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first week in-July, when she was asked j
hy Frank Bellow? to. become his wife, j
He-knew that she had been *>njraKed i
to Kleinpchmidt attdy that the affair I
way off. More h« learned later. Miss ;
Kerfont f*»ll in lnvA*}vith th« young j
man, but £h<* hesitated to piv«» her i-on- j
sent. She feared trouble, with Harry j
Klelnpchmldt, and more — she feared j
herself. . . ;
Aft^r <-on*idering the request for h»*r J
hand until July 22 sh«» consented, and j
five days b*»ror«» Frank Bellows' body i
was found In the r^»r of th<» Klein- J
fichmidt home, her cn»ta«m?in to th-sj
young man was announced. j
Mlpb Kerfoot had - \*t t the Klein
fcchmidt hoi"ne the day that Bellows had
asked her to marry Jiim. She had fror.e '
to visit Mrs. Herbert I>. <"lark, a fri«-nd !
living at 79 Valley street inOaklan:!. |
The day of th*> finding of Bellows' (
corpse Mips Kerfoot was summoned to j
the Kleinschmidt home. She had heard j
of the supposed suicide of her affiance*! j
and was in tprror over, the news. To j
learn, as she believed, what would help j
her to understand this a,wful thing, j
the Ksrl went. :
She was met by Harry Klelnschmidt, j
a. cording to the official's report of her •
Btory, and he, warning hor that news- j
papermen were there, escorted hor to j
the basement in order to shield her, as
she Euppoped. from interviewers.
He proposed instead she should end j
hrr own life and then that both should i
die. The horribly (crewsorae proposal •
no shocked the already nerve racked .
girl that she rank fainting to the floor, j
FJtje remembered nothing more after
swallowing some stimulant until she
retrained consciousness in the home of
her friend, Mrs. Clarke.
And at that time and under such
flreadful auspices did Klelnschmidt
egaln attack the helpless girl. Such
Is the story which the law officers of
Alameda county brought back with
thorn yesterday f ro n Sutter Creek.
Coupled with this astounding narra
tive comes the tale of the letters which
form a link in the chain which the
poUc* are forging.
Frank Bellows knew that Harry
Kleinschmidt was in possession of let
ters which purported to discredit thc
character of Miss Kerfoot. The evi
dence appears to be positive on that
point, as Bellows had spoken to sev
#>i-e1 of his friends on the subject. Both
Miss Kerfoot, after ehe had engaged
herself to Bellows, and Kleinschmidt
himself had spoken to him.
Kleinschmidfs motive, according to
the police, was one prompted by
Jealousy. He had lost the girl and
was willing: to go to any length to pre
vent her from going to Bellows. So
the campaign of smirch began. Miss
Korfoot wanted those letters and she
had asked Bellows to get them. He
made an appointment to meet Klein
it^litnidt the night of his death. He
showed one of his friends, R. M. Peck,
a carbon <ropy of a message he had
previously sent to Kleinschmidt de
manding their return. They were not
returned and the visit of the night
followed. * -
Peck was a close friend of Bellows.
He lives at 2400 Dana street. Berkeley,
and is a wholesale buyer. He said yes
"l came over on the boat from San
Francisco returning to Berkeley July
26. He showed me at the time a carbon]
copy of a letter he had cent to Klein-
Bchmidt demanding back the letters
\u25a0vvliifh Kleinschmidt held, althougirthey
belonged to Miss Kerfoot.
"He said then that he expected
trouble with him on account of Miss
Kerfoot. Bellows told me any number
of times that he was in fear of his
life. He was not afraid of the man
physically, but thought that .he would
stab or shoot him.
"During dinner Bellows received a
telephone calVbut Raid nothing about
it. A little later I saw him on the
sidev.alK in front of San Marcos talk
ing to Reginald Kltrelle. The tele
phone rang while he was engaged In
conversation and I answered It. I
heard the voice of Kleinschmidt and
recognized it, as I had met him a num
ber of times both at the San Marcos,
where they played cards, and with Bel
. lows. v
'•Klcinschmldt wanted to talk with
Bellows, whom I called while he was
etlll talking with Kitrelle. Bellows
answered him, but I don't know their
conversation. It was very short, how
ever. | •*''
"Bellows then came down the steps,
after he had gone up to my room and
*?ot my revolver out of the bureau
drawer, and asked' me if I wanted to
walk up the street.' We boarded a Col-
I'ge avenue car and got off at Russell
Ftr*ct. On the way up Bellows had
been tellifcfir me that he expected
trouble with Kleinschmidt about the
return of the letters and stationed me
fit the corner of Pine and Russell
streets while he w«;nt to the Klein
schmidt residence. He said that if he
yelled to come to his assistance.
"One peculiar thing I noticed, and
that was that Bellows walked down
Pine street and turned up into the lit
tle alley leading to the Klelnschmidt
residence. The natural way would
have been for him to have gone up
Tluseell street and taken the foot path
to their home, as it was a shorter
route and much easier walking.
"I wouldn't be sure that Bellows
turned up the alley toward the Klein
schmidt house, as the night" was dark
and I could Bee his figure only a short
distance, but 1 hoard his footsteps die
out when he just about reached the
•street passing the Klelnschmidt home.
"I waited at the corner of Russell
and Pine streets for an hour or pos
fibly. an hour and a quarter. I was
home In bed at the San Marcos by 10
'o'clock. 1 could hear voices in the di
rection of the Kleinschmidt house, but
I could not say that they, were those
of the two young men In conversation.
I thought that all was well after wait
ing in the cold for him, and went home.
"I think that when Klefnschmidt tele
phoned to Bellows Just before we left
the house he must have changed the
meeting place which Bellows had ar
rangeJ late In the afternoon when he
telephoned bu\,«-'d not find Klein-
Bchniidt at his home. If i'.iis had not
been the case Bellows would have
walked up Russell street and cut across
the lot to house instead of going a
roundabout way down Pine street."
Detectives Jamison and Fraser and
Sergeant Woods of the Berkeley force
went with Peck today to th^ Klein
schmidt residence. Peck pointed out
the. ground where, he stood on the night
of Jf July 26 and how he watched his
friend disappear in the darkness down
Pine street.
The police say that Klelnsrhmidt ad
mits having an appointment with Bel
•o»s, but that Klelnschmidt says. that
he went <3own Russell street to meet
Bellows. He. could not find him, how
ever, bo walked back up to the gate
way near which the dead body of Bel
lows was found the next morning by
Martin Zentner. a milkman who, called
to deliver milk at the Kleinsciimldt
Thf vial which Brtiow-s is reported to
havfs*had In his left hand was not, ac
cording to the police toda.v. gripped by
Bf-llowj?. Deputy Coroner Jamieson will
be called to the -witness stand to tes
tify that the bottle.. containing about
two ounces of cyanide of potassium. '
was resting against Bellows' hand, not;
held by It. Jamieson. it is paid, will
pwear on the etand that it looked as If
the bottle was placed against the hand
of the dead man.
Frank Kleinschmidt, Harry's brother,,
said that th»». letters which Klein-
I Pchmldt lia<l l)Plon?:inR to Miss Kerf oot
were found accidentally by a- member,
of th" family wli^n Miss K«*rfoot was
.' visiting tli<»r«*..r
-Miss Kfrfoot ]«ft fome of the IM
j ters ground the hous** and one day
I they happened to be. read by -my
j brother. He was astonished: at. what
they contained, nnd as they_Vere are
flection on the character of the girl
Ihe broke off the engagement. She wan
! asked to Iprvp the house shortly after
this. Beftows had been warned. by my
I brother that Mips Kerfoot was not the j
kind of a grirl for Jjlm as indicated by.
the letters.
. "It was purely a friendly interest
that Harry had in warning Bellows of
Miss Kerfoot. For after he broke the
I ensagoment with her he didn't care" to
; have his friend misunderstand his sit- |
j uation in being engaged to the girl
i after Harry had told htm why the en
! gag.cment was broken off. Bellows was ]
; Introduced to our family T>y Mr. Denis, j
i superintendent of the Roebllng con-.
struction company, • where Bellows .
I worked."
1 The police have Interviewed no less'
1 than 50 witnesses, all of whose state-
I ments bear more or less upon the case;
i District Attorney Brown, was pro- j
I foundly Impressed wjtn the reports i
! which were mai'.? to him yesterday by!
j Chief Vollmer and Assistant District
\u25a0Attorney Carey upon their return from
j Sutler Creek.*
"Blanche Kerfoot knows enough as
to the circumstances attending the
death of Frank Bellows to send Harry j
Klelnschmidt to the gallows," said
Brown. "More than that, this slip of
a girl was herself the victim of atro
cious attacks by Kleinschmidt, which
of itself is a revolting crime. Blanche
Kerfoot Is our principal witness in the
case we shall present against Harry
Klelnschmidt when we proceed in the
courts to try him for, tHe cold blooded
killing of his friend."
The men returned late yesterday
afternoon from their mission in search
of further evidence igainst the young
University of California student, who
is held In close confinement in' the
county jail at Oakland, awaiting the
time when the prosecuting authorities
shall be ready to place him on trial for
his life.
Vollmer and Carey, in all of the seri
ousness which the gravity of the words
meant, declared that Blanche Kerfabt,
on a bed of suffering, even to hyster
ical collapse, in her home at Sutter
Creek, had unfolded a horrible story of
ill treatment at the hands of Harry
KJeinschmldt. her affianced — a story
which was disclosed only after hours
of torture, when her physical and men
tal faculties gave way many times
under the terrific strain of the telling
, of the shameful experiences.
"The testimony of Miss Kerfoot will
hang Kleinschmidt.", said Vollmer.
"She told us sufficient facts regarding
the affair of last summer to render
his esearfb impossible.
"She aamitted that she had been en
gaged to Klelnschmidt. and had her
self broken the engagement. * She also
admitted she had afterward been en
gaged to be married to Bellows. \u25a0
"She told us all about the letters
which we believed Kleinschmidt had
forged and v.h!ch lya had so cunningly
worded and circulated that she had no
defense against their insidious attack
upon her character. She said KleJir
schmidt had foryod these letters after
obtaining a copy; of her handwriting.
"Miss Kerfoot's condition was pit
eous, and when we left her at 5 o'clock
this morning s-he was Screaming in an
attack of hysteria tliat might have
endangered her life had It continued.
We are hopeful, however, that she will
recover fully and 1.0 able to testify
against Kleinschmldt.v •
Carey 1 said the interview with Miss
Kerfoot had materially strengthened
the case against Kleinschmidt along
the lines that had been stated. "It ap
peared to me," he said, "that, her af
fection for Bellows was sincere and
deep, and that genuine grief for 1 his
death had much to do with her con
tinued ill health."
Miss Kerfoot returned to her home
in Sutler Creek about two weeks after
Bellows' death. She has been under- a
doctor's care since his tragic end. Ow
ing to her condition, which rendered' it
impossible for her to go to Berkeley
at this time. District Attorney Brown
is undecided as to his immediate
It is expected that Kleinschmidfs at
torneys, L. S. Church and Brewton
Hayne, will ask a writ of habeas
vorpus today in behalf of their client,
.Jivho is held under an "information
]jind belief" affidavit, sworn ' out and
filed In Justice Edgar's court in Berke
ley by Detective Jamison of the po
lice department. This affidavit" was
to be followed by » depositions upon
an application for a. warrant for Klein
echmidt's arrest.
Mits Kerfoot's condition was such
that she could not make a formal
statement, hence . that must be post
Chief of Police Vollmer expects that
the grand jury will take up the case
Friday. . '
Three principal points are taken by
the authorities as the -main elements
in the case which , they are .framing.
The first is that all of the relations
between Kleinschmidt, the girl and
Bellows were such as to lay a founda
tion for a theory that the murder could
have had for its strongest motive the
wretched Jealousy of the discarded col
Then follows a mass of circumstance,
notably the now palpable attempt of
Kleinschmidt to gloss over the inquest
proceedings in the case of Bellows. Ho
had whispered about the coroners of
fice, po the authorities have learned,
that the good name, of a girl was in
volved, hence the desire to keep down
unnecessary detail.
This attitude is not boijhe out as
having been In good faith in the light
of developments. The circumstance
of the vial of^ cyanide of potassium is
a strong one in the minds of the police,
who assert that Kleinschmidt was in
a position to obtain, quantities of the
drug from tho;;mlning; college' labora
tory when »»\u25a0 was a student, and the!
peculiar conditions surrounding: the
ilnding of the vial.
At the .inquest Klelnschmidt testi
fied that he had met Bellows on the
lawn at his house and.thatTthey talked
over Klelnschmidt said vthey i
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parted soon .afterwaYd. . Tlie testimony,
like the fntirc proccodinp.<», was most
perfunctory. \- . f ; ' / :
No Note of Despondency
in Bellows' Last Letter
Love Missive to, Blanche; Kerfoot
Cheerful in Its Tenor
i Blanche Kerfoot; the' prirl in the]
Klelnschmidt-Bellows: case; received- a j
ppsthumous letter from Fran* i ßellows j
on the. morning during- which : his body .!
was found, in the lileinschmidt neigh-.,
borhood,: and that letter,; which showed \u25a0
no. hint of despondency on the .writer's j
part, was shown to" Miss. Maud '/Touhey ;
of 601" Broderick; street, San' •'Francisco.' j
: Miss : Touhey . probably will be j a wit- ,
| ness in the ; case, for she can ;demon-j
I strate that on the; surface. Frank Bel- !
I lows was in the best of spirits Thurs- j
! day" night preceding the night of his •
|.death. On that evening she ; enter- j
! tamed both Miss Kerfoot and ' Bellows. ;
Miss Touhey ; saw ; Miss > Kerf oot ! .t.=l- i
iephonlng to Bellows; and' making , an j
j appointment with him Friday' after'-"j
noon. The' girl was laughing happily j
i over her telephone; conversation. At ;
! that hour 'the., relations- between 'the s
pair must have been 'c'.'>ar- of sadness. |
"Tiiat was the last time Blanche and!
Mr./ Bellows, talked, -together,? Mis'* j
Touhey said yesterday/ afternoon, in a j
reluctant Interview with, a Call>r"e
porter. "But: he was In the habit of I
writing VBlanche letters constantly.!
Saturday, morning, just before. the news^i
of Mr. Bellows' death reached Blanche, I
who was then .visiting me, -she received J
a letter from him. She showed it to
me afterward.
"It didn't have a hint of^suicide or
even despondency in it..' l don't ; tjiink
it right to tell what was 'written. ;\u25a0' but
it was just one o.f those kind that en
gaged couples~write. The letter was
the last he wrote, 'I suppose. ,Ih the
afternoon we saw In th*J papers that
his body had been foundl I wouldn't
believe it at first and did my- best to
make Blanche disbelieve the news.
She" seemed stupefied by the report; and
said little. The next day, when the
report was confirmed, she- 'left ray
house^for Mrs. Clark's at'> Oakland and
since then I have not seen her."
Miss Touhey admitted that Miss Ker
foot had been engaged; to Kleinschmidt
and that the 4 engagement was broken
early in July.
On the night before the, tragedy a
little party was given at the home of
Miss Touhey. Both Mias Kerf oot and
.Bellows were present. : '
"Mr. Bellows was lin . the best of
spirits that night," «aid Miss Touhey,
"and every action of his showed that
he waSihead over. heels In .love "with
Blanche Kerfoot. He did notshow any
signs of despondency. In. fact, he was
very cheerful. Blanche, . was. : staying
with me at the time and she told me
that she had broken off her engage
ment with Harry Kleinschmidt . and
was then engaged to Mr. Bellows. Sh<>
did not tell me very much more about
her love affairs.":
Miss Touhey indignantly denied the
intimated allegations against the char
acter of -Miss Kerfootl.
When questioned further/ on oVents
before the young man's mysterious
death, she said:
"Friday afternoon Mr.. Bellows tele-"
phoned Blanche from the ferry. I
didn't hear the conversation except
once in a while, when Blanche said
something while she : was laughing.
Part of the conversation, Blanche told
me afterward, was aT>outan.;engage
ment she and Mr. Bellows had -made
for Saturday afternoon and, evening.'
They were going out together, some.;
where in the city, I believe. I' ani
sure - there was nothing disagreeable.
:as it would have been If he had .be
lieved any of the gossip r which :; some
people say caused him to commit sui
cide .that same, night. That was the
last time Blanche and heitalkcd to
gether." . % \u0084
j Immediately upon, the ratification ;by
the legislature of the San.F rancisco
charter amendments the- supervisors
were prepared to take the first steps
toward issuing the 6 per. cent bonds
provided for in the first amendment.
Supervisor A. \u25a0 ( 'A. , d'Ancona, chairman
of the public utilities committee, will
have prepared: today a preliminary
schedule of its Items to be : included, in
the bonding ordinance. /Bonding propo
sitions aggregating, an 'expenditure of
between $25,000,000 and $30,000,000 will
be submitted to the voters within the
next few : months.
Under the charter ;' provisions the
citj r 's debt may be only 15 per cent. of
the assessed valuation of. property, it
is expected -that the' assessments will
total $500. 000,000. permitting- a bonded
indebtedness of $75,000,000.' With thi»
limit a margin of ?40. 000,000 " vvlll be
left by »the supervisors- for the "Sierra
water project, which will be brought
to the bond issue stage within, a -few
years. There are at present' $3,000,000
in sewer bonds outstanding. and other
bonds for lesser amounts. These figures
make It" possible for an issue now of
nearly $30,000,000, and the supervisors,
seeing', the great needs of the city, will
nearly exhaust the limit. --, '.
\u25a0The first proposition to .commend
Itself to .the city will be the auxiliary
salt water system for fire protection,
which will cost $5,000,000. 'Mayor Tay
lor is" urging this improvement, , as is
D'Ancona, and it probablywlll be num
ber 1 on: the ballot. Bonds will *be
issued also for the rehabilitation, and
construction of public buildings and
schoolhouses, the: repaying 'of streets
and new isewer, work. 7 / . :
A charter amendment provided for
the i lease of. school lots ? held by .the
city for a period of 35 years. 'Thls x ap
plled most" particularly to '•-.the- Llnc6ln
school property,; Market and -Fifth
street?, which is; the most''.' vkluable
held \u25a0;> by the' school : department : and
which the city is striving^ to lease. Bids
were received .for the property
under the terms of a >2S> year- lease/ but
were not considered i favorably. ; byHhe
school board." \". New \u25a0 bids ' wlllr'now be
advertised for .and it is-r expected by
the supervisors and the school directors
that an '"'.bid;' will ' -be'\u25a0>forth
coming '; "and '"the lot transferred, and
built upon. iftMWJ'lf'y*^
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imali—ir."' '• -' '* D « SA^OH^;
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>Elf[fl^»Onill 795 • Hartet Street.
PgifW^^ San Francisco, Call J°^H !^
. "Before I bisannsineCnscarets. Thml abaricom- !
piexion: pimples on n»y face, and my lootl was not
digested as it shonld have b«en. Now Inm entirely
wfill, and the pimples have all disappeared from my i
face. . I rnn Inithl'ully say that C:isc»ret« are just
(vsadvtrtjaeti; I liare taken only two Ixixes of them." '
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\u25a0.'•' Sterling Remedy Co. , Chicago or N.Y. 600
Subscriptions and . Advertise-
ments vwill: be received in, San
Francisco at: following offices •
Open until 10 ' o'clock ''every night !
' 818 VANiAESSvAVEXtnB • : : "" r ' \u25a0'
Parent's Stationery, Store.
2200 i FILLMORE -^STREET \u25a0
; Wood ward's I Branch.
."-Christian's ;, Branch.
\u25a0'\u25a0"-' .^* 'Jackson's .Branch.
Blake's Bazaar. \u25a0 •
'\u25a0\u25a0:\u25a0•\u25a0 .Halllday's jStatlonery| Store.
• ' International • Stationery : Store.
/ •\u25a0 : The Newserle.. '
: • : , ~ 7^ - '. \u25a0 • \u25a0 - -
Weekly C^IU $1 per^ear
YORK; ' on ' the 31st daj of December. A. D.
lOOC.rand for the year ending on that day. Pub-
lished pursuant to the ProrUlons of Section 611
of the Political; Code and complied from the
anneal statement Died with tbe. Insurance Com-
missioner of tbe State of California.
Amount of Capital Stock, paid-up
in Cash - .».MV),noo.pft
Real Estate owned b?" Company $1,123,473.00
Loans on Bonds and Mortgages .... .3,500.00
Caßh-i Market Value of all Stocks
' and'Btihdn owned br Company... 2.494.762. 75
Cash- in Company's Of flee .. ..u.... \u25a0 «.237.72
Cash' ln Banks C 44.754.04
Interest . due and accrued -on Mo?t- '
. Baß*« •-- • . 1 4 -5S
Premiums in due Cours» of Collec-
' tlont ..:..:.. 533.550.37
Due'from other Companies for Re-;- . \u25a0 >
\u25a0 insurance on losses already paid.. . . 14.334.83
Total Assets »4.228.427.»
Losses adjusted and "....... $76,717.31
Ixmscs In process of > Adjustment or" '
\u25a0' IniSusponse 181.702.M
Usmc resisted, including expenses.. 1&.916.63
Gross premiums on Fire Risks run-.
nlDjr one year or less JI.SIO.- >\u25a0
080.SO;,: reinsurance. 50 per cent. 809,543.44
Gross premiums . ob Klre : Risks rnn-
nlnif more than one year. 52.343,-
•703.76; reinsurance pro rata .. 1, 214.272. 93
All other liabilities ....... .... 43.854.08
Total Liabilities ...... . .^ . . . . ~7;.33<U37.57
Net cash actually recelred for Fire
. premiums - $2,402,153.59
Received for interest on Bonds and
-Mortgages :'...' 173.00
Received .from tnterest and dlvl-
.; dends on > Bonds. : Btocks.. Loans,
-and from; all other sources ...... iri.tas.pt
Received for Rents ;.'.'.'. ...r......"r *. 73.252.83
Profit on Sale or Maturity of Ledger \u25a0
-Assets ...... ....... ...I M.434.53
Received. for new. Capital; Stock...'. 500.000.00
Premium on; new Capital Stock .. 250,000.00
ToUl Income .................. .$3.412. 751.92
Net amount paid .for Flte losses
(IncludlnK $239.238. 45.. losses of
- * preTimis . years) J2.562.325. 67
Dlvl«lends"ti>-5t0ckh01der«..... ..... . 40,000.00
Paid ?or <• allowed ' for Commission . *
or ; Brokerage '\u25a0 453.982.27
Paid t for Salaries. - Fees. ' and other .
'•"ohantes; for officers. -clerks, etc.. -185,980. 71
Paid for .State," National and Local
' taxes rv. .-:.-.;: .„.,..... 83.758.8%
All other payments and expenditure* .215,331.63
.TMal expenditures $3.873.382. 15
Losses lncnrred dnrin? ' the year -. .$2,587,477.28
"-'.\u25a0' \u25a0\u25a0'-' RISKS AND PREMIUMS
- ..- \u25a0.-\u25a0..-.- .\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-.-. \ Fire Risks.- | Premiums. .
Net > amount of "*\u25a0 I \u25a0 j
•Risks written dor- -i*SBS»SB9i|SS
: " Ing the year '...- $301.454,711. 0053,245,042.38
Net- amount '. •\u25a0 of ' j
'\u25a0\u25a0 Risks expired dur- . .
:•\u25a0- Ing the year .... 349,207,103.18 3.553,643.31
Net - ;: amount *•:\u25a0\u25a0 In " - 'I'
force December - . . 'fmßfnKtm
' 31, -1906 >........ 353,540,558.28 3.962.540.65
,> ',: '-.': R. EMORY WARTIELD, President.- 7\
JOS. -MeCORD.* Secretary.
' Subscribed and' sworn to before me, this 22d
day of \u25a0 Jatmarr, IPOT. y. iawn>B«lMf^B^WCaa
CHARLES COOAN. Notary Public
ALFRED ''^:GRI)IM,"'Aut. i Mgt.
Montgomery Block, San Francl»co, C«l.
W. T. HESS, Notary Public
\u25a0 ROOMS 40T^«09 CALL BLDO.
At Residence. 1460 : Page Street, Be-
tween 7 p.'«m.-and 8k p. m.
..-,--' • •\u25a0••-••\u25a0\u25a0•-.. i • -
Insurance company
tho 31»t day «f Dw<(mber. A. D. 190«. «nd for
the yir ernlins on that da*. PtiblisiiPil pursu-
ant to tii« ProTlsions of Section 611 of tb«
Pulltlral . Cod? and compiled from the annual
statement fll#d n-itli tb» Insurance Comfui.--
sloner of tbe State of California.
Ca«h Murkot :\»lx» of all Stocks
and Bond* owned hr Company |1.33i,192.v0
Cash In ' Company's Office \u25a0 4 - J.i-">
Caah In Banfcs 269. -I «.»:.•>
\u25a0 lat»re.»t dur and accrued on all •
Stocks and BondJi 14,960. 01
Premiums in dne Course of Collec-
tion 133.435.27
Dne -from other Companies for Re- . •
lasorance on losses already paid.. 43.263.13 -
Total Assets tl.TtH.rui."
Losses adjusted and unpaid $12,030.^
Leslies la process of Adjustment or
In Suspense 195.356.Crf
Losses resisted. Including expense*. 13.K0.£.S
Gross' premhimson Fire Risk* rnn-
' nlntc one year or less, 1709.555.5*;
reinsurance. 50 per cent — 353,*6?;13*
Gross premiums on Fire Risks nm- •
ulna; more than one year. $545.-
204.27; reinsurance pro rata 460.250.92
AH other. liabilities ..: 1.KT5.4.-,
Total Liabilities .?I«'C4.'M-..51
Net cash actually recelred for Fire
premiums '......: $1.000,334 .32 _
ReceWetl from Interest and dlTi-
dends on Bond*. Stocks. I.r>an». '
- and from all other srojrcea .'.... 61.516.64
Receded from Homa Office .... 2.964.452.67
Total Income ...:M.o?g.ft«n.*».
Net amount paid for Fire Losses
(including- $63,249.64, Josses of
' prerlous years) ....' :... 13,316,949-87-
Paid or allowed for Commission
or Brokerage '. . 220,233. 7!>.
Paid for Salaries. Fees, and other
charge* for officers, clerks, etc..." 66.942.02
Paid for State. National and Local - :• .
taxes ..;....... 82.915.61
All other payments and expenditures 70.656.10
Remitted to Home Office V 13.432. ff*
.Total Expenditures .53. 723.1 75- n<
• \u25a0 •" "'." '. , . • . . tire.
Losses Incurred during the year. .. .$3, 460,163. 27
• . \u25a0 - . \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 ~ 1 Fire Risks. | \u25a0 Premium*. »
Net amount of Risks [
writen florins the . . |
year ... .. ..:.'. H05.636,423151.321.775>.W
Net amount «f '. Risks \u25a0
expired dnrins tbe _ , n '
Net amoant * in" "V nire
December 31.. lftOS. . 127.123.430 1.332.733. 54
J. A." KELSEY. Manager tar United Statw. '
Subscribed and- sworn to before me. this 24ta
day 6t Jaaoary. 1907. ;
C M. DOUGHTY, Notary Public.
; CJESAR , BERTHE.IU, Monager.
' ALFRED It.' GRIMM. A*»t. M*r.
3lont Komcry ' Block, San ' FranrlM-o, fa 1.
WWWyWWBKBRffiSW Chinese Tea and Herb
EkH| s^ tea and herb that d.ita
b-SK^teS'lJfigt 1 b?ea »acces«fal'y as^l
eredentUls T are attested by the Chinese Ambus- \u25a0
sador at Waablngton. San Francisco of flee boor, V
Mon.. J Toes.. Wed^ Thurs. Stockton efflce. 122 f
Kortb Hmtax «t.— Friday, Saturday. Sunday. >
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