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A Queer Bear.
Grunty Pig's little eyes fell away
rom his mother's when she asked
him what the bear looked like the
bear that had chased him.
"Er he was whitish, with brown
spots, like Johnnie Green's dog,"
said Grunty; "and er he had a
long tail like the old horse Ebenzer's
and er he had six legs."
Mrs. Pig suddenly made a most
More Truth Than Poetry
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peculiar sound. It couldn't be called
a squeal, nor a grunt, nor a gurgle,
nor a gasp. It was a little like all
four. And springing clumsily upon
her son, Mrs. Pig upset him before
he could dodge her.
Grunty Pig began to whimper.
"What have I done?" he whined.
"You've deceived me!" his mother
' cried. "You haven't seen a bear.
You've never seen a bear in all your
"Ouch!" Grunty howled, as his
mother sent him sprawling once
more. "I didn't mean any harm. I
was only having fun with you."
- "Well," said his mother. "Turn
about is fair play. I'll have a little
fun with you, now."
Mrs. Pig gave her wayward son
such a punishing that he remembered
it all the rest of that day. At least,
he stayed at home. And Mrs. Pig
dared hope that at last she had
cured him of two bad habits run
ning away and telling fibs.
The next day, "niowever, the
fields called again to Grunty Pig.
They called so plainly that he
couldn't resist answering.
, "I'll slip away for just a little
while," he said to himself. "If I'm
not gone long no one will miss mc."
So when" his mother was taking a
nap he stole through the hole in the
fence. "I'll be back before she
wakes up," he chuckled.
In the garden, up the iane,
through the pasture he made his way.
And lie enjoyed his holiday to the
full until he remembered suddenly
that he had been gone a long time
'"A. much lot.ger time than he had
planned to spend away from the
"Oh, dear!" he whined. "Mother
must be awake now and she'll pun
ish me if I go back.
The more he thought about re
turning the less he liked the idea.
"I won't go home at all," he cried
at last. "I'll stay in the pasture the
rest of my life. There's plenty to
eat there, and plenty of fun, too.
It was afternoon when Grunty Pig
made up his mind that he would
never go home. When the Mu'.ey
Cow warned tiim once more to be
ware of the bears he actually jeered
at her.
"There are no bears in Pleasant
Valley," he scoffed. "And you
needn't trouble yourself to mention
them again to me, I'm going to live
in this pasture and there's no use of
your trying to frighten me away."
The Muley Cow said nothing to
him. She merely looked at him and
smiled wisely.
"He'll sing a different song," she
thought "when it begins to grow
(Copyright. 1121. by the Metropolitan
.Newspaper Service.)
Jewel, Flower, Color
Symbols for Today
The ruby is today's talismanic
gem, and its natal stone as well. Con
sequently it, exerts great influence on
its wearer, if the ancients are to be
believed. They claim that it was
indicative of the moods of its wear
er, sparkling if he was gay, and los
ing radiance if he was unhappy.
As it is symbolic of riches and
good health, it should bring these
gifts to one who own9 it.
Dark red is today's significant
color, and brings to one who wears
it great strength and vitality.
Today's fortunate flower is the red
(Copyright, 1921, Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
Do You Know the Bible?
(Cover up the answers, read ths ques
tions ana sea If you can answer them.
Then look at the answer to iea If you
ar right.)
Follow these question and answers
as arranged by
1. What religious sect did not al
low a razor to come upon their
2. Under what conditions was a
woman privileged to spit in a man's
face? ; -
3. What punishment was meted
out to the murmurers in the wilder
ness? 4. What tribe led all others in the
wilderness? '
5. What punishment did Miriam re
ceive because of her sedition against
6. How old was Noah when the
flood started?
1. Nazarites.
2. Deuteronomy xxv. 7-9.
3. See Numbers xiv. 27-3.'.
4. See Numbers x. 14. .
5. Leprosy. Sec Numbers xii. 10.
'6. 600 years.
p5-right, 1921, Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
Before the summer sun shone warm,
When fields were barely green.
And little Mr. Robin's form
Was spare and gaunt and lean,
When snow still lingered in the glade
And chilly breezes blew,
Upo:i a maple bough he swayed
And sang the twlight through.
And when he took himself a wife
And had two mouths to feed
. And, later led the hard, hard life
That fathers have to lead,
At daybreak when his voice rang out
It sounded clear and strong
And all the woodland round about
Re-echoed with his song.
, But now that worms are thick as pease
And days are warm and bright,
Old Mr. Robin takes his ease
From morning until night.
At daybreak or at twilight now
We never hear his call.
He sits content upon a bough
And never sings at all.
And sometimes, when the leafy limb
A passing breeze has stirred,
You see him through the shadows dim
A sleepy, dull old bird.
And, all regretfully, , you say,
"Some folks are just like that."
And tell yourself it doesn't pay
To get too rich and fat.
. , Adelo Garrison' New Phase of r,
M "Revelations of a Wife" m
It is a bad business sign when a shoe clerk seems glad to see you
as you come into a store.
You have got to hand it to Caruso. He never told the youth of
the land that they could be as great as he was by working 18 hours a day.
Now the government is talking of continuing the tax the saloon
keepers used to levy on bachelors.
Copyright, 1921. by The Bell Syndicate. Inc.
I Dog Hill Paragrafs
By George Bingham
The mail carrier,' who for the
last several years lias been dnv
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ing over a large rock in the road to
Bounding Billows, got out this
morning and rolled it to one side.
He has been aiming'to do that for
a long time.
Jefferson Potlocks has decided
that if it ain't one thing it's another;
and we don't know but what that is
the way it ought to be, because if
there wasn't another, there wouldn't
be but one thing, and that would be
worse than ever.
As an .experiment Atlas Peck's
wife today hung an old meal sifter
out in the open and watched the
flies try to get through it.
(Copyright, 1921, George Matthew Adams.)
Are "Apricots" So Named?
"To refer to an infant prodigy as
an "apricot" might be taken as the
latest form of slang and, by those
who are ignorant of the derivation
of the name of the fruit, would
doubtless be attacked on the ground
that it constituted an attempt to
poison the springs of the language.
But just as "blackmail" can be
etymologically if not logically ap
plied to the accptance of farm
produce in place of cash, "apricot"
can truly be regarded as a synonym
for anything precocious.
The old English spelling "apri
cock" gives a hint of the relationship-
existing between the name of
the fruit and the last two syllables
of the word "precocious" and, as a
matter of fact, they are derived from
the same source the Low Greek
praikokion, which is nothing more
than the Latin praecox meaning
"early ripe.? The apricot tree, in its
original habit of Armenia, flowers
very early in the spring and, In cause
of this, the fruit was given the
name derived from the Latin or
Greek adjective. "Apricot," there
fore, may be regarded as a direct
derivative of the root-word, while
"precocious" is indirectly or sym
bolically derived.
(Copyright, 1921, Wheeler Syndicate. Inc.)
Where It Started
Cook Books.
The oldest cook book is printed in
Latin, and bears the formidable title
of "Platinae de Obsoniis et Honesta
Voluptate et Valetudinc Libra." It
is dated 1475, and was printed in
(Copyright, 1921, Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
Leaves for Holland
David City, Neb., Aug. 16. (Spe
cial.) Peter Jacobs of this city de
parted Monday for New York City,
where he will take a steamer fcr Hol
land. He will he gone about siv
months visiting relatives.
Romance in Origin
Of Superstitions
Against the ' Grain.
In some respects no class of peo
ple are quite so superstitious as
gamblers. Others may have more
superstitions in which they half be-.
heve and one or two pet supersti
tions in which they rather more than
half believe, but no class has such
an abiding faith in their supersti
tions and is so governed by them
in their actions no, not even sail
ors. But the qualification to this
statement is this that the gambler's
superstition is quite likely to be con
fined to gambling. With regard to
the ordinary affairs of life he may be
remarkably free of superstition, but
when it comes to games of chance,
bets or other hazards he is a con
vinced slave of superstition. To one
who has watched the antics of the
"pesky" little marble in the roulette
wheel and the manner in which the
cards and the ponies will sometimes
run in seeming defiance of the doc
trine of chances the law of proba
bilities and the most carefully . pre
pared "dope" this is not strange.
One gambler's superstition is that it
is bad luck to play against that is,
at right angles to the grain of the
tsble. In other words, to be lucky
at cards, sit so that when you throw
out your cards you can throw them
down in the same direction as the
grain runs in the wood of the table.
Here we have our old friend sympa
thetic magic plus a tinge of tree
worship. The cards and the grain
of the wood flow in the same direc
tion. Result: HarmonyA sympathy,
luck! f you throw your cards across
the grain of the wood you play out
of sympathy with the course of the
grain at cross purposes, as it were.
Result: Bad luck! The fact that
the material upon which you throw
your cards is the dead body of a
tree god renders it all the more nec
essary that your play should be in
the direction of its grain. .
Copyright, 1921, by The McClurs News
paper Syndicate.
Common Sense
What It Father Spencer's
Important Mission?
Something in my father's appear
ance as he walked toward us made
me look at him curiously, brought
back vividly to me the days when
I had first seen him, not knowing
that there was any tie of blood be
tween us.
Then he had been called "the
Quester of Broadway," a mysterious,
melancholy, yet commanding figure,
which much intrigued the interest
of that volatile thoroughfare. That
his constant, conscience-stricken
auest had been for me, whom, as
well as my mother, he had deserted
when I was but 4 years old for the
lure of another woman. I had long
ago learned from his own lips. That
beneath his mask of the polished,
dilettante man of wealth l.e at that
time had been a dominant figure in
his country's secret diplomatic serv
ice, I knew from Allen Drake and
Lillian Underwood. Illness and
financial misfortune had come to
him during the stressful diys when
in a South American country he had
grappled .with, and frustrated a plot
which menaced the very heart of
the government.
In the years since I had become
accustomed to think of him as a
gentle, somewhat broken figure, who
had lost most of his wealth, and
whose prestige was but a memory.
But during the few months preceding
the sale of the Marvin hoise I had
been conscious that, with a distinct
improvement in his physical health,
had come a rejuvenation of his
mind and spirit that he was becom
ing once again a figure with, which
to reckon. And his mien now was
that of a dominant, poised person
ality, perfectly conscious of its own
"A Message"
At any time during the years he
has lived with me I would have run
to him, at a sudden unexpected ap
pearance such as the one he had
just made, asking what he wished.
But there was something vague,
elusive about him, something that
seemed to set him apart and make
him less my father than a man-who-must-be-obeyed.
Therefore, I walked
sedately to meet him, evincing no
curiosity as to his errand.
"Ah! Daughter, dear! Enjoying the
new place, I see." His voice was as
calm and unhurried as if he had just
steppd over to view our happiness in
our new home. His very leisureli
ness made me suspect that some
thing momentous was on foot, for I
have seen in him and in his co
worker, Allen Drake, the same
kendency to affect deliberation in a
moment of great stress. It was as if
they paused and flxed'their mental
muscles for the effort ahead of them.
"Just looking over my new studio,
dad," Dicky indicated the corncrib
with a gesture. Glancing at him, I
saw that behind his earless expres
sion his eyes were watching my
father intently, and I realized that
he shared my intuition as to the-im-portance
of my father's errand.
"Ah! Yes. It ought to make a
good one," my father replied. "Will
it interrupt you too much if I ask
you to run me over to Speonk? I
find I can get a train from there at
4 o'clock, and I wish to get to New
York as soon as possible. I have
had a message which demands im
mediate attention."
An Embarrassing Offer. v
I looked at my watch and made a
mental calculation. If I accom
plished the trip without speeding I
should have 1 to start at once. The
thought of Grace Draper's letter ob
sessed me. Would there be a chance
to mail it? Suppose there were an
accident to the car and I was de
layed in getting back? I assured
my father that I could make the trip
with him if we started immediately,
then turned to Dicky and spoke
without reflection:
"Better come with us, and then
you can mail that letter at Speonk."
"What letter?" Dicky demanded
quickly, with an edge to his voice
that brought me up standing men
tally. With a furtive glance I saw
that with an adroit movement he
had turned enough away from my
father to enable him to glare at me
"Why, the letter that" but
Dicky interrupted me.
"To the insurance agent m Mar
vin?" asked Dicky with well-simulated
indifference. "I had forgotten
speaking about it. Sure, I'll bring
it. But we'd better start pronto if
we're going to make Speonk by 4.
You're all ready to go, aren't you,
Madge? We had gas, water and
oil put in this morning so the car
is all right."
"Very well," my father assented.
A Place for Everything.
When a man throws his hat on the
reading table, his collar on the
couch and his coat on a' chair the
first thing on his return from work
he has made his home untidy a min
ute after he enters it.
It is unjust to a wife to be so
It is hard enough to keep things
in order when each member of the
family does what is possible toward
such a result.
It is impossible to keep up ap
pearances and that is what every
good housekeeper wants if one
member of the family goes about
scattering things for another to
pick up.
Every time an article is dropped
it "means that someone must pick it
up and put it in the place where it
But should not the person who
owns the article see to keeping it in
its place?
Why depend upon others to keep
your things where you can find
There is another form of unfair
ness in the home, and that is failing
to return things to the place where
they belong.
Much time is wasted because the
one who takes out a certain thing
for legitimate use does not return
it to its place.
' Are you the guilty one in your
family or shop? t
Copyright, 1921. Internatjonal Feature
Service,. Inc.
The College of the City of New
York is conducting a summer
course in automobile mechanics.
Seata on Sale Thursday Aug. 18
Bennie Fields & Co.
Betty Bryon
Wm. Haig; Mae Melville 6 Geo- Rule;
Kara; Kitty Thomas: Aeeop's Fables;
Topics of the Day; Kinovrams. Mati
nees 15c to 50c; some 75c and $1.00
Sat. and Sun. Nights 15c to $1.00,
some $1.25 Sat, and Sun.
"Wre will start at once then. My
bag is already packed and we can
pick it up as we go past the farm
house. I will not say goedby to
Jnior for fear of his crying. Try to
keep him from fretting for me. I
may be gone quite a long time. At
the least it will be two months be
fore I return."
There was depression in his voice,
but none in his manner. I guessed
that his idolizing love for Junior and
me was tugging against his joy at
getting out into the world again.
He spoke very little on our run to
Speonk, but when he kissed me
goodby and wrung Dicky's hand he
uttered a sentence that startled us
"I can mail that letter for you in
New York if it will be of any serv
ice to you," he said.
Parents' Problems
Should a child of 4 of very activ
mind be kept back?
A child of 4 of very active min
stimilrt nnf he keot back: neithe
shnnlfl hp he fnrred:' he should be
allowed to develop naturally. In or
der the better to bring this about,
Hi rliilri if nrrtert v well, mi ell
profitably be sent to a kindergarten
Wounded Man in Hospital
Suspect in Spellman Robbery
nhn Anrtprsnn. IV who IS 111 tne
University hospital, wounded, is at
tcmntincr tn convince detectives he
was wounded while watching a
crap game. Detectives are oi tnc
opinion that Anderson , may nav
lppn nm nf trip two men who at
tempted to rob the J. j. Spellman
grocery store at Seventeenth and
Nicholas streets Saturday night.
Snpllrnan firpH four-shots as th
robbers fled. A night watchman at
the Sprague Tire and Rubber com
nimr armcs flip strppts renorted to
police later that night that he had
seen a wounded man leave mat
vicinitv in a Ford coupe accom
panied by two women.
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7 and 9 o'clock
Musical Feature
"The Fighter"
. ' Worthy of a Week's Run
See the most - spectacular
train wreck ever screened.
Two Omaha Promoters
To Be Tried in Federal
Court At Los Angeles
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Jacob Masse and Charles A. Wolil
bcrg, stock promoters, will be tried
in federal court in California, accord
ing to Robert O'Connor, United
States attorney for Los Angeles,
who made this announcement in a
letter to J. C. Kinsler, United States
attorney in Omaha, Tuesday.
The "two men in company with
William McWhorter, who was cap
tured in Texas, were indicted on the
charge of using the United States
mail to defraud. They had been
working a potash promotion scheme,
federal officials say.
Local federal officials probably
will have a representative in federal
court in Los Angeles when the trial
comes on.
An investment that pays big
dividends Dee want ads.
Dividend Payment Problem
Facing Urictson Co. Auditors
How to reconcile an alleged $65,
000 stock dividend on a $300,000 tiro
turn-over is one of the problems
facing the auditors who are auditing
the books of the Brictson Manufac
turing company. I- A. Miilfinger i
attrtrnpv fnr tlio etnrVliAt,lpr whfj
recently asked for a receiver.
"Experts declare there should at
its before such a dividend could be
declared," the attorney says.
Circus Day
Circus Grounds at
20th and Paul Sts.
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Circus Day at Myers-Dillon Drug Store, 1609 Fornam St.
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The Balance of This Week at the
Pleasing thousands, therefore unable to open
with a new program Thursday, as advertised.
Big Double Bill
Lila Lee, Lura Anson
The Easy Road
Adapted From "Easy Street"
The 1921 Revival
of the funniest comedy
ever produced
A Dog's Life
Silverman's Strand Orchestra
HERMAN t BRISCOE la "Their iTlrit R
hearaal:" BRUCE 4 BOYLE. Praiendng
"Mary 4 Jfrry:" DALE A BOYLE In "Th
Bter the rienu." Photoplay Attraction, "The
Girl From Nowhtro," Featuring Elaine Ham.
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