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TIIK BKE: OMAHA. MONDAY. BEPTKMBKR -6. 1913.
THE OMAHA DAILY DEE FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSKWATER." VICTOR ROSEWATKR, EDITOR. Tbe R Publishing Company. Proprietor, irn BUILDING, farnam and xtfventeenthT Fnlf t Omaha postofflr aa second-cWs matter. TERMS Or SUBSCRIPTION. Br carrier By mail par month. per yr. lafty and Sunday Mo It as pally without Ptmday....' o 4 6 FVanlnff and Sunday "c Fventng without Sunday........ V 4.00 Sunday Fee only K- I 00 8nd not lr -f change of address Or eomptatnta of Irregularity ia delivery to Omaha Bee, Circulation Impertinent. RIM ITT A NC E. rwdt by draft, expre or postal order. Only two. rent stamps received In payment of small a ooiiftta. Personal cheek, except on Omaha and art am xehaage. Dot acoepUd. OFK"! ("Kf!. Omaha Tha Boa Building. South Omaha Sis N street. Connell Fluffs 1. North Main street, Vlnooln Little Building, t Chlcro-m Hrant Building. Nijr fork Room 1W, P Fifth BTenu. tt. ful-MS New Bank of Commerce. Washington 7 Fourteenth St.. N. W. CORRESPONDBNCB. 'Addre communications relating to news and edi torial an altar to Omaha Boa. Editorial Department, AUOLST CXRCXIiATIOX. 53,993 ute of Nebraska. County of Douglas, an: Dwight Williams, circulation munrntrr of Th Boo Publishing company, being duly sworn, aaya that th avarsge circulation for the month or August; 1814, was M.W. D WIGHT WILLIAMS. Circulation Manegsr. Subscribed In my piinM and a worn to before me. this 2d day of Feptemlter, lio. ROBERT HUNTKH, NoUry Public Nubecribrrs leering the city temporarily should have The Bee malted to them. Ad drees will be chnnfpr-d a often a requested. September S thought tor the Uay StUtt af h, Mabml V. Rt I tat a belief ot my omn, and U eomfortt r: That by desiring whmt it good, even vhen don't quite know what it it, and centwd do lehat irould, wt art part of a divint power mgaintt tvilvoidtning tht tkirlt of ight and making tht ttrugqle viih dorknett narrower. Georgt Eliot. e To all tho it rangers within our gates: Wel come to our city! In the language of tho race track, "Theyrs off at the tabernacle!" ' A little more speed, please, in getting those ornamental' electrolier! placed on the court houae grounds. None too old and none too young, to learn about the productive resource of Nebraska at the State fair. " ' Uncle Sam'e army of letter carrier, numbers more men than bit regular army. Pood for thought there. From present appearances the road to Tip perary is several leagues shorter than the road to Constantinople. , . ' . Why not a style show for men? It Is time to switch the spot light and prove that mere man has some style worth showing. Promises of greater liberty and home rale for Poland are made by the contending powers. Which one will bestow the honor keeps the Poles r.' casing. Cheering news for art lovers comes from the tate house. The famous frlece of the senate chamber so far has escaped damage from the typewriter bombardment. The fate of so experienced a bear hunter as Napoleon la valueless as a modern guide. The leasons of back numbers have no place la the text-books of efficiency masters. The American steamer Nebraskan, fully re covered from the German torpedo attack. Is steaming homeward with the starry flag at the peak. A good name Is a lucky talisman on water as well M land. Should the worst come, as some people Im agine, the country might mobilise a mosquito srmy, and send It against the enemy. What would happen to the Invaders would make hu manity shudder. When Dr. Anna 8haw lost one automobile to the tax collector, her friends pressented her with a later model. As a business woman Dr. Shaw knows all the fine points of the. game, from publicity to propulsion. , It it one thing to make a rule, another to enforce It. In ordering public school teachers to quit the federation the Chicago School board appears to overlook what happened to the sea side order of King Canute. Oil City has been celebrating the flfty-alith anniversary of the discovery of petroleum by Edwin U Drake. It Is barely half a century since the ultlllty of the product w demon strated and the making of overnight millionaires began. F. W. Gray haa returned from t. Paul, where lie tnt Hey. Willard ficott on hie mar to hta eaatern hoin to which b had been called by a teletram aanounrlna the deth of hi father. Mn. Bcott will remain at IWe Mlnnetonka utitU ber husband's return. W. IL H Is bee, formerly of Hmlth'a, haa returned lo Oiaaha and aaaumed chara of the new carpet de partment at 8. P. Monk aV (. Mine Buchanan, teacher In the Podge arbooU la tack from her eu mow-re vaeaUun at ber home la th rt. I'hnmaa H. Laxke. of the Northweatara offlee, uea lo Poraiello to take a pualtion under Buperin-triid-n4 BlIi kaniMlrrfer of the Oreon Short line. To xpHrncd BlrUi can find employment at C. K. Whitney's bindery. l)a Farnam atreeL aluaio for the fair if tab fummhed by two bndi, tfce fourth Infantry of twenty-two pteoee, and a i Urn-pice hand tu be lent by Partin. Oiendorf ilsrilii from their fartuiy at Canton. 111. . II. Dvrraitre und family returned from a two v(.. trip In the tt. Nebranka't Own Eipogition. Attention ot Nehraskans Is Just now being called to a review of what they are doing at home, tbelr own exposition being under way at Lincoln. The state fair 1 no longer a mere "pumpkin show" with a "boss trot" appendage, l.ut Is a res) exhibition of farm products and Iroresies. Nothing so well Illustrates the ad vance In methods of agriculture as does the de velopment of the state fair, which has grown from Its primitive stage to the condition of being one of the most important events In the calen dar. Just as the old-fashioned farmer haa been superseded by the man who is equipped with scientific knowledge of soil and seed, and sup plied with the most efficacious and ingenious of Implements, so has the annual fair advanced, until the great state fairs of the circuit In which Nebraska holds a high place have come to be splendid expositions of such variety and scope as to astonish even those who have thought they were keeping up with the progress of agricul ture. Here the exhibitors compete not only on achievements, but on prospects, for the future Is quite as much at stske as the present, and Im provement is always In order, and is really the main quest of the fair. Nothing that pertains, even remotely, to the agricultural Industry -is nowadays omitted from these great educational exhibitions. Such deeply Interesting phases as the baby show snd the boys' school are examples of how the science of farming Is taking hold on the life of the people, making for better men and women and promising a sturdy race to enjoy the future greatness of Nebraska. The state fair shows us how far we have gone, and how we tray make further growth, and deserves the sup port of our people for that reason. The torpedoing of the Hesperian, i-nrrylng ponaertRera on w eat bou nil trip, right on tlifi heel of the kal.ter's solemn assurance that the submarine warfare would bo changed to meet our demands, puis another serious strain on our relations with Germany. Hero again, however, as In the case of the Arabic, we must have all the feels before we act. Ireland on the Upgrade. "How Is dear old Ireland and how does she stand?" Napper Tandy's question. If put to an Irishman ot today, would command truthfully a more cheerful answer than the one Immortalised In song. Ireland Is not "the most distressful country." Far from it. True, the distress of war exists as It does In all Europe untouched by fighting armies. But epochal events light the gloom and mark progress. For the first time In half a century Ireland's population shows an increase. The report of the Regis trar-General for 114 shows a population of 4,381,398, a gain of 2,886 over the previous year. Small as the gain is, It is Important be cause It Is on the right side. Moreover, emi gration is at a standstill, marriages are Increas ing and Illiteracy Is practically wiped out. Sup plementing this encouraging showing Is the de cision ot the court of last resort subjecting the lends of Lord Clanricarde to sale to tenants. Clanricarde Is the last and most typical of the rack-renting alien landlords ruthless In his dealings, selfish and' penurious. He fought the land laws in the House of Lorda and la all the courts, and Is finally compelled to disgorge. Irish farmers have traveled a long and hard road to land ownership, but they have at great cost succeeded in laying the foundation of Ire Jand's regeneration. In this whole history of the world the dlirnltv of labor was never higher nor the laborer more respected than on this Labor day In the year lBio. Never before has organised labor the right to oheerre its special holiday with greater aatisfarUon In the bettered condition of the wage earners. Foreign Trade and Home Markets. One toplo that haa been presented from al most every angle to the American public within the last year is that of foreign markets for our manufactured products. The desirability of trade expansion Is beyond argument, but how to achieve the conquest of foreign customers pussies the experts who have so far dealt with the subject In concrete form. Many sugges tions have been made, but all lead to one focus. We must offer resl Inducements to the buyer. or be content to see him purchase elsewhere. Establishment of credit and means for negotia ting exchange bills, provision of transportation facilities and the like are all factors in the main problem, but the central fact sUll is that the customer must be shown It Is to his advantage to make hU purchases from Americans. James J. Hill, unquestionably a successful railroad man, is now an ardent advocate of trade expansion, and has voiced some Interest ing, if not authoritative, vlewa on the subject.' Chief of the thoughts he puts forward Is that the rate of wages paid in the. United States, artificially maintained." Is sufficient to turn the tide against the American manufacturer In the matter of prices, and so long aa It Is In the way, Just that long the markets of the world will be closed against us. The plain inference is that If we are to secure the trade of South America, or any other region. It must be at the cost of reducing wages in the United States. Do we want the trade at that price t For half a centary the republican party de voted He efforts to the upbuilding of American Industry, that the home market might be sup plied by home-made gooda, and this object was attained. Under the democratic administration the effort has been made to open the home mar ket to the foreign manufacturer. No other nation in eJl the world presents a market to compare to that of the United States. In round numbers, the consumptive demand of our own people amounts to the stupendous figure of thirty-eight billions of dollars annually. It costs us ltO,000.00 a day to live on the American standard. The export business of the United States for the last fiscal year wae but $2,700,000,000, or less than one-twelfth the sum of the home trade. Of the Imports that entered United States ports In July, 115, l.4 per cent came in duty free. Do we want to Jeopardise our home market to create a commerce with foreign nations? Is rot the republican policy of protection for home workmen to be preferred to the democrat! policy of free trade, that will first of all reduce wages lteaue it will reduce the ability of the employer to pay wages? Government by the People .JLoot's Votable Bpeeeh to V. T. CoBveattoa "Thr nf-vrr wii a reform In administration In thia world which did not have to make It w&y asalnnt the strong frllne; of good, honeat men concerned lit ettatlne; methods of administration and who aaw nolli Ing wrons. Nrr. It la no Impeachment to a man's honesty, his Integrity, that he thinks the method that he la familiar with and In which he la engaged are all rlsht. "But you cannot make any Improvement In thle world without overriding the satisfaction that mn have in the thing aa they are and of which they are a contented and successful part. I say that tba growth, extension, and general acceptance of this principle shows that all these esperlenoed politicians and cltlsens In all our state conventions felt that the people of the state aaw something wrong In our aUUe government, and wa are here charged with a 'duty, not of closing our ayes, but of opening them and "Seeing If we can what it was that waa wrong. "Now nobody can s that all these Vt outlying commissions and agencies of state government, big and tittle, lying around loose, accountable to nobody, spending all the money they can gat, violate ever principle of economy, of efficiency, of the proper trans action of business. Kvery one can see that all around us are polltlna.1 organlxatlona carrying on the business of government that have learned their lesson from the great business organisations which have been so phe nomenally successful In recent yeara. "The government of our eittea! Why. twenty year ago, when James Bryce wrote his American Common wealth." the government of American cities was a bywo-d and a shame for Americans all over the world. Heaven be thanked, the government of our rlttea has now gone far toward redeeming Itself and us from that disgrace, and the government of American cities today la In the main far superior to the government of American states I challenge contradiction to that statement. How has It bean reached? How have our cltlee been lifted up from the low grade of Incom petency and corruption on which they stood when The American Commonwealth' was written? It has been done by applying the principles of this Tanner bill to city government, by giving power to the men elected by the people to do the things for which they were elected. "What Is the government of this state? What haa it been during the forty yeara of my acquaintance wltl It? The government of the constltltutlon? Oh, not not half the time, or half way. "When I asked what the people find wrong In our state government my mind gone back to those perlodto fits of public rage In which the people rouse 'up and tear down the political leader, first of one party and then of the other. It goes on to the public feeling of resentment against the control of government by party organisations of both parties and of all parties. "Now, I treat this subject In my own mind not aa a personal question to any man. I am talking about the system from the days of Fenton and Conkling and Arthur and Cornell and Piatt, from the days ot Pavld B., Hill. Down to the present time the govern ment of the state haa presented two different lines of activity, one of the constitutional and statutory officers of the state, and the other of the party lead ers. They call them party bosses. "They eall the system I don't colli the phrase, I adopt It, because It carries tta own meaning the sys tem they call 'Invisible government for I don't know how many years. Mr. Conktlng waa the supreme ruler In this stats; the governor did not count, Ifgts laturea did not count: controllers and secretaries of state and what-not did not count. It was what Mr. Conkllng said, and In a great outburst of public raga ha waa pulled down. 'When Mr. Pratt ruled the state for nigh upon twenty years be ruled It It waa not the governor. It was not the legislature, It waa not any elected officer. It was Mr. Piatt. And the capltol waa not here; It was at 49 Broadway, where Mr. Piatt and his lieu tenants held forth. U makes no difference what name you give; whether you call It Fenton or Conkllng er Cornell or Arthur or Piatt, or by the names ot men now living. The ruler of the state during the greater lrt of th forty years of my acquaintance with the stats govern ment haa not been any man authorised by the con stitution er by the law, and, air, there Is tJTrousVhout the length and breadth of the state a deep and sullen and long-continued resentment at being governed thus by men not Of the people's choosing. "The party leader Is elected by no one, account able to no one, bound by no oath of office, removable by no one. My friends here have talked about thia bill creating an autocracy. The word points with ad mirable facility to the very opposite reason for the bill. It la to destroy autocracy and restore power ao far aa may be to the man elected by the people, ac countable to the people, removable by the people. "I don't criticise the men of the Invisible govern ment. How can I? I have known them all, and among them have been some of my deareat frienda. I caa never forget the deep sense ot Indignation that I felt In the abase that was heaped upon Chester A. Arthur, whom I honored and loved, when he waa attacked because ha held the position of political leader. It Is all wrong. It la all wrong that a government not au thorised by the people should be continued superior to the government that Is authorised by the people. "How la It accomplished? How la It done? It is done by the use of patronage, and the patronage that my friends on the other slda of this question have been arguing and pleading for In thia convention Is the power to continue that Invisible government against that authorised by the people. Everywhere, sir. that these two ayatema coexist there is a conflict day by day and year by year between two principles for ap pointment to office, two radically opposed principles. "I have been told forty times since this convention met that you can't change It. We ran try. can't we? I deny that we can't change It. repel that cynical assumption which Is born of the lethargy that comes from poisoned air during all these years. "I assert that this perversion of democracy, thia robbln . democracy of its virility, can be changed ua truly as the system under which Walpole governed the Commona of England, by bribery, aa truly aa the atmosphere whtoh made the Credit MoUller aoandal possible In the congress of the United States has been blown away by the force of public opinion. We can't change It In a moment, but we can do our share. We can take thia one step toward not robbing the people of their part In government, but toward robbing an Irresponsible autocracy of Its Indefensible and unjust and undemo" ratio control of (rovernment and restor ing It to the people to be exercised by the men of their choice and their control. This convention la a great event In the life of every man In this room. A body which sits but once In twenty yeara to deal with the fundamental law of the state deals not only for the present, but for the future, not only by tta results, but by Its example. Opportunity knocks at the door of every man la this assemblage, aa opportunity that will never come again to most of us." la a Bad Fl. The well-beloved bishop of a cortaln southern state la so absent-mined that hta family la always appre hensive tor his welfare when he la away from home. Not long ago. while making a journey by rail, the bishop wwa unable to find hta ticket when the conductor aaked for It. "Never mtnd, bishop," aald the conductor, who knew him well. "I'll avt It on my second round." However, when the conductor paased through the car again the ticket waa atlll mlaalng. "tHi. well, bishop, tt will be all right If you never find ttV the conductor assured him. "Ne. It wont, my friend." contradicted the bishop Tve got to rind that ticket. I want to know where Tm going. Touth'a Companion ('alia far Asalatr, Tiie owner of the motor car aald to the business bead of the roadside sarege: "Have yon filled my tank with adulterated gaso line T" I bave.- "And tba circulating system with water, sand and mud? And my cylindrra with Imitation oil?" I have." 'The a how much Co owe you?" "Four dollara and an apology." "Apology for what?" For conveying the tmpresalon that I am aa excep. tlon to a general rule." Life. Twice Told Tales Ko Arlstoeraey for State Valves allies. CHICAGO. Kept. 4-To the Editor of The Bee: Reading the article In which Pr. Kenjamln Mn Wheeler, president of the University of Cnllfornla. urges high tuition fees at state un'vers'.ttes. It seems to me Dr. Wheeler sliows a very undem ocratic spirit. To make the universities expensive Institutions would be against the principles for which democracy stands. Free education for everyone ahould be the state's aim and not to re serve education for those who can afford large expenses. If Mr. Wheeler stated In his address that there Is a sentiment among hla stu dents that they did the state a favor by coming to the universities, I think Mr. Wheeler reveals a asd condition of af fairs 'at hla school. In the middle west I find an altogether different sentiment among students. Take, for Instance, the University of Wisconsin, there the stu dents sppreclate free education. They certainly do hot regard tt as a charity, no mora than free public schools could be ce isii'ered such, but they appreciate th help ct the state to realise their am bition. WILL HANSEN, 43T.I Calumet Ave. Mlasoarl River Improvement. NORTH LOUP. Neb., Pept. 5. To the Editor of The Bee: There s an argument that will appeal to engineers In Missouri river Improvement. 1 a competent com mittee may be sent before congress and first she that, tbe Missouri flows an abundance of water, and secqnd, that there ere many rock foundations upon which permanent dams may be con structed, there will be a reasonable ar gument for Improvement. Go to the man who built the river bridges and you will find that these bridges set on solid rock. In time It will be found that the fall of the Missouri will prove to make It a better river than the Mississippi. When we see the enormous Increase In the number of gas engines for every purpose we know that the number must yet In crease an hundred fold If fuel mar be had for them. The oil wells cannot sup ply the tenth part of It. To make a fuel for gaa engines, electricity must ' bo made for one-tenth of one cent per klllowatt hour. If this policy be followed there Is no necessity In spending great sums of monejr. Fifty million dollara will demonstrate Missouri fiver navigation and power pos sibilities. The president cornea forward with the suggestion that the oountr spend $304,000,000 at one clatter on a lot of Junk and gold lace that will prove worthless before the money la spent to pay for It. The way to keep out of war la to put the fellows in front who talk war. I can remember when McKlnley ssld we did not want war and some democrats called him a little American. WALTER JOHNSON. Get Busy for Nebraaka. OMAHA, Sept 3. -To the Editor of The Bee: I have read with Interest of the bringing to Nebraska by ex-Kecretary Bryan of the desk from the secretary of state's office. This was the desk used by Field, Blaine, Hay, Olney. Root and Bryan. There could have been few articles of furniture ot more historic Value In Washington than the desk In question, The manner In which It was procured for our state of Nebraska seems to open an avenue for Individual activity on the part of our public men In Wash ington that should not be overlooked. The west up to this time has not been receiving Ha fair share of the national relics. I suggest that each of our sen ator and congressmen busy themselves along the line of activity adopted by Mr., Bryan and be of real use to our state. If not during the term of service, at leaat at Ha close. To Illustrate: At Mount Vernon there are so many ot the General Washington relics that could be taken and new ones of modern price and style left In place that would enrich our state In the way of historic relics and please every one down east, because of the manner of the re placement. Also the two Lincoln collec tions, one at Washington and the other at Springfield, could each contribute something to Nebraska and no harm done to anyone down there, because of the more modern article left by our publto men in lieu of their several selections. Please call this thought to the atten tion of those In position, by reason of their official atatlon, to help In the good work. I would not have the exchangee made confined to Washington or Spring field, but whatever looks good down east would also look good in Nebraska. Our public men should get busy before the Idea takes possession of the entire west, for obvious reasons. NEBRA8KAK. i Uraftlasr aa a Pine Art. OMAHA. Sept. t-To the Editor of the Bee: A few days ago a man, who else where gave his name as Fitch, pre sented a letter written on a letter head of "The Order of Railway Employes. Division No. 49," showing J. H. Moore and W. H. Rogers, both of New Orleans, La., aa grand secretary and president, respectively. The letter was signed by J. J. Burns, secretary, who, the solicitor stated, was employed by the Missouri Pacific railway here. Tbe letter asked for subscriptions for a national fund for the relief of widows and orphans of rail No A lot d way employes, and authorised the solicitor to make collections. Together with his letter ha presented a subscrip tion list on which there were already en tered a large number of subscription from prominent business men and manu facturers, soma aa high as tla. I told htm to come back In a few days, and In the meantime wrote Mr. M. Loftua, agent ot the Missouil Pacific, for reference, and am juat In receipt of his reply, reading follows: Replying to vour Inouiry of August S9, will aJvlita that J. J. Hume has not been In our employ for the last six or seven years snd we do not know where he ia employed at the preaent time. Have niH1e Inquiry aa to the organisation referred to, but none of our fopct-a seem to have any Information regarding aima. Yora 4riy, M . l.ottus, agent Missouri Pa dfto railway. When a few days later the solicitor did call again. I made a move to go to the telephone booth. Upon seeing this he went out of the door, saying that he would Just go across th street and come right back, but h ha not shown up sine. Have sine telephoned one of the larger subscribers whose suspicions bad already been aroused, and found on making in quiries that the man was evidently a fraud. Why la It that bueinea) men will aubacribe money to fake fund of that kind without making Inquiries? It la not surprising that there are ao many graft er when raonay Is secured so eaaily, es pecially when asked for on tbe plea of charity or religion. Biilly Sunday la nothing tut a colossal grafter, saving souls for Ood snd pocketing dollara for Billy, and h and th Aatl-alooa league have rystematlsed grafting to perfection. According to a report Jut received from YVyoming, th Anti-Saloon league hire stranded preacher who have fallen from grace somewhere, end sends them to cer tain places with th understanding thtt they will get 10 fo every saloon put out of business. This Is surely a commer cialised age. Can you blame the petty grafter who see the big one get away with the coin by the thousands and re ceive a blessing Into the bsrgaln? A. L. METER. next sene you capture a live mouse with you bare hands and The Movie Artrees Not for a million. Here's my resignation. -Judge. "There Is sn extremely perartnxlcai way of freeslng out a man in business." "How's that?" ' Hy hot contijetltton." Baltimore Amer ican. "What do von think of Great Britain blockade attitude?" "As alwavs, threat Britain la strong for the freedom of th aelxe." St. Louis Re public. She Am 1 the only girl you ever lored? He Of course you are not. Po you think I would have the effrontery to offer a girl of your discrimination pet fentiv untried affections? Richmond Tlmee-Di ne t c h . "Do you believe In shirt aleeve diplo macy T" "I don't know what It Is," replied the sardonic) cltisen. "When a rnnn s In his hlrt eleeves, he mny have taken hi coat iff bewus he's willing to fight, or he suse he wnnts to appesr cool and oom ortable." Washington Star. MIRTHFUL REMARKS. Ring Borely la going to take up rail roading. liana So many nice, girls bsve told blm to make tracks that I don't wonder at It. Town Toplce. The Manager You've Jumped over the rllff all right and you faced the lions and tigers In fine shape. Now in the ouch thing aa Vubber roofing xnanuFacturws call their roctfVnff "Rabbe Roofir.",Rnhor4i.,,,rRiA. brold--Rabber-thi and RubWlii. The lie b all out d rubber if sopoaed totheaVaynghtfor eix month. It wfj We silly tat put rabbet? in roofing, mod rubW ceets more per pound than VooAmf eaOe for lor a hundred povnds. TsrekMtlils3nbiiW Tnawe U no rubber sn Roofing It U made of tbe Mde of the very beat Roofing Felt thoroughly ts Tatted harder as our properly blended aiphalt grade of asphalt which keep the sol Mraer rrad-s of mrobah which keept the toft taturvtloo with fa uit life of U KcKMiDg from drying out quick!?. Wft IfcaaVs fvSJltvl rwktil tsitkx ss Tsabrtaini-ns. it ) nt Ua s i ! 1 and under all kind ot condition that the are the materhds "i that give the bast and the longest service on the root. CrtVrm-eej Roofing ! guanotracl L 10 of IS yean according to whether thethlcb- i. 2 or ) ply nrpacfivejy, bndU tbe roof faili to max good you have a re spomuhJe guarantee fr fall back on. Bewar of the product which it tnUrtprssauted terou many way, r our loaxU daalsr wtiiosot you rao price on cu CARPENTbR PAPER 0MAHA--rISTRIBlJXERl CERTAIN-TEED roofing BUILDING PAPER The Conquering Spirit By J ante CHara Day. E was a citizen of Idaho and one of the world's dreamers. Eighty miles from his city there was a dreary expanse of ground covered with alkali dust and cactus plant. ' Thirty miles from this desert spot was a canyon. The dreamer wanted to do something big. lie purposed to clutch fortune by the throat. lie was tired of the blows ot adversity. He had one big asset the conquering spirit. When he had completed his dream and had made his plans he advertised in the pa pers of his city about as follows : "Eighty miles from here, at such and such a point, I will build a city. This will take place at eight a. m. on September 1. All who desire lots in this wonderful locality must be there on time. First cor.w, first served." All his friends laughed at him. They did not consider him exactly the person to make the desert blossom like the rose. But he didn't rely on his friends. At the hour mentioned the crowd was there. He pointed out that he had run an irrigation dttch from the canyon thirty miles away. I was in that town five years ago. It had three banks, more than a dozen stores and an air of comfort and plenty. As that town was built, so any business can be built. The conquering spirit, with the power to dream, can build anything, can lift it to a height as yet uncalculatcd. The man who puts imagination into his undertaking starts out with a big lead on the others. If he can stick to his dream and go through with it, he becomes inevitably one of the great men. There are two places to win the fight. One is within the walls of your business under taking. The other is in the advertising space of the newspapers. A dr i'Axn, however wonderfuL is not of much value if you don't tell it. And, however great may be your conquer ing spirit, the world is too crowded for vou to take a club and, single-handed, bed peo ple into your establishment. The man who built the city in reality made the other people do the building. If you want to build your business, per suade the real builder, the public, to help you with your job. mnd rmtA k s CO.