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it DESTROYING THE OUflRENOY.f low Mutilated Money Is Disposed ot and the Circulating; Medium Hrnewed. Nearly every working-day In the vcar, nt about two o'clock In tho afternoon a queer procession may bo seen threading its way through cer tain dark corridors of the United States Treasury itulldlng. Tho pro cession starts from tho Redemption Division of tho Comptroller of tho Currency, proceeds down tho long corridor to the southwestern (light ot stairs, nnd then descends to the sub basement. Then It marches along another corridor u short distance,anrl suddenly turns Into a largo room, in which Is a steam engine and a hugo Iron tank. This procession represents all tho authority of the National Banks lie nompllon Agency. The room in whlcb It comes to a halt contains the machinery for tho destructions of worn nnd mutilated currency. The tank referred to is In reality a big steel reservoir into which steam Is introduced. It Is provided with a grinding apfnratus, and Is called a macoratnr. Previous to the arrival of the procession tho machlno has been tested by thoenglnocr in charge An engine of about thirty horso-power Is required to operate It When tho boxes are brought Intj tho destruc tion room, the agentJ of tho Govern ment and the hanks each produco a key, which Is insorted In a lock con necting with tho macorator. After all the ko) havo performed their duties tho innccratcr is opened. Then a lot of red tapo is unwound from the treasure boxes, and tho man who carried thorn from tho redemp tion dlvlson lifts them one after another and dumps their contents into the reservoir. As soon as the last parkhgc of bills has lott the box the cover to tho macorator Is relockcd, tho engineer starts his cngtno, and tho huge jrlndors begin to perform their task. It must not bo supposed tor a moment that the money thus de stroyed is lost to circulation. When a national bank dispatches multlatcd currency to tho Treasurer of tho United States a check Is immediately cat by him to tho bank, representing the sum received. When tho de struction of the multifated bills is complete, now sheets aro issued from the Comptroller's office and forwarded to tho bank. In this way the national bank currency of the country Is kept comparatively clean. Now York Tlruoi. Tho Hardest Worked Animal, a molc'ri life Is by no means a gen tlemanly sinecure. He has to work harder, In nil probability, for his pltUuco of earthworms than any other animal works for his daily bread. Ho Is tho prototypal nuvvy. Ills whole cxlstonce Is spent in per petually raising and removing largo piles of earth by sheer forco of niusclo. In order to sustain such constant toll, and to replaco and repair the used-up tlssuo tho tuolo requires to bo always eating. His appetite Is voracious. Ho works like-a horso and cats llko un clophant. Through out his walking hours he Is engaged in pushing aside earth and scurrying utter worms in all his galleries and tunnels. Tho laborer, of courso, is worthy of his hire. Such ccasolcss activity can only bo kept up by equally ceaseless feeding, and so the mole's ex'stenco is one of long savago alternation of lulorantl banqueting. Ills heart and lungs and mus-lo aro working at such u rato that it ho goes without food for half u day he starves and dies of actual Inanition. Ifo is a hlgh-prcssuro engine. Ills drinking Is llko his cutlng; immoder ate In all thing, ho must havo nil liquor much und ofton. fc'o ho digs many pits in his tunnolcd ground nnd catches water In them to supply his his noeds at frequont intorvals. He doesn't boliove, however, in tho early closing ruovomont Day and night alike, ho drinks every few hours, for day und night aro all allko to him; he works and rests by turn, after the fashion of tho navvies em ployed in digging tunnols,or measures his tlmo by watching, us is tho way ot sailors. Cornhlll Magazine. THE AMERICAN Trust and Savings Bank, Nortkwest Corier Madison and La Salle Sis., c:wic:a&cd, - iii. Capital, - - $1,000,000.00 Surplus, 150,000.00 f .. O.B.SHAW President P. H. HEAD Vice President J. R. CHAPMAN Cashier W.L.MOYER Assistant Cashier Under State Supervision, Transacts a General Banking Business. Persona Accounts Desired. Four Per Cent Interest Paid on Savings Deposits. BOARD OF DIRECTORS F. H. Head, George E. Wood, William J. Watson, Ferd W. Peck, Adolf Kraus, Joy Morton, S. A. Maxwell, Wm. Kent, C. T. Trego, T. H. Sheppard, Wm. Deerlng, S. A. Kent, V. A. Watklns, J. H. Pearson, C. T. Nash, E. L. Lob dell, O. B. Shaw. Fort Dearborn National Bank CAPITAL, SURPLUS, $500,000 100,000 BROOKMAN MEG. GO. Grocers and Druggists' Sundries. IMPORTERS OF SEEDS The Cuban Ulrl. 199 Michigan St, CHICAGO. AUCTION! MARTIN EMERICH & CO,, Auctioneers, 261 and 263 State Street, Chicago. Messrs. Martin Emerlch 4 Co. take pleasure In announcing to the publio In general and to Manufacturers, Importers and Morchants espoclally, that they are fully equipped in every particular so essen tially requisite to a successful Auction management, and they will hold themselves in readiness from this date to answer all demands that may be made upon them as Expert Auctioneers. Regular Sale Days as arranged to date MONDAYS, THURSDAYS and SATUR. DAYS. Correspondence solicited. BBBBBBBBBBBBBY' iBBBBB"BBBBBBBlBlk '''Bx. M3k Why Don't Tou Get Speotaoles To Cure Tour Headaohe? Our Spectacles Cure Headache. Consult us about your Eye Sight. If your Spectacles do not give you satisfaction, call on us. Our Spectacles fit where others fail. Eyes Tested Free. CHICAGO OPTICAL AND ELECTRICAL CO., Soiontiflo Optioieixis, S. W. Oor. State and Madison Sts. II. W. DUNCANSON, President. A Cuban ulrl's'lfo Is Tcrv restricted, and she Is nover allowed to so out alono nor rcco'.vo callers of tho other sex except In tho prcsonce of her chaperon or some member of nor fam ily. If during her childhood sho nt tonds a day school, u maid or somo family sorvant takes her thoro every day, and she cannot no as short a dls tanco as across tho street unaccom panied. in some Instances Spanish customs aro absurd and incongruous. Every woll-flttcd establishment in Cuba Is provided with a concierge to guard tho ontranco und admit callers. This man, usually an Ignorant peasant, sometimes escorts tho young ladles ot tho fumily ho is serving', and that is considered perfectly proper, wAoreas it would not be proper for them to go out attended by a gentloman, evon if bo were old enough to be thoir father, and un old friend of tho family as well. Of late years, however, the fre quent Intercourse between Cuba and the United States has somowhat modified tho customs. For Instance, two ladies can now go out alono In Havana In the daytime, which would have been considered un unheard-of and most shocking proceeding a few years ago. Tho soc'al pastlraos a girl onoys in Cuba consist of balls, parties, con certs, receptions, tho theater, and opera, and picnics for Cubans havo adopted this American diversion, al though in a mod I lied form, to suit the requirements of Cuban etlquotte. Tho North American lloviow. Branca Office. 1018 West Lake St., Near Western Avenue. NOTARY PUBLIC. OFFICER! Jtfll A. KIHO, Presifat. L. A. MIIA1I, Cashier. J. I. WITHCI, Vi tosMeit. C. I. leQIATI, Ass't Cashier. DIBEOTORSi WILLIAM P. REND Capitalist P. H. K1CE Of Rice & Sullen, MaltBters A. D. RICH Attorney. A. flamondon President Plamondon Manufacturing uo. CHARLES H.McORATH Assistant Cashier. JOHNH. WITBECK Treasurer H. Witbeok A Co. D. K.HILL Of Wllloughby, Hill A Co. H.E. BUCKLEN Of H. E. Buoklen A Co. OEO. KELLER Manufacturer of Pioture Frames. JOHN A. KINO Late Wnolesals Druggist. L.A. OODDARD Oasnlsr. tWThe Account$ of Banker, Merchants, Manufacturer, Buetneee Men generally and Individuate respectfully eoticlted. ALBERT M. BILLINGS PRESIDENT HENRY H. BLAKE CASHIER Home Nafional Baric -OF- Corner Washington and Halsted Streets LEOPOLD MOSS, Investment Banker OFFICES 8 AND 9, NO. 93 DEARBORN ST., Chicago ..Bitmp- m. : I S. DBA & CO., BANKERS! LOANS AND REAL ESTATE, R. & er. WasMiwtoi aid Dearborn Sts., CHICAGO. TAILIIHID IM7. TAILIIHID IM7 HIBERNIAN Banking Association RECEIVES MONEY IN ITS SAVINGS DEPARTMENT ALLOWING COMPOUND INTEREST THEREON C3TAt its old established rate of 3 per corit. per annum," HTO IF YOU WISH TO OPEN A SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNT, LOOK UP ITS RECORD. R. E. CORNER RANDOLPH AND CLARK STS. J. V. CLARKK, Pre sldcnt. HAMILTON 11. t)OX. Cashier. LOUIS B. CLAKKK, Ass't Caau'r. IIENHY I). CLARKE, Vlco President and Manager Havings Department. aaJ hi Sill Dpi mm. CAPITAL, $100,000. COMMKKCIAI. PAPKft. MUMCII'AI. IIONIM. COKI'OKATIOX MTOCKM AND 1IONIW. LOAMS MMiOTIATKD OX llKAt. KHTATK. MEMBER. OF THE CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE. JIuttlcHiiuko IliiutiiiK In Couuouti' out. HattlesnaUe hunting is u profession in Connecticut. The Miako hunters Ifo armed with n stall from six to sight feet Ioiik Into tho end of which ( Bet u Hh:ui ttecl bludo eight Inches low,', ily a (loxtorous swish of his lanco tho hunter covers tho snake's head and tho gaiuo Is his. If a rat tler poriHts In running away when surprised by n hunter tho lattor knows that It Is not one thut carries ggs and ho lots It go. VVr. nil ought to havo a good of charity lor worthless people. deal S. W. ROTH, Rral Estate. Mm, ml Fin Insvw. 8u.te 512 Ashland Block, N. K. Cor. Clark and lUndolph Bts. Buy and Sell Real Estate on Commission. Manage Estates for Non-Residents, Negotiate First Mortgage Loans. Collect Rents and Fay Taxes. THOS. F. PICKHAM, BOILER WORKS. SWEETS TO THE SWEET! Every one can make othera happy by Biting them a box ot GUNTHER'S CANDY. Try tho experiment of "ending (Mu tant friends fl. fi or i box or candy aultable for a present. 1'xprcs charge only xi renta to M cents extra through, out tho Hast and Went. Cunthor's Confectionery, 212 STATE STREET. -Manufacturer of- Boilers, Tanks, Coolers, Suioko-Stacks,&c MBPAIIUirO GIVEN -PROMPT ATTENTION. Office and Worki, 63 k 65 Henry Stffit"1 Chicago. TELEPHONE CANAL 300. "I CHOP HOUSE m CONWAY S G0SSELIN. Ml Estate, Loan and Renting Agency. ROOM 613, No. 86 LA SALLE ST. 134 West Madison Street. OPEN 9 A. M. TO 9 P. M. You are respectfully requested to call and inspect our FIRE ANR BURGLAR PROOF VAULTS. Boxes for rent, $4 per year. Stores for valuables of all kinds. The only Institution of its kind in th oity that is open evenings. All -vo ask is to have you inspect same. This will convince you of the security offered. Our watch servlot is the latest and best Our police officers have to report to the Chi oago Telephone Company every fifteen minutes. Office with ORAHAX ft IONS, Bankers. iUanuhip and Insurance . IN. A. HUTCHIN6S. Real Estate & Fiscal Agent Boom 28. 122 LaSalle St.. CHICAGO. AQINT FOR THI ORIENTAL BUILDINC 10, 122 124 La tall . The Traders' Insurance Co. No. 160 La Salle Street. Telephone 133 Main. A Strong. Reliable Home Company. E. BUCKINGHAM. President R J. SMITH. - Secretary. S. M. GOSSELIN, Expert Accountant. Insurance Books Audited and Adjusted. J. EUGENE SUGG. Telephone Main 4286. P. F.HAYNES SUGG HAYNES, Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. ROOM IIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BLOC. CHICAGO. THOMAS A. SMYTH, FIRE INSURANCE 168 La Salle Street, Chicago. DO YOU WANT A HOME That veu oan pay fer In Small Monthly Payments, same as rent? if m. call and eonanlt my aaleamen. Tboy will giro you prtoe and t.nna. Yon don't know bow uy It la to own your bom. Thousands of Lota to choose from, located In all part. f th city and nrraundlng aubuibi. Following are aome of my numetoui aubdivlaloua: Rents Collsotsd. Loans Negotiated. Taxes Paid. Property Bought, old and Rented on Commission. Best In Chicago, money can buy. Everything in its season. The best that Nothing too good. Come one, come all. OFESN" -AXjT-i NIGHT. EJegant Buffet Attached. FINE LIQUORS, Choice Cigars. Northwest Corner Luko and Clark Streets. HSSTR7 GASTBY1, Proprietor. 153 .VAN BUREN STREET. SOLID AS A ROCK 153 and the only place in the city where gentlemen can and receive immediate attention and the prompt execu tion of all orders in STOCKS, BONDS, GRAIN nnd PRO VISIONS. RIALTO COMMISSION GO., lllnlto Building, 153 Van Huron St., Chicago. GROSSDRLE Dauphin Park GR088 PARK Hoi Park: AVONDALE Ashland Avenue and Forty-seventh Street 28 minute' rid out nnnn tha C. B. and O. R. It., la Unit. on a branch of tbe Ueaplalnea niter, and alclrtcd by a natural forest, l'rlcea of lota f ISO and up. mummy payment.; long lime Ono-tenth caih, balanoa A delightful 30 minute.' ride along the lake ahore, paaalns tb. World a Fair Grounds. Fast becoming tb. leading realdenea subdivision ou tbe Houth Hide. Calumet eleotrlo atrcet-cari paaa throuuU the property ond connect with Cottage Oroya avenue cable. Illinois Central and many other rallroadu paaa property. Lots H75 aud up. One-tenth cash, balance uionthlf payments; long time. Bounded by Ilobey street on the east, Western avenue on tb. west. Cornelia street on tho north, and Bchool street on th. south. This nubdlvlslon Is almost solidly built up. Thert are aome choice bargain. stlU Ss ke bad htte. Lots tcoo and up. Hams) t.rms aa Dauphin nak and Urossdal. Tho ar H ibdivlslon, now on the market, lies between Dl vlalat (Tcet. tfoman, North and Kcdile avenues. This prop, erty U .nrrougicd by beautiful boulevards, and froutH on. ot Chicago's iost popular parks, Lots $380 and up. Ham. terms as bt Thls addition, which adjoins my famous Wnder-the-I.lndea additions, lies between the C, and N. W, It. 11., at AvoiKlal. Htatlon. and M'.lwaukeo avenue, boven hundred lots wcr. sold In this ar 4 Adjoining subdlvUlonH tho first thrco mouth, tho property was ou tho maikct, and It Is now well and sub stantlui' uullt up. Lots 4 aud up. All bargains. Ham tonus us auove. This subdivision Is located on Ashland avenue, between-5tb aud 4"th streets. Fully ro.uoo to tut.ooo men tlud emi)lnr .ent In tho urcat htock Yards, l'acklui; Houses aril Fattoue. which adjoin this projiertr. Lots icw and up. Thibcst'a. vcstiujut In tho crutrul part of tho city. Over 40,000 tote Sold. Over G.OOO Housos Built and Sola. Twcn?, Cltloa and Town established by me In tho past twolvo years. C;',',uuj Vay and be taken FREE to see proporty, S. E. GROSS, Southeast Cor. Dearborn and Randolph Sts.