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Bellefonte, Pa., November 11, 1927.
Creations of Dickens :
Real to the Author
Many of Charles Dickens’ creations
‘were worse than nightmares, as all
strong characters in fiction must nec-
essarity be. They were daymares.
“They were with him in his long me-
chanical walks, governed by mile-
stones and timed by a stop-watch. He
was glad of a congenial companion to
exorcise these spirits. They came
back to him in the evening, and in the
dead of night they often moved him
to rise and walk that long tramp’s
tramp of 27 miles from Tavistock
square to Gadshill through the misis
of early morning,
In writing his strongest characters,
Dickens always acted them. He could
hardly do otherwise with his dra-
matic temperament and the dramatic
nature of his works. Why more
dramas have never been manufactured
out of these works is found in the fact
that they contained too much dra-
“matic and “objective” material than
From this creation of dramatic fic.
tion the step to dramatic recitation
was easy and simple. [It was always
A mistake to call these efforts “read-
ings.” They were the most dramatic
of recitations. — Cleveland Plain
“Old Women” Accorded
Place as Phys: cians
Benjamin Franklin related a story,
“which was recorded and preserved by
“Thomas Jefferson, which throws a cu-
rious light on the doctors of his dav
ithe Pathfinder Magazine recalls.
“When I was in London,” said
Franklin, “there was a weekly ciub-of
physicians of which Sir John Pringle
‘was president, and I was invited by
my friend, Doctor Fothergill, to attend
when convenient. I happened to be
there when the question to be consid-
ered was whether physicians had, on
the whole, done most good cr harm?
The young members, particularly, hav-
ing discussed it very learnedly and elo-
quently till the subject was exhaust-
£d, one of them observed to Sir John
Pringle that though it was not usual
for the president to take part In de-
bate, yet they were desirous to know
this opinion on the question, He said
they must first tell him whether, under
the appellation of ‘physicians’ they
meant to include old women; if they
id he thought they had done more
good than harm; otherwise, more harm
Bathed in Bathing Suits
The shortage of baths in big country
houses of Victorian times was still
more noticeable in the latter part of
the Eighteenth century. Mrs. Montagu,
the famous. “Queen of the Blue Stock-
ings,” proclaimed with triumph: “My
bathtub is ready for me, so tomorrow
id shall go in.” But there was a diffi-
«culty, “Pray look for my bathing
dress,” she ordered. “Till then I must
#0 in in chemise and jupon.”
Miss Dorothea Gregory wrote from
Edinburgh: “I find there a cold bath
In the house. Miss Gordon thinks I
shall do well to make use of it, but as
i was not aware of such a thing being
in the house I did not bring my bath-
ing dress with me.” In those days a
cold bath was not a thing to be taken
fightly—or immodestly, — Mancheste-
Early Wine Making
The actual making of wine in an-
cient times does not appear to have
differed very much in principle from
the methods obtaining at the present
day. Plastering appears to have been
known at an early date and when the
Juice of the grape was too thin for
the production of a good wine it was
occasionally boiled down with a view
to concentration. The first wine re-
ceptacles were made of skins or hides
treated with oil or resin to make them
Impervious. Later earthenware ves-
sels were employed, but the wooden
cask, not to mention the glass hottle.
was not generally known until a much
A Scottish professor had returned
from a long walk and his feet were
yery sore. He was told the best thing
40 do was to bathe them in hot water.
This he did. Then in the ordinary
-course of events, he proceeded to dry
‘his feet. He dried one foot, then, with-
~out the slightest regard as to what he
-was doing, put it back in the basin.
He then proceeded to dry the other
-foot, which he also redipped in the
This went on for some time. Then
ne began to get puzzled.
“Good gracious!” he muttered at
ast; “I didn’t know TU had so many
Jomprachicos was the name adopted
oy a nomadic affiliation famous in the
Seventeenth century in Europe. This
band of persons made a practice of
buying and selling children. These
children were by means of surgical op-
erations deformed and disfigured so
that they assumed certain peculiarities
which provided the humor demanded at
the time, The organization had its
own laws. oaths and formulas, and was
found principally in England, Spain,
France and Germany. The name is a
compound Spanish word meaning buy-
ers of little ones.
Moliere Unhappy in
His Choice of Mate
Moliere, the great French dramatist,
was for a long time in love with Made-
leine Bejart, who had accompaaied
him on his provincial tours, but when
he married his bride was Armande, a
younger sister of Madeleine.
Armande was twenty years old and
Moliere was forty. She was an actress
like her sister, and while she was fas-
cinating she was not exactly beautiful,
Though it is difficult to get at the
truth of Moliere’s married life, it is
known that Moliere was not very hap-
Py. Undoubtedly his wife aroused his
Jealousy by her eagerness for admira-
tion and her enjoyment of flirtations.
But whether he had deep reason for
Jealousy, it 1s impossible to be sure,
though many biographers have at-
tacked Armande’s character. Three
children were born, but Moliere and his
wife failed to get on well together and
finaily they separated. They were re-
united, however, shortly before the
dramatist’s death, The night of Feb-
ruary 17, 1673, he struggled through
a performance at the theater and then
was sent home desperately ill. Before
his wife could reach his bedside he
was dead.—Detroit News.
Chinese Wall Paper
of Exquisite Design
There must be in various parts of
fingland a good deal of old Chinese
‘wall paper such as that which the
duke of Atholl recently sold at
In the Eighteenth century a lot ot
this wonderfully painted wall paper
was brought from China for decorat-
ing houses, and possibly some of it
thas been stored away and never used,
‘as in the case of the 24 rolls which the
‘duke has just sold. . These were un-
rolled, and found just as they came
from the East years ago. This
Chinese paper is very beautiful, mostly
, ligion with his politics,
with long-tailed pheasants and other
brilliantly hued birds interspersed
among bright flowers and green foli-
age, and the colors remain remark-
ably fresh and unfaded after being
hung a century.
It is said that at Logie house, Aber-
deenshire, the seat of Col. George
Milne, there is some of this exquisite
Oriental wall paper as good as ever
it was. :
A Rapid Sightseer
All records for rapid sightseeing
were beaten recently when a visitor
from Detroit did 4,000 pictures in the
National Gallery, London, represent-
ing six centuries of painting, in twen-
ty-seven minutes, beating by seven
minutes the previous record made in
1925 by a native of Buffalo.
The visitor arrived at 12:25 with u
luncheon appointment at one o'clock.
Since ten o'clock he had visited the
Tower, the Monument, the Guildhall
and St. Paul's cathedral. He had also
done a little shopping in the Strand
and, as he remarked, he would have
the afternoon free for visits to the
British and South Kensingten niie-
ums and the Wallace collection. —
I'rom the Continental Iidiiicn of tan
London Daily Mail.
During a purity campaign in London
a meeling was arranged to be held ai
the City temple, of which Doctor P’ar-
ker, the famous preacher, was then
minister, relates Bramwell Booth in
his “Echoes and Memories.” Some
question arose as to whether a certain
labor leader, at that time a bold and
active figure, should be asked to
speak. Ile had been already ap-
proathed and had expressed his will-
ingness to come—*“but, mind, none of
your d—d religion.” Some one put it
to Doctor Parker at last definitely
whether the labor leader should be in- !
‘Oh, let him come,” was the doctor's
ceply; and then in his deepest tones:
“Yes, let him come, but, mind, none of
his d—d infidelity !”—Kansas Civy
Easy to Please
Mr. Merryweather had bought a
new pair of shoes through the post.
When they arrived he was entertain.
ing a bachelor friend.
“You won't mind if I try these en
now?” he asked his visitor, and pre
ceeded to undo the parcel.
He slipped his foot into one of the
shoes, only to withdraw it with a
howl of pain. There was a large nail
sticking up in the heel.
“You'll send them back at once, of
course?” said the visitor.
“No,” replied Merryweather, “}
don’t think so. The nail was prob-
ably put there to keep one's foot from
sliding forwards.”—London Answers,
Interested in Milking
Junior was visiting his grandpar-
ents at the farm and all activities at
the dairy barn were interesting to
He was getting a supply of cookies
from his grandmother at milking
time, and she was not hurrying as
much as Junior felt that she should.
“Please hurry grandma,” he begged.
“1 want to see them milk, and I must
get back; they had the cows all
‘parked’ when I left.”
Know Your Subject
- Some people do a lot of talking in
order to explain what they have been
talking about. The trouble lies in un-
dertaking to talk about what one has
not sufficient knowledge. Better knew
wore and talk less.—Grit.
- Great Man Misjudged
Danlel Webster was constantly ac-
cused of intemperance. There is no
doubt that he liked gdod living and
was a eonnoisseur in wines and food.
When a strong man dies of cirrhosis
of the liver the suggestion of alcohol
Is likely to intrude itself, It was a
drinking age, and Webster can cer-
tainly clair no special abstemiousness.
But the charges that he appeared in
public and spoke when drunk have
never been proved and are just the
sort most readily circulated and mos*
Writing in Harper's Magazine Gam-
allel Bradford says: “To me Web-
ster’s love of the sunrise and habit of
five o'clock in the morning work are
quite inconsistent with serious diss’
“I do not find anything in Webster's
religion particularly discordant with
his morals. He was a devout church
member, frequently discoursed upon
religious subjects, and always with
gravity and infinite unction. I believe
that he was perfectly sincere and that
there was not a tinge of deliberate
hypocrisy in all this.
“But I do not see the slightest evi-
dence that religion ever took profound
hold of him either as a matter of agony
or as a matter of rapture. I have
an irresistible desire to class his re-
an excellent parallel to the Constitu-
tion, and the Bible took the place of
the Supreme court.”—Detroit News.
What a Question!
“Where are you going in such a
hurry?” asked Mrs. Bibbles, ~
“Over to John Jagsby’s house,” said
Mr. Bibbles. “He has just telephoned
to ask if I could lend him a cork-
screw, and I'm taking it myself.”
“Couldn’t you send it?”
“Mrs. Bibbles,” said Mr, Bibbles in
cutting tones, “the question you ask
me shows why most women are unfit
to lead armies and make quick deci-
sions in business deals involving mil-
lions. When the psychological mo-
ment arrives they don’t know what to
do with it.”—Birmingham Age-Herald,
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The greatest volume of telephone calls pass through the telephone!
switchboards in the State between ten o’clock in the morning and five o'clock |
in the afternoon, according to this
chart recently compiled by The Beli
Telephone Company of Pennsylvania. Many business houses profiting by
this knowledge, are now
between nine and ten in the morning,
and six in the afternoon in order to
telephoned by customers.
placing their own calls at comparatively idle times’
between one and two and between five
leave their lines free to receive orders
Real Estate Transfers.
Harris Stover, et ux, to Woodward
Cave company, tract in Haines Twp.;
company, tract in Haines Twp.; $15.
E. R. Taylor, sheriff, to Charles S.
Stover, tract in Potter Twp.; $5,000.
Julia L. Hale, et al, to Lewis Stein,
tract in Rush Twp.; $375. .
Lewis Sten to Rober! Lingeniolter, jy SONIOI Shiai) Twp.; $150.
et ux, tract in Rush Twp.; $5,000.
Hattie Hendershot, et bar, to School
District of Spring Twp.; tract in
Spring Twp.; $250. i
Charles H. Rimmey to School Dis-
trict o% Spring Twp.; tract in Spring '
Jane Musser, et al, to Albert Eglis-
dorf, et ux, tract in Penn and Miles !
Twps.; $1. ;
W. M. Bierly, et al, Adm., to W. A.
Rosie E. Musser to Woodward Cave :
Brumgart, tract in Miles Twp.; $4,650.
Peter Blusky, et ux, to Joseph
i et al, tract in Rush Twp.;
D. B. Thomas, et ux, to Elsie Thom- |
as, tract in Half Moon Twp.; $1,200.
- Rachael J. Weber, et al, to Paul
Mackey, tract in Howard; $450.
William E. Keller, et ux, to Charles
Bartges, tract in Miles Twp.; $190.
Randolph Thompson, et al, to C. E.
Omer I. Miller, et ux, to Ward
Parker, tract in Liberty Twp.; $800.
Margaret M. Gehret, et bar, to Nel-
lie L. Gehret, tract in Bellefonte; $1.
E. R. Taylor, Sheriff, to Paul S.
Witmer, tract in Bellefonte Boro.;
P. B. Breneman, et ux, et al, to
Mabel J. Gentzel, tract in State Col-
Kobalarchik, tract in Snow Shoe; $1.
G. M. Remley, et ux, to John Gilli-
and, et al, tract in State College; $7,-
George R. Meek, Exec., to Richard
C. Holmes, et ux, tract in Bellefonte;
John N. Herman's heirs, to W. D.
Demen, et ux, tract in Pleasant Gap;
Mary Crozier Witmer, widow, et al,
to Frederick Oliver Witmer, tract in
Mary Crozier Witmer, widow, et al,
to Grace Elizabeth Orr, tract in Cole-
Claude Aikens te Carrie E. Aikens,
tract in State College; $1.
Carrie E. Aikens to Claude G. Ai-
kens, tract in State College; $1.
W. C. Coxey, et ux, to W. C. Coxey,
et ux, tract in Bellefonte; $1.
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