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How I Sold My



The Story of a Successful System of Finding Cash Buyers for Real Estate

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James M. Beck
The author of THE EVIDENCE I
THE CASE turns his penetrati
satire on Wilsonism; a fearless es
mate of the President, his policie
his character. There are sever
especially dramatic chapters wri
ten in the form of imaginary conve:
sations between Wilson, Clemencea
Lloyd George, Orlando and Barc
Makino at the Peace Conference,

Edith O'Shaughnessy Author of A DIPLOMAT'S WIFE IN MEXIG At last a book by someone who ca speak with authority on that puzz which is Mexico; an intimate po: trayal of its traits, principles, pe sonalities. AMERICAN WORLD POLICIES

David Jayne Hill
An admirably clear and convincin
discussion of the whole problem
the League and the Peace Treat
by the author of AMERICANISL


Otto H. Kahn
An expert of international repute
—with the keen analysis of the
trained financier and the skille
economist, he pitilessly exposes the
great existing evils of our
nomic system. But he does more
than this—he suggests their rem-
IDEALS: A Definition

Professor John Erskine Here is a definition, clear and in spiring, of national ideals and the method by which they are to be realized.

At All Booksellers

New York

HIS is a short tale about a quick sale. property by the Simplex System was less

than $15, whereas if I had followed the property without paying big commissions agent's advice I would have been comto agents.

pelled to spend $500 in repairs and pay him It tells how this system sold my prop- $125 commission when he made the sale. erty-quickly, and for cash—and how it That my experience is not unusual is can do the same for you.

evidenced by what others say who have 'It gives information of immense value availed themselves of this method of selling. to every man and woman who has real Here are some extracts from recent letters : estate for sale.

“Sold my property for cash within ten Through a business deal I became the days. Gladly recommend your methods." owner of a property in an adjoining State. - Wm. H. Cartland, Massachusetts. The place was run down that it

“ Your method sold my farm in a short would have required $500 or $600 to time and for cash, too.”—Mrs. L. A. make the house habitable.

Childs, Minnesota. As the property was so located that I “Sold my fruit farm at a satisfactory could not live on it, and, being unoccupied, price in a very short time. Much pleased brought me no income, I was, of course, with your method.”—E. R. Lindsey, Ky. anxious to dispose of it as quickly as pos- “ Sold my property for cash. Think sible.

your plan the quickest I ever

saw.” Never having tried to sell any real es- Johnson String, New Jersey. tate, and knowing no better method to “ Your plans sold my property when pursue, I placed the property in the hands every other method failed." Found of a local real estate agent.

buyer in a remarkably short time.” This agent, following out the usual Jno. 0. Brown, Pennsylvania. methods of the average small-town real Every reader of this publication with estate man, put a “For Sale” sign on the any real estate to sell should get the property and then sat down and waited Simplex Selling Plans at once. They are for some one to come along and inquire complete, simple and practical, and are about it.

for the express purpose of selling homes, After several months had elapsed with- farms and building lots located anywhere out any word from the agent, I wrote and in the United States and priced at not inquired as to the prospects of a sale. He more than $25,000. replied that he had been unable to do any- The best proof of the efficiency of this thing with the property and had come to system of selling real estate is the fact that the conclusion that it was impossible to through its use more than 5,000 properties sell it in its present run-down condition, in the 48 States have already been sold. and advised me to spend $500 in re- If you will write to the publishers of the pairs.

Plans at once, you can share in their Not having any money to spend on the special free examination offer. place, and having lost all faith in the

Send no money. Just fill in and mail the agent's ability to find a buyer, I decided coupon and a complete set of these copythat if anything was done I would have to righted Plans will be sent to you, prepaid, do it myself.

with convincing evidence of what they Fortunately for me, about that time I have done for others, and what they can do learned of “ 'The Simplex Plans for Selling Real Estate” that had just been brought In this way you take no risk, as you out by a New York publishing house. may examine the Plans in your own home These I secured, and much to my delight, without cost or obligation. Then if you I found they contained seven definite want to keep and use them, send the pubqlans for advertising and selling just such lishers $10 in full payment for them. If > property as mine.

you do not wish to keep them—if you are Selecting from these seven selling plans not convinced that they are just what you the one that seemed best suited to my need to make a quick, cash sale of your requirements, I immediately put it into property-simply return them and you operation with the following gratifying will owe the publishers nothing; results:

As the publishers reserve the right to Within three days I had eighteen peo- withdraw this special, free-examination ple interested in my property, and within offer at any time, better cut out, fill in two weeks I made a satisfactory sale, and mail the coupon right now to THE having receizod three cash offers and two SIMPLEX COMPANY, Dept. 333, 1133 offers of exchange.

Broadway, New York, or, if you prefer, And what is of the utmost importance, copy


coupon on a post card or in a the cost of advertising and selling my



for you.


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of household, educational, business, or F sonal service-domestic workers, teache nurses, business or professional assistar etc., etc.—whether you require help or seeking a situation, may be filled throug little announcement in the CLASSIFIE COLUMNS OF THE OUTLOOK you have some article to sell or exchang these columns may prove of real value you as they have to many others. Se for descriptive circular and order bla AND FILL YOUR WANTS. Addre


W. E. B.

THE SIMPLEX COMPANY, Dept. 333, 1133 Broadway, New York

You may send me, postage prepaid, a compl-te set of the SIMPLEX PLANS FOR SELLING REAL ESTATE. After receiving them I am to have 10 days in which to examine them, at the end of which time I will either remail them to you or send you $10 in full payment for same. I agree not to show them to any one, except members of my own family unless I keep them.

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GALLERY OF In the Book Table will be found a

delightful discussion of biography 1 general and some of the biographers f Theodore Roosevelt in particular. It IDE omes to The Outlook from a friend of

olonel Roosevelt, who has been one of fears bis he most careful students of his life. e a Vho is he? He won't let us tell. baptz

WEN WISTER, before becoming a

novelist, was admitted to the Philao z.elphia bar. Theodore Roosevelt, when Cocasked if Mr. Wister's character the EST Virginian was not overdrawn, once FOR leclared that his friend Seth Bullock ameras“ in all essentials the Virginian' un real life, not only in his force but in Deontis charm.'

TEWART EDWARD WHITE, as every int->

" The Blazed Trail reader of TING

(nows, is a lover of the woods. Native DRUOf Michigan, he has wound up in Buringame, California. He served in the

World War as Major, 144th F. A. 1

GERTRUDE ATHERTON is also a Calbleme ifornian. She was born in San Pe Francisco. Her contribution bears a California post-mark—that of Hollycivood, the motion picture city. LEM

OSEPH C. LINCOLN's name has be

come more or less of a synonym for Cape Cod. He was born in Brewster, Massachusetts. He was associate editor malo dt

of the “ League of American Wheelismen Bulletin ” back in 1896. It must at have been a relief to him to turn from be breathless narration of the century runs 5 "of the time to the leisurely drawl that fills his tales of Cape Cod. DA TARBELL’s middle name is appro

priately Minerva, for she has studied Ersat the Sorbonne and. the Collège de France, and has degrees from Alle

gheny College and Knox College. Her extensive writing has included biograles phies of Napoleon, Madame Roland, cand Abraham Lincoln. She was born in Erie County, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Gramercy Park, New York. MERSON Hough hails from Newton,

, Iowa. It is possible that his novels llow owe something of what Frank Norris called “the roll and plunge of action” li to his residence on Surf Street, Chicago. MARY CARY ROBERTS RINEHART was once

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The Bat” and “Spanish Love." One
of these is reviewed in this issue.

born in Columbia, Pennsylvania, and still lives there. He was a correspondent with the French, Belgian, British, and American armies during the World War. In 1916 he enlisted for Mexican servico in the Roosevelt Division." His wife, Ruth Wright KauffMan, is also a writer, known to the readers of The Outlook.

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269 The Rule of Unreason in Ireland 269 Italy's Industrial Problem..

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State of New York, County of New

York, ss. Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State and county aforesaid, personally appeared Robert D. Townsend, who, having been duly sworn according to law, deposes and says that he is the Managing Editor of THE OUTLOOK, and that the following is, to the best of his knowledge and belief, a true statement of the ownership, management, etc., of the aforesaid publication for the date shown in the above caption, required by the Act of August 24, 1912, embodied in section 443. Postal Laws and regulations, to wit:

1. That the names and addresses of the publisher, editor, managing editor, and business managers are:


The Outlook Company, 381 Fourth Ave., N. Y. City Editor-Lyman Abbott.......381 Fourth Ave., N. Y. City Managing Editor

R. D. Townsend, 381 Fourth Ave., N. Y. City Business Managers

The Outlook Company, 381 Fourth Ave., N. Y. City

Some say

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2. That the owners are:

The Outlook Company, 381 Fourth Ave., N. Y. City Stockholders of The Outlook Company owning 1 per cent or more of the total amount of stock :

Whether it's a broad-backed ox or a street car line, we've got to keep feeding it or the thing will lie down and die.

Bones whitening in the sun or a car track broken and grass-grown may lend color to the landscape, but they mark the loss of a valuable worker.

Let's decide first whether we need the worker. If we do, then surely it is a long-run economy to pay what the work costs and so make certain of continued service.

Thus, in our daily comings and goings do we need the street railway?

No, it isn't worth the cost. Others say “Yes, but the fare is plenty high enough,

There are arguments for and against, and obviously each case must be settled on its merits. But while talkers talk and investigators investigate, one pertinent fact remains

Fór lack of resources to keep going, 450 miles of track have recently been abandoned, 608 miles dismantled and junked, and 4802 miles placed under receiver's management.

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Should the question of higher fares become a burning issue in our town, an eye to this side of the story will perhaps help us determine. what is fair for all concerned.



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Published in the interest of Electrical Development by an Institution that will be helped by what. ever helps the


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(Signed) R. D. TOWNSEND, Managing Editor. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th day of September, 1920.

serve the electrical field that every time you call up your grocer, switch on a light, or take a street car down town, the chances are you are making use of Western Electric equipment.


(Signed) J. LYNN EDDY. Notary Public, Westchester County ; New York County Clerk's No. 26; New York County Register's No. 2019; Certificate filed in New York County ; Commission expires March 30. 1922.

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