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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 25, 1921)
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SLEEPY -TIME iTALES
WMHUR SCOTT BAILETl
A Puzzle Solved.
"Good morning, Grandfather
Mole!" Jolly Robin called.
"Whatl" cried Grandfather Mole.
"Have I made the mistake again of
coming up on top of Fanner Green's
"You certainly have," Jolly told
"I must be getting old." said
'Nonsense!" Grandfather Mole
Grandfather Mole. "I'm growing
more careless every day. 1 didn't
mean to dig my way above ground."
And then, thrusting hi? long nose
right into the dirt, he began to bur
row out of sight. '
"Stop! Please stop!" Jolly Robin
besought him. ."I want to ask you
a question about digging."
Grandfather Mole pulled his nose
out of the ground.
"What's your question?" he in
"It's about Grunty Pig," Jolly
"I thought you said it was about
digging." Grandfather Mole grum
bled. And he started to burrow
once more.' '
"So it te!" Jolly exclaimed. "I
want to know how long it will take
Grunty Pig to dig up the apple tree
where I live."
Again Grandfather Mole paused.
! "It all depends," he muttered. "It
all depends on how much of his
time he spends at digging." '
"He works every day," said Jolly
Robin. "A good, long while every
Grandfather Mole appeared to be
"He boasts -" Jolly Robin ex
plained "he boasts that he will
have the tree uprooted before fall.
"Nonsense!" Grandfather Mole
snorted. "If Grunty Pig says that,
he doesn't know much about apple
trees. He may be a fair digger; but
he must be stupid."
"That's what I've always thought,"
Jolly Robin exclaimed.
"He can't go vcrv deep into things,
, i . i i-
OP J:e liEvcr nave indue sum t
boast," Grandfather Mole declared.
"When Grunty Pig digs, docs he dig
right down out of sight?"
"Oh, no! Never!" said Jolly Robin.
"Ah! He merely scratches the sur
face!" Grandfather Mole remarked
with a wise nod of his head. "Well,
it's no wonder that he made such a
"Mistake!" Jolly Robin echoed.
"Do you mean that Grunty Pig won't
have our apple tree dowu by fall?"
"I do," Grandfather Molie an
swered. "The roots of a big. old ap
ple tree spread out a good rod in
every direction. And it would take
hundred Grunty Pigs a whole
summer to dig them free."
A broad, smile spread over Jolly
Robin's face. - , ,
'"Then " he ventured "then
wouldn't it take Grunty Pig a hun
dred summers to dig up our. tree; it
he worked alone?"
"No doubt t" Grandfather replied.
"Or, to be on the safe side. I'll say
lie could uproot your tree in 99 sum
mers." "Hurrah!" Jolly Robin shouted.
"Hurrah and thank you. Grand
father Mole!" And leaving the old
trentlcman to dig himself out of sight,
roily Robin hurried home to his
Mrs. Robin was glad to see him.
She knew, as soon as she caught a
glimpse of his face, that he had good
news for her. And she needed cheer
ing, poor coult For Grunty Pig was
beneath the tree ajrain, digging away
in a most businesslike fashion.
"Let him dig!" Jolly Robin whis
pered to his wife. "Grandfather Mole
fcays it will take him 99 summers
to topple our tree over. And you
know that Grandfather Mole is the
greatest burrowcr in Pleasant Val
ley." Mrs. Robin felt better at once.
Looking down at Grunty Pig, she
"this -son , f . ''Mrs. Pig's is! He has
turned tip at least a dozen angle
worms while you've been gone. And
he has let every one of them get
away from him!" -
(Copyright. Hit. by th Metropolitan
Jewel, Flower, Color
Symbols for Today
. By MILDRED MARSHALL.
Especially fortunate on this day is
the coral. It is both the talismanic
and the natal stone assigned to this
date by Oriental superstition. More
than any other gem. this stone allies
itself with the health of its vearer,
changing in color with fluctuating
10 exercise au us power against
evil or disease, the coral should be
vorn where, its brilliant color makes
it conspicuous. It should never be
chipped or broken, as such an acci
dent renders it powerless. Those
who take long journeys will find
the coral invaluable, . according to
the ancients. '
Brown is a significant color today,
vl hose who wear it will accomplish
much through industry and persever
ance." . The scarlet salvia is today's spe
cial flower. ' '
':Copyr!M.'l!l, Wheeler Fyndlcate, Inc.)
Milliners in the United . States
More Truth Than Poetry
-By JAMES J. MONTAGUE
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Romance in Origin
CRUEL AND UNUSUAL
The Bulgarian army is to be disbanded by order of the
League) of Nations.
The German, when told to .disarm,
Though he made quite a bit of a row,
Went back to the mill and farm.
And is working there placidly now.
Though his choice was to swashbuckle over the map,
And stir up the various nations,
The German is rather a versatile chap .
Knowing plenty of peaceful vocations. '
When we say to the terrible Turk
That he'll have to quit fighting and seek
Some quieter method of work
Than shooting off guns at the Greek.
He will munch his pilaff in his happy harecm,
With calm and contented enjoyment.
No longer of bloodshed and conquest he'll dream
But get busy with useful employment.
But take from the Bulgar the blade .
And the rifle he used on his foes.
And you rob the poor chap of his trade,
For fighting is all that he knows.
Bulgarian babies are born midst alarms
Of cannon and musketry rattle,
As soon as they're weaned they're provided with arms
. And hurried away to a battle.
Some peoples could live without war
And battle and murder and death,
But to Bulbars the shedding of gore
Is essential as drawing their breath.
Deprive their brave men of the only career '
They ever can follow and cherish.
Debar them from war, and inside of a year,
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- CAN'T BE DONE
Watermelons, if left long enough in' the sun, will produce a fermented
liquor, but how are you going to leave watermelons long' enough in the
sun when they only grow m the midst of a colored population?
"THRIFT . ; -
As soon as we learned that bv savins six hundred million dollars
Uncle Sam would save six dollars to ' every man, woman ana child in
America, we immediately invested our six dollars 'in ' six golf balls.
Copyright, 1921. The Bell Syndicate Co.
By J. J. MUNDY.
Have You Forgotten?
How can the "next door on both
sides of j-ou" as a statement mean
anything so far as your progress in
school counts for an A result.
When you were in the lower
grades you learned the simplest rules
for marking the vowels and the con
sonants, and the rules were very
The first letter in the alphabet with
a short horizontal line over the top
meant "A just as you would say it
in naming the letters of the alphabet.
Two dots over this vowel gave it
another sound, etc.
Yet you will find persons who arc
graduates of high school who can
look in the dictionary for the pro
nunciation of a word who hce all the
signs and yet. says it is wrong and
stick to it that it came from the
dictionary,, "what more can you
want?" . .
In the maze . of later knowledge
they lost sight of first principles.
The person who has not the sense
of first principles loses out.
Go to the bottom of things if you
want to build a house that will with
stand time and the elements.
If your foundaibn is off in any
particular, do not expect progress
till you have made a right start.
Present and future arc affected by
Copyright, 1921. International Foatura
The British House of Commons
has passed a resolution admitting
women to the civil service of the
United Kingdom under the same
conditions that govern men.
By H. IRVING KING.
Transformation of Plants.
That plants are able to transform
themselves not only into other species
but into forms of animal life is firm
ly believed by many persons in this
country and Canada people, too,
who in their communities are esteem
ed for their good, hard common
Chess, or cheat, is quite common
ly regarded as wheat which has un
dergone a transformation. "Wheat
turns into cheat" the farmers say,
and not very long ago some agri
cultural papers gravely discussed the
matter. Now chess, or cheat, is the
Bromus Secalinus and wheat is Tri
tieum Sativum, and such they remain
however much they may deteriorate
or however much they may be im
A superstition found in some sec
tions is that mosquitoes arc the prod
ucts of young alder buds. Mrs.'
Bergen mentions "an intelligent lady"
who told her of -"a certain marsh
plant which from being a plant in
the early part of its existence chang
ed into a snake." Various supersti
tions of the sort arc scattered about
The idea of the transformation of
plants is not new it is ' as old as
the hills, almost literally so. Theo
phrastus, the learned Greek, writing
in the dawn of the Christian era,
says that wheat turns into darnel
and gives a long list of plants which,
if they are not watched, will change
into entirely different species. And
primitive man accepted as a fact be
yond dispute that plants and trees
could change into forms of animal
life even human beings as is tes
tified to by many an ancient myth.
Three and plants had life; to the
primitive man they were also the
abode of souls or spirits. From
them 'why should not human beings
Jt is stated by some learned men
that the Norse folk believed all the
human race to be derived from the
sacred ash. Juvenal speaks of the
"new race" which "sprung from the
oak" and Homer alludes to the same
origin for mankind. The idea of the
transformation of vegetables can be
traced .far back and appears to have
been once universal. Luther Bur
bank has nothing on primitive man.
Copyright, 1SS1, by The McClure Kews
paper Syndicate. r
Dog Hill Paragrafs
By George Bingham
During the livery stable days of
the dim past suspicion rested on the
If from overwork, late hours, constant
nervous strain or excesses of any kind
your nerve force has become depleted and
you are suffering from the awful tortures
and great devitalizing weakness caused by
exhaustion of the nervo-vital fluid you
will find Nuxated Iron will often most sur
prisingly increase your strength, energy
und endurance in two weeks time. It not
only enriches the blood so that it can fur
niah increased nutrition to the starving
nerve cells, but Nuxated Iron also contains
the principal chemical constituent of ac
tive living nerve force and is therefore a
true nerve and blood food. Satisfactory
results guaranteed to every purchaser or
the manufacturers will refund your money.
For sale at all druggists.
1 for Rod BlooAStremtihuid Endurance) 1
20 to 50
Rich Ivory Finish
These beda were originally pur
chased to match suites. Adam period
style as illustrated with neat design
In head and foot panels. For quick
In Solid Oak
See this dresser. Has three
sets of roomy drawers and
large clear mirror. If you are
at all In need of a dresser, in
en oak and
20 to 50
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See This Bargain
This kitchen cabinet has all the
necessary equipment a woman re
quires in her kitchen. An unusually
fine value during our sale. Very
practical, with sliding metal top.
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ffo oTTo Z n IcZS mons" bed in white I t-l ' If I '
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Not tha roomy
drawer spare. At
shown in attrac
tive irory enamel
South 16th St.
IT Iff 415-17 f
A remarkable Sal
of Toilet Tables.
young clerk who con Id afford to pay
a dollar and a half for the nicest rig'
every Sunday afternoon. '
In his address 'Wednesday night at
the Wild Onion school hou.-.c Fletch
er Henstep made some interesting
and instructive remarks, one of
which was that you hardly ever see
an ant sitting around.
Poke Eazley has been reading t'l?
advertisement of a wheat thresher
and likes it so well he has written
for a sample.
Copyright, 1921, Gcorgu Matthew Adams.
native city without special accusa
tion, trial or defense. The process
was carried out ly writing on an
oyster shell (os-trca) or potshord the
name of the citizen whom it was
thought prudent to banish lor a
time. A day was appointed for the
ceremony and the polling place was
fenced in, with 10 entrances lift for
the citizens of each tribe and 10
separate casks or vessels in which
the primativc ballots were to be
If, at the end of the day, tha num
ber of votes against any one per
son totaled 6,000, that person was
"ostracized" or temporarily ban
ished. If not. the ceremony was con
sidered to have vindicated the ac
cused. In the event that the ballot
ing demanded his departure, 10 days
were allowed for settling his affairs
and he was then required to leave
for 10 years, though he retained ti
tle to his property and suffered no
other penalty. A similar institution
at Syracuse was called "pctalism"
because, in taking the votes, the
name of the citizen was written
upon the leaf of an olive, instead of
upon an oyster shell or potsherd.
(Copyright, 19l'l, Wheeler (Sjnillostc. Inc.)
Do We Speak of "Ostracizing
This word, used in its significance
of "banning" or "shunning," dates
directly bac,k to the ancient Greek
ceremony of ostracism, bv which a
citizen might be banished fri.rn his
NOW END CORNS
They Firtt Stop thm Pain httantly
Some years ago a famous expert
found a new way to end corns. A
laboratory of world-wide fame
adopted and produced it.
Thousands of people tonight will
stop the pain of throbbing corns
and then bid farewell to corns.
Corn troubles everywhere have
The way is Blue-jay the liquid
or the plaster. Apply it by a touch.
The pain stops instantly. The whole
corn soon loosens and comes out.
The way is gentle, easy, quick
and sure. It is scientific. Quit old
ways and try this one now. Watch
what it does to one corn. 1
Join your friends, who never let
a corn pain twice. Begin tonight,
Your druggist has
Liquid or Platter
Stop Pain Instantly
' Enda Corns Quickly
How can bovs be broken of the
habit of jumping on and off moving
Hovs should be told how exceed
ingly dangerous this habit is. Should
this fail to deter them, the eldest
of a group of boys might be asked
to protect the younger boys from
forming the habit. In order to do
this the older boy must first set the
$4.00 a Month
$1.50 a Single Week
Come in and rent a famous
Bail-Bearing WHITE and do
your fall tewing - now Make
the kiddies tome new tchool
15th and Harney
A Dashing Young Fireman-
A Piquant Society Belle-
And a Marriage
Featuring Tom Moore and Helene Chad wick and
Rene Adoree (Mrs. Tom Moore)
The luck and the pluck of the Irish were
with the handsome Bill. He went through
smoke and flames to win the prettiest mem
ber of society's inner circle and he won her
in a way that nobody but a nervy young
Irishman could ever get away with.
fefUP II ' VM 7-t
This sparkling comedy opens for a three
day engagement, starting today
Sunday, Mammoth Anniversary Show
Thurs. Fri. Sat.
of Your Neighbor and Mine
SUFG WORTH UVIEOQ ?
The serio-comic photoplay a mingling of laughs and tears with a story so real,
so human, so close home that it draws sympathetic response from everyone.
POSSIBLY YOU'VE ASKED THE
QUESTION COME SEE THE
Mack Sennett Comedy
"My Goodness" with
Rialto Symphony Players
Julius K. Johnson at the Organ
example. Though parents and
teachers should do their best to deal
adequately with this matter, street
ear conductors and policemen are
perhaps the persons best able to'pr
vent hoys from jumping on and olf
moving .trcct cars.
Miss Bcrtiirc C. Shidelskv is mak
ing a tour of the United States for
the purpose of studying divorce. :
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3 DAYS MORE
'What Every Woman Knows"
Mat. Daily. 2:19; Night. :IS
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Blossom Seeley browning: bi
' Byron , Wm. Halt:
Mat Malvllla a Gaoras
Day: Anop't Fatilaa; Palha Wsakly.
Matlneti I Jo to 60o, soma 75o aad $1.00 Sat.
and Sun. Nights lis ta 11.00, soma 11.25
Sat. and Sua.
Harvest Time Ball
Thursday Eve., Aug. 25
BASE BALL TODAY
OMAHA v. WICHITA
Game Called at 3:30 P. M.
Box Seats on Sale at Barkalow
We Appreciate Yaur
Exhibition Offers Many
Union Outfitting Co.
Hoosier Cabinet and Union
Electric Washer Given;
Away FREE Friday.
Keeping the home spotless and
inviting is easy if the homemaker
has the assistance of the "labor
saving" devices which the Union
Outfitting Company is exhibiting
AH week a $7.50 set of Cutlery
is given . away with every
"Hoosier" a $1.25 Sprustex
Mop Outfit with every "Thor"
Vacuum Cleaner a Burrow's
Sewing Table with each "New
Home" Sewing Machine and a
case of Soap with each "Union"
Distributors wanted: You may seeura
exclusive state agency (or National
Stationery Dispenser. Investment
necessary but secured by possession of
dispensers. Profits exceedingly Urge.
Men with experience aellinc adver
tising; especially interested.
National Stationary Dispenser Co.
Jackson Building, Nashville, Teaa.
A. HOSPE CO.
All Work Guaranteed
: plan changing the styles of hats
1513 Douglas St.
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