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JULY 20, ISO
has been trying to do lor years, but
the" people were blind. Things got so
hateful to heaven that God caused his
spirit to come upon the good people
of Philadelphia aid drive out the cor
rupt political thieves that had control
o't our fair city and put in honest men,
and it is spreading throughout the
whole United States- For myself I
believe no man ought to own what
God has created. He can have the
use of everything created for God cre
ated everything for man, and man
for himself, but just think why we
ever stood or allowed Mammon to
rule our country so long.
Language in France
There are several districts in
France where the very ancient tongues
still survive. Basque is spoken by
about 100,000 persons, who are natur
ally proud of a language that is their
exclusive possession, for it is unlike
'every other spoken tongue, and the
assertion is commonly made that to
understand it one must have learned
it in the cradle. This peculiar prop
erty gives in the mind of the Basque
people support to their belief that
it was the language of Adam and Eve.
The same claim is advanced, though,
for Breton. The Romans, when they
conquered Gaul, compared Breton to
croaking of ravens. About a million
people speak Breton. Then there are
Flemish, still spoken by a compara
tively small number in northeastern
France, Catalan in the Pyrennes-Ori-entales
and Languedoc and Proven
cal, whose gradual extinction has been
delayed mainly by the efforts of a
few literary enthusiasts.
Willing to Compromise
.The " miother had been having a
strenuous day with her offspring, ,as
Mrs. Anna Garlin Spencer calls the
story of a littiecousin of here. The
smaltbby had' even more than usually
been a peripatetic- interrogation point.
There were few things concerning the
construction of the world and all
things in it, with asides upon various
thelogical, philosophical and scientific
questions, which the mother had not
tried to answer. She was exhausted
and welcomed the night as she un
dressed her little son and prepared
him for bed. But he had not finished
"Mamma," he asked, "where is my
"Now, dear," replied the weary
mamma, "I am very tired, and I can't
answer another question tonight."
"Well, then you needn't answer it
tonight," said the child, "but please
put your finger on the very spot!"
New York Times.
The Diplomatic Tramp
"Please, mum," said a tramp,
"would you be so kind as to let me
have a needle and thread?"
"Well, y-e-s," said the housewife at
the door, "I can let you have that."
"Thankee, mum. Now, you'd oblige
me very much if you'd let me have a
bit of cloth for a patch."
"Yes, here is some."
"Thankea very much, mum. It's a
little different color from my suit, I
see. Perhaps, mum, you could spare
me some of your husband's old clothes
that this patch will match."
"Well, I declare! You're clever, my
man, and I'll give you an old suit.
Here is one."
"Thankee greatly, mum. I see it's
a little large, mum, but if you'll kind
ly furnish me with a square meal,
mebby I can fill it out" Human Life.
THE MISSING ACOUSTIC
Alfred Collier, the clever composer
of "Dorothy" and Idndred plays, used
oTc tell a story says the writer of
some "Stage Recollections," about a
certain capitalist who, though he
made money, was by no means a
man of superior education. This gen
tleman financed a certain new the
ater, round which he one day showed
"What do you think of it?" asked
the capitalist, proudly.
"Oh, it's very nice," replied Cellier;
"but i'c has no acoustic properties."
"Wha-a-a-at? What's that?" shouted
the man of money. "I'll see about
that!" and, putting his mouth to one
of the speaking tubes, he cried up it:
"Send down the property man wo
Down came the man.
"Now, look here, my man. Where
are "the ac oh the acoustic prop
erties of this house?" "
"I don't know, sir," replied the as
"Well, then, you ought to know;
you are responsible for all properties.
You can take a week's notice," and
the financier walked away in high
Cellier said that it was rather a
delicate thing explaining, but he man
aged it artfully, and the much ag
grieved "property" man was rein
Curiosities of the Cactus
Mexico has a cactus which grows
toothpicks; another, ribbed and thick
ly set with teeth-like spines, which
furnish the natives with combs; there
is another cactus the long, curved
spines of which resemble fish hooks;
there is another which Is an almost
perfect imitation of the sea-urchin;
still another resembles a porcupine;
there is another covered: with long red
hair which is nicknamed the "red-
There are several varieties which
servo as timepieces. One of these,
the Cereus nycticalus, opens its blos
soms at seven o clock in the evening
and closes them at seven o'clock in
the morning; another opens at eight
o'clock and closes at eight the next
morning; another opens at nine o'clock
in the morning and closes at noon.
THE PRIMARY PLEDGE
I promise to attend all the primaries of my party to be held between
now and the next Democratic National Convention, unless unavoidably
prevented, and to use my Influence to secure a- clear, honest and
straightforward declaration of the party's position on every question,
upon which the voters -of the party desire to speak.
Street '. . ?. ,". . Postoffice-..-. ".....
County State Voting precinct or ward.
Fill out Blanks and mail to Commoner Office, Lincoln, Nebraska.
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tone and greater volume than any other
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A New Principle in Phonographs
THE Duplex phonograph lias
two vibrating diaphragms to repro
duce the sound:
two horns to amplify and multiply the
aound-from both sidc3of Bothdiaphracms:
no tension spring and no swine arm to
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Consequently, it produces asweoter tone and
a greater vo'umo ot sound than any other
phonograph. It is absolutely free from all me
chanical sounds; and wo sell it direct to you
at ractory prices on trial.
Double Volume cf Sound
Dy using two diaphragms in the Duplex we
are able to dispense entirely with all springs
in the reproducer.
The tension spring used In the old stylo reproducers to
Jerk the dlaphraem back into portion each time It vibrates
ly Its ferkintf pull roughens the fine wave groove the
record, andthatcautes theatiucaklris;, squalclng, nana.
TT'SJust this way:
The reproducer of sound box of the
Duplex has two vibratintr dia
phragms and two horns to amplify
the Bound from both sidcsNorbotrt
With it you get all' tho music
produced with any other you lose
Compare tho volume"'of sound roro-
Aarnr hv it to?Vi thn wnltimn of inv eie
no matter what ita price and hear for J
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BUT that is only tho start.
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fectly smooth there Is nothing to roughen them and tho
result Is aa exact reproduction of tho oriclaal sound.
Sold Direct From the Factory
WU ask the privilege of pravlcir to you
that the Duplex gives a dduble vol
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Invito your nelclibon aad musical frlesdstohearlt,
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nograph of the old style, return it at once at our expense.
That's a fair offer, but It isn't all.
We save you In the price exactly J70.V because we stve
you all thelobbcrs', middlemen' and dealers' profits.
We sell It to vou at actual factory price.
Sold through dealers tho Duplex would cost you at least
bought direct from our factory it cosUKVy OO
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is clearer, sweeter, purer and more nearly like. ESalMMTVJifii&
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advertisement could not appear is this periodical If w
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