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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 16, 1916.
The Busy Bees
Their Own Page
nTHtrp I'm n warm and I want something cold to drink,
wails many a kiddie these exceedingly hot days and uncomfortable
'8hL8: ... .. t , i.
Then mother gives DaDy a cooling Dam ana somcimng iwi
to drink and oh, how refreshing that is I
But there are many homes wnere DaDy wans on, unreiresnea,
'for sometimes there is no milk, even to give the hungry, thirsty child, let
jIone the needful ice with which to keep it cool and fresh.
It is for unfortunate babies like this that The Bee has established a free
'milk and ice fund which is to provide these necessaries during the hot sum
mer months.- .... .. . . '
Generous men, women and even children are contributing to the fund
'each day. The editor recollects that last year a club of Busy Bees, of which
Madeline Kenyon was the1 president, collected the sum of $2 from some
.neighborhood entertainment, I believe, which they gave and turned the pro
cess over to The Bee's fund for milk and ice for poor babies.
That was a noble thing indeed for the little girls to do, and I am sure
they are highly gratified when they think back upon the pleasure several
little kiddies must have gotten out of their contribution. -
Edith Weir of the Blue side won the prize book this week. Honorable
mention was awarded to Elizabeth Hoischhorn and Francis Tomjack, both of
.the Red side.
Little Stories by Little Folk
? (Prize Story.)
: Bird Field Day.
' By Edith Weir. Aged 11-Year.
3412 Dodge St., Omaha, Neb.
May 6, 1916, was the Audubon So
ciety's field day. They went to Child's
Point. - ":
As only grown folks went, a neigh
bor took ten girls out to Elmwood
park to celebrate. One of us brought
a bird book so we could identify the
'birds we saw that we did not know
the names of. Each girl bad a piece
of paper and we put down the names
"of the birds we saw. When we start
ed home we counted the names we
had on our lists. One girl had seven
teen and I had fourteen. 1 can now
identify over thirty birds.
Our Pet Squirrel.
By Elizabeth Hoischhorn. Aged 14
Years. 2505 So. 8th St, Omaha, Neb.
. Red Side.
About a year ago a little squirrel
came and took our walnuts that we
had gathered for the winter. He
came every day until he had eaten
them all. Then we started to buy
peanuts and put them in a little box
; "on the back porch. We put them
"there every morning, and now he is
'ouite a friend. When he hrs eaten all
'he can he will take the others two
at a time and carry them away.
:! There are many'bluejays who come
'and try to take them away from him,
but he fights as if to say, "Those are
out here for me alone."
One day we put some nuts in the
parlor and sat down to watch. He
knows we would not hurt him and as
Jong as he comes he will always find
aome peanuts to eat.
. (Honorable Mention.)
By Francis Tomjack, Aged 11 Years,
...... Koute i, twmg, wen. Kea aide.
I I have written three stories to the
! Busy Bees' page and I thought that
' I would write another one. This time
mv storr is about the chickadee.
" Did you ever see a bird known as
the chickadee? He is a little fellow,
even smaller than the sparrow. His
feathers are gray and white and very
'Soft. On his head is a black cap, while
Jiis throat shows a necktie of black
Perhaps If you have never teen
chickadee you may have heard one,
for this bird has a way of calling his
oiame very dearly. Chick-a-dee-dee-.dee
he says, and you can hear him
most any time, for a few stay with as
the year round.
If you should ask a chickadee what
he tikes best of all to eat he would
nrobablv reolv. Eesrs. Not birds eggs.
Uh, no. A civilized chickadee would
never think of such a thing. Not
birds' eggs, but insects' eggs, are a
feast for these little fellows. It is
fun to see the chickadees hunting for
food. You know insects almost al
ways lav. their eves in carefully hid.
den places, such as the under side of a
curled up leaf or beneath the rough
bark of a tree. The chickadee knows
just where to look for these tucked
away morsels, but sometimes he finds
it hard work to obtain tnem ana con
sequently screws himself into strange
fositions that he may get at his prey,
n spite of the laughable things that
the chickadees do in order to get a
good meal, one should not forget what
helpful little birds they are. For by
eating the eggs of certain harmful in
sects they keep many DaDy insects
from being born. These baby insects,
if allowed tq live, would grow up to
be plagues, like their parents, and
would eat up our vegetables, fruit and
flowers. So you see the chickadee
in this way does a great service.
The father and mother chickadee
like to make their home in a hollow
tree or in a last year's nest of a wood
pecker. Sometimes as many as eight
or nine baby chickadees live in the
nest. You can imagine how busy the
father and mother have to be in order
to feed all the hungry -mouths. But
soon the babv chickadees learn to
fly and then they leave the home nest
and fly away to,get food for them
selves. DO you see inc cnicKaacx is a
very good bird. ,
Fourth of July.
By Rosella Lipchitz, Aged 9, 315
South fine street, worm riatte,
Neb. Red Side.
One day as I was playing with my
doll I looked at the calendar, and it
was July 3.
' I told my brother, Ralph, and we
were very glad, for the next day was
the fourth ot July. ,
The next morning I woke up and
dressed in a hurry and brought the
milk for breakfast and after while I
ate my breakfast and then I went up
All the girts that were in drill had
red, white and blue sashes. Then
there was a long parade and then we
had our United States of America
- In the afternoon the people went
to the city park and everybody had
BUSY BEE WHO WAS HONOR GUEST AT PLEASANT PARTY Madeline Kenyon, in
the center, was given a party by her classmates after graduating from the Eighth grade at
Hogs in Orchard.
By Alvin French, Aged 11, Blair, Neb.
v : Red Side.
My Fourth of July this year was
very nice. When I woke up in the
morning it was raining. We went
over to the other farm after it had
stopped raining, to do the chores.
When we got over there two of the
hogs 'were out. They wouldn't go
in their pen at all. They ran up in
the orchard. We got them out of
there and then they ran into the
cornfield. When we were running
around in there I fell down and got
my face in some mud. We finally got
them out of there, but when I got
out I was wringing wet, and muddy.
We put them in where they belong
and then we came over for dinner.
That afternoon we shot off firecrack
ers and had some ice cream.
So I didn't have such a bad Fourth
after all. A true story.
By Margaret Thorton, Aged 7 Years,
Nebraska City. Blue Side.
Mamma heard the 'phone ring and
I was writing.
Mamma told some one our neigh
bor's barn was on fire. Papa was
picking pansies. I went out to the gar
den fence, told papa Meadville's (our
neighbor) barn is on fire. They
wanted him. As papa came In the
house he dropped some pansies. Papa
ran to the first crossing.
The water wouldn't, just wouldn't
work at all so the barn was not saved.
Our neighbors had gone to a fu
neral. I would like to join the Blue Side.
This is a true story.
Horse Eata Everything.
By Cecelia Thielfoldt, Aged U Years,
Gretna, Neb. Blue Side.
We used to live out in Kearney,
Neb. And a little town about three
and one-half miles from there named
Amherst, Neb. We had ten horses,
eight cows and we had a horse 3 years
old. Her name was Daisy. She
would eat everything we gave her.
She would eat pumpkins, but not
peelings. We gave her bread and
pancakes every morning. We always
gave her cows milk and every time
when we would milk she always
wanted some milk. Every time when
papa was in the yard she had to have
a chew of tobacco and she would
reach in his pocket to get it. She
'Stories of Nebraska History
By A. E. Sheldon
4 By apeelat permission f tha author The
)Bee will publish chapters from the Hlltorr
M Nebraska, by A. B. Sheldon, from week
V. NEBRASKA AS A STATE
i (Continued from last Sunday)
The New Constitution There was
"a call, as the state grew, for a new
constitution. The first one had been
framed in haste by the legislature in
1866. A convention met at Lincoln
r)n June, 1871, and made a new con
stitution in forty-seven days. In its
most important parts in was modeled
on the Illinois constitution of 1870.
When the. people voted on the new
constitution the vote stood 7,986 for
and 8,677 against. - It was defeated
chiefly because it taxed church prop
erty and gave railroads their right-of-way
only while they used it for run
Tiing trains. The demand for a new
constitution kept growing;. In 1875
another convention met in Lincoln,
which framed another - constitution
very much like the one of 1871. It was
adopted by the people in November
of that year by a vote of 30.202 to
5,704. This is our present constitu
tion and is sometimes called the
grasshopper constitution" because it
was made in a year oi grasshopper
flague and hard times.
Th Great Prison RetMlllanwfth
January 11, 1875, the convicts in the
ptaie penitentiary, inree mues soutn
of Lincoln, rose in rebellion, took the
warden and inside guards prisoners
and armed themselves, with guns. Led
fcr bold and desperate men, it iwas
their plan to dress themselves in cm
tens' clothes and escape after dark.
The outside guards gave warning.
Citizens of Lincoln and a company of
United States soldiers,, from Omaha
surrounded the prison. ' A number of
shots were fired. Mrs. Woodhurst,
the warden's wife, persuaded the reb.
" ls to surrender and what is called
"the great rebellion in the pemten
tiary" was over.
Passing of Hard Times Slowly the
w from 1873 to 1878, with their
hard times, Indian wars, grasshop
pers, drouths and great prairie fires.
bassed and better days came, bringing
better crops, better prices and hope
to the hearts of those who had en-
: fured so many hardships. With these
f etter days came a Host ot mimi
rants to the state.
Governor Albinus Nsnce-In 1878
Ubinnt Nance, republican, of Osceola
was elected governor and, re-elected
in 1880. He was called the "boy gov
ernor," being 30 years of age when
chosen. During hi four years in
... the office there was a revival of
business and railroad building, and a
turning of the tide of . immigration
t - rd the North Platte rrsion
rtlement of Weatern Nebraska
the year 1880 the people of Ne
braska, full of hope and energy.
started to settle the western bait ot
the state, which at that time was
nearly all wild land. The Burlington
built its line up the Republican val
ley and across the plains to Denver.
The Northwestern, then called the
Fremont, fclkhorn & Missouri Val
ley, atarted its long extension up the
Elkhorn river and across the sand
hill region to the Black Hills. The
Missouri Pacific came into the state
from the southeast and before the next
ten yeara were ended the Rock Island
pushed its line across Nebraska to
the Rocky mountains. All was again
activity. Long lines of white covered
wagon were again on the road for
the grassy valleys among the sand
hills and the smotth plains of the
great tableland beyond. New towns
were started. The population of the
state more than doubled between 1SS0
During these veara the northwont
and aouthwest corners of Nebraska
and also the smooth high plains in
the western part were beinir settled.
The sandhill region waa the only part
of Nebraska remaining unsettled, and
even mere tne valleys at the heads of
the rivers . and around the sandhill
lakes were dotted with houses.
The Great Missouri Flood Th
year 1881 was the year of. th great
high water in the Missouri river. An
i t gorge formed at a bend in the river
m Dixon county, damming the waters
and making a great lake which drove
hundreds of farmers from - their
homes and completely flooded the
town of Niobrara, when the flood
finally passed away, the people of
Niobrara moved their town to a,new
site above high water, three miles
from its old location. There it is to
day. This year is known along the
Missouri river as the year of the
"great, flood." . ,
The Omaha Strike and the State
Militia On February 27, 1882, several
hundred laborers engaged in moving
dirt at Omaha went on a strike. Riots
followed, and on March 12 the gover
nor called out the state militia, which
camped in Omaha several weeks.
Their camp was called "Camp Dump."
In a scuffle between the soldiers and
strikers one striker was killed. An
extra session of the legislature was
called to vote money for paying the
Governor James W. Dawes In
1882 James W. Dawes, republican-' of
Crete was elected governor and re
lected in 1884. His term was marked
by the final struggle between home
steaders and cattlemen in weatern Ne
braska. How to handle the state
school lands became a prominent
question during this period and con
tinued to he for a number of vtars.
'The Free Land Period The great
movement of settlers west was
helped by the changes in the land
laws. A settler in Nebraska in 1854
could take 160 acres and after living
on it six months buy it trom the
United States for $1.25 an acre. This
was called a pre-emption. In 1863
the homestead law went into effect.
Under this a settler could take 160
acres and have it free by living upon
it tive years, in la3 the timber claim
act was passed. Under it one could
get 160 acres by planting ten 'acres of
it to trees ana taxing care oi tnem
for eight years. All three of these
laws were in force from 1873 to 1891
and under them a settler could in a
few years get 480 acres of land.
The Struggle Between the Grangers
and the Cattlemen There were con
flicts between the cattlemen, whose
great herds fed on free pasture, and
the grangers, as the settlers were
called, who came to farm. Cattlemen
began to go into western Nebraska
between 1865 and 1875. Their ranches
were many miles apart. All the cat
tle were turned loose summer and
winter and allowed to find feed and
water where it best suited them. The
cattle of different ranches ran to
gether on the ranges. Each ranch
man knew his own cattle because they
were marked with his brand, Unce
a year all the cattlemen in a district
drove the cattle together and branded
each calf with the brand of the cow
wjich it followed. This was called the
roundup. The grass on the plains
died on its roots in the late summer
of each year so that the frost did not
kill it J. hus the country in the tall
and winter was one great free hay
stack and a very cheap and easy
place to raise cattle. '
When the grangers first began to
settle on the cattle ranares of west
ern Nebraska, the cattlemen told them
that it was too dry there to farm, that
they had been there for years and that
the country dried ud everv summer
and was fit only for cattle-ranges, the
grangers did not believe them. They
saw the beautiful, smooth prairie free
for homesteads to all who would take
them and they kept on coming in.
Two things combined to help the
homesteaders in their struggle for
western Nebraska during the period
between 1880 and 1890. Frist the hard
winters of 1880-81 and 1883-84. Deep
snow fell on the cattle-ranges; pro
longed cold weather followed. Thou
sands of cattle died and many cattle
men were ruined. Then came several
years of abundant .summer rainfall.
The grangers grew splendid crops of
all kinds on the high plains where
the cattlemen told them no rain ever
fell after the 4th of July. So the
whole of western Nebraska was quick
ly settled with farmers.
(Continued Next Sunday)
would east plums and spit the stones
out ' ' .
Once my sister was sick and had
the doctor and another Dr. Heart and
Mr. Reynolds of Amherst, Neb. They
came with a car and had a cigar lay
ing on the car. The horse got out
and went to the car to get the cigar
and ate it up. She could open every
barn door. We had to have some
snaps for the barn door.
I like the bu9y Bee page very well.
This story of Daisy is real true.
I would like to see the story in
print, and hope to get a prize.
By Stella Rogert, Aged 11 Years,
Herman, Neb. Blue Side.
A is the ape, who is dressed very well,
Though he is not so wise, as most
people can tell.
B is for the bat, so smart is he
But they all cannot see.
C is the cat, looking 'round very sly,
So aa to see who is passing by.
D is the dog, steadfast, honest and
I hope he'll get married to pussy,
E is the elephant, and very few
Are so learned, so big and so slov
F Is the fox, who, sharp as a knife,
Looks out for Miss Goose, he's in
want of a wife.
0 is the goose, who is proud to be
In her very best frock find her new
H is the herring, a soldier just made,
1 hope when in battle he'll not be
I is the ibis, with banjo to play
He will sing you his "nigger songs
J is the jackdaw, who looks very sly.
When I trust him, I hope there will
be nobody nigh.
K is the kangaroo, ragged and poor,
Will you give her a crust when she
knocks at your door?
L is the lion, just put on half-pay,
He fought for his country full many
M is the mouse, see her lustrous black
You would know her much more if
she were not so shy.
N is the nightingale, singing a song,
I am sure I could listen for ever so
O is the owl, who's as wise as he
With his spectacles round, and a cou
ple of books.
P is the parrot, a prosy old men,
You'll be glad to get rid of as soon
as you can.
Q is the quail, who is running home
For his schoolmates have threatened
to give him a stick.
R is the rabbit, stupid and mild,
I'm afraid he's a silly, spoilt child.
S is the shark, if he had not been fed,
He'd be likely to turn around and
snap off your head.
T is the turkey, I'm sure from his
That the best he does is to get in a
U the unicorn is, with his candle
Walking backward to usher the
queen passing through.
V is the vulture, fierce, wicked and
He'll do anything vile that will bring
him in gold.
W is the wolf, hungry, ragged and
If you take my advice, you will not
iro near him.
X is the extinct, he thinks everything
That was not invented when he was
Y for yellowhammer, a gold beater's
He hammered the gold leaf that
gilded papa s frame. ,
Z is the zebra, a zainy and clown.
Now we've got to the end, so let the
curtain down. ,
A Day of Surprises.
By Opal Rogers, Aged 10, Kearney,
Neb. Ked bide.
June 28 was my birthday. I was
10 years old. In the morning mamma
came in and gave me a birthday
spanking while I was in bed. I got
up and came downstairs. Then we
had breakfast. About the middle of
the forenoon mamma gave me two
birthday cards. , One was from
grandma and the other was from my
little friend, Johanna Paitz. She said
that she was coming down. We went
to town that afternoon in the auto.
Johanna went with us. I did not
know that she was going with us.
Mamma took us down and treated us
to ice cream and had our pictures
taken. Mamma brought ice cream
and angel food cake and fruit and
other things home with her. The
cake had ten birthday candles on it.
Johanna ate supper with us before she
went home. We rode her pony
a while, and then she went home. As
my story is long, I will have to close.
I may write again .
By Florence Sward, Aged 10 Years,
1908 Corby Street, Omaha, Neb.
Blue Side. ,
I am sending in some riddles for alt
of you to try to guess:
"A riddle, a riddle so deep: you
never could see the bottom of it.
So if you guess this riddle I'll give you
, Can you guess it?
"A palace so round; and a wall so
thin; you could break it if you tried.
Inside there is a layer of marble; in
side of that a great lamp of gold, yet
the walls are so thin the robbers get
in and steal the gold."
That's easy, isn't it?
"A beautiful thing, which at night
flings out her beautiful silvery light.
Yet with all the drivings it would take
in night. You couldn't drive her out
That's easy enough to guess, I
think, don't you?
Receives Prize Book.
By Maxine Ieuter, Streator, 111.
I received the prize book entitled,
"Truly Stories from the Surely Bible,"
and I am much delighted with it.
I think I will read a story a day.
I think the book is beautiful, and
the stories are fine. I am still in
Streator, III., on my vacation. I am
sending a story about the. Fourth of
Five Hours of Sleep
For the Indian Poet
(Correspondence of The Associated Pre.)
Tokio, July 2. Sir Rabindranath
Tagore, the Indian poet, who has ar
rived in Japan to study the physchol
ogy of the people, will probably leave
for the United States by the end of
July. He will deliver a series of lee
tures in the United States, expound
ing his ideas on literature and art.
It is likely that ht, will spend the
winter there, and in the spring if the
war is over, cross to England.
In Tokio the poet seeks to adhere
as closely as possible to his normal
life. He rises seldom later than 3
o'clock in the morning and passes
tour hours in meditation. He be
lieves that if by reflection and repose
one can still the surface of thought,
the deeper sub-concious ideas come
to their owner. At 7 o'clock he takes
tea and after tea he works till 11
when he bathes and has a meal. He
tries to sleep a little in the afternoon,
and he retires at ten. He is content
normally with five hours sleep.
Further Restriction Placed
. On Liquor Trade in England
(Cnrrospondtncl of The Associated Press.)
London, June 30. It has been de.
creed by the board of control that
atter July i no spirits, witn tne excep
tion of those Droved to have been bot
tied before June 1 of this year, are to
be sold unless degrees under proof.
At $1.25 per bottle, compared with the
pre-war price of 87 -cents, the whisky
drinker will receive 94 cents worth of
whisky and pay 31 cents for about
half a pint of water that he will be
compelled to drink with it.
Despite the earlier efforts of the
board ot control to restrict the con
sumption of spirits, the consumption
increased in a year 3.000.000 gallons.
Apparently the whisky drinker finds
that the more whisky is diluted the
more whisky he has to drink to ob
tain the same results. And he does it
in about half the time it used to take
him when public houses were open all
day and whisky was much cheaper.
. Bee want Ads produce best results.
7 French Deputies
Killed m Battle
(Corresponds! ce ,-f The Associated Press.)
Parifi. Tlllv 2 Turn tnnr
have brought the number of vacant
seats in the Chamber of Deputies to
thirtv-fnUr. inrllirltnir turn aata Am-
clared vacant for election irregulari
ties. 1 he chamber is now composed
of 566 instead of 600 deputies.
. There are thirty-two seats vacant
in the senate through death of mera-
dcfs since me elections ot 114. Since
no elections will be held during the
war, one department, the Hautes Alps,
whose two senators have died, will
be unrepresented in the senate until
after peace has been declared.
Of the Dhirty-two deputies who
have died, seven were killed on the
battlefield, while one senator, the
aviator Emile Reymond, died in ser
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Easy Plan to Rid the House of Ants;
One Way to Tell if Juice Will Jell
Lincoln. July 15. The Nebraska
callege of agriculture gives out the
following information: s
In fighting household ants no one
measure can be recommended that
will afford satisfactory relief from
these pests in all cases, as the pro
cedure must be adapted largely to the
individual case. The following for
mula, recommended by the depart
ment of entomology of the College of
Agriculture, has, however, proved to
be effective in many instances:
Dissolve tive pounds ot sugar in one
and one-half pints of water in a dou
ble boiler and heat gently. Add one-
fourth ounce of sodium arsenite dis
solved in a little hot water to the
syrup. Moisten a sponge in this
syrup and place in a pint screw-top
glass jar with the porcelain cap
broken out and tour large holes
punched in the lid with a twenty-
penny nail. The sponge should about
till the interior of the jar. Prepare
anywhere from one to six of such jars
and place them where the ants are
The worker ' ants will forage
greedily on this for some hours, after
which they often will not touch it un
less it is moved a few feet or placed
in another spot. The poisoned sweet
is carried into the nest and a large
proportion of the colony will die of
The sodium arsenite. it must be re
membered, is poisonous and proper
care should be taken to keep it away
from children and the food supply.
,In addition to this remedy, proper
measures should be taken to remove
so far as possible all food upon which
the ants are foraging.
Many housewives insist that the
making of a good jelly depends upon
luck, but any housewife may always
have a perfect jelly if she knows the
principles of jelly and follows a few
general rules. , .
The essential part of fruit juice that
makes jelly set is a chemical sub
stance called pectin. It is found in
abundance in apples, currants, grapes,
quince, and the white rinds of oranges
and lemons. Small quantities are
found in cherries, raspberries, black
berries and pears. Since pectin is
essential, the housewife should de
termine whether the fruit juice she ex
pects to use contains any before she
starts the jelly making process. To
determine whether pectin is present,
add two tablespoonfuls of grain al
cohol to two tablespoonfuls of hot
fruit juice. Cool, and if pectin is
present, a lump of jelly will have
formed. The size of the lump will
indicate the amount of pectin present.
Fruit juice should also contain acid.
By tasting it one can easily determine
whether or not acid is present. If
lacking, enough lemon juice or tar
taric acid may be added to give the
fruit a tart taste.
when you are prop
erly intrenched in a
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Australia Floats '
Another War Loan
(Correspondence of The Associated Frees.)
Melbourne, Australia, July 2. A
third federal loan for war is to be
floated before August 1, though it is
not proposed this time to ask for any
fixed amount. On the occasion of the
first loan, the government asked for
$25,000,000 and it received $65,000,000;
and on the second occasion $50,000,
000 was asked for and the response
Parliament has authorized the rais
ing of $250,000,000 and it is expected
the people of the commonwealth will
as before respond liberally. The government-
wilt take as much up to that
amount as the public cares to lend it.
The rate of interest will be 4A per
cent, the price of issue will be at par
and the loan will run until 1925.
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