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THE BEB rlBUSHINOCOMPANT.
STATEMENT Of CtRCCLATION.
Dl.t. r.f fc.hra. ba nhllfrlaa County. :
Charlea . C Roeewater, general manaser
Of The Be Fubllahthg Vompany. being duly
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CHARLES B. ROSKWATBR,
- Heneral Manaaer
Subscribed In my preaence and eworn to
before ma this lat day 01 Marcn, n'f.
(Seal) M. B. HUNOATB,
WHEN OCT 6 TOWH.
abserlhar leavl; city fit.
rarity ahoald hav The Be
sailed t thesa. Addreaa will be
ohaassd a ftxi as retitftttdi
Mr. Harrlman say bo will be sixty
next year, but Mr. Fish-thinks, he. Is
acting Hi that now.
It Dr. Wiley's assertion i that .whUky
coagulates protoplasm ' Is'" tr'be, proto
plasm ought to sign the pledge.
It looks as If capitalized credulity
were almost as valuable as watered
stock in the game ot high finance.
The state ot Nebraska Is forty years
young. Xook out-fob doings when" it
reaches the half-century mile-stone.
An Ildnols man lost his mind be
cause his salary was Increased, but
most of j8 are immune on that propo
When 'doctors disagree the patients
will have to taMtleiy. nane)Wta
whether their malady U smallpox or
cbickenpox. .;.-- JV. .
When ;a patron calls, up on a tele
phono In; Paris the girl at central say.
"I listen." In this country wo take it
Tliat Panama canal Job would not
last long ' if it were as easy to remove
the dirt as it is to removo the mem
bers of the commission.
The president might rput Senators
Piatt and Depew'at the head ot the
Panama canal. enterprise". YTbe'
demonstrated tnat notniag can inauce
them to resign.
Senator Tillman has asked tho presl
dent for all tho facts about tho Panama
canal. Poultney Blgelow is, tho man
to tarnish Senator Tillman tho kind ot
data ho evidently wants.
It was Jay Gould, however, who was
tho originator of tho p'tn of threaten
ing to make Omaha ayway station every
time things did not g&v-tV uit: the
Union Pacific , management ' ...
-Tho South Omaha city oounoll
should sit In a group for tho photog
rapher ajl onco In order to accommo
date the demand at Lincoln for
speaking likeness ot its members.
Oeorgt Ade is said to have ambition
to represent ndlana inyth United
States senate. . George would b'a val-
nablo mail in- helping get out a comic
supplement for tho Congressional Rec
"I wa4 touched when I landed in
Now York,", declared Ambassador
Bryce which merely shows that tho
amabsssdor has had the experience us
ual with' foreigners landing in New
York- I r
"When! may a man m another T"
asks the Philadelphia Ledger. Not
until bo has secured a certificate fronv
an expert alienist ihrjt 'tre is sufferlnr
from a brain storm and will bo insane
until thejdeed is dono.r v . y
Tho railroads announce that they
have outt buying steel. The steel
1 mills announce that they, hare not an
other pound of railroad steer for sale
and will ot have for a year owing to
their ewaW of orders. ' '
People in tho state auditor's office
.seem tsb puxtipd 'why- Douglas
! county pr)onrs saatenced to, th state
penitentiary sboulj bahtid l& tho
county Jill invariably almost to tho
limit ot the thirty days allowed by law.
: They evidently do not know all JtJ4
ins and outs of working the Jall-feed-
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THE FntSWKBT AND Ht9 CAB1XKT.
President Roosevelt today enters
pon the lost half of his full term in
office, with IBS principles he has
championed In Uho ascendancy, with
the cordial and' hearty (urtor otfhi4
ablnet and a Majority ln'racbi brgnch
ot tho coming, onress prfctially
pledged and wholly Willing tofe-oN
to with him to advance those policies
ho has outlined for the two remaining
years ot his administration as chief
executive. Tho cabinet, which win
hold its first meeting wjtb. the presi
dent tomorrow, .' has befcn ' materially
changed within the last few weeks, so
much so that it is practically a new
cabinet, although most of the members
avo seen cabinet service - with the
president and all. with the exception
of Mr. Straus, have served in some ca
pacity under Mr. Roosevelt's adminis
tration'. No other president has ever
ad oo .many changes In the p'ersonn!
6f hut cabfbet, although 4a Mr. Hoose
velt's case tho changes have been
rought abqut by conditions other than
personal dllerences such as usually
cause resignations or removals ot cab
At the time of president McKlnley's
death, tho cabinet was ma4a up-as tor
lows: John' Hay,; secretary' of state:
Lyman J. Gage, secretary of the treas
ury; EUhu Root, secretary of war;
Philander C. Knox, attorney general;
Charles Emory Smith, postmaster gen-,
feral; John'Di Long.ecretafy of the
navy; Ethan Allen Hitchcock, secretary
of the Interior, and James Wilson, sec
retary Of Agriculture. Mr. Wilson is
the only member of the cabinet of to
day who held the same, position under
President .McKinfcey.f; At,' the jend M
the year In which Mr. McKlnley-dled,
Mr. Smith, tho postmaster generals
succeeded by Henry C. Payne of Wis
consin, who had been chairman of the
republican national commutes in the
f909 '-campaign." A; month later Mr.
dage, . secretary of the treasury, re
tired ibimak Way fof ;L)(Bl M.i'Shaw
of Iowa, who has Just resigned to en
gage in the-banking business-. jo. New
York City. ,i;n Ma,;19pifc-Mr. Long
resigned as secretary of the navy and
was succeeded by William H. Moody,
then serving. In. congress., from. Mass-J
achusetts. . " "
.No other ensnare- followed until La
February, 1908, when the 'new depart
ment of Commerce and Labor was .cre
ated and George B. Cortelyouvprtwile
secretarx to presidents Cloyeland; and
McKinly and Roosevelt, was named
to be the first head of the new depart
ment. .Qn July X, 1904,. Attorney Gen
eral Knox became United States sena
tor IrbnJ: Pennsylvania and Mr. Moody
was promoted to be attorney general,
resigning the portfolio of the navy to
Pan! Morton. At the same time Mr.
Root resigned as secretary-of war and
was succeeded' b WlfUam ' H.,'v Tft,
men governos- o ynm-f njHippiBw."--iHr.-
Oortelyou retired Jrom the department
ot Commerce and Labor to become
chalfrnan' .bfilhe, rpilbllcaiiii cam'pafgn
committee, his place going' to Vlctor H.
Me teal f, a congressman from Califor
nia. Mr. Payne died on October 10,
1904, and Robert J." Wynno" was' ap
pointed postmaster general, serving
until March 4, 1905, , when Vo'became
consul , general to London and was sud-
ceeded; aa postmaster general by Mr.
Cortelyou. Mr. Morton retired from
the Navy department on Jnly 1, 1905;
and was succeeded by Charlea J. Bona-
parte ot Maryland. Mr. Hay's death,
in July, 1906, resulted in the president
calling EUhu Root, the former secre
tary of war, to enter hla cabinet again
as secretary of state. Last December
Mr. Moody was named associate Jus
tice of tho supremo court of tho United
States and Mr. Bonaparte, secretary
of the navy; 'was made attorney gen
eral, Mr,' Meifalf being .transferred to
tho department, of , the Navy" and being1
succeeded as secretary of - the depart
ment ot Commerce and Laboflby jOacar
8. Straua of New YorK 'Mr: ' ShaVo
resignation as secretary ot tho treasury
has given Mr. Cortelyou that position,
the third seat he has hetdjn jtbe.pres-i
ident'a cabinet, and Mr. Hitchcock's ro-
tlretnept tror tho IntorlQ;depaTtoept
has been followed by the appointment
of James R. Oarlleld. a son of the
former president and Ma,,Cortelyou'a
right hand -Irian in the original organ
liatlon of Iho department 61 'Commerce
and Labor.- - George von L. Meyer, who
has served aa afdbassad'Or" t6vRussla
becomes postmaster generalf sicce4
ing Mr. Corteiiou. -V V; - -' '
Notwithstanding all these changes,
In the five and a half years that Pres
ident Roosevelt, has ,bee.n. .chief .execu
tive hla administration., has ben no
tably free from eablat Idlssenstopa
The members' of hla ' official family
have accorded bim most cordlaf iup
port in th advancement of policies
that have been, from tho old republl
Can viewpoint,' decidedly !radlol) at
(lines ; and tho new caMoe J may i be
relied upon to givo him continued loyal
and encouraging co-operation.
That coroner Investigating tho wreck
oa tho Harlem division ofth . New
York Central in which' tweaty-throo
persons lost their lives and more than
a hundred ware Injured must have had
a real shock of surprise, if he has had
previous experlenco in wreck In res tig a
tions, .when .President, Newmia 'ot the
New York Central voluntarily assumed
a part of tho responsibility Jox the .ac
cident and fxprcseed &nxiaty to ascer
ialn an ho Jacts la order that hi ml gut
fix thohlama jipa tho proper ilepaurtr
ment Ho explained that he and other
officials of tho road had gone ov-er tho
cne pf tho" accldaat tnf a jVaWldfRirJ
cat with tho one wrecked and had
rosiudM. the, fatal carf.al,4"ja"i
j o 7.7 miles per hour as called for la
THE OMAIIA DAILY. BEE: MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1907.
tho schedule. He was convinced the
accldent'was" Vol Jue(6 "tbo"s'pee3 but
must rst with the electrical commit
tee, the construction department.or tho
department for maintenance of way. ;
'President Newman ' to'b con
mt-nded fof1 his active literUt 4n this
matter. It Is' decidedly unusoal, to
saV the least, for high officials ot a
railroad company to lend aid and en
couragement to the authorities In an
effort to ascertain the causes of and
fix the responsibility for railroad acci
dents. The custom has been (to ob
struct rather than lighten the -Work tot
the officers of the law in this direction.
The incident Is significant In showing
that railroad managers have for once
awakened to the fact that they pwe a
duty td the public and their patrons In
providing every means possible for the
pftfety of travelers and aiding in every
possible way to punish those employes
or officials to whose carelessness or In
efficiency accidents may be traced: 1
tSLAKQlsn THK SVPBtMt COURT.
The Nebraska legislature has sev
eral measures pending before it to on
large the state supreme court. Tho
urgent need tor tho reorganization ot
tho court at the, earliest possible mo
ment need . hardly i be recited.' Tor
years the highest tribunal has been
delegated in large part to a make
shift supreme court commission,
whose work at best cannot possibly be
satisfactory. The- commission -. has
varied in numbers from three to nine
members in addition to , the three
Judgos of the court proper, entailing
an outlay which would easily main
tain, with little It any additions, a full
bench' adequate to ail the business
that might come before it.'
One branch of the legislature has
already rejected, a scheme fathered by
a bar committee for a court ot seven
udges, serving twelve-year terms at
5,000 a year?-With, a complicated pro
vision for minority representation. The
disposition seems to be to enlarge the
court to five or seven Judges, with
terms '61 five or seven years, so that
one ina be elected each year, with a
reasonable increase of pay.
The Bee believes the seven-Judge
and seven-year-term plan Is preferable
and that the leglslature should'be lib
eral with referenco. to the salary. :The
supremo court Enlargement,' of coWrao,
can com only through, a constitutional
artieriHment, ',but! by electing tho addi
tional Judges at the same time that the
amendment Is submitted, similar to
the.; method pursued last year in tho
matter of'the new railway commission,
the court could be reconstructed by
January. 1, 1909.. Inasmuch. -as time
is an essential element,' because every
day's , contlnuanc'4 ot present condi
tions is costly both o litigants -and to
the taxpayers generally, the impor
tance of prompt action must be kept
constantly in mind.
If the! legislature will also submit a
proposed amendment providlng,for the
reguiattbn- pjMawef appeals f fom the
district court to the supreme court and
foUow.lt up by legislation cutting out
the trivial' cases which now lumber up
the" supreme eOurt dooket, "the Judicial
machinery of our state can be gotten
irito'good working order at an early
SKCRKTAHY, LOEB'S &ALABT.
By an amendment to the urgent de
ficiency bill, the United States senate
has Increased the salary of the private
secretary to the . president of the
United -States from. $6,000 to $6,500
per annum. - Those at all familiar
with the work of Mr, Loeb as tha pres
ident's secretary will insist that ho
may accept the Increase and still feel
that' he Is underpaid. Tbe p'rivato'sec
rotary- to the president of the United
States' is the hardest worked man In
tho government service, bearing a bur
den of responsibility that would put
the average' man out of commission
long before the age prescribed by Dr
By tho very nature ot things, Sec
retary Loeb must; bear, a most confi
dential relation to tho chief executive,
.sharing hla secret,; attending. to man!
fold commissions that can not be subr
let and standing at all time as
bumper between the president and the
public. He must know every national
committeeman, every member of con
gress, persons of political prominence
and influential citizens in every state
and hamlet In the country. He is
charged with the duty of scheduling
the president's tlmo, "down to minute
interviews, IA tlrtfes pf stress.ot Phbllc
business, and Is a sort of personal
chaperoao to his chief in all social or
bsslness excursions from the White
House. It is Secretary Loeb who must
attend to all the details of trips across
the continent, tho arrangements with
reception committees, the disposition
of the bodyguard, the selection of tho
menu, the ' accommodations for the
press representatives and tho thousand
and one little details, no one of which
may bo safely overlooked or slighted.
As President Roosevelt is an early
riser and a strenuous worker. Secre
tary Loeb must bo at his desk about
tho tlmo the night shift goes-off duty
in a factory and must remain there
with one eye on tho president's door
and the other on document id man
uscripts that must pass under his per
sonal scrutiny, while, hands and ears
are; busy with' telephones and callers.
After eight or ten hours of this strenu
oslty, the president stops long enough
to 'fet shaved or oat luncheon, but
Secretary Loeb goes rlghl on parrying
f the plaints of a petulant" public until
everyone has gone. . Then Secretary
Loeb goes homo and spends sometimes
as much as flv or all hours divided be-'
tween sleey and aa effort to get ac-
anaiiel wha hla wife and family
j when a cog allpa la tho executive ma-
rhlnery it is laid to Mr. Loeb and his
only consolation through it all Is that
be is too Infernally busy to find time
to worry. If th. ordinary congress
man Is to receive 17, B00 a resr for
the service ho renders the public,' Sec
retary Loeb's compensation, on a sim
ilar basis, ought to Je about that much
a day. ' However, an Increase of
$1,600 a year will help klm som If
bo ever finds tlme;to discover that his
pay check Is bigger than It used to be.
It "will bo remembered that the rail
roads also threatened to contest tho
Ohio I -cent rate law in tho courts, but
later, reconsidered and were them
selves peculiarly disappointed to find
that their - receipts from passenger
business in Ohio under the 9 -cent fate
were greater than they had been be
1- It is officially announced that Gov
ernor Magoon will continue to sit on
the lid in Cuba. It takes a heavy man
to hold down the lid there and It In
doubtful If the administration contains
another man of equal weight with Ma
goon unless It be Secretary Taft him
self. - .
South Dakota ia putting brakea on
ita Imported divorce business. It Ne
braska does not do something In the
same direction wo will soon have to
entertain the divorce colony that
would otherwise have hibernated in
our neighboring state to tho north. .
If the railroads are As glad as they
pretend to be to have all the free pass
business stopped they ought to bo
really glad . to have anti-pass laws go
on tho statute books to remove all pos
sibility of temptation- to resume free
pass distribution in the future. . i
Tho intimation that the Nebraska
congressman who bent his son's auto
mobile home from Washington on nn
express frank indignantly spurned an
offer of a campaign contribution from
parties Interested in the ship subsidy
sounds a trifle queer.' : -
Governor Hughes of New York has
occasioned some surprise by refusing
to appoint a man to office who had
been endorsed by President Roosevelt.
The chances are the "president would
have don the same thing under sim
ilar circumstances. ,.
According to Colonel Bryan, tho
country's prosperity Is easily explained
Yes the country is prosperous because
It has refused 'to','; follow Colonel
Bryan's advice on political matters,
and as a consequence Colonel Bryan la
prosperous, too. .
If the railroads are, really deter
mined to fight all tho1 S-Cent faro laws,
the fact t,hat( thee'oajika ,2-cent faro
blip has tieen pasBed-'wlth aa emer
gency clause will la All probability
make,' this state .the arepa for tho first
Tho emperor of Germany wants to
raise $50,000,000 and la going to
issue government -bonds for tho
amount, aa he is not -skilled-In tho
art of watering1 his railroad securities
to meet emergencies . ,
Secretary Wilson says something
must be done to keep the boys on tho
farm. There will . be no ' difficulty In
doing , that it tho secretary will first
devise some plan of keeping the girls
on the farm.
Secretary Shaw will, not move hla
family to New York until ho sees what
the chances are1 for getting a four years'
rent-free lease on,. the Washington
house now occupied by Mr. Roosevelt.
In beginning his war on the weed
nuisance on the first., day of March,
Health Commissioner Connell Is surely
proceeding on the theory of tho early
Tarn Patteraom'a Sir a a aoaa-.
Senator Patteraon of Colorado choa
very appropriate subject -for a awan aona-
when ha launched eut Into an addreaa In
favor of th government ownership of rail
Effect ot Limited Obarv,tloa.
Henry Jame Inatnuatea that American
women ar poor talkers. The trouble with
Henry la that he saw the women only when
he was on tbe platform and they had paid
for th prlvllefe of lUtenlng.
Taey Hare to B
Chicago Inter Ocean.
It has Juat been revealed In a British
House of Common debat that married
men were braver than alngle men In th
Boer war. Thla confirm all prevtou tes
timony. , And tt la not' at all eurprialng
or strange. Harried men have to be brave.
A Few Mlllloa Overlooked.
Mr. Harrtman waa unable, when he ap
peared before tbe Interstate Commerce
oommlaalon, to account for all th odd mil
lion that had figured In hi tranaaotlona.
After on baa onaldered th matter'
little one may easily und-nrtand how 16,000,
0no or 17,000,000, more or leu, might easily
be overlooked by Mr. Harrlmaa. On can
not expect a genlua ef Ur. Harrlmaa'
stamp to remember little detail.
StepBtaa- Stoa to Hla-h Salary.
Secretary Shaw announoe th death of
hla bop of gaining th preeldental nomi
nation by accepting the prealdency of
truat company In New Tor City. That
deprives him of whatever advantage might
accrue . from appearing at the neat repub
lican convention a Iowa's "favorite aon
and load him down with th disadvantage
of having to appear a Wall street' fa
vorlt aoiv if he contemplate trying to
appear at all. - He go the way of hi
predecessor, Mr, Oag. who alao left th
treasury for a New York truat company
poeltloo. and th way In which th oun
ttaller of th currency have been gener
ally going fo bo ma time pact. These two
government post ar rapidly becoming
known a of us chiefly to western banker
and poUtlcians In gaining blgh-a&Iaried
position in New Tork City.
TIPS TOR TUB IOISLATt RK.
Schuyler Free Lnce: It doea look aa If
the legislature would do something along
the line of people legislation. Thla I the
beat legislature we hove had for many a
year, generally speaking, although a few
sores ar on the body.
Carleton Leador: The contemplative move
to arrange the Stnte Board of Equalisation
so k to leave Messrs. Eaton nnd Bearle rn
the outside will meet with general approval
we believe throughout the atate. The gen
eral Irnpreeslon prevails, we think, that
both of thean gentlemen should have been
left off of the ticket along with Mr. Oa
tuaha last fall.
Sliver Creek Sand: The passage cf the flat
rate x-et-M paaaenger rate bill by th Ve-
braaka legislature Isn't such a great ac
complishment. There are a number of peo
ple, of course, whom It will benefit, but
not In a great degree. Let th legislature
give u something that will reduce freight
rates, which affect everybody, and we will
rise up and call It blessed at least with
aforealght and common sense.
Beatrice Sun: The World-Herald and
other 1 democratic papera are rather rub
bing It In on the republicans because they
have stolen the 1-cent plank from th
democratic platform. So far as th peo
ple are concerned, It makes no difference
where, the Idea originated, so long It
a good thing and In the Interest of th
areatevt number. There are a great many
things that should har no political sig
nificance, and this Is on of them.
Sterling Sun; The Nebfaska legislature
will probably do th right thing If they
turn down the proposed child labor law,
There ar no factories and sweat shops
In this Stat where children are employed
to their detriment. It will be time enough
to embellish the statutes with such a law
when occasion shall suggest a necessity
for It. The proposed law would b a
detriment to many Institutions, as well
as many children In the stnte who r
now given light summer employment to
Geneva Signal: It Is evident that the peo
ple of the state are stilt a good deal stirred
up over railroad questions. Whenever th
members of the legislature go out home for
a few days to visit their families they meet
tip with a lot of constituents who eay things
to 'em. When they get back to Lincoln they
begirt to hurry right away. There waa a
marked change In the leslslature lnt week
on railroad question. Some of the mem
bers had gotten cold feet, but a lot of 'em
got warmed tip over Sunday and they
rushed the railroad bills along to beat .the
band. They may overdo the thing by mak
ing some of the bills too drastic and Im
possible of enforcement, but they.ar pretty;
sure to do the very beet they know how t
give the people the relief they think they
ought to have.
Blair Courier: Two cents a mile for ps-
senrer fare In Nebraska. That Is the ver
dict of both branches of the legislature
without a dissenting vote, and It will be
the verdict of Governor Bheldnn we are
sure. Nt that there were not those In both
house nnd senate who were ooposed to the
wove, but when It came to a final vote they
dured not stsnd asralnst the measure, for
the people demanded It. We would have
been satisfied had the republican leglela
ture only redeemed th pled pea of the re
publican party, but they have arm farther
and redeemed the only additional pledwe
mad by the democratic platform. Ther
something still to be don In fulfilling
soma of the ntedreft, but there I ample evl-
flence It will be done, and don right. We
ere getting our harp ready, not for the
heavenly chorus w hone, pot Just now, but
to ring the praises rt the IfcH-W session of
the 'Nebraska legislature.
York Times: ..In his campaign Governor
Sheldon opposed the t-cent far. He Said
It waa too drastic, If we remember, and
thought thf law. If passed, would be set
aside by the United States supreme court.
His arguments seemed sound to us. Ther
are lines In the state where so .low a raw
wiik result in stopping the passenger
traffic-altogether. No doubt th supreme
court will decide such a rate unlawful
It destroys th value of th railroad prop.
erty entirely. There may be lino In th
atate where a ' t-cent fare would pay,
That th legislature ought to find out
If It I going to forestall th commission.
Th bast plan would be to clothe the com
mission with power to fix rate and let
them ,tak time to Investigate th whole
matter and make different rate on dif
ferent lines, according to the volume of
trafflo, and other facta that enter Into the
bualness. Some member of this legisla
ture ar altogether too anxious to make
a good record. They can do themaelve
th greateat credit by doing Just enough,
no mora and no less. Th Idea tn having
a commission Is to hav thing don
decently and In order, to hav rates mad
that will be fair and will stand the test
ef th courts. No member of th legisla
ture la sufficiently posted to make rates
offhand. That I th business of th com
mission, If th legislature will make It o.
Secretary Bhaw evidently regards a little
presidency In the hand as more valuable
than a big on In the bush.
Among the element that led to th fall
of Port Arthur th quarreling among Rus
sian general seems to ignore th conduct
of th Japan.
Cheater 8. Lord, managing editor of the
New Tork Bun, i th tldeat managing
editor, In point of service. In New Tork.
He began on th Bun more than thirty
King Edward Is busy revising th prayer
book of th Church of England. Ther
waa a time when people would hav
doubted It If they had been told that Ed
ward would ever take up such serious work.
Congressman Parson of New Tork waa
Invited to Join th party that ascended
from Washington In th big racing bal
loon America, but befor he could reply
hi quick-witted wlf InUrJeoted th re
mark that he had been "up In th air"
quit nough of lat and that he would
better remain on terra firm whan he bad
a chanc. ,
Heir apparent to $200400,009 Senora
Creel, wlf of th New Mexican ambassa
dor, I th richest woman of th diplo
matic set In Washington, where many ar
rich. Enrique C. Creel, th ambassador,
la far from poor, but hi $24,000,400 dwindle
to paltry insignificance when ranged be
aide hi wife' hug fortune. Shi I th
daughter of Luis Terra aa of Chihuahua,
owner of gold mine and broad acre.
rallatra at StMl Tie.
Th recent accident on th Pennsylvania
railroad at Mineral Point. Pa., ha put th
teel tl out of buatneaa, aa expert find
that defect inherent In Its character
caused the accident. Th 1,000 steel tl
which hav been Installed ar to be re
placed by wooden tie, and the hop that
depletion of timber resource through rail
road consumption might b arrested la dis
appointed. Unless ther I a genaral In
troduction of aclantlflc forestry, thla ooun.
try will b In a sad plight befor many
Th Way. ( th World.
According to Colonel Bryan, a man with
brains enough to run a newspaper rarely
ha money enough for th experiment
That la vary curious, too, wbn you ff
mynber that everybody ! on earth seems
to know more about running th paper
tbaa th fllow wbo U making a bluff at It.
. . . M
The Auditor of Public
Examines counts and verifies tbe
chiding registered bonds, mortgages, loans to policy, holders,
notes, cash and deposits in bank and deposits with tho State of
Nebraska, nnd 'certifies all correct. Also examines the annual
statement, including income, disbursements, ledger assets and re
sources, and certifies all correct, and attaches his signature and
offical seal. '.
Three-Quarters of a Million Dollars Assets
The Official Certificate
BANKERS RESERYE LIFE COMPANY
Icdger, Cash and ftank Balances, Dec.
INCOME DVItlNO YEAR lftOO.
Interest Received on Invested Beraritie
Premiums Paid in Advance and Policy
To Policy Holders:
Por Claims by Death .t .f
Surrender Values, Premium Note
Total Paid Policy Holders
State Licenses, Fees and Taxes. . . v
Re-Insurance Premiums Paid Other Companies, .
Medical Examinations and Inspections. ,
8alariea, Officers and Employes . .. ,
Bent, Advertising, Printing and Postage
Exchange, Express, Freight, 'Phone and
Iegal, Office and Investment Expenses
Agency and Renewal Collection Expenses..,,
Commission and Compensation Mgrs.
All other Disbursements
LEDGER ASSETS DECEMBER 81, 1006
i ..n .
. juinwu Mr Uliunni
Registered County, Munclpal and School Bonds . $323,283.20
First Mortgage Loans on Improved Real Estate . 274,100.00
Loans to Policy Holders on Policies In Force... 72.226.47
Renewal Premium Notes ,
Cash in Office
Cash in Banks to Credit of Company
Agents' Debit Balances
RESOURCES DECEMBER 81. 10O6
Registered County, Municipal and School Bonds . $823,285.20
first Mortgage Loans on Imuroved Real Estate. 274.lon.nn
Joans to Policy Holders on Policies In
nenewai fremlum Notes
Cash In Office
Cash In Banks to Credit of Company
Aocruea interest on Securities
Premiums in Process of Collection and
igems veDir iiaiances
Furniture and Fixtures
. ASSETS NOT ADMITTED
Premiums Paid In Advance $ 1,829.2.1
Furniture and Fixtures 8,818.88
Total Admitted Assets ; . .
LIABILITIES DECEMBER 81, 1006.
Net Mean Reserve on all Policies In force com
puted on the Actuaries' Table of Mortality '
.Jlth 4 cent lnt,r1wrt . . .$614,806.00
Death Losses Reported or Unpaid , , , , NONE
SURPLUS, Assigned and Unaligned .......... 158,658.03
Total . . .
B. M. 8earle, Jrl, Auditor Public Accounts.
v STATE OF NEBRASKA
Auditor's Office, Lincoln.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That the foregoing statement of the Banker
Reserve Life Company of Omaha, Nebraska, including income, disbursements.
VS ?er"u "eaurces, as shown by the books of the Company December
aminers of Nebraska1 carefullyeam,ned ftd found correct by the State Ex-
r,ff JtN.ywNEV83 THEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused my
a "n' l11 t0 bf aff,xed at the C,ty of Lincoln, this 12th day of JMua7y.
A D' 1907 E. M. BEARLE, JR.,
,Pp.,(. Auditor or Public Accounts.
CBEALJ 'JOHN L. PIERCE,
WESTERN POLICIES FOR WESTERN. PEOPLE
GUARANTEED BY WESTERN SECURITIES
HAS BECOME A FIXED PRINCIPLE.
BASCOM H. ROBISON, President
ODDITIES Or COMMERCE!.
Trad Features Raahllaaj Swapplns;
It Is on of th queer things of our inter
national trade that w send It, 400,000 worth
of automobile to Europe and that Europe
end back H, 000, 000 worth of th ame com
modity to thla country. That I a trad In
kind that Is almost Ilk swapplnar jaok
knlve. And th statistic show that we ex
port automobile largely to th awn coun
tries from which w Import them. Great
Britain laat year took 1. 000.000 worth of our
horla carriage, though th British
pride themaelve upon their own make. W
also export champagne In Immene quanti
ties, and we import them In great value.
Th aruaptctous suggestion has mor than
onos been made that w may sometime
Import exactly th same wine which we
hav exported. Th foreign label I believed
by om theorist to hav a value In thla
country sufficient to pay round-trip freight
and two customs tariff. It will surprise
some to know that we export bananas and
coffee. This, however, I because Porto
Rico I now inoluded within th custom
districts of this country.
Our cotton export and Imports hav fea
ture wall worthy of refleotlv study. Th
United State supplies three-fourth of .all
the raw cotton consumed In th world, but
notwithstanding that this oountry exported
raw cotton laat year valued at $400,000,000.
It Imported Erypttan raw cotton to the
value of fll.WO.OOO. Tn Egyptian cotton
ha a long and silky fiber and Is used for
mixing with our shorter fiber. The United
Btate exported last year many million of
dollars' worth of manufactured cottona
alao, but notwithstanding this fact Im
ported manufactured cotton to the valu of
(61,000,000. Another freakish-looking fact of
our round trad I that while we Imported
copper last year to the valu of t37.CO0.O0O
w exported copper to th valu of $00,000.
000. Th apparent anomaly Is explained by
th necessity which both Canadian and
Mexican copper mine owners ae In many
casus under of sending their ore arros our
boundary line for smelting. Copper so sent
must com across as an Importation.
Benedick My wlf only weighed 1
pound when I got her; now ah welgha
Batcheller Well, well! I suppose every
man dislike to see hi wlf outgrow her
hanedlrk Ye, but then there' som sat
isfaction m knowing that you've given her
enough to al. fhiiaaeipnja rra.
Mr. Wink A man always gets on easier
by taking hla wife's advice.
Mr. Wink Yea; wben thing tura out
badly ther Isn't so much said. brouklyn
"What ar they moving th church fort"
"Well, stranger, I'm mayor of thee
d I trains, an' I'm far law enforcement.
W v got aa ordlnan that aa) Jo a
Acconnts of Nebraska
securities nnd ledger nssot?, ii
Pees. . . . 1,880.23
DURING YEAR 1006
48,300.00 , ...
. . . .
and Agta. 147,000.80
Force. . . 72,226.47
J. L. Pierce, Insuranoe Deputy.
loon ahaJl b nj,rv.i th,. mia -
, . -- ww injra a,
?urch- I em ih days to nor
th ohurch. Judge. .
Twirl VVlaun. Thai- . in
mc, aro leuinr uw atonr
ach other fur Avery coure You don "
flrat court. a. Karrv ..,. vJV
ChlJago tTrtSu".,rth,ng. ,W-1 oa 0yM"
"A eshltVsa AfltoAP mtlat tw aO A W
day," remarked th traveler.
Ye answerd th old Bait; "a man
baa to be pretty quick to beat th pasan
rVJ-th" .bou ,n cmM ot aooldent"
BllllmimWha - .
z . . vwiiHier in, oew
year of a man' llfet
Cynloua-Th year that coma after hi
best year hav been wasted. Philadelphia
She WhV An vnii .,kW -. ...itin
aon't know, unless It Is becau
It often stirs up hot time. Baltlmor
He I don't see why you mak suoh hard
work f shopping.
Bh Of course you don't. All you hav
to do Is to O. K. th bill. Ietrolt tYe
Press. - -
"Good Intentions." aaid Unci Bben.
"need good juriarmant to back 'em. A hen
don't git no credit wuhtsomever foh settia
on a chlny egg." Washington Star.
ROXOBAV R E DO I BUB. '' '
DIs ain't no kli, 1 ni dairy over you;
You've got me goln', slag, dat oa ds
I know a queen Ilk you kin pick an
Still, what's d umT Cut out ds frosty
It 'twas soma udder fairy I'd not car.
But sine I've got turned down I git d
Alnt'rher got soma sweet smllee dat you
Dls ain't no kid, I'm daffy over you.
I git so nutty I'd bit de boos '
Tr drown m grief I uaur a oak m
But dat e a play I'v got a hunch would
You've got me goln', Mar; dat' ea Cm
De shirt waists uster find me hard to
When I'm wit' you I tremble in m shoes.
But you would mak 'era stand 'round
I know a queen like you kin pick an'
All dl I'm tellln' you ain't no freeh noos.
I haven't aald It, fer I'd never dare.
I don't say what yu hand m ain't M
Still, what' de usef Cut out ds frosty
D wolld wlt'out youae. Mag, seems Cold
an' bare - .
Tou're all de eunshlne In It; datB as
Me nam I Bill. Case Ilk T.ilne t rare;
Have pity on a guy who humbly agoal
Dl ain't no kid, .
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