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THE OMATTA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 13. 1010.
ON'DAY will be St. Valentine's
ent In excellent stories appropriate for this holiday. The editor
hopei that all of the Busy Bees will both give and receive valentines,
and if any of your little school friends are too poor to buy post cards
or valentines it would be nice if some of
children something to please them.
Some of the new Busy Bees who have recently won prizes have expected
to R-t a prize the day after It was awarded. ' The prizes are not sent until a
week or ten days afterward In order to give the editor and the Busy Bees time
to see if the stories are original. Sometimes the new writers do not under
stand that they are to write the stories themselves and they copy a storf
cither from a book or from another paper or magailne. A few weeks ago two
little Busy Bees sent in exactly the same story about the little birds building
a nest in the scare crow's pocket. These children did not understand that
they were not allowed to copy. Sometimes copied stories get into the papers,
but if we wait a few days it is usually discovered.
Trizes were awarded this week to
Thjllis Corbett, also on the Red side.
Blanche Ball, also on the Red side.
Any of the Busy Bees may send cards to anyone whose name Is on the
Postcard Exchange, which now includes:
J-an De Long, Alnsworth. Neb.
IrVn MrC'oy, Barn si on, Nen.
Lillian Mervin. Reaver City, Neb.
Mibrt Wilt, Bennington, Neb.
.Anna Gottsch, Bennington. Neb.
Minnie Gottsch. Bennington. .Neb.
Asne Dampke, Benson, Neb".
Marie Gallagher. Benkelman, Ne. (Box 12).
Ida May. Central City, Neh.
Vera Cheney, Crelajhtnn, Neh.
Louis Halm, David City, Neh.
Rhea Freldell, Dorchester, Neb.
Aleda Bennett Elgin, Neb.
Eunice Bode, Fall City. Neb.
Ethel Reed. Fremont Neb.
HuM Lundburg, Fremont, Nab.
Marion app. Gibson, Neb.
Maxguerlte Bartholomew, Gothenburg;. Neh.
Lydla Roth. 0 West Koenlg street. Grand
Ella Voss. 407 West Charles street, Grand
Irene Oostllo, 115 West
Grand Island, Neb.
Jessie Crawford, 4 West Charles street,
Grand Island. Neb.
Taiiline Srhultn, 412 West Fourth
Grand Island. Neb.
Marina Murphy. 23 East Ninth
Grand Island, Neh.
Hugh Itutt, Leshara. Neb.
Hester K. Rutt, Leshsra. Neb.
Altce Temple, Lexington, Neb.
Ruth Temple, Iexlntrton, Neh.
Anna Nellson, Lexington, Neb.
Kdythe Krelts. Lexington. Neb.
MarJorle Temple. Lexington, Neb.
A lire Grasemeyer, 1545 C St., Lincoln, Neb.
Marian Hamilton. 2029 L St., Lincoln. Neb.
Elsie Hamilton. 2029 L St., Lincoln, Neb.
Irene I Usher, JOnO L street, Lincoln, Neb.
Hughle Dlsher, 2090 L street Lincoln, Neb.
Charlotte Boggs, i7 South Fifteenth street,
Lincoln, Neb. N
Helen Johnson. 234 South Seventeenth
street, Lincoln, Neb.
Althea Myers. 224 North Sixteenth street,
Ioulse Stiles. Lyons, Neb.
Kstelle McDonald, Lyons, Neb.
Milton Helzer. Nebraska City. Neb.
Harry Crawford. Nebraska City, Neb.
Harvey Crawford, Nebraska City, Neb.
Lurlle Haien, Norfolk, Neb.
Helen Reynolds. Norfolk. Neb. i
Leth Lsrkln, So. Sixth St., Norfolk, Neb.
Emma Marquardt, Fifth street and Madi
son avenue, Norfolk, Neb.
Genevieve M. Jones, North Loup, Neb.
William Davis, 221 West Third street.
North Platte, Neb.
Louise Raabe, 200 North Nineteenth ave
Frances Johnson, 813
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Marguerite Johnson. 933 North Twenty
fifth avenue, Omaha.
Kmlle Brown. 2322 Boulevard, Omaha.
Helen Goodrich. 4010 Nicholas St.. Omaha.
Mary Brown, 2322 Boulevard. Omaha.
Kva Hendee, 4402 Dodge street, kOmaha.
Lillian Wirt, 4158 Cass street. Omaha..
Bassett Ruf. 1K14 Blnney street, Omaha.
Jack Coad, S718 Farnam street. Omaha.
Juanlta lnnee, 2769 Kurt street. Omaha.
Mr. Cub Vanity
R. CUB VANITY was ona or
those foolish, vain bears that
one sees In nearly every bear
village. And it is a happy fact
that they are never very popu
lar, for bears, like people, love
Intelligence and good sense. And they ad-
mire pride In their own kind, but will not for a waistcoat a piece of bright yellow
tolerate vanity. And right here and now, satin, appllqued with red-breasted birds,
little readers, you must never confuse flying chlnward. For trousers he selected
pride with vanity, for they could never cloth of brown and green stripes; for a
be friends. The one Is a very commendable coat, bright crimson velvet adorned with
tialt Indeed, everyone should possess the brass buttons. He bought a high silk hat
quality while the other denotes a very 0f tny, banded with purple,
"light head" and a foolish one, not to say wen at last the evening of the party
egotism. came. Mr. Vanity was a sight to behold.
Well, Mr. Cub Vanity waa one of those Decked out In his bright colors, he re
silly, self-conceited fellow who think they sembled a bird of gay plumage. Off to
aie the envy and admiration of the entire mard th nom of ,h, gmallno.M he ,trut.
community In which they live. ' And he ted. for all the world like a young- turkey
waa the age to cast sly glances toward the robbler. An1 h, ,.,.,,, tne 8am
was one he waa especially attracted to, the
laughter of the most prominent bear family
of the town. Miss Beauty Smallnose. fcitie
was a most lovely cub and a great favor
ite with the young beara, male and female.
Several times young Mr. Cub Vanity had
made Ills boast that after he had come ef
Ke. he would marry Miss Beauty Small-
nose and thereby become toe richest young
bear In the whole woods, for old Prof.
Smallnose was reputed to be very wealthy.
And not only was he a wealthy bear, but
he was also a most ho non-able one, and
looked up to by all His fellows. He pos
sessed business Integrity and Industry, aud
hla family consisting of wife and daughter
were unassuming beara who' lived simply
and made ho pretense to being great? In
this simplicity and good common sense they
were great without Intending to be which
Is the way of the truly great.
Once Misa Beauty Smallnose waa told by
a friend of the boast mad by young Cub
Vanity, and she smiled In an amused way,
remarking that "It took two to make a
bargain." And then the silly fellow waa
entirely forgotten by her save when she
chanced to see him swaggering about the
streets, playing the dandy and ahowtng otf
hi good clothes.
It wu St. Valentine's eve that brought
about the downfall of the egotistical Cub
Vanity, and it happened In this manner:
There was to be a party a St Valentine'
party at the home of Dr. Deep Learning.
The festivity waa given in honor of his
young son, a bright fellow, who was learn
ing his estimable father's profession, and
ho seldom was seen in society, his time
being so occupied with study. But on this
occasion young Honor Deep Learning waa
to be the host of the evening, and all tin
village uas in eager anticipation.
Among tnote invited waa the silly snob,
Cub Vanity. Not that he and Honor Deep
Loarnlng were friends; but because Dr.
and Madaia Deep Learning were too kind
te slight any of the young folks in the
town, and because they hoped silly Cub
Vanity would learn from the more aerious
and worthy you.ng bears ha would come In
contact with at their house.
When he received the invitation to at
tend the St. Valentine party at the home
- of the tMp Learning Cub Vanity ami led
in a self-satisfying way. "They wl make
ine the lion of the evening," he mused.
Then he did some more talking to himself.
"1 U scot Ml.a Beauty Smllnes te Ui
day and several of the Busy Bees have
the Busy Bees would send these little
Eunice Wright, on the Red side, and to
Honorable mention was gtven to
Meyer Cohn, MS Georgia avenue, Omaha,
Ada Morris, U2i Franklin street, Omaha.
Mvrtle Jensen, 2MS Isard street. Omaha.
Orrtn Fisher, 1210 S. Eleventh St., Omaha.
Mildred Krlekson, 2709 Howard St., Omaha.
Oscar Erickson. 2700 Howard St., Omaha.
Gall Howard, 4722 Capitol avenue, Omaha
Helen flouck, 1B25 Iothrop afreet, Omaha.
Emerson Goodrich. 4"10 Nicholas, Omaha.
Maurice Johnson, 1027 Locust St., Omaha.
I,eon Canon. 1124 North Fortieth, Omaha.
Pauline Coad, 371 Farnftm street, Omaha.
lima Howard, 4722 Clpltol avenue, Omaha.
Hllah Fisher, 1210 South Eleventh, Omaha.
Mildred Jenaen. 2707 leavenworth, Omaha.
Fxln Hedrn, 278 Chicago street. Omaha.
Mabel Shelfelt, 4914 North Twenty-fifth
Walter Johnson, 2405 North Twentieth
Emm Carruthers. 3211 North Twenty-fifth
Gretchen Eastman.- 1M South Thirty
eighth street, Omaha.
Leonora Denlaon, The Albion, Tenth and
Pacific atreets, Omaha.
Mae Hammond, O'Neill, Neb.
Madge L. Daniels. Ord, Neb.
Zola Beddeo. Orleans, Neb.
Agnes Richmond. Orleans, Neb.
Marl Fleming. Osceola, Neb.
Lotta Woods, Pawnee City. Neb.
Karl Perkins, Reddlngton. Neb.
Edna Enls. Stanton, Neb.
Lena Peterson, 2211 Locust St.. E. Omaha.
Ina Carney, Sutton, Clay county, Nebraska,
Clara Miller, Vtlca, Neb.
Mildred T. Jones, North Loup, Neb.
Alt W liken, Waco.' Neb.
Leo Becliord, Waco, Neh.
Mae Grunke, Wl Point Neb.
Elsie Stasny, Wllber, Neb.
Frederick ware, Wlnslde. Neb.
Pauline Parks, Tork, Neb.
Kdna Behllng, Tork, Neh.
Mary Frederick York, Neb.
Carrie B. B&rtlett, Fontanelle, la.
Irene Reynolda, Little Ploux. Ia. ,
Ethel Mulholland. Box 71, Malvern, la.
Eleanor Mellor, Malvern, la.
Katherlne Mellor, Malvern, Ia.
Ruth Robertson, Manilla. Ia.
Mildred Robertson. Manilla, la.
Margaret B. Wltherow, Thurman. Ia.
Bertha McKvoy. R. F. D. 3, Box 26. Mis
souri Valley, Ia.
Henry L. Worklnger. car Sterling Remedy
company, Attica, Ind.
Adlen Sorry. Monarch. Wyo. Box 82.
Fred Sorry, Monarch, Wyo.
Pearl Barron, Monarch, Wyo.
Jonn Barron. Monarcn. wyo.
Edlth Amend, Sheridan. Wyo.
Pauline Squire, 3r.nd, Okl.
Fred Shelley, 230 Troup street, Kansas
Mary MclntOHh, Sidney',' Neb.
Nellie Diedrick, Sidney. Neb.
Kunlce Wright 633 North Logan street
Lewis Poff, 3116 Franklin street, Omaha,
Anna Voss. 407 West Charles Street, Grand
and His Valentine
function. She'll be proud to go in my
c6mpany, and how the other girl bears
will envy her!"
Then the vain fellow began making prep
arations In the v matter of dress for the
evening. And such a ray attire was never
seen before In the bear village. He had
grade or brains that a
usually possesses. Of course, we are not
making light of a turkey gobbler's brains,
they are all right for a turkey, but one
expects more In a bear a bear whose
rearing has bn such as has been Cub
Vanity's. For he had been well-reared.
and in thm mMut tt .lrlllv4 --a i a
bW9 wh lh t JIve Jn
ia iu. very oraiiuuy company. Thus, we
are not belittling the young turkey, cock,
but Cub Vanity by the comparison.
On arriving at the house of the Small
nosua. Cub Vanity waa disappointed to
nnA fm"y tone. And he should have
notified them of his Intention to call for
Mis Beauty. Well, he would hurry on to
the pajty and choose her for his evening s
On entering the house of Dr. and Madam
Deep Learning Jir. Cub Vanity paid his
THANKS FOR YOL'R OFFEIt,
RULES FOR YOUNG WRITERS
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pap only and aumber the page.
a. TJse pea s lak, Bet peaoll
S. Short and polated articles will
e giraa preference. Be not use over
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will be ased.
S. Write year Bm, age aad ad
iUess at the top ef the first page.
rirst aad aecoad prise of books
will be glvea for the best twe oo
tri buttons to thla page each week,
Addrea all eesunanleatloas to
(First Prize.) ,
By EuniceWright Age II Years, 6S2 North
Logan Street, Fremont, Neb. Red Side.
Tomorrow was to be St. Valcntlne'a day
and Helen was very happy. She had made
and bought all of the valentines that she
Intended to give to her little friends.
That night she was suddenly wakened by
a light touch on her. forehead. She sat up
in bed and rubbed her eyes. A bright light
streamed Into the window and she saw the
beautiful form of a fairy In the midst of
"What would you like best of all In the
world?" said the fairy to Helen.
"A little sister," answered Helen.
"Granted," said the fairy, as she smiled entine box at school and I will get no val
down unnn the astonished Helen, waved entlnes."
ner wand and disappeared.
Helen laid down again and covered up.
She lay thinking- about the fairy and a
little sister. She wondered If the fairy
really and truly would bring her a little- some."
sister. Then she fell asleep and dreamed The girls at school had planned on glv
of a darling little aister about, the same ing their teacher a valentine, but when
age and sue of she herself that a fairy
had brought her. In the morning she told
her mamma about the experlencea of the
"You must have dreamed it Helen," said
Mrs. Dodge, "for there are no such things
as fairies." '
Helen alghcd and said, "Now, maybe I
did dream It mamma, but when I shut my
yea I can see that fairy as plain as if it
had been Just a minute ago."
Her mother laughed and went away say-
Ing to herself, "poor child, she really ought
to have a sister to keep her company
Helen went and aat in her father's big
leather armchair. She wondered and puz
aled about her dream. Then she said she
thought she did dream it and went to da
liver her valentines.
First waa to Marie Harris' house to give
her a valentine with two cuplds on in a
.heart of red painted by her own little fin
gers. Next was Dorothy'a house and then
Dora, Doris, Kathrlne, Margarelte, Isabelle,
Pearl, Thelma and Belle. She had sent all
of her post card valentines away the day
before. When she' got home she found
a good many post card valentines and
other valentines awaiting her.
At supper time she was about to run
down to the postofflce when what ahould
she see lying on the doorstep but a little
girl. Her soft golden curls hung about her
head so prettily that Helen could not move
for astonishment. Helen stooped down and
kissed her, she started, no one had ever
done such a kind thing to her before, ghe
had run. away from home to escape kicks
Helen ran to tell her mother. She brought
the child in by the warm fire. They asked
questions about her life and home.
"Where do you live?" asked Helen
"In a miserable tenement house on Park
street," was the timid answer.
"What is your name?"
Then Mildred told hr story and Helen's
mother agreed to claim her as Helen's
"Mamma," said Helen, "now I know I
didn't dream It. It's true." And she danced
up and down and hugged iier new sister.
Her mother smiled at tho delighted child.
"It's the best valentine of them all, mam
ma." And then she sat down and told Mil
died about the fairy of the night be-or-
The Ant Picnic
By Phyllis Corbett, Aged 13 Years, Sidney,
Nab. Red Side.
One bright morning, a colony of ants
were sitting a short distance from their
tiny home. They were all watching with
respects to th host and hostess and bowed
condescendingly to young Honor Deep
Learning, for whom lie felt a secret hatred
engendered by envy and Jealousy. Then
BUT YOU WILL HAVE SO DISPOSU
great attention the frolics of the young
ants who were enjoying a merry game.
"I think we ought to have a real holiday
for the children," said Mrs. Ant to her
"I am sure tliey deserve It, for they
have been so studious In school lately."
"I quite apreo with Jour plan, my dear,"
answered Mr. Ant.
"How would a picnic do," asked another
"That's Juftt the thing," replied Mrs,
Ant, "I'm sure the children would love
The children were told about the picnic
and could hardly wait for morning to come
as that was the day of the picnic.
The day was bright and warm, and the
ants rose early and soon set out with huge
baskets on their arms, which contained the
Swings were put up and there the young
ants enjoyed many a hour swinging up
among the trees.
After lunch was eaton they decided to
return home ns It was cutting late. They
H said they had had a lovely tlmo, and
decided to have a picnic every year.
By Blanche Ball. Aged 11 Years, West
Twenty-second Street and Tenth Ave
nue, Kearney, Neb. Red Side.
"Oh, mamma!" said Hannah, the 12-year-old
daughter of Mrs. Jones, "I have
no friends and we are going to have a vai
"Oh, well," said Mrs. Jones, "If no one
cares about you we will have a good time
by ourselves. We will make some valen
tines by ourselves and give each other
they saw the sad look on Hannah's face
one of tho girls said: "Let us give the
valentine to Hannah Instead of teacher.
She is so poor and has such a hard time
making a living." The rest of the girls
Valentine day came and all the girls
wore a smile but Hannah. At noon all
the girls brought their valentines and put
them in the box.
Hannah didn't expect ta get any, so she
did not say anything. When the teacher
put ,ler hand m the box and drew out
large pasteboard box and read, "To Han
nah, from her schoolmates." Hannah opened
her eye in surprise, for it was the nicest
valentine anyone in the room got. She
could hardly wait till she got out of
school to thank the girls.
She went home that evening and told her
mother about It and said It was the
happiest Valentine day she ever had. I
think so, too, don't you?
Camping in the Woods
By Helen E. Morris Aged 9 Years. Mc
Cook Junction, Neb. Blue Side.
Last fall some boys and girls planned to
go to the woods for school would be closed
for a week. Their parents consented, for
Mrs. Rowe was going along to chaperone
A merry company started out one Mon-
day morning In a hayrack for the woods.
They had planned to go camping up
the mountain about a mile and a hulf
Each boy carried a gun, while the girls
and Mrs. Rowe each carried a large basket
chuck full to the top with goodies.
When they got to the place selected for
camping, they pitched the tent. It was
a large tent so they divided it into two
parts by putting a large canvas in the
middle. One was the girl's room and the
other was the boys' room. Then they
pitched a smaller tent for the kitchen.
They next unloaded the wagon and set
the baskets In the kitchen tent.
It was drawing toward noon, so they
took out a table cloth and spread it out
under one of the largest trees. Then they
took out the lunch. There were cakes,
sandwiches, frulta, candles, pickles, desertfl,
and it would take so long to tell the rest
I don't believe I'll do it.
After dinner the boys went Into the
woods with their guns and left Mrs. Rowe
and the girls to clear the table and wash
the dlsheB. Then they read, told stories,
talked or took a nap.
Late in the afternoon the boys came back
with about a doxen squirrels which they
had killed. They got to work to clean
come for supper.
In the meantime the girls made a fire.
he moved on through the drawing room to
where MLms Beauty Smallnose was tha cen-
ter of a large and merry group of young
bears. Ignoring those about her, he rudely
OF YOLR CHARMS ELSEWHERE." ,
Then Mrs. Rowe got some skillets ready
to fry the squirrels.
As the boys got the squirrels cleaned,
Mrs. Rowe put them on to fry.
The supper tasted pretty good to a
hungry crowd like they were.
That night they slept fine and not a thing
And so they spent a pleasant week In
Rv Ruth Turner, Aaed 14 Years, corner
Thirteenth and Main Streets, Fremont
Neb. Red Side.
Nellie Parsly was a very kind-hearted
girl. Iter father was well to do and they
lived In a large stone house. Nellie's
nurse, Mable, was sick and was not able
to be out of bed: That made Nellie feel
very cross, because she was used to hav
ing Mable read to her. So she stole down
atalra into tiie library where her Aunt
Ellen was sewing, and laid her head In
her anty's lap and began to cry and said
that she had nothing to do. I . will tell
you what we will do; wo will make some
valentines, for Aunt Ellen liked such
things. So Aunt Ellen and Nellie Went
into the drawing room, where they were
for about an hour. After they had made
four bright red ones Nellie thought it
would be nice to write on the back who
they were for. I am going to give this
ono to papa with the Dutch boy on; this
one to nurse, and this one to Nancy Belle;
that girl who lives by grandpa's house,
and what's your reason for giving her that
one, said Aunt Ellen. I would give that
one to mamma. But you see she Is very
poor and will not get many, I know, and
that was Nellie's reason.
The Poor Widow
By Margaret Elder (care of Mr. Tavlor),
Aged U Years. Abbott, Hall County,
There was once a poor widow and her
little girl, who lived in a email Iiuiibu.
They were vtry poor; the mother had to
go out and work all day, and the little
girl had to tidy up the house. The mother
thought it would be so nice If she could
save enough money to take her little girl
to the seaside. Th3 poor widow's husband
belonged to a wealthy family, who never
forgave him for marrying a poor dress
maker. Always when the little girl went
to bed she praycl for the Lord to soften
grandpa's heart. They were sitting by
the fire one cold winter night, and scarcely
any fire burning to keep them warm, whon
a loud knock at the door startled them.
On looking around there stood a tall gen
tleman, clad In furs, asking them to for
give htm for Ms hardness and made the
poor mother and little girl get ready at
once and go with him to his large house.
So they were treated kindly and had
plenty ever after. The poor woman and
her little girl nver forgot to thank the
Lord for softening grandpa's heart
A Birthday Party
By Grace Robinson, Aged 10 Years, Water
loo, Neb. Red Side.
The sun was aiming outdoors. Helen
had Invited some Hi tie girls over to her
party. She was going to be 9 years old.
There were to be nine girls at her party.
After while she saw them all coming to
gether, and very soon came a knock at the
door. She went to the door and opened it
and they walked In. Helen said, "Would
you all like to have a rlda in our auto-,
mobile?" And they all shouted, "Oh, my,
yes, Helen I" And very soon the automo
bile was waiting for them and they ran
out and got into It. Helen had planned to
go to Greenvillo park, and, as she made
a surprise, she took a lunch along. Tbey
saw lots of nice things on their way; then
they came to Glenvllle park. They all got
out and went to took at the animals first
and then the flower, and then they
thought it was time to eat their lunch, so
they all sat down on the green grass and
ate their lunch, after which they all
climbed into the automobile and rode back
to Helen' house. When it was time for
them to go home they all thanked Helen
for their ride and her kindness, and all
went to their homes thinking what a
good time they had.
Frank's Lesson 1
By Bruce Taylor, Aged 11 Years, Abbott
Neb. Blue Side.
One day a boy named Frank was walk
ing through the woods not far from his
home, when he heard his mother -calling
him. She wanted him to feed the chickens,
but Frank did not turn around; he pre
tended not to hear his mother and h
went deeper Into the woods without think
ing how far he was going, until he turned
around and he did not know where he
was. It waa getting dark and he knew
that he was lost so he looked around
for some place to sleep, and, seeing a
hollow tree, he crawled into it and went
to sleep, and when he awoke he saw
two men standing not far away. They
were talking together. One of them aald:
"I wonder where that kid la! If he Is
around here some place where we could
get him we would make his parents pay
a good sum of money." Frank kept as
Btlll as a mouse and soon the men went
pushed Mh way to her side, and In a loud
aud boastful way said; "Ah, good even
ing, Mistt Beauty. I called to excort you
here, but you had already gone. I should
have notified you of my Intention to call
for you and then you would have waited."
For a moment Beauty Smallnose was
dumbfounded by the boldness and auda
city of Cub Vanity, but her wit was keen
and her tonsuo ready, and with a ladylike
ulr she said; "You ara very kind, Mr. Cub
Vanity, but had even you expressed a dJ
ciro to escort me here tonight I should
have b;en obliged to refuse your company.
I always go attcnd.HH by my parents."
But this did not in tho 1'ast disconcert
Cub Vanity. As ono of the Jolly bears after
ward said In relating the Incident, "it took
a brickbat In the chest to make him tu'ii
1 le." And, figuratively speaking, it flld.
SUII prtKHing I. Is attentions uixm MN.h
Beauty Smallnose, he loudly offcr-il hull
s' If as hir valentine for tho. evening, say
ing: ''Of couj-i-e, it's i.nly for this evening,
you will understand and not for the sea
son, aa is the usual custom. 1 am such a
"So unlike me," smiled Miss Vitality
calmly, but In a loud voice so that all
nilgll overhear her reply to the impudent,
t-Kotfttlcal fellow, "I have never thought
of you as a possible companion not even
for an ev-nlng. and I never chaage my
mind. Thanks for your offer, but you
will hve to dispose of your charms else
where 1 rn already engaged for the
Then it was that Cub Vanity felt his
feathers falling, and with a blush of
wounded vanity he turned and left the
house and from that day to fhla he ha
never been Invited into polite circles.
away and Frank cam out Of the hollow
tree to see if he could find his home, and
after he had walked a little while he saw
his father coming and on the way home
he told his father what h had heard.
And after that he always came when his
mother called him.
By Gladys Wilson, Aired 10 Years, Geneva,
Neb. Red Side.
One day a lady, whose name waa Miss
Beaufort, Was going to take a ride with
her father, but he waa called away un
expectedly to his brother's bedside, where
the brother lay unconscious. Miss Beau
fort wuntrd to take a ride so badly that
she thought she would try to tempt the
horse to be caught So she took some oats
and tho halter and went out to the pasture
where the horse was. When the horse saw
her coming with the oats he. came up to
where she was standing and began eating.
After while Miss Beaufort's dog came up
to her and, being Jealous of Miss Beaufort,
began barking at the horse. The horse
became frightened and galloped away. So
Miss Beaufort lost her ride by the dog's
barking at the - horse.
A True Sheep Story
By Warda Woods, Aged Years, Pawnee
City, Neb. Red Side.
One summer morning, oit In a pen, stood
a poor little black-faced lamb crying ba,
ba! Pretty soon a little girl heard hint
and came running to see what waa the
The poor little thlng'a mother waa dead.
She picked it up In her arma and said,
"You poor little thing; I'll take care of
you." So she took it to tbe house and got
it some milk In a bottle. He did not like
to drink out of a bottle at first but after
a few days all she had to do waa to go
to the door and call "Coon, Coon," and
up he would jump and go running to her
and empty the bottle. She called . bint
Coon because he had such a black face.
After a short time he quit crying, and got
fat and happy. . One day when she waa
petting him she found two little horns.
After at few weeks he used these horns to
bunt this little girl over with. Then he
would get up and lay bis head against
her like he waa sorry. He soon got so
large that they had to turn him out with
the bunch of sheep.
By Frank Brielmaler, Aged 11 Years. 2014
, Cuming Street, Omaha. Red Side.
John Howard, a boy of 16, was busy in
the store, when Mr. Andrews, who was
both his employer and godfather, called
him and said, "I want you to take these
pieces of cloth to the hotel to Mr. Smith,
the bankor from Paris. The price and
samples ere on these tickets, and be care
ful not to make a mistake. John took the
cloth and went to th hotel, where he was
taken to Mr. Smith' room. Th banker
looked at the pieces of cloth, and putting
one aside, said, "I like this best How
much Is it?" "Fifty cents a yard," an
awered John. "Alright eWe me thirty
yard of it." Wlille John measured the
cloth the banker took a lot of gold from
hla pocket and handed John $15. When he
returned to tbe atore Mr. Andrews aald:
"I hope you have not made a mistake."
"I don't think I have, sir," answered John.
John then counted th money before the
merchant and noticed he had charged DO
cents Instead or 2S cents. The merchant
noticing this, said: Ah, good boy; that's
the way to make mistakes. I am proud
of you." "Godfather," cried he, "you
suiely would not do that? It would not be
honest I shall go bark to Mr. Smith and
return the money he has overpaid," and
a ay he went before the man could say
another word. When John reached the
hotel he went to Mr. Smith's room. The
barker, who was busy, looked surprised.
"What do you want?" he asked, "I can
not be disturbed now; come some other
time." "Pardon me," said the boy, "but
I must apeak to you. By mistake I over
charged you on the cloth you bought, and
I came to return you your money." "But
why didn't you keep the money yourself?"
said Mr. Smith. "I could not think of
such a thing; it would not ba honest," an
A Jolly St. Valentine Game
JOLLY little game that can be
ft participated in ny as many
I want to play It is described
I ,,.. I'nt frnm a niece at thick
red cloth the hvier the better
a large heart. Draw a white
circle say an Inch in diameter In tha very
center of ll. And In the center of Ihe
whit circle put a black dot say the slse
of a pea. Baste the heart on a white
canvas an ordinary bed sheet will do and
then stretch the canvas against tho par
lor wall. Tack it in place, nice and smooth,
ao that there will be no wrinkles In It or
in I lie heart.
The guts, when retdy to begin the
game, are ea'ih handed a Ions, whlte
ptaded pin with his or Iier name written
on a bit of paper and attached to tha head
of tha pin. This little paper lag should
not be over two inches long and half an
Inch wide, Just sufficiently long and wide
to accommodate the nam of the guest
using th pin to which It Is attached.
Then one at a time the guests are re
quested to put the pin in the black dot
in the whlnte circle, "piercing the depths
of the heart," it la called. The guest I
Oeorgle, dressed up spick and fine.
Presented himself as a valentine '
To little Polly, who tossed Iier head.
Turned up her none, and pertly anid:
' My goodnesji-mel Why, don't juu Khojj,
You're not a card, with a ribbon how.
And cuplds and roses, painted fine!
You're Just a boy not a valentine!"
Then Georgia blushed and meekly said:
"To you by Cupid I was led;
And my love for you, so very true.
Is tied about by ribbon blue."
Rut Polly laiiRhed In a teasing way,
And said: "I'll bid you a good luy,
Scmo other girl may not declino
To take you as her valentine."
swered th boy. "You are a flno fellow,"
said Mr. Smith, and asking the boy's name
and address, said: "Wo shall meet again,
John." On his return lie met his god
father, who was very angry. As lie en-
teted his employer said: "Ieavo my slgliy
aud novTT let me lay eyes upon you
again." John did not answer, but sorrow
fully turned homeward. Ills parents were
surprised to see him, but he told them hl
atory. As thoy were seated together a rap
cam at th door. It was opened and Mr.
Smith stepped in and said: "I must leave
for Paris early in the morning and felt
that I must see you before going. I have
heard that your son haa lost his position
by being honest and thereforo offer him
a place in my bank, where we need Just
such lads as he." John listened and then
said: "I am much obliged to you, but my
father and mother need me, so I cannot
accept ySur offer." "John, you ought to
accept such an honorable place as that."
aald hla father. "Wo are very poor, my
son, but go, John, with this gentleman."
John wept while he listened to his father,
but no longer said "no." Ho worked in the
bank until he grew up, when he soon hud
a large one of his own.
Elizabeth's Reward f
By Pauline Eller, Aged 12 Years, Blair,
Neb. Blue Side.
Elizabeth was home from school with a
bad cold. She sat down and was writing
on the typewriter. After she had practiced
for a few days In .secret she told her
father and mother, who were very much
surprised. So the next day she asked her
father to bring her some work from liis
office, as he waa a lawyer. After that she
waa able to help her father quite a bit
But one day, several years afterward, her
father slipped and fell on a piece of ice
and broke his arm. So Elizabeth waa left
to support her father and mother, as her
mother waa an invalid. Picking- up The
Omaha Bee she saw an ad for a stenog
rapher. The next morning; she went down
into the heart of the big city and aocured
the position. Tills gave her ample means
to keep the family out of debt. But her
reward waa when she came home from fp
office, tired and dusty with her day'a work,
she waa always greeted with a smile and a
cheerful word, which ; bhe called her re
ward. Three Little Goosey Goslings
By Mabel M. Etchlson, Aged 9 Years. 17
South Thirty-third Street, Omaha, Neb.
There were once three little yellow and
white goslings, who .had no mother. One
day they went out walking and met un old
"Good morning," said the goose. "Where
are you going this fine morning?"
"We are hunting for a home." said the
three little gosling, and we don't know
where to id."
"Come with nm," said the gray goose. '
"I have a nice home in a barrel, up by the
barn, and no little goslings to put In it.
Come with me, and I will be your mother."
The three little yellow and white gos
lings bobbed their head and looked so
pleased that the old goose wanted to kiss
them, but she didn't know how.
So she started off to her barrel and the
little goslings waddled after. But there
waa a fox watching them from behind a'
"Ha, Ha!" Slid the fox to himself. "I
see three yellow and white goosey gos
lings. I think I'll catch one for my sup
per." Ho crept softly through the, grass,
and was just going to pounce on one of
them when tli goose turned around and
flapped her wing in his face.
Boo: Boor said tne goose; away
youf away with you!" and frightened
1 the l
fox into the woods again.
By Doris Harrier, Aged 10 Years, Valley,
Neb. Red Side.
I Ihe on a farm. There are lots of squir
rels here. Last week my papa got a big
sack of nuts and was going to give them
to the squirrels, for they were old. So 1
took them out and layed them on the
ground. Th squirrels thought they weio
very good. They ate some of them and
put the rfst away for the winter.
carefuly blindfolded and then turned round
aeveral times to conrus him. lis advances
toward the heart If he hai not been too
much confused by the whirls lio has been'
put tln-ough and endeavors to place the
pin on the black dot. Then the fun begins,
for aometimea the pln3 are pu ut the very
outer edge of the heart and occasionally
on the rdges of the canvas, some distance
from the luart. But, of course, a few will
be lucky enough to hit the white circle,
which Is pretty good, and fewer still will
put 4he pin. through the bluck dot.
After all have had their "try'" the hostess
examines the llttl paper t.m's on the pin
heads und the rlrl or bey who hit the cen
ter of the black dot or cuine th nearest
to it Is awarded the prize, which sho4ii
be a flno valentine. And those entering
the white circle rUould have second prizes
of smaller valentines. To the guest who
strays the farthest from tha desired black
dot should be awarded a "consolation" or ,
"booby" prize. This may bo as ludicrous
aa the young host pleases to nial W
Much fun may be enjoyed at tlli free-for-all
contcM" in "piercing k dtpUu of
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