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LIGHT ALONG THE LAW'S WAY
Atdtanc of Wit IUuminss Eecont Volnmtt
f HetrMka Btrports,
lUlL DECISWKS SPICED WITH WMOR
Wllnajc p. Brraat Adae a Plmrr t
1 X Hla Work r Anpsndtna; Brief
t Bat Painted Hotee ta
When ona of the great early, masters of
"y - -printing waa dead long ago In an old Eng-
unn city, nis alscipies neia a meeting wnicn
. Tpaecaine the precedent for all meetings alnce
..-7 held by active printers. It waa, In fact,
, the flrst "chapel" meeting, forerunner of an
, Institution honored even to thia day In
, i tha composing rooma of tha land. Wise old
' "Wynken da Worde waa tha "father," or
1 t presiding, genlua of that chapel meeting.
Ona of the Journeymen mournfully opined
j mA now me master wns aeau uvj wuuiu
J have to give up their work.
f' Not so, said Wynken. "The more books
there be printed the mora readers there
! trill be, provided they be good books."
This wisdom has held place of honor to
this hour. It would be even more hon
I ored n fulfillment If edltora of books were
to exercise, more care In tha preparation
of their matter the care and cleverness.
f-) Tor Instance, that the deputy reporter of
the Nebraska supreme court ha exercised
In tha preparation or compiling some of
i j the ordinarily very dry reports 01 tne
swings oi mat couri. mie gentleman is
named Wilbur F. Brynnt and tha latest
rredit to his name Is Oie (16th Nebraska
Report. Ha enriches and enlightens the
volume with many little touches of gentle
humor, and has Illumined some of Its ap
parent dark places by delving in old tomes
of the law. and reciting cases long forgot
ten or overlooked.
The expression "A learned and generally
accurate Judge" Is used In one decision,
without the name, being glvci. In a foot
note Mr. Bryant supplies the omission
Charles James Kolgers 1818-1884. Judge
rourt of appeals for ten years; secretary of
treasury under ArthJr; defeated for gov
ernor of New York by Orover Cleveland.
1N82, by a majority of 192.H54 votes, which
fact mode, ClcevlurrJ president.
Raltroada Knrlch Langnaae.
In a railroad case which went up for re
view tba word "routing" occurred. Refer
ring to this word in a footnote Reporter
Xy Bryant says, for the benefit of men who
daily not with dictionaries:
1 have not- been able to find this par
ticiple given tht meaning it lins in this
opinion In any dictionary at hand, it is a
At another point In the book, where the
South Carolina dispensnry law Is quoted
extensively. In order that lawyers may be
stura of their ground, Mr. Bryant assures
them In a foot note that "ex-governor, now
Senator Tillman, read and corrected the
proof of the above note."
There Is a case wherein the question of
ic what constitutes conspiracy comes in and
after setting forth a reference tho reporter
remarks: "It Is passing strange that tne
counsel for tha people in Spie against Peo
ple, 122 III., 1. did not find this case." Evi
dently the public prosecutor in that case
overlooked at least one good point.
A pointer to the courts that may be of
considerable value If taken note of Is con
tained at the bottom of one foot note In
Tho assignment of tint-nrned officlnl snla-
f rlea ix forbidden by federal statute and In
England. Pit- Ame-lran courts who have
olte Knr'lsh nss do not nppeur to have
j bea-.i advised of the latter fact.
t nit of eslrnsU. History.
A bit of Nebraska history that may not
-" V?TS generally-known Is thus revlvrd by Mr.
h Bryant at the -nd of a liquor case:
'J John H. Ames was the author of the so
i railed Slociimb law, chapter 60. Compiled
I Statutes. Mr. Slocumb secured its passage
i through tho legislature, and both are en
titled to a portion of the credit.
' In closing the decision of the high court
1 In a case remanded for a new trial be
cause where a man was convicted of second
degree murder, but was not Informed of the
verdict of the Jury by the Judge, when
asked If he had anything to say before
senter.ee, Mr. Bryant Interjects this tip:
' A major part of tho record of criminal
conv ictions which come to this court are
def.clent in this same particular. This note
ls Inserted for the attention of prosecutors.
A most delightful chapter In this legal
' volume Is that dealing with the case of
State against Nebraska Home Company.
I Messrs. Edmund M. Bartlett, Charles L.
Dundy and Edward M. Martin, for defend
i ant in error, take liberties with a "brief of
state" said to havo been prepared by As-
slatant Attorney General William B. Rose,
but signed aUo with the names of the at
torney general and his deputy. After BDeak-
tha attorneys remark:
There seems to be three heads to share
the burden of mistake; or one may to the
other aay. In the language ef Macbeth:
Thou canst not say I did It: never shake
Thy gory locks at me."
Continuing, Judge Bartlett and colleagues
aay, with stinging scorn:
But when wo take Into consideration the
conglomerate mass of false premises, incon
sistencies, misapplication of the law and
n venomous outpouring of malevolent denun
ciation, mis comnination with the three sig
natures so unusual in affairs of state, or
more properly official documents, remlnd3
one of that other situation in "Macbeth,"
the three witches, a dark cavern and a
cauldron boiling amidst thunder.
In Shakespeare the passage alluded to be
gins: First Witch Thrice the brln'ded cat hath
Second Witch Thrice; and once the hedge
And In the book It goes on so to the end
of the famous scene. Having thus laid the
foundation, the lawyers untap a veritablo
seething cauldron of vitriolic language,
grouped to resemble the arrangement of
lines In "Macbeth." And Mr. Bryant sets it
all forth with a nice appreciation of tha
humor of the contention, even If it Is not
very elegant. Tha closing paragraph Is to
It Is very much the same thing, the strlv-
In for effect, snd If the court shall b
l't ir; lh hypnotic charm of the above In
gWjenta thev msv, with the witch, by the
pricking of their thumbs, know that some-
tung wli kkJ this way comes. This wirn.ii
thing could be discerned only by the appli
cation of the above ingredients, not by any
principle of authority.
Priest aa aa Allealst.
In the case of Reed against the Valley
Land and Cattle company Mr. Bryant hnt
dug up a esse wherein a Roman Cathollo
priest was allowed to give his testimony
as an expert In cases of Insanity. This
on the ground that his training fitted him
and made it his duty to inquire into the
mental state and capacity of sick person
before administering the last rites of the
In a note to a personal Injury case ths
reporter directs the attention of lawyers
to a certain page In another 4egal work,
where, he says, will be found "an instruc
tive note on liability of municipal corpon
tions for keeping dangerous places alluring
Alluding to an asterisk mark in cne cae,
It Is dismissed with tha sententious phrase,
"So reads the statute."
Following the case of Carlson against
Benton there Is a note which places the
Roentgen rays among the legitimate tools
of the law If proper foundation be laid.
It says: "There is as much reason whv,
in a proper case, the plaintiff should be
required1 to submit his neok to those rnys
for the purpose of photographing it as
there is for requiring a party to submit
his person to a physical examination."-
A comma got Into the wrong place In a
compilation of laws, and Mr. Bryant says
Judga Swan was the man who placed It
there, thus committing a synthetical error
which it required an act of the. legislature
Mce Point Raised by Qnery.
Mark this naive query by Mr. Bryant on
the question of Intent aa being necessary
to the crime of murder:
In view of the fart that length of time
Is nonessential In the question of delibera
tion and premeditation, is not the dis
tinction between this term and purpose
so occult and metaphysical that it would
require the assistance of telepathy to dis
tinguish the two?
Another pertinent query from the fertile
brain of the deputy, called out by a case
Involving the right of a prisoner to waive
his legal rights, wherein a fine distinction
Did not this distinction have Its origin
In the humanity of the Judges in the days
when they cropped the ears and Flitted the
nose of the man convicted of a ftlony?
After worrying through a casa wherein
the right of sepulture under ecclesiastical
auspices, or rather In ground controlled
by a certain church, Mr. Bryant felt moved
to discuss the ancient Egyptian belief In
metempsychosis and explains that the dead
were embalmed "to preserve the tenement
for the returning spirit in some future
uge." Having, for instance, hypothecated
hla father's corpse, as was the custom In
those days, no proper Egyptian would for
feit the pawn. "This hardly proves, how
ever," says Bryant, "that the Egyptians
recognized property In a dead body. The
security is more like the proverbial pound
of flesh" (the last three words In italics).
In the same case, having described the
burial of a body under a tangle of steel,
stone, cement "and Iron fillings," Bryant
Gunpowder would have no effect upon It.
Nothing but nitroglycerin or Gabriel's
trump would be effective.
More of Ills Humor.
The United States supreme court once
had a most interesting case growing out of
a most noisome cause, vis., the establish
ment of a fertlllxer plant on Goose Island,
the odors from which offended a fastidious
resident on the mainland. The fertilizer
man cluimed the Island did not belong to
Connecticut, therefore he could not' be held
In damages for a nuisance. Bryant digs up
a decision by Justice Blatchford of the
United States supreme court. In which,
with an eye to the possibilities of relieving
the tedium of that heavy tribunal, the Jus
tice very .regretfully says the court below
spoiled a good case by holding that Goose
island was a part of the state of Connect
icut. The nice sense of courtesy and the pretty
wit of Reporter Bryant are well exhibited
In this note:
The heavy part of the argument In this
case wns presented to the court on re
hearing, but it was thought best not to
Miindwtch any part of the argument be
tween the opinions.
Here Is a gi ntle side shot at a commis
sioner, who, we'll be bound. Is either a
crony or a special aversion of the embalmer
of the state supreme court reports:
The commissioner who wrote the fore
going opinion was the author of the law he
Taken all around, the only man in recent
years who has taken as much delight as
Bryant In delving for a touch of humor
or of forgotten wisdom In legal pronounce
ments is tho famous humorist of the Ten
nessee bench, Judge Wilkes, who tries nil
the cases in that court wherein the destruc
tion of animals on trestles or crossings is
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IRISH CATH0UCJ3ISH0PS MEET
Standing; Committee Decldea that
Catholics Should Not Attend
DUBLIN, Feb. 5. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The quarterly meeting of the
standing committee of the Roman Catholic
hierarchy In Ireland was held this week.
Cardinal Igue presiding. A resolution was
adopted unanimously to the effect that In
view of the "Insidious attempts now being
made by the authorities of Trinity college
and some of Its Protestant supporters to
Induce by pecuniary reward the youth of
our Catholic schools to enter that institu
tion, so often condemned by their pastors."
Catholics should be warned against the
"danger of accepting those educational
brlbos." The present nttempt ia regarded
as in no way differing In principle from
the attempts made by the college "for the
last 300 years to wean away the Cathollo
youth of Ireland from their allegiance to
their faith and their country." Trinity
college Is, according to the hierarchy, no
place for loyal Catholics, who cannot fre
quent its halls without the greatest danger
of detriment to their faith. No true Irish
Catholic will accept the proffered scholar
ships, and those who may do so may rest
assured that their fellow countrymen will
never forget their recreancy. Trinity col
lege and Queens college, the hierarchy re
gards as no places for the Intellectually
gifted youth of a race that has prised
religion aa Its most precious Inheritance.
"It la Intolerable," the resolution con
tlnuea, "'that these institutions should hold
their endowments aa If to serve tha Irish
people, when tha amall sections of the
population which they do serve mercilessly
bar out the bulk of the people from uni
versity education in any fcrrm acceptable
to tha nation at large."
Tha resolution concludes by saying that
tha matter will only build up tha determin
ation of Catholics to obtain at last for
higher education their proper share of tha
Income which Trinity college draws from
eighteen Irish counties, and that If there
la any objection against a fresh grant to
provide a university for Irish Catholics
then tha Irish bishops, the Irish representa
tives and the Irish people are bound to
take all legitimate means to secure that
tha endowmenta of Trinity collage and
tha money annually voted to Queens col
lege are wade available lor university edu
cation In a way the nitlor. endorse.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
PitIdj cf Missouri Avenue Hot to Bs Up
in Council Tsnight,
SEWER CONTRACT NOT TO BE ENDED
Agreement with stock Tarda Com
pany Will Re Allowed to Stand
tntll the C'oanrll Benches a
Derision la the Matter.
The city council Is due ta. meet In regular
session tonight. From the present Informa
tion the paying of monthly bills will be
perhaps the most Important feature of the
It waa expected that the paving of Mis
souri avenue would come up and the kind
cf material be designated for that purpose
by the council. But there are the bills and
minor Items to dispose of andmembers
of the council said yeoterday that nothing
would probably be done In the paving
matter, because there Is plenty of time yet.
President Adkina of the city council said
yesterday that he did not believe any at
tempt was thought of to terminate the
contract with the stock yards company In
tho sewer agreement, fie said that if such
a move was on he hid not yet been ap
prised of It, and he had hla doubts that
such a thing could be seriously considered.
What the council can or will do In tha
sewer matter remains a matter of doubt
until the legislation proposed Is finally
disposed of. The city officials hardly know
Just what to do in the matter at the pres
Gibson Sees Delegations.
Senator Gibson did not find an enjoyable
Sunday In the bosom of his family, being
closeted for the major part of the day with
one delegation after another, all of them
eager to probe Into tha proposed sewer
Mr. Gibson followed out his attitude In
the matter. He told the people frankly
that he could see no other solution of tha
problem than that contained in his bill. In
addressing the members of the Southeast
Improvement club Senator Gibson Suld:
"I am eagerly anxious for all the In
formation I can get on thla subject. Do
not think for a moment I am holding this
bill up as the only panacea for all these
troubles if I can be shown to the contrary.
I want to hear from as many taxpayers as
possible, and I will be glad to have them
call on me or write me a letter. The chief
objection to the bill now seems to be that
feature of It providing that the council
shall issue the bonds without first submit
ting the proposition to a vote."
ShotvreU's Friends Pleased.
Friends of Fred W. Bhotwell of this city
are pleased to learn that he has been ap
pointed by Congressman-elect John U
Kennedy aa his private secretary. Mr.
Shotwell Is well known In this city, where
he has resided since 1900, coming here as
he did in that year from Ohio. He be
came actively associated with political
movements in the Interest of the republican
party, and was one of the chief organisers
of the Young Men s Republican club, which
cut a figure In the preliminary skirmish
of last spring's campaign on the repub
lican side. Mr. Bhotweil has resigned his
position in the office of the county Judge
and will assume his new duties after
The Board of Education will meet this
evening particularly for tho purpose of
paying monthly bills, and incidentally to
attend to the affairs of leaser Interest
which may come up for consideration.
Should the board decide to remove the
Annex building to Its new site before the
occupancy of the new high school March
1, the preliminary plans will probably be
discussed at tonight's meeting.
The present oold snap has delayed all
the grading contractors so that they are
all behind. A considerable amount of
grading Is to be done as soon as the
weather will permit. There are to be two
or three public Jobs soon, and these, with
the many private contracts, will make
tha town take on an air of the early days
again. The present prospects are that a
number of the unsightly hills, especially
In the central part of the town, will be
hewed down and carted away before the
summer is half gone. Many estimate that
there will be more grading In South Omaha
the coming summer than ever before.
Maglo City Gossip.
The theft of overcoats at the exchange
are not reported so numerously this winter
Affairs In police circles were unusually
quiet yesterday, only two arrests being
made, and they for petty offenses.
A large number of cases of scarlet fever
and kindred diseases of children are re
ported about the city. No case of smallpox
Is yet reported.
A number of prominent citizens will go
down to Lincoln this week for or ugainst
certain measures before the legislature af
fecting South Omaha.
Mrs. Catherymon Raymond died at her
home near Twenty-fourth and K streets
yesterday morning after a long illness.
Tho funeral will be held from the home
Tuesday morning to St. Bridget's church
at 8:30. Interment In St. Mary's cemetery.
NEW DEGREE IS SUGGESTED
CHICAGO, Feb. t. Jamea K. Gorman, for
several years assistant trartlo manager of
the Atchison. Topk A Santa. Fa. will to
morrow enter upon his new duties aa
fteiKht trMc malinger of that road. Ha
succeeds V. B. Kiddle, who recently re
slKned to become vice president Of the
hock lalaud. In charge of tramo.
British Instructor Has Plan to Solve
Mooted tlneetlon of Greek
LONDON. Feb. B.-(8peclal Cablegram to
The Bee.) Tha question of Greek at the
universities was discussed this week at
the annual meeting of the Incorporated As
sociation of Headmasters. The Rev. It. D.
Swallow of Chigwell school, Essex, moved
reQutlons affirming the opinion of the as
sociation that the universities "should 1;
stltute a twofold entrance examination,
(a) for candidates proceeding to degrees in
arts. In general aa at present, but with a
higher standard in literary subjects; (b)
for candidates proceeding to degrees i In
mathematics and science with jbl modern
language substituted for Greek;" and that
a new degree in mathematics and sciences
should be Instituted, differing In title, but
of the same standing as the degree In arts.
In moving tha resolution Mr. Swallow
deprecated the senates of the universities
being affected by tha impressions and
fanciea of millionaire even more than the
man In the street. He believed that the
removal of Greek from tha compulsory sub
jects in the universities would result In
the exclusion of Greek from the culture
of Englishmen of education, and before
tho country waa ten years older Greek
would be dropped almost altogether in all
but a few public schools.
W. F. Baxter moved an amendment
approving the report of the Cambridge
syndicate. He said there was no room
In a secondary school curriculum for a
spurious Greek that consisted of cramming
Greek grammar and getting up a set book.
Science should not ba sacrificed to ths
medieval bogey of Greek grammar.
The Rev. A. F. Rutty moved an smend
ment urging that It was not desirable at
present that modern languages should ba
substituted for Greek at tha t older unl
venules. It was by no means certain that
modern education made for progress or that
Its scholara became better men of the
world, or better men of business than under
the older curriculum. Where compulsory
Greek made for hardship boys coujd go to
tne newer universities.
On a division the amendments were re
jected and Mr. Swaliow'a resolutions ware
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ECHOES OF THE ANTE ROOM
Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Omaha lodge No. 2 celebrated its forty-
ninth anniversary Friday evening by initi
ating four candidates and Indulging in a
social session later,, which was signalized
by brief addresses by several of the mem
bers and wound up with the serving of re
freshments. This lodge was organized Feb
ruary 1, 1866. Many of the beat known und
esteemed residents of Omuha have been on
the rolls of its membership. There are at
present three members of the lodge who
have been Odd Fellows for over fifty years.
They are George W. Brown, who was I' -itiated
into Indian River lodge, at' Itupert,
Vt., June 10, 1852; Nelson T. Spoor, initiated
into Council Bluffs lodge No. 49, August 27,
1853, and Kelly W Frazer, who was Initi
ated into Killbeck lodge at Millersburg, O.,
January 12, 1854.
Since its organization there have been
forty-seven sessions of the grand lodge of
Nebraska and fit this number of grand
masters elected the lodge has furnished six.
They are Asa Hunt. A. D. Jones, Alvin
Saurrders, St. John Goodrich, John Evans
and Charles A. Patterson. Also two grand
secretaries and seven grand treasurers.
In the last ten years the lodge has paid
out for relief 110,450.49. Of this vast amount
$7,10 was for sick benefits, $1,250 for fu
neral benefits; for relief of widows and
education of orphans, Ji"i2i.31. and for spe
cial relief, nurse hire and donations, $964.18.
Tribe of Ben llnr,
On Tuesdny night last Deputy Supreme
Chief Francis Bartle organized a new court
of the Tribe of Ben Hur, with a good
charter list of young people. This court
Is constituted especially for young people.
They expect 100 members In about sixty
days. At the next meeting the organization
will be completed by the election and In
stallation of officers. The new court will
be known as White Carnation court No. 112.
Banner court No. 75 of South Omaha
held Its regular meeting last Wednesday
night at their new hall in Independent Or
der of Odd Fellows' hall. Large delega
tions were present from Mecca court No.
13 and White Carnation court No. 112 of
Omaha. Deputy Supreme Chief F. Bartle
of Omaha was in charge of the meeting.
Bight new members were initiated. Mr.
F. Bartla and bis son, Ernest F., put on
the dramatic work of Arrlus and Ben Hur,
assisted by tho degree t?am of Mecca
court. T. C. White aetd as degree chief
and E. W. French as captain. After the
ceremonlrs. Mr. C. F. Way, state manager
of Lincoln, addressed tho gathering, which
was followed by a very enjoyable social
Woodmen of tha World.
Tha entertainment committee of Omaha
Seymour camp presented the members with
a novelty last Thursday evening In a sale
at auction of fifty boxes of candy with
prises enclosed. Sovereign Foster acted as
auctioneer, and bidding waa lively. Every
successful bidder found two tickets to the
Typographical-Woodmen of the World min
strel show, which takes place on February
IS. Two of the boxes contained receipts for
ona month'a assessments. The event proved
a success financially, the receipts exceed
ing tha expenses by several dollars.
Tha team of Omaha-Seymour camp elected
Captain Baehr of the Thurston Rifles cap
tain last Thursday evening, with Lew Bur
meister flrst lieutenant and Arthur John
ston second lieutenant. Most of the mem
bers who won tha championship of the
United States and Canada, at the St. Louis
exposition are still with the team.
Modern Woodmen of America.
Arrangements are being made for a state
rally and clasa Initiation of 200 Initiates at
the Auditorium In Lincoln on February 17.
Tha head camp officers will be In attend
ance and participate In the ceremonies.
A big delegation of Woodmen will go from
Omaha, Including several drill teams and
Tha county convention of Weo4wen will
be held In this city the first Wednesday
in April to elect delegates to the state
camp, to be held the first Wednesday In
May at Columbus, Neb.
The officers und Foresters of Camp No.
120 will go . to 'Benson to assist In the
Initiation' of ' a number of new members
Into the Benson camp.
The Foresters of Opiaha camp No. 120
will give their eleventh annual ball at
Myrtle hall the evening of February 15.
Fifty-six new camp charters were Issued
during the month of December and 7,067
new applications written. Twenty thou
sand1 new members is the figure set by
the head camp for the month of March.
During the year 19M there were $.73
deaths among the members of the Modern
Woodmen, nggregating claims against the
society of $6,7.')2,OUO. During the same period
SI, 718 benefit cei tiilcates were Issued.
Fraternal Order of Eaules.
Thursday was social night at the local
aerie of Eagles and a very agreeable en
tertainment, supplemented with refresh
ments, marked the event. The participants
In the entertainment part of the program
were Carl Reiter, the Mullory brothers and
Ilennings and Lewis in specialties, Cap
tain W. ' H. Dunn, McCrary, Alexander
Stewart nnd Dr. Little In vocal solos,
W. W. Mace violin solo, W. E. Richardson
elocutionist, McMullen brothers dancers and
Charles Reefer and Dr. Little Instrumental
Bankers Vnlon of the World.
Omaha lodge No. 1 and Fraternal lodge
No. 8 held a Joint meeting In Royal Ar
canum hall on Thursday evening. A short
business sesMon was had, at which a class
of fourteen candidates was obligated by
Supreme Physician Dr. Fensch, after which
a social entertainment was given the mem
bers and their friends. Mrs. J. W. Evans,
elocutionist and dialect artist, gave several
Irish and German character sketches of a
comic character which were much appreci
ated and enjoyed. Little S-year-old Doro
thy Skrlver recited "The Dead Dolly" In
excellently and with much pathos. Coffee
and sandwiches were served by the lodge
caterer, Mr. P. Skrlver. assisted by Mes-
dames Skriver and Hudson, and dancing
was Indulged In until midnight. Mrs. G.
L. Green, pianist, furnished most excellent
Omaha lodge. No. 1, at Its regular ses
sion laBt Tuesday evening. Initiated a large
clasa of candidates. A large number of
applications were received and acted upon,
and every arrangement necessary made for
the instruction of a number of candidates
at tha session to be held next Tuesday
evening, February 7.
The organization of a degree staff com
posed of men is complete and meetings for
drilling will be arranged for at an early
date, which promises to start a lively com
petition and awaken new Interest in No. 1.
Fraternal In Ion of America.
Omaha lodge, No. 311, will entertain at a
social and card party after its regular
meeting Friday evening, February 10. A
fine program has been arranged, and a
big attendance is tlooked for.
At the regular meeting of Mondamln
lodge. No. Ill, held lust Monday evening,
It was decided to move back to its former
hall at Seventeenth and Douglas streets,
beginning Monday evening, February 6.
Several applications were acted upon and
other important business disposed of.
A committee is arranging for a valentine
party for Monday evening, February 13,
for members of tha order.
Temple for drill. All Interested will please
bear the hour and place In mind.
Alpha, grove, No. 2, will give a social
and card party at Myrtle hall, Continental
block, on Saturday evening, February 11.
BANKS ON THE MORTUARY LIST
Statistical Record of Failures of
Varlena Financial Concerna
in Recent Years.
Statistics compiled by Bradstreets show
that business mortality in banking Is much
less than In any other line of mercantile
endeavor. Although the list of banking
failures for 1904 is greater than In any
of the six years preceding, the actual
loss sustained is much less than in 1903.
There were ninety-six suspensions of na
tional, state, savings and private banks
and loan and trust companies, ns against
a combined total of ninety such institutions
In 1903, twenty-nine In 1902 and' flfty-alx in
1901. It Is necessary to go back to 1897
when 106 such concerns failed to find a
total exceeding that of 1904.
Some irregularities in the returns are
shown accordingly as the different classes
of bank failures are considered. For In
stance, the numbers of national nnd sav
ings banks failing show Increases not only
over 1903, but over every year preceding
back to 1897. On the other hand; fewer
state and private bank and truBt com
pany suspensions are noted than In 1903,
though the number of these exceed any
preceding year since 1897. .
The total liabilities or falling banks In
1904 aggregated $22,329,366, a decrease
of 34 per cent from 1903. The 1901
liabilities, however, exceeded those of 1902
by nearly four to one, and It Is necessary
to co back to 1R99 to find larger liabilities
than those of the year Just closed. From
the annexed tables we learn that national
bnnk liabilities were 17 per cent amnller
than In 1903 despite an Increase in number.
The savings bank liabilities were, how
ever, heavily Increased, though the averaga
amount was small. Private bank sus
pensions show 24 per cent loss liabilities,
but the really sti iking decrease In liabilities
from 1903 Is In the Item of loan and trust
companies, which are less than one-sixth
those of the latter year. i
Averages are sometimes misleading, but
In this case a good test Is afforded by tha.
fact that ninety-six concerns suspending
In 1904 showed average liabilities of
$232,722,. whereas In 1903 ninety such con
cerns averaged $379,463 each In liabilities. '
The national bank suspensions In 1904
averaged $486,464, as agaltiBt $868,654 In
1903, or only about one-hnlf, and tha same
reduction In size of liabilities, and, presum
ably, in importance of failure, is shown In
all other classes of bank suspensions,
with the exception of the state banks,
which averaged $189,671 In 1904, as against
$98,090 In 1908.
The report of the controller of tha cur
rency for 1904 shows that there were B,S.H
national banks reporting to him In that
year, while there were 9.519 other banks,
making a grand total of 14,860 banks.
Of these, it will be seen, only nlnety-sl
suspended. In other words, the annual
mortality In 1904 was In the neighborhood
of sixty-four hundredths of 1 per cent.
The annual business mortality In all lines,
including banks, was clghty-hundredths
of 1 ier cent.
The people of the little frontier town hsa
met In solemn conclnve to decide upon, a
suitable name for the place.
'Mr. Chairman," said a man with & rasp
ing voice, rising in the back rart of tha
hall, "I move that wo call this village 01d
"What is your reason for making . such
a motion as that?" demanded the chairman.
"Because, sir," rejoined the other, "thla
Is nothing but a flag station." Chlcs
President Dins Opens Hospital.
MEXICO, Feb. 6 President Dlas for
mally opened the new general hospital to
day In the presence of a great and bril
liant company. Including many physicians.
1 .etasiaaag. 1
11 KAHNAM ST
Ladles of tha O. A. R.
Garfield circle. No. U. meeta every first
and third Friday at Redmen's hall. Fif
teenth and Douglas streets.
Ladles' Aid, Garfield circle, will meet
with Mrs. Julia Rice, S324 Lafayette street,
Friday afternoon, February 10. Take Har
Ladles of lbs Maccabees.
Gate City hive. No. . drill team will meet
Wednesday at t p. hi. at I us ball la Labor
AFTER, many months of waiting
we are aun in receipt of the
CANON GITY LUMP GOAL
For which we have been EXCLUSIVE AGENTS for
years. This is no substitute, but the genuine article. Let
us supply you.
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1414 Farnam St.
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