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—The agony is over.
—Garfield and Arthur. In hoc signo
—Northern Pacific preferred stock 47%
—Not that they loved Caesar less, but
that they loved the country more.
—The unoccupied quarters at Fort
Meade were burned last week. Loss $5,000.
—The Deadwood Pioneer reports a $75,
000 clean-up from a two week's run on Father
—When Gen. Grant received the news
of Garfield's nomination, he said, "It is all right.
1 am satisfied."
—A coroner's inquest over the death of
Imperialism at the Chicago convention was
—Senator Hoar called to the chair for
a short time the colored Senator Bruce, during
the famous convention.
—The democrats are devising some
means of relieving their Payne. The nominee of
the Chicago convention is a good doctor.
—The Stand-by mill, in the Rochford,
Black Hills, district, has made its first clean-up.
The result was much greater than was eyen
—Miners returning from the Yogo
mines say that they are no-go, bed-rock being
struck at from twenty to thirty feet and poor pay
in placer dirt.
—The New York Herald correspon
speaking of the crowd
House the evening before the convention met,
says, "Sardines are nothing to it. It was the
jamdest jam I ever saw."
—The gold medal for the best patent
process flour, granted by the national millers'
association, was awarded to Washburne, Crosby
&Co., Minneapolis, Western Dakota's dele
gate did not reach the convention soon enough.
—Eugene Schuyler, the brilliant young
author and diplomat, has been transferred from
the consul generalship at Rome to the same pos
ition at Bucharest and is also accredited as di
plomatic agent to that country. The latter pos
ition is the same as Envoy without the salary
—The total debt of the United States
May 21st, 1880, less cash in the treasury was $1,
952,336,719.85 Tthe Pacific railroads (except the
Northern Pacific) owe $31,911,141.40 for interest
paid on railroad bonds guaranteed by the gov
ernment. The debt has been reduced since June
1st, 1879, $74,820,530.52
—A million and a half of gold dollars
weigh three tons. The Black Hills mines in five
years have produced $20,000,000 worth of gold or
forty tons of the metal, and have the largest gold
mills in the world. An incomparable showing
and in a country that five years back was the
home of the savage Sioux.
—Dr. Mary "Walker has been before the
liouse committee on the District of Columbia
advocating the establishment of a home for
friendless women and children, with herself as
matron and physician. She is a persistent little
creature and thi house will probably appro
priate $50,000 to get rid of Dr. Mary.
—Admiral Animen, DeLesseps and
Gen. Grant will now have ample opportunity to
push forward the Nicarauga canal scheme. The
whole country is interested in its successful ac
complishment and congress will sec that the
right, of Americans are no way abridged. The
details with the ^South American governments
have been arranged,
—The German papers of Cincinnati,
Ifew York and St. Louis spean in high terms of
-the nomination of Garfield and Arthur, and
.ooncede .the .entire vote of the Germans for the
.republican ticket. Gen. Grant's defeat may be
partially attributed to the defection among Ger
man republicans and their antagonism to any
thing tliat savors of imperialism. It was the
principle involved, not the personality, that led
the convention to reject Gen. Grant's nomina
tion. He is yet the most illustrious man in the
country, but his election would have establish
ed a dangerous precedent in the young republic.
—The pliunny man of the Denver Tri
Jyunt has been "bucking" the goat of King Gam
brinus, and thus soliloquizes unto himself:
"Who hath woe? Who hath babbling? Who
hathledness of eyes He that gceth to seek the
schooner of buck beer. Who hath sorrow Who
atriveth when the middle watch of the night hath
come, to wind up the clock with the 15 puzzle?
He that kicketh against the buck beer and get
teth left. Verily, the buckness of the buck beer
buckoth with a mighty buck, insomuch that the
bnckee riseth at the noon hour with a head that
compasseth the town round about, and the
^wellness thereof waxeth more and more, even
from Dan to Beer Sheba." (Current joke in
the Holy Land.)
—The first political convention was
held in Philidelphia in 1830 and was called the
United States Anti-Masonic convention. No
business of importance wae transacted. The
same convention met in Baltimore in 1831 and
nominated Wm. Wirt, of Maryland, for presi
dent. Previous to this time nominations were
made by congressional caucusses or state legis
latures. The first republican convention was
held also in Philadelphia in 1850, which nomin
ated John C. Fremont, who was defeated by Bu
chanan, whose administration brought the re
bellious element to a focus, from which sprung
.secession and the war of the states. Since 1850
conventions have been regularly held for nomi
nating presidents and vice presidents, the con
vention at Chicago beiugoftli lougestduration.
Disastrous Hand-Car Kide.
foreman of the spile
driving gang at the landing, jumped upon
a hand-car attached to the switch engine
and rode up town last night. He now
wishes lie had walked. When in front of
the Sheridan House the car jumped the
track, throwing Mr. Webster with such
force against the ties as to break his leg
in two places and dislocate his shoulder.
The engineer corps that have been sur
veying the Missouri river from Stubbs'
Perry to Great Fills, came down on the
Western with Capt. Coulson.
THE STANDARD BEARERS Of
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
James A. Garfield, of Ohio, for Pres
ident and Chester A. Arthur, of
New York, for Vice-Pres
CSpecial Dispatch to the Tribune.)
AFTER THE BATTLE.
CHICAGO, 111., June 10—After the storm
comes the calm. Nearly all the delegates
have left for their respective homes, and
the city is again cooling down to its usual
temperature. The hotels, which have
been crowded during the: past two weeks,
are now actively engaged in cleaning
house, and Chicago is herself again.
However, the presidential question is the
leading topic at all the club rooms and
among politicians generally, and there is
a general feeling of curiosity among the
republicans as to the result of the Cin
cinnati democratic convention. They
consider their ticket a strong one, but
naturally they are anxious to know who
they will have to fight. Reports from all
over the country to the Chicago press in
dicate a general unanimity and good feel
ing among the republica ns, and a rous
ing republican victory is predicted
throughout the country.
was started by Indiana and Wisconsin,
afier it had become a certainty that the
convention could not unite on any of the
candidates prominently mentioned. All
during the convention Garfield had been
a leading light, and recognized with
bursts of applause whenever he entered
the building.or made any moves for his
party. As the roll call on the 36th ballot
was proceeded with it became evident to
Grant's friends that they were defeated as
state after state went solidly for Garfield.
At the beginning, many delegations had
not decided just what to do, but as the
cheers arose for Garfield after each state
had contributed her votes, there was no
hesitancy. It was a wild scene. The
Ohio men stood up in their seats and
shouted until their throats were hoarse,
while Grant's gallant 306 stood their
ground until the last. On the whole, the
convention was orderly, and good feeling
prevailed throughout the proceedings.
It drew a larger crowd of distinguished
men than ever before assembled at one
time in this city.
(From Tribune Extra,)
Official vote, Grant 304 Blaine 284
Sherman 93 Edmunds, 34 Windom, 10
Washburne, 30. (Cheers.)
Grant, 305 Blaine, 282 Sherman, 94
Washburne, 22 Windom, 10 Edmunds,
32 Garfield, 1.
Grant, 305 Blaine, 285: Sherman,
93 Edmunds, 32 Windom, 10 Wash
burne, 1 Harrison, 1 Garfield, 1.
Grant, 305 Blaine, 281 Sherman, 95
Edmunds, 32 Windom, 10 Washburne,
3 Garfield, 1.
Grant, 305 Blaine, 281 Sherman, 95
Edmunds, 31 Windom, 10 Washburne
31 Garfield, 2.
Grant, 305 Blaine, 281 Sherman, 94
Edmunds, 32 Winclom, 10 Washburne,
31 Garfield, 2. Harrison moved con
vention take recess till 3 p. m., lost.
Grant, 306 Blaine, 284 Sherman, 91
Windom, 10 Edmunds, 31: Washburne,
2 Garfield, 1.
Motion to adjourn till five lost.
Grant, 304 Blaine, 283 Sherman, 93
Windom, 10 Edmunds, 31 Washburne,
33 Garfield, 1 Hayes, 1. Maryland has
cast one vote for G. W. McOrary.
Grant 305, Blaine 285, Sherman 89,
Edmunds 31, Washburne 33, Windom 10,
Hayes 1, McCrary 1. Blaine gained 1 ou
Texas and 2 on Virginia.
Blaine gained one vote from Kentucky.
Correction makes Grant on fourteenth
ballot 305. Blaine loses one vote from
Grant 309, Blaine 281, Sherman 88, Ed
munds 31, Washburne 36, Windom 10.
Grant 306, Blaine 283, Sherman 88, Ed.
munds 31, Windom 10, Washburne 36.
Delegate Raum, of Wisconsin, moved to
adjourn till 5 p. m., lost.
Grant, 303 Blaine, 284 Sherman, 90
Edmunds, 41 Windom, 10 Washburne,
31 Davis, 1.
The roll of New York showed Grant
50 Blaine, 10 Sherman 2.
Grant, 305 Blaine, 283 Sherman, 92
Edmunds, 31 Windom 10 Washburne 35.
A™ Tt .-- ,. RI- IN- C'-A F- F-«'N-VIF
Motion to adjourn till 7 p. m., carried.
CHICAGO, June 7.—Tremendous crowd
at the convention hall. The convention
was called to order at 7:23 p. m.
Grant gaines one in Alabama from
Blaine, also in Florida Sherman gaining
one in Illinois from Washburne, 2 in
Maryland from Grant and Washburne,
Pennsylvania one from Blaine for Hart
ranft Georgia 1 from Blaine to Grant,
Washburne gets two in Indiana from
Blaine Grant sains one from Sherman
in North Carolina and one from Blaine.
Grant, 305, Blaine 279, Sherman 96 Ed
munds 31, Washburne 32, Windom 10 Gar
field 1, Hartranft 1. Total, 755. !N eces
sary for choice, 377.
Grant 308, Blaine 276, Sherman 93, Ed
munds 31, Washburne 35, Windom 10,
Hartranft 1, Garfield 1.
Grant 307, Blaine 276, Sherman 95, Ed
munds 31, Washburne 35. Windom 10,
Hartrauft 1 Garfield 1.
Grant 305, Blaine 275, Sherman 97,
Washburne 35, Edmunds 31 Windom 10,
Garfield 1, Hartranft 1.
Grant 304, .Blaine 275, Sherman 97,
Washburne 36, Edmunds 31, Windom 10,
Grant 307, Blaine 279, Sherman 93, Ed
munds 31, Washburne 35, Windom 10,
Grant 302, Blaine 281, Sherman 94, Ed.
munds 31, Washburn 30, Windom 10,
TWENTY SIXTn BALLOT.
Grant 303, Blaine 280. Sherman 93,
Washburne 31, Edmunds 36, Windom 1,
Grant 306, Blaine 277, Sherman 93, Ed
munds 31, Washburn 36, Windom 10,
Garfield 2. Motion to adjourn at 9:30
roll call demanded and defeated.
Grant 307, Blaine 279, Sherman 91, Ed
munds 31, Washburne 35, Windom 10,
Garfield 2. Adjourned till 10 a. in., after
TUESDAr irORNING SESSION.
From 28th to 34th ballot, substantially
Grant 312, Blaine 275, Sherman 107,
Washburne 44, Edmunds 11, Windom 4,
Garfield 17. Garfield challenges correct
ness of votes, referring his count to con
Indiana broke for Garfield at 12:39 p.
m. Indiana 27 for Garfield, 2 for Blaine,
at 12:30 p. m. Maryland gives 2 for Gar
field. Grant gets 1 vote from Minnesota.
12:44 p.m. Grant gains 2 in Pennsyl
vania, which Blaine loses. Grant 313,
Blaine 257, Sherman 101, Windom 1, Ed
munds 11, Garfield 50, Washburne 23.
Official: Garfield 399, Grant, 306,
Blaine 42, Sherman 3, Wash
burne 5. Conkling moved to make nom
ination unanimous. Hale seconded the
motion, and pledged the support of the
Blaine forces in electing the nominee.
(Great cheering). Motion by Harrison
of Indiana to take recess till 5 p. m., car
TUESDAY EVENING SESSION.
Evening session there was great excite
ment and numerous congratulations over
the morning's work. After some little
discussion, the convention proceeded to
put in nomination candidates for the
Vice Presidency. Pixley of California
nominated Washburne, which was sec
onded by ^Dennis McCarthy. Robinson
nominated Marshall Jewell, and Hicks
nominated Judge Settle, which was sec
onded by Harris Houck then nomi
nated Horace Maynard. Gov. Wood
ford then arose and in a neat speach, nom
inated Chester A. Arthur which
was seconded by Dennison, Kil
patrick, Lynch, (colored) Mission and
Filey. Chambers nominated Davis, of
Texas, when the first ballot was pro
ceeded with, resulting as follows:
Arthur, 468 Washburne, 193 Jewell,
44 Maynard, 30 Bruce, 8 Settle, 1
Woodford, 1 Allison, 4 Davis, 1.
Arthur's nomination was made unani
mous and the convention adjourned.
Good nature prevailed and the ticket is
consideied a very strong one.
Yesterday morning a special car ar
rived with Director J. Frailey Smith, of
the North Pacific, and a few immediate
friends aboard, bound for a pleasure trip
across the river. The party returned last
night and left this morning for Philadel
phia. This morning another special car
arrived with President Billings, General
manager Sargent, Superintendent Towne,
and a few other distinguished gentlemen.
The party proceeded to the front and will
on their return, look the ground over for
a bridge or tunnel, leaving for St Paul to
night. President Hillings wag the man
wno presented the fla.me of Senator Ed
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munds for President at the Chicago con
vention, and was also one of the leaders
in the move which gave the nomination
to Garfield. He was strongly opposed to
Blaine, from the fact that Jay Gould was
so earnestly supporting him.
A TRIP TO THE ERONT.
A Country of Magniiicefkt Distances
and Wonderful Capabilities.
Monday a party composed of Dr. J. II.
Guild, of Rupert, Vt., and brother, J. W.
Guild, an enterprising farmer of Minne
sota, Gi M. Sheldon, of Vermont, Superin
tendent Taylor, master mechanic Doran
and a TRIBUNE man visited the end of the
track on the extension. At Baby Mine
the party were escorted by 3 Lr. Thompson
through the mine and the details of coal
mining were fully explained. The mine
is in good shape and nearly 100 tons of
coal per day is now being taken out. All
along the line the paity were shown the
utmost courtesy by Superintendent Tay
lor and the trip through the wild, un
broken prairie was one long to be remem
bered. The party owe Mr. Kurts, of the
supply store, an abundance of gratitude
for the manner in which he entertained
them. The accommodations in the way
of meals and lodging were in every way
first-class and equal to any hotel in the
couutry. Mr. Kurts has three cars in use
for his office, store and dining apartments,
and strawberry shortcake, peach preserves,
etc., are none to high for the constitution
of these pioneers of civilization. Tues
day morning the party left the supply
camp for the end of the track, which point
was reached about nine o'clock. Here
they were initiated in the art of railroad
building, about two-thirds of a mile of
track being spiked down while the party
remained. The country abounds with
good water and sickness is unknown on
the line. The railroad passes within half
a mile of Young Man's Butte, from which
elavated point one can see from forty to
eighty miles in every direction It is the
highest point between Bismarck and the
Little Missouri. Custer's lookout bluff
is about two miles distant. Here Gen.
Custer was surrounded by the Indians
four days. Young Man's Butte is so
named because of the burial of an Indian
years ago called Young Man, at its base,
This Indian was veiy old but-retained
such remarkable agifity and youthful ap
pearance, even to his death, that he was
called by his tribe "Young Man." A sol
dier is also buried in this bluff. The I
scenery from the vicinity of Young Man's
Butte is grand. One can look out from
the car window a distance of fifty miles
over a vast rolling prairie, unbroken ex
cept, now and then by some stream, lined
with groves of timber or an abiupt sand
stone'bluff which looks as if it had been
suddenly upheaved and was a stranger in
the The scenery along the entire
line is grand ahd~romahtrcaiiy wild ana
uncivilized. It is a trip through a country
which words are inadequate to describe,
passing, as the road does, through the
richest wheat country in the world it al
so .offers superior inducements to the
scientist and pleasure-seeker. The North
ern Pacific passes through the greatest
variety of scenery of any road in the world.
T|c change is so rapid that there is no
monotony. There are no vast sage brush
plains as* ou the Central Pacific, to greet
the eye for days. Every particle of the
Mid is useful either for farming, grazing
or mineral pursuits. 'Grand openings for
capital and enterprise at any point. When
completed the road will in fact be the
greatest transcontinental road in the
^orld. Tuesday erening the party re
timed, well pleased with the trip and
more than ever impressed witli the beau
libs of Dakota and the magnitude of the
I Sugar Cane.
Dr. Guild has made arrangements to
eak five acres of his section cornering
oil President Hayes' farm, which will be
planted to sugar cane this year. A mill
Will be put in, and should the experi
ment prove successful, an extensive busi
ness will be done next year. Mr. Guild
tlinks that artesian wells can be sunk in
tlis country at a comparatively low fig
ure, and will, some time during the sum
mer, if the President will join him, sink
obe on the corner of the two farms.
Travelers from the Black Hills speak in
iigh terms of the Meichants Hotel in
Peadwood, kept by Jacob Wertheimer.
'he house is furnished throughout with
Brussels carpet and walnut furniture, and
ho expense is ever spared to provide the
fables with the best the market affords.
ago or New York, and the pricc is reas
onable. It is a favorite among traveling
Dissecting the Bad Lands.
Professor Denton, the eminent geolo
gist, is now in the Bad Lands investiga
ting the formation of that famous region,
and contemplates a trip at an early day
to the Black Hills. He will probably re
turn to Bismarck and deliver a
lecture, with illustrations, on the subject
of geology, early in July, when the new
hall will be ready lor the purpose.
Professor Denton drew crowded houses
in Minneapolis for seventy nights.
I. O. O. F.
Zanoni Lodge, I. O. O. F., was institu
ted at Mandan last week by Deputy
Grand Master D. W. Marratta. Dr.Bent
ley, Wm. Baelir, Wm. Van Kuster, J. A.
Mason, E. H. Lee, G. W. Racek, Valen
tine Shreck, J. G. Hausman and Wm.
Berkelinan, of the Bismarck Lodge, were
in attendance. The officers are: P. O.
Chilstrom, N. G. Daniel Collins, Y. G.
P. I*. Hancock, R. S. Elijah Boley, P. S.
Henry Ward, Treasurer.
THE COUNTRY WEST
PROGRESS OF THE NORTH PA
The Road Completed Eighty-Nine
Miles West—The Superior Qual
ity of Work Being Done—
OVER THE RIVER.
In the rush of river business and immi
gration, the people of this section are apt
to overlook the rapid extension of the
North Pacific road through Dakota. One
can now get on the train at Mandan and
travel west nearly as far as from Bismarck
east to Jamestown. Along this entire
line not a sign of civilization can be seen,
except at the few station houses. The
track bed is in excellent condition, and
the scenery is varied, wild and interest
ing. The road crosses the Heart six times
in five miles and the Sweet Briar twentjr
seven times in eight miles. Truts'
bridges are used on the Heart, and are
said to be the strongest and most durable
bridges made. Winston & Co., who had
the contract of putting in the bridges on
the extension, have indeed displayed great
skill and efficiency in their construction.
Comanche, the first station west of Man
dan, is but a side track, and •is better
known as Rattlesnake Station. Why it
was ever thus named is best known to the
gradeis who first established the town.
There never has been but two or three of
these reptiles seen over the river on the
line. The grade between Mandait and
Comanche is very heavy, many places be
ing the masimum grade, fifty feet to the
mile. In ascending from
THE HEART VALLEY
to the table lands above, tle track winds
snake-like around the foot hills, the
curves being so short in some instances
that not over hall a dozen cars can be
seen at one time. The Sweet Briar is
quite an extensive valley, but the land is
not as good as that of the Curlew and up
lands further west, but as a stock range
it cannot be excelled. Blue Grass station
is so called because of the luxuriant
growth of blue grass in the immediate
vicinity. This grass is so rank that the
valley looks like a vast oat field Near
Baby Mine is Spring Tank station.
Water is furnished the tank from a beau
tiful spring bubbling out from the side of
a bluff about three hundred feet from the
track. The wind-mill is placed over the
spring and the water forced into the tank
AT BABY MINE
there is considerable activity. About
thirty-five men are now at work, each man
mining from three .to five tons of coal per
day. Baby Mine is-a bonanza, and is
Bly & Thomp
son, a neat revenue. The main passage
is now about three hundred feet into the
bluff, with a fall of one inch to the foot.
The vein being worked at present, pre
sents a seven foot face, and the quality of
the coal is superior to ordinary lignite.
These coal beds underlie tlie larger por
tion of the country west of Mandan, crop
ping out in many places on the streams
and cuts along tlie road. In digging the
wells for the water tanks, extensive veins
are struck. A few miles west of Baby
Mine the road makes a sudden turn to
the northeast and the beautiful Curlew
valley is reached. This valley is about
fifteen miles long and in some places is
nearly five miles wide. On either side
are ranges of bluffs which resemble bar
racks or barricades. At the western end
of the valley is Curlew station, and 7
miles further on is the "Y," 58£ miles
from Bismarck. Fiom this point west to
the supply store there is a gradual rise.
The quality of the soil becomes better as
the summit or divide is reached, and the
best stretch of country west of the Miss
thus far traversed by the North Pa
cific is from
YOUNG MAN'S BUTTE
west to the Bad Lands. The track is now
laid a distance of 'eighty-nine miles west,
and in about ten days the first one hun
dred miles will be completed. The sup
ply store, which is now about seventy
five miles west, will remove in a few days
to Green River, where it will remain un
til the road is completed to the Little
Missouri. Graders are at work all along
the line from Green River to the Little
Missouri, and by the time the contract
for building the second 100 miles of track
is let, the grade will be ready for the
rails. All the iron and ties for the first
100 miles, ot which there are tuit eleven
yet to build, are now over the river and
RAPIDLY TO THE FRONT.
The rapidity with which the road is be
ing extended is indeed astonishing,when
one considers the long distance from the
base of supplies and the consequent dis
advantage under which the constructors
work. The track is being laid at the rate
of a mile and a quarter a day, and the
telegraph wires are being strung at the
same rate. The new superintendent of
the Missouri division, D. R. Taylor, is a
thorough, practical railroad man, and
gives the transportation of gupplies his
careful attention, as on that depends the
speed of the construction. Early this fall
trains w,ill be running to the Little Miss
ouri, and the Yellowstone will be but a
short distance from the end oi this sea
The new station houses on the extension
are the best ever built on any railroad.
They are large, tvro-3tory buildings, fin
ished oft in good shape and nicely paint
ed outside and in. They are residences
in every sense of the word. The water
tanks put up by Mr. Hill are also large
and substantial reservoirs. In factevery
thing on the extension has been done
very thorough. The snow, fences are
built along, and no trouble from snow
will be experienced next winter.
Sig Hanauer returned Saturday from av
Mat Laib is east after new stock for.
livery stable. -S:
John A. McLean went east this morn
ing on a business trip.
W. A. Hollembaek left this morning on.
a business trip to St. Panl.
Dr. F. Joseph Quinlan, of Fort Yates,
came np Thursday l'or a few days' visit.
Chris. Heli, .the king barber of Miles
City, is in town this week.
E. Scliiffler, the tailor, has returned
from the east with a full stock of new patterns.
Contractor P..B. Winston left Thursday
mbrning for a two weeks' visit in Minneapolis.
Lawyer Chilstrom, of Mandan, went on.
a hunting expedition to the Bad Lands'Monday.
Don Stevenson and John A. McLean:
returned from Miles City by the Big Horn Tues
Maj. Hughes and wife and a sister of
Gen. Terry were passengers on the Butte for
P. II. Byrne, proprietor of the best ho
tel west of the Missouri river, was in the city
Speculator Perkins and Ike Morgan
will open a bank in the Bad Lands. Ivory checks,
will be used.
O. C. Greene, who went to the front
yesterday with Director Smith, left this morning.
for St. Paul.
Rev. J. Walker Jackson, of Fort Lin
coln, delivered a lecture at Fargo this week o.u.
Quite a number of the Sawtelle theatre
troupe, Helena, M. T., came down ou the Far
\V est, and went cast this morning.
J. Basinski, one of the leading business
men of Miles City, arrived from theeastMondav
night and remained the city daring the week.
Capt. Dan Maratta and Mr. Dennis Han
nifin will leave for the Cincinnati convention
the morning of the 10th inst, Both favor Han
Harry Douglas, sutler of Major Mer
rill's command, and Johnny Leasure donned
their blue shirts and left for the front Wednes
Quartermaster Howard, of Helena, was
a passenger by the Far West- He comes to Bis
marck to meet liis wife, who will return to Hel
ena with him.
Fred Terry, brother of Gen. Terry, ar
rived this morning from Fort Benton and left
for St. Paul. Ho visited Helena and other points
in the northwest.
Deputy Collector F. P. Brown is at Ft..
Totten this week. He has trayeled nearly 2,00i
miles this spring and wants to set around be
fore mosquito time.
Mrs. Paris Gibson arrived on the Far
West, leaving for St. Paul this morning. Mr
Gibson is one of the most extensive sheep rais
ers in the northwest.
Capt. John F.Weston, Subsistance de
partment, arrived to-day by the Far West en route
to St, Paul to relieve Maj. Morgan, commissary
of subsistance at West Point.
O. Sloan, for many years the es
teemed pastor of the Presbyterian church at
Bismarck, is now supplying the pulpit ofRov.
O. II. Elmer, at Mooriiead,
J. Matheis, of the firm of Matheis.
Good & Shuimcir, leading clothiers of the north
west, is in the city taking orders for suits of
clothes. He will remain but a few days.
The Taylor Brothers, of the Yankton
Herald, left for Deadwood on Monday havinj
spent a week with pleasure, and THE TKI
BDNE hopes with profit, at Bihinarck.
N. B. Parkins and wife and Miss Min
nie Parkins ondO. J. Hunt, were among tlie ar
rivals from Standing Rock Thursday. Mr. Par
kins is Indian trader at Standing Rock.
Geo. A. Huhn, W. T. Donaldson, E. J.
Altemus, J. Frailey Smith and O. C. Greene ar
rived by special car Wednesday night. Mr.
Smith is a large stockholder in Northern Paciiic.
Mr. J. S. Benedict, of Canton, D. T.,
and Louis Benedict, of Platterville, Wis., uncles
of Mr. D. I. Bailey, arrived list night. They are
on a pleasure tour and will look over Burleigh
conLty before returning.
Mr. Wm. Macnider, chief clerk of the
post trader at Fort Yates, and 3Iiss Genovievc
Wheelen of Louiuville, Ky., were married by the
Rev. W. C. Stevens i»t the residence of Mr. ltobt.
Macnider Tuesday evening.
Sheriff Seth Bullock, of Deadwood, ar
rived Monday night from the convention and
the stage for the Hills the same evening.
The excited mob of the western metropolis wu»
too much even for the high constable of the
Dr. J. H. Guild, J. W. Guild, and C. M.
Sheldon left this mornin* for their respective
homes in Vermont and Minnesota. They qfop
at Valley City one day to look at land and re
main at Fargo over Sunday. These gentlemen
arc exclusively interested in this section and
will soon make rapid strides towards improving
their tracts of land.
Dr. Allen, ex-mayor of Cornwall, Cana
father of Capt. Allen, trader at Woody
Monntain, was a passenger on the Butte for:
Benton Tiiursdajr. Some time ago a party of :M-.
hungry Indians entered the store of Mr. Alien.- ,-jg
and demanded food. Mrs. Allen was lying.sick
in bed at the time in the back room and rather^
than have any trouble with the hostiles the beet
in the store was placed at their disposal. Ihu'i,"
Indians stated that they had nothing to
for provisions bat they could not starve. In thr
bed with Mrs. Allen was her little girl, whom
the Indians carried nway, probably thinking b.r
suc|i means they could force Mr. Allen to yield
to tlieir demands through l'ear. Mr, Smith,*
partner of Mr. Allen, who was down to Ft. Ben
ton at the time, heard of jhe affair on his wiiy"
back and immediately sent word
who dispatched a posse of "•white hats'' to tlm
scene. The child was recovered and
mother made happy. Mr. Alleys father had
heard of the proceedings butdid not know until
he reached thie city that the cMld had bean re-^