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THM OMAHA SUNDAY WV.K : PKCEMRKI? 24. 1011. The Little OST of the letters to the Children's page today are about Christ M mas. And, of course, this is the thing in y-hich the Busy I?ece are most Interested Just now. This evening they will probably all hang up their stockings to be filled by good St. Nick, who Is the patron saint of boys and girls In Christian countries tho world orer. Do the Busy Bees know the customs of children In other countries at this time? In Holland, for eoks before St. Nicholas' eve, the confectioners shops 'are gar with candles and cakes. The linen drapers' shops show figures of Rt Nicholas with ruddy face and white beard; he Is clad In a red robe lined with white fur and rides a fiery white horse. With hlra Is his Bervant Jan. On the night of December C St. Nicholas rides over the roofs of the houses of the Dutch children, dropping candles down the chimneys, For good boys and girls he leaves presents; for bad ones birch rods. In Belgium children give their shoes an extra polish Chrlatmas ere, fill them with hay, oats and carrots for Santa Kalaus' white horse and put them on the table, or near the fireplace. In tho morning the fodder Is gone. The shoes of good children are filled with goodies, those of naughty children with birch rods and bits of coal. In France the children range their little sabots before the mantelpiece to be filled with fruits and bonbons by "le bon petit Jesus," which means the good little Jesus. In Catholic homes In Austria and Germany the win dows are lighted on Christmas eve to enable the Christ child to find His way from house to house. In these same countries, earlier in December, St. Nicholas calls at the homes where young folks' partis are being held and visits the nurseries, where the children place their boots and shoes by the frearth or hang up their stockings, Just as the Busy Bees do. The Children's page editor wishes the Busy Bees the merriest Christmas that they have ever had. He also wants to remind them that after Christ mas is over we will still have our Children's page. So, Busy Bees, when you have a minute to spare from your Christmas good times, send In your votes for king and queen to lead the Red and Blue sides for the next four luonths. Many votes are in, but there should be more. The new Bees are: Blue Side Harriet C. Savage, Mary Elias, Ruth Cooper, Violet Miller. Red Side Victor Ellas, Otokar Prlbyl. Little Stories Told by Little Folk (First Prtee.) My Christmas Tree. i By William H, Campen, 641 South Twenty-sixth Street Everything was white and the snow wa falling fast when a boy rushed through our yard carrying- my Christ inas tree. The white ground, -the snow covered boy and the tree, which he bore upon his right shoulder, reminded me of Christmas. ' The next day I fixed the tree a stand, after which 1 placed It In front of our bay window. Under and around its foundation spread a carpet on which were pictures of Santa with his reindeers pulling heavy loads of toys. In the evening we decorated the tree. On the central and uppermost branon we fastened a cross of golden tinsel. From thN, downward, extended strings of gol den, greenish and Bilver bells. Strings of golden and silver tinsel extended from the same place. Artificial oranges, pears, peaches and birds were scattered through out the branches. Here and there were candles of various color. ' Holly branches with, red berries on them showed through the rent of the things. Sticks of candy In the shape of canes and candy baskets hung, from many a branch. Christmas morning came. I went to church mid on returning learned that Santa had made his round. The tree was now- almost too full. Kven around Its trunk many a present had been laid. After the dinner was over every mem ber of our family but me seated him or herself In the parlor. I walked to the heavily loaded tree where I began to relieve It from its heavy burden. I took the presents and delivered them to the different members of the family for whom they were Intended. ! (Second Prise.) A Pleasant Christmas. ay Koee Murray. Aged 7 Years. 1115 North Thirty-eighth Street, Omaha, JNel. Ulue tilde. Laat Christmas we had a Christmas tiee. My mother and sisters decorated It. We let the door unlocked. When the bouse waa dark and still Santa came and placed our gifts by the tree. I was awake early Christmas morning and as soon as it was. light I ran down stairs to aee what Santa had left me. I found that he had given ma several nice things. After breakfast I had all day to play with the dollies and games and to look at my new picture books. I thought it a pleasant Christmas. j (Honorable Mention.) The Ugly Orphan. ,By Mary Eleas, 10M William Street Omaha. Aged U Years. Blue Bide. Dear Editor: I am sending this story to you In order that you may put it in (the paper. I would be very glad to win one of your beautiful prizes. This is the 'story: Once upon a time there - was a little girl who was very ugly and poor. Her I mother and father were dead and, she had to go to the orphan home. She did iiiot like to go. but she had to go. One day li's little girl was sitting and crying and another little orphan We& Farnam Boys' and Girls' Dancing Club l. '" ' . ; , , ..,k: , ' " . ' !' liVtl' " 1 mil. Tilt! yriTNC. SCHOOL HKT OP THK WFST FA TINA M DISTRICT rJAVK THK SIOroNI) uV ITS MONTH T.Y DlW'ElAT TIIF MFTBul'iit iTiw i.u,,..v EVEKINd. MRS. C. C. ALLISON AND MRS. J. M. DAL011K1UY ARE CHAPERONS OF THE PARTIES. C Mt-fR--ULTTAN j, RIDAV Busy Bes Two Good "Pals" &M&mI : r 'Jr.. r" J DOROTHY W ATKINS came Into the place where xhe was and said that she was adopted. The poor little girl grew sad and ugly and no onewould adopt her and one day a rich lady came in and adopted her and so tho little girl went with her. ' This little girl had everything that she wanted. She also had a room for herself and she had many books to read. Soon as the girl was growing sho be came Just as pretty and the was ever after a kind-hearted child. P. fc. I will thank yoj very much If you will peae put It in The Bee paper. A Christmas Story. By Helen Q. More, 2211 'Maple Street, Omaha, Agod 11 Yearn. Little Annie sat In her mother'a lap the night before Christ nyls. With eager eyes she looked at the pretty Chrlutmua tree before her. "Oh, isn't it beautiful, mamma, dear!" ho cried. "Do you really think dear old Santa will Visit me this year?',' "Why, yes. Indeed he will, dear," an swered her mother; "why shouldn't he?" "Oh, well, never mind, only he didn't last year." Mrs. Wcitoii sighed, for only last year a few days before Chr.stmas her hus band had died and times had been very hard clnce then. It was all she could do to pay tne rent for the little house and send Annlo to echool, Bums kind file-.id had left the Christ mas troe, but they did not know who It was. ilrs. Weaton felt that If somebody had been k nd e:iojgli t- give them the lis f lull! I I RULES FOR YOU30 WKITEES 1. Writ plainly oa on aid of tfce paper only aaa number tie pages. t. Vt pen and ink, not pen. tlU 3. Bhort and pointed articles will ke given preference. Do not 'Use over 8S0 words. 4. Original stories or letters caiy will be used. 5. Write your name, age and addrest at the top of the first VMre. rirst and second prises of books will be riven for the beet two con tributions to this page each week. Address all communications to CHILDBEBni DlriBTMIKT, Omaha Bee, Omaha, Kab. tree she ought to try and get some presents to put on it. She got some cloth and some straw and wet to work to make a rag doll while Annie was at school. When she had made this and a few other things she put them away until Christ mas. Tomorrow would be Christmas and how happy Annlo would be. "Are you asleep, Annie?" said her mother. "No, mamma, but I will go to bed right away If Santa Claus will como any sooner." "Bless her." said Mrs. Weston -to her self. Then aloud, "Yes he will child, so run along." Annie went to sleep that night with a smile on her facei. nut I believe Annie was the happiest girl. In the tnwn next morning for she got many pretty presents from tho one that gave her tho Christmas tree. Christmas Time. Victor Ellas, 150 Wlllam Street, By Omaha. Aged years. Kea Mae. Santa Claus comes to good little chil dren at Christmas time and brings them AND HER DOQ. many nice presents; but does not srtve anything; to hud littlo children. It was getting dark and two little chil dren were playing In the house, when noon their mother came In and said: "It's time for bed, children." "The children said, "Mamma, Is Santa Claus going to bring us any toys?" 'i'lio mother said that they should hang up their stockings and then go to bed, and when they would gut up In the morn ing they would find out. So the children did aa they were told and tho next morning they saw theli stocklngit piled with toys. In a little while their mother came In and hald: "eo what good little children get when they are good." ' Ever after the' children were kind and happy, I wish the Busy Bees a very happy and merry Christinas. I am a new Bee. Marion's Xmas Present. By Florence Hootthome, Aged It Years, 715 fecond Street, Fairbury, Neb. Marlon had neither father nor mother, She stayed with the landlady In a large hotel, who was very cross to-her. On Christmas night as she stood wash ing a large pan of dirty dishes, she Was longing for a mother as she had often done befure. Suddenly a thought came to her, and she decldtd to find a mother. She stole softly out of the hotel and went south ward. She went quietly Into the first house Fho came to. Slio found no one at home .1 4 af1 'VV'I;- TO.": ' w Their Own Page THE BIV3 JUNIOR BIRTHDAY EOOK This is fheDay La IRVIN'O Zr.H.AN, Zl'Si Ma!on St. SUNDAY, Xante and Address. tlllMii iMimaiBlT" Wife. iMfcrt)ftnMi Joseph Armstrong, 2101 Pinknoy St.... l.othrop 1898 Ned W. Aim. 215 Oak St Vinton 1?99 Millard Boye, 3 807 Miami St Howard Kennedy. . 1901 Stella Bernstein, 203 South Thirtieth St Far nam 1896 Marvel Christopher, 107 South Seventeenth St Central 1900 Ruth Chrlsnian, 2509 South Twentieth Ave Cnstellnr 1895 Robert ,S. Krwln, 1309 South Twenty Samuel Gordon, 843 South Twenty-second St Mannn 1901 Anna Grelee, 2214 Boulevard '. St. Joseph 1903 Coleman Gordon, 843 South Twenty-second St.... High 1R95 Gertrude Gllmore, 2883 Miami St Howard Kennedy. . 1 897 Ethel Heldebrand, 1006 South Eighteenth St Leavenworth 1900 Frances Hammond, 1830 North Twenty-second St. .Kollom 1901 Alma JackBon, 2218 Leavenworth St Mason 1903 Bertha Jenkins, 3528 Vinton St. Wfndsor 189G Albert D. Klein, 725 South Thirty-seventh St Columbian 1897 Hannah Kulokofsky, 511 South Twenty-first Ave.. Mason 1896 Milton Kern, 6004 North Thirty-sixth St Monmouth rark...l895 Herman Krelle, 1813 Center St.....: High 1S97 Henry Llndraler, 2439 Ellison Kve... Saratoga 1895 Fanny Lorena, 1115 William St Train 1901 Lester Latham, 5708 North Twenty-fourth St Saratoga , 1896 Phillip Majahed, 1308 Pierce St. Pacific 1901 Frank Mitchell, 4413 North Thirty-first Waldmlr McCune, 2320 North Twenty-eighth Ave. . Howard Kennedy. . 1896 Lucille MuBgxave, 2415 North Twentieth St Lake 1902 Charlotte McBrlde, 2101 South Central Boulevard .Vinton 1904 Harold McGulre. 1617 Oak St CaMellar 1901 Luciano Radlcla, 1318 Pierce St Pacific , 18.95 La Thelma Rayford, 3114 Maple St Howard Kennedy. . 1898 Gladys Reddan. 4416 North Thirty-first St..., Monmouth Park.. .1904 Mildred Sharp, 3924 North Fortieth Ave Central Park 1903 Charles Smith. 1829tt Ohio St Luke 1899 Marlon J. Staples. 1113 South Thirty-first St Park .1896 Ida Segelman, 1903 South Eleventh St Lincoln .......... 1898 Frances Sohwalenberr. 2102 Leavenworth St Mason . .. . .1901 Arthur Ed Turpln. 3903 Arbor St ..Windsor 1904 Bertha White, 1019 Farnam St ....Pacific 1896 George Willis Welsh. 3310 Dodge St... ; , Farnam 1900 Bertha WHkowskl. 2810 Dupont St. ... '. .Dupont 1903 Dwlght E. Wltherspoon, 34 43 South Fifteenth St. .Erlw. Rose water. ..1902 Irving Zersart, 2232 Mason St............ Mason 1902 nd went over to a bed. which stood In the corner of the room..- BHe lay tnore until she fell asleep. When aha awoka tha people who lived there had returned and were bending over her. As they had no children of their own, they were very glad when they found her. They decided to keep her it she would stay. Sha was very glad to do so, and they all thought they had received a fine Christmas present. As for Marlon she had received for her present both a father and a mother. Christmas. By Heater Mallory. Aged S Years. B'.ue lde. Kearney. One day many years ago, some people were traveling to Bethlehem to pay their taxes. Mary and Joseph were among them. Mary was tired and could not hurry. When they came to the Inn It was so crowded they could not get In. Joseph was obliged to take her and go to a cave where cattle were sometimes kept. Joseph made Mary a soft bed of hay. One by one the oolses In the Inn grew still. That night a wonderful thing happened. A little child was born to Mary. She dressed the child in swaddling bands. A real bright star shone over his head. The wise men had heard about this star and were watching for it. When they saw this star they took eweet perfumes and gold and got on their .camels. When they came to where King Herod lived they asked him if he knew about u. Herod said, "No, but If. you find him, bring him to me so I can worship him." So they traveled to Bethlehem. The shepherds saw an angel and they were frightened. But the angel suld, "Fear not, for glad tidings of great Joy I bring to you and ail mankind. To you In Bethlehem this flay Is born In the city of David a Savior, who Is Chrlbt 1 "9k' w, W3 We Celetrat mm -' f . IIKHMAN KHIM.I.i:. ivn Center street. December 24, 1911. Kilionl. Voflr. - neveuth St.. l.othrop 1899 Ave Monmouth Park. ..1901 the Lord. And this shall be the sign. You shall find a little child wrapped In swaddling bands and In a .manger livid." And suddenly a throng of angols ap peared and were singing, "Peace on earth, good will to men.'' . . When the angel disappeared the shep herds said to one another, "Let is go and see this wonderful thing that has come to pass. They followed the slur to Bethlehem. Now the wise men are to Bethlehem lid are giving him Klfl". An angel comes to them and tells them to go home another way, because Herod does not want to worship him, but to kill him, so they went home another way. Dorothy's Christmas. By Ruth hooper. Aged 10 Years. 2218 South Thlrty-nrxt Mreut, Omaha. It was two days before Christmas as Dorothy Clifford sat up In the nursery playing with Jennie, her favorite doll, when Mrs. Clifford called and told her that Margaret wanted icr. Dorothy put on her hat and coat and went out. Dorothy and Margaret were going to do their Christmas shopping. They roon reached the stores and got all their presents. on tneir way homo they saw a poor Weak Over-worked Women Who arc broken dpwn and made invalids by the drudgery of never ending household cares and duties, or by over-frequent bearing and nursing of childern, and many other carts, burdens and strains which the weaker sex have to bear, are deserving of profound sym pathy. 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N, V. Utile girl looking sadly at tho toys In one cf (he shrfp wlndoiM". They looked at li'-r and went on 'lit t-llrnce for two or llirre Morka. There ws among the things they had nought a dull which lorothy Pked ever .o much, and even although rtulstmns whs yo near. he hnd boutht It because Hnc afraid If she akei! for It for t'liHMhias her mother oiifd say she had enoimh. Huddenly lorothv said: "Margaret. 'I am going back and give this to that lit Jt lo girl we saw." They went hark and gave It to her. (ha thanked them and skipped merrily away. Thut year Dorothy hud a very happy Christmas, Happier than usual, because she hnd given the doll to tho little girl. An Unexpected Visit. AlBtKiH'rllr Johnson. Aged 10 years. !!) vy oriii i wentv-nnh Avenue. Mine Side. ' There wao once a rich man who In some nay wanted to help poor people at Christmas. One day, as that holiday was npproachlng. he dlxgulxed lilnmelf an a poor man. He put on some old clothes und went around from door to door sell log hominy. All the busy houxenivc refunel him hai-Htily except one. When ho came to a forsuken little old house, there waa a rhringe. ' TlrM Hnd discouraged, he knocked at the door. When the lady aiwwered, he said, "Won't you please buy some hominy? Please buy It to help me out, for I have sold nothing nil day and my wife Is an Invalid at our tiny home and my feet are s swollen from rheumatism I can hardly walk any longer.'1 "Wo have no money," the woman sadly said, "hut you look cold. Come In, get wnrtit from the littlo heat wo hove to share." He accepted and It was not long before thn two were talking like old friends, lie told the sad history of his poverty and then she told hers as follows: "Seo my dear children. I am afraid Hint they'll hove a very sad Christinas this year. Last year It was so different. Hut since then something has happened. One day when the father was working on the skyscraper, he fell down and was Instantly killed, and the company refused to pay me a cent. Alas!" Now the vender tried to comfort her. He said, "You and your little family come over to our humble cottage on Christinas day, and let us make the best of It." He then handed her his address, and the mother gladly accepted. When Christmas morning came, the family were making preparations for going. Suddenly a "toot-toot" was heard The children ran to the window, thinking it wns Santa Claus, when to their as tonishment , they beheld a bright red auto. The man Jumped out and rushing Into the littlo brown cottage said: "I'm sent to give the poor, free auto tides this morning. It's our turn next. Jump In!" Astounded, they all got In. after a few minutes' of getting ready. They enjoyed It Immensely. But, after having ridden an hour, the mother said they'd have to go home and get' ready for going to the hominy vender's. The chauffeur smiled, saying, "Never mind, I'll bring you there," and In a few momenta they stopped In front of a grand house. Then thn chauffeur Introduced himself and said,' "The beggar to whom you were so kind last week. Is none other than the Joint owner of the nkysoraper which Is Jurt completed. I am hla chauffeur and he. has ordered me to convey you to his house. I hear the 'servant ringing the dinner . bell, so hurry Into the house, please." Paul's Christmas. By Alfred Mayer, WW Georgia Avenue, Omaha. Age 11 Years. Bed Hide. . Mr. Jones wan walking very slowly that winter day. He was wondering how he could help somebody. Every year he had hcilped someone, but this yoar he had not thought of anything. As he waa walking he met a friend of his. Ills friend, seeing his downcast look, asked him what was the trouble. Mr. Jones told htm he had not thought of helping anybody and his conscience hurt him. Then Mr. Simpson said: "I know what we will do right now. We will go and see the minister." 8o they went and asked the minister If they could be two Santa Clauses. The minister, who was a young man of about S5 years, after thinking for a whllo said yes. Immediately the two friends hurried to get their costumes ordered, because In five days Christmas would be here. After they had ordered their costumes they set to work, to order presents such as books, knives, dolls and all sorts) of toy fot the little children. la a little cottage on the side of a Mil. lived a poor widow and her only ton Hiil. Khe had saved up enough monef-j so that she could fill hla stocking with a few simple thins. ' He awoke that Christmas morning and. was very happy to rind his stocking brimming full with nuls, apples and ran- dies. Hut a greater surprise waa In store- for him, for as he walked Into the church- he noticed a beautiful Christmas tree. ,i ' nen they were Inside the church ev erybody was very iulcf. Then the Santa, Claus. having called iiulte a' few names. called "Paul." He came forth from hla seat and walked.- up n the pulpit. What was hla Joy when Santa Claus gave him a beautiful warm ci.at and a larre sled. There was not a happier man or boy In-' Townsendvllle than Paul Smith and Mr,- Joins, who had been kind to both rlctt and poor. Dick's Christmas Gift. Bv Kern Thornton. 1J2 Fifth Street, Kail-bury, Nrh., Aged 10. Blue Side:. Dick was a poor little bcKKar boy whs sold newspapers. IMi k hud no .parehrs.' Ho had no ono at all except an uncle, whom ho was trying to find, , It was Christmas eve. Poor Dick Wn trying to sell his papers. He stopped, and looked Into a window of toys. '1 wish 1 had a littlo engine." said poor Dick aloud. He did not know that someone had heard him say It. A wealthy merchant had heard him. The mcrehant came and asked Dick what his name was. "My name Is Dick Clayton," answered Dick. "Where do you live?" asked the mer chant. "Nowhere," promptly answered the child. "Haven't you anyone to live With?," , "I have an uncle who I would like to find, but my parents died and never told me where he lived. His name Is Henry Scott." "My boy, my name Is Henry Scott, 1 am your uncle. Will yon come and live with me? 1 have one boy who would like you for his playmate." "Oh!" gasped Dick. "What a nice Christmas gift." Emily Brown's Christmas. By Mildred While, Aged 11 Years, cOM Chicago street, Omaha. i It was two weeks before Christmas and the snow was falling fust.: I.lttle Emily, who was an Invalid, wits looking out of the window. She thought of the . many roor children who would not have as merry a Christmas as she expected to have. And as Knilly sat In the window she also thought of the many Joys her mother had planned for her. Just then her mother dime In and asked her what sho would like for Christmas. Kmlly said: "OVmnt me ono favor. It -la this: I would like to have all tha poor children In tho neighborhood to seo -my Christmas tree, and eat dinner with.-. me." Her wish was granted with pleasure,:' and the next two weeks were busy onesV for Emily. She made little bags, fllledr with good things, to put on the tree ancl'.-i. put some gift on the tree for each one , of the children. Whether Kmlly Was'; happier, .or her company, It Is hard to. say. . 1 An Unexpected Treat. ri By Dorothy Williams. Aged Years, 111&-? , Twenty-first Street, Omaha. Blue Side. The day before Christmas a little glrl said: "Mamma, are brother and I going to get anything for Christmas?" "They were very poor and her mother," sadly said, "No." , - When night came on they went to the;:, bed of hay and slept. Thero was a very loud knock at the door. Mother went to the door. - There was a man at the door: with a -big box, and he said, "Can you carry this box Into the house?" , . l, "No, I can't." ' So he carried It In for her. She thanked.- him. Then she opened it. There waa a ' coat for Nancy, a pair of shoes for both.V a suit for Robert, a new hat for Nancy, t a new cap for Robert and some new - stockings for both. There was a turkey. and somo other things. There waa a new suit for mamma, a pair of shoes, some., gloves and stockings. And they all had a Jolly time because they never dreamed, of getting a thing. A Christmas Thought. 7 By Cleary Hanlghen, fCT South Thirty' seventh Street. Blue Side, One morn heaven's angels released llie bar, -I And a babe full of goodness and purity. Descended to this earth so far ' . . To teach men, of Ood's country, With the brightness of that morn A new world had heaun; . The bond of Christianity hnd been born With the rising of that huh.