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THE ARIZONA. REPUBLICAN: 310XDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2, 1901.
IDEAS WORTH FORTUNES Twenty-five Thousand Dollars Given for Perforated Stamp Invention. For the mere notion of the possibility of making aerated water, thought out over a pipe of tobacco. Harvey Browne obtained $50,000 in hard cash the rec ord price-ever jrtven for an idea. It was not a patent or an Invention that he sold, but just the notion of forcing carbonic acid gas into water by pres sure, with a rough suggestion of the way to do it.,. He is the father .of all the soda water and other "nzaes" in the world, though he never made a pint himself. As i rule It fakes weeks of thinking out. hard work and copious diagrams to "place" an invention: followed by a long and expensive process to get a patent from the government. Harvey Urowne merely took his idea to Payne. Nichols & Co.. the big beer bottling lirm. Just as it stood inhis head, and said he could aerate water perma nently. The experts questioned him, and though they could have simply "pirated" the idea if, they had chosen, offered him $25,000 for his discovery. He asked for $50.0. K. and got it. threatening otherwise to patent The Idea straight- When baby comes to the home it will bind the wife closer to the husband, or it will gradually tend to cut her off from his companship. -A sickly mother loses in physical charm, and oftea in temper and disposition. A fretful child is a trial, even to loving parents. The use ot Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription prepares the wife for motherhood. It strengthens the body, and induces a healthy condition of mind, free from anxiety or fear. It makes the babv's advent practically painless. The mother being healthy her child is healthy, and a healthy child is a happy childa joy to the parents, linking them together with a new bond of affection. There is no opium, cocaine or other narcotic in "Favorite Prescription." " reatf what your medicine has done for other people." writes Mrs. Kdwin H. Gardner, of Beechwood. Norfolk Co.. Manr... Box 70. "so thought I would try it, and T found it a blessing to me and family. I took vour medicine a year when I had a ten pound" girl. I had the easiest time I ever had with anv of mv three children, and I have been verv well ever since. 1 took three bottles of 'Favorite Prescription.' three of 'Golden Medical Discovery, and three vtalfToT Pellets. Before I took your medicine I only weighed 135 pound 5. and now I weigh 175 pounds." DrrPierce's Pleasant Pellets cure sick headache. PHOSNIX' GREATEST STORE 'kQ Baftii. 'THE store of one idea may be valuable to a few people, but it takes the store of many ideas to give satisfactory service to everyone. It is not clothing, nor dry goods, nor notions, nor cloaks and ladies' wear, nor millinery, nor shoes, nor hats, nor men's furnishings, each individually; no, it's the big congregation of all these separate articles and masses of articles, gathered under one big roof, resounding with the busy hum of purchasing customers that makes the New York Store the Greatest Store, the Beehive of Trade. Joined together in pairs, or singly, does the thtong of willing buyers seek this store, eager to partake of the. bargains offered. When this store gets to be of no use to its patrons we shall not expect them to care for it any more. We seek the. only way to win your favor and hold it. ' It's the only way to keep a twentieth century store growing. Ladies' Ready Are m When tailoring becomes an art, then is the time to buy LADIES' TAILOR-MADE SUITS and we have the biggest, swellest, severely right line to select from and to make you acquainted with our enormous stock we offer Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Suits that are worth $12.?0, each and every one of them In Serges, Vicunas, Homespuns FURS In beaver, silver hare, English seal, Persian "lamb,-mink, angora, marten, and all other skins at bottom prices.. WE ARE AFTER BIG BUSINESS And the low and agreeable prices bring " ' :, 'uPour harvest. way and sell it elsewhere. He signed an agreement, and left the ofllce with a check for $50,000, quite satisfied with his share. Since then many billion pints of .his ""notion" have been sold.. One of the easiest made of big sums on record was the $25,000 given for an "idea" which you use every day the perforated postage stamp edges, hit upon by Norman Miles, not so very long ago. lie gut that amount with as little trouble as a man could take for a very simple notion, as formerly sheets of stamps had to be cut up with scis sors, as you will see in most of those used before the present Issue, and they were never cut evenly, which was a great nuisance. Miles was not a shrewd, business-like inventor, but a dreamer of dreams, and as soon as this idea occurred to him he took It straight off to the authorities and broached it. He explained it with a needle and a scrap of paper, which he had not even brought with him. He made a sei les of pru-ks along a penciled line to demonstrate his theory, and also suggested a simple device for a perforating machine. It did not take a genius to perceive the value of this, and even the government olticlais saw it. Though he hud no patent. Miles asked $J5.0oO for the idea, and, after some delay, he got it, without as much as drawing a plan or making a model. It is odd that two ideas connected with the same article, conceived by two different men. should both sell for big sums. "just as they Flood," but the modern gum used on postage stamps was also bought for $:M.ooo, hot from the brain of the idea striker. Jacob Morris, who was a poor Jew from Spi taldelds. used to use a paste of cold starch and water to stick his handbills on the shop window. There was a great want at the postothVe for a gum that could be allowed to dry. and stuck 011 afterwards "with a lick. Morris hit on the idea of frying the starch to give it drying iower. and offered the notion very warily to the government, who had been experimenting with all sorts of costly foreign gums, and hud never heard of starch as a stickf;ist. First, the wfty Morris :isked the price of suc cess in discovering a practicable gum. The government had been offering $10, 000 as a reward, but Morris asked 000 and in the end got JJO.000 when his secret was proved. He drew his money, after no further trouble than a walk from SpitalhVlds to Westminster to claim it. That was an easy JUO.OOO. When a man has a brain worth thou sands sterling, it sems strange that he should not deal with it in a business-like way. Twice in the late John Ruthin's life he sold for hard cash down bare notions that had come into his head just as they were. His won derful safety valve for locomotives, now used on half the engines of the world, was nothing but an idea un worked out. and he offered it for what it was worth to the engine making firm of Cooper, Hennessey & . Co. They might easily have annexed the idea and patented it themselves, for Ruthin merely explained the idea as it had oc curred to him. He, for his part, might have taken out the patent, and sold It, reserving a royalty, for there was no doubt it was as clever a thing as ever was thought of, but he preferred cash down for the idea rather than expense and risks, and he left Mr. Hennessey's office with a check for $15,000. It was five years The - to - Wear Garments Gaining Favor Daily $622 I A St'IT In plaid backs fancy backs plain backs. later that his marvelous brain hatched another such i.lea a much more pro saic one. It was the notion of 'a hew sausage making machine, so good ami simple that it seemed a marvel that no body had hit on It before. He sold the idea, just as It stood in his head, to a firm of Birmingham hardware makers, who gave him $5,000 for it. It was the financial riitHtuUies he was always in that tauped the late Henry Stephens to sell outright his ideas just as his brain conceived them. They fetched "cash down" on the nail. too. for he sold the bare notion of the "Ste phens churn." now used In every coi ner of the world, which regulates Its action, and makes butter produ tion a swift and easy job. Formerly the dairy maid would churn all day, and wonder why the butter "woulJ not come." Instead of going In for a pat ent and royalties. Stephens took his no tion to Uwrence & Gavin, the big agri cultural implement makers, and, of course they saw the advantages of it at once. Yet he only casually explained the Idea us It lay in his head, and had not as much as a pencil sketch made out. He asked $10,000 for the idea, and it is greatly to the credit of the firm that he got it, for they might safoly have taken advantage of hiin. He was a happy-go-lucky, but brilliant genius, wont to forestall all his benefits; but he got his check for $10,000 and a position to superintend the making of the churns at $50 a week. He soon gave that up. however. The hurry of the age largely helps to bring these rush down idea sales off. and it was sheer terror of being fore stalled, as he admitted, that led Hunt ley Webb to sell his Idea for the won derful "Facile" elec tric motor "on the nail." He rushed off with a few pen cil notes as soon as ever the notion was ripe In his head, and offered it for sale. It was an odd thing to do, but Webb was a nervous individual and the re markable simplicity and usefulness of the idea led him to fear somebody else would get in with it before him. If he had had a smart practical agent to wcrk for him he might have been a millionaire, as it was. he died last year, worth a handsome fortune. He took his notion to Hickman & Rouse an;l they bought the naked idea from him as it stood for $45,000. thus nearly equaling Harvey Frowne's record. The whole affair conception of the Idea, working out. negotiations and sale did not occupy twenty-four hours. Lundna A nswers. A OOOD COUGH MEDICINE. (From the Gazette, Toowoomba, Aus tralia.) I find Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is an excellent medicine. 1 have been suffering from a severe cough for the last two months, and it has effected a cure. I have great pleasure In recom mending It. "W. C. Wockner. This is the opinion of one of our oldest and most respected residents, and has been voluntarily given In good faith that others may try the remedy and be ben efited, as was Mr. Wockner. This rem edy is sold by Elvey & Hulett. While you are standing up f r -u-c person there are probably llv or six people sitting down on you. Rook agents say that, consid 'ring the great grief over the death of Wil liam McKinley his life sells very slow. New York Dr. Lyon's PERFECT Tooth Powdo Used by people of refinement for over a quarter of a century. VICTIM OF THE NAVY BISG Through Its Machinations Schley Will Die a Poor Man. The shame and irony of the situation presented by the Schley affair has been thoroughly recognized by the country, and does not need to be enlarged upon. The Lreyfus scandal, about which we were so much concerned, was not a tithe eo disgraceful as this for Urey fus had not fought for his country and won a victory at a crucial juncture of her career. The plot against lreyt'us of the French army ring was not a whit fouler than th plot of our own navy ring against Schley, and the ob ject .of It. Instead of being an admiral of long, blameless and distinguished service, was a mere unknown Jew cap tain. The French ring was cruel, cor rupt and perjured, but the American ring. In addition to this, hesitated not to cast its venom on one of the most eminent and honorable men of the na tion. This is now understood, agreed to and swallowed as best It may be. "Whether the president will ex-rt himself to pun ish the scoundrels is not yet known, but it Is evident that no adequate or nearly adequate penalty tan be inflict ed on them. These injuries cannot. In the nature of things, be atoned for. One culprit shifts the blame to the next, and at any rate, there can be no compensa tion for the anguish wrought in a noble mind by t he cowardly Innendos of slander. Possibly the Ignoble tool who was set on to voice the spite of those far above him in station may find hom seif out of a Job for a while, but h will be cared for somehow for such tools have dangerous tongues, lief ore long new matters of interest will come forward, and we sh;ill forget about Sehley and his vindication. Meanwhile, it appears that. along with other things, he has lost all the money that his career In the national service had enabled him to corn. It was a pitiful sum, but it was all he had. and he has a family to think of. Ho Is upward of fiO years old: he is on the retired list: he has no way of mak ing a livelihood, and he has no money. What Is he to do? We are told that the conductors of j numerous periodicals have written to him, asking him to contribute to their 1 magazines or papers, and there is no doubt that in this way h might make contracts which would easilv reimburse, him for nil he has lost. "Were he to ' write a book, an autobiography, us one I of his fellow oliu "rs recently did. there! re many publishers who would pay j him $50,000 for it. merely as an adver-. tisement for themselves. t j Hut Schley Is said to have oV.. lined, these offers, and he was right in doing . PERFECTLY RIGHT. ttw&m- cms; -p w & ; ' " ite mM -run b.r t&mm - -' ''r-Hp so. For, though what he. might write , would be interesting reading for: itself, J it is plain that its market value would j be determined, not on any literary j basis, but solely on the ground that Schley had been accused of cowardice j in the face of the enemy, and had been ! vindicated on the Investigation. Money i would be paid him, not because he was ! a good writer or a brave and efficient, officer, but because he had became no- ; torlous. j The money would make him rich if $50,000 can be called : riches but he 1 would he rich at the expense of exploit- Ing his own misfortunes. The principle is the same as that which prompts the J brother of Czolgosz to make a, contract ' with a museum. Accordingly, Schley, j being, as It happens, a man of honor and a gentleman without the hide of a! rhinoceros, finds himself unable to ac- j cept the publishers gratitude. One like j Oeneral Alger may write a book, and so may a brave and lively fellow like ' Hobley Evans, for in a case like Ev-1 ans though his name helps the sales, j still he Is as well justified in availing) himself of that help as Mr. Howells or I-ord Ttosebery Is of his; but Sihley's position is different. j Schley might have written his bock I had there been no Investigation or oc- ' casion for one. but he cannot write it '. now, because, although the investiga- I tion resulted in his favor, it was an in- I vestigation of his honor 'and courage. ' and no man of honor and courage can j endure to put them up for sale under , any pretext. ' ' i The same obstacle will stand in his 1 way should he. for example, be offered J the position of partner in some rich business firm. For. why did the firm offer him the position? Was it because of his business ability? Surely not. He has never betrayed the possession of any ability of that kind. He does not belong to the mercantile class. His genius is of quite another sort. Io they then, offer him the position be- I cause he is a retired admiral? Hardly. Had this Investigation not ' occurred S hley would not have been likely to be approached by anybody with a busi ness proposition. No; the occasion of the offer (suppos ing it to be made) would be that Schley t had been investigated, -and his name thus brought prominently before the public. Therefore his Dresence in the and business along with the attention. Schley cannot afford, on any such ground, to throw himself upon the market. The money that he would j earn in that way would burn his flng- j ers. He wants clean money. - J Oeneral Grant. In the innocence of. his heart, went into business: it was an ! ill advised step, and he suffered for it r the depth of humiliation: he was valu- j able in the firm because he was Jen- T cral Grant, and for no other reason, j Yet It was not ethically wrong for j General Grant to accept the position, I though It was Injudicious, and perhaps bad taste. Hut Schley is wArth money j (for the moment) not because he is! Schley, bur because Schley Is notorious' through his misfortunes: consequently) he is debarred by the code of gentle-j men. i It appears, then not to prolong these! illustrations that Schley must live a' pauper, not for any fault or error of his own, but solely because he has been 1 made the object of a baseless and das-! tadly attack by persons who. harbored ' OA J j.: Corner Fourth and CHRISTMAS.. CATALOGUE i READY FOR j MAILING, i r SEND FOIl ONE . No matter what you may . need, write us your wants. Send for samples or estimates on any line of merchandise. We Sell Everything ., .... t. iit'lrtili'i.'. ,t .,,, , ,, , ., a selfish and Ignoble spite against him. These persons could not prove their case: they only succeeded in proving the opposite of it: and they will not be adequately punished, or probably punished at all. for whet they have done and failed to do; they will not sufTer. but Schley is the only sufferer. He not only had to undergo the mor tification of having his professional conduct and personal character ques tioned and vilified: but. because he dared to defy the slanderers, and prove them wantonly false, he must submit to absolute poverty during the short re mainder of his life. Were he a' young man, he might enter into some Indus trial employment, and work up, and make a living: but he is too old and broken for that. ": s' Shall a public subscription be'raised for him? No; it would be alms. Shall congress make a special appropriation for him? One can imagine the debate over the question: but one can haTdly imagine a sensitive gentleman Itfce Schley surviving it. No; the serious feature about the sort of wrong that has been done Schley is. that it can nver bo made good to him: it Is final and fatal. We can never lay to our souls the flattering unction that we , have given him compensation. Only . one good thing can come out of It. and j that improbably that we may learn to be nmre slow to Flander in the future. I Julian Hawthorne in Philadelphia. North American. j j A married man living near AU-hison I recently ran away with a girl, and tn. neighbors pay the deserted wife is bet ter looking than the girl. i-4M- 4 - Store Ladies' Raglans, Automobiles, Three-Quarter Jackets, Golf Coats, Russian Blouses In all new colorings and right in price. LADIES' CAPES In golf plaids, kerseys, meltons, beavers and chinchillas, stylish and reasonable. LADIES' MILLINERY DEP'T ON SECOND FLOOR. In connection with our Cloak and Suit Department we conduct the prettiest atelier for ladies. Millinerj-, well established and well and favorabty known, and no fancy prices prevail here. CHILDREN'S REEFERS AND GRETCHENS . $115 In pretty colors, neatly and daintily trimmed, and sold from - ...t.t.-.i- TOO BUSY TO EAT Forgetting all the toils and pleasures, ve dig aw'a3' for : your pleasure and your benefit. : -" " K" Jut Z Tr X i r - Broadway, Los Angelas 1" i FCN'STON INT DANGER. Fred Funston is coming home. His friends may tremble because of the fact. He is about the only hero of the (Spanish war there is left, but it Is not to be expected that he will remain a hero long after landing. Somebody will accuse him of cowardice in that he cap tured Aguinaldo instead of permitting the Filipinos to capture him. or be cause he did not wade that river in stead of swimming it. With the fate of Dewey. Schley, Hobson. Shafter and others in mind. "Funston would be eas ily excusable 1f he masqueraded at San Francisco and sneaked unobserved back to Kansas: Savannah News. Did you ever have a person tell you a He and you knew he was not telling the.ritth;.-Thtnfc!pf it the next timo yon' start to Tell a falsehood. i'Al V AGENTS WANTED W To wll our Toilet .r ana ivr.. B AIIh 1 nimo. trt-e present to every nr mtB lUV S cruisers i.in-iai bj -:huiw.h. ix bandsonifr prem-TUn f Jprrfrren. Write U-a-vy tor our NKWI'UN u Wiirttr.wa .ISS PHOENIX' GREHTEST STORE 1 - 4-4--M-H up to the most exquisite productions of the season. li 1 1