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    THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, JUNE 10. 1910.
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changed a oftew ava reneated.
"As for Omaha and the tributary
country. The Omaha Bee has full
wing. The Bee is a remarkably good
newspaper and universally read."
Joseph Edgar Chamberlain, staff cor
respondent of the New York Evening
Mail. -
Those- earthquakes in Italy
make San Francisco tremble.
The boys do not miss the "pld swim
mine hole" So much this sort of
weather, though.
Mr. Bryan will probably have to
show Mr. Folk before he gets him "to
prepare to stand aside."
. Another" advantage we shall have
when we all go crazy In 265 years
we will not have jay our debts.
At any rate, virtuous Lincoln is the
only dry town thatj makes a specialty
of bargain Bales ot "police damaged
The dark view that he takes of
nearly everything suggests that Chan
cellor Day ought to have been named
The gods that unloosed the light
n In g storm upon Missouri must have
. known that several political rods had
recently been raised.
Now they have a man named Traut
connected up with some details ot the
alleged fish bill fraud In. the Illinois
legislature. ; Get the hook.
"Jeff will take a much needed rest,'
Bays Corbctt. If only a few of Jeff's
publfcity agents would follow suit It
4 would be restful to the public.
Now that the boss of the Water
board is back to help his associates
face that $6,263,295.49 judgment, of
course all will be smooth sailing.
The London specialist who said unly
prolonged silence would euro Mr.
Roosevelt's throat Is a llvlnj evidence
that all Britons are not Insensible to
Philadelphia has employed an ex
pert to find a genuinely primitive In
dian. Send him out here and ho will
have no trouble accomplishing his
Down in Missouri the doctors are
advocating the abolition of the coro
ner's office. Has there been a falling
out there between the doctors and the
Pofcslbly by this time Governor
Bhallenberger could be Induced to
withdraw his nomination of David R.
Francis and give the entire Missouri
field to Mr. Folk.
It remained for a Minneapolis
woman to sue for a divorce because
her husband flirts with au invisible
affinity In the air. Sort ot absent
treatment flirtation.
The Springfield, (Mass.) Union hits
close to the bull's-eye when it says,
"Some of the two-spots in this country
do not seem to like, the attention
Teddy is receiving abroad,"
Mr. Roosevelt is receiving hundreds
of U tters on his Guild hall speech from
Enslltfhcuen and reports say most ef
them are laudatory. Of course they
are, and why should they not be? '
Results in Iowa.
The results of the bitterly fought
contest of republican factions for su
premacy Injthe Iowa primaries are now
known. And from whatever angle
viewed the outcome can be construed
in no other way than as an expression
of renewed confidence in the Taft ad
ministration, and the effort ot the
democratic press to make U out to be
tie vote will not square with the
Before the primary It was distinctly
stated and understood that the Issue
was to be decided by the contest In
four congressional districts and the
contest over the governorship. In spite
of the onslaughts of both United Btates
senators and the entire insurgent
forces in Iowa the regulars won out
In each case with the one exception of
Congressman Hull, whose fall down la
Admitted to reflect local conditions
rather than national questions. The
special correspondents of the muck
raking magazines, who had been tour
ing Iowa for months and sending home
lurid reports of prairies afire with in
surgency in that state sweeping every
thing before them, must be really dis
appointed that their predictions have
not been borne out They had It that
all that was necessary was for Senator
Cummins to say the word and the re
publicans of Iowa would register ap
proval of his slate almost en masse.
If rcnomlnatlon of Governor Carroll is
test vote, 'the republicans of Iowa
still prefer to keep in touch with the
national organization of the party, and
to select their candidates for congress
strictly on their own records.
The play of the democrats will, of
course, be to foment discord for the
purpose of keeping the republican fac
tions apart and with the hope of mak
ing democratic gains over a divided
opposition. But if the principle of the
direct primary has any virtue the re
publicans will accept the results and
get together for the election.
Meddlesome Americans Abroad.
The United States is called on to de
fend another young American who has
fallen under the ban of official dla-
favor in Nicaragua. He built and
operated a mine which exploded and
killed several Madriz soldiers who hap
pened to belong to the party against
which he aligned himself. The inci
dent has not made the young man
very popular with the reigning powers
and he now falls back upon the" pro
tection of his own country. The State
department, of course, will feel
obliged to go to his rescue, not being
in a position to see him executed with
out an effort to save him.
The question arises, how far is the
United States government justified in
defending one of its citizens who takes
the lives of foreigners and risks his
own in an alien land merely for flnan
ciai aggranaueiuenir ,inis young
man, like the two whose execution at
the hands of Zelaya some months ago
provoked much feeling, went into this
thing with his eyes open because he
saw a chance to make money and did
not stop when he found danger and
death looming up before htm. If the
State department could find recourse
In some law to inflict a punishment of
Us own on such meddlesome Ameri
cans it would be dealing justice to
them and saving" itself and the country
some embarrassment and difficulty.
The United States can scarcely afford
to become embroiled in an Interna
tlonal controversy as the result of
such personal ambition.
The Moving Picture for Schools.
When ministers of Milwaukee pro
tested against the nickel theater as a
demoralizing influence on the boys
and girls the new socialist mayor
urged the introduction of moving pie
tures in the public schools as a counter
attraction, adopting the homeopathic
tneory mat meaicine mat win cause a
disease will also cure K and the Board
of Education has thought well enough
of the idea to give it a practical test.
The suggestion struck the ministers at
first as too radical to be of service
and it is quite probable that the fact of
its coming from a socialist augmented
the clergymen's view of its radicalism,
but socialist or what not, the mayor
Beems to have touched a live wire.
No one will dare question the attrac
tive force of the moving picture for
the young mind; that was the pith ot
the remonstrance against it. If, then,
it Impresses tho boy and girl when ex
hibited In tho cheap theater why can
4t not be made to impress them worth
ily when shown in the schoolroom, sup
plemented with wholesome explana
tion liy the teacher? Stamping the pic
ture of the lesson on tho young mind
with one of these lanterns will, it is
argued, make a much more lasting hn
presslon than merely the oral instruc
tlon, or a blackboard inscription. It
may be that history, geography and
other studies will be effectually taught
by the use of the moving picture and it
is not at all improbable that this agency
may become a real factor in the child's
training. Educational pictures could be
made as easily as any other kind. Pob-
slbly the Milwaukee experiment will
prove a successful practical service.
Surplus Succeeding Deficit.
On May 31. 1909, tho deficit in na
tlonal revenues amounted to $69,725,
000 and on May 31, 1910, it was $13,
175,000. The treasury receipts have
been steadily increasing during the
last eighteen months and as June is
always prolific of treasury collections,
it is within the range of probability
that the end of the present month may
show a final efTacement of this, deficit
which confronted President Taft on
March 4, 1909.
These facta aud figures tell their
own story and amplification should
not be necoRsary to Impress on the
public mind the fart that this Is dis
tinctly a business administration. It
Is only because of a system of account
ing preferred by Secretary MacVeagh
that June 1 did not show an actual
surplus instead of the dwindling de
ficit of $13,000,000, for as a matter of
fact that was the condition brought
about In this way: $31,000,000 and
more were disbursed during the cur
rent year for work on the Panama
canal and the treasury was reimbursed
to this amount from the sale of Pan
ama bonds which congress authorized.
Had this amount been added to the
Income of the government, as, Indeed,
it might have been, it would have
shown a surplus of about $18,000,000
Instead of a deficit of $13,000,000,
with still the big month of June to
go on.
The administration has cut off
$9,000,000 this year from expenses by
retrenchments in the various depart
ments, which represents a big step
toward the surplus, although not to be
compared with the more productive re
sources developed in the greater earn
ing power. These results have been
accomplished under the personal di
rection of President Taft, but so
quietly and with so little ostentation
as to lack the appreciation deserved.
Get After the Rat.
Health crusaders in their effort to
annihilate the house fly have entirely
overlooked the rat, which is one of the
worst enemies of health in existence.
Now, we -are holding no brief for the
fly; wo believe in every laudable
means, fair or unfair, to extinguish
him, but at the same time it is short
sighted warfare that docs not include
the rat in its ravishing.
Some patient mathematician has fig
ured out that there are five times as
many rats in this country as there are
people and we are expecting the new
census to show something above 90,-
000,000 people, which would give us
in round numbers 450,000,000 rats.
Just how this computation was
reached is beyond our ken, but with
out regard to that anybody will admit
that is a good many rats to have run
ning at large even in a country as ex
tensive as the United States. In India
they are said to have even more than
that, but they also have pestilence and
plague in India which devastates
whole communities. The fact is, as
deduced by scientific investigation.
rats in India have been found to be
the greatest breeders of disease and
just now there is a national movement
to kill off as many millions as possible.
There is a most serious side to this
situation, which must receive careful
attention If we in this country are to
make our splendid efforts at sanitary
conservation count for their most.
The one dread disease of tuberculosis,
whose eradication was a vital influ
ence in provoking this national move
ment, is fed and nourished, scientists
say, by the rodent, which is indigenous
to it. Therefore, the moBt systematic
campaign should be waged against the
whole rat family and even if they do
number 450,000,000 that should only
serve td make the attack more effective
and determined.
A Flaw in the System.
The recent appointment of receivers
for a large dry goods establishment In
Kansas City calls attention to a flaw
In the system which has of late come
so largely in favor by which mercan
tile and manufacturing concerns secure
a large part of their working capital
by issuing short-time notes floated
through brokers all over the country.
Until the last few years business men,
large and small, followed the safe and
sane course of borrowing money when
needed of local banks or financial in
stltutlons, whose familiarity with the
peculiar situation of each patron en
abled them to draw the line with some
degree of intelligence, and to grant ex
tensions In emergencies without seri
ously interfering with the conduct of
the business.
Note, brokerage methods on
other hand seem to throw maturing
paper on the market almost as a com
modity, the holder looking to prompt
payment with no other consideration
to guide him, and subjecting the bor
rower to a' constant and continuous
test of his credit."""Inabillty to meet the
notes or to borrow elsewhere forces
the alternative ot complete bankruptcy
or a temporary receivership to tide
over the stress. The receivership
therefore operates as an extension of
the notes and may thus become the le
gitimate recourse of a solvent concern
which needs nothing except a little
time to collect in what is coining to it.
That this is a flaw in the note brok
erage system must be self-evident.
The duty will devolve upon our bank
ers and financiers to devise the neces
sary safeguards Njtnd to prevent
over-expansion through this channel
so tempting and apparently without
limits. v
It Beems to be a question whether
the democratic state committee really
recommended all candidates for the
legislature to subscribe to "Statement
No. 1." If all that was done was to
express approval of the Oregon plan
law, the candidate for the legslature
Is entitled to his choice of three op
tions, of which "Statement No. 1" is
only one. Put it down straight that if
the democrats thought they had a cinch
on the next Nebraska legislature they
would not favor any pledge that might
bind them to elect a republican sen
ator. The inmate of the insane asylum at
Lincoln who U writing The Bee about
the inside doings in that Institution
may be crazy, but he writes as If he
had occasloual sane spells which en-
abled him to describe things as they
really are. A thorough overhauling of
the laws governing the management ot
our insane asylums will be due from
the next Nebraska legislature.
The Omaha Commercial club Is call
ing upon th Milwaukee road to con
nect up Omaha with its line through
South Dakota. The railroad may be
expected to express an earnest desire
to comply, provided only It be per
mitted to raise rates sufficiently to
make the shippers furnish all the
money required for the new construc
tion. Collector Loeb is certainly making
it embarrassing for certain rich folk
who insist on smuggling valuables into
New York from foreign countries. Not
content with having an ex-governor of
a New England state arrested and
fined, he has secured similar results
in the case of a wealthy Wisconsin
Congressman Walter I. Smith has a
right to feel specially gratified over
the handsome majority by which he
has nailed down his renominating A
man who wins out running against two
United States senators and one com
peting candidate must have been going
Mayor "Jim's" oration at the Kear
ney talkfest is on the subject of "The
Principles of Democracy." Wonder if
that has anything to do with the $15,
000 of Wall street boodle that Brother-in-law
"Tommy", Allen corralled with
"Jim's" help in 1904.
Following closely on the heels of
the assertion by one St. Louis preacher
that there are seven routes to heaven
comes the query from another divine
of that city, "Who made Hell?" A
pertinent question, Indeed, right now
as well as most any time.
The Anti-Saloon league's official
county option bill is still being drafted.
But why should a new bill have to be
drafted? Why not let a stenographer
copy one of the county option bills
used in Missouri, or Indiana, or Ohio?
Reformer Elmer Thomas' ex-convict
pal has been bound over to the district
court for complicity In the attempted
dynamite bomb outrage for lack of
enough witnesses to prove that alibi.
Take up another church collection.
A than are In Order.
Philadelphia Ledger.
As Uncle Bam has seized a lot of Panama
hats, the suggestion is made respectfully
that he retain one for his own use and
shed that old tile.
A Dstr Overlooked.
Philadelphia Press.
On one subject Mr. Roosevelt has pre
served a discreet silence. He has not de
nounced the two-headed eagle of Austria
as a "nature fake." '
One I ndaatr-y i Overworked.
Indianal&olis News.,
The new customs) court starts In with 225
cases on Its docket, which seems to sug
gest that another thing -this country is
suffering from ia the overproduction of
lawsuits. ;
Ordera Yet to Come.
Cleveland, plain Dealer.
Mr. Polk of Missouri intimates his de
sire to be nominated for president by the
democrats. Watch the Commoner for an
announcement of Just what Mr. Polk
must do and how ha must do It.
Cloned Rank at the Finish.
St. Louis Qlobe-Democrat.
The tumult and the shouting dies, but
the democrats have discovered that the
railway bill has not disrupted the re
publican party. The divergences between
the two houses will be adjusted, the re
publicans in each chamber will support
the finished measure, the president will
sign it, and it will aid In bringing repub
lican victory In November.
Presidents and Their Critic.
Boston Transcript.
Presidents who feel aggrieved at their
treatment by the press would do well to
recall the experience of Andrew Jackson.
The czar having In an informal way re
monstrated to our minister at St. Peters
burg against American press criticism of
his policy and" character his complaint was
transmitted to Jackson. There were many
replies available, but Jackson took the
course that was moat effective. He sent
the czar a sheaf of editorial opinions of
Jackson, and the correspondence- ended.
The president of the United States, being
a party leader, haa to take the chances of
political warfare, with all Its slings and
arrows, not to speak of more offensive
weapons. It is against the latter that a
president has an unquestionable right to
protest. Fair, frank criticism of an execu
tive, based on analysis of policies, la good
for him and the country. It Is one ot the
essentials of free government.
Our Birthday Book
Jane 10, 1910.
Dr. Frederick A. Cook, Arctic explorer,
was born June W, IStB, at Callcoon Depot,
New York. This Is the same Dr. Cook who
not long ago played it so smooth with his
claim of North pole discovery.
David Jayne Hill, our ambassador to Ger
many, is just 60. He was born at Plain
field, N. J., and was president of the Uni
versity of Rochester before he went Into
diplomatic service in the Btate department
at Washington.
Rev. Mlnot J. Savago, the well known
Unitarian clergyman, was born June 10,
1841, in Mexico. He is the author of a
great many books on religious topics, and
as a lecturer is widely known throughout
the country.'
Fred II. Davis, first vice president of the
First National bank of Omaha and presi
dent of the Union Block Yards National
bunk of South Omuha, was born June 10,
1S00, in Fairfield, la. He has been con
nected with the First National bank in
various capacities and offices since Febru
ary, 1972. and haa been a leader In many
of our civic enterprises.
George P. Biebbliia, with the Pacific Kx
press company, Is celebrating hi sixtieth
birthday today. He was born in Kennett
Square, Pa., and started In the railway and
expresa business her in Omaha in 1S71. and
haa been with it ever since.
John 8. Little, fire insurance adjuster,
was born June 10, 1879, in Omaha. He is
the son of John Little, one of Omaha's
pioneers, and was educated at Crelghton
university. He haa ben in Insurance work
Around New York
tipples on the Current ef Ufa
as Hi U the Great Amexleaa
tctropU fret Bay to Pay.
Following a policy announced last winter
of assigning hlirh class talent to de-t
fend poor people charged with capital
crimes In New York City, Judge Mslone
designated Bourke Cockran to conduct
the defense of Victor Nelson, a negro, ac
cused of the murder of Claud Humphreys,
another negro, last March. The trial nded
last Saturday in a verdict of acquittal,
th jury complimenting counsel on the
eloquence of hrs closing argument, and re
questing a copy of hla address tn defense
of his client.
"I can scarcely" expect you to treat this
negro' aa a peer. Then treat him like a
dog," said Mr. Cochran In hrs summing
up of the case. "Yes, treat him like a dog
If you must. A dog that bites wantonly
we kill, but a dog that bites rrr defen-se
of his own master' home we protect. Men
have given their lives in defense of such
a dog. Give my client the same shrift
you would give uoh a dog."
It was the theme of Mr. Cochran's two
hours of oratory In behalf of the prisoner
that Nelson had shot and killed Humphrey
In self-defen. The evidence showed that
Humphreys had been killed by a bullet that
entered his body and traveled In an up
ward course.
Mr. CochTan said that ttils fact abso
lutely proved th truth of hi client's tes
timony that he had been kicked down three
steps by Humphreys, and that when he
recovered himself he found Humphreys
pointing; a revolver at hfan.
Mr. Cochran had two of hla clerks take
powKions on the steps leading to the wit
ness stand In court, to illustrate his Idea
of th shooting.
The evidence ehowed that both negroes
were attentive to Mrs. Marie Josephs, and
that Jealousy existed between them.
The killing, according to Mr. Cochran,
was the outgrowth of th social and eco
nomlo conditions In this country. He said
that hr client, while a high school gradu
ate, had tried to secure decent work In
this country, but had finally found himself
driven to accept work as a scullion in the
house where Humphreys was introduced
to him. He closed with a strong pica that
the Jury find "Justifiable defense."
An express train came into the station
on the down side of Seventy-second street
in the rush hour practically full, but there
waa the usual large crowd In waiting, and
as many as could push or be pushed
through tho various doors boarded It.
Among the women who squeeaed into a
side door wtts one with a monster hat, the
edge of which threatened the eyes of a
little man who stood Just next to her.
The passengers nearby saw his predica
ment, and some laughed, while others
seemed to be Indignant. One of the latter
managed to tear from his paper the London
paragraph stating that" women were asked
to wear moderate sized hat and no long
hatpins on the day of the funeral of the
king, in order to avoid discomfort and
accident Politely taking off his hat, he
handed the scrap of paper over the head
of the little man to tho woman with tho
big hat. She glanced at It, but not by
look or word did she betray any feeling,
and at Forty-second street she was swept
from the car with the crowd.
"It Is comparatively easy to serve per
sons at a banquet up to the number for
which a hotel has seating capacity, but it
is not easy to have the dishes hot," said
the manager of the dining rooms in the
Hotel Astor when he was asked how they
managed ' to ,".givo banquet .in . the , new
ball room with what seemed like ease.
"One thousand persons dining at a time
in one room Is a fair number. Tonight we
have a small dinner party C00 so you can't
see the thing working In its perfection.
But here is the way it Is done."
He led the way to the rear promenade,
and there two sections of the floor had
been raised to permit the free running of
oblong and electric dumbwaiters, which re
volve and carry swinging Bhelves. Before
these stood a line of waiters carrying off
the dishes as fast as they appeared on the
half dozen platforms of each machine. Six
of these "elevators for service can be put
Into use when necessary.
In the kitchen below there were eight
men and women "feeding" each machine,
each trained to do one thing. One man
did nothing but put potatoes on a plate,
wrllle a woman placed the slice of fish
and another man dropped a slice of lemon
and green decoration. In this way not a
second was lost.
On the roof of the Hamilton Fish park
branch of the public library in New York
l a children's paradise, with gayly striped
awnings to protect against sun or showers,
and on the newly painted green tables big
vases of lilac and dogwood bloomed. The
gaiden was opened to the children with
fairies In the receiving line.
Over in one corner Hans Christian An
dersen's story of "The Ugly Duckling"
was read out of a big blue and gold falty
book by Miss Eva Wheelock, the assistant
librarian, who rejoices in the nickname
of "Peter Pan." Twenty-five small children
on twenty-five small bamboo stools fur
rounded Miss Wheelock, and at exciting
crises in the tale the tiny stools would tip
up away forward till their back lefrs were
lifted several inchea in the air. When the
exciting moment was past, down they set
tled with a thump, only to rise again a
few minutes Inter.
"And yet," laughed Miss WTieelock after
ward, "this story Isn't by any means a
thriller to them. It haun t any prlncenftav
That's what they like, quantities of rega.1
splendor and pearla and diamonds of beau
tiful, beautiful prlnceoMes.
"Once or twice a week we have story
telling afternoon for the children. Thera
are three groups, the littlest boys and
girls, who get fairy talcs and a few nature
stories; the middle sited ones, to whom
aro told old -Greek myths, and the older
ones, who listen . to histories. There are
generally from twenty-five to fifty In each
group, but sometime1 they run as high aa
"I visit the night court quite often," said
a sightseer, "but the other night I got
there before court convened and was sur
prised to see lin old man reverently patting
the wainscoting. My curiosity was so
aroused that I asked a court attache what
it all meant. He looked at me rynipathetlc
ally and then said:
"Why, man, the woodwork In this build
ing can't be bought nowadays. man
over there Is probably an old Greenwich
village cabinetmaker, one of several who
drop in occasionally to admire these old
black walnut benches and doors. Look at
that strip of wood along that wall. Aslt
any furniture man Its value and he'll sey
lt'b worth Its weight in gold. And as for
that first bench, where the bondsmen and
lawyers sit, notice those markings and see
how beautifully It's polished. All the
benches, even the one the prisoners ue,
are equally valuable.
"There's not a bit of the original wood
work in this building that's not solid black
walnut, and If It's torn down the house
wrecker won't have much trouble In getting
a soxl price for it. The building was
erected In 1871 and cost about f750,0O. Guevs
tk la woodwork had a good dual to do with
the price."
Chicago Tost! The terms of tho treaty
look marvelously simple now that they are
agreed upon. If tho railroads do not ob
ject to them, we do not see how the ship
pers can. And w hope tha latter will not
attempt to disturb the status quo.
Chicago Record-Herald: Th White House
conference could not hav been more com
pletely successful snd the success' means
peace. Justice, stability, prosperity for
both of the direct parties, plus credit and
honor to the administration.
New York Sun: The statement from the
White House Inst night records an arrange
ment In which the business Interests of
the entire country may find reason for con
gratulation. It denotes likewise a triumph
of common sense over technical legal op
portunity. Baltimore American: The firm attitude of
the president has avoided a commercial
controversy, th effects of which on the
business and Industrial situation would
probably be more serious than is generally
believed. Now business can proceed In
orderly fashion again.
Indianapolis News: With th exception of
those industries and those peopl who make
a profit out of their dealings with the
railroads, the country is practically unani
mous in its support of th demands of
the shippers, sustained by the government,
that the railroads demonstrate the neces
sity, of such, rate increases as they have
Chicago Tribune: "Th dove of peace
broods In th helmet of the warrior." The
latest treaty of Washington has been ne
gotiated and its terms are eminently satis
factory. The government is relieved from
the necessity of prosecuting a suit Which it
would not have begun under other circum
stances. The shippers get what they have
been contending for all along. Th rail
roads have capitulated, accepting terms
which were rejected when offered by th
shippers. But Wall street approves of the
capitulation. That should comfort the rail
road presidents who went to Washington
to sue for peace.
A counterfeiting outfit which haa been
running for years, discovered In - a Mis
souri state prson, shows that the forces
of evil are more up-to-date and resource
ful in emergency than the forces of good
are in finding them out.
Polalre, the new Parisian dancer, who
has arrived In New York to make a
reputation as "the homeliest woman,"
says she works tor art alone, but she
had so much Jewelry about hr that the
customs officers asked her to give bond.
Lady Cook is completing preparations
In New York for a lecturing tour of the
country In advocacy of her well-known
views on the rights of women. Aa Ten
nessee C. Claflin she made a similar tour
in the 70s, winning general attention by
her eloquence and individuality.
The man who threw a can of beans at
the crown prince of Germany has been sent
to an insane asylum. "Boston opinion will
approve the Judgment," says the Tran
script, "for even if the offender can be
acquitted of any design against the prince's
life, he stands convicted of 'sinful waste.' "
Kalman Mlkszath, the famous Hun
garian novelist, has gained from the na
tion a handsome and substantial token of
appreciation. To mark his fiftieth birth
day, he has been presented with three
estates, worth $22,600, so that In his old
age he will not be dependent on the
product of his pen for subsistence.
Talks for people :whd sell things
Sasrsrestlon for Saleantea. lows the lire of his first. Therefor a
"We have never lost a customer salesman should be versatile, never calling:
through dissatisfaction with our goods on advertiser except he ha. a new point
6 , of view a new line of reasoning, a new
or prices," is the way a local clothing 8t!rl(.a of heipfui talks and ideas for his
merchant advertised the quality and prosepctive customer; cut out small talk
prices of his goods not long since. as much as possible, get to business, not
. . . . ,, your business, but the other fellows; he'll
This man has the right conception , ,, . . ,, , ..,
v . always listen if you talk about him or his.
of good merchandising.. He handles You.M bore hlm lf you ulk ahout yourself
goods of the best quality only, charges or yours.' After you have Interested him tn
fair prices for them, assures every- himself, he'll probably get Interested in
body of complete satisfaction and yo."' .... ...
He should be a student a close reasoner.
spreads the news broadcast His ad- A clear thinker, quick to see and setae op
vertlslng says to a man; "Your portunities posted on ail things, asJr'
friends and neighbors, the men you above ail things, a good listener,
meet every day, are wearing clothes knotk' u" come baclt wlth
they bought from me. They have If a man mUBt drlnk( put ,t ott untll
been coming to me for years for their after working hours. I rapidly lose re
clothing; I have never lost the custom l,Pect for a nian who calls on me smelling
. - . . .,. , of booze. Drink only-ln drinking hours.
of one of them because always give T . , , h.. ,,,, ,
Lack of humor, or lack of an apprecla-
them a square deal.' tlon of humor In a solicitor, is an almost
This is the sort of advertising that fatal drawback,
reaches right down into a man's pock- A BOod salesman Is sympathetic.
etbook and sells the goods. ,In '"?' ,here !a ? a "ne" u,lflca
" ' " , , tlon In the gamut of humon emotions that
This sort Of advertising will sell tho good salesman must not be master of.
your merchandise. Advertise your and If he cannot have the Ten Command
goods day in and day out, constantly menl written across his face let him
playing up quality, service and fair " Am,any..0.f thf.m " he can H' D m
yiaj-iug uy u j, p , a. u law Wilson. AJvertlsIng Manager Cosmopolltai A
prices, and back your advertising with Magazine. r
your reputation, and you will win and
keep the confidence of your customers. simple tpr i.anKuage.
ThA Ivun trr,IlllAlt.m..l.(raa ....... Jntl..
A good salesman never argues with a 'red to humanity are simply put. Tha
customer; be may discuss, lie may reason, Sermon on the Mount Is written In lan
he may become eloquent yes, forceful guage a child can understand. Lincoln's
but ho never gets into an argument, and Gettysburg speech Is within the reach of
ha must never depart, If he does not get everyone's grasp; it is the simplest ar
the order, without creating a situation rangement of plain, short words ever
that calls for his return. In other words, brought together, and this very simple
lie never burns his bridges. ness adds to the sublimity of the message.
I always make It a point to see every ' Every copy writer should study It care-
Bolteltor once. If he impresses me or fully to give the greatest power to the
even Interests me, I'll gee him twice, but message with which he "dresaes" his raw
never a third time, lf his second call fol- material.
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At 7 the
W do not claim to know everything In th Talking Machin business,
a per the Ill'RRAH of some people In th business. We glv tl Victor a
chanc to do a part of our hurrahing. Here Visitors and prospective buyer
alike will find prompt and courteous attention shown them.
There's a Victor Waiting rot To At Oar sjtor.
4510 to S2GO-Tcrms to Suit '
iai3lSia Douglas Mreel
Distributers for The Tlotor Talking Machine Co.
"How would you classify that ardent
"You can't classify an ardent agitator,"
replied Hi-nator Soighum. If he Is on your
M1e of a question he's an Intrepid reformer,
and If he's on the other side he's a muck
raker." Washington Star.
"A penny for your thought." she said,
after he had been looking eagerly at her
for a lojig time.
"I have been thinking that I should like
to kiss you."
"Mere's a dime. Never mind th change.
Chicago Hecord-Herald.
"Did Mrs. Cometip use that crud ell on
her furniture as I advised?"
"No, she didn't. Blie was shocked at tha
mere Idea."
"Shocked at It? What for?"
"She said she wouldn't use anything that
wasn't refined." Baltimore American.
"Then," said the reporter, "I'll say sev
eral pretty songs were rendered by Miss
packer." ,
"Oh! gracious, no." replied the hostess,
"you mustn't say 'rendered.' You see her
father made all hi" money In lard." Cath
olio Standard and Times.
"I want to get some dogs to protect my
egg farm. What kind do you think, th
"I 'would suggest the best kind of dogs
tn innii after rxu would b set tcrs." Bal
timore American.
"Why dnn't you call your newspaper the
Appendix?" aiked the enemy of the polit
ical boss.
"Anv special reason for wanting m to
do so? " '....
- "Well, it's a useless organ." St. Louis
"What's In a name?" asked th philoso
pher.' . ,, ' .
A great aeai, repnea m mrniT nun.
. n i. . Um,1t Uns,n's nlnt,
have If we merely called it 'The Rooster "
Washington star.
'Popularity." said Uncle Eben, "Is alius
uncertain. Dar ain't no way of tellln' ex
actly what a crowd means by the word,
hurrah.' "Washington Star. (
Dllly My salary is knocked into a cocked
hat this week.
Dally Why? ,
niiivMv wifj'a chantecler will take it
all. Town Topics.
Tha r,M mm had lust com In and was
still wearing his hat. He looked up from
his desK at me inin young
"I have here, sir," said the latter glibly,
... . i nH Minnvlnff ttiinerfliloilA
hair. It removes it thoroughly and paln-
"Yes" interrupted the bald man, wearily,
... . . . - - uu hulp" h aAAA
'1 Know mo uiunu, j - jrg'
as he took off his hat. "ws removed in
the same way. icvenum " -
Chicago News.
I got to wash my hands an' face
An' wear my tsunday suit;
When I march in an' take my place
I'll look so doggone cute
That if the other kids is there
An' ain't dressed up so gay
They'll call me "sla," but I don't care,
'Cause school leu out todayl
I'm goln' to speak a piece, an so '
My folks they think that I
Jest ought to be as clean as snow
An' wear my new red tie!
I blacked my shoes as black s kin be
An' chased th' pup away
So's that he couldn't play with m
Till school lets out todayl
An' now ma sez I must recite
My pleca before I start,
So she'll be sure I got it right ,
An' know it all by heart;
She sea she shouldn't have to coax
A boy my size to stay
Cleaned up, an' not disgrace his folks.
When school lets out todayl
But, shucks! I Jest can't see no fun
In whut I got to do;
I guess my parunts never done
Like they expect me to!
You bet I won't look half so sweet,
When I get home. Oh, say!
I'm goln' to roll across th' street
When school lets out today!
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