dians at the regular rate-you may see
how patriotic the Metropolitan is. You
need not worry about the solvenc of the
company. We Americans will iavc to
make up the loss.
“Alexander I-I.,'.’ Brooklyn-The Trust
Conipany concerning. which you inquire
is a strong one and is not interested in
A- M-. Cincinnati, Ohio.-You had bet-
ter hold on to your Corn Products Retin-
ing shares at the present time. The deci-
sion rendered against the company has
had a bad effect on the market quota-
UORS. but ultimately need not mean that
the stockholders will have to sustain a.
1055. . All .the proceedings against cor-
Porations, in cases such as this, bear out
quite the contrary, as witness the Ameri-
can Tobacco decision and the Standard
9. H., Detroit, Mich.-The Goldiield
Princess Mining Company of Arizona
appears to be no longer in existence.
T; 3-. Brooklyn.-There appears to be
no immediate prospect that a dividend
will be paid on the Preferred “A” stock
of the lVabash.
- H-. Columbus, New Mexico.-It is
apmooted question whether our stocks
“"11 '-‘ruoy a. permanent advance at the
close of the war in Europe. There will
Probably be a period of great inflation,
Pefifaps followed by severe de ression.
il ions in foreign securities ha e been
absorbed in this country, and many of
“W59. if not defaulted, will be forcibly
extended. This will not have a favorable
9fTect, since capital will be tied up in such
issues. No one living may speak with
certainty as to what will occur, since
there is no precedent in history of such a
c“35tT0l>lie as prevails at present.
Howeycr, an investor who places his
"WHEY in such stocks as Pennsylvania,
Orthern Pacific Southern Pacific Great
Northern Pfd., Ceneral Electric, United
States Steel Pfd., will be assured of the
safety of his capital. There will come a
great advance in copper stocks, possibly,
When the reconstruction eriod begins in
"T0130. and shares such) as Anaconda,
:Utah Copper and the like may have a big
“mp. But this will come suddenly and
1: discounted far in advance.
C0PDer. is regarded as having a good
future in this respect.
he Scranton companies about which
You ask are, I fear, not very good invest-
ments. , ‘
L. ,B., Chicago, Ill.-With regard to
your inquiry as to the losses sustained by
he Metropolitan Life in insuring Cana-.
Ian soldiers, the losses most certain] do
an “Don the parent company of cw
ork. The agents of the Metropolitan
are not telling you the truth when they
33)’ that there is a separate Canadian
";0mDany. There is a Canadian ‘branch,
Ut 'tlie statement that all monies col-
ected in Canada on policies must not
“We the country is palpably absurd.
hat inducement would Americans
omg business across the borller have if
they could not obtain their profits?
made a special inquiry in this matter,
and the facts are as I stated. The sur-
Dllls of the Metropolitan is very large,
an as it is engaged inindustrial insur-
ance. in which the profits are high, owing
to the high premiums charged the poor
Who take out policies on which premiums
‘"9 Paid weekly, it can more easily re-
cover from the losses. It must be re-
membered, however, that no company
'99-Ds its surplus in cash, but has a great
Df0portion.of it invested in properties.
sudden huge loss such as this company
has, sustained and is sustaining, and
which must be paid out in cash, is no
laughing matter. The action of the
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