Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 17, 1910, HOUSEHOLD, Page 2, Image 20

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THIS week one of the Busy Dees, who liven out In Idaho, ban written an
intereatiDf story of some of the place which are near her home. I
am ure all the other Busy Boes will enjoy reading her description of
the wonderful falls, which are points of Interest in that part of the
world. While reading of these western wonders and wishing, possibly, that
you could take rlps to places like those described, stop and think if thera
isn't something you have seen recently. hook pretty place near home, that
would be of Interest to. other Bees, to whom it would be new. Two other
Busy Bee have told of their pets, Certainly these good friend deserve this
attention at the hands of their masters, the Busy Bees. Let us know about
the tricks of your puppy. And the boy, haTe any of them had much luck
fishing? They have not written us about it
Busy Bes who have not yet sent in their vote for the. queen and king
should do ao right away. If you have not a story ready to send with the
xotes and some of the Bees write that they have been waiting to have a ttory
ready to end In with their votes write a letter telling what kind of etortes
you like to have the other Bees write, and why, and aead that with your vote.
The prize winners this week are Lall Hlnemeyer of Twin Falls, Idaho;
Blanche Twis of Shoshonl, Wyo., and Altoe Davey of Davey, Neb.
Any of the Buy Bees may send
Postcard Exchange, wnicn now incline. ;
Jean Pe Long. Alnswerth, NeO.
Irene McCoy, Barnston, Neb.
1.1 Ulan Mervln, Beaver City, Neb.
Mabel Wttt. Eermngton. Neb.
Anna Gottsoh. Betinlimton. Neb.
Minnie uoiihcii, nsnniiiBiun, .-.wu.
Agnes Dampke, Benson, Neb.
Marl Gallagher, Henkelman, Neb. (Bos 12).
Ida May, Central City, Neb.
Vera Cheney, Creighton. Neb.
IxhiIs Uahn. David City, Neb.
Rhea Freidell, Dorr.heater, Neb.
Aleda Bennett, Elgin, Neb
Eunice Bode, Falla City. Neb.
Ethel Reed, Fremont. Neb.
Hulda Lundburg, Fremont, Neb.
Marlon Capps, Olbson, Neb.
Marguerite Bartholomew, Gothenburg, Neb.
Anna Voaa, fl Weat Charles street. Grand
Ialand. Neb. n
Lydla Roth, Weat Koenig street. Grand
Island, Neh.
Ella Voaa, 407 Weat Cbarlee street. Grand
Island. Neb. waw
Irene Costello, 11S Weat Eighth street,
Grand Inland, Neb.
Jessie Crawford, 40 Went Charles street.
Grand Uluhd, Neb.
Pauline Hchulte, Deadwood, P. D.
Martha Murphy. WSJ Bast Ninth street.
Giand Islard. Neb.
Hugh I tutu lehara. Nab.
Hester K. Kutt, Le-Hhaia. Neb.
Alice Temple, Lexington, Neb.
Kuth Temple. lxlnt'n. Neb
Anna Nellsuii. Lexington, Neb.
Kdytha Kreltx, Lexington, Neb.'
Marjorle Temple, Lexington. Neb.
Alice Orae-meyer, C street, Lincoln.
Marian Hamilton, W L atreet, Lincoln.
Elsie Hamilton, V.W L street, Lincoln.
Irene Dlsher. SU3t L street. Lincoln.
Hughle Dtsher. MRS L atraet, Llnooin.
Charlotte Boggs, 'M Mouth Fifteenth atraet,
Mildred Jensen, 70S East Second atreet,
Fremont, Nab.
Helen Johnson, IS South Seventeenth
atreet, Lincoln.
Althea Myors, 324 North Sixteenth street,.
Louise Htllea, Lyons, Neb.
Kstelle McDonald. Lyons, Neb.
Milton Seleer, Nebraska City, Nab.
Harry Crawford, Nebraska City, Neb.
Harvey Crawford, Nebraaka City, Neb.
l.uclle Hasea, N erf oik. Nib.
Helen Reynolds, Noj folk, Neb.
Letha Larkln, South Sixth atreet, Nor
folk, Neb. m.
Emma Marquerdt. Fifth street and Madl
aon avenue, Norfolk. Neb.
Genevieve M. Jones, North ioup. Neb.
Wtlliam Davis, til Weat Third . street.
North Platte, Neb.
Loulaa Raabe, 26J8 North Nineteenth ave
nue. Oraeh 4.
Franoea Johnson, WJ North Twenty-fifth
avenue, Uinalia.
Marguerite Johnson. MJ North Twenty
fifth avenue, Omaha.
Emlle Brown, 2&!3 Boulevard, Omaba.
Helen Goodrich, 10 Nicholas atreet,
Mary Brown, 8S23 Boulevard. Omaha.
Eva Hendae. 4tt TKMige atreet. Omaha.
Lillian Wirt. 41 Cess street, Omaha.
Lewla Poff, S115 Franklin atreet, Omaha.
Juanlte Innea, 2768 Fort atreet, Omaha.
Baaaett Ruf, 181 Binnev strmtt, Omaha.
.Meyer Cohn, W Georgia avenue, Omaha.
Helen F. Douglas, 1961 U atreet, Lincoln.
The Town Boys' Circus
By WUUarn
HE Town Boys had arranged for
a circus of their own giving.
There wero five "prominent
performers" among the Town
Boyo, namely, Ted Peters, acro
bat; Jimmy Cruthers, Hon tamer;
Frank Hay, t rapes performer; Johnny
Brlon, bareback , equestrian,, and Paul
Adams, ringmaster.
The Town Boys had not a tent. They
preferred a cajivaa wall, some five feet
high, stretched about tho oircus arena.
This idea wss gotten from a wild west
show which had visited tho town early In
tho summer. And from that aame wild
west show, the Town Boys had learned
many things. Of course, they had seen
many a circus, but no circus could hope
to attain tho popularity with the boys
that the wild weat show had enjoyed.
And so the Town etoys had seen fit to
waJI In their arena Instead of tenting it
over. And this saved them much time
and money, for a big tent Is not to be
obtained for nothing. Once these same
boys tried making a clrous tent, and they
had worked for a month before one was
completed. And then It was found to be
o small that the circus performs s had
to do their "tarns" out of door, and the'
teat had no lees than half, a dosen old
sheets (donated by the Boys' mothers), a
dosen old "gunny" sacks, sa many odd
bits of cloth of one kind and another, and
lastly, worn strip of carpet. All these had
been carefully aewed together with twine,
and sltsped according to Intended use. But
when the tent was duly erected on the
many poles it was not ono-hnlt large anoimh
to admit ef a ring, and too low even in the
vtry center to admit ef a trepeae or of
riding. So tho tent had been abandoned
and a canvas wall, mads from the same
sort of materials that had comprised the
IMit, was prepared. And t-ow much better
It waa, too. It allowed of trapes and
horseback performers.
The Boys advert iced the coming cl'cn
tj distributing handprinted bill. Davev
Jackson did the printing, for he could
letter as well as a regular pilntn.g pros.
o thought the Boys. The handbills were
ho y In color, for Davey poFsrd great
Ingenuity, and used colored Inks, remnants
nf house paint, some wxter hge,i
fiom his artist sister, giaps Julcd nd beet
Juice, with which to print the bold letters
setting forth the many attractions of the
coming cirrus.
The younger boys scattered these b'H
about the town, leaving one at every
dwelling house door. Some were parted
ith gum against fencea and on the sides
f trees. Thus was tho Circus hei aided
in the proper fashion.
The day of tho great eent arrived. cl-i.r
and warm. It was the last of July, an I
the very bat time foi gllng an open air
performance. A parage waa given In V.
aiuinlrg. the principal sir, el li inf rho.ei
. Ilia line of manit. KlrM In the patade
came Joiiimy Biiou, riding hi tine little
cards to anyone whose name 1 oa the
Ada Morrlit. 8C4 Franklin street. Omaha.
Myrtle Jensen, zw isaru
orrln Flnher, 1210 rV Eleventh St, pmaha.
Mildred Krlckaon. CTflft Howard 1.. Ornate.
Oscar Krtckeon. Wl Howard St., OraJ
Oall Howard, 4723 Capitol venu'l:.
Helen Houok, 12S Lothrop street. Om,a
Emerson Goodrich, 4010 Nicholas, Omaha.
Maurice Johnaon. 1027 Locust rl t . Omaha.
Leon Carnori, 1124 North ForUeth, Omaha.
W ilma Howard, 472J Capitol avenue, Omaha
Hllah FlAher, 1210 Houth Eleventh, Omaha.
M.ldred Jensen. 2707 Leavenworth, Omaha.
Kdna Heden, 7 Chlcao street. Omaha.
Mabel Bhelfelt, 4t4 North Twenty-fifth
Mreet, Omaha. . ...
Walter Johnson, 2406 North Twentieth
street, Omaha. .....
Emma Carruthers, S2U North Twenty-fifth
atreet, Omaha.
Leonora Henlaon, The Albion, Tenth and
PaclfJo streets, Omaha.
Mae Hammond, O'Neill, Neb.
Madge L. Daniela, Ord, Neb.
Zola Beddeo, Orleans, Neb.
Agns Kichmond, Orleana, Neb.
Marie Fleming, Oaceola, Neb.
Lotta WoortK, Pawnee City, Neb.
Karl Perkins. Reddlngton, Neb.
Kdna Enln, Stanton, Neb.
Lena Peterson, 2211 Locust Pt., E. Omaha.
lna Carney, Sutton, Clay county, Nebraaka,
Clara Miller, Utlca, Neb.
Mi'dred F. Jones, North Loup, Neb.
Alta Wllken, Waco, Neb.
Leo Beckord, Waco, Neb.
Mae Grunke, WeHt Point, Neb.
Klsia Staany, Wllber, Neb.
Frederick Ware, Winside, Neb.
Pauline Parks, Tork, Neb.
Edna Behling. York, Neb.
Mary Frederick, Tork, Neb.
Carrie B. Bartlett, Fon'.analle. Ia.
Irene Reynolds. Little Sioux, la.
Ethel Mulholland. Box 71, Malvern, la.
Eleanor Mellor, Malvern, la. .
Katherine Mellor, Malvern, la.
T . . . v, D.h-r4o,,n lUarillla la.
Margaret B. Wltberow, Thurman, la.
Bertha McEvoy, R. F. D. t. Box Jo, Mis
souri Valley, la. , .
Henry L. Worklnger, 2052 W. Huron street,
Adlena aorry. Monarch, Wyo., Box sX
Fred Sorry. Monarch, Wyo.
Pearl Barron, Monarch, Wyo.
John Barron. Monarch, Wyo.
Edith Amend. Sheridan, Wyo.
Pauline Squire. Grand, Okl.
Fred Shelley, 230 Troup street, Kansas
City, Mo. ,,'
Mary Mcintosh, Sidney, Neb. , . .
Nellie Ehedrick, Sidney. N- . , .
Eunice Wright sW North Logan street,
Fremont, Neb.
Carol 6impson, Wllber, Neb,
Phyllis Haag, 633 Weat BSventeenth street,
York, Neb.
Macile Moors, Silver City, la.
Mabel Houston, ls Sherman avanus,
Dorothy" Tolleson, 4S4 North Thlrty-elghta
atreet, Omaha.
Mabel Baker, Lender, Wyo.
Corlnne Allison Robertson, Wllber, Neb.
Elisabeth Wright, 1322 South Thlrty-flXU
avenue, Omaha. M, .
Marlon Staplea, U1I South TMrty-flrst
street. Omaha. . ,
Francis A. Dotson. Pueblo, Colo.
Wallace. Jr.
pony. Johnny was dressed In his circus
costume of red calico tights and a green,
cotton-flannel Jacket and trunks. White
stockings, drawn well over tho tights at
the ankle, and white slippers (some his
mother had cast off) completed his yery ar
tistic professional garb. Next In Una walked
Tad Peters 'carrying a banner buarlng his
"stags name," Prof. Peterklns, with th
fxplaitatory words, ''World's Famous Acro
bat." Then cams Jimmy Cruthers, dressed
In a bold suit of yellow calico and black
shoes and hat Ha carried a long whip
over his shoulder. Behind him walked two
small boys drawing a tart. Over the oart
box a sort of slatted rage had been fixed,
and In the cage sat old "Rover, Jimmy's
fine watch dog. Frank Hay and Paul
Adams came last, and were appropriately
costumed to fit their respective callings.
Then followed the "bob-tsll and rlf-raff
of the town In the shape of various-sired
tittle urchins.
(t forgot to mention that a band headed
the parade. It comprised a fife, a drum,
a Jew's-harp and a banlo. Th band boys
were Will and Tom Everts, Sandy King
and Shorty Cruthers. And they played with
all thi lr might and lung power.
After the parade was over those partici
pating proceeded to th circus grounds.
Davey Jackson acted as ticket seller, and
his little brother, Buster, stood at the door
collecting th ticket from those entering
tho Inolosure. The price of a J ml ton was
five rents for adults and two pennies for
Newest Baby
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Sonny Idaho.
By Lai la Hlnemeyer, Aged 11 Years, Twin
Falls, Idaho.
I arrived at Twin Falls the 14th. day of
April. I oame from Clarke, Neb., where I
had lived for eleven years.
Twin Falls la a nice city of 1,009 popula
tion. The first Sunday I was here I vis1
ltsd the Blue lakes, which is three miles
from Twin Falls. I did not go clear down,
as It Is two miles by the road.' Th bank
Is 700 feet high and the farms In the can
yon look like small playgrounds from the
top of It ' .
I expect to spend some Sunday at the
Blue lakes soon. I visited the Shoshone
falls last Sunday. It the most beautiful
sight I ever saw. They fall 212 feet. The
falls are In the Snake river, flowing over
a solid bed of rock.
t walked down the foot path, which Is
very Steep and hard to climb. Once there
was an Indian that jumped from the top
of tho bank and went over the falls, but
It did not hurt him. I live five miles from
, children under 15.
When the hour anired for the clrous to
begin every seat wa occupied by mothers,
fathers, older brothers and sisters, uncle,
aunts, cousins, and friends. (The seats were
formed of long boards, supported on boxes.)
Promptly on the minute of opening the
band began to play the "Star-spangled
Banner," and the audience cheered till the
very canvas. Walls echoed the merry sound.
Owing to the uneasiness of old Rover the
lion of the circus), Jimmy Cruthers came
first an the program. Fearlessly he entered
the "lion's" cage and made the "lion"
ataad on his hind legs. Then he put a
pipe in the "lien's" mouth, end the good
animal smoked it. That Is he held the
pip In ftlafte between his Jaw cuid ant,
betting his eyes as If enjoying It. Then
followed many trick whloh old Rover had
been taught while a puppy, and which he
enjoyed going through for hie beloved
master Jimmy,
Great cheer and hand-clapplngs followed
the llontasner' performance. And efter
Jimmy had bowed In happy responae to
his many recalls he Went out behind the
in Omaha Zoo
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the fails and on a cloudy morning I can
see the vapor rise from them. It looks
like a large cloud. On a nice clear morn
ing t can hear the falls roar.
' I live seven miles from the Twin falls.
They ' fall 187 feet. I expect- to go there
some Sunday and spend the day.
- I certainly enjoy living in sunny Idaho.
' . (Second Prize.)
'. . Arapahoe 'Indians. '
By Blanche Twlss. Aged U Years, iShoshonl,
Wye. Blue Side..
1 The Arapahoe,' Indians dress differently
from the whlte'people,' but they are learn
ing to dress more like them every day.
Most of them wear their hair long end In
two braids, one on each side. The hair Is '
coarse end coal black. The men braid their
hair with a yellow or green ribbon braided
In It The - squaws wear a shawl, with
which they hold the papooses on their
backs. Underneath the shawl la a belt in
which they, carry their knives, guns and
a tomahawk.
One day three squaws, with two pa
pooses, came to a little girl's home and
asked for something to eat. The little
girl's mother fixed them up a nice lunch
and aaked them to come In. One of the
papooses name waa Lucy Sroads. She
was about a year and a half old. The
other was about four months old and had
not been named yet, so the little girl asked
her mother to see If they couldn't name
him. When the squaws were asked, they
said, "Yes." . They named him Clyde Oscar
Rabbit. Then the squaw showed them a
pair of small moccasins that were worth 29
cents. So she bought them for her doll.
(Honorable Mention.)
Sadie', Bream.
By Alice Davey, Davey, Neb., Aged 13
Years. Blue Side.
"Would you like to go to Toytand with
clrous Walls and set old Rover free. And
how good the old dog did wag his tall In
rejoicing at his freedom! He at once ran
off homeward to enjoy a bone whloh be
had secretly burled behind the woodshed.
Then the other circus performers cam In
turn. Johnny Brlon evidently taking the
blue ribbon, so to speak, by his clever teats'
on the back of his fine little pony. And
Pony was so well behaved, too, for one
when his master's foot slipped and he slid
from Pony's back to the ground, the ani
mal stood perfectly still till his rider
had mounted again.
After the regular olrcua was over a con
cert followed. It was then that several
of the town girls were railed to the stage
to participate in the singing of many na
tional hymns. IJIy Everts sister to Will
and Tom, led the chorus, for she had a
fine Strong voice. Malme Cruthers and
Agnes Hay lent their voloee, and the oon
oert waa no less success than was the cir
cus proper. All the mothers were there,
and as they left the htclosure they could
be heard congratulating each other's chil
dren on their talent.
tToyl) Al' Tilh: IWH
me?" said a sweet little fairy.
"Ye. Indeed." said Sudle.
So the fairy touched Sadie with her wand
until she bros me real small.
"Now. we shall go." she oaid. As slie
spoke a tiny carriage rami! up. drawn by
two little whle ponies. ThcT rode until they
tame to a place lici t there were many
"This is Toylund," said the faliy. "Conic
end 1 will show you all the toys."
Then they went and looked at the toys.
Sadie waa surprised to see them playing
around as If they were alive. The fairy
told her they were having good times now
because when they were taken from Toy
land treV could not play any mure. Sadie
saw a nice little bust there and wanted to
sail in It. So the fairy brought her to a
place where she could sell as much as she
pleased. She waa just reaching over to
pick a water Illy when the boat upset.
She woke up and found she had fallen
out of the hammock where she was lying.
Captain Kidd'a Treasure. 1
By E. Robert Frady. Aged 12 Ysars, Oak
dale. Neb.
"Ho, what's this?" asked Jack Robinson,
as a number of beys were wading down
Salty creek. This creek was so named be
cause It was connected with a river that
ran to the ocean and the waves often came
up the river Into the oxeek. This made the
water salty. There were some salt mines
near, too.
"Ah! It's nothln' but an old keg," said
Carl Berry.
"Mebbe It's a keg of nails," said Harry
"'Taint nothing but a keg of dirt,"
drawled Ned Blxby.
"Oh, I know what It Is, it's 'Captain
Kldd's Treasure,' " said Jack.
"That's It all right," they all said at
"Let's heave on It a little," said Carl en
thusiastically. "It's been stuck here for a hundred
years," said Ned. .
"We budged her that time," said Jack,
with another lift
"Here she comes," was the next exclama-
tlon. "It's deuced heavy," said Harry. "It's
the money the captain sunk, all right," said
With a few more grunts and pulls they
pulled it out of the sand. "Bust It open wltli
this Iron." said Carl. Crack! Crack! "Auhl
Let me show you how," said Harry, taking
the Iron. Bang biff bang ! "There It is!
And It's a keg of stones," said Jack.
The Moon.
By George Goos, ' Aged 11 Years, Plain
view, Neb. Red Side.
The moon Is very large, though It looks
small to us. Have you ever noticed the
moon? Next time there Is a full moon look
at It good. The white spots are to repre
sent land and where they are thickest It Is
mountainous; and the clear places are
water. The sun reflects on the moon and
that makes It shine. .
The stars are Its sisters, brothers, neigh-,
bors, friends and enemies. The Milky Way
la the; moon's great grandson. I suppose
we are a moon or a sun to some other
earth. I do not know whether the moon Is
inhabited or not I think you all have
seen the eclipse of the moon.
By Helen Wlnkelman. Aged 7 Years, SIS
North Forty-third Street. Blue Bide.
I have a dear little yellow kitten named
Dandelion. She sleeps on my doll's cradle.
She plays with her mother's tail. When I
play with her she likes to hide from me.
Kj Little Pet Puppies.
By Ronald Otis Wyckoff, ex-King. Aged 11
Years. Wllber, Neb.
I has five little pot puppies. They are
about a month old and are small. When
you sit down any place they will come and
bite with their little pearl teeth. Then one
wlU get hold of your shoestring and pull at
It Another pup will noma up to you and
try to get the shoestring too and It will
push the other one over. Then they get
Into a scrap. They will even get hold of
&' big weed and try to pull It out of the
th wy to net th
tS barrel st&vtS.
TKe manner- cf-
the hAmrnock
hen complete.
Old you evjr see s barrel hammock?
Well, If you never have, just follow the
'directions given here for making one, and
after you have completed it and rested in
it tor an Idle hour you will be so highly
pleased with your experiment that you will
repeat it tliua providing an extra one for
a chance friend who calls to paxa the after
noon with you on the lawn.
Procure two clean fruit barrels. I'ull
thotn apart and saw 'noicl'es In each end
tit every slave about I wo and a half Inches
fi-om the end. After all the staves have
Itenti so prepaied take a small, hard-tw lxt-d
rope and weave the staves togther. tSee
acrom'aiiylng illustration). For the ordi
nary hamnock of seven feet In imgth it
requlrea about twlrty feet of rope, for it Is
used double at each side, with lung ends to
reach to tree limbs or posts, such as the
erdlnary net hammock has. After the
stave have been woven and the
ropea securely tied over the end staves, to
keep them from eliding out of place, tiie
hammock la ready for swinging. Then it
may he painted a pretty grwo or red
After the paint ia dry a rug or au Indian
blanket and a pillow make it one of the
moat comfortable resting places one can
Imagine. And the expanse of making la a
mere bagatelle, the barrels selling usually
f. r 10 cents each and the iop for a few
cents a j aid. ordinary uue paint can he
used as a covering, ultliuuxh an unpajiilrd
barrel hammock la not unsigntly.
A Barrel Hammock
Pink Blossom Meets Sweet Rose
lTTLK PINK BlJ-SK!tM sat on
IT 1 the window sill Just outside the
I stuffy apsrlnienl of a most dis
agreeable, pevish old lady. Little
link I'.lossom had been sent to
the old hv a Kramldaimhter.
and was growing happily In a deep flower
pot full of rich food. When I say food
for flowers I mean soil, of cotttse. for from
the soil the tender plants get their nour
ishment. Well, the day little Pink Bloaeom was
sent to the peevish, irritable old lady
w ho, by the way, might 'have been happier
and more contented had she found some
charitable employment to keep her Idle
hands, brain and tongue busy the dear lit
tle thing began to feel lonely. All day
she was allowed to sit on the window
sill, even while the cold spring winds swept
round the corner of the house. And she
noticed the coolness of night, too, more
particularly as she as on the sill of a second-story
window, which lifted her very
high above the ground, as, of course, you
But little Pink Blossom was of such a
happy disposition that ahs never com
plained, even when trembling from chilli
ness. And she put up her face to the sun,
smiling at him, for he smiled so benignly
on her nearly every day till noon. After
that time title Pink Blossom sst In shadow.
And then It waa on cool days that she
would have liked being Inside the house In
stead of outside It. But, of course, that
was only on cool days. On the warm days
she loved to reman In the open and breaths
Into her leaves quantities Of good, healthy,
fresh air.
But as the days went by little Pink
Blossom was allowed to grow very thirsty.
Indeed, two days at a time pascd wlthi
out the peevish old lady giving her a
drink. And no dew or rain fell from
heaven-the very best beverage little Pink
Blossom could drink.
One day while suffering for water little
Pink Blossom was made happy by some
one opening the window outside of which
she rested on the broad, cold stone ledge.
She felt quite sure someone was going to
give her a drink. And so It turned out,
for a sweet voice said:'
"Why, grandmamma your pretty Pink
Blossom Is as' dry as a bone. Haven't
you watered the soil and the leaves to
day?" "Oh. Nannyi I forget the foolish thing.
I hardly ever look at the blossom, and I
don't know whatever your sister Fanny
sent It to me for. I bate attending to
flowers and birds and silly things, you
"But you have nothing else to do, grand
mamma," said the young voice of Nanny.
"I'd think yqu'd love to hare flowers grow
ing all about you, and when Fanny sent
this one to you she fanoled you'd be pleased
with Its fragrance and beauty and that
you would ,not mind watering the dear
, thing once a day. But I'll get a glass of
water and give the dear Pink Blossom a
So saying, the little girl fan oft and
Soon returned with a glass of fresh water.
And the way the little blossom drank It
waa a delight to see. But on the next day,
and the next, and still on the third day,
no water did little Pink Blossom get, for
the Idle old lady did not care how much
the pretty flower In the pet outside her
window suffered. If she herself had what
ahs wlahed to eat and drink.
On the evening om the third day after
Nanny's visit a 'great Windstorm came,
and It blew so fiercely round tha corner
of the house that the pot In which little
Pink Blossom grew was thrown violently
from the window. But she did not suffer
a very hard fall, for underneath her on
the ground waa a soft met of thick green
grass, and Into It little Pink Blossom tum
bled. Of course, the force Of the fall broke
away the pot from the soil la which little
Pink Blossom's roots clung, but the jar
did not affeot the flower, save to startle
her a bit. But very soon after she fell the
freshest, sweetest rain began to drop gently
on her and washed her parched pctels und
dying leaves, sud there, under the heavenly
shower, and resting on the soft sarth, cov
ered with kindly grass, she fell Into a pro
found slumber. And she did hot awaken
again till the sun smiled In her face and
aid "Quod morning, little Pink Blossom."
Then she awoke, feeling so happy snd an
refreshed. Here roots were still burlxd In
tne mother soil which hud crumbled from
thu broken pot.
rut little Pink Blossom had no time
to cry out to her dear old friend. Mr. Sol.
lit the heavens, for Just .is he lui'l xuld
good morning to her along came the deur
ext little girl one could wish to see. And
walking beside her was s beuuliiul ltid,
who called the little girl "lio-c."
"Ah, Ruse," she was ra.M.ig. "doesn't
everything in the gatden look lovely since
the rain? No U!, of your sprinkler this
morning, dearie."
"Yes. niatninj," replied Hire, "ilie lain
has freshened up the wliold world, It seems
But look there, momma! Why, there Is
the luvoly Pink Blossom which has been
In Mrs. Oioy's window. I wonder if the
storm blew it down hhull 1 run up end
ak her,?"
But Just at that very moment Mis. Orcy
looked from the open window and bowed
to Knee's mother, blie did not notice Roue,
for children, dogs, cats and flowers were
her pet abominations.
When she saw what the mischievous
wind had done to her potted Pink lllosoni
she shook her head and snld: "Oh. I don't
mind about It. The tiling was a oui
of bother to me. and I'm glad to be rid of
it.' Then she drew her hend In at the
window and said nothing more.
"Then I may have It?" said Rose, eag
erly. And she stooped and gently gath
ered up the blOHHtim and the earth that
adhered to the roots, and soon, with her
mother's assistance, and th use of a little
vuiiile, she had little Pink Blossom re
planted In the most beautiful little flower
bed one can Imagine. And all about Pink
Blossom were other lovely flowers, and
they were so friendly to the newcomer,
and all that day little Pink Blossom glor
ied In having fallen from the cold, gloomy,
lonely stone window ledge, where only a
souisd old lady's eyes esw her, to s beau
tiful, happy garden, where others of her
kind bloomed and ware such good com
rades, and where the Sweet Rose came
evefy little while to look efter her and her
friends, to keep Insects from gnawing Into
their leayes and hurting them. Oh, so
happy was little Pink Blossom to have be
come so closely related to Sweet Rose!
Children's Favorite Foead tst Half
Plwcea to Be Itanareroas to
Th seUure of 70,00 Joe oream oones at
New York last week developed the fact
that the government Is oonduoting a na
tional orusade against Impurities In this
luxury of childhood.
The confiscated geod, supposed to be
"pure pastry V are said to contain borlo
acid, and the quantity wa unusually large
because the cones were Intended for the
hot climate of New Orleans. They were
the produce of the Consolidated Wafer
company of New York, whose factories
are located elsewhere, and were on the
pder of the Southern Paciflo company
ready for loading when United Stats
Marshal Henkel, acting on Instructions
from the United States Plstrlot eourt,
stopped the shipment
Dr. Wiley, chief of the bureau of chem
istry at Washington. I responsible for the
seizure The manufacture of loo cream
cones is a comparatively new Industry, and
little attention wna paid to th product
until recently, when th federal expert'
attention was attracted by th Injurious'
effect the alleged poisonous composition
had on a child In an eastern city. Dr.
Wiley wa astonished by the rssult of his
analyala and at one issued order to all
his subordinate throughout th oountry to
Borlo add, used to preserve the cons
from season to Mason, waa found In large
quantitios during the preliminary chemical
teats, whloh oaused the sweeping- Investi
gation. A large amount of poisonous arti
ficial oolorlng matter alad waa found, and
some of the "gelatin" wa nothing more
than ordinary glue. It la said. Th combi
nation interfered With digestion, and, If
In sufficiently large quantities, would
cause convulsion to Infanta.
Th Ingredients of the cones vary, but
th composition commonly used la made up
of gelatin, saccharine, flour, and a color
ing matter to give the appearance of era
having been used. K th gelatin Is pure
and the coloring matter la harmless, and
no chemical preservative 1 used, no fault
la found with th oone.
Dr. Andrew L. Wlnton, chief of the Chi
cago food and drug laboratory, received
hi order to Investigate, like the rest of
it or i
Dr. Wiley' assistants, but so far
found nothing to seise in Chicago. T
Illinois Pure Food commission Is ool
laboratlng with him. and Commissioner ef
Health Bvana will also take a hand.
According to a federal inspector, Dr.
Wiley found some of the socaUed gelatin
sufficiently raw to warrant its classifica
tion as glue. Borne of the coloring matter
wee found to be Martius yellow a poison
ous composition wfiirh gives the yellowest
yellow known, and the same composition
wlileh was found to five carloads of
macaroni whloh Judge Landle recently or- V
dered burned. '
Before die enactment of the federal food
and drug act at June to, ltOS, boric acid
Wa permissible In small quantities, and
waa used to preserve sausage, loose oys
ters and Hamburger steak. Bnsoate of
soda Is the only chemical preservative al
lowed now. Borlo acid wa last found In
this district eaverai months ago, when the
government authorities seised severs I 11ns
of loose eggs shipped to Peoria from tt.
The government sleo Is direct trig its at- i
tenllon te "champagne" wafers and other '
patrles snd confection made stoiUsr le
the oones. Chicago Tribune.
Tommy Peter-Kin
LITTLE Tommy Peter-kin
Said he thought It was a sin
For boy to throw a bailed hook
Into a pretty running brook,
Ho that fishes awiinmlus there
Might be caught thu by the snare.
He said th fishes should be told
That a hook the bait did bold;
And that if they rated to bite
After that, they bad the right!
Hut ho did not know that they
Can't understand what people
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