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Castoria. Castoria la an excellent medicine for chil dren. Mother*have repeatedly told mo of its good effect upon their children." liv Monday. Engineers Working Day and Night- Contractors Plenty but Feed an Obstacle. General Manager Ward, of the Duluth Pierre and Black Hills ltuilroad com pany, was found In his office yesterday afternoon, buried to his ears iu corres pondence, maps, profiles and other busi ness pertaining to the big, life-sized undertaking he is conducting. As there has not been much said about this enter prise, that means so much to Pierre, for some time, he was asked to impart what he knew. "I can report good progress this week," he said. "The new line has been sur veyed alout fifteen miles out of Pierre, and now the engineering crow is coming back, and will divide itself and start out over two different routes to see if any improvement can be made over the line as now run. The same is being done by the crew this side of Faulkton coming this way, except that the route is fixed there. They will also endeavor to com plete fifteen miles of the road yet this week so that the graders can be put to work on each end of the liife the fore part of next week, which I am satisfied can bo done. Mr. Tilden is in the field person ally overseeing the work of engineering, and I eo out every day to the camp six miles from the city, where profiles of the road as run are being made each evening after the day's work is done. "You see there is a large amount of work to be seen to, even in getting fifteen miles ready for the graders in so short a time, and all those connected with the survey arc taxed to tiieir utmost both day and night to accomplish it. You can judge of the business in this office by this pile of papers lying here, which is a fail sample of what I liavo to wade through each day. Looking after the details of building a railroad is no small task, as you can judge. "1 have just let five miles ou the Faulk ton end to ltohm-i Hamilton, who will put a large force on the grade at once. This makes thirteen miles let altogether. Considering tlu line from Faulkton is al ready run, everything Is in better shape there, as the engineers have only to set grade stakes. There area large number of contractors wantinor work, and I think the contracts will go at a pretty reason able figure, but there is one serious ob stacle to getting low prices in the high price of horse foed, and old graders will tell you that is an Important matter. We have heaps of detail here that would be of no interest to your readers." Here Mr. Ward unrolled about "steen" rods of checkered strips of paper, showing profiles of the line from Aberdeen to Pierre, with coloring along the lino from the former place to Faulkton, indicating how the engineers arranged it for esti mates to pay the graders over that por tion of the route completed last year. Other interesting documents were brought to light, proving that the general manager had every thing relating to the business under control, and was com petent to guide the enterprise with a steady hand. THINGS LOOKING IIP. 'Mouth Dakota Prospects as Viewed by Gilbert A. Pierce. Minneapolis Tribune: All concerning the weather In What is Castoria Is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil. It Is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd, cures Diarrlinea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves teething troubles, cured constipation and flatulency. Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach and bowels,1 giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas toria is the Children's Panacea—the Mother's Friend. Da. G. C. Osooon, Lowell, Mass. Castoria is the best remedy for children of Which I am acquainted. I hope tlio day is not far distant when mothers will consider the real Interest of their children, and use Castoria in stead of the variousqoack nostrums which are destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium, morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful agents down their throats, thereby sending them to premature glares." Da. J. F. KIKCHZLOI, Conway, Ark. PROGRESS REPORTED General Manager Ward States That Preliminaries an* Heinir Com pleted. Fifteen Miles ol'Koad Out of Pierre and Faulkton Ifeady for Graders reports .. North -ui otf' wa '/a I,. Castoria. Castoria is so well adapted to children that I recommend it assuperiortoany prescriptioij known to me." The Centaur Company, TT Murray Straet, New Tork City. H. A. ABCHEK, M. D., Ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y. Our physicians in the children's depart ment have spoken highly of their experi ence in their outside practice with Castoria and although we only have among or medical supplies what is known as regui. products, yet we are free to confess that the merits of Castoria has won us to look with favor upon it." UHITBD HOSPITAL AND DISPEKSAUT, Boston, Mass SMTO, Pres., and JHoulh Dakota for the past two or three weeks would seem to indicate that the meteorological sigus come from the proper i|imrter of the l-eavenn. .1 n pilar Pliivius has dealt out moisture with a generous hand, vims inak'ing crop prospects all that could be desired at I his particular season. The Dakotas have had a hard session for the past four or live years, in the first place there was .\lr. Cleveland's adminis tration which a filleted new settlers with a gentleman by the naineof Sparks in the general land ofliee. He .made it excessively lively for all men who were struggling to create new houses on the frontier, and added a considerable burden of expense to many of them. Then they weref afflicted with Springer, an Illinois gentleman who happened to hold a seat in congress, and used his position to keep these promising commonwealths out of the union. The election of President Harrison and a Republican house overcame the Springer calamity but during the oast three years there has been a woeful lack of moisture in many parts of the two new states and this agricultural misfortune being attrib uted by some people to a dereliction on the part of the republioan party, it served to seriously disturb political conditions. All reports now indicate that there has been an unusual precipitation of moisture in the form of rain and snow during the past two months, and never since the set tlement of the two states has there been as general a prospect for large crops of cereals as there is today. From the Mis souri river to the Minnesota lino the tain, fall has been abundant, the valleys of the James, the Sioux and the Red rivers hav ing been especially fortunate in this re spect. Information comes from North Dakota that the wheat acreage will be unusually large, and that many farms which have remained uncultivated for tl.ree years past will be sown this spring. The trans-Missouri country both north and south is unfitted for general farming purposes but Its value for the raising of sheep, cattle and horses is now generally understood, and late years have witnessed the introduction of millions of live stock into the western portion of the Dakotas, from the British lino to the Black Hills. With the exception of the mining in terests in the western portion of South Dakota, the" interests of theso two new states arc almost exclusively agricultural. Let us hope that the rainbow of promise that now spans their sky Irotn horizon to horizon will not prove illusive, but that its excellent prospect may reacli full fruitage. No states of the Ameiican union are blessed with *a larger proportion of intelligent people than they. Enterprise thrift, knowledge and energy arc their characteristics, and if the forces of nature can be controlled by human foresight those people will sooner or later conquer a splendid destiny. One assurance of a substantial prosperity they have in the near future is found in the fact that the towns! te boomer has "Folded bio tent liko the Arab And Bllcntly stole awny." He may be found domiciled now in the coast district of the State of Washington or hunting cheap transportation to new fields and pastures green in the wilds of western Texas. The Dakotas have use for every strong arm that seeks their bor ders with the will and the capacity to labor. Millions of untitled acres await the magic touch of labor to contribute their quota toward filling the world's granaries. In those two promising commonwealths there are already an abundance of towns, cities and villages for the use of the prosent generation. The rains of the present spring are sent to encourage the prosecution of productive agriculture. In this alone lies all the prosperity woYth having any where In the Northwest. The land speculator's methods during the "boom period" iu Dakota were invariably more destructive than those of the grass hopper, the hot winds or drouth. Let us hope he has gone with those, never to return to mar the substantial prosperity of our sister states.... _, fife The Weekly .1 $1 FBHK PHKRS a ts book all for tS. one year and ANNUAL STATEMET FOR THE YEAR '"K December SI, BN9- A. D. 1890, of theccndition and affairs of THE HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE CO., Or HAKTTORD, CONK., Attorneys for Service of Process in the State of South Dakota. JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, NAMT. TOWN. COUNTT. First, John M. King, Yankton, Yankton. Second, Win. Holt, SiouxFalls, Minnehaha Third, Chas. E. Daniels, Watertown, Codington. Fourth, A. B. Hagcr, Mitchell, Davison. Fifth, Chas. E. Reed, Aberdeen, Sixth, T. W. Pratt, Pierre, Brown. Hughes. Seventh, John D. Lake, Rapid City, Pennington Eighth, L. C. Miller, Dcadwoou, Lawrcnco. CAPITAL. Amount of Capital Stock actually paid cash $1,250,000.00 PROPERTY OR ASSKTS OF THE COMPANY. Tho value of its real estate is The cash on hand in its office is The cash on deposit in bank is The cash in hands of agents and in course of transmission is Loans on bonds and mortgages, being the first lien on real estate worth double the amount of the sum loaned thereon Stocks and bonds owned by the Com pany, at market value Loaned on collateral security All other sums due the Company Total Assets $024,675.60 2,892.11 363,003.18 641,992.76 1,312,618.07 8,671,667.00 30,000.00 39,767.41 .$0,670,616.13 LIABILITIES. $250,840.46 Amount of losses yet unpaid Whole amount of uuearned premiums on outstanding risks 8,418,340.99 Amount of all other existing claims... 45,000.00 Total Liabilites $2,714 190 45 INCOME DURING THE YEAR 18JH). Whole am't of cash premiums received $3,071,634.75 Whole am't of interest money received 247,403.27 Whole am't of income received from all other sources 20,149.29 Total income $3,3Uy,187.31 EXPENSES DURING THE YEAR 1890. Whole am't of losses paid during the year 1890 $1,687,808.00 Amount of losses paid uponrisks taken in the State of South Dakota Amount of dividends paid during the year 1800 Amount of commissions or brokerage during the year 18W Am't of taxes paid during the year 1890 Ain't fees paid the Auditor of the State of South Dakota, during the year 1890 (including taxes) Whole amount paid for salaries of offi cers and agents during the )tar 1890 Wholvamount of all other expenditures during the year 1890 242,850.00 300,000.00 600.001.85 69,812.60 768.13 201,688.76 Total expenditures $2,899,061.21 RISKS. Gross amount of risks taken duringthe year 1K90.... .... $42,825,960.00 Gross amount of risks taken in the State ofSouth Dakota during theyearl890 1,118,802.00 Whole amount of risks outstanding.. 888,400 706.00 Whole amount of losses incurred dur ing the year 1890, including those claimed and not yet due 1,637 102 33 Whole amount of losses incurred dur ing the year 1890, including those claimed and not yet due, in the State of South Dakota 2 827 29 Nnrnber of Agents in the State of South Dakota 97 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA-Office of State Auditor—Company's Certificate of Authority WHEREAS,the Hartford Fire Insurance Company, a corporation organized under the laws of Connec ticut, has filed in this office a sworn statement ex hibiting its condition and business for the year ending December 81, 1890, conformable to the re quirements 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 iis charter, with cer tificate of organization, in compliance with the re quirements of the insurance laws aforesaid Now, THEREFORE, I, L. C. Taylor, Auditor of the Ssate of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its authorized agents, to transact its appropriate business of fire insurance in this State, according to laws thereof, until the tflst day of December. A. D. 181*1. In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Pierre, this 18th day of (SEAL] March, A. D. 1891, L. C. TAYLOR, Auditor IKIPM publication April 30.1 ANM AL STATISJIISNT For tlie Year Kndliig December 31, A. I. 1X90* Of the condition and nffalrs of the Hartford Llf« and Annuity Inpurancp company, of Hart* ford, orflranlzod u«derthe IBWR of tbe«tAte Amount of capital stock $ Amount of capital stock actually paid iu cash In course of transmission is .. Bank stocks owned by tue com pany Railroad stock* (Stocks and bonds of United States and all other bonds owned by company Miscellaneous stock Accumulated reserve fund of company safety fund dcp*t. deposited with Security com pany, Hartford, trustee Mortuary daims against member ship in force in company's safe ty fund dep*t. not yet due Amount of loans secured by first mortgage on reales«ate Amount ol all other bonds and loane, bow secured) policy loans, Interest Amount of Interest due and un paid 250.000 00 250.000.00 A88ETW OP TUB COMPANY. The value of its real estate 1* .$ Thecat-honlm in it* ofll* Is.. The canh on deposit In bank is.. .. The chfh in hands of apents and 196.864.69 Total liabilities $ 10 1,587,Mi.08 INCOME DUKIHO YEAR 18H0. Amount of net cash premiums re ceived..... 1.812,500.01 Am-11111 of interest rcccivcil from till sources 40 109 yj Amount received from all other sources 8 12".:il Total tncpme .l.SM,(!?. EXPENDITURES DURING YKAlt ISIX) 837,167.55 Amount paid for losses $ Amount of dividends paid to policy holders Amount to stock holders Amount if com issi ns and snl nrles paid agents Am unt raid to olllre for sal aries tind other perquisites Am unt paid for'ta^es Amount of nil other payments and expenditures •10 29S.44 20,000.00 167.621.00 47.870.80 12,970.88 115,401.08 Tota! 1.241,329.15 pendltures $ MISCELLANEOUS. Greatest amount Insured on any one life Whole amount of premiums re ceived in or from the state of South Dakota during the ear 1890............... .. ,, ,,. Amount paid for losses In South akotadurln. the year 1890 Whole number of policies ls«ued durngjear 8,401 Amouut of Insurance effected th reby io,iaaooouu Total amount of risk outstanding.. 78,ai6'ooo'.00 Total awh value of all policies out standing juq u/t nn Number of agents in the sute of Sonth Dakota 0 8TATB OP CONNECTICUT. I «'OUK OF HARTTOKD. above described officer* of add Insurance com pany. H. A. WHITMAN, President. STEPHEN BAI.I« Secretary. Subscribed and "worn to before me this »7th day of January, 1891. [SEAL] ISAIAH RAKER, Notary Public. STATE OP SOP ril DAKOTA—Auditor's Of fice—Insurance Department. I. L. :j. Taylor. Auditor or the State of South Dakota, do hereby cert fy that the above Is a true copy If tho original statement now on flic at tM* office. In witness whereof I hive hereunto set my hand and nfflxed the seal of this otllc« at I'lt-rre this 27th flay of March 1801. Iseal] L. C. TAYLOR, Auditor. STATE OF SOUTH D* KOTA—nfllco of State Auditor— cpartment of Insurance—Com pany's Certificate of Authority. Whereas, The Hartford Life and Annuity In surance company, a corporation organized un the laws of Connecticut, has filed in this of fice aBworn statement exhibiting Its cond tlnn nnd business for the year endlnir December M, 1890. conformable to the requirements of tlie laws of this sta^i reguiatlnir the business of insur ncn and Whereas, The said csmpany has Hied In this office a duly certified copy of its charter, with certificate of organization, in compliance with th« requirements of the insurance law afore said NOW. therefore. I. L. C. Taylor, Auditor of tho State of South Dakota, pursuant to the p- ovHons of said laws, do hereby certify that, the above named company is fully empowered, through its 'authorized agents, to transact its appropriate business of life Insurance in this state, according to laws thereof, until the 31st day of December, A. D. 1891. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto Fet my hand and seal at Pierre, this 27th day of March. A. D. lfflll. LNKAI.] L. (T.TAYLOR, Auditor. (First publication April 16.) ANNUAL STATEJ1KST. For tlie Year $2,827.29 KIMIIIIB 1800, December 31. Of tlie condition and affairs of the Watertown Fire Insurance company, of Wntertown. So th Dukota. organized under the laws of the state of South Dakota, made to the auditor of the state of South Dakota, in pursuance of the laws of said state. President, Arthur C. Mellette: Vice Presi dent, Mark W. Shcafc Secretary, Edward O. Fahnestock: principal ofliee Wntertown, S. Organized or incorporated Nov. 9. 18B». Com menced business Nov. 11. 1886. CAPITAL. Amount of capital stock actually paid In cash 100.000.00 PKOPEItTT OH ASSETS OV THE COMPANY. The value of its real estate Is S 10,000 00 The cash on hand In its office is 055 92 The cash on deposit in bank Is 25,497 93 Tho cash in bands of agents and In course of transmission is 7,861.38 Loans on bonds and mortgages, be ing the first lien on real estate worth double the amount of the sum loaned thereon 65 867 07 Furniture and fixtures -120.09 Hills rtceivuble for premium fMSl.28 Stocks held as collateral security for loans, total carried out »t market ue All other sums due the company!... Total assets hole amount of cash premiums re ceived on policies written in the sl.ite of South Dakota ..J:fl.Srt5.96 Whole amount of Inteiest money received Whole amount of interest money received on loans in the -tate of 1.818 2ft 65.862.92 •J94.91 48 440.00 40.136.00 17.600 00 2.875.00 HC8,117/23 £15,000 00 U59.230.69 65,3*8.81 8,669.64 Total assets $ i,9 9t648.15 LIABILITIES. Amount of losses adjusted but not yet due and amount of IOSSUB unadjusted SM.404.00 Amount of claims for losses re listed :15,000.00 Amount required to s»feiy re insure all outstanding risks 349,510.00 Amount cf nil other existing: claim* against tho com puny 898,828.08 1,209.00 H. A. Whitman. President, and Stephen Ball. Secretary of the Hartford Life and Annuitv In surance tympany, being duly aworn d-pose and sav tli th" furo«(ii:ig is uli. true t:nl cor reot statement of the affairs of said company .that the sad Insoranoe company! a the bona tide owner of aUeast One Hundred Thousand Dollars of actual rash capl.al. Invested iu the state and United States stocks aud bonds, or In bonus and mortgages or real estate un.n,-um bered Ana worth doub 6 the utnouni for which the same is mortgaged, and tbey are tho South Dakota $5,103.84 of Connecticut, made to the nuditrr '-of. the state of 8ou Dakota, In pursuance of the laws of •aid ftnte. President. II. A. Whitman Vice President. W. C. JIllHon: 8ecr?tarj\ Stephen Bill: princi pal office. £10 Asylum St., Hartford, Conn. Attorney fo service of process in the state of South Dakota. B. St» am*. Pierre Organized or incorporated May 1866. Com menced business of life insurance April, 1867. CAPITAL. 22.a50.00 5,370.29 H3,506.96 I.IA11II.IT1KS. Amount of locses yet unpitld $ .%57 55 Amount of claims for looses resisted by tho company 1.150 00 who mnou'tt of umarnt'd premi ums on outstanding rlfks 24*3&MS Total liabilities SM.1W9 73 INCOME MJHINO THE YKAlt IHIX). Whole amount of custi premium* ro- 61,075.18 5,103.84 Total income 60,i 9.02 EXPENSES DUItlNU THE YEAR 1890. Whole amount of IOBSCS paid during the year 1890 $22,279.20 Amount accrued prior to preceding statement -$5158.43 Amount accrued subsequent to pre ceding statement $17,120.77 Amount of losses paid upon risks taken in the state of South Da kota J7.7M.33 Amount of losses accrued prior to preceding statement.. ..$2,815.91 Amount of losses accrued subse quent to preceding statement $5,091.23 Amount paid for cancellation 9.944.25 Amount of dividends paid during the year 1890 6,000.00 Amount of commissions and fees paid to officers and agents during the year 1890 12.113.91 Amount of taxes paid during the year 1890 408.77 Amount of fees paid the auditor of th" state of South Dakota during the year 1890 (not including taxes! 86.00 hole amount paid lor salaries of ollkers and agents during the year l«ip 5.080.00 hole amount of all other expendi tures during the year 1890 3.876.98 Total expenditures $ 59,789.11 KISKS. GroBS amount ot risks taken during the year 1890 $2,386.197.00 Gross amount of risks taken In the state ot South Dakota during the year 1890 $814,7.'M,00 Whole amount of risks oatstanding$2,864,251.00 Whol* amount of losses Incurred during the year 1890, Including those claimed and not yet due.... 19.828.33 Whole amount of losses incurred during the year 1890, including those claimed and not yet due, in the state of South Dakota Number of agents in the state of Souih Dakota 130 S1ATR OF SOUTH DAKOTA, COUNTY OF CODINOTON. F8 5,091.23 Mark W. Sheafe. Vice President, and Edward G. Fahnestock, Secretary of the Watertown Fire Insurance company, of Watertown, south -akota, being duly sworn depose and say that the foregoing Is a full, true and correct state ment of the afTairs of said company that the said insurance company Is the boim-fide owner of at least One Hundred Thousand Dollars of actuul cash capital iuvested Iu the state and United States slocks and bonds, or in bonds and mortgages of real estate unincumbered aud wortu double tlie amount for which the same Is mortgaged, and they are the above de "cribcd officers of said insurance company. MARK W. SHEAFE. Vice President. KUWAHD G. FAIINKSTOCK. Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 27th day of Juuuary, 1891. [SEAL] C1IA11LE8 IlAHMAN, I11 Notary Public. 8.1». State of South Dukota—Auditor's Office—In surance I'epai-'uient. I. C. Taylor, Auditorof the Stale of South Dakota, do hereby certify that the above Is a true copy o' tbe original statement now on tile In this office. witness whereof, I hnve berounto set my hand and ufflxed tbe seal of fills office at. Pierre, this 18th day of March. 1891. [SEAL] L. C. TAYLOIt, Auditor. State ot South Oakotu-Olllco of State Auditor —Department of Insurant e—Company's Cer tificate of Authority. Whereas, The Watertown Hrc Insurance company, a corporation organized under the laws of South Dakota, has filed In this office a sworn statement exhlbitipg its condition and 15,000.00"(-business for the year ending December 81. 1890, conformable to the re ulrements of the lows of this state regulating the business of In surance and 5,000.00 10,198,000.00 Whereas, the said company has filed In this olfioe a duly certified copy of Its charter, with certificate of organization. In compliance with the requirements of the Insurance laws afore said and Whereus. Is necessary to publish this cer tificate and the statement prior to May 1, 1891, therefore this statement is Issued to the com pany named herein to enable It to complete publication according to law if such publica tion Is made prior to May t, 1891, this certificate shall be In full force and effect, otherwise it is mill and void. Now, therefore, I, L. C. Taylor, Auditor of the Suite of South Dakota, pursuant to the pro visions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named copipany. when publication is comploted, will be fully empowered, through its authorized agents, to transact its appropri ate business of nre insurance in this state, ac cordlng to law) thereof, until the Slat day of December, A. D. 1891. In testimony whereof,. I have hereunto set my baud and seal at Pleire, this 18th day of March, A. D. 1891. LSEALI •mjK L. C. TAYLOR, Auditor. «mi/ IS tt [First publication April 9.] ANNUAL RTATEHIENT For tlie Year Ending December Alt A. D. 1800, Of the condition and affairs of tbe Watertown liall Indemnity association, of Watertown, South Dakota, organized under the laws of the state of South Dakota, made to the auditor of tbe state of South Dakota, in pursuance of the laws of said state. President, John F. Brock Secretary,'Aleck Connor principal office, Watertown. Organized or Incorporated Feb. I, 1890. Com menced business Feb. 1, 1893. PHOPERTY oil A8BETH OP THE COMPANY. The cash on hand in its oillec Is $ 158.9ft All other sums due the company, secured notes 7,479.].'! Total assets... $ .•••••..•,7,638.09 LIABILITIES. Amount of money borrowed and remaining unpaid $ 2,000.00 Security given for payment of above, setflired notes .. $7,479.18 Amount of all other existing claims 170.41 Total liabilities $ 2,070.41 INCOME UUHINO THE YEAn 1890. Whole amount of cash premiums received $ 21 505 27 Whole amount of cash premiums rccci%'ed on policies written in tbe state of South Dakota.$22,175.1)8 Whole amount of interest money received 13.00 Whole amount of interest monev received on notes in the state of South Dakota $13.00 Whole amount of ircomo received from all other sources, borrowed on association notes 2.000.00 Totnl Income $ 23.518.27 KXPENHEH milUNO THE YEAK 1890. Whole amount ofilosses paid dur ing th" year 1890 Amount of losses paid upon r'.sks taken in the state of south Da kota $8,488.05 Interest and discounts Office fixture!) Printing and advertising Postage Amount paid banks for collec tions during the year 1690 Amount of commissions to agents during the year 1890 Amount paid special adjusters Amount of fees paid the auditorof the state of South Dakota dur ing tbe year 1890 Whole amount paid for salaries of oflicers and agents during the year 1890 Whole amount of all other ex penditures during the year IK90.. South Dakota 235 STATE ()P -OLTH DAKOTA. I CUKTY OP CODINGTON. 8,438.05 502.99 153. 780.70 629.17 1M8.&5 4,594 44 101.80 5,583.33 2,164.23 Total expenditures $ 23.359 31 ItlSKS. Gross amount of risks tnken dur ing the year 1890 $940,913.92 Gross amount of risks taken in tho state of South Dakota during the year IBS') ....$340,913.92 Whole amount of losses incurred during the j-ear 1890, including those claimed and not yet due. .$ 8,438.On Whole amount of losses Incurred, during the year 1.S90, Including those claimed and not ycldue. ill t'ic state of South Dakota 8,438.05 Number of agents In tlie sti-te of John K. Ilrock, President, and Aleck Connor. Secretary of tie Watertown Hall Indemnity association, being duly sworn depo and say thai the foregoing is it full, true and correri statement "f the afTairs of said company, and that they are the above described officers ol said insurance company. JOHN F. BltOCK. President. ALECK CONNOU, Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 13th day of January, 1S91. [SEAL) HKHUKUT L. SHELDON, Notary Public. South Dakota State of South Dakota—Auditor's Office—In surance Department. I, L. C. Taylor, Auditor of the State of. South Dakota, do hereby certify that tlie above is a true cope of the original statement now on file In this office. In witness wbereof, I have hereunto set my band and affixed tbe se 1 of this office at Pierre this 14thday of March. 1891. LSEAL] L. O. JTAYLOK, Auditor. State of South Dakota—Office of State Auditor —Department of Insurance—Comoany's Cer tificate of Authority. Whereas, The Watertown Hail Indemnity association, a corporation organized under (he laws cf South Dakota has filed in this office sworn statement exhibiting its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 1890, confo-mable to tho requirements of tbe laws of this state regulating the business of nsurance and Whereas, The said company has filed In this office duly certified cop of lis charter, with certificate of organization, in compliance with the retirements of the insurance laws afore said und Whereas, It Is necessary to publish this cer tificate and the statement herewith prior to May 1. 1891. therefore this statement is issued to tbe company named herein to enable it to complete publication according to law if such publication-s made prior to May 1, lt-91, this certificate shall be in full force and effect, otherwise It is null nd void. Now, therefore. I, L. V. Taylor, Auditor of the Stite of -ouih Dakota, puisuant to tbe provl-lons of said laws, do hereby certify that th-- above named company Is fully empowered through Its authorized agents to transact its ap propriate business of ball Insurance in this state, according to law tbereol, nntil the 31st day of December, A. D. 1891. In testimony whereof, I b*ve hereunto set my hand and seal at Pierre, this 24ih day of March. A. D. 1891. LSEAL] L. C. TAVLOR, Auditor. (First publication April 2.) Jlorlgage Sole. Whereas, Default has been made in tbe payment of the principal on tbe money se cured by a mortgage dated the 22nd day of August, A. D. 1889, executed by Charles L. Hyde, of the city of Sioux Falls, In the county of Minnehaha aud Territory ot Dakota, now Slate of South DakotH. to Alexander D. Mar riott. of the City of Pierre, in the County of Hughes, and Territory of Dakota, now 8tate of South Dakota, and which mortgaige was record ed in the office of the regiater of deeds of the county of Hughes, territory of Dakota now state ofSouth Dakotaln book 25 of mortgages ou page 402. on the 23rd dar of August, 1889, at 5.U0 o'clock p. in. and Whereas, no action orproceedings at law or otherwise have been Instituted to recover the debt secured by snld mortgage or any part thereof Whereas. It was stipululed in said mortgage that if default would be made in the payment of any portion of the principal or Interest promptly at the time tho same should become due. or if default be mudc In the payment of the taxes ussessed or to be assessed on said premises before tbe same become deliuqueui, then the whole Bum, both principal aud inter est. at once beuimc due: Whereas, Default has been made iu tbe pay ment of the taxes assessed on said real proper ty as agreed by the said mortgagor in said mortgage and Whereas, The whole amount of tbe principal and interest has become due by reason of such default aud Whereas. The whole amount claimed to be due upon said mortgage.'at the (date of this notice, is tho sum of One Thousand and Sixty lour Dollars and Sixty-nlnei Cents ($1064.69) to wit: $1,000 principal, and $50 Interest, besides the sum of Four (4) Dollars und Sixty-nine (69) Cents fortaxes necessarily paid by Baid mort gagee, Alexander D. Marriott, and lute est aud ten (10) dollars attorney's fees allowed by law. Now, therefore, Notice is hereby given, that by virtue oftbe power of sale contained in said mortgage, and duly recorded as aforesaid, and in pursuance of tbe statutes in such case made and provided, the tald mortgage will be fore* closed by a sale of tbe mortgaged premises therein described, at publlo auction at the front door of the court house in the City of Pierre and County of Hughes and State of South Dakota, on the 16th day of May, 1881, at 4 o'cloek in tbe afternoon of that day. The mortgaged premises are situated in the County of Hughes and State of South Dakota, and are described as follow*, to-wit: The east one-half IE. VO of tbe south west quarter [8. W. of section fifteen  in Township One Hundred Eleven . Range Meridian, containing Eighty  aorcs, more or less, according to government snrvey. Dated at Pierre, South Dakota, this dad day of April, 1891. ALEXANDER D. MARRIOTT, HORNBR A STKWART, Mortgagee. Attorneys for Mortgagee. First publication April 2. tagftg mortgage tele. Whereas, Default bus been made in the pay- ment of the Interest and principal on the mn» ey secured by a mortgage dated the lath ,?£ of October* A. D. 1889, executed bv ton. of the County of'Lake^ind^rrliory 0?% kota, now State of South Dakota »n A -2 Mm rlott, of the County of Cook and 81ate of Illinois, and which mortgage wan recorded in the office of the glster ofTceds of The CbSn fi'SfSSTn.1. Whereas, No action or proceedings at law or otherwise have been Instituted to recove^ hi thereof" '",d ",ort^ par? 1' was stipulated in Sll j,i mr,rtc,,ii,„ that if default would ho made in the payment of any portion of the prlnelpa orP"nt?r0« promptly at the time the same should become due. or If default he made in ih payment of premises beforeTlie'saine becon^'doi^H.'ucnu it^n«£«:r,-:b0,b Pri"C,"ul '•"d W liereas, Default hfis been made In the pay mont of the toxe* »8eeHM i! on *nil real D?OD erty as agreed by the saia mortgagor In said mortgage and Whereas, The whole amount of the Drlnclna! defHul!s amlh"8 t)cc'ome riu' b* re"s«n of such Whereas, The amojnt claimed to be due upon said mortgage, at the date of this notice, is the sum of Nine Hundred and Eighty Dollars aaii Seventeen Cents [$980.17] towltf $825.00 principal, and $97.3i (merest, besides the sum Do"''" and Eirhty-two tSL] Cents for taxeH necpHsurily DRld bv B&tri K- ?arriott' intent a Ten 110] Dollars attorney's fees allowed bylaw. Now therefore. Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of the power of sale contalned in said mortgage, nnd duly recorded as nforesald, and r' pursuance of the statntr-r in such cane made and provided, the said raorttfiige will be fore closed by a sale of the mortgaged premises therein described, at public unction at tbe front, door of the court house in the City of Pierre tuid County of Hughes and State of South Dakota, on the 10th day of Maj. 1891, at 2 o'clock In the afternoon of that day. ^he^mortgaged premises arc situated Whereas, On th« iPtb day of January, i«U, said mortgage and note secured thereby was duly assigned by said E. T. Wilder to Susan R. Nevvcomb, which assignment was duly record ed in tho office of the register ot deeds of said Hughes county on the 7th day of February, A. D. 181*1. in book 05 of mortgages, page 217, Whereas. Default has been made in the pa* ment of the principal sum of Four Hundred dollars named in said mortgage, and Whereas. Default has been made In the pay ment of the taxes assessed on said r«*al prop erty as agreed by tbe said mortgagor in said mortgage and „d *. Of Hugbes and Stnto of L" .If'J. County ... aim Olll (0 III bouth kota. and arc described as follows. towlr: Lots eight (8) and ten (101 in block one hundred and four (101) of WoUs'Second addi tion to the Town, now City, of Pierre, as said lots aire laid down und described in the pint of said addition and recorded in the office of the: register of deeds of Hughes county. Dakota. Dated at Pierre. South Dakota, this 2nd dav of April, A. D. 1891. A. K. MAKIMOTT, IIORNER A STEWART, Mortgagee Attorneys for Mortgagee. 138.50 First publication March 26, mortgage Kale. Whereas, Default has been made In the pay mcut of the principal and interest on the ruoney secured by a mortgage dated the 31st day of December, A. D. \m, executed by Austin M.v Marshall «nd Fannie Marshall, his wife,of tbe County of Hughe*, and Territory of Dakota, to: H. O. rltfttbncK, T. W. Pratt and \V. I. Well man, a* Fiehbaek, Pratt & Wellman.of the^ County of Hughes, and Territory of Dakota, and which mortgage was recorded in the ofllce of tbe register of deed* of the County of Hughes. and State of South Dakota, in book 7 of mort gage deeds, on page ftaa, on the 7tb dav of Jan uary. 1885, at o'clock a. mM and Whereas. No action or proceedings at law or otherwise hav? been Instituted to cover the debt secured by said mortgage or any part therool.and Whereas. It WHS stipulated in said mortgage that if cefault would be made In the payment of any portion of the principal or interest promptly at the time the same should become due, or if deiuult be made in the payment of the tuxes assessed or to be assessed on said 1 premises, before the same become delinquent, hen the whole sum, both principal and interest, at once became due and Whereas, on the Ust day of January, I8S5, said mortgage, with the note secured thereby, was duly assigned by the said umrlgagt to E. T. Wilder, of the County of in the State of Minnesota which assignment was duly recorded in tbe office of the register of. deeds of the said County of Hughes on the 31st day of .January, 18S5, in book 1 of mortgages, on page Vi9, and Whereas, Default has been made In keeping the bolldings in said mortgaged premises in-*o sured as stipulated for In said mortgage and Whereas, The whole amount of the principal and interest has become due by reason of such default, and W'hereas, The amount claimed to be due upon said mortgage, at th* date of this notico, is tbe sum of Five Hundred and Two dollars and sixty-six cents, i$fi03.Gd) to-wit: $400 principal, and interest, besides tho sum of Twenty-eight dollars and thirty cents for taxes necessarily paid by said mortgagee, and Two dollars and eighty cents for necessary In suranee paid by the mortgagee, and Fifty ($50) dollars attorney's fees stipulated for in the said mortgage. Vow, therefore, Notice is hereby given that by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, and duly recorded as aforesaid, and iu pursuance of the statutes in imcb case made aud provided, the said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of tbe mortgaged premises therein described, at public auction to the high est bidder at the front door of tbe court bouse in the City of Pierre, and County of Hughes, and State of South Dakota, on tbe 9th day of May, 1891, at 10 o'clock iu the forenoon of that day. The mortgaged premises are situated in the County of Hughes, in the State of South Dakota, and are described as follows, to-wit: lot numbered eleven (!1), of block numbered sixteeu (16). In Wolls' addition to Pierre, South Dakota, as said lot is described In tbe recorded plat of Bald addition In tbe office of the register of deedB of said couotv, together with ail tbe hereditaments and appurtenances belonging to or in anywise appertaining to said lot and premises. Dated at Pierre. South Dakota, this 20tb day of February. A. D. 1H91. BUS Aw' R. NRWCOMB. Assignee of said Mortgage. LOUING E. GAFFY, Attorney for Asssignee of Mortgage. [First publication April 23.] Foreclovure Notice. To Alfred F. Keed and Anna M. Reed, mort gagors, and Belle D. Stebblne, Laird, Nortou &CO-, and Clarence N. Huwley, junior Incum brancers: Take notice: Default In payment existing on a mortgage dated March 1. 1888. aud record ed March B. 1888. it 3:!*) o'clock p. in., In book S3, page 359, made by Alfred K. Keed and Anna M. Keed (bis wife) to w. W. McDonald, trustee, and ussitrned to Eliza Tabor, and recorded In book 48, pniie 377. on tbe southeast ijuurter of scctlon Ko. six (0). township No. one hundred and twelve (ll-.'). north of range seventy-six ((0i west of the Fifth P. M.. StiiM 75 being due thereon at this date for principal, inter est and taxes. Said mortgage will be foreclosed to sutisfv the amount due. with costs and expenses of sale, and $101 attorney fey. at1 provided in 3nid mortgage, by sale of the said premises at public auction at the front donr of the court house In the City of Pierre, County of llu bee, and State of South Dakota, on the 5tb day of June. 1801. at 2 o'clock p. in., by the sberiit of said county or bis deputy. Dated April 30. 1801. IS AC LINCOLN, 'i Agent for Assignee. CRAWFORD Sc. DELAKD, Attorneys. [First publication April ta Final Proof Notice. Land Ofliee at Pierre, S. D., April 18, 1801.— Notice '.a hereby given that tbe foliowlng-nam ed settler bas filed nottoe of bis intention to make final proof in support of his elaitn, and that said proof will be made before tbe register and receiver of United States land offloe at Pierre, s. I.,June l, 1891, at 10 o'clock a. in., viz: Slgrid West)und, widow of Olof J. Westlund, homestead application No. 10.889, for tbenorth east quarter or section 11, township 113. range 78. She names tbe following witnesses to prove her oontlnnous resldenoe upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Carl Krlk Ek, Aron M. Carl son, Hven Frisk, Jobn Sundherg, all of Pierre, B. D. L. H. BAIUT, Usgister. First publication April 9. Contest NoUee. United States Land Ofliee, Pierre, 8. D., April 3,1801. Complaint having been made at this offloe br Arthur L. Carter against Frank W. Cross, fcr abandoning his homestead entry No. .13,701. dated Mini 11,1889, upon the southwest quar ter of section 17, township 111, range 79. in Ilugbes county, South Dakota, with ti view to tbe oanceilatlou of sutd entry, »he said parties are hereby summoned to appear at tbls offloe on the Bth day of Hay, 1801. at 10 o'clock a. m., to respond and furnish testimony concerning said.... alleged abandonment. Publication ordered in the Pierre Weekly FREE PRESS. S 4 A I V-v Ma".' I 1 Register.