color, so that the wrapping
will have the appearance of being
two-toned. For instance, a book may
be most effectively wrapped in black
paper, lined with scarlet, and tied with
scarlet ribbons. Can’t you see how
stunning it could be made? Cut the
black sheet the necessary size to wrap
the book well, without waste; then
cut the red lining sheet just a bit
larger, so that it will extend beyond
the black one. Wrap the book so that
the edges of the paper will come on
top, and this will bring a red line
down the middle of the book. Fold
the ends into points, and tie with nar-
row red ribbon, brought together on
top and made into a double flat bow.
Fasten a small card, with your senti-
ments written or printed thereon, in
one corner, with one of the handsome
bronze seals (made of embossed pa-
per) that can now be had at your sta-
Two shades of blue or of green pa-
per are very charming when treated
in this manner, especially if silver
cord be used for the former and gold
for the latter. And a package done
in yellow and black, and tied with flat
gold cord, is a delight that the recip-
ient hates to spoil by opening it.
Of course, if a package is too large,
or of an awkward shape, this rule can-
not be followed successfully. All
gifts are undoubtedly more easily
wrapped, and their attractiveness is
greatly enhanced, by being properly
boxed before they are wrapped. When
passitls, good, plain white boxes are
est of all, for the decoration of the
box does not then conflict with the
outer wrapping.
Another pretty way of doing up
‘medium-sized boxes or books is to
prepare your two-toned paper as be-
fore; set the gift upon it “bias,” or in
such a way that the four corners of
the wrapping paper will come upon
the top of the box, like the flaps of an
envelope. This will give you some
pretty colored lines upon the top, and
the upper point can be fastened into
place with a bronze seal, and the
whole tied with ribbon or metal cord
that is knotted upon the top. A twin
seal may hold your greeting card in
In place of the ready-made seals to
be found in the stores a decoration of
yeur own may be added that is partic-
ularly effective, if you will take the
trouble to cut them out and paint
them. Five illustrations are submit-
ted for the making of these novelties.
They may vary in size as needed. The
first is a holly wreath, upon the card
of which your sentiments are to be
written. It is to be done in green and
red, and is to be held in place by run-
ning the ribbon or cord with which
the package is tied through the open-
ing in the centre.
The butterfly and the dragon fly
may be painted in any colors that will
harmonize with your wrapping. Their
wings are to be bent up and the body
pinned to your greeting card to hold
it in place, just as a seal would. The
Christmas candle and the tree have
cards below them for the expression
of your wishes, and this part is to be
pasted to your wrapping and the can-
dle and tree bent into an upright po-
sition. Numerous other devices may
be cut out and painted, but the ones
given here are the easiest to make
and are very effective. . :
In mailing packages done up in this
way be sure that the outer wrapping
is sufficiently heavy to prevent tear-
ing, so that the recipient will see a
fresh, unsoiled and untorn wrapping
when the outer covering is removed.
Printed labels, with blank spaces
for the senders and the recipients’
names and addresses may be bought
at very little cost, and this is the neat-
est and safest way to address parcel
post or express packages.
Our markets are packed now with
a splendid variety of fish flesh, fowl,
game, fruit and vegetables. Most of
the things offered in the markets may,
with confidence, be recommended, be-
cause they are in their prime condi-
The turkey is the indispensable
item in a Christmas dinner. There
can be no better or handsomer dish
than a turkey, well roasted, with
dainty sauce te enhance its flavor, and
delicious stuffing added.
With truffles he is incomparable;
with chestnuts, delicious; with simple
bread sauce and homely sausage the
most tasty home-made dish available,
and his flesh is wholesome and easy
of digestion.
Celery is his best accompaniment
"when boiled, and with a nice piece of
boiled bacon to nestle at his side with
appetizing crumbs crisped on the top,
he makes as tempting a dinner as one
need desire.
It is an economical way of cooking
him, too, because the stock in which
he is boiled, carefully treated, makes
capital soup.
Boiled turkey is believed by many
to be more delicate in flavor than if
Order the bird for boiling, rub the
breast over with slices of lemon to
keep the flesh white and put in enough
boiling water to cover it in a sauce-
Let it boil up again, skim well, draw
back the pan, and allow it to simmer
gently till ready.
For a turkey weighing ten pounds,
two hours’ cooking will be necessary
er bird.
The celery sauce should be made
from the water in which the bird was
Blend two heaping tablespoonfuls
of butter with two heaping table-
spoonfuls of flour together in a sauce-
pan over the fire, gradually add one
cupful of the stock and one cupful of
milk, season with salt, white pepper
and grated nutmeg.
When well boiled and of gcod flavor
add some nicely stewed celery, cut in-
$0 diced shaped pieces. Serve very
Male turkeys are the most suita-
ble for roasting and they should be
chosen young and of middle size; then
put into a saucepan with rather more
than a pint of cold water, add a small
onion, six whole peppers, a blade of
mace and salt to taste.
Not the Christmas Spirit.
“It isn’t the presents—it’s the spir-
it,” said January Jones, the million-
aire miner of Goldfield, apropos of
Christmas. “I was in a jewelry shop
last January, and something that took
place there showed me that with too
many of us the Christmas spirit is
not the proper one. I was talking to
the propretor. One of the clerks step-
ped up excitedly, his eyes beaming
with the hope of a big sale.
“ ‘Say, boss,” he whispered, ’give me
the key to the safe. There’s a lady
wants a solitaire just like the one she
has on. She thinks it will be fun to
have two rings alike.’ :
The proprietor did not bring forth
the key. He only shook his head and
said sadly:
“ ‘Don’t waste any time on her. The
ring she has on is a Christmas pres-
ent, and she only wants to find out
what it cost.”
A Delightful English Custom.
We have a custom in the New Fozr-
est (in England) of bedding freshly
all barns and stables on Christmas
eve. It is a survival of the old belief
that the cattle kneel at midnight on
Christmas eve. I have long utilized
the custom to greet all our domestic
four-legged creatures with the prom-
ise that they shall “never be sold,”
and of late years they all come to the
house for this promise. It is a good
lesson to the household. It does not
mean that the animals will die of old
age, but that, if death comes, it will
be here in their own quiet fields by
means of the painless cattle killer, in-
vented for this Society (Royal S. P.
and more must be allowed for a larg- |
C. A.)—Florence H. Suckling.
Christmas in Bethlehem.
On No place in all the world has a
Christ- greater interest in the Christmas sea-
mas morn- son than Bethlehem. The normal pop-
ulation of the town where Christ was
born is less than 5,000, but during
Christmas week it becomes a great
cosmopolitan center of 50,000 or 60,-
000 souls, all eager to pay homage to
the place hallowed by the Saviour’s
birth. :
In Bethlehem people are brought
face to face with the wonderful scenes
which are but feebly known to the rest
of the world. Here they may see the
I place where the three wise men of the
beating drums.: And, oh, it is a won- ' East halted after their long journey.
der tree, with heaps of things for , Here they worship the shrine inclos-
me to see. Rare gifts hang upon | ing the manger in which Christ was
the side, which tinseled fairies | born.
ing when I
wake and
sleep-dust from
my eyes I shake, I
see a sight that
makes me start and
causes thumpings in my
heart: A Christmas tree—
oh, pretty sight—with can-
dies, bells and balls alight.
With horns and dolls and sugar
plums, and skates and trains and
cannot hide. A soldier doll, ! They walk along the same road fol-
a doll house, too, and | lowed by the Virgin Mary in her jour-
strings of gold come to ney to the ancient city. They see
my view, and buildings and ruins which the eyes of
the infant Christ rested upon. The
tiny city, crescent shaped and beauti-
ful to look upon, teems with the real-
| ities which the rest of the world cel-
| ebrates,
as I look,
I seem to
hear sweet Christ-
mas music, soft and clear.
A merry Christmas, it seems to say,
A merry, happy, holy day!
——Pass one along every where ——
you go to every one you meet or have | Country Notice—“It is forbidden to
any dealings with and watch for the | tie horses to trees, as they bark and
result in a week or two. thus destroy the trees.”
ee —
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in Your Barn
Means Dollars
in Your Pocket.
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food becomes available under natural soil condi-
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Every sack of
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vears of contin-
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by Buy By This Trade Mark :
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Agents of character
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2 Holiday Season is here, and with it comes
the desire for specially nice things for the table.
We have them all, in the finest quality : Oranges and
Nuts, Grapes and Berries, Dried Fruits, Fancy Cheese, all the
staples to be found in a good grocery, -and our own make of
incomparable Mince-Meat.
In season and out we handle only the best goods
procurable, and at reasonable prices. ‘Try them.
Sechler & Company
57-1 Bush House Block....Bellefonte, Pa.
rear wheels track.
and rear axle.
on. Chain-Driven Exclusively.
t@ Just received a carload of Conklin Wagons.
Axles coupled together with angle steel reach ; coupled short, dividing load between front
Wide-tired wheels.
Positively not a worm or cog gear on the machine.
levers. The lightest, easiest running and most practical Spreader.
Be like a wagon. Solid bottom bed with heavy cross pieces, and supported by full width of sides.
Front and
Axle not used as a bearing for gears to run
No clutch. Operated by only two
Dubbs’ Implement and Seed Store.
No moving parts on rear axle.
All sizes and for all purposes. 62-47
Let. the Fauble
Store be your
Christmas Store
Everything for
Man or Boy
We can please you
The institution with which you main-
tain banking relations can be of service to
you in many ways.
Your Banker
does not consider that its service to its pa-
trons ceases. with the safeguarding of their
funds. It keeps in personal touch with all
of them in such a way as to be of assistance
very often when other matters develop
affecting their interest.
It Invites You to Take Advantage
of Its Unusual Service.
The Centre County Banking Co.
34 Ton for Light Hauling
Big Truck for Heavy Loads
“Greatest Distance for Least Cost”