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TUESDAY. JULY 8, "919
iHE NEWS SCIMITAR. J AGE TEN. THE NEWS SCIMITAR comic pace MAGAZINE FEA TURES Bringing Up Father By George McManus liTinnriA tOtrnwu in. t itar.tioni nw hmiti mm stoi OT3 UNCLE WIGGILY AND iC.opyTight, 191. by MeCMM Newspaper Syndicate). BY HOWARD R. GAHIS. 'Uncle Wiggllv, are you going to he srre In the hollow stump bungalow for ,-- little while, or are you going out . lZ-i Nurse Jane lusiy Wuxiy. the muskrat lady housekeeper, one morn- '""Oh. 1 can stay here a while, or go out and lock for wn adventure, at the same time going to the three and four cent More for you. If you wish me to, said the bunny politely. -Well, If It s all the same to you. Just Slav here a little while." begged Nurse r... i ., . . in rut. over and uec M ' Wibhlewohli. . Rt duck lady, and tak" hack the flatlron I borrowed of her to smooth my cloth.1 Nurse Jane placed on the clothes horse, in the kitchen, some freshly Ironed and folded MTieels, pillowcases and bed spreads. "Oh I'll stav here until you come back.' uW Uncle Wigglly. "After that I'll go Mr a ride In my auto." "Then if von are going to be here for a while I won't haye to lock the doors. ' spoke the muskrat lady. "I wouldn't want Miy one in come and take my Ironed clothes '' "I guess the clothes horse wouldll t let I hem do thai!'' laughed Uncle Wig gllv. "Whoa, now! Be :i gi.oil olOthM horse' he went on, prrrcnmng to par the bed spreads and sheets Nurse Jane hud hung up to dry. "Don't run away with thepll'" cases'" c ried the bunny "What a tunny, rabbit you are'" said the muskrat lady us she reached for the flatlron the as going to take hack to Mrs Wlbblawobbli, tn duck lady. "A, clothes home Is only made of wood, like a iciwel ruck-. It can't run away, or do anything " "I know! I was only fooling"' laughed I'rnie Wigglly "But hop along. Nurse Jane I'll slay here Until you come hack, and read m, paper. And I won't let anyone touch your newly Ironed clothes, nor ,ct let tie wooden horse run away with them." So the muskrat housekeeper went aver to the duck lady's house and I'ncle Wigglly sal In the kitchen looking at the clothes horse. All covered with ironed sheets and bed spreads as It was i he wooden rack did look a little like a pony wearing a blanket. "Bui, of course. It tsn't even n donkey, and ean'l even move by Itself." -ai'l linie Wigglly. iih he look up his li'jMcr In finish i.i.lilii' It rrern soon Mr. i, ungears round nil I closing 1 hen ins rigiii eye M'I,A., 11,. . I. .. 1 l !....) '1 ...... 1... fftll Klfeiw Slid noon he ivuii !.i .' asleen MVIld when he suddenly awakened with n start, he thought, at first, he wits having an unpleasant dream. Wet standing In front of him, and left PHE CLOTHES HOUSE. near the clothes luwse. wa the bad old Hkeeilcks The unpleasant chap blinked both eves at the, rabbit gentleman an" growled. "Well, I have come, you see. "Yea 1 see, hut law ish 1 didn't." said Uncle Wigglly. "T didn't know you were coming." r-i.,i "I'm unexpected company gurgieu the Skeeilcks. "And we are going to have House for lunch your souse, he sdded. as he looked at the bunny s ears. I.nrle Wigglly felt very sad and un happy He did not know whnt to do There was the ttkeeilcks. between the rabbit gentleman and the door, so Mr Longears could not get out. And s,,ie .,ne might not be hack for a long, long time.. What was I pole W lg gily lo do- He looked at the Nkeeatoks, and then at the clothe horse. The bad chap to"KWN wishing that clothes horse was allie. and that you could ride Oil n his back and get awa from me said the Skee "Thar clothes horse Isn't alive He can I move, and as for you gelling away, w'.y - And Just then the Ske. tlcka suddenly rtsMtM speaking aim -io,.ed surprised He did I'ncle Wigglly. and no wonder For all at once that raca of wood, oov- j t.w r..i,i.. lH.flri Inhle c'nt ICS, rrwi Willi uriiiiij ' thefts, heo spreaos. piunw s n,... the like- Nurse Jane's clothes horse suddenly began to iwlst and nun and then II walked right across the kitchen floor ntralght towaid the Skcesloka. "Oh dent' i ion t kick ma "r mo over me'" fried the bad Skeexloka, ' I didn't know you were a real, live clothe horse' Dnn-r run away with me' I'll he good! Ml let l.Inele Wigglly ' souse alone!" A"nd the Skee turned a hack somersault out 01 tne winnow anu rati off to hide In the woods I'.w.l u. InnUed at the clothes horse which was now standing still. "Was It an a unwn i m bunny in,... i i aa l4lH .i-teri a to v voice. tiTid out from between a sheet and bod spread thai hung over tne cioines nms. nlilli. Wmtall the anat h y. "I came In the kttenen when u were l leep. Uncle Wigglly," said Rll He. "I hid myaelf among the cintne; on tho wooden Horse and was going to play a Itick on you when you woke up Bui then In came the -:ieexieks, and I played a trick on mm ny waiamg bi"i'. inside the sheets, fcad ntaxlng him be lieve the clothes horse could move. It scaled the Skee all right!" i should Btiv II did!" laughed Uncle Wlggllv "1 though- tt was a falr clothes' horse'" And If Ihe feather dus ter doesn't tickle th- ifnn and make It plav With Hie front door key. I'll tell von iievl about I'ncle Wigglly and Siiueakle-Kekle. nU'l'll rvno t THE 1 1 i I ' ( POON ME but Sl.J I V HE'i I ( Wr.LU D LIKE I j Ef wol-0 I AMD WHEN JjH l j 1 E CETb HO ; ''1 LITTLE MARY MIXUP That Makes It Unanimous! WHO'S TO BLAME BY ETHEL LLOYD PATTERSON i r j ; . i ) p- r ; 1 , . . 1 "Tuluie TTfNIS I VOHT C-IVE L TrERE 13 HT f 1 rteE fH'5E ' KEft- OP AIY" LOUfPoPS - ANY AKConzHT I I'm -aer jrt at 4 -Tie AND x HQVJ j W)nV i Aui , owrniM ma e mmki a i t ' tSU "H4 ' THE BIG LITTLE FAMIL YOver the Top Again for Luke! Why do people always boast of the Ignomlnloua, or, if they boaat of a virtue, naver have it? CHAPTER NO. 152. Arthur Parkar. ' (Copyright, 1919, bX the McClura Newn paper Syndicate.) To Fstrelda. Arthur I'arkor seemed a man of the world, perhaps inure of a man of the world than her uwn hua hand. Freddie Mason. Rolder ho cor Ulnly was and more arresting In hi appearance. The discerning might guess Arthur Parker to he llltlo short of a barbarian. Ills Ilea were florid and he wore the latest and most extreme cuts In clothes Why not'.' He was the son of the proprietor of Maplevllle's most prosperous department store. When son ran short of the extrava gances he craved he always could re plenish his wardrobe at father's ex pense. And father was ever proud of him. He had sent Arthur to college, where that nrnmlslnr vouna man had allowed any smatterings of edncntlon to roll off his back like water orr a. duck Arthur had preferred to go In ' for athletics and glee clubs. In his freshman and sophomore yeara he had given promise of being a pretty good hoxer. but hin love of tha table had 1 spoiled that by the time he had spent three years away from home. By dint of cheating and cramming he had snulrmed throuah his examlnat ions, and now he was hack with father, pre pared to turn up his nose al every simple virtue that had made his own comfort possible. There was nothing that Arthur Tart er felt he did not know, and no ques tion oould be asked hint t hut found him unprepared for the final answer Now he slood In Kslrelda s "parlor" beside her tea table, expounding to the simple guests on the gay life he had been leading. "Rather pleasant lo get awav from the gav whirl, Isn't II. Mrs Mason"" he aak'ed. "1 know what New York Is and the society season nd they can sav what they like, but their girls are not such beaulles. Whenever a handsome woman hits the burg she Is rushed to death'" He ogled Kstrelda killlnglv. "1 am sure you know that. Mrs. Mason." said he. "Oh, I don't know," salt! Rstrcldn. Arthur Parker went through the sem blance of a yawn. "Well, as for me," ho said, "I'm hilling the hay early every night while I'm hum with faiher. ,1 believe 1 should have had nervous' prostration If 1 had kepi up the pace much longer. It's tha drink that gets- you " "oh. Arlle!" piped up Ihe druggist's wife, "aren't you (lie had hoy' ' She shook her finger at him. "1 hope you imvo never been drunk," aha aald. Arthur gave her the weary smile of one who knows all wickedness "Well, not recent h'. anywuy,'' he said. "One doesn't, mi splffled on champagne. Imt It does give one an awful head In the morning, doesn't It, Mm. Mason?" Now, as. a matter of fuel, Kstreldn hail never lasted wine In her life, hut: "iih, I always1 go pretty light on It, Mr Tarter, she said. The guests were pnuuiiiv gweatruck i'hev mlaht mi home and n Ihe hojioni of their own families tear to shreds Ihe rOPUtatlon of Arthur Parker anil Kslrelda Mason, tint ir they run. as a mailer of fad, it would be because they were lealous Hud Ihey been In a poHltlun to "bluff" In the self-same vulgar way they probably would have talked even as Arthur and ICslreUhi But now hJ had nothing lo contribute to these Haeohl tales, so Ihey wagged their heads and looked wise and bal anced I heir tea, without Ihe assist ance of a tHtfle. as best Ihey could Presently It was time lo go First one woman slipped away and then an-, other. Then Arthur Parker came and bent above Kslrelda's hand "I may call some evening soon"' he asked, his bold look fixed on her highly- colored and alluring face "Why, of course," said ahe, in her character of woman of the world. l.nler. when the lawyer's wife and the doctor's wife and the minister's wife and the girl who was engaged to the insurance man all got outside the Smlthcrn house, they looked at cacti other, and as one woman breathed; "Well. 1 never!" And Kstrelda. upslalrs In her room nlnne. snt before her dressing table and stared at her reflection m the mirror Presently her two strong, big cool hands went up lo her burning ehaaW a "Well. If 1 am married, 1 guess I'm no fossil, she said lo herself Mrs. Wilson Woodrow's Article BY MRS. WILSON WOODROW, The world-fimoue writer on vital anbecta. 1 cnxAtt' Hope we. T ? 1 ; " x f.w! mijvv Muwy-y l -BuT Got K a- -TU'-serVCM -THrW , , JF , . ml LCrXDEDl J WHEte TK WtV 0j f VoMV er v . .t9 J V -,1 -Tq,,kiu. f ."Rub- tSonHleV VIC'S VACA TIONHe Ought to Feel at Home, Anyway! EES' VA Call Tr-i5"Al-Y. TH fONFORTS OF WMF Doggoimit! Just i-er-iric r-r -r Uoi n o' TH' d PROPRIETOR. OFTHIS j i v i LAC t ) SAY! Yob f i i rvy Tel TH' COMFORTS I OF 1Srw . ) nowcrtA . Vje Most CHpETAIH - 101 jvvMEfgFf You hreo?j I have been asked lo explain more In detail an nrticle I wruteywhlith ap peared under the caption, "Finding Vour Best Talent." The correspondent who makes this ropiest sais "In having ihe patience anil consid eration to answer these queatlona you will help not only myeelf but several other struggling souls who have read vour article and have talked to me about It. "Firat, you say: "We would not de sire whatever our heatis are set upon. If It were not In our power to secure It ' io volt believe that. that Is a fact?" Yes 1 do believe II We each have aonte ' particular bent or direction In which OUT minds naturally tutu That la our guldepost. It Indicates the desire of our souls. But In many cases It la not heeded. We let event! or persons with stronger wills than ours decide for U8. or we arc iniy a no nare 10 masc the necessary effort, one often hears people In middle life say sing i should hpve been designer." which ahowi that they've recognlied their bent, hut for one remaOn or another didn't fol low It. It would take too mach ap plication, they thought, too much time, and lhy were amused or temporarily Interested in other things They would not discipline themselves to the point of holding steadfastly to one Idea, and they continued to sell their birthright lot ' a mess of pottage My correspondent 'next asks: you loll the story of a young woman who achieved her wish to become a great opera singer; does a mere, wi)i always mean acoomiillihrnent?" Certainly. If the wiRh is strong enough a flame that burns steadily and does not have to be relighted again ur.d aa-ain. Vou cannot break n ,ron bar, hut vou can cut it bv the applica tion of an acetelyne torch In the can of the singer, she had the voice and the desire to ! pre eminent in her profeaslon. and that desire was ao strong that it broke down by its Irreaalstlble force all of the in numerable obstacles which threatened to defeat her. fan you Imagine an Kdlaon not achieving his destiny? The third question Is: "Please state why in your opinion so many people deelre and attempt to do the things for which they are not adapted and there fore never succeed In doing well? They are not good gardeners. They it, ii., i,i, r tiiA niialltv of the land that la given them to till. They do not itop to discover the nature and direction of then talents They are awayet by the whim of the moment, or by the opinion of others, or by the spirit of emuhitoln. or elae they' fol low (he line of least reelatance Most persons yvnnl all the good things of life without lifting a finger to net them They feel aggrieved because their desires are not handed to them on a golden platter They are not willing to make the sacrifices and go through the drudgery that Is the pre paratory school to an kind of achieve ment The percentage of people yvho put every ounce of their brains in what they set out to do Is almost negligible, There Is a great triple combination which can eniuiuer any circumstances brains, wits and Ingenuity. s an Instance, there Is the old flreek story of Atalntita She was the king s daughter and a famous runner, out distancing all the youths who com peted against her and lnrltatlv win ning It was current gossip that she would marry the runner who could out foot her In a race, and most of the young men of her day spent their lime In'tralnlng. But no matter hoyv many entered the lists or hoyv hard they strove to yvtn, .die always left them behind taking the dusl of her winged feet. So her de spairing suitors slood uround, shrug ging their shoulders and saying In ef- Kal chance- we've got. leave ill of us al the poat she chooses." But came one with the termination of winnltiK her that on a question of speed she far outcUsscil him. lull lie relied upon his knowledge of feminine psychology Consequently, during the rai i i ii i r, AIM TO 1 i ' - ' - -a.', r a i . X - - 1 J II J I i. . v r hi I C. i a lL iT i I Ir A.I , I I I comI ? k Ttfl about: HTrTK I? w -v v w 1 .J m m M .J n. I ' ' 'T-, AH aaV T r aaaaSmaW x II 1 BB ' " I . 1 . 1 W 1 0 " 1 '' t . , . 1 ; ii " V.ELlJ. what ya KlCKIN' Mediocrity on the Job, so to speak, out distancing nonius so sum of itself that It doesn't bother to take pains HOROSCOPE She can any time firm de- lie knew WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, I91. (.Copyright, 1!I9. by the McClure News paper Syndicate!. Complex planetary influences will he active today, according to astrol Dg) N.nus and Cranus are adverse during the early hours and later Nep tune Is In beneflc aspect The atari Indicate that there will be a ferment of world DUrpogej for insny months to faiM, but the trend of hu man endeavor Is steadily stronger to yyirel the improvement of conditions affecting humanity. Wanting is given that by the last month of Mils vetvr Ureal Britain will face perplexing conditions, the navy apparently being Involved ill some dif ficulty yittti ii fnreian newer Thu Hue is held lo be not lucky in i... - Miam which may Intrude into oil,,. i- affiiits and cause trouble for men In conspicuous positions. I't-Hiius Is In a pluce that stirs might lly all the psychic power and en courages what Is called superstition i,.- li , 1 . slioiild he a nro transacuona tnvoiv nltlons time tor yvhen 1 Ing oil Interests, A substitute tor gaso- . . Lr... .i. . i.. in,. MB-.-iin s niicateu. threw afte, her a golden apple (nun I promlatng .Inc tto, I he s U rs rm$ the Harden of Heapcrides. She knew r much for young otflcets who enter the she had plenty of time, ao she stopped i service trill year to Dick ii UP He crept nearer, audi Mat-s tilling the tenth house for t,reai seeing h n In- sprint.-, ahead again Britain thr ne the M He threw inoffer apple. He was i executive powers cf ft M'OOII With hut sh c nu en ress rial 10,10.1 iiououe o. erv ne.ir beautiful Elohe of solid gold, and s had to swerve out, of her course a little to get II. I hereby losing distance. it wap glraoat neck and neck be tween them when he threw the thin! apple Relying on one of her famous final bursts of speed, she stooped for It, but he shot past her as she did so and touched the goal This Is a case not unusual ininl-1pr in fort'told p?rons who birthday it is have n lv active year before them Thev ahiiuld make no changes and should beware of deception. Children born on thla day may he Ktron of will and exoexllngly ener getic These subjects of Cancer are ahvays great favorites with tne opposite of sex. WILLIAM riNKKIiiON CHIOAQO. "'I. MY tfKAir Bill. I'M WRlTtXa ihis AT THK Ambassador hotel. AT ATLANTIC City sea AND l' K Just come back, a .'KOM KOWN Ihe Board Walk a - 'a AT A picture show i WHKUK SECRET ART Baker. ws ll.N in Mi diplomas. TO WIvST Polnl edits ANH WHILI-: 1 was there. 1 THordht I felt something. a ON THK heel of my shoe a e.: a AND I couldn't see It HKCAl'SK IT was dark . ao I took the toe, i 0' THE other ehoe. aaaa aaaat aa OWNE I mI iiiKim in' I THEY'RE NICK white shoes OR RATHER, they were . . AND MOVED it around AND AC.AINST the heel, a AND I felt It 8tick. AND I knew right ayvay I WAS'emneshed. IN A smear of gum. AND 1 couldn't leave. p BECAUSE JI ST at that moment. THE PICTVRt villain HAI HolJ of he girl. AND I had to wall TILL THK hero arrived. AND WRKSTLED with him.. AND THREW him down " i AND SAVED the girl WHICH UK very soon did. i -y'; ' AND THEN 1 left 1 " jjii !., ' I T v. t ' si""' i , AND ON the way out. I GOT a feather boa. AND ONE silk glove. THAT SOMEONE had dropped. AND THEV stuck to the gum. AND I took them off. ANI LEFT them there. AND SAT on a bench. ' AND LOOKED at the gum. a AND MR. linkerton a ,e I WANT lo hire you. TO FIND the guy. WHO DROPPED the gum. a. a AND IT ought to be easy BECAl'SE TVE never seen. BCT TWO or three men. WHO Col'lji chew so much. ev AT A shule loading. WITHOUT SUFFOCATING. AND IF you find him. 1 WANT to take him upstairs. TO THE hotel roof. J AND CaVM and ffather him. e SO HE'l.L look like a bird ANT M KE him fly Jl'ST l tKlK for a man WHO IS verv large. WITH A disfigured face. BECAl'SF THE gui. I have. IF HE ever cracked It, IT WOULD tear out his face. OR LEAVE him ahell-shocked. I THANK you. s A Line On Men You Read About Just a Moment DAILY' STRENGTH AND CHEER. Compiled by Jonn G. Qulntua, the Sunahlne Man. No small amount of the credit for the feat that has just been accom plished by the United States navy- planes in crossing or almost crossing the Atlantic ocean belongs to Com mander llnlden C. Richardson, ( . o m m a n d e r Towers' right-hand man on the construction end of the expedition. Richardson had a large share, It Is understood, in the design of the hull of tne NC planes He has been an aviation pilot for many years, and was one of the men who. with Towers, developed the cata pult for launching a seaplane from a battleship. He Is a Pennsylvanlan, horn In 1878. and entered ptk.Mt.nn naval academy Com. Richardson. n ,897 QyadnatttS high In bis class, he was assigned to construction. His first Important con, neetlon with aviation nine in 1912 when h- yvas ordered to the navy yard at Washington for experimental work on naval hydro-airplanes. He became one of the first aeronautical engineers in the country, and for the last six P'ears. with some interruptions, has been engagen in rne nestgn ana consrructton of seaplanes. While at the Pensacola station he was one of the first officers to risk his life in a seaplane driven far, the first time by a Liberty motor tie la 11 years old. . Hear, and in Thy faithfulness answer me. rs. cxliii, 1, Our Father, our hearts overflow with gratitude when we recount Thy mer cies. We feel our unworthiness when we remember all of Thy loving kind nesses toward us. Oh, gracious Father, patiently pear with us, we pray Thee. Deliver its from the bondage of oitr lower and selfish desires, and make us free to give to Thee all of the love and service that should be Thine own. May we not yvork against Thee, or apart from Thee, but mav we be one with Thee, and share hi Thy purposes, Thv work and Thy joy. How great is our unbelief! How Thou must be grieved at our doubts and our fears: Ixrrd. increase our faith; When mountains of difficul ties loorfi in our pathway, grant that we may lnave the faith to remove tliem. Help us to live forgetful of self, and may our service be such that we, like. Paul, shall bear In our body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Deliver ug from the format religious life, and may the Holy Spirit lead us into the fullness of Cod's life for us. and within us. In the name of the Father, and of the Son. and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Rev. Justin N. Greene. Dayton, Ohio. SOME RAT CATCHER. ij'es. sir," boasted the hotel proprie tor, "that dog's the best rat-catchln' dog in the county." Even as he spoke two big rats scur ried ac-oss the office floor. The dot" merely wrinkled his nose. "Rat dog"' scoffed the traveling man. "Look at that, will vou?" "Huh." snorted the landlord. "He knows them But Just yon let a strange rat come in here email"