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Entertainment Features of the Fair Provide Amusement for Everybody
ftT l A. B IRROWI,
tHK lit n t M f tr tnftniffumAnl
I I expect to give th. people who
A I attend th Khritk aiiui.
sltlon this year something as
a thriller which will fr
anything ever before seen.
They have eni?agd Lincoln Heachry, (he
man who not only loop th. loop In an
aeroplane, but files upside down, side
wise and In every other way. He. lms
mart the ' birds attempt daring stunt
In their efforts to out-fly the man who
has Invaded their airy domain and has
me audacity to perform aerial
which they heretofore have not
to attempt. No bird waa ewr
flying upside down, yet Lincoln Beachey
will fly upside down In hla aeroplane,
hooting down and up, to the left and
to the right, providing, of course, that
he doea not get killed attempting hla mad
flighta before reaching Lincoln.
Juat how this reckless daredevil ever
concoived the Idea of flying upside down
nu now no started out In the
"u, an Interesting story
aiwi oy Mr. Boachey himself:
"When I was a young fellow 13 year
of age I bejean to study aviation and
gasoline motors. That waa Just thirteen
years ago. I lived in San Francisco and
made but little progress until .after the
fire, when I went to Portland; Ore., and
succeeded to get a position wlthi Captain
Baldwin to fly his dirigible. I waa suc
cessful from the start and soon came Into
great demand among the owners of dirigi
bles, later building one of my own, with
which I made Ul.ooo in one year. I was
enraged to . fly my dirigible durlng the
first aviation meet In Los Angeles. It
was the time Paulhan, the Frenchman,
flew there.- That gave me my first
glimpse of an aeroplane In flight. I waa
astounded at the eight and knew that I
must take up the aeroplane. The call of
the sky rang In my ears and heart.
"It took me a full year to induce Glenn
Curtlss to give me a chance. I trailed
him from city to city and simply forced
him to take me on as a pupil to get rid
of me. I smashed two machines In two
wejks and he called me aside and told
me I was not cut out for a filer and that
he was through with me. But I liad a
contract and made him give me another
machine, and It was never smashed,
"Then I became filled with a mad de
sire to outfly every other man In ihe
game. I Investigated the much talked of
lr pockets, vortexes. Swiss cheese holes
and other alibis so dear to the heart of
the novice flier. I soon found that there
were no such things. I learned that the
one thing to master was the knaok of
combining thought and action to a su
perlative degree. I succeeded remarkably
well and while giving exhibitions at the
pumpkin fairs and small town carnivals,
I waa getting the experience and orao
tlce necessary to startle other aviators.
"In July, 1911. I flew a few feet above
the swirling whirlpool rapids of Niagara
Falls, diving down under the suspension
bridge and Into a malstrom of cross cur
rents which any scientist will declare
Impossible to navigate. Curtlss threat
ened to fire me.
"A few weeks later I entered the big
Chicago meet. There were forty of the
'f reatst navigators In tbe world there,
rcachey was a"novlceto them. But on
'.".he first windy day, when the rest were
' oj.liing" around, I took to the air and
.'11h! spirals, dlvea and atunta that
: 1 the crowd wild. But I also broke the
world's altitude record. The officials
ere indignant and ordered me off the
i old, but the public would not stand
r It and I woke up next morning to
' !nd myself the sensation of the day.
Fabulous sums were offered for my
appearance at other meets and a prem
ium to put on my stunts. Then other
aviators tried to emulate my stuff. They
did not know that constant practice and
study alone was responsible for nty suc
cess. One by one they tumbled out
from the sky, and "Daredevil Beachey"
got the credit for their deaths.
"I kept at It and invented other tricks
and became sufficiently dextrous enough
to make an aeroplane fly many ways
that Curtifi ard the Wrights pronounced
"A year ago I built a small tractor
machine In the Curtiss shops and shipped
it to f?en Diego. I meant to loop the
loop in It, but this I kept to myself.
One day I told Curtlss what I was going
to do. He looked at me pityingly and
shook his head.
" 'Beachy,' says he, 'I've thought you
know what you wore doing, but If you
really mean that you think It possible
loop the loop I believe you are craty.
Id you can never fly another machine
"H ordered the machine kept out of
my reaii and the next da: I gave up
flying. I felt hurt that Curtlss had so
little faith In me. A month later Orville
Wright complimented me on 'putting
over a lot of good publicity In the way
of fake atories about looping the loop,
and he knew' It was Impossible to per
form the feat. When I told him that I
had been diving vertically, dropping t.VM
feet, during all my exhibitions, for six
months, and that on three occasions 1
had actually flown upside down at a right
angle, he patted me on the shoulder and
said: 'I'm glad you have quit flying If it
has affected your head in this manner.'
"Imagine that coming from the man
ON "THE A11DWAV AT THE NbUKASKA STATiS PAIR.
What the 1914 Fair Will Demonstrate
That no state in the union can, raise
as fine cattle.
That the' educational interests of Ne
braska are well taken care of.
That products of the farm are of the
best quality, and the yield per acre won
derful. That the people are prosperous, and
take great Interest in their state fair.
That there are no better horses In the
world than are shown at the state fair.
That the hogs and cattle are the finest
and bring the biggest prices.
That the speed events at the fair are
the peer of those of any other fair In the
Why this will be shown is:
Because Nebraska stands first in the
value of beef cattle.
Because Nebraska stands first In the
number of automobiles per capita
Because Nebraska though less than
fifty years old stands second in the value
of farm property.
Because Nebraska stands second In the
per capita Value of her wheat crop.
Because Nebraska is second in the per
capita value of her horses.
Because Nebraska stands second In the
capita value of her swine.
Because In everything that count foi
agricultural value no state In the union
can compete with her.
And all this will be demonstrated when
the gates are opened for the 1914 expo
sition. The women of the state are taking a
keen Interest in the fair. In addition to
the domestic and fine arte department the
exposition management has attempted to
set forth the latest advancement In solv
ing the problems connected with home
life, both rural and city. The modern
labor saving devices are exhibited.
Patrick Conway's band1, assisted by fiVe
state bands, furnishes the music There
are free concerts morning, afternoon and
evening. Conway'a band Is assisted by a
number of grand opera singers of Interna
The vaudeville amusements are; both
clean and entertaining. Slayman All's
Wild Moors will appear in whirlwind
athletic work. The six Van Dtemans will
give the latest In aerial tumbling. Teddy
Bros., the Benedettoes and other vaude
ville features will supply 'the comedy. Free
entertainments are given each afternoon
and evening before the grandstand.
Under the direction of Superintendent
W. J. O'Brien there will be a fish exhibit
that will attract anglers and sportsmen.
whose Invention I waa proving had llmtt
leas, possibility s. J. .know nothing of fly
ing any other machine, but a Curtlss, and
It would take me a year to master an
other sufficiently to do my stunts, so I
Just got disgusted and quit. Then en me
the feat of Pegaud, the Frenchman, first
flying upside down and describing the
letter "S' elaborating the 'Z' and Just
what I had been doing last year, describ
ing the complete loop. I never felt so
angry In my life. I cabled Curtiss, who
was then In Europe, that he hud cheated
me out of my life's ambition and that
the only way to stop the hurt was to let
me build a machine and outdo everyth'ntr
they were doing In Kurope. He proved
as enthusiastic as I was and cabled back
not only the permission, but added that
not in all Europe were they doing what
I had been doing. . So I rushed the ma
chine together, building It as strong as
possible, and went to San Diego to get
my touch back. I am not flying for
money. Not that I do not get big sums
for my appearance in public, but it is
not the lure of gold that is making me
"Do not lot them tell you I am foolish
or hare-brained. It took me six months
to work Into that dive of mine, falling
3,0u0 feet. In a 1,400-pound machine at a
speed of 200 miles an hour. Had I not
accustomed myself to the stunt by long
practice gradually working Into It, the
rutih of air would have killed me as It
kills a person falling from a high build
ing even before the ground Is struck."
The resources of Nebraska are but
vaguely understood. Only the wlae fish
ermen know the game fighters are found.
O'Brien has the exhibits which convinces
all doubters. The fish building Is one of
the most attractive places on the fair
More than 100 boys last year' availed
themselves: of the privileges offered by
the boys' state fair school encampment.
Competent Instructors gave courses In
agriculture, athletics and farm manage
ment. Visits were made to the live stock
and agricultural exhibits as well as to
points of Interest about Uneoln. This will
again bfc a feature.
The educational exhibit under the charge
of Superintendent Anna V. Day offers
opportunities to the school children of the
state and In the new agriculture-horticulture
hall will be housed these products
of the school rooms.
At the fair grounds there will be tele
graph offices, telephones, a postofflce,
barber shop and all the conveniences of a
modern city will be accessible to patrons.
Education, Inspiration, amusement and
recreation are provided for In the pro
gram of the 1914 state fair. It Is tho am
bition of the management to reflect the
prosperity of the Nebraska farmers and
set forth as fully as possible the bound
less resources of one of the best states In
Lincoln might as well le railed a Park
oil.. Not because of the number of its
parks, fur it Ins but few, but because as
a whiili- It Is one benuliriil park whV
extendi out over the entire city limits
and oi. t Into the snt.urhs Its shady
wIKs etrcohlnn for mllis In either dl
rect'nn have been rS.onlhlo more than
I anythttiif else for (he lack of enthusiasm
: In pari; development, for when a man has i
tree ualore, green grass In aliundancr
i and slimlv nooks rlnht at his d 'or he not
i unite as apt to think of the lark situ i
I tion as he would be If th sun had th"
lMnnwnii. Hi I'vur iit.i iiip imi iiu.im.
and lamn unhindered by shady trees.
I l!ovcer In lute years Lincoln peop'e
have hcKUn to consider the park question
I nun luiitiv i;m i.in "iin jmijiij (no ii iv j
I llfn of parks. thouRh few they msy be.
Of the parks within tue Ci.y, close
' enough so that the people may reach
them In n short walk Is to be found Ante,
lope park, the most pretentious of them
all. This park la situated In the south
eastern portion of the city and extends
for more than a mile along the Antelope
valley where natural slis.'.e tress con
tilbute to Its comfort. This park is equip
ped with a "" and a large number of
animals, such us buffalo, deer, elk, bear,
etc.. cult be found within Its limits.
The state capital grounds I" popular
place for people to gather on a warm
evening. Its beautiful trees and shady
lawn covered with a thick growth of
green grass mako It an Ideal place for
the weary ctttxun, while on on occasional
evening the Nobraska Htate band dis
courses sweet music to the enjoyment of
City, or what Js more familiarly called,
"F 8tret park." la situated near that
part of the city where the poorer class
of people can easily find a place to rest.
It Is situated near the railroad yarda and
In close proximity to hundreds of homes
where the chance to spend a warm
evening In a cool place Is appreciated.
Band concerta are given for their amuse
ment, and it Is becoming a popular re
sort not only for the people who live near
by. but for others and It Is frequently
the case that several thousand people
gather In the little park and listen to the
Amusement parks are Epworth take
park, where each year the rhautauqua
known all over tho country as the E1
worth assembly Is held. It is a beauti
ful place and with Its lake and boating
has made It a place where many societies
hold their annual outings. Lincoln park
Is another amusement place reached on
the Epworth lake park line of the street
railway and la well situated to the needs
of picnics and other similar gatherings.
Capital Beach, however, la the real
amusement park of the city. Thla park
Is situated about two miles west of the
city and is the place where people go
who want to enjoy motion pictures,
swings and similar things. There la a
big lake of something like a thousand
acres In connection with the park and It
is here' where people go for their boating
and enjoy a bath In the big salt lake pool.
where quality and reasonable prices combine, extends a
most cordial invitation to visitors from out of town to
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Our waiting room on the second floor is at your dlspoRal.
Our Men's Furnishing Dept. has a complete line of fall furnish
ings. Our cloak and suit department buyers have just returned
from the eastern markets prepared to show you the latest of fall
Our Shoe department is better able to meet the demands of
patrons than ever before.
In short all our departments will appreciate a visit from you
when in Lincoln.
FRED SCHMIDT & BRO.
The beet' -by test. Adopted by engineers and experts. All
principal features patented. The word.
stamped on large center wire to prevent substitution.,
roa soiu unner a sid.uuv.uu lionu
A State Inspector examines every building roilded by our
dealers you get "Lightning I'rotectlon" when you use Hhlnn
When you come to the State Fair visit our factory In
Lincoln, or exhibit at Htate Fair Grounds.
Write for illustrated! book, sent free.
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THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR TO REG IN YOUR FALL
EVERYTHING THAT GROWS
SEEIXS The following field seeds should b
sown in August and September:
ALFAIJA Ours is government tested and guar
anteed 99 per cent pure.
FALL WHEAT We have two Tarietles. The
Marvelous, of which you only need sow one
fourth bushel tr acre, and No. 17 Beardless.
. Both of these grains have proven enormous
WINTER RYE Sow early for fall pasture and
reap a big crop next spring.
RAND VETCH This is a comparatively new for
age crop. Will grow anywhere.
CLOVERS Comprising Red. Whlta and Sweet.
GRASS MIXTURES For pasture or the lawn.
BULItS We import all our bulbs direct from
Holland and are the largest importers In the
PLANTING. WE ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR
west. Buying as we do, in such large quanti
ties, we are in a position to make prices right.
Plant a bed of tulips this fall and have a flower
bed in early spring.
FIOWERS This is a new department that we
have recently added. We have two of the larg
est green houses in the city. Our cut flower
store is located at 1041 O street. Call there and
see our fine display of ferns, geraniums, etc.
We also can furnish cut flowers for all occasions.
STATE FAIR EXHIHIT Of course you are going
to the State Fair, and of course you will visit
Agricultural Hall. You will find there two
bootha showing our products. The flower and
plant booth Is on the first floor, and the seed
booth Is in the balcony at the north end. We
want you to be sure and visit both of these.
Be sure to rail at our Seed Store at 147 South Tenth , or our Flower Store at 1042 O street, and get
a fall catalog In which you will fiud full description and prices of all the above tilings to plant.
G riswo ldl
Seed Dept. 147 S. 10th St.
Floral Dept. 1042 O. St.
The Best Moderate Priced Hotel in Nebraska
$50,000 Spent in Remodeling.
First Floors To Street Grade.
New Dining Room.
Telephones In all Rooms.
New Sanitary Kitchen.
Tile Floors In Lobby.
Entire House Renovated,
New Kawneer Front.
New Electric Elevator.
New Vacuum Heating Plant.
Rooms With Hath.
Indirect Lighting System.
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STATE FAIR WEEK
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BIG FREE PROGRAM OF
High Class Circus Acts
Introducing Astounding, and Amazing Arcoic Feat s -
THE BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY
and Spectacular Fireworks Production
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It has not and will not ludulge in special contracts, stock selling
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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
M. KEENE Fremont,
WRAY A. LINDLY.
L. J. DUNN.
DR. H. B. MILLER.
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