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THE OMAHA ILLUSTRATED BEE.
Specialisation la Asrrlcaltare.
E LIVE in an age of specialization.
Rapid advancement Is being made
.long" all lines of effort. We can
no lunger utilize the methods used
by our forefathers, as competition
and custom have forced the old methods
to give way to new and Improved ones.
A study of meetings of "Organized Agri
culture" lield in must of the western
states during January shows that tho
farmer r.ns come to realize that he must
be a, specialist In order to farm profitably
land that is wr.rth 173 to lo0 per acre.
The character of agriculture in the middle
west Is rapidly changing. It is becoming
more- diversified. Its operations lire more
complicated, the use of Improved machinery
Is becoming more common and necessary,
and successful farming now requires a
wider knowledge and greater skill. In
fact, farming haa come to be an occupa
tion which Is no lunger the life of the
Ignorant. The prevailing Idea has been
that anyone can farm, but people are coming-
to see that It takes quite a somebody
to make fanning a success. The lazy,
lack, unintelligent person would make out
Just as well, or, rather, just as poorly, as a
lawyer as a farmer. Farming Is no longer
the life of slavery that it was fifty years
ago. The successful farmer of today la
the man who combines educational and
physical forces In doing his work and pro
Spirit of Association.
Along with the application of Invention
has grown up numerous agencies for edu
cating and training the farmer In agri
culture, for di'seinlnn ting Information with
regard to Improvements and for stimulating
among farmers the associative spirit UJid
Increasing the bene fits to be derived from
co-operation. The first of these agent les,
chronologically, consisted of voluntary or
ganization for the promotion of agricul
tural Interests. Ixok back a moment in
the history of agricultural societies and
note the various causes that have Inliu
enced the rapid transition made In their
progress and advancement. It was not un
til the close of the eighteenth century that
the advance movement In agriculture took
on the form of organised efTort. Most of
the early agricultural societies were be
gun In cities and their membership wi
largely composed of men who hud only a
secondary Interest In agriculture.
nearlnnlnsa of ftro-anlsatlon.
The organization of agricultural socletioa
began In 1783 at Philadelphia, then the
national capital, taking In such men as
George Washington, Benjamin Franklin
and Timothy Pickering. This organisation
spread rapidly south and north among the
Atlantic coast communities. The move
ment continued until, In 1809, we have the
germ of a national organization In the
form of the Columbian Agricultural so
ciety, which was the foundation of a na
tional organization finally formed in 153
at a convention called by twelve state
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EW YORK. Jan. 27. Special Cor
respondence ef The Bee.) Nearly
every morning a tall man walks
briskly down Twenty-fourth
street and steps Into the door
way of an office building; near Sixth
avenue. His commanding figure rises above
the throng of busy New Yorkers. His
shoulders are broad' and his long arms
swing at his side. From under tha visor
of a yacting cap flash piercing black eyes.
The face Is smooth shaven, strong and '
clear cut and the mouth Is determined.
His long black hair is streaked with gray.
It Is a face that resembles IJnooln's and
It 1b one to command attention anywhere.
The man is Thomas Dixon, Jr.. the publi
cation of whose new novel, "The Clans
man," has once more centered interest
upon his remarkable personality. Succes
sively lawyer, minister, leoturer, and
author, he is one of the most picturesque
and Interesting figures In contemporary
American life. A million Americans have
been thrilled by his Ims-asslenea eloquence
and his books havo found their way to as
Interesting; Literary Methods.
Follow him to his study on the sixth
floor. This Is his New York work shop.
It Is a simply furnished front room where
the rumble of the elevated trains and the
roar of the busy streets reach him. Mr.
Dixon likes to write in the midst of the
hurly-burly of life. It is characteristic
of the man. In this room he began "The
Clansman." and It was here I talked with
him about his work and his ambitions.
T talk with Mr. Dixon is to feel the
1.1 of a singularly magnetlo personality.
He talks as he writes energetically, dra
matically, bu; earnestly. He Is frank, al
most naive In his candor. Like most suc
cessful authors he has his own methods of
work and his idea of a story Is embodied
in one of his rapid fir sentences: "Get a
big theme and exhaust every resource."
II blocks out a scenario as If ho were
writing a play. Slnoe most of his books
sra historical novels, he becomes saturated
with data. He makes his characters live
and act before him. When he has the
whole moving drama before him, he be
gins to write.
Instead of sitting at a desk, he sits in
, a Morris chair with a cutting board (usu
ally used for sewing) In his lap. This he
can shift about at will and ths first draft
of his story Is done with pencil. As a
Prnttle of and About the Youngsters
All VIA" snlrl f hart ilffla gHH whl
J was having her first experience
"Hush, ear," whispered hor
inainm. "you will awsken the
"Hut, mamma, I only want to ask one
'Y11, what 1 It?" '
"Who ho the flat above us?" Life.
"No, Wfllle, you mustn't go down to plsy
with Tommy," said a fond mamma to her
7-vesr-old son. "He has the whooping
cough and I'm afraid y Vll take It."
"Oh, ru, I won't, mamma," replied Willie.
"If you 'I : t me go ( promise yeu faithfully
I won't tak anything belonging to
Tommy." Albany Journal.
""ha whliUuifc- boy has beau celebrated In
Agriculture the Striking Feature of Present Day Farming
agricultural associations. Tl.ls organization
was known as the United States Agricul
In these earlier organizations were com
bined all agricultural Interests. The year
1618 saw the establishment of the New
York Horticultural society, the first or
a' nizatlon of its kind In the t'nited States.
This Is the beginning of the organization
of those who were specialists in some par
ticular branch of agriculture. Following
the example of the hurtkultuialists, r.thtf
agricultural Fperislist have formed sep
arate organizations now we have e-. erjr
phase of agriculture nrginlze. separately.
Specialists to the Front.
At present the only general agricultural
organization of national scope is the Na
tional Orange. It was organized at Well
ington In lt'il, but existed only on paper
until l.i73, when the first national meeting
convened at Oeorgetown, D. C. with dele
gates from ten states. It was a secret
society with a ritual ami degrees and
seemed for a while to catch the popular
fancy among farmers. At the meeting in.
171 thirty-two stales were represented.
l'robably no othT organizition has mad
ao rapid a, growth. A large element, how
ever, of the membership was attracted to
It by the rallying cry of "down with the
middleman." Little country stores, with a)
very small capital and managed by men
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of no business standing, sprung up at every
cross-road. Contrary to the expectation
of their founders they did not save them
money, but resulted In some valuable busi
ness education, for which a good tuition
fee was paid. Disintegration set In, but,
fortunately, wise leaders caught the idea,
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chapter Is finished It Is copied) by Mrs.
Dixon on the typewriter. "Mrs. Dixon is
my best otitic" he says. The typewritten
copy Is thon revised and cut up.
Bow "The Clansman" "Wtaa Written.
"Tha Clansman" is a striking example of
tkls. It is ths second of a trilogy of south
ern novels dealing with the race problem, of
whtoh "The Leopard's Spots" was the first.
Mr. Dixon began work on this book over
two years ago. He wrote "The One Woman"
while he was engaged on It. The large
canvass of "The Clansman" made it neces
sary for him to make a profound study.
It was difficult to get at the facts con
cerning the true Thaddeus Stevens, wno fig
ures so prominently in the story under the
name of Stoneman and whose connscatlos
act brought on the reconstruction reign oi
terror. He bought $2,000 worth of books on
this subject alone. A single paragraph
about the Ku Klux Klan cost (300. It In
volved a trip to Nashville and an exhaus
tive research there.
Having determined to make "The Clans
man" interpret the true spirit and purpose
of the Ku Klux Klan, he spared no effort
to reveal the working of this extraordinary
organization, "The Invisible Empire," as It
was called, that breught law and order out
of the terror of black rule in the conquered
south. His uncle, Colonel Leroy McAfee (to
whom "The Clansman" is dedicated), was
grand titan of the Ku Klux Klan.
A member of an old North Carolina
family, Mr. Dixon, had heard from his own
people the story of their wrongs. To all
this he added a careful study of the sub
ject. He had access to the secret ritual ana
he talked with members of the Klan. But
the matter of the Ku Klux Klan is anethev
story. Sufficient to say, one has but to
read "The Clansman" to realize that Mr.
Dixon has entered himBelf Into the spirit of
"Do you wrlto rapldlyT" I asked Mi.
"Well, that depends," he replied. "Bom
days I write 600. words; some days B.Onu.
The One Woman" was written In thirty
days. The actual writing of the first draft
of The Clansman was fifty-nine days.
Emotional chapters are a great strain on
me. I use myself up to the limit."
"Do you revise much?" I asked.
"I cut JO, words out of The Clans
man," " he said.
I asked Mr. Dixon what, in his opinion.
sentimental poetry; It remained for a New
Jersey farmer to clinch sentiment with a
He wanted a boy to pick his grupes, snd
went among his neighbors looking for one
Who whistled. He found such a boy with.,
out difficulty, and sept him up the ladder
with the order not to cease whistling until
the last grape was picked.
Any one who has tried to whistle and eat
grapes at the same time knows how little
of the farmer's harvest was deflected into
the boy's stomach. But the tale recalls
that older on of the boy whose father
sent him down collai to draw a pitcher
of cider, and ordered him to whistle while
1. was doing it. The whistle cursed for a
time, however, and then went on again.
When the boy reappeared he was asked
why he had stopped.
"Only to wet my whistle," he said.
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that the organization must be kept on an
educational basis to save it from extinction,
and through their effort It has become a
pwer for good In many localities and has
been of r great service to the farmer.
County, state and national societies have
been organized1 and no other large bodies
Thomas Dixon and
was: the- novelist's first qualification and he
said: "The power to express a problem in
terms of life like Ibsen. . Then," lie con
tinued, "I don't think the writer ought to
be hampered by the limitation of formal
style. I believe an author should plunge
Into his subject, . develop It In a logical,
dramatized way." Mr. Dixon himself is one
of the best exponents .of this. . In d-senso
he has violated afl literary traditions in his
books, but to offset this there have been
tremendous vigor and virility, a genuine
story Instinct and a rare appreciation of a
A Literary Confession.
Mr. Dixon made a very interesting con
fession. "You know," he Bald, "I deter
mined to be a wrltor when I was a boy.
It has really been a life ambition. I had
the privilege of starting the student paper
at Wake Forest college In North Carolina
and the first story I wrote was singularly
enough a Ku Klux story.
"I determined not to write a novel until
I was 40 years old. I believe that a man
who writes should know life before he
begins to write about it"
"But didn't you write Action before the
forty years' time limit was up?" I asked.
Mr. Dixon smiled. "Yes," he said. "You
see I have lived a pretty strenuous life
and when I was 36 I felt that I had skipped
a few years and my conscience didn't hurt
me. All my work In the pulpit was In a
sense preparation for literary work. Be
sides, I have long had the Idea of a
trilogy of southern novels dealing with
the race problem. 'The Leopard's Spots"
clamored to be written. In that book I
tried to tell the story of the negro from
his enfranchisement to his disfranchise
ment, while In "The Clansman" I have
tried to reveal the meaning of the Ku
Klux Klan that overturned reconstruction
rule and preserved the Integrity of the
Anglo-Saxon race In the south. I really
believe that the story of the Klan forms
one of the most dramatio chapters In ths
history of the Aryan race,
"Well, to return to the matter of writing.
I wrote The Leopard's Spots' In a whirl
and sent It to Doubleday, Page & Co., who
accepted It by wire."
Colonisation the Segro.
Since Mr. Dixon has devoted his best
literary talents to an interpretation of
the negro problem, I asked him what he
thought would be the solution. .
His eyes flashed and he stood up. Again
he was an orator, for he said, dramatic
ally: "The solution! There Is only one
solution and that 1s to colonize the negro.
The black problem will be the eternal
problem of the south. If the negro Is
not sent away there will be a race war."
In "The Clansman" Mr. Dixon mokes Lin
"I have urged the colonization of the
negroes, and I shall continue until it is
accomplished. My emancipation proclama
tion was linked with this plan. Thousands
of them have lived In the north for a
hundred years; not one U the pastor of
a white church, a Judge, a governor, a
mayor or a college president. There is
no room for two distinct races of white
men In America, much less two distinct
races of whites and blacks. We can have
no Inferior senile class, peon or peasant.
We must assimilate or expel. The Ameri
can Is a citizen king or nothing. I can
conceive of no greater calamity than the
assimilation of the negro Into our social
and political life as our equal. A mulatto
citizenship would be too dear a price to
pay even for emancipation."
"This reminds me of a story," continued
Mr. Dixon. "Once when I was in Cleve
land on a lecture tour a well known and
highly respected negro lawyer of that city
Skked me what I thought of the ntro
" 'Colonization,' I replied.
"'But,' said the lawyer, 'what ubout
the good 'negroes like Bishop Turner and
" 'You've got to go and keep the others
good,' I replhd."
Tha Urlala of "The f laasaiaa."
It is Interesting to tell in this connection
the story of the origin of "The Clansman."
Once, while the guest of Senator "Pitch
fork " Tillman in South Carolina, Mr. Dixon
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of farmers can so quickly and thoroughly
co-operate In measures pertaining to the
interests of the farmer as those belonging
to this order.
Edncatlooal Features ' Predominate.
It Is very largely through the efforts of
heard of a North Carolinian who killed a
negro soldier who had Insulted a whlto
woman on a train. The negro's companion
leaped from the train and summoning com
rades marched to the depot In time to meet
the train. The defender of tho woman's
honor had gotten off, however, but an
other white man was arrested and charged
with. the killing, and at a drum-head court
martial was sentenced to be shot.
Whenlhe man who did the Bhootlng heard
of it he promptly surrendered to the black
troops and ' was executed. A monument
was recently raised to him. Mr. Dixon was
so deeply imprtmt.i with the tale that he
wove out of it the story of "The Clans
man." It is highly probable that Mr. Dixon's
next novel, the last of the race trilogy,
will be called "The Traitor." It will deal
with the race problem as It confronts the
A Yonthtol Experience.
Mr. Dixon's reference to his youthful am
bition to be a writer recalls the very strik
ing fact hitherto unpublished, that be was
the youngest member of the North Carolina
legislature. He was 20 years old when he
was elected. His first speech was an im
passioned defense of a bill that he had In
troduced to pension disabled confederate
soldiers. It was the first bill of the kind
Introduced In the whole south. At that time
Mr. Dixon was a lawyer, which profession
he abandoned to. enter the ministry, where
he achieved a remarkable reputation, For
years he was perhaps the best known pulpit
orator In America and the most sensational,
too. His sermons were syndicated and were
read every Monday morning alt over the
His itrenaons Life.
Mr. ' Dixon's Ufa has been crowded with
dramatic and exciting Inoldents, but non
was mere sensational than his encounter
with Tammany, when ha was pastor, of
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thee agricultural snel.tifs that the fainter
today enjoys the benefit. derived from the
creating of Hie Department of Agriculture,
with a representative In the cabinet, and
the cKtabllshmeut of the agricultur jl ex
periment stations and the Tanners' insti
tute. These, with the agricultural press,
are the greatest factors toda.' In the edu
cational advancement '' the laini.r.
The Deparinnnt of Agriculture and ths
agiicultural colkge have opened up a field
for specialists in all lines of tigric jliure.
These men of "one idea" l.uve become en
thusiasts and have rallied ubtit them
those who are interested in their particu
lar branch of agriculture. This has led to
the forming of the special organizations to
promote each branch of agricultural effort.
t'o-oerat ion of the Societies.
In former years at the different Ftate and
national meetings questiom: of general In
terests were discussed In one general meet
ing. At prtstj.t. by the co-operation of the
executive officers of the various agiicul
turnl societies, the meetings are held dur
ing the same week, hut separate programs
are prepared for each association, which
hold their meetings du ng the day In dif
ferent halls. In the evening men of na
tional reputation address general mass
In this connection we print a picture of
ex-Govarnor W. D. Hoard of Wisconsin
and ex-Governor Robert W. Furnas of Ne
braska. This photograph was taken on the
Nebraska state farm at Lincoln during the
the People's church In New York City.
In view of Dr. Parkhurst s recent charge
that tho "lid" was off, It Is well worth re
calling. Dr. Parkhurst, after a personal
Investigation, made his first and now fa
mous attack on Tammany graft and cor
Tuptlon in municipal life. The only New
' York preacher who came to the support
of the doctor was Dr. Dixon. In a fiery
sermon delivered at Association hall at
Twenty-third street and Fourth avenue,
where he conducted the People's church,
he bitterly assailed Tammuny and de
nounced the officials that the organization
had forced on the city. His principal tar
get was the excise commissioner, whom
Dr Dixon scathingly arraigned as a crook.
As a result, he was Indicted by tho grand
Jury on the charge of criminal libel and
arrested. The warrant was served by four
detectives. He was taken to the Jefferson.
Market Jail, where he gave bond. That
night, with the aid of some newspaper
friends, he obtained the records of the
members of the grand Jury. He found out
that twelve of them were Tammany heel
ers, with bad records.
The Jury had been packed.
He announced through the papers that
on the following Sunday, he would de
nounce the Jury. Two hours before the
doors of Association hall were opened the
streets were crowded: with people. Mr.
Dixon preached to an enormous audience
and he mercilessly arraigned the Tam
manyltes In the Jury. He was cheered.
The sermon created a profound sensation.
In a few days he was visited by the dis
trict attorney, who said the indictment was
a mistake and had been filed away.
"Then somebody has lied," said Mr.
Dixon. And) the next Sunday he flayed the
Subsequently the New York clergy ral
lied to Dr. Parkhurst and there was a
cleansing of the Tammany stables.
But the Tammany incident was only on
of many. "The On Woman" was violently
assailed by th socialist Many of th
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state agricultural meetings.
Ex-Governor Hoard, who Is a recognized
authority on duiry matters, had Just de
livered an address before the State Dairy
men's association. Ex-Governor Hoard was
present and delivered an address at the
first State Dairymen's meeting held In Ne
braska, twenty years ago, and this was his
tirst visl; to the Nebraska dairymen since
that time. '
LOO CABIN IN WHIOH MR.
friends of Dr. Herron, on whose career the
book is said to have been founded, were
The anarchists were offended too. Mr.
Dixon received a great many threatening
letters. One Chicago anarchist said he was
coming over to New York to kill him. He
Shortly after the publication of "The
One Woman," Mr. Dixon retired from the
lecture platform. He had made a great
success. Previously he had left the minis
try. His views were too liberal to suit th
As pastor of the People's church, he had
preached to thousands of people at the
Academy of Musio In New York. Here
every Sunday afternoon people of all
creeds were welcomed and topics of popu
lar Interest were discussed. But his de
sire to write got the better of this Idea.
At Home in Old Virginia.
Although Mr. Dixon retains his New York
citizenship and votes there, he spends at
least six months of the year at his beautiful
estate, Elmlngton Manor, In Virginia. Her
in a fin old colonial mansion he lives the
life of a country gentleman and dispenses a
generous hospitality. It is one thing to see
Mr. Dixon in his New York study; It Is
quite another to know him In the country.
He was born on a farm and the old love of
the soil Is still with him. He wears old
clothes and a slouch hat, rides over bis
placs of 500 acres or runs his launch In
Chesapeake bay. The "big house," as th
servsnts call It, after the delightful old
Virginia fashion, with Its stately pillars,
fares tho east. You can stand on the broad
porch and watch the sunlight gleam on the
rippling blue waters of the bay. Around
the house are noble gray elms and stretch
ing down to the water's edge Is a fine lawn.
Elmlngton Manor comprises a crown
grant. It is a hlstorio country. Across u
Bacon drove Lord Berkeley and his troops
long before the revolution. It Is In Glouces
ter county, which has not yet knewn the
shriek of a locomotive. Mr. Dixon has his
own post office, called Dixon.
A Lost Study.
Almost within sight of the mansion Is a
simple log cabin built by Mr. Dixon him
Tardy Contributions to
STRANGER who refused to give
bis name culled at the Baltimore
Jb flhlo tirkttt nftlrt nt Ku npi.
jtjrl ville, O.. and handed Agent J. 11.
LdiO 5.05, which, he said, was In
payment for a scalper's ticket on which he
had ridden from Cincinnati to Zanesvllle
fifteen years ago. His counlenca hud
The Kansas Southwestern, a short brunch
road running out of Arkansas City, has
opened up a conscience fund account. Home
time ago the agent at Caldwell received the
following letter: "Agent Will you pleuse
send the addres of the superintendent of
the 'Frisco depot, or where shall I write to
make a wrong right?"
The required address was given, and th
following letter came as a response: "Deal
Sir When I was a small child I took soma
of the railroad's coal, which I wuth'to pay
for, as I am now a child of liod, und beavtn
nil lost souls are my only iK-slres."
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Ex-Governor W. D. Hoard.
SIN ATTENDED TUB FIRST STATra
KKA TWENTY YEARS AGO-H1H NEXT
EN WAS DELIVERED LAST WEEK AT
Ex-Governor Furnas has been Identified!
with the agricultural Interests of Nebraska
for fifty years and has taken an active
part in the organization of the State Board,
of Agriculture and the State Horticultural
It has been through the persistent efforts)
of specialists of this kind that agriculture
holds the prominent position It does toda
In the United States.
DIXON WTIOTE "THE CLANSMAN."
self. It Is sixteen feet wide and twenty
three feet long. At one end Is a huge fire
place, whera whole logs crackle. Here Mr.
Dixon works when he Is at home. Hera
are some of his favorite books Fro u do,
Eliot, Dickens. He is a student of his
tory. Tho ' study of th reconstruction
has made It necessary to acquire a larga
library on this subject alone. He reads
little fiction, but Is a great admirer of
James Lane Allen.
In the log study the greater part of "Tha
Clansman" was written, Mr. Dixon is an
Intense admirer of Abraham Lincoln. "Tha
Clansman" shows this and Interprets th
real attitude of Lincoln toward the south
In those soul-trying days before a nation's
wounds were healed.
If you should happen to b at Elmlngton
Manor In the winter the chances ara that
you would be roused from your bed soma
cold morning to see your host standing be
fore you In a shooting Jacket and urging
you to Join him In a duck hunting expedl
Mr. Dixon Is an enthustastlo sportsman.
He spends weeks roughing It In Gloucester
and adjacent counties. He Bleeps In a
shack and Is in the open all day lone.
Often he goes duck hunting In his launch
Once his launch got caught In a blizzard,
and was Icebound a wsek. Th party on
board Included several New York people.
The coal gave out and part of th boat
was used for fuel. Finally Mr. Dixon made
his way over tha Ice to th land. !
A Itrlklutr Personality.
This is Thomas Dixon tha man. At 41 ho
is a plctureaqu and vlrll foro In tha '
making of American notion. 'Tha
Leopard's Spots" has been called an epochs
making novel and there Is every reason to
believe that "The Clansman" will tak an
equally Impressive place. There art people
who maintain that Mr. Dixon la sensa
tional; that he is raking th ashes of at
fire long dead. But no on can deny that
he has sincerely set about tha task of un
folding the tragedy of tha reconstruction
and In so doing has created a distinct
literature. He ha given to tha north m
real Idea of the white man's burden In ths)
south. L F. MARC06SON.
the Conscience Fund
In the letter was enclosed a postofTlc or
der for 78 cents.
A remarkable rase has been brought to
the attention of tha manager of th Texas
& Fuel He railroad by a letter which ha has
rocelved from W. L. Marina; of Marcellna,
Mo., who lost a leg by being run over by at
train while employed on that road as a
He was paid 3,000 by the company in set
tlement of th Injury. Marines letter
reads: "Four years ago I worked for th
Texas 4 Pacific, and at that time I was
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flunnce of liquor I purposely lost my leg.
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hope of heaven is sure. I want to make
this confession, as ths Good Book requires
us to do. I have bput this money that I
have received from you and am willing to
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