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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1911.
THE NEWS SCIMITAR PAGE SEVENTEEN THE NEWS SCIMITAR MA GAZINE FEA TURES DAILY COMIC PAGE UNCLE WIGGILY'S THANKSGIVING. (Copyright. 1919, by MeClure Newspaper Syndicate.) 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 Nurse Jane. "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 for Thanksgiving." 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 his cliWS. "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 scrnethlng. "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 too! 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 bungalow. 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 Thanksglvlpg dinner!" 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 the Rame. 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. ft J Uktkcimir IT'S DIFFERENT NOW. He stayed out each evening Until it wag late; It was his ambition To celebrate. 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, e m 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 man recently. 1150.50. He sued the director-general for $20,000, He got JUST SUPPOSING. 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 appeared. 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 aaya: "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 says: "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 every night." . 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. MODERN VERSION. How doth the busy profiteer Improve the shining hour? By raising prices of string beans, Beets, corn and cauliflower. e 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 advertisements. the 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. CHATTANOOGA ASKS 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 serve fuel Bringing Up Father George McManus Copyright. 1919, by International News Service. HELLO- JIV 00 TOO HERR v&OOT PERCY CUTICino NO- WHAT HA3 6ECOME OF HIH - I HAVEN'T EEN HIM LATELY - Pta. fUTlAul Villi Hb Place OURNEO down: xOlliHE it J cridK J a Jfrf :r. " u r I II J I JISBU LITTLE MARY MIXUPWs Lucky Bobby Isn't Moving a Piano (Orr -tiriN. k k ; 3oBrtii Ktre-Ps "RUBaisrt JtocK' !i IN our. ywiN i 1 1 ir' r t v irau j v i i 11 - Ik T4AT- ! J 1 1 AW- Yoo To .sToP iT T Hr4j . A ui I jr THE BIG LITTLE FAMILY Oh, Woman, Thou False Creature ! NE.VJCR KNOVN sNHE-TUeR J I J"?er J f V J fttr Q&jM 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 v FACE. ! l WELL OQfc , 5 HfcAR V GOT 1 eBL:r) again! houd the 1 UfcOL MA N t)Lt- you i"ni" Time. t r A ROUGH , ed! MF USED ME rJOUGH'. L j "fWENTY FIVE. BERRIES CiOsH ,)0E . THAT OUCrMTA CORt YOU OF TM'SPEE-D 1 BOG ! V 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 Mil .... 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 his affection. 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' paper Syndicate Jupiter and Saturn are strongly ptftoftd. for evil this day, menrdtng to astrol ogy. In the evening Mercury is In benefit' aspect. 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 Mponstbilitie. 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 month 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 succession, follow 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 g Altman 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