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THE JrOItSTXG OREGOXIAN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1900.
With gr adowledgment for their confidence to the Itt'tgESStt ESSST"
for the year ended uecemDer 01, isuo, auuwMig . w uavt -f -
United States, City and R. R. Bonds, and Stocks . $99,630,935.56
Bonds and Mortgages 90,795,319.02
Real Estate . 22,444,627.78
Demand Loans on Collateral , . . 2,192,702.00
Cash ...... 4,775,988.79
Loans to Policy-holders . . , . . . . . 8,966,362.78
Premiums, deferred and in course of collection (net) 5,300,922.97
Accrued Interest, Rents, etc 2,820,502.29
A REASONABLE INDICATION OF THE DESERVED POPULARITY
of its plans and of feith in its management may be Curly claimed in the number of Metro
politan policies in force. It is not only greater than that of any other company in America,
but ereater than that of all the other regular companies combined, less one. It exceeds, in
fact the COMBINED POPULATION of 24 of the States and Territories out of the 52 form
ing the American Union ; and as to CITIES, it exceeds the combined population of Greater
New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, San Francisco,
Pittsburgh, Baltimore, New Orleans and Buffalo. i
The Metropolitan paid its Policy-holders in 1908 for Death
Claims, Endowments, Annuities, Paid-up Policies, Divi
dends, Bonuses, etc., with the amount set aside on
their behalf as increased Reserve
It has paid to its Policy-holders since organization, plus the
amount invested and now on hand for their security
The Company OF the People,
T 1 U M
(INCORPORATED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK. STOCK COMPANY)
THE DAILY AVERAGE of Business During 1908 was
441 per day in Number of Claims Paid.
6,343 per day in Number of Policies Placed and Paid for.
$1,202,352.87 per day in New Insurance Placed and Paid for.
$156,633.89 per day Paid Policy-holders and Added to Reserve.
$126,996.37 per day in Increase of Assets.
INSURANCE IN FORCE, $526,939,378
The Company issues policies for from $1,000 to $1,000,000 on individ
ual lives, premiums payable quarterly, semi-annually or annually.
All policies are non-participating. They are plain business contracts
which tell their whole story on their face; leave nothing to the imagination;
borrow nothing from hope; require definite conditions and make definite
promises in dollars and cents.
PREMIUMS ARE LOWER THAN ARE OFFERED BY ANY OTHER COMPANY
In the Intermediate Branch policies are adapted to the working classes.
Each policy is for $500 and the rate lower than that offered by the Savings
Bank system of Massachusetts. Two of the Metropolitan's Intermediate
forms recently standardized by the New York and Massachusetts Depart
ments provide for attractive combinations of insurance and annuities at the
lowest rates offered anywhere.
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HOME OFFICE BUILDING
The largest Office Buildine In the world ; Madison Are, 4th Ave
S3d and 24th Sts, New York City
Dividends Apportioned, payable 1909, on Partici
pating Policies, Intermediate Branch . . i . $1,382,722.00
Same on Participating Policies, Ordinary Dept. . 104,203.73
(Note. Nearly all this Company's Ordinary Policies are Non-Participating Issued
at low rates of premium.) '
Bonuses Apportioned, payable 1909, on Industrial
Policies ............. 2,650,000.00
Reinsurance Fund and Special Reserve .... 208,134,891.00
All other Liabilities 2,532,637.34
Capital and Surplus 22,122,907.12
The Metropolitan has more premium paying business in force in the
United States than any other company.
The Metropolitan has in force one-third of all the legal reserve policies
in force in the United States. Its Industrial policies in force nearly equal in
number all the Industrial policies of all the other companies in the country
BY the People, FOR the People
JOHN R. HEGEMAN, President
Hi Ratio cl Expss to Fnsmlom Ipms was He Lowest
In z Compaq's Bistorg
being over 8 per cent, less than live years ago and more than
15 per cent, less than ten years ago
The Company wrote more business in 1908 than any other Company
in the world, and this for the fifteenth consecutive year
The number of policies paid in 1908 averaged one for each sixty-five seconds
of each business day of 8 hoars, and in amount $128.48 a minute, the year through.
The value and timeliness of its policy payments may be gleaned from tho
' fact that of the claims paid during the year, 3,479 were under polices less than
three months old, 6,890 were on policies under 6 months, and 12,806 were
within thejirst year of insurance.
Income in 1908
Gain over 1907
Surplus in 1908 . . ,
Increase over 1907 .
Total Number of Policies in Force
Gain over 1907
Total Amount Outstanding Insurance, 81,861, 890,803.00x
INSURANCE IN FORCE, $1,334,951,425
Number of Industrial policies in force, 9,301,001 insuring over six and
a half millions of individual lives in the families of wage-earners. While the
contracts are and always have been non-participating, the Company will this
year have spent nearly EIGHTEEN millions of dollars in voluntary bonuses
and concessions to the holders of these policies in thirteen years.
Cash bonuses on all whole life policies are annually allowed, amounting
to over 8 per cent, of the premiums for a yean Additions of from 5 to 30 per
cent are made to policies maturing as claims, according to time policies have
persisted. By the Company's present practice whole life policies are made
free after age 75 or paid as endowments at age 80.
Industrial Insurance is Family Insurance, covering all ages from 1 to
70 on life, endowment and annuity plans.
A. T. BONNEY, Supt.
Rothchild Bldg., Fourth and Washington Sts., Portland, Or.
SAYS ARROWS HURT
Dugdale Talks of Sensibilities
of Ball Players.
MEN CAN'T STAND ROASTS
Wilt rndr Yells of Fans or Pointed
Paragraphs In Papers North
western League Magnates
Iave for Homes.
Joseph P. Cohn, president of the
Spokane Baseball Club, Is the only
Northwest League magnate remaining
In Portland since the schedule meet
ing Saturday. Manager Bob Brown,
of Spokane, left for Seattle yesterday
afternoon, while Walter Macfarlane,
owner of the Aberdeen franchise, and
Manager Rowland of the "Black Cats"
departed for Aberdeen In the morning,
and President David E. Dugdale, who
decided to postpone his California trip
until March, left for Seattle last night.
Cohn will remain In Portland for
several days, for he has several busi
ness deals on hand that will require
his attention for the next few days.
While holding a fanning bee at th.
offices of President Lucas yesterday
afternoon, Dugdale elaborated on cri
ticisms and their effect on baseball
players. Dug's discourse was about as
"Practically every baseball player
who dons a uniform Is more or less
Inclined to feel criticism keenly, and
In the majority of cases the random
shafts hurled by the fans, which are
In many Instances followed by the more
stinging cuts of baseball scribes, are
lasting In their effect on the players.
I have seen most promising youngsters
completely wilt on the ball field simply
because some strong-lunged Individual
has seen fit to call him a busher.'
'mut' "bonehead." 'amateur.' or abjure
him to get a basket or barrel stave to
field or to hit, as the case may be, and
the next day In the papers hand It to
him, he wants to go home Immediately.
Trouble of a Manager.
"The troubles of a manager. I tell
you. are hot alone confined to the di
recting of the Inside workings of a
baseball team. In fact that part of
the detail Is the easiest If a man un
derstands the game and has the knack
of even partially judging the tempera
ment of his players. But when some
news writer delegated to cover the
game for his paper criticises the work
of the players most severely, then Is
when the manager has his troubles.
Young players are always anxious to
receive a favorable notice, and m tnis
respect I, myself, whom you would
think Immune from such things, like
favorable mention above all things. I
can stand the adjectives and shouts of
the fans, and their calls of 'rotten,'
take him out,' 'get some ball playerr
and all those things without becom
ing squeamish, but when the fans get
to Indulging In personalities, then I
balk. Even such action on the part of
the patrons of the game, while they
rankle at the time, do not affect me
half so much as do the terse and point
ed darts handed out by the men who
write baseball news.
"When I admit that those things
hurt me, you can understand what It
means to a youngster, who Is Just
breaking Into the game, and anything
short of a boost Is likely to tempt
him to flee to home and mother. I
tell yon, the fans don't realize the
enormity of contingencies that are con
stantly arising In the effort to conduct
a baseball team, and when you are In
the cellar and losing steadily, like I
was last year, the strain Is something
Careers of Players Blasted.
"This Is one side of baseball that has
never been taken Into consideration,
and If the fans would only realize how
much their hastily uttered remarks are
taken to heart I am sure their attitude
would be different. The fans, them
selves, assisted by scribes who do not
realize the extent of their cutting re
marks, have blasted the careers of
many of the most promising young
players who ever donned a uniform.
Last year I had my troubles, for when
ever one" or more of my players were
no.t disabled by sickness or accident,
others would desert because of the
criticism of the fans. I have seen
veteran baseball players, fellows whom
I thought toughened and hardened so
that they were immune from criti
cism, quit cold because somebody called
them dubs or something like that.
"Then there is the other side. A
player- on a winning team does not
care how much a fan yells at him,
or how strongly a newspaper writer
may criticise him. He Is winning and
success offsets whatever bitterness
there may be attached to the criti
cisms offered. Tes. I tell you the
troubles of a baseball team are many,
and the patrons do' not realize half
of the things a manager has to contend
with. Excuse me from any more tall
end teams. I have had my fill of it,
and would not stand for another one
for all Seattle."
FORJt TXTERMOTJXTAIX LEAGUE
Lucas Starts Movement as Feeder
. to Xortlnvestern League.
HELENA. Mont.. Feb. . President
Lucas, of the Northwestern League, has
writtten to Chief of Police Flannery re
garding the establishment of an inter
mountain League, to Include Helena,
Butte, Salt Lake, Boise and Ogden, the
league being Intended as a feeder for
the Northwestern. There will b a.
meeting of officials' of the league in
Portland this week and afterward the
conferees will leave for Helena, Butte,
Salt Lake City and other cities Inter
ested and will attempt to interest tne
fans In an Intermountain League.
.FOURTH DEFEAT IX 83 GAMES
Crack Iowa Team Meets Its Ma toll
la Oregon Boys.
SHENANDOAH, Iowa, Feb. 8. (Spe
cial.) Tonight's basketball game was
a clean victory of the Oregons against
the crack team ' of Iowa, being the
fourth defeat of 83 games played.
Shenandoah basketball fans say to
night's was the cleanest, fastest game
ever played In this city. The score on
Saturday night at Trlncevllle. 111., was:
Oregon 37, Trlncevllle 25. The Oregons
will start West February 16 from
Hart-Barry SHU Set.
NEW ORLEANS. Feb. 8. Marvin Hart,
the Kentucky heavy-weight, who claimed
he was heavy-weight champion of ' the
world until he lost to Tommy Burns, has
been matched for a fight at the West
Bide Athletic Club In McDonoughvllle on
the night of February 24 with Jimmy
Barry, of Montana.
Gives Hlldebrand to Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Feb. 8.Manager
Long, of the San Francisco baseball
team, has released tHIldebrand. the out
fielder of the Sacramento club of the
Coast League, which will open the season
In this city on March 80. Arrangements
have been made for team No. 1 of the
Chicago White Sox to play In Sacramento
on March 15 and 16.
Canadian Curlers Victorious.
GLASGOW, Feb. 8. The final test
match for the Strathcona curling tro
phy resulted today In a victory for the
SAFE ROBBED; DOG STOLEN
Tacoma Candy Merchant Declares
He Lost $300 Police Doubt.
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. '8. Tony
Chrlstl, owner of a candy store, tied
a watchdog to his safe last night.
Burglars later entered the store, blew
open the safe, took about $300 and
stole the dog..
The police threaten to arrest Chrlstl,
as they do not like- the color of his
FANDOM AT RANDOM
Today and tomorrow will positively
be the last days for discount on West
Side gaa bills. Read "Gas Tips."
Children's shoes reduced at Rosenthal'i
PRESIDENT LUCAS, of the North
western League, has selected the
Spalding baseball as the official ball of
the league this season. At the annual
meeting the question of selection of the
ball was left to tie president and yes
terday he decided upon the Spalding.
The Spokane ibaseball club will be
known as the "Browns" during the com
ing Summer If Bob Brown makes good
his threat to equip the team with brown
uniforms. Tho Spokane manager Is In
receipt of a sample piece of uniform cloth
which Is a light brown shade and to
which he Is very much attracted. He said
he thought that color would be used for
Spokane's road uniforms, while the home
suits would be white with brown trim
Phil Nadeau will probably be a mem
ber of one of the Northwestern clubs.
Phil Importuned Dugdale for a Job, but
Seattle has plenty of outfielders and Dug
has recommended him to either Aberdeen
or Vancouver, and it is quite likely that
one of these clubs will get the flying
Harry Wolters, the California twlrler
who Jumped the St. Louis Nationals, and
who was sold by that club to St. Paul,
refuses to report to the American Asso
ciation Club and announces that he has
signed and will play with the San Jose
team In the California outlaw league.
Swing seems to have used very poor
Judgment In passing up Jimmy Flynn,
who made good last year. Can it be pos
sible that Kid Mohler's threats to get
Flynn's Job have had any 'bearing' on J.
Cal's selections? McCarthy and Toman
are likely to cause themselves a whole
lot of trouble, but their work, no matter
how bad, will rot affect the serenity of
J. Cal as long as the California teams are
President Bwlnz "has announced his
staff of umpires for the Pacific Coast
League. Probably one of the three men.
McGTeevv. will make good. Jack Mc
Carthy and Toman have been tried and
found wanting. McCarthy lacks control
of the players and Toman is too small to
be taken seriously.
The Oakland club has signed Louis
IMaure, formerly with the Boston Ameri
cans, for the Athenian pitching staff next
season. The arrival of Maure's signed
contract gives Oakland five twlrlers now
enrolled, the others toeing: "Slim" Nel-
eon, Christian, Tonneson and Johnson.
Tonneson was with the champion Aber
deen team In 1907.
If reports from San Francisco are true
George Hlldebrand Is to be succeeded in
left field for the Seals by Jimmy Lewis
of the Waterloo, la., team. Danny Long
is credited with having said that Hildy
has been too long In one town and that
a change will do him good, and the sign
ing of Lewis in taken as an indication
that the chubby outfielder will toe found
elsewhere next Summer.
Ashland 33; Chemawa 23.
CHEMAWA, Or., Feb. 8. (Special.)
The Ashland Athletic Club basket-ball
team defeated the Chemawa Indians here
tonight, by a score of 33 to 23, In one of
the fastest games ever played. here. Both
teams showed excellent team work.
Twenty-minute halves were played. Of
ficials: Referee, Snyder; umpire, Teabo.
Dr. Horn, the optician. 3d floor Swet-
land bldg., guarantees satisfaction or
money refunded, ino tancy prices.
ALL INDIGESTION AND DISTRESS
FROM A f UPSET STOMACH WILL 60
Almost Instant Relief Is Waiting for
Oregonian Readers Who Suffer
From Stomach Trouble.
Nothing will remain undigested or
sour on your stomach If you will take
Dlapepsln after your meal. This pow
erful digestive and antacid, though as
harmless and pleasant as candy, will
digest and prepare for assimilation
into the blood all the food you can eat.
Eat what your stomach craves, with
out the slightest fear of Indigestion
or that you will be bothered with sour
risings. Belching, Gas . on Stomach,
heartburn, headaches from stomach
Nausea, Bad Breath. Water Brash or
a feeling like you Baa swallowed a
lump of lead, or other disagreeable
If you will get from your pharmacist
a 50-cent case of Pape's Dlapepsln you
could always go to the table with a
hearty appetite, and your meals would
taste good, because you would know
there would be no Indigestion or
Sleepless nights or Headache or Stom
ach misery all the next day; and, be
sides, you would not need laxatives or
liver pills to keep your stomach and
bowels clean and fresh.
Pape's Dlapepsln can be obtained
from your druggist, and contains more
than enough trlangules to thoroughly
cure the worst dyspeptic. There Is
nothing better for Gas on the Stomach
or sour odors from the stomach or
to cure a Stomach Headache.
You couldn't keep a handier or more
useful article In the house.
If you intend to secure a fine, though
slightly used Piano, upright or grand,
at a mpst unusual reduction in price,
you will have to call within the next
Every remaining instrument will be
brought, over from our shops and
wholesale department, on corner of
Marshall and Thirteenth streets, this
morning. Most of these instruments
received in part payment for fancy,
high-priced Chickerings or Pianola
Pianos can't be told from brand new.
They come from Portland's finest
All have been carefully inspected,
tuned, regulated and polished. One
superb Chickering, a splendid Kim
ball, a couple of Steinways, two Vose
pianos, a Fischer, and several Player-
Pianos, (not the Pianola - Piano) are
Prices start at $68 for a good Up
right surely worth $ 1 OO. Everything
is now less than half the regular re
tail values of the respective makes.
This is the greatest of many great
clearance sales we've ever held.
You can pay us as best suits your
convenience. We'll guarantee the
instruments as to performance and
condition. You are positively secure
in dealing here. Eilers Piano House,
353 Washington Street.