THE CONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY.
Unlike so many insurance offices, the Continental Insurance Company, of New York city, aims at being not only an insurer against fire, but also an educator of the public as to the matters pertaining to fire protection and water supply. In its president, Mr. F. C Moore, the company possesses not only a good business man. but also one who by his works on these and kindred subjects has done much to level up intending insurers to the proper requirements for a safe and comfortable home. He has treated of how to build one that shall combine health, comfort, convenience, and economy, with forms for architects’ agreements, builders’ contracts,|etc., and how to build it fireproof and slow-burning. He has issued in book form instructionM a to water pipes and pipe distribution for those having in charge the erection of water works, and on many other points connected with building laws, rent insurance, and the like, all of which are given free to insurers or intending insurers in the company. How prosperous the Continental Insurance is may be seen from the followingstatement of assets up t) January 1, 1899: Reserve for insurance in force, $3,762,919.29; reserve for losses and all claims, $534,960; reserve for contingencies, $300,000; capital paid in cash, $1,000,000; net surplus, $3,479,234.88—total gross assets, $9,077,114 17. The office of this company is 46 Cedar street, New York city._