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THE BEE: OMAHA; MONDAY, AUGUST 2 192L,
Indians Asked to
Ban Sioux Dances
Question of Following "An
cient Customs Big Question
Committee to Investigate.
Okreeki' S. D., Aug. 2!. Whether
the Sioux Indians shall abandon the
ancient dances of their tribe came
actively before the convocation of
Sioux here at today's session, in the
shape of resolution requesting the
commissioner of Indian affairs to
forbid all such ances as the sun,
the ghost, the , dance and other
like dances. i i
An old-time "powwow" followed
the Introduction of the resolution.
Spotted Eagle, the oldest brave in
the convocation, a former medicine
man and a convert to the Episcopal
church, whose missionary centen
nial is being observed here today,
voiced the view of most of the braves
when ho stated that the question
is one for each Indian to settle with
"his own conscience." At the sug
gestion of Bishop Remington, the
matter was referred to a commit
tee of Indians to investigate and
Indian dances had almost com
pletely died out until the beginning
of the World war, when they were
revived in the interest of war funds.
Since the return of peace, the dance
craze has spread in a mild way
among the Sioux, who are indulging
in the tribal dance. The Episcopal
church, under whose auspices the
convocation is being held and of
which the 5,000 Indians gathered
here are communicants, has taken
no part in the discussion. Bishop
Burleson, missionary bishop of the
state, is having an investigation
made, but in the meantime, most of
the white people and a great ma
jority of the Christianized Indians
believe the revival of dancing will
tend to have a demoralizing effect
on the Indians. , ;
Poole Man Sarcastic Over
Plan Urged to Curb
Lincoln, Aug. 21. (Special.) J. E.
Hart, secretary of the state depart
ment of trade and commerce, wants
it understood that he has rot accepted
the suggestion made early this week
that Nebraska bankers record their
finger prints and photographs in State
Sheriff Hyers' rogues' gallery in or
der to make their apprehension easier
in case they ever become fugitives
from justice. "'''
Since the fact was published Mr.
Hart has been deluged by protests.
"I don't intend to follow the sug
gestion," said Hart.
C. E. Clark, a banker of Poole,
Neb., wrote Hart, saying that he is
willing to have his finger prints taken
but "if the bird who wants to take
finger prints will come out here I
wilt give him my toe prints instead,
right where he needs th:m."
Former Chief Favors
Miss Grace Abbott
For Children's Bureau
Appointment of Miss Grace Ab
bott, formerly of Grand Island, Neb.,
as chief of the children's bureau of
the United States Department of
" Labor was strongly urged by Miss
Julia Lathrop of Illinois, whose res
ignation has been accepted from the
post lor which Miss Abbott was
nominated Friday. Of Miss Abbott
Miss Lathrop said:
"The appointment will be an in
spiration to all who bclieve""in the
merit system. The president and
the secretary have given another
proof of their fine attitude toward
the scientific branches of. the gov
ernment." Miss Abbott, who was in Washing
ton during the early part of the week,
left last evening for her home in
Congressman Andrews, speaking
of the nomination of Miss Abbott,
said he had joined with Senator Nor
ris in recommending her very short
ly after the first meeting of the
Nebraska delegation to select can
didates for federal offices.
"Miss Abbott's nomination," An
drews said, "was splendid and a
tribute to a wonderfully efficient
Eight Couples Married
Here by Rev. C. W. Savidge
Eight marriages were pertarmed
Wednesday, Thursday and Satur
day by Rev. Charles W. Savidge.
The couples were: Miss Eva G.
Wells and Edward W. Hart; Flor
ence Reed, Omaha, and Troy San
ders, Alliance, Neb.; Helen McCue
and Walter E. Wright; Harriett H.
Frahm and Claude C. Burr; Char
lotte Gardell and Benjamin Dulin;
Gladys Mathews and Frank Colgan,
both of Fort Calhoun; Helen O'Neill
and Paul Folk; Ella Allison, Rosalie,
Neb., and Harry Davis. Des Moines.
Seven States Represented
At Luther League Meeting
Mason City, la., Aug. 21. Election
of officers was on the program of
the four-day joint convention of the
Luther league and choral union be
ing held in Mason City. Delegates
from seven states Iowa, Missouri,
Kansas, Oklahoma. Arkansas, Louis
iana and Texas are present.
Where It Started
The carat, the unit of weight of
jewellers and goldsmiths, was orig
inally the weight of one of the seeds
of the Abyssinian coral tree. These
seeds, being very small and almost
exactly equal in size, were used bjr
ancient workers in precious stones as
their units of weight When at last
artificial weights were made the
name was retained.
(Copyright. 1121, WuseUr Syatlcatt, lac.)
By JAMES J.
CHEAP AT THE PRICE
We were little surprised when an item appeared
That tha archeological scholars
Had learned that the palace that Solomon reared
Cost more than a billion of dollars.
Such a fortune blown in by a monarch today
Would be, to be sure, past forgiving,
But regally lavish was Solomon's sway
And uncurbed by the high cost of living.
The cost of the palace itself seems but small
If one only reflects for a minute
On the price of the food and the dry goods for all
Of the three hundred wives that were in it.
Lest they call him a tight-wad, an egg and a brute
For not buying 'em separate houses,
He had three hundred boudoirs to furnish to suit
The taste of those three hundred spouses.
Their bills for perfumery, powder and gum
Must have cost the old emperor yearly
(Providing he paid it) as tidy a sum
As the price of the palace, or nearly.
And as for their dresses fine linen and gold
Silks, satins and ad infinitem,
His treasurer would have been shocked to behold
That mountainous annual item.
Our archeological friends seem amazed
That the masonry, woodwork and gilding,
On this ancient stone palace that Solomon raised
Cost more than the world's biggest building.
But when one considers what Solomon spent,
(And never, we're sure, did he grudge it,)
The palace which saved him a huge Jot of rent
Seems a very small part of his budget.
Solomon's palace cost a billion dollars. And it wasn't put up by Tam
many contractors, either.
Do'nt go to jail
" Because they always
Have the bail.
Copyright. Hit by The Belt Syndicate, Inc.
Why Mother Graham Insisted That
Junior "Is Psychic."
Oh, Missis Graham 1 My Missis
Graham! Oh! I so glad to see you!"
Katie fairly tumbled from the
high seat of the huge moving van
before the slower Jim or the driver
of the van could come to her assist
ance, flew to me and hugged mo
"I am just as glad to see you,
Katie," I returned warmly. "But,
child, you must have ridden on that
load all night! Aren't you terribly
Katie laughed joyously.
"Vot's dot vord tired?" she de
manded with the unconscious impert
inence that in another girl would be
unbearable, but which Dicky and I
have come to regard as rather a pic
turesque accessory of our little
"I no can spell dot," she went on.
"I go to vork now, but I bet tonight
come eight-nine o'clock, me and dot
Jeem hit dot hay and sleep so fast."
.She turned to Jim, who had de
scended from the load in slower and
more dignified fashion, to grin at
him provocatively. His answering
smile was full of the same good
natured affectionate tolerance with
which he has regarded his volatile,
tempestuous little wife ever since
their wedding day.
"Good morning, Mrs. Graham," he
said, taking my proffered hand with
shy dignity. "Don't worry about
Katie. We didn't start until after
midnight, so we had a pretty good
sleep before leaving, and she curled
up on a matress on the load and
slept most of the time out here."
"Dot no such ting!" Katie de
clared indignantly. "I go back on
dot mattress because you and Tom
say seat so crowded Tom can't drive
so good, but I no sleep more dan
two, three minutes all night. I hear
everytings you say; you put dot in
your pipe and smoke eet up."
Across Katie's unconscious head I
flashed a reassuring, comprehending
smile to Jim, who was obviously em
barrassed at ' Katie's unequivocal
denial of his statement. I knew, of
course, what had happened. Katie
had determined to martyrize herself
by sitting up all night. Jim and the
driver, Tom, whom I repORnized as
the husband of Jim's sister, had en
tered into a kindly little conspiracy
to induce her to lie down, and she
had, indeed, slept through the jour
ney. Her fresh, color and bright
eyes belied her claim for a sleepless
night. But wild horses would never
have drawn the admission from
What Junior Demanded.
Well, if you're not sleepy, Katie,
you must be hungry 1" I said pacific
ally. "So come in and meet Mrs.
Ticer. I know she will fix you up
"She won't have to come inside to
meet me," Mrs. Ticer's cordial voice
replied. "I'm right here behind you,
and I'll have some breakfast ready
in a jiffy."
She shook hands with the three
strangers as I introduced them, mak
ing them welcome in her genuine,
wholesome fashion, and bore Katie
off indoors that she might bathe her
face and hands and freshen her cos
tume, consigning the two men to her
husband's mercies, all in a capable,
As I followed them indoors, heard
Katie's excited chatter and Mrs.
Ticer's more measured tones, I sur
mised that the two women, of such
widely different temperaments were
forming one of the sudden friend
ships which lonely women sometimes
indulge in, and was glad for the sake
With a little apprehensive start I
looked around for Mother Graham.
I knew that she had followed me to
the porch and had witnessed Katie's
impulsive descent from the load. But
New Phis of
of a Wife"
I had not seen her since. Had she
been angered because of Katie's af
fectionate greeting to me? I had
witnessed similar exhibitions of
temper on like occasions, recognizing
that the basic reason for them is a
subconscious jealousy that the girl
should care much more for me than
she does for her.
I gave a weary little sigh. I felt
in no mood to take up again the role
of buffer between my mother-in-law's
touchiness and my little maid's
temper, which always has been mine.
But even as I began to pity myself
in genuine martyr fashion I heard
my mother-in-law s voice, ' subdued
a bit excited.
"Margaret! Come up here!"
I ascended the stairs rapidly to
find Junior dancing up and down in
his crib and demanding "Tatie.
Dooner wants Tatie."
"I tell you, Margaret, that child is
psychic," she said excitedly. "Here
he has no idea that Katie is any
where in the neighborhood, and he
wakens out of a sound sleep demand
I prudently refrained from remind
ing her that we all had talked before
the child of Katie's coming, then I
took advantage of her good nature
any evidence of Junior's precocity
puts her in the seventh heaven of
amiability to dress the child and
hurry him downstairs to see the girl
who adores him.
"Tatie! Tatie r he called as I
placed him steathily behind her. She
whirled, rushed toward him, clapped
her hands to her head as she saw his
bandaged arm and head, then knelt
before him, encircling his little body
tenderly and carefully.
"Oh, my babee! Vot dey do to my
babee while Katie gone? Never mind.
Katie not go vay any more. You
stay by Katie. Notings get you."
And, mother-like, I revelled in the
By J. J. MUNDY.
Think of the Other Fellow.
Just because you have set aside
a certain sum to be used for a rest
and vacation is no reason why you
should withhold that sum it the
ones involved are of proper age and
choose not to take the rest when
yon expect it.
Possibly the money might look
better to them in the hank.
There is a chance that certain
things are coveted by one member
of your family which haVe never
been put into words and only the
feeling of perfect freedom and the
power to do it. would bring out the
expression of longing.
If you are afraid to put this power
into the hands of the one nearest and
dearest then you do not trust and
love them as you should.
Also one cannot . find out the
heart's wishes of any member of a
family at arm s length.
It is the mutual expression, the
mingling and commingling of ideas
which puts a family on a basis of
If your method of living is such
that you cannot really get one an
other s point of view from observa
tion, little family conferences at con
venient periods are desirable for the
perfect understanding and sympathy
of the individuals.
Don't be so bent on a certain form
of pleasure that you cannot see any
thing else till it hits you between the
Copyright, 1121. International Feature
For the fiscal year ending July 1,
192a $144,494,448.79 was collected as
taxes from the sale of motor vehicles
by the internal revenue bureau. .
An Odd Thought.
Farmer Green had fenced off a
piece of the old orchard, and into
this new yard he turned Mrs. Pig's
They had a fine time there, root-
P&rdon m!"h saii'I thought I heard
you mention the name P19.
insr down under the sod, rubbing
their backs against the trunks of the
old apple trees, and sprawling in the
shade when they were sleepy.
Sometimes an apple dropped from
a tree. And then there was a mad
"Dear mel" said Jolly Robin's
wife as she sat in the apple tree
where she and her husband had a
nest every summer. "Don't Mrs.
Pig s children make , a dreadful
noise?" Their grunts certainly are
full sized 1"
Jolly Robin, who had perched
himself beside his wife, looked down
at their new neighbors.
They re having a good time, he
observed cheerfully. "We ought not
to complain. We may be thankful
that that they dont climb trees and
try to sing."
Jolly Robin had a way of looking
on the bright side of things. It was
seldom that he couldn't act cheerful.
Even when he felt quite downheart
ed, inside, he managed usually to
aooeat happy, outside. And now
his remarks put his wife in a pleas-
anter frame of mind.
"Imagine a pig up a treel Mrs.
"Umph! Umphl" are you talking
about me?" a voice inquired right
beneath them. It gave Mrs. Robin
such a start that she almost tumbled
off the limb.
"No! No! We're not talking
about you not exactly," Jolly Robin
It was Grunty Pig that had
"Fardon me he said, "l thought
I heard you mention the name
' br, Yes I We did speak ot your
family, in a general way," John Robin
Mh" said Grunty Pig. "And
BY ARTHUR JCOTT BAILED
what was it you said about us?
Weren't you and your wife laughing
about our climbing trees?"
Somehow Jolly Robin thought
that Grunty's little eyes had a spite
ful gleam as he looked upward into
the tree top. And Mrs. Robin
couldn't help moving to a higher
limb. Grunty's glare sent a most
uncomfortable shiver over her.
Jolly Robin tried his best to act
at 4iis ease.
"It was just an odd thought that
popped into my head," he assured
Grunty Pig. - It made Mrs. Robin
giggle when I mentioned it." He
laughed merely enough. And his
wife managed to smile faintly. But
Grunty Pig frowned.
"I thought sol" , he cried. "You
Robins were poking fun at me and
my brothers and sisters. Yes! And
no doubt at my mother, too."
"Oh, nol" Jolly Robin assured
him. "We weren't thinking of any
one in particular."
"Aha!" Grunty snorted. "Yoti
were laughing at all of us, then."
And Jolly Robin could say nothing,
to change his opinion. "You can't
fool me," Grunty declared. "You
have insulted my whole family. And
it's time that you learned better
manners. I see that I shall have to
teach you a lessor."
Well, when they heard that speech
Tolly Robin and his wife had to
laugh. The idea of a lesson in man
ners from Grunty Pig was the fun
niest thing on the farm.
(Copyright, 1921. by' the Metropolitan
Do You Know the Bible?
(Cover tip the answers, read the quea
tlona and aee If yon can anawer them.
Then look at the answers to aee if too
Follow These Questions and Ans
wers As Arranged by "
J. WILSON ROY.
1. On what occasion were badg
er's skins commanded as ?n offering?
2. Who was Rab-shakeh?
3. What was the name of the
man who cursed and cast stones at
4. Where do we find these words,
"where your treasure is, there will
your heart be also?"
5. Where is it prophesied that a
man shall nourish a young cow and
6. What was the name of Joseph's
1. The building of the tabernacle,
Exodus xxv. 5.
2. Messenger sent by the king of
Assyria to Hezekiali. 2 Kings
3. Shimei. See 2 Samuel xvi. 5-6.
4. Matthew vi. 21.
5. ' Isaiah vii. 21.
6. Genesis xli. 51.
(Copyright, 1S21, Wheeler Syndicate, Ino.)
Killed by Lightning
Sutton, Neb., Aug. 21. .(Special.)
A Mr. Gillgard was killed by
lightning here while loading hay on
a farm near here.
Camels are made for Men who
Think or Themselves
Such folks know real quality and DEMAND it.
They prefer Camels because Camels give them the smooth
est, mellowest smoke they can buy because they love the
mild. Tien flflVnrft-f rfinirftef fAVo vi
j ... vuw.wihvu,m) pci icuy utenaeu ana.
because Camels leave NO CIGARETTY AFTERTASTE.
Like every man who does his own thinking, you want line
tobacco m your cigarettes. You'll find it in Camels.
Aid, mind you, no flashy package just for show. No extra
wrappers! No costly frills. These things don't improve the
smoke any more than premiums or coupons.
But QUALITY! Listen! That's CAMELS!
Dog Hill Paragrafs
uy ueorge jsingnam
Dock Hocks says one reason the
conversations and arguments at the
postoifice don't amount to so much
is that most of them take place un
der the open flue, and are drawn up
Jefferson Totlocks is building him
self and family a storm cellar It
was made large enough also far the
A ceiling fan has been installed in
the barbershop at Tickville.- It runs
so slow Sid Hocks is thinking about
selling advertising space on the
Copyright, 1121, George Matthew Adams.
Romance in Origin
By H. IRVING KING.
Many are the superstitions with
regard to bees and probably the
most common and wide-spread one
is that when the bees swarm and
leave the hive, it is necessary to go
forth with pans, kettles, bells and
other articles by which a noise may
be produced and by creating a great
din, induce the truant insects to
alight. This is not a new custom
by any means for Varre, the learned
Roman, writing 2,000 years ago, re
marked, "Who does not know that
wandering and dispersed bees may
be got to one place by -vmbals and
rattles?" , ; '
The bee was especially sacred to
Diana and Ceres. To the former
it was assigned because it was a
symbol of virginity, but to Ceres,
the goddess of grain and harvest,
the bee was naturally affiliated by
the part it plays in the farm life.
Ceres was the bees' especial god
dess and over the fields of that god
dess' care they flew in search of the
material for their honey. So when
they swarm and go in search of a
new home they hear in the beating
of the tin pans the clash of the
cymbals around the altar of their
goddess; in the bells and rattles the
sound of sacred instruments celebrat
ing her rites and knowing, there
after, that her altar is nigh, they
settle dowrt on some convenient
limb as a suitable place to end their
exodus. When you beat a tin pan
At,. . " g "
to stop the swarming hots vou arc
merely trying to feed them by imi
tating an ancient heathen rite.
Copyright, 1921. by The McClure Newa
Jewel, Flower, Color
Symbols for Today
By MILDRED MARSHALL.
The crystal, today's talismanic
gem, is symbolic of spiritual beau
ty, and should bring good fortune to
blondes, particularly to those who
are religiously inclined.
The sapphire, the natal stone for
today, was believed by the ancients
to make more beautiful any woman
who wore it, and to endow her with
a magnetic personality. To own a
flawless sapphire means unfailing
good luck for a woman.
Yellow, India's sacred color, is to
day's lucky color, and is believed to
bring great happiness to its' wearer.
Today's flower is the scarlet na
sturtium, symbolic of gaiety and
(Copyright, 1921. Wheeler Syndicate, Ino.)
Are Marbles Placed Inside Boiling
In these days of gas stoves and
rapid heating the old-fashioned ket
tle of hot water has almost passed
out of existence, though it still sur
vives in many rural communities as
well as in home9 which cling to the
old way of doing things. Here it
is that we will almost invariably
find a marble at the bottom of each
kettle, placed there by the careful
housewife who knows that it will
prove of material assistance in aid
ing her to keep the inside of the
utensil clean and spotless.
While this might, at first glance,
appear to savor of superstition, the
practice is founded upon certain
definite natural laws, the principal
of which is that the boiling'of water
releases some of the acids and min
erals in the water and these would
naturally have some effect upon the
interior ot the kettle, eitner coating
it was an encrustation of salts or
eating away a part of the metal. The
marble, however, serves to attract
these foreign elements, the acids
sinking into the porous substance
and the salts Catherine easily upon
its roughened surface, thus saving
the kettle and prolonging its lite.
(Copyright, 19S1, Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
How can children be taught the
right attitude, toward servants?
Children can best be taught the
right attitude toward servants by
observing this attitude in their par
ents, who should treat servants as
courteously and as kindly as anv
other persons. Also, children should
rot be permitted to give orders to
servants, this not being done in the
case of other grown persons. In
short, it should be made clear that
the relation of the children with the
servants should be the same as that
they have with other grown-ups-
friendly, but respectful.
Crew Killed by Mine
Christisiuia, Aug. 21. The entire
crew of a fishing vessel was killed
when the boat struck a mine north
of Haugesund on the west coast of
R. J. REYNOLDS Tobacco Co.
Three Days Mora pL
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A atory af swift action and H
, t fata moments in the southwest, ff
where civilization ie eenquer- t Wf
'.1 in; the desert and a man'a beet '
; 2 asset it hla courage, II
A picture lor huabanda and
wives and all those who ex
pect to be married.
NOW TILL WEDNESDAY
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