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THE OMAHA SUNDAY TEE: MAY 13, 1017.
Women Are 'I
Doing in the World
Conservation league, Dun
dee circle, Mrs. N. K. Sype, host
ess, 2 JO p. m.
P. E. O. Sisterhood, Benson chap
ter, Mrs. W. A. Wilcox, hostess,
2:30 p. m.
Convalescent Aid society, city hall,
10 a. m.
Omaha Woman's Press club pre
aents plays at Blackstone, 8:15
p. m. -
National League for Woman Serv
ice, Fontenelle, 4 p. m.
Business Woman's Council, court
house, 11 :30 a. m.
Belle-Lettres club, Mrs. E. B. Fer
ris, hostess, 2 p. m.
Woman's Relief Corps, U. S.
Grant, Memorial hall, 2:30 p. m.
Sermo club, Mrs. F. L. Pflasterer,
hostess, 1 p. m.
Miller Park Mothers' circle, school
. auditorium, 3:30 p. m.
Railway Hail Service, Woman's
club, Mrs. C. T. Leigh, hostess,
2:30 p. m.
Clio club, Mrs. F. M. Clark, 2:30
Business Women's club, May
' breakfast, 7 to 9 a. m.
Woman V ot e r s' Conservation
league, Mrs. Thor Jorgenscn,
hostess, 2 p. m.
.P. E. O. Sisterhood, Chapter' E.,
Mrs. F. L. Adams, hostess, 10
Benson Woman's club, baby week
program, Odd Fellows' hall, 2:30
W. C T. U. of Benson, Mrs. John
Crews, hostess, 2:30 p. m.
of Collegiate Alumnae,
annual meeting, Fontenelle,
2:30 p. m. , '
South' Omaha Woman's club, mu
sic aection, Mrs. F. A. Cressey,
hostess, 2:30 p. m.
Omaha Story Teller' league, Mrs.
P. M. Pritchard, hostess, 2:30
Suffrage luncheon for state legis
lators at Commercial club, noon.
MRS. W. E. BARKLEY of Lin
coln, president of the State
Suffrage association, will be
one of the speakers at the
Mississippi Valley Suffrage confer
ence, now in session at Columbus, O.
Mrs. Barkley will tell about the legis
lative campaign this year which re
sulted in gaining partial suffrage for
women in this state. The Columbus
meeting is regarded by suffrage lead
ers as the most important interstate
suffrage meeting of the spring, being
almost equal in importance to a na
tional convention. It will bring to
gether leading suffragists of this
country, headed by Mrs. Carrie Chap
The general topic will be: "Victory,
How, Why, When and Where." At
least six states will' have suffrage
victories to report at this conference.
Besides Mrs. Catt the prominent
speakers include Mrs. Catherine
Waugh McCulloch, Eyinston, 111.;
Mrs. Maude, Wood Park, chairman
of the national congressional commit
tee, Washington; Governor James M.
Cox of Ohio and possibly Congress
man Jeannette Rankin.
Suffrage campaign methods will be
discussed by Mrs., Mary O. Cowper,
Lawrence, Kan.; Mrs. Sumner Mc
Knight, Minneapolis; Mrs. Charles
, Savage, Cleveland; Miss Harriet Bain,
Wisconsin; Mrs. Ellen S. Stewart,
.Chicago; Mrs. Grace Julian Clark, In
dianapolis; Miss Laura Clay, Lexing
ton, Ky.; Mrs. Julian Clark, Selma,
Ala.; Mrs. Malcolm McBride, Cleve
land. Mrs. Harriet Taylor Upton, presi
dent Ohio Woman's Suffrage asso
ciation, will preside at a dinner.
Today there will be a Mothers'
day session at Memorial hall, Judge
' William Littleford, Cincinnati, presid
ing. Address, "Ohio," by Governor
James M. Cox 'and an address, "In
Five Short Years," by Mrs. Catt.
"Victories in 1917" will be discussed
by the following: Arkansas, "The Pri
mary Law," Mrs. A. "F. Ellington,
Little Rock; North Dakota, "Half t
Loaf," Mrs. Robert Clendenning,
Wimbleton; Indiana, "The Nine
Tenths," Dr. Amelia Keller, Indianap
olis, and Mrs. Anna Dunn Noiand,
Logansport; Tennessee, "Suffrage on
Lookout Mountain," Miss Margaret
Hamilton Ervin, Lookout Mountain;
Ohio, "Presidential Suffrage," Miss
Zara DuPont and Miss Grace Drake.
Cleveland, and Mrs. J. S. Branden
1 burg, Oxford. "The Supreme Court
Decision," Mrs. Roger G. Perkins
Airs, scott Nearing, Cleveland.
Mrs. Catt and Mrs. Park will dis
cuss the s bject, "Is National Wom
an's Suffrage Possible?"
. At the closing session at 8 p. m
Monday Mrs. McCulloch will speak,
on "Door and Windows," and another
speaker, to be announced, will discuss
ine Keal tnemy. .
1 Methods of active patriotic service
as outlined by the council meeting of
the General Federation of Woman's
Clubs at New Orleans are being cir
culated among clubwomen. Executive,
clerical, welfare, supplies, commis
sary and ' transportation are the
classes of work named.
"We have two great oojects: First,
to be of utmost service in time of
need; second, to keeD alive the sense
of law and order, of the security of
permanent elements that must rebuild
society when the tumult of war is
past," is the statement in the press
In the conservation department the
production of nourishing and non
. perishable foodstuffs is urged; in
civics, community action on waste
lot gardens, agitation of emergency
savings accounts and support of
training women for service; in civil
service, enforcement of honest admin
istration of laws, immediate training
, for public service: in art. teaching pa
triotism to children by portraits of
great Americans; in education, in
structiop in thrift, current questions,
physical training, simpler social life;
in home economics, study of dietetics;
in legislation, uphold federal, state
and police authorities, avoid promts
cuous discussion of war issues and dis
crimination in favor of American citi
zens, demand equal pay. for equal
work for women; in literature, serve
along clerical lines, collect stories and
jokes tor military camps and conva
lescent hospitals; in industrial and so-
cial condition, special attention to
mentally denuent and c.iminal and
survey of correctional conditions; in
music, see that people stand through
national anthem, specialize on study
of American music and stress commu
nity singing of patriotic songs, and
in public health, conserve child life,
work for moral and sanitary environ
ment for boys and girls in camps.
The women unite in an appeal to
the government to take the initiative
in the passage of national prohibi
tion, thereby eliminating material and
moral waste. ,
A children's musical orosram was
part of the Mothers' day program
given by the Scottish Rite Woman'
club Friday afternoon. Betty Za-
nnskie gave violin numbers; bloise
Mesicker. recitations: lames Gil iland.
vocal; Vi Harrington, whistling;
Dorothy Snvth, "America," and Edell
roster, Helen Meyer and Martha
Doty four fancy dancing number.
Mr. C. K. Smith had the program in
charge and Miss Adelia Stine the re
freshments. Mrs. Charles G. Everson will be
one of the delegates to the annual
Women's Relief corps and Grand
Army of the Republic encampment at
Fremont May 16, 17 and 18. Mr.
Everson, who is chairman of the ex
ecutive boaid of the Women's Relief
corps, leaves Wednesday morning.
Chapter B. N. of the P. E. O. sis
terhood will take up Red Cross work
and assist ether chapters in doing the
same, it was decided at the meeting
held Saturday at the home of Mrs.
C. E. Hal!. At the next meeting,
May 26, at the home of Mrs. J. C.
Bumngton, women of the local Red
Cross chapter will apeak. This will
be a gues. day.
The Sermo club will be entertained
at luncheon Tuesday at the home of
Mrs. F. L. Pflasterer.
The Woman Voters' Conservation
league will go through an organizing
program Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock at the home of Mr. Thor Jor
genson. This will include adoption of
constitution, election of standing com
mittees, outline of parliamentary
usage and a statement of the prin
ciples of democracy as applied to this
organization. The discussion of food
conservation, elimination of waste
and high cost of living will be led by
the chairmen of conservation and
civics. Plans for immediate work will
Contributions to the scholarship
fund of the Nebraska Federation of
Women' clubs have been pouring in
recently. Nebraska City Woman'
club sent in $5; Madison, $4.50: Hast
ings, $5; Minden, $5; Valley, $5; Ne
ligh Reviewers' club, $1.40; Gothen
burg, $10, and the juniors - of the
Omaha Woman's club, $9.45. The
Brownell Hall scholarship will be
open for oine girl next fall. Ap
plications shoud be lent at once for
this .scholarship, because the ap
plicants must be considered by the
trustees ofthe college when they meet
T. A. Hollister will address the resi
dents of House of Hope, Florence,
Sunday, at 3 p. m. Music will be in
charge of Misses MaeWetherell and
Benson Women's Christian Tem
perance Union will hold its regular
monthly business meeting Friday at
2:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. John
Mrs. J. N. Paul of St. Paul, presi
dent of the Nebraska Federation of
Women's Clubs, urges all clubs to
send representatives to the food con
servation conference called by Gov
ernor Neville May 22. "Practice and
disseminate all you learn at this con
ference," ahe urges.
The impression that the Daughters
of the American Revolution have
moved their Red Cross work rooms
to the Baird building is erroneous.
The Daughters are still pursuing their
work in the army building, where two
rooms are allotted to them. Two large
packing boxes, filled with supplies,
are ready for inspection. Both cash
and material donations have been re
ceived. Mrs. J. J. Stubbs is in charge
Monday: Mrs. J. M. Metcalt, lues-
day; Mrs. Goodwin, Wednesday; Mrs.
fcwing Brown, ihursday; Mrs. W. JL.
Selby, Friday; and Mrs. E. F. Brailey.
Saturday. 'The women work from 10
to 5 o'clock.
T. W. O., A. Notts,
efother'e day will be observed at the vee-
pr aervlee at 4:30. Mra. J. H. Dumottt will
spaak on "True Motherhood" and Mlta Lil
lian Schmidt will Una.
Tha annual Hay morning- breakteet, under
the aueplceo ot tha Bualnaaa Woman's club
will ba hald Wednesday, from T to o'clock!
Tha Be-gab mla elub will hold a "wolnta"
roaat Monday at Blmwood park.
A new claaa In noma nuraln will ba
opanad Monday night at 7:10,
A special meeting of the Young
Women' Hebrew association is
called for Monday evening at 8
o'clock in the Paxton block club
rooms. A nominating delegate for
the conference which is to choose
Omaha's representative to the Jew
ish congress In Washington in Sep
tember will be elejled. Mrs. O. C.1
Redick and Mrs. diaries T. Kountze
will talk on Red Cross work, the
young women of this club having:
volunteered to helo raise funds to pur-
cnase tne matenaas.
' The Kearney club of Omaha was
entertained Saturday afternoon bv
Miss Loretlo Bums at the home of
Mrs. Charles Guggenmos. Games and
reminiscences occupied the afternoon.
Twenty members were present The
new officers elected were: George
Richey, president; Mrs. Grace Kisor.
rice president, and Miss Mildred
Adah Kensington, Order of the
hastern Mai. will meet at the home
of Mrs. I. L. Van Sant Thursday,
Mrs. J. A. McKet will assist.
Mrs. A. N. Eaton will lead the pro
gram of the Clio club at the home of
Mrs. F. M. C ark Wednesday after-
noon. The final meeting of the year
will be a picinc dinner at the home
of MrsvW. D. Percival May 24.
The annt'a! meetinp- of the Associa
tion of Collegiate Alumnae will be
held Saturday at 2:30 o'clock at the
fontenelle. Election of orhcert will
Miller Park Mothers' circle will
hold its regular monthly meeting
Wednesday at duo at the school, t.
W. Bason of the Fort school will ex-
hibit some of the work of his boys
and will give a short talk. A piano
trio will be given by Misses Helen
Gregg. Aileen Hansen and Helen
Spencer: Mrs. R. F. Havden will sive
vocal tolo, and Leon Connell, Wil-
The Busy Bees
THIS is Mother' day, so let us
'I enthusiasm as an expression
I Everyone who is able should wear a white carnation, since this,
the floral emblem of mother love, stands for sweetness, purity and
endurance, bver since President Wilson issued the proclamation
setting aside the second Sunday in May for our mothers, old and
young, rich and poor alike nave teit
have striven on that day particularly
personal gitt, write her a letter' it sne is away, and it sne is gone to ao tne
same for some one else's good mother, as an outward demonstration of the
latent love and gratitude we all feet yet so often fail to express.
Busy Bees are frequently seen these fine spring days flying their kites,
l ikewise the Japanese and Chinese children in the Orient, where the kite
has been a toy for centuries, are in the midst of a kite-flying carnival, called
in China, Chung-Yang-Chieb or Teng Kal, literally meaning "ascending Ugh."
There it is npt only the children who fly kite, but the celestials of all ages,
who at this time of the year repair to suburban hills to fly curious kites
which have no tails and consequently fly nearer the ground than the Ameri
can kite. They are elaborate affairs, made of ornamental paper and have
curious gaudy pictures of dragons, bats and owls on them. In some mysteri
ous way their kites are supposed to carry aloft whatever evils may be im
pending over the households of the flyers. Hence, every year witnesses the
liight of millions of kites on the hills of these countries.
The children delight in a game which they play while flying kites. They
wax the strings and then when they have become hardened vie with each
other to cut the other's kite strings. They think it a lark when they see their
playmate's kite going up in the air.
Kites, however, have been used in' other ways than as playthings ever
since Benjamin Franklin's remarkable discovery, when be obtained an
electric spark from the clouds by this dangerous means, They are employed
in engineering to carry lines across deep chasms and in removing passengers
from stranded ships. The highest record for the flight of a kite yet found is
Hazel Ryan of the lied side was last week's prize winner, while Ruth
Ribbel of the Blue and Adelia Hein of the Red won honorable mention.
The editor wishes to thank Ruth Ribbel for the fragrant rose she en
closed in her letter. It seemed like a breath from sunny California in the
midst of our recent snow storms.
An Exciting Chase.
By Hazel Byan, Aged 10 Years, Her
man, Neb. Red Side.
I am going to tell you about my
trip to a lake out near the Elkhorn
river. My mother, father and sister
with a number of cousins and friends,
started out in car early in the morn
ing. We reached the lake at about 11
o'clock and enjoyed fishing until time
for dinner. The lake was not very
large, but was surrounded by large
shady trees and contained many fish.
I did not catch many fish because I
did not know how and was afraid to
bait the fish hooks.
After a good dinner, prepared by
mamma and the other women, some
of us girls started out to explore
along the banks of the lake. While
we were wading in some shallow
water, the fact was suddenly made
known to us that a herd of cattle was
coming rapidly over the hill toward
We all ran toward a fallen tree for
protection, as we were quite a way
from the older people. The fallen tree
liam Raduriner, Joe Stern and Arthur
Ziebarth, iolin quartet selections.
On May 18 the mothers will give a
railroad plav to secure funds to com
plete the set of books which they
bought for the school.
Short story writers will be dis
cussed by the Clio Study club at the
home ot Miss Helen aommer this
afternoon. Miss Dorothea Abraham
will talk on Zona Gate; Miss Lillian
Cherniss, Jack! London; Miss Goldie
Gilinsky, Craddock, and Miss Ella
Fleishman, Edna Ferber.
Dundee circle of the Child Con
servation league wifl meet Monday
at 2:30 with Mr. N. K. Sype. This
will be the last meeting of the vear
and election of officers will take place.
Mrs. w. .. Burroughs will conduct
a Mother' day program. She will tell
the origin of the day. Mrs. Charles
McMartin will read Ernest Thomn-
son Seton's "The Bear Woman." Mrs.
Paul Themanson will give readiries
and Mrs. E. A. Weathers will sing.
The Woman's club of the Railway
Mail Service will meet Wednesday
with Mrs. C. T. 1-eigh. 320 North
rorty-seventn street, ihe topic of
study will be "Romance of Detroit,"
with Mrs. W. R. Marshall, Mrs. R.
L. Frantz and Mrs. J. B. Good in
charge. Roll call will be answered
by current events.
Th final mtino, rt V, U -
Stnrv TVllera laa-t will k k.M
at the home f the. hnm r,( th re
tiring president, Mrs. P. M. Pritchard,
aaiuruay ac :ou o ciocx. Mrs. C. W.
Pollard will give the biography of
Offenbach; Miss Jennie Redfield will
tell the story of "The Tales of Hoff
man;" Mrs. E. G. Hampton, "Tarts,"
and Miss Emma Rosicky, a selected
Hawthnrnr'a "Th MarM. ...:n
be studied by the Belles-Lettres Liter-
arv cluh Tllparlav aftrnAnn if l,
home of Mrs. E. B. Ferris. An hour
ot current topics discussion will pre
cede this. Miss Helen Anderson was
hostess for last week's meeting.
Rev. Titus. I .nWK will aAAre tUm
business women's council at the court
house Tuesday. Women of the Trin
ity Methodist church will serve lunch
It. i.n , i
Hum lliou to j;ou OCIOCK.
U.. S. Grant Wnman'a C.li.f .
No. 104. anviliarv tn t!i ilr-iMj A....
of the Republic, will meet Tuesday at
memorial nan. 1 ney will send Mrs.
Anna Long and Mrs. Isabel Munger
as delegates to the department con
vention nf til. lVnmi'a P;( -
at Fremont May 16-18. Other members
wno win atiena are Riesflames Abbie
A. Adams, Harriet A. Wilcox, Lillian
i. tony, Lillian Allen, Beulah C. Da
vis, Cora Taliaferro and Jennie Tray
nor. Mrs. J. W. Welch will talk on the
legend and folklore of Nebraska when
Benson chapter, P. E. O. sisterhood,
meets Monday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. W. A. Wilcox.
A Mothers' day program will ,be
carried out when "'upter E of the
P. E. O. sisterhood' meets Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock at the home of
Mrs. F. L. Adams.
Mrs. F. A. Cressey .will entertain
the music department W the South
Omaha Woman's club atits last meet
ing of the year. Saturday afternoon.
Miss Georgina Davis will discuss the
musical composer; Foote: Miss Marie
Polian, Nevin; Miss Louise Schlndel,
Cowen, and Mrs. H. B. Bergquist
( will talk on "The Art of Conducting."
Mr. Cressey will give current event.
wave our Old Glories with renewed
of our love and reverence for them.
tne deep appeal ot tne sentiment, and
to do some act of kindness, give some
By Little Folks
Rules for Young Writers
h Writ plainly oe ona aid of tha
paper only and number tha pacei,
. Ceo pen and Ink, not pencil.
S. Short and pointed articles will ba
given preference. Do Dot nan over 250
4. Original atorloa or lettee only will
0. Write roar name, age and address
mt tha top ef the ftrat page.
A prlae book wlU be ilterj each week
for tha beet contribution.
Addreea all communications to Chil
dren'a Department, Oman. Bee, Omaha,
was near the water' edge, and when
the cattle got there they (topped.
Perhaps the cattle were only coming
after a drink and were frightened at
seeing so many children in their pas
ture. At any rate, we were all thor
I was told that a I ran I kept
screaming: "Oh I Oh I I know I am
going to be killed and I will never
see mamma again." I don't remem
ber saying it, but no doubt I did.
After the danger was over some of
the men came after us and took us
back to the camp.
After playing game a while we
went home. We were all completely
tired out, but were certain that we
had had a very goodi time in spite of
the exciting chase.
A Bee Fancier.
By Adelia Hein, Bennington, Neb.
I am going to tell you about the
two hives of bees papa and I have.
The bees were swarming when papa
was plowing xorn. TVe saw a big.
brown ball in a tree and we wondered
what it could be. We went nearer
and discovered they were bees. I
went to the field and told papa, so
he left the horses standing and came
to the house.
We hunted old boxes, cut the tree
down and shook them in the box.
Then papa took his lunch and went
to the field again. They stayed in the
box for a few days. j
Once, when I was hoeing the' gar
den, I saw a swarm in the mulberry
tree. I went to the field again and
told papa and he said he did not have
time to get them in a box. I went
back to the swarm that we had in a
box and found that they were gone.
I think that they were thevsame one.
I took a different box this time and
cut some of the limbs of the tree off.
I hunted a nice new box with sticks
through it, so that they could get a
start in making honey.
I went uo in the tree and cut the
limb on which they were and took it
so that I could put them in the box.
I broke a limb that was overhead
and the bees all fell on me. My ears
and hair were full, but I did not move
till they left me. I held the others in
my hand a'ld then put them carefully
in the box.
The bees are still there. Thev are
very busy working today.
We got lots of honey out of the
I am wondering how many swarms
I will get this summer. i
v "Rufu, the Rescuer."
By Ruth Ribbel, Aged 12 Years, 3529
Front Street, San Diego, Cal.
This is "Kindness to Animals"
week and at school we had to write
a true story about some animal. I
wrote one about "Rufus' and here
Rufus is his name and a braver dog
never lived. Rufus is a hard worker.
He is a life saver and deserves all
the praise he gets from everybody
who knows him.
Rufus works .in our own big Ameri
can desert. The Boy Scouts of Los
Angeles and Pasadena. Cal., all know
Rufus. His large beautiful eyes are
full of love for the Boy Scouts.
Rufus works with Mr. Beck, who
spends his time helping people who
are lost or in danger in the hot des
ert. Men go into tne desert to hunt
for gold and often lose theirway and
cannot find water.
Through the burning desert Mr.
Reck and his faithful dog go, carry
ing water and food and putting up
signs along the path telling. where
help can be found. They leave food
and water at certain places for the
wanderers to find. Sometimes Ru
fus discovers the footprints of some
poor lost traveler and goes after him
On his back are strapped bags of
food and bottles of water. He often
has to wear laced shoes to protect
his feet from the sand, which cuts
like powdered glass.
Many a time Rufus has found men
dying of thirst and led them back to
In order to gain money to do this
work Mr. Beck sometimes gives ster
eopticon pictures of his travels. When
ever the dog's picture appears on the
screen Rufu whine and barks in
BRIGHT LITTLE LAD LIKES
$ TANLEy cACOBS
Stanley Saul Jacobs is too vouno;
to read the "Busy Bee page yet, but
he loves to have his mamma re-tell
the stories the Busy Bees write.
He is interested, too. in the make
up of newspapers, and when he grows
up, he says, he is gorhg to be a live
wire advertising man like his daddy,
T. Toby Jacobs.
delight and that makes the audience
We all think Kutus is wonderful.
By Velma Ochsner, Aged 11 Year,
BOX 738 Mromsburg, fceb.
Henry. Frank. Laura and little
John were ready to go to school.
Their mother, Mrs. Ray, always sees
to it that John has his cape well
buttoned up. Then she kisses him.
and bids Laura take him bv the hand
"and lead him to school.
Come, Henry, says Mrs. Ray,
'stop playing with that doe. and eo
to school. Frank will be there be
fore you, if you do not make haste."
John stopped olavinir with Hero.
the old dog, and did as he was told.
Wow while these children are on
their way to school I will tell you
a story of what happened to them
the day of the great snow storm.
f erhaps you are too vounsr to re
member that storm. The snow fell
and fell till it lay four feet deep on
the ground. "These four children did
not come home from school and their
father feared they might get lost
in the snow. "
So he took Hero and set nut In
find them. He had not gone far when
te met Frank, who was so worn out
that he could hardly move. Frank
told him that Laura and little John
wera in a snowdrift, and that he had
come to get help.
Mr. Kay hurried on and met Henrv
with two men calling for Laura and
Ihese two children had lain down
and the snow was covering them up.
ooon tney neard a dog s bark far
in the distanced and there was Hero,
who had (ound the children. The
children were so cold that thev could
the hrst thine Mr. Rav did was tn
rub them. Then he took them home.
The children never forgot the storm,
nor me goon dog ilero, tor it he
had not found them thev would havp
lost their lives.
My First Speech.
Dora E. C. Ossian, Stanton, la. Box
258. Red Side.
I am going to tell you about tjie
first speech I ever made. I was in
the confirmation class, which consist.
ed of forty-one members.
Uur minister was to leave us and
we thought it would be riaht and
proper to surprise him, so we decided
to go to the parsonage after our read
ing exereises were over.
Ut course we manazeu to onreal
ourselves when he came in the hall,
but when he cattee in the parlor, there
we sat just as innocent as you please.
hb nave contributed ou cents eacn,
so we -had quite a purse to present to
him. They had not even told me I
was to be the spokesman, so when
tney handed me the ourse vou can
imagine how I felt. I did not know
what I was to do or say.
ine envelope containine the monev
was becoming rather heavy and I was
uneasy, so l thought it 1 had to do it,
1 might as well do it first as last.
1 got uo from mv chair and stnnd
in the middle of the room, and stood
there for a few minutes before I man
aged, to say anything. Then I tried
to explain to our pastor why we weje
there, of course only making matters
worse. . .
I stuttered a few more words, made
some more blunders, handed him the
purse and was glad it was over.
men ne got up, told us lie was
glad to see us hire, thanked us verv
much for the purse, me especially for
my Diunoenng speech.
I resolved that if I ever made a
speech again I would copy it down on
paper and read it right. i
Our Trick Doe. Shen.
By Grace Schwarzlander, Aged 7
Years, 1514 J itreet, South Side,
Omaha. Blue Side.
We have a doe named Shen anH
when I tell him to shake hands he
sits down and lifts up his front paw.
The other day mamma gave him some
pancakes. He ate some of them and
then took one in his mouth and went
out the back gate. I watched him
trom behind the door. He went to
the back of our garden and scratched
a hole about four inches deep. Then
he dropped the pancake in the hole
and scratched the dirt over the hole
again all nice and smooth. Then he
ran down the block as fast as he
could go and back again to the house.
He evidently thought no one saw him.
When I came home from school that
afternoon I looked for the pancake,
but it was one. I think he ate it.
By Albin Shonka, Aged II Years,
Schuyler. Neb., Route 3. Blue
One Saturday afternoon as mamma
and papa were going to town my
younger brother, Jaroslav, and I
thought of a scheme. As we had our
traps set for gophers, we took our
oiocst mule, jack, and trotted to-1
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wards the traps. We had them set in
our pasture, which is about a half
mile from the premises.
My sisters, who were the only ones
at home just them, did not know any-
mmg until tney saw us witn our traps.
Jaroslav could not eet on lark's
back any other way but by climbing
a post. I led Jack up to the post and
Jaroslav got on.
i caught thirty-five gophers with
five traps and still have them set for
Jaroslav has three traps set and
caught fifteen gophers.
It is fun to tease them and watch
them try to get out of their exclbsure.
A New Busy Bee.
By Geneva Grady, Aged 7 Years,
u Weill, JNeb., blue bide.
We have baby whose name is
Bennetr, and he can creep. His birth
day is the fifteenth of May, and so is
THE GREAT SECRET
Novelized From the Metro Wonderplay
Serial of-the game Name, in Which Francis
X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne are Co-Stars
BY J. M. LOUGHBOROUGH
Author of tht Novilizatfen of Clyda Pitch's play, "Htr Sitter." "Hit Backdoor
Romanca," and 6thar abort atorlaa.
STRONG CAPTURES THE BUTLER AFTER A STRUGGLE.
William Montgomery Strong
Francis X. Bush roan
Beverly Clarke Beverly Bayne
Dr. Zulph Edward Connelly
Mrs. Mathilda Clarke Sue Balfour
The Great Master ........Fred R. Stanton
Jane Warren Helen Dunbar
Rodman Sears Robert Carter
Cochran, hla aisistant Fred Roberts
The Butler Frank Lei&h
Wee See Charles Fan
The Girl of the Vision Mllicent Christy
The Shadow Tammany Young
"Bull" Whalen Tom Blake
WHAT HAS GONE BEFORE.
William Montgomery Strong, a wealthy
young clubman, rescues Beverly Oiarke from
kidnapers employedby a band of brainy
criminals known as XT he Secret Seven. This
organization la plotting to aelze a large for
tune left to Beverly by her unfile. Thomas
Clarke, who was a member of The Secret
Seven. Balked in their plots, the members
of The Secret Seven ruin Strong financially.
Beverly meantime has used part of her
wealth to establish herself and her mother
in a luxurious home, and the remainder she
gives to Detective Sears for safe keeping.
Sears turns them over to Strong, who has
become a portrait painter, and Dr. Zulph,
arch conspirator of The Secret Seven steals
them, hut they are wrested from Zulph by
Wee See, Strong's Chinese servant, and a
police Informer. Zulph then decides that
Strong shall ba assassinated, although The
Great Master, leader of The Secret Seven,
is trying to shield the young man. A hire
ling of the band la put in the Clarke home
as a butler. When Strong enters the house
with Beverly, the butler overpowers her and
has a desperate battle with Strong. Rein
forcements from The Secret Seven reach the
house and Beverly, her mother and Strong
are besieged In a room, through the door of
which the thugs shoot.
Barricaded in a room of the Clarke
home, where he is defending Beverly
and her mother, Strong has a narrow
escape from death. He is standing at
the door when the hirelings of The
Secret Seven shoot through it and
the bullets graze him. His one hope
is for help from the police, as he has
telephoned to Detective Sears for
help. ' '
The door is being battered down,
when a lookout for the desperadoes
gives warning that the police are
coming and the band flees. Strong,
however, manages to capture the but
ler. While Strong, Beverly and her
mother are being rescued. Wee See,
the clubman's Chinese valet, is work
ing on a mysterious phase of "The
Great Secret." ,He visits the Great
Master, leader of the Secret Seven,
and hands him a slip of paper found
in the securities taken from Zulph by
Wee See and the Shadow. This paper
contains a map of a mine in the
Klondike. Having known Zulph in
the Klondike, the - Great Master
mamma's. My other brother's birth
day is the third of July and he cele
brates it on the Fourth of July.
This is my first letter to the Busy
Bee page. I hope I will win the
By Vance Willard,, Aged 9 Years,
1218 West First Street, Grand
Island, Neb., Red Side.
One day the angel of all wild things
came into the woods.
"Everyone who lives here must do
something to make his home, better.
Everyone tell me what you are do
ing," she said.
"I give a drink of cool water to all
who visit me," murmered the little
' "I watch all night," hooted the
"I give sweet music to all who
visit me," sang the robin.
"I give shade to all," rustled the
"I give sweet perfume to all the
woods," whispered the wild rose.
What Has Been Done?
By Jutine Threadgill, Aged 8 Years,
Lexington, Neb. Red Side.
When the glow of the sky haa vanished,
And tha ehades of night have fallen,
And the thousnta of the day come back to
And you auk: What h as been done?
From the light and the glow of the morning
Till the jetting of the aun.
Have you done a deed of kindness?
Have you spoken gentle word?
Have you made the eun shine for othere?
And conquered your many wrongs?
From the light of the early morning
Till tha setting of (he aun? '
Let ue do many a deed of kindness,
And aoeak a aentla word.
And make the aunshlne for others,
And conquer our numbered wrongs,
And then you can ask with a lighter hsar
What haa been done?
From the light and the glow of the morn- i
Till the setting of the aun.
realizes that the map is of the utmost
importance. Wee See tells him Zulph
seemed to treasure the paper more
than anything else among the securi
ties. The Great Master decides to
Wee See leaves the room and soon
thereafter Zulph enters. Then Wee
Se returns and apparently by accident,
drops the map, Zulph picks up the
paper and when he sees what it is,
shows great elation. Making a hurried-excuse,
he departs with the
When Zulph reaches his quarters
he is in a state of great nervous ex
citement over the recovered paper and
the associations it brings up. Suffer
ing from a bad case of "neris," he'
sees a vision of the child wife of The
Great Master as she. looked in the
Klondike before her tragic death
there. With an effort Zulph regains
control of himself, and just then .
"Bull" Whalen, a member of The
Secret Seven, enters and tells him te
has seen Jane Warren and fears she
will betray them.
Zulph had exercised a strong power
over her since their days in the. Klon
dike, where she nursed Thomas
Clarke, Beverly's uncle. It was Zulph
who tried to induce Jane to poison
Clarke. "Bull" Whalen goes away
to trail Jane, and Strong sees him.
Strong has been deputized by Sears
as a special detective to aid in run
ning down The Secret Seven. He
trails Whalen and seizes him.
Then he leads Whalen to detective
headquarters and tiu-ns him over to
Detective Sears. Just at that time
Jane Warren is in ante room. She
has visited Sears with the intention of
telling everything she knows about
Zulph. Her appearance strengthens
the plans of Sears to round up The
The detective, in examining Whalen,
discovers that the first finger of his
left hand is missing. Finger prints
taken of the room in which Ackerton
was slain showed that a finger of the
assasin's left hand was missing.
Cochran, who was Ackerton's as
sistant, becomes wild with fury when
the discovery is made, and he wants
to attack Whalen.
To the amazement of Strong and
Cochran, Sears takes them aside and
tells them Whalen is to be permitted
to escape, and that Strong then is to
trail him. Cochran is left in the room
with Whalen. He begins taunting the
prisoner. Suddenly Whalen deals him
a terrific blow and he collapses. Then
The Secret Seven member runs out
to a fire escape and flees.
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