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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1905)
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OCTOBER 20, 1905
.ire mighty thankful it Isn't a 'hand
l,rrss with you manipulating that old
roller on one side while John Marshal
Croley swung the lever on the other
side. 0, how heavy that old roller
used to get! And what ugly blisters
you used to dress after the last side
But thinking of that old printing
ofllco, and of that old Sentinel, is
what brings you back, and brings you
back, too, with a jar. Just as you
are in the middle of memories about
the time when you were perched up
on a stool in front of a bourgeis case
trying to decipher the correspondence
from Forbes, or Maltland, or Forest,
a grimy faced urchin sticks his head
in the door and yells:
"Got any more copy to send over?"
Then you jump twenty-five years
forward and land, ker-plunk! right
in the middle of the task of getting
out this week's papar;
But you have had a delightful ex
cursion on a special train over the
Recollection & Memory railroad, and
you hitch up to the typewriting ma
chine and go to work with a light
heart and a clear brain.
Pshaw! The girls and boys of to
day don't have fun like you used to
have. It takes 'em too long to dress.
Why, you were so anxious to get
started that you went right over in
the same clothes you wore to school.
And now the boys have to send
flowers and maybe drive over in a
hack. Huh! You used to think you
were doing it up brown if you had a
dime's worth of mixed candy in a
paper bag when "sne" opened the
door for you.
THE CITY OF UPSIDE DOWN
Into the City of Upside Down
Two little children fare
Tottie so pink and Teddie so brown.
All aglowaro this mischievous pair
With a mad desire to tumble and
Everything upright and nothing to
In the City of Upside Uown.
How we loved the City of Upside
Free city of mirth and hurrah,
Where mother was queen of a tumbly
As pleasant as any you ever saw
Ruled by Sultan or Padishah
For love stood guard, as the only
In the City of Upside Down.
Rich were the cars of Upside Down,
The chargers many and bold,
And every nook had its doll or clown,
Every house was a palace of purest
And our ruler never would frown
When we jdrove like wild through
those .darling, old
Ruins of Upside Down.
But years have passed over Upside
And only its glory gleams,
i'or she who was queen in a simple
Has gone to the beautiful' City of
Yet oft like a vision at night it
The tender smile bt my mother
O'er her children, in Upside Down.
Dr,ever agaIn in Upside Down
Will Tottie and Teddy stray;
us a sad, sad place is that lonely
Since its queen and its magic van
And tears come unbidden to blind
us by day
As we dream of the angel of light
T at play
the City of Upside Down.
-Hank P. Gallagher, in the Nebras
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Remarkable Expansion in Buildings to Meet Wonderful Business Growth
Enormous Plant of
Further extensive enlarge
ments in contemplation.
The most successful
enterprise of the age.
The wonderful growth of Mont
gomery Ward & Co., from a single
room in 1872 to its marvelous mer
cantile palaces of tho present time,
as shown in the accompanying
illustrations, Is a magnificent tribute
to honest merchandising.
Today the business if this great
concern towers above its imitators and would-be competitors as high as its lofty tower on
me L.tn.o rrom 01 unicago lowers over tne passers by on the street below.
The eight mammoth separate and distinct structures entirely occupied by Montgomery
Ward & Co. exclusively for tho transaction of its colossal business, would, if gathered Into
one grand group, be recognized as one of the wonders of the world.
Each of these magnificent buildings is a giant in itself, and the total realty holdings of
Montgomery Ward & Co., are the very largest of any mercantile establishment in the world.
Every foot of the many acres of floor space represented in these structures is crowded
with merchandise of every description, fully set forth in their marvelous catalogup, and
still there Is insistent demand for additional space to accommodate the Increased and
Already magnificent plans are in view for further enlargement during the coming year,
which will give due consideration to future possibilities, permit of unlimited expansion and
development to any magnitude.
Not only is this great house the original, the very first In the world to develop the Cata
logue idea of selling everything direct to everybody it is also the leader In magnitudo
of business done, in growth of It3 patronage, in maintaining Its old customers for the longest
periods and In expansion of area year by year to meet business requirements.
Its catalogues and its customers are everywhere.
It ships goods regularly to every country on the globe, to every inhabited island of the
seas, to every state and county in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South
America, as well as to Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceanica.
The magnitude of the business transacted by this vast concern is almost beyond
We have just finished the printing of a large.new catalogue, number 74, containing the
economical bargains and choice selections in every line of merchandise for tho season of
1905-6. This large, illustrated book is the standard Buyer's Guide of the world and com
prises nearly 1200 pages, 126,000 different articles, quoted at the very lowest prices.
This catalog is the leading and recognized authority on anything that may be purchased
in any store to eat, to wear, to use. It is the largest city store brought right to your door.
Always complete; always has the latest tnings; always absolutely trustworthy, containing lowest
prices on honest goods of the exact quality represented, without exaggeration or falsehood.
The policy of this firm is to make its catalogue the undisputed leader, far in advance
of anything others can ever hope to attain.
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The popular Ward Catalogue, very
latest edition. 1200 vap.es, a new book
from cover to cover. The catalogue
that Is known everywhere and liked by
everybody. It has been In use for a
third of a century and has made friends
in all parts of the world.
Don't bothor with unreliable, Incom
plete catalogues, when you can get tho
genuine Ward book for the mereasking.
Cut here, fill in carefully, and send to Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago
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I saw your adv In Oct. COMMONER.
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'his Is the catalogue for wldo awake
Ibuvors. It's reliable, brand new. com
plete in every department honest in descriptions, and quotes the very lowest price for really good merchandise.
I No cheap goods at Ward's. Catalogue No. 74 will prove a money saver for you.
The complete 1200-page catalogue, very latest edition, will be sent free, postpaid, to eyery
grown man or woman who will cut out this coupon and send to us with his or her name and
address plainly written. We don't ask you to write a line only your name ana address cut out coupon ana man to
Montgomery Ward Co., Chicago
Michigan Avenue, Madison and Washington Streets
THE BUSINESS OF THE DAY
Representative Champ Clark tells
of an amusing story in connection
with the inauguration of Thomas T.
Crittenden as governor of Missouri,
a ceremony attended with more frills
than any other in the state since the
According to Mr. Clark, there were
on this occasion military organiza
tions and bands galore, and sjpecial
car loads of people came from Kan
sas City and St. Louis to witness the
pageant. Captain Hawley of St.
Louis was grand marsnal of tne day.
Lieutenant Governor Brockmeyer, a
quaint character, was presiding over
the senate, and as he waited notice
of the time for the senate to pro
ceed to tho hall of the house of rep
resentatives, where tne two bodies
in joint session were to receive the
new governor, he lolled back in his
chair on the president's stand and
smoked a big corncob pipe with the
The senate lobby was crowded, and
senators were in their seats, on tip
toe of expectancy, tor the strains of
martial music could be heard from all
directions. At this juncture a figure
in a glittering and brilliant uniform
pushed through the crowd and
marched half way up tne aisle. This
was Marshal of the way Hawley.
Drawing his sword, lie made a pro
found military salute, and announced
with much pomposity:
"Mr. President, the governor of
Missouri and his staff now approach."
Without removing his pipe from his
mouth, Lieutenant Governor Brock
"Veil, let him come; dat Is vot we
are here for." Harper's Weekly.
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