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AT. The Jamestown Alert T.ERMSs Tho Daily Alert is dellveied in tho city by car rier*, at 75 cents month. Daily, one year $8 0 Daily, six months 4 0 Daily, three months 2 0 Weekly, one year 2 0 Weekly, six months 1 0 DAILY (EXCEPT MONDAY) & WEEKLY W. R. KELLOGG. THE county commissioners of Steele county, have settled with the attorney who held a large amount of warrants drawn for fees for services rendered in 1884 The amount of $5,000 cash was tendered for the warrants and accepted." Occasionally when it does come the way of the attorneys prudence and thrif: never fail to mark their fees in the case Barnes and Steele counties will know more, even if they have less, next time. THE entire failure of eastern paper mail yesterday to arrive at the po&toffice is another instance of carelessness on the part, presumably, of the postal clerks. Whether the matter was carried by or mis thrown is not known, but cases where daily papers from St. Paul and Fargo do not reach this office until a day or two late have been unnecessarily frequent of late. Somebody is at fault. THE elevator men at a recent meeting have agreed to raise the price of storage to three cents a bushel in Minneapolis Commission men claim this will have a disastrous effect on buyers coming to that point, and will tend to divert more grain from the Flour City than ever. The mil lers have banded together to build rail roads into Dakota for the purpose of get ting the wheat, and such little indiscre tions of the elevators would now seem agravating in the extreme. There is vig orous kicking over the matter. It is getting to be such a common thing to read of railroad accidents in which the killed and injured are piled up like beeves in a shamble, that nothing but a red slaughter pen can excite protracted at tention anymore. The Chatsworth ditch of dead and dying people has hardly lost its main interest before another small killing of three or four and injury to fif teen others on a Baltimore & Ohio train, Wednesday, revives the fading vision of the Chatsworth morgue. The railroads do not give the public hardly time enough to thoroughly digest tho sanguinary sen sations they so industriously furnish now days. IT may be that the ''differential" never made any difference in rates from here to Dulutli or Minneapolis, and conse quently no advantage can be expected from the abolishment of the discrimina tion in favor of the Flour City. It may be also true that after a short Hurry the rate will be patched up and both mark ets have equal advantages. But the wheat road of the millers is in Dakota and Minnesota, and it is going to get business enough to keep cars moving,un doubtedly. Paralleling it for a long dis tance is the Manitoba, which wants the long haul from the grain fields to Buf falo—part by water, part by land—all under one way bill. The two opposing factions are too warlike and powerful to consent to a listless pursuit of the ad vantages both have. The Dakota farm er is likely to be greatly benefited by this rate outbreak vet. Give Them A Chance! That is to say. your lungs. All your breathing machinery. Very wonderful machinery it is. Not only the larger air passages, but the thousands of little tubes and cavaties leading from them. When these are clogged and choked with matter which ought not to be there, your lungs cannot half do their work. And what they do, they cannot do well. Call it cold, cough, croup, pneumonia, catarrh, consumption or any of the fam ily of throat and nose and head and lung obstructions, all are bad. All ought to be got rid of. There is just one sure way to get rid of them. That is to take Boschee's German Syrup, whijh any druggist will sell yon at 75 cents a bottle. Even if everything else has failed you, you may depend upon this for certain. Cheap Restaurants In Italy. The majority of restaurants here charge CO to 80 cents for dinner, and 40 to (SO cents for breakfast. If you have the money, you can get a good meal at these places. There are, however, other places where a very "filling" and palatable meal can be obtained for 10 or 15 cents a plate of excellent macaroni, 6 cents bread, 3 cents au omelet, 5 cents half a bottle of wine, 5 cents, and there you are, "tutti compresso," everything included, 18 cents. Omit the wine, which is really a super fluity, and the cost is only 13 cents. Wlien inclined to be luxurious, a good beefsteak can be ordered for 12 cents. Now, these places are not dens or dirty basements, as are similar priced establishments in America, but clean, pleasant rooms. There are napkins and white tablecloths and all that, just as at the high priced establishments. The only thing is they are not on the fashionable streets, tbe waiters do not wear swallowtail coats, and they are not frequented by foreign ers.—Cor. Philadelphia Rccord. It is said that a young fanner near town hires a negro to plow, and in order to see that no time is fooled away he rides the mule so as to face the plowman, carrying an umbrella over his own head and using a big fan in order to keep cool. —Covington (Ga.) Enterprise. The only American now Is the service of the khediveof Egypt is Mason Bey, fornMI** ly an officer ia the Confederate navy. ABOUT ELECTRIC LIGHTS. The Proposed Contract Between the City and Mr. Durstine. The following is a copy of the proposed contract between the city and L. B. Durstine for furnishing the oity with electric lights. It is furnished by Mr. Durstine in a spirit of evident fairness and in order that the people may see fully what are its conditions and regula tions. It will be seen that what is pro posed is a contract to light che streets and a franchise to erect poles and string wires in the streets of the city:.. An ordinance granting a licsn92 to Lee B. Durstine, his successors and assigns the right to erect poles and string wires for electric light purposes in the streets and alleys and elsewhere in the city of Jamestown, Stutsman county, uakota territory, for the period of twenty years. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of Jamestown: See. I. That from and after the'date when this ordinance goes into effect uutil the expiration cf twenty years, Lee B. Durstine, liis successors and assigns, shall have and is hereby granted the license and privilege to erect poles and string wires for electric light purposes in the avenues, streets and alleys, public grounds and thorough fares of the said city of Jamestown, for the pur pose of distributing lights throughout the city, and to sell the same to all persons, bodies or corporations, within the said city, desiring to pur chase the sumo, and generally to have all the rights, privileges and franchises necessary to the proper and successful furnishing of electric lights to said city and inhabitants thereof. SEC. II. That within live days after the pas sage cf this ordinance and upen full compliance with lhe provisions herein contained, to be per formed upon the part of Lee B. Durstine, bis heirs, executors, successors and assigns within said period, the city of Jamestown as party of the first part, and Lee B. Durstine, his heirs, ex ecutors,successors and assigns, as party of the se cond part, shall and will make, execute and de liver a contract in duplicate, wherein and where by siid party of the first part shall contract and grant to said jiariy of ihe second part, and the said paity of the second part shall contract to accept of and from the said party ot the first part at and for the consideration and nnderand in accordance with the conditions and provisions in this ordinance set forth, the sole and exclusive right to furnish and provide lights for the use of the said party of the first part in lighting its streets, avenues, highways, parks, buildings, erections and improvements, of whatsoever na ture and description now or hereafter to be laid out, dcdica'ed, erected or maintained for and dur ing the full period of ten years from and after the completion and operation of the electric light plaut of the said party of the second part. Ssc. III. That the license and privilege grant ed to Lee B. Durstine. his heirs, successors and as signs is given and granted him upon the consid eration and express condition that within five days from the date of the passage of this ordi nance, the said Lec B. Durstine will enter into an agreement on his part wiih the said city of James town of the other part, covenanting and agreeing to and with the said city of .Jamestown as fol lows, to wit: That thi said Lee B. Durstine shall not charge the s»iid city of Jamestown for electric light for city purposes at a rate to exceed 1124.50 per year for standard 2000-candle power arc lights, nor at a rate to exceed $32 per year for 30 candle power incandescent lights, provided the tity shall take at least eight of the said 2C0('-can dle power arc light-, and the prices charged the inhabitants of said city shall not exceed the rule of,thrt'e-fourtli9 cents per hour for lfi-candle power and one and on„-fourth cent per hoar for :!0-candie power incandefceni lights, and for each in dand :sct nt light furnished in addition to the first, at a rate not to exceed the cost of the first less ten per cent, nor at a rate to exceed $95 per year for four and one-third hours each night for 2000-candle power arc 1 ights. The faid Lee B. Dnistine.liis successors and assigns shall furnish such addtiional elcctric lights to said city fromr time to time as may be ordyed by the mayor and council, and at rates not To exceed $115 pe year for 2000-candle power arc I'ghts. and 'not to exceed $32 each per year for 30-candle power in candescent lights and alJ lights shall be con structed kept and maintained at such places and in such manner as the said mayor and council shall direct without any charge, cost or expense whatever to aid city, except the sum herein spec ified provided, however, that said Lee B. Durs tine his heirs, successors or assigns shall not be required to erect and maintain lights on the out skirts or the city at a loss to him or lhem that said Lee B. Durstine shall construct, establish and maintain the Brush system of arc and the Edison fys:«m of incandescent ectric lights, of the srandard and most approved makes and patterns of each of said systems. The 2000-candle power a'C lights shall be of the standard Brush make of that name, and the measure of the electrical cur rent for such lamps shal 1 show that at least 427 and one-half watts [so culled] are furnished frr each of such lights the said Lee B. Durstine. his successors and assigns, shall at all times keep and maintain in the place where the dynamos ate operated the most improved electrical devices for measuring and indicating the strength of the cur rent furnished for both of said systems of lights, and the said citv expressly reserves Ihe right to make from time to time, at i-s own expense, such other and further tesls as it may deem beat respecting the true candle power of the va rious lights furnished by the said Lee B. Durs tine, his heirs, successors and assigns- Said Lee B. Lars tine, his successors and assigns must adopt and utilize as far as practicable all Improve ments hereafter made in electrical appliances and ail dynamos, wires, lamps, carbons and other appliances and fixtures of whatever nature or character, must be of tbe best and most approved pattern. Privati consumers shall pay the ex pense of wiring their houses or places of business and of furnishing the same with lamps (except arc lamps) and tho said Lee B. Durstine. his suc cessors and assigns, shall at his or their expense furnish everything else whatsoever necessary and proper with which to erect, complete, maintain and keep in operation said plant, and to make at his or their expense all additions to the sys'ems and all repairs thereof required from time to time. The engine used for the generation of power must be of the A. L. Ide & Son make, specially deaign ed and constructed for the purpose and guaran teed not to vary more than two per cent between light and load. Sac. V. The construction of said sys'em shall commence within thirty days after the passage of this ordinance, and the ate system shall be com pleted and ready for supplying the city with lights within ninety days from the passage hereof, and the incandescent system shall be under opera tion within thirty days thereafter and the said Lee B. Durstina his successors and assigns shall, when si directed by the mayor and council of ssid city, extend such system of lightirg from time to t'me to meet the demands of tbe city and the inhabitants thereof, and they will at the ex piration of ten years from the date hereof, enter into a contract with the city to continue to fur nish to said^ity electric lights for the full period of this license or franchise, and at rates not ex ceeding those then in force, if the city shall give notice of its election to make such contract with in ninety da^fc *ffet the expiration of ten years of the date of the p»seag« hereof. ,/r t*1^^ rt I VV'^^T7 Sic. VI. That it is further ordained that tte city of Jamestown will upon due compliance of said Lec B. Durstine with all the conditions here in mentioned and to be mentioned in tbe contract to be ente'ed into in pursuance hereof, and when said electric lights are ready to be supplied to the city or the inhabitants thereof tpke and use at least eight 2,000 candle power arc lights for the pe riod of ten years, and 111 pay for each of said arc lights |134.50 per year. All of said arc lights shall be run according to the Philadelphia all night schedule .(so called). When said lights are ready to be started aud annually thereafter, there shall be prepared a table according to said Phila delphia all night schedule aud arranged for the latitude showing the exact hoar and minute of each day during the then ensaing year at' which said lightR must be started and also the exabttimc they must be extingu'shed. Such table or sched ule musl be prepared by said 1-ee B. Durstine, hts successors or assigns, and must be' presented to and approved by the electric light committee ol the city as such schedule before the beginning of each new year. In case the said city should at any time desire such lights to be on dark cr cloudy nights (luring hours when said schedule would.not require the same to be run, the said city- may req a ire the said lights to be run until not later than one o'clock a. m., and shall pay not to exceed the sum of five cents per hour for each of the said lights computed for the number of hours each of the same are thus used. SEC. VII. That the said Lee B. Durstine, his successors and assigns shall be responsible for any and all damages -either to the avenues, streets, alleys, public grounds or thoroughfares, persons or property, resulting from any act of negligence of the said Lee B. Durstine, his heirs, successors or assigns in constructing or operating the said system of electric lighting. Said Lee B. Durstine, his heirs, successors and assigns shall at all times opeiate and maintain such system in accordance with the rnlesnd regulations of the New York board of underwriters and such an-endraents as shall herea'ter be made thereto. Sic. VIII. All work of whatever character done in and about said system shall be first class in every respect and shall be done in a good and workmanlike manner. All arc lights for street illumination shall be, unless otherwise ordered by the council, suspended at street intersections at a highth of at least 24 feet froiii the level of the street from Brady mast arms or some similar de vice approved by electric light committee, attach ed to the poles, which must be of clear straight cedar, free from unsightly knots. SEC. IX. That the mayorof said city be and is hereby authorized and instructed to enter forth with into a contract and agreement under the seal of the city of Jumestown, subject to the approval of the city council with the said Lee ft. Durstine ratifyingand confirming uncer the said Lee B. Durstine, his heirs, successors :tnd assigns, the licenses and privileges herein granted for the pe riod of time herein before set forth and l:mfted, provided always ihat said Lee B. Durstine sim ultaneously enters into an agreement as provided for and set forth herein. SEC. X. That the said Lee B. Durstine, Ms successors and assigns will at all times furnish a full and complete supply of electric lighting to meet the requirements of said cily and the inhab itants thereof, unless prevented by acc dent or other cause beyond their oontro!, in which event_ such obstacle shall be removed and overcome without unnecessary delay. Proportionate reduc tion shall be made for failure from such cause to light the ci'y's arc lights for any continuous pe riod for twenty- four hours. SEC. XI. That if the said Leo B. Durstine, his heirs, succrssors or a«si2iis, shall fail Jo perform any part or portion of ihe contract with the said city of Jamestown as contemplated by this ordi nance or any of the conditions mentioned herein, after making allowance for ncccssaiy additions and repairs :o the plant, and reasonable interrup tions and delays in the remedy of defects and re pair of accidents, then and in that event the said Lee I!. 1 ursiine.. his successors and assigns, shall forfeit and surrender any and all rights, privi lege? rfiul franchises, conferred or granted by this ordinance, and said Lee 15. Durstine, liis heirs, successofs or assigns, shall not by reason thereof have any action or right of action against said city therefor. .Staking Out His Claim. A slim young was perched on a stool in one of the largo restaurants near The Tribune building devouring a straw berry dumpling. The capacity of the res taurant was not sufficient for the rush of customers, and behind tbe fortunate pos sessors of stools formed another line of hungry candidates glaring over the shoul ders of the eaters and watching each mouthful disappear. Behind the slim young man, however, four hungry eyes watched the vanishing fragments of straw berry dumpling. There were two con testants for the seat—a corpulent old per son in spectacles and a tall man with a silk hat. The slim young man, completing his' lunch, climbed down from his perch, and the ccjpulent watcher, with great activ ity, began to climb up. "Hold on," said the other candidate, gruffly. "What for?" "Because, sir, I have aright to the seat. I was here, sir, when that young man began to eat his dumpling. Perhaps," added the tall man scornfully, "you think that I have been standing here just to count how mauy mouthfuls there are in a strawberry dumpling." The elderly man laid his hand on the stool and said, with the confident air of one who holds four aces: "I am very sorry, sir, but you really have no claim at all. I was here when this young man was unable to decide whether he wanted a strawberry dumpling or custard pie." And then the corpulent old man, having "seen" the tall man end gone him one better, climbed upon the stool, and his rival moved sadly along to stake out an other claim on a man who had just or dered fish balls with tomato sauce.—Chi cago Herald. Buckle n's Arnica Salve. THE BEST SALVE in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fe ver Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chil blains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles, or no pay re quired. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For Sale by Baldwin & Smith. Excitement in Texas. Great excitement has been caused in the vicinity of Paris, Tex., by the remark able recovery of Mr. J. E. Corley, who was so helpless he could not turn in bed, or raise his head everybody said he was dying of Consumption. A trial bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery was sent him. Finding relief, he bought a large bottle and a box of Dr. King's New Life Pills by the time he had taken two boxes of Pills and two bottles of the Discovery, he was well and had gained in flesh thirty sixpounds. Trial Bottles of this Great Discovery for Consumption free at Baldwin & Smith's. Large Bottles SI. S Special Excursions to Detroit Lake. For the next few weeks, or until fur ther notice, the Saturday excursion rate will be made for a party of twelve or more on the ticket to Detroit lake and return party to go only Tuesday or Wednesday, and return on Thursday A dancing party will be given at the Hotel Minnesota every Wednesday evening, and the above arrangement is made for the benefit of parties in adjoining towns who may desire to attend. Good music, dancing, refreshments and boating par ties will be the special attraction of the Wednesday evening parties. Transpor tation furnished by Hotel Minnesota be tween the hotel and lake and boat houses, and between depot and hotel without charge to guests. CHAS. S. FEE, G. P. fc T. A. The Verdict Unanimous. W. D. Suit, Druggist, Bippus, Ind., testifies: "I can recommend Electric Bitters as the very best remedy. Every bottle sold has given relief in every case. One man took six bottles, and was cured of Rheumatism of ten years' standing." Abraham Hare, druggist, Belville, Ohio, affirms: "The best selling medicine I have ever handled in my twenty years experience, is Electric Bitters." Thous ands of others have added their testimo ny, so that the verdict is unanimous that Electric Bitters does cure all diseases of the Liver, Kidneys or Blood. Only a half dollar a bottle at Baldwin & Smith's Drug Store. Capital Prize, $150,000. "We do hereby certify that we supervise tne arrangements for all the Monthly and semi-annu al Drawings of The Louisiana State LottvryCom pany, ana in person manage and control the Drawings themselves, and that ihe sane are con ducted with honesty, fairness, and in good faith toward.all parties, and we authorize the Company, to use this certificate, with fac-similesof our sig natures attached in us advertisements.'' Commissioners. We the undersigned Bancs and Bankers will pay all Prizes drawn in The Louisiana state Lot teries which may be presented at ourccunt2rs J. H. OGLESBT, Pres. Louisiana Nat'lBk. PIEKHE IiANAUX, Pres. State Xat'l Bk A. BALDWIN, Pres. $ev Orleans Xat'l Bk CARL KOHN, Pres. Union Xat'l Bank. ATTRACTION! UNPRECEDENTED W OVER HALF A MILLION DISTRIBUTED OVER HA Louisiana Slate Lottery Many. Incorporated in 136$ for 23 years by the Legisla ture for Educational and Charitable purposes— with a capital of $1,000,000—to which a reserve fund of over $550,000 has since been added. By an overwhelming popular vote its .franchise was made a part Of the present State Constitution adopted December id, A. D., 1879. The only Lottery ever voted on and endorsed by the oeopie of any .State. It never scales or poitsoaes. Its Grand Single Number Drairingi 'will take place monthly, and the Seml-Anual Drawings regularly every six months (June and Dectneber). SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A FORTUNE. Ninth Grand Drawing. Class I, in the ACADEMY OF MUSIC. New Orleans, Tues day,Sept. !8,l887--20*tli Monthly Drawing. $150,000. Capital Prize Halves. Hf Notice.—Tickets are Ten Dollars only, $5. Fifths, $2. Tenths, $1. LIST or PRIZES. 1 CAPITAL PRIZE OF $150,000 ....1150,000 1 GRAND PRIZE OF 80,000 ... 1 GRAND PRIZE OK 30,000 ... 3 LARGE PRIZES OF 10,000..., 4 LARGE PRIZES Of 5,000 ... 90 PRIZES OF l.OIO... 50 500 ... 100 300 ... 300 200 ... 500 100 APPROXIMATION PRIZES. 100 Approximation Prizes o' $300 100 do 200.... 100 100.... 1000 Terminal E0 ... $30,000 20,000 10.000 50.000 2,179 Prizes, amounting to .*. $535,000 Application for rates to clubs should be made only to the office of the Company in New Orleans. (for further information write clearly, glTing full address. POSTALNOTES, Express Money Orders, or New York Exchange in ordinary letter Currency b) Express [at our expense] addressed M. A. DAUPHIN, New Orleans, la., or M. A. DAUPHIN, Washington, D. C. Address Registered Letters to New OSUSANS NATIONAL BANK. New Orleans, La. RPMPMRPD That tlie presence of Gener nLinClflDCn a js Beauregard and Early, who are in charge of the drawings, Is a mmran ty of absolute fairness and integrity, that the chances are all equal, and that no one can possi bly divine what numbers will draw a Prize. KEITKMUKR That the pavirent of all Prizes is WITAKAXTEKO BY FOUK WATIOSIAIi BA.X'KM of New Orleans, and the Tickets arc sicned bv the President of an In stitution. whose chartered rights are recognized tbe highest Courts therefore, beware of any mitationsor anonymous schemes. A. W. KELLEY & SON. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in FLOU' AND FEED OIL, Oat Meal, Bolted Corn Meal, Etc OLD POSTOFFICE BUILDING, Lloyd Block. JAMESTOWN, DAK. THE CAPITAL HOUSE 5TH AVE., JAMESTOWN. This house has been Enlarged, Renovated and Re-furnished throughout. First-class Board and Sleeping Rooms. TERMS, per week. Transient, per day... ....$5 00 150 NEW FEED AND SALE BARN in connection with the Hotel. An at tentive Hostler in charge at all hours, night and day. G. W. 1NGRAHAM, Prop'r Kidne/ Baim as a Sold by Wonnenberg & Avie. When tbe stomach lacks vigor and regularity there will be flatulence, heartburn, nausea, sick headache, nervousness, nse Dr. J.H. McLean's Strengthening Cordial and Blood purifier, to give one and regularity to the stomach.—Sold by Won- CO to 0 0 0 0 0 0 $ cs (0 QS- 10 In the decline of life, infirmities beset which oar yo'utb and maturity were arrangers, our kidneys and liver are subject to derangement, bat nothing equal* Or. J. H. McLean's Liver and 1 CO Persona who lead life of expoaare are subject to rheumatism, neuralgia and lumbago, and will And a valuable remedy in Dr. J. H. McLean's Volcanic Oil Lintment it will banish pain and »y Wonnenberg & Faults of digestion cause disorders of the liter, and the whole system becomes deranged. Dr. J. H. McLean's Strengthening Cordial and Blood Purifier perfects the process of digestion and aa similatioa, and thus makes pure blood.—Sold by Wonnenberg ft Avis.