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The Lady Macgabees

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Tlie Order of the Ladies of the Maceabees is a most worthy one and is constantly extenriing its membershipand business, lts management in 1 his city is in the right hands to insure progress and development. Great Record Keeper Emina E. Bower is an enthusiastic Maccabee and a thoroughly efficiënt business woiuan. Early in Februa-ry she iiled witli lnsuiance Commissioner Milo D. Campbell, her report of the order for the year ending Dec. 31, 1.-98. On Mon day of this week she receiAed from Mr. Campbell her authority allowiug the order to do business in Michigan. Some of the figures of this report are most iuteresting and gives a coinprehensive idea of the large amount of business vvhich passes through Miss Bower's hands as secretary of the order. They are as follows: Nuaiber of members Dec. 31, 1898, 40,366; money received in assessments, $183,076.24; receipts from other soiuces, $69,418.62; disbursed to pay death claims. .$168,850; disbursed disability claim, s $35;77, other disbursements, $27,716.57. q The Lady Maecabbee, the monthly organ of the order, editedby Secretary Emma E. Bovver, has a circulation of more than 44,000. The expense of running this paper during the year 1898, footed up $4,068.61. Few of our people right here at home have any idea of the iminensity of this fraternal benefit association or the amount of money it disburses in our city in the earryiug on of its business. The postage alone averages more than $150 per month. The secretary keeps six young employed con. stantly. Miss Bower dictates to her two stenographers more than one hundred letters a day. The office is a model of neatness, order a nd systematic work. It is a pleasure to witness the quiet but rapid dispatch of business there. Trom the secretary's annual report to the commissioner of insurance it appears that the erder is doios a great good not only in payment of death and disability claims butin a social way as well. Miss Emma E. Bower is emphatically the right person lor the place she occupies. She is now serving l;er sixth year as Great Record Keeper. We congratúlate the order on having so effecient and capable a person in the responsible positiou of secrejtavy aiu'r bespeak for its continued success.