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DEAN'S KING CACTUS OIL tells on it* merits and the mission of this ad is to get you to buy the first bottle) alter that weliave it to you KING CACTUS OIL is antiseptic and penetrating. It heals a wound from the bottom, preventing blood poisoning. Tfo other remedy is so successful for Cnta, Ipntas, Bruises, OM BOMS, ImUiafS, Chappsd i'Suds ana Halnl iilaniti( fwTitnlasij VM it la Invaluable in all eases ofBartsd Wijra Outs, **rn«ss sad Saddla Mil, ImtckH, Omit HmI and All Sxtwnal Diseases. ,-Kias Cactus OU bsvarantmd under tha Food and Dross Act, of Jons 30,1906. StiUt ln ijc, soc and fi.oo bottles also in blfldlolt and gallon cans. Sent prepaid If gear druggist will not supply yon. Olaer & McDald, Rfrs. Clinton, lava. Sold -by WOODWARD & CO., Pruggists and Stationers Aberdeen, South Dakota ^UI'SSVNI •&< &$$$'•& ''"i f- £A it ,-t a y3.'f 3 0 jt®1 OintouBtCares Spavin, 50c. SF «r« Wr'l THREE PROPOSALS IN DIFFER ENT FORMS PRESENTED TO THE COUNCIL. Complete Report of the Plans as They Were Submitted and the Action of the Council—Special Committee to Act in the Matter. The city council held a special meeting Monday to hear objec tions to building sewers along cer tain streets in the city and also to hear proposals for building an elec tric light plant. The auditor first read the call on the sewer matter for sewers to be built on Eighth avenue west between Second and Third streets, on Third avenue west between Fourth and Pratt streets, on Main street north between Cedar and Jolls avenue. No property owners appearing to make objections, the council voted the seW' ers in. The city council then took up the reception of proposals for an electric light plant. They were three in num ber. The first was from F. H. Ellerbe of St. Paul, Minn., as follows: July 20, 1907. To the Honorable the Common Coun cil, City of Aberdeen, S. D.: Gentlemen—Pursuant to your in vitation, I beg to submit the follow ing proposal on behalf of myself and associates: Upon the granting of a satisfactory franchise we propose to install an electric lighting and power plant In your city, representing an initial ex penditure of at least $75,000, and substantially complying with the proposition "A" of the report of Charles L. Pillsbury to the city coun cil the maximum rate under such franchise not to be less than the fol lowing: SSSWil For Lighting. Fifteen cents per kilowatt hour for the first 60 hours' use per month of maximum demand 12 cents per hour for all in excess of 60 hours minimum charge 75 cents per month. For Power. V"* ^Itf 'fv.v Safe 12 cents per kilowatt for one hour per day of maximum demand. 11 cents per kilowatt for 2 hours per day of maximum demand. 10 cents per kilowatt for 3 tours per day of maximum demand. 9 cents per kilowatt for 4 houris per day of maximum demand. 8 cents per kilowatt for 5 hours per day of maximum demand. 7 cents per kilowatt for 6 hours per day of maximum demand. 6 cents per kilowatt for 7 hours per day of maximum demand. 5 cents per kilowatt for 3 ho^rs per day of maximum demand. Minimum charge, $1.50 per horse power. Respectfully submitted*!® F. H. ELUERBE. "Tho next proposition wis from John Absher, president, in behalf of the Wagner, Lake Shore •& Armour Traction company. This company, by the way, is the one that has secured the-franchise for Mitchell. The pro^. position was submitted in the form of an ordinance. This ordinance after asking tor a life of 20 years and the method }n which the company should extend Its wires, poles and Qther par aphernalia, goes on to state, the price At which it shall gpU electricity as 'follows? 3?hat the rate? charged to the «!ty Jtt^Abfrd^n ?aBd its 'lnhabltanta for Ittcan^es&nt lights shall not during the period this ordinance te in force 000 to SO^OOO watt*, 4 company shall b« $1 per 61 ink *t Umttyi Forth H4Snt ^•TTT "'$ $•.. $5i:::-' ELECTRIC PLANT IS TALKED BY COUNCIL ed and installed by the patrons of said company provided further that the current so furnished shall be con tinuous for the entire 24 hours of each and ever yday. The city council shall have the right to revise the above schedule at the end of each five year period of this franchise, when a petition asking for such revision of rates signed by a majority of the con sumers of electric current shall have been filed with the city auditor, at least 30 days prior to such five year period. If the said company or its ty-'f. That the prices charged to the city of Aberdeen for arc lights of 1,200 nominal candle power upon the streets which may be ordered by the city council shall not exceed $100 per year for each arc light for all night service. That the company shall In all things comply with any written contract which may be en tered into with the company and the city of Aberdeen for lighting its streets with arc or incandescent lights, and the company shall at all times supply sufficient electric cur rent for the purpose of properly lighting the streets of the city, its public buildings and the stores,dwell ing houses and other structures be longing to said city or its inhabit ants, and shall at all times furnish sufficient electric current for power and heating purposes to said city and to its inhabitants during the time this ordinance is in force. if' The third proposition was from F. Freehauf of Cresco, Iowa. This proposition was also in the form of a 25-year ordinance for the city's con sideration, and after treating of the manner in which the poles, wires, etc., shall be placed, states the fol lowing schedule of prices: Meter rates for stores and residen ces not to exceed 15 cents per kilo watt for the first 1% kilowatt per 16 &ndle power lamp per month next 3 kilowatt per 16 candle power lamp per month, 7 cents per kilowatt all excess 5 cents per kilowatt minimum charge $1 per month Power rates not to exceed 10 cents per kilowatt for the first $1 per each rated hourse .power per month all eicess not to exceed 5 cents per kilo watt minimum charge fl per each rated hourse power per month. Street arc lamps 1,200 nominal candle power, all night every ABERDEEN DEMOCRAT FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1907. executors or assigns and the said city council are unable to agree on the known, and indeed it is not strange, schedule of rates to be made, then the matter of revision of said rates shall be referred to a committee or board of arbitration consisting of three owners or managers of electric light plants from cities the size of Aber deen, the city council to select one and the said company, etc., to select one, and the two so chosen to select a third, and a written report con curred in by any two members of said board shall be final, and shall be adopted by the city council as the rate to be charged by the said com pany until such time as such sched ule of rates shall again be revised as provided in this section but in no event shall the rates so fixed by said committee or board of arbitration ex ceed the rates fixed in this section. And provided that the committee or board of arbitration shall make their investigation and report to the city council within 60 days after the mat ter of revision has been referred to said committee or board. It is fur ther provided that the expense of said committee or board shall be paid half by the city council and half by the company. night, $6 per month each 2,000 nominal candle power arc lamps, all every night, $7.50 per month Mr. Ebberle, it will be seen, desires to build a plant, the initial cost of which will be $75,000. IMr. Absher wishes to build one that will cost $100,000, and Mr. Freehauf, while not stating the amount of initial cost, says that his plant would be large and efficient enough to supply Aber deen's demands from the first. On motion of Alderman Harris the mayor appointed the following spe cial committee to consider the propo sitions submitted: Aldermen Harris, Wells, Kruger and Anderson, the mayor being^he flfth membejr and iChainnaiiaiS|' There beings no farther come befora ftp jsoani ^ourned^®*® L,to ipg hsm or ihe above]glc by glass Jars the said edmnt shall mm* ness to s'-skWAt1! Piles gei wick and certain relief from Dr. .jjBhoco'rf' Magic Ointments Please imade alone tor Biles, ^1*%eUon Is posltlTe and certain^- ItfcWngj painful, protrud lsappear like ma- wa.ijku*® *leker nts. Sold bjr rfr V"-'S Ifr V* 1 VETERAN FLAGMAN HAS BEEN PROMOTED Charles King, the veteran crossing signal man on Main street for the Milwaukee road until recently has given up waving the danger flag and has gained for himself a deserved promotion. He recently obtained a leave of ab sence and went down to Milwaukee took an examination for tower sig nal man in Minneapolis and passed the test. Immediately he received an appointment in the Milwaukee yards at Minneapolis and he is now there, having left this city to reside there permanently. Mr. King was one of the most fam iliar figures in the city and among the railroad men no man was better for he had been guarding the Main street crossing for eighteen conse cutive years. Having served so long he was regarded almost as a perma nent fixture on the crossing but his many friends will be glad of his pro motion though it brings with it his removal from the city. REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR JUST CLOSED DISAPPOINTS SOME Policy Holders in Some Sections Are Grumbling a Little—Company's Officers Say Shrinkage Is Due to Revolution of Society's Surplus- Statistics of Economies. New York, N. Y., July 22.—It is admitted by the officers of the Equit able Life Assurance Society that divi dends paid to tontine policy-holders are smaller this year than in eith er 1906 or 1905, or any preceding year for a long period. The shrinkage in the dividends amounts to 13 per- cent. Deferred dividend policy-holders, whose policies were to mature in the year 1907, expected a substantial increase in the dividends over pre vious years and have been keenly dis appointed by the amount awarded them. The annual statement of the socl ety for the year ending December 31, 1906, announces many savings in a special chapter headed "Economy," which reads: fv/ -V, ^yj: Some Economics The society's income from inter est and rents in 1906 was greater by $1,909,373 than in 1905. The average rate of interest on in vestments was 4.26 per cent in 1906. In 1904 it wan 3.9 per cent, and in 1905 it was 4.03 per cent $ "This increase in income on in vestments has been accomplished without the sacrifice of a single point of safety. "The ratio 8f expenses to total in come was 14i48 per cent in 1906 The ratio fop,' 1904 was 19.42 per cent and for 1905, 17.38 per cent This is a saving of- 25.4 per cent over 1904, atod of 10.7 per cent over 1905." While a saving of nearly 17 per cent in expenses to income in 1906 compared with 1905 and a saving of more than 25 per cent compared^with 1904, it was. supposed that the divi dend distribution would be at a much heavier rate, especially as the invest ments for the Equitable during 1906 yielded a return of 4.26 per cent compared with 3.9 per cent during 1904, a»d 4.03 per cent during the year 1905. 'J The extravagances of the Hyde ad ministration TO™ at an Several made to thi Tennessee t' 8? their highest tide in 1904, when the funds of the policy holders vere subjected to free handed abuse :?.'In that year tihe "yel low dog" fund thrived, as never be fore and huge profita |eeire made by the directors W^o as H. Hyde and associates'J participated in many kinds of manipulations.',1^ Yet the deyldends pwit to policy holders in *9$* and in 1905. were st, a^higher rate than those in 1907, after ttgrji years of reform man agemeht. flwphbluwH ¥ariou» Quarters ultahle ^policy the-returns have eomnialned. In tisfactioa We will be pleased to show you us. the form of formal complaints to State Insurance Commissioner Folk. He came to New York to make a per sonal investigation in the Interest of the policy holders of Tennessiee. He had long conferences with Vice Pres ident Day, who in the absence of President Paul Morton is the execu tive head of the Equitable, and with its chief actuary, Mr. Van CIse. Commissioner Folk, who is a bro ther of Governor Folk, of Missouri, left for Tennessee yesterday. He de-' cllned to reveal the information he obtained from the Equitable's offi cers, saying that he intended to make a special report of the matter to the governor of Tennessee, and that be fore the filing of his report he could say nothing. In explanation of the shrinkage in the dividends, the Equitable officers said yesterday it was due wholly to the revelation of the society's surplus which cut down the previous valua tion from $80,000,000 to $63,000. 000, a reduction of $17,000,000, or more than 20 per cent. But for the economies Introduced in the management of the Equit able's affairs and the larger returns obtained on investments, it "-was as serted that the dividends would have bpen cut 20 per cent Instead of 13 per cent It is claimed that the reduction in the dividends was one of the inevit able consequences of the methods employed during the Hyde regime, which valued the surplus at many millions above the figures reached by experts. Xingsley Asks Square Deal Darwin P. Kingsley, the new president of the New York Life, sent out his first letter to the policy holders yesterday, in which, he says economy and the fullest publicity are to be the policy of the new adminis tration. In tihe letter President Kingsley says he- believes the state of New Yorkhas made an economic mis take in putting an arbitrary limita tion upon the amount of new busi ness which the company may do In a year. He believes that in the in terestlof the poli«$f holdfei-s the com pany s^ould be emitted to do what business It can normally do wii the limit of expenses fixed by la iMr.^fclngsley ta^peaM to the, Ijsy Ifolttaes to 1j§ tVjtfr .'ShM$,)t# .. prevent! *he enactment of a! STOP, LOOK AND LEARN When you contemplate an investment of money, you STOP to consider the cost— SEE that your investment is O. K. Learn that the people you deal with are reliable, and the quality of maJerial good. 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