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So GREAT was the demand for the Il
lustrated issue that the whole edition of
10,000 copies was exhausted before noon
of the day following its publication.
From all parts of the United States re
quests have been forwarded for copies of
this issue, which coupled with the. local
demand for over 20,000 more copies, has
justified a second edition of at least 25,
000 copies, and as the forms will be left
standing, probably this number will be
swelled to 50,000. It speaks volumes for
the business enterprise of the citizens of
Bismarck, that this paper is set up and
printed at home. The TRIBUNE'S equip
ment for fine commercial and newspaper
printin book binding, blank book man
ufacturing, etc., is complete. This paper
which is printed by steam OD a new fast
press, speaks for the efficiency of the me
chanical force. The TRIBUNE is the old
est newspaper in North Dakota and re
ceives the full associated press news.
The weekly edition is sent to any address
ior $2 per annum. As Bismarck is the
capital of Dakota and the center of the
greatest land district in the world, where
there is still open for settlement a region
as large as the state of Ohio, those want
ing complete and reliable information
can hardly afford to do without the lead
The Capital National Bank.
This strong fia&ncial institution, located and
occupying the whole of the first floor of the new
Capital block, opened up for business about
October 1,1883, and from that day its success
has been assured, and its business all that could
haye been desired. There is no institution in
the city better officered or more carefully man
aged than the Gapital National Bank. Those in
the immediate charge of its affairs are courteous
and spare no pains to please and accommodate
it? patrons, as all those having financial transac
tions with the bank can testify.
The board of directors u. composed of some
of the wea'thiBBt and most successful men in the
territory, and the officers have all previously
been connected with large and successful finan
cial institutions. The president, Gov. Ordway,
well known to our people, was for many years
president of the Kearoage National bank, located
in his native town in New Hampshire, after
wards far twelve years sergeant-at-arms and
disbursing officer of the Ucited States house of
representatives at Washington.
Mr. Eber H. Bly, vice president, is too well
known in financial circles throughout Dakota to
need any recommendation. Mr. Bly has suc
cessfully managed some of the largest financial
operations during the past ten years that have
been transacted in this section of the country,
and is the well known proprietor of the Sheridan
Mr. E H. Wilson, tho cashier, now known to
most of the people of Bismarck a9 a competent
man for the position to which he was
choBen, came to this city from Pennsylvania,
where for the past twenty years be has been en
gaged in the busineas of banking. Some fifteen
years since assisting in the organization of the
Indiana county deposit bank, which proved to
be one of the most successful inks =in tba'
great state, he was from its organization in 1869
until the summer of 188), its cashier, when he
became affected with the western fover, which
resulted in h:s location in this city.
The board of directors, in addition to the
president and vice president, is composed of
such solid men as Alexander McKenzie, Elijah
Coffin, Alexander Hughes, Geo. L. Ordway and
Chas. W. Thompson. With such men at the
head of the Capital National Bank, there need
be no f-^are of the solvency of the institution,
and the patrons may feel certain of liberal
The success of any city depends greaiy upon
the character of its business men and their
enterprise and business thods. It is the
shrewd business man who first makes a note of
the advantages possessed by embro cities, and if
they take advantage of their observations they
are almost certain to meet with a rich reward.
Such a busiuess man is Mr. Frank Frisby, one
of the leading diuggists and merchants of the
capital city. Mr. Frisby is a former business
man and prominent citizen of Atchison, Kansas,
but one year ago, becoming impressed with the
future commercial importance of Bismarck, he
removed to this city and purchased the drug
store and business formerly conducted by W. A.
Hollembaek. '!he stook of goods was at once
enlarged and the store renovated, and today Mr.
Frisby is recognized as one of the leading mer
chants of the northwest. Hisstock of goods is
complete in every detail, and his success is
largely due to the fact that he was one of the
first merchants of th9 city to recognize the fact
that in order to extend bis trade it was necessary
to sell goods at the smallest possible margin of
profit. Mr. Frisby at once made war on high
prices, and by advertising liberally established
such a trade that his competitors wers com
pelled to sell goods at a smaller margin of profit
than usual or be driven from the field. Besides
his large line of pure drugs and proprietary
medicines, Mr. Frisby has a most complete
stock of toilet and fancy articles, toys, brie a
brae and fancy goods. In the line of albums,
toilet sets, hand mirrors, etc, Mr. Frisby has a
stock that is not excelled, and besides these he
always has a thousand and one articles, embrac
ing all of the latest novelties that are suitable
for holiday, wedding or birthday gifts. One
large show case is also exclusively .devoted to
choice brands of imported and domestic cigars,
whith are sold at both wholesale and retail.
Mr. Frisby, in this respect, caters to the taste of
his gentlemen friends and many customers, and
it is already a well established fact that if one
invariably wants a good cigar and a reliable
brand, it is necessary to purchase tha same at
Frisby's drug store. At the present season of
the year Mr. Frisby is making a specialty of his
wall paper trade, and during the spring renov v
tion of residences, offices and stores, will sell at
prices lower than ever. Like his other goods
Mr. Frisby buys his wall papers of the largest
manufacturers for ossb, and never purchases
any old stock or undesirable patterns. His
line of wall paper and ceiling decorations are
conceded to be as complete as oan be found in
any stock In the northwest, and the same can
be Baid of his paints,oils and varnishes. In every
". branch of Mr. Frisby's bu«iness, and on each
class of goods the same excellent basineos
management and low prices prevail. The store
is centrally located at the corner of Main and
Fonrth streets, and the newcomers as well as the
old residents,***© certain, if they consult their
best interests, to become customers of Mr.
A BRICK TOWN.
Such is tfie Prosperous Village of
Sims, Forty Miles West of
Over 8130,000 in Improvements Last
Year,with Prospects of Doable
that Amonnt in 1884.
The Town's Industries, Output of Coal,
Manufacture of Pressed Brick,
Terra Cotta, Etc.
The Kecord off a Single Year.
Sims, with its coal mines, pressed brick, tiling,
terra cotta, pottery and fire briok works, was
surveyed and platted May 1st, 1883. This is the
base of supply of native coal for domestic use,
for that part cf Dakota situated contiguous to
the line of the Northern Pacific and its branches,
a' well as the supply of the locomotives, which
use two-thirds ot this coal mixad with one-third
of eastern coal. The shipments this year to date
amount to 10,017 300 pounds. The receipts of
private freight amount to 403,935 pounds. The
railroad receipts amount to $2,767.15. These
shipments do not include the shipments of brick
and terra cotta, which will commence in the
course of twenty days and which last year
amounted to over five millions of pounds, and
this year, beyond a doubt, will be about fifteen
millions of pounds.
The coal company employ abont 150 men, and
the brick company this season will employ about
th° same number besides which the mechanics
and laborers occupied in building will number
abou'. 300. The amount paid for labor by the
two enterprises is from ten to fifteen thousand
dollars per month.
President Villard's report of the Northern
Pacific for last year showed that the
TONNAGE OF FREIGHT BECEIVED AND SHIPPED,
and the number of passengers arriving and de
parting, were greater than those of auy town
between the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers,
with the exception of Mandan, and the ship
ments were far in excess of it. Last year im
provements amounted to $130,000.
The out-put of coal for 1883 was 24,805 tons,
and the ayerage increase in out-pn" is about 200
per cent, per annum.
The shipments of brick amounted to a million
t.nd a half, besides large quantities of terra cotta.
The Carson Pressed Briok and Lime company
have been manufacturing brick and terra cotta
all winter, and last summer run their works
night and day and were absolutely unable to fill
their orders. They have this year doubled their
capital stock and are increasing the capacity of
the works as rapidly as possible. The superior
quality of their clays (12 different kinds being
stratified on their property, which burn from
deep red to the lightest gray,) enable successful
competition with distant points, large quantities
of]brick and terra cotta being under contract for
St. Paul and Minneapolis, in competition with
the St. Louis pressed brick. Underneath the
clay deposit is a. seven-foot vein of coal with
which the clays are burned. The brick company
are about to put in electric light?, and work
night and day the coming season.
THE FARMING COUNTRY TRIBUTARY TO SIMS
is gently undulating, with a good, rich black
l'jax from two to five feet de:p lestingon a sub
soil of heavy bodied clays. The grass and nat
ural vegetation is luxuriant, and this section,
besides beiDg.specially adapted to the raising of
cereals and roots, is an excellent stock country,
being well watered, with sufficient timber for
shelter. The water is of the finest quality, the
creeks all being fed by springs. There is also
an abundance of prairie hay. There area num
ber of stock ranches on the Heart and
Canon-ball rivers, with plenty of room for
hnndi eds more.
Sims has the only mineral spring known in
this section of the country, flowing a volume of
water amounting to several hundred gallons a
minute. The principal ingredients are Bulphnr
and iron.- Bath honseB fov the accomodation of
the public, will bo erected early in the spring,
as also the general hospital of the coal interests,
at which patients in need of the mineral waters,
will be treated.
Arrangements are now being made for the
erection of a large flouring mill and elevator.
A foundry will also be established here in the
near future. There is an excellent Btone quarry
ea the town site, from which the stone for foun
dations is being taken.
Among the new towns which have come
the front during the past year, Sims, which is
situated forty miles weBt of Bismarck, on the
line of the Northern Pacific railroad, deserveB a
prominent place. Ten month? ag- it consisted
simply of the mine building', with here and
there a miner's honse, but today it boosts of an
attractive and well planned town-site, with a
handsome public park and cemetery donated by
ihe coal interests, with large and
SUBSTANTIAL BRICK BUILDISG8,
and evidences of thirf and prosperity. Among
the principal edifices may be mentioned the
Oakes hotel, newly furnished and running,
which is^a new three story briok building costing
$15,000. A handsome brick school house, erect
ed at a cost of $5,000, capable of seating 200
pupils, with a present attend
fence of about forty scholars.
A general store, drug store, clothing store and
bank building, and general office bui ding of
the Northern Pacific Coal company, whose head
quarters are here, and from which point are op
erated their mines at Little Missouri, Lignite,
M. T., three mines in the Bozeman mountains,
and mines in tbe Bull mountains. The resi
dence portion of the town is substantial and
attractive,'the houses being largely o* briok.
They are built for the future as well as the
present, and in common with the whole town,
are planned on a liberhl scale. The foundation
is already in for the new church, which will be
finished early this spring, at a cost of from
$5,000 to $7,000. Educational facilities are to
be maintained at tbe highest standard.
There are not houses enough today to accom
modate the inhabitants, or stores for those de
sirous of engaging in business, and fifty houses
could be rented within a week, at a rental of
from 15 to 20 per cent, on the investment, and
rents of houses occupied by employes of the
coal and brick companies are collected by said
companies for their owners. Sims has a solid
basis for the prosperity already attained and
awaiting her in the future.
ONE IMPOBTAST ADVANTAGE
which Sims has over its competitors is its cheap
fuel. The possibilities whioh this onens up are
well nigh incalculable. It is bound to be an
important manufacturing centre,, with all
THE BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE, MARCH, 24/138*
which that implies—the bnsy wheels of industry
being set in motion by the wonderful deposit
with whioh nature baa underlaid tbe fields of
Dakota. It haa not the immense water power
whioh baa made Minneapolis, bat like Pittsburg
it has the material for steam power, both cheap
and abundant, with a surrounding country
whioh naturally gravitates toward it, and which
may well look to it as a souroe of supplies.
All looking for a good investment for their
money are advised to visit Sims. Seeing has
thus far been believing, with handsome returns
and promise of better things in tbe future.
G. H. Fairchlld.Prest.
H. B. Porter,
W. A. Dillon, Cast'r.
F, W. McKinney,
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
Surplus and Undivided Profits 40,000
G. H. FAIRCHILD, H. R. POKTER.
ASA FISHER, DAN EISENBERG.
H. F. DOUGLAS.
American Exchange Nat. Bank, New York,
National German American, St. Paul.
First National Bank, Chicago,
BILLS OF EXCHANGE FOR SALE ON ALL THE
PRINCIPAL CITIES OF EUROPE.
Accounts Solicited. Deposits received subject
to check and Interest Allowed on
United States, Territorial, Municipal, County
and School Bonds bought and sold. Drafts on
the principal cities of the United States bought
and sold. Collections made on all accessible
points in the United States and Canada.
GOV. N. G. ORDWAY, EBER H. BLY,
ALEX. M'KENZIE. HON. ALEX. HUGHES,
CHAS. W. THOMPSON, GEO. L. ORDWAY,
E. H. WILSON.
Capital Block, Bismarck, Dak.
HfEHCHAMTO SiATIOXAL BASK.
Corner Fourth and Meigs Sts.,
JOHN A. MCLEAN, President.
E. MCMAHON, Cashier.
A General Banking Business Transacted.
-FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGE-
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Collections at all accessible points promptly
made and remitted for.
Accounts of Banks. Bankers, Merchants and
others received on favorable terms.
R. B. MELLON. G. N. MELLON.
D. W. DICKEY,Cashier.
GENER \L BANKING BUSINESS.
Collections made in all parts of the United
States and Canada- Accounts of merchants
and others solicited.
Bank of America, New York Continental Na
tional, Chicago Capital Bank, St. Paul
Mellon & Sons Bank, Pittsburg.
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING,
Aetna Hartford, Conn.
Orient Hartford, Conn.
Fire Association Philadelphia.
N. Y. Underwriters Agency New York,
Phenix New York.
Springfield Springfield, Mass.
Am rican Central.. St. Louis, Mo.
Fireman's Fund San Francisco.
Germania.... New York.
St. Paul & M. .. -. St. Paul, Minn.
Commercial Union London.
North British & Mercantile.. London.
Western Assurance Toronto.
Travelers Life & Accident... Hartford, Conn.
Merchants Nat. Bank, bt. Paul.
EXCHANGE ON ALL THE PRINCIPAL CITIES
EUROPE. COLLECTIONS RECEIVE
PROMPT ATTENTION. INTER
EST ALLOWED ON TIME
CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED ON ANY
BUSINESS IN OUR LINE.
Ocean Steamboat tickets.
-CAPITAL NATIONAL BANK,-
Hon. N. G. 03D
EBER H. BLY, Vice Pres.
E. II. WILSON. Cashier.
Paid Up Capital,
MACNIOER & CO.,
JflSMABCK LOAN A S O A N
BISMARCK LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY,
CAPITAL, S100,000. CAPITAL, •100,000.
FRANK B. ALLEN, Prest. I MARQUIS DE MORES, Vice-Prest.
RICHARD B. MELLON, Treas. FRANK LAWALL, Sec.
Loans made on city and country real estate. Money loaned for non-residents on first' mort
gage in name of invest ir. Interest collected and remitted. Taxes of the mortgagor looked after..
Charge and management taken of real property belonging to non-residents, and all matters of in
vestors given careful attention.
For full particulars send for circular containing articies of incorporation and other information-
WHITLEY, LILLY & McNEAL,
Owners of Additions to
I S A
S E E E
City Lots at Plat Prices. Railroad and Govern
ment Lands. Settlers Located.
Money to Loan.
Offlce-CENTRAL BLOCK, BISMARCK.
INVESTMENTS MADE FOR NON-RESIDENTS REAL ESTATE BOUGHT AND SOLI.
THE CENTRAL LOCATION OF THE ADDITIONS PLATTED BY US WILL BE SEEN BY A
GLANCE AT THE PLAT OF BISMARCK. STRANGERS IN THE CITY SEEKING INFOR
MATION WILL FIND OUR OFFICE AT THE CORNER OF MAIN AND FOUV.TH STREETS-
glSBARCK NATIONAL BANK. J. W. RAYMOND, Prest.
JUSTUS BRAGG, Vice-Prest.
W. B. BELL, Cash'r.
THE BISMARCK NATIONAL BANK,
Established May 8, 1882. Successor to the Bank of Bismarck, the oldest bank in North Dakota.
CAPITAL, $50,000. SURPLUS AND UNDIVIDED PROFITS, §20,000.
JUSTUS BRAGG. H. J. WHITLEY. WM. HARMON. ALEX. MCKENZIE.
F.J. CALL. W. B. BELL. J.W.RAYMOND.
First National Bank, New York,
First National and Capital Banks, St. Paul,
Merchants National, Chicago.
Security Bank, Minneapolis.
Bills of Exchange on all the principal cities of the United States, London, and all parts of Europe.
Interest allowed on time deposits. Taxes paid for non-residents. Agents
for two of the principal European steamship lines.
CHAS. H. CLAGUE,
OFFFICE IN CENTRAL BLOCK.
CITY AND SUBURBAN PROPERTY, FARM LANDS, LOANS.
CAREFUL BUSINESS. SMALL COMMISSIONS. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED.
REFERENCES:— First National Bank, Bismarck Merchants National Bank, Bismarck.
A E A I S
REAL ESTATE AND LOAN BROKER.
FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLL A US WOkTH OF THE MOST DESIRABLE PROPERTY
IN AND AROUND BISMARCK FOR SALE.
Property for sale in Mandan, Sims, Steele and Sterling. Houses built. Rents collected. Taxes,
paid. Investments made, and particular attention paid to the interests of non-residents. Loans
negotiated on first mortgage security at highest rate of interest. Bismarck city property a spec
ialty. Correspondence solicited. Reference—First National Bank and Merchants National Bank
CENTRAL BLOCK, BISMARCK, DAKOTA.
W O E S A E
E A I
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AGENTS FOR McCORMACK REAPERS AND MOWERS, PIITS' BUFFALO THRASHERS,
AMES ENGINES, STUDEBAKER WAGONS.
No. 54 Main Street, Bismarck, Dakota.
JJUHON, HURON, HURON.
Huron occupies the same relative position to South Dakota that Bismarck
does to North Dakota, and will uddoubtedly be
HURON THE STATE CAPITAL HURON
Of the new state of Dakota to be created out of that portion of the Territory south of the 46th
parallel. Huron is centrally located. Huron is the railroad center of south Dakota. Huron is
the proprietor of three of the first and best additions
THE FUTURE OF HURON IS ASSUREB.
If you want a certain, saf« investment, take no chances on prospective towns, but invest in
Huron. Huron has a record as the mo3t enterprising and progressive and one of tha lareest.
cities in Dakota. Write to GEO. W. STERLING, Huron, D. T., for particulars.
JJEW YORK ART STORE.
WATCHES, JEWELRY AND SILVERWARE.-
OIL PAINTINGS, STEEL ENGRAVINGS, MIRRORS, MARBLE AND WOOD MANTLES
WALL PAPERS, PICTURE FRAMES,
C. H. PHELPS, Slattery Block, Third-st
ORIGINAL OWNERS OF
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AND AGENTS FOR
N. P. R. R. CO. LANDS.
N. R. R. CO. LANDS.
N. P. R. R, CO. LANDS.