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I,. O. T. M.-UMUhki M erjr Zd and 4th Wednesday or each month, at 8» p. m. lilting iut«n ID good standing Invited. Mrs. A. M. Brltto, L. Ci O. SMITH, C. Mm. U.N.Turner,K. PKHTIHT LINTON. NOK. DAK. OIOAR8 BATH ROOM CITY All BE II SHOP A. M. BKITTH. I'ROP. Laundry Banket Uavei on Monday* fawoiu County Abstract Company L. A. WlATHKHBT. Official Abstracter cohfi.cte a bhth actr or «u a mo town IXlTfl ID •MMONH COIINVT A A N A N A N S O S A E NUTAKV PUBLIC. Agent for AMERICAN SURETY CO.. of New tfork DR. W. C. WOLVERTON PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON LINTON. NORTH DAKOTA Diseases of tbe Eye given SpecialAttention. Classes Fitted. OrriCI AT VOIILANI'KK S PtIAKMACY. Phones: Office 4'.»-2 Residence, TUBULAR WILLS. N I N A I W E I I N AT IS TACTION OUAUANTRK1I AUF.NT IUU KLECTIlli: l'l.OW AND Til UASII IN(* KNUINKS KUANOI8 .IASZKOWIAK. No 481 Twelfth Street. Bismarck. I). N. E E A Watchmaker and Jeweler Kcpairin« a Specialty Call at the Stone brutf Store. Linton, North Dakota SMITH & IRVINE Undertaking and Embalming, Furniture and Caskets. Personal and prompt attention to all telephone orders. Linton, North Dakota Mil I I )A Why has our bus •H III iness more than TV ILL II doubled in the past two years? 0 send for I* I" II GMYBEAL & SWEET WELL DRILLERS LIVONA, NORTH DAKOTA We Drill Deep or Shallow Wells. Gasoline I'ower Used for Drilling. WORK PROMPTLY DONE BaaBntdar BalMlag wp year ••a the alalc krlpa yon* The heal way la datktela. whaa I*" have to buy aoairlliliif, aal II at komr, II paaalMc. Nolhlaj Helps your flows a your local acwapapcr. Ifl aliauld have your cordial •Mforl. Nasi, you waul a alalc papar. •a* Ihe oac which a'vca the aioal Male acwa and haadoac aiora lo acvclop North Dakota thaa aay other acwapapcr la The Fargo faruai: you caa gel Ihe Dally lor P«r year, or the Weekly lur ||. •ead Ivrjl today: II wtllaaawcr iraar pwrpnse. as a North Dakataa. bailer lhaa aay |oaraal you caa Iron farther eaal. Keep Faar atuney la Ihe alalc. lo help develop It. aad thereby build up year owa Interest*. AMrcea THE FORUM PRINTING CO. fabgo. n. n. 60 CARS' EXPERIENCE PATENTS It ADC MAKKS OC«»N« CO^VRIOMT*Ac.' Anyone ten ding a sketch and description may opinion fr«# wlte^ ypnt ttooa atr Idly confidential. C'ortitnuiik*. on Patent* uu. r«cet?« Mat frN. Oldest ueney for •ecurTiifjiMii Patenti taken through Munn 4 Co. r« wotto* without cbarga, In tha arg®, In tb« Scientific AMtiKaii. A htadaomelr lllastrstad wseklr. fewest dr cslsUon of anr •denude journal.. Terms, |3 a rw onr niunlbs, IL Bold lrall newtdealm WI&ESRSJTEFT* AT MARfiARST MAYO carniMT. wm. mm. mow cwwunr CHAPTER XII. ONBLY days followed Tolly's desertion of the parsonage. Mandy went about her duties very quietly, feeling that, the little comments wblcb once amused the pastor bad now become an Interruption to thoughts In wblcb she bad no part Be would sit for hours wltb his bead In his hands, taking no notice of what passed before blm. She tried to tblnk of new dishes to tempt bis appetite lind shook her head aadly as she bore tbe untasted food back to tbe kitchen. 8he sometimes found a portfolio of drawings lying open upon bis study ta ble. She remembered tbe teal wltb which he bad planned to remodel tbe church and parsonage when he first came to them, how bis enthusiasm bsd gradually died for lack of encourage ment and how be bad at last put his books In a cupboard, where they grew dusty from long neglect She mar veled at their reappearance now, but something In his set, faraway look made her afraid to Inquire. Thus she went on from day to day, growing more impatient wltb Hasty and more allent wltb the pastor. Mandy needed humor and compan ionship to oil the wheela of her bum drum life. There was no more laugh ter In the bouse, and sbe began to droop. Polly had been away from the parson age a month when tbe complacency of •the village waa again upset by the ar rival of tbe "Great American Circus." There were many callers at tbe par sonage that day, for 'speculation waa now at fever heat about tbe pastor. "Will be try to see her?" "Has he for gotten her?" and "What did be ever find In her?" were a few of tbe many questions that tbe women were asking each other. Now that tbe cause of tbelr envy was removed they would gladly have reinstated tbe pastor as their Idol, for, like all truly feminine souls, they could not bear to see a man unhappy without wishing to comfort him, nor bappy unless they were the direct cause of his state. "How dare any man be happy without me?" has been the cry of each woman since Eve was created to mate with Adam- Douglas bad held himself more and more aloof from tbe day of Polly's dis appearance. He expressed no opinion about the dcacons or their recent dis approval of blm. He 11 voided meeting them oftener than duty required, and Strong felt so uncomfortable and tongue tied In his preseiKi^that he, too, was glad to make their talks as few as possible. Nothing was said about the pastor's plans for tbe future or about his con tinued connection with the church, and the luqulsltlve sisterhood was on the point of exploding from an overnc cuiiHilatlon of unanswered questions. He delivered his sarinons conscien tiously, called upon his poor, listened to the sorrows, real and fancied, of his parishioners and shut himself up wltb his books or walked alone on the hill behind the church. lie had been absent all day when Mandy looked out on the circus lot for the (lozcntb time and saw that the afternoon performance was closing. It had driven her to deb-iterntlou to learn that Miss Tolly was not In the parade that morning and to know that the pastor had made no effort to And out about her. For weeks both she and Hasty had hoped that the return of the circus might bring Polly back to them, but now It was nearly night and there had been no word from ber. Why didn't she come running In to see them, as Maudy had felt so sure she Would? Why had the pastor stayed awa.v on the hills all day? an. NUAL CATALOGUEof WLLUU EVERYTHING for the ANIl FARM GARDEN and ANU LAWN. a You will kind 1 MANY things that I II WILL interest you BETWEEN the BEAU TIFUL COVERS IN SEVEN COLORS. Oscar H. Will & Co., Bismarck, N. D. Unanswered questions were always an abomination to Mandy, so Anally she drew a quarter from the knotted gingham rag that beld ber small wad of savings and told Hasty to "go "long to dc show an* And out 'bout Miss Polly." She was anxiously waiting for him when Deacon Strong knocked at the door for the second time that after noon. "Is Mr. Douglas back yet?" he asked. "No, sah, he ain't," said Mandy very shortly. She felt that Strong and El verson had beeu "a-tryln" to spy on de parson all day," and she resented their visits more than she usually did. "What time are you expectlu' hlin?" "I don't nebber spec' Massa Doug las til! I sees him." Strong grunted uncivilly and went dowu the steps. She saw from the window that he met Elverson In front of the church. "Dcy sure am a-meanln' trouble." she mumbled. 'i'lie band had stopped playing the last of tlie audience had straggled down the street. She opened the door and stood on the porch the house seemed to suffocate her. What was keeping Hasty? He came at last, but Mandy could tell from his gait that be brought un welcome knews. "Ain't she dar?" "She's a-trabbelln' \vlI 'em, Mand.v, but she didn't done ride." "See lieah. Hasty Jones, Is dat ere chile sick?" "1 don' rightly know," said Hasty. "A great big man, what worod clothes like a geinmen, corned out wid a whip In lilg hand an' says as how he's 'bilged to 'nounce anudder gal in Miss I'oll.v's place. An' den he says as how de udder gal was Jea' us good, an' den everybody look disappointed like, an' den out conies dc udder gal on a hoss an' do tricks, an' I ain't beard no more 'bout Miss Polly." "She's sick, dat's what I says," Mau dy declared, excitedly, "an' somebody'« got to do somethlu'!" "I done all I knowed," drawled Has ty, fearlug that Mandy was regretting her twenty-live cent Investment. I "Go 'long out an' Ox up dat 'ere I kitchen fire," was Mandy's Impatleut realv.. "1 got to keeo dem vlttels jiuu um beat inornij* I Done. TL warm for Massa John." She wished to be alone, so that she could tblnk of some way to get bold of Polly. "Dat baby faced mornln' glory done got Mandy all wobbly 'bout de heart," she declared to herself as sbe crossed to the window for a sight of tbe pastor. It was nearly dark when she saw blm coming slowly down the path from the hill. She lighted tbe study "She'* Kick, dat'e what I gays." lamp, rearranged the cushions and tried to make the room look cheery for bis entrance. "I's 'frald yo'g mighty tired," she said. "Oh, 110," answered Douglas absently. "Mebbe yo'd like Mandy to be sarvin' your supper In here tonight. It's uiore cheerfuler." ne crossed to the window and looked out upon the circus lot. The flare of the torches and the red Ore came up to meet Ills pale, tense face, "now like the picture of thirteen months ago!" he thought, and old Toby's words came back to him—"The show has got to go on." He longed to have done with dreams aud speculation, to feel something tan gible, warm and real within his grasp. "I can't go on like this!" he cried. "I can't!" He turned from the window and walked hurriedly up and down the room. Indoors or out, be found no rest. He threw himself in the arm chair near the table and sat buried in thought. Mandy came softly into the room. She was followed by Hasty, who car ried a tray ludeu with things that ought to have tempted any luftu. She motioned for Hasty to put the tray ou the table aud then began arranging the dishes. Hasty stole to tlie window and peeped out at the tempting flare of red lire. When Douglas discovered the pres ence of his two "faithfuls" he was touched with momentary contrition. "Have you had hard day with the new gravel walk?" he asked Hasty, remembering that be had been laying a fresh path to the Sunday school room. "Jes* yo' come eat yo' supper," Man dy called to Douglas. "Don' yo' worry your head 'bout dat lazy husbati' ob mine. He ain't goin' ter work 'nuff to hurt hlsself." l'or an instant she had beeu tempted to let the pastor know how Hasty had gone to the cir cus and seen nothing of Polly, but her motherly Instluct won the day, and sbe urged him to eat before disturbing him wltb her own anxieties. It was no use. He only toyed with his food be was clearly 111 at ease and eager to be alone. She gave up trying to tempt bis appetite and began to lead up in a roundabout way to the things which she wifhed to ask. "Dar's quite some racket out dar in de lot toulght," she said. Douglas did Hot answer. After a moment she went on, "Hasty didn't work on no walk today." Douglas looked at her quiz zically, while Hasty, convinced that for reasons of her own she was going to get him Into trouble, was making frantic motions. "He done gone ter de circus," she blurted out. Douglas' face became suddenly grave. Mandy saw that she had touched an open wound. "I Jes' couldn't stan' It, Massa John. I bad ter find out 'bout dat angel chile." There was a pause. She felt that he was waiting for her to go on. "She didn't done ride today." He looked up with the eyes of a dumb, persecuted animal. "Aud dc gemrnen in de sbow didn't tell nobody why—Jes' speaked 'bout de udder gal taklu' lier place." "Why didn't she ride?" cried Doug las, In an agony of suspense. "Dat's what I don' know, sah." Maudy began to cry. It was the first time In bis experience that Douglas had ever known her to give way to any such weakness. Hasty came down from tbe window and tried to put one arm about Man dy's shoulders. "I^eab me nlone, yo' nigger!" she ex claimed, trying to cover her tears with a show of auger that she did not feel then she rushed from .the room, fol lowed by Hasty. The baud was playing loudly. The diu of the night performance was Increasing. Douglas' nerves were strained to the point of breaking, lie would not let himself go uear the win dow. He stood by the side of the ta ble, his tists cllncbcd, and tried to beat back the impulse that was pulling blm toward the door. Again and again he set his teeth. It was uncertainty that guawed at blm so. Was she 111? Could she need him? Was she sorry for having left him? Would she be glad if he went for her and brought her back with bim? He recalled the hysterical note in her behavior the day that she went away—how she had pleaded, ouly a few moments before Jim came, never to be separated from hiiu. Had she really cared for Jim and for the old life? Why bad sbe uever written?) Was she ashamed? Was sbe sonar for wbs't~she Bad" done? What could it mean? He threw his hands above his bead with a gesture of despair. A mo ment later he passed out Into tlie night. nr= CHAPTEK XIII. Was slow tonight. The big show was nearly over, yet many of the props used In the early part of the bill were still unloaded. He was tinkering absentmlndedly with one of the wagons in the back lot, and the men were standing about Idly waiting for orders when Barker came out of the main tent and called to him sharply: "Hey, there, Jim: What's your ex cuse tonight?" "Excuse for what?" Jim crossed slowly to Barker. "The cook tent was started half an hour late, and the sideshow top ain't loaded yet." "Your wagons is ou the bum that's what! No. 38 carries the cook tent, an' the blacksmith has been tlukerin' with it all dnv. Ask him what shape It's In." "You're always stallin'," was Bar ker's sullen complaint. "It's the wag ons or the blacksmiths or anything but the truth. 1 know what's the matter, all right." "What do you mean by that?" asked Jim sharply. "I mean that all your time's took up a-carryin' and a-fetchin' for that girl what calls you 'Muvver Jim.' "What have you got to say about her?-' Jim eyed him with a threaten ing look. "I got a-plenty," said Barker as he turned to snap his whip at the small boys who had stolen Into tbe back lot to peek under the roar edge of the big top. "She's beeu about as much good as a sick cat since she come back. You saw her act last night." "Yes," answered Jim doggedly. "Wasn't It punk She didn't show at all this afternoon said she was sick. And me with all them people inside what knowed her waitln' to see her!" "Give her a little time," Jim pleaded. "8be ain't rode for a year." "Time!" shouted Barker. "Ilow much does she want? She's been back a month, and Instead of bracln' up she's a-gettin' worse. There's only one thing for me to do." "What's that:" asked .Jim uneasily. "I'm goin' to call her, and call her hard." "Look here, Barker," and Jim squared his shoulders as lie looked steadily at the other man, "you're boss here, and I takes orders from you, but if I catches you abusin' I'oll your bein' boss won't'make no difference." "You can't blult me!" shouted Itarker. "I ain't bluflin'. I'm only tellin' you," said Jim very quietly. "Well, you tell her to get on to her job. If she don't, she quits that's all." He hurried into the ring. Jim took one step to follow him, then stopped and gazed at the ground with thoughtful eyes. lie, too, had seen the change in Polly. He had tried to rouse her. It was no use. Sho had "Star yazin', Pollf" he asked. looked at him blankly. "If she would only complain," he said to himself "If she would only get mad, anything, anything to wake her." But she did not complain. She went through her dally routine very humb'y and quietly. She sometimes wondered how Jtiu could talk so much about her work, but before she could answer the ques tion her mind drifted back to other days, to a garden and flowers, and Jim stole away unmissed and left her with folded hand and wide, staring eyes, gazing Into the distance. The memory of these times made Jim helpless tonight. He had gone on hoping from day to day that Barker might not notice the "let down"' In her work, and now the blow had fallen. How could he tell her? One of the acts came tumbling out of the main tent. There was a mo ment's confusion as clowns, acrobats and animals passed each other on their way to and from the ring then the lot cleared again, and Polly eauie slowly from the dressing tent. She looked very different from tlie little girl whom Jim had led away from tlie par son's garden In a simple white frock one month before. Iler thin, pensive faee contrasted eddly with ber glitter ing attire. Her hair was knotted high on her head and intertwined with flowers and Jewels. Her slender neck seemed scarcely able to support its burden. Iler short, full skirt and low eut bodice were ablaze with white and colored stones. "What's on, Jim?" she asked. "The 'leap o' death.' You got plenty of time." Polly's mind weut back to the girl who answered that call a year ago. Iler spirit seemed very near toniglii. The baud -stopped playing. Barker made his grandiloquent announcement about the wonderful net about to be seen, and her eyes wandered to the distant church steeple, 'l'he moonlight seemed to shun It tonight. It looked I cold and grim and dark. She won dered whether the solemn bell that once called Its flock to worship had Iteeoine as mute as her own dead heart, She did not hear the whir of ihe great machine Inside the tent as it plunged through space with its girl occupant.] These, thlmis were a port of the daily 'Imo'ciiiou of thi» notice, to said ad mini's- I Notice is hereby «l*en ^or wuvor »t ht* hou#e ou tlir N. E. of Section 1 be. tiled with the »rk of Vlii* vlilW ™r :to I'o,«. or t.„. of the alley in block eight inj. routine, part of the strange, vague dream through which she must stum ble for the rest of her life. Jim watched her in silence. Her face was turned from him. She had forgotten his presence. "Star gazin', Poll?" be asked at length, dreading to disturb her reverie. "I guess I was, Jim.' fehe turned to him with a little, forced smile. He longed to save her from Barker's threatened rebuke. "How you feellu' tonight?" "I'm all right," she answered cheer fully. "Anything.you want?" [Continued Next Week.) Bids Wanted-Bridges. Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County Commis sioners of Emmons County, N. D., until 2 p. m., July 10, 1909, for the construction of a steel bridge across Beaver creek between sections 29 and HO-132-75, ten feet above low water. Said bridge to be low truss, pin con nected steel span, 4-i feet long, three panels, with 20 feet approach. 15 feet road-way. Foundation, five 8 ineh I steel piles,with concrete back ing 12 inches thick. Joists, 8 lines, 8-inch I beam. Steel railing, two lines 2x2 inches. Ls. Floor, 3 inch pine or fur. Wheel-guard, Ixfi inches. The same to carry I(6VM) pounds per lineal foot, or 100 pounds per square foot, of floor space. Also, for the construction of concrete abutments under wooden bridge be tween sections 20 and 29-131-77. Said abutments to be 18 feet long, 8 feet high, 24 inches at base, taper ing to 12 inches at top. Mark all bids. "Proposals for Bridges." The Board reserves the right to re ject any and all bids. J. G. PITTS, (jn-10-4t) County Auditor. .Linton,'N. D.. June 8, 1909. ABSTRACT OF STATEMENT For the Vear Ending Dec. 31, A. D. 1908, Of the conditions anil affairs of Queen Jnsuramv Company of Aincrloft, organized under the Uuvs of the 8taw of New Ytfrk, made to the Commis sioner of Insurance of the State wf North in pursuance of the Ia%s of said sta-'v. President, IC. K. Hi iMa-'i. Vice lYe|1d«*nt. (.». AV. Uurchell. SeeTeiary. N. S. Hartovv. Principal oilkv. Villiam St., Ni\v York. Attorney for .service process in Che State of 5$irth Dakota: Name, Commissioner of Insurance* location- 1-iismarok, I Organize* or incorjvrVaud, Sept. 51, 1NP1. Commenced business, •«?«. pt. 11, IS'Jl ,. Capital Amount ol capital stoeU paid i'P in fufl Assets. J-ojv.ih mi bonds and mort gages Vnlted States stocks and bonds, railroad bonds and ptoeks, state, city, county utu\ other bonds, hank stocks, other corporation stocks Cash on hand and in bank. .. Intorest duo and accrued., premiums in course of collec tion and transmission Kills receivable, not matured,.-. taken for fire risks All other suns due to the company, due for rc-insur ttnee on losses pMd Vnadmittcd assets, agents' balances prior to Oct 1, 1! N .S Total assets a Ket amount of unpaid los.-rf•«. Amount of unearned pre miums on all outstanding risks Due for commissions and brokerage Duo and accrued for salaries, rents and expenses, etc.... All other liabilities, accrued taxe#, #71.'^8.ir»: return premium#, surance premiums, 026.U1 Total receipts $4,mrt.!V)2.1* Disbursements. Losses paid during the year. $2,401,351.70 Dividends paid during tue year lOO/jOO.OO Paid for commissions and brokerage SOt),7."1.44 Paid for salaries, fees and other charges 27t,377.24 Paid for taxes tiO.DSO.WI Amount of all other disburse ments 4-8.150.00 Total disbursements $4,070,Oil.43 North Dakota Business. Total risks taken during the year "04.00 Total premiums received dur ing tho year 41',475.00 Total losses incurred during thfe year VJ ''.23.13 Totgd amount of losses paid during the year H\0S1.78 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA. 1 Office of Commissioner of Insurance. I. E. C. Cooper. Commissioner of In surance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true abstract of the original statement now on illo in this office. In testimony whereof, have hereunto set my ho.nd find affixed the seal of tills office at Bismarck, the 1st day of April. A. D. urn (Seal.) !•:. P. ('OOPER, Commissioner of Insurance. btatp: of Nonrii dakuta. Office of Commissioner of Insurance, Company's Certificate 4: For Sale-Horses. On my ranch, six miles northeast of Linton, about 150 head of horses work-horses, mares and colts: some standard-bred drivers. Will be sold at reasonable rates. Also, one im ported Clydesdae stallion, weighing about 1,900 pounds, and one grade black Norman stallion. Service fees. S12 ."0 for Clvde and $10 for Nor man. E. O. M1CKEL. ABSTRACT OF STATEMENT for the Year Ending Dec. 31, A Of the condition arid affairs of the Miaj nesota Mutual Life Insurance of St. Paul. Minn., organized under tnj laws of tho State of ^nia-suta, jnAdd to the Commissioner of insurance of tn® State of North Dakota. :n pursuance Or the laws of said state. President. E. V.'. Kandall. Viee President. Albert 11. J.indeke. Secretary pro tern. Geo. C. 1 Principal ot'.ice, 17 I-:at sixth stieet, fet. Paul, Minn. Attorney t'»r service process in the State of North Dakota: Name, Commissioner of insurance. Location, liismrvrck. N. D. Organized or incorporated, Aug. O, 1S&>. us an assessment company. Commenced tusiness. Au£. •». ino, as an assessment company. Reorganized in 31*01 as a legal icseT\e company. Assets. Home oittcc leasehold, includ ing building addition Loans secured by deeds of trust or mortgages on veal qetaio Premium notes and loans.... United States stocks and bonds State, city, county aud other hnds Raih «ad bonds Bank stocks Caso on hand aud in bank.. Interest due and a:vnied.... Net amount of deferred and outstanding premiums .... Amount of all other assets., 77.1fc0.75 J7.U10.29 VnadmlttQd As5»-t^: Agents' balance*. $1.12X11 Furniture, Uxuuos, aitppik-s. uto 1o.oom.iK rreft ium notes ami loans on policies and net premiums in excess of the reserve value 1,731.11 Premium notes spe cial ir.,7."l.u Book value of ger assets over market value .... 2o,r»o2.4l Total unadmitted assets *.77.4»oS. :7 Total _admitted assets Liabilities. Policy elaims re ported but no proofs received— $0.2S2.00 Policy claims in pro cess of adjust ment. or adjusted and not due H.Ttoo.oo Policy oU'ins un known to the com pany l.oeO.oi) $2,010,133.56 Total policy claims Net present value of all cut standing poll. i«s--"Actua lles," 4 per cent, and .*71.oc0.00 Total liabilities $21,752.00 American Kxpress, 31*. per cent Ta* es due and unpaid Amount of nil oth^r liaoi.i- 71,230.1 $2,040,133.50 Income. New* premiums .... $72,031.10 Renewal i 0ms d20.o74.20 i.7u »,oj.i. 271 T'.'X o,"i aj. TO Total soos.7or».42 paid for rein-'. suranco To^al premium income Interest and dividends re ceived I a sources OO.tH) Total inonu' ,v......... s,m53 J7,*n,7!.S.K5 Liabilities. Cross claims for losses adjusted and unpaid $06,09J.l4 Gross clnhus for losses upon which no action has been taken 'iW.ClO.TI? Lossog resisted by the company .... .Vt.K~0.00. a claims for loss es $:«!),."mS,k7 Deduct re-insuranco a a a claims thereon .. tt7,3S".7t luGl.07.VJS 3.37S.G00.18 lU.ri77.S0 j2,oo:.«« Total liabilities Receipts. Premiums r^euived during the year in cft.sh $4,3o4t'.nt.75 Interest and dividends re ceived during the year... 258,969.11 Amount received from all other sources, adjustment book value stocks ......... 159--3 $t.OS3,4S1.22 Authority. "Whereas, The Queen Insurance Com pany of America of New York City, si corporation organized under the laws of New York, has filed in this nfllce a sworn statement exhibiting its eoniPt'on and business for the year ending December .'SI. 100s. conformahle to the reuuirements of the laws of this stato. regulating the business of Insurance, and, Wherca«. Tlie paid company has filed in this oflieo a duh- tertMb'd opy of it« charter with ct-rnicate of organization In compliance with the requirements of the. in surnnce laws aforesaid. Now, therefore. I t"c:oper Com missioner of h«si:ru"..o of the Stat* of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that th« above named company is fully empow ered, through lis authorized agents, to transact its appropriate business of Fire Insurance hi this state, according to the laws thereof, until the 31st day of De- I cember. A. D. In testimony wherc'oj, I have hereunto 1 set my hand and .seal at Hi^mirck. this 4th day of January, A. D. P.mki. (Seal.) K. c. Cooper, Commissioner of Insurance I ASSSKli."VS. 0. :.n book value cf same 1l.2tKJ.47 Amount of all other easit expenditures 2o,SH.0i Total expcndituii STATK OF NORTH DA IOTA. 1 Office of Commissioner of Insurance. I, E. C. Cooler. Commissioner of In surance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true abstract of the original statement now on file in this oflice. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto my hand "and affixed the seal of this Office at Rlsmarc-k, tlie 1*1 dav of April, A. D. "IfMO. (Seal) '/•}'.•. K. c. cnnpKR, .-Coinui'.ssioiier of Insurance. 8TATK OF NORTH* DAKOTA. I Offico of Commissioner of Insurance, Company's Certificate of Authority. \Vh«veas. Tho Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance Company of St. Paul. Minn., a corporation organized under the laws of Minnesota, bus Hied In this office a s-.vorn statement exhibiting its condition and business for the year ending December 81, lftOS. conformable to the requirements of the laws of this state, regulating the business of Insurance, and. Whereas, Tlie said company has filed In this Office a dulv ecriifbd copy of it« Charter with certificate ,,f organisation !h compliance with the re.iuirem-iits of the insurance laws aforesaid. Now, therefore, 1. K. o. Oooj or. Com missioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions bf said laws, do herebv certify that the apove named company is fully empow ered, through Its authorised agents, to U? ajnj'Opt iate business of Life Injuiahce In tills state, according to the laws thereof, until tnv :»dst il.tv of iv cember, A. D. uwo. IS testimony whereof, h,lve hereunto ffr 9ly 3 :UKl W*niurck, this 4th aty of January, a. 1!»oj» OWaM K. c. COOPER, Commissioner of Insurance. I^l^r -Ypin Voly. II* V. Taitkr, Taken Lp-pon $040.87 y. Came to my place, 1 of Emtnonsbuig, on's^j'® about June i, north 12-1 sorrel branded white: please h(K' pony about five V( a" 532 a "n "KM »»».: spot on forehead. «i,.n.- call pay charges and tut ..-h'- animal away. ,nc CHARLEY RENSCiiij.R I'.mmonshurt'. r, (my 27-jun 10) Notice for Publication. PrP.tHTMF.KT OK Till- I f.S. USDOfHWATHi *,'"!-w Nay l". it, -V I Not loo is hereby given t)i:n CHlilr-TIA\ isH, Of Linton. North Dakota W04. made homi'Sti":id entry No.ftWil). for Lots 1 and i, ,,,, of Section (J. Township I i. rtfth i'riuctptil Merllia 'i n, -.an. li i., intent loo to ntiike tinnl ii, to establish claim to n,,. described, before Charles II and Ex-Ofllcio Clerk of 111.• at Linton, North Dakota mi July, taou. •VV.o't 'Utl' of Proof, •Ux.ve ly (-uun, 'lj of Claimant, names as wltiifv.,., 1'rieUerSch Merkcl. of Mm,,. I'lillipp Zoller, of Linion, Oeorge Iluber, of Linton, N f.'liristof Krieg. of Linton, ,\ •N XL H. .IF.W 11.i. 1 Notice for Publication. Department dp tiik V. S. LAN1 OVF1UE AT h' SsOO. 171.00 '741.738.5B XIay it. !•»..' Notice is hereby Riven tl, ,i LOliEN/. LI IT, of strasburc. North Dakota, v.'ilh. Mil, made homestead a'.-v (Serial No. 0.*S.V»). for W. ,.f W. 14 of S. W. 'j of .Section T,,m 40.1.420.00 225.4Ul.00 16$. 189.00 U.cW.OO 1 pVf»20.o4 *7,O21.2S JllLe -M3] ana vi"li Itance W. of I'lfth I'iiim'Iti1 a I live-year proof, to esiaiii,li land above described, ln-fort Carley, .iudge and Kx-Ortl.-i.i „,'k County Court, at Linton, N,.rih |,.j.,' the 1st day of July. 1 !*)!. Ml, nJi»u filial t'l tlie »f It,e Claimant names as witue*.-,!-', Anton Schwan, of St.rasliunr Lebolt, ltauuiffartner, of sira»•• •,• Anton Schorr, of Strashun,', S a r- N I XI. 11. IKWKI.I. ,.2later. Notice lor Publication. Depaktmunt 01-TIM: Inti 1," I'. S. LAND Oprio: AT llts.MAlu May li, i-». j: Notice is hereby given that. A A I I (Jf Linton. North Dakota, who ber 8 1 0 2 a a y I074. (Serial No. 0UV)), for lot and N\ E, of ?s. K. Ci sect \J ship 132, KanKO 78 W. of Kifih Prm.•!,,! v„ idian, has tiled notice of intention to t," 0,. fiual tlve-year proof, to establish ,, the land above described, before 'h iV .4 1/ Carley.Judtfe aud K\-Uflicio ric of t»ie County. Court, at Linton. N. I) :i dayof July. 1WJ. u,,. i.T 1 Claimaut uatucs as witnesses Alexander "Walt.her. of I.inton, Hoy Carley, of Linton, N. P. tiottlieb Naasz, of Linton N. I? Joseph Mahancy. of Linton N l- 2,r15,a23.08 7,291.52 V.fcf, including unas*:gved funds (surplus) M. 11. .1 KWr.LL. Notice for Publication. Department of tiik Intj hi. I'. s. Land Office at Kismaki.k, n. b, April u', Notice is hereby given that JO UN J. TO LOU, of Linton, North Dakota, who, on ll'O.'J, made Homestead Application (Serial No. 04t£l) for W. of N.K. ,. N of S. K. »-4 andN. 15. *4 of S. W. •h W«I w. lj of »«i. Township IIW N., liaiiKe 71 W. et lVItit'ipai Meridian, has tiled not:-v 1 tention to make Until live-year pn« establish claim tot-he laud above de* before L. A. Weatherbv, Cnite'l ^tat mlssioner. at Linton, North hakota. 14th day of June, 1WJ. 113,700.61 0.005.10 $M7»042.51 Expenditures. PaiJ fur in.-:.--,..- .j.a mkh-- tions $!»00,033.13 Paid for surrendered policies 121.S00.72 Cash surrender values ap plied in pavmcnt «»t premi-. urns 14C.3T Dividends paid to policy-" holders «,331.40 Cain paid during the ear for commissions and sala rids v7,4S."i.44 Rents paid during the year. 4,417.11 TAjccs paid dutinu the year.. 0.0^7.40 Cash paid for ndvefusmg... Aftnts' balances claimed "ff. 27^.77 Loss on maturity ot U-du'er, assets and decveasv N. of S. K. f'tlOIi 1 of 111 of. to ribvd. .mi ll tin- Claimaut names as witnesses. Charles E. Htooks, of Winchester, N, Matthew Niesen,of Linton, N I» l'atrick J. Kenney. of Linton, \. 1 Harvey i'ettls, ot Linton, N. 1. M. II. JEWKLL, I«e Notice for Publication. DmimiENT nr-rnE Intehi«hc. U. S. LandOrifice at Uismauck. May 10, l"e", Notice is hereby given that THEODORE E. 0J0N. Of sttasburir. North Dakota, who, en S**p\. 14, 1W3. made homestead entry No i*.rT2. (Serial No. 051DIO, for 5S. K, of N. K. !j lt $:»73,433.00 Miscellaneous. "Whole number of pol Jurlng Tltten iu North i.'al tho year, H2S... Total risks taken during year in North Dakota. Total premiums received ieies kota $074,475.25 Utr Da- 071,475.25 Ing the year in North kota Totfcl losses )vy\u\ durng ydflr in North Dakota. Total losses incurred du the year no.ti72.01 the ring 11.500.00 •31.500.00 and of Section 10, Towihlnp 111. Kaiifre 75, W. of I'ifth Principal MerMUu, has tileW notice of intention to nciio- tii.a! iive-year proof, to establish claim n» Hie land above described, before L. A. WiMtia-r b^'. United States Commissioner, at I.iatun. North Dakota, on the day of July Claimant tiaiues as witnesses: Ellas Olson, of Strasburg, N. I». William Maxwell, of Dakem. N. .:. John Larson, of Strasburg, N. h. Axel Scotvold. of Strasburg N. I). M. H.JEWELL. UK'isicr Notice for Publication. I'kitkd States Landokfi Uismahck, Nohtii MAKO'i May 12, IW. I Serial No. Notice is hereby given that the Nuf Pacific Hallway Company, whose adtii M. Paul Minnesota,lias this 1-th day PJO'.i. tiled in this office its appllcat select under the provisions of the act gress, approved July, 1, 181W (HO St »"0) the northeast quarter of the nort quarter of section 18, iu township Pi-' of range 74 west of the Fifth Princip ridhtu. containing 40 aicres. Take-Down Refwating Sbotquns The Winchester R^Mtiniv cu.. J«^^!n.Chf8te«r RepeatinS I le M» •ess IS :iy, lot) t« if coil II :»n:, Jl W t'St nortli Mc- Any aud all persons claiming adv the lands described, or desiring to because of the mineral character laud, or for any other reason, lo the ill to applicant, snould file their a!llda\ protest in this oflice, on or before (lay of July, P,U)U. i-sfly (.|,J»'Ct IU ««f i,t 1st M. II. JEWELL. Ke«l si.-r Notice for Publication. Dkpahtmknt of the Iktkkioh, I s. LaudOffice AT BISMAHCK. N i'. April 28, iw.» Notice is hereby given that MATTHEW NIESKN. of Linton, North Dakota, wiio. on 1' ber 11)02, made Homestead Applied So. 20202 (Serial No. 04:» M), for N. K Section 20, Township 1JCI N.» Uango r? Fifth Principal Meridian* has filed noti'* Intention to make final five-year proof establish claim to the land alwve desci »i before L. A. Weatherby. United States tmssioner. at IJtiton, S'orth Dakota, on lith day of June, 1.HK. Claimant names as witnesses-' John J. Tough, ot Linton. N. D. Clarence E. McLain. of Linton, N. 0. Ilarvcy Pettis, of Linton. N. D. Patrick J. Kenney, of Linton. N. 1. M.H.JEWELL, Kegist« Shotgun has stood the trying sportsmen and the rigid technical trial* of the U. S. Ordnance Board. Its popularity with the for mer and the official endorsement by the latter are convinc ing proof of us reliability, wearing and shooting qualities. Sowl for Catalogue ot Winchester—the Red W Brand—Gunt and Ammunition. WlWOMESTta Wt^ATIWC ARMS CO. NlW HAVSM. COMM.