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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1921.
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THE TALE OF
O, THAT MAN!
Drawn for The Bee by Sidney Smith.
(Copyright, 1(21, by Chlco Tribuna Co.)
w , ," CHAPTER XXIII.
.". ' Sleepy Benjamin Bat
"Leaving the two noisy.' cousins
(Jasper Jay and old Mr. Crow) Mr.
Hermit Thrush hurried back across
Cedfr Swamp and went, straight to
an old hemlock tree, where he knew
he urould find Benjamin ffiit asleep.
, , Hanging by his heels head down
ward from a limb, Benjamin Bat did
not hear the Hermit speak to him
until that soft-spoken gentleman had
called to him several times.
But at last Benjamin Bat opened
But Benjamin Bat ahoofc his
his eyes and stared around in a be
wildered fashion. It was broad day
light. And he couldn't sec what
had' disturbed ' him. He .seemed
somewhat alarmed, too, until the
Hermit said, "Don't be frightened!
It's only I!"
.. Vell, Benjamin Bat knew right
a.J:av . that nobody but the Hermit
would speak in just that way. And
he was. much relieved to know that
jt ,wasn t Solomon Owl that had
".-1'1'm glad you roused me," he said,
'though generally I hate to have my
sleep, broken. But just now I was
having a nightmare. I was dream
ing that a monstrous. Katydid was
'chasing me.- And if you hadn't
called ,to me I don't" know what
would have happened. ... I think,'.'
he , added, "I must have dined too
heartily on Katydids last night."
j The Hermit couldn't help looking
a hit shocked. He had never ap
proved; of Benjamin Bat, who
prowledabout at night when all re
spectable people were at home and
asleep. And as for over-eating, that
was something the Hermit wouldn't
Jhink. of doing. But if he must
I choose, between Benjamin Bat and
BobbyBobolink fpr a neighbor, of
the two the Hermit preferred Ben
jamin'.Bat, because Benjamin was al
ways asleep in the daytime, while at
nighty he never disturbed the v Her
, "I'yejcome to ask a favor of you,"
Mr, Hermit Thrush explained. "Per
. hap you don't know there's a noisy
noisance ' hereabout who calls hinT
self Bobby Bobolink?"
"I 30," Benjamin Bat admitted.
"But I've never seen him nor even
"Then you are a sound sleeper
indeed," the Hermit observed. "He's
always a-jingling and a-jangling."
:','That sounds as if he might be a
ben. Benjamin Bat remarked.
"He's a bird." the Hermit ex
plained. And then he proceeded to
tell" "Benjamin Bat how Mr. Crow
and -Jasper Jay had quarreled be
catfsfc'lAlr. 'Crow said that Bobby
Bobolink couldn't beat Benjamin Bat
In race, while Jasper Jay claimed
that he could. ."What I'd like rou
to do is to have a race with Bobby
. Bobolink tomorrow," the Hermit
But Benjamin Bat shook his head.
"It doesn't interest, me," he said.
"Let Mr. Crow and Jasper Jay quar
: rel'all they want to!" .
i And before the Hermit bad time
to coax him to change his mind.1
Benjamin Bat fell asleep. Nor could
the -Hermit rouse him again. He
sang sweet, plaintive songs almost
in Benjamin Bat's ear, which never
caufe'd 'so much as a quiver in the
sleeper.- So at last the . Hermit
topped in despair.
"Keep right on!" a merry voice
cried; q,ut. startling the Hermit o
thathe- almost jumped out of his
coat- tboking around he discovered
Bolshy, Bobolink perched in a tree
i nearby,-- .:- . :v ,
! T been enjoying your singing,
eveft"ifit is a bit mournful," Bobby
Bobolink told him. "But why da you
. waste your voice1 on any one that's
1 .- last, asleep?. -.-: - . -
The Hermit' didn't care to . talk.
! , "I bef you to" excuse me," he said.
i Ypv gave me a terrible, start. : I
i auppeied that you must have ex
ploded long before now, in the midst
ef M.e your furious songs."
i And without savin? another word
Mr.' Hermit Thrush slipped -out of
Sight Jn a thicket. ..
; He nes-er did succeed in settling
the dispute between Jasper Jay and
old Me Crow. ; And for all I "know
they may be quarreling still. '
- j (CopjTlflit, Qrvst A runlu. '
He yS Wm i tm OVT , N AROUND tf V " V-
Lilm vsTCH TCAJ -
Om.ia Chapter of Bankers
Institute to Debate Here
Representatives of the Omaha
Chapter of the American Institute of
Banking will appear in the Chamber
of Commerce on the night of June
24 to debate the following question:
"Resolved, That the plan of Irving
Fisher for stabilizing the dollar be
adopted by the, federal-government."
Following this debate, two of the
contestants will he chosen to repre
sent the Qinaha chapter at a nation
al meeting to be held in Minneapo
lis July .9 to il Harry 0. Palmer
is coaching the Omaha debaters.
Romance in Origin
Love and Mullen-Stalks.
Anxious lovers in the rural dis
tricts of this country twist a mullen
stalk nearly off after naming it after
the loved one. If the mullen lives
your affections are reciprocated. If
it dies they are not. In some sec
tions tf the mullen lives atter this
rite the new shoots (.if any) which
spring up are counted to sec how
many children will result trom the
marriage. From most ancient
times mullen had been regarded as
having a close affinity with the sun
and being, therefore a powerful
plant to conjure with. The bright
yellow flowers, clustering about the
long, conical head of the mullen
stalk, gives it the fancied appearance
of a candle glowing with yellow light
caught from the sun; and the name
itself comes, by a circuitous process,
from a latin word connecting it with
In England the mullen is still j
called "High Taner" and in Germany
"King's Candle." Its relation to the !
sun is further shown by the custom j
of the Prussian peasants of bending j
.down 'a mullen stalk after dark,
toward the point where the sun will j
arise, praying at the same time for i
the recovery of a sick person or sick
heast. Thuringian peasants dig up !
mtillen-root at midnight on "Midsum-1
mcr Eve the sun's especial time of
power with a golden com ta min
iature sun) and wear it next their
bodies to keep off disease. German
peasant girls pick mullen-stalks at
midsummer and hang them over
their beds as a charm, and their
fathers pass mullen-stalks over the
midsummer fires and hang them over
their cattle sheds to keep off disease
and witches. Of the many more
mullen superstitions which might be
cited love divination by the twisted
stalk appears to be the principal one
surviving in this country. All are
remnants of the sun worship of our
Copyritht, by Th MeCUire
paper Syndicate. '
More Truth Than Poetry
By JAMES J. MONTAGUE
TOO LATE NOW
When I was young, and filled with keen ambition'
' I. happened, in a current magazine
. To read a piece which said that inanition
Was needful to one's bodily machine.
"To work too many hours," wrote the writer
"Will ruin any man, however strong;
Confine yourself to labors that are lighter
And you will live full happily, and long."
And so I gave up all my heavy labors
And "spent the day or most of it in bed,
And though 1 was derided by my neighbors
I: smiled to think they all would soon .be dead.
While I, still strong in mind, and lusty hearted
With undimmed eye, and undiminished zest,
Would watch them one by one, as they departed
Because I'd had the sense to take my rest.
But now another scientific fellow
' Declares that relaxation doesn't pay,
And that you'll not be hale and hard and mellow
' Unless you work for eighteen hours a day.
He says that toil builds up the bone and muscle
And keeps a person always' in his prime,
And if you don't continuously hustle
, You'll die a score of years before your time.
I've made my will, and done my fond farewelling
For though I still am reasonably strong,
And eat and sleep, there isn't any telling
What moment I may have to go along.
For on that early piece I so depended
That I became a thorough-going shirk,
My days upon this earth must soon be ended, ;
Because I've quite forgotten how to work!
Win Out in Texas
Supreme Court Dismisses "In
surgents'" Plea Against
Seating of Officers.
Woodmen of the World "regu
lars" scored a victory over "in
surgents" in Texas, according to a
message received by W. A. Eraser,
sovereign commander, yesterday.
According to the message received
by Mr. Fraser, the supreme court
threw out of court the plea of the
"insurgents" who . sought an injunc
tion against the seating of officers
of the state convention and delegates
to the national convention of Yood:
Following a controversy at the
Texas state convention held in
Houston, "insurgent" Woodmen filed I
tViir nptttinn frir an ininnftinn t
They received a decision in the dis
trict court. ' On an appeal by the
regulars the supreme court reversed
the lower court's decision and threw
the case out of court.
. A similar suit against the Wood
men regulars is before the district
court in Omaha. A decision by
Judge Redick is expected by Satur
day of this week.
Police Turn Down Pattullo
As Relief Society Secretary
Andrew Pattullo, secretary of the
Metropolitan Relief association for .
five years and member of the board j
of directors for 10 years, was defeat
ed for re-election as secretary at the j
annual meeting of the association :
Wednesday afternoon. !
The following were elected to
$erve on the new boaro1: Captain i
Peter - Dillon, Sergeant Lyman j
Wheeler, Sergeant Al Sigwart, Ser
geant Sheehan, Captain Tony Van-'
ous and Alonzo Troby. - j
Captain Dillon is slated for the i
presidency and Sergeant Wheeler i
for secretary. '
Big Special Purchase
Sale Congoleum Rugs
Next Saturday at
Union Outfitting Co.
Rugs Are Famous "Gold
Seal" Brand, Guaranteed
for Long Service.
If you' want a beautiful and
sanitary floor covering for your
Bedroom, Living Room, Pining
Room or Kitchen you will be in
terested in the extraordinary
savings . that are posgible on
Congoleum Rugs at the Union
Outfitting Co. on Saturday.
There are many different
patterns to choose from in 6x9,
7-6x9, 9x9, 9x10-6 and 9x12
si;;es that will harmonize with
the furnishings of your home.
As always, you make your own
A Sale of Trimmed Hats That Took Omaha Back to Pre-War Days
Hundreds took advantage of the remarkable savings hundreds more will benefit
another fresh express shipment arrives in time for tomorrow's selling.
worth to $20
Where It Started
' ; . " ' Maverick. -
When the west was less settled
than it now is, and cattle roamed
far in aearch of pasture, branding
' Vr'ss necessary as a means of iden
tification. One of the great cattle
barons, named Maverick, trusted his
neighbors to the extent of refusing
to brand bis cattle a trust that
brought about his ruin. Since then
as nnbranded steer has always been
called a "maverick," and i the prop
erty f the first finder who brands
' him! ' '
' OmUrfef lttt. Whesl.r Sjmdlcat. laa.)
I Parents' Problems
;"J$ow an a child best be taught
to tell time?
There are "many good ways of
teaching a child to tell time. One is
fry the use of a pasteboard clock
face -and hands; another is by the
use of a real ejock. and tome chil
dren have, best been taught by be
inf given ieexnensiva 'watches of
tfe$i EES, 1
Are Canary Birds so Called?
(Copyright. AVhler Syndicate, Inc.)
The canary bird itself appears to
have been so named because, when
it was" first introduced as a singing
cage bird, it was brought from the
Canary islands just as in the case
of "canary" wine, a variety of sack
upon whose excellent "two-fold
Deration" Falstaft so feelingly di
lates. But how did the Canary
islands 'get their name? !
There is good reason to suppose
that these islands were known to
the Phoenicians, but the name itself
comes from .the Romans, who at
the time of Augustus Caesar, receiv
ed an account of them which has
been preserved for us by the elder
Piiny.. It is here that we obtain a
flue to the real reason for the name,
for this traveler refers to "Canaria,
so called from the multitude of dogn
of great size -which inhabit the
islands" the word Canaria being
derived from the Latin canis, a dog.
A canary bird, therefore, might be
literally "translated as a "dog bird,"
but one would have to explain the
reason f or the term before the
change , in- title would be accepted
as authentic. , .
MAKING IT EASY
I lunch room has been established adjoining the senate chamber, so
the members need "not stop talking while they eat.
It is rumore that the league of nations is going to ask 'for waivers
on France. '
GET IT OVER
What the powers ought to do is to turn Germany and Poland loose
in Silesia and permit nature to take its' course.
CVOTiCbt. 1921. tor Th 1M1 S.mdlMW, Ina.
Will Be Notable for Real Value-Giving
35c Essex Cheviots
19c Fast Color
Fast color, blue and white check
Ginghams in lengths of 3 to 9 yards.
(In the Annex) '
A Mill Shipment
A real 15c value, red bor-
dered and a good absorbent.
(In the Annex)
. Splendid quality solid color fuH 32-In.
wide also much -wanted" nursery stripes.
(In the Annex) ' ' , 7
By J. J. MUNDY.
What Your Ability Is Worth.
As long as you are not too old
to, learn you are young.
As soon as you reach the point
where yon are unwilling to take
suggestions and are opposed to ac
cepting ideas which mean a change
in your way of doing things, you
are due for. a change of employers,
for your work will become value
less where you are.
It may be hard for you a man
of middle age to accept instructions
from a younger man relative to
what your ,-superior desires . you to
do more modern changes which' he
proposes but if you do riot adopt
them someone 'will be hired in your
place to carry out his ideals more
. Suppose you do feel confident that
your way is better ana you may
be right as long as it is up to some:
one else to run the business and
you are there to take orders, are
paid to take orders, you must adopt
the policies of the man at the helm.
During the war middle-aged men
were given another chance to make
good after they had thought they
had gone past the prime of life, and
because firms had to hire men un
fitted for war duty and the Wages
were high it has led some men to
think their services are worth more
than they really are. ' .
Weigh your ability in unbiased
scales and don't make the mistake
of thinking your services could not
be dispensed with easily.
Copyritht. l;i. lntrntonl Featur
Dog Hill Paragrafs
By George Bingham
Do You Know the Bible?
Gab Hancock's 'buggy, which he
recently greased, got to running at
such a high rate of speed today that
his mule had to hustle to keep ahead
of it. . ' - : - . .
Silt Kildew is getting to be some
philosopher, as he said yesterday
that a knot hole is never seen in a
barrel, nor a bunghole 'in a plank.
(Cover up th answers,' read the quna
tlona and tee tf you can answer them.
Then look at the answers to see If you
Follow These Questions and Ans
wers As Arranged by
J. WILLSON ROY.
1. What was the name of the place
where Ahaz burned incense in his
idolatrous worship? -
2. How old was Hezekiah when he
began to reign?
3. How long did Hezekiah reign
over Judah?. v
4. What was the origin of the
Passover ? :
- 5. On what occasion was the Fass-
oyer extended beyond the usual pe
6. What was the sequel to this ex
tension? ' . -Answers.
' ' 1. The Valley of the Son of Hin
nom. ' . - '. ,
2. Twenty-five years old. .
3. ; Twenty-nine years. See 2 Kings
4. See Exodus xii. 2-14.
5. See 2 Chronicles xxix. 23-27.
6. The people went through Is
rael destroying all forms of idolatry.
(Copyright, 121. Wheeler Syndicate,- Inc.)
Nine Months' Term for
Gage County Schools Plan
200 All Cotton Mattresses 'full 45-lb. weight strictly hand made
of sanitary cotton and covered with heavy art ticks; $12.00 values
, Lisle Hose
Ladies' cotton . lisle
hose in rib or
hemmed tops,' black
and white; irregu
lars of 49c values.
Friday - .19
Children's 'fine rib
hose in black and
of 25c values; Fri
day ........ 12
Scotch Yarn '
Extra heavy mixed
gray Ji-lb. skelni.
Just the thing for
golf stockings and
sweaters. 69c val
ues. Skein . ...25
Men's nainsook ath
letic union suits.
fl.00 values. Fri
W'ymore, Neb., June 9. (Special.)
Miss Bertha Foster, county super
intendent of schools, has been noti-
i tied that hereafter all schools ih Gaffe
Raz Barlow tried but his , new , county will be required to maintain
standing collar Sunday morning, but ! nine months of school each year,
was forced to abandon the idea of , Hpuse Roll 102, passed by the last
wearing it, as it was so tight he legislature, makes this compulsory
could not 'swallow' without batting ; in all eases where it can he done on
his eyes. '
Copyrirht. "George Matthew Adams.
Tekamah Jeweler Files
Petition in Bankruptcy
Henry L. Braun, jeweler, of Te
kamah, Neb., filed a petition in bank
ruptcy in federal court yesterday.
His debts are estimated at $14,692:
hu assets at $3,616, 1
Jewel, Flower. Color
' Symbols for Toblay
t By MILDRED MARSHALL.
Today amber is a talisman, against
sorrow. : The ancient Greeks ha,d a
pretty legend regarding this stone.
They believed that the grains of am
ber were the tears shed each year
over the deaths of their brother,
Phaethon, by -the Helindes, after
their grief had changed them into
poplars which grew on the banks of
the Eribanus. ' ' , ,
For those born on an anniversary
of this day, the natal stone is the
coral. It should always be worn
so that - its - brilliant color is con
spicuous, if the, wearer wishes to se
cure ' the benefits of its power to
bring good health and a long life.
Today's color is dark blue. Ac
cording to an ancient superstition,
those who wear it today are granted
any favor they ask.
Today's flower is the purple pansy.
(Copyrirht. H21,'W-heelr Syndicate, Ine.)
Bee' Want Ads Produce Results.
a 40-mill levy, and Miss Foster says
there is not a district in Gatre county
which would require this amount for
a nine-month term. :
Gets $1 in $10,000 Suit for
Estrangement of Child
John Heelan of Cherry county ob
tained a judgment of $1 yesterday
in District Judge Stauffcr's court in
a $10,000 damage action he brought
against his mothcr-in-Iaw. Margaret
Heelan, and Margaret Heelan jr.,
alleging alienation of the affctiions
of Mary Heelan, 17-year-old daugh
ter of the plaintiff. The Heclans
have filed a counter suit for $5,235,
claimed for maintenance of the girl
Charges Relatives Induced
Husband to Get Divorce
; Olive Kubby testified yesterday in
District Judge L: B. Day's court that
Ida and Harry .Kubby, sister and
brother, respectively, of her husband,
Maurice, induced - her husband to
swear to obtain a divorce. She added
that this occurred over the dead
body of her husband's mother. Mrs.
Kubby brought an action for $25,000,
ch&jging the Kubbys with alienation
of ier husband's affections
Second Floor Art Dept.
Pillow Cases, Special 75o
Hemstitched hem-, stamped for embroidery.
Fin Cushion Covers, Special 35o
Stamped for embroidery and hemstitched for
crocheted edge. ;
Dresser Scarfs, Special 75c
Stamped for embrofdeYy in simple design, hem
stitched for crocheted edge. : . '
' .- Second Floor. .
Crochet Bed Spreads
Made for full size beds. Regu
lar $2.50 value, Friday, $1.09
Table Damask -r
. '64 inches .wide, regu
larly, 8j)c; special
paiterns Friday4 ; t
Annet ' " ;
" - ' : ,; f v
Muslin Gowns, 69c
Muslin gowns, tailored around neck, sleeveless,
11.00 values;-Friday ..f V...i.t.69
'''Annex. '"' - "
' Curtain Fabric
Natural color,, 36
inches wide; lengths
up to 20 yards. 25c
a yard - value. Fri
day, a yard . .10
Boys' and Girls' Union Suits, 49c -
Boys' and .girls union suits with patented taped .
buttons. Sizes 2 to 12 years.: Friday . ...49 -'
Annex .' -.;. .:
Great Quantities of Summery Apparel
Just in Time for the Annex Sales
Tlie Greatest Underpricing of Desirable Merchandise
Ever Attempted in Omaha Starts Friday in the
Annex Ready-to-Wear Section.
$2.98 White-Wash Shirts $1.39
A remarkable .lot of fine gabar
dines, tricotines and .white rajah
dress skirts in dozens 'of pretty new
models in ' the most popular mate
rials for sport and dress wear.
These are skirts made to sell 8t
$2.98,- some are worth more, so be
here early and get your thoice in
the Annex Friday. at ......$1.39
$5.98 to $7.50 Georgette
A " large 5 purchase of beautiful
blouses in finest georgettes and
fricolettes in a bevy of the newest
summer colors, and . a pretty lot
they are. Come in tie-backs, slip
ons and over-blouses' in all sizes and
hundreds of the smartest summer
, styles; regular $5.98, $6.95 and
$7.50 qualities; in the Annex Fri
$4.00 and $5.00 Summer Dresses, $1 98
Positively the greatest dress values ever
shown at so low a price; in beautiful colors
in the popular large plaid and plain colors
In blue and pink, hemmed in white; fine qual
ity figured voiles in light colors; perfect fit
ting; all sizes to 46. These dresses are $4.00
and $5.00 values. In Annex Friday 81.98
Men's Soft ' Collari, 9c
50 ' dozen men's 6ummer soft
collars not all sizes; of regular
15c kinds; assorted styles.
$1.50 Bungalow Aprons, 85c
Another- great price concession by buying in
large quantities. 400 dozen percale and ging
ham bungalow aprons in plain colors of pink,
blue and lavender chambray gingham. Best
fast colored standard percales in all colors
In neat patterns. Medium and large sizes;
new sash models; regular $1.50 quality. In
the Annex Friday .....85d
$1.98 Summer Blouses, 98o
Don't miss this greatest sale of summer
blouses at less than the wholesale price to
day. Pretty new models in lace trimmed and
neat embroidered collars and fronts. Made
of flaxon, marquisettes in plain and soft
finished voiles; all sizes 36 to 44, and made,
to sell at $1.98. Hundreds to select from In
the Annex Friday gg
Another Lot of Jap Matting Rugs; $4.98
Room size 9x12 feet fine close-woven Jap matting rugs for
cottages, porches and bedrooms. Attractive conventional designs.
Plain grounds. Annex.
Sanitary Cot Pad, $4.95 U
Full size all cotton sanitary If
couch pads; fancy art tick eov- II
ered; regular $7.50 values. H
It Pays TRY HAYDEN'S FIRST It Pays
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