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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, JULY 19, 1921."
-THE TALE OF
BY ARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
An Interrupted Nap.
Chirpy Cricket liked his home in
Farmer Green's yard. During the
long summer days he thuoght it very
cheerful to rest in his dark hole in
the ground. He liked the darkness
"Hare I am I Come and get me if
of his home; he liked its warmth, too.
For in pleasant weather the sun beat
down upon the straw-littered ground
above him and gave him plenty of
heat, while on gray days the straw
blanket kept his house cozy. And
it never .occurred to Chirpy Cricket
that there was anything odd :n hav
ing a blanket over his house instead
Of over himself.
Nothing ever really disturbed
Chirpy Cricket after he settled in the
farmyard. To be sure, he had a
few frights at first. , Now and then
the earth trembled in.. a terrible fash-
ion. But ,that happened only when
Johnnie Green led old Ebenezer, or
some other horse, to the .. watering
trough, passing right over Chirpy s
home. And Chirpy had soon learned
that he was in no danger. .
Then at other times he heard an
odd tearing and scratching, as if
some giant had discovered Chirpy's
doorway and meant to dig him out of
his hiding place. By peeping slyly
out he discovered at last the cause of
those fearful sounds It was only
the hens looking for something to
eat a bit of grain amid the straw,
or perhaps an angleworm. Chirpy
never left his house when he heard
the hens at work. He had no wish
to offer himself as a tidbit. And he
felt quite safe down in his home, for
he was quick to learn that the hens
were no diggers. They could only
scratch the surface of the jrround.
So, in time; he used to laugh when he
heard them. And now and then he
would even fiddle a bit, as if to say
to them, "Here I ami Come and get
me if you can 1"
"The sound of fiddling, coming from
beneath their feet, always puzzled
the hens. They would stop scratch
ing and cock their heads on one side,
toiiilcn. . And they tried to look
-33ry knowing.' But they were really
the most stupid of all the creatures
in the farmyard. If they had only
been as wise as Farmer Green's cat
theV would have kept still and waited
. and watched. And sooner or later
they would have given Chirpy Crick
et the surprise of his life, when he
i came crawling out of his hole to get
' a few blades of grass for his supper.
But evert if the hens had thought
of such a plan they, never could have
kept their minds upon it long enough
to carry it out. So perhaps it was
no wonder that Chirpy Cricket got
the idea into his head that he was
safe from everybody; Sometimes,
when he was dozing, even the foot
steps of old Ebenezer railed to rouse
But there- came a day when Chirpy
Cricket awoke with a great start
Something had touched his long
feelers. Something had come right
down into his hole and was prodding
. He thought it must be a hen. And
he did not laugh.' No! Nor did he
fiddle t -
(Copyright. Orosset & Dunlap.) -
More .Truth Than Poetry
-By JAMES J. MONTAGUE ;
Do "Cramps". Occur While Swim
ming. The sensation which we call
"cramp" is, as its name indicates,
a " construction or contraction of a
muscle which, unless promptly reme
died by the expansion of the muscle
and vigorous rubbing, is apt to re
mit in temporary paralysis of the
portion of the body in which the
muscle is located. Effects of this
kind arc due to two principle causes:
Unaccustomed cold ox a continuous
strain which has much the same re
sult as the pressure of an artery
which causes our feet or hands to
"go to . sleep." In the latter case,
however, the .effect is accompanied
.by numbness and the sensation of
a myriad of prickles, while, in the
former, it is marked by a severe
shooting pain and a tendency to
contract the entire muscle. A swim
mer? attacked by4 cramps, is there
fore unable to move .bis legs and
will Inevitably sink, unless he is
able either to -overcome the -force
which is drawing his legs up-close
to his body or is taken ashore,
,.. Even the most-skillful swimmers
are sometimes subject to cramps,
though in their cases it is" usually
due to some disturbance in their di
gestive organs or exposure to sudden
cold, such as would be due to a cur
rent of water flowing from a con
cealed spring. Mildef forms of the
same complaint are also common
aong those who exercise more vigor
ously than usual or may result from
sleeping in an unaccustomed posi
tionbut all are due to the same
causes. . ,.
Where It Started
- Admiral 1
The word "Admiral" is derived
from the Arabic, "Amir" signifying
"leader." The Arabic word "al,"
meaning "the," is placed before a
noun; thus "The Leader" is, in
Arabic, "al Amir." By some freak
of misplacement the "al" was put
after the noun, giving Amiral, which
in time added the "d" and became
our word. Many of our most re
spected words may be traced to ti
Off MSfc II ft li
THE LAST CHANCE
F.jc-Kaiser Wilhelm has forbidden one of his sons to act for the
We read with surprise of the fact I
That His Highness no longer serene
Has told his young son he can't act
As the kid hoped to do for the screen.
We say wjth surprise for we really believe
That the elderly Emp should importune
The younger to jump at this chance to retrieve
The vanishing family fortune.
He hardly can hope, we assume
(Having barely escaped with his skin)
That there's going to be any more room
For Kings of his blood in Berlin.
- In most of the former Imperial zones
There is little but trouble or terror;
And the chances for jobs as the warmers of thrones
Are fast getting rarer and rarer.
But if this young Prince got a place
In the cinema-thespian art,
And the public should fall for his face
As they do for, say William S. Hart,
He soon would be rich and inflated with pride,
' And featured in picture and story,
And could wear better clothes and could put on more side
Than his dad at the height of his glory.
So why shut the gate to romance?
, Why tell the poor kid he can not
Embrace the last ghost of a chance
The Kaiserlich outfit has got? '
He might be a bust with the playgoing folk
In spite of his once royal station.
But he couldn't be possibly half such a joke
As his father was ruling a nation!
SAVED BY A HALF-TONE.
The headline Too Many Dam Failures in the revered Literary Digest
pained and shocked us till we observed that the accompanying picture
was of a busted irrigation dam. ' - '
MORE DANGEROUS THAN IN 1918.
It is highly improbable that Mr. Dempsey' will ever go to France.
BUT THEY DON'T MEAN THE SAME THING. :
. Senator King says that the navy is suffering from dry rot. That's
what a lot of the officers think. ' . ' v
Copyright. 1921, b Th Bell Eradicate, Inc. '
Romance in Origin
By H. IRVING KING.
St Elmo's Fire. . 1
Few superstitions of the sea are
better known than that which at
tached to the electric phenomenon
known as St. Elmo's fire those
ghastly lights which, in certain con
ditions-of the atmosphere, burn at
the top of masts or on the end of
yards. They are, of course, natural
electric lights, easily explainable by
any one with the slightest knowledge
of electricity. But it must be con
fessed that they don't look so, espe
cially if they jump about in the rig
ging with that weird rustling sound.
The first notice we have of these
lights is in the story of the Argo
nauts, when they appeared shining
about the heads of the images of
Castor and Pollux on the ship Argo
in the midst of a storm and assured
the safety of the vessel. From thence
down through the classic ages the
liohts were known as the Dioscuri
the twin brothers, Castor and Pollux,
and seem generally to have been re
garded as a good omen. But Porphy
ron, writing in the third -century,
savs: It is now asserted on the
contrary by sailors that Castor and
Pollux are generally a menace."
Yet many centuries later, when
the lights appeared on Columbus'
ship on his second voyage, the sail
ors sang prayers and litanies to St.
Elmo, confident that in these storms
where he appears there can be no
When Chnstiahtty deposed the
heathen gods the lights took the
name of St. Elmo, of whom one
legend is that he was a Sicilian bish
op, who, dying amid a storm at sea,
promised the sailors 'that heould
appear to them it they were to be
saved. As soon as he died the lights
appeared and the storm abated. Dif-
p . , I'rt . 1
lerent ages ana auiereni races nave
differently interpreted the sienilW
cance of the St. Elmo fires, but it is
safe to say that to the majority of
sailors today they are harbingers
of evil. The telephone and the wire
less do not awe the modern sailor,
but thanks to a superstition inherited
through some 3,000 years, St. Elmo's
(Copyright, 151. by the HcCIure News
Should children be paid for doing
chores at home?
It is better that children should
not be paid for doing chores at
home. The home is the sum of the
contributions of all the members of
the family. The father and other
are not paid for their contributions,
why should the children be paid?
The father and mother find their
chief happiness in working for the
home, so should . the children. In
both cases it is the happiness that
comes from service rendered to
loved ones. Teach this to the children.
Do You Know the Bible?
(Cover up the answer, read the quel
tlona and see It you can answer them.
Then look at the answers to see If you
Follow These Questions and An
swers As Arranged by
J.I WILSON ROY.
1. Who is referred to as an arti
ficer in brass and iron
2. Who was Tubal Cain's sister?
3. Who were Castor and Pollux?
4. What was the name of the
Philistine idol that fell before the
ark of the Lord?
5. Who was Zilpah?
6. What was the name of the
woman who betrayed Samson?
ANSWERS., . .
1. ' Tubal Cain. ' Genesis iv. 22.
2. Naamah. Genesis iv. 22. .
3. Twin sons of Jupiter (myth
ology supposed to guide the des
tinies or sanors. xncir images were
generaly used as figureheads on
shipsi Acts xxvni, 11.
4. Damon. 1 Samuel v. 1-5.
5. The handmaid of Leah and the
mother of Gad and Asher.
6. Delilah. Judges xvi. 4.
(Copyright, 1(21, Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
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When I began taking it I was al
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in a shattered condition and I was
about as weak and run-down as any
nerson ever cets to be. My system
was so badly upset that everything
X ate disagreed with me. 1 sintered
a ereat deal from gas on the stom
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until I would gasp for breath. My
legs, knees, ankles, and feet were
swollen and I had to quit wearing
my shoes at all.
"I never shall forget the day my
son came in with a bottle of Tanlac
and said, 'Mother, this is going to
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what it did. My appetite is splendid.
I eat whatever I want and sleep
all night long as sound as a child.
All the pains and swellings have
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better and more active today than
I have been for years. I think it is
wonderful that a medicine could
make a big a change in anybody as
Tanlac has made in me, and I wish
everybody everywhere could know
about it. ,
Tanlac is sold in Omaha by the
Sherman & McConnell Drug Co.,
and by leading druggists everywhere,
People Who Eat
Yeast For Health
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Dog Hill Paragrafs
By George Bingham ,
Yam Sims has set up a complaint
against the bad condition of the lane
leading up to the residence of the
Calf Ribs Widow, and has been
trying to start a move to have it
fixed, but he is not meeting with
much encouragement as he is thi
main one that has worn the road
Sim Flinders, who has been trying
to do better for the past few weeks,
even took his dog to preaching with
him last Sunday. , However, there
has never been anything the matter
with the dog.
Dock Hocks, our blacksmith! who
excels in everything he undertakes,
has added more laurels to his brow,
as he now holds the championship
as being the biggest eater in this
vicinity since attending the birthday
dinner on Gander creek Sunday. .
Copyright, 1(21, George Matthew Adams.
Capt. Vm. A. Moffct to Head
Navy Aeronautics Bureau
Washington, July 18 Capt. Wil
liam A. Moffet was nominated by
President Harding today to be chief
of the Navy department's bureau of
aeronautics with the rank of rear
By J. J. MUNDY.
Get a Hobby.
Do not get to look upon life as
"the daily grind." '
Get interested in something for
your leisure hours that will afford
you the kind of exercise and rccrea'
tion which will break up the monot
ony of every day living by your work
Every working person needs
change from what they do to earn
If the work is sedentary, then
choose something which will send
the blood tingling, and cause the
perspiration to start, and put enough
spirit into it to permeate your work
a-day lite. ,
Those who have hobbies, which
make it necessary for them to get
out of doors are fortunate-
Fresh air is something of which
we cannot get too much.
If you are an indoor worker an
haven't an out-door hobby, make one
some way and ride it often if you
would keep your health and strong
The husband or wife who gets
plenty of. fresh air makes a better
helpmate provided they have sense
enough to realize and see to it that
the other has just as regular oppor
tunity to get the fresh air.
Dispositions are better when there
is plenty of oxygen in the blood,
Copyright, 1921, International Feature
Jewel, Flower, Color
Symbols for Today
By MILDRED MARSHALL.
The agate- is today's talismanic
gem; especially for those who travel
it is a lucky stone, since it brings
them the promise ot an enjoyabl
journey and a safe return.
Today's natal stone, the aqua
marine, brings its wearer new friend:
and the devotion of old ones. It
also ensures those who own it -of
great success brought . about by the
efforts of acquaintances.
I oday s fortunate color is green
which brings the best of luck to
those who wear it. ,
Copyright, 1921, Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.
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well appointed attractive sylvan,
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or just recreation seeking humanity.
No hay fever fine boating and fishing
best there is.
Oar booklet "Min
nesota Lakes" is
replete with infor
mation, hotel rates
etc. rreel Send
F. A. ACKER, Gen. Atf.
tlB Railway EsrseaQ Bids.
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Every travel comfort and convenience is pro
vided on this fine, all-steel equipped train drawing-room
sleeping cars dining car chair cars
and comfortable day coaches service to please
. all classes of patrons. Beautiful riverside ride
leaving Omaha and into Kansas jCity. Good
roadbed all the way. '
Lv. Union ........ 9:35 a.m.
Lv. Atchison .... 2:05 D.m.
Lv, Leavenworth.. 2:55 p.m.
' Ar. Kansas City.. 3:45p.m.
Lv. Ksnsss City,. 4:00p.m.
Ar. Little Rock.
Omaha-Hot Springs sleeper arrives Hot Springs
10:00 a. m.
Lay-over sleeper for Ft Smith may be occupied
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For complete information
City Ticket Office, 1416 Dodge St.
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Solve Your Vacation Problems
Denver "The Gateway to All Colorado" startlng-out point for
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- . Round trip vacation-excursion fare $31.80, plus war tax.
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tomorrow (through sleepers)
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Take the Burlington from Omaha 7:10 a. m.,
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