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GUARANTY FOR STATE BANKS
Botanic by Which Depositors May Ifavo
RESERVE FUND TO DE HELD BY THE STATE
Muntl I'orcondtKt ! of llto DciuiMll * In
litIlivoMod In Soi-iirillos tot
HMC In CIINON of lOnior-
LINCOLN , Dee. 20. ( SiicclsI.-Ono ) of the
mcnmircH which Isiltc | \ likely to divide tbo
ntU'nlion o ( thu members of llio next legU-
laturo will bo a bill 'Intended to prevent
| , nulcs anil restore confidence of tlio people -
plo In Uio state banks of Nebraska. Funda
mentally , tbo proposition U to levy an nx-
BeMmcnl of one-half of 1 per cent or. tbo
average deposits of cnth state bank , the
total of which l to bo a general fund to
protect dtpisliuu In any state bank which
may bnppcn to fall. It Is proposed to de
posit this fund with tjio Mnto treasurer anil
whenever the amount reached 52,000 or over
It ! to bo luvo&tcd. In United States bends.
The reason for selecting these bomU Is that
they nro the meir.t available IP. case cash I *
required Immediately , an a United Stales
bond cnn bo attached to a draft drawn on
anv Now York or Chicago bank and the
money quickly secured to protect depositors.
It In estimated by the Kt > r.rclary of tbo Stale
Hanking bourd that one-half of 1 per cent
would bo ample to create a protective fund
of Ililii description , ami pcthaps one-fourth
of 1 per cent would do It. U rclKht bo
arranged BO that the banks could receive
the Interest on the government bonds , and In
ease it bank closed up Its business , paid oft
ell depositors and retired there would bo no
loss to It. IIH tbo deposit would then bo re
turned to It. U Is considered by the advo-
eaten of this measure that It IB much afcr
and In every way more expeditious than the
Blow and uncertain process of recovering
from bondHinen. Under such a law all the
Ktnlo banks would become Insurers to de
positors In any other bank , end thus would
be established a mutual Interest.
LAWYERS GET THE CASH.
Thcro Is a fair prospect for thu whole of
the $1.000 reward offered by the Hock Is
land llallroad company lor the conviction of
the man who wieckcd the train In Augimt ,
18U4. to bu eaten up In lawyers' fees. The
distribution lately made by the district court
of the money between five or six clatmuntn
lias engendered conyidti'nblo hard feeling
anil three of the claimants propose to teat
the legality of tbo division in the supreme
iiourl. Already attorneys' lien ? have been
filed ugulnut the bulk of the reward and It
looks as If those In whom it wad given will
got nothing In thu end.
The funeral of Charles E. Alexander , late
city editor of the Lincoln News , will occur
from the Filbt Baptist church at 3 o'clock
Sunday afternoon , Ucv. Mr , Rowlands ofll-
According to a. special oriU-r Issued today
from the olllco of the adjutant general , the
election of Robert 0. Adams an captain and
Charles L. ' Dnrber as first llcutoniMit of com
pany I ) , First regiment , Nebraska National
Guard , Dcccmbf 10 at Fullerlon Is ap
proved. The oiitcors named will bo duly
comnvlKsloned nuxt week.
Theodore Mawn , ex-county clerk of Harlan
county. Is now prominently mentioned as
the most probable successor of Nelson Mc
Dowell , who for eighteen years has been
bookkeeper In the olllce of the secretary of
The Lincoln Llfo association has recently
added to Its force Hilton M. White as chief
bookkeeper. Mr. White wan for many yenrs
connected with the state auditor's olllco
as bookkeeper , the position now held by
Several days ago one Dairlel Fast of Johns
town , Drown county , preferred charges of
malfeasance In olllco against Arthur Scat-
torgood , notary public In Ilrown county and
cashier of the Dank of Johnstown. The
charges , supported by affidavit , accused Scat-
tergood of having deceived Fust In relation
to $145 , which Fast supposed ho was bor
rowing of out ! William Huxton , when In
reality ho was made to give n mortgage to
the bank of Johnstown , which was recently
foreclosed by the bank. Today the governor
received ix letter of explanation from Scatter-
good , accompanied by nflldavlt , In which he
appears to give n good showing of hid case
to this governor. The governor has not yet
completed his Investigation of thu matter
and reserves his decision.
Articles of Incorporation bf the Chase
Land company were Illed today with the
( secretary of state. The Incorporatora are
Champion S. Chat > o , Clement Chase and Lula
I ) . Chase , with principal place of business
at Omr.ha. The company will transact u
general real estate business and the capital
stock Is placed at $200,000.
Omaha people In Lincoln : At thei Capital
W. S. Wldenor.
CONNIDIiltl.Vn STATH KIll'CATIOX.
NolirnsUn TouoliorHsoolallon Wilt
OIIHVOIIO n ( IJnoolii Tlil Wool * .
LINCOLN , Dec. 20. ( Special. ) The State
Teachers' association will meet hero next
week. The program Is an unusually strong
ono. The executive committee hasi departed
from the usual custom and planned for a
reception on Tuesday evening , December 211.
at the state house. The governor , chancellor
of the Statu university , the retiring and In
coming state superintendent and president of
tin ) State Teachers' association will take a
prominent part. It was felt that the social
side of the State association was so Im
portant , that It could not be Ignored. It
Is believed this will be one of the enjoyable
features of the occasion.
For Wednesday evening Dr. Krohne.
dean of the philosophical department of the
Illinois State university , will lecture , He
l.s ono of thn leadera In the new psychology
and child study movement In the United
States. Subject of the lecture : "What of
a Helpful Nature Has So Far Ileen Accom
plished by the Child Study Movement ? "
Every teacher of the state and pchool patron
who hears this lecture will bo more than
paid for the whole association expenses.
Hon. Henry Wattcrson of Kentucky will
deliver his famous lecture , "Lincoln , " Thurs
day evening. Two other cities were com
peting for this. Ho speaks before the state
teachers of Kansas Wednesday evening.
Colonel Wattcreon has delivered this lecture -
turo many times , and always with Increas
ing popularity , lie stands In the front rank
of American editors , orators and thinkers
on public questions. This , too , will attract
many persons to the association.
In Nebraska this year the source method
In history study , and the child study move
ment arc receiving special attention In the
.various county associations , Institutes and
( school Journals. Subjects along these lines
will be prominent In the state * program.
No program of recent years has repre
sented to much real progress. One fare
for tbo round trip was secured from the
railroads. This will bring largo numbers
who "might not otherwise attend.
Will Kreo a Cronmory lit Mlllnrd.
MILLAIli ) , Neb , , Dec. 20. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Final arrangements were consum
mated here this afternoon between John
Dill & Co. of Falrlleld , la. , and a number
of the best farmers and business men for
the erection of a creamery hero on the co-
oporatlvo plan. The creamery Is to have a
capacity of 1,200 pounds of milk per hour
unit will coat about , $1,000 and Is to bo com
pleted within sixty days. At a meeting of
the stockholders held hero this afternoon
Herman Horles , William Von Dohrcn and
Oiorgu I'lumbcck were appointed a committee -
tee on the grounds and bulld'lngs and work
will bo commenced on the bulldlngd early
In January. _ _ _ _ _ _
Condition of llio Corn Crop ,
WAUSAU , Neb , , Dec. ! C. ( Special. ) The
moist , warm fall ban placed the corn crop
In an unsatisfactory condition , dealers
claiming that It U not sufficiently hard to
crib. Kill ! , the risk Is being taken and
thousands of bushcla are already cribbed ,
awaiting n higher market.
York I'11 re in on ( ilvta Dunce ,
YORK , Neb. , Doc. 26. ( Special , ) A benefit -
fit tlnnco and tuppcr was given last night
at the city hall by the hook and ladder com
pany of the flro'department. The affair
wa * very ui'cceitful.
PEN PICTURES PLEASANTLY AND PO1MTE1DLY PUT
Kvery smoker In llio city should test
our dual'stry UP once y m may like
the flmtiKU we're pretty nice people nnil
we sell mighty nice clgnre nil the
choicest tlomes-tlc anil foreluit lirnntls
box trit1e : u spoelnlly you'll think so
when yon conic lo jn-leu us our line of
pipes and smokers' .sundries Is well as
sorted mid low i > riecd-"CVcrylhliiK tt
W , F. STOECKER ,
SANTA. CliAl'S * MAXY VISITS.
( 'liiirolicK ill SoliiiyloiAIIIIISO Clill-
di-on ft Illi CIii-lstimiN KcMtivltli'N.
SCHUYLKIt , Neb. . Dec. 20. ( Spoclal.-- )
There wns a nust unusual and much more
general obacrvanco of Christmas by the
churches and sooie-tles of Schuyler Christmas
eve. Trees predominated. Ideas for novel-
tics foemlng to have been exhausted , bui
there- was a noticeable deficiency of expenslvi
gifts. The Presbyterian and St. JohnV
Evangelical Lutheran churches bad singletrees -
trees adorned In the usual manner , from
which , after short programs , consisting ol
songs and recital Ions , presents were dis
tributed , treats of candles and nuts being
distributed afterwards. At the Methodist
church there was comellvlng of a divergence
The IK-O was by for the largest ever dis
played In a chutch In Schuyler , rising to &
height of sixteen feet and being thirteen
feet In diameter. It was lighted with colored
electric lamps , which , together with the 1&0
candles , made a Eoeno of brightness unsur
passed. The literary program consisted of
numerous recitalIOIIK , a clans eJerclso and
class song , and a beautiful vocal solo by Ml&i
Viola Jennings , daughter of the pastor. A
great many presents were on the tree. The
members of the People's Independent church
wont the full limit of their capacity to do
a Chrlstmiw kindness to their children and
had a tree scene of more than usual note
Two tre-as were ussd , one at cither sldo o !
the opera house stage , and behind them was
placed n representation of an arched stone
bridge , having the appearance of a bridge
over a forest stream , four Urowivles cami
on t and played awhile , finally going on te ,
the bridge , where they WETO soon biirprlscd
ut the appearance of Santa Claus , whom
they at once pelted with a rapid fire o !
snowballs. A laigo distilbutlon of presents"
wan followed by a ttcat of sweetmeats. There
was sent In fioui the country , to bo distrib
uted among the poor , a dressed hog that ,
whllo frozen , was to have been rolled on to
thu stage with Santa Claus , but the warm
ntmosimeru of the room took away his
hogshlp's ability to itand , so the Idea was
KULLEIITON. Neb. , Dec. 26. ( Special. )
The Methodist and Presbyterian churches
of thia city were beautifully decorated bj
tlio women of the respective congregations
for Christinas festivities to bo celebrated by
the llttlo ones in the evening. The Pres-
bvtcrlan folks presented the cantata "Santa
Claus & Co. . " which proved to be a great
success. The tree was loaded with well
selected presents for the children of the
Sabbath fichool. The Methodists gave their
llttlo people n. great treat In the form of
u clothesline , upon which was suspended
Christmas presents which had been selected
with great care and good taste. At this
church speaking and music were rendered.
FALLS CITY , Neb. , Dec. 2fl. ( Special. )
Christmas was celebrated In this city In
the accustomed way. All the churches had
trees and a program by the children. Serv
ices were held at the Episcopal church
Christmas morning. In the evening tbei so-
olety event of the season occurred In the
form of a reception at Jenne's opera house ,
with supper at Gehllng's. About forty couple
were present and enjoyed themselves a.
dancing , cards , etc.
OIID , Neb. , Dec. 2G. ( Special. ) Christmas
festivals were held In the Methodist and
Presbyterian churches , the Baptists anC
Episcopalians uniting with the latter In the
evening exercises , which consisted of song *
and recitations. Miss Lily Davls's recita
tion of a "Christmas Carol" was done with
rare elocutionary skill and ability. The
evening's entertainment closed with the dis
tribution of candy and nuts.
WEEPING WATEIl. Neb. . Dec. 26. ( Spe
cial. ) The usual Christmas exercises were
held at the several churches and the children
made happy for a tlmo at least In receiv
ing presents. Very llttlo entertaining waa
done outoldeof family dinner parties.
WAUSAU , Neb. , Dec. 26. ( Special. ) The
Christmas festivities In the churches were
well attended and enjoyed by all. Many
private entertainments were given during
the day. Among the number , Mr. and Mrs.
K. Mcbby entertained at dinner the Paradise
club of this city.
Thrown from \VaKoii nnil Hurl.
YORK , Neb. , Dec. 26. ( Special. ) Ed Wll-
cox , a young farmer llvln < g tiouthwest of the
city , was the victim of a runaway Thurs
day. Hi was coming Into the city when his
team becuno unmanageable. Ho was
thrown to the sldo of the road , where he
was found In an unconscious condition and
brought to the hospital in this city. The
right arm wai broken , but although It was
feared that he had sustained Internal In
juries ho was able to bo taken homo yes
Spree ItoNiiltH Fatally.
PALLS CITY , Neb. , Dec. 26. ( Special. )
A German named Schmidt met with a horrible
rible death Wednesday evening. In com
pany with a friend he started for horns north
of hero In the evening. Doth were drunk.
In some manner Schmidt fell from the
wacon. catching his head 'In the wheel. He
was dragged eomo miles before his friend
discovered that anything was wrong. His
neck was broken and he was otherwise mu
tilated. Schmidt leaves a wife and several
Coniinii | > - .Munt lny.
KKE.MONT , Dec. 2C. ( Special. ) The Jury
In the case of school district No , 21 , Dodge
county , against the Home Flro Insurance
company of Omaha , which was on trial In
the district court for the last few days ,
brought In a verdict for the plaintiff ycatcr-
day for the full amount of It's claim
J710.CO. The suit was brought to recover the
Insurance on the school house , ululated
about ten miles north of town , which waa
burned last April. _
Dopliiiitiitory Context n ( Kiillorlon.
FULLEHTON , Neb , . Dec. 20. ( Special. )
The first annual declamatory contest of the
pupils of the High school was held Tuesday
evenlnt : of this week. There were ten con-
testantf , all of whom acquitted themselves
In a creditable manner. .Miss Cassle Davis
was awarded the llrst prize , which entitles
her to enter the district contest In the
spring. Miss Lodemla Gould received the
second : > rlze , _
t'u lit uro Iliiniiiviiy llojx.
NORTH PLATTB , Neb , , Dec. 26 , ( Special
Telegram. ) Last night three boyg , giving
their names as Paul Currothers , Clyde Plnck-
ley and Joseph Miller were arrested on u
telegram from thu olllcers of Anslcy , Neb.
The boys had ruir away from homo and arc
now held hero awaiting orders. Carrothers
ha received word that his mother Is very
sick and will be sent homo tonight.
Will lloNtirroot WIIIINII I'liper ,
WAUSAU , Neb. . Dec. 26. ( Special. ) John
Darrott of Vcrdlgrc , who ls a candidate for
the olllco of Bergcant-at-armii of the senate ,
will rcsurect the Recorder of that place
and publish u "tnldale-of-the-roaa" popu-
Dre.v 11. Khooninii says It's no trouble
to Induce alady to wear a' warm house
slipper after she has once worn our
black or brown heaver fur trimmed
nullliler that has an elastic sole and a
broad heel It keeps the entire foot ami
ankle warm ami Is one of the most com
fortable slippers ever made we nlve you
n nice neat tit for .fl.'iO.
DREXEL SHOE CO. ,
l/HJ / ) TARN AM.
STATH IIKMT Sl'MAIl ASSOCIATION.
Annual Mooting uf llio Orniiiilir.nlIon
Will Ho IntoroNlliiK.
HASTINGS , Dec. 26. ( Special. ) The an
nual meeting of the Nebraska Heel Sugar
association will bo held here 1'ebiuary 2
Among the objects of this meeting Is to
devise ways and means for securing addi
tional sugar factories , so that farmers dis
posed to diversify their products by the
moans of sugar beet culture will have a
market for them. Ofllccrs of the State uni
versity , the State HoAi'd of Agriculture , Ihn
State Horticultural society , the State Dairy
men's association , the State Federation of
Labor , county or local agricultural or horticultural
ticultural societies. Irrigation associations
or companies , boards of trade , commercial
clubs , the State Normal scnool , private de
nominational colleges , labor organizations
and farmers' Institutes , are Invited. The
governor of the state Is requested to'oppolnt
twenty delegatcs-at-largc : The State uni
versity , the State Board of Agriculture , the
State Horticultural society , the State Dairy
men's association , and the State Federation
of labor , ten delegates each ; county or local
agricultural or horticultural societies , live
delegates each ; Irrigation associations or
companies , three delegates each ; mayors of
cities are requested to appoint five dele
gates each ; presidents of hoards of trades
and commercial clubs , five delegates each ;
tbo State Normal school , private and de
nominational colleges , three delegates each ;
labor organizations , farmers' Institutes and
granges , three delegates each. General
managers of railroads are requested to at
tend In person or by representative. Editors
of agricultural or Irrigation publications ,
and all newspapers in Nebraska , will on
presentation of credentials , be entitled to
scats in the meeting. A cordial Invitation
Is extended to members of congress , the
governor , all state olllclals , members of the
legislature and county boards to attend as
delegates. Farmers engaged In the produc
tion of sugar beets and all others In our
state who have the welfare of this great In
dustry nt heart , are cordially Invited to bo
present In person or by representative.
A program will be presented with papers
and addresses on subjects connected with
the Industry by the ablest men , with op
portunity for debate on all subjects before
the meeting. Reduced rates will bo ob
tained on railroad lines. The names of all
delegates should be sent to W. N. Nason ,
secretary , 1704 Farnam street , Omaha.
TIIIKK'S COOI. WOH1C WITH A TISTOI ,
Iloliln Vi llln I'lirmioriH nnil Titlcen
INAVALE , Neb. , Dec. 26. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A thief broke Into the B. & M. depot
hero last night and after securing $2 went
Into town and entered the store of Kenyan
Ilros. Whllo In thcro he was apprehended
and an attempt made to take him , but he
calmly put a blfj revolver Into the faces of
his would-be captors and made them hold
their hands up whllo ho possessed himself
of their guns and then ordered them to run ,
emphasizing his remarks by a shot as they
After they were gone he calmly walked
away to bo seen no more. HP secured noth
ing from the store , evidently trying to open
the big safe while In there.
.Urn. Joiinloollti NIIOH for Illvoroc.
FREMONT , Dec. 26. ( Special. ) Jennie
North filed her petition In the district court
today for a dlvoico from her husband , Frank
North. She alleges that he has become an
habitual drunkard and has been guilty of
extreme cruelty toward her , striking and
beating her. She also claims that ho has
used abualve epithetx toward her In the
presence of others. She asks for alimony
and the custody of their child. Frank North
for about ten years has been court reporter
for this Judicial district. He was married
to his wife , then Jcnnlo Townshcnd' , In
Keep Tliolr WoddliiK1 11 Secret.
SAN FRANCISCO , Dec. 26. Gustavo
Hclnrlchs , the well known musical director ,
and Miss Kathcrino Montgomery Fleming
were married at the homo of the parents of
the groom , In Alaraeda , on tlio evening of
December 17. The ceremony WOE a very
quiet ono and news of It did not become
public until today , when the musician and
tUs bride returned from a short honeymoon
I'lujM tlio .lull for n Sufoty.
LOUISVILLE , Dec. 20. A special to the
Times from Paris , Ky. , says : Johnson
Howe , the 15-year-old negro boy who fatally
wounded Policeman Laccy at Cynthia on
ChrlHtninH eve , when the officer attempted
to arrest him , was brought here la.it night
for safekeeping. The negro's garments
show seven bullet holes Inflicted by the
wounded policeman , who flrcd while he
was on the ground.
Crnnil Jury IndlolH nn Aldornuiii.
CHICAGO , Dec. 26. Alderman Thomas J.
O'Malley of the Twenty-oocond ward wao
today Indicted by the grand Jury for the
murder of Gun Collander on election night
In November , 1894 , O'Malley'B Indictment
has created a ensatlon. He was elected to
the- council last spring with the endorse
ment of the Municipal Voters' league and
has a good record In that bo.ly.
KOIIIiCAST OK TODAY'S WKATIIKH.
Siniiliiy Will Ho ( ionorally I'air tun :
Wariiior In XoliriiNkn.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 26.-The forecast
for Sunday Is :
For Nebraska , Missouri , Kansas nnil
Iowa Generally fair and warmer ; south
For South Dakota Generally fair ;
warmer In eastern portion ; south winds.
For Wyoming Fair ; warmer ; south
For Montana Fair , followed by lncrea -
Ing cloudiness : Fonth to west wind.- ) .
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER IllJREAt' ,
OMAHA , Dec. 2fl. Omaha record of rainfall
and temperature compared with cor
responding duy of the past three yours :
1S % . IMC. 1M I. 1893.
Maximum temperature. . . : ii : 40 28 42
Minimum temperature. . . 13 20 11 J2
Average temperature 2'J 30 20 27
Italnfull 00 .00 .02 .00
Record of temperature and precipitation
ut Omahii for the day and since March 1 ,
Normal temperature for the day 23
KxcirfS for the day . , , i ;
Accumulated deficiency ulnct- March 1 , . 112
Normal precipitation for the day. . .03 Inch
Deficiency for the day 03lneh
Total precipitation ulnce Mch. 1..34.82 Inches
Excess since March 1 4 M inches
Deficiency for cor , period. ltAj.,11.10 luelu-H
Deficiency for cor. period 1KH..14.0 Inches
L. A. WEUSH ,
Local Forecast Official. ,
Warranted to bake better and with
less fuel than any other stove or ranse
you ever saw such Is the"Acorn Steel
Ilnnjie" n better made ran : e the best
material nothing but cold rolled steel
and the toughest Iron are used In Its
construction Inferior stoves at other
places will be asked more for although
the "Acorn Steel Utilise" Is by all nootl
housekeepers who use It aUJlitlned to be
the lines ! steel ran e made.
JNO. HUSSIE HWD. CO.
2407 Ginning Street.
THEIR GIFTS TO EMPLOYES
Unique Christmas Presents by Siogel Cooper
& Co. of Chicago.
600 TO 700 POLICIES FOR 51,000 , EACH
n HiiMtiltinl I.Iff Inmirmioo Coin-
pitiiy of Xo'w York , Mr. Cooper
Glvrs 111 * WorkcPH
Ho n nil Advlce.
CHICAGO , Dec. 20. A life Insurance
policy , with the premium paid up for ono
year , was the Christmas gift that the hlg
drygoods house of Slegel. Cooper & Co.
presented to each of Us employes , Instead
of the conventional turkey.
The unique presentation was made by Mr.
F. H. Cooper In person yesterday at noon
In an Improvised assembly hall on the top
floor of the firm's mammoth establishment
on State street. Moro than COO employes
of the house were present. .
Mr. and Mrs. Cooper were given an ova
tion on entering the hall. The manifesta
tions of gratitude and gopd , w.lll toward the
members of the firm were frequent and pro
longed throughout the course of the exer
cises , and when Mr. Cooper reached the
climax of his address by.telllvi : his hearers
of the gifts that had been prepared for
them thcro was such a salvo of applause as
is Ecldom heard within thu walls of a staid
commercial establishment , i
Among the employes apd members of the
firm who were present were :
Mr. niul Mrs , K. 11. .T. S. Jnroby ,
Cooper , .1. IlToli.
Mr. K. i * . ( "ooper , J. O 'rnc1ity ,
Charles Cooper , It. blunter ,
Garrctt Cooper , II. McKlilclit ,
J. Kt'lm , A. ItrooU" ,
J. Ilrentmn , .1. Ilruecklielm ,
J. llrockema , I * Lubrle.
The New York Mutual , Llfo Insurance
company was represented 'by - Proft \ \ ' . P.
Stewart of New York and , C , II. Ferguson ,
Qcorgo W. Oundakcn , James A. Forest and
Hiram D. Curtis of Chicago.
Mr. Cooper spoke as follows :
MR. COOPER'S SPEECH.
Gentlemen and Fellow Coworkcrs of the
Dig Store : It Is now nearly ten years since
the house of Slegel , Cooper & Co. was estab
lished In Chicago , and during all these
years wo have never asked you to come to
the store on Christmas morning. This Is
the first time , and If we have requested you
to assemble here this morning. It was for
no Idle purpose. This meeting was called
In order to show you that the house of Sle
gel , Cooper & Co. Is not Indifferent to the
welfare of Its employes , but takes an Inter
est In the well being of all. What better
day then for such a purpose than this day ,
which proclaims "good will to men ? "
I am Informed by the Mutual Life Insur
ance company of New York that It has ex
amined between 600 and 700 of our men.
Among that number there must be a good
many married men , how many I do not
know. Now , let me ask you a question , you
men who have families depending upon you.
What provision , If any , have you made for
wlfo and children In case you should die
today , tomorrow , or next year ? Are you
laying up any money ? Have you Invested
any funds In building and loan associations ?
Have you any Insurance on your llfo ? What ,
If anything , have you done for the protec
tion of your families If death , the destroyer
of all human aspirations , should remove
you from your field of usefulness ? The
capital that your families today depend on
Is your brain or brawn ; will It still protect
them after you are gone ? Your usefulness
to your family can bo extended beyond the
grave If you HO wish It.
And thoseof you who are not married ,
let mo ask you what arc you doing to lay
up something for a rainy day ? You may
say , my salary Is not enough to enable mete
to save anything. " That Is not so. Ex
perience they say Is the best teacher. Well ,
'then , I know by experience that any man
who has a steady position can lay by part
of his earnings. In 1866. when I 11 rat came
to this country , I worked quite a while for
$5 a week and out of this salary I saved
50 cents every week. The great thing Is to
live within your Income whatever It may he ,
and to save a part of it every week. There
fore , you should never run In debt ; buy
nothing that you cannot pay for at the time
of purchase. Any man who owes no ono
a dollar and has something laid up for a
rainy day , who has thoroughly accustomed
himself to burden himself with no more
needs than ho can easily gratify In his con
dition , Is Just as rich as a Vunderbllt , a
Gould , or a Rockefeller , for , after all , these
people can eat only three irtals ) a day , and
ten to one , that your , rpodcst breakfast or
dinner , earned by the .sJyda'i of your brow ,
( astes bettor1 to you than 'any banquet ever
spread before them does , to them.
SUCCESSFUL MEN , jillE INSURED.
The best men. or I should : rather say , the
most successful business men of our day
carry largo lines of life.Insurance. Ono of
the most successful mem in our line , Mr.
John Wanamaker of Philadelphia , I am told ,
carries on his llfo $1,050.000. Nearly all
the most successful meii of our time carry
largn lines , nil the way , say , from $50,000 to
$1,000,000 each I onlyriiuutlon these facts
to show you that life Insurance Is not anymore
moro an experiment , but 'that ' our leading
men consider It not aloud-a - benefit , but a
duty to themselves aitd < to'those near and
dear to them to Insure tllulr lives.
Some time ago It occurred to me that of
all the men In our employ , there was pos
sibly a very small fraction -who carried any
llfo Inuuranco ut all , and after a careful
consideration of the subject I determined
to do that for you which you may have neg
lected and to present to ' 'each and every one
of you a life Insurance policy of one thou
sand dollars ( $1,000) ) on which Slegel , Cooper
& Co. have paid the Ilrst year's premium In
After this decision was made , the ques
tion arose , In which company to place this
enormous policy , a policy of policies
amounting to between $000,000 and $700,000 ,
the largest policy or policies ever placed
with onu company at ono time In the world.
Being myself Insured fpr $50,000 In the Mu
tual Life Insurance company of New York ,
the company , which' I am Informed , has the
largest established means of any life Insur
ance company on the globe , u company
whoso responsibility Is abtolulely beyond
quehtlon , It was but natural that this com
pany was selected for , the purpose.
I did not wish you to pay out a single cent
for the first year , therefore , after arrang
ing with the company'B agent for the first
It's t'tiouuli to inuko anybody won
Hint Is anybody -\lu > Is In the biiHlnt ; * ?
nnil can't net the sl.vlosvo . huvi'-antl
they can'tthoy can't you'll not si-o our
colored shirt slylo anywhere flsoox -
ct'pt In tin- best houso'J In Chicago or
Now York and us for our nowi-st neck-
tics wo have them MM tie to ortlor they
arc our stylos-and they are the bost-
' wbon thi'm rich
yon'll say so yon m
bn'oi'ts that none can imuUu-o oxcojit
ALBERT CAHN ,
1 2'J FAUNA M
year's premium , I stipulated that the doc
tor's examinations , etc. , should bo free. The
policy for $1,000 , therefore , which you re
ceive , costs you absolutely nothing.
I am not posted on the tables of mortality
compiled by the life Insurance companies ,
and by which they are guided In fixing the
premium which must be paid at different
ages , but If I remember right , the average
yearly mortality In Chicago Is about twenty
out of every 1,000. or 2 per cent. Admitting
that out of this number two-thirds arc little
children and old people , who are not of In-
surahlo age , It would follow that out of the
number of men between COO and 700 In
sured , three or four will die during the year.
I hope not , but these ore the probabilities.
At nil events if such should be the t-ace ,
the families or estates of such Insured will
receive from the New York Mutual Life In
surance company a check for $1,000 that
never cost them a cent. Hut the great ma
jority of you will see another Christmas ,
we hope all of you , and It Is to those who
will survive that 1 desire to address a few
SETS A GOOD EXAMPLE.
Your policy is paid up for a full year , but
remember there are other years coming
during which you ate expected to pay the
premium yourself. Some of you , no doubt ,
will let the policy lapse , you will fall to
keep up the payments ; you will again be un
protected , ns you were before wo presented
jou with this Insurance , and In such cases ,
of course , the money Invested by us for
your , sake , and our labor of love' , will be
lost. Hut we trust that the great majority
of you , appreciating the Importance to your
self or family , of providing something for
dark days to come , will bo only too glad
to deny yourselves a little for so good a
purpose. Most of you are young men , and
In such cases the price of a nickel cigar a
day will keepyour policy paid up.
Some of you may have said , or heard said ,
"corporations have no soul" which , though
It may bo true In some cases , I thank God
Is not the truth here may wonder If wo
have not a Hellish motive In making this
donation. Wo have. We wish to make you ,
If wo can. Industrious , thrifty , saving , for
wo know full well that n man endowed with
those principles will do his work better
than a man who don't care. We wish that
this Christmas present would Inspire every
recipient with an added feeling of responsi
bility toward himself and family , that It
would spur him on to renewed effort , to do
his work as well as It can be done to the
end that In after years he could date the
period of his success from this occasion.
Given two men In practically the same po
sition , earning the same salary , that man
who saves something out of his earnings to
keep up this policy will be more successful
In life , and will be better thought of by the
house than ho who allows his policy to
lapse. Gentlemen , all It needs Is determi
nation to do right. Make up your mind
that , come what may , you will not alone
live within your Income , but lay by some
thing every week. That Is the foundation
of happiness , because It leads to Independ
Conscientious work benefits all. If we can
seine way manage to make our men more
conscientious , more painstaking , more care
ful , mors Industrious , wo benefit at once the
house and all Its workers. Many a sale Is
lost that should be made ; many a customer
Is driven away from the house by Indifferent
treatment ; wrong addresses are taken ,
which causes the house lots of trouble and
customers' annoyance ; packers ore some
times careless In their work , so that arti
cles are broken or delivered In bad order ;
drivers do not always take the proper care
of packages given Into their charge. There
Is destruction here , leakage there , waste In
some other direction , which causes the house
a loss of thousands of dollars a year ; and
let mo tell you right here that all this leakage -
ago and waste Is finally paid for by you , for
the less It costs the house , to do business
the moro It can afford to pay you. The moro
Intelligent work you give the house , the
more you guard against waste and leakage ;
the more conscientious you are In the dis
charge of your duties ; In one word , the more
you do for the house Individually , the more
the house can do for you collectively. All
of you have your own friends and relations.
Never forget that the Interests of Slegel ,
Cooper & Co. arc your own. Therefore you
should further the Interests of the house
whenever and wherever you can. There are
some men In the house who never , In the
store or out , tire of advancing the Interests
of the house. If you were all like that we
might do It with one-half the newspaper ad
vertising wo-have to do today. If you do
your work , whatever It may be , as well as
you know how , you arc bound to get along.
You can't all become millionaires , but you
can earn Independence.
CHANCES FOK ADVANCEMENT.
Ths chances for advancement In llfo today
are Just as good as they were thirty years
age. Yes , I believe they are better. It Is
true that wo are passing through a time of
serious trial , but thcso disturbances will
occur every few years or so , and let us
hope that the present clouds may soon roll
by. Do your work faithfully and well and
when the proper opportunity presents Itself
grasp It. To grasp the proper opportunity
requires judgment. Hear what ex-Senator
John J , Ingalls says of opportunity :
"Master of human destinies am I ;
Fame , love , and fortune on my footsteps
Cities and fields I walk ; I penetrate
Deserts and seas remote- , and , passing by
Hovel and mart and palace , soon or late ,
I knock , unbidden , once on every gate.
If , sleeping , wake ; If feasting , rise before
I turn away ; It Is the hour of fate ,
And they who follow mo reach every state
Mortals desire , and conquer every foe
Save death ; but those who doubt or lies-
Condemned to failure , penury and woe ,
Seek mo In vain and uselessly Implore ;
I answer not , and I return no more. "
The policies will now bo distributed. In
order to save tlmu and trouble the policies
have been arranged alphabetically , begin
ning with A. When your nameIs called ,
kindly rise , go to the desk and receive your
policy and go to the elevator to take you
downstalrc. I wish you all a merry Christ
mas and a happy New Year. Mr. Ilrennan
will now please call the roll.
THANKS FOR MR. COOPER.
Upon the conclusion of Mr. Cooper's ad
dress Mr. L. Lubrlc , an employe of the firm ,
aioso In his place among the audience , and
In a few choice sentences extended the
thanks of the employes In a body to Mr.
Cooper and the other members of the firm ,
rounding out his expressions qf gratitude
with the compliments of the season.
It was learned that the first year's pre
mium on noun of the policies donated by
the firm came as high as $145 , and $18CO
wnu tbo lowest payment. So It will readily
ho seen whet a tidy sum was paid out by
the firm for it * 189G Christmas ulfta to Its
COO male employe * .
Is Ilioro n man \\llh soul so dead
( hut hath no music In hbn--\vo prolong
llfo for lots of people because wo fur
nish them with so much Hint Is llfo-
since have In
Inspiring--never we been
business have we had such vast quan
tities of new sheet music as now every
new title comes to ns : is soon as It Is
out we have lots of sheet msi.slu for a
cenl--inore at " > cetilii.
A. HOSPE , JR. ,
KILLED IN A MINE EXPLOSION
Dnadly Firedamp Takes .a Umiibor of Vic
tims in Iiulmun ,
MEN WERE AT WORK REPAIRING DAMAGES
niNiirrr n ( ( In- CoinpnuyVns Si
orliili-iiilliiK tlu > Oiicriillnti nuil
Ho llriulM llio I.lnt or
PRINCETON , Ind. , Dec. 20. A terrific
explosion of llrcdamp occurred in the mine
of the Maulo Coal company , this city , at
3:30 : this afternoon , and as a result twelve
3:30 : this afternoon.
U W.IH at first thought twelve men had
been killed In thu mine , but when Dave
Noh'.n and Juims Turner and a man named
Colgate and a colored man were taken out
alive Just before midnight , It was thought
that the death list would be reduced to
eight or nine. The work of the rescuers
continues during the night , and will ho kept
up by relays continuously. Meantime , the
scenes above the mine during the nlgbt to-
come moro sad BB the hours go by. The
families of the missing men remain at the
mine , waiting for the cages that come up
the shaft. Their dcmonstratloiiR of dlslRvn
are heart-rending. The dead are :
ROI1ERT MA.ULE. married , treasurer
Maule Coal company.
JAMES RILEY , married.
JOHN RILEY , married.
JOHN ERNEST , married.
THEODORE FA HER. married.
JAMES PONYLITE. his brother.
JAMES KRUGY , single.
JOHN HOLMES , married.
The four men rescued are :
Will Grill , slightly bruised.
William Hooker , colored , cut and bruised.
Frank Turble , badly burned and may not
Davis , colored , slightly Injured.
The men were at work making repairs of
damages resulting from a similar explosion
last Sunday. Besides the regular miners
and blacksmiths , others were assisting In
the work , while Robert Maule , a son of
President John Maule and treasurer and
mine superintendent of the company , was
superintending the work. The mine has
been in operation but a short tlmo and the
air shaft Is not quite completed , and the gas
which collects In a portion of the mine was
Ignited by an open lamp.
MINE ONE YEAR OLD.
One > year ago today Princeton was JuhliMit
over tbo striking of a seven-foot coal vein
by the Maule company. Hut tonight many
homes are scenes of great sorrow , made HO
by the awful explosion of gaa In the mine.
When the mlns began work the tlnest ma
chinery was putIn and It wae
the Intention of the owners to make II
the finest In the state. The air shaft
was not started until after the mine l-.til
been prepared to onerate. Work has pro
gressed slowly and therei Is still about ninety
feet to excavate before It Is completed , ( "as
has frequently accumulated In pockets and
several men have been burned by umall ex
plosions. About two months ago a Kcrlous
explosion occurred. In which one man \vao
klllc.l and Frank Turble , who was Injured in
today's explosion , was Injured. The mate
mlno Inspector Investigated and werlc went
on with a small force. It was well known
that gas accumulated and there was no way
to dispel It yet. The miners went to their
dully work without thinking of the danrer
they were constantly 'In. Last Sunday a Jet
of gas was fired by a blast and It burned
all night. In the morning the descent of
the cages forces gas to this Jet and n terrific
explosion occurred , but fortunately theit was
no ono In the mine. Today about twenty
men were engaged in repairing the damage
done by the explosion , when the flrod-unp
again let go with terrific force , this time
with deadly effect. The cscapo of four Men
from Instant death ecems already a miracle ,
when It Is considered that the huge cufes
were blown from the shaft bottom to the top
house , over fiOO feet above , by the foice of the
explosion. These cages wore wrecked so that
they were useless and an Iron bucket was Im
provised for a rescuinc party as soon as
possible after the accident. The first per
sons brought up were Turble , Grill and the
two colored men , Davis and Hooker. The
first was badly burned and was carried to
an ambulance. Grill and Davis were appar
ently uninjured. Hooker was cut and
burned and had to bo supported. Afterwards
It was found hia Jaw was broken and one
eye was torn from Its socket. All wore
given medical attention. Then the rescuing
party began to bring up the dead. The
scenes around tha mluo were most pathetic
Wecplnc plteously In anguish were , wives
whom the crowd vainly tried to comfort.
Mothers , daughters , sons and other relatives
of the men In the mlno with blanched faces
stood wringing their hands and some were
kept from going down the shaft with great
dilllculty. Slowly the work of bringing the
bodies to the surface proceeded. It was bo-
lloved that the men mill In ( ho mine vcre
all dead and those above walled only for
HIMII.VC mi.i , coi.i.iicitv o.v nun.
( In-lit .tlliio In .Nova Scot In Uio .Si'ono
iif n UlxiiHtor.
HALIFAX , N. S. , Dec. 2fl. Another great
disaster has overtaken the Spring Hill coal
mines. Just five years ago the mines wen-
wrecked by a great explosion and 130 lives
lout. It look the best part of a year to get
the colliery In working order again. It was
splendidly equipped , gave employment to
1,000 men In the. pits and had an output of
376,000 tons a year. From tbo meager dis
patches received , It appears that lire had
complete poracsslon of the underground
working of two of the three slopes.
About G o'clock Tliuruilay evening the
coal mines at Spring Hill were discovered to
bo on fire. The flro originated In thu plpo-
way of the cast slope In the SOO-foot level.
It teen ' ute Its way Into thu 1,300-foot level
and do'vejoped Into a raging furnace. When
Government Inspector RIIjilii arrived fire wai
Irr-iinn from eivcry opening of the mlno.
T.a liopolan were mirne-d down and the
bankhoad had to bo torn away. The
miners worked hard to save their nourco of
livelihood , but nil their efforts In that direc
tion were fruitless. They tried to prevent
the air going Into the mlno by stopping up
every airway. Mr. Qllpln had to call the
men from their work , OH It was attonde-d
with great rick to their liven , obould an
Selling carpets Is our businessthal'n
why we like to talk ahont tlu'in so much
the way we sell them always makes a
permanent cti : < tomet that' * brcuisc wo
ahuiy.s consider quality and design Hrst
price last when we make our selec
tions then we know you are petting ;
a nullity that or.r reputation can back
latest pal let us ami at a price that you
will be salli-fieil with- quality considered
- we never ollVr yon a caipetaI what
ever price- that we can't back with unr
OMAHA CARPET CO. ,
explosion occur , whlrh might be expected
at any minute. The llames ihot 100 feet
Into the air , the rellectlon being visible nt
Ambcrd. The e-xtent of the tire IB not
known , but the most tUfas-tunis
The loss of the e.ut slope IH believed to
lie complete and the machinery will be ruined.
At 4 p. in. Friday the wcit slope was reached
all right , but the men will have hard work :
to save It.
The llro caught fiom nil overheated Mcam ,
pipe connected with the driving nuchlncry.
The- men worked up to the time the mlno
caught fire and got out In safety. The mlno
has three slopes , north , touth and oast.
It la likely that the most serious damage
by the lire will be confined to the east hlopo.
In which It started. The fire teems to bo
burning Itself out. The lc s will bo enormouu
and the tire will cause gieal destitution
among the mlneis , as even If the fire docs
not spread through the entire mine. It In
considered doubtful If work can bo rrwuineil
under any circumstances during the winter.
IIdle Klrox of n lny.
PUTNAM , Conn. . Dec. 20. Fire In North
Grovcr Nordalo today totally destroyed the
two largest buslines blocks In the town , to
gether with two barns and adjoining sheds.
Loss , J1C.OOO.
HUFFALO , N. Y. . Dec. 2(1. ( The grand
stand of the Huffalo Driving park was de
stroyed , by fire tonight. entalHr-g a loss of
$2o,000. This is the fourth fin- that has oc
curred at the park during the past year ,
the stables , hotel , club house and other
buildings having gone up In smoke at short
Intervals. Nothing remains but the track. -
MIAMI. Fin. , Dc-r. 2(1. ( Two blocks of hiu >
nehs buildings were burned this morning ami
F. M. Frank , a clothing merchant , was killed
and Alonzo Johnson , colored , was seriously
Injuied by the explosion of a soda water ap
paratus. The loss of property Is estimated
c.t $75,000 , with less than $10000 Insurance.
Some forty concerns were cleaned out.
TONAWANDA , N. Y. . Doc. 2The Tona-
wnnda High school was destroyed by llro
tonight. Loss , between ff.0,000 and $75.000.
Kiiunil Donil In III. * Hfil.
ST. I'AUL. Dec. 26. A Wiiubay , S. D , ,
special to the Dispatch says : Joseph Sehra-
hek , who lived four miles norlheabt of thia
place , was found dead In bed this morning
by John Wall , who lives near. Ho says
that labt night he heard n great row and
afterward saw Mrw Schrobek and their 10-
year-old son leave the house with another
Sonrolilntr f r Lost Knllior.
PORTLAND , Ore. . Dec. 20. Miss Mary
Ellen 'Chaxtcr of Scdalhi , Mo. , IH here en
deavoring to obtain confirmatory evldenco
of the death of her father , Everett Thaxter
If ho bo Indeed dead to expedite the dis
tribution of a $500,000 rotate In St. Louis ,
In which &ho Is Interested to the extent oC
TKI.KCHAIMIIS llltliVlTIKS. V
Arnui Howlnnd , Jack Rlgby mid Clreeley
Iear were killed in u llgn : six miles from
Mount Vornon. Ky.
Postmaster General Wilson has l.ssued a
fraud order against the Northwestern Ad
justment company of St. I'nul , Minn.
Lolo Fuller's fiigimcnient to New York
State Senator Jncoli A. Cantor Is an
nounced In Hnn Francisco , nnil Lolo doen
not deny It.
William Showlop , the bnrebnrk rider. In
under urrest at Hed Oik : , N. J. . for Ullllni ;
Ansel Oroft , a bartender , while hi- was ex
hibiting ii revolver In a saloon.
General Dnnlol 13. Sickles , once minister
to Cuba , will npeiik on the Cuban quc-Htloii
on January H , In Brooklyn , advocating In
terference by the United Slates.
Hoseoe Flnloy , u tax collector at ( Jrccn-
lleld , near Erie , I'a. , .uan beaten and robbed
or $ : ! 00 and rescued by u neighbor from bin
own barn , w'.ilch ' bad been set on lire by
Frederick P. Morris has reiiiir.steil the
withdrawal of his nnmo as paymaster gen
eral on Ooveinor Black's htaff In New York
on account of newspaper attack * on bib
Wintlelil H. Johnson and Mrs. Lottie M" .
Ellis of Syracuse , N. Y. , won- married at
Cleveland last Thursday. New York lawn
prevented the- marriage In that state on ac
count of the grounds on which Mrs. Morris
obtained divorce In California recently.
Agent Treon and Wblto Ghoul and Wlzlo ,
Indians from Crow Crock , talked over res
ervation muttera with Secretary Carlisle.
They will seek to neciire a rash payment
of $1G ! > ,000 remaining In tbo treasury o
S1S7000 allowed them for their equity III
Suit has been bognn at New Haven , Conn. ,
by tin- Empire Mining and Milling company
of Malnt ! against the Tombstone Mining
and Milling company of Hartford , Conn. ,
for fctTjO.OOO. The two companies own adJoining -
Joining mining properties in Arizona. It Irt
alleged the defendants agreed to open the
property of the plaintiff for J10.000 and In
doing so sold (2T > 0.000 worth of ore.
Admiral Deardslec's inatlneo on the Phil
adelphia at Lima , Peru , was a pronounced
success. The Cuban delegate was present
and the Cuban flag was cheered.
Herring fishery nt Fortune bay , New
foundland , Is a failure and thousands oC
people are threatened with starvation.
Probably 3,000 will become a liurikii on
Canada will pay tbo expenses of Canadi
ans who emigrated to Biazll and are now ,
returning by way of Liverpool. The IJo-
ininlon government hopes tbo oxpiTlenco
of thuHo men will bea warning to othe.ru
not to leave tbo country.
Taung rebels , led by whites belonging to
the Capetown Volunteers , are causing ;
distill bailees In South Africa. The Trans
vaal government has expressed a liopo
In reply to an Inquiry that measures will
bo taken to prevent the violation of the
THE GREAT HUXLEY. )
Wluit IliiUoy , llio ( in-ill lOnulUIi
SolonllNl , Connldorcil llio HI > N | Slnrt
The great English scientist , Huxley , said
the best start in life is a Kound stomach.
Weak titotnaelm fall to digcwt food proporlyi
because they lack the proper tiuantlly oC
digestive acids ( lactic and hydrochloric ) and !
pe-ptogenle products ; the most Kcnslblo rem
edy In all cases of Imllgcxtlun Is to take/
nflcr each meal ono or two of Stuart's DJH-
pepsla Tablets , bccaimo they nupply In aj
pleasant , harmless form all the element ! !
that weak stomachs lack.
The regular UKU of Stuart's Dyspepalu TabJ
lets will cure eivury form of stomach troublu
except cancer of the stomach.
They Increase Huh , limnro pure blood/
titrong iierveu , a bright and clear complexion/
because all these result only fiom wholeuomj
food well digested ,
Nearly all druggists sell Stuart's Dyapcp '
old Tablets at GO cenlH for full sized package ;
Send for free book on Stomach Troublui
to Htunrt Co , , Marshall , Mich ,
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