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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1900.
vival workers and Sunday school teach
ers, every Monday evening, beginning
Feb. 26, at Calvary Baptist church. Dr.
' J. H. Wilson, will lead the. first meeting.
SOME DIFFERENCE IN APPLICATION OF MERIT RULE IN REAPPOINTMENT OF THREE POSTMASTERS!
Elks to Share in Building. The
Davenport Elks have made a proposi
tion whereby they 'express their will
ingness to subscribe sufficient stock
to the new Commercial club to insure
the erection of two additional stories
to the proposed new building, these
two additional, floors to be devoted to
the uses of the Elk's club and lodge
rooms. The present plans call for but
a two story structure and basement. In
case the Elks are taken care of. a hand
some four story structure will bo erect
ed. The Elks will simply become ten
ants of the Building association which
will erect the building, on the same
basis as the Commercial club proper.
Turns Down Sign Firm. At the re
quest of a firm which seeks the right
to put up street signs in Davenport,
with advertising boards attached, the
city council held a special meeting
Monday evening. It took about 5 min
utes to refuse the request.
Creditors Get Littie. In the matter
of the bankruptcy of the Davenport
Engraving, company the bankrupt has
filed a schedule with Referee Helmick,
showing liabilities of $4,343. and as
sets of $G."1.23. Referee Helmick has
called a meeting of creditors for Feb.
23, at 10 a. m.
Reelect Directors. The annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Bet
tendorf Axle company was held in the
rooms of the Davenport Commercial
club at Masonic temple Monday after
noon. All the members of the former
board of directors were reelected as
follows: Lu P. Best, Theodore Krabben
lioeft. W. P. Bettendorf, M. Bettendorf,
and J. W. Bettendorf.
Arranging for Reviva!. The minis
terial committee of the Biederwolf re
vival met Monday afternoon at Sr.
Paul's Lutheran church. After a thor
ough discussion of the subject, it was
recommended that a union prayer
meeting of the churches interested in
the revival should be held in each sec
tion, for the first three weeks of March
and the last Thursday evening of
March all the churches will be invited
to unite in a union prayer meeting. It
was decided to hold a meeting for re
. P!ays at Big Wedding. John
Brockman of Davenport, who is now
attending the University of Chicago,
has received an Invitation to be one of
the 25 musicians who will play at the
marriage of Miss Alice Roosevelt. The
musicians will be under the charge of
W. H. Schildkret of Chicago, and Mr.
Brockman will play the oboe, not for
the ceremony proper but for the recep
tion that follows. A Washington band
has been secured to play for the cere
Obituary Record. After suffering
from a long and lingering illness, Mrs.
Bessie Ilenzen passed away at the
family home. 42i Brown street. De
ceased was 24 years of age and leaves
her bereaved husband, William L., and
her parents, beside two sisters and two
Charles I.owzader, aged 29 years,
died yesterday at the family home, 110
Warren street, after an illness from
dropsy and Bright's disease. The de
ceased was born in Nebraska and three
years ago came to Davenport. He was
married here last April to Miss Mary
B. Burgston, who now survives him
with one son. Charles Raymon. His
mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs.
William K. Benegar, also survive.
Three brothers. Grant, George and El
mer, besides two sisters, Mable and
Iva, mourn their loss.
Removing Factory. An industry,
one of the first to locate in East Mo
ljie. is lost to the village. The heads
of the Fuller Manufacturing company
and the Western Implement Manufac
turing company of Kansas City have
had negotiations pending for several
weeks and the consummation of an ar
rangement whereby the two concerns
are to be made one has been effected.
As a result of this merger the machin
ery in the plant of the Fuller Manu
facturing company will be moved to
Kansas City to the plant of the west
ern people. Work preparatory to the
transferring of machinery was started
in the shops at East Moline yesterday.
Chas. W. Moore, a machinist, of
Ford City, Pa., had his hand frightfully
burned in an electrical furnace. He ap
plied Bucklen's Arnica Salve with the
usual result: "a quick and perfect
cure." Greatest healer on earth for
burns, wounds, sores, eczema, and
piles. 25c at Hartz & Ullemeyer druggists.
Rheumatism Cured in a Day.
Mystic Cure for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
days. Its action on the system Is re
markable and mysterious. It removes
at once the cause and the disease im
mediately disappears. The first dose
greatly benefits. 75c and $1. Sold by
Otto Grotjan, 1501, Second avenue,
Rock Island; Gustave Schlegel & Son,
220 West Second street, Davenport.
Plans for New Home. The building
committee of Swedish Olive lodge, I.
O. O. F., met Monday evening and dis
cussed affairs concerning the contem
plated new building. It was finally de
cided to invite the architects who car
ed to do so to submit sketches, from
which the committee may select, be
fore having complete plans drawn.
Cordovan Fined. Lew Reynolds, of
Cordova, was lined $5 and costs in Jus
tice Peter Ingelson's court on the
charge of assault and imttery. The
complaining witness was James Weav
er. The trouble for which Reynolds
was arrested occurred in Rapids City
several days ago. It seems that Weav
er and Reynolds met there and got in
to an argument over a horse. Rey
nolds did not take kindly to what
Weaver said, and blows followed.
Injured Man Recovering. George
Anderson, arsenal employe, who was
injured at the Twenty-third street
crossing; by a Burlington train last De
cember, is mending rapidly and will
be discharged from the hospital in the
course of a few days. Mr. Anderson
attempted to cross the railroad tracks
on hi bicycle when the accident oc
curred. Mertz Repudiated. The socialism of
A. H. Mertz is not the socialism of the
socialistic party, according to the local
branch, and consequently at the meet
ing of the socialist party Monday ev
ening at the Art gallery, a resolution
was passed repudiating the socialism
M0LIME PM CLINTON PM ROCK I41ND M
From Cllntyn Advertiser.
In Rock island, Moline and Clinton there is evidence that the president desired to enforce the merit rule, but while he was P"ted f
so in the first two cities through the influence of the politicians, he was sustained at Clinton by Congressman Dawson, who is embracmg the opportun. y
to continue a friend in office. The Clinton cartoonist has pictured the situation as it strikes him.
of Mr. Mertz, as well as his writings.
Just what the difference is between
the socialism of Mr. Mertz and that of
the other members of the party in Mo
line is not known except by those who
have studied the matter.
Hackie Says He Was Robbed. One
Galvin, a hack driver from Davenport,
is out $S as the result of a holdup in
East Moline Monday night. And two
Greeks who reside in the village are
being diligently sought by the police.
The Greeks crossed the river early in
the evening, according to Galvin's
story, and spent the hours in taking
on cargoes. loiter, when full of beer
and ready to start home, they paid
Galvin $S and asked him to drive them
to East Moline. They were accom
panied by two women, and when East
Moline was reached, the women left
the men, but not till after a wordy war.
The parting spoiled the entire trip for
the Greeks, and they couldn't figure
hov it was worth $S with the women
gone. S.j. as Galvin tells it, one of
the Greeks pulled a revolver on him
and he was forced to return the money
which had been paid him for making
the trip. Now he has appealed to the
police for the recovery of his money.
If you are acquainted with anyone
who is troubled with this distressing
ailment you can do him no greatei
favor than to" tell him to try Chambei
lain's salve. It gives instant relief.
Price 25c per box. Sold by all leading
ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
Ladies, read this catalogue of charm?.
Bright eyes, glowing cheeks, red lip;?,
a smooth skin without a blemish; in
short, perfect health. For sale with
every package Hollister's Rocky Moun
tain Tea. "5 cents. T. II. Thomas'
Rock island county court. Judge E
E. Parmenter presiding.
In re conservatorship of John Mc
Ginley, insane. Petition by conserva
tor to dismiss petition for sale of real
estate herein and to dismiss all orders
and proceedings thereunder. Hearing
on petiticn and same granted. Peti
tion by conservator to mortgage real
es'ate. Hearing on same and petition
Estate of Stephen Eiker. Hearing
on petition for sale of personal prop
erty at private sale and same granted.
Sale reported marie and same approved.
Real Estate Transfers.
Bain & Kale to William Kale, part
lot 12, block 1, part lot 1, block 1, Mi
Mary M. & W. II. Jordan to William
Kale, part lot 12. block 1, part lot 1,
block 1, Milan, $100.
Jeremiah Pearsall to John r . l'utger,
lot 2, block 2. Hillsdale, $G00.
Robert Lynn, by master, to K. E.
Reynolds, part lots 3 and 4, block 5,
Howard's add., Rock Island, $370.
For Tonsil iti m
With grateful acknowledgment to its 8,596,705 Policy-holders for their confidence, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company presents the following summary of its condition and affairs
for the year ended December 31, 1905, showing it to have been THE BEST YEAR IN THE COMPANY'S HISTORY
United States, City and R.R. Bonds and Stocks . $79,629,477.18
Bonds and Mortgages 38,062,610.75
Real Estate . .
Cash - ... -
Demand Loans on Collateral
Loans to Policy-Holders ..."
Premiums deferred and in course of collection (Net) 3,826,755.63
Accrued Interest, Rents, etc 1,013,976.27
Reinsurance Fund and Special Reserves . . $132,705,296.00
Dividends Apportioned, payable 1906, on Non-
participating Industrial Policies ....
Same on Participating Policies, Intermediate Branch
Same on Participating Policies, Ordinary Dept.
(Note. N-;irIy a'l the reiinirv polirics of th'j Co. aic non-xurlkiaUii2 IIicici
i.-sticd ul low raits of premium)
Contingent Dividend Fund, Intermediate Branch .
All other Liabilities
Capital and Surplus
HOME OFFICE BUILDING
Larrest Office Utiilrtintr in the World. Madison Ave., Fourth Ave.. 23d and 2ih Sts.. New York Ctv
(INCORPORATED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK)
JOHN R. HEGEMAN, President
The Company OF the People, BY the People, FOR the People
A REASONABLE INDICATION OF THE DE
of its plans and of faith in its management may be fairly claimed
in the- number of Metropolitan policies in force. It is not only
greater than that of any other company in America, but greater
. than that of all the other regular companies combined, less ore.
It exceeds, in fact, the 'COMBINED POPULATION of 24 of the
States and Territories out of the 52 forming the American Union,
viz: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut,
Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona,
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota,
New Mexico, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wash
ington, Hawaii, and as to CITIES, it exceeds the combined pop
ulation of Greater New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, St.
Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Milwaukee.
The Company's policy claims paid .'n 1005 averaged in num
ber one for each minute and a quarter of each business day of
8 hours, and in amount $195.S3 a m.'nuts the year through.
The value and t'melines3 of these payments may be pleaned
from the fact that ot the claims paid during the year, 4,326 were
under policies less than 3 months old, 8,301 were on policies
v.-hich had run under 6 month3 end 15,143 were within the first
year of insurance.
THE DAILY AVERAGE OF THE COMPANY'S
BUSINESS DURING 1305 V. AS :
335 per day in Number of C!-v'in.s Paid.
6,972 per day in Number of Pci c es Issued.
$1,502,484.00 per day in New Insurance v.-ritten.
$123,788.29 per day in Payments to Pol.cy-holders and
Addition to Reserve.
$77,275.94 per day in Increase of Asset?.
Paid Policy-holders in 1905 for Death
Claims, Endowments, Paid-up Policies, Divi
dends, etc., with amount set aside on their
behalf as increased reserve
Paid Policy-holders since the organization
of the Company, plus the amount invested
and now on hand for their security
Income in 1905
Gain over 1904
Surplus in 1905 .......
Gain over 1904 .......
Increase in Assets during 1905 ...
Gain in Insurance in force ....
The total number of Policies in force Dec. 31, 1905, was 8,596.705
The total ami of outstanding insurance Dec. 31, 1905$1, 596,509,769.00
Number of persons in the service of the Company, over 19,000
THE TWO DEPARTMENTS
In the Ordinary Department policies are issued for from $1,000
to $1,000,000 on individual lives, premiums payable annually, semi
annually, or quarterly. In its Industrial Department (which is
family insurance) policies are issued on all the insurable members
of the household with premiums payable weekly. r
. The Metropolitan gained in insurance in force on which premiums are still bcinj paid MORS THAN ANY
OTHER COMPANY IN THE WORLD.
The Metropolitan wrote more business in the Industrial Department in 1 90S than ever before in any one year.
The Metropolitan wrote more business in the Ordinary Department in 1905 than ever before in any one year.
The Metropolitan wrote more business in 1905 than any other Company in the world. And this for the 12th
The Metropolitan has more premium paying business in force in the United States than any other company.
The Metropolitan has in force one-third of all the legal reserve policies in force in the United States. Its
Industrial policies in force equal in number all the Industrial policies of all the other companies in the United States.
.TTHE RATIO OF" EXPENSE TO PREMIUM INCOME IN 1905 WAS THE LOWEST IN THE
COMPANY'S HISTORY, ...... . .
This Company issues no TONTINE or other forms cf deferred dividend policies, in which the amount to
be paid to the insured must largely be a matter of ESTIMATE at the inception of the contract, and of DIS
APPOINTMENT at its maturity.
Its policies are plain business contracts which tell their whole story on their face; leave nothing to the ima
gination; borrow nothing from hope; require definite conditions; and make definite promises in dollars and cents.
Is not the fact that, notwithstanding the agitation in life insurance, the Metropolitan wcote more insurance
in its Ordinary Department in 1905 than it ever wrote in any preceding year, proof that GUARANTEED
BENEFITS for a fixed premium are what people want?
In its Industrial Department policies no obligation to pay dividends is either expressed or implied, the
premiums being at stock rates, without the " loading " designed for dividends ; nevertheless the Company for
years past, as a pure act of grace, has returned a part of its surplus, annually, to the holders of its policies.
The total amount so paid, including the amount set aside for 1906, is
OVER FIVE AND A HALF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CASH
J. K. GRIEF, Stxpt.. 1-2 Y. M. C. A. Bldg.,
Third Avenue and Nineteenth Street.