1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Opening to Closing


3-24-2006                 OPENING DAY - JUNE 1, 1898

June 2, 1898    The illumination of main court was in itself a spectacle
                    sufficient to reward those waiting. Just as the outline of the
      EB         buildings began to grow indistinct...a single cluster of electric lamps
on each side of the lagoon was lighted.  Then another and another
until the row of pillars that circles midway between the lagoon and
the buildings was crowned with incandescent luster.  Another turn
of the switchboard and the circle immediately surrounding the lagoon
added its radiance.  In another instant the full circuit was opened and
every outline and pinnacle of the buildings was blazed with light.  The
                   effect was indescribable.  Thousands of electric bulbs filled the vast
court with golden effulgence.  The glaring white of the buildings was
tempered to a softer tint, and the lagoon glowed and glistened like a
phosphorescent sea...The immense crowd...gazed in dumb admiration.
For a few seconds the crowd was as silent as though they were wax
 figures...then a volley of cheers and hand clapping...             (Pg. 11)

June 3, 1898    Difficult to get out...not enough exits...Bandstand is in the wrong
EB     place as the sun beats down in the afternoon making it impossible to
     stay there any length of time.  At night it is most enjoyable, but
afternoon concerts will be given on the steps of the Government
Building or in the Auditorium...(later went to morning concerts.)
                                                                   (Pg. 13 & 14)
         EB     Kodaks were plentiful yesterday...people gladly paid the $1 fee.

June 4, 1898    The push cart man is not getting much business...Western
         EB     people are able to walk.  The unfortunate people who used him
                    received a chaffing from the crowd.  (Pg. 16)

         EB     The first fire on the Midway started in the 20 foot shaft of
                    the California Gold Mine Exhibit.  (Pg. 17)

                    The camels left New York today on their trip to Omaha...High winds
caused such waves on the lagoon, that some boaters felt seasick.

June 5, 1898    Nearly a dozen well known pick-pockets were spotted and evicted
SB    from the grounds...no arrests were made...among them were Chicago's
Jimmy Sullivan, AKA-The Velvet Hand;...and Lucy Stanley. Also,
Kansas City, John Winters; from St. Louis, Butch Sullivan; from New
York, Gilbert Parker AKA-Tony the Dago; and Mrs. Lou Decker, AKA-
Little Lou, a 60 year old woman easily identified because she is minus
her right ear.                                                   (Pg. 19)

June 8, 1898    Several young ladies from Omaha's high society were spotted on
         EB         the Midway grounds taking in the sights...gazing at the dancers in the
oriental theaters that do not move their feet or head…but hesitating to
go in...too modest to enter, too curious to leave.  "I wouldn't think of
such a thing", said a modest maiden when her escort hinted they
 might go in, but she did think of it. She managed to keep near the
 entrance until quite a party of women had gathered, all in a similar
state of mind, until one, bolder than the rest, would go in.  Then the
modest maidens would discover quite a few nice people were going in
                    and it might not be so bad after all...Not one of them left until she had
seen the whole show.  (Pg. 24)

         EB     Why the crowd gazed at her.  One of Douglas County's young women,
employed at the Douglas County exhibit, has discovered why she has
 been the center of attention for visitors.  One exhibit is a huge glass
case, designed to contain a number of specimens from Nebraska soil.
She had been working in the case all day and was painfully aware that
every visitor would stop and stare at her with every indication of
amusement.  She would slip out and consult a mirror, but nothing
seemed out of place.  As the day went on she continued to attract a
                    grinning crowd and became worked up to a point that she was ready
to quit.  Eventually (she discovered) that the case was labeled in large letters, "THIS IS A NEBRASKA PRODUCT".    (Pg 24)                              

June 11, 1898   Unfair to Omaha-
         WH     "The show now being run at Omaha by a few first class grafters
                    does not seem to be drawing like a mustard plaster, except to those
who put up the dough to start it.  It would not be a surprise if it
petered out long before Nov. 1.  Whether the show is any good or not
(name withheld) is not prepared to say but to judge it from the gang
managing it, it is impossible to imagine how it could be any good...It
might prove a success were it not for the various hold-ups visitors
meet at the hotels and hash factories in Omaha.  Every one treat
visitors as though he were the last they expect, and the robber rates
                   they charge will prevent thousands from going...for who ever goes
will...be bled to a finish.           (Pg. 33)
                        (Ed. Note: This letter was sent to the World Herald)

         WH     Chinese Village will open tomorrow...German Village will open
                   (within 3 days)...Streets of Cairo closed in a legal dispute
                   with Streets of All Nations over muscle dancers...   (Pg. 34)

         WH     Prof. Bernhardt has composed a T/M Prize March...He will be in
                   charge of the piano exhibit in the Manufacturer's Building.

June 12, 1898   The Nebraska girls picked for the composite picture, Miss
         SB     Nettie Harmer of Syracuse and Miss May O'Shea of Lincoln, will
                    be here on Nebraska Day.                (Pg. 36)

June 17, 1898   The balloonist who landed in the lagoon was ordered not to
         WH     pull that trick again.  His parachute landed him two blocks away, 
but the basket came down in the lagoon.  He was made to pay 50c
admission to enter and report his loss and another admission the 
next morning to come in and get his basket back.               (Pg. 56)

June 18, 1898   Some new lighting surprises are being planned by Stieringer,
                   but they will be kept as a surprise.  (Pg. 60)
         EB     The German Village and Scenic Railway opened today.

         EB     Montgomery Ward has just received a magnificent piano that is
                   operated by electricity.  It will be placed on display in their
                    building.
         WH     The Kansas Building is far advanced.  (Pg. 59)

June 19, 1898   The Wisconsin Building was dedicated.    (Pg. 63)
         SB     Exit gates being placed just south of the Georgia Building.
         SB     The new Expo stamps were made available today.
SB     Brainy women in Convention...   (Pg. 62)

June 20, 1898   A team of horses pulling a wagon load of brick and sand
         EB     bolted, dashing from the bridge through the Administration
                    Arch...past the service building, where a light pole was
                    smashed, up the north Midway before being stopped near the
                    fire station...no one was hurt...          (Pg. 65)

         EB     All kinds of excuses have been made by people requesting a
                    temporary pass, but the reward for the most remarkable goes to
                    a lady telegrapher.  She had written a letter to a friend in
                    California...and left for work on the grounds carrying the
                    letter and her photo pass.  Her dress had no pockets, so she
                    slipped her pass in the unsealed letter for convenience.  She
                    later sealed and mailed the letter and not until she reached
                    the gates did it occur to her what she had done.     (Pg. 65)

                    The Art Catalog was issued today.
         WH     The Press Building was opened.             (pg. 67)

         EB         A 20 foot Boa Constrictor, from Hagenbacks Animal Show, escaped
         somewhere between the Webster St. Depot and the Expo grounds
(along the Bluffs Tract). Residents were quite nervous until it was
found by a young boy in a cave at the foot of Ohio Street.       (Pg. 67)

June 21, 1898   The official badges of Expo Officers were received and worn
         EB     for the first time today.  They are the work of a local firm and made
of Silver or gold.   The Illinois Building was dedicated.    (pg. 69)

June 22, 1898   The new illumination features in the Grand Court will be
                    welcomed with a fireworks display.
         WH     New exit gates were opened on the North viaduct, but no
                    entrances allowed.

         WH     The Wild West Show was put into total darkness for about 30
                    minutes, when a rifle shot from Prof. Fremont Wheeler,
                    sharpshooter, cut a wire.          (Pg. 75)

         EB     Council Bluffs officials were surprised...that Children's day
                    is today...Teachers had been making elaborate arrangements to
                    bring the entire juvenile population of Council Bluffs...
                    Businessman were raising money...had expectation of a day
                    entirely their own.  Now they are compelled to leave much to
                    a future occasion.                         (Pg. 77)

June 23, 1898   Recap of the building of the Wigwam.  Ended up 83 feet high
         EB     with a 30 foot flagpole..180 feet in circumference..4 stories covered
with a heavy ducking painted to represent animal skins.      (Pg. 81)

June 24, 1898   Dedication of Wigwam.            (pg. 84)
         EB

June 25, 1898   Rolling the Rolls opened...first of its kind in America...
         WH     barrels 15 feet long, 10 feet high, that make 16 revolutions a
                    trip...each holds 12 people.                 (Pg. 85)

         WH     Newlyweds from Virginia honeymoon at the T/M.  Caleb Dillow from
Bland County, Virginia and his bride Susan (Hall) of Patrick County,
Virginia, arrived here after a great tribulation... Her father objected to
their union...so they eloped.  They mounted a horse and fled, pursued
by the father to the nearest railroad station...married in Bristol, Tenn
 ... boarded the first train west, ending up here.   They will see the
 Expo before returning.                  (pg. 85)

         WH     The jinrikasha is a society fad on the midway.  Fred Cummins
                   is sorry he cannot supply the demand for these vehicles.        (Pg. 85)

         WH     Ki-Yi, famous Zulu ballyhoo artist, caused quite a sensation
                    in front of the Dragons Head, where he is performing. (Pg. 85)

         WH     A new picture, the Bombardment of Ft. Matanzas, was featured
                    at the Edison War Gragh last night.  (The bombardment occurred
                    April 27th)                         (Pg. 85)

         WH     Power of the Press...Directors believe newspaper editors should
                    be treated most liberally. Feel season passes should be issued
                    to the editor and his wife of all newspapers in Nebraska,
                    Iowa, So. Dakota, Colorado, Kansas and Wyoming.  Rosewater
                    doesn't see any good in favoring "miserable little weeklies".
                                                           (Pg. 86)
         EB     New gates were opened several days ago along Sherman Ave.

         EB     Dust from 24th Street is getting on exhibits in the Gov't Building...
need to have it watered at least twice a day to keep the dust down.
                (Pg. 89)

         EB     Changes were made in the illumination of the statue atop the Gov't
Bldg...only the cluster of lamps in the torch will be turned on...
                      (Pg. 89)

         EB     Distribution machines for Ice and Postcards often don't work
                   right...(they take the penny, just don't give anything in return.)
                            (Pg. 89)

June 27, 1898   It appears local people prefer to come in the evening, unless
         EB         some exceptional feature inspires...them to come before 6:00.
                    Every attendance nearly doubles the day crowd.  The beauty (of
                    the grounds) is augmented by illumination by lamps...a visit
                    to fairy land...Omaha people have already seen the exhibits
                    and content to pass away a summer evening in the cool air
                    and admire the electrical effects that never become tiresome.
                                                                   (Pg. 94)

June 28, 1898   Repair work continues on the lagoon walls, although always at
         EB         night, so that the Grand Court is not disturbed.     (Pg. 97)
                                                                             
         EB         Sarah Krappe, Wild West Show rider, was injured when her horse
                    fell on her during a bucking bronco show.           (Pg. 97)

June 30, 1898   Musical Congress...intensely American sentiment...   (Pg. 99)
         EB

July 1, 1898    The six-pound rapid fire gun that was to have been displayed at
         EB         the Expo, has been sold to the Gov't and sent to the front in Cuba.
                        (Pg. 101)
         EB     1200 Texas watermelon are to be distributed.     (Pg. 101)

July 2, 1898    One woman was in her element as she crowded and pushed
through to the front rank for her slice of watermelon.  She was
rewarded with a large piece, but as she marched past the others, with
a gleam of exultant satisfaction, she discovered she had lost her
diamond pin worth $100.  Pushing people aside she looked on the
ground, remaining until after they had left, hoping to find it in the
gravel.  She did not.  She declined to give her name.           (Pg. 105)

         EB     Discussion on harmonic basis of Indian music...      (Pg. 104)



July 3, 1898    An 4 foot long alligator has been sent to the Horticulture
                    Building from someone in Iowa.

         EB       Guard tackles black box...One of the guards, instructed to stop every
person not having an official ticket attached to their camera...caught
sight of a man with a suspicious looking black box, rushing toward the
Main Court.  Hurrying after him the guard saw there was no ticket...
and informed him he would have to get a permit to use that thing.
"Don't need a permit", replied the man, as a crowd gathered as the
man seemed to be making fun of him.  The guard repeated himself,
"I don't want to make you any trouble, but",..."I don't intend to buy a
                    permit and you can't make me", stated the man. "Now look here
                    mister", replied the guard, who was getting mad. "I don't need any
permit and I'm going to use it right now, just watch me", the man shot
back as he winked to the crowd.  With this he walked to a seat, sat
down and opened the box, extracting a sandwich and other eatables,
while the crowd gave the guard  the laugh.          (Pg. 109 insert)

         WH     Harry Sayre was taken to the hospital last evening with his face and
head badly cut.  He was in the Mirror Maze with friends and trying to
dodge out of sight, when he tripped and fell through one of the
mirrors.  The doctors had quite a job getting him patched up.
                   (Pg. 108)
         WH     A lack of advertising...has the public at large in blissful
                   ignorance of the sights at the Exposition.  Passes for the
                   country editors still being held up by Rosewater.    (Pg. 108)

July 4, 1898    Ostriches shut out by clergy...Manager Cawston of the Ostrich
         EB     Farm had made plans for an extensive display in the parade,
                    but a Methodist parson misunderstood what he was advertising
                    and had him arrested.  While explanations were being made to
                    guards the parade started.         (Pg. 109)

July 5, 1898    Fire in the east casino (Twin Tower Restaurant)... (Pg. 111)
         EB     Illumination of the Midway...with hundreds of red, white and
                    blue fires turned night into day.

         EB     Accident on the Scenic Railroad injures several.  One of the
                    cars ran off the track and nearly tumbled to the ground.  Five
                    were hurt, none badly. They were visiting from Council Bluffs.
                                                                       (Pg. 111)

July 6, 1898    The Gov't Building must be closed on Sundays... other Expo’s
         EB     have asked to be able to be open on Sunday too, but none allowed.
                                   (Pg. 114)
         EB   The Hawaii exhibit, which was expected in early June, has been
                delayed because of the war.  The Gov't impressed all the
                steamers in San Francisco.

July 7, 1898    Leaks in the buildings during heavy thunderstorm...Gov't
         EB     Building suffers the most.  The worst sufferers were the
                    concessionaires whose establishments were built on flat ground
                    ...water one-two feet deep in the streets...came through roofs
                    and from the street into buildings.            (Pg. 111)

         EB     Lion tamer Bronco Bocaccio injured...was working with a
                    lioness had given birth to a litter of cubs about a week ago
                    ...was trying to force her away from the cubs to do her act
                    ...when she leaped at him...               (pg. 112)

July 8, 1898    Greeley County people coming...500 to come in September...
        
         EB     Wading through deep water on the Midway...sewers backed up
                    near the Press Building during Wednesdays storm and caused the
                    entire street to be covered with water up to a foot deep.   (Pg. 115)

July 9, 1898    People visiting the Expo living in their cars.  W.I. Allen and
         WH     friends of the Rock Island Railroad, who are bound for Chicago
                    are staying in his private RR car, which is side-tracked north
                    of the grounds.  They declare it is not as inconvenient as
                    might be supposed.                          (Pg. 116)

         EB     Part of rotunda of Nebraska Building falls into fountain... 
                                                                   (Pg. 117)

July 10, 1898   First religious services held at Auditorium... (Pg. 114 & 121)
         SB

         SWH   Parody on Camera Obscura...The Camera Obscura differs from the
                    vitascope in that it transfers person & things from any part of the
Exposition onto the screen in the building occupied by    the camera.
                       (Pg. 119)

         SWH    East Coast knows nothing of the T/M...receiving no publicity.
                                                           (pg. 120)

July 11, 1898   Theater Building on Old Plantation consumed by fire...sending
         EB     a panic through the Streets of All Nations...      (Pg. 123)

         EB     The Hawaii Exhibit has been moved from the International
                    Building into the Agricultural Building, since it is now a
                    U.S. possession.                   (Pg. 126)

         EB     Ambulance out of control on the Midway...the breeching broke
                    which let the whiffletrees up against the horses, causing them to bolt...
brought under control without serious results.         (Pg. 126)
         EB     Serious accident in the Georgia Building...painters working on
                a ladder which slipped and went down with them.  Two men were
                hurt, one breaking both legs.        (Pg. 126)

         EB     A train load of 300 people is coming from Tennessee...Pg. 126

July 12, 1898   The Expo is not known of east of Chicago...lack of publicity...
         WH
                    H.A.Cunningham was looking for trouble on the Midway and he
                    found it at the German Village...his wounds are not considered
                    serious...                                 (Pg. 127)

      WH         The Lagoon Transportation Company will receive tomorrow two
                    electro-vapor launches...The beautiful Swan Steam Yacht and
                    the four Gondolas have been very popular.      (Pg. 127)

July 13, 1898   A small landing was built on the west end of the lagoon to
         EB     keep boats from rubbing against the staff...       (Pg. 128)

         WH     The alligator will be put in the fountain in a cage in front
                    of the Horticulture Bldg.             (Pg. 129)

         WH     A new gate was opened at the SW corner of the Bluffs Tract...
                    100 per day are using it.

         WH     The Cotton Belt Route has issued a pamphlet with pictures of
                    its display in the Agriculture Building.         (Pg. 129)

July 14, 1898   New flooring has been put on the Main viaduct that is less
         EB      sticky than the tar that would stick to shoes on hot days. The
                    old floor, although double thickness with tar paper between,
                    let water into the restaurant storerooms below during heavy
                    thunderstorms.                     (pg. 130)

         EB     Fence climbers will be dealt with more severely...previously
                    just arrested and thrown out...now they face going to Jail...
                                                                  (Pg. 130)
         EB     The Expo postcards are meeting with great favor...visitors
                    using them to write home.             (Pg. 130)

         EB      Bands on the Midway are disrupting the regular concerts...
                    Midway people assert that the band concerts on the plaza are
                    duly prolonged, thus holding the crowd from the midway.  They
                    have started a band that begins playing across from the plaza
                    at the time they think concert should cease, thus interrupting
                    the concert with their own peculiar music.  It is very
                    exasperating to the people enjoying the concert.    (pg. 130)

         WH     Camp grounds are ready for the Indian Congress...30 acres on
                    the south portion of the Oak Chatham tract..."Rattlesnake Pete" 
will have a tent on the grounds...Bluffs tract people envious...
                          (Pg. 133)

         WH     Lastest issue of the Farm Implement Magazine has 7 pages with
                    1/2 tones.

         WH     Rosewater is directed by the Board of Directors to send passes
                    to the country editors.                    (Pg. 131)

July 15, 1898   Life-saving crew making ready...practice shots with 18 lb.
         WH     projectile bombard buildings...carries line over mast but overshoots
lagoon striking colonnades on north side dislodging a few bricks in
the paving...a smaller boat has been ordered…the present one is too
large to capsize.  It has decided to cover the bricks with boards, as
they cannot stop cannon from shooting too far.           (Pg. 133)

         WH     Children's Building dedicated.             (Pg. 134)

         WH     Over 100 Ostriches...fight between two of the larger ones... 

         EB     Fish about 4" long found in lagoon...mystery as to how they
                    got there...similar to fish sent to Gov't Building.  (Pg. 136)


July 16, 1898   The Camera Obscura is based on one of the simplest principles
         WH     of natural philosophy, namely the reflection of refracted light.  An
opening...in the center of the roof, encasing a mirror, the angle of
which can be regulated...to reflect the surrounding landscape,
buildings, people, etc. A powerful lens below the mirror reduces the
picture to the right size and intensifies the image...By revolving the
mirror, the entire horizon may be reproduced.                       (Pg. 136)

July 17, 1898   E. A. Felder has been through hundreds of mazes...and was
    SWH        explaining to a friend the angles and reflections of the
                    mystifying glasses.  "Now this appears to be a mirror, but is
                    not as you see," and he kicked hard and high.  In a second,
                    glass worth $60.00 was in a thousand atoms at his feet.  He
                    didn't say a word, just pulled out $60, laid it on the
                    shattered glass, nodded and walked silently into the street
                    where the air wasn't so thick.      (pg. 137)

July 18, 1898   Crowds are not in as much a hurry now...taking a closer look
         WH     at exhibits.  Sunday admission was restored to 50c, but it was
                    not announced to the public.  Several hundred left rather than
                    pay the extra quarter. They were undeceived when they reached
                    the ticket office, but not altogether satisfied.  (Pg. 143)

July 19, 1898   Heat does not penetrate buildings.

         EB     Work on the Minnesota Building being pushed night and day...
                    they promise to have it ready.             (pg. 144)

         WH     "Barney the Buffalo" arrives from Montana...to be followed by
                    a Moose...

         WH     Tanks 18 ft. x 30 ft. x 2 ft. deep are being put in for the
                    Indians to wash clothes and bathe.  They will be kept full
                    with running water from the city.    (pg. 145)

         WH     Those connected with the Indian Congress given a magnificent
                    badge of a gold or silver plated tomahawk appropriately lettered.
                          (Pg. 145)
         WH     Parasites wreck havoc at fish display in Gov't Bldg...surplus
                    fish put in lagoon as more arrive...most from Lake Michigan.
                                                                   (pg. 145)
         WH     Brawl at the Pabst Building...             (pg. 146)

         WH     Music-Monday evenings will be devoted to popular music, no
                    overtures or classic selections, but catchy new airs and old
                    songs that have a warm place in the publics estimation for a
                    generation or more.  Thursday evenings concert in the Grand
                   Court, where the Expo Chorus will have full swing and various
                    novelties of Greek-fire illumination will be blended with
                    music.  Friday evenings will be given entirely to request
                    programs.  A new feature, introduced last evening...has the
                    band stationed in the outside gallery at east end of
                    Agriculture Building to make it more generally heard in the
                    Grand Court as well as on 20th Street, north of the Adm. Bldg.
                                                                       (Pg. 146)

July 20, 1898   Secret of the Flying Lady illusion was almost made clear to
         WH     the audience last night.  While the young lady...was moving
                    airily about, her slipper fell off...the curtain was quickly
                    drawn and in answer to why the slipper remained in space, the
                    lecturer declared it was under the same magnetic force that
                    held the flying lady up.             (Pg. 147)

         WH     Thirty female ostriches at the southern California ostrich
                    farm.  Some are beginning to lay eggs.  She will lay every
                    other day for more than two months.  An ostrich egg is equal
                    to three dozen hen eggs and valued at $25.00.  Forty days are
                    required to hatch.  The female bird sits from 9 AM to 4 PM and
                    the male then sits from 4 PM to 9 AM.        (Pg. 147)

                    A circular Venetian Gondola will be brought to the Midway by
                    Mr. & Mrs. William Russell of France.       (Pg. 147)
                    (Ed. Note: This is called a Carrousel on the photograph)

         WH     Mystic Maze Bldg. is being remodeled and redecorated.  Mr.
                    E.D. Allen has a large force working and when it is finished
                    it will be the most attractive building on the Midway. 
                                                                   (Pg. 147)
         EB     Lions almost eat tamer...Prof. Lewis was jumped by four lion
                    cubs...they rolled up and down in the same sawdust, first one
                    on top, then the other.  At length he succeeded in beating
                    them off...but had wounds on his wrist, scalp and back.
                                                                (Pg. 148)

         EB     First of Indians arriving...mostly Sioux...expect 700 to 1200  total.
                           (Pg. 149)

         EB     The Chorus will be on the boat landing (east end) and the band
                    in front of the Liberal Arts Building.  They will alternate
                    selections and combine for an echo effect on some numbers.  
                                                                   (Pg. 149)
         EB     Colored lights in electric fountain have been turned on...
                    spray shoots 20 feet into air...colors of the rainbow. 
                                                                   (Pg. 149)
         EB     Montgomery Wards is not looking for city trade, has previously
                    done most of its business with farmers, miners, mechanics and
                    laborers, but they are creating an impression...that will force
                    them to take city trade.                   (Pg. 149)

July 21, 1898   Silver badge directors declare war on Gold badge bedecked
         WH     magnates...object to the aristocratic attitude of the
                    executive committee.                    (Pg. 150)

         WH     Making lightning in the M/E Building...People entering the
                    building were startled to see actual thunder and lighting...It
                    is furnished by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co.  The
                    current used is 250 volts and by induction coils this is increased to
          60,000 volts. The current from one pole goes into the copper letters
          giving the sign of the company and the current from the other pole
          goes into the tin foil that forms the dark background of a case 5 x 8
          in which the lighting appears vividly.  The report can be heard all
          over the building.                          (pg. 150)

July 22, 1898   A protest was made at the board meeting against (charging for
         EB     seating at) the outdoor concerts. It was argued that since the
                    music was free, so also should be the seating.  The suggestion
                    was referred to a lawyer...                (Pg. 156)

         WH     Antiphonal concert a success...a novel and interesting performance...
                             (pg. 154)
         WH     Local Omaha railroad officials are not to blame...for the lack
                    of lower rates.  Omaha is being used as an example to create
                    anti-scalper sentiment.  Orders came from back east and the
                    local people have very little voice in the matter.  The
                    railroads are trying to oust ticket brokers...     (Pg. 155)

         EB     It is hoped hawkers of photographs...may be banished from the
                    grand court.

         EB     It has been suggested that the Minnesota Building be
                   permanently located in a park after the Expo.    (Pg. 157)
                                                                           
July 23, 1898   General manager Lane of the Nebraska Telephone Co. wanted to
         WH     remove one of the telephone booths in their display in the
                    Mines & Elec. Building.  He thought he had gotten the correct
                    pass, but the guard informed him that the pass admitted the
                    horse and wagon, but not the driver.  He would have to pay 50c
                    or go through the main entrance several blocks away.  That was
                   easy compared with the difficulty of getting permission to
                    remove the exhibit.  He was batted back and forth and back,
                    from one official to another, for several hours before
                    permission was finally received.             (Pg. 159)

         WH     Manager of the Roll the Roll concession was given permission
                   to rebuild and rearrange to put on a Parisian dance feature.
                                                                   (Pg. 159)

                    A gatekeeper refused admission to two officers assigned to the
                    Expo..., who were then ordered to jump over the turnstiles and
                    walk over the gatekeeper if necessary by the officer in charge.
                                            (Pg. 159)

       EB         Bluffs Tract people want a gate added behind the Georgia
                    Building...presently people are dropped at the gate under the
                    viaduct, but it leads to the Grand Court, and they never get
                    to the Bluffs tract.                       (pg. 160)

July 24, 1898   Novelties in Musical line...coronet solo from a gondola in
         SB     lagoon.  He starts just west of the bridge and is slowly
                    pulled toward the audience.                (Pg. 161)

         SB     Sunday afternoon religious services at the Auditorium will be
                    a permanent feature.                       (Pg. 162)



         SB     In view of the fact that the working classes are expected to
                    constitute a considerable portion of the Sunday Audience, due
                    to reduced admission, the bulk of program will be selections
                    not above the musical understandings of the ordinary individual. 
                              (Pg. 162)

         SB     Dr. Tamaiousian, a converted Turk, will give services in his
                    native language at the Streets of All Nations, for people of
                    his language.                               (Pg. 163)

       EB         W.F. Edwards of Dawson City, Klondike area, says people along
                    the North Pacific Coast know of the Expo and it is well
                    advertised, but Railroad and business people inclined to
                    induce people not to come, saying it is not worth the price.
                    He had been told he could stop in Omaha for ten days and then
                    resume his trip to Chicago, but was informed upon arrival here
                    that a stopover of over 12 hours would void his Chicago ticket. 
                                        (Pg. 163)

     SWH        The World-Herald is investigating RR rates and has found some
                    conventions have secured lower rates than our Transportation
                    Dept. did for the T/M.                               (Pg. 165)

         SB        A whale, 55 feet in length, is the latest feature of the Midway.  It
arrived yesterday and will be shown as soon as the enclosure can
be constructed.  It is not alive, but is embalmed.         (pg. 164)

         SWH    Catherine Brown, employed in the Agricultural Building,
                    indulged in a flirtation with an electric fan, to see how fast
                    it was moving...she inserted her finger.  Hospital attendants
                    applied a bandage to the place where her fingernail ought to be.
                                                                       (Pg. 165)

         SWH    The phonographic reproduction of the squeals in the hog
                    killing establishment at South Omaha is one of the exhibits in
                    the Manufacturers Building.  A lady visitor from out of town
                    asked where it was from...So. Omaha she was told.  She looked
                    at him doubtingly before remarking, "It sounds very much like
                    the way they squeal at the packing house in Kansas City. Are
                    you sure there isn't some mistake?"  She was assured that...
                    hogs squealed at South Omaha in the same language as that
                    employed at the mouth of the Kaw.          (Pg. 166)

July 25, 1898   Indian Congress...Indians will appear on the lagoon to
         EB     demonstrate their skills with the oar...Special bath houses
                    are being built for them...all the food to be supplied by
                    Uncle Sam...cooking will be done over open fires to the rules
                    of each particular tribe.         (Pg. 166)

         WH     Mr. F. T. Cummins has asked for permission to illuminate the
                    Grand Plaza.

         WH     Guard E.S. Pollard covered himself with glory and mud yester-
                    day.  A pair of horses pulling an ice wagon ran away down the
                    East Midway and would have run over a 6 year old girl had not
                    Pollard, who was off duty at the time, dashed in and rescued
                    her when she was almost under the feet of the horses.  
                                                           (Pg. 167)
         WH     Commandant Llewellyn and Captain Hare went around the grounds
                    yesterday securing evidence against parties for selling beer
                    on Sunday.  Practically all the beer concessions ignore the
                    ban, taking the precaution to serve the amber fluid in cups
                    and saucers as cold tea...                 (Pg. 167

July 26, 1898   Receipts on the Midway are surprisingly high and in proportion
         EB     greater than at Nashville and Atlanta...Previous Expositions
                    concessionaires lost money...but at Omaha made money, almost
                    without exception.  Aggregate receipts have exceeded entire
                    gate receipts...           (Pg. 168)

         EB     The fish in the lagoon are starving.  Bits of bread tossed in
                    bring hundreds to fight over it...Picnic parties would perform
                    a charitable act if they would throw left over bits into the
                    lagoon to feed the fish.                     (pg. 168)

         EB     Angus Morrison of Scotland, touring the U.S., visits the Expo
                    and says it is as good as any he has seen in the last 20
                    years...they are staying several extra days to see it all.    

         EB     Souvenir postcards are available from U.S. Post Card Co., 215
                    NY Life Bldg.                              (Pg. 169)

         WH     The small gasoline launch "Admiral Dewey" was launched
                    yesterday.  It was made to order in Racine, Wisc....seats 30 people.
                    Two more are coming, the Admiral Schley and Admiral Sampson. 
           (Pg. 170)
July 27, 1898   Railroad rates are keeping people away...summer resort rates
         WH     are cheaper...                   (Pgs. 170 & 171)

         EB     Canada and Mexico were not invited to participate in the
                   Indian Congress, because the money Congress appropriated will
                    only pay expenses of American Indians.      (Pg. 171)

         EB     An old Washington Hand Press is part of the Utah exhibit.  It
                    was used at Kanesville (Council Bluffs) to print the first
                    paper, The Guardian, in these parts.       (Pg. 173)

July 28, 1898   The California Gold Mine has changed to "Heaven & Earth"...
         WH                                      (Pg. 175)
         WH     Admission after 7:00 tonight will reduce to 25c for adults and
                    15c children.

         WH     Several new Midway features...infant incubators...Solomon’s
                    Temple has been installed...Venetian gondolas on the east
                    midway that run by steam.  They will run on land, but have the
                    same motion as ones on the lagoon.          (Pg. 177)

July 29, 1898   Five new Midway shows will open by the middle of next week...
         WH     The Scenic Railroad opened June 20...4200 feet long...two
                    trips for 10c...so far 40M people have riden..10M on July 4th.
                                                      (Pg. 181)
         WH     The coffin room of Heaven & Hell will be an exact reproduction
                    of the Cataret De La Morte at Paris.  Beautiful maidens
                    dressed in widows weeds will serve refreshments in skulls to
                    patrons who are seated at coffins, which serve as tables. 
                    Inferno will be reproduction of Dante's Inferno.  It should
                    open by Aug. 15.                 (Pg. 181)

         WH     The Pabst Building is now featuring the dancer Tyrone, queen
                    of the French novelty house.                      (Pg. 181)

         WH     The new Khaki uniforms are in display in the Gov't Building. 
                                                           (Pg. 181)
                    There are new entrance/exit gates east & west of the
                    Horticulture building...east gate will afford access for the
                    Council Bluffs people...contract closed for 10 trains a day
                    from the Broadway crossing to the grounds.

July 30, 1898   The mammoth whale on display was captured off the coast of
         WH     Massachusetts in 1895...weighs 80M pounds and is 55 feet long...                            
(Pg. 182)
         WH     When Allen Koch talks about the Monitor & Merrimac, listen...
                    he was in it!

         WH     The Agriculture Building is a paradise for sparrows. 
                    Decorations of grain, straws and grasses furnish them with a
                   continual banquet.  They have caused great annoyances...and
                    have built nests inside the building.            (Pg. 183)

         EB     Indians arrive today...entrance to the grounds will be through
                    a gate at 20th St. just south of the Apiary Building.    
(Pg. 184)
                    A collection of souvenir medals has been donated to the Omaha
                    Library.

July 31, 1898   Council Bluffs fares to the Expo are 15c & 20c round-trip from
         SWH    Council Bluffs and 30c to Lake Manawa.             (Pg. 186)

         SB     The Montana exhibit in the Agriculture Building...is a
                    mountain to the top of the gallery.       (Pg. 188)

         SB     A ferryboat consisting of a single Navajo blanket will be on
                    the lagoon soon...as part of the New Mexico exhibit.  It will
                    ferry two ladies across the water.         (Pg. 189)

         SB     The gate that was just south of the viaduct has been moved to
                    a point just west of the Georgia Building (Lothrop & Sherman
                    Ave.?).  The gate formally at Sherman & Locust was moved to the
                    SE corner of the grounds.

Aug. 1, 1898    The Indians enjoy riding the camels...one of the ostriches
         WH     panicked and jumped through the fence...a sword dancer was
                    stabbed on the grounds...lion tamer was bitten on his head...
                    the 10 year old son of Ching Ling Foo died suddenly.  The
                    father, a magician, with tears in his eyes, still must
                    perform.  The hearts of the Chinese performers are filled with
                    sorrow for the little athlete...                  (Pg. 1)

         WH     The X-Ray will open tomorrow...largest ever built...made to
                    order for show purposes only.     (Pg. 1)

         WH     The Scenic Railroad, one of 6 in operation, is the largest and
                    most complete gravity-cable system in the country.  It dashes
                    through grottos...and gives a fairyland picture when you
                    emerge from the tunnel to see Expo grounds.          (Pg. 1)
                        (Ed. Note: This was an early roller coaster.)

Aug. 2, 1898    An Indian dance was part of the concert...           (Pg. 5)
        
         EB     The Union Pacific will distribute 50M folders in the East on
                    the Expo...62 pages...with color pictures.           (pg. 5)

         EB     All flags on the grounds will be at half-mast for the death of
                    Bismark.

         WH     The third wedding among Midway people took place at the Pabst
                    Building...both were from St. Louis and employed at the
                    building. 15M bags of confetti have arrived for the carnival..
                                                             (Pg. 6)
         WH     Heaven and Hell will contrast Dore's Hell and Milton's  Paradise...

         WH     Life-size statue of Bismark unveiled in honor of his death.

Aug. 3, 1898    First Spanish flag captured is being sent to the Expo...taken
                    at Santiago.
      EB         Indian tribes...estimated 800 will be here...Sac & Fox from
                   Tama City, Ia.

      EB          Joseph Tossen, interpreter, served 3 years with the 2nd Nebr.
                    Cav. during the Civil War and is a prominent member of the
                    Tama GAR Post.  His father was a full blooded Indian.  (Pg. 8)

Aug. 4, 1898    A Whitehead torpedo, 15 feet long, will be on display in the
                    Gov't Building.

         EB     The miniature RR will be double tracked and extended to the
                    Transportation Building...New equipment for a second miniature
                    train ordered from Detroit, St. Louis (cars) and Schenectady,
                    N.Y. (engine).  It is expected to be ready next week.  
                                                                           (Pg. 10)
         WH     Indians enjoy trip to Old Plantation...compare snake dance to
                   buck & wing.  Negroes and Indians develop profound friendship.
                    Mr. Millicon in charge of Old Plantation.            (Pg. 9)

         WH     The stench from improperly flushed sewers around the Gov't
                    Building is almost unbearable.  Expo officials blame city and
                    city officials blame Expo.  Unless it is given proper attention it
cause a wide berth to be given to the area.          (Pg. 10)

Aug. 5, 1898    Gen. James Longstreet is visiting the Expo...40 years since
                    his last visit here.                         (Pg. 14)

         EB     The captured Spanish flag is suspended from the ceiling in
                    Wattles office...in the Administration building.  It was captured by
our boys from Ft. Crook, 22nd Inf., Company B.       
(Pg. 14)
         EB     One of the aides for Gov. Clough of Minn. drifted away long
                    enough to chase into a fake museum on 16th St., where for 10c
                    the patrons were regaled with delectable visions of tawdry
                    chromos of uncertain value.  After showing the party around,
                   the lecturer informed the ladies and minors they were through,
                    however for 15c the men could see their "special bill".  Most
                    of the men stayed.  "Are you ready, Maud", shouted the
                    lecturer, metamorphosised into a stage manager with the easy
                    grace of an Omaha Chesterfield.  "Not quite", was the feminine
                    reply.  The crowd surged closer, eyes set forward in the
                    sockets like pigs at their matutinal trough.  The curtain was
                    pulled aside. Maud was ready all right, and there was not a
                    wrinkle in her brand new bicycle suit either, that had not
                    been draped before the stage mirror.               (Pg. 14)

         EB     A new pamphlet has been prepared by the Bureau of Publicity,
                    which includes some of the best views yet issued...shows the
                    buildings from different views...general views of midway...
                    landscape effects...large amount of descriptive matter. 
                                                        (Pg. 15)
         EB     The Indian Congress is the first gathering of so many
                     different tribes in one place.                    (Pg. 15)

Aug. 6, 1898    Indians and the Exposition...Horace Ribok, Tama, Iowa news-
         WH     paper editor and Indian agent, observes that the redmen coming to
                    the city remark on the changes they see...reflect on how it used to be
                    ...the contrasts on the land as they used to know it and as it is today...
                          (Pg. 18)
         EB     A floral flag of natural flowers was run up the staff...then
                    the flowers were picked off and given to the crowd.  (Pg. 19)

         EB     A fire at the "Bombardment of Ft. Matanzas" has destroyed the
                    film.  The film broke and one end flew against the machine
                    used for projecting the pictures.  The film is of combustible
                    material and as soon as it came in contact with the electric
                    light it burned like loose powder.  New film should arrive
                    in three to four weeks.          (Pg. 20)

         EB     The carriage of Mrs. T.M. Orr in the flower parade almost
                    stampeded...the horses took fright and only quick action by
                    Capt. Haze and other policeman kept the horses under control.
                                                            (Pg. 20)
    EB & WH     The fencing of the grounds has shut in the people on Manderson
                    Street on three sides...They were promised two gates through
                    which they could pass without annoyance...passes given to
                    some, but the majority are not provided for.  Unless something
                    is done soon, (they) will chop down the fence.       (Pg.22)

Aug. 7, 1898    Lincoln Funeral car is on display...Gov't Building has some
         SB     rare old legal books on display.           (Pg. 30)

         SB     Exhibitors have signed a petition objecting to the Agriculture
                    Building closing at 6 P.M. each day.  They want to stay open until
gates close, so more people can see the exhibits.           (Pg. 30)

         SB     Here to fore the lights on the Grand Court were turned on at
                    8:30, but...now will be lighted 1/2 hour earlier.   (Pg. 27)

         SB     Clinton Boydon, Omaha lad of 11, forced his finger into a bicycle that
was operated by electricity...He drew it back as soon as he could, but
not until it had been amputated up to the first joint.  The job was
done as neatly as though done by a surgeon.         (Pg. 27)

         SB     The Montgomery Ward Electric Carriage was on the Midway  and was
the center of attention.  There was great surprise on every face as
mysterious vehicle crept along...under perfect control.  It would be
impossible for an accident to occur...as it can be stopped instantly...
and can dodge an object like a bird.              (Pg. 29)

Aug. 8, 1898    Anti-Expo letter from Iowa-OMAHA AND HER SHOW by Mr. E.
Green Lemley, editor of the Clarion in Richland, Iowa.   "The great (?)
EB     Expo is a nonentity.  It deserves the name Expo only because it
exposes the schemes of a set of rascals...You might call it a delusion
or a snare, but nobody is deluded or snared. If you planned to go to
Omaha, give it up...it is too expensive...Omaha has been called the
rival of Chicago.  Better     call her the rival of Council Bluffs, which is
neat, clean and full of business.  Omaha is the deadest, dirtiest and
most dilapidated town ever seen...many of the plank walks have whole
                    planks missing, grass grows in the cracks in the sidewalks and the
streets are filthy...Omaha is already as dead as a mackerel and by the
time the fair is over there won't be enough of the town left to pay for
burying"                           (Pg. 26)

Aug. 9, 1898    Indian baby born in Camp...Mr. & Mrs. Spotted Back of the
         EB       Omaha  Agency...had the first Indian child born in this vicinity in
                    some time.  Curiously, the mother had been born within a mile
                    of the same spot 32 years earlier, under the bluff behind the
                    Nebraska Building, while passing through the area.  They are
                    charging 25c to see "Little Spotted Back".           (Pg. 35)

                    There is a movement to pay the admission for the poor who
                    cannot afford to, so that all will get to enjoy the sights of the Expo...

Aug. 11, 1898   First sham battle takes place.   (Pg. 39)
        
Aug. 12, 1898   Apaches do not like the climate here...
         EB     Initial life saving exhibition takes place.  (pg. 41)

         EB     Incubators, that started yesterday, are attracting interest
                    from the medical profession. They are glass and metal cases
                    heated to a certain temperature, into which enough air is
                    admitted to maintain life...until such time as infant is strong
                    enough for temperature of room.  Yesterday two babies were put
                    in...85% of the babies using it have lived...intended for
                    weakly born who otherwise would pass away.           (Pg. 42)

                    Opening of the new organ in Auditorium by Harrison Wild of
                    Chicago.                           (Pg. 41)


Aug. 14, 1898   Hospital wagon made 30 calls...none serious...

         SB         You can "see" for nothing, but it costs you 25c to "saw"...
                                                           (Pg. 55)
         SB         Sights at the Moorish Palace...Marie Antoinette going to her
                    execution...a captive tortured at the stake...nymphs in bosky
                    dells with rocks & trees.

         SB     The explosion of the Maine is the prettiest little thing on
                    the grounds.  The scene of ships riding at anchor in Havana
                    Harbor, the tropical storm, illumination of the city and the
                    sunrise are remarkably pretty.  As for the explosion, it
                    wouldn't disturb a rabbit", relates Octave Thanet.    (pg. 55)

         SB     There were only 75 Indians at the Chicago Worlds Fair...over
                    500 here.

Aug. 15, 1898   Sick Indians...white man's medicine...several receive
         EB         treatment for ailments...leave convinced white man's medicine
                    has some merit.                            (Pg. 58)

         EB     The east gate at 20th & Manderson was moved up flush with 20th
                    St. to allow neighboring property owners to pass through
                    grounds.                                   (Pg. 58)

         EB     Rev. Celia Parker Woolley of Chicago gives sermon in the
                    Auditorium.                                (Pg. 57)

Aug. 16, 1898   There will be a party of 300 from Frontier County.   (Pg. 60)
         EB     Two thousand arrived by train today to visit the grounds.

         WH     Old plantation people Lizzie Sherman, female basso; Jim
                    Johnson, Sam Scott and Henry Knight, burlesque and barber
                    artists; and others receive invitations everyday to appear at
                    some sociable or entertainment.                      (Pg. 63)

Aug. 17, 1898   Indian Encampment accident...John Brush was thrown from
         EB     his horse and severely injured, (due to) a loose saddle girth.  He
                    was dragged some distance and badly bruised on the shoulder,
                    side and hip.  The horse also stepped on his hand and severed
                    his little finger.                 (Pg. 65 & 67)

         WH     Heaven and Hell has opened under its new name, "Darkness &
                    Dawn...From the time one enters the lobby, passes down the
                    descending passage into hell, until paradise is reached, one
                    finds himself back in the lobby by a different way...like a
                    weird drama. The idea of being served by widows and eating off
                    of coffins was not fascinating, but the reality was far from
                    horrible.  A monk guides the way into the infernal regions...
                    St. Peter is on guard at the gates of Heaven...After climbing
                    the golden stairs a vista of a beautiful grotto, with
                    brilliant electric effects...glittering crystal stalactites...
                    all taking place upon the surface of a lake with electric
                    fountains.  Beautiful maidens sing and dance under 60M candle
                    power of light. The menu consists of Schlitz Beer, mineral
                    water, fire water, lemonade, soda, burnt olives, sandwiches
                    ala Diablo, or brimstone wafers.                (Pg. 69 & 70)

         WH     White & Colored Congress held its first meeting in the
                    Auditorium...questions between the races could be settled...
                    by an appeal to common manhood...                (Pg. 67)

         WH     The Indians were given official badges...  (Pg. 68)

Aug. 18, 1898   The concession known as "Birth of our Nation" was granted
                    permission (to change) to a restaurant.
                    (Ed. note:  See Oct. 5, 1898  Livestock Exchange Rest.)

         WH     A worker at the Long Maned Horse concession was fired for
                    short changing visitors.                   (Pg. 67)

Aug. 19, 1898   Mixed Congress over...permanent organization provided for...
                will meet yearly.  E.R. Overall of Omaha is president...
                Declarations of societies object formulated.      (Pg. 72)

                Serious accident in the Wild West Show.  A race between
     WH     Mexicans, Indians, cowboys and ladies was nearing the close,
               when the horse ridden by Green Rainbard, who was in the lead,
                stumbled and fell with the rider underneath.  All passed by
                except Ed Berger, a cowboy, whose horse ran into the Indians
                horse, throwing him 20 feet.  Both riders were carried off
                badly injured.                   (Pg. 76)

                Afro-American Day.

Aug. 20, 1898   Eastern people of the U.S. now know of the Expo due to an
                    article by Leslies.

         EB     The South Side Improvement Club wants to buy the Minnesota
                    Building and move it to Riverview Park...which has no shelter now.
                             (Pg. 76)          
         EB     The second object of the Expo was to impress upon visitors the
                    promise held by the T/M regions as a field for profitable
                    investment.                                (Pg. 78)


Aug. 21, 1898   John R. Key, landscape artist, is painting scenes of the
         SB     TME...four will be sent to the Paris Expo in 1900.  Six are
                    completed...plans 12 more.                 (Pg. 78)

         SB     Mystery of the women’s outfit left in the Ag. Building...A
                    female worker discovered a full suit of womanize clothing in the
                    women’s restroom.  It included everything usually worn between
                    the hat and the stockings.  How they got there (and who they
                    belong to) is a mystery.  The clothing is of fine material and
                    perfectly clean...the kind worn by a women of good standing...
                    Detectives made a thorough search and have questioned the
                    guards and janitors...             (Pg. 80)

         SWH    Waiters at the casinos go on strike...    (Pg. 82)

         SWH    The much heralded painting "Trilby" by Ashley Cooper was
                    placed on exhibition last Thursday in the Tribly Temple on the
                    east midway. One thousand people passed through in first three
                    hours. The picture is highly endorsed by eastern critics and
                    press.  To say it is wonderful and grand but mildly expresses
                    it.  It is a beautiful vision of DeMauriers heroine posing for
                    the life class, standing on a pedestal in an alcove.  The
                    effect produced on canvas has never been equaled...you believe
                    you are looking at a living model.  The relief is so wonderful
                    that the figure appears to be three feet from the canvas...her
                    pose is one of grace and charm.            (Pg. 84)

         SWH   Special rates by the railroads for children’s excursions to the
                    Expo...Elkhorn RR train from York to Morse Bluff, including
                    Gresham, David City, & Linwood; Thursday the Burlington ran a
                    special for Lincoln, Waverly, Havelock, Greenwood and Ashland;
                    Friday the U.P. runs a special from Columbus & points between;
                    Saturday the MOPAC will have a special.  The U.P. special
                    brought in 350 children.      (Pgs. 83 & 103)

Aug. 22, 1898   The Streets of India, from Coney Island, N.Y., will be here by
                    September.

         EB     It is costing $2000 a day to run the Expo...attendance is from
                    everywhere.                      (Pg. 85)

         EB     The Colored Editors in town for a convention visited the
                    exposition...after a short speech, Col. Richardson escorted
                    them around the grounds.                   (pg. 89)

         WH     Some time ago, management put a lot of free ice water tanks on the
grounds, but after a few days the ice supply was dis-continued
because the ice water concessionaires were complaining ...The tanks
serve now only to keep management in hot water.  The kicking of the
public is having its effect, as free ice water is again on tap.  A further
result is that guards are to levy any slot machine...that is not working
and take it to the station.  This applies to machines for ice water, gum,
candy and post cards.  In as much as the water tanks weigh about 200
                   pounds when its digestive apparatus is unimpaired, the sight of a
guard leading one of them to the station will furnish extra
entertainment for visitors.            (Pg. 83 & 86)

Aug. 24, 1898   A touch of prudery was manifested when guards were sent to
         WH     round up...the netoscopes and artoscopes that have been displaying
views of living pictures and reproductions of famous paintings and
statuary.  It was stated...that the pictures were immoral.  In view of
the fact that none begins to compare with some of the sights in several
concessions, the action occasioned considerable comment.   (Pg. 92)

         EB     One of John Keys paintings of the Exposition grounds is on
                    display at the Whitmore gallery on Dodge Street.  He is about
                    to publish twelve views of the Exposition.         (Pg. 91)

         WH     Too near the buzzsaw...One of the operators of the circular
                    Venetian Gondola got too close while it was in operation and
                    received a blow to the head that required stitches.    (Pg. 91)

         WH     Value of Expositions...They bring together all the people of
                    different locations and of different sections of the country.
                    These people see and hear, examine and study, and their minds
                    develop and grow by what they have fed upon...The splendid
                    exhibits are not the only educational factors of the Expo.
                    Various conventions and gatherings daily wield a progressive
                    influence whose value cannot be calculated...
                    From an address by W. T. Howard of the Schuyler Sun   (pg. 94)

Aug. 25, 1898   The Giant See-Saw, designed by A. J. Dyer of Nashville, has
         WH     200,000 pounds of steel...and is built on a "safety factor of
                    nine", meaning it can carry nine times it's possible load.

                    Trainmen ignore the gate by the Horticulture Building and take
                    visitors to the gate under the viaduct.   (Pg. 100)

         EB     The Indians have opened a store on the south side of grounds.
                                                           (Pg. 103)
                    There is an exhaustive article on the Nebraska exhibits in
                    Doughertys Magazine.

         EB     The hospital treated 29 cases... (Pg. 103)


         EB     The Railroads are reporting heavy passenger traffic. Splendid
                    amount of traffic coming in every day.  Incoming crowds
                    continue to increase in size and frequency.     (Pg. 103)

Aug. 27, 1898   The Plantation was closed...due to failure to pay his account
                    to the Expo.
         EB     To help poor children of Lincoln & other cities-free admission

                    The New York Building is a very hospitable building... Pg. 105
                    The German Village has a trapeze act and a horizontal bar
                    performer.                       (Pg.105)

                    Mrs. Wakefield is keeping a scrapbook...only one known to be
                    doing so.

       EXC     Omaha stamps...third special issue...first with American
                    designs...1876 issue...by Mekeels of St. Louis.      (Pg. 106)

Aug. 29, 1898   The South Side Improvement Club is negotiating for the
         WH     Minnesota Building.
                                                                          
         EB     The first death in the Indian village is a Sioux child, who
                    had been sick for several weeks.  Funeral services were held
                    in a downtown Catholic Church.  The child's father, Mr. Joseph
                    Schuster, is an interpreter.               (pg. 113)

         EB     Another injury in the Wild West Show...Earnest Mattox was
                    injured by a shot from one of the guns used in the exhibition.
                    A soap wad struck him on the knee cap...bone not broken but
                    severely injured.                (Pg. 113)

         EB     Three thousand Japanese lanterns will illuminate the grounds
                    Friday night.  Admission Monday & Thursday night will be 15c
                   and 25c.                         (Pg. 113)

         EB     Guard arrests man with unauthorized camera...J. H. McDonald
                    says he was arrested for resenting brutality to his wife.  A
                    guard took an untagged camera from his wifes hands...in a
                    rough manner.  He showed his permit and pass, but the guard
                    was not satisfied...after some vigorous language the guard
                    took the camera and refused to give a receipt for it.  Further
                    demands by Mr. McDonald led to his arrest and a night in jail.
                                                                           (Pg. 114)

Aug. 30, 1898   Old Plantation reopened...       (Pg. 115)
         WH     The war balloon that was at Santiago was shot to pieces, is not
                    the one here, but it will be sent here in case it is needed.
                                                            (Pg. 115)
         WH     The Dry Dock in the Gov't Bldg. is a model of one at Puget
                    Sound...This is the first time a dry dock model has been exhibited.                       
(pg. 115)

         WH     Reports and comments from newspapers in Holdrege, Arlington,
                    Greenwood, Fullerton, Havelock, Schuyler.   (Pg. 116)

                    Hawaii exhibit will feature dance...will be housed in new
                    building  on North Midway.

                    Bids for construction of Hog/sheep pens and cattle/horse barns
                    received.

         EB     Bill Cody Day...parade...Col Cody will enter grounds ahead of
                    his Congress of All Nations at Sherman Ave viaduct gate...exit
                    through gates at rear of Girls and Boys Building.  Combined
                    with our Indian Congress...will represent 100 tribes and 35
                    different nations...                       (Pg. 117)

Aug. 31, 1898   Cody Day..(Cody's people) massed in front of the Band Stand...
         EB     then proceeded up the East Midway over the North viaduct along
                    West Midway...north along 20th St. to Indian encampment...
                    counter marched to Administration Arch...passed behind the
                    Girls & Boys building to Sherman Ave.  (Pg. 119 & 121)

         EB     A fire almost destroyed the Trilby painting.   (Pg. 119)

Sept. 1, 1898   Belle Carmen, the Cuban beauty, has created a sensation with
         WH     her electric light dance.  She appears on stage decorated with
                    hundreds of varied colored lights.  The handsome Armond also
                    appears decorated with lights at the end of the act and they
                    entertain as a duet.                       (Pg. 122)

         EB     Cody performs at Wild West Show...         (Pg. 124)

         EB     Iowa Building pipe organ removed...manufactured in Mason City,
                    it never worked right.  It was returned to the maker.  pg. 124

         EB     The passenger equipment of Omaha lines is being severely
                    tested...running short of cars...unusually heavy traffic...
                    record breaking trains.

                    Burlington adds another train...people taking trips through
                    surrounding country while here.     (Pg. 125)

         EB     The imposing main entrance is least known to public...street
                    car route is unreliable...people who use them left at back
                    door on 24th St. or at Sherman Avenue gate.    (pg. 125)

Sept. 2, 1898   Fire in a booth at Streets of All Nations burns two...loss
         WH     less than $25.00.
                    Grand Army week October 10-15...           (Pg. 127)

Sept. 3, 1898   Wild West Show rider to lose leg...Lecio Maldona, Mexican
         EB     rider, received an injury to his right leg a month ago and
                   began to ride again before it was entirely well.  The result
                    is a case of bone disease, which caused his leg to snap in two
                    …indications are that it will have to be amputated. (Pg. 130)

Sept. 4, 1898   Indian deeds of violence...scalp white men...taste blood...
         SB     only those that had taken a human life allowed in war dance in
                    old days.                                  (Pg. 132)

         SB     About fifty orphans from St. James Orphanage in Benson at the
                    Expo last Tuesday...They were given special treatment and
                    courtesies by all.                         (pg. 133)

         SB     Civil War Veteran recovers photograph lost in the mail years
                    before.  J.J. Gorman of the Omaha Street Railway Co., had sent
                    it from Indianapolis to South Bend, while serving with the
                    86th Ind. Inf.  It has been in the dead letter exhibit for 35
                    years.  At the end of the war over 5000 such photos were
                    unclaimed and Post Office has used such exhibits in hopes of
                    identification. Up to now 2000 have been claimed. His daughter
                    identified the photo on Aug. 13 and claimed it.      (Pg. 134)

         SB     Over 100 postcards mailed at the T/M undeliverable because of
                    no address...nice messages on back, but people forgetting to
                    put addresses.  One of the most interesting specimens in the
                    exhibit is a bomb addressed to Senor Eulate, commander of the
                    Spanish ship Vizcaya, to be delivered when the ship is at
                    anchor in N.Y. harbor.  It was sent in the cause of Cuba's
                    freedom.  Another is a revolver in a box, so connected that
                    the weapon would discharge in direction of the person undoing
                    the lid...it was mailed by a rejected suitor of a Baltimore lady.  
                                   (Pg. 134)
WH     World Herald believes Expo could be reopened and held in
                    Sept/Oct 1899.                (Pg. 134)

Sept. 5, 1898   A rainbow arched over the Bluffs Tract and the Grand Court,
         EB     and under its prismatic hues the white buildings presented as
                    pretty a picture as ever lay outdoors.    (Pg. 135)

         EB     Sermon for Orientals by Bishop of Orthodox Greek Church at
                    Streets of all Nations.  The Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Raphael
                    camp to the Expo direct from Russia.       (pg. 135)

         EB     Warfare on sparrows in Ag. Bldg...22 cal. rifles used...only 3 killed.
         EB     Fish in lagoon used to restock tanks in Gov't Bldg...carp,
                    perch, sunfish & catfish...use nets to catch them...   (Pg. 135)

                    The Boston Transcript of Aug. 24 contained two articles about
                    the Expo written by Miss Ellenore Dutcher.

Sept. 6, 1898   War Dept. exhibit will add a gattling gun, hotchkiss gun and
         WH     3.2" & 3.6" mortars this week...mock naval battle during
                    Jubilee week...                          (Pg. 138)

Sept. 7, 1898   The lake on North Tract at point where fireworks displayed
         WH     will be enlarged for a mimic naval battle at the Peace Jubilee. 
There will be thirty ships of various kinds, 15 to 21 feet long...
                 (Pg. 138-9)
                    (Ed. note:  Page 139 says the battle will be on the lagoon.)

         WH     Alle Baba, one of the whirling and howling dervishes in the Streets of
Cairo, was doing his contortion dance and had just driven a steel
poniard through his flesh, when a nervous old lady, who claimed to
be a chief of some society, rushed in and drew out the poniard.  She
began to harangue the crowd regarding the horrors of such heathenish
practices to a civilized audience.  She was cheered lustily by the crowd,
but Alle Baba said many curious things under his breath, evidently
                    not complimentary to old ladies and their societies.          (Pg. 138)

         WH     Indians are allowed to perform war dance and ghost dance at
                    Expo,...which they are not allowed to do on the reservations.
                                                                            (Pg. 138)
         EB     No soldiers in next Indian battle...Teepees will be moved back
                    so whole field can be occupied.                   (pg. 139)

Sept. 9, 1898   Belles of Nebraska at Expo...Misses O'Shea and Harper are
         WH     engaged this week in the Nebraska section of the education exhibit.
                         (Pg. 143)

         EB     Work of Publicity Dept...on Sept. 4, the N.Y. Tribune had a
                    supplement of a full page of half-tones; Aug. 28 San Francisco
                    Daily Call had a half page devoted to the Expo; Buffalo, N.Y.
                    Daily Courier publishes half-tones from time to time; Aug. 20
                    San Francisco Wave had a whole page of half-tones; Youth's
                    Companion had nearly a full page and Remarques of New York
                    devoted a page to a half-tone of the medallion's composite
                    women's picture.                           (Pg. 143)

         EB     War balloons arrive...two large and 20 small signal balloons.
                                                           (Pg. 145)

Sept. 10, 1898  Log rolling contest during Lumbermens Day. (Pg. 146)
         EB

Sept. 11, 1898  Run in because he laughed.  John Denver, visiting Lumbermen,
         SB     gave his Hoo-Hoo yell in rousing fashion at 16th & Farnam.  An
                    ignorant and blundering policeman ran him in for making a loud
                    and unusual noise.  He was released on a small bond. (Pg. 148)

Sept. 12, 1898  Frank Hibbard, an Irvington farmer, will pay admission price
         WH     for all pupils in public schools of Union Precinct.  (Pg. 148)

Sept. 13, 1898  Art at the Exposition.           (Pg. 151)
         EB

Sept. 15, 1898  Gerinimo arrives...P.O.W. status of braves... Pg. 153 & insert

                    "Musical Critic"...insert of monthly out of Chicago concerning
                    music at the Expo.                         (Pg. 155)

Sept. 18, 1898  Bald Eagle in a fix...Turning Eagle's hard luck... (pg. 164-5)
         WH     Children’s Day..300 get free admission courtesy of Mr. Hibbard.
                                                           (Pg. 166)
         WH     "Musical Critic" of Chicago criticizes bands at Expo.  Pg. 167

Sept. 19, 1898  What's the matter with Missouri...incomprehensible not more
         WH     evidence of Missouri at the Expo.   (Pg. 170)
                    (Ed. Note:  St. Louis was already working for a World's Fair
                   in 1903, which may have effected their effort at our Expo.)

Sept. 21, 1898  Influx of strangers...unfamiliar faces on grounds...Hawkeyes
                    flock to grounds.

         EB     Psycho and The automaton Rolla...The Temple of Psycho offers
                    fascinating features.  Psycho...is the head and shoulders of
                    an Egyptian boy clothed in oriental costume...constructed of
                    wire and wax.  The figure sets on a base which rests on a
                    transparent glass tube, which shows there is no connection of
                    the figure to the floor.  In front of Psycho are cards bearing
                    numerals from 1 to 0.  Psycho will pickup any of these cards
                    as named by the Audience.  Rolla is even more mysterious.  A
                    curtain is drawn back and reveals the head and body of a
                    beautiful woman resting on a wooden pedestal.  Visitors may
                    step up and investigate the marvel...shake hands, talk with
                    her, but they cannot discover that Rolla has any lower limbs..
                     and there is nothing that could possibly hide the remainder of the
figure...The lecturer is obliged to assure there is a trick about it, to
dispel the conviction it is really a half woman.                 (Pg. 169)

Sept. 22, 1898  30M arrive by train...mostly from Iowa...10M enter gates in
         WH     one hour...Street cars very taxed all day...30M Iowa Day
                    button badges prepared.                (Pgs. 178-9)

Sept. 23, 1898  800 Lincoln children attend...admission paid by D.E.Thompson
         EB     of Lincoln.                      (Pg. 181)

Sept. 24, 1898  Captured Brass Spanish cannon to be on display...a 6" and
         WH     three 4" antiquated guns have been shipped to Omaha. (Pg. 182)
                    (Ed. Note:  Was one of these later in Hanscom Park?)

Sept. 25, 1898  The Exposition is out of debt.   (Pg. 185)

         WH     Exposition of 1899...There is no reason to doubt that...the
                    enterprise can be carried forward to 1899 and the results
                    would be even greater than the present year.       (Pg. 184)

Sept. 27, 1898  The new show, "In Gay Paris", opened a few days ago on the
         WH     west Midway, has sprung into popularity.  Among the moving
                    pictures presented is that of Little Egypt, who created such a
                    sensation at the Seeley supper in New York City.  There are
                    eleven others being shown.                 (pg. 193)

         WH     Wonderful magician on Midway...Ching Ling Foo, from Pekin, is
                   the best ever seen in this country.  His company consists of
                    himself; his wife; slack wire performer, Gee Fook Quai; Sui
                    Gee Ti, the 2 1/2 year old singer and dancer; Hoin Foo Quai,
                    juggler; and Duck Fook, horizontal bar performer and acrobat.
                                                           (Pg. 193)
         EB     Nebraska Territory Pioneers Assoc. sent over 500 circulars out
                    calling attention to Old Settlers Day Sept. 30th.    (Pg. 192)

         EB     Friday will be school children’s day...urging schools throughout
                    the state to cancel school so kids can come to the fair...
                    special rate of 15c.                       (Pg. 193)
                    First ascension of war Balloon...featuring a parachute leap by
         WH     Jimmi. one of the baby skeletons from Darkness and Dawn...
                    jumped at 2500 feet and drifted away...anyone finding him
                    please notify the people at Darkness and Dawn.    (Pgs. 193-4)

                    So that poor children of Omaha may attend, a special rate of 10c
was set for Oct. 8, with Home Fire Insurance Co. picking up the tab.

Sept. 28, 1898  Sham battle canceled because Mercer refuses to pay 20% of
         EB     sales of seats at sham battle to Expo officials.     (Pg. 195)


Sept. 29, 1898  It is estimated that at least 1000 people from Chicago will
         WH     attend on Chicago Day...100 sleeper cars will be needed.    
                                                                       (Pg. 197)

Sept. 30, 1898  The mammoth whale has never enjoyed such immense patronage. 
         WH     It has been exhibited in all the principal cities, at all Expo's since the
Worlds Fair, but attendance here exceeds all others.                             
(Pg. 200)

         WH     An Exposition in 1899 is meeting with favor in some quarters..
                    states like Missouri that weren't here would come.   (Pg. 201)

         EB     School children are all over grounds...delegations from
                    Hastings, Holdrege, Beatrice, Wymore, Blair, Kearney...        (Pg. 205)

Oct. 1, 1898    Veterans of the 1st Iowa Cav. were all over the grounds with
         EB     their yellow badges...Convention being held in Council Bluffs.
                                                            (Pg. 2)
                    Special plush blue silk badges were made by the Cook County
                    (ILL.) Marching Club for their appearance here.

         WH     Special Railway cars brought 12 coach loads of children from
                    St. Paul, 3 from Columbus and 10 from Minden.        (Pg. 9)

Oct. 2, 1898    A Fox Indian named Natawattamie (Pewah Nataw Atie) died of
         SB     fever. During one of the sham battles he stepped on a nail and
                    it became infected.  He declined modern medicine, preferring
                    native remedies, but they did not work.  He was taken to the
                    hospital, where his condition worsened.  He requested to be
                    taken home, but died soon after.  Placed in his coffin to aid
                    him in his long journey were the following items.  A ham
                    sandwich, several doughnuts, a pie, a half pound of candy, a
                    pipe and package of smoking tobacco, a plug of chewing
                    tobacco, and a pail of water in case he got thirsty. He was
                    buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.      (Pg. 16-17 & 19)

         SWH    Attendance has exceeded that in the Nashville and Atlanta
                    Expositions.  In 6 months Nashville had 1,703,328 attendance
                    and Atlanta 1,287,863.                     (Pg. 16)

         SWH    Ching Ling Foo performed several new tricks at the Chinese
                    Village.  In one he severs the head of a lad at the shoulders,
                    then stops the flow of blood and puts the head back on the
                    lads shoulders.  To everyone’s amazement the boy then turns and
                    walks off the stage.                         (Pg. 17)



Oct. 3, 1898    A remarkable steel roadway was laid down on the upper Midway
         WH     just north of the Dairy building.  It consists of two parallel
                    plates of steel, each 8" wide, 3/8" thick, set in cement on a
                    base of broken rock.  They are set 7 1/2 feet apart, the width
                    of an ordinary road vehicle, and held together with iron ties
                    to prevent spreading.  Martin Dodge, Gov't road expert, claims
                    this is what roads should be in the future.          (Pg. 17)

                    Indians at Expo...volunteers, not forced to come...500 Indians
                    representing 35 tribes...some tribes had never met before...
                    most unique and interesting feature of the Exposition.
                    (From an article in Home Magazine of Wash. D.C.)    (Pg. 19)

Oct. 5, 1898    Fakirs in Agricultural Building are causing quite a problem. 
         EB     During the summer, these exhibitors (vendors) set up outside on the
grounds selling their cheap jewelry and trinkets, but have crowded
into the building since the weather turned cold, blocking the aisles. 
They are often quite rude to people, particularly women, who are
trying to view the exhibits.                                   (Pg. 24)

                    The Old Plantation program is much improved.  It is a great show
WH    featuring a cake walk, camp meeting,...dancing and quartet singing. 
The price has been reduced from 20c to 10c.                 (Pg. 26)

         WH     The Livestock Exchange, the new place near the stock exhibit,
                    is a success.  It has cold beer on tap and fresh sandwiches.  
                                                                       (Pg. 26)
         WH     There will be special badges for the children that participate
                    in the Children’s Jubilee chorus.            (Pg. 27)

         WH     The treasury is out of indebtedness, showing a $ 84,107
                    balance.  A 45% dividend is now expected.        (Pg. 27)

         WH     The Wild West Show will not be able to hold bull fights, as the bulls
ordered are being held in Kansas City in quarantine and they can't get
them out. They will be sold or sent back to Mexico.        (Pg. 27)

         WH     Past GAR Commander T.S.Clarkson of Omaha has invited all
                    Confederate Veterans to attend the Peace Jubilee.     (Pg. 27)

Oct. 6, 1898    100 orphan children, 6 to 12 years old, from the Christian Home 
WH    in Council Bluffs attended the Expo courtesy of the Omaha Bridge &
Terminal Co.  The Company gave them free passage and  paid the
special admission price of $1.00 for groups of ten.  Several Midway
operators cut their prices in half for them,  when they heard who they
were.  A very moving scene occurred when the proprietor of Streets of
Cairo asked them to sing.  Amid all the noise of the speilers and the
crowd, they began, causing everyone else to suddenly stop to listen.      

Oct. 7, 1898    Expositions are educators according to Toledo, Ohio Mayor
         EB     Jones. In a speech here during Ohio Day he noted, "Expositions
                bring a more valuable lesson in spreading the idea of
                democracy, than in any other way...helping us loosen the sense
                of class consciousness...that has divided us into sects and
                factions.  We learn through efforts like these in Omaha that
                we truly are one people."                       (Pg. 30-31)

Oct. 8, 1898    The Board of Directors will provide $ 10,000 for a history of
      WH     the Exposition.                  (Pg. 34)

      WH     "The Exposition has given Omaha a great opportunity.  No
                American city that held a major exposition has escaped a
                reactionary period.  Omaha's work will begin with the closing
                of the Exposition. Will the closing of the gates bring good or
                ill to Omaha?  Stop now and the only thing remaining is the
                Omaha of yesterday...continue to work unitedly, unselfishly,
                liberally and the greater Omaha of tomorrow will (continue) to
                expand in population and health. Will she rise to it and grasp
                it in its fullness?  (Omaha) is now looked upon throughout
                the country and overseas as having all the elements for growth
                and expansion.  She will seriously disappoint if she fails,
                through inertia or the tired feeling that is usually prevalent
                at the close of a large Expo, to reap all the rewards her
                courage has entitled her to.  Omaha has never shown a weak
                side, will she now?"  These words come from John Ryckman of
                the Chicago Chronicle.                     (Pg. 34)

       EB     1500 school children attend...Pawnee City-150, Beatrice-300,
                Wymore-300, Crete-150, Blue Springs, Dewitt, Liberty.       
                                                           (Pg. 36)

Oct. 9, 1898    Two visitors from New York rode the miniature railway...
         SB     Chauncey Depew and S.R. Callaway, President of the NY Central,
                    both prominent Railroaders back east.  They found the ride
                    rather bumpy.                    (Pg. 42)

         EB     Do Expositions pay?  Many questioned whether the Expo would
                    benefit Omaha.  Although the Chicago Worlds Fair was an
                    artistic success, a financial distress followed in its wake.
                    The Atlanta Expo was considered a partial failure...and the
                    success of the Nashville Fair is open to question...Time has
                    justified expectations of the men who bore the burdens of
                    financing & promoting the Expo...It has compelled recognition
                   all over the country that the TME is second only to the 1893
                    World's Fair.  The effect on the rest of the country is
                    amazing.  The promoters of the Pan American Expo will revise
                    their project in view of Omaha's success and St. Louis is now
                    discussing a celebration of the Louisiana Purchase in 1903...
                    Our city has been lifted to a higher plane and a city which
                    can prove itself equal to such a task is entitled to and will
                    receive the (praise) for years to come.          (Pg. 42)

         SB     Mothers Congress...mothers gather together to discuss welfare
                    of children...Miss Moten of Wash. D.C. was applauded... (Pg. 42-43)

       SWH    The architect of the Pan American Expo in 1901 is in town to
                   study the buildings and general architecture of the grounds.
                                                           (Pg. 44)
        SWH    Two carloads of little people from Emerson and intervening
                    points arrive.                (Pg. 44)

Oct. 10, 1898   A new concert "A Day at the Exposition" will be given Oct. 23.
         WH     It will describe the Expo in music, not only the sights and
                    sounds of the Expo proper, but also the music and scenes of
                    the Midway.  Mechanical stage effects will suggest the Chutes,
                    the clinking of the turnstile gates, the concession speilers,
                    the trolley cars, Hagenbacks along with the music and sounds
                    of the Streets of Cairo and the Chinese villages and others.
                    (Ed. note:  See Oct. 23 also)              (Pg. 46)

                    Oct. 15 will be another children’s day with admission rate of
                    15c and souvenir  medals for those in the chorus.

         WH     Another rider injured in the Wild West show. Floyd Bower was
                    thrown from his horse and suffered internal injuries, but he
                    should be all right.

         EB     Officers from the Pan American Expo are getting ideas from
                    Omaha's Exposition.

         EB     Geronimo talked about resisting the white man...years ago I
                    thought I could whip the whole United States, but since I have
                    been around I have changed my mind.  Since coming to Omaha, I
                    have learned that the white man is more numerous than leaves
                    on a tree or blades of grass on the prairies.  When I was young and
           a fool...I was told and believed there were (only a few white people). 
           I went to war and suffered...It was the best thing that ever happened
           to me, for it taught me I was not the only person in the world.  My
           days of fighting are over...I want to meet the President and tell him
           I am a friend.                                                           (Pg. 48)

Oct. 11, 1898   Omaha must meet the emergency...Omaha Bee urges public halls
         EB     to open to the public every available place to strangers
                    unable to find lodging.                    (Pg. 49)

         EB     Cudahy is putting out a tablet bearing McKinley’s likeness as a
                    Peace Jubilee souvenir.               (Pg. 51)

         EB     A Missourian is rescued in lagoon after his boat tips over.
                    Willaim Pettker fell into the water near the bridge and had to
                    be rescued by the life saving crew.  He said the boat was not
                    like the ones he was used to.

         EB     Free lodging for visitors...County commissioners have decided
                    to open the doors of the Court House...for those unable to
                    secure places to sleep...Court rooms will be open and people
                    may occupy benches...in addition 100 cots and mattresses,
                    normally used by jurors, will be available...The Knights of
                    Aksarben will open the castle, which is the old coliseum
                    building on north 20th, no beds or bunks, but shelter available.
                                 (Pg. 52)
                    To lessen the jam for tickets at the Peace Jubilee, admission
                    tickets will be sold at 14th & Farnam, the only place not on
                    the grounds selling tickets.

Oct. 12, 1898   The city is overfilled...fifty stay in Courthouse overnight...
         WH     thousands have to walk streets seeking a place to stay.
                                                           (Pg. 58)
                    North-South handshaking jubilee...         (Pg. 62)

         EB     The Burlington Railroad headquarters building  was specially
                    decorated with the Presidents image.  A searchlight was on top
                    the building and it light the pathway from the depot to the
                    reviewing stand.  On the front was a large electric crescent with a
portrait of McKinley...and the word welcome in red lights above it.
                    (Pg. 69)
         EB     L .S. Gates of Iowa drops dead while giving speech at Expo. 
                    Mr. Gates stopped part way through his speech saying,  "I'll
                    have to quit", and slumped into his chair.  It was thought he
                    had fainted, but he had been stricken with apoplexy and died
                    15 minutes later.                             (Pg. 69)

Oct. 13, 1898   There will be special rates for the children on Oct. 17 during
         WH     Deaf and Dumb Day...some Midway attractions will give free
                    admission...

         WH     Colored lights outline downtown Omaha skyline...Besides the
                    14,000 lights of the Exposition...the domes, towers and
                    cornices of the great buildings were outlined in liquid gold
                    against a deep blue sky and rosettes, crosses & bouquets of
                    red, green and yellow on other structures could be seen from
                    the Expo grounds.             (Pg. 74)
                                                                             
         EB     Indian Education a waste according to Geronimo...He mourns the
                    departed glory of his race, but sees no future for the present
                    generation of Indians.  He considers it a waste of money to
                    educate Indians in the present system.  The theory is that
                    educated youths will go back and influence others, like
                    missionaries,...but instead return to old ways...    (Pg. 86)

Oct. 14, 1898   Wife of Gov.-Elect of Oregon, T.T. Geer dies of asthma while
         WH     at the Exposition.                         (Pg. 90)

         EB     Meeting of Gen. Miles and Geronimo...embraced each other and
                    after greetings Gen. Miles pins his T/M Peace Jubilee Badge on
                    Geronimo.  They then sit down and watch sham battle together.
                                                                              (Pg. 91)
Oct. 15, 1898   Little Horn, a Wichita Indian, suffered real wound during
         EB      sham battle.  He fell in front of horses and received cuts and
                    bruises in a dozen places.

         EB     Mme Canniac, female leopard tamer, is clawed...terribly
                    lacerated in the left shoulder, arm and hand.        (Pg. 95)

         EB     More children arrive...Stromsburg, Table Rock, Lincoln,
                    Emerson, St. Paul, Tecumseh, Hiawatha (KS), Tekamah-350,
                    Nebraska City-350.                         (Pg. 95)

Oct. 16, 1898   Midway is nice to children...free camel rides, 2-3 enter on one
         SB     ticket at Hagenbacks, Streets of All Nations and Chute the Shoots.
                                                                (Pg. 99)
         SB     Miniature Kiowa Camp on display...80 foot diameter...80 teepees
                    each prepared by members of the camp, each different, as it
                    is the custom that no one imitate in any way the property of
                    another family.  Hence it is of great  ethnological value in
                    the study of Indian heraldry...                   (Pg. 101-2)

         WH     Explanation of symbolism on diplomas...lower right corner is a
                    figure representing Nebraska, upholding agricultural products of
                    the state, while at her feet horticulture products lie in profusion.
the left stands "Fame", reaching for her scroll while at her feet are
emblems of art, science, music and manufacture.  Above the figures
is a cornice line of the seals of the states of the T/M region.  The
motto "Peace Has Her Victories, As Well As War" (sits above the seals).
Surmounting this in the center is a fragment from Martins
"Agriculture" with manufacturing and liberal arts symbolized on
the left and mining on the right.                       (Pg. 102)

         WH     More children from south of Omaha...1000 from Manhatten, KS,
                    1000 from Stromsburg area, 1000 from Table Rock area.
                                                          
Oct. 17, 1898   Snow storm strikes Omaha!!  3" of snow on the ground closes
         EB     the Midway.  Slush everywhere...several thousand still come
                    out to the grounds.                        (Pg. 105)

         WH     Echoes of McKinley Day...little girl pushed through crowd of
                    soldiers and gave President a rose...draping of American,
                    Cuban and Hawaiian flags.

         EB     Liberal Religion Congress held...all shades of Christian,
                    Jewish and Rationalistic belief are to be represented. 
                                                                       (Pg. 106)
         EB     Ten Spanish cannon displayed in front of Gov't Bldg...French
                 manufacture, possibly captured during Napoleons Spanish campaign?
                                 (Pg. 106)
 Oct. 18, 1898   Surplus funds are the property of the stockholders according
WH              One of the soldiers of Co. G, 2nd Nebr. disposed of a
                    pestiferous individual who kept trying to crowd between lines.
                    He was at present arms...ordered to order arms.  Innocently
                    raising his gun about 3 feet, he let it drop, squarely
                    striking the toes of the man.  With a yell and a bound, the
                    nuisance went up into the air and was never seen afterward.   
                                                                       (pg. 104)
         EB     6000 stockholders in the Exposition...      (Pg. 112)

         WH     Apaches in particular suffer from cold...with their frail
                    teepees, which are made of only saplings covered with animal
                    skin...where they come from it never snows and seldom rains. 
                    The Indian men were given new underwear, sweaters and outer
                    garments...women given wool clothing & calico for dresses. 
                    All got new shoes.                         (Pg. 112)
                    About 20 Crow Indians left for their homes in Montana...
                                                                       (Pg. 110)
         WH     A Christmas day at the Exposition...       (Pg. 111)
                    1139 Fremont children attend...cold, wet, some nearly frozen. 
                                                                       (Pg. 111)
         WH     Slips at Exposition...Frank Claufen, Minden farmer, slipped
                    and fell, breaking his right leg...Miss Stettesman, employed
                    at the Manufacturers Building, fell and fractured a knee cap. 
                                                                       (Pg. 111)

Oct. 19, 1898   What will be the fate of the lagoon?  The Park Board appears
       EB     to have but one sentiment...if it is possible it should be
                retained, but in a quandary...(how to) accomplish it. The land
                on east and west ends must be furnished...problem is raising
                money.  Kountz Park extends only from 19th to 21st Streets...
                in order to preserve lagoon, it will be necessary to purchase
                two more blocks (on each end).            (Pg. 113)
                                                                             
         EB     UNL Alumni bid to buy the big organ in the Auditorium...$4500
                    of the $7000 cost has already been raised.  It has been
                    decided to call upon each graduate of the University for a
                    subscription of $10.00.                      (Pg. 113)

Oct. 20, 1898   Railroads lower rates to lowest rates ever offered, but for
      EB-WH     one week only.                   (Pg. 114/117)

         WH     Board of Directors will call for bids for property as soon as
                    the gates close.                 (Pg. 114)

         WH     Fire endangers buildings...Storekeeper Snyder was warming up a
                    pan of oil in the Service building, when it began blazing... there were
visions of an explosion, before the fire department arrived.   (Pg. 115)

         WH     It is very cold in the Agriculture Building because no oil
                    stoves or other heating devices permitted.       (Pg. 115)

                    Saturday Oct. 22 will have free admission for children.

                    George Mey, a Homeless urchin living at the ostrich farm,...
         WH     fell from the roof.  He was half unconscious from cold and hunger.
                          (Pg. 117)

         WH     Now is time for Omaha to secure lasting memorial to Expo...
                                                                (Pg. 118)
         EB     (The Exposition) has brought to the city millions in money and
                    thousands of influential people, whose future investment will
                    do much for the building of (Omaha)...according to J.E. Utt
                    Secretary of the Omaha Commercial Club.             (Pg. 117)

         EB     The Livestock Show ended today.                (Pg. 120)
         EB     Busy day...cold has hurt attendance somewhat, but made for...a
                    lot of trade downtown.  Visitors caught in summer clothes...
                    (made) purchases of heavy underwear and from shoe stores.     
                                                                 (Pg. 116)

Oct. 21, 1898   Due to free admission 4m to 5m children are expected.
                                                                 (Pg. 121)
         EB     Geronimo is in no hurry to leave...being treated well and
                    making money selling autographs and pictures.        (Pg. 121)

         EB     Indians boycott reenactment of death of Sitting Bull, when
                    they see his spirit in the log cabin erected for the
                    re-enactment showing how he was murdered. The cabin is said to
                    be exactly similar to the one where the crime was committed.
                    The Indians had been rehearsing when suddenly it was called
                    off.  Noone knew why until Joe Whitehorse, a Blackfoot,
                    confided the reason.  Several of the Sioux were passing the
                    cabin when they saw a light shining through the door.  Looking
                    in they say Sitting Bull sitting in front of a fire.  Suddenly
                    a man appeared behind him...and delivered a blow to Sitting
                    Bull's head...immediately the lights went out.  No Indian has
                    gone in since.  Some Apaches of Geronimo's band, who were to
                    occupy it during the balance of their stay, also have declined. 
                                  (Pg. 122)
Oct. 22, 1898   Selling the Expo...Montana Building only permanent
structure, can be sold as a residence…several delegations
WH    left for home...19 Blackfoot, 28 Sac/Fox, 9 Tonkemas,
19 Ponca and 1 Arapahoe family.        (Pg. 123)

                    Eight carloads of Norfolk children...
                    The sale of paintings and statuary will take place first three
                    days of November.

         WH     Everyone wants a relic...a scramble at the Indian village for
                    souvenirs.  Pueblo pottery gave out yesterday...moccasins and
                    bows & arrows going rapidly...extra guards put around buildings.
                                 (Pg. 124)
         WH     The cars in the Giant Seesaw were made very comfortable...they
                    were enclosed in glass and stoves put in them.       (Pg. 124)

         EB     Trunk Day...the Indians bought about 400-500 trunks for carrying
the numerous souvenirs they picked up at the Expo.  Money was
plentiful from the dividend for reserved seats on Peace Jubilee Day.
Each brave was paid $8, each woman $4,     each child $2.
                                    (Pg. 122)
         EB     The Indians won't wear the warm clothing issued...a young buck
                    who ought to have been in the hospital, walked around barefoot
                    and not enough clothing to flag a wheelbarrow.       (Pg. 122)

         EB     Major Clarkson made up a Christmas package for the Thurston
                    Rifles in Manila...125 illustrated brochures, programs, box of
                    souvenir buttons.

         EB     The stock barns will be removed as soon as possible, as they
                    pose a fire threat to the entire grounds.            (Pg. 122)

Oct. 23, 1898   Some working on a museum for Omaha...now is the time to
secure curios and rare collections from exhibits...         (Pg. 126)

         SB     The History Committee of the Expo. is asking exhibitors and
                    concessionaires to leave some mementos...for a permanent
                    display at the Public Library...curios of all description...mineral,
geological specimens, works of art, and bric-a-brac mementos.
                                            (Pg. 130)
         WH     Papers read at the Congress of Religions include..."The time
                    is coming when the church will be wedded to Gov't and the
                    Gov't wedded to the church...our national life will be
                    permeated by the highest considerations of love and humanity
                    ...a reverence for humanity."  The drift of another was "that
                    the church should recognize the spirit of the new thinking and
                    welcome the results."               (Pg. 126)

        SWH     A resolution was adopted to hold the fair next year...
                                                           (Pg. 127)
                    Almost 14,000 kids overrun Expo...free admission...Fairbury...
         SB     Some children poorly clothed for cold weather...one pair of
                    mittens for two lads was split one glove for each... (Pg. 128)

         SB     On Omaha Day there will be free admission for all, so even
                    poor can attend.                 (Pg. 130)
         SB     Capt. Mercer presented each Indian with a special medal and
                    certificate.                     (Pg. 129)

         SB     The last congress at the Expo will be National Congress of
                    Women of the United States.

Oct. 24, 1898   Congress of Religion ends...               (Pg. 133)

         EB     One of Capt. Mercers greatest annoyances was contending with
                    bootleggers, who seemed determined to bring liquor (to the Indians).
                       (Pg. 131)

         WH     Exposition Park...Park Board member talks of difficulties...
                    "It might be well to (remind) the public that the Park Board
                    three months ago passed a resolution that it would not
                    consider exercising its right of eminent domain for the
                    acquisition of new park grounds unless...it was in petition
                    form signed by property owners.  We are now asked to...secure
                    the Grand Court and Bluffs Tract...and maintain them as a
                    park.  So far as the scheme to sell Miller Park and use the
                    proceeds (to buy Expo land)... it cost $700 an acre and we now
                    could not sell it for more than $150 an acre.        (Pg. 134)

Oct. 25, 1898   Georgia Building for sale.

         EB     Park board and the lagoon...R.W.Richardson presented a
                    petition containing 300 signatures, asking the Board to
                    preserve the entire lagoon and Bluffs Tract as a centerpiece
                    of the Park...the Board has no money and suggests adjoining
                    property owners buy the land.                     (Pg. 134)
    
                                                                     
         WH     Finding the lost...one mother rushed frantically around for
                    her ten year old boy.  At last she gave up and was lead to the
                    Council Bluffs carline, where she found the boy, grumbling
                    because his mother...

         WH     A 22 year old woman was picked up yesterday, lost and she had
                    not the least idea what to do until relatives called for her.
                                                           (Pg. 134)

         EB     The 238 Chinese laborers imported to work at the fair have
                    disappeared.  They never expected to be returned to China. 
                    Many borrowed money from friends, and friends from friends, to
                    raise the money to get into this country...As many as 1000 are
                    obligated to pay this debt...              (Pg. 136)

         EB     Griffiths Scenic Railroad...               (Pg. 135)

Oct. 26, 1898   The wall scene "Mother, ain't we glad we came to Nebraska" in
         WH     the Agricultural Building has been selected to go to the 1900
                    Paris Exposition.                          (pg. 137)

         WH     Expo gates will remain open as long as the public finds sights
                    of interest.

         WH     Sixteen Filipino warriors, on their way to confer with Pres.
                    McKinley, are at the Labyrinth and will exhibit their customs
                    and dances...a portion has cannibalistic proclivities.
(Pg. 137)
         WH     William Cody visited the Wild West Show again.

         EB     The Burlington RR & Milwaukee RR pictures will go to Paris...
                    It is constructed entirely out of grains, leaves, grasses and
                    seeds from Nebraska.  (details of the four pictures follows.)

         EB     San Carlos Apaches bury their medicine head-dresses...cannot
                    sell, giveaway or destroy them by tradition...Harry Walker,
                    Expo guard, follows the braves and digs up about six headdresses.
                                  (Pg. 138)
                    The Indians are in a hurry to get away...too cold...

Oct. 27, 1898   In a hurry to clear away the plants before cold weather
         EB     damages them.                    (Pg. 142)
                                                                        
         EB     Exposition for next year...John Ryckman of Chicago and Ed
                    Marshall of New York submit proposal to prominent Omaha
                    businessman.                     (Pg. 143)

         WH     Railroads report 20,000 people come in on trains.    (Pg. 144)

                    Population of Omaha area less than 200M.  It is said that before the
"experiment" (Expo), Omaha was in the dumps.  From a business
standpoint, business was dull and lacking.  Now the city has taken
on a new life.                          (Pg. 144)

Oct. 28, 1898   Omaha's gain is far greater than the return in money...a
                    wonderful amount of free advertising, which is of no small
         EB     benefit to a city...(Cincinnati Comm./Tribune.)      (pg. 145)

         EB     The fair has opened the eyes of the Indian people...according
                    to American Horse, a Sioux Chief.            (Pg. 145)

         EB     Georgia carries off the lions share of the medals...2 gold, 1
                    silver, 3 bronze.                             (Pg. 146)

         EB     The Sioux are the last to leave.               (Pg. 146)

         EB     People carry off anything for souvenirs...will steal what is
                    not guarded.  Everything loose is likely to be carried off...
                    as fast as laborers dug up canna and lily bulbs, they were
                    picked up and carried off. Finally had to put guard over them.
                                                                   (Pg. 146)
         EB     Workers begin tearing down livestock barns & pens...sold for
                   $2649.00.

         EB     Indians leave for the south...             (Pg. 147)

         WH     Geronimo found sleeping...Roland Reed, the great actor, was
                    giving a performance at Boyd's, at which Geronimo was in
                    attendance...when the first act was over, Reed became alarmed
                    when no applause came form Geronimos booth.  He found Geronimo
                    stretched out on the floor, blissfully asleep and loudly snoring.
                                          (Pg. 149)
         WH     Public sale of pictures from Fine Arts Building will be Tuesday Nov. 1.

         WH     Schlitz pavilion given permission to stay open as long as
                    they want.

         WH     Easterners propose a "Colonial Theme" for 1899 Exposition.  
                                                                           (Pg. 150)
Oct. 29, 1898   Rules for admission after closing day...             (Pg. 151)

      WH     Park Commission to restore Kountz Park...decided not to take
                in all of main court and bluffs tract.  Will leave park in
                same condition as property was before...Which means the lagoon
                is to be filled up.  Commission decided it could provide for a
                lake, if one is desired, after this is done.         (Pg. 151)
                                                                             
         WH     Kansas Building sold for $150.00...furniture already disposed of.
                                             (Pg. 151)

         WH     The main buildings will be open on Sunday and the exhibits
                    manned.  Before on Sundays, although the buildings were open,
                    the exhibits were covered and no one was in charge.  (Pg. 151)

         WH     Fate of the Exposition...talks of continuing next year...opinions on
all sides expressed...enthusiasm for forming new company.
                                   (Pg. 151)

         WH     Bogus tickets found after people ransacked the burned down
                    Rees Printing plant, and then sold them on the street, will
                    not be honored.                            (Pg. 152)

         WH     The livestock barns, 40 odd in number, are the first buildings
                    to be torn down.                           (Pg. 152)

         EB     Plans for distributing profits...          (Pg. 153)

Oct. 30, 1898   Rules for removing exhibits...             (Pg. 155)
         SB     The big century plant in the Horticulture Building was sold to
                    someone form Chicago.                      (Pg. 155)

         SB     Typewriters displayed at the Expo, many watched for the first
                    time, the practical workings of a typewriter.        (Pg. 155)

        SWH     Wedding on the stage of the Old Plantation...Willie Hunter,
                    singer, and Emma Draughn, his accompanist, will honeymoon in
                    Nashville.  The rest of the company (about 50), will leave for
                    Nashville Tuesday.               (Pg. 156)

        SWH     Yesterday, 90 kids from Missouri Valley (IA.) attended the
                    fair.                                           (Pg. 156)

        SWH     An well-known Omahan has wagered $100 that he can explain
                the illusion of the Flying Lady.  There will be a special
                performance at the Palace of Mysteries, where Lunette, La
                Belle Selica-the famous dancer, and She-the great illusionist,
                are on exhibition.                                (Pg. 156)

        SWH     The St. Louis Exposition, which opened Sept. 14, closed Oct. 29.                                          
(Pg. 156)

Oct. 31, 1898   Special trains bring thousands...every train was loaded...
                special trains came from McCook, Hastings, Sioux City, Kansas
                City and Eastern Iowa.                (Pg. 157)

         WH     Idaho men favor extension of Exposition...           (Pg. 158)

         WH     A carload of horses, for exhibit at the livestock show which
                    closed several days ago, has just arrived from South Dakota.
                                                           (Pg. 158)

         WH     All want souvenirs...many have impression that anything that
                    can be carried away constitutes a free souvenir, if the owner
                    isn't looking.  One pavilion lost 6000 beer steins...salt &
                    pepper shakers are carried off as fast as they are put on
                    tables...an alarming scarcity of spoons.   (Pg. 158)

         WH     Sealed bids for the buildings will received until Nov. 15. 
                    All bids must be accompanied by a check for 20% of the bid.   
                                                 (Pg. 158)

         EB     Suits for damages abound...                (Pg. 160)
         EB     New York City is home for 90% of the Midway people.  (Pg. 160)

         EB     Two Plattsmouth boys, who ran away from home to see the Expo
                    before it closed, were picked up by the police.  Eddie Wallman
                    and Robert Vance stole a ride on a train to get here, but
                    lacked the means to return.                (Pg. 160)

         EB     The fair has helped the west according to RR men...it has been
                    a greater success than any anticipated...business prospects
                    throughout the west excellent...a general period of prosperity.
                                                          (Pg. 160)

Nov. 1, 1898    The White City now stands in silence...final exercises held in
         EB     Auditorium. Iowa Building was sold to St. Bernards Hospital in
                    Council Bluffs for $300.                (Pg. 164)

         EB     There is one form of result that cannot be measured in dollars
                    ...the interest created among visitors, particularly from the
                    east, in western farmland...a number of settlers will be
                    attracted to the west as a direct result from the Expo.  A
                    number of inquiries (were made) about land here.     (Pg. 162)

         EB     50% dividend return possible...            (Pg. 163)
         EB     List of attendance, gate receipts and concession receipts for
                    entire Expo.                (Pgs. 164-5)

         WH     Closing up the Midway...nothing that could be removed was
                    overlooked...


         WH     Wedding on the Giant See-Saw on the last day...Mr. Freeman
                    Snyder of Rawlins, Wyoming & Miss Nina Rhodes of Aberdeen, So.
                    Dak. had met on the ride and decided to be wed there, 225
                    feet in the air. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S.M. Ware
                    of 2nd Presb. Church of Omaha.             (Pg. 168)

Nov. 2, 1898    Nothing but an old thing now.  The merry making public on the
         WH     last night sought entertainment.  Everything that could be
                    shoved was overturned, windows panes were missing...the Dragons
                    Head had lost all its teeth and diverse parts of its jaw...
                    plastering knocked off some of the more frail buildings...some
                    slot machines wrecked...            (Pg. 168)

         WH     1,846,000 came to Omaha over the various roads leading into
                    Omaha.                           (Pg. 168)

         WH     To save White City for next year, $66,000 is subscribed...
                                                           (Pg. 169)
         WH     Art sale a fizzle...noone puts up pictures for sale...$1200 to
                    $1500 sold during the year.                 (Pg. 169)

         WH     Sale of Expo stamps...two million sold...350M probably to
                    collectors, "Omaha Stamps" considered handsomest ever issued.
                                                           (Pg. 169)
         WH     The Minnesota  Building is in demand...$1000 bid     (Pg. 169)

         EB     Officials cutoff electricity to all incandescent lamps to avoid fires.
         EB     Midway left in darkness, but arc lamps in main buildings left on.                             

         EB     Harry takes a bath...14 year old Harry Hotchkiss was doing a
                    contortionist act on the railing, but was awkward and fell in
                    the lagoon.                      (Pg. 170)

         EB     Kansas Building, purchased by G.E. Garrison will be torn down
                   and lumber used for barns and outhouses.
                    (Is there a good joke here??)              (pg. 170)

         EB     Minor Damage to Lincoln funeral car as revelers look for souvenirs...

         EB     If we hold another Expo in 1899, it may be larger... (Pg. 171)

Nov. 4, 1898    Omaha & Expositions...the Chicago Tribune says, the "City
         EB     commands the country’s adulation"            (Pg. 173)

         WH     The New York Building was sold to Paul Horbach, who owns a lot
                    near the German Village (15th & Pratt?).  He plans to convert
                    it into a dwelling house.

         WH     Concessions paid to Expo company net $307,000...$100,000
                    paid for space and $200,000 collected from fee paid by
                    concessionaires.  $1 Million dollars paid by visitors on Midway.
                                    (Pg. 174)
         WH     The painting of Trilby escapes...An attachment was issued on
                    the Trilby painting and the Trilby boxes were seized from Expo
                    officials...but it was announced that the painting was now several
hundred miles form Omaha...out of reach of Expo  officials.
                                   (Pg. 174)
         WH     James Woods of So. Dak. says both coasts want Expo to be
                    extended to '99.

         EB     Unpaid stock abandoned...about 400 behind on payments.  
                                                                       (Pg. 175)

Nov. 6, 1898    A matchless achievement...no other city ever distinguished
         SB         itself in a like manner.                        (Pg. 177)

         SB     Ghost of glorious past...To walk through the now littered and 
                    forsaken avenues seems like passing through a cemetery...the
                    grounds are dreary...the silence is oppressive...streets
                    covered with debris...it suggests the loss of something that
                    cannot be regained.                       (Pg. 177)

        SWH    Whether those who have only partially paid their stock fee
                    will receive dividends is undecided.  Investors may get back 75%.  
(Pg. 177)
        SWH     All the building on the Midway are practically abandoned
                    except the Schiltz pavilion.  Many of the smaller buildings
                    being torn down...several entirely dismantled.     (Pg. 178)

Nov. 7, 1898    Air of desolation hangs over grounds...few visitors...grounds
         WH     look deserted Visitors will now be permitted to ride their
                    bicycles around the grounds.                (Pg. 179)

         EB     Ching Ling Foo & America...He was traveled extensively,
                    including England, France & Germany, but never met such
                    friendship as was extended to him in America.        (Pg. 179)

Nov. 8, 1898    Surplus of $400,000...Many cities cheer our success...Boston..
         EB     Philadelphia...New York.                       (Pg. 180)

         WH     Iowa Building second to go down...demolishers at work...Kansas
                    Buildings last walls went down yesterday.            (Pg. 189)

         WH     Realizing Expo stock...long lines of stock holders at Merchants
                    National Bank to register their stock and receive their checks...                       
(Pg. 180)

Nov. 9, 1898    Duplicate bonds issued to those that lost them, as they were
       WH         not expecting to be able to redeem...              (Pg. 180)

Nov. 10, 1898   The 15 downtown hotels report ...enormous business during
      WH         Expo...69,000 quests during June through August, an average of
                    750 per day.  During September and October 85400 registered,
                    an average of 1400 per day.  They are only about 1/2 of the
                    hotels in town.  It is estimated 1,800,000 spent at least one
                    day in Omaha during the Expo.    (Pg. 181)

      WH         Costs to efface the White City.  Lagoon must be filled in,
                    pilings cut off several feet below ground so they don't get in
                    the way, the gravel and clay are so packed down it may require
                    going over with a pick ax to raise it...Nearby owners would
                    prefer some improvements remain rather than return
                    land to original condition.      (Pg. 181)

Nov. 11, 1898   Strong probability Minnesota building will go to Riverview
       EB         Park...The state of Minnesota cannot donate...must be sold.
                                                           (Pg. 181)

      WH         Reshaping the lagoon...sentiment on the Park Board of
                    retaining the bridges as a memorial of Expo...although they
                    will have to be lowered four feet.  Bridges of this sort badly
                    needed in Miller Park...large trees will be taken and planted
                    along boulevards...flowers and shrubs will be transplanted to
                    our nursery or other parks.          (Pg. 182)
  

                                                                       
Nov. 13, 1898   The Library board is receiving many donations...for the new
         SB     museum.  Omaha Public Library...has set aside 3 rooms on the
                    west side of the third floor for use as a museum.    (Pg. 184)

        SWH     22,914 have visited the grounds since close...admission
                    lowered to 25c/15c.  Tearing down of German Village began
                    last night.                                (Pg. 185)

Nov. 14, 1898   Perverting Exposition history...The attempt to extol William
         EB     Jennings Bryan by the World Herald in relation to the history
                    of the Exposition...(is not accurate).  Mr. Bryan introduced,
                    upon request, the resolution in the T/M Commercial Congress
                    endorsing the Exposition, but never did he willingly give the
                    Exposition his support.  During the critical period when he
                    could have been of invaluable service...he was neutral or silent...
                        (Pg. 186)

Nov. 15, 1898   250 carloads of exhibits have left so far.  An immense amount
         EB     has been sold or given to local people.             (Pg. 186)

         EB     Judge issues order stopping writing of costly ($10,000) history.
                                     (Pg. 186)

                    Some merchants in favor of Expo in '99, but many disagree...
                                                                       (Pg. 189)

Nov. 16, 1898   Bids in White City...$17,500 by P.E.Iler to run '99 Expo,
                    Chicago Wrecking Co. bids $15,519 to tear down...    (Pg. 186)

Nov. 19, 1898   Raising money for '99 Expo...$100,000 needed to start.   
                                                           (Pg. 190)

Nov. 20, 1898   Omaha is to have fair in 1899...           (Pg. 190)

Nov. 21, 1898   Fremont Tribune, "The businessman of Fremont agree to not buy
                    $1 of goods in Omaha if Expo held in 1899. No city before has
                    extended to a second year.                 (Pg. 191)

Nov. 22, 1898   $17,500 submitted to Expo board...         (Pg. 191)

Dec. 3, 1898    Days of grace expire for delinquent payers...        (Pg. 188)

Dec. 7, 1898    Winding up affairs...duplicate medals, certificates, etc...
                                                           (Pg. 188)

Jan. 14, 1899   Paintings for the Library...               (Pg. 188)


These notes compiled by David Wells  9246 Madison St. Omaha, NE 68127 in 1998