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OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY REPORTERS' RUSTLING Topics of the Town and Affairs of the County Generally Over hauled and Dis cussed: James River Valley Matters of General and Local Import ance Faithfully Chron icled. SHEA. ONCE MORE The Unapproachable Actress and Charming Woman in "Fairy Fingers." Au audience* tliat Rhea stated repeat edly was highly pleasing to herself for the appreciation of her and her company of players, gathered at the Opera house last night, and was again placed under the long and enjoyable spell of her pres ence. The play of "Fairy Fingers" calls out the efforts of all the support nearly equal ly and scarcely at any time gives Rhea her place as the center of this bright clus ter of artists. But no caprice of play writer or unwonted prominence of any one else can magnetize attention for how ever brief a time, from the glorious lady who drives her royal steeds of conquest over her willing, applauding, and obeis ance making audience. The sweet image of her Galatea still lingered wich all who witnessed that ideal performance, in Shea's outward overland trip, but her own more natural, her very self became the apparant object of her appearance last night. It was not only Shea in the play but Shea as she is be hind the scenes, whom all saw last even ing. It only takes a fleeting moment after the curtain rises and Shea comes in familiar view, before the happy, auspic ious charm of her personal graces, flies lightly out into the spirits of the people before her, and they rustle its impercept able but decided recognition—its pleased welcome. Like leaves gently stirred by a lazy summer wind, is this sign of Shea's coming made known. The sunshine that follows her only ceases with the curtain's fall, and the regretful good-byes uncon sciously spoken as the picture-volume closes. It matters not whether the words of the play are heard or uot. If in Chinese or antiquated Greek the interest would never lapse, the lady herself, her smiles and many moods of native, winning qualities, her happy, changing way are a sufficient text. Their language is uni versal, and never misunderstood even if the passwords are in unknown tongues. Shea is anxious that her accent and pro nunciation sound hke Americans. She reads and studies constantly, and works like a very beaver to discipline her pa tient tongue to fluently master the hard words and perplexing syllables. She need not vex herself on this score, or seek the aid of Anglo-Saxon to impress the effect upon her audience, which she fully ac complishes by manner, look and individu ality all her own, and all unavoidably contagious. On the stage she so thor oughly suppresses her acting double, that "only herself pervails, and this is sufficient "for every purpose of the play. In the character of the dress maker, who has a noble "revenge," Rhea dis plays the natural bent of her disposition and her personality is so strong, that the audience forgets all in the varying phases of the lovable, generous woman before them. The matter runs smoothly as plays go, with few strong situations to strain attention for one moment, and suf fer the rapid relaxation the next. In fact the play is steadily sustained in interest throughout, and always where before us shines the radiant creature, whose noble qualities attract and bind us all and make the lightly careless crave esteem, at tention from such a woman. As appears Portias portrait to her lover, so doe3 Shea leave her picture on the imagina tion. Her golden hairs are the very ones wherein "(he painter plays the spider and weaves a mesh to entrap the hearts of men, faster than gnats in cobwebs. Her severed lips parted with sugar breath so sweet a bar should sunder such sweet friends." And her eyes—soft expressive eyes—the painter having made one, 'tis thought "it should have the power to steal both his, and leave itself unfur nished." Such is Rhea after she has come and gone. The many excellencies of the play and the constantly successful work done by the support were noticed strongly throughout. Mr. Forrest, as the leading man, was unusually clever, and the lead ing lady, the frivolous duchess, won many praises for her careful and spirited representation. The entire cast was of the best, as the smooth course of the play indicated- The costumes were no tably bewildering, and the entire per formance worthy of the favorable herald ing it has received. SIDK CHAT. Rhea js coming over the Northern Pa cific again in Ma#- next year. She thinks the play will be '-School for Scandal," the ever new and sparkling old comedy. She says a Jamestown audience is the most appreciative she remembers of see ing on this western trip, and says: "I see they like comedy. When I come again they shall hare it." Her western trip has been a pleasure to her and financially successful also. She played at all the Montana mining towns of note and declares herself abso lutely in favor of western auditors. They are generous, warm blooded and disguise not their preferences. The company of ladies and gentlemen attending her, compose some of the best theatrical talent in the country. Mr. Forrest having been for along time un der Rhea's tuition intends, it is said, star ring for himself next season. Rhea's graduates always are capable and thor ough performers. Rhea's impress of cul ture and example seems to cleave to all around her—a lucky star for all she shines upon. It's no use trying to wan der from Ilhea—all talk drifts back surely to her. 1 NUMEROUS NOTJiiS. Of the Work Going- on at the Hos pital. During the past week considerable progress has been made in excavating for foundations at the asylum grounds. Recent heavy rains have left a good deal of water in the excavations already made and this has to be pumped out. The tunnel between the boiler house and main buildings, through which steam pipes will conduct the heat and water, is nearly excavated. It will be bricked over and light admitted from occasional glass covered openings. The foundation ex cavation for the barn has been completed and work of laying the walls commenced. The barn will be a very commodious structure substantially constructed and large enough to shelter the milch cows and horses required for the asylum farm and carriage use. The basement Avails of the amusement hall are rapidly going up, the foundation for the female ward is about completed, while the heaviest stone masonry on the boiler house is now also about finished. L. D. Curry has the contract for the stone masonry, and his other stone work con tracts for the Jamestown college the Gasal Bros, brewery and several outside jobs, are the best recommendations of the thoroughness of his work. He has some twenty-eight stone masons, engaged in laying walls, and breaking "rounds heads" in any desired shape. The more masons use the granite boulder for basement and foundation purposes the better this stone is appreciated and utilized. The dark, variagated colors form a handsome, rich looking wall, and no kind of stone could make it more solid and substantial. Bricklaying began on the boiler house yesterday, and as soon as the expected lumber and joists arrive, a large force of bricklayers will be put to work. E. S. Miller has a big gang now engaged on the college building which will be finished in time to transfer them to the asylum without delaying work there. He is also advertising for others who will be needed later on. Wages, to good men, are offered at $4.50 per day. The patients haye made the garden of the asylum, show a wonderful improve ment within the past week. The pota toes, cabbage and other vegetables are growing in the most thriving way, and the amount saved to the institution from this source alone, will foot up at the end of the year surprisingly. Steward Nickeus estimated that last year the pro ducts of the hospital farm exceeded in value $6000, for which supplies, money would have otherwise been required. The farm's income will be a large saving to the territory and prove in the end one of its most valuable properties. In the garden products raised last year the items of 1490, bushels of potatoes worth $700, 4700 heads of cabbage worth 8470, 1493 bushels of wheat valued at $970.45 show something of the value of the hos pital farm. The milk alone received from cows belonging to the institution, and kept at the farm was worth 81113.75. Among the noticeable improvements now nearly completed is the removal of the furnace from the basement of the present female ward, and the transforma tion of this space into sleeping rooms for patients. Tins is rendered necessary by the crowded condition of the institution. The basement is light, well ventilated and perfectly dry- and will answer this purpose admirably. The walls and parti tions will be lathed and plastered and the rooms fitted up to correspond with others on the floors above. Dr. Archibald has had comparitively good success with the flower beds,and the flowers now blooming in front of the su perintendent's office. The untiring and mischievous wind that is constantly fan ning the Dakota prairie played some havoc with the delicate flower seeds, but another year will see the space in front of the office laid out in a lawn, seeded to blue grass and interspersed with the brilliant floral decorations that grow so perfectly under the long bright sunshine of this country. The Gray Brothers artesian well ma chinery is being put in place for drilling the 1,500 or 2,000 feet into the surface hide of old mother earth. The ponder ous blows that will penetrate into the cu ticle of the old lady are, of course, but mosquito bites to her, but if they draw water or allow the escape of some pent up gas, the human instinct will be satis fied and reign as supreme as the present race of shaft-sinkers on the Missouri slope- -the bloated, aristocratic, oldest in habitant of Bismarck. The apparatus is all new and of the best manufacture. The tools and machinery have been used in but one well, at Lima, Ohio. The tower is seventy-five feet high, and is all ready for the other maohinery. Drilling will begin about next Wednesday, and continue until water or gas is obtained. A Gaudy Race. Dr. Harcourt, of Steele, came into Bis marck yesterday with a jauntiness and gayety which aroused suspicion, and when he left for home in the evening it was evident that the suspicions were well grounded. He brought with him one An cil Carley, lithe of limb and sudden on his feet, and after getting up a race with James Gleason, Bert Gray and a gentle man with whiskers and red pants who got off the grounds without giving his name, he returned home with a number of Bis marck dollars. The race was run on Fourth street. 100 yards, and the wav that the limber-limbed Charley from Steele walked away from his Bismarck contestants set the horses around the block to holding their sides. It was an easy victory for him, but it is thought that he will have to get over the ground a little faster when he encounters Don Stevenson, with whom he will race in a few weeks. Before leaving Dr. Harcourt stated that he would bet 2 to 1 that Charley can "beat John Holman, who was spoken of as a possible winner yesterday, but who did •MS Xc 5 not come to the front. Bismarck is grow ing as a sporting center.—[Bismarck Tri bune. A Good Law and Its Workings. Bismarck Trilmnp. Section 20 of the new militia law pro vides for the creation of a bureau of pen sions to be conducted by the adjutant general of the territory, provided the g®v ernor approved of the same. This bureau is for the purpose of assisting ex-soldiers or sailors, residents of the territory, who may apply or have applied for pensions for wounds or disability incurred in the service of the United States, in establish ing their claims, without fee or commis sions. Governor Church while at James town during the Grand Army of the Be public encampment in March, not only gave his consent but directed the adju tant general to immediately establish this bureau and to prosecute all honorable claims presented by ex-union soldiers. The very first completion of a claim un der these instructions has resulted sue cessfully, and it was a very doubtful claim at that. Alfred Small of company K, Illinois cavalry lost an eye while an orderly at General Howard's headquarters in the march $ the sea. He had been sent back to pilot the headquar ter train into camp near station No. 10: while a skirmish was in progress. His only companion was a bugler of his com pany, who lost his life. Some flying mis sile* destroyed Private Small's eye, but there were no witnesses who saw the ac cident. A claim agent filed the claim for Small's pension in 1865, but it was sus pended or hung up for want of evidence. During all these years Private Small has sought through his agent, his captain and others to secure the first claim, but the absence of witnesses defeated the claim. Adjutant General Tyner, follow ing the governor's instructions, com menced work on it about ninety days ago, rearranging such evidence as was furnished, and clearly proved Private Small's sound condition when he left General Howard's headquar ters and his condition when found pros ecuting his work under the official au thority of the adjutant's office of Dakota. Ten days ago Commissioner Black grant ed the claim and issued pention No. 364, 042, at $4 per month from July 16, 1865, to August 26,1885, and thereafter at $8 per month—total pension $1,160—which comes as a windfall to a very poor and deserving soldier. Minnesota is the only state that lias collected pensions for its ex-soldiers, though others authorize it, and this first claim secured by Dakota proves that the bureau of pensions was created for some purpose. Several other knotty claims have been filed, which will be secured in time. The old soldiers in the territory have reason to thank Gover nor Church for his interest in this work, and any old soldier having an unpaid honorable claim, by presenting the facts to the adjutant general's office will re ceive help free of charge. The Lisbon Ball Games. LaMoure Progress. On Monday Ludden was beaten by both Lisbon nines and retired from the contest. That same afternoon Jamestown and LaMoure were matched. When darkness intervened, at the end of the 7th inning, the score stood 16 to 15 in favor of LaMoure, the latter club making seven scores—just enough to win—in the W inning, J. M. Devine getting in a home run. Tuesday morning the LaMoure nine was pitted against the South Ransoms, an a most exciting game it was, ending in a victory for the latter club, thanks to the umpire—the Lisbon postmaster— whose rulings were so rank in favor of the home nine as not only to decide the issue, but meet the disapprobation of eyery spectator, whatever his preferences. Tuesday afternoon the Lisbons and Ft. Sewards contended for the mastery, the former winning by a score of 27 to 20. Wednesday morning the two Lisbon clubs played, S. H. Moer umpiring and giving universal satisfaction. The game resulted in favor of the Lisbons, 39 to 19. The same afternoon the South Ransoms defeated the Ft. Sewards 21 to 16. La Moure representatives claim the Ft. Sew ards sold the game to the South Ransoms, and openly express their disgust. The games of the tournament have been watched by large crowds of people, many Jamestown and LaMoure citizeus going over to see the fun. Including the players, full forty people from here have spent from one to four days in Lisbon. All seem to agree that while they have enjoyed themselves, their pleasure would have" been greatly enhanced, had the management adopted such a course of action in arranging and carrying on the tournament as to avoid even the appear ance of giving the home clubs advantages over those from abroad. The registry of members of all clubs, the selection of a competent umpire from abroad, a board of adjudication composed of representa tives from each club, and several other equally necessary arrangements, would have given to the whole occasion a sem blance of fairness which visitors gener ally unite in declaring conspicuously ab sent. Serious difficulties were avoided, however, and all who participated in the fun and frolic of the tournament do not seem to regret it. FOSTER COUNTY NOTES. C&rrington News. Manager Legg reports that the Sykes company's crops in Wells and La Moure counties are in fine shape. Messrs. H. H. Brown and A. J. Tem pleton drove down to the camp meeting at Jamestown Saturday, returning Snn day after nightfall. Hon. Charles S. Wolfe and wife, of Lewisburg, Pa., Captain McGinnis and Mr. William Lloyd of Jamestown, came up the branch on Saturday, and were guests of Mrs. E. L. Keepers, at Melville, for the day. Mr. Charles Bilodeau, of Wells county, returned a few days ago from his labors on the grade of the new Bismarck rail road in McPherson, Mcintosh and Logan counties, and thinks it is no employment for a white man, and down there no coun trv for a white settler. Messrs. Donald M. Smith, of Carring ton, and E. F. Porter, of Melville, went down Saturday evening to join the Fort Sewards of Jamestown, in their competi tion at the Lisbon base ball tournament, -which takes place this week. v.* DISEASED CATTLE. Prompt Measures Taken for Their Treatment. A serious complain! affecting a herd of LaMoure county oattle has been under the care of the veterinary physician for the past week. The sick animals be longed to Lea Wright a LaMoure stock man. The veterinary surgeon examin ation according to the LaMoure Progress of both sick and dead animals developed the fact that the herd was afflicted with charbonus fever, of which complaint "black leg" and "enteric charbon" are species. Eleven head were known to have died and four more were infected.. Out of this fifteen, two had been afflicted with black leg, and 13 with enteric char bon. The ante mortem symptons of this disease are that the infected animal sep arates itself from the balance of the herd lies with back slightly arched and flanks drawn up eyes are dull and tears flow the upper rim of the nostril drawn as if nauseated the pulse, which is nor.nal at 70 degrees ranges from 80 to 120 degrees. The post mortem features are that when the hide is removed extravasations of dark blood appear the loose tissue under the skin the smaller intestines will be of a dark red color and the villous coating jvill be friable and easily sloughed off congested spots will be found on the lungs, and the liver and spleen will be slightly affected and more or less ex travasations of dark blood will be dis covered in the sub-lumbar regions. The illness in Wright's herd was con fined to about 250 head of cattle which drank from a small alkali lake—that por tion of the herd staying day and night in the miasmatic atmosphere engendered by decaying vegetation aud stagnant water. The balance of the herd, which had a range of several miles, and rested on the hills at night were well so far, but would have to be treated to guard against any contingencies. The fever is infectious but not contagious, Hence treatment is begun by separating that portion of the herd in which the disease originated from the balance, and again separating from them any animals showing the slightest illness, as a cure is impossible. The well animals are then dosed with chloride of potash to furnish fibrine for the blood— that characteristic being wanting in dis eased cattle—and a seaton smeared with cantharides, or turpentine,to run through the dewlap, and moved every few days to cause an outward irritation. Dr. Langdon ordered the herd brought back and quarantined on sec. 9-134-66, where good running water can be pro cured, and where the treatment alluded to above will be carried out—an operation which will take two or three men several weeks and cost 75c per head. The doctor thought the disease would be controlled without serious loss, if directions were fully complied with. An Experience With a Tramp. About 8 o'clock this morning, shortly after S. G. Guilford had left his residence to attend his daily duties at the station, Mrs. Guilford was about her housework and hearing a slight noise, stepped into the kitchen where she was confronted by a large burl}-, hard looking tramp, who asked her to give him something to eat. Her reply was, "Yes." At the same she was thinking of Leo, her large Newfoundland dog that was in the dining room, the door being closed and the tramp barring the way thereto. As she started to get the tramp something to eat he asked her whether she was alone. She replied "No." He then bent his head forward giving her a very hard look'and asked again: "Now ain't you alone?" whereupon Mrs. Guil ford wished to know what business it was, of his. He said he always "liked to catch the ladies alone." Mrs. Guilford only said, "Do you?" and rushed past him, pushed open the door and called Leo. In less than a second, and before the tramp could move, the brave dog had a death grip on Mr. Tramp. The tramp not think ing there was a second person in the house, was unprepared for the dog. He finally shook the dog off, jumped out the door letting the screen door fly back hit ting the dog on the head and leaving him in the house. Before Mrs. Guilford had recovered from the fright the dog pushed open the screA door, caught up to the tramp and ran him a mile. We think that had the dog had fair play the tramp would have fared much worse. The last seen of the tramp he was on a run for the hills. Mrs. Guilford cannot say how bad the tramp was injured, but before he got out of the house the dog shook him up wonderfully. Leo is not for sale. Medina, July 21. INDEX. Justice Gases. Two cases were tried before Judge Al len Saturday. The first case—that of Territory vs. Grant and H.^W. Cowan and Fred Reed, which was taken from Judge Hamilton on a change of venue about a week ago, was finally settled, each party agreeing to pay his share of the costs. In the afternoon the case of Carl Koeller vs. Wm. Farley was taken up. The case is brought to compel the payment of damages done the plaintiff's grain by Farley's cattle. After taking the testimony the case was continued for ar gument until Monday, Attorneys Rose and Baldwin discussed the proposition of law as to whether a police magistrate of the city- had juris diction over county cases. The city char ter affirms that statement, but the or ganic act is said to prohibit it under cer tain conditions. A Young Man's Luck. Mr. F. V. Wasserman. receiving teller of the United States National bank of this city, who held one-tenth of ticket No. 52.749, which drew the first capital prize of $300,000 in the Louisiana State Lottery's drawing on the 14th nit., con tinues at his old post counting the gold and silver of would-be depositors. He re marked to a reporter that he did not like to have his good fortune talked all over the country, but that it would lie unjust to the company to deny receiving the money. "Yes," said he, "I received the money through the express office, and it made a package about two feet long. When the money came, Mr. Wasserman, who is of a modest turn of mind, made the express men promise to say nothing about it but thirty thousand dollars was to big a sum to be kept in the dark, and before night it was known at all the banks and had soon spread all over town. He has drawn small prizes previous to this, but the last haul was the best.— Omaha (Neb.) Bee, July 3. •'5 iFOOD FOR STOCK. $ A Dakota Farmer's Experiment in Preparing Ensilage. Mr. Wm. Shepard of Tappen, was in town Friday to purchase 15 barrels of cement to complete the new silo he has been constructing on his farm this summer. He gives an interesting account of his enterprise which is re produce for the benefit of the'farmers. Visitiug last winter in the east and noticing the large number of cattle there, kept on a small acreage by feeding them on ensilage, kept in silos, the idea ocurred to him that on account of the small amount of hay land in Northern Dakota* silos might be very valuable there. He accordingly investigated the subject thoroughly, visitiug many excel lent farms in which the cattle are kept on ensilage, and came to the conclusion that he could fill a silo with profit on his own farm near Tappen. In spite of the pro test of his own family and the ridicule of his neighbors, he set to work. That his plan called for an expenditure of at leat §1,000 on what everybody said was a crazy experiment, shows how much confidence he had in his enterprise. .The silo he has been buildiug is. of stone and cement. It is 30 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 16 feet deep in the clear. The walls are two feet thick. The inside and floor at« cemented so as to be as tight as a cistern. It is sunk eight feet in the ground, and' of course its walls rise to the height of eight feet above ground. It has consumed 250 loads of stpne, obtained from the neighboring hills, and over a car load of cement. He says that the smallest stones are best, be cause they use up the least cement. Mr. Shepard has 27 acres in corn,which unless hail takes it, will yield at least 15 tons of green fodder per acre. This corn is one of the finest spectacles in the coun try. It stands high, green and luxuriant, and is the amazement of the neighbors who were so busy ridiculing him a few months ago. The variety is known as the B. and W. ensilage, or green fodder, which Mr. Shepard ascertained to be the best for his purpose, He purchased the seed at Ft. Atkinson, Wis., at a total cost of $2.12 a bushel. He used three pecks to an acre. The' silo will hold 8,(WO to 9,000 bushels of ensilage, which will be about one quarter of the product of the twenty-seven acres. The remainder he will cure, and with this cured feed and ensilage he calculates to winter his herd of eighty head of cattle from the twenty seven acres. The silo is filled, the corn cut fine and, as it sinks under its own weight, more com is put in until the silo is full. Then it is covered with boards on which heavy stone? are placed. A for mentation begins, and under the com bined influence of the heat and pressure the corn is converted into ensilage. This food is as much liked by cattle as clover, and cows fed with two bushels of it a day, yield as much and as rich milk as when feeding on the best clover. Mr. Shepard's experience fully dispels the notion that cattle cannot be profitably raised in North Dakota. Four years ago he started with a herd of seventeen short horn cows and a Holstein bull. He has since reali zed from his sales more than he has paid out on his herd sold $300 to $400 worth of butter a year, and has a fine herd of eighty cattle to show for his enterprise and faith in North Dokota as cattle country. Practically the same method of curing hay or any kind of feed or fodder as, Mr. Shepard has employed, is extensively carried on by all the small farmers in Picardy, in Northern France. The silo is constructed of earth, on a mound, to in sure good drainage, and openings left at the top for carts to unload, while an ap erture is made at the bottom for the wagon to haul the ensilage off when re required. The dairy men feed this fod der almost exclusively, as it greatly in creases the quantity of milk and butter, and it is a strong, cheap and nutritious food. Jamestown's Tornado Engraved. The August Scribner's magazine con tains the two instantaneous views of the tornado taken by Mr. Judd, on the 6th of June. The views are enlarged and the engravings are very fine. As they appear in the article the upper picture represents the tornado at its fullest vigor, the lower when it had begun to"wane. The descrip tive note adds. "The center is shown by the dark line of the funnel, behind which trails the storm of rain and hail, which is a usual accompaniment. In passing over a lake, about two acres in area, this tor nado sucked up all the water, leaving the ground "dry enough to be ploughed" This may be a slight exaggeration, but is reported from a number of eye witness es that a small lake or pond had a large amount of water lifted from its center as the tornado passed over that portion, and the water was seen descending some dis tance away from the lake. The water at the sides of the. pond rushed in to take the place of that removed by the suction, and a great diminution of quantity was the actual fact. The picture given in the magazine re ferred to shows the trees on the banks of the river, and several dwelling houses. The cut is also the only one given as showing the appearance of an actual tor nado in full progress over the surface of the earth. Had the storm been nearer and Mr. Judd's faithful instrument been equally fortunate in securing a view, the tremendous power of the column would have be^n more clearly seen. Even as it is the stately march of the whirling cloud eighteen miles away is plainly seen in the photograph. The magazines are for sale by WTonnen berg Avis and will no doubt be in great demand. Treasurer McGinnis notifies the hold ers of a number of county warrants to present them at his office for payment as interest stops with this date. Several road and bridge orders are also embraced in the call. THE TOURNAMENT GOES. An Enthusiastic Meeting Takes Steps Towards Organization. ^Notwithstanding the short notice the meeting called to consider the advisability of holding base ball4and gun club tourna ment in Jamestown.drew quite a number of Jamestown's prominent citizens to the Gladstone Saturday evening. Among those present were Hon. Johnson Nick eus, E. J. Schwellenbach, Andrew Blew ett, J. R. Winslow, W. H. Ford, W. P. Larcy, Fred Clark, Clayton Smith, Chief Schmitz, A1 Halstead, Otto Bauer, Tom Poole, A. Klaus, Jr., G. A. Lieber, C. B. Avis, P. H. Foley, H. W. Wood, Lou Shoenberg, Chas. Weber, O. H. Hewit, Pierce Blewett and R. M. Winslow. The feeling of the meeting was enthu siastically in favor of a tournament, which should continue a week and in clude, besides base ball and gun club shoots, foot ball games and whatever other sports could be included in the program and would add to the interest of the event. The various committees which were appointed will investigate that portion of the matter which has been intrusted to them and report to the meeting Tuesday evening at the same place. It is proposed to organize a stock com pany and enclose grounds which can be obtained conveniently located within the city limits. The stock will probably be placed at $5 a share, so that everybody can subscribe and become an interested party. Should the tournament be found practical and carried out, as suggested last night, it cannot but be the most suc cessful affair of its kind ever given in Dakota. The meeting was called to order by Judge Nickeus, who nominated A. Klaus, Jr., for chairman. Carried. G. A. Lie ber was chosen secretary. Chairman Klaus stated the objects of the meeting, after which Hon. Johnson Nickeus moved that the chair appoint the following committees, each to consist of three members—one each on organiza tion, finance, clubs and grounds. After a lengthy discussion, in which early every one in the room participated, and in which many valuable suggestions were thrown 'out, Mr. Nickeus' motion was unanimously carried. Chairman Klaus appointed the foil ow ing as the committees: Organization—O. H. Hewit, C. E. Black well, J. C. Nickeus. Finance—J. C. Nickeus, J. E. Winslow, A. M. Halstead. Grounds—L. D. Shoenberg, C. E. Dick inson, H. B. Wood. All committees are to report Tuesday evening at 8:30 at Gladstone parlors. The committee on grounds is expected to report as to estimated expense on fence and grand stand. On motion meeting adjourned to meet at the Gladstone parlors Tuesday, July 26th. _____ Electric Lights. Alderman John Watsgn, as chairman of the council committee appointed to in vestigate the matter of lighting the city with electricity, has been doing some close figuring and posting himself on the prob able cost of a plant. He is confident that Jamestown can get a company to put in a satisfactory light at a less price than other towns have paid. A descriptive fol der giving the specifications and condi tions upon which a franchise will be gran ted by the city for ten years to the com pany that will furnish the light cheapest has been printed and circulated among all manufacturing concerns. Advertis ments in leading eastern papers also invite bids. August 17th is given bidders to make estimates. The success of the incandescent means of illuminating stores, dwellings and offi ces at Bismarck has stimulated the de sire to be equally progressive here, and as a practical advertising improvement none better can be secured for a growing town. Board of Education. Board of education meeting Saturday President Nickeus in the chair. Present, Messrs Lyon, Sheridan. Allen, Platten berg, Van Dusen and Wells. On motion bills of Wm. McLain, $12.50 and Churchill & Webster, $5.95 were al lowed. Supt. Denny made a verbal report on teachers examination, stating that all teachers appointed passed, standing over 80. Application from Miss Bertha Klein was received and placed on file. On motion, the resignation of Anton Klaus as a member of the school board was accepted and Herman Geiseler elec ted to fill the vacancy caused by such res ignation. On motion the compensation of the janitor at the south side school house was fixed at $45 instead of $40 as heretofore. The motion fixing the salary of Mrs. Peck and Mrs. Porter was reconsidered and silary raised from $55 to $60. Mr. Plettenberg moved that the clerk be instructed to correspond with Miss Davidson and notify her that she can have a position in the schools provided she passes the required examination. Carried. Mr. Wells moved that a teacher be em ployed to teach in the high school who is competent to teach German. Carried. On motion of Mr. Wells the building committee was instructed, to advertise for proposals and let the' contract for painting the south ifide school building on the outside, in such manner as they deem most satisfactory. Board adjourned on motion. MONEY TO LOAN. On farms, wild lands and chattels, at reasonable rates and upon favorable terms. Final proofs made and money furnished therefor. SODEBICK ROSE. For Sale. One second hand binder. Cheap. LEWIS T. HAMILTON. All kinds of machine oil at the lowest rices. BALDWIN- A* SMITH.