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l THE OGDEN STANDARD, OGDEN. UTAH, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1913.
- I Here's True Sweater i Coat Smartness TIME was, when sweater coats were cumber some to wear and tiresome to look at. They had no dignity or distinction. Their prime ob ject was apparently only to protect. Our Knitted Coats are supremely smart. They have the swagger "air" so needful in gar ments for outing wear. They're skillfully woven from soft, pure worsted. Numerous styles, all of correct style, extend liberal pos i sibilities for making a pleasing selection. I I standard. William Olastnann. Publisher. AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER. (Established 1870) This paper will always fight tor progress and reform. It will not know ingly tolerate Injustice or corruption and will always tight demagogues -if all parlies; It will oppose privileged classes and public plunderers; It will never lack sympathy with the poor, 11 will always remain devoted to tho public welfare and will never be sat isfied Alth merely printing news, it will always be drastically independ ent and will never be afraid to attack wrong, whether committed by tne rich or the poor I WHY SHOULD WE BE I THANKFUL? I This Is Thank3givlng Day. And for I what 6hould we be thankful? The gov- I ernor in his proclamation gives no I answer except to say: I "Transcending In value all other in I dividual possessions Is the grateful neart. Aside from the sense of peace I and contentment that it awakens. I gratitude serves as the ballast of the ofttlmea recklessly driven craft am bltion. Gratitude is the check to self-sufficiency, and the golden link Lo the chain of universal inter-depend- I So long as the thankful heart abides, so long as gratitude finds ex I presslon whether through the spoken f word of appreciation, or through that sacred communion that 1b held within . the sanctity of the chamber of pracr I the human race will make toward righteousness and right living The I lullest outpouring of the human heart I ib the expression of gratitude. The I warm and lriendly feeling that grati I tude awakens toward a benefactor inspires loyalty and devotion and cul- tlvates and strengthens faith "Distinguished as a God-fearing I people who sought to apply the Ideals I of a sublime faith in an Over ruling I Hand to tho every day affairs of life, I the Pilgrim fathers established and I sacredly observed an annual day of I; thanksgiving and prayer. The cus- torn has Burrived the test of time ana I1 once again is renewed in the Proriiv I mation of the President of the United I m States fixing a day for such observ- ance. IT "Now. therefore. I, William Spry. Governor of the State of Utah, in ac cordance with custom and pursuant to the Proclamation of the President, do hereby designate as a day of thanks giving and prayer, Thursday, Noven ber 27. 1913. "On that day let there be a cessa tion of the customary dally activities, let our thoughts be directed to con templation of tho blessings of life, of health, of plenty, of material, Intel- lectual, moral and social progress; and recognizing these gifts, let our hearts bo opened in grateful acknowl edgment to the Source of all good l lft,M The governor haB well expressed a beautiful thought and we Join with I (him In gratitude. We must aim to be contented, while holding to our highest ambitions To be contented is to be thankful But the people of Ogden have much to be thankful for even In a material way. Of course, every place has Its sorrow' and sadness, but Ogden ha? less of the wretchedness of life than any city its size in the Cnlted States There are over 30 000 people in Og den and of that large imputation there 1b no one in extreme poverty, of horn we have know ledge. There are helpless old people and a few disabled younger folks, but the community rec ognizes an obligation to aid them, and o they, too. are blessed In being part L -TUN,... w, ., k of a communln where the brother hood of man finds expression In deeds as well as In words. Ogden is more prosperous and has a brighter future than any other city nf t class In the country That is one reason why we should be thank tul. but a greater cause for reJolcliiK is that there is evidence everywhere of a better day approaching, when no one will be left to suffer alone and when all will fairly share In the good t nines of this world We see pros? ress along those lines In ten thousand activities of the great men and wom en of today Even men of money no longer think of money as the all desirable thing, and many of tho I wealthier are turning from the empti ness of nothing more roan money-getting to the higher aim of helping to pass prosperity around and make ot existence, even' in the slums of the large cities, a condition endurable. We can bo thankful that we live in a period so promising of tremendous reformations in our social affairs. oo IF WE WENT TO WAR WITH MEXICO Typhus fever is as dangerous as the bullets of the Mexican sharp shooters. A doctor, who has studied conditions In the war zone, says typhus would be one of the most se rious problems confronting American troops, if armed intervention were attempted This statement is made The fever Is always present in the colder plateau lands south of Tor reon. Thl6 tableland is the normal habitat of typhus In Mexico, but it is reasonably certain that the disease can be carried by the Mexican troops wherever they go in Mexico They carried it to Juarez, they can, and will, carry it to Vera Cruz or to whatever tropical district they go. The physician was asked what were the worst diseases that we might expect In case of war with the southern republic His reDlv was that the greatest menace to life would be typhus. Venereal disease would be tho greatest disabler. The typhus that we shall encoun ter there will not be of the mild tpe found hero. There the disease is violent. It has a case mortality or 80 per cent. Americans have no per sonal knowledge of so violent a form This doctor maintains that typhus is carried by lice. If that is true, then the American troops must pro ceed to fight the louse as well as the Mexican In tho Civil war, but few men. of the hundreds of thousands In the two armies, escaped contact with the louse If our troops go into Mexico, they must improve on that record. SPLIT SKIRT OF TODAY NOT NEW. A woman, writing to the Standard last week, defended woman s dress of today as an improvement on that of tin- past and pointed out the 6tyles of ten. twenty and forty years ago, from the trailing Bklrt to the hoor skirt. Now comes Collier's with a page from the claaslce to prove that split skirts are of ancient origin and that the split was so liberal as to leave nothing to suggestion. Here is the quotation: Speaking of Lycurgus the lawgiver and his times. Plutarch relates- "The skirts of tho habit which the Msbm virgin wore were not sewed to the bottom, but opened at the sides as they walked, and discovered the thigh, as Sophocles very' plainly wrote: "Still in the light dress struts Her mlone, ! Whose opening folds display tho naked thigh " This passage of Plutarch is well worth looking up for more than de tails of costume eight or nine hnn dred years before thr- Christian era. You may read there of the complaint made that women in those times were too bold, too maBCullne. too prone to make themselves mistresses of the houses they Inhabited: and even "they wanted a share In the affairs of stato ' Aristophanes satirized feminism in i comedy that is now twenty-three oen- i turies old and still acted! If you have time to do only 'timely' read ing. you would better cut out the perl odicals and read the Greeks. To them we owe (wrote Wilde) 'whatever is modern in our life' Including the slit skirt " I AN OGDEN FORTUNE WAGERED ON A GAME OF CHANCE An Ogdenite. who made $100. 00f here but thought the place too slow. J received a letter from a Los Angeles j land-booming corporation and straight way he sold out and proceed ed in the direction of the country' of vast delusions. Arriving in the City of the Lost, he hastened to urge upon the clever schemers that they accept 186,000 of his Ogden money, with a request that he be allowed to turn over to them $2,', 000 more We do not know the sequel, but j our guess Is that the former resident it? poorer but wiser than when he started in pursuit of the pot of gold at the end of the beautiful California rainbow Our surmise is based on n news item from Los Angeles, which states that eleven officers and di rectors of the corporation have been ir.dicted by a federal grand jury for using malls with Intent to defraud A coast paper, reviewing the col lapse of the get-rich-scheme, says: "The crime consisted in sending n atter through the matl6 w hich stat- J ed that great dividends were being earned, when, In fact, no dividends were earned, and alleging the exist ence of an ample guarantee fund to assure the permanent value of the stock when, in fact, there was only a nominal guarantee fund The con cern seems to have nominally paid dividends of P8 per cent a year It does not quite appear how that was worked, but apparently the value of the properties was regularly marked up and the increment credited as "dividend" to stockholders in debt to the corporation If there were any stockholders who did not owe money, their dividends must have been paid j according to the regular get rich quick routine from new money paid in by new suckers Most of 'he ac j tual cash, however, was probably commandeered by the officials. The astonishing thing. Is however, that Los Angeles seems to be full of peo ple who could be made to believe that money in anybody's hands could be made to earn such dividends The Oenoern took In a great deal of real i money. The Los Angeles Invest- j ment company, which i the name of the concern whose officials were in dieted, was one of the southern ' city's typical financial institutions. It posed as a $20,000,000 corporation 1 and was actually in possession of large areas of land, to what extent paid for is not clear. Presumably the "tourists" who contribute so heavily to the general Los Angeles upkeep were heavy contributors to the con spirators' slush fund, for the solici tors who haunt the Los Angeles tour 1st hotels to get sustenance from the Impressionable rich have been fea tures of life in that city from the i days of the original boom, and out ! side lands is their shock in trade j There is no doubt that they make j money, for the tourist crop is by far the most profitable crop in that part of the state." The Standard more than once has said that real estate dealings in Los Angeles make up the biggest sure- thing gamble in the United States, There is no Monte Carlo in this coun try to compare with the game of chance played in southern California, and the people of Utah should be slow- to become victims. SUCCESS MARKS THE PERFORMANCES OE THE ELKS The production of "The Girl from Paris." which was given last night, marked the close of tne Elks shov season which for the merit of tho show and the players. In themselves, has caused more real pleasure and iatorablc comment than any previous dramatic production that has been staged under the direction of the lo cal lodge As presented last night, with the experience of the two previous nights standing them in good stead, the "Girl from Paris" could compare fa vorably with many of the professional musical shows and in some respects was oven superior A better come i dlan than T Earl Pardoo would be hard to find on any stage, for he pos sesses ali the requirements of the Eddie Foy and James T Powers type and In addition, something else that none of them can boast of, a singing Completely equipped SJ- With Gray & Dvi. S f. o. b. Toledo l el,ric '"'" and I II Why the Price is Lower I j i; TV ERE we present a few concise plant in the industry which means that j V B"4 co actory cts so that you we can make parts for $3 (shop cost) for - jj J can get a faint idea of what 50,- which other manufacturers must pay $9. j Mm Mb 000 cars a year means, and how We have over $3,000,000.00 worth it makes possible minimum economy. of automatic machinery which means Jj Read carefully. Then draw your own con- that we can cut production costs, on ma- j . " elusions. chined parts 50. ; I We arc the second largest consum- This year we have contracted for ers of aluminum in the world not in the 200.000 tires, 250,000 lamps. 100,000 j automobile industry but in the world. fenders, 200,000 wheels, and 200,000 jj j We use 18,000 pounds a day or 5,400,- rims and these arc only some of the 000 pounds a year. trimmings. This year we will use 20,000 tons of Some figures! jj b steel. Yes but they show the immensity II ,1 One of our recent monthly aver- of this institution. And it's immensity jj I ages on incoming freight alone was over that makes for economy for maximum fu 85 carloads a day, or a total of 5,100,000 production results in minimum costs and jj j pounds of incoming daily freight. you save the difference. On outgoing freight we never fall The economical effect of such pur- i below 35 carloads a day and often go as chasing power is singularly evident in the V j high as 60 carloads a day. This year our 1914 Overland. jj j outgoing freight will approximate 270,- In every respect here is an improved j m 000,000 pounds. and a larger car but the price is lower than I ij h Our incoming express matter will ever. average ten to twelve thousand pounds a The motor is larger but the price is Ij day and outgoing is almost double that. lower. j fj We print our American catalogue in The wheelbase is longer but the 1,000,000 lots. In addition to that is our price is lower. ! German. Italian, French, Spanish and The tires are larger but the price is Portuguese editions which are run in 300,- lower. M jjj 1 000 to 500,000 lots. Then there are huge The new car has electric lights j special editions for South Africa, Canada, throughout even under the dash but I !j Australia, India, etc. the price is lower. j We receive over 1200 pieces of first- The body is designed with cowl dash j' ; class mail matter each day. We send out and flush U doors with concealed hinges j 1 over 2000 pieces of first-class mail matter but the price is lower. each day. On an average we handle over It is magnificently finished in dark I J j 20,000 pieces each week. To say noth- Brewster green trimmed in polished nickel ing of the fourth class matter and Parcel and aluminum running boards and wheels Pbst. to match but the price is lower. j i It is almost customary for us to mail Then there are Timken bearings, a j I a solid ton of catalogues and literature jeweled Stewart speedometer a larger jjj every day. steering wheel, and deeper upholstery 'j! We operate machines in our mailing but the price is lower, i department that stamp, seal and count Never before such value for such a ! 250 1 etters a minute. price! j Our telegraph offices (situated right No need to hesitate any longer. See II I j in our factory) are among the largest in- the nearest Overland dealer. Get your I j dividual handlers of telegrams and cables Overland quick and save money. J in the world. ' ' Read this advertisement again then I j We operate the largest drop forge draw your own conclusions. jj! Beeraft Automobile Co. I 2440-44 Grant Ave., Ogden Utah. Distributors. Telephone 604-252-W. j The Willys-Overland Company, Toledo, Ohio g oire of wide range and fine qualin. with a knowledge of how to use it it is safe to say, also, that tho B P. O. E. of Ogden will not need to Import a director for any of their future productions, tor Mr Pardee oar j ricd the double lead to a success that few directors could have attained or I would have even attempted In the time given An the work of all who took part I In the "Girl from Paris" showed, Mr FarJoe had exceptionally clever ama teurs to work with both those who had previous experience and those who made their deout in the "1913" production. And the main satlsfac tion is that they all belong to Ogden The main object of gluing the show al6o met with big success for the com pany played to capacity bouses at all three performances and many home will be made happy during the win ter by the distribution of the necessi ties of life, through the philanthropic channels of the Benevolent and Pro tectlve Order of Elks. There is talk of presenting the pro duction in Salt Lake. INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL CHILDREN PLEASED The boys from the State Industrial school were entertained last night In the First Congregational church play rooms, through the courtesy of Rev Frank ;. Brainerd Rev Brainerd has always shown 8 deep interest In the boys and thouulu that an evening of amusi meni r.i ih playing of the many games with whlcll the playrooms are 6upp.ied, would DO I nne treat. The Invitation WM IOW through Superintendent B. Q. GowMM and was quickly accepted. The boys were accompanied to tho church by Dr. Gowans. and some o. the Instructors at the school, and thej enjoyed the playing of chocKers. chess, parlor croquet, and a number of other parlor games In the meantime, the girls from the Institution were having one of the best times of their lives, as guests of the local Elks lodge, at production of "The Girl from Paris" at the Orpheum. AMERICAN YOEMEN SPEND A SOCIAL EVENING The Brotherhood of American Yco man last night gathered about 4i"' strong In the I. O. O. F hall and a right roal time was had A num ber of speakers wcro introduced by Toaetmaster W S O'Brlan. manager of th Postal Telegraph ofilce of this city . who spclie encouraging!) of the organization and congratulated those who had been Instrumental In lrt r rising the membership recentls b 75. Luncheon was served, i To A It Jensen, it was said. Is du I largely the enrollment of additional members as he had charge of the work. He will continue to handle that department The members of tin' committee haing charge of the entertainment were: Mrs 0 B, Williams, foreman til tne lodge; H H Day, Mrs M L Reed. Mrs Elizabeth Fitzslmmonr and Mrs Fred D Mitchell on KANSAS CROPS THIS YEAR $242,000,000 Kansas City. Mo.. Nov. 27 Not withstanding the dfyeit iar and pm tically the smallest crop of corn on record for the state, the products of Kansas fields, gardens, orchards an'! feed lots amounted to nearly $242, 000,000 this year, a larger sum than was reported in any year prior to 1906 It was $82,000,000 less than 104 value of the output of last ear when the high record was made. These are the figures presented by F D Coburn. secretary of the state boarl of agriculture in his reports on th' i ear"s crops. This year s corn crop, amounting lo less than 18.500,000 Dushels, is tM smallest since 1879 ' i Proportionately more American niih tary aviators have been killed than those of any other nation except Italy- What Is claimed to be the first sa' i8factory method for plating aluminum upon iron has been Invented Id France. A Free Toy Balloons I Mr Next Saturday we will give a toy balloon to . every child who is accompanied by an adult, and' - who makes a purchase. We are domg this to in troduce the famous j iZsrzpz jg&fr 0RUG5 4i M