Annual Report of the Commissioner of Insurance of the State of Wisconsin

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Reports for 1894-1914 have each pt. issued as separate vol.: pt. 1. Fire and marine insurance; pt. 2. Life and casualty insurance; 1897-1914, pt. 3. Local mutual fire insurance.

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Page cxxxii - Whether we are considering an agreement between parties, a statute or a constitution, with a view to its interpretation, the thing we are to seek is, the thought which it expresses. To ascertain this, the first resort in all cases is to the natural signification of the words employed, in the order and grammatical arrangement in which the framers of the instrument have placed them.
Page ccxviii - The officers of the Company, within sixty days from the expiration of the first five years from December s1st, 1859, and within the first sixty days of every subsequent period of five years, shall cause a balance to be struck of the affairs of the Company, which...
Page cxciv - We must, in that event, look to the act as a whole, to the subject with which it deals., to the reason and spirit of the enactment, and, thereby, if possible, discover its real purpose...
Page cxxxiii - If, thus regarded, the words embody a definite meaning, which involves no absurdity and no contradiction between different parts of the same writing, then that meaning, apparent upon the face of the instrument, is the one which alone we are at liberty to say was intended to be conveyed.
Page cxxxii - Statutes and contracts should be read and understood according to the natural and most obvious import of the language, without resorting to subtle and forced construction for the purpose of either limiting or extending their operation.
Page cxxiii - Russell, being duly sworn, deposes and says, that he is the petitioner in the foregoing proceedings ; that he has read the foregoing petition and knows the contents thereof, and that the same is true to his own knowledge, except as to the matters therein stated to be alleged on information and belief, and as to those matters he believes it to be true.
Page 203 - Total policy claims Premiums paid in advance, including surrender values so applied Salaries, rents, office expenses, taxes, bills, accounts, bonuses, commissions, medical and legal fees, due or accrued...
Page cclxxviii - Ackerman, before whom the annexed deposition was taken, was, at the time of taking the same, a notary public of New York, dwelling in said city and county, duly appointed and sworn, and authorized to administer oaths to be used in any court in said State, and for general purposes...
Page cxciii - ... have accumulated annually, or once in two, three, four or five years as the directors thereof may from time to time determine. In determining the amount of the surplus to be distributed there shall be reserved an amount not less than the aggregate net value of all...
Page xxxiv - Foreign corporations, and the officers and agents thereof doing business in this state, shall be subjected to all the liabilities, restrictions and duties that are or may be imposed upon corporations of like character organized under the general laws of this state, and shall have no other or greater powers.

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