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'I'ldJil KE PUBLIC: SATUKJDAY, JUisE 21, 1U03.
WRECKING THE ST.IOUSS COTTON COMPRESS COMPANY'S PLANT.
PENSION UST MJiY
REACH MILLION MARK
Site of One of the City's Largest
Industrial Establishments to
Ue Given Over to the Iron
There Are 998,303 Pensioners on
Kole and Xew Claims Are
WILL MOVE TO EAST ST. LOUIS.
WARE ANNOYED BY ATTORNEYS.
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Within a few weeks the St. LouI Cotton
Compress Company, one of the oldest lead
ing mercantile institutions of this city,
will cease to exist as a St Louis concern
and become an East St. Louis institution.
The company has secured more aailable
quarters In East St. Louis, directly across
the river from the present Bite at Ivvee
and Rutser street, and by September L at
the latest, will bo housed In Its new
quarters. The present slto will bo occupied
by th yards of tho Iron Mountain Hall
way The work of dismantling the buildings of
the Compress Company Is well advanced,
tho wreckers having beffun the. demolition
wecka ago The buildings occupied by the
plant were frame structures comprising two
separate pavilions, oceupjlns the blocks
bounded by Rutger, Carroll, llaln and the
Levee. There are 22,0 bales of cotton
stored In the warehouse, and these are be
ing transferred to the new plant across
the riter, with all possible speed In order
that the Iron Mountain may take posses
sion of the site as quickly as poeslble. The
terms of the sale of the property call for
Its surrender to the purchaser by August
11, but it is deemed impossible for the
transfer to be made before September 1
at the ery earllest.
The St. LouH Cotton Compress Company
was organized in 1S73 by J. W. Paramore,
It B Wright and C JI Donaldson. Tht
original plant occupied 300 by 200 feet. The
slzo of the plant now hi course of demoli
tion is 2.C00 bv 310, illustrating the exten
sive growth of the concern in the htrity
j ears of its existence. The organization was
originally formed for the purpose of ?tor- I
irg cotton from the South until It was !
sold at auction, but later Its scopo was en- !
larged by the installation of compresses, and ,
tho cotton as received from the planters
In the original packages was oompresoed J
nto the bale of commerce and shipped ell
over the world i
Last year the company handled 0 000 i
bales Of this amount about one-half was
shipped to Liverpool, about 3,0u0 bales a
j ear fend their way to Japan, and the re
mainder to the cotton mills of this coun
try It Is said that out of the profits of the i
concern in the early jears of its exist- '
pnee Mr. Paramoro and his associates built
the St Louis and Southwestern (Cotton i
Belt) Railroad. I
The busy season of the companv extends
from December to April, In which about
C,0W) bales arc handled, the value of which
nmounts to about $3.0iS),000 The total busi
ness handled by the company j early
amounts to J10 0W.000 to $11,000,000 ' In the
thirty years of its existence the company
has paid out more than 13,000.000 of fire in
surance and losses aggregating $73,000.
Last October the plant was visited by a.
disastrous fire, which entailed a damage of
JOO.000. In April, 1SS2. the encroachments of
the high water of the Mississippi caused a
damapo of $40,000. The cj clone of May 17.
1S96, tore a hole through the entire length
of the two buildings, causing a Ios of
$100,000. These have been the most notable
and most expensive catastrophes that have
visited the establishment.
The price paid for the property by the
Iron Mountain Is said to b $25,000. The
new plant in East St. Louis, which was
erected at a cost of $175,090. Is one of the
most complete and thoroughly equipped in
LABOR M GREAT
DEMAND IN THE SOUTH
Sapid Development of Dixie Re
flected in Scarcity of All
Classes of Help.
FUEL OIL TRANSPORTATION.
Mississippi to Be Used to Facili
tate Cheap Delivery Com
ment of Manufacturers'
, ' Eecord. i
Balflmore June 20. Illustrative of the ac
tivity in manufactures, railroad devclop-
irent, Wfnberlng and mining in the South.
In .the demand at more than one center of
labor. This seems to be especially the case
ct present in tba Birmingham district,
where, nccoxcing to correspondence in this
week's iisue of the Manufacturers' Becord,
the scarclly applies to all classes of labor,
mechanics, as well as unskilled workmen.
Complaint is made every summer of the
scarcity of labor in the South, but this
j ear the call for help to louder than ever
before- and the country for hundreds or
miles around the Southern centers of indus
try .Is being searcned for idle men
. Since. the census of 1900 was taken the
"population of Knsley has more than
uoubled. and fully l',iM men cmplojcd In
ine mills there are compelled to spend
ioeir nights at Birmingham because houei
ror them cannot be bulit fast enough. Hun
dreds of new houses are in course of con
"utructloil. but by the time these have been
uccuphrd" other new conitrs will hae ar-r.fd-and
a demand for homes will be as
itrenuous as ever.
An Interesting feature of the week's de
velopments was the- arrangement made for
rue! oil transportation up the Mississippi.
ihough.lt- will be mans a day before the
capability of the United States as a pro
ducer of fuel for Its own purposes and for
those of other countries will tend to make
any form of fuel a dru? on the market, it
to be. expected that with the completion
ir arrargements for the transportation and
torage of Beaumont oil, manufacturing
nttrrItant from sources of fuel may
i-eome" rather mare independent of any one
Already, stations for the distribution of
the oil are belnc established at Important
rolnts on the Atlartlc seaboard, and eitcn
(ions of Ihe use of the fuel are being report
ed, one of the latrst twine tl-at of a gas
company at Memphis which will within a
week or two substitute oil for coal in the
' operation of its plant, with the probability
nf similar changes belnp made In allied un
dertakings In that city.
There is, too, the probability of the equip
ment of a lino Of oil barges to ply between
Memphis and Npw Orleans. Th's project
ti Independent of the -one determined -upon
at New OrlciM. wrercbv Beaumont oil will
be carried from Port Arthur around the
Gulf coast to New Orlcan" and thence tip
the Mississippi as far as there Is a demand
Tor the. fuel and as the depth of the water
will permit. Tweli e new steel barges, each
with a carrying capacity of 15,000 barrels of
oil, Tire now being built at St. LouN for this
.traffic In which will be engaged alio two
"whalebacks, which for the past year or two
have been grain carrier?.
Westerner In XeTr YorJc.
New Tork, June 20. Among the arrivals
it the hotels here to-day were the following
St. Lools-ltrs. J. C Spry. Urs. J. H. Holll-
Plant of the St Louis Cotton Compress Company, now In collide of demolition
Iron Vount.iln loo'iiii? southeast from Main :i'id Rut-rir sheet's.
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OLD WAHEHOUSn OF TIIE ST. LOUIS COTTOX COMPRESS COMPANY,
AND CARROLL STREETS.
the country. All the modern appliances
ard conveniences known to the industry
have teen incorporated in the new estab
lishment. The strucu-re Is as' thoroughly
fireproof in construction as modern archi
tectural ingenuity can usgest. Brick and
steel are the materials used, 20.000,fr"'0 brick
being used in tho construction. In the old
3av. Miss Hodman. T K. Peters. Jklisa Tau"9iff.
Holism, Sirs L A. Brownlrs. Mrs F YWiton.
V E Pierce Manhattan. H M Forks J J
Hutter and Mrs Uutle- G J Kobjch, Imperial.
H T. aimcnr. M JI Ferrlss. L. IJttle. I'urrar
Hill J Gllmore, J J licCr-i ana llr" McCred.
Albert. 31is . Grlswold Fifth Avenue J J
Coleman Naarre, 1 JI Brown, oncandt-,
E. W Harty. Sinclair
Kansas dtj II hcllert R. Dawson. AsMr;
A s Faver Imperial I A Dunham. Victoria.
Mis A Cooper Cosmopolitan. G VV. Lincoln.
AUCTION OF MODERN PAINTINGS'
lime. Humbert's Collection Bring
Nearly CCOoCO Francs.
Paris. June 20 Xearlj &.O.000 francs, or
three times the estimated value of the
pictures, was realized by auction to-day of
the first batch of sistj-nlne modern paint
ings bclongin to Mme. Humbert, who
has left I'aris as a result of disclosures
said to connect her with a gigantic swin
dling scheme, and whose whereabouts Is at
The picture gallery of George Petit,
whero tne sale was held was tilled to its
utmost capacity by those who. camo to at
tend the auction The people even crowd
ed Into the corridors of the gallerj". where
nuthing could be seen or heard, merely for
the satisfaction of saying they had been
present at the sale
The following prices were realized on the
prlrcip.il pictures ao'd:
D'Aubigny's "Les Laveusses," CO.SCO
fr.incs. Cciot's "Le l'rchtur ' 4u,uu0 francs,
IsaLeys "IJenedlction." 47,000 francs; Isa
bel 'b "Marchand dKtofIs," 23 WM francs;
Baudry's "Amour ct Psyche," 2o0J0 francs.
Bdudrj's "Tortune ct Amour," 23 000 francs;
Jules Breton's "Itetour des Moiss,onneurs,
25 20V franco, Corot's "Fete Sous Jouarre,"
2li francs-, Frctntln's "Passage du Gu,"
-V3 an instance of the extraordinary' prices
realized at this sale, a painting called "Tor
tune -t 1'Enfont, tlgiKil "B tudrj," but not
by him, w as knocked down for 2t,00 francs.
HOOKS JURY IS DISCHARGED.
Killed Her Husband.
Memphis, T nn . Juno 20 The Jury in the
case of Mrs. Georgia Urcraa Hooks, charged
with poisoning her husband, Cerro Gordo
Hooks, u. prominent business man, wno
died lat October, was to-daj tlisciiargcd by
Judge Cooper of th Criminal Court, after
a deadlock of several d-ys
Tho cate. which ha3 been on trial for
nearly a month, has attracted wide atten
tion ana has piotidcd seeral local sensa
tions. It hail been vigorously contested on
During the trial Doctor William Krausc.
a witness for the nroccution. claimed that
he lound polf-oc in Mr. Hooks's stomach,
and swore that he lnd exhumed the body
of the defendant's son, who died about two
ears ago, and that arsen'c and ground
glass were found In the bov's "tomach also.
CXAWVltE OF FATHER'S DEATH.
Danditer of .1. D. llenichcl IlelleTed
Mrs. Sophia Demuth the Alton probation
cthcrr. while at the countv seat Thursday
visiting tho cojnty Institutions with local
members of the Beard of Charities for
material for tho report to the Stale board,
uneartned a peculiar Incident. While at tho
Count Farm she stated that .she had been
requested to Inquire into the health of J.
D. HcnscheL bhe was informed that ho
died at the institution in December of last
Mrs. Demuth was suiprised at the Infor
mation and the hospital officials equally so
at the story tho hnd to tell. La"?t De
cember when the man died Superintendent
Tunnell telephoned the Alton authorities
and requested then to notify the man's
family. In a short time he received a mes
sage that It was their wish that Henschel
be burled In the cemetery adjoining the hos
pital, and this was done.
Now It develops that a relatie, raid to
be a daughter, has been In Ignorance of
her father' death nnd has "been keeping
hbj insurancs paid up, believing him to be
still a patient of the County Hospital.
plant there were two cotton compresses and
two gins, owing to the fact that the build
ing was composed of two separate pavilions.
In the new plant, where there is cverj con-
venlence for the compact storage, only one
compressor will be necessar. The plant
wm nave a capacity or nanunng kuhw Daies
Sgnot TmaH Denounce, the "An-
urcuuius auu ims ructiuu
Opposes the Ministry.
EACH PARTY HAS ITS JOURNAL
An Effort Is Xow Being Made to
Raise Money to Support Mem
bers of a "Feople's"' Par
liament in Rome.
Prosperity does not seem to agree with
tho Italian Socialists They appear to be
undergoing the san'e process as the Left
underwent when it came into power In
1S76. after jears of opposition. The Zan-ardclli-Glolittl
Ministry was scarcely
formed, with the help of the Socialist party,
before the rank and file of the Socialists
btgan to grumble at the action of their
leaders ana to suspect them of longing for
ministerial positions. After the riot of Ber
ra. toward the end of June, some sections
of the party broke Into open revolt Signer
Turatl, one of the leaderj, censured the e-v-tremer
faocialiMis. whom he denounced ni
"anarchoids," the Extremists made an at
tempt to overthrow SIgnor Turatl and
forced him to quit the Milanese Socialist
organization, which he had founded. A
new Turatian association was orginlzed,
nnd for a time tho struggle between tho
two groups wat, estrcmely fierce. Anxious
to put an end to such a scandal, the Manag
ing Committee of the part Intervened and
arrangid that tho two hostile groups should
be dissolved, and that ruch of their mem
bers as, could proe themselves to bo true
nnd authentic Socialists should lhe harpl'y
together In a new association. sas the Lon
don Post, This was done, but the affairs
of the association arc not in a satisfactory
SIgnor Turatl denounces the "anarchoids"
as lolcntly as before, and the "antrchoids"
attack Slcnor Turatl more v cnomously than
ever Each faction has Its own journal,
and between them they seem to satisfy the
Milanese appetite for Socialistic literature,
so thit the circulation of the central party
organ, Avanti. is seriously diminished.
Meanwhile neither of the Milan correspond
ents of the Av-intI has ventured to report
the nroceedlngs of their comrades, with tho
result that the central party organ, In re
ply to pressing inquiries why it has slid
nothing about the Milanese dispute, has
had to publish abstracts from the organs of
the rial factlors and to lcae Its readers
to form their own conclusions. All this
creates an Impression that the Italian So
cialist party, which was united In adver
sity, is suffering severely from over-prosperity.
While these things are being done In the
North, the South does not present a spec
tacle of much greater concord. The Neapo-,
Iltan Socialists, nho have Just won the'r
spurs In the struggle against the Camnm.
arc also "anarchoids" that Is to say. antl
mlnisteriallsts and arc not in the odor of
sanctity at tho headquarters of the rirty
in Rome. Doctor Barato. a Sicilian So-iallst
of great abilitv and honesty, ha, moreover,
fallen foul of the chief Palcrraltan Social
ly Alessandro Tasci dl Cuto. whom he
wishes to he excluded from the party. Bar
bato. besides, has quarreled with Avanti. to
which he has addressed a violently Indig
nant letter. It Is to sayCncmfwy-p cmfwyp
nant letter. It Is not easy to see where this
process of disintegration will stop, but it
Is clear tnat unless something is done to !
arrest its progress the Milan Socialist party
win ?nuii oe imie more tnan a group ot
men divided by personal hatreds and jeal
ousies cf every sort.
An agitation for the payment of deputies
Is being set on foot in order to enabl
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LOOKING NORTH FROM .MAIN
William K. Kaanagh is the president of
the St. Louis Cotton Compress Company.
C. F. Fentress Is the superintendent. Mr.
Fentrets has been with the company twen
j tj--two years, having started as a clerk In
xne onice uamey I'leiminn, me waicn-
man, nas been with the company in tnis
Cap.icitv twont-seen jears. The company
I employs W) hands In the busy season.
Socialists who are now too poor to leave
tl elr local occupations to bear the expenses
of life In the capital If this proposal were
carried out it might be fatal to the remain
ing vestigo of cohesion In the party. At
present ccmparatlv e!y few Socialists can be
come candidates for Parlinment, because of
lack of means, but If the State were to pro
vide deputies with an income hundreds of
local professors and lawers who possess
the common Italian gifts of eloquence and
literary facillt. and who are each and all
convinced that the are rather better than
their party leaders, would attempt to oust
such lumlnirlcs as Turatl Ferrl. Bls.-olati
and others lrom their positions Thus in all
probabllit the Italian Socialist leaders will
ici-rn to tneir cost tnat it is a rar easier
thing to create a partv by agitation ard
b appeals to cluts hatred than to keep It
going when the absence of opposition re
motes all outward pressure on the party
nnd places It under an obligation to trans
late Its declamations Into some practical
Police Looking for Official of
United States Trust Company
Phlladelph'a, Juno 20 As a result of the
nsslsnment of the United States Trust Com
pany the police aro looklnjr for Henry IL
McDowell, its president, a member of the
New York bar, to arrest him on information
sworn to by Charles I Brown, assignee,
charKlnB him with larceny of Its securities
and embezzlement of Its funds to the ialue
It Is believed. howetcr. that McDowell Is
already on his way to Europe
McDowell was elected president of the
companv about six months ago
There were 10 OM shares of -nock at a par
value of J2j The first thing McDowell did.
It is said was to secure the authorization
of 10 OW additional shares with a face valuo
of $250.0X1, which were Riven to him for ne
gotiation In addition to this, when he was
made president, there were entrusted to
him securities to the value of $000.
To meet the expenses of the concern notes
were given. Tnese matured within the
last few days, nnd the amount n'cesary
to pav them could not be found by the
A meeting of the omcer- was called and
an assignment wa3 made Tuesday to
Charles L. "llrown
Mr Hrown. after an Investigation, de
minded a return of the securities, but was
informed that McDowell had left New
York for Boston Further Inquiries have
led him to the belief that the missing presi
dent has taken a steamer from New York.
The authorities of Boston and New York
have been requested to arret McDowell and
they have all steamers In port searched.
PASSING OF TRITE WORDS.
Expressions That Do Xot Stand
the Test of Time.
Words, like other things more substantia),
have their day and ceass to be. They catch
on, become trite, and finally disappear. At
tention is called to the fact by a writer in
?.Iunse's, who points out lhat tne no'ubi" ,
sjnonyms for ''fashionable" seem to hare '
nau a particularly upstauie career: i
Genteel" was long the expression In
vogue Two hurdred eirs azo Cotton
Mather described the Colonial society of ,
ftGW naven as ' genieei , ccitiu . --i, -Jane
Austin said that "there was not a.
genteel face" In the crowd, but who aa
"genteel" now except in joke? Then "irtvl
lsbT had its hripf dav. and "swagger" was
coined and met the fate It deserved. More I
iaiei "smart" became tne accepeea wora.
It was not wholly new, for Mls Austen
had used It In the same sense; buL Its hej
day began only with the last ten years or
so. Now. like so many other fashions, the
term has spread to the unfashionable, and
eo has sealed Its own doom.
Claimants Follow Commissioner to
Hit Home in Kaunas and
Try to Inllucnce Him
Washington June 20 Eugent T Ware,
the Kansas lawvrr and poet, who succeeded
H. Clay Eans as Commissioner of Pen
sions, has not been In olllee long enough to
make up his mind Just what policy to pur
sue toward veterans at.d attornes who
want him to O. K all claims for pensions,
or now to trent the wholesale advice he Is
getting to adopt retrenchment nd reform
as his watchword Mr Ware bellett.
howcer, that the number of pensions will
Boon rea'-li the million mark, which is con
strued by some to mean that he is to be
literal in considering the claims of veterans.
Commlsotoner Ware s belief In regard to
the ultimate size of the pension roll srems
to be borne ont bv tve figures, which Indi
cate that the rallllcn n dnt v. HI be retched
In tre course of the nevt year A special
statement thnt was rrmcie up at the request
of the Commitsioner showed a total of S33.
JO: pensioners on the rcll at the close of
the month of April The Ma reports are
not jet in but 11 the time the increases for
tbit month and June are idded to the list
it is thought likely tint the total will be
wel. up in the Inst thousurd necessary to
Slinulnh Anr Vint.
Shou'd Congrcs adopt some legis'atlon
favoriblc to pensions next ear, or soon
thereafter, there would ba-no wa of telling
how many pensioners Frcle Sam would
have on his roil. It ina surprise si rie to
know that there are now pending in the
Pension Office 5 2.H claims icr pensi-ns of
which C3.C11 are due to the war with Spain.
Commissioner Ware was asked If he llk-M
his new olilce. The Kansas man tipped baelc
In his chair, stroked his cnln theugnttully
and conslder-d for a full momert Finally,
in r hesitating and uncertain wav, he sal .1
l-rs I .jucss I like It ibout as mucn as
I would an goernmcnt place I bate not
escaped any of the unpleasant annojances
that I used to think were reserved xclu
slelv for lav.ers '
The new Commissioner is having a diffi
cult time in tolng not to la down a pol cy
fo- considering pension matte-s. He has
been pursued by a perfect army or attor
ney and Grand Arm of the Hepublic men
and b people on the other side of the ques
tion, who want to Influence him one wa or
the other He sas the actually follow
1.1m out to Kansas and to to reach him
through his wife and even more distant
Will Let Policy Develop.
Mr. Aare is finding out that a lot of
peopl are vltall mte-estcd in knowing
v hether he propocs to administer the pen
sion laws In a liberal or narrow spirit. He
proposes, however, to let his poltci eUrvelop
as he goes along with his work As he
ca s, he Is merely sitt'ng at his desk, dis
posing of cases as they come up, and those
who want to know what his polic Is will
have to learn It b Judging of his action In
the various claims Commissioner Ware
sals that the magnitude of the advice
offered to him by people who want to influ
ence him in this, regard Is only equaled by
the volume of stuff that was printed at the
time of his appointment as successor to H.
Cla Ei ans.
"I got hundreds and hundreds of clip
pings." said Mr Ware, "and I read them
all, every one. I read until I was tired, and
then I hired a professional reader, who
worked while I rested. It was an avful big
Job, but we got through with It. No. I didn't
attempt to correct the fake stories that
were printed about me. but accepted them
all, good and bad alike."
Curious Frauds That Have Been
Practiced on Sons of
London Tit Bits
A curious case of fraud was recently In
vestigated at Birmmgl am Tho man who
stood In the dock had been arrested for
starting bogus missionary societies The
subscriptions which he had obtained for
missionary purposes he had calmly appro
priated to his own use.
The Gladstone National Mlsslomr So
ciety was his last enterprise. Its ooject. ac
coroing to his circulars, being to send mis
sionaries and trained mission nurses into
the slums. To obtain suttsciiptlons he had
written to all the highest parsonages in the
kingdom, even to tne King and Queen.
Upon him were found letters from the
Queen and the Princess of Wales, besides
many bishops and statesmen.
This Is the second recent case of attempt
ed fraud upon our own roal familj. A feu
weeks ago a man entereo. a well-krown
Strand bank and attempted to cash a cneck
bearing the signature of the Keeper of the
Privy Purse. Some suspicion was arousea.
and when the man observed this he Immedi
ately bolted, and was onl caught after a
most exciting chase. The check was found
to be a forgery.
King Edward has been more fortunate
than his nephew, the Kaiser. The latter.
alwavs enterprising, alike In business as in
statesmanship, trusted, some jears ago, a.
large part of his private fortune to a cer
tain banker for Investment. This banker
was esteemed a most brilliant financier, and
was lmpllcltb trusted by many members of
tho German Rojal House beside the Kaiser.
He suddenly disappeared, and a few davs
later his dead boav was found in tho river.
Then it camo out that his affairs were In a
state of great confusion. He had speculated
with the money Intrusted to him nnd lost
nearl every penn.
Mho actual loss to the German rojal fam
ily Is said to have been over a quarter of a
million, the only member escaping being
Prince Henry. The story goes, however,
thnt the Kaiser made good the losses of his
relatives out of hu own purse, so that he
alone was the victim of his misplaced con
fidence. Up to quite recent jears the swindling
that went on among tho lower oltlctals of
many courts in Europe was almost bejond
belief. As an example It mav be stated
that the perquisites lrom a single hanquet
given on the occasion uf the Austrian Em
peror's Jubilee amounted to !yOi The chief
cock of the Emperor calculated that out
ot the 1,230.000 francs ppent v early on the
Imperial table no less than half a million
franco went Into the pockets of officials and
Matters were quite as bad In Spain, and
almost equally so In Italy. King Humbert
was cheated out of at least 15000 a jear
over food alone. At the Spanish Court It
had become a custom that no bottle of
wine taken from the cellar should be re
turned If unused, and that the same
should hold good with groceries taken from
It was the present King's mother who at
last put her foot down upon this ruinous
extravagance, wun tne result mac cue
roval cooks struck In a body.
When the little Princess Y'olande was
born her father the King of Italy, forbade
any presents to be given. But there was
such an outcry In Rome about this edict
that at last he was Induced to permit the t
cradle. This was offered by the Major and
a delegation from the municipality. Soon
afterwards.lt came out that the gold-nlth
who had made the cradle had been ptld
but a small part of Its cost. Who had re
ceived the money was not clear, but even
tually the King had to pay out of his own
pocket the cost of Rome's gift to his little
Ono of the most extraordlmry and mys
terious frauds ever perpetrated on a King
was the theft of the Jewels of the grand
father of the present Queen of Holland.
Who the thieves were was never ascer
tained. One day the official In wiose
charge wan the case containing the gems
was found lying Insensible on the floor. He
had been drugged and so severely that he
never completely recovered. The Jewelp
were all gone.
A reward of fo.COO elicited no response
until two years later n Frenchman namrd
Jean Homage appeared at the Dutch Em
bassy In Washington and ottered to restore
the stones If the reward wer paid. This
was agreed to. and the man pointed out
a spot in Greenwood Cemetery. Brooklyn,
where he said the gems were burled. There
they were found and brought back and are
now reset and worn by the present Quetn
Greatly jRedocedl Cost
The Provident Savings Life Assurance Society of New York
The St. Loiuis Reipotolle
Unite in a Progressive Business Movement.
C O t. J J d O J 3
The Republic lias arranged with the Provident Savings Ute Assurance So
ciety of New York, one of the lending old line life insurance companies, to furnish
life insmance at a greatly nduced e-ost. Under the new plan The Republic
enables policy holders to save half the trciuium on every policy issued, so the
cost ot carrjinjj the policy K reduced one-half.
Tor examp'p pc-son :"0 jears old can carry from 50 to ?2oO Insuranca
by p lyniR from 10 to r.O cents at the end of ejcli month. A Mmilar policy taken
out iu one of tliv ind "-lu.il fo.upauies would net onlj wt much more, but
the premiums vwm'it La'.e to be laid in advance the firs-t of eaeli week. By The
Republic plan jen line the insurance for a who'.c mouth and then save half
ThN U ln'crniedi-iie moraine. It embodies the bet features of the regu
lar life policies for I'.e amount-. The herchts. can po to wife and family,
father or nioth'-r. bioihir or s.hter. t-ou or ri.ii'Kuter. as may be desired; or
the au ko to the estate of the pule I-Mdi r. to be used as- a burial fund, or
they can constitute a spoiaI legacy to anv pirticular person.
The policy provide, for payment of the full amount of insurance from the
tery beginning of the policy term. In the t.e of policies for small amount.
Nsucd by other companies, the.e is onlv a partial ps.wnent in case of death
during the first car of the policy. Tins polii ci'r- for lull payment at ence,
eten if deatli occurs the day after the policy is del'ered.
Cash sujreuler values are allowed under the lolicy after the first three
years. Generally the ho'ders of policies for Miiall amounts tin get a cash
pnment on surrender of a po hy only at the end of fifteen or twenty years.
The policy holder has to pay no
outla.v being coveted b the monthly
effecting policies have been in.'de as
As many as five different persons can be insured in iaih l.oirehdd it the
ages are not under ten or over sKty years. The amount of inui:uirp which
can be secured on each policy under The Ilepuullc l'rovijent plan is graded ac
cording to age. At 30 tirs, $7 to s;!T.": at 0 ears. ?C3 to Jol3; at :) a:s,
?50 to ?2T0; at 40 yeirs, $40 to 200; at ."u years. $.'jr, to MJ5; at .vears. :lij
to ?!0. intermediate amounts m the same latio are given for the ages between
10 and 20, 20 and 30, etc.
The Republic saves half of every premium under its new plan of life Insur
ance, because Its methods ut down the cost of getting ami c?.r;ing psKcIes.
Thin Is accomplished b dispensing entire! with an espersvo toice of in
surance solicitors, collectors, nunngcrs of olhces, etc. Ti.c IJepubiie"-. rcgulir
force of subscription canvassers and colleclor attend to tit's vm rk, thTuby
caving half the cost of administration. Tnis savirg K eiT-cted for the b-'ntfit of
the policy holders. It is a large economy pioduced ry ti.c application of mod
ern methods of organization and system. The. policy bplder s-',s ''- whole
benefit, so the insurance ptemium is cut down fifty per cent.
The Provident Savings Life Assurance Society rinks among the strongest
and best life insurance companies in America. Its bdsjness policy Is safe, con
servative and wiFely progressive. It Is because of these facts that it lias been
selected by The Republic to carry out the new insurance plan. Doubls protec
tion Is sc,cund where a newspaper, with a record of successful ami contiuusus
publication for nearly a century, is connected with the insurance contiact.
The Republic could not afford to offer life insurance unless it knew the com
pany v.rlting the policies to be absolutely sound nnd unquestionably respons
ible. It unhesitatingly commends the Provident Savings I ife Assurance So
ciety; commends it not only upon tne basis of the business statement the com
pany makers public, which is given elsewhere, but upon the basis cf tho mora
minute and detailed statement submitted under o.-.tli to the ilissoiui State Su
perintendent of Insurance, and finally, on the bnis rf the subjoined crtllicnte
given by Hon. C. P. Kllertie of Sr. Louis, late Missouri Superintendent of In
surance and a spccial.st of national reputation in all matters re'ating to insur
C. P. ELI.ERBK.
Attorney ond Counselor at latr.
61G Walnwrlght Bldg.
St Louts. June Uth. ZXZ.
Publishers. George Knapp & Co , City:
Gentlemen In response to jour Inquiry, I beg to say that since Its organization
I have been more or less familiar with the buslress and condition of the Provident
Savings Life Assurance Soclet of New York.
Hec6ntly I made careful inquiry Into Its affairs ond as a result of my investiga
tion I am entirely satisfied as to the standing of the company. Its' financial condi
tion, the correctness ot its business methods and its abllltv to carry out its con
tracts. Yours very truly,
C. P. ELLEHEE.
PROVIDENT SAVINGS LIFE ASSUR
STATEMENT JANUARY 1st, 1902.
Reserve for Policy Holders $4,160,313.00
The Provident Savings Life Assurance So
ciety has paid to policy holders, including
amount now held for their benefit,
The new plan is open to all. Complete information
will be furnished any one. Call at The Republic office
and ask for an application blank, or drop a. postal and
a representative will visit you at your home or place of
THE REPUBLIC SAVES YOU HALF
OF EVERY PREMIUM.
fee for medical examination, his entire
premiums; and all the arrat gemects for
simple as it is pa--sihl? to make them.
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