Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 20, 1925, Image 6

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efonte; Pa., November 20, 1925.
Have Been Common in Ev-
ery Race and Class.
. There Is nothing new under the
i The flapper of today !s one
« with Tyre and Nineveh. Away in the
credible years when the first
undation slab of the Sphynx was
] . the Egyptian flapper was Inter-
ring with the process of its future
by furtive glances cast on impression-
‘able members of the board of works
- of the pharaohs.
Cleopatra was a flapper. Shake-
are talks of her “hopping 40 paces
- down the public street.” No one but
flapper could have adopted such a
method of progression. Her freak of
a valuable pearl In acid was
r flapperishness.
~ Helen of Troy was a girl of many
estructive impulses. She would have
at any cost. Hence the wooden
horse and the fall of Troy.
At a little later period the skittish
' Venus was In the same capricious form
‘when she prevailed upon the “Pious
Aeneas” to break his journey with her.
Horace in his songs invokes the
mame of Lalage and other maidens.
dt is sdfe to assume that two-thirds
«of them were little canaries who coyly
pésponded to the lyrical advances of
‘the Latin nightingale,
In the heroic days the Grecian flap-
pers took much more exercise than
thelrsRoman sisters. They were the
forerunners of the modern sports girl,
~ Here it may be well to indicate that
flappérs .are not confined to any one
class of communities, ancient or mod-
- ern. They are just as frequent among
the plebs as among the patricians,
. There is pot the faintest doubt that
fli-fated Marie Antoinette, in her
early years at the French court, was
Lord, the only prayers I know are the
ones the preachers pray,
The printed prayers the people read on
every Sabbath day.
The prayers you've heard ten million times
—yet, often when alone
I've wished that I could write a prayer
that I could call my own.
I've wished I had the gift of words that 1
might pen for Thee
A prayer I'd thought up all myself to
guide and comfort me.
Thanksgiving day is here once more. For
all your mercies sent :
No printed prayer I'll use today no time-
worn sentiment.
I’m going to voice my gratitude for all the
joys we've known,
Not in the language of the church, but
crudely in my own.
When I have said “Our Father,” I shall
give my heart full sway
And let it voice the many things its wanted
long to say.
Twill not be very long good Lord.
speak it as I would,
If You were near to smile on me to show
You understood.
I'll thank Thee for our happy home and
all the love it shields,
The strength we've had to bear our tasks,
the harvests of the fields;
And though when I shall say “Amen” the
prayer may not be fine,
The grateful words which I shall speak
will every one be mine.
(Copyright, 1923, by Edgar A. Guest).
np Ap Fors
By L. A. Miller.
I had occasion to call at the Stit-
zer’s stores a few evenings ago on a
little political mission and there over-
heard a very spirited controversy on
the Spirits of the Air. The dialogue
proved quite interesting to me and
may enlighten your readers on this
mysterious proposition; the contro-
versy follows: .
“Did you ever notice,” said David to
Whistler, “how the weather affects
“No, nor nobody else,” replied
Whistler, as he mechanically drum-
med “Flowers of Spring”, on the back
of a chair with his fingers.
“I might have known better than to
have propounded such a question to
an enchanting flapper.
_ Another most unhappy woman,
Mary Queen of Scots, was so full of
esplegleric and fascination that John
Knox, In Puritan Scotland, found her
an easy victlm to stern-browed perse-
Louise de la Valiiere was not the
obvious type, but she was a type of
pper none the less. She was quite
a little bird who attracted the long
devotion of a fastidious king in a few |
fights. Her friend, Mlle. de Tonnay-
Charente, afterwards Mme. de Mont-
* spon, was a bird of brighter methods,
but both were of the order seduisante
, that captures kings and clerks alike.
More hoydenish and daring than
either of them was the gallant sister
of Charles II later Duchess d’Or- ,
leans. Charles’ sister was as gay and
Beky as the most up-to-date New
' York fun seeker. She loved to dress
a» the apparel of men, as girls of to-
. ay adore appearing in mock-mascu-
. line garb at fancy dress dances.
Nell Gwyn was the very pink of
flappers. Her smiles were as restora-
tive as her oranges; and her kisses
« would have bucked up a regiment.
Nell remained a flapper until the end. '
She never lost the arts of her grin-
ning, impudent girlhood. Charles
was a mighty good judge of the fair
.8ex; and it is significant that he
gave his best devotion to the queen
and pride of flappers.—Book Notes.
Early Protestants
The name “Huguenots” was given
to French followers of Calvin, Prot-
estant leader of the Reformation.
They suffered massacre at Vassy by
{ the party of Guise in 1562. This act
& led to the civil wars, which continued
@ i until the Edict of Nantes in 1598, when
<4 ‘civil and religious liberty was con-
- wer @ $ =.
firmed to them. The massacre of St.
Bartholomew occurred August 24,
1572, during a truce in the wars. The :
. wer. the Huguenots gained as a po- |
litical party following the edict was of
short. duration, being destroyed in a
few years by Louis XIII and his min- |
ister, Richelieu. Louis XIV, in 1685, |
revoked the Bdict of Nantes, and as a
result half a million Huguenots fled
to England, Germany, the Netherlands, |
;8Switzerland and America.—Kansas
City Star.
Seeger o ©
Found It Easy to Forgive
“You know the feeling, that flush of
' anger that comes over you when you're
ry! driving’ peacefully along a country
+ road and suddenly hear a familiar!
« gharp report,” said the motorist. “You !
“5, begin to curse and ask yourself why
®, you didn't change that tire. Well, T
» “was driving near the Oakland Hills
= Country and Golf club recently and
: = all of a sudden ‘Bang! I got out to |
see which tire it was. They were all
0. K. Then up comes a beknickered
chap and starts apologizing for some-
thing. ‘Sorry,’ says he, ‘sort of missed
. my aim and drove my pill into your
rear fender. Sure enough there was
a dent In the fender and the ball was
.a short distance away. I was only too
glad to forgive him.”—Detroit News.
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To Aid Children
Knights of Youth, a new order
whose purpose is the ethical training
of school children, hag been introduced
in 12 public schools of New York city.
' Nearly 1,000 children are enlisted in
the ranks of knighthood in one school
_ Thig order acclaims character as the
: t's noblest quest, and It was
ped to combat the increase in ju-
e crime, It is sponsored by the
a .
| time.
; meant, for I knew there was a cause
‘Natlonal Child Welfare assoctation.
you while this animated contest is on
for judicial honors. The fact re-
mains, however, that the weather has
a marked effect on the morals of a
great many.”
| “I know it makes me sleepy some-
, times,” exclaimed Dude, rubbing his
{ eyes and yawning lazily. “One day I
will be as dull as a rusty cent, and
, the next as bright as the flowers that
" bloom in spring.”
“Oh, bother the flowers that bloom
in the spring; they have nothing to do
in the case,” warbled Whistler in reg-
ular Ku Klux accents.
“It’s when you have been out late,
or stuffing yourself with pretzels and
+ Of course David has some great
theories hatched up about it that no
one can understand but himself, and
it is very doubtful if he does.”
“Of course he doesn’t understand it,
but he palms it off on us, and because |
we can’t knock his theory out, he
thinks it is all right. He knows that !
you don’t know anything, and when I |
get the better of him he calls me a
fool, and that ends it.”
Dude was about to proceed with his
remarks when David, who had been
paying no attention to the conversa-
tion re-lighted his pipe and proceeded.
“This thing was recalled to mind
last night by the roystering and noisy
people on the street; apparently a lit-
tle moonshine was in evidence. It
was after midnight when I went home,
and there was more confusion on the
streets than I have seen in a long
Of course I asked what it
for it. Besides, I have noticed often
before that on wet nights, particularly
at the breaking of a long dry spell,
that there is an unusual amount of
“Oh, that’s easily explained,” ob-
served Dude. Old Nick turns himself
loose occasionally and gets into the
“Just the conclusion I came to,” re-
plied David quickly. “But why should
old Nick select the particular occa-
“That’s the rub. He might come
out one night as well as the other if
there was nothing to control his ac-
tions except his own sweet will. That
led me to the conclusion that this
same old Nick is as much a subject of
powers of the air as the spirits of
Neuralgia, rhuematism or gout.”
“You are not up in the theology,”
interupted Whistler, “for I heard our
preacher say that the powers of th
air are old Nick himself.” :
“Old Nick is as good a name for
the evil spirits as any other, but our
philosophy teaches us that there are
two sides to everything, consequently
there must be some good spirits.”
“There you go on that everlasting
two-sided philosophy again,” growled
Dude. “For my part I have only
found one side to most of the practical
problems of life that have met me face
to face in my short, but eventful
“That is because you haven’t sought
the other side. It is there, just as
sure as there is any other side to that
show-case. If you were to get a peep
at it you might find out something,
even if it was nothing more than
where roaches stay in the winter. It
is this sort of thing that leads me to
the investigation of this matter we
have been talking about.”
“The rheumatic will rub his hip
replied Whistler. “We know that cer-
tain conditions of the atmosphere are
favorable for development of aches
and pains,” continued David.
The rheumatic will rub his hip
joints and tell you in all confldence
that there is going to be falling weath-
er soon. Although there is not a
sign of it visible in the sky, and
you barometor points steadily to the
fair weather mark.”
“How does this particular spirit
happen to know it is going to rain?
words both vertically and h
When the eorrect letters are placed im the white spaces this
orisontally. The first letter in each
eated by a number, which refers to the definition listed below the
Neo. 1 under the column headed “horizontal” defines a word
white spaces up to the first biack square to the right, and a number under
“vertical” defimes a word which will fill the white squares to the mext black
one below. Neo letters go In the black spaces. All words used are dictionary
words, except proper names. Abbreviations, slang, initials, technical terms and
obsolete forms are indieated in the definitions.
s 2
3 n 5 6
7 8 9 0
[7 2 3 [14 [3 13
7 TH © 0
21 2.2 3
as 26
pI [35
36 7 [38 40 41
42 5
46 7 48 49
50 SI
(®, 1925, Western Newspaper Union.)
Horizontal, Vertical.
3—~To observe 6—XEye (poetic) 1—Beverage 2—Anger
7—To fascinate 9—All 3—Obvious
11—Part of “to be” 4—Unit of work 6—Eggs
12—Venetian boat
16—Indefinite period of time
19—Kind of diving bird (pl)
20—Greek letter for “71”
21—Running contest
23—Mild expletive
25—Madden loved by Zeus
26—Month of Hebrew calendar
27—Rules of conduct
80—French for “the”
34—Former Russian ruler
36—Colloquial for agricultural stu-
37—Eskimo dwelling
40—United Indian federation (abbr.)
42—By way of
43—Indifferent to pain or pleasure
46—Large moving vehicle
46—Place in the wall to hold a
48—Deep-sea worker
50—Negative vote
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6—Staff of life
7—To shout 8—Burrowing animal
10—Personal pronoun
13—Negative 14—Canine
183—Clothes maker (plural)
20—Pictures impersonated by people
22—Seashore 24—Vexes
31—A second time
33—Nickname for Yale
84—Froglike amphibian
35—Large stream
86—Own (Scotch)
89—Ocean (abbr.)
44—Part of the mouth
47—Head covering
49—Large tub
88—To proceed
Solution will appear im mext issue
The most delicate instruments yet in-
vented are not able to detect it as
quickly as our nerves. Then again,
this individual who is possessed of the
spirit of rheumatism may be seen on
the streets several days before the
foul weather shows any signs of, sub-
siding. He says he is feeling pretty
well, and predicts fair weather before
i long.”
“How do you know but he has been
soaking his joints with Dr. Sullivan’s
rheumatic slugger, or somebody’s pain
slayer?” asked Whistler.
“A great many do resort to these
things and give them credit for the
relief they experience, when it is real-
ly due to the movements of the spirits
of the air. The people can feel coming
changes in their bones, why not feel i
them in their brains. If one spirit can
set your nerves to twinging and cause
your flesh to swell and burn, what is
to hinder another from causing us to
feel a sense of hunger and thirst?
What prompts the rooster to crow so
vigorously, geese to chatter and ducks
to quack long before a decided change
in the weather? These things have
been noticed for ages and are reli-
“Its spirits, I tell you,” answered
Whistler pettishly. “I have no doubt
of it,” said David seriously, “and there
is no reason for believing that the
operation of these spirits is confined
to the production of the pain of ill
humor. If they can affect the physical
system they can also affect the mental,
and whosoever affects the mental'may
affect the moral, either directly or in-
directly. Nnw there is Dude for in-
stance. Sometimes he is a most con-
summunte fool; so much so that you
cannot get him to understand any-
thing. Then again he is right cheer-
ful, and possibly sensible.”
“Never mind, Whistler, I know what
you mean, but it is better unsaid than
said. A man does not quarrel with
you about what you think, but about
what you say. Take your own case;
there are times when for a whole day
you do not regale us with sweet vio-
lets, nor drum more than a dozen tat-
toos on that loose pane of glass.
Why? Just because the spirit does
not move you. It is by the same line
of reasoning that we are enabled to
explain why the hired girl gives us
an occasional rest frem her tin-pan
voice in the kitchen.”
“I’d like to know what these spirits
are?” said Dude.
“Why you block head they are
spirits, there now.”
mere epee ese—
Madrid’s Deadly Ring.
An extremely valuable ring, which
is unguarded by the police or even
special watchmen, hangs suspended by
a silken cord around the neck of a
statue of the maid of Almodena, the
patron saint of Madrid, in one of the
autiful parks of the Spanish capital.
It is set with diamonds and pearls,
but notwithstanding this fact there is
no danger of its being stolen. The
most unscrupulous thief in Madrid
would net think of purloining it, Its
history is curious and interesting, and
equal to anything found in mediaeval
The ring was made for King Alfon-
so XII, who gave it to his cousin, the
pretty Mercedes, on the day of their
betrothal. She wore it continually
during her short married life. On her
death the King presented it to his
grandmother, Queen Christina, She
died soon after receiving it, and the
King gave the deadly little circle to
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his sister, the Infanta del Pilar, who
died within the montn.
Once again the ring started its
deadly rounds, next finding a place on
the finger of Christina, the youngest
daughter of the Duke of Montpensier,
but in less than three months she also
was dead, then Alfonso XII next plac-
ed it in his own casket, and lived less
than a year after so doing.
It is not surprising that it hangs so
safely on a statue in an unguarded
square of the capital of so supersti-
tious a country as Spain.
year Thanksgiving is the only one
that is for the people. Christmas and
Easter and the whole series of Chris-
tian festivals are for Christians only.
The Jews have their Rosh Hoshana
and their passover. The Mohamme-
dans among us have their Ramadan,
and even the Chinese have their feast
days, which they observe in their own
peculiar manner. ;
Each religion has its own, but there
is one Thanksgiving day for all, when
all, of whatever faith, can, in their
own way, call on God and praise Jesus
or Mohammed or Buddha.
November 18, 1787, was our first na-
tional Thanksgiving day, ordained by
the act of the Continental Congress
and proclaimed by George Washing-
ton. The day was set apart, in the
words of the resolution, to express
gratitude that God had been pleased
to “smile on us in the prosecution of
a just and necessary war for the de-
fense and establishment of our un-
alienable rights and liberty.”
The constitution had just been
adopted, and before the act setting
aside this day of thanksgiving had
been finally passed there had been not
a little discussion in Congress about
the propriety of the President’s ask-
ing people to give thanks for a con-
stitution for which some of them were
not thankful.
It was later that the last Thursday
in November came to be the day chos-
en, when no marked event indicated
another day, and the thanks of the na-
tion, united under ,the constitution,
were expressed on November 28, 1789.
Since that day the custom has never
been omitted entirely, although until
the civil war it was only occasionally
observed except in New England.
It was our Civil war which brought
the people to a new sense of national
oneness, and since 1863 the President
of the United States has annually is-
sued a proclamation of thanl:giving.
sage in 1861 could have dreained that
half a century later ‘lie lines of such
a proclamation would go eut into all
the world ?
Creek Indians’ Thanksgiving,
Among the Creek Indians of Okla-
homa the New Year begins with the
“Busk,” which is a celebration cor-
responding to our Thankegiviy , exX-
cept that they celebrate the ripening
of the corn, and not its harvesting.
Yet the idea is exactly the same—one
of giving thanks. By early writers it
was called the “green corn dance,” and |
was regarded as a time of general for-
giveness, of absolution of ali crime
and a doing away with any feeling of
hatred towards others.
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——The prediction that soft coal
will take the place of anthracite does
not seem to frighten the striking min-
——~Considering the present price
of eggs it must be admitted that the
hen is a modest bird.
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