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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 5, 1909)
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The Telephone, the
Trolley and the Rural
Mail Delivery bring
you everything you
need from the city
By entertainment wc do not mean that which you obtain from books,
magazines or pictures. We mean the kind offered by the theatre, the
concert or the opera. e
You cct such entertainment occasionally, but you go a long way tor
it, you pay a good price for it and you often find that it is not worth the
time, the price or the effort
You work in the country and it is usually long-hours. The time you
have for entertainment is short, or at least made up of short intervals.
At night, for instance, there is an hour or two between supper and
bedtime. You can go out ; you can go to a neighbor's or you can go to town.
But you generally go to bed ; not that you need this extra hour or two
of sleep, but because there is nothing entertaining, diverting or informing
that you can enjoy without more effort than you care to exert.
If at such times you could put on your slippers, light your pipe, lean
back in your chair and listen to good music, a good song or an amusing
Btory, wouldn't it be worth while?
That is the idea back of the Edison Phonograph. It collects the songs
of the best singers and the music of the best bands and orchestras and
spreads them broadcast throughout the homes of the country.
The Edison Phonograph is a wonderful thing. It seems commonplace
because it is no longer new, but it does what no other instrument does. It
carries the talent of the world's greatest artists into the home and places it
at the disposal of whoever cares to listen.
Tho dcalor In tho city whero yon trade, will
TIuj BiMeon Phonograph In Mr. Thomtfl A.Edl-
Bon'fl uoYoiopmont or ino uounu reprouuemg mea
Which ho invented. It 1b mado under hln personal
eupcrvlalon mid has the benefit of all of hlB lav
Among its oxclnalra adrnntagos are Its
lndeatructiblo reproducing point which never
nooda to bo changed; ltfl IonR-runnlng, eilent
eteoi spring motor, most essontiui to
brilliant work; Jta aennltlvo wax cyl-
Indor Itocorde, futnoua for thoir
sweetness and rlchnosa or tone and for
their faithful reproduction of a singing
voice or tho notes of Instruments: its
large, ppocltillymade horn which brings
out every noto or word with great forco
and, clearnosa; and Ub now Amberol
Records, playing twice as long ub tho
regular Edison ltccords and offering bo-
loctlonn heretofore impossible bocauao
of thoir length.
gladly demonstrato tho Edison Phonograph if yon
will call, or eend you a cataloguo giving styles
anuTmcos iryou write.
We will send you this bookfreo
A homo is a homo whothor it is In tho city or
tno country, wo nave prepared a Hand
somely lllustrntod book called "Tho
Edison Phonograph and the Home." It
tolls what tho Phonograph brings into
a homo your homo.
We Want Good Live Dealers to
sell Edison Phonograph in ovory town
whore wo aronottiow well represented.
Dealers having established stores should
write at onco to
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thinks of heaven without a fleeting
joy over the fact that there will be
no dishes there to wash.
We always did have a sneaking
notion that the man who said George
Washington never told a lie more
than held up the average.
After due consideration we have
reached tho conclusion that the
quality of starch used today in our
collars is far below that of the
starch used for similar purposes a
quarter of a century ago.
"Papa, why do they put an eagle
on the silver dollars?"
"That is allegorical, my son."
"It is to show that the dollaTs fly
away very easily."
The Ananias Club
We have designated aa full mem
bers of the Ananias Club:
The man who says his children
go right off to bed the first time he
The man who says he always tells
his wife everything.
The man who tells about the dog
he used to own.
The man who brags about what a
good timekeeper his watch is after
he has carried it twenty-five years
after his father gave it to him.
And we offer as candidates for
membership,- subject to investigation:
The man who loudly declares that
he always votes for the best man re
gardless of party.
The man who says he has read the
Bible through several times.
We once thought something of
founding a Sapphira club, but after
carefully studying the matter over
we decided to refrain. Our hair
already shows symptoms of an early
is clearly and convincing
ly discussed in
PROF. J. LAURENCE
article In the
EEDS THAT 6R0W
Garden, Flower and Farm
needs. Alfalfa. Olover. Seed Potatoes.
Wa will sond f roe with, catalosr. If Ton ask for
it, a packet of new lettuce seed "May Kins"
best head lottuoe over introduced.. Writo
ua today. Also havo fall lino of nursory
stock, Rosos, PlantStBulbs, oto. Address
German Nurgnrin. Box 77 Beatrina. Nch.
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tained by the senate if the work
should be more equally distributed."
Senators Kean and Penrose objected
to Mr. Burkett's remarks while the
agricultural bill was pending and so
Senator Burkett postponed the com
pletion of his address.
1 Aim U alsa Aster, Phfrx, Coxcmib, pansy, Pink,
worth 60o. AU Free it yon wrltome a lottor, not a postal.
AND when wnnimj why Mt melsc? wets for
reuima, ana i'acKnc or iinu Kinds, xor a big crazy doo.
3 Ists 25c. Clubwitk uImkJc. SEO. W. PARK. 35. UP rt. Pa.
i BUDDED PEACH TREES
40CoacordGraDe-VlaesSl.(H. 8 Budded S
ready to enow. Free 85c due-bill with free
catalo jr. Write for it now and nuke selections early.
Faiitmry Nurjcu' m Bex Xt Fairfeary,-Mte.
W. I. Buchanan, America's special
commissioner to Venezuela to ar
range a basis of settlement of the
disputed claims of that country, has
returned to Washington. He says'
that the situation in Venezuela' is
SEC AC Ab 8od as grown. 4 Fkts. Giant
ECl id FetunU, Mammoth Verbena. Jap
","ww anose Fire Plant, Wondor Poppy j
also lOvarletiea Annual Klovrors, all for 10c.
n PLANTS. Itose8,25ci tt Geraniums, 25c 0
Begonias. 2fioj 4 Folargontumi, 25c. Catalog and put.
GlantPatuyfree. A fj, AHDEflSOH, GslU RIPUS, Nfib.
WANTED Information regarding good Btoro
or business for salo In any good
small town or city. Not particular about location.
Give prico and brief description. Will positively
deal with owners only who will sell direct to buyer.
Addrcssr- NOItMAN JE. MACK, Drawer
055 W, 5 Buffelo, N. Y.
pot of gold at the end of ovory rain
bow." God's hand Is reached down to
save, but you'll have to reach up
to grasp it.
A man's financial standing is not
always known by the company his
Giving stolen money to charity
may salvo conscience but it will not
cleanse a soul.
Did your mother over make you
mfess up" by telling you that your
eyes wore turning green?"
There are people who think thev
are philanthropic when they give a
collar button to a shirtless man.
What this country needs Is as
much care in tho rearing of children
as Ib given to tho rearing of hogs.
Just as we get Bottled down to
looking to tho near future when we
can put tho furnace out of commis
sion, we see the shadow of the re
frigerator looming ud.
One of the most pleasant recollec
tions of our boyhood days Is the fact
that the cupboard door was never
It s a mighty mean man who gets
any satisfaction out of sending a
comic" valentine to a man he does
You needn't expect to use a harp
n heaven if you fail to make earth
ly music to gladden tho heart of
Lincoln story is a mighty good one,
but somehow or other we are get
ting a little tired of it.
Every time we see a woman kis-
??! anid ,caressine a' P"g dog we are
inclined to congratulate some baby
on its fortunate escape.
The average housewife never
A Cincinnati, Ohio, dispatch car
ried by the Associated Press says:
"Dr. C. C. Owens, health officer at
Covington, Ky., has prepared a rule
requiring every dairy man to clean
the teeth of his cows three times
daily. The rule is another move for
pure milk. Dr. Owens says that
French regulations compel all dairy
men to clean the teeth of their
Federal authorities announced late
in February that Joseph Pulitzer,
publisher of the New York World
and other indicted with him for libel'
would not be arrested until after
Mr. Taft's inauguration as president.
Democrats of the house will hold
a caucus on the morning of Tuesday
March 15. At this caucus they will
decide upon the course to be taken
in the extra session which begins
A Washington, D. C, dispatch
says: "The parcel post service to
foreign countries practically will be
uniform after March 1, with a post
age rate of 12 cents a- pound and a
weight limit of eleven nmmda Tn"
and Sweden, however, will not be
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