Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 24, 1922, Image 6

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Bemorrai Yada
Bellefonte, Pa., March 24, 1922.
Writer Gives an Insight Into His Life
as a Small Boy in That Little
Known Country.
The roads were oven. Travelers
came into our village. Scarcely a
night was the guest house in our court-
yard unoccupied. I liked to sit with
my father and his guests in this room,
built after European style with four
Jarge windows over which in winter
oiled paper was passed to keep the
cold out. The walls of the guest room
were white and on them were hung
the choicest rugs brought back from
Kurdistan by my Grandfather Mirza.
There were chairs in this room. I
was very proud that we should own
chairs, but I found them most uncom-
fortable to sit on. After a few mo-
ments my legs began to ache and I
slipped down on the cushions. In the
alcove of the guest chamber were
some old manuscripts bound in course
leather. They were holy books with il-
luminated margins. Among tnem was
a Bible in Syriac. I carefully refrained
from touching it. It was too holy. I
might perhaps be struck dead for my
Among the travelers that came along
the road was Hady, the singer. He
was the ugliest man that I had ever
seen, sore-eyed, pock-marked and dirty.
But he was very wise. His ivory han-
dled dagger in its silver sheath was so
long that it reached from his chest te
his hips. My playmates and I would
have laughed and jeered at him, per-
haps, it he had not carried this dag-
ger.—Youel B. Mirza in Asia Maga-
Chinese Boy With “Exceptional Knowl-
edge of English” Should Have
Been Snapped Up Quickly.
The following application for em-
ployment was received by a Shanghai
hong from a student in the Shanghai
“Nothing is of less importance than
the age of a person; nevertheless, it
fg proper to begin that I am in my
twenty-first year. Having a firing am-
bition: to do some service in the busi-
ness world, I grasp this opportunity
to insert myself into the sphere. It
iz true that many are now wanderin<
fdly in the market awaiting employ-
ment. But it is true to the same ex-
tent that many of these, ii not all. are
good for nothing. To take notice npon
them, or to put some duty upon them
is to give gun powder to children as
a plaything. The danger can be imag-
“I am now going to give some ac-
count of my personal abilities. It is
not too much to say that my know!
edge of English can hardly be repre
sented to the full color by such a little
adjective as ‘thorough.’ It is excep
tionally excellent, to be outspoken.
As to the art of typewriting, my hands
go on as smoothly as to skate on an
fcy river. With such intellectual
weapons any hard duties can be as
easily conquered as an egg shell by
a wave. The salary I look for would
he $30 a month.
“Awaiting your answer earnestly I
am, Sir, ———.""—North China Ga-
Robin ls Inventor.
Tre robin lives in trees and part
ly on the ground, so that it some-
times hops, like birds that live in
trees, and sometimes walks or runs,
like birds that live on the ground.
The robin is a plucky little fellow.
He will stand up for himself, and
refuses to let other birds put upon
him. Generally he lives alone—some-
times with a mate, but never do you
find robins in flocks.
This little bird can claim to be the
Inventor of pottery.
Look at a robin’'s nest and you will
gee that it is a clay pot, set into a
pile of straw. When a robin has fin-
ished with a nest, take it and put it
on the fire, having first thoroughly
dried it. Leave it on the fire until all
the straws have been burnt, and if it
has not broken, you will find that
you have a perfectly good earthen pot.
—Pearson’s Weekly.
Peculiar Manx Cats.
The origin of Manx cats is now at-
tributed to the arrival of these cats
on the Isle of Man from ships belong-
fing to the Spanish armada that were
‘wrecked there. They were probably
brought from Japan or eastern Asia.
‘They are a distinct species with short
forelegs, and elevated hindquarters,
and differ from other cats somewhat in
call, ways, and character. They vary
in color. People who have owned them
for long periods say they are not good
mousers or hunters. In character they
are rather similar to a dog, being high-
ly companionable and having some of
the qualities of a guardian, but they
are not considered hunters in any
sense of the word.
Sense of Obligation.
“what a wonderful thing it would
be if Shakespeare were alive today?”
“I wish he were,” said Mr. Storm-
ington Barnes, earnestly. “I should
like to meet him. I'm sure he would
be very grateful to me for the manner
in which I have interpreted his po-
isk pestis
— When you see it in the “Watch-
man” you know its true.
“It is well that all creatures do not
like the same food,” said the Monkey.
“for if they did so much food would
go to waste and there wouldn't Le
enough of the other kind.
“I mean if we all liked the same
kind of food there wouldn't be enough
of that kind for every single creature,
and then all the kinds of food we didn't
care for would go to waste—if no one
cared for other kinds, I mean.”
“I'm glad to know what you mean,”
said Miss Monkey. “By the way, 1
hear they are very anxious to have an-
other gorilla in the zoo. Dinah was
an interesting creature for all her
queer ways.”
“Yes,” said the Monkey, “they are
very interested in having a new
monkey. I've also been told there aie
iots of other animals they want. They
like to have a huge zoo here with
plenty of interesting creatures,
“They want an OKkapi, which is a
queer animal, I believe. The Okapi
comes from Africa and looks a little
bit like a giraffe.
“They do not believe they will ever
get one, though, for those creatules
are very rare, Once, I'm told, a zoo
had one Okapi, but that is all.
“Then they want a White Rhinoe-
eros badly, but they're afraid they can’t
get one, because the White Rhino is u
very rare creature, too.
“They'll be pleased, though, to have
an Indian Rhino, which is larger than
the African Rhino. The White Rhino
“l Saw You Swinging.”
hides away in long grass when he is
being looked for, and it is hard to get
“Then they want a Takin goat and
some wild goats and some antelopes.
“They'd like to have a handsome gi-
raffe from East Africa and a Pygmy
“Of course they'd like some more of
the regular animals.”
“What do you mean by regular ani-
mals?” asked Miss Monkey.
“Like ourselves and the lions and
the tigers and the usual elephants, and
all the others.
“We're very fine, of course, and in-
teresting, but we're not very, very
“It means a lot to be rare, of course,
for then folks want to see you So
much, They want to see the new and
queer beast they've never seen before.
“But still it is nice to be known, for
then one is greeted as an old friend.
“Yes, when the children come in here
they look at me and they say:
“ ‘Oh, see the monkey!’
“They know me and they know you,
too, Miss Monkey.”
“1 think it is nice to be known as
an old friend, and not to have people
say when they see you:
“Oh, what strange looking animal ls
“But we were talking about food,”
continued Miss Monkey. “I'm think-
ing that a taste of banana would be
very nice, too. Dcubtless the snake
thinks an egg or so would be pleasant.
and the lion wants plenty of meat, and
the Sea Lion wants plenty of fish.
“I am hungry for supper because I
have had plenty of exercise today. I
have some nice new tricks to show you,
which I tried today.”
“I saw you swinging back and forth,
catching yourself by your tail and by
your hands and in all sorts of ways,”
said Mr. Monkey. “I could see you
were trying out seme new tricks and
I'll be glad to see them.”
“Let's give a circus performance to-
morrow,” said Miss Monkey, “and if
no one else comes to our circus, at
least the keeper will, for he is always
interested in seeing any new tricks we
have to perform.
“He will watch us, and he will be
very proud of us, and he will smile
as he sees us. Then he will take us
out of our cages and he'll pet us. We'll
pet him, too, and knock of his hat,
just to tease him. How we will laugh
at him when we do that.
“Then he'll pick up his hat and put
it on again, and once more we'li knock
it off, and again we’ll laugh.”
“What a good time we do have,”
said Mr. Monkey. ‘What lots of fun,
especially with the keeper.”
“You're right,” agreed Miss Monkey.
Good Imitations.
Eva, aged five, -7as visiting in the
country and, seeing a lot of sheep and
lambs for the first time, exclaimed:
“Oh, mamma, just look at the cute
little lambs, and they're such good
imitations, too. They look just like my
toy lamb and have the same kind of
hair on.”
rane or —
noveities Have Been Launched
by Paris Designers.
Band Trimmings of Embroidery Done
on Bright-Colored Cloth; Satin
Lining to Match.
Novelties launched by Paris de-
signers are short box coats of fur,
with band trimmings of lovely em-
broidery done on bright-colored cloth,
The coats are lined with satin to match
the embroidery, and the general effect
is one of youth, simplicity and becom:
Another novelty launched by the
same maker is the short shoulder cape
and deep gauntlet cuffs of astrakhan,
to be worn with the heavy wool stree{
dress. The vest of fur is new ang
comfortable for motoring. It may 0)
may not have sleeves of crepe d¢
chine. Another designer shows a mod
el made of beaver fur with sleeves of
crepe de chine.
Inexpensive or substitute furs ary
very much used by Paris dressmakers
Dyed rabbit, dyed squirrel, dyed sheep
skin, masquerading under variou
names, zibeling
as petit-gris-lustre,
Shoulder Cape and G.untiet Gloves
Parisienne, agneau, etc., are success
fully used for these, as well as fo!
trimming purposes. The novelty wis
tatch is yet to be tasted.
Among the smartest of the so-called
costumes is a camel’s-hair dress in
chemise form with bell sleeves and
high collar. It buttons from neckling
to hem with tan bone buttons. An
accompanying cape reaching below the
hips is circular, although it may be
had in straight effect as well, and hag
a collar of raccoon fur, Long rib
bon ends which tie the cape
trimmed with balls of fur.
Lace Skirt With Taffeta Bodice Among
Favorites That Have Appeared
This Season.
A lace skirt with a taffeta bedice is
among the frocks that have made their
appearances at dances. There was a
full lace skirt, in cream color, and a
bodice of mauve taffeta, that were
most interesting as a combination for
an evening frock. Then there was one
with a skirt made in three tiers of
black lace flounces, with a darted and
fitted bodice of black taffeta. To be
sure, this was worn by a girl whose
hair was a brilliant red, so that noth-
ing was taken from its youthfulness, as
the hair supplied the necessary note of
color and sparkle.
The slippers and stockings of the
present season are worthy of mention
—more so than they have ever been
before. They are taking a place of
prominence that has not been granted
them for a long, long time. Indeed
sometimes they are the sole trimming
and note of color, and for this reason
they must be regarded with reverence,
even with awe.
Silver slippers and those made of
cloth of gold are famous from fairy
tale days, to be sure, but now they
have stepped into real life with a ven-
geance. Hardly a twinkling foot but
shows the glint of precious metal about
its toes. And there are slippers made
of brilliant brocades—even sandals,
and those with heels that are given
every appearance of a veritable sandal,
Often one sees light-colored stockings
(even those with apparently no color
at all), that are worn with black
pumps. These, in fact, are the rule rath-
er than the exception, and it is quite
extraordinary to see feet and legs clad
in the same color, unless that color
happens to be something more than ex-
traordinarily brilliant.
Buckles, when there are any, are apt
to be rather inconspicuous. The bro-
cades are the thing, and they are used
to make the whole slipper, with its in-
{ricacies of strappings over the instep.
Girdles in Variety.
A good deal of interest centers
around the girdle which a frock adopts.
The trend at present, it is said, is to
make the hips appear as large as pos-
sible by means of padded girdle effects,
or fur running through velvet loops,
and the apron effects are also men-
tioned. Girdles of metal and girdles
of ribbon onto which cabochons,
buckles and metal squares have been
applied are being shown in the New
York shops to the exclusion of any
other kind of a belt. Wooden beads,
too, In fantastc designs and colors
are popular, for the girdle at the
moment is the decorative feature of the |
“A snow-bound Siberian village in
the full light of day,” says an Amer-
ican who has seen service in that
quarter of the globe, “looks about as
desolate and uninviting a place as you
can well imagine, but to the traveler
who enters it at night, after a long
day of sledging against the wind, its
cheeriness is overwhelming.
“I found Brookhanover a very pleas-
ant spot. Every little window blazed
out its warm welcome. Here and there
I caught the glint of a brass samover
on a table with a knot of people sit-
ting around it. Cascades of sparks
poured from chimneys. Men’s voices
rose to accompany the brayings and
bleatings of an accordion.
“We stopped at a two-story log cot-
tage. Supper was a banquet of soup,
potatoes, meat, bread and milk. There
was no guest room here; so I went to
bed with the rest of the family—men,
women and children.
“Going to bed in a Siberian peas-
ant’s hut is a simple matter. You
take a blanket or two, cocoon your-
self in them, lie down on the floor, and
go to sleep then and there. There are
no bedrooms, no beds. You do not
disrobe. Men, women and children,
cats and dogs, chickens, ducks, and
turkeys, lie down side by side. The
last person to turn in stacks pine logs
into the stove to its fullest capacity.
Then he extinguishes the lamp and
another day is over. Sometimes there
will be a bench, a pair of chests or a
niche in the wall to serve as a couch;
and sometimes the grandfather or
grandmother of the household exer-
cises the prerogative of sleeping on
the flat, whitewashed top of the brick
stove, hazardous as that may seem.
But in the great majority of cases
every one, with a fine democracy,
shares the floor.”—Edward Tarrisse.
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