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flubrlbed In my presence and worn to
tiefor m thi 28th day of February, AJ D.,
UOt M. B. HUNUATB, -
(Seal.) ' Notary Public,
Prince Henry's visit Is now oil the last
- Unless signs fall, Prince Henry has
been well Initiated Into the strenuous
life. ' .
Grand Rapids and St. Louis are two
places that bribe-givers will do well to
avoid for a reasonable period of time.
' Thanks to Harvard, the prince will
have at least a few letters of the alpha
bet to remember us by after he returns
Prince Henry got along pretty well
Until he struck the German students'
"Koromers." And the next day he
' For a man who announced be would
meet the embezzlement charge' on its
merits ex-Treasurer Meserve is raising
fc fine collection of technical Issues.
The month of March also seems de
termined to contribute its share to the
lengthening list of disasters and casual
ties that Is to grace the record made by
the year 1902. .'
There Is nothing to Indicate that the
recent floods In the east are due to
queering of liquid from corporation
tocks. When that process begins the
fatalities will be greater.
Indianapolis comes In with a claim
lor the first American baby named
after ' Prince Henry. Some men are
not only born great,- but have added
greatness thrust upon them.
If Senator Patterson Is really anxious
to know how the trouble at Manila
Started be might let General Hughes
ummon the members of the First Ne
braska. They were there and know all
In deference to her father's wish, Miss
Roosevelt will not attend the coronation
of King Edward. The president has a
tsablt of pouring water into the opposi
tion magazine In a manner most dis
couraging, i .
. Not even the assurance of an office
tn the party organization was sufficient
to secure attendance at the allied par
ties conference. A chance for an office
with pay attachment Is what draws with I
the political patriot
Haying run the gauntlet of h fakirs
fct Niagara Falls successfully and sur-
rived the learned atmosphere of the
Hub, Trlnce Henry should be tempered
to endure the beat of auy battle that
life may have In store for bim.
'American music publishers are com
plaining about the pirating of American
aongs by British publishers. The man
!who would pirate some of these songs
deserves the treatment accorded a cen
tury ago to men who followed that pro
fession on the sea.
The representative of the Colombian
government gives out a statement In
.which he says his government Is not
Opposed to the caual project If this
Statement Is correct Colombia should
demonstrate Its good Intentions by tak
ing down the fence which obstructs the
xne Chinese are plainly learning a
few things about foreigners. Chinese
' vaiiuH Lave -raptured a Christian mis
sionary, but the native authorities are
snaking haste to secure bis release be
fore the foreign military commanders
Vnarcb Into the territory. China has
discovered that the foreign soldier is
fike a burr, much easier acquired than
'RlCtr ISDUXTBtAL srrciuoiirrr.
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Writing of the Invasion of the markets
of Europe by American manufactures
the chief of the bureau of foreign com
merce, Mr. Emory, points out the dls
tlnctivs caunes of our Industrial uperl-
orlty. Flrtit of.all, this country excels in
the .variety and abundance of natural
resources. Every country of Europe is
poor by comparison with tne united
States in minerals, in fuel. In the raw
material of manufactures. None of
them can approach us In cheapness of I
transportation. AH of them labor undor are that are accorded other people, En
hearler national debts. The greater na- Joying equal opportunities the Jews will,
tlons withdraw a considerable part of as all history attests, readily accommo-
thelr male population from productive
activity to military service. Then we
are, above all, a nation of Inventors,
always seeking to substitute better.
more economical machinery or Imple
ments for those which served our wants
for a time. There is a constant reach
ing out here for Improvement In meth
ods of production and a restless energy
which are not present. In the same de
gree at least, In any of the European
The high pressure habit of Industry
which has become a distinguishing na
tional trait, remarks Mr. Emory, con-
Joined with labor-saving machinery and
cheapness of raw material and fuel.
makes the. labor of one of our me-1
hanlCS Of factory operatives equal to
that of one and a half or perhap. even
two worklngmen in Great Britain or
Germany. "It Is now generally ad
mitted," he says, "that notwithstanding
the higher wages paid In this coun
try, skilled labor Is actually cheaper,
when measured by results, than it Is In
Europe. It is also more ambitious,
more Ingenious and far more adaptable.
The typical American Artisan Is always
eager to get out of the rut of mere rou
tine work; be seeks to rise in his em
ployer's favor not merely by his Indus
try, but by improving the quality of
his work or by originating some new
idea which will cheapen production or
enhance the market value of a particu
lar article." This peculiar character
istic of the American artisan has had
much to do 'with promoting the trium
phant march of American manufactures
In foreign markets. To It Is largely
due the Industrial superiority we have
attained and this fact Is In the highest
degree creditable to American labor. In
telligent worklngmen understand that
the growth of our foreign trade has
given them steady employment at' good
wages and such men will be found In
sympathy with whatever will still fur-
ther extend and enlftrge this trade,
Mr. Emory regards concentration in
the use of capital aa another factor of
our economic superiority. He thinks
there Is no doubt that the consolidation
of Industrial and commercial enter
prises gives us an Immense advantage
In competition with countries which
have not yet learned the lesson of in
dustrial organization. The instruction
which this country is giving in this
respect, however. Is being carefully
studied abroad .and there is every rea
son to expect will be followed. Then
we may find our progress in foreign
markets arrested by the application of
our own methods. How to meet this
possible condition Is a question for the
serious consideration of statesmen and
political economists. Even if we should
hold our industrial superiority can we
go on selling more and more to Europe
without buying more of Europe? Shall
we not, in order to retain what we have
of foreign trade .in manufactures, be
compelled to adopt a more liberal policy
of exchanger These are questions that
merit Intelligent and careful considera
tion on the part of all who are Inter
ested In the nation's commercial prog
THE XBUtl ZIONISM.
Commenting upon . recent cable dis
patches bearing Information that Dr.
Herzl, president of the Zionist congress
held at Basel, Switzerland, is negotiating
with the sultan for Jewish Immigration
concessions In Palestine with a certain
measure of simple home rule, the Ameri
can Israelite asserts that their changed
plan means the Zionists have entirely
abandoned the . political part of their
program and intend to devote them
selves exclusively to aiding the Jews
of Itussla and Roumanla, where perse
cution has become almost unbearable,
settle in Palestine. Accepting this
as correct It Is certainly a far step from
gathering together all the Jews from the
four quarters of the globe to reconstruct
the Jewish state In Palestine as origin
ally Heralded forth, to establishing a
charity-supported haveu for Jewish refu-
gees unable to rely upon their own ef
forts to better their condition
The Inherent weakness of the Zionist
movement as early pointed out In The
Bee lay In the assumption that the Jews
everywhere are not only dissatisfied
with their present lot but look upon
Palestine as the promised land, where
alone fortune can be made to smile upon
them. That the great body of Jews
who have fixed their homes In this
country regard themselves as Americans
first and above all things aud could not
be persuaded by any pledges or Induce
ments to renounce their American citi
zenship seems to have been altogether
overlooked by tho Zlon promoters. And
what Is true of the American Jews Is as
rule true la only lesser degree of the
Jews In England, France, Spain, Austria
and most of Germany. To transplant
themselves to an exhausted and deserted
land purely out of sentimental consid
erations, with a complete loss of all that
has been gained toward recognition of
their rights In all these civilized coun
tries, would be a sacrifice as undesirable
as It Is unnecessary.
The true Zionism does not needo look
to Palestine for Its field to cultivate.
Even for a colonization project Pales -
I tine,' as the American Israelite points
out is far from being a land of promise,
Decause wun tne oest efforts only a
small fraction of the downtrodden Jews
of Russia and Roumanla could be as-
slstd to emigrate there. Vlth the pre
i ... . .i- v,
ent number In those two countries be
tween 5,000,000 and 6,000.000, the relief
afforded to those left behind would be
Inappreciable unless the oppression they
now suffer Is to some extent raised. The
true Zionism can carry out its mission
most fruitfully by working to ameliorate
the hard conditions where Jewish perse
cutions are still pursued and to secure
for the Jews the same rights of person
and property, of education and the pur-
suit of gainful occupation wherever they
date themselves to environment and pro
vide for their own wants without In any
way burdening or Imposing upon others.
With encouragement resting on assur
ance that merit will be rewarded with
out unjust discrimination, the Jews,
whether In Europe, Asia, Africa or
America, will work out their own salva
tion as Individual citizens of the various
countries to which they have attached
their allegiance and see In the storied
return to Palestine merely a beautiful
picture of religious idealism.
BUirSItlQ VVT THK1H BACK.
By 1945, the last survfvor of the union
forces that participated In the mem
orable war of the rebellion will have
succumbed to the ravages of time. This,
at any rate. Is the official forecast based
on ine latest statistical estimates.
The total number of men enrolled on
the side of the union during that war
has been placed by authoritative com
pilations at 2,850,182. In the years
since Its outbreak, the number of sur
vivors has been steadily cut down until
the living veterans of today are
noticeably reduced below the 1,000,000
mark. In an interesting table prepared
by Colonel F. C. Alnsworth, chief of the
record and pension office of the War
department, whose long and Intimate
familiarity with this branch of the serv
ice makes his Judgment particularly re
liable, the probable survivors of the
union army and navy In the war of
the rebellion Is -estimated for a series
of years as follows
Reluctant as we may be to contem
plate such figures they none the less re
flect facts which we have to face. They
show that the lapse of less than forty
years has carried away more than two
thirds of the remarkable, body of men
that responded to the call to preserve
the union and that another forty years
will leave the civil war ' veteran as
scarce as relics of the Eighteenth cen
tury are today. I
BO DISTBCSS 8 IOH XL NMKDBD.
Notwithstanding the periodic lamenta
tions of those who persist In inhabiting
the dismal swamp of gloomy forebod
ings, we find every little while signs of
encouragement for the young men for
whom the pessimists picture nothing but
dreary distress. When we are so re
peatedly told that the young man of
today has no chance to rise In the world
as compared with his father and that
the avenues of advancement are gradu
ally being closed to everyone not pos
sessed of inherited Influence or wealth.
It Is refreshing to listen to such words
aa these from an eminent authority who
can speak with weight with respect at
least to his own profession.
"I am not a pessimist," said Judge
Murray F. Tuley, Chicago's most noted
jurist, at a bar banquet tendered him
last week on occasion of his completion of
seventy-five years, thirty-three of them
In service on the bench of the same court.
"I do not believe that all has been retro
gression since my early times. I have
seen -three generations of lawyers in
Chicago and of the first all have passed
away excepting those I could count on
tne angers or one hand. A new gen
erationyoung men la controlling the
bar today, and I believe they are su
perior to those I first knew."
If the young men are at the front In
the legal profession, the same Is true
of medicine, science, education, In fact,
au tne professional Drancnes, to say
nothing of the great Industrial fields in
which new' names by far preponderate
over those most familiar even a decade
ago. The law of the universe Is change,
and the changes wrought In the bar i
referred to by the Judge Just quoted
have counterparts In every path of
human progress. No signal flag of dis
tress is needed to stifle ambition and
dampen hopeful ardor the lesson of the
post complemented with reliance on the
present should Infuse ail the confidence
required to face the future and grapple
successfully with iu problems.
HATIV.AL HKALTH COMMISSION.
Two bills have4 been presented in con
gress Intended to conserve the public
health. One of these measures pro
vides for the creation of a board, to be
composed of a commissioner and of a
representative from each state and ter
ritorial health board and others,- to be
known as the national commission of
public health. The sanitary bodies of
the country are said to be strongly in
favor of this proposed legislation and It
also has the support of the commercial
Interests on the seaboard. The policy
contemplated Is to substitute for the
system of quarantine, which has diffi
culties and disadvantages, as was amply
fiiown during the last yellow fever vis
itation, a national system of coast and
luterstate disinfection. It is urged that
with the perfecting of such a system,
which ought to. be easily attainable, the
recurrence of epidemics would become
I leas and less frequent
I . In a report on the subject by a corn-
1 mlttee of the New York Board of Trade
it Is said that the relation of public
health to commerce, manufactures and
all forms of industry is of such vast
Importance as to command the best ef
fort of the government and of all good
DAILT BEE: SUNDAY,
citizens to swurs, as speedily as possi
ble, the adoption of an efficient system
that will meet the needs of the country.
It Is urged that it behooves every busi
ness man In the country to Interest him
self In such measures as will promote
and Insure the public health and that
especially should commercial bodies iu
every part of the country take up, In
vestigate and help In remedying the
needs that exist Certainly no argument
can be needed to Impress Intelligent
people with the Importance of conserv
ing the .public health and In order that
this may be properly done the general
government must provide for It The
proposed legislation seems to meet the
requirements and there Is said to be a
favorable prospect for Its adoption.
THE CANAL PROBLEM.
It Is the expectation that tomorrow
the senate committee on lnteroceanlc
canals will take final action on the
question of the route of the proposed
Isthmian waterway. There is said to
be no doubt as to what the action of
the committee will be. It Is foreshad
owed in the report of the subcommit
tee adverse to the Panama route, on
the ground of the legal complications
that may be Involved. Four members of
the committee. It is stated, are favor
able to Panama, provided a good title
can be secured from the French com
pany and the required concessions, from
Colombia. On the other hand seven
members of the committee are for the
Nicaragua route and It Is expected that
this majority will be a unit for reject
ing the Panama route.
It does not follow, however, that the
action of the committee will determine
the Judgment of the senate. The whole
question will be gone over In that body,
with the chances of a prolonged dis
cussion. The senators who want the
canal built on the Nicaragua route, re
gardless of any showing that may be
made in favor of any other route, will
make a determined effort to carry their
proposition. Equally earnest It is be
lieved, will be the'opposition, In which
there is a lot of senators who think the
Nicaragua route to be Impracticable and
are convinced that the magnitude of the
undertaking and the difficulties in the
way have been very much underesti
mated. Another lot of senators prefer
the Panama route, but would vote for
Nicaragua in case they should be con
vinced that it is out of the question to
build on the route they prefer.
Such la now the situation, according
to trustworthy Washington advices. SO
great Is the diversity of opinion In the
senate represented to be that doubt is
expressed whether an agreement on the
question of route can be reached at this
session. It is possible that in the end.
as a matter of compromise, the senate
may turn to the Spooner amendment to
the house bill, which authorizes the
president to acquire the Panama com
pany's route at the price named by1 the
company, in the event of satisfactory
concessions being secured from Colom
bia. In case a proper title and the nec
essary concessions cannot be obtained
then negotiations shall be concluded
with Nicaragua and Costa Rica. This
seems an entirely safe proposition and
it is not to b doubted that the country
would be well satisfied to have the mat
ter, placed in the hands of the president.
who Is not known to have any partiality
aa to routes.
Meanwhile the new minister from Co
lombia to the United States has stated
that his government welcomes the con
struction of the Panama canal by the
United States and expresses confidence
that a satisfactory agreement between
the two countries will be reached. He
comes authorized to resume negotia
tions and doubtless this will be promptly
done. When' the Columbian minister
shall have submitted the views of his
government the effect may be to clarify
the situation and lead congress to come
to a decision.
It Is somewhat discouraging to note
that careful scanning of the list of 100
"captains of industry" feted with our
royal guest discloses only two whose
residence addresses are given west
of the Mississippi. These two ' are
Irving M. Scott of San Francisco,
the great shipbuilder, and James
B. Grant of Denver, the silver
smelter. But this does not mean
I the we8thag not produced
Industrial leaders, but rather that those
who have sprung from the soil In the
west have found It almost necessary to
re-locate in the great financial centers.
The west Is today the most vlril
breeder of "captains of Industry" be
cause the conditions here are better
adapted to developing Individuality, and,
without the new blood It constantly fur
nishes, tho east would soon find Its sup
ply running low.
The principle of merger Is to be ap
plied In the educational field In the Im
pending absorption by Chicago univer
sity of the school of technology known
as the Armour Institute, the moving Idea
being that the consolidated concern can
polish off ambitious students more ef
fectlvely and at cheaper cost than each
by Itself. The difference between the
educational merger and the Industrial
merger, however, lies in the fact that the
former, having no cash dividends to
pay, has no Incentive to water the stock
or to crush out competing Institutions:
The educational merger has hardly got
ten Its start aa yet when It goes at full
swing, some marvelous transformations
In the world of university and collegiate
Instruction may be confidently expected.
Great Britain is following the exam
pie of the United States In establishing
an academy for the education of Its
naval officers. The new British army
bill Is also modeled largely after that of
the United States, both as to orgsnlsation
and pay of the men. These acts must
be a severe shock to the former com
mander-in-chief of the British army and
British naval critic who not so many
MAKCII 0, 1902.
years ago never missed an opportunity
to poke fun at our war establishment
Events of the past few years have
opened many eyes to the fighting quality
of both our sailors and our soldiers.
From $15 to 125 Is being asked for
seats along the line of the coronation
parade In London next June. Omaha
people who object to the price can sit
on the courthouse retaining wall and
see King Ak-Sar-Ben for nothing by
simply waiting till next fall's festivities.
A Kentucky Judge, In passing upon
an injunction case, has decided that
base ball Is not a nuisance. Let the
small boy and the big man who occupy
the bleachers take off their hats and
give the regulation yell for this new
Daniel come to Judgment
Wait for tho Neat.
About the poorest kind ot .exerclt a
man can UV is running tor a car.
St Paul Pioneer-Press.
It I comforting to consider that when
the Marconi system Is in possession ot the
Held, if we can do longer wire messages
we can at least air our opinions.
A Difference In Ball.
Kansas City Journal.
The case ot the Iowa man who wa hit
on th throat with a snowball and lost hi
power of speech Is not phenomenal. Many
a man has been hit In the same place with
highballs until he could neither articulate
Safearnardlna; Their Hepatatton.
Th proposition to put pages, messengers
and doorkeepers In the capltol Into uni
form meets with approval on th part ot
those gentlemen. Several of tbem are ter
ribly afraid they shall be mistaken for tome
kinds ot congressmen. 1
A ia(o-SaTlaT Hero.
Captain William H. Chelton, a modest
Baltimore man, ha saved eighty-two live
on land and sea during forty-three years
of service, an average of nearly two a
year. Had he kUled that number of men
In tho same time, what a hero he would be
Tho Heroism of LlTlnaj.
"It U easy to die." ' But to live and live
rightly, loyal to truth and courageously
steadfast to duty, with an honest, constant
effort to see truth and duty clearly and
Intelligently that is another and a harder
task. To die requires no effort To escape
death Is impossible. But what a fine, brave
thing It 1 to live for the truth's sake, in
face of th maledictions 'of the Ignorant
and th slanders of th malevolent. There
Is a heroism in such living which th base
mind cannot know.
LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL. '
Paaslaa of Fun-Makers of tho Last
k Minneapolis Times.
Within tho last few weeks Rice, West.
Queen snd Emerson have passed to th
larger stage beyond, while Nell Bryant
calmly awaits th death his age and in-'
ftrmltles make certain. -
With th passing away of thes pio
neers of minstrelsy there come feelings
of regret tor "the good old days" ' when
no form of amusement elicited such hearty
laughs as did th performances of the
simulators of negro eccentricities accom
panied, as they were, with th sweet son&i
grafted upon, -or Copied after, the planta
tion melodies to which a world Is alwsys
ready, even yet, to listen.
If we hav heard "th lay of the last
minstrel," as seems possible, let us mingle
with our regrets spme feeling of appre
ciation and of comment - Nearly a genera
tion has passed since It was regarded ai
bad form" or bad morals to go to a min
strel show. Stern moralists Insisted that
the performances were characterised by
obscenity, that travesties upon humanity
were unjustifiable snd wrong and that the
ton of any community was lowered by the
presence and performance of th Jolly,
swaggering, laughing, agll actors whose
makeup burnt cork and "glad clothing"
The assertion ' 1 ventured that not on
of the performances graced by the presence
of those who became acknowledged kings
ot minstrelsy would compare for on mo
ment In regard ot Indecency, obscenity. Im
proper allusion or degrading suggestion.
with any on of a dosen plays problem or
fare that today ar assured of crowded
houses and enthuslastlo witnesses.
It Is not meant that negro minstrelsy Is
dead or passed away. It Is too good a thing
for box office receipts to be allowed to die.
But th minstrelsy of Emerson and Rice,
ot Wamboldnd Backus, of "Cal." Wagnr
and Sanford, of Christy and Burgess Is of
th past; is burled beyond resurrection.
divorce: law revision.
Appeal Mad to Congress for Effective
A Chicago appeal to congress for unl
fortuity in legislation concerning marrl
and divorce will serve to attract attention
to th growing dimension of th dlvorc
evil. It can do nothing more. Th bureau
of statistics ot th Treasury department
may collate dlvorc data If so ordered at
federal cost. Publication of th Bgures will
emphasis th seed of wiser laws. Con
gress cannot impose upon the state on
such a question any law which the lndl
vldual stats legislatures "shall decline to
adopt. Marriage and dlvorc ar within
th domain ot reserved legislative states'
New states needing immigration cannot
bo expected to adopt social regulations ss
conservative aa those found satisfactory In
old communities. Some of th westers
state ar recoiling already from th dlo-
grace of lax law touching th marital re
lation. Western pubiio sentiment is crys
tallising in favor of denial of dlvorc tor
cause antedating residence In th stat
where application for dlvorc 1 made.
If remarriage of the guilty party to th
dlvorc were added to that a substantial
chock would be placed upon th social de
moralisation now prevalent in consequence
of th eas with which marrlae; obliga
tion may b assumed snd discarded.
Nor is th reform In th dlvorc laws to be
ipse ted while minister preach th gospel
ot caprle and seinshness pronounced by
Rev. Ml not J. Savage, who tells bis follow
er to "separata if they cannot llv to
gether in mutual love."
- The preacher did not define "love."
fair interpretation of his phraseology
would Justify th impulsive or th profll
gat In snapping th marriage tl whenever
either or both fancy for a moment or
longer that they no longer "lovs" each
This Is anarchy In th bom. Ther
must be divorce laws as well aa marriage
law. They ought to rest upon a founda
tion of reason as well as of liberty. For
th preservation of home snd tho pro tee
tloa ot children love ought to mean soma
thing mors than caprice or unlimited 11-
lcna to yield, to Immoral attraction.
. BLASTS FROM -RAM HORM.
Th light that blesses the wis man burns
th foolish moth.
To refuse a right responsibility may b
to reject a great reward.
"When you hav mad a child glad you
may have mad a man good.
H who drink much think little, and a
who think much drinks little.
When you hat th dvll under your heel
don't be scared by hi bellowing. '
It' a poor plan to promt to pray for
your pastor and then to pinch htm oa kls
It I better to grow Into a place ot
power than to be blown Into on ot pop
ularity. Th great man Is he who realises th
limits ot hi abilities and the possibilities
of hi capacities.
True riches much be measured by what
Is given to others Instead of by what Is
ground from them. ,
The power of perfecting the present It
worth more than th power of prophesying
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
The Akhoond ot Swat I dead, but Tillman
All account agree that Niagara Fall
greeted the Prussian prince with a mighty
Papers from th Cream City Joyfully de
clare Prince Henry recognised Milwaukee
at the first touch.
Sanitary science 1 developing new
wrinkles every day.. In Chicago they boll
the water; in Philadelphia th native
Talking about the weather the west Is
forced to admit that for variety, force and
continuity the east la unapproachable In
In Oiling out an Insurance blank recently
the "Divine Sarah" Bernhardt revealed the
aecret of her life. She Is in her 68th year,
but she doesn't look it.
The total deaths from floods In th east
are estimated at fifty and the property loss
will reach Into the million. Meanwhile
the corn belt revels In sunshine snd peace.
The Inefficiency of the fir Inspection
system of New York Is shown by the dis
covery that the Insurance) underwriters
classed the Park Avenue hotel as a hazard
ous risk, which classification was verified,
by tne recent nre. Yet th nr inspectors
regarded the hotel as fireproof to such a
degree that they required no fir escapes.
Prince Henry touched a tender chord In
Chicago when he referred to "a certain con
nection between this city snd tx, certain
useful animal which Is converted In th
most artful manner and In less than no
time Into all sorts and shapes and forms
to please and serve humanity." Very deli
cately turned, 'yt it did not please all the
sugar-cured hams. One Is quoted 'as say
ing the prince 1 a very ordinary person In
his tastes. When asked to slake his thirst
at an Informal function he responded off
hand, "Oh, I'll take a beer."
WEALTH STORED AWAY.
Vast Soma la th Bank Testify to tho
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The individual deposits of tho- national
banks of the United States la July, 1901,
were $3,228,000,000. The deposits . laH the
saving .banks of . th country amounted
at the same date to f 2,ET.0OO,0O0. or. $U0,t
000,000 mors than - th whole volume ot
money In actual circulation In the United
Th savings banks of the world ' con
tain $8,908,840,000 to th credit of 68,070,-
000 depositors. Th average Individual ac
count the world over la $141.24; in th
United States; $108.80.
The) figures ar given by B. M. Chat-
tall of Chicago to show to what extent
the saving habit prevails among the poorer
or nonspeculattve people of this and other
countries. There Is now comparatively
little said In public prints to encourage
deposits In savings banks, and It Is claimed
th Increased deposits In every stats ar
due not ' so much to Inducements offered
by th banks as to th habits of the peo
Surplus earnings go into life Insurance,
Into homes, and Into savings banks; In the
latter probably before they find their way
to the others. The very small margin ot
thevman or woman working at low wage
goes to the savings bank, and when the
deposits In these Institutions amount to
within $631,000,000 of the Individual deposit
In all our national banks it is fair to as
sume that th saving habit Is steadily
growing upon the American people.
WHY are policies in the Equitable
called Sight Drafts at maturity?
Because they are always paid en presentation.
Equitable pays $25,000 to estate of the
late Frank H. Peavty of Minneapolis,
FIRST ONE OF FIFTEEN COMPANIES.
The following newa item may be of interest to you:
Frank Hutchinson Peavoy, of Minneapolis, said to bo tbo leading
grain elevator owner In th world, snd assured for 11,176.000, died of
pneumonia, after aa Illness of little mor than a week. H was fifty
two years of sge.
Mr. Peavy was assured for $25,000 In th Equitable and th policy
has been paid. In this connection th following Utter to th Equitable
8oclety from Wilkes t Covey, of Minneapolis, 1 of much interest:
. "It may b a satisfaction for you to know that th check on ac
count of th F. H. Peavey loos of this city, proof of which wer for
warded to you on week ago today, check being received on Wednesday
following, wa th first check, or payment of any kind, which th estat
received out of over 1. 100,000 of assurtnc In fore, and fifteen companies
There are two great and important features to
be considered in selecting your life assurance:
Both are vitalDon't iake a useless risk.
III Ji.-'V c
Cleveland Plain Pealert
'Ye. I was up with th baby."
"Oh. I thought th wind probaMw kept
Brooklyn IJfe: Hj abend My dear, this
l awful; last year we had accounts wttlt
two firms, and now wo hav with ten.
Wife Hut don't you think It a good Idea
to distribute our obligations over a wider
Boaton Transcript: Stem Parent I aup
Po you ar aware, young man, that I
reas to provide for my daughter when ah
leaves my roof? .
Bultor Oh, yen; we have settled about
that Bertha and I. W hav decided to
make our bom with you.
Bomervllle Journal: Jlmson H married
a saleslady, you know.
Jlmson Well, th very next day h
began calling "Cash!" and b says she has
kept It up ever since.
Chicago Post: "She says she's going to
marry me when w grow up," said -the boy
proudly, referring to a little playmate.
"Pay -no attention to her threats, my
son," returned hi father, with a covert
glance In his wife's direction.
Philadelphia Record: A shadow crossed
the young man's face. "Can It be that w
will make a mistake in marrying?" he
"How you frighten me!" 'claimed tho
maid; "let' hav another wedding re
hearsal right sway."
New York New: Bum pus Don't you
think my wife's now veiling dress Is a
McSmlth Well er or I shouldn't call It
more than a nap.
. GRIEVANCE OP THE SOPRANO.
J. J. Montagu in Portland Oragonlan.
There won't be nary slngla' In tho meetln'
Which come about from what I hear, tn
aomethln' this hr
James Hopkins, who's tbo tenor, suns; a
anln Hunil.w n I V.
Which them as heard htm sing It says
jum awiui an rigni.
Ot course, Mia Smith, sopranner, heard
'em sounding James'eo praise.
An practiced up a solo for the next suo-
DL. - . .T- L I . - . . . . -
but I d admire
To have the congregation know who's star
of this here choir."
Now Hopkins, he gits skeery of the fair so-
firanner's song, '
n' fur his repltatlon If Miss Smith's
should sit too strong.
So he gits the bass an' alto, an' he says to
'em, says he:
"If she's the hull ding choir, what, I says.
Is, who be we?"
Then they all go In together, an' consider
this an' that.
An' ftn'ly tell the parson that Miss Smith
Is slngln' flat.
"As long a she sing with -us," they-say,
"It won't be gen'ly known.
But In the church' Int'rest, please don't
let her sing alone."
Th parson, he love music, an' not wan tin'
H fixes up the program so' to leave out
Miss Smith's song.
And then there starts a rumpus like a per
son never sees,
Excentln' In a choir on occasions such as
Mis Smith, she say th tenor's got a
voice that' Ilk a (lie.
au me aiio siyie o singin wouia con
vulse a crockodlle.
An' the bass Is mighty lucky, so she tells
'em all, If he
Manages by feelln' 'round him, once a week
tn hit tha
'Course that kind o conversation sort o'
mixes matter some.
Hopkins say that Miss Smith' slngln'
ulted fur the deef an' dumb.
Then she claim that Just exceptln' her and
p'r'aps tho organist,
AU the choir could quit slngln' without
over beln' missed.
Well, the upshot Is th parson tries to set
the matter right.
An gits all the congregation mixed up In a
ren'ral fight. .
Which become so comprehensive that
along the last the week
There ain't left tn the whole bllln' no two
members that Will speak.
Ask the Policeman
he will tell you all about It. Lsrgsr
quarters. Mors conveniences.
We've knocked off prloes, too.
Better com around snd sea our new
W ar now oa Fifteenth street,
near old poatofflca,
J. C. Ilutcson & Go.
Bf an niac raring- Optlelaa,
' 118 Scuth 15th St,
The Equitable Life Assurance Society
Usurer for Nebraska
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