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TUB OMAIIA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 5. VJUT.
. SATURDAY,. MAY 11, 1907
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Keystone Park adjoins the village of Benson on the "west extending north from Main Street to Military Avenue; being a sub-division of the "Keystone
Stock Farm," containing 550 acres of the most beautifully lying land in Douglas County. We have sub-divided this into
Only 78 Tracts of from 2 to 20 Acres Each
Fronting on beautiful winding drives, lined on each side with two rows of healthy shade trees? every tract having a building site with a beautiful
and commanding view. To appreciate its beauty you must see it. . V
Some one will be on the ground all day today to show parties over it, although stakes are nofall set. Make your selection now, as 78 tracts are not
very many and will not last long at the rate people are inquiring for them. Nearly one-fifth of entire acreage has already been spoken for. CAN QUOTE
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS THIS WEEK '
We will take you out any time by appointment this week and show you the land. We will plant trees or shrubs free you to pay wholesale prices
for kind you want. On Saturday May llth for parties interested or'who contemplate purchasing acres we will run automobiles from the end of car in
Benson over the land and return to end
ested do not fail to see it
Fay ne Investment Co.
Main, Floor, New York Life Building
Telephone Douglas 1781.
BLIND IN A HURRY TO READ
They Want to Learn flow That They EaT
a Macai ne.
FEATS DONE BY PEOPLE WHO CAN'T SEE
Increased Demudi oh Mrs. Kellock,
Teacher of the Adnlt Blind San
hlne Brought by Books
Into Darkeued Live,
NEW. YORK. May 1 Mrs. Frances
Kellock, the teacher for the adult blind
employed by the Publlo Library for the
Blind, finds that her work has been greatly
Increased by the publication of the Matilda
"Since the first number came out In
March,"' she said to a Bun reporter. "It
seems as If every blind person In this city
had determined to learn to read, and what's
more, they don't wont to mlesi another
number of that magazine. It's the most
wonderful thins that ever happened to
"Lots of my old people who read only
the Moon type have Bent to me post haste
to teach them the New York point of the
American Braille. You see, the Moon Is
the easiest type to learn, but now that the
magazine Is published In these two ys
tema even the timid are learning to read
"I go everywhere from Mount Vernon
to the Battery. One or two days I spend
at Blackwell's Island. Boms of my pupils
live In tenement cellars and others In lux
- urlous homes. They are of all ages and all
One Example of Work.
"One of them Is an old Irishman who Irves
alone In a rear tenement down in Green
wich village. One day when I was In hts
neighborhood I ran In to see him. He
fame to the door himself, and when I an
nounced that I'd come to see him he asked:
" 'What can you be wanting of old
man like me, lady V
"I went right to the point and said, 'I've
come to teach you to read so that you'll
j have something to do when you are here
"'What, lady? Not funny books so that
M can laugh? Why, it seems as if there
isn't anything I'd like so much.'
"I gave him his first le-son that day,
and In a few weeks I told him that he was
doing splendidly, lie remonstrated.
" 'Don't be tellin" me thst now. It means
you won't be comln' any more.'
"One time I was late In getting to his
place and went clattering over the pavin?
stones of the yard In a great hurry. He
was waiting for me with ono of his bits of
" 'I thought I heard an angel's footsteps,
and here she comes,' he said.
The Unit book he read was 'Mrs..
Wlggs,' and I shall never fcrget how he
" 'Well, now. Mis' Kellock,' he said when
I came to see how he liked It, 'if you're
wanting to kill off all your blind people
Just send them "Mrs. Wlggs." Why, I walk
around and like to die a-laughlng. Seems
as If I'd most explode when I think of
them (ourltif soup down that half dead
"Tu know my pupils axe living sermons
to me, M m Kellock went on. "They are
the most patient of people. I have never
once heard a complaint It la pathetlo
work. . l
"One day I went to see a very old man
who had been blind for twenty-five years.
When asked him If he did not And his
eviction a burden, he sald:
" 1 Can't complain, lady, about blindness
Finest Spot in
when I think of what my Savior did for
"He was living In a barren, desolate
home, too, with scarcely a chair or a table.
I Just set to work to bring a little sun
shine Into his life. I was determined that
blessed old hero should learn to read, no
matter how long It took.
"He was afraid he was too old. It's
strange how little confidence the blind
have. Even when they are most eager they
never-pay, 'I'm sure I can learn." It's al
ways, 'Oh, do you think I could ever read
"Well. I left him a Moon alphabet and
told him I'd come In again soon and start
him on the primer. The book ho wanted
to read most was Garfield's life, and it
wasn't long before I brought him the first
volume. Hut, bless his heart, even then
he didn't believe he could ever read It.
But I said he must try and I'd come back
In two weeks and see how be was getting
on. Well, It was In less than a week that
I was In the library and saw that very
" 'What's this?' I asked the librarian.
" 'That pupil of yours on Barrow street
sent' this back and wanted the second vol
ume.' "Well, you know, I Just sat down and
said, 'Thank God for that.' Blnce then he's
read as many as four books a week, and
now I've had to teach him the New York
Point so that he can read the Magazine.
Hever Gives One Vp.
"As long as a pupil really wants to learn
I never give him up," said the teacher in
reply to a question as to the length of her
course. "I've had them learn In a week
and I have one pupil that I taught regu
larly for a year and a halt before she could
read with any facility.
"It's a wonder to me how they ever learn
at all. I myself read their books with my
eye. If they are very nervous as many
are they find It difficult. Then some of
them have poor circulation' In their fingers
and that dulls their sense of touch.
'"One of my pupils used to say, 'Days
when I can feel I can't think, and when
I can think I can't feel.' It took her months
to learn; now she reads and writes beau
tifully. "They are very ambitious and so per
severing, but sometimes they get discour
aged and tell me I needn't come again; but
I say, "Goodness, you needn't think I won't
come. We'll keep at this If It take five
years." Then when I see them really read
ing you don't know the satisfaction It gives
me. For of all the burdens God has given
I think blindness is the hardest to bear.
"Reading makes the greatest difference
In their Uvea They often tell me that It's
next best to having their sight back again.
You see, my pupils have all gone blind
since they have grown up.
Birth of the Library.
"Richard Ferry, who was the first presi
dent of the library, used to say that If It
began to bring as much happiness Into ths
lives of the blind as he hoped. It would
more than compensate him for his own
blindness. When he lost his sight at 66
there wasn't a book In this city he could
read. His niece, Mrs. Clara Williams, set
to work and started a tiny library. Now
It has grown to 3,000 volumes and when the
new building at Forty-second street Is
flnlahod we are going to have One quarters
and as many books as we want.
1 "Mrs. Williams has given her life to it
and we have a tablet going up In our new
library to commemorate her labor of love.
In 1M the library became Incorporated In
the public library system and that with
the new postal ruling which admits reading
matter for the blind to the mails free has
carried our books to all the blind of the
"You'd be surprised to know what some
of my f Uiils accomplish. They are not
an Idle lot by' any means. I have one w ho
of car line.
seeds raisins for a bakery and gets 60 cents
a day. Another sells papers In a booth
and I have taught him between customers
sitting upon a stool and waiting while he
"Another one that I found on Black-
well's island and taught to read and writ?
turned out to have 'fought In the Philip
pines. He was only 32, but he had fallen
blind and had no friends and no way of
earning a living, so he had become - a
charge on the state.
"We got him Into the Soldiers' home In
Washington and the other day when I went
Into our library I found the most beautiful
hand copied edition of "The Day's Work.'
He had done It and presented It to our
library and he Is going to do 'Helena
Ritchie' for us next. He does that work
regularly for a firm In Cincinnati and
gets as much as fi0 a book."
HALE OLD TEA TASTERS
Sampling- the Tipple of Womanhood
Proves Good for the Health
' of Men.
Tasting tea for a living is the occupation
or twelve men in Boston. There were
thirteen, but the death of Michael Glllett
a few day ago broke the ranks.
Michael GlUett was hale and hearty up
to the day of his death, despite the asser
tion that tea Is Injurious when taken fre
quently or In large quantities. Mr. Glllett
was 71 when he died and, had never had the
services of a doctor during the period of
his occupation as a tea taster.
What are a tea taster's duties? He
must distinguish the mixture of two blends;
point out. In each separata Instance, If
the mixtures are of equal grades; he must
know to a nicety the difference between
a pure brand and an Inferior one; he must
know the taste of every Individual sort of
tea not an easy thing, when it Is remem
bered that brands of tea are many, nnd the
blends are constantly being reblended.
In ten years time a tea taster cannot
be deceived as to the history or nationality
of any tea In the world. He can prevent
his firm from being deceived, for he has
drunk tea with milk, cream, lemon straight,
served aeeordlns to the peculiar wish of
evwy nation. He Is sent to China. Japan,
Russia, India, to study the tea brew of
each tea drinking nation.
Tea tnstera are seldom seen st work,
but H. L. MacLean of Broad street Is an
exception In this respect.
"Twenty years In the business," said
Mr. MacLean. "and I am not yet dead.
How do I taste tea? Well, I put the sample
In covered cups, made specially for the
purpose, and skim along eight or ten cups
at a Urns.
"I put milk In some to test the color,
cream In others to test ths quality and
lomon In some to test the nature of the
"I seldom taste more than a quarter
teaspoon of each cub and only swallow
enough to get the simple taste. One sip
la enough for me to determine all I want
"Doea tea hurt me?- Well, I drink two
or three cups several times a day with
my meals, and It hasn't hurt me yet. I
never drink tea without straining, as It
atews If you drink It with the leaves.
"Never add hot water to the tea left
on the leaves. It mskes It strong and bitter;
It Is tannin then and not tea. I never allow
tea to stand more than seven minutes and
I never weaken It.
"There are not more than a few genuine
tea tasters, and only three In Canada, where
I hail from. Tea tasting Is a science in ths
east, but Is practically neglected here."
Jf yon have anything to trade advertise
It tn the For Exchange columns of Ths
Bee Want Ad page.
Douglas County for a Country Home.
Ready by Opening Day.
leave car line every
PIGMIES MUCH LIRE APES
F(uni Livinr in Trees in the Tropical
CANNIBALS NOT CIVtN TO RACi SUICIDE
Viscount Monntmorres the First
Writer to Have a Glimpse of
Thru- Hoppfol View of
Congo Natives' Fntnre.
The report which Viscount Mountmorres
made to the British Foreign office of his
eight months of Investigations In the Congo
Free State hag Just been published. He
adopted the unusual plan of keeping away
from the beaten paths and the main lines
of communication as much as possible.
He covered about 3,400 miles'- a large part
of the way on foot or In native canoes
manned by blacks whom he picked up at
the villages. He has nothing to say of the
hackneyed and writes only of peoples who
are not yet well known to readers, of Afri
He followed, to be sure, one well traveled
route, the Ubangl river, the largest tribu
tary of the Congo; but what he has to say
about the Ubangl tribes Is new. It Is a
curious fact that though some of the most
flourishing stations of the whites are scat
tered along this great river scarcely a book
has been written that even mentions these
Mountmorres has now supplied the lack
ing Information. He also pushed far
through the great tropical forest and came
across the lowest type of pigmies, of whin
we had previously heard only vague re
ports. Mountmorres In fact saw them only
tor a minute, but he Is the first writer who
has seen them at all.
Glimpse of the Pigmies.
He was forcing his way through the dense
forest when some tiny arrows fell close to
him and looking up In the trees he saw
what seemed to be a number of chimpan
zees springing from branch to branch and
then stopping to look at the Intruder, after
the manner of the larger apes. He thinks
that none of them was over three feet nine
Inches In height.
They were entirely nsked. had features
as flat and foreheads as receding as the
chimpanzee, and. If It were not for their
use of the bow and arrow, they would be
taken for apes. They ahowed their teeth
and Jubbered Just as apes do, and it was
difficult to Imagine that the noises they
emitted could form an Intelligent language.
All we had heard of them was that they
live In the trees. The explorer had no op
portunity to Investigate this question, for
he would have been compelled to fire on
the pigmies In self-defence If he had re
mained under those trees.
Mr. Wieslet, a state official, told him that
be had broken In upon a group of these
strange little people tn exactly the same
way, and he assured the explorer that he
had seen their habitations, which consist of
shelters In the forks of the trees made by
plaiting the smaller boughs together. An
other white man In the neighborhood alsj
told him that he had seen them retreating
into Just such shelters as Mr. WIeslet de
scribed. As for Mountmorres, he was so busy
watching the little men and women spring
ing from one -branch to another with the
agility of monkeys that It did not occur to
him to look for any shelters.
The most remarkable feature of the
Dongo cannibals on the lower Ubangl Is
their prolificness. A family of twenty wives
and fourscore children Is by no means a
rarity, and sometimes a man brings for
ward over 100 of his own offspring.
As the slate has full control over them
hour and half hour from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p. m. If inter-
D. V. Sholes Co.
HO Board of Trade Building"
Telephone Douglas 49. '
they Vio longer indulge In cannibal prac
tices, though they still declare that human
flesh of the white man Is superior to that
of the black, because- It has a slightly salt
ish, taste. They say they know because
they ate a white man ten years ago. These
are the people who refused to sell vegetable
food to the first explorers that visited them
except In exchange for men to eat.
. Mountmorres says there Is a remarkable
difference between the forest dwellers and
those who live on the plain. The forest
people, living in perpetual twilight and
skulking along their game tracks, are the
most primitive of human beings; while the
plain dwellers. In the full glare of day,
lusty and Intelligent, busy themselves with
numberless crafts and industries.
He found the Banza tribe of the upper
Ubangl distinguished fjr physical beauty
and with an Indigenous civilisation for
which they owe nothing either to the whites
or the Arabs. Their chiefs have hlsh In
telligence and quick reasoning powers and
are very apt in setort.
Some .Domestic Arrangements.
Bach village has a maternity home to
which prospective mothers are sent for
comforts and conveniences that they do
not have at home. As the care of young
children tends to keep many wives from
their work the little ones are placed to
gether In large shady spaces surrounded
with meshed nets and women are assigned
to look after them. Their Industries are
numerous and quite highly developed and
the American white potato Is now one of
their field crops. ,
In the areas set apart as rubber conces
sions, where the blacks have been mal
treated and in a few other districts where
they seldom meet white men, the natives
fled at the explorer's approach, but every
where else he was received with the great
est friendliness. All along the Ubangl the
Inhabitants came flocking down to the
water's edge, shouting and cheering as soon
as the approach of the white man's canoe
They gave him many presents of food,
and men eagerly volunteered for the work
of paddling his canee to the next village.
He found also that In the northeastern part
of the Congo State many of the tribes are
coming under the Arab influence and the
raw natives are rapidly taking on more
civilized habits of life. This writer. In fact,
takes a very hopeful view of the future of
the Congo natives.
NEW REMEDY FOR DYSENTERY
French Physician Becores Satisfactory
nesnlts from Treatment by
Seram from Horses.
PARIS, May 4. (Special.) A communica
tion has Just been made to the Academy
of Medicine by Dr. Valllard announcing
the satisfactory results that continue to be
obtained In the cure of baclllary dysentery
by the use of a serum obtained from horses.
During the last year 241 cases of baclllary
dysentery were treated by him and other
Jpractltlonera according to this method,
with the result that the mortality due to
that Infection waa meaaurably diminished.
A few hours only after the first Injection
the abdominal palna become less severe.
The treatment Is all the more effective tn
proportion as It Is applied In the early
stage of the malady. -Dr. Valllard affirms
that anti-dyaenterte serum Is the only spe
cific remedy for baclllary dysentery.
Bad Stomach loable Cared.
Having been sick for the last two years
with a bad stomach trouble, a friend gave
me a dose of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets. They did me so much good
that I bought a bottle of them and have
oaed twelve bottles la alL Today I an
well of a bad stomach trouble Mrs. Jofe
Lowe, Cooper, atalua.
TRAMP PHOTOGRAPHY PAIS
All Want Pictures, Eays the Man Wh
Has Tried It.
TALE TOLD BY MAN FROM MISSOURI
Backwoodsman Hesltntes to Go
Town for that Purpose, but
We'll Pay the Man Who
Comes to II I m.
MACON. Mo., May 4. "From an exam
ination of the latter 'day magazines one
would think only good looking people had
their pictures taken, but the truth Is
homely people furnish more bread and meat
to the photographer," said P. H. Hall, who
has a local studio. "From five years' ex
perience as a 'tramp' or 'tent photographer'
I've learned that curious lesson of human
nature. It's harder to get a beauty before
a camera than It Is a homely ptrson. Why,
the Lord only knows. I can't find the an
swer to that fact. The people of the back
country are the best ratrons when you
get out among 'em. They're shy about
going Into the towns and facing the picture
box, but when you get out where they live
they line up brave as soldiers.
"The tramp photographer's harvest comes
from the settlements off the railroads. We
often put up our tent in a place that had
only a blacksmith shop and a conblnatlon
postofflce and store. During the five years
we were roughing It this way my partner
Jim Dawson and I made 118.000 apiece.
I've never done anything like that In my
Advance Work Coants.
"Our photos were the old red gloss finish
and would last as long as the subject. A
man travelod two weeka ahead selling for
25 cents tickets good for tl on an order for
a dozen photos which were listed at S3.
The advance man kept all he made on sale
of tickets and was no expense to us. He
never missed a family and we generally
found the whole township waiting for us
when we reached the postofflce.
"If a man wanted to be taken with his
wife or baby or a prize colt the price was
10 cents extra per head. When a youth
drove up In a buggy with his sweetheart
the price was SO rents advance, because of
the three additional heads the girl and
two horses. In some communities, where
they'd stand for It, we posed young lovers
with their arms entwined In a painted
flower garden. This was a very fetching
design and cost 25 cents on top of the list.
There were Instanaee where those pictures
figured later In breach of promise suits.
"One day In the northwestern part of
Missouri Jim and I were Invited to attend
a plcnla back In the woods and to bring our
picture box along. Dinner was served
under the trees, the girls and boys sitting
around a big cloth. Jim, who had strolled
off by himself, suddenly returned and
showed me a little garter snake be had
" 'Shin up a tree. Pearl,' he said, 'and
drop this thing In the middle of 'em; It'll
be worth all kinds of money to us.'
Snake on the Tablecloth.
"I caught the 'idea and got the wriggler
planted right tn the center of the table
cloth. There were Immediate results. Olrls
rolled, tumbled and twined In every direc
tion, amid shleks of terror loud enough
to shake the trees. While the uproar wus
on I oould soe that partner of mine coolly
snapping his Instrument and changing
plates. Nobody seemed to think of him
but me, and I slid down the tree In a hurry
to help him run.
" That ought to bring us a hundred.
Pearl,' he said, after we got out of range.
.me nexi aay a couple or young men
Came In. Unit Snvavolv thraat.nA.1
the law. on us If we didn't produce the
plates of the fominlne pantomime and
destroy them. But Jim was something on
the bluff himself; he told them they'd have
to produce the law that said we couldn't
take any sort of pictures wc might want,
and he added those plates were ours nnd we
Intended to make pictures and sell 'em at
SI apiece. '
"The Irate young men left to get a con
stable, but that minion of the law refused
to butt In till they showed him. Then they
came back and offered SuO for the plates.
Jim wanted ITS, but finally, with reluctance,
passed them over for 15". Without examin
ing their purchase the chivalrous young
men threw the plates on the ground and
crushed them under their heels.
"I picked up a fragment of the broken
glass and saw It was the negative of a
barn some hundred miles away.
" 'Jim,' I said, 'you didn't give 'em the
" 'I give "em the plates I used," he re
plied. 'I was clear out of freoh ones when
you turned the snake loose, and so I
Jammed In what I had. They did Just ss
Why the "Tramp" Flourishes.
"The reason the tramp photographer get
the business Is because the people of the
backwoods don't like to go into a studio
when they visit the larger towns. They
are shy, the reason being their duds may
not be quite up to- thu fashion standard,
and they think the town nrtlst will laugh,
at them. But when you go with your outfit
right where they vegetate they will stand
for being photographed.
"We struck a village named Browntng
In the winter of 114 Then the place was
unknown to fame, but soon after we ar
rived It was talked about from ocean to
ocean because of the killing of the Meeks
family by George and Dili Taylor, two
wealthy bankers and stockmen. Bill was
hanged, but George broke Jail and is still
"Well, that affair furnished business for
the 'tramp photographers.' We were John
nie on the spot. George and Dill had been
among our early customers, and when
newspapers began wiring for pictures wo
were there with the goods. We also took
photographs of the scene and of the bodies.
For a while we had to work night and day
at printing. There were no other pho
tographers, and the demand for the murdor
pictures waa constant. We cleaned up an
even. 11,0(0 on that tragedy, and orders
continued to come In right up to the day
of Bill's execution. That event waa taken
In our picture box, giving us a complete
Reflections of a Bachelor.
A woman really likes to go to church so
that her neighbors can t say she doesn't.
Having a reputation for good murals la
making thu peopie with whom you have it
believe you do wnat tney do.
A woman wouldn't be willing to admit
she waa an old u.aid If that was tho surest
way ror nor to gel to heaven.
A woman is not always sure her children
are the smartest In, town, but she never
has any doubt about their being the moot
A man can always prove to hla wife that
he waa on on a businuas trip by bringing
her borne u preaent that he sa cost leas
than she kuosis lie could buy it for in her
town.-New York Preea.
Garibaldi and tho Fiat Fighter.
New York's experience la that aliens' re
sort much more to the dagger or pistol
In quarrels than Americans. The Italians
are particularly sinners In this respect,
regarding ttie knltw us the chivalrous
weapon and flUtkufls as brutal. At least
one eminent Italian would have had his
peopU cultivate boxing. Garibaldi, the
lory gots, when a sea captain, was In
formed by his u-.ate that two Italian sailors
were fighting with their nte. "Let them
alone, growled the grim old hero. "That
Italians will tight with their Hals la ths
beat news I have Heard for tea years,"
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