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I Vol. XXIV.
fro. 48.
The Phillipsburg Herald Until January J, 1904, For , Only J 5 Cents.
Novelty In The Sinclair Agency Work. In
vestigation Essential.
"You can't sell us a washer. We
have one as good as new," said a lady,
as a Sinclair washer agent called the
other day. "I have not come to sell
you a washer," said the agent. ''I am
here only to ask the privilege of
doing your washing, madam." "I
have no washing to do," was the re
sponse. But the persistent agent
prevailed, and the good lady was fin
ally induced to submit a few gar
ments only, to the test of the Little
Wonder; when the agent said, "What !
Is this all you have ? " And the an
swer, "It is all that I want spoiled,"
paii. promptly from her cautious
'ladyship. "And how long would it
take you to wash these ten gar
ments," asked the agent. "I will do it
in half an hour," responded the good
woman. "Well," said the agent, "I
will do it in half a minute, and you
may time me what time is it? " The
lady stated the time and the agent
had the clothes wrapped and ready to
run through the machine. In less
than thirty seconds the clothes were
produced absolutely clean, much to
the surprise of the good lady, and the
agent was about to pack his machine
and depart after offering full fat
for the clothes spoiled by washing.
The lady, however, refused any pay
and at the consent of the agent,
brought out a large washing, which
he had ready for the line In less than
two hours, to the great satisfaction of
the house. The agent left a machine
In' exchange for a ten dollar bill.
And this is only one in hundreds of
similar instances in which a purchas
er of' a Sinclair Washer at first flatly
refused to have anything to do with
the business; but a more mature re
flection, after careful Investigation
Induced a submission to the, purchase
of a machine.
. It Is always well that we investi
gate an Issue or problem, before we
rJecide against its merits. A great
deal of the difference of opinion In
both politics and religion Is due either
to Ignorance In certain lines or pre
judice against certain theories. Let
the world become more universally
Informed, and there will be more bar-mony-in
our opinions.
Is It not possible that the time may
come when, as a result of Invesiga
tion, that all wiM be using the same
washer when the Sinclair will be
found in every house?
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wny sen pof icn uuimrs r
It is only occasionally that a cus
tomer shows any dissatisfaction in
regard to the price of the Sinclair
Superior Washer; and such however
have nothing to say, after considering
a few points which we are about to
make In regard to the machine.
It Is, and always has been the right
l? fif pvptv natontpp tn mifc n. nrtrp nn
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his work in proportion to the skill dis
played In the Invention, and its value
to the purchaser; otherwise genius
I would never have contributed t.n the
advantages of our race as It has. The
government sanctions the right when
it grants the exclusive privilege of
the patentee to the benefits of his
labor. And bad not the genius of the
age received this sort of encourage
ment, it is not at all probable that
Inventive genius would ever have con
tributed so largely to the satisfaction
and prosperity of our race. The civiliz
ed nations of the world today recognize
the fact that genius deserves a reward
and real thoughtful people everywhere
cheerfully grant to genius the advan
tages it so justly deserves. Genius
has never received its Just reward. It
has never had the pay it so justly de
serves. We have an illustration of
this in the Sinclair Little Wonder. It
is a saving of time and money amount
ing to millions.
What would our manufacturers
have done without the Cotton Gin?
What would become of our farme.o
without the binder, the header, the
riding plow, the mower and scores of
other useful articles encouraged by
the Fatent laws ? Does not every
farmer know that the threshing ma
chine Is a great saving of labor, and
hence valuable fur beyond the actual
cost; and that the price charged for
thpsA mai'hinns ipncnllt la far h.nw
1 their real value to the people? Is It
not vain for any one to imagine that
toe Sinclair aupenor washer comes in
as an exc-jptiou among all other pro
ducts of inventive genius ? The ma
chine is not selling for half Its real
. worth and no humble housewife Is
. willing Ui part with it for several
Cjtnes the price after becoming famil
J r with its real merits. -
' tlL. hi i i i 1
iueoiuwair uaauer is muecu tue
cheapest machine that has ever come
before the people of this country, as
Gen. W. O. Jarman has well said in
his recent happy reference to the Lit
tle Wonder.
1. It will last three times as long as
any other machine; and therefore If
the average box machine costs seven
dollars, the Sinclair is certainly cheap
er than any other even if its cost
should be twice the amount now
2. It saves not less than two hours a
day on the average, which in fifty-two
washings would amount to 104 hours
equal to two weeks labor which, at
$1.50 per day for two weeks time,
would be nearly double the cost of the
3. It is a saving on the wear and
tear of clothing to an amount of not
less that twenty dollars per year with
the average family over other ma
chines. And with these advantages
would not the good lady that uses the
Sinclair Washer do better to pay three
times as much for this as she would
for a friction machine ?
Twenty Reasons Why I Prefer The Sinclair
Washing dachlne.
1. Because It washes on the heavy
pressure principle without friction.
2. It does not wear out the clothing
as do other machines. There is scarce
ly no wear at all on the clothing.
3. It washes clothes perfectly clean,
such as hems on skirts, shirt collars
and wristbands wltJout hand rubbing.
4. It will wash in about half the
time allotted to other machines.
5. It Is self-adjusting and will wash
anything from a horso blanket to a
linen handkerchief.
6. It works smooth and runs easy.
7. It washes with either warm or
hot suds as desired.
8. It requires no oiling.
9. It rinses the clothes with the
same motion as in washing.
10. It is light, strong and durable.
11. It will not get out of order.
12. It is especially valuable for all
heavy or very dirty clothing.
13. It is a novel in construction and
unlike any other washer.
14. It folds complete and occupies
very little space when not in use.
15. It will not injure the finest fab
rics. 10. It is composed of the best ma
terial. 17. It requires less work than other
18. It is simple in construction and
complete in its work.
19. It Is all that any one can ask in
a washer.
20. It is the Sinclair Superior and
as such is without fault.
Special Notice.
The Sinclair Superior Washer is the
little woNDEit, that furnishes the
most flattering inducements tongents.
It is the Giant of the West the Gem
of the Frairie, that is meeting with
the greatest success wherever intro
duced; and agents desiring liberal
compensation for services will find it
largely to their interest to investi
gate the chances with the Sinclair.
This you can do by calling on E. M.
Sinclair, W. O. Jarman or any general
Mr. Sinclair, owner of the patent,
controls the business and will trans
fer all right and title for their sale in
a township to the purchaser of six
machines at ten dollars each. Or he
will deed a county, with exclusive
right of sale, to the purchaser of
twenty-four machines at ten dollars
each. And a state will be transferred
on terms very encouraging to the pur
chaser. He has already covered a large ter
ritory on these terms; and persons
wanting exclusive right of sale for
nearly seven years yet to run, will do
well to enter contract at once. Mr.
Sinclair is inclined to do just the right
thing for his agents, and Is ready al
ways to give the right man a promi
nent place In the work.
If you contemplate agency work, or
if you want a first-class washer, you
should first Inspect the Sinclair. Any
agent will gladly give you a chance to
test Its qualities; and after you have
seen it work, you can readily see why
it is, that it becomes so popular
wherever introduced. The next thing
is for you to buy a machine thus
showing your confidence In it and
then push right out as salesman and
for territory while the field is great
and the laborers are few.
About one thousand dollars worth
of the Sinclair Washers have been
lold la Phillips county la two months.
The best testimonial that we can
send out In regard to the Sinclair Su
perior Washer is found in an effort of
our agents to test its qualities as they
respond to opportunities to wash for
families in the different neighbor
hoods, which our agents are always
Willing tO do KKEK OK t'HAUGK. But
in addition to .this, we have a long
list of testimonials from some of the
best people in the country, a few of
which we give below:
Mas. A. P. Riddle, wife of Ex
Lieutenant Gov. of Kansas, at Minne
apolis, says: "When first asked to
consider the Superior Washer, I re
fused, as 1 had owned several different
ones and found none satisfactory, but
finally consented to witness a trial of
it. After seeing E. M. Sinclair do a
washing in a short time.I bought one.
I know the machine to be a labor sav
er, as a child could operate it. I be
lieve there is almost no wear on the
clothes, and that if properly used It
will prove satisfactory."
Rev. L. B. Myers, evangelist,
Knoxvllle, 111., (now of Wichita, Ks.,j
says: "1 bought of E. M. Sinclair, at
Eldora, Iowa, one of the Superior
Washers and sent it home to my wife.
Mrs. Myers now says she would not
take $100 for the washer if she could
not get another one just like it. Her
neighbors after seeing the machine
work, have ordered eleven machines
these eleven sales being made by the
introduction of this one machine there
being no agent at Knoxville to sell
the washer."
Mns. Bit. Bkewku, Minneapolis,
Kansas, says: "I think the Superior
Washer Is a fine thing for washing all
kinds of clothes. It requires less wa
ter, less soap and less labor than any
other machine I have ever seen, and
there Is no wear and tear on the
Mus. J. C. Mini'iiY, Minneapolis,
Kansas, says: "I have seen the Su
perior Washer do my washing and am
convinced that" this Is a washing ma
chine that will wash all parts of
clothes perfectly clean, such as hems
on skirts, shirt collars, wristbands as
perfect as the washboard and it re
quires less water, and less soap than
any other machine." j
Mrs. Carrie Siiepard, Bennington
Kansas, says: "The Superior Washer
did my washing In forty minutes. It
washes perfectly without any hand
rubbing, and is fine for washing heavy
quilts and carpets."
There are hundreds of testimonials
that might be added to the above and
In addition to them, we call attention
of our readers to the fact that the
Sinclair Superior Washer has taken
first premiun at Fairs in different
states where it has been introduced.
It took first premium at the state fair
Olncy, 111.; at the state fair, Toledo,
Ohio; at the state fair, Indianopolls,
Ind.; at the state fair, Sioux Falls,
South Dal ota; at the Maine state
fair; and at a large number of other
fairs. Mr. Sinclair has shown up
these facts by exhibiting to the editor
of this paper many diplomas and cer
tificates representing different fair
associations in the different states,
which speaks in the highest terms of
the Sinclair Superior Washer; and
these many first premiums are cer
tainly a very Important contribution
to the list of testimonials. They go
to show the opinion of the best Judges
of the country In regard to the Sin
clair Washer.
flore About The License Question.
Since comments, under this head,
as published in another column of
this sheet, were in type, we have
made further investigations in regard
to the license business. And it comes
to us from high authority that, "So
person selling goods for the manufac
turer is required to take out a licence
in any state as Justice Bradley of the
U. S. Supreme Court decided that the
License Tax is unconstitutional."
This decision relates especially to
the sale of goods by agents for manu
facturing establishments, and evi
dently one class of traveling agents is
under no more obligations than an
other. A traveling agent who repre
sents household goods Is subject to no
more disadvantage so far as license
Is concerned than the one who rep
resents the farming Implement busi
ness. And a traveling man has Just
as good right to sell to one pt rson as
to another, and while these state
ments appear almost self evident, It is
remarkable that they are not alto
gether In harmony with the statutes
of the state of. Kansas.
But Uncle Sam is sufficient authori
ty, and we are glad to know that
manufacturing establishments have
generally decided to protect their
agents against the intrusions of u'n-
constitutional legislation. We believe
! the right should prevail and that
supreme authority should be respect
!ed. The decision however, cannot pre
vent Incorporated towns from enact
ing laws In favor of an occupation tax
provming such laws apply to
resident business men or women and
not to traveling agents or transclents.
The traveling agent has as much
right to do business without a license
in a city, as he has to carry on his
work In the country unlicensed; for no
legislative body can enact a law and
execute it successfully against the
supreme authority.
It Is a fact that we would not dis
guise that multitudes of persons who,
midst more or less dissatisfaction,
have been in the habit of hirelng
their washing done have cheerfully
taken hold of the work themselves
after becoming acquainted with the
Sinclair Washer, and are today not
only savlpg largely in wash bills but
also In th,e wear and tear of clothing
by doing the work themselves. With
the Sinc(alr, wash day ceases to be a
dread, but rather a pleasure against
the many llabiltleu and disadvantage
in sending washing away from homes.
The State Fair Association of South
Dakota has signified Its endorsement
of the Sinclair Washer.
The Sincla
Phillipsburg, Kansas,
And Manufactured By
Constantine, flichigan.
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f ig , writ, ay
It is the Champion Washer, has "won First Premium at several State Fairs,
and at a large number of smaller Agricultural Associations. It dispenses with the
use of the washboard, with scarcely no wear at all on Clothing, will wash the fine
st fabric without injury, is a saving of time, runs easy a child can run it, out-sells
all other machines, and is a grand thing for Agents.
Is the uniform price and Agents are not albwed to scli for less. Letters on busi
ness will reach E, Sinclair or W, O, Jatman, PhE'psturg, Kansas
Buy the Sinclair Washer.
The Sinclair Washer Is already be
ing operated In about one hundred
families in Phillips county.
The Sinclair is superior In three
important points: It washes clean;
it runs easy: and does its work on
short time. '
E. M. Sinclair in speaking of his
washer, says: "Merit is the true mark
of success; and the best Is always the
It is expected that every agent will
read carefully this paper, and dis
tribute copies among such as ought to
become interested in the machine.
We design to show up the Sinclair
Little Wonder, Just as It Is, and
agents will find valuable assistance In
their work by a careful reading of
these columns.
Messrs Sinclair, Jarman & Co., joins
in saying: "The business of the Su
perior" Washer Is not subordinate fin
ancially to any other business. An
effort to lessen the burden of washday
Is a noble calling, and no agent en
gaged In the sale of our washer should
feel the least embarrassment as ho
goes out In the good work of washing
for people as an exhibition of the fine
qualities of the Superior Washer."
Is Patented By
The Sinclair Washer Is meeting;
with wonderful success.
The Sinclair Washer was patented
April 4, 1893, since, which time it has
had a remarkable success. It has al
ready crossed the continent, and is
being used in the large cities, and is
found doing good service In connect
Ion with not a few of the city steam
The Sinclair Superior Washer is
sold only by agents to whom exclusive
right to territory has been granted
through deeds in due form. All ap
plications for territory or machines at
present will reach E. M. Sinclair, gen
eral manager, or W. O. Jarman, gen
eral agent at Phillipsburg, Kansas.
Or in their absence, applications for
machines or business will always reach
one of these gentlemen by addressing
the Editor of this paper at Marvin,
Phillips county, Kansas.
W. O. Jarman, general agent, is one
of the best hustlers in favor of a gen
eral distribution of the Sin
clair Washer. He has had large ex
perience in the use of the machine and
has done a good deal of work and has
sold many machines in Phillips county.
He Is no dude but can roll up his
sleeves at any time and get out a
washing on the Sinclair in order to
show you some of the good qualities
of the Little Wonder. And when you
have seen it work, don't fail to buy it.
You can believe what Mr. Jarman
tells you.

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