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THE WASHIMGTOJI HERALD,. SPiSDAY. JANUARY 14. 101S.
Items; General and Personal,
Of Interest to G. P.O. Workers
Hepry A. Nothnagel. of the day proof
force, underwent - serious surgical oper
ation on Wednesday, and little hope ts
expressed of his Tecovery. ,
After, week of rehearsal, under the
superrtsjon of Mr. Chfcrle E. Purdy
and Miss" Lillian Russell, of the CL P. O..
the members of the Bible class of the
Sunday school of Advent Church will
produce at the parish hall. Second and
V streets northwest, next "Wednesday
and Thursday evenings. January 17 and
18, a modern comedy, entitled "At the
Knd of the .Rainbow." with the following
cast of characters: Robert Preston, a.
, lawyer. Mr. Albert de I Brayshaw:
Douglas Brown, a football Player, Mr.
Frank G. Butler; Dick Preston, the
Broom- Mr. R. Audley Brayshaw; Stanley
Palmer. "Hawkins th butler" Mr. Wir
mer L. Green; Ted Whitney, football
captain, Mr. Harry W. Steea: Jack Aus
tin. Preston's secretary. Mr. Edouara .
blegler. a student, Mr. William Corrlck:
Marlon Dayton, a ward of Preston's.
Miss Eleanor Day: Nellie Preston,
a bride. Miss Helen N Ramsey.
Louise Roe', known as Miss Grayson,
Miss Aneela A Herbert; Phyllis Lane,
a football enthusiast. Miss Gertrude J
Barnes, Kathleen Knox, chairman of the
rushing committee. Miss Bessie L. Ram
sey; The Imp. a freshman. Miss E. Ger
trude Glbbs; Emily Elliott, with a con
science. Miss Florence V. Graves; Jane,
n maid with a taste for literature. Miss
Eleanor V. Laudvolght; Mrs. Brown,
stepmother of Douglas Brown, Miss
Helen T. White: Polly Price. Miss Ber
tha Ganen. Elsa Ernest, Miss Laura E,
Scott, Marjorle- Arnold, Miss Marearet
Cooper, and Molly Bruce. Miss Anna
Marsshalk, the last four of the Theta
Thomas J McDonaugh Is receiving
the clad hand on all sides over his pro
notion to the proof dek on the night
Alfred R. Lowey and George F. Erd
man have been given probationary ap
pointments as pressmen
Leonard Kukart, vice president of the
Bookbinders Union, has been transferred
from the Library branch to the main
Edward J Hall, of the night proof
force, has been absent from duty the past
week through illness
The last Issue of tho American Frcss
nian official Journal of the International
Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union.
.vhlch Is non printei In the technical
vchool attached to their home and sana
torium at Hale Springs, carries a hand
pome, up-to-date cover design In colors
which Is a most creditable specimen of
Another of the young men who take
pc vantage of the opportunity to acquire
a profession while earning a livelihood
in the G P O has resigned to practice
medicine In this city In tho person of
lJr r T Stephenson, a member of Co
I imbia I nfons committee on prevention
or lutxr. ulosls. He Is located at 653
Maryland avenue northeast, and his
j capacjtj and integrity of purpose will
urins success In his new profession,
whch, made him eo much respected as
fn emplove of the office and a member
fit Columbia Union.
V Ullly Holt. Hie fat and Jolly comedian
pt ihc Bookbinders' Union, "has" been
transferred to the Intermediate force
j Being a New Yorker, a v Islt to the big
city Is ever uppermost in his mind He
Js s member of the proof force and a
ptald fend steady cjtiien. except Once in
Year's night, after he had visited numer
ous and sundry places where the boys
with the wnite Jackets give such expert
displays of how to polish a glass with
a towel and after he had had Just one
more seeral times too many, on his way
home the lights of J;he great terminal
elation aiiracieu mm ana seemed to in
vite a short period of rest. He entered,
took a seat, and was soon enjoying the
pleasure Of handling a blue pencil and
demonstrating to the dub who had read
the proof In black and to the fellow who
had set the matter that neither of them
knew anything about the business.
minion of the law recalled him to earth
by & gentle rap on the foot and a de
mand to know where he was going Thus
rudely aroused, lie answered he was go
ing to New York. Asked if he had his
ticket, he replied in the negative. But
when he Rnswered the inquiry as to
when he wanted to go by saying next
November, he was rudely thrust out into
George R Gray Is again a member of
the forco of Jimmy Ross in the night
document section It Is a good many
j ears since George tint handled a stick
and rule in the G J O. but he is still
able to do his bit with the best.
Theodore, Jr , son of Theodore Gerber.
of the night proof force, and a third
5 ear student at Technical High, is con
fined to his bed with a serious attack
of kidney and other troubles.
Wishes to tell you FREE
How She Stopped
Her Husband's Drinking
By ell Mean Writ to Her
and Learn how She did it..
Fnr rrrrr 20 Tears Tames Anderson of G7
Elm Ave., Hillburn, N. Y., wua very hard
drinker. His cue seemed a hopeless one,
Dot iu yeaisago nsirat
in their own little home,
gave him a simple
t remedy which much to
her delight (topped his
To make sure that
the remedy was respon
sible for this happy
result hr also tried it on
her brother and sev
eral of hernriehbon.
It wis successful in
everv eve. None of them
has touched a drop of intoxicating liquor since.
She sow wishes everyone who has drunk
enness in their homes to try this simple
-fc r b&Sj r7S
remedy tor she feels sure that it will do as
much for others as it has for her. It can be
riven secretly if desired, and without cost
the will gladly and willingly tell you what it
Is. All you have to do is write her a letter
uting her how the cured her husband of
drinking and she will reply by return mail in
I sealed envelope. As she has nothing to sell
Jo not send her mosey. Simply send a letter
irith all confidence to Mrs. Margaret Ander
t ion at the address given above, taking care
-j. !o write your name and full address plainly.
' Hft tamtsty cufaut tvtry ear if "f rtaam
Xx&o stasia tt art a dtar vm tf drtotketmta
Baritt'ta tkit lady todej. Hrr ojcr it a
FELIX J. BELAIIt,
In selecting Felix J. Belalr for presi
dent for the third successive term, the
Bookbinders Union has shown wisdom
and good Judgment, for few men
who have come to the front
In the labor movement in the
District in recent jears hae mads a
better impression than Mr, Belalr. Of
the modest, unassuming type of man,
who never obtrudes or Intrudes, who
would rather follow than lead, who never
seeks the limelight, and never speaks un
less he has something to say. but when
he does ay a thing i pu know It la the
truth, and carries conviction with it,
such is the president of the local Book
binders' Union A sterling, 'straight-forward
American citizen, a thorough me
chanic, a man who loves his homo and
his famll). a student of economics, a
firm believer In the trades union move
ment, hut not a demagogue, not a fantlc
who believes that lahofcan do no wrong,
but a safe, sane; and conservative union
man, who believes that unions, like men,
to be respected must command respect
a John Mitchell typp of man. Such is
the man who has been chosen for the
third time president of the Bookbinders
Union, and who Is destined, hli friends
believe, to take yet higher ranks In the
trades union movement of America.
Mrs JInry Hoffman, whoso sudden
death (falling on the street while on her
way to the office) was a severe shock to
her many .friends, had been a press
feeder In the offico for many 3 ears, for
long time one of the force of tho
specification pressroom. Left a widow
with several small children, she took up
the burden with Christian fortitude and
carried It through with that seir-sacri-flclng
spirit which good women so often
Several compositors To the monotype
section, nlgtit, have been assigned as
operators, among thm Charley Peak.
who sais it comes rather awkward after
three years absence from the keyboard.
Pressman Julius TV. BurkhardtT'lias
been -called to his home In Ann Arbor.
Mlch. by the serious Illness of his
H T. (Windy) Brooke, who, since leav
ing the G P O has been publishing
newspapers and holding all kinds of good
political Jobs down In Alabama, la & can
didate for Congressman-at-large from
that State, on the Democratic ticket, of
course, with an Al chance of returning
to Washington and hanging up his hat
at the CapItoL
He was a black boy of about ten years,
and he was tolling up a First street bill,
dragging a sled. He was handicapped with
footgear several sizes too large, and an
old ulster large enough for a good-slzed
man. But he had a bead for business
As a white man smiled at him In paslng,
he said. "Hey; you all, boss. You pull
this yah sled up to the top of that yah
hill foh muhv an 1 II let yuh ride ah
belly-whopper down wif rauh." The
humor of the thlog appealed to the man
to the extent that he not only hauled
the sled but hauled (he black boy as well.
and gave him a good boost as a starter
down the hill
Fame, like certain botanical specimens,
often blushes unseen. And a postal card
section hero's fame would do likewise
were It not that the eil or modesty has
been ruthlessly rent by admiring friends
Reference Is made to Mr Doyle C
White he of the Ozarks. And his fame
rests on the rescuing, snatching, drac-
jjlng, or otherwise robbing the grim
monster who had laid his clammy-monoxide
gas hand on a fellow-boarder
Yes. Mr. White turned the trick. And
It seems that such acts are becoming
second nature to him. Arkansas tra
dition Informs us of similar feats of his
in that misguided country. Not all from
gas, though three being rescued from
the grave of the HTO variety on the Ar
kansas River, and another from "sar
John M. Phillips, skilled laborer, has
been promoted to caster helper, and
transferred from the spess, document
section, day. to the monotype section,
After several weeks' sickness Comrade
Theophllus Fitzgerald, helper In the
spess. document section, with an exten
sive acquaintance in G. A. R. circles.
reuirnea 10 omce during the week.
The legion of friends of Mr. J. P
Morse, one of the many popular persons
who served a long number of years in
the O. P. O. as a reader and reviser
wheh the specification was by all odds
the' Busiest section from whistle to
whlstleiwIl be gratified to learn that
he quletly.passed his eighty-second birth
day last Wednesday. He was remem
bered by many of his friends, and that
be may witness many more Is the unl-
tersally expressed, wish.
Mr. Jacob Tfewman, a- prominent mem
ber of. New York Typographical Union,
No. 8, took time In a recent trip to this
city to call upon his friends in the blc
Maker-up Nelson P. .Moyer, of the
spess. document section, has been sum
moned to his home in Lebanon, Pa., by
the death of his eldest brother. MaJ. H. P.
Moyer. who passed away at bis home In
that city, attributable to rheumatism of
the heart. The deceased was a promi
nent citizen and Identified with several
business Interests. He was the cashier
of tho Farmers- -irust tympany at the
time of his death, a position which he
had Oiled for several years.. HSTiad also
been the city treasurer for several terms.
MaJ. Moyer was wen Known in G. A. n.
circles, having enlisted at the outbreak
of the civil war in the ISTth Pennsylvania
CfLValrv. nervine until tho- cIosf f"nh.
lquentiy he Joined the National Guard and!
became a member of Gen. Gobln's staff.
The deceased -uaa In the sixty-eighth
year of his age. and Js survived by his
widow, two daughters, and brothers and
Mr. Thomas Shrldan. a former well
known compositor at the War branch,
who learned his trade under the late C.
W. Schell. since his recent transfer to
the clerical force of the .Adjutant Gen
eral's office has received & deserved In
crease In salary. His friends will be
pleased to learn of his promotion.
At the first annual meeting of the
Brookland Brotherhood, held in the Lord
Memorial Hall, Twelfth and Newton
streets northeast, on Tuesday evening
lait, ninety-five members observed "good
fellowship night" Vice President E. C.
Saltzman spoke on the "Growth and de
velopment oi tne brotherhood." He also
made a few remarks with reference to
the fruit, flower, and vegetable exposi
tion mat wm rje held In Brookland In
In compliance with the order excusing
all civil war and Spanish war veterans
who desired to attend the funeral of
Admiral Evans, seventeen civil war and
two Spanish war veterans were present
irom tne nana-composlng section.
At latest advices, Joseph C. Gaulden.
of the document section, was at San
Antonio, Tex., accompanied by his wife,
On Thursday evening last. Imposer
George W. Wetmore, of the document
section, accompanied by his wife, took
ineir departure for the Union Printers'
Home, Colorado Springs. His friends.
and they are legion, sincerely hope that
tnis desirable change will prove of In
In the list of missing articles for the
last month of the old year we note the
following on the bulletin board: Two
gold lockets, printer's tweezers, three
pairs of eyeglasses, breastpin, knit
glove, two pocket knives, two stickpins,
green stone setting in one; cuff button,
magnlfjlng glass, small sum of money,
and a sliver watch fob Can be obtained
in the sanitary s-ctlon.
During the week ended John A Gleeson.
a former faithful G. P O employe,
passed away at the Georgetown Hospital,
following an operation. The deceased, a
brother of the late "Andy" Gleeson. was
employed first In the pressroom, when In
charge of thelate Oliver II. Reed. He
subsequ-ntly served as driver and later
was appointed stable boss, or superinten
dent of stables. Owing to a change of
administration, he was separated from
the service of the government, and en
gaged in business for himself In the
northeastern section of the city Suc
cess attended htm. and although tendered
his position as superintendent, he declined
the offer, and paedaway possessed of
considerable valuable real estate He was
a faithful member of Nbnpareii Council.
No 431. National Union, in which he held
benefit certificate for K.0CQ A wife.
threo daughters, and one son. Andrew J
Gleeson. a clerk In the division of ac
countants, survive him. The funeral waa
held from his late residence. S0 Fifth
stffcct northeast, on Thursday morning.
with solemn high mass at St Aloralus'
Oiurch Interment was at Mount Olivet
Tho deceased was In his slxt -fifth year
George R Gnr. teviponry canpttfltor. AtonJtu I.
ftowan tfmrorr tneiAeostT tor, Itcnnla W. Ooti
txn, Uari M. WiDuancm. nd ConrtMj St. Mir
cer. frotmtlonUT mttaecger h?i. Alfred R. Lower
aoa uearsv i udman. trvMtionirr rmaau.
Samuel Smith. Gordon Scott. Hilton Gonllof
Hcxtrr M. DaaIU. Liward Lasdoo, William Mar
tin, Otho Jaac Richard Lewi Samarl Alexander.
Augustas Winter Klbrrt Mnrray. Samnrt II.
Pahsrr, William Garland. Samuel E. Carter, tern
xxrarr nnrtlllM laborer; Oornelfas L Smith John
V. Genua, Ernest D. r-oolo. Cnetirr 8. rhatr, Au
gustas C rewell. Samuel J iVarner, temronry
aUUed la'xrera, Thomas E. Reardoo. Patrick P.
McCormack. Thomas A. Lrnch, Janes Warden, trot
porary ptaateren. Dermis R, Connors and Llord tf
Williamson, temporarr messenger bora, Oscsr P.
lijler, xTOofreader, Georg F Erdman, trmporar
pressman. FtM W H. Brandt, monotype operator
William K. Bnrch. sillied laborer, resigned. Harry
Sajloa. temporary skilled laborer, resigned.
Mrs. Alms, T. Dsr. Mrs. Mary E. Bowles, Mrs.
Lrdta Hiring. Mrs. Vtrzi LaxW. Mrs. Ross I
Lawrmson. nmsfeeder. and .Amoa V, Conrad.
temporary skilled laborr. rom postal card tsdion
to press dtriston- foals E. Stem, skilled Uhorer
press dirisioo to ramriilet btnding sectlaar CTiarle
It. Gibbs. skilled laborer to helper, forwarding and
finishing section to carrenter and paint shop sec
tion' Frederick K, Weber, bookbinder, pamphlet
bindinz section, intermediate to nighl force. Will
iam Holt, bookblrider. pamphlet binding section.
night to intermediate force, John M Fbillipa. skill
ed laborer (3 cents per boor), document secuoa
(dar), to caster helper (35 cents per hour), monotrDe
section fnight), Daniel Sntton, temporary unskilled
labjorer. boildlnn ciTistan, to electrical section,
Bert C Champltn and George A. Johnson, from de
partmental detail roil to Library branch binding
Mellon, Leonard Isukart, bookbinder, library branch
bindinz section, to forwarding and finishing section
Mrs. Rebecca S Eberle. J Irs. Joanna F. Warwick
and Mrs. Blanche L. Wilson, rerforstors. Mis
Agnes M. Hawken and Mrs. FJirabeth MacNamars,
allied Uborers William O Guntrmn. bookbinder
and Mark A. Clareloux. skilled laborer, from ruling
and sewinz section, intermediate to dsr force.
Joseph W. Edwarde. unskilled laborer foundry sec
uon, to Linotype (night), vvtmtm A rowers, mes
senger boy (15 cents per hour) monotype section
(night), to skilled laborer (3 cents per hoar) mono
type section (aar): Arthur B. Mehinney, temporary
skilled laborer, pamphlet binding section, day to
LECTUBES TO FAKMKRS.
Southern Will nun & Special Insti
tute Train Through Virginia,
lUchmond. Va., Jan. 11-The Southern
Railway-Company, working In co-opera-
uon wim tne Virginia aeparimem oi ar-
rlculture, will commence January 3 run
ning a special "Farmers' Institute Train"
over Its lines betwen Washington and
Danville and from Manassas to Harrison
burg for the purpose of Instructing the
farmers In this section as to improved
methods of agriculture. Two stops a
day will be made at points which are I
centers of Important) agricultural com
The special will consist of two coaches
equipped with farm machinery, photo
graphs, stereoptlcon lantern and slides,
and will bo nceompanled by prominent
authorities representing the Virginia
Btate department of agriculture, who will
conduct lectures and demonstrations on
every phase of farming, fruit growing,
stock raising, soils, pests, marketing and
other agricultural problems.
Seek Head for University.
Lexington. Vo,, Jan. JJ. A meeting of
the board of trustees of Washington and
Lee University has been called for Janu
ary :. At that time the presidential sit
uation will be discussed and. If the way
be clear, a successor to Dr. George It.
Denny wrlll be elected. It Is a matter
dependent largely on the recommenda
tion of the committee appointed to look
over the field. Washington and Lee Is In
a most flourishing condition. It has now
enrolled CM students, more than at any
time In Its history. Its endowment Is
larger and the time is ripe or some pro
gresslve, practical man to shape Its course
so that it may be an even greater factor
In the educational development of the
State and of the nation.
World's Speed Record, In Aero.
Paris. Jan. 13. Pierre Jules Vedrlne, the
famous French aviator: established a new
world's record for speed to-day -when he
flew 1C kilometers (SS3 mllei) Is one
WASHINGTON, HOME OF THE
MIGHTIEST NEGRO INSURANCE COMPANY
Most Phenomenal Record Ever Made in tiiHevelopment of a Permanent
Life, Health, and Accident Insurance Business.
Every Claim Prdmptly Paid.
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF ASSETS
Seldom In the history of the making
and development of an Insurance busi
ness has a record been made that
equals that of the National Benefit
Association of Washington, the re
markable negro Insurance company.
A simple statement of facts rather
than glltterlntr generalities regarding
this extraordinary Insurance company
Is what Is believed yotr want and will
be Interested In reading.
A Steady Growth.
A succession of thirteen years, the
"hoodoo" number, has enabled the N.
B. A. to enroll a membership among
members of Its own race of approxi
mately 100,040: to meet and settlo all
maturing obligations; to give employ
ment and teach business methods to
over S00 colored men and women; to
create a tanglblo surplus. Invested In
approved and gilt-edged bonds, securi
ties, and real estate, of 1165,3:9.33;
to erect a remarkable monument to
the credit of the race, and to be
come known as "the standard negro
Insurance company of America. Such
Is an epitomized record of an organlza
tlon that once rented a 16 office room,
but Is now landlord of the five-story
office building In which the same room
Is located. This home building Is ap
praised at t'3,000, and located at 604
F street. Made of the finest pressed
brick, with Indiana limestone trim
mings, and equipped with modern cle
vator. heat, and light service this
Dr. noncnr w. Bnows,
home building, as an office building. Is
the recognized headquarters of many
of tho leading professional men, who
are active In the affairs commercial,
professional and social of tho negro
life of the District
There are twenty-two men and wom
en desks employed In the home offices
here, and thirty agents are dally en
gaged In the District of Columbia se
curing new business and personally
looking after the welfare of those who
already are members.
The office equipment Is In every par
ticular the very latest design, and all
modern office appliances, such as elec
tric adding machines, typewriters, and
check, protectors, are used.
Invariable courtesy to all callers Is
the rule of the association In the con
duct of all Its offices, both here and In
distant cities, and a cordial Invitation
Is extended to policyholders, as well as
the public, to visit the offices.
Surmounts All Obstacles,
Like all great movements, the Na
tional Benefit Association has had Its
reverses, but they have but served to
give It added strength and luster In
the hearts of the people when Its con
dltlon and position were proven. If
there Is any one thing the existence of
this financial Institution demonstrates.
It Is that the negro can be permanently
organized for his own good, and the
welfare of his communlt) , that the
negro can successfully engage In
business of a mathematical, legal,
medical, statistical, clerical, and man
agerial nature, and that he can safely
flu positions of a fiduciary capacity.
That the negro Is making positive
advance In intellectual power, moral
status, and practical business ability
Is Indicated by the stand taken and
Influence exerted by the National Bene
fit Associatlbn toward the enactment
by the Sixty-third Congress of a law
requiring similar organizations, char
tered by the national body, to deposit
ana maintain a guarantee reserve fund
of 1:5.000.00. The National Benefit As
sociation was one of the first com
panles In the District of Columbia to
comply with this new law. This is u
health, accident, and death Indemnity
company, organized ana conducted m
Washington, D. C. under the laws of
Congress, by negroes for the benefit of
the negro race. Every American hav
ing a drop of African blood in his veins
has reason to be proud of tho honor
able and successful record It has
achieved since It was Incorporated In
1898 and commenced business In 1S09.
It has Invariably, honestly, and
promptly met all obligations assumed.
Its affairs have been economically and
prudently administered for the benefit
of the Insured.- Its administration ,1s
under the supervision of Mr. Geofpe
W. Ingham, superintendent of Insur
ance for the District of Columbia.
Tho Interstate growth of the busi
ness of the National Benefit Associa
tion has been so great that It has been
licensed by the Insurance departments
of the States of Pennsylvania. New Jer
sey, Delaware, Maryland, and Rhode
Island, and has been examined by the
heads of tho departments of Insurance
for these States, and Is now doing- a
large business In each State.
Excellent Financial Itecord.
Few Insurances of the ago Of the,
National Benefit Association and doing
what might bo termed an exclusive
buiinF.a tn far as the risks car
ried are limited to negroes, have been
able to make as strong a nnanciai
showing to the insurance commis
sioners of the States In which the Na
tional Benefit Association Js doing
business as they have.
The assets of the association Include
the following' high-grade municipal.
railroad and traction bonds:
, V sine v aloe
Cirlul Tractira Bt. Co. of D. C.
Hid coarra U. Not; UirjrE. 3905,
xa. xa, . aw. 310 . naoo Rua
euur.(Tui ur. and Electric Co.
cocsoadated nortc. Is. W-rear sold
bends No. tt&. BOSS, 31 3,003.00 X3
u. a suel uorporauon G-jesr, X
ilnxlcr fund cold carnon bond.
No. KM... . . l.m.U 3.0)
IIIidus Crntrsl ny Co. 34a. Lordi
rllto dirbbai and terminal flrrt
morta. sold food. Noa. USD.
ISOl - 2,000.00 J4U.C0
Aonoix sa Kr. Brat ten. merte.
U, (Old bond .V M 10X00 K0.00
Fonda, Johnatown X. Glorerrriue Rr
On. SHeir roosolidated sen. re-
ftnxLaz mortn. .Voa. 310$, Vt r.000.00 1,-M.tO
Alctitson, Toprks I Santa re (Old
coupon bonde, mortff 4s, 100 years,
Jvo. CU1 . L000CO 1000.00
Northern Pactac It. Co. rrlor lien
rj. and land (rant No. UMO 1,00000 1.03.90
The Jamaica Water Saeplr Co. le,
first mortfasr unified (old bonds.
No. or.. ... i.om.oo 1.0S.00
Chlcajo. Ind. bo, Rr Co. ts,
50 rears, cold bond No. IXC 1000.00 KB 00
Ctah Ucbt and 'ower Co. 4s, con
aolldated marts, (old bonds. No.
3S4 . . SOOlOO . SOlM
Town of Ba-ie Citr. Vs. t la- f
proreroent bonds Nrai 1 and 37 l.(OJ.0I 1,
Xbe VVasbtcston Terminal Co. SHS
firrt mis. coapoo fond No, 16 1,00109 K3.00
Ublch Valley llr. Co. is, (en.
consolidated rat; (old bond No.
ME - . 1000.00 row
City ef lUlttmnre school boose Loan
4s, bos. SO and M , . . , JCCCO VtSUa
City of Baltimore enaloo boose loan
Is. Noa. O and S3. .. UCOOO leWB
Lersrelr. llahn'a Teak k Parifie
Rr. Co. refunding mts. S per cent '
tmj No, HO 1,000 00 1.000.00
Boston L Maine Kr. Steer 4ia,
Net. 1S and Id . . ..3.00000 X1X00
Baltimore fc Onto Rr prior Ben
(Old bond 3'ts No. M UO . 1.000.00 tTJ0
Untie Elrclrir Ry. Co. 5 per cent '
bauds No. 10S and 1J ...... 3,00100 1J0O.00
Lt.e hnore A llieUcsn Fo. Ilr.
3s prr rent bond No. 3391. 1.00100 S3L0O
renna. Ry Go. first resl estate pur-
ensee money (old bond 4a, o. 300 1,00100 1,S7 SO
Tntoo Electric I'd. first Bt. 5.
Nos. 112 and ITT ... . . 1.000.01 P0.00
Northern rarific Co. Trior lieu arrl
ry land (rant (old bond 4s, Ve.
D mo .. ann sos.3
Northern Pariflc Rr Co. Them
Ry Co. C B. . Q mnatrral
trmt joint (old I prr cent bonds,
Noa. lit and IS . . 1000.00 X3.0S
Manrnette end Bessrmer Dork and
NeTlfstioQ Co. first (uanntced
(old 4H braid No 434v . 1,-OJ.tO I.OCD.00
Laramie llihnl rrax k farina Ry.
Co. S-iear J rT cent collateral
trott cold conreQ notea-SEl, Z3 3,000.00 3,000 00
Gary fc Intemrbsn Ky. Cow first
rrftmdins mte. rer cent sold
bonds Ks. A604.ASC, B,US
B 1". and 11 4 000.ft JJ0O.00
Boston . Northern St. Ry. first v
reft- sold 4a. No. 4 a doe 14. K.O0O.O3 PC.
Chatunoccs Ry U(ht (., Or-t
rrfirAilinc rote. S tve rent mid
bond. No. 1313. doe U64 - 1000.00 JTiJi
Chessteese & Ohio It. It. Co. (en.
mtf. iHl. das March t in.. - 1,00009 1,03109
Cfcirefo Slemphia Golf H. It. Co.
first mt(. 5 rer cent (old bond.
No. 130, doe 1M0 . 1 000.00 KJ.O
Cbirsco. Mrmrnis a; Golf R. R Co.
first (en. mnr. 3 per cent gold
bond. Va C. 31. U 5 per cent.
-. dne mo. - - .1.000.00 tSSLZS
Chicago N western Ky. Co. (erv
mtg. 4 per cent (old bond. No.
C & N. V. I per cent. 475TO. due
net , .. iooa.00 tru
Chicago. Memphis A Gulf R. R. Co.
first morts. 0 rer cent cold bonds.
Nov IK and 138. dne BIO . 00900 19330
City of tlreeneille Tex.. 3 per cent
water bond, due 193. 1,000.09 1.C3.00
Chicago, BnrUngton Qnlncy C R.
Co. gen. mtc 4 rer cent (old
bond, -doe l6s... 1.OOO.09 M0.3
Oty of Jersey aty, a. J, srater V
rer cent (old Dona, No. mi. dae
13EI ........... 1 009.00 1.0CO
County of Westchester Sanitary
Sever District 4 per cent (old
bond No. 33. due 197... . L0CO.00 1.0S3C3
Gary lc Intrrurban Ry, Co. first re
tunduic mts. 5 per cent (OKI
bond. ho. A3tT. dne 1933.. 1.000.00 MLK
Laramie, Uahn'a Peak It rarific
Ky Co. s-year I rer cent collateral
trust cold cxttmon notes. Nos, 37
and 31, dne 1913. . . .. 3.0D0.00 3,019 OS
Laramie, Hahas rrak & radfio
T per cent collateral trust cold
coupon notes. Ncs. 153 and CM .. 3,00009 1 KO.00
Laramie, Hahns Peak A rarlSc
Ry. Co. T per cent collateral trust
cold cctiroa note. No. ft 1,009 09 99CJ1
Laramie, Hahn'f Peak i radfie
Ry. Co. first refundin( mt(. per
cent gold bonds, Nos. 731 and 1137 3.000.00 3,93.n
lwrence Banrum it Co. 7 per cent
tufciied capital ator. J Feb.,
Na 3S. 10 euarrs.. .. 1 000.00 1.-O.C0
The VTashington Terminal Co. 3Vss.
first mtg. cold bond, coupon No.
190. due 1913 . 1ATJ.00 9S1S4
Union Kectrte Ccmrany (DUlon.
Jlont.) firtt mts. Si. Nos. 1SS and
1ft. dne 1X8 -, - 1009.09 KC.94
Union rsdOe R. R. Co., 19 shares
ot-mmon stock. . M 1,099 00 ,rfv35
C. B. ranama Canal tends, when
and as If laved. Treasury Dei..
U. 8. A. Sec-y-s receipt. No. IC . 1 009.09 1.CS.C
Insurance for All.
The premiums or the policies Issued
are payable on the weekly and
monthly plan. The company Insures
HOME OFI'ICB BUILDINCT,
eXO ' street ncrtavrtt. '
entire families, from babes of two
years to person of nlxty years.'
Straight life policies are "written In
like manner in amounts un to 3500. and
ran Increasing policy for children.
gp" tgfeti tiW-s pg
Following Is an exhibit of the thir
teen yearly stages of progress:
Year. Members Written. Amount.
1199 990 C1.0CO.CO
1900 1 000 3U18.00
19M iS4 tiSBSt
1903 Mil BXJUO
1993 JJIiS 119.300
1994 3l lC.tsT-J)
19C3 S.SM -33.6- 00
199 7 tS) 3.SJ0
19C7 7.T0S riSSM
tX W0JJ IU.US.CO
1909 13.93 90.9-3.07
i9t9 ii.uj l.oarxa)
1911 30 M 10683
This was a gain of 4,580 members
for the year. A total of J1:6,J9Z 33
was collected, making a g-aln of 131,000
over 1910. The assets are now up
ward of $15.3:9.33, being a gain of
2:0,000 over 1910.
A Large Business.
Over 76,000 policies of the National
Benefit Association, representing
total of 4,ooo.ooo of insurance, are
now in force.
This exceptionally Interesting record
Is each day made more Interesting by
tne amount of new business written
by tho agents. The Association paid
In 1911 to Its policy holders for death
and sick benefits a total of j:;,013.15
The death and disability benefits paid
out by this unique organization aggre
gate I103.513.S8 since 1901. In every
Instance claimants are paid Immediate
ly upon presentation of due proof of
disability or loss from death. Ninety
five per cent of all claims the National
Benefit Association has been liable for
have been satisfactorily adjusted with
In twenty-four hours after proper proof
of same had been submitted. The
prompt payment of claims Is the pur
pose for which the Institution exists.
It Is the performance of Its obligation
to the Insured In case of his or her
sickness or accident, and the fulfill
ment of the provisions of the policy to
the beneficiary In case of tho death of
the Insured. It has afforded an Instant
capital for the education of orphans,
and Immediate cash for the settlement
of bills arising from disability and
death It gives Immediate support to
the afflicted and provides ready money
to tide the family over until the bread
winner ts able to resume his or her
daily tolL It is an Indisputable fact
that the National Benefit Association
has successfully met Its maturing ob
ligations to Its members and their ben
eficiaries with the same regularity and
deliberation during periods of financial
disturbance as It has during normal
The peoples of the six States where
the National Benefit Association Is do
ing business under the license granted
them, as well as of the District or Co
lumbia, are everlastingly Indebted to
the National Benefit Association for the
suffering it has relieved and the habit
of thrift It has Inculcated In the mem
bers of their several Negro communl
Men Who Made It.
The directorate of the National
Benefit Association Is composed of
well-known Insurance, professional
and business representatives, a ma
Jorlty of whom are long-time resi
dents of the National Capital, pros-
I perous and respected tn their individ
ual spneres, ana icaaing negro citi
zens of their respective communities,
Robert W. Brown. M. D.. president;
S. W. Rutherford, secretary and man
ager: IL M. Hawkins, assistant secre
tary; M. E. Wood, treasurer, and R. H.
Rutherford, national general agent, wno
ara also dlrectors.and the other directors
are John II. Braxton, realty operator,
of Richmond, Va.; I. 8. Plummer, of
HyattsvlUe, Md. Insurance agent?
SL E. Lowery. of Washington. D. (X.
caterer, and R. C G rattan, capitalist,
of Newark. N. J.
To the keen Interest and the energies
of S. W. Rutherford, the secretary
manager of the NatlonalJSenefit Asso
ciation, Is due. to a great measure. Its
success. As one of the organizers of
the association, and active In Insurance
circles for some fifteen years, his pos
session of executive and managerial
ability has brought to the affairs of
the association the careful and far
sighted policy by which It has been
able to become such a success, to ac
cumulate a large fund, so well Invested,
and to gain In Insurance circles the
reputation for strength and reliability
which It possesses.
Syndicate Committee Sncceedlnr.
As the business of the National Ben
efit Association has grown the oppor
tunity to write larger policies has
come to It with recurring frequency.
To care for such business a commit
tee was named a few years ago to
finance the formation of a company
with a large capital and surplus which
would be able to write all kinds of
life, endowment, and limited -payment
Th shares in this project arc being
sold to negroes iri all parts of tho
United States whero the company will
Many of the leadlne profes-
atonal, financial,- and commercial negro
- -- . .
men and women; have madt Ilbjral In
vestments In the shares of this, new
At this Urns these shares ae being
sold at J15 each, and when desired by
purchasers payments may be mad
upon the Installment plan.
As the proceeds al these shares ara
received by the National Benefit Syn
dicate Committee they ara Immediately
Invested In high-grade approved bonds.
A list of those now owned It hare
.Vrnii and dtsrxipUon. Verse. Value.
Butts Rectrie By. Co. .first roil.
(a. -Va JIT. dne M3......... ri.t09.00 tHi.!
Canadian Northern By la. Winnipeg
Terminal (Old bonds ,4os, OS?
and 0339, duo 1X3 . . SJ00LOI M1733
Chicago. Bock Island It Padflo By.
Co. general mxg. 4 per rent gold
bond No. SC3. due 1999 ..1.090.09 90T11
Oerttand. Clnclanatl. Chicago as Bt.
Louis Ky. Co. gen. Bit 4 per cent
geld bond No. K133. doe June ,
1993 ... lpCM tfX.31
Gsry kemecUcg Ry. Co. first rntg.
S per cent gold bond No. M U,
dne 193. ,.-...... ...... ........... 1.000.09 taTO.09
German Amjrlcaa Car Company 9a.
first trust gold bond No. 143
and 1H. dne March L 1913........ L009.99 ".tan
The Jamaica Water Supply Co. (a,
gold bond No. (a. due Julr 1. 19S4. IJXBM 9EXTS
The Jamaica Water Supply Cos Ea
first mtg. Tnufled (old bond Na 7.
da July I. 130) .., . U00.03 LSH.B
Laramie. Balm's Pea ft Psdfle Ry.
Co. 4. gold bond first refunding
mtg. Xa 009, du October 1,
1333 U0O.00 19SS.90
Laramie, Uahn'a Teak A Pacific By.
Co. S-Tear 7a, collateral trust (old
coupon note Na 34. due Jsnnary
I. 1913 .., . U00.09 LOM 11
Laramie. Uahn'a Peak A radfie By.
Co. first refunding mtz. is. No.
Til. due Oct L 1931. 1.00109 Uls.09
Laramie. Hahn't IYak A PadSe By.
Co. 7 per cent collateral trust note
Nos. 39U 393. 393. and 394; due
133 ... J.90100 Z.0HSJ
Laramie, llahn's reek ft Paeitla Ry.
Ca collateral trust not Is, Na
Ui. du Jan. 1. !! ... .. L0CO.0T 1.0-4.61
Marquette A Bessemer Dock and
Nsrfgstlen Ca. first guaranteed
44 per cent gold bonds. Na
CI. doe 153.. . l.OCaCO 1.03.13
Mmnesrolls. to. Tsui ft Banlt 8te.
Marie Ry. Ca first, consolidated
mtc 4 prr cent gold bond. N'a
KCt . 1.0CO.09 9T7J1
New Tort. Ner Haren ft Hartford
R. R. rjeoonrertlbl debenture
Na 11794, du 1X5. . .. Ltr&OO JOS
Norfolk ft Portsmouth Traction Co.
5e, first mtg. OO-jear, Na 3S93;
dne 1930. ... .. . .. L00O.0O 940.99
The Pennsylranuv Ctxnpany is. 15.
3-year gold loan of 1906, Na 10731;
due April 1, O-l.. . 1.0OT.CO L008.7I
Resdnig Ca and PhibdelphU ft
Reading Coal slid Iron Joint gen.
real cold 4 per cent bond Na
31 13905 due Jan. 1. 1997 - L0C0.09 990.61
feonthern rarifie By. Ca first re-
fundinc cold 4a. Na it 3IT 1000.00 9(2.67
Ltah Light and Porrer Ca first
ceeisoHdated ts. gold bonds Nee.
3737 and 3739, du Jan. 1. 1330 1,00.09 63.6
Ctah Light and Power Co. first
consolidated mtg. gold 4s, Nos.
S7 and 409. due 1330 .. .. LO39.00 929.90
The success cf this committee work will
be the establishing of a National Negro
Life Insurance Company to be Insti
tuted upon a legal reserve basis, and
conducted In accordance with modern
and approved methods, embodying
every safeguard of permanency and
atablllty.yleldlng a, remunerative rev
enue for stockholders, and furnishing
guaranteed protection to policy holders
It Is aimed to organize with a capital
of J100.000 00. half of which hag been
- aW. '( 6- i.
air-Bin i aWtr'HSS;-
The largest single consignment order
ever placed Tor automobiles of any make
will leave the BuicltWsctory at Flint.
Mich., on January STbext. to be deliv
ered at San Francisco. This shipment
will reqj're a train of fifty ears, double
decked. The order Is for 23) cars, embrac
ing the complete line of 1913 models. This
ts a cash order, amounting to 320S.SOO
The Howard Automobile Company, of
San Francisco, placed this order, which
was sent in the form of a night letter
gram. Train-load orders are not new to the
Bulck company, hut tn this particular
case the Bulck has broken Its own record
of forty-two car loads. The Bulck fac
tory covers twenty-three acres In It
sre manufactured wheels, axlei. chassis,
bodies, motors, radiators, transmissions,
differentials, and even the bolts, nuts, and
cap screws. Nothing that enters into the
construction of the Bulck Is made outside
the Bulck factory with the exception of
magnetos, carbureters, lamps, and tires.
The Bowles Motor Sales Company. Inc.
successors to N. 8. Bowles, which re
cently filed articles of Incorporation in
this city, have remodeled their premises
at 1603 Fourteenth street Into a first-clsss
auto supply and accessory house, having
built one of the best auto salesrooms In
the city, which will be used exclusively
to display their line of Warren pleasure
and commercial cars. An up-to-date
service and repair department has been
added The officers are G W Bready, a
prominent banker and business man of
this city and Maryland, president: L C
Barber, vice president, Charles Klopp-
meyer. secretary: N. S. Bowles, treasurer
and manager. They have three car loads
of Warren cars for Immediate delivery,
and report the sale of a "W fore-door
touring car to Stanley Lonsburgh.
Frank O Flckling. secretary and ge-
eral manager of the Frank G. Flckling
Company, has severed bis relations with
the company to take effect to-morrow.
and will shortly open a large general
automobile supply house1-with several
representative business men at a, loca
tion to be decided upon within a few
Irving T Donahue has opened an auto
mobile and wearing apparel store, at 1M.1
M street northwest, with a full line of ac
cessories, Wearing apparel, and oils. In
addition to the above. Mr. Donahue has
secured the Washington agency for the
Russian Porwodnlk tire.
Mrv Scott HameL better known as Jack,
and Mr. George W. Runglett. local ac
cessories people well known to the auto
trade, have become associated with this
"KID EGAH" ACQUITTED.
Declares He Lost Stolen Money by
Assistant United States Attorney
Ralph Given yesterday dropped the
prosecution of "Kid Egan," or Samuel
Perskin. tho Washington pugilist, on th
charsre of rnbritnv JaeAh XI f'At,.. a
iSCS Seventh street northwest, ot JS0.
Th "Kid" admitted that be took, the
money away from Cohen, but declared
that he -was Justified in his act. because
ot the fact that Cohen had fraudulently
obtained the money from him In a. rams
by means of marked cards.
Rev. Dr. John B. Morgan Dead.
Paris, Jan IX Rev. Dr. John B. Mor
gan, a cousin of J- Plerpont Morgan and
rector of the American Episcopal, Church
ot tne lioiy Trinity since ixa, oiea bar ,
to-day of a throat complaint Rer. Dr.
Morgan was a brother of tho late G. H.
Morgan. Junius Morgan, a nephew, and
Caroline Morgan, a niece, were with him
when ha died.
Wilson, 34) Harmon, 35, la Poll.
Richmond. TT. Jan! 12, A coll of th
general assembly ot Virginia mad hers
to-day shows that for Presidential prafer-
enes Wiljinn Tift fhfrtv-rnm kn4 TTaeiwftw
thtrtv.twn. ami nf tn rrmihiicna -cr.
has Tour to two for Roosevelt.