MAY 24. 1923
' GLOOM BUCKETS"
New Yoik Timls.
This" is a newly-coined Western i :
phrase for pessimists. The Touch | s
and ready and hopeful men of the <
weary of the despondent croups of <
men in the East who paint the future j 1
oi. iciv c oicea ana c.uropv in i
such unrelieved black. Today each!
ned depressing article or speech of \
theirs is greeted in the West with the' t
derisive cry: 41 He re comes the gloom t
bucket again. ' However it may be j i
with dwellers on the fringe of the At- i
lantic, people in the heart of the ]
country and on the Pacific coast are :
atiH hugely optimistic of despair. J s.
Their indomitable buoyancy was* ac- t
curat eiy and shrewdly expre?sed by j j
the veteran "Uncle Joe" Cannon. :
who, on his retirement from public t
life and his return to his home town 1
in Illinois, was asked by the corres- <
pondent for a "message." With ?
something iike a snort, he replied: i
"Just say that this country is a hell i
of success." 1 i
Such sentiments will not reduce *
the numbers or lighten the gloom of <
our pessimists with a purpose. But c
they ought not to be misunderstood f
just because they misunderstand \
themselves. At heart they are really! <
gleeful in all their forebodings When v
they recount the disasters and dan-jj
gers which they think they see over- j I
whelming the world and threatening ! a
civilization, they assume the pose of! s
weeping philosophers and wailing | 1
prophets; but if you look'at them j J
closely you will see that in reality ?.
they are really rubbing their hands, fc
mentally, over the accumulated mis-t
fortunes of mankind. This is their f
stock in trade. The more evil they '
see, the moie virtuous they feel. The:
greater the blunders and stupidities
of statement the suier is their complacent
consciousness of their own
wisdom. They are never so happy
as when they are actualy unhappy. ^
The most startling gloom bucket in
the world just now is Mr. Lloyd ,
George. For years he was the most
unconquerable optimist on earth, j
During the darkest hours of the war
his hopefulness was utidimmed, and
the high spirit with which he faced
crisis after crisis was a constant encouragement
to England and all -her
allies. Even during the dragging ^
negotiations and disappointments at-j
tpr the armistice, Mr. Lloyd George j
was alwavs the one man who could u
be depended upon t oradiate confi-|
dence and pood cheer. It is true that1
at the Genoa conference he* drew aj
terrible word-picture of Europe as!
on the verge gf the abyss, but tbisj
was only preliminary to his unfolding j *
of great plans to snatch her back
from ruin. He there failed in his "J
ambitious project, but nevertheless 1
went back to London as hopeful as
ever and talked with splendid asaurance
of the great victory which
he was about to win.
What has become of his unquench- ]
able vivacity, his bold insistence that I
it was fair weatuct. although it was j
raining cats and dogs? "Corrupt.? |
optimi pessima." What a tremendous !
optimist like Lloyd George is spoiled
he becomes the most fearful pessimist.
For weeks past he Juis beer !
pouring out his lamentations over the
sad fate which Europe is "bringing
down upon her devoted head. In his
article in yesterday's Hearst newspapers
he quite outdid himself in this
vein. France was heading rapidly for
chaos, into which she wished to draw
down the rest of Europe, yet thetv
was nobody to stop her. French
Ifcatesmen were trightfully incompetent,
the English government was in ;
the hands of trimmers arid traders,
and America was sunk in sordid and
callous indifference. Not one ray of '
light could Mr. Lloyd George any- i
where see. No longer able to look j
through the windows of No. 10 Down i
ing Street, the horizon everywhere
appears to him to be lowering with i
storms and thick with tragedy.
Such extremes of pessimism defeat I
their own end. There conies to be almost
a professional air about these
distributers of gioom. They are in
danger of making people believe that
they really rake pleasure in a world
gone mad, and would be disappointed :
if they thought it getting better.!
They surely are overstaying their
time as well as exaggerating their
role, when signs of improvement are
- written large on the sky. Judged by
any .sane measurement, the recovery |
tiarfiiii tli TOBACCO
B. Y. P. U. NOTES
Last Sunday night we had fo
study a .great topic, or at least i
seemed so to me. and I am pleas
ed to say that I was more thai1 pleaI'd
with my brother and sister mem
.>er.s of the union for the interest
hey took in this program and I car
av with sincerity and truth that the
jrogram was conducted better than 1
bought it would be. and more thar
his I was delighted to have so man;,
present and I am sure the entire
anion most heartily thank you foi
our close attention and this is hop
ng and trusting in greater powei
ibove that you will visit us each sue
needing Sundav evening at 6:110. anr
till further I have a word for tht
j-oung members of the Boone Bap
ist Church or any Baptist Church,
Especially the young Christian mer
>f the town that you tnay feel inter
*sted enough in your Dear Heavenij
Eat her to join our union and giv<
is your cooperation in this most
iceded work for our Lord Christ Je
jus. As Christians we should not bi
rontent in not having something t<.
lo in the work in which this ur.ior
[stands for and this is for anyone thai
vishes to do good and help in the
:ause of our Lord. We most heaitilj
velcome you all to our meeting arvl
oin in with us and to the members
et's keep the wheel turning and what
ibout those Bible readings? Let's all
tudy the life of Elijah as this wil,
?t our daily bible reading character
Cext Sunday we are going to answet
>ur It. B. R. by colors as we didn't
lave tiwi" last Sunday night. We ha.
i> study next Sunday evening at
a missionary meeting "In Ail
udea" or state missions.
A MARRIED MAN
(Published by Reuiiest.)
1. My wife is my boss I shall not
2. She maketh me to lie down
>ehind the bed when swell company
ometh and she leadeth nie behind
ler up main street.
3. She restoreth my pocket hook
ifter she hath spent all of its conince
the war has been astonishingly
fpt?at. No.-irK- ol! -f
.... v... (..V|>vi>.ica y>L
lisaster have failed almost as soon a*
hey were uttered. The prospects
re brightening every day. despite
he blind who will not see. Their
efusai to hope or to tolerate a word
if encouragement has become almost
tiorhid, indicating the need of treat.nent
by specialists in nervous disases.
Certainly for Mr. Lloyd
leorge there ought to be formed
ome sort of Cheer-up-Society to
lelp pull him out of the Slough of
)espond in which he is so miserable,
et so happy.
Scout Shoes. . 1.95
s * I ?
Men s Army Style
Leather 2 Q5
Percale 30 in. wide
10 yards only. 1.05
A lot of men's and
Ladies Sample Shoes
& Oxfords ^ l-3off
A FULL ASSORTM
YOUNG MEN'S SL
tents for hobble skirts and theater j
tickets, Shi- leadeth me the main i
r \ aisle of the church for her new hat's'
- 4. Yea. though 1 walk through;
dark rooms more than half the night j
with crying babies I get no rest, for
- she is behind me with a broom stick |
and her hat pin. they do anything but
5. She prepareth a cold snack fo? i
I me and muketh a bee !im for Moth- i
' its' Domestic Ciub. She anointeih
my head with the rolling pin. My arm
runneth over with bundles before she :
* is half through with her shopping.
t>. Sureiy her dressmaker's and
her milliner's bills shall follow* me
* all the days of my lif?'. and I shall
II live in the house with my wife for''
of mortgage sale
"l By virtue of an order of the Su;
perior Court of Watauga County,
' IV.ilHo '? tliu 1 < >?> ^
*?? -M" *"S w?:ni? i m,
that certain action entitled J. E. .Testes
and Minnie -Jestes vs W. H. Byrd
? appoint'nc the undersigned a coramis'
sioner to sell the hereinafter describ1
ed lands according to the terms of a
certain mortgage deed executed by
J. E. .Testes and wife Minnie Jestes
to W. H. Byrd on tho> first day of
March 1920, I will on Monday June
18. 1923, at the hour of I o'clock p.
in. at the court house door in Watauga
county sell to the highest bidder
for cash and according t?? the terms'
A said judgment, the following described
lards, to wit:
Lying and being in Watauga county.
State of North Carolina an(| in J
Watauga Township. Beg-.nning on a1
locust, Ed Franklin's cornet, and runs
to wit: Thence north 22 1-4 degrees
c ast 8 poles and one link to a double
I ash. thence north 31 degrees east
! 23 poles atul ten links t- a chestnut
\V. H. and M. E. Byrd's cornet. then
North 2t> 1-2 degrees cast 23 poles
and 0 links to a stake. M. E . Byrd's
corner, thence north 8 degrees west
17 poles to a chestnut, M. E. Byrd's
| j corner thence north X dee-e<n?? west
IT poles to a chestnut, the divisional
corner between Joel Eggers and Joe
E. Jestes. thence south 7a 1-2 degrees
east 73 poles to a black gum
W. H. Byrd and Joel Eggors' corner,
thence south 67 degrees east to a ches
nut near a ledge of rock, thence S
67 degrees west 36 poles to a bunch
. of wahoo and chestnuts, then south
46 degrees west 2 poles to a stake
thence south 39 degrees west 51 po.
to a bunch of chestnuts, thence south
HI ,lun?iuo OOO 1
' ? MVH i vc.-j t.Ti o'jo (HIic> ti; d siaM1
I thence north G4 decrees west with
Ed Franklin's line 50 poles ami 12 j
links to the beginning, containing SO
acres more or less.
This the 21st day of May 102
A. \V. SMITH.
FOR NEXT WEEK
Men's Extra heavy
Rain Coats made ot
army gas mask rubber
with belt. $7.30
value ^pnfiy 4 49
l Extra good grade 36
inch Sheeting . .
r\ iul oi men s every
day Pants only . J oo
40 inches voil 35c .
values only . . . J^/2
ENT OF MEN'S AND
UTS, ALL KINDS OF
5S GOODS AND NOJEP'T
IE, N. C.
A responsible n
of paper and it I
valent of money.
He gns his ne
per and it becon:
The adding oi
solemn and legal
1 he man who s
Just so with a
merit a man signs
a pledge to the pi
He is hour d bj
signed a check or
promised on the i
If he does not.
The man who ad
claims himself a 1
in business but fr
It is safer to bi
nondesci iptive or
who do not.
good faith to the
See the merch
who welcome the
and products wil
dust>y?Team \\ c
chandise and you
sale days. Or at
blooded Ameiii o
local welfare at 1
trade at home?A
pers and have fail
faith in yourself,
main spring has
work is useless.
Give us a mor
There's no other
One month of
CRA T will bring
tan puts his name to a piece
Decomes a check?the equiime
on another piece of pates
an endorsed note?good
: the name makes things
signs is responsible.
n advertisement-the mollis
name to it he has made
r his word as much as if he
note. He must do what he
terms he promised
he courts business disaster.
Ivertises a lie publicly proiar.
Such men are seldom
equently in asylums.
uy advertised articles than
tes. It is safer to deal with
advertise than with those
lent is a signed pledge of
ants and manufacturers
chance to back their goods
th their names "In Our
lOOD THING ALONG
the Big Idea in Modern In>rk
is the thing that counts.
illy. Advertise your merr
local district, with special
least, if you are really ved,n
with live interests in the
! ; - - 1-- ^
di^c ami v\ cii il ?u iveep me
dvertise in your local path
in local advertisements.
nan says: "When you lose
or your business, your
run down, the rest of the
ith contract in advertising
e. You'd clo one or all of
i pass, a good thing along,
advertising like it.
advertising in the DEMOI
results far above your ex
tauga Democrat I