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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 11, 1000.
ALL THE children who read the Busy Bees Own Page are welcome to
Join the ranks of the writers. Kome of the new Busy Bees have writ
ten to ask several questlona concerning the page. The children tnay
sand in stories whenever they wish, and as soon as there Is room on
the page the stories will be printed. Only two stories have been thrown away
In several weks. One story was written on both sides of the page and the
other was copied from a story book. The Busy Bees may join cither the lied
side or the Blue side, whichever they wish to help. The sides are very evenly
divided now, as each side won the same number of prlr.es during the last three
months' reign. Several very good poem hive been sent in by the Busy Bees
and all of these wilt be published toon.
Most of the books tnnt are sent for
short stories and some are not.
Some splendid Easter stories have been sent in recently and prises were
warded this week to Myrtle Jensen, ex-queen or the Blue side, and to Frances
Johnson, alo on the Blue side. Honorable mention was given to Howard
Doty, on the Red side.
Any of the Busy Bees may send cards to anyone whese name is on the
Postcard Exchange, which now includes:
Jean De Lone, Alnsworth, Neb.
Irene McCoy, Barnston, Neb.
Lillian Merwln, Heaver City. Nab.
Mabel Witt, Bennington, Neb.
Anna Oottncn, Bennington, Neb.
Minnie Gottsch, Bennington, Neb.
Agnes Dahmke, Benson, Neb.
Maria Gallaghtr, Benkelman, Neb. (boS 12).
Ida May, Central City, Neb.
Vera Cheney, Crelghton, Neb.
Louis Hahh, David City, ND.
Rhea Freidell, Dorchester, Neb.
Eunice Bode, Fall City, Neb.
Ethel Red, Fietnont, Neb.
Mulda Lundburg. Fremont, Neb.
Marion Capps, Gibson, Neb.
Marguerite riertholornew, Gothenburg, Neb.
L,ydia Kotlt, u6 Wtit Koenig street, Grand
Ella Voes, 40? West Charles street. Grand
Irene Costello. 115 West fclghth street,
Grand Island, Neb.
Jessie Crawford, West Charles street.
Grand Inland, Neb.
Pauline Schulle, 412 West Fourth atreet.
Grand island, Neb.
Martha Murphy, t'4 East Ninth atreet,
Grand Island, Neb.
Hugh Rutt, Ialiara. Neb.
Hester E. Rutt, Leahara, Neb.
Alice Temple, Lexington, Neb.
Ruth Temple, Lexington, Neb.
Anna Nellaon, Lexington, Neb.
Edythe Krclts, Lexington, Neb.
Marjurte Temple, Lexington, Neb.
Alice Gressmeyer, 1545 C 81., LtncfMn, Net.
Marian Hamilton, M L St., Llhcoln, Neb.
Elsie Hamilton, 30'JS L St., Lincoln, Neb.
Irene Dlshrr, 2CC0 L Street. Lincoln, Neb.
Hughle IMsher, 2030 L street, Lincoln, Neb.
IjouIss Stiles, Lyons, Neb.
Estelle McDonald. Lyons, Neb.
Milton Seller.' Nebraska City, Neb.
Harry Crawford, Nebraska City, Neb.
Harvey Crawford, Nebraska City, Nab.
Luc He listen, Norfolk, Neb.
Letha Larkln, Ho. Sixth St., Norfolk, Nti.
Emma Marquardt, Fifth street and Madi
son avenue, Norfolk, Net.
Mildred F. Jones, North Loup, Neb.
Oerevleve M. Jones, North Loup, Neb.
Helen Goodrich, Si'10 Nicholas straw t, Omaha
Mildred Erlckson, 170 Howard street,
Oscar Erlckson, f709 Howard street,
Louis Raabe, 290 North Nineteenth ave
Lena Petersen, 1211 Locust street, East
Little Flossie's Easter on the Plains
By Anale James.
ANY years ago the Incidents
narrated In this story took
place. It was during the early
settling of that vast region west
6f the Mississippi river which
Was then known as "the plains."
At that time people were scarce In that
part of the world; towns Were scarcer,
churches more scarce, and all the wlldness
of the world seemed to have full sway on
the plains. There the rangers held the
new country in their hands, so to speak.
Tha cowboy snd the government seout war
the heroes of tha prairies.
To this new region had come a family of
three man, wife and little daughter. Their
name was Stone, and their little daughter
was named Flossie. She was 13 years old
snd a very quiet, serious child for her age.
While the other children of the slx-month-old
town played In the grass-grown streets
Flossie sat In tha "big room" of her
parents' two-Toom frame house studying
her books, for she had been at tha head
of her clasaes In the school ahe had at
tended In ah eastern atate prior to coming
Do the plains, and It waa her determlna
. tton to cohtlnue to learn, even though
there was ho school as yet In the town
where she lived.
One morning her mother, looking tip froth
the almanac which ahe had been study
ing In order to find Just wnen to plant her
garden In the right sign of ths moftn, saldi
'.'Daughter, do yen knew that next Sunday
la Easter? Isn't It a pity thst wS rannot
have some sort ef Eaater service In Our
" 5 "Why can't we have Easter services,
.' mother?" asked Flesala, faying aside her
- book. "There Is dear old Mr. James, who
was 'a preacher before coming here, and
yeu know he Is doing all he can to get
So appropriation from an eastern church
fund toward building a little church In
' our town, fcnd ha has been holding serv
ices In his own house every Sunday. I
know there are only handful of people
, who attend, and that the mSJOrlty of our
.' citizens feel a certain contempt for the
. church, but I do believe they might be
made to feel differently could we hut get
them Interested. Now, Why shouldn't you
and father and I help Mr. James to ar-.
WAS PlAYED BY THAT LITTLE A.N
OEL WENT CLEAN THROUGH THIS
OLD HIDE O' MINE."
prizes are new publications; some are
Mary Brown, 321 Boulevard. Omaha.
Eva Hendee. 440! Dodge Street. Omaha.
Junnlta InneS, 2769 Fort street, Omaha.
Lillian Wirt. 41M Cass street, Omaha.
Erhlle Brown. 23ii2 boulevard, Omaha.
Meyer Cohn, 84 Georgia avenue, Omaha.
Ada Morris, S4M Franklin street, Omaha.
Myrtle Jensen, 29W lxard street, Omaha.
Gall Howard, 4722 Capitol avenue, Ornftha.
Helen Houck, 1626 Lothfop street, Omaha.
F.Meraon Goodrich, Q0 Nicholas, Omaha.
Ma iitics Johnson, 1027 Locust St., Omaha.
Ion Carson, 1U4 North Fortieth, Omaha.
Wllma Howard, 47M Capitol Av., Omaha.
Hllah Fiiher, 1210 South Eleventh, Omaha.
Mildred Jensen, 1707 Leavenworth, Omaha,
Edna Heden, 2789 Chicago street, Omaha.
Mabel Shelfelt, 4914 North Twenty-fifth
Walter Johnson. 2408 North Twentieth
Emma Carruthers, S211 North Twetity-flft)
Leonora Denlson, The Albion, Tenth and
Pacific streets, Omaha.
Mae Hammond, O'Neill, Neb.
Msfge L. Daniels, Ord. Neb.
Zola Befldeo, Orleans. Neb.
Agnes Richmond. Orleans, Neb.
Marie Fleming, Osceola, Neb.
Lotta Woods, Pawnee City, Neb.
Earl Perkins. Rrddlngton, Neb.
Kmrra Kostal. lfiu O street, Bsuth Omaha
Edra Enis. Stsnlon, Neb.
Ethel EnlS. Stanton, Neb.
Ina Carney. Button, Clay county, Neb.
Clara Miller. L'tUS, Neb.
Alta Wllken. Waco, Neb.
Ma Orunke. West Point, Neb.
Kiel Btastny, Wllber. Neb.
Frederick Ware, Wlnstde, Neb.
Paulina Parks, York, Neb.
Edna Behlirtg, Tork, Neb.
Mary Frederick, York, Neb.
Carrie B. Bartlett, Fontanelle, la.
Irene Reynolds, Little Bloux, la.
Fthel Mulholland, Box 71, Malvern, la.
Eleanor Mellor, Malvern, la.
Rsthryna Mellof, Malvern, la.
Ruth Robertson, Manilla, la. .
MIUH-ed Robertecn. Manilla, la.
Margaret B. Wltherow, Thurman, la.
Fred Sorry, MonarrH, Wyo.
John Barren, Monarch, Wye.
Edith Amend, Sheridan, Wye.
I'aullne Squire, Grand, Okl.
Fred Shelley, 230 Troup Street, Kansas
Henry L. Worklnger, Cars Sterling Remedy
Company, Attica, Ind.
range for special Easter services for next
"You are a true Cnrtstlan girl, my daugh
ter," said Mrs. Stone, "and I believe we
might do something to help Christianity
here In thla wild place. The people are
not bad, not lacking In true Christian feel
ing, but they are forgetful and have been
so long from civilization that they readily
drop Into the Spirit of the plains. But I
am glad to hear you speak so earnestly
on the subject and I shall do all I can
to assist In having special Easter service.
Let me see where could we hold the meet
ing? Mr. James' house Is so very small.
Only about ten people can be accommo
dated In the James' front room."
Flossie looked about their own large
"front room," which served both ss living
and sleeping spartment for the family.
"I'm wondering why we can't take down
tha beds for the day and borrow Chairs
from the neighbors," she said. "You sec,
a table could be arranged at the end of
the room to take the place of a pulpit. Mr.
Jamea would conduct the aervlceS; I could
play the piano, and you, mother. Could
lead In the singing. You have a good
voice, you know. And father well, what
could he do to assist? Oh, I have It. He
could pass the hat after the first prayer."
Flossie and her mother laughed merrily
over the duty assigned to Mr, Stone. "Well,
It Is quite necessary to take up a Collec
tion," declared Flossie, "for every penny
will help teward the new church which
Mr. James IS se analouS te see begun be
fore the year Is but."
"I'm glad we brought our piano with
us," ssld Mrs. Stone. "When your father
suggested that We aell it, thinking we
would have to make many sacrifices In
our new western home before we got nicely
settled, I said no; that you must have your
piano so that you would not lose ths little
you had learned of music. And how nice It
will be to have piano muslo for our Easter
service. You must get at your church
music at once and memorise one of your
most soul-stirring voluntaries. You know
that music hath charms te soothe the sav.
age breast. We must try to tame the wild
man of the plains. IM has not always been
wild. Snd It Is our duty to help In bring-
THAT MUSIC what
Florence in the Land of the
By Myrtle Jensen, Ex-Queen Bee. Aged 11
Years, 2309 lxard Street, Omaha. Blue
When Florence awoke one balmy Sunday
mcrnlng she realised that It was Easter.
"I do Wonder," she mused, half aloud,
"If the Eaater Bunny left me any pretty
eggs 'Cause I left my red basket filled
With grass under the lllao bushes.
Tumbling out of bed. she gathered up
her white night-gown and was soon flitting
about the lawn. Suddenly her attention
was drawn by seeing a little brown rabbit
running through the hedge. He wore a
bluS satin mantel over a pink dress. Such
an extraordinary spectacle naturally
astonished Florence snd running after him
she called to him.
Turning around, he beheld Florence and
after a minute rf thoughful meditation,
advanced and took Florence pretty little
white hand. After talking together the
rabbit asked Florence to go with him to
the land of the Enstcr Bunnies, Florence
presumed that It Would be very n'ce and
readily answered, "Yes."
Theh, taking forth a sliver whistle he
blew two melodious botes. Instantly a
dainty little carriage drawn by two (loves
appeared. Stepping In, Florence found her
self t bo no larger than the rabbit.
Over hills and valleya they flew till they
came to a large opening In the ground.
Alighting. Florence followed the rabbit
through a long, winding passage way.
Soon they came to a great hall, brilliantly
lighted by the refaction of great blocks
of crystal. Here were assembled thou
sands of rabbits In the midst of Which sat
a pretty White, pink-eyed rabbit dressed In
an ermine robe.
"The queen! whispered Florence's escort,
"Let m present you."
The queen was very cordial and com
manded that Florence be shown about her
So, guided by thirty rabbits, Florence
was taken to the place where the Easier
eggs were rnftde. Many Wore Working
here and Florence gave many exclamations
of delight, especially when phe rabbit gave
her a whole basket full of prctly candy
"Now, let me take you to the hothouses
whSre the hyacinths and Easter lilies
grow," said the rabbit.
As they entered a great spacious room
Florence uttered an exclamation bf Joy.
"Oh, how beautl " Just then She heard
a familiar voice saying. "Dearie, It is
nearly tin for Sunday school, wakeup."
Florence started and then said:
"I'm so sorry!"
"Why, dearie?" asked her mother.
"Cause I was going to see all of the
land of the Saster Bunnies."
Her mother didn't understand, but simply
said, "Hurry, dear, breakfast Is ready."
A Legend of the Easter Lily
By Frances Johnson, Agod 18 Years, 933
North Twenty-fifth Avenue, Omaha.
Would you like to know why the beautiful
white illy haa become the emblem of the
hallowed Easter Bay? I have made a little
story which accounts for It.
Many years sgo the flowers quarreled
among themselves about the purity of their
clothes and the richness of their perfume,
each one angrily declaring that It should be
chosen queen, that Is, emblem of Easter
When Mother Nature's secretary (of
course you know who that was) discovered
that Instead of dancing In the moonbeams
and saying sweet things to one another,
they were fighting among themselves, she
resolved to give them a queen so much
more beautiful than they that they should
never fight thereafter.
So the sent the wind fairies to borrow
lng hlrh bsck to his former state of mlhd
"I'll set to work practicing my church
mullo today," declared Flossie, "And I
shall ask Miss Jordon In to go over some
of the hymns with us. She sings so
sweetly and she Is Mr. James' chief as
sistant at the meetings hS holds In his
house. Will you see Mr. James, mother,
and talk over our plan with him?"
"Yes, and I'll do It at enoe," declared
Mrs. Stone. "This Is Tuesday. We have
less than a week for preparation."
So both mother and daughter set to work
to carry out their plana for an Easter serv
ice In their own house, not having a better
place to hold the meeting. And when
Saturday night came they were surprised
Snf delighted with their success thus far.
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Aadresa all eommnnlcatloas to
OHUSBSN'S TIH FAJITXHaTT,
white from the dreaming clouds; for the
green she took some of her own fairy gar
ments. These she fastened to her gold
tipped wand and made the first Easter lily,
the purest flower In the flower kingdom.
Then one moonlight night she Bet the
new queen among the other flowers. They
were so entranced by her, beauty that they
ceased their bickering and bowed before
her. To add to the loveliness tire king of
dew placed his most brilliant subject 6a
her head. From that day purity, content
ment and perpetual loVe reigned in flower
land. (Honorable Mention.)
The Flowers' Easter Ball
By Howard Doty, Age IS Years, 1132 N
Street, Omaha. Red Bida
It was drswlng near Easter and all ths
flowers were preparing for the Easter ball
which was to be held ort Easter night.
As usual tho flowers were preparing two
or three weeks ahead of time. Well, the
night Soon came and all were dressed In
their crimson colors.
It wss soon time for the fcrand march,
which was led by Mr. Pansle and his
charming wife, the Butter-cup. After the
march they all had a dw drop and talked
and danced until Mr. Wild Rose announced
that there was going to be a fairy come
and change their spring colors to summer
colors. Then the dunce commenced snd
they all had a fin time. Then they all
had their lunch snd dessert. After that
they would come together and make .
pretty design and surprise the fairy, who
soon would be there. They were all Sur
prised by a soft voice Who had Just ar
rived from the flowers' castls, which was
thousands of miles Sway. The floWers
who did not see the fairy very often Were
happy and each brought her a preaent.
The leader was a rose, Whd gave her a
dip of honey from the queen of the Bees,
the next was the violet, who presented
her with a bottle 6f perfume from the
queen of the violets. The next was the
pansle, who presented a box of Jewels
from the csstle. The next was the Illy,
who presented her with a bottle bf breath
perfume. The next was the daisy, who
gave her a bottle of perfume of the
meadow, the rest were the tulip, the Illy,
daffodil, the hstor, the popple, ths carna
tion, the four-o'clock, the petunlm, the
butter-cup, the wild rose and the fern.
The fairy was much pleased and declared
she would repay them In some wsy. The
fern was elected president of the castle,
tho daisy ss vice president, the wild rose
for secretary, the ctrnatlon for treasurer.
They then had a dance In honor of the
new visitor, the fairy; then It came to a
close. It was 4 o'clock In the morning
and all were quite tired. They all declared
that they had had the best "Easter Ball"
that had ever been given.
rhe Adventures of Twd Run
By Hubert Sinclair. Aged It Years, Ne
braska City. Neb. Red Side.
Taul and Robert were ehtldren of rich
parents. They attended a public school,
not far from their home. One day Paul
Was Informed by some of his schoolmates
On the morrow bright and early the two
beds woUld be removed from the "big
room" and the chairs ft-om the neighbors
brought In. Notice had beed sent te all
who lived within ten miles of the town
that Easter service, with piano muslo,
Would be held at thS home of Mr. Joseph
Stone, and that every person would be
When the little Slock In the Stone's
kitchen struck the hour of 10 ths time ap
pointed for the Sunday servlct to begin
there were aesembled about twenty persons
In the "big room," and Mr. James, standing
beside a prettily decorated table, on which
lay his Bible and hymbouk, began an Im
pressive Easter sermon. AJ1 the week
Flossie bad worked like a Turk, to use
an old'saying, and not only had she learned
the music of several hymns snd a beautiful
voluntary, but she had mado wreathes and
coquets of paper lilies with which to
adorn the table which served as an altar,
for no other kind of (lowers eeuld bo ob
tained, there being oO florist Within 100
miles of the town In Which She lived. And
such a tremendous sensation did the paper
wreathes snd bouquets Snd ths plsno make
with the small congregstlon that Flossie's
heart bat with pride and satisfaction.
Flowers snd muslo appealed whers the
preacher's voice failed to make much im
presson. These people, living In huts,
dugouts, shacks and without the least
particle of adornment of any sort about
them, were moved by the flowers that
looked so natural that several of the women
went so far as to put their noses to them
(o gather their fragrance and the atralns
of the rl tno music. And, with heart stirred,
they Joined In the hymns, which carried
them back to former times, when they had
known more of refining Influence then they
now er.J )ed.
After the servlre. end as Mr. James be
gan an appeal to each person present to
glvs him aid in the building and sustain
ing of a little church In their town, a burly
fellow, dressed In the regulation "cowboy"
garb, stood up neur the open door. He had
dropped in "to s,e the show." as he put
It to another "cowboy" friend who like
wise was present
that It was good fishing In the river.
Now he did not like school very well, so
when one of the boys said, "Let's go
f ihlng," Paul agreed. One of tho bnye.
named Gorge, ran home and supplied
himself with a fishing pole and bait. They
then went to the river, where they fished
all afternoon, but with no success. They
were very tired, and ss they walked to
ward home and came to the corner where
they were to part, one of the boys pro
posed that they should go out In the Wond
for a couple of days. George snd Paul
agreed, but the other boy backed out.
The boys were to go home Snd get sup
per, and then When their parents were all
Ssleep they were to get their things snd
meet esch other on the corner. At the
appointed time the two boys met on the
corner. Before leaving, home Paul wrote
a note to his father which ran thus:
" Dear Fsther: I go to the woods for a
couple of days." The boys made off to
tho Woods, whero they found a log house.
They kindled a fire Snd having eaten
their supper of bread Snd cheese they
fell asleep. They were awakened by an
officer, who took them back to their par
ents. I do not know what happened to
them when they got harne, but they never
ran away again.
Finding a Nest.
By Aleda Bennett, Aged 1ft Years, Elgin,
Neb., Blue Side.
"Oh, dearl What shall I do for a neat?"
said Mrs. Robin Red Breast. "Here I
have come from the south and the trees
are not yet leafed out." She flow over
house and barn, but could not find a
place to suit her. At last she flew In an
open window and there: she saw a coat,
but before she Could get to It a woman
came In with a broom and she flew out.
Sh flew on and on and she saw a shed.
She looked In and Saw a shelf, and On the
shelf wss sn overcoat. A few days later
there was a nice little nest In the coat.
In a few weeks four little eggs were In
After a while some little birdies. The
father and mother Robin watcthed over
them with the love of a father and mother.
An Honest Girl
By May Bertch. Aged 12 Years. 1327 South
Twenty-fifth Avenue, Omaha. Red Side.
As Mildred Jensen and Hilda Peterson .
were walking hoitle from school one day
Hilda remarked, "Oh, a test tomorrow, I
wonder If I will pass." "Oh, I don't care,"
said Mildred. Hilda hurried home and
studied, but Mildred thought hothlng about
It. When the next day came and the
teacher passed back the papers Hilda re
ceived an extra paper with the answers
on It. H:lda took it and gave It to her
teacher. When tho teacher read the high
est marks next day Hilda had the hlfrheet
marks. She wan given a prize. Mildred
did not have n good mark.
After that Mildred always wanted to
Hold Your Temper.
By Paulino So'ilre, Aired 11 Years, Grand,
Okl. Blue Side.
"Oo home! I don't care," cried Kate
MSIton. "Why, you are always saying
something mean about me." Kate had
heatd Ralph say Just In fun that she had
a big nose, and sn got mad. She was a
very spoiled ehlld, with a temper. One
flay, not leng after, she was going down
the street. Suddenly someone yelled out,
"Srrarty." She thought that they were
thlklng to her and so she got mad at once
and cried out In return, "Don't care, you
are cne yourself." Just then a parrot
came around a house where a cat waa
lying In front and began calling it a
"srrarty." Kate felt very much ashamed
of herself and that taught her a lesson
never to be forgotten.
A Bear Story.
By Ray Lewis, Aged 11 Years. Defiance,
la. Blue Side.
"Come on, Harry," Saul Joe, picking up
his father's gun, "let's go over on Bruin's
Island and get that bear that has been
eating our hogs."
"In a minute," tald Harry. "My rubber
boots are so hsrd to get on."
BUt at last they Were scudding across
the past are toward the take where their
little sailboat waa anchored. They got
aboard and started to row It along. They
Were soon on the Island. They saw some
fresh boar tracks, which they fallowed to a
targe tree. "I see him," shouted Harry,
Snd sure enough up In one of the large
bushy branches he lay asleep. Bui thd
shout Harry had made awoke htm and he
started to cl mb down with sn angry growl,
but Joe gave him a dose bf buckshot -In
He stood with eyes on the prsacher,
drinking In every word, and when the
speaker paused for a moment he called
out In a hoarse, strong voice; "Say, par
son, I come in here to git a hit of fun
out'n this doings; but I'll be blamed ef I
hain't got something else. Say, that muslo
What wss played by that little angel went
clean through this old hide o' mine, and
tha songs snd all the rest of ths trimmings
hsVe got a-hold of me like a bull terrier,
and won't let a-go. I say, parson, I've
been took back to my old home away
back test and I've heard my own mother's
voles a-slngln' them Songs, and I've heard
my own father's voice assaying them words
what you've Just said. And. by doggone.
It has made me feel like a different being!
I hain't felt like a matt for years and
years; I've felt like a wolf on the prilrles.
But I want to tell you now that I'm goln'
to sell the fattest steer In my herd tomor
rer and give the money to you for bulldln'
a church. I want this muslo. this sort rtf
meeting, every Sunday, by gracious. It'll
help us poor dogs thst hnven't felt Uko
human beings for so long. An' all the
other boys will Umber un, too, snd drip
a steer or two In the hat for the building
of a church end tha buying of r.n orijan.
We've got to have same music, sure;
muslo as well as prescMn', parsort."
Then ths rough but good-hearted "cow
boy Sat down, wiping his eyes on his
sleeve. And others In the little fram?
house hsd to wipe the m!st from their
yea that morning, for many like the
"cowboy" enme "to see the show" and
went away with serious minis snd full
And the church fund grew and grew
from that Easter Sunday when little Flosslti
found the way to the hearts of the people,
and thereby to their pocketbooks, and on
t'.je next Easier Eur.rlay srrvlres were hi ! I
In a comfortable little church, with a pul
pit decorated with papar flowers, and an
organ In the corner, with Flossie as or
ganist, snd the rough "cowboy" was there,
In a black suit snd white shirt. Just to
show his respect for the organist and the
"parson," as he put it. And he was one
of the leading members of the church, too.
the neck that killed him. They securi- a
rope on their biat and finally dragged him
on board. The county farmers gave Joe
and Harry Jion. for the bear had glve.i
them so much trouble.
Kow the Pied Piper Got His
By Philip Phllbln, Aged 10 Years, 14 North
Thirty-first Avenue, Omaha. Red Side.
Aa you all know abnut what the Pled
Piper at HameILn did. would you not l!k
to know where he got his pipe? Well, I
will trll you. The Pled Piper had from his
youth studied magic. He had found out
that In a mountain not far from his home
lived a witch. He also knew that she had
a wonderful pipe. After he learned this, he
knew he could destroy her with a bucket
of water. So one night he stole to the
mountain. He looked in the window knd
there, In a bed he saw the witch. He
lifted the bucket of water to the window.
Up Jumped the witch In her bed. But the
Pled Piper was toi quick. He dashed the
bucket at her and slowly, she melted aWuy.
After thsl the Pled P.per Went In to search
ths rave. He found the pipe under her
pillow and got It. It said on Itl "Who
ever gets this he will be rich or poor sll
his life." The Pled Piper went home very
Audrey Galther, Aged 12 Years. Dickens,
Neb. Blue Side.
Alice Brown and her brother, James,
were orphans, whose parents had died
when they were quite young. These child
ren lived In an old attic and James sold
papers for a living.
One day he saw a lady drop her pocket
book and pass on not noticing It. He ran
and snatched It up and thought for a
moment ho would be rich, but his con
science kept telling him, "What does It
profit a man If he gains the whole world
and loses his own soul?"
At last he made up his mind to do right
so he tried to find the woman, but alas!
she was lost In the great throng and as It
was 8 o'clock he decided to go home.
His sister was surprised at his story, but
said, "Irft's see how much Is in the purse."
They counted It over and found I6.W9.02.
In their excitement the purse dropped to
tha floor and out tumbled a card, which
was found to be the woman's name, Mrs.
B. S. Brushc. 4280 South O street, Omaha,
Neb. He took It to her place and told her
about It. She was pleased with him and
told him to brlnff his sister over the next
evening st 7 o'clock.
They came promptly and had a long
chat. In which she told them she had de
cided to adopt them.
They were very glad to leAve the old
attic for tho beau'lful home.
Bessie's Sleighing Party
By Mae Hammond, Aged 11 Years. O'Neill,
Neb. Blue Side.
"Oh, mnmma, may I have a slelsrhlng
pnrty? The snow Is Just fine for one,"
cried Bessie as she came running Into the
sewing room where her mother sat sewing.
"Why yes, Bessie. Who will you Invite?"
asked her mother.
"Oh, I will invite Cora, Dot, Man-. Mlna,
Pauline, Etta, Gladys end Ruth."
"All right, gn write your Invitations."
Away ran Bessie. About a half hour later
Bessie showed her mother the following
note: "Miss Bessie Clayton Wishes you
present nt a sleighing party on Wdencs
day, February 10, 1909, from 8 to p. m."
The long looked for day came at last
and the girls came at 3 o'clock. They
played a few games, but pretty soon
Bessie's father came and took them out
sleigh riding. They rode until 6 o'clock
and then went back to Bessie's home,
where they found a nice lunch awaiting
them. After lunch they made taffy and
pulled It and popped popcorn and told
storlss. At 8 o'clock the girls went home
saying they had a very good time.
The Dear Old Farm.
By Esther Klopplng, Aged 12 tears,
Shelby, la. Blue Side.
Once there waa a family who had only
one little girl, 4 years old. Her name was
They had sold their farm and were going
to move to town, but one day the mother
could not find Esther. She hunted all over
till she found her sitting behind a door
crying, and when she askod her what
the matter was, she said in German (for
she could not sptak English:) "Ich will
heir nlcht wey. Ich will holr blelben die
siet tu vertrelben." (which means, I don't
want to go away, I want to stay here and
spend the time).
They did not pay any attention to what
Esther said, but moved to town and there
were occasions when they wished they
had taken her advice. For they did not
like town and are living on a farm again.
This Is a true story for the little girl Is
This Is the first time I have ever written
snd I hope to see this In print.
By Esther Johnson, Aged 14 Years, 162
nralian Avenue, Council Bluffs, la.
"Oh! mamma,, will the time ever come
for vacation?" The speaker was a little
blue-eyed, yellow-haired girl of about T
years, railed Elsie. She was goinir to visit
her grandma on the farm and never ceased
nslt'ns 1-er ""t''r that same question
until they started.
"Why, dear, I never fchew you to be sa
impatient aa you are now," sa d her moihor,
glancing at the little figure curled up In
the armchair. "You have only a few days
"w until the eid of school, and I am sure
If you would keep busy all the time In
stead of sitting In that chair the tlmo would
pass more quickly."
. At last the r'.ay came for starting. It
was fair and sunny and so they walked to
the depot, which was only a little wsy
from Elsie's home.
Thry bad .i't entered the depot, when
someons shouted, "Here comes the train!"
Everyone rushed for the plstform and
Elsie thought she never would get out of
the cr'Wd alive, for she was pushed this
way and that until she reached th train.
But -he kept noU of hrr mother's hand
and at last they found themselves Insids
They traveled for an hour and then
reached Neola, where they were t? st'ip.
At the station her grandfather wi4 waiting
In the bujgy, and cailr.g up the street wus
a hayrack, and sway up on top ef th hay
fcl.o rax her II' tie rouiln Itoy. He caV.e I
to her and told her to come up there with
him. Her mother rode to the farm In the
bugy. but Elsie crawled up bedde Roy
and rode there with him.
When they reached the farm grandma
was standing In the door watching for
them. Elslo and Roy had a little lunch
cut undur a larca inula trwt and then
From the New Queen
Dear Elllor and Busy Bresl I wish
to thank you many times fir choosing
mo qtiren of the Huay Hcc I shall
try to do my best for the Blue side,
during my relgii. I hope the contest
Will be as close the m-xt time us it
was the last, ss It makes It n-nro in
teresting. Thanking you again for tho
honor conferred, I remain. A Itusy
Bee. RENA N. MliAl,
Blair. Neb., April 4.
started to explore the farm. There were
so many things to do and see thst It seemed
but a few minutes before they Were callod
In to supper. After supper Elsie went to
bed, but not to sleep. She hal too many
things to think of, but after K while she
dropped off. She awoko tit the morning
with the sun shining In her face and a little
robin singing In the tree Just outside of
her window, and she heard Iloy calling to
her frcm downstairs. She slipped quickly
Into her clothes and ran downstairs. After
She hud her breakfast she went outside
with Hoy to watch the meh milk the cows.
Then they went to see the chickens and
th ducks. Every day she found aomething
new and Interesting to see. There were the
calves and the geese, the pigeons that lived
In the barn, the ponies and many more
things. When the time came to go home
She said: "I believe I have not seen half
of the things yet, but I will como buck
next summer and see the rest." She tohl
everyone that visited their house after
wards about her visit to tho farm during
Harry's Father's Last Words.
By Tohnnle Scharfen. Aged P Years, West
Point, Nob. Red Side.
Harry Ijtne returned home from the field
at noon and he was very tired, for it was
His poor old father came out to him and
ssld, "Son, will you do me a fHVor?" Harry
didn't know whether he should sny vob
or no, for he knew It was something he
didn't like to do. He thiught n while and
then said yes, but it was hot his consent.
"Will you go to town and get something
for me? I am not feeling well, else I would
Then Harry brightened up and said,
"Sure, father, I will, go." the aged fathe:
bent over and kissed him on the forehond,
npd snld, "You are my best, my very best;
always have been, and always shall be."
Harry at once started for town, snd on
returning home his uncle met him on tho
place and said, "Boy, I Imve sad news for
you." "Oh, toll me quickly, uncle, what
Is It?" "As your father stepped Into tho
door when you left him he fell over dead,
and his last words must have boen to you."
The boy, remembering those words, burst
Into tears and raid, "You are my best, my
very best; always have been, fend always
Moral: Never leave home with unkind
words, for they may be your last.
True Courage. '
By Rose Kennedy. Aged 11 Years, Elev
enth Street, Third Corso, Nebraska City,
"Bah, you have not tho pluck of a cat."
A large boy wus speaking to Martin,
his friend, asking him to go swimming
with them, but Martin was a delicate boy
,and waa afraid a plunge in the cold water
would bring Sickness, so he refused.
The boys walked off, laughing, and call
ing him a coward, but Martin paid no at
tention. On his way home he had to pass
by a park where he saw a largo crowd of
people standing near a bear pit. He was
about to continue on his way when sud
denly a loud scream was head and the
people saw- a baby hod fallen from Its
mother's arms Into the pit. Without a word
Martin Jumped Into the pit having only
a stick to protect him. The bear started
toward him, but Martin thrust the stick
Into Its eye.
In a few minutes Martin had the bahy In
hla arms and climbed up the tree near
the pit. The people got a rope and threw
It to Martin, which he tied around the
baby's waist and It was pulled up. With
shouts of cheer everyone sprang up after
tho baby. The next day he was the hero
of the school and the boys who the day
before had scoffed at him were very proud
at having him for a friend.
Br Ruth Klrschsteln, Aged 10 Years,
soul Grand avenue, Omaha, Neb.
The clouds on that September day,
Tossed restless In their sea of gray,
The waves In red snd golden hue,
The sun-ship parted In passing
And O'er the bluffs the Sun-light cast
A goldert llg-tit, and then it passed
Across the clear, and sparkling stream,
Before It vanished like a dream.
Again the sun burst forth to light.
The church splms in the city bright,
To tell tho birds in the shady nooks,
That the sun was waking up all the
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