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THE BEE: OMAHA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4. 1921.
Drawn for The Bee by Sidney Smith.
' Copyright, ltf'.'i. Chicaco Tribune Cuini'uuy
EVERY MORN I BRING YOU ROSES
The American Legion Will Present
the Ineomparftbl contcr,
t La Scala Orchestra SU
of Milan, Italy
Auditorium, Feb. 25, 8:30 p. m.
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Surprising Grandfather Mole.
Somehow Grandfather Mole heard
that Mrs. Robin hoped to capture
the ' biggest angleworm in the
KRrdcn, So the very next time lie
happened to find her at work there
lie ottered her another bit of 1111-
And she had given him a
sought advice. And Mrs. Robin
liked it no better than ally other of
Grandfather Mole'i Counsels.
"Don't waste your valuable time
looking for the biggest angleworm
in the garden!" he told her. "I've
caught him already."
Well, for once Mrs. Robin al
most said something tart to the old
gentleman. But she checked herself
ii; time; not by biting her tongue,
however, but by clapping her bill
upan a fat bug that was trying to
hide under a potato top. And away
she flew to her nest, leaving Grand
father Mole to talk to the air, if he
"She went off without thanking
. me." he muttered. To be sure, he
hadn't seen Mrs. Robin go. but he
had heard the beat of her wings as
she began her flight. He didn't
know that he had barely escaped
"What do you think Grandfather
Molf has just said to me?" Mrs.
Robin asked her husband, whom she
found- at thCnest feeding their chil
, ' Jolly Robin made three guesses.
But none of them was right. So hisr
. wife repeated Grandfather Mole's
'remarks.. And as usual Jolly Robin
"I shouldn't pay any attention to
what Grandfather Mole says," he
advised his wife. "P should keep
an eye out for' big angleworms, if I
were you. Grandfather- Mole may
be mistaken. He may have caught
only the second biggest one." ..
What her husband said made Mrs.
Robin feel better. And she dc
. dared that si i would surprise
Grandfather Mole yet.
; Strange to say, the vcjy next day
Grandfather Mole spr?:e to Mrs.
Kobin again and told her that "there;
was 110 use trying. to s'urprise him,
'.so she needn't waste her valuable
time-trying to do it."
This news made Mrs. Robin quite
speechless. ' She couldn't think how
Grandfather Mole had happened to
. learn of her remark, unless her hus
band had been gossiping with his
friends. And if that was the case,
Mrs. Robii didn't mean to let any
thing of the kind occur again. So
. she went on searching for her chil
dren's breakfast and said nothing to
anyone about Grandfather Mole's
latest bit of - advice.
Mrs. Robin worked harder , than
ever thaf dayl .It seemed to rfer
Jiu.sb.md that she' had evesor noth
ing but worms. Certainly she paid
little attention . to --him. - So -lie
.'couldn't help feeling pleased when
sin- called to him toward evening.
He flew quickly to her side. And
he saw at once that she needed his
help, For Mrs. Robin had an end
of a pinkish-white worm in her bill,
on which she was tugging as hard
as she could. ,
,' "I think it's the biggest one in the
parden!" she managed to gasp. "But
it simplv won't come up out of the
"It must be the grandfather of
them all!" Jolly Robin cried. And
laying hold of the worm himself, he
pulled with her. -;
.Somehow there seemed a great
commotion iu the loose dirt at their
.feet, as they struggled to get the
worm out of its hiding place. And
at last, to their great delight, they
r felt it saw it coming. '
Then a sh wer of dirt flew Into
theif faces and both Jolly. Robin
and Tiis wife tumbled over backward.
It was no worm that Mrs. Robin
had found, but Grandfather Mole's
hairless tU sticking out of the
irround. Together they had dragged
him to the surface.
And if Mrs. Robin hadn't found
. the grandfather of all angleworms,
at least she toad found Grandfather
Mole. .' . .
And she had given him a surprise,
(Copyright, GroiMt Dualap.)
-By JAMES J.
Time was when half a dime would buy
A glass of beer, or ale or porter;
And two martinis, sweet or dry,
Were vended for a single quarter. '
In those days when one bought a drink,
So very trifling were the prices,
It did not bring hini to the brink
Of a profound financial crisis.
And yet, when one essayed to spend
A bagatelle for a libation '
With which to cheer some casual friend
He never lacked appreciation.
Today one prowls secluded streets.
Where night is thick, and cops are thicker,
And there by prearrangement meets
A dealer iu unlawful liquor.
He pays this guy a wad of pelf.
And hastens homeward to deposit
The bottle on the topmost shelf
Of some remote and secret closet,
So that, sometimes, of winter nights
When round the hearthstone friends are seated,
The old but unforgotten rites
Can, in a measure, be repeated.
And do the friends come in? They do!
They drink with neither stint nor' measure.
What care they if the bootleg brew
Cost nearly half one's earthly treasure?
With quip and jest they pour it down,
They wax jocose, and free and frisky,
As if the cheapest stuff in town , . '
Was .this illicit, precious whisky.
Yet one cannot cut friendship short.
Or simple, thoughtless pleasure throttle;
One has to grin and be a. sport
And go and buy another bottle.
Since congress has cut the seed appropriation the only free seed to
be distributed this year are the seeds of discontent. ' i . .
' A. way has been found to prevent the issue of forged whisky pre
scriptions, but that does not stop the sale of the bogus booze thatjwa3
used to fill them.
CRUEL AND UNUStlAL
The warden of Sing Sing has barred silk shirts and socks among the
inmates. The man seems to be trying to make the place actually un
(Copyright, 1921. By the
Dog Hill Paragrafs
By George Bingham
The old Tickville livery stable sign
is' being offered for sale and the
proprietor of the Tickville hotel was
seen inspecting it this 'morning. '. .
'' t , "
. Washington Hocks, who has been
stove up with Vheumatism for the
past week, was able to hand Poke
Eazley a chew of tobacco today..
The Tickvftle Town Marshal has
set his head to stamp out the crime
wave that has been raging for the
past month even if he 'has to make
some arrests. ' .
Copyright. 19.'1, George Matthew Ainii.
Jewel, Flower, Color
Symbols for Today
The turquoise, today's talismanic
gem, was believed by the Romans
to bring, great good fortune on this
date to all who were in love. It
was also believed to bring happiness
to all young people who wore it.
The natal stone for today is the
lapis lazuli, which protects its wearer
from melancholy and morbid
thoughts, and brings courage and
Light blue is today's color; espe
cially should it be used in . decora
tions for weddings and social func
tions given for young people.
Pink roses are today's flowers,
and are especially dedicated to those
who seek the good favor of Venus,
the goddess of love. , ,
(Copyright, 1121. y 'th "Wheeler Byndl
Bell Syndicate, tnc.)
I'M THE GUY
I'M THE GUY who trips you in
a basket ball game.
Why shouldn't 1? If I can give
ton a good, hard fall you won't be
iiblc to put up such a good game. I
want my side to win and all's fair in
love and a same of basket ball.
Of course, I've got to be sure no
or.c sees me giving you the foot as
you pass me. But at that a penalty
won't hurt my side half as much as
your playing. . ,
Besides. 'you ought to feci compli
mented that I lay for you to trip
you. I," yoir weren't putting up a
good game I wouldn't eVcn notice
jiou., ..... .
Yes, I know that the floor is hard
ar.d that you are liable to get badly
hurt. But I ' should worry. . Your
fsll won't make me suffer.
, I don't, see where , it's a mean
trick.- It's got to be a bit rough, and
if you don't want to stand a few
bumps you ought to keep out of it.
You "don't hear me setting up a
hue and a cry when I go sprawling
0:1 the floor, .It's all in the game.
So play your frame, and watch out
for the other fellow.
If you don't like the way I play,
I should care- Yvtir little wail
doesn't even reach me.
Bring an air cushion with you the
next time you play against me.
Copyright, 1921. Thompson Feature Service.
Is the Mace the .Symbol of Power?
When we read in an account of
some disturbance in- cither of the
Houses of Congress that the "scrg-cant-at-arnis
was summoned and en
tered, bearing his mace," the picture
conjured up is that of a man carry
ing a box of spice for "mace" is far
more generally applied to, the kitchen
condiment than it is to the symbol
of authority, and in reality the two
are very closely allied. -
Mace, the spice, is one of the coats
of the, nutmeg, which, in former
days, wfas so highly esteemed and so
greatly valued that it was handed
down from father to son as an heir
loom. The Greek word for spice
maker,' is connected with the Sans
krit, niakar-anda, the nectar of a flo
wer, the cup-shaped blossoms being
those which hold the dew.
The bulk-like shape of the nutmeg
or niaoc gave the name to the wea
pon, the "mace" a rod topped by a
heavy ball of iron and in time this
weapon came to be merely an orna
mental staff, borne by high officials
as an emblem of their authority.
(Copyright. l:o. Wheeler Syndicate. Inc.)
By J. J.-MUNDY.
Let The Children Learn to Talk.
, Encoufage your sons and daugh
ters to jo'w debating clubs, and to ac
cept opportunities to appear in :pub
lic as they come to them.
Especial attention should be given
to boys along this line.
The man who asks support for
public position should be able to talk
Frequently a man who is well
qualified for a place, but is unable
to make a good public appearance, is
beaten by an inferior man who has
ability to think logically when stand
ing before an audience, and thus is
able to impress voters in his favor,
and the brighter man of the two is
Don't allow that son of yours to
grow to manhood with the handicap
you have been under because you
were afraid to speak aloud in pub
lic and because you imagined you
would make a poor appearance be
fore an audience.
If you had had experience younger
in public w ork you might be holding
a better position today, but you were
j too diindent and would not try.
Vmt wanf n nnhllr r,ff!r rtn. hut
hesitate because you know you
would have to put up some argu
ments in public, and you realize your
. Don't let your boy's career be
checked for a similar reason.
Copyright, Internullonal Feature
Romance in Origin -Of
By H. IRVING KING
Whistling Girls and Crowing Hens
Here we have a very ancient super
stition. To the primitive ' mail
what was unusual was unnatural and
what was unnatural was very calami
tous. He arrived at the first partj to
the proposition psychologically ex
perience taught him the last part., As
a rule hens don't crow or girls whis
tle. The rest follows naturally the,
cave man's syllogism. We all have
in us more of the primitive man than
we arc aware- of or willing to ac
knowledge perhaps. Therefore we
say: i .
Whistling girls and crowing heiw
Always come to some bad ends."
"X whistling (tirl nd a crowing hen
Is neither fit for God nor men."
The rhyme is different in different
localities. It' will be seen that ac
cording to the first mentioned rhyme
the calamity predicted is to the ab
normal girl or hen. The second
would appear o carry more the idea
of tinworthiness than of cala"niity:
yet those who repeat it generally at
tach to it the idea of bad luck or
distaste and regard the same not
only as threatening the abnormal girl
or hen but also those who hear them
whistle, or crow.' The one idea is
merely an extension of the other,
(CopjTjsht, 1921, by the McClure News
How can a girl of 15 be taught the
futility of "nagging" the younger
children of the family?
Nagging is so very bad for anyone
who is nagged that this girl should
be told plainly just how disagreeable
she will make her jung brothers by
rhe practice not .0 mention how un
pleasant she will make herself!
The Seiwyns Offer
THE FRAGRANT ROMANCE
STUDDED WITH SONGS.
On Year in New York,
Fiva Months in Chicago. t
MAURICE CLARK OF OMAHA
And an Excellent Cast
Nights 50c to $2. Mats. 50c to 11. SO
Matinee Dally, 2:15; every night, 8:15
WILLIAM GAXTON & CO.;
CAMERON SISTERS; OLSEN &
JOHNSON; HARRIET AND
MARIE M'CONNELL; J" t
Vier; Fatty Reat Bro.; Page
Green; Topics of the Day; Kinograms.
Mats. 15c to 50c; few 75c and 51 Sat.
and Sun. Nights 15c to $1.25.
THE CHAMPION, a comedy with a
punch; FRED HUGHES 4 CO. The
Welsh tenor, assisted by Raymond
Zaber; IZETTA, Accordeoniata De
Luxe; MONROE BROTHERS, Trampo
line act. Photoplay attraction,
"HOUSE Oh WHISPERS," featuring
J. Warren Kerrigan. Mack Sennett
Comedy. Fox News.
"OMAHA'S FUN CENTER"
Dally Mats. 13, 25,80c
LAST TIMES TODAY Zl
uT...U.a FRANK HUNTER S:r'...V
Tomorrow (Saturday) Matinea and Week
LADIs" DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS
Where It Started
The Air Brake..
- The air brake is of importance be
cause it made possible the control
of trains even at high speeds, and so
allowed railroad engineers to design
'locomotives for rates of travel be
fore impossible because of the diffi
culty of stopping the train. TJie
original air brake was invented iu
1869, by George Wcstingliousc, who
also added most 01 the improvements
which inake up the modern braking
(Copyright, 1921, W hoflor Syndicate, Inc.)
SOW MIOVl.G AMI ALL HERi;
M'litm. i-noLouit; .
ly MR. GIS SWAASO.Y
rjBRKECT MUSICAL SETTlJkli.
10 MX SOLOS
MR. HARRY RR.ADER
"TA M BOURIX"'
A LIUS K. JOHXSOX, Organl.t.
aZANE GREYS sr .
"IHE UP. TRAIL
the World Has Ever
'The Morning After
, At 11-1-3-5-7 and 9
In a story that will find response
in your heart
, the Stars"
At 3:00, 7:45 and 9:43
THE CRAIK PLAYERS
O. W. Crailc Marjaret Nelson
Presenting a 15-minute
STARTING NEXT SUNDAY
makes life worth livins
for' one kid . ' . . and
for everyone else as
well, in the big comedy
he took an entire year
6 reels that pack enough
laughs for 60.
f Todav and Saturday
A tremendous drama
of life in its many as-
peers the strong, the
weak, the tfood, the
bad, the faithless, the
A remarkable story of
,The mother who bore
made for him, and the
' October the fifteenth
19 2 0
My Dear Mr. Griffith: ,
' I have for the second time seen your pic
ture. Any personal praise of yourself or your
genius regarding the picture I would natural
ly consider redundant and a little like carry
ing coals to Newcastle.
Anyway, I imagine you are so used to it
that it would only bore you to death.
I have not the honor of knowing Miss Gish
' personally and I am afraid that any expres
sion of feeling addressed to her she might
consider impertinent. I merely wish to tell
you that her performance . in "Way Down
East" seems to me to be the most superlative
ly EXQUISITE AND POIGNANTLY EN
CHAINING THING THAT I HAVE EVER
SEEN IN MY LIFE.
I remember seeing Duse in this country
many years ago when I imagine she must
have been at the height of her powers -also
-Madame Bernhardt and for sheer technical
brilliancy and great-emotional projection,
done with AN ALMOST UNCANNY SIM
PLICITY AND SINCERITY of method, it is
great fun and a great stimulant to see AN
AMERICAN ARTIST EQUAL. IF NOT SUR
PASS, THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF THE
I am not in the habit of writing letters of
this character and it is only a very rare ex
pedience that could impel it.
I wonder if you would be good enough to
thank Miss Gish from all of us who are try
ing to do the best we know how in the thea
ter. Believe me, I
Your very sincerely,
(Signed)' JOHN BARRYMORE. j
(Thus speaks one who has PROVEN his
authority by achievements that have raised
him to the position of the greatest artist.of
the English-speaking stage, concerning "Way
Down East," to be seen at the Brandeis thea
ter for eight days, beginning Sunday night).
PRICES Nights and Saturday Matinee,
50c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00. All Daily Matinees.
25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00. Seats now selling. Mail
orders filled. 1
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3 and 9:30
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