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KELP FOR THE WORKMEN
Eefflarkable Progress Made in Foreign
Countries it Shown.
BEFORT OF THE BUEEAU OF LABOC
l'r Mm mm the Saajrct of i'.tm-
Inyera liability and Worklns
f ' rnnpfiMtUB, Ar
rerdlns; tm Ik Report.
Ths remarkable progress male to re
sent years by foreign countries on the
subject of employers' llsbtllty and work
men's compensation Is brought out by the
first of two volumes comprising tha twent r
fonrth annual report, Just Issued by the
fnlted States . Bureau of Labor, Depart
ment of Commerce and Labor, entitled
"Workmen's Insurance and Compensation
Systems In Europe." This volume treats
r Austria, Belgium. Denmark. France
Close-Range View of Diaz and His Army
RII I DF FARF FflR RIC5 CITY I Pour"' ",!(1 annually, as follows: Fall i from a mrular meal In Fmnr. the annual
DILL. Ur rMnC run DIU 1,1 ' 1 ,,tfr filh (rf.flM.ar; fresh. C.-M.; ' consumption reaches jrr.amOO pounds ami
'Is divided anii'tig the fallowing brands:
t.rle.y. ..!!., a.d V.l.e of Koo. """'-"I. S.S0n: salted. B.W; tolal. M.7
Hi:.N our I'ncle Samuel relc-
t. rated his jth 1 irth'lay an- j
nlversary vvith the I'M sd. lphia
exposition the hi dnini; cul-
minated in the rlnelis of the;
orisnal IJbert, bill en In-!
rt' . n.lcr. e da . P.i in the reUhra- 1
tion of the centt-nnial annhersar
of Mexico-" first blow for freedom,
the ceremonies havw focused In the rinsing
ate!n by the president of the republic of
the self-same belt upon which tha curate
Hidalgo sounded forth his Grito de Do
lores just 100 years before. By a peculiar
colnc-ldenr, the birthday of President Dlaa
also falls upon the eva of this date, af
fording an opportunity to make the holi
day honor the personality of the ruler as
well as the Idea of self government which
and Germany. Volume IL now In the j cU rum is eupiosed to typify,
hands of tha printer, relates to Great i 3t " our furtune to witness from
Britain, Italy, Norway, Russia. Bpaln and j specially good vantage ground the prin
Pweden. ,'cijul headline acts on the centenniij pro-
Al though systems of Insurance and com- i irram. We were to have an audience with
pensatlon for cases of. Industrial aortd-nts ! h president and view the historic pag
ars tha best known forms of workmen's ! f'nt Ihm tt.e palace. Compaj atvcly little
Insurance, the report shows that many i difficulty as encountered In gainli g ad
European countries also possess a wide J mlttance to the building, and only the
variety of Insurance Institutions for the "si.al wuits for our turn for presentation,
relief of distress caused by skknen, in- I 111 course we were not the only ones In
validity, old age and unemployment, lie- j fsct. e were the most somber among the
''aides the forms, the methods of pro- ' "ayly dressed diplomats and brightly unl
vldlng maternity benefits for wage-earning ! formed officers, provincial dignitaries in
women and the systems of pensions for j native gala garb and palace attaches
widows and orphans of wage earners ara attired with equal brilliance. As the line
described. moved slowly through one chamber after
Tha country with the most complete sys- another, we could examine the rich furni
tam of workmen's Insurance Is Germany, j ture and handsome wall decorations. At
where practically the entire waire-earnlng I the far end of the last room the visitors
population Is required by law to be pro- passed In front of a raised platform, on
vlded with some form of Insurance against 'which the president stood with his cabinet
industrial accidents, sickness. Invalidity I members behind him. He shook hands as
and old age. Benefits are also provided in each erson was presented by name, and
case of maternity for waice-earnlng women, j usually added a word to the greeting,
while for some Industries these Is a system "Too have my felicitations on your blrth
of insurance to provide benefits for the wld-i day.'' I said, "lam very pleased." he
owa and orphans ef wage-earners. Flnce ' replied.
a number of American states are consider. j The 'resident's Appearaaee.
Ins; tha enactment of laws on employers' As I surveyed him hastily, he did not
liability and accident compensation, the I look 90 years old. His hair and mustache.
By Victor Rosewater
Because of the timely inter
est in the personality of tho
Mexican president and the
Mexican soldiery, this de
scription written by the edi
tor of The Bee last September
during the Centennial cele
bration at the Mexican capi
tal is here reproduced.
compulsory accident Insurance system of
Germany la of especial Interest to Ameri
can readers, and In this field tha German
system makes an Impressive showing.
Explores Defrmy Coat.
The employers defray the entire cost of
the accident Insurance, and It includes
practically all the industrial workers in
tha country. The most striking evidence
of tha wide scope of this system Is con
tained in the figures for the operations
of tha year 1908. In this year the number
of persona Insured against accident was
bout 77.000.000, the total receipts were
about $57,000,000. the total expenditures 'were
about U. 000, 000. end the amount of the
reserve waa $2 0O.000. The number of
workmen compensated for tha first time
in tha year 31 was 143,000. Separate laws
provide a system of compulsory sickness
Insurance for wsge earners In which the
employers pay one-third and the workmen
two-thlrda of the expense. In lMM the num
ber of persons (not Including agricultural
laborers) insured aga nst sickness was about
123,000,000. the receipts were Stt.OuO.OOO. and
the expenditures were t'l.OOO.Ono. Besides
these two branches there is a third national
compulsory system relating to Insurance
lor old aga and invalidity, in which tha
employers and the workmen each pay
iaqual amounts while the Imperial govern
jjnent provides a liberal subsidy. In 1908 the
cumbtr of persons insured under this
branch waa 16.ri00.000, the receipts were
ffig.000,00n, the expenditures were e48.000.000.
while the reserve amounted to tS56.000.000.
The three systems of insurance have been
in operation for nearly twenty-five years,
and the experience under them has been
So favorable that in response to a wide
spread demand tha German government Is
now preparing to revise and extend the
system, and it is expected thst in a few
years oven greater results will be ehown
than those now obtained.
Cities rrovldo aawldJea.
A number of cities in Germany ara now
providing subaidles for organisations pro
viding benefits in case of unemployment;
thla is usually done by repaying to trade
unions and similar organisations a per
centage of tha expenditures they make for
ut-cf-work, travel, ate., benefits.
In Austria tha system of workmen's in
surance is patterned closely after that of
Germany, and provides relief for cases of
sIckneHs and accident to workmen engaged
In manufacturing and similar Industries,
though there is a separate organisation
for the mining In due tries. The expense of
the accident insurance Is borne nine-tenths
by the employers and one-tenth by the
workmen, w hlle the expense of ths sickness
Insurance la. defrayed In the proportion of
one-third by the employer and two-thirds
by the workmen. Tor the mining employes
there Is Insurance for sickness, accident
and old aae. One feature of workmen's
Insurance in Austria which no other coun
try possesses is a national compulsory syo
tem of old age and invalidity Insurance for
salaried persons, ouch as clerical em
ployes of all kinds; the expense of this is
defrayed partly by the employer and
partly by the Insured person. In Austria
the figure of the operation of the insur
ance system we also large: In 1907 the
number of prrnons Insured sirs Inst indus
trial accidents was over S.OOO.OUO; the total
receipts were ll-.'.jdO.WO; the total expendi
tures were tU.tOVO. and 13.M0 persons re
ceived compensation for Industrial acci
dents sustained In the course of their em
ployment during the year. K'ially large
re the figure of the sickness Insurance
in lSfC; tits number of persons insured
t, r .i. ,h.' .,,. .K... !P"rt themselves.
tlSJOO.SUO. Trie miners' Insurance in 1!M7
Included liU00 persons, the receipts were
over S3.0uu.00i, and the expenditures were
ntffereat Tysea ef Istsrasee.
While In Germany and Austria the work
men s insurance s slews are highly cen
tralised, in franco the different typee of
insurance are provided by a fc-real variety
of Institutions and regulated by a series
of separate lass and decrees. The insur
ance of workmen against Industrial ecrl
danta is regelated mainly by the law ol
to be sure, are growing white, but are
strong reminders of the Jet black they
once were. His eye Is keen and his
facial features firm, but not noticeably
lined by age. He wore simple evening
dress, with a broad silk band of the Mex
lean tricolor green, white and red across
the shirt bosom. He did not seem to be
as tall as I had expected probably five
feet eight inches, but then, he looked more
Impressive the next day, when I saw him
driving past in full military uniform and
coat breast laden with glittering decora
tlons and jeweled Insignia of honorary
We were not presented to the cabinet
members, but could recognise many of
them by their portraits or by having them
pointed out by more knowing frienda
For the most part they had strong facets,
and would doubtless hold their own among
men in similarly responsible positions in
other countries. I met the administrative
head of the federal district. Gov. Landa y
Escandon, who has courtly manner and
speaks English most fluently. I also met
Senor Romero, nephew of the late am
bassador to the United States of that
name, and himself now a prominent mem
ber of the Mexican Congress.
Plrtares of Mexico's Prosrreaa.
All this was but prelude to the grand
historical pageant which was to portray
the striking scene in Mexico's onward
progress. In front of the palace, stretch
ing as fsr as the eye could reach, was one
dense mass of humanity. It would be
rash guess to hazard an estimate surely
not leas than 100,000 people, and the
efforts of police and soliders to keep ope
the apace in front of the reviewing win
dows were In vain. Ths Asteca, headed
by Montesuma, accompanied by their dif
ferent tribal allies, were to march forth
to receive Cortex and his Spanish invaders
with their native auxiliaries. To get the
costumes and appointments as nearly cor
rect as possible, books and pictorial charts
in ths libraries of two worlds had been
ransacked, and I have no doubt that the
procession which we, watched was as near
ly a counterpart, except in numbers, as
that famous historical company could have
at this late day. Montezuma and his war
riors were Indeed resplendent In every
color of the rainbow thev were not
equtp!ed. however. for combating the
Spaniards, crude as were their Implements
of war, and the stories of those frightful
conflicts are more understandable after
this ocular dt monstration of the unequally
Following the mummers came five or six
allegorical floats emblematic of agriculture
and Industry and certain states of the fed
eral union. These floats were more or less
on tha order of our Ak-Sar-Pen floats, yet
without electrical illumination and being
for daylight use. perhaps a little more
finished in appearance. They were taste
fully deslpned and not overloaded, and the
living tableaux were at least attractively
selected figures, au naturels and not en
The evening demonstration found the
plaxa, if anything, still more crowded than
did the morning, papeant. The time to the
fateful hour of 11 was devoted to band
concerts, illuminations and rtreworKS oui-
slde the palace, and to a sort of reception
within It. The guests merely promenaded
up and down the long state chambers,
talked In groups or clustered about the
windows. It was an official gathering,
such a party as may be seen at a diplo
matic reception in our own White House,
but I believe less brilliant. The women
were luxuriously gowned and Jeweled, but
hardly up to our standards of feminine
Precisely at the hour, the president
waved a silk gTeen-white-red flag across
the window and pulled a gold cord that
brought peals from the bell which the
great Hidalgo had Bounded. From the
multitude below arose a tremendous shout,
the bands began to play, rockets rained
. v I
over the fire-outlined towers ml dome
if the .athedral. and the ch.itih bells
throughout th cit danced urid bellowed
la If mud. This perf omiHnc. I am t Id.
, Is Ki'Oe through every ear on the eve
1 of September 1"'. but, of course, the
l"lh performance wss entitle to an -trs
hulo and llir-piied with accelerated
I'arado of the Military.
Ths centcr.ial military parade was re
viewed by the president the next day.
This time we watched from windows look
ing out on the narrow Calles de San Fran
cisco, ths dally dress parade grounds cf
Mexico City s smart set. 1 have wit
nessed nany military displas. and the
thief interest lies In comparison or con
trast. I have seen our own troops ninssed
in large numbers on various occasions
at two presidential inaugurations, at the
New lork Columbian quadrlcentennlal pa
rade, at the dedicstlon of the St. Louis
world's fair, and for many smaller inci
dents. I have seen President Carnot re
view the French troops at Champs de Mars
on the French fete day, and I have
seen a whole German army corps salute
as each company passed the emperor and
empress as If counting their legiona The
column that marched this day contained,
according to an officer of the Mexican
aj-my, 10 (v0 men, of which about 70"
were marines and sailors from the foreign
warships, dispatched b; their respective
governments to pay their tribute of good
will in this way. The Merlcan infantry
strikes me as a slatternly lot; their uni
forms are not striking; they appear to be
overloaded with accoutrements; their
marching Is ragged; they exhibit no signs
of diLSh or vigor; they act, and in this
they act the truth, as If they were pain
fully walking in shoes when they are
accustomed to sandals or bare feet.
Closer of Mexican Arm).
The Mexican cavalry 'and light artllery
make a much better impression than the
Infantry The horsemen are accustomed
to the saddle, and their mounts are above
average. Ths artillery corps were largely
in evidence. I am no judge of guns, but
those more expert insisted that ths pat
terns are up-to-date, the equipment first
class and the quotas of different styles
well distributed. The flower of every
Mexican military parade, however, and
the pride of Mexican people, are the
rurales, the mounted rural military police.
who strike terror to evil-doers and keep
the peace throughout the length and
breadth of the land. It is aald that when
President Diaz determined, many years
ago, to rid the rural districts of highway
men and desperadoes, he sent for some
of the most noted bandits and laid down
the ultimatum that they must help him
put all the outlaws out of business, or
be would put them themselves out of business.
It took several severe object lessons to
bring them all to his way of thinking and
to enlist them in the rurales. Yet there
they are, the most splendid specimens of
horsemanship, dazzling in their silver
shimmering uniforms of yellow buckskin,
overtopped with tall sombrero of gray felt.
likewise embroidered and tasseled with
heavy silver. The privilege of promotion
to commissioned officers' rank is the priv
ilege to add a few mora pounds of silver
to the load by spreading it over saddle,
bridle and blanket.
"That captain there," exclaimed one of
our chaperones, as the resplendent rurales
were passing "Is worth (10.000 as he
stands for the melting pot." It must have
been the theory of reserving the best for
the last, that the rurales should have
tailed up the procession. The people who
had stood patiently on the curbs for hours,
took one long, admiring look at these
masters minions of the law, and then dis
persed in satisfied good humor and good
tuasamed la Freer h
According to reliable ststlstlcs. Paris i
consumes in a year M".M0. pounds of
beef, veal and mutton. To this must be
a ided 7M ?i0.Oi) pounds of pork and fc.vsi s ,
pi unds of pork products, in the polk
products are Inchidt d the sausnges. bend
c: .( se and various preparations and mix
tures of meat. !
in addition to this, says the consular I
and trade reports, ths consumption of I
horse and mule meat Is quite large. In
fact, each year 19,700.000 pounds of horse
and mule meat are consumed, representing
about 61.0U0 animal s. Ths total amount of
meats of all kinds consumed annually in
Paris reaches Uie significant figures of 155,
The amount of poultry eaten In Paris
annually reaches 4S.4O0.000 pounds, repre
senting about 15.500,000 pieces. The con
sumption of game attains S.WioOO pounds,
corresponding to mors than l.Ono.OOO pieces.
Large numbers of rabbits ar also fed and
fattened for the market and form a con
siderable quantity of food.
That the Parisians are also formidable
fish eaters is shown by the number of
to. Oysters, mussels, shellfish and snaiiS j Camembert.
also find numerous epicures, for their con Conlonnni i .
'sumption is relatively linportarit-S.SV'om Cru ere. : 1V f. Mont-lore. .VH.jno; Tort-
pouruls of osters. mussels and shellfish.
a: d l.r.Too pounds of snails and crawfish.
The Consumption of vegetables In Talis
reaches the following Imposing figures.
I General vegetables. SO, ! pounds, mush- tioncd in this rep rt and not . including
rooms. S WHI.0O0 pounds; vster cres. I;:.?"-' - I a lne and bread Is as follows: Meats. tl0 -
ttW pounds. I 71t.; fowls. .TO.nn. game. t7-"w: '.
Hal ut. .'."c'."0, Koquefort. .40, Cslital.
'."'. Munstrr, fl.frw; Hvers. f.V i0
The totul value of food products in the
French capital In year f the kinds men-
As to butter and eggs. Paris consumes
of the former annually .00v.tM pvunU
and of the latter 66.000,000. And this not
withstanding the fact that both theee
products command throughout the year an
extremely high price and are principally
produced and abJpped in from ths prov
inces. Of late je&rs Parts is consuming
many eggs imported from Germany, which
country in turn buys from Russia, Eng
land. Italy and America.
The consumption of fruit resches 46,?00.
0n0 pounds a year. All fruit in Paris Is
sold by weight, the lowest In price being
5 cents a pound and ranging from that
figure to 40 cents a pound. Bananas al
ways command a high price and are of
As to cheese, which Is never excluded
K.l'V mi; oysters, snails, etc.. ILlnlOT;
vegi tables. j:.4'.0.0n0, butter. t&,!v,M; eggs.
tS.9ta.oo: fruits. H.:9,000; cheese. K.W;
total, MS. 1.000. It can then ba affirms!
without any exaggeration that Tarts
spends annually for its nourishment ths
above total, not Including ths enormous
sums paid out for bread and wtna, those
being the chief articles of diet of ths
Bryaa IMaat stays la Maoola.
LINCOLN. Neb . March fc W. J. Bryan
ststed thst the publishing plant of bl
newspaper would not be changed to Mem
phis. Tenn. An offer was received from
that city yesterday.
The Key to the Situation Bee Trent Ads.
President of Mexico.
operation relate to distress caused by ac
cident, sickness, old age and invalidity, and
unemployed. The Belgium law of 1S
roqulres employers to pay at their own ex
pense a specified scale of benefits to work
men injured in the course of their employ
ment. A government institution offers to
workmen old-age insurance policies on fav
orable terms, while both the employers
and the workmen have organized mutual
aid aocleties to provide sickness insurance.
The system of subsidizing unemployment
Insurance, now called the Ghent
plan. originated In Belgium and has
reached its greatest extent there; the cities,
provinces, etc., in practically every pari
of the kingdom are now liberally subsi
dizing trade unions and similar organisa
tions which provide systems of insurance
fur unemployed workmen.
in Lenniark, the report shows that there
are now In oeraUon systems of accident
insurance for the principal groups of wage
earner in the kingdom, systems of sick
ness Insurance through mutual aid socie
ties subsidized by tha state, and systems
i of old-age relief for those not able to sup-
in addition ths laws of
lHt; and lid in permit tha local and national
governments to subsidise trade unions and
other organizations providing railef in
case of unemployment not due to the fault
of the worker.
Award Fixe I vim a.
In practicality all of the countries lust
mentioned the accident lnsuranoe and oom
penaaliun laws provide fur the award of
fixud sums to Injured employes without the
necessity of a law suit and without infer
ence to the negl'xlence of ths workman,
unless the employer can prove gross ns-
PAY OF SOME BRITISH MAYORS
They Ooirri Ancient Borahs, Bot
Don't (iet Mick Money Ont
Selling Pianos They "Haven't Got"
1NW. The employer Is required to provide I gligence on the laiftr"B part. In practically
at his own expanse a six Ified system of j every case the laws specify the amount of
compensation to be paid and with but few
exceptions tht amount la based on the
wages pivvlousW earned by ths Injured
workmen. Cornpi nsatlon hi ths form of
annuities is prer erred to that of the award
of a lump sum. in fact the lump sum
benefits to injured a or k mm, and In order
to protect h.iusi If he la allowed to insure
his liability under the law in a variety of
Institutions, suih as voluntary associations
of workman or of employers, private in
surance companies, government Insurance
funds etc. In soiie lndunr.ee lm,ui ance ! sward Is g.ven only in exceptional
against sickness is compulsory, but in the ! It usual also to provide that the era.
main the French government has preferred I ployer must pay tree expenses of medical
to a-rant certain privllegus to mutual sick- land surgical treatment as well as small
i .. i, ikr.u .., i sum to ueiray funeral
plying with certain requirements receive
subsidies from the national goveruuienu
In U10 a law uz enacted providing far a
system of old age pensions, though a pre
vious lew of 1 had already put into
operation a system of relief for indigent
and disabled aged persona The activities
of the Freurfe government also extend to
the field of unemployment Insurance. Since
1J6 the government has made an appro
priation of about annually to en
tourage trade unions and similar societies
to assist unemployed tnembera
telsrtass Stsallar tm Prue.
Tha a'tuaUaa In Bolgiura reeeanbles that
existing ia Praaoa; at the present time the
Various fursus of workman's insurance in
The information contained In tha report
shews that In no case has any country
after having adopted a system of oompen
xa ion or InsuruncS ever gone baok to ths
liability ui stem; in practically all of these
The following Information collected by
the I'nlted Htutes consul general at London
refers to elt'es of the approximate popula
tion of 235.000. that being the population
of the city in the l'nited States whence the
query came as to salaries of mayors In the
cities of the l'nited Kingdom.
The Lnglish city nearest In population to
the foregoing number, as far an the lnves
t. ration went. Is Newcastle, the mayor of
which receives U.i par annum. Aduiuonal
remuneration is sometimes given, to cover
expenses on exceptional occasions. There
Is also an annual allowance of 7S4 for
horses and carriages.
The population of Dublin Is 290.000. The
lord mayor of Dublin for soma time re-
cetved about 118,000 a year, but in Novem- i
ber. 1910, this salary was reduced to about
18.000 a year.
Bradford with a population of JSO.OOO
makes no allowance to Its lord mayor. On
exceptional occasions appropriationa are
made, but no portion of it ia ever used per
sonally by the lord mayor.
Bristol, with a population ef t000, al
lows its mayor 15,000 annually and ftiOO
towards defraying the expenses of a pri
vate secretary. The cost of the upkeep of
the municipal coach, men's waxes and
livery are defrayed firtctly out of ths pub
Edinburgh, having a population of 113,000.
allows its lord provost, corresponding to
a lord mayor of an Engliah city, ths sum
of 16.000 a year.
Sheffield, with a population of JSO.OOO. al
lows nothing whatever xj its chief munici
pal executive. X sic:al eommitte-e has re
cently been appointed to examine into this
question and to retort as to ths desirability
of providing some remuneration.
Leeds, with a population of C9000; Bel
fast, with a4E.sU0.and Hull, with 131.000,
make no allowanoe for tha remuneration
of their mayors or lord mayors, as ths
cans suay be. In Halt, however, at the
Urns of Uve enronatioa of Edward TIL an
allowanoe was made to the lord mayor ef
Is the most effective medicine
for the complete purification'
of the blood and the complete
renovation of the whole system.
Take it this spring.
Get it today In usual liquid form or !
cnocolatM tablets called earsaLans.
I hereby offer a reward of tJ0. good un
til next Thursday, fur the finding of the
body of my son. 8. A, Dutcher, 28 years
old, who leaped Into the Missouri river
from ths Union Pacific) railroad bridge
Saturday night. March IS- Send word to
Omaha police. S. D. DUTCHER.
I've a lot of admiration for a "live" business
house whether It sells pianos or pickles, or wag
ons or wall paper; but It DOES seem unfortun
ately that some of the "sharpest of trade tricks"
have been made use of by SOME piano houses.
When I first entered the piano business as a
salesman, these "tricks" went against me as un
pleasantly as my FIRST cigar; but I was FORCED
to become proficient at these "tricks" by 80M.K
concerns. Just as I was later compelled to DROP
them by the fair minded, legitimate establishments.
Of the latter, thank goodness, there are many, but
the "questlonables" will creep In Just as a spoiled
egg or two will creep Into a crate of perfectly good
For instance, I could never understand WHY
the laws would allow a piano bouse to advertise
competitive makes at a HUGE discount, and still
NOT have a SINGLE one of the competitive makes
on Its floors.
We will speak, for instance, of such renowned
makes as the old "Boston Chlckering," "Ivers &
Pond," "Kurtrman," "Packard," "Huntington,"
"Harvard," etc.; these makes become VERY popu
lar In a certain city or community; the dealer re
taining the agency for them will advertise their
names largely and deservedly, for they are fine,
legitimately made, honorably qualified Instruments,
SWEET toned pianos worth EVERY cent asked for
These makes will command a STANDARD
price; one family must purchase them at the SAME
prices as another, and their Immense and growing
sale will become a thorn in the side of some oppo
Now then, what will 60ME opposition dealers
do? (We of course except tha air, honest, squarely
Why, THEY will insert a list of -Bargain Pi
anos" in an advertisement and include "Chlcker
ing," "Ivers Ponds," "KurUmana," "Packards,"
etc, at RIDICULOUSLY low prices. Chances axe
they HAVEN'T one of these makes upon their floors
at all, but they wish to convey the impression that
these makes are of questionable value; that they
may be had easily at atttractlve figures.
Now HERE is where the unscrupulous part of
it comes In; such dealers do not ALWAYS state In
their advertisements whether the "Chickerings,"
"Ivers at Ponds," etc., are USED or NEW; they leave
their destructive statements to be GUESSED at.
Instruments advertised in such a manner MUST be
"used," for only the RECOGNIZED agency In each
city can secure the NEW ones.
In some cases that. I have known, opposition
dealers DID have the competing makes they adver
tised, but when looking into the matter It was
found that the Instruments were not only "used,"
but bad been used for THIRTY years.
What will the unfair dealers do when you
come to their salesrooms to SEE the advertised
"Chickerings," "Ivers & Ponds," etc.? Why, you
will simply be told that "they've Just been sold,"
etc Even If you ARE shown pianos bearing the
name you seek (second handed), the make will be
"talked down" the very piano that has brought
you to the store. Of course, the piano man who re
sorts to methods of this sort will invariably have
some "Just-as-good-or-better" instruments of his
own to offer you, but he could NEVER havs
brought YOU Into his store advertising HIS makes
and he KNOWS it.
SOMETIMES those dealers will sell their own
Instruments in cases like this, but OFTENER they
do not Bell ANY piano at all and simply leave ths
prospective purchaser with a "bad taste" in bis
mouth" about the piano business in general.
Of course, this "confession" does NOT lay any
thing against the HONEST, FAIR dealers who really
HAVE the Instruments they advertise. If they AD
VERTISE them for JUST what they are "USED!"
Such dealers are straightforward and a USED
"Chlckering," "Ivers & Pond," etc., purchased from
THEM, is as good as a USED one purchased from
the makers' representatives.
But MY advice to you, if you want a piano. Is:
Be Guided by the Reputation of the Make and
Buy Where the Make Is Handled NEW. NEVER
respond to the advertisements of dealers advert! a- '
leg makes they don't carry NEW, unless you have
FULLY made up yonr mind to own a second handed
tr "USED" Instrument.
The various abuses, tricks, subterfuges, etc.,
bearing on this subject, have become so numerous
that THE NATIONAL PIANO MANUFACTURERS'
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, of which THE BEN
NETT CO. of this city ar members, ADOPTED
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS on June 11,
"RESOLVED: That THE NATIONAL PIANO
MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
condemns the objectionable practice which unhap
pily obtains among some nnprlnclpled dealers la
this country, of quoting low prices on Instruments
which they do not represent, for the puriwse of dis
couraging buyers and unfairly Injuring a compet
itor, and that this ASSOCIATION pledges Itself to
use every means In Its power to discourage and
prevent this abuse; and be it further
"RESOLVED, That this resolution be printed
on a card with a heading reading as follows: 'Please
post this conspicuously in your office,' and that
copies be furnished at cost to the members for cir
culation among their customers; and be it further
"RESOLVED, That the co-operation of THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PIANO DEALER'S
be requested to Btop this evil."
This Article Written for the League of Anti-Contet Piano Dealers.
Copyright 1011 by T. Ttby Jacobs.
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is never written of those who cure coughs
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How to Avoid Street Car Accidents
ILAlighting From a Car
AIT until the car 6tops. Step squarely down onto the step
or running board, holding to upright band-old in front ot
you with your left hand, then step to the ground with your right
foot first, faxing direction ear is headed, and release your bold Q9
soon as your foot reaches the ground.
Always look out for passing vehicles before you ttep to the
fetreet, and it is also well to look where you are stepping, as a
depression in the street, or irregularity in the paving, may cause
a bad fall.
Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Gy. Co.
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