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An Exposition of Modern Wonders
The World's Fair of 1904 Is the Greatest Educational Factor as Well as the Most Stupendous Entertainment that Was Ever Organized-No Words Can Describe Its Magnificence or Magnitude Mr. E. K. Stevens, editor of the Min neapolis Union, visited the World's Fair at St, Louis a few days ago, and the following letter in the Union des cribes in part what his impressions were: To Readers of "The Union": I have been through the World's Pair grounds again to-day for the, third time since coming to St. Louis last week, and every, day the wonder within me grows. I had Imagined from the descriptions that the management intended to eclipse .anything ever before attempted, but I bad no Idea of the tremendous size, the magnificent designs, the splendid settings, and the artistic beauty of the buildings. I was somewhat pre pared to see something of the ordi nary, but my mind had by no means grasped the splendors which will be open to the visitors to the World's Fair this summer. Of course the grounds and the buildings at this time are in a chaotic state, and the weather was unpropitlous for pleas ant visiting, but even with these drawbacks, and with nothing but the bare and in many cases but partially finished buildings to be seen, tie Copyright. 1904. by Louisiana Purchase grounds are well worth traveling hun dreds of miles to see, even as they are. This being the case, what will it be when everything is completed and when nature has combined with art to make this the fairest vision ever seen by mortal eyes. It would be presumptuous on my part to attempt to give a description of the grounds or of the buildings,, and when I attempt a description I am at a loss for words, and can only repeat. "Wonderful, wonderful, won derful." The grounds are a natural beauty spot, and with the addition of the buildings, the statues, the fountains, the lagoon, the cascades, and all the cunning contrivances of art, the visit will be one which will never be forgotten, even if one should not go inside the buildings at all. And then the Inside of the buildings buildings covering acres and acres of ground, and stretching out for what seems to be interminable distances when these are filled with the works of nature, of art, of science and of skill from every portion of the known world, who would be so foolish as to miss it? I would make it compulsory upon every parent who can afford to do so. AMUSED MEN OF MONEY. Conductor Forgot His Audience in His Earnestness. What is known as "the millionaire's train," running from Morristown, N. J., to Hoboken, carries a number of men known to the world of finance. The conductor . is David Sanderson, to whom his passengers, grateful for his uniform good nature and efficiency, have just presented a handsome watch and a purse of gold. They insisted on his making a speech and Sanderson did so, winding up in this way: "Some people wonder why it is I have had such great success in life; why I have had no trouble with nobody. Even the other conductors don't understand it and they often ask me how I get along with the drunks on my train, an I just tell 'em " Such a shout of laugh ter went up from the millionaires that Sanderson's speech ended then and there. - Bimmelstein Not Interested. On the car the other morning I hap pened to, hang by the strap next to Bimmelstein's. Between begging pa trons of and granting pardons to my BEEF TEA NEW TO HIM. Irishman Spoiled ths Preparation by His Addition. Orville and Wilbur Wright, the in ventors of the most successful flying machine that has appeared thus far, live in Dayton. Ohio, where they con duct a bicycle factory. An aged Irishman a faithful em ploye of theirs for a number of years, was kept at home last month by iU nees. Orville Wright, a basket on i I 7- -? to send his children there, as they will never have an opportunity again to see anything approaching it, and they might travel all their lives and not see as much of the world as they will see here within the confines of this great Exposition. Every nation In the world will be represented, and a trip here will be a liberal education in itself. I certainly hope that every reader, of "The Union" will take my advice and . go to the Fair, even if they can spend but a few days there. It will be the event of a lifetime, and no one should deny themselves this much of the pleasures of the world, even If they have to deny themselves in some other direction. By all means make up your minds right now that you are going to the St. Louis World's Fair, and begin saving for that purpose right now, if necessary. And don't fail to give the boys and girls an opportunity to go. They will learn more here in a week than they will In school in a year. I wish I could make this strong enough so that every reader of this paper would make up his mind to see. the World's Fair, for I am sure every one who comes will agree with. n PI it il ! i 1 Li: Palace of Mines and Metallurgy. Exposition. me that there was never anything to equal it and that the one who misses seeing it will never have another opportunity to see its equal. Sincerely yours, THE EDITOR. HYMN OF THE WEST. The Poet Stedman Has Written the World's Fair Hymn and It Has Been Set to Music. Western folk will be charmed by the beautiful hymn written by Ed mund Clarence Stedman upon the in vitation of the World's Fair manage ment. He calls it the "Hymn of the West," a title befitting so splendid a production. It has five stanzas, and Prof. John K. Paine of Harvard Uni versity, has written the music, which Is no less grand. The first public ren dering of this hymn will be on the opening day of the great exposition, Saturday. April 30, when a drilled chorus of 600 voices will sing U. Other musical compositions specially written upon, invitation of the World's Fair management are a march by Frank Vanderstuken, di rector of the Cincinnati orchestra, and a waltz by Henry K. Hadley of near neighbors, I managed to read a few paragraphs in my newspaper. One of them told of a remarkable find by a Nippur expedition of the University of Pennsylvania. It was nothing less than a well-preserved and thoroughly authenticated tailor's bill nearly 5,000 years old. Since Bimmelstein himself is en gaged in the clothing , business, I thought he would be interested in this ancient relic, so I told him about it, but the story seemed to make no im pression on him. "Hang it. man," said I, "dont you understand? It's a tailor's bill almost 5,000 years old." "Veil," he answered, "vot lss it good for? Dey can't gollect It." Brooklyn Eagle. Many Royal Visitors Coming. If all promises are fulfilled, the United States will have royal visitors galore next summer. So far these have announced their intention to visit the land of the free: King Leo pold of Belgium, King Menelek of Abyssinia, the crown prince of Ger many, -the crown prince of Sweden and the crown prince of China. his arm, visited the sick man one af ternoon. "Here John," he said, "are some dainties I have brought you. Here is some fruit; here is jelly; here is a tonic, fine for the aged, here is some superb beef tea." "Beef tay, is it, sor?" said the old man. "Shure, an' it shud be good, that beef tay. Tls a dhrink Oi niver thried befure. Oi thank ye. sor, for all ye've brought, but specially Oi thank ye for the folne beef tay." New York. All are famous compos ers and their compositions have the originality and high merit expected for such a signal event. The several pieces will be played by the many bands in their musical programs dur ing the Exposition, under the direc tion of the Bureau of Music OUT OF THE ORDINARY. Dozens of Unique Materials Used In the Creation of World's Fair Statu ary. Enduring marble - and temporary staff, which have marked the statu ary of past expositions, are not the only kinds at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, although more works of art carved from these materials are there exhibited than were ever col lected at one place in the history of the world. Many odd materials have been made up into artistic figures that elo quently proclaim the idea of the de signer. Some of these unique statues are colossal In size and large sums of money were expended in their mak ing. Birmingham, Ala., has built statue of Vulcan. It is 50 feet high, the base constructed of coal and coke and the statue cast in iron. It por trays Birmingham's importance as a manufacturing center. King Cotton is Mississippi's offering. Cotton is the material used, and the giant is as tall as Alabama's Vulcan. The Spirit of Utah is manifested in an artistic figure modeled from beeswax. Idaho presents the figure of a Coeur d'Alene miner cast from copper. Golden butter was used by a Minne sota artist as the appropriate ma terial for a statue of John Stewart, the builder of the first creamery. Louisiana presents two curiosities in sculpture a figure of Mephis- topheles in sulphur and Lot's wife carved from a block of rock salt. California shows the figure of an ele phant built of almonds. World's Fair Notes. The exhibits will amount to twenty thousand carloads. A machine will .stamp the likeness of a World's Fair building on a pen ny for souvenir collectors. - The Inside Inn, a hotel on the World's Fair grounds under Exposi- I tion control, has 2,359 rooms. SERVED AS MESSENGER BOY. Congressman Hardwick Mistaken for One of the House Pages. Congressman Hardwick, the boyish- looking man from Georgia, has had the experience that has befallen other youthful statesmen. He was stand ihg close to the speaker's desk one day when one of the reading clerks, mis taking him for a page, said : "Run and bring me that paper that is lying on Gen. Grosvenor's desk." Smiling at the clerk's error, the Georgian did as requested. Half an hour later the chair recognized "the gentleman from Georgia," and to the surprise and mortification of the reading clerk, Mr Hardwick, the beardless boy, who had performed messenger duty a short time previqus, arose and delivered a long speech on the race problem in the south. , The Crinoline Is Coming. The new skirts with their extreme fullness, especially toward the front, will be the mother of our old curse crinoline. Nothing but the stiffened petticoat will throw into shape the wide skirts of the immediate future. In a week or two the Irishman, was back at work. The day of his return. seeing him at his post. Mr. Wright asked him with a smile how he liked his beef tea. "Shure, nota bit," said the old man. bluntly. -Why," said Mr. Wright, "beef tea is delicious if you beat it and add a little salt and pepper." "Well, sor. It may be good thot way,' said John. "But I put milk and sugar to it." Los Angeles Time 3tk Natural Resentment. The Rev. Dr. Fourthly was reading the morning lesson. ' 'Doth not even nature itself teach you.' he said, that if a' man have long hair it is a shame unto him? Whereupon Cactus Bill, who hap pened to be in town that day, and had gone to church for the first time In 25 years, fingered his revolver ominously, but thought better of it. and avenged himself by withholding the $5 gold piece he had intended to drop into the basket when it came around. He Saw Double. ' 7 v ." svT Mrs. Booze (3 a. m.) What keeps you so long in the halL . Why don't you come up to bed? " Mr. Fuller Booze (loaded) Theresh two hie hall racksh down here hie and I don't know hie which one to hang my hat on. Mrs. Booze Hang one hat on each. Rather Unappreciative. - Cecil (sentimentally) Don't you feel gloomy when the sky is overcast with gray, when the rhythmic rain sounds a dirge upon the roof, and the landscape's beauties are aid by the weeping mist? Hazel (sweetly) Yes; it's dread fully annoying. It does make one's hair come out of curl so! His Confession. She had worked her leap year pre rogative and he had balked at the hurdle. "Ah," she sighed, "this is a cruel and unexpected blow!" "If it will make it any easier for you," said the marble-hearted young man, "I'm willing to admit that I snore dreadfully." Same Old Story. Muggsby That fellow Naggs is the biggest fool crank I ever met. Juggins How's that? Muggsby I argued -with him two hours yesterday without being able to convince him that I was right and he was wrong. That Young Man Is Doomed. Anxious Mother What are the in tentions of that young man who calls on you three times a week? Pretty Daughter Oh, it doesn matter in the least. This is leap year and I know what my intentions are all right. A Living Prosf. Willie Sapphedd No, I have no bwothers or sistahs. I'm the only child of my pawents. Miss Oldestile Dear me! And there are people who will persist in assert that marraige isn't a failure! No Market Left. ' "Yon know my intentions are good," he pleaded. "Of course," was the reply, "and I suppose you might sell them for pav ing blocks if hades wasn't pretty well paved already. . As it Is. it looks to me as if you had .oaded up with goods for which there is no market left." Would if She Could. "I believe you'd stand before a mirror all day," said Mr. Closely snap pishly, "doing nothing but changing your dresses.", "Perhaps .1 would," replied Mrs. Closely dreamily, "if I had the dresses." Stray Stories. A Toast. "Put down that glass!" cried Mrs. Jawsum, catching her husband in the act of taking a wee nip. ' "If yon drink that liquor 111 never speak to you again as long as I live." -My dear," said he, as he gulped A down, "here's long life to you." Philadelphia Pre" ' C 11 ,J 15' WESTERN CANADA HAS AN EXCELLENT CLIMATE. The Saskatchewan Valley Very Highly Favored. . An interesting feature of Western Canada is its climate. --Those .who have made a study of it speak highly of it. The Canadian ' Government Agents are sending out an Atlas, and at the same time giving valuable in formation concerning railway, rates, etc, to those interested in the country. As has been said, the climate la ex cellent. The elevation of this part of Canada is about 1,600 feet above the sea, about twice that of the aTerage for Minnesota. It is a very desirable altitude. The country has a very equable climate taking the seasons through. The winters are bright and the summers are pleasantly warm. R F. Stupart, director of the meteorologi cal service for Canada, says: - "The salient features of the climate of the Canadian northwest territories are a clear, brewing atmosphere dur ing the greater part of the year, and a medium rainfall and snowfall. The mean temperature for July at Winni peg is 66, and Prince Albert 62. The former temperature is higher than at any part of England, and the latter is very similar to that found in many parts of the southern countries. At Prince Albert the average dally maximum in July is 76 and the mini mum 48. Owing to this high day tem perature with much sunshine, the crops come to maturity quickly. Moisture Is ample in the Saskatche wan valley, being about 18 Inches an nually. It Is notable that about 75 per cent of the moisture falls during the crop months. Thus, Western Can ada gets as much moisture when it is needed and with several hours more sunshine daily than land further south gets during the growing season, it is not difficult to understand why crops mature quickly and yield bountifully. Winter ends quickly, sowing is done during April and sometimes in March. Harvest comes in August, about the middle. Cyclones, blizzards, dust and sand storms are unknown. It Is always difficult to convince the man who talks to himself that he has a fool for an audience. FOR RENT OR SAT K On Om Payments. BEVEfiAL CilOICX TABKBl Sand for list. 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Smith, 1214 Main St., Kansas City, Ma You Know This Kind of Man. Men who believe they are architects of their own fortunes always blame someone else for the construction of their misfortunes. Not a Burglar. When a Londoner describes himself as a "housebreaker," he means that bis business is to demolish buildings. London Theaters. The twenty-five largest London theaters seat 28,000 people and earn $30,000 a night- Insist on Getting It. Some grocers say they don't keep De fiance Starch. This is because they have a stock on hand of other brands containing only 13 ox. in a package, which they won't be able to sell first, because Defiance con tains IS ox. for the same money. Do you want 10 ox. instead of 13 ox. for same money t Then buy Defiance Starch. Requires no cooking. If a woman is miserable over the man she loves she is bound to think It is all right somehow. CALIFORNIA VERY LOW RATES. Only S25.00 from Kansas City, St. Joseph, Atchison and Leavenworth via Santa Fe. On sale during March and April, 1904. The same rate to intermediate points whose reg-nlsr rate is higher. Through Pullman Tourist Sleepers to New Mexico, Arizona and Califor nia every dav. PERSONALLY CONDUCTED ex cursions three times a week. You're going to California Mow is the time to make yotrr Inquiries. Don't wait until yot're leady to start am Wrour travel. ,. rite me. and I'll qoo-e yon rates, tell yem about the trains, equipment, hours depar ture and arrival la fact, will tell, yon faeta that'll M of material halp after as well as before you start. G. W. HAGENBUCH. Gen. AgW TM Atchison, Toseka A. Santa Fe Ry. Co. 90S Msin St.. Kansas City, Mo. A woman has got to be built very carefully to look slender when, she wears white stockings. The World's Fair. In making your . arrangements for the World's Fair at St. Louis this summer, if you consider convenience and saving of time, you will take the Wabash Railroad as it runs by and stops at its Station at the entrance of the Fair Grounds; thus saving sev eral miles run and return, and the In evitable Jam at be big union Station. By all means consider the advantages of the Wabash. It's a pity men can't postpone their trials as easily as a lawyer can stave them off In court. ' , Free to Twenty-five Ladies. The Defiance Starch Co. will give 21 ladies a round trip ticket to the St. Louis Exposition, to five ladles in each of the following states: Illi nois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and. Missouri who will send In the largest number of trade marks cut from a ten cent, 16-onnce package of Defiance cold water laundry starch. This means from your own home, any where in the above named states. These- trade marks must be mailed to and received by. the Defiance Starch. 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