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petuity fund is a fine thing. It is so
the grave will be taken care of al
ways, kept in good condition with
flowers on it."
"What cemetery will Wood be bur
"Why, I don't know, I'm sure. But
the rest of the money will be sent
to the rector in England. You know
there is a rector who is a relative."
"But you are aware that when
Wood's friend wrote his relatives the
letter came back, are you not?"
"Why, no, I don't know. They
haven't the information we have."
"But if you can't find the rector,
"Why, I am sure I don't know.
There's the perpetuity fund and then
you know we're going to get a tomb
stone." "How much is the perpetuity
"Really, I don't know. Mr. Higgins
was to take that up today.
"And you don't know what ceme
tery?" "Why, no, I don't"
"Have you given the undertaker
instructions to spend as much as
"Yes, that's the idea. He's to have
a fine funeral."
"Not the $69 kind Higgins talked
"Why, we talked that over. This
funeral will cost twice that much
easily and then there's the perpetuity
fund and we're going to get him a
"You are going to spend $138 on
the funeral, if you douDle $69. Then
there is a tombstone and the per
petuity. How much do you think
will be left of the $236.25 to send to
"Why, I don't know. I guess well
spend it all on the funeral Why, I
shouldn't be surprised if we spent
more than all of it and the firm gave
us the rest They would, you Know.
They often do that. Do you know,
they help us out all the time? Why,
they double the burial fund the asso
ciation has." (As a matter of fact,
this statement does not appear to
be true. Every member of the asso
ciation who has been a member over
a year is entitled to twice the amount
of the fixed benefit if there be suffi
cient funds in the association. Under
this by-law, Wood's estate should be
paid a death benefit of $250 instead of
$125, as well as the sick benefits of
$111.25 that Wood did not get when
he needed it.)
The reporter asked about this.
"Why is it this man did not get his.
"Oh, he did. You are quite mis
taken about that. You shouldn't
have printed it that way. We have
nothing to conceal. We are open
and above board."
"But as a matter of fact, the man
was only paid $4.70 sick benefits dur
ing the entire four months he was
"Oh, my no."
"But that's a fact Higgins ad
mitted it yesterday."
"Well then oh, yes you know,
he was insane and sent to the asylum.
That was why. He was in the asy
lum." "But he was sick five weeks before
being taken to the asylum, and dur
ing that time was kept by his
"Oh, no, that is a mistake. Of
course, I don't know anything about
his being taken to the asylum. I
don't think we know anything about
that at all. But we're going to give
Wood a lovely funeral, and a tomb
stone and the grave perpetuity at
"Careful," said the reporter, "you
don't know the name of the cemetery,
"Why no that is unless it
might be the Forest Home cemetery.
I think it is the Forest Home ceme
tery. Yes, that is right."
New Albany, Ind. Walter Durr,
Southern railway brakeman, lost
both feet under train.