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. IML'LATED DEAF MUTES
ircntsrei of t Baiket Ball Team
IhlfYLL OF THE SPORTEJG LIFE
Hi ilc Profitable Trips Tbraitk
oaotry with wlet mm
ever Clot (mtkl
NEW YORK. Pec. . There used to be
a hafket ball team which played all over
the country and which might have been
ailed the Quiet Wuinl. slthough as a mat
ter of fart the name was a little different.
Thin team was made up of deaf nmtea,
supposedly, from an Institution for those
pit affected. At th beginning of their ac
tivities the QuIit Quint did really and
truly consist entirely of deaf mutes. They
weve coached by una of the best men who
ever played tha game.
These deaf mute players naturally pave
signal with their hands, liy dint of nich
ing together and studying and playing the
game hard tha Quiet Quint, who were
physically pretty husky, eventually got to
gether a team that was hard to beat. It
was a team that was very much tn demand
among the regiments and clubs not so very
long ago when basket ball was beirut played
In every sort of lilt lis bus that might be
railed a hall and would give the home team
an undeniable advantage.
So the Quiet Quint began to travel
around, ml what with being novel and
moreover a first rate team, they began to
make a lot of money. This condition was
all right as long as the team was legiti
mately one from . the, institution repre
How the Chaage Came.
But after two or three seasons some of
tha player had to drop out because of
buslneaa or for other reasons and then it
becam a question of filling their place
with other players who could keep up the
reputation of the team for ability so that it
would continue to get tha good guarantees
and gate receipts. For basket ball, as any
one can tell you, Is the most strictly pro
fessional amateur game there la.
Here, of course, was the Quiet Quint
team under pressing necessity of getting
some good players. To tha man who is an
amateur in spirit It might seem likely that
its coach simply went to work and de
veloped some mora men out of tha insti
tution. But he didn't. He went out and
got two or three of the crack amateur
nearly) player of the day.
At this point the objection naturally Is
made. How did these men disguise their
presence on the team? Weren't thty known
under their true names to many other
players, and how could they cover tholr
abllity to hear and to speaJt? The answer
how bow great la the Influence of sport
To be sure there were player a-plenty
who faced these men who knew their true
names, but because most of these players
had little private eccentricities which
oor-adionally took them Into other field ,
under assumed name too they didn't
start anything about their aemt-pros.,
or rather semi-amateur, that might have
been in the nature of a boomerang. Ttny
Jut let. It go at that, knowing that they
In turn would be safe.
But the other thing, the di?gulslnj of
the fact that these players could speak
and h' ar. was the wonderful part.
"I played against Jim for three year
on a club team." said a man who after
ward played on the same college team
as .Tim. "without knowing that he could
iltlier spesk or har. Tou know, he isn't
much given to talking anyway."
Trained 1st Vat Twlklwa?.
These young men there were generally
at least two on the Quiet Quint team who
didn't belong there except one season,
the lat of all went to work to learn the
daf mute language and learned also to
keep a Mrong hold on themselves.
They played against some pretty tough
plains and made loiig tour with the real
def mutes, but always were careful not
to show that they spoke or heard that Is
when any one u around who might bear
tale and so spoil their chances for further
profitable engagement In the good town
they visited, because these long trip
with a team that was a profitable attrac
tion meant money, and often lot of It. to
these amateur professional.
In three or four separate seasons about
five different men learned the deaf mute
alphabet and went out with the Quiet
Quint. Id each case these player after
ward played on college team and occa
sionally invaded the district where they
had been before the district where thy
Occasionally these play era would be oppo
site a man who on the previous occasion
when it was ciub team against club team
had made use of the belief that his oppo
nent couldn't hrar to ue outrageous lan
guage about him.
In many trips did any player get himself
Into trouble, and then It was only mo
mentarily. HI opponent, vexed at the
cleverness Ms roan displayed, called him a
rame. In a twinkling this player, always
hot tempered, forgot his supposed infirmity
and sent the man sprawling with a blow.
The player struck got up from the floor
yelling: "Thl guy- a fake! He can hear!"
The manager of the Quiet Quint had to Jump
In and smooth things over by announcing
that this player could hear slightly, and be
tn the only man of the squad who could.
At any event, as It was the fault of the
player of t"i opposing lde In using bad
language Uiat started all the trouble, the
home club was willing to let it go at that
and not make too much of a point about
this player hearing what his opponent had
Throughout the course of their engage
ments with this supposed deaf mute team
not once did one of the hired players be
tray that he could speak, however. With
them it was a- case of money doing the
talking, for not one of the players failed
to do well on the trips. It was a case of a
luxurious time In traveling on the tripe,
good food, the best hotel and a good bit
for the amateur player after It wa all
over. And subsequently these players, or
most of them, distinguished themselves on
leading amateur club teams and In the
The Quiet Quint isn't doing any business
nowadays. The rage for basket ball has
died down and the coach I In another line
Along Auto Row
Viw earag for Aato low
Sealer TLstt the Oowatry aad
aYepert Frospecta a Bright.
Fifty Years of
Why the Schiaoller'& Mueller Piano
Company is Celebrating Its
Fifty years continuity in business Is
what tha Schmolier Mueller Piano Co.,
is now celebrating.
In the year liw. the late Mr. Joseph
Mueller engaged In the piano business at
Council Bluffs, Iowa, which at that
time wa larger than Omaha. Mr.
Mueller brought with him a thor
ough, practical knowledge of the
construction of pianos. Being a mu
sician, hi business soon sprang into promi
nence and became the prime factor in the
piano business of the west.
Mr. Mueller was a sturdy personage,
whose ambition was to found a piano
house that would stand as a monument
to his effort and successfully survive him.
To aid in this project his eldest son,
Arthur, was placed in eastern piano fac
tories for several years, where he learnod
the piano makers' trade.
In due time a branch was established at
Omaha and shortly afterward there became
Identified with the business Mr. William
H. Schmolier, a practical piano builder and
also an accomplished rhushJa.' Vith. in
creased capital and renewed energy the
businesa grew- rapidly. On the demise of
the elder Mr. Mueller, the former "Mueller
llano Co." was absorbed by what Is now
the Schmolier Mueller Plana Co.,
whose success Is accentuated by Its oc
cupancy of the fine building at fUl-Uli
Karnam .street, Omaha, and by the con
tinued increasing volume of it business.
With the Incorporation of the Schmolier
tt Mueller 1'iano Co., still more capital
was available and better facilities furnished
with which to meet the growing demands.
About thl time the piano factory of the
C. Sommer Piano Co., which had been
building pianos in Omaha for several years,
was purchased, together with It patents,
patterns, tonis and machinery, thus placing
the Schmolier Mueller Piano Co. in
position to manufacture planoa and at
the same time providing it with a fully
equipped piano repair shop, capable of
doing the very finest work.
The success of a business house is not
due to accident, but to earnest, honest and
conscientious effort backed up by a prac
tical knowledge of the business. It can
be said that the Schmolier & Mueller Piano
Co., since its inception up to the presen.1
time, l as been owned, controlled and man
aged by mm who had had practical ex
perience and who had learned their trade
from the ground up. Furthermore,
these men were educated musicians.
Being practical workmen they could
judge the merits ai.d demerits ot
pianos, and being musicians they could
dUcern the daltcate gradation of tone
which has enabled them since the establish
ment ot the house, fifty years ago, to
gether under Its roof such pianos a are
representative of the highest type in the
art of piano construction.
Ability to judge ability to buy pioperly
ability to meet the demands of the public
are the factor which bring sucvees to a
business concern. The ability to Judge
means the best goods, the ability to buy
properly mean getting the lowest market
prices; thef faculties "mean an increase
of sales. It H these points wherein ran be
found the lesson why the Schmolier A
Mueller Piano company has reached Its
In these case there wa revenee. S.,m
tine an aghai-t follower of the game wbo!pr"nt h'sh :nl1'1- When it is furthe;
perhaps the winter before saw om of the ' considered that this concern has extensive
college players as deaf mutes would be!blencl" l Council Bluffs. Sioux City,
tie ted to a line of language tha' he knew Atlantic, la.. and at South Omaha
didu't roine out of text books from the lips ! and Uncolu. N b., and ninety-seven dis
tributing agencies throughout the slates of
Nebraska. South Iwkota, Wyoming and
luwa. it will be readily tern that the con
pany has enjoyed an tnortnous growth.
The company expends its entire energies
of (he supposed deaf mute.
Harel Keep 111.
The thing those hearing and speaking 1
deaf mutes endured were nearly beyond
belief. They had to tire I end thev didn't
''ear a thing when some opponent cal'ed anj talents on pianos and their adjuncts.
such as piano player, linger pianos and
organs no other line.
With ample capital behind It. It is rap
able of entering the market on a cash
basis, buying the best instruments at a
minimum of price, which in turn enable
It to give tts patrons the advantage ot
every possible discount, and last, but not
leajt, of glv.ng such eaxy terms as will
enable every home to have an Instrument
without any appreciable Inconveniences.
The success of the Schmoiler & Mueller
Piano company is d'te tu Its xrsisient
endeavors 10 please and its intelligent
catering to the public's desires, and the
courtesy a tid leniency extended the puMic.
Emest Pweet of the Sweet-Edwards Au
tomobile company spent several day last
week In the western section of the state
He wa on business connected with his
sgency. "I think the prospect ar bright,"
he said. "The people are going to have
automobiles. They have th money." He
went on to say that the country seemed
to be tn a flourishing condition. The peo
ple had provided for themselves In about
every way possible. Before another year
passe the country will be the home of
new cars and good cars.
The Jackson Automobile company of
Jackson. Mich., gave a reception Wednes
dsy evening which was ttnded by over
I.flUl of It employes and their friend. The
occasion of the hilarity waa the comple
tion of four big new factory building
which the company ha been erecting. The
largest building, a three-story structure,
ICTxWJ, will be used ' entirely In the con
struction of automobile bodies; another,
liuxti. with three stories and a basement,
will give added space to the painting and
finishing department; the third, two storte
and a basement. ZOtaCo. will be a much
needed addition to the motor works. The
Jackson company wilt make all Ha own
motor thl year. The fourth building, a
one-story affair, lOOxStt, will be used a
testing room for automobile chassis. The
new buildings will give the factory an In
creased floor space of t!0.nog square feet.
In addition to the large factory already In
Quy Smith will famish the city the next
police patrol and he la receiving the con
gratulations of his friend on all side.
Smith la one of the cleanest, cleverest au
tomobile men In the country. He ha met
a large measure of success tn Omaha and
he Is destined to be one of the largest
automobile dealer In this section of the
west. When he undertook to put In a cer
a police patrol, he gave Instructions to
his salesmen to talk the Franklin, a If
there was no other car in th world. He
charged them to avoid even the mere men
tion of his competitors.
Mr. T. M. Bronwell. one of the men
who was prominent In the first efforts to
make commercially practical the sale of
motor cars In Nebraska and w ho has since
been extremely successful tn furthering
the sale of a number of leading make of
automobile In Omaha and Minneapolis,
baa signed a contract with Guy L. Smith,
wherein he will be identified with the sale
of Franklin and Peerless automobile from
now on. Mr. Bronwell' record of dean
and successful . promotion of motor car
sales ha given him a wide acquaintance
in the territories In which he has operated
and hi friends will be( pleased to hear of
his connection with the rapidly growing
establishment of Mr. Smith.
The Hudson Motor Car company ef De
troit ha received from Mr. 8. D. Ladlger,
city attorney of Kingman. Kan., a letter
and photograph showing the Hudson "29"
being put to unusual use for a car of Its
horsepower and prior. The local fire chief
ot Kingman. Mr. S. F. Mead, own a. Hud
son and uses It to cover all fires In
the city and vicinity. He has It equipped
to carry eight firemen besides hauling the
large hose cart, and It is no unusual thing
to see the equipment making a speed of
twenty-five miles an hour over the city
Ftreeta In response to an alarm. While
there are a great many automobile con
cerns which are building fire fighting ap
paratus, the Hudson Is probably the low
est priced car which Is performing such
As an evidence of the prosperity of the
country no better Indication can be cited
than the steady and ever Increasing sales
of automobiles. In Omaha, as In all other
sections, the demand each year grows
greater for the possession of automobiles,
which are regarded as one of the most
necessary factors for either business or
pleasure In modern life. During, the last
week the Ford Motor company of Detroit
has established a branch In Omaha, with
Charles T. Gould as manager. Mr. Gould
was promoted to the position from that of
assistant manager of the Chicago branch.
It la the Intention of the Ford Motor com
pany to begin the construction of their
own building for salesroom and office as I
soon as negotiations for a site are con
summated. Temporary accommodations
have been taken at ml Farnam street,
where a full line cf model "Ts" are shown
comprising the touring car, tourabout,
roadster, coupe and town car.
W. L. Huppman Automobile company
has one of the largest stocks of new cars
in this section of west. Ha believes that
it becomes -dealers to put In their auto
mobile stocks now. "For." said he. 'in
the spring things are going to be in a rush
and somebody is bound to be left. I look
for the largest automobile trade that the
country has ever known."
Wallace Auto company has received the
big seventy-horse power steamer. The car !
. a superb piece of machinery and at- j
tracts a great deal of attention.
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T. 6. R3RTHWALL CO.
114 Jsbii St.
RSI as in
FBEELAMD 8X33. & ASHLEY. 118. Fini St.
Pioneer Implement Co.
Council Bluffs. Iiwa.
2024 Firaia SL
II. E.Frodrickson Automobile Co.
t044-4-4S FARNAM STREET
leright Automobile Co. -g
Honry H. Van Brunt
Council Bluffs, Iowa.
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Atlantic asJ Couacil Bluffs, Iowa
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OMAHA AUT0M01LE CO., 216 S. 19.
In its class without a peer.
C. F. LOUK, State Agent,
, 1808 Farnam St.
APPERSON SALES AGENCY
1102-4 Farnam St
H. C. WILCOX.
Standard Automobile Go.
OMAHA, NIB. CHAS. MKRZ
Garage and Repairs
Standard Sis AV Nttlinl'
750 FuH equipped 4 Cyl. 40 H. P.
HUFFMAN & CO.. 2025 Farata St.
2024 Firnia SI
YELIE AUTQKQEILE CI, 1202 Farnam St.
John Deera Plow Co.,. DIstrlbutirs.
TV 7r3 n n na
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Kemper, Hemphill & BucKingham
irim names that didn't sound pretty, and
th-y had to clamp down their tongues from
making a comeUck. Also It was mighty
bard tor a man h ts accustomed to yell
ing. "Over here. Krana," nun he wanted
the ball merely tu stand and wave his hands
or else to signal wildly to hia tem male
whn he la ready to tak. a pass.
That. too. wlun one nlht a man might
e playing with his deaf mute tnbe and
the nut night with some other club where
free to talk as much as he pleased
or rather as the off. dais would lrt him.
It get so eventually with this Lam thki
one ason It started out with never a mute
n It. Thia was the highest test ef all. be
cause these felloae all learned the language
uf the finger and used It on all public
ccawens. They had te do the real finger
wora. too. because there always were folks
who came to see the games, deaf mutes
themselves, who would have detected any
fraud and would have made it known that
ttese Uds were faking.
8o they had to pretend from the moment
they got Into some small town that they
wtre deaf mutes until later on when they
were on the train leaving; with the mousy.
Ostensibly their manager, who was also
th tiaiuer spoken of. waa the only one
who could speak. Occasionally be, too, gut
late the game and became deaf and dumb.
Owe early Css St,
So complete was the control thee eol
lela aerelopcw that on one occasion only
PRATTLE OP THE YOUSGSTEES.
"I told my ma I waa In nouns and a
says I may learn the proper noun, but
she dun t want ree to have anything to
do with the cornmoa one."
It waa little Eva' first day at school,
and upon ber retura borne she was asked
bow shs liked ber teacher.
"Oh. I Ilk her. all right," replied Eva,
"but I don't think she know so very
much. She don't do aaytblng but ask
President Avery of the Omaha Aulo
company made a trip throughout the south
ern section of Nebraaak last week. "Every
thing Is prosperous,-' be said, "and It Is
no trouble to sell Auburn to th best
iUcIntyre Automobile company ha ac
quired property on Farnam street and es
i pect to erect a garage during the coming
I few month. This company handles the
j Oakland. The temporary office of Presi
dent Uclntyre is at the Her Orand hotel.
Tie Parry car was received last week
by Kweet-Edwards Auto company. It Is
attracting a great deal of attention. Otto
Nestman pronounce it one of the beet
medium-priced cars that he ever saw.
II. E. Wilcox of th Etandard Auto
company is spending this week In Bi. Louis
and Indianapolis. He will visit the Etan
dard Sis factory In St. Louis and the
factory of the National la Indiana. "I am
going to bring back a big bunch of a!!
of th car that w handle," be said.
"Ever sine Th F. B. Ptearn company
mad public th announcement that the
'season' method of referring to Stearns
car bad been swept am ay, congratulations
hav poured In th factory," said Wil
liam Wallace, agent for th Btaaras.
The time win come.' be said, "wbea
there will be no 1909. 110. 1SU or lStf-j
model. They will be the best cars that '
the manufacturers ran produce for the
money at the time they are sold, and the
public will not be discommoded through
having r wait for the alleged new models,
as the majority of the models are the
same old models, at least so for the past
two or three years. It has come to al
most a finality of construction and stand
ard equipment, so why should a man be
expected to wait for a manufacturer to
i produce something for 1910 that he has
produced for 1908 to sell in 1910? Further
more, It Is a well known fart that the
same parts will largely enter Into the
construction of the 1H10 as were in the
1H0O cars, and some of these parts were
not delivered In time to make many cars
"Let the manufacturers' associations and
the agents and all Influential bodies set
to work to atsist The F. B. Stearns com
pany In sweeping the deck clear of this
more or less fakey new model propo
sition. Give It one grand push overbosrd.
and don't throw any life preserver to It."
That the rear light question is becoming
a serious one for motor car owners in
this country as it has been for English
owners for some time past Is show by
the frequent arrests that ate being made
In several localities. Careful as he may
be to keep his lamps filled with oil and
well trimmed the owner finds frequently
that the rear lamp has gone out ar.d that
he has laid himself liable to arrest. This
comes as a particularly annoying incident
because In nine caKes out of ten the motor
car owner believes himself to be Inno
cent, since he has used every care In see- i
ing that his rear lamp is in good con
Experiments of a wide range have shown
that the most immunity from dang.-r of
arrest fjr this cause comes with the in
stallation of Incandescents for the side and
rear lamps, so all Plerce-Arrow tars for
the present season are wiied for electric
lamps and a separate battery ou'fit Is pro
vided. A switco under one of the tool com
partments on the dabh turns thre 1. grits on
and off. The lamps are also provided with
oil burner fur ue should the omr pre- ;
Ouy L Hmith rep nts an increase in the :
sale of mo Frankl'.n Automobiles of over
sit per cent over the same period of lnt j
v a r Th. unii4iil incr.aHi. Ir t.'fif e he I
say, that hi 1910 allotment of car would
be disposed of by April 1. Already
hi allotment sheet covering the balance
for the year have more lines filled by the
names of the purchasers than remain open.
Mr. Smith ha already delivered about one
third Of hi ltflt cars.
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(Continued from Page One
acta as a cushion and as th tank fill up
th pressure becomes greater. Pumps can
be obtained, having auxiliary air cylinder.
so that the necessary air can be pumped
In from time to time to make up fur what
U lot by absorption In the water.
Water system of this kind, when prop
erly Installed, ar very simple and re
quire no experience to operate. The water
can be supplied from an ordinary well
pump, which will pump the tank up to a
pressure cf forty of sixty pounds.
Th Alamo Engin and Supply eotnny
will exhibit these lighting plant and will
make demonstrations of their usefulness
and value every day during the exposition.
This is the only exhibit of It character iu
the show and may be fouud of deep in
terest to visitor.
"What bocsjn ot that paper yon were
going to start In th Interest of uplifting
th poor trmT" asked th Interviewer.
"Ail, It fU throufb." aowfeased Lh grat
reformer, with mi-eh agitation, "and all on
account of the blooming carelessness ef th
"Iid he make a grsv error?"
"I should say so. You know the paper
was to be named the 'Bar of Hops. Well,
that Idiot of a printer changed tt to the
'bar of Soap,' and as soon as my constitu
ents heard the came they started ruariUig.
and they are running- yet." Chicago. X'rwa.
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