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Jt PLEADS (IIS CASE GEORGE W. EGAN DISBARRED AT TORNEY PETITIONS FOR REINSTATEMENT MAKESAPOLOGY TOCOURT Claims Criticisms of the Court Were Made in Heat of Anger With out Regard to Public Estimate of Same Hienre—-Telling the court that it the apology contained in the docu ment he prepared was not suffi cient, that he would take further steps to convince it of his sincere purpose, George W. Egan Sioux Falls, defeated candidate for gov ernor at the hands of the republi can voters at the recent primaries, and who for nearly two years has been disbarred from practicing as an attorney in the courts of South Dako ta, appeared before the supreme judges in this city today, seeking to be allowed to continue in his profes sion. In asking to be re-instated Mr. Egan read his apology to the court, and then offered some little further pleas (or himself, he appearing as his own attorney, He said that if the matter contained in the document presented was insufficient that he would be will ing to make amendments as the court desired, adding that no person whom he had ever served as an attorney has ever complained of his acts as their representative. In ans-.'er to an interrogation by Presiding Judge Whiting, Egan de clared that he had made his criti cisms of the court in the heat o£ an ger, "and in cooler deliberation and considering the other side of the case it grew upon me that the court could conscientiously decide as it did on the testimony and record before them." The possible effect of the statements on the public was not considered in making the charges. They were made on impulse and effects were not conr sidered. Mr. Egan was admitted to practice in this state in November, 1907, and shortly after handled the case of Mrs. O'Grady, who was on tiial for the murder of her husband. In secu ing his fees fo this pactice his meth ods were deemed unprofessional, and thereupon he was promptly disbarred. Since that time Mr. Egan has peti tioned once for readmission. His ap plication was denied. WILL BE ELKS' DAY The Closing Day of the Corr. Palace Will be Largely B. P. O. E. Mitchell—The last day of the corn palace, Saturday, October 1, has been set apart as Elks' day, which will be in charge of the local lodge oE Elks. Their part of the program, however, will not start until late in the afternoon, and the feature of the day will be the laying of the corner stone and Elks tablet of the new building which is now in course of construction. J. TJ. Sammis of LeMars, fa., the grand exalted ruler of the Elks, will deliver the address at the cornerstone laying. This will be pre ceded by a parade of the Elks, end ing in front of the corn palace build ing. Invitations have been sent out to all the Elks in t.lie state for the cfcasion, and it will doubtless be made one of the greatest gatherings of Elks in the state. In the evening there will be an initiation of twenty candidates, ending with a luncheon. For the opeing day of the palace on September 26, the committee has se cured the promise o£ James J. Hill, of the Great Northern railroad, to be present and deliver an address, whose subject will be on agricultural mat ters. Mr. Hill's presence at the corn palace will give the pepole of the state a good opportunity to hear hini discuss some of the vital questions iu farming and living. Question of Eligibility Pierre—"Whether J. II. Hetley of Day county, can hold the office of superintendent of schools without being the possessor of a valid cer tificate, is the question which has been presented to the supreme court fthe state by H. H. Potter, a form er representative of the legislature irom that county. The decision will be due about September 27 when an order is made returnable to show cause why the county auditor of Day county should not be prevented from placing the name of Hetley on the ballot as the republican nominee. This is the first time that the ques tion has been raised under the •pres ent law. Under a former law pertain ing to the eligibility of candidates for superintendent it was stipulated in general terms that the cand date must have a valid certificate, but the stat ute was not enforced because of ad mitted errors in the act. Hetley held the office two terms un der the operation of the former law, •when be was succeeded by another man. His successor was not popular and at the recent primaries Hetley de feated him by a decisive vote. Hetley is not the possessor of the requisite certificate, and the Question anres whether a voter has the right to stop the election of a candidate duly nomi nated, even though he may later be found to *ie disqualified for the office. Huron—A successful meeting here of the South Dakota Osteopathic association vras one of much in terest to a large number of the profession present from all parts of the state. Some valuable papers •were read and discusseu ccnce. ,..r.g business having especial bearing unon the interest of the profession. Tne next meeting will be held in Rap City. Officers for the ensuing year ere- President, Dr. J. H. aiabaffy, of Huron: secretary and treasurer Dr. Ludwig of Parker board of trus- Lena Eneboe of Canton and Dr. E. H„ Hieyler ot Mitchell. MAKING PROOE Settlers in the Gregory District Cash in About $100,000 a Month Gregory—The officials of the Unlt ed States land office located here repQrt that the final proofs are being offered by the Tripp county settlers at the rate of over $100,000 a month. And as it takes approxi mately $750 each for the settlers to make final proof at this time, there are on round numbers 150 settlers making proof each month. A considerable number of those set tlers are returning to their former homes and quite a number of them are in such circumstances after the hardships of homesteading that they are offering their places for sale and many must sell. The past summer, both because of insufficient rainfall generally over the western states, and because of the tightness of .the money market, has been a dull one for the real estate men. The sale of land im this coun try has been very slow this summer, as compared with the past, two years. As a conseqoence land values in the new county of Tripp have Hot taken the sudden jump upward that might have been expected. Around Gregory and in fact all of Gregory county and in that part of Tripp county imme diately contiguous to the town of Dal las at the end of the railroad just West of Gregory, the price of land has been slowly but steadily increasing and the sales as reported from week to week show a good increase in price over those of last year. But in Tripp county what deeded Indian land there was on the market all this summer was in small demand. The addition now of quite a few prov ed up homestead claims to tne list of lands for sale in Tripp county has caused land values in the new coun try to remain where they were last spring and to make practically no ad vance. Agent For Good Roads Pierre—State Engineer S. H. Lea has been designated special agent of the United States department of agriculture, department of public roads. It is desired that as much in formation as possible be obtained con cerning the public roads and highways in South Dakota and information is desired covering the following points Road laws enacted or projected roaa experiments contemplated, begun or proposed experiments contemplated, ments county or township bond is sues proposed or authorized for roads statements as to revenues and ex penditures on roads and highways construction projects contemp'ated, begun or finished, either roads or bridges any miscellaneous items in regard to roads not included in either of the foregoing. Any Information on any of these matters will be appre ciated and used for the benefit of the public, and should be addressed to State Engineer, Pierre, S. D. Murderer Breaks Jail Geddes—Shepard Parker, who mur dered an Indian by the name of James Filioia in a drunken brawl at Lake Andes over a week ago. broke jail at Lake Andes Sunda'y night and escaped and has not yet been appre hended by the officers who are on his trail. A sister of the murdered man and the county have combined and have published a reward of $ri00 for his capture. Parker has a mixture of negro and Mexican blood and Is described as about 35 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high and we'ghing 160 pounds, blue eyes and dark brown hair and mustache. He committed the crime during an altercation with Felioia over a game of cards, which they and two others were engaged in on Sunday night, September 4, and he stabbed his victim to death with a knife. Aberdeen—Preliminary arrangements have been completed for a "corn school" to be held in Aberdeen Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1 and 2. Four in structors from the South Dakota state college will be in attendance, and all phases of corn growing, test ing of seed, selection of good ears for planting, etc., will be gone into. It is expected there will be a large attendance. Pierre—Rib Bruner, an auto drivyp of Fort Pierre while out in the country a few days ago develop ed a case of "nerve" which few men would show under the ci_iumstances. He, with a companion, was going down a long slope at a pretty good clip when the machine went wrong throwing both out. Bruner suffered a broken leg, but'the other man came out with a few bruises, and, after mak ing Bruner as comfortable as pos Elk Point—After several days of unsuccessful searching for the body of Mrs. E. Elliott, who drowned !herself in the Missouri river south of Ithis city last Friday mornine, the dragging for the body has been aban doned. It is thought that the body has been washed farther down the stream and will no doubt he found later. Mrs. Elliott had been Bick all summer and her mind was affected, which is thought to be the cause of her suicide. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott came here last spring from Indiana. She leaves a husband and four small children. She was 32 years old, ,' Pierre—Another As tion. coast. begun or completed state and county appropriations made, has reverted ao road conventions, announced or held the state treasury and indicates to educational work in road improve- some degree, the careful management REPORT ON HOME OOMMANDANT GEDDIS OF THE SOLDIERS' HOME REPORTS TO THE GOVERNOR MONEY BACK TO THE STATE Surplus of Appropriation Amounting to Several Thousand Dollars Not Needed Has Been si ble, started after help. After he left waukae railroad has reached Par Bruner crawled to the machine and ade, S. D., eighty-two miles west found he could make it work and of Mobridge, and will reach Faith, the 'cranked up" and drove about twen ty miles for medical attention. of the big cattle herds of the state broken up, and another of the oldtime cattlemea go ing out of the business. Is marked by the sale of the herds of J. Q. Aftraoa on the Crow Creek reserT* Anderson has for years been one of the leading cattlemen of the central part of the state, but has had to quit on account of the lack of range. He has been for some time investing heavily in California, and will, a8 soon as he closes up his Interests In this state, change his headquarters to the BU1LC, s, s. fr •*. Returned Huron—Col. J. B. Geddis, Com mandant of the State Soldier's Home was in the city a day or two since. He has completed hie report to Oov. Veasey and in it are found gome very interesting facts con cerning the State Soldiers' Home at Hot Springs. Col. Geddis assumed charge of the Home Feb. 1, 1909, his' report therefore covering part of the term of the former commandant. The legislature of 1907 appropriated for salaries of officers and emp'oyes at the Home, $30,000.00 and for main tenance $80,000.00, which became available on the 1st of July, 1908. When Col. Geddis assumed charge oD the Home, the appropriation had beeu expended and there was a deficiency of $15,437.38, which was made good with an appropriation by the legis lature of 1909, and at the close of the year, all outstanding bills had been, paid, amounting to $14,623.27, leaving a balance reverting to the state treas ury of $794.11, which would not have been, except for the holding back of a number of bills, until too late to include in the deficiency cohtract, these were therefore paid from the new appropriation. The appropriation for the year June 30, 1909, for officers and employes, was $17,500, and the amount expended was $17,456.58, leav ing a balance to the state treasury of $43.40. There was an appropriation for ma!ntenance for the same year of $55,0000.00, of which $50,229.H9 was ex-, pended, leaving a balance of $4,770.01. For improvements there was an ap propriation of $15,)00.'00, of which $14,060.88 was used, leaving a balam-q of $939.12. The total amount turned I into the state treasury for the year ending June 30, 1910, was $6,546.99. I This is the first time in the history of the institution that a surplus of the by Col. Geddis, of the institution. There was an appropriation of $.",000. 00 for repairs upon sewers, all of which was expended except $ 39."2. which reverted to the state treasury. Of the 261 members of the Home on June 30, 1909, 183 were present and 7S absent. Ninety-one were adm el during the year, making the total number cared for 352. There was lost during the year 98, total enroilment, June 30, 1910, was 256, being a de tase of five during the year the average number present during the two years was 403. The total number maintain ed but for which no appropriation was made, was 84. These were women, wives of members and employes. The report shows that the membera are in except onally good health, well cared for and fed and as contented a= could be expected. The buildings and grounds are in the best possible con dition, and the place was never more "home-like." 'W^.lkv -:"Js' CHARGED WITH ARSON Wealthy Farmer Near Flandreau Must Face Serious Accusation Flandreau.—N. P. Pitsenbarger, a wealthy farmer living northwest or Flandreau, was indicted last even ing on the charge of arson. His 16-year-old son Beach, confess'ng that he was compelled to set fire to a granary after putting some old hames, buckles and snaps therein, and told to say it was set on fire by lightning or tramps on August 3rd, 1909. Pitsen barger collected insurance on the granary and a harness and attempted to collect for 200 bushels of oats but the Insurance company rejected the claim for the oats. The-state fire mar shal has been working on the case for some time and obtained a confession from the boy who for the past few I months has been living with his moth er at Waterloo, la., who obtained a divorce from Pitsenbarger last Octo her. After a preliminary hearing Pitsenbarger was bound over to the circuit ourt in the sum of $7,000 bonds. Two more indictments are hanging over him for fires set in his neigh borhood in the past year and will be taken up as soon as this one Is dig posed of. Aberdeen—The construction train on the Cheyenne branch of the Mil- proposed terminus of the branch, be fore winter. Faith is 131 miles from Mobridge and the Intervening towns are Moreau Junction, Cheyenne Junc tion, Ducharne, Promise, Virginia, La Plant, Ridgeview, Newponset, Parade, Eagle Butte, Langtry, Dupree, Hed. Elm and Arrow Head. Aberdeen—John Wade, the presi dent of the Aberdeen Commercial club, has lately received word that the offer of this city for the entertain ment of the State Federation of Wom an's clubs has been accepted, and the federation will meet here October 18, 19 and 20. Elaborate plans for the entertainment of the visiting clnb women are being made. Baltic—Since Baltic has had a bad fire the citizens have been talking of the necessity. of Install ing some sort of a water works system and fire department. It Is a risky thing to depend upon the wells and the volunteer citizens, who have no organization. Mr. Questad said last evening that when in Sioux Palls he had a talk with W. J. Carey, Minne haha's popular candidate for sheriff, who told him of the system that Val ley Springs had at the time he was a citizen of that place and in fact Mr. Carey was a member of the fire com pany. The Valley Springs system will be looked into. 4* STATE'S COMMISSIONER Pure Foods and Drugs Commissioner Makes Annual Report Vermillion—Dr. Cook, state food and drug commissioner, has just made Ms annual report to Governor Vessey for the year ending June 30, i910. It comprises 158 typewritten pages. The following are some of the lead ing features of the report: 1. The commissioner has recom mended the enactment of three new' laws, (a) Publicity Law, requiring all official papers in the state to publish, the bulletins of analyses sent out by the commission, (b) He has recom mended the enactment of a Clean Food, or Sanitary Inspection Law. This would be a vary important law, re quiring grocers to protect foods on sale from dust and flies. It is wellj known that through the avenue of both dust and flies several diseases are corumunioated, the most promi nent of which are tuberculosis and typhoid fever. It is only recently that we have begun to realise that more deaths occur in this country every year on account of the formerly sup posed innocent fly than are caused by all the wild beasts of the jungles of India and Africa combined. It is high time, therefore, tnat something was being done In South Dakota, as has been done in several other states, (c) A Net Weight Law, requiring the net weight to be placed on all pack ages of foods for the purpose of pre venting deception and fraud. 2. The commissioner recommends a substantial increase in the appro priation in order to be able to enforce all of the laws now upon the statute books. There are two or three im portant laws with which the commis sion has been able to do nothing on account of the lack of funds. 3. A complete list of the bulletins issued during the year are included in the report. 4. The report of the analyses of foods and drugs on sale in the state. Over nine-hundred samples have been analyzed in the laboratory, including canned goods, olives, pickles, catsup, salmon, oysters, jellies, jams ire serves, syrups, beverages, dried fruits, food colors, peanut butter, fiour saus age, mince meat, mushrooms, chewing gum, extracts, vinegar, water, spices, linseed oil, paint, stockfoods, etc. It is found that 77 per cent of the foods on sale have passed our law and that 23 per cent are illegal. In case of drugs, however, the condition is not so favorable as out of 276 drugs anal yzed onlv 107 were found to be pass able. This is the first systematic work on the analysis of drugs under taken in South Dakota, and it is ex pected that in another year conditions will be very much improved. Several parties were prosecuted during the year for selling adulterated foods and dru?s. EXCHANGED LANDS State Officials Will Determine Valuo of Land Offered by Government Pierre—J. E. Truran, deputy com missioner of school and public lands, has gone to Deadwood ^to direct the appraisal of timber on 60,003 acres of land in the government forest reserve of the Black Hills. Un til a short time ago, the title to this land claimed by the state of South Dakota was disputed by the national government on the ground that at the time the state signified its intention to reserve the land the survey was not complete. An agreement was reached between Commissioner Dok ken of the land department of the state, and the department of the in terior whereby the state was to be giv en title to the lands which it claimed with the provision that an exchange should be made of these lands, which are scattered here and there through out the millions of acres composing the government reserve for a tract ot equal acreage and value. By this agreement both national and state lands are distinct and separ ate, and thus more convenient for ad ministration. During the past few months the field agents of the state office have been at work placing a value on the standing timber on the original land belonging to the state, and the present occupation of Deputy Truran and a force of clerks is that of ascertaining the wealth of the lands offered by the national govern ment in exchange. Recovered Stolen Horses Interior—Horse thieves, who are believed to be mixed-blood Sioux I diaus from the adjacent Pine Ridge reservation, are becoming very bold in this part of the state. Mrs. Charle3 Smalley, a woman homesteader living near here, had exciting experience with the thieves. They raided her place and drove away all of her horses, thirty in num ber, which were in a pasture on the south side of White river. The los3 of the horses soon was detected and ranchers in this vicinity started in pursuit. They traced the thieves to ward the interior of the reservation. Tbo pursuers gained on the thieves to such an extent that the latter were compelled to abandon the stolen horses, which were recovered, but thus far the thieves have not been run down. The ranchers along the river are keeping a close watch on their horses, and are prepared to give the thieves a warm reception should they again make a raid in this part of the state. Pierre—The law passed by the 1903 legislature requiring that interest be collected on state funds and turned into the state treasury has already netted the state $22,481, that amount haying been turned into the general fund by State Treas urer Johnson since taking office. This is for a little more than a year and a half and the total for hi» first term will be nearly, if not fully, 530,000. All former treasurers were able to apply the interest on the funds to their own use, but the law now makes thia Interest a part of the state revenues? -in sesm iM sfc®8 ASJfUAl, STATEMENT For the Yi*»r Knilin: December 31st, A. i). I»OB: Of the Condition of the MGVKOH01.ITAX CASCA5 TV IXStJR- ANCK COMPANY OK NEW YORK Organized under the laws ot the State ot New York, made to the Insurance Commissioner of the State of South Dakota pursuant. to the laws of said State. President Kuprene H. Win slow, •Vice President Daniel D. "Whitney Secretary S. Wm. Burton Incorpor ated April 22, 1874 Commenced busi ness April 23, 1874 Principal office, 47 Cedar St., New York, N. Y. I. CAPITAL, STOCK. Capital stock paid up in cash $ 200,000.00 Net ledger assets, Decem ber 31st of previous year 639,731.88 II. INCOME DURING YEAR Net cash actually received for premiums $ Gross interest and rents.. Profit on ledger assets sold during the year, over cost Income from all other sources Total disbursements Balance Risks outstanding at the date of preceding state ment ...i •...$ 591,635.58 Risks written or renewed since preceding state ment 726,760.31 Total risks $ 1,318,395.89 Risks cancelled and expir ed during the year 701,265.81 Balance $ Risks ro-insured during the year t- 607.733.74 23,167.07 362.10 7.00 Total income $ 631,269.91 III. DISRURSKMENTS DURING THE THAR Net paid pellcy holders....$ 211,641.72 To stockholders for inter terest on dividends 20,000.00 Commission to agents .... 217,092.81 Salaries, traveling and all expenses of agents and agencies not on commis sion account 14,746.81 Medical examiners' fees, sal aries and inspections 1,326.05 Salaries and all other com pensatlon of officers and home ollice employes.... Taxes, insurance departm't fees, licenses Rent, legal and real estate expenses and taxes on property Furniture, fixtures, adver tising-. general printing and stationery bosses on ledger assets sold under cost All other items 69,151.89 14,437.34 20,773.88 4,303.93 18,954.00 5.49S.12 .$ 597,926.50 673,075.29 IV. ASSETS. Hook value of bonds and stocks owned $ 595,756.20 Cash in company's office.. 2,933.95 Cash deposited in banks.. 74,385.14 Total ledger assets $ 673,075.29 Total outstanding Inter est 4,269.15 Premiums in course of col lection 3 09,567.90 Market value of bonds and stocks over book value. 28,363.80 Gross assets $ 814,276.14 Premiums in conrse of col lection 612.70 Total admitted assets ..$ V. LIABILITIES Unpaid claims and expens es $ Total unearned premiums Commissions, brokerage, etc Due and accrued for salar ies, rent., advertising, ngency and other expen ses Slate, city, county or other taxes and assessments.. Re-Insurance Other items 813,663.44 36,307.99 308,369.17 35,790.01 1,197.89 5,774.40 564.16 20 000.00 Total amount of all lia bilities except capital stock $ 408,003.62. Joint stock capital actual ly paid up in cash 200,000.00 Surplus beyond capital and other liabilities 205,659.82 VI. RISKS 617,130.08 391,75 Net in force $ 616,738.33 BUSINESS IN THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DURING THE YEAR 1909 Premiums received 2,884.91 Losses paid 1,060.06 Expenses incurred 1,026.77 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, Department of Insurance, Company's Certificate of Authority. Whereas. The Metropolitan Casual ty Company, a corporation organ ized under the laws of New York, has tiled in this office a sworn statement exhibiting its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 1909, conformable to the requirements of the laws of this state regulating the busi ness of Insurance and. Whereas. The said company has filed in this office a duly certified cop-v of its charter, with certificate of organi zation, in compliance with the require ments of the insurance law aforesaid Now. Therefore, I, O. S. Basford, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of South Dakota pursuant to the pro visions of said laws, do hereby cer tify that the above named company is fully empowered through its author ized agents, to transact its appropri ate business of accident and plate Glass Insurance In this state, ac cording to the laws thereof, until the 28th day of February, A. D., 1911. In testimony whereof, I have here unto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, this loth day of February, A. T. 1910. (Seal) O. S. BASFORD, Commissioner of Insurance. WORLD'S OLDEST FAMILIES Of Them All, the Mikado of Japan Eas ily Is Entitled to the First Place. Families which trace their ancestry through eight or ten generations are counted old, yet they are mere fledg lings compared with some of the really ancient families of the world. The oldest family in the British Isles is the Mar family, in Scotland, which traces its pedigree back to 1093. The Campbells of Argyll began in 1190, Tal leyrand dates from 1199, and Bismarck from 1270. The Grosvenor family (that of the duke of Westminster), 1066 the Austrian house of Hapsburg goes back to 952, and the house of Bourbon to 864. The descendants of Mohammed, born 570, are all registered carefully and authoritatively in a buck kept in Mecca by a chief of the family. Little or no doubt exists of the absolute authenti city of the long line of Mohammed's descendants. In China there are many old families, also among the Jews. But in point of pedigrees the ml Uado of Japan has a unique record. His place has been filled by members of his family for moie than twenty five hundred years. The present mi kado -s the one hundred and twenty second in*the line. The first one waa contemporary with 660 years before Christ. Our Big Trees. •the 'fine firs of the Pacific north west are so colossal that after tfct trees are hewn down the stumps ar used for children's playground.' bouses for families to live in or fo dancingplatforms.—Indianapolis Newt tci v^tw.V w. .. ANNUAL STATEMENT PMT the Year lOndluir Seounber Slatf a. iao». Of the condition of the NORTH AMBRICAN ACCIDBXT IN SURANCE COMrANY Organized under the laws of the State of Illinois, made to the Insurance Commissioner of the State of sSouth Dakota, pursuant to the laws of said State. President, E. C. Waller Sec retary. A. E. Forrest Vice President, A. E. Forrest Incorporated, May 13, 18X6 Commenced business June IB, 1886 Principal office 217 La Salle St., Chicago, 111. I. CAPITAL STOCK. Capital stock putd up in cash $ 200,000.00 Net ledger assets December 31st of previous year. 593,786.71 II. INCOME DURING YEAR Net cash actually received for premiums $ 927,860.9® Interest 27,359.68 Profit on ledger assets sold during the year, over cost 1,042,SO Policy fees required or rep resented by applications 190,460.00 Total income $1,146,723.14 III, DISBURSEMENTS DURING THE YEAR Net paid policy holders...J 280,534.74 stockholders for inter est on dividends 40,000.80. Commission to agents... 3S4.C61.29 Salaries, traveling and all expenses of ageuts and nreneles not on commis sion account 12,036.63 Medical examiners' fees, salaries and Inspections. 2,872.45 Salaries and all other com pensation of .officers and office employes 76,054.16 Taxes, Insurance depart ment fees, licenses 23,934.49' Rent, legal and real estate expenses and taxes on property 13,511.44 Furniture, fixtures, adver tising. general printing and stationery 23,732.84: Policy fees waived or re tained by agents 190,400.00v ^11 other items 40.053.14 Total disbursements ....$1,057,851.18: Balance $ 682,658.67t: IV. ASSETS Loans on mortgage on ,real estate, .$ Loans secured by pledge of bonds, stocks or other marketable collaterals. Book value of bonds and stocks owned Cash in company's office., lash deposited in banks.. Premiums in course of col lection All other items Total amount of all lia bilities, except capital stock $ Capital actually paid up in cash Surplus beyond capital and other liabilities Stem irft •mi fe 4 Jns v4$ \V„ so? v^ km 18 wi I S. i"*,# 110,566 67 yei 44,500.00 tlVi 4 -i 409,180.00 779.18, 69,422.29 29,520.85. 18,690.18 Total $ 682,658.67 Total outstanding Inter est 6,310 95 Gross assets $ 688,969.63.4 Due from agents' 13,629.64 Book value of ledger as sets over market value.. 601.65:. Total $ Total admitted assets...$ V. LIABILITIES Unpaid claims and expens es $ Total unearned premiums. Due and accrued for salar arles, rent, advertising, agency and other expens es Btate, city, county or other taxes and assessments.. Advance premiums Commissions, brokerage, ,. etc 16,231 29,. 672,738.34 37,850.53 102,024.10 2 161.93 12.000.00 23,332.00 .8,856.10 186,324.68 200,000.00 286,413.68 VI. RISKS. Risks" outstanding at the date of preceding state ment Risks written and renewed since preceding state ment Total risks 1,107,946.95 Risks cancelled and expir ed during the year 902,488.73 Balance 205,458.22 Risks re-insured during the year 3,685.02 Net in force $ 201,773.20 BUSINESS If* THJ5 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DURING THE YEAR 1909 Premiums received 14,623.22 Losses paid 3,467.88 Expenses incurred 2,722.37 STATE OP SOUTH DAKOTA, Department of Insurance, Company's Certificate of Authority. Whereas, The North American Ac cident Ins. Co., a corporation organ ised under the laws of llliriois has filed in this office a sworn statement exhib iting its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 1.909, con formable to the requirements of the Jaws of this state regulating the bus iness of insurance and, AVhereas, The said company has filed In this olnce a duly certified copy of its charter, with certificate ot organi zation, In compliance with the require ments of the Insurance law aforesaid Now, Therefore, I, O. S. Basford, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the pro visions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered, through its authorized agents, to transact its appropriate bus iness of Accident Insurance in this state, according to the laws thereof, until the 28th day of February, A. D. 1911. In testimony whereof, I have here unto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, this 16th day of February, A. D. 1910. (Seal) O. S. BASFORD, (j 146,629.66 Commissioner of Insurance. How Many Gentlemen? Which of us can point out many such in his circle—men whose alms lire generous, whose truth is constant, and not only constant in Its kind, but elevated in its degree whose want of meanness makes them simple who can look the world honestly in Silk Hat Temperature. Men who wear silk hats know that the temperature inside the hat is much higher than outside but it has remained for a French physician to measure the difference. He has dis covered that .when the thermometer registers 90 degrees in the shade in the outer air it stands at 108 degrees in his silk hat, and that when it is 68 degrees outside it is 88 Inside. From these differences he concludes that ths unnatural heat csuhab many nervous troubles. vTo Remove Mildew. Mix soft soap with powdered 8tajrch» half as much salt and the Juice of a lemon. Lay this on the part with a brush and then lay the article on the grass day ^nd night until the st&Sns xnttrely disappear. -el 961,317.29 rH §f|P rf#-- J' ilil Aft? S50 «s§ '4 w^. 1 fj? olS-S '-is? -V -14^ the face with an equal manly sympathy for the great and the small? Wo all know a hundred whose coats are very well made, aad a score who have ex cellent manners, and one or two happy beings who are what thoy call in the inner circles, and have shot into tha very center and bullseye of the fash ion but of gentlemen, how many? Let us take a little scrap of paper and each make out his list,—Thackeray. •M -jf VMS 31 IM a.