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Tim OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 12, 1913.
The Busy Bees
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OTS and girls who attend vaudeville performances and circuses
have been fascinated, aa well as entertained, by the seemingly
impossible feata performed by animals of all kinds. The im
pression has been that performing animals are trained only by
kindness, but Mrs. Mary F. Lovell, a national chairman of the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has Issued a statement
declaring that the opposite Is true.
"The usual method of training animals to perform unusual tricks is
cruel compulsion. Because It Is afraid to refuse, Is the reason the animal
goes through the dreary round which pleases a thoughtless audience," she
An article In Everybody's Magazine "On the Gentle Art of Training
Wild Beasts" absolutely refuted the notion said to be persistently fostered
by showmen that performing animals are trained by kindness. "When a
wild animal Is to be broken, the first thing is to break Its spirit. It Is done
with a club," the article states.
Apes and monkeys. It is said, may be trained by kindness because they
are by nature imitative, but it is a work of time, even of years, to develop
their full capabilities in this way, and the majority of these creatures have
to be drilled into their work in the space -of a tew weeks. If they do not
leirn without the whip, force has to he used to make them efficient, ac
cording to animal trainers.
Viola Dledricksen of the Blue Side won the prize book this week. Doro
thy Johnson and Lucille John, both of the Red Side, won honorable mention.
Little' Stories by Little Folk
(fi-lse Story.) .
Plays Games with Dog.
t vi,-,i Dirtrkwii. Marne. Ta
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One day I. went out to play w;th my
1I dog, named 8ep. He will play al
most any game you want him to.
I thought I would play "hlde-and -gone"
with him. I put him on the porch
find then I ran away to hide, and after
J would hide I would call lilm and he
would try and hunt me. When he would
find me then I would go on the porch
and he would hide and when he n
ready he would bark an loud aa he
rould; that meant that he wai ready,
and when I would find him he wouU
lay down on the porch a sain. We took
turns about hiding. Bhep likes to play
Kamea like that I think It la fun. an!
when I throw a rubber ball or a rock
then he will run and catch it 'In his
mouth. Then he will try and drop It out
of M mouth and I will catch tt. Well.
J will leave aome room for tha other'
little Buy Bee, too. 1 hope to aee my
tory In print. It it 1 In print. I will
Babbits Are Sa?ed.
Jlv Toroth'v Johnson. 41R Weheter Ht,
Omaha. Neb. 7 Years Old. Red Bid.
I'm liifU sir! aeven year old. I SO
to the Dundee school and am In the
Fecond B. Thl I the first atory I ever
made up. Th name of It U "Mr. Long
ear and Baby Whit Draaa."
Onco upon a time there were two
pretty rabbit. Their name wera Long
rar and Baby Whit Drees. One day
when they were out walking Bre'r Fox
nd Bre'r" Wolf were out hunting, and
pretty oon Bre'er Fos aw the rant-It
and said, "Let hunt." But Mr.
Ijongear waa too smart for them, fihe
told White Dre to follow her. She
ted Whit Pre Into a tree that waa
hollow all the way through. Pretty
noon Brer. Fox and Bre'r Wolf grew
too tired and went away, and thl 1
the end of my story.
(Honorable Mention.) ,"'
T A Corn Story.
By I.urlll John. Aged I Teare. Elmwood.
Neb., R. r. V. No. 1. Red Bide.
The firat corn was raised by the In
dian. Tb Indian showed th white
people how to rale corn. Thl corn I
called Indian corn. Tha corn la tested
early In the spring. Th ground ia flrt
plowed, then dUkod, then It Is harrowed,
and then the corn I planted. After th
corn come up It I plowed thro or four
time to keep It clean. In the fall It 1
husked. Th stalk are from four to
twelve feet high. Th leave ar long,
lender, and pointed, and are of a dark
green color. Th fruit la called Hit,
Th plant has two kind of flower, th
teasel and th llk. Th kernel ar ar
ranged In row on a cob. Th ear may
have twelve row on them. Th ar ar
covered with long, slender glume called
The Important varieties of corn ar.
flint corn, dent corn, sweet corn and
popcorn. Flint corn baa a email atalk,
seldom exceeding six feet In height; small
eara. and very hard kernel. It color
la whit or a deep yellow. Pent corn.
contain th largest number of varieties
and la by far th moat Important. Bweet
corn contain a larger portion of sugar,
it' a mall kernel ar soft and are rid
for food. Popcorn crack open when It
1 heated. Th kernel ar email.
Corn la on of th most valuable food
plant In th world, and I eaten by
more people than any other grain except
rice. Hominy and hull corn ar mad
from corn. The United (States produce
four-ftfth of th corn produced In -the
world. Tit annual crop average about
J.ijO.liOO.OOO bukhula. valued at over I TOO,
Ort.ooi. Corn reining forma th moat ex
tensive agricultural Industry of th coun
try. The leading corn-producing state
ar Kansas, Nebraska, Illlnol and Iowa,
Sitter of Queen Writes.
py Vemlce Brink man. Aged T Tear. HI
eoutn inirty-nnn Avenue, uraana.
I am ta the second B grad of Columbia,
school. My teacher nam is Mia Globe.
The 1 very dice. At school w painted
turkey. For Thanksgiving dinner w had
chicken, duck, aweet potatoes, cranberries
rd mine pie. I hare two sister and
HE DELIGHTS IN WRITING FOR
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one brother. On of my sisters was queen
of the Busy Bees. My brother has a live
fuck for a pet. Sometime I am going to
try to win a doll that you give away. I
go. to Sunday school. For Chrlatmaa I
want a baby doll, a little doll to sew for
and a doll buggy. My sister was on th
Red Bide, so I will b also. I will writ
By Helen Zepplln, Aged 11 Tears. West
Point, Neb. Blue Bide.
The partners wero two little crippled
children In a hoapltal. On waa Mackl
and tha other waa Dannie.
Dannie had to have his back propped
up . with pillows when he sat up, but
Mackl could hobble about on hi
On day the two little boy were
talking together when Mackl aald:
When I grow up I am going to be a
bootblack, and give you halt of what I
earn." Then he said that Dannie could
have a candy stand, but Dannie said he
couldn't because h couldn't ven set up.
But Mackl said: "Ton can alt on a chair
and tend to that" Dannl said h couldn't
On venlng when they were both lying
In their cot they heard th fir alarm.
Th hoapttal was filled with excitement.
Nurses, attendant and firemen wer
rushing about All but the two boy
wer taken out of th building. Bo Mackl
crept out of hi cot and got hi crutches.
11 told Dannl not to breath any more
amok than he could help. Then he told
Dannie to get on hla back and hold tight
He did thl. II carried him down stairs
safely. Th people didn't know what was
happening when they heard th clatter
of hla crutche when Mackl and Dannl
cam down. Mackl was called a hero
By Mary R. Qoldenstein. Aged 11 Years,
uienvu, Med. Ked Mde.
I hav a doll about three feet high. She
ha pretty light brown hair and light
blue eye. I hav named her Elisabeth.
I hav a niece about I month old. Her
dresse just about fit my doll. I got my
doll for my birthday, October I. My
rftother bought it In Omaha. I era very
proud of It
I hop to my story In print
A Birthday Party.
By Edward Rosewater, Aged Tear.
fc2S Farnam. Red ti.de.
I went to a birthday party. W played
I two game. They wer "Tea Kettle" and
"Oolng to Jeruaalem.M There wer fif
teen boy and w mad a lot' of note
and had a lot of fun. W pulled from
a basket and every one got somehllng
very nice, and every one stayed for
A Happy ThankigiTing.
By Fay Rlyn Hnbbert. A red It
Tesrs, Oakland, Neb. Red rilde.
Once there lived a poor widow, who
hnd two children, Mary and George.
George came In on day and aald.
"Mother, dear, can't we have a turkey T'
But hla mother said, "No," for their
father had gone to war th year before,
and they had not seen nor heard from
him since, so they supposed him to b
dead. One day Mr. Brown went down
town and told th children to take good
care of the house. When she came back
she saw a man sitting there, dressed very
richly. Phe celled th children and
asked them who It was. They sstd they
didn't know, but he said ha wasn't a
beggar. 8he went In and asked him why
he csme there to such poor people. He
aid he was looking for Ms family, wife
and two children. Borne nelghbora had
told him they had moved here. He asked
her what her name was and she said she
was the wife of Mr. F. R. Brown. He
looked astonished and said that she wai
hla wife. They all laughed, and Mr.
Brown and Mary and George went down
town and got a big turkey. That night
when Mrs. Brown had klseed the children
good night, Mary said it waa going to be
the, happiest Thanksgiving she had ever
had, and I think so, too.
Children' Pick Berries.
By William Hurtman, Aeed Tenrs, Par
ben. Neb. Flue 8'de.
John and Ida were going Into the wnod
after some berries to please their mother,
berauso ahe was sick.
The father died whn Ida was 1 year
old snd John was 4 years old,, about t'.n
er previous. '
When they got Into the wo-mIs they
looked around fir some' berries, and
when they found some they started to
pick and got their buckets filled. There
were a lot more berries left on the
bushes an they wanted to pick them all.
but they did not have enough baskets!
It was about noon, and they thought
they would eat their lunch. When they
were going to eat they found a big has.
ket. and after they got throush eating
they went and fll'ed thst basket.
Then they started home, and when they
got home they went In the houee an1
showed their mother the berries that
they picked. Tholr mother w .so very
pleased that in a few days she was as
Th two children were very glad to get
these berries to pleae their mother, and
they aald they would go again next week.
By Allen Holir, Ae-ed S Tears, York!
eo, iiiut Bide.
I-ast summer mt mother, two brother
and I went t visit grandma.
W went through several town before
we got ther. . r
There wa a big show In town while we
were there and we went to see the parade.
Thla la my first tory to the Busy Bees'
page. I wish to Join th Blue Bide and
to see my letter In print.
By Albert Sudman, Ased 11 Years Sar
ben. Neb. Blue Fide.
Th Pilgrim came to America In 1K.
It took them sixty-five days to cross th
ocean. They wer In many storm. They
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Beautiful doll offered a week ago won by little girl living
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had very much trouble. They saw land
November IX. ' Jt"
The next day' they got Into th Cape
harbor, and landing the following day,
fell on their knee and thanked Ood for
bringing them safe to America.
They lived on the ship for' about a
week, going back and forth, being com-
Stories of Nebraska History
(By apecUl permission of tb author,
TK Pee will pubiwb chapters from the
JlUtory of Netiraeka, by A. EL Sheldon,
fruiu wek to week.)
The Arrow thit Pinned Two
Two boy. Nathaniel and Robert wer
helping their father, Oeorg Martin, In
the hayfield on day In August. ISM.
Their ranch was In th broad valley of
tt.e flatte in Hall county, about eighteen
liiilt-s aouthwest of Grand Inland.
Huddouly th hills aiong th valley wer
iuurtd with Houx and Cheyenne la
tiniit. It was th time of th great In
oirtii raid tft luA. Th father aitd boy
iitod fur tb shelter of th tog house
i..-.3 trn at th ranch. Th two boy
wtie mounted on on pooy, whtl tb
li!.trr drov a team hauling a load of
hay. lie for they could reach th build
ing th Indiana, shooting a howr of ar
row, circled about th boy. On of
th arrow struck Nathaantel In th arm
and burled Itself In Robert' back, pin
ning th two boy together. Both fell
from th pony. Two or thr Indiana
rod tip. On draw his knlf to tak
their acalpa. Another Indian aald In
Engtlah. 'Let th boy alone, and they
wer left ther for dead.
Shot wer fired from th ranch and
th Indian rod away, taking with tbem
om of Mr. Martin' stock. After they
bad ion th boy wer brought In, th
arrow waa cut from their bodiea, and
their mother cared for them. Both of
tbem lived to be grown man,' and th
tory of th two boy who wer pinned
together by an IndUa arrow ta on of th
stories told many time oa th frontier.
Merry Jingle for the A. B. Cs.
Sadla Pittman. principal of Webster Behoof, believes there is
more la teaching than merely pouring a lot of information Into the
child and then letting it soak In. The boys and girls of her school
know the flowers, birds, trees and even the weeds by their names
and forms, and they take a real Interest in these workg of nature.
Teaching the alphabet at Webster school is accompanied by the
following Jingles, written by Miss Pittman: '
r T Is for Ink which we'll use bye and bye,
If we be very careful, I'm aura we'll all try.
T Is for Janitor he keeps the floora clean.
J TO track them with mild wnnM Ha vurr moan
Is for All-of-Va here In our school.
We come to work hard, and keep very rule. i
Is for Books which we handle with care,
And keep nice and clean without soil or tear.
Is for Orayon Its use Is to write:
But never on side-walks, for that's horrid, quite.
Is for Iesk, to keep our books In;
We all try to keep them aa neat as a pin.
Is for Eraser, most useful, we think, .
He cleans off the blackboard as quick as a wink.
Is for Far we keep them so clean,
. Not a spot nor a speck on them ever Is seen. : '
Is for Girl we're nicer than boys.
For they holler and yell, and make lots of noise.
Is for Hands we scrub them each day.
With aoap and warm water, for that's the right way.
is for Kid that's what they call us.
But then we don't mind It and so we'll not fuss.
Lis for I.ok we must look hard all day.
Hard at our work there's no other
Mis for Marching, the step we must keep,
Heads up, and back atralght, and not half asleep.
Nts for Now that's the time we must do
What we're told not wait for .a minute or two.
O'a for Obey all good girla and boys.
Do It quickly, and gladly without fuss or noise.
Pis for Play, and we all love It so,
, But we dont play In work time we're too big, you know.
Qls for Quick that'a the way we must work,
. Or some one will call us that ugly name, "Shirk."
Rls for Heading we're learning it fast,
. We all try to hurry and not to be last.
Sia for Blnglag to do' it right well
We must sing very softly, and clear as a bell.
Tls tor Teacher, who teaches our class: -She
works very hard to make all of us pass.
Uls tor Tgljr we mustn't be that;
If we are, we'll be punished quicker than scat.
V'a for Vacation we're so glad when It comes.
We'd all like to dance, and beat the big druma.
W's for Whispering. NTr do It In school.
Because if you do, you're breaking a rule.
X Is so cross, well not have him at all; -We'll
leave him clear out let htm stand there and bawl.
Yia for Yard, where we play at recess;
If we're rude la the yard, we'll be punished, I guess.
ZHere comes old Z, the very last one
Too late to get In. so he's missed all the tun.
la for Boys We're glad we're not girls.
They play with doll-babies with long yellow curls.
Veiled to wde the water because it was
too shallow for th ship to sail up to it
The Pilgrims soon sailed from - Cape
-oa to Plymouth. There they built th
houses. Th winter waa very severe.
Out of one hundred and fifty-three per
son w"ho landed on Cap Cod. fl.ty-three
died. . ..........
Lamb For Playmate.'
By Lol Brown, 8 yesrs. 112 South Twen- I
.ty-eltshth street. Omaha. Ked Bide.
There was a little girl, named Dorothy.
One day ahe was out playing In her
yard, when she saw a little lamb com
ing up to her house.
She went In and asked her mother It
she couldn't keep it -
Her mother aald, "You ask your
It was Saturday, and her father was
just coming horn.
She said to him, "May I hav thla
ae aald, "You can hav It until some
on claims It." ,
ISh .waa out playing on day with
th lamb, - and a , man cam and
claimed It, "
Dorothy felt' very 'badly about giving
It up, but th man said ha would tak
It hum to It mother. .
Visit to the Country.
By Fern Peterson, Aged Years, 1810
Klghteenth Street, Kearney, Neb.
This summer I visited my cousins in
the country. Wa went In a car and never
got ther till o'clock. Th next day we
made a hous over th car to th shed.
My cousins and I had a very nlo time
that day. W had sir rooms in our
house two bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining
hoom, front room and parlor.
. On day my cousin and my slater ran
away from me. They said they were go
ing to visit the neighbors, but they Just
went after the mall. We played w had
an oil stove and my cousin was th oil
man. When he came around I bought of
I would Ilk to have someone writ to
me, If you plaee.
By Rudolph C. Weely. Aged IX Cedar
Uluffa. Neb. Blue bid.
On day a I. waa flying through th
wood. I stopped and sat on a, breach,
and I heard some of my friends talk
ing about going south. So I went homa
and told my wife about It. and I askej
her tr It wouldn't b all right tt go
outh, because It la getting cold, bh
said. "Yes." She asked me how shoulo
w go. I said with a flying machi-ie.
So w went with om of our fr lands,
nd w had a Joyful time.
By Mary B. Ooldensteln, Aged 11 Year.
Glenvll. Neb. Ked Side.
W had a debat at school on Friday.
It wa, "Resolved, That a team of
horse, ta better than a Ford automo
bile." Th side of tb hora won. They
won by two points. Th Ford'a side
had twenty-three point and th other
id had twenty-flv point. It wa vary
Interesting. Th Eighth grade gave th
debate. . I ass la th Seventh grad.
Maybe our grad will give debat aoon.
"On Christmas Morning
"If they don't tiekfe my .wife.
immensely I miss my guess, that's all.
And I'm mighty glad you showed me
the economy of Electric Cooking Ap
pliances my wife was always afraid
to ask for them because she thought
they caused a big electricity bill."
An Electric Breakfast Set
makes an ideal Christmas gift
for the home. These artistic utensils,
Electric Grill, Toaster, and Percolator, prepare
delightful breakfasts right at the table with slight
effort and expense.
Real Utility Gifts May Be Had at the Following
American Electric Co., 520 S. 16th St., D-1481
Brandeis Stores, 16th and Douglas Sts., D-1614
Burgess-Granden Co., 1511 Howard St., T-681
Burgess-Nash Co., 16th and Harney Sts., D-137
Burkhart, Frank 0., 219 S. 19th St, D-78
' , Burns, Jos. M., & Co., 704 N. 24th St., So. Side, So-890
Corr, James, Electric Co., 205 S. 19th St., D-4466
Durkin, Thomas, 2419 Cuming St., D-2519
Hayden Bros. Store, 16th and Dodge Sts., D-2600
Milton Rogers & Sons Co., 1515 Harney Sts., D-124
Nebraska Cycle Co., 15th and Harney Sts., D-1662
Omaha Electrical Works, 1214 Harney St., D-1181
Orchard & Wilhelm Carpet Co., 414 S. 16th St., D-313
Rice-Pope Company, Inc., 1907 Farnam St., D-2448
Sherwood, W. W 215 S. 20th St., D-7633
4 Thew & Luhr, 110 N. 15th St., D-2275
Williams, E. B., 308 S. 18th St., T-1011.
Wolfe Electric Co., 1810 Farnam St., T-1414
Omaha Electric Light & Power Co.
Geo. H. Harries, Pres.
We can't think of any name but BABY for the doll we are go
ins to give away this week.
If you girls want to see the prettiest, sweetest baby doll in all
the world. Just come down to The Bee office this week and see
"BABY" you'll be glad you came, just to look at her. )
Everything about her looks "BABY;" her dress, shoes, hair,
Cheeks, mouth, everything is Just dear, innocent, pink BABY.
Wouldn't you like to hold her in your arms Just a wee moment?
And think of it she is going home with one of you next week, to
be ALL YOUR OWN. How harpy that little girl will be.
Maybe, that little girl
"Baby" will ba g-lraa
rraa to tna llttla arlrl,
aadar 10 raara of aa.
that brlnra or malls ne
th larraat number of
doll's plot or a oat oat of
th Dally and Sunday
Sm feafora 4 v. m. Bator,
day, Baoambar 18.
Her picture will be in
The Bee every day this
week. Cut them all out
and ask your friends to
save the pictures in
their paper for you, too.
Bee how many pictures of
"BABY" you can get, and be
sure to turn tbem in to Tha
Bee office before 4 p. m.
Saturday, December 18.
If you don't win this
Dollie, perhaps you can
get one next week.
Only one doll will be
given to any one person.
YOU CAN SEE " BABY" AT THE BEE OFFICE,
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A New Dog".
By Vane Wlllard. Agrd Yrara, Grand
Uland. Neb. blue HJe.
My grandma baa a new dog. Hla naiu
la Jack. H la black and tan and very
Kha baa had him about thr weaka.
Thla la toy second latter to tha Buay
Beea, and bop ta my letter la print
Have You Done Your Christmas
Shopping, Busy Bees? You Can
Do a Great Deal to Relieve the
Rush by Making Purchases Now