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and it befits 1913 by $75,000,000.
Net earnings are $11,000,000, which is no small hunk of cash to slice into pieces and pass around among stock holders. - yNot many people wilffeel sharp pain over Mrs. Armour's loss through burglary of her favorite rope of pearls on reading that the $11,000, 000 net earnings are an increase over 1914 of $3,491,000. The divi dend now is 55 per cent on the $20, 000,000 of capital stock, which is a jump from the 37.55 per cent of 1914 and the 31.41 per cent of 1913. Anybody with a vague fear that J. Ogden Armour or Mrs. Armour or any of the little Armours are in dan ger of going to the poorhouse or shoving lead pencils and shoestrings at passers-by on the downtown streets should notice that Armour & Co. balance sheet shows lands, build ings and machinery valued at $51, 302,577; refrigerator and other cars, $4,162,000; investment in allied companies, $8,000,000. Debts of lit tle butchers, grocers, hotels and res taurants and others to Armour & Co. is over $54,700,000. Cash on hand takes several small vaults or a single large one to hold it It's $8,401,470. Lest anyone imagine that J. Ogden Armour is the whole works and the big cheese of the Armours because he gets into the papers oftener than any of the others, it should be stated there are other Armours. There is Charles W. and A. Watson and Lau rence H. and Philip D. Armour, all of 'em on the newly-elected board ol directors. No wage raise announcement has come from Armour & Co. Looks like they ain't going to imitate the TJ. S. Steel Co. and Pullman Co. in 10 per cent wage raise announcements. Health Commissioner Robertson's recent raport showed no decrease of the baby death rate out around the stockyards. Statistics of Aid. John CL Kennedy before U. S. industrial relations commission still holds. : Seven times as many babies under two years of age die in the packing house district as a mile away over on the lake shore in the houses where they draw salaries and have enough to eat An item of $156,000 for a pension m system is noted in the Armour & Co. annual report Nothing about high er wages or fewer baby funerals back o' the yards. o o JUDGE PUTS SOFT PEDAL ON BIG 'COIN FOR WIVES Abandoned wives need not expect the court of domestic relations to give them such allowances from hubby's salary that they may live in elegance, at least not while Judge Hopkins rules over this court Mrs. Catherine Zuncker had a case in domestic relations court to day. She accused her husband, Vette Zuncker, 220 N. Green st, son of the wealthy packer, Prank Zuncker, 2312 N. Kedzie av., of abandonment and wantedta big monthly allowance. Catharine was 16 and Vette 18 when they wedded two years ago. They lived together but three months. Vette took the drink cure and they tried it again and again separated. Vette says he gets but $20 a week, his wjfe says he gets $30. Judge Hopkins opined $7 a week should be enough to keep her. The judge said he was opposed to giving abandoned wives more than what was actually necessary for a living. Zuncker says he has had to work from 6:15 a. m. till 5:30 p. m. and would, when he came home all tired, always find his wife wanting him to take her out for the evening. He says she once told him she could get better men than he to live with. ' o o New York. Imperial Chancellor Von Bethmann-Hollweg personally informed the United Press that at no time during his recent indisposition has Kaiser Wilhelm been confined to his bed.