Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 23, 1916, SOCIETY, Image 16
I B THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE : JULY 23, 1916. The Busy Bees Their Own Page A "PET SHOW" for til the children of Omaha is whit C H. English, supervisor of recreation and playgrounds for the city, is planning for next month, when it gets a tittle cooler. Every little boy and girl in the city will be invited to bring their little pet to the nearest park it doesn't matter whether the pet is a kitten, dog, pony, bird, chicken, buftny or goat. , ' . This is not to be a bench show or anv prize exhibition of blue-blooded pets. Not at all. Just any old animal or bird that you love and that loves yon is eligible to take part in the "pet show." When the date for the show, is announced, bring your pet under your arm or in its cage, and as a reward, you will receive a junior membership in the Nebraska Humane society, according to present plans. Clifford Keller won the prize book this week. He is on the Blue side. Edith Kenyon and Emma Gillespie, also of the Blue side, won honorable mention. . ; Little Stories by Little Folk . (Prise Story.) Finds Kittens, Not Eggs. By Clifford Keller, Aged 12 Years, Fullerton, Neb, Blue Side. One night after my milking was done, I went to look for a hen's nest. I was looking in the straw banking round the chicken house. I saw a hole, expecting to find a handful of eggs. And what do you think 1 found? ' ; : - '" A nest of little kittens! I ran and told everybody" I could find about my hen's nest. The kittens are growing just fine and will soon be as big as their mother. This is the first story I have written to the Busy Bee's page, and I hope I am lucky enough to win prize. I would like to join the Blue Side, as it is my favorite color. (Honorable Mention.) Visit to Riverview park. By Edith Kenyon, 3222 Cuming Street, Omaha, Neb. Blue Side. A few weeks ago we went to River view park. We took the main road so we could see the animals. We thought the bears were most interesting, so we watched them for quite awhile. There were two small bears and a uivuivi m-. wvtiG vi iuv vats of the imall bears had only three legs. The other little bear was so frisky its mother always ran after it. Then we went up to see some other kind of bears. They were grizzly and cinnamon. ' The grizzly "was 12 yeara old. He would always open his mouth up wide so everybody would feed him. He was very greedy. Later we found a nice shady place and sat down to eat our lunch. After lunch we decided to go and watch the swimmers. After watching them for quite a while we went home. We were all very tired, but we also had a a lovely time. . . i (Honorable Mention.) ! Frisrhtened b Horae. By Emma Gillespie, Aged 10 Years, ureeiey, wen. Blue bide, "Ohl OhI Oh! What's that!" As I looked around from the eranarv In the barn I saw something that looked like a wttcn s bonnet. My, but how I came out of that srranarv and started down the hill for the house and that brick had to lie in the way and of course I had to stumble, but I finallv got to the house and was telling about it when I came to the conclusion that it was an old horse's ears I saw, but i uicijr w ecarcu. inis is a true story. Has Many Pets. By Veronica Carter. Aged 11 years. ; 4517 Lafeyette St., Omaha, Nebr. " ; , Red Side. I haven't written for a long time, SO I thought I would write I have two sisters and one brother. My old est sister it nine, and my brother is ten, but my smallest sister is but two years old. Alt the children around our house want to buy her. , There is a young maple tree in our yard. It has a robin's nest in it two weeks ago I looked in it; it had an egg it it, but it has a little bird in it now. We have thirty-six hens and twenty-five spring chickens, we ONE OF KOBTH PLATTE'S BUSY BEES. had 100 title chicks but a cat ate all except twenty-five. We had a pigeon but Jack, one of our dogs ate it. We have two dogs, Jack and Spot, jack is a spaniel and Spot a rat terrier This is all I have to say this time. Any Busy Bee that will write to me I will answer. I hope I will win a prize. "Bess and the Belfry." By Nola Kerns, Age 11, Phillips, Neb. i ' Blue side. "It is not safe for you to be out here alone, Bess," said Mr. Burton to his daughter. "You must go into the village and stay with Aunt Mary." "Oh, father I I'm not afraid," re plied Bess. "The British will not hurt a little girl like me."- Bess was a Dutch maid, who lived in New York state in revolutionary days. Dressed in her wooden shoes, with yellow braids hsnging down over her blue blouse, she made a pretty picture. ' No, I am not atrald, continued Bess, "and I mean to stay right here. just like a boy." So the father went out to work at the chimney of the church, and Bess busied herself in the kitchen. "Bess, you really ought to go into the village," said her father again at tea. . . ' "We have rumors that the British are approaching, but no one seems to know anything certain. Our American general is here, sick, and a few of his men are at his house, but not enough to defend the place unless the planks are taken-up from the bridge in time." The father went to bed early, but Bess sat up late. Then Tabs, the white kitten, got away and ran down toward the church. After her raced Bess- The kitten, leaping over the fence, jumped into the church through the window, then through the gallery and finally darted up the steep steps into the belfry. Right on the cat's heels came Bess, her long hair streaming in the moonlight, up the steps leaped the kitty, and up the steps went Bess. Then the kitten did a very wicked thing. It sprang up amid the tim bers which formed a high, steep lad der reaching up to the very bell it self. It clawed and climbed and meowed, but kept on getting higher and higher, and Bess came on as fast as tier lat legs could tollow. unce she looked below and set out again to catch the kitten. When she looked down, the house in which her father lay sleeping seemed far away. About a mile away lay the town, its tew lights twinkling. Suddenly the tramp of horses' feet oame, and she saw a long column of men trot ting toward the town. Now the bridge was between Bess and the town, and ahe realized that if she could awaken the people they would pull up the planks, and the British could not pass the river. ' ' Above her dangled the rope. The bell swayed on the oaken beam. On this same beam the kitten was perched. She had gorgotten the cat. The town must be awakened and the tm 1 aaa aMalf s s... ..itigajajssg-jim Jfosella Lipshitz general saved.' So she rang the bell and awakened the people and they pulled the planks jnst in time. Then Bess climbed down with the cat So in two or three days after she found a package at her plate, and when she opened it, there on the inside was a beautiful gold medal for Bess. Fourth of July. By Edda Corneer, Age 10 Years, 3510 Valley St:, Omaha. Blue Side. ' "Oh, mother, it is only a day till the Fourth, may I go and get, some fireworks?" "I'm sorry, dear, but I" think not. You may be hurt." : "All the other girls are." she said. The day before the Fourth came and Helen took a dime from her mother's pocketbook and bought fire crackers, un tne morning of the Fourth she shot them off in the back of the house. One burned her hand, She screamed very loudly. Her moth er came and Helen told her what had' happened and said, "I will never do A Good Suggestion. By Francis Tomjack. Aged II yeara, v R: R. No. 2, Ewing, Nebr. Red Side. Well, how are all the Busy Bees? I am just fine, I go to school and I am in the aiyth o-raHii Hi.,, .-kuil was out in April, and I am getting eager lur u io start again. Queen of the Busy Bees, why don't you write any more? Your stories are very interesting. Where is the King? I never see any of your Stories of Nebraska History : : : AMJkhz l f . i roii fir ina auinor Tn . uWI" ehaottra rrem ltu Hlitsrr 2 Waal!" ' UWtm' tnm " , NEBRASKA AS A STATE ' (Continued from last Sunday) Governor John M. Thayer In 1886 . n.er,Aohn M. Thayer, sepublican, of brand Island, was chosen governor and again in 1888. During fiis term the settlement of neglected parts of the state, especially the sandhill re gion, went rapidly forward. The pres ent state capital was completed dur ing his term. The Great "Q" Strike-The year ISM is noted for the great Burling, ton strike. At a given signal on Feb ruary 27 practically all the engineers and firemen on that railroad left their engines, demanding an increase of pay.. This strike lasted throughout theaummer, causing great loss to the railroad, to the, workmen and to the people of the state.'The railroad com. pany brought in new men from the east to take the places of the strik ers and finallv mnn ,Tki. which extended over all the lines of" the Chicago, Burlington & Ouinrv railroad, is known as the "great Q Strike." Hone Stealing and Vigilance Com mittees In every period of Nebras ka history there has been some tell ing of horses and cattle along the frontier, and the settlers there have organized to protect their stock and punish the thieves. Hanging was the usual punishment for stealing stock in border settlements. "Vigilance '; committees" was the name usually given to the settlers' clubs for their own protection. The members of to help each other and to punish thieves. Cattle and horses were stolen on a large scale after 1880, when set tlements pushed into the war north west. The deep canyons and the sand hills made convenient places for hiding stock, until it could be run out of the country. Vigilance tom- tiers throughout this frontier region. There were numerous fights between the settlers and the thieves. "Kid Wade," a leader of the horse thieves, was hung to a telegraph pole at Bas sett in 1884, and "Doc Middleton," an other, was shot and afterwards sent to the penitentiary. This war between the rujteters, as the stock thieves were called, and the settlers lasted learly twenty years, and ended only when the building of railroads, tele graph and telephone lines drove the rustlers out of the state. The Great Droiht TK.n the year of the great drought, 1890. No ram- fell for weeks. Not only in western Nebraska, but over the whole state and other western states this was true. Nearly all the crops were fail ures. In the older parts of Nebraska there were hard times, but the people had something saved fro 7 EZZ VZ. 'u Pr ,e .n1 vears and m.n...l . Z t "X"" c,cc.l 7tn o otrice "western Nehr.,E. l"J" no were Uvor " capitalists. -i. i I J.Z."t, Y V.""- r. pie had spent all .they had in getting settled on their farms. There was great suffering all over the west When the legislature met in 1891, it appropriated iuu,uuu witn which to buy food and seed for the settlers. On southwest again ruined the enrn ernn and injured other crops. The legisla ture oi itwa appropriated $Z5U,000 more to aid the settlers in the west ern part of the state. In spite of this thousands were discouraged and left their Jiomes to find work elsewhere. that there was a combine of the mon eyed interests, including the great banks, the railroads, the manufac turers and merchants to rob the rest of the people of what they produced. It was also claimed that these large interests conspired to control both Of the great oolitical nartira .nJ The Political Savnlnd cm 1 BOA In the year 1890 the dissatisfaction of the farmers of the west and south took form in a great political move ment which was histrnrA hv th of education and organization of the July 26, 1894, a hot wind from the ffe"' Hiance and by the very general debt and distress of the farm ers. In a single campaign the united farmers broke away from both of the old parties and over a large part of the west and the south defeated their candidates for office, electing men of tne new movement in Nebraska the Arthur's First Mustache A great event happened over at our house the other morning. Pa was busy reading The Sunday Bee and ma was preparing some fish for dinner. The fish was sent by Mr. Thomas, who went up to the Wisconsin woods with friends for a vacation. Trix, the fox terrier, was dozing in the shade at the side of the house, trying to keep cool. It was a warm morning. before 1 tell you about this great event I want to say that grown-up men and women think they have a lot of trouble and vexation. Pa likes to ssy "irritations of life. I should worry about pa having irritations. I guess the worst irritations he has are the mosquito bites, and to near him tell about them on the front porch one would think he had been bitten by i shark. Ma sometimes tells about her troubles. The other day the jell wouldn't jell, and; the next day she forgot to, turn the electric iron off and she burned one of pa's shirts. She rushed to answer the tel ephone and left the iron on the shirt It was pa's favorite base ball game shirt, the one with the broad stripes. Pa was peeved when he learned about his shirt. My pa and ma, and I sup pose other pas and mas, seem to think that boys and girls do not have troubles and irritations I mean reg ular troubles, anxieties and vexations. Well, I suppose you are getting curious about the great event tnat happened, and it happened to a boy, to Arthur, who is 14 years of age, go ing on 15. He was in his room, fixing up to go to the Presbyterian hospital to see Mr. Livingstone, an old triend. Suddenly he called to pa and when pa went into the room, what do you sup pose happened r Well, this is just between usi Arthur discovered that there was a fuzzy growth of some thing on his upper lip. But that isn't the real event The big event was Arthur's discovery that his mustache was going to a sort of white color. His dismay was unmistakable when he made this discovery. Pa called to ma and ma called 'to Mary Jane, and the result was a fam ily reunion right in Arthur's room to view hjs mustache. "I never thought I would have a son with a white mustache," ma said. Pa said that is the way mustaches start, and he advised Arthur not to be discouraged. Mary Jane stuck her handkerchief into her mouth to keep from laughing. Trix began to bark as if something was going on. Arthur and Pa had a confidential talk about the mustache. Arthur called it a mustache, but it wasn't a really . and truly mustache. You would not notice it unless someone would call it to your .attention, but it was there just the same, and if you had good eyes and the light was good you could see it. Ma told Arthur he would soon be a man and would have to shave. She. asked pa if he would give Arthur one of his safety razors. Pa received several safety razors as Christmas presents. MINERALSJ SERBIA Conquerors Will Exploit Country For Gold Alter the War - It Over. PBODUCTIOIf LEADS EUROPE Tha Panic of lMt. U.rA Ti.. mP'B" will long be remem .;-a V " : . pereo. as there were no crops to Again A great painc came in 1893 while western Nebraska was being settled, just as the panic bf 1873 came when eastern Nebraska was being set tled. Banks broke, factories shut down, merchants failed all over the country. Prices of farmers' produce again tell to the lowest point and, al though food was so cheap, working men in the cities could scarcely buy enough to keep from starving, because they had no work. Thousands of men out of employment gathered in ar mies and marched across the country to Washington to demand that con gress should give them work., In Nebraska whole townships in ' the western part were deserted so that one could ride all day finding nothing but empty houses and fields growing up to weeds. These hard times lasted from 1890 until about 1900. , The Farmers' Alliance During the years 1880 to 1890 a society called the Farmers' alliance had spread over Ne braska and other western and south ern states. Its objects as stated were to better the condition of farmers, to help them to buy and aell on better terms, to conduct evenins schools for the instruction of members in the science of exchana-e and srovernment and to furnish means of social enter tainment. The chief complaint af the Farmers' alliance was that those who handled what the farmer had to sell took the larger part of what he pro duced for themselves and that those who made and sold what the farmer had to buy charged him an exorbi tant price. , The farmers also claimed harvest, the farmers gathered by thousands in great open air meetings to talk over their grievances and to plan how to remove them. Orators of the common people addressed these meetings, talking' to meres nf eager faces amid great enthusiasm. Many new speakers, both men and women, first found their powers in the excitement of this time. There were processions of wagons many miles long, filled with sunburned men, women and children with home-made banners and mottoes expressing their iccungs. mere were songs witn home-made words and music such as (jroodby, Old Party. Goodbv. suna- with great energy and greeted with enthusiastic applause. . . The Contest! Governor Tamna E. Boyd When the votes were counted after the November, 1890, election, it was lound that the farmers move ment had elected a majority of both houses of the legislature in Nebras ka and the election of governor was so close that a contest resulted. When the legislature met in Lincoln in Janu ary, 1891, excitement ran high. After a struggle of tome days, the demo cratic candidate, Jamea E. Boyd of Omaha, was seated. A bill passed both houses reducing railroad rates in Nebraska. It was vetoed by Gov crnor Boyd. A bill was passed adopt ing the Australian secret ballot, by means of which a man might vote his convictions without the knowledge of any other person. . " . j (.Continued Next Sunday) .."-. , stories, because you don't write. You ought to write a letter for every pa- Ser. My sister and I are always look ig forward to Monday, because that It the day we get the Sunday paper. Well I will close with a few riddles: What is out in the field and has been eating all day and sever gets full? Ans. A threshing machine. 1 Why Is a piece of candy like a horse? . Ans. Because the more you lick it the faster it goes. What lies behind a ttar? Ans. A policeman. What has a nose and still cant smell? Ans. A teapot. House full, yard full, can't catch a thimble full? Ans. Air. Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle, hard all around? Ana. K bed. Flower Rhymes. By Myrtle Peterson, Aged 12 Years, Kearney, Neb. Blue Side. I am going to write a-poem about flowers in the alphabet form. A is for asters,. Which are very tall. B is for buttercups, Which are small. C is for carnations, Which are white, pink and red. D is for dandelions. Which go early to bed. E is for Easter lilies, v Which are very bright F is for for-get-me-nots, . I Which are sometimes white. G is for geraniums, . , Which I like very well. H It for hollyhocks. Which are very small. I is for iris, Which are tlue. . J is for johnny jump-upt, Which are blue, too. K is for kingrups, Which are light. , L it for lady slippers, - Flowers that are right M Is for marigolds, Which are yellow. N is for nasturtium, It is very sweet. O is for orange blossom, . . It looks like wheat. P is for pansies,. ; ,. . Flowers very small. ; Q is for queen's night cap, . ' Flowers very tall. R is for roses, " ' Which are red. , ' ; S is for sweet peas, , Which do not like to go to bed. T is for tulips, . , Which are very bright U is for umbrella plant, A plant which is light V is for violets, -. " . Which are small. W is for wild roses, " ' X Which are tall. Y is for yarrow, 1 Flowers which are light. Z is for zenias, Which are sometimes white. My Experiences In Gardening. By Vera Deles Dernier, Aged 12 Years, Elmwood, Neb. Blue Side. I had my first garden when I was 10 years old. My garden came up good, but it was so dry that sum mer that my onions were the only thing that grew good. In the fall I had three bushels, which I sold for $3. Last year papa gave me a larger piece of land. After he had harrowed and plowed it I raked it all over with the small rake, I then got a piece of twine and two sticks. I tied one end to each stick. I then got another stick to measure the distance that I wanted the rows apart. In that way I got my rows straight I planted tomatoes, peas, onions, cabbage and sweet potatoes. , I got 50 contS by selling my early tomato plants and 50 cents for my early cabbage plants. I got $2 from my tomatoes when they were ripe, $5 off my cabbage and $4 from my onions. That makes $12 in all. This year I got my ground ready same as before and planted tomatoes, onions, peas, cabbage and sweet po tatoes. I have made $l.5U on my garden all ready. Prise Book Splendid. .. By Mildred Burne. 2530 Chicago St, Omaha, Neb. Blue Side. The book I received for my last story it splendid. It is about Lincoln, in my own pri rate opinion, the greatest man that ever lived. Mightier than Napoleon, because Lincoln waa a lover of peace, while Napoleon of war. I Busy Bees, the book that I received is one worth competing for. I thank you very much. Saves Sparrow's Ufa. By Leila Maria Benedict, Aged 8 Years. Franklin. Neb. Blue Side. I think I will join the blue side, for I hope some day I wilt be queen. I will tell you about how I saved a sparrow's life once. It was like this: LTha snow waa meltina on da whaai I was little, and waa going a little ways with papa. He was going down to the real estate office, where he works. Well, at I wat laying, I was going a little ways with him, I found a little sparrow tn front of our house that had been almost frozen to death by the snow. I told papa to wait a few minutes while I put it in the bot tom of a basket I had torn up. So he waited for me while I did it The next morning when I went out doors to look at it the tun had warmed it and it had flown out on the bank. I tried to catch the bird, but could not ' I wish many happy returns of, the day to Mr. Waste paper Basket. I hope to tee my let ter in print. ' . - Nature., By Margaret Lorimer, Age 12 Years, . Sidney, la. clue bide. From every meadow and running brook, There" is so much that nature, tells. From every corner and every nook, to where the rich man lives and . dwells. ;. , Nature, from where each sunny ray, . To rich and poor, seems all alike; From all we bring thee tribute today from whence the sun shines to wrong and right And with joy still to thee, dear Na ture, we look From April to May for wild flow ers to bloom; Yes, in forests and wood, by free running brook, We safely may gather to brighten the home. ' (Corraapondenca ot tha Aaaoelated Praaa.) Belgrade, June 6. If Serbia remains under Austro-Hungarian control after the establishment of peace the Balkan state probably will take a prominent position among the world s metal pro ducing countries, as the present con querors of Serbia are laying plans to develop the mineral resources. In antiquity the country was the largest gold producer in Europe. Its copper mines had, prior to the conquest of the Balkans by the Turks, developed to a considerable extent, those ex ploited by a French company at Bor netting annually as much as 60 per cent of the capital invested. Gold has been won in Serbia in re cent years principally through placer mining. The production was small, however, as work was confined as a rule to localities which had been al ready worked over by the ancients. Silver is found only in conjunction with other metals. The copper ores of Bor contain from ninety-six to 120 grammes per ton. The lead ores of Postenje, near Kfupanj, and those of Avala, on the Crneni mountain, also furnish considerable silver. At Avala quicksilver is also found. Tin is found at several points, but so far no efforts have been made to develop the de posits. Arsenic exists at Jasikova. Copper ores occur in ?rtat ouantitv. Most of them resemble in character and geological deposition those of Butte. Mont. The mines at Bor. not. ably the one known as Cukadulkan, are especially rich. Ores taken from this mine are 6 per cent copper, which reiines into yu.o per cent copper, and gives per ton twenty-four to thirty grammes gold and ninety-six to 120 grammes silver. Invested is a capital of 5,500,000 francs. In the year 1912-13 tne production of ore was 7.600 tons. Iron also is found in Serbia, espe cially in the northeastern parts of the country. The lack of coal and coke has in the past prevented the develop ment of the iron and steel industry, the small output of iron ores having been transported on the Danube to points in Austria-Hungary. Moving Pictures Placed in Scotch Public Houses London. July 15. "Movie" thea. ters in saloons are one of the inno vations made by the government liquor ooard. in its experiment in dv rect management of saloons in the south of Scotland and the north of England, where there are large muni tion making areas. Heavy drinking has necessitated the step.. By remod eling and rebuilding these saloons the government nopes to increase the comfort of the workers. The picture palaces underl the same roof as the saloons are so ar ranged thai the men who formerlv frequented the saloons in search of amusement, will be able to take their wives, and whether they desire to have drinks or not. matters little. The man who does not approve of saloons can find a part set aside, for the con sumption of tea, coffee and other s drinks. The theater will also . used for concerts and lectures. The experiment is being watched critically, not by the liquor trade, but by temperance workers and prohibi tionists. In Edinburgh, for instance, it has been noticed that the saloons in the experimental area had doubled their receipts since private control and management had been displaced by the government board, and tne local religious leaders are contending that the more model and club-like a drinking shop is made the more drink it will sell. Another criticism made by the reform element is that as the new model houses are understood to be exemplary they are not under the same strict police supervision as the ordinary saloons. What Women Are Doing in the World The Omaha Woman's Christian Temperance union will hold its last meeting of the season Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of Mrs. W. F. Callfas, 903 Mercer Park boulevard. Mrs. H. C. Sumney will talk on "Opponents to Franchise Work" and a social hour will follow. : The U. S. Grant Women's Relief corps will have a picnic at Miller park near the playground Tuesday after noon. All members of the post are urged to attend the picnic supper, which has been -set for 6 o'clock to accommodate those who are not able to attend earlier in the day. One of the important departments of the work of the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolu tion is the placing of markers to pre serve the history of any special com munity. Nebraska chapters have not been backward in this work and sev eral markers have been erected along the trail of the Lewis and Clark ex pedition. July 4 Pawnee chapter of Fullerton unveiled such a marker in the Nance county courtyard to com memorate the last home of the Paw nees. The address was made by Mrs. Charles H. Aull of Omaha, state re gent. The boulder was presented to the county by Mrs. A. E. Bryson, re gent of Pawnee chapter and formerly a member of Omaha chapter. It was accepted by Albert Thompson, speak ing for the county commissioners. The bronze tablet bears the insignia of the society, a relief medallion of White Eagle, one of the best Paw nee chiefs, and a brief history of the locality. A paper was written for the occasion by John W. Williamson, for years government scout among the Pawnees, now a resident of Genoa. The Frances Willard Woman's Christian Temperance union will meet' Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Mrs. J. A. Dalzell, 2719 Davenport street. Mrs. George S. Ticknor, superintendent of Sabbath observance, will have charge of the program. The Business Women's council will hold its weekly luncheon and prayer meeting Tuesday in the agricultural rooms in the court house, between the hours of 11 and 2. Luncheon will be served by the women of the Central Park Congregational church, but no speaker has yet been announced. This week's meetings of the So ciety of American Widows will be held at 206 Crounse building, oppo site the postoffice, Tuesday after noon at 1:30 o'clock and Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Better Position Getting a Means Selling Your Services The Twentieth Century M ethod of sell ing your services is to advertise them. You can do more with a little ad in ' the "Situation Wanted" columns of The Bee : than you could in days of weary walking. , And then employers have learned to look in the "Situation Wanted" col- umns when they need to fill vacan cies in their organizations, and you 1 get interviews with people you could . not reach in any other w$y. If you want assistance in preparing a suit able ad, .call at The Bee of f ice there is no charge for this extra .. service otherwise telephone your ad to Tyler 1000.