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2 HIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: AUGUST g, 1000. E
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E ANNETTE MILLER, aged 12, of Fairmont, Neb., on the Blue aide, wins
first prize this week, and Charlotte Boggs, aged 13, of Lincoln, on the
Red nldf, gftg second prize, while Alta Wllken, aged 14, of Waco, Neb.,
cn the Red side, gets honorable mention.
The Btorlfs are all good this week and sometimes It is almost hard
to docide which should have the prizes. Remembering all the rules Is Impor
tant, boys and girls, and sometimes Just one of these rulf-s being forgotten
Iofts a pri7e for an otherwise good story. This week three Busy Bees forgot
to say on which side they wished their stories counted.
Any cf the Busy Bees may send cards to anyone whose came is on ths
Portcard Exchange, which now Includes:
fi-si. Lie Uing, Alnsworln, Nb.
flmu A.c.y, 11 tu liktun, ieo.
J-"'-" t .JeiHn, i,rur Cuy. Neb.
Ai.n.i (JvtUili, if iiiniiBion, Nell.
Minnie (juuwii, keniMifctun, Nb.
iu,,. i.ti,aJti. Ned.
Maiio ii..ln4in', Henkulman. Neb. (box 12),
iu- .i. i. emi.il t.iy, ,irD.
V. a c.e..ey. ..iel.,iun, Neb.
L. ila.ni li.vlu l ily, Nib
In. i .. r ic.uul, io. t:it i.rl'. Nub.
Lu...ie i.fu, Kilis Ciiy. Neb.
K..HI him. t-i;iionl. iSeb.
iiu.i.a iuinjii.i. rf, r lemma, Neb.
i. .1 1 . oilis ii, Ne j.
M.guo.i. nitiwloiii..w, l.. thenburg, Neb.
Ltj 4 t lnu. .i Wrji ivuriiiu ..licet, Uraud
l.i. u , u, iui W ent Charles an eel, Uraiid
lie..u v usiei.o, IIS H eat Kighth atreet,
tjianu imand, Neb.
Je.ie Ciiid, 4i Weat Charles street,
ui-i.i. i.ai.u, Neb.
1'kiii.nu .il biic. us Weat Fourth street,
L.IJI.O Island, NiU,
Miu,.i .wjrpuy, a.J East N'lr.th atiet,
l.l.ll.'J lamliu, Nco.
1il,i Ituu, 4niara. Neb.
litcier Jiuu, Lesuuta, Neb.
Al.io 'i'empie. Lexin i ion. Neb
lun.i iriii.e, Lexington. Nell,
Anna N'-:isun, Lexington, Nh.
Luyiiie Kieitx, Loxintcn, Neb.
arjfirln lemple. Lexington, Neb.
ah oiueMiuyer, Iju t si., L.u.coln, Neb.
Mariun iiamlUun, Ju L 1st.. Llnroin, NeO.
i:itie llaiiiiHon, J '.9 U St . Lincoln, Neb.
liene Uisnri, iitfii L. atret-t. Lincoln, Neb.
llUKhie OtMhtr, Jtao L hi ee:. Ltnccln, Nb.
Charlotte I'osss, ill South l'lt'teenth iirft.
Helen Johnson, 334 South Seventeenth
street. Lincoln, Neb,
L.u k- Sniea, L-yons, Neb.
Lsielle McOonald, Lyons. Neb.
M.lton SeUer, NebrankA City, Neh.
Hury Criwlonl, Nebraaka City. Neb.
Harvey i. rawlord, Nebraaia City, Neb.
Lcclle Hnzen. Norfolk, Neb.
Helen Reynolds. Norfolk. Neh.
Lett. a Larkln, So. H.xih SI., Norfolk, Neb.
Emma Marquaidt, Fifth atreet and Madi-
en avenue, Norfolk. Neb.
Gfrevhve M. Jones. North Ioup, Neb.
On In Finlier, 1210 South Eleventh atreet.
M hi .l Erlckaon, Z709 Howard atreet,
O . .ir tnckaon t70 Howard atreet.
Lmm Raabe. :W9 North Nineteenth ave-
r lie. Omaha
nance jonnaon, Via North Twenty-rifth
Mguwl!e Johnson, S33 North Twenty-
f 't'i avenue, Omihi.
KidI'k Hrown, 2S22 Boulevard. Omaha.
H'len Q i drlch, 110 Nlcholaa atreet, Omaha
LTHOUGH It was warm weather
In the I'ntud States, Xr It was
during the early days of su Ti
mer. It was still very cold away
up In the r.glon round about
Hudson Bay. And If the Hula
.. of the U. si. A. had waked
up kuddenly In the morning and found
thcmselvea In that pari of Canada the
would have shivered and crawled back be
tween the warm blankets of their bed
declurlnn it too froMy for them to venture
out of doers.
But It wax not ao with little nrowo Brulu,
a dear, chubby boy bear, who had lived all
his llle In that part of the world and
knew nothing else, and who, therefore,
loved the cold auch as Is to be experienced
In the northern part of the great continent
of North Amercla. And on the muining
cf whlcn I write he was out early, hunt
ing for well, It la hard to Bay Just wnat
hn vaa hunting for, aa he d d not aeera
to know exactly what ha wanted, uolesj
L v as adventure. And he soon found
that. He had found a nice tree to climb,
and bung an a olive fellow and fond o(
ouidotr kports (for all the world like a
lLile boy!) he proceeded to go up the body
of the tree aa sprightly aa a kitten. Noon
, he was In the atropg boughs and was alt
tl:it, looking out over hla part of the world,
voiid. ruii. possibly, why there was so little
exeuenieiu thtreabouts, for no living cra
tuie did he see, only part of a deep foral
ai.d gnat niKec land, some parts of It still
covtied with snow.
Suddenly bomethlpg appeared over the
hoiUon a amull, durk speck. It came
flying th.rough the air low over the earth.
liion Lruln supposed It was a huge bird,
and v, aa much entertained watching it.
He had never seen so large a bird before
liJt us the flying object came on near.'
and ntaivr Brown Brun discovered that
It was not a bird, but something with an
Immense In ad which wabbled from aids
to title as it flev ; Its long neck, which
Jo.ncd hi lid and body, was thin and al
Now, as Brown Train never did find out
the species to whl h this flying thing be.
tanged, it la well to tell my readere that
"AH. THIS 13 FINE." 6 AID
Man Brown, 2J.I3 Boulevard, Omaha,
fcva Hrndee, K,i Lodg street. Ornana.
Ju.inita lnnn, :', b'ort street, Omaha.
Jack Coed, H718 Barnaul iiieei. Oinana.
I.n.ian Wirt. il5n La.a st eel. uniJina.
Meyer Cohn. 84 Georgia avenue, Omaha,.
Ada Morn, 3424 KMiiKlm aueet, umitit
Myrile Jensen, i:su liard aueet, Oinuua.
Gull Howard, ldi Capitol avtnue, Omanu.
lis. en Hourk. l.oinrop street, Omaha.
Ki eu..n Uoodrlch, 4ult) Nicholas, Omana.
Mbbrice Johnson, lOiil Locust til., Omaha
I-hoo Otrnon, Hit North Fortieth, Omaha,
laullne L'cad, ilhi r'arnam street, Omaha
lima Honairi, ti (.apitol Aie., Oina.in
H'lah fisher. Ulu Houtn Klevenih. Omaha.
MUu.ed J..n,'n."it.J Leavenworth.' Oman
k.uiia liedPii. zltj Chicago miuei, OmaiiA
Mabel ctheiifli, 41114 Nuilh 1 vtnty-iuiB
Waller Jihnaon. 2W5 North Twentieth
Emma Carnuht-rs, J211 North Twenty-flft)
Lecnora 1 enlaun. The Albion, Tenth and
I'uciflc aireels, Omaha.
Mae Ham.nund. O'Neill, Neb.
Mac'ge L, Uanlels. Out. Neb.
Zola Ueitdco, OrleHna. Neb.
Agi.ea Richmond, Orlenna, Neb.
Marie Fleming, Osceola, Neb.
Li'lia Wooda. Fawnee City, Neb.
Karl PeiKine, Keddington, Neo.
Edra F.riia Stanton. Neb.
Ethel k.nis. Blaiiion, Neb.
Len.i J eterann, 1211 Locuat atreet, Eat
Ina Carney, Sutton, Clay county. Neb.
Claia Miller, Ltlta, Neb.
M iitred JotiL-a, North Loup, Neb.
Alta Wllken. aco. Nob.
Me e drunk. est Polit. Neb.
Klsle fctastny, Wilder. Neb
Frederick Ware. Wlnslde, Nob.
I'aulino Parka, York. Neb.
Edna Bohllng. Torn, Neb.
Mar Frederick, York, Neb.
Carrie H. Bartlett, Fontanella, la.
nene Reymlde. Lltile Sioux, la.
rthel Mulholland, Box 71, Malvern, la.
Kleanor Mrllor. Mnlvern, la.
Kalhryne Melior, Malvern, la.
Huth Robertson, Manilla, la.
Mildred Robertacn. Manilla, la.
Margaret B. Wltherow, Thurman, la.
Hnrtha McEvoy, R. F. U. 8, Box 25, Mla-
aourl Valley, la.
Adlena Sorry, Monarch, Wyo. Box U.
Fred Sorry, Monarch. Wyo.
John Barron, Monarch, Wyo.
ECHh Amend. Sheridan, Wyo.
1'aullne Squire, Grand. Okl.
Fred Shelley, 230 Troup street. Kansas
Henry L. Worklnger, care 8trllng Remedy
ccmpany. Attica, Ind.
Aleda Bennett, Klgln, Neb.
William Davis, 221 Weat Third atreet, North
It was not a living creature at all, but a
balloon which had became loosened from
its anchorage many, many miles to the
southland and had flown away from 11
owners,- going with the wind to the north
land. A heavy anchor trailed along, which
prevented the balloon from rising as high
in the air aa it oiherwiae would have done.
On It came, right towarda the tree I i
which Brown Bruin sat. As this tree was
some distance from the edge of the forest.
In fact It was the only tree In thai spot, It
seemed to Bruin that the thing was aim
ing at him Intentionally, and for a mo
ment he felt a bit apprehensive. But a
bear Is never a coward, and pretty soon
Brown Bruin w-aa ready for any encounter.
In truth, ha courted aome sort of adven
ture, for up till the present moment hla
life had been devoid of excitement of any
sort and he was pining for a change. ' Let
the beast come," aaid Brown Bruin men
tally. "I'll let It taste my paw right in lu
Aa If understanding Brown Bruin's chal
lenge, the balloon came on, flying pretty
low over the rocks and bruah. Ah, then It
went sailing right over Brown Bruln'a
head, not stopping to say "Hello, little
fighter!" And Brown Bruin was on the
point of crying out to It In soma word of
hla own language when of a sudden it
atopped, quivered, swayed back and forth
as If In a spasm of pain, Ah, the dragging
anchor Tiaa caught In the branches of
Bruln'a tree! Brown Bruin saw the cause
of the balloon's pause, but did not under
stand it. He aaw what he supposed to be
the bird's tall caught In the tree, and then
an Idea cam to him. He would engage
the bird In battle by pulling ita tall! So,
climbing to the place where the anchor
was held by a forked limb, Brown gave the
cold metal thing a quick tap with his
paw. But not a algn of feeling did the
monster make. Then Brown Bruin noticed
the small basket from which dropped the
anchor-rope, and It aroused his curiosity.
It looked like a little cave In air. ao he
thought. Why, he did believe he might get
Into It. Well, he would try. And try he
did, and pretty soon found himself seated
comfortably Inside the balloon basket.
BROWN B RVIN TO HIMSELF.
Three Busy Bees
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Vi, '-i'f j ..!.'. ' J
MTRTIB JENSEN, A FORMER QUEEN. HER SISTER, BESBIB,
AND HER BROTHER, VKRKER
JL ILIIHJfl lbs.
RULES FOR YOUNG WRITERS.
1. Write plainly an one side of tha
paper o&ly and number tha pag-os.
. Use pea as Ink, not pencil
S. eaort and polated articles will
bs glvan preference. Do not nae ever
4. Original stories or letters only
will be used.
5. Writs roar same, ago and ad
dress at tns top at tha first page.
rir st and seeoad prises of books
will be glvn for the best two ooa.
tribntiona to this pa?e aaoh week,
Addreaa all commnnlcaUona to
The Song Little Birds Sang
By Jeanette Miller, Aired 12 Years, Fair- words the two little songsters flew away. Tenth Street, Omaha. Red Side. for hours. When they grew tired, they there was above the water a aerpent bead.
mont. Neb. Blue Side. Helen suddenly awoke. Had she been It waa a week before Christmas, when would sit down and listen to Margaret's Jt frightened Harry very much. Ita jyea
"Hel'sn," said Margaret, coming out on dreaming? Yes, but it never seemed so to little Harry, a S-year-old boy, entered tha atoriea. Mrs. Der was going away and aha were red, Us nose was ilka that of a
the porch where her sister was reading, Helen. Now when she feels like being room gaying, "Mamma, may I have a told the children to watch the house. The horse, Its body was covered with Hue
"won't you come and sing with me a h remembers the song that the Christmas tree?" "I don't know," aald his children had played till they were worn scales. The aerpent apoks ts Harry, say
while?" little birds sang and follows their food mother. ..We)1( ftU the other boyB and . -t . . . Marararet In, "What ia your name and what were
"Oh. bother." returned Helen; "well, wait
until I finish this chapter."
Margaret sat down on the porch step to
wait. "It seems as If Helen never wants
to be with me," she sighed, "and If sha
will do anvthlnz she always haa something
to finish firat."
Helen was soon ready and they began
their little concert. They sang manv pretty
songs then Margaret said. "Let's sing,
Two Little Birds Ars We.' "
"All right, but you always make so many
mistakes In that song." waa Helen's reply.
They got along very nicely until they
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swinging to and fro over the top of ths
tra. "A verv nice, obllsrlns: bird." ha
mused to himself. "I ll come here every
day and swing In Its cave.
I wonder If this la the bird's stomach?
Sio. I cuess not, for if lt were I wouldn't
bs so comfortable."
Then, to amuse himself. Brown Bruin be-
gan to pull at the rope which was caught
In the tree, thinking all the time that he
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b.i i v,.,h, .v.-
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earth below. And then he wished he were
again en terra urma ana pegan to rsei
hungry. No doubt his dear old mother had
dinner ready, and his brother and sister
would eat hs share of the food unless he
home? Here he was, going with the great
est speed toward the north, the place where
Brown Brum had seen such beautiful lighta
at certain times of the year, lighta which
seemtd to form a great circle over the
And so the day pasted, Brown Bruin sail
ing through air at a tremendous speed, and
the air growing colder and colder, causing
the little aeronaut great suffering. Down
In ths bottom of ths basket hs huddled.
and finding a blanket folded there crawled
beneath it. But his pangs of hunger grew
and grew, and on ha went farther and far-
ther away from home and food.
How lung he rode thus he never knew,
but on terribly blltsr day something
asionisning as n may seem, tne ancnor vt,.y ,aptdly. Ah, he waa on an iceberg tnatj Qte yVs must take him back with l nd ln loI' street of Bye and teresled in her, aa his nama was r. jonea.
becams loosened from ths forked limb, and and dld not know lt. Andi Btranger still. UB. He must be a new species of northern Wye- an1 he ouHht "'' 0,9 cnlld "lher w"
llks a flash the balloon reared, started and ,cfcb,r, was Just from the North pole. bear Ilever before " exBloreri( in U ci Castle Never, and la very his long-lost brother. Upon Inquiring his
was off w th the wind. Brown Bruin sitting Jus, melwd (rom tnat Mpot wnen U(jtn J beautiful to the y. at first. first name he found it to be the nam. of
-Ah fhl.y UflM !d Bw Brul. to CroW" fc1 tM 10 " "UrfSC- rlh Canadian bear. Wonder But "on ou l")Cm ot ec" 'r- " t"ok th ,m"y V"
hlrnlf ind on h; "d. ad rod? Then Then Bruin's travel, began again. Oh. how iis ever came here" mamma, and papas and kings and queen, horse and educated the younger one.. Ever
rLitFtl "-Id he ever st anything to eat! Then tn. caplaln and Bevera, of cr,w --her, - y "-w ured of hearing after M
Brown Bruin still thought the balloon to Bur.ly he would have starved had not he proceeded to surround Bruin and Pretty in tha t.ml ' V M v u live Ions "
be, rose higher In air, and pretty soon been a bear and used to going without food BOO Ut was their captive, but did not feel I. ' I!?.'. . , Th8 Be' y
came to the last versa and then Margaret
made aeveral mistakes.
I won't sing another nots," said Helen,
and got up from tha planb and went out was turned, he took the board and his sorry and would apologise in tha morn
of the house and Into the woods. 8he knife out to tha barn and slarttd to Ing. He walked slowly home and, as ho
walked around for a while and then laid whittle. was about a block from home, some of
down on the grass. In the tree, Just
above her, two little wrens were twittering
and flying about. Gradually their twitter-
(i.s vrtL.c - -
song Margaret and she had sung. Now
she could hear the words and they were
singing the last verse.
"Oh If the world could see
How birds all dwell In peace,
Then hate would never he
And love would never cease.'
How plainly she could hear It; and then
Send the news along, '
Love la all a aong."
And then as If suiting ths action to the
By Charlotte Boggs, Aged 18 Years,
6- u"' St Lincoln, Neb. Red Side.
"Y'ou horrid boy. you," cried Janet, glv
Ing her little brother a box on tha ear.
Jack began to try snd mother punished
Janet by making her sit up In a chair the
rest of the morning. While sitting there
Janet resolved to run away.
About noon she hurried along tha rail-
happened to the head of tha monster
(the gas bag of the balloon) and It came
quickly to earth. Brown Bruin found
himself on something he supposed to be
the ground, and, getting out of the bas-
ket, he- walked about, hoping to find a
bits to eat. Oh, how cold the Ice was un-
der his feet! And how starved he was,
pretty soon Brown Bruin saw that the
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pieee or eartn ne was on waa moving, n
f, .iv mnnih. .i b. time. But that was
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always In the winter, and this was the
summer ana urn. ior nun iu ..
lie couldn't find food he must be content
without It. So he sat on the side of the
iceberg, wondering what would bs his tiext
After some time spent in traveling in this
faahlon Brown Bruin awoke one mornng
to see a strange-looking thing on the
deep, blue water, coming right toward him.
And, to hla Joy. he felt that his piece of
ground had atopped floating for the time
De,n- e '"rg naa oeeo.ne -
several other iceberg and could not get
through the channel until the obstacles of
,ce should move on with It.
Then Brown Bruin saw some men (he
had seen such creatures many, many times
before) come from the object which lay on
the deep, blue water. iThi object was a
whaler and had gotten farther north than
was usual with boats of that kind, but th
way track, casting frightened glances back
of her She reached the woods In safely,
Tired from her long walk In the hot sun
she threw herself down on the cool grass
and soon fell asleep.
A little elf came and told her that she
must go home becausn her moiher did not
know where she was.
She replied ti nt her mother did not need
to know where she was.
"Well." snld the elf, "you are going home
this very evening and ak her to forgive
you for running away."
"No, I'm not,'" persisted Janet; "I say
I'm not, and I'm not."
"Yes you are," the little elf assured her.
A great peal of thunder awoke Janet
from her nap and not waiting to look
around for the elf she ran as fast aa she
That night while talking It all over with
her mother mid father she remarked. "I
shall never try running away again as long
as I live."
And she never did.
By Alta Wllken. Waco. Neb, Aged 14.
"O, John, do kill the old yellow cat; she
Is always In the way and wouldn't even
kill a mouse If It would run right up to
her," said Mrs. Abbott. The old cat had
been In this family for nearly ten years
and since It would no longer catch mice It
was not wanted.
"All right," said Mr. Abbott, "I will kill
her when I have time, but It does seem a
shame, because we have had her so long."
With this he went out to his work and
Mrs. Abbott began washing the dinner
dlRhes. Baby Kendall was out on the grass
playing, when suddenly Mrs. Abbott noticed
the old yellow cat Jumping In front of the
baby and trying to push him back.
"Mean old cat, can't even let baby play
without bothering him," thought Mrs. Ab
bott. Upon looking closer she saw some
thing else on the grass In front of the baby.
She ran out to see what It was and found
that the cat was trying to keep a large
snake away from the baby. Her scream
brought her husband, who, with a club,
soon killed the snake.
"Well, now, I'm ready to kill the eat,"
said Mr. Abbott.
"No! No!" said Mrs. Abbott. "You shall
never kill the old cat, as she saved my
baby's life, and after this wa will call her
Old Faithful. You shall be taken good cars
By Geneva Cole, Aged 13 Years, Nallgh,
Neb. Red Side.
George was years old today, and his
father had given him a flna, new knife.
and, George, like all boys, wanted to try
It, so sat to work finding a smooth board
After a fruitless search out doors, ha
went back into the house, where he spied
a piece of board, which was Just what he
wanted, so he thought he would tako it.
But ha was afraid to cut Into it, ha
thought perhaps his mother might want
It, so he asked her If he might use it.
"What for, my dear?" asked his mother,
"To whittle," aaid Oeodga.
"Oh. my son," she said, "I do not want
the board, but the knife la too sharp for
you to use now. Let us keep it until you
George was usually obedient, but this
time he thought he was old enough to
Judge for himself, so, while mother's back
Poor George, had he paid any attention
to conscience, he would have stopped right
therii but instead, he waited until he cut
nig poor mumD unui me oiooa gusnea out
, reat BtreamB, v
"Oh, mamma, mamma," hs cried, rush
ing into the house, "I waa so naughty to
do 11. hut I never will nln
After the poor thumb was bandaged
and a ktas was put on his cheek, his
mother talked to him a while, and then he
promised that be never would disobey
HaiTV S ChTlStmaS Tree
Dy Arild oisen. Aged 11 Years. 2418 South
girls are going to have one," aald Harry,
"CotJ ," said his mother, and led him out
into a corner of the garden, where stood
a little Christmas tree which Harry never
had noticed bafore. "This you may hava
,l uvi v-s iw emu ui ii, aam ma
moth Harry was so Interested in his
" r ux
nd evr' nlht fter "PPr he went out
to iee lt nls tree w" tnera- But tr n'-ht
before Christmas eve Harry, to his great
Borrow, found that his tree had dlsap-
peared. He ran Into the bouse crying and
captain waa a bit of an explorer as well as
a fUherman and liked setting far Into the
northern seas in summer). And then some-
thing strange happened. Instead of run-
nlng away from the nien who had landed
on the Icebergs from the whaler Bruin
stood his ground, looking them in the face
"Ah, a brown cub In this part of the
0ild!" cried the caulain of the whaler
"Now, did you ever see anything lik
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miim-i'i. wi.'a mv, iui nicy u nun aim
UBtd hlm kilidly. Then, after he had
become well acquainted with bolh boat
gnd men be nad a verJ. jully tmB( indeed,
and aB auled xonh fole, for somehow-
tha Illtn believed he had drifted down
irom that very spot on the iod of the
world. And North Tole became the pet
aiij the mascot of the whalers, and when
they returned to tha I nked States they
bud many stories to tell ut the little
brown b;ar they had found on an iceberg,
Had the men only explored the opposite
no, vi ine iceneig irom wnere tney round
Brown Liuin they would have solved the
mystery of Bruin's being there, for there
on th. lea in a frozen mass lay the bal-
0Ln with a burst gas bag. But doubtless
no one ever found that old balloon and Its
former owneis are perhaps wondering to
this day what ever btcame of lt, probably
luypu.ing It to bs l tLe bvUviu of the
told his mother that the tree was not
there. His mother took him In her lap
and said: ' Hairy, do yen know that the
night before Christmas the angels come
down and take the Christmas trees up to
heaven, where they decorate them with
flowers and lights?" Tha next nlKht,
which was Chilstmaa eve, Harry's mother
called him and said, "Come, Harry and
see your Christmas tree." Harry camo
running into the parlor and there beforo
him stood his Christmas tree filled with
blaclng lights, roses and baskets filled
with candy and nuts and on the tree were
gifts for Harry. Wasn't that a happy
Christmas eve for Harry?
Prince Albert, or Red Rock
By William HhvIr, Kin Bee, Aged Yeara,
221 West Third htreet, North Platte,
Neb. Red Side.
In olden times, when people believed In
fairies and witches, in a wood near a pal
ace there was a red rock' In the middle.
It was said that the rock was enchanted
and no one would go near. It was also
said that kings, princes and princesses had
tried to release It. It was Bald that a
prince had disobeyed a witch named Red
Eyes and so the witch changed him Into
a statue, saying If anyone could cut It
open ha would be free, but If they didn't
they would lose their lives, and when they
cut It open all her powers would be ended.
In this palace the prince lived; his name
waa Albert. Hundreds of years had
passed and no one had released him. One
morning an old soldier was reading a
paper when he noticed this:
WANTED Men and women to help re
lease Prince Albert. If a man lie will re
ceive a large sum of money, and if a
woman she will marry the prince.
The soldier showed all hla companions
this. They all thought it a good plan to
go, so all went to try their luck. The first
one did not succeed and so was put to
death. Then it was the same way to the
last one. He did a little' better, but did
not succeed. The same day a prlnoess
saw this and had a shm-p knife made;
thtn she went to the rock and tried hard.
At last sha thought of giving up, but
thought she would try once more. This
time she succeeded and there before her
waa the moat beautiful prince she ever
saw. He spoka In a kind manner and said,
You have saved my life." Then the crince
aaid that the red" rock was valuable, ao
they took it to the palace and were soon
married and lived happily ever after.
nTt n . . .
Why the Boys Apologited
By Rector Searle, Aged 10 Yeara, OgalaUa,
Neb. Red Bide,
The next to tha last day of school found
boys all talking and planning how
to make the next night, the most mlserablo
for tha achoolmaster. One boy (named
Chester), aaid ha had a plan. He said
for all to get tin pana and stlcka, dinner
bells or anything that would make a lot
of noise. Ha said for all to meet at his
house the next night at half past seven,
Th hext night at half past aeven, all
started for the schoolmaster's house, which
waa about a half a mile from Chester'a.
When they got to the schoolmaster's houas
they surrounded It and began tha racket
In about three minutes the front door
opened. The boya all ran, but Chaster
who was not a coward. Ha axpected to
sea tha schoolmaster, but was mlstaksn.
When the door opened. Cheater saw tha
town doctor come out. The doctor came
up to him and aaid that tha schoolmaster
was very sick Chester said he waa very
tha boys asked him why be did not run.
He then told them what the doctor said.
The next morning all the boys went to tha
ujjcior huubb, wueio too sviioouziaier
waa staying and apologised.
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trails City, Neb. Box 627. Red Side,
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c0ol place that waa to be found waa down
by the brook, tha children thought, so Ruby.
Margaret. June and tha only boy, Cleo,
gathered up the croquet set, and started
for the little brook, where, on the aoft
carpet of blue grass, they played croouet
awoke with a start; what had mamma told
them to do. She Jumped and ran to the
house, losing one of her slippers; sha did
not care If Culby or Bolton took it away;
and what she heard there was a tiny clink of
silverware, wnicn was on the side board.
6he ran In the house, and screamed, which
brougnt an tns neighbors In. The burglar
was soon In Jail, and aha always re-
membertd what her mother told her, and
the kiss that Margarefa mother gave her,
aim had well earned.
Tne Palace of Never
By j;dna Rohrs. .Aged 12 Years, 2112 Loeust
tnreet, umana. Neb, Ktd Hide.
The street of Bye and Bye leads to the
Caatle of Never.
The street of Bye and Bys Is a very nice
street to travel for it is always cool and
shady there, and one meets many nice
people on the way.
Many people, if you ssk something, say
'Bye and bye" or "1 11 see." Then you
know they are traveling ths streets of
Bye and Bye.
Now I am going to tell you of the castle
. 01 mia caane, ror. mougn at
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firM. 1. imu nipa vr.u lll fir, ir u
Cl 's story was taken from a
in ths Advanced Grammar.)
Mary Clelamj, Aged 12 Yeuie, 40.10 N'lch-
ulaa Sirfcul, Omaha. Red ejide.
waa a bright, sunny morning In June.
The roses were blooming. Allc. While and
her Utile brother, named John, wets going
to the brook to play, -m It was Alice's
birthday. Their mother had promised to
make them up a little lunch. Alice was
going to take her dulls and John was
going to tako his wagon. When they got
to th brook, which was not vejy far from
ths house, they sat down and Alice be-
wie.n aim w.o.i i.e.- - a .uuuei. sji.asn
ana auc looaru anu aaw ntr poor dull
V c A fDll-n In th. l.r,..,U 14i
,a long stick and stmpped poor dolly's
downwind course and pulled her to shore
safely, though dolly wws very wet. They
sat down to eat their lunch, Alice balng
very grateful to John for saving her doll
from a watery grave. '
A Chinese Solomon
By Rosaline Kohn. Aged 10 Years l33 ff uth
Twenty-SBCona siren, Omaha. Red fide.
A district magistrate of ShanghiU had
brought before htm a man charged with
stealing a table. The man denied the
charge, alleging that he was so feeble from
111 health that It was Impossible for him
to commit such a crime. The magistrate
listened gravely to tha tale, and professed
his sympathy and sorrow for the poor
man. "Go home," he said, "and get cured;
and, as you are very poor, take that bag,
which contains a number of copper coins,
as a present from me." The prisoner made
obeisance, threw the heavy bag over his
shoulders, and departed. He, had not gone
far beforo he was arrested and taken back,
and found guilty, the magistrate remarking
that a man who could earry a heavy ban
could easily tako a table.
The Needle and the Pin
By Gussle Saff elder, Aged 11 Years. 21 12
Locust Street, Omaha, lied Side.
"Dear me!" cried a pin bs Jean stuck
it in her dreas and bent It and dropped It
in the sewing bnsket. "Now," aald the
pin;" Just look at me; I am bent and my
looks nro spoiled and I shall never es
cape now." j
"Oh hush, you silly pin!" Interrupted the
needle. "Y'ou think you are badly hurt,
but Just think of me, broken In two
pieces. Marian stuck me in that stiff
' goods and broke me in two." "Now," aald
the pin, "I am foolish; I see that you ara
rlht- 1 nttU n8ver maktt that conplalnt
The Hopkins Circus
By Ebha Kllng, Aged 12, Mead, Neb
Vacation time had come at last and the
Hopkln children, Harry, Dick nd Mary,
after one month of leisure, found that
they had nothing to do.
So we find them on a day in July, trying
to think of some new game or pleasure.
whn Harry suddenly exclaimed: "Oh!
1 have lt" and then be explained to the
re,t of th children his plan about a circus,
Having confided thia plan to the rest of
tha chllden in the neighborhood, they set
to work to carry out thalr plan.
as th. Hopkm-. bam wa. t Praent
empty, that place waa choaen aa the elr-
the CCU8 M other Ju
Coming to the grounda wa are at ones
admitted for the price of 1 cent for which
we receive a ticket of red paper. Handing
thia to the ticket keeper, wa ara ad
mitted Into the animal's quarters, which
was really the part of the large barn.
"What animals," wa exclaim, and ani
mals there surely were; long lagged roost
ers were glraf f s, long legged hena were
ostriches, and Tommy, tha cat, was tha
tiger, and another oat, with ber small
kittens, were the lions.
But let us go along or wo shall tarry too
long hers and bs lata for the big show.
We are now admitted to another part of
the barn and think it beat to take reserved
seats, ao we are admitted to the bay loft.
We will not give you a brief account of
the sights: The "loop-the-loop," by a
small boy with Ms tricycle, terrifying tra
peze acta, and many other aota.
Wa leave tha "Hopkln's circus," having
rood time and. thlnklnar our momv
ooul(1 not bMn bitUP eptDt or th.
proo,e(js jn ai js waB Bent t0 hospital
for otber uul0 emnj,.,, wno could Bot
uch good times,
Fred Earry, Agtd 13. Monarch, Wyo.
boy of 11 came home very lata at night.
Hla name was Harry. Ha was very tired
from bis play. Harry undressed and
Climbed In bed and fell fast asleep. He
had a frightful dream. This Is what ha
dreamed: One sunny day Harry waa play-
ln ,n the and b' u, ea- AU l onoa
you doing just before I came?" "My nama
is uarry and I waa looking for sheila,"
Baid Harry, shivering from fear. "Do not
be afraid of me. Harry; I will do you no
harm." said the serpent. Harry brightened
up at this. "Goodby, Harry, I will have to
hurry or I will be late for church. I will
probably see you again." "Goodby," Harry
aald, and the serpent vanished under tha
Wanted, Girl to Do Housework
By Muriel Long, 3102 Vinton eltreet. Omaha,
11 Years Old. Seventh A Grade.
Mrs. Jones waa a very poor woman. 8hs
had threo children, ths oldeat, Angela, waa
17; ths next oldest, Grace, waa 11, and the
yur,SHt. Urtruds, was 5. Angela thought
tna would have to do something, as Mr.
Jnea had d' two months ago and Mrs.
Jones was too sick to work, and so ths
family waa destitute. That evening when
Th came and she was reading tna
advertisements her eys fell upon the above
ad. Next morning she applied and got
the position. Her employer was very In-
My Trip to the Country
By Dorth Ittece, Aged 9 Yeara, Ashland,
One day I went from Ashland to Mem
phis on the 6 10 train, to my aunt'a la th
I have four little cousin. Tha older
one, who is my age, ha three calves. Or 4
day when he went to take them to
ba, n a tin tub , ,lfd th tu J
to the ropu that was on th calf and
thought ho would get on, but, before b
got on the tub, the calf bey an to run. It
ran up a hill and Jumpid over a barb
m-tra funee Into the eurn. w hera the tub
cUJ(nt on Uie ric. and Btoppe1( an4
did th calf. We got It out.
We then went to hunt tha egg a.
fou,ld geven, and put them in th horse' a
feed boJ an(j whfn
we cam back, th
horses had eaten the egga.
I had lota of fun. Wa aLav-A
euce of mind had not left him. John took
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