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HOT SPRINGS 8TAU.
JFHCIAl I'APElt ol CITY AND C0U5H. '•JTEKY.S OK T!1K Wli CKLY S'l A K. SI.SO A YEAR !W ADVA.'UM-:. Otherwise us Koil-iws: One "¥erxr Six Mouths $1.1'' Three Months, "0 cciils. The rtTAU is published every Friday. I MHWSV couuntiniciU i( (lis. and toO'il fiivs items. ure cordially *o!i:-itrd. •I. A. srANI.i:Y. Publisher. Kutoroil at the Hot Spriuirs pnstuKii-o as 8 ioond-eiass matter. Th«* IN AFivc. All v.':d I-M.M'S iln-ir lii'ihii'S and cmr.c 1o ?ii-Iii-v in. lln'in. To l!l nf US :issisl: ins t!u 1 ivni ict:s tiiry Ws-iv nol In• IV ln-'S iIi:11 ilie.V ap pear to llh' iiitii!•!-. 1 ml ijui! lmiii: n. Kvcl'.v imir'i- \\wy i.i.nlc. every every trii-k lliey I :11 wi knew l!l: 1 I• 1 lln iv .-.-.n t'nr It. Kipling si'iv.Us ol" tli" marine engine as the most sons' ivo tiling 111:111 ever invented. There's a Borl. of eiild, lifeless, tlum.Lrli admirable, precision in a telesi-ope and a line re gard for details in a phonograph, lint the marine engine is alive it strains JUMI labors desperately, it groans with rheumatism in its joints, screams with the pain of ti^'lit hearings, stajr^ers iind plunges ajrainst the oncoming s*:is, gets out of breath anil runs away with its lf, trombliiiK like a frightened horse.—Kcnjumin KrooUs in Seribtier's. (illlriuK Effrontery. Unol( Absalom Ashb.v was much given to retailing old and hackneyed Jokes. An aciiuaintanco of his, think ing to cure him of his practice, one day Rave liim is copy of "Joe Miller's .Test Hook." wili. the remark that he "might find something new in it." The next time he met the old gentle man lie asked him. "Well, uncle, what do you thir.k of that book 1 gave you tile other day V" "I don't know who that 'ere .Toe Mil ler is," indignantly responded Uncle Absalom, "but I do know he's a thief. He's got hold of a lot of my best sto ries and printed 'em, cousarn him!" rii'Ht CPIISIIN Ways. The original schedules of the (irst census are now contained in twenty six bound volumes, preserved in the Interior department. For the most part the headings of the schedules were written in by hand. Indeed, up to and including 1X20 the assistant marshals generally used such paper as they happened to have, ruling it, writ ing in the headings and binding the sheets together themselves. In some cases merchants' account paper was used, and now and then the schedules were hound inside of a newspaper.— W. K. Merrifim in Century. Ca« Tour iportnultIeH. Today is the time to pursue fortune. The hour at hand is the one to make use of and the chances within our J5TSISP—those we should seize. "To morrow" is never here, and putting off the good we may have for a question able future is not the best wisdom. Therefore, use today. Ho the kindness before you, the duty nearest you, and tomorrow will take care of itself. TurniiiK Kiixt to (iooil A«1 vnntnjrc. A Hessian lieutenant of the name of Ludwig von Siegen noticed the effect of the dew upon his gun barrel, which had become rusted from the dampness. Some time after he experimented upon the discovery and obtained what is -now known as inezzotinto. In the year he engraved a portrait of Princess Amelia of llcsse by its application. TI1011 (lie Chase Ui'Ktin, "Phrase let me pass," said the tramp, **so that 1 may speak to your mistress. I'm hungry, my trousers are beginning to fray, ami I'm eager to get a little help." "And I," interrupted the bulldog, get ting into action, "am hungry and eager for the fruy."—Philadelphia Press. Load 1'roft-KNlunn. Uncle Reuben says: "1 want to grow «M widont growin' cynical, but I neb ber hour a man begin to talk 'bout his conscience un' his duty widout lociiln' to see fiow much cotton he has mixed Wld de wools'—Detroit Free Press. The average man is so helpless in picking out what belongs to Mm that It Is a constant surprise to his wife that he doesn't appear In her clothes.— Atchison Globe. Upholstering and TOiLET TIPS. fv.eet almond oil ruMied into tlio hands will keep them soft. An invigorating tonic bath is pre pared by soaking several sli:-s of lem on or limes in the bath water for an hour, then adding a handful of bran. Varnish stains 011 the hands should be rubbed with a little methylated spirit, then .viped dry and iinally washed thorv-ighly with soap and wa ter. A little cold cream put on with a face rag or soft cloth is a good substitute for soap and water. It keeps the skin smooth and soft, at the same time cleansing it effectively. For a mouth wash take a teaspoon ful of powered borax and a tabjespoon fill of pure glycerin and add cold wa ter. Keep covered, and it will last for several days, when it may lie rent-wed. T'se every morning before brushing the teeth. Rinsing the face and hands thor oughly after washing is quite as im portant as the washing itself, if the people who make beauty a study are to be believed. The soap must be got out of the pores or it will roughen and dry the skin and often aggravate the tendency to blackheads. A Clean Sink. When I lirst set up housekeeping, I resolved to have a sink that was "clean enough to eat out of," says a writer in Good Housekeeping. At first this seemed almost impossible, because of the soot from the kettles and the scraps from the dishwater. But I bought two wire meat racks, a funnel which fitted exactly Into the drain and a strainer which litted exactly into the funnel. The strainer should be of tin, as the wire gauze is too fine and does not wear well. The meat racks should have little legs at the corners which keep them well above the surface of the sink. All ilie pots, kettles, etc., even to the dislipan. are set en these gratings, and all the dishwater is poured into the strainer when the dish es are done. I empty the scraps from the strainer, and with a fresh pan of hot water I rinse off the grates and the funnel, wipe them, tip my water in the sink, and with a few strokes of a small brusiii the sink is immaculate. A Laundry Convenience. A rather stilt' brush about four and a half inches long, without counting the length of the handle, and two or three Inches wide is a convenient article in the laundry outfit. Corsets and flan nels are much more easily scrubbed clean with a brush than rubbed clean on a board. Flannels of pure wool which are not rubbed, but scrubbed with a brush, using water softened with ammonia or borax and a white nonresinous soap, will not shrink and grow hard if they are dried 011 a firm wooden frame, ltubbing all wool flan nel 011 a board causes the ultimate spiral fibers of the wool to become en tangled and shrink. This cannot hap pen when a flannel is scrubbed with a brush. The dirt is also more easily re moved from the interstices of the cloth by using the brush. Hard water and resinous brown soaps cause flaunel to be hard. Do Not Wear What Is Unbecoming. It is quite absurd to wear what is fashionable, but unbecoming. The first duty of a woman in dress is to look well, and it does not come within her obligation to be a mere block for the display of her dressmaker's inventions. The modistes, the manufacturers and the tradesmen are responsible for a constant change of fashions in order to keep their business successful, but it is 110 part of a lady's duty to devote her self to their encouragement. Indeed, the best born of her sex, as a rule (for there are exceptions to every rule), keep to one style of clothes and modes which suit them and change them only a little as the time goes 011. Set tbc Bed Anay From the Wall. Where shall we set the bed? Away from the wall and so arranged that we may go all around it without moving for health's sake and convenience In making. Physicians tell us that It Is very unhealthy to sleep near the wall, on account of dampness for one thing, and another tiling more serious is that one's breath Is thrown back to be in haled again. An instance is related where a severe morning headache was cured permanently by simply moving the bed from near the wall Into the middle of the room. State Certificate. Examination held in the court house Hot Springs, S. D„ June 5 and 6, 1003. MAY RICH, CO. N E W A N E S S FOR SALE AND REPAIRING DONE CARL PETERSON River Avenue, First Door South of Union Hotel Supt. Repairing OF ALL KINDS OF FURNITURE NEATLY AND PROMPTLY DONE WE WILL CELEBRATE Hot Springs 1'iro Ho.vs are lMamim to it Uijrht•-Liberal Purses* are OilVr* cl for Sports. The Fire Department hp.s taken held of the matter of the proper observance of ludc-pendence day iu earned. Whilrt the plans are not fully com pleted the following has been thus far arranged as the FROORAM I-'OR THE OCCASIONS S •LI L.Y -1. 0 a. ru.—Parade. 10 a. m.—Oration. 11:30 a. m.-»Biiiii Concert at I'and Stand. l'2 m.—Dinner. 1:.'W p. m. Band Concert. p. m.—Foot Mace, free for all lirst prize 815 second 85. 2:15 p. m.—Hook and Ladder climb ing contest^ 250 yard run, best time 650.00 second 815. Threo compauks to enter. .'5 p. m.—Boys race first prize S5.C3 second 82.00. 3:15 p. m.—Hub and hub race, 250 yards, prize 8100.00. 4 p. m.—Sack Race, prize 85.00. 4:1)0 p. m.—Greased pig—The pig is yours if you hold him. 5 p. m.—Water fight, run 100 yards, lay 250 feet of hose, break coupling, fight for position. This the only con test that the Hot Springs Fire Depart ment will take any part in. Prize Beef issue to 200 indians immediately after the water fight. p. m.—Supper. 7:30 p. m.—Band concert. 8:30 p. m.—Fireworks. Bowery Dance all day and night. JULY 5. S 2:30 p. m.—Band Concert. 3 p. m.—Base Ball prize 8100.00. JULY 6. 10 a. m.—Free for all horse race, li mile 840 lirst prize, 810 second. 11 a. m.—Pony race, 300 yards, 815 first prize, 85 second. 2 p. m.—Swimming race, tub race, long dive, at the plunge baths. HOT SPRINGS. Of this charming all-the-year-round resort Rand-McXally's Official Rail road Guide has the following notice throughout the year: Hot Springs, county seat of Fall River county, So. Dak.—In the Black Hill district, about 90 miles south of Deadwood. Population, 1,423 during summer season population averages 3,000. Railroads,—Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Burlington Route, same depot. Business Interests varied. Surrounded by a fertile farm ing and grazing region, which is large ly devoted to sheep and cattle raising. Has productive gold and silver mines near by. Hot Springs is rapidly grow ing in importance as a health and pleasure resort. Has beautiful moun tain scenery on all sides, with every facility for bathing and out-of-door sports its elevation, 3,450 above tide water, and proximity to extensive pine forests, preserves a remarkably dry and equable climate and the excellent quality of the thermal waters of its eight springs, have gained for it much favor from tourists and persons afflict ed with rheumatism, asthma, hay fev er, nervous prostration, gout, disorders of the stomach, kidneys, liver and skin, chronic aud venereal diseases. Fall River, Cheyenne Falls, Wind Cave and other features of interest in the vicini fey. Leading newspaper, "STAR." Hot Springs Has Two banks. Six churches. Electric lights. Two railroads. Two newspapers. Fine bath houses. Telephone system. Charming scenery. Black Hills College. State Soldiers' Home. An altitude of 3,440 feet. Medicinal warm springs. Fine waterworks system. Finest hotels in the west. Two elegant plunge baths. Numerous secret societies. Beautiful stone public school bnild ing. A National Park just on outskirts of city. The best all-year-round climate to be found. Gypsum mills and inexhaustable quarries of gypsum. The finest stock region in the world surrounding the city. Finest stone blocks of any town of its size in the United States. Nationrl Sanitarium for Old Soldiers (located by Congress in 1902.) Population of about 2,000 and is the county seat of Fall River county. Wonderful Wind Cave 12 miles dis tant.—Owned by the Government. Last Notice to Owners of Stock* All stock found running at large in the corporate limits of Hot Springs after May the first, 1903, will be im pounded and owners will be required to pay the full penalty as prescribed by ordinance for same. The trees on the streets that have been planted by the city and and citizens to beautify the town must be protected. The ordinance in regard to the preserva tion of trees will be strictly enforced in the future. A. S. STEWART, Mayor. Teachers. It will be necessary for the county superintendent to hold the required examination for teachers' certificates June 5 and C, 1903. Therefore no ex amination at close of institute. Held in court house at Hot Springs, S. Dak. a MAY RICH, 5 County Superintendent. Notices. PETITION roll LETTERS OF ADMIXES A TKATIOX. State of South Dakota, County of l-VJl Kiver. in Comity Court. May Term. lt'O ?. The State of South IJjiIvOtji siiiuls Greeting. in the matter ol' tlio est at of W. 11. iiti t'luman. defeased. T.i the heirs at law and next of Uin of \V. IT, l^ueiiunan, deceased, and to all whom these presents may come. Notice is hereby (riven. That Noah M. Ilovey lias lile.l with the.Jiulfreoi'thisCourt, a |etitioii praying for letters of administra tion of tho eslate of \V. II. Buchanan, de ceased, and tliat Saturday, the l:ltii. .lay of •June. A. I). I'm:!, at 111 o'clock a. 111. lieinira day of a regular term of this court, to-wit: oT 1 lie .lune term. at the Clerk of Courts office in the Court House in Hot Springs, in said County, lias been set for heariiifr said pel it ion, wh.m and when? any person interested may show cause v. hy the said petition should not lie granted. Hated at Hot. Springs. S. li.. this Slrd .lay of .May. T.'uS. W. H. Wii.sox, .1 udj.'0 of tlio County Court. S. li. WlIiSON. Attorney for \Vtitioner. First puli May 2!1 East .11111." 1- NOT!.'!-: OK llHU.-ESU I'liTITION IfOit of A.liiiinisli'Mli.m. Still!' .if Hoiilh l):ikei.'i, unity nf Full Ttiver. In (.'tunny ('nurt. May, lilOli, term. In tin: 111 uiI.• nf tin .'stute of I'. J. OWeitl, ik Cl'il^t'll. Tlif Shitt* of Soutii Dakota Rends pri'i'tinn. t» lieirn lit law inn, next of kin nf 1'. J. O'Neill, .If ceased., :uul to all to whom these presents IIKIV I'.imi'. No'ire is hereby given tlint Owen O'Neill lias lile.l with the jt:d_re or this court a petiti'iti ])i':iy injr for I..'tiers III' Administration nf the eslate of I'. .1. O'Neill, deceased, and that. Saturday, the 2flth .lay of June, ]!IIJ i. ut 1(1 o'clock, n. m., of eaEl day, bfilijr a day of a regular term of this court, to-wit: of I lie June. 1»M, term, at the Clerk of Conns' nllice, in the Court IIouso In the city of lint Sprim s, county of Kali Kiver, lias been set for hoarinj said petition, when and where any person interested may appear and show reason why the sni.l petiliou should not be granted. Dated at Hot hnrin^s. this 1st day of Julie, A. D., 11103. W. II. Wi«oJf. NOTICE Judge of the Cotmtv Court. S. E. WILSON, Attorney for Petitioner, OF SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS. To the Stockholders of the Alc-Sar-Ben Gold Mining Company: You are hereby notified that a special meeting of the stockholders of the Ak-Sur Heti Gold Mining Company has been called to be held on Saturday the 11th day of July, 1(103. nt 2 o'clock p. in on suid day, at the office of the company in Hot Springs, South Dakota, for the purpose of voting for or against the following amendments to the Articles of In corporation of the Ak-Sar-Hen Gold Mining Company, viz: That the first section of said articles, reading: FIHST—1"The name of the corporation shall be The Ak-Sar-Hen Gold Mining Company" shall be amended to read as follows: FIHST—"The name of tiiis corporation shall be the Reliance Gold Mining Company.'' That the second section of said Articles, reading: SECOND—"The purpose for which this Cor poration is formed is to buy, sell, lease and develop mining properties: also to buy. sell, barter: exchange and deal generally in mining stocks also to build, buy. lease anil operate smelters, reduction works and to buy sell and deal generally iu ores and prccious metals and to do generally a mining and brokerage business in all parts of the-United States," shall be amended to read as follows: SECOND—"The purposes for which this cor poration is formed is to buy. locate, lease and otherwise acquire, own and possess, and to soil. 1-use. mortgage or otherwise dispose of. aud to operate mines, lodes, mining locations and claims, water anil water rights anil water locations and to build, construct, maintain and operate mills, smelters, refineries of mis description or character for the treatment, smelting, cyanidiug and reduction of ores nnd minerals, to build, construct, maintain und operate llumes, ditches and other appli ances for the use and maintenance of water and water rights, and to do all other acts necessary in connection with the mining of precious metals."' That the third section of said Articles, read ing: THIKD—"The place where the principal busi ness of this corporation shall be transacted is Hot Springs, iu the County of Fall Kiver, State of South Dakota, but branch offices may be located at Deadwood, South Dakota and Omaha. Nebr.,'° shall be amended to read as follows: THIKD—'"The place where the principal business of this corporation shall be trans acted is the (Jity of Deadwood, in the County of Lawrence, State of South Dakota, but. a branch otiice may be located at Minneapolis, in the State of Minnesota." That the sixth section of said articles reading: SIXTH—"The amount of the capital stock of this corporation shall be and is one million, live hundred thousand dollars, divided into one million, five hundred thousand shures of the par value of one dollar each." shall be amended to read as follows: SIXTH—"The amount of the capital stock of this corporation shall be and is live million dollars, divided into five million shares of the par value of S1.00 each." Dated llot Springs, South Dakota, this 8th day of May. I'.IUS. Hy order of the Hoard of Directors. C. W. HRINSTAD. Secretary. S. E. OLSON. President. First pub May 15 I.ast June 5 Ty^OTICE TO CREDITORS. Estate of Geo. W. Thackery, Deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, administrator of the estate of George AY. Thackeray, deceased, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this notice, to the said admin istrator. at the office of the adjutant in the State Soldier's Home in Hot Springs, S. 0. LEVI D. SMITH, Administrator. First publication May 8. TIMBER CULTURE, FINAL PROOF.-NO TICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, United States Land Office. Rapid City, S. D., April i!0,1903. Notice is hereby given that LYDIA PETTEGREW, one of the heirs for ail the hers of David A. Pettegrew. deceased, Fremont, Neb., has filed notice of intention to make final proof before Clerk of the Circuit Court for Fall River county, at his office in Hot Springs, S. on the 8th day of June, 1903. on timber culture application No. 2632, for the S!4 NW!i. W'/j SWH of section No. 25, in township No. 11 S, range No. 6 E.. B. H. M. She names as witnesses: Ernest J. Pettegrew, of Oelrichs, S. D., George Breitinger, of Chadron, Neb., F. C. Plantz, of Hay Springs, Neb., August Mathewig. of Oelrichs, S. D. GEO. P. BENNETT, Register. Firsi pub April 24. gUMMONS. In the Circuit Court of Fall River County, South Dakota. Henry C. Andrews, Plaintiff against George H- Worthington, Defendant I The State of South Dakota sends greeting: To the above named Defendant: You are hereby Summoned and required to answer the complaint of the ebove named plaintiif, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, »ud to serve a copy of your answer on the subscriber at his office in the City of Hot Springs, in Fall River County, State of South Dakota, within thirty days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of such service, aud if you fail to answer this complaint within that time, the plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief demand ed in the complaint. Dated at Hot Springs, South Dakota, March 6th, 11103. LOOMIS S. CULL, Attorney for Plaintiff. To the above named defendant: You are hereby notified that the complaint in the above entitled action was filed in the office of the Clerk of the above named Court in Hot Springs. South Dakota, on April 17th, l'JOS. and that this Summons is served upon you by publication thereof by authority of an order obtained from the Judge of the above named court on March 16th, 1003. LOOMIS S. CULL, Attorney for Plaintiff above nanted. First pub April 24th Teachers' Institute. Convenes June 2 to 12, 1903, in tbe public school bnilding, Hot Springs, S. Dak. Tbe law excuses no teacher with a valid reason., MAY RICH, CO. Supt. ANNUAL, STATEMENT For the year ending Dec. 31, A. D. 1902, of the condition of the Organized under the laws of the State of Illinois, made to the commissioner of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, I pursuant to the laws of said state. President, J. W. White, Beneficiary Committee. Secretary, Miss Myrtle E. I Dade. Incorporated March 21, 1805. Commenced business March 21. lS'JD. Principal office. Beneficiary Depart ment, Rock Island. 111. BALANCE SHEET. Amount of net or Invested assets I Dec. 31 of pre vious yeat $73,370.48 INCOME DURING EAR. Gross amount of membership fees required or represented by applications without de duction $12,318.00 Assessments, mortuary 3UU.024.45 Interest 1,412.2. Cash received from all other sources 837.02 Total income $3S4,^72.U2 DISBURSEMENTS DURING YEAR. Losses and claims (detailed schedule filed 300.00 Advance payments returned to rejected applicants 110.45 Salaries of ofllcers other compensation of officers.... 3,300,00 Salaries and other compen sation of office employes.... 5,551.20 Medical examiner's i?es, whether paid direct by mem bers or otherwise 551.G2 Rent, advertising and print ins 2,132.55 All other items 4,055.23 Total disbursements $379,010.11 NET Oil INVESTED ASSETS. Cash deposits In banks, less checks drawn but unpaid.. $78,032.97 Total net or invested as sets $78,032.97 NON-INVESTED ASSETS. Furniture $1,195.38 Total non-invested assets... $1,195.38 I CONTINGENT MORTUARY ASSETS (OR RESOURCES.) I Mortuary assessments, called and not yet due $43,000.00 Total due from members .. $43,000.00 CONTINGENT MORTUARY/ LIABIL ITIES. Losses in process of adjust ment (number of claims)... $30,000.00 Losses resisted (number of claims 7,000.00 Total contingent mortu ary liabilities $37,000.00 EXHIBIT OP POLICIES. Number of policies In force Dec, 31, 1902 69,812 Amount of insurance Dec. 31. 1902 $70,055,000.00 COMPANY'S STATEMENT OF BUSI NESS TRANSACTED IN THE STATE NESS TRANSACTED IN THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DURING THE YEAR. Number of members Dec. 81, 1902 1,573 Amount of Insurance Dec. 31, 1902 $1,S03,500.00 Assessment receipts 1902.... 8,804.25 Losses paid 1902 7,000.00 ASSESSMENT. STATE OF ILLINOIS, County of Rock Island—ss. ... J. W. White, C. W. Hawes and J. G. Johnson, President, and Myrtle E. Dade, Secretary of the Royal Neighbors of America, being duly sworn, depose and say, and each for himself says, that they are the above described officers of the said Royal Neighbors of America, and that on the thirty-first day of December last all of the foregoing described assets •were the absolute property of the said Royal Neighbors of America, free and clear from any liens and claims thereon, except as hereinbefore stated and that the foregoing statement with the sched ules and explanations hereunto annexed. Is a full and correct exhibit of all the liabilities, and of the Income and dis bursements, and of the general condition and affairs of the said Society on the said thirty-first day of December last, and for the year ending on that day and that all the items, facts and answers therein written are fairly and correctly stated as given, without evasion or re version. J. W. WHITE, Chm. Ben. Com. C. W. HAWES, J. G. JOHNSON, MYRTLE E. DADE, Ben. Recorder. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 20th day of February, A. D. 1903. (Notorial Seal) J. F. MUNGER, Notary Public. STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, Insurance Department. I, H. C. Shober, Commissioner of Insur ance of the State of South Dakota, do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the original Statement now on file at this office. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this Office at Pierre, this 20th day of April, 1903. (Seal) H. C. SHOBER, Commisrioner of Insurance. THE STATE Of SOUTH DAKOTA, Department of Insurance. Company's Certificate of Authority. Whereas, The Royal Neighbors of America, a corporation organized under the laws of Illinois, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibiting its condi tion and business for the year, ending December 31, 1902, oonformable 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 charter, with certificate of organization, in compliance with the requirements of the insurance law aforesaid: Now, Therefore, I, H. C. Shober, Com missioner of Insurance of the State of Bouth Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company Is fully empow ered through its authorized agents to transact its appropriate business of Fra ternal Life Insurance In this State, ac cording to laws thereof, until tbe 31st day Of December, A. D. 1903. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto •et my hand and seal at Pierre, this 8th day of April, A. D. 1908. (Seal) H. C. SHOBER, Commissioner of Insurance. Male Ynmig Again. "One of Dr. King's New Life Pills each nigbt for two weeks has put me in my 'teens' again," writes D. H. Turner of Dempseytown, Pa. They're the best in tbe world for liver, stomach and bowels. Purely vegetable. Never gripe. Only 25c, at Hargens' drugstore. Special Reduced Excursion Rates Will be in effect from all points on the Chicago & North-Western Railway for the occasions named below: Indianapolis, Ind.,June 9th to 14t,h., Travelers' Protectective Associa tion. Indianapolis, Ind., June 17th to 24th., Modern Woodmen of America. Boston, July 6th to 10th., National Educational Association. Saratoga Springs, N. Y., July 7th to 10th., Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Denver, July 9th to 13th., United Christian Endeavor. Detroit, Mich., July 16th to 19th., Epworth League. Baltimore, Md., July 2lst to 23d., B. P. O. E. San Francisco, August 17th to 22d., G. A. R. meeting. Baltimore, Md., Sept. 21st to 26th., Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F. For further information as to rates, dates of sale, etc., of these or other occasions, call upon the ticket agent of the North-Western Line. ANNUAL STATEMENT For the year ending December 31st, A. D. 1B02, of the condition of the Royal Neighbors of America, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspec tion and Insurance Company, Organized under the laws of the State ol Connecticut, made to the Insurance Commissioner of the State of South Da ltota. pursuant to the laws of said state. President, J. M. Allen. First Vice Pres ident, W. B. Franklin. Secretary, J. B. Pierce. Incorporated June, 1800. Com menced business October, 186C. Home office, 650 Main street, Hartford. I. CAPITAL STOCK. Amount of capital stock paid up in cash $u00,000.00 Amount of capital subscribed oOO,000.00 Amount of net ledger assets, December 31st of previous year $2,406,2S1.U9 II. INCOME DURING YEAR. Net cash actually received for premiums $1,224,011.3 Interest 117,003.65 Rents 1,115.01 Profit on ledger assets ae tuallv sold during the year over cost 23,812.51« Income from all other sources. 3,670.85 Total income during the year, In cash $1,371,700.39 Sum $3,807,988.08: III. DISBURSEMENTS DURING THE YEAR. Net amount paid for matured claims other than weekly in damnlty $10S,1C4.9G To stockholders for interest on dividends 00,000.00: -. Commission to agents 311,918.81 Salaries, traveling and all ex penses of agents nnd agen cies not on commission ac count 140,330.46 L-: Inspection 453,538.90 Salaries and all other com pensation of officers and home office employes 58,400.00 Taxes, insurance department fees and agents and munic ipal licenses 40,819.89 Rent 5,312.50 Legal and real estate ex penses 1,462.59L Furniture and fixtures, ad vertising, printing and sta tionery 30,048.75 Losses on real estate, etc 4,011.87 All other items 1,896.62 Total disbursements $1,227,905.35 Balance 2,040,082.73. IV. ASSETS. Book value of real estate un incumbered $24,450.00 Loans on mortgage on real estate 598,220.00 Book value of bonds and stocks owned 1,801,426.53 Cash in company's office ll,493.8o Cash deposited in banks 114.492.85 Total net ledger assets $2,640,082.73 Other or non-ledger assets: Interest due and accrued on mortgages $15,337.91 Market value of bonds and stocks ovor book value 140.478.47 Ne't premiums In course of collection, to wit: Steafh boiler 313,692.19: Total assets $3,109,591.30 V. NON-LEDGER LIABILITIES. Claims in process of adjust ment $73,322.65 Premiums upon all unexpired risks, running one year or less 53,801.78 Premiums upon all unexpired risks, running more than one year 1,741,119.13 Total amount of all liabil ities, except capital stock..$1,808,333 50: Joint stock capital actually paid up in cash 500,000.00 Surplus bevond capital and other liabilities 741,257.74 Aggregate amount of all liabilities, including paid up capita! stock and net surplus $3,109,591.80 VI. RISKS. Risks outstanding at the date of preceding state ment $352,000,960.00 Risks written or renewed since preceding statement. 157,361,899.00 Total risks $509,302,859.00 Risks cancelled and expired during the year 121,925,237.00 BUSINESS IN THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DURING THE YEAR 1902. Risks written ¥300,903.00 Premiums received 3,534.36 Losses paid Nil Losses incurred Nil Amount at ri.vk "nd of year.. $820,303.00 STATE OF CONNECTICUT, County of Hartford—ss. J. M. Allen. President, and J. B. Pierce, Secretary, of the Hartford Bte« /n Boiler Inspection and Insurance company, being duly sworn, depose and say, and each for himself says, t'hat they are the above de scribed officers of the said company, and that'on the thirty-first day of December, last, all of the above described assets were the absolute property of the said company, free and clear from any liens or claims thereon, except as above s'ftted, and that the foregoing statement, with the schedules and explanations hereunto annexed and by them subscribed, are a full and correct exhibit of all the assets, liabilities, income and expenditures and of the general condition and affairs of said company on the said thirty-first day of December, last, and for the year end ing on that day, according to the best of their information, knowledge and belief respectively. J. M. ALLEN, President. J. B. PIERCE, Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of January, 1909. (Seal.) LOUIS F. MIDDLBBROO& STATE OP SOUTH DAKOTA, Insurance Department. I, H. C. Shober, Commissioner of In surance of the State of South Dakota, do hereby certify that the above is a true oopy of the original statement now on file at this office. In witness whereof. I have hereunto aet my hand and affixed the seal of this of fice at Pierre, this 14th day of April, 1903. (Seal.) H. C. SHOBER, Commissioner of Insurance. THE STATE OP SOUTH DAKOTA. Department of Insurance. Company's Certificate ef Authority. Whereas, The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, a cor poration organized under the laws of Connecticut, has filed in this office a •worn statement exhibiting its condition and business for the year ending Decern her 81, 1902, conformable to the require ments of the law* of this state regulating 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 or the insurance law aforesaid Now. therefore, I, H. C. Shober, Com missioner of Insurance of tbe 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 authorized agents to goiler ansact its appropriate business of Steam Insurance in this state, according to the laws thereof, until the thirty-first day of 'December, A. D. 1908. In testimony whereof, I hav« hereunto sat my hand and seal at Pierre, this 86th day of January. A. D. 1903. (Seal.) H. C. SHOBER, Commissioner of Insurance. Mor« Low Kates The Burlington will sell round trip tickets as follows San Francisco and return, 850.50, July 1 to 10. Los Angeles and return, 850.50, July 1 to 10. ^San Diego and return, 850.50, July 1 Ask ticket agent for particulars. 10 No good health unless the kidneys are sound. Foley's Kidney Cure makes the kidneys right. Sold by E. Hargens.