1897 to 1902, inc., being 12%, and from 1903 to 1913, inc., 16% ; in 1914 it paid 12%; 1915, S%; in 1916, 10%; 1917 and 191S. 12%; 1919, 16%.
Officers.— President, H. M. Schmitt; vice-presidents, Chas. F. Stifel and Jos. C. Porter: secretary, Thos. A. Hathaway; assistant secretary, Paul A. Schmitt.
Ingham; H. B.. fire insurance, N. S. Pittsburgh.
Jones, James B., president J. B. Jones & Co., scrap iron dealers, Pittsburgh.
Lauman, A. H.. president National Mortar & Supply Co., Pittsburgh.
Loch, August. jeweler, N. S. Pittsburgh.
_McCance, P. T., of McCa-nce & Bulfrois, merchant tailors, Pittsburgh.
McKnight, Hugh, president of Sarni. McKnight Hard-ware Co., N. S. Pittsburgh.
Ommert, John, merchant tailor, N. S. Pittsburgh. Pitcairn. R. V., physician, N. S. Pittsburgh.
Pitcairn, Thos. C., attorney at law, Pittsburgh. Porter, Joseph C., retired capitalist.
Schmitt, H. M., president National-Ben Franklin Fire Ins. Co., N. S. Pittsburgh.
Stifel, Chas. F., retired capitalist, N. S. Pittsburgh, Tannehill. R. C., contractor, N. S Pittsburgh. Thompson, Wm. D.
James F. Cobb Co.. San Francisco. for California.
B. Duke Crouch, Nashville, for Ben Franklin Underwriters in Tennessee.
Eliel & Loeb, Chicago. for Ben Franklin Underwriters in Illinois and Indiana.
J. H. Gardner, Denver, for Colorado. Montana and part of Utah.
J. G. Hornberger, San Antonio. for southern Texas. David Huguenin. Charleston. for South Carolina Allen Mehle. New Orleans. for Louisiana.
F. Merges & Co., New York City, for New York City, New York suburbs and New Jersey suburbs.
Ezra A. Benner. Hazelton, part of Pennsylvania. A. H. Ensign. Salt Lake City, part of Utah.
J. A. Fehl, Lancaster, part of Pennsylvania.
Massie & Renwick, Toronto, Out., for Canada.
Hurt & Quin, Atlanta, for Georgia and Florida.
Geo. S. Rosenerantz, Boston, for Massachusetts and Connecticut.
John J. Yingling, Allentown. for part of Pennsylvania. Fish & Schulkamp. Madison, for Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Stockholders' Annual Meeting.— Second Monday in January.