Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 14, 1921, Image 7

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    Bellefonte, Pa., October 14, 1921.
If 1 have wounded any soul today,
If 1 have caused one foot to go astray,
Jf I have walked in my own willful way—
Good Lord forgive!
If 1 have uttered idle words or vain,
Jf 4 have turned aside from want or pain,
Jest 1 myself should suffer through the
Good Lord forgive!
J¢ 1 have craved for joys that are not
If 1 have let my wayward heart repine,
Dwelling on things of earth, not things
Good Lord forgive!
If I have been perverse, or hard, or cold,
It I have longed for shelter in the fold
‘When Thou hast given me some part to
Good Lord forgive!
Forgive the sins I have confessed to thee,
Forgive the secret sins 1 do not see.
That which I know not, Father, teach
Thou me—
Help me to live.
—C. Maude Battersby,
in Indianapolis
ee ————————
Interesting Experiment for Those Whe
Take Pleasure in the Actions of
Swimming Creatures.
It Is far more interesting to tame
sunfish and other finny visitors along
the edge of a lake than to catch
them. A few angleworms distributed
each morning will soon bring a large
school and they will become so tame
as to eat from the hand.
To an overhanging limb attach a
lever switch wired to an electric bell
on the tree or in the tent or cottage.
The switch car easily be made from a
strip of brass, slightly bent and mount-
ed on a block, with a light spring
under one end to hold it away from |
the contact point on that end. One |
wire of the bell circuit is attached to
this contact point and the other to the
pivot of the switch, Two or more dry
cells furnish the current.
From the other end of the switch a
line is hung. This is baited with a
worm strung on a thread. No hooks!
The fish pulls down, closes the cir-
cuit and rings the bell. If worms are
thrown in from the shore, it may be
Nature Lovers Will Have Fun Educat-
ing Fish to Signal for Food by Ring-
found that the fish will continue to
pull the string after the bait has all
been pulled from it. 1f fed at regular
hours in the morning, the fish will ap-
pear regularly each day.—Armstrong
. Perry in Popular Science Monthly.
Surely “Evening Dress.”
Dressed in pajamas of various hues
a party of men, among the best known
figures in society, entered a famous
restaurant in the Bois de Boulougne,
Paris, where evening dress is compul-
sory. The maitre d’hotel, despite the
{illustrious names of the guests, refused
to serve them. One, of an ancient
princely family, went out, called a po-
liceman and put the question to him
whether he was not dressed properly
io meet the restaurant rules. The
policeman scratched his head and al-
lowed that though he did not wear
them himself, to his way of thinking,
pajamas were certainly evening
clothes, whereupon the innovators en-
joyed a cool repast,
rr ———e———
Nap Caused Trouble.
1 worked in a furniture repair shop.
One night just as I was about to close
up the shop and go home, a great
storm came up. After waiting several
hours for the torrents to cease, I de-
cided to take a little nap, and, re-
moving my shoes, 1 curled up on a
large couch near the show window.
‘When my boss came next morning he
wondered why there was such a crowd
ground his window. Then he discov-
ered me still fast asleep, with my feet,
clad in lavender socks, with large holes
in the heels, stuck up in the window.
Believe me, I got my walking papers!
—Exchange. -
ie —
Embarrassing Moment.
Being in charge of a young man,
two years old, I took him, with his
parents, to church.
On that day a special collection was
taken up. As the collection plate
passed us I deposited my offering and
gave him a small amount to place in
the collection plate.
You can imagine my embarrassment,
when he deposited his offering and,
for value received, he pulled out a
handful of bills and started for the
door.— Exchange.
Deadly Work of Lightning.
While riding one mule of a team
with which he was hauling timber, a
pineteen-year-old boy was instantly
killed by a bolt of lightning which
came from an apparently clear sky in
Tallahassee, Ala. Two negroes and
a dog under an oak tree beside the
road were hit by the same bolt and
one negro and the dog were killed.
The other was knocked unconscious.
All the mules were killed.
Embellishment That Brings Frock
Into New Realm Is as impor-
tant as the Garment.
Ne Reason Why Woman Cannot Have
Any Kind eof Trimming She Likes
— Individuality Need Not Be
Ways of embellishing clothes and of
adding to simple frocks touches that
bring them into an entirely new realm
sre as important as the clothes them-
selves; oftentimes more £0, asserts a
prominent fashion guthority,
A great many woinen like little or
no trimming on their clothes; others
enjoy hits of color. ribbons and laces.
This Delightful Dotted Crepe Dress is
© Charming With Ite Flowing Sleeves
and the Fichu of White.
"I'kis is more or less a watter of taste,
and it would be making rather a strong
statement to say that one is good taste
and the other bad.
Things of this sort depend greatly
on Individual tempeiament. ‘There is
no reason why a woman should not
have any kind of trimming she likes,
especially in these days when so. many
kinds are offered and all are as rich
in suggestion.
Because one woman likes her clothes
plain and of severe simplicity is no
reazon why another should sacrifice
her individuality by copying her.
Fussiness Threatens to Become Vogue.
There is a freat deal of unnecessary
criticism of women's taste in clothes.
Never were they more comfortable, hy-
gienic, prettier or more sensible than
now. But there is a cloud looming
on the horizon, heavy with the sug-
gestion of the fusginess of Victorian
days, when ‘dress probably was at its
worst. This cloud, however, may be
one of commercialism—that is, dress-
makers and manufacturers endeavor-
ing to increase business by establisb-
ing altogether new styles.
They have, however, one very potent
fact to contend with, which is that
women themselves make the fashions,
and, during the last few years more
than ever before, have shown their
ability to do so, as well as their inde-
pendence In dress. They have been
most discriminating in the selections
of the styles they would accept.
Sleeves are worthy of an article all
to themselves. Although a great deal
has been written about sleeves the
surface of the subject has only been
scratched, Artists in the dressmaking
world apparently are putting forth ev-
ery effort to work out new ideas in
arm covering. During the long time
that arms were left wholly or partially
uncovered each dressmaker apparently
had hidden away in the recesses of his
or her mind an infinite number of
iceas on this subject, which grew fo
immense proportions through suppres-
Novelty in Fringe Sleeve.
Now we have sleeves of the Man-
darin type, sleeves that are slightly
flowing and have in turn wide, flowing
cuffs, straight, loose sleeves of bright
color set into somber-hued frocks, oth-
ers that fit to a deep armhole and fall
away from the arm, leaving it bare,
and that are caught in again at the
wrist. But more striking than any of
these are the long sleeves of fringe
which Patou has brought out. These
take their place in the novelty class,
but are interesting as one of the many
strange things being done to this part
of dress.
The Parisienne is tying her sash in
x new way: that is, wrapping it
around her body, giving it a twist at
either side Ly slipping the ends through
the belt aud bringing them back to be
fastened in a loose knot in the front.
Nothing very novel about this, you |
will think, but it is really 8 pleasing
change from the monotony of the way
women have been tying string belts or
wide sashes,
It must be said that in a simple mat-
ter such as this very little originality
hes been shown. It would seem that
hundreds of different ways of knot-
ting a sash might have been thought
of. In countries where the sash al-
ways has played an important part in
native dress the way in which it is
tied is significant of many things.
Loath to Adopt High Collar.
Writing of high collars is ebout as
discouraging as designing ther. Dur-
ing the last two years much time has
been spent on both. Still, nobody has
taken to high collars with any amount
of enthusiasm; in fact, they rarely are
But collars of the type referred te
and which are somewhat of a com-
promise between the high and low col-
lar, have been in evidence of late.
Sometimes the turnover part is much
more exaggerated, like a wide Eton
collar. These are quite becoming and
are likely to enjoy considerable popu-
lerity among the younger women.
Contemplation of collars in general
gives one a feeling of surprise that
there has not been more change. wWom-
en must consider the monotonous
neckline so long in evidence very be-
coming, otherwise they would have &ac-
cepted some of the many things offered
them. It would seem that the time
ix about ripe for some changes in this
Creating Fringe Effects,
Fringes of self material are featured
prominently on many of the autumn
clothes. Both cloth and crepe frocks
have a novel fringe trimming achieved
by running rows of hemstitching along
cascading panels, the sleeves, or even
the bottom of the skirts, and slashing
the hemstitching to form fringe, which,
of course, leaves a picot edge on each
strand of the material, Such a treat-
ment is used on the French dress.
It seems impossible to get away from
fringe in one form or another. All of
the great dressmekers still are using
it. A model from Doeuillet has fringe ap-
plied to a back ‘tunic and a tuft-of it
on the short ends of a belt knotted in
the front.
On this model we see another form
of trimming which sprang into promw-
inence this summer; that is the em-
broidery pattern made by perforations.
As in most perforated cloths, a bright,
contrasting lining is used. Here the
dress is of black and the lining re-
vealed through the large eyelets is
bright red.
Long Capes That Match Dresses.
long capes that hang as - part “of
a dress or that match the dress, but
are detachable, are among the new
fashions. A model in which a cape is
wade io appear as part of the frock
while really detachable is of black
cloth, the capé having'a lining of ¥ust-
colored taffeta. As it falls from the
shoulders, a cascading effect is given
at either side, thus revealing the con- |
trasting lining.
Designing clothes is approaching
more and more the imminence of a
fine art. The sources from which de-
siners gather the ideas that go into
dress are as interesting as they are
America is showing a growing in-
terest in costume design, and it is a
question &s to whether, in time, this
growing interest will not tend to make
us rival Paris in fashion supremacy.
Little by little we are relying on the
ability of our own designers to create
distinctive modes with less dependence
on what they are wearing in Paris,
and the time may not be far distant
when the world will look with respect
and concern to see what America is
The director of one. of our great
American fashion academies, when in-
Canton Crepe, Cascading Panels of Silk
Hemstitched at Narrow Intervals and
Slashed to Form Fringe.
terviewed recently, had much to say
in praise of the ability of the young
American designer.
A successful costume designer must
be responsive to the motifs and ideas
to be found In the dress and a#ts of
ancient times. The classic Greek
dress is perhaps richer in suggestion
than the costume of other ancients.
This is because of the beauty that the
Greeks obtained through sinaplicity.
Youth's Request Unromantic and Un-
worthy of the Place and the
“Agnes,” sald Fred hesitatingly,
“may | ask a personal favor of you?’
They had been
sitting on the
same easy chair
for hours, in the
eloquent commun-
jon of soul with
soul that needs no
articulate sound
to give it lan-
“What is it,
dear?’ she whis-
pered, pressing Bis hand.
“It may be 8 sacrifice on your part,
darling,” he replied; “but it is for the
“What is it?” she repeated in trem-
bling tones.
“You will believe me, dearest,” he
continued, “when I say that I am
driven to ask it by circumstances over
which 1 have no control, and 1 am not
acting {rem hasty impulse?”
exclaimed. with faltering lips; “What
is 11. vou ask of me?”
“Darling,” he said, and the implor-
ing look on his face thrilled her to the
utmost depths of her being, “I wish
vou would sit on my other knee a bit;
| this one has gone to sleep.”
Lives in Tower He Constructed.
The Eiffel tower has a small apart-
meni on the highest platform, which
is over 900 feet high, which is eccu-
pled by Mr. Eiffel, the builder. He
has been comparatively free from the
discomfort caused by the recent heat
waves which the Parisians bave not
been enjoying. Every precaution is
taken to prevent rust @nd M. Eiffel
considers that the structure has a
practically indefinite life. The Eiffel
tower was erected more than thirty
years ago at a cost of $1,800,000. It
was built in 25 menths and weighs
fifteen million pounds. There are more
than fifteen thousand separate pieces
in the tower which are held together
by two and a half million rivets.
coisa v———
Proposed Referm of Calendar.
Prof. Rene Baire of Dijon, has &
most revolutionary plan for calendar
reform. He would shorten most of
the weeks to six days, give us a Sat-
urday but once a month, take one day
from January and, except in leap
year, from July, and give February 30
days. The 1st, 7th, 13th, 19th and
25th days of each month would be
Sundays——sixty to the year, and New
| Year's day and Christmas would al-
{ ways fall on Sunday. This sidetracks
! the objections to placing certain days
lin each year outside the weekly and
| monthly reckoning. It is doubtful,
, however, if the public would ever
| cheerfully accept this reparceling of
its time.—Sclentific American.
| A New “Supercultured” Note.
Monocle wearing by women is now
i considered quite modish in Berlin.
| Before the war one might see here
| and there a woman wearing one of
i these glasses which have done S80
much to give the Prussian & reputa-
tion for being hard-faced. But now,
it is becoming fairly popular, espe-
cially among “super-cultivated” folk.
Authoresses, actresses, “people ahead
of the times,” are the type that has
taken up this new style. With the
make-up generally goes & walking
stick, and very often a dachshund,
poodle or lap dog. These-same women
are likely to smoke a cigarette as they
stroll along Kurfuerstendam.
Wifey (reading)—It says that
Nero had two hundred cooks.
Hubby—Theat beats our record by
fafty, at least.
Immense Watch. .
What is claimed to be the largest
watch in the world is shown dt the
London fair and market held in the
Agricultural hall, London, Eng. It is
worth $7,500, is 17 inches in diameter,
and 53 inches round. Its design is in
all respects that of an ordinary watch,
but it has to be wound by electricity
every 20 minutes, because to keep it
running for 24 hours would require &
spring weighing about 100 pounds.
Black Otter a Curiosity.
A black otter was caught recently
by a Whatcorn county, (Washington,)
trapper. The otter generally has 8
brown fur. but this one is jet black
on the back and silver colored on the
stomach. The Washington furriers
say the otter’s hide is worth $3,000 and
is the only one on record.
Flowers on Postage Stamps.
Japan and Newfoundland are the
only countries that have put flowers
upon their postage-stamps. Japan
uses the chrysanthemum In the center
of all its stamps and Newfoundland
introduces a bouquet of thistle blos-
[OMS Fa Fina
Scrap Book:
“Yes” the beautiful young damsel :
A Hard Rubber Self Filling Fountain Pen
FREE with each pair of School Shoes.
Bush Arcade Building
We made a special effort to purchase the very
best quality of School Shoes for this fall and winter
and we were not only successfull in getting quality,
but we have them at prices far below any other
To prove this we will give to every Boy and
Girl in Centre county who purchases a pair of shoes
from us a Fountain Pen that is made of hard rub-
ber, self filling, and the pen will give the best of sat-
We went to sell you School Shoes.
Yeager’s Shoe Store
Cu cd
EE A ala
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job
Save money on Men's,
.....Lowest, Prices.....
We are determined to make this store the headquarters
for low prices.
The cool nights make Comfortables and Blankets a ne-
cessity and now is the time to buy.
Misses’ Suits and Coats, also one-piece Dresses. Prices
Royal Worcester
and Bon Ton Corsets
Our line of new models for the winter is very complete.
We are showing the new low priced models from $1.00 up.
Graduate Corsetierre
Our graduate corsetierre will fit you in the most com- >
fortable and correct model, whether you are slender, stout or
average figure.
Shoes Shoes
We have again received new styles in Laides’
Women’s and Children’s Shoes
by buying from us. Get our prices before buying.