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THE REE: OMAHA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2G. 1910.
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STATEMENT rr CIKCTJI.ATION.
Mate of Nehrank-i. Douglas County. ss.:
Ueorge B. Txschuck. treaaurer ot in
l.e rubll.-hin Company. ortnf duly
worn, uy that the actual number or tun
and eomplet cples of The Dally. Morn
ing, kvening and Sunday Me printed our
M. tta month of Auguat. 11U. aa 101-
. . .43,40
IS ....A 42,73
Returned Co: 'e
Nat Total 1,816,443
Dally Average 48,433
GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK.
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chanafil ' ofteat m requested.
If Champ Clark la elected speaker,
will be gnoiVa corncob pipe Instead
of cigars? '.."
More than ovt some distinguished
Americans are beginning to realize
tbat "guilt Is personal."
Champ Clark's'yrogram Ot promised'
hao tbat old, familiar Bound that we
hear before every election, .j.' -
j'The fish is 'the real father of lies,"
says the Chicago Post. Vindicated' at
last, Satan may claim the victory.
i - - ' ' :''
ws Napoleon 'met' hla Waterloo and..
Mf. Jeffrieshls ftfno, so those "Old
Guards" seem "surer to meet their Sar
atoga. Does the Increase of salaries by
Yale have any reference to the en
trance of politics by the Princeton
Ugly as some of the dress styles
are, what relief is offered in the sug
gestion of dressing according to the
"Electrocution has not proved pop-
vlnr. says an exenange. No, some
how or other, hanging never has been
This talk of "making aviation
safe" seems like Just talk, in the light
of recent reports of railway travel in
Indiana and Kansas.
It must, pleaBe the Insurgents Im
mensely to be told plump and plain by
the democratic allies that they have
Kansas comes to toe front with a
wreck Ui wuicn sixteen persons are
killed. ,'lstill, Indiana Is ahead for the
week with jthirty-nlne.
one is constrainea- to inquire, on
reading -the reports of the Dial ball,
to which It, cost $100 to ride in a cab,
If there was any law against walking.
The Omaha Double-Knder is lashing
itself Into a fine frenzy over the price
of paint and the price of rubber, but
apparently cannot see the price of cat
tie and com and other things the
farmer has to sell.'
Ezra. Meeker should have ample
support' from the people of the west In
his self-appointed task of marking the
old Oregon trail. This trail Is tool
much a part of western history to be
permitted to vantsh.
A board of army engineers la soon
to meet in Omaha for the purpose of
dlscuBslng Missouri river Improve
ments. They will tlaa that something
more than mere admonition is neces
sary to make the Big Muddy behave.
Those Burlington net ' earnings,
showing an increase for the year of
more than $9,500,000. seem to Indi
cate that with all the patent book
keeping 'systems devisable Mr. Hill Is
not able to make his Voads show up
with a deficit. - -
Lillian Russull Is to appear before
a convention of Chicago dressmakers
to lecture on dresses and show how
to get Ju, and out. of the latest freak
inationa.'' We should like to seeoh,
t r thai .ie. we should like to know
how th ,iry, fairy que-n could go
through a. hobble skirt'
Facta Teriui Fiction.
If any republican Coubts tbat the
democrats are laying the basis In the
election this fall for thrlr campaign
of 1912, let him read Champ Clark's
keynote speech. In that the demo
cratic house leader lays down a plat
form of promises, ten in number and
specific, as the party's slogan for the
nest national campaign. Next to the
fact that it la the keynote of a, presi
dential contest is the fact that it
draws a conspicuous contrast between
the deeds of the republican party and
the words of the democratic party,
the acts of the Taft administration
and the promises of his opponents.
Naturally enough the first promise
has to do with tariff reform and re
vision "down to a revenue basis."
As The Bee recently observed, every
reference to wise and faithful tariff
legislation the democrats may make at
once forces an Invidious comparison
between the present tariff law, which
they denounce, and tn Wilson-Gorman
law the last one their party en
acted which their president and
then leader, Grover Cleveland, de
nounced as a "piece of party perfidy"
and vetoed. If, then, the democrats
tell us they will give us the sort- of
tariff law wc desire and ought to
have, we the people, have a right to
demand some evidence of their good
faith and Intentions. And In choos
ing between political parties and plat
forms, we can only Judge the future
by the past. Are we, then, to pin our
faith to a party whose own leader de
nounced Its legislation as perfidious?
But, of course,. Champ Clark and
his fellpw-campalgners are not dis
cussing ; the ' Wllson-Qorman tariff
law'; they have never yet referred to
it. They dare not. They are hoping
the people hate forgotten about It.
Nor are they honestly discussing the
present tariff law. They are not say
ing anything about the fact that as a
revenue producer it has proved thel
greatest success of any tariff law ever
enacted by this government. They
talk about "tariff for revenue only,"
but they 'do not tell the people that
In one .year this republican, tariff law
transformed a" deficit of $58. 000,000
Into a surplus of $26,000,000. In
other wordsj" Champ Clark" and other
democratic leaders do not dare dis
cuss the tariff, aod these two tariff
laws on their merits, giving as much
prominence to ' facts as they do to
fiction. They smlply risk their all on
the hope of fooling the people.
Another thing they do not tell is
that the president and his party, while
they acknowledge the good points, in
the present" law, admit that It is not
as good aa they" want and 'have ear
nestly committed their party to a fur
ther revision and that this is not only
campaign promise, but an actual
condition, for whose fulfillment the
tarifrboard will report upon Its flnd-s
Tings aa to the cost of labor and man
ufacture here and abroad at the next
session or congress, this report to
supply the basis of the furthe re-'
vision.. All these facta are carefully
minimized or concealed entirely by
these "keynote" sounders, who the
last time they were In control of af
fairs plunged the nation Into the
depths of the wont panic It ever ex
Rail and Birer Bates.
President Taft In his speech at Cin
cinnati brought out the fact that It
costs only four-tenths of 1 njill to haul
one ton of coal od mile on the Ohio
river between Pittsburg and Cairo.
The entire distance' being 967 miles
It costs practically 39, cent to trans
port one ton from the' Pittsburg fields
to the Cairo consumer.'
It costs $2.50 to transport one tot
of anthracite coal from Chicago to
Omaha on the railroad. , 'a 'distance oi
490 miles. This means a rate per ton
per mile of more than S mills S mills
as compared with four-tenths - of 1
mill. If the Ohio river rate . were ap
plied to the Chicago-Omaha traffic the
cost of transporting a ton of coal from
one of these points to the other would
be 19.6 cents. Instead of $1.50. Or, If
the Chicago-Omaha rail rate were ap
plied to the Ohio river It would cost
$4.9$ to haul one t6n from Pittsburg
to Cairo, Instead- of about 39 cents,
twelve times as much.
Of course, the cot of operation, is
more ior rauroaas tnan steamboats
and the. rates should consequently be
more, but whether they should be
twelve times as great ts another ques
tlon. The president In bringing out
the fact of this cheap river rats men
tioned many serious and costly obsta
cles in transportation with which the
boats had to contend, one of which
I'M Inw water fr,r An.ua.i.i.
7 .1" " '
ifcimu ji io ou nun auomer tne
ever-varying depth. And yet, aa' he
said, the transportation was both
cheap and satisfactory.. It had done
wonders toward developing the coun
try tributary to Cincinnati. There Is
today a transportation of freight on
the river amounting o more than
9,000.000 tons and the rate of trans
portation la the lowest of any place in
the United States. The river drains
an area of 210,000 aquare miles, and
tnat arta comprlnes a population of
What the president has brought out
net only suggests a doubt aa to the
reasonableness of the railroads' pres
ent demand for Increased rates, but
ought to Impress other river cities and
sections with the Importance of water
transportation. It must come before
the problem of freight traffic la ulti
mately solved.' if continuous ' river
navigation were established from
Pittsburg to Omaha, by way of' the
Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri rivers,
Omaha would not be paying the rail
loads $2.50 to transport one ton ol
coal from Chicago to this city. Nor
would the advantages be confined tc
Gaynor and the Yellow Press.
Mayor Gaynor of New York believes
the yellow press had a hand In the at
tempt made upon his life and he de
clares his Intention, therefore, to curb
the criminal power of such publica
tions. He says:
Purh Journallam la.' of course. In abso
lute defiance ot the criminal law and it
did enter my m nd to publicly call on the
grand Juries and the (Mstrlot attorney to
protect me from It. but 1 was weak and
feared the people would say I wm thtn
skinned. But the time la at hand when
there Journalistic, scoundrel have rot to
stop, or tr?t out and 1 am now ready to
do my share to that end. They are ab
solutely without souls. If decent people
would refuse to look at such newsparr,
the thlnrr would right itself at onc The
Journalism of New York City has been
dragged to the lowest depth of degredatlon.
Th railerles and lihels. Imtoad of honest
statement and fair discussion, have gone
The owners and editors of this sort
of newspapers will take Issue with
Mayor Gaynor. They will, now as In
the case of President McKlnley, con
tend that their Influence had nothing
to do with Inciting the assassin. They
cannot contend, however, that their In
fluences tended to allay the spirit of
anarchy and murder, or stay the
Many people all over the country
believe with Mayor Gaynor, both as to
his charge against the yellow press and
his declarations as to the necessity for
curbing It. If any man has the right
to such a belief it certainly must be
Mayor Gaynor and it will do no good
for the newspapers involved to train
their skillful batteries of abuse and
ridicule upon him in the attempt to
Justify their merciless assaults upon
the mayor of New York before this
simple-minded reader of theirs con
vinced that he was right and the mayor
wrong, gun in hand, went out to put
him to death.
Somewhere and somehow this thing
must stop. Some day conscienceless
men must be made to aee the atrocity
of 'denouncing and damning the men
chosen of the people to occupy posi
tions of honor. . There is a vast
difference between fair and honest
criticism of public officials and Indis
criminate vindication of them. The
latter cannot be indulged in with safety
either to the official or the office. It
strikes, not only at the man, but the
government. If Mayor Gaynor can do
anything to compel this class of pub
lications to respect law and stop breed
lng lawlessness he should have the
sturdy co-operation of all good cltlxenu
' The movement now gaining head
way for consolidation of the two
Omahas is the culmination o senti
ment that has been growing for many
years. Twenty years ago an effort to
unite the two cities failed because of
the unwillingness of the residents of
South Omsha to surrender their cor
porate identity. Once since then a
similar effort csme to a similar end,
and for practically the same reasons.
But during these years the advantages
that will come through a nnlon of the
two cities in one government have
forced themselves home to the think
ing men of both communities with con
stantly increasing emphasis.
No good reason exists why the two
cities should not be one. Their In
terests along all material lines are
Identical. They are so closely united
physically that even the residents are
pusxled to. know whether they are In
the one town or in the other. It
would require no act of legislation to
establish community of thought or
purpose between the citizens, for that
already exists. In fact, the situation
Is cause for constant wonder among
outsiders that separate governments
with their expensive machinery should
be maintained to perpetuate a division
between people who are otherwise so
closely bound up In all that makes for
the growth and welfare of a com
munity. When these arguments are
presented In detail they grow in
weight On the other hand, no very
strong argument can be maintained
for continuation of separate govern
ments. The proposal to consolidate the two
Omahas will aoon be fairly before the
citizens for their ' consideration and
should be given careful thought It
Is not the purpose of Omaha to under
take to kidnap South Omaha, but the
better judgment Of leading citizens in
both communities Is ul In favor of an
Tb Transmlaaiaaippi congress
which convenes at San Antonio No
vember 22 suouU be the most impor
tant of any of these annual congresses
thus far, for the simple reason that It
has greater demands upon - ft - and
This western country, which com
prises 60 per cent ot the area of the
United States, is supplying 60 per cent
of the nation's exports. It should
supply more. And by proper manage
ment it will. The only thing neces
sary is wise and timely action. The
transmlsslssippl country is on the
verge ot the greatest development
New Industrie are springing up In the
I. mine, on the farm and in the eltie.
New areas of land axe being opened
up for settlement with the facilities
tor producing large crops; even two
new states are in the process of forma
tion. In short a new kingdom, which
one day mast surpass that facing 'on
the Atlantic ocean; Is unfolding its
bounteous wealth from the Uiaaiasippi
to the Taclflc and It calls for new
energy and enterprise.
To cope with the rapidly arising
problem Involved, we must have plans
wisely and definitely laid. Dountcous
harvests require expansive markets,
so do enlarged Industries. New towns
must be built up, for some day this
land will be flecked with great cities
as populous as some of the eastern
metropolises. It is essential therefore
that all the western states be rep
resented at this congress and a spirit
of deadly earnestness dominate tt.
It is not a mere meeting; It Is a con
vention of business men whose work
Is to plan for the forward movement
of commerce. If thlB section now
sends abroad 60 per cent of the coun
try's exports. It should In the next ten
years send out much more and If It
does not it will be because such op
portunities as that to be afforded at
San Antonio have been neglected.
Several morals are being drawn
from the final abandonment of Fonta
nels as an Incorporated community,
but the main lesson appears to be over
looked. That is, that great centers of
population, Industry and commerce
are not located by imperial will nor
can mere speculation found a perma
nent community. The laws that gov
ern location and growth of cities are
Strange how anomalous some vir
tues work out. Now, there is Gal
veston with its commission plan of
city government and Toledo with its
Brand Whitlock-Jones Golden Rule
ism, the one showing an actual loss
in population, the other a percentage
loss and a wide-open policy. . Yet both
claim to have the best forma of city
government there are.
After being snubbed on the floor of
the democratic state convention, Lee
O'Neil Browne stepped up to the
chairman's desk and recorded his dis
approval of tW plank In the platform
denouncing the circumstances of Lb ri
mer's election. It made a lot of dif
ference what he thought, but the con
vention took his disapproval for
"Stubbs Flays Roads Declares
Lines Plot to Raise Rates." That
headline in the Record-Herald must
have shocked thousands of people,
who upon reading the story were re
lieved to find that the great traffic
director of the Harrlman system had
not yet deserted the cause.
An increase of nine and one-quarter
millions of dollars in the net earnings
of the Burlington doesn't appear to be
a very strong argument either for an
increase in rates or hard times. The
continued prosperity of the west is the
best possible xeason why rates should
not be advanced: N
Wisdom prevails in the councils of
the Grand Army. The laying aside of
the debate ov.fcr the Lee statue and
the failure to endorse the dollar-a-day
pension plan shows that the veterans
are as wise in their old age as they
were Intrepid and gallant in their
National banks in Nebraska, outside
of Lincoln and Omaha, show a very
slight decrease in average reserve
held, but a most comforting increase
In other Important items, which proves
that money in Nebraska is working.
Consolation Ahead of Time.
Political misery that lovea company
doesn't have to wait this year until after
election to get It.
Available Dry Timber.
If the prohibitionists want an experi
enced presidential candidate there's one
awaiting overtures in Lincoln, Neb.
Merely a Side laane.
University foot tall players do not resent
It If the professors manage to slip in an
education on them, provided It does not
interfere with the main business of their
Playing- Both to Wla.
By contributing $20,000 to the republican
campaign fund and $17,000 to the demo
cratic campaign fund, the Metropolitan
Street Railway company of New York, of
course, couldn't lose.
A Tronblesom Trath.
Kansas City Times.
Senator Lorlmer's attorney, pleading for
delay, points out that if the inquiry is
pursued at the present time it would be
"unfair to the various members of the
legislature who voted for him and are
now seeking re-election." That's so, too.
Awfal Stat of Affair.
Now is the time for a coalition of Europe.
South America and Japan against our de
fenseless nation. We haven't army enough
or equipment enough, or, what I more
surprising than either,- officers enough. A
famine of high official In any department
of this offloeholding country 1 In Itself a
tat of affair amaslng In lit condition.
Raak.to Ike Meltloa Pot.
New York Tribune.
Statistic report that In ten year 1,771
Sll immigrants have com into the United
States, a multitude equal to the combined
population of all the New England and
two of the middle stawa. Perhaps the ma
jority of them ar valuable acquisitions to
th nation. But we fear that among them
ar a million or two reason for greater
trlctn In our Immigration law.
A He takvl
New York Tribune.
No other member of th house had
larger opportunity than waa offered laat
winter to Mr. Tawner. ft could have put
himself at to bead of tli anevmnt t
liberal) s th . rata, aa do away - with
Canoonlstn and could hav got a larg
share of th credit for the Important po
litical reform , which waa accomplished
agalast hi opposition. -It 1 a ptty that h
could not hav see then what everybody
seas today and thus hav avoided paying
th penalty which an affronted con
stituency aa ju, . -
So long as the get-r.ch-qilrkrs cf Main
confined their operation to the extracting
of gold from salt water, th postofflre
authorities did not feel anv suspicions up
lift In postofflce receipts and dd not dls
tuib the schemers. Comparatively few
suckers took the gold seawater bait. Re
cently a shrewder resident cf the Pine
Tree state, quartered in the town of Oar
diner, offered a more tempting lure to the
gullible crowd and worked up so much
mall order business that Uardlner'a post
off loo receipts attracted attention at Wash
ington. An investigation revealed one Dr.
H. F. Merrill marketing an extract nf snw
dust aa a cure for dyspepsia, a receipt for
converting sweet cider Into champagne,
and a sure-thing cuie for bald heads. A
Maine drug store on a holiday was the
only state rival to the doctor'a ahop In a
business way. So much good money rolled
In that some of It was carted to the banka
of larger cities for safe keeping. It seemed
to the postoffice officials that th doctor
was offering too much for the money and
they got busy. It was found that the
"hair restorer" was a 30 per cent solution
of lactic acid, and that he made "whisky"
by chopping potatoes fine, plsctng them In
a Jar and pouring in molasses, the mixture
to stand three months. To make cham
pagne he advised his clients to place fif
teen pounds of brown sugar in a ten
gallon cask and then fill the cask with
sweet elder, permitting it to stand eigh
teen days. The doctor's cure for stomach
trouble, was horn bean or lronwood, and
ha asserted that epilepsy and other t"
coud be cured by the root of the peony. He
also advertised a method of making hard
water soft, and to his dupe advised that
a two-ounce vial be suspended in the
water, promising that after boiling all Im
purities would adhere to the v!al.
Unable to prove to the postal official
that any of his formulas possessed virtue,
a fraud order waa Issued barring Dr. Mer
rill from the use of the malls. He haa
been arrested and will be brought to trial.
Washington will be more than ever a
capital city when the plan of half a doxen
foreign government for providing more
elaborate homes for their embassies, at an
outlay estimated at $3,500,000. shall have
been carried out. Ambassador Kryce has
been providing better working facilities for
hi people, and It is claimed that Oreat
Britain proposes to acquire two or three
residences which adjoin the embassy on
Connecticut avenue, and to use the entire
site for the construction of greatly en
larged official quarters. The French em
bassy g now occupying leased quarter,
but plans are nearing completion by which
Ambassador Jusserand will be enabled to
construct an official home for th em
bassy on the property bought in 1901 by
Ambasador Jules Cambon, on Twenty
first street, northwest. Germany now holds
title to ground adjoining the proposed
French embassy, but the home . govern
ment has not decided on the plan for an
official residence for her representative In
the United States. Other nations which
contemplate large expenditure on new
home in Washington are Mexico, Japan
Washington landlord are determined to
give congressmen a practical lesson on the
high cost of living next winter. Hotel and
boarding house keeper propose to put S
higher tariff on table board, lifting It a
notch higher than ever before. At th
city market the best beefsteaks now sell
at from 28 to 30 cent per pound. Fresh
pork 1 retailed at 28 cents. Prime rib
roast bring from 18 to 22 cent. Lamb
costs from 20 to 26 cent a pound. Egg go'
all the way from 28 to 46 cents a dosen.
Vegetables have sold higher this fall than
ever before. AH dealer predict ateady
riaes rrom now en.
"Hotel and boarding house kept their
prices on the old standard laat year,"
say a hotel man, 'but It look like we
will have to move them up to meet the
situation If we are going to pay expense
this winter. Congreaa seemed to convince
Itself so far aa Senator Lodge's report
went that the tariff wasn't to blame. I'm I
afraid the statesmen will have to stand
for a higher tariff on table board thi
winter, whatever the cause may be."
'Washington Is one of the moat Inter
esting placea In the world for th obser
vation of social and official phases of
life," say a representative. 'And let it
be understood that the lines are sharply
drawn, aa ia Illustrated by thi Incident
The wife of a fellow member during my
term once took her 6-year-old daughter
' 'Marjorle,' said she, 'you've been play
ing with those toy soldiers all afternoon.
That' not proper amusement for a big
girl like you.'
" 'But, mamma,' replied Miss Majorle.
I'm not playing with the aoldler. I
picked out all the officer and played with
If elected to congress this fall CaUb
Powers of Kentucky will be one of the
most-pointed -out person in Washington.
To hav been tried for murder four times,
convicted three time and sentenced twice
to die, and In the meanwhile to have
served eight year In Jail, I an extra
ordinary preparation for a congressional
career. Aa a martyr to Justice, Power
mad hi campaign for nomination, but he
la said to posse real ability of a high
Utah Flyer Extra. Haisraoai.
.New York World.
The threat of Insurance companies to
cancel the policies on th life of an aero
plane passenger If he persist In going
aloft point to th possible adoption of a
special rate lor risk ' of thi kind. Th
old prohibition on sea travel ha been re
moved, but it 1 dear that aviation haa
yet to attain a great degre of relative
safety before It can b classed a non
Our Birthday Book
pUmbar te, 110.
Irving Bachellor, author, wa born Sep
tember X. 186S. at Pirrepont. N. Y. Hi
best known book 1 "Eben Holden." H
came up a a newspaper reporter.
George F. Baer. president of tb Reading
railway, la 68 years old today. H 1
native of Pennsylvania, and got a good deal
of advertising, although not of tb d
slrable kind, out of the famoua anthraclt
Charle D. Kountse, president of th First
National bank of Omaha, I Just a years
old today. He waa born In Omaha and
educated at Yale, and succeeded hi father
aa head ef thi great financial institution
Theodore W. McCullough, managing edi
tor of Tb B, waa born September K
1HL at Klrkvllle, la. Ho learned th print
er' trad In Oltumwa way back In 1874
aod ha been actively engaged In newspaper
work for thirty year.
F. B. Philpott, in th passenger depart'
ment of th t'nlon Pacific, I 17 year old
today. He wa bora In Salisbury, Mo,
nd educated at Salisbury aoadaray. H
ha been with th Colon Pacific sine lsos.
Cl?(T' OITIO II OPERTIO.
Work In Oresson
Whither It Leads.
Th editor of the North Yakima Republic
has been investigating the workings of the
county option law In Oregon, and he makes
the following ivport:
"No thoughtful man who wants good gov
ernment and a det-ent nelghboihood to live
In nd to go further away from home than
th neighboring state of Oregon for object
irsrons which will convince him that the
county unit is no panacea for the Ills of
the liquor traffic. If he doesn't want to
travel over that state, as this writer has
done twice In the last few months, it
ought to be enough for him to read In the
newspapers of the fruitless efforts which
are being made in all the larger towns of
dry counties to enforce a law not barked
up by public sentlmrnt. Only this week.
In a town not so larg as North YaUima.
made dry against the will of Its people,
over forty Illicit whisky sellers were ar
rested, and yet the authorities confess they
nre making not the slightest lieadway
agalnat the unlawful business."
The Portland Oregoman. an honest and
perfectly trustworthy paper, confirms this
view, and further says that tt Is confirmed
by the experience of every dry county in
Oregon. The conclusion of the In vontlKntor,
which is approved by the Orcgnnian, Is thnt
he "believes In local option under provis
ions for units In which prohibition ran be
made to prohibit." That Is all that
present law accomplishes, for the prohi
bition that now exlfts "prohibits In com
munitiestowns, cities or counties where it
Is desired by the residents that it shall pro
hibit." In other communities it dots not
prohibit. The friends of the law. reHllaln
all this, are now demanding state prohibi
tion. In the beginning they took the
5;ound that every community ought to have
the right to decide for Itself whether or not
It would have saloons. That ground has
been abandoned, and the wishes of the
various communities are to be overridden
by a state law. the demand for which Is a
practical confession Of the breakdown of
the present scheme.
There la said to be three hundred million
dollar' worth of widow "eking a lonely
existence" at Newport, R. I. Don't believe
It Sugar-coated never lack any of the
sploe of life to be had In the market
Mother Jones, well known in mining lo
calities for the Interest she takes in the
welfare of the miners, has recovered from
a severe Illness and will soon begin to
write a book, for which she has been gath
ering data in the mining regions for some
Qeorge P. McKee, republican and civil
war veteran, who served thirteen years as
mayor of the normally democratic city of
Logansport, Ind., la compelled by poverty
to enter th soldiers' horn at Marlon, to
spend the remainder of his day, leaving
hi wtf in the home of a daughter.
Because she had been a model servant,
Kate Brown "has received from her em
ployer, Mrs. Julta De Windt Thompson,
wife of Dr. Thompson of Ferris Lane, a
uburb of Poughkeepsie, a gift of a new
house, free and clear of all Incumbrances,
on a lot of ample site next to the Thomp
son property. The deed conveying the
property from Mr. Thompson to Kate
Brown was filed In the Duchess county
clerk's office th other day.
Prof. Mary A. Wilcox haa been made
profeaaor emeritus of the department of
soology of Wllesley college. 8he had for
27 year been the head of that department
at Wellealey. Following her graduation
from th State Normal school at Salem,
Mass., she taught for three year. She
then stsdled In the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology at Newnham college, Eng-
Talks to People
Fifty or sixty year ago the retail bus)-
nes of the country wa corducted much
after th. fashion of some of the merchant.
of th east side of New York City.
Thfore waa an "outside" man who In-
duced th prospective customer to step
, ,. . . . . .
Cmco inside he waa at the tender mer-
cm vl nail a awn or murt Btueiiirii,
and If the first one did not convince him,
each salesman In turn took a fall out of
The customer went In expecting to be
robbed. The merchant Invited him In ex
pecting to get the worst ot It.
The first price asked for an article waa
usually three time Its actual value, the
first amount offered wa usually threo
time below the actual value.
And so the haggling would go cn, back
and forth, back and forth, sometimee for
hours. Each man distrusted the other, each
man trying to get the bettM- of the other.
and In the end. each man feeling that the
other had gotten the better of the bar
It waa legitimate business, too; everybody
did It, nobody considered It unfair or dis
There waa not much advertising In those
days one could not haggle In an advar-
Uaemflntthere must be plain statements
and definite price named In th advertis
ing. If a merchant advertlaed a certain article
and named a price thr times It actual
value his ouUlde man would not be able
to get anyone to go in-mey woum think
the price final, lnce th merchant took
the trouble to publish It.
Th flrt mrohant to advertise honest
good at honest price had a hard row to
hoe people did not believe In them, thought
it was another move to get the better of
them, and th merchant who did not want
to change, who did not want business put
on a higher plane, encouraged the people'
dlshelief, made a fine penny out of posing
Out "P4 logw la Worth
'Tot S4r'.';a.t,, " " "Ur L-"u
1 HI HI flU I
. mm m l
r. W. MENERAY CRESCENT NURSF.rv nnMPiNY
rboaaei Ball S78i tad. SIS. li
land, and at the University of Z.viruh,
where she received the derc of lh. D.
Ir. Hrlle J. Allen Is physician In ohsre
0t the Hoipltal for Women anl Children,
which hs Just been erected In- 1'a'ola
India. In honor of Mrs. William llntler. of
New-ton Center, Mass, 1'r. Allen , is a
graduated of Host n university, and pre
pared especially for hrr wol k
loaduate course In Vienna.
by a p;t-
"nut M-. M lolden U such a homely
"You have good lo ka enjush f'r Kth.
Doii When you two st.'ind up before th
treaCtier vou'Il be one of the handsomest
v.mpii ihis town ever wui.'d out.', Chl
cag j Tribune.
Kl!a-Mas Fred callid on you within th
Ian, liny or two?
r"clln- Vis: but whv do vnn a?k"
K'ln-Me told me onlv a fvr davs' ago
t'int I wna the onlv girl that he had ever
kissed, ami I lold him tj go and get a
I vputat ion.- puck.
Arthur Are yaw sure she loves you?
Jack Yea. When 1 tojd her J. hd no
tnonev to rharrv on. she hskrl me if I
couldn't borrow some." Boston Transcript
"!ld Mo'her Kve weir leave summer
anil w titer? '
"1 don't know. What's your Idea"
"I wa thinking that niRhe she wore
furre In winter." italttmnre American.
"I m afraid those young people ar
quarreling airtady!" fxrlam d Mr. Cuui
rox. "Oh. no. they're not. rep'l.-d hla wife
"The noise you hear is me urKimltng ot
their lawyer over t'T mmrUte settle
ment." Washington tar. r.
"What do Vim suppose would lie the first
effect of a law glvlig the. women the rinht
"The abolition of the practice of search
ing women for concealed valuable a; the
New York custom .office." Chicago llec-ord-Herald.
Freshman Where "ar the bathrooms to
be !n the ret dornuto-v?
Stinhornorr It's a, freshman house; there
won't be any bathrooms: they're going to
put In vacuum cleanera ilppincott Max
axlne. - . -
"That steak you ent, home' was tough,"
sa'd the hocsekeeper.
"It mi'st have been one of our specials
that we gave you -by mistake," answered
"Yes; one that we send nut with a dur
ability guarantee." Washington Star.
. IJpplncoU'a Magaxlne, ,
To be contented la Indeed most weet.
Whatever Fortune trews before your feet
I'd be contented with my lot. 1m sure,
If It were placed somewhere On Easj
vine, and thou1.
A Jug, a
We'd be. dear heart." like Insects In a rutrl
A hammock swung for me beneath the
And thou always, on hand to pass the Jug7
I do not chide mv neighbor, no. not I.
If he offended me with some action sly.
I merely sit, am silent bide the time
When I can catch and punch him on the
. ye! . '- , - - 1
I do not ask for much a nice soft bed;
A softer Job. and when perchance I'm ted
A little more than I can hold, anl then
The daughter of omo bllllonaie to wed.
A tor of love within mv spirit purTs.
So great that when up througrt :n heart
it whirls ;
I find there Is enough on hand for me
To lavish on at least tan. thousand girls.
Give me for a friend a man with spirits
Who Uhehi all 1 do with ' hi 0. K."
With cash' toi lend whaeer be my need,
Antl ne'er a though that I shall ever pay.
aa old-fashioned business men, as "stand-
patter ror thing as they were.
Tint nrAo-racalua vn Vt o " aan ti fltrrit
nd kppt on yUBlng hone8t Rooda mt
By and by the people began to think
there waa something in thi one price talk;
then they began to Investigate. Then the
aavertisers began to get action.
,. . . . . ... .
Just as soon as th people began to think.
It's all over with questionable method.
They force a man out or force him to get
in UnA mm la i i ir nrnvtn ,v.rv A m v In
thi old world of ours. . .
Advertising, and nothing but advertising
has placed the business of our country
In Its high and honorable position.
Advertising, and nothing hut advertls
lng has placed the American business man
In a position where the public believe In
him and approve of hlml
If that were all advertizing had to its
credit it would still be claSsed as one of
the greatest business building forces in
But It has more to Its credit, much
more. It has taught tb people values.
It has taught them to discriminate, It ha
made It possible for people In modest cir
cumstances to have more comfort and con
venience In their homes, to wear better
clothes, to eat better food.
First of all, by creating a desire In th
mind ot the readers for better things,
and letting them know where and how
those things vcould be had, at price they
could afford to pay.
ay making It possible for the manu-
facturer to gain a wider distribution.
Advertising is the a-reateat hnslneaa and
confidence bulldlna- for, m tha world
Try It In vour business. Mir Nonadver-
User, and ee how ouicklv and -eneroualv
the people respond to good, honest, strala-ht-
If you would like help In the way of
advertising copy and plans, Th Bee la at
A telephone call win bring a Be rep-
resentatlv to iou. ,
lie Planted This Fall
Asking Fojwcontaln planting Instruct!' "
Peonies. Uet it now n" uroar e.rh
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