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The Busy Bees
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TIIE OMAHA' SUNDAY BETC: MAKCTT 14. 1013.
THE BUST BEE3 are to enjoy as part of their owa page, an Inter
esting feature a weekly Installment of the History and Stories
of Nebraska, compiled by Addison E. Sheldon of the University
The study of history ought to be of vital Interest to all Busy
Bees. History doea not necessarily mean the study of dry, uninteresting
facts of persons and places that concern no one of us. Rather, It Is in
tended that the study of history should aid us In gaining a proper perspec
tive of things as they are today. A knowledge of historical events aids us
too In most any line of reading that we would wish to take up, since his
torical allusions are so frequent.
So a knowledge of the history of early Nebraska, Intimately Interwoven
with the lives of Its pioneers, of whom some of you are descendants, will
not be amiss, and since the history was made, perhaps, in the localities in
which some of you live, I am sure this feature of the page will prove
This week, first prize was awarded to Helen Ballou of the Blue Sldec
second prize to Helen Vals of the Red Side, and honorable mention to
Ethel Lulu Pyle of the Red Side.
My Journey South.
By Helen Ballon. Aged 10 Tear. 1421 K.
Street, Columbus. Neb. Blue Bide.
I am a robin. I will tell you of my
One day In November I flew high In
th air and saw the snow coming. I
started on my Journey. I soon met
friends that I knew. We began to talk.
When nlsht cam we were tired. We
looked at the treea, but ther were nearly
bare. We flew alt night.
The next morning we aaw some small
children setting a box of crumbs on the
porch. Then they called, "birdie, birdie."
We flew down and ate some. Then some
more birds eame. We soon ate enough
and started on our Journey.
When we were nearly to the acuta we
met another family. They traveled the
rest of the way with us and when we got
there, they built nuts next to our nest.
" I will write and tell you of my Journey
(Second Prize )
A Doll Wedding.
By Helen Val. Aged 12 Y-ars. Clark-
son. Neb. Red Bide.
I read the Busy Bee page every Sunday
and enjoy It very much.
I will tell the Busy Bees about a doll s
wedding. My sister. Clara, and her ifriend
had it prepared many weeks before. Her
friend brought her doll's dishes, three
cakes, small enough for one person, a
..null amount of cabbage, dumplings.
meat and coffee, a pan full of peanuts
and many other things.
The preacher was a fat woman doll with
a large cross pinned to herself and al
mmi n large as she was.
The bride and bridegroom were very
stylishly dressed and had many brides
maids. ' I .. . .
The cook was a very large doll with
s.an And anron.
.. ot from church they took
hrM at a time. The
turns in cbuiidi
w .A verv much. After the din-
1. -or, . niaved they had many
nleturea taken. They went for their trip
Makes Doll' House.
n Ethel i.ulu Pyre. Aged W 71'
By ortVpUenth Street .. Beatrice. ,
. Neb. Red Mid.
, I made me a doll houa for my kewple
id0ll. I love my doll and doll hous.- I
call her "Violet" . - ..
t made four rooms in U-a. bedroom.
kitchen, olnlng room aad 'parlor, v . .
u. v.wnu. or "Violet" haa lota
dresses. 1 made her a raincoat eut of an
old one. It looks very well on her. I
also made her a hat I put a feather on
It and forget-me-not. I think It Is very
pretty. I Ilk all of her clothes.
A Dav witH trie Threshers.
u.,wt irdee. Aged H Years, Pawnee
J " - v. nH Hide.
One day I 'went out Into the country
to aatch tne inresuer.. - i- -a
mil and a half's walk Wnen I
got there they were setting for th sec-.
ond time. The day was very w.,
the chaff blew to the south and It looked
like a snowstorm. The wagons for catch
lng the threshed grain were on the north
side of the machine, so the horse were
not bothered very much.
I watched them pitch the bundle for
..i-it a while, when one of the men on
tor- of th grain stack fell and hurt his
foot so badly that he could not go up
again. One of tho men who was hauling
tho grain had to go up. Ther waa no
ther to take his place so th man
asked me If I could do his hauling for
him. He asked me It I was used to ariv
ing a team aud I told him no. but I would
tr. When the wagon was full I started
for the elevator. When we got to the
railroad track a train was Just passing,
one of th horses shied, but th ether
one held It back With this -exception I
did not hav any 'more trouble that day.
Tells of Playmates.
By Gsyle Boileau, Aged 10 Years, Hender
son, la. Red Side.
I had a llttl whit neighbor girl 4
years old and her name was Rosa uafl
a Uttle colored neighbor years old and
her name was Mary Ann. They were at
my place and thay were playing on th
porch. At one I beard on of them
scream. I ran out and ther waa Mary
Ann with oap la her eyes and sand In
her mouth and screaming as loud aa she
could. Rosa said she did not mean to
hurt her only wanting to get th black
, The Penny's Travels.
By Edmund Hald, Asrd 11 Years, Sum
ner, Neb. UUe Side.
I am only a small copper penny, but
I have traveled a very great deal
I was made In a large city and my
first owner was a very rich man who
gave m to hi little girl who put m In
her bank with many other Ilk me. ' I
stayed ther a vary long time, but after
a whU sh took m out with th others
and bought a doll for her little, sister.
Th man sh gave me to kept m a
while and then I slipped out of his pocket
and rolled Into th grass under a
I waa found by a gentleman who was
going to spend the winter abroad. He
had been there only a short time when
I fell out of hi pocket a h took hi
The natives of th country found me,
but they thought J was worthless. Never
theless 1 a carried around a whll by
by, Little Folk
RULES FOH YOUNG WRITERS
1. Write plainly on one side
of the paper only and number
2. Use pen and ink, not pen
cil. 3. Short and pointed arti
cles will be given preference.
Do not use over 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 prizes 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,
Neb. . ..
a small boy who bought some candy
from an American lie met with me.
, The American proved to b the very
man that brought me over and when
be saw me he said. "Why what Is an
American penny doing here?" He re
salved to keep me. I am now In tho United
Stated and with the man who had me In
th other country. I do not know when
I will be traveling again, but I would
like to stay her.
New Busy Bee.
By Lucy Derk, ' Aged 10 Years, Arcadia,
iv eo. ijiuo Bide.
I am going to Join the Blue Side for I
think they are winning.
I go to the Arcadia publlo school. I am
In the fifth grade and my teacher's name
U Miss Laura Penney.
My letter Is getting long so I must close
'. Just Getting Acquainted.
By Ethel Loomls. Aged 8 Yeara Fair
mont, Neb. Red Side. .
This la the first time I hav seen-the
I will look for the Busy i Be Pag
very Sunday. -.
I go to tha Fairmont High school.. -
I have two little sisters named Dorothy
I take muBio leesona on the piano.
I do hope to see my letter In the paper
next Sunday. .
- The Officer's Story.
By Brunhild ReeHherg,- A (red 1 J Yeara.
Denlson, la. Blue Side.
Come, my beloved friends and -animals,
and I will tell you a wonderful story. lst
Bight when ail humans were asleep and
all toys were alive, I told my faithful sol
dier to com out and drill.
Wa had Juat com to this plac and did
not know very many people.
We were drilling when Mrs. Noah and
her dog cam out, and they stopped to
watch my. soldiers drill. !
Suddenly I heard a familiar voice. . It
waa. that of . Mlhrafrua, the beautiful
French doll. She wa running towards
Mf. Noah. I told my soldier to salute
her and they all did.
While w were watching th beautiful
Mlhrafrus, I heard a scratching at the
dcor and suddenly it flew open and In
rushed th biggest monster I hav vor
He looked around and then he spied
Mlhrafrus. He rushed towards bar, buj,
I rushed forward waging my aword and
shouting to my soldier, "Ready! Aim!"
Every gun waa brought to a shoulder and
pointed at th savag monster. "Vs"
I began, but before I could glv th last
order, I heard a noise from the hall.
"Bow-wow-wow,'' and then th master's
voice said, "King, go to your box; kitty.
go to your basket"
Then all was quiet again because a
human vole had turned us all Into life
less toys again.
By Charles L. Humes, Aged t Years,
Waterloo, ato. uue tuae.
W had a lovely Urn en Valentino day.
We drew name and had to get thorn a
valentine. ' I got ten valentines and sent
seven valentine. We also had a Valen
tin box. Our teacher, received thirty-
six.' I am la th third grad at scnooL
By Fern Peterson, Aged S Years, Eight
eenth Street and tsecond Avenue,
Kearney, Neb. Red- Side.
Now where did th llttl fellow com
Th one who 1 sitting all alone with
the other llttl pigs and their mamma
looking at him. IX surely doesn't belong
to their family.
Perhaps he's th on we'v Just been
Anyway, I think he Isn't wanted her.
Mamma pig say b might quarrel with
her children and that sh could never
hav. . I'm afraid h la lost H look so
sad. But I think he'll b abl to get back
hom. ' 4
Cheer up llttl pig and don't you cry.
Tou can find your mamma. I guess It
you try-. I thank you very much for tb
book. I lik it vary well.
By Cleophus Kelly, Aged 1 Years. 2 P
Mretl. Houth Umaha. Red bide.
One upon a Urn ther waa a boy
wboae nam was John. John did not lik
to- do what his mother told him to do.
lie always would say, "Walt a minute."
One day his mother said. "Please, John,
go and get me a bucket of coal," and be
This Little Girl is a Real Business Woman
If there Is a more contented and use
ful and enterprising girl In Nebraska than
rauline Burkett of Herman, Neb., people
haven't heard about her.
My, my, my, what a little worker ahe U.
And she has money In the bank and a
nice little bank book. And she's in busi
ness for herself raising chickens and soil
ing them. And she puts advertisements
In the paper for people to buy her
ihlokens. Tou can Just believe Pauline
knows which are the best papers to adver
tise In to get results. Not long ago she
put her advertisement In The Twentletn
Century Farmer and she sold 163 chickens
at $t each. She haa tine pure-bred White
Leghorn chickens and she haa a lot of
Now you probably think rauline Is
about 25 or 30 yeara old. Well, ahe la not
She Is only 13.
Think of It. Only IS years old and doing
all them things. Advertising Just Ukt
some big business house. Walking Into a
bank with her bank book and depositing
rolls of .bills and bags of nickels and
dimes and dollara Writing her Checks
and signing them "Pauline Burkett'' Just
like John D. Rockefeller.
Isn't it wonderful?
Hud (tlx Thonaamal Votes.
Pauline was on of the leading con
tostants In the recent He bicycle con
test. Sh badver ,000lvote to her
credit. She didn't win the bicycle, but
that was largely because he tried to do
all the vote-getting herself. Bh didn't
get enough other people to help her. Why,
during those awfully snowy dayaahawas
out In the country, ploughing through
enow drifts and getting subscriptions for
No, she didn't win the bicycle. But
what toes Paulina care for a blcyole'
What would John D, Rockefeller care for
a bicycle T ' -
By JL B.
(Bv special permission of the author,
The"Boe wUl publish chapter from the
History of Nebraska, by A. B. Sheldon,
from week to week.)
The Story of Coronado
Francisco Vasques Coronado and hi
eoldler were the first white men to visit
the Nebraska-Kansaa plains. Coronado
waa a Spanish general who oame to
Mexico to eek his fortune in th New
W"orld. While ther wonderful atorle
were brought by Fray Maraoa, a monk,
who had traveled 1,000 miles north. Into,
th country now called Ailsona. Ia that
land t waa said were the Seven Citlc
of Cibola, with houses buUt of stone
many atories high, and great aBundano
of gold and silver, turquolacs, cloth,
sheep, caws and tarn partridges. All
the Spaniards In- Mexico were eager to
take possession of such a wonderful land
Snd to sella Its riches. Coronado waa tha
lucky man who waa made general of the
army which waa sent out to conquer these
famous seven cities. Three hundred Span
iards on horseback and 1,000 Indiana with
a long train of horses and cattle carry
ing food and ammunition, started In
February, 1540, on this fine errand. After
a long and hard Journey across the desert
the army arrived at the towns of the
Zunl and Hopl Indians In ArUona, They
found what one finds today a desert with
houses mad of sun-baked mud, the
home of poor and peaceful Indians who
make pottery ' and weave a little cloth
and raise corn and bean and fowl. The
riches and splendor of th wonderful
Seven Cities ef Cibola were a dream of
the desert. Lik many other things in
life, the farther off, the more wonderful
the nearer, th more common.
At this time Coronado heard for the
first time the story of the land of Qul
vira, far to the northeast An Indian
slave whom the Spaniards called th
Turk, because they said he looked like
a Turk, told the story. HI home wa far
out on the plain, but he had been cap
tured by the Pucbla Indians and hald aa
a slave. It Is supposed that he was a
Pawnee - Indian, for the Pawnees wore
their hair In a peculiar way so. that they
resembled Turks. The story o'f Qulvlra
told by the Indian slave was of a wonder
ful land far across the plains. There waa
a rlvsr six mliei wide, and In It wer
finhes as big as horse and upon It floated
many great canoes with twenty rowers on
a alda Some of theae canoes carried soils
and the lords sat under awning upon
them, while the prow bore golden eagles.
Th king of Quivlra, Tatarrax, slept
under a great tree with golden bell pa
the branches.' These bells swung to and
from In the winds which always blew, and
thalr music lulled the king to sleep. The
common people in Quivlra had dlshe of
plated war and the Jugs and bowla were
of gold. The king of Quivlra worshiped
a cross of gold and aa lnia.ee of a woman.
tha goddess of heaven.
Stories like these filled the heart of
th Spaniard with longing to reach the
land of Quivlra and to help tha people
there to take car of its riches. On th
Hd of April, l&l. Coronado and hi army
marched away from 'the Rio Grands
valley, guided by the Turk and by an
other Indian from the same region, whom
they called Iaopete. For thirty-five day
they traveled out upon the high plains.
These were so nearly level they could
look as far aa the eye would pierce and
see no hill. They found great herds of
buffaloes, or "humpbacked cows," as
they called them, on theee plains, and
Indian who traveled around among these
cows, killing them for their flesh and
kins eating tha flesh raw and making
th skins into tents and clothing. The
said, "Don't bother me: I'm reading." Uls
slater Ma said. "I will go and get It.
then." So ahe did and when John saw
ter bringing It in be felt ashamed aoa
always brought It In after that
Ky Helen Purell, Aged Year, 864 Hart
man Avenue, Omaha, blu fclds.
Abraham Lincoln wa born February
12. 1809. His family waa vary Poor. They
Uved In a llttl log cabin. Tha UtU
crbinhad only one room. There war
crack between th logs, where the wind
nd rain cam in. Thar wa only a
iquar hoi for th window. It had no
gless. There was no door. Deer akin
heng by th doora and window.
Sirs. Lincoln taught Abraham and hi
cater to read In thr HIM. When Lincoln
aas t yeara old a school wa started.
Huch a queer little school house as It
as! It aaa only a little log cabin, with
r . . 1
Well, sir, when a girl has a good sired
bank aooount and advertised her chickens
In the papera and sell flti worth of them
from one advertisement why you don't
know what to think.
Indians had dog to pull their tents from
plac to plac and had never seen horses
until the Spaniards came. The Spanish
army saw for tho first time the 'American
buffalo. None of these Indiana who
hunted the cow had ever heard of the
rich land of Quivlra with It gold and
silver. Its great canoes and Its king. Here
tlfe two guides began to tell different
stories and confessed that the houses In
Quivlra wer not quite so large as they
had said and the people not so rich.
Coronado and his army had eaten all
the corn they had brought with them for
food. The land of Quivlra waa still said
to be far to tho north. A council waa hold
and It was determined to send the army
baok to th Rio Grande, whU Coronado
with thirty horaemen and two guides
pushed on to find Quivlra So the army
went back and Coronado with his thirty
men traveled on, eating nothing but buf
falo meat After crossing a great river,
supposed to be the Arkansas, they came
to the country of Quivlra, forty-two days
after parting from the army, or seventy
seven days after leaving the Rio Grand.
Coronado says In his letter to th king
Of Spain: "Where I reached Quivlra It
waa In the fortieth degree (of latitude)."
The fortieth degree forms the tate line
between Nebraska and Kansas, Thla
would make Quivlra In tb Republican
valley. Coronado found no gold, no sliver,
no bell tinkling from th trees, no fishes
big aa horses and no boat with golden
prows. II found Indian living in grass
huts, growing corn and beans and melons,
eating raw buffalo meat and cutting It
with stone knives. Ther wer twenty-
five of these grass hut village and th
only metal seen In them was a plec of
copper worn by a chief around hi nca.
Coronado went on for evnty-flv mile
through the villages of Quivlra and
came to the country called Harahey. The
chief of Harahey met them with 200
men. all naked, with bows and arrow
and "some sort of thing on tneir neaas.
which probably means the way they put
up their hair, and. suggests that they
were Pawnee. Hero th Turk conrossea
b had lied to the Spaniards about the
riches of Quivlra In order to lead th
army off on the trackless plains, where;
It would perish. "W atranglod him that
night so that ha never waked up," 1 th
way one of the Spaniard tells tha story
of what happened to th Turk.
Coronado spent a month In Quivlra and
Harahey. He wrote that the country was
tb best ha had seen sine leaving Spain,
for th land waa vary fat and black and
well watered wtlb, rlvulote and springs
and river. He found nut and plum and
very good sweet grape snd mulberries
to eat and plenty of graa and wUd flax
and sumach. Tho Spaniard- held a council
and reaolved to go back to Mexico, for
they feared trying to winter in tha coun
try so far from the ret of the army. So
Coronado raised a great cros and at
th foot of it ha mad soma letters with
a chisel, which said that Francisco
Vaaqucs de Coronado. general ef the
army, ha arrived there. The Spaniards
then marched away In the month of
August It almost 400 years ago, and
loft the land of Quivlra with Its fat black
soil. It beautiful rtvulcta and prtng
and rivers. It great prairie of grass and
Its nuts, pluma. good aweet grapes and
mulberrlea. Us queer cow with humped
back and It Indians living In grass but
and eating raw buffalo meat And no one
haa yt found the great cros th H pon
iard a raised, with the nam of Coronado
upon It Nor ha any one yt found th
tre covered with golden bell under
which Ttarrax, tha great king of Qui
vlra, leepB, lulled by th rnuslo of tb
log aests and th windows wer mad ot
Lincoln knew and loved the wild thing
ot th forest H was always kind to
animals. The first story he ever wrote
waa on cruelty to animals. H loved
book and would walk mile to get them.
One he borrowed an old arithmetic, and,
Juat think, he copied all that arithmeUo
to have on of hi own!
He never cheated or told a He aad waa
always kind and loving. II grew up to
be a wla and noble man and loved by
tb whole world.
V Is Paid for Ef.s. .
By Wllford Lull, Aged 11 Tears, Smith
Center, Kan, Red lde.
On day when I was out around th
barnyard I found an egg. Thla being
about the first egg I gathered. I picked
It up and rsn Into the house and said,
"Mamma! mamma!" "What dourT" she
Probably Pauline will be a millionaire
ome day and will hrvve a grand big home
In New Tor and one In Paris and her
private yacht. And then you'll read about
her In the society columns like this:'
"Mien Pauline Burkett, the million
aire, entertained, at her magnificent
home on Fifth avenue. New Tork City,
yetrday afternoon. Mine Burkett was
dreed In a lovely Imported gown trim
med In gold lace anil diamonds and pearl.
Tho affair was In honor of his majesty
tha king of England and her majesty the
quoen of England and his royal highness
the prince of Wales, who.ar visiting In
thla country. '
"Among thorn present In addition to
their majesties and his royal highness
were the following: The V resident of the
United Btates and his wife, the ambassa
dor from England and his wife. United
States BenatorS Smith, Jones, Illgglns;
Thomas, Hunter, Dowd and Giuiwolc and
their wives and a large number of less
Important persona Ilk governors , and
congressmen, wllh lota of million aire."
Well, that would look pretty nloe In the
paper, wouldn't HI Pauline wouldn't like
that aort of thing probably. In the' first
place she says she -would rather live
where she doe live than any other place
In the world. And she would rather have
the friend she doea have than senators
and millionaires, yes even than kings and
queens and royaj highnesses.
In other words, Pauline Is contented.
And do you know why sh Is contented.
Johnnie and Busier
Bhe la contented because eh haa work
to do and she Is doing it Bhe Isn't com
plaining because someone els In the
world haa things easier than she has.
Instead of that she la happy becauaa sh
has so many things to be thankful for.
There's th secret of Pauline's content
ment said. "I hav something; guea what It
I." Sh did not know, so I told her and
h wa surprised. For a few day I
kept getting on egm out later i goi
more. I only have seven hena, but I take
very good car of them. Mamma and
papa pay me S cents aplec for th egg,
if I take good care of them. Thay are all
Joins the Busy Bees.
By Jullua Boetwlck. Aged Years, Cres
Thl 1 my first letter to this happy
page. I have been reading tha stories
and thought I would writ. I have two
sister and on brother. My brother's
name is Ervln and my sltr' name are
Ruth and Irene. My brother goe to high
school In Council Bluffs. Thl 1 hi fliat
year. My alster are both In the sixth
grade. I am In th third grade. I lik
my teacher. Mis Brownell. Friday at
school w had a program. Well, aa my
letter la getting long I will close, hoping
to aee my letter in print '
Bt Mlnnla Nunemann, Aged 11 Years,
West Point, Nob. Red Bide.
Th cotton plant I a sHrub which grows
In warm countries. Th shrubs are
planted in row like corn, and grow
from four to seven feet high,
Tke plant begins to flower In June.
When th pretty petals drop off, small
green pods or boll remain. The bolls
grow until they are nearly a large as
hen' egg. Th hot aun make them
hard and brown.
Around th seeds of the plant ther I
a soft woolly down, which w call cotton.
As soon th cotton seeds are rip th
brown boll spilt, and th whit cotton
bursts out '
What a pretty sight a cotton flotd ia
when the cotton I ready for picking.
Each, plant look as If It were covered
with Uttle enow balls. Men and women
are busy picking the white cotton, and
carrying it away In baskets.
Th cotton ia then taken to a mill and
put Into a machine which picks out the
seed. Do you know what this machine
I called? It 1 called a cottdti gin.
After the seed are taken out th cot
ton I put In large bale, ready to be
sent away to the great cotton mills.
There It I spun and woven Into cloth.
The many pretty kinds of calico you see
are mada from cotton cloth printed In
Ther la something else made from
cotton beside cloth. Bom paper used
by printer la mad from cotton rags.
The old eotton clothe which W glv to
th ragman are used for this purpose.
Don't Care" and 'Til Try.M
By Faye Itoaaiyn Herlbert Aged 10 Tear.
One upon a time there were two chil
dren playing. They were brother and
liter. The brother caught hold of her
necklace of beads. Hhe tried to hold
them, but thay wer broken, Th beads
rolled all over the floor. Th girt' eye
wer filled with tear and she could not
see to pick them up. Sh asked' hr
brother to help her, but he said, "I doa't
ear." Down came the evil spirit on
his shoulders, lie had a frown on his
faoe and you would have hardly thought
that of .the boy when he waa playing so
nicely a moment ago. Then a bright
spirit named, "I'll Try," cam by and
aaw the boy, for the boy waa beginning
to feel sorry for his sister, but he could
not help her, ror "Don't care." was
stlU on hi shoulders. Th bright spirit
touched th dark on and he foil off
again. Th slater said, "pleas help me,'
end th boy said, I'll try." Th girl
dried her tear and they found the beads
and strung them and then played hap
pily. Going; Fishing.
By Donald Humes, Aged 14 Years, Water
loo, Neb. Blue Sldo.
One windy day we were going down to
our other plac. We thought w would
take our pole and line and fish, awhile.
When we got down w stopped at th
dltob, and I caught two carp that-weighed
about ne pound each, and my brother
caught on that weighed about two
pounds, and then wa went hom and had
them for supper.
By Ftnees McDonald, Ageif IS Year.
TUUen, Neb. Bin Sid.
On a beautiful road leading to Rom
lived a man who bad a beautiful daugh
ter, who waa the Joy of his life. She had
beautiful eyes and loved nature, but on
day, all of a sudden, ah went blind and
when sh could not see th light the
cried out la misery for th gods to help
her, but Ho help cam.
St. Valentine lived pear and he also be
lieved In the I. loin. But one day, as he
J took a walk, he met with some tnlaalon
i arlea, who went about preaching of th
1 trn n.ul Anil ti Valantlna ftliraeif tit thr.
worship of Owl.
Now the king was angry and had his
friend, the man with the blind daughter,
to turn Valentine a worship again.
But Valentine prayed to Uod to help
the blind girl and restore her sight to
her and It was done and then they wor
shipped " Uod, too,
Atter a while thoy were all three be
headed by the king. This Is why we celo
brate Bt. Valentine s Oay.
A Birds' Feast.
dy Ilotnlla Klein, H Hickory tret.
umitiiR. lime eiue.
I have not wilt lea for a long time, so
I will write and tell how I gav a feast
for the bird.
My cousin and I wore enjoying our
selves by watching th people pas by
on thn streets. Just then we saw a flock
"Oh!" exclaimed my cousin. "Let us
get some straw and some crumbs and
make a feast for them."
I did Just aa she said and I gav It
to them, and you ought to hav seen
how harpy they were.
Ten Little Ang-eli.
By Nora Mach. Aged Years. Red Mde.
Once upon a time there were ten little
Annies and a bad girl. On day tha bad
little girl said, "I don't want to help my
mother. I will go out and play." As
she was sitting under the tree she saw a
little angel. Sh said, "I am Klnlnesa,
and my sisters are Goodness. Happiness,
Cleanllneaa, Thoughtful, Bweetnesa. Help
ful. Disobedience. Good and Habit. If
you don't do seven of these things some
Busy Bee Boys and Girls
Wo told you last Sunday thnt wo would give you an-.
other bicycle. It is just like tho first one, a. famous
WORLD MOTOR BIKE
It has a 20-lnch Frame with Coaster
Saturday, April ltr.
Subscribers can help the children in the contest by
asking for picture certificates when they pay their sub
scription. We give a certificate good for 100 pictures for
every dollar paid.
Quick Removal of Wrinkle
IS NOW ASSUrOd Heauly &erel
Talaak Buratt. America's elf-atad
Beauty Aotreaa, CHve Startllnc Se
crets for th Attatnmaa of Qolek
B7 TAXBIXA VaVi.TT
THIS removal o! wrinHira ia no nuiai
a problem. Of course ther are many
r,nfep,4 frAflma wtilnh ax aold for
th purpose, but th experlem- of most
women with these feeble agemie hut
imuiilly been on of keen disappointment.
The losa of previous time In such cases Is
particularly deplorable. What every wo
man want and can now obtain U tho
iul k removal of wrinkles, not a process
requiring almost a year If at all, but one
which will show wonderful results ia a
few weeks' time. Tbo following formula
"Tb Way Thl 0ort moves Wrin.
klee and Bagging of riesa. I
is on wlili h doea thla In a very aniaalng
way. You make tnia yourself at home in
a very few moments by dissolving two
t&hlespoonfula of glycerin ana two
ounces of eptnl in half a pint of hot
water. The siitlny rream which rennlta
I remove wrlnkirs almost magluaJly. This
secret Is one of the most valua.bl I know,
l-rg and small wrinkles, croWs feet,
lines of awe and aaiflnir of flekh. all al
apear quickly and completely tranaform
one s appearance rrom age to youth.
FTtNEHTINB M. Th prevalence of
falling hair Is alarming among all claaaee
of women. Uandrurr Is on of th main
cause of .lb Another cause la lack of
nourishment of the halr-roota Th ord
inary hair tonic bought these days mere
ly stimulate for the time being. These can
not stop dandruff or make hair grow.
What Is needed Is to supply the nocessary
nutriment ao that the tissues of the scalp
and haJr root may return to tbolr orig
inal eondiUon of vigor and health. Fur
thla purpose nothing la so remarkably ef
fective as a mixture of on ouniie of beta.
quinol, half a pint of alcohol and half a
Pint of water (or with a full pint of bay
rum Instead f water and alcohol, If pre
ferred). This costs less than any prepared
halr-tonlc and (la results In forelng hair
to grow, stopping dandruff and the fail
ing of hair are very remarkable arid
WKS. 8. O. B. Simply us this cream
every day on vour face, arma. tmnds.
neck and shoulders, and In a very abort
time you will find the moat dectded
change In your complexion. It never faila
All red sputa, freckle and bUmlahea van
ii - '.1 K : : ) '
sU.W V frirWi ,
LouH T. - T7HM .. .r 11 111 '
tl.lng bad win happen." .'Cfo en away,
tried the girl; "t will not do any." Then
everything turned dnrk and she saw three
little men. They pinched her and pulled
her hair. She' cried out '-'it ma out
and I will di everything that the ten an
gels want me to do." Then she awoke
and saw she was In the garden. Fhe ran
heme and began to help her mother and j
sho was kind., good, happy, throughtful,
sweet, helpful, obedient and had good
tiablta ' i ..... .. . .'
By Helen Muller, AkI v' Years, Craw
ford, Neb. Hed fide.
One morning I saw some snowbirds
fluttering around in the yard. I went
out and took them some bread erumbs.
of which they ate heartily. After a while
when I looked out, th bird were gon
and there were no bread crumbs to
This la my first story to the Busy Be
page snd I hop to se my letter in print.
A Surprise Party..
H Clarice Oramley, Aged S Years. West
Twenty-nlnUi Street Kearney,
Neb. Blue Side.
We came to Kearney tff live geptem
lr. Wit I am In the third grade at th
Whlttler school and there are forty-twe
In my class. ,
My mamma thought a good way for me
to become better acquainted with the
girls In my class would b to give m a
party on my birthday, but ha did not
tcU me anything about It With the help '
of my older sisters she sent out Invlta-
tlons to all th girts before my birthday,
aa my birthday cam on December XV In
the afternoon came fourteen of my class '
girl. Each brought me a pretty present
I waa really surprised. W played game.
Mamma and sisters served refreshment. .
and it cam time for them to go horn '
and w were all better acquainted. ...
Brake. Motor Bike Handle - Bars,
Hagl Diamond Saddle, Motor Pike
Pedals, Motor Bike Grip. Luggage Car
rier Holder, Folding Stand, Front and
Rear Wheel Guards, Truss Frame and .
A picture of the bicycle
will be in The Bee every day;
Cut them all out and ask
your friends to save the pic
tures in their paper for you,
too. See how many pictures
you can get and bring' them
to The Bee office, Saturday,
' " The bicycle Will be glrtn Free"
to the boy or girl tha sends tts i
the most pictures before 4 p. m..
ish, producing a moat eaqulslta purity and
tint to the akin. It la tho be&utiiier with
out a peer, aud I very economical. Mix
one tanlespoonful of glycerine In a pint
of hot water and add on ounce of slntone
which can be secured at any drug atoie.
This ia don In a few momenta You will
need nothing els to mak your complex
m m w .
HKSTKIl C. R.DaveloDina the' bust Is
a difficult matter and cannot always be
assured. However, a mixture of two
or three ounce of met one snd half a cup
of auger In a pint of cold water, and
taken In two teaspoonf uls after each meal
and before retiring, la the best and surest
means known for the purpose. to not
us pills, or mechanical appliances.
MISS T. R. A teaspoonful of eggol In
half a cup of hot water make an ainas
ItiKly rl. li and effective head waah and
dandruff remover. The action of this
ihainpoo la to dissolve every particle of
dandruff aad fatty accumulation, which
soap does not because of th alkali it
contains. This Is th only head wash that
acts on this principle. It make the aralu
extraordinarily clean, and th hair allky
and easy to do up. This Is very eeonom
Ical a enough xko! can be secured for
a very modest price at any drug store to
furnixh a dozen or mora ot theae unusual
ahampooa It la In fact a real necessity
to hair health.
MISS F. O. N. I agre with you. Nearly
all face powders are too 'chalky, and
make the face "powdery." I use none but
my own face powder, whlcii haa abso
lutely no cuaJklnea. It Is superb In It
fineness, smoothneaa and Kent, and I
Indctectable. It ia now obtainable at drug
alores a "Valeaka u ia.lt t'au i'owder.
MART JANE K. The removal of super,
fluons hairs Is accomplished mora easily,
quickly and thoroughly by th use of sim
ple sulfo solution than ' by any other
means. This simply dlHolves away tha
hair Instead of burning It off as) do other
depilatories. It never leave a mark,
never fails and never harm th most
delluata skin. Any drukglat ran upplv
you with th simple sulio solution or It
he hasn't it, get the sulfo powder. It's
the same thing except that you Juat wet
It with a litlio water before applying It.
ARABEXUa M No, Pace eteamln-t
will not remove blackheads. You can get
rid of them completely In a' few minute
by simply rubbiitg them with some pow
dered neroxin, sprinkled on . a pons'
made wet with hot waterApy drug store
can supply you with the neroxin. Every
blackhead will disappear by using tola re
Mlfta T. H. N.-I am sorry yd wer
disappointed in not getting the slntone
from your druiftlat Uy secretary will
get It for you and send It on If you sim
ply address, "Hecretary to Valeaka biirtttt,
Thompson flldg., Chicago." aud eaclua
tha price, which Is fifty cent.
MITS. Yt. O. B. Rxresslve and unnat
ural ami-pit per pi rat ion from which mi
many women aulfer at ail aeaaone U at
once relieved by the simple ue f hydro
lis4 talo, which can be ohtalruS at any
pharmacy. It also destroys all perspira
tion odors tnatantly and all other bod
odors It will prevent that tnrrible soppy
condition under the arms. It saves jour
Varments and rellevea you of uiuca ctu
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