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Subscribers leavl city
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Br mailed to tbem. ' Addreaa
Mr. Sulzer Is mill flzstlnk.
It u a million-dollar enow, all
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Klraraorllng Saya .He' Lied."
. (Evidently eomcbody did.'
Christmas bids fair to be white
". uough for the roost exacting.
The LoVlnaer Investigation, like
f he poor, we have always with us.
" Strange no one ever thought of
frying to bust trusts with dynamite.
Possibly General Reyes has gone
Inhere Castro Is, wherever that may
It la strange what pragmatic effect
(hose altruistic 'Gary dinners bad on
Schenectady's chief fame Is that
fay Templeton once mentioned It in
: No matter how It was done, the
Jreaty Russia refused to respect was
- The abrogating of an International
treaty Is a poor thing to play poli
tics over, senator. , 1
, The Elgin butter board -.may be
Abolished, but you'll not notice it on
the price of butter.
Sometimes it seems like the in
,' jSIfferent parent and not the derelict
Jttoy should be sent to the detention
Russia has noc as much as given
bne characteristic grunt to show
f hat it knows the treaty is abro
gated. ' '
. i :W. K. D. Stokes of New' York' fs
photographed . with a broad smile
upon his face. Which must be an
1 While investigating the paving, it
wouldn't be altogether out of place
for the city council to go beneath
The New York Herald says Mr
Carnegie does not believe in borrow
ing. And he is in a poeltlon to act
Ujlrm his belief, too.
i The battle between the brick men
Mil be a welcome spectacle to prop
prty owners if it results in lower
prices for street improvements.
If you have not done it yet, there
plenty of time, and you will find a
Jot of .splendid suggestions scat
tered throughout the pages of The
' Chris Gruenther is going to take
S chance on the democratie nomina
tion lor governor. ills presence
IU make the campaign all the more
I . ' i
, Now, It is said that only 35 per
rent of Boston's school children are
fhysically normal. What has bis
byslcal condition got to do with a
Dr. Mayo, the famous surgeou.
teho has been operated upon for ap
endlcltls, himself, probably realizes
pnore acutely than ever what It is to
fllve by the knife."
: Tbe .Illinois woman who Is
grandmother at 29 aad the mother
t eight children evidently has no
tnlsglvlngs a to the superiority of
fhe strenuous life.
' The budget submitted by the city
Comptroller for 111 deserves care
ful scrutiny. It has one commend
able feature in that it Is 111, 000
lower than th expenditures tor the
Nebraska for Taft.
The organization of the State
Lensrue of Taft Chins at Lincoln 1s
significant of the trnd of republi
can sontiment In this stale. A great
deal has been "aid recently concern
ing the defection of Nebraska repub
licans from their loyalty to the prin
ciples of the party as represented by
the prenldent. This clamor has
mainly romo from individuals who
are peculiarly Intereoted In disturb
ing the chances for republican suc
cess, and when traced to Its origin
In found to have little better foun
dation than the expression of disap
pointment on the part of some one
who Is personally concerned In dis
rupting the party that has done so
much for pronress In Nebraska, as
well as In tho nation.
Nrbrnska republicans have always
been 'loyal to tho principles of the
party, nnd have given cordial sup
port at all times to the splendid ex
ponents of thoso principles who have
been called by their fellow citizens
to make tho race for the presidency
on platforms that have clearly
enunciated tho fundamentals of true
republicanism. In this way Ne
braska was tho first of all the states
to swing Into line for President Tatt
hcn his candidacy was being dls
cuKsed four years ago. That plain
declaration on the part of Nebraska
had great Influence In the crystal
lizing of sentiment which cleared the
way for the action cf the Chicago
convention several months later. Ne
braska will not be the first state to
pronounce ,fti favor of renomlnatlon
of President Taft,' but the action of
the- republicans In forming Taft
clubs and organizing into a state
league, whose influence will be to
make more certain the action at the
primaries. In April, is sure' to. have
Its effect ou the nation, outside. It Is
an answer to the claims of the so-
called "Insurgents" and a notice to
the world that Nebraska is still' for
Liability of Cities for Riots.
The supreme court has upheld the
Illinois statute which holds orderly
society three-fourths responsible for
mob violence. That leaves the out-
aw, who commits the crime, only
one-fourth responsible, civilly. In
other words, it is a serious commen
tsry upon society's charge over the
lawless. Seventeen years sgo, dur
ing the so-called Debs railroad
strike, riots in Chicago caused heavy
destruction of property. Some
property owners brought suit against
the city for damages under a state
law which held municipalities liable
for three-fourths of such damages.
The case has been in the courts ever
since and only now comes down
from the highest tribunal with the
dictum that the Illinois . statute is
valid and the city of Chicago must
pay the claim. On the basis of this
ruling other suits are to be brought,
and already the city stands to lose
about $500,000, and no telling bow
much more. ,
Now comes the question, if the
city can be held for crlmea commit
ted in 1894, can those who commit
ted them? Will 'it be possible.
though, in the detailed bearing
of, these other civil damage
suits to come up, to avoid
fixing the criminal responsibility in
these cases? The Illinqls, law sim
ply serves to emphasize the direct
obligation for law and order that
rests upon the community. The ef
fect should be sobering on us all and
give those who sometimes condone
mob violence la other forms a
clearer vision of what law is and of
how Important organised society is.
Our Jury Syitem.
An accounting of expenses by the
state in the McNarijiara trial at Los
Angeies snowed someining line
$9,000 spent on Jurors, legitimately,
of course. But inasmuch as the
cas proceeded no further than the
acceptance of eight Jurors, $9,000
certainly seems like a big Item of
expense. In the packers' trial, now
on at Chicago, both sides, it is said,
have kept tab on all the seventy-five
men in the venire to determine their
acceptability as Jurors. This costs
a good deal of money, ven granting
that it is all legitimately expended
This leads up to a trite question
today. Is our jury system breaking
down in complete failure? It is be
ing asked on many sides, and an
swered often In the affirmative.
Some think It would be better to
abolish the Jury entirely, especially
In technical cases, and leave the is
sue to be determined by a Judge, or
There are two sides to that ques
tion. In the first place, juries of
twelv men unlearned in tbe law and
supposedly uninformed, or, at least,
undetermined on the case at band,
are, under the Jury system, asked to
settle Issues, and do settle issues in
a few minutes or hours at most,
which the average Judge or body of
Judges would take days, if not weeks,
to determine. So that, fsulty as is
our jury system, , it seems to work
out, when Jet alone, fairly well.
Secondly, some of our people are not
disposed to trust even Judgee very
far these days, devlalng the recall
for compelling them to do what they
thlrrk they cannot trust them to do.
So that when It-comes to a matter
of simple fidelity perhaps the juror
will do as well as the judge.
But, of course, the Jury system Is
not perfect and must be expected to
fall now and then. It would bo
nearer perfection, though, and fall
less often, if let alone by venal vam
pires with bribes In their hands.
Let the courts sit down hard enough
on these scoundrels and we shall
have lens complaint to make of our
Jury system. It Is not the system
that Is to be condemned as much as
It Is those influences seeking to con
trol it for corrupt purposes. ,
A public speaker In Omaha re
cently referred to the fact that the
American negro came out of slavery
forty-six years ago with 3 per cent
of literacy, while today he has 57
per cent of literacy. That will do
for a text upon the advancement of
the negro on most any occasion. It
tends to support the statement that
the American negro's development
In this lens than half century stands
out as unprecedented In the history
of races. To think that 57 per cent
of a race, which less than fifty years
ago was in bondage, Is classed among
the educated part of our population
is almost past believing, and yet that
Is what cold statistics show. Of
course, they shbw far more than
that; they show that a considerable
number of these former slaves are
property owners and business and
professional men, planters, farmers,
mechanics, and are taking rank In
nearly every sphere of activity.
It is strange, In the light of what
progress this race has made in forty
six years, that serious-minded men
will ever bother themselves with tho
old illusion that to work out the
race's destiny it must be transported
to Liberia or some other distant
land. No place offers such oppor
tunity for the negro as the land that
this 10,000,000 now . occupy. He
gets along here in proportion to the
way in which he rises to -the chance
before him, and the white man has
an opportunity in the black man's
advancement which is a mutual ad
vantage. It will not do for ' the
white man to say, either, that the
colored man has not exerted himself
to take the white man's hand that
was lifted down to him in 1865.
Three per cent of the negroes then
could read and write, 67 per cent
now. Is it worth while? Is no longer
The city council, having de
termined to investigate tbe
creosote block paving dears in
Omaha, should push tbe inquiry
clear to tbe bottom in order that the
ugly rumors and reports which have
been made may be quieted. If there
is negligence, or actual guilt in con
nection with this transaction.' it
should be made known, and tbe re
sponsiDie persons snouid be prop
erly dealt with. If the transaction
is above reproach, it should be ' so
published to the world, in order that
the disquieting stories may be of
ficially silenced. And while the mat
ter of paving is under consideration,
it might be well to go Into the whole
situation, and not confine the in
quiry to a single transaction.
If the Auditorium is to be main
tained by the ' people, and for the
people, It is only right that all the
people should contribute to its pur
chase, and that the burden should
not fall on a few. As the matter
stands, the Auditorium is owned by
an association of individuals, any
one of Whom is rightly entitled to
recompense for his share of tbe ex
pense of erecting and equipping the
building. No one should be denied
the right to donate to the city bis
share ot Auditorium stock, but at
the same time no one should feel
under compulsion to do so. . The
equities In the case should be recog
nised, as well as ita ethical aspect.
The old theory is that it is better
to let nine guilty men escape than
to punish one innocent. But soma
logicians pronounce this false to the
core; that while punishing one inno
cent man may be regarded as a
crime, it only makes one crime
against the nine, on tbe other hand.
Reporta say that what really
forced the Wabash into receivership
was lis lack ot funds to meet that
interest charge of $403,000 on Jan
uary 1. If it could only have con
nected with that $500,000 young
Gould speut for his wife's Christmas
The boys ot the Omaha public
schools are to be taught to swim.
This almost completes the list ot fads
and we may soon hope to hear that
the youngsters are also being taught
A sad phase if the socialistic rah that
Is now spreading over the American body
politic la the lgniruiice ot most of the
prestnt-dav "socialists" of everything
that pertains to socialism. tit. Louis
A big truth "tersely stated.
Now for the Christmas recess to
let all the favorite sons rush borne
and slip their presidential candida
cies Into the stockings of their re
spective states for Christmas.
While Chairman Underwood will
warn a democratic house before
election against extravagance, he
will scarcely admit during the cam
paign it was extravagant.
IhbDav in Omaha
COMPILED FROM BV.T, flLFS
Thirty Veers Ago
The etorm .whlrh ha been raging; since
Runday with dlaattreeablo effect to pedo-
trlaii. la pronounced remarkable by th
weather bureau. In that Omaha ha had
ftlmoat continuous enow and rain, al
though elnewhere In tha district clear
weather Uun prevailed.
Preparations are perfected for a rous
ing; reception to Hon. T. V. O'Connor,
who is to lecture at Boyd's. The com
mittee nrf reception has been increased
by the addition of President F. II. Gray
of the Land leaxue and Patrick Ford for
the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
The lint of petit Jurors for the United
Htates district court, which will be held
at Lincoln, Includes these familiar names:
J. T. Clark, O. W, Ames, XV. O. Sanders
and . W. Holdrejfe of Omaha; P. W.
Rurkhouser, Falls City; Tobias Castor,
Wllbar; J. J. Imhoff, Victor Vifquln,
Otis If. Ballon, tho lumber merchant,
has fulled for $10,000 or $15,000, owing to
the absconding of Wlnskle, the contractor.
who was largely Indebted to lilm.
The strike at Ktifkln's cigar factory
lasted but a few hours, and everybody
has g-one to work again.
Hoyt Sherman, Jr., son of General Sher
man, has been appointed traveling agent
of the Union Pacific, with headquarters
Mr. E. B. Fry and Miss Allle Churchill
of this city won the championship belt
and badge at Council Bluffs for the
champion waltsera of Iowa. They waltzed
two hours and forty-three minutes.
Two deer on exhibition In the show
windows of 1. B. Williams ft Sons are
drawing much attention. The deer are
decorated with fine laces, ribbons,, etc..
Judge Ravage goes to Ponca to hold
court during holiday week.
Hon. J. M. Wool worth and daughter,
Mls. Jeannle, left for the east.
W. It. IJams, Esq., la the way now to
address that young gentleman, who has
Just been admitted to tha bar in the dis
Mrs. O'Brien Is advertising for the re
turn of $400, all in bills, which she lias
lost, offering to let the finder keep $100.
Twenty Years Ago
The big International tug-o'-war at the
Coliseum, which laxted. several nights,
was finally won by the Swedish team,
which was not onco defeated. Denmark
came second, Bohemia third, Germany
fourth, America fifth, Scotland, England
and Ireland following.
The Association of Co-Operative chari
ties Issued an appeal through the. news
papers for thoee who Intended giving
Christmas cheer and comfort to the needy
to act promptly, the appeal being signed
by A. P. Hopkins and Thomas Kllpatrlck.
Llszle Kreuger had her pockets picked
of $7.60 while walking on Douglas (street
E. A. Eaton .editor of the Aspen (Colo.)
Times, was visiting his brother, llay
Eaton of tbe World-Herald.
8. H. II. Clark, vice president of the
Union Pacific, and W. W. Burna ot ,,the
Montana' Union road, a stub of the Union
Pacific, were at the Millard.
W. 8. Rector and wife and Miss Mlnnl
Hawke, a sister of Mrs. Bector, returned!
from he east.. , J ,'"' . '
Victor Rose water returned horns' from
Columbia college for the holidays.
Dr. Langdon and Mrs, Langdon were
thrown violently from their buggy at Six
teenth and Farnatn streets when their
horse ran away, and in spite of their In
juries walked away from the scene un
assisted. Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Wheeler gave a re
ception to a large number of friends at
their home, 2117 Jackson street, in honor
of their guest, Miss Mayme Hlgglns of
Chicago. Members of many of the oldest
and most prominent famtliea of Omaha
were out and made the evening a regular
old-fashioned one for wholesome fun.
Ten Years Ago
The first local McKialey Memorial as
sociation in Nebraska was organized at
Labor temple In tha formation of the
Omaha Worklngmen'e McKlnley Memor
ial association. Tha meeting was pre
sided over by Fred Baaman, secretary
of tha State Society of Labor and In
dustry, and C. E. Watson, state deputy
labor commissioner, acted as temporary
chairman and Mr. Bauman as secretary.
Letter were read of Ellas A. Holcomb, J.
Sterling Morten and General C F. Man
derson, regretting lhelr Inability to at
tend. Edward Rosewater was there and
explained the character and purpose of
these associations, congratulating the
workmen upon forming the initial local in
the state. This committee was appointed
to bring the matter before the various
unions: Peter Green, O. P. Shrum. Ben
Maylord. Dr. M. J. Korj Fred Bauman.
Jim Jeffries, "the ' champion prise
fighter of the world," showed 1,000 sport
ing enthusiasts at tha Trocadero how
"vast and yet how agile" he was with
the gloves. His sparring partner was his
brother. Jack, who had hard work land
ing on Jim.
Judge Ben 8. Baker of the district
court passed sentences on fourteen con-
vited men and boys, imposing tha heav
iest en Ed Monral for criminal assault,
seventeen years at hard labor in the state
Mra. James S. McCullIn of South
Omaha died at the age of 18 years.
Bishop Scannell returned from Du
buque, where he attended the funeral of
Bishop Llnlhan of Cheyenne.
People Talked About
The fruit cake that President Taft and
Ms family will eat Christmas is being
made by Miss Hattle Brandenburger of
San Antonio, Tex.
Cyrus H. Walker, the oldest living white
man bora west of the Rocky mountains,
celebrated hls.scventy-tulrd birthday an
nlverslty at his home near AUany, Or.
A society lately has been started In
Munich by a beautiful and distinguished
woman, the Baroness Mohn. It is known
aa "Grosse Feuaee, or "big feet." Its
object being to preach the gospel tnat
big feet are not only healthful but beauti
ful. It may be stated oa good authority
that Omaha's stocking is a peach for
site. No one disposed to do the right
thing need entertain doubtif its capacity.
Presents of park land, playgrounds or
boulevard 'rights-of-way are assured of
an abundsnee of room. To give back to
the community a fraction of the fortune
the community helped te make consti
tutes a pleasure so .rare that it must be
rtlt t te appreciated. De It aow.
Around New York
Rlpplea on the Cat-rent of Lilt
mm See lB the Great America
Metropolla from Day t Day.
Political Landmark Donmed.
After a series of efforts to keep Its
doors open and meet expenses, the noted
rallying place of the democrats and other
sports, the Hoffman Houne Is about to
put tip the shutters for good. Last week
the property was leased to a dry goods
firm, which will demolish the 'hotel and
put a twelve-story bunlnexs building on
the site. The hotel has played no small
part In the affairs, of the democratic
party, for a long time being the head
quarters for democratic leaders of the
nation, state and city and their followers.
Chairman Barnum cf the Cleveland cam
paigns always stayed there when In the
ctty, and made it his heauarters. Chair,
man Jones of Arkansas also made it lilt
headquarters when Bryan was nominated
In 1W, and It was the center for con
ferences In the democratic national' and
state campaigns again In 1900, when
Bryan ran the second time. Senator Hill
was another of the famous leaders to
make It his headquarters. When "Ed"
Murphy was state chairman he also made
use of Hie place for his headquarter.
Even as far back as Tlldcn's time It was
a democratic headquarters, for Tllden and
Horatio Seymour used to make the Hoff
man Houho their shopping place. The
Hoffman House has been famous also as
a betting ring of the nation for layers of
odds on election and all sorts of things.
Even betting republicans were wont to
go ever there from the Fifth Avenue
hotel as far back as thirty-three years
ago, to put their bets down. When "Ned"
Stokes, who killed "Jim" Flsk, conducted
the hotel ho spent a fortune on paintings,
which were hung In the barroom, to
which they attracted thousands of per
sona,, to the great profit of the manage
A Delicate Tonch.
David Kllpatrlck, an employe of the
department of public works of Tonkers,
was walking along the street when a
shabbily dressed man stopped him.
"I've got a $50 bill here." said the
stranger, taking one out of his pocket.
'But I'm not acquainted In Tonkers, and
I'm afraid they'd think I stole it If I
went into a store or bank to get It
changed. Could you break It for me? I'd
give you fST"
Kllpatrlck had only $3 in his pocket.
but if the stranger would come home with
him he would get the money and accom
modate him. But they found Mrs. Kll
patrlck had just paid the rent, and
there was only $5 left In the house.
"Well, let me have that, and the other
$5, and I'll leave the $&0," said the stran
ger. "I'll have some other money to
night, and I'll come around and we will
Kllpatrlck still is waiting tor tha stran
ger to come around. And when he went
Into a store to do bis shopping with the
bill the proprietor looked at the bill and
then he looked at Kllpatrlck.
"I wouldn't give you 6 cents' worth of
sauerkraut for. that; It's a confederate
blft," he said.
So It was.
Beheld, a New Solonson.
f This is an attractive and perchance
very useful little story about the various
degrees of conviviality which hereafter,
If precedent is to be recognised, will be
recognised by their honorable the
magistrate courts of the' city and state
of New York, as: .
Patrolman Maloney brought before
Maglotrate House, in Yorkvllle Court.
early yesterday three women who- had"
overlmblbed. Looking them . over,; the
benohman inquired, "'Were they drunk?"
' No, your honor." .
"Were they Intoxicated?"
"No, your hontTr."
"Well, then, what were they"
"They were tipsy, sir,"'
"Officer, you may explain the differ
ence. The court does not know,", said
"Well, your honor; if a person merely
makes a noise and laughs, he's tipsy.
If he's quite and can Just about navigate,
he's intoxicated. But if he rolls in the
street or can't even do that he's drunk."
"All right, then." said the magistrate.
"These prisoners were tipsy, in fine
them $1 apiece. If they had been In
toxicated Id have fined them $5. If
they'd been drunk the fine would have
Maloney is now regarded as the Solo
mon of the East Twenty-second street
The Hobo's Aaaerer,
A large, dirty and disreputable looking
Individual, reporta the New York Sun,
lurched Into the headquarters of the wo
man aufrrage party on the twenty-first
floor of the Metropolitan tower and
alarmed the blond girl struggling with
the suffrage switchboard by Inquiring for
"the guff expert."
Being informed that the movement was
entirely serious mod no such person ex
isted, tha soiled member explained that
he wanted to see tha editor. Mrs. Mary
Beard, executive chief of the Woman
Voter, ' appeared. He handed to her a
reply to Rudyard Kipling's "recent inco
herence." The contributor said he "was
a hobo," and his poem was entitled. "A
Knlsht of the Roads Defense of the
"I guess Kip has been upon the carpet
sometimes since he coupled up with O. K.
orders to pull the Matrimonial Unlimited,
for he didn't spring any such signals be
fore that," said Mr. Hobo. '
Ths reply begins:
It you were hunting for a handout and
were awfully perplexed.
If you were whirling in a quandary, using
And a great big topper halted you and
bid you tell your tale.
And bid you tell him anything that might
Would you tell him that the female was
more deadly than the male'.'
Bo Hell! No! .
Not on your tomato can.
Mr. Kipling may obtain the rest by ap
plying to the party.
Lively face ef Kdaeatlsa.
A young gentleman who Is acquiring
an education at Harvard has succeeded In
kicking a foot ball thirty-two miles along
a Mawachusetts highway. We are wait
ing now to hear of some hero who will
venture to kick a foot ball across the
T ftatiama Jolted.
Te months ago not one person In
ten thousand could haye told offhand
who thuster was, and today tao great
emplrea, one grea republic and a dying
monarchy know as much about him as
I ll.V lift U Vu lilt thtllr .CMlillvfi. . . m. . k. . . i
"I noticed by the papers llii morning
that there's been a big cut In Iron."
"I didn't sen nnythlng about it In the
"Probably not. This was a Jail deliv
er)'." liatllmore American.
"I know how to sympathise with you.
Mrs. Polhemu," said Mrs. I -a ruing. "My
left eye was affected once Just as yours
Is and I had an awful time with It. The
doctor said the trouble was that the suh.
Junctlve was granulated." Chicago
Departing Guest I'd gladly give you
a tip, waiter, but 1 find I've only cab
Walter (benignly) Ah, sir, you don't
appreciate the beneficial effect of a
good after dinner walk! Judge.
"What are you going to give your
father f.r Christmas?"
"Papa? Oh. lots of things."
"Ye. I'm going to give him a shaving
mug and ever su many hints." Cleveland
Kind Hearted Stranger See here, my
friend, take my advice and let those dice
alone. They're loaded.
Intoxicated Gambler Certainly they
are! So'm I. Fair for one as 't I for
the other! Puck.
"This." said the deaier, "Is tha best
automobile you could buy; Just the thing
lor a lady."
"Really?" remarked Miss Bright; "I
V "-ns IV B ,ri rviiiu OIIU glCHHC! mill n J C"
afraid of trolley cars." Catholic Stand-
"It was intern il dlssennlons, T suppose,
that broke up your debating club?"
"No; it was an outside explosion, same
as In the case of tho Maine. The bum
who act as agent of the hall fired us
On Christmas Morning
as on any other winter day,
you can make your home
more comfortable and cheery
by using a Perfection Smoke
Its genial warmth it quickly at your service, ready for use in any
emergency. You will need it as a supplementary heater when those
extra cold speUt come. Later you will find it just the thing for the
changeable weather of early spring.
The Perfection Heater is light and easily carried. It is safe' in
the hands of a child the safest and most reliable heater made.
Drums finished either in blue enamel or, plab steel,-with nickel
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Defctl mcjrrn r wriu far ileacrtptrra circular to njf uency o tlx ' V
Standard Oil Company -
To the Pplicy Holders of the Union Fire
Insurance Co. (Mutual) Lincoln, Neb.:
The battle is now on between the Policy Holders of the
Union Fire Insurance Company (Mutual) and the Directors of
the Woodman Fire Insurance Company of Lincoln, Nebraska,
who paid $18,000 to the old directors of the Union to resign and
elect them in their places.
The question is, shall these men who bought tbelr way into office be
retained by the policy holders of the Union to manage the company, or
shall the policy holders elect a new board of directors who are not directly
or Indirectly connected with another Insurance company? In other worda
can these self constituted directors fairly serve tbe mutual company and
the stock company at the same time when both companies are competing
for business? Can they honestly serve two masters at tbe same time? To
be fair with these self appointed trustees, they did not Intend to serve both
companies but bought their way Into the control of the mutual company
so that they might merge the mutual Into a stock company and thus put
the mutual company out of existence. To show this intention I quote the
following from a letter sent out to the special agents of the mutual com
pany, dated Oct 28th, 1911, and signed by Jos. W. Walt: .
"It is the Intention to retire the acock of the Woodman Fife
Insurance Company issuing Union Fire stock In its stead and
amending tbe articles of the Union Fire Co. so that it will be
the parent company in place of tbe Woodman. We will continue '
to operate the Woodman Fire as an underwriters company of the
Union for the purpose of handling our Mercantile business and
keeping a distinct agency plant over the state. Of course, it
would not do for us to mention in our letters what our proposed
Idea would bo with regard to the Woodman in view of possible
undue reflections on our agents and policy holders. However,
we are giving you this in confidence so you can explain matters
If necessary, tiuch explanations to be kept absolutely confiden
tial to the agents with whom you may converse."
Are the policy holders of the Union going to make a present of their
$100,000 plant and $50,000 surplus to tbe Woodmen Company? If so
you should vote to re-elect the present de facto directors, but if not, you
must attend the next meeting in person or send your proxy to myself or
to someone whom you know will vote to preserve the mutual company.
1 have been with tbe Union Fire for 17 years and during that time
have been soliciting agent, special agent and adjuster and I know that
the Union Fire is the best Mutual company In, the state and can be per
petuated as such if properly and honestly onanaged. If you will send
your proxies to wo, I will vote them for men whom I know to be honest,
upright and of business ability; men who are In favor of mutual insurance
and appreciate that a mutual company belongs to tbe policy holders and
not to Its officers; men who will keep the expenses down to tbe minimum
and who will give to the policy holders their Insurance at exact cost.
Below will be attached a blank proxy and I ask every policy holder
wbo cannot personally attend tbe annual meeting to be held In tbe city of
Lincoln on the 4th day of January? 1912, to cut out that proxy, sign it
and mall it to me.
Very truly yours,
' CILAS. ROSE,
GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA,
i eae e e
KNOW ALL. MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I
do hereby constitute and appoint Chaa. Rose my attorney and agent, for
me and in my name, place and stead, to vote as my proxy at any annual
meeting of the stockholders of tbe UNION FIRE INSURANCE CO. of
Lincoln, Nebraska, and at any special meeting thereof, for the election of
directors, and upon such other questions as may come before such annual
or special meetings.
I hereby revoke all former proxies given by me to any other person
.-. . . . .., a i. . ... ..,.... aa
for nonpayment ef real." Chicago Trib
"Thl Item In your campaign expense
account mystifies me," said the auditor.
"I don't understand what you mean by
'raw material.' "
"That's an error on the part ff the
stenographer," replied Senator rVrghum.
"It should rend, 'hurrah material.' '
Mark Py the way, old man. how about
that cure tor partial baldnees you tried?
Did It work?
Park Yu bet! I'm entirely bald now.
"A government emplnve has asked to
have his salary reduced."
"Come men will go to any length to ad
yertlne themselves." Cleveland Plain
THE BACHELOR UKCLE.
S. E. Kiser in Chicago Record-Herald.
My nieces and my nephews now alt groet
me very gladly.
Although they used to be Inclined to treat
me rather badly;
It's "Uncle thls,'r and "Undo that,"
And "Uncle, stay to tea;"
They hurry to bang up my hat.
And think 1 cannot aee.
Wherever I appear they fly to crowd
They pat my cneek and tell me I am
growing younger daily; ,
"'It's "Uncle, oh, we love you so,"
And "Nunkey, you're a dear;''
It's all for one effect, I know.
And yet It's nice to hear. ,
My nephews climb upon my knees, I'm
petted by my nieces;
My every whim they try to please, each
day their "love" Increases;
Its "Uncle, dear," and "Uncle, pet;"
I know it's for a price
That 1 shall have to pay, and, yet.
It s worth It, for it's nice.
i . i .day of
. M f 1911,
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