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T7TR OMATTA .SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 17. 1911.
The Little Busy Bees
TTEXTION. BUST DEES I
It It time for the election of a new king and queen for
the Children's page. During the laat four months Arthur
Meson, onr Fremont Dee, has ruled aa king and leader of the
Red aide, and Camilla Ed holm has ruled as queen and leader
of the Dine aide. The time has arrived for the Busy Bees to
choose a king and queen for the coming four months.
Three times a year the Busy Deea elect a king and queen to lead them
for the succeeding four months.. The king leads the boys and girls of the
Red side and the queen leads the boys and girls of the Blue side.
The number of prise winners on the Red and Blue aides is alscr counted
nt this time. The aide which has won most prizes In the last four months
Is announced at the same time that the election of king and queen la an
So, Busy Bees, choose your king and queen for the New Year. For
jour choice of. king name the boy whose letters to the Children's page yon
liave enjoyed most; for queen name the girl whose stories you hare liked
best. Each Bee la entitled to one vote for king and one vote for queen.
Each boy and girl who reads the Children's page, as well as each Busy Bee
who writes for the page, Is entitled to rote. Mail yonr votes to the ChU
dren's rape editor, sending them either with your letters or on a separate
Votes for king and queen are due December 27. Announcement of
the election will be made December 31. Begin right away to send your
A number of Busy Bee prize winners et the laat four months have not
named whether they are on the Red or the Blue side. The editor would
like to have these Bees write and tell the side they are on in order that be
may estimate which side bos won most prizes. Those who have not said
which sido they are on are Mark A. Oakes, Morton Blum, Ralph Kerr, Edith
Carlson and Frank Curran, who wins the second prize today. Geraldlne
Croft and Richard Klockler are new Bees today, who do not name the side
they are on.
The new Bees today: '
Red Side Arthur L. Loshbaugh, Worthlngton Williams, Arthur Eape-
gren, Esther Zalkovltch, Etta Faler and Eleanor Kurtz.
Blue Bide Marie Cotton, Lou vesta Lawless, William 11, Campen.'Lura
Tratt and Maurice Wells.
Little Stories by Little ; Folk
I Am a Swimmer.
J?y Ernest RoMntnn. Lead 8. D. fled
I am a ewtmmer.
When ws left the ranch we went to Hot
Pprtaga. S. to live, and my father
worked In the Evans plunge bath and
that rave me and tay sisters and brother
a good chance to learn to swim.
There la no man. woman or child that
can beat me swlrnmlns In this county.
I can swim the aide stroke, the eallor
etroke, the side stroke, the . over-band
stroke, and 1 can swlro on my back, and
float I can awim titty feet under water
und I can swim 300 feet on top of the
water. 1 can so to the bottom of the
pool and He on the bottom, and the water
Is so clear that 1 can diva eVven feet
and pick up a nickel.
The pool In tfle plunge bath Is fifty feet
The water Is SO degree. There la a
warm spring In the head of tha pool and
iUbo little springs coma up from all ever
the bottom of the pool. Tha pool has a
gravel bottom. The water haa many mln
erals In It and will cure many diseases.
The plunge bath la owned by three peo
ple of Hot Bprlnga.
Hoping to see my story In the paper, I
remain Bee of the hive. , , . -t
Shot a Porcupine.
Uy Frank Curran. m Farnam Street.
To the Editor of the Busy Bees:
X will tell you a story of a porcupine
that 1 killed In Wyoming.
It was an awfully big one. Uy big dog
6hep tried to bite It, but I sent blm away
because 1 was afraid be would get his
moutb full of quills.
Then I took my gun off from my sad
dle and shot five times at blm, hitting
tilm each time. He kept turning around
and hissing at me tike a cat doea.
He was pretty near his hole when I
hit him la the head.
After he was dead 1 took aome of his
quills baxk to the ranch to show the
XoIIts. ' -
1 will write soma mora stories of the
thins that I, have killed.
My Christmas ia Texn.
Uy Geraldlne Crort. Lu Verne, Minn.
I went down south In October. It waa
as warm there as It Is here In July.
On ChrUtmaa day we took our dinner
out In tha brush. It waa really too warm
near the canu fire. We ate our dinner;
then sat In the coolest place wa could
find and ate candy and nuts.
Uy uncle told stories and jokes. I had
a little baby cousin there. Wa romped
and played on the groan grass. My two
cider coualna and I played pum-pump-pul-away,
and we also ent out to find aome
After we showed them our flowers we
came home and were as happy as happy
could be for w had enjoyed our Christ
mas very much.
A new Iiuay Be. Oeraldlna Croft.
some were digging tunnels and building
mountains out of sand with their bare
hands. Others were searching for shells
which were continually being covered and
uncovered by the gentle waves. Borne
wero lying In the sand, othera were run
nine. . Home tlmne through the water and
some times on tha sand.
It was too much to tnliw. I thouirht. Bo
as quick as possible I took my shoes off
and waa with the rest enjoying myxclf.
It seems a though I will never forgot
that afternoon. My uncle soon reminded
ma that It was time to go home.
A Christmas Surprise.
By Eathw Zalkovltch, Aged 11 Tears, 41
South Tenth Street, Omaha.
- It waa a cold day In December and the
snow waa falling thick and fast, but
nothing could keep Mrs. Green at borne.
Mrs. Green aewed for a llvlna and
found It very hard for there war many
mouths to feed.
The nest day was Christmas and Mrs.
wanted mi cnuarcn to nave a
little pleasure, but there wasn't enough
money for there were ahoea to be bought.
areaaea to d mad and many other
arttclea tha little household needed.
Mrs. Green was going to rich Mrs. Pat-
terson'S house to sew for Sarah when she
met Mrs. Patterson coming from town.
"Are you going to have a Christmas
tree tomorrow Mrs. Greent" asked Mrs.
Mrs. Qreen said nothing and bit her
lip. What could she aar?
Mrs. Patterson wondered why she didn't
answer, but soon sha . guessed and
declared Mrs. Oreen should have a
The next day Mr a. Patterson awaited
Mis. Green's children and aald, "Go home
and get tha rest of the children and meet
m her at o'clock and tell your mother
to come to my house at o clock, but,"
sh added, seeing the children going
away, Vsay nothing about It to your
The children readily consented and
went horn In a flutter.
When the children came to Mre. Pat
terson's house everything waa ready. The
Chrtutmaa tree was In a glory and when
tha presenta wer given out, they were
surprised to find that thny had presents.
Moral, a deed of kindness Is worth more
Will Write Some Stories.
Dear Editor of the Busy Bees: I have
written on or two stories for the Chll-
dren's nag before this one, but have
not Introduced myself to you. I enjoy
My Happiest Christmat,
Maurioe Wells. Aged Tears.
Park Avenuo. Oraaiia.
I will never forget the last Christmas
1 spent In a country town. There wer
very few real poor people there, but the
chiy before Chrlstmaa we heard of a
family that lived at the edge of the town.
That Christmas morning I found that
Kanta Claus bad remembered me so well
that mother said: "Why don't you give
fcome of your presents to those poor
' So we took Old Pet, the horse, and drove
out there. I had a few toys, some candy,
nuts and fruit.
When we got there we found the mother
with a sick baby on her lap. There were
two children playing on the floor who
were very much pleased when they saw
vliat I had for them and I was happy,
A Visit to Jackson Park.
Uy William Campn, Asd 14 Year. Wl
South Tweuty-olxth Street. Omaha.
While vuttlng my unrle in Chicago laat
summer he Uok me out to Jackson park.
The selected day was bright, clear and
A rairuw, giasa bound path -led from
ti e .street car to a lagoon nt-aiby. Fol
lotting this path through the shade of
liii'i and around Unutlful Dower btd
we nrched a boathouae fcuaidlu Hit
ou h entrant e to the lagoon. Here w
I ,n J a ImjuI t."d were soon floating oa
l'u' i ale l.l. c ater. On Its shores were
I inry cMMnii p'aln In the sand under
fhttt of ll-.e overhanging branches.
!..- nil there a willow bent lu fjrm
t. tit'uli, iver the wtter.
-1 :J r th.se the T.:tl thing I notice!
&ILES FOE YOUNG WBITEES
1. Write plaialT oa os eld of
the paper only aad suatw tb
a. Us pa aad uk, not pea
ell. . .
a. Short aad pets tad article
will be glees prefer ao. Xe act
ne aver aso words.
4. on final etorles or letters
only wui be used.
5. Writ you same, age aad
address a the top of the furs
Flrrt and aeeoad prise of books
will be elves for the beat tw ooa
trtbntions to this page each week.
Address all naaadeatloaa to
Omaha free, Omaha, Veto.
very much reading the Mttls stories and
would be glad to write some myself. I
would like to be on tho BJuo side. Yours.
William H. Campe.D, Aged 14 Years, Ml
South Twenty-sixth Street, Omaha.
The Sun Will Shine Arain.
By Arthur Eperren. 6IS North Twenty-
iiui cireei, oouin umana.
A newboy, thinly clad and drenched
to the skin by the soaking rain, stood
Shivering In a doorway on a cold day In
November. Klrst one bare foot and then
the other waa lifted from the pavement
for a moment and placed against his
leg to get a little warmth. Every few
minute his shrill cry could be heard
as he shouted, "Morning papers! Morn
A gentleman, well protected by oilcloth
and umbrella In passing stopped to buy a
paper, and noticing the boy'a plight, said:
"This kind of weather is pretty hard on
you my lad,"
Looking up with a cheery smile, he
replied, "I don't mind this much mister.
The sun will shine sgaln."
Joins the Blue Side. . '
Dear Editor: I wL-ih to Join th Busy
Boes. I am years old and wish to Join
the Blue Side.
I have often read the stories written
by the Busy Bees and I though I would
like to be a Busy Bee, too. --
Perhaps the readers would like to know
about our Christmas tree at school. Wa
are going to have a Christmas tree at
The second grade and first grade are
going to come In our room. We are go
ing to have recitations and singing. The
teachers have promised -us 'a tree, and
we ran put presents on for each other.
I go to the Hawthorne school and am
In the third grade.
I wish the Busy Bees a Merry Xmaa.
Toy Town. ,
By Dorothy Williams. Aged I Year. 1118
North Twenty.flrst Street, Omaha
I hava been downtown to Brandeta'
stores and hav Been tha enormous suck
of toys. How th little eyea of th chil
dren gas upon them with wonder. How
happy are tha hearts of children. Each
tells Santa Claus what ha wants, he
sends It on ths rlrelea: Childhood comes
back to tha old. I feel vmrr eorrv fnr
the children who aVe alck In tha hospitals
and can not see th beautiful toya aa
A New Busy Bee.
Dear Editor: This Is my first story ever
written to Tha Bee and I hop It will be
I am 11 years old and I'm In tha Fifth
I will be 13 December 15. I go to the
I wish to be on the Red Side. I am
sending you a story named, "A Christmas
Surprise." . .
My address Is 413 South Tenth street
Your Busy Bee,
A New Busy Bee.
Dear Editor: This is the first time I
have written to you.-My birthday cornea on
July 1J. I go to tho Piu-lflo achool and
am In tho Fifth B.
I wish to be on the Red Side. I am
sending you a story, "Th Christian Kind
Offering." I hop It will escape the
wast basket this time. I remain, Your,
Busy Beo. ,
Wants to Join Bed Side.
Dear Editor: I read tho Busy Bees'
page every Sunday. I like It very well.
I would like to Join th Red Side. I am
going to write you a story about akatlng.
Wish you would accept me aa a Busy
Their Own Page
THE, DEC'S cSUNlOR BIRTHDAY BOOI
This is fhe Day .We Celebrate
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3520 Charles Street.
December 17, 1911.
Name and Address: Srhool: Year:
Helen Altscbluder, 8215 Leavenworth St Franklin 1904
Ethel Adler. 2250 Pierce St Mason 1901
Emma B. Baxter, 2637 Blondo St Long . 1903
Meyer Beber, 1842 North Twenty-second St Kellom 1899
Edith Bosen, 2028 Castellar St.,, CaBtellar 1904
Mary Bourlier, 8938 Gold 8t..... Windsor ..; 1899
Winifred Brandt, 3552 Jackson St... Columbian 1900
Francis Bulicek, 923 Homer St Edw. Rose wafer. .1903
Alexander Duncan, 720 North Thirtletb St Webster 1897
Clarence Erlckson, 3473 Grand Ave Monmouth Park.. 1901
Marlon Fenwick, 3308 North. Twenty-fourth St. . . Lothrop 1897
Helen J. Fowler, 1507 William St .Comenius 11901
Jack Grogen, 1945 South Twenty-eighth St Dupont 1904
Walter Hlxcnbaugh, 828 8outh Nineteenth St High 1894
Harry Isaacson, 112 South Forty-fourth Bt. ..... Saunders ..1898
Anton W. Jensen, 977 South Fifty-first St.' Beals 1901
Clydo R Jensen, 3024 North Twenty-fourth St. . . .Lothrop 1899
Howard Jourdan, 1701 Vinton 8t Castellar 1900
Florence Kelly, 2427 Ersklne St.... Lake .- 1895
Max Kline, 1215 Chicago St Cass 1899
Earl H. Knudson, l'603 North Thirty-third St Franklin 1899
Emil Kroupa, 4113 South Ninth St Fdw. Rose water. .1901
Helen Kunes, 1704 South Eighteenth St Comenius 1903
Flora Llndberg, 3520 Charles 8t Franklin t.1903
Flodye Llndberg, 3520 Charles St Franklin ...1903
Henry R.-Moody, 1116 South Twenty-seventh St. .Saunders ........1899
George Muehlecke, 1457 South Seventeenth Bt... German Lutheran. ..1898
Hazel Nlelson, 3312 Sherman Ave Lothrop 1904
Margaret Pbllmger, 2420 Hamilton St Kellom 1900
Louisa Rase, 424 North Thirty-fourth St Saunders 1899
Leora Rentfrow, 5400 North Twenty-fourth St. . . .Saratoga 1902
Benjamin Retynskl, 1932 South Twenty-ninth St.. Dupont 1897
Nathan M. Robinson,' 61SNorth Twentieth St. . . .Central . .1900
Vita Rocco, 624 South Twenty-eighth St Farnam 1896
Thelma J. Smith, 4107 Izard St.., Saunders 1898
Elisabeth II. Sowell, 4539 Boulevard Ave ...Clifton Hill 1902
Be. Tours truly. Arthur K Loshbaugh,
Aged 11 Years, 604 West Nineteenth and
Olive Streets, Columbus, Neb.
. Beadi the Children's Page.
Dear Editor: I, being very Interested
tn the children' page, would like to Join
th Blu Bld4 I read the Children's
page every week.
I am In the fifth B at th Clifton Hill
school. Hoping to see my letter In print,
I will remain a faithful Busy Bee. Lou
vesta Lawless, Aged 11 Years, 4X9 Lake
Likes Children's Page.
Pear Editor: How-do you Join the
Busy BeesT Write and tell me and I will
Join the Busy Bees. .
P. 8. I read the Busy Be page ecery
Sunday and I like it, too. Very truly yours,
Richard Forklen, 1210 West First Street,
Grand Island, Neb.
Joint the Beds.
Dear' Editor: I am a new Busy Bee
and would like to Join your page. I
would Uk to Join the Reds.
I am sending a story named, "The Bun
Will Shine Again." Arthur Espegren, 61S
NorthTwenty-slxth South Omaha.
Joint the Busy Beet.
Dear Editor: JJ hav been reading the
Busy Bee cage and like it very much.
I am 14 years of age and am tn the
Fourth grade at school. I should likorto
Some Happy Busy Bees
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Join tho Reds. I am writing a story to
you, and I hope It will be published. .
' tv 1 .
A New Busy Bee.
Dear Editor: I have been reading your
pag lately and would like to Join the
Blua Side. I send you a Chrlstmaa story.
Yours truly MAURICE WELLS.
Another Busy Bee.
Dear Editor: I want to Join the Busy
Bees. I want to be on the Red Side. I
am t yeara old.
11 North Twenty-first street, Omaha.
An Antnnur Ballad.
By Ruth Rhodes. Aged 10 Years, Lander.
Wyo. Red Side.
Th leave of spring were falling faat,
Aa Winter blew his hoary blast,
'Oh. don't," the maiden cried .at last.
"1 beg, I pray, oh, Winter!"
Old Winter heeded not her call,
Aa with his hoary blast ha
OSCAR KRAUFELT. DOROTirT WATKIKS AND THEODORE WELLS.
"Get out of that tre or I'll raak you
You little old feathered flicker.
"And you, you woodpecker, and all the
Of you feathered creatures who build your
In the trees whose leavea are th very
Go to south or I'll make you whimper."
"Oh. Winter! listen to my plea."
The maiden sang, quite minus glee;
"Oh. don't you see? oh, don't you see?
The way way you're changing the
"You'll make the ground quite whit with
And people will a-slelghing go:
Hut Just the same. oh. don't you know
To Nature It'll mean disaster?"
Old Winter's voice was gruff for sure
"Oh. don't you know, fair maiden, pure.
That It will make the world grander,
Very fine and beautiful?
"And then, again, fair maiden, true.
Sweet Hummer will come back to you.
And bring with It Its morning dew.
And then you will be happy."
"I thank you for your knowledge quite,"
The maiden sang. But ere that night
Had paaeed away the ground waa white
With snow and in abundance.
In three months old Winter fled
And Summer came to reiicn her stead.
And all was anything but dread
Till Winter came again.
Hot Yatcr Bottle
Absolutely one piece of
moulded Para Rubber no ce.
went, seams, joints or wire '
. nothing to give way under the
action . of hot water.
That's why it is sold to you
under a strict guarantee instead
of a "Caution" against boiling
Best of all.it costs
you no more than other ,
bottles cemented to
fa) rMJUaUk ayrtft
lute apoa th WjV
pol ul yomr driajjnut. it h
Ctntot svtpply yvti, mcW
from s diras-t, ginnf fcuc
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mad it prepaid.
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Good and thorough Quick
and handy Furs, Gloves,
Suita, Gowns, Dresses, etc Re
juvenated cleaned to look
like new Pressed to appear
nappy Late work to be
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Telephone Tyler 1300 or Auto
A -2225 and a wagon calls. Ex.
press paid one way on ahlpmenta
of $3.00 or over. Uptown receiv
ing stations at Pompelan Room
at Brandels Stores and Dresner
tha Tailor's, ISIS Farnam 8t.
2211-1 F rnam Street
Good Leather Goods
nippers for Us U PnUmaa Cars.
Art Colonial Sheep gkiaa.
Travsllag Bags with Toilet Bet znslda.
Ziadias' Shopping Bags.
Oxford Bags. gait Ces.
Kea's Card Case aad BUI Tolda.
Ksdloin Cases. aCuslo BoUa,
lawyer's BrUf Oases.
Wardrob Trunk our own soak.
Bat Trunks. Steamer Trunk.
From th Cheapest That'a
Good to th Best Made.
Freling & Stcinlo
1803 Farnam Street
Our Latest Creation
None Better at Any Price. Sold
in 1 and 2 Pound Boxea Only
Price 80c and 91.00.
If by Mall $1.00 and $2.00.
Myers-Dillon Drug Go.
16th and Farnam Sts.,
GIVE a beautiful piano or genuine
- piano player for Christmas and
you give the best gift that it is pos
sible to i select.' It is an ideal present
that will include every member of
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daughters. It will be appreciated by
every one, and genuine will be the
congratulations poured upon the re
cipient. A fine piano or piano player
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Hoape carries a wonderfully complete and varied
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meet ''with the approval of your purse. You may set,
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Remember that Hospe handles instruments which
ore guaranteed, and you pay only for high quality on
v Here are a few of the instruments you wilfind at
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chines, Kimball Player, Wernek Piano, Universal Player,
Mason & Hamlin, Kranich & Bach, Bush & Lane, Cable
Nelson, Pryor & Co., liremlin & Son, Hallet-Davis and
A. HOSPE COMPANY
Branch Store, 407 Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
1513-1515 DOUGLAS STREET, OMAHA.
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