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12 THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1921. SLEEPY -TIME STALES THE TALE OF GRUNTY PIG BV ARTHUR SCOTT BAtLEY, CHAPTER X. 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 By JAMES J. MONTAGUE- . 1 , 'Wellfsaid his motber.Tarnaboutis Shir plag." 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 life." "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 farmyard. "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 oark." (Copyright. 1121. by the Metropolitan .Newspaper Service.) Jewel, Flower, Color Symbols for Today By MILDRED MARSHALL. 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 carnation. (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 J. WILSON ROY. 1. What religious sect did not al low a razor to come upon their heads? 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 Moses? 6. How old was Noah when the flood started? Answers. 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.) THE PENALTY OF PROSPERITY 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. HOLDING A HUSBAND . , Adelo Garrison' New Phase of r, M "Revelations of a Wife" m TOUGH TIMES. It is a bad business sign when a shoe clerk seems glad to see you as you come into a store. DUE CREDIT. " 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. NO ESCAPE. 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 ETOP 'W- If .5. n . 7 Ytu A 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.) WHY- 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 Venice. (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 BY H. IRVING KING. 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 power. "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 significantly. "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. By J. J. MUNDY. 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 careless. 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 belongs. 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 them? 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. AMUSEMENTS. OPENS SUN.. AUG. 21 Seata on Sale Thursday Aug. 18 Bl AMAII CCCI CV B1L.LY With AR LINGTON & CO.; JOE Bennie Fields & Co. BROWNING: 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 both: "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. PHOTOPLAYS. K&7 AivB ) vnyCaLW a COOL A9 A CAVK TONIGHT AND TOMORROW 7 and 9 o'clock Musical Feature NEW. MUSE ORCHESTRA LAST TIMES TONIGHT BUCK JONES TOMORROW CONWAY TEARLE in "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 . , t. 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. AMTSKMBXTS. Circus Day in Omaha MONDAY, SEPT. Circus Grounds at 20th and Paul Sts. anMIlINEDl 1 m m . - . .. - .. . . - illKH f yri.f i I MMIttlM.AnlllTf 7tt Mil IMFN CAt.""""" I DOORS OPEN AT U7 P.M. PtRfORMANltS AT Z&o KM. ONE TICKET ADMITS TO EVERYTHING THERE WILL BE NO STREET PARADE Admission tickets and reserved seats on sale down town Circus Day at Myers-Dillon Drug Store, 1609 Fornam St. Lstst Times -Todta; MNOTAN& TOIL Bedding bells' 4 itX. mM 'mm 4 I -fC' fluid siaie.amid J mxmsm rmnru JviiUsUJolxiLSOtL I Ml 4 - WKUk-U Such A lit tl (QllLecl,, appea,6si& cba,77ta, c ore aru6 irttrtaue ve ttpe&t European. Court. forceu fiati & (Zmerica. Porerty ancC anxiety tn ttXarcem. r&ui an d fina" Aappines'S tuctc a, boy cuto was a re at prince regardless of? 6crt& or J31uo Holiday ttlermaid Comedy featurinSnoo!yihe Humanzee . ' HELD OVER ! orme Talngs IN . THE MOTH The Balance of This Week at the 99 Pleasing thousands, therefore unable to open with a new program Thursday, as advertised. J aaCfSSSSBSSBBSSSSSSSSSSSSSS" Big Double Bill Thomas MEIGHAN Lila Lee, Lura Anson in The Easy Road Adapted From "Easy Street" Also-- The 1921 Revival of the funniest comedy ever produced Charlie CHAPLIN in A Dog's Life Silverman's Strand Orchestra LAST TIMES TODAY EMPRESS KERVILLC FAMILY, Trick BIIMirdlltl 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. marttcln. EATTY'S Co-Operative Cafeterias We Appreciate Your Patronage.