GREAT SOUTHERN FARMERS STATEMENT.
WE publish the annual statement of the Great South-ern Farmers Mutual Insurance Company this week. Cash assets authorized, $400,000 ; paid up, $6,725 ($4,200 being premium notes); insurance written for the fiscal year ending May I, $315,210; cash premiums received, $716.48; losses (Mrs. Watson's barn), $64.20. Under-writer's profits, $652.28. Sant Watson is the Secretary and he is making a good one. He learned his business in our local agency branch, where he spent nearly all of last year before organizing the company. The Great Southern Farmers has a half-page ad. in this week. It was funny that Sam's ma, Mrs. Watson, should have the
the only loss this year. She was thinking of tearing down the old barn, too, but the fire knocked that idea out. The necessity of good fire insurance is daily apparent.
OLD LINE VS. THE NEW SYSTEM.
A PASTY-PACED man with red mustache and side-burns, wearing a preacher white cravat and high hat that brick bats couldn't dent, struck John Peebles the other day for life insurance. He said he represented a great New York company, and wanted John to take out a twenty-year self-renewable full ordinary life policy for $5,000, and showed him estimates. Mr. Peebles was the first policyholder in the Progressive Provident Guild,