Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 30, 1923, Image 7

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    Bemorvaic Wado,
Bellefonte, Pa., March 30, 1923.
By Susie M. Best.
I dreamed I saw the Saviour climb
Up Calvary! Up Calvary!
I sorrowed, oh, I sorrowed sore,
To see the heavy cross He bore;
I cried; “Ah! Christ, and must it be!”
He sighed, “This cross was made by thee!”
I dreamed I saw the Saviour scourged
Up Calvary! Up Calvary!
I wept to see the drops of gore
Ooze from the cruel thorns He wore;
But lo, His voice! It called to me:
“The sharpest thorn was set by thee!”
I dreamed 7 saw the Saviour slain
On Calvary! On Calvary!
When through his hands the hard nails
My heart was pierced to the core;
But hark! A whisper from the tree:
“These spikes are but the sins of thee!”
“Yes I shall be home for Easter,”
said the Spanish woman, and her eyes
lighted up at the thought. “Have
you never been in Seville during Holy
Week? It is the most wonderful
thing in the world, so different from
anything else. To us, you know, Eas-
ter means more than any other holi-
day. We always associate it with the
merriest times and the happiest hours;
so much so, that any religious holiday
of importance is called ‘pascuas,’ a |
term originally applied to Easter only.
“Perhaps our climate makes Easter
time the most delightful of the year;
perhaps our religious fervor; I don’t
know. But it seems as though we
used all our efforts to make Easter
the most beautiful day in the year.
Carnival time is happy and gay, but
it is followed by Lent and all its fast-
ing, and while we Spaniards are not
always as devout as we might be, Lent
does throw a certain damper on feasts
and merriment. So that after strict
observance of the rules of the church
we need a reaction and get it Easter
“But Holy Week itself is wonderful.
Seville changes from the frivolous
city it usually is to a solemn, devout
place, like a giddy young girl who has
just entered a convent. All the gay
colors are cast aside, and the women
dress in black only. You might think
it would be monotonous to see so
many black clad figures, but it isn’t;
it is imposing.
“Spanish women have a way of
wearing black which makes it the most
fascinating color of all; it seems to
bring out their best points as no oth-
er shade does. Most of the women
wear mantillas, black ones only, of
course, some of rich silk lace and
worth small fortunes; others of cheap
imitation, perhaps, but worn with
just as much piquancy and charm.
Even in their most solemn moments,
however, the women of Seville do not
forget their flowers, and almost every
person you meet has a carnation tuck-
ed in among the folds of her mantilla,
where it is lying against her smooth-
ly combed black hair.
“I often wonder whether any head-
gear is as becoming as the mantilla.
Gracefully draped, it enhances the
beauty of any woman. The beautiful
look more beautiful, while the less
fortunate have their bad points soft-
ened, as it were. On Holy Thursday,
in Seville, you would think that most
of the inhabitants were nuns, to judge
by the black silhouettes you meet at
every glance. That is the day when
it is customary to visit the different
churches, and it is also customary for
every one to walk, even the very
wealthy, leaving their carriages for
the time being.
“I remember as a child how I hated
fine roadway built and maintained by |
Holy Thursday. I was taken from one !
church to another until my feet ached
from walking and my knees were sore
from so much kneeling, for in Seville,
as in other parts of Spain, the church-
es are flagged with marble and there
are no pews; in some there may be
prayer stools, but in many there are
only straw mats to kneel on, and it is
far from comfortable. I was over-
awed, I remember, when we entered
the huge cathedral, all dark except
for the hundreds of wax tapers and
the maze of light at the altar. Thous-
ands of pesetas are spent, they say,
to make the ‘monument’ in the cathe-
dral at Seville, and I don’t wonder, for
it. is most beautiful.
“Good Friday there is a procession,
and a most curious one. Civil and
clerical authorities head it slowly
through the streets, giving almost
every one a chance to wonder at the
queer assembly of costumes and chai-
acters. There is no attempt at ‘local
color,’ if one might express it so;
there is no attempt at portraying the
Virgin, for instance, as she must have
looked. She is garbed in a stiff court
costume of the seventeenth century,
of beautiful workmanship.
“Enormous amounts of money have
been spent on these costumes, in cost-
ly lace and silks, in gold embroidery
and gems. Great big tears roll down
her cheeks and she holds a handker-
chief of exquisite lace. It is almost
impossible to imagine anything more
different from how the Virgin really
must have been. Then there come all
sorts of queer figures, dwarfs and gi-
ants, and between them monks and
choir boys carrying religious relics.
Pictures and images of different saints
and Biblical scenes are represented.
It is a procession which carries one
back hundreds of years, a procession
more suited to medieval times than
to the present. Yet it causes inter-
est every year.
“After the strain of Lent and Holy
week Sevillians cannot resist the
temptation of making merry, and Eas-
ter Sunday finds them prepared for
every form of gayety. Then the so-
called Ferias begin. Many of the
best families in Seville put up tents
in the outskirts of the city, where the
ferias are held, and in these tents
there is always plenty of dancing and
and ready to enjoy every moment of
the day. The black gowns are put hospial on Staten Island.
visit will be ideal and not equaled any-
Everybody is in good spirits
aside and the multicolorrd mantones
de Manila come to light—those vivid,
wonderful shawls that seem to con-
tain the essence of the Orient modified
to the exotic demands of the Southern
Spain. And flowers are sold in enor-
mous quantities, and there is a laugh-
ter on all lips. For when Easter has
come, good days have come.”
a — A ——
President Harding’s visit to Alas-
ka next summer will be instructive
and pleasant to him; it will benefit
Mrs. Harding’s health, as well as de-
light her, and will prove of advantage
to the Northland. It will be the first
trip of .a chief executive of the nation
to the territory, a territory that in
area is one-fifth as large as the Unit-
ed States and that since its purchase
in 1867 from Russia for $7,200,000,
has yielded in minerals, sea products
and furs a wealth of $1,100,000,000.
At least twenty days, according to
dispatches from Washington, D. C,
will be allotted for the northern jour-
ney. In that time, the presidential
party could go by ship from here to
Valdez and Seward, thence by auto-
mobile over the Richardson Trail and
Copper River Railroad to Cordova and
thence by ship across the Gulf of
Alaska and by way of the Inside Pas-
sage to Seattle. The twenty-day per-
iod would not necessitate undue haste.
It would afford oportunity for inspec-
tion of coastal waters and of exten-
sive stretches of the interior and also
permit of sojourns in the principal
towns along the route of travel.
At Valdez, the headquarters of the
Third Judicial Division, the President
can view the famous Valdez glacier, a
barrier that checked but could not stop
the stampede of a host of gold seek-
ers. At Seward, named for Lincoln’s
great Secretary of State, who nego-
tiated the purchase of Alaska, the
President will entrain on the Govern-
ment Railroad, a broad-gauge, well
ballasted system that extends 467
miles into the interior. He and his |
party will travel in standard sleeping |
cars and have the convenience of a!
dining car. At Anchorage, the chief
executive will be the guest of a town
the government laid out and sdminis-
tered during the building of the rail-
road, and there are located the main
shops and offices of the system. North-
east of Anchorage, he will view the
extensive Matanuska and Chickaloon
coal fields. At Riley Creek, 347 miles
north of Seward, his train will cross
a steel and wood viaduct 90v feet in
length. He will then be at the foot
and in the shadow of Mount McKinley,
the loftiest peak on the North Amer-
ican continent. At Nenana, he will go
over the Tanana on a mile bridge
which cost $1,300,000 and the main
steel span of which is exceeded in
length by only one other in the world.
At Fairbanks, terminal of the rail-
road, the President will be at the cen-
ter of the territory’s interior treasure
vault. From there in automobiles he
will traverse the Richardson Trail, ai
the government. Leaving it near Chi- |
tina, he will go on the Copper River
Railroad, which serves the famous
Kennicott region, to Cordova. There
he will board ship for his cruise across
the Gulf of Alaska and through the
Inside Passage, whose scenic gran-
deurs cannot be excelled by those of
any waterway on the globe. He will
visit Juneau, the capital, famed for
its quartz mining, and Katchikan, the |
home of salmon and halibut fleets. !
The President’s trip will be made in |
the season of the year when the farm
lands along the line of the railroad
will be productive of berries and veg-
etables and green with early growths
of hay and grain. He will see wild
flowers of innumerable kinds and of
every hue, and in abundance on every
plain and hillside. He will be inter-
ested in the wild life. Whales will
sport off the side of his ship, and sal-
mon leap in quest of surface food.
Birds and migratory fowl without
number flock on the coast and inland.
He will get glimpses of some of the
animals of field and forest.
The weather during the President’s
where else. Long summer days, with
no darkness and only half an hour of
dusk—days without wind or rain and
a warmth that never turns to uncom-
fortable chilliness or intolerable heat.
The President’s trip will advertise
to the world Alaska as she really is,
abounding in resources and opportu-
nity, and not unseasonably cold nor
covered with ice and snow. It will in-
form the chief executive of northern
conditions as nothing else can. He
will return invigorated by his outing,
and Mrs. Harding, no less than he,
will be richer in health and strength.
—~Seattle Daily Times.
A ——— ss ————
Devour Their Relatives.
The common pike, familiar to every
fresh-water fisherman, is one of the
most ruthless and cold-blooded fishes
in existence.
Most others of his predacious kind
will eat dead meat, but the pike preys
entirely upon living things and re-
gales himself with a wide variety of
animate tidbits, including fish, eels,
rats, mice, ducklings, waterhens and
Within a few weeks of hatching, ba-
by pikes will eat minnows half again
as large as themselves, having pre-
viously eaten all their little brothers
and sisters not so well developed as
They have rapid digestion, which
put a fine edge on their appetites, and
it is not uncommon for them to devour
two or three times their own weight
in small fish in a single day.
The pike does not often follow his
prey, but follows the ambush method,
lying in the reeds and darting out on
any appetizing creature that happens
——LElectricity used in pneumonia
cases has effected complete cures, it
was learned at St. Mary’s hospital, at
Hoboken, N. J., by Dr. Brozier, an
X-ray specialist. It has been tried on
twenty persons who had been given
up for dead. Dr. H. E. Stewart, of
Yale University, a well known instruc-
tor there, developed the treatment and
used it at the United Staes Marine
The First of States’ New Buildings
Contracted For.
The contract for the construction
of Varsity Hall, the first of ‘he $2,-
000,000 campaign buildings at Penn
State, has been let and work is to start
immediately, according to a recent an-
nouncement made by the college offi-
cials. It is planned to complete the
building by late fall or in time for oc-
cupancy during the second semester
next year.
The new building will serve as a
dormitory and athletic training house
and will replace the old frame Track
House. It will accommodate over 75
men students and in addition will have
special sleeping quarters for visiting
athletic teams. Varsity Hall is one of
the campaign buildings in which Hugo
Bezdek, director of athletics, has been
keenly interested, and he was all
smiles when informed that construec-
tion work was to begin almost imme-
The hall will serve as head-house to
the men’s residence group on the west
campus. The first residence units,
funds for which were provided two
years ago by the State Legislature,
are now nearing completion and may
be ready for occupancy in time for
the summer session. The Varsity
Hall contract has been awarded to F.
L. Hoover and Sons, of Philadelphia.
Of fireproof construction throughout,
the new building will be of brick, steel
and concrete. The architects are Day
and Klauder, of Philadelphia, and the
style of architecture will be an Amer-
lcan adaptation of the Georgian. A
red Colonial brick will be used, with
a trim of Indiana limestone and Penn-
sylvania bluestone. There will be a
central unit four stories high, with
two wings, each two stories in height.
In addition to bedrooms and study
rooms, the hall will contain a large
trophy room, dining room, kitchen,
living room, reading room, game
rooms, a small office, conference
rooms, sleeping quarters for visiting
teams, and quarters for the chef.
——The “Watchman” gives all the
news while it is news.
Aristocratic Pushcart.
When Mike Flannigan, the contrac-
tor, got up in the world, his wife and
daughters surrounded themselves with
many comforts and household conven-
iences. :
One Sunday afternoon an old friend
visited them and while he was there
the maid wheeled into the room a ve-
hicle containing light refreshments.
“Phawt’s that thing, Mike?” asked
the caller.
“Why, that’s a tay-wagon,” replied
“A tay-wagon, is ut?” rejoined the
other. “Sure, I'd call it a pushcart
that’s broke into sassiety.”
Your cost of
emand that cannot
ortland (ment
N unprecedented demand for
A Atlas exists right now — a
e met unless
the empty Atlas bags now in users’
hands are returned. In the course
of a year close to $5,000,000.00
worth of bags are needed by
Atlas. This would be a heavy
burden on cement users if the
bags were not returned and reused,
so cutting down the number of
new bags needed.
Return your empty Atlas ba
prompe) to your dealer.
im, and help us, keep Portland
Cement the cheapest of all manu-
factured products.
““The Standard by which all other makes are measured”
Home Building
We have Helped a Number of People
Buy Homes this Spring
While it is usually better to borrow
from Building Associations for this
purpose, this cannot always be ar-
ranged, and we are willing to consider
proper applications.
We are willing to do what we can in
this way, for it is not only helpful work
but is a sign of thrift and progress.
The First National Bank
Bellefonte, Pa.
All the remaining stock of Rogers @ Bro.
‘‘Star Brand” Knives, Forks and Spoons
will be sold at, $2 per half dozen. These
are the remaining articles of our sale.
F. P. Blair & Son,
Jewelers and Optometrists
64-22 tf
Bellefonte, Pa.
Large Size Shoes
for Large Women
We can fit the very largest
foot with Stylish Shoes and
give comfort.
Yeager's Shoe Store
Bush Arcade Building 58-27 BELLEFONTE, PA.
Come to the “Watchman” office for
High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
of Womens and Misses Suits, Wraps and Capes
Every woman and Miss, who wants to be fashionably
dressed, will not pass the real values we are showing. The best
makes of Cleveland and New York are here at great price con-
Our Tweed Suits in the mottled grey and tans, only $18.00.
See our Tweed Suits, with matched Bloomers, only $25.00.
Our Wraps and Capes are selling fast. New styles every
Children’s Coats and Capes at special low prices,
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The new soft silks are here—Canton Crepe,
Flat Crepe, Krinkle twist and the King Tut.
in the paisely colorings, crepe de chene.
Satin Crepe,
- Egyptian designs,
All the new plaid Ratina. Voiles in Orchid, Silver Grey,
Apricot, Honey Dew, White and Tan. Eponge in all the new
Our spring line of Rugs, Curtains and Draperies is here.
House cleaning and moving time make these necessary. Cretonne
and Marquesette Draperies to match all colors.
Lyon & Co. « Lyon & Co.
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