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TIIK OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 10, 1010.
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RE the Busy Boca enjoying the stories about trees which are being pub
lished on the Children' page?
ig to plant trees this spring?
children rutting and spoiling
tie friends not to do thi.t they would be dong considerable good in tbts world.
Several little boys and irlu in our own city have spoiled a number of young
trees and have broken thrm while they are little, not realizing that these
little trees will soon grow to be beautiful large trees, giving shade for the chil
dren who play out of doors on the warm summer days and making nice cool
places for older people who wish to stop and rest beneath this grateful shade.
Surely all of the children like the fruit tret s which give us the apples,
peaches, pears, nuts and other good things to eat. If all of the children
- would make up tlvelr minds never to harm the trees nor let any of their little
friends when they are older they will realize how much good they have done.
Prizes were awarded this week to Elizabeth Wright and to Russel Myers,
both on the Red side. Honorable mention was given to Helen Verrill, the new
queen of the Blue side, who Was awarded a prize last week.
Any of the Busy Bees niay send cards to anyone whose name is on ths
Fostcard Exchange, which now includes:
Jean De Cons, Alnaworth. Neb.
Irene McCoy, Barnston, Neb.
J.illlan Mervln. Heaver Cltv, Neb.
Mahal Witt. Bennington. Neb.
Anna Gottaoh, Bennington. Neb.
Minnie Gottsch, Bennington. Neb.
Agnes Dampke, Benson. Neb.
Maria Gallagher, Benkelman, Neb, (Box 12).
Ida May, Central City, Net).
Vara Cheney, Crelghton, Nfb.
lxuis Hahn, David City. Ikieb.
Rhea Freldell, Dorchester, Neb.
Aleda Bennett, Elgin, Neb.
Eunice Bode, Falls City, Nb.
Ethel Reed, Fremont, Neb.
Mulda Ludbu-g, Fremont, Neb.
Marlon Capps, Gibson, Neb.
Marguerite Bartholomew. Gothenburg. Neb.
Anna Voss, 407 West Charles dtreet, Ur.t.d
Lydla Roth" m West Ko.nl. .tr.et Grand
Ella Voas, 407 West Charles street. Grand
Irene Costello. 115 TVa.t Eighth street.
Grand Island. Neb.
Jessie Crawford. 40t West Charles atreet.
Grand Island, Neb.
Taullne Schulte. i Mftnl Fourth street.
Grand Inland, Neb. .
Martha Murphy, a East Ninth street,
Giaml Island. Neb.
Hugh Rutt, Letihara, Neb
Heater E. Rutt, Leshara. Nob.
Alice Temple, Lexwgtou, Net;.
Ruth Temple, Lxlng;on, Neb.
Anna Nellson, Lexington, Nrb.
Ed y the Kretta. Lexington, Neli.
Marjorl Temple, Lexington, Neb.
Allca Gras.meyer, 1M5 C St., Lincoln, Neb.
Marian Hamilton. 2ca L Ht.. Lincoln, Neb.
Elsie Hamilton, 202 I, tat., Lincoln, Neb.
Irene Dinner. 2030 L street, Lincoln, Neb.
Huahis Dlsher. 230 i. strert. Lincoln. Neb.
Charlotte Bosgs. il South Fifteenth street.
Mildred Jensen, ,708
East Second street.
1 Helen Johnson. ST.4 South
street, Lincoln Neb.
Althea Myers. ?: North Sixteenth street,
loulse Stilts. Lyons, Neb.
Estelle McDonald. Lyons. Neb.
Milton Seiner. Nebraska City, Neb.
Harry Crawford. Nebraska City, Neb. i
Harvey Crawford, Nebraska City, Neb.
Lucile Hasen, Norfolk. Neb.
Helen Reynolds, Norfolk. Neb.
Itha Laikln. So. Bixth St.. Norfolk, Neb.
Emma Marquardt, Fifth atreet. and Madi
son avenue, Norfolk. Neb.
Gemvleve M. Jones. North I-oup, Neb.
William Davis, 221 Weat Third street.
North Platta, Neb.
Louisa Raabe, tOto North Nineteenth ave
nue, l mailt.
Frances Johnson, (33 North Twenty-fifth
Marguerite Johnaon. 933 North Twenty
fifth avenue. Omaha.
Emlla Brown, 'jxzi Boulevard, Omaha.
Helen Goodrich. eOlO Nicholas St.. Omaha.
Mary Brown, 2.123 Boulevard, Omaha.
Eva Hendea, 41 Dodge atreet, Omaha.
Lillian Wirt, 415 Cass street, Omaha,
Lewis Poff. 3115 Franklin street, Omha.
Juanlia Innes. ZSi Fort atreet, Omaha.
Bassett Ruf, 1S14 Blnney street, Omaha.
Tom Parker and His Reward
ay Vaud Walker.
OMMY PARKER lived ln a
large city where boys and men.
In the mad rush of the street
and of business seemed prone
to forged the.'" ea.u'r home
looaing qui. or nm greai peraon, .
And Tommy, only recent citizen of tha
city, was often much astonished, and an-
noyed. toe, at th. treatment of old paopl.
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younger generation. H. could not get ac-
customed to seeing a strong young man
sitting in a street car whUe an old woman
hung to a strap. In fact. Tommy would
nev.r remain seated whll. a woman-
young or old. plain or of elegance aPP.ar-
ance-stood clinging to a strap, but would
,1.. mnA oneh hla hat nolH.lu tn th lin.
seated lady and offer to her hi. seat.
"indeed. Tommy's friend, called him
"dallant Tommy." and some of them
laughed at Mm for hi. very polite m.n-
"" oon 'c your country-town
gallantry in th. city." dlared on, young
fellow who worked In the office where
Tommy had employment "Every man ber.
I. for himself, and when he t.n't-well h.'s
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mown over rougn.noa oy ins nr leiiow.
k.nu't mnw mnM mMn.M thin t K.
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nforcea. And the law says nothlna
law eniorc. aua me iw noi nin.
about man or boy being obliged to sur
render his car seat to a woman Just on
account of her sex. There are women who
never work, and who shop about town till
the stores sre closed, than get aboard a
car after a day of what might be called
ldis pastime and expect some tired man or
boy to rise snd give her his seat. I say,
. . .Hl. . . m l.w l a rltv a law nf
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self-preservation. Get a seat for number
one and let number two take car. of him
aelf or herself."
Tommy shook his head. "I can't see the
1 matter In that light." hs declared. 'The
. fact that a woman Is a womsn makes me
feel that I ow. h.r certain court.sy. And
were I to live here a hundred year. I'd
never forget my bom. training -the duty
all boy. and men ow. to an unprotected
lrl or woman. So, laugh at what you call
my 'silly gallantry,' but remember, It
makes me all the stronger In my determina
tion to hold to my old country-town men
ners." on the evening of the day that this con
versation occurred. Tommy and his office
e companion were on their way to nigh
che-l wlieie both were taking a course In
KngllHh literature. Tommy ass also fit
ting himself for a literary career, and
' foun It pretty hard to work all day In tha
office and to study halt the night In- a
cold, stuffy hall bedroom. But he was de
termined to win la Ms chosen profession,
snd being a hardy fallow, full of deter
'' mlnatlon "bulldog tenacity," his friends
' called It he kept up courts a and strength
i under th. moat trying conditions.
As Tommy and his companion whose
r name was Bert Bryant were about to leav.
tha orowded elevated train, the former'.
f attention waa attracted to an old lady who
wa. hanging to a .trap. Evidently she
had started to leav. th. car, but was ao
crowded and crushed by th. crowd tn the
How many of the Busy Bees are plan-
If when any of the Busy Bees see
beautiful trees they woul I ask their lit-
Meyer Cohn, M6 Georgia avenue, Omaha.
Ada Murrm. 'M:i Franklin meet, Omaha.
Myrtle Jensen, 2ttu lxard street, Omaha.
Orrln Fisher 1210 8. Eleventh St., Omaha.
Mildred Krickson, UtOt Howard St., Omaha.
Oarar Krickson, 27TO Howard St., Omaha.
Gail Howard. 4722 Capitol avenue, Omaha.
Helen Houck, 16 Lothrop atreet. Omaha.
Kmeraoit Goodrich, 4O10 Nicholas, Omaha.
Maurice Johnaon, 1027 Locust St., Omaha.
Leon Carson. 1124 North Fortieth, Omaha.
Wilms Howard. i72i Cipitol avenue, Omaha.
II Huh Fisher, 1210 Mouth Eleventh, Omaha.
Mildred Jensen, 2707 Leavenworth, Omaha.
Edna Heden, 2789 Chicago street. Omaha.
Mabel Kheifelt, !4 North Twenty-fifth
Z406 North Twentieth
'owl" 3211 Nrth Twfnt-flfth
Leonora Denlson, The Albion, Tenth and
Pacific streets, Omaha.
Mae Hammond. O'Neill, Neb.
Madgo L. Daniels, Ord, Neb.
Zola Beddeo, Orleans, Neb.
Agnes Richmond. Orleans, Neb.
Marie Fleming, osceoia. Neb.
Lotta Woods, Pawnee City, Neb.
Earl Perkins. Reddington, Neb.
Edna Enls, Stanton, Neb.
Lena Peterson. 2211 Locust St., E. Omaha.
Ina Carney, Sutton, Clay county, Nebraska.
Clara Miller, Utlca. Neb.
Mildred F. Jones, North Loup, Neb.
Alta W liken, Waco. Neb.
l.eo Peckord, Wa-o, Neb.
Mae Grunke. West Point, Neb.
Elsie Stjsny. Wllber, Neb.
Frederick Ware. Wlnslde. Neb.
Pauline Parks. York, Neb.
Edna Behllng, York, Neb.
JVb" Barttau. Fontaneiie, la.
Mary Frederick, York. Neb.
Irene Reynolds, Little Sioux. la.
Ethel Mulholland, Box 71, Malvern, la.
Eleanor Mellor, Malvern, is.
Katherlns Mellor, Malvern. Ia,
Ruth Robertson. Manilla, la.
Mildred Robertson, Manilla. I a.
Margaret B. Wltherow, Thurman. Ia.
Bertha McEvoy. H. . JJ. s. Box 26,
sourl Valley, I a.
Henry L. Worklnger, car Sterling Remedy
company, Attica. Ind.
Adlena Sorry. Monarch. Wyo. Box SI
Fred Sorry, Monarch, Wyo.
Pearl Barron, Monarch, Wyo.
John Barron, Monarch, Wyo.
Edith Amend, Sheridan, Wyo.
Paulina Squire, Grand, Okl.
Fred Shelley, 230 Troup street. Kansas
Mary Mcintosh, Sidney, Neb.
Nellie Dledrtck, Sidney, Nab.
Eunice Wright, 632 North Logan street,
rniTimDson?' Wllber. Nb.
Phyllis Haag, 6S2 West Seventeenth street,
Maclie Moore, Sliver City. Ia.
Mabel Houaton, SOU Sherman avenue,
Dorothy Telleson, 4S45 North Thirty-eighth
Mabel Baker, Lander, Wyo.
alscle that she had been obliged to cling
'rP o prevent being thrown to the
St m I J a -i a i v i
'' """y um ni iup io minx over
"hat he should do. but pushed his way
through the crowding human mass to
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"'a r nPr ' '"y ssist you out
this crush and down the steps. I'm
vlng the car at thi. station, too."
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lng sweetly Into Tommy s face. "But I
ffar I shall be Imposing on you. I am not
so quick or agile as you sre and will detain
you. Indeed. I go down the steps so slowly
that you may be sorry you offered m. your
"No, indeed." declared Tommy. "I am
I- . - v.. .- . . . .
,m. C h.7p yoti Pto th .ttand to wup
own door IfVou wUlmU
"Vu .r. v.rv w,h ...h
said the old lady
fe.lln.ly. "On. ao Idom .... a young
chap like you nowaday.. But I do fear I
.hall detain you. I. th.t your companion-
th. youth who is trying to attract vour
attention? He's at th. door-Just about to
pas. out" '
Tommv look.il ..r .t... a a
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fiart nvlcnnlna- n him mw.A Jk ui . , .
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vviur-m m muve on your-
self. I'm going on downstairs."
"Go on, Bert; don't wait for me," called
out Tommy. "I'll be at school sometime
this evening. I'm ln no hurry." Then he
""v "' "ul vl " oown
nation aUps to the street At the foot
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RULES FOR YOUNG WRITERS
1. Writ plainly on ana side of ths
paper only and number the pages.
8. Use pen and Ink, not penoll
3. Short and pointed articles will
toe given preference. So not use over
4. Original stories or letters only
will toe used.
5. Writ yenr name, age and ad
dress at Use top of the fast page.
First and second prizes of books
will be given for ths best two con
tributions to this pags each week.
Address all communications to
Rv Elizabeth WrlKht. Aged 12 Yrars, 1322
South Thirty-fifth Avenue, Omaha.
Little Dorothy had gone to bed and
was sleeping soundly. There were lots of
pictures in Dorothy's room. There were
Indian, Dutch and seashore pictures; also
thers were pictures of dolls, children,
Jonng women going to the seashore and
three little boys with brooms. As soon as
Dorothy was ssleep they stepped down out
of their frames. Ths young women went
to look at Dorothy s Jewelry; the Dutch
people climbed tip In the chair to rest; the
Indians came down ready to scalp Dorothy.
The three little boys tried, to sweep the
rugs with their picture brooms. Just then
Dorothy sat up ln bed. The pictures all
an oacK ana jump ...vo vm .r
"Daddy 1" screamed Dorothy. "I dreamed
that all my picture peopla were sitting
around ln my room."
The Queen of the Forest.
Bv Russell Myers. Aged 11 Years. 219 South
Thirty-second street, South Omaha. Red
Once upon a time a boy and his father
wera going through a deep forest. When
they came to the middle of the great forest
they saw a pretty young woman all dressed
ln green, who had a crown of flowers on
her head. Tha birds fluttered around her
hcad and sang merrily.
Ths boy and hla falhor hid behind trees,
of the steps he asked If he might not take
her to her own door. "I believe I shall
allow you to accompany me," aald the old
lujr, tor x icei aornewiiAV ihuiv biiico ir
lng in that terrible crush. I had not meant
to gat on such a orowded car, but made a
mistake in the hour. You see, I was at
tending a meeting of our church com
mittee this evening, and decided I would
Just go home on the car and not wait to
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mw. She advised me not to do so, but I
overrated my endurance and strengths I
find I am not as young aa I was a few
years ago. Old age counts, my dear boy."
And the old lady sighed as she chatted to
Tommy, who had taken her arm and was
walking down the street with her.
But presently the old lady became very
n,uca , . 1" lomm'
w" and about his plan in life. Tommy. In
the most straightforward manner possible.
h ut "
widowed mother and hla a vOUnr .Is.
" n mlA,.' ' ... ..v,, . t .m
" l. XnJ.lJJm.!
wUh a bTy"h pride o?
w,ln boy""! Pno ana sense of respon-
slblllty, "and I am trying to get on here as
fa,t as I can so that I msy bring mamma
and my ,lBter, nera t0 llve wUh m , M
elder ,uteP ha, great talent for mu,lc
and T gm anxious for her to have the ad-
vanUge. of city teachers. She'll do some-
thng. g. ,om)l d , nredlct ..
' "And so will you my boy " said tha old
" wul you' ooy' ,aIa na Old
y T"?' 'V ,'"-brav boy
as yo7hZ VoT m thi.
! T-0-? h?. "hW". to m thl
evening. And I want you to give me your
addresa also that of your mother, for I
feel sure she I, a splendid woman. And I
want to writ, her about your courtesy to
r e.. - u . ... ...
, Tommy felt a flu.h of pr de at the old
lady. word. Yea ma am. he said, "mv
.v, .. . .,. J .
...v.. rm m .yinnu.y wuiiia.ii, .uU i m
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u "fining wnen i am
" ' momer may
oe very poor in mis woria S goods, but
she's rich ln virtues and nobleness."
' "Ah. here we are at' my door," said the
old lady. "And now I mut thank you a
thousand times for having seen me so
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ssieiy noma, x wouia oe mosi nappy to
own such a gallant grandson as you, are,
WB ARE AT MY DOOR," SAID THE
and the pretty young woman werit up to a
bii; oak tree. She had taken all of the
birds' neots out of its branches and broken
the rgK In the next.
This lady was the queen of the forest
She had come to punish the tree. She
touched It with her wand and the leaves
all became yellow and fell off the tree
The birds did not build their nests In itts
branches and it was very sorry and lone
come. (Honorable Mention.)
Br Helen Veirlll. Queen Pee. Aged 11
Years, The Strehlow. No. W, Omaha.
. The leaves wend all planning for a party
on the 25th of September. They began
.lo plan In August.
The maple tree said:' "My children shall
wear yi.llow dresses," and the sumac said:
"My children shall wear red dresses," and
the elm tree said: "My children shall wear
orange and brown dresses." When they
asked the pine tree what her children
would wear she said: "Alas! My children
have only their given dresses to wear."
on triey went asking all the trees.
The weeks wore away and at last It was
tm,te ,jnyg before the arranged lime. The
leaves all began to put on their new
dresses, all but the pine. They all laughed
4t her but gn8 dld not csre
At Ust the day dawned bright and sunny,
the Uaveg Qn reJolced. When it was 7
o cIock at n,ght th, windtheir carrlage-
came and tn9 leave, a got ln and away
U)e leaves a went At th8 party they
dance(J andmad9 merry, Whi th9 cloclt
gtrack n eav(.g ay dow thelr bed
which was the ground, and then Mother
Nature covered them all up with a soft.
white blanket, and there they slept till
Ihe Shepherd Turned Mer
chant By Martha Cherny, Aged 13 Years, 3TJ
South Twenty-fourth Street, South
Omaha. Red Side.
A shepherd, who kept his sheep st no
great distance from the sea, one day drove
them close to the shors and sat on a rock
to enjoy the cool breeze. It was a beautl-
ful summer day and' tha ocean lay before
him, calm, smooth and of an enchanting
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my boy. And won't you coma to sAa ma
n tha near future-after your work Ih the
office Is done for the day? I shall Intro
duce you to my daughter and her husband.
Tti,tf ttvA with m a vAtl see. And wa ahall
want you to dlna wUh ug frequently on
Tommy was overjoyed at receiving such
a cordial invitation to visit the dear old
lnitv tn whom tia had nllitA lost bin heart.
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and promised to come on the following
Sunday afternoon. Then, bidding her a
good-night, he hurried toward the school
as fast as he could. He was a few minutes
late, but was excused by the teacher when
he explained the reason of his tardiness.
On the next Saturday, and while Tommy
was planning on the pleasure of the follow
ing afternoon, a special delivery letter was
brought to him. Tho landlady looked at
h'm questlonlngly. for he did not seem lm-
portant enough In ber eyes to be the re-
ciDlent of a special dellv cry letter. But
Tommy bowed her out arracefullv and
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1 " r ran . lo..ows:
"Mr. Thomaa Parker-Dear Mr. Pari
1 haV Uken the "bnrty f looMng 1
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your life (and that of your dear family),
and find you a very deserving boy. And I
also find your mother a most worthy
woman, deserving of the noble son who la
now the 'head of her household.' And I
am prepared to see you through -your
school and relieve you of the burden of the
office work while you are fitting yourself
In your chosen profession. Even since the
on which you so kindly offered me
young man of 17 to an old lady of 60-1
Zndaon And now we have un
T.y-wlth my Zr dlughter . Issl.
w, ," rwhot plan before v
J wnoie plan before
that you might become my
rrow wnen you come to dine with us.
and It 1. one which a fine boy like you
cannot dlsannrnva of. Tin tnmnirn. .e...-
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noon, ana wun tne best wishes for your
weirare. l am. most gratefully yours,
" 'GRANDMAMMA' " AONE3 CLARK."
Tommy stood spellbound for a moment
"Ah, the dear, good old lady," he said at
last. "And she wants me for her grandson!
How strange, for I have been wishing she
were my near old grandmother. Well.
how everything works out to make me
happy! I only hope I deserve It!"
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TRIMTVT1CI) TREE FALLING TO PIECES,
SOME Class: We called for 10,-
I 1 000,000 children; there ought to
I I he four times Hint mnnv llaten.
lng by this time; for our popu
lation Is 90,000,000, and surely
about half ought to belong to
our reading circle. Can't offer a stick of
gum for each new pupil, but every boy and
girl should learn the lessons ws are Im
parting; therefore, kindly let your neighbor
read your paper, but take it back and place
It In your scrap book.
Last week ws showed you the charming
Live Oak In Audubon park, and explained
the missions of a leaf. Today we aak you
to gaze upon tha wonderful formation of a
tree top (If they have not been all de
stroyed around you.) Look at the powerful,
lateral arms! See thorn divide and then
sub-divide until they terminate In the little
delicate twigs! Pull down, a branch, ex
amine the buds and see how last year
Mother Nature prepared for the future In
folding up the future organs of resplra-
blue. As he watched the white satis and
listened to the measured splash of the tiny
wavelets on the pebbled beach his heart
thrilled with pleasure. "How happy," ex
claimed he, "should I be If, In a tight, trim
bark of my own, with wings like a bird,
I could skim that lovely plain, visit other
lands, see other people and become rich ln
ministering to their wants and pleasures."
He sold his flock and all that he had,
bought a small ship, loaded it with dates,
and set sail. A storm arose; the cargo was
thrown overboard to lighten the ship, but
ln spite of all efforts It was driven upon a
rock near the shore and went to pieces.
The shepherd escaped and was glad to
earn his bread by watching the flock which
had formerly been his own. He again be
came possessed of some amount of wealth
and found himself sitting on the self-same
rock, and on Just such a day as that on
which he resolved to become a merchant.
"Deceitful and tempting element!" cried
he to the sea; "in vain you try to engage
me a second time. Others may confido
their treasures to your treacherous care,
but never while I live will I truat thy
faithless bosom more."
Grandma's Childhood Days
By Goldie Truesdell, Aged 10 Yeura, t l e
mon t, Neb. lied Side.
One cold night Louella, Clarice and Fran
cis were all sitting around the open fire
place. Louella was 8. Clarice was U and
Francis was i -years old. Suddenly little
Francis arose and, clapping her little fat
hands, exclaimed: "Jh, gramma, won't you
tell us a story?"
Grandma was always ready to tell the
children eiories, so she said, "Well, what
shall It be about?"
All the children loved to hear grandma
tell about when she was a little girl, so
they agreed it should be about when she
"Well," began grandma, "when I was a
little girl I used to love to take Katty.
my little sister, to pick flowers. One day
we were gathering blossoms and Katty
saw a pretty bud among some bush .. She
went in and was going to pluck it, but slm
turned around and ran out again, scream
ing: 'Oh. Helen! There Is a big thing com
ing after me.'
"I looked and saw a large snake there.
We ran home and told papa, and he came
out and killed It."
Here grandma ended her story, for nursie
came In to take the children to bed.
The Little Artist
By Ol;al Nuso, Aged 11 Years, Sutton, Neb.,
Suietto and Nannerl were standing by
tho little window eagerly watching the re
turn of their brother. When Sumite snid:
Oh, how I vlh I could go to seiiool! Oh,
how t would learn! I know you would llko
lo go to school, too, Lut we both Know It is
hard Tor l-apa lo gi't enough inoimy to
send Francis lo school. It costs uhout lt
meters t' "rnJ even him." Just then a.
poorly dr-.sstd boy came skipping up
the pa ih!
"Oh, goody, goody, goody," and the gin.
clapptd their hands," he's coming; he'
Just then u rosy, rrerry boy of 10 burst
Into tho room. He threw his books down
and said: "My. but I'm hungry. My, but
mush smells good."
He then sat down and drew a bench near
the door and pulled a plees of charcoal,
with nails, t.trings, marbles and other
trash l'.-a all boys. have, from his pockets.
"What's that?" asked Musette. "Char
coal," was the answer. "What's it for, that
dirty stuff?" "To draw with. 1 found it
down by Milton's pasture. I guess some
body had a bonfire." ' What are you going
to do with It?" asked Nannerl. "Oh. i
"Do draw something with It," said Su
setts. He then began to draw. Nannerl drew
closer. What could he b. drawing. Could
It b. grandma's picture? It-was without a
doubt. Nannerl aaa grandma's favorite
and she didn't like It.
"Why. Francis, how could you do It?"
to Save the Forest Trees
By John Savey, Kent, O.
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she said In astonishment Francis did not
answer. He was so Interested that even
th. gnawing In his stomach was almost
forgotten. Grandma heard this and drew
near to see what was going on.
"Sh-h-h-h," whispered Suzette, and ex
tending her hand, grandma stopped and
smiling proudly, bent over Frsncls and
Just then it was finished and he turned
and saw grandma.
"Oh, I did it Just In fun. I didn't do it to
be mean." But grandma said assuringly,
"Never mind, my child. I am proud of
you. You will bring fame upon us yet."
The Cruei Master
By Mable Stafford, Aged 14 Years, North
Platte, Neb. Blue Side.
Once a friend of mine and myself were
out riding about one mile and a half
from town when we saw a man coming
Into town; he had a poor, skinny team
and ho had in. his hands a big horsehide,
with which he was beating his horses. I
got out of the buggy and said: "You are
a cruel man; 1 will tell tha society for the
prevention, oi cruelty to dumb animals."
J got buck In the buggy and started to
town. I went to the home of the Judge
of the town; I knew where he lived and X
knew where the cruel man lived.
The Judge said: "I will see the cruel
man." He got In the buguy and 1 showed
him the place. ' When we drove In the yard
the cruel man was milking tho cows. One
of the cows switched her tall and knocked
his hat pff. He Jumped up and was hitting
and beating her. The Judge stepped up and
put him ln the buggy and took him to Jail.
He was in Jail one year. The Judge came in
one morning and said: "Are you willing
lo treat dumb animals kindly?" He said:
"Yes." The Judge let liim go home and
he treated his animals kindly and the ani
mals treated him the same. He then lived
a happy life from then on.
By Emma WiikIw, Aged 12 Years, 1322
South '1 nlrty-lmh Axenue, omulia, Neb.
Rover had lived In his new home about
two yeai-s, and lie had grown into a hand
some St. Bernard dog. Everybody was
very fond of him. One day his little
master, Arthur Logan, was going to take
some butter to his grandmother, who lived
In the country. Just before he started his
father said "Now, Arthur, be careful, be.
cause I heard that there are some wolves
In the woods you have to pass snd b
sure to take Rover, with you." Pretty
soon Arthur and Rover were walking sld
by side in the woods, when Arthur heard
toinu low growls behind him, and on look
Iiik around, to his horror, he saw a pack
of wolves, at which lie set up a loud scream
ing. Rover dragged Arthur over to a clump
of bushes and set the butter down beside
hlin. Then he gave a loud bark and Ihrew
himself upon ths wolves. By the time the
A Fisherboy's Song
T WILL soon be time for fishing-
Hip hurray! Hlphur-ray!
And for it I've been wishing
Kach winter day! Each winter day!
"While snow lay all about us
Oh, lack-a-day ! Oh, lack-a-day!
1 kept a constant wishing
'Twould pass away. 'Twould pass
"But now the spring la with us 1 '
Ob, happy Joy! Ob, happy joy!
And cow we'll go a fishing.
Each country boyl Each country
Y ; ,
tlon anj rlicul.illon and the new factories
for the manufacture of a food supply!
Hut. horror! here comes something; It
must be a "What-ls-lt 7" It is armed with
a saw and an axe, and carries a ladder on
lis shoulder. See! it places the ladder
against a noble tree, a structure that Is
curiously wroiiKht. and has taken, perhaps,
fifty years or more to build. Look! look!
the demon Is sawing! Almighty God! will
no one protest? Are. there, no shotguns In
the legion? ''C-r-a-s-h!" the work of In
nocent, peaceful, mute, beneficent Mother
Nature for a half a century is destroyed
by an Ignorant fool, or scape-grace of lu ll,
In fifteen minutes! snd they do It at Hliout
a dollar and a half a day for bcrr
Children! children! on you we call to slop
this wicked work. Look at Photo 7. Thin
Is n specimen of the destruction tin a mild
form) In Hu'lrr. Pa. That little city has
suffered not less than 11.000,009 from tlioe
ruthless butcheries. Philadelphia Is $15.
000.003 below par from the same depreda
tions; Cincinnati not less than Ii;.0."J.M,
and other mUlt'le and eastern cities ln the
Fungus starts in those wounds; decay
Works Its way down: the trunk becomes the
"home" of larvae, ants and grubs and the
trees goes to pieces as ' you sea ln
v V v V'f 7 j) t'
men that heard Rover got there he had
killed some of the wolves. That night
Rover was given an extra plate of meat
Arthur! would not part with him now for
anything, because Rover saved his life.
What I Dreamed
By Edith Johnson, Aged 12 Tears, Fotty
elghth and W Streets, South Omaha,
I was tired one night and I thought I
would go to sleep, but I was thinking
about rending stories because I had read
all Saturday afternoon, bo 1 stayed up ami
read. And in a few minutes I went to sleep
ln a big Morris chair. I dreamed that I
was ln the woods where foxes and all kinds
of other animals were, and Just as I was
dreaming I heard a voice say: "Who are
you?" and I .looked around, but could sea
In a little while they said again: "Who
sre you?" and I told the person my name
and then they asked mo if I wanted to gj
to fairyland . with her, but I said no he
cause I waa afraid. I woke up Just as I
was dreaming snd found out I hat I was
sleeping In a chair. I Jumped up and went
to bed and the next morning I told mamma
A Queer Ride
By Carol Simpson, Aged 10 Years. Wllber,
Neb. Red Side.
Lily was visiting grandma's farm snd
she was delighted In everything she saw.
There was Buttercup, the cow, and, last of
all, old- Peg, the cat, had five little kittens.
One was white, one was Maltese, anil
the two other ones were tiger; one was like
his mother, black and white.
Now hack of the farm was a brook, and
Lily loved to sail chestnut burrs on It.
She would sit for a long time holding the
kittens and sail "boats.".
One day she was sailing "boats" Alien
she thought she would like to give the kit
tens a ride. So she found a board and put
It In the brook. Then she sat the kittens
on It, but they did not like the water very
well. Pretty soon tho board began to
float. Lily could not stop It, so she began
to scream. Grunt! pa heard her and called
and asked her what was the matter. When
he saw the kittens he said, "Wall, I de
clare; I'll soon got 'em out of that"
She got a .tick he told her to and it had
a hook on the end. He got the kitten, out.
Lily began hugging them, but she never
tried to give the kittens a ride like that
By Derrel! Healey, Aged 7 Years, North.
Platte, Neb. Red Blda
Once upon a time tlr.re a as a great
eagle who was very fond of children and
had captured a little boy. Presently the
eagle stopped and let the little buy down
and then he flew upward again. Tommy
Just fell out of bed.
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