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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 2. 1916.
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THE FOURTH OF JULY, Independence Day, falls on Tuesday of
this week. The words ".Safe and Sane" have come to be almost
synonomous with the. Fourth of July in the past few years and
happy indeed it is' for the Busy Bees that this movement was
Time was when the annual recurrence of this patriotic holi
day was the signal for an awful list of death and accident notices. Eyes shot
out, hands and faces burned and large property losses were the result of
unwise and careless handling of firecrackers and firearms.
In the last few years however it has been demonstrated that little boys
and girls can be just as patriotic and show their loyalty to the flag in less
dangerous and not quite so noisy a manner.
Today is thaSunday for announcing the prize winner in the special
story contest "My Experiences in Gardening." Many stories and excellent
ones at that, were sent tosthe Busy ;Bee. Editor who fiinally chose the one
of Mildred Byrne of the Blue side as the prizewinner. .-, 1.1 .
Edna Elizabeth Green," a new" Busy Bee,. who has jqined.the Red side
is the prize winner for the week. Mary Fischer, of the Red side also and
Lula Badberg of the Blue side won honorable mention. '
Little Stories by Little Folk
. First Visit to Omaha,
By Edna Elizabeth Green, Aged 10
St. Edward Neb. Red bide.
I will tell voii about my first trip
to Omaha. My grandpa and I started
from Genoa on the 11 o'clock train
and got there at 4 o'clock a. m. We
ate our dinner in Columbus.
We were met in Omaha at the
depot by my Uncle Ben, who works in
the government service, B. A. I., who
first took us vto Riverview park, where
we saw all kinds of animals, the grizz
ly and cinnamon bears and two little
cub bears, one of which was bitten by
some wolves in a cage close by.
When its leg began to pain, the
mother bit its little leg oil. It had
quite a time trying to walk.
There are also some deer, buffalo,
birds, Belgian hares, white badgers
and a little rooster and some wild
hogs. While there we went through
fourteen parks, which were very beau
tiful. When we arrived at Uncle Ben's we
found supper ready., We were glad,
as grandpa and I were both very
The next day we spent most of our
time sight-seeing. We went to Flor
ence and saw the pumping station;
then to -Spring park and heard the
band play; also went to see the peony
farm, the most beautiful sight of all,
twenty-five acres of them white, red
and pink. You can smell them a
nnr rims neiare vou.ifei r.u mem.
On Monday Aunt Lillian and I
went down down, where I got a new
coat and hat, a present from my
After dinner we went down to Ar
mour's packing house. I did not like
it there. It made me sick, as we were
not used to the noise and the odor.
On Tuesday we crossed the Mis
souri river, went to Council Bluffs, in
Iowa. There we saw many more
We started for home at 4:30 on the
motor and arrived at Genoa at 8
o'clock, so tired, but happy.
I am a new Busy Bee. This is my
first story and I would like to join
the Red Side.
(Special Prize Story,)
My Experience in Gardening.
By Mildred Byrne, Aged 14 Years,
2530 Chicago Street, Omaha Neb.
The garden really wasn't mine, but
I had plenty of experience in garden
In the first place, it was located in
a clearing in the woods. My sister,
for it was her's, dug a space compris
ing about 100 square feet, planted the
seeds, got it nicely started, and took
We agreed that I could have half
the proceeds if I would care for it
while she was gone. ,
It was about three-fourths of a mile
rtfrom tne nouse, nut, nevertheless, j.
was very zealous the tirst tew days in
weeding and watering it, but soon my
interest began to wane and I neglect
Then a cow became deeply inter
ested in the carrots and corn, and in
order to get to the tantalizing viands
deliberately trampled over the tomato
plants and radishes that had been
thriving up to that time.
Then a horse chose the pea and
onion beds as a wallowing ground;
the potatoes being the only vegetable
undisturbed. I was rather discour
aged and went down only to pick
the few remaining tomatoes, the peas
that grew on the scraggly vines, and
dig the potatoes.
1 forgot to mention the lettuce, that
had been eaten and relished, before I
Luckily my sister had sold quite -a
bit . of stuff before I became care
taker, and had a profit of about $7
besides what we had eaten.
I am a wiser gardener now, and
hope to attempt it again without so
1 received 75 cents and some experience.
The Naughty Squirrel.
By Lulu. Badberg, Aged 13 Years,
. Cook, Neb. Blue Side.
One day at school as some of my
friends and" I were walking through
the grove we saw a squirrel that had
something in its mouth. We stopped
and examined and it was a bird's egg
which the squirrel had robbed from
a nest. So we looked around for the
bird's nest, but could not find it. At
last one little girl found it in a cherry
tree up in the other corner of the
school yard. The eggs looked just
like the egg the squirrel had. So we
thought we would fool the squirrel
and the boys made a little box and
cut a hole in it just big enough for
the bird to get in and the squirrel
couldn't. We put the bird's nest in
side of the box,, then we went away.
Afterwards we went put to see if the
bird was on its nest.' - It was setting
on the nest and nodded its head as
if to say, "Thank you." Soon after
we looked out and we saw the squirrel
hopping around the box trying to get
in, but it couldn't.
A few weeks later the little eggs
hatched and there were two little
birds. The mother had to work very
hard to get enough food for them,
so every day we would take crumbs
from our dinner pails and put them
in the box for the small birds to
Not long after that we saw them
eating worms ' and catching jnsects
that would destroy our crops. The
mother sOon flew away becadse it
soon would be cold. But I think they
earned their little box, don't you? I
wonder how many Busy Bees did this
to protect them?.
The Robin's Nest -By
Mary Fischer, Aged 11 Years,
3606 Lafayette Avenue. Red Side.
One cold rainy day in March when
we were eating breakfast papa hap
pened to look out the window. There
he saw two robins building a nest on
top of a birdhouse on our playhouse
roof. Papa said that he knew the
nest would not stand there because
the wind would blow it off. So when
we were through eating he went out
and built some boards around the
nest so that it could not be blown
away. We thought the robins would
be frightened away because we med
dled with their nest, but they soon
came back and finished building it.
A few days later papa went out and
looked in the nest and there, were
four little eggs. We all went out to
see them, but we had to hurry away,
because the mother robin wanted to
come to her nest.
After a short while we discovered
there were four little baby robins.
BRIGHT LITTLE BUSY BEE
WHO LIVES IN YORK
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They looked very funny without any
Every night for quite a while a cat
came and tried to get a baby robin,
And three of these nights he did get
one, so that there was only one left
After three of these robins were gone
we put a pan with a little hole in it
over the nest so that the cat could
not get the one robin. After a short
time the one robin flew out of the
nest with its mother and went to a
new home which they had built. The
one robin grew big and fat and
The Trip of a Nickel.
By Leona Penke, Aged 13 Years, Ben
nington, Neb. Blue. Side. .
Most of the people call me a nickel,
but I am just a piece of silver copper.
I was made in California. A couple
of weeks after I was put in a bank
in Oakland, Cal. I laid there for a
few weeks, when an old gray-haired
man fame, and put me in his pocket
Later on I was given to a grocery
man and saw a nickel just like nje and
the other nickel said, "Hello, hello,
where did you come from." Just then
someone took me and I saw-that a
little cute girl had me in her hand
playing with me and then she got
home and put me in a bank.
One day I said to myself, "My, how
I do shine." "Shine?" said a man. I
glanced at myself' and saw that I
was dirty and rusty.: I wish people
would wash their hands before they
pick me up.
But later on I .fell off the desk,
tumbled and bounced around until a
little girl picked me up and told her
sister, "Let's plant this nickel." So
they dug a hole. There I lay, all
rusty and tarnished. They put me in
a hole to see if I would grow, so they
would have lots of nickels.
I wish to see my story in print and
wish to win a prize.
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By "Zee Hortsock, Age 10 Years,
Jamison, Neb. Blue side.
I have been reading the stories in
the paper and I like them very much.
I thought I would put some stories
in. This is one of them: Unce upon
a time my. brother and I had three
Stories of Nebraska History
By A. E. SHELDON
(Bv special permlsilon of the author, A.
K. Shflrton, The Bee will print Btoriea from
the History of Nebraska from week to
NEBRASKA AS A STATE
Lincoln the New State Capital
The new state Nebraska had a new
capital. During the long fight" be
tween the North and South ' Platte
sections, the South Platte being
neare to the settled sates and farther
from the hostile Indians, had out
grown the North Platte. Thus it had
more votes in the legislature of 1866,
which passed an act to remove the
fsnjtal frnm Omaha.
. The new capital was named for
President Abraham Lincoln and the
name was given by its enemies. Otoe
county had led the fight for removal
of the capital frmo Omaha. Its mem
bers of the legislature had been op
posed to President Lincoln. The
North Platte members, who wished to
keep the capital at Omaha, moved to
make the name Lincoln, thinking that
the Otoe county legislators would re
fuse toivote for a capital so named.
But the ruse failed; their votes were
cast for the bill and Lincoln became
the name of our capital, instead of
Douglas, as was suggested in the re
moval bill of 1857.
Three men, Governor David Butler,
Secretary Thomas P. Kennard and
Auditor John J. Gillispie, were ap
pointed to locate the new capital,
which was to be at some point within
the counties of Saunders, Butler, Sew
ard and Lancaster. On July 29, 1867,
they selected the present site between
Salt and Antelope creeks, which was
then open prairie with only two or
three log cabins.
The Great Immigration When Ne
braska became a state, the war be
tween the north and south was over,
the hostile Indians had been defeated
along the frontier and thousands of
immigrants poured west in search of
Jree homes. They came in all pos
sible ways, some up the Missouri
river in steamboats, some on the rail
roads across Iqwa, but more came in
covered wagons, or "prairie schoon
ers," as they were called, drawn by
horses, mules or Oxen; In' these came
the pioneers with their children; often
with a box of chickens tied on be
hind, while a few cattle and the fam
ily dog brought up the rear. All the
roads leading into and across Ne
braska were white with these land
ships and soon the valleys and prairies
of the eastern half of the state were
dotted with dark spots, where they
had anchored and the men. and wom
en in them had begun to break the
prairies and build homes.
Log Cabins, Sod Houses and Dug
outs The houses of those days were
veTy different from ' the houses you
see in Nebraska today. The very
earliest pioneers settled along the
streams where there were trees and
built log houses. Those who' came
later and settled upon the prairie had
only one material with which to build
and that was prairie sod. They cut
the tough sod and piled it into walls,
covering the top with poles, grass,
sod and clay, leaving openings for the
windows and door. There were more
of these sod houses than of any other
kind and they were very comfortable,
being warm in winter and cool in
summer. They were often called
"dobies." Others made their houses
by digging into a hillside, covering
the top of the hole with poles, grass
and earth, leaving a space in one end,
usually toward the south, open for a
door. These were called dugouts."
The floors were often of the bare
ground. These early settlers worked
very hard to break land and plant
seeds, build houses and dgi wells. All
they had was the good Nebraska soil.
Of it they made their houses and
barns and from it they raised all they
had to eat and sell. Very kind to
these pioneers was this good, warm,
rich Nebraska toil, for out of it blos
somed the splendid farms and homes
and children, and all that makes Ne
braska so fair and prosperous today.
Governor David Butler Impeached
In 1868 David Butler was re-elected
governor and again in 1870. He was
very popular with theold-time pio
neers, whose many hardships he him
self had shared. On the other hand,
he made some enemies by his bold
aggressive' way of doing things.' In
1871, , the charge of using state money
for nis own purposes was brought
against him. He was fried before the
state senate, .impeached, and removed
from office and in his place the sec
retary of state, William H. James,
became the governor. Governor But
ler turned over land to the state which
more than paid what he owed it. His
trial caused . great bitterness at the
time and for many years. He still re
tained the confidence of his friends
and years after was elected to the
legislature by the people of Pawnee
county, his home.
Railroad Building and aRilroad Aid
There were no railroads in the
South Platte region when the capital
was moved there, and only the Union
Pacific was building north of the
Platte. In order to encourage railroad
companies to build, congress granted
half the land on either side of the
track for a number of miles to the
company building through it. The
other half was left for the settlers,
but the homesteads inside of this
land grant were cut down from 160
to 80 acres. In addition the Nebraska
legislature in 1869 gave 2,000 acres
of state lands for each mile of rail
road. Many towns and counties also
voted to give money to roads which
would build to them. There was quick
response to these liberal offers. The
Burlington crossed the Missouri river
at Plattsmouth in July, 1869. It was
the first railroad to reach Lincoln a
year later, and in 1872 it built its line
to a junction with the Union Pacific
at Kearney. The Midland Pacific was
built in 1871 from Nebraska City to
Lincoln and later built west through
Seward, York and Aurora to Central
City. It now belongs to the Bur
lington. The- St. Joseph it Denver
road entered Nebraska in 1870 and
reached Hastings in 1872. All these
lines were in the South Platte region.
In the North Platte the Omaha &
Northwestern road was built to Blair,
the Sioux City,& Pacific road was
built from Missouri Valley to Fre
mont and branches of the Union Pa
cific were begun,
(Continued Next Sunday)
little rabbits. We had them in a
box out on the lawn, but they
couldn't run around in there, so we
put them in a granary. The rats were
awful thick in there and they killed
one of the rabbits. The next morn
ing we got up and went out to the
granary. The other two were gone,
but we caught them again. Their
names were Jimmie and Pete. The
one that died was Bennie. So when
they were all alive there was Pete
Jimmie and Bennie. Well, I will
close, as my letter is getting long. I
will be on the Blue Side, as blue is
My Experiences in Gardening.
By Helen G. McCormirk,' Aged 13
Years, Silver: Creek, Neb. Blue Side
My first experience in gardening
was last summer. I had a garden
about five feet by four feet. I had
lettuce, beans, peas, cabbage and
tame sunflowers. I found gardening
a pleasure and thought I would try
it on a larger scale this year. So
quite early in the spring I planned to
have a large garden. My garden is
six by twenty. I had papa plow it
and harrow it for me. Then I took
the garden rake and raked it twice,
so that made it in good condition for
the seeds. The ground was warm, so
I planted my garden. I planted my
garden in short rows, so I had four
rows of lettuce, radishes, beans, pea;
and tame sunflowers. Also sixteen
hills of tomatoes, four hills of cab
bage, seven stalks of corn, which are
154 feet high. My lettuce is large
enough to eat, and my radishes are
also. My beans are in blossom, and
my peas are large enough to eat. My
sunflowers are over one-foot high,
and my tomatoes and cabbage are
growing excellent. Sq I am quite
proud of my garden.
By Kate SphulU, Aged 10 Years, 4344
Leavenworth Street, Omaha, Neb.
' : Red Side.
This is the second time I have writ
ten to youv'. This story is about "Old
Jennie." Jennie was a good old horse.
It was owned by my grandpa. Grand
pa used to go out to the country and
stay a week at a time to work. Une
evening it was very dark. He came
home very late that night. It was so
dark he could not see the horse's
head. After riding awhile he said to
the horse: "Take me home, Jennie, I
am lost." He threw up the reins and
the horse began to trot. He went
over one bridge when he went out
and the horse brought him over two.
The horse brought him home safely
though. He brought him right in the
yard and stopped. Grandpa did not
know where he was at tirst, out soon
found out. I expect to see my letter
in print and hope to win a prize. If I
don't I'll try, try again. I will write
some Other time about "Capturing a
Ghost." "Faithful Jennie" is a true
Fire in Ash-Barrel.
By Nettie Easter, Aged 12 Years,
Shelton, Neb. Red Side.
As it was spring Walter Bolten did
not want to do anything but play ball.
One Saturday morning his grand
mother tol.d him to empty the" ashes.
So he took the ashes out to the bar
rel beside the wood house. Just then
he hapuened to look up and saw a lot
of boys playing ball down the road.
So he ran down the road where they
were. But in the barrel at home there
were some live coal- and they caught
afire and set the .wood house afire,
and grandma saw it just in time to
put it out When she got in the
house her cookies had burnt up. And
when Walter got home she said,
"Walter, this is the first time in my
life that my cookies were spoiled."
"Yes, but they shall never burn up
again." And they didn't.
Jimmie Earns Money.
By Jimmie Allen, Aged 11 Years,
York, Neb. Red Side.
I am going to write a letter to the
Busv Bees. . I am on the Red side. I
wrote a story once before and receiv
ed a prize. I am going to try again.
My story is "How I Earn Money." I
sell the Saturday Evening Post and
Country Gentleman and the Ladies'
Home Journal. I get 2 cents from
each copy of the Post and Country
Gentleman and 4 cents for the Ladies'
Home Journal and since the first of
last July I have put in the savings
bank $12.27. I put all my money in
the bank and when I want any to
spend I get It from my daddy. I sell
from eighteen to twenty-five papers
each week. I hope that Mr. Waste
Basket is not there or will not catch
. . A Letter of Thanks.
By Nellie Harsh, Aged 11 Years,
Lowell, Neb. Blue Side.
I am writing to you to thank you
for. the books you sent me. I have
just finished reading one and think
it just fine. Pearl Rose, one of. the
prize winners, received Mary Roe
as a nrize. She let me read it and I
liked it just fine. I have read quite a
few books. My favorites are "Polly
anna," "Pollyanna Grows Up,"
"Freck es." and "The Girl of the Urn
berlost." When we have received two
prizes does that make us an honor
member? Can we write about flower
eardens in the garden contest? I
I thank you very mucn tor my dook.
Squirrel is Tamed.
By Eugenia Skeeth, Clarks, Neb.
Once there was a little squirrel that
lived in a big oak tree. I was stand
ing under the tree when it began to
chatter. The next day I put some
nuts under the tree. At first it was
too frightened to come down and get
the nuts. At last it was so tame that
it would run up my arm and down
my back. Sometimes he would fol
low me into the house. We named
him Billy. As I was going down
town one night he followed me till I
got to Stanley's store. I told him
to go home.
New Busy Bee.
By Frederic W. Hufronith, Aged 8
Years, Hartington, Neb. Blue Side.
Dear Editor of Busy Bees: I have
read your children's page for some
time and en;oy it very much. I
should like to join the Blue side.
The Purple Martin.
By Katherine Underwood, Aged 9
Years, Dumfries, la. Red Side.
' It looks very much like the swal
low, but builds its nests in trees. It
is not wild and has learned that man
is a friend. It keeps sparrows from
the farm and other birds. You can
place a box on a pole about fifteen
feet high from the ground and it
will build there. The plumage of the
male is of a shiny purple-black. It
leeds on insects, and not only feeds
on insects, but the young ones the
Our Pet Dog.
By June Cook, Aged 9 Years, Paris,
Mont. Red Side.
. One evening I went to one of our
neighbors. She showed me a little
puppy that was about six inches tall
and was almost as broad as it was
Ions. Some cruel person had put it
out by their gate and it had found its
way to the house. 1 he laay torn me
I might have him if I- wanted him, so
I took him home, and we nanied him
Mutt. ' '.. , ;', ".
Mutt was so smart that in a day
or two he would run out and bark at
the nies. He crew to be a great big
dog. His fur is black. He has white
feet, a white nose and a white spot
on the back of his neck.
Two vears ater we left Nebraska
and moved on a homestead in Daw
son countv. Montana. Mutt was such
a pet that we could not part with
him, so we brought mm along.
Last summer he found two rattle
snakes near the house. He barked
and barked till someone came and
Mv three brothers and I love him
very much. He never leaves us when
we are at play, we expect to Keep
him all his life. This is a true story.
Our Trip to Colorado.
By Grace Dickey, Aged 10, Snyder,
Neb. Blue Mae.
Two vears ago mamma, papa, sister
and I went to Colorado. We had lot
of fun on the train. We looked at
the scenery and read books.
We slept on the tram one night, we
went up to Pike a Peak and the Uar
den of the Gods. Going up to Pike's
Peak, we eot off of the train and
picked some flowers.' At one place
there was a rock called the Lizard
rock. It was shaped like a lizard.
We brought home some torget-me-
nots and other kinds of flowers. At
night they put a red light on top of
Pike's Peak and from our hotel we
could see that red light. I have an
aunt living near Colorado and she
comes down to see us.
Sees Many Birds.
By Opal Boyce, Aged 11 Years, Ord,
Neb. Blue side.
I am going to write again to the
Busy Bees, because my letter was in
print I was very glad to see it. I
am going to tell you about birds.
There were a lot of sparrows that
built their nests in the eaves ot our
house and the birds have hatched and
are learning to fly. When I fed the
chickens this morning they ate with
them. I have seen the robin, black
bird, sparrow, brown thrush, wood
pecker, wren, owl, canary, turtle dove,
mocking bird, parrot, hawk, eagle.
bluejay and snipe. I hope Mr. waste
Basket is out picking flowers. I am
glad Ruth Kibble is the queen of the
By Grace L. Moore, Aged 13 Years,-
Silver Creek, Neb. ' Blue Side.
A meadow lark's melody the sum
mer 'day's filling with echoing notes
for you and for me,' A mourning
dove a call from a green ivy thicket
the whippoorwill's cry from the wood;
land, the fragrance ot roses that
bloom bv the wicket, the lowing of
cattle far down in the meadwo, the
meadowbrook s song in the meadow,
the notes of a skylark, the trill of a
nightingale, the "katy-did's song, and
the humming of bees. The rhythm of
music that lives through the summer.
Oh, nature's glad music makes har
mony chaming; summer's unwriten
music so lasting and sweet.
Builds Bird Houses.'
By Vivian Stanley, Aged 12 Years,
Cozad, Neb. Blue Side.
Dear Busy Bees: I hope you are all
kind to the birds and Other pets.
Three days ago I made a house for
the birds. It is about 12x6 inches.
The birds have not built in it yet. I
nailed it on a post by the tank, f have
two pet chickens. One's name is
Brownie, because it is brown, and
other one Jealous, because when I
go to feed Brownie out of my hand
he comes and takes it away from
Brownie. The dear little birds are
so gay, because all the day they sing
and play. Of all my pets I love the
birds and chickens best.
Osborne Company Has
Many Sales to Report
The Osborne Really qgmipany has
had an exceptionally good line of
business this spring and feels much
elated. Among the sales they report
for the last six weeks are the follow
ing: Six-room houtt At 18fl6 Houth J5th Av.,
tu Henry Kertlg; b-rnm house at iili l,arl
inore avmua, to Frederick Mratman: S
room hounft tt 4.111 I.eavonwortli, to Homer
KtukPHil: n-room bunKalow at 11514 North
3Mh St., to Mary ('imper; &-room eml
bunirnlow at 4311 Ohio St.. to Edward
Kelly: S-room hoMfin at 4::!T Leavenworth,
to H. T. Catltn: 6-room houae at .1321) Man-
demon, to Joseph Morelnnd; fc-room houeo
at 4324 Patrick avenue, to Edward Puttier:
fi-rooin bunirRlow at 4740 North 40th avenue,
to Nela Norduueel; S-room bungalow at 3031
.arlmore avenue, to Jemee r. Hewlett; 6
room houne at fi.120 North S4th ft., to Jemie
Shafer; 4-room house at 6314 .North 34th
St., to Walter Shelton: 6-room houae lit SSrtS
Decatur St., to B. Green: 7-rooin hour. at
422 North 34th St., to Mary Hyan; 7-rootn
houaa at 43pu I,ak, St. to George Slllbty;
5-room hoUMe at 33t',8 (?rand avenue, to Pan
Crawford; ti-room houae at 827 South 39th
to .Maggie Thorpe: 7room houae at 3420
Houth 2Qtb St., to Mary cooper; 5-ronoi
houne at 4.31b Larlmore avenue, to Frank
Hfnrllna; .t-ronm house at 4213 Crown Point
avenue,,, ti itufua MacMivrtyn. '"', h
Pies Are Bought by
The Real Estate Men
Some such an item as that will be
entered upon the ledger of the Omaha
Keal kstate exchange. '
No, the exchange members did not
have a pie picnic or anything like
that, but they contributed $20 toward
paying for the pie and other luxuries
the (Jmaha crowd took to tne troops
of the Omaha battalion at Lincoln a
The thousfht of going to Lincoln to
visit the boys in camp came suddenly
to a lot of Omaha people. So there
was no time to collect money and
buv the Dies and other luxuries for
the boys. So when the crowd got
to Lincoln, Walter .Jardine.; stood
good for the coat of the luxuries that
were given to the boys, aand now the
Commercial club is sending out let
ters to the various organizations ask
ing them to help defray this expense
for Jardine. . :.....
Several Big Realty ' ' -
Sales During Last Week
A $90,000 sale of the Knickerbocker
apartments in Omaha and a $55,000
sale of a tract of 140 acres of land
southwest of the Field club, were the
biggest real estate transactions re
corded in Omaha during the' last
week. Another $26,000 tract sold on
the South Side was the next largest.
The week has been productive of a
fair amount of sales, however, of
the moderate sized 'residences and
lots, and when one considers the time
of year and that the summer lull is
upon the real estate business,, the list
week has yielded good returns.
(Samt-Annual Intarail) ,
' , ' Farms.' ' ' v'1,,
Every Farm' Personally Inspect-;'
ed by a Member pf the Firm.
: Payne Investment Co.( '
537 Omaha Nat'l Bank Bldg,
New Union Pacific
Head Gets on Job ,
Bright and Early
Edgar Calvin, new president of
the Onion Pacific, succeeding A. L.
Mohler, is on the job. His appoint
ment to. the position became effective
yesterday and he was at his desk at
headquarters building bright and
early. Mr. Calvin fits into the office
as perfectly as if he had. been born
and raised there. Having been con
nected with the Harriman lines for
years, he is familiar with' the meth
ods employed in the business of the
roads, so that the details of the new, .
position aft'Hot all new to him.
With: hit iMt off, President, Calvin
spent thety signing official docu
ments, issuipg orders and receiving
callers, withiethe latter consuming a '
greater portion of his time. Like his
predecessor, he kept his door open
and any person, regardless of rank or "
standing,, was at perfect liberty to.,
enter the inner portals of the office
ff the thief executive of-tfie.ynion
Pacific system. '
Omaha National is. " :
.Fifty Years Old
Friday was the fiftieth anniversary
of the founding Of the Omaha Na
tional bank. .
No especial celebration was staged
to commemorate the event Presi
dent J. H. Millard received a letter'
from President Martindale 1 of the
Chemical National bank of New York,
with which the Omaha bank has
maintained relations - since it was
founded, congratulating him and his
associates upon the high character of
the institution they have conducted.
" A member of' the Millard family
has been ' president of the . bank
throughout its existence. Ezra Mil
lard was' ths first president and . his
brother, J.-'.fi: Millard, was-cashier.-:
Later J. H. Millard succeeded hi
brother as prfcident . . , : .
Building in i
Shows Gain in June '
The city building department re
ports that building operations for the .
first six months of this year were
$3,312,847, as against $2,458,430 for
the first half of last year. ' i -:
This increase for the six months
period of nearly $1,000,000 is evidence
of unusual building activity here this
year. Since January 733 permits
were issued, the bulk being for
homes. " ! ' '"
Theo perations during Tune were
$604,900; June last year, $594,590,
E. J. DAVIS
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By Marie Mahlendorf, Aged U, Ano
ka, Neb. Red Side.
1 have manv kinds of flowers in
my garden. 1 have lilies planted all
around it. Then there are some sweet
peas planted in a little patch with my
initial in ii. i nave u uik paicn or
asters and four o'clocks. Just on the
side of them I have a long row of
fine Mary's. On the side of the house
we have some morning glories. They
climb up the window and look very
pretty when in bloom. We have some
house plants, as the carnation and
I will close for this time and hope
to see my letter in print.
Kindness to Birds and Animals.
By Ilene Noonan, Aged 9 Years, Wis
ner, Neb. Red Side.
We should be kind to the birds and
animals. We should make bird houses
for the birds and throw them out
some food and put out a pan of water.
God made the animals and birds as
He made us and He wanted them to
be treated kindly, just as we are.
I was promoted to the Fifth grade.
I am 9 years old and I will be 10 in
August. I will join the Red side.
This is my first story..
Receives Prize Book.
By Florence Browitt, Kearney, Neb.
I received the prize book you sent
me today and want to thank you very
much for it. This prize is for the
first story I have ever written to any
paper. I intend to write many stor
ies for the Red side during my vaca
tion and hope I win some more
A New Busy Bee.
By Albie Hajek, Aged 12, Clark'son,
Neb. Blue Side.
This is the first time I am writing
to you. I have read all the Stories in
the papers so far.
1 enjoyed them all very much. I
would like to join the. Blue Side. .
If my letter is in print I will write
a longer story next week.
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money. , , -; '.
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Come and see this furnace or ask for.
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