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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. JULY 31, ,1908.
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Piano Campaign Is On
PIANO HOUSE L
For Real Money-Saving this
Sale Will be Notable
Saturday, Aug. 1, I will open a piano campaign" to continue for 31 days,
offering piano bargains 10 the public such as they have not received iu this
locality for years. I am in a position to conduct this sale exactly as adver
tised.' which you will readily note by the reading of this ad. The most rad
ical price-making I have ever entered into will be instituted to create quick
This piano campaign is not made out of hot air it's from cold facts
actual results in business where cold dollars are at stake. I am 'not a ' be
liever in all kinds of sales, and will advertise nothing but what can be car
ried out to the letter.
Explanation of This Sale
THIS IS NO FAKE SCHEME, NO PUZZLE, SOMETHING FOR NOTHING
CERTIFICATE CONTEST, NO TRICKS OF ANY KIND JUST A
STRAIGHTFORWARD, BUSINESS-LIKE CAMPAIGN A
THAT SELLS PIANOS AT A LOW COST. ,
The 14 piano manufacturers that I represent will cooperate with me by
giving me exceptional inducements in pushing their pianos during the month
of August, it being the dullest business month of the year. In addition to
this slash in pianos and my no store expense system, I am enabled to put on
a sale that will bring results to all concerned. My piano room, which is
large and modern In every respect, was built a little over a year ago in
connection to my home. I carry as large a stock of splendid high grade in
struments as the majority of piano dealers can show and without
One Dollar of Store Expense
The past nlonths, which have been the most successful spring and
summer mouths in the history of my 15 years iu the piano business, is
evideuce" that people appreciate and are getting next to my no store expense
plan, as a dollar saved jS a dollar earned In every instance.
Many People Wanting Pianos
and cannot see their way clear to purchase, as the prices are usually so
high, no matter if iu some cases the piano Is a necessity, it is considered an
expensive luxury. Here is a chance to cut that high price in two and equip
yourself with a piano of quality. The large number of pianos I have sold in
this vicinity, and am daily selling, is evidence that my house Is strictly alive
and reliable. Kasy terms 4o all. It will not be necessary. to pay cash; the
smallest of time payments can be arranged for. Old pianos taken iu ex
change. 'Stool and scarf accomnanyingeaeh sale.
Old Phone 471 W.
New Phone 5313.
E. C. EBERHART, avc.
TWO VIEWS OF THE REMARKABLE RISE IN
POLITICS OF GREAT DEMOCRATIC LEADER
.' Few' men out of office have 'wen "
constantly in the public eye for n
stretch of years as the presidential
nominee of the Denver convention.
The originator of two whirlwind cam
paigns that ended in defont. ii!s mul
titude of enthusiastic followers now
believe be is about to start another
that Trill carry him to the White
House. To tbem. says the New York
Herald, he i? an intellectual giant, in
corruptible, the great American com
moner. dstlned to be president elected
by the. plain, people..
"NS'iiilam Jennings Bryan was born In
Kalem, Marion county, ill., en March
1J, ISfio. He was educated in the pub
lic schools nnil Whipple academy. II
linois college graduated-, him 'in 1S81.
lie being the valedictorian of his class,
receiving the degree of A. M. from that
Institution in 1M. ns well 'us from
the Union College of Law at Chicago
the yenr previous.
As a duck to water Mr. Bryan took
to politics. He was n member of con
gress from the Lincoln (Neb.i district
in lSOl-18'.tt. Iu 1S03 he received the
Democratic vole for the United States
senatorship. The Nebraska state Dem
ocratic . convention nominated liini for
United States senator a year later, hut
he. "was defeated by John M. Thurston.
For the next two years Mr. Bryan
was editor of the Omaha World-Herald.
He went as a delegate to the na
tional Democratic convention in Chica
go In ISM. where his 'notable speech
on the "cross of geld and crown of
thorns'' carried the convention off its
.feet, and he was nominated for .the
presidency, on the free silver issue, on
which he made his canvass. It was a
stirring campaign. The candidate trav
eled more that: IS.tKK) miles, making
speeches nt every stopping place. The
vote In the electoral college was 17".
for Bryan and 271 for McKiuley.
A continued campaign for free sliver
followed after the election. Mr. Bryan
lectured, on bimetallism from one end
of the country to the other until the
breaking out of the Spanish-American
war. when he raised and organized the
Third' regiment, Nebraska volunteers,
and was made colonel of the regiment.
When the time rolled . round again
for a national convention ' Mr."" Bryau
had strengthened his hold on the party
organization, and l!)i;0 saw him once
more -in the field as the Democratic
standard U-arer. This time he re
ceived the indorsement of t he .Popu
Hstsand the silver Republicans: The
issue, however, was "imperialism."
Mr. Bryan declaring that he holding
of colonies or outlying possessions like
lrto Tlico and the Philippines was
not contemplated by the founders of
the republic nor allowable under its
constitution. The result was I-""
votes for Mr. Bryan in the electoral
college and 20 for Mr! MeKInley.
These two defeats did not dampen
the ardor of Mr. - Bryan nor blunt his
ambition. Soon after the H-Wi election
he established the Commoner, a week
ly political journal, published in his
home town f Lincoln, Neb., by which
be has kept nlive the fires of admira
tion and respect in the hearts of those
whose political ideas coincide with his
own. in addition to editing his pHper
Mr. Bryan lias been a familiar figure
on the lecture platform, and he lias
issued two widely circulated books.
"The First Battle" and "Undr Other
Flags," by nil of which, with special
articles written for magazines and
newspapers, lie is said to have ac
quired a considerable fortune. He has
also been something of a farmer. But
it Is suspected this has been for pleas
ure and not for revenue only.
On the occasion of a tour around the
world made by Mr. Bryan withiu the
last two years lie was treated with
marked respect In the many countries
which he visited. Japan, China, Bus
sia. Eugland and. continental Europe
rendered him distinguished honor He
had an audience with King Edward.
The lord chancellor of England com
mended h'lm . before the interparlia
mentary conference, which cheered his
speech iu favor' of his international
peace resolution and promptly adopt
ed Jt- This resolution did much to
change the opinions of those who had
regarded Mr. Bryan as a ranting po
litical fanatic and dangerous dema
gogue. In fact, the idea spread that
Mr. Bryan had become a philosopher,
that his ideas had broadened and that
he was. no longer, the radical Bryan
in the land is not
always the most costly.
25 Ounces for 25 Cents
Is the result of modem ideas. Costs
less. Does better work. You must
try it to see. Get a can on trial,
The baking will be vastly better, :
lignter and tastier or we pay
for the can.
Jaques Mtg. Co,
of the convention of "1S0G."" His' views
advocating federal control of rail
roads, expounded on his return from
Europe, were thus a great surprise to
the Democrats of the east, with
whom he was becoming extremely
Many reasons are advanced for Mr.
Bryan's, continuation In the public eye
after two crushing defeats. Those
who admit his great ability as a pub
lic speaker, his intellectual gifts, his
fire and force in all that he under
takes, say that his prominence is not
title, to. these things alone. They laud
him as a type of the self made Ameri
can, of good mora! principles, definite
alms and determined wl!l. They bi
lleve in him ns the exponent of the
American , doctrine of equality to all
and favor to none. Moreover. Mr.
Bryan has a marked dash of sentl
mentalism In his makeup This m
peais strongly to the women or tn
west, who have done not a little to
ward making him popular, and keep
ing him' at the front- His wife was
his classmate In college In .the can
vass of 1S96 she accompanied him
wherever he went, and he reposed
much confidence in her judgment in
the political movements, which to
most women would be a maze and as
Incomprehensible as a plan of battle.
Mr. Bryan' started life as a poor
boy, and while in the public school
he worked on a farm. Ail through
life he has leen a hard worker and
conscientious man. During his law
studies he was connected with th"
office of Senator Lyman Trumbull and
on completing his studies returned to
Jacksonville to practice. Here his
struggles have been likened to those
of Lincoln, under the same conditions
In the same state. At first his prac
tice did not amount to much. Much
of his- time was given to speech mak
ing In the country districts. The man
agers of every camp meeting v and
country fair wanted young Bryan to
talk to the crowd. He was fond. too.
of fiequentiug a certain village gro
cery store to exchange witticisms with
the sages of the towu. Here the fate
of the nation was nichtiy settled, to
be decided again when the debaters
gathered next night. around the crack
er box or whittled the benches out
side. It was hi 1887 that Mr. Bryan decid
ed to go west. He arrived in Lincoln.
Nebcin October of that yenr and be
came a member of the law firm of Tal
bot & Bryan. He had known Talbot
In Illinois, and It was he who had in
duced him to go to-Nebraska. Bryan
at once attracted attention a an ora
tor, but for a long time, his fame did
not extend beyond the district. In
1SS9 Bryan wrote to J. Sterling Mor
ton, the Democratic nominee for con
gress, afterward President Cleveland's
secretary, of agriculture, asking- per
mission to take the stump for him.
Morton had heard Bryan, and he ac
cepted the offer. Morton was defeated
in the political revolution of that year
and O'Counell. the Republican, elected
by more than 3.000 majority. But the
defeat .Morton caused the birth of
Bryan as a political power. He had
Interested the people in himself by
his oratory; and the politicians were
forced to take him up. He made a
flg1it;for the Democratic nomination
the next year and captured It. That
was the year of the Republican slump.
The district repudiated O'Connell and
the McKlnley tariff and gave Bryan
if s old time ' Democratic; plurality ot
7.000. - ; - ' ' " -v. -f- '
- It is said the "cross of '. gold v" arid
crown of .thorns' speech ; made Bryan
a national " figure. It is" an unusual
combination of luck and the intelli
gent seizing of an opportunity. Mr.
Bryan had seen his chance when the
Democrats began to tinker In the
house with the tariff. The wave of
Populism then at its height had filled
the house with 'men of mediocre abil
ity. Among the new members of
merit Bryan stood pre-eminent by rea-,
son of his intellectuality and power in
debate. He Itecame a leader, and, be
ing precise hi his words, graceful in
manner, master of sarcasm and irony,
he soon bad a large following. The
Chicago convention, full of men of
Populist ic tendency, was as gunpow
der to the fire of earnestness supplied
by Bryan in his famous speech. ' He
carried them oft their feet, and he
awoke-to find uipj.se! f famous. v
His genial disposition and kindly na
ture are as ofteu'' spoken of by Bryants
friends as, his ability and uprightness
of character. Ills home life Is declar
ed idea!.- The family lives at Fairview.
a beautiful country home, which Mr.
Bryan insists every one shall regard
as a farm. Ttere is no pomp there.
The family is astir at 7 o'clock every
morning and at half pnst 7 sits down
to breakfast: - " . -.
This "breakfast is a hearty ope. Aft
er that the. farmer-editor plunges Into
his work of , the day by opeuing the
mail received by free rural delivery
Whop Mrs. Bryan has -'-finished .' her
household duties she becomes a . ste
nographer and takes down the an
swers to her husband's letters. H
then dictates to her most of his edi
The Bryaus have three childreu
Ruth Bryan I.cavitt. wife of an artist
now in Paris: William Jennings Bry
an: Jr., and Miss Grace Brypn, who
attends school in Virginia. Mrsv
Leavitt has two little children, one
Ruth, named after her mother, who
is four. . and Bryan, who !s nearly
three years old. These wo are the
two real rulers of he household. So
cial 'life at Kairview, is very demo
era tie The family has a great ?aany
friends in Lineolu. and thbre Is much
visiting to and fro. The "farm"
abounds with attractions both bucoli?
and urban. There are plenty of horses
and dogs and barns and crops and
shady nooksa Horary filled with wei'.
selected books and a porch whcre-al'.
visitors are cordially received and
made to fee! that they are -welcome
to a wcU appointed, thoroughly. Amer
ican home. - .
Up to Date Pay Car.
A new pay car has recently been
put Into commission on the Mouonga
hela and Conemaugh divisions of the
Pennsylvania railroad. , It has a fine
shower bath., the first to be Installed
in any car of its kind in the United
States. There are six sleeping cots of
gleaming brass, and the interior of
the car looks like an arsenal, for ft
has a complete set- of - the '. latest
shooting arms. ; calculated ; to dis
courage the pilfering ambitions of the
nerviest. Individual. , '.There is a bur
glar proof safe, which only time can
unlock when set. " The banking end
of the coach can be converted at .trill
into an observation parlor and an le
gantljr appointed superintendent's of
flee. ; , --.'.-
' VOn Uta For Chalk.
"I read In some paper the other day.?
tint young man said. "of the arrival of
a shipload of chalk. ' nud I wo:cr.l
what under the canopy anyliody could
want of a shipload of chalk and what
they use chalk for anyway.
"Going home last night I got half a
dozen little spatters of mud on my
shirt bosom and collar, and I'd got to
go out again right away, and I really
didn't. have time to change my apparel,
but there were those spatters of mud.
"'Just wait n minute.' said my room
mate, who knows several things, and
he went to his chiffon lor mid got out
at piece of chalk, with which he deftly
chalked over those little mud spots so
that they didn't show.
"'There.' he said, '1 guess they'll go
all right now at night.'
"And they did. I am still. wondering
what anybody should want of a ship
load pf chalk, but I have now discov
ered at least one of chalk's uses." '
- Grouping of Accident Reports.
The American Anti-accident associa
tion, whose headquarters are at
Sharpsville, Pa., recently adopted the
, Resolved. That in view of the appalling
number . or accidents occurring daily
throughout the United States, resulting
in the killing and maiming of over l.iino
men. women and children and rosullins
In enormous financial losses, and lecos
nizing the powerful Influence of the pub
tic press as an educational factor, the
association hereby appeals to the press of
America to use .its Influence in the mat
ter of prevention, of accidents by adopt
ing the plan of placing all accidents un
der a regular heading, as is done with
sporting news, financial and other fea
Resolved. That it is the belief of this
association that such featuring of acci
dents would tend to bring the matter
more closelr to the attention of the
masses, makinga deeper impression I'pon
the public mind., causing people to mora
carefully consider their causes and pos
slble prevention, which, we believe, would
result in a lasting benefit to mankind.
Panama Mosquitoes, f
A visitor to the canal zone of Patt
ania can have the privilege of an in
troduction to not less than eighty-three
species of mosquitoes, thirty of them
found nowhere eisiv'. Fortunately they
do not al bite, and the contagion of
yellow fever is carried Ly only one of
them. Certain genera, technically called
niegarhinus. psorophora and lutzla. are
found, which instead of spreading any
disease hostile to men wage war on
their weaker cousius and at times even
on their brothers and sisters. The yel
low fever mosquito, the only kind In
America spreading this infection, sci
entifically called stegomyia. Is very
scarce. It is possible to live for weeks
on the line of the canal without seeing
a single specimen.-This mosquito is a
strictly domestic insect, never found
away from man. It breeds only in
artificial receptacles, such as barrels,
water coolers, bottles and tin cans In
and around human habitations. Chi
NEW NOISELESS GUN
POWERFUL STEEL WEAPON TO FIRE 50,000 SHOTS A MINUTE
LOOKS LIKE COFFEE GRINDER NEEDS. NO BARREL.
A noiseless "gun. using no gunpow
der, calculated to tire 50.000 shots per
minute and which has a range of .XX)
yards, has been iuvented by Wiiiiam
Patten, twonty-.seven years old. a resi
dent of New York and a nati of
. Mr. Patten said to a New York
American reporter the other day: .' I
thought of this gun five years ago.
One day while at work a flywheel of a
high speed steam engine burst, and the
tensile strength was so great that it
shattered the flywheel to atoms. ThiJ
gave me the idea. I have worked on
the gun eighteen months hi this shop,
and I applied for patents three months
"The gun in operation will tire 20.
000 shots .per minute, jind its extreme
range is COCO yards, firing a round ball
one-ljalf inch in diameter. The ball
will leave the muzzle at a speed of
1.7o0,XX) feet a minute. There is no
noise while the gun Is in action, and
no compressed air or electricity is
used. It is simply based on centrifu
"It can Ik? mounted on an automo
bile or it can be made stationary, such
as on the deck -of a ship, aud it can
also be mounted on a universal car
riage so as to swiug in nny arc.
"The gun very much resembles a cof
fee grinder, and the operator has sim
ply "to pour the shot into the hopper,
and as fast as it can be put iu it will
be ejected. The ball will be of'steel,
and the gun will cost $800 to manu
facture, less the power to drive It." .
When asked what he was going to
do with the invention Mr. Patten said:
"I am going to give the United States
government the preference. It Is not
necessary to have a barrel, which
might lie conspicuous, und it ls Impos
sible to jam it. The gun will be six
feet in diameter, two feet wide nt the
center aud two Inches on the outside
diameW. The gun will be made of
steel, and there are only ten parts. I
can make this gun discharge 50.000
balls per minute. There are no valves
connected with it whatever.- Ninety
five horsepower will be sufficient to
eject the balls 3,000 yards."
Mr. Patten has demonstrated with a
six inch working model -the ability of
his gun to ii'rarly penetrate h piece of
tin at twenty-five yards with ordinary
TO DINNER IN AN AIRSHIP.
Flight So Controlled as to Keep Set .
H. Arnold of North Adams. Mass.,
before starting in the airship Grey
lock the other morning on bis lone
and final flight to qualify as a pilot
under the rules of the Aero -Club. of
America told his wife that he would
meet her In tfte town of Savoy, over
the Hoosac rauge. in a little more than
an hour and have dinner with her
He was as good as his word. Homer
Burnett, owner of the Burnett House,
In Savoy, hapftened to lie in the 6elda
making him when he saw a balloon
bearing down upon him. Knowing the '
Nortfr Adams aeronaut, he shouted. "Is
that you. Arnold?" "I'm the man.
Houier," came back the reply, "and I
am coming down for dinner." "All
right. Your wife Is waiting for you."
All hands stopped making bay and
! helped to moor the airship and theu
started off for the house to eat.
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break a few dishes, smash a kitten,
Scald n puppy or 'two, theu go "to her
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