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PAGE SEVEN. MAGAZINE FEATURES TH E NE WS S C I MIT A R " DAILY COMIC PAGE Bringing Up Father By George McManus Bnlft WS - ta dim SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 111. mm -. wrrrT i l ri it ii ,vrru iv , in U1UK1 M UKCLE WIGGILY AND THE FUNNY SPIDER. (Copyright, 1919, by McClure Newspa per Syndicate.) BY HOWARD R. GARI8. Once upon a time as Uncle Wiggily Longears, the bunny rabbit gentleman, wu hopping through the wods not far from hla hollow . stump bungalow, he happened to be eating a piece o( cherry Jht waa a very nice pie, indeed, and Nurse Jane Ftiwy Wussy, the musknU lady housekeeper, had baked it (or Uncle Wiggily. But every time the rabbit gentleman took a bite ot pie a few crumbs of the flaky, white crust would fall off. Uncle Wiggily, being a careful and saving rabbit, something like a Hop . Scotch you, know, did not like to waste those crumbs. "I'll catch them in my tall silk hat as they fall.", he said to himself. "I'll have the crumbs, and perhaps in the woods I may meet some poor little hun gry creature who will be glad to get them" On and on walked Uncle Wiggily through the woods, until at last -he came to a grassy place, where there was a fallen log,! with a green, mossy vfushlon, and down the bunny sat on that to rest. "Now If I could find some dne to whom I could feed my crumbs," he said, "I'd be happy." ' He was looking around, thinking per- haps he might see some hungry birds, when all at once a jolly voice cried: "I see you but you can t see mei y "Gracious me sakes alive and a mush ' meal lollypop!" exclaimed Uncle Wig gily, looking all around but seeing no one. "Who was that?" , "Oh, Uncle Wiggily! What I know about you-oo-oo!" cried the voice again. "This is very strange," said the bun ny, loklng up and down and sideways. "I hear a voice but I can see no one. Who are you?" he asked. "If you are not 'too big, and would like some pie crumbs, you will be welcome to them.' "Oh, thank you, Uncle Wiggily'." cried the jolly voice again, and up out of a hole in the ground popped a funny pider lady. . , ' "Oh, how do you do?" asked Uncle fWiggily. "I think you must be some relation to Mrs. Spin-Spin, the spider lady beside whom little Miss Muffet Bat on a tuffet; are you not?" "I'm. her cousin," was the answer. VBut I am a trap door spider. 1 build tiny nest under ground, and my front door opens and shuts very quickly in deed, so quickly that you can not see it. That'a how it was you didn't know i who was calling you. I popped my head out, called to you, popped my head in again and closed the trap door before ;Kou could blink." ; , -i f "You must have done It very quick- tv onM thA hlinnv. "Indeed, I did," answered the funny spider. "I have to be quick. Here, I'll show you where my trap door is. Kh nnintod to something round that looked like a bunch of sticks and leaves pasted together. Wltn one oi ner legs the spider laay raised mis rounu uvci, and there beneath it wsa the front hall to her underground house. "This is how I pop in and pop ouV. said the spider lady. And with that sh nneneri thA rinni and She Cloned the door and she opened the door and she closed the dor and she opened the dor and she closed the door so fast, each time popping her head .in and out. and umiiintr in such a funny way at tne bunny that ho couia ape oem laugning. "Will you please accept some of my ole crumbs?" asked the hunnv politely. when he had stopped laughing and the trap door spkler lady xaa eeaaea irom popping in and out. "I shall be most oleased." she an swered. Then Mr. Longears emptied the charrv file crumbs out of his bat upon the ground and Mrs. Trap Door Spider gladly ate them. "I wish I could do you a favor, as you have been so kind to me," she said to the bunny, as she ate the last crumb. "Perhaps I O, dear men!" she suddenly cried. "Someone Is coming, muKt hide!" Down in her nest she popped, and she pulled the trap door shut after her. Uncle Wiggily turned to see who was coming, and out bobbed the bad old Pipsisewah! "Ah. ha! Now 1 have you!" cried the Pip, catching the bunny by -the nil rM "O, bo! You have him, have you? But you'll soon let him go:" cnea innrkinr voice. "Did you speaT" asked Pip of the "No,'" answered Uncle Wiggily. "Whn did?" nuked the PlD. "Don't you wish you knew?" asked the mocking voice. "Wait until 1 eaten you: nowieu me PP- "You can't even see me!" mocked the voice. .... The Plpsisewah looked all around, but he could see no one. And the voice kept on mocking him, and he got so ex asperated that he Jumped a back som ersault and part of a peppersault over sideways and raced all through the woods, trying ' to find out who was making fun of him. And while the Pip was doing that Uncle Wiggily .slipped away and ran safely home to his bungalow. And not until then did the funny trap spider lady open her door wide and laugh loud and long. "It was I calling you!" ahe said to P'P' But when he turned around to catch her she popped down again like a jack-in-the-box, and all he saw was a little round pile of leaves and sticks stuck together, and he didn't know this wag the trap door to the spider lady's un derground house. So he had to run away without getting her, either. So that's how the funny spider lady did a good turn for Uncle Wiggily, and If the clothes horse doesn't run away with the Ironina- board and leave the cake of soap without any place tq slide down the banister I'll tell you next about Uncle Wiggily and the bumble bug. y aW ""Wl i ' ' THIS miRAT. RESORT. . Ez Binkg found that tannin' is not so blamed charmln' and thai It's not restful a bit. i " . A man may stay healthy land slowly grow wealthy, but there 8 too much " work mixed In It.' r He started to dreamin' and plannin' and schemin to find a way to get .. . - rich ouiek. - , ' For arduous toilin' when weather was bollin made him good and prop- . erlv sick. ' The neighbors derided, but Ezra decided as how he might jes' 'bout ; as well ' - Stop work altogether in hot summer weather and take life some easy a spell, i " . . , vThe old farm he altered and he never faltered when tiggerin' on the expense. . )-,, 1 ; , He spent almost fifty to make it a nifty resort and results were im " ' mense. . ' - ' ' ' Now. Ez was a meller and comical feller a great entertainer as well. llt seemed like a pity how folks from the city and folks that seemed ' ' ' purty blamed swell ! 1 ' Would spend their good money for meals that were funny and rooms that were stuffy and small; . But they kept arrlvin and Ez kept a-thrivin; , 'twas crowded -from ,.' -v spring until fall.-" ( ' No one made a holler Wtien he charged a dollar for one glass ot nearly iced tea, - - They seemed to be willin to pay IS shillin' a night for a cot 'neath a tree. .. . Now Ez has a million, he hopes for a billion; he'll get It at his pres - .. enf rate. . ' ; His wealth is Increasing and he is still fleecin' the folks who think they re up-to-date. ! ; " ' ' - e s e ' t A Flttsbnrirh minister sava lie would rather see the women iroins - about the streets nude than dressed the way they now are. Well, maybe ne woiua, at mat. . e e s v 1 , Many' a young man goes away to college to get a liberal education wniie nis old man stays at home and gets an education in liberality. - Well, if they do prohibit tobacco we can still smoke the same sort or cigars we nave been getting since the war started. stars Incline DON'T COMPEL HOROSCOPE FOR THE COMING DAY ! SUNDAY, 8EPT. 1. 1919. (Copyright, 1919, by the McClure News paper Syndicate.) 1 This Is read as an uncertain day until r.oon. According to astrology Mars and Neptune are adverse in the morning, but later Venus and Jupiter rule strongly Hfor good. ' "Constructive forces are subject to all ot ganising Influences and the Impulse to tear down will be strong. . t t This sway which is bellevedVo cause the mind to look with suspicion on all . efforts toward idealism or reform move ments will be powerful to influent1 1 thinkers. Legislators, Ministers and writers will retard efforts held to be progressive. The navy will be subject to the sinis ter effects of the stars and there may be resignations of high officials. ' . Mars is again in an aspect that Is said to bring out military scandals and 'to foment old feuds or jealousies. ' Commerce and trade are well directed v by the planets that have sway after midday.- Women should benefit from the rule which makes for success in the manufacture and sale of clothing, Jewelry, mirrors and whatever contrib utes to the vanity of humankind. , . Ministers and teachers have a for- - tunate rule and should be assured of sympathy and understanding. ' It is prophesied that a preacher will win fame in the United States. He ' Will come from, across the Water. . " In the new era there may be a license ' and freedom among women which will ', bring about a puritanical reaction (that will benefit the churches as well as the ' people. l ; Danger long prognosticated for the City of Washington, which has had a forecast or more man one venous ex the year Is old. The scientific projection of thought ' is prognosticated as one of the die . coverles that will be developed at an ear!y date. .... Persons whose blrthdate It Is have the augury of a successful year in which .. business will Increase. s Those who are employes will benefit. '"V t v Children born on this day may be rash and ImpuUive, but lovable and suc-eoaafuL MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 191. During the day 'unfriendly stars nue, according to astrology, but Jupi ter Is a benefio aspect In the evening Alter sunaown the influences are propitious for planning or projecting miming, importing ana ail commercial enterprises. There la a most encouraging sign for banquets, especially those at which there is a guest of honor who wields wide power in state or business affairs. Jupiter, the planet supposed to guide men who achieve success in great mat ters, is strongly favorable to college presldenta, profeswors and instructors of every class. Honors will come to tnem. In the businessnnm nf this Amv ml. Ister forces may destroy confidence and prevent Initiative. Uranus is In a place believed to encourage , deceiving and mixleading reports. Saturn gives small' comfort today, to the aged or to those past middle life, tor they are to be superseded in busi ness as well as political affaire. The stars indicate that in the na tional campaign the candidates most likely to be successful is a man not widely Known in public life.. Amusements will assume a new Im portance In the life of the United States durina: the comlna vear. jutrnlnrnr foretell, and many novel methods of entertainment win De introduced. A water famine in a larrn citv is for. shadowed and this will bring out facts regarding the American habit of dally oatning. The West Indies is now subject to a rule making for discontent and trnohl toss of life through uprisings and riots Is foretold. Increase or tne birthrate, which will plosion. Is Indicated as net far off whenJbe great within, the yM will bring to the population of the country children of extraordinary mentality as well as beauty, It is prophesied. Persons whose birth date It is will have a successful year, If they exer cise care. They should safeguard the health. . Children born on this lay are likely to oe generous ana Kind, but verv mar curial in nature. These subjects nf V irgo usually have many ups and downs in uiev 1 IT COlNQ TO LEAVE VOO ON t0 THKT b VOO WON'T ' ; JLCfrf jj fi ' I.J yELl' THE "Two "fOU HljTjtJANO OMC IJY t LITTLE MARY MIXUPShe Wants to Get Her Education on the Level ir--- ' l4?e -second eAbe Haw .w I ' W 1 ' ' ' .. I.U -R-'diriAla'CBlreVf - I 60 IH OLE THE BIG LITTLE FAMILY The Doc Operated on Luke's Wallet r VE-MlkJE, ) aavj ' 1 UiM TUAT Von W DvFFrlHENdE. nit ) K ". . . I ) J ALL 'A I'StfWf .T W Me - , V-SW make. V j f ( , Sf- J' (CUBED Aa l Vwvtu1jf J VJ, r ( OFfERE.NCt ) I M pAy ) V' M? ysaf-iism. ivies' 1 r'wii i liiswi ii'ii'ssi SS?&. L?--Zip. Zzr-rr'- , ' ' KiiSS! ; lp. jayA JOE'S CAR You'll Have to Cut Down Your Food Allowance, Joe bUHCUE. CAN.VELL HER. HEAD OFFfFOR Auu 1 CARE', I'M BUV A HKaMPOlOEK.E.D CAR ! fj I ' inn j z 1 K' I WITM Tk'COST OF LWIN UP IN "TH SKY I GOT A SWeLJ A CHANCE. T 8UY A BiQ CAR A.l ucca u C IITIM ' -T- I ifH? u;mavta Vmeam WE VE. Q3U TGET A NEu; CAR? j r5 SOMETHING HAS ARSEN WHICH MAKES 1 VER IMPERATIVE.. JOE 1 GET mi can't we ft long WITH TH BUS r yj II Because, a skiedeji THIS AFTCCNOON AMD IWRAPPE.I iTSEV-t- AJ50UIHD A TRE.:S; t : - . i y X 'A Mrs. Wilson Woodrow's Article BY MRS. WILSON WOOOROW, The world-famous writer en vital subjects. It is so easy to forget. Public opinion switches to the mood of the moment, and the popular hero basking one day in smiles and adulta tion finds himself on the next deserted and alone, with none so poor to do him reverence. . The mighty . Richelieu, uncrowned ruler of France, upon a certain occa sion historically known as "The Hay of Dupes," found his audience hail without a single courtier where ordi narily scores fawned and crowded, satisfied If they got only so much as a passing nod from the little, gray-bearded man in the red robe: and all be cause a sudden rumor had got into cir culation that the cardinal was no long er In royal favor. True, Richelieu speedily regained his domination over the weak and silly king it has always been an open question whether he himself was not responsible for the report bf a breach but the circumstance merely goes to how how little dependence can be placed upon popular acclaim. The crowd Is always an emotional thing, and emotion Is from Its very nature unstable, mercurial and fickle. Its action is ever followed by a corre spending reaction; the higher the rise of the tide, the lower Its ebb. These reflections are due to a batch of nice letters I have received from a group of sailors at present In the United States Naval hospital, at New port, R. I., and who take issue with a statement recently published In a let ter from one of my correspondents. "Pear Friend." one of them writes: "I take the liberty of calling you 'friend' as I believe yon are the friend of everybody. I also wish to call yuur attention to an article of yours re cently published under the title, 'Girls Ought to Follow Mother's Advice.' In It was a letter from one of your corre spondents U which a mother was (juot- ed an forhlddini her daughter to go with sailors, for the reason that they are not 'respectable.' ,"I am a tailor, and t would like if Fosslble to correct this woman's Ideas, am now In the Naval hospital, hav ing bern overseas for 12 months doing my 'bit,' which at the time meant so much to this mother and to all other American mothers. I know sailors, nnd I believe tlmt the wrong opinion of them held nl only by this woman but by many othB is ulturly unfounded. "I myself have heard remarks late ly to the effect that all of the nice, decent boys had - got out of service. thUH Implying that a fellow In the navy now wasn't aa good as one who was in It in time of war. As a matter nf fact, I believe thati I myself and all men In the navy that I know will he found under any text quite as well-behaved and quite as 'respectable an any sim ilar number of young men in any other walk of life." And that, as I say, jiist goes to show how soon we forget; for a year ago It would have been unnecessary to discuss such a statement, since no body would have ii earned of making Then our soldiers and sailors were Juetly and properly regarded as heroes and defenders; they were enshrined on the pedestal of popular favor, and they deserved it. But when the coming of peace and the press of other Interests the vomie of the fighting man has somewhat waned; we fail always to remember how much we owe them. In deed. I am afraid I must confess to being a bit forgetful myself, -eisi I would never have permitted this chal lenge statement to pass un commented upon. And you csn't blame these boys for feeling a little peeved. It isn't the easiest thing In the world to step down from a pedestal and go back U the old standards and the old ratings. The wonder to me is that they all do It So gracefully. Yet It seems Inevitable. In another war not so long hko a victorious sailor man came back to us to be hsiled with wild welcome and showered with hon ors, only to rind that by a sudden gnat of public opinion his popularity, pricked like a bubble, vanished in a night. We want to be very sure, though that the Ktundarda and ratings we be stow In these days of reconstruction are Just; and I fully agree with these lads that (lie sweeping statement to which they take exception Is. utterly unfounded. , There may have been a time when "Jack ashore" was a hohie to anxious mammaa, something to make them ruffle up their feathers and cluck the danger call. But tho United States navy today, lth it chances of pro motion, tu courses of study and Its wide opportunities, Is quite another thing and at)eala to an entirely differ ent stripe of young men. The boys who enlisted for war serv ice found the "gobs" of the 'regular personnel no strantre and slnster beings, but young fellows very much like them selves and with exactly the same tastes and Ideas and aspirations. And the same thins; is true now, even though some foolish and uninformed peopla mav say that all the "nice" boys have gotten out. It is. as Billy to say nowadays that sailors arc not respectable as it wouH be to say the same thing of salesmen, or machinists, or bankers, or lawyers. All vocations have their blafk sheep, but It surely Is unfair to characterize a whole claas bv the acts of a few scat tered individuals. Indeed, It seems to me that the whole lesson bn Amelia's entrv into the war of that marvelous enlistment of an entire people is that at the bottom here we have no classes, that In the face of an emergency we are all sol dier, sailor, tinker, tailor Just Ameri cans one breed. Bead Newi Scimitar Wants. A Line On Men You Read About Every one of course has heard of the congressional bee, but did you know that there really Is such an animal or Rhould one say bug? Ills name Is Carlos Hee nnd he Is a representative from the 4 jW A ootinresKioiial bee lv . .A ' stunir Carlos Hue at a H'ourth of July barbecue down1 near Ban Antonio s I X years ago. Mr. He was the orator of the occasion and he dwelt long and elo quently upon the burning iaaues of the day. He cauNed the eagle to scream as he wrapped him self In the gorgeoua M folds of the starry a banner and when S he got back to town &4 l.eo sack, who was 5f i , : Sfsjsglss4s 1 "-:--ff' MAI 'k ,. -J!r then covering state m ' - at.). 1,111... fnf llA Csrloi Bee. Fort Worth Star Telegram, remarked to Mr. Dee that his oration sounded like an announcement of his candidacy for u seat In con gress. Tho Texus Bee bridled a bit at the compliment and finally said that Mr. Back could put any construction upon hla oratorical efforts that he wanted to. Mr. Sack's Interpretation of Mr. Bee's oratory flared in great headlines the next morning on the front page of the Btar-Telegram and the story was telegraphed all over the state, for the Fourth of July Is always a dull day for news and editors grnxp at straws. Nothing more happened until last summer when President Wilson wrote the political obituary of Representa tive Hlnydeu in the form of a resume of his war record, and then Mr. Bee, who Is a brother-in-law of Postmaster Burleson, took the congressional be from tinder his bonnet, and the next thing he knew he was elected to the Iiouhs. . A few weeks ago Representative Bee suffered a slight operation which con fined him to llie hospital for a week or more. In order that he might keep his fingers on lh public puhrn during hla eMorcexl retirement, he directed that lils home paper, the Kan Antonio Light, should be sent to the hospital. It came for a few days and then stopped. Hu telephoned hla necretaey to find out what the mutter was. I'retty soon word cams back from Harry Beach, the editor of the paper; "lion't know. Wo mail the paper to you every day. You might ask your brother-in-law." TO HEAR HIM HOLLER. "I want to have a tooth drawn," an nounced the email boy with the steel gray eye, "and I want gas." "You're loo young to have gas, my little man," said the dentist. "Besides, I'm sure you aren't afraid of being hurt. Kit still and be a man." "it lan't that at all," said the boy, "but I'm afraid I shall not be able to help giving a bit of a squeeel when it cornea out. ' "Well, that won't matter at all," said the dentist. 'I'm sure 1 shall not mind." "No, but I shall. Look out of that window." The dentist looked and saw a lot of grinning- lads Handing under the win dow. "They're all the kids I've fought and licked, H&id tilt customer, "and they've come to hear me holler." CLEAN WAITRESS. "You always have that same waitress In the restaurant don't you?" said the business man. "Always;' replied his friend. "She's verv careful tq bring me clean food." "How do you knowT" "Why, today 1 saw her brushing the dust off my custard pie with her apron." The young lady across the way says she has believed from the first that in the end President Wilson would have his way and get In Just the reservaUoas ha wanted. .