Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 11, 1925, Image 7

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Bellefonte, Pa., September 11, 1925.
Happy Phrases Colied
by Unlettered Persons
The best of all word makers are the
unlettered. Professor Gildersleeve sald
that the masses own the language.
Malherbe, the exquisite Parisian poet
and connoisseur of words, frankly
owned that his masters of speech wer?
the porters in the Haymarket.
When Roosevelt was a ranch owner
and had been felling trees with his
men, he happened to overhear one of
them say, “Bill cut down fifty-three, I
cut forty-nine, and the boss he beaw
ered. down seventeen.”
Roosevelt, who always enjoyed a
good joke on himself went on, “Those
who have ever seen the stump of a
tree gnawed down by a beaver will
understand the exact force of the com-
We have always needed a word for
mistake as applied to action, and the
Maine guide has coined it, Robert
Haven Schauffieur writes, in the Cen-
tury Magazine. When he runs his
canoe upon a rock or chooses a chan-
nel with insufficient water, he maker
a “mis-go.”
A homespun New England philoso-
pher in southern California coined an
excellent verb. He was arguing that
sterling qualities of heart are rarer
than those of head. “Oh, h—1,” he ex-
claimed, “why, you can just go out and
huckleberry for brains, but a heart of
gold is as rare as a dingmaul.”
And my hired man, a racy son of
Cape Cod, once made a piquant adjec-
tive out of a noun by referring to
Charles O. Ellms as “the best-booked
man in Scituate.” He it was who, one
day when the weather was too unfa-
vorable for him either to “hay it” or
“hoe it,” smashed his false teeth or
the well curb, and had to “gum it.”
Children, too, have a sure instinct at
times for word coining. I know some
who christened their playroom “The
Somber Colors for Chinese
One sign of the leveling influence of
commercial atmosphere is noticed in
the principal business centers of China,
where black and other somber and dig-
nified colors are now the Chinese busi-
ness man’s dress. Gone are the bril-
liant flowery silks and satins that once
flitted among Chinese hongs and made
the Chinees business world so pictur-
esque. China is falling in line with
the world in a business way. Foreign-
style clothing is becoming increasingly
popular, and even Chinese who still
cling to their native dress have adopt-
ed the foreign taste of plain and dark
materials as their business color. In
Shanghal silks, so long the synonym
in popular imagination for China, are
going out of fashion for business wear.
Foreign imported woolens are gaining
favor, During the last four years
woolen imports have increased four-
fold and silk merchants state that the
new taste is having a marked effect on
their trade. Here is evidence aplenty
for those who complain that business
is driving all the art and color out of
Deserved to Lose
The late John S. Sargent, the fa-
mous American portrait painter, was
once obliged to atiend an unsavory
murder trial in London for the pur-
pose of making certain sketches,
The trial was also attended by many
society folk, and one morning, when
Mr. Sargent arrived late, he found his
seat occupied by a great lady. He said
nothing, but at the luncheon hour he
ate a very hurried luncheon, and so it
came about that when the great lady
came back from her own luncheon she
found that her place was gone.
She put up her lorgnette, stared at
Mr. Sargent haughtily and said:
“Dear me, I've lost my seat.”
“Madame,” said Mr. Sargent, “whéh
a lady so far forgets herself as to at-
tend a trial of this unsavory kind, she
is apt to lose both her seat and her
“A little while ago I read a book on
psychology,” said a Lakeville farmer.
“It said that if you lay a hen down on
the floor and then draw a line up to
its bill, it will be temporarily hypno-
tized and stay there for several min-
utes. Well, sir, I thought I'd try it. I
had plenty of hens and a pencil to
draw the line, so I brought in a good
plump chicken and sat her down. That
stunt actually worked. She sat dead
still for about three minutes, then
sort of shook her head and walked
away. But you can’t fool me on the
hypnotism stuff. That hen simply had
her eyes crossed, and being vain like
all females, wouldn’t get up until she
got them straightened out.”—Detroit
New Power Computation
Estimating that the average work
capacity of one human being js one-
eighth horse-power and that there was
700,000,000 mechanical horse-power de-
veloped in this country, engineers claim
that: every ‘man, woman and child in
the United States has at his command
the equivalent of 48 slaves.—Science
Step Toward Brotherhood
The Federal Council of Churches has
recently issued the statement that
Jewish rabbis are lecturing in Protes-
tant theological seminaries on race ro-
lations as exchange professors. Chris-
tian ministers are speaking at Jewish
colleges and institutions on the broth-
erhood of races.
Wholesome Realism Should
Be Sole Aim.
The protest of the Tenneszee ad-
mirers of Andrew Jackson because of
the portraits of the master of the
Hermitage and his wife painted in an
article by Meade Minnegerode again
raises the question of the value of the
work of the new school of portrait
painting. Nothing is so drab and
dreary as the unrelieved eulogy in
which all the human blemishes of the
subject are painted out; and nothing
more deceptive and unjust than giving
to these blemishes such exaggerated
importance as to make them domi-
nate the whole. But the general ten-
dency toward realism in biography is
altogether wholesome. Men, and the
best of men, are made up of elements
of strength and weakness, and there
can be no honest portrait of a man
or woman in which both elements are
not given their proportionate place.
We want no more Parson Weems and
no more Liographical portraits paint-
ed to order to satisfy the sensibilities
of the subject's family, a writer ir
the New York World affirms.
There is one danger, however, In
the tendency of some of these por-
trait painters. Because there is some-
thing in human nature which craves
to know the worst of a fellow-being
who has attained distinction, the biog-
rapher seeking popularity is tempted
to seek the weaknesses and to min-
imize the elements of strength. It is
easy to paint a grotesque Jackson,
a supercunning Jefferson and a black
Burr. Easy to paint a portrait of
Lincoln, uncouth, awkward, socially
crude, commonplace, even vulgar.
Easy to paint a Washington cold, ma-
terialistic, uninspiring and offensive.
Easy thus to paint these men if the
writer sets out with the determina-
tion to paint them so, through the
overemphasis of their shortcomings
and the rejection of other and over
shadowing qualities.
And what a John Adams could be
painted! His childish vanity, his
almost puerile love of show, his pas-
sion for distinctions and titles, his
petty Jjealousies, his strutting pomp
and ridiculous pose, his rages of
temper—use these qualities, unques-
tionably his, to the exclusion of others
and what a laughable creature we
have! But that would make a cari-
cature and not a portrait. Into hen-
est realistic portraiture must likewise
go his real ability, his superb moral
courage, his manly independence, his
robust patriotism. A portrait of the
first sort would make inexplicable his
high position in the state; one of the
second kind, without his weaknesses
painted in, would make incomprehen-
sible’ his unpopularity and fall; -and
the only portrait which would explain
the man, his greatness and his fall,
would be that including all the quali-
ties that made him.
Along with this disposition to over
emphasize the failings of a subject,
to which too many modern literary
portrait painters are prone, is the
less offensive tendency in others to
twist traits to the justification of their
preconceptions. Here even Gamaliel
Bradford is not wholly free—albeit
usually so and always conscientious.
His conception of Aaron Burr as a
man who looked on life as a gay ad-
venture for the extraction of fun may
be possible, but it was scarcely just
to cite his action in carrying the body
of Richard Montgomery, his loved
commander, on his shoulders through
a rain of kullets to the American line.
No such extraordinary explanation is
necessary. Burr's natural gallantry,
his devotion to his friends, his love of
Montgomery, offer explanation enough,
and he is surely entitled to the credit.
On that occasion Burr was not playing
a child’s game, he was doing a brave
man’s work.
Many years ago Cromwell gave the
pest possible advice to the literary
portrait painter—“warts and all.” He
did not say just “warts,” but “warts
—and all.” Only thus can we have a
living likeness painted with fidelity to
truth. It is a wholesome tendency to
paint in the warts, but it can be eas-
ily overdone—when nothing but warts
are shown,
Voting for the Right Man
Wherever there is a county court
house, a number of loafers are always
about and the number varies accord-
ing to the size of the courthouse.
Several days ago a group of men was
lined up on the small curb that fences
the Marion county courthouse yard.
Several were colored. A colored wom-
an who had just obtained a divorce
from her husband in one of the Su-
perior courts. passed triumphantly by
and stopped before the group long
enough to remark: “You didn’t vote
for the right man last fall. It's all
your own fault. You wouldn't be out
0’ work if you had voted right.”—In-
‘dianapolis News.
Pensions for Professors
Exemption from duties with a pen-
sion “equal to the income they may
‘enjoy” is obligatory for professors of
Secondary, commercial and special in-
struction in the public schools of Chile,
who have completed 30 years of ser-
‘vice and have reached the age of fifty-
five. The government may, for very
special reasons, authorize these em-
ployees to continue performing their
duties for five years more. This is
provided in degree law No. 387, pro-
mulgated March 12, 1925, and officially
reported to the State départment by
[William Miller Collier, United States
ambassador at Santiago.
By Levi A. Miller.
I have often said that marriage
seems to me to be the epitome of all
other fine relations. There is a cer-
tain element of brotherliness in it as
between the married pair; there is a
certain fatherly attitude; there is a
certain motherly brooding on the part
of the wife over her husband; there is
friendship, and an element of com-
radeship; and there is always some-
thing infinitely more.
What is that something infinitely
more? It is something present in no
other human relation. It is just the
feeling that, as between husband and
wife, there shall be a total blending of
mind with mind and heart with heart;
that they shall touch not merely at
one point, as friends and companions
do, but that they shall touch at all
points; that they cannot endure sep-
aration. Emerson said he could well
afford to have his friend, Carlyle, live
on the other side of the water—he did
not need his presence; but true hus-
band and wife cannot live one on this
side of the water and the other on the
other side. They are moved to have
all things in common, to live under
the same roof, to break bread togeth-
er day by day; to pass through the vi-
cissitudes of life together; to con life’s
lessons together; to wish to confer
perpetual benefit on the other. They
are not romantic, enthusiastic, neith-
er are they without the poetic rapture
of each other’s relation. The true love
of marriage differs from romantic
love in this, that the romantic lover
sees perfection contrary to the facts,
and attributes a persent perfection to
the other; the real lover is he who
sees a certain excellence, a certain
charm. Without the attraction of
that there would be no approach—but
beyond that, sees the possibility of
greater excellence and perfection
which shall be developed, through mu-
tual help.
One cannot think of marriage with-
out the children. And it is in relation
to the children that the task of realiz-
ing the excellence which has not. yet
appeared, is best achieved. The chil-
dren, if they are to be well brought up,
and well guided, must reverence their
parents, and the parents must become
worthy of their reverence. Our chil-
dren come to us for knowledge. If we
are to impart that knowledge we must
have it; we cannot afford to be idlers
and triflers. Of course we cannot give
them all the instruction they require.
We send them to schools or engage
tutors for them; but we must give
them at least the afflatus of knowl-
edge. They must not look upon us as
ignorant persons. They must realize
that in some field we too are compe-
tent. Furthermore, the children de-
pend upon us for example. How far
reaching is our example? What a
challenge then to us to become self-
controlled and serene for their sake!
Let us try to achieve serenity, pa-
tience and resignation, so that the
light of our countenance may illu-
mine their life. The child needs the
right kind of father and mother.
The man of sixty who awakens sud-
denly to the fact that he has spent
twenty of these precious years in the
unconsciousness of sleep is apt to re-
proach himself for what seems at the
moment to have been a prodigal waste
of time. Nevertheless, he can com-
fort himself with the reflection that
had he not had, approximately at
least, these hours of blissful oblivion
he would not be alive to worry about
the matter. Sound sleep for a certain
number of hours in every twenty-four
is as vital to good health as is daily
sufficiency of good food, fresh air,
sunlight and exercise.
Opponents of daylight-saving time,
declare that it “deprives people of
their natural sleep.” That is, how-
ever, simply begging the question,
since nobody has yet defined when we
ought to sleep or for how many hours.
We know, of course, that people who
are both physically and mentally lazy
deliberately oversleep, while on the
other hand, the mentally alert and
bodily active are apt to deprive them-
selves of the amount of sleep that is
essential to health. We are also aware
that both that “little more” and “little
less” tell in the long run with cumu-
lative effect on the brain and nerves,
seriously impairing the structure and
functions of both, and injuring health
and shortening life.
People seem to think that there
should be some ruling on the vexed
question of how many hours a healthy
human adult should sleep. If all hu-
man creatures were in every respect
alike this would be easy; but since no
two members of the human family
are, or ever will be, exactly alike, the
adage “One man’s meat is another
men’s poison” may also read, “One
man’s sleep is another man’s insom-
nia,” and vice versa. Some require a
little more sleep than others.
A lealthy man, sleeping independ-
ently of the help of any narcotic, in
an adequately ventilated room, knows
he has had enough sleep when he
awakes auicmatically feeling refresh-
ed in spirit and body. On the other
hand, the sleeper who deliberately
sleeps on or “dozes” until he is called
by a knock or a clock can scarcely tell
whether he has slept too much or too
little. If he feels bright at breakfast
he has probably hit the happy medi-
um; if he does not, then he doesn’t
know whether he has had too little or
too much oblivion.
A man’s daily output of nerve en-
ergy is the measure of the period re-
quired for its restoration during
sleep. Hence the great diversity in
the hours required for slumber by dif-
ferent individuals. As illustrations of
this diversity it is usual to quote the
hours of sleep required by men like
Napoleon, John Wesley and others
who lived in days when the stress and
strain on the nervous system was
nothing compared with what it is to-
—Subseribe for the “Watchman.”
reer eee.
Gold bullion to the value of
$10,000,000 has been received from
France as semi-annual interest on her
$400,000,000 debt to this country
growing out of purchase of left-over
A. E. F. war supplies.
All Qut of Sorts?
So Was This Bellefonte Woman Who
Tells Her Experience.
All too often women accept their
pains and aches as natural to their
kidneys are often to blame for that
backache, those headaches, dizzy
spells and that tired, depressed feel-
ing. Thousands have found new
health and strength by helping the
weakened kidneys with Doan’s Pills—
a stimulant diuretic. This Bellefonte
case is one of many: :
Mrs. J. O. Clark, Willowbank St.,
says: “My kidneys were in bad eon-
dition and a bearing-down pain in the
small of my back made housework a
burden and I could hardly move with-
out misery. When I did any washing
or ironing, the dragging ache across
my kidneys became worse. My kid-
neys were sluggish, too, and finally I
became tired and had to drag around
as best I could. I used three boxes of
Doan’s Pills and they brought relief.”
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don’t
simply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan’s Pills—the same that Mrs.
Clark had. Foster-Milburn Co., Mfrs.,
Buffalo, N. Y. 70-36
this bank.
here are two kinds of work—rou-
tine work and creative work.
Whether your work is routine or
creative, put your whole soul in it and you
will reach a high mark. Work faithfully,
save diligently and deposit regularly with
3 per cent Interest Paid on Savings Accounts
in the morning.
Leave Buffalo—_ 9:00 P, M.
Arrive Cleveland *7:00 A. M.
Automobile Rate—$7.50.
Send for free onal puzzle chart of
the Great Ship - DBEE” and
32-page booklet.
The Cleveland & Buffalo Transit Co.
Cleveland, Ohio
Fare, $5.50
Your Rail Ticket is
Standard Time
Connects 3 Stestues HOTTY OF BUFFALO?” arrives 7:30 A. M.
onnections for 'oint, Put-in-Bay, Toledo, Detroi ints.
Ask your ticket agent or tourist agency fo tickets Na C& id Ther Porass:
| A restful night on Lake Erie
| Makes a pleasant break in your journey. A good bed in a clean,
cool stateroom, a long sound sleep and an appetizing breakfast ||
Daily May 1st to November 15th
Leave Cleveland—9:00 P. M.
Arrive Buffalo —*7:00 A. M.
The Great Ship
Length, 500 feet,
“Breadth, 98 feet
They fail to realize that weak ||
..Bang L..
We Start, it. With a Bang
Mens Suits
. That
We Start, the Season Saving
you a $10 Bill---that’s why we say
«Bang l.
at; Faybles—be sure ai
see them. Watch our Window
are All-Wool
are All Well Tailored
are Styled to the Minute
have 2 Pairs of Pants
are Priced at $25.00
are Full $10 Under Others
All New All New
A. Fauble
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
New Fall Goods Ready
All the new, bright colors in the 54 inch
cloths; all wool, stylish stripes, and the
solid colors ; also the new side bands.
from $12.50 up; any
‘New and Special Fall Coats om, x50 up: any
NEW SCARFS are most fascinating—Double Scarf in
crepe de chene; hand-painted design in all the new shades.
Roomy Pouch-Shaped Bags of suede,
New Hand Bags patent leather and brocades, in tan,
grey, brown and black.
in New Fall Curtains and Draperies
New Tapestry for doing over the living room suit or chairs
that may look a little shabby after the Summer wear.
We have on sale Shoes,
For the School Kiddies Dresses, Wash Suits, Hose,
Socks, Shirts and Sweaters, at prices that will surprise you.
September Clearance
of all Summer Goats, Dresses and Piece Goods
Must, Go----Regardless of Cost.
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