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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MOXDAY. FEBRUARY 16, 1 003.
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Ecisai Totri Yeeurg Brnoaei Topic ef
trim savs it is uvERTrs tuw
rr'" rml tra
Hint that I
Tta t. !
In 'a- talk ea ih street rmrrtit
-iurak: Interest twH mastf
'he ft-ass! mtiiif of the rwi.nl t
Education eeltH Tor tonurbt. While tb
H ta nwt err'teh with the x-eptlon of
or tvt salient points 1t conclude with
the LUIriMl that w business msy be
hr,r W. h It thought from tbi that
1k trpevriier w-si will be g;ra fn-rT
eem statement rirrlTft from tb
Then there la a My trpewrnte. document
preferring cns-ye against Member Lev
Tty. It 1. aiwrnrl by those a ho hv
girepsred tbe charges that Mr. Leverty ha
,Ttot bee art leg la good fatta and tb pre
posel new f e isnpeara htm. atiitt
t tfcia matfT rtnay A. T. WilW, rrra
lOoot of tb boarfl. mm'.i tbtt Mr. Lawty
ht fivrn fichtlBx W.m at4 nuv tbr -
' 1 rhai,f. la aHaira.
Another rrrart ni t tba rtert that all
-apaar imp to h rvrtodna and
f"1" flti awaKina m t be blfl
aftr portina af ibi- bOsiac la fb call
b auroflffl ta.
Tron uft report It 1 fcarCy prab
faM that any aiTint -tll mafl ta tafcr
'"ef far tb lajring or a lounflatica for
prcptiaaa Hlrh fKhottL It t poaalbi,
bowc w. taa. bid may b aflrertlaoa for.
avtfns t h ao nar-h trictioa among
tba. tnembar af the board Juat now that
litti tf aar ui nan b traDrtr""
Some tear tr may W eler.tefl, but tble ta
mrrr oaa3rti. At any rat. If tbrre t
a quoruBi 1 rolbly will be a MHin
that w-tu Iwj a rmiplr of ataaocrapbert
bary for at Viant a eotirle ef hour
Tbi ereclng the- city rouncil will meet
&nd tt to vademaod that at the ragoeat
. nf tbe mayor and wiuif erf th metcbera
of the eouartl aa order w'Jl be laoued ta
the oily einglDoer Sutrurt icf him ta aoe
It that plan and aooriftnatiena ar
Bt to hi office when building permit
Vfc nallad "for. Tbe charter, a well a
th rlry edlnaBcaa, provide for tfcka, and
nbeae ordinance win be enforced bow
for tbe raaaoa that oertata peranna have
takes adraetag of the fart that Engineer
BeaJ baa bora engaged n other work for
Hmie time aod ha ftot had tbe orpor
rtmrty of property lBBpecUng ulldinga.
Durlac the winer men lb there wa not
ritv k building, bot now that there appears
to be a let p not only la the peine of
building material, but la the rendition of
tbe weather, t 1 expected that building
will be fmebed hare, la order that all
rh oastoaplax building may know what
t doing, a grneral notlo 1 r be aent
out that plan and apeclncation will be'
ievi u'.iod by the city engineer before a
permit will e laaued.
It waa reported at the city offirva yaa
lerflay that aa effort we being made to
dorlare a l"ortK of the tax on aewer
wlatrtct Ko. 1(C invalid. Thla aewer ha
tieea la oerrioa for about elrrm year
And aU nut two proporty owner hav paid
la their prrtion of la tax. H'teea thla
inttmatlaa of a suit ww heard tsr tba city
. autBorttioa there waa aa tnmaafliata orram
tile for recorda and the rewalt will he that
The c?ty at tare ey win make a hard ftght
cgainat Che declaring of ay of th tax
ea tkim eewer Illegal. The aante Broordure
w-iH be followed la other caeca mming trm.
Mavor Kontaky pi'opueea to haTe tbe taxea
paid If tt la poealble for him to do o, and
he win (tot permit any peranr te eecspe tbe
pafsnnBt of what m Juetly due the rlty.
JLjBSm fwr loot.
The ftelice of South Omaha wene called
vvmm yeeteniay te look tor T. T. Teat of
Traar. Kag-. Teat reached here Saturday
afternoon and aerured Ion of H.9O0 from
a IflCal tmiBJsaioa firm. The loan waa
well awured. ee tbe oammlaaloB firm c-ouli
loae Bf AbtBg. bat friena and relative were
rwtr.lug for him. Late laat Bight tbe
polia. lo1 efl Tnet at M erray. JCeh., where
he iwa wt aitlng a relatlv and eoneoquently ,
the oleataa atop pad their hunt.
Cttr Bmlldtos C1.
With tbe torn prater hewermg areual
the aere mark yesterday neoa the praioneia
la rbe city J0 and the ther ocrupaati
Ct tb city ktaQ buildtag were permittee
to wear wrap or build fire nnder their
feet te keep thamaelrea warm. Thi oomee
Yrea th elBdid ayaiea 4 beating la the
Ibutldlng. Ther wa ne Are In the city
nan building for a enmber of hour ye,
terday and there Clfl ant eat a te be any way
of starting one. aa the Janitor wa among
the Btlealng. The r-tty par Vwaf big
rrctaJ for the buQdlag ud satitcally ex
fiecta neat, hot ea Sundays the fireman
seseraily forget to oome around. There
-will p aeora AeaortioB la the rewtal vhea
It cornea to a eettlement oa account of tb.
manaer la which the kteat ta the building
la eupplied- Teeterday'a failure t eerure
heat aery vended te anew the city officials
the neceaaity of a city hall building wbera
there wtn be heat or ventilation the year
Tht evening at tbe hoea of Co loud and
Vra. C. M. Bant. tw. and Mra. Warren R.
!kagfc wlR bold a roorptiaa te trienda.
Ne tarnation have wi iaaued. but a
grenetial lavitattaa a extended te an of tbe
friend of both tamiliea. E.efrehmeta
will be aerred aod there aifi be mufiir and
poesibty a few iurpnw4 Itn. tboae ahc
Male t(r fceeeln.
B. L. lOemmtli ne f tbe draught ante a
at tbe fwtrt plant, te laid up with e oatfiy
Oar Hamtl V bak from a trip et-rui'vltig
twe wwa. wttlc b ttmk b;m ocr ttiiaoer
abte w wni trrrttorj ,
aetmantv wuibg fa thia wek th or.ll
crew ol NrktriKa tucgr Nn. a ill give
a oam at t'avd F'-Uoaa hall.
Tb ctll .f Vai-t.kte trihe of Tied
hlen wtil rue tlte ae"(.Dd rixl fefc ball
. iU the truup anuM) Turaaay nlglit.
It ta onovretoud tbat all ef tb efft r
In (e Nrhruki XiHntl Guard ail-rlual
for aanuuaiHu laai work paaei tt. Tbaa
WLy use stehtti&e aod a j-
nsveXaoiikX, Ravoxmj; 1
and oi4ui W'twm
preeVcMie. Wuker toat Ju an two aiXBuUwt
Lsttrvthiiig ia the packac. Sia.pl v adi hot
water and set tc oool. 1:S rrfeeuvia. A r
j nartutiva kcarwitc Ja troubie. lees es
iti, 7ry it vuay. 1 a I our Fran Taw
vtr : Lrriui. CriUe, bU'-wUfrrj', Jaim.
bt-ary. Al (Tuettrs, lig.
, Com ta Otat Otj, Cna a 2 Zxey
'JTTr 5 .
'7 niw geil ikiT.
CANNED CORN WAY BE HIGH
w. ktlMtto (mm r Tbm (a r-r-wa-
T"holf) ir-twr r brtnnitit tram-
what ilinu'J c-t tb po.ir pronprt of
j tirtft vffrieiit ratiDfd rfrxi to impt'ly
the arwtaaa nrxt wtater. The f i a far
i'-r d ;bo ltaelf a poor tht the aatern
rannn hv rt-fuafd to rukke rontrar
rw'y td "hi hat forrvd the Nrw Tora
borrr onto the Temerii markrt for the
ttm time to mar. Tbfae burrr hre
rotitrartfd fnr tl the rnm they raa ae
cur and the aartera raxner bar ooa
tearted for all they are rertala tbey raa
OrltrrT Tt;i Irarr the wenora jobber,
in mEy ijic". abort of hi usaal upply.
la the fa4e of a hat my be a r"fral hort
ae. rfotD ef ;be Omaha Jobber are fairly
well prateenfd but ibwr re amlonriy
look lot, for raoner ho are willing t mtke
cosrrart tor future delivery oa the tiaaia
of contract n.ad laat wt. It i feared
that tbe eituatidB will reeult lc urh a hib
prSf in tbe fall that the rooBumptloa will
be materially rflueel.
KURDER IN SECOND DEGREE
(r tttarifr terBBtwe Ipn
harge je Be Filed Aaraioet
Kurder la the eecond flerree (ill b 'be
charge in the oomplaiot apaltiFt Patrick
Fhoa, wb lntlrted knife wounflt t;pon
Joaeiih Resk. la a Pouib Omaha eaiaoe.
row. from wbxb wound Eeaek died hurt
The IcformaUaa will b filed today by
Oeuuty Attorney Jame T. Etirt'fcb, wbt,
ha reerred action until thi time thai
te might hive opportunity to go over tb
evidence aubmitted at 1 b coroaer' in-wet-
' Iieputy Montgomery of South
Ctmaha will aeaiat Is tbe proeecutioa and
It t preoumed that A. W. Jc fieri win de
fend. 'Wnra She wa firat taken to iaU
he aent for J. Jl. Mat Farland. Sule
ouently W. T. Gurley wa tailed, and thea
Mr. Jeff en arpeared. Vntll the nay of Lhe
int!Uf't Idarrarlaiid thought he wa re
tained. Friends of Iaek have aCered to
employ counsel te assist th county at
torney. BLOW SHATTERS TALK WIRES
UlUt Mra lat tt aaallr to Dratroy
TeTl Lto Tetrpbeer
WARSAW, lnft., Ffh. 16 Irnamiter
destroyed the toll line cable of tb Com
mercial Telephone company here today.
The men selected a cable box at th lop
of a pole, where the cable center and
lead into the exchanre office. The top of
the pole wa blown off and several windows
in bulldlug nearby were shattered. Tbe
ALLEGED BANDIT IS HELD
l aaewth Trwta KkWr pert la
Arrwa fcy IhmiIi
AXAOOXDA, Mont-. Feb. IS. The police
have arrested Kapoleoa, Savoy, whe ha
been identified by Express Messenger Otis
a tbe man who last October held np the
Northers Pacific North Coast limited at
KVrk-a Hta Hay lata Jail.
George H. Way Wa arrested Bunday
ftertimm. charged with mail 'tour deetruc
tioti of frojiert). The arrenunr ofBoer re
ported having caugbt Wry while he wa
reducing tbe frort door of a reeidenoe at
7 North rstxteentb street to dndliiig wood
because behtiid it hi former wife had taken
-efiise fr.m his attack. Ttie rMilit-emaji ar
rived Immediately after Way a foot had
gone throurh and became fastened In a
panel, holding hln an unwilling prtaoner.
fre as Chief .HnrraMer,
Majnr Tboroa Cne. ouartermester of
th Vnitf Piatee anry, will ihuim the
dirties el -chief ousrtermaMer of the Te
rart merit ef the Miaaouri, Tiontinutn In
tiat c-apectry until the return of Ciont
J-alhwan. who it expected back about
Taxation of Railroads for
( A Dying
wea Bote ta Ttistlva.
Nebraska moepenoent (pop.i.
Whatever may hive been the original
motive la separating the taxing Jurisdiction
of Omaha, South Omaha aad Lincoln for
meaicipBl purposes, from taxation for state
and county purposes, th fact remain that
H. X.. 171 oarrie ot tbe idea of home
rubs iu ta rat ion a p-lBclpl that every
populist and democratic member of the
legislature cannot afford to oppose. The
asm idea should be applied t every ether
city ia tb state. It should be applied te
th assessment of railroads tor county pur-
pwi, aiiDvusa ior wuaij
tioa tbe "diau-ibuUoa" of railroad value
according to th mileage plea ia force is
tbe meet nearly equitable plan that can be
adopted. It may aot be perfect but ther
1 no perfect taxation, with all -due respect
ta tbe single tassr.
Other bilia. applying th asm prinelp')
for dry -taxation, should b introduced ee
tbst every rttj in th etat may hav
the bum rights aa Omaha. None of them
can pass this railroad-ridden legislature
but every man who wear tbe railroad cel
lar ahsuld be put on record. The fusion
member t mere handful, it is true-have
now the opportunity te show what stuff
tbey ar made of. A caucus should be held
and the miaortty aheuld act as a unit.
LiBM-oln Journal rrp I.
A th Joaraal ha heretofore suggested.
there is no coaaoctioB betweea lb propo
siuon te ess the property of railroad
tor wuainiial taae and th system of -setssiBg
county sad atat taxea by tb mile
age system Thi mileage s, stem wiB aot
be disturbed ia any manner should the
legtalatore amend the charters ef cities by
a f-ocerel lao provlditig that th Btate
Board of Equalise uoa shall not assess ter
tainal and other proprrty for municipal
purposes as It doe aow under the present
4'hersera. Ns hfige weald be Boede by
euvh a law a far a roamty and state taxa
tion 1 euncerved.
li aeuld aot exempt tb terminal prop-
rrty from county and stat assessments,
toot sBcrely add tncir vaiu te the aggre-
$at property t the roads to be then d!-
triboted by th mileage system. The mo-
fciapeiHy would simply be aiweed te make
its owa assessment en eoch property for
purely municipal purposes and at a different
vaiuatioa If It saw fit. yuat aa it due other
property ia th hounds t the city. A gen-
aval lav aliowtrLC sptaratH oiutitdnaJ aa.
j SBOsmea-- would to th better measure.
tswror te the proposition of Omaha te
center that au' htrfty rwpeoalty ea anrrro
poiitaa cities by the aaieadmea: of th gea-
oral c saner of sack clues. Tbea ail towns
would b treated alile. e hich ia fair,
LogMBVlty. there is a ehjectkoa against a
aoueicipal asseaameBt oeparat from th
ceua-y ar aaaeaamont lur railroad
FCCITIVE MAM ARRESTED :
-"eFd ItinDPt Willi Efdbw Ckoftt IB JfW ;
, fISOMR FPEStliTS PITKUJU SIGHT 1
Hair Ha TinH (tare ltWaa
" tm Brwkea a that
. t ri-m4m m-wrre-ly wae
HANCOCK. N. H.. Feb. 15 peoke in
spirit, a physical ereck. and changed prob
ably beyond recognition. Xr. Albert
Alonxe Ame. formerly mayor of Htnoe
apoll. wa dlsccverod today In tbe home
of a local minister and place under ar
rest by Fberiff Ooane of Manchester. Po
pitiabie wa his condition that he was
not locked up. but left in charge of a
deputy te await the arrival of officer from
After bir arrest Ame communicated
with Forme fnited State I'tstrict At
torney Charles J. HamHctt of Nathua and
obtained fcis eerrice tor a flgbt which
be sirs he will make against extrad Uon.
Xr. Ame ha lee here for several
weeks, although his presence was not
kaown outside the house of Kev. C. H.
Chspin. who received and Kbeltered him.
Kr. Chapin is a sister of the woman whs
accompanied Dr. Ame, and wb 1 sup
posed to be his wie. The knowledge of
thi relationship probably led ta hi de
tection. . Fberiff roane received a communication
from Chief of Pt.lice Gregnr of Minneapolis,
asking him to go to Hancock and see if
Ame had soupht refuge tbe home of
hi sisie.r-in-le w. Th fcherifl cstne here
and af.er as fnvesttcauoii placed Ames un
der arrest this a-tcmoun.
The prisoner is said to have claimed thi
afternoon that were he a well man be
would return and face the charges, but
that under the circumstances he would
make a desperate tcht. Attorney Hamblett
ha not yet eeen hi client, but "yill come
I. Amos is wcndr.rful'y chsxged. from
the description of him sent out by th
Minneapolis police He ha grown a full
beard and his hair 1 almost white. It
is said he Is 6? years of age, but he looks
over 7D. His flesh is siurh wasted away,
and from a physical standpoint he is help
less. Just how long the parsonage has pro
tected the priknncr and his wife is not
known outside of the bouse, and none of
the fami!y is inclined to talk. It is be
lieved, however, that Minneapolis detec
tive who followed him to Boston were
threws off tb track there and that be came
directly te thi town.
When the M inneapolis officials resch here,
probably oa Tuesday, the mattei of I.
Ames" extradition will be taken up before
the ffovernor and council. Ievelopment
tonight Indicate that Dr. Ame still ha
mucy friend and abundant financial re
source, and that every efiort to bring him
to trial in Minneapolis win be bitterly
Fa Btt-iWprw Choree,
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. IS. Sheriff J. W.
Ireger Is on his way te New Hampshire
wftk papers for the return ef A. A. Ame.
the fuptlve who defaulted his hail of'H.
(XX). The authorities have known of his
vocation for some time, but it was not until
a peremptory -.order was vn by Judge
Harrison that steps were made to hive him
returned to Minneapolis for trial.
He is aocuaed of offering toribas to county
commissioner is order to have hi secre
tary. T. St.. Brown, elected sheriff te auc
ooed Fberiff Kegaarden, who was removed
by the governor fur malfeasance, and aiae
of accepting money from abandoned wo
men. There are four of these indictment.
A sixth charges him with conspiracy.
It. Ames fled from the city In July and
for a long time wa at West fadea. lnd.
When he was due te appear for trial be
was etill in Indiana and was reported ill.
Later he went to Louisville. Kr., and wa
under surveillance for eome two weeks.
Just before Sheriff Prefer arrived in
Kenturky Ames waa warned bv some of
his Minneapolis friends and f!4d to New
England. He was in Bos'oa for a time
and later went te Hancock. N. H, where
Injustice Demanding Legislative
property that will sot apply with equal
lore te other property la a city. In Omaha
and Lincoln all ether property 1 assessed
by a lax commissioner irrrspecifve of the
valuation put cpon It by the county as-
sensors or tbe Elate Board of Eo,aalix.nB,
There ia roasoa ia th method ef atieess-
rug railroad property for state and county
purpose, ty dividing; the ehole value of the
property ij tbe number cf miles of track
and then assigning the quotient value to
each mile of the route. But to make that
Quotient tbe value of rafrroad property la
a city for municipal assessment is aimply
10 exempt railroads almost entirely from
municipal tales which wa not the Intent
f tBe revenue law a K aa. originally
frxJn.d. The general revenu law doe
Bot apply te municipal taxation and was
not intended tb.
legislation la the
Tbat is a .ube tor
T toaaaha - aaislrarr."
Ft. Paul Republican.
Considerabl Interest has recently been
(wakened ail over tbe state ia th amend
ment te tbe Omsna charter now pending
before th legislature shirk proposes to
give th officials of that city authority te
assess for municipal purposes tbe valuable
railroad terminal property located therein.
This in teres i is stimulated by the report
hlrh is being induatriouaiy circulated
hrough th rural diatrict by railroad ,S 621 T" " ta,,T U1M)n " 2--lt
bbyists that any increased revenue from HK" 70' ithstanding th. tact that a
railroad taxation which "Omaha may secure B1lBM'nt B1 Ml " ka replaced the
siU eventually b extorted from th la- oW "w bi" 6r',m rf ftloi. Pacific
terior eounne of th stale, and that tt is U ailt' - the Bu'UngtOB had built a
all a deep, dark plot oa the part of Omaha "mnr tlB of tta i wa ta th meantime,
to gala aa advantage which doe not belong "T nolbm of lBr taiv Improve
to her. Only last week tbe Republican re- 'Ilta ,BB tb liDt ot rvKr railroad la
reived bb artli.1 from th manager of the th H ould U interesting for ths
railroad literary bureau, which eupplied our
"lndependent -democratic" contemporary
with arguments against intreaaing railroad
assessment not long age. ia wt ita this
ingenious aryumeut wa made and money
was efftred fur it insertion ia these col
umn as editorial matter. Being unaccua-
tomed t subsidies, our susp.rtoris were
aroused and an investigation wa lnaug-
crated W U lie re that w have diacov-
red the cause of the railroad- sudden in-
terest ia tbe Btlfare uf tb rural counUoa.
as aell aa th inspiration tor their unusual
generosity, and respectfully decline ts lend
our column, either gratuitously or for pay.
te such as uBworthy purpose-
Ss tar as Omaha is concerned, she ta
doahUeae etil te fight her own battle with
out ta tet-bl assistance ef this paper.
We have ne direct Interest in thai city and
it cuake. very little aifirreac ta us
whether th railroad pay ixe ea their
terminal property lnt her treasury or not.
But we c. not s a allow tb element that
municipal taxation means tb loss af "from
IX te M per cent" of the railroad tax t
urn ef hi wi resides It ha 1 ' i
rrpTil here that hit health we wk
tht h could lot be returned t 1 be city
vnont at th rtafe Clf Ilia Ilfa
Hi onndsmea were tb least ceBoeTBet
from th city. aad thejr are aol tbe per-
scats who are defraying tbe fipnMf a?
ta br;ff in fc- pursuit.
JOINS DENVER WITH GULF
rw 'Tilws Hood Already Arrooged
for w Ml tsstert CwVarod
a a tr Orlesaa.
CCTEKJE. OfcU Feb. If.. John B. Lin
den, geaeral manager of construction and
townsites of tbe Trisoe line la Oklahoma,
aald today that all tbe eerurttle have
been eold and all tbe townsites contracted
for between Enid, Okl, and Denver. Colo,
ea tbe extension of the Arkansas Valley A
Western from Enid te Denver.
This extension, he explained, will be tbe
maia line te Colorado of tbe Frisco ex
tensions now tiring made northwest from
GuTfcrte, Oklahoma City and Tnlaa City. X.
T. The thre line if! Join 1s BoriberB
Oklahoma. The ultimate result will be a
direct line from Ne Orl"na to IrneT.
T. f Creos.
Ia.. Feb. 11 FpecieJ Tele-
gram ) T. F. Cross of th firm-of Cross
Myers, bakers of this rlty. died this
evening about ? o'clock ia Cisrinda of
paralyaia. Mr. Cross was taken ill en
July 1 mat with rrmptamt of softening of
the brain, shich gradual: y developed lnt
a mild form of insanity. He was taken
ts Clarlnda Ieoember 1. Tb deceased was
41 year old and leaetts a wife and four j
children. The funeral eill be held ra i
Wedensdsy and will be is charge of tb
Modern Woodmen of . America, in e bich
atirietv be held a nnlirf for tl.OOS. !
rwtrtck Horao of Seho'-yler.
Patrick Koran, one of tbe pioneers of
Schuyler. Neb, died at tbe home cf hi ;
son. Patrick, "fi0 Charles street. Sturday j
evening at 1 o'clock, of old are. Mr. (
evenin ax le v cim. v. aiiu rr. xar.
Horan came t this city alwut four weeks i
ars to exjry a visit with hi ana. He i
nma awav ai-r verv hnef tllnraa The I
deceased was fi year of ape and had re-
sided ia Schuyler for tkiny-fiv years and
was neJd In high esteem by tbe residents !
of that place. He 1 survived by three ;
sens, two ut whom reside in this city, tbe
other living in Schuyler. The body a ill be
taken t that place for interment.
H. . tloweoe.
mn-.-i.rt -v.v. rn -,.-.. !
! Telerrawi T H , ' hm.
Telegram.) H. J. Hudson died at his home
was orci- the o"e Oofl Fe'lewn the
grand renreeniMve He wa. a. Odd -fei.
low over fifty year age in England. He
waa one of the early settler. In Platte
county, having located he la lSiC.
Dr. Cowrg oTT. Ploosi.
INDIANAPOLIS. Inft, - Feb. 15. Dr.
George W. Sloaa died this afternoon of
appoplexy. He was formerly president of
the American PharmaceutleaJ association .
and in WW wa elected trustee of the
. unfa Diam ruuniitini'jaai vuu veiluoa.
He wa a thirty-third degree Mason, At
the time of his death he waa president of
th Indianapolis achool board.
Mra. K4 Wavtklas.
HASTINGS. Nek, Feb. K. (Special Tele
gram-) Mra. Ed Watklna. wife of the pre- I
Catkins, wife oT tbe pro- I
Watkins PrlnUng house, i
; at f c-rluci. after aa j
hh, m n-..
prietor of the Ed
died thi morning
nines of about three weeks. Mrs, Wat
kin wa a daughter of Chief or Police the lea "hia ahare of the total oost-if he
Wanxer and laave large circle of friend ' t" tSiT ct vUr "V1L rhat ia
and relative, beside a husband and three tual Insuranc. Tnere is no specu
children, J tioa in that ; there it nothing in that te
WEST POINT, NeB, Feb. la.-
Jnhn lkitr-k.tt' m.r.A af fE. Wm, C .
.. uuia C L I .H Q, j
sere married Tbtr-sflay at the German
Lutheran church, north-west of town. Rev.
Otte von Gemmlngen officiating. Both pax- i ior tla protection and hi duty to give that'! from investment of a permanent charee
tie ar wen known resident of Monterey ! protection te those shorn he has made, or j ter. Our tutereat tBcotne has. however.
township and will reside there on the farm
just purchased by the groom
every achool district la Eoaard coiiatr
It may mean a small loat a te that w
cannot set positively out ibis loss can
be more than offset bv amending the gen
revenue law oe as te compel the re
turn of ail property al it. actual cash Tain
for assessment purposes. It is a notorinna
fact that the railroad terminals are re -
turned at aa Infinitesimal prepoitiew of
their real value, a pro portion se small that
wha rt is .divided by the total mileage
"distributed" tt brink, te each a point
that it las would nm Seriously affect tbe
rumbles school district ta the state. Grant.
for the Bake of argumeBt, tbe j-uth of the
railroad contention oa aU the other com
plicated point, .boat which taxation ex
pert, disagree. Suppose that tb railroad,
are vested wttk certain righta which ex-
mpt them trna "double taxation" (munici
pal and stat) t fc:h a3 ether owners
of property in cities and "Villages must
submit. The plain, cold fact remains that
th osseesed valuation of the property,
mhich they argue Is d.stributed among all
the counties and ached districts traversed
by their lines, felts far short ef what it 4
sbeuid be. eves under th present frac
A aa illustration of the alter absurdity
ef th railroad sloe of hitcon trovers y. the
tallowing fact, are c; ed The total as
sessed valuation of ai. railroad proper-tie
in Nebraska tor the year ltol was t2.-
literary fellers" win prepare editorial
matter for the country press te figure out
Just how murk of this II 7T.0.PS&.M decrease
is represented ta tbe falling values of th
Omaha terminals and bow much of It was
apportioned te Howard county ander th
beneficent scheme of ' rtietejounoB,"
Ne man eaa aay without raref aJ and
painstaking study whe ber or not the rail
roads pay tbeir full stir of taxea. as com
pared t other propcr-y. It is true tbst
tney pay a great de' ef money into the
public treasury, and they pay it promptly,
But there is special virtu in this. It
i aserely a matter of nompulolon. Ne on
has ever accused tbm of undue philan
thropy is this direction The fact that tbey
arc ao anxiou for the eetfar of tb coun
try school district ef th state thai they
ar willing te pay good money for th rs
fineacing of pubttc sentiment ia prime
facie evidence of aa ulterior motive. There
is as excuse for any rirlsea. and least of al!
any Irgisisior, ta be misled by their ape-
nous arguments agaiast
amenmobt te the Omaha chart at-
nm -srTTn avsvax report
COKHECTICUT MUTUAL lift
iksurakce mmn -
T the Member:
For maty year tbe operation t tbe
Connecticut Mutual hav bees asumitig
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tereet lor Its member, for th American ,
. ,. . , . , , . 1
public, and for the whole Insurance world,
and tor several remarkable reaaon worth
For many year th greet majority of
companie have been gradually ss-erving
from the Hoe of practice which ar native
nd inherent in life insurance, until at last
many of the largest and most rapidly
trrowlng companies hsve openly abanaoned
tb motive of life insurance a the motive
to ahicb they apepal for their businee;
tbey bo longer oSer the result of real l'.J
lnsvrane attained by then a tbe attrac
tion to the men shoe families bn-d It
j protection and whose busmen tbcv seek;
they g:ve their contracts other names;
they suppress as far a possible tbe ap
pearance of a life insurance contract, they
endeavor as far a poaelblt te gl them
the appearance of a profitable investment
for the insured himself. He is offered, not
a life Insurance policy for the sake of It
protection te those she need Its protection,
but a "Bond" as a money-making invest
ment for himself, trusting, apparently, to
tbe general ignorance sot to ciacover the
unalterable facts which make such a thing
impossible, so far as the great bndy of their
pwsiwt, u su,
rc:-T lo Irw l tus unflu r ns of tbe
insurance undertake tu psy the
I money value of a man s life to those de-
! ... ,
-uw.ui i l. vutuii:j tu'j uiaj iimv 1 1
CT death. While he live he contribute to
JlT "-he value of other men lire bj; s ay
premium proportioned to hi riak of
eying,. accordtLg te Ins age. Hi risk ef
. a. v... w ub ji im i i
dylhg increases each year, but hi premium j
does not Increase; therefore it must be so j
calculated that a Tiro ner iia rt of it cm tie .
put into a Keerve Fund tc meet the future
Increase of the risk; thia Reserve is put at I
interest, a certain part of stub is yearij
added to the Reserve; an addition te this 1
premium is also made to provide for his
share of the expenses.
If the death losses are as heavy at was j
assumed in computing the premium, if the '
" Uia. as- j
um,fl ""1 11 lhe h. are as much as
! W - there Vui
' "Tbofly; tbe cost of
Iibe insurance will lust eoual ih. tnom.
but " - Hr. the Interest
rate higher and the expense less than w
assumed a saving will he made on oath of
these Item, of total cost, and that cost te
the company will he ao much lea than the
Mutual Life Insurance undertakes t give
each man hi insurance at only a hat It
coats the company; at hi equal share of
that total cost in proportion to bis risk and
u uie premium he has paid In. It return.
to him, therefore, hia share of th a rings.
If tt Aoe. thi each year, then he pays each
year only bat ill. risk has actually cost 4
th company for that year. The more care
fully the risk are selected the better the
rate of interest earned; the smaller the ex
penses In proportion to Lhe inoome, tba
I oiie MVUl'
CO" " tbe, ,
ach man e share of the total savin
B s share of the total savings and
make it attractive to a man as a personal
venture; it is a pure expense lo him. and i
ao one is advantaged in any case except hi
, beneficiarte. who get the money value of tm, eonervttve lBveatmenm ha caused
j his life which tbey would otberaise hsve , progressive decline la tb rat of teter
Fpecial ) i Jost by hi death. . rnnd eerwrttiea. and thi Company
Th onlr motive for a lnan to lake a
policy f M usual Life Insurant, therefore.
j is tbe need of those dependent oa his life
j mho rightly are. dependent on Li Lie and
ita fmsnrisl pruduut, and his desire to gel
it at only its actual, proper 'cost.
The only way te make a policy attractive
aa a personal venture l any man is te do
ay silk mutuality, except la th premium
charged ; charge the full mutual premium,
but, instead ol giving back te eack man bis
share of the yearling aa rings, dirids tneas
up among only a few and make tbe rest go
Xo man would accept ouch a proposition
unless be was either assured, or felt a con
siderable degre of -confidence, that he
was to be one of the few. 6b the thing i
put up a a gamble. Each man agree, t
nave hi share of the saving with th com -
T1' tBr' tnt' rears; that it h dies
meantime, his policy being still la force, ail
cis yeariy snare ox savings which he ;
might have . had back ehaH be forfeited
to the company ter division among the
final tew; also, if be doe. not keep up j
hi. policy, hi. share of the saving while !
it wa. in tore shall ge the stmt way. j
The disiaica i supposed to take plau at ,
tbe end of the twenty year, among these
who have survived aa long and also have !
paid teir full premiums straight through; j
but each one ha had te agree beforehand
ts accept ahatever tbe company ail eta te j
him a hi share; there ia te b ne state- :
men t of the eiae of the "pot" nor any '
accounting for it diatributlon. The ex- '
ported value ef the ahare la It of each of
tb final few 1 sot forth is the estimate
of wartcu "bond" and Other form, of
contract, the specific .feature of al! of
which 1 the postponement of all dividends
for some period of year. It is the chance 1
of being ta at the final division and getting
what othere have lost thst is the sttrsc
tion, addressed to the personal Interest
ef the man and not to hi sens of ' duty
and honor toward his dependent family.
That chance, aa estimated by th com
panies originating tbe scheme, is about one
in three. At least two-thirds will drop out
by the way. Each man expect te be of
the one-third. S he stakes his ewa proper
share ef th savings tor twenty year In
the hop of helping divide what the other
two-third must lose. And the company
holds the stakes without accountability te
Notwithstanding tbe fact that none of
the companie. doing tht. sort of "invest
meat" business have ever mad a dividead
tick evea approximated th estimate
sock attracted th "Investor.." and that
thee dividend have steadily and raptiUy
shrunk through ail the many year, of their
experience, rt is true that they still suc
ceed in attracting great number t. their
membership. Personal Interest in bat Is
mad te appear "good thing," for which
some one else is expected ta furniak the
contents, is . motive tar mor easily ap
pealed to. with leas effort, and with much
readier suocese. than eat sober, anselfish
duty te I hue he has tuad helpless aad
dependent. sBd who protectioa he has Be
right te put la ttaxard.
Tae point of view of th com pes lee sell
ing posrpeaed dividead scheme 1 admir
ably revealed ia the instruction recently
given te f.s agents by en of th very
largest ef them: tb italic, are tb com
pany owa: "Get th. idea out of your
ewa heed, and keep rt oat of tb lvvor t
bead, that ye ar simply vrte li.
Avoid that inadequate roneepUoa of the
transaction. View th matter ecruret!y
and ecientificalir. To are selling a blnrk
yea add tb idea of Insurance, Insurance
of ehtt Why, inurBce of tbe nrsf mmf
It is not. afSrrl sfM-sc-iea. Ill sssbtsbc
any more thus it t fire insurance, or ma
rine insurance it is bond Insurance."
"But your rllsnt may say: The euestioa of
root ia a gambl afier all ' Well, yoa ran.
tor tbe aake of argument, admit that ft
a gamble. It may aid yea 1b selling your j
It is precisely because th great balk of
business now done-by life lnsvrane com-
. . . . . ,
panic l mad te appear and te be a little
Ifke real life Insurance a posolMe, and as
murk like a financial venture of personal
profit to tbe "investor" a possible, that
th opera tions of Th Connecticut Mutual
take en a oecular Interest te all whose
families need tbe protection that pfce life t
Insurance alon can give, th whole eeeme l.kcly te prove a juoicioas
For The Connecticut Mutual 1 not offer- ! undertaking t a eatisfsctory result,
log "Bond" nor "Investments" ekirb' Th "Surplus t the end of the year stands
can be made an actual in vestment te one j at If .m.sft S, by tbe legal etandard tt 1
ma only Try taking hat twe other men over t.ofioti. It vis reduced during the
have Jost on their ' gamble," It seeks out ' year by the temporary shrinkage In mar
ine men whose families need life lnsur- j ket value of bonds al-eady referred ts. by
ance: It offers them real life lnaurance, la' a balance of prr-fit and loss of ;7.5r7.r on
it can name, on It own proper motive and sale of real estate and various other minor
tn.... it ii fn ir atA tnnai. ' items, and also by the tact that we re-
nee and the proiertdoa of Its beneficiarie
te complete destruction by policy contract
which permit ail th reserve t be draws
out in cash, la any year, at th will of th
policy bolder, like deposits la a bank; it
holds and treau it funds ia the manly .
a hick tbey can be held and ;
th proper protectioa ef real
treated for the proper protect i
life insuranc contract and with an ere
slngls t tbe sure oar of it beneficiaries
whose certain protection is the only reason
for tbe existence of a life Insurance com
Mntuel re- '
Therefore, Tbe Connecticut
actually a mutual life Insurance , surplus as was possible for so many year
y. U selects its risks with great : The maintenance of the low cost te our
com) ia r;
care, in a limited area where tbe condition
- , ' , u .. v.
u: lite tog oeaiLa are writ auv-B, w-r-.
aafety and fair re-urns on it. Investment.;
It keep, ocwa it, expeaw rate as low as
possibie; aU i. order to ve .. much a.
i-.n. . ir ... u,r . . . . . . . . . , . . . ,
be returned each year te tbos from w bom
. h 1 I . U wtatimA . 4 1a
they were received, oe that each man'a la
anrar.ee shall cost him as little a possible, '
and only what it ha cost tbe company; and
It Berks to deal la entire eouity and the
rood faith of true mutuality with those
b lapse or die, so that ne one is plucked
for the advantage of some on els.
la a word, it is doing and seeks to de
business as a real mutual life insurance
"iP. lr,r insurance pin-pooe.
that never before ru pure . ..
insurance so mum neeoeu aa now. ens u
,.. haranae ao nnrli has Its nlac
T TZ t
l-.o -t an. and th funds of which
can no longer be held with any certainty
It is la this light as a real mutual Ufa
insurance company that its operations are
te be viewed and their results weighed,
THE EXPERIENCE OF 1W2.
In general, tbe experience of the Com
pany during tbe past yesr has been of that
steady, even-going character which should
characterise an old, thoroughly-grounded
company, conservative la holding te the
real purpose of life Insuranc and t all j
that best effect nates tt, and yet progress:! j
In that which will the better commend it I
to those wbe want tt only tor that purpose.
Tbe New Businee taken oa ia 1501 was
seme what more than that of tb rreviou
The Old Business ha persisted in ths
usual remarkable degree, as that th
amount of businee in force at the end of
tbe year shows tbe same steady rain aa
for several year pest,
Tbe Mortality cost for tb year lWtt waa
T oer cent lees this that expected and
irovided for. effecting a aaving of tr44. I
The Expenses ef Maaagement for ta
1 year were lee than for tbe year 1P1.
I rnr aeveral rear the abundance of money
has been somewhat affected thereby ia
I common with an other -financial lnstltu-
tions which derive their Interest tacome
been satisfactory, considering exietinx con
dition, and a considerable margin above
reserve requirement ha been saved.
Owing to th very low rate of interest
obtaining early la the year and during IB CI.
the market vale of our bond holding wa
very high, evea os coueratlv view
of th market. During tbe year th. money
. Thousand, of lewa. Minnesota and Nebraska laraner.. have
moved to Oklahoma r the last four year. They tkore yet
aBd they intend to ty. Tbey are making aa much money, acre
or acre, as they did In tbeir oM heme. Tbe land 1. Just a good
wnd "costs less than half at much. Price, ar. aCvancirf every year.
Take a couple of weeks' holiday and visit Oklahoma, Aa unusu
ally good opportunity 1 oBered by tb homokor' excursion
rates which th. Rock Island offers, rwbraary 17 and March .
Owe fare, plus C for the round trip One ,
wsy rates sre correspoodttigly low. Titans
and tull Information at thi office.
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Whiie every week, comiflg i looked forward to
etAg-erly, the "letvtnre editions" issued n-botit oaoe
a month sre a great icxtt for every reader of
la these "laature editions'
ami afim trm ta alieialranhjaoi aa
wnnaa about tr saaa. wb fcava sa
rfca obl bacauea Sbay are kaews to
eoBsary car as uj soos was ai
asoat tb m.ia tac ot ioaa. auar - . I. ? f i tsl 1
lr. . a-oecu.U iii-ms... ss sua. Si Kk 1 t-VfTl I
eoaae ewe aaiaraato. asm Sfaoa . x- A l -X - '" -
auiusaa c tM 'taatareeiuaai"a V Jl f?Sy t lJh'
T letSTSra. a..o. . . 1 a x-w , e ' , S; -fj I ( 1 ! J I
ir. L-, j. i
Masetaewwakbt. ttAtwaryaal. V. ? . J
WH.-rask.Owo4l M 0 f 1! .. .
TsWim crtrrcrr ritifH. . U s v - 1 I , rxl i
17 iKMB K Usaaaa, a.- j ' S'J' !
aia'-ket ao radically changed, rarrrltt th
rate of Interest so h'.fh, a to reus nme
thlng of a decrease is ma-ket value,
though very slight a perpentsge ob our
large holdings, ladioatlBg their s'reng char
acter, furk changes do not aTert at ail
the Income from them, and with retu-a
of former conditions s return of ftirmer
values is ts h expected
With the exception of tee item of Texas
n-unlclpal bond. Interest ha bees very
tluorly collected oa all aecwitww
Tbe Real Estate Market ia lnl ws not
a very fsvorabl on tor selling, but tbe
Company disposed of piece of fo-e-
cloeed property, costing Id.sBs fi.
As our members are !res4y aware, lhe
Company has. during tbe las: thro years,
been erecting a new office building, which
Is practically completed; 1: ba also oeen
making sure changes in its old building
as lncress it raprlty. add greatly te it
convenience and attract !veie of tenants,
and connect It elth and sflapt it te tbe aew
edsflr. This work is near completiot and
turned surplus te our policy-holder oa the
same seal of dividend tbst we hsv main
tained for tvewtr-t we rear
From lt.fl. when our surplus wss i -
Sfl.lfiB. w aot only returned this hieb rste
cf dividend, tncreaslng it eomeeh.t In IRK
but added te the surplus eaca year uu,
l!. "ten It stood at tTn.W" Ploce
then it has been more or iwe ursws
each year 1 order that tbe cash psrment
by our polry-hol3ers need not be increased.
and in order to tide over, aa Tar a may
prove practicable, lhe conditions lc h are
still ucfsverable te se large a aaving of
j members during unTvoraie Trm.r.
rf'ih T-uroosee of tbst rret accumulation.
, ana pre"" c -... 7 "
until " "Ped.ont to 6rw n.
ftrrther .be ' ,
A:ten;ion iv 1 '
i Blisbed elsewhere
, .isbilitle P11" (A,r..i-
! n-. alaif aak careful conslderatlnB of to
following summary of our financial history
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Of th 2J.u2I.BM.8J which The Connect 1
rut Mutual has recetved from It poUry
holder. It has returned te tbem or paid
to their beneficiarte I22M7S Ml . or M
per oetrt- What tt ha ao paid back and
what It still bold as security tor policy
contract, aggregates IM.117.18S or
12tn per cent of It receipt from policy
holder.. Thi. li een done at an -pene
ratio of only .nt of the
This is a record of a Mutual Life In-..
-Bsc Company doing actual Mutual 1 . -Insurance,
and tt chanenge. oomperi:r
JACOB L. GREENE.
! Hartford. January .4, 1W.
C. A. Rutherford, D. P. A.
1323 Ftrcin St., Onaha, Reb.
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