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SUNDAY, JULY 6, 1913.
Stale Historical Society Takes
Prellmloary Steps lo
Advance Guard Out in a
Reconnoiter of the
Several Camps Discovered
Where General Sibley
Tlio State Historical society. has boon
'plaimiuK a Sibley trail expedition for a
number of months. In. the meantime
the men of the expedition have been
RiitherinK all the information possible,
both from books and old soldiers.
The state has been settling up so fast
that the expedition hardly expected to
lliul the trail along the prairie, but
they had great hopes of finding the for
tified camps. Curator- Fish went to
Jamestown, where lie met Sheriff nana
WriGht and Alex Steinbach. With an
auto they went to Arrowood lake, where
they were joined by Hugo Iliebe. All
•of these who had become experts in
Sibley history were anxious to find the
Thutt night they slept under the stars
on the gjte of Camp Atchison, the place
where$ jitliei. base of supplies for Sibley
were ijoracjiin-'1'8 trail' to the Missouri.
This camp is four miles south of r.intorcl
on the farm of J. K. Thune, and the
walls are still very plain.
This camp was established. .Inly 18.
ISfi". by General H. II. Sibley. As soon
as he had selected the camp he set
1.200 soldiers to fortifying it. The sick
and disabled soldiers were left In this
camp as a guard with three -or more
companies. It was a sorry day for the
soldiers left behind, as action in the field
was more preferred, and then. too.
those few soldiers did not know what
dangers were in store for them as soon
as the 2.0f.« troops left for the west.
Some of the soldiers half expected the
Indians to come up from behind the Dev
ils hake Hills and kill them all. The
outposts on all the high MIlS^nirrouiHl
ing the shores of Sibley Lake indicated
how caretully the camp was to guard
against a surprise.
Krom Camp Atchison Curator Fish's
parly left for Camp Sibley, or the battle
of the Jlig Mound. At this camp the
party surveyed and platted the fortified
cam p. There are still markers on the
field to indicate the death of Dr. Weis
er, who was murdered in*col# blood un
der the protection of a flag of truce.
Dr. Weiser was killed about 1500 paces
from the fortitied camp, and about a
mile from the peak of Rig Mound. He
C. B. LITTLE, Pres.
J. L. Bell, V. Pres.
BOXES FOR RENT
President Wilson delivered the fol
lowing addres3 at the Gettysburg re
union on July 4:
"Friends and Fellow Citizens: I
need not tell you what the battle of
Gettysburg meant. These gallant
men in blue and gray sit nil about us
here. Many of them met here upon
this ground in grim and deadly strug
gle. Upon these famous fields and
hillsides their comrades died about
them. In their presence it wore an
impertinence to discourse upou how
the battle went, how it. ended, what
it, signified! Hut fifty years have
gone by since then, and 1 crave the
privilege of speaking to you for a
few minutes of what those fifty years
"What have they meant? Ther
have meant peace and union and vig
or, and the maturity and might of a
"great nation. How wholesome and
I healing the peace has been! We have
found one another again as brothers
and comrades in arms, enemies no
longer, generous friends rather, our
battles 1'iug past, the Quarrel forgot
ten—except that, we shall not. forget.
the splendid valor, the manly devo
tion of the men then arrayed against
one another, now grasping hands and
smiling into each other's eyes. How
complete the union has become and
how dear to all of us, how unquestion
ed, how benign and majestic, as state
after state has been added to this,
our great, family of free men! How
handsome the vigor, the maturity,
might of the great nation we love
with undivided hearts how full ot
large and coniident promise that a
life will be wrought out that will
crown its st-ength with gracious jus
tice and with a happy welfare that
will touch all alike with deep con
tentment! We are debtors to those
fifty crowded years they have made
us heirs to a mighty heritage.
Days of Sacrifice Not Over.
"But do we deem the nation com
was buried in fortified trench :i mile
and a lialf southeast of this fortified
Near this Camp Sibley. lieutenant
Ambrose was cut off fmm the command
when he was limiting. and lost his life.
There was a terrific storm rasing dur
ing the battle, and a soldier riding over
Big Mound was killed by lightning. This
battle taught the Indians the superior
ity of the white men's guns, and the
futile attempt to keep the country. From
that time on their greatest desire was to
get beyond the Missouri river.
Twenty-one miles from Camp Sibley
is Camp Pfaender. or, as it is commonly
called, the Rattle of Dead r.uffalo hake.
The entrenchments are scarcely visible
on the plowed field but they could he
platted. The Indians tried to stampede
the horses at this camp, and it was
with difficulty that the horses and mules
were saved. This camp is ,iust a few
miles north of Dawson.
The party was as anxious to find
Camp Shoeneman, or the location of
the Cattle of Stoney I.ake, as they were
to locate Camp Atchison, arid "after 'in.
thorough search they found the breast
works of the camp on tlie farm of
A. SlaatenhMs, four miles north of
Drlscoll. This camp was a fortunate dis-
Also Depository for Qov. Postal Savings Bank Funds
First National Bank
FRANK E. SHEPHERD, Cashier.
A. J. ARNOT, Asst. Cashier.
BISMARCK, toORTH DAKOTA
Established in 1876
If you have a little daughter, bank for her right now three dol.
lars for her first year of life, six dollars for her second, nine dol
lars for her third, and so until you catch up to her present age and
then on her next birthday, bank to her credit throe dollars for each
year of her age and keep this up until she is 21. She'll then have
nearly A THOUSAND DOLLARS and you'll never miss the money.
DO THIS it's your DUTY.
Let OUR Bank Be YOUR Bank
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
LOANS MADE ON
and Surplus $175,000.00
And it is secure. There is no one
within its forders, there is no power
among the nations of the earth, to
make it afraid. But Iras it yet squar
ed itself with its own great stand
ards set up at its birth, when it made
its first noble, naive appeal to the
moral judgment of mankind to take
notice that a government had now at
last been established which was to
serve men, not masters? It is secure
in everything except the satisfaction
that its life ii. right, adjusted to the
uttermost to the standards of right
eousness and humanity. The days of
sacrifice and cleansing are not closed.
We have harder things to do than
were done in the heroic days of war,
because harder to see clearly, requir
ing more vision, more calm balance
of judgment, a more candid searching
of the very springs of right.
What It Costs to Make Nation.
"Look around you upon the field ot
Gettysburg! Picture the array, the
fierce hosts and agony of battle, col
umn hurled against column, battery
bellowing to battery! Valor? Yes!
Greater, no man shall see in war and
self-sacrifice, and loss to the utter
most the high recklessness of ex
alted devotion which dbes not count
eover.v. The slough has given up many
iron parts of wagons. The horses and
mules had given out, and the wagons
were burned and the iron parts were
thrown into Stoney Lake.
The Indians attacked the Sibley forces
just as they started up the long incline
out of the camp. This battle of July
28. 1863, might have been fatal' had it
not been for Jones' battery, which was
always a terror to the Indians. They
almost cut off the herd, and it was with
difficulty that the aroiy kept from being
surrounded. This was the last desperate
attempt to delay the soldiers so the
women and children could get over the
The last camp on this march to the
Missouri was Camp Slaughter which is
near the farm of Xorman Falconer near
Hismarek. The .Sibley forces retraced
their steps after reaching Camp Siaugh.
After Curator Fish and his companion
trail finders reached Camp Shoeneman.
they broke up their party and returned
home. They have platted many new
camps and veriftlert the old a
realize more than ever that this year
would have finished the last indications
of this important Sibley trail and the
Sibley camp. The party also feels that
this fiftieth anniversary of the Sibley
expedition was fittingly observed in gath
ering the story told in the sod and pre
serving the plats of all the important
camps from Camp Atchison to the Mis
Itev. Hughes ot' L'ismarcl gave a
fine sermon at school Sunday even
.Mrs. Lyman Harris entertained at
dii ner Monday evening in honor of
Amelia Olso of Bismarck.
Mrs. V. M. Craven and sister-in-law,
Mrs. Wilton, of Des Moines, Iowa,
were shopping at the €apital City
Mrs. A. T. Wjalch and son went to
Mrs. Moflit and son, Thomas, wont
to Baldwin, X. D., Thursday to visit
friends until after the Fourth.
Mrs. Murry left Sunday 1'or He
bron, N. D., after spending a month
with her daughters, Mrs. C. D. King
and jyiable Murry.
August Klipstine left with his fam
ily Sunday, overland in his Ford car
to visit his father and mother, who
live at Groton, S. D.
Mable Kroll of Bismarck, came
down to Menoken Thursday to visit
at Melvin Agnew's until Sunday.
Francis Ward and Amelia Olson
went to Britten, N. D„ Wednesday to
visit Miss Beus.
Lyman Harris and family took din
ner with Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Fields
Sunday, who live at Apple Creek.
Mrs. Auison went to McKenzie
Thursday to spend the Fourth with
Lillian Reineke has returned to Me
noken after spending a month with
her people, who live at Morton, Min
Mr. Rankin of McKenzie, came up
ta Menoken Wednesday to umpire the
ball game which was played by Meno
ken on one side and E-'urleigh on the
other side, which resulted in Bur
leigh coming out ahead.
BIG CROP ASSURED.
The rain, which was general over
this section of the state Friday, set
tled beyond any doubt the certainty
of this year's crop. A f&ll of rain
•started during the night and contin
ued till noon yesterday, nearly an
inch of water falling. Only a hail
storm can prevent a big crop here
Dr. G. F. Ruediger, director of the
state public health bureau at the uni
versity, is away on a trip covering
the larger cities of the state in the
interest of the campaign for the ex
termination of flies.
Fourth of July Address by the President at Gettysburg
plete and finished? These venerable
men crowdin'g here to this famous
field have set us a great example of
devotion and utter sacrifice, they
were willing to die that the people
might live. But their task is done.
Their day is turned into evening.
They look to us to perfect what they
established. Their work is handed
on to us, to be done in another way,
but not in another spirit. Our day
is not over it is upon us in full tide.
"Have affairs paused? Does the
nation stand still? Is what the fifty
years have wrought since those days
of battle finished, rounded out, and
completed? Here is a great, people*
great with every force that has ever'
beaten in the lifeblood of mankind.
the cost. We are made by these
tragic, epic things to know what it
costs to make a nation—the Wood
and sacrifice of multitudes of un
known men lifted to a great stature
in the view of all generations by
knowing no limit to their manly will
ingness to serve, in armies thus
marshaled from the ranks of free
men you will see, as it were, a na
tion embattled, the leaders and the
led, and may know, if you will, how
little except in form its action differs
in days of peace from its action in
days of war.
"May we break cam]) now and be at
ease? Are the forces that fight for
the nation dispersed, disoanded, gone
to their homes forgetful of the com
mon cause? Are our forces disorgan
ized, without constituted leaders and
the might of men consciously united
because we contend, not with armies,
but wii|h principalities and powers
and wickedness in high places. Are
we content to lie still? Does our
union mean sympathy, our peace con
tentment, our vigor right action, our
maturity self-comprehension and a
clear confidence in choosing what we
shall do? War fitted us for acion,
and action never ceases.
Strive for People's Freedom.
"I have been chosen the leader of
the nation. I cannot justify thd
choice by any qualities-of my own,
but so it has come about, and here I
stand. Whom do command? The
ghostly hosts who fought upon these
oattle fields long ago and are gone?
These gallant gentlemen stricken in
years, whose fighting days are over,
their glory won? What are the or
ders for them, an*who rallies them?
1 have in nly '.mind another host,
whom these set free ot' civil strife in
order that they might work out in
days of peace and settled order the
life of a great nation. That host is
the people themselves, the great and
the small, without class or difference
CLUBS OF STATE
Activities Well Maintained in
North Dakota Commercial club ac
tivity is well sustained, according to
reports made to the state headquar
ters of the North Dakota Federation
of Commercial clubs, in Grand Forks.
The campaign for membership in the
state organization is also fruitful,
many new clubs joining.
Hanjtinson has organized a new
club with the following officer^: Pres
ident, G. Ross Fowler secretary, 11.
Krautkreamer rcasurer, H. A. Mer
rifield. The establishment, of a boule
vard and park system is one of
At the annual meeting of the New
Rockford club, the following officers
were elected: President, Dr. Charles
MacLaughlin vice presidents, George'
M. Pike and W. II. Burns secretary,,
G. W. FunkI treasurer, J. Crawford,
The Kenmare club has been sue-1
cessful in backing a campaign for the
establishment of a curling rink, com
mittees engaged on the task report-j
|ing progress which virtually assures
An important activity of the Man
dan club is that of bringing about tlie
construction of a dam over the Heart I
river for commercial purposes.
At the annual meeting the Dickin
son club elected the following direct,-)
ors: T. D. Casey, George Senour, T.
H. Pugh, Roy Butler, H. Rabe, C.
Langley, f\ Maser, A. H. Deiters, G.
A. Perkins, W. L. Richards and E.'
H. Knapp. The club plans to hold a
big Stark county exhibit this fall.
Funds have been raised by the Park!
River club to make the Walsh county
agr'cultural school more effective.'
Work is now under way on a modern
A report on traffic conditions will
be made to the Grand Forks Commer
cial club by Dr Meyer Jacobstein,
who is investigating in the east.
The Valley City cluo is giving spe
cial attention to the construction of
main roads leading to the city.
F. S. Thompson heads the Lisbon
club for the coming year, with other
officers as follows: Vice president,
W. E. Chisman secretary, C. G.
Meiad treasurer, H. S. Grover. The
club has received a report showing
that corn has increased about 25 per
cent in acreage.
Wahpeton lias started a movement
for .the removal of electric light, tele
phone and telegraph poles from the
New officers for the Minot club in
clude' Ira jWright as president secre
tary, A. B. Dili vice presidents, Dr.
A. J. McCannell and J. S. Flatland
treasurer, W. B. Porter.
New Rockford is planning improve
ment work and the Commercial club
is taking a hand in shaping the activi
At the annual meeting of the Mott
club, plans were made for an active
season of work, the following new offl
cers being elected: President, Dr. F.
E. Redman vice president, W. J. Gle
ney secretary, F. N. Gelbach treas
urer, F. S. Dewey.
The 6-year-old daughter of Han3
Kjor, living live miles north of Sur
rep, had her leg broken. Mr. Kjor
had hitched a horse to a buggy and
was Just in the cat of starting when
the child climbed onto one of the.
wheels, and in some way was caught,
•with the result that the left leg was.)
fractured below the knee. I
of kind or race or origin and undi
vided in interest, if we have but the
vision to guide and direct them and
order their lives aright in what we
do. Our constitutions are their arti
cles of enlistment. The orders of the
day are the laws upon our statute
books. What we strive for is their
freedom, their right to lift themselves
from day to day and behold the things
they have hoped for, and so make
way for still better days for those
whom they love who are to come af
ter them. The recruits are the little
children crowding in. The quarter
master's stores are in the mines and
forests and fields, in the shops and
factories. Every day something must
be done to push the campaign for
ward and it must be done by plan
and with an eye to some great des
Put On Harness of the Present.
"How shall we hold such thoughts
in our hearts and not be moved? I
would not have you live even today
wholly in the past, but would wish to
stand with you in the light that
streams upon us now out of that
great day gone. by. Here is the na
tion God has builded by our hands.
What, shall we do with it? Who,
stands ready to act again and always
in the spirit of this day of reunion
and hope and patriotic fervor? The
day of our country's life has but
broadened into morning. Do not put
uniforms by. Put the harness of the
present on. Lift your eyes to the
great tracts of life yet to be conquer
ed in tl interest of righteous peace,
of that prosperity which lies in a
people's hearts and outlasts all warsi
and errors of men. Come, let us be
comrades and soldiers yet to serve
our fellow men in quiet counsel,
where the blare of trumpets is neith
er heard nor heeded, and where the
things are done which make blessed
the nations of the world in peace and
righteousness and love."
Dickinson, N. D„ July —R. L. Ken
nedy's automobile has been stolen,
and up to date there is no trace of
the machine, though the police au
thorities have sent, word in every di
rection. Kennedy is a one-armed
man and the ear had been fitted for
his special use- It had been left
in his back yard and did not contain
much gasoline. Evidently it had been
pushed out of the yard about a block
before it was started. It is believed
that the same car was seen to cross
the ferry at M!andan, and there is an
other report that the car bad been
seen at Steele.
714 Thayer St.
Children Cry for FUtchar's
lihBKind You Have Always Bought* and which has been
in uso lor over 30 years, has home the signature of
antl has been made under his per
gonal supervision since Its Infancy.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use Far Over 30 Years
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FORD CARS SELL FAST
Probably tlie greatest number oi"
sales of any automobile offered in tlie
city has been made by the Uismarck
Implement. Co. oil the Ford car this
firm having sold 5." machines this sea
son and have just received another
car from Detroit Saturday.
Mr. Bertsch is very much pleased
with his success and says the great
value with low co»t is what sells the
Ford. that, really it sells itself and
the only trouble he has is to get
the machines delivered after the cus
tomer has purchased. By working
21 hours per dnv with 1B001 men the
factory are finishing 300 completed
machines each dav. vet this tremen
We Can Now Deliver Your
After a month we have succeeded in se
curing another carload of Ford automo
biles. They are here, don't wait for the
shipment will sell quickly and we may
not be able to get more cars after these
are gone. Over 275,000 Ford cars have
been sold and their marvelous durability I
and low cost of operation, together with
low purchase price makes the Ford
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
Price $600 Fully Equipped
f. o. b. Detroit
There is no longer any question about the values we offer in there machines
—Think of it, we have sold fifty-five cars this spring here in Bismarck. Ask
your next door neighbor, very likely he is an enthusiastic Ford owner, and
knows the roads are open so far as he wishes to go, and that he can climb
any hill, go through mud, and get to his destination more easily, quickly
and with less expense than with big, heavy, expensive, high priced machines
Better be safe than sorry—order a Ford
Bismarck Implement Co.
Allow no one to deceive you In this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "JiiHt-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
luiants and Children—Experience against Experiment*
What is CASTORIA
a is a harmless snostitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups* It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
subNtancc. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Jtavcrtalmc.ss. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and llowels, giving healthy and natural sleep*
The Children's Panacea—The Mother's Friend*
Bears the Signature of
dous output, does not keep up.' with
their sales and already the .1914 plans
are being made to increase the 6ut
put to supply all orders at once.
Bertsch IVros. will continue to sell
ihe cars in this locality.
The increasing patronage of Webb
Bros, shoe department has made nec
essary additional salesmen for ttie
big store. Mrs. F. T. Kronschmabel
of the Twin Cities has been engaged
as an exclusive shoe salesman and
comes with a broad knowledge of the
work in which he is engaged. The
shoe section has been greatly enlarg
ed with a corresponding increase ih