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VOL. LI II. NO. 201.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 1004.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
THINGS SEEN AND PARTICULAR DA YS AT THE EXPOSITION
Events of Worldwide Importance Crowd
One Another on the Season's Pro
grammeMany Congresses and
t Conventions to Meet
Each of the remaining days of the
World's Fair season has a programme
filled with ficiul events that offer ad
ditional attractions for late visitors.
National and state governments, mu
nicipalities, secret societies, trade or
ganizations and college fraternities
liave arranged to participate In the
special days allotted to them, and
thousands of persons -will be drawn to
the World's Fair upon these occasions.
Missouri Is to have an entire week at
the Exposition, and the Lumbermen
cf America will Le present for six
days. St. Lwuis day Sept. 35, will be
one of the big days of the Exposition
In point of attendance. Some of the
largest events. Including the great air
ship races, have not yet been sched
uled, and they are not Included In the
list of attractions given here:
SPECIAL EVENTS FOR AUGUST.
22 Missouri week begins. Pythian day and
Iiorsa and mule show In
section; closes Sept. S.
23 Itathbone SlsterB dny.
24 Leutscher-Krleger Uur.d day.
2& Conventions of dental examiner
Institute of Bank Clerka.
20 Ramsey family reunion.
27 Liberal Arts day.
Sh-Inauguration of great Olympic games,
hammer throwing, running and
30 Tennis tournament and Marathon race
In Olympic (tames.
31 Eagles' day and Tyler family reunion.
International tug of war In Olympic
SPECIAL EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER.
1 Tennessee and Indiana day.
lJumbbell competition and hurdle
races In Olympic Karnes.
2 Jewelers' and Silversmiths' day.
3 Sons and Daughters of Justice.
International team race In Olympic
5 Labor day and beginning of Lumber
6 Oklahoma day.
. 7 Convention of postofflce clerks and
Erigham family reunion.
B Modern Woodmen day.
9 California, Odd Fellows and House of
10 Reunion of Spanish War Veteran.
12 Maryland day.
World's amateur cricket contest.
C'attlo show opens in Live Stock sec
tion; clones Sept. "4.
13 Catholic Knights of America.
It Woodmen of the World and State of
15 St. Intuit day.
IS Mexico day ami Oermanlc congress.
17 MriMsachusetts and Colorado day.
13 Congress of arts and science and Ari
Olympic golf championship tourna
ment. 30 Nevada dny.
21 Illinois day.
22 Arkansas day.
23 1a wis and Clark Centennial exposition
day and Virginia day.
24 Idaho day.
So Fraternal dny.
Military athletic carnival.
27 North Dakota and Apple dny.
25 International congress of lawyers and
Justices and Utah day.
JS Knights and Iadlea of Security day.
8 Kansas day.
SPECIAL EVENTS FOR OCTOBER.
1 Indian Territory day.
Equestrian polo championship con
tests. New York day.
bin ep and swine exhibition In Live
Sfook section; closes Oct. 13.
New York State and Advertising
6 Rhode Island day.
6 Maine. Ohio, New Jersey and German
7 W. C. T. IT. and Daughters of Con
Ch lea fro Press day.
10 Cuba's national day.
11 M !sourl day.
12 Italian and Michigan day.
13 -Connecticut and City of Detroit day.
14 A. A. V. Wrestling Championship day.
15 Mystlc Tollers' day.
17 Am-rlonn Library Association day.
IS Alatika. Nebraska and Helen Keller
10 JefTtrson dny.
Co Meeting rf Colonial Dames of America,
II Omgr-gitipnnl day.
22-FraternM Mystic Circle.
24 Honkers of the World day and Nation
al Council at Women.
Poultry, pigeons and pet stock exhibi
tion In Elve Stock section; closes
25 Clergyman day.
!( and cat exhibition In Lire Stock
section; closts tct. 2S.
26 Nut growers, dairymen and silk cul-
27 Farmers' mass exhibition.
Turners' mass exhibition.
2 -A. A. 17. gymnastics championship.
Home mui.sonary convention.
A. A. U. gymnastic championships.
SPECIAL EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER.
2 Convention King's Daughters and
Sons and National Humane society.
1 Collegiate Alumni association.
b Missouri University dny.
7 Interscholustic football games.
Southern breeding cattle exhibit in
Live StoJi section; closes Nov. 13.
10- College relay racing.
12 College f.K-tball.
la Urooklyn day.
IS Association football.
17 Cross country championship.
It AsHociatlon football.
IS IaterachclaLsUc football.
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CONCERTS BY MASSED BANDS
Prizes Aggregating $30,000 to Bs Dis
tributed at the World's Fair.
Never were musical events in Ameri
ca planned upon such an elaborate scale
-as those of the World's Fair. A series
of coueerts will be given by competing
bands in contest for prizes offered by
the World's Fair. These contests will
take place in Festival Hall, Sept. 12
Nine cash prizes, aggregating $30,000,
are offered for the successful bands.
The prizes are divided so as to give to
the organization scoring llie mgnest
number of points 53.250; ?2.500 will be
given to the band scoring the second
highest number of points and $1,500 to
the one getting the third highest num
The above division is made for bands
in Class A, which consist of twenty
members. In the B class $10,000 will
be given in prizes first, $4,500; second,
$3,500; third, $2,000.
Class C, which Includes bands of thir
ty-five members, will enjoy the division
of $12,750. For the organization scor
ing the highest number of points a
prize of $0,000 has been named. The
second prize is $4,000 and the third $2,
700. Bands employed by the Exposition
are not permitted to contest. All play
ers must be bona fide members, and
each musician must have been enrolled
at lenst three months prior to the date
of the contest. Each band must send
to the bureau the name of its members
and a nominal entrance fee.
Festival Hall concerts by massed
bands will be given at 7:P.O each day
during the contest, in which all contest
ing bands will take part under the di
rection of a distinguished conductor.
All bands entering must agree to play
one concert in addition to the compet
ing concert and massed concerts.
A separate programme has been pre
pared by the Bureau of Music for each
class, and each band will play through
the full programme of its class. The
numbers In all three programmes are
by eminent composers and are chosen
with the view of bringing out the qual
ities of the bands performing them. The
list of composers includes Wagner, Gou
nod, Offenbach. Verdi, Salnt-Saens, Bi
zet. Strauss and Leoncavallo.
HAVE ON EXHIBITION
Complete Department of Island People
Alone Covers Forty
Not even in the henrt of Manila city
could there be found forty-seven acres
of Philippine territory as interesting ns
that amount of space covered by the
islands' display at. the World's . Fajr.
LOUISIANA PCBCHABB MONVMKST, WORLP 8
Here is an exposition witnm an ex
position, a little wheel that revolves
Independently of the larger one encom
Scores of buildings are filled with ex
hibits, native life is depicted by as
many different villages as there are
trilx's on the islands, military drills are
given by Philippine troops, and con
certs are rendered by native bands.
For its amusement features the Philip
pine exposition has the humorous Igor
rote, who dines on dog meat, and
visitors are entertained by Vlsayan
uctors and actresses. Nothing is lack
lug to make the show complete.
The Administration building is a rep
lica of the government othces in Ma
nila, while the Art and Education
building reproduces in miniature the
cathedral within the walled city, even
the mellowed tints of age being faith
fully rendered. A section of the an
cient but still serviceable town wall
has been reconstructed to serve the dou
ble purpose of a gateway to the show
and a museum of arms and war relics.
The other main edifices are types of
Filipino homes, beiug built of undress
ed timber, bamboo aud rattan, with
thatched roofs and broad verandas.
Then there are the tribal villages
nestling under the trees, some of the
houses perched high up among the
boughs, others on piles above the wa
ters of the Arrowhead lake, all of them
actual dwellings fashioned of native
materials by native workmanship and
Illustrating the manners, customs and
pursuits of their occupants. Here are
women weaving a coarse cloth on a
rude hand loom, others making bas
kets, others tending Irrigated fields of
rice. One group of men are in village
council, trying an offender according
to their tribal laws: others are slowly
moving in a circular dance to thehump
of tomtoms and the clang of brass
gongs; others, again, are smelting iron
by the aid of a primitive but most In
genious bellows, $ he. constituent . parts
or which are a bamboo tube and an air
tight mop of feathers working therein
like the piston of a syringe. And these
are but a few of an almost endless va
riety of life pictures.
The ethnological problem Is a some
what complicated one; but, although
there are no fewer than sixteen races
represented among the village dwellers,
the scouts and the constabulary, each
race speaking its own dialect and fol
lowing Its own customs, all may be
roughly classified Into four groups
the true aboriginals or non-Malays, the
pagan Malays, the Christian Malays
and the Mohammedan Malays.
The first are the dwarf Negritos, with
dark skins and woolly heads, wearers
of scanty raiment, proficient in the use
of the bow and poisoned arrow, a race
of nomads and forest dwellers, pagans
pure and simple. They live in their
own stockaded village.
Next to them are the Igorrotes.
whose origin Is traced back to the first
wave of Malay invasion. Here, again,
we have scanty clothing, amounting
almost to nudity, but copper colored
skins, long wavy tresses, pleasant fea
tured faces and fine physiques, even
though the stature be small. Among
these pagan Malays are the head hunt
ers and the dog eaters. They are sav
ages, yet have their code of laws and a
knowledge of several primitive Indus
tries. The Christian Malays, produced by
the second wave of Invasion, are rep
resented by the Vlsayans. a tall and
handsome race, dressing well, living in
pretty homes, skilled in weaving, dye
ing, basket making, hat making, wood
carving and other handicrafts, musi
cians of no mean merit, the one group
of natives who came early and thor
oughly under the influence of the early
Very different are the Moros. who
swept into the islands from the Malay
peninsula last of all, bringing with
them their Mohammedan religion, also
a knowledge of gunpowder acquired
with the Koran from the Arabs fana
tics like their teachers, pirates, blood
thirsty, treacherous and vindictive fel
loes, ever at war among themselves
and with the whole outside world. De
spite their ferocity they are a clever
race, dress handsomely, have their sul
tans and their slaves and are expert
seamen, while long continued pillage
on the high seas has surrounded them
with many of the luxuries and conven
iences of western civilization.
The buildings of Agriculture, Forest
ry and Fisheries show all the varied
natural products, also the extremely
primitive processes as yet in vogue,
while in the Women's building we are
introduced to a number of native man
ufactures, including the beautiful fab
rics from the Jusl. banana and pine
apple fibers. This information is collat
ed In the Building of Commerce, where
a unique and most effective method of
exhibiting Is followed. In one hall are
samples of all the articles produced for
xport, among which manila fiber, of
ourse, holds the chief place of prom
inence, while in a second hall are all
the manufactures from every country
that are Imported and find a ready
market among the populace. Thus the
business man gets a dual lesson. He
sees what he can profitably take from
the islands, and also what he may
profitably send to them. When it is
added that a large number of represent
ative Filipinos have been brought over
to visit the Exposition and study Amer
can business methods and manufac
tures. It will be recognized that great
benefit both to the islands and to the
world at large must result from this
work of mutual enlightenment.
Creek Indl.tnn Stomp Dnnrr.
Within a few weeks will begin an
other favorite summer sport of the
Creeks which Is now on the wane, the
stomp dance, suys the Kansas City
Journal. Stomp dances wore formerly
held In all the Indian towns, but now on
ly in the strictly fullblood settlements.
These come on about the time green
corn is old enough to eat. A ftoinp
is called, and all the town, sometime
two, combine and assemble. The bucks
go out and hunt until they have kilW
enough game for n feast. The roast
lng ears are pulled and prepared, and
the eating and dancing begin. The
dance resembles the gait of a ram Just
as he starts on a charge, and it Is ac
companied by such noises as only In
dian voices can produce. The dancing
and feaftlng are kept up from one to
three days and end with a big ball
game and feast. Then the medicine
man. without occult ceremony, extin
guishes the fires, builds a new one,
and from this new one each family
takes home fire and starts a'fl-e on lta
Preferred a Bird In the Hand.
"Mr. Heavyweight." said the minis
ter, 'is willing to subscribe $10,000 for
a new church provided we can get oth
er subscriptions making up the same
"Yet you seem disappointed." said
"Yes. I was in hopes he would con
tribute a hundred dollars in cash."
Imasrinat Inn Rons Riot.
"But." the publisher complained, "the
chief characters in your story are a
man and a woman who go on making
love to each other for years and years
after they are married."
"Well." the young novelist replied,
"you must remember this is a work of
fiction." Chlca go Record-Herald.
Twelve Hundred Kinds Are In China's
Show at the World's Fair The Most
Populous Nation of the World For
the First Time Makes an Exhibit
Worthy of Her Greatness.
Many expositions of stupendous char
acter make up the World's Fair of
l'J04. Each part is a vast and distinct
show. Each building shelters many
acres of wonderful things wonderful
because they are the choicest of their
SOUTH ENTRANCE PAT.ACK OP XJBEBAXi
AltTS, WORLD'S FA IK.
kind. Every nation on the globe is
represented. Every state and territory
is here with its best and making the
most of its greatest opportunity.
The fact that China has not been a
large exhibitor at world's fairs gives
to her great exhibit here a prominence
quite exceptional. It is a wonderland
of ingenious productions. Wo know
China best by reason of her extensive
exports of teas, which have found a
vast market in the United States for
generations. Her commercial interests
therefore prompted her to make a dis
play of teas that we should not for
get In sealed glass Jars China displays in
the Liberal Arts Palace some 1,200
kinds of tea. Young Hyson and Old
Hyson have a string of tea relations
longer than the genealogical chnin of a
Plymouth Itock. They are neatly se
lected "chops," in the language of the
tea fanner, and these classes do not
embrace medicinal teas, which are
quite another lot in the rather modest
number of 400.
The teas exhibited vary in price from
a few cents a pound to some rare and
exclusive kinds that are worth their
weight in gold, the tea In the latter
cases being placed on one side of the
scales and pure gold on the other
that is to say, the tea of this expensive
kind is worth about ?20 gold an ounce.
Only a very small quantity of this ex
clusive leaf Is exhibited, and it is
grown in carefully guarded tea planta
tions or gardens right under the shad
ows of the great wall of China. Its cul
tivation is prohibited for any use save
for the imperial family of China and a
few of the favored high officials.
Mention has been made of the word
"chop" in connection with tea, and It
may be interesting to the everyday
reader to know what the word actually
signifies. The tea leaf is grown in va
rious districts of the Chinese mplre on
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large areas of ground which are often
mistaken for single plantations. This
is hardly ever the case, as the large
tracts are very often owned by hun
dreds of different men. whose individ
ual plots of ground bearing the tea
plants are carefully mapped out. so
that each individual owner may culti
vate and pick his own crop of tea.
Each owner likewise markets his own
tea and puts his own special mark, or
"chop," on the packages. Hence the
term "chop" signifies an individual
growth or picking of tea by one owner.
In an area of tea land of, say, a thou
sands acres, all apparently under one
ownership, there may be some forty,
fif tT or .morejawxiera -Of loeDlautation
and consequently a like number of
"chops" of tea.
It must not be imagined that all these
different owners of the tea get the
same price for their commodity far
from it, as each of these individual tea
growers has his own secrets for im
proving the quality and flavor of tea.
Take, for instance, the .Amoy and Fu
chau districts, whence most of the tea
for the United States comes. The own
ers of "chops" of tea varying from 10
to 200 chests of GO pounds each bring
samples of their goods to the various
foreign merchants for sale. These lat
ter turn the Chinese tea growers over
to the good offices of the foreign or
American professional tea taster, who
passes on the goods as to price. The
tea taster has the samples infused, not
boiled, in his presence and passes upon
the quality, flavor, twang and manner
of curing, fixing a price accordingly,
from which there is never any varia
tion and which the tea grower must ac
cept or go elsewhere to dispose of his
wares. In a single tract of tea land
like the one cited above the price has
ranged from 14 cents, the lowest, to
48Vj cents, the highest, per pound
among sixty-one different tea produ
cers. A matter of great moment that
also figures in the price of tea is
that very often tea from the same dis
trict will have the various "chops"
blended together In order to produce
WAGE EARNERS AT THE FAIR
Prominent Men Planning to Help
Workers See the Great Exposition.
Wage earners of America are to see
the World's Fair by tens of thousands
uixler the auspices of the National Civ
ic Federation. A new bureau of the
Federation has just been established at
St Louis upon the World's Fair
grounds. Back of the movement are
G rover Cleveland, David 11. Francis
Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius N. Bliss
and others. Plans are making to have
a vast number of the wage earners of
the United States ee the World's Fair,
the most glorious spectacle of the age
end the most influential factor in the
education of the American citizen.
The bureau is in charge of Miss Ger
trude Beeks, secretary of the Federa
tion's welfare department, of which
Mr. II. H. Yreeland, head of the street
railway system of New York city. Is
chairman. The bureau headquarters is
in the east end of the I 'a lace of Trans
portation, on the ground floor. The Ex
position management is in hearty ac
cord with this movement on the part
of the Federation to induce the large
manufacturers and other employers of
labor to provide ways and means for
the wage earners of America to visit
the Exposition. President Francis is
displaying personal interest in the un
dertaking by affording the Federation
every facility for the consummation of
Its efforts, and in this connection ho
has directed Theodore Hardee, assist
ant to the secretary, to co-operate with
Miss Becks and Kalph M. Easley,
chairman of the Federation's executive
council, in every possible way.
The Exposition management has also
equipped this bureau with clerical as
sistance and a full supply of World's
Fair literature. The bureau will be
used as headquarters for all wage earn
ers coming to the Exposition under its
auspices. The aim of the Federation is
to make it feasible for the largest pos
sible proportion of wage earners to vis
It St. Louis and see the World's Fair.
It will see that they are met at the de
pot by responsible persons and con
ducted to suitable lodgings, where they
will be treated fairly.
There will also be furnished, free of
rharge, appropriate itineraries Indicat
ing the points of interest to be seen
within a limit of one week, which Is
about the average time each party will
spend here. It will also indicate the
objects of special Interest to various
craftsmen In their particular lines, so
that they may devote as much time
as possible to the objects of peculiar
Interest to them. These and many oth
er efforts will be made to help all wage
earners to enjoy the benefits of this
great Exposition comfortably and at an
expense within their means.
TO KEEP OUR PETS WELL
Benefits of Antitoxin Extended to
the Animal World.
Domestic pets are now being Inocu
lated with antitoxin in hope of ward
ing off various complaints to which
they are peculiarly subject Some
lalorutories are now putting up animal
antitoxins, and some men are making
money inoculating domestic favorites
brought to them by their owners.
The method used is to inject the
serum beneath the skin of the animal
by means of a needle pointed syringe.
"Vaccination" In the case of a dog or
cat does not "take" as it does with a
child. There is no eruption. The
serum is injected into the blood, and.
according to the ndvocatts of tl.ii
method of treatment, renders the ani
mal immune to the disease it is In
tended to fend off.
The greatest demand Is for a dis
temper antitoxin. One dog doctor de
clares that he caused a numlier of
dogs which he had inoculated with the
serum as a safeguard against distem
per to be housed with dog that were
not treated. A dog affiicted with dis
fempec.was ihfTASociated.wjiJj .Uie
animals, and," although live out of six
of the noninoculated animals contract
ed the complaint the four dogs treated
with the serum continued their canine
careers in serene indifference to the
presence of danger and had not the
slightest trace of the disease when re
turned to their regular homes.
The complaints to which eats are
subject are much the same as those
that attack dogs, and antitoxin is used
for the feline family. Monkeys and
rabbits arc also inoculated as a safe
guard against various diseases pecul
iar to the species.
More important than the Inoculation
of the domestic animal for the purpose
of warding ofT diseases of the common
variety is the series of experiments
now being conducted to determine
whether or not there is any means of
eliminating rabies from the list of the
terrors of dngdom.
What Distinguished Statesmen
Others Say of the Educa
The public utterances of distinguish
ed men who have visited the world's
fair have but one note, aud that of
emphatic praise. Here are some of
Hon. John Hay, secretary of state: "I
have never seen nor heard of anything so
Hon. Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of the
treasury: "Any father of a brlfiht boy can
afTord to eend him to the Fair simply to
study any one of at least a thousand ex
hibits." Hon. Charles II. Grosvenor of Ohio: "A
visit of ten days by a man of ordinary
aptness and appreciative capacity to the
Fair 13 almost equal to a postgraduate
course in a university."
Hon. Benjamin B. OuMl. governor of
Kew York: "St. Louis h.is been badly mis
represented by accounts which say that
her weather is unbearable. The Fair is
Hon. George C. Pardee, governor of Cali
fornia: "The governr of the Golden State,
who has spent all his life within her bor
ders, linds that he knew only a. little
about his state until he came to the Fair
and saw all her varied products assembled
Hon. .Albert B. Cummins, governor of
KORTH FXTI'.ANCE PATjACE OP MINES AND
UEXJLLLKGT, WORLD'S FAIH.
jowa: "i iie Louisiana I'urCTiasc Tixposl
tion i3 en the grandest scale of any expo
sition tho world hns ever seen."
Hon. Richard Yates, governor of Illi
nois: "The more I see of the Kxpositin
the more I enjoy It."
Hon. Fenniinore Chattertnn, governor of
Wyoming: "I wish the Fair the ereatest
BJccess. It certainly deserves It."
Hon. Franklin Murphy, governor of New
Jersey: "It Is well wortli coming from
fCew Jersey to see even a small part of
Hin. A. B. White, governor of Wept
Virginia: "I cannot ppak too strongly of
the greatness of this Fair."
Hon. William J. Bryan: "The Exposi
tion Is an unparalleled wonder."
Hon. John Sharp Williams, member of
congress from Mississippi: "The most
wonderful thing of Its kind."
Hon. Hoke femith of Georgia, formerly
secretary of interior under President
Cleveland: "I ora highly pleased with the
Kxposition and believe it to be one of the
triumphs of modern civilization."
Hon. I'erry Belmont of New York: "In
magnitude and beauty the Fair is wonder
ful. It is worth comir.g a long distance
Hon. Daniel J. Campau, chairman of the
Michigan delegation to the Lv-mocratlc
national convention at St. Ixuls: "It is
positively sinful for parents to fall to
bring their children to se the Fair."
M. I'aul Dupuy. editor of t Petit Parl
slen of Paris. France: "I admire the Kx
position for Its immensity. Its spirit of the
sublime, its general beauty and its com
Prince George of Bavaria: "I have never
seen anything prettier than the Ht. Louis
World's Fair buildings whn outlined at
right with their millions of electric
Hon. Louis K. McComas of Maryland:
"The greatest Fair In the world."
Hon. John F. Dryden cf New Jersey:
"The people have no ida of the greatness
of the Exposition. Kvtry American should
T. P. Shants. president of the Clover
Leaf route of Chicago: "The Fair is a big
success and will continue to become a
greater success a.s It progresses."
Worse Than Ibe I pper Ten.
"Only the iipit ten go to your
church, don't they?" Inquired the plain
"Yes." replied the organist of the
swell church, ' but they're not a cir
cumstance to the uppish tenor la our
choir." Philadelphia. Press. .
Biggest Department of the Great ExposU
tion Ready For the Inspection ol t&e
Army of Men Who Made Its
. Creation Possible.
Now that crops have been or are be
ing laid by, the farmer prepares for hl3
trip to the World's Pair, a treat that
has long been promised him and for
which he has patiently waited. No ex
position has offered so many induce
ments for the farmer's presence as this
one at St. Louis, nor has any previous
exposition given the prominence and
space to the subject of agriculture.
August and September are ostensibly
the farmer's months at the Exposition,
for it is at this season that the agricul
ture exhibits are the freshest and best.
Products of the new crops are pouring
into the booths from every state in tho
Union, and additions are constantly
being made to the gorgeous display.
Headquarters for visiting fanners
may be found in every state section of
the great Agriculture Palace, but for
their special convenience there has Just
been completed a Grange House, situ
ated in the south end of the building.
It is equipped with a reception room,
ladies' retiring rooms aud check rooms,
where parcels may be left free of
charge. Here will be kept a list of
moderate priced rooms to aid visiting
farmers aud their families in procuring
The largest building on the grounds
is the Palace of Agriculture, covering
twenty acres, while the Palace of Hor
ticulture near by covers about a third
as much space. These two immense
structures are filled with exhibits of
the farm, garden and orchard of the
most extensive and elaborate character,
every state in the Union and most of
the principal countries of the world
Agriculture is given more prominence
than any other department at the Kx
position, the paramount importance of
this grcaf Industry having been fully
appreciated from the very beginning
of tho World's Fair movement.
About seventy acres of ground are
covered by the ngriculture and horti
culture department at the Fair, large
outdoor spaces being devoted to this
Industry. Outside there are growing
crops, trees and flowers, an instructive
eix acre farm maintained by the Unit
ed States Government Plant Industry,
and gardens in all parts of the grounds.
There are more exhibits in the Agri
culture building than in any other sec
tion of the Exposition. This building
Is considered by many people the most
interesting part of the World's Fair.
The exhibits in the palaces of Agri
culture and Horticulture constitute a
display vast enough and Instructive
enough to occupy the attention of vis
itors for many days. Nothing to com
pare with them was ever attempted be
fore. They are the climax of several
decades of educational work which is
placing farming on a high plane and
is making scientific agriculture a pleas
The conspicuous role played by agri
culture at the World's Fair should
bring untold benefits and wealth to
the farming community of tho world
and impress all farmers with the Im
portance and dignity of their calling.
Passing through these colossal build
ings, studying the attractive exhibits
and fascinated with the bewildering
encyclopedia of rural life which Is
spread out before his 'yes. the World's
Fair visitor Is impressed with the Im
portant part the farmer pl.iya in the
great world of Industry, and every
farmer who views these Interesting ex
hibits Is given a new pride In his vo
cation if filled with inspiration aud Im
pressed with new ideas In harmony
with the progressive strides that farm
lng has been making for the pnft few
years. The visit will give an Insight
Into up to date farming on the most
approved plan and will bring new
hopes and blessings to the farm.
How properly to rotate crops, how to
get the best results from fertilizing and
irrigation, how to protect crops and
fruit from the ravages of inserts all
these and many more things of vital
interest to farmers and fruit growers
are taught at the World's Fair.
Baa on (hlnete Foot Blndlnar.
The Jupnti'-ru government in For
mosa has d'Treff! the abolition of foot
binding in the island. A line of ?1
will be imposM for every breach of
the law, and ('hJnefe trtrls under six
years of ace whose feet have been
bound must now have Ihem unbound.
After tLat age the feet are hopelessly
deformed, bat young children's feet re
turn to their natural shape. Chinese
mothers are making a great lament
over the enactment, but in a few year
the enforcing of the law will bo ac
knowledged to have lecn wise.
The weakest living creature, by con
centrating his powers on a single ob
ject, can accomplish something. The
strongest, by disposing of his over
many, may fail to accomplish anything.
The drop, by continually falling, bore
its passage through the hardest rex k.
The hasty torrent rushes over !t with
hideous uproar aud leaves no trace be
hind. Carlyle. ...... j