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VOI j. XXX VIII NO. 'Jo.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEM15EU f,, .DOS.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
WHAT EMINENT MEN SA! OF IT
Scientists and Leaders in Other
Realms Commend Show.
STATESMEN AND KINGS OF TRADE
"MmI Important Aarrlraltnral Rrent
Kr Kuan," Prof. r. O.
Ilolden'a Kalimite of the
Tha national Cora exposition, which
will be held ta Omaha la December, la
tha moat Important agricultural event la
tha Interest of our grain and gross crop
that tha United mates haa ever known.
this Is the entimatlon placed upon tha
Imnortance of the National Corn exposi
tion by Prof. P. a. Holden. the man who
Is conceded to know more about corn than
any other Individual In the world. Tie Is
heed of the agricultural extension depart
ment of the Iowa Stnte college at Ames.
Continuing, Prof. Holden says:
"The educational plans for the exposi
tion and the very liberal premiums of
fered In the many classes has already
creatd a rreat deal of Interest In crop
Improvement. We must get rid of the
nubbins' In our corn fields. The commer
cial prosperity of our country largely de
pends upon our farm corps, and It Is Im
portant that all branches of commerce
should respond, for It means 'millions to
"The agricultural Colleges and experi
ment stations are earnestly supporting the
National Corn exposition."
C ommended by Eminent Men.
Eminent men In the scientific, commer
cial mill industrial world alike have com
mended the National Corn exposition and
whnt It stands for Governors of the
nat agricultural, particularly corn-growing
states, have given their most hearty
lo-opcratlon to It. Senator-elect and
former Governor Cummins of Iowa, as
i liief executive of his great state. Issued
a proclamation on the exposition, so Im
portant did ha regard It. Hera la hla
Mute of Iowa Executive Department By
There will be held In the city of Omaha,
In the state of Nebraska, from December
to 19. isms, the National Corn exposition.
in Iowa, agriculture is and will prob
nbly always be the d mlnaut interest, and
amonust our agricultural products corn
standi, without a rival. 'Iowa and Its en
terprising and hospitable city. Council
Hluffs, Joins Nebraska and Omaha as hosts
for the coming exposition, and in the honor
and privilege of extending to other states
n Invitation to unite with them In this
great educational enterprise.
The development of the agricultural
science during the last decade is the, most
remarkable characteristic of the time. I
believe that the growth of knowledge with
respect to agriculture has in this period
Added mora to the material wealth of the
country than haa resulted from any other
brahch of learning, and the fortunate thing
Is that not only haa it. adoed wealth, but
farm life has .been wonderfully beautified
and clotbed with a new Interest. In order
to enlist tha co-operation of the people of
jowa ana to insure an adequate exhibition
of Iowa corn4 arid other cereals at thia na
tional exposition, of which J. Wilkes Jones
la the general manager, I hereby appoint
the following commission, the members of
which will aervs without compensation, to
prepare and Install a suitable exhibit for
the state or Iowa: Prof. P. Q. Holden,
' ehalrman; Charles A. Cameron, y. H.
'Klonnlng. John Cownle. Meiborn McParlln.
George C. White, Asa Turner Henry Wai-
' lure. James AiKinaon. K. i&. Kavllle.
' lr bespeak for the commission the hearty
sevpport of all bur people.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto aet
my hand and caused to be affixed the
great seal of the state of Iowa.
Done at Des Moines this 14th .day of
March, A. D., 1908.
ALBERT B. CUMMINS,
W. B. HATWARD. Secretary of State.
Mexico La Interested.
Mexico appreciates the Importance of the
exposition as thla letter from a high, of
ficial of that republlo will Indicate:
MEXICO. Oct. 8. 1908. P. G. Holden.
Ksq., Iowa Slate College, Ames, la. Dear
Hit: I thank you -for you kind favor of
the !4th ultimo, whereby as chairmaln of
the Iowa commlsnlon for the National
Corn exposition, and aa vice-president of
the said exposition, you invite me to at
tend the second annual exhibition, to be
, new at Omaha, December to 19.
While deeply appreciative of the honor
conveyed, and duly thankful, I own that
my pressing official duties, and the fact
tliat congress is In session, prevent my
Fully alive to the Importance of the Ex
- position, this department shall appoint two
or na omrers in me uepartment or Agri
culture, Mesara. Felix Foea and iRnmon
Garcia Omen, to assist at the exposition
and the instruction and knowledge they
will acquire will, upon, their return, be
transmitted to the farming community of
this county, and doubtlesa prove moat use
ful to them.
Thanking you again for your thoughtful
attention. I remain faithfully yours,
V. D. Cobnrn Praises It.
F. D. Coburn, secretary of the Depart'
ment of Agriculture of the atate of Kan.
aaa, and one of the greatest authorities,
writes the National Cora Exposition, a
"Any Institution that has for Ita object
' tha advancement of the greatest of Amer
lea's cereals is worthy of generous support.
Indian corn is native to America and its
adaptability to conditio na here 1a estab
lished by tha fact that the United mates
grows 80 per cent of the world' a crop. Not
Infrequently this twice outvalues any other
crop of the year. It la the monarch cereal
and buttress of our immense meat-making
"While corn contribute more to the na
tion' wealth than any other growth from
the soil, there la no question that tta yield
can i largely Increased, without widening
tha area devoted to Ita culture, by seed se
lection and Improvement and more closely
studying better methods of culture and its
habits of growth. All these can be pro
moted by the National Corn exposition.
liowever. while tremendously Important,
corn Is but one of the various cereals that
might be advantageously exploited, and
these. It seems to ma, afford the basis for
something practically new and on a large
scale pertinent and profitable.
"It would be excellent, for Instance, If In
a wheat department, aside from the dls
play of grain ha various forms, the whole
process of manufacturing the flour might
be shown by demonstration, and that the
domestic economy section might be an as
tenaion of thla department to Instruct In
Its science. Every department should be
presided over by parties competent to prop
erly explain ail teaturea and their where
fores, and la this our agricultural colleges
and experiment stations would doubtless
gladly co-operate, even to making exhibits.
"Grasses and Ilk products could also add
to ths general attractiveness and merit of
the exposition. For instance, alfalfa, the
greatest of all hay plants, should be cred
ltably exhibited, with Samples of the dlf
rent meals and foods prepared from it,
accompanied by charts and statistics giv
ing information regarding Ita habits, adapt
ability, productivity, profitableness and
"The sxpoeitkm should not primarily be
In ths nature cf a carnival, but a buslusss
enterprise becoming to Oie mighty inter
ests and industries It would represent and
exploit; as an Incident the carnival feature
would be appropriate.
"However arranged. undtr whatever man
agement or wheresoever held. It must be
conducted on a high plane and be essen
tially educational In character. Carried for
ward thus It appears capable of great de
velopment In various directions and Its
ltallroad Officials PpriUt.
P. 8. Eustls, passenger traffic manager
Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy Tallwtay, had
this to say on the subject:
I want to express for myself and the
management of this company our deep In
terest In the National Corn exposition en
terprise end I am particularly glad to hear
that such good progress has been made. I
'Omaha Is a particularly favorable place
t which to hold the National Corn expo
Itlon of 190S and If everybody taktw hold
with the proper spirit the exposition should
be a pronounced success.
While it Is true much has been done to
develop the science of agriculture, there
remains much to do and there is nothing
that the government or the people can
push that will bring such quick cash re
turns aa further development on those lines
and particularly will Nebraska, Iowa and
a large similar area benefit by an Increase
of knowledge of the science of raising corn.
"Arrangements have already been made
to co-operate with you in a practical way
on our road for the success of this enter
prise and if from time to time you see how
we can be of further assistance, just let
Blddle la for It.
W. B. Blddle, third vice president of the
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railway.
writes to J. Wilkes Jones, general manager
of the exposition:
My Dear Mr. Jones:
Your letter of February 19 to President
Wlnchell has been handed me by htm, ow
ing to the fact that he had asked me to
give special attention to the work In which
you are engaged.
I believe the Rock Island road. If not
the pioneer, has at least been In the front
rank in the movement, which has been
growing rapidly during the last few years,
to create an Interest In the better selec
tion of seeds and Improved methods of
agriculture, believing that both the rail
road and the farmer profited by It. We
not only handled seed corn specials under
the direction of the agricultural depart
ments of the various slates, but we have
had for years an agricultural department
of our own under the charge of a commis
sioner, who devotes his entire time to this
"We are satisfied that the National Corn
exposition will stimulate the development
of corn production and will be an important
factor In creating an Interest In agricul
tural science. It is our purpose to aid In
every legitimate way In making your ex
position a success, and our agricultural
commissioner and the other officers of this
company will be glad to aid you In any
and every way that they consistently can."
Governors of Other States.
Governor Coe I. Crawford of South Da
kota sends the following greeting:
I am much gratified to learn that the
National Corn exposition will be held In
the city of Omaha December to 19, 1906.
The service t the entire country of an
exposition of this character cannot be over
estimated. We are coming more and more
to realise that the planting and raising of
crops 1s not dependent upon mere mus
cular labor, but Is In Itself a sclenoe re
quiring special knowledge and the exercise
of Intellect and the highest form of human
Intelligence. Bach year the area In the state
of South Dakota planted to corn Increases
and steadily travels toward the northern
boundary of our atate. It Is fast becoming
our most valuable crop.
I slnoerely hope that South Dakota will
be well represented at this exposition and
shall be glad In every official way to as
sist you In making It a success."
Governor m. W. Hoch of Kansas wrote
the National Corn exposition:
Kansas is one of the great agricultural
states and corn la Its most valuable prod
uct. Tou may depend upon It. therefore,
that the people of this atate will give sub
stantial encouragement to the great Na
tional Corn exposition to be held In Omaha
this year. The culture of com Is a matter
of sclenoe and thla proposed exposition
should be so educational In Its character
as to greatly promote thia practical scl
enoe and result In an appreciable Increase
In the yield of this great cereal In all the
states whose people avail themselves of the
educational advantages of your exposition.
It will give me great pleasure as governor
"Today we need leaders in agri
culture more than captains of in
dustry" "The time is not so far distant
when the agricultural schools will
be the real v universities of the
people." C. R. Davis.
of Kansas to contribute In any way possi
ble to the success of the exposition."
Governor J. Frank Hanly of Indiana
wrote the National Corn exposition:
'As the governor of a great agricultural
people I am greatly Interested in the Na
tional Oorn exposition, to be held In your
city this year. The educational advantages
of the exposition cannot well be overesti
mated, improvement in seed. In methods
of selection and In culture has marked
every exposition held and effort made, and
' J yet we have only begun to appreciate
the Increase In yield and quality that fol
lows from the better knowledge of soils,
seed and culture we have attained. You
have my unqualified wish for a successful
axposttlon. If I oan do anything to assist
you, you maty command ma.
"February U. lsud." -
Tike Wrong; Toons; Man.
A young, man had been calling now and
then on a young woman, when one night as
he sat In the parlor welting for her to come
down her mother entered the room instead
and asked him In a very grave, stern way
what bis Intentions were.
Ha turned very red and was about to
stammer some very Incoherent reply when
suddenly the young woman called down
from the head of tha stairs:
"Mamma, mamma, that Is not the one!"
HOME OF THE EXPOSITION
Auditorium and Annexes Wonderful
in Their Immensity.
EQUIPMENT IS NOT LESS GREAT
Mammoth Stractnree Are ".applied
vrtth Kvery Convenience and
Comfort that Coe Id Be
A very meager idea of the immensity of
the National Corn exposition may be
gained by the pnssersby from a glance at
the small entrance through which thou
sands will pass to see the prise products
of the farm during the next two weeks.
Instead of having some grand arch, indica
tive of something of the grandeur which
might be expected within, the management
has deemed fit to simply build a "front,"
as It were, large enough for the numerous
entrances and exits, across Fifteenth
street, at the coiner of Howard street.
When one Is told that back of that small
entrance lies nearly 25on0 square feet of
floor space It la scarcely believable that so
much space -could be found within the heart
of the tlirobblng metropolis. Yet It Is So.
By housing the alleys and streets, build
ing huge structures on vacant lots and
renting the huge two-story Murphy car
riage manufacturing building the manage
ment has secured four times as much
available spar as was used at the Na
tional Corn exposition at Chicago last year.
Chicago prides Itself on Its exposition
building, which houses such Institutions,
and yet that giant structure would be
scarcely half large enough to handle all
th. exhibits and concessions which will
be shown at the National Corn exposition
which opens its doors In Omaha next
And the space was all needed, too. At
the last moment the director of conces
sions found he had sold space for booths
where Manager GUlan would have to hs.ve
an entrance through which to haul coal
to keep the glunt edifice warm that people
might walk up and down the aisles In
comfort and also sit at the band concerts
and the moving picture shows without
danger of catching a cold. A conces
sionaire had to be thrown out that a win
dow might be uncovered through which coal
mlirht be shoveled to keep the furnaces
Plenty of Heat.
To heat the home of the National Corn
exposition was another problem the direc
tors had to face, but that problem has been
met to the satisfaction of all. That is, a
guarantee has been made that the building
will be kept at the required temperature.
The Auditorium proper has a model heat
ing plant, with a mammoth pair of 12-foot
fans, which keep the air circulating across
the heating plant and through the entire
Auditorium. This has been sufficient In
all kinds of weather to keep the building
heated to the proper temperature. The
problem, however, was to heat the new part
of the structure, that part which is only
housed with rough boards. To do this
forty large sized furnaces have been In
stalled, furnaces of the size which are used
for the heating of large churches with hot
air. These are placed a short distance
apart through the new buildings and will
be connected through the roof directly over
head with smokestacks, but will be with
out hot air pipes. The plan used Is to have
the cold air flue of the furnaces open at
the bottom of the furnaces so the air can
circulate directly through the furnaces and
come out at the top. The smokestacks are
to be asbestos lined to prevent fire.
Office ts Handy.
The visitor to the National Corn exposi
tion" will not have to search all over the
building to find the superintendent of ex
hibits or any other officers of the show,
for the main office of the company has
been moved to a place beside the main
entrance and occupies a place on Fifteenth
street just In front of the Auditorium
proper and just to the left of the entrance
to the exposition. Here will be established
a bureau of Information and here also will
be some competent person in charge at all
times to give any desired Information. .The.
headquarters for the exposition have been
heretofore In The Bee building, but a week
ago It was deemed advisable to move the
offices to the exposition that they might
be within the reach of all the exhibitors
as well as the public. It was at first
planned to use the offices of the Auditorium
company and the manager of the Audi-
torium on the second flooi, but later It was
decided to have tha offloea In the most
convenient place, where they will be ac
ceptable to alL
Telephones will be Installed in all parts
of the exposition buildings and may be
used by everyone. Por the use of ths
public several public stations will be located
In handy places, where one may telephone
from the booths on city or long distance
connections. Fcf the use of the officers
of the show and the exhibitors as well as
the public a telephone exchange will be
placed In the main office with connections
with telephones In all parts of the building.
It Is estimated that thia system of tele
phones will save a lot of running around
rnd will also expedite many matters when
it comes to making awards. The exposi
tion management has left no stone un
turned to make everything bandy for the
large army of exhibitors which will com
to the exposition, which promises to eclipse
anything of Its kind ever held anywhere
in the world.
All Is Changed.
Many will be surprised on entering the
exposition buildings to find the changes
which have been wrought. These who had
expected to sit In the arena of the Audi
torium or In the balcony to listen to the
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HOW OMAHA LANDED TBE EXPO
Tip Came from Jones to Sturgess and
C. C. Rosewater.
IT WAS SEIZED WITH AVIDITY.
Interesting; Story of How Everett
Buckingham Helped Line ly
Railroads, Beglunlng at
All large exposition of national acope
heretofore held have been planned for n
year or more and even then they have
often been a whole year late.
Not so with the National Corn expo
sition. It has been planned less than
eleven months and instead of being late
will begin one day earlier than originally
How did Omaha get the exposition?
T. F. St urges, editor of The Twentieth
Century Farmer, received the first "tip"
that the exposition might be secured for
Omaha In a letter from Prof. J. Wilkes
Jones. Mr. Jones, "the corn show wizard,"
formerly connected with the Iowa State,
Agricultural college at Ames. Is secretary
and treasurer of the National Corn asso
ciation, and he wrote to his friend, Mr.
Bturgess, early In January and Intimated
that Omaha mlg-ht get the big exposition
If it wanted It and went after It In the
right way. There was some slight dif
ficulty and misunderstanding In Chicago
a year ago, whore the first exposition was
held, and for thla reason the officers were
not averse to the big show being taken to
some other city that might be more ap
preciative. Mr. Jones wrote Mr. Bturgess to this
effect, at tho same time apprising him of
the fact that Kansas City and Dee Molnea
were both after It.
Btnrgess and C. C. Rosewater.
Mr. Sturgess then proceeded to busy
himself without any delay and he laid the
matter before C. C, Rosewater, general
manager of The Bee Publishing company.
Here another enthusiast was secured, and
the two then proceeded to Interest other
prominent business men. This was not a
hard task by any means, as alt could at
onoe see the vast advantages In securing
tha expoeltlon for Omaha the advertising
the city would receive, the prominence
given to this section of the country and
the possibility of making the exposition a
As soon aa a little Interest In the under
taking was secured, Mr. Jones was sent
for and he came to Omaha on January
13 and told them first riand that If Omaha
really wanted the exposition and would gt
out and work for It. the probability was
that Omaha could secure It for this yow
end possibly for a few, or more, year
In the future. He looked at the Auditorium
and said It was "fine and rtandv" and
murti more suitable for the show thgn the
Coliseum In Chicago, where the exhibit
was riven lst year. Before the professor
left tat day he told the businesa men
that sn ors-in'ratlon must be formed to
promote and finance the evnnelHon. for
while It Is believed thst the door snd
space receipts will pay the exrenss, the
association requires a guarnteo fund to
cover poe-'Hrt v"-f""v
Baslnras Men Meet.
January 12. thirty business men from
Omaha, twelve from Council Bluffs and a
number from South Omaha gathered In
the Commercial club rooms and Prof
Jones preached to them from the golden
gospel of corn. At the close of his ad
dress, Emll Brandeis of J. L Brandels A
Sons made a motion that the meeting
guarantee 110,000, the mover of the motion
saying be would be one of ten to give
fl.OuO to secure the show. In this he re
ceived the support of J. E. Bauin of the
Spirit of the Corn
4 .-' ,'"
Bennett company, Frank L. Haller of the
Llnlnger Implement company, Rome Mil
ler, C. M. Wllhelni and ethers.
Euclid Martin was chairman of this
early meeting and he appointed C. C.
Rosewater chairman of the general com
mittee on arrangements to secure the big
exposition. With Mr. Rosewater the fol
lowing committee members were appoint
ed: E. J. McVann, J. E. Bauro and Rome
Miller of Omaha; Victor E. Bender and
H. H. VanBrunt cf Council Bluffs; T. B.
McPherson and Everett Buckingham, gen
eral manager of the stock yards at South
(inlet Work la Done.
Ivater, Mr.. WUhelm and Mr. McVann re
tired, C. M. Martin and K, S. Cowglll
being appointed In their places.
Following tills meeting the fore part of
January little was done that showed on
the surface, though the directors were all
collectively and Individually working and
held many meetings where plans were laid
to be carried out later. Prof. Jones also
was on the move and no grass was al
lowed to grow under any one's feet. And
as the days went by the fame, of the corn
show grew apace and In an Incredibly
short time It was known from coast to
coast that Omaha would entertain King
Corn In the arly winter of 1908.
As the show Is a national affair. Senator
Burkett conceived the Idea that the na
tional government should aid it, and there
fore on April 7 offered a couple of amend
ments to the agricultural appropriation
bill then pending In congress. One of these
"The National Corn Exposi- i
tion, which will be held in Omaha
in December, is the most im
portant agricultural event in the
interest of our grain and grass
crops that the United States has
ever known. " P. G. Hoden.
amendments was to enable the secretary
of agriculture to make demonstrations of
different processes of manufacturing de
natured alcohol, and auch other demon
strations as he might think advisable at
the corn exposition to be held In thia city
The other amendment provided for an ap
propriation of (5.000 for the work.
Three weeks passed before the bill went
through the two houses of congress, but
when It flnaTly passed on April 30 it con
tained on appropriation of f 10,000 for the
corn show, instead of ffi.OOO, as originality
contemplated. Senator Burkett was aided
In the securing of the adoption of tha bill
by Secretary Wilson of the department of
Hearrnls Vote gl.oOrt.
The day following the offering by Sens
tor Burkett of his amendments to the gen
eral agricultural appropriation bill in ten-,
gress, the Nebraska Slate Board of Regents
of the stste university voted tl.OO for the
corn show and to co-operate with the corn
commission In Interesting the farmers of
Nebraska in the exhibition. At this met
ing the board approved the furnishing by
the university of an educational exhibit 'at
the corn show Illustrating the advanced
methods of horticulture.
"I appropriating .11,000 for an educational
exhibit at the National Corn exposition to
DUAL NATURE OF EXPOSITION
Eoyalty Will Blend with University
Aspect of the Show.
KING CORN AND QUEEN AT.FAT.frA
Aetna! Throne Will Br Established
Farming and Domestic Science
Taught by Moet Eminent
Conserving the essentially practical side,
the National Corn exposition will present
an aspect of the aesthetic on which much
of Its popularity and actual success is ex
pected to depend.
The first object to be sought will be the
sclentlflo demonstration of the methods of
Intensive farming calculated to promote to
a large degree thla campangn of agricul
tural education which has crystaltied Into
the National Corn exposition, but In addi
tion to this utilitarian purpose, much
thought and attention have been given to
the spectacular features. Divided between
a royal court and a vast university the ex
position will possess a dual nature. Carry,
lng out the modes of monarchy. Corn will
be crowned king and Alfalfa queen, and s
splendid court will be provided. In one end
of this court a throne as genuine In ap-
pearance as it is possible to make it will
be established, and on this throne King
Corn will ait beside his consort. Queen Al
falfa. The preceptress of the kingdom, the
Indian maiden, corn mermaid, will be
mounted just back of the sovereign rulers
of tins great empire of agriculture. As
every grain and grass grown where corn
Is grown Is to fqrm a part of this exposi
tion, so each will have a place in thla royal
Grand Freiulam Trophy.
Mounted also oi. this throne will be the
large grand premier Mweepstakes tropin,
to be awarded for the best ten ears of corn
winning the premium of l,0J0 In gold. Thin
trophy was founded and is offered by the
Indiana commission to the exposition and
Is valued at 11.000. It has been made a
permunent trophy. The trophy will be set
In a silver case lined with royal purple.
Surrounding this premier prise will be 1.000
gold emblems of larger size, to be awarded
as marka of special merit. They will bear
on one sidu an inscription, "National Corn
Exposition," and on the other the name of
the winner and dates of the show. In
every detail of this decoration snd cere
mony the etiquette of royalty will be ob
served. This spectacular setting haa been the
HOW TO SEE THE GREAT SHOW
Guide for Those Who Will Visit the
NARRATION OF DEPARTMENTS
Whether Visitor Gnrs for Half i
Hoar or for the I: n lire Period
He Mill JHe Highly
Tou attended the World's Columbian ex
position at Chicago In 1K1. You went (
the St. T.ouls exposition eleven years later.
Perhaps you also attended the Lewis and
Clarke exposition In Portland. All you
can remember of the first Is tho Court of
Honor and the distressing statue of Co
lumbus which stood In the court. Of the
St. Louis fair, you have A faint Idea that
there were some Philippine savages ar
rayed in a state of nature, called Irrigotes
or Irrogotes, or something of that sort.
Of the Portland show all you carried awsy
Is the memory thnt the carnival street was
named "The Trail."
The benefit to 99 per cent of the visitors
at an exposition Is nothing else but a
pleasant time; of permanent value there
Is nothing. This la not strange, because is)
per cent of the visitors go about slRht
seetng In the most hopelessly rambling,
eddying, unsystematic way Imaginable, and
drift hither and thither among buildings
and exhibits as aimlessly aa sticks in a
stream. One would not expect to attend a'
college or university for ten dnys or two
weeks, poke his or head Into all the class
rooms, museums, libraries and laboratories,
and at the end cf thla time tarry away
sny vast amount of learning.
It Is not even really pleasant or diverting
to proceed In such a hap-haxard, purp se
less fashion. Pave that it Is at a slower
rate of speed, progress is much like that of
the proverbial chicken which has had Its
head cut off. Pollto attendants aro at
hand to answer all questions, but what
good are they when one cannot even frame
an Intelligent question?
How to Enjoy What You See.
Now It may not be fairly argued that the
foregoing paragraphs are Intended to dis
courage people from attending either the
National Corn exposition or any other big
"show." Their purpose Is to emphasize
the fact that In case of this kind fifteen
minutes spent beforehand In learning whnt
the exposition Is all about will Increase a
hundred fold not only tho value of the
corn exposition to the visitor, but his
pleasure as well. A simple, untechnlcal
description of the exposition, Its buildings
and content. Is accordingly here attempted.
The Corn exposition will attract visitors
of ail kinds and ages, grade school chil
dren, hard-handed farmers, business men
and clerks; In fact every class and occu
pation in life. While their special Inter
ests will vary somewhat, this difference
will not have so great weight as the ques
tion of how much time one ts going to
spend at the exposition, whether he or she
will visit It one day or five or ten. It may
be said in the beginning, however, that
while the exposition will cover nearly "as
much floor space as did the exhibits of the
Tranareisslse-lppl exposition, which lasted
all summer, yet even the one-day visitor
at the Corn show will be able to Inspect
every building department and section.
This will be possible because the buildings
are so compactly set together. Tha main
buildings and departments are as follows:
The Nebraska-Iowa building.
The Main Auditorium.
The Alfalfa Palace.
The Agricultural Implement section.
The Bxposltion Auditorium.
The Model Kitchen.
The Corn Kitchen.
The Moving Picture section.
The Industrial Exhibit section.
The United States Government Exhibit.
Seel n a- "the Whole Show."
Every visitor will wish at least to pass
through all these buildings and sections
and he can do It In one day, though, of
course, will be far from seeing any or all
thoroughly. Really, if It is desired, it will
be better to pick out three or four depart
ments and "do" them completely. One will
not thus aee the "whole show," but one
will not, for that matter, the other way,
provided one day is all that can be allotted.
The visitor who decides to thus pick and
choose will, of course, see the Nebraska
and Iowa building, for the main entrance
is through that structure. He will also
visit the main building of the Corn exposi
tion, the Auditorium. This Is the perma
nent building known by that name In
Omaha and should not be confused with
the new frame structure known as the
Exposition Auditorium, where the speaking
will be, the band concerts and other enter
tainments. Beside these two every visitor
should be sure to see the domestic science
department of the exposition, known as
the Model Kitchen. It may fairly bo as
sumed that visitors with more lime will
go through the whole exposition.
The main entrance is at the corner of
Fifteenth and Howard streets, the front of
the Nebraska-Iowa building, wlilch fills
Howard street. On entering one will first
pass by an efcctrlc display showing a
complete lighting outfit for a form. This
display, it may be mentioned In passing, is
one of the premiums offered for the best
half bushel of wheat and which , has al
ready attracted entries from seventeen
At the left hand Immediately after enter
ing thla first building la located ths In
formation bureau of the exposition. This
bureau will not only answer all questions
about the exposition, but will furnish those
asking with a list of hotels and residences
where quarters may be secured by out-of-town
visitors. This feature of the bureau's
work will be kept strictly down to date
and will make much for the comfort and
convenience of all who seek Infonnullou
Corn show -Mermaid Illusion.
At the farther end of the building la lo
cated the beautiful illusion of the Corn
Siiow Mermaid and the Corn Kitchen. This
must be kept distinct In mind from the
Model KlU-ht'V which is located on the
second floor of the Murphy building.
The main purpose of this building Is not.
I however, to servo as un entrance nor to
house the departments mentlonod; It Is to
serve for Hie display of tho Nebraska and
Iowa educational exhibits. Deecribeoj
briefly It may be said, that tlusu will in
clude the cream of the exhibits of all kinds
of the various counties, of the furimri'
Institutes and of the county schools, in
cluding the industrial work of tiicse
'the main display of the National Cora
t-xpot iti.ui will be In the mammoth build
ing entered at the left side of (lie Nebraska-Iowa
building, Tills, the main Au
ditorium, will contain all tho thousands
of competitive exhibits of corn, wheat,
barley, rye and outs. King corn will be
arrayed In s.-vc ml miles of especially de
signed racks circling the great gallery
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