Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 20, 1910, EDITORIAL, Page 8, Image 16

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F. W. Wilsey Thinks Best Result Will
Be Reached.
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Snya Amrrlnni lime IWsi Il-erln
for t antdii mill lcl-n Ton l.nnsi
Hral Land to Hr Hail In the
World I.Irs In AmrrU-n.
start for home before Bundown. Their dreams ot U 1 j j 1 I I 0i?II???!5tw 5T 1
a day together had at last come true, and away A i : I J A&Z' d VlHW VSd
they went. First they visited the barn, then the ' I f -.j Jy f 1
on hard, the fields and finally took to tho woods. 1 Jt" I ' xv
Many were the pretty birds and flowers seen. Out , , . . I ! f I I yW
in the woods they saw a bunch of turkeys, and I v.1; I Jr I I I II'
to their surprise an old gobbler gave a "Gobble, ' ' "v B 'J?y 1 I l j t V
Gobble," which scared the boys and away they I ' ".,. n SI I J l k
Time to Go Home. j ' A I1 if V ft I I tf0 . I 1
Thn Wrntprn r.nnd-T'rmlurt eshihit will
pindurp fur (trcater ir-sultx than rlthcr the
IMItMiur "r Clili-aKu laml chows did." Fftld
K. W. Wili"y. iTia n.iKT of the OowtlUa
IrrlKatrd I-and company of Colorado. Sat
urday afternoon. Mr. Wilsey stopped in
the rlty for the day to attend to the de
tails of arranging the largest Individual
exhibit that Is to be on view at the forth
roniinK land show here.
'The people of the Missouri valley are
better Informed on the sreatnoss of the
land went of here and will receive further
Information more readily than will the
people of the east." he said. "Therefore
the show that is to be given in this city
should vastly exceed in rvsults the Bhowa
In tho biff cities eaM.
"We Americana have rested passively
and seen our countrymen leave America
to nettle In Canada and Mexico too long.
Jt is time we Rot together and stemmed
the tide of emmlgratlon and diverted It In
the direction in which it belongs. Aside
from the idea that America is first for
Americans our own land is the best In the
world and its people ought to rcalizo it
and enjoy the fact."
Mr. Wllsey'a concern has the distinction
of operating the lament private Irrigation
engineering project In the United States.
In the San I-uls valley of Colorado the
company owns over MO.OOO square miles
of land, with complete ownornhlp of all
the streams and the water shed within Its
borders. It is selling 100.000 uquare acres
of the irrigable land. The irrigation Is
carrlud out in Uie reaervoir system.
A mountain range extend through the
San Luis valley, tho pouks of which are
anowcapped the year around. Sheep and
rattle ranges are found around the moun
tainous regions and all manner of agri
cultural products are raised over tho
arable portions of the territory.
The irrigation system conaists principally
of three great reservoirs, the largest of
which, the Sanchea is nearlng completion
and will contain 117.0U0 acres feet of water.
There are a great Intake tower and an out
let tunnel in the water distributing plan.
The water Is taken from the Ctilehra
Sanchez canal and from the Culcbra and
Ilallcjos rivers.
Mr. Wilsey had an exhibit from his ter
ritory at the Pittsburg- and Chicago shows.
He departed Saturday evening to direct
the Khtpmcnt of the exhibit from Chicago
to Omaha.
Children Should
Learn Literature
for Its Own Sake
Chicago Professor Advises Omaha
Teachers to Give Children In
Insight Into Beauty.
"Unless the child feels the beauty of lit
erature and tak?s pleasure In It, your
teaching has been a failure." Bald Dr. S.
C. Clark of the University of Chicago be
fore Omaha school teachers Saturday Pr.
Clark, who is an Instructor in public speak
ing, gave an address on the "Elements of
Heauty In Poetry" before the Palimpsest
Dr. Clark emphasized the need of making
even the youngest children feel the beauty
of literature for Its own sake and decried
the spirit that Insists upon a moral or In
tellectual value in form that is worth
while for the mere sake of npirltual Im
port. "It's dreadfully sentimental," said Dr.
Clark, "and useless, and you can't cash it
in for a cent, but It feeds the soul, and
It's what we need. Bo sure, of course, that
the children know what the meaning is.
but after they have learned It let them
forget it in the joy of the music of the
poetry. See the picture yourselves, then
you can make them see them. You cannot
teach literature It may be learned but not
taught. All you enn do Is to give them a
chance to learn It and keep them looking
at It. until they get 'a pleasure in It that
will lead them to Beck it for its own sake."
Before Dr. Clark's address. W. A. Camp
bell of the Commercial club made a brief
talk to the teachers to get them Interested
In having tho state teachers' convention
meet In Omaha in lsill. Mr. Campbell said
that the Commercial club, In extending an
Invitation to the teachers, wants the co
operation and help of all the Omaha
Pearnie was a ooy of eleven summers. This
was the name given him by his mother who loved
him dearly. One evening after dinner had been
eaten and the dishes were cleared away, Peachie's
mother said to him :
"Sttppo&e we get up real early in the morning
and drive over to Aunt Jane's house and stay
all day."
Peachie jumped up and gave a j'ell ot delight,
turned a somersault, chased the cat around the
house and showed his willingness to go by being
very handy around the house.
At last Peachio was asleep and In dreamland.
The night soon passed away. Only once did
Peaehie wake up, to find that the clock had
truck two. Very early the next morning his
mother was up and prepared breakfast and called
for Peaehie to get up. Now Peaehie was used to
hearing his mother call, and would often fall
asleep ere she had left the room, but when his
mother said: "If you don't get up I will go to
Aunt Jane's without you," ho was up and dressed
in a minute.
Soon On the Way.
He often wondered why he could not keop up
this record. Peaehie ate a small breakfast, such
was his haste' to be on his way. At last his big
brother hitched old Bess to the family buggy, and
Peaehie and his mother got in and were soon on
the way.
The sun shone brightly that morning. The
birds of many kinds sang sweet songs. The dew
on the grass was sparkling, the air was fresh and
it was grand to be out away from tho farm for a
day. Near the roadBide a squirrel looked down
from a tree and seemed to inquire why his morn
ing play was disturbed. In the stream close by
were ducks taking their morning swim, and all the
world seemed very happy. Peachie's mother for
got she had a family to care for and that there
was a thousand and one things to do at home, but
for the present life was very sweet. , The trees
had put on their spring suits of green, here and
there were seen flowers which were glad to be in
tho sunshine, after being shut up all winter in
their houses under the snow.
In the Long Ago.
in the long ago Peachie's mother had attended
school in the old log school house, and there, came
to her memory the following verse, long forgotten,
yet ever beautiful, and very appropriate at this
Great, wide, beautiful,' wonderful world.
With the wonderful waters around you curled;
The wonderful grass U upon your breast.
World you are beautifully dressed.
While they were reveling in the delights of the
Journey, they were nearlng their destination, and
over the hill in the distance they saw the house,
from which a blue line of smoke curled upwards
and was wafted away by the morning breeze.
They found Aunt Jane and Cousin Jim wait
ing for them. After-the usual greeting the
women went into the house, Old Bess was turned
Into the pasture, and the boys were told to go
where they pleased, so they returned in time to
After they were out of nearing of the big tur
key, which, by the way, was the largest one they
had ever seen, they climbed upon a log to rest.
How long they stayed there wo do not know, but
at last they came to the conclusion It was time to
go home, and away they started. While climbing
over the fences they discovered a nest of eggs,
and to get revenge on the big turkey they filled
thslr hats with the eggs which they took to the
Now It happened that among the eggs there
was one that was much larger than the rest, and
so Cousin Jim told Peaehie to take it home and
raise a turkey and on the next Thanksgiving day
his mother and he would come over and help eat
him. Peaehie followed the advice of his cousin
and upon reaching home placed his egg under an
old hen, for the days of Incubators were then un
known. Peachio then made frequent trips, and
like Jack and his bean stalk, at last found his
labor rewarded with a fine young turkey. He was
very happy and of course told his mother all
about this wonderful bird.
The Old Hen Surprised.
The old hen was very much surprised to find
such a baby in her nest, but she said it was hers
and she would care for it. So each night the lit
tle fellow was taken under her wing, there to find
a warm covering for the night. The turkey grew
and grew as boys do, and was soon as large as his
mother. He was very lonesome, for none of tho
other fowls could talk with him, and his language
to them was very dutchy. This made him mad
and Instead of being pleasant, he became known
as the fighting turkey. Woe betide the fowl that
crossed his path, for he could put to flight any
thing in the barnyard.
Along late in the fall he made up his mind to
leave home, and without giving notice to anyone
he quietly slipped away. He was soon In the
woods and out of sight of Peaehie and the play-
mates of his youth. He loved his new field very
much. The leaves were turning gold, the nuta
from the trees were beginning to fall and he had
plenty to eat and life to him was more than a
dream. After the day was over Mr. Turkey be
gan to look for a place to roost for the night. Ho
flew up into the top of an old oak tree and was
soon asleep. He dreamed ot Peaehie that night,
and wondered if Peaehie was thinking of him.
Along about midnight an old owl flew by and
gave a loud: '
"Who, Who."
This woke Mr. Turkey, who said: "I don't
have to tell you who I am."
The owl lit in the top of a tree close by and
, again said: "Who. Who."
This made Mr. Turkey very mad and he de
cided he would find another place to roost. Ho
was awake and looking down to the ground ho
saw au o'possum, but as it did not bother him ho
was soon asleep. When he awoko the sun was
shining and he flew to the ground and began to
look for his breakfast. He had a fine time that
day, and at night he found a 'better place to sleep.
Only once was he bothered, this time by tho
scream of a night hawk. He was frightened and
wished he was home in the old apple tree when;
Peaehie had seen him many a time. He could no
go to sleep for a long time, and when he did it
was to dream of Peaehie and the old farm and the
places he knew so well.
Peachie's Great Disappointment.
After staying in the woods about twenty days
he was missed, and great was the disappointment
of Peaehie, for had he not planned a fine Thanks
giving dinner for Cousin Jim? Something must
bo done, for the great holiday would soon be there.
All work was stopped on the farm and the father
and his three sons started out to hunt the famous
turkey. After hunting until they were very tired
their efforts were rewarded by finding their tur
key away out In the woods, and although they did
not like to do it, they were obliged to shoot him,
for Mr. Turkey had said he would not go back to
the farm ai,iii. He was a big load for them all,
as each in turn carried him upon his shoulder and
by the time they reached home they were weary
but very happy. (
To make a long story short, Cousin Jim and
Aunt Jane were invited to come over and spend
Thanksgiving. The most important part of tha
dinner was the turkey and great were the stories
told of this bird. . They all agreed it was the best
turkey they had ever eaten. Long years after
ward, when Peaehie had a family of his own, he
would tell them of this at Thanksgiving time and
the story never grew old.
Out Sale of Tab
cholc ones
Bottomless Reservoir of Water Whlcb
Destroys Vegetation and
There is a lake In Calhoun county. Ala
bama, which Is a remarkable natural curi
osity. It 's oval In shape and covers four
. "tea of ground.
No vegetation grows on Its banks, noth
ing lives In Its waters, and even snakes
and terrapin shun It. The water lias a
peculiar taste and neither horses nor cows
will drink It, no mutter how thirsty they
may be.
Deep down can be seen what look to bet
the charred trunks of large trees, without
root or branch. They stand uptight In the
water and never rise to the surface or sink
to tho bottom.
The lake has no apparent outlet, but
water always remain at the same level.
Soundings to the depth of 700 feet have
been taken, without bottom being found,
and the people in the neighborhood say
that the lake U bottomless.
At one time bovs used to gather at the
Inks on Sunday s and swim In It. but they i
never go near it now. Fifteen boys have
been drowned In It, and, although some of
the bodies were recovered, those who were
drowned any distance from the banks tank
to the bottom and were never seen again.
Here Is the India.) legend of the origin j
of the lake. Many moons before the white
mull came to this country two tribes of I
Indian w, one large and powerful, the other!
miall and weak, lived near the spot where j
the lake is.
They went to war with each other and'
the small tribe was nearly exterminated.
Then Its chiefs ailed for peace and a coun- i
cil was called to decide upon tho terms, j
The chlefj and old men of the two tribes 1
met in a pine forest one day at noon, an
agreement was reached and the pipe of :
peace was filled. j
While It was being pasel around a rig- I
nal was given, the chiefs of the strong
tribe sprang up and with their tomahawks
killed the chiefs of the smaller tribe. A
few moons after this a fire broke out In
the foivet at the (.pot where the council
bad been held.
It burred constantly for eight moons and
then the giound sank out of sight, the file
iii. appeared and in Its stead was the lake.
Tlie Indians gave the lake a name, which
uieuus "1-ake of lth." Philadelphia In-u,auer.
At 1as
than Q
II wholesale
prices ''CN.
! T amps that whoh-
Mahe it 1 I -"saledat $9 each
lviaKU jt I j ' are to go at
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Minis III 118
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as or electric
They're odd lamps accumulated from our wholesah stock. The quantities
of each are too small to allow listinj in our sample lines, but the designs
are exquisite and any lamp in the lot would make an ideal Christmas gift
a gift of "class,"
Each lamp In this special lot Is "practically" drslgned; the llplit 1 cam where
It la NKEDKD, and the finishes are decidedly PKOPKl!; exnuisite brush brasses:
Pompeian verde greens; art glass effects; dull coppers; hammered brasses, and
others equally smart.
Those living In the city would better see the lamps early: they'll not remain
unsold very long at I,KSS than WHOLES AI,fc3 prices, and, In order that OUT-UK-TOWN
patrons may also take advantage of the selling, we offer to send a lump out
on approval If an Idea of price and finish la sent us. .tLamp may be returned if it
does not suit.) , ,
The Easy, Reasonable,
Quick, Pleasant Way
To Secure a Piano
You will find your neighbors and friends are Joining autl talking
about the player.
Any of These Famous Makes Will
Prove a Happy Christmas Maker.
Chickering & Sons, Packard, Kurtz
man, Ivons & Pond, H. & S. G.,
Lindman, Harvard, Sterling, Hunt
ington, Kohlcr & Campbell, Wal
worth, Weaver, York, The Auto Piano,
Krell Auto-Grand Player.
The loielS Ca
Easy payment terms will be arranged for responsible parties, and, taken all in
all, it's the greatest "lamp chance" of 1910.
T amp that whole
saled at 912 each
are to o at
T amps that whole- T amps that whole
saled at $15 each J sale J at $30 each
ara to o at
ara to go at
rgess-Granden Co.
1511 Howard Street, Omaha. Neb
Hue wagons
n Mondry, as usual, for our
is im shape again to give our
service. By Saturday night all of
the week's work was cleaned up and
the drivers worked late to get it
Our Christmas Stock
Is now in and complete in every department
of our store.
Our stock of Diamonds, i'earls and Precious
Stouts is large and most attractive.
Oar old novelties for men and women
will delight you..
Our splendid stock of tho famous "Meylan"
Watches, Howard Watches, tlgin Watches.
Our stock of Gorhatn Sterling Silverware
and Toiletware.
Gorham Leather Goods, Valises, Hill Books,
Cigar Cases, Hand Bags, Silver Mesh Bags,
1'mbrellas and Canes, Silver Novelties.
Chelsea Clocks, made like a watch, the ones
used in the battleships.
Crown Hall Clocks.
Karnak Brass Desk Sets, elegant and new.
Pickard'a Hand Painted China.
In every department our stock is very much larger and more
varied than last year.
Look early and let us lay it aside.
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Jewelers and Silversmiths
10th and Farnam
Stars and Stripes Bottled Beer
The only beer brewed from pure spring water on the
market. Order a ease for your home and get the best.
A beer just suited to quaff at home a night-cap for the
sociable evening a refreshing draught for the late supper
a delightful glass to sip under the evening lamp. Stars
and Stripes is a foaming, sparkling beverage for the keen
palate for the connoisseur.
Uave a Case Delivered to Your Heme
jr. s. cross
1402 Douglas Street
Telephones Douglas, 1390; Independent, A-1303
have been completed of all the work in the house at
the time of the fire. Some bundles have been sent
out short the damaged linen. The insurance com
panies require us to present your claim showing the
articles damaged and their value at the time of tho
is the filial limit when these claims will be accepted.
Kindly mail your claim or call at our office immedi
ately as we are anxious to adjust all lusses promptly.
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