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ana complete coplea of The uauy.
Kvenlng and Sunday Pea printed during tna
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oerore ma una mat day or December, lyua.
(Seal.) M. B HUNGATE,
WHBI OUT OF TOWN.
Sabserlbers lea via tha rllT Ifia
porarlly ahoald hay The Be
mailed to then. Addreaa will ha
ehaaged aa oftea aa repeated.
si. Senator Dryden Is having trouble in
securing' a renewal of his political life
Henry James has a new novel reaiy
for publication, as soon as it can be
translated Into English. (
Difference 14 their political affili
ations win save the country from a
Tillman and Foraker ticket In 1908.
The incident will not ba .considered
closed until Mr. Dooley takes a whack
at Governor Swettenham of 'Jamaica.
g The Minnesota courts claim to have
f discovered that Jim Hill's stock
3 watering tanks were not affected by
4 the recent blizzard. .
o rrrr -
t The Dry Goods Magazine predicts
i that mankind will soon.be wearing pa
ll per clothes. That will teach people to
go In when it rains.
Cleveland is planning to have the
hair of the boys In the public schools
cut at the public expense. Just another
method of shaving the public.
Railroad men who. are using the
Panama canal as a stepping stone to
better jobs will not complain at the
delay In construction of the great
Senator Hopkins of Illinois threat
ens to talk the river and harbor bill
to death. He la apparently anxious to
be known as the Senator Tom Carter
m wnue tne cables state that many
M mules were killed by the earthquake
ijj at Kingston, there la evidence that
aj one of the breed escaped and lived to
tB bray over It.
U One ot the talesmen In i. . Thaw
w, case Informed the court that he had
of expressed an opinion, but had not
formed one. That man waa cut out
t for a diplomat.
Mark Twain is complaining bitterly
because ha has an attack ot the gout.
It Is evidently the Inherited kind, aa
the average man Is proud of an at
tack of acquired gout
According to Judge Gaynor of New
York the public owns the railroads. In
some rural sections the public still
goes down to tha depot every after
noon to see its train go by.
The deadlock in the Rhode Island
legislature would Indicate that Senator
Aldrlch Is either Indifferent to the se
lection of his colleague or Is leas a
boss than he has been supposed.
The duchess of Marlborough has
given her husband $100,000 a year to
get rid of htm. Nothing but lack ot
the money prevents many other
women from following her example.
I All advices from Washington seem to
agree that Senator-elect Brown made
a favorable impression upon his future
colleagues. Mr. Brown Is surely die-
appointing those . or the back-firing
The test suit to determine the con
stitutionality of the amendments cre-
m atlng the state railway commission
voted on at the last election would ex
cite no apprehension except for the
j fact that the lawyer member of the
M new commission Insists ou appearing
; la court as oe of the legal represen
ts ; jailvca on his go4ej of the case.
D,y r generally suspected, but the mass of
DaiiV r and Sunday, ona year evidence now turned over to congress
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THK SOFT COAL COXfTlRACY
The report of the" Interstate Com
merce commisaion b invf'wauon ui
the railroads and the bituminous coal
Industry opens up a new vlata of pros
ecutions under the commerce and anti
trust laws. That both those laws had
been extensively disregarded was long
uitntnitlK and wholesale vlo-
ceed all' expectations.
The monotony of the resul
The monotony of the results or
these Investigations, revealing now
outrageously unfair have been the
practices of the carrier corpora
tions, ought not to be? permitted
to tire the public of their vast signifi
cance, because the struggle to destroy
these abuses has yet to be fought to a
finish. Bituminous coal Is a commod
ity fundamental In our Industrial sys
tem. The commission's report mar
shals an ominous , array " of proofs
that the carrier corporations, Instead
of performing their, legitimate func
tion of transporting: this article of
prime necessity and universal con
sumption, have for ten years been In
a conspiracy to prevent competition
and restrain trade In it. In addition lo
running the whole gamut of subsid
iary or related abuses.
All the big trunk lines are impli
cated in this showing, covering prac
tically every ton of soft coal mined
east of Chicago and far south of the
Ohio river. The commission has, with
apparent thoroughness, executed the
Joint resolution of congress Ordering
It to develop the main facts In the con
duct and relations of th carrier cor
porations and the coal, Industry. All
the detailed evidence Is now avail
able for the Department of Justice,
which will surely find In them basis
for a series of far-reaching prosecu
tions and remedial proceedings. . .
BOOrS CANADtAK SVCCEfS.
By all accounts Secretary Root has
repeated In his "purely social" visit to
Canada the remarkable success that
marked his tour ot the South Amer
ican capitals. The fiction of social pur
pose was not necessary; since Canada
comDrlses Independent states, and the
real object could be frankly avowed
The disguise, indeed, was little more
than formal before tho secretary
started for Ottawa, and It was prac
tically dropped soon after his arrival.
The vital point is to establish on
both sides of the 3,000-mile line sep
aratlng the two peoples conviction of
the necessity of thorough adjustment of
relations on a friendly basis. Both
countries are young, vigorous, am
bltlous, self-conscious and conscious of
enormous future development. MU'
tual concession 1b obviously IndispenS'
able if their paramount 'common in
terests are to be promoted as they
should bei All this has been thrown
Into the foreground by the secretary's
tactful policy' and by the responsive
spirit in which he has been received.
It Is apparent, too, that the secre
tary's intercourse has gone far deeper
and dealt with particularly timely mat
ters, of which there are many of the
utmost importance pending between
the two countries. The view generally
accepted in both it warranted that the
first great step has been taken toward
conclusive disposal of long standing
and Irritating questions, and partlcu
larly of trade relations, on a more lib
eral and satisfactory' basis. At least
a better mutual knowledge has been
directly acquired of the maximum con
cessions possible on the . main ques
tions, and that Is a great advantage.
For though the process must yet be
formally through the London govern
ment as the sovereign, still the Ca
nadlans, If they are assured of sub
stantially direct dealing In their own
interest, will certainly be disposed to
go farther and to accept the result
What Is equally Important, the Brit
ish government must have been in
formed in advance of the real char
acter and purpose of these inter
changes. There appears thus a dlspo
sltlon on all hands to dispose of the
long accumulation of unsettled bus!
ness and difficulties between the two
great next-door English speaking na
tlons In the new world, and to do it
with an eye to their growing perma
I nent common Interests.
yO BONDS FOB CVBRClt T KX PESHF.S
One ot the charter amendments
pending at Lincoln proposes to give
the mayor - and council of Oinuha
power by unanimous vote to Issue
bonds and use the proceeds for the
payment of current expenses ot the
This strikes us a a most vicious
proposition If enacted Into Jaw it
would vest with . officials who spend
thP-smoney authority to keep on con
stantly Increasing the city's debt with
out any responsibility to the taxpay
ers. It would enable theru to unload
upon a future generation the cost of
running the machinery ot city govern
ment, which should be met out of the
current revenues of . the municipal
treasury. -) ' ;. '
There Is some reason tor issuing
bonds to pay for erecting buildings,
laying pavement and other perma
nent Improvements because the, bene
fits of those Improvements will be
I spread over a long number pf f years,
but to Issue bonds for running
but to issue Donas lor running ex
penses would make, those who are to
come after ui pay for something from
which they can derive no benefit.
The practical working of such a
change in the charter tan be . easily
forecasted. The requirement ot a
unanimous rote ot the council to Issue
such bonds would bemo bar, partic
ularly In years just preceding muni
cipal election. In. order to curry pub
lic favor and make record for a low
tax rate the mayor and council could
be counted on regularly to reduce the
tat levy even below what legitimate
demands would warrant and to fill out'
the funds by selling; bonds so as to
make a big showing of work accom
plished. The bonded debt of the city
would be Increased year after year
and never reduced, while the assets to
offset the Increasing liabilities would
secure no Increment beyond that ac
cruing from the natural growth of the
It is always a safe plan for every
governmental organization to pay aa
It goes and to cut its garment accord
ing to its cloth. No authority should
be lodged anywhere to issue bonds to
defray current city expenses.
aoVKRSQB MAOOOX S DA SO K R.
Notwithstanding the remarkable
record he has made as governor of
Cuba under the second American 'oc
cupation, giving apparently perfect
satisfaction to the authorities at Wash-
ngton, latest advices from Havana in
dicate that our distinguished fellow
Nebraskan,' Charles E. Magoon, is In
danger of. forfeiting the respect and
confidence of the native Cubans. It
must be difficult, of course, for a man
of his temperament and training to
remember constantly that he is living
n Havana and not in Lincoln, but his
reputation appears to be menaced by
his failure to keep that fact continu
ally in mind.
The governor's first slip came when
fire broke out In the governor's palace
the other night. The fire department
responded promptly, an unusual thing
in Cuba, only to be rendered helpless
by the sight that met them. Clad In
pinky pajamas, Governor Magoon was
wielding an axe asainst the partition
behind which crossed electric wires
had otarted the blaze. He had an elec
tlon day sweat up and was cursing his
servants without resort to the Spanish
language, giving orders and then ex
ecuting them himself while the aston
ished natives gaped. The members of
the fire department, uniformed like a
lot of Georgia colonels at a governor's
ball, simply. refused, or at least failed,
to be of service. They could not bring
themselves to associate, even at a fire,
with an official who so far forgot the
rules of Cuban etiquette as to appear
at a fire In pink pajamas. Abas Don
Carlos Magoon unless he should apol
ogize or offer an acceptable explana
tlon. The outraged firemen returned to
quarters and the governor returned to
Instead of explaining. Governor Ma'
goon the following night added a
straw that nearly fractured the Cuban
camel's spine by ordering a raid of
a cock fight, In which the police gath
ered in such patriots as General Jose
Miguel Gomez, pfesldential candidate
of the liberal party; General Mon-
teagudo, General Pino Guerra, and ex
Congressman Mendlpta. All Havana
was aroused. The'-patrtote gathered In
front of the cljar stores and loudly
voiced their protests. It had come to
a pretty pass, they insisted, if the reg
ular army of Cuba could not invite i
friend into an alley and bet. a few
piasters on. the merits of their game
cocks. It were well, perhaps, for -them
that the hollowness of the Gringo's
promises had been so early ascer
tained. Instead of guaranteeing peace
to the island and offices to the patriots
it was evidently the purpose of The
Second Army of Occupation to rob the
ragged and rugged patriots of their
heaven-authorized entertainment and
undermine the very foundation of Cu
ban Independence. Clearly here was
ground for another revolution.
Governor Magoon's friends will anx
iously await developments, with the
hope that he may, by the exercise of
wise diplomacy, re-establish himself in
the good graces ot the Cubans whose
dignity he has so grossly outraged.
HARD TI.VKS FOB LOBBYISTS'
The professional lobbyists are not
prospering in a single one of the two
score states whose legislatures are now
sitting. They are everywhere not only
tinder a cloud, but under a ban.
In many Instances the legislatures
promptly undertook measures of a
more or less drastic character for ban
ishing or limiting mischievous lobby
influence. Such measures cover a'wide
range of method, but are Identical In
purpose as a response to a command
ing public opinion that professional
lobbying Is disreputable and perilous
to free government.
The similarity of the tactics of the
professional gangs that have so long
infested the state capitols at this sea
son is suggestive, since all make pre
tense of injured innocence, of the
"right of petition," etc., which, how
ever, deceives nobody. The difference
between honest effort to enlighten leg
islators or to represent legitimate In
terests claiming attention and that sys
tematic and expert conspiracy organ
ized to befool and corrupt the law
makers Into betrayal of the public Is
mountain broad, and high, and has
aroused the people throughout the
country to action for their own pro
tection. It does not appear that any state, no
matter how it may have been hereto
fore victimized by professional lobby
machinations. Is disposed to deny fair
hearing to any proper Interest, or even
to those corporations that have been
the grossest offenders. Dut an Invln
clbledetermlnatIon la manifest to
make all interests come out into the
open so they may be known for what
they are and their purposes judged on
their merits. Necessarily there can be
no place In this proceas for the mer
cenary experts whose business It Is to
play upon the weaknesses, the suscept
ibilities and the baser element In leg
A material general change for the
better is also apparent, although of
courae uo oue imagines that profej-
DAILY BEE: MONDAY, . JANUARY 28, 1907.
sional Jobby work has been wholly
abolished. Dut in all the legislature
the field for the lobbyist's 'activity has
been Immensely narrowed. His very
presence arouses suspicion and It Is no
longer safe to have dealings or to be
seen with him. And his potency will
steadily wane when the fact becomes
fixed that his employment to promote
any proposal Is sure to excite antago
nism to it rather than to win it friends.
A Lincoln architect has Suddenly
discovered that the east wing ot the
state house is In such a decrepit con
dition that it is liable to. suffer a par
alytic stroke at any moment of the day
or night. The only wtiy to cure the
patient Is to have a prescription filled
at once for $20,000 worth of repairs.
The strange thing about the diagnosis
is that it leaves out of account the im
perative necessity of building a new
capltol building at an outlay of a mil
lion or two million dollars. But per
haps that is to be the second chapter.
Iowa law-makers are waking up to
the fact that the railroads In their
state, like the railroads in Nebraska,
have been almost wholly escaping
their Just shares of municipal taxes
through the loophole of pretended dis
tribution of terminal values. The
railroads have been working their tax-
shirking game In every state where
they have been able to pull the wool
over the eyes or the people. 7 ne
fight for terminal taxation started and
waged in Nebraska is sure to have Its
effects far beyond state lines.
The National Educational associa
tion will hold its meeting next summer
in Ix8 Angeles. This means that many
delegations of distinguished educators
will pass through Omaha on their way
to or from the convention. Omaha
should not let the opportunity pass to
secure stop-over privileges on the con
vention tickets and to take care of
those who may accept the Invitation
to break their journey here.
A bill to make five years' practice at
the bar a pre-requlsite qualification
for a judge on .the district bench has
gone the way' of the bill to require
county judges to be lawyers. Why
should we Insist on having legal talent
for Judgeships of inferior tribunals
when we have a supreme court of real
lawyers to correct any mistakes they
may make through Ignorance of the
From the personnel of some of the
"antl-anttexatlonlats" it is fair to as
sume that the chief objection to wip
ing out the imaginary line separating
Omaha from South Omaha lies in the
danger that it might also wipe out the
line of demarcation lUh agreement
of certain coal, lumber and building
supply houses not. at- Invade . each
other's territory. rvjy-HWv; ...
Another prize fight has been pulled
off In Omaha under the gnlse of a ten
round boxing contest.., The last one
resulted in a knockotit before the ten
rounds were completed,' while the pres
ent exhibition was declared a draw.
These are simply little reminders lest
we forget that Omaha has a cowboy
mayor. ' I ' -
The Kansas City stock yards people
thought they turned a neat trick when
they located their yards right on the
line between the two states of Missouri
and Kansas. It turns out that they
simply laid the foundation for an ex
cuse for two legislatures to swoop
down on them at one and the same
Certain sensitive Kentucklans have
taken down their mail boxes rather
than receive mall at the hands of a
colored letter carrier. The' seriousness
of the matter is mitigated by the fact
that the mall of persons of that kind
can not be very Important, anyway.
"If the president Is satisfied with
the Foraker resolution on the Browns
ville affair, I will not interfere," says
Senator Bacon of Georgia. Imagination
halts at picturing what might have
happened if Senator Bacon had de
cided to interfere. . i
The Ice man does not know whether
to smllo or frown at the weather man
these days.- The recollection of a
short Ice supply at high prices almost
overshadows the Joy oj a full crop at
moderate prices. i
Steps to lllahrr Jobs.
. Eventually It may turn out that the
larger Panama canal Joba are quite aa good
atepplng stones to Important and remuner
ative positions aa ara the cabinet portfolios.
Kuel of the future,
Congressmen from the northwest could
help thslr constituents to lay by a supply
of fuel for neat winter by sending them
their full quota of Congressional Records
and public documents.
A Jersey Traaredy.
New York Sun. i
, The , Hon. John Fairfield Dryden la
chained to his rock. Will nobody releaas
him? Murt he be devoured by the Colbylte
monsters? It la the nnidert sight alnra
Andromedn; and that lady had a
man friend" to rearua her.
Too Nnnrroni to Mrsllss
When Secretary Root waa askej by
Canadian Interviewer whether qJt-s'lons of
Internationa! lnt.-r.-st had beon dUe isad i without saying, rare..,, -noum uav. con
iturin. v.i. r,.nfn,.. i.k .h .j . i, I trol of their children. It is essential to the
Canadian government, "lie repllud: Vt
talk.d of a ereat minr thinui." Thla -
seitlon will be received v.it'i fu'l fjlth arid
. Smooth MUer.
Sprlntfl. Id HerubJican.
Mr. Rwl'i Ottawa fi-'lcjiles were m irked
by the skill which be dla;i!uys in all of his
diplomatic utterances. Id this faculty of
exact and appropriate utterance he s ems
to have been surpas-M-d by none of bis mor.
recent predecc-st-ors. John Hay could not
say things more decorous':' :'iid W a
ir.oter aroear&r.ca of ainccra and uni t
TIPS O THE I.EOHUUHB.
South Omaha IVmocrat: The members
of thla leguintur aeem to ba railroad
Carleton leader: The Ipglalnture aeema
to be ateadlly grinding away, with a Arm
determination to carry out at leaat moat
of the reforms demanded by tha people laat
Friend Telegraph: Tha legislature aeema
to be aettina- down to biielncea and we
believe, that every pledge made their con
Mltuenta will be redeemed before that body
Rnahville Recorder: Tha World-Herald
iwma anxious that all reform U'glalatlon
promised by the legislature ahall be a
failure. If we "have the altuatlon aiaid up
right, the republican rlat'orm will not
only be carried out, but the World-Herald
will be wonderfully aurprlaed and d.aap
polnted. Plarca Call: If the present legislature
falls to redeem the republican pledgee of
laat fall thla session then tha Call will
advocate turning tha whole blnmed bunl
nese over to the democrat two years from
now and give them a try at It It will go
further and advocate the election of demo
cratic members to the legislature.
Grand Island Independent: The Ne
braska legislature will probably reiterate
fhe demand of this state for the adoption
by congress of an amendment to the con
stitution calling for the election of United
Statea aenatora by a popular vote. It prob
aBly Isn't necessary, but tha demand can
not be made too often nor too strongly.
Albion News: If the farmers don't get
what they want from the present legist
' ow" f"uU- 7
! fA.kea. a-mAfa In ih hrtUBA Anil fteVeTl
i. ...v.- Dre-
In the senate. The lawyers uauany pre
dominate In numbers In tha legislative
halls, but they only number nineteen In
both branchea of the present legislature.
Nellgh Leader: Nebraaka'a legislature
promises well In the fultlllment of all
promises made In the republican atata
platform. A large amount of preliminary
work haa been done, many bllla Introduced
and referred to committees for report that
will bring results before very long. Lobby
ists are no longer given a cordial welcome
at the atate capltol, but every Intereat will
be given a respectful hearing by the com
Nebraska City Tribune: The atate legla
luture haa repudiated the "mill levy" Idea
sprung by the Lancaster people, who are
always on the alert to get their hands In
the state treasury . up to the elbow, and
had figured thla aa an "eaay" way to do It
The people are entitled to know Just what
Is appropriated In money for the various
eml-prlvate schemes that interest special
localities and the defeat of the "mill levy';
Idea will , enable them to do this.
Kearney Hub: The measures adopted by
the Nebraska legislature to shut out and
keen out the professional lobby have boen
pretty effective thus far and will doubtlesa
continue to do tha business during tho
remainder of the session. Legislative halls
must of necessity be lonely without the
lobbyist; and the quietude of the senate
chamber, , of representative hall and the
rotundas must at times be painful after
the busi and bustle of the Llndell hotel,
St. Paul Republican: Both housea ot the
legislature are waatlng valuable time on
the lobby problem. No power on earth
can prevent a free American citizen from
performing the functions of a lobbyist, and
It Is lsposslble to distinguish officially be
tween the corrupt agent and the free ana
untrammelled adviser." All the lcglalatora
can do la to bar the gentry from the floor
of the house and senate and turn a deaf
ear to their " pleadings elsewhere. Any
further action would be buncombe- pure
and "simple. .-.'. . .i
Alnsworth Star-Journal: Our people are
not very well pleased with " the Outlines
nf the nmnosed new judicial district. It
takea 1ft Brown. Keya Paha, Rock. Holt,
Boyd. Wheeler, Garfield, Loup and Blaine.
That make a very compact district so far
as the geographical phase of the queatlon
la concerned, but think how a Judge would
ever get over hta territory. Just take
look at the way the railroad run ai"! 'u
will aee how very Impractical the plan Is.
It la as bad aa tha days of George Wash
ington, when railroads were an unknown
quantity. It would be tha rankest Injustice
to Inflict such a district on these people.
rnlumbua Journal: Much of the newa
from the legislature Indicates that the law
makers are endeavoring to write good
measures for the people. Borne prospective
atatutea are to compel the telephone com
panics to connect with other companiea at
the aame point; child labor law; terminal
taxation of railroad property for municipal
a maximum freight rate; to
compel freight trains to carry passen
gers; to prevent the enjoining of railroad
taxes until the taxes have been paid; to
lnveat the railway commission with power
to regulate railroad and telephone rntea
to prevent discrimination between localities
by making lower prlcea in ravor or one.
Columbua Telegram (dem.): In the late
campaign the republican leaders promised
the. people that If a republican legislature
ahould be elected a law would be passed
to drive the paid lobbyists away from tho
state capltol. Well, the fake reformer!
had a chance to redeem that promise last
Wednesday. Senator Patrick's anti-lobby
bllL which waa right In line with repub
lican promises, came up for consideration
And what do you suppose the republican
aenate did with that bill? Passed It, of
course. Not much! Seventeen republican
senators voted against the bill and killed
It deader than Governor Mlckey'a political
nnunaru. Score victory number one for
Beatrice Sun: In, the enactment of
child labor law the legislature should exer.
else a little care or it will promote an
abuse greater than the evil legislate
against. There la nothing more degrading
to the human race thun Idleness. The
child had better be encouraged to habits
of Industry in tender years than to be
raised In Idleness. We see the effects of
Idleness on every street corner. Every
evening we aee young hoodlums amcklng
cigarettes on the corners when they should
be at home. A law making work aa well
as education compulaory would not be a
bad thing. In thla aection of the country
there Is much more danger from the habit
of Idlenesa than from overwork. Drastic
measures' are necessary to protect children
from the sweat shops of the east, but
I there are very few who are hurt by over
I work here In Nebraska, especially In tha
I smaller towns and rural districts.
I Fremont Tribune: Borne kind of a law
! prohibiting the working of children of
sua in the detriment of their health.
! theli education and their morals la de
manded In Nebraska and should ba passed
hud enforced In every state cf the union.
But that a law prohibiting these evil and
not giving rise to others of a serious
nature must be oiw Kklllfuliy drafted goe
welfare of the young that they be taught
lesson of Industry. It Is best physi
cally for them that they have rufflclint
exercise to develop their cons'lttitlor.a In
proper manner. Hut It Is a crime and
shame- upon civilization that the little on"
at a dell 'ale ag sh.iuld be sent down Into
mines, confined In factories with unsanitary
surroundings and denied opportunities f ir
education. And fanners are as pro-.e as
ether people to work, their clilldreu at too
' severe labor at a tender age. Tie bill
before the legislature is to correct these
things. When it la ao drafted as to do
so without working other injuries It sl.oull
b speedily passed. . .
The Auditor of Pablic Acoaats ofvH3braskr
KxamVncSy counts and verifies tho securities and lodger luspets, in
pludin registered" bonds, 'mortgages, loans to policy -holders,
notes, cash and deposits in bank and deposits with the State of
Nebraska, and certifies all correct. Also examines the annual
statement, including income, disbursements, lodger assets and re-
.a. a Mi 1 A .1
sources, and certiiies an correct,
Three-Quarters of a Million Dollars Assets.
The Official- Certificate : :
BANKERS RESERVE LIFE COMPANY '
Ledger. Cah and Bnnk Ualance,' Iec.
- - IM'OMK HI IU.W IMH """I. v
Premiums Collected ,
Interest Iteoclved on Invested Securities
Premium Paid In Advance and Policy
Total .". . . . . .'.
DISIU KSKMKNTS DI
To Tollcy Holders: .,
:For Claims by Death., v.
Surrender Values, Premium Notes
Total Paid Policy Holders
State License. Fees and Taxes
lie-Insurance Premiums Paid Other Companies. . 0,481. HO
Medical Examinations and Inspections.
Salaries, Officers and Employes
Rent, Advertising, Printing and Postage. 10,800.11
Exchange, Express, Freight, 'Phone and tel... 2.110.00
Legal, Office and' Investment EK'iisc. ....... 2,331. 74'
Agency and Renewal Collection Expense 11,380.20
Commissions and Compensation Mgrs. and Agts. 147,000.80
All other Disbursements
': LEDGER ASSETS DECEMBER 81, lOOOV ?
Invested as Follows: ". '.
Registered County, Municipal and School Itonds. $323,285.20
First Mortgage Loans on Improved Real Estate. 274,100.00 i .
Loans to Policy Holders on Policies In Force. . . 72,220.47 ; '
Renewal Premium Notes .-. . 35,171.03
Cash In Office . 03.52
(sh in Ranks to Credit, of Company. . , 5iJ.714.OH .. '
Agents' Debit RaUnces .' . 203 . 43 758,703 . 79
Total v . $1,080,050.20
.,. RESOURCES DECEMRER 81, 1000. ; ,
Registered County, Municipal and School Ifcmds. $323,285. 20 -
First Mortgage Loans on Improved Renl Estate. 274,100.00
Loans to Policy Holders on Policies In Force. ; . 72,226.47 : . '
Renewal Premium Notes 35.171.03 - ' ;
Cash In Of .'ice t .-. .-. 63.52
Cash in Ranks to Credit of Company 53,714.08
Accrued Interest on Securities 0,004.10 ,'
Premiums in Process of Collection and Deferred. 7,221.35
A (rents' Debit Kolanees ; . . 20:1. 43
Furniture and Fixtures..;...,..... , 8,818.38 . i
' ' . '
Gross Assets ". . . r $ 778,807. 5
' ASSETS NOT ADMITTED.
I'remlums Paid in Advance. .$ ' I;520.23 . .
Furniture and Fixtures 3,818.38 5,347.61
Total Admitted Assets $ 773,45fj.aj
LIABILITIES DECEMBER 31, 1000. . ..
Net Mean Reserve on all Policies In force com- f
puted oh the Actuaries' Table of Mortality.. ' ' ,'
with 4 per-rent Interest $614,800.00 . . .,
Death Losses Reported or Unpaid., ..NONE
SURPLUS,' Assigned and t'nasslgned. ........ . 158,653.05 "'- ' : :
:. ' " '"' . '. " v i j- ' ' - -t r
-total : . h r r.': ? -,.".lvr?j-.H? tr;V. -e.iuU iifiTJM5 -i W
B. M. Searle, Jr., Auditor Public Accounts. J. L.' Pierce, Insurance Deputy
STATE OF NEBRASKA INSURANCE DEPARTMENT.
Auditor's Office, Lincoln.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That the foregoing statement of the Bankers
Reserve Life Company of Omaha. Nebraska, including income, disbursements,
ledger assets and resources, as shown by the books of the Company December
31st, 1906. have been carefully examined and found correct by the State Ex
aminers of Nebraska.
... WI.TNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused my
official seal to be affixed at the City of Lincoln, this 12th day of January.
A. D. 1907. E. M. SEARLE, Jr.,-
Auditor of Public Accouhta. " '
(SEAL) JOHN L. -PIERCE,- '
WESTERN POLICIES FOR WESTERN PEOPLE
GUARANTEED BY WESTERN SECURITIES
HAS BECOME A FIXED PRINCIPLE.
BASCOM H. ROBISON, President.
Governor Jeff Davis of Arkansas rivals
ex-Governor Mickey as a lover of freedom.
He acored a record of 1,77 penitentiary
convicts turned loose In two years.
Governor 8wettenhB,m la described aa 61
yeara old, with the physical energy and
vigor of a man of 80," and it might -have
been added: "With the cubbishness of a
boy of 10." '
Mr. Carnegie Is reported to be willing to
put up lJooo,ooo for a ten-year lease of life.
Strange to' say, no guarantee company
Jumped at the risk. Father Time Isn't say.
ing a word.'
The correspondent of a .aouthern paper
which encourages originality of expression
wrote:, "The .oily Aldrlch, the nifty Knox
and the suave Ppooner will lick I he fighting
Foriiker to a nnish."
In Massachusetts It haa been held un
lawful to shoe a fire department horse on
Sunday. Perhaps th1 learned Judge has
no prorwrty that a Sunday conflagration
would be calculated ta damige.
Senator Tillman la not the only man who
haa unt failed aa a humorist. A newly
married husband of UloomftVld, N. J., ven
tured to perpetrate soma Jokes about his
bride's cooking, and she had him arrested.
Few men have had the expnrlenra of
John McOrogan, who died this week n
Paterson at the age of 84. He waa hange.t
by confederate euerlllna over forty year.!
ago, but waa cut down In time to live to a
ripe old age.
"Senator Foraker did r.ot gnawer a single
point I made," declared Senator I.odge to
a friend after tha recent Ixxlge-Foraker
claah. "That's easy," said Foraker, hear
ing of Lodge's remark: "Lcdg didn't
make any polnta.".
t'hasttftua the- Coast It at loa.
The lawmakers of tu4ay may be aa greaf
aa those who framed tha constitution, and
there may be Just aa much patriotism to
enlighten and inform this ability. liut It
Is a question whether tha publl:- reposes
enough oonf.deuce la the palrlcUxm and
legal ability of Ita lawmakers to chargi
them with the duty of "Improving'' on the
work of Hamilton. Madison and their vol
leug'iK. Aa fur "changing conditions,"
there is no- change in (lie fundamentals of
Juat'ta. truth and right. Jor ehsuld there
he any change. In the fundamental struc
ture of tha government. If the reformera
who htvuker for a change In the constitu
tion would turn their energies t j the Im
provement of ab'.isas, which cin bo cured
by strict and honert adherence to the con
stitution, they would dlavver that there U
a good de.l ot vltoiily left in that old In
sirvrattev i- -
ana nuacues ins signature uu
31, 1005, .. '
'. f -$
frees. . . .
RINO YKAK lOOfl.
....... 0,850. 17
TRIFLES LIGHT AS AIR,
"Mrs. Nuritch expected wheivshe brought
her daughter out she d be quite a aoclety '
bud. but the aoclety leaders took no notlca
of her at all." ,-
vAh; nlrr'el ner hope" In tha bud, ehf
'The Massnchusetts Board of Health
wanta the barbers to wash their handa
more frequently. Good idea, len't ttT"
"Oursa so. Hut I never notice my bar
ber s hands. It's enough for me to know
that he eata onions.1' Cleveland "plain ,
"See here. That horse you sold m
runs away, kicks, bites, strikes snd tries
to tear down the stable, at night. Von
told me that If I got him once f wouldn't
part with him for $1,0U0."
"Well, you won t." Philadelphia In
quirer. "Your speech elicited ' great applause. '
said the friend.
"Yes," answered Senator Sorghum. "It'g
remarkable to see how eaay It la to elicit
three cheers from a man who wouldn't
give S3 to the campaign fun.!." Washington
Mrs. Griggs So you managed to get to
the bargain counter for me. Did you sea
anything real cheap there?
Grig Yes; I caught a glimpse of my
self in a mirror. lioston Transcript.
The Study club waa reading about Con
stnntlne, and had come to the clrcumstanca
of his having a thousand- oopka.
"Will Mrs. I'ltra-Mural." said tha leader
of the day. "kindly tell us what she Infers
"Why.'' said Mrs. t'ltra-Mural. 'lt would
ncer.i that the emperor (oust bay Uved in
very remote suburb, or elae ha didn't
possiss the despotic power we have some
times HuppoHed." Iuck. ' .
I'atliers got the frh-alr erase, and
mother's got It, too.
And I don't know If I ran' stand thla
bloomln' winter through:
We haven't any furnace fire, 'cause father
aays as where
A fire Ir- unhealthy, so we warm with hlg
He geta up early ev'ry morn' an' thaws
out both the cats. .
And then goes up In our arare room an'
dues some acrobats;
The winders are left ut all night, an' In
tho moriiin', gosh!
I have t"r crack the Wm up in tha pitcher
wlii'n 1 waah. ' ',,
An' mother, too, she's Just as' bud, she
walka from t till 4.
And then cooua hack en' nulls at aome-
thlif hantfln' on the door,
And tlie.i she tikes a hiy. iong breath
It a one o' her boar irlcka -And
dixon't breathe till she kaa counted
up ler nir ely-elx.
We live r.n malted shr;'1n's and shredded
door mats, too.
An' I can't ii e. my appetite It's lust aa
. gwtol ut r.ew, -,
An' so I'm om' to grandma's house,
whr I can s!eep and stuff,
Till' mother-getx tier lungs Vllcd U9 agf
- y gels a IX trruulL - - 4
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