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TIIK OMAHA SUNDAY UKK: FEBRUARY 14, 1913.
The Busy Bees
Their Own Page
IIORT the month of February is, there are many dyg In which to
f 1 celebrate. Friday waa Lincoln's birthday anniversary, and appro
'fcjja. " piiata programs were arranged In every schoolroom. The often
told tales of the log cabin In which the martyred president lived
when a youth, the long walk through the snow to return a bor
rowed book, the rail-sl!tt!ng. and other homely stories revealing the gran
dear and nobility of Lincoln's character, were repeated. To bis memory Is
accorded the perfect tribute, because of the Inspiration and Ideals for whlco
Today It Is 8t. Valentine's day, and most of the Busy Bees will be ex
changing red hearts or other tokens of the day. Valentine is usually the
Inspiration for a number of children's parties and masquerade affairs which
are tremendously enjoyed.
: ; The editor is very happy to note the Interest Busy Bees are taking in
feeding the birds these wintry days. It Is a kindness that will be amply
repaid In the springtime, when these same birds will delight us ever so
much, after a plentiful winter Instead of one of hardships.
Thfa week first prize was awarded to Mary Grevson of the Blue Side,
second prize to Florence Bennett of the Red Side and honorable mention
to Nellie Patterson of the Blue 8lde.
Little Stories by Little Folk
' (First Prise
The Birds' Party.
By Mary K. Orevson, Ased IS Years. Wt
- Point. Neb. Blue Side.
After we took our Christines tree out we
stood it In the snow and we left some pop'
corn on It. . In the afternoon about 4
o'clock, I looked over to the tree and what
should I see but many birds on the tree
eating- the popoorn. The bird were snow
btrd doves an sparrows. They must
have been very hungry, as after they
flew away, I went by the tree and It wss
all fcoee. My sister said. "Let us fix
some smell paper baskets and put crumbs
of bread In thm and com, and let us
Watch them eat It."
We all egreed to this and In a little
while we were very busy making baskets.
"We didn't have many crumbs, so
mamma gave v sis crackers and we
broke them In little pieces and put
them In the baskets. We hsd four baa
kets with crumbs and five baskets of
We then nun them on the tree and hid
where they could not eee us.
la a little while birds were seen flying
hfre and there. Boon there were about
twenty birds, on the tree, when a beauti
ful, white dove appeared and sat on top
et the tree..
He looked very P"tty sitting there, as
he was ivery .white against all the other
dark gray birds.
The birds were busily eating when a ear
came along and frightened them away
alt except the white dove, who remained.
After the car had gone soms came back
and ate all the crumbs and corn. And wt
always call It "The Bird Party." because
maybe they had Christmas.
? f ' ' (Second Prlie )
. r . . Dog it EnYioTU.
By Florence Bennett. Awd l" Tears. 1216
7 , First Corso. Ner.rar.ka City, Neb.
' . . mn. Ar We named htm
I ....... - .
r.,. wjuh he Is cute. He Is blecK
and White. ' He has a face Just like his
mother. ' ......
n. aa the ground Is covered
snow, the tittle birds have nothing to ts.
so my papa ana i ieea "
I.,. Ar,, Ma us feed them he will
come up and get the bread He .will not
est bread any other time. When he thinks
the birds want it he wsms u.
he will eat it. - ,
le follows me to school every day and
any other place I go. One day I went
lute the school house to get a drink and
he came right at my heels. Then he went
Into the Second gr.de room. The teacher
had one of the pupil, take Mm out so he
did not go In there any more. Well. a.
my story Is getting long I will close and
write again some other time.
reeds Bparrowi. ;
Bir- Nellie FaUereon. Ased 11 Tears, lit
Br West Slxh Street. H.atlnss. Neb. ;
' . , . Blue Bide. . i
Thire are' some little sparrows around,
eur house that cannot find enough to.
eat. Be I put out crumbs of bread for
them, anl they appreciate It very much.
I have a little puppy,, toe, and .soms
times it I put the dlah tin the porch he
eats the food P before the little spar
rows even gefte see It. i
This Is the fn-at time I have ever writ
ten to this page. i
' Interesting Legend. '
Br Martha Judevlne, Ased IS Tears. BelN
wood. Ngb. Blue Bide.
' lst summer- psna took us camping
to a' summer resort sbout three miles
from home. We rented a cottage and
lived there for about one month. e
Jid great deal -of fun while we were
there. We went la bathing two times a
ilr. There are rocks all around the
lake. One day we took a lunch and
climbed the bluffs and ate up on top.
The lake fa called Devil's lake. . There
la a story about the lake. It runs Ilk.
,. The In'lens that lived there were
friendly with the French. The chief of
the tribe had a beautiful daughter
the French maa wanted her end sa
Indian wanted her and so ths chief srjd
the one ti.et got Mm the little eagles and
the nest first across the lake would win
bee Of course ths Indian got across
first, hut could not climb the tree. The
French man climbed an) got to the top
and the Indian chopped the tree down.
lie fell Into the water snd It was called
t'evll's lake. The rocks are very pretty
and there Is oris In ths shape of a door
which la called the ."Devil's Doorway,
The lake Is very clear snd deep. Many
people go there la the summer to fish.
. i - A Pet Eheep.
By Everett Gudertne, Aged 10 Tears, Bell'
, . wood. Nib.
About two years ego my aunt lived In
Idehe. six miles from Gooding. Dvery
Btxinff they take great hards ef sheep
to the mountains and take care of them
during the summer and all the little lambs
and old sheep that cannot keep up are
left, behind for the wolves to eat snd
anyone that wants them caa go out sad
pick them up and serp them for a pel
My aunt gut one little lamb that way snd
brought hlut up oa a nursing bottle and
called him George, and he grew to be
eu--t) a Pt that aha could not go anywhere
ucifM ttie tied hire up. If ahe did not
tie him up end be us her getting ready
to go. he would go out In the field and
come out ahead of ber and gt there be
fore she would.
Oorce and the dog and ene pig would
alw4jrs sleep together. If they were eut
away fruas krase and a thunderstorm
KL'LEH KOH YOUNG VVJUTF.KS
1. Write plainly on one side
of the paper only and number
2. Use pen and Ink, not pen
cil. 3. 8hort and pointed arti
cles will be given preference.
Do not use 6ver 260 words.
4. Original stories or let
ters only will be used.
6. Write your name, ,age
and address at the top of the
First and second prises of
books will be given for" the
best two contributions to this
. page each week.
Address all communications
to CHILDREN'S DEPART
MENT, Omaha Bee, Omaha,
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mother, "this ' Is the place for people;
free from all city troubles." Alice was
the only girt of five children. -Alias's
little brother, t yrs old. was her Joy.
Alice loved to feed the cows, horses and
chickens and play with the calf. Alice's
father .wss the owner of this ranch. His
name was Mr.' Psrlln. lie loved the
country and lived ln.lt meet of his life.
This rsnch was called the Parlin ranch.
All.-e had two Shetland ponies and a big
saddle pony. Fhe liked to ride after the
cows and drive them to the pasture In
the'mornlng. ' ' v
Alice had a way about her everyone
do anything for any-
care Tew by for Alice.
Iter little baby brother grew to be a man,
but still Alice lovos the old farm and
spends her stimmer there all the time.
' I Alice had a way
r ni liked. She loved to
N 111 h,dy .ho could. Ye
Horns Tlfciskman. ,
sister. We all thought It much fun In the
sled sliding behind the cutter.
After we got home I sent my story
published lsst week In the Busy Beei
about ths birds snd their ChrlUmaa tree.
Alice of Parlin Ranch.
By Alice Thomns, Aged 12 Year.. Box
IK. Deer Trull. Colo. - Red Side.
"Oh, " the Joys of country . life." said
Alice, a country girl of the age of 16 years
with ro.y cheeks end brown hair uaually
covered by a white sunbonn.L She wore
a plain white and blue checked dress and
a red calico apron. "Yes," replied her
Treasure from the Deep. .
fly Mildred Rawaon, A Red 10 Tears. 1014
North Thirty-third Street. Red Side.
Once there were two children. One was
a girl an the other a boy. Their Tiemeil
were Grace and Fred.
The.e two children lived by the eea
One day Fred and Grace were playing
barefooted In the sand. They were hunt
ing for pretty pebbles and stones. While
Grsce was digging In the sand she pulled
out a string of beads. Running to Fred
she eaid, "Look! see what I have .found
Kred, aren't they pretty?"
Fred Just then saw a boat out at sea
and he said, "I wonder If those people
are coming over here to find these
beads." "Maybe they are," said (Trace.
"Let's go home and show these to
mamma and papa. Maybe papa can tell
us what kind of beads these are." '
So the children ran to their parents and
showed them the beads. The father
looked them over carefully and found
they were very valuable. And eeld, "he
thought that the beads were pearl beads."
But this man was honest and told the
children to go out an wait for the boat
tp come and to give the beads to the
people It they belonged to them.
So the children went to the shore and
met the people who said that the beads
belonged to them. For being so honest
aa to give the beads back they gave the
children ' a beautiful stone that was
valued very highly. , After that both
parties lived happily. .
By Lulu Sunderlln, Ared 7 Years. ' Hold-
- . reye. Neb. Blue Side.
.My slater and I have a puppy. Hie
name is Foxy.
His colors are brown, 'white and black.
He gets after my sister's dolls and takes
them by the hair, and shakes my moth
er's rugs and bites my. mother's apron.
Ws never find our overahoeii; so thst's
the reason sinter and I named him Foxy.
This Is my first experience in story writ
ing so I hope It will net go to the waste
whtprlng. And then It begaa to grow
quite dark and so he staid a while and
then went. home and hold his nTRther all
This Is the first time I ever have
written a story to this page and I wish to
win a prise.
About the War.
By Vera Bradley. Aged 10
Center Street, Omaha, Neb.,
As you sit around the warm fire study
ing lessons for school the next dsy, think
about the children in Europe with, no
warm fire to elt around or no warm bed
to sleep In or no fsther to depend upon.
The Jsson 'has reached them and
supplied them, but few of them couldn't
get there In time so they got left out
Aren't you glad that you aren't In the
war country T
I am a new beginner and would like
to join the Blue Side.
Abont Aunt's Wedding..
Br Myrtle 'Peteraon. Aged 10 Tears.
. Eighteenth Street and Second Ave- . .
. .nue, Kearney, . Neb. .Red. Side. j- .
My aunt was married In-December on- UJr.es FTlZt BOOK,
a very , cold day. She waa 'married at 13 I By Lester Clark. Blue Side,
o'clock In the church. I walked ahead T thank you very much for that' hjok
of the brlcie. I etrewed roses In her path, j you sent me. I had my mamma reau "It
My sister and cousin stood up with xthe
bride and Kroom during, the ceremony.
My oousln. held a rose with the ring. In
It. After the ceremony we all went to
the Hub" hall where 100 guests were
served -with dinner My story is getting
long so I will close for this time. I hope
Mr. Wests Basket is off to school.
J , . . . t - . .
. . Disobedience Punished. '
By Wllma Pipnl. Aged 8 Years. ThUrs
t ten. Neb. Red Side.
Once wpon a time there was a mother
and baby bear. The baby bear always
liked to go skating. But onoe they went
to town and she bought him a coat mit
tens, cap, shoes and stocking. ' So one
day he got ready and went He skated a
long time till he got tired. Then he s&t
down awhile till he saw a man coming.
Then he Jumped up and raa as fast as
he could go. And as he was' running he
fell Into a hole. There he got till cap,
mittens, coat and shoes all dirty. And
he did not wish to go home because he
was afraid his mother would give him a
would come up, back they would come.
George .would coma right through the
screen door and Jump up In the box.
When they left Idaho, he was getting so
old thsy had to kill him, and so they did.
They sent It to my aunt In, ths form of
a fine rug and they have It still.
A Bad Hailstorm.
By Helen Mahonev, Asred 10 Yesrs. Kear
ney, Men. Kea Bide.
One afternoon late In June when we
were buay at work, a very dark cloud
gathered In the south. It came up very
Then the cloud went to the west. There
was a high wind with the cloud. It
looked like a tornado cloud which blew
off branches of trees.. . It rained very
heavily for half an hour. Then It started
to hall, which anon covered the ground.
Msny windows were broken. The small
grain waa damaged. In . many places
the ground wss covered a foot deep with
wiltr. After the storm wss over I wsnt
out In the water.
I could hear the frogs croaking. W"l's
I wss out I went to see the little chirks
and ever 100 chickens were drowned.
About twenty-fWe chickens re left I
was vary sorry to see all our frys
drowned. ' ".
X like the Busy Bee page. I hope Mr.
Waatebaikct has gone to the war.
New Day Nursery for the Creche
Observe. Beauty of Snow.
Hy rharles Relre. Jr., Aged Tears. .10
-North Fifteenth Street Kanaas
. . City, Kan. . Plus Bide.
One evening ss.I sat In my cosy study
I noticed how beautiful everything looked.
The anow had. fallen .thick and fast all
day from early In the morning. As I sat
In. my big arm chair. looking out of the
wtnduw I noticed the big pine trees Isden
with snow., The snow wss thick on the
street and s'dewalk. Msny people, both
old snd young, .were on their way home
from w ork. The older people stepped cau
tiously along for fear of falling- on the
slippery sidewalk.'. A small pond across
the street was covered with skatsrs. I
stayed In ths house for a while then I
Went out anil Joined the skaters. ' Beveral
nights sfter that have been the same way
but that Was the " most beautiful snow
I have seen. '
The twenty-eighth year of the buay life
of the Creche olosed with 1914. Few of
the originators of the' chsrity are with
us today, but all would bs pleased to
know of Its steady progress and Increas
Most of our friends know how the
beautiful home now occupied by this char
ity, came to us, and It may Interest them
to hear of our labors during the year
to provide the new equipment for tho
house. The money In the treasury was
sufficient to meet all expenses to ths
date of our eard party, June 9. A beauti
ful gathering It waa, the prises were
particularly fine. Mr. Peters generously
placed the Country club wUh all acces
sories at our disposal 'for ths afternoon,
making It a financial as well as a social
success. The work t of remodeling the
house aa ordered by the board went stead
In the abaence of several of our mem
bers we found our 'fall collections Inade
quate to meet current expense, enhanced
aa they were by - the Inhuman strifs
among our brethren over eeas. A
dancs waa decided upon, If I could men
tion names In this oonnoctlon, what an
Interesting story could be made of this
duU screed, but I must not lmplnKe on
the prerogatives of ths prets. If It
hadn't been for the Indefatigable labor
ef Mrs. and Mrs.-, together
with Miss . to say nothing of Mr.
, our dance would have been a fail
ure Instead of a remarkable triumphant
success. - The musio was superb' and the
ball room with all its loveliness, was a
free gift for the occasion, when filled
by the elite of our youths and maidens
accompanied by happy grownups all In
holiday attire, moving in rhythmic dance,
made a scene long to be remembered,
our empty-treasury wss filled.
All' eur preparations for opening eur
new house with a Christmas Jollification
war perfected, new furniture ordered,
water and light Installed, when diphtheria
laid Its blighting -hand upon ua, striking
terror . te eur hearts. . Eight little ones
LfK trts.' . ;,i i - .. ail m
mm wm-mo. - v.
were taken' to the hospital, the child who
all unconsciously' brought the disease te
the Creche was a day boarder, and before
the true nature of his trouble was known
had gone to his home In South Omaha,
where he died a . few days later. His
mother, a . hard-working woman, deserv
ing dur sld and sympathy, still 'brings
two boys to ths Creche. Measles followed
hard . lit the . track of 'diphtheria, trying
tfie patience of doctor, matron and -helpers
, to ths utmost The fact that '.ail
the stricken ones who" were nursed ' at
the Creche, as well as at the hospital, are
well today, fills our hearts with tlTknke
gWlng. Too much can hardly be 'said
In praise of Dr. Holllster sad his willing
asaistsnts. 'It la still true that "of the
hundreds of children In eur charge during
the twenty-elKlit years but' two have died
at the Creche, and one of these was. on
Its way to the hospital with heart trouble
when we took It in and it lived but a
Among the Chrlstmss gifts to- the
Creche wae the splendid ons from the
Rotsry club. 1)50 and . a generous, one
from our constant friend,- MY. Bruce. la
Spite of quarantine the little ones en
Joyed a beautiful Christmas tree. Most
of their toys, which wers never so lovely
nor so . plentiful, were . carefully stored
until all contagion was past
' The year 1916 brings us face to face
with; a -few facts. We have land for a
garden, we nave a vacant house to rent
and we . hope to extend our charity by
opening a - day ' nursery on our JIarney
street lot for which our plans are already
submitted and approved. We only await
the necessary funds.
' I want to give most cordial thanks to
each member of the 4oerd for uniform
eourtssy and readlnsss to adopt and carry
rorward all plans suggested ' by your
Please bear In mind that no one Is more
willing to. serve the Creche In a humbler
capacity than Mrs. T. L- Kimball, presi
dent '' " ' ' ' ' ' i
'; Trcwaaver'a Reperf, 1914.
Balance from 1913 ." 362. E0
From the parents (toward the care
of 06 children) 1,1KB. 40
Subscriptions , K2.75
Birthday brigade S5. on
Cash fund and Interest l.lW.fiS
Card party and ball at Roma hotel . 788.60
- Total SS,19g.g3
Salaries of 'matron and helpers.... f 1,846. 50
(Jrot-eriee. meals and vegetables.. 1.89 07
Telephone, -gas, water. Ice 2H6.94
Druga ' 23 38
Coal and wood. t, S37.fi
Repalra and moving... 274.21
Insurance ..' M.on
Lawyer's feee..... 44.76
Buttons, needles, . pins, , ahoe
strings itc.i 33.S3
to me and I liked it very much. My papa
read it, too.
Busy Bee Rhymes. '
By Fern Peterson. Aged i Years. Eight
eenth Street and Second Avenue,
Kearney Neb. Red Side.
"TS"? Uttle 1d," bright and gay
Wish you moat charming day,' often
I haae them mmv
The one wore a rose, emblem of love;
The other, a lily, speaks of Heaven
By Evelyn Hansen, West Point, Neb.
F stands for Ferdinand-.
Who stops playing tricks
When teacher reachea up
And takee down her stick.
Q stand for Gladys.
Who is a bright little maid.
And who wears her hair
Down her back in a braid.
I stands for Ids.
Who has golden hair,
And of eyes so blue.
Just a pair.
Tj stands for lena, : .
Who sits In ths back seat .
And alwaya has a ready smile'
That la ever so sweet
L stands for Leater,
sits in ons of the front aeeta.
i And when teacher's back la turned '
I He does some daring feats.
T steads for a
By the name of
Who weaxa a. ribbon
Round her head in a bow.' '
'M stands for Marian, '
A gu-l with hatr so dark.
A ad a beautiful voice, -As
sweet as a lark. -
M stands for Msnraret
Who Is a sweet little girt. '
And who wears her hair t
Down her-back In a curt. -
O stands for Olivia,
Who has a red necktie.
And who said at the lOe store. .
She did It buy. , - . .
P stands for Paul. -. ,
Who's-hair so red' did turn.
But when you teaae him about It
He says Ita auburn.
R stands for Ruth,
Who Is rather vain.
But I wish every one had
A part of her brains.
S stands for Svlvta.
Who said what ahe meant.
But when she got 100 per cent
fche said It was an accident.
My Wild Scotch Eoie.. N
By -Abbott Fraser, Aged 10 Tsars, Broken
bow, jseo. Kea siae.
How beautiful the brook did ripple that
rtlornlng on the farm In Nova Scotia.
With -the dawn of the day t was awake
and-ready to start. Start on what, you
say? On a fishing expedition all alone.
Now by saying a fishing expedition, I
don't mean tJ say, necessarily, that I
went ten or twelve miles away; but Just
out a little ways behind the house, up
along the side of the brook to a quiet
pool, where . there must be a . "lusty"
trout ready , to bite.
What's that Jerking en the line? Never
mind, f know. What a big trout! Into
the pall with yout I wait a little while
for. the next, but' nothing wants to bite.
It seems. .What, am I thinking about?
" Tend to your business there, mister."
Yes,' out comes . another. Another wait
Balance In bank January 1.. 1815. 11&2.37.
PEACE SOCIETY WILL MEET
John Earns Lirin?. - '
By Mnrrla Fleishman. 112T North Seven
teenth Street, Omaha. Itrd Hide,
' Once upon a time there lived a r-oor old
lady. Eli had but one son rsmed John,
One day John went to look for a Job. As
he mas walking along he came to a res
taurant and In front stood a sign, "boy
wanted aa a waiter." When he saw the
kirn ha went Into the restaurant and
asked for the Job. and they answered.
"yt. you may have H." So he started
to work. After this they hsij lots of
trend and milk and other food.
The next ycer he got a ralae of M and
ma, ha in, week. When ha had a
lot of money they moved Into an apart-1 perhaps attsnd ths meeting are IV D.
m.n ,... Vow thev were richer. B- Jenkins, Rabbi Frederick Colin, snd
Ever after he got his raise they lived Mrs w. iiayee. An eirori win
happily all their lives. i mans to secure me speatera wno win
eaareeaj ir.w meeting for sa'unnns
Annual Session at Lincoln Wednei
day Sereral Omaha People
OTHER MEETINGS FOR WOMEN
The Nebraska Peace society will hold
Its annual meeting at the First Presby
terian church In Lincoln Wednesday, at
4:30 o'clock. . Among; the Omahans who
are officers of ths society and who will
Appreciate! Prise Book.
By Ines Koherta. M Charles Ftreet
innana. niua wu.
I very much appreciate the book en
titled. "IJnks of Oold." It I. full of
By Ethel Kudrna, Aged T Year., Bee,
id. tuue eiae.
This I. my first letter. I got Just what
I wanted. It Is a doll buggy. It is very
tig. I have two big dolls. Both of my
dolls fit In the buggy. I would Hke to
lotn-the Blue side. I think blue le a very
I bops Mr. Wssterparer Basket has gens
for a visit
Hew Year'i Day.
By Mary Fischer, Aged 10 Years. Vt4 La
fayeiis Avenue. Omaha, lied bide,
Oa New Yeer-a afternoon we had a Jolly
time sleigh riding. In ths first place we
have the most gsntls horse to be found
any where, so my papa hitched htm up
le eur cutter. As thsre wss only room
for my little brother, my papa and my
sister, say papa mads a aled by fastening
a large box oa a runner. My big brother
had made before his own sled by nailing
a fsw boards together.
The two sleds were hitched oa the back
of the cutter fastened with rope and off
we went We had so much fuo. We did
not have to pull eur sleds up and down
We went a tens way and after we were
out a while I changed places with my
The rrogTsm committee of the Ne-
I braska Federation ef Women's rl :bs will
meet at the llctel Iyal Wednesday end
Thursday of this week. Mrs. A. O.
Peterson of Aurora, state president and
the chairman ef U:e l':fe;-ent commit
tees, will te In ati ..idanee snd will ranks
up the ptcgrsut tor the eomtrtf year, as
well ss tor the state onven'.ion rtlng.
Mrs. N. M. Graham of the South r.maha
Christian association. 'The Life and Art
of. Rome" will be tken up, Mrs. Ure's
specie! subject being "The Roman His
Conquests and Clvio BulldlrjrThe
Miss Elisabeth Fry has been elected
leader of the mu.lo section of the asso
ciation ' of (Collegiate Alumnae,. Mies Fry
takes the place of Mlas Avllda Moore,
who has gene to Chicago to continue her
For Monday afternoon at the Colonial.
Mrs. E. S. Rood, president ef the Equal
Franchise society, has arranged a mast
ing of residents of the Eleventh ward to
hear Rabbi Cohn on "PubUo Welfare"
and F. A. Urofc-an on "Oood CHlsensiitp,"
to be followed by a-short talk by Mrs.
U. F. Copper of South, Omaha on "Your
Olrl and Mine," the moving picture play
to be presented st the American tor four
days beginning February SB, - ,
Wotrsn's e!ue, chairman of the stste In
dustrial committee, ties srransod far ths
club woir.i-n te vlt-t the West Sid school
to note the pmtress of the hot lunch
experiment tried there.
. Mrs. J. W. Crun psrker, representative
Of the National Anaoclatton Opivaed to
Woman Suffrage, has returns! from the
eaat and will addrevs the Unoola Anil
Suffrage socloty this week. "
The South Omaha. Equal ' Franrh'aa
league will give a tea at the home of
Dr. Adda Wiley Ralston. lM North
Twenty-fourth street. Wodnrsduy after
noon. Mra Oeorge F. Copper will tell
the story ef "Your Girl ar.d Mine," the
euffrage movie which will be tliowa in
Omaha this month. The executive board
will assist the hostess. .
Mxi, William a. Vre will give the pro
gram for the Omaha Society ef "Tine
Arts, which wtU mset Thursday morning'
at I o'clock si the Yeung Women's
V. W. C. A. Notes.
Oi:e new rlas thta torni Is ths first
aid. winch Is a course outlined by the
NaUoniil uomtl of the Young Women's
Chrjiilan association and the Red Cross
k'.tleiy. TLeie are ten lecturee In the
ci-4iieo aud these will be given by tea
o' the leading physicians of ths city.
He Inning with this week, the new
term if cUsce bexina. Many attractive
roursfj are offered this term In the
Vurstic arts ami domestic science de
l rtmfcuLs. Registration should be . in
ei-.i-ly to secure a place In the clasaea
XSUilnery in, to be taken up thta term. -
On Morvlsy nhtht at 8. JO o'clock there
will be n' number the peclal me.Tvler
aiitp ci-teriatnmenta. The Dundee
woman club will stve tlie play. A
Thouaad Year's Ago, ' a nuuKiue of .the
Or'ent vrilMen by Perry stacKave.
Tlokrla 'u; te seemed at the general of
fice. ' - :
"Ycdnmday apd Tliuratlny of thla week,
the women of the boiid of directors of
Ue association will cuniinua the finance
work-which was begun a few weeks aat)
and which waa not rinUned en account
of . the .inclement woaitu r. It la hoped
that Ihutu two days wtll be enough tu
complete the canipaisu. - ;
-- Mrs. V.' 1' Harford ts tu be the speaker
iVr.tho regular bimday sftern.Hjij tir
eervtie, lu r wul-Jwct brine? "The Young
Woman's I'iivcu lu Toiitical l(e." Mrs.
Harford la lulurwalei la civic and political
affairs si J has ll.f:un.e with younc
women ttiruUKti t.r counectton with r-
e-ua orKariliai:one uf tl'.a t liy. Mis waa at
one time urealdrnt of tbe Voune Women s
Christian association and. is always wek-
conied when alia toniua to aprus, to the
girls. 3kil4 Kisie tlunseli v til be the
fotoWt. Durln ths social hour, which
fallows the res'iutr service, there Is to be
a special service In memory of Miss Oracs
Podge, late) preeMsat of tae National
Board of the Young Women's Christian
association, who died December 27. Thla
service la made out by , the National
Board and haa been used all over the
country by the different associations.
Miss Moore of the household arte depart
ment Is hostess Sunday.
NEW STORY OF THE CREATION
rasaeas Tablets Translated sy
Arehaeelosrtat Wae Veil
Victim ( Wae. ;
Translations from ancient Sumerian
tablets found at Nippur and now In the
University Huaeum of Philadelphia.
hlch contain a story of the creation
of the world and the deluge, differing la
many respects from the present, ac
cepted versions, have Just been published
from the pea of Dr. Arno Poebel of the
University ef Pennsylvania. - who Is be
lieved to have fallen on the battle fields
ef EXirope . since making the transla
Tbe tablets, according to - the three-
volume translation made by Dr. Poebel.
ene of the world's -foremost Bummerlaa
scholars), set forth what Is in- many re
spects ad entirely new version of IHnesls,
and add more than 1,000 years to ' ths
history of man as at present rufocrded.
Dr.. Poebel made his translations tpariy
a year ago. and finished bis 'work before
leaving for Breslao, In the early aommer,
to complete his studies abroad. He took
with him bis galley - proof a for correc
tions. ' Shortly ater he left hla country
the war began, and Ir Poebel Joined the
Qermaa' army. Repeated, communications
io him ' since then- have failed to elicit
any ' response, and his friends" here feel
sure that be is a war victim.. ' ,
His book reveals not only the Sumerlaa
version of the creation of man. but com
pletes the Ust of kings ef Babylon, and
elesra up the r cloud that has covered
slacy missing 4lynaa(lee la aacieat his
tory". It Is . estimated that the tablets
were written about tU4 B. C , probably
about the time ef Abraham. They give
the oldeet accounts of the creation of ths
world1 and the flood" at present known
te avlencav According, to accounts, man
wae or sated by four major sous, that the
gods might have some one to adore them.
The world, aceordlng to the tablets. Is
about etS.tts years old. and the flood
happened yeare ago. Philadelphia
and that's all that's needed. For there la
Just enough for our family.
Ouess I'll go home on the other side.
Up the bank, and what's that I see? A
wild Scotch rsse nodding contentedly In
the breese. That's Just the thing for
mother, so I pick It and take It home
What a dlnnerl Trout to eat and the
wild Scotch rose In the middle of the table
looking beautiful and bright '
Enjoys Children'! Page.
By Margaret Oreen. 1221 South Eleventh
Street. Omaha. Blue Bide.
I read this page every Sunday and en-
Joy It very much. I go to school every
day and I like my teacher.' I wish to
Join the Blue Side.
By Louise Johannes. 1802 Qmver Street
Columbus, Neb. Red Bide.
This la one of my eelected poems:
LOW AIM IS CRIME.
Ltlfe is a leaf of paper white.
Whereon each one of us may write
Hla word or two. and then rnmea nlirht-
Greatly begin! Though thou haat time
But for a line, be that sublime!
Not failure, but low aim, is crime!
By Eunice Mallery. Aged 10 Years Box
SO. Scotia, Neb. Blue Side.
I wish to Join the .Busy Bees tin the
Blue Side. I like to go to school for T
like my teacher. Her name Is Miss Peter
son. I read the Busy Bees page Sundays
and like It very much. I hope to see my
letter In print, and I hope Mr. Waste-
basket Is sleigh-rldlng. for It Is my first
By Marian Langhnrst A red 10 Years.
Fontanelle, Neb. Red Side.
Once upon a time a little boy ran away
from home. He went to a neighbor's
place for some cookie.. The neighbor's
name was Brown. Mr Brown baked
large cookies with raisins In the center.
Hie mother baked little cookies without
His mother and father hunted all over
for him, but. could not find him. A
small pond was near the house and hla
mother feared he was drowned. But they
knew he often went to the neighbor's, so
they went there, where they found hire.
His father told him never to run away
again. They went home. After a lit
tle while the little boy ran Into a wheat
field to pout To scare the boy his father
crept In and growled like a bear. The lit
tle boy ran Into the road and home. His
father went through the wheat field and
got. to the house first The boy found
his father and told him about the bear,
and premised never to run away again.
Can and Could.
By. Dorothy Nielsen. Aged 12 Years. Elba,
Neb. t Blue Side. . . ,
One winter morning- Could went out to
take- a walk. . He was out of spirits and
ha was made more so b'y frequently repeating-
his own name "If I Could;" "If
I were rich, then I could do "
About the tenth time he said this. Can
opened the door of her cottage and set out
on an errand. She went down a baok
street, through a poor neighborhood. All
of a sudden Can stopped and .picked up
a piece of orange peel. She wept on till
he overtook- some children who had
bought orangea at a - stand and were
strewing the peel, as they went along.
"Well, It's little enough that I can do."
thought Can, "but I can try to persuade
these children not to strew orsnge peel."
Bha, stopped. "That Is a pretty baby you
have," said Can.
"Yes," replied the child, "snd I teach
him to walk."
"Where did you get your orange.?"
asksd Can. '
"Over at the stand," replied the chil
dren. "Why do you strew orange peel.T
asked Can. She told the children how
they could get a broken leg and what
harm such a little thing can do. Thla
Is the way Can helped out people.
Could, at the other part of town, saw
sn orange peel but did not attempt to
pick it up. But he said to himself, "If
I could put a' stop to this, I. should be
If ws want to do something we can)
do It, . '
Busy Bee Boys and Girls
Wie have a grand surprise for you. "We will give a
Bicycle next. You can have your choice of either a Boy's
or. Girl's wheel. It is a famous
WORLD MOTOR BIKE
It has a 20-inch Frame
with Coaster Brake. Motor
Bike Handle Bars, Eagle
Diamond Saddle, Motor Bike
Fedals, Motor Bike Grip,
Luggage Carrier Holder,
Folding Stand, Front and
Rear Wfleei Guards, Truss
Frame and Front Fork.
This picture) of the bicycle
i will be In The Bee every day.
-' Cn( them all out and ask
your friends to save the pic
' lures In' their paper for you,
too. -Bee bow -many pictures
yon can' get and bring them
to The Bee office, Saturday,
' The bicycle will be given
Free to the boy or girl that,
end us the most pictures be
fore 4 p. m., Saturday, March
Subscribers can help the
children in the contest by
asking for picture certifi
cates when they pay their
subscription. We give a cer
tificate good for 100 pictuivii
for exory dollar paid.
Payments 6hould be made
to our authorized carrier or
Agent, or pent direct to ua
Is there any little-boy
or girl that really needs
a NEW BICYCLE?
Write and telLcs
about it Maybe some
body will help you try
to win it.
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