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this until abont four months later.
I went back to the office for my keys
and found Stump there, at Mr. Arch
bold's desk. He told me the paper
told him to get everything he could
get his hands on. Stump was at Mr.
Archbold's desk and had possession
of some of Mr. Archbold's letters.
"I told him that he was going fur
ther than I knew anything about. Ho
said: 'You keep quiet and we'll fix
you up.' He was doing business with
his brother-in-law then. Ho got the
letters and I saw the two he got and
"Do you know the date of the let
ters, to whom they wore addressed
and signed by?" Interrupted Mr.
"No, I don't remember the date,
nor do I remember the signature at
tached. It may have been Quay or
some one else. They were letters
received by Mr. Archbold.
The two letters were the only
thing taken that day, according to
Winkfleld. Two days later, Wink
field said, a copybook was taken and
returned by Stump next morning.
"We were asked if we iould secure
copies of letters that had passed to
and from Washington and had been
told that we would be paid," said
Winkfleld. Winkfleld said he had
left the matter of disposition of the
letters, etc., to Stump, and that he
was taking care of that end. Sum
ming up he said:
. "All that I ever saw taken were
two letters and two copy books. I
never saw the two letters again."
"What did you receive as your
share?" asked Qlapp.
'I received $2,500'
He said he had an agreement with
Stump where he (Winkfleld) was to
receive one-third of what Stump re
ceived for the letters, telegrams and
"Who. was to get the other third?"
-'His brother-in-law." -'
"What" was paid for the tele
gram?" "One thousand dollars. I got 333,"
replied Winkfleld. "Stump told me
that $500 was paid for the use of the
copybooks. The two letters brought
$1,000 apiece," he continued.
At the end of WinTcfleld's testi
mony Gilchrist Stewart was recalled
to be questioned about his -testimony
of - yesterday. No new facts were
developed. The committe will meet
MR. HEARST ON THE STAND
On occasion Collier's Weekly can
be very disagreeable. For example,
it reproduces from Mr. Hearst's New
York American of Tuesday morning,
December 17, the names of the Lon
don correspondents, Chester Overton
and John L. Eddy. Then it presents
Mr. Hearst's testimony given before
the Clapp committee of the United
States senate that same day in which
Mr. Hearst says he obtained the pho
tographic facsimiles of the Archbold
letters from John Eddy. Senator
Oliver said: "I understand you to
to say that Mr. Eddy is now abroad."
"Yes, sir," responded Mr. Hearst.
"Is he in your employ?" asked Sena
tor Oliver. "No spoke Mr. Hearst.
On the next morning, December 18,
Mr. Hearst's New York American
carried as its London correspondents
the names of Chester Overton and
C. W. Williams.
Collier's calls that "suppressing
the evidence." Collier's is parlia
mentary. Columbia (S. C.) The
First Alpine Guide "Strange
that the American should collapse.
The avalanche didn't even touch
Second Alpine Guide "No; but
heMs a democrat, and the sight of
two landslides in a year, is too much
for him." Puck.
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Andrew J. Hunter, an Illinois
democrat, who served two terms in
the lower house of congress, died at
Paris, 111., aged eighty-one years.
United States District Attorney
Miller at Indianapolis, has rejected
the bonds for the release of .Frank
M. Ryan, P. M. Houlihan, and Wil
liam Schupo, on the ground that tho
property schedulo is insufficient.
Charles O. Whedon, tho well
known lawyer and at one tiuio can
didate for United States senator,
died at his home in Lincoln, Neb.
The Colorado legislature elected
Charles S. Thomas, and John P.
Shafroth to the United States senate,
Thomas for tho long term and
Shafroth for the short term.
Democrats and progressive repub
licans are fighting the re-election of
Senator Warren from Wyoming.
Governor Hodges of Kansas, has
urged the Kansas delegation in con
gress to introduce a constitutional
amendment providing for Jiho elec
tion of federal judges by direct vote.
The Idaho legislature re-elected
W. E. Borah, republican, to tho
United States senate. Montana
elected Thomas J. Walsh, democrat,
and Michigan re-elected William
Alden Smith, republican.
A London cablegram, carried by
the Associated Press, says: After a
long, stern battle tho homo rule bill
passed the house of commons by a
majority of 110. Later it was read
for tho first time in the house of
lords. There were two divisions in
the lower house. Mr. Balfour's mo
tion for its rejection was defeated,
258 to 3G8, while the third reading
was carried by a vote of 367 to 257,
one member o'f each side having left
the house in the interval. The result
of the division'' was too much of a
foregone conclusion for a tremen
dous demonstration, but Irishmen
inside and outside of tho house did
their best, and, assisted by the
liberals and laborltes, gave the
measure for which they had waited
and worked so long a good send-off
on its way to the house of lords
where its fate is certainly sealed.
Edward E. Grosscup of New Jer
sey, was chosen by the democratic
caucus as the party's candidate for
state treasurer. Another victory
for Woodrow Wilson,
Edwin C. Burleigh, republican, was
elected United States senator from
Maine. He will succeed Senator
Gardner, democrat. Mr. Burleigh is
The South Dakota legislature has
submitted to the people the consti
tutional amendment providing for
President-elect Wilson sent his
last message to the legislature of
New Jersey, advocating radical
changes in the corporation laws of
Raymond Nicholas Landry Poin
care, present premier of the prince
cabinet, has been elected president
of the Fronch republic. He is fifty
three years old, comes from a family
distinguished in science and litera
ture and Is regarded as a man of
A Minneapolis dispatch says:
Driven to desperation by pain and
his Inability to find a surgeon who
could relievo him, Dr. W. M. Beck of
Clarksflcld, Minn., stood before a
mirror In bin offlco, mndo an incision
just before his left jaw, cut away tho
flesh from tho point of tho chin al
most to tho loft oar, scraped the
bone and then sewed up the wound.
Ills operation, however, failed to rc
llovo hini of a growth which threat
ened to destroy tho jaw bono and ho
Is In a local hospital where another
operation has been performed. When
Dr. Bock performed tho operation ho
was aided only by a nurse who was
tho first to glVo way under the
It will pay you to place your
next policy in the Postal
Life Insurance Company
J&o STATE DEPARTMENT AUDIT 1912 '""SB'o"
The triennial audit, just concluded, was a most exhaustive inquiry, mad
possible because the Company eliminates all branch offices and agents, conduct
ing its business under one roof from a single headquarters, the Home Office in
Tho inquiry was made thorough because it was the first examination since the
Postal absorbed another, and a larger company, and also because the State
Superintendent recognized that his official report would be a practical certifica
tion of tho Company to other State Superintendents: the latter, mindful of tho
rigid New York requirements and of the strict supervision of its Insurance
Department, have agreed that a company measuring up to New York Stat
standards would be accepted and accredited int other States.
The outcome is therefore flattering to the Postal Life,
and commends it to thoughtful insurers everywhere.
The Chief Examiner of
life companies in hitt
statement submitted to
the Honorable William
Temple Emmet, Supqrin
tendent of' Insurance, re
fers to tho high otder of
the JPoetal's rxalca secured
by the non-agency meth
od, nnd to the progress of
the Company in bringing
its organization to a high
standard of efliciencu.
lie adds that the cost
of securing business by
advertising and corre
spondence haa not in
created pro rata, with tho
new business written.
The business-getting ex
pense will therefore, as
contended by the Com
pany, decrease from year
He also adds that part
of the cost of advertising
should be charged to old
business, as continued
publicity has a tendency
to keep up the confidence
of policyholders and re
. The examination covers
many pages of a printed
document on flic at thi
Net Cost Lower In the
lit. Comal slon Dividend, cor
rwnondlnj V the flonimlnlont
oilier companies par their uinti.
to to I'ottal I'ollcjIuiMer ill
2d. fLenewal-Commlcjdon Divi
dend and Ofllce-cxpenie Bar
ings covered ljr tho
guaranteed dividend co to Folic?.
hoMnri In uhequent jean ,
3d. The TJttul cunUncent policy
dlTldendf.enhancod hjl'iwUl Ufa
econonile. ttlll further redact the
cost c&cb year after the Ont.
in a memorandum filed
with the Examiners' Re
port December 16th, 1912,
culls npccfnl attention t
the writing of insurance
by mail as bringing th
policyholders into aorarou-Vf
nication with tho horn
oflicc. He states that th
report shows a general
improvement in the con
ditlon of the Company.
There is merit, he fur
thermore ntates, in th
health-work of tho Medi
cal Department, not only
to the Company and itc
policyholders but to th
general public att well.
Particular reference is
made to the absence of
litigation arising from
questions with POSTAL
He speaks of the num
ber of improvements made
in the handling of its
business, and points out
that gains have been
made notwithstanding the
in 1012 for betterment of
of the Com jjuwj'j prop-trtice.
Thus is the Company commended by the highest authorities to
tho public. The official endorsements, the conduct of its busi
ness through publicity channels, and its operations subject
to the United States postal authorities, carry confidence to
intending insurers, as well as to its own body of policyholders.
Total Assets and Liabilities
At the close of the examination the
Company had over $50,000,000
insurance in force; the policy and
other liabilities were fully covered by
statutory and departmental reserves
amounting to $10,029,510.10 with
an excess or surplus to policyholders
The company's reserves and other as
sets arc in approved securities, includ
ing state, municipal and railroad
bonds; bonds and mortgages, real es
tate, policy-loansj accrued interest, de
ferred net-premiums, cash in bank
and various other items, aggregating
In writing the Company for particulars for yourself, please give:
First, your full name; Second, your occupation; Third, the exact date
of your birth. Also mention The Commoner, of January 24.
Bear in mindfio agent will be sent to visit you. The POSTAL dis
penses with agents, and pays to you in cash or credits you in equivalent
dividends, or paid-up insurance, the amount of agency commissions.
POSTAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
The Only Non-Agency Company la Amerk
Wat ft. MALONE, President -. Postal Life Building 3& Nassau St., NEW YORK.
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