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xtffi OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: PECEMMU 13.
Great National Corn Exposition Starts With Appropriate Ceremony
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COMMERCIAL CLUB MEMBRR8 LINED UP AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE CORN SHOW' ON OPENING DAT.
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"MAYOR JIM" AND "TTTFPALO BILL"
LEAD THE MARCHERS.
HEAD OF THE COMMERCIAL CLUB PARADE ON OPENINO DAT OF THE CORN BHOW.
HILB children rushed pellmell the number of prospective visitors Is great
i rl through the gates, wmie a and 11 the weatner continues ravoraoie n.
W horde of men and women and ts certain, humanly apeaking, that a good
I wnman nn Vi u k n nil twmt tin Bum Will be realised.
slcsed the offices; while ex- Viewing the opening day of the Corn ex
hibitors frantically drove the position from the standpoint of the show-
lusi mm, the electric current pulsated over man, the most noteworthy feature was the
a wire running straight from th White complete state to which the exposition had
House and a message of good will from attained. Absolute perfection In this Is Im-
Presldent Roosevelt formally opened the possible. Plan you ever so carefully, ar-
National Corn exposition. range for every thinkable detail down to
The exposition has been In progress tho most minute point, contingencies will
time days since then, and has been "well "rise which the greatest human forethought
under way" from the start, but this open- could not conceive and delays of one sort
Ing day was the biggest day of all the or another will occur.
"days" which have passed and Is as- The man does not live, never has and
sureUiy as important as any which are to never will, who could foresee all that will
come. For the formal opening of the happen whore the chances of accident and
National Corn exposition this year really delay are so multifold and variable. It is
marks an epoch in the history of Amerl- possible, for Instance, to allot every foot
can agriculture and the history of Amerl- of exhibition space, to assign each and
can agriculture Is the history of not alone every exhibitor or concessionaire his par-
the material wellbelng of the people of the tlcular nook or corner, but much farther
United States, but to a very great extent than this an exposition management can-
of their social progress and even of their not go. It can threaten, cajole and plead
ethical and esthetic advance. It is true with exhibitors to get their wares or dls-
that this Is not the first National Corn ex- plays to the spot on time, but the manage-
position, but it might well be when the ment cannot see that each and every one
cope and purpose of this year's expost- of several thousand fulfills his promise.
tlon are compared to that of 1907, although
the latter was literally the first.
In days to come the 9th of December,
1908, may likely be reckoned one of the
most Important dates In American history.
All this defense Is not really necessary
In the present case, for every official ex
hibit was In place long before the doors
opened and nearly all the private exhib
itors trwv hnjl nlfin tnr1 tha mark. Thn
This statement seems preposterous at first Jud had done tnelr work the decorator,
glance, for we are much accustomed to ,,,,,, nrnrm ht
considering as Important dates, the day
on which some gory battle was fought or
the day when some treaty or other was
formally concluded. But If one stops and
thinks a minute, he must admit that few
days are more Important In the history
of the world than that day when James
Watts sat In his mother's kitchen and
saw the lid of the kettle pressed up by the
steam within. And that day when Sir
Isaac Newton saw the memorable - apple
thetr's, 'the entertainment program had
been made out, the heating apparatus had
been Installed, fire protection seen to, the
ticket takers and guides had been lectured
on their duties, the Janitor service had been
arranged, a thousand complaints, a million
suggestions had been listened to In short,
an amount of work which seems almost
superhuman, viewed as whole, had been
Needless to say . such a task calls for
fall, the day when Guttenberg took his executive ability of the highest order, and
first Impression from movable type, the the fact that the corn exposition was
day when MoCormlck first tried a har- opened to the public In such a complete
vsster on a Virginia farm, these and a and finished state argues beyond question
hundred other days have been of more and cavil that such high executive ability
consequence to after-time than the day was manifested In the preliminary work,
when the battle of Lundy's Lane was The student of manners and character
fought, or the day when the peace of can find rich material in the few hours
Utrecht was signed. Just before an exposition begins. Thes
It was significant in a way that the open- the hours which try men s souls-and
Ing day of the-second National Corn exposi- women'. When the pace becomes feverish
tion should have been noteworthy for the J1J hectic, when time presses and the in
large number of children who were pres- exorable hands of the clock seem to whirl
ent. For It Is they who will reap In largest round at ever accelerated speed, when a
measure the harvest from the seeds which hundred unexpected things happen,- when
P. O. Holden and J. Wilkes Jones to name others break down under pressure, it Is
only two men-have sown. These swarms then that the man or woman of really this and then took steps to realise It- their
of school children did not tak lha unni. strona- character stands like a tower while t'P wnicn me eveni bi.owou were
tlon with any too much seriousness and the weaker are winnowed by the winds of chosen,
the direct and Immedate educational value hurry and adversity. It Is then that a llt
whlch they received must have been small, tie patienc goes a long way with some, a
ror the day was to them something of a little severity is effective with others
Winner ot the Grand Sweepstakes for Corn
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years he has fought to help his
beloved Ireland, and yet he has
an equal Intercut In the United 8tates,
where he passed ten years as a ranch
man. "I always spend my vacations in
this country," said he.
These men from tropic climes or across
tho waters were far from being the only
ones who looked forward to the exposition
will be beneficial alike to all partlo.
Amoeg this class are the circulation agenta
of farm papers, who camped out on the)
opening day In Newtpapor Row and have)
fteadlly refused since to be seduced away
by any attraction whatever. A big I in
vest will be and already has been reaped
by them, for the numbers of visitors to
the corn show who can be Interested la
with pleasureable expectation. Over In the an agricultural weekly Is enormous. Thst
Model kitchen gathered seventy young Implement men hope for less Immediate re-
women or girls, representing every county turns, but they have responded to the call
In Nebraska. These felt the burden of most worthily, although the exposition la
the honor of being chosen to come and not directly for them. f
shewed they felt it by their eager earnest
ness of manner. Many of them will write
of the Model kitchen and the exposition
as a whole to lecal papers or will report to
farmers' institutes, und they were anxious
to miss notMng. No department of tho
exposition will work more systematically
than this, and the seventy will possibly
profit more largely than any others who
An exposition attracts many men with
axes to grind, some, the grinding ot which
One of the busiest places opening day
was the alfalfa palace. A delay In ship
ment of many bales had forced the mea
In charge of this to make hay very rap
Idly In order to get done on time, and
they worked at a terrific gait all day.
Their labors have been well rewarded, for
the alfalfa palace is a beautiful
thing In Itself, and has been accorded the
honor of having the throne of King Corn
established there, and. his consort, QuWi
Charms from Animal Teeth
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a bit of Its skin will keep all evil
skin which a snake tiad cast off, being
particular to gather this whea the moon
was v.' the full, being also in the first part
-of Arfx the Ram, and put this under his
foot whetVrJ the presence of magistrates
L. B. CT-rmE OF JOHNSON COUNTT, INDIANA. WITH HI9 CORN AND THE
a DH oi lis sain win Keep an evu -
from the lodge. The Delaware Indians and Prince. y would meet with favor ia
believed that the feathers from a big lnelr 'em-
eagle, which they supposed to be their Tne medicine ro5pvf the western Ihdlar
guardian angel, rendered the wearer In- Wfar tno 8kln of the-J'storekeeper" squlr
visible and Invulnerable. Indeed, the In- rel (Tamla quadrivlttaVs) as a potent
dlans generally consider tho feathers of the and " Powerful charm, a. the Indian
eagle possessed of occult and sovereign vlr- for fear of 411 ,uck refrainVrom klll-
tueg Ing it. The people of Benin, Weseifrica,
Voan t Vi fk rwwiAss anil -! a n-ai AtanKnMl
The natives along the Ama.cn river at- charm for ,uck The A
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per Egypt highly prize tufts of hair from
tach a superstitious value to the skin and.
feathers of the Ulra-para (said to be a
little gray bird which leads and fascinates
the other birds), believing that If they
the mane of the hyena, and whoever has)
a skin guards It well from the covetous
multitude, 'for the possession of this hair
keep them 1n their clothes the relics will gecures love and faithfulness on the part
have the effect of attracting for the happy
possessor a train ot lovers anU followers.
These birds are consequently in great de
of a husband or wife as well as the favor
of the great.
The Singhalese believe that no house
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them at a high price to foolish girls. bonea of a monkey ean prosper The W,J
The heart of a vulture bound in a Hon or of Mourlak, ,n central Atrica. put up the
wolf skin drives away fiends. The kites hea1 of an or om port,on of tn-
head borne before the breast, according to bone, of th,t anlmaj to avert the ev
our forefathers, brought the love and favor from theIr dens. In western Pennsyl-
of all men and women, while if the heart vanla ,t bleved that a frog., foot at
of an owl was laid on the left side of a the entrance of a house will stop witch-
sleeping woman she would tell all she had craft. ln china an image of a cat on the
done. If a woman wore the heart of a roof of a honsa nrntr if fmm .n n
turtle dove wrapped In the skin of a wolf An excrescence is sometimes found on
she would never afterward be wanton. the nead of tna jackal consisting of a
The Irish believe that to nail a bat on the 8mali norny, cone about half an ,nch n
head strode Mayor Dahlman squaws were wont to do. A flood of sen- house door prevents the magicians from length, and concealed by a tuft of hair.
William R. Codv. The latter tlmental res-rets would have aweDt over entering. A saying still current is that if The Singhalese and Tamils rerl it .. .
would probably have preferred to bestride him had tills thought risen, but It evidently one picks his teeth with the nail of the talisman and believe that the fortunnta
r 'm h.rrti,. h noBslhle. neither would a prancing charger, but he navigated dry did not for he was one of the merriest of middle toe of an owl he will never have possessor can command by Its lnstrumen.
It be altogether desirable to have a great land and terra flrma with as firm a step the crowd. toothache. If an Indian hunter wears a tality the realisation of every wish, and
exDosition formally lnsugurated without a as men two score years younger. It prob- In the offices of the exposition there bittern's claw In his buttonhole it will that if stolen or lost by him It will In-
... iU ti.em Bomeuung or a iiiue severity ei.ecuv. wun ouier,. ,peeche,. The Bet speech on an oc- ably did not occur to. Buffalo Bill, but his were enough men of different countries bring him good luck. variably return of Its own accord. Another
- "- " " """' v. ret... cagon of tMm klnd has bw. badly over- presence at the opening of the exposition present to give an International flavor to To many people the goose was a sacred popular belief Is that the discoverer of
nor tiresome and
i," of the oay
Not long after
the pushing of a
button ln the
White House had
given the formal
signal that the ex
position was on, 7oO
members . of the
club and the Oma-
flnement of school. Tet It was not to be one's head.
expected that they should view the Corn it may Justly be said that while each and
exposition with serious mien or pull long every head 0f department, tvery chairman
faces. This Is particularly true of the 0f committee, every superintendent and
children from the city of Omaha, who judge found himself confronted with what
could not In the nature of things be looked seemed to him an amaslng amount of
to to take as lively and acute an Interest WOrk to get the greatest burden of all dld not mar the cc-
wuw, ijr, u.ia inn uanry aa mo rested upon the shoulders or J. Wilkes casi0n
w,"lul"1 "i me imnieuimo Jones, general manager ot tne Rational
vicinity of a blooming field of grain. For Corn exposition. And to give hopor where
many of the latter the Corn exposition has honor la due. It must be added that he
an Immediate personal interest, because did welL His has been the largest taek
corn of their own growing or articles made throughout and on him devolves the chief
from corn by their own hands are on ex- credit.
Iilbltlon there. Opening day bad. as was befitting. Its
Bringing the Omaha children to the Corn ,peolacuiar futures. Nothing In this line
exposition on the opening days had In truth mor, lmpreMiv, could have been designed
double motive-that the children should than from President Roose-
ee the exposition and be as impressed as Velt telling his good will toward and hope ha Real Estate ex-
uiueii as possible, learn as mucn as tney tor the exposition. It may be parenthetic- change marched In
might, in fact; second, that they should any added that the Idea of this message a body to the expo
return home and tell their elders the glories fr0in the president did not have an en- sition. They car
?f the "big show," thus stimulating a de- tlrely spontaneous origin ln the brain of rled canes on which
sire to attend In mother and father, brother Theodore Roosevelt, but the exposition's corn stalks had
mid sister of the child describing what he committee on publicity first thought of been mounted. At
or she had seen.
In other words.
partly an educa
tional, partly a
I'uhlh'ity and adver
Hot!) motives were
1 gl'.lmute und aa-Hun-dly
so the scc-
nd In this day
und u tie an expo
Ktl.m of Interna
' tonal consequence
ind site cannot be
: in without large
-xp mliture and the
Income mut be
mailt to equal the
i'ut. The Corn
i x position manage
ment has done a
' cry miracle of
llnuni-o iu getting
i normous results
from what seemed
Un the sake of fu
til:, the first one
nfld In Omaha,
must show when
tho bouks are
closed a good bat
mice on the credit
p1 of tile ledger.
I now luuml
Receipts on the
first four ri.va Henrr Wallace of 1 Moines. Ia.. Kenyon R. Putterfleld. President of
ur aya F.lltor of Wallace's Kermer. Massachusetts Clillcge of Agriculture,
have Un large, TWO uiitt3 vr TUB HOOdBVELT COUNT Ujrn COMMlSaiON;
done ln America. There will be no tils- maae many ininK or tne aays wncn agi I- tne exposition, sir Horace t'lunxeit ot Ana eyeoi to tills day there are louna jacxai s norn becomes thereby invincible
pute over this assertion but those culture was unknown in Nebraska, save Dubl!n. Ireland, chatted with General Man- many, especially ln Asia, whn will not kill in every lawsuit!
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on tins occasion were uci" " v....,..o .. .., a goose, me ulvuui ciiviibii iuhu mmj xne iiunuuraa inaian Keeps the bones of
aes or Mexico ex- Ulal Kee8e perform an aerial pilgrim- the deer which he kills In his hut; other-
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PROF. P. O. IfOLDKN.
Head of the Agricultural Extension. Lpanniut of the Iowa State C
ua rxomoier vi lae corn buow.
greeting .9 . tnu tallest of lakes in tho Iilma- wise he would not be ahla tn kin nv
with T. R. Garton iayas every year, transporting the sins of Our western Indians believe that the sinews
of Warrington, the neighborhood, returning with a new of the deer bring good luck. The natives
England. The Mex- atock f Inspiration for the encouragement of Eastern Island make a conjuring wand
leans have come to of the deVout. a broad paddle about thirty Inches long!
learn and the Eng- The furcula, or wishing bone (anciently from the bone of a whale, end believe that
llshmen to ' teach. caiu,d the merry thought), In the breast of with it the shaman can bring speedy death
That is. In respect a row lB an om charn,. The Indians carry upon whomsoever he wishes. Should an
to oats, Mr. Oar- th wlall oone of a j,rairie chicken, which Esquimaux catch a porpoise he will cut off
ton had a message tney auy vet t1Pm g0od luck In hunting, its tail and tie It to the masthead for good
to deliver. With Snakes have not been overlooked in the luck. The skin of a white faced otter Is
respect to other preparation of charms. If persons wear lucky. The ancients believed that the skin
grains jt Is likely ,aKa rattles on their ankles when they go of a seal would protect the wearer from
thnt he can learn ,n wimming they will not be devoured by thunder and lightning, and It Is said that
something here. cramps, while neuralgia can be cured by the Emperor Augustus always carried one
Blr Horace Plun- wearing the rattles In the hatband of tho about with him. The ancients also made
kett is outshone by aUfferer. A piece of blacksnake s skin drinking horns, or cups, from the horns of
no man at the ex- aahed ln vinegar and bound on a wound the rhinoceros and the tusks of the nar-
position for Inter- that has a splinter, glass or steel in the whal. as It was believed that they counter!
est In agricultural fieab wm draw It out. In the Middle Ages acted the fatal efftcts of poison
problems. For it was bellevsd that If a roan secured the The conch shell Is highly prised In Indlts.
In msny of the
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7i" in tommiim vum niwin mm lompies mey ars
,':,.,' ' ; 1 . ' 'mtmm fad own diiv ta
I .. ,T" f i scare away ma
4 I 1 Hgnant spirits
while the god re
ceives his d a 1 1 7
meal. A conuh with
the spiral twisting
to the light In
stead of to the left
la supposed to bo
worth its weight
In gold. Bom
years ago a conch
of that description,
was offered for
sale ln Calcutta,
with a reserve
price of a lakh of
rupees p 1 a cod
a r o u n d on It. It
was e v e n t u ally
bought for taO.ODO.
U a m b 1 e r s have
many charms to
Insure good luck
Among these are
a ftne ratskln hung
from the neck, a
human knee bone
or toe bone, an
owl's heart, . m
small red feather,
a mole's foot, a
rsbbU's foot, the
Hiram Masher, Kraduate of Ames and Hennr Lie Luis Ooroxpe. Millionaire tall of a Usaard.
Agricultural Secretary of Bcnorl Planter and Philanthropist of the skin of a black.
Ames, Gorospe- Mexico. w Mawua
.viarroKd -rom Mexico at tub corn buow. i
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