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About Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 12, 1907)
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IN EVERY TONGUE
TRANSLATIONS OF HOL 1IVRIT
No Labor or Peril Too Great for Those Engagel
in Sowing the Bible.
From China t ' Peru an Army of Trained Explorers Are
Needed to Reach the Readers of the , Nations--Many a
Romance Might Be Written onthe W,9rk of Circulating
the World's ' "Best Seller. ' "
lIEN all Is said It Is the
Dlblo that Is the world's
"best selling book"-and
that by n tremendous mar.
gin , It taltCs n tremen.
dously Fluccessful novel to
sell 40,000 or 60,000 copies
in n year , whereas this record
Is easily beaten by the mble in
n. slnglo day the world over ! Last
year 16,000,000 copies , translated In.
to n vast babel of nearl ' 600 tongues ,
were scattered broadcast ovel' the
The AmerIcan and 13rltlsh Dible so-
cletlos led the way with nearly DOOO-
000 between thorn. It Is hard to realize
the magnltudo of vast n work.
John Williams was 20 long years
among the snvages of Tahiti In the Pa.
cific before ho could Iroduce even the
N.ew Testament In the Islanders' own
tongue , And old Dlshop Scher schew ,
sley spent one.thlrd of his long lIfo do.
'Ing ' the Dible Into the "Easy Wen.Il , "
, n dialect of Chlncse , that opened up .
Christian truths to 70,000,000 of the
Then there was the romance of HI-
1'Um Dlngham , This man went out to ,
the Gilbert group In mid-Pacific , and
cast himself among South Sea cannl. I
bals as a Dlblo translat01' , with no
written language at all , and no ono to
teach him. Day by day , this ploneor
gathered words of common usuge from
the natives' lips and spent years com.
paring and verlf 'lng his written notes ,
Translating for C 1nnlbals.
At last ho was able to put the Lord's
Prayer and a simple Psalm Into the
Gilbert tongue. Later on came the Gospels -
pels , and so on. Dut the first edition
of such n Dible Is necessarll ' full of
errors. 1\101'0 than , $16,000 was recently -
ly spent In correcting the Llfu Dlblo
for the Loyalty islands , and it was
found necessary to maIm the enol"
mous number of 52,310 corrections ,
Dut , after all , perhaps the most stirring -
ring tales of all are those recording
the adventures of the vast army of
pioneers that dlotrlbute the Dlbles after -
er they are translated and shipped to
the local depots , In all the continents
of the world. Dible cargoes go crash.
ing on elephants through the jungles
of Africa and Slam ; or on queer lIttle
turo ranging from lIghtning to tem.
pestuous f:1eaB , The American Bible
society alone emplo 's foul' 01' l1vo hun.
dred white men In savage or remote
lands , lItct'all ' . from Chitta to Peru ,
'I'hese In tUl'll employ great numbers
of native collQrteurs who travel In.
lund upon waterwa 's , over mountains ,
and through forests , with their paelcs
on tholr bacles or with strnn o eara'
vans of laden men 01' beasts ,
Brave All DanDers.
The experIences of the Uevs. near
and 'I'mner In the Phllltlllines would
alone nll a volume of vl1rled adventure -
ture , Night and da ' on one tour they
traveled through almost Impassable
SWamlS In clumsy ox carts , nnd bare-
ly' escaped drowning mal'O than once
whllo descemllng swift rallids on a
rudely built raft.
In South AmerIca , from the Equator
to Cape Horn , the DIble carriers are
on the march , and the political revo.
lutlons , wars , storms , 1I0isonolls rell'
tiles , and a thollsand other obstaclcs
only Inereaso theil' enthusiasm , 'I'he
Blblo Is carried Into the eamel.halr
tents of the wandel'ing Dedouln Arabs
of S ; rla , and If these men are not able
: to read classical Arabic then they
1m vo Bibles In their own dialect for
which they pay-coined mone ' being
unlmown to them-in bittter , eggs ,
mill" horns , and brass ornaments ,
Steamship and train are but the
first step In transportation , Then
come little sailing vessels among the
coral Islands of the Pacific ; canoes
and houseboats for Inclo-Chlna and the
west coast of Africa ; bullocles and ox
carts In South AfrIca ; dogs and
sledges with fur-clothed drivers above
the arctic clrclo ; lIatlent asses ; long-
neeled supercilious camels ; smartly
steplllng llamas for rough mountain
passcs ; pack horses , hard.headed negro - '
gro porters , and a hundred other' '
methods of transport , according to the
The worl , of a colporteur is ono of
terrible rlsl , to life and 11mb. His DI-
ble.laden boat may be man-hauled
through the rapids and gorges of the
giant Yang.tse , only to come to grief
on the rocls ; whereupon he must unload -
load and Caml ) UIOn the desol tte
hanle , getting what shelter he may
W1-r"c : ' ' " " ' : -
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" llamas ever the great passes of the
, Andes between Bolivia I1nd Peru ; or
again on the heads or cannibal coolies
around the base of tha Mountains of
the Moon , near the source of old r'l1th.
cr Nile ; on camel-back across the
burning deserts of Nubia and Arabia
the Stony ; or In fiat-hottomed boats
b - man-huuled bambuo
towed - cables ,
through the stupendous gorges of the
'rho men who do this worle 111'0
. . : Y ' trained explorers who often fall b ' the
I way vlcthllH to wild beasts , disease ,
hostlll1 Hl\'VC'S ! , and tIll' fOl''CI ) or na'i
. , "
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from a. few tarpaulins , until help ar-
1'1'es from Il'hang or some other con.
slderablo town ,
Robbery Is Frequent.
In Asiatic Turlwy the patient lble
man with his pacle on his bacl , Is ort-
on attacl\Cd by 1\11l'(1I8h brIgands , or
robbed In overcrowded IdHItl ! ! , where
ho haR IICrhnps stll ' ( : d a night 01' two ,
dela 'ed b ) ' the torrlblo roads and IJrol-
en brldles. : In Slam and the Laos
states at this 1I10ment the nev. , John
Currington Is traveling on elephants
and through devious \\'aterwars \ h '
boat. circulating the Scrlltul'c's ( In 1'0-
, J' ' , '
motl nt\rlC'ts : : In "wats" or tt'mlll's ,
wht'ro the sliver bt'lIs tlnldo from on
hiGh ; In (111111nt dens RlIII gambling
houses. too , ntHI remolo vl\1aSt'B \ ,
whoso inhahHants lIve in plie-bllilt
house's , or In h'et's In case of nUncl ,
r hostllo tribes ,
'l'lIrnlng for a moment t the far-
stretchll1g I'hllllllllno g1"01I1I , wo finll
th ( ' Ul'llr. . Mi1\o \ ' almost hewing his
wn ' throllgh In1\assnblo \ h'oll-jal
gl'OWtl , hlu'nnglling nmazel1 crowds
In III1'nt ' 1'ogalog at nestns nnd cocl ,
lIghts , nnd selling them the SCI'llItures
In their own tonglle.
In the Illtorior of Cllba travels Senor
Torres , nn old nnd tried Blblo Ilorter
whose adventllres wOllld fill nnother
bool" Once , on coming baclc from Mo.
ron nfter hnvlng visited 68 towns , vII.
lagos , /Ind hamlets , Senol' ' 1'orres' sail.
boat was cnpslzed , nnd lashing him.
self to the mast fOl' four dars ho mill
his little crew oscl\1atod \ hetwecn lIfo
and death , Another agent , rellOl'tlng
rrom the Inlm'lor of Bolivia , where
there are no rends nt 1\11 nnd wheeled
con vo 'ances are Impossible. carried
his Bibles 1,000 miles on mulebacl"
whllo nnother covered 22,000 miles In
fourteen months , selling 8.673 booles
for $2:53. : :
Pa'lng fOl' Bible In Eggs.
Ono of the 1110St Interesting work.
ers Is l\h' , Archllmld li'Ol'dct. , who from
his headqunrters In Jerusalem , cnr.
rles 13Ihles to the Arab tribes east of
the , Jordan , and In the Arabian des.
ert. 'l'hey pay for the book in eggs ,
From Danglcol" In Slam , we heal' from
the Rev. , Jolm Carrington , who worls
the whole of this remote omplre. It
mllst have een awlnval'l when one of
his buffaloes , hltchod to a cart containing -
taining ' 1'estaments In Siamese and
Laos , sUddenly bolted and scattered
boxes and beds along the swampy
track for half a mile.
01' , again , we find Mr. Carrington
using tlgor sldns for the binding of
his 13Ibles , and holding weird auction
sales of his haoles Imder the tamarind
trees of Samoi Island , 300 miles down
the west coast of tlio Gulf of Slam ,
sars a writer In the -r\ow Yorlc 'rimes.
I can bllt brlelly touch on the adven.
tureo of William Laughton In his beaten
on the Yang.tse , which ho rented for
330 taels and then loaded lip with m-
bles , enl ' to run on some rocls and
become a. total wrecle , Indeed , wore
it not for the skill of the natlvo track.
ers and "towers" In handling the bam.
hoe IHlmps It Is 1I0sslhlo that Mr.
Laughton would have lost his Bibles ,
If 1I0t his life.
In many Instances the book Is
thought to possess magical attributes.
Among the'Mbundu peolllo , In Central
Afl'lca , an old man bought a Blhlo and
said : "Would It be safe for me to lccep
this boole In the house , ' or must I build
a. Illaco for It out-doors 1"
-r\0l' are dark tragedies unknown
among the Blblo lloneers ) , The nev.
II. .J. , Johnson once drOIlled down the
great Yang.tso In a houseboat laden
with Testaments. Ho was aCCOmlanl-
cd only by a trusted Chlneso colII01'-
tour. For nlnoteen years nothing moro
was hear of either. 'l'hen < tlO tragic
story came to light. , Johnson and his
man had lanrled at an Inland town to
sell tholr Bibles , But the nrst night
a ( ] ro brolw out mHI burned down
man ' houses with much loss of life ,
Next .dllY natlvo mlschlcf-malccrs attributed -
tributed the dlsastcr to the 0\11 In-
Ihwnco of the "Foreign Do\'II ! " And
before the while man and his asslHt.
lIut could get hacl. to their houseboat
they , were tet UIIOII h ' a moh anrl mill' .
dered with e\'ery circumstance of cru-
'l'urnlng to bleak Siberia , wo t1nd
un unobtrnslvo hero and his wlfo sailIng -
Ing on IIn opell raft wllh half IL ton of
Scrll1tll1'es down the great 1.ona rlvor.
"Great vlgllanco was necessar ' , " ho
ila 's , "r01' mllny mlll'dors had been
committed br the wild trIhes. 1 woulrl
fleoll from 11 II , m. to 2 a. m. , whllo
m ' wlfo watched , 'l'hen as 600n as It
was 11'1\\11 she la ' down and slCIl1. "
LasUy WI ) hn1 nd\'t'iol.nu Ii' , A.
I.arson , n Blbl" sllb.agent In the Mon :
[ : olla1dt'serts. . 110 tl'l'ls t'aslwurll b '
cuml.'l ' curu\'an frol1lashgar , tnldng
with him nil nect'sslllrovllJlons , he.
sillos cooldng IItl'nslll1 aUlI harrt'ls for
carr 'lng wllte1' over the nrld stelll l ! .
Wolves Ate packhorse.
On 0110 oc'aslon a natlvo assistant
of Lnrson's wus set ullOn br robbers ,
who he'at him nnd toole U\\'uy his horse
a 1111 slHltllo as well us his Imcle oC
booles. La\'son boughl nnothOl' unlmnl
In Urga ror 28 tuels-nbollt $ ID , "But
this ono the wolves ate where ho was
tetherell ontllllio : our enmol.hah' tent , "
Hero , then , Is 101'ld labot. of 1m.
tlent scholarshlll ; of heroism far from
the limelight ; of bnslness aCUl1\on ntHI
organization , that mu ' well nwalwn
the Interest of the most blaso. And
vast SUI1\S uro sIlent u\1on \ the worle.
'rho last rovlslon of the l\taln asl BI.
hlo fOI' the lhHlagnscanntlves cost
$16,000 ; aiHI the Chlneso Blblo from
nrst to Inst has Iu'obabh' cost $260,000 ,
'l'alllIg the British and Ii'orolgn BI.
blo soclot ' of London , with the Amer.
Icnn Blblo soclet ' and similar bellies
throughout NIII'ole , It Is safe to say
that not less than $7,000,000 a ; yenr Is
slHmt utlon the worle , and well over
$120,000,000 durIng the last centllr ' .
'I'ho Imront noclet . In London l1\aln.
talns nearlr 1,600 rOlu'esentatlvo lIn-
gulots , missionaries nnd natlvo nsslst.
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v oo.P . .r.TN' 7'.H 'pA/y-lJ . . . ; r 7IJrUVtr- ' " w.Tiz.iio - - -
/ ARJ r .Az' : .LMY .A.H ; . .rH rH .PHfUPPhVt- . I
ants , organized lute committees the
world over , Their worl , Is sUllorvlsed
and financed fl'om headquarters ,
where editorial sub.commlttees com.
Ilosed of eminent philological eXllorts
meet every month. In one 'ear such
It comml tteo will have matters before
It In 200 different languageR ! In fact
the diversltr of the wOI'ld's speech Is
a staggering thing when ono goes l to
It. Last year the ScrIptures were sold
In 20 different tongues In the Austrian
loJmplre , and GO In Russia !
Our hundreds of thousnnds of Iloly.
glot Immigrants are met on the very
threshold of the Land of Liberty ami
a Bible Is put Into tholr hands In tholr
own tongue , whether It be Greole or
Magyar , Polish or , Japanese , Gaelic or
Croat , Arabic or Chinese. 'rhere are
scores of languages Into which the BI-
hlo has been done that yon never
heard of. Asldo from the translatlol1s
.Into Cherolcco and Choctaw , one ruus
ono's e 'o In bewilderment down the
list , talclng In such dlalecto as nuk
and PonaTlo , Dllwlo John , Samoglt , Vis.
ayam , 1.10cano , Blcol , Pangaslnan , Ta.
galog , Arrawack and Sheetswa !
Forced to Change Phrases.
In It great number of caseB an en.
tlro lIterature has to bo formed and
a language reduced to writIng before
anything can ho done at nIl. And
there are difficulties which you or I
wOllld novel' BUSIJOct , 'l'hull when
translating the New Testament Into
IoJsltlmo the Ilhrase "Lamb of God"
had to 1.10 rendered "I.Ittle Dog , " oth.
erwlso It would ha vo been entirely
meaningless to the little fnr-clad men
who have nevel' seen It sheep !
AllIl of conrso there Is no thought
of III'ofit. Our Blhle socloty solIs 1l well.
l1Iado Gosllel In his own tongue to a
Congo cannllllll fur the eqllivalent. oC ,
2 cents ; a Now Testament for Ii , and a
cOI1lIleto ) Ulblo for 15 cents. All kinds :
of "monoy" are tal\Cn In exchange ,
l'IIuglnr ; from Ivory tuslea to IL baslwt
of hread-fl"llt , u few leopard skIm : , or
ev'n It baby cllmel.
Long berore 'I'lhet wus opened by
tlJP Brithh , the New Testament wus I
he'lng Ilrlntod In Tlhetan at Ghoom , ,
high UII In' ' the Himalayas , anll carried
Imcl , and forth to Lhassa by Hindu
au II Buddhist traders. Onh' Abyssinia
Hnd NOllnl uro now closed to the Blblo
army ; but It Is tholl ht that the old
loJl1IlJel'OI' : 'II en elile ut least will Boon
capltulute , At 1111 events , ho recently
sent n magnlflcent Jlall' ot olophant's
tuslal to the nritlsh Blblo houllo In
Luudon , wIth u flowel'Y letter In Am.
harlc from " 'rhe Conquorlng Lion of
, J1)rluh , l\Iene1ll , the Sccl1d ) , loJmlCrOr
c'f Ethiopia by the Will of God. "
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HELPING THE TOWN
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HINTS AS TO MAI < ING THE HOME
HANDLING OF FARM PRODUCE
How Merchants and Farmerll Cnn Co.
Operata to Their Mutual Advan.
taDe In it Du lnells Way.
Man ' n l'lclllturn.l town cOllld be
TnIIl1 ' hnpro\'ec1 b ' nrrorcllnr. farmer"
belter marleets for the I)1'OllllcO that
thc ' have to c1lsIIOH ! ! ot. In the 1'1\ '
dlus ot oyery country ylll11l : . there
Is 8utIlciont buttur nnd iKII and olhor
I'roductil to bo Ularkutad , thQ hand.
ling oC which wOllld maleo n prolttnblo
'rho custom thot has Ilro\'ulled for
mnn ) ' 'oars oC storokoeperil ludlscrlm.
inntely hulI.lUul : : vroduco docs not up.
llcar to bo to thu best IntGI'ests of
towns or It lnll ' bg IIllld , to th\l U1gr.
chants or thg fll1'lUOrll , In thQ I1rlt
plllcQ thg nVOr11 [ O otorol.I ; ! pr ! hUll
110 fncllltieB tor the 1)1'01181' Imndllur :
ot lwrlBhnble Ilroducts. 11" , mn ' not
rec lvo Bu 1clent to enuble him to dh ; .
p08 oC the Ilrollllct to the Ireatcst
ndvnlltal o , 'l'hcroforo InBtcact of muk.
In nny llrol1t upon " , 'hnt hit l1olndles ,
mnny tlmoB ho 18 the loser und looks
for hlB comllCnantion In the trndo t1l1\t
ma ' ho jlven him b ' the fnrmerB who
brln In the tU'ol1l1co ,
It Is ImlJOrtaut to n town whether
It Is rOllutcd to bo a good producQ
marlcct or otherwh.1ll. Where the
fnrmor can recl"o ! a cent or two
morll for his butter and elID be 111
lIle ! ) ' to tlll'l1 his attention. In ( ; 01110
town ! ! therll 1011'0 r"rular bu 'crB oC
prolhlc , but of ton these ml.'tllOdg are
Buch R to be unnll.tlsfactory Ilnd re.
lIull In 1015" at trade to ttlt ! lllace ,
Morchnntll tenernlly cxcbll.n ( l ! 10011" ;
tor wbatcver prodllcQ mnr be brollht ;
(0 tlll m , In nJ1U1 ' placel1 they will
not pa ' cnsh , und It bas been known
where casb bl1l1 bc n paid thnt It 1m.
medlatel ; ) ' fouud Itl w y to gOWQ otber
town where loodl1 wus IJ\1rch llld ,
Each town that lias uny con01der.
aLlc TJUtronOie from the fnrwlnl ; com.
numlt ; ) ' Burroundlni : it , Ihonld hllVg
n lo1111all cold ttornlu : Illnnt. OUtl I'lim
that IJB \ lIeon tound Jlrll.ctlcabl In
many townn III tue oranlzntlon of a
Ilroduco COmlH1l1Y' 111 which merclulllts
of the town 11.15 well nil tb. farnlcrs
nro stockholders. 'I'hose cOllcerns PI'O.
ville every facility for the > > proper
packlnr : ami lito rate of eC,1I and but.
tel' nnd othcr IIerl1511nbl8 Ilrollucc , nnd
sometimes Include a lIutt\1r rOllout.
In Illnnt. Whorg luch COWlanln nre
ollorntcd the 1110I'cl11I1t. : rlltullO to
handle Ilrodllce , referring nIl who have
snch to sell to the produce company.
The compan ' IIllY the hlihost m I' .
ket prlcu tor what It bu 's , Instead
of IJI'IIl ( ; cash , duo bl1l arc Isoued
which nre accellted the SUU1e as cush
at all the storcs In town , Jach ! : wee-k
the merchants who receive these due
bills In exchange f r goods Il11vo thol11
cashed , nt the ol1lco of the llroduce
Dy pa 'lng from a cent to two cents
11 dozen maI'O for eggs or per pound
tOl' butter these Ilroduce con1lanle8
bavo been wonderful factors In brlllg--
Ing trade to the place. Not nlone do
they benefit the t wn by brlnglnr ; ad.
dltlonnl patronage to the merchants ,
but the business call be high ! ) ' \lrollt. \
nblo If managed rightly , It requlrc ! !
but little capital to 0110 rate such 1111
establishment. It Is well when organ
Izntlon Is talwn up to limit the
amount of stacie that each shareholder
receives to ono or two shares of u
par value of liO or $100 , An effort
nhould bo made to have as many Iller.
chonts as possible shareholdet's. Also
to secma as man ; ) ' shal'el\Olders \ amonc
the farmers as an be had. It should
be understood that Instead , or lJaylnc
cash , farmct's pay for their shnreE
of stock In II\'o,1uco at prevailing mar.
kot prices , With 1111 the merch.:1Ilts :
In the town Intet'ested In the 8UC ,
cess of the comllany. and the farmers
throughout the country I1lso Hhare ,
1101ders and IlaI'tlcllJants In profits that
may be marIe , It will bo soon found
that the produce compan ) ' will he
handling nIl the produce business that
originates In the community.
In many localities where this plan
bas been IHlt in operation the tarmers
I1l1vo discovered that they could re ,
celve better prices for their butter
and cream nnd eggs than under Ihe
old B 'stom , BeIlIJ ; associated In a
way with the business Interests of the
place they become more Interested In
nIl affairs or the town aud are more
Inclined to work In harmony with the
merchants towards anything that hits
the Imllrovement of the homo town
In view , One of the desirable things
about this plan Is Its tendency to
lessen the prr.ctlce of residents of
rural communities trading with mall
order houses and department stores
In the largo cities. Another admh' ,
nblo feature ts the uddlng of an
additional lahor-savlng Industry to
the town nnd the Icceplng of the earn.
Ings of th13 Ileoplo In circulation In
the community. ,
Rlllable Sign of De 1th.
A Frenchman has received lL prize
fa I' discovering a rellahlo sign or
death. 'rho test consists ot the subcutaneous -
cutaneous , injection or n solution of
flourescelne , which , If the bJood Is
stili clrculntlng , In the course ot a
rew ho rs causes the skin to turn yel.
. ( larsQn , somebody darcII'us to el
mL.l'rled. and wo never take n dure ,
II 'o wo are , " .
"Well , my ; ) 'oung trlenlls , I dare
YCIU to SO home and endeavor to cultl-
\'atc somt common 6elle\ "
WHERIZ THE MERCHANT FAilS ,
An low" , Fnrmcr Tello Him He Should
Advertise , and How ,
An lawn formlr contrlhuteD to tllo
Dcs Molnl's Cnpltol the followln ; ; very
pertinent 8ucrostlon : 1111 to why the
mall ardor houses lIucc60(1 In 1oltlng ;
the buslne1ls of the rural communities
nwu ' from local merchant ; : "
"If the u1ull order boul : I ; I : l $1,000
out of this cnunt ) ' oacu month that boo
IODKO to the 110mo ulerchll.nts Ule fl\\llt
Is with the merchl\ntll themlleh I , The
mall orderl house ! ! Adertl1 ! ud 11'0
us priccil 011 everythlntt they orrer tor
Foale. "hey tc : , nil whl\l they have
nnd whnt the'Y 1\'l\nl tor Il. Of course
we get 150aked once In awhllo nnd if
We do W6 cnn tl'y lIom other hoUtte.
MOilt of the home merchants who ad.
vertlso at All dou't quat" Ilrlc l. ThoT
neclect to tell UII w.lal ! WQ waul to
Imow-tllQ price. or coursg w" can go
to the 8tore aud t.llllc th. vricli of thlll
nrtlclo , and thllt , but you kuow bO\T
It Is-one doesn't lenow 1:0Yoll oxt.lcl.
I ) ' whut ho Wt.lutil to buy whou ho IO lI
Iu Ii Gtoro 1.111 whQn luIII at bomll , .AmI
tbere III. whera thg wall .rtlur ho lC > a
l11ukIa their hit. Tboy Icn4 UI lholr
d\l'tl61111 : matter Into 1.Io1 . iell and "lit
rel1d It when WI. ! lJO"tm't asytbltll elllQ
to do nIHI over ' member ot HICI tamily
who rends theIr sturt IIImnlly stnds
lIomethlng that ho or 150111C olher memo
bor of the tnmlly wantl5 nnll manyor.
deI's are made UII nml fwnt ont Just nt
Buch tlmeB , .
"m ht hero Is where the home mer.
chnnt fllllll down. If be talked up Ills
lIuolne98 to UB In our llOmcB the I1I1111Q
as UlO mnl1 O1'dor hOlllJen 110 tbCl lIooplfJ
wOllld be In to Bee him the Rut lIm8
they can10 to town and Iu 111n11Y CUIIOII
extm trl118 wOllld 110 111ad to IIgt tue
thln s nt onCe tuat we hln't kuow
wo wanted until they werg brouIOht
to 0111' attention ,
"ThI' ' ! homo mcrclumt eRn flItTe the
C1penrc : ; oC rcttlnl : up n. cntnlou. , W.
Ileoillo rN1.c1 thf1 home pnperl' ! ' mar.
carerully thl1u we 110 thtJ cntnlo . ,
and If the mcrchnnt 1\'nnts tft tl\lk
lJllnlncf1I ; with us let him vut 1\lrI talk
III the hOUlQ lJallorR , ami lIut It In I.
tlJut we know he mCl/.n bUllnelll , T. .
h01l10 mercllllJ1t lIkdylIlu Umlll nt
of ton , l elll : ! .llo oodi IU& cheap' . . t1&o
'mull ordl.'r h01l80W , nut ! I beliu. e.
many tl1lullI thuy nru wuch ca.allu.
but how ure we to now IC 11. doen't
tell 1111 allout It ,
"A merlllU1t must not think that
eve. hl bCllt Cltlltomerll know .Is
"oodl ! 110 WfJl1 thnt they caN tell w1lat
h hftll 1\'lthout bclnfl : I5hown.
"It Is none oC my huslnes'l : ' hflw tbe
hom. . ll1crchl.l\t runfl his bl11lne : ' s , but
I don't lI1e to l5ee thelle 1'0l\stll I. U , .
IJaTlcrfl 1111 thfl tlm. aboul UII tflllo" .
1\'ho tet a lIttl. IItul IIhlpped In ORe.
In Qwbll. and .enr anythlnr .aId . .
thc other Iide. 'l'ker. an al"AYI t"ft
side , ; ot a Ql1eotlon , and I ban Ihea
'ou mine. H It In worth Any thin : ; to
you you can tnkQ It , "
BANI < ERS GETTING WISE.
They See Danger In th. Mall.Order
System of Business.
1t Is only lately that Imnlcors oC the
west have C01l10 to renlir.ntlon that
the mall.orIICl' s 'fjtem of bUrllnesl has
heen a BerlouH Injury to tlulln , kllllnit
off the buslne5B or tholr towns , taldnl :
out of circulation mono ) ' that IIhould
help swell the local bank doposlts and
othorwlse Interfcl'ing with town Vfo ,
The t1'ouhle has been with many
banlwrs thut they failed to conllider
the buYlng.goods.a wfi.from.home ; evil
as IIn 'thlug of particular can corn to
them. When Farmer Smith would
buy a draft for $50 01' $100 to send
to Chicago , the bnnlccl' got his ton
cenls exchange nnd the ght ho was
that much ahead , whllo the facts 1'1'
malncd Ihat If ho could keep the
money from helnE- ; sent trom homg
that $ liO of the farmer tor the banker .
mhht maleo n dollnr or two of Jlrofil.
It was only when the catalogue
houses started In to solicit fleposlts flC
the people of country townB and farm.
1t1E- ; communities that the bankers
took a lumhle.
Then lignin some hankers have such
IIn ex ailed Idea of their position In
the town that the goods to be had
from the local merchants are not rooll
enough for themselves nnd ( amlllco , '
IInd set n ha.d example before tl1g peo-
1)le by sending away themselves for
what they deslro In the way of I'Itupler. '
and luxurls. Bankers are consorva.
tlvo ; and are not forward In maleln , ;
suggestlono to their patrons as to
what they should do with theIr money ,
but In this matter It nppears sufficient.
Iy Important to justify the exerclso or
what Influence the banker clln com.
mand In behalf of home patronnge , It
Is the business of the town IInd sur.
rounding country that affords II. profit
to the bailie The greater this volume
or business can be made the belter
for the hallker and ever ) ' Intere'st of
the town , and Ihe farmel's and other
laborers as well ,
D. M , CARR ,
What , Indeed ?
A duchess requiring II lady's maid
had nn Intervlow with one , to 'whom.
after having examined her appearance.
he said : "Of course , ) 'ou Will be able
to Ilrl'ss my hall' for me ? " "Oh , yes. "
rcpllell the gll'l , "It never tnlccs mo
more than halC an hour to dress a
larJ "s } : alr , " "Half an hour , my
child ! " exclalmod the duchess , In' ac.
cents of terror , "and whnt on eartlJ ,
then , should I be able to do with my.
self all the remainder oC the morn.
Ing ? "
The Reason ,
"In thla sottlement. " sl\ld \ lho mil ,
vllle farmer , "wo cnll all the IItcrnrv
fellers we kin ketch 'lea(1In" nuthors.
, he'cause ns a rule they're 110werrll1
handy at ICRdln' mules \"later.M. .
I\Qt" ! CoualltutlOIl
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