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PY-TIME T A L
Guarding the Corncrib.
Grumpy Weasel never seemed to
have anything but bad luck when
ever lie went near the farmyard. Per
haps that vas the reason why he kept
going back there, for he was noth-
ing it not determined. Anyhow, he
had found the hunting poor along
his f tone, wall in the woods. And
there was so much "game," as he
called it, about the farm buildings
that he thought it was silly to leave
it for such scamps as Peter Mink and
Tommy Fox and Fatty Coon.
So he took to loitering near Farm-
'Don't gou suppose I lcnow.Jha.t??,
er Green's corncrib. And he was
not at all pleased to find Fatty Coon
there one evening. He wouldn't have
spoken to -Fatty at all had not that
plump young chap hurled a cutting
remark directly at him:t "There arc
no chickens in this building. This is
"Don't you suppose I know that?"
Grumpy retorted. "I've come here
to guard the corn from mice and
squirrels." . .. . .
."There's no need of your doing
Way Marion Surprised Her
Mother and Madge.
? Lillian smiled maternally at the
grateful young son of the purseproud
man whom she had just "put in a
corner with his face to the wall."
"Don't waste any time cither be
ing grateful or wondering how I was
able to do it," she said whimsically.
"I am assured of the first without
any words from you, while the
second is my own little secret. It
isn't often that one can gratify one's
own private resentment and do a
service to another. I flatter myself
that inadvertently I have been help
ful to you,. Take an old woman's
advice anfigrab the reins occasion
, ally. It will do you no harm, and
will be .-.' immense service to your
father t .jugh he probably will not
agree w..i me. Good-bye."
She held out her hand in gracious
though unmistakable dismissal, and
the young man bowed above it
deferentially. 'I shall never forget
you-r-or the adivce," he said earnest
ly. "Thank you again, and good
bye." .. He lifted his hat, turned with a
perfunctory salute to me, a merry
one to Marion, and walked swiftly
around the bend in the road. J
iLillian spread her hands wide and
bowed low in the direction the in
truders upon our picnic had gone.
f A Perfect Camp Fire.
w'So endcth the first lesson," she
said with a little intake of her
breath which told me how distaste
ful to her was the whole episode
that had been lightened only by the
wholesomeness of the boy, Ted. '"As
I -was saying when I was interrupted-'"
"When do we eat?" I finished her
"Exactly. I am ravenous. Let's
get busy with the fire." '
j ;"If you'll just help me with this
' stone, ; mother," an exultant little
voice sounded behind her, "we can
gart the fire this minute." r
We turned to behold Marion tug
ging at a stone- too big for . her
slender arms. ...
? "Whatever in the world,"; Lilian
began, hurrying to her aid, while I
reached the child a second in ad
vance, lifted the stone and looked at
Marion for directions. ": '
"Just -put it here, Auntie Marge,
nhe carolled, and Lillian and I gazed
in amazement at a neatly construct
ed little cairn of stones with a hot
low inside where leaves, tiny sticks
and small pieces of dead wood were
piled in a most approved camp fire.
' ' I jusi necueu inu uig ! .
i I back," Marion said with a relieved
I sigh when 1 liaa put me stone aown.
J f Now, mother, may I start it all my
. I want to see if I can do it
) "4 Ah one match."
i, Marion's Ambition.
y "Why, my blessed baby 1" Lillian
said, amazement and gratified pride
ijf in her face and voice. "Of course
you may start it. 'But I didn't know
$ you could do anything like this. Who
8 taught you?" .
i i "Uncle Robert, first up in the Cat-
i skills," she ; responded, and I knew
3 that desoite her almost unshakable
ft noise every" fibre of Lillian's being
!' . . .... . . . . UTI
n fs was thrilling to tnat name. 1 nen
I've read how the Uiri scouts ana
& the Girl Pioneers and the Camp Fire
Girls start fires, and it's just the
way Uncle Robert taught me. so 1
know it s right. Gee! I wish I were
old enough to be a scout. Are the
4 matches handv. mother?"
' "What a diplomatic way of asking
.me to hurrv. Marion." her mother
H said hurriedly, and I guessed that
.u- mictinff fir afritatlnn at
i Robert Savarin's name with a light-
ness she was lar irom leenng. . -
The child's expressive face cloud
ed ever so slightly,
t "I didn't mean it that way, Mum
t ai " she said contritely.
Lillian fairly sprang toward her
. small aaugnier anu uu&gcu ""
s tiffhtlv to her,
S "And I didn't 1 mean anything
ithr. sweetheart."' she said with a
loving kiss, "except that you're the
Wit tod sweetest and wisest little
. .:.. ,. .... : - ... ..;;.:. v. r-
that," Fatty Coon told him. "Have
you never noticed those tin pans,
upside down, on top of the posts on
which the corncrip rests? How could
a mouse or a squirrel ever' climb past
one of those?" '
"There are ways," Grumpy Weasel
"I doubt it," Fatty replied. "I don't
believe the trick can be done."
Then, not to oblige Fatty, but to
show him he was mistaken, Grumpy
climbed a tree nearby, dropped from
one of its branches to the roof of the
corncrip, and quickly found a crack
in the side of the building through
which he slipped with no trouble
at all. .
Suddeniy iliere was a great scurry
ing and scrambling inside. And soon
Fatty Coon saw Frisky Squirrel and
several of his friends not to men
tion three frightened mice come
tumbling out and tear off in every
Presently Grumpy Weasel stuck
his head through a crack between
"Did you catch the robbers?" he
called to Fatty Coon.
"They were too spry for me,"
Fatty told him. He wouldn't have
stopped one anyhow, for Grumpy
"Which way did they 50, old Slow
Poke?" Grumpy cried as he jumped
down in jircat haste.
"Everywhere I" Fatty told h!ni.
"Can't you be a little more exact?
You don't think do you? that I
can run mere than one way at a
"Whv don't yen run round and
round in a circle?" Fatty suggested.
"In that way you might catch at
least half "those youngsters and
perhaps all of them."
"That's the first real idea you ever
had in your life!" Grumpy exclaimed
which was as near to thanking a
person as he was ever known to
New Phase of
of a Wife .
daughter a mother ever had, and I'm
so proud of your camp fire. It's a
perfect one, and here are the matches.
Auntie Madge and I won't even
breathe while you light them." .
Marion took the matchbox, looking
tip roughishly at her mother.
"Not 'them,' mother; I hope, but
'one,'" she said. "That is, if I don't
"What, my brave little daughter
get nervous!" Lillian's voice was
like a slogan, and the child rallied to
it as I have seen her do before.
Whatever else Marion -may be, if
her mother's training has any effect
she will never give "nerves" as an
excuse for her shortcomings.
"I'll do it, mother, I'm sure." she
cried, and she cupped her fingers
carefully, struck the match, nursed
the flame and applied it gently to. the
.And in another minute a cheerful
crackling told us that our camp fire
was a success. '
. Should a boy of 7 receive a week
ly allowance; and what should he
be expected to do with it?
Yes. With it, the child should be
expected to buy the trifles for which
children ask their parents for pen
nies, marbles, a top, a balloon, etc.
It is very good for a child to have
an allowance. In no better way can
he learn to spend and to save wisely
Is not a disease but simply a sign
that many body cells have become
tired or lazy after the stress of Win
ter, conditions. Such cells need to.be
nourished and fed, not whipped into
temporary activity by so-called
"tonics." Father John's. Medicine
helps Naure repair and rebuild tissue.
it contains no drugs nor aiconoi.
Hence, it is a builder not a bracer. It
is a food-medicine, not a mere tonic.
In use for over sixty-five years.
Bt Bednbulldar for children.
Monty back without euerrlen
if HUNT'S GUARANTEED
SKIN DISBA8B REMEDIES.
(Hoof Salve ana Soecl.tall In I
the treatment of Itch. Bcsoaia.
Rjna orm.Tetterorottierith- I
Ina lUs distaste. Tr this '
traatBe&tM our risk,
Shtrman A MCoaatII S Drug Starts
is Fragrant and J
Simple free of Cotitvrs tsssraterits, Dope.
Matt. Be. everywhere.
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We make a special rate of 10c ptr
milt, plus ( and oil, It you allow
our experts to do your work.
Your satisfaction is our guarantee.
Drive It Yourseli Co.
1314 Howard St.
Perfect Stitches to
Save Your Tim.
Van Arnam Pleating & Button Co.
413-17 Paxton Blk. 16th and Farnam
Phono Doug. 3109 Omaha, Neb.
That firm whose business "
grow consistently must have
something real behind it.
Geo. A. Roberts
11th and Davenport Sts.
"They Are Like Old Friends
They Wear Well."
H. W. BALLINGER
7415 Cuming St.
TOM BRO WN
Appropriate Music Assures the
Success of Your Party
1821 Farnam. , Douglas 6907
Phone Tyler 2558 ;
Quick Service and
Ford Transfer &
THERE It not a drop of water in
International Harvester common
and preferred stock. Financial au
thorities will tall you there it more
than a dolar. of value in International
Harvester properties for every dollar
THAT metns that the products of
International Harvester fantoriet
do not have to provide a single dollar
of excess revenue. It means that in
the price of International Motor Trucks
there is not one penny of inflated
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B OYER WAN (URAH
Lumber V & llCoal Co.
Call Colfax 3400 for Prices
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The Standard of the '
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Gold and Platinum work made to order.
First class repairing.
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Factory, 636 World-Herald Bldg.
Thirty Years in Omaha.
Where You Get First Cost.
and Say it With OURS
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1415 Farnam St., Paxton Hotel,
Phone Douglas 1501.
Members -Florists Telegraph
Delivery Association. We deliver
flowers on short notice any
where in the U. S. or Canada.
The Ideal Family Loaf
Jay Burns Baking Co.
Carbon Coal & Supply Co.
1905 HARNEY ST.,
N Grain Exchange Bldg.
is aa ELECTRICAL HOME. Cook,
clean, wash, iron selctricslly. saving
time, steps and money. Select your
electric household appliances at the
Electric Shop. ;
Nebraska Power Co.
-' Farnam a! "Fifteenth.
' ' 2314 M St.,' So. Side.
VJF.1. F. ROESSIG
OMAHA'S RELIABLE AUTOMOBILE
2S70 Farnam St. ' Harney 1448.
" at the
The Live Stock Market of
The Way to
By Thomas M. Kearney,
How are we, as business folk, to free ourselves from the false
notions we have encouraged since the war ended! Th reader
will" answer that we are rapidly returning to wholesome ways and
sound business conditions. We are making progress, no doubt, but
few of us are traveling willingly. We are being thrust along by
circumstances over which we seem to lack control. To say that we
are not cutting wry faces oyer the experience would be to depart
widely from the path of rectitude in. speech.
Here and there agreements are being worked out between em
ployers and the employed which tend in the right direction. In a
general way very little is being done along the line indicated. Shops
and factories are closing; employes are idle; consumers are waiting
for lower prices before contracting for their needs. Business in
many lines is at a standstill while each of the three great classes
of business men employers, employed and consumers is heard to
charge the other with fault because conditions do not mend.
The trouble is not traqeable to basic conditions. There is an
abundance of money in the country and countless demands for its
e. Some unwise and excessive loans have been made and the
ta.l volume of credits has been unwisely increased. Taxing laws
hart penalized success and have encouraged municipal extrava
gance at the expense of business generally. Nothing akin to panic
prevails. We are all in fairly good shape to go ahead with our
usual activities and to buy and pay for whatever we need.
But we tye not getting on well in the readjustment of our
affairs. The v Vducer is not quite willing to forego all of the .
abnormal profits of war days. The employe insists upon shortened
hours of labor and an excessive wage. The consumer; unable to
tcomprehend the change brought about in costs of production by
the accident of war, demands goods at 'pre-war prices. The diver
gent demands of these great business agencies prevent trade from
functioning in a normal way.' Each of these classes is contributing
its full share to the losses all are sustaining. We are all interested
in the speedy resumption of business activities and each is doing
what he can do to delay the desired result.
How are we going to get away from all of this and pros. ct'le
our tasks as formerly? Is there anything insurmountable in the
way? We can delay until insistent demand for goods sets' the
wheels of production in motion. But vti will then have more
of abnormal costs and of selling prices and the recurrence of con
ditions which, in the end, will be devoid of benefit to anyone.
The way out is through mutual effort, open and straightfor
ward dealing and well-directed publicity.
. Producers must forget the unusual rates of profit made as a
result of war. They must get back to the notion of normal re
turns on actual investments. The sooner they do this the better
it will be. It will not do to agree with one's employes on an ex
cessive wage scale and then pass the burden on to the consumer.
The buying public believes that it was exploited by employers and
their employes after the armistice was signed. It is in ugly mood
over some of the disclosures made. In retaliation it withdrew from
the market and refuses to buying excepting as to its "flbsotutV re
quirements. It will delay re-entering the market Until it is assured
of fair play, It feels like inflicting some sort of penalty uron
those of whom it complains. This condition must be cured before
we can go along again comfortably. The best way to do it is for
employers and employes to meet the consumer at least Half way
down the road. Any hesitancy in doing so will delay recovery.
The employe must sense a few obvious truths if we are to
get started within a reasonable time in the future. His wages'
comprise the greater part of the cost of things sold in the open
market. This is particularly true of the great staples of iron ore,
grain and lumber. There can be no maintained lessening of the
selling prices of these things while the costs of production remain
at the present levels. Incidental drops in selling prices will occur,
of course. These will be at the expense of the producers, as is
the case now with farmers and lumber men. Such happenings
are of little value to anyone. " .
The employe must also practice the doing of a fair day's
work for a fair wage. He has not been doing so in many cases.
' He is not as productive as he was before the war. He has lessened
the quantity of his daily output and, in some, cases, its quality as
well. He must know that his well-being and that of business oper
ations generally will be promoted if he corrects these faults. Sell
ing prices, when fairly fixed, are based upon costs. If the em
ploye hopes for anything like continued employment he must assist
in producing what is sold in the market so that the product can
be offered to the consumer at prices which will encourage trade
and not repel it. ,
The consumer must assist in bringing our business affairs back
to a sound basis. In some places he is doing all that he. can do
to prevent this result. He is asserting, here and there, that he will
not buy until he can fill his needs at pre-war rates. If he persists
in that course he will prevent all production. He may go even
further and accomplish the financial ruin of all who attempt to
continue producing things under the selling conditions he would,
Any attempt to control prices in an arbitrary way will add
to the burden of the consumer finally. A buyers' strike, called
for the purpose of depressing prices, is quite as reprehensible as
is the act of the producer who, in concert with others, closes his
factory for the purpose of lessening output and enhancing prices.
The total normal demand for any necessity cannot be lessened
by the occasional withdrawal of consumers from the market. Pur
chases may be deferred by following that plan, but they -will be
made later when the need becomes urgent The obstinate buyer
who changes his mind under such circumstances is likely to find
himself in a market penalized for their stubbornness in the rapidly
advancing prices they are obliged to pay for what they seek.
If Engdahl Does It
It's Dona Right!
Let us malia your neat aula top and
inter curtains. Also tailored seat
Engdahl' Auto Top Co.
Fermerly Aute Trlmmlnt and
' Douglas 5677.- 1718 Cass St.
Nebraska A. Iowa Steel Tank Co.
in Commerce and Finance.
14th and Farnam Sts.
COPPER OR ZINC'
QUALITY AND SERVICE.
BEE ENGRAVING CO.
We Guarantee the Position
NOT THE PERSON WHO OCCUPIES IT
Our Bonds Not Attested By Changes In Employes
PROTECTS LOSSES OF THIS KIND
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General Insurance and Bonds
915 City Nat'! Bk. Bldg.
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Omaha Real Estate
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Brapdeis Theater Bldg.
Wall Paper Paints Glass
Get in early to save on wall paper
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er prices on paints.
1708 CUMING ST.
PAXTON - MITCHELL
Manufacturers of Brass, Bronte and
You are practically sure to receive
Soft Gray Iron Castings from us aa
wa machine in our own shop a largo
part of each run iron.
Why Not Save 52
We will ahip you lumber, mill work,
hardware and paint ta your nearest
station and pay the freight.
C. Hafer Lumber Co.
135 W. Broadway
Ideal Button Pleating
300-308 Brown .Bldg. 18th and Douglas
Opposite Brandeis Stores
Phone Dour. 1936 Omaha
Stationery That Satisfies
Loesa Leaf Books
The Omaha Stationery Co.
307-309 So. 17th St.
Phone Douglas 080S.
Against possible loss, such aa from
Theft, Burglary, etc. It is your assur
ance of Safety.
Pipkin Service means real Secret
Service. Private and industrial work.
Pipkin National Detectite Ag'ey
30S-6-7-8 Paxton Block
Yard on C, B. ft Q. R. R.
1817 Douglas St. Tyler 4348
Use Western Bond Paper
For Your Office Stationery
Carpenter Paper Co,
We have an efficient or
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All American Chemical Co.
. and Jobbers.
Phone Doug. 4884. 1208-10 So. 18th St.
We Analyze and Manufacture Anything.
Give Us a Call.
Anything Any Time
There's on near you. Highest quality
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506 Lyric Bldg.
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Tyler 1200. S. E. Cor. 18 th and Cay.
The tfy-XsVyf. Service
Handy tKVVVr Station
tas satvsasAS cae
McCaffrey Motor Co.
FORD SALES and SERVICE
T. S. McCaffrey,
18th and Jackson,
Over 25,000 feet of floor
space devoted exclusively,
Starter Ring Gears
For Fly Wheels
Sales and Service Station for Elsi
. Magneto and Rayficld Carburetors.
P. Melchiors & Son
417 So. 13th. Douglas ZSSS
The Gate City
Baggage transferred to and fro as
all Railroad Stations, and to any part
oi the City.
YOUR BUSINESS IS
Phone Tyler 2970. Office
1405 Jackson St.
We effer yoa 20-sere l.M sew
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J. M. JENSEN, Propr.
Phono Doug. 8201. 181 California
601 Securities Bldg.
Phono Tyler 0950.
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