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is ready. I f* you haven'.
>ours, it's here for you.
^ ?mil want the book,
and you'll want to sec the
t'lothes. iVew styles were
never more attractive.
Varsity Fifty Five
Suits ami Varsity Six
11 und red ( l-vercoats arc
especiall) smart this year.
Come in and sec them :
this is your in\ itation.
Suits $20 to $50.
Overcoats $20 to $98.
i hird \u.,( or. ISSd I Open
?i?. Mi w esl r-'.'tli ) Breningi
W e are closing out our silver?
ware at a discount of 33' \
per cent to make more room
for our jewel department.
Marcus & Co.
5th Ave., cor. 45th St.
T. R., Wood and Gerard
To Attend Mass Meeting
, . r
i Wood nnd An a
'amr* W. i>rrnrd will attend the ma-'
mcetinf* ??? be held in the Hippodrom??
n?.;t Sanday night under the a
of the Jai of America. Miss
Kliaabtth Mat-bury will mtroiluce a new
Mr-?. Oliver Harrlman ??'??ill appei
.? (ah <an, and Mm? i Met?
ropolitan Opera 4'ompany. will sing
H; ran of the Republic."
!' ?. N'aval Re
SSI 4 SB.
Gas Kills Many in Monastir
\ i,?-a'. v l>otii
bard men 1 of Monastir with ?gas ihelli.
eau.-intr heavy loss of life, is announceH
n oflicial atotemi
to-day, whieh reads: "1'netriy artillery
during Friday nighl throw a larga num?
ber of ihelli loaded with asphyxiating
; ulting :? heavy
?o?%- Of lite of ( ?
merous women ami ch
City Food Bill Killed
By Senate, 33 to 13
Power Denied Mayor to Ap?
point Commission to Buy
Kraat a BtalT ?
Albany, March It. Th? eity i ?
?on', food bill, introduce.!
Gilchi ? to ? npos 11 the Mayor
the neo? ai of life in emergencies,
?? ai kill? d in 1 ? ??mrht by a
voir of "? I to 13, S< niitoi <,il< hsist'l
Klon R, Browa'a soggeation -hat the
lull be starred on the (alendar and for
gottcn, evoked cau?tic eommenl from
'he majority lradrr ami a fow Tammany
"Thii i.-'i't h i.
.Tame? J. ?Talker i Democrat . "it'* .-,
(ikc h a | ? tended for r?
by tlic Board of K?timate. It [ft
of m .crn'. fron "Uncle Tom*- < ahm
The moh iorkin?; foe?! at the City Hal!
? i ?; administration offering the
bill to the Senator from the 10th i? an
.iflur instance of passinp the buck "
Gets Divorce in
Cause of Break with For?
mer Democratic Chairman
M i.-. i loi m by William
oed ;? d.xorcr from William F. Me?
Combs, formerly chairman of the Dem?
ocratic National Committee. Tli< de?
cree was granted se ?iro
in Ihe Stiprem?. Court IB SB
Mrs. McCombs is said to hr snth her
parents. Colonel and Mr?. John R. Will?
m ms, in Washington, Mr. McCombs
1 i\-r?i in New fork, and bat ? la- office
: ? 16 Wall Stro? I
"It is trui that ? re?
I ? .i ? ? ' d." he sold j ??- tei day
ginnin?-. I eon say no mon? thon 'hat."
Mr. and Mrs. Mcl lomba ?ven
in London on November T. 191
announced. 'Ihe ceremon .
formed by Father Bernard Vaughn in
the Romi ' atholic chapel of St P? ?? ?
and S*. Edward, in the pre ence o i
tnpanj Among the .
?? v. tai ?iin? Pag? Arab
to England, ami Mrs. raaos Myrt
Herrick, tmbassadoi to France, and
Mrs. Herrick; the Kari and Countess of
? ra\tu. the Karl and I Suf?
folk, the Kail and ? <?
eiirk Townsend M i
Two years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Mc? Cii.i.
The divorce action eras begun last fall
-.? hil? M i. Mel mi.il- vrai
? ? mpa go foi the oil
Senator from Saw York.
H i said that < ? .1
taken into Mi
CoT>b-'* eonftdence as to the cans? i
? ' and -ill.
Before her marriage Mrs. Mel I
was s leader in the youni
Waahington. She was once re?
engaged to < aptain Archibald Rutt?,
.i? lost on the Titanic, s
another time to Representative Gillett
Her rial riai.'. to Mr. Mc? omb rs
Before You Buy a Touring Car
Look at This
This is more than a city car. It is fast claim?
ing first place wherever automobiles are used.
It is the coming type. The ideal of sommer
and winter comf ort. Just as well adapted to
June as to December.
Come, see how d-ehghtfiQy these plate-glass sides vanish for a som?
mer day. Yet bow easily they are raised in a sudden storm. Or
to arot-d dost and son. inspect the Charmers qnaKty chassis that
insures road and street performance of highest satisfaction. Where
else do yon find Lynite pistons, or this special steel drop-forged crank?
shaft? Or this solid Hfbt-weighl steel body, and mirror finish of
beautiful Chalmers (f-aikv bfoe? This imported Bedford cord up
holstrry is used in $5,000 cars. Theie drrided Pullman style front
seats, aid dainty acceuories are made for people who demand the
And oily $1,850 at Detroit
tax C. T. SILVER CO.
SSl 1760 BROADWAY AT 57TH ST.
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\^tW BKONX BROOKLYN YONKRRS
"Bennie," Theatre Ac?
quaintance of Four Days,
Gives Himself Up
Wife Hears Him Tell
Of Three Meetings
Prisoner Detained as Wit?
ness Pawned Woman's
Ring Last Saturday
"Banni? terieui bi as ? lad I.o?
. of th?? tnntro resorts, ?ought
vainly for forty-oighl hour?, by the
police invctij-atinff the murder of Mrs.
?Elsia Lee Hilair in the Hotel Mar?
tinique Thuraday. suddenly guv?? him-,
aelf dp ?r the Sixth Hrnnrh Detective
Bureau, in Brooklyn, la?.- yesterday ',
Accompanied by * aroman, who ?aid1
ahe ??' ? '? nd i man fritad)
Acting i aptam John 11 I
"I'm the Bennie you're looking for,
captain," he laid, coolly. ??I'm the man!
who met thia afra. Hilair in the Or?
pheuni Theatre Hy name il Benja-|
min Steinberg, and I live a? 433 Killer
An nu?. Easl New York."
I'iilii.? \.i I'apidl-,
M .i,|,, trai ..? i... the aigaal for
rapid aotnn hy the police. S?.nn after
ii "' dei h was eloseted with
? ougl lin, In?pector Craj
v ' Atl .lohn P.
Bn ?eteel i
?lanhattan. There !?
? ? mur
Before bi ?n| broughl to S
ha had ;. ? taken to the Hilaii hoir... ,
Cl?nl Li t, Brooklyn, and |
positively idei tifled by I ? Ireni
. M' - Hilaii tee, ac the
"B ? 0 had -craned :,
t" pheum '?'. eatr?
woman .?<-?, found myiteriouily
,rh ?l< ? ?minatioi .. ur der
? ? ? ? ere round -.y up :,!?iig
eh ?and i e -
au rant -, in the hope of id? nt I
Sternberg he "B< to he
ant? ? Broad i tango pal?
ace \ ... ? ? ? . itauraat and I
to th? Be? on.]
Branch bureau to look Beanie overe?os
after hi an ival,
rg' examination wai
Inspect; s inounced b<
-.' ouid be held n stei ial i itnea*.
..'.?. Sternb? rg deni< ?',
? '?-?? l ?-.-'.n hoi ainee Mart h I
the Monday before aha ami killed. Ha
dented Miaa Murray'?, at ertion that be
had telephoned Mr?. Hilair on the
making sm ay?
pointment. To prove he liad not been
M r. he ?gave Inapeetor . ray the
eral Brooklyn bu
?aid, would help him piove
Raahea lur Btoraborg
?l - Murray's l< i of
dramatic. Poi ???
ment, she glared at him -*?. 11 h fla>hit.??
tood ion? halantly before
lur. Thei. with a hysterical ery,
?ought to tlini* beraeff upon him. De?
es held her bach with difficulty.
"That'i 'he man who waa with
cried. " rhal 'i Bonnie!
I'll never foi ?gel I face ai long I - !
. I ii I!, nnie, and I was with
auilt a' the *'!? do:.''
? ? ! Stsraberg, coolly.
Th? n 1 turn? d indifferently and
?ralked from the room, arith Dots?
*Leip and Carney beeide him.
Sternberg told Captain Coogblin he1
en himself up on the advice of
!.?.!!:?? th.? police eon- '
cealed. Ho had known ho mat -.'.anted
reading the Brat accounts in the
panera oi Sort. Hilair'a meeting with
him at the Orpheum. ? aptain Cough
|in rieni" 1 a nport that. Bennie had
i betrayed to the police by the
mj terioui "big blond aroman" who
w,-,- hi? companion m the theatre bos
afternoon of his meeting with
? Ir--. Hi
The police ' mach significance
to the fact that Steriiberp in the last
?hree days liad pawned el least three
of diamond Jewelry. He admitted
d ?nne hip 1"! ?- examination, ?giv?
ing the ?polies the I pawnbrok
i Rockaway avenue-. :
Brookl* ' whom he eonfoaaed
.'.'-> ring for $'J00
Saturday. Ihsninmls said to be
??orth S'.?OO were stolen from Mrs. Hi?
lair by her murderer.
Sternberg Well Dressed
-?err.ber?7 i? natty, well dres?ed ?nd
good-looking. He might well till the
-n ' r.' h ?"aneo pirate." for
? -, r. . a. coot ? ?rigiaal Beat
og their serenar o of the I
murder mystery Hi
year? old an! ?"? foot I inche? tall
wore a well creased brown chocka?
and ? light jfreen tie that marke
i id' nt ?toste for the high i
Sterr.bers; ?o'd the ponce ths
was a fur salesman and rr
money *o have boon able ' I I
trife .11 s year "_'.i>'iii vo?
~ond?. Me t of I ? -?. he said, wo
n sofa ?n I ? ? ome Wet I
ford S'reet. F.a?t Mow York, lie di<
< tvfcy he had
torceo to pawn the diamonds ha si
Sternborg Axed the time of his r
ith Mr?. Hillair a? Thur:
March S. B? was sitting ia a be
the Orphenm with ".? big blond '
an." v.-rio. the police SO]
m that part of Brooklyn, *
ned. Mr?. Hiloil and Miaa M?.
took ar-?ta. \r the same box and 'he
struck up an acquaintance. Btom
?aid Mr?. Hilair "(fa??e him ? Bod
leave the bo??. II" did ?o. n:-.d mad
appointment 'o meet her the next a
noop. Then they reioined the "
Sa? Kurles?|iie Sho??
The next ?lay Stcrnber;:
Hilair met, he said, and visited
? a*;no. a burlesque theatre on r
iitish Avenue. After the matinee ?
vent to the Plata, ? rootaarant, wl
they had several drinks and dan
11 1 o'clock Mrs. Hilair left him. St
hrt?(- laid, to hurry home ami aas
her dual role of dutiful hooaowif?
an unsuspecting husband. But be
troing she made an appointn?.'?
Sternborg the followtog Moi
On thai day they again
Orpheum. and. as before, drank
danced at the Plaza after the si
The-.? ported Bt I o'clock. Mr?. Hi
sought to i ske another en-ragerr
him for the following doy, s*?
Site toiil :
tras the ni| en she
ici.i. v. J., snd ?hat she ?? ould nol h
?h ?r?. borne i I ,; o\ le
however, says he '"'.i her he could
meet her. Hi says" he is
Sternbarg ays Mrs, Hilaii inl
ducod beraell to him as "Mro. Hi
He told bor " isl to i ?11 i'"1" Benn
A* nines, he admitted, he had ???un
?he name "Ben Sutton," and he did
remember which name he had r.*
Ml ;. Hilan?, if either. He llBCd
alia?, he explained, "because S ittOfl
shorter than Sternberg."
Wsh in Sal??iii
effort to eatobl isl
? ? last Thun
borg jra'.'e the police the name of
Brooklyn loloon, where he seid he h
Ha al?" do? ;ni ed he I
ed s matinee al the Umpire I
Brooklyn b?irlesque house, on tha' di
bei t;'? .-'?'?
?'aptain Coughlin's oil ? ?
to her husband toll of
- v. tn snothei n
"I don't kiio?. bow I'm going to u
? ? .. ? 11
".ou tell ni".'" he a?i.e.| in?
?. ruh.-. s> , i twenty yea i
Dr. Otto H. Schul? ? made
of Mrs, Hilair1 I ?
detenti ? ? ad bo? n
rot he had obtain
'?-> d?finit? resulta. Dr. Otto Kloii
of the Standard Testing Laborotoi
disposed, however, of the theory th
tha red ? ? ed o
in the hot?! room ?.??s t'ne re?
. ? ?
The police d -' ?'? ered
found in 'he bru thai
\ - Mrs. Hilaii wi - ? bloi
the poli the hair- nie tho
of th?? murderer, They also attache
discovery in ti
loom of ? paper which
wrapped about a large round bottle. N
?,...uld be found.
Mills Offers New Bill
To Tax Corporation!
Measure, if Enacted, Wil
Bring State Revenue up
, - _ . i ?rr.-j.i 1st I f Th?, Trl ,?.? -
Albany. March lt.?Senator Ogd
L Mills introduced to*nighl tha moi
importan' revenno raisi u- measure o
the session It jmo d? ?? n.
facttti ing o? poi ? ' ?iitit,;
for the present eorpt anchis?
tax and the p? ? nal pi opart] tax leviei
o? corporal on doing business in th?
The i,;!: ? ? .p,M ted bj the u
!><?i ? of the Legislature to
revenues rom corporations to aboul
?.. - ? half of which will b?
? ? th? localities in which the
Tha Mills bill leviaa a 3 p? c< I ta
on th*? net incomes ol all manufactui
ing corporation- in the state baaed <>i:
the Federal corporation income tas i'
It is the re*ult of cooperative
efforts m, the part of the legislative
? ?? rtt and the State To? Com
Vigor?os opposition to the i ??
potation tas - SXpected from manu
facturer-? throughout the state. Some
legislators believe 'he tu??-. ta\ may
di it >? some i oi poi i ? l
or out of this state.
Senator Mills aiso introduced
annually pad secured deht . invei.1
ment l ta??, ?inch takes -he nla.ee of
'he present -ecured debt t.,
i tas of two mills on investments,and
foi ' pears
f Y Ym inHir)
VA -* \Ja*hxA^t\Hja9?
SPECIAL EXHIBIT OF EjNAMELED rL'RNTl'lRI.
\\ c call especial attention to EN VM E LED FURKI
Il Ki- ni our own exclusive patterns, which comprise
.<???-, ?nexpensi ? ( ottag? Suites as well as pieces ol rare
Vmong the latci an exquisite liand-patnted Suil
and others in which unusuall) rich effecl have been .1
tained bj the combination of Antique Ivory, Enamel,
jhtened with touches of dull silver and white.
?Thcsi pieces cannot be duplicated elsewhere, though
es are no higher than those ?*-: (*'i foi patterns ?**( less
? tisttC **? "t'tli.
ORIENTAI. -.ND DOMESTK RUGS KND DRAPERIES
Flint 8 Homer Ca inc.
20-26 West 36 th St.
I New \brk
In Riverside Plan
Mayor Reports "Substantial
Progress" After an All
Changes Still Secret
Railroad's Readiness to Agree
Laid to Public Service
additional concessions by 'he Ne?
York Central in ita negotiation? "?*h
?he city on <he proposed West Side ;
improveme;:' yesterday ?esulted in the
announcement by Mayor Mitehal
progress" toward ?1'1
? 'it had been made.
Juai ?? bal eoncess 0 - I ? ? been
nobody who ?ook part in the
ten-hour conference held in Controller
Prendergast'i olice would sa?. Il
lOught, however, that the roa>l
IBeienl inducements to
hostile member? of the .
Board of Estimate to change their
Maroi Mitehel, Ira A. Place, vie**
I? ni of the Sett fork ?entra!.
and members of the port and terminal
committee met early in ?he morning
and held an all-day ?c??ion behind
. doors. In a sim lar conference
'??i Sunday Mr. Place had expressed a
trillingness to make certain important
changos demanded by opponents of the
measure. Yesterday he was -?aid to
have showed a rcodinesa to agree to
even furtn? r changes.
( ?ince??>?i?in?? Substantial, Says Ma* or
"Ti.? BS mad- are very snb
itantial," aid Mayor Mi'chel on leav
: t, (f the conference chan-.b'-r Hfter 7
o'clock in the evening. 'We had hoped
to be in a position to enumerate them
?lu*? evening, but there are so manj
icalities involved that that is im
possible. Another day " ill be con
umed m the conference?."
"Do you think ?ha* the change? made
,ii the proposed contract are sufficient
to ".?m over any of those arho are now.
?ng it '."' ? i - asked.
"That I eonnol -ay." soid 'he Mayor.
..? make any gOOSSC! a? to how
great an I great they must
he to a/in anybody ovei ."
rhal Mr. Place has indicated a road?
?i into further negotiations
lurprise to the organisations
tha* ha? e agreement. At
the la-* -? -.-m?. of the public bearings
? Ii. Plac? said thai Manhattan could
ong without *he road if il sranted
to and that if would make no further
? ? lions ni its des 'h the
It aras ?aid yesterday thai 'ne thinly
? membeis of the Pub
.. Commission to fake a hand
in the litUBtion sad compel the re?
moval of the road's tracks from "i
Avenue" had had much lo do frith the
chai i'< of attitud. ? pai
Mark Twain Works
Bring High Prices
Gabriel Weis Pays $725 for
Original Manuscript of "Fol?
lowing the Equator"
Pi \ate collector? and dealei?. fiom
many cities ti?ed the Anderson Gal
leriei ? - erdaj afternoon and last,
night at the open.ng sesaions of the
a remarkable collection of raie
bo? a. ami manuscripts formed by Miss
M. I. M??acham and by others.
Mark Twain collection com
prie? ?. and the
tnportant /.cms ?-ere beugt
\\.. ?, lie ??ave $;:'."> for the
iscript of "I* ol
Equator" .n fait, the sole
ma: oi one of lh< longest and no?'.
mportant works of the great humorist
Mr. Clemens dictated tue entire book
? tai j some ? 10,000 srords
during the course of his travel?.
With 'm? manuscript were ???? ?
two of 'he original monochrome
ind India ick Illustration? for t'.ie
book, which a/ere drawn by l>an Heard
B. \>. Clinedinst, Fredenck Dielman,
F. M. Senior. T. J. Fogorty, C ht VVai
\ G Reinhart, F. Berkeley Smith
and All.ii. Gilbert. Three autograph let?
ters and B copy of a tirst edition of the
book ?? ? eluded in this lot. Mr.
Weil also gave $.")00 each for S ?irst <?.?
?ion of Defoe's "Robinson <*rusoe." in
olumee, from the Hath and Leoris
libraries, and a tine set of the tir?t edi-;
edition of Dickens'i "Pickwick Papers."
"The Genius" in Court
For Moral Inspection
Justices Will Read and Pass
on Dreiser's Novel, Once
Theodore Dreiser, tbe author, and the
John I.are ? ompany, the publisher, of
the novel "The Genius,** ta which the
Society for the Suppression of Vice Fia*
"bjection. have decided to submit
their differed. the Appellate Divi
?' the Supreme Court.
I'ni-er. who claims that hi.? work is
of artistic and literary value, and the
publishing tirm. which admits that the
author ?rill lose more than S?O.O'
royalties if the novel 's permanent'.?,
vuppresseo. drew up a BtatOBaOBl of
atrreed fact* and a->ke(| the court to de
hetber the Society for the Sup
pression of Vice acted properly in
\<arnin,r the ? uti.pany that the book
must he withdrawn from publicat.on.
A ropy of '"The ("eniu*" irai -uh"
as Exhibit A for the perusal oi the ju?
? . ??
The Statement BOys *>?at I>rfi?er made
.?? eootraet arith the publisher? in 1014
<<) irriU I novel that wa? to contain
nothing of a tcandalous, libellou?. or
?oitiot a! character. He Pre? to receive
0 per cent .: tho proceeds from Its
?ale after publication. The book had
already brought in $8,000. Then alonp
came the Society for the Suppression of
eh ? ? * to the novel.
The lohn l.atie ? ompany decid?
obey the order ol the moral eeasorship
at tbe time, and then agreed
'?< ith Ilreisor to let the Appellate hi?
sioti say whether the hook ?hould be
shelved or circulated.
Royal Family Honors
Duchess of Connaught
London, March It. The a?he? of the
Duchess of Connaught. whose remain? ]
pr?te cremated, were interred to-day
in tbe crypt of the Albert Memorial
i hapei. a* ?\ indaor, in the preaeace et
members of the roval family
SlmuIteB eOUSly a memorial service
? a? held in We tmin-trt Abbey. It
?.?i* attended bj o?elals ?nd diplomat?,
including the American Ambitssador.
Walter II Page.
Tuesday. March 20, 1917
! ?ii? department ?a engaged in aeparatinj the theep ?si
advertising, and of the service which back? up advertising,
from the goat*?and hangirg ? bell on the goa'a It invite.
Utters describing experiences?pieasant or unpleasant?v?i|b
advertisers, whether they be manufacturers, wholesale house?,,
retail stores or public service corporations. I* will print those
letters which seem to show most typically how an advertiser's
deeds square with the words of his advertising. Only signed
letters, giving the writer's address, will be read. But th?
name will he printed or withheld, as preferred. Address: The
Ad-Vioor. The Tribune. New York
i UPPOSE yon
arara an advsrtiaing man in a constant search irr gooi
-.ml suppose yon received a letter containing thor ?tat*.
monts, written on stationery of "The Pacific Associate,! P -
Returning from an extended torn among our ?cerrespei leata la the
' ar part si ?i .*. i itral .sia, I nd In mv aoteffto?
?o be ..i ?-rea* intereal to ymii company. At leaat. I
of auch unique ???.???? ? .-.? | made uae of aoveral af them In a reeeai
'"?????ine art <?:??. h,;- .,,, nnsympctheti? ami uaneti I
iiiieo tn?t ??>'.
I iio sal know aa yes egular periodical or hou??e ortrir
bul ?yen if yru <!o i..,t these ?neidenti ara too valuable to lose .nd'
?hould be Brought oui ?it leaal in the form of a Una litUe booklet tha'
might be ? ? peraoaal covei to the best people anywhere. I an
not a commercial uritrr. and I do not know as l woul.l aran) ?o i?*a
lUCh an article :n full onleai you felt that only the b.-s< advertising
leaulta arould scent?) by ao doing but. I ?rould be glad to put theas
lern? trto nice ?hip?? for ro Aa articlr of, ?ay. I.oiin ?r. ] ?no ?
?vOa-ld cover *l.e ineidenti nicely and r.ttmct aride attention.
r'oi ir.ataree, -hit could be mon? intereating 'han the f*f\ ?ht?
roui Vacuon Sweepei ? th? ral .Ign "Implement** to he all
oi use m the ancient n aerial palace of China, arithin the ??.-alls of th?
Forbidden City at Peking? Raga and earp?ta ?re now covering th?
once bare marble and ti!?- ?Users, and there ?re ?oven or eight of jour
?weepera 's-'f- "l *l>e reaialenee of the I'resident-Kmperor. I got this
-i format ion at Aral hand in o'her word?, from Yuan-Shih-k'ai him
" f during the course of an interview on present and prospectiva
??If rrla'ions between <*hina and the United StBte?. He is a hatero'
almo>t i fanatic about it, he told m*' .?nd the compliment, that
no paid >??? |l in itself north a magasine ar'ic'.i* I u-ed ?ortii
?)' rhe things he aaid and named your product in the manuscript
already referred to, but the editor wrote me: "Fine *?utT and v*r?
iatereating, bul ? ought to ?nnie from the manufacturers through tha
?avertising manag I and be paid far." I personally saw your Vacuum
?" ? ??. : . ?i 'h. rooms formerly occupied by 'he faraeui Km
D , ??. the v.ho batid everything foreign,
Telling the rtery af tl?a pulan? incident in many other p.a."
ireught oui other items. Your iweeperi bava been triad at the eiclu
in ' Peak Hot i .,t Hong Kong, ami the manager told mr that bis neu?
?i would be for the Torriagtou ?kind!. He told me 'hat ihe -am?
attained bj their uae at the BiiMsh Military Hnsrntal
r, the -Mm i ty Pke ??n American aimv offner in Manila.
ban h? hiil heard the Tuen Bhik-k'ai ?tory, brought out a Tomngton
ei n? r ?and - id: "We must bars as good -ruse as *he r-,lai af Ch?as!
\ ? ?.voul?! - rbal '" do Without thil Varuuni Sweeper"
WIT. F. MANN?
P. S.?Vou .1 . .? ? I ?aould
. ,i .,- attar of n auneration to you, but you miga' say
?aa verj ' unbuaineaa-like." So if reu wiah to allow bm a msgar.m?
..--,..? t would be very aa auld tell m?
CVf much 10 maV ?? of the article
The chances aie that you would do jus! what the National Sweeper
( ompany di?l .accept* the offer gratefully. -\n'l then suppose aliuut a ye?*
later you saw a letter, addressed to "The Domestic Vacuum Swf?*p?r
('o.. Peona. lil." containing subatentially the ?ame offer.
"Returning from a somewhat extensive tour of the Far Fa?t _J
Australasia," il begins, "I find in my notebooks many items which surely
ought to be of great value to your company.*' It mentions the i.iue-per
cilled magazine article, expresses the ?an*.e reluctance to '1<> "coimmrM
writing,** ami describes the interview vsith the Chinese President P*
sibly for purposes of variety, the wife of the President is introiue*d ?<
an eiuhusia.-.U'- in dor ser of the Domestic "to other high ladu- of rink''
Tin- -ame ion of article is proponed, the -?am?' nonchalant referen**'?
payment am), finally, the same rate per word is disclossxt
ft i? probable that jrou would feel distinctly perturbed- onlemM
lu?! happened to be as fortunate a.s the National Sweeper Company. Th?-?
is a Domestic Vacuum Cleaner Company which had aa old western offic?
in Peoria. But its main ofli.e was in Torrinpton?the hcSM of th?
National ami >o the two ftfannix letters came into the same hands rhh]
letter from the N'ational explains their narrow escape a year a?/c;
It isn't exactly a ? but it eeitainl , . ??
out imposture. I am inelin? eve that ?tie p.-op.e who hav?
been ?tung en would ..-- 'he ?? ..i?l along to ai ' natt
>? didn't ke* ain the fact), 1 .'tu pa *in?*
ham on to you.
Way ' ? ? ?
. eta the i'?? ?? I ited Pi - an i I itened i
Il ?o happened thai about thai '.nie ira arara
. ?i from the Oi ent, and poaaibly because re? ?? proud of tin
ecord made bj ?'.-. Torrington in th? Orient m ?to hoped
? hat it m ig ivc some efl aring eu "?r' '
of Mi. Mm ' An immediate reply ruseieed
.,,'?:? queati? t aethes
ricity i ei inert to im. ling it in a:. ?'?' '"'
fore mmerliatel) wired carcellation of our ordei
Now, aImo.*t ? wing the leeeip* of l i ta.
? , nal Sweeper Co., tha Demi icuum Cleaner Co., whieh
otlieaa here in TorruiRt? n. I th? ttachod, which ?'?
old Demi 'tic Weatern office a: Peer?a, III preaumabl: '? ?ppos?*.
i i nee Mr. kfannix. ever with hi? supreme confidence, would r.ot Hst?
?ne rerve o try ii twiee in the ?ame town.
Yen have to hi te Mr. Mannis as an originator at loaaethiai
.??,. Oui off to him but at the ?ame tima we feel "hat he
?.. be nermitted at la'Z?.
NATIONAL SWEEPER I <>.. pe: S. W. V.0
Whethei or tot tins Interesting writer may i.e de cribed si ??-*1'
?/erou.- person, there is ample ami ?convincing proof thai -o con
cerna of national reputation accepted -di'. Mannix's thoroughly P!a',M-^
story at its t'ace value One used Mr. Mannix'i stor\ ? out 'heir produf?
Iioth in Inland Storakoeping for September. 1916, and as S reprint in th?'
bulletin for last December. Let us quote a few paragraph? fieatj i> jf
rompari?4on with th.- letter addres *?1 to vacuum sweeper manufacture
??liu preaeat Chief Executive of <"hina. ??oneiri ' Haag. ><
. r.thii la-t'e f? ien I of i ment
roll?n in the practice o.' hi? emii ? ssser, Yusn fl *k'ai, is tes
matter of the palacei ? I ' ?-.?par:
.lent, within tha wall? of tho ?acred I orb Id I
?aid Geacral Li ?to the writ ? reeeav
?.lemled (th? product again ?to President and I-adj Vuan when they
igen ti.-- r. itoretio ramenae Mni norial?
??'ulets and br;c-a-bra< in the ?Eastern Palace. rhe 't*Jr'r
.if the ealran-T or once mere li.e product I into ?*hina'? r'nrhidd?"
City and its omployment in bal** a Mere of the government bu ding"
i ?? *oo gooil fov en American with ??ene little pan
. and I presume H vas tele ftf?-?. 0- more t i,ie? durirj, the r,?*t
?hree or tour month? in Japan, Bong Kong, " nest?.
Philippine* and in tbl fera V''
?"When I told I-adv Stanl? of the ex-P Queenilaad,
the lory ot in ihe Preaideetial Palace a- Pek?n? "-|B
: or charmingly ir Imitable mannet and aaked:
"?Will you proa ? publiah my picture if I tell yon foro?
ing?' . .
?? -V. .i bar? dot ? i ? wren- at? saaei
?'Liny Stanley !a?::'l.ed. in ?
\ , it. nothing mere '? ?u'',,
a h. i ?i . ... Ilion other women!
'? .?.a- tnua that th - charm ag Ei | ' i patroaag?
of th ? ' ? ? pio?uet
Mr. Mannix's progresa through the l'.n Ka ;" haVV,^r,
S ?ontinUOUS and tr.erry Stream of indorsements OI American P1"0"*'
by prominent people. His patriotism in preserving them > IJ10*1 "...
mendahle. But we must confess that %\e an- inclined to ihars ths *r'r
of one of the two manufacturers-, who writes OS.
Thank you foi youi ','
.?ir 'ertei loa " queation in our mind
nosoL itelj um' l'abl? the aei
hats dons u> In pest m*-n
DWING the uaual b?
ara bear, I wiah te es ittantien te en? ftr? whieh, frem ??
txperience ii more than fair, and meat com
l ? ? Baturdaj I pun ? ? orf Automeb
pany, winch eaa demonstrated, and to ?...??
ougnly looke?i over. On Tusada) a knock i ?tartar **?* *rP*',
ant, due to a broken tooth in ths Bywh? ; I iramediatelj commune?' '??
with the .lan.lorf company, and vithout the slightest argument ??
looking at tin- ,-at. tre> turni-he.l ma with a ne? flywheel si ?*/
terms thi? in ??,>.*.?? of the fact that r... guarantee va? given ? ,h
car an?l that I purchased ama fei ?seeaiaerably lesa than their?"?
price. . ,
The courtesy and fairness with which I wa? treated have ?MOe *??
?? Mr. leaderf ?aid ha ariahed sverf one dealing with simjsa
K M H
noinnrij \ u.*t4?iiiri .
\'id the beauty of it is that everything we hear about-*? ??JJ
company hears out Iv M B.'s experience, (me man said ''He I
ipany hears out ri. N H. s e\pe
honest man in the second-hand business
ine-i man in me seronn-naini DUS)nCSS ?hC-1*
We shouldn't like to b? lievo that. Hut if there arc any ****** "^jgo
athods entitle them to a conspicuous place in a busine.?? which II r~
let'- h??ai alviut them.
i ntlv beset l>v trickster?
1 hi- oi-.tt til I nor ffiU appeal Thar tesa, March '."-. I*"*/