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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 21, 1911)
BURBANK TIRELESS WORKER
Very Seldom Lcavei Tarm and ir
Alwaji Impatient to Return.
SIUTY OF PLUM 13 HIS HOE3Y
Ha tlrtrloprd n Trrr on Whlrh
400 arlrtlrs llatr Rem l.rnnii
111 Kiprrlmrnt l arm
trarts Mlr People.
"Luthfr r.urbank. tlie wizard of rail
fornla, Is C4 yrnr olil, lut iWi'ti't look
over Art," ray W. 1. :i-hol. a pergonal
friend ot Ilie great nnturallM, who l.i
showing some of tt.c Hurbank "freak""
at the Omaha Land Miow. ,'--onie of the
freaki ar rrd-w hlskered com, m hlcli In a
eroxs between prnskrs anil the common
Indian maize; ilums an In rue u iwars,
VOtatoes weifrhlnff four ionri'l. phimmts,
a cross bctwwn a j'lum am mi ajrlcdt;
t hornless cacti. Iitleiii plums, rmrlr-ss
apples and flower of a terra rotta color
and blended from the (iold of Diliir and
the Jack Mltiot.
"Mr, llurhank In not a JiotanIM," main
tains Mr. NIchuN, "hut a nutui ',it. A
born naturnllsl. And lie m the irm-.t 1 1 re
less worker f ccr r. No lav la lung
enough for hint. He Is t tit- all tlxt lime,
one day 1 w;is at III. ho i,e and the post
man tame with 3W letters. If al) of them
were anered Uui-hank would lime to
keep three typewriters going ull the
The famous nnturallM It of ellttl't build
end welkht about 1-0 pound. He lar nt
tv'inta Kohr, Hononi.i counly, I'liiitornla.
In a beautiful home Ktirrounded by treen
ar.d flowers. Here Mr. Huibank has a
Inborntory, but his friends are not Inxited
Into H and few have men It. He In
naturally retleint about hi work and
resenta Interference. Although at tlme
be will tdiow ' and explain to a visitor
some of lila products, If the recipient of
till attention display any tlcxlre to hi sue
or Interrupt the naturalist will leave him
abruptly and walk briskly back to his
"lb experiment station where moat of
the freaks which have astonished the
world are developed is halt an hour's
ride from Kaiiia Itosa. Mr. llurbank
dilvea down In his auto each mm-ii Inl
and la lost In the study of fruits and
flowers.. . ,
' ' PIssi'Ik Ills llc.hbT. '
"Slvjdjr of, the pium la liurDank's hobby.
Ha lias develoed n tree upon which 4K)
varieties' of plums crow and altogether
be has produced .TOI varieties lie also
delights 111 doing tricks with the cherry,
and -it la claimed he has now ileveloiied
a cherry larger and firmer than any here
tufote ralxcd and one that will revolu
tlunlre the cherry Industry.
"This experimental farm of fifty acres
attracts hordes of '.'curiosity seekers,"
LS doco.slHU thu Hurlmnk homo at Hunt
Itosa, and su "It has been neerfsury for
the naturalist to adopt a policy of seeing
no one except on the most important
business. He rarely leaves his farm and
when he doe Is Impatient to return and
irsume Ms work.
"AllboiiKh hi work has brought him
riches, Mr. Burbnnk has Utile dealra to
amass a K"at fortune and carea for
money only. Insofar hh It will help hlin
to carry out his experiments. Ho reully
needs a. flnauclul manaicer, but there is
nobody who tan manage lilm."
The Key. to tne DltuatWin sea Ads.
of West's Products
K. I.. Iomnx. sieneral passenger agent
for the Western Pa'lflo road, who passed
through Omaha from Chicago on his
way t his home In California, said: "1
am very sorrow I cannot Mop over and
attfnd the Land show. I know that It
Wocld repay me a, thousandfold. This
Ian1 i-how Is one of the best things for
Omnha and the western part of the
country that has ever been held."
When spoken to about California, he
said: "California Is pre of the best
states In the union that a person could
peissibly live In. The soil Is very product
ive ami the climate ran hardly be ri
valed anywhere. The only drawback Is
the condition of the government there.
The Initiative ami referendum and recall
and the woman suffrage movement has
had the government In a turmoil for the
last few years. Now that women have a
right to vote I suppose we will have a
vrry fine government.
' It has now gotten so In this country
that if a man has an extra dollar In Ms
Jeans the city, county and state officials
begin Investigating Into the matter to
see where It enme from, how he got It
and what ho Intends to do with It, and
If they don't like It they mark him down
as a grafter. If a few of these would-be
reformers were put down, the conditions
In the country wuiiM bo different."
Settle in Wyoming
and Be Prosperous
"We are looking for you and want you
to look for us." "If we meet In Wyom
ing we will both make money."
These are the mottos of C II. Ralla
hury & Co. of Worland, Wyo., who have
brought a comprehensive exhibit to the
Omaha Land Know and are proving with
talk and literature some facts about the
county of Washakie which are not mat'
ters of common knowledgo.
Htatlatlcs about the water supply,, the
soil, the clluute, alfalfa aa a haying
crop, the sheep Industry, oats, wheat,
barley, fruit talslpg, potatoes, roal, rec
reation, eminer and everything connected
with the enterprising community are fur
nished the vIhIIois at the Land Know
through the literature published by tho
Worland Commercial club. "
Campbell Picks Up
Ideas at Big Show
Will A. Campbell, secretary of the
Western Development league, paid a last
call to the Omaha Land rihow Thursday
afternoon before leaving for 8t. Paul, lie
was much pleaaed with the show and
thought It was "a corkln' good land ex
position." He complimented tha man
agement on the success of the show and
expressed a wish that It ba bigger and
better than ever next year.
Mr. Campbell la handling several ex
positions of a similar character and
came to the Omaha show to "swipe soma
new Ideas." In which mission he admitted
he was successful so successful that he
will return next week and take another
inventory of the Innovations which are
numerous at the big Coliseum.
FRESNO EXCELS IN RAISINS
Wonden of California County Seen
at the land Show.
GRAINS AND VEGETABLES ALSO
J. M. Hwlft, a tharae of the El
klblt, Wars the District Hls
Cheapest Water ftnpplr In
the Kntlre West.
The Fresno County (California) Cham
ber of Commerce exhibit la attracting
the attention of thousands t the Iand
Hhow. Each dsy tha crowds hurrying
through the Colllseum halt at the foot,
of the scenic stairway and then enter
this booth where Fresno county has piled
Its exhibits In a splendid profusion.
Everything raised In the famous county
is on exhibit, but the largest exhibit
consist of many, boxes of raisins.
Sheaves of wheat and alfalfa and great
atacks of grain and vegetables are ar
ranged about the booth, a fitting frame
for the raisin exhibit, the Fresno county
pride, for that county produces three
fourths of tho raisins in tho United
Keventy thousand acres are planted to
raisins and thirty large packing houses
care for the product, employing 4.0W
people during the packing season. As a
rule the raisins are grown on small
Other Lines Than ItaUlns.
The raisin Industry la not the only one
sueeesrful In this California county,
l'rled fruits, canned fruits. fies an4
olives, oranges and lemons, truck gar
dening, bee keeping, dairying, alfalfa
raising, poultry, horses and mulej un
der these heads can the Industries of
Fresno county ba classed.
The population of the county fa C7.
and this population yearly produces -.2,-Xi,ono
worth of agricultural products and
J. M. Pwlft, In charge of the exhibit,
holds that Fresno county has the best
Irrigation and the cheapest water for Ir
rigation purposes of any community In
tho west. Twelve hnndre'd miles of Ir
rigation canals dissert the country, pour
ing water onto 400,jO acres aod trans
forming what would otherwise be un
productive land Into one of the most fer
tile regions lit the world. Cither parts of
the county yield abundantly without Ir
rigation. The water for Irrigation Is not
expensive, costing S2'4 cents per acre.
Over the rich, level soil of Fresno
county runs a system of the most per
fect oiled roads In the United Htates.
The oil for these roads Is obtained from
native fields, where oil flows In such
quantities that the wealth of the county
Is considerably increased by Its sale.
Pltuated between tha Sierra Nevada
mountains on the cast and the coast
range on the west, Fresno county em
braces ervery variety of cllmato and
soil found In California. The county
contains B.VXi square miles, on which
70.000 people are living In comfort and
enjoyment, with railroads, telegraph,
rural telephones, dally rural mull deliv
eries, schools, libraries and churches.
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Bryne at Rammer S, O. Co.
Xatali Ttmit SwppUmJ y M. B, ejmlta k Co. . , .
School Children's Day at the Big Spectacle
Omaha. South Omaha and Council
Bluffs grado and high schools.
Parents in the three cities are arranging to send their boys and
girls to the wonderful show of wondrous things today, where
they can learn hundreds of interesting and educational things
about their country and get lots of amusement through motion
pictures, trained seals, fine music and many other fascinating features.
Bring your boys and girls to the show of the century today
Beautiful art features - Impressive historical lessons
. Modern machinery in motion
Great machines, working with what seems almost human intelligence, form some of tho
live exhibits in big machinery hall. Perfect in every detail, they are. marvels of me
chanical skill, and monuments to the wonderful inventive- genius of the American.
They teach every boy and girl -valuable lessons.
Special features for today:
Tri-citics school day. American boy scouts afternoon
Traveling Glen's Night:
Ploughing Contest 2:30 p. m.
Frank Odell with 5,000 honey bees 11:30
to 4:30 and 8:30 to 9:30 p. m.
Huge Tractors in Operation.
Trained Seal Circus Performances 2:30 to
4:30, and 9:00 to 10:15 p. m.
Carter Grade Climbing Auto.
Hawaiian-Maorian Singers, 1:30 to 5:30,
' 7:30 to 9:00, 9:00 to 10:00 and 10:30 to
11:00 p. in.
Prune Dryers in Operation.
Concert by Green's Band at 8:15 p. m.
Something interesting, something educational and something amusing going on all the time
Extra street car accomodations ample to take care of the crowds
H) yiri- g 4 ft En Li
Special attractions are planned for each day and you will haveample time this afternoon to look
over the exhibits and ask questions about the products and the country in which they are raised.
It will be worth your time and may put you on the right track toward making a fortune on the farm.
is well represented by displays from each State on or adjacent to its line:
Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Cali-
fornia, Oregon, Washington
WILLIAM BRUCE LEFFINGWELL, author, traveler and lecturer, will again lecture today in Hall "A"
9:00-"YelIowstooe National Park"
Both lectures will be illustrated by motion pictures and stereopticon views and will prove intensely interesting, Be sure to attend.
Dr. Frederick H. Millener will give demonstrations of his wireless telephone both afternoon and evening, in
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"STOP" at the Booth Showing the Electric Block Signal.
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