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    THE BEE: OMAHA. Fill PAY; APIlH'u 1010.
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THE OMAHA Daily Dee.
FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSEWATER.
VICTOR R08EWATER. EDITOR.
Entered at Omaha poitofflc a eeoid
class mat tor.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
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lallir baa (iiUout Bur.uay, one year
Lallr lie add tlunday. oiva year
DKLIVEKRO Bf CARRIER
Evening B (without Sunday), per eh:
Bveoing be (wit Sunday). Pr eek-'V?Xr,
Sunday bre. on year rfj
Mturday We, on year '
Address ail complaints of irregulerltiee in
AeUvef 10 Vlty Circulation Impertinent.
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payahl to The Be Publishing Company.
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mail accounts. Personal ehecka, eacepi on
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
Stat of Nebraska. Dougla Cpumy, se.1
George B. Tscouck, treaaurer ot The
Bee fubliablng Company, being duly
.worn, aaya that the actual number or
full tod complete coplee of The Dally.
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Returned aoplec 10,780
et total l,31MeO
Wily average.... 44,441
OSO. B. TZS CHUCK.
Treaaurer.
SuBeorlbod to my presence and sworn
to befora ma tbla flat day of Marco.
Ml. M. P. WALKKH.
Notary Publlo.
aaarikr lTtgr tfco ltr !
porarljy ako14 , Tie Be
aaalle to theaa. A4drea will fc
ckaaaroel m fs am raet4.
Now tor the certain man.
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This chilly spell ilrei the flsh that
much more time.
The tariff on itocklngs does not af
fect Comlskey'a Sox.
It 1b to be hoped there la no hot air
In thta cold atorage Investigation.
What the house , meant waa that
"Uncle Joe" ahould bur hl own ben-
tlne.
It la a little diffleult to 'get a strap
nanger to enthuse over a taxlcab
Philadelphia can now . come back
with the retort that Milwaukee la the
Dream ,clty. , . -
John D. uocKeieiitir, jr., saws wood
tor exerclst). : Hla father aawa. as
matter iof business. '
The Rev. John, Nicely has been in
atallad as pastoral a Chicago' church.
He ought' to do reaL' well..
That!; la; so, U waa John Temple
Graves :who ran-for vice president on
the Independence league: ticket.
After all, 'society need, not worry
much over the. indictment by the girl
who quit it and married a Gypsy.
It turns out appropriately to have
been a man named Loft us who raised
the howl against the upper berth.
Secretary Wilson may be unscien
tific, as Prof. Hopkins says, but he has
held the Job thirteen years, Just th
same.
if
By next tall the city hall ought to
be able get up the annual automo
bile parade for Ak-Sar-Bcn all br
Itself
And yet a contemporary still has
the courage to raise the question,
"What shall we do with our ex presi
dent?" !1;
With all this capital removal talk
In the air, Lincoln will not be so hot
in the next legislature for calling a
constitutional convention as it used
to be.
The congressman wc, when asked
by a coqetltutent for a copy of the
committee on rules, sent Speaker Can
non's photograph, must bo filing as a
candidate for "The humorist of the
house." ', 5
Mr. Swift gets a license in two mln
utes and marries Miss Hurry, whose
father la a member . of the firm of
Hurry & Gallup.- Married life will
probably seem like a limited express
train to them.
It seems unfortunate from one point
of vltw that Governor Patterson of
Tennessee la the close personal and
political friend ot Colonel Cooper,
whom he pardoned from a twenty
years' term for killing former Senator
Carmack, the personal and political
opponent of the governor.
Our old friend.' "Pat" Mullen, who
waa a member ot the Douglas delega
tlea to tke legislature of 1901, where
bis rich LrUh brogue waa a feature ot
the aession, will continue to hold down
the lnd cmce in Alaska and see to It
that no on picks up any coal that be
longs to Unci Bam without leave. If
anyone can do 1, h can
Some Business Keformi.
To eliminate what Is called box
car peddling, the commercial noaies
in several western cities have adopted
new code of ethics governing the
relations of the wholesaler and re
tailer and propose its adoption by the
National Credit Men's association at
its forthcoming annual meeting In
Spokane. Box-car peddling as a traf
fic Is regarded as harmful to, whole
salers and communities in general, as
it results in throwing shop-worn goods
on the market and demoralizing
prices. For the protection of trade
and the "honest customer" alike, it
might seem the part of prudence to
make what changes are necessary to
correct the evils ot this practice. How
general this Is we are not prepared to
tay, but evidently those Interests in
closest touch with the situation have
found It to be general enough to call
for Immediate action.
Under this reform code the whole
saler anl Jobber Is required to ex
ercise tho utmost loyalty to retailers,
selling to those only who are by the
character of their trade entitled to
buy at wholesale prices. There is no
doubt of the abuse In many places of
this right. But other reforms are
thus proposed whose merit is not so
apparent, for instance, the demand
that wholesalers do not encourage
new stores in communities already
supplied with merchants to handle the
trade. On its face this looks llko an
attempt to stifle competition, a thing
that cannot be justified by the best
business ethics and it is likely that the
wholesaler will take this view ot it,
since It alms a blow at his right to
sell goods.
The wholesaler Is also asked to
deny custom to any dealer without
"training and ability to succeed and
who through ignorance of the coat of
doing business sells goods at a loss,
thus causing annoyance to competitors
and loss of legitimate profit." The
naive humor underlying the serious
intent cannot shield this proposition
from much criticism. From the es
tablished merchant's standpoint, it
probably would be a good thing to
keep other men out of the business
in which he is engaged, but how about
the purchaser and how, also, about
the wholesaler who has goods to sell?
Sometimes It might become a difficult
task In censorship for the jobber to
discriminate between those untried
beginners In business as to who would
succeed and who fall.
Truly this reform code of ethics
needa a little reforming before Its gen
eral usage becomes practicable and
profitable to all interests.
. Bryan and Hearst. ' V -
Through John Temple' Graves; "lone
ot his edltoia and political .advisers,
William R. Hearst offers i democracy
its chance for 'a monopoly 'of "all the
political vagaries outslde-of Milwaukee.
What few Mr. Bryan, In'" his twelve
years of candidacy and platform mak
ing, failed to gather in Mr. Hearst
scooped up and he now proposes a
merger If only democracy will "recog
nize the protestant principles of the
independence league." .One - more
stipulation it must be a consollda
tlon with the, "democratic party of re
sponsibility, not of caucus," whatever
that may be, and "not half Bryan, half
Ryan, half Belmont," nor presumably
even half Hearst. Though 'modesty
forbade Mr. Graves to say so, the pub
lie will be constrained to 'assume that
he meant to round out this, eloquent
period with the magic words, "It mut
be all Hearst." ' 1
This really seems to be the hour of
opportunity for the democratic party.
The fact that no answer was made to
Mr. Graves' proposition at the jeffer
son day banquet signifies nothing.
With Mr. Bryan hundreds of miles
away, who was there to answer?
There la ample reason to believe that
Mr, Bryan and Mr. Hearst will; re
unite their -forces whenever they can
settle the only difference that ever ex
isted between them as to which ot
them should take precedence and be
paramount over the other.
Democrats and Oleo.
Democrats in congress who rushed
to the rescue of the farmer in the but
ter trust Investigation find themselves
In deep water, since the senate com
mlttee on cost of living has disclosed
the fact that ninety-three of the 2 37
"farmers" controlling the Elgin But
ter board reside In Chicago and con
fine their agricultural activities to
small area of urban real estate. The
democrats sought to show that the re
publicans favored a reduction in the
high tax on oleomargarine in order to
Increase the sales of that product and
benefit the packer who makes - it.
The democrats, on the other hand, ad
vocato the retention of this oleomar
garine tax in the Interest ot the
"farmer" who controls cue butter mar
ket. The Investigation has brought out
much evidence tending to prove that
the Elgin board fixes the price of but
ter and that this board is dominated,
not by farmers, but by large creamery
owners and other Chicago builness
men. eliminating the farmer alto
gether. But the democrats' have un
dertaken a big task in attempting to
discredit the motive of the repibll
cans, for, as has been disclosed, the
butter trust bears a close relation to
th packer' combine, several f whose
representative are members ' of - the
Elgin board, . and, furthermore, the
packer and the oleo manufacturers
are largely identical. .
It would havo been easier n this
case to have taken the facts for what
they were worth. Believing itself
able to deal with th butter problem,
th administration left th olooruar-
garlne tax stand for the present and
sent its agents out to investigate the
methods of the Elgin board. In the
meantime a hearing Is set for April
20 to discuss the oleomargarine situa
tion and, while It seems probable the
tax will be readjusted ultimately, It
cannot be done except in conjunction
with the Treasury department, which
depends on It as a source of revenue.
Food, Price and Basinets.
The effects ot high prices, as re
flected by the reports for March busi
ness, appear to be as enigmatical as
their causes. Bank clearings reached
the highest figure ever attained in
March, while consumption diminished
in volume. Both results are at
tributed directly to the general rise
In the level of prices, emphasizing the
old theory that high prices are en
tirely relative, desirable for the man
who sells, undesirable for him who
buys.
Bradstreet's shows that not only did
consumption fall off, but that the gen
eral tendency of demands was for a
cheaper artlcio. This applies espe
cially to footwear and woolen goods.
Cotton has been declining for some
time, but March witnessed a slight re
vival In prices for the better grades.
The railroad business but adds to
the paradoxical aspect of the general
situation. While earnings were 15
per cent more than they were at the
same time a year ago, there was a
strange and sudden, though not large,
increase in the number of idle freight
cars. Business failures tor the month
were slightly In excess of March In
1909 and building in dtles, - despite
the quickened impulse of activity in
Chicago and other western towns, fell
oS 7.8 per cent.
With due regard for the theory that
prices dominate, other elements, such
as strikes throwing vast numbers ot
people out of employment, cannot be
entirely overlooked as a subsidiary
cause of these conditions. Opinion
differs as to. the outlook, for" prices,
but there is strong belief that if pres
ent crop indications hold out food
prices will be lower by autumn.
Harking Back to 1836.
In his Jefferson day letter Mr. Bryan
Insists on harking back to 1896 and
pointing to the existing high cost of
living as a vindication ot his demand
for 16 to 1 free coinage "as the one
remedy for falling prices." "We miy
now," he continues, "consider the
quantitative theory of money as estab
lished beyond dispute and proceed to
the consideration of other questions."
One would suppose that Mr. Bryan
wuld by this time conclude It to be at
least discreet to steer clear of the dead
Issues on which he foundered In times
past and try to'roakft people-forgot his
false preachings, ..instead : of directing
attention ;to . them . anew.
the quantitative theory of money for
hlch Mr. Bryan-stood In 1896, but
for the free and unlimited coinage of
gold and silver at the sacred ratio of
16 to 1; It was to avenge the "crime
of 1873" and to lift from humanity
the burden of the gold standard which
was blocking all human progress that
he pleaded. In his famous "cross-of-
gold" speech Mr. Bryan said:
If they ask us why we do npt embody in
bur platform all tho things that we believe
in, we reply that when we have restored
the money of the constitution all other
necessary reforms will be possible; but that
until1 this Is done there ,1s no. other reform
that CArv be -accomplished. '. '. ,'
In 1896 Mr. Bryan Insisted that sil
ver and wheat were, Inseparably linked
together, and that the price ; of wheat
could never rise so long as the price
of silver remained down. If he made
the prediction once, he made it hun
dred!' of times;' that prices would con
tinue to fall so long as we retained the
gold standard, that the gold standard
was a conspiracy ot the money power
to keep prices falling and that there
could be no possible relief from.' beset
ting evils until this crime against, man
kind was undone by opening the mints
to silver.
The Incontrovertible logic of events
has so thoroughly punctured the asser
tions and arguments , on which" Mr.
Bryan waged his first battle that there
was long ago nothing left of them but
rhreds. The republicans - declared In
1896 that prosperity would be restored
through the re-establishment of confi
dence In our monetary standard by re
jectlng the repudlators and by the op
eration of the protective tariff, while
Mr. Bryan answered that Industry
would neor revive until 16 to I was
written on the statute books. If Mr.
Bryan sees in the prevailing prosperity
a vindication of his position in 1896
his vision embraces more than Is pat
ent to the niked eye.
Complaint is renewed of the diffi
culty encountered here to get high
class men to serve on the juries. The
laborer, skilled at any trade. Is actu
ally money out of pocket when lie has
to put in his time In the jury room at
two dollars a day, when he would be
earning two to three times that
amount at his regular occupation.
John Temple Graves) suggests a
fusion of the democratic party with
the Independence league. That will
strike Mr. Bryan in a lender spot. In
his home state Mr. Bryan has always
been for fusion with : anything that
looks like votes for Mr. Bryan.
F. D. Coburn of Kansas , aaya the
farmer is the only manufacturer who
has no voice In fixing the price of his
products. Of courre, if be bad all the
voice he woild never, never ratse the
price to th consumer.
The death of John Qulnu - will
awaken recollections of Old-timers to
remembrance of early, labor troubles
In Omaha, In which QUlnn was a lead
ing figure. Although one of the most
radical and . persistent, labor agitators
of thotie days, he .maintained the con
fidence of his associates, but in later
years lived practically, jn retirement
and kept out of the conflict, dying at
a ripe old age.
The practice ot lettingyoung boys
and girls drive high power automo
biles through our croWdetl city streets
Is, If anything, getting worse In
Omaha. A good, -strong man has all
he can do to handle (tue" of these ma
chines In a real emergency.
Ex-Judge Doan-"wants it distinctly
understood that he was a "honpar;
tlsan",. ' when runhilng ' for supreme
Judge last year for the solo purpose of
buncoing republicans, and that he 'is
Just as staunch a: democrat this year
as any of therri.
Surely it cornea in good grace for
Charles A. Town to ' call Theodore
Roosevelt a past master In the art of
advertising. Mr. Towne would be
classed not as past .master, but as an
unsuccessful Journey man..
What a sensation v we might have
had if "Brother Charley'' - had only,
like Little Butterdtifr, ' "mixed those
letters up" and seni the county optloo
pronunciamento to be rnd ai the Jef
ferson birthday banquei.
lu the Tnll "Timber.
Pittsburg t8patch. .
It will be noted, tiowerer, that the colon (j I
took Plnchot out to tho woods, not to the
wood shed. . . '.
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A commoa Ailment.
. Indianapolis News. (
Well, suppose the . railroads are having
difficulty In raising money to make needed
Improvements? Most of us are experienc
ing tho same difficulty. . . ,
Ilooaler Versatility.
Chicago. 'Jntef Ocean.
That Indiana woman Who held off a sher
iffs posse with her fists until her horse
stealing husband , escaped Is proof that
there are people In ih& Iloosier state who
can do something) besides write' and de
claim. I
-flam nt mayor "Jim. -
St.' Joseph Gazette.
The results 'of tHe election at Lincoln,
Neb., would Indicate that the state capital
is going to stand by; Governor' Shatlen
berger and that Mayor Jim Dahlman of
Omaha and Danlman's ' followers artd
Omaha can go hang. And William J. was
not there to rrialte' a speech either. F6r
once FairvieW escaped criticism. '
Our Birthday Book,
General Horacfei-Porter, forhier. . United
States ambassador ton France, ' was born
April '15, 1837,. iat HmrtlngtcfrV Pa. He' has
a distinguished mtitftlry. record during the
civil war an al.'WrfnWKh reputation as an
Jorator and mtf)itc,jgjsr. -,Ije ..was jCjosplx.
wissociauHi. with . (-Umai-al . Grtwu during, tha
It was notKwar ana Y'a.,W1,l;J?r!U,'r,.or;tiie qay at uie
dedication of Grant's tomb
Henry S. Prltchett, president., of the
Carnegie foundation. Is 43. 'Dr. Prltchett
was born at Fayette, .tytq..,. and as an edu
cator specialized in astronomy. . He was
president' of the Massachusetts institute
of Technology before going to the Carne-
fe m luniiiuiiuii.
Henry James, the author and novelist,
wa born April 15, 18t3, In New York.' He
has made his home for many years, bow-
ever, in n;neianaY 'Where his Works are
best known. ."
wnm, M. Pollard, former congressman
from the First" Nebraska district, is 41.' He
was born at Nehawlta, Neb., where he
still lives and canrki-s ion 'a f rntt' f arm. ' He
served In the' legislature before going- to
congress. . . ' t
Lewis Bllckensdorfer, t"he civil engineer,
off Icing in. the B4o building, waa born
April 15, 1S56. He.lf a native of Ohio and
a graduate of Marietta' College. Mr. Bllck
enBderfer was In the service of the Union
Pacific as- civil, engineer for ton years, but
more lately has been, practicing- his- pro
fession on his own account.
John Kervan, the , tailor. Is. celebrating
his forty-ninth birthday. He was born In
Ireland, but has been In Omaha for thirty
years, and In the' taKorlns business for
himself since 1891.
Louis J. Platti, politician and lawyer, la
it. Mr. nam; although or Italian name
and descent. Is a native of New York City,
but has been practicing at the Omatia bar
for twenty years.
iRldor Sommer of 'fiommer ftros., grocers.
was born April 15, 1859, In Austria-Hun
ga sy, coming to "this country In 1878. ' He
has been In the grocery business In Omaha
steadily since 1SS7. "'
GoldvBisst
has countless uses
Look at your tooth
brush; look at your hair
brush, and your sponges
through a injcroscope.
You will send for more
Gold Dust, in a hurry.
Gold Dust not only
cleans, but it sterilizes,
and you nfced a package
in every bath-room as
much'as you. do in every
kitchen, in every laundry
and in every pantry;
Make an inventory,
room by room, of the
things Gold Dust will
do for you and you will
fihd many... new places
where you. can "Vet the
GoldDust" -CI
rv- : . ' "f
x-..w ins
do your
work.'
V
Harriman-Lovctt
Temperament and Bnelnesa SCetb'
od f tb raat and rreeeat
Bead of th Overland Boat
Men who have had business relations
with the late Kdward ll. Harrlmati, and
continue their dealings with the present
head of the .Union ' Pacific company, Rob
ert Scott Lovett, remark the contrast In
temperament and business methods of the
masterful railroad manager and hi suc
cessor as reflected at the company's office.
120 Broadway, New York. It would be
difficult to find two men who have been
elosely allied In the management of a great
corporation so utterly unlike on the per
sonal side. The difference has been noted
frequently slnc4 President Lovett settled
In. the vacant chair, and la sketched with
Humiliating details by a correspondent of
the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Physically the
writer pictures the new president as a tall,
well-built man with a kindly face. He Is
smooth shaven, exposing firm, rough-hewn
features. When he gets op from a chair
he stands an even six feet tall, with Just
enough flesh on his well-knit frame to
avoid being called slender. He has a kindly
way about him that beget permanent
friendship almost at the first moment of
meeting. He has a keen disrelish for
wounding" anybody's feelings. In each of
these characteristic ha Is directly the op
posite of Hariiman.
Each day Judge Lovett Is besieged by
callers who desire to talk to him on mat
ters of comparative unimportance. He tries
to see as many of .them as his limited
time from the pressure of other business
makes feasible. . Harrtman's aim waa to
see. no one. ....
For two or . three years prior to Harrt
man's death- an; employe of the Harriman
offk;8-r-a secretary to one of his chief
assistants had been chafing under a bus
iness grievance, an unjust discrimination,
as the employs believed, that he was anxious-to
bring, to Harrtman's personal attention.-
But although hi employ had his
desk only a room or two away from H4r-
rlman'B private office he found It Impos
sible to get to Harriman for a private con
versation. The financial wizard had not
time or inclination to talk to him. From
this one may gather how much chance a
person from the outside world would have
to get a few minutes' chat with Harriman.
But now, all .this 1 .changed. The day
after Judge Lovett .took Harrtman's place.
the employe with the grievance requested
an opportunity to talk with .him In private.
They drew up their chair and fanned the
whole matter out In a short time. At the
close of the talk Judge Lovett said:
'I believe what you have told me. You
have not been treated fairly. From now on
I hope1 you will regard me aa your friend.
I do- not1 want anybody In this office to
have Just cause for dissatisfaction."
The dissimilarity In the' personalities of
Harriman and Judge Lovett are so marked
(that employes about th Harriman offices
do not look back on these days antedating
their former chief' demise with any great
,sense of regret. There wa something
jdominant about Harriman. He had every
body about his office strangely Intimidated.
Coupled with this wa an Irritability due to
,the high' nervous tension, under which, he
.woreq. ,uik mafl( u jar from a pleasure
to be. enrolled, imonr. the staff of' tmnlovu
Wjjd ,carri into personal' cor toot with him',
TWWi,-" was a poor, nana ,t dic
taIng Jetter , hi mn4 worked ao.'much
more ..rapdr .than, he . could voice his
thoughts that b made many mistakes. But
it wa a rr thing for a stenographer In
doubt about Harriman.' meaning, to have
the nerve to ask him what he was trying
to say, or to change a phrase h had dic
tated. .. :....-,..'
Hwrtman waa constantly keyed to such
a pitch, that he had no sense of th pas
sage of time. He would order a message
sent somewhere and before the messenger
had left his presence would want to know
if the reply had arrived.
Judge Lovett Is' aa calm as Harriman
waa excitable. He dictates or Issues orders
in ' conversational tone. Harriman has
been-- known to approach a stenographer
who had his' back toward him and begin
dictating a telegram without even calling
the stenographer by name or giving him
any way of ' knowing that he was, being
dictated to. '
Harriman never went out for lunch at
noon. He had hla meal brought to the of
fice, and even then rarely found time to
taate If -earlier than 3 or 4 o'clock In the
afternoon. And by th same" token, he
seemed to hold a personal grudge against
those who did co out to get a bite of
lunch. To him It seemed Icbs crass to sat
isfy money greed than animal hunger. No
Harriman office employe no matter how
high salaried he might be could ever slip
out for-a bite to eat with any assurance
that he would not b sent for ere he bad
finished his lunch. If Harriman wanted
him, the lunch could wait over till the
next day.
When Harrtman's death was announced
the chance ftr good digestion about hla
pfficea Immediately advanced at least thirty
points.
Judge Lovett differs from Harriman In
that he denies the right of big business to
sidetrack completely his creature comforts.
The same In regard to his employes.
Promptly at 1:30 o'clock each day without
regard to the pressure of business on hand
he goes to lunch at the Lawyers' club.
He takes his time, mingles with his fellow
men and endeavors to make his midday
meal a social aa well as gastronomic oc
casion. -Judge Lovett still lacks a 'few month
of being 60 years of age. Just now It Is
his strong desire that the "Judge" approach
to his name be dropped. He wishes to be
regarded aa a business man a railroad
man rather than as a lawyer. But his title
clings, and seems likely to.
PERSONAL NOTES.
Benjamin Franklin Hamilton, ' the first
man to employ shop girl In any store In
th United fitates, has. Just' passed his
ninety-first birthday at Ms home In Saco,
Mb.
Th New York peddler who sold poisonous
Cordials and gave the purchaser change In
counterfeit money seems to have reasoned
that. If a customer died, he would never
complain of being ohrated.
William Blalkle, probably the oldest dnnr
glst in New York, died at his home In
Utlca at th age of (8 years. He had con
ducted a drug store In Uflca sine' 1844.
Mr. Blalkle was a "forty-nine t," , going to
California via Cape Horn: at (he-very 'be
ginning of the gold fever. H was a close
friend of Roscoe Conklin and, bearer at
lis funeral.
Hugh L. Dickson of Ban Bernardino, Cel.,
general counsel of the Brotherhood of lo
comotive Firemen and Raglneera, attracted
much attention when he was admitted to
practice before the bar of the supreme
court of the United Ktats. As a railroad
fireman he lost both his hands. After
wa.rd he studkd law. He signed the roll
tt attorneys by holding a prn between the
ktubs of hla arm. '
Hear the greatest Aria from the greatest of all
the Italian Operas CELESTE AID A sung by
the greatest of all Grand Opera tenors, in the -
Edison Phonograph
Every owner of an Edison Phonograph should
have this wonderful Record. And to every
one who has not an Edison, this great Record
should be a big Incentive to buy one. Hear
"Celeste Aida" and the nine other great Slezak
Records at your Edison dealer's today.
THE AMBEROLA
i an Edison Phonograph which combines the perfection
of sound-reproduction with th higheit mastery of
craftsmanship. It come in either mahogany or oak.
Playt both Edison Standard and Amberol Records. Has
drawers for holding 100 Records. The price it $200.
Other type of Edison Phonograph $12.50 to $125. 00
Edison Grand Opera Records 75c to $200.
Editon Standard Record , . i 35c
v Edison Amberol Record (play twice a long)... SOc
NATIONAL PHONOGRAPH CO., 73 Lakeside' Ave., Orange, N. J.
With tk Uboa Bmbmm Phoooarapk M iom't koU
:. any ae ebe'a work wblU your dlctatta U solo .
' Nebraska Cycle Co. represents the National Ptiono:
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Phonographs, including tho models mentioned in thd
National Phonograph Cq's announcement on this page
today, as well as a stock of over, 100,000 records. '.
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GENIAL JABS.
i "That practical politician Is out for tho
stuff, Isn't he?"
"I should say he In. Why. If he has, a
lawn made, he Wants a rake-off for the
dead leaves." Baltimore American.
"I'm afraid that poor child Is studying
too hard."
"No," said the cynical relative; "It Isn't
study that tells on hla health. It's the con
stant effort to think up precocious re
marks for his parents to repeat to their
friends." Chicago Kecord-IIerald.
"Doctor, I'm all run ! and extremely
nervous. Can you save mer"
"Surely, my friend; aurely. Yours Is a
common ailment ust now. You are simply
reading more base' ball news than you can
assimilate.'.' Washington Herald. .
"That sitter said he wanted the picture
to look exactly llko him," said the assist
ant v-. ; .; .-nit
"H'm!" replied the phttographer. . "A
man who" 1s-' that' well' ratisfied with his
appearance must be pretty vain. Touch th
plate up very carefully." Washington Star.
Hostess (at party Why so silent, Mlsa de
Mulr? You've cnTcely said a word since
you oame. ,,.
Youthful Guest Really, Mrs. Leeder, I
am having a very enjoyable time, but my
father has told me a hundred times never
to say anything unless I have something to
say. and I suppoee
Hostess But, my dear child, think what
a stupid and tiresome thing society would
b if everybody followed that advice! Chi
cago Tribune.
i, 1LJ I. I j
; Uoing Days I
ring Out Piano Bargains
HO: .; Tabes"..
For One Used Upright Piano
', This 1 Just to bring you In to see the many used piano bargains,
for we have some Imperial Pianos, worth $250, marked down to $1G5,
$1.00 per week only; then the Irving Piano., which now sells for $230,
In an ok case, 'you can have it for $165 on $5 monthly payments. A
fine $400 Hsllet & Davis Piano, just to see whof comes first to capture
- t.bla prlte,for. $165, easy payments. , ' , :
Then the Shulh6ff Piano In mahogany. Just $50 less than any one
'will sell it. Again the Weber Piano, which we expect to sell as quick as
thl ad appears for $150. Oh, yes, this will go quick. The $325 Oraraer
Piano goes a,t $176, at $l.er week the Nelson $300 Piano goes for a
song, which Is $b5 cheaper than it new. The celebrated Daldwln mado
Howard Piano, we cut the price In two and sell It on the easlust terms
you can think of. First come, first served. Begins Wednesday morning.
A. IIOSPE CO., 1513-15 Douglas St.
We represent the greatest Hue of player Pianos yu ton find under
one roof, $375 and up, on $2 weekly payments Just 12 different n.al.e
See them.
Manager. Council Bluff a, la.
MY DAD.
Los Angeles Express.
My dad he makes the slickest kit
That ever was, by Jlngl- .
Why it will sail clean out o' sight, .
When I let out the string.
The other kids they corns to me '
To git kite pointers now; . ' Iv,
An' they're as glad as they kin be
That my dad knows Ju.t how.
My dad can take two wheels an' make
A coaster that Is fine;
The other kids .all want to take K "l
Their pattern now. from mine;-.- ..
An' when we slide drjwn . hill, " ' " ' - '
Why, 1 can pass by eaoh ' i ' . '
Aa though they all waa atandln' still I ;
Bay, ain't my dad. a peach T ,
My dad can make a boW that Sends . ; '' '
A arrow awful high!- .
You oughter see It when It bends' .' S .' .
An' watch that arrow flyj .. i '
An' nuw, why ev'ry kid you. se. i,'
Trie hard -to make, a bow -' '
As good as. what dad made for me, '', M
; Buf :thy ;o,,-iiiookfti jft f, i
My dad. can take a wilier stick- '" -5
Before the bark i dry, .
An' make a whistle Jest as slick - v
As any that you buy. ' - - - ''-"
Gee, but the kids are jealqus when t
I blow It where they're atl - , ...
They all commence a-wlshln' then
They had a dad like that!
They" s not hln- much my dad can't. do
If he makes up his mind; . ,,
An' he's mighty chummy, too. ' '
One of the bully kind. .
Borne dads would yell. "Oh, go an"tlai
I'm busy as kin be!'
But my dad he ain't bultt that way,
Not on your life, by gee.
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