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TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 18, 1911.
!E1 innm Y1 iftSraa-TT-' Y .SM ftJBBfrn mm ME' Young Gardeners Compete for Prizes .. V ACATION time la here, and a few of the Busy Dees have written vacation stories, but we would like to have some more. If any of the Bust Bees are going to take trips this summer the other Bees would enjoy reading about these travels. Why don't some of the little folks "make believe" they have taken some trips and write about what they have beard the grown-ups say about interesting places they have visited? But the little writers must write the stories themselves and use their own im agination as much as possible. Prizes were awarded to Madeleine Cohn of Omaha, on the Red side, and to Mildred Roger of Clarks, Neb., also on the Rd side. Honorable mention was given tp Ava Hupamlth of Crelghton, on the Blue side. ?r ." to --hi) w v '1 'WAV f Vflwfc U W-f ...... "T7i- 2?e 3EE&Junior3irt2idayBoQk This is fhe Day We Celebraie i i Ci S: D 1 ' . L l j I 1 N l , TOM JOHNSON, 2002 Lake Street. June 18, 1911 (First Pri.) Flicker's Letter. By Madeline Cohn, 1303 Park Avenue, A Red 10 Tears. Red Side. Dear Busy Bees: It Is queer for a Flicker to be wrltlnc, but Fairy Nature gives me twenty-five minutes to speak or write so I wui write and tall you about myself. I was born In a Cottonwood tree which bad been pocked by Mr. Flicker, my father. I lived with my mother and father and cousins, the woodpeckers. One day when I was flying', I was shot and taken to a taxidermist's store. There I was stuffed and put In a large show case with many other .birds. In several days a lady came in and bought me. I was taken to a room full of chairs, tables, desks and so on, which I soon learned was a school. Having been put In a small glass case all to myself, I could see everything easily. It was Interesting to watch the children play. They were al lowed to take me from the case and stroke me before and after school. I am frequently alone and so I turn around and, being on the wlndowilll I can look out of the window. Sometimes I see pleasant sights, while other times I see my old companions, the birds. Oh. how my heart aches then, but OI my time Is upl I must say goodby. MR. FLICKER. (Beoond Prise.) A Dream. By Mildred Rogers, Aged 12 Tears, Clarks, ID. ilea Biae. LADS OF OMAHA WHO GREW GARDEN STUFF IN THE T. M. C. A. CONTEST WHICH CLOSED TESTERDAT. EULES FOB YOUNG WRITERS 1. Write plainly on one side of the paper only sad number the pages. a. Use pea and Ink, not peaoll. . Short and pointed articles will be gives preference. Do not nse ever 880 words. 4. Original stories or letters only will be used. 5. Write your name, age and address at the top of the first paee. Flrat and second prises of books will fee given for the best twe con tributions to this page each week. Address all oooununloatlons to CHILSBE9I DEPARTMENT Omaba Bee, Omaha, Veb. Mary Littleton's Eventful Picnic t$ifi$ VER since the middle of May Mrs. Littleton had promised to 1ve her little daughter, Mary, a picnic party in the woods. Mary had Invited a doxen of her young friends to be of the party, and they were all Impatiently wait ing for a fine day for their trip into the country. ' One bright morning it was Saturday, and, of course, there was no school Mrs. Littleton called to Mary very early: "Come, deary, jump up and get dressed in your plaid gingham. We'll go on our picnic excursion today. The weather is Simply splendid. Sky clear, with white clouds dotting It like so many feathers." Mary leaped from bed, ran to take her bath, laughing as she went. "Will you call Little Dorothy and tie Wolf. , to the others over the 'phone, mamma?" By Viola L Hansen, Aged 10 Tears, West she called as she splashed the water in the Point, Neb. tub. There was once a poor woman who, with "yegi dear i have your list of names, her little girl, 4 years old, lived In a cot- and am about to begin ringing each little tage not far from some dark woods. All picnicker up to say that this Is to be our that she had beeldes her cottage was three jue day In the woods," replied Mrs. Lit- cows, xrom whose milk she made butter tleton. And very shortly Mrs. thought it must be the children. So he hired a man to row the boat and they soon reaohed the children. Poor Anna was very' pale and frightened. Paul was also afraid. But he was trying to comfort his sister. They were taken home, and they never wanted to go boat-riding alone again.' drivers jumped into their wagons again and having promised to return to the grove for the gay crowd of happy youngsters at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, they clacked their whips and drove off towards town. Then the real pleasure of the day began. Some of the little ones hunted flowers along the banks of the pond; others sat beneath the trees, telling stories and watching the birds busy in the branches over their heads; others swung in the ham mocks and swings, singing gaily. Butter flies flitted hither and thither, and queer little Insects at home In the grass crept up to take a peep at the huge creatures who had Intruded on their domain and were so noisy about It. All naure seemed to be enjoying the fine June day. Towards noon, however, Mrs. Littleton suddenly looked at the sky with some ap prehension. "Well, my dears," she said to those nearest to her, "I do believe a thunderstorm Is preparing to drive us home Xante and Address. School. Year. William Alexander, 304 Poppleton Ave Pacific 190J Oscar H. Beal, 112 South Twenty-eighth St , Farnam 1895 Glen V. Bullls, 2631 Sahler St Saratoga . .1904 Mildred E. Burke. 3817 Wirt St Clifton Hill .. ...1901 Minnie Burkamp, Forty-fifth and Ida Sts Central Park .. .1896 Mabel Carlson. 3523 Franklin St , Franklin .. ..1901 Ferris Claggett. Forty-ninth and Walnut St High 1894 Charles E. Crowe, 323 North Twenty-first St., Central 1904 Helen B. Doyle, 3328 Parker St Franklin 1901 Helen Garrel, 1623 North Twenty-first St Kellom . . 1899 Pearl Gilbert, 2312 North Twelfth St Lake -.1902 5506 North Thirty-third St ..Monmouth Park ..1896 of picnickers to enter. Then all was con fusion for a few minutes while Mrs. see signs of a thunder shower. But as the day promised to be so perfect. It never Eddh: Hayrlett occurred to me that a pile of thunder Lorren Hickman. 1019 South Twentieth St Mason . . . 1896 f clouds were hidden away beyond the hills. Madred A. Hoag, 330 North Thirty-sixth Ave Saunders 1895 I ready to come bellowing forth and give us a sky-ducking." The children laughed at thought of a Tom Johnson, 2002 Lake St Lake .1898 Fveiyn M. Jones; 3415 North Twenty-fourth St Lothrop 1895 "kv-dupkine." unri fnnnv Tnmmv Elizabeth Kissel. 180S Pinkney St Lothrop 1902 declared he'd like one. "I don't mind get- Edward Krakowskl, 2506 Walnut St Im. Conception .....1897 ting wet," he bragged boldly, "but I'd not Hattle Kunz, 3307 South Twentieth St Vinton 189 like my best Sunday clothes to get spoilt. gvlvl Kutak 920 Dominion St Edw. Rose water ...1901 Shucks! Why must it rain nowT" ' , - , , , ,, ir.i-.. mn ioni "Oh, I could just cry." said Mary with Eldon Langevln. 4335 Franklin St Walnut Hill 1901 tears in her voice. "It is so disappointing Hazel Lansten, 2817 Pratt St... .Lothrop 1897 to have our picnic spoiled by a thunder Orpha McCartney, 2431 Webster Ave.. .....High 1892 shower!" Harry Menold, 202 North Twenty-third St ..High 1894 "Yes, it is too bad," agreed several little Hazel McMullen, 4243 Burdette St.... Clifton Hill .....1897 rlrU- Marie Morrlssey, 2509 Corby St Sacred Heart ....1900 Then all hurriedly got Into their jackets Lo,8 p, lg24 Snerman Ave Kellom 1905 VT. onald Raffeneparger, 314 North Fifteenth St Cass 1901 w.. . t- .... ,. .w Kenneth B. Seelev. 5440 North Twenty-fifth St. Miller Park 1905 Dile of black clouds vonder." And Mm. afternoon. The hnmmnrku wr. tlrt nn Aenps f. SoreUBen. 1906 Spring St. k ....Vinton 1899 Littleton Indicated a bank of rolling black separately and given to two of the larger Albert Steinberg, 1019 Harney St clouds whioh were covering half of the boys to carry. The other children shared Austin Sturtevant, 112 South Thirty-sixth St.... .Pacific 1904 , Columbia .(Train Hark, hers comes the Dream Fairy and - y iweive invitea guests, ana eacn iitue one :r ' ; , " " " . c x-nrth Thirtv.flfth Ava . she 1. now weaving her web ot dreams tho "reen '- she Mt "' Dorothy had cried out eagerly: "Oh, thank yu. them- ' baskets, the youngsters had remonstrated: Carl E. Swanson, 414 North Thlrty-mth Ave. . about th? slelpTnTchlld. Now listen and s,tUn the 8te with a bowl of Mrs. Littleton. I shall be ready on time- not b to we have "No, Mrs. Littleton, you shall not carry Carl-Talmon, -1113 Clark St I will tall you the dream- bread and milk for her breakfast and a big precisely." And some had declared their Unner' w, we?" cried Mary eagerly. any of the. Tou shall just go ahead and Emil Turinik, 1021 Bancroft St. ... .1 k .v.- wooden spoon to eat It with. intention of nrovMtn luncheon. .uhn.,ch "w ' till the wagons come for lead the way." AHw, ' Wallln. 3012 Webster St .. 1904 1900 1901 1898 1904 and cheese to sell In the village. And v.rv xhortiv Mr.. T.lttiPton hnri say aireaay. iney nan gatneren within an me weignt or the lunch baskets between rr ,,,, etv.Vol 51 ft Wnnlworth Ave One morning she went as usual to drive communicated by 'phone with each of the nou fd none of the p,on,c Part ha4 them two at a basket. When Mrs. Little- . Swenaon 1502 North Thirty-fifth St Franklin . .v.. .M. . ...... observed them til Mn T,lttltnn rvnU nf ton had InalalArl nn narrvlno. r.. nr KOSanna SWHIBOB, lOUi l"i Saunders Kellom . Bancroft . ...1898 Webster . . 189S And laughingly Mrs. Littleton had to do .,..., ur.v.ri.lH na Franklin Ht:..l Lone 1897 n?,,frk';M!?.To.mm5:foge", "A0!! V? a' Rorih,fi H. Welnstein. 1440 South Thirteenth St. . . . Comeniua 1897 ttbu, aiy awu-s, 11 iookb h mougn we a weeymg iinie Dana up tne long, sloping . have to go as soon as we can get our hill to the broad, dusty road leading Into Herbert Wood, 2725 Fowler Ave . . . . Saratoga .. . things together," informed Mrs. Littleton, town. But once on top the hill, Mrs. Little- Mary Zlatking, 1446 North Twentieth St.. . Kellom . . "I'm awfully sorry I did not think to tell ton paused for breath, looking about her. When she cam back a few minutes later Mrs. Littleton had assured them that it nothing but the bowl was to be seen. The would not be necessary, as she had plenty child was gone. The mother ran her and of good plcnlo things to eat, and would there, wildly calling little Dorothy. No- have three large baskets full of them, where could the child be seen or heard. At At exactly 10 o'clock the crowd of little last the mother hurried away to the vll- ones assembled at Mary Littleton's home. lag t tell the good people what had hap- which was a pretty two-story white frame the men to 00me ,or UB 'V should Just at the bottom of the hill, opposite the pened and to ask them to help her. house nestling In a great green spreading amUd farmer's wife, asking the band pond and wood, there stretched a fine Just at this time a traveler was going lawn. The town in which they lived was child n sound of music, it seems as If thousands of little Dells were sofUy tinkling and chiming. Then the muslo stops and to, out of a large red rose stepped the dearest little fairy you ever saw. She was dressed In a gausy white gown, with stars, moons and roses sewed in It, in her hand she held a silver wand set with jewels. As the fairy seated herself on a tiny through the woods on his way to the next small, and did not afford a city park. So, golden throne the child knew her to be the town. As he was passing close to a tangled when people wished to go for a plcnlo fairy Queen. thicket he heard a clear childish voice cry they were obliged to go in wagonettes or In an instant th bells began tinkling out "Keep off or I'll hit youl" their own private carriages and autome- and chiming again, and out of every flower He wondered how a child came to be in biles to the .woods two miles distant from there stepped a little fairy, and while the tbJ" wlld P,ac. H pushed th thick town. There, kept fresh and' luxuriant moon cast silvery shadows over th lawn brush aside and soon came to th mouth through the waters of a great round pond, the fairies danced and sang. But as th low av under a rock. There, to his lay a beautiful grove, covering 100 acres surprise, he saw a little girl sitting on th of land, and through It ran a fin road ground with five young wolf cubs around and also a pretty little creek flowed her. through the woods, emptying itself Into The wild creatures bared their teeth the pond. very now and then and snapped at th Mrs. Littleton had engaged two wagon little baby's hands. But the child held a ettes for the day and a competent driver big wooden spoon in her right hand and for each. The wagonettes were covered pug- ...19051 ...1896; child stirred and showed signs of awaken ing the fairies floated back to th flowers. the queen blew a kiss to th moon and disappeared into th rose again, th bells topped tinkling and chiming and as th Dream Fairy vanished th child awoke only to find instead of a band of fairies that she was in her own room with th rapped the cubs sharply en th nose every over-the top, but not at the sides, and moon shining in through th window on her. ) ' (Honorable Mention.) An Imaginary Story of Prince Ferdi nand and Chief Winnepesinkee. By lva Hups ml th. Aged 13 Tears, Crelgh ton, Neb. Blue Bide. During the reception of Columbus at Barcelona Chief Wtnnepesauke kept look ing at th prince, the prince in return looked at Winnepeaauke and after th re ception they beoam great friends. Chief Wlnnepesauke was on of th In diana Columbus had brought from America. A few month later, after th wonderful event. Chief Winnepeaauke Was mad a Slav. Queen Isabella and Crown Prince Fer dinand did all In their power' to free him, but King Ferdinand would not undo what' had been don. On night th crown prlnc awoke sud denly. He had been dreaming he had re leased Winnepeaauke and be had escaped to his old horn in America. time they tried to bite her, saying at the little flags adorned the upright poles which same time, "Keep off or I'll hit you. Keep held the top cover. The children scrambled off, I say I" ' into the wagons, being divided into two The traveler understood the matter, at equal parties. Mrs. Littleton sat In the once. He caught up little Dorothy in his front wagon and Mary in the second. In arms and ran with her out of the thicket that way each crowd had a hostess. And as fast as he could, for he feared that th Mrs. Littleton acted as chaperon for th old wolf might oom back sooner than it entire crowd of youngsters, would be pleasant for him. . The ride was a right merry one, the chll Just as he reached the open country he dren singing gaily as they rode along, met little Dorothy's mother and the people Mrs. Littleton was as happy as any little of th village in search of the lost child, one in her charge, and assisted in the slng How glad they were to see ber alive and n". starting the songs herself, unhurt! Sh bad fallen asleep in the travel- Th plonio grounds were reached in good r's arms, but sh still held fast in her time, and the wagonettes wee unloaded hand the big wooden spoon. ' their children and baskets. Two ham As her mother awakened her with fond mocks and two swings had ale been kisses, she looked up and said: brought along, and the wagonette drivers "Mother, Dolly wants her bread and milk. But thHn P for Mrs. Littleton. Then th Big ugly dog took Dolly away before sh had eaten ber breakfast. "1 DO BELIEVE A THUNDERSTORM IS PREPARING TO DRIVE US HOME." - he said. Oh I What a shock to such a p bappy family! The father kissed every one , Jt"'P' ln '8jnly oodby, then followed the By Thelma Fredericks, Aged 11 Tears; 823 naaul,,.r East Fifth Street. Grand Island, Neb. Tr . V . v Red Side. The next day all were very sad and We have a litis miDDV. which we named lonely. What if th Indians would attrk Th prlnc saw that all of his bodyguard Duk. He is black with one white paw. them, what would they do, they could not wer asleep, so softly stealing out of the Duke la a very cut little puppy and la very escap because there would be no one to room he went t Wlnnepesaukee's cell and playful. We hav been trying to teach be'P them, their closest friends were flv other day. The next day two " paawg rilra tricks, and one or th things n can wa$r. 1 ne niiet room was very out ok in paiao and gave him a pass on do is to sit up and shake hands. quiet, Harry had taken his school books, board th ship which would sail earliest in Duk has long ears and he la glossy kAa Des and her mamma their sewing, th morning. black. Duke's mother lives a few doors when suddenly a loud noise startled them Of course, la th morning th ohief was away from us and sh found eight little The Indians had attacked them, what missea, ana It remained a mystery for a puppies under the porch. Bom wer black noula tney a. tner was no war to It ran on the floor so they mopped it up, and they took turn about speaking and snlglng until they had to go into the house. My Pets. By Dorothy Mosher, Aged 10 Tears. David City, Neb. Red Bide. I placed a pan of water in the yard the little spar rows came and took their bath. They flew away. After a while they came back. This time they took a drink, and this Is th way they did it: They put their heads into th water, then popped their beads up again to see if anyone was looking. Ever valley, and in the very center of this val ley stood a rambling old farm house with a great red-roofed barn in the rear. The place had BUch a comfortable, home-like atmosphere, even at a distance, and Mrs. Littleton quickly thought of something. "Say, children," she began, pointing to wards the farm house in the valley, which was only half a mile away, "I believe it best to go down there and ask the farmer's wife to let us shelter ln that big barn till the storm Is over. And if our wagonettes do come before we look for them, we can " signal them from there." "Oh, yes, mamma, let's go there," cried Mary, who had so reluctantly started homewards, afoot. "Yes, we can go there and have a picnic ln the barn." This made all the little ones eager to go, and they joined their voices of consent to Mary's. "Very well, come along," and Mrs. Littleton hurried the children off through the prairie grass till they struck a road leading to the farm house grounds. They reached the place Just ln time, for as they turned In through the big gate a few heavy drops of rain fell, and gusts of heavy wind were dashing things to th earth, laying the grass flat. When the party of fourteen stepped up to the door a smiling woman met them. And as good luck would have It, Mrs. Lit tleton knew her. She was a good customer at Mr. Littleton's store ln town, and Mrs. Littleton often saw her there buying dry goods. "Well, I do believe you are Mrs. Brown," said Mrs. Littleton, introducing . herself. Yes, and I was quite sure I knew you,' Brown said anything about the farm at her disposal. So Mrs. Littleton phoned to town and Instructed the wagonette drivers to call at .the Brown's farm for the party at 4 o'clock. After this the table was pushed aside and the children had a dance, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Littleton dividing time at th little cottage organ which stood ln the liv ing room. When 4 o'clock arrived each guest declared the day had been perfect. "Why, the sun is shining again!" cried Tommy Rogers, who had been dancing so hard that he had not noticed that the storm had ceased. "Well, how strange things are In the country." "How perfectly lovely they are ln the, country," cried Kate Smith. "And how much more perfectly lovely things are at Mr. and Mrs. Brown's," added, I Mary Littleton. Then they all had to go, after many kind adieus to the good people who had so nicely entertained them during the thun der storm. And they had to promise to come many times during summer and re peat the happy day. And Mr. and Mrs. Brown had to promise to pay a viBlt to each little one who had enjoyed their hos pitality on that June afternoon. "It looked as though the day would be 4 v failure, but It turned out lovely," said Mary f that night to her father. T "Yes, it was a bad beginning with a '' happy ending." laughed Mr. Littleton. "And it all goes to show that every cloud has a silver lining." PRATTLE OF THE YOUNGSTERS don't like that a bit That is a mean cat, Brown Mr. Brown, who then came hurry ing ln, and their woman-of-all-work put down windows and shut open doors against the coming storm. And then, as daylight seemed blotted out, lamps, were lighted " and the whole crowd, Including the Browns Our Heavenly Father's Works. and their hired man and woman, went Into By Catherine Stepp, Aeed 10 Years. Belle- the b1"' lon 'ning room. And the plcnlo vue, Neb. Red Side. dinner was spread on the long table, a table Our Heavenly Father so gentle and true, quite spacious 'enough to admit of twelve Made the summer sky so fine and blue; working men during harvest time. So, the He made the meadows, decked with flowers plcnlcker, Iound pUnty of room and to And th woodland, wher th play. and put rats ln my nest. A good boy was passing by. The dog killed the cat. I must go," said the robin. "Goodbye and farewell." Willie What's beln' an orphan T Tommy (who never knew his parents) guess It's when the stork drops you befor he gets to the house he's goln' to. "I know how people walk," said Willie to his grandmother. "They put one foot down and let it stay till it gets 'way hind, then do the same with the other foot, and keep on doing it." r squirrels x And Mr. Brown was so jolly, telling jokes I"' I !" Wth white on them, and another U brown ?n walked in tVt day 7 hat. .".eT the "my &VJSS ,11 nvslop ln which was a pleo of bark. But our neighbor thought he could not an1 took ' the money and valuable It was addressed to th nrtnc and on keen all of them, ma ha dUnoaed of foui things, then one of the Indians spied Beas. it wer th following words: 0f them and he kept four. Duke's mother hi wher h w" hiding and took her on Big Chief Winnepeaauke thank prince, a very pretty dog and Is brown and whit. lftelr lorB- to thlr horn. Tbey wer pets." Big chief help heap fin prlnc some day. Duk la very noisy little fellow and Is very kind to her. Then after some years th father cam Found. By Mary Davis, Aged 10 Tears, Neb. Red Side. Gibbon, , ... - ".vua oegwaing hi oara uae a Dig aog ana inina - . - " ' Every day you could see a small girl . very smart, lie nas to b lea very - - .7aKl.; .T . "I t" horn from a large store on the hill. HOW Anna, sjxd Paul Came 10 Disobey orten a n now me1 ana other He watered the earth with flowinir atreams And darkened it with wonderful, unknown means. Our Heavenly Father calls us His sheep. And watches o'er us while we sleep; He cares for the flowers as well as for man. And looks over all as well as He can. Their Mother. By Alma Schllchtlng Aged 110 Tears, Cedar manger. When w Mrs. Blank was sewing ln th sewing room. Her children wer playing on th floor. They wer very restless and Mrs. Blank told them to get some cob for th 00k and sh would glv them both I cents. When they had finished their work sh save tham eaoh t cents, whioh they pot carefully away. Thy Bvad near th sea. and th chil dren war forbidden to alone. W soma time keep him in our horse's put him in there h barks and barks. He will follow us all around now and he can bit too. This is) a true story- The Attack of the Indians. Br Mildred Carulhera, Aged 10 Tears, 4BS North Twenty-fifth Street, Omaha. Red Bide. She she was" and th . .. . . I Our Heavenly Father Is so Kentle and kind. mother couldn't flnl.h h.. .v.- lu" " w oampson. Agnes naa That we must trv verv harrt to ml. tk.n K .V.. T-l.. - UIW jui, fwi ago ana in this large city for many years. till the little fellows thanked their lucky stars for th opportune storm which had sent them to this jolly place. And Mrs. Brown was here, there and everywhere, smiling and ohattlng and helping to lay the spread. Never had the children had such a good Urn as they wer having now. The storm raged, rain beat ilk wild furies against the. closed windows and doors. "Now, Thomas," said the teacher to m small pupil, "what is a demagogue?" "A demagogue," replied the little fellow, who was thinking of a demijohn, "is a ves sel for holding whisky, wine or any other kind of liquor." never cam back. Playing. By Eva Hoagland, Aged 10 Tears, North matt. Red Sid. On evening after supper three ' little Children went to th workhous to play and got some papers and kindling and built a fir In th stove and put some water fn a pan. -Than they got soma grass and lettuce and put It Into th water. Then they got hollyhock, leave and rolled them up and out them up Uk noodles We know He don't abk things of us w lightning glared, to be followed by peals of One there was a ttttl girl, sh had a father, mother and a brother. Her brother's go boat -riding name was Harry, her nam was Bee and hep narMit'fl mjhm war Mr. anA VrM "W will hav a boat rid," said Paul. laltn. liar father had Joined th. arm "But w mustn't." said Anna. ...1 Aia ... v ... u , t. and pot them into th nan of watar and "W will any how." said Paul. "W'rt out Tbey Uved way out In th country, Ut ' boU' whn they sot a tub and turned Just go a llttl way and thn com back." wher ther wer many, many wild In- upsid down and put a large rag over They went out into th sen, mtss- think- Alan. It, and then they got big hollyhock leave ing of th dangerous wave or rooks that On beautiful day in Angisrt whan all and used them for plate and they used would break th boat. Their mother and th family war yerr. very happy thai- th stains tor knlxe and forks. Then father missed them at supper tl ma, whan was a knock heard at th door, "Go se they took th thtnes off th stove and th sun was going down. Their father whn la at tha Unnr. Amb." aal1 har faii- thar thoiurht It looked Ilk tea. - an ther to her desolate home at night. On this night sh found th two rooms that her family occupied empty. But instantly sh looked behind her to see a kind woman. Sh rushed into the woman's arms and cried, "Dear mother, I knew you would come." Then they got down and began to talk. Her mother told her how her. father had stolen her away when she was T years old, and how he took her to America and married again. -Her mother had got a divorce and had married again and had be oome very rteh. Now Agnes and her sister, Muriel, are very happy in their home. Em fnT" P,UUed "fJ? IOn .T;. must do them, no matter what terrtbU thunder' but th ld hill ln the morning and was glad to run we no through. ' mind. Indeed, they enjoyed the sens of . safety while the storm raged without Robin's ftlnrv Seated round the long table, at precisely By Arthur Mason, Aged 13 Tears. Fre- 1 o'clock the little crowd had their picnic mont. Neb. Red Side. amner. ado mra. oruwu nau auueu reai In th sprinstim when the cherries are Pitchers of sweet milk and buttermilk to rip and the robins are singing gayly about th cherry tree, on would hear a song Ilk this: Cherries Hal Hal ne ripe, cherries are ripe. Cherries are rip. The Eobin. By Morton Bohm, Aged t ' Tears, Us) -Eighteenth Street, Dea Moines, la, A robin has a very beautiful red breast Up ln the top of the tree. rne cnernes are lor me.; I get all the cherries That people cannot get Up In the top of the cherry tree. Cherries are rip, cherries are ripe tjnerriea are gooa lor me, th repast and several great brown pump kin pies, baked by herself that very morn ing. "I had no idea I should hav. a surprise party," said the good natured lady, "when I was baking this morning. And how strange It should hav happened on this day of all day for it Is my birthday." Then all became happier. It was their good houses' birthday 1 Mrs. Littleton sug- Any May Johnny, you bad boy, you havs molasses taffy all over your new suit! What will mamma sayT Johnny Oh, It doesn't make much differ ence what she says. She never lets m have any fun ln new clothes until I get them spoiled. Little Lola I think It's a shame for mamma to put us out of the room just be cause company came. Little Bobby Well, perhaps there will be some cake left Little Lola I'm afraid not You can't trust company with cake. "Why, Willie, what kept you so lateT Did you have to stay after school T I'm afraid you have been naughty. "No, ma'am, I ain't never naughty, Bobby Jones was licked for beln' naughty stayed after school to bear him yell." an' X Th robin Is in glory when in a cherry ,eld that ",3r drtnk th hoteM' Do von Ilka robins T t da. Oh. let ma tell wans 10 m eeaanor ana OOU14. small so sh opened th door and who should got a pan and a rar and strarnsd it into , you what he told m two days ago: boat slowly moving along th watar. H walk la but a messenger from th army th pail. After awhile they looked iato "J don't like that oat He come up oould as two utU figure in it He departmaot. 'Tou will hav to go to war." th pall and ther was nothing ln It, for hr, u . caught on of my babies, l tree. For 'tis true, th ripest cherries are at th top of th tree. The father robin has a bright red breast, while the mother robin ha a speckled breast Th robin was so named by the pilgrims after they first landed as it was th first bird they health ln th sweet milk and glasses wer raised and words of good cheer spoken, to which Mrs. Brown responded with amotion and tears in her eye. After the' luncheon, which lasted two hours, Mrs. Littleton saw a telephone in saw. j-. th living room and asked to us it Mrs. Kpls-rams. Said In sport, meant in earnest. Virtu flourishes ln misfortune. A handsome shoe often pinches. A mother's love is ever In Its spring. Good news Is rumored, bad news flies. Thieve seldom grow rich by thieving. No en is wis enough to advls himself. 'c f 3v