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—Cholera is prevailing to an alarming
extent in Cincinnati.
—Gen. Garfield lias a family of four
Tjoys and one girl.
—Chas. Seip is one of the census enu
merators in the Black Hills.
—The London Times advises the En
glish farmers to go to America.
—Seymour is seventy years old. He is
a good m«n but has a had record.
—The democratic national convention
meets at Cincinnati on the 22d inst.
—A new'paper at Casselton, D. T., the
Reporter, will soon make its appearance.
—The North Pacific Time* has sensi
bly discontinued the use ot patent insides.
—Gen. Longstreet's appointment as
minister to Turkey, has been confirmed.
—The youngest child of A1 Hazen, Par
kers'Prairie, Minn., was killed by a run-away
team last week.
—Uncle Sammy is disposed to force
his re-nomination or maKe a fight. It is Tilden
or a bolt evidently.
—Ex-Senator James A. Bayard, father
of Hon. Tlios. F. Bayard, died at Wilmington,
Del., Sunday, 13th inst.
—Emma Sparks, a promising young
Jiliss of Minneapolis, snicided last week because
of unhappy home life.
—Garfield and Arthur both taught
"deestrict" schools in the same village in New
England—both fresh from college.
—An extension of the Homestake vein
is belisved to have been discovered near the
head of Bear Butte creek, Black Hills.
—Another Sherman in the shape of
John, Jr., has received a government position
—United States marshal for New Mexico.
—Gen. Butler says Whittaker must
have bit off his own cars. He is evidently dis
satisfied with the finding of the commission.
—John F. Hartranft, postmaster at Phil
adelphia, was nominated for collector at Phila
delphia but the senate did Lot act on the ap
—The English government places the
stores and supplies left in the Arctic region by
Sir Geo. Nares, at the disposal of the American
—Some of the unwise remarks attribu
ted to Col. Fred Grant during tho recent cam
paign arc now attributed to anti third termers
who invented them.
—Grant expresses himself satisfied with
the nomination of Gen. Garfield. Gen. Garfield
was one of Grant's staunchest friends during
both his terms of office.
—Two hundred and thirty thousand
acreS of the public domain were entered at the
"United States land office in Sioux Falls, Dako
ta, dnring the month of May.
—The Sioux City Journal office lost a
portion of its upper deck during the storm last
week. Nearly every window in the city having
a western exposure was broken.
—The president has again vetoed the
marshal's deficiency bill. The message was re
ceived but not considered by congress. Con
gress adjourned without further action.
—The eensus enumerators of Chicago
lave discovered a family of twenty-four children
•and farther that ninety pairs of twins have been
born in that city during the past year.
—There is a movement for the nomin
ation of Gen. Grant by the democrats for the
presidency, but it won't do. The rebels could
not whip Grant nor cun they capture him.
—The house passed a resolution Tues
day, declaring eight hours a day's work. This
applies to government employees only, but it
will serve as an example to all employes.
—The steamboats Stonington and Nar
ragansett collided iu Long Island Sound last
Friday, resulting iu the taking fire and sinking
of the latter. Forty or fifty people drowned.
—"Gatli," in November last, pred icted
that Chester A. Arthur would succeed Senator
Kernan, of New York. He will do better than
that. He will preside over the senate after the
4th of next March.
—Senator Bruce, of Mississippi, the
first colored man to preside over the United
States senate, and who received six votes for
Tice-president at the Chicago convention, is
worth about $200,000.
—The supreme court of Minnesota has
decided that lines imposed' upon prostitutes is
no bar to their prosecution, under the laws of
that state, and now St. Paul and Minneapolis
acticipate heavy suits for fines illegally col
lected. There is at least one man serving a term
in the penitentiary in Minnesota who was sen
tenced for the crime of adultery and under this
decision other prosecutions of the same nature
are likely to follow.
Upser Missouri Farms.
R. C. Mathews reports rapid develop
ment of the farming interests on the up
jper Missouri. He has 200 acres under
scultivation at Little Muddy, 150 of it in
small grain. Lanning & Grinnell, at Dry
Porks, have 200 acres under cultivation
and are breaking an entire section. Mer
ry, at Oak Point, O. D. Myer, Wm. Fal
coner, Joe Taylor, and Wm. Mercer, at
Painted. Woods, and others also have
large fields of wheat, oats and c®rn. The
crop prospect is splendid. The weather
lias been admirable the rainfall abuudant
but not excessive. It looks as if Provi
dence was doing her level best to show
the gallant Gen. Hazen that he did not
understand this country, when he wrote
liis 1873 letter.
Indians Coming In.
The 300 Sioux, which have been
•camped opposite to Fort Keogh for some
time, are surrendering to the military
authorities. They lay down their arms
reluctantly, fearing they will be handled
roughly. It is expected that about 700
more from aboy.e will arrive this week
and surrender.. They prefer to surrender
to Gen. Miles, tlie man, who, in battle,
ias hit tbftip the hardest blow,
GATHERING OF STALWARTS AT
VI AVIAN A
Rumor that Tilden -will Withdraw—
Judge Field in tlie Lead—Min
ment of Congress.
(Special Dispatch, to The Tribune.)
WASHINGTON, June 18.—Both houses of
congress adjourned at noon yesterday.
BEGINNING OF THE POW WOW.
CINCINNATI, June 18.—The delegates
are beginhing to arrive, and the prelimi
nary arrival of the party managers aad
strikers are numerous. The Field move
ment seems to be gaining ground. His
friends claim that he will have 130 to 140
votes on the first ballot and every pros
pect of gaining on every ballot. The
Payne men are equally confident. The
Tilden men are arriving, and rumor has
it that Judge Hoadiey has a letter from
Tilden declining to be the candidate. It
is thought that Hoadiey or John H.
Stockton, of New Jersey, will be tempor
ary chairman. Tammany Hall publishes
an answer to Tilden's appeal which
charges him with cowardice and corrup
tion in agreeing to the electoral commis
sion and in cypher dispatches, and states
that the democratic party should nomi
nate any one but him.
ST. PAUL, June 18.—The Mississippi
and tributaries below Pepin continue to
rise. Lake City is under water iu the
business portion. At Winona the water
is nine inches above high water mark of
1870 and it has undermined the North
western track so that an. engine and bag
gage car of last night's. passenger train
went over in five feet of water. All com
munication by rail is cut off and business
is at a standstill. The Chippewa river is
falling. At La Crosse the river is as high
as at Winona. All the track is underwa
ter so far as to put out the engine fires.
DEATH BY DROWNING.
(Special Dispatch to The Tribune.)
KNIFE RIVER, seventy-five miles west
of Mandan, June 18.—For the past few
days the camp has been edified by a .good
old fashioned toot which culminated this
morning in the death by drowning of An
drew Collins, late constable of Mandan.
He had been keeping saloon here and had
kept sober, but yesterday went for a little
fun with the boys. The play continued
to his utmost satisfaction until about one
o'clock this morning, when he wandered
off to the bank of the river, and in the
darkness must have stumbled in. Splash
ing was heard by the night watchmen but
he sank before relief reached him and
was pulled up by pike poles. He revived
for a short time but did not become con
scious, dying about three o'clock. His
remains were sent to Mandan this morn-
INTERNATIONAL BOAT RACE.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., June 18.—In the in
ternational boat races Hanlan, Ross, Ri
ley, Gordon, Plaisted and Teneyck started.
Hanlan took the lead at the start, fol
lowed by Boyd and Riley. Ross shortly
pulled ahead of Boyd and shortly before
turning the stake, passed Hanlan. At the
turn Riley was also ahead of Hanlan.
Gordon and Boyd both fouled their buoys
and the race was won by Ross. Time,
29 minutes 54 seconds Riley second, 30
minutes 31 seconds Teneyck third, 30
minutes 58 seconds Hanlan ceased row
ing before reaching the turning stake.
The trouble is said to have been a stitch
in his side.
"JEFF" FOR THE WILL.
WASHINGTON, June 18.—Jeff. Davis
testified in the will case of Mrs. Dorsey,
who left her fortune to him, that Mrs.
Dorsey had been under no undue in
fluence. She believed csnfederacy still
existed, and that its troubles were erernal
and should prevail, and that he believed
this and if that was insanity both he and
Mrs. Dorsey were insane.
CLEVELAND, O., June 18.—The national
prohibition convention met yesterday and
put in nomination Neal Dow for presi
dent and A. II. Thompson for vice presi
man dismisses W. A. Hoyne, inspector of
customs, South Carolina. Hoyne was a
Grant delegate to the Chicago conrention.
AGREK TO THE OLD PRICES.
LEADVILLE, Col., June 18.—The Min
ers'Union had a conference with Gen
eral's Cook and James, and have agreed
to resume work at old prices. Some
mine owners agreed to the eight lioui
system and will endeavor to induce others
to do the same.
FOR THE SECOND TIME.
WASHINGTON, June 18.—The President
has appointed Gov. Hartranft collector of
Philadelphia the second time. Confirm
ation will come before the next session.
INDIANA'S NEXT GOVERNOR.
INDIANAPOLIS, June 18.—The Indiana
republican convention nominated Albert
G. Porter for Governor and Thomas Han
na Lieut. Governor. Convention short,
sharp and bitter.
•The ladies of the Episcopal Church
cordially invite, the public to attend a
strawberry and ice cream festival, to
come off at Raymond's new hall on
Wednesday evening of'next week, 28d
inst. Their object is to raise money to
furnisk the new church.
RELICS OF CUSTER'S BATTLE.
Gen. Custer's Compass Found in the
Possession of Gall, the Indian.
On the Helena down was Mr. A. Hoe
in gsberger, of Chicago, of one the most
extensive hide and fur houses in the
country. He has been up in the Indian
camps at Wolf Point and Poplar Creek,
purchasing robes, the larger portion of
which came down on the Helena and
Batchelor. He succeeded in purchasing
the head-dress or war bonnet used by
Sitting Bull not only in the Custer fight,
but on all excursions during the past
three years. It is considered by the hos
tiles as the most beautiful war bonnet
ever worn by an Indian. There have
been several of these bonnets paraded
through the country, but this one is cer
tified to by Major Walsh of the Canadian
mounted police, as the original,hehaving
received it in person soon after the mem
orable fight. Mr. Hoeingsberger also
bought from the noted Gall, the worst
Indian living, the combination whistle,
compass and match box which Custer
had in his pocket at the time of his last
charge. Many of his eastern friends will
recognize the little memento. Gall is
without doubt the most hard hearted In
dian living. He has killed over forty
white men, and is supposed to be the In
dian who killed Custer, ias several trink
ets belonging to the General have been
obtained from him. Two years ago he
captured a wagon train and burned the
wagon master to death after tieing him to
on(Tof the wheels. The Indians, Mr. H.
says, are comparatively quiet since the
buffalo have become plentiful, but there
was a time in the spring when. starvation
stared them in the face. Some of the old
bucks want to surrender, but the young
blood-eaters will not approve of it.
Bad Iiand Boulders.
(Special Correspondence of The Tribune.)
WALKERVILLE, D. T., June 14.—No In
dians in sight.
"All quiet on the Little Missouri."
"Bull-in-the-water and "Four-Horns"
still dancing over the Sioux hat, that they
captured at the memorable second battle
of Sentinel Buttes.
I The sound of hammer and saw is heard
I in the land. The cantonment at the riv
er is being enlarged and improved, about
100 loads of lumber having gone there
foi that purpose.
Three companies of cavalry are camped
at the summit, three miles east of here
and one company of infantry have re
lieved Capt. Baker, at the cantonment.
We hacl a terrible hailstorm here on
Wednesday last, killing birds, jack rab
bits, young antelope, etc.
Sub-contractors are coming to the front
as tast as they finish their woik below.
Gillett & Fritz are the first to cross the
Little Missouri, having taken the first
five miles west of the river. They have
moved over and will "break ground" in
a few days. Newport & Lee will soon be
through on the upper Heart, and will
push to the front. Mr. S. C. Walker, Sr.,
is pushing his heavy work in the Bad
Land with energy, and is making quite a
show. His "subs" are also doing well,
and all seem to b*e determined to get
through before the track catches them.
Mr. Charles Young, our energetic mail
carrier, has put on another "buck board,"
and in future we will have a semi-weekly
mail. Charlie is a "brick," and deserves
a great deal of credit. He started with
the track at Mandan, and carried the mail
on loot for sometime. He soon made
money enough to buy a pony, and now
he has four good ponies and two buck
boards, coming in on time, and making
The Tramp Nuisance.
The city government is again consider
ing the tramp nuisance. Scores of men
have been shipped from the east for work
on the North Pacific extension, among
them a liberal sprinkling of thieves and
other worthless characters who have
"jumped" the job and are now hanging
about the city, lying about the levee ready
at. any moment to pounce upon a lone
pedestrian or crack a crib." Two or
three assaults have already been made,
and two or three burglaries have been per
petrated. The city officers and night
watchmen are on the alert but the city
government should take immediate action.
There is plenty of work on the extension
and no man need play the vagrant. These
fellows are invited to peruse the court
records of this county and THE TRIBUNE
promises them that they will find that
nine out of ten of those arrested have been
men ot their stamp and have almost in
variably gone to the penitentiary. Bur
leigh county juries, the prosecuting at
torney and the judge have no sympathy
for men of their stamp.
The Kate Putman troupe have engaged
Raymond's Hall for several nights, be
ginning about July 1st. This is an ex
cellent company and will give a popular
entertainment—one that ladies and chil
dren can attend. Blaisdell's Merryma
kers are also on their way to Bismarck as
is also Tooliey's Broadway company.
Prof. Denton will also give a series of lec
tures if the Hall can be obtained in July.
Large crowds attend the keno game now
being nightly played at Whitney's Opera
House. Archer, Vernon and others who
were stars of the first magnitude, are now
Ro% Roberts left yesterday morning
with a number of men to fill the hay con
tract which he has for Fort Keogh. They
go to the end of the track where Mr.
Roberts wjll ^ait the arrival of Joe Pen-
-*V'»SHS -fifi '"^y
nell's supply teams from Bly's Little Mis
souri tie camp. After loading the outfit
he will proceed by mail wagon to Keogh.
About sixty men will be engaged in ful
filling this contract. The grass is re
ported very rank this season, in which
event Mr. Robberts will make a good
THE COMING MUSICAL EVENT.
Peak. Family Swiss Bell Ringers or
tlie Itlaisdell's Merry Malt ers.
This attractive combination of musical
celebrities, who possess the national rep
utation of being first-class artists in their
different specialties, and whose entertain
ments have been listened to during the
past twenty-five years by the multitude of
amusement-loving people of both hemi
spheres, are en route for Montana, and
will arrive in Bismarck in season to give
two or three peculiar, pleasing and popu
lar entertainments at Raymond's new Hall
on Saturday and Monday evenings, June
19th and 21st. Although the hall is not
fully completed a large and commodeous
stage will be temporially erected, the hall
seated with chairs and other comfortable
seats, and the company carrying their
scenery, will be able to present their en
tertainments to the citizens of Bismarck
with that degree of artistic excellence
that has characterized their performances
in other cities where they have appeared.
Reserved seats can be secured at Hollem
baelc's drug store on Saturday evening.
An Old Iiand Mark Gone.
On the 12th instant, at Hiram, Portage
county, Ohio, Stillman Hazen, in his
eighty eighth year, passed away. He was
bom in Hartford, Windsor county, Ver
mont, of parents whose ancestors came to
Massachusetts Bay in 1040, whose sons
were at Lexington, Concord and Bunker
Hill, and whose people have ever since
lived respected christian liyes in New
England and the West. In 1820 Stillman
Hazen removed to Ohio, settling upon a
farm in Hiram, then a wilderness, which
he owned and lived upon up to his death.
Here he raised a family of six children,
the fifth, Gen. W. B. Hazen, Col. of the
6th infantry, being now with his regiment
in this city. He outlived his cotempor
aries, and passed peacefully away in the
firm christian faith that had actuated his
whole life, and which he spared no op
portunity to impress on others.
The Flood in Minnesota.
The most severe storm in over twenty
years raged in northern Minnesota last
week. The Mississippi river rose to a
height scarcely ever before attained and
the upper'streams emptying into it were all
swollen to the highest pitch ever known.
The damage to log owners and lumber
men will be very great—not less than $3,
000,000. The Eau Claire dam gave way
and millions of feet of logs are scattered
all along the river. Booms and dams
have given away en nearly all the streanrs
and at Minneapolis all the rope to be ob
tained in the city is in use, securing the
booms. The logs are already piled up
even with the railroad bridge and should
the boom give way it is feared the bridge
would also go. Trains have been delayed
on many of the roads leading to St. P*aul
by washouts, and the damage to crops,
stock, etc., will be enormous.
Up-River Indian Agencies
John McNeil, U. S. Inspector of Indi
an Agencies, arrived on the Helena. He
has beewup to Wolf Point and Poplar
Creek agtencies. Sitting Bull is about
twenty miles north of Poplar Creek. His
baiad would surrender, but will not un
conditionally. He sends word by Long
Dog that he has been all through the
British Possessions north, and that whites
are conf ng in from all directions. He
intends to remain on his own hunting
grounds, and if he is killed, all is well.
Mr. M. thinks their depredations, steal
ing horses, etc., will continue throughout
the season, but fears no general outbreak
unless ifood should become scarce, in
which event a company or two of soldiers
would be but an aggravation to them.
He therefore discourages the idea of
placing a company of soldiers at each
Indian Supply Contracts.
Alex Barclay, Jr., book-keeper for P.
N. Kelly & Co., St. Paul, has received the
contract for furnishing the following In
dian supplies: 2,500,000 lbs. beef at
Standing Rock, at $3.09 1,000,000 do. at
$2.99 1,000,000 lbs. do. at Yankton, at
$2.99 1,000.000 lbs. do. at Devil's Lake at
$3.37 75,000 lbs. do. at Sisseton, at $3.37
50,000 lbs bacon at Bismarck, at $7.74:
67,000 lbs. do at $7.94 1,710 bbls. pork,
at from $10.40 to $12.82. T. C. Power,
10,000 lbs beef at Flathead, at $2.85 C.
A. Broadwater, 400,000 beef at Ft. Bel
knap, at $2.23.
Messrs. Leighton & Jordan have pur
chased nearly one thousand head of cattle
to put on their range, this side of Buford.
Among the herd are about one hundred
short horns. Mr. Leighton, who is now
in the city, sent six ponies to St. Paul
Wednesday to be used in driving the
larger portion of the herd through, but
the thoroughbreds will come by rail. The
range selected is one of the best in the
world, and Messrs. Leighton fc Jordan
can but help net a princety profit out of
A new post office has been established
at Apple creek called Appleton, and Mon
roe D. Downs has been appointed post
master. An office has also been estab
lished at 14th Siding called Steele and
W. F. Steele appointed postmaster.
The Fourth of July.
Extensive preparations are being made
for the suitable celebration of the 4th at
Bismarck. Jamestown will come up in
a body, almost. An oration, a pic-nic,
and plenty of powder will be proy^ed
BISMARCK, D. T., FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1880. NO. 4.R?J
THE GALLANT SIXTH
THEY SOON TAKE THEIR DE
PARTURE OR COLORADO.
After Eight Years of Service on tho
Frontier are Transferred to the
Ute Indian Country—The
Field, Staff and Line.
During the past week the city has pie
sented a decidedly military appearance.
Gen. Hazen, with four companies of the
6th infantry, arrived Tuesday from Forts
Buford and-Stevenson, and were joined
yesterday by the other six companies of*
the regiment, which had been in camp at
Fort Lincoln. The regiment is now in
camp at the levee awaiting transportation
to White River Agency, Colorado, the
land of the Ute Indians. The 6th has
been in this region eight years, relieving
the 7th in 1872, who, in turn, now
relieve the 6th. It is one of the oldest
regiments in the field. The 26th of this
month will be the
of its organization by act ot congress. It
was reorganized March 3, 1815, by con
solidation of the 11th, 25th, 27th, 29th
and 37th regiments of infantry, and again
March 3,1869, by the consolidation of
the 6th and 42d. It is one of the crack
regiments of the country, and its officers
have all won golden laurels both during
the war and since, for gallant and meri
torious services. The headquarters of
the regiment has been at Fort Buford,
which post has for several years been the
barrier against intrusion of Indians, and
to the 6th is due much credit for its pro
tection to settlers along the frontier and
the consequent development of a hitherto
unknown Mecca for stockmen and para
dise for fa-mers. During the eight years
of Indian warfare and development of the
northwest, they have been engaged in the
MOST DIFFICULT WORK.
They have performed escort duty for
surveys have guarded supplies and
transportation for the Yellowstone cam
paigns have been called upon to protect
navigation on the Missouri and Yellow
stone have performed duty in connection
with the upper Indian agencies audit
must be a relief to them to leave this
monotonous wont and a district where
they have been compelled, through jeal
ousy of Gen. Hazen under Grant's admin
istration to play second, first to the dash
ing Custer and afterward to the brilliant
Miles, though commanded by one of the
bravest and best officers in the army,
whose- history enlivens some of the
brightest pages to be found in the
RECORDS OF THE REBELLION.
The officers and their ladies have doubt
less formed many warm attachments in
this vicinity—the people certainly have
for them—and many of the more frugal
among the officers have made investments,
as officers of this regiment did in Minne
apolis and St. Paul twenty years ago, that
will prove of great advantage to them.
Wherever they may go, or whatever duty
they may be engaged in, they may rest
assured that in this great and growing
region are many whose hearts beat in
sympathy for them, and should they ever
return, though twenty years hence, they
will be warmly welcomed.
FIELD AND STAFF.
Col. W. B. Hazen.
Lieut. Coi.Ban Huston.
Wnjor Orlando II. Moore.
First Lieut. R. E. Thomppon. adjutant.
First Lieut. Clias. G. Penny, R. Q. M.
Co F, Captain W W Sanders, Lieuts Day
and Chas Byrne
Co A, Captain John S Poland, (a) Lieuts Wm
Badger and Stevens
Co G. Captain S Hawkins, Lieuts Ja
cob, Jr, and A Wagner
Co I, Captain Wm Wherry, (b) Lieuts
Mnnson, 8 Walker
Co C, Captain James W Powell, Jr, Lieuts S
W Groesbeck (k) and A Payne
Co H. Captain Schindel, Lieuts A Wetli
erell and Gurley
Co E, Captain Thomas Britton and 1st Lieut
Wm Crowell (c)
Co B, Captain Stephen Baker, Lieuts John
Carland (d), and Chas Ingalls
Co D, Captain Mardock (e), Lieuts W
Thibaut (f) and Townsend (g)
Co K, Captain Mortimer Lee (h), Lieut
(a) On leave Cb) aide de camp to Major Gen
eral Schofield (c) ou leave (d) on leave (e) re
cruiting service (f) on duly at Leavenworth (g)
duty at West Point (h) and (i) sick leavo. (k)
temporarily commanding Co I)
The company expected to leave this
evening, but owing to a slight wreck,
caused by an engine jumping the track
near Burton, it is doubtful if_ they will
move before to-morrow morning. It re
quires eleven coaches, two sleepers and
fourteen baggage cars to transport the
The citizens are under great obliga
tions to the excellent band of the 6th, for
music rendered on the streets last even
At a meeting of the Pioneer Fire Com
pnny, June 7th, the following officers
were elected for the term of one year:
P. F. Malloy, foreman C. W. Pierce, first
assistant foreman Jerry Sullivan, second
assistant foreman David Stewart, secre
tary Hugh McDonald, treasurer. These
gentlemen are all men of excellent abil
ity, and it is indeed flattering to know
that. Bismarck has such a finely organized
fire protection. A meeting of the firemen
is ealled for to-morrovr night to make
arrangements for the grand parade next
Monday, upon the occasion of the laying
of the corner stone of the new court house.
The Grand Lodg» of Dakota granted
the application of the Bismarck Lodge
for recognition and a charter, and the
Grand Master has granted a dispensation
for laying the corner stone of the new
court "house at Bismarck with the impos
ing ceremony of the orders
John A. McLean has returned.
Matt Laib returned from the east
Dr. Bigelow will probably return on
the Big Horn.
Messrs. Flannery and YanEtten are at
tending court at Fargo.
Tom Kurtz made a flying visit from the
end of the track Sunday.
John Yegen, the popular baker, and
family will visit Europe next spring.
John A. Stoyell went "down to Fargo
Wednesday to attend the district court.
Mrs. John Smith, nee Etta'Stanley,-of
Miles City, went through cast Friday last. •.*
Jos Leighton, of St. Paul, is in the city
looking after the interests of the Batchelor-
Rod Sherman and D. A. Corey, two
jolly Chicago traveling men, are in the city.
W. B. Jordan and family, of Fort Bu
ford, were passengers on the Batchelor-up.
Capt. Dan Maratta and Alex McKenzie
left this morning for the Cincinnati convention.
It is rumored among army officials that
Fort Yates military post is about to he aband-
Mr. T. J. Tully is visiting the military
posts in the interest of his merchant tailoring
Oontractor Clark, of the ISTorth Pacific
extension, spent a couple of days in the city this
Frank Brown is kept busy collecting
the internal revenue and locating settlers on the
J. C. Barr, of the Benton line, it is stated,
is negotiating for the fastest horse in the state
J. S. and Louis Benedict, of Connecti-
cut, have been spending some days in the city
the guests of Mrs. Bailey,
Engineer Lee, of the Worth Pacific, re
turned from the east Monday, .\vhither he has
been the past two months.
Lieut. Baldwin and family, Miss Jen
nie Gill and Donald Kelly arrived yesterday,
bound for Fort Aseinaboine.
Mr. Dennis Hannifin left yesterday
morning to attend the Cincinnati convention.
He is for Hancock and Palmer.
Mr». Merryweather, of Michigan, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Rev. G. S. Miller,
and will spend the summer with her.
John Rea's commission was dated May
31st, therefore he is now the register of the
United States land office at Bismarck.
Dr. Rogers was clerk on the Batchelor
—last trip. He is about to open a large whole
sale liquor 6tore in Watson's old building.
Fred Gferrisli, one of the gen tlemanlyr
conductors on the extension, reveled in the lux
uries at the Sheridan House Sunday dinner.
Hi Young, an extensive fur and hide
dealer, of St. Paul, came down on the Batchelor.
He purchased a large number of robes up the
Col. Sweet, of the Dakota Tree Plant-/
ing Company, returned from the east Sunday
night. He has made large eastern sales for his
Porter Warner, of the Black Hills Times,
Father Steplian, Indian agent at Stand
ing Rock agcncy, and clerk, J. A. Wambough,
were in the city Monday. They want teams for
the Indian farmers.
Mr. J. K.YTetherby left yesterday morn
ing for a two month's tour in the eastern states.
He goes by way of the lakes to Buffalo, thence
to New York and other cities and resorts on the
F. P. Brown returned from his Fort
Totten trip Sunday, lie was delighted with the
country and surprised to see so much timbered
land, surroui-ding beautiful lakes, abounding
with excellent fi6h and »amc.
M. Eppinger, it is understood, has pur
chased the right to make a signboard of the
high board ience around Camp Hancock, iieau
tit'ul lettering, will shortly tell the passer-by ot
the virtues ofthe Star Clothing House.
Sam O'Counellaud wife, of Ft. Buford,
have been in the city the past week with R. C.
Mathews of Little Muddy. Mr. O'Connell hav
ing received his credentials, will hereafter per
form the functions »f notary public at Fort Bu
Mr. McAfee, of the St. Paul Globe count
ing room, is in the city awaiting a boat up tho
river to Benton. Mr. M. haviDg labored fourteen
consecutive years at the desk, is this year tak
ing a vacation and will travel all over the norths
\ve«t. He is now bound for Benton, the Yellow
stone Park and Northern Idaho.
J. II. Marshall has returned from his
trip below. He has been-in Halifax, Novia
Scotia, Boston, and other eastern cities, and left
his wife with her sister at Grafton, Vt., to spend
the season. Mr. Marshall purchased a large
stock of boots and shoes of the latest styles
which will arrive soon.
Mr. Davidson, the Northern Pacific,
agent, has moved his family from Brainerd to
this ci:y. They arrived Monday night and im
mediately occupied the McLean honse on First
street, which had been previously renovated for
them. The new arrivals will add mach to the
attraction of Bisaiarck society. Mrs. Davidson
and daughter, Miss Minnie, are well known,
through frequent visits to IJiis city, and their
permanent residence will receive the hearty con
gratulation of both old and new acquaintances^.
Co. L, 7th cavalry, under command of
Lieut. Bell, left Fort Lincoln Wednesday,
to head off a band of Indians froni'Lower
Brule and Cheyenne agencies, bound toe
Sitting Bull's campr_
accompanied by his family, arrived from Chica
go Sunday night leaving same evening for Dead
Dr. Harvey, of Fort Stevenson, arrived",
on the Eclipse, suffering severely from dropsy,,
aad left yesterday for his home, Toronto,