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Tire OMAHA SUNDAY BEE : MAY 20, 1010.
FRANK J. HASKKI.L, Trrag. "H ' A. J. LOVE, PrpaluVnC CD w e IHE -sl s Ik: s (C cd mm p a eh y $650,4$,07 I4M.M7.49 $118.200. 132,264.81 r S5.0JTH 15 CERTIFICATE OT PUBLICATION Stat of Nebraska, Office of Auditor of Publio Accounts. ... LINCOLN. Feb. 1, 1910. It 1 hereby certified that the New York Plate Glass Insurance company, of New York, In the state of New York, has compiled with the Insurance law of this state, applicable to such companies, and Is, therefor, authorised to continue the business of Plat Glass In surance Iji this state for the current year, ending Jiuiuary 31, 1911. nummary of report filed for the year, ending December ft, 1909. INCOME Premiums $U,6nj l AM other sources .... 40,439.21 Total DISBURSEMENTS Paid Policy Holders. . .$17.2iO bO All other payments ... 807, (441.91 Total Admitted Assets LIABILITIES Unpaid Claim and Ex- .... penae t 12.787. 08 Unearned Premiums .. 871. 478.09 All other liabilities ... 4 8.00ft (4 Capital Stork paid up.. 2O0.OU0.00 Surplus beyond Capital Stock and other lia bilities 888. 938. IS Totar 8918.20099 Witness my hand and the seal of the Auditor of Public Accounts the day and year first above written SILAS W. BARTON. Auditor of Public Accounts. (Seal.) C. E. FIERCE. Deputy. CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION State of Nebraska, Offlca of Auditor of Public Accounts. LINCOLN, Feb. 1, 1910. It Is hereby certified that the Calumet In surance company of Chicago, In the atate of Illinois, has complied with the Insurance law of this state, applicable to auch companies, and la, therefore authorized to continue the business of Fire, Lightning and Tortiado In surance in this state for the current year, ending .January 31, 1911. . Witness my hand and the seal of the Auditor of Public Accounts, tha day and year first above written. SILAS R. BARTON. Auditor of Public Accounts. (8eal) C. K. FIE ROE. Deputy. CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION Stat of Nebraska, Office of Auditor of Publlo Acoounts. LINCOLN, Feb. 1, 1910. It la hereby certified that tha Caledonian Insurance company of Bdlnburg, in Scotland, has complied with the Insurance law of this atate, applicable to such companies, and Is, therefore, authorised to continue the business of Fire Insurance In this state for the current year, ending January 31, 1811. Witness my hand and the seal of the Auditor of Publlo Accounts, the day and year first above written. SILAS R. BARTON, Auditor of Public Accounts. (Seal) C. E. PIERCE. Deputy. I- CERTI FICATE OF PUBLICATION State of Nebraska, Offlca of Auditor of Publlo Accounts, LINCOLN, Feb. 1, 1910. It Is hereby certified that the City of New York Insurance company of New York, in tha state of New York, has complied with the In surance law of this atate, applicable to such companlex, and la, therefore, authorised to continue the bualness of Fire Insurance In this state for the current year, ending January 81. 1911. Witness my hand and the seal of the Auditor of Public Accounts, the day and year first above written. SILAS R. BARTON, Auditor of Public Accounts. . (Seal) C. E. PIERCE. Deputy. Every Known Kind of Insurance Third Floor Omaha National Bank Building Telephone Douglas 380 INSURANCE is our business not a sideline. We employ expert help in every depart ment, and give our business our own direct, personal attention, NOT "some of the time," BUT ALL THE TIME. Nebraska State Agent for the Following Companies: AMERICAN BONDING COMPANY of Baltimore. Fidelity, Court, Contract Bonds, Bank, Residence and Bur glary Insurance of Every Description. TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANY of Hartford. Employers' Liability, Automobile and Boiler Insurance. NEW YORK PLATE GLASS INSURANCE CO. of New York. CALEDONIAN INSURANCE COMPANY of Scotland. NATIONAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY of Hartford. STATE INSURANCE COMPANY of Nebraska. BOSTON INSURANCE COMPANY (Automobile Department.) CALUMET INSURANCE COMPANY of Chicago. If you are a Banker, Real Estate Agent or Insurance Man and desire to represent com panies in any line of insurance, the facilities of our office are at your disposal. We desire agents in every city, town or hamlet in Nebraska where we are not already represented. We Represent Locally the Following Fire Companies in Addition to the Above: CITIZENS INSURANCE COMPANY of St. Louis. NORTH BRITISH MERCANTILE INSURANCE CO. of England. CITY OF NEW YORK INSURANCE COMPANY. FIDELTTY-PHENIX INSURANCE COMPANY of Brooklyn. SUN INSURRANCE OFFICE of England. BOSTON INSURANCE COMPANY, Boston, Mass. We Insure Any tiling Anywhere Stability- Accuracy Promptness Courtesy CEKT1F1CATE OF PUBLICATION State of Nebraska Office ft Auditor of Tubllo Accounts. LINCOLN. 1 eh. 1, ldtO. It Is 1-erery certified that the American BnrdlnK lOMipHny of Hultlmnie, li tho state of Maryland, has compiled with the Insurance law of this Mate, applicable tu sueii companies, and Is, therefore, authorised to continue the In rlnens of Fidelity. Surety snd liurglary In surance In this slate for the current year, ending January .11, mil. Summary of report filed for the year, ending December ft, lo. INCOME , . .11, 33:'. 324 14 0J.V82.4S rremluma AM other sources Total DISBURSEMENTS Paid Policy Holders $ 221.448 1.1 All other payments 769. 10;' 49 Total Admitted Askcts LIABILITIES Unpaid Claims and Expenses $ J14.S0I.M Unearned Premiums 20.I22 04 All other liabilities 8J.70R.24 Capital Stock paid up 760,000.00 Surplus beyond Cap ital stock ana other liabilities S $1.425,J0 2 $ tso,tf.ni $2,414, RSI. ? 1.017.439 SI "3 1, 497.181. S 747.161. 95 Total 111. 614. SM. 7 Wltnes my hand and the seal of the Auditor of Public Accounts tha clay and year first above written. SILAS n. BARTON, Auditor of Publlo Accounts. (Seal. J C. K. FIERCE. Deputy. CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION State of Nebraska, Office of Auditor of Publlo Accounts. LINCOLN. Feb. 1. 1910. It la hereby certified that the North British and Mercantile Insurance company of London and Edlnburg, has complied with the Insur snce law of this state, applicable to such com panies, and 1h, therefore, authorized to con tinue the business of Fire Insurance In this t state for the current year, ending; January 31, 1911. Witness my hand and the seal of the Auditor of Publlo Accounts, the day and year first above written. SILAS R. BARTON, Auditor Of Public Accounts. (Seal) C. E. P1ERCR, Deputy. CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION State of Nebraska, Office of Auditor of Publlo Accounts. LINCOLN, Feb. 1, 1910. It I hereby certified that tha Sun Insur ance Office company of London, In England, has complied with the Insurance law of this) state, applicable tJ such companies, and Is, therefore authorized to continue the business of Fire Insurance In this stata for the current year, ending January 81, 1911. Witness my hand and the seal of the Auditor of Public Accounts, the day, and year first above written. SILAS R. BARTON. Auditor of Public Accounts. (Seal) C. E. PIERCE, Deputy. CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION State of Nebraska, Offlca of Auditor of Publlo Accounts. LINCOLN. Feb. 1, 1910. It is' hereby certified that tha Citizens' In surance company of St. Louis, In the state of Missouri, has compiled with the Insurance law of this state, applicable to such companies, and is, therefore, authorised to continue tha bualness of Fire, Lightning; and Tornado in surance In this state for the current year, ending January 31, 1911. Witness my hand and the seal of the Auditor of Publlo Accounts, the day and year first above written. . SILAS R. BARTON. Auditor of Publlo Accounts. (Seal) C, EL PIERCE, Deputy. WORK OF FRATERNAL ORDERS Great Strength of This Feature of Life Insurance. PROTECTION WHERE IT IS NEEDED Woodmen of the World of Omaha an Uxor I lent Example of a Power Ill Factor la tha Iasar aar World. "Fraternal Insurance has filled a neces sary niche In the matter of life Insurance, that but for tha fraternala would have been left unfilled. It has afforded protection where but for it no protection could or would have been given. It is an Institu tion that has come to stay, and Is stronger today In the affections of a greater num ber of people than the old line companies," aid Sovereign Clerk John T. Yates of the Woodmen of the World, Omaha's great fra ternal organization. "In the early days the average working man oould not carry any life Insurance be cause of its coat. The result was that millions of people whllo recognising the infinite value of life Insurance, were by furce of circumstances uninsured, and these were as a rule the very class of people that needed insurance the most. "It was this condition that gave birth to the system of fraternal Insurance. Fra ternal Insurance met a need that was Im perative, a purpose that was noble, and a practice that became Immensely popular from tha very start. Growth of Fraternal. "The fraternal Insurance plans were crude at the start, and viewing them from this distance were deserving of criticism because of tha lack of thorough business standards and an unacqualntance with constantly arising conditions. But even then wore not more crude and unsatis factory than were the conditions confront ing the early history of life insurance in what la now known as the old line sys tem. It look years of hard experience to bring life Insurance to Its present stand ards, but in even a shorter time fraternal insurance has reached a stage of practical and enduring success, soundly and solidly established as the old line companies. "Naturally. I believe that the Woodmen ot tha World is leading all the fraternal insurance companies. And I am not mis stating a fact in. saying so. Tha Wood men of the World is founded on a prac tical principle, possessing In itself all the good features of other fraternal! and many better features that are not possessed by tbem. "Wo are but nineteen years old. Our death rata is lower than it was fifteen years ago, and the average age of our membership is younger thaa our compet itors, i Dedactton Based oh Facts. "We have profited by tha experienco of othera and have solved a few problems ourselves, lodependenUy. The practical and observant Insurance man knows that the ordinary mortuary tables are Incon sistent and that most actuaries' tables are mere theoretical deductions. "We basa our deductions on actual fig urea, not upon theory. The theory of In surance based upon uO.000 policy holders will not hold good for IJO.ooo or W0.009 members or policy holders. Tha prosperity and safety of an Insurance company, be it old Uoe or fraternal, depends upua the con stant accretions to Its membership. Once they begin to diminish the company begins to wane. The fraternal companies know this and henoe they are constantly can vassing for new members. "The Woodmen of the World had the largest growth during the month of March, 1010. of any month of Its history 13,086. We now have a reserve fund ot $10,000,000 and lit seven more year with our present ratio of increase It will reach 125,000,000. "The troublewlth the earlier fraternala was that they started in with too small a reserve fund, and overlooked the necessity of Increasing that reserve fund as their mortuary losses Increased. But they have learned the lesson, and now all the suc cessful f i eternals are paying tha strictest attention to the maintenance of a reserve fund in order to meet emergencies. No Room for Jealoasles. "A fraternal insurance company In order to succeed must have a constant Inflow of new members to meet the losses from mor tuary causes, lapses and suspensions. The same rule applies equally to the eld line companies. "There should be no antagonism or jeal ousies between the old line companies and tho fraternals. The fraternala gather In r'.sks that the old liners could not get. The physical requirements for membership In the fraternals is fully as exacting as In the old line companies and even more so. The further success ot fraternals lies In the fact that it is tha object of the fraternal societies to keep their members in good health for both sentimental and business reasons. Henco every lodge has one or more surgeons or physicians whose duty It Is to look after the health of the members. And here again is a strong argument in favor of the perpetuity of the fraternals. They not only care for the widowed and fatherless of their membership, but labor for the continued health of their members, thus materially reducing the death ex pectancy. Uniform Rank Petnalar. "Probably no one factor contributes more directly to the growth of f paternalism than what is known as the degree teams. the drill companies and the uniform rank organizations of the orders. The world has not changed much In the centuries. The panoply of war is just as attractive to the average man today as it was in the time of the Pharaohs and Napoleon. The uni form ranks givo the orders a semi-militant character. They are educative. It might surprise you to know that even the na tional government is considering very fav orably the proposition to recognlzo the semt-mllltant character of the uniform rank of the Woodman of the Word, and I dare say, of othrr orders. This Is because of the peculiarity of our institutions as relating to the militant branch of the gov ernment. The government Is coming to recognize the value of the drill and discip line that is created through the uniform ranks of the several fraternal orders, and its avallibiltty in case of emergency. There Is no soldier in the world equal to the well disclp.ined volunteer soldier, and the uni form ranks are doing much to assist In the creation of these disciplined volunteers. "We shall have three encampments ot the uniform rank ot the 'Woodman ot the World this year in different parts of the country. One will be at Qulfport. Miss., another at Michigan City, Ind , and an other at Union City, Tenn. Tha dates of the encampments hav not yet been determined." Webb was hired by the editor of a local paper to run things while he took a vaca tion. A minister brought In a long article on religion, and Judge Webb agreed to print It. The paper was pretty well made up, and there was Just one full column open. The ministers article made just one word more than a column, and Judge Webb waa in a quandary. The last line read, 'Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus t:nrist.' Judge Webb consulted the foreman, and that individual told him it was easv; that he could fix it. And he did. When the paper came out it read: 'Our Lord and Saviour, J. Christ." The minister and all the church people In town wanted to mob Judge Web." Topeka Capital. Kansas Jnflge aa Kdltor. "Speaking of comical newspaper breaks, eaia loin Hotkln the other day, "I think tha funniest thing 1 .over saw in that line was pulled oft down at Galena. Judge Real Eetate Mortgages (Continued from Page One.) corporations or individuals, a schedule of amortization should be constructed, show ing the gradual extinction of the premium or discount by the application ot surplus Interest, so that each year or half year the account will show the Investment value at that particular time and tha "writing off" of the premium of the "writing up" ot the discount will be such an amount us will bring the bond to par at maturity. It Is not overly difficult to introduce amortization accounts of premiums and discounts on your bond record books, even though you have previously kept such ac counts on the bal of par or of cost. One would at first thought suppose that it would be necessary to start schedules back to the date of the purchase ot the bonds, but this is entirely unnecessary. For ex ample, we find a D per cent bond for $00, 000, which twenty years ago was bought for $36,325, and which has ten years to run. At tho date of purchase it must have had thirty years to run. Your $ per cent bond table will show (thirty-year column) that this pjlce was on a 4'i per cent basis. Then turning to your ten-year column, it appears that tho value of a 6 per cent bond at 4 per cent is $u3,0u0. You can, therefore, be gin with this value. So long as the same basis is preserved, any number of Interven ing years may be disregarded. I have given you Illustrations for the property owner and farmer as borrowers and of yourselves and corporations as lenders and now I want tu Illustrate ouo case with which you are all familiar, wherein amortization would have saved the taxpayers of Douglas county thousands of dollars. The old Douglas county court house was built In ISSi, and upon investiga tion I find that bonds to the amount of $126,000 were Ordered Issued in ISM, just twenty-nine years ago, for this building, but ef this amount only $119,000 was actuully Issued. The county records show that on this indebtedness of $ll,0u0 nothing has been paid to date on the principle. The bonds bore interest at the rate of per cent and were redeemed in 1VJ3 by another issue of 4'i per cent; these were likewise redeemed in 1001 by a new Issue, bearing 3 per cent, including coupon. We, there fore, find the following expenditures to date: Six per cent interest on $119,000 from l&Sl to 1M6 $ W.bttO rour and one-hair per cant Interest on $UU,OUO from lt-'jo to IMS 42,RI Three and three-fourths per cent In terest on $U'J.000 from I'jUU to 1!10.... 11,937 ty-nlnth and last payment; the entire bond Issue would be canceled and the debt wiped out. Further, had this system been used, no voter would now complain or pro test against the building of our new court house, but this new one should be built on a bond Issue that Is amortized to re lieve the future generation from such heavy taxation. Or a total expenditure for Interest alone to dale of $174,737 This was an average annual interest pay ment of $6,025.41, making a trifle ok or 5 per eent for the wholo period. We will now suppose that these bonds had been issued on the amortization basis. The annual cost to the county would have been 4 per cent annual interest and 1 per cent amortization, or $7,140. You will note that this la but $1,125 per year, or an In crease of less than 1 per cent over what was actually paid, with the result that this year's payment, 1910, would be the twen- TREAD ON UNCLE SAM'S TOES Foreigners Very Fond of Making; Americans Abroad Targets for 8 it re-asm. Study well your United States history before you come abroad. They will coma at you with questions and thrusts, which take you unawares, and to answer which you must know our own history. For eigners seem to know all our weak points better than we do. This I have found not ably true ot the English, when I have met them, not as guests ot the same hos tess, but on the common ground of hotel or boarding house. With tho English I class Canadians also. The most sarcastic, bitter and unjust re-i murks about Americans I have heard were by a Canadian woman. She was "orating" on the subject of American heiresses "pur suing foreigners with titles, of the disgust ing and sickening way American parents offered their daughters fur sale to men of title, who wero notoriously Immoral, and who Ignored the American wives as soon as they get the money," and on and on. "What is so absurd and disgusting to us Canadian?," she said, "is that your great boast la your independence. Your war with tha English was to fre'e your selves from royalty and to do away with titles, and there's no nation today as crazy for titles aa Americans. I don't believe there's an American mother who wouldn't sell her daughter to any roan with a title she could get and pay over a big fortune In the bargain. All your millionaires buy up estates abroad and live in England or some other foreign country and break their nocks to get Into court circles. Why don't they stay at home and found an aristo cratic society in America? It's a standing Joke the big amounts tha English make American millionaires pay for titles." In vain the American woman to whom she was talking tried to show her she was Judging an entire nation by a few millionaires high light', that thousands upon thousands of rich American girls married American men, that we had just as fine, cultured and aristocratic society lu America us 'abroad, that after all it was no more mercenary to buy a title than it was for the English to sell one. She would have it that we were a nation of pretenders, really worshipping titles and royalty at heart. "Why," she said, "Americans keep so licitors busy In London, trying to trace their pedigree back to William the Con queror. My cousin visited in New York and Bald she saw as many crests and coats of arms displayed by the Americans aa she did in Canada." It was not iny "fight," so I could not defend Americans. 1 was simply a listener at this talk between the Canadian and a New York woman. I did, however, have a little pleasant "skirmish" with un elderly English dame who does not like us very will. "Will ou tell mo," said she, "how it happened that the horrible practice of slavery was ever Introduced into free America?" "Through the English col onies," I cheerfully replied, "and when they snt to th king to protest against slavery, he sent back word to 'grow to bacco.' That was all be woa interested in. Liverpool, you know, made herself rich with slave trade." On another occasion she said, very sar castically: "Have you no men In America who fight without payT Have you no men patriotic enough to volunteer In case of war?" , "You ought to be able to answer that question yourself, madam." I answered, with inward glee, "we have shown you twice that we have pretty good volun teers." Whereupon we both laughed and mentally "shook hands over the bloody chaem." It Is quite touching to see these aged rheumatic English women pull themselves up and stand while they sing " God Save the King." It Is quite tha custom In New York and other eastern cities to stand during the singing or playing of "America" and the "Star Spangled Banner" In restaurants and theaters, but as I recol lect, further west we do not all pay this mark of respect to the national hymn. Speed the day when we decide upon our national hymn.. Every time the Eng lish sing "God Save the King" we Ameri cans bunch ourselves together and sing our own words. "Why don't you get a national hymn of your own?" they say. "You borrowed that from the Germans and they from the Austrlans." we retort. Then some one says 'The Star Spangled Banner Is really our national song." We try to sing It; but the air does not adapt itself to ordinary voices and the words sound too warlike fo, a peaceful nation. First one voice dies out or gels left behind, and then one by one the others fall. It is all right for a high soprano solo, but almost Im possible for a general audience. The songs foreigners wish to hear are tha negro mel odies, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," '6u wanea River," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Old Black Joe" these they like and call for over and over. A music student with whom I lived last winter told me it kept her busy apologizing for my "awful musical taste," but there is something about "Way Down Upon the Suwanee River" that Just suits and satisfies me. And when I cun hear it sung by the deep, rich melodious, unspoiled voices of genuine southern negroes I enjoy It more than the vocal pyrotechnics of many of the grand operas. GERMAN CITIES LEAD WORLD Humanity and Ben ply Essential lt, tare of ReraarLable Uc veloptnrnt. "I know of no cities In the modern world which compare with those which have arisen In Germany during the last twenty years," writes Frederick A. Howe In Srlb ner's. "There are none In Great Britain, from which country official delegations are constantly crossing tho North sea to study the achievements of tho German City. There are none ir. r" runic, in which country the building of cities has made but little progress since the achievements of Baron Haussman made Paris the beautiful city that it is. "There have been three great periods in which the building ot cities inspired the thoughts and di earns of men. In the age of tho Antonlnes the Komun people gave themselves with enthusiasm to the embel lishment of their cities. The great public structures, the temples, amphitheatres and palace then erected have withstood the ravages of time and still remain the won der of subsequent centuries. During the middle ages the cities of Italy, France, Germany and tho Netherlands erected sim ilar monuments expressive tf the love aud pride awakened by their newly obtained freedom.. Now again in the twentieth cen tury the German people are expressing heir pride In the Fatherland and the impe rial aspirations of Germany In monuments of the same permanent character and ar tistic splendor. Capital cities like Berlin, Munich and Dresden as well as more com mercial cities like Dusneldorf, Mannheim, Frankfort, Cologne, Wiesbaden and Stutt gart, are vlelng with on another In the beautiful, the orderly and the serviceable. "Important as is the honesty and the efficiency of the German city, it is the bigness of vision, boldness of execution and far-sighted outlook on the future that are most amazing. Germany Is building its cities as Bismarck perfected the army be fore Sadowa and Sedan; as the empire is building its warships and merchantmen; as It develops Its waterways and educa tional systems. "This pa(amountcy of private property does not exist In Germany. Humanity Is first. The city enjoys some of thee sov ereignty of the empire. It can promote the beautiful. It can destroy the ugly. It can protect its poor. It can educate, as It wills. ' It can plan for the future. It can have city dreams. And the German city has dreams, dreams which are fast being visualized. The German burgo masters ure laying the foundations of the city of tomorrow as an architect lays the foundations of a forty-story sky-scraper or the designer of a wot Id's fair plans his play-city far in advance of Its excava tion. "German architects saw the obvious. They saw that the city would grow as it hud In the past. So they enlarged the boundaries. They annexed suburban land. The pres ent area of Dusseldorf, with its 300,000 peo ple, Is 29,000 acres; ot cologne with a popu lation ot 428,700, Is 2S.800; of Frankfort, with a population of 325,010, Is 23,13. Having en larged its area the city was In a position to rontrol its developments, to plan for Its building. It called in its architects and its engineers or It tent too a neigh boring university fur an expert. A plan Is made of the surrounding territory, of the topugisphy of the land, the natural advantages, tho proximity to the railways and the p:obable users to which the re gion will be put. The prevailing winds are studied, and factories aie only per mitted lu lorutc in certain prescribed areas. In sooiu cities they are excluded from the business and residence sections altogether, it it Is a working-class quar ter, the streets and parking ure adjusted to woi lilngmen's" homes. if it is suited for homes or u. more expensive sort, the plan is upon a more clubotato scale. "The foresight of the city does not end heie. Streets, boulevards, parks, open spaces and sites for public buildings and school houses aro laid out tar In advance of the city's growth." Perils fur MnlUs r'ur.orn. Tho proposition of exigent reformers that murned men should be disqualified from flirting with unsuspecting maidens, by forcing them to wear rings that shall bo the complement ot the wedding rings of their much better halves, is iuudublo ui purpose, but seems somewhat defective in practical effectiveness. Still, it has a masculine precedent in the legislation to prevtnt crime by prohibiting the carrying of firearms, which the lawbreaker laku care not to obey. This enactment is plainly designed to curb the reckless and deceptive benedict who flirts with spinsters under the pla tens that lie Is single. But what is to pre vent such an unscrupulous person from Slipping olt tha ring and putting It in his pocket when approaching the unsuspecting damsel? Rings are generally mora easily removed than automobile licenses and the have sometimes been found missing in the case of foreslghted Joyriders. Tha effective precaution would b to brand the married men. But where should the brand be put? The back of the hand would leave transgression open to tho kid-gloved, class. To locate it on the fac would seem a permanent disqualification; but think ot the hardship to the widower who In duo time seeks to replace his loss! Taking ali the intricacies of the subject Into consideration, would it not be simpler as well as more effective to Instruct the unmarried women not to let any un known men flirt with them? Pittsburg DiBpatch. LABOR DISPUTES INCANADA Good nesolta from Law Providing; for the Compulsory Arbltra tlon of Labor Troubles. Friendly settlements of labor disputes Involving 67,000 workmen and effecting . a saving in wages alone of more than $3,500,000 are evidence that the Canadian Industrial disputes act works. The act provides that It shall be illegal for em ployes of a public utility or a mine to strike or for employers to order a lock out until the Issue Involved shall have been investigated by a board, on which each of the disputant bodies shall have a representative and which shall be headed by an impartial third. Should tha board fall to effect an amicable settlement it at once makes a publio report, in which the Issues are made known In plain lan guage. After that they may strike If they wish. In these stubborn cases where an agreement Is difficult to reach, pub lio opinion Is relied upon to compel an equitable settlement. In this respect the Canadian law differs from the compul sory arbitration of New Zealand, whera the findings of tha arbiters are enforo able at law. Without this compulsory feature, however, the Canadian method works admirably, for In seventy-four of the eighty cases thus far, or DD per cent, the workingmi'ii were, agreeuhle to ac ceptlng the findings of the hoard and did not strike afterward, though at per fect liberty to do so. At present th act applies only to Industries In th natura of public utilities railways, telegraphs, telephones, mines, etc. hut so popular has It become with both labor and capital that it is now proposed to extend it to other Industries. How lung shall we have to wait before our own country grapples the strike evil and adopts some such method of dealing with it? Under a law similar to th Canadian act the great Philadelphia street car strikn would hav been prac tically Impossible. After eight weary -i weeks of riot and bloodshed it was at last called off, leaving the traction com pany and the strikers Just where they were before it began, Instead of having settled sny real Issue between th two. But the etrlk did not accomplish certain deflnll.f things. It served to embitter th feelings of each class toward the other, It put a groat city and Its envlfbns to needless Inconvenience, it fomented a gen eral spirit of lawlessness, it resulted In Inuries to hundreds of people and death to scores. In addition to tills .. trac tion strikers lost in wuges $430,000, the sympathetic strikers In th textile and other trades $2,200,000, the Bapld Trans I company $:,0u0.000 and other employers and business men generally $12,000,000 a pretty costly experience Jn both humaiiji lives and in money. Leslies Weekly, -a" Persistent advertising In Th Omaha Bm Is the road tu liltf Keturu.