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ARTISTS' COPYRIGHT. "
OBLIVIOUSNESS TO THE FACT THAT 1
. a THEY HAVE LEGAL RIGHTS.
Tho Tmv: nna tiirt cnaltj Maltreated
Copies or E-sccllc-.it ra5alus Uo-.v a
Painter Stopped Uio OfTcnse-ill"ff
Tho subject of tho copyright has recently
become very familiar: tho gallant efforts of
American authors to protect themselves and j
vu'jir uicLureii uuruau uisum muiimij uui?
of property as oven barbarous nations extend
to the owners of pots and pans, have had tho
sympathy of Christendom; but there is one
phaso of copyright matters not i.o often dis
cussed; it concerns tlio claims of artiste to
their work. An entire misapprehension of
o artist's rjghts, or rather an entire obliv
iousness to tho fact that ho has any rights, has
gotten a pood many peoplo into trouble
lately, and it i3 rather for the enlightenment
nnd "lwnefit of tho public than in defense of
the cause of tho artists that tins little juq-er is
Not only can any American art ist secure a
copyright on any composition or design ho
- akes, but any original art matter m any
pyriIrhtcd periodical is covered by that
-pyright, and any ono infringing thereon is
wblo to ruit for damages, possibly "very
.e .vy hunages.
The recent awakening in art matters liar ro
;ulted, among other things, in greatly increas
ing the number and kinds of reproductions ol
pictures; good photographs of paintings are
now made here; commerce in Ihwn competes
with tho enormous trado in forc:gn photo
graphs; more and inoro engraving of all
kinds is lieing done; American etchings, in tho
vernacular of the trado, aro having a loom,
and the cheaper and moro irx:hanical pro
cesses of repi eduction aro many, and con
stantly increasing. A copyright on a picturo
that is likely to bo popular in these cheaper
forms may bo worth nnvw hero from SCOO to
VTAKISG UI TO TIIEIIt KIGHTS
Tlio nrlists aro finding this out, and arc
copyrighting their pictures ten times as fre
quently as they did ten -cars ago, and tlio il
lustrated iKriodicalsaio also waking up to
their rights to their own pictures.. These
changes arc bringing troublo ujxm a great
many v. orthy and energetic cigar manufac
turcrs, almanac publishers, snap boilers and
patent medicine men. The taste for art lias
spread among theso gentlemen, and many of
them pay handsomely for very good pictures
to bo used in advertising, and others prefer
to get csy good pictures without pa ing for
them. It is in pursuit of this enterprising
end that the tiouhle cornea.
Every di ug and cigar shop w indow i3 or
namented with moro or less maltreated cop
ies of excellent paintings. Until somo inter
national copyright law is passed tho wholo
world of foreign pictures is open to any sort
of j irncy, nnd it is a common thing to seo
jeiu ornament of tlio Paris Salon utilized to
pread tho fame of somebody's liver pills or
Th charming httlo picture, "Jack and Mr,"
bad copies of which so long advertised a cer
tain plaster, is tho work of a Munich painter
of standing; the merits of certain cigarettes
aro sung onwors) reproductions of Gcorgo
Clarin's delightful "Frou Frou." Claiui, it
may be said paicnlhctically, is one of the first
Parisi-m aintcis of the lime. Bougureau
end ilillaisaro two other great men whoso
genius AniTran enterprise applies to tho
good of tho ornstarcb. and tobacco trades.
Without an international copyright theso
privileges are ocurcLto tho advertiser, and
tho foreign artist can't help himself.
Torriso rim ok-exse.
F. .S Church i- ono of our painters
who cm licet found it ncccssaiy to copy-
right his picture?. Theio was tome
thing m his poetic and often remi-
humorous co;ii7oMtioii3 that struck tho ad
vertiser in hisilrst excursions into tho field
of ;'it, and they havo contrived to stnko
him iuoroorle:s ever since often, alas! to
his sorrow Mr. Church ha fallen upon
him -vith the -tarthng information that his
pictures aro hi own and that tho law pro
tects luni in hu ownership.
Often ho la.i definitely lost money by tho
infruig( mint, and in such cass ho has de
manded and received indemnification; but
otherwise ho has usually good-mlsr ixlly con
tented lnmseif with stopping tl c o... "so. His
pictuio of a young woman sitt" . i :i a cres
cent moos, called 'lho "Witch'-; r-'rjhtcr,"
has lci: fcmd at vai ions Urn'' . i'tv i ;; cigar
boscs, almanacs and stationery. Naturally
-lib. i no n ore to tho ta3t of tu" g'-ntleman
who ov.rs tho picture, ai'n !o jcid a jool
round sum for it, than it i to the ttirfncijon
of tho iinter. C. Y. Turn":, J. (. Ihcn.n
and "William St John Harper arc other prom
inent painW-. . ho sufftr fieri this painful
Tho icgulsr publishers nnd importers of
copies of fo: t ign pictures hi o no legal iv-dn-ss
for their sullermga at the hands of tho
advert! .-, but they hivp iir. cited a httlo
gniuothat co:.u times bringi them iogncf.
Among tlmr copki of Ticinh, Gcrnia'i or
English pi lurct.t'wy aro l"g.uni-g to insert
n few l ;irIuetions of Aia nc.m picturcr.
Tho iivRV, irfvuro in tho immorally of tho
laws of hi. country, logins btealmg from
these supph ", and unawares appropriate ono
of tho na-Uijoct'Hl Anierican cojniihtcd
picturv -.. he: ctrKin ho ij "nabbc-1.''
Theadvcitiscr i- not tho only habitual pict
ure -trttlrr Th'Tc are book pubiisl c who
exercise enonli ingenuit" m stealing old pic
tures to tai a th? money to pay lor new ones,
if theyeouM but seo it 'I hey put m new
bncLgion .-, iihotograph theongmew so as
to rewro tho ce-mpccition, jcrhai5 chaunato
M!!i detail or small figures, and then s.vcar
solemnly ccn to tlicmschvS that tho original
creation- icAilt Cor. IIcw Yirlc Graphic.
i ivai. bcliwtlia, the Hiplorcr.
Unit- Schwatka, in command of The Times
exploring expedition in Akv-ka, h OMras
feet hifth and w.Ij''-Jlo p-'inids. It was lie
.Thodioi.rpa i-i lviii2ViUi.m'fi lntl, in
t mct, -""., w. M-'i.ccu that Sir John
ranklin t i i 1 p&rty had really perished.
t w as i.a v ho, few year; latei , mlod 1,000
'milts on a i-aft c:i the dangerous Yukon
river, in tho polar regions, and explored nl-.o
tho mr.jvins ra,3 of tll,lt prciously
nl.iion & renin. To-day the houtcnant is
suypoed to bo climbing ilt. St. Ekas, tho
ti"-hest niai: of North America, its elevation
'in almost four links. If he rra.n tlio
jiowv summit ho will bo tho first ircn to
nve" accomplished that feat. Tho Sunth-
"sonian institution wanteil to send him on tlio
. wino errand but was out of funds. Keor-
I t p:ts to bring back many facts and specimens
k. valuable to science, and to deposit them in
tho museum of natural hLtory at the Central
park, and in th museum of Princeton college,
whir. hi assistant, llr. Libbey, is v, pro-
csior. T ho Argonaut.
'othlns In the Theory.
Algernon Do 3011 Imow I dont hclie 0
thero is anjthiugin thothoowy that fish is
gweiit bwain food. Augustus Why, I always
suppcol that was a fact, llavo yon eaten
much fish! Algernon O, ya-as, on awful lot.
Augustus "i e!l, then. I guess you'ro right,
old chap Tho ltambler.
In Hie rr.iiitjost tannrr.
"Ilcmy James," saj llarjr p Bazar, "er
ircssl rei-entiy to an American lady, and in
thy frankest man-ier pc-jrjlo, his decided
iefen:i'-' for Eng'.sh p;'e and English
customs over tbco of otliar rations. IIb dc
clarod ah-o tliat ho woulil not, from choice,
make blc homo amorjr Amri"ns.'
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The favorite residence portion of the city.
Highest plot in Wichita, making a perfect
drainage north and south. Eighteen to
twenty-four feet to the best of water.
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Having just come into possession of this
desirable addition it is our purpose to at
once ffvtfde all streets, and otherwise put
this property into perfect condition for build- J
For terms of sale and. full particulars, inquire of
No. 201, S. E. Cor. Douglas Ave, and Market SL HQTCHEXN
AND OTHER LEADING- REAL ESTATE HOUSES.
S & WHEELER,
WILL BE SOLD AT PRICES AND ON TERMS WITHIN
THE REACH OF ALL.
SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS TO THOSE CONTEMPLAT
SMITHSON & CO.,
THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LOAN AND INVESTMENT COMPANY;
117 East Douglas Avenue,
Land. Loan end Insurance Agent. If one j always on h&nd. Interest at low rates. XO DELAY.
IWore mskln; a loan on Farm. Cltr. Chanel or Frronal wcurirj-. roll and xs n. Conxi In or renA a
full description or yenr Farm or Citr property. We handle Srrgo ainouna of t-oth Eastrxn and Yvnu
Capital for Investment In Rt-al EJitate. and are thus enabled to make rapid Mile.
C?orrespondcnce SollciteJ. n. L. SHITHSOX. llacacir.
J. M. ALLEN &. CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers
112 Douglas Avenue.
l. x. WOODCOCK,
B. S. GAP.UISOK,
E. A. DOKSETT.
WOODCOCK, DORSEY & CO.,
M ESTATE, ABSTRACTS & MIS
Office, Dorsey JBuilding, Opposite Court House,
F. Wo SWA.B,
(3UCCKLSOH TO K STACKM.OC
Keeps on hand Fne Goods of the latest styles. The largest stock in the
city. Satisfaction guaranteed. No trouble to show goods Call and see me
F. W. SWAB, 1st door N of County Building.
X. V. NTEDP.RLAXDF.il. President. W. W. KIRKWOOD. Land Esm!nr. M. W IVY TTV"
A. W. OLIVER. VIce-I'riNUdent. J-c "tTA. iartary
Kansas Loan and Investment Co.
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City ProDerty
Of flce3n -Wichita National Bank Building, "Wlcnlta, Kan.
S. D. PALLBTT,
OFALI.R IN -
Northern I Southern Pine Lumber,
LATH, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS.
Or,' " W,,ITB VS5(iKR!SiIr.4 a.KS'.'E .r WICH ITA, KAN
MONEY TO LOAN
City Property, Chattel Mortgages
AND PERSONAL SECURITY.
-LOTVEST -:-BATES! 2TO-:-DELA'
LB. BUNNELL & CO.
New Dry Goods at Retail !
10 to 20 per cen;. let; raii regular pr.cca. i am now recjeivinv ,
lino stock of Fall tacl Winter '
New Diy Goods, Notions, ;
Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Et
To saton nsy lr rtock oa bad. which I 'Sn t& prfe m '-i tiitmt, prrpaJ'St'-rj t Ml
ma ' JOHN G. ALLKN.
At raw xl Ktrs: St.
GLOBE IRON WORD'S!
Founders and Machinists.
STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS,
Iron and brass castings, pulleys and shaft Ing and all WacJ or n
clilnerv. House caatlnars in any design to order. Deanattm pwn.
and pumping machinery. All kinds or repalrUig done on eiiortnu
and satisfaction guaranteed.
A. I-LAGG, Proprietor
CANON -:- CITY -:-COAL!
BADGER LTJ1.C3ER CO., WEST DOUGLAS YH
C O. 1AT1D60.V, 1-rnUita? IL 8. CATJBJ, Krantorr. It W OHaA)t.--frr. Jmm. "
The Davidson Loan Company
PAID-UP CAPITAL, 800,000.
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Improved Farm and City Property.
Have Loaned More Money in Southern Kamzs than any Coxtpttn " '-
OTTICZ TTTTH ISiliiiLS'i B-VT. wt3:wt
MONEY TO LOAN
(On Chattel Mortgages and Cit)- Property,
IN SMALL OR LARGE AMOUNTS.
SHOPwT TIME AT THE LOWEST RATES,
Wichita Banking Co.
110 W2ST DOUGLAS AV2NTXE.