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The city of Omaha next week will ex
tend a hearty welcome to the members of the National Stationer.-* Association, who will hold their annual convention in the Nebraska metropolis. The program yromises an unusual number of social en tertainments interspersed with the busi ness sessions of the gathering, at which will be discussed various matters per taining to the growth ami development of the stationer's trade. The two subjects of paramount interest are the increased cost of paper and the possibilities of a tixed price for all ad vertised manufactured articles. This fixed price question is one involving the dealers in all classes of goods, hut the stationers are especially interested in it because so many articles of stationery are handled by other stores, especially department stores, where a larger va riety of goods makes possible a smaller percentage of profit. -Frequently a sales man will approach a stationery dealer and induce him to place a larger order foi some article than his trade warrants. ? ?n the ground that it is being extensive ly advertised at a price that wi'l insure him a generous profit. lint it often happens that a few weeks "after he has received his good- he will find that the same article whh li lie is selling at its advertised price of a dol lar is bein;; sold by a department Store for Nil cents. lie is then compelled to make a still further cut in price nr else run the risk of having a large amount of unsalable stock on his hands. * There is no line of trade which has de veloj/td more rapidly during the last quarter of a Trade Has Developed < e n t u r y Bapidly in Late Years. ***_ tioner, largely ? >, ause the Increased fa cilities for commercial work have called into service many articles unheard "t by the old-time tradesman. The legiti mate stationery trade includes every ar ticle used in a commercial office, except the furniture, and in some of the larger cities the stationcis may also < any a line of office furniture, although this is frown ed upon by many persons as an encroach ment upon the furniture trade. The introduction of the typewriter call ed for a great addition to the stationers trade. The varied kinds of paper re quired for different purposes caused a lavishncss in the use of paper unknown to the office where all the writing was done by hand. There are all sorts of erasers, brushes for cleaning the machine, as well as the typewriter ribbons of every shade and variety, all of which should be found in a well equipped stationer's store. With typewriting came the stenographer's sup I lies, which are also of almost endless variety. There are special pencils for this purpose and notebooks in many styles. One of the newest lias a rack at tached to its back, which enables the user to stand it upright upon the desk so that the notes may be easily read while they are being transcribed upon the type writer. Besides the typewriting and stenographic supplies, most of the modern offices need some equipment for duplicat ing their letters and documents. Many of these are shown, from the elaborate multigraphing niaciiine upon which thou sands of copies may be quickly made to the special bill tablets which are sup plied with carbon sheets making du plicates of the bills as they are written on the first sheet with an ordinary pen or pencil. * * Even the telephone, which might seem complete in itself, has called forth some special ad Special Adjuncts junets which Sold for Telephone. ?".? the ftationer. There are telephone num ber lists, some mounted on leather, to hang on the wall beside the |>hone, and others, more elaborate, attached to the phone. These last may contain a num ber of indexed cards arranged so as to be easily accessible and save much time in looking up numbers in the regular telephone book. One of the popular in ventions is a tablet attached to the base of the telephone for taking notes. This consists of a firm steel stand with a good sized opening, under which is ar ranged a length of paper from a self feeding roll below. This enables one to take notes upon a telephonic interview without having to stop and secure the materials. For sanitary reasons an anti septic mouthpiece is desirable upon all ephones. and these also are supplied by the stationer. The increasing number of uses to which card indexes are put call for an endless variety of this class of goods. The small boxes can be secured from the stationers, while the larger ones may be included in furniture. The cards for all s zes are. of course, included in station ery. Card indexes are now used fur keeping private accounts, for lists of books read, for engagements, for bills?in fact, for any purpose for which a sys tematic list is desirable. * * * Perhaps the latest thins in card indexes is the cooking recipe cabinet which only recently has Card Indexes been aI rang For Cooking Eecipes. ?. ed recipes of various kinds with a proper system of classiiicatlon. The develop ment of domestic scien.-e has led to methods never dreamed of by oar grand mothers. The trained expert in this art sees no more reason why her cooking formulas should not he as systematically arranged as those of any other class of laboratory, and the card index seems to be the ideal system. If desired, the housewife may have several of these cases properly supplied with cards under the subjects of soups, salads, desserts and the like. Or she may have one cabinet containing assorted recipes of various kinds. She may fill her cabinet with her own selected recipes written on cards furnished for the purpose, or she may buy recipes for all classes of cookery, pre pared by the leading chefs of the world and printed upon the indexed tarda for her convenience. The card index recipe cabinet is one of the newest ideas in wedding presents, and to the pra< tical minded bi ide nothing could be more ac ceptable. The various channels of office work call for a seemingly endless varietj in en velopes. and the manufacture of this one arti le has now reached enormous pro portions and its products are an impor tant adjunct to the stationer's trade. The American Knvelope Manufacturers' As sociation now is a well established body which, at its recent meeting, decided that an increase in the price of envelopes would be made this tall because of the great advance in the cost of materials, especially paper. This association has the unique disadvantage of having the I'nited States. government as a rival in trade, and it is now considering some means <>f inducing the government to de sist from the manufacture and sale of stamped envelopes at a prive below the cost of manufacture. The fact Uiat the government recently has decided to ad vance the price of envelopes having a re turn blank printed in the coiner is regard ed as indicative that it has no desire to do anything detrimental to any establish ed trade. w * * While an envelope is a seemingly trivial article, there seems to be no limit to the variety and Varieties and Forms form in which of Envelop m*y cured, and the list of patents granted each year for en velops and enveloj?e-maklng machinery is a long one. A novelty which lias late ly become i>?pular is the self-addressing euvtlupe, which has the advautage of be* ing a great labor-saver. It has an open ing out in the front in which a strip of transparent paper is inserted. The letter inside is so folded that the address comes nnder this transparency, thus avoiding j the need of addressing the envelope, i Telephone companies, gas companies and ! other corporations having a large number j of statements to send out each month i have adopted the self-addressing envelope ? with enthusiasm. The value of the en velopes manufactured last year approxi mated S 1"J.? il H t.M M?. While the trade in office supplies nat urally is the heaviest, arid, therefore, the most important to the dealer, the various lines of stationery for social purposes add largely to his income each year. There are cards of many kinds, from the small visiting card to the large heavy one used for engraving the most formal invita tions. Then there is no limit to the lines i of writing paper and envelopes designed | for ordinary -private correspondence. % * * While the creamy white paper of good quality is always in vogue, my lady is c a. p r ieious Women Incline at times and m i - .. ? inclines to Toward Dainty Colors. wan, MK.h dainty colors as pah- blue, helen pink, ash gray, light buff and perhaps even a delicate green. The sheets and en velopes must be made in various sizes from that of the brief formal note to the long h tter to family or friend. Some people prefer the tablet for informal cor respondence, and excellent qualities of paper can be secured in tablet form, ac companied l?y envelopes to match. To many persons the custom of sending a gift in response to every announcement of a birthday, graduation or a wedding anniversary is a burden and some peo ple hesitate to make these announcements for tear of seeming to hint for a gift. The considerate stationer has overcome this difficulty now by providing dainty cards to be used for this purpose. The gradu ate's card is especially appropriate to its purpose and its use was recommended by many public school principals last year, who have always discountenanced the giving of expensive gifts at this time be cause <<f its efleet upon the feelings of those who did not receive them. Tlie birthday remembrance cards and those for wedding anniversaries are daintily ap propriate, and do not in any way suggest the much-abused postal card which is sometimes sent for these purposes. The answering of notes of condolence after a death in a family is frequently a heavy tax upon the bereaved ones and eommonsense commends the neat black bordered card or letter sheet provided by the stationer conveying the proper mes sage with blanks for filling in the dates and names. ROAD-BTJILDING CONTRACT. Maryland Commission to Restore Old Baltimore Turnpike. .Special Dispatch to Tl:e Star. CI MBKRI.AXD, Md., August lo?The state road commission yesterday award ed the contract for the rebuilding of three miles of the old Baltimore pike from the terminus of the state road re cently completed at Flint stone east to former Mayor George A. Kean of Cum berland contractor. The contract for two more sections of three miles each will be awarded next week, making a stretch of nine miles east of Flintstone. The re building of the old National and Balti more pikes in western Maryland is un der the supervision of Andrew Ramsay of Mount Savage. Allegany county, a member of the state road commission. It is Mr. Ramsay's aim to rehabilitate the old pike, the historic artery between Cumberland and Hancock, as soon as possible. The nine-mile section to be re built at once from Flintstone east will connect with the system of model roads of the Green Ridge orchards of F. Mer tens' Sons of Washington and Cumber land, on which SIHo.oOO has already been spent, and the system is far from com pletion. When the connection is made with the iireen Ridge system, which touches the old National pike, visitors to the orchards will go from Cumberland by automobile instead of a special train, as now. Commissioner Ramsay is fully convinc ed that the necessity for digging up .the foundations of the Baltimore and Na tional pikes does not exist, and that by properly resurfacing these highways ex cellent results can be obtained at half the cost of the plans and methods formerly followed by the state roads commission tinder the administration of the late Gov. Crothers, when the average cost of mac adamizing per mile exceeded ? Mr. Ramsay is already obtaining results by resurfacing. The ancient foundation of the old pike remains. What is conjmonly known as the old V.itional Pike 1* the Baltimore pike to Cumberland, and from this point west it Is the National pike In the popular mind the two are connected and known as the National pike. When the resurfacing is completed the thoroughfare, it is pre dicted. will become the famous tounst route between the east and west. . PASSING OF FAMOUS HOTEL. Stopping Place for Wayfarers More Than One Hundred Years. Special I>i*i?atcli Tlx- Star. ri'MBERLAND, Md.. August UK?The demolition of the old Tremont Hotel to make room for the Western Maryland railway station and terminal improve ments is in progress. It has been owned by Conda Wilson and was condemned at J42..-.O0. Recently the building was sold for but the purchaser refused to re move it. so the company is doing the work. The hotel was erected more than l?*> years ago. and was conducted as a tavern f..r wagoners and traders along the oin national pike, which was constructed from Baltimore to Vincennes, lnd. I>uring the civil war it was a favorite stopping place of famous men. Among those who had l.een entertained there were Abraham Lincoln. Thomas H. Benton and Henry Clay. Gen. William Henry Harrison, on his "way to Washington, had been a guest at the hotel. EXPLOSION TIES UP TRAFFIC. Power Plant of Jamestown, N. Y., Company Burns. JAMESTOWN. N. Y.. August 10.?Ex ploding coal gas over the boilers at the power plant of the Jamestown Street Railway Company and the Jamestown Lighting and Power Company set the I building afire early today and caused j damage estimated at $25.(IU(. Traffic on the local street railway and ! the Chautauqua traction line was tied up. Factories depending upon electricity j for power are in idleness and several hundred persons are temporarily out of employment. HONORS PROF. ARCTOWSKI. University of Lemberg Confers De gree on New York Scientist. NEW YORK, August 10.?News reached here today from Vienna that the Cniver sity of l>emberg, Austria, as an incident of its liU'th anniversary celebration, has conferred an honorary degree upon Prof. Henry Arctowski, chief of the science division of the New York public library. Dr. Arctowski achieved scientific dis tinction for his work as meteorologist of tile Belgian antarctic expedition and later for researches looking to predic tions, years in advance, of weather and its effects on j ropa and food supply. MAYER & CO. 409 to 417 Seventh St. Credit Privileges MAYER & CO. 409 to 417 Seventh St. Credit Privileges nnualAugust Sale Beds And Bedding The wonderful bargains of this August Sale ot Beds and Bedding are never equaled at any other time of the year. We take great care to secure unusual bargains for this sale, and the rush of business shows how well we are succeeding. No matter how low the price, the quality is al ways up to our usual standard?a quality we can conscientiously recommend for good service. Alcohol, Acids, Ammonia and Even Scrubbing Will Not Tarnish Our Guaranteed Brass Beds We even ? ><> far as to put alcohol on the beds in our store for you to demonstrate their wonderful durability. It would be most l<mli>h t<> buy an ordinary brass bed when vou can get one like these at such prices. Select your Brass Beds. Iron Beds or Bedding here during this sale. Should you buy for future u>c we will be glad to >tore your selections until you desire them delivered. Purchases may be charged and paid for later if you desire. $42.50 For This $55.00 Bed This beautiful Brass Bed is just like the illustration to the left. Thf post are each two and a half inches in diameter, have heavy top rods, twenty-two fillers, each a full inch in diameter, attractive mounts on fillers and polished lac quering. A beautiful bed that will always be attractive. $16.75 For This $19.75 Bed The Brags Bed here illustrated has heavy posts two inches in di ameter. ten strontr tillers and fine polished guaranteed finish. Acids. ammonia, perspiration or ordinary wear will never injure the bed or cause it to lose its original beauty. Furnished Brass Beds This $47.50 Furnished Brass Bed, $32.50 / .Massive Brass Bed, like the cut to the left, in choice of briglu ur dull satin finish. These beds have the new guaranteed lacquering that will never tarnish. The posts and top rods are each two inches in diameter, with fourteen fillers that are each a full inch in diameter and attractive cuffs on foot.posts. Furnished complete, with a $4.4.^ National link spring and a S9.9S Stearns & Foster felt mattress, ior 832.50, saving $15.00 from the regular prices. [ Refrigerator Reductions Quartered Oak Buffets r,n $15.98 For $25.00 "White Frost" All=metal Refrigerators These Refrigerators are just like the illus tration to the left. There are only a few left of this size and of the next larger size, and this is probably your last chance to buy one so cheaply. Made entirely of metal, with round interiors, white interiors, revolving metal shelves, all parts removable, and at tractive golden oak-finished exterior. Height, 4:5 inches; diameter. U1 inches; ice capacity, 50 pounds. $ 19.75 For $30.00 Refrigerators $5.75 For This $7.00 Refrigerator Hardwood "Northern Light" Refrigerator, just like the cut to the right. It is made en tirely of hardwood, with attractive panels, nickel-plated "Ideal" locks and hinges, gal vanized linings, and is nicely finished. It is ;;;? inches high, IIIV:* inches wide, 1514 inches deep, ujid has an ice capacity of 40 pounds. Shirt Waist Boxes ? 79c Worth $2 50 Attractive and serviceable Shirt Waist Boxes, just like the illustration to the left. They are "_'i; inches lonK, 1.'! inches wide, l.'l inches high, lined with ureen trunk linintr, with brass handles, and covered in attrac tively figured Calais cloths and cretonnes. Special net price to morrow and Tuesday, 7!X-. $22.50 For This $27.50 Buffet Highly Polished Quartered Oak Buffet, just like the cut to the left. Has beveled French plate mirror, swell front, lined silver drawer, 2 other drawers, "J cup boards, wood knobs, and is nicely pol ished. Mission Chairs $2.98 For These $3.75 Chairs Finely Made Mission Dining Chairs, just like the cut to the right. They are made of solid quartered oak, with wide panels, solid saddle shaped seat, mortised box-seat construction, and dark early English mission finish. Mission Buffets $19.75 For This $25 Mission Buffet Large Buffet. i.?ce the cut to the left, in dark early English mission finish. Has French plate mirror, lined drawer for silverware. '2 other drawers, wood trim mings, cupboards, and is nicely finish ed. Made of real quartered oak, too. For $72.50 Solid Mahogany Suite Beautiful 1 hrec-pieee Parlor Suite, just like the above illustration, in solid mahogany, dull waxed finish. Each picce has shaped continuous back, with wide panels, French legs and line olive plush upholstering. Wardrobes $9.95 For This $12.50 Wardrobe Serviceable Golden Oak Wardrobe, like the il lustration to the right. Has double doors, carved top. large lower drawer, coat hooks in the interior, and is nicely finished. An extra good value at this price. I WOxMjer&^Cf 409-417 SevenlhSt. <Z> 10% Discount on Accounts Closed in 30 Days ttl lit ' This $5.00 White Iron Crib, $3.48 Full-size White iron Crib, just ft like the illustration here shown. It lias heavy posts, strong fillers, sides that may be lowered, and all-steel National link spring that will not sag. Size feet 4 inches wide by 4 feet 4 inches long. This $2.25 Full Size Iron Bed. $1.49 Sironplv Made White I, on Beds ju>t like the illustration to t h* left. They are full double siue. with four fillers in eae'i end. and hard-baked white enamel. Special net price during the sale is *l.l4.?. ill ll <1 ! I 66 McDougall" Kitchen Cabinets This Exact "McDougair* Kitchen Cabinet, $27.50 Beautiful ami Most Serviceable "Mc Dougall" Kitchen Cabinet, just like the cut to the left. It has removable metal Hour l>in, with flour sifter at tached; double glass-front cupboard, metal sugar bin. tea. coffee and spice jars of glass, slidinK metal working top, "J larj;e drawers, metal-lined compart ment for bread and cakes and Iar^e low er eup:x>ard with sliding shelf. Made of real oak. with i dull waxed finish that is particularly adapted to stand the heat and moisture of tile kitchen. Kitchen Cupboards $9.75 For These $12.00 Cupboards Attractive ant! Serviceable lvitcheti Cup board, like the illustration to the rigiit. lias double glass doors, large drawer, lower cup board with shelf, and golden oak finish. Morris Chairs $9.98 For This $13.00 Morris Chair and Cushions Earge and Comfortable <*olden Quartered Oak Morris Chair. ??xa< tly like the cut to the left. It has wide arms, adjustable back, heavy posts, and is nicely finished. Fur nished with a comfortable set of bag-style cushions, covered in heavy tan imitation Spanish leather. ilil ' I III 1 j:|| I'll $33.50 $31.50 For This $39.50 Dresser For This $37.50 Chiffonier The pieces above- illustrated are in fine bird's-eye maple, and are per fect matches in every particular. Each has French plate mirror, carved mirror frames ami standards, serpentine swell" front, claw feet, deei? draw ers. and is highly polished.