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tbi boarl of county commisa
Pierre last week
•n nrafc &t Fort
fill board of equalization.
v Out of nine applications, four
tikmu in Pierre were refused a
by the city oounciL
Pierre donated Ike old capitol
Mlding to the state. The build
ing is now advertised for sale, and
tint eity asks that no citizen shall
^potest with it in the bidding.
.u The publisher of the Tribune at
Mowtin has changed the name of
tbe paper to the News. Looks
ttke overdoing a good thing with
two other papers in the county
iiinjrtag that cognomejt
A steamship agent who visited
(fi tbe Black Hills a few days ago
told a reporter that the trans-At
lantic travel this year was unusu
ally light, and laid the blame to
the recent financial panic, the rail
roads and every other cause ex
oopt the fact that "Seeing Ameri
ca first" has come to be tbe first
ration with the people of
tfco middle west.
Nine townships,tt mftfc#hfTrtti of
which were included
,|^f MM YMf^iMlii|^Powhf S1i
Of t)M condition ui4 affairs of th«
0MmraNTAL INSURANCB COMPANY.
I!m4 untfor th« law* of the Htate ot
ir York, mads to tho Commlwloner
taMraneo of tho Stato of South D«
pttraoaat to tho laws thereof,
t, Honrjr Svana. Secr«Url«*,
id B. iTBuUnl. Incor
irjr, lfll. Commonoed
January, IMS. Homo oft*ce.
atroot. Now loik, M. Y.
Oaaltal la oaah 11,000,000.00
UO|M- aaaota Doo. 11. 1*07... lt.m.^1
it on salo or maturity of
or maturity of
all oUior 1.2IM.M
la book valus of
f*l l—SO M.20S.1I2.J4
art tains, printing, postage
tOMffams, lt|il expenass,
'IpmHwrs. natures. unatr«
boards. Mrs depart*
moat fsos and sxponses, la*
-abortion and surveys
Qnasilsslons or brokerasa....
•alalia*, fees, etc., of oA
oers, clerks, etc.
Kapatrs and expenses on mi
TUN. licenses and Insuranco
IV. UCDOER ASSBTS.
vataa.of tool saute..... 9i.ost.oooM
Asevra NOT AOMITTBO
aiaiMiti aaoots .nMH.mll
o« aorip or
Mitt' MUM aa
ill the Belle Pourohe irrigation
district, have been restore^ to the
public domain, and are now open
to entry. Very few of them had
been filed on, as they were hereto
fore subject to the irrigation pro
ject It is reported that the terri
tory embraced in the townships is
a tine farming country.
Settlers north of Midland tell
of 9ome big rattlers that have
killed in that locality recently.
*The daddy of 'em all," which
authentic report says was 6 feet
2 inches in length, with 27 rattlers
and a button, was dispatched the
other day. Another that was kill
ed is reputed to have been 5 feet
9 inches in length. They are said
to have been genuine Diamond
Will Bruno, who quit the stage
to take a South Dakota homestead,
and broke into newsi»per work
through the Grindstone Bee, and
later as the editor of the "Side
lights" column of the Capital
Journal in this city during the last
legislative session, will in a short
time go back to the stage with a
company of his own, which he is
now getting together, and will tour
the northwest for the rest of thi*
Well, what do you think of corn
waist high on the first of Jul.v
That's the way Frank Koehler's
seven acres stands in the field. He
brought as near an average stalk
as he could get this morning to
Long ft Young's land office. This
corn stands 3 1-2 feet high without
straightening the blades up and is
just beginning te tassel. Charlie
Young also brought in another
sample of barley from as near the
same place as he could that he did
last week that measured 31 inches
and had made a growth of 10 inch
es in 7 days, making it 41 inches
high. Tfeat's growing some. We
gueas old Stanley County, South
Dakota* doesn't have to take i
back seat for any «l
A restaurant keeper of Midland,
named Wood, objected to Mrs
Wood wearing a corset, claiming
that it was injurious to health.
When she disobeyed his command
to take off the offending garment,
he proceeded to cut it off with
dirk. His first slash with the
knife cut through the garment and
a bit into the Hesh, inflecting
a wound several inches in length
in the woman's back. Wood is
abiding in a'cell at the county jail.
Mrs. Wood has returned to "ma
ma." The family have been resi
dents of the county but a short
while. By the way, States Attor
ney Johnson says that 75 per cent
of the criu es committed within
the county for months past were
done by transients, who are here
today and some other place the
Celebration at Wall
Quite a crowd of Philip folks ac
companied the ball team to Wall Sat
urday to take part in the festivities
arranged in celebration of the second
anniversary of tho founding of that
town. An excellent program had
been arranged aad was carried out
without a break until the latter
part of the afternoon, when a heavy
rain aat In.
George W. X^an, of Sioux Falls,
was the speaker of the day. Bgan 1s
known as one of the eloquent men of
tiie northwest, and his speech was
listened to by an admiring audience.
He la slated, It la said, as one of three
or four from the Insurgent wing that
will make an attempt to land the
nomination for governor next year,
and this fact having been noised
around, added Interest to this feature
of tho program. One visitor, It Is re
lated, waa warm in his admiration of
the man MM! hla capabilities, but la
tar on, whan 4George" peeled his
eoat and entered on frivolities seem
kigly soma miles away from dignity
aad dlaaretion, the onlooker's ardor
MtMl to the treeslng point,
A kurge share of Interest was cen
tared la the ball game between the
f. E C. A. team of Rapid City and
Hi Fhlllptooee. The game was a
daaifr, se Car aa it was played. Belt
filched for the boys from the
itUa, while Tltsgerald, a nephew
|t emr haekstop, who has been playing
far jfttiitiurtf, burled 'em
•jKllillllt 4* beaitowed but two
j^pedicilqr lilta daring the entire
The following letters remain uncall
ed for at the postofflce at Philip, s.
D., for the week ending July 12,
Mrs. H. Nelsoa
Mat tie Allen
When calling for any of the above
please say advertised.
A. W. Prewitt, Postmaster.
The wife of a retail merchant,
whose name is withheld for obvious
reasons, was irritated by the non- ar
rival of certain art idea she had or
dered from the butcher. She called
up the butcher shop, and the tlip
youth who drives the delivery wagon
answered ttie phone. "Iid you at
tend to that order for Mrs. X?" she
asked indignantly. "You bet your
silk sox I did", came the reply.
"What's that", she gasped. "You
can go and bet all your lingerie (pro
nounced as spelled) I attended to
everything." "Do you know to
whom you are talking?" "Surest
thing you know I'm talking to Kit
ty." (The maid.) "You are talking to
Mrs. X," she declared sternly. "Oh,
well then," In apologetic tones, "all
bets are off." Exchange.
Far tho Yoar Ending December Slot,
A. D. 1908,
Of tho oondttton and affairs Of the
MILWAUKEE FIRE INSURANCE COM
Organized under the laws of th*' State ot
•Wlsi'i.iislri, made to tha Comrn anioncr
Of Insurance of the State of South Da
kota, pursuant to the taws thereof.
Presid»'nt, William L.. Jonea. Secretary,
N. A. Xolte. Incorporated March
1898. CiimimnifJ buaineia March 23,
1S»8. liurne office, 44^-44i Ut* Hat)
Square, Milwaukee, Wia.
I. CAPITAL. STOCiL
Capital paid up In cash 1266,000.00
Ledger! astteta Dec. 31 of pre
vious year 087,241.60
Total premiums |M0S42.18
Interest received tl,4#7.20
lncrea»e in book value of led*
(er aHueta 21.550.00
Total Income $383,809 38
Net lonses »l&t,004.03
Advert is:ng, printing, poat
aire. telegrams, telephone.
legal fxpi iih s, etc 8,874.6
I'uid ato.'knoiders for inter-'
eut or dividends §8,000.00
Furniture, hxturea, under
writers' boards, lire depart
ment feea, taxes and ex
'omiiiissions or brokerage....
Biilaneti, fees, etc., of o(H
ctm, clerks, etc ®,205 H3
Taxes, llrennes and insur
ance department fees and
all utlu-r lU'fiist-a, fees, wio.. 18 *'!S.(1
All oilier di.tliuiNcinonta 4.39
Total disbursements $331. 78.86
IV. LKIXJICK ASSETS.
Mortgage loans uu real es
Bonk value of bonds and
Cash in company's office f.bil.31
Ca.-h in bank and in trust
Agents' balances 46.3lo 35
Other ledger assets 1-5.^4
Total ledger assets ........ $740,0.22.12
NON LKDOKR ASSETS.
Interest accrued $0,360.40
Uross assets $740,372.67
DEDL'l'T ASSETS NOT ADMITTED.
Agents' balances $477.00
Total admitted amete ...... $715,894.97
Net unpaid losses and claims. $24,404.73
Unearned premiums 146,8^6.66
Reserved for state, .^unty
and municipal taxes and.
other contingencies 18,000.00
Total liabilities, ncipt
Capital paid in cash 200.000.00
Surplus over liabilities 170,594.59
Surplus as regards policy
In fores Dee. 31, l»o» $676,024.60
Written or renewed during
Deduct those expired and
In force at end of year $097,067.76
Deduct reinsured 74,159.79
Net In force $032,907.90
SOUTH DAKOTA BV8INESS DURING
Risks written flM.994.00
Premiums received 1,886 68
Loasea paid 1,276.31
Losses Incurred 1,275.31
Amount at risk U»a3.00
STATE OP SOUTH DAKOTA*
Department of Insurance.
Company's Certificate of Auttioftty.
Whereas, The Milwaukee Fire Insurance
Company, a corporation organised under
the laws of Wisconsin, has tiled in this
olhce a. sworn statement exnibiting its
condition and business for the year end
ing December 31, luo», conformable to
the requirements of the laws of this
stats regulating the business of insur
Whereas. The said company has filed
In this office a duly certified copy of Us
charter, with certificate of organization.
In compliance with the requirements of
the Insurance laws aforesaid
Now, therefore, I, O. S. Basford, Com
missioner of Insurance of the State of
South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions
of said laws, do hereby certify that the
above named company is fully empow
ered. through Its authorised agents, to
trsnsact Its appropriate business of fire
Insurance In this stats, according to the
laws thereof, until tbe Slat day of Deeess
Set. A. D. lta.
In testimony whereof. I have hereunto
0tt my hand and oflVial seal at Pierre.
Ibis 4th day of February, A- D. 1000.
(Seal.) O. 8. BASFORD.
Commissioner o' Insurance.
By A. Schubert. Chit' 'l«rk.
Deoartaent of the Iaterior, United States
Land fMBee at Pierre. IV. May a. 1900.
A sufljlent contest affidavit having been
ftksd ta this otice by Matilda KlOgerald, con
testant. against H. E. No. raetMNtia. made
Meieii 10,1000, tor wH asm. eh swH. Sec. 6,
Tp. T. K. 37. by Clarence E. Campbell, eon
tsstee. in which It Is alleged that eatrymau
IMS wholly abandonsd the aatd land for more
than six months last past next to the date of
tfclaattdarit that he never made!any lm
on ths said land ot any kind or
that fee fcasaever cultivated any
la any mea
ner wlMOevsr, aad that aU thess failures exist
hvefcr noeiied to appear.
•WriLtpdoOr svMsttos touching said al
lofatftaaa! MeWitk a, ao* ea JaaeM, M*.
Department of the interior, United States
Land Office at I'lerre. S, I)., June28. liMX*.
A sufficient con lest affidavit havinir been
Sled in this office by M. V. Lee, contestant,
against H. E. No. 43eft-0l!410, made April 2M.
1906, for the seW of section 34, township On, K.
25e. by Elsworth L. Frye, (?onte«tee. In which
It Is alleged that enlrynian has wholly aban
doned the said land for more than six months
last past that he has failed to occupy, culti
vate. or use the said land for farming or
Said parties are hereby notified to appear,
respond and offer evidence touching said al
legation at 10 o'clock a. m. on Aug. 0, 1900, be
fore the Kegi.sler and Receiver at the United
(Hate* Land Office In Pierre, H. I).
Tbe asld coutestsut having, ia a proper
affidavit, tiled .lune 20, 1909, set forth facts
which show that after due dlllgeuce person
ill service of this notice csnuot be made. It
is hereby ordered and directed that such
notice be given by due and proper publica
John L. Lockhart. Register.
Department of tbe Interior. United States
Land Office at Pierre, 3. D.. June 8,1909.
A sufficient contest affidavit having been
filed in this office by Charles lvuchar. con
testant. against Homestead Entry No. 7I*C.
Serial No. OtfiWS. made June 1M, MOfl. forsw.**,
SectlonS. Tp.2. ltange 20, ly Mary Johnston,
contestee. In which it Is alleged that entry
woman has wholly abandoned said tract of
land for more than six months since the date
of entry and next prior to the date hereof
that said tract Is not settled upon and culti
vated as required by law.
Haid parties are hereby notified to appear,
respond, and offer evidence touching said al
legation at 10 o'clock a. m. on July 23. 1909
before the Itegister and Receiver at the
Cnited States Land Office in Pierre, S. I).
The said contestant having, In a proper
affidavit, tiied June m, 1909, set forth facts
which show that after due diligence person
hi service of this notice cannot be made. It
.s hereby ordered aud directed that such
notice l»e gi ven by due and proper publica
JOHNIL. LOCK HART. Register.
Department of the Interior, United States
Land Office at Pierre, S, !., May 17, 1N09.
A sufficient contest affidavit havlug been
tiled in this office by Edward A. Lester, con
testant. against 11. FI. No. 38S3-02206, made July
1st, 1904, for sw^i swH of sec. 14 aud the sh
seU and the se't sw^i of section 15, township
5 N., ranice 21 E. 11. II. Meridian, by Alex B.
Mcl*onald. contestee, in which it is alleged
that said tract has lieen wholly abandoned for
a period of more than six months last past
and since the date of the entry thereof, and
that said tract of land has not at any lime
since date of entry made any residence, culti
vation or Improvement on said land as requir
ed by law governing homestead entries aud
such altsence was not due to his employment
In the army, navy or marine corps of the
Said parties are hereby notified to apiear,re
spond and offer evidence touching said alle
gation at 10 o'clock a. m., on June :«), liNH*. lie
fore James A. Qulgg, I'nited States commis
sioner at 1'lillip, S. t., and that final hearing
will lie held at 10 o'clock a. m. on July K, UtOH,
Iwfore the Register aud Receiver at the Unit
ed States Land Office In Pierre, S. D.
The said contestant having. In a proper
affidavit, tiled May 17, 1U0U, set forth facts
which show that after due diligence personal
service of this notice can not lie made, it is
hereby ordered and directed that such notice
be given by due and proper publication.
John L. lAickhart, Register.
Notices for Publication
Department of the interior. United States
Land Office at Chamberlain, S, 1)., June 11,
Notics is hereby gtven that James B. Col
burn, of Philip. S. D„ who on August 4, 1900,
made Homestead Entry No. 11U37, Serial No.
03*52, for se1*, Sec. 4. Tp. In. R. 21e B. H. Mer
idian. has filed notice of intention to make
final commutation proof to establish claim to
the land above descrloed, before Jaiues A.
Qulgg. I S. Commissioner at his office at
I'hltlp, S. D., on July 22. 1900.
Claimant names as witnesses:
James Mayer, Edward J. WissaMa. Paul
Dabel and Reason Shipley, all of Philip. $. D.
\V. Hall Irons, Register.
Depaitiueut o( the Interior, United States
Land Office at Chamberlain, S. D„ June II,
Notice Is hereby given that Roy K. Bird of
Philip. S. I)., who on January 20, 190K, made
Homestead Entry No. 15249, Serial No. 04,V4,
for ne^«. Section 2N. Tp. In, Range 21e li. H.
Meridian, has tiled notice of Intention to make
final commutation proof to establish claim
to the land above descrllted, before James A.
Uulgg, U. 8. Commissioner, at his office st
Philip, S. I)., on July 22. 1900.
Claimant names as witnesses
Charles H. Webster, Fred Boris, Herman L.
Lawrence and James M. Bennett all of Philip,
S, I). W. Hall Irons, Register,
Departuieut of the Interior, United States
Laud Office at Chamberlain, S. D., June 11.
Notice is hereby given that Myrtle May
Upliam of Philip, 8. D„ who on Dec, 9, 1907,
made Homestead Entry No. 15130, Serial No.
044M0 for nh. seH & nH awH. Section 33, Tp.
In. Range 20e B. H. Meridian, has tiled notice
of Intention to make final commutation proof
to establish claim to the land above described
before James A. Qulgg, U. 8. Commissioner at
his office at Philip. 8. D., on July 20,1909.
Claimant names as witnesses:
William P. Upliam. Harry
Departmeat of the Interior, United Btstss
Land Oflk* at Chamberlain, 8. D., July 0.
Notice Is hereby gtven that M. Estella
Roush, of Phtilp, 8 D., who. on April 3. 1907,
made H. E. No. 13794. Serial No., 04190, for sw«
sec. 21. tp. In. tt. Sle B. H. Meridian, has filed
notice of intention to make final commuta
tion proof, to establish claim to the land
above described, before James A. Qulgg. U.
8. Commissi oner, at his office in Philip. S. D„
Aug. IA 1080.
Claimant names as witnesses:
Frank E. Morrison, fcsster E. Osborne, Os
car Hargeshslmer aad Norvai H. Wyckoff. all
of Philip. & D.
Clark and James M. Bennett, all of Philip, 8
D. W. Hall Irons, Register.
Department of the Interior. United States
Land Office at Chamberlain. 8. D. July 0. 4009.
Notice is hereby given that David W, Roush,
of Philip. 8. I)., who on March 21, 1907, made
H. E. No. 13023. Serial No. 04119, for
neVt, section 20, tp. In. R. 21e B. H. Meridian
has filed notice of Intention to make final com
mutation proof, to establish claim to the land
above described, before James A. Quigg. U
8. Commissioner at his
office In Philip, 8. D„
on August IK. 1900.
Claimant names as witnesses:
Frank E. Morrison, Lester E. Osborne, Os
car Hargeahelmer and Norvai H. Wyckoff, all
of Philip. 8. D.
W. Hall Irons, Register.
W. Hall Irons. Register
Departmeat of the Iaterior, United Statee
LaaiOBei at Ohembsrlata. 8. D* July 0,
Notles Is hereby gtven that Jaaws Clark, of
Philips 8. ft. who oa aeosah«r 7. 1007. made
Wol Wtl, 8snal N«k «Mlt, for ett aoM A
FAHTS FOR THE FARMER
Spring and seeding time are here. You possibly need some ne#
machinery, that you may be able to better handle the season 9
work. We are prepared to supply your wants in the imple
Monitor Double Disc Drills
Are the best on the market
Racine Sattley Wagons and Buggies
De Laval Cream Separators
Than which there is no better
For anything in the line of Heavy and Shelf Hardware, etc., sot
C. E. McLANE
The Hardware Man, Philip, South Dakota
A more complete line of all kinds of building material
than ours cannot be found west of the Big Muddy. It is
worth your while to get our priccs, if you are going to build
or do repair work.
Robertson Lumber Co.
i. -r -t
fete to the
Remember the name ..... We have the price
For 1910 in all the latest designs, shapes, colors. Tin
jSE most complete and up-to-date line of samples that yam
3[ them the next time you are in.
have ever feasted your eyes upoa. Have a look
Review ob Dept.
THE PHILIP LUMBER CO.
Jfow have the largest aad most complete stock
terial ever seen in Philip. Yellow pine, fir and maple floor
ing, Black Hills red cedar and fir shiplap, red cedar and spruce
siding, plenty of drop siding in fir—4x4, 4x6, 6x6, 6x8, 2x4,
2x6, 2*8, 2x10, 2x12 pine or fir ail lengths, 8
different kinds and prices of building paper, including
Klondike blue plaster board, which is absolutely waterproof,
and Congo rubberoid, with a $500 bond behind it, guarantee
ing it for seven years.
today. Everything to finish your house inside.
cement, lime, plaster, etc.
of the beat mixed paint that we are closing
.Tfce 14-month.' Shack is Pawing, and aa the More. Permaaant
Buildings Require Better (foods* WE ARE PREPAR
ING TO SUPPLY THEM
full carload of mill work received
fresh car Colorado
etc., etc. We also have a
Zeaoleuia, or sheep dip.
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