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The Equitable Society,
"Strongest in the Worla,"
No. 100 North Third St.,
He Wasn't Positive.
"Can I assure yoar Ille?" ask. ed the persuasive man.
"I dunno," replied Farmer Corntossel, “I don't want no lite Assurance. I've got all I can carry, an' my wito wants me to stop some of that. I hope you can't, but I'm a truthful man, an' I ain't gold' to express no positive opinion aftor I've heard you talk awhile."Exchange. It that was
an Equitablo agent he got a policy. There are a few gallent points about our Gold Debenture Endowment policies that you can't get away from. Assurance in force over one billion, surplus over sixtyone million-that means abboJute safety. It means more-It means a better investment than a government bond-& better rate of interest. There never has been such an attractive ofter made to young men. It's easy to get and easy to keep. You can't do better than to investigate.
The family of the man
No better company than The Equitable Society "STRONGEST IN THE WORLD" H. G. DOHRMAN, Manager, 100 N. 3d St., Steubenville, 0.
don't make tbe mistake of Bupposing that just because your grandfather lived to be eigbty, that you will too-You may not live eighty days.
Take care of today, by providing yourself with adequate assur. ance suited to your deeds and tomorrow will take care of itself.
You don't have to die to win. Equitable 5 per cont Gold Bonds are first class investments, and carry the protection of life assurance as well.
For particulars, address;
H. D. NEELY, Manager for Nebraska. 206-209 Bee Baliding, OMAHA.
THE EQUITABLE SOCIETY,
H. G. DOHRMAN, Manager,
100 Norih Tbird St. STEUBENVILLE, OHIO.
TWENTY YEARS OF WOO DS. On the first day of November the Pittsburg agency was twenty years old. And on that day, too, Edward A. Woods started on the twenty-first year of his connection with the agency. The success of this agency and of its manager are such household words in the Equitable, that it would be superfluous to speak of them here.
On November i Manager Woods published in each of the Pittsburg papers a very striking and effective advertisement, of which the following is a copy:
THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE U. S.
"Strongest in the World."
1900 The Story of 1
a Double Decade. The Pittsburg agency of the Equitable Life is 20 years old to-day.
Starting in 1880 with one office and two agents, its offices now occupy the entire seventh floor of the Tradesmens Building, its office force numbers 21 people and its 129 agents write an aggregate of $10,000,000 of assurance in a year.
Twenty years ago there were no electric lights ; no electric cars; no natural gas ; telephones,
passenger elevators and bicycles were just coming into use ; typewriters were scarcely known, and automobiles were a fantastic dream of the future.
The world has grown in 20 years Pittsburg has grown--the Equitable has grown-but read how The Pittsburg Agency Has Grown:
129 Office Force.
21 Rooms Occupied,
25 Assurance in Force, $ 297,500 $49,629,200 Premium Income.
$10,529 $1.747.522 New Business,
$21.000 $10,000,000 $100,000 Policies in Force, None
70 Number of Policyholders, . 240 12,709
Of all the regular Life Assurance companies in existence there are only 22 whose total premium income exceeds that of this single agency of the Equitable. EDWARD A. WOODS, Manager,
TRADESMENS BUILDING. The event was also commemorated by the publication of a very handsome little book, which was sent to all the policy holders in the territory.
May the story of the next double de ade be one of equal success with that of the past, and when it is written may it still be written not only of the Pittsburg agency, but also of Manager Edward A. Woods.
ST. LOUIS MEETING. A meeting of the St. Louis agency was held on Friday, November 23, at the Mercantile Club in that city. A large nuniber were present, and many addresses were made by the field men, expressing great satisfaction with the Society's new contract system. One of the agents called attention to the fact that he would begin next year with more than $1,200 of renewals coming to him from this year's work, and that he would start next year's work with more hope and enthusiasm, and with brighter prospects than ever before in his connection with the business. Mr. Tarbell made a speech full of fire and inspiration, and which was enthusiastically received. Speeches were also made by Messrs. R. J. Williams, D. F. Cobb, O. H. P. Hale, J. Talbot, E. T. Nolan, W. T. Hancock and J. S. Kendrick.
PERSONALS. J. K. is still Hyer.
Recent visitors at the home office included J. S. Ramsay, F. W. Danner, L. D. Wilkes, M. N. Wisdom, H. H. Hoyt, H. D. Neely, and F. A. McNamee.
There is a “row" developing. See No. 3 on the list for October.
And, lo! A. C. Haynes's name led all the rest.
R. B. Daniel was also a visitor at the home office. During his visit he was seen by another manager to enter Mr. Tarbell's office. "There goes Daniel into the lion's den," said the aforesaid manager. And the band played on.
It looks like "leader” A. M. Shields for the last year of the century.
They say that J. C. Wilson, Jr.'s, applicants average 89 years of age.
The Pittsburg agency is not out of the woods yet. Eisele & King are giving Woods a run for his money.
Mr. Hyde was treasurer, and Mr. Wilson chairman, of the executive committee of the Insurance Men's Sound Money Club. And yet the Club had a balance of over $100 in the treasury when its affairs were wound up.
Mr. Tarbell rode a spirited horse in the great parade. Owing to the wet weather the asphalt was very slippery, and it was nearly a horse on Tarbell once or twice. Mr. Wilson said: “Mr. Tarbell may ride on a horse if he will, but I feel more safe in an automo-bill.”
J. A. Rossillo, the Society's Directeur in Spain, sent a most ingenious advertiseing arrangement for the prize advertisement competition, but, unfortunately, it arrived too late. Muchisisimas gracias, Senor.
Good morning! Have you seen Mix's new circulars? Hoop la!
D. D. Monroe, of New Hampshire, writes that the authorities of that State are paying $1 a bushel for grasshoppers. Mr. Tarbell says he will pay $2 a bushel for applications.
Aird and his cohorts in Buffalo are making a big effort for business these closing months. And they are getting it!
A. C. Haynes gave a lunch to his business associates at Delmonico's, November 12. They promised him a great amount of assurance during the remainder of the year, and up to date it looks as if they were going to do it with ease.
L. Samuel writes from Portland, Ore.: This is a good time to call the attention of our field men to the advantage of dealing in finance with a strong institution, instead of one that is all right in fair weather, but cannot stand the storm. The country has just furnished a good example: Alvord stole Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars from one of your New York banks, and it was fortunate for those who dealt with that bank that it was well able to weather such a loss. Cashier Brown stole only One Hundred and Ninety-one Thousand Dollars from a Kentucky bank; it promptly closed its doors, and will probably pull down to ruin a great many men who did business with them.
Whom do you suspect, Samuel?
On October 26 a meeting and dinner of the Yorkshire agency of the British branch was held at Leeds, under the presidency of Mr. H. W. Southgate, F. S. S., the manager for Yorkshire. Mr. Triggs, the joint general manager for Great Britain, was present, and made a stirring appeal for a good windup in 1900. Addresses were also made by Messrs. Southgate, White, Jarvis, Victor Southgate and others. Every one present was most enthusiastic, and a large business was promised. Here's looking across at you, Yorkshire.
Miss Amendt's picture appears in the current issue of Success. This has inspired the following from the office poet: "Have you
Miss Amendt's picture in "Success"? It is taken in her very bestest dress; There's a happy smile depicted on her face, And her dress it is of black "peau de soie" lace.
NEW YORK, JANUARY
ASSURANCE OF ONE'S LIFE A DUTY.
Dean Fair Sets Forth the Benefits Ac
cruing from Protection.
(From the Omaha Bee.) In discussing the insurance of man's life and property at Trinity Cathedral last night, Dean Campbell Fair took for his text II. Timothy ii, 5-8: “If any man provide not for his own, especially for those of his own home, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” The dean said:
“It may be that before next Sunday some one here to-night, strong, able and robust, may be laid low and feeble upon a bed of dangerous illness. You may lose your health of body and your strength of mind. In a moment an accident can strike you down, and in a second you become helpless.
America, when nothing else but begging and borrowing and an almshouse could have fed the hungry when death took the husband and father to the grave. Consult a representative of these great companies and excellent orders, and at once, while you are in health and strength, pass the medical examination, secure your policy and never cease its payments—from $6 to $20, saving your family $1,000 or $2,000 when you are gone—so that you may be a free and honest man.
"What shall such a course as this prevent? It will prevent an aching heart upon the bed of death as you think over froni where can bread come to feed your loved ones. It will prevent shame upon your brow and poverty in your home. It will prevent the relieving officer coming to your widow and children to take them in the paupers' wagon to the Douglas county almshouse. It will prevent a thousand and one ills and make you feel that you can look with confidence into the face of loved wife and children, of mother and sisters, and know in your heart that because you loved them you saved them the awful condition of being a 'destitute family.'
"Some men tell us they don't believe in insurance, and that the world owes them and their families a living. I never argue with such men, because I feel the world owes them a kicking, and I wish someone would do it right off !”
“But, my fellow-man, something else is to happen! That illness may end in death, and what then? What and who are to support the helpless widow and more helpless orphans? Here comes in the magnificent system of finance we call insurance, the greatest of our many ‘godsends,' to prevent pauperism and preserve the home. I bow in reverence before an insurance agent. I honor with unfeigned reverence the insurance organizations of America. They have saved the homes of our country and fed and clothed the widows and orphans of