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-iTiE OMAHA SUNDAY REE: JULY 4. 1909.
OBSERVING ME NATAL DAY
Changing Ideas About Celebrating
CHECKING THE EIOT 0 KOBE
Losses of I.lfe and Property oman
Ml Methods ( Celebrating
Some of the Deadly
Accord In it to the calendar, today Is the
natal day. Tomorrow will be the awful day.
During K4 days of the American year,
frequent publication la made of the ray
age of the Fourth of July on Ufa and
property. Appeala for a safer and aaner
celebration are Indulged In, and statistics
of louses due to fireworks are printed to
fortify the undisputed assertion that present
methods of observing the day approaches
the borderland of savagery. But appeals
are forgotten and smothered by the tumult
of young America, and his elder co-con-aplrator.
Borne progress la being made toward
safety and sanity. Seven states and scores
of cities have passed laws prohibiting the
use of fireworks on the Fourth of July
This adverse legislation, which began as
early as M01. has so swept over the country
that the Fourth of July celebration this
year will be a radical departure from the
old time methods of honoring thla aua
plcloua day. The terrible loss of life that
has accompanied every Fourth of July cele
bration in recent years is the cause ot this
The piesent generation does not remember
that during the latter part of the eighteenth
century, and even during the greater part
Of the nineteenth, there were no such fire
works and explosives as are used today
In celebrating the anniversary of lndepen
dence. Our forefathers In knee breeches and
powdered hair celebrated the day chiefly
by patriotic speeches and dinners. Every
club, every society and organisation met
around the festive board and honored the
day In song and story.
The nature of the speeches and dinners
varied with the locality, but In one respect
all were the same. They agreed absolutely
In the number toasts. It was the custom
to have thirteen toasts representing, of
course, the thirteen original states. With
the admission of new states this oustoin
died out, probably because the banqueters
Wore unable to drink so much.
Parades In -the larger towns were
features of the celebration during the
early years of the republlo, but the princi
pal part of the celebration was the banquet
and its oratory. In reoent years, however,
there has been a great falling off In the
exuberant qualities of patrlotio oratory and
the day haa been celebrated with mere
The prophecy of John Adams baa come
true; "The day la celebrated with pomp
and parade, with shows, games, sports,
guns, bells, bonfires and Illuminations from
one end of the country to the other." Ora
tory, prayer and praise are forgotten and
the old-time decorous celebration of the
day haa seemingly passed away forever.
It should not be taken from this that
there was no noise connected with the
early oelebratlons. Quit the contrary.
Balutea of guns were fired, bell were rung
and In the evening tar barrels were burned.
; but there was not the continuous succes
sion of noises which mark the celebration
today. Nor was there any list of dead and
Injured on the day following.
Early In the nineteenth century fireworks
began to have a place In the celebration,
' These were harmless and simple compared
with the nerve-shattering explosive which
are ' put on the market today. Not only
were they less dangerous and noisy, but
their, use was restricted to a comparatively
small number of people. Those who were
unable to get fireworks got out their
muskets and shot them off. Others fired
Improvised cannons. Even blacksmiths got
out their anvils and by placing powder in
little holes were able to touch It oft so
that it made a satisfactory amount of
With the Increase of the noise came the
decrease In the patriotic orations and pray
ers. Before the fiftieth celebration of the
day had been observed noise had almost
entirely supplanted oratory. '
The toy cannon Is a great Joy to a boy,
but It kills far more than Its share of
children. It is the wickedest of the fire
wolks In which gunpowder Is the ex
plosive. The hurts come from Its kicking,
and the deaths from It bursting when
The toy balloon does no Injury to the
one who send It - up. But the torch of
ahavlnas and rosin, which makes the
ga which raise It, blase for nine mln
ute. The paper of the balloon often take
fire from the wind doubling It up. Then
the torch,' still burning, may fall and set
- fire to a shingle roof. In Dayton, O., five
building were set afire In one day by
falling balloon torches.
The very dangerous fireworks contain
a mixture of chlorate of potash, sulphur
and charcoal. Substances which explod
with greater force than gunpowder are
called "high explosives.' Chlorate is one
of the. This Is the chlorate of potash
so much used for sore throat. Not long
ago a man put a losenge of It in a pocket
In which were matches. It exploded, mak
Ing a bole In his vest and Ijl his side.
, The "shooting" and "lighting" matches
. have lumps of chlorate of potash In them
WE ABE GOING TO DISCONTINUE THE TOIOTOGItArHIO
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Photo Albums, all sites, prices cut In half. Get our gale prices on
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TiMI1 fUT, nPaaqMrSj&n-
which explode as the flame reaches them.
They may throw sparks into rubbish and
other stuff which dikes fire easily, and
into eyri. nutting them out.
' kootlss Canen.
The shooting cane has an Iron boot. In
the leg of which are put Intense, one of
hlch explodes each time the end of the
cane I struck against the pavement. The
losnnges are two part chlorate of potash
and one part sulphur, with a little sand.
powdered gloa or coal, and gum enough
hold them together. This makes a
very dangerous explosive. One's foot Is
likely to be hurt when a loienge Is ex
ploded and half a dcen may . explode at
once, tearing off a leg. A boy struck one
of these canes near a passing lady. Ignit
ing her drsa so she was burned to death
In the street. The new toy pistol called
Astonlrther" ha the same ammunition
hV smaller else.
A German noise maker named fix rohr
a bras tube with a plunger In It.
Cork. In the small end of which Is the
same stuff that Is used In the canes, are
put Into one end of the tube. Then a
swing of the hand drives the ptunger Into
the cork, which files out with great force
and noise. The force Is great enough to
drive the cork Into the body of a ehlld.
box of the corks, when opened by
Inspection officer on a wharf In Boston,
exploded, killing three men and tearing
out the floor timbers.
Bomb should be used by trained ex
The Cannon Cracker.
The cannon cracker is a murderer.
The largest ones have in them two-thirds
of an ounce of chlorate of potash and one
third of an ounce of sulphur with a little
charcoal. Thoee etven Inches long have
half that much. The shell Is a hollow roll
of heavy paper smeared with paste, the
inner layers being crimped to close the
end. The charge fills, perhaps, one-
eighth ot the chamber within the cracker,
leaving room for the gas to expand be
fore the shell burst. This Increase the
noise. Cannon cracker makers complain
that dealers are calling constantly for
goods that will make a greater noise.
In Columbus a cannon cracker went off
while in a boy's hands and no part of
either of them could subsequently be found
except a pleoe of one little finger. Both
hand, to the wrists, had been converted
Into gases by the great heat.
In Cincinnati on exploded while a man
was holding It under his arm. He was so
torn In pieces no one could tell who he was
until his name was seen In his watch,
which had to be dug out of a telegraph
pole Into which It had been blown.
Sometimes the fuse in one of these crack
ers la choked by the crimping of the paper
around It so it goes out. Such a cracker
should be avoided for ten minutes, then
well soaked In water and burled without
sobs or ceremony.
Dynamite is not used In fireworks. In
battle scenes sticks of It are detonated to
Following every Fourth more than 100
children die from lookjaw from wounds
made by firework. After the celebration
in 10$ there were m deaths from Uiis
Lockjaw is caused by one of the small
est of germs. It is like a very small
thread and Is so small It oannot be seen.
It grows by the million In the bowel of
horses.' So there are. always millions of
them in the street dust. "The germ when
It cornea into the. air drlea and so long a
there Is air around ' it does no harm.
These germs stay alive in ice. or boiling
water. Doctors have kept them on sdI In
ters for ten years and then riven lookjaw
to mloe by pricking them with the splin
ter. When they get into one' flesh, away
from the air, they grow in number very
fast by each thread-like germ ohoking it
self In two in the middle. One ot them will
have grandchildren In an hour. While they
are multiplying under one' akin they give
out a poisonous Juice. There I no evi
dence whatever that these germ are at
work In a wound for a week or two, until
the poison ha traveled along a nerve from
the wound to spine and brain.
When the poison gets to the brain death
la sure to follow after more day of nor
rlble suffering than one would have from
a mad dog bite, stryohnlne poisoning and
cerebro spinal meningitis put together.
Any small wound through the skin made
by a firecracker should be taken to
doctor at once, to be laid so air can get
to the bottom of it, because a boy playing
with fireworks nearly always baa street
dust on his hands and It is full of these
The greatest number of cases of lockjaw
result from using the toy pistol for firing
blank cartridges. Pieces ot the paper
wads, which take the place of ball In
these cartridges, are blown under the
skin, carrying the germs of lockjaw.
"Down In Maine."
On the day before Memorial Day, In one
of the smaller cities of Maine, a member of
the school board visited a primary school.
and, after addressing the pupils, asked
"What 1 the holiday to-morrow,"
"Decoration Day!" came from all.
"What do you do on Decoration DayT"
"Iecorate the soldiers' graves," came In
"Why do you decorate their graves any
more than thoee of others?"
This was a poser, but finally on little
fellow held up his hand.
"Well, sir, why Is It?" he was asked.
"Because they are dead and w ain't"
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GOOD ROADS IN CANAL ZONE
Work Begun Centuries Ago Resumed
by Uncle Sam.
FKE DBIVIS ARE PROJECTED
Part ( Plan to Develop Farming n
the Isthmos PoaslollMlea
Raising; Fralta and Ve are
tables In Panantn.
PANAMA. June 19 How many people
know that the United States Is building an
elaborate system of roads In connection
with the canal? The construction of these
macadam roads In a land subject to sud
den tropical floods is In Itself a big task,
but this feature of Uncle Sam's undertak
ing on the Isthmus Is so unimportant com
pared with the fifty-mile canal that little
has been heard of It.
Yet when the work In the canal sone Is
finished there will be open to the tourist
one of the prettiest drives to be found in
any tropical land. It will be possible to
take a carriage at Colon, drive along the
canal to the great Gatun lake, ferry across
It and resume the journey in another car
rlage on the south shore of the lake to
The road will lie through a country
shaded by broad palms and heavy with
other tropical vegetation. It will be up
hill and down and to the charm of the
Jungle drive will be added now and then
glimpses of the ships of many nations ply
ing from one great ocean to the other. At
one point on the road it will be possible to
get a splendid view of the Culebra out.
which to the layman will probably be the
most Interesting feature of the canal.
From the trunk roadway lateral
branches will meander back into the coun
try on both sides of the canal and connect
with a system of roads that the Republic
of Panama has projected Into the unde
veloped interior of the country.
Purpose of the Hlarhwar.
The purpose of the road building by the
United States, or, to be exact, by the son
government, is first to connect the villages
along the line of the canal, and, second, to
Induce a permanent population In the sone
by opening up the land to agriculture.
The gone Is fifty miles long and ten
miles wide, and the lands to which the pro
jected highways will give access comprise
about 290,000 acres, three-fourths of which
are owned by the United . States. About
one-half of this laad will be inundated by
Oatun lake when the Chagres river haa
been dammed or will be used for other
Nearly all the remainder will have
to be reclaimed from the jungle. The in
tention of the government is to lease the
land for agricultural purpose only and to
limit the term of the lease to not more
than twenty-five years.
Work on the trunk roadway has already
made good progress. The cost of the roads
la being defrayed from funds collected by
taxation in the Zone. Up to March 31, 1909,
$94,742 had been expended on thla system
of roads, but this, of course, does not In'
elude the amounts expended by the com
mission for highways that have been bunt
to give access to commission quarters or
From the Atlantlo aide the trunk road
will run from Cristobal, the entrance to
the canal, to Gatun, on the north shore of
Gatun lake, a distance of eight miles. The
macadam highway from Gorgona on the
south shore of the lake to this city will be
eighteen mile long.
French Begas the Worse.
This opening up of roads through the
Isthmus waa undertaken by the French
only on a very limited scale. The Amer
leans upon their occupation In 1904 found
only a few ill-kept trails leading from the
more important villages of the interior,
and these were Impassable in the rainy
Then, a even now, about the only good
avenue of travel wa the line of the Pan
ama railroad. Today those living in the
Interior village follow their unoertaln
trail down to the railroad, and then strike
out with their pack animals over the ties
for either this city or Colon.
The Canal Record, the oommumton's
official organ, pointed out In a recent
issue that practically the only systematic
attempt at permanent road construction
on the Isthmus until the Americana took
hold waa that done by the Spaniards
In the sixteenth century. Traces of the
old pack roads built by the Spaniards
from Nombre de Dlos, Porto Bello and
Crucea to Panama 800 or 400 years ago are
still to be found. In fact they are fairly
well preserved In spot considering their
These roads had a surface of cobble
stone. In some places they have been
washed out and In others they have been
obliterated by the rank growth of trop
leal vegetation, which has forced Its way
up even between the cobbles of the road
The French built a road from Panama
to Corosol, a dlstanoe of three miles, but
It was so badly washed out when the
Americans took hold that they will have
to rebuild It.
First A merlcan Road.
The first roads built by the Americans
were those running from the olty of Pan
ama westward to La Boca, a distance of
two and one-halt miles, and eastward to
the boundary of the canal sone, a distanc
of three and three-quarter mllea. They are
of the beat macadam type, and Incidentally
afford one of the prettiest evening drives
that can be found anywhere.
The building of macadam roads In Pan
ama Is, however, a pretty expensive pro
position, and after the construction of these
first roads, experiments were made with
cheaper classes of highways. Trails were
cleared and surfaced with earth, but one
rainy season showed the utter futility of
attempting to construct roads of that type
Most ot them were washed out of existence.
and since then nothing but crushed stone
roads has been constructed.
The trunk road from Cristobal to Gatun
baa been graded to a width of twenty-four
feet and will be macadamised to a width
of sixteen feet. It haa necessitated the
construction of thirty-four culverts. The
width of the road on the southern aide of
the lake will vary. Most of the work on
the sone roads has been don by prisoners.
Thus far only two of the lateral roads
have been projected. One of these will
run west from the main highway at Era
pire to the canal sone boundary, where
It will connect with a road planned by
the Panama government northeast from
Chorrexa to the sons line. It will open
up a desirable farming section.
The other lateral road Is already In
course of construction. It will run eaa
from Empire to La Casoada plantation,
a dlstanoe of about four mile, and it may
ultimately be extended to Owes on the
W han all of the lateral lines and the
Panama government roads are opened up
many a tourist will probably think It
worth his while to tarry a few days on the
Isthmus merely for the drive. The in
durations are too that Panama ba souiu
At the Omaha Theaters
Boyd Open It Movinj Picture Seaion with a Free, Show
Moving Pictures at the Burwood and Drama at the Airdome.
HIS afternoon and evening the
first of the moving picture ex
hibitions at the Hoyd will be
given. The show will be free to
all who care to come, the Idea
being to give as many people a
possible a deflntte Idea of the superiority
of this exhibition over any other In Omaha.
The films to be shown at the Boyd are the
very best, and of a type but recently de
signed, being non-inflammable, and there
fore perfectly safe. The machine for pro
jecting them Is also of the very latest
model. In which the difficulties of the olrir
tyle machines have ben entirely overcome
The picture will be shown In clear, strong
light, with no flicker or dim effects to
hurt the eye. The theater Is cool and com
fortable at all times, and with doors ami
windows open on all side and plenty of
fans moving, will always be a pleasant
place to spend a few minutes or a few
hours, resting and enjoying an entertain
ment of high order. Only the most approved
subjects will be shown, so that no ob
jection can be lodged against It on this
score. The Boyd moving picture show is
sure to be s most popular undertaking.
Tr. Jekyl andMrTHyde" will be the
offering this week at the Air Dome Sum
mer theater, at the corner of Eighteenth
and Douglas streets. Few stories of fiction
are aa widely known. In his story, Steven
son depicts Dr. Jekyl as a kind and be
nevolent physician, but hi desire to get
out and mingle with degraded humanity
and see the seamy side of life, leads him
to dabble in transcendental medicines, by
which means he has hopes to hide his
Identity. Ills experiments at last are suc
cessful, lie discovers a combination of
drugs that would kill every spark of good
in humanity and developes the evil side
of a man's nature. Upon taking thla com
pound he finds to his joy that It changes
his outward form beyond recognition by
his dearest friends, and when In this char
acter or condition, he calls himself Mr.
Hyde. He meets his old colleagues and as
sociates and they shrink from him in hor
ror, having no idea that thla shrunken,
fiendish being is In fact their much loved
and respected Dr. Jekyl. His first few
trips to the. slum as Hyde are very suc
cessful. On his return to his labratory, he
has but to take the antidote and the re
action is wonderful, for he is instantly
transformed to his original self; but Dr.
Jekyl soon wakes to the faot that these
phenomenal changes to Hyde have not
natural scenery In the Interior that will
be well worth looking at.
Fall In the Rivera.
The canal commission's men have been
working on a survey of the Chagres river
watershed since last November and have
disclosed some Interesting facts in regard
to' the Interior of the land. They found
that the Chagrea river above the mouth
of the Esperansa contains an exceptional
number ot high rapids, at one point rising
seventy-five feet in a distance of 600 feet
The rivers of the Boqueron region also
were found to be very swift, rUlng at one
point near their headwaters 8,000 feet in
four miles. The greater part of this rise
consists of sheer falls. On the Candaloso
river two falls were discovered within a
few feet of each other with a total height
of over WO feet.
The members of the canal commission
do not believe that there will be any diffi
culty In renting the government lands
for agricultural purposes after the coun
try has been opened up by the roads.
Th commission apparently looks for
ward to American enterprise stepping in
and making a real use of these lands.
The Panamans and the West Indian
negroes on the lathmus are slothful and
unambitious as farmers. There Is to
day a ready market tor all the fruit and
vegetables they would raise, to say noth
ing of eggs and chickens. Tet the com
mission has to depend for it green stuffs
largely on It own garden. Here is an
instance of the enterprise of the average
A fresh egg i one of the hardest things
to get on the Isthmus. In fact it's Just
about Impossible. Over at the Tivoll
hotel in Ancon, where they charge you
T a day for a room and bath and meals,
they think they are doing you a special
favor if they give cold storage eggs that
have been dipped In wax.
Well, Colonel George W. Ooethals, the
engineer in charge of the canal work.
likes fresh eggs, and soon after he ar
rived at Culebra he began looking around
for a farmer who would satisfy his long
ing. He looked and looked and looked,
and hens there seemed to be none.
Furthermore, none of the local farmers,
so called, seemed to care whether they
kept hens or not.
But finally Colonel Ooethals found one
farmer who after urging allowed the
coolnel to build a hen house for him.
After more urging he consented to have
the colonel buy some hens for him and
later agreed to let the colonel buy the
feed for them. So after presenting the
farmer with a hencoop, the hens and the
feed for them the colonel now buys the
eggs from him.
The oommluslon has been conducting ex
perimental gardens on the Isthmus since
1906 with a view to assisting In the devel
opment of the land. The communion's ex
perts have found that many tropical fruits
and many vegetable of the temperate
sone can be raised profitably on the Isth
mus. Indeed the experiments have pro
gressed so far that some men with a busi
ness eye are already looking ahead to the
time when the growers of fruit and vege
tables on the Isthmus will find a good
market for their products on the big ships
that will pans through the canal.
Commission Hans Its Gardens.
The commission now has four gardens
under cultivation at Ancon, Corosol, Em
pire and Pedro Miguel. The one at Ancon
Is devoted especially to the growing and
cultivation of decorative plants, and the
results attained there are reflected In
landscape gardening at most of the vil
lage along the line of the canal.
Th soil on th lsthmu I worked the
year round, different crops being planted
in rotation; but the farmer Is kept guess
ing by the eccentricities of the dry and
the wet seasons. The excessive moisture
and the tropical Insects, especially the
ants, cause the most trouble.
In the government gardens a regular
campaign has been carried on against th
ant until they have Just about been anni
hilated In those spots. .The experts have
gone to the attack with carbon bisulphide.
Betting It on fire and exploding It sub-
terraneously. The poisonous fumes suffo-
cate the ants. They have also laid for
the ants with flaming asbestos torches and
swooped down upon them as they traveled
In millions along their beaten paths by
The commission's gardeners haven't been
able to get aa good results In the wet
as In the drv season In rsslng truck, but
with decorstlve gardening they have been
been what I commonly termed lark or
episode. In this character he omits some
pulling crimes. It Is then that he desires
to give up the drug and Its damning In
fluence, but finds to his horror that his
moral courage has been weakened. Temp
tation becomes too great and after yielding
from time to time, he becomes so per
meated with the dreadful compound that
the alternate restoration has no effect and
he dies of poison In the despicable char
acter of Hyde.
"Summer Time Vaudeville" has caught
on In a most satisfactory manner at the
Burwood and the style of entertainment
seems to fit In Just right with the hot
weather. The bills offered are sufficiently
strong to make one willingly forsake their
front porch to spend an hour and a half
In the cool and comfortable Burwood
which, as Is well known. Is exposed on
four sides to the breeies. The program
which starts today and to continue, In
cluding Wednesday, looks very attractive
and for hot weather amusement. It In
cludes Jlmmle Leonard, who sings a little,
tells some funny stories and dances di
vinely; Melsore Sk Ingram, musloal comedy
singing duo and, by the way. It Is stated
that Miss Melrose Is the possessor of a
most remarkable vocal range. She makes
several changes of very elaborate ward
robe. Another act la "Busy" Bosworth,
comedy juggler. Chaunoey Jesson will sing
a patrlotio song In keeping with the time
of year, there will be views of travel In
foreign climes and then, best of all, a fine
display of the Burwood's own distinctive
moving pictures, the equal of which does
not exist In Omaha for clearness, size and
cleanliness. During the usual half bout
pipe organ recital tomorrow evening from
9 until 9:80, Herr Urbach will render "Cava
Una" by Foaahlm Raff and "Offertory for
Christmas Season", by Reginald Barret.
During the recital Mr. Jesson will sing
"Scotch Mary", by Richardson; "Could I",
by Tostl, and by request, "The Palms",
by Faure. The regular program will then
be resumed. Today the entertainment la
clntlnuoua from 1 to U p. m. Week days
it Is given from 1 to t and 7 to 11, with
change of program every Sunday and
Thursday. One may go at any tlm and
stay aa long as desired as the performance
Is always "Just starting." When you have
seen It all you may leave or you are wel
come to stay and see It all over again.
able to acoompllah more In th rainy
Many vegetables and fruits from the
temperate son have been introduced Into
the Isthmus sine the American occupa
tion. They are growing Nlcaraguan
strawberries with good results, also aspar
agus, California navel and Florida
oranges, California mission and cluster
figs. Muscadine grapes, cucumber, aweet
potatoes, tomatoes and beans.
Breeding; Up Native Vegetables.
Uncle 6am' gardener have taken sev
eral of the native vegetables In hand and
Improved them. A little cultivation of the
native spinach under their hands haa im
They have crossed the native tomato
with about forty-five American varieties
and have produced speclmena that are able
to atand the excessive Panama moisture
without getting aoft and watery. They
found that the American eggplant was sub
ject to fungus, but thrived when grafted
with the native Panama variety.
The commission's .men have been experi
menting with vanilla, East India bamboo,
Mexican hemp and rubber plants. The na
tive fruits in the commission's gardens In
clude mangoes (several East Indian va
rieties), papaya, avocados and the better
varietlea of bananas.
, In the landscape garden large numbers
of native and exotlo plants with brilliant
foliage have been grown. These tnolude
crotons, grown from plants left by the
French, tree ferns which grow to a height
of nine feet, balsam apples, Florida crepe
myrtle and Dame del Noche, a native
flowering bush that takes Its. name from
the strong perfume that It exhales at night.
Roses, espeblally of the tea varieties, ars
cultivated with success. They bloom
throughout the year, luxuriantly In May
Lepers Do Good Work.
Among the places that have been beau
tified and Improved by the commission's
gardens la Palo Seco, the leper colony.
Through th efforta of th commission's
experts fruit and vegetables are now be
ing raised by the lepers themselves In suf
flclent quantities to go a good ways to
ward their support. Th leper alio hav
their own chicken and hen yard, Just a
they do their garden.
There are now about seventeen of these
unfortunate in Palo Beoo. When th
American entered the Isthmus eleven lepers
were Isolated In an old building on the
outskirts of Panama City and there were
others In Colon and other parts ot the
Under a concession the commission took
charge of all the lepers in the sone at an
agreed per diem payment by the Panama
government. Those within the sone who
preferred to return to their native ooun
tries were sent back. The remainder were
Isolated at Palo Seco, a beautiful spot
about six miles from Panama City.
It Is separated from the city by the bay
and the Rio Grande and another' small
river and Is accessible only by boat. There
are now eight buildings of the most mod
ern types In the colony four leper houses,
hospital, a residence for the supervisor
of the colony and a chapel. There Is an
abundance of fruit at the place aDd under
the Initiative of the commission's garden'
ers It will undoubtedly develop within a
few years Into one of the most beautiful
spots on the isthmus.
RRNUM & BAILEY C0MINQ
(lresiteat Show on Earth to Visit
Thla CHr on Taesday, July
Final arrangements have been completed
for the visit to our elty on Tuesday, July
1,' of the Barnum Bailey Greatest
Show on Earth. Added glory attaches to
this, circus this season because of th won
derful impression It has made since Its
opening early In April.
One of the reasons of the added interest
Is an absolutely new equipment throughout
and the most expensive it haa ever had
Then the performance has been Increased
In strength, a great company of European
performers new to America has besn en
gaged, and, better still, the street parade
Is again given at the customary tlm In
th forenoon and on a scale more elaborate
For several generations th Barnnm at
Bailey circus ha expressed to the minds
of all th superlative degree of everything
that pertains to the amusement buslnesa.
It has moved steadily onward and upward,
year by year,' and no other circus haa ever
advanced to within eight of it Though
aa Aatorioan Institution, it la of lb world
Sunday and Monday
consisting of Fire works and Free Vaudeville Acts, Bathing,
Boating and Dancing and other Amusements.
Monday Afternoon and Evening
V ! T i V T- J ft J Til 1 A 1
ixiowing ixegeiia, Ltaunca naoes aua vrra.ua xuuuuuaieu
1 ADMISSION .... IOC J
GRAND OPENING TODAY
Performance? 1 O'clock to S;
Tonight 7 O'clock to 11.
The Silent Drama
Positively the Best Moving Picture
Exhibition in the City.
THEATER COOL AND ABSOLUTELY FIREPROOF
Non-lnflammabla Films Usad.
Price, 10c; Children Accompanied by Parents, 5c
The Originator of Moving Hotorea la Beal
"I LOVE MY FKONT
TOUCH, HUT OH, YOU
Singing and Danolng
Boene in Strang Lands.
Vnqnestlonably and Undeniably Omaha's
Performance week days, 1 to 6; 7 to 11 p. m.
Bn.-j.-nva. special Organ Bdtal Monday Evening, to t :30. Brand Hew Show Thursday.
The Event of the Season.
The Marathon Race
Vinton Street Park
Monday, July 5
General Admission 25c. Base Oall Prioes.
HILLM1AN STOCK CO.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Admission, loo and BOo,
XHXT WW K 'TOora Thome."
and of all times. It Is known and has been
enjoyed by millions in every land on earth,
crowned heads, royalty, potentates, the
middle classes and the peasantry, and Its
magnitude and brilliancy have never ceased
to be a source of wonder.
The organisation of this year numbers
1.500 people, TOO horses and thousands of
other animals. The canvas covers fourteen
acre of ground, and the main tent seats
15,000 people. To haul the vast equipment
from town to town requires five long trains
of double length cars that cover nearly
two miles of track.
The circus performance Is introduced by
a new and more than usually brilliant
spectacle, the various acts that follow are
given In three rings, on two stages, In the
dome of the tent, and on the Immense
hippodrome track, and for a climax the
program end with the sensational art of
Desperado, who leaps from the dome of
the tent, landing on his chest on a chute
three feet above the ground. A second
later and the man Is stumling on his feet
bowing to the audience. As a thriller noth
ing has ever approached this act.
For a second thriller there Is the aot of
Jupiter, a magnificent horss, which, ridden
by a beautiful girl, goes up In a balloon
and descends amid a shower ot fireworks.
The big circus Is full of thrills, and in
every respect It la the greatewt olrcus or
ganlsatlon In the world's history.
TOO LITTLE RAIN IN CUSTER
Only Half Wheat (roy on Average in
Conaty, Declares C. W. Calvin
of Broken Bow.
"Wheat will yield, on the average, only
half a crop In Custer county," said C. W.
Calvin, a real estate dealer of Broken Bow
at the Paxton. "Some parts of the county
will produce thirty bushels to the acre,
but others will yield only six to ten bushels
Corn, however, promises to be Just as gour
as in any other part of the state.
"In Custer county we have not had our
share of rain this season and that ac
counts for the small wheat crop. For
three weeks prior to June 30, we did not
have a good fall. As a result, all small
grain, and especially wheat, was injured.
A good soaking rain fell on the last day of
June and freshened things up.
"At Broken Bow we are planning to have
one of the biggest oelebratlons of the
Fourth that ever occurred In norwestern
Nebraska. The cltlsena have raised
large sum of money and are going after
the day In the right way. Monday la to
Doud. 1506 ;ind. A-1506
Theaters la Omaha During lummir Months
MCI. BOSS ft XBOBAJC,
Musical Comedy Bulg
and K1b notorial Ballads
Cathedral rip Organ,
U 11 1 1 1 lnuttlrlmr flnnlhltttf
1 to II F. M. Melody.
Coolest Theater Opa oa Tour Side.
Come any time; stay aa long aa you like.
See Them Run.
Sunday, July kt
Monday, July 5.
OMAHA, SOUTH OMAHA and
COUNCIL BLUFFS WILL
PARTICIPATE IN THE TWO
THE BIG MAIN EVENTS FOR
THE THREE CITIES.
Two Magnificent Exhibitions of ,
Ordered Wrect from Pain Factory by
jos. . luic
Patriotic Program by
MAHAWA CONCERT BAND
liy Dare Devil Andrews.
And Other Special Events.
Thousands Are Coming from
START EARLY AND AVOID
THE BIQ RUSH.
Pack Your Lunch Basket and
Go to Manawa Early in the
A. 0. U. W. Fair
Patton Lodge Ho. 173
ug. 30 to Sept 4
Chicago Film Exchange
America's Foremost Film Renters
14th and Douglas St.
Our Exclusive Film Bervtoe can hs sua
St the KKI'd Theater every afternoon and
evening, daily Uiabge of prograia. gwa
thousand ft of filwa eUi day.
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