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TIIK OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 20, 1003. Human Side of the National Corn Exposition a Study for Scientists O THE studnt of kumui nature n exposition of national rop fford b fertll ft field for In vestigation an Aarylan hllf (Joe th archaeologist. Th Ut ter can uncover layer after lrr and rev eel cltjr afur citr built upon tha naat oldest. Tha llkenesa her become trifle strained, but the analogy might ba oar rled out with a referenca to the varloua strata of society which the amateur otologist may see. Ha who lovee that unctuoua aentlment to tha affect that "kind hearta ara mora than coronet and almpla faith than Norman blood" could hava rained a. beautiful eon flrmaUon ef hla viawa at tha National Corn exposition (ha laat tan daye. For tha man of almpla hablta, to whom tha pleated shirt and dlnnar jacket ara mora, or leaa teal Incognito, far outshon thoaa Who deem themselves aophlatlcatad and ur bane, )n tha original acnaa of tha word "urbane." wfcleh waa uaed In referenca to ona who dwelt in a elty, an urba. Of course, tha term "farmer" la no longer uaed aa a reproach. Tha egrlcul turaliat la much too etvlllced nowadaya for tha word to hve any longer an opprobrl. out denotation. But, Mfumlng that In hla own Imagination the city dweller 1 mor learned than tha "pagan," It may b env phatieally atated that tha ruralttea had tha hall bed-room man headed for tha Anarctlo -otherwlaa, going couth. Thla artlol might well appear under the caption, "Tha Day of tha rarmer." It. hag been hla Bay, and hla week. It waa tha fanner who waa the guide and cicerone, who took hla "auperlor" city brother by tha hand and led him around, explaining n pointing out thla and that Interacting fact which otherwise would have whlited clear over the head of the guided man. It waa tha farmer who could tell good corn from, mediocre, who appreciated tha leo turea and exhibit Vn the ftato bootha, who In ahort knew what'a what and who a who, While tha farmer ruled the rooat, he waa not the only object of Intereit to tha ama teur Walter Wycoff looking for "copy." All grade and type ef humanity could be found grain broker and Iriah cabinet mem- bar, Mexican philanthropists, English seed breeders and college professors. Society women and girl Jostled elbow with daugh ter of farmers, sale girl rambled round cm the arm of prosperous looking clerks and mechanics and circulation agents for farm papers chatted with cattle men from the sandy reaches of Dawea county. When Sir Horaoe Plunkett met and talked with Buffalo Bill their chief com munity of Interest was In their oommon experience a ranchmen in western days, but looking at their conjunction in another light they represented the meeting of a oivillsatlon dating back to England In tha day ef the Roman when that Island first linvw vSviliswun' touch and the bygon epoch when the Indian and th buffalo lone roamed th western prairie. The oldest agriculture in America waa linked to th most scientific development of today by th juxtaposition of the ancient podlesa corn and th best mudor.i Pent eajr. Anothr bond with th pre- hlstorto past cam through th CllffdweU ra' corn. The ground where this grew wm scratched with a stick hundred of year age by aom eoppr colored girl dwelling In a, high, rising pueblo, who, after the fashion of maldsn ainoe maiden have been, probably tat htr thought run on om mighty young hunUr rath.rthan on the drudgery at hand Thla lln of thought visitor suggested te an leonoclastlc companion. "Your mind rung on young girls," aald this (lend In human form. More likely It waa om withered, old hag of a squaw who scratched the ground, aome ugly beldame, aom ob solete Indian crone, aom antiqu 'gam mer,' eome " "You have almost many word and a tew lda aa a preacher,'' waa th un kind remark which Interrupted the Icono clast' rhetoric ' Comedy and mrrlmnt were reflected en the faoea of many visitors; other of serious mien showed an Inward purpoae te art a Item of Information escape their eeer mind, Pathoe wa not abssnt from th setting. The tired woman, pullled at by' restless, hand-led children, her face showing the linrs and seam of grinding drudgery and worry, poor souls like this were to be eeen, a wll aa th prosperous woman, who. debarking from an auto, had nothin mere ta worrv her than whether for the military ball would be , , M , . mm Occasionally th IrevltaWy leat child MUM the addition ef ft .orrewful note. Th.re wa p.thoa for th keen ob.erver to the futile effort, of one "barker" te Mcure en audience. Th poor devil worked eo hard that tt waa rally a ham, and on tender haarted girl to whom thla wa casually polntd out by a companion, proved bereelf a trump. Not only did she step up end try to betray an intelligent in- . v.. .k. ...kukui iK. ... " "" " "" V- .1 anJ V.ob HK m " " vi.nd .hit w.m naAm tn mk. -'- . .. .. . - -' " ' vcrifee also. Ther are a hundred Incident, more or . ' .7. 1 ' . team, use .u ev-ry .pw.uon, ,n- dent whkh make the Up eurv In a. mil or a lump rl In th throat, as th caa may be there are a nuroreei inioent like thl whleh go inobrved for every one which may be noticed. Out ef the flotsam and Jetsam of Incident, ef eharao- ter revelation, ot event or word ef human lnerat, eomic, sober or pathetic, the following ware gleaned through the ten day by an observer of the moat In. Ureatlnt thing ta l!f-one' fellow men ' e4 wemea. Q ltt t Right-Wllllam. McArthur, MaJonCltyi N, a Jenn, Moorehead; H- K Weed. Iowa Fall; Jeh eumme. falveri IX B. lcwn, Bti.uuu Cityi A. A. bviiKvr, Van W.t.r. OWA bTATB CUUUSQhl COUN-JVPOIHa TEAM. r A It remained for school children and vouna women t0 ahow vlnltore that ao many thlnga could be made from corn that tha count could not be kept. Clothing of every de- epent the day. Their dressee were made to at bottom the difference Between tne eru acrlptlon was mnde from corn husks and look like corn husks, while beneath the elent barker and the poor one la of an In- worn or exhibited, while It was not unusual to see a young woman with a daintily trimmed hat, on which corn husks served for ostrich plumes. Such hat was mail by Miss Helen Sinclair ef York county and ahown in the exhibit from that county. Miss Sinclair also made a boa of corn husks, which looked aa dainty a a fin father or allk opera boa. Thee the young woman wore part of th time, and unless they were told visitors would never hava suspe.'ed that the neatly dressed youns woman- with th "beautiful hat" was really wearing one nf th 130 products of corn. From the same county came little Lola Cuahman and Elven White, pupil In th chool of Mts Cora Conway. They wore clothing made of corn husk which they made from their own hand. "If corn had only been a native of Eden, Adam and Eve would hav had more sub stantial clothing than fig leivss," re marked a visitor as ha looked at the little dress and suit which the children had made during spare momenta after school Mlsa Conway' school waa a big prise winner at the National Corn exposition as well aa at the York county and the Ne- braaka fair, and among other things which th children mad, wa a reproduction of their sohool house. This little building wa eoVerd with grain of corn, th red grain on th roof being arranged In such a way that th building appeared to have a tiled roof. "We Just borrow our tools around In tha neighborhood, and do not hav a manual training department." explained th techr "h d " min,r wnaorful VW vt vw an Almost (very visiter wa afraid to go Into the Illusion where the spicier an nounced that the real "live corn show mermaid" couia be en. but ft mttr of fact those ho failed to visit th now missed something worth while. Th ex position management wa interested In the how and It waa no ordinary midway fake, but a novelty worth twice ' what wa charged for the ahow. Th scenery waa so arranged that nature eould crooly hav Improved on the picture. First th field of grn oorn wa en, th broad grren laaves waving In early summer sunshine. To on Id an tar of corn larger than th other appeared as th eorn In th field grew and harvest time approached. During the process of bringing the mer maid to life, there waa a heavy rain and a thunder storm, when the djwnpour was neeaea to mane me corn grow, iti was realistic that the music th rain makes ' . ... . - hon fln on a corn field could be tart, Then ,h. blade. turn.d brown, th pear. Th Illumination md the Ulu.lon VT9' " '"'"' PM"bl' ni th rangement of .tag electrician, worked to make the corn .how girl a living .uco.s. But th publlo wm worried and went to many thing with c merit. v Intd of lnglpg the Mikado, Ed Andrew, aang tha praises of Oregon apples at the National torn expoamon in in i..ik... .ilaraw KnntK i mnit wv-w.,,., .-v...v " , " aihn ka hl.nt nf nun Minn ..v. . . - -r t,.. fc.. f hm Andrews and ni d tn M ha heard or tea Anarewe ana paia 10 e and hear the old .Inger. Every dollar whleh he cou Id keen on the road wnt Which he could keep on the road went I.t rw..n and n th lntp has 7 1" ftV and hi. r. ' 'lt tarm In Oregon and h re- tired to It. where h pot to pnd th r w i whfiw wi .., wa ahowln were mad possible by tha recelpta at the box office, and many an Omahan helped pay for the exhibit which Ed Andrew brought te the National Corn exposition. BBMSBjaa Without question th "hit" of th week was the "Cvrn Show Olrl" from Centrl CHy. Th tunt waa arranged, by th A. l Fairies of Mondamin Who Spent a A' Commercial club of that eltv and alxteen little glrla ranging In age from eight to fifteen yeare, came down Tuesday and fold were th yellow bloomere which looked like an ear of corn peeping from of a stentorian voice and luaty lungs, not Ita autumn colored husk. Th little glrla alone trantlc waving of arms in th da appeared on the stage at Concert hall and aired direction, not alone th appeal, cajole recclved more applauae than any company ment or command will turn the trick, Th ' which appeared. Question of personality, of "magnetism." enter her a In every other human aqua A couple atood in front of the Hayden ton and a in every other oas defies th Piano booth and listened to th pianola dearest and moat incisive of analysis.' grind out. "I Wish Tou Were My Sweet- Non can do more tnan Bam, thia quality, heart," or some ditty to that effect. T( reduce It to other categorlea many at- "That'a my aentlment," aald th man mt)ta hav been mad, but a close scru- ungrnmrnatlcally. "Don't ret silly," said the girl and be side someone might hear you". 'Let 'era hear," said th waln,- "I'm not Mhamed-proud of It In fact; and, Bay, Will wa have a piano like thla one in our house?" "Shall we have," corrected the girl. "Moreover, it is not a piano, but a pianola, and we aren't going to have any 'our . house. It takes two to make 4 bargain, Mr. Payne." "Look hrre," remonstrated Mr. Payne. "you sea for yourself that my grammar needs a few swift applications of the sandpaper brush. Here is a grand chance for you to holp elevate' the world, to do something real good, to get aboard the up- If It ship and all that sort of thing. You marry m and life will be one long, grand, weet exercise-ln-grsmrner song. Really Hasa. How did you ever get that name 'Hasa,' anyhow' "You may call me Mis Aiken, If you that I please and It Just occurs to me can never marry you anyhow T" "Why not?" demanded the man, "Thing how my name would then Hasa Aiken Payne," Mr. Payne fled. The voice of th barker la loud In th iana. Tnere are earner ana earners ana soma fairly ffctlv ones have bean at work the laat en iay No, nM( how. tvfri mpr0ved on the old formula which Quaint Features of Life Bread that Make Men Drank. iNfjMi you aont ve in Biberia, you need not be afraid, says M. Narrlon, a Russian, to get drunk through eating ordinary bread, A hardened toper would, on the s uinar nana, inrns uii provi- dence had played him a nasty trick In not . .i,owl, ,,,m flr . . ,h" h, , . -:r' " - " " m olbena. In whleh ; u belwet ae n T"SZ !!' ""Jl' h(UmWI ty h t,h' SJmatl aa well a the oll. rmarkabl. Vegeta. Uon I. here distinguished tor lu wonder- fu, t0 luch M extent tnat tn BOl, ,ver arle. The inhabitant. In order to prevent putrefaction ot th, rooU MW tholr corn up0in ft MrJs of layer of the oll. Neverth!. In cr- tain districts the humidity 1 so Intense that there grows upon the ears of corn a kind of fungu matter made up of micro- . uugi. . - - . ... AB a result or tni sporadic excrescence .v. , . . thd Dread made from the corn In question flvef M tne re8ult, of ftn overdose of - ... m ureaa niaue irora tne corn alcohol, fn verv humid mimatoa th. .h. -.- . . - nomenon is naewise Known,, though to nothlng ,jU the extent of eastern Siberia. wh who,e fltatrteu ar, tfMll4 b Strang kind of "alcoholiaed bread-" Postal Card Reunites Brothers, A aouvenir postal card brought about a meeting between O. W. Broadway of Clark county, Mississippi, and hi two brothers and a sistsr, for whom he had been .earoh- tag for half ft century. Mr. Broadway wa reared In Montgomery county, but left in T' "ITTJi turn vvsd 1 J K; Y V 1 t ' " .. A "V' t ..... i , i ', . , : ; rr -n;- . i . , . -. ' ' " - ' ; , " , .--- - IS. . ., . .1 -r ' i . '.' - . . .. ... k ' ... . . .-. . - - -Mii ii- 11 1 11 1 ii-fiii r 11 1 11 ti r 1 iii urn i n imm iw"ln i r m - ' 1 1 1 - n a 1 iiwai m iei1m i r i --- v " "- " 1,.,- UTTLB GIRL18 FROM CENTRAL CITT WHO betflne with "Step rlkht thla way, ladlea v and gentlemen!" There are. of couree, trlcka In thla trade, aa In all others, but definable nature.' Not alone the possession tiny of these show that is simply a state ment In other term of a quality which make the untruthful word of one man aeem veracious a the gospel and th true statement of another altogether dubious. "I wanted to ask you, President Schur man, whether you are a pragmatist or an Hegelian T" Th president of Cornell university gazed In some astonishment at th inquiring par son, who wa a comely young womi, who had strayed from the model kitchen and held up the lecturer of Wednesday with thi imposing question. Before Mr. Schurman could answer her. the young woman went on to say; "I think myself that Prof. Jams 1 all wrong. It seems to me that 'experience,' as he uses the term really dodge th Kantian principles of eplstemology." "Whatever eplstemology Is," put In an Irreverent listener. President Schurmsn 1 something of a philosopher and metaphysician himself, but he did not go on record. Instead he said: "Are you atudylng philosophy or cook sound Ing, upstairs?" "Cooking," said th girl. "But I hav a friend who I Just dreadfully Interested In philosophy, an'J I've been sort of worked up over It myself. I think metaphysics Is just lovely, don't vou?" Th. ttv,..r. ... xr- .-a . eVeral reason, one of which Is he used to initiate the young Cornell Idea Into the I860. After the war he wrote relatives in Montgomery. but received no reply, and has alnce thought them dead or In some other part of the country, as they did not seem to be known. A few days ago he glanced at a souvenir postal ear at th home of a friend in Mississippi and saw hla brother's (A. B. J- . " - -.-a, .ipi.u io h. no maoo inaulrlea ajid located his brother, a. r lutiuinoa Ma locaiea nis Drotner. a. a. rSTiJJ: ,UUr' tn 009 fct Ramer' A1" M th other at Lapier. Ark. -! p.bllolty Spoiled Her L.ck. hardeBt we h,v, heard of ha. com. to that worthy and fortunate , Rome wno rectnty ,oa mow Uro. ,r wo.goo. the grand prlx. in the grand lottery, which Is annually drawn under government control. Unhappily for thla good oul, Rosa Tlrona ty name. , . .. . 1 jourmuieuo enterprise piayea UP" ner gooa - . . . . , . u"u jiu msiaieu on printing oer picture, .k ,." ...T ' thereupon some unkind police authorities remembered that she wa the Rosa for '.knm wn . ' whom they had been searching for aom .. . -A -' .w.u. yow" Imprisonment, which, In a moment of par- donable absent-mindedness, she had for- gotten to complete. They hav now ruth lessly dragged her off to Jail and there she Bits "doing" her two years and think- Jng what a splendid time she I going tar nave whea ,he elB ou, and now ,ne wlI) pen(i the S.O0Q or fff.OOO she will have byl that time If the police have seen U it that her money Is well Invested. Easy and Prontable. That Frank H. Barton of Durham, Conn., has been reaping a harvest by advertising to reveal for 60 cent a method ot "getting rioh quick" became known through an in vestigation made by postofflce inspectors. Ills answer was "Work hard." Barton advertised also to mall twenty-flv useful article to persons sending htm 2a cent. They received twenty-five pins. Barton had to hire hulp to assist him In opening his mall, which became so large It attracted the notice of the postal authorities. It ta aald h ha violated no law. A Diamond Weddlaft. . Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Kneeland ot George town, Mas., have Just celebrated the dia mond (seventy-fifth) anniversary of thalr wedding. The husband la 97 year of age and hla wife set. They have a doaen children, and after a long life of tireless Industry they decided to give up their little home and deed it to th town, la re turn tor which they were to be cared tor tor the remainder of their daya. wallowed th Kvideaea. Detective from Chief Bhlppy' gambling squad in Chicago released . aa alleged handbook maker tn Chicago ' because he te the evideuc against htm. The alleged gambler u working over a few strips of thin paper in a saloon In West Madlaon street, when twe detect! ire ran Into th pla and s rested him. The man gathered the paper on which be e said to have been entering hi beta, rolled them in a ball, and swallowed them. Baffled, th detectives released th man, and went beck to the police station and reported "no ease; evidence eaten. Day at the National MADB3 A BIO HIT WITH THE PUBLIC. , I Vi -"r vtf! w 1 ELOM WHITE AND LOTS CT'SHMAN, TORK COUNTY YOUNOSTlOiS, IN COSTUMES OF CORN HUSKS. mysteries of realism and Idealism, of de- terminlsm and free-will, and how to flirt with the maior and minor nremises. "It has been seventeen year since I taught philosophy," aald President Schur man to a friend. And he sighed a little for much a he lovea hi present work, no man has ever abandoned the life of the scholar for a presidential position without realising that the great extent of hla new duties means the death knell of hi pursuit of hla first love. "Ia this the Information bureau?" asked the stranger whom It needed no Sherlock to tell came from up-country. "It la, it Is," answered the omniscient one In command at the time. "What par ticular Item of Information could I die- pense t0 you at this moment?" zou cou,a " ' -"u' "You could tell me that Is, if you could thout getting gay at th same time, , , ., - n i. J?" 1 -'" -aid the custodian after a minute's aearch , .t ....... th. hntP,.r" ,0U V9r .'what for should I do that? Dont ,ou nl lhc i auyln. there? lk III $ ' T ' . information iw -.. w., K.i. hirr,if tii. httr nat.,r ronouered .nd h manaeed I to reoiv .weetlv .7 ea mform vou that Zefertno Dominate I can iniunn 70H lull i(nnu iwiuillfuei i. . the Rome that T R. Garton la at the IS at in JIOR1S, XV Vriun la M VU tvai va Andrews and Prof Bowman at . Loyal, l0 Anorewa ana rrot. cowman at th paxton ana other dignitaries at the Henshaw But this Alfred Jones of yours Hensnaw. Bui mis Aiirea jones 01 your . '. . . - nil not impinira vn ...o 'o such n extent th.t I can place him. What , n d h wearT Have you trit(, !h ollclr' " 'Miss Rouse, I want to ask one ques tion," said a young Omaha matron, who had ln(lucej Dar husband to accompany her to the lecture on "Carving and 8rv- ing" in the Model kitchen. "Alfred here says that when we have company the maid ahould aerve me first, and I aay to Alfred that It la the guest ot honor who . - . - r . .. - , ft t i 1 1 f Left to Right -William Me Arthur. Mason City; A. R- Qualt. Iowa City; J. L. Murpby, Run Deck: H. ti. Wood. Iowa "lli W. . eWhaiaidt, Menno; C. W. Hendilrka, Muscatine. V - IOWA BTATB COLLKGB GRAIN JUDGING TEAM. Corn Exposition I V." s ' ' '' - ' v-:.-c JMIMMaAaseil , ' '.t?' ill f A" ,.. IA-etWVfl.'' EXHIBIT MADH BY PUPILS OF MTS8 houlI hlP first." . . "The guest of honor." said th lecturer, Strangely enough, Mrs. Alfred did not look Phased, and. of course, Alfred him- Mlf li Bot "Cu,a " be that the lady . ,m,,mt,v. waa runnlnar a four-flush?" said Mia v. Rouse to herself, or words ta that effeot. He who ha Bat for ten or fifteen mtn- ute and watched a bowl of aoup rapidly congeal will agree with Mis Rous that th proper way 1 to atart to swallow or Inhale the aoup as soon as tha plate "ache one. "Et whit th food 1 tlll r" w e.i. w wta awh nuu xnre oheerel Likewise , tiger! ' ' " "Heap big fook you," wa the gentle way tn which the Indian buck spoke to the - . - r. - .: - - iWv - it A w 7. :---v-. MISS HELEN SINCLAIR OP YORK COUNTY IN HER HAS AND BOA OF CORN HUSKS. , 111 If .'!! 111 I , t t ?! 1st !. ?': r till : t CONWAY'S TORK COUNTY 8CHOOI original American girl whom yesterday he took for better or wore. Th young squaw waa named Annie Gray Cow. Con c 1 cerning her husband's nomenclature there aom dispute, but lengthy research, mmnr.m th tntam m.lps f tha sinus. tablish the fact that hi nam I John Red I ... 7 .. .... ' " ' . ' ' . Bull and not John Klcked-ln-the-Fac. -Heap big fool, you!" repeated Johnny jtad Bull. "Heap big fool, yourself." retorted Annie Gray Cow. Th qolp courteous having been flung by Annie, It looked as if Johnny would com back with th counter check quarrelsome. But John la evidently rather a shin at re partee and beside Annie would probably have had the last word, anyhow. icq-, zi ,JT- u r Mi I K PA!