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(INCORPORATED QY THE STATE OF NEW YORK, STOCK COMPANY)
JOHN R. H E O E M A N, President Additional Voluntary Contribution to Industrial Policy-holders over and above all obligations expressed or implied in their Policies. A Cash Dividend of $1,000,000 for Whole Life Policies Over Five Years Old. A Mortuary Dividend of $1,000,000 on all 1907 Claims Under Policies Over Five Years Old. Benefits During Second Six Months Increased 100 per cent. Whole Life Policies Over 15 years in force whan the Insured is 80 years of age paid as Endowments CASH DIVIDEND Repeating its generous action of the last eight years, and doubling the amount of the annual bonus, there has been declared by the Company this year a cash divi? dend estimated at one million dollars. This dividend has been declared on all Industrial Whole Life policies issued prior to .January 1, 1903. As has been tin? Company's practice heretofore, there will be included in these benefits the Whole Life Industrial policies of all those companies whose business has been assumed by the Metropolitan. A MORTUARY DIVIDEND has he n declared in the Industrial Department, applicable to nil rton'ili olnlniH incurred during Ihn cur rent yeni\ where policies on the tiny of death had been In force over ttvo years. The scale of dividends Is n? follows: Where death occurs after policy has been in force. DM polU in I O O F01 ftcr il< nd ?y foi ver 5 years, a Dividend of 5 per cont. Over 10 years, a Dividend of 15 per cent, ver 10 years, a Dividend of 10 per cent. Over 20 years, a Dividend of 20 per oant. Over 25 years, u Dividend of 25 per cent. examples: A policy ror $2i;o, issued on January ti, 181)7, matures by death during 1007 on January lL'th. The policy wns In Torce over ten years, and the Company will pay a Mortuary of in per oenpi or ?20. the heirs receiving $28?, Instead of $2tit>, as mimed In the policy. Or a ? $.100, Issued February 7, 1K80; death occurs in 11107 on or after February 8th; the policy wns over twentv-Nve yearn, the Company will pay the beneficiary a Mortuary Dividend of 2& por '800. <?!? $7;.. making a total of $1170. LIFE POLICIES RAID AS ENDOWMENTS During the year 1907 any person insured in the Industrial Department of the Metropolitan, who iB eighty years of age or over, and who has paid premiums for fifteen years or more on any policy, may receive the face value of his or her ptvi y in cash; or if a full paid-up policy is preferred, in order that the amount of insurant's may be available as a burial fund" at time of death, the Company will issue a paid up policy for the face of the policy. This voluntary conversion of Whole Life policies into Endowments or into fully paid-up insurance is one of the moBt liberal concessions ever made by any Industrial Insurance Company THIS MAKES $12.000,000 DISTRIBUTED VOLUNTARILY AMONG HOLD F. RS OF INDUSTRIAL POLICIES DURING THE PAST TWELVE YEARS. IN EXCESS OF AMOUNTS CALLED FOR BY THE POLICY CONTRACTS. INCREASE IN BENEFITS New Tables with large increases of^ benefits in Industrial policies have been adopted. The payment of premiums on all new Industrial policies will cease at age 75 Reductions have been made in the pre~\2ums charged for Ordinary policies. The Company Wrote More Insurance Than Any Oilier Company In the World The Company Gained More Insurance In Force Than Any Other Company In Ihe World. In M Ordinary Department the Company Wrote More Paid-far Business Than Any Othar Csmpar.y ?ave One. It Gained Ko'e Ordinary Business Than Any Other Company Save One Its Expense Ratio Was Largely Reduced and Was the lowest in the Company's History MORALHNSURE IN THE METROPOLITAN INTERESTING UND INSTRUCTIVE TALKS Bade by Hers Hart, Ihomas and Saucers Before liie Educational Association. ANOTHER OPEN MEETING TONIGHT Councilmen, School Trustees, City Officerc and Public Generally In? vited to be Present and Hear Messrs. riusseil and Maphis?Pleas? ed With Local Schools. One of tin; most interesting fea? tures of the visit of the State school examiners to the city was the meet? ing held at the High school building last night, under the auspices of the Newport News Educational Associa? tion. Examiners Hart. Thomas and Saunders made addresses that were highly Instructive as well as enter? taining and ihe pleasure of those present was only marred by the rath? er small attendance. Mayor Buxton. acting for Mrs. John B. Locke, president of Ihe associa? tion, presided and- introduced the speakers. Several enjoyable musical .selection were rendered during the evening. Open Meeting Tonight. Tonight thero will be an open meet? ing at the Hl?lt school nt which the members of ihe school board, board of aldermen nnd common council and city officials will attend and to which j the public generally Is invited. Examiner Maphls will speak on the , subject, "Education as a Business | Proposition" and Examiner Russell ? I will discuss "The School?the Peo-j ' pie's Institution." These nddresses ; promise to he well worth hearing I j and, like those of hist night, will be] of especial value to teachers and to j ; ?/inrcnts who have children in the ' schools. j All of the examiners aeein to be ; ' gifted in the way of speech-making and anyone interested in education cannot afford to miss their talks. Mr. Eggleston Detained. I Superintendent of Public Instruc j lion Eggleston was expected to be j present, at last, nights meeting, but i he was detained in Richmond and i telegraphed his regrets at the last j moment. In order that they may attend the ! sessions of the State board of ednca i tion, the examiners will have to leave i here tomorrow morning instead of j in the afternoon. For this reason the i High School Literary Society will i hold its open meeting this afternoon I instead of tomorrow. The examiners i : will be the guests of honor at this . ; meeting. Pleased With Schools. The examiners have . expressed ; themselves as l-oing well pleased ' with what they have seen and heard . during their visits to the local KcdlCOlS. A business session of the board I was held at Hotel _ Warwick vest or ! day afternoon. CHAIRMAN SHONTS OUT OF PANAMA CANAL WORK I s WASHINGTON, D. 0., .Ian. 23.? Chairman Shouts of the Isthmian Cannl Commission has resigned. Mr., Shouts resigns to assume charge of, the Ryan-Bolniont rapid transit in-' ' tcrests in New York. It has: been . i determined to establish the hend 1 quarters of the rnmmh's!on on the; I; hum:; and Chief Engineer Stcv ens undoubtedly will b? in charge. 1 ' Major BIngti?m Eslabtistied Kejsd quarters In Sllsby Building. KO KIORE TROOPS FOB CUBA General Staff Announces That Addi? tional Troops Will Not be Sent ta Island in Near Future Unless Un? expected Trouble Arises. The main offices of the quarter master's depot, in Newport N'cw.t have been moved from 210:212 Twen? ty-third street to rooms HOG, :!07 and 309 in the Silsby bull linjj, corner Washington ?vehh'? an-' Twenty-sev? enth street. Major (J. H. Utnghani. superintendent in charge of the de? pot and the nrmy transport service, will have his headquarters in the new offices. The building on Twenty-third street In Which 'he offices have been located since the permanent depot was established here, will in the fu? ture be used for storing ship's stores and supplies for the army transports stationed at this port. Troops Not Coming. It was learned yesterday that the pen era) army staff lids announced that ho additional troops will 1-3 sent to Cuba to join the Army of Cuban Pacification in the near future. It wns announced some time ago that, about 6,000 n Idltlonnl frcops would be sent to Cnia .if t 1;< f< n- the olec IIons on the inland in .Inne rnd laal week's report fjpd it that these troop?> would be star Led to Cuba through Newport News this week. A pnrtv r f ;!'r.:i ,i ;i n i .. \:< ? r : will be sent to Cuba In the near futnr.i ami relief squads to replace Home of t.hb troops now serving in Cuba '^ill bg sent to the island through New pert New-; from time to time, but It sit-ins to be definitely settled t.int another army will not go to Cuba unless nnlooked for trouble arises tin re. CIREAT FI6HT FOR LIFE QF HARRY THAW BEGUN (Continued from Page One). sessions concluding each afternoon at five o'clock. Police Barred Crowds. Before the hour ol trial arrived this morning the police lines bad | been extended to corrldorn adjacent to the court, room to Include the, entire first floor of the Criminal 'Court's building. The public had been warned in advance not to at-' tempt to get into the court room' aud few appeared. There were numerous clashes h?r tween r< pomers and correspondents and the I police. There were 200 newspaper men trying to get in and there was a policeman for each. The great squaA of blue coats was commanded 'by ^ police inspector. Only about fifty \ew?paper writers finally were admitted, the remainder of the space befhg roserved for tr?e Two hundred talesnvn sum nion.'d for the special jury panel. Justice Phlppen of the 'Court o Appeals, province of Maalaoba. wa. one of ihe pew persons not directly int?r fit( 1 in tho case wh'j succeed? ed in saining admission to the court ror.m. H<- w nt there its the pueat of 'District Attorney .Jerome. The Justice Raid the case had attracted grout attention In ilio Northwest an.i that ho was extremely nnxl??v to be present at. tho opening of tho trial. Tv/o Alienists There. There wob a decided stir when 'two prominent alienists, Dr. Curios McDonald and Dr. Austin Flint were escorted Into court and given t-eatu Inside the clerk's rail. They wero soon In consultation with Mr. Jer? ome, and It. was paid they had been engaged by him to watch the ease from the very start to be prepared to give testimony whenever It might be required. Those i ame doctors represented the district attorney when the Josephine Torranoya trial trial was stopped In order that a test mlghi b'- mude of nor sanity. When1 District Attorney Jerome was asked what hit purpose was In] having alienists he replied with some j feeling -i will answer no nuestloilSj connected in anyway with this case ? and 1 wi I tn-'ke. no stai amsnt shout any phase of it until the cud of the trial." <JLxJULiUL9JIJLg.JLI^^ !st Marine Notes 5* ISLJLiSLSJtjLjLSl JUL9-Q, 0, ft PJULOJ).JL1LQJLO. Wednesday, January 23, 1907. Arrived. Steamer Indrani (Dr.,) Martin, C'.lasgow and Norfolk?to United States Shipping Company with mer? chandise and steamer In distress. Steamer Savan (Dr..j Hunter. Be? lize?to nerwIndWhito Coal Com? pany for hunker eonl. Steamer Nantucket, Nickerson, Bal? timore?to Merchants and Miners' Transportation Company, with pas? sengers and merchandise. Steamer Jamestown, Hiller, New York and Norfolk?to* Old Dominion Steamship Company with merchand? ise. . Schqoner ChnrleB 0. Endlcott, Bail? ey, 'New York?to White Oak Coal Company In bnllnst. Cleared. ? Steamer Savnn (Br.,) Hunter, HaVv re and London?Berwlnd-Whlte Coal Compnny. Sailed. Steamer Nantucket, Nlokerson, Norfolk and Boston; Monroe. Hul phera, Norfolk and New York. Schooner Henry L. Pcckham', Hard? ing, SnJem. Calendar For This Day. Sun rises.7:13 a. m. Sun 8ets. 6:22 p. rri. High water-0:20 a. m.; 7:02 p. m. Low water- a. m.; 1:02 p. m. Delayed For Repairs. The reported arrival Tuesday of the Norwoglnn steamer Urd from Balti? more was an error. The vessel la still at Baltimore, having been de? tained there for the completion of ne? cessary . repairs. The vessel's tail shnft waB found to be defective find' will bo replaced by a !new one be? fore she comes here to load a full car? go of coal, Indiana Towed In. ^ ~" The i Irl fish steamer Indrnnl arriv? ed In port from Norfolk at 3:40 o'clock yesterday afternoon In ? tow of the tugs Edna V. Crew and Joseph Clarke. The vossel was towed,to the shipyard, whero her tail-end shaft will bo drawn and repaired and two new blades placed on her propeller. Notices to Mariners, The lighthouse board has iBsued the following notices: Hampton Roads, Va. Fairway Low? er Buoy, a B and WPS lst-class can. found missing, was replaced January 21. Elizabeth River, Va. Channel Buoy. 8. n spar, found broken off, was replaced January 21. A woman makes as much fuss over finding the picture of a pretty dreac in ? magazine-as a man would over finding a gold mine.