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You should know that
Omaha is one of the leading medi
cal' educational centers of the
country, with two great schools,
17 hospitals and 284 doctors.
In Omaha the job is still chasing the man.
Boston, where Liberty bloomed, the home
of anarchy! What a spectacle.
When the treaty is disposed of, what will
the democrats do for an "alibi?"
A city forester is recommended for Omaha,
but the pay roll looks big enough as it is.
The public is in a fair way to be informed
as to the glories and demerits of the League of
A free hclinic" for drug addicts may take
some of the pressure off the detention home. It
might be worth trying.
Attorney General Palmer says the profiteers
will get theiri hereafter. They are getting ours
now, and that is what hurts.
Reforms that result from coercion are not
reforms but makeshifts, just as bargains made
under duress are not bargains.
Mrs. Wilson continues to be the drawing
card of the president's troupe, a fact that might
suggest several sorts of comment.
Now it comes out that Egypt had more than
i million men engaged in the war, a slight con
tribution from the oldest of nations.
That policeman who shot up his own home
must have thought himself the "morals" squad
conducting a "visit and search" party.
The president asks, "Why this debate in
great crisis?" Maybe because everybody is
not willing to follow wherever ha leads.
Tag day for the Visiting Nurse brought in
a little more than $13,000, but these good
women are not superstitious as to numbers.
Senator Shields declined to sign the minor
ity report on the treaty, another good demo
cratic vote lost for the "swallow-it-whole"
; Cardinal Mercier was disappointed to find
that a New York sky-scraper was not a cathe
dral. It is in fact a temple, but dedicated to
Mercury or Mammon.
Food sent from America is reported to be
rotting on docks in English ports, because no
means were provided to take care of it. Looks
as if somebody had blundered.
An Italian photographer had the unique ex
perience of falling into Vesuvius and being
hauled out again. Those fellows will do al
most anything to get a picture.
Rain 'could not keep the boys from fighting
back in the '60s, and did not keep them from
marching in 1919. The Grand Army faced the
hail of bullets too many times to be frightened
by a storm of water.
Cotton growers are about to form an as
sociation to buy up the surplus crop and hold
it till they can get the price they want. But
this will not attract much attention at the head
quarters of the Department of Justice.
The preacher who wants communion wine
with "authority" has put a tough question up
to the governor. Regardless of the law's per
mission, it is no longer easy to secure the
supply. But, so long as it is merely symbolic
in its uses, the ungodly may be pardoned for
inquiring why the symbolism may not be ex
tended just a little farther and the partaker of
communion be enabled to imagine that grape
juice has a "kick."
Invest in a College
Present indications are that the enrollment
in colleges and universities this fall will be
larger than ever before. At the same time
the cost of higher education has increased in
proportion to everything else.
As institutions of learning are not corpora
tions organized for profit, they cannot set their
prices to keep pace with their costs. They must
either attempt to perform a larger service with
.inferior equipment and fewer teachers or appeal
to the public for the funds necessary to main
tain their standards and morale.
To all who are college graduates this crit
ical situation in higher education should come
home with special force. Every man or woman
who has spent four years at a college or univer
sity owes his or her alma mater a continuing
debt not a debt of gratitude alone, but a debt
that it is possible in many cases to discharge
in more practical ways. For the service which
the college renders its students it pays several
times over the sum which they pay in tuition
fees. It is, therefore, no more than a simple
recognition of justice that the beneficiaries of
higher education make return to the institution
which has done so much for them.
A man makes no better investment than the
amount that he puts into his education. In a
larger sense he can make no better investmeent
for his family, his country and the welfare and
stability of society in general than to contribute
what he can to the growth and material , re
sources of our colleges and universities. Mil
REPORT OF THE MINORITY.
The report of the minority of the senate's
foreign relations committee on the peace treaty
with its covenant for a League of Nations is
commended to the attention of the readers as a
splendid example of unwarranted assumption
and insincere assertion.
On what grounds can the minority justify
its statement that "delay on the treaty has been
caused by the majority of a committee known
to be out of harmony with a majority of the
senate and the majority of the people?" Care
ful canvass amongst the senators has disclosed
the fact that far mom than a majority of them
are opposed to the ratification of the treaty
without amendment or reservation. In no way
is it possible to determine exactly the state of
the public mind, but such attempts as have been
made indicate a sentiment against the treaty
as it stands such as would disprove the minor
ity's unsupported claim.
So the report proceeds through its length,
making one after another statements of fact
not yet established, conclusions based on be
lief rather than on information, and generaliza
tions where particularization has been looked
for. Dealing with the textual amendments, the
chief of which concern Shantung and the par
ity of voting power between the United States
and the British empire, the minority says: "We
see no reason to discuss their character at
length. In our opinion they have no merit."
With similar cavalier lightness and grace the
proposed reservations are dismissed: "They
are the work of senators organized for the pur
pose of destroying the league and if possible
defeating this treaty."
Why should the minority deal so frivolously
with so serious a matter, unless it relies on its
powers of cajolery to induce senators to accept
its views who might be impervious to its ar
guments. Or does it hope only to catch and
hold the mind of those who have so often been
deluded by specious pleadings of the democratic
leaders who habitually "keep the word of prom
ise to the ear and break it to the hope?"
When the Police Force Strikes.
Boston's predicament is occasion for
thoughtful consideration. Questions involved
in a strike of policemen are not lightly to be
answered. The greatest of them, that of fidel
ity to a trust, carries its own reply. When a
man dons the uniform of a soldier or a police
man, he vountarily assumes an obligation that
is not to be laid aside at his whim. He is
bound morally as well as legally to devote him
self to the protection of life and property of
his fellow citizens, to uphold the law and to see
that good order is maintained.
It is quite likely that the policemen in Bos
ton were not paid as well as they should be;
very few are, but they have taken a sadly mis
taken way of setting about to secure justice for
themselves. When the presence of the law as
represented by the police is withdrawn, the
elements of disorder assert themselves. It was
so in London and Liverpool when the police
there went on strike, and it is so in Boston,
and will be anywhere else under similar condi
tions. If a policeman were to abandon his post,
and a crime occurred, he would be punished in
some fashion; if he were to retire, knowing
that a gang of thieves would immediately loot
(the property he was guarding, he would be
deemed unfaithful. In what degree is he re
lieved from this if he acts in concert with his
fellows, and all abandon their duty at the same
What may come out of the strike will be
an advance in the methods of organizing, train
ing and controlling police. Men will be given
more detailed instruction as to their duties,
moral as well as legal, made to understand
clearer the relations between the law and the
citizen, and so developed as to more nearly
measure up to the requirements of the ideal
policeman. In the meantime, the public will
also do well to realize that it is asking for a
high grade of service, and should be willing to
properly recompense those it employs.
Why Food Prices Decline.
The power of the consumer over the cost of
living is being felt. In the hysterical proceed
ings that marked the earlier consideration of
the problem this factor was not given due
weight, but its steady and certain . application
is now having effect. We are told that the
sharp decline in live hog values, accompanied
by similar slump in other provision and grain
prices is due to the fact that consumptive de
mand has lessened. In plain words, the people
quit eating the high priced grub and turned to
something cheaper. "European demand" that
was relied on to bolster up prices on this side
has evaporated, and between the two the price
boosters have been caught Retailers have not
as yet felt the impulse, but very soon must real
ize, as have the packers and wholesalers, that
the control of the consumer over the market is
absolute. And just as soon as Mr. Ultimate
Consumer gets so he understands how to apply
this control, the greater part of the cost of
living will have been put on a basis where it
will be a'djustable to conditions. The buyer is
responsible in the main for undue prices, and
when he avoids extravagance and resists ex
tortion, the seller will come hunting for him,
with inducements to purchase rather than re
frain for economy's sake.
The League and the Army.
"It will save the world from wars and prepa
rations for wars. It will reduce armies and
navies and taxes," reports the democratic
minority on the League of Nations covenant.
Admitting that this is true, what is behind the
request of the secretary ofSvar, asking that we
set up a standing army of 500,000 men, the
greatest ever proposed for the , United States.
Only recently the secretary of the navy re
ceded from a plan he had submitted that con
templated expending immediately one and one
half billions of dollars in constructing a navy
that should be "second to none in the world."
He merely asks that we proceed on a naval pro
gram involving the addition of half a dozen
more of the biggest fighting machines ever
floated, and the accompanying minor vessels.
Do these coadjutors of the president lack faith
in the plan that is to bring universal peace
and all its attendant benefits? Their apparent
skepticism is disconcerting, to say the least.
"The law presumes a man to be innocent
until he is proven guilty," says the superintend
ent of police, defending two of his men who
are held for trial on a charge of manslaughter.
But the "morals" squad has reversed this
rule, and holds a man guilty until he is proven
innocent, and then generally declines to accept
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
The public is really not such a bad fellow
after all. He is accused of all manner of unim
aginable or at any rate unforgivable crimes.
He is a dread, devouring monster, who prompt
ly does for all fair youth and innocence that
comes to a great city. He starves the aspirant
poets and novelists. He grips the hearts of
painters with despair at his cold neglect. He
sends musicians to the almshouse. He bruises
delicate flowers of fancy to the oavement and
robs the nest of the twittering fledglings that
might one day be singing and upsoaring to
He is, in one aspect, a leering, ugly, brutal
and brutalizing creature destitute of fine in
stinct and high rapture of tremulous, sensitive
intuition of keen discernment of nice and
fastidious perception. You would not ask
him to your house, for he would track in mud
and wipe his feet (if he wiped them at all) on
your most delicate belongings. He would let
fly an uncouth jest about that which you held
sacred. He would be unsparing and unseemly
and irreverent. You could not speak or under
stand his language and you would not care to
But look again and think again. Behold and
see if there is not some virtue in this hideous
apparition. Wash his face and find what is be
hind the grime his hard labor may have put
there. See if there are not beautiful dreams in
his eyes that your passing glance considered
wild and terrible. Be patient and listen and
out of the heart you did not think he had per
haps there comes some confession that stirs
you like music. Bestow at least the benefit of
the doubt where you mistrusted. Bring out
the best instead of the worst of this strange
entity, the public, and see if, after all, there are
not admirable traits that you had slighted or
The public cannot be all bad for you and
I have seen him in action when he was strange
ly noble and true to the supreme qualities of
human nature the qualities that teach us lm
mortality and point us to the stars. We have
seen the public manifesting a subljme heroism
on the field of battle, and in the walks and the
works of peace revealing an endurance and a
fidelity not less touching and inspiring. We
have seen the public self-denying and frugal,
showing tenderness to the weak and the un
fortunate, affectionately faithful in every family
relation, supporting just causes with outpoured
earnings, patriotic and honestly religious and
insistent on decency and order. We have seen
the public doing the work of the world and
carrying a burden uncomplainingly. No we
cannot believe that the public is so bad.
Saving the Dance
The dancing masters of the United States
have been saying some things of pith and
worth during the convention of the National
Association of Masters of Dancing held at
New York. It has long seemed to many know
ing somewhat of dancing, its social and aes
thetic values, as well as its pleasures, that if
those recognized as preceptors and exemplars
would raise their voices and set their taces
against the progressive degradation of dancing
in this country, progressive degradations would
cease, and the dance could be restored to its
old estate. This is not saying, of course, that
there would not remain places where grace is
sacrificed to lewdness in the dance. Such
places always have and always will be found.
But in late years these have been the places
out of which have come dances easily to be
learned, without skill or grace, and serving only
the lewd purpose of their originators In the
low places of their origin.
The dancing masters must be charged with
a large degree of the responsibility for the con
ditions which they now deplore. They have
yielded overmuch to the importunities of young
people unwilling to take even the small pains
of acquiring those graceful steps and motions
which are a part of every dance worthy of the
name, and wanting to plunge into dancing
orgies in which all pretense of grace as well as
propriety is abandoned, and in which the awk
ward can get by with as much of distinction as
the most graceful dancers.
The president of the Dancing Masters, Na
tional association says that "the old waltz is
coming back. There will be no new dances;
only a few modifications." In truth, it is not
easy to imagine how new dances could be
made without including many of the motions
to be seen in the manifold waltz movements
of a somewhat earlier day. A few even of these
waltz forms lent themselves too much to sue-
gestiveness, and, like all such dances, they were
the easiest to be learned. Ihe professors may
meet with opposition in the effort to teach the
lesson that grace and beauty in the dance, like
all other good things, cannot be had without
work, but if they persist they can hardly fail
to win. Should they fail, dancing masters will
ere long find their occupation gone in a gen
eration which will not think beauty and grace
to be indispensable requisites to dancing. St.
Carter Glass' Patched "Pants"
The Virginia senate since Patrick Henry's
time has heard a good deal of patriotic ora
tory, but nothing, we may suppose, more elo
quent than Secretary Glass' appeal for the
wearing of old clothes to beat the profiteer.
Commending the suggestion of his predecessor,
W. G. McAdqo, who declared that "we should
use every effort to win the war, even though
we wore patched trousers," Mr. Glass said:
"Mine are not patched, but they are old enough
to be. I expect to wear this suit five years
longer if it will stand it."
If this is not a patriotic example, what is?
A suit of American clothes that will last five
years after reaching the patching state is per
haps a better suit than most people wear. But
the precedent is the important thing. When a
man who superintends the spending of billions
of dollars stands ready to wear old clothes, the
rest of the public ought to be willing to make
the attempt. Most people, indeed, who tried
the experiment as a war conservation measure
were surprised to find how presentable a dis
carded suit could be.
If we are to combat profiteering "we must
acquire the habit of strict economy and sav
ing," says Mr. Glass. Certainly there need be
no false pride about wearing of clothes after
the gloss is off. A people clad in patched
"pants" worn for a principle might even claim
an added self-respect and look upon the patch
as a decoration. New York World.
The Day We Celebrate.
Rt. Hon. H. H. Asquith, former British prime
minister, born in Yorkshire, 67 years ago.
Sir George Parley, Canadian high commis
sioner in London, born at Lebanon, N. H., 62
Dr. Francis E. Clark, founder and head of
the United Society of Christian Endeavor, born
at Aylmer, Quebec, 68 years ago.
Henry J. Allen, the present governor of Kan
sas, born in Warren county, Pa., 51 years ago.
Milton H. Smith, president of the Louisville
& Nashville railroad, born in Chautauqua coun
ty, N. Y., 83 years ago.
Thirty Years Ago in Omaha.
G. W. Lininger has received a spinet from
southern Italy. This is the instrument from
which the present day piano was envolved. An
Andrew Delsarte painted in the early fifteenth
century was also received.
Today's victory by the Omaha base ball team
gives Omaha the pennant in the Western asso
ciation this year.
Hoyt's "A Brass Monkey" was seen at Boyd's
opera house, and Prof. Herman, the great pres
tidigitateur, gave an excellent program at the
Grand opera house.
J. Wallace Broatch and Randall Brown have
gone east to resume their studies at Yale.
Following the President.
York, Neb.. Sept 10. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: Now tell your read
ers to go away hack and sit down
and keep quiet, since we have re
ceived our new orders to "put up
or shut up." And seeing we are
not to have any chance to put up. It
remains for ue to shut up or else
run our own thinker and acter, so
far as our own affairs are concerned.
But so far as his rights, that are his
by virtue of his office, the president
should be respected, and I am not
In sympathy with any one or any
measure that had any other object
in view. But Mr. Wilson takes him
self a little bit too seriously when
he goes so far as to dictate how or
for whom we shall vote or whether
we can express our own opinion on
things just as dear to us as his Ideas
are to him. And just as liable to be
correct, if we are to take his own
record as to what to expect from
him and that is an uncertain
quantity either in steadfast thinking
For it is a commonly known fact
that he has not stood still long
enough on scarcely any position he
has taken for the country to get his
views until he changes front, and
then he is the same sure-right boy
as in his previous stands. Not wish
ing to make any statement to In
jure any one, I will Just cite a few
cases in point:
First, his one-term promise; his
toll plank promise; his refusal to
commit himself in the suffrage
question until it looked as though
all the suffrage states were going
for Mr. Hughes, then he says "me,
Then he said we could not have
peace with victory, but must have
a ' negotiated peace, then we were
to have one by victory only; then
by withdrawing from foreign soil:
then unconditional surrender on 14
conditions; then refused to comply
Now he has his league pact to
cure the rest of our ills and wants
us to believe it will work. Then when
certain danger signsNare pointed out,
he says that is not binding, as each
nation can do as it pleases in those
things. Yet If we fall to take it
whole we will break the heart of
the world. In conclusion, I make
this statement: No one should be
taken for more than they have made
good on. Now, where will he be to
morrow? None can tell.
H. F. POPE.
Points Not Explained.
Omaha, Sept. 10. To the Editor
of The Bee: President Wilson on
his recent visit in Omaha did not
make clear why England should
have six votes In the League of
Nations while the United States
shotild have only one. Neither did
he pvnlnin Rnticfof.frtn'lv TtrYv v
United States senate should not have
a right to reserve for the congress
to decide about partaking in a war
when the League of Nations, which
otherwise has a right to call mem
bers to arms. Is composed of so
many members of nations which
have made a business to engage in
warfare. The expansion policy fol
lowed at the peace conference and
the desire to strengthen the navy
of one particular member is no In
dication that a change of heart has
taken place, but that the ambition
is greater than ever. Let us give
credit to the majority of the senate
for clear heads and a sincere desire
to protect the lnteresfs of our na
tion. O. R. JOHNSON.
FROM HERE AND THERE.
A first class modern locomotive
contains over 7,000 parts.
Every time the carp breathes it
moves 4,368 bones and muscles.
The average depth of the Atlantic
is estimated at about 16,000 feet.
There are tribes in India that
s ear by the head of a tiger, while
others chop a dog in two as emblem
atic of the fate of the perjurer.
Whilo the average temperature In
western Siberia is extremely low, it
is withstood by human beings com
paratively easily because of the lack
It Is believed the Nile contains a
greater variety of fish than any other
river in the world. An expedition
sent by the British museum brought
back 8,000 specimens.
Many great musical composers
had exceptionally large appetites.
When Handel dined alone at a res
taurant ne usually took the precau
ton of ordering a meal for three.
Haydn, yet more voracious, was
known to consume a meal that would
have satisfied five ordinary appetites.
"THE PRINCE OP DOLLARS."
(The Prince of Dollars, aeeklnc the
charming mermaid, finds her In one of
hta milla. Lightning seta tha mill afire
and the prince, with. Peggy and Hilly,
rushes to the reacue of the mermaid and
Into the Hre,
T7WRE!" "Fire!" shouted the
1. Prince of Dollars, rushing
Into the mill.
"Fire! Fire!" cried Peggy and Bil
ly, following after him.
"Hoo! Hoo! Too! Too!"
screeched Judge Owl like a fire
The people in the mill had been
startled by the thunderbolt, which
had crashed into the building, but
they had no idea that the lightning
had set the roof ablaze above their
heads. So they were much sur
prised when the prince and Peggy
and Billy rushed in with the alarm.
The girls Jumped up from their ma
chines and fled to the doors and
windows. And the flames were
spreading so fast that if the warn
ing had been delayed another min
ute many ' surely would have been
burned to death.
The prince showed himself a
hero, for he stood right where the
danger was greatest and coolly hur
ried the crowd to safety. Away up
at the other end of the mill Peggy
caught a glimpse of the mermaid.
She, too, was helping others to es
cape. Finally it appeared that every
one was out, and the prince and Bil
ly dragged Peggy away from the
hungry flames that were now dart
ing fiercely toward them.
"Hurrah! Hurrah for the Prince
of Dollars!" shouted the crowd.
DAILY DOT PUZZLE
He Lowered Her to Outstretched
Hawls and Himself Dropped
Safely to the Ground.
to prosecute the market man at the
corner, who, whenever the men
higher up raise the price- a cent,
immediately tacks 2 cents on the
retail price? Boston Transcript
SUMMER DRIED WIT.
"Do you know Jonea?"
"I lent him a tenner thla morning. I
should say I know him."
"You lent film a tenner? Then I should
say you don't know him." Edinburgh
"Flgurea won't lie!" declared the
"Maybe you're right," anawared tha
mild-mannered cltiaen "And yet, some,
how. I can't put Implicit faith In the
numbers that go upon a taxlcab regis
ter." Washington Star.
Yonr friend may vow that he's true-blue,
And, whpn you need him, fall;
But when Towser asserts hla love for you
Hla la no Idle tall. Boston Transcript.
There Is an elevator bojr In a New York
office building who Is among a large num
ber of public servants who resent needless
One day there entered his car a rather
fussy old lady, and garrulous as well.
"Don't you ever feci sick going up and
down in this elevator all day?'' ahe asked.
"Yes. ma'am," said the boy.
"Is It the motion going down?"
"The motion going up?"
"Is It the stopping that does It?"
"Then what Is it?"
"Answering question, ma'am." Every
The Little Profiteers.
"The Attorney General to Prose-
But who is going
PITY THE POOR OFFICER.
Has to salute 'em all, private! and all
Has to watch out for tha eonsummata
gall of 'em,
Has to make sure that they give him
the high ball,
Has to be good and behave Ilka the best
Never can go on a tear Ilk tree rest of
No raising hell Just to show off the seat
Has to be martial from toenail to
No chasing round with a skirt Ilka the
bunch of 'em.
Wouldn't look right, and they might loao
the punch of 'em,
Has to remember he sets an example.
Has to be dignified, more than the mob
More rules to follow than any low alob
Just because Ire'a got the most flashy Job
Haa to dress up like a tallor-mads
No cafe partle along with the gang
Good Lord! Suppose that the bucks got
the hang of 'em
Make army discipline blow up, ker
blooeyl No chance to go and shoot craps with the
crowd of 'em.
Has to keep moral so all will b proud
Only associate with tha hlgh-browed of
Praise be to Pete I ain't even a
Tip Bliss In Come-Back.
5 2.3 V
26 "3 3o
Trace the lines and trace them well,
And you'll see a .
Draw from one to two and so on to the
But the prince was looking anx
"Where is my mermaid?" he
cried. The crowd looked puzzled.
They did not know whom he
meant. "The girl with the wonder
ful hair! The girl with the beauti
ful voice!" explained the prince.
"Oh, you mean Anita," cried some
of the girls. "She helped us out
but we do not know what has be
come of her."
"Teacher! Teacher!! Teacher!!!"
screamed Warbler Ovenbird Night
ingale. Looking up to a window on the
second floor, the crowd saw two
girls. One was the charming mer
maid. The other was an uncon
scious worker. The mermaid was
lowering the other to the ground
with a rope made from strips of her
own aress. Kager hands stretched
up and caught the worker and the
crowd shouted to the mermaid to
jump. But as the mermaid, chok
ing and coughing, tried to climb out
of the window, she fell back, over
come by the smoke. " ' '
A cry of horror went up from tn
crowd. The whole mill was blazing.
It seemed certain the brave mer
maid would perish. Then came a
cry of hope, for the prlnoo
climbing a waterspout a nimbly 9M
a squirrel climbs a tree.
When the prince reached the eo
ond floor he swung himself from win
dow to window until he ranched
that where the mermaid had stood.
Into this he bounded, and in a mo
ment was out again, holding tha
mermaid In his arms. He lowered
her to outstretched hands and him
self dropped safely to the ground.
Now arose shouts of rejoicing.
Thanks to the dash through tha
river and the quick alarm not a Ufa
was lost, and' no one was even se
riously injured, for the mermaid
quickly recovered from her faint,
and smiled up at the prince, who
was bending anxiously over her.
"Speech! Speech!" cried tha
crowd to the prince. Then he told
them and he wasn't sorry the old
prison-like mill had burned, for ha
was going to build a better mill, ona
in which it would be a Joy to work.
And the crowd yelled In gladness.
But, when the prince turned to
look -for the mermaid, she waa not
there. Down the road was speeding1
an automobile and from it came tha
"Prince of dollars, prince of my
Sad is the fate that keeps us apart"
"Come back! Come back and wa
never more will part," shouted tha
prince. But the mermaid didn't
come back, and why she didn't will
be told in another story next week.
Another explanation of tha high
price of pork Is that skim milk,
which used to be fed to tha pigs,
is now used for Ice cream. Thla
has long been euspected. Provi
provide competent medical and
nursing care at times of confine
ment and nurseries for the
babies. They also give that
sympathetic aid which is so need
of the girls passing through these
homes are restored. It's worth
a million times the cost.
The Salvation Army
Visits All Helps All
We Need Your Help to Help
Sept. 21st to 27th.
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School Trunks Are in Order
WE HAVE THEM
ou would not, of
bcty a piano whose
tone would gradually
deteriorate, even with
the test ofcare.
Sturdiness shows all over, reinforced on all vital parts.
Cretonne lined, two trays-
$20.00 and $25.00
FRELING & STEINLE
SHOPPING EAR W
I T ITf -t-4 o .
careiuily, ana you
will find that tfve
alone of aU pianos
has a tone and resO'
improve with age.
it is highest praised as
well as niahest oried.
sJc its o fAoiv you why.
A Fine Line of Real
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Sohmer, Brambach, Kimball, Bush
Lane, Cable-Nelson, Hlni and Hospe.
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Our Cash Price Are Our Tim Prices.
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Mail Orders Filled NOW.
AJmost daily this
business with many
people who have no bank
ing connection whatever.
Sometimes this is
the individual, neces
which is not always easy
to obtain at the moment.
Would not your
interests be bet
ter served if you had
a Checking Account, Sav-
ings Account, or some
other tangible connection
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