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TOE OMAHA' DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1903.
17 JllCQ LIFE nAS ITS TUMBLES Pointed Lesson in th Downfall of th Eltin of St. Lonit. SOCIAL IDOLS SHATTERED IN A MOMENT IVaiiWrit Folly of Preach In that tVhlrli Oae falls to Practice rathrtle 1'ritirn of a Domestic Tragedy. The most amazing domestic tragedy In high life that haa furnished successive chapters for newspapers for weeks pant la the swift, unbroken downfall of the Blair family In St. Louis. A month ago Jamrs Li. Ulalr and his wife were acknowledged leadera of St. Lou I a aoclety. Today the husband occupies a hospital ward, danger ously 111, and the faithful wife Is by his side. Their famous country home. "Alr drle," Is stripped of Its luxurious furnish ings, tenantlcss and for sale to satisfy a mortgage. The post of general rounscl for the fair association, paying $1R,000 a year, has gone to another lawyer, and Mrs. Blair haa retired from the presidency of the ladies' board cf managers of the fair. Ona Insurance company Is seeking through the courts to cancel a policy of $200,000 on Blair's life, and the local grand jury Is searching for evidence of alleged crooked transaction, the publication of which prao tlcally wrecked the family, daily and financially. According to the charges being Investi gated by the grand Jury Blair la accused of leading a double life for ten years, on the one hand delivering lectures on moral ity In business and" at the same time beat ing friends and clients out of money ag gregating from $40,000 to $250,'000. Apparently Exemplary. The career of Blair In St. Louis has been that of an exemplary man, and to such an extent lias he been honored that when reports of hla trouble first became nolsei about some of the most prominent bankers and capitalists went to him and offered aid. .He told them the reports were false and he would be able to disprove them In proper time. He has been stricken III since the excitement became Intense in his case and has not appeared at his offices for several weeks. When he wanted money he found no ouble In getting It. It Is said he borrowed $5,000 from Dick Bros. & Co. after the St. Louis cyclone on his personal word, stat ing he had received severe losses from the storm. He sustained no losses, but paid back the money In due course. In February, 1902, Blair went to several business friends and told them that he was placed In an embarrassing position by the peculations of a brother. These men raised $135,000 to make good these losses. James Campbell, the broker. Is one of the heaviest backers of Mr. Blair. In 1902, when the first rumors were floated In business circles about Ulalr, he was requested to withdraw his account from a local bank and did so. After that he began to lose the hold of confidence possessed by business men, al though a vast majority remained with him to the last, and are yet willing to aid Mm In this matter. Too Much Society. James L. Blair's downfall Is attribute to hla love fer society and to his beautiful wife. Mrs. Blair, as president of the board of lady managers of the World's fair, Is known nationally. He. aa general counsel for the exposition, was equally well known and honored. Husband and wife held two of the moat honored posi tions In one of the greatest exposition en terprises the world has ever known. Their entertainments given at their, beautiful borne, "Stancote," In Klrkwood, a St. Louis uburb, was far-famed and many a amall t fortune has been squandered by them on these social functions. The home Itself cost a fortune, but was recently placed under mortgage for the purpose of meeting certain obligations which Blair could not Otherwise fulfill. One of the social func tion at the Blair home this summer was a children' party, where men and women , prominent la St - Louis social . circles dressed aa boy and girls. This party was afterward aped In Newport and the east. Blair spent a much a $3,000 per annum tor photographs of hla wife and himself to distribute to the newspaper and friends. He porters who called at the Blair home daring the heyday of Mrs. Blair's career, seeking Information about her social suc cesses, were treated In royal fashion and grven picture of her that cost as much as $5 each. Soma of the more favored Vera driven back to the city In the Blair carriages. They courted newspaper noto riety. -, '( A Power la Polities. JtPBt only In society did they lead, but elsewhere. Blair waa the first man who came to -the aid of a popular move for Joseph W. Folk for governor. It was he Who began the move to raise $15,000 to buy home tor Folk, but the latter refused the grift. He 1j a member of the public wel fare commission of the state, and he framed several charter amendments to the city that would tend to improve conditions politically. He was the man who secured the Juvenile court law and courts for Mis souri, thus following In direct lead of Illi nois and New Tork and giving separate Courts for children accused of crime. He Was a member of the police board and al ways worked hard In the Interest of re form movements. This Is why his downfall has created such consternation In St, Louis, where he was born and reared to a high state In the city's organisation. .Blair's love for his wife is well known. Mrs, Ulalr, having organised several sing ing societies in the rlty and always popu lar In musical circles, often appeared be fore the footlights to sing. The most expensive flowers were always handed to tier at the conclusion of every effort, and these came from but one source her hus band. He seldom went home without some token for his wife; he never stayed at the clubs, but preferred to spend his time at her side; he shadowed her at siclnl func tions; in f ict, he was madly infatuated with ( her grace and beauty. Lead lag Estravacaat Lives. Mrs. Blair was equally devoted to her hunband and aided him In building up hla reputation. Some accuse her of having been his downfall, but It Is said by inti mate acquaintances that Mrs. Blair always rhlded her husband for spending so lav ishly tor her. She kept blm from so doing s much as possible. The extravagance of the couple, who are both In middle life, waa commented, upon by the entire city, and even multl-mllllonalrea did not enter tain half so lavishly. But every one be lieved that Instead of a $25,000 Income he Was sharing a $100,000 income. When it came to the entertainment of gucata from abroad by ths city's swell set the, Blair were considered Indispensable. All of the prominent peopln who have Vtalted the city from abroad in the Interest of the World's fair have been entertained at the Blair home instead of elsewhere, because of the elogance of the place and the social standing of the family. Bialr is a grandson of Francis Preston Ulalr, the one editor In whom General U ok son bad complete confidence, and Jack son' literary executor; son of ttiat Francis Preston Blair ktiuvu tu tin. nuttitn' 1 Frank P. Blair. Lincoln a strong friend and I confidant, to whom la credited the saving I kUaaourl in the early day of the con federacy. A shining example of the poor, studious youth who rose to be nearly St Louis' most prominent cltisen; who lived cleanly and bravely through days of pov erty; who became a generous host and patron of all that is good and lovely In days of prosperity; who outraged no con ventions, but was a model son, hunband, father, cltisen, making his home the haven of all his endeavor and the center of his Influence. He waa a lecturer on civic right eousness and a hundred other allied sub jects; a politician who constantly preached and worked for reforming hla party and In the affairs of the city, state and nation; a bitter. Irritant fighter; waspish, shrewd and persistent in his enmities and political policies; the driving power of many a cam paign undertaken by right-seeking but Impractical advocates of good government; strong In his dislikes, cold to those he neither hated nor loved, and warm enough for comfort to his friends. , All St. Louis knew this man thus. He wss a member of the rich and ex clusive St. Louis club, of the University club by reason of his connection with Princeton, a member of the Noonday club, where the wealthiest and most prominent business end professional men of the city gather each day at luncheon; a member of the Country club, the first and most ex clusive of these luxurious suburban resorts where wealthy St Loulsana play golf and polo; also a member of the Mercantile club and other organisations In which public spirited men of Influence and riches are gathered. - Family Promlaoaco. Blair Is 49 year old. His father left no great estate, and there were many among whom It was divided. James was educated In the public, schools of St. Louts and waa barely able to take a short course at Princeton. . Then he was compelled to un dertake bread-winning. It Is said of him that though his family gave him a social position he was unable to avail himself of many invitation on account of his pov erty. He studied law while serving a a court clerk and began practice with only the ad vantage of a somewhat larger acquaintance among Influential persons than Is usually the fortune of a poor beginner In the law. It was through hla family connections that he was enabled to secure practice which became lucrative. The Alexanders and Pynea of New Tork were Influential In securing for him a posi tion as the legal representative in St. Louis of an Insurance company and other legal business which brought large fees. Throughout his csreer aa a lawyer he has been seen in court but few times, hi prac tice being principally advisory. Mrs. Blair has long been recognised aa a leader. Handsome and of a stately bear ing, well trained and ot unusual artistic culture and aspiration, she has, In fact made for herself a place so distinct as to cauae her personality to assume an excep tional and peculiar prominence as that of a high-class representative of the best ele ment. It is quite generally conceded that no other St. Louis woman has done so much for the advancement of musical Interest and the development of muslo in St. Louis aa ha Mr. Blair. Her effort and achieve ments In this line have been characterized by a deep earnestness which amply proved her sincerity a a lover and patron of music. It Is certain that, prominentia she la In society, she value more highly her tatlon In the world of local lovers of music and I more ardent In work on behalf of thla art than In that pertaining to her po sition aa a social leader. President of the board of lady manager of the World' fair and of the Woman' club of St. Louis, both position testifying to her occupancy of the foremost place a St Louis' representative woman It Is cer tain, nevertheless, that Mrs. Blair found an even greater satisfaction In her position as president of the Morning Choral society and a the founder and director of the girls' classes In music, to which she gave so much of her 'time, thought and money. Revival ot the Rod. A united appeal for the restoration ,of the rod In the public schools has been made by the French principals. At present the Board of Education prohibits the use of corporal punishment In the schools, al though, previous to centralisation the prin cipals In Brooklyn were allowed to use their discretion. In the Manhattan schools corporal punishment has been abolished for many years. The principals In boys' schools, those who come In dally contact with the children and know what condi tions they have to meet, declare that the present system has been a failure, and that the rule of the rod must be restored. On the other hand, the officials of the board, or at leaat some of them, claim that the schools should be governed by moral suasion. For nearly a year the principals, through their associations, have been con ducting Investigation Into the discipline In the public schools, and as a result a complete report has been submlted to the Board of Education, asking for the aboli tion of the rule prohibiting corporal pun ishment. OIT OF TIIR ORDINARY. The per capita consumption of potatoes In the i i nuea tsiaies is 3 ousneis per an. num. while in Germany ft Is 2S'i bushel. An ucre in potatoes in Germany vields $00 bushels and In the I'nited States 96. , As Mrs. Jacob Bander of Ijancanter, Pa., I ft ave a yawn, after returning home, her ws cracked and her lower law became dislocated, l'hyslclnns worked three hours trying to replace the Jaw, but they were compelled to give her an anaesthetic before It could be replaced. Isuhc T. Pratt In the champion bear catcher of New York. "Old Ike" is . 79 years old and has killed a bear for each year of his life. Thin year, Juttt as he was getting ready to pot his annual victim, he was tuRen down wun wiiooping cough and he has regretfully given up hunting for a time. Joseph Bramwell and his wife celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage in Flushing, N. V.. on Sunday, lie was present at the coronation ceremonies of four ilrluah sovereign, being but a child In arms when his parents carried him out to mm the coronation procession of George IV. William 8. Tuttie Is making arrange ments to raise Benedict Arnold's flag ship Royal Savaxe from like CliuinplHtn, where it was K'umeu in wie war ot iHli In the battle of plattsburg. Among the relics supposed to be aboard the craft are Bene dict Arnold's uniform and valuable gov ernment papers. J nut to prove that her huxbnnd. Edwin IX MiHiers. U fully able to pay ;.uml a veur alimony Mrs. Mooera had introduced In a New York City court the testimony that his liquor bill alone amounts to 4 a month. The defendant 1m the son of a Texas millionaire and is suld to own mining sum a vaiueo. ac iw,w.w Three times has the stork vlxlted the home of Municipal Court Judge George K. Kuesch of New York llty. and each time on election day. The latest addition to his honors family arrived lue.-tday mornlne November JL The Judge and hla wife have always taken a deep Interest in political affairs, Mrs. Hoesch having given valuable aia 10 ner riuaoanu in wvcr.i camraigns. The must abject slave to the morphine habit who ever entered the Cincinnati hos pital, ao far aa the records of that institu tion show, is James (Jutes, axed 67. who admitted that for twenty-two years he has averaged ten grains a day. in tbil time he haa taken grains. Three grama will kill a IMinuwr. dates has swallowed enough morphine to kill 26.7i7 persons. It la thought he cannot survive many days. According to the latent statistics, th r ovulation of the administrative county of 4ndon is t.&Jb.Hl and of 'Greater Lon don," which Includes the areas of the city and metropolitan police and "every Darish of which the whole Is Within fifteen miles of Charing Crow, or of which pari is wi'nin twelve nines or I harlng Ciow 5M.4c3. The rale of increase of the i,,.i'i In lion in Ixjndiii appears to bn slowing; down, having been only )(, 8 -r ce;it m me len itftn, iai-i?'t a smaller per IVUUf VI uarmM, IUMU Vluuely been re copied. baa ever pre Can you find i -4- - v ! 1 W. L1,,, u 3C CREATOR OF NEW IRELAND Sir Horacd Plnnkett an Effective Force in the Irish Bemal. PRACTICAL REMEDIES FOR ANCIENT ILLS t ntlrlng, Boaadless Sympathy for the People la Their Straggles Against Poverty-. A Ora tor Not Bora bat Mage." The Fortnightly Review contains a very interesting article by Katharine Tynan on Sir Horace Flunkett and Hla work." Sir Horace, "the most unselfish man we have evtsr known," as hi friends characterize him, might be classed a a semi-occasional resident of Omaha, possessing large prop erty Interests here, which he ha handled with the Intelligent progresstvenesa of a regular resident. At home he Is putting In operation practical measures for the benefit of the people of Ireland, and 1 undoubtedly the most remarkable and most effective figure which the Irish rlvlval haa produced. What sort ot a man be Is Is told by Mis Tynan: Patriotism Tempered With Patleaee. The tklng that made so huge an enter prise possible to him waa a much a matter of the heart a of the head; It was his untiring, his boundless sympathy. He loves the country and he loves the people; that fact Is at the root of it. It explain how intolerance, impatience with the thing and.1 th people who are th atone In th path of hla great work, are impossible to him. He Is a good fighter; and yet so gentle are hla method that they are easily mistaken. In the matter of that Qalway election which now la ancient history, the crowds were unused to the chivalry of a man who refused to take an advantage of the enemy, as when Sir Horace declared that he would not take the seat If "Colonel' Lynch' election were declared void. Sir Horace Plunkett Is, of course, a Protestant; but he ha probably don mora to close th sectarian gulf between Protestant and Catholic in Ireland than any other man. His humor plays about this grave subject, aa when he said at a meeting In Belfast where he tried to coas the Orangemen out of their sectarian cave: 'We all know that those who differ from us in matter of religion will be adequately punished here after. 'Bo why harbor bad feeling now.' " And, in fact, so effective has been his unifying influence that "a aoclety in the north, " composed of equal number of Catholics, Episcopalians and Presbyterian. nominated a priest aa Its president and 1 one of the most flourishing of th many hundred societies." Aa Orator, Hot Bora Bat Maae. Sir Horace, like Mr. Pamell, is an orator, not born but made. "In each case the man became an orator because he had something of vital Impor tance to aay, and said it directly to th hearts of his listeners with passion, be cause he felt It with self-forgetfulnesa, with ease, because the message was In sistent and would be delivered. Sir Horace' speeches read easily and delightfully when he ix in a light vein; they carry convic tion even to a hostile audience when his vein is a serious one, and Instance of sud den conversion are by no mean uncom mis- ! spelled ; Words ? ! 6th 1 Bet three 7th 8th 9th 1 rjreat 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th to 26th to 200 mon among those who listen to him. "His sympathy for the people place him on the level of the simplest peasant. In a long vacation, when other men are on th moor or the sea, or taking the latest fash ionable cure, he may be found visiting th congested districts, tramping day after day from one wretched collection of cabin to another, stooping to enter at their low door into the dense reek of turf smoke, sitting there among the hens and ths chil dren, while the pig. If the family be rich enough to possess one, wander In and out of hi own sweet will, encouraging, advis ing, striving to glv hope wher there was only apathy and despair." The poverty of these district may be gathered from the fact that the average poor law valuation of the Inhabitant Is only 10 shillings C pence ($2.62) a year. Libraries and Baaka. The starting of village llbrarie Is one ot Sllr Horace' schemes. II ha a paper, the Irish Homestead, which carries on a propaganda for making the Irish country side lighter and less desolate. The Irish co-operative societies now number 60,000 member. The co-operative bank hove proved a great success, and, aa is usual with such experiments. It has been found that the loan are Invariably repaid.- Th banks have killed the "gombeen man;" they are managed by the people themselves, and this brings great opportunities for busi ness training and responsibility. "They are very proud of their partic ipation in the management of the bank and kindred societies. The resident magis trate at Belmullet had a car-driver who was a director of the Belmullet bank. 'I'd be obliged to you, sir," the car-driver would say on Mondays, If you'd hurry up the business of the court today, for there' bank meeting tonight an' a power of Important work to be got through.' 'Sometime the bank have odd ap plication for loan. It 1 understood, of course, that loana are only given for reproductive purp"'. such a for buying a pig or seeds or manure or farm Im plements. One evening, a young man came before the committee of a bank In the County Mayo, and requested a loan of 1 He wa aaked for what purpose he required It, and answered that It was to buy a suit of clothe. The committee demurred at first that they had no money to lend for this purpose. 'Well,' said th applicant 'the case is this. I'm fond of Nora Carty, and she ha a nice little farm aa well. I'm going to ask her tomorrow, and if she says no to me I'll be off to America. Now. I'd have twice as good a chance with her If I had a decent suit of clothe to my back Instead of these rags.' The committee reconsidered the matter, advanced the money, and the boy won Nora Carty and her farm." Aay Other Mam. Ths young book agent entered the obscure saloon at the corner. The proprietor's wife, a big German frau, came out, with arms akimbo, to meet him. "Oood morning, madame," be began. "I would like to call your attention to this Shakespeare " "Jake beer? Vot kind of beer Is dat? I never heard of dat brewery before." "Madame, this Is Shakespeare." "I haf heard of Schllts beer, und Selpp's und Engel's beer, und Keeley' beer, und oders, but I haf never heard yet of dat Jake s beer. Vot la dat?" "You are laboring under a mistake, my dear woman, this ia a book" "Yah, dat Is all right, but I Uaf bock beer, too." Chicago Chrunlde. Prizes for finding mis spelled words on The Bee Want Ad pages. The Bee is going to give two hundred valuable prizes to the people who find the greatest number of mis-spelled words in its Want Ad pages, beginning Monday, November J 6th, and ending Sunday, November 22d. If your sight is good and you know how to spell, it is an easy way to win a prize. Watch the Want Ad pages on these days. I The Prizes $rlx. Vlu let 110.00 110.00 2nd 1 Dinner Set 10.00 3rd 1 Dinner Set 10.00 .,V 1 Bet "Living Animals of the a rr 4tH World Q' vw K4i, 1 Set "Life of Napoleon" a nn Dili three volumes 'vu "Life of Napoleon QO volumes ' Copy "Great Picture uy -l rn Painters" 1 Copy "Oreat Pictures by (IrAat Painters" 1.50 1 Copy "Oreat Pictures by 1 RQ Great Painters" "w 1 Copy "Great Pictures by 1 Kfl 1 Copy "Mother Goose Paint Bookr' 1 Copy "Mother Goose Paint Book'' 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1 Copy "Mother Goose Paint Book'' 1 Copy "Mother Goose Paint BookT' 1 Copy "Mother Goose Paint 25thhB$Tffi ,nd .N.or.e.'.'.,l2-50 35th rk&. 7.50 36th to 50th rtfe .15.00 51st to 200th rtK".!: ?5-00 prizes 170.25 Send all answers by mail, addressed ".Want Ads" Department, Omaha Daily Be, Omaha. ! BEST PAID MAN IN THE BUNCH lieroooo'i Potentate Takes the Baker j and 8eqneitert the Dough. MORGAN AND SCHWAB OVERSHADOWED Salaries of Other People Pat om a Comparative Scale Taleat, Skill ad Headship Command Liberal Cheek. Th blggeat "official salary" paid any on on earth so far aa record show, is that collected by the grand vlxler of Mo rocco. In a country with a high standard of ethics and a lofty plane of morals this salary might find a plainer name of "graft," but in eastern eyes it Is the lawful stipend of the office. In comparison with this official's revenue the president of th United State and the president of France are paid like messen ger boys. Even J. Plerpont Morgan doe not rate much higher than a ribbon counter clerk when his Income Is placed alongside that of the grand vizier. This official handles all the revenue of the country. In the handling he diverts such portion as he thinks will repay him for his expenditure of time and energy. He Is without doubt the best paid states man in existence. The salary is so big that no one know the exact amount which the grand vizier places to his account every year. It may be Indicated by the fact that in a few years the savings of the late Grand Vizier Ben Hamed amounted to $5,000,000 not made In speculation or business ventures, but saved out of his salary. And yet they say that a man on salary can't get rich. Ben Hamed kept his savings In gold bul lion stacked awsy In th cellar of his palac at Marakesh. Two other high salaries paid for dally services seem, on paper, to be ridiculously eut of proportion to ths work, but a correct understanding show that they are well earned. Talk to the mall carrier on your route and ask him what he would think of receiving $35,000 a year for his work. II probably would laugh at you. Tet this 1 the actual figure paid to the man who carries th mall between Eagle and Valdery In Alaska. Th distance 1 414 mile and the postman makes two journeys a month, carrying SCO pounds of mail at a time. He uses an Immense number of dogs, and good sledge dogs are costly, to say nothing of their food. Steel Roller Get s)21,0OO. Almost equally absurd does it sound to say that the remuneration of a laborer is .1,000 a year. That Is the sum paid to A. J. Day, employed a a roller at the Pitta burg mills of th United State Steel cor. poratlon. He waa formerly one of Mr. Car negie's men. He Is aald to be th best man at hla work of rolling steel rails and Is paid accordingly. Patti'a salary for her approaching Ameri can tour la worthy to be classed among th high salaries of the world. She will receive $1,000 a concert for sixty concert. In addi tion to her expenses'. Her record was $5,000 for a single concert paid one In New Or leans. But neither shs nor any other prima donna ever kept up that sort of thing aa a steady income. Possibly the best paid woman in th world la Mine, lleglon of the Paris opera. 8b 1 paid IjO.ooo a year, and the ftecuud 1 The Conditions The Conditions The person finding the greatest ' number of mls-apelled words wll 1 be awarded the first prize. In case of a "tie", the person mail ing answer first, according to the postmark on the envelope, will be given preference. AU answer must be sent by mail. Cut out the advertisements and paste them on a sheet of paperUnderline the mis-spelled word with a pencil or ink. and writ your name and address at th e top of the sheet. Jfo person connected with The Bee Pub lishing Company will bo permitted to enter this contest No abbreviation will be counted as mis spelled words. The 190$ edition of Webster' dictionary will be taken as authority. Cut out the ad each day, mark th mis spelled words, paste the m all on a SINGLE sheet of paper and send the whole thing in complete after you have studied the Sunday, November 22nd edition. Don't send In your answer until the end o f the week or they won't be counted. If a mis-spelled word occur In an adver tisement whicn appears more than I put only one copy of the "ad" on yonr WSWW XWSSIV wrfwwv tar, Mme. Brevel, get $18,000. The amounts made by lecturers frequently rival those made by great singers. Ian Maclaren once made $50,000 In six weeks. Henry M. Stan ley did even better and waa paid at th rate of $12,000 a night Archbishop Receives 08,000. As apeaker of the House of Lords the lord chancellor of England gets $20,000 a year. As a judge he get another $30,000, making his combined earnings a great as those of the president of th United State. A simi lar amount Is paid yearly to the bishop of London and to the archbishop of York, while the archbishop of Canterbury re ceives the largest yearly payment that England makes to any one outside of the royal family. He get $55,000 a year. To reach th really high official salaries one has to go back to the so-called bank rupt countries of the east The money given th highest official In the richest western countries compare poorly with the salaried of these eastern statesmen. The Turkish minister ot finance get $40,000 a year, the minister of foreign affair $50,000 and th grand vizier $60,000. Even he is not the best paid, a th official who Is in charge of .the admiralty and who manages a few old broken down battieuhip gets tns alary of $80,000 a year. His perquisites well this amount to auch an extent that the present Incumbent of the office has amassed a neat fortune of about $13,000,000. Compare with these salaries the $50,000 which ia paid to th president of this country and th $120,000 which the president of France receive. The email official of Turkey get mora than Mr. Roosevelt and nearly aa much aa th president of France. Refuses f2O0,O0O m Tear. There Is a man who recerved an offer of the large salary of $200,000 a year and,. In credible a it may seem, refused It This is Herr Ballln, th gifted German, who is managing director of th Hamburg-Ameri can line of steamers. The offer waa made to him by beada of the Anglo-American Shipping trust If he would become director of that corporation. A dozen year ago the public bad never TURN Your Old Stove Into Cash! What is the use of letting it stand and rust. You might as well have the money. A Bee "Want Ad" . will sell it for you. You can run 12 words two times for a quarter. Telephone 238. Bee Want Ad Dept. I one. list .2 It heard of Mr. Clinton Dawklns. Then he became Mr. Ooschen'a private secretary and In 1895 secretary of finance In Egypt. There, and later on in India, he made a great name aa a financial expert His fame attracted the notice of the heada of one of the biggest private banks In the world that of J. 8. Morgan A Co. He now draws $260,000 a year In their service. HI 1 sold to ba the biggest salary paid by any bank. There are not more than three bank man ager in England who get one-fifth of Mr. Dawklns' salary. The great life Insurance companies pny high figure to the men who control their Investment. The two largest In the world each allow their president $150,'000 a year and th third flxea It president' remunera tion at $100,000. There I one actuary work ing for an assurance company with head quarter In London who get $35,000 a year. Railway Salaries Are Large. Railway companies are not stingy. J. Plerpont Morgan paid Mr. Samuel Spencer $50,000 a year to give expert opinion on the railway properties he wo buyjng up, and M. Ingall work also for Messrs. Morgan and Vanderbllt for the comfortable re muneration of $75,000 a year. .As managing director of th Consolidated Goldflelds of South Africa, limited, Mr. Rhode used to get about $350,000 a .year, and Mr. Rudd'a salary, also a director of the same company, wa $250,000. The Sugar trust pay it officials well. A notable Instance 1 the $50,000 a year which their chemist, J. O. Dormer, get. But Mr. Donner haa to work hard fdr hi money. Sugar from every part of the world, cane and beet, eomea before him, and he ha to exercise expert opinion on It. The great expert in all of th principal commercial Unea are well paid. Fifteen thousand dollars a year Is th salary of the chief tea taster and blender of one great British tea firm. This gentleman ha also the expenses of a throe months' holiday paid yearly. II need It badly, for tea tasting is moat trying to th nerve and health. Chicago Tribune.