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Dt-Rixa the month of April S.cn,4Gl
pounds of fresh beef, valued at $821,4:11,
wer exported from the United State?.
Tratek's oil works Brooklyn, New
York, were destroyed by tire on Sunday
morning. The loss eUruaUd at $400,
000. Thk bill for a Southern Illinois pc-ui-tenUry
makes it the duty ot the commis
sion tolacate the Institution to select a
site containing not less than one hundred
acres of ground.
The Illinois senate has refused to con
cur In the house bill to reduce the salary
ot the railroad and warehouse commis
sioners, and the salary will remain as
Trok. IUj.et, cliict of the national
entomological commission, has lust
closed a three weeks' examination in
Texa and Kansas of the grasshoppers,
ne says there Is no fear of their ravages
Washington specials say that govern'
ment otticlals do not attach much iui
portanoe to the reports ot filibustering
expeditions to iuvade northern Mexico.
The government, however, will take the
proper precautions to enforce the neu
trality laws with regard to Mexico as
to any other power with which wc are
As 'intimate lrlend" ot Senator
Blaine has been telling what he knows
ot the senators sentiments on the presi
dent's bouthern policy. This, "intimate
friend'1 says Mr. Blaine is bitterly op
posed to Hayes' Southern policy, and
that he will oppose it to the end, even if
there should not be another Republican
in the senate with him. He believes
Haves' ingratitude to the Republicans ot
South Carolina and Louisiana is simply
The people ot Louisiana are supremely
happy over their deliverance from car-pet-bag
rale, and are confident and hope
ful of the near future. Hon. Randall
Gibson, member of congress lrom that
state, speaks cheerfully ot the improved
condition ot aHuirs In that state. Since
Packard's overthrow state bonds have
advanced from CO to Si, and it is confi
dently expected they will be at par In
less than alx weeks. A better teeling
prevails among the people, and many of
them have set t work repairing their
homes. Real estate has advanced twenty
five per cent. Indeed, lrom present indi
cations Louisiana will shortly be the
most prosperous ot all the Southern
states. Well may her people the tax
payers and business men, feel a reliet at
being relieved ot the scourge ot carpel
The strongest lobby since the days of
tbp apnatnrsl vnt.t anaomrile-il at Spring
field on Tuesday in the Interest of the
bill authorizing an equalization of tax as
sessment on the capital stock of railroad
companies. This bill is known a? senate
bill 114, having been passed by the senate
some ten days or two weeks ago. The
Grangers are opposed to the bill on the
ground that it will release the railroad
companies of the state from paying three
and a half millions of dollars of taxes
now In delinquency. By a careful count
of the house, the railroad people have as
certained that they lack just six of
enough votes to pass the bill, and hence
this Immense lobby. The lobby consists
ot railroad presidents, directors and at
torneys from all the leading cities of the
Kast and West. The Grangers held a
caucus on Monday night and resolved to
stand firm in opposition to the bill, and
if they stick to their pledges it will fail to
pafs. The railroad people, however,
will move heaven and earth to carry It
OMETH15SU ABOr 1 HEWNPAPEKI.
That the Americans are a reading
people is manifest by the ttatistics of the
newspaper press of the country, as
given in the newspaper directory for
1877, Just Issued by S. M. I'etlngill &
Co., the well-known advertising agents
of New York, Boston and Philadelphia.
There are reported in It the names, char
acter (political, agricultural, religious,
medic!, etc.) and names ot publishers
of no less then 783 dailies, 73 trl-weeklles,
J2 semi-weeklies, 6,000 weeklies, 122
semi-monthlies, 771 monthlies, 16 bi
monthlies and 60 quarterlies, published
in the United States and the British
American provinces. The directory
shows the number of each ot these
editions whlon are pubUtrtied in each
state, territory and province.
The book contains 37G pages, and em
brace an Immense amount of valuable
information, showing great labor and
care in Its collection and preparation. It
gives all necessary tacts for an advertis
er to know about 8,574 publications,
w Lite it Is alio Interesting aud valuable
lor the general reader, the student of
American periodical literature, and the
observer of American institutions. The
book la sold at the low price of SI r
UAJtriK-a MAuaxist: row J ike
Harper's Magazine lor June U a beau
tiful number ; and tor the uniform excel
lence of lu Illustrations aud the variety
and Interest ol Its reading matter, it de
tents cotumeut as being a atxp in
advance- of anything hitherto under
The readers ol the Maga;im will find
If r. Benjamin's paper on contemporary
art In Ueraaaay even more novel and in
teresting ttiaa bis previous contributions
on English and French art. lie gives a
COM but satisfactory accouut of the
art schools ti Munich, Vienna and tter.
lis ; and toe text Is Illustrated with repro
duotkMisof tLebtst pictures by German
artists, and with portraits of KaulUiLh,
Piloty, Lcnliach, Max, Dctregger,' Ma
kart and Knaus. The illustrations rep
reent the best work of leading Amcrt
No thorough description has tvf
hitherto been published of the Androf
croggin lakes, and Mr. Kdwln Abbott's
paper on this subject, with Its pictur
esque Illustration!?, will show that the
region has unusual attraction for the ar
tist as well a the sporUmau.
.Since the performance at ll.iyreuth ol
Wagner's' Nkbclungeu Ring trilogy,
there has been unusual popular Interest
In the story of Nlcbeluugen Lay, Iu
this number Miss Led a M. Scbooumaker,
ft cultivated German writer, gives a very
graphic outline of the story and Its
principal characters, which are also ren
dered by the masterly pencil of Mr.
Frederick s In eight cflectivs illustra
tions. Mr. v illiam A. Unking contributes a
paper also linely Illustrated on the
"Wheeler Survey in Nevada."- He de
scribes the work of the survey, and the
wonders ot lake Tahoc and Virginia
Oibralter its history, it natural lea
tures, and its modern political and mill
tary eigmticance is the sumeet or a
paper as Interesting as a romance, by
George M. Towel. The illustrations are
drawn by Samuel Coleman, the artist,
who lias done himself and the subject
Those who have read with so much In
terest Mrs. Treat's paper on "Ou r Fa
miliar liirds" will heartily welcome Mr,
fl. P. Minot's attractive and excellently
illustrated paper on "Bird's Nests."'
Lovers of downwright humor will be
delighted wiln Marc. L Cook's story,
Moses Climer's Business" illustrated
by Abbey so grauhically presented that
it seems more like reality than the fiction
that ot course it L.
Dr. John W. Draper continues his im
portant series of illustrated papers, "Fop-
ular .Exposition ot some Seentiflc Experi
ments," treating in this number the
methods of bringing phantom impres
sions into view, aud the phosphorscence
ot diamonds and other bodies.
Fiction has, as usual, its generous .al
lotment of space. Charles Reade's re
markable novel "A Woman-Hater" and
Blackmcrc's "Ercma" arc continued.
Mrs. Frank McCarthy's short story,
"The Professor's Victim," is well told,
and is novel as it is dramatic. A large
installment of Julian Hawthorne's
Garth" full of interesting dramatic
situations concludes this very original
Mrs. Mane, the author of "Israftl,"
contributes a poem, entitled "A Dream
land Citv.'' Miss Fannie It. Robinson's
"AnOrdcr for a Camjo" li a poem o
thoughtful meaning. Win. Gibson, in
his ooem "La I'esta dello Statute" en
ters fully Into the spirit of the festival
The editorial department turnish, as
usual, a well-organized body of enter
talning and Instructive matter.
The 4 n lr aud Vlurennes Hnllronl
(iilrk I'lini) in tlx, t.nsl - TJif '. null
VK.K.nml the (ravel Imii( from
lite .ortti nul Moulli.
Jndiaxapou--, Ixd., May 13, 1ST7.
To tii Editor of the Cairo liixi stini
LtAK Sir On a tour of the Sunny
South, visiting the Hot Springs, New
Orleans and Texas, for some months
past, wc found ourself on our return a
lew days since in your noted Cairo, Illi
ntln, from whence the question
occurred to me. how shall
shall we proceed north or east, this city
of the Iloosicr state being tho objective
point. Our attention was called to the
CAIRO AND VI.NCKNXE3 RAILWAY
route, aud on yesterday morning
at; live o'clock we found our
self on board the com
fortable cars of eaid Cairo and Vincennes
road. Seven-thirty o'clock finds us at
Stone Fort, doing ample justice to a
beafsteak, (wo wish the like ol which
could always loom up beioro us on our
travels over the American continent ', and
Just here allow us to say, another just
such, hard-to-beat, dining house the
traveler will find at Martin, Tennessee).
Through j lovely section of Illinois.
12:21 o'clock finds us at Vincennes, Indi
ana, where, In the Union Depot hotel,
kept by Mass & Watson, the traveler
finds another house of comfort, and
worthy of being mentioned.
A CHOICK OK ISOl'TKS.
From Vincennes the traveler has the
choice of the Terra Haute route for In
dianapolis, reaching here bythatreute
at 8:30 p. in. We choose the Ohio and
Mississippi railway route. Leaving Vin
cennes at 1:15 p. m., reachen Seymour
at 5:2u p. m.; left Seymour at 57 p. m.
by fast traiu tor Louisville, and reached
this city at 8 o'clock, p. m., or by the
same traiu wc could have been at.Louis
ville, Kentucky, or n Cincinnati by 6:30
P. m. All this is to be
doue by kaviug Cairo at 5 o'clock
a.m.;anatluslsto bo of thousands of
Collar of value to Cairo.
'WHERE 1)10 VOL lOMtlUOM
To-day," was a-ked of me in the edita
rial rooms or the iudiauapolls Sentinel
at about 'J o'clock lat night, and when I
suq : r rom Cairo, Illinois, tAucts day.
light this morning," they bind to make a
note ol it. The travel to the
SOI Jit AXli SOlTHWfcST,
As well as from that country is to be
imiiu n-e. The Hot Spring of Arkansas
are to draw the great, flow
of travel ' List tind West, North
aud South. The Cairo and
Vhueunes railway route, the Baden
Baden of America! Hot Springs of
Arkansas ! Cairo, Illinois, the gateway
lor all this travel. Betides there Is the
great tikl flow of emigrants destined
for Arkansas and Texas. Cairo, Illinois.
Is the tistuf si gateway thjftugU which
this Immense travel must flow, and the
t-'airo and Vincennes railway route, If
properly herai'fcd, will fill your city
With Uw great bulk ol this travel. "A
word to the wise," etc. On this subject
I promise to bo heard from again. :
'V Tours, etc.," A TorftieT.'
. - -
, A Russian Defeat..
Alirr r.ihi llimn Mural riahlln
tlic HnmlitiK lire lleleistetl Hh
ltn l , Kill! Wowinlert.
London cable ncw..under date of the
Utti, say a special from Batouni Friday
midnight says about five o'clock in the
morning the Russians, largely augment
ed, advanced with field artillery and
made a lurious alta k opon tlie heights,
defending Baloum oil the land side,
occupied by Bashi-lla.otiks. The Otto
man troops were entrenched nnd
opened a terrible and well-sustained fire
ot cannon and musketry which literally
mowed the Russians down In swaths.
They fell by scores ami hundreds on the
plain below the Turkish positions. Pur
nig their attempts to make way against
this fire a body of 'I urkish horse and
foot, taking advantage of a thick forest,
broke forth upon the flank ot the Russian
column aud effected great slaughter, the
Muscovites being upon ground perfectly
open aud having no cheice but to tight
or ily. In a short time the spot which
was the scene of this flank movement
became covered with dead aud dying
Russians. But the enemy quickly brought
up reinforcements and the battle was
renewed with much determination for
many hours by tho assailants; but tc
wards midday their artillery fire grad
ually slackened and they at length
wiUidrew, alter siiDi-ring considerable
Josses. An eve witness to this important
engagement testified that the Ottoman
soldiers t chaved admirably, lhry had,
however, during a great part of the
action the advantage of entrenchment on
liizli grounds aud due to this tact, no
doubt, it it that their losses compared to
the Russians were luslgnincant.
Tin Tikarajh's Ilatouni dispatch.
dated Saturday, fcays the victory was won
by the extraorumary courage of the
Bashl-Bazouks. The dead and wouuded
Russians exceed 4,000. The engage
ment lasted over eight hours' actual
fighting. The lat of the Russians did
not withdraw until near midnight. The
Russians lost many guns. The only
Turk'sh officer of note killed was Khar
limUcy, major ol regulars.
Old Ben Wnde Jlonrn, for ' The Mnu
Hon. M. F. Wade's tender solicitude
for th colored man iu his "bitterness ot
soul" letter has prompted some inriuisi
ive person to search All. waae's recoru
aud see it he has always been so anxious
on the subject. A speecn which lie de
livered in the senate in lsW lias Wen dis
interred, in which this suggestive para-
rapu appears: "there is in these
United Ststes a race of men who are
poor, weak, umutluential. incapable
ot takuitt care ot themselves, l mean
the free negroes, who are ueepiseu ay
all. repudiated by all ; outcasts upon
the lace of the earth, wunout auy iuuit
of theirs that I know of; but they are
the victims ot a d?ep rooted prejudice,
and 1 do not stand here to argue whether
that prejudice bo right or wrong. I
know such to be the fast ; it is there im
movable. It Is perfectly Impossible that
these two races can inhabit the same
place and 1)6 prosperous and happy. I
see that this species of population are
just as abhorent to the Southern states,
aud perhaps more so, than to the North.
Many of those states ore now, as I think,
passing most unjust laws to drive these
men oil or to subject tnem to Mavery.
They are Hocking now iuto the tree
states, and we hive objections to them."
As a rcmedv, Mr. Wude advocated send
ing the blacks to the tropic, where, as
the Liberia experiment has i-hown, they
would soon become extinct.
My Coal Miner PoUnned y Jenl
on I u I nliurrn.
A special telegram to the Chicago
Tribune ol the 15th says that the coal
miners of tiiat pla'e who struck some
time ago, and whose places were sup
plied with new men and who subse
quently were for the most part ta!:cn
back so that only 100 of the new nu n
were retained, have lor a long time been
kept seperate from the black-legs as the
new men were called lest trouble occur
from their jeslousy. Ol late, however,
the two gangs have been allowed to
mingle aud to-day the rankling hate
found expression by 6omo of the old
miners poisoning the food in the dinner
buckets ot the new ones and to-night
some sixty of these unfortunates are in
the throes of agony and many of them
will die from the effects of the poison
and the lives ol all hang upon a thread.
Arsenic was the drug used, but in some
case8wasso plentifully administered as
to counteract its action. The whole mat
ter Is a mystery, and it is not even
known how or what article of food the
the dose was placed in.
ttluHierlna Blaln nl Rullvr Pre
paring lor War ou tlte President.
The WaHliington correspondent o the
Courier-Journal says there is no question
oi the fact that Mr. Blaine is deeply irri-taU-d
with the administration, aud will
strike, at it whenever he get3 a good
chance. The ground ot hli onslaught
will be the president's policy in Louisi
ana and South Carolina, and Mr. Blaine
will lead the dissatistled elemeut. But
ler will play the same part in the house
that Blaine dots in tho . senate. The
muttcilngs ot this storm have already
had a marked ellect upon the policy of
thu president. This rebellion has
had much to do In causing the
postponement oi the extraordinary ses
sion, and it has also led the president to
abandon the idea with which he entered
his oilice, of making nonpartisan ap
poiulmeuts in the South. I speak on
unquestionable authority iu staling that
the president has concluded to make his
appointments, as a general it not au in
variable rule, from the party which uu
ported his election, 4Xhai'ftcutof such a
rule is to confine him to a very bad cle
ment iu the South, aud 1 think some ot
bis appointees may fail of confirmation
by the senate. Th idea f, ot oourso, to
reconcile the radical extremists to
what has been done iu Louisiana.
Mexican , Pattle Tb1eves.
Tbe BulthluK or Amerlcau Jlnl bo
lalo VVatthuigtoii telegrams say. that
instructions have been sent our rniuUter
at tho City ot Mexico, who will givcf
particular attention to too subject o
ralJs Into Texas for cattle stealing with
a view of their prevention. Tho former
Mexican administrations were inefficient
to prevent such raids. The prenent is in
no better condition fur that purpose,
so J, therefore, it became a question how
far our government shall go for the pro
teetion ot our citizen on the border and
for the puuitihiuent ot offenders, Four ,
J-er ago when Uen. McKwule pursued
tbeie marauders iuto Mexico tho Mexi
can minister here strongly protested
against the Invasion of Mexican soil, but
our government gave no apology orex
cuss for that ollicer's conduct. The
feeling of the administration Is that our
cltKcns must bo protected from these
raids, If not by the Mexican government,
by our own, and therefore the conduct
of Gen. McKenzie nny become the pre
cedent tor action in the future.
Month Carolina Sltnaiion.
"II. V. R.," writing to the Cincinnati
Commercial, from Columbia, South tar.
olina, says: "To see large parties ot well
dressed ladles and gentlemen going tip to
the eapitol, visiting the senate and house,
calling on the governor, chatting with
the heads ot the departments, and mak
ing merry all about the dismal building ,
is a sight so new and novel as to Invite
attention. In all my experience in the
South Carolina eapitol. which has been
considerable in the past eight years, 1 have
never seen a ladv within the wails ol that
building until this week. This shows
with what abhorrence the whole tiling
was regarded by the white people. They
had as much aversion to their eapitol as
to a small-pox hospital. How changed !
Yesterday and to-day 1 have seen two or
three hundred ladies visiting the eapitol.
Seats have been provided lor them as
much as possible on the floor ot the two
houses, and the sight of so much style
and beauty among them makes the old
time colored legislator open his eyes in
Pay for the Army.
Drrtrl, Hor(a A Co., ,r H T,rt,
The secretary of war has received from
I'rexel. Morgan A. Co., of New York, a
proposition to furnish means at 5 or G
percent, interest per annum to pay the
army from the 1st of July until the army
appropriation bill is passed ; but the sec
retary declined the oiler ou the ground
that he cannot enter into such contract
without violation of law. He, however,
favors a plan to so advance pay to officers
of the army, but desires it understood
that the war department can have noth
ing to do with the transaction, which
must lie purely a private matter between
the officers and the firm. He expresses
a willingness to do all in his power to
aid such arrangement provided he can
do so without violating the law, and has
referred the question to the attorney
general as to what extent he can take
part in the transaction.
roBTr rABd Htrout: run rteue.
DR. C. PLANE'S
SYMPTOMS OF WORMS.
rpiIK countenance is pale and
.ntenance is pale an
olortd, with occasional
flushes, or a circumscribed sjot on
one or both cheeks ; the eyes become
dull ; U.ep'.ipihdilatc ; an azure semi
circle nms along the lower eye-lid;
the nose is irritated, swells, and some
times bleed ; ; a swell ing of the upper
lip; occasional headache, with hum
ming or throbbing of the ears ; an
unusuJ secretion of saliva; slimy or
furred tongue; breath very foul, par
ticulaily in tu inrning; at"ieiite
variable, son.c-t iines vortic ious, with a
gnawing sensation of the stomach, at
others, entirely gone; fleeting pains
in the stomach ; occasional nausea
ar. J vomiting ; vi 'lent pains through
out the aV.';ii-.-; ; L evels irregular,
at titms o-tive; 'tools slimy; not
nnfrcpiently ti ij'.-'i with Llood ;
belly swollen aivl lard ; urine tur
bid; respir.uio.i occasionally diffi
cult, and u ( oiiipiuiol ly hiccough;
cough sometime-, dry and convulsive;
unea.iy and ili;turh.,l sleep, with
grinding of the Uc'h ; temper varia
ble, but genei Jly irr.tuLle, cv:c.
Whenever th rhove symptoms
are found to o.i.t,
DR. C. MfLANTS VERMIFUGE
V.'ill certainly effect a cure.
IT UOr.S NOT CONTAIN' MfkCURT
n any form ; it i', r.i inno ent prepc
rat ion , not cuj jc :, vf Uvin tlte slight'
est injury to ,'if nut tnt icr infant.
Tlie genuine Dk. M. I.aj.i.'s V.r
MiiX'CE bears the signatures of C.
MVLxNEund 1 j.i..ii.o Li o -. on the
: o :
DR. C. rC?LANt-'S
Tlieo Pilli nr ; not reforurnendetl
as a renicly f'.r "jill tho ills that
flesh U hcir't V'li:t in uill-ctioiM of
the Liver, iui. 1 liud Uiliou.s ('om
phtiiitH, Dyspepsia ami Sick Head
ache, or di a l, (,f that tliuiaeter,
they ttand i:li;ut a rival.
AfiUK AM) FliVER.
No h -Iter eittliania can be U3ed
preparatory t , cndU-r taking Cui
tiino. Ad a timj li purgiitive they are
UK W A HE OI
nuiiie tiro never nugar
I'acli Ijox lias a red wax seal on
the lid, wiilj the impression Dlt.
M' L.tsK's LivF.it Tnxs.
l''ach wrapper bears theeignature;i
of (J. MVLane aud r'i.EMiso Ilitos.
rxdj by all respectable druggiiU
and country storekeepers generally.
St. Louio, Mo.
IH0B. A. EICE,
US. RICE. A
J. H. HUBWO0D,
FULL LIFE SCHOUKSHIPJ S8I 00
MOST Complete, Tboroufh asid l'raetlca
coirs of r-tudy in the t'uited 8tatea a
"iinpeutiljle to every yuuua "js e4ti
barking ca lBeaea of life.
THU9.A.KICE, A. M
,1. I. B .
etVEHTESKTH All MO At IX&TIKEHT
LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
Ol' 1HK IHIT 111 TTI,
I'M Brosdwny N. Y.
Uinrv It. Hi nt, I'ret I If nt.
I'vr the Year ending lre. .11 , l7.
NrtMSctt, Jin. 1, l?Tii tT.tjTT.i.W fl
Ireminm T , r.i 4 . 1 .11 s
lnterrstt ami lent i.pJUi 3'.' ,7
Claim! bydrath anil
derv ; value! nd
IHvideml on capital.
(tate, Coanty and
chace i.f coiiiiuib
aiooe, acenry t
Ibmi, and jjhyfci
$alaris,law ex n
cbanfre Ailvt'ttieing, print
nijf, builUioif .ami
a.""o It,? ti
r.i ,;i l
Kt.Wi (4 0,H;5,4-,2 fit
Nil cash ajisftt, Dec. .11 )fT0
Ikmils nnl mort-
irpe - tl' ,.'37.'2'.l 1
,-al rsurr in New
York and llo-Ioti,
and pnrcbaiwl Du
L". 8. Stocks and
by tne ! of the
hi at. ol New York
Stal tc... .....
Ioana weured 1T
Doited states and
elite anl muoic
pal bnd and
by the laws of the
slateof New York
aiona Caib oo hand, in
banks at I other
Balance of agent's
1'41''l j M)
100, l!l I f,
Intcrettt and rents
due and accrued...
rremiunis due and
Market value of
stocks over com
and premium '.on
gold on hand
1.8N 211 M
Tnlnl aeti. I"C. 31. liCB.
Total liabilities, lncludinir rearvc
tor.,reinsurnce oi all existing
policies ............ .
Total Undivided Surplus) over
Total Liabilities O,&O3,703
Comiuted undivided turpliis on
Toutiae policies over Ugal re-
srve - $4,2i'l,Wj oi
New businens in ls7t, ".S'-'s poli
cies souring.. ti',0-Ji,'.77 w
Ouutandlng rioks i;.:,io,t)) vj
From the undivided surplus, exclusive of
i,i)uo reeened by the tl nance commillee for
continftencies, reveniionsry dividcndH will be
declared available on settlement of next annual
premium; to participating policies.
'1 he valuation o. the polities ut'-Undintr has
been made on the American Experience lutj.e,
the legal sUndan, of the suu of .Sew 1 ork.
Oxo. W. I'uiixira,) a .
J. ti. VMtifi. ) uries.
The report of the superintendent of the insur
ance department of the slate of New York
(made alter an examination iuto the condition
of the society, which occupied the chiel exam
iner of the department, with ten of bis ac
countants nearly three monUm,) concludes as
' The examination has been the niort thor
ough and searching character, and the suru
tendrnt bHitves that no corporation doing an
insurance business bait been subjected to sever
er u-su man mis society nas, noming naving
been taken for granted, but every item, both of
aascts and luibiliuea, conKieutiHUsly and ex
uaunUvely scrutinized. To accjmuluh tLia i
l'orse of ten persona, under tne chief examiner
or the department, nas lieen steadily engaged
lor nearly threa months. 1 bs tupennien i ent
is much r rati lied at beiuar able to stste that the
result of this investication shows the complete
solvency of the institution; and that if the
same energy and ability and display in It
management and conduct from this time, as in
the poi-t. a career of solid commercial prosiier
ity is before it. Joim If. omttm.
Therepertof a committee on pfilicy holders
and representatives of policy holders (after an
examination extending over a period of more
than two months, assisted by a full corps of
exrts and tccountaats) concludes as follows:
"1 be business of this society lias been con
ducted with ability, energy and system, and
iu unpara'leled growth since incorporated in
IVj'i, counting, it as it doea, nearly a i? iy ),')
assets and about y,"JO,v surplus profits, ac
cording to the society's statement, shows un
common indUBtry and vigor on tlie part of its
chief officers and directors, and in the opinion
of this commute, plaoee tlie r.uaitable Lite
Ansurance o iety in te Iront rank 4 the in.
KlliuuoiiS of its kind. All of woi-h Is re-.jn-t.
"E. I). Morgan,
Win A. Whieloci, B. U Sherman.
Charles .S . Smith, Morris K . Jesup.
Cornelius N. rllus, .1. M Morrison,
C. U. t'rancklyn, t". I. Tappen,"
The full report of the superintendent of In
surance aud the fullreport of the committee of
policy holders and repieaentatlves of policy
hoi der. have been printed in pamphlet form,
and may be obtained by application to the so
ciety ro any of the agents throughout the
I'm ted States snd Canada.
1 he folic wing is the report of the finance and
executive committee of the society.
"the thorough investigation into the aBir
and condition of the KUitable Life Ansurance
society by the insurance department of the etate
of New York, aud by a coiumiitu of polit y
holders and reprenentativesjof policy holders has
not relaxed in the slightest degree the custo
mary examinations by the standing and special
twmmiiiesa on tne oouru ot ui rectors.
Jn presenting the society, for lb7l, the finance
couiiiiitee sutui mat they nave uuring tnat year
given much attention and labor to the considera
tion of the system by which the bnsiuess el
thd aocisty is condm ted and its expenses regu
lated! and have directed the enforcement of all
rules, and methods for bringing down?the ex
pen, of the society to, and continuing the
same, at the lowest standard consistent with the
grertest eOiuieucy in the administration ol' its
'1 tie undivided surplus fund of the bociety i
much larger than is rwmutite tor the eontinu,
sue of the dividends to policy holders, with
out diminution, and in order to guard agalns
even unexpected depreciation .in investment
the committee have
Jteaolvcd. ihateitfht hundred thousand dol
lars of the said undivided surplus be withheld
from division among policy holders until the
fui tber order of the committee, or of the board
to cover any possible loss arising lrom the val
ue of real estate and other securities.
the rxiuitable Life Assuianca society bus
duriuir the tiaatsix inontha (a neriod of unex
ampled depression in business and linancc), un
dergone, through its owa eommitteesthe insur
ance department oithe state and policy holder's
committee, examinations, for the thoroughness
of detail and scrutiny in all departments oi its
auairs, unprecedented in the history ol corpor
Ueo. T. Adee Geo. P. Xorgan.t Com
lames Low II. f. Spauliliug I uiittoe
nance. i-araer iianuy it. a, uuriuut
Win. H.Fogg J. A. Stewart
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