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Holding a Husband
Adele Garrison's New Phae oi
Revelations of a Wife
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Lillian's ayes fairly glowed as I
railed her attention to the envelope
tied around the neck of the bottle
stuck in my old clock.
"Handle it carefully, Madge." she
cautioned. "We want to, save that
in its entirety."
The envelope was unsealed, and I
gingerly drew out the single sheet of
cheap, colored notepaper which it
contained. The notepaper bore the
same caption as the envelope:
"To the cheap skates who live in
this house," tand then followed a
medley of words.
"Oht You cheap skates!
"You think you're smart.
"No money and no sense, ha. ha,
- "No booze, not even wine or hops.
yon stingy, dirty pups.
"But we'll fix you good and prop
er. Better have a better welcome
when we come next time, which
will be soon.
Then followed two or three
Rabelaisian sentences, which made
us all flush angrily. Lillian , put
out her hand.
In the Kitchen.
"Do you mind if I keep this,
"1 am glad to get it out of my
possession," I said, handing it to
her, and ., involuntarily wiping my
lingers ' vigorously upon a towel
which lay carelessly thrown across
a chair with other linen from my
sideboard drawers, and, which- by
some miracle had not been soiled in
the orgy that had been staged in
the room. - , '
A With aunrlipr . carrTtini crlanri.
around the dining room we left it
and went through the other rooms,
finding in each evidences of the
strange marauders. I had not or
dered the gaa or electric light turned
off when we left, because. I wanted
to have everything in readiness when
I returned, and in the, kitchen we
found the gas stove covered with a
trail of burned grease, while a fry-
ng pan neia a mass oi tiie same
:ongealcd material, surrounding ' .a
cold fried egg. Other eggs, broken
wantonly into plates, stood on the
stove, while- the kitchen table held
plates showing) that at least two per
ions had eaten there. The pjates
held scraps of egg and bread,' and
there' were dishes of canned fruit,
evidently taken from the half-empty
glass jar -which, stood near them.
The coffee pot, still half full of cof
fee, stood on the stove.
"They must have been hungry,"
Edith Fairfax said. ,
"Perhaps," Lillian replied thought
fully, examining the plates closely.
"Did you have these things in the
'house, Madge?" , .
"We have some eggs iir the cel
lar which we. put down in brine last
summer jor winter use in cooicing,
i repnea. i suppose these are
from those supplies. The canned
fruit is ' ours, of course, but they
must have brought in the bread. As
for the grease, I do not know. We
had, some- butter put. down for the
winter in a jar in the cellar." ,
: The Keepsake Trunk. .
Lillian took' down a small, clean
'rying-pan, and a knife, struck a
. -natch, turned on the gas flame, and
et the pari on jt. Then she took
up v a knifeful of the . congealed
grease and put it in ithe other pan,
"Butter." se decided in another
minute when the fat was sputtering
and smoking. ,"Well, there's no use
jtaying here! Let's go upstairs." .
We ascended to the second floor,
and there found disorder enough to
bring despair to the heart of any
housekeeper. Every bureau drawer
"had been opened and its contents
dumped oo the .floor. The locks of
tiie trunks had been broken, ,and
the trunks'turned upside down let
ting their contents fall, where, they
might. Every bundle had been un
tied," every box opened vand its con
tents scattered.. ,
"Is anything missing, Madge?"
Lillian asked, as we stood in my
mother-in-law's bedroom, for we had
taken the rooms in order down the
halt . : :
"I cannot tell yet." 1 said. "Oh,
poor Mother Graham !" - K
The drawer of her Martha Wash
ington sewing Jable, the pride of
her heart, had been wrenched out
y and its hinges broken, while her
sewing things were scattered Su the
floor, and a collection ' of picture
postal cauls-she' kept in the lower
drawer and which had been sent
her from all over the .world, were
nowhere to be seen. -"'
"I'm afraid her picture' postal
"cards are gone," I said. . f .
"That would indicate boys,
wouldn't' it?"-Edith Fairfax asked.
"Professional thieves wouldn't want
postal cards." - ' .
"Perhaps." Lillian aeain " sooke
With a sudden thought I darted
from the room.
"Oh, mjr keepsake trunk!" I ex
claimed; as I darted down the hall
to my own room. ; "' -
When the others entered the room
they found me on my knees beside
"y. mother's, old trunk, my face
against it, sobbing like a heart
, I' heard Lillian exclaim savagely
under her breath as she stooped and
raised me. , '
jewel, Flower, Color
I Symbols for Today,
By MILDRED MARSHALL.
Today is meant for brides, if the
ancient beliefs governing its jewels
the lapis lazuli and the onyx are
to be observed. - "
The lapis lazuli, whicjv is the talis
manic gem. is symbolic ofaithful
love, and those who wear it need not
fear jealousy and will be sure of the
constancy of their loved ones. '
The onyx is the natal stone, and
is the emblem of a happy marriage.
The ancients believed that it assured
s newlyv married couple of a. pros
perous and succe&ful life together
-jit.d gave them -faith and sympathy.
Pale pink is today's color, and was
believed by the Orientals to make
the world look ro3-colored to those
vhts wore it. v
The caniclia, which is said to en
''ow it wearers with, beauty, is the
flwer for today. v
Co.jrlkt, 1921. by ihr Whevivr Syndi
V cat, Inc.) ,
CVT A6MM Ut KlQHY- TWtt
nrr ihs wT vnTH wax. bm
o pfew- I
know what Tt owta
4nV MOPF I'M 0
niTW OF LOOKING AT A
; By, JAMES
The grasshopper sings through the long summer days,
No arduous labor does he, : ' i
, He foolishly follows frivolity's-ways
' - In reckless and sensuous glee. -"''
He never lays up any chow in his, lair
On which to subsist when the meadows are bare, -And
all of the moralists loudly1 declare
How shortly a corpse he will be. , , )
The ant Jabors hard every day in the week,
He stores, in his hole in the ground,
Provisions to feed on when breezes blow bleak
And the wolf and the Winter coma round.
He hever sits round with a girl on his -knee , j
Or bucks the roulette-wheel or goes on a spree, .
And all of the moralists freely agree s
That his methods are proper and sound.
r. You'd think that, the'' grasshopper's fondness for fun
' And his silly addiction to mirth
Would presently -banish the son of a gun
, ? From his; soft little place on the earth; " '
You'd think that the an.t who employs all his hours
; In enhancing "his "native acquisitive powers
Would test, in old age, in the fairest of bowers .
As the righteous reward of his worth." :
..'.,;.,;.;:.'.-.. ' ;...- :' ,
Yet grasshoppers swarm from the north every year
And feast on the ripening grain; . '
, They eat every blade, every leaf, every spear
; ' Again and ' again and again.
While the ants have to work or they, don't get along
Which seems to establish that' something is wrong. ,'
vYpu may know the, moral of this little song, ,
. To me it is not very plain!. ; j v
: BUT YOU NEVER CAN TELL .
k Doubtless Mr. Harding would offer cabinet positions to a lot of
gentlemen if he was sure they would refuse to accept. ' . j .
, 4' AS USUAL U ' 1 T" ' .
" The people who are yelling 'the loudest about hard times are the
people who have had to reduce their profits' to about 500 per cent.
- ; ;, NOT SO BLUE NOW '
The blue law people seem to be running out of their blue vitriol.
v (Copyright.: 1921, By th BU Syndicate, Inc.) I
Dog Hill Paragrafs
. By George Bingham 1
pad Wednesday,1 and some harsh
lords might have been spoken had
not ' Miss 'Peachie Sirhs 'arrived on
the scene just in the nick of time.
The mice and rates that have bean
making their home at the residence
of Toobe Moseley, have v got dis
couraged md,lejt ., .
Cricket Hicks 'says it is remark
able how some laundries can wash a
collar without tearing it up. . -
Copyright, l21l Georjs Matthew Adm.
The i Prison ' Syiti
In ancient times prisons were pri
vate affairs, ed to remove rivals
or enemies. Tiie first application of
the prison .system as a punishment
for crime,, came in the establish
ment, of workhouses, in -London in
ihSQ!' Prisons started as reform in
stitutions in 1704, when - Pope
Clement, XI , organized the' criminal
ward of the hospital of StMichael
uri Rome,, as a means ' to iaid the
criminal rather than merely' punish
him. ' -'.f-- . . -s:rj'
. (CopyrtghU la. by the Wheeler
i-i Brndleate, Inc: - . .
m Should, a girl of. 12 be allowed to
ipllowf her (preference " for com
panions, four . or n years older than
herself, or should she be encouraged
to make friends of girls 'of hcr;own
age? .. ; , v. .-; --.., ; ;
This girl should be encouraged' to
niake'iriends ' and c'orhp'aiiibns fof
arirls of her own azc. .The occupa
tions oi girls of 16" or J7 arc nft:
suitable 'for ' girl of 12": y. .
Where It Stared v
am. . - -
OUT- OUST CfcVP ,AWt
LATfcR VOO CAN cVe
ByrJ. J. MUNDY. '
, The Boss and You.
Perhaps the man you work for, in
your, estimation, knows less about his
own' business than you do, but the
fact that he, is' an employer instead
of an employe Ss evidence, that his
way of -doing fhings has proven suc
cessful for him. ,
Also the man who employs you
has a right to say how his work shall
be done. ; ' - , r
, That his way and yours differ sim
ply shpws. if your positions were re--ersed
youn. methods would be re
versed and you would insist upon
your . way being carried out you
know you would, wouldn't you?
. You or iiiy other, man hires a man
to do what the. man who pays him
wants done, not to do as he pleases,
Of course, some employers won't
listen to a suggestion, no matter how
good, which is a mistake, but the
biggest mistake 1s for a man to think
that he should be paid for bossing the
-To believe your own way is bet
ter than the boss' is to assume the
j wrong attitude and to perform your
labors . like a machine without
thought or take directions .like a par
rot without thought is another ex
treme. . ' '
, Employers" should encourage their
men to have ideas and advance.
(Copyright. 1!1, International Feature
i , Service, Inc.) i
I'M THE GUY
I'M THE GUY who thinks he's a
. I don't think , sp : , I . know it. I
can do all sorts of figures and stunts;
and naturally I like to perform for
everyone on the-: ice. And I'll say
that all look me over. They give
me a hand .even when I slip- and
cut -a .star on the ice.
V,How can I help it 'if I bump you
and 'knock you dow"n when you "fall
asleep' and block my path? Yon
ought to give me a wide berth
I How can T do any nifty turns if you
Keep geuing continually in my wayr
For goddness sake, - watch where
you're going. .
Don't bawl me out and tell me
I'm trying to monopolize the whole
field. Don'ttry to put the blame on
me,, because you get jolted off your
feet or,' because you haven'tj room
enough to skate, r Your feet are not
mates that's why you fall so often.
People like y&u ought to keep off
tl(e ice, anyway. You can't skate.
You're as graceful as an elephant.
All you do is get in other people's
way. Sfay off the ice, an d give
good skaters like me a chance for
some fnn. btay at home and keep
vour feef ,varm
rCcp right, Th
ThoniiMon fi-ature Service.
'jwxmr, . i - rApTERvIX
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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1921.
BREAKFAST IN THE MAIN DINING ROOM,
now urnm Jkwcrt- t vnhtt
OF "BOUT EC6-
MINUTCfc AN iw
V I I
6C0TP- 'AC AFfCTfc THAT
YAHT CM FAHAKeC ANfr'
COOHTRV SAxOSAGE VANT: THC
CWS? "NOT PRIED
SULE PY-T I
. While Jimmy Rabbit was looking
for wise old Mr. Crow, Peter" Mink
stuck close behind hirn.
"You needn't think you can, run
away with my rabbit's lucky left
fHr. CroW. loolf'aistonidied:
hindfoot,'. ' I Peter ; kept saying!
"That's my foot! You promised-to
give itjto.me for helping you out-of
the mud. And I intend to have it.
I'm going, to follow you- wherever
you go. I wish you'd try to be a
little-more- careful -where your step
with my foot." . .
But Jimmy Rabbit didn't seem the
least bit worried.
"You stand by your bargain,' anM
I'll stand -by mine," he told Peter.
And that was all he w6uld say. ; .
At . last Jimmy ' found . Mr. Crow.
And as soon as Peter Mink spied him
he hurried up and began to complain
to Mr. Crow that Jimmy , Rabbit
wouldn't stand by his bargain.
"What was it?" Mrv Crow asked.
"He promised to give me his left
hind-foot, 'if I'd pull him out of the
creek," said Peter Mink.
. "Did he pull you out?" Mr. Crow
asked Jimmy Rabbit. . , .
And Jimmy admitted - that Peter
had helped him out. . . '
"He-helped me in too,"; ! added
Jimmy. "But I didnVhaye' to pay
him for doing that" ' ' - ,( -
"You're out of order!" Air.' Crow
told Jimmy sharply; , '
"And looking dowp , at ' his.Tmud
stained clothes, Jirtimy Rabbit, said
that he supposed he was.' . r
"Can you repeat the exact words
of the bargain?" Mr. Crow1 asked
"Yes," Peter began. ;."He said "
" "That will do!" Mr. Crow cau
tioned him. "I said, 'Can you repeat
them?' I didn't tell you to repeat
them, did I?" ' - ? '
"No," Peter Mink admitted. 1
T advise you to be very careful"
Mr. Crow warned him. : Then Mr.
Crow turned-to Jimmy. Rabbit
i ."Can you repeat the exact words
of the bargain?" he asked. '
"Yes. sir 1", said Jimmy ' Rabbit
promptly. !" - ' . : ,
"Goodl'VMr. Crow exclaimed. "I'll
settle this dispute in no time Now,.
1 want you' Jimmy Rabbit, to whisper
the exact 'words in my- right - ear,
while Peter Mink whispers the wact
words in jny left one. .In that way.
I shall know at once if therefs any
body that isn't telling the truth."-. '
. Mr. Crow was very particular. Ht
made Peter and Jimmy begin at the
same time. And he said that if they
both "told the truth it seemed to him
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. AHl REhlEMGEC 1 WANT
10HE MOT FULL OF GREASE- AH
VATM "WE AVSAO V YANY SOME
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M E T A b & S
that they ought to finish at the same
time, too. -
And that's jiiit the way, it hap
pened 1 - !
"I don't see what the dispute is,
said Mr. Crow. "You both agree.
And how can two people have a dis
pute, when they agree perfectly? The
only difference I '''notfeed in your
stores was thak Peter whispered
much louder, than Jimmy" '
;'The trouble," Peter Mink cried,
"the trouble is, he won't let me cut
off his left hind-footl"
Mr. Crow looked astonished.
"And why should, he?" he ex
claimed. "You agreed to take, along
with the foot, all the luck and every
thing else that goes with it. And if
the rest of Jimmy Rabbit doesn't go
with his left hind-foot, why I
should like to know what does!" '
Peter'Mink looked very sour. But
pretty soon he brightened up.
"All right!" he said. "I get the
whole of him, then don't IT'
"You certainly do," said Mr.
Crow. ''And what's more, you have
to carry (mm in your pocket, tor mat
was part of the bargain."
Now, when you stop to remember
that Jimmy Rabbit was four times
bigger than Peter Mink. you can
understand 'how angry Peter must
have been. He saw right away that
such a thing was impossible.
"I can't do that!" he cried.
'Then I declare the agreement to
be broken," said Mr. Crow. "And I
advise Jimmy Rabbit to run home at
once, for I happen to know that his
mother is looking for him,"
Afterward, Peter. Mink, always,
claimed that there was no use try
ing to get the better of anybody
that had the left hind-foot of a rab
bit. He said that they certainly were
luckyr and. that he , leV1 what he
was talking about.1 -"
. , THE END.
(Copyright, Qrosset & Dunlap.)
Are Gargoyles Placed on Churches?
Undoubtedly a wealth of imag
ination and skill must have been
expended on many of the gargoyles
which adorn the walls of old
churches and other ancient build
ings. All sorts of quaint and hjde
ous figures of man, beasts and birds
are-chiselled out of the solid stone,
but the most common is that of a
dragon the emblem of Satan cast
out of the holy precincts of the
church and condemned to perform
the manual service of acting as a
spout to carry off the rain water
from the roof, for this "is the real
function of even such elaborate gar
goyles . as those which are on the
cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.
In this connection it is interesting
to recall that Gargouille was the
name of the. great dragon reputed
to have lived in the Seine until he
was slain, by' Romanus, bishop "of
RoUen, in the seventh century.
Possibly there is some allusion to
this dragon in. the name "gargoyle,"
but the most commonly accepted
explanation of the origin of the
term is that it is taken from the
French word gargouille, meaning
wind-pipe or throat, and applied to
these bizarre figures because' they
were made to convey the water
through their throats.
Tomorrow: Why do rogs shake
hands with the left paw? !
Copyright, H20, hy. the Wheeler Syndi
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Woman Asks $10,000
' For Broken Finger
Chlcaie Tribune-Omaha HV jMtrA Wire.
Chicago, Jan. 21. Because she can
not do gob4 stenographic work with
the third finger, on her right-hand
broken, Miss Catherine Springer has
brought suit for. $10,000 against
James Murphy, a' trader with a La
Salle street brokerage firm.,
At about 1 1 o'clock on the night
of October 28, Miss Springer says,
she returned home. The light in the
vestibule was out and she switched it
on in order to unlock the inner door.
As she did so, she alleges, an in
furiated man, who later proved to be
Murphy, spring at her from a corner
of the vestibule. In another corner
was the other girl roomer.
Miss Springer says Murphy used
the vilest language, attacked and
beat her. In trying to save her face
from his blows, she put up her hand
and he broke her finger.
MATINEE TODAY 2j15
TONIGHT AT 8
FRANKLYN ARDELL & CO.
in "King Solomon, Jr.
MOSS FYRE, "The Magic Glasees"
Murphr A White; Charles Wilson; The
Weber Girls; Aramanth Sisters; Topics
of the Day; Kinograms.
Matinees, ISc to 50c; few, 7Sc and
tl.00 Sat. and Sun.; - Nights, 15e to
RIVAL ARTISTS. Comedy Girl Act;
JACK McCLOSKEY PALS, Comedy
and Harmony Singing; THOMAS POT
TER DUNN, Singing Comedian;
HENRY B. TOOMER St CO., Comedy
Skit. Photoplay Attraction: "ROGUES
AND ROMANCE." Mack Sennett
Comedy. c Fox News.
"OMAHA'S FUN CENTER
Daily Mats. 15, 25, 50e
Nites, 23c to S1.25
H. Herk and Arthur Pearson Present
Sliding Billy Watson
'.ni "Hits and Bits" --
'L With CHARLIE AHEARN and a Star
' Cast. Lots of rretty Uirls.
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK. DAYS
Pay Dividends to Those Who
Do the Work
I " - i
I Private Dancing Lessons
m '6 Lessons, $5 I
I Teachers Directly I
I ? From New York
j DANCINGMATINEE 1
I TODAY I
j AdmisionN ;f iss: I
I JACK CONNERS, Mgr. I
Drawn for The Bee by Sidney Smith.
Copyright. 19,51, Chlraito Tribunf Company
im III tMnryri
D'Annunzio in Venice
, London, Jan. 21. Babrielc D'An
nunzio arrived in Venice Tuesday,
says a dispatch to the Central News
from Rome. He retired to the Bar
barigo palace and refused to talk, the
dispatch adds. - j
Help Europe's Starving Children
LAST TIMES TODAY
Throbbing with thrills and mystery.
Starting the tears and ending in happy
Chester Comedy with
humananzee, in . v
Rialto Symphony Players,' offering
as an Overture,
Harry " Brader, Director.
Julias K: Johnson, Organist.
N COMING TOMORROW
, WILLIAM S. HART
"The Testing Block"
Help. Europe's Starving Children
LAST TIMES TODAY
The screen's most beautiful
"My Lady's latchkey"
Sat. matinee, all seats, 25c.
LAST TIMES TODAY
in His Very Best Picture
"What's Tour Hurry"
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Aaamn e 7el it -Mlm:
James Fenimor Cooper's
Eternal American Clastic
. Indian Moon Prologue
in "The Dance of the Sense"
In Two Beautiful Scenes
Most Striking Prologue Ever
' Shown in Omaha
Vanity Fair Comedy
has luck once
in a while
at the s
"Fair and Warmer"
LAST TIMES TODAY
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