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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1911.
THE NEWS SCIMITAR
THE NEWS SCIMITAR
MA GAZINE FEA TURES
DAILY COMIC PAGE
UNCLE WIGGILY'S THANKSGIVING.
(Copyright. 1919, by MeClure Newspaper
BY HOWARD R. GARI S.
"Tou can't come out here, Inrln
WtgjrUy: Tou can't come out here!''
cried Nurse Jane Puny Wuhv, the
muskrat lady housekeeper, as the
bunny rabbit gentleman tried to open
the kitchen door or the hollow stump
bungalow one morning.
1 "Why can't I come out?" asked Uncle
Wigglly, so surprised that his pink
nose almost stopped twinkling. "Are
you scrubbing the floor?"
"No, but I'm boiling and baking and
stewing and frying and roasting and
getting ready for tomorrow," answered
"What's tomorrow?" asked Uncle
Wigglly, counting up on his whiskers,
'Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday."
"Tomorrow Is Thanksgiving," inter
rupted Nurse Jane, "and, though I do
not want to be Impolite, I really can
not have you In my kitchen today."
"All right," said Uncle Wiggily, re
signed like and conciliatory. "Then
I'll go off In the woods and have an
adventure. That will give me a good
appetite for my Thanksgiving dinner."
"Very' well," answered the muskrat
lady housekeeper, and she kept on
boiling, frying, baking, roasting and
stewing, for she knew L'ncle Wiggily
would be very hungry.
As for the bunny gentleman, he kept
, on hopping over the woods and
through the fields, until pretty soon
he came to a place where he found
some chestnuts There were not many,
as Johnnie and Billle Bushytall, the
squirrel boys, had gathered them
nearly all up.
"But there are enough for Nurse
Jane to make a chestnut shortcake
with," thought Uncle Wiggily. "And a
chestnut shortcake will be Just fine
He was gathering up the nuts, which
Jack Fros had cracked out of the
prlckily burrs, when, all at once, the
bunny rabbit gentleman heard a rust
ling In tnS bushes behind him, and,
before he could jump out of the way.
the Plpslsewah sprang out head over
heels, and grabbed Vnee Wigglly.
"Let me go! Oh. please let me go!"
begged Mr. Longears, but the Pip had
him by the ears and would not loosen
"I'm not going to let you go," spoke
the bad chap. "I have tried too hard
to catch you to let you -go now. I am
going to take you off to my den."
"Anil bite souse off my ears for your
Thanksgiving dinner, I suppose," sadly
said Uncle Wigglly.
"Don't know anything about Thanks
giving I never heard of that," said
the Plpsiaswah. but I am certainly go
ing to bit souse off your ears! Now
come along with me!" and he began to
drag Uncle Wiggily along over the
hard, frosen ground.
Dear me! How sad the bunny was.
He thought of the nice Thanksgiving
dinner Nurse Jane was getting ready
for him, and he thought of the fitends
he had invited to help him eat it.
"And now!" said Uncle Wiggily to
himself, "my souse will be eaten by
the Plpslsewah for his Thanksgiving
dinner. Oh, woe Is me! Woe' ana sor
row!" All at ence the Pipsisewah stopped
dragging Uncle Wigglly along. The
bad chap teemed to bo ititni.n. g of
"Are you are you going to let me
go?" timidly asked the bunny
"Let you go? I should say not!"
gurgled the unpleasant creature. "But
I was just thinking your souse will
not be enough for me and my friend
the Skeezicks. I'll just walk around
by your hollow stump bungalow and
catch Nurse Jane. We'll eat her sou-e
Well, you can just Imagine how sor
rowful Uncle Wigglly felt then. It was
bad enough to have his own souse
eaten for Thanksgiving, but to take
Nurse Jane's also--that was too much!
However, there was no help for It.
The Plpslsewah was larger and
stronger than Uncle Wiggily, and soon
he was dragging the bunny along
again by his ears over the hard, frozen
ground toward the hollow fctump
Uncle Wigglly was just wondering
how he could call to Nurse Jane to
lock the door, so the Pip couldn't
get her. when all at once the bad
chap, still keeping hold of Uncle
Wiggily, came within sight of the
bunny's bungalow home. And just then
Nurse Jane opened the kitchen door.
And out blew the most lovely smells
you can Imagine!
There were smells of roast carrots,
of broiled lettuce, of stewed turnips,
of fricasseed parsnips, of baked apples,
and grilled peaches! Oh, how Thanks
givingnesfly everything smelled.
And the Pip was so surprised that lie
let go of Uncle W!ggilys ears and
rubbed his paws on his own stomach,
the Pip did.
"What a lovely, hungry smell!"
cried the Pip. "Oh. my! It is much
better than souse!"
"You'll never get my souse!" cried
Uncle Wigglly, as he dashed Into his
bungalow and locked the door as soon
as the Pip took his paws off the
bunny's ears. "You'll never get my
souse nor Nurse Jane's either, for your
And, what is more, the Pip didn't.
For he couldn't get in the bungalow
to catch Uncle Wigglly, who soon tel
ephoned for a policeman dog to come
and drive the bad chap nway. So the
Pip didn't have a Thanksgiving dinner,
hut Uncle Wigglly. Nurse Jane and
their friends did; and I hope you have
And if the brass bed doesn't think
it's a gold fish, and try to go swim
ming in the bath tub in the middle of
the night, I'll tell you next about
Uncle Wiggily and the wood pile.
IT'S DIFFERENT NOW.
He stayed out each evening
Until it wag late;
It was his ambition
He had costly dinners,
Played poker a lot,
And didn't care much
Whether school kept or not,
When his wile was away
For the summer.
Now he's working the lawn mower,
And sticking 'round home;
He's very discreet and does
Not care to roam.
He's mild and he's tame.
And he's walking the chalk,
And he's not bossy or
Gay in his talk.
For his wife is at home,
Trousers sure do come high in Oklahoma. If you don't believe it,
ask Director-General of Railroads Hines.
James Wilkins, of Oklahoma City, lOBt a pair of pants in a Pull
He sued the director-general for $20,000, He got
Wouldn't George Washington have a slathering old time telling the
exact truth and nothing but the truth in this day and age? When a
letter with an isinglass front came to the house, Martha would say:
"What's in that letter, George?"
Would George reply: "That's a bill from the florists m' dear," or
would he suddenly hear a mysterious noise in the cellar and rush down
to fix the furnace? It's a question, isn't it?
Of course, you will understand, Martha has not received any flow
ers from George, and that makes the situation a great deal more diffi
cult than It might be otherwise.
But those were the good old days. The genius who invented the
peek-a-boo letter with the firm's name up in the corner had not yet
A New York woman claims that it is impossible for her to live
within her income. But it is always easier to live within an inaome
than without it.
Concerning an attraction at the opry house, an upstate newspaper
"A gentleman named Romeo will commit suicide in our midst this
week. The reason, we believe, will be a disappointment in love. Bone
head!" BY ALL MEANS, PROTECT THE DOG.
In answer to a question as to whether it is safe to allow a baby
and dog to sleep together, the health department of the Brooklyn Eagle
"A child of that age Is capable of harboring all sorts of microbes,
and she might infect the dog with something, so It isn't very safe for
the dog. A dog should have a separate bed, with a change of sheets
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE THESE DAYS, AL.
Dear Roy Called up three phone numbers today and four of tl.em
were wrong. You say it can't be done? I say It can. She gave me
one of the numbers wrong twice.
How doth the busy profiteer
Improve the shining hour?
By raising prices of string beans,
Beets, corn and cauliflower.
PROBABLY WOULD GET MORE IF THEY STAYED AWAKE.
Headline fa the Evening Mail says:
"Sleeping Car Conductors Get Slight Pay Increase.''
There are 17,892 varieties of oil stoves that won't smell In
ASKEW DOES NOT WANT
STATE FOOD POSITIVE
NASHVILLE. Tenn., Nov. 27. (Spl.)
Harry L. Askew will not be a candi
date for reappointment as head of the
food and dn js department of the state
when his term expires Jan. L
Mr. Askew was appointed to the po
sition by Gov, Rye to succeed Dr. Lu
cius P. Browj. now of New York. Prior
to his appointment Mr. Askew was a
traveling salesman and h plans to re
turn to that line of work when his suc
cessor Is named by Gov. Roberta.
FOR COAL SEIZURE
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.. Nov. 27
Concerned over the closdng down of a
number of local Industries from the lack
of fuel, Mayor Alexander W. Chambllss
today wired the federal railroad admin
istration at Washington for authority
to use nearly 100 cars of coal now on
tracks lying In rsilroad yards. Several
plants here are expected to comply with
the appeal of the Southern regional
committee and close down Thanksgiving
day until next Monday in order to con
Bringing Up Father George McManus
Copyright. 1919, by International News Service.
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THE BIG LITTLE FAMILY Oh, Woman, Thou False Creature
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JOE S CAR We Doubt, However, Whether It's a Permanent Cure
MM. PaUsH I" I III M W-Wl
1 Poor old JOE !
PINCHE.D A6A1M FOR
5PEEDING m:' RACefe
AH HE MS M'lStCY
WRITTEN All OVE
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WELL OQfc , 5 HfcAR V GOT
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you i"ni" Time.
A ROUGH , ed!
MF USED ME rJOUGH'.
j "fWENTY FIVE. BERRIES
CiOsH ,)0E . THAT OUCrMTA
CORt YOU OF TM'SPEE-D
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Mrs. Wilson Woodrow's Article
BY MRS. WILSON WOODROW,
The wrid famous writer on vital lubjceta.
L , ,r I
J CUtE r CURt e?
I SAV , ED - I'M SO CURED, THAT IF
I SEE.. A MOTORCYCLE COM IN
-ttuAiAlSft Mr 1 5HFT INTO
""HfcEVEfcSE. AH' BACK UP
A man and his wife have written me
a joint letter In which they do not de
tail any trials or troubles of their own,
but deal exclusively with the romantic
difficulties of a neighbor.
This Is the case as they present It:
A young widower of such exceptional el
igibility that the writers proclaim him
an ideal character has fallen in love
with a charming girl who fully returns
8o far, the courae of true love Is as
smooth as cream. As I read, I could
almost hear the chime of wedding bells;
but immediately they become Jangled
and discordant. Pinters the obstructing
force in the shape of the girl's mother.
She Is determined to prevent the match
and her only reason Is that the suitor
is a widower.
In her opposition she Is not only pas
sively, but actively hostile, and with a
determination to quash the affair she
has picked out a young man who is
perfectly willing to play the part of
rival and insists that her daughter Shall
see no more of suitor No. 1, but de
voting all her time and attention to
suitor No. i!, shall immediately begin
the preparation of her trousseau.
The girl Is between two fires She
la In love with Number One and de
I'sts Number Two: hut she has been
brought up in the be'lef that the first
duty of all children Is to obey their
parents Implicitly, snd her mother has
en to it that sne lives up to this law
It In a very wise thing for girls to
take course! of their mothers when con
sidering such an important step as
marriage: but It is still more Important
that thev preserve their common sense
and right to individual Judgment.
This girl Is 2 years old. She is pre
sumably of good ir.teiliger.ee. It Is hard
ly likely, then, that the could have
lived with her mother all these years
and not have a pretty clear Idea of that
lady's character and disposition. She
must know how far her parent ia gov
erned by a delr to do what is beat
for her daughter and how far she la
swayed by mere prejudice.
After all, It la the girl's future which
Is In question. It Is whe and not her
mother Who will have to spend the rest
of her days with whichever man she
finally decides to marry, if her heart
was set on some perfectly worthies.
person, the mother would have the right
to protest. She would then be trying
to save her daughter from future un
happlneys, and nhe would uIho be pro
tecting herself: for a foolish marriage
Is apt to Involve others besides those
contracting It. She would have justi
fiable apprehension that It would not
be long before her daughter would come
walling back to the parental roof, pro
testing that if she had listened to older
and wiser heads she would not now he
In such a plight, and she might also
bring with her two or three children
for the mother to look after.
But In this case the obdurate parent
seems actuated solely by caprice. The
friends of the family who write of the
circumstance say that when she Is askerl
to state some objection to her daugh
ters choice, she merely repeats over
and over again. "He la a widower, and
I don't want my daughter to marry a
fee. rid-hand man."
It Is the first time 1 have ever heard
of willow rs coining under the ban.
They are usually regarded as desirable,
hrusebrnken creaturrs, refined In the
fire, as It were, nd this especial wid
ower is pictured as a rare prize. Evi n
his mother-in-law sings his praises and
says that he never refused his first
wife anvthlng she askd and never gave
her a crosn word He sounds a'mo't
too good to be true. The average moth
er would he shaking and trembling In
her shoes for fear her daughter would
not succeed in lauding him, consider
ing all the p liable competitors In the
case or, rather, rh&ae,
Where ia the young woman's back
bone? If 1 were writing this as a mag
azine story and she were my heroine, I
should have to make her all over. Klie
would never hold the interest of the
readers. Before they had finished the
first page they would throw the maun
zinc down and say:
"Who wants to read such I silly story
as that? All about girl who Is In love
with a young msn, and he with her,
and they are having a terrible time
bi cause her mother objects to hlni for
no other reaHon under lire win than that
he is a widower. If the girl had any
spirit at all. she would have settled the
matter in short order."
Thnt Would he the verdict of ttie puh
lic. Vox popull, vox ltl
There Is still left t i this worried
young woman, torn beti ten love ami a
false sense of duty, the gad old-fashioned
exit by way of tie window ami a
rope ladder, and If she doesn't take it,
why waste symiwithv on her?
SLAYERS OF PRISON
GUARD GET 10 YEARS
JACKSON. Mi';, Nov. 27, (Spl)
JesBle Jenkins, negro, found guilty of
killing John Lynch, white prixnn guard
at the Hinds county farm, hag been
sentenced by Judge W. H. Potter to
die DC II. Two negro women found
guilty of Imputation in the crime were
given 10 years in Ul penitentiary while
Jenkins' companion Is still at larg.
Jenkins wa-i captured In New Oil nan 4
itfter a sensational escape from offlci fh
at d after being at liberty for H d. y
lenkins with n I'ompaiiion and two n
Rro womn had overpowered OuarU
Lynch, locked him in a Oijn and then
shH him at el4M rang''. Ha lingered
for a few day:', bttl VtlffCTffd Krlbly.
KILLED IN ACTION.
WAttUNQTOM, Nov. V Wedae
day'H casualty list Included the name
of Private Charles H. Holland, Leeks
wile, Miss., killed In action-
HE YQUNB UDY MK05S THE WAT HOROSCOPE
0tm seen WW
The fotiAtf i.'.dy fivpntn ib v. . aavyi
It rnur.L b very dicmraglng to u bur.:i
to work hard and ge' a lot of depoft-tori-
oniy to have ptot. CAVM In at: I
waiit to borrow the mone?'.
Read News Scimitar Wantr.
FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 1919.
(Copyright, by the M M ure NawB'
Jupiter and Saturn are strongly ptftoftd.
for evil this day, menrdtng to astrol
ogy. In the evening Mercury is In
It Is a away under which to be care
ful In all mutt'TH of Importance until
toward sundown when the rule change.
While this configuration prevallh
I hern In likely to be a recurrunco of
goKatp of all ftortl. Pant rumors wilt
M revived and MW scandals promul
gated. This adverse influence will raftGh
the social, business and financial world
The eastern part of the I Tilted States
will be more affected by the bad In
fluences thun the west.
The rule h not a promising one for
the peace and prosperity Of manufac
turers In cities) near the Atlantic Bta
boa rd .
Danger of accldetiM In aerial naviga
tion Is supposed to be Increased by this
direction Of the star.
Persons of high-strung natures ahoutd
safeguard their minds against a plane
taty government that Inclines) toward
deapondency and depression, which tl
not peraonal but universal.
The evening ahould he a moyt auspi
cious time for th signing of contracts
anil agrepni'iits. since Mercury is In a
place tint mak's for justice and profit
iTerks and bookkeepers have the best
p . Im direi i ion of the stai s during
the evening hour. 'he neers declare
that there will be enormous demand foi
specialists who can carry heavy re
Again troubles relating to railways
and postal affairs are foreshndow ed
There Is a sign raad as sinister, tinea
it seems to forecast hunger and suffer
ing among the poor, who will report to
desperate measures to escape starva
tion. America as well an foreign coun
triea my be affected
Flraf, aapooiaily Uioaa si lnoaadiaxy
rlgln, are likely to be numerous next
Persons whouo birthdate It ia hava
the augury of much nuccess In busi
ness affuira during the comlrg year.
phOM who are employed, will benefit.
Children born on this day are likely
to be clever, popular, industrious and
successful. These subjects of Sagitta
rius often are rash and Impulsive, but
they generally succeed.
A Line On Men
You Read About
Kivhard K. Hawcs, ranking vtce-pree-ident
of the American Bankers' aseocl
atlon, become! iiretldent by virtue of
ing the organisa
tion's annual meet
ing at St. Louie,
Kawee was born
ID Covington, Ky.,
15 years ago. Hla
was a distinguished
family, Ills ancea
turs Including goT
ernora of Kentucky
I VI. ... ! . U
Mt started his husincse
ajL. dS-.-... er us office hoy
HhSa AM connrany,
JLle- K c,tv Later
wBBL Hf Joined the Mle-
vWHpv slssinpl river com-
r2fT mission and later
N was a railroad man.
, ' In 1 892 he started
Richard S. H.iwes. , the banking
hus'riess In the old Chemical National
of g Louis, which through several
mergers finally become part of the
KliM National bank of St. Louis. He
served In every department and now
is the senior vice-paesldent.
He has been vice-president and pres
ident of the St. Louie chamber of oom
merc. and baa taken part In all the
war auociatiow Ia Ue toajab