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At any rate, thoee airships are mak
ing ua all 8lt up and take notice.
"July Wheat Ie Erratic," aaya the
headline. No, it la not. ; It la those
bulla and beara.
, Thla protest against the Ice cream
cone did not, we are gratified to learn,
spring from the small boy.
According to a New York paper, it
is slllr to be drowned. It is, but many
silly things come to pass in the silly
season. '" ". ,
I -
Mr. Bryan's influence oyer the dem
ocratio party may hare gone down, but
his price (or chautauqua lectures has
gone up. , ' i ' ;
'; Mr.' Greedy of New York desires to
change his name. . Wall, a man with
that name might be expected to ask
for anything.
St. Louis parsons are conducting
campaign against apoonlng in parka.
For mercy sake, what next? Where
ahould cooing doves goT
Let it be understood that John W.
Kern made his statement, "I am eur
prised at nothing," before the Grand
Island convention was held.
- Here is a Kansaa City, Kan., woman
who drowns in a waahtub. And yet
Aurora, 111., is frying to force every
body to take a bath once a week.
i From the multiplicity of messages
flashed' in about Doc Crlppen, one
might conclude that Marconi & Com
pany were just trying out some new in
vention. , ' ;
t 1 TT!
Fines for auto speeders may help
aome, but the requirement of a license
for every auto driver and Its forfeiture
for reckless scorching would help
great deal more.
A new high-ball flourishing in New
York costs 11.20. Well, it ought to
prove aa effective as Christy Mathew
eon's "fade away," for Tery few will
be able to hit it more than onoe.
A capital removal association is be
ing formed out in the central part of
the state. The good people of Lin
coln will take notice that this menace
does not lie In Omaha's direction.
The Houston Post declares that
Maine will go democratic this year.
Just to be fair, we will admit that
Texas will probably go democratic, but
we cannot quite come over for Maine.
It has remained for a Brooklyn
architect to set our fears at rest with
reference to the leaning tower of Pisa.
He says it is in no danger of falling,
because it was built to lean.' Thanks,
awfully. - .
There is one question women are
perfectly willing to allow the men to
help them answer and that Is the one
that occurs , to many young school
warms at thla season of the year, "To
be or not to be a teacher or a house
wire?" Those torn-up streets are still wait
ing on the paving contractors, and the
paving contractors are still waiting on
the brick supply. Will we heed the
objeot lesson saAd aee to it that
Omaha's charter la so changed that the
shutting down of one brick factory
will not stop all paving work on the
Jobs only half finished t
The Stay-at-Homo Vote.
Kansaa holds its primaries tomor
row for the nomination of candidates
to be ballotted on at the fall election
sod bo Intense la the interest in the
contests that Governor Btubbs has
made a personal plea through the
newspapers "To 'the Termers" to o
to the polls and vote. Ilia appsal lays
upon the farmers a large share of the
burden of "good government" and Im
plies that their stay-at-home vote has
often militated against good govern
ment Therefore he urgea them not to
allow even their crops, which they are
busy harvesting, to keep them from
performing this civil duty.
It la not the finest commentary on
good citizenship in a freo country for
such an appeal as this to become neces
sary, and yet the fact is that too many
of our neoDle neglect their duty as
electors and Governor Stubba takes
the view that this neglect is most com
mon among the farmers. - This cer
tainly ought not be the case, especially
in states like Kansas and Nebraska
and other western commonwealths,
where farmers constitute 65 per cent
of the population. But thla event
ahould make an Impression on the
farmer's mind, no matter in what state
he resides. . It should remind him that
he is and has been clamoring for cer
tain legislation, national and local, af
fecting his interests and complaining
when he failed to get It, and yet the
governor of this great agricultural
state asserts that "the enemies of good
government are hoping to control the
primaries because of the stay-at-home
farmers' vote."
The fact is that the stay-at-home on
election day is not confined to any one
class or any one occupation or any one
party. The stay-at-home is determined
in part by circumstances and in part
by disposition. It is a lamentable
truth that whether in city or on farm,
the average voter has to be lnduoed
to go or dragged to the polls by those
who are personally interested. If a
primary or an election were to take
place with no bombardment of the
voters through the newspapers and on
the stump and no effort by candidates
and workers to get out the vote, there
would not .be a corporal's guard ask
ing for ballots in most of the voting
Sporti in Politic!.
Novel aa it may ' appear, base ball
and price fighting are to cut a figure,
incidentally, in the republican contest
for United States senator in California
this year; ,
The two leading candidates are Al
bert G. Spalding, the one-time famous
Boston and Chicago pitcher and later
the millionaire manufacturer of sport
ing goods, ' and Governor Gillett,
whose manifesto sent Jeffries and
Johnson out of California for their
battle. Mr. Spalding's friends are al
ready playing aa hard as they can hie
old-time popularity on the diamond
and with the fans and hope to score a
long bit by this, while Governor Gillett
will have to face the opposition that
arose from his action. , It is difficult.
however, to see how the fighting fra
ternlty and those who objected to the
governor's action are going to make
their opposition count for more than
the , strength he gained by this order.
The non-sporting element of the state
certainly must outnumber the other
element and it is reasonable to sup
pose that this element is with the gov
ernor on this proposition. As a mat
ter of fact, the governor's final action
was based upon business, anyway. He
was Influenced by the fact that Call
fornla was given to understand that
If it countenanced the prise fight it
would weaken Its claim for the Pan'
ama exposition, so that he ahould, and
doubtless will, gain from buainess in
forests.- ,
But quite aside 'from the sporting
element Injected into the contest,
Spalding, who resides at San Diego,
stands as the candidate of the south
era end of the state and Gillett, a resi
dent of Eureka, of the upper part, and
aa southern California is still striving
to become a state In Itself this will
certainly make the fight intense to the
last. .- .
Equality Before the Law.
There seem to be a strong Intimation
in file decision of Judge Frost that under
other crrcumstancee and conditions ; he
miffht tiave decided otherwise. Perhape a,
thoroughly non-partisan judge, who did
not feel a eeose of obligation to a pollUoaJ
party, might have held to another Inter
pretation of the law. Any mere man whe
is conscious of a bias or prejudice upon a
given question may be swayed by a de
termination to be fair Into going too far
In an effort to avoid a suspicion of bias,
but it must be conceded that In this caae
Judge Frost has erred, if at all, in the
moat decent and honorable way. Lincoln
We have always believed, and still
believe, that Nebraska's motto, "Equal
ity Before the Law," really meant
something and that the law was in
tended to be the same for rich and
poor, high and low and for democrats,
republicana, populists, socialists and
prohibitionists alike. We have always
believed that the law when once en
acted was Intended to be construed
and applied the same, irrespective of
"circumstances and conditions," and
that we had passed beyond . the
mediaeval stage of special licenses and
dispensations to violate the law. We
freely admit that the misbranding of
democrats with the populist label is a
fraud which can be perpetrated legally
in Nebraska by complying with all the
requirements of the primary law, but
that does not justify the perpetration
of this fraud illegally in utter disre
gard of the requirements of the prl
mary law.1 ' " ' " " '
We venture this prediction, that
even if the law remains unchanged, no
democrat will again attempt to steal
the populist nomination without pay
ing the required filing fee. A stiff
backed non-partisan judge would have
stopped the fraud this time.
Preventing- Foreit Tires.
It Is estimated that from 25 to 90
per cent of the destructive forest fires
have been caused by sparks from coal
burning locomotives on railroads run
ning through timbered sections, east,
west, north' and south. Forest fires
have been considered a problem diffi
cult of solution. If these intimations
as to their origin are correct it would
seem to be the simplest sort of prob
lem to aolve. If locomotives on rail
roads traversing these sections would
burn oil Instead of coal or wood the
hazard would be vastly lessened if. not
entirely removed.
This statement may be made on the
basis of what has been done by those
forest railroads that have changed
from coal to oil. On one line in the
Adirondacks oil has been used for ten
years and not a fire has occurred.
Similar instances might be cited in
California, where the Southern. Pacific
uses oil on all of Its 1,100 locomotives,
and In other states and sections.
In working out the problem of the
conservation of natural resources the
government will not have completed
its task until it does away with the
causes that produce forest fires that
in one year burn over an area of 465,-
000 acres, destroying property worth
$8,600,000 and in other years pro
ducing almost as great losses. The
Northern Pacific, which penetrates so
much of the forest country of the new
west, has undertaken to co-operate
with, the Agricultural department to
ward preventing forest fires and in va
rious states laws on the subject have
been enacted, but stll, even this sum
mer, we have had devastating fires,
showing that the remedy is not yet
complete. The country cannot spare
these forests, no more than private in
dividuals can spare their homes or
their lives and immediate action
should be taken to safeguard every in
terest. The remedy might as well be
general as specific.
The Significant Feature.
Some critics are endeavoring to take
Issue with the assertion of The Bee
that the significant feature of the Ne
braska republican platform convention
is the decisive vote of approval and
confidence in President Taft and the
work of congress along the line of his
recommendations. They would have
us believe that the action of the con
vention In standing up for one of the
staunch supporters of the president for
permanent chairman by a vote of more
than two to one and later reciting in
the platform unanimously adopted the
notable achievements of the adminis
tration, is of secondary and minor im
portance to the declaration in favor of
county option. , ' " ;
These crltios forget or overlook the
fact that the regulation of the liquor
traffic is a purely local proposition and
tha( republicans outside of Nebraska
are not specially ' concerned whether
the party in Nebraska Is for one plan
of liquor traffic regulation or another,
or for its absolute prohibition. Re
publicans outside of Nebraska, how
ever, are interested in knowing that
the republicans in Nebraska acknowl
edge and approve the leadership of
President Taft The action of the con
ventlon is notice that republicana In
Nebraska are steadfastly progressive
in the same aense that President Taft
is progressive, and that they are
neither reactionary nor insurrec
Because the democrats kept a county
option plank out - of their platform
must not be taken to mean that there
are no county option democrats. The
fact la that outalde of Douglas and
Lancaster counties there are. probably
as many county option democrats as
county option republicans. The liquor
question cuts straight across party
lines and not along party lines.
The census returns for two or three
Nebraska counties have been given
out, showing rather small population
Increases aa compared with ten years
ago. When we get the whole state
figured up, however, Nebraska'a popu
lation growth may be depended on to
be at least equal to the average.
Our old friend (by permission).
Edgar Howard, aaya that the Grand
Island convention was run by Shallen-
berger and Hitchcock and that they
are entitled to whatever credit or dis
credit belongs to its action.' That's
what Mr. Bryan thinks, with the ac
cent on the discredit.
What's this w hear? An antl
cigarette crusade proposed? We
thought there was a law on the Ne
braska statute books absolutely pro
hlblting the sale of clgarettea in this
state. What a fine chance for Gov
ernor Shallenberger to start some
ouster proceedings.
It's an old trick to hold back a reso
lution or motion until the tall-end of
a convention and then declare it car
ried after two-thirds of the delegates
have left the hall. It was by this
trick that a lot of delegates to both
recent state platform conventions were
Nebraska, according to the internal
revenue returns, has the smallest num
ber of liquor sellers compared to pop
ulation of any state. That does not
quite comport with some of the
charges of the antt-saloon agitators,
does it?
Strange how those Nebraska demo
crats who were so loudly proclaiming
fealty to the idea of nonpartlsanshlp
last year are now just as loudly lung
ing it for the straight party ticket.
Cni'l Lose II I m.
Chit-ago Trlburie.
Colonel Bryan aaya he does not Intend
to quit the democratic party. That party
never did have any luck.
Obi Folate Way.
New York Tribune.
The president's own state, with great
propriety, has pointed the way to all others
by giving Mr. Taffs administration Ita
moat cordial approval.
Fool Killer la Actio.
New York Tribune.
When per eon through sheer upeed mad
ness race their automobile with a railroad
train, and then, getting a trifle ahead, try
to out across the tracks Just In front of
tho locomotive, and are killed In the at-
tempt, it may sound harsh, but It Is the
truth to say that the fool killer has done
hls work.
Scatlmeatallsm and Crime.
Baltimore American.
A New York magistrate has lifted his
voice against the extreme to which care
and consideration for the criminal are be
ing carried, and the consequent difficulties
for law-abiding people to obtain justice.
The law of the present time In Ita mis
placed sympathies seema to be trying to
abrogate the eternal dictum that the way
of the transgressor Is hard. The aim of
the sen.nentallsm of the day Is to turn It
Into a path of roses apparently, according
to this sane and sensible magistrate, whose
protest Is timely. .
Mlxap la Political Colore.
New York Post
In Wisconsin political parties are new
compelled to choose colors for their pri
mary ballots. The secretary of state de
cided the question by lot, and the results
are not In all respects satisfactory. There
seems to be agreement that the prohibition
ists, who drew pink, have no reason to com
plain, but it Is felt that the democrats, who
drew red, ought to trade with the socialists,
who were awarded Blue. The only . color
left was green, and the republicans drew
that They deny that It has symbolic
Insargreaoy In Caba.
Philadelphia Ledger.
General Mlniet, , distinguished Cuban
patriot, with ten armed followers, has or
ganised a revolution at El Caney. It was
reported that General Jane, a gallant
veteran, and General Rabl, hero of many
wars, had also joined the revolution. This
accounts for the difference In the esti
mates of the Insurgent strength, one dis
patch crediting General Mlniet with twelve
fotlowers. At the last accounts, however,
General Rabl waa at home and General
Jane had gone fishing, so that the official
figures remain at ten, neither of these
heroes having contributed any recruits.
There are, however,, so many generals in
Cuba In a chronic state of Insurgency that
It Is necessary to keep the police always
Significance of Proceedings A grains t
i Bathtab Combine.
New York Journal of Commerce.
We. shall have to .'wait for more evi-
denoe before judging of the merit of the
government proceeding at Baltimore
against a comWnatlori of manufacturers of
enameled Ironware, known as the "Bathiub
ZL JTVL Srlrr -tt. inqu.:
tne lasts before brjngtng suit In the federal
court against the defendants ae parties to
an unlawful combination In restraint , of
trade. In their "bill (A equity" they oharge
that such Is the case (iiid say that the com
bination' controls' 85 per cent' of the 'out
put of eanltary"enanrwfled ware In the coun
try, has advanced prices, divides the coun
try Into sones for the distribution of the
business, makes oontraot with jobbers to
ell only at fixed prices and refuses to sell
to any one who does 'not sign suoh a con
tract It Is said that1, the defendants have
attempted to conceal heir unlawful purpose
under the guise of a licensing arrangement
under a patent assigned to one person.
The chief allegations In the bill are
promptly denied by officers of the most
prominent companies In the alleged com
bination, and If the suit Is ever brought to
trial something will have to be proved.
These men admit that the concerns and
persons who are made defendants control
85 per cent of the business and have formed
an association, but they deny that his Is
an unlawful combination, that prices have
been advanoed or the field of traffic ap
portioned, or that there la any exclusive
contract with dealers.- The arrangement is
not worked under any patent, but is formed
for the purpose of "pooling", as It were, the
several patents wbloh are beld by different
members, but are used under royalty agree
ments by others than the holders, For
convenience these have been assigned to
one man who leases them to the different
manufacturers according to their require
ments. ' ,'
But that looks on the face of it like
quite a convenient and. effective way of
maintaining a combination that would have
all the potanoy of monopoly and restraint
of trade. A number of concerns control
different patented devices and processes of
use in a oommon business, be It making
sanitary enameled ware or shoe machinery.
Instead of forming one company to own ail
Uie patents and . do the whole business, they
concentrate the patenta In the hands ef
One agent for all concerned and fix the
terms upon which the devloes and pro
cesses may be used, which will neoessariiy
confine their use to the combination and
may to a large extent unify the coat and
the price of their products. The chief
source of monopoly power in this country
is In patent rights scoured absolutely to
the person to whom the patent is granted
or assigned. The only way to prevent the
abuse of that power Is to open the use
of patented ar tides to competition for a
just and reasonable royalty to be paid to
the patentee, instead of letting him keep It
to himself or say just how much It shall
be and on what terms it may be shared
by others.
Our Birthday Book
Angwat 1. 110.
Francis Goott Key, author of "The Star
Spangled Banner," waa born in Frederick
county, Maryland. August t 1778. He was
a lawyer and a poet, and wrote his famous
song while a prisoner on the British fleet
during the bombardment of Fort iMcHenry
during the war of loll He died in Balti
more In 1841
Robert T. Lincoln, son ef'the martyred
president and now bead of the Pullman
company. Is just VI years eld today. He
was born la Springfield, 111 and haa served
aa minister to Great Britain and also as
secretary of war. , .
Ralph W. Moody, sales manager for the
Cudahy Packing company at South Omaha,
was born August 1, U74, right her In
Omaha. Ue worked first for the W. V.
Mors company end was then over five
years in the Union Paolflo auditor office.
and with his present employers sine U9S.
Frank J. Fltsgerald, Investment broker
In the Board of Trad building. 1 cele
brating his th birthday. He was born
la New Haven, Conn., and used to live in
Cuming county, coming to Omaha first
with It f Peters company.
kAround New York
Btyplea ea the Oarreat ef X.lfe
aa Seta ta tae area! Amerloaa
UetreyeUa treat Bay te Pay.
Automobile drlvere In New York City are
being subjected to a midsummer "third
degree" of unlooked for aeverljy. They
are required under the hew law to pass an
examination Into their ability to handle
cars, their knowledge of car mechlnlrm
and. Incidentally, their general Intelligence.
Examinations, both practical and oral, have
been going on for ten days and will be com
pleted by August I., when the law penalise
a driver without a license. It speaks well
both for the efficiency of the chauffeurs
and the leniency of the law that out of 80S
applicants but fifteen were rejeoted, while
five others were held under advisement
After the driver has passed his examlna-
"on by question, a road test comes, tnat ma
skill, coolness and practical knowledge In
handling a machine may be discovered. An
Inspector will sit beside the driver and
watch him operate under difficult condi
tions, In the most congested sections of the
The dyspeptic who gives prayerful thought
to every bite he eats sat down at a restaur
ant table and glanced dubiously over the
Fronch monu card on which a dosen items
were marked with a cross In red Ink.
"To my untutored mind," said he, "those
tilings sound all right. Some other fellow
with a stomach has been here ahead of me
and has marked off the few things that a
Christian can eat without Inviting sudden
In his dollght at 'finding the dinner prob
lem thus providentially solved the dys
peptic ordered six of the red cross dishes.
They were unpronounceable and unrecog
nisable, but they tasted good and the man
liked them. When the last crumb of the
last course had disappeared the dyspeptic
said genially to the waiter:
"Rum old chap that must have been that
ate at this table ahead of me."
'Yes, sir," assented the waiter. "He was
one of them diet cranks that drive restaur
ant people craxy by marking up the bill of
fare wtth red danger signals before the
dishes that nobody that ain't got a sound
digestion darea to trifle with."
'Good Lord!" said the dyspeptio and
belied for the nearest dootor.
Herman Gross, driver and understudy
for a street singer and peddler of popular
music, was a prisoner in the Tombs court.
accused of having murdered "Annie Laurie"
in the public streets. Patrolman Ward of
the Fulton street police station waa his
accuser. He asked that the singer be pun
ished for disorderly conduct
"I like muslo as well as anyone," Ward
said, "but the line must be drawn some
where. This fellow was down In Cortlandt
street on Saturday afternoon and the way
he murdered 'Annie Laurie' was scanda
lous. He Is a regular musical 'Jack the
Ripper. "'
Magistrate Murphy looked at the prisoner
savagely and then reminded the policeman
that, the charge agalqst Gross waa dis
orderly conduct and not murder.
"Oh, he didn't kill anyone, but the way
he murdered the tune of that touching
ballad was shameful!" Ward explained.
"When he sang "For Annie Laurie I'd lay
me down and dee' I almost wished he
would do It."
'What hav you got to say for yourself,
'The regular singer was ill from over
work, and I had to do a double 'turn "
the prisoner said. "You aee, judge. It's
not my business to sing, I drive the horse
that hauls' the piano, but I did the best I
could. I'm ho Caruso"
"Well, as you're not Caruso. I'll fine
you $1 for peddling 'Annie Laurie' with
out a license," the magistrate retorted.
The crusade against Impure food and
short weights has aroused the public to a
careful Inspection of the shops they trade
"Even the glass In the skylight comes in
for crltlolsm," said one disgruntled grocer.
"There was a crack running aoross three
of the panes. It had .been there for six
months and nobody any the worse for It
but the other day one of those amateur
Sherlock Holmeses happened to tilt his
head back far enough to see it, and that
set 'htm going. He hadn't found anything
to complain about before, so he made that
crack In the glass compensate for lack of
other material. He called In the neighbors
and they disjointed their necks staring up
at that crack.
" This Is very dangerous,' " they said.
'Splinters of glass might fall Into the salt
and sugar and lard and butter you weigh
under th skylight. If you don't get a new
skylight we will report you.'
"And, by crlcky," added the grooer, "that
I what they did. I now have a new sky
light" Bamuei Lltchensteen, ohauffeur, waa ar
raigned before Magistrate Fitch on
charge of speeding his automobile at the
rate of thirty-five miles an hour along the
Hoffman boulevard. He pleaded not guilty
to th oharg and said he merely wanted
to as "th colonel,"
"What colonel T" asked the magistrate.
"Colonel Roosevelt, your honor. He was
In a maohlne ahead of me."
"Well, did you sea hlmr asked th
"No; I only got a glimpse of htm," was
the reply.
"All right, 130 for the glimpse," said th
magistrate, and the prisoner paid th fin,
No matter what th subject that pre
cipitates an argument In New York, some
one la pretty sure to oome along who
know nough to settle It Illegibility of
th flat on a dim caused a dispute be
tween two men standing In front of a
liquor store. Presently another man came
along. The figures defied! his keen eye
also, but he was a man of resources.
Laborer were asphalting th street In
front of th store. The man stepped out
and laid th coin on a shovel that had
been heated by contact with boiling tar.
In a few seconds th dato became visible.
"18$," ld th man, and handed the
money back.
Curing th first six months of Mayor
Gaynors administration more business In
th way of taking over property under
the Catsklll water commission has been
doL than In all the year 1909. Yet ex
penditure for special coursel fees ha been
reduced from $208,000 In 1908, to $31,000 In the
last half year; expenditure for advertising
haa been reduced from $169,000 to I Ono,
and for witness fee from $197,000 to $-13,000
Her is a saving te the olty at th yearly
rat of over $400,000 on this work alone.
Frlotlan ef Adjustment.
Harper's Weekly.
Divorce Is Increasing, insanity I increas
ing, parental authority la dftdarad to b
prostrate, th boy I not what he waa!
Surely w must b heading for th bow
wows, and progressing fast Not at all
W are merely getting adjusted te the
greatest changes la th conditions of hu
nian existence that any en generation of
men ha seen In centuries. And possibly
It Is true that high prices of food are help
ing our adjustment by driving some city
dwellers back inte the country.
strnKMK rot nT (iianof..
Marked Contrasts of the Old lay and
t! I'rfM-nt.
Boston Transcript.
John Jay and Hughes, the first aild thn
last for the time being chief justice of
the supreme court of the United State,
should the president make the designation
for the present vacancy which everybody
seema to expeot But how queer 11 would
be! Jay resigned that office, after serv
ing only a few years, to become governor
of New York. Hughes would be. reign
ing the office of governor of New York.
after serving a few years, to become chief
justice of th United States. What does
this contrast mannT Mainly, that while
New York has grown beyond the wildest
dreams of Its founders our great court
haa grown In prestige and honor still
faster. Imagine a man Maying down a
place on that tribunal today to become
a chief justice of the supreme court of
South Carolina, and yet that Is what Rut
ledge, Jay's successor, did. and he only
came back to the supreme court when
Washington offered to make htm Its
chief. Ellsworth, the next man In line,
resigned after four years of service. In
fine, nobody seemed to rea'lt that It
was a great . court until John Marshall,
mightiest of tho chief justices, mad It
so. "Th seat of Marshall" Is a wholly
proper characterization of th office for
which Governor Hughes I presumably
under consideration.
There are severat germs of truth In the
claim that automobiles are within th reach
of everybody especially those hiking In the
The passing of the middle-of-the-road
populist has been influenced more by the
automobile fever than any known political
cataclysm. , ? .
As King George Is well on the sunny side
of 60, It is believed he can put up a lively
fight against the high cost of living with
$2,350,000 a year.
Miss Alice Longfellow, a daughter of the
poet, has been elected vice president for
the Preservation of New England An
tiquities. The object of the organisation la
preservation of buildings and sites of his
torical Interest
A blackboard artist in a local broker's
shop contemplates starting a society of
descendants of th banqueters of Belshaz
ser's feast Those who put their handwrit
ing on the wall and a select number of
those who see It first are eligible for mem
bership. Conari Doyle has been "speaking out In
meeting" and revealing one of the secrets
of the craft. In a recent brief speech he
quoted his friend J. M. Barrte as saying
that be did not often use a dictionary, but
he liked to hav one on the table, a It gave
him a feeling of confidence.
William J. Calhoun, minister to China,
has no valet. He is a man who, beginning
life as a farmer boy, always has "washed
his own fact; and put on his own clothes,"
and he has no Intention of changing his
habits now to make a personal Impression
on Chinese dignitaries. His wife has no
maid. Mrs. Calhoun married a strong,
simple American because she liked that
kind, and her habits have continued to
conform to his. '
Last winter a woman customer of a
certain house bought a cloak for 920.
After a few,- weeks' wear the satin
cuffs frayed; the lining dropped below
the hem the binding of the button
holes wore out She happened to be a
regular customer of this store, but
that doesn't matter. She took the
cloak back, thinking the store would
be willing to do something about it.
The proprietor sent her to the man
ager, the manager sent her to the
buyer, the buyer laid it all to the man
ufacturer, and there it rested. Nothing
was done to give this woman, this cus
tomer, $20 worth of value for her $20.
Gentlemen, the proprietor of this
store shifted his responsibility, he set
the example, manager and buyer coulu
but follow blm. He practically told this
woman that he did not guarantee his
goods, that his manufacturera were
were not reliable, that she took a
chance of losing her money when she
bought goods In his store.
It is Just such practices as this that
drives trade away from home mer
chants, that makes mall order depart
ments profitable to large retail stores
in other cities. They say; "It's good or
we make it good;'; and they do.
Can the merchants of Omaha afford
Contemporaneous with this Chicago cam
paign of th United Cigar Stores, Mr. H. E.
Lesan of the Lesan Advertising agency, Is
buying spao in New York newspapers,
printing some advertising "nuggets" that
bear directly on such a plan as has been
adopted by th United people.
Mr. Lenan makes a very good point when
: i
Talks for people who sell things
. rChieago-T , INE S-NewY..rk
When Starting for
New York
ask for Pennsylvania Lines tickets. They may be purchased at offices
of Western railroads selling tickets through Chicago. -
Fast through trains Eight from Chicago to New York every day
form convenient connections with those from the West and Northwest.
All are complete in travel comforts nothing overlooked, nothing
commonplace. You will enjoy riding on any of them. . . .
New York Trains Leave Chicago
"The New York Special" 8.15 a.m.
ihe Keystone express".
"The Manhattan Limited"
"The Pennsylvania Special" 2.45 p.m. 1
"The Atlantic Express" 3.15 p. ra.
"The Pennsylvania Limited; 5.30 p. m.
"The Eastern Express" .45 p. m. - "
"The New York Express".,..., 11.45 p.m.
"The Pennsylvania Special," 18-hour train to New York; "The
Pennsylvania Limited," and other trains, typify the highest standard
of comfort and luxury attained in American railroad equipment.
Booklets and time tables giviDg details are obtainable at hotels, city
and railroad ticket office; or a postal will bring full information. Address
W. H. ROWLAND, Traveling Psssenger Agent.
lli Board ol Trad Building, Oioab Neb.
Ask lor booklet
the heart ol New Yei
let describing bow tb
way, at a cost ol over One Hundred Million Dollars
said u nm.:
"You ran tiil from the extraordinary
IIUriKfs that the pretty woman yonder
.t 1. t.l'.t'a mnlh,1P '
"Vs, there Is something about the cas
thnt is evidently a parent." Baltimore.
American. , (
luile Oh. If tho Lord had only made m
a innn.
Nellie Prrhnp He has. dear, but
dear, but ".
levfland Lead JJl
t with any Ie!'
haven't found him yet Clevfla
"poos she play the tiorne
"Al.solutelv none. If she had any feel
ing she wouldn't play It In the presence ol
her friends." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
I Prospective Customer But you told m
the house was only a stone s throw rroin
the station. '
Agent (coolly) Merely a profrpslonal fig
ure, sir. You must be aware that a stone
can't throw. Boston
"Ever use an automcblle for a getawayf
Inquired the flret burglar.
MX, answerea the secona mirgiar.
"We tollers run rks enough without talc
ing chances on being pinched for speed
ing." Louisville Courier-Journal.
"City people don't buy gold bricks, you
know," said the summer young man..
Vrt .H4 V.rir,, ri rntilRKfl: "thV
Jos' keep plkln' along, buyln" melons an'
sucn mat iook gooo. on uie quwuv.
Washington Star, . .
Mrs. A. How's your new cook? I heard
that she was 111. - -
Mrs. B. she's Improving. She waa able
to s t up today and give notice. Boston
Mrs. X The flat above ua Is unoccupied
right now why don't you come and llv
Mis. Y Oh, my diari We've been such
good friends, and I hate to start quarreling
with you.-Clsveland Leader. w
"Have you any aerlou troubles with your
new automobile?"
"Not a bit. So far I haven't hit a single
man without being able to get away be
fore he got my number." Cleveland Leader.
"John, I understand that you hav been
saylnx mean things about me to your, ac
quaintance!!." "Why. dearest! Everybody knows that
isn't so! Why, I tell everybody that It la
you that have made me what I am." 1
"That's what I mean." Houston Post
T. A. Daly In Catholic Standard.'
Irish Padre Tommeeckbrlde
Laugh so mooch an' hold hees side,
I no muk' hem ondraatan'.
Dough I talk so good's I can, .
Wen today I go for see
Eef he pleaasa marry me.
Don ho call me soooha nam -f
Ret ees make me ashame'. . . , ;.
"Pleaasa, Padre" so I speak '
"I want marry nrxta week." ..
"So?" he look at me nn' say,
"You be bapatlza, eh?
"No," I say, "you are vneestak',
Weddln's what I want you mak'.'"
Steell how mooch I am explain .
I no gat eet een hees brain. ,
Alia time he justa cries:
"Where an' w'en you baoatUaT' :
Den my Rosa's brothra Joe . .
He ees weetha me, you knt-w,
An' ees smart as he can b
He ees wheespeia to me,
"Oh I" I say, for now ees plain,
Meebe so w'at Padre mean.
"First we want da weddin' her;
Bapatlsma nexta year!"
Den da Padre laugh an' say:
"Noraysulclda, eh?" ,, ,
Why you laugha? Dat'sa shame,
Callln' poor man soocha name'
Why ees Padre Tommeeekbrid v
Call me "Noraysuicld?"
he says that If corporations had advertised
only facts about themselves during the last
ten years, theywould have avoided a lot of
trouble. r .-t- r: -it -
A great .many big Interest hav been
lambasted good and hard for a great .many
years, perhaps unjustly so. Th publle
forms Its impressions of them from th
new columns, and their Indifference about
telling anything about themselves In publlo
print in th shape of legitimate paid ad
vertising, i .1
Th United Cigar Stores company ar the
first to com out In public print. In a man
ner to convince the publlo by educational
advertising. 1
If the Standard oil people should talt
pages In the newspapers and magaslnes,
using the space to tell facts about them
selves, they would make a favorable Im
pression on th public's mind so would
every other corporate Interest
I hope the Chicago campaign will prove
ao resultful for th United Cigar Stores
company that they will Inaugurate similar
campaigns In New York newspapers and
In newspapers generally throughout th
Th United Cigar Stores company is try
ing out a speolal advertising campaign In
Chicago. Th copy Is th "stralght-from-the-shoulder"
kind the frank, direct. In
structive talk kind. -.' ''.
Advertising Manager Sherlock says that
the result of th experiment will b
watched with great interest, not Only by
the officers of the United Cigar Store
company, but by th officials of all other
big oompanle.
Th series of advertisements to be run
In Chicago newspapers covering a period
of several weeks will place before th people
facts with which 1 they have not been
Th advertisements ar well written,
straightforward and convincing. People gen
erally will form a better Impression of th
purpose of th United Cigar Stores com
pany after reading these advertisements,
W. A. Freeman In New York Mall and Ex
Press. .. '
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Pennsylvania System extended he relit ta