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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 25, 1908)
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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 50
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If, as a matter of fact, the canal
companies, either or both, had boon
owned by American citizens or by
citizens of any other nationality, It
would not have altered In the slight
est degree tho action taken by this
"1 wish to m&ko as clear as pos
sible, and as emphatic as possible,
tho statement that we did not havo
anything to do with the distribution
of a dollar of tho $40,000,000 wo
paid, as regards any stockholder or
bond holder of tho French compa
nies, save that wo followed out tho
award of the arbitrators appointed In
accordance with tho decree of tho
French court, which has dealt with
the subject, in. awarding a certain
proportion to the old company, and
a certain proportion to tho now com
pany. Any question, concerning tho
stockholders, bondholders, or other
beneficiaries of the proceeds of sale,
was purely a question for the civil
tribunal of the Seine, the French gov
ernmental body, with which this na
tion had nothing whatever to do.
"All of these documents I here
with transmit as a part of this mes
sage. It appears from them that tho
creditors of the old company number
226,296 parties who have received
dividends out of tho funds in tho
hands of tho liquidator, who, in his
letter, Btates that in this present
month of December, the second and
lost distribution to the creditors will
be begun, and that the average divl
dent heretofore paid to each individ
ual was 722 francs, or $15G. No
payment whatever was or will bo.
macie upon tne stock or uio old com
pany, as it was worthless from tho
day De Lesseps failed and. this, cuts
out, fro ni consideration all mislead
ing statements regarding a' possible
purchase by anybody of the stock of
tho old Panama Canal company. It
has not receivedand will not receive
"Recently a request was made by
a prlvato individual to inspect the.
records of these payments, but an
' awer was made by the custodians that
tney Baw no proper reason for grant
lag such request by a stranger, In
asmuch as there is not the slightest
'ground for suspicion , of. any bad faith
!n the transaction, -it barely seems
worth while to make tho request;
but If congress desires, I have no
"ioiibt'that, on the rcqUest'of our;
ambassador in; Paris, thoVlisty'of in-
aivmuais wouiQ Dp snown mm.
"I transmit herewith lists of the
documents in , the 'possession of tho
,,.department of state, the department
of justice and the department of war,
so that if congress sees fit it may
direct that they be printed. They
aro, and always have been, open to
tho examination of any member of
congress. There is no object in print
ing them, but' there is also no ob
jection to printing them, save that it
is useless expense.
' HANGING THE STOCKINGS
Christmas eve! It's Christmas eve!
Supper's cleared away
Seems as if I can't believe
" That today's today!
I don't see a thing, do you,
We' can hang -a stockin' to?
For a month or just about,
Days would hardly stir,
Though I crossed their places put
On the calendar.
, Pins or nails '11 nevor stick
In this hard old chimney brick.
P'raps as soon as night's begun
He'll come stealing in!'
My! It makes the shivers run
Up and down my skin.
Mayn't I pound a nail up here
In tho hardwood, mother dear?
Daddy's sock'll never do
Not a toy would fit,
S'poso wo let him stand his shoo
m B 1 A IV I L lK ' h GB L LAi Bbb h 1
Sold everywhere at
the same prices
reproduces all SOUndSj and espe- Edison Phonographs
cially the sounds of the human $12.50 to $60
voice and the music of instruments,
so marvelously that you would be
amazed at it as a scientific inven
tion if you had not become so
used to its wonderful work.
We want everyone who has not
yet experienced the delight of
owning and listening- to an Edi
son Phonograph to go to some
. dealer today and hear the Edison
Phonograph play. There is only
one way to know how-good the
Edison Phonograph is and that
is to hear it. Nothing- can de
There is a dealer in the town
where -you do your marketing
who will be glad to show you the
Edison Phonograph and let you
hear the new records. He has an
assortment of both Edison and
Amberol Records, and he has
Phonographs in various sizes
and styles, at different prices
allslow. You" can arrange with
him for putting: an Edison
Phonograph in.our own home.
Some dealers sell on the instal
Edison Gem Phonograph
Edison Amberol Records
The New Phonograph Records that play twice
as long as the regular Edison Records
These are the ne wUecordS which An Edison Phonograph with the
Edison Standard Phonograph
have just been made to play on
:t:he Edison Phonograph. They
play twice as long as the old
ones and play far better.
This is the latest great discovery
of Mr. Edison for the benefit of
his favorite invention, the Edison
Phonograph, and for your bene
fit if you are wise enough to get
an Edison Phonograph with the
Amberol attachment at once.
Amberol attachment plays both
Records, the old two-minu'te
Records and the new four-minute
There are thousands of selec
tions already made up in the old
Records which you can enjoy,
and there will be many new
ones every month in both the
old Records and the Amberol
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Edison Home Phonograph
Edison Reoords aro made In Bohemian, Cuban, Danish, French. German, Ilobrow
Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, 1'oUbU, Spanish, Swedlsli, etc.
Ediion Amberol Records, SOc. Regular Edison Records, 35c.
Edison Grand Opera Records, 75c.
If you are not ready to buy at once, ask your dealer for a catalogue of
1 nonocraphsand a catalocuc of selections. You will be surprised that
somucamusic js available to the owner of a Phonograph. Do not be
misled by any other sound-reproducwic instrument. The Edison
Phonograph is the best for the home.
National Phonograph Co., 3 Lakeside Ave, Orango, N. J.
Edison Triumph Phonograph
Just in under it?
There! They're done. I'm pleepy,
Bet tomorrow'll never come!
Burgea Johnson in Everbbdy's.
Tho Call of tho South. By Robert
Lee Durham. L. P. Page & Co.,
How Money is Made in Security
Investments, or a Fortune at Fifty
five. Second edition. By Henry
Hall, New York, . 2 Broadway. Price
Socialists at Work. By Robert
Hunter. Tho Macmillan Co., New
York. Price $1.50, net.
Sidereal Sidelights. A medley of
dawn-thoughts. By Charles L.
Brewer.. The Balance Publishing
Co., Denver, Colo. Cloth, 56 cents;
paper, 25 cents..
The Man of -Yesterday. A ro
mance of a vanishing race.. By
Mary Holland' Kinkaid. Frederick
A. Stokes Co., Publishers, New York
The Patriot. By Thomas Alva'
Stubbins. M. A. Donohue & Co.,
The United States Government s
Shame. The story of the great
Lewis case. By E,dwin C. Madden,
third assistant postmaster general
from July 1, 1899 to March 22,
1907. The National Book Co., PuT
lishers, Detroit, Mich., Price 50
Sixty Years of Protection in Can
ada, 184G-1907. By Edward Por
ritt. Macmillan & Co., Limited, St.
Martin's street, London, England.
Three "Weeks in Holland and Bel
gium. By John U. Higinbothani.
The Reilly & Brittqn Co., Publish
ers, Chicago, 111.
The Laws of Imitation. By Ga
briel Targe, professor in the College
de France; member of the Institute.
Henry Holt & Co., New York.
Tho Last of the Houghtons. a
novel, by Richard Wallace Bucldej.
The Neale Publishing. Co., Flatiron
Bldg., New York. Price $1.50;
. From the Evidenqe Presented. W
Daniel C. - Stone,. Winthrop, Mas
Price 25 cents.
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