Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 11, 1921, Image 7

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    Bellefonte, Pa., November 11, 1921.
Brave Men All Who Sought Lib-
erty in America.
Justice in Writer's Claim That Every
Family Tree Among Us Has Its
Roots in a Mayflower.
For three centuries and more a nat-
ural selection has been going on in
Europe, sorting out the pioneers from
those who preferred to let well enough
(no matter how bad it Lappened to
be) alone. The Pilgrims came to these
shores to escape a religious tyranny,
and in their wake millions have fol-
lowed because they have preferred
to seek the new world rather than
put up with the abuses of the old.
Great hosts have turned their backs
on political oppressors because of be-
lief in the freedom to be found here.
Stlil other multitudes have fled from |
grinding economic conditions in order
to find a fair chance in a country
which stood to them as the land of op-
The Mayflower was not “launched
by cowards,” and there have been
mighty few cowards among our set-
tlers. When a man and his wife sell
all that they have and lead their fam-
ily up the gangplank of an ocean liner,
they may not look very much like the
pictures in the Sunday supplements of
a 1620 couple, but the difference is
more in dress than in heart. They are
brave pioneers, and it is from them
and their like that we Americans
have sprung, writes “Uncle Dudley”
in the Boston Globe. In the larger
sense every family tree among us has
its roots in a Mayflower.
This is why a foreign-born youngster
going to an American school can un-
derstand and appreciate the Pilgrim
story in his lesson book. It is some-
thing that he has picked up at home
from the old folks, who also were
Western visitors wandering about
what they have been taught to call
Puritan New England are often mysti-
fled by what they find. They hear a
jargon of tongues, catch glimpses of
papers published in foreign languages,
meet with faces from south Europe,
from Russia or from the Scandinavian
north. “These people certainly are
not Puritans,” say the tourists from
Kansas or Oregon. Of course they are
not Puritans. But they are not very
far from being Pilgrims, like all the
rest of America. They have had the
initiative to leave conditions which
they did not like and cross an ocean
to cast their fortune in a land un-
known. In essence that is the Pilgrim
The face of a real American is a
Pilgrim face, no matter what his race
or religion, for it looks not toward
the past, but toward the future.
And if there are times when some
section of America seems content to
halt, it is because the Pilgrim strain
has run a little thin. Nothing could
be more untrue to our ancestry than
standing still. Our blood is mixed, but
at the same time very pure. Every
drop of it came from a pioneer.
Japan's “Movie” Orators.
The Japanese educational authori-
ties are paying much attention to util-
izing the “movies” for the edification
of the younger generation, says East
and West News. Some of the Amer-
ican “movie” stars are as much Jap-
anese favorites as they are American
favorites. Charlie Chaplin is known
even to the child who does not know the
name of the Japanese premier. Every
“movie” theater in Japan has its own
orators who explain the pictures—
especially the foreign ones—to the au-
dience while the show is going on. Re-
cently the authorities summoned all
motion-picture operators attached to
the picture halls in Tokyo and gave
instructions regarding the practice of
the profession of film orators. As a
result of the meeting the authorities
decided to give a regular course of
lectures for the benefit of film orators.
The first of the series of lectures will
be held early this year and will in-
clude such subjects as history and
Diamond George’s Teeth,
“Diamond George” Cochran, a Syra-
cuse sportsman whose retirement from
sporting circles followed the first Billy
Sunday campaign in New York, died
recently and was buried by the Billy
Sunday Trail Hitters’ association.
Dentists called in by his family re-
moved six and a half carats of dia-
monds from the teeth of the sports-
man. They were inserted in his front
teeth, three on each side. In his stick-
pin he wore a five-carat diamond. His
shirt studs were of three carats each
and the buttons of a vest he wore each
contalned half-carat diamonds. His
watch was set with 13 one and a half
carat diamonds in the shape of a
Wonderful Stockings.
A pair of lace stockings was shown
at a recent exhibition in Strassbourg,
France. They were priced at $350.
The inserts are of rare Chantilly lace,
and were almost eight months in the
making. Though the flowerlike design
seems a thing of fragile beauty, it is
said that the material resists ordinary
wear surprisingly well,
——The “Watchman” gives all the |
news while it is news.
Ireland Is World’s Chief Linen-
Producing Center
The antiquity of linen is greater
than that of any other textile. Its use
dates back at least to the Pharaohs.
In Ireland, the hand-spinning and
hand-weaving of linen were carried on
in cotlage and castle for centuries be-
fore the introduction of the power
loom raised an occupation of the home
to the position of a great staple indus-
try. Sc far back as the Fifteenth cen-
tury linen was mentioned as one of
the principal branches of trade in the
country and linen was exported from
Belfast from the earliest days of the
port. Through many phases of his-
tory the industry was fostered, but it
was not until after the discontinuance
of the linen board in 1830 that any at-
tempt was made to introduce ma-
chinery. By 1859 between 3,000 and
4,000 power looms were at work. Then
came the American Civil war and
with Lancashire unable to get cotton
an enormous demand for linen was |
created. In 1870 close to 15,000 power
looms were weaving linens and the
industry was firmly established. In
1912 the number of looms had in-
creased to 36,942 and the number of
flax spindles in Ireland was 024 817.
Today Ireland is the chief linen
producing center of th world. This
position is insured partly by the cli-
mate of the northeast province, which
is ideal for the manufacture of linen,
but an equally important factor is the
hereditary skill of the linen workers
throughout Ulster.
induce skilled workers from France
and the Netherlands to settle in Ire-
iand and Irish workers were sent to
the continent to acquire knowledge of
the best methods of manufacture.
Families brought from Brabant, from
France and Jersey settled, it is said,
tp Carrick on Belfast Lough and their
skill has been handed down through
generation after generation.
Why It Is Imperative That Youth
Shall Fully Realize the Neces-
sity for Thrift.
The young man who is ambitious for |
success in business shéuld understand
first of all the value of thrift.
not through the flash of genius or the
magic of good luck that permanent
and substantial success is brought
about. But rather there is a combi-
nation of elements of which thrift is
the fundamental and most important.
Delve as deeply as we may into the
annals of any notable and permanent
business success, and we shall find
that thrift is the framework of the
structure, writes S. W. Strauss, presi- ;
dent of the American Society of
This is a lesson that every young
man in America today who is striving
to get ahead in a business way should |
learn. He must have courage, initia-
tive and a restless aggressiveness. He
must have good judgment, equilibrium
and patience. He must have the quai- |
ity of hard work and the fortitude to ’
stand knocks and blows. And at the
very heart and core of all his activi-
ties there must be thrift—The Thrift :
Why “Pot-Luck.”
When a man offers a spur-of-the-
moment invitation to “come home with
me and take pot-luck,” he is under-
stood as meaning that no special
preparation has been made for the
guest, but that the repast will be
whatever chances to be in the house.
But there was a time when “pot-
luck” was actually dished out of a pot, |
and when the guest took his chance of
getting either a good meal or a very
slim one. In the old days—and the
practice is still in force in some parts
of Europe—nothing came amiss to the
family cooking-pet suspended from the
pot-hook in the center of the fireplace. |
Everything edible was thrown into
it, and, to “keer the pot boiling,” the
fire was seldom, if ever, allowed to go
out. When meal-time came, persons
fished for themselves, and whatever
they happened to find was their “pot
Why Slight Shock May Be Fatal.
It is astonishing how slight an elec
tric shock may cause death, Dana,
Plerce, vice president of the Ameri:
can Society of Safety Engineers,
‘states that “there are some well au
thenticated cases of fatal shock from
a voltage of 110, the usual lamp cir
‘cuit voltage. The danger is believed
to be small to persons in fair physical
condifion unless the contact made
‘with the circuit is extremely good
and is long continued.
“A voltage of 220 is, of course
core dangerous. At 440 volts and
over the hazard becomes very real
and anything over 600 or 1,000 volts
must be treated with respect and con:
stant caution. It is not possible te
say where real danger begins, nor i:
‘it necessary, at least over 150 volts."
Why the Breakers Roared.
“I've been down here at the beach
two weeks,” she remarked, “and my
‘hands aren't tanned & bit. Funny
isn’t it?”
© “Oh, I don’t know,” replied he:
.summer beau, “they've been in the
shade of my sheltering palms most of
‘the time.”—Boston Transcript.
Why He Need Not Worry.
“That lady has dropped her lace
‘Randkerchief. Pick it up.”
“I hesitate to do so. It may be her
petticoat.” .
“You're safe In picking it up. Ladies
don’t wear petticoats.”—Loulsville
In the days of |
| Charles I premiums were offered to
It is |
“I heard that Mr. Sun and Mr. Moon
each got messages the other day,” said
Mr. Robin. “They
were telling each
other about it just
before Mr. Sun
went to bed. It
was almost my
bedtime, too.
“And just after
I had heard them
talking, didn’t we
receive a message,
“Tell me about
it,” said Princess
Fairy Twilight-
Bell. “That is, if
you aren't too
sleepy. You know
how I ilove this
time of the day.
“Twilight is my
very most favorite part of the day.
I'd love to hear about your message
if you could sit up and chirp to me
that long,” she ended.
“Indeed I could,”- said Mr. Robin.
“I would bc glad to tell you. You
know Mr. Sun had a message thank-
ing him for the good work he had
done and asking that he would prom-
ise to always continue that good work.
He was promised that he would al-
ways be given smiles in payment.
That pleased him, of course.
“Then the Moon was asked to al-
ways keep on with his bright shining
and he promised he would. Mr. Sun
and Mr. Moon had a talk about their
messages and just after they had fin-
ished talking I received a message.
“It was directed to all the birds and
sent specially to me to give to all the
birds because I know most of the
pirds and am friendly with all of them.
“The message was sent to us care
of the Tree Tops, Air City.
“And it read as follows:
! “‘“Thanks for your concerts, Every-
| one congratulates you. You've cheered
so many people and we appreciate
your refusal to accept any money and
your fine promises which we know you
will keep to continue to sing free of
charge. May we continue to call on
vou on all future warm mornings for
our concerts? Especially in the
spring and summer time?
“Then they asked us to send them
our answer and the message was
signed by the lovers of Birds’ Songs.
“Tell Me About
' back a message, which I did. I told
; the lovers of our songs that we would
always give them concerts and that
we loved to sing quite free of any
“And then the Blades of Grass re-
ceived a message, t0o.”
“Oh, won't you tell me about it?”
begged Princess Twilight-Bell of the
Blades of Grass.
“Yes,” said the Blades of Grass,
waving about in the breeze, “we will
tell yau.
“Qur message read as follows:
“ “Though there is something very
exciting and thrilling and rushing and
dashing and big and crowded about
the city, we never forget the cool, rest-
ful attractiveness of your meadows.
Will you always refresh us and make
us feel happy and at peace whenever
' we come to see you, even if there are
times we forget you?
“And the message was signed by the
| “They asked for a return answer,
to we sent them one and told them
we did not feel badly because they
had left us for the city, but that we
would always do what we could to
cheer them and rest them when they
came to the country on visits,
“Our message was sent to us care
of Green Meadew Way, Country Side.”
“How lovely,”
said Princess
| Fairy Twilight-
| Bell, “to have re-
ceived such mes-
sages and how
nice of you to all
answer your mes-
| sages so promptly.
' “But I know I
am keeping Mr.
| Robin up and it
is past his bed-
time and he is
anxious to put his
dear, bright little
head under one of
his fine wings for
' the night. Isn't
that so, Mr. Rob- “We Will Tell
in?” You.”
{| “Well, perhaps I'm a trifle sleepy,”
‘ Mr. Robin said, as he tried hard not
| to yawn with his little beak. “But it
i has been so nice to talk to you.”
| “Thank you, thank you,” said
| Princess Fairy Twilight-Bell. “Well,
' good-night, dear little Mr. Robin.”
| ‘“Good-night, lovely fairy, chirp-
chirp,” said Mr. Robin,
A Settled Matter.
In the spelling class occurred the
word “sediment,” and the teacher
asked John if he knew the meaning
of the word.
Upon receiving an affirmative re-
ply she said:
“You may write me a sentence, us-
ing the world correctly.”
And this was the sentence:
“Leon sald I didn't mean what I sed,
| and I sediment it.’—Exchange.
“Of course I spoke to the other birds |
about it and they told me. to, send.» aaner: |
.of the outside world. They do their
EUROPE'S MAINSTAY |S-=rrnnnsnnnnannnesnin-y
Lutheran Deaconesses Neces-
sary to Morale of Discour-
aged Communities.
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A church in any language means a
church, and so does a school and hos- Li
pital, but European deaconess homes ie
suffer in the translating. To the aver- Fh
age American the term “deaconess =i
home” suggests a stone building of ar
sober hue, whose lay-sister inmates,
most of them aged and decrepit, with Le
white lawn streamers beneath their ic
chins, take their ease and spend their HL
declining days puttering around with Sh
window boxes and bird cages. All sn
wrong ! UG
Webster's Unabridged fails to en- : LE
hh I on President Harding has declared Sunday, Novem- =n
Council, with headquarters at New ber 13th. ne
York City, is spreading the definition | UC
far and wide. A deaconess home Ic
means a social welfare colony main- Fe
tained by these women church work- ° =
ers. A hospital, clinic, homes for crip- N { | R d C S d Ue
ples and the aged, schools for the ad 104 e OSS Un ay UE
leaf and blind, a day nursery, milk iE
station, and a social service bureau, =i!
are the institutions that usually make You will be called upon to join. il
up one of these welfare centers. In | Al
america there are numbers of them ' !
patterned after the models in Europe Will you please be at home. oy
where they have existed by the thou- a
sand for many generations. In Euro- Le
pean cities of any size they serve the Ue
neighboring communities and have i
closer touch with the people than any I]
other organization. Nobody is as busy A=
as these hardy, rosy-cheeked women |
who give their full time from morning EE fe
iill night, or from night until morning, SM)
managing and running thesr big plants oe
[ot |
that take care of people.
Deaconess homes over there are not
retreats in any sense. They are ae-
tive, progressive, public places. But
even so they are pretty independent
own work and have their own food
supply. The deaconesses make use Lh
of their varied hobbies, so there are Ue
bee specialists, poultry experts, gar- Fh
deners, dairy farmers, and orchardists
who know all about pruning and spray-
ing, and keeping the children from pick-
ing green fruit. Most of them, of
course, do this work during their rec-
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reation hour after finishing a day =f]
of nursing, teaching, sewing, or visit- | [U THE SHOE STORE FOR THE POOR MAN Uc
ing the poor. They are very handy Tc Oc
about the place. A carpenters’ strike I s{a8 : 1
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cause there is always some demure- ' [Lf =
eyed sister who can wield an accurate
"his sketches the average deaconess |
home in Central Europe in normal |
times. Such times are past history to |
a great degree, antedating 1914. Since
then war has crippled the work so!
that it is scarcely recognizable. Their |
houses were shelled, robbed and burn-
ed. Sisters were shot and carried
captive. But those who were left kept
steadily at their posts, and braver,
harder work at reconstruction is not
being done in the world. Communi-
ties are so wholly dependent upon
them. Nobody else knows how to do
anything in times of distress. Relief
funds sent by American Lutherans
have been largely dispensed through
deaconesses in each town. By this
simple financing they are enabled to
handle the emergencies through the
channels of their own regular work.
Some of the welfare centers have
been restored and are doing heavier
work than ever before, though with
depleted staffs and in bitter poverty.
In the World Service Campaign that
the National Lutheran Council is to
conduct the last two weeks in October
to raise $1,250,000 for European Re-
lief, deaconess homes have a large
place in the budget for the coming
year. From Petrograd to the South-
ern Tyrol, and from Cologne to Con-
stantinople, these colonies of mercy
are to be reinforced, so that each in
its own sphere can be a healing refuge
“0 the sick, afflicted and oppressed in
those war and famine-maimed lands.
ne ————
A New Problem in International Af-
If $200.00 is sent by courier 700
miles by rail, steamship, and horse
cart, and divided among 100 pastors
and their families, how much does each
pastor receive? The answer depends
altogether upon the geography in-
volved. This time the pastors happen
to be in and around Moscow, so the
answer is 200,000 rubles each. Dr.
John A. Morehead, European Com-
missioner for the National Lutheran
Council that operates in 17 countries
over there, met a Moscow merchant
in Berlin in the summer, who poS-
sessed one of the rarest scraps of
paper in the world—a passport from
the Soviets—and who offered his serv-
ices as confidential messenger to the
Bishop of Moscow.
Dr. Morehead checked out $200.00
and by the time the good merchant
reached Moscow, by way of the Baltic
Sea, through Riga, and a journey by
cart and by foot over a distance
where the railroad had rusted out, he
was weighed down with 4,000,000
rubles. These were the first gifts or
word from the outside that the
Lutherans had had In three years.
The money bought one meal a day of |
black bread and rice, for nearly a i
week, for each family, with a little
ehange left over where they were ex-
tremely economical, sometimes even
enough to buy a candle.
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co.
Lyon & Co.
Beginning November 1st we will give special
low prices on all merchandise purchased here. We
will have on display many of our Christmas novel-
Hes, which will be included in this marked down
Ladies’ and Misses’ Coats and Suits, Waists and
Dresses at after Christmas prices.
Our Fur display is very attractive and prices
very low. ;
New Overblouses in the fashionable shades,
crepe de chene in all colors, including black and
white. :
Neckwear, the new Bramley collar and cuff sets
and many other new styles.
All wool serges, 36 inches wide, at 98 cents, the
wider widths priced accordingly.
A wonderful display of Silks in all the new
Canton Crepes, Crepe de Chene, Charmeus,
Messaline, Taffetas, Habuti, Radium and Geor-
Bon Ton and Royal Worcester Corsets in beau-
tiful materials in all the new models.
Graduate Corsetieres in attendance.
Keep in mind we have men’s, women’s and chil-
dren’s shoes at prices always the lowest.
Lyon & Co. « Lyon & Co.
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