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The Mediator

Omaha, Nebraska, August 8, 1919

Hold Your Head Up Straight

“Just a minute! There! No, hold on! There, now, grab it!” – and the job was done. This big ram will be exhibited at Nebraska’s Victory State Fair, Lincoln, Aug. 31 to Sept. 5.

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 The Mediator

Omaha, Nebraska, August 8, 1919

 Things That Never Happen 2

Man on the left: “Tell us that one about the Scotch man.”

Man in the middle:  “Ah tell that one about the 3 Swedes.”

Man on the right: “Although I admit I’m a good story teller I can’t imitate the dialects.”

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The Mediator

Omaha, Nebraska, August 8, 1919

The weaver birds of South Africa join forces. Scores of pairs nest together under a huge umbrella-shaped structure which they build by their combined labor. Some of these amazing co-operative nests contain a good cartload of grass.

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The Mediator

Omaha, Nebraska, August 8, 1919

We’ve often thought what a pity is is that a man can’t dispose of his experience for as much as it cost him. – Eskridge Independent

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The Mediator

Omaha, Nebraska, August 8, 1919

Capt. Klaus Larson, in his little motor boat Ferro, made a successful trip from the foot of the cataract through the Whirlpool rapids of Niagara falls on September 19, 1910. Despite the battering of the Whirlpool rapids Larsen went through safely; the little boat was lost to sight most of the time, but at Great Wave it was shot 20 feet out of the water. Except the old Maid of the Mist, sent through in 1864 to avoid seizure, Larsen’s is the only engine-propelled craft to have gone through the rapids.

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The Mediator

Omaha, Nebraska, August 8, 1919

Mrs. Mabel Harden, pretty telephone operator for Hastings & Hayden, realtors on Harney street, likes to read the Mediator. She receives the mail for the big institution and when her favorite weekly newspaper appeared two late last week she filed her complaint with the head of the firm. Byron Hastings likes to please his employes so he sent out and bought a copy from a down town news stand when his own paper did not appear Saturday morning.

Mrs. Harden’s choice of literature is a good one and she cannot be blamed for complaining when this paper fails to show up on time. Incidentially, this fine little woman is a big asset in this real estate office and is always full of information. Her disposition is so cheerful that even the high cost of living and the hot weather do not disturb her even temper.

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The Mediator

Omaha, Nebraska, August 8, 1919

The Empress theater, the best equipped house in town for supplying comfort to its patrons during this hot weather, with its typhoon ocean breeze system attracting capacity houses, has a most attractive bill arranged for its patrons the first half of the week.

The Imperial Pekinese Troupe, whose act ranks among the best of its kind, are comedy jugglers and their spinning plate surpasses anything of a like nature.

One of the big time special hits of the circuit is the Three Harmony Notes, a trio of entertainers who specialize on the xylophone. These fast working dynamic entertainers vary their program to suit the requirements of their audience from a repertoire that includes practically everything from classical to ragtime in music and song. With their accentuated syncopations, they throw jazz over the foolights recklessly to the great enjoyment of their audience.

Wilson & Wilson are two dusky hued laugh producers possessed of excellent voices with a penchant for syncopation. They also introduce a great variety of fancy and eccentric terpsichorean steps.

“Fools and Their Money,” an irresistible comedy-drama of delightful breeziness, is a play that gives Emmy Wehlen, the most winsome role of her career. It will be the photoplay attraction for the first half of the week. It tells the story of the socially ambitious wife of a munitions millionare who mistakes the daughter of the aristocrats whome she most admires for a servant. How the girl plays into her hands, thereby winning adventure and love, makes the play both amusing and appealing.

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