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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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knows when it's up to him to
Remomber that tho loft-over firecracker Is
most dangerous of all.
All right, Mr. Sioux City, we'll expect you to
reciprocate Ak-Bar-Ben week.
That good sister reformer who advocates
cheap divorces must know that she Is pulling for
Nebraska Is a fundamentally progressive
state look at Its corn, mostly "laid by" a wook
before tho Fourth of July.
It turns out that tho pops who voted to con
tinue a separate party organization nro all dem
ocrats. It's d great gamo.
No sorious accident in tho Sioux City auto
races desplto all the widely advorUecd prepara
tions to take caro of the victims.
Villa and Carranra might do worse than to
get a couple ot well-seasoned manzanlta clubs
and go out and sottlo it betwoon themselves.
Tesreau Pitches Great Game and Giants Win.
Tho strong-arm boys are tho ones who count.
Tho man who succocda Coburn in Kansas
may bo over so excellent an official, but it will
take him some time to fill tho placo of old
Perhaps wo need not wait for tho last of tho
anti-fly crusado to bogln a vigilant warfaro on
rats. It is always safe and eano to slay a rat
whonover opportunity permits.
Let tho suffrage women talk in the parks
if they want to and comply with tho rules re
quiring a permit. Frco spooch and -free press
are tho safeguards ot frco institutions.
Forty sacred Hindu bulls aro said to have
been sold on tho Kansas City market the other
day. If they command more sacred prices as
meat to Mr. Ultimate Consumer, may tho Lord
A minister has reported tho thoft in Chicago
of 104 Dibits. Try not to get them back for
they may be scod sown on good ground. Re
member the texts "My word shall not return
unto mo void."
President Wilson pounded with his fist on
the table on which tho Immortal declaration was
signed. Pretty good workmanship in those ta
bles mado by tho founders as well as In tho doc
uments they produced upon the tables.
Like tho war-time humorist who was willing
to sacrifice all his wlfo's relations to his coun
try can ror soldiers, Senator Hitchcock is
ready to trade off Congressman Magulro'o Lin
coln posimasiersnip in tho interest ot party
Samuel Oompers, official head of the great
est body of organized labor In the United States,
has put his o. K. on tho fight against the graft
ers posing as -Dusiness agents" and causing
strikes only to sell them out ior their own grood
and profit. With honest capital and honest la
bor combined it ought to be possible soon to do
away with this Insidious enemy to both.
Initiative and Bcferendum.
Tho coming Nebraska election this year finds
the Inltlatlvo and referendum for tho first time
operating In this state. The period has now
elapsed during which petitions may be filed to
place measures on tho ballot for direct legisla
tion, so wo may safely tako a survey and make
a complete Inventory.
The official ballot at tho Novembor election
will contain sovon state-wldo propositions on
which tho voters will bo called upon to pass,
threo of them constitutional amendments sub
mitted by tho legislature, one constitutional
amendment proposed by Initiative, two measures
enacted by the legislature upon which a refer
endum has been demanded, and one measure
which It Is difficult to doslgnnto properly, being
an alternative) proposition adopted by tho legis
lature contingent upon a referendum vote. The
list Is as follows:
I Constitutional Amendments Submitted by the
1. Raising tho salary of tho governor and other
2. Eliminating the rule of uniformity In taxation.
3. Permitting three-fourths Jury verdict In civil
II Constitutional Amendment Proposed by Initiation:
4. Giving votes to women.
HI-Laws on Which Referendum Was Invoked:
t. Workmen' compensation for industrial ac
cidents. . Appropriation to construct an armory at Ne
IV Alternative Referendum Ordered oy the Legis
lature: 7. Consolidation of state university and agricul
tural college on suburban site at Lincoln ot
continued separation by retention of down
It must bo admitted that for a ctart this Is
a sparing use of tho Initiative and referendum.
commendable to our self-repression, as a num
bor of other proposals which wero to havo been
launched olther wore withdrawn or did not
materialize. Tho game, howovor, is young yot,
and tho oxperlenco of other Initiative and refer
endum states has boon that It is a habit which
How About Williams T
As premier ot the present administration,
Secretary Bryan disclaims responsibility for
tho indiscretion of George Fred WllllamB,
American minister to Athens. He rofuses to
put tho Stato department under the onus of tho
rash Albanian utterance. But how can cither
Secretary Bryan or President Wilson arbitrarily
disclaim responsibility for tho minister himself?
It is not surprising that they desire to shirk tho
burden of Williams' undiplomatic interference
in a matter that concerned neither him nor his
government, But thero Is only ono way to
throw off responsibility for the man behind tho
utterance Instance Lord Sackvlllo-Wost and
his elimination for writing a foolish letter.
It Is not surprising to thoso familiar with
the political rocord of Ooorgo Fred WllllamB
that he should bo mixed up in his presont diffi
culty. Mr. Bryan, as a political and personal
friend of Williams for many years, undoubtedly
procured his appointment, although he must
have known his lack of qualification for tho
Admittedly, the United States needs greater
prestigo in tho realm ot diplomacy, but It la not
to be had po long as diplomatic posts aro
handed out as pie-counter provendor.
Tho Bee has Just rocolvod a copy ot tho offi
cial publication showing the voto cast in the
primary election held in Mlnnosota last month.
Tho total voto for governor In the throe parties
in which tho nomination for that office was
contested is asfollows:
In tho 1012 oloctlon the vote polled in
Minnesota for the presidential candidates for
tho same respecttvo parties was:
Republican (Taft) C4.S34
Democrat (Wilson) 103.4
Progressiva (Roosevelt) 12B.SW
Folks interested in political nrlthmotlc will
find material hero for figuring.
Stato Banks Still Out.
While preparations for inaugurating tho
federal rosorvo bank system are going n It is
with roluctant acceptance on the part ot the
authorities in chargo of a situation that loavos
the state banks, with few exceptions, romalnlng
out Practically all tho national banks havo
qualified as reserve bank membors, but com
paratively few of tho state institutions have
taken steps to como in. Tho point is mado by
banking experts that without them tho system
will lack completeness, because the preponder
ance of banking power in this country Is with
the state banks. Recent compilations show re
sources of state banks of about fourteen billions
as against resources of national banks of about
eleven billions. Already tho talk In Washington
foreshadows amendment of tho law to make It
more attractive to stato banks by permitting
them also to hold reserves and by exempting
thorn from capitalization requirements. But as
there is no likelihood that tho proposed changes
will be considered at the presont session of con
gross, the beginning will have to be with tho
national banks alone, and with tho state banks
occupying tho role ot "watchful waiting,"
Brief contributions on timely
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correspondents. Ail Isttars sub
ject to condensation by editor.
The OtutlnK of llernsteln.
OMAHA, July 4,-To the Editor of Tho
Beo: Heretofore I have had something
to say about the 111 considered action of
the school board In Important matters.
Tho decision of the board with reference
to Prof. Nathan Bernstein Is, to my mind,
dishonest. It Is evidence ot the tact that
the board holds Its contract obligations
lightly. It Is notice to tho corps of teach
ers on the permanent roll that uny of
them may at any tlmo be dismissed, no
matter how efficient In the school room
they may be. Nobody has ever iilleged
that Mr. Bernstein Is not efficient. As
a matter of fact, ho Is distinctively a
teacher who has the power to Impart In
struction to young men and women. He
makes nn Impression upon the student,
and he makes It easy for the student to
comprehend the subject In hand. Ho has
been of very great service to the Omaha
Mr. Bernstein was deposed because he
talked too much out ot school, It Is said.
He criticised the policy adopted by the
board with reference to the Commercial
High school, but his remarks wero mild
In comparison with those made by 'ono of
the ablest teachers In tho Central High
school not long ago, namely: "This gen
eration will not be able to outlive the
Injury done to the public schoot system
by the Commercial High as It Is con
ducted." When tho board violates principles of
good faith and deposes 'a teacher, as In
this case. It does a positive injury to the
schools. It sets a bad example to tho
students. Moreover, the best teachers In
the school will tako notice of the unfair
and Unlawful treatment accorded Mr.
Bernstein and take the first opportunity
to look elsewhere for engagements to
teach. A school board which disregards
Its contracts with the teachers cannot ex
pect to retain' the best grade of In
structors. J. B. 1IAYNES.
Morei Pny for Mnt Inspectors.
SOUTH OMAHA, July 5. To tho Editor
of The Bee: Tho meeting referred to aa
"secret session" held on the evening ot
July 1 waa attended by 130 employes of
tho bureau, and secret meetings aro not
ordinarily held at library hall. Your
article in The Bee would lead the public
to believe that all employes of the Bureau
of Animal Industry receive salary of
Jl.SOO, when as a matter of fact not more
than one-fourth ot the bureau employes
are receiving a salary In excess of 11,200
per annum, the remainder ranging from
WW to Sl.SOO. We cannot believe that
anyone will be deceived by the compari
son between tho laborer in the pacRlng
house and the employe of the government
whose work la such that the people of the
United States have confidence In the le
gend, "U. S. Inspected and Passed."
Theso employes all havo their positions
by reason of having passed competitive
.civil service examinations, which re
quire among other things that the veterl
rnrlans bo graduates ot accredited
schools; the meat inspectors practical ex
perience of not less than five years In
tho curing and handling of meats, the
sslstants and stock examiners not less
than three years practical experience in
the handling of stock, in addition to an
educational test for all classes. Clerks
tho Bureau of Animal Industry nro
required to pass a first grado examination.
Congressman Lobeck was selected by
tho executive committee of the National
'Association of Bureau of Animal Indus
try Employes to father this bill for the
reason that he represents a district con
taining one of the largest packing centers
In tho United States, and we believe that
his selection was an honor to him, to
Omaha, and the great stato of Ne
braska: Furthermore, this bill met the
approval of the house committee irre
spective of party lines, and bureau em
ployes expect this bill to stand entirely
on its merits.
There aro over 150 Bureau of Animal In
dustry employes at this station who as
citizens live and spend their salaries In
Omaha and South Omaha ana who are in
terested in the community, and they pro
test against being mado the target ot tho
press on account of political sentiment
against Congressman Lobeck. M. II. C.
noMHtto mom atts rticj
Governor Stoneman of California passed through
me city on ui way to Chicago to attend the demo
Kev. T, C. Hall ot the Southwest Presbyterian
cnurcn is leaving ror a somewhat extended trip to
Mrs. John A. Horboch, who has been visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Burke, in Arizona, has returned. Her
son. Paul, who has been studying in tho Polytecbnlo
in Troy, is also back for his vacation in September.
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Bassett ari mourning the
joss or tneir little son. Oeorge C. Bassett. Jr.
The traveling men flock to Omaha these days to
spend Sunday. From tho east west north and south
they come until the Millard and Paxton hotels ars
filled to overflowing.
Miss Minnie Megeath, who has been on a visit to
Baltimore, is again in Omaba, the guest of her
uncle, James Megeath, on Georgia avenue.
A number one butcher and sausage maker can get
a Job with Joe Bath, Palace market
Al Patrick has returned from tho west
ausa uecia Johnson of the high school teaching
force, goes to Xenla, O., to spend her summer holl
The next Nebraska legislature will start out
with a definite bill ot particulars tor its own
Internal reform. What the lawmekors will
want first, howover, will be a diagram Inform
ing each Just how it will affect his patronage
perquisites In tho distribution of doorkeepors,
committee clerks, coat hangers and cuspidor
Millionaire flower gardeners ot San Fran
cisco havo been "stung" on a lot ot perfumed
onions which they bought for orchid bulbs. Now,
down in Texas they would prefer the onions
without the perfume to the orchids. It all de
pends on the kind ot odor one is used to.
"You really cannot say what you would like
to say about men, holding the position I do
under this government," says Secretary Bryan
to The Bee's Washington correspondent. Per
haps he would like to knock somebody into
cocked hat, who knows?
It Colombia has any Important projects in
hand depending upon receipt of that twenty
five million dollars from Uncle Sam, we would
advlso making other arrangements without
Good Old Days and Now
High Prices and High Living Disoasicd
by Frederick S. Dickson in "Yale Beview.
rtoosrvrlt'n Popularity Abroad.
FOLKSTONE, England, June 24,-To the
Editor of Tho Beo: I take the liberty to
send you clippings from the London
Times about the Roosevelt lecture and
the enthusiastic welcome accorded him.
have not seen a word of adverse criti
cism In any London paper.
rtepntillcnns, Old nnd Nerr
SOUTH OMAHA, Neb., July s.-To tho
Editor of The Bee: As one old time re
publican who 'Was present at tho "get to
gether" republican banquet, June 22, I
v ant to say thtt I do not approve ot somo
things Senator Kenyon said In his speech.
It Is time the talk by protended republic
ans about ex-Senator Foraker, Senator
Penrose and Joseph G. Cannon be stopped.
They ore not and never wero bosses.
The real bosses ot this day are such
fellows aa La Follette, Cummins, Rooso-
velt with Kenyon, Norrls and Brlstow as
smaller bosses. The primary system has
done more to bring forth such fellows
as the ones I have named than any other
one thins and tho primary system has
tended to disrupt the republican party as
I predicted would be tho case when the
agitation was first started for this "rich
man's system." None but rich men can
afford to run for office for they are
compelled to make two campaigns and
rran of moderate circumstances cannot
afford to make two campaigns in order
Tho banquet made men who wero there
feel like they wore at an old time re
publican convention where enthusiasm
was contagious and many said they wish
the old tlmo convention system was in
vogue again today aa it would tend to
rouse old-time enthusiasm.
It 111 becomes some ot these western up
starts to denounce men who have made the
republican party and the party that has
made them. If Kenyon wants to heal up
the sores ot the past, he had better
quit ripping them open by denouncing
men or me republican party wno are
simply republicans without any "pro
greeslve" foolishness about It. The men
who have stood by the party through
thick and thin are Just as loyal oltlxens
ot this republic aa are those who hav
come to surface by way of the rich man'
system of primary nominations and they
are better republicans. F. A. AGNEW.
When Onr Urnnrifnthers Ate erf.
When tho increased cost ot living Is discussed
today, the complainant usually begins by quoting the
prices of rib roast or sirloin steak. In 1745, tho best
beef sold in Boston at 12 cents a pound, but from
colonial days down to a very late period meat waa
supplied In a most primitive manner. As late as the
'70s everybody, even In considerable towns, kept
chickens, and nearly everybody a pig and cow, and
all this live stock was permitted to roam at will
through the streets, Pigs were butchered In the
back yards of private residences, and the carcass
hung from a convenient apple tree. Tho butcher
bought what cattle he could and at times the meat
was excellent In quality, but more often tho carcass
was that of a cow that no longer gave milk, or of a
bull that had lost his bloom, or or a steer whose
work under the yoke was no longer efficient; and
invariably a steak for dinner was heralded by the
vigorous pounding with tho potato masher wielded
by the stalwart arm of the cook. The average qual
ity of beef was so poor that pork ws rightly pra
fcrrcd as food, and was sold for double the prlco
of beef. In 1737 Francis Fllktn notes a sale of "twenty
pounds of boul btfe" for 78 cents, which would be 3
cents a pound; cheap enough for "blfe," be it ever
Chnnge In Cattle Itnlslng Methods.
In the '70s tho sportsn.cn Joined forces with tha
Indians and with repeating arms these two classes of
savages exterminated the buffalo. Tnis slaughter
cleared the plains for tho stockmen, and In a few
years these free public lands were occupied by over
(0,000,000 cattle. Theso vast herds gave the packers
their opportunity to absorb the meat trade ot tho
country, and they set the price to t)e paid for the
live cattle as well as the price demanded from the
consumer. Of late years the best of these public
lands have been bought and fenced In by tho farmers
so that the acreage of free land open to the cattle
men has yearly become smaller and its average fer
tility also less. Hence cattle that sold on the hoof at
114 six years ago, brought $30 In 1913. Wo can scarcely
look for a reduction in price aa the result of impor
tations, though an advance may for a time thereby
bo checked. When the cattleman Is compelled to
own his grazing land the price of beef will naturally
advance until It equals or exceeds that of the "70s,
but wo cannot expect to return to the careless, un
sanitary methods of tho old days, and it Is expensive
to be sanitary.
Hen Frnlt nnd Various Other Frnits.
The growing scarcity of beef sufficiently accounts
for the Increase In price of mutton, pork, poultry,
fish and eggs, and other things that the housekeeper
would naturally atrlvo to substitute for beef. In the
eighteenth century In New Tork eggs sold for 9
cents a dozen. They sold for 6 cents a dozen In
Mississippi In 1892. There is one compensation today;
for, with the high prices and cold storage, wo get
stale eggs very rarely. Twenty years ago stale eggs
wero common, Wheat sold in New York In 1720 nt
from SI to 11.60 a bushel. In London In 1757 it sold
nt from $3 to 12.60 a bushel. Eighteenth century prices
for apples were S7.S0 ta barrel In Scotland and 11.60 in
New York. Oranges boat twice what they do now,
and lemons three times as much. Our grandfathers
nover saw a banana and our fathers paid 10 cents
piece for them, Now the corporation that brings
them to our doors nt 10 cents a dozen should In
tho Judgment of the very. wise be taxed out of ex
Hide I.fnea thnt Used to Be Bcaroew
Our eighteenth century ancestors paid three times
as much aa we now pay ror cioves, auspice ana
chocolate, four times as much for cinnamon and pep
per, ten times as much for washing blue, eleven
times as much for rice, twelve times aa much for
coffee, and thirteen times as much for sago. Sugar
that can be bought today for 5 cents a pound sold
in tho seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth cen
turies at from 10 to 28 cents. Althollgn the sugar
peopte seem willing to acknowledge that they are the
most disreputable trust In the lot, wo must realize
that they have done their full snare to reduce the
cost of living. Tea waa brought to England early
In the seventeenth century as a curiosity, and sold
at 60 a pound. During tho balance of the century,
with increasing Imports. It sold at $15 a pound. In
1753 the Importations were 4,000.000 pounds annually,
and the average price waa 15 a pound. In 1763 the
American colonies consumed 1,600,000 pounds of tea.
and paid from S1.EO to 115 a pound. In 1743 Francis
Fllkln exchanged two pounds of tea for a load of
hav. Today we pay 80 cents a pound for a quality
of tea that cost II in 1900, and 5 in colonial days. -
Wnter Flovm Up Hill in Price.
In one Item, at least the cost of living has been
Increased out of all reason pure water. Our fathers
found It everywhere, to be had for the taking; but
modern sanitation has befouled every stream, pois
oned every wtll and rendered every spring an object
ot suspicion. If thero be a "moss-covered bucket"
left anywhere, It would have to be sterilized before
using. Untold millions have been spent to give cities
nnd towns pure water, and after we have paid the
resulting taxes we are warned by boards of health
to boll tho water beroro annum, xno wor wo
get In the autumn we are told we brought with us
from the country, where the water is only less
dangerous than tho milk, usually a city araws us
water from the same stream In which it deposits its
vage with a shrug for the towns below and a
curse for those above. In the summer of 1913 a nsn,
by somo mischance, found itself In the Passaic river
and tried to escape by Jumping. Tho event waa so
extraordinary that it was soberly chronicled on the
front pages of the New York papers. Yet there was
a time, not so many years ago, when this stream
supplied much of the food of the people who lived
on its banks. We pay from 10 to 15 cents a gallon
for water with a modest pedigree, but a high class
certificate of purity costs ua 40 cents, it we return the
Jug. The man who gets this price for water is ad
mired for his Yankee ahrewaness, wnue me man
who Buppllcs us with refined kerosene at less than a
third of this price Is deemed worthy of fine and
Imprisonment The war .tariff ot 1S64 put a duty on
mineral waters, but this tax was taken on in itsu
The McKlnley bill of 1890 restored the duty, but the
democratic bill of 1S91 made mlnteral waters free
again. Tho Dlngley bill of 1897 restored the duty,
which tho Payne-Aldrtch bill again Increased, while
the Underwood bill reduced tho tax, leaving it at
about the lovet ot the McKlnley tariff. How this
was accomplished those that know are not likely to
Twice Told Tales
There are 14.7M.047 females In Austria.
India in 1913 sent to the United 8tates
China last year sent Ml students to the
United States. ,
Canadian sturgeon catoh for 1913 was
Gibraltar In isl3 Imported nine Ameri
In 1913 nearly 600 steam vessels entered
the port of Salonika.
Australia yearly Imports 2,600,000 gallons
of whisky from Ireland.
Servla this year will spend 110,860,000 on
Its military establishment
New South Wales mineral output for
was valued at fSs.SSO.TM.
Irish agricultural exports In 1913
amounted in value to $141,274,500.
Britain In 1913 Imported 27,803,154 pounds
of linen yarn, valued nt $5,442,518.
Bavaria Inst year exported to the
United States goods valued at J2,MS,RS1.
Belfast, Ireland, in 1913, sent to the
United States linen goods valued at 113,
4DJ.3U Londonderry, Ireland, last year shipped
J1.866 worth of whisky to the United
MIRTH FOR MONDAY.
Dyer Why did they make Hlchbce a
delegate to the peace congress?
Dyer He's such a good fighter. Town
"What's Clancy doln' now. Mike?"
"He's got some kind r' a nollllcal lob.
Game warden In Madison Sqttaro or
pomeinin . i.ue.
Falrfax-What kind of a plant Is the
Harrison It Isn't a plant; It's a rail
road The Club Fellow.
Aged Uncle I've Insured my life for
, in your ravor. what else can I
co ror your
Nephew Nothing on earth, uncle,
"It takes two to start a quarrel." said
"Oh, no It doesn't," replied Mr. Oabh.
-a man ana nis wire are one. ' rnua
"Jane had her fortune told yesterday."
iiiai so; wnat rtia she learn?
'That a stylish woman In a purple
wig is golnp to make trouble for her."
-Detroit Free Press.
Knlcker-DId Smith borrow money to
buy an auto? . . . .
uocKcr ?o: ne is a menrr
He bought an auto to borrow money.
N'ew York Sun.
Dyer what do you think has been mot
Influential In shaping your career?
Byer Work Judge.
"TI.UI. , . U - h k nhn h V n
no roofs over their heads!"
"I'm willing to be sympathftlc. But
don't ask m to feel sorry for people
who sleep out of doors this kind of
weather." Washington Star.
"How beautiful It 1st How beautiful!"
"Yes, It Is beautiful. It Is from this
point that no tourist has ever Jieen
able to view the scenery without giv
ing me at least a dollar tip." Paris Le
The servant girl In a suburban family
was taken to task for oversleeping her
self. "Well, ma'am." she said, "I sleep very
slow, and so It takes mo a long whllo
to get a jood night's rest." Boston
"The best of us have to be hypocrites
at some time."
"How now?" ,
"I was Just now condoling with my
neighbor over th loss of his srnpho-
phone. It got smashed last night"
HER LIFE FOB YOU,
She has lived hci life for you, given you
all her best.
Tolled with you and dreamt with you
ana sung you to your rest.
Done without and mcrlflced
And waited time by time
She has lived her life for you,
Tender and sublime.
Maybe In her hair and heart gray is
She has lived her life for you since her
love's first dawn.
Saved and skimped to make ends
rianned and dreamed away
She has lived her life for you;
What havo you to pay?
What have you to give her now. have
you thought of that?
Have you dreamed and planned It out aa
alone you sat?
Measured with an honest will
Heaping measures full
Of the things that make a life
Olad and beautiful?
She has lived her life for you, down
through all the years,
Patient, faithful, trusting, true in tho
smiles and tears.
Waited, wondered, sung and borne.
Yielded, suffered, bled
She has lived her life for you
Since the day you wed.
WALTON HTrLVRlIALL. Manager.
An Ideal Hotel with an Ideal Situation,
Wouldn't Spoil Sport.
II. Q. Wells tells a story ot a deaf old fisherman
who was out rowing In his boat one day when a
motor boat near htm sprang a leak and almost im
mediately sank. To the great indignation of the un
fortunate occupants of the motor boat the old man
took not the slightest notice of their plight but rowed
calmly along, puffing serenely at his clay pipe. They
shouted, but he was too deaf to hear. Finally, they
managed to swim to his boat and scramble on board.
He seemed surprise to see them, end was still
more taken aback when one ot them yelled indig
nantly at htm: "Confound youl Why didn't you lend
us a hand? Didn't you see we wero sinking?"
"Lor bless yen" he gasped in reply. "I saw ye
right enough, but I thought you waa one o' them
newfangled submarines!" Pearzon's Weekly.
The idea that every make
and model of motor car has
to have its own particular
oil is an idea that the hard
headed mechanic who
knows automobile engines
won't listen to.
He knows practically every auto
mobile has an oil feed that he can
He looks for a lubricant of high,
uniform quality and then regu
lates the feed to give his car the
right amount of it
will lubricate perfectly any make
of motor car now on the market
About the only complaint we get
is from the man who has been feed
ing his car twice to much of it
A tremendous amount of money
and pains is spent in making
Polarine a clean, carbon-free lubri
cant of the highest efficiency.
Polarine is stable at high tempera
ture, will feed freely down to zero
and is absolutely uniform
Be sure you get Polarine. If in
doubt send us a sample for analysis.
Standard Oil Company
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