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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, MAY 9, 1921.
Drawn for The Bee by Sidney Smith
(Copyright, 1921, by Chicago Tribune Co.)
SE Ptf-TIME TA'LES
OLD BRAGGADOGIO BACK IN FORM
Tnt TALL Ul-
CHA ITER XXII.
Meetitng Grumpy Weasel in the
woods one day, Tommy Fox stopped
to have a chat with him. He always
liked to chat with Grumpy, it was
so easy to get him angry, and such
fun to see him fly into a passion.
"You're looking very elegant in
your winter suit,'.' Tommy Fox re
marked. "White is becoming to you
there's no doubt of that. And that
black tip on the end of your tail is
s just what's needed to complete your
costume. It matches your, eyes
nicely. You must have a good
People were apt to be wary of
lommy tox when tine words
dripped from his mouth like that. It
usually meant that he was bent on
some mischief. And now Grumpy
Weasel looked at him suspiciously.
"If you admire my clothes so much
Vhy don't you get some like them?"
Tommy Fox shook his head mourn
fully. "I'd like to," he said, "but I'm too
humble a person to dress like a king,
in ermine. My family have always
worn red. The neighbors wouldn't
know me in anything else. Or . if
they did they'd say I was putting on
"If you want to know what I
think, I'll tell you that red's entirely
too good for you," Grumpy Weasel
Tommy Fox smiled somewhat
'That's my way of iJettirtS rid
sourly. Grumpy Weasel's remark
did not please him. But he managed
to say nothing disagreeable.
"I suppose," he went on, "you've
met the newcomer in our valley who
dresses as you do, in white and
"What's that you say?" Grumpy
Weasel barked. "Who's gone and
copied my -cold-weather clothes? If
I meet him I'll make it hot for
. "Perhaps I shouldn't have men
tioned the matter," Tommy Fox said
softly. "I -don't like to displease you.
And I don't want to get a stranger
into trouble either, just .as he has
come to spend the winter amongst
"And besides," Tommy added, "it
' would be a shame for you to quarrel
with the stranger because he hap
pens tft choog your favorite colors.
That only goes fo show that your
tastes are alike."
"That's exactly what I object tol"
Grumpy Weasel complained, getting
much excited. "If his tastes are the
same as mine he'll want to come and
hunt along my stone wall And
there'll be trouble if he does thatl
The fur will fly!" .
Tommy Fox turned his head away
for he simply had to enjoy a grin
and he didn't want Grumpy Weasel
to see it. ,
"I'm sorry I spoke about the
stranger" he said glibly, as soon as
he could keep his face straight. "But
I thought the news would please
"It would certainly please me to
meet him," Grumpy Weasel de
clared fiercely. . "And it would
please me much more than it would
him. I can tell you."
"It wouldn't be treating a new
comer "well to let him wander
through the woods when you feel as
you do about him I ought to warn
him to leave Pleasant, Valley before
it's too late,' Tommy ' said. -V ;
"It.woula be treating him better
to give, him. a good lesson befoterhe
goes,'' - Grfcmpy Weasel said. "You
needrft ;.&y 'a word to him about ray
wanting : to meet him. Let the fur
fly firstlStid then'll he'll flee.
"Thaifs'may of getting rid of
Ii "May-Day" Celebrated?
- Like the use of mistletoe at Christ
mas, and many' other similar cus
toms, the celebration of the first of
May as a holiday comes down to us
from the days of the Druids in Eng
land who solemnized the feast of
Bel on May 1 by lighting immense
fires in honor of this deity, and to
this day the holiday is known in
many parts of Scotland as "Beltine"
or "Bealtine" "the day of Bel's
Partly to offset the influence of
these pagan customs, and partly to
call attention, to the fact that the
month of May was dedicated to the
Virgin, the Roman Catholic clergy
commenced to hold church celebra
tions on this day, and the "Queen of
the May" was thus originally em
blematic of the mother ot Christ In
Sweden,, the day is still celebrated
in a manner which carries us back to
effigy and his aches are strewn over
tires are ligntea tnrougnout tne
countryside and a sham battle is
staged between two parties, one
representing winter, and the other
.summer, the "latter being always vic
torious. Winter is then buried in
effigy and hisashes are strewn over
. the grave.
Gradually, however, -the celebra
tions of May day on the continent
have taken on a more sinister as-
nect for Mav 1 was the day selected
by the radical elements for their
demonstrations against legalized
authority, and of late years few May
davt have nassed without bloodshed
and outbreaks of various kinds, par
ticularly among the laboring classes.
(OepyrttM. lilt. Wheeler Syndicate, Ino.)
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. UNBLISSFUL IGNORANCE.
A distinguished educator asserts that only pretty " girls .make suc
When I was in the second grade I fell in love with Tessie Slade
Wrho taught my young and bashful tongue
To say, "Good morning teacher!"
And ah! my marks were always high, for as the joyful days went by
With sturdy zest I did my best f - :
To please the lovely creature.
Alasl In the ensuing term we had a lady plain but firm
Who seemed to me too much to be.
To discipline devoted.
Full heavily the days dragged past; I couldn't work, and when at last
. Vacation came, to my vast shame, '
I didn t get promoted.
Thenceforth, somehow I always struck a very grievous run of luck.
No blushing peach appeared to teach
The classes I attended.
To guide my feet there always came some stem and unattractive dame
Of doubtful age, whose tutelage
I never, comprehended. ,
Of Tessie Slade I've often thought; of how delightfully she taught;
I know that she possefsed for me
A blinding fascination. ' .
If she had always taught my class I never should have failed to pass
And' mightv by now, have got somehow
A little education.
1 A- :
Now we know what Cassius meant when he said, "If I but catch
him on the hip I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him."
We recently were told by a young lady from Boston that her father
had bought two cases of Scotch from a .boot-limber. ,
(Copsrltht, 1021, by The BeU Syndicate, Inc.)
What the Ticers Did to Make Madge
and Lillian Comfortable.
Lillian's assertion that Sam Ticer
got through an astonishing amount
of work when he set himself to it
was ampy proved in the hour suc
ceeding our request that the largest
room of the wing in which we had
domiciled ourselves be changed from
a bedroom to a sitting-dining room.
Disdaining Jerry's assistance, tell
ing the boy good-naturedly to, "get
out from under his feet and show
Marion around the farm" a decision
of which the boy promptly and de
lightedly availed himself our host
took down the bed, removed it to tbje
larger of the two bedrooms upstairs,
and took the one there into their
own quarters. Then he brought into
the sitting room a comfortable couch
and an attractive old table,, and
cleaned up deftly and thoroughly.
Then, under his wife s direction, he
brought draperies for th couch and
table, linen, dishes and cutlery, until
at last Mrs!' Ticer appeared. Bidding
him "keep an eye upon the biscuit,
she began capably to lay the cloth
and arrange the table for the meal.
"I was planning to give you folks
a table in my own sitting room,"
she said as she worked, "but when
vou wanted this room changed to a
sitting room I thought perhaps you'd
like it better .if 1 served your meais
"Of course we like it better," I
returned. "But isn't it much more
trouble for you?"
"A little," she admitted, "but it's
nicer for me, for I can keep my
own sitting room always in order
then if company should come."
Lillian grinned comprehendingly
at me as Mrs. Ticer disappeared in
the kitchen again with the statement
that she must call Marion to her
"The inevitable bugaboo of the
farm housewife, 'company,' she com
mented, as she moved to. the vantage
point of the doorway and turned to
survey the big, old room with a
speculatively lok in her eyes.
"I shall enjoy seeing this room
when you have finished it," I sug
She laughed consciously.
"Fairly caught!" she admitted.
"But it is so full of possibilities, and
they haven't spoiled the fundamen
tals for which mercy I'm going to
give thanks every day that I live
here. When I think of what some
people would have done to this love
ly old room I positively shiver. One
of our problems is settled, anyway.
I have an abiding place for the sum
mer. I'd feel guilty about taking it
myself, only I know you'll have to
have a fairly large house, and
couldn't manage with this. Now
we'll concentrate on finding you
something, and then, when you're
settled, I'm going to indulge myself
in an orgy of chintz draperies and
There is nolliing Lillian enjoys so
tin. i viic Mf
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New Phase of
of a Wife
weH as to refurnish or redecorate
a room. Her wonderful apartment
in New York is a monument to her
exquisite critical taste, and I fore
saw many enjoyable hours for her
in th.e old wing to which she had
fallen heir so unexpectedly. Tncre
was to my mind but one drawback
m the new arrangement. . It was
cvtside ordit'ary probability that I
would be ab'i to find a house within
two or threj lpiles from her the
dstance of the Ticer house from
the nearest village.
I suppose my face showed m dis
appointment, for I looked up to see
her eyeing me quizzically;
"Who knows?' she aid. "You
may find something within a few
rods, and if you don't I'm going to
have a little' car this summer, so we
won't have to bother about a mile or
two of separation."
I had no opportunity to reply, for
Mrs. Ticer reappeared with Marion,
flushed and tousled in her wake. By
the time the child, under her mother's
supervision, had made herself pre
sentable for the table, Mrs. Ticer had
brought in the stewed chicken and
hot biscuits for which our mouths
had been watering.
As we were finishing the meal, to
which we did the fullest justice, I
was conscious of nondescript sounds
coming from outside the house,"
raised voices, the ringing df wood
upon metal, several loud crames.
.When Mrs. Ticer brought in an ap
ple cake, fresh- from the avert, de
liriously odorous' of cinnamon, flank
ing a dish of fruit of her own pre
serving, Lillian commented upon the
noise. Across Mrs. Titer's comely
face flitted an embarrassed look.
"That's the only drawback to this
place," she said, "those folks op
posite. They're foreigners, tenants
of Stalkey, the man who owns the
big place on the corner, and they're
full of home-made hootch all the time.
I don't know whether they make it
over there. I don't think they do.
But they certainly get it somewhere,
for they're drunk just about haTf the
time. And when they're drunk
they're ugly. But their, fights never
seem to amount to anything. Mercy
me! What's that?" -' '
From the house opposite had come
a terrifying high-pitched shriefe We
all rushed to the door to see a gray
haired' woman with face and hair
dabbled with blood, running toward
us. A tall, forbidding-looking old
man was in close pursuit, brandish
ing a piece of wood in his hand.
When he saw us he flung the wocjd
after her, narrowly missing her and
purned back toward the house as un
concernedly as if half-killing a
woman was merely an incident irt his
daily routine. ' v '; -.
, ' (Continued Tomorrow).
Of the 200 varieties of trees nativje
to Mexico only a few more than a
score yield hardwood lumber -
PROF - 1 PON T
His name is Chief Two-Guns White Calf!
Every time you flip a head with the buffalo nickel you see his face.
This Indian chief has become a motion picture actor. He plays the
role of Sitting Bull in "Bob Hampton of Placer," chief cinema attraction
at the Rialto theater this week. White Calf, who is a prominent chief of
the Blackfeet tribe in Montana, was used as a model for the Indian head
which appears on the new issue of five-cent pieces. He will be in Omaha
in person this week.
Downtown Programs. (
Sun Ina Claire in "Polly With a
Strand Clara Kimball Young in
"Straight from Paris."
Rialto "Bob Hampton of Placer."
Moon "Tlie Barbarian."
Empress Jack Pickford in "Just
Out of College."
Muse "The Isle of Conquest."
Grand Katherine MacDonald
"Trust Your Wife."
Custer's last stand against the
Sioux Indians as reproduced on the
silver screen is the climax of "Bob
Hampton of Placer," chief cinema
attraction at the Rialto theater this
week. The picture is ,. a historical
romance. James Kirkwood, Mar
jorie. Daw, Wesley Barry and Pat
O'Malley are the stars.
How twti young men, given the
task of making a fortune in 20 days,
put across a whirlwind ' aavertising
campaign on a new brand of pickles
and tnade: their, trademark a .house
hold word inside of a week, is tohl
in "Just Out of College," starring
Jack Pickford, at the Empress
theater... George Ade is the author
of the story.
, Gay Paree.
The action of "Straight from
Paris,".;' .-starring. Clara ' Kimball
Young, "at the. Strand theater this
week,1 is in tune with its environ
ments Set in the gaiety and whirl
ot high society life, the plot starts
off with a bristling romance in which
the cross-currents of human passion
and jealousy are painted to a fault.
The story, centers about a milliner.
Do You Know the Bible?
(Cover up the answers, read the ques
tion and ee If you can answer them.
Then look at the answers to see If you
Follow these Questions and An
- swers as arranged by
J. WILLSON ROY
1. What son of Abraham was
founder of-a great colony?
2. Who were the Libertines, re
ferred to in the Bible?
3. At what time was Pentecost
4. . .What . w,as the name of the
father of the Apostle James the
. 5." Who was Euodias?
6. Who was Balac?
1. .Midian, the founder, of the
2. Jewish slaves who had obtain
ed their freedom.
3. Fifty days after the Passover.
5. A Christian woman at Thilippi.
See Phillippians iv. 2.
6. A. captain associated with De
borah in the judgeship in Israel. -(Copyright.
1921, Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
Two Sets of Twins Are Born
. In Same House Within Day
Los Angeles, May 8. The birth
of two sets of twins in the same
house within 24 hours, in which one
pair was left with one family arfd
the other pair with other parents,
was the unusual achievement of the
stork in a recent visit he made at
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Grenier, played by Miss
Ina Claire in Comedy.
"Polly With a Past," at the Sun
theater this week, offers the star,
Ina Claire, unusual opportunity for
her versatility. The picture is a light
comedy with a touch of serious vein
in the plot. The story concerns a
girl who becomes an adventuress
Cudahy Children in Film.
In "The Barbarian," featured at
the Moon treater this week, Anne
and Michael Cudahy, children of the
late Jack Cudahy, are . shown in
prominent roles. The story is a
romantic drama of the north woods.
Monroe Salisbury and Jane Novak
have the leading roles.
Edgar J. MacGregor present!
The Original Knickerbocker
The Speed Limit
"The Sweetheart Shop
Harry K. Morton and chorus of
' orchid beauties.
' Tickets 50c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 and
Hiree Days, Starting Thursday, May 12
Charles Frohman present
The J. IV!. Esrrie Play
Surrounded by positively the same
superb cast seen during the season's
run at the New York Empire Theater.
Nights 50c to $2.50. Mat. 50c to
Matinee Daily, 2:15; Every Night, 8:15
RALPH DUNBAR'S SALON SINGERS;
BAILEY & COWAN; CHARLES IR
WIN; Grey and Old Rose; Keating &
McCIay as Huckleberry Finn and Tom
Sawyer; The Nagyfys; York's Educated
Canine Pupils; Topics of the Day; The
Matinees, 15c to 50c; some 75e and
$1.00 Sat. and Sun. Nights, 15c to
CAL DEAN & SORORITY GIRLS, Min
iature Musical Comedy; WELLS A
DEVERRA; Sineiqg and Talking;
FRANK & KITTY HACEN, "Smiles
and Whirls;" NAIO & RIZZO, The
Violiniste and the Accordioniste. Photo
play Attraction "JUST OUT OF COL
LEGE," Featuring JACK PICKFORD.
You are invited to see the beau
tiful display of,. plants for sale
for decorative purposes in For
est Lawn Cemetery.
THE flRvf OT
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Romance in Origin
By H. IRVING KING.
The rabbit's foot superstition has
already been dealt with. Regard
ing the animals themselves supersti
tions vary slightly in different parts
of the country, but the general idea
is that it is unlucky to have a rabbit
run across your path. In some sec
tions it is a sign of death i;i all of
disaster. The rabbit and hare arc
of the same family andsfor all pur
poses of superstition are one.
Button, in his Anatomy of Melan
choly, speaks of that sense of com
ing disaster, which, without cause,
w sometimes have "as if a hare had
crossed our path at going forth."
The idea conies immediately from
the witchcraft days when witches
had the power of changing them
selves into animals s- Dr. Cotton
Mather will tell you and the rabbit
was thei r favorite fortu of trans
morgification. But back of that is
the superstition of the ancient Brit
ons who regarded rabbits as magic
working creatures. Caesar says the
Britons used them for purposes of
divination and never killed them for
food. Such magic-working animals
would naturally appeal to witches.
One of the ways in which the Britons
divined by rabbits was to observe the
manner in which they ran on being
liberated. Thus did Boadeca di
vine before, she gave. battle to the
Roman legions. '. ' .,
Why it should be more unlucky
to have a rabbit run across the road
in front of one than any other di
rection iexplained Ky natural sym
bolism. "Anything crossing in front
of one itnerferes with his progress,
stops him, hinders him, obstructs
him. When that something is a
magic-working rabbit-r perhaps a
witch in the form of such an animal
the American farmer, of today and
the queen of the Iceni of nearly
2,000 years ago are quite agreed as
to the portent.
(Copyright, 1921. by The McClure News
Every Night This Week
Aba Delia Troupe
New Orleans Jazz Band
E ma Barlow Troupe
Cahill Cloud Swing
Dancing Free from 10:30' 12:30
Elks' Band Concert
Three Automobiles Given, Away
Season Tickets 50 Cents
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Jewel, Flower. Color
Symbols for Today
By MILDRED MARSHALL.
The ruby is the talismanic gem
and also the natal stone for today.
This combination is unusually potent,
since' it brings both good luck and
great success financially. The an
cients believed that the blood-red
ruby endowed its wearer with the
power to overcome all obstacles,
since it gave them both mental and
Phillippc de Valois claimed that
the ruby was the most valuable of
all gems. But unless it is worn on
the left hand or arm, set in a brace
let or ring, it is powerless.
The lucky color for today is white,
symbolic of great spirituality.
(Copyright, 1921, Wlveelor Syndicate, Inc.)
Wesley (Freckles) Barry,
Marjorie Daw, Noah Barry
and Pat O'Mally
Special Prologue, With Genuine
Harry Brader, Conductor '
Offering Northern Rhapsody
Julius K. Johnson at' the Organ
"Bobby Bumps Joins
. the Band"
A Screen Presentation of
the Brightest of Her David
Belasco Stage Successes
AL. ST. JOHN
Singing ."IRISH MOTHER OF MINE"
"I FOUND A ROSE IN THE
Just Tw Days More
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