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THE OMATTA SUNDAY BRIO- JULY 2fi, 1014.
DOLL.LDOM enjoyed qulto a soclnl ovont Inst wook when llttlo Miss
Holoa Riley ontertnlncd a few of her friends who Uvo In the
Hanscom piirk district at a unique birthday party. It wasn't her
own birthday that she colebrated, nor oven the birthday of any
of the litUo friends that sho had invited to the party, but it was
in honor of the first blrthdy annlvorsary of her favorito doll Elolso that the
party waa given.
Tho honor guests wore tho dolls of each of tho little women who
brought them to tho party. Tho guests all assembled In tho playroom nt
Helon's home and after numorous games, tho dolls and thoir "mammas"
were seated at a table on which was a handBomo birthday cako with tho
Tho dolls' gowns woro all mado especially for the occasion by thoir
little mistresses. Thoso present nt tho doll's birthday party wero Angollno
Taylor and her dolls Frances and Florence, Marjory Coroy and Darleon,
Audrey Corey and Maxlno, Mary Qottlo and Dorothy, Elizabeth Perloy and
Ituth, Georgia Street and Virginia and Ethel Buttorfiold and Elizabeth.
This week, first prizo waa awarded to Emily Loo; socond prizo to
Hortha Stoldt, and honorablo mention to Catherine Daughorty, all of tho
By Emily Lee, Aged 9 Years, Hampshire,
Wyo. Blue Side.
In 1911 wo rented out our homo in North
Dakota and took a trip to Florida. It
took ub about a week to go there by rail
and I certainly enjoyed It, as I had never
Wo rented a small bungalow about
three miles from Wlldwood, Flo., and
forty-five miles from the coast. The
land In that section of tho country waa
almost a perpetual turpentine plno for
est, somo of tho largest clearings being
only 100 acres. Tho pines ranged In
height from fifty to sixty feet Tho soli
was puro whlto sea sand. About the
chief Industry around there was gather
ing turpentine, and it was very Interest
ing to watch tho negroes, clad only In
turbans and short white trousers, shov
ing tho bark from the trees and then
outtlng strange llttlo pockets at tho end.
I had a number of adventurea while wo
were there, somo of them quite exciting.
Ono night when wo were sitting on the
porch wo discovered tho woods around
us wero all ablaze. Wo were quite sur
rounded by fire., Papa grow excited,
thinking we were caught like rats In a
trap, but the owner of the place sitting
calmly by, asked him what was tho mat
ter. Tho man said that every year the
vegetation grew so rank and became
such a harbor for snakes and Insects that
they wero forced to burn It, tho fire
leaving tho trees unharmed. Upon learn
ing this papa procured a bucket of kero
sene and several torches and we all went
out and helped burn. Wo lived about
half a mile from a large lake which was
full of alligators. Every night wo would
hear them roar and bellow. A man
killed ono sixteen feet long, weighing
1,300 pounds. Ho sold tho skin for 13,
thinking he got a good prlco for It He
kept tho head to show us. Both jaws
opened and I could sit with easo In his
Wo lived three miles from tho largest
orango grove Jn the. world. .Florida
oranges are stho'oth-skinned like a lemon
nnd very sweet and Jiiley. Whllo I was
thero I discovered that bananas grew
upward on the bunch instead of down
ward, as they hang In tho shops. There
wero bushels of wild nuts and persim
mons. Papa purchased a barrel of grape
fruit for KM and two gunny sacks of
oranges at $1 per sack. When wo wero
going north wo went through Palmetto
county, the entire county being an Im
mense forest of palm and palmetto trees.
Wo crossed an arm of tho Gulf of Mex
ico. Pensacola bay, Luke Ponchartraln
and Lako Charles on tho train. We wero
out of sight of land several times. Wo
also ran onto a ferry and steamed up
tho Mississippi with six other trains.
Northern Florida was Just a bower of
GERMAN SOCIALISTS SCORE
Prosecution of Woman for Slander
ing Army is Boomerang.
ALLEGE MISTREATMENT OF MEN
More Than Thousand Cases Pro
duced When Government Calls
for Evlde.ncc, nnd Caso
BERLIN, July 25. War Minister von
IFalkenhnyn, whose tactless speech In tho
Reichstag on tho occasion of tho Zabern
interDellation undoubtedly contributed
greatly to the strength of the vote of
censure against the government Is gen
erally considered to havo made another
exhibition of bad political strategy by
causing an action to bo brought against
Rosa Luxemburg for insulting the Ger
man armw. Even tha loyalist press Is
iti.i v,. ,i -1
pected adjournment of the process for an
indefinite time, against the strong pro
teats of the defense, appears, when taken
in connection with certain other aspects
of the cose, to indicate that the war min
ister has realized he has exposed tho
most vulnerable point of the institution
which he had intended to protect
Frau Luxemburg, who is one of the
leaders of the extreme radical wing of
the socialist party, said recently In a
speech in Freiburg against the mishand
ling of soldiers by oflcers and non-com-mlsloncd
"Day in, day out, there are enacted In
tho German barracks dramas of which
only a small part becomes known to the
Many Witnesses Appear.
General von Falkenhayn saw in this
statement a slander of the army, and he
promptly made information to tho Btato
attorney, with the result that a prosecu
tion was begun. Vorwaertj, the central
socialist organ, thereupon published an
appeal to Its readers for witnesses to
acts of brutality against private soldiers.
The success of this appeal was evident on
the first day of tho trial, when attorneys
for the defense submitted a list of 920
men who were wiling to testify to mal
treatment of themselves or other soldiers
in their presence. General von Falken
hayn protested that this testimony was
Irrelevant except Insofar as it covered
eases having a fatal outcome, either
through mishandling or through suicide
to escape further maltreatment tho
latter a thing that repeatedly occurred.
by Little Folk
flowering trees, red. jlnk and yellow.
Wo saw many huge, rosea, twlco as big
as my head. Papa was going to got mo
oi'o, but tho train didn't stop long
enough. In going through Kentucky I
saw many objects of interest such as
the highest bridge In the world and
Daniel Boono's cabin.
Makes Wren Nests.
By Hertha Stoldt Missouri Valley. Ia.
Aged 9 Years. Bluo Side.
Ono Sunday afternoon last spring papa
made threo little wren nests. They looked
iwe real houses. Ho put one on tho
cob shod, ono on tho windmill and ono
on tho houso. Early in tho morning, a
week later, wo saw a llttlo wren curry
straw and sticks in the one on tho house.
In tho nest on tho cob shed a beo swarm
built a nest one time. Brother Ernest
got stung by a big swarm of beeo. After
that every summer thero wero bees In
Fourth at Beach.
2006 U Street, Lincoln, Neb. Bluo Side
Long beforo tho Fourth wo wore plan
ning what we would do. At last wo do-
HOW THE SLIDES IN THE CITY PABKB HKLP THE LITTLE ONES TO
TASS THE TIME.
elded to go to the beach. The first thing
was a long car ride, which took us right
to tho vory gate. Next we went rowing.
It was fun to work the oars. After a
while wo wont bathing. After bathing
wo went through tho Japaneso garden
where tho owner of the beach is buried.
Anything else, said tho war minister,
could not be considered a "drama,"
Against this construction tho dofonse
protested, and tho court without definitely
deciding tho point, prepared to contlnuo
tho process. Tho prosecution thon de
manded a list of tho defenso'tf witnesses
with specifications of the acts to which
they wero prepared to testify. Tho de
fense submitted such a list and an ad
journment for three days was granted to
enablo tho state's attorneys to 'investi
gate the cases. When court reconvened,
tho prosecution, at the lnstanco of the
war minister, demanded an indefinite ad
journment A letter from General von
Falkenhayn was submitted, in which ho
declared that the defenso's list had been
submitted to the military court for action
In the cases specified. He was unwilling
to proceed with the Luxemburg case until
courts-martial should havo determined tha
truth or falsity of the allegations upon
which the defense bases its case.
Defendant Objects to Delay.
Attorneys for Frau Luxemburg objected
to an adjournment Since the last ses
sion their witness list had increased to
1.012. and the Indications were that it
wouia continue lo grow. 10 vuu me
action of courts-martial in all tho caso
meant an Indefinite delay. Moreover, one
of the chief Issues In the case was tho
leniency with which military courts
handled brutal officers, and they ob
Jected to having tho present caso mado
dependent on the outcome of prosecutions
to whloh the defendant was not a party
and in which the defense had no confi
dence. The court rebuked this statement
as "impermissible criticism of the war
minlster,"and granted tho adjournment
However, the case may finally tremtnate
assuming that it is ever really brought
to trial It cannot help directing atten
tion to the undeniably great number of
excesses against private eoldlers on 'the
part of their superiors, and this number,
although It has been somewhat reduced
In the last few years, )i still shamefully
high. The press, In objecting to Uenernl
Falkenhayn's proposed washing of dirty
linen before an International public, cltoa
a case of alleged misuse of a soldier, end
ing in his death, twhlch has Just trans
pired as tho result of an anonymous
letter to the parents of the dead soldier.
A muBketeer of a Dantsic Infantry regi
ment who died two weeks) ago, Is now
declared to havo been fatally injured by
his sergeant-major during barrack drill.
An Investigation Is under way and ton
sergeant-major and captain of the com
pupy have been suspended.
Got anything you'd like to awapT
the "Swappers' Column."
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tributions to this page each week.
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Omaha Bee, Omaha, Neb.
It Is very attractive with lta various
flowers and Japaneso lanterns. My
brother went to tho ball game, but we
went to rldo on tho coaster. Wo stayed
to soe tho flroworka. Wo aursly en
Joyed our visit
Likes to Read Stories.
Kuth Braekctt Fontanolle.
This Is the first time I have written
to you. I was 11 years old July 13, and
I am going to be In the sixth grado at
school. I have four sisters and one
brother. Wo children have a little pig.
It was such a little pig, so my papa gave
It to us. It Is vory fat I take muslo
lessons on tho piano from Miss Alice
Picnic on the Blue River.
By Maurice l'arsill, Aged 11 Years, 715
North Ixixtngton Avenue, .Hastings,
Nob. Blue Side.
The eighth grado of tho Longfellow
school decided to have a picnic. Wo
wero going In hayracks nnd our teachers
were to chaperon us. But for some un
known reason tho picnic was called off.
Somo of tho boys and girls decided to
have It anyway. Tho boys furnished tho
hayrarks nnd tho girls tho lunch. Wo
left about 7:!) o'clock one Saturday
morning and reached the Bluo river about
12 o'clock. Wo had dinner nnd then somo
of tho boys went in swimming. Four
boys decided to walk Into Pauline, a dlB
tanco of about two miles Wo went nnd
had a lot of fun. Finally, as wo were
going back to tho rest we met somo boys
Just coming In, so I Joined them nnd went
back to Pauline. Wo went to the hay
racks about S o'clock and found them de
sorted, except for one drivor and tho
horses. We went to a farm house owned
Reporter Finds But
Eleven Smilers in
London in an Hour
LONDON, July 15. Whether Londoners
really wear "a look of helpless gloom"
is a question that haa stirred up tho
London newspapers, following an Inter
view with A. C. Carmlchael, the Austra
lian politician, who says they do. Many
charges and defenses of an lndeflnlto kind
have been made.
One Journal has sent out a reporter for
exact data. After wandering an hour
through London's busiest streets and
covering such centers of life as the
Strand and Ludgate Hill, the reporter dis
covered but eleven smilers. Of the eleven
with cheerful faces, three were women
of tho coster class, two shop girls, two
stock exchange employes and threo news
vendors. The eleventh was a small boy
who was tormenting a horse by flicking
a dirty handkerchief at Its nose.
Tho other' thousands woro tho "London
scowl," which the reporter defines as a
"deep, vertical frown between the eye
brows, puckered eyes, a moody glance,
and the mouth drawn In a tight line,
drooping at tho corners."
Ono of the merry eleven, a human
derelict selling papers on the embank
ment, said that in his philosophy ho
found It as easy to look happy as glum.
'"Appy looks'll do a sight more for
yer," he explained. "If only somo of
thein 'awkora'd chuck tho dismal line and
go in for the merry and bright, they'd
soon see the difference in their takln's."
SWISS CEMENT COMBINE
BLOWS UP FACTORY
D1TTINGEN, Canton of Bern, Switzer
land, July 25. The cement factory which
used to be the pride of this town becaune
It repreoented tho principal Industry of
tho place, wan blown to pieces by its
owners, Juno 27 under tho supervision
of tho local police. Tho great mill had
been bought by a syndicate and closed
as unnecessary to the system, Tho
syndicate had to contlnuo tq pay taxes
as hoavy as though tho wo.-lis) were in
operation, and it was decided therefore
to destroy them. Charges of dynamite
vcre placed under the tall chimneys and
at various places In the walls throughout
tho manufactory. Tho cartridges wero
exploded simultaneously by elcctrio con
nections, and the whole placo beoame a
mass of broken walls and piles of brick.
Some of the townspeople cried, as they
saw the place tumble Into ruins
by tho undo of one of the boys. There
was a swing thero and we had fun on It.
Then wo ate supper and went baek to
Hastings about 7:30 p. m. Wo reached
Hastings about 10:30 p. m., and all agreed
that we had a very enjoyable time.
Story of Flax.
By Edna Carlisle, Aged II Years, Under
wood, Ia. Blue Side.
I am a bit of flax, and thought I
would tell you' tho story of my ltfo. I
am not very old, but have gone through
many hardships. When I was In tho
bloom of youth, tho fanner cut mo down
and took mo to tho barn. I was then
threehod and spun Into threads nnd
u'nvtn Intn n ntpre nt hpAlltiful linen.
I was then sent to a merchant who I
placed mo on his shelves for solo. One
day a lady camo Into tho storo to buy
somo goods for drosses nnd sho chose
mo from all the rest. Tho next day 1
was taken from the trunk and made Into
dresses for two beautiful girls, who wore
twins. They cut mo with scissors nnd
pierced mo with a needle. I could
hardly stand It. but was finished at last
and was admired as being very beautiful.
The girls wore mo a long time, until
tho threads began to break. I was sold
to a man who wns buying rags and
taken to the paper mill and was made
Into a book called. "A Children's Dollght,"
nnd a farmer bought mo and took me
home for his chUdron to read. Tho
children read mo until they, too, grow
tired of mo and tore mo up and put
mo in tho stove. The children called
tho sparks tho school children and the
Inst ono thoy callc'd the schoolmaster.
Picnio jn the Water.
By W. A. Averlll, aroenwood, Nob.
Wo were to a picnio nnd having the
"time of our lives." Wo were in a pond,
swimming. We hnd not been In very long
when Tommy Jones lot out a yell llko nil
Indian wur-whoop and started for the
shore as If a whale was after him. We
rouowea ana soon round him killing a
largo trutlo and one of his great toes
was bleeding. It had not boon a snap
RISE OF RASPUTIN ENIGMA
Monk Described as Most Powerful
Man in Russia.
INFLUENCE GROWS RAPIDLY
Ills Connsel Is AsUril liy Csnr In
DecldliiK 13 very Question of
Importance Give Orders
LONDON, July 25. The mystic, peasant
born monk, Gregory Rasputin, on whom
a murderous attack was made by a
woman whllo he was visiting his home
in a Siberian village recently, Is de
scribed by tho St. Petersburg correspond
ent of the Dally Chronicle as "the abso
lute master of tho Russlas." It Is cer
tain that no great European court today
Is under such a mystlo sway as that
which Rasputin has been reputed to have
over Emperor Nicholas of Russia and tho
whole Imperial household. It has been
tho concern of Russia for three years
The rise of Rasputin has been an
enigma to all the nobles of tho court who
have not fallen under his Influence. His
absence from St. Petersburg, during
which tho attack upon him came, was
hoped to mean that he had fallen Into
dlsgraco, but Just previous to the news
of his being stabbed, the announcement
was made that he had been recalled to
tho emperor's palace.
Hon of Peasant.
This modern Richelieu Is tho son of a
fairly wealthy peasant of Tobolsk. He
had but little schooling and led an un
eventful life until about 34 years old,
when he developed religious fervor, be
came a lay monk and went on a pilgrim
age. At the monasteries he visited he
picked up somo learning and also man
aged to receive a letter of Introduction
to Bishop Theofan at 8t Petersburg.
This was in Through the Influence
of tho bishop tho peasant began to meet
the influential people of tho city and
court His mystic philosophy created in
terest, and he had the gift of repartee
and polite conversation.
At first Rasputin stuck to his peasant
garb, in which he mode a picturesque fig
ure. But soon ho took up an elegant
style of drosslng and living, which ex
cited the envy of Bishop Theofan. The
bishop obtained an order to exllo Raa
putln to Siberia. But not only did Ras
putin's appeal to the Tsar save him, but
caused the bishop to be dismissed to Pol-
ping turtle, but had it been a certain
Tommy would be missing a toe.
Tommy was "game" enough to go In
again, and we had a fine time ducking.
raolng and wrestling each other In tho
Wo got out about 3 o'clock, and after
wo had played a few games and had
taken n ramblo In tho woods, wo had
supper. Then we started on a four-mile
drtvo for homo.
1 surely hud a good time and will wrlto
about another plcnlo soon.
Has Many Kittens.
By Elsa Barker, Aged S Years, Hastings.
I'y Lottlo I.Bar, Aged 11 Years. Mlllor,
Neb. Bluo Sldo.
Ono bright Sunday morning my sister
liosslo nnd I woro going to a Sunday
school plcnlo. Wo drovo our pet horse
Dobbin two miles to a nice largo grovo
whero tho other pooplo wero. After a
llttlo whllo wo hail Sundny school. Soon
oflcr that wo had a very nice dinner.
Then wo played a while and had a pro
f rum. Mr. Young, the minister, proached
nwhlle, and then wo started homo. I
had n very good tlmo nt tho picnic.
Likes to Read Page,
By Loralno Dempster, Aged 8 Years, 920
N. 8th St., Beatrice Nob. Blue Sldo.
I like to read tho Busy Beo pngo. I
will wrlto a story next tlmo. I hopo my
story will bo In print this Sunday. I
want to bolong to tho Bluo Sldo.
Busy Bee Note.
By Oretchen Dempster, Aged 1 Years, 920
N. 8th St., Beatrice. Neb. Bluo Sldo.
I like to read the Busy Boo pago and
I want to bo on tho Bluo Sldo.
Brave Little Boy.
By Emma Rohllng, Aged 13 Years, Pender,
Neb. Box 3B1. Bed Sldo.
There wus once a llttlo boy who was
always at the sldo of the railroad track.
Ho went thero every day. Ono day when
ho was thore. ho saw tho track out of
ordor. Just then tho train went by. Ho
stood In tho track until the train camo.
Ho held his hand up and the train
towa without even tlmo to soo his dying
I'oivor Grows Ilupldty.
Other iiowerful officials tried to check
tha advance of Rasputin, only to find
themsolvcB In disfavor. Rasputin be-
tcame tho Intimate of the royal family,
gavo ordors to tho ministers and con
ducted himself as tho supreme power.
Tfio only successful attempt to Induce
tho court to send Rasputin away rceulted
disastrously for tho plotters. Before
leaving Rasputin warned tho empress
that misfortune was sure to follow.
When tho holr to the' throne fell III,
tho frightened empress recalled tho fa
vorite in haste.
Since his return Rasputin's powor has
continued to grow. His counsel Is called
for In deciding every question of Impor
tance. It Is said on high authority that
he brought about tho ministerial chang
last year that saved Russia from a war
with Austria. He lived ns a prlnco, with
a magnificent villa at Yalta, In Crimea.
Ono of his daughters by his present wife
Is being educated In an arlstocratlo girls'
college In St Petersburg and In ohlef
companion to the emperor's daughters.
Rasputin Is even reported to address tho
Tinr oh "thou" and "thee," a freedom
denied even tho grand dukes.
A month ago Rasputin wos ordained
a priest by a minor bishop of his native
district Thle act had aroused the an
tagonism of tho powerful heads of tho
church. It Is with these big ecclesiastics
that Rasputin will now have to deal in
holding his position.
LONDON DOES NOT LIKE
HOT WEATHER FOODS
LONDON, July 2G. American hot
weather foods failed to take with the
London public during tho recent torrid
spoil, when the thermometer touched 90
degrees In tho shade. Tho English res.
tauranta In the business section reported
no falling off In tho orders for roost
leef and Yorkshire, stoak and kidney
pudding and peaso and potatoes, although
tbero was an unaual demand for cur.
"All this talk about summer diet and
keeping cool Is Tommy rot," said tho
proprietor of an Inn celelated for Its
stouk and kidney puddings, "I believe
In a man sticking to his grub."
A customer ordered a glass of Ice
water from an old fashioned English
"Iced water! No, sir," he replied,
"Btout or ale, sir, are very nice in this
At the same time, the shops selling
eoft drinks did a heavy business dur
I havo flvo cats Tho mother cat 1 I -ry Ba&WkH
WHERE THE KIDDIES IN TOWN
HAVE GOOD TIME
rtoppert The boy pointed totho track.
Tho people all went out to seo what was
the matter A womnn gnvo him a kiss
and tho men gava hlni a purso of money.
He wns a brave llttlo boy. This Is tny
first story for the Busy Bee's pago.
Boosts Home Town.
By Miss Har.nl Malre Mrl,ollan, Suther
land. Neb. Illun Sldo.
Dear Busy Beo. I am a now Busy Boo
ami I wish to Join thn Blue Sldo. I have
two slstern and ono brother. I llvo in
Sutherland, n nice llttlo town between tho
North and South Platte rivers. I would
bo pleased to soo my letter In print
Will Write Story.
By Hlldred McLellan, Aged 10, Suther
land. Neb. Bluo Sldn.
I am a new Busy Bee. I would like to
rco my letter In print very much. I wish
to Join tho Bluo Side. I live In town.
llko to llvo hero very much
stories each Sunday,
I will wrlto a story
BiJjy Bets Letter.
By Vera Do'cs Dernier. Aped 10 YenrB,
juimwoou, isenrnsKa. iiiuo moe.
I have been reading your stories and
liked them very much.
I will try and writo a story myself
I hope to see It In print nnd escapo
from the waste basket
To tho Robin.
By Ituth Shlvcloy, Aged 9 Yonrs, Nomoha,
Neb. Bluo Side.
Welcome, wclcomo, llttlo stranger;
Fear no harm, fear no danger.
Wo nro glad to see you hers,
For you sing tweet spring Is near.
Now tho white snow melts away,
Now tho flowers blossom gay.
Conic, door bird, and build your nest,
For wo love our Robin best.
By Louise Johannes, Tenth nnd Grovcr
Btreets, Columbus, Neb. Bed Sldo.
Onco upon a tlmo thero was a girl who
was very naughty. Her namo was
Gladys, and her playmato's name was
Vera. Ono day Vera asked Gladys to go
uptown with her, but Gladys didn't want
to go nnd Vera went alone. Tho next
day Gladys' mother said she must go up
town and got somo thrend. So Gladys
asked Vera to go uptown with her, but
Vera sold, "No," Just ns Gladys had,
and Gladys had to go alone. But she went
bo slowly that it was dark when sho got
ing the hot spell. London's ice supply
ran very short and gave out entirely in
many sections of tho city.
to' Make New Rule
On Criminal Records
B13RLIN. July 26. There are many In
teresting phases of the proposal to bo
laid beforo tho Reichstag this year for
a rovlslon of tho penal code whereby a
convicted person if he conducts himself
blamelessly for a period of yours may
completely absolvo himself from tho
stigma of crime, so far as official rec
At present statistics show that evry
tWolfth person In Germany Is "ivorbo
straft," that Is, has a criminal record.
Tho conviction may be for only a potty
misdemeanor, but after meeting all re
quirements for punishment under tho
law, the guilty person is made to suffer
In many ways from thin blot upon his
record. Upon later conviction for crimes
they lose tho benefit of milder penalties
for persons of blameless records; and
their credibility ns witnesses suffers, and
they havo difficulty In finding employ
ment. Whllo this rule holds to some extent
In many countries, in Germany it Is car
ried to a greater length than elsewhere.
A young man who has been fined for al
lowing his dog to run loose In a park,
for instance. Is no longer a person of
blameless life within the statute giving
youths of a certain grade of education
the right to perform their military service
In ono instead of two or three years.
Thesa are only a few of the disabilities
attending a record of conviction.
UNUSUAL MONUMENT FOR
FAMOUS FRENCH CHEMIST
PARIS, July SB. A monument which Is
to be unveiled soon In memory of Pierre
Berthelot, the great French chemist, in
front of the College de Frnnce, Is an
iliUAUal momorial. The soulptor, Paul do
Saint Marceaux, has not only mado a
statute of the chemist alone, but has
placed him In a bronze group, which In
pi n den his wife and the great writer,
Ernest Renan, author of "The Life of
Jesus." Air threo wero for years united
In the closest bonds of friendship. Renan,
who was the first to dlo, was long
mourned by the Berthelots, who outlived
him some fifty years and who then died
on the same night
home. Her mother nsked whero sho had
been nnd Gladys replied that she had
been looking Into shop windows a long
tlmo. But Gladys didn't tell tho truth,
because she hnd the thread and waa
coming home when sho met another girl
and went home with her and stayed till
dark However, Gladys' mother found it
out nnd Gladys waa not permitted to go
By William flpangenberg, Aged 11 Years,
2738 south Twentieth street
This year for a vacation I went to
Blair, I had a very good tlmo there.
We went horseback riding, buggy riding
uid sometimes Instead of putting on sad
dle we went bareback.
Thero aro lots of creeks nnd hills thero
'and when It rnlns you can hear tho water
tumbling over rough ground, which
I mnkes a roaring In somo places.
I Whllo I was there, thero was a circus
' and a carnival. I went to both.
On Sundays c went to tho ball gamo
and other attractions.
An Illnlr is near tho country we saw
, them cut wheat and thresh It
Tho horses had a hard pull to bring
It to town as a wagon load haa a weight
or 3. WO pounds.
After some tlmo I went homo and hero
encied my vncatlon.
Goij to Minden.
By Anna Stoldt Aged 6 Years, Missouri
valley, ia, Jicn mud,
Pear Busy Bees, Monday July 6, I
visited my aunt In Mlndcn, I camo
through Council Bluffs. It wns tho first
tlmo 1 ever wns there. I rode on tho
strcot cnr. Soon wo wero over to tno
depot whero wo wanted to go. Pretty
soon tho train came and wo rodo a long
tlmo down to Mlnderi. When wo got there.
my aunt wan thero to meet us, I went
down to my unclo's store. Wo stayed
thero about an hour and then wont back
to my aunt's house. Well 1 think I will
wrlto more next tlmo.
Saves Life of Robin.
By Dorwln Wengort, Aged 10 Years,
Overton, Neb. Bod Side.
Onco my father and I wero watching n
mnn fix his auto, when I saw a cat run,
rcund tho houso with a robin In his
mouth. I ran and got tho cat and mado
him let go of tho robin. I took tho robin
nnd gave It to my father and he held It
for a while, thon It flew away. Tho next
day I saw tho robin and ho waa all right
This Is the first tlmo I havo written
to Tho Beo. I want to Join the nod Stdo.
I hopo to eeo my letter in print
By Marian S. Langhorst Agod 10 Years,
Fontcnolle, Neb. Red Sldo.
Last summer wo took a trip to Storllne.i
Nob., to visit my aunt nnd uncle.
I hnd a lot of fun feeding chickens and
playing. Noxt wo wont to Atchison, Kan.'
I had a good tlmo there with my cousin.
I went downtown nnd saw tho town. My
cousin works In a storo. Thoy have many
Thon wo wont to Qulncy, 111. When
wo reached thero my undo took us'
from tho train In his car. Wo crossed
tho Mississippi river when wo went thero.
Tho next day wo went to tho Sailors
and Soldiers' homo and taw somo deer,
fawns, geese, swans, bears, foxes, wolves,
and a reindeer and thon wo saw tho
tiro engine called to a fire.
I was at a picture show soveral times.
Ono evening wo went to tho plcturoi
show, then wo went to tho park and
heard tho band play.
Rome Women Never Lenrn.
"You nm'cr put anything Where It be
longs," ho complained.
"Why aro you scolding mo again,
GcorgoT" .sho replied. "What havo I
dono-.jioW that Is wrong!"
"iJvcry mqrnlhg; I tlnd my knife and
my koys In my right hip pocket. Won't
you ever learn that I prefer to wear thorn
on tho left side.'' Chicago Herald.
to Dispense with
Coats in Summer.
LONDON, July 25,-England's hot spell
has started nn agitation for reform In
men's summer dress, but so far none
havo had courage to follow the American
fashion of appearing in tho street In
shirt and belt An Englishman never
dispenses with the coat except when
playing tennis and cricket and boating
on the river. To appoar without a coat
on tho links Is qulto as unpardonable
in England as to go costless In the street
"My long-suffering brothers," asks ono
writer In a dally paper, "why not defy
tho women, tako off our coats and waist
coats and be cool? They do these things:
in America, whero woman Is a very in
dependent creature. Why can't wo do
them here? Haven't wo the pluck?
"I was moved to these remarks,' ho
continues, "by the sight of a gentleman,
presumably from the States, sauntering:
down Shoo Inne, He looked radiantly
cool and serenely happy. And for tha
first time in my mortal career I envied:
an American. As a fact, he also looked
smart His straw was neat; his soft
collar and horizontal tie were dressy; tho
awkward transition from gauze to tweed
was masked In a becoming silken band.
Ho did not look at all feminine; on th
contrary, he looked far more male than
the poor fellows In bales of tweed anf
homespun slouching around him."
Tho writer ends with the confession:
"Wo do not like our muggy dress, w
do not hug our fetters; we suffer, though
with tears, for the sake of the ladles.
The ladles like to see us looking 'smart'
Smart! Good gracious! And we aro not
even allowed to powder our greasy comt
NATIVES OF FORMOSA
ARE FIGHTING JAPANESE
HONGKONG. July 23,-Flghting stilt
continues In Formosa between the natives
ard the Japanese, in spite of the su
perior arms and resources of the latter.
In ono of the recent collisions, a band of
200 tribesmen were mowed down by ma
chine guns, losing a quarter of their num
ber in dead and wounded. Yet in spite
of forced retreats, the Formosans seem
to present as difficult a problem In
pacification as the Spaniards are facing
In Morocco. Owing to tho wild and
rugged nature of the Islands, which hat
never been explored by foreigners.
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