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I 1 Thursday, June 30, 1910 HEL WANTED—Male. WANTED—First-class carpenters for aU summer work at Bismarck and Mandan highest wages paid. Ap ply to N. A. Freeburg, 515 Fourth street, Bismarck or at Freeburg's office, Morton County State Bank building, Mandan, N. D. WANTED—Two first-class carpenters for Bismarck Construction Co. WANTED—A waiter. Apply at once at Coonen's Cafe. FEMALE HELP WANTED. WANTED—Lady not under 19 years old for office work. No experieuje necessary, but must have fair edu cation. Steady employment and chances for advancement. Write to A. N. D., care Tribune. WANTED—Good girl for general housework. Phone 594. WANTED—A good -dish washer at Palace hotel. WANTED—Girl for general house work. Apply 508 Eighth'street, or phone 252. WANTED—Girls at the Bismarck Steam Laundry on Fourth street WANTED—Girl for general house work in small family. Mrs. 0. H. Will, 710 Fourth street. SITUATIONS WANTE WANTED—Bookkeeper. Young man, age 22, desires position. Compe tent bookkeeper. Can furnish refer ence if desired. Write to A. W. D., care Tribune. Only One. Little Jack's mother showed him a letter from a "new aunt." who had at tained to this relationship by marry ing Jack's favorite uncle. "Mamma," said Jack Innocently, as he laborious ly spelled out the signature. "Belle Paine," "does aunty pronounce her front name in two syllables?"—Lip pincott's. Hacks andLivery All Hours-Day and Night We'll Treat You Right I I A.C.Hinckley&Co. ii Phone 6. After 11 p. m. 30 208-210 Fourth Street V^ ^^r###»»»»«**.#^»»***^»»»»**^*#^ WACHTE 1 •i Dray and Transfer Co. OMlCTk A W O O a I E Drays furnished for all purpose* DM* STORAGE G. C. WACHTER MOW BISMARCK ». Undertakers a Embalmers Day Pkm—SO Night PIQII-543 65 Licensed Eililur ii Cbirgi Webb Bros. a in 9 SLATTERY.OUNNJCO, WboUiele sod R«US GROCERIES [Mi, yMjj, Ice iBd (jqlit Comer Third sad Broadway BISMARCK. N. DAK. POPULAR CLASSIFIED WANTS Advertisements under this bead will be inserted for ONE CENT A WORD, first insertion (ONE HALF CENT A WORD eacb consecutive insertion, if paid cash in advance.) No publication for leas than 25c. Cash must accompany out of town orders. Advertisements in these columns having letters or numbers MUST be answered^ through corres pondence. Cannot guarantee accuracy on Phone ads. The Job of Job Hunting Is a Want Ad's Favorite Job POR RENT—ROOMS. FOR RENT—Pleasant room in mod ern house, one-half block from the court* house. Phone 501R. TO RENT—A pleasant furnished room in modern house. Apply 117 First street. FOR RENT—Suitable room for two gentlemen in modern house. Phone 206M, or call 613 Third street. FOR RENT—Modern rooms and board at Dunraven Place. 212 Third •treat FOR RENT—Pleasant rooms with board, at reasonable rates, at the Roanoke. FOR RENT—Booms in Dakota block. Phono t* FOR RENT—Famished room in new modern house, 622 Eighth street. Phone 367. FOR RENT—HOUSES. FOR RENT—7-room house. 12th St. Inquire 422 Fifth street. WANTED TO RENT Houses. WANTED TO RENT—Five to seven room house desirable location. Write to A C, Tribune. WANTED TO RENT—A small furn ished house for the summer. Write to X, Tribune. BU8INESS OPPORTUNITIES WANTED—New laws and other con ditions necessitate opening distrib uting office in this district to sup ply increasing demands for our man ufactured products used by busi ness men, farmers, etc. $100 to $150 salary monthly, office expenses and commissions allowed. Position permanent. References. Sturgls Thayer, Northwestern Sales Direc tor, 400 Natl. Bank of Commerce Building, Minneapolis, Minn. FOR RENT—Hotel kitchen and din ing room, for rent to experienced people, serving from 20 to 35 peo ple at a meal. Apply to Mrs. Anna Grumpel, Hebron, N. D. WANTED—Every young man in Bis marck to know he can quickly se cure a desirable position by using a "situation wanted" ad in these columns. A CHINESE WEDDING. As Solemn at a Funeral, With the Wo men All Weeping. A Chinese marriage is all ceremony —no talk, no levity and much crying. The solemnity of a funeral prevails. After the exchange of presents the bride is dressed with much care In a red gown, brocade or silk If she can get it her eyelashes are painted a deep black, and she wears a heavy red veil attached to a scarlet headdress, from which imitation pearls are pendent over the forehead. A feast is spread upon a table, to which the blushing bride is led by Ave of her best female friends. They are seated at the table, but no one eats. The utmost silence prevails, when final ly the mother leads off In a cry, .the maids follow, and the bride echoes in the chorus. Then all the bridesmaids leave the table, and the disconsolate mother takes a seat beside the chair of state where the bride sits. The bridegroom now enters, with four of bis best men. The men pick up the throne on which the bride sits and, preceded by the bridegroom, form In procession and walk around the room or Into an adjoining parlor, sig nifying that be Is carrying her away to his own home. The guests then throw rice at the happy couple, a cus tom we have borrowed from the heath en.—St James* Gazette. Not to Be Trusted. A society made up oi men who obey because ihey have to is worthless. E. 0. FIELD Furniture and Undertaking LICENSED EMBUMER IO O A O I llsmarek FOR SALE—Automobiles. FOR SALE—A good, up-to-date, fully equipped automobile garage and machine shop, with solid, substantial business in growing, prosperous town. For particulars address, Garage Opportunity, Tribune. BIDS W A N E BIDS WANTED—For four six-room dwelling houses to be constructed at Belfield, North Dakota stone foundations, frame or brick super structure. Also for one two-story business building stone foundation with ten-foot basement, brick super structure, 26-foot frontage by 70 feet long. Submit designs and prices before July 10th to Wm. F. Gobius, manager Holland-Dakota Landbouw Compagnie, Belfield, North Dakota. FOR SALE—Miscellaneous FOR SALE—Household furniture of all kinds, in excellent condition. In quire of W. A. Brown, corner Man dan and Rosser streets. FOR SALE—Another bargain, real bargain, on a second hand piano. Come in and hear it. Paul E. John son, Piano Store, 111 Third Street FOR SALE—Cabbage plants, second early and late, 50c per 100. $3.00 per 1,000. Ed. C. Lindsay, Ave. and Anderson street. WANTED—MISCELLANEOUS. WANTED—A second hand automo bile. Must be strong for road work, and cheap. Address Auto, care Tribune. WANTED—"Will buy a desirable 5 or 6 room cottage, not over $2,000. Pay cash $1,000. Balance terms." There are a dozen fellows scanning these columns every day, wanting to buy the above home—but they have no time to hunt you up and absorb your thoughts. A classified ad, 3 lines, 2 or 3 times, sells your house. Get busy! HISTORICAL. WANTED—You to send us Pioneer Letters, Stories, Diaries, old books of North Dakota and Canada his tory, lists of Black Hills stage driv ers and bush whackers, Indian rel ics, etc. State Historical Society, Bismarck, N. D. PRINTING AND JOB WORK Both your business and yourself are judged by the character and qual ity of your stationery. The Tribune job department is equipped thru out with modern machinery—the largest plant in the state can do any class of work. The artistic appearance which gives recognized excellence to Tribune work, shows the discriminating customer knows and appreciates the best. Life's Golden Dreams Fade. A man starts out expecting to get rich and ends up thinking he is lucky to keep out of the poorhouse.—New York Press. Report of Meeting of the Ladies' Anti-Fly Club Some weeks ago, in this S space, we told you that since the ladies had taken hold of the FLY question S there would be something $ done. We reported the minutes of the last meeting held S by the Ladies* Anti-Fly $ Club held last week. From the way our screens are S going, it was a good thing S that we realized in ad vance what to expect when these ladies got to 8 talking "protection from the dirty fly. It is all S we can do to keep a supply S on hand. Remember we are headquarters for $ screens. & NORTH STAR LUMBER CO. W. E. Gleason, Mgr. BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE Th Market LIVE STOCK 8t. Paul Cattle. Receipts, 700 market generally steady quotations un changed. Hogs. Receipts, 3,200 market steady to 10c lower. Range, 875 to 920 bulk of sales, 890 to 910. Sheep. Receipts, 500 market steady. Sheep, 150 to 450 lambs, 450 to 725. Chicago Cattle. Receipts, 16,000 market firm. Steers, 625 to 850 cows, 425 to 660 heifers, 400 to 650 bulls, 350 to 575 calves, 300 to 825 stockers and feeders, 400 to 550. Hogs. Receipts, 23,000 market steady. Heavy, 915 to 920 butchers, 920 to 925 mixed, 925 to 930 light, 930 to 940 packing, 850 to 910 pigs, 925 to 970 bulk of sales, 910 to 925. Sheep. Receipts, 16,000 market steady. Sheep, 375 to 465 yearlings, 475 to 575 lambs, 525 to 650 spring lambs, 650 to 835. MONEY New York.—Money on call steady, 2% to 3 per cent ruling rate, 2% closing bid, 2% offered at 2%. Time loans, strong, 60 days, 3 to 3% per cent 90 days, 3V* to 3%i six months, 4% per cent. GRAIN Chicago. Close: Wheat: July, 99% Sept., 100 to 100% Dec, 101%. Corn: July, 58% Sept., 60% Dec, 59. Oats: July, 39% Sept., 38% Dec, 39%. Minneapolis.—Close: Wheat: July, 112% Sept., 108 to 108% Dec, 107%. Cash: No. 1 hard, 117 No. 1 nor., 115 to 116% No. 2 nor., 113 to 114% No. 3 nor., 110 to 111%. Duluth.—Close: Wheat on track: No. 1 hard, 117% No. 1 nor., 117% No. 2 nor., 115%. To arrive: No. 1 nor., 117% No. 2 nor., 115% velvet chaff. 111% July, 115% bid Sept., 110% bid Dec, 108% nominal. Durum on track, in store and to ar rive: No. 1, 87% No. 2, 85% July, 87% bid Sept., 39. Oats, 38%. SOUTH ST. PAUL LIVE STOCK MARKET Receipts Cattle Two days this week 4929 Same time last week 7477 January 1st to date 183178 Same time last year 161164 Hogs— Two days this week 7388 Same time last week 6524 January 1st to date 366539 Same time last week 433861 Sheep— Two days this week 1317 Same time last week 2608 January 1st to date 145487 Same time last year 125192 Prices Cattle— (Dry fed steers 4.50-7.50 I Dry fed heifers 3.50-6.50 Cutter cows 3.25-3.50 ,Canners 2.50-3.00 Veal calves 2.00-6.75 Dry fed steers 4.00-7.50 Grass fed heifers 3.00-3.50 Grass fed bulls 3.75-4.50 Beef cattle sold steady at the Mon day decline. Market was active for all kinds. Best veal calves looked strong, others unchanged. Estimate, 2,600. Stockers and feeders— Good-choice feed steers 3.75-4.75 Common to good steers 2.50-3.75 Stock heifers 2.50 3 25 Stock steers 3.00 4.00 Stockers and feeders were nuns evenly quoted and had pretty fair outlet owing to the presence of quite a delegation of outsiders. Hogs—' Tuesday 9.30-9.50 9.35 0.45 Wednesday 9.10-9.30 9.15 9.20 Thursday 9.00-9.20 9.05-9.10 Friday 9.00-9.35 9.10 9.15 Saturday 9.10-9.50 9.25 9.30 Monday .... 9.00-9.35 9.10-9.15 Tuesday 9.00-9.10 9.00 9.10 Hog prices dropped a dime. Price range, 8.90 to 9.25 bulk sales, 9.00 to 9.10. City butchers paid the top. Estimate, 3,700. Native shorn sheep— Spring lambs, fair to choice.. 5.50-7.25 Bucks 2.00-3.00 Yearlings, fair to choice 5.00-6.00 Cull Ewes 1.50-2.50 Ewes, common to choice .... 2.75-3.85 Wethers 4.00-4.25 Cull yearlings 4.00-4.50 Sheep sold unchanged, but lambs moved on a plane somewhat stronger than at the opening of the week. General trade tone is better, as there is better demand for all good classes. Estimate, 300. Henley's Sufferings. In fifty-four years of his life—he was born in 1849—W. E. Henley never knew what a day's perfect health meant. When little more than a boy he was attacked by a disease which necessitated the amputation of one foot. He was told later by the doc tors that the sacrifice of the other leg was necessary were he to live. The fame of Dr. Lister had reached Hen ley, and, penniless and almost friend less, he determined to try Edinburgh infirmary. Thither he traveled third class in physical suffering such as few have known, and when be reached the Infirmary his whole possessions amounted to a few shillings. His con fidence In Lister was justified, and his leg was saved ne was and remained a cripple, but neither hopeless nor help less. His astounding nimbleness un der these conditions suggested to Rob ert Louis Stevenson the physical sketch of John Silver. Uncle Ezra Says: Playln on one string soon wears out the string ez well ez the player.— Boston Herald IN E Lodgei Room MASONIC. BISMARCK LODGE. No. 5, A. F. & A M. Meets first and third Mou davb in each month at Masonl hail. A. P. Lenbart, W. M. Louis Magin, secretary. TANCRED COMMANDERY, No. 1, K. T. Meets first and Third Thursday* in each month at Masonic hall. Wm. O'Hara, E. M. J. McKenzle, PYTHIAN SISTERS. LINCOLN TEMPLE, No. 9. Meet* second and fourth Thursdays eacb month at K. P. hall. Mrs. Ida VIgness, M. E. Mrs. Nellie Br arts, M. of R. & C. 0. E. S. BISMARCK CHAPTER, No. 11, meet* first and third Fridays in eacs month at Masonic hall Mrs. Grace French, W. iM. Mrs. Gertrude Mil ler, secretary. KNIGHTS OP PYTHIAS. ST. ELMO LODGE, No. 4. Meet* each Wednesday evening at K. hall. W. E. Parsons, C. S. John son, K. of R. & S. L. O. O. M. BISMARCK LODGE NO. 14—Loyal Order of Moose. Regular meetings every first and third Monday even ings of each month. P. F. Strock, dictator S. E. Register, secretary Visiting members welcome. M. W. A. BISMARCK CAMP, No. 1164. M. W. A. Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays in each imonth. E. Peck, V. Ray Nichols, clerk. YEOMEN. A FRATERNAL, LIFE AND ACCI dent insurance organization. Meets the fourth Tuesday in each month in the K. P. hall. I. W. Healy. foreman master of accounts, Elsie McDonald correspondent, Eliza beth Belk. I. O. O. P. CAPITAL OITY LODGE No. 2 Meets every Thursday evening at Odd Fel lows hall. Fred Reims. N. G. C. A Meisner, V. G. John Yegen, treas urer R. A. Petrie, financial secre tary O. H. Benson, recording sec retary. M. B. A. M. B. A. Meets second and fourth Wednesday of month at Odd Fel low's hall. Grant Marsh, president A, F. Marquett, seer tary. ST. CLEMENS COURT, 747. CATHOLIC ORDER OF FORREST ers. Meets every second Monday at 8 p. m., ind every fourth Sun day at 2 p. in. All visiting mem bers Invited. Frank Jassowlak, C. Anton Beer. R. 8. COMMERCIAL CLUB. COMMERCIAL CLUB OF BISMARCK Regular meeting of club member ship the first Tuesday In each month regular meeting of board of directors the first Friday of each month, at Commercial club rooms. Third street. F. L. Conklln, presi dent A. 8. Weldh, secretary. LABOR UNIONS. UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CAR penters and Joiners, No. 1118 Meets every Thursday evening at Kuntz's hal!. All brothers cordl ally invited to meet with us. C. B. French, president John Danrot. treasurer, W. G. Gorsuch, secretary Fred Anderson, financial secretary TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION, No. 140 Meets first Sunday in each month at 3 p. m. Chester Jones, secre tary. HOMESTEADERS. CAPITAL CITY HOMESTEAD, No 300. Meets second and fourth Frl days of the month at I. O. O. F. hall, at 8 p. m. J. T. Boyd, president C. Adsit. secretary. A. O. U. W. BISMARCK LODGE No. 120. Meets the first and third Tuesdays at Baker Hall at 8 o'clock. M. J. Mc- Kenzle. M. W. Bradley C. Marks, recorder. G. A. R. JAMES B. M'PHERSON POST, No 2, Department of North Dakota. Grand Army of the Republic. Meets at their rooms in the Armory on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. John W. lflllett, commander A. D. Cordner, adju tant. REBEKAHS. NICHOLSON LODGE, No. 40. Meet* the first and third Wednesdays in fach month In Odd Fellows ball Mrs. Augusta Little. N. Mrs Nellie Evarts, secretary. MACCABEES. K. O. T. M.' Meets every first and third Thursday of each month at 8 o'clock p. m.. at I. O. O. F. hall Visiting members cordially Invited p. C. rtamp, commander: EricV Srtckson. record keeper. CANTON. COURT BISMARCK. No. 887. Meet* every fourth Thursday in each mnoth at Odd Fellows hall. John Yegen, C. R. William Moore, S.: I. W. Healy, F. S. ONE HUNDRED TWELVE. ABSTRACT OF STATEMENT For The Year Ending December 31, A. D. 1909, Of the condition and affairs of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, or ganized under the laws of the state of New York, made to the Commissioner of Insur ance of the state of North Dakota, in pur suance of the laws of said state. President—Charles A. Peabody. Vice President—Emory MeClintock. Secretaries—William J. Easton, William Frederick Dix. Principal office—3-t Nasau St., New York City, New York. Attorney for Service state of North Dakota: of Process in the of Insurance loca- Name, Commissioner tion, Bismarck, N. D. Incorporated April 18, 1843 Commenced business February 1, 18-13 CAPITAL. Amount of capital paid up in cash no capital stock. A purely mutual company. ASSETS, [took value of real estate own ed by company $25,351,(388.09 Loans secured by mortgages on real estate 128,70*,102.91 Loans secured by collaterals, loans made to policy holders 65.27t.997.91 ftook value state, city, county and other bonds 47,873,716.94 Hook value railroad bonds .223.G47.786.69 Hook value bank stocks and other stocks +1,448,702.54 Cash on hand, in transit and in banks and trust compa nies 2,681,189.08 Interest due and accrued .. 3,717.630.91 Rents due and accrued 180,050.34 Net amount of uncollected and deferred premiums \gcnts' balances (debit, $260, 975.55 credit, $54,761.16) net, $206,224.39 Suspense, $54,080.19 supplies, $22,327.31 Market value of real estate over hook value Amount of all other admitted assets, market value of stocks over book value 3,923,980.43 206,224.39 76,407.50 937,508.44 10,380,074.46 Cross assets .... Unadmitted assets: Agents' balances, (debit) gross $200,975.55 Hills receivable: Supplies, station ery printed matter 22,327.31 Cash advanced to or in the hands of officers or agents Sus|onse items (oth er than cash ad vanced as above) 43,310.1!) Total unadmitted assets $500,459,750.66 10,770.00 337,383.05 Total assets $500,122,367.61 LIABILITIES. Death losses due and unpaid ... $443,318.92 Matured endow ments due and unpaid 100.330.08 Death losses which have been report ed and no proofs received .. ..1,432,503.43 Death losses in process of adjust ment, or adjust ed and not due 1,075,320.01 Due and unpaid on annuity claims involving life con tingencies .. .. 162,045.63 Death losses ami other policy claims resisted by by the company 040,480.04 Total policy claims $3,919,998.14 Net present value of all out standing policies —"Actuar ies," 4 per cent. American, 3!£ and 3 per cent MeClin tock Annuity table, 3% and 3. per cent 445,388,997.00 Dividends or other profits due policy holders 604,254.50 Present value of amounts not yet ilue on supplemental-v contracts 2,351,535.39 State, county and municipal taxes due or accrued 55,823.39 Reserve to meet licenses, franchise and other taxes for the year 1910 1,252,104.55 Dividends declared *n or ap portioned to annual divi dend policies payable to pol icy holders during l'JIO .. 9,951,572.91 Funds held for future divi dends on policies on which the ap|ortionment of divi dends is deferred 73,987,080.50 Funds for depreciation of se curities and general con tingencics 17,519,350.35 Reserve for unreported death claims 500,000.00 Total liabilities $000,122,307.01 INCOME. New premiums $0,781,542.00 Renewal prem's. 40,708,075.32 Total $53,549,617.32 Deduct premiums paid for reinsur ance 112,754.55 Total prcm. income Interest and dividends receiv- $53 ,436 lucome from all other sources Cash paid during the year for commissions. salaries and agenev expenses Rents paid during the year .. Taxes, licenses and fees paid during the year ("ash paid for advertising ... Cash paid for commuting corn- ,862 .77 544 737 43 56 1 7 68R ,995 ,244 .10 580 ,295 ,388 92 EXPENDITURES Paid for death losses and ad- ,008 Paid for matured endowments and additions For annuities involving life contingencies Surrender values paid in cash or applied in liquidation of ,370 .13 6 ,957 804 20 2 ,707 751 74 11 ,904 Surrender values applied in 199 31 205 Dividends paid to policy hold- 008 40 11 005 914 90 5 393 537 Amount of all other cash cx- 453 591 25 70 1 106 C4, 639 475. 74 20 201 306 66 4 044, 034. 73 Total expenditures $60,257,750.14 MISCELLANEOUS. Whole number of policies writ ten in North Dakota during the year, 1,005. Total risks taken during the year in North Dakota $2,128,117.40 Total premiums received dur ing the year in North Da kota Total death losses and matured endowments paid durintr the year in North Dakota ... Total death losses and matured endowments incurred during the year 204,788.95 35.345.00 35,348.00 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, Office of Commissioner of Insurance. I, E. C. Cooper, Commissioner of Insur ance of the state of North Dakota, do here by certify that the foregoing is a true ab stract of the original statement now on file in this office. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck the 1st day of April, A. 1). 1910. E. C. COOPER, Commissioner of Insurance. STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, Office of Commissioner of Insurance. Company's Certificate of Authority. Whereas, The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York City, a corporation organized under the laws of New York, bas tiled in this office a sworn statement ex liibitvng its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 1909, conformable to the requirements of the laws of this state, regulating the business of insurance, and, Whereas, The said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its char ter with certificate of organization in com- Sevwi pliance with the requirements of the insur ance laws aforesaid. Now, Therefore, I, E. C. Cooper, Com missioner of Insurance of the state of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered, through its au thorized agents, to transact its appropriate business of life insurance in this state ac cording to the laws thereof, until the 31st day of March. A. D. 1911. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at liismarck, this 1st dav of April, A. D. 1910. E. C. COOPER. Commissioner of Insurance. SEYENTY-SEVEN. ABSTRACT OF STATEMEN For The Year Ending December 31, A. D. 1909, Of the condition and affairs of the National Surety Co. of New York, organized under the laws of the state of New York, made to the Commissioner of Insurance of the state of North Dakota, in pursuance of the laws of said state. President—William B. Joyce. \'ice President—William J. Griffin. Secretary—David W. Armstrong, Jr. Principal Office—115 Broadway, N. Y. C. Attorney for Service of Process in the State of North Dakota: Name, Commissioner of Insurance Lo cation, Bismarck, N. D. Organized or incorporated February 14, 1897. Commenced business June 9, 1397. CAPITAL. Amount of capital stock paid up in full $ 750,000.00 ASSETS. Value of real estate owned by the company $ 183,126.77 Loans on bonds and mortgages 10,750.00 United States stocks and bonds 129,660.07 Railroad bonds and stocks... 1,061,640.98 State, city, county and other bonds 1,203,266.59 Other corporation stocks 14,287.50 Cash on hand and in bank.. 712.815.96 Interest due and accrued 19,289.36 Premiums in course of collec tion and transmission 582,207.08 Dills receivable, not matured, taken for risks 1,153.51 All other sums due to the com pany 126,647.22 Unadmitted assets 180,828.95 Total assets $3,864,016.09 LIABILITIES. (iross claims for losses upon which no action has been taken $350,029.08 losses resisted by the company .. 805,954.94 Total gross amount of claims for losses $G55,984.02 Deduct reinsurance and salvage claims thereon 96,871.14 Net amount of un paid losses 559,112.88 Amount of unearned premiums on all outstanding risks 1,327,561.30 Dues for unpaid dividends ... 15,012.00 Due for commissiones and brok erage 81,122.15 $1,982,808.33 All other liabilities 126,438.30 Capital and surplus 1,754,769.40 Total liabilities $3,864,016.09 RECEIPTS. Premiums received during the year in cash $2,266,672.90 Interest ami dividends received during the year 90,109.97 Rents received during the year 6,860.85 Amount received from all other sources 11,594.81 Total receipts $2,375,238.59 DISBURSEMENTS. Losses paid during the year. $ 487,118.95 Dividends paid during the year 304,988.00 Paid for commissions and brok erage 494,465.68 Paid for salaries, fees and oth er charges 399,822.43 Paid for taxes 31,225.23 Amount of all other disburse ments 283,208.20 Total disbursements $2,000,888.55 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS. Total risks taken during the year $9,680,107.00 Total premiums received dur ing the year 27,701.11 Total losses incurred during the year 9,025.00 Total amount of losses paid dur ing tuc year 11,268.22 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, Office of Commissioner of Insurance. I, E. C. Cooper, Commissioner of Insur ance of the state of North Dakota, do here by certify that the foregoing is a true ab stract of the original statement now on file in this office. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at liismarck the 1st day of May, A. D. 1910. E. C. COOPER, Commissioner of Insurance. STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, Office of Commissioner of Insurance. Company's Certificate of Authority. Whereas, The National Surety Co., New York City, a corporation organized under the laws of New York, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibiting its con dition and business for the year ending December 31. 1909, conformable to the re quirements of the laws of this state, regu lating the business of insurance, and, Whereas, The said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with, certificate of organization in compliance with the requirements of the insurance laws aforesaid. Now, Therefore, I, E. C. Cooper, Com missioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered, through its au thorized agents, to transact its appropriate business of fidelity, surety, burglary and theft insurance in this state according to the laws thereof, until the 31st day of March, A. D. 1911. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Bismarck, this l3t day of April, A. D. 1910. E. C. COOPER, Commissioner of Insurance. THE SPIDER'S THREAD. Its Use by Astronomers In Their Study of the Star*. The threads of the garden spider are fixed by astronomers In their tele scopes for the purpose of giving fine lines to the field of view by which the relative positions of stars may be ac curately measured. For a century astronomers desired to make use of such lines of the great est possible fineness and procured at first silver wire drawn out to the ex treme limit of tenuity attainable with that metal. They also tried hairs one five-hundredth of an inch thick and threads of the silkworm's cocoon, which are split into two component threads, each ouly one two-thousandth of an inch thick. But In 1820 an Eng lish instrument maker named Trough ton introduced the spider's line. This can be readily obtained a fourth of the thickness of the silkworm's thread and bas also advantages in its strength and freedom from twist. In order to obtain the thread the spider is c-irefully fixed on a minia ture rack, and the thread, which at the moment of issue from the body is a viscid liquid. Is made to adhere to a winder, by turning which the desired length of firm but elastic thread can be procured.—London Graphic.