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Infamous System That Holds
Poor Men Sieves Will Be- -
Wiped Out
Labor Leaders and Citizens
Join Campaign; for a
State Law
Continued from Page 1
he has quit his employment, the whole
population of the city .is ringing Itself,
end with organized labor a. unit for the
measure the members of tho tiext legis
lature, no matter what their personal
sentiments may be, will be called upon
to p»B3 a law relieving unskilled work
men from this tyranny.
John W. Sweeney speaks on the sub
ject with particular rorce, for he be
came convinced of the wrong of com
pany pay checks early In life, and was
the foremost mover in securing the
passage by the legislatures of Montana
and Massachusetts of statutes forcing
every employer to pay at least every
month by negotiable check, or cur
Learns Pay Check System
•Just about 26 years ago I became
acquainted with the pay check sys
tem, in which the company refers the
worker to Itself for his money, and
then forgets it has done so. I was
working in Mendocino for the Albion
River mill company as a pattern
maker, and the first i>.«.nth I was given
my pay check. I asked about it, found
I could not get my money until the
company got ready to pay me. and
•went to the head man there about it."
• "We got Into a very warm argument,
and In the mdlst of it. l swung on him,
and was clapped in Jail for assault ana
batten*. 5 TVnen I got out. I could not
get my money any more than I could
at first, and, as I was broke, I had to
walk to Santa Rosa over the mountains
and there sacrifice a usurious amount
to get part of the paper in cash.
"Then I ran against the system in
Massachusetts while organizer for the
pattern makers and for the American
federation of labor. The Old Colony
railroad there was using the dodge
very successfully."
Gets Bill Passed
It is a matter of record that Sweeney
appeared before the Massachusetts leg
islature, was granted the privilege of
the floor and aecured the passage of a
bill compelling the emploj-ers to drop
this method of payment altogether.
In Anaconda. Mont., Sweeney again
encountered the evil, together with the
company stores which nourish through
out California. Again he appeared be
fore a legislature, and again was vic
torious. Montana and Massachusetts
now have the best laws in the country
upon that point.-
*It is astounding to me that Gray
brothers would attempt to employ this
company pay check system in a city as
strong In union labor organizations as
is San Francisco," Sweeney continued.
""We have advocated a statute govern
ing this for many years and the murder
of this young girl surely will result in
such a measure.
"Something ras required to awaken
the public to action, but the young
girl's life is too high a price to pay for
it. -Had the bill introduced two -years
ago in our legislature been passed this
murder would never have taken place,
for the cause would have been removed.
Hard to Organize
"It Is hard to organize a floating pop
ulation of unskilled laborers, and I al
ways havg^juren in favor of getting the
£killed labor to organize strongly, gain
their rights and then aid the unskilled
through the legislature. Unskilled la
borers should be made wards of the
state, not allowed to be at the mercy
of the men for whom they are com
pelled to work in order to keep from
"There Is no question," said Andrew
Gallagher, "that the company pay
check system used by Gray Brothers
and others is a gold brick game, pure
and simple. Organized labor has
fought this thing bitterly for many
years, for It Is slavery. Too much can
not be said or done In an effort to put
a stop to this iniquitous system and to
stop It at once. "We have fought the
thing with all our power, but it re
quired the murder of Carolina Brasch
to bring it forcibly to the attention of
the public.
Is Shylock Game
"If San Franciscans knew the suf
fering, that has come to men and
women as a result of the pay check
practice they would not permit It to
continue a day longer. It is a Shylock
game o fthe worst order and has noth
ing to recommend Itself to even the
most rabid antl labor unionists. I will
co-operate" cheerfully, as I know the
council I represent will also, in doing
all I can to cure this evil. Workmen
are entitled to their pay within three
days, at the most, after their period of
work is over. My organization demands
that employers pay them within '48
hours of payday and would as quickly
strike, were the wages withheld from
them as they are from men who work
for these heartless contractors, as they
would at. an attempted reduction In
"Unhappily these unfortunate men
and women working for Gray Brothers
can not aid themselves.
"One poor girl has lost her life be
cause of this system; let us take heed
of the lesson learned and prevent a
recurrence of the tragedy." ,
Talks on "Freedom"
The Rev.- William Rader denounced
Bray Brothers' system of payment in a
etrong sermon . yesterday, upon "Free
dom." and declared that unorganized
labor was not free. He remarked that
the preogative of liberty and the ex
amples of independence were lost upon
the day was not far distant when un
skilled and unorganized labor would
live under much better conditions than
at present.
Cunningham, the murderer, rested
quietly in his cell all day yesterday.
but it 1s easy to see that the position
in which he has placed himself is be
coming plain to him, for he Is begin
ning to show, though he maintains the
old attitude of nonchalance, lines of
worry and thought. His eyes are
bloodshot and inflamed, and his whole
manner dejected.
"So; I can. not say that I regret hav
ing given myself up." the murderer
said yesterday in answer to a question.
"You know I never would have * done
so had not the wrong man been put in
jail, with so much evidence against
him. I confessed to save him, and I
am not. sorry that I did "so." \u25a0 ,
Not Only Victim
Cunningham's remarks : yesterday
fhowed that O'Malley*s visit to Gray
Brothers* office wifa Xovak's check
had 'some influence 'upon his actions,
and may have aided -Jn determining
him to shoot Mlks Bra"sch. :\u25a0:, The.-mur
derer saw that something was wrong
with Novak's check, and stated yester
day that he became certain he: wasn't
the only man'being t:l treated by the
contractors. " ...
One- of the- peculiar- traits, of -the
prisoner Is the fact that, . although a
man who "has read more than the aver
age laborer, he manifests . not. the
slightest interest in what the newspa
pers have told of hiw case, what
the public thinks of it. . Hennas not
seen a newspaper since he caught sight
of the one the story of
Xovak's imprisonment, the nay he de
cided to give himself ••up."'
Denounces Contractors 1 Acts
BERKELEY. Jiffy 4.— Declaring that
the' murder .of j Carolina Brasch in" San
Francisco was directly.-induced by the
methods employed by contractors In the
payment of their laborers. Prof.* Z. P.
Smith, founder of "The Golden Rule Or
der of the World." bitterly: denounced
today the system employed- by Gray
Brothers and other contractors using
time checks for the payment of tli'eir
help. iy; \u25a0j,'. :
His address was given before the con
gregation of the Trinity TMethodist
church of Berkeley at the evening serv
ice, when Professor Smith was called
upon to outline the purposes of •his or
ganization, which for the last year had
been doing missionary work in^lh^e Cali
fornia pdnitentiarl?!?. \. Under .the head
of '"Man's . Inhumanity to Man" Smith
saidr'- ?&\ : -: . ;\u25a0; \u25a0 '• , \u25a0
Until there is more of a brotherly
feeling existing between employer and
employe crimes will be committed, and
until, better methods, such, as are out
lined by the golden rule movement, are
employed starving men, or weak mind
ed and weak willed men, will not be
driven to committing such terrible
crimes as are each day-filling the col
umns of our newspapers. ,- ;\u25a0 -
Do you want to.kjiow why the awful
Brasch murder" was committed, in Sa.n
Francisco a few days ago? It was ow
ing to the methods pursued by con
tractors in the employment of their
Barytone at Idora Park Scores
Hit With the - Holi
day' Crowd
Bert Morphy, the New York barytone,
at Idora park, Oakland, gave complete
evidence yesterday of his ability to
win the heart of a big audience with
his rollicking songs. Morphy sang to
a full brass band accompaniment, and
his powerful and melodious notes were
easily heard above the crash and blare
of the instruments. j . '.
March songs predominated. Morphy's
rendition of "On Independence Day,"
won high favor with the big crowds
as did "Tim Toolan," a catchy thing
in march time, which set all feet pat
Morphy will be heard today in "My
Dream of the U. S. A.." "Take Me Up
"With You, Dearie," "Games of Child
hood's Days,", and "The Good Old U.
S. A."
Erlinger's Chicago band gave 40
numbers during ( the two programs, in
cluding Victor Herbert's great patriotic
fantasle, "Americana." This will be
repeated this afternoon and evening.
Miss Beatrice Fischer, the soprano so
loist, with the band, has been well re
ceived and favors her audiences with
numerous encores.
The park was in holiday dress and
attracted thousands of visitors. The
Key Route excursions from San Fran
cisco were heavily patronized. Today
will be one <of the big events of the'
season. The management has seen to it
that concerts, vaudeville, out of door
diversions of .all jj sorts, , a* f wild west
show and beautiful illuminations shall
make an exceptional program for the
official celebration of July 4. '
Only Three or Four Houses
Standing and One Young
Man Is Missing
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
RENO, New. July 4. — The agricul
tural town of Prattville In the northern
part of Plumas county, 1 California, was
almost entirely- destroyed-by flre yes
terday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, and
it is believed that Humphrey Ward, ; a
young man from Susanville, perished
in the Soisoli hotel, as. he has not been
seen since he entered the place shortly
before the flre.
The flre is attributed to a defective
flue in the rear of the Abbott store, In
the main street, but another theory is
that it was caused by ashes An the
rear of the Cortear "store. .The" Abbott
and Cortear stores, the Soisoli hotel
arid saloon and the old Sackvllle hotel
were destroyed and all, the', houses ex
cept three or four. The loss is $75,000,
Prattville is 40 miles north "of
Quincy and 90 miles from -Reno. Ow
ing to. the lack of wire communication
the report has been considerably de
layed. - .
Plff« In Pics!
Countless readers of Ellis Parker
Butler's delicious satire '"Pigs Is; Pigs,"
will welcome his amusing skit on the
Silurians of a backward town, which he
has dubbed "Thompson's Truthful
Graveyard" In Sunset for July.- •
NAKPA BUFFERS $300,000 FlßE— Xampa,
Idabo, July 4. — Tbe flre started in a cigar store
by a firecracker yesterday destroyed property of
tbe estimated ralue of (300,000, with Insurance
covering about balf of it. -\u25a0. V
jf S'^lffla ' <he way io
Mariposa Big Trees
Leave San Francisco and Oakland daily at lo p. m', arriving
Yosemite (Sentinel ' Hotel) following ; day at noon.' -
Returning leave Yosemite N - in ; the \u25a0 afternoon, arriving ' San {
Francisco 1 and .Oakland : following 'morning.
You may^ also \u25a0 leave \ San Francisco at; 7 : ls a. m:h Oakland
7 % .40;aj m., stopping "over night -at El Portal, taking stage,
next morning v for; the -^valley. - ;,' ; - ';l
Santa- Fe ; service is the .most .; comfortable \ and >\u25a0 direct"? into frx^ .\u25a0%. \u25a0 %
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Vaudeville Bill Is Unique, Aero*
bats, Singers and Dancers
Furnishing Show
The bill at the Orpheum this week Is
unique, in that there is not a single
playlet Included. ' Acrobats, singers and
dancers: have ! the show all to- them
selves and make-it well worth seeing.
There is holiday lightness to the pro
gram that- pleased two large audiences
yesterday. - >
.Harry Armstrong and Billy Clark are
the big features -among the new acts
this week. They sing their own songs
most'fetchingly. Of course, they repeat
their successes, "Sweet Adeline" and
"Can't' You See I'm Lonely?" but they
more than made good with their new
compositions. "The Stofy the Violet
Told" is a clever ballad, well sung; by
Clark to his own accompaniment.-Arm
strong, in. blackface, sings "I.Love My
Wife, but,. Oh, You Kid," in English
ragtime and "hogjAtin" and scores a
hit in each "language." - - '.
The three , Sisters Athletas do a good
gymnastic act .and are good* to look
upon as they perform feats of strength.
Herr Londe and ' Fraulein Tilly make
some ladder evolutions look like they
were really difficult.
George and : his Redpath
Napanees in a musical-comedy, "Fun in
a boosted as a headliner, falls
flat, because it does not excel t in' an
exhausted field. It's just another
'"School Day" act with an overabund
ance of foolishness..
The Eight Madcaps, in their agile
dancing; O.llie Young and his brothers,
the diabolo- ployers, hoop rollers and
boomerang throwers; Max Witt* s "sing-
Ing colleenp," in . their dainty reper
toire, and Master Laddie Cliff, the clev
er little English singer and dancer, are
the holdover features and more than
hold- their own against the new acts.
The- moving, pictures of. the- Alaska-
Yukon-Pacific exposition are very in
teresting. , ...
Whistling Keeps Parents Awake
and Qives Trouble to
Their Physician
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
j LOS ANGELES. July 4.— The mystery
of a strange whistling: in the interior
of Albert Bennett, a 14 year old boy Jiv
ing at 331 South Flower street, was ex
plained yesterday when it was learned
that Albert swallowed a small whistle
a week ago. The discovery was made
by physlcians : after an attack of wind
ori the^ stomach had produced so much
whistling that the folks were kept
awake-all, night. ;\- - .-, \u25a0 > >. ( c . -
A physician was called Friday to ex
amine the boy "after' shrill sounds were
heard lsSuing from the. depths of Al
bert's rathkellar, but he was unable-to
find the cause of the disturbance and
left after giving Albert some medicine
and cautioning him against eating
green fruit. .- • v .-
Laßt night the boy began' to whistle
like an accommodation train s with rat
tle on the track. He' was in no distress,
although sufferlng'slJghtly from an at
tack of wind ; on the stomach, and
seemed to enjoy the whistling. .
The Bennett front yard was crowded
with envious small boys today, and Al
bert enjoyed' his new ; notoriety thor
oughly .until something 1 went wrong in
side and a doctor was summoned. The
pain was/ so. severe t-h at an ambulance
was called and the boy was taken to
the receiving hospital. When ques
tioned he reluctantly admitted that he
had swallowed the .whistle. .;
"I didn't' want to tell about it," he
said, "because the kids all thought f
could whistle that .way." The whistle
was removed.
Sound Almost Deafening to
Those Nearby
A form of megaphone has recently
been Invented with a view to provid
ing a "vocal lighthouse." The instru
ment Is modeled like a human mouth
and throat, the lungs being represented
by a compressible air chamber.
A lighthouse fitted with these instru
ments will shout its cautions in more
than stentorian; tones. Each mouth
will. repeat a "word or syllable as often
as air is blown "into it, so. that if placed,
say, at the North foreland, one; mouth
would bellow "North," the next, with
scarcely an interval, "Fore," the third,
"Land," the /fourth "Light." One > can
only hope, adds the .University Corre
spondent, that the use of this'lnven
tion will be limited to, lighthouses and
withheld' from the advertisers -of pills
or soap whose electric light signs make
our/ cities \u25a0 hideous by night.— London
Globe.- V . - v-y-V".. M---_r
. Vote for Dr. C. C. O'Donnell for coro
ner; dead .will : be respected. Rep. nom.»
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Hammered Silverware
Prize Cups and Trophies
Bellis' Silver Factory aad Store
328 POST ; ST^ Union Square
Insurance Company : j
. ISLAND, on the 31st day of December, A. D.
1908, and for the year ending on \ that day.
V Published pursuant to the provisions of Section
. v 611 ' of tbe Political Code and ! complied from'
•'.the I ' annual statement "filed with the Insurance
Commissioner of tbe State of California. ,
,> . \u25a0 . CAPITAL
Amount "of capital stock, paid up in
• cash ... ...:......... $300,000.00
Caib market Value of all stocks. and
\u25a0 bonds owned by the company. . . . . .$069,670.00
Cash in bank 5 . ..' . .' . . . .......... . . .. 113.701.16
Interest and rents due and accrued... -\ !t,104.H
Premiums in due course of collection. 66,866.76
..Total' a55et5.... .................. .5559,402. 02
Losses, adjusted and- unpaid.... ...... J5.515.72
Losses in process of adjustment or -in V •.-*
suspense . . . .'. . . . ... . . .'. .... . • ••• • • 21.5&0.99
Gross premiums on. flre rlska running,-. . : \u25a0
one* year or 4ess," $233,664.05 ;{ rein- •
-surance,' 60 per, cent. 1 . . . • • .'. • •' • •- • • 116,832.02
j Gross 'premiums on flre rlSks - running - \u25a0- " .
1.-more than one year, $88,211.30; re- v. ',
Insurance pro rata. ...... .......... 66,701193
Taxes due ; and accrued... .;...'......., 5,000.00
Commissions and brokerage, due, or; to * \u25a0 '-
become :due... v..... .......... .... 20,090.00
ITotal liabilities. .. . .V .$236,000.60
i xt .--INCOME/ _ r '
Net cash ireceired'- for flre" \u25a0
•premiums »••. . . . . . .V. ;H..'.:;....:; H . .'. :;.... : r. . . $303,100 160
Received > from : Interest > and . dividends . ,
on ' bonds,' stocks, , loans \u25a0 and from .
all" other \u25a0 sources. . . ; .".'. .''. ..'.*.'.% . . . : 28,317.95
Gross ; profit on . sale .or " maturity -of ' ::\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0-. \u25a0 <
ledger ' assets .093.75
Total Income ..$334,117.20
Net amount patd for flre losses (in-
- eluding $18,852.41, losses of -pre- -" :
v Tious 'year5) . . . . . ..... . . .... . . . . . .5128,011.41
Expenses -of adjustment and settle- ; \u25a0 ; ;•• -\u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0 ,
" ment of-1055e5. ...:.. ............. 1,677.09
Dividends to stock h01der5. .......... 20,000.00
Paid "or allowed for commission ", or '
brokerage . ...~. ; .....:. . , •\u25a0;87,574.92; 87,574.92
Paid for state, , national and : locals ; ::
-taxes .: 9,472.34
- Total expenditure 5 . ......... .... .. .$254,735.76
: -.'\u25a0'. .-', : ' ' ' \u0084\u25a0\u25a0- '-.- ' "' Flre: :; -:'-
Losses Incurred during the year... ...$120,933.13
'\u25a0': •\u25a0•.-..-;- , \u25a0 ; " RISKS 'AND PREMIUMS .^7T
..-::;\u25a0 ?:-;\u25a0'. "_•'-.: IFire Risks. Premiums.
Net amount of risks writ- - '-^ -- *\u25a0-"•: ' -•
'"ten during the year..".-. $51,294,413 $433,299.78
Net '- amount .- of risks ex- \u25a0'-.:. \u25ba-^'v '\u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0
plred during the year.. 34,902,344 255.597.36
Net i amount sin i force - De- '•-' : '
cember:3i: 1908....... . 37.277,274 321,875.35
~" : GEORGE L. SHEPLET,' President.-' r
' .-.- KMIL G.PlEPER.Secretary.-j:,, -.\u25a0: '<u
. - Subscribed : and sworn to before , me this \ 30th
day of January,. 1909.* 7 " " \u25a0 ''"'"" '" '' ' "
.HUBERT A. HUFF. : Notary Public.
+;-\u25a0 V: - : ' : '--' \u25a0'•'•'. -".'•
—Want to : Trade, \u25a0 Buy , or sell?-? 4.
.NECTICUT, on the 31st day of December.
A. D. 1903, and . for tbe year ending on that
day. Published pursuant to .tbe provisions of
Section 611 of the Political Code and compiled
. from the annual statement filed with tbe Insur- i
ance Commissioner of the State of California.
Amount of capital stock paid up in
- cash. '.'.-. ........... .1L000.000.00
'\u25a0v ; . assets - "
Real entate owned by company..... $447,900.41
Loans on bonds and mortgages 704,700.00
Cash market. value of all stocks and
bonds owned -by company 6,077,279.00
Cash In company's offlce.... 1,156.46
Cash in bank 5...;......:... 320:669.12
Premiums in due course 'of collec- '
ti0n....... 705.579.42
. Total a55et5. ............'....... ..58.257.350.41
Lospps adjusted and unpaid... ...... $113,673.28
Losses . in pfoceis .of adjustment or '
in 5u5pen5e.. ...... V,'.. "..:.:..... .' 344,660.34-
LosBes resisted, including expenses.. . 40,059.57
Gross premiums on | fire • risks run-
ning one year: or . less, $3,733,-
™ 051.97; reinsurance,- 60 per cent.. 1,866,525.99
Gross premiums on . fire risks \u25a0 run-
'j nlng more than one year, $5,100,-
968.26; reinsurance pro ; rata. ..... 2,628,966.59
Taxes due or accrued. .............. 85,000.00
Total 1iabi1itie5............. $r..078.5ni.77
Net cash actually received for flre
premium 5 ...... . .." :". . ............ .$5,419,911.08
Received for Interest on mortgages.. 33,679.78
Received from , interest - and dlvl- \u25a0
dends on bonds. • stocks, loans,'
and from all stner 50urce5........ "233,515.25
Received, for rent 5;........... 12,043.03
Gross profit on sale or maturity of
ledger a55et5:.:.:....... 11,853.00
Income from all other sources...... f 1,310.42
Total 1nc0me. .... .... ........... .$5,712.312.58
Net amount paid for fire losses \u25a0 (In- , ;
eluding $363,513.63 losses of prevl- - -
ous year5). ........... A.... ..:... 52,852,017.62
Expenses of adjustment and settle- \u25a0
ment of 1055e5. .'...'.. ".:..;........ 35,305.82
Dividends to 5t0ckh01der5............ 120,000.00
Paid or : allowed for commission or -
. brokerage .-'. . . . .'. ..-.'.•• •'• . -"• .....:" ''. -, 959,351.02
Paid for salaries, : f ees, and other ',
charges for officers. 1 clerks," etc. . : 644.538.70
Paidk for- state, national and. local
itaie5..:.............;..."^..... 165,574.65
Gross loss on sale or . maturity 'of ,
ledger a55et5......:... 02,668.37
All. other, expend! turei...... ........ 815,057,36
Total expenditure5.!......'... .... '.53.184.513.54
' **- \u25a0 -. ' 'Fire.
Losses incurred , during . the year. . . . $2,873,214.47
•• " ' ' r
: -.-'. \u25a0\u25a0:::\u25a0\u25a0-.:' Fire Risks. Premiums.
Net amount of risks .. ;. -
written" -, during ;\u25a0 the
year; .. ...... •'. • • • • •'• $723,118,697 $8,228,569.33
Net ;- amount . of _. risks ;
'\u25a0 expired \u25a0 during \u25a0 tne - \u25a0 -• . \
year, .".:......•...-•• 701,519,930 8,183,990.23
Net - amount "in \u25a0 force . ' : .r •\u25a0-- . ,
•;•; December ; 81. . 1908.'. . 702.647.587 8.834.020.23
\u25a0'---;.\u25a0> \u0084 ,'. JAMES- NICHOLS/ President.
; B.' R; ? STILLMAN, . Secretary. V
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 13th
day - of - January. = 1909.
.:• ..;'\u25a0-. FRED. B. SEXMOUR, Notary Puollc
McNEAR I WAYMAN, riGeneral Agents
S. \u25a0\u25a0 ; -,% •\u25a0 vJVatlouai BulldineX'..
XW. Cor. Sansome and Sacramento St»,
\u25a0-."•?., San? Francisco. i.Cnl.' .-•-.; .*;
Insurance Company
on the 81st day, of December. A. D. 1908. a'ad
for the year ending on that day. Published
pursuant to tbe provisions of Section 611 of
the ! Political Code and compiled - from the
annual statement filed with the Insurance
Commissioner of the State of California.
Amount of capital stock, paid up in
cash : ..?. $200,000.00
/-7; *"•;\u2666\u25a0 assets -==—-—
Real estate owned by. company $10,000.00
Loans on bonds and mortgages 396.149.45
Cash in company's offlce .11,262.28
Cash in banks. 23,751.93
Interest due and accrued on mortgages 12.592.37
Premiums' in due course of collection. 30,602.71
Due from other companies for reinsur-
ance on, losses already paid 535.53
Total assets... .$455,197.57
Losses adjusted and unpaid.... $8,725.52
Losses in process of adjustment or in
suspense .'..\u25a0.... 4,e39.as
-Losses resisted. Including expenses.. 6,050.00
Gross premiums on flre risks running
one year or. less, $154,323.55; rein-
" surance. 60 per, cent. — 77,181.77
Gross premiums on flre risks running
more -than one year. $122,304.69;
reinsurance, pro rata.. :~..t.. ."....-.. 63,524.63
Taken from surnlns and passed to re-
\u25a0 serve to protect new. term business. 10,000.00
Reserve for tarns and expenses 6,500.00
Reserve ' for \u25a0 contingencies 10,000.00
Total liabilities '.$184,604.30
INCOME "*" "*
Net cash actually received for flre
premium* $184,714.73
Received for- interest on mortgages. . 28,838.11
Received , from Interest and dividends
- on bonds, stocks, loans and from
another sources... \u25a0 472.77
Income from all other sources 2.143U9
- Total income. .$216,166.83
Net amount paid for 'flre losses (in-
cluding $32,445.45, losses of previ-
ous years):.... ........; $122,677.18
Expenses of adjustment and settle- . ,
ment of losses. 2,393.56
Dividends and Interest to stock
- "holders. :....".'. ..."..;..> 9,836.50
Paid -or allowed \u25a0 for commission • vr ,
brokerage ........:.... 44,532.64
Paid for * Salaries, fees and other
charges for officers, clerks, etc 15.963.72
Paid for state, national and local
taxes ..:..:.....;.............. 4,418.93
All other payments and expenditures 18,850.35
Total expenditures.. .......$221,671.27
Losses Incurred during tbe year.... ..$108,149.32
Flre Risks . Premiums
Net. amount of risks
written during the
year ........v... $19,807,777 $302,340.89
Net amount of risks
\u25a0 expired during the
year 20.852.079 807.255.C3
Net amount In force \u25a0 •- -\u25a0
31. ;190S -17,073.74? 276.628.24
- -•.•\u25a0\u25a0•':, .- \u25a0•-.' GEO.W. JALONICK. President.
A. F. PILLET. Secretary.
" Subscribed - and sworn \u25a0to before me this lOta
day of February. 1909. DORA McMAH AN. ; ' \u25a0 \u25a0.
..Notary Public, Dallas County, Texas.,
407-0 Merchant. s* Excha njf e nuUiUnc. »•» •
**i^£i*MSifc - - SHU l^r&ncljiGo, Osl. \u25a0 \u25a0
c Agent Special Agent T
Insurance Company
the Slat .day of December. A- D. ISOB. and
ror tb« y«ar «adlnjr on tliat day. Piiblisaed
F?""?.^..? 0 , tis % Prorl.iona of Section 611 of
the PoUtlcal Code and compiled from tha
aaaual statement filed with th« Instiraaca
Commissioner of the State of CallftenST
Amount of capital stock, paid up la
cash - - $2S0.00O.0«
Real estate owned bj company $10 000 0O
Loans oa mortjajw 583.'304X3
Cash la company's office 4 4074i>
Cash la banks... ""* gsasojij
Interest due and accrued oa mortgages 12*934 64
Premiums in due course of collection. 34 oS9*3a
Bills receirable, not matured, taken -
for flre and raarlae ri3ks 43 73
Due from otner companies for r»- \u25a0 "
insurance on losses already paid.. 519. 53 \u25a0
Total assets HW.833.M
Losses In process o{ adjustment or ta
_ suspense $14,184.1*
Gross premiums oa flre risks ruanln*
one year or less, $139,362.97; rein.
,«urance. 60 per cent T9 331 43
Gross premiums on flre riskn running •\u25a0
more than one year, $118,621.88;
reinsurance pro rata... 67 C 29 5.*
Keserre tor contingencies s'ooo'nn
All other UabUitles.... ;" 's^.^
Total UabUltlts ....$1««,3T9.2(J
Net rash actually receired for flre
premiums $207 354 >5
SecetTed for interest on mortgages.. 80.*334!33
Total income. ; . . .j237.73g.5jj
Net amount paid for flre losxes in-
cluding $11,084.83, losses of preH-
ous year 5).................. $109 218 <W»
Expenses of adjustment and settle- ••*"•««
ment of losses » >.. n -
DlTidends to stoct holders .['.' «>07oo")S
Paid or allowed for commission or vv ' lw) ' m
brokerage 40 ._- „_
Paid for salaries, fees, and other * J>13303
charges for officers, clerks, etc 17 •»->» *a
Paid for state, national and locki 1T '~ e - M
taxes... ««n- a
AU other payments and expenditures! U,' 707 1 7^
Total expendltnres ..-. . .$213,373.24
Losses Incurred during the year... ... 5113^% j53
Net amonnte f r l Bi ,f Flre """ *»=Er
• written dnrtng the .
NeVfaVouVt-.-oCVuk, I ?M???
i expired during the
NeTlmounVin-flrce 13 - 332 ' 174 2«.»«.73
Deeemher 31. 1908. . 16.653.046 273 au o«
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