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BERLIN. Dec. 22.— The notes of Ger
many and Great Britain formally Invlt- Injr President Roosevelt to act as arbi trator in tho Venezuelan dispute were Allies Transmit to Embassadors the Appeal to Kooseveltl ' INVITATION IS ON THE WAY. The belief Is generally expressed here that, though the blockade has gone Into effect, there has been no Interference with vessels save those flying the Venezuelan flag. The British and Italian warships are blockading the eastern coast of Venezu ela and the Germans the western. • The 1 German blockade does not become r gen-* erally effective until Decembr 24. .:.:.:, The Red D line steamship Caracas.''hav ing on board The' Call-Herald correspond ents, which was detained here to-day on advices from the. agent at La Gualra not to leave until further Instructions;- has just received orders to depart from La Gualra. This shows that there will be no objection by the allies to the entrance of the steamship Into that port. * The Red D line steamship Meiida. which also Is here and which Is bound for Maracalbo, Is still detained. Kelly Is Vindicated. The case of James Kelly, switchman, charged with felony embezzlement on complaint of M. F. Hammond, was dis missed by Police Judge Mogan yesterday. Hammond accused Kelly of stealing two valises containing his personal effects and $1000 In greenbacks. The valises arrived on a steamship from Seattle last Thurs day. The Judge told Hammond that he was about the worst specimen of a pre varicator he had known and said it would serve him right If Kelly had him arrested for perjury. . - . ,-. Sentenced for Burglary. Andrew McAllister, who plekded guilty to a charge of burglary lrf the second de gree, was yesterday sentenced to serve five years In 8an Quentln by Judge Dunne. He broke Into the basement of Kmlle Oiraud's house, 851 Fifth avenue, west, on October 23, and stole a quantity of tools. There were three prior" convic tions against Mm, but they were with drawn in view of his plea of guilty. Chief of Police Wittman has arranged for Sergeants C. H. McDonald, John P. Green, H. J. Wright, J. L. Lewis, Charles Cullum Thomas Mahoney, -J; H." Ander son and LJonel Shaw to act as pallbearers at the funeral of former Chief Lees this afternoon. Two companies, one from Company A, with Captain Blrdsall, Lieu tenant Gleeson and Sergeant Coogan in charge, and the other from Company B, with Captain SplHane, Lieutenant Conboy and Corporal Shanahan commanding, will act as an escort. Former Chief Lees' Funeral. flax at $250 Monthly. The Board of Supervisors yesterday paired to print an amended ordinance increasing the license of amateur boxing clubs from $100 to $250 per month. In order to permit the Olympic Club to give exhibition", the provisions of the ordinance shall not apply to any domes tic amateur incorporated athletic club holding amateur sparring exhibitions In its own gymnasium and to which no ad mlrMon fee is charged. Supervisor Boxton stated . that the li cense was increased because it had been found difficult to limit the number of amateur boxing contests in the past He had advocated a license of $500, but the compromise figure had been . agreed upen. Board of Supervisors Amends Pres ent Ordinance and Fixes the INCREASES LICENSE ON AMATEUR BOXING CLUBS L. C. \Jtrr. president: lite Aflams. vice presi dent: Sol Meyer, secretary; >;. g. Friedberg treasurer: Jc^ph Hterllng. L. Bolomon and "W. Lewis, trustees: A. Fromberg. me*nenger; Albert Adler. doctor; Philip Flatow druggist Hebrew Ladies' Association. The Hebrew Ladles' Mutual Benefit Ap cociation has elected the following named e-« officers for the ensuing term: WILLEMSTAD, " Curacao,' Dec. a- : MAY PROCEED TO LA OUAIBA. Call-Herald Steamship Caracas Will ,"!. :¦'¦;..,,'.. '.':. Not Be Molested. ,','•,-.. SnVcial | Cable to. The Call and New Tork '.. Herald. - Copyright, 1002,, by the New York m Herald Pubflihlnff .Company, r ; ; j , The President and Secretary Hay had a long conference to-day after the former's return from his Virginia trip. . They care fully went over the situation. ¦ The acceptance by the powers of the principle of arbitration as applied to the Venezuelan question Is a matter of great gratification to the President and his Cab inet. That all the powers have Intimated, too, that they would prefer that the Pres ident should arbitrate tho present dispute Is taken as a notable compliment to the President personally and to his adminis tration. ' ,, ¦ ; While it is recognized by the President's" closest' advisers and ¦ by the President himself that some unpleasant possibilities might attend his performance of the du ties of arbitrator, his friends assert that he will shirk no ' responsibility | that he may deem It his duty to undertake, but will accept, If the powers should Insist upon It, though he Is very reluctant to do so. It ! Is quite evident from the develop ments here that Germany . is the orlg rator and promoter . of the suggestion that 'President-' Roosevelt act rb arbi trator. Great Britain and Italy, It is be- Uevcd, Incline toward arbitration by The Hague tribunal, but, of course, they would not ' indicate any . preference offi cially, in the matter If President Roose-. yelt gave the slightest intimation of ac cepting. Indeed, officially," the | allies stand on record as supporting the Ger man lead In this matter. , ! WASHINGTON*. Dec. 22. - President Roosevelt has not accepted the position of arbitrator of the Venezuelan contro versy. In fact, when the official day closed, he had not received, formally or officially, n request from the European powers that he act as arbitrator of the dispute. These statements are made on the highest authority. In an Informal manner the President has been notified that the European powers Intimately concerneu In the pres ent South American difficulty desire that he should undertake the responsibility of acting as arbitrator of the points at issue between them and Venezuela. Thus far they merely have been taking "sound- Ings," with a view, probably, of ascer taining how he would receive a formal proffer to act as arbitrator. The.Presi dent, an Boon as he received the first Inti mation that ho was desired to be arbitra tor of the Venezuelnn controversy, ex pressed emphatically hi» judgment that the questions to he arbitrated should be referred to The , Hague tribunal. His views of the suggestions made have been conveyed to ¦ tho European powers, to gether with a strong presentation of his reasons for them. No. response of a formal nature to these representations has been received. > . Powers' Invitation to Arbitrate Has Not Beached President. NOT YET FORMALLY AflKFP. to the United States cruiser Montgomery, has reported to Minister Bowen as naval attacho here, having been landed' at La Gualra on Sunday by the cruiser Albany, which Is under Instructions to proceed to Mayaguez. Lieutenant Johnston will advise Minister IJowen with respect to na val questions, particularly with reference to the blockade. Ills arrival here has aroused keen Interest. GERMAN STATESMAN WHO INSISTS THAT PRESIDENT ACT AS MEDIATOR. GARACAS. Dec 2z.-Offldal an nouncement has been made at Port of SDuin that Qlr Courtenay Knollys. the acting Governor of Trinldid. will Issue a spe cial royal gazette, containing a declara tion of war against Venezuela. This act is one of formality, taken with the Inten tion of legalizing the proclamation of the blockade. The Port of Spain Mirror, In an inspired article, says: All commercial intercourse, between the two peoples I* interdicted. While hostile veasela capture a neutral the property on board is rot affected. A free ship makes free good*. They may capture the enemy'a ships and the enemy's property on board, but they must spare neutral vessels and all goods therein, whether belonging to the enemy or to the neu trals, and also neutral goods found in the enemy's vessels. The proclamation will have the effect of legalizing the capture of Venezuelan war ships. , The blockade is proving prejudicial to American trade. Fifteen Importing houses in Caracas have stopped placing orders in the United States. Boulton & Co. are the only importers of American flour who have declined to Increase the price of this article. The people benefit by the firm's action. It is estimated that the food sup ply In Caracas will not last much more than a fortnight. • The Venezuelan gunboat Miranda, the best vessel in the fleet, is still successful In escaping German pursuit. She. Is now In the most southern part of Lake Mara caibo, near La Cerba. and beyond the reach of the allies. The German cruiser Falke made an' attempt to cross the bar at Maracalbo without a pilot, but desisted In view of the danger. She Is now cruis ing outside the bar. Lieutenant Marbury* Johnston, attached I sincerely trust that you will reconsider the situation by allowing proper demand* and as sist us in securing these imperatively needed school accommodations. I do not understand why you decline to audit demands on that part of the special tax which has been paid without protest, and amounts to about one- half of the entire spe cial levy. Such taxes, paid without protect, could not be recovered by the taxpayers even though the tax should ultimately be declared Illegal, wrich is highly improbable; were it otherwise, the proteat of a single taxpayer would tie up an entire tax levy. And In no manner could you or your bondsmen be liable for any demand audited by you on the un piott-wted part of then* funds. As to the taxes which were paid under protest, prudence would certainly suggest cautiousness in auditing de mands, and no one has asked you to audit any demandg acainst that part of the special fund. The unprotest#d payment* of this special tax art in the trea*ury for the very purpose of paying for the building of new schoolhoiues. Why gnould they not be utilized? Unle«s you ran rhow a valid reason for not auditing de mands on that part of the special tax fund it would seem to me your clear duty to ap prove such demand* when presented, thereby enabling the work both of new construction and of repair to proceed, without further at tempt to turn a matter of ruch grave impor tance to the children of our city and their parents Into an occasion for the interchange of reciprocal personalities and backhanded com pliments. Mayor Schmltz sent a letter to Auditor Laehr yesterday, calling on him to give a. \alid reason for his refusal to audit demands on the opeclal levy In order that r.cw schoolhouses may be built in Noe Valley, - Laguna Honda, Sunnyslde, Car rille and other districts. After touching on the controversy between the Auditor and the Board of Education, the Mayor says: Asks for Valid Beason for Refusal to Audit Demands on Special Levy Fund. . - . MAYOR CALLS ON AUDITOE BAEHB FOB EXPLANATION The Board of Police Commissioners held t> special meeting last evening to listen to the applications of Presidio saloon-keep ers for retail liquor licenses. The saloons In the vicinity of the military reservation have been denied licenses for more than h year, "but' the owners have supplied the soldiers >' with liquor under the internal revenue .law.' It developed during the hearing 'last evening that the dealers sup ply the- soldiers with bottles " of liquor, charging them a wholesale- price for -the same. • -The saloon-keepers* have renewed their applications for retail liquor licenses. Ocneral Salomon appeared . before the Commissioners In behalf of Anton Meyer. John R/ Hodges. Louis C. Matkln, V. Behrenflt.' Gustave O. Weinhold. James Sheehan. Carl E. Ritter, Anton Phillips, Press -Anderson and August Kehneke. Attorney Salomon made a lengthy ar gument in behalf of his clients. He claimed it' was "unjust and unreasonable for the Commissioners to withhold licenses from his -clients, as they were citizens who had invested- -all their money in property near the Presidio, and were paying taxes on the same. He appealed to the 'board to rescind^ 4ts order and grant all parties a hearing. ¦ '. ; - The Commissioners consented to listen lo evidence-.aad General Salomon said he •was uryirepared to introduce testimony at Ihat time. However., at the request of the Commissioners." the attorney placed Anton Meyer on the stand and he testitied to * wrung his property and having conducted his place ofbuslhess Inan orderly, man ner. He admitted having been arrested and fined for selling liquor without a licence. Chief Wittman called John E. Bean, who testified that claims aggregating $10.0Ctt had been filed against the city by saloon xnen in the vicinity of the Presidio, whose places have been ¦wrecked by riotous sol <Hers. The Chief testified that things were quieter in the vicinity of the Presidio since the saloons were closed, but Sergeants Brophy. Ellis and Shaw in a measure con tradicted their superior officer by saying that drunkenness was more prevalent near the reservation, because the soldiers bought liquor by the bottle and drank it until intoxicated. The sergeants testified that they had found soldiers lying in lots sleeping off theVfl^ct of the liquor. Fur ther hearing of the matter was postponed until next Monday evening. J. M. Evans was granted a license on the promise that he would conduct a ••straight" saloon and would allow no wo men in the place. Attorney A. Murdock. representing the Marine Western Real Estate and Invest ment Company, presented a long brief In eupport of his application to reopen the Xymphia- After its reading there was a general discussion. The Commissioners took no action in the matter, as they deemed it outside their province. During the discussion Chief Wittman Faid if he had his way he would confine the unfortunate women in a district and vrould not permit them to pass a certain line, and if they appeared on a policeman's beat without being arrested he was in fa vor of "breaking" the officer. The Chief the Commissioners how he has striv en to control women of ill-repute. He paid he had placed blockades and ordered wo men to vacate, but. like bee?, they migrate to some other place. The Chief was of tiie opinion that if he had thousands of police men he could not suppress them. The head cf the department said he had not discriminated against the Nymphia. but was simply carrying out the orders of the Board of Police Commissioners, whose •ervant he was and would always be. The Police Commissioners were' in ac cord with Chief Wittman. They also felt that the unfortunates should be placed In a district, but were loth to take any action themselves. They took cognizance of the I&w in the statute books which will not permit 6uch places, and If they were to grant the Nymphia people the right to ©I>en their place they would be breaking th* law and would be compelled to re scind their action as soon as their atten tion was called to its violation by any citizen. They deemed it best to Iea^-e the vexing question for the Legislature to deal with. Brandenstein introduced a resolution by request of Rudolph Herman, memorializ ing Congress to define the meaning of an act relinquishing the interest of the I'nlt e«i State* in certain lands through which L.vou street should pass. Herman pro tests against the opening of Lyon street from Pacific street northerly, except in accordance with the east line of the Pre sidio reservation, as shown on a survey made in lv>:' and approved by the then United States Commissioner. Herman holds that Lyon 6treet should run paral lel with Larkin street, in which event it will not cut through his property. The resolution was referred to the City At torney to ascertain if the rights of the city would suffer if the proposed align ment of Lyon street should be changed. The Board of Works was requested to devise some plan for the taking over of the Geary-street railroad at the expiration of Its franchise next November. Grades were, ordered changed at certain points on ¦ Twenty-sixth' -and' Guerrero s-treets. The ordinance regulating the placing of electric poles, wires, cables and appliances was passed to print by the Board of Su pervisors yesterday. ' The ordinance provides that the vertical distance between line wires shall be four feet and that they shall be placed ou crossarms at least thirteen inches from the center line of any pole. The ordinance designates further requirements for' the safeguarding of 'the lives of linemen. La bor Commissioner Meyers, representing the Electrical Workers' Union, stated that while the linemen would have desir ed a greater distance between live wires in order to work freely, they had decided to consent to the modifications in the in terest of harmony. The ordinance granting a franchise to the San Francisco Electrical Protective Company to operate a burglar alarm sys tem was linallv passed. • The Police Commission was authorized to appoint a stenographer at a salary of $100 per month. The ordinance legalizing the 'appoint ment of the twenty-four patrol wagon drivers now employed in the Police De partment was finally passed. The petitions of the Misses Ilobron and A. Rehfeld for damages were denied, the subject matters thereof being held ques tions for judicial determination. . The Southern Pacific Company was granted permission to explode blasts for the removal of boulders in Potrero" Neuvo blocks 415, 416. 417 and 41S. Unsuccessful Attempt Ma.de to Reopen the Hotel Nymphia. Board of Supsrvisors Take Step Toward Safeguard ing Operators. Ordinance to Regulate Placing of Electric Wires. Presidio Saloon Men Ap pear Before Police Commissioners. LIQUOR DEALERS WANT LICENSES AIMS TO PROTECT LINEMEN'S LIVES TRINIDAD'S GOVERNOR WILL MAKE A FORMAL DECLARATION OF WAR Blockade of Venezuela Which Great Britain Seeks to Legalize by This Action Is Proving Prejudicial . to American Trade and Will Soon Cause Distress in the Seaports of the Republic MEW YORK HAS HOLIDAY BLAZE Piano Factory Burns With a Loss of $250,000. Panic Ensues in Adjoining Tenements, but No Lives Are Lost. NEW TORK, Dec- 22.— Fire that started from an unknown cause to-night in the big seven-story piano factory of Ernest Gabler Bros, in East Twenty-second street did damage to the extent of $230, 000. The factory was almost entirely de stroyed. The tenants were driven from adjoining tenement houses, and a panic ensued among the inmates of the New York Truant School in East Twenty-first street, directly In the rear of the factory. The forty-four boys In the institution were removed to a place of safety by the police. A watchman was somewhat burned, and a pedestrian was struck by a truck and received a fractured skull. Ernest E. Gabler, a member of the piano manufacturing firm, thought the loss would approach a half million dol lars. This Is the third time the firm has suffered from fire. Two hundred men are thrown out of work. CONVICTS AND FINES SUBSTITUTE OFFENDER Placer ' County Justice of Peace Ap proves Novel Method of Legal Procedure. Chief Deputy Fish Commissioner Vo- Kelsang tells an amusing story of how he induced Frederick Rabb. a mining super intendent In eastern Placer County, to pay a fine of $25 for killing deer. II came to the ears of the Commission err that Rabb was ignoring the close season law?, and it was necessary to punish, him. He lives about seventy miles from the railroad, and it was con sequently a task of some magnitude to send a deputy over the mountains to cap ture him. Vogelsang therefore wrote him a letter requesting that he charge him self with deer killing in some Justice's court and pay the penalty. Rabb received the letter, and, appre ciative of its spirit, telephoned thirty miles to a friend in Michigan Bluff giv iif; him power of attorney and ask ing him to present the case to the court. Justice of the Peace Van Eman heard the friend's plea of guilty for Rabb, and then the substitute misdemeanant paid $25. ; CARACAS. Dec. 22.— There Is no truth Ir. the report .published In sensational American newspapers that President Cas tro is suffering from a mysterious illness. The President Is enjoying his usual health. President Castro Not HI. THE HAGUE, Dec. 22.— The Govern ment of. The Netherlands has decided to observe a strictly neutral attitude In the Venezuelan trouble. .Ships of the block ading powers will be prohibited from calling at ports of the Dutch colonies. Netherlands to Bemain Neutral. A useful aa well as a dainty gift. A decorated box tilled with proper paper. Look at. the beautiful line of papeterles at Sanbom. Vail & Co.'s, 741 Market street. Open evenings. , ..v ... v, , r •' handed to the United States* Erobassaflor here. and to the United States Charge In London to-day. ;; ROME. Dec. 22.— The reply of the Ital ian Government concerning the proposal that President Roosevelt arbitrate the Venezuelan Issues will be handed to Em bassador Meyer- to-day. The Italian com munication " isi 111" express views Identical with, those held by Great Britain and Germany. ; Fancy Boxes Containing Paper. Window Burglar Captured. Policeman P. Murphy saw a man throw a basalt block through the window of John Sere's saloon, 170 Seventh street, about 3 o'clock yesterday morning, and seize two bottles of liquor. He ran, pur sued by Murphy, who soon overtook him. He gave the name of Edward Cutlip and was booked on a charge of burglary. THE SAN FB AN CISCO CAi|l, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1902. 4 W^g Tlie recent aarriageTEgH I J of a couple of cripples, ' Wj • I KjT each having only half X+A ¦ss^^the proper corn pi a- jm L nwi meilt °f arms jf^wjni kfiK and le^s, was VJ^CfJI . I M noted by the ¥ uZq~*A Ba press as a "con- fflkfwMfti KVlnubial curios- f*« w?YI ¦Ilitv." But who W& In ¦ notes the mar- \J\ _jm K9f riages which x^jEPIB By occur daily in V^m\l B/ which both par- A""lMl Hj ties are cripples -ffiUulu BEf in health. ¦yRslllll HS Crippled health WralW BB seass as a rule, in- W/l \)M ¦0 sufficient nutrition, /JlfA j||N D and lack of nutrition < « 5 1'«iI'''j ffl£f points to disease oi^Sff[\\\[[wi M the stomach and di- V///jj)|U gestive and nutritive jflBgsfi M tract. Doctor Pierce'swWfl R Golden Medical Dis- £ff& HE covery cures diseases >f/j|t] nj of tne stomach and jfi other organs of digestion ¦£ BB and nutrition. It enables |A the perfect nourishment of the body, and so builds it up in sound health and strength. -I had bees a crest sufferer from indigestion for the last nine years." writes Mrs. Margaret €tla*le. of Owitfi Mills. Baltimore Co.. Md. •I was such a wreck it seemed death was near, W * a^*y. ot ° •*** ft *l Uk «. ¦¦other woman. I have received much and lasting good from Dr Pi ercc's Golden Medical Discovery and ' Favorite. 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I consider my health good, the cure permanent and I can do any kind of work."— Mrs. Charlotte I Elo, Idaho Falls, Idaho. . All druggists sell and guarantee first bot- tle Dr. Miles' Remedies. Send for free book on Nervous and Heart Diseases. - Address Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, la i Dr. Miles' Nervine and Heart Cure Cured. Lived in Misery For Ten Years. AT SLOANE'S \i\k] importations , Magnificent Assortment j of the Newest Styles...... FURNITURE, 1 Hundreds of the g^^ / Choieest Things. LACE CURTAINS, appropriate POBTiEREs; HOLIDAY COMFORTERS, ri -, TC Etc., Etc. : | «lr 1 JUhh W. £ 1 SLOAp S GO. CARPETS -:- FURNITURE -:- UPHOLSTERY ' U4-U6418-120-122 Post Street :...0PEN EVENINGS.... On The Brain— Lost Self Control. Blood ADVERTISEMENTS. DE. PIERCE'S REMEDIES. United States Branch STATEMENT —OF THB CONDITION AND AFFAIRS ——05* i*m? i ¦¦ " BALOISE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF BASLE.. SWITZERLAND,* ON THB 31tt day vf December. A. D. 1901, and for the year ending on that day, aa made to the Insurance Commissioner of the State oC California, pursuant to the provisions of sec- tions 610 and 611 of the Political Code, con- densed as per blank furnished by the Commis- sioner. ASSETS. Cash Market Value of all Stocks and Bonds owned by Company $847,812 50 Cash In Company's Office *... .253 83 Cash In Bank* 87,928 54 Interest due and accrued on all Stocks and Loans 1.188 66 Premiums In due Course of Oollec- .. - tlon 84.729 23 Total Asset* ....$771.889~81 LIABILITIES. ~~ ~~~ Losses adjusted and unpaid... $ 28.843 84 Losses in process of Adjustment or in suspense 87,885 33 Losses resisted, including expense*.. .11,838 88 Gross premiums on Fire Risks run- ning one year or les*. $344,567 14; reinsurance 60 per cent 172.2S3 57 Gross premium on Fire Risks run- 1 nlns; more than one year, $145,- 011 51; reinsurance pro rata 83,034 S3 Commissions and Brokerage due and to become due 20.941 68 Total Liabilities .....$353.308 30 INCOME. Net cash actually received for Fire premiums '. .$401,060 03 Received for Interest and dividends ¦ on Bonds, Stocks, Loans, and from all other sources....... 22.839 74 Total Income........ $423,900 69 EXPENDITURES. / . Net amount paid for Fire Losses (In- _ eluding $31,236 85. losses of previ- ous years) $330,614 07 Paid or allowed for Commission, or .Brokerage ;..'... 133,231 07 Paid for Salaries, Fees, and other ¦ • charges for officers, clerks, etc. . . . > 1.500 00 Paid for State, National and Local taxes .2.747 34 All other payments and expenditures 1.308 76 ToUl Expenditures. ...$469,309 24 ' Fire. '- Lows Incurred during the^ year.... $369.918 80 Risks and Premiums. Fire Risks. Premiums. Net amount of Rlsks]^ written during the year $45,600,637 $531,713 83 Net amount of Risks ex- ? ¦ -¦' •' . ¦ plred during the year. 42.441.671 497,570 64 Net amount in force De- ¦ • . cember 31. 1001 39.774.708 439.673 63 SAM'L R. WEED, of Weed A Kennedy, 'fk Manager.' 33 i Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 29th day of January. 1002. . _F. FISHBECK. Notary Public , STZ & CO., General \ Agents, . 433 California Street Weekly Call $1 dop Tear Oil Hesters ¦R^bsBVwUbbi C* t ' The "fl.me" or "Me" 3iMo 317 MARKET STREET United States Branch STATEMENT ———OK XTTTC— ¦ . ' ¦ - : " ¦ ¦"¦¦¦¦¦ ¦ . • CONDITION AND AFFAIRS ——OP THE \ - •' . -':. '¦, HELVETIA SWISS FIRE INSURANCE GOMPANYi OF ST. GALL, SWITZERLAND, on the 31st day of December, A. D. 1901, and for the year endine on that day, aa made to the In- surance Commissioner of the State of Califor- nia, pursuant to the provisions of sections 810 and 611 of the Political Code, condensed sls per blank furnished by the Commissioner. . ASSETS. Cash Market Value of all Stocks and Bonds owned by Company... $631, 035 00 Cash In Company's Office 1,783 03 Cash In Banks 23.768 83 Interest due and accrued on all " Stock* and Loans 3.291 67 Premiums In due Course of Collec- tion 31.334 S3 Total Asset* ...................1633,214 01 LIABILITIES. '•¦ - ¦ ¦ Losses adjusted and unpaid......... 110,873 87 Losses In process of Adjustment or In Suspense 13.176 27 Losses resisted. Including expense*.. 8.376 08 Gross premium* on Fire Risks run- -. . ,. nln» one year or less. 158,040 81; " * ""''¦'¦. '¦". reinsurance SO cer cent 29,029 49 Gross premiums on Fire Risks run- . . nlng more than one year, $29,- : 452 30; reinsurance pro rata 16.577 57 All other liabilities ; 8,427 64 ToUl Liabilities $34,153 W IXCO1TE. '. -. -v . *. Net cash actually received for Flr» - i premium* .$267,192 I* Received for Interest and dividends ' : on Bond*. Stocks, Loans, and from ?- '- all other sources 23,584 05 Total Incom* •»•••• $290,778 13 EXPENDITURES. . .-. •: Net amount paid for Firs Losses /-,-"¦ (including- $32,473 82, losses of / previous years) $388.098 83 Paid or allowed for Commission or Brokerage 134,823 90 Paid for Salaries, Fees and other- ¦•- charges for officers, clerk*. etc.'.T 3.000 00 Paid for State. National and. Local .. taxes 12.864 S3 All other payments and expend!- * tures ........ :.~.....—..... .20.13S «a Total Expenditures $538,774 28 ? Flr«. ' Losses Incurred durto* the year....$362.83S 63 Risk* and Premiums.! Fire Risks. | Premiums. Net amount ot Risks written during , the year $44,028,629 $386,208 80 Net amount of Risks ¦ • expired durlna- the I '. year 48,427.38 800.378 13 Net amount In force December 31. 1901.. f 8.362.138 87.493 IX SAM'L R. WEED, of WEiED * KENNEDxT" Manajrer. Subscribed and sworn to befor* ma this SOUa day of January. 1902. F. FISHBECK. Notary Public STZ & CO., General Agents. 433 California Street. advertisehhiits.