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"Bellefonte, Pa., May 18, 1923.
THE PASSING YEARS.
They're passing away, these sweet, sweet
Like a leaf on the current cast;
With never a break in the rapid flow,
We watch them as one by one they go
Into the beautiful past.
As light as the beautiful thistle down,
As fond as a lover's dream,
As pure as the flush in the sea-shell’s
As sweet as the wood-bird’s wooing note,
So tender and sweet they seem.
One after another we see them pass
Down the dim-lighted stair;
We hear the sound of their steady tread
In the steps of centuries long since dead,
As beautiful and as fait.
There are only a few years yet to love;
Shall we waste them in idle strife?
Shall we trample under our ruthless feet
These beautiful blossoms rare and sweet,
By the dusty ways of life?
There are only a few swift years. Oh; let
No envious taunts be heard;
Make life's fair pattern of rare design,
And fill up the measure with love's sweet
But never an angry word.
—New York Dispatch.
By L. A. Miller.
Some people are born mean, while
others thrust themselves into mean
ways. By meanness is meant a dis-
position to injure or render others un-
comfortable. It matters not in what
manner these results are reached, it
amounts to the same in effect.
There used to be among the state
officials of France a Diabelaine—a tor-
mentor. At first this office was con-
nected with the church inquisition, but
after the virtual separation of church
and State he became an attache of the
latter. The office has never been abol-
ished, but of recent years it has been
The duties of the Diabelaine were
to make it hot for those for whom the
powers had no special ase or toward
whom there was not a kindly feeling.
It is said that even the life of poor
Josephine was made more miserable
by this official devil than it otherwise
would have been. He circulated ru-
mors, resurrected old stories and in-
vented new lies.when necessary.
Just here it is well to observe that
the principal duty of a devil is to lie,
which fact probably led to the scrip-
ture statement that satan is the fath-
er of lies. Shakespeare says that
some men lie with such volubility that
you would think truth a fool. Isn’t
it rather strange that any one should
be born a liar? Yet it is so. How
many of your acquaintances can you
recall just now who occasionally in-
dulge in lying? There are falsehoods
and there are lies. One may make a
false statement unintentionally; that
is not a lie. It has been held by some
very gaod people, such as bishops,
prelates and standard moralists, that
there may be occasions when men are
justified in telling a falsehood. Such
an occasion would probably be when
the false statement would be of great
advantage to the one making it, and
of no disadvantage to others.
Literally, the world is full of
falsehoods. Even nursery books,
which are filled with admonitions
against the sin of lying, abound in
fairy stories, romances and tales, in
none of which is there a particle of
truth, except as they portray nature.
There is no fact in fiction, yet there
may be a good deal of truth; and so
there should be a clear distinction
drawn between romance and fiction,
falsehood and lying.
A devil, a born devil, on whose nature
Nurture can never stick; on whom my
Humanely taken, all, all, quite lost;
And as, with age, his body uglier grows
So bis mind cankers.—Shakespeare.
The true and literal meaning of the
term devil is tormentor—one who an-
noys, injures, aggravates; therefore,
to annoy ‘or injure others is to be dev-
Isn’t there lots of devilishness in
the world? That there are a great
many born devils no one can doubt.
On every hand may be seen those who
have no regard for truth. They neith-
er speak it nor act it. Their lives are
lies from beginning to ending.
Lying’ does not consist alone in
speaking falsely for the purpose of in-
juring others, but also in so acting as
to lead to false conclusions. This, in
fact, is the worst kind of lying, and
the most prolific of bad results; for,
if there should be doubts as to the re-
liability of the word of a person, his
conduct and actions are appealed to.
Those who live and act lies are prob-
ably the born devils.
The liar, or devil, who abuses the
confidence of innocence, is the worst
of the lot. A man may be accused in
a way, for bringing a fellow-man
down from a position of comfort, or
ever opulence, to one of poverty and
discomfort, or for robbing him to sup-
ply his own wants, or even giving him
false impressions of his neighbors and
friends, but for one who wins the con-
fidence of innocence and abuses it,
there is no excuse. The question
arises right here, however, ‘that such
an one is a born devil, and cannot help
being true to his nature. There are
those who instinctively seek to blight
and ruin innocence and virtue. It is
as much their nature as it is the na-
ture of a born thief to steal. The first
account we have of such a case is that
of Satan in the Garden of Eden. In
this same account is a suggestion as to
the proper treatment of such charac-
ters—bruise their heads. It was prob-
ably from this that the ancients learn-
ed to stone liars, and traducers too of
women, to death. They literally bruis-
ed their heads; and to such an extent
that they could never lie again.
To have an invention protected
all over the world it is necessary to
take out nearly 70 patents in as many
different countries, the estimated cost
of which is about $25,000.
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LEGENDS OF KING SOLOMON
Samous Monarch’s Magic Carpet Is’
One of the Best Known—Con-
cerning Angel of Deatn,
A well-known Mohammedan myth is
about King Solomon and a magic car-
pet. The legend is to the effect that
Solomon, in his intense pride in his
bious and half-forbidden innovation
among the adjuncts of Jewish royalty,
had once been surprised in the midst
of a review by the voice of the muez-
zin (Eastern legends are indifferent
about anachronisms) and the sum-
mons to the evening prayer. Not
knowing how to attend in time to this
religious duty, Solomon magnificently
consecrated all his 40,000 horses to
Allah and his service. In reward for
this sacrifice, Allah presented Solomon
with a magic carpet, which would at
a wish, transport to any distance the
person who sat upon it.
Once, as Solomon was consulting
with his grand vizier, Azrael, the An-
gel of Death, passed by and gazed cu-
riously at the vizier, who, in alarm,
entreated the king to lend him the
magic carpet, and bade it transport
him to the center of the desert of
No sooner had he gone than
Azrael said to the king, “Ilooked at
that man so closely because, having
been forbidden to summon his soul
from the center of the great desert, I
saw him, to my surprise, standing here
The legend is supposed to illustrate
two truths—that no man can ever es-
cape his destiny, and that often he
fulfills it the more certainly by the
very endeavor to escape it.
GENIUS FINDS MANY OUTLETS
Interesting to Note What a Perusal
of the Patent Office Gazette
Mouse traps were selected by a
philosopher as the subject for his il-
lustration of the esteem of inventive
genius. If he were alive today he
would probably be a constant and
thoughtful reader of the Patent Office
Gazette, one of the most matter-of-fact
publications of our time, remarks the
In a single issue he would observe,
not only mouse traps, but contrivances
for pretty much the whole range of
modern activity. “Fishing tools” to
use in oil wells appear next to live-bait
boxes for the real disciples of Isaak
Walton. Apparatus for making pe-
troleum increase its yield in gasoline
stands next to a new powder puff. A
shoe heel and a dish washer go to-
gether. A car dumper which laughs at
50 tons and a sure means of catching
cockroaches face each other. Out of
the great collection of developments
of ingenuity appearing week by week
in the severe type of the Patent Office
Gazette is likely to come much of the
progress of the future.
A Kentucky negro who had been in
the city only about two months got a
job as hall boy in an apartment house
that has seen better days; a choice
building once, but one that went the
way with many others during the
housing shortage and was cut up into
sleeping cubicles by absentee land-
ladies with an eye to fat weekly in-
A caller stopped the other day to
see a man living in the house. The
hall boy responded that the person
sought was not in.
“Well, take me up to his place, any-
how,” said the caller.
“Dey ain't no use takin’ you up,”
expostulated the hall boy. “I done
tole you, mister, dat gentleman is gone
“Take me up,” persisted the visitor.
“I'll leave a message with his folks.”
“Mister,” replied the youth with an
air that dismissed the question for all
time, “it won't do no good. Dey ain’t
no folks lives here at all, jes’ room-
Where Up Is Down.
A couple of young Englishmen were
trying to write a southern song to fit a
vaudeville act for America.
“Now we mustn't foozle like Algy,”
declared one. “He wrote a song en-
titled ‘Away Down South in Oregon,’
and Oregon isn't down south at all.”
The next day one of them met an
American in the grill and asked him
what state he hailed from.
“I came from down in Maine.”
“Down in Maine?” was asked.
“Down in Maine,” the other insisted.
Immediately the youngster bawled
to his partner in the lobby: “Hi, there,
Percy, I've got our location for a
The Silver Penny.
Honor is due the penny for its an
tiquity. The first emperor of the
Franks used as the basis of his coin-
age the pfennig of which 240 were
coined from one pound of siiver. The
silver penny was the first silver coin
struck in England. At first it was
made with a cross cut in so deeply
that it could easily be broken in halves
(halfpence) and fourths (farthings).
Copper pennies were first coined in
1797. At one time there was a gold
penny in England. It was introduced
by Henry III, and was worth 26 silver
“Do you think we have great ora-
tors in politics?”
“Yes,” replied Senator Sorghum.
“The trouble is that most of us are
doing so much for the lecture bureaus
end the magazines we don't get time
to put our best work in our speeches.”
FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN.
We pass for what we are.
teaches above our wills.
: The large-piim Je is this season
frequently trimmed with a huge bow
horses and chariots, which were a du- | of wide ribbon only, sometimes a fan-
‘cy and many-colored ribbon,
times a plain one-color ribbon.
lan generally, for which has been de-
and without pins.
women’s minds: How can an effective
change in hats be accomplished when
one cannot afford to have an unlimited
supply of hats for each season?
The tie-on negligee is gaining in fa-
vor, especially the kind that ties at
the side, giving a fitted effect that is
new and interesting.
frocks, and similar printed effects in
crepe de chene are likewise fashiona-
ble. Egyptian and Persian patterns
are shown and would seem to prevail,
but not to the entire exclusion of the
usual foulard patterns in the highly
artistic conventionalized motifs that
the conservative woman prefers.
London is striving to retain the
straight silhouette with a low waist-
line. Paris is raising the waistline
and developing gradually a more bouf-
fant effect. New York is accepting
the new along with the old and pre-
senting some lovely draped effects,
and therefore it is permissible to ac-
cept the silhouette that best suits your
figure requirements, for in any case
you will be fashionably attired and in
The Chinese influence is seen in
trimming and especially in the lines
Tightly molded princess lines for
evening gowns is a startling feature
of the new models by Beer, and next
in importance, as indicative of fashion
to come, is the number of models
showing normal waistline and fitted
Tea gowns in a wide variety of de-
signs and materials lead to the con-
clusion that these delightfully person-
al gowns are to be used extensively.
Cheruit presents the high front
waistline, sloping low at the back, ob-
tained generally by a front draped ef-
fect decidedly Egyptian in line.
Designs in . daytime dresses and
gowns for evening show a strong ten-
dency toward figure molding, the
trend toward more form-fitting clothes
than we have seen in a long time.
Brilliant color combinations. are
used a great deal, particularly as
trimming on dark frocks and suits.
Lanvin introduces the spring fash-
ion in three distinct silhouettes: The
long, smoothly molded bodice with
full gathered skirt; the bouffant lines
of the second empire; and the long,
straight, low-waisted effect.
Suits have short, loose jackets with
skirts of moderate length and width
showing plaits in some form.
Plain sheer silk hose continue to be
rative clock is chosen to a considera-
ble degree, especially when the shoes
als of plain design and conservative
For dressy wear the plain black sat-
in French-heeled slipper, with jet,
steel -or iridescent bead buckle, is ac-
ceptable to the most fastidious.
" Sport attire has a very definite
Men imagine that
they communicate their virtue or vice only
by overt actions, and do not see that vir-
tue or vice emit a breath every moment,—
_ About the most interesting in mil-
linery, from the standpoint of novelty,
is the simple, becoming shape, of Mi-
signed a series of several different
trimmings, all of different styles and
colors of ribbon, that are snapped on
—quickly adjusted without sewing
No cleverer or more practical means
of providing many pleasing changes
of headdress seems ever before to
have been conceived, and surely here
is the answer to the question in many
Foulards are in demand for spring
the popular choice, though the deco- |.
place in the wardrobe of every active
girl and woman, and we have come to
know that this implies not only the
correct suit or dress but every neces-
sary accessory, with particular em-
phasis on shoes, stockings and hats.
Blouse, necktie, belt, gloves, hand-
kerchief and even the utilitarian jew-
elry should be in keeping with the
character of the costume and the pur-
pose from which it is intended.
This does not need an extravagant
outlay of money, but it does require a
careful expenditure and a wise choice,
then with ordinary care your sport
outfit will give good service.
Navy blue has reasserted itself. For
some women it never went into eclipse,
vy blue suit as part of one’s between-
season wardrobe is as necessary as
eggs in a custard.
But for several seasons past the
honors once held by navy blue have
been divided between black and the
shades that we call beige. This has
been especially true in France. Now
France has started the fashion for a
return to dark blues. We are inclined
to call them all navy blue, but as a
matter of fact the blue that we usual-
ly select is darker than the traditional
However, beige still has its follow-
ers, who will argue its advantages as
the color for street suits and wraps as
vociferously as other women will ar-
gue in favor of navy blue.
Chaudfroid of Chicken.—One cold
boiled fowl, two ounces clarified fat,
one and one-half ounces flour, one pint
white stock, two tablespoonfuls aspic
jelly, salt, pepper, salad, mayonnaise
sauce. Cut the fowl into neat joints
and remove the skin. Melt the drip-
ping, stir in the flour, add the stock
and stir until it boils and thickens;
add salt and pepper. Turn the sauce
into the basin, add the jelly and stir
till quite cold. Coat the pieces of
fowl with it and dish up on a bed of
lettuce mixed with mayonnaise sauce.
Spanish Rice.—One cupful of rice,
two cupfuls of strained tomatoes, four
cupfuls water, two chopped pimento.
Salt, pepper and butter. Bake one
Laborers for Construction Work
At 45c¢. per hour.
Ten hours a day. Good long job.
The Viscose Co.,
68-10-tf LEWISTOWN, PA.
Caldwell & Son
Plumbing and Heating
By Hot Water
Full Line of Pipe and Fittings
AND MILL SUPPLIES
ALL SIZES OF
Terra Cotta Pipe and Fittings
Estimates Cheerfully and Promptly
~ Week-Ahead Program
Cut this eut and
save for reference.
SATURDAY, MAY 19:
BUCK JONES in “SNOW DRIFT
finally winds up in happiness.
MONDAY, MAY 21:
TUESDAY, MAY 22:
WHEELER OAKMAN in “THE H
ing melodrama story of half-breed
er objects. Murder is committed.
FRIDAY, MAY 25:
,” is one of this versatile actor’s good
melodramas in which the hero rescues the heroine from the blizzard and
Also, Snub Pollard Comedy.
THOMAS MEIGHAN in “OUR LEADING CITIZEN,” a seven reel fairly
interesting story of love and politics.
girl, is induced to run for Congress, is asked to be crooked, runs on inde-
pendent ticket and wins election and girl.
Also, Pathe News and Lloyd Comedy.
A hero returned from overseas meets
A good show. Don’t miss it.
ALFBREED,” a six reel fairly interest-
falls in love iwth white girl whose fath-
Also, two reel educational comedy.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, MAY 23 AND 24:
JOHN BARRYMORE in “SHERLOCK HOLMES,” a very entertaining pic-
ture in which this fine star gives one of his finest performances.
and story are also familiar, no description necessary.
and acted you should not miss it under any circumstances. Also, two
reel Sunshine Comedy. :
It is so well made
FRANK MAYO in “THE BOLTED DOOR,” an appealing society drama
with convincing acting and good photography. A story of hero compelled
to marry heroine to get fortune, but soon learns to love. Also, the fifth ep-
isode of ART ACORD in “THE OREGON TRAIL.”
SATURDAY, MAY 19:
actor. Was he man or devil?
THURSDAY, MAY 24:
youth placed at a disadvantage.
a fine human interest vein.
LON CHANEY in “THE BLIND BARGAIN.” A fine story of this eminent
Well worth while.
Hodkinson Corp. produces “SECOND FIDDLE,” a story of triumph of
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MAY 25 AND 26: :
All Star Cast in “THE THIRD ALARM,” with Johnny Walker, Edna Hall,
Frankie Lee, etc. A seven reel moral and sensational appealing story, with
‘for there some women to whom a na- |
A Good Watch or Diamond
bought on our Easy Payment Plan,
enables you to own Jewelry of value
that you possibly could not pay for
at one time. We would be glad to
have you interview us in regard to
No Added Charge for Payments
F. P. Blair & Son,
Jewelers and Optometrists
he bank check is probably the most useful
business convenience we have. No won-
der that it has come into universal use. It goes
everywhere; no place is too near or too remote.
One opens a letter and sees a check; it may
be from next door or a thousand miles distant.
Yet there is always a little thrill of interest for
it represents something vital, and is an experience
that does not grow old.
A check transfers money and pays
furnishing an automatic receipt. The evidence
of payment it gives is conclusive. It furnishes a
record of expenditures, a history of your business.
It tells you where you could have saved. It is a
mute witness of thrift or extravagance.
There are still a few people, not many— who
do not have checking accounts.
If you are one of these, come to see us.
The First National Bank
You wonder- - - - - and it’s no
Here we all are - packing the
papers with prices and praise -
all seeking your trade - all prom-
ising the world, so to speak
But here’s a tip, we use in our
buying, and we haven’t any
objection to your using it on us
COMPARE, put your earto every
other clothing machine in town
and if the purr of our styles, the
plus of our values and the minus
in our prices don’t sound the
sweetest then eliminate us im-
It takes courage to talk like
this but if you knew this store as
we know it, you'd add some-
thing to it besides your name.