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,^. ,.r.: NEWS-NOTES.
-North Pacific, common 29 preferred,
1 now from St. Louis to Chi
—Pettigrew's majority in Dakota will
fall ehort of 10,000.
—It is more than probable the demo
crats will unload John Kelly.
—"320" was a good republican edito
re acting in Garricld's favor.
—Gen. Grant will engage in mining
transactions with ex-Senator Chaffee, of Colo
—Fargo is to have a skating rink 200x
to feet, with Messis. Gribble & Blake proprie
—Hanlan and Trickett will row a match
Monday next. Betting is in favor of Hanlan five
—The republicans came so near carry
ing Tennessee that its state bonds jnmped from
.$30 to $45,
—N. B. Harwood, one of the leading
dry goods houses in the northwest, has failed.
—The authorities are ridding the cities
of St. Paul and Minneapolis of gamblers and
housns of ill fame.
—The steamer Rhode Island, of the
Stonington lire, was totally wrecked on Long
.Island Sound last week.
—Fargo is building an addition to its
court houec, to accommodate female, prisoners
and for kitchen and store-room purpoeee.
—The pipes for the Fargo water-works
are now being laid and next spring that flourish
ing city can boast this important metropolitan
—Preparations are alrerdy being made
-for Gen. Garfield's inauguration. The national
Tow Path club will be his escort on the occa
—Latest reports from Washington fix
the house organization as follows: Republicans,
152 democrats, 1%5, and green backers, 4.
—Neil Lane, a saloon keeper at Miles
City, undertook to eject a man from his place of
business election evening and bad his little fin
ger bit off.
—Sara, the Bernhardt, made her debut
to an audience of 4000 Monday night. Many dis
tinguished people were present, and the floral
—The railroads are at war again and
passage from Chicago to St. Louis but $1 with
proportionate tickets to eastern points. The
.people art* not soiry.
—Although Hancock carries Calitor
nia by a plurality of 222, Terry, one of the Han
'oock electors, is defeated by 300, giving Garfield
one elector from the state sure.
—A man turns up who saw H.L. Morey
-last winter, and swears on the witness stand that
Morey showed him the Chinese letter and that
it is genuine. Too late to spring any such
-dodges against a solid North.
—Private Salzelle has commenced let
ter writing again. His last epistle is to Secre
tary Sherman, asking him if he would consent
to be elected IJ. S. senator from Ohio. Secre
tary Sherman icplied that he was in the hands
•of hie friends, a significant way of announcing
himself a candidate.
—Chas. W. Slayle. of Fairchild, Iowa,
Otis P. G. Clark,.Newport, It. I., and A. B.
Nichols, of Philadelphia, were appointed Tues
day by President Hayes as commissioners to ex
amine and report upon the fifty miles of railroad
west ol the Missouri river built and accepted by
itheJPl. P. this season.
.—The Philidelphia American publish
es an article which creates considerable favora
ble comment in political circles. It says that
Gen. Garfield is free from any alliances, and
.lhat the reported understanding between he and
the leaders of the noble 306 in regard to Grant's
succession in 1884 is entirely erroneous.
"^-It is rumored that Jay Gould contem
plates running a line northwest from Ogden,
Utah, to Puget Sound, in order to control a
ihrough line to the Pacific coast. The Central
Pacific will not bow to him, neither wijl the
Northern Pacific, who control the only available
pass through the Rockies on the proposedroute,
allow this cheeky speculator to encroach upon
Drift Wood Picked up
Capt. Hermann's Minnie H. winters at
,Sioux City Instead of going to St. Louis.
The Coulson line ways at Yankton are
in good repair and are receiving the boats
-of the line as fast as they arrive.
The Gen. Sherman left Sunday morn
ing for Fort Buford with govern met
.freight and sixty recruits.
Capt. J'. II. Maratta is no longer in com
mand ot the Gen. Shprman. W. P. Lingo
assumes the responsibility and is now on
iris first trip up the river. Mr Lincp is
an old pilot, aiul a thorough steamboat
man. Mr. Maratta goes east to spend the
The Far West will leave for Pierre this
morning with 175 tons, a clean up of all
?tlie freight, in sight. It is possible that
jthe Meade will be sent up with a load for
Pierre if .she arrives this week. Other
wise there will be no more boats from this
city for up river this season.—Sioux City
Journal Nov. 4.
The coetract for the new transter for
the North Pacific has been let and the
boat will toe here ae soon as possible af
ter navigation opens in the spring. Capt.
Win. Hamilton, of Mound City, who built
the present transfer, is the builder. Capt.
.Wolfolk will bri/ig the boat lip in the
spring. The boat will be used in trans
portation of supplies on the Yellowstone.
HJ THE T^TPOIFCE
waited to day until
the (l£fct ipoment for dispateljes.-'but is
obliged itogo to press without them. It
"does se.em*as if fate was against tke tele
'uraph"rcompany, as l^luble is experienced
MONTANA AND DAKOTA
TWO TERRITORIES UNITED BY
THE NORTH PA
CIEIC R. R.
The Driving of the Silver Spike on
the Iiine Dividing the Great Ter
ritories—The Party and the
Speeches and Incidents.
Wednesday last was an eventful day for
the North Pacific railroad, and no less so
for Dakota and Montana territories. The
advent of the road into Montana was duly
celebrated by the driving of two silver
spikes upon which was inscribed, "Wel
come North Pacific Railroad," and two
links with the words, "Dakota to Monta
na These spikes were contributed by
the people of Montana. One of them will
be sent back to Helena as a memento and
the other to President Billings, of the
North Pacific. The celebration of this event
was the idea of General-manager Sargent
upon whose invitation the various news
paper correspondents and friends of the
road participated. The use of the busi
ness car, the sleeper, "Brainerd," and ob
servation car No. 4001, were kindly of
fered, and throughout the whole trip the
indifatigable efforts of the railroad offi
cials to please their guests were every
where apparant. Accessions to the party
were made at different points and when
the line was finally reached the following
gentlemen were present to witness the
H. E Sargent, general manager.
D. R. Taylor, superintendent Missouri
Col. Clough, assistant engineer North
Col. Bausenweiu, engineer in charge of
construction bridges, etc.
S. N. Keath, locating engineer.
J. W, Kendrick, resident engineer, Yel
F. W. D. Holbrook, resident engineer,
S. D. Mason, resident engineer, Brain
H. Morgan, roadmaster.
E. F. Doran, master mechauic.
11. Relf, eugineer.
Among the contractors were S. C. Walk
er, Jas. Bellows, H. Claris, P. B. Winston,
and others, engaged in grading and track
laying, and T. C. Kurtz, ot the supply
was well represented, the following being
among the number:
Col. Lewis Merrill, major 7th Cavalry,
in commaud-of troops on N. P. extension,
with headquarters at Camp Huston.
Lieut H. 8. Mann, 17th Infantry.
Lieut J. C. Gresham, 7th Cavalry.
Lieut. J. M. Bums, 17th Infantry.
Lieut. J. E. McCoy, 7ih Infantry.
Lieut. Delrees, 5th Infantry.
Lieut. Robertson, 7th Infantry, andDrs.
Miller, Steen and Benham, assistant sur
Lieut. Clark, 2d Cavalry, Fort Keogh,
arrived in time to participate, having
come on horseback from Keogh in thirty
NEWSPAPER MEN AND CIVILIANS.
Among the distinguished guests were:
Prof. N. H. Winchell, af the Minnesota
Dr.P. L. Hatch, president of the Min
neapolis Academy of Natural Sciences.
S. M. Cary, St. Paul.
C. H. Dixon, St. Paul.
Col. Wm. Thompson, Geo. P. Flannery,
Dr. H. R. Porter and J. F. Wallace, Bis
E. Wells, Jamestown.
E. Richards, Pioneer Press, St. Paul.
A. C. Capehart, Fargo Argus.
A. Gage, Minneapolis Tribune.
A. W. Hall, Fargo Republican.
J. A. Ilea, correspondent, and C. A
Lounsberry and M. H..»ewell, OI'THETBI
The special reached the end of the track
about noon. A large tent had been placed
near the scene and arrangements for din
ner made. Col. Bausinwein's flagstaff
on the dividing line was a feature of the
cermony, as over the whole proceeding
floated the national emblem. At half past'
one the tie which was to receive the sil
ver spikes was placed in position and
the congregation called to order by Engi
neer S. D. Mason, master of ceremonies.
There being no Motanians present to rep
resent that territory Geo. P. Flannery, ot
Bismarck, was chosen, and the mallet giv
en to him to strike the first blow. Mr.
Flannery saiu: "The Territory of Mou
tana welcomes to her borders the great
modern advance agents of civilization—
the railroad and locomotive: especially
does she welcome the North Pacific rail
road, and to-day sends greeting to the ter
ritory of Dakota and rejoices with her
in forming the links in a part of this
great transcontinental railroad, which in
a few years will unite the North Pacific
ocean with the unsalted seas and bind to
gether and cement more closely the com
mon interest of the two great territories
of the new northwest, Montana and Da
Col. Wm. Thompson, who was chosen
to represent Dakota, then took the mallet
"Dakota sends greeting to Montana
and the great northwest, and welcomes
this evidence of the efficiency and ability
to be found in the management and con
struction of this great trans-continental
tborougl'fare, the great advance agent of
civilization to Montana and tlie~ great
northwest, so soon be bound to us by
ties of wood and rails of iron, as well as
by ties of common interest aud common
sympathy, pushing on to a common des
tipy. The occasion is particularly in
teresting to m,e, as it occurs on my
07th birthday. have livedto witness
and take part jn one of the jrrejitest events
that ever occurred in the history of this
or any other country—the driving of
these spikes. Dakota now turns over the
work to Montana, her sister territory, and
hopes it may continue to be blessed by
the wonderful energy and marked abil
ity which has thus "far characterized its
progress that it may be pushed to speedy
completion to the Pacific. By its com
pletion through Dakota, the greatest
wheat fields in the world have been de
veloped, and a country has been opened
which is being rapidly filled by an in
dustrious, prosperous and happy people
—results certain to follow its progress
through our sister territory, Montana."
THE CLOSING SCENE.
Alter this formal recognition of twin
relationship, the stars and stripes were
run up and three rousing cheers given.
Each one in the party by turn then gave
the spikes a tap. Mr. Walker, in behalf
of the contractors, Prof. Winchell for the
state of Minnesota, who had watched
with interest the courtship of Dakota
and Montana until they had reached
their majority and had now come to rat
ify the union and participate in the driv
ing of the spikes Mr. Richarus in behalf
of the press, which had recorded and
should continue to lend a helping hand
in the advancement of this great thor
oughfare Dr. Hatch for the medical de
partment said the members of his pro
fession were always interested in nup
tials, and he hoped ihe commercial off
spring of this union would be as numer
ous as the Minnesota ties on which the
rails rested. Col. Clough, for the engi
neer department, said that he had been
of just what he was then doing. F. W.
D. Holbrook, principal assistant engi
neer followed, and Col. Lounsberry, the
pioneer editor on the line of the North
Pacific in Dakota, took the mallet. S. N.
Cary, representing the commercial inter
ests, was followed by Edward Terrell,
who spoke for the Northwestern Tele
graph Company. He said that when the
line should shake hands with the waters
of the Pacific and kissing the waters of
the Atlantic, ii would become one of the
best paying lines ia America. Col. Mer
rill, speaking for the military, would be
glad when the road was completed that
camp life on the extension would be at
an end. Alluding to his work in the
south in the ku-klux days, he said he had
been engaged in tying states and he was
now glad t» participates in the tying of
these two great territories. P. B. Win
ston, for the track and bridge
builders, said he would wait until
pay-day before making a speech, but he
would help drive the spikes now. He
was followed by Jas. Bellows, who chip
ped in tor the contractors, and then by E.
P. Wells, who said he had recently been
interested in voting and now proposed
one solid vote of confidence in the North
Pacific Railroad. John F. Wallace, on
behalf of the farmers said, "here is to the
genius that inspired, the wealth that
backed, the nation that fostered, the labor
that built this great road may God in
his mercy bless them all." At""this one
of the laborers proposed three cheers
which were given with a will. For the
laborers Alike Moran (Shorty) said he
was not a speech maker, but that he was
very thankful for the privilege giveia to
help drive the spikes. Frank Denver,
oioe of the spike drivers, then contributed
a tap and was followed by Col. Beausen
wein and Messrs. S. N. Keith, D. R. Tay
lor and Geo. Fitzgerald. John A. Rea,
register ot the United States land office,
said he had no speech to make but that
he had a tree claim for eveiy one of them.
He represented the
LARGEST LAND DISTRICT IN THE WORLD
covering an area of over 50,000 square
miles pud containing at least 10,00j,00d
square acres of the best wheat land in
America. A. C. Capeliart said he hoped
that this poitionof the road would soon
be lined with villages as* thickly as the
eastern part. He was followed by Mr. A.
W. Hail, of the Fargo Republican, A.
Gage, of the Minneapwiis Tribune-, M. II.
of the Bismarck TRIBUNE, E. F.
Doran, master mechanic, H. Morgan,
roadmaster, and Capt. Robertson, repre
senting Maj. Comba, in command of
troops at the cantonmeut. Richard Relf
was then called to finish the driving. He
said he was the oldest engineer oil the
road aud had seen the development from
the first survey in 1867 to the present date
and hoped to live to see a golden spike
driven in Idaho uniting and signalizing
the completion of the road from both .di
rections. Teirance Malarky said the
driving could not be complete until hit
by the sledge which had driven all the
spikes on the line of the extension, where
upon he tapped the spike with an eleven
pound sledge, used in completing the
driving of every spike.
After partaking of a most excellent
lunch in which the festive oyster figured
conspicuously, the party gave three
cheers for the management, the courtesy
extended, the occasion and everything
connected therewith which had combined
to make the affair a grand success. The
special then moved avyav towards the
cantonment at which point it arrived
about fiveo'clock. At eight o'clock Camp
Huston was reached and the hospitalities
of Col. Merrill accepted. A better sup
per aud a more cordial reception was
uever paiticipated in.
The train reached Mandan yesterday
moaning about daylight, and, without
any delay crossed on the transfer. Alter
breaiifast the two special cars were at
tached to the morning tr iin east, and
those of the parly belonging at Bismarck
bid adieu to their associates who had
participated in the pleasant event.
In addition to those mentioned were
the train men. Engine 58 furnished the
power of transportation aud engineer H.
Hoffacker presided over the destinies of
the propeller, assisted by fireman Pat
Terry, the regulator ot the engine com
missary. Conductor F. J. Horion looked
after the safety of the passengers, while
P. Stevenson and C. Harrison presided
over the brakes. Express messenger R.
White was also lucky in having tbe run
While on the transfer, Tuesday, the
party were greeted with a genuine £team
boat dinner. It Was an impromptu Aftair,
but prpnounccd by each oqe ?8 the best
BISMARCK FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12,1880. NO 25:
meal ever given on a boat. Capt. Wol
folk, while being one of the most thor
ough steamboat men. on the river, is also
one of the most, courteous and obliging.
That dinner will always be remembered.
Post trader Frank Moore at the canton
ment Little Missouri, did all in his pow
er to entertain the party while in his pro
vince, and was more than successful.
P. B. Winston, Col. Bausinwein and
others having in charge the dinner given
at the line are entitled to any quantity of
credit for the manner in which they ac
quited themselves. There were three
times the number expected, yet everyone
had plenty, even to overflowing.
The generous courtesy extended by
General Manager Sargent in the use of
his business car for his guests was warm
ly appreciated by all and as a caterer to
the comfort? of the party Mr. Sargent was
E. H. Bly and Maj. Kirk were with the
party as far as the landing, but they re
considered and turned back. They are
now sorry they did not go.
Paymaster Maynadier, U. S. A., was ex
tended the courtesies of the business car
from St. Paul to the Little Missouri where
he paid off Wednesday, and returned as
far as Huston on the special.
The driving of the silver spike was
lieard in all the telegraph offices from the
end of the tracK to St. Paul. It was an
ingenious contrivance. The telegraph
wire ended about half a mile from the
scene of the celebration but the iron rails
served the purpose as well. A wire con
nected with a piece of copper on the face
of the mallet was attached to one rail and
the other rail to a ground wire. The
spike touched the ground rail and of
course each Stroke was faithfully recorded
by a click of each instrument on the line.
Bad Land Boulders.
The Little Missouri precinct cast sixty
Geo. Reed is on his way to Glendive for
a buffalo hunt.
Fred Whittier is now with Moore & Co.,
post traders Little Missouri.
The well water at the Cantonment is
excellent, equal to the Missouri.
Frank Moore's hotel is finished and
thrown open to the hungry public.
Good judges believe theie is crude
petroleum in the Bad Lands. Some one
should sink a well.
The next jump the supply store makes
will be from the Little Missouri into Mon
tana, at Beaver creek.
The soldiors at the cantonment have
fenced off a park which excels in beauty
any on the line of the road.
The country west of the dividing line,
between Montana and Dakota, or the Bad
Lands, is a gently rolling prairie and
The permanent bridge over the Little
Missouri is finished all but laying of the
cross ties. It is 400 feet long and sub
The burning coal beds in the Bad
Lands look' very curious at night, and the
roar in some places can bo heard for sev
eral hundred rods.
P.B.Winston, the best looking con
tractor on the extension, is pushing the
track laying and says he prays for good
weather every night.
It is difficult to keep men on the grade.
As cold weather approaches the men
rush into Glendive where there is tim
ber, etc., for building warmer quarters.
T. C. Kurtz, of Bruns' supply stoie, dis
tributes from $20,000 to $40,000 each
month. M.\ Kurtz is a young man or
much ability and well liked by every one
who knows him.
It has been estimated by competent
judges that only one-half of the so-called
Bad Lands are really bad, the other half
being most.excellent grazing land, shel
tered from storms and severe weather.
Bly's coal mine at the Little Misso uri
been worked a distance of 100 feet.
It is an eight foot vein but not as good
quality of coal as Bab}r Mine. The mine
is situated forty feet above the track and
only thirty feet distant. The coal is load
ed on the car by means of a slide.
Harry Eaton, a Pittsburgh boy, a friend
of Frank Moore, is having a successful
hunt. He has killed scores of antelope,
deer and mountain sheep. He saves the
best specimens of heads to take with him
east. Last week he killed a mountain
sheep, whose head is now on exhibition
at the cantonment. It weighs fifty two
pounds aud the horns when fastened to
the head are seventeen inches in circum
ference. He killed a black bear last week
which dressed 745 pounds. The head he
will have stuffed. He also lias buck
horns, measuring six feet and a half
across. The Bad Lands is the sports
The people of Bismarck have had a
rare treat during the past week at Ray
mond's Hall. Mons. Louis Nathal stands
high in his profession. He has a fine
physique, a good voice and every way
suited toihe role he assumes. Mus Louise
Lester is as talented as she is charming,
aud as bewitching as she is vivacious
sprightly as a 'Ticket and in short, has
captured the town and has held and wili
hold it as long as she remains. She has
been greeted each night with showers ot
applause and commendatory criticism.
The company throughout is first-class
and far above*the average as seen in lead
ing eastern theatres. This afternoon a
grand matinee is announced, and Pina
fore will be presented. This piece will
briug a full house, as but few people in
this city have-yet had the privilege of
neariu" it. To-morrow afternoon anoth
er gram! matinee is announced at Fort
Lincoln, and to morrow night the com
pany will return and give the Chimes of
Normandy. Sunday afternoon, a sacred
concert will be given at the post. Many
will avail themselves of a pleasant ride
to he*r this entertainment. Sunday night
the company will ulay Fatinitza at hit
ney's Opera Rouse. This move is made
at the request
The Satiial Knglisii Opera Company
many citizens as the hall
is much more convenient and better
adapted to if performance of this Kindn
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TELEGRAPH TO TRIBUNE
NEWS GOBBLED WHOM THE
ENDS OjF THE EARTH.
That is What Would Have Been in
this Column if the Wires Were
"Working—K owever, Ar
my is Substituted*
The rumor that Gen. Sherman was about
to retire 1b false.
Lieut. T. M. Defrees, 5th Infantry, Camp
Mcintosh, visited the city last Sunday.
Col. Elmer Otis, 7th Cavalry, visited
the city yesterday, the guest of Maj. Kirk.
Col. Merrill, 7th Cavalry, is reputed to
b« the best "old sledge" player iu the 9rmy.
Mrs. Gen. Sherman, who has been ill
for some time past, is now nearly fully recovered.
Dr. Cunningham has a six months'
leave of absence with permission to go beyond
Lieut. Hardin, 7th Cavalry, Fort Lin
coln, and. Lieut. Pleasant registered at the Sher
Capt. Jas. S. Casey, 5th Infantry, ar
rived from Fort Keogh Wednesday and pro
ceeded eaat yesterday.
Capt. Constant Williams, and Lieuts.
English and Bell, of Fort Lincoln, came over to
the Nathal Opera Wednesday evening.
Capt. Constant Williams, 7tn Infantry,
Fort Lincoln, and Lieuts Chance, English and
Bell have taken in the opera this weekt
Rev. G. W. Dunbar and family, the re
cently assigned chaplain at Fort Yates, remained
a few days at the Sheridan early in the week.
Capt. Josiah Chance availed himself of
the Nathal English Opera several evenings. He
is yet undecided which it is Giroi^e or Girofla,
Lieut. J. E. McCoy, 7fh Infantry, went
cast yesterday on a two weeks' leave. it is ru
mored that he is soon to be married to a St. Paul
Maj. W. M. Maynadier arrived Monday
night and will pay Lincoln. Yates, Stevenson
and the command on the extension before re
The Army and Navy Register congrat
ulates the signal service on its prediction of fair
weather election day, three and one-half days
Lieut. Jas. F. Bell, 7th Cavalry, will go
east next month. lie goes iuto the state of mat
rimony with a Miss Buford, niece of Gen. Bu
ford, of Kentucky.
The little bay recently presented by
her husband, Capt. W. P. Rogers,
Fort Yates, is said to resemble its
Miss Roma DeRudio, the
daughter of Maj. DeRudio, 7th Cavalry, returned
Mouday night from a trip east, en route for Fort
Meade, at which place her father is stationed.
Capt. Beach, with company "D," 11th
Infantry, is now en route to the end of the track
on the extension. Tn« company will keep pace
with the building the balance of the season,
much to tbe disgust of Capt. Beach.
The Army and Navy Journal says that
Old Betz, a Sioux squaw, who died recently at
the reputed age of more than a hundred yearp,
had beeu successively, it is said, the wife of an
army officer, of an Indian chief, and of a Metho
Lieut. Clark, 7th Cavalry, came in from
the extension on tbe special yesterday, bound
for St. Paul. He had just returned to Keogh
from an expedition to Fort Assinaboine Indian
agency Mouday night when he received the sad
intelligence that his affianced, a Miss Sanborn,
of St. Paul, was dangerously ill. He started on
horseback from Keogh Tuesday, morning at 1
o'clock and reached the end ofthe track Wednes
day at 1 p. m. He left the end of tbe track on
the special Wednesday night and arrived at St.
Paul this morning. This is the quickest time
ever made from Fort Keogh to St. Paul.
It will be seen by the accoinpanying
weather report that on the warmest day
last month the thermometer reached 80
degrees above zero, or two degrees above
summer heat. The coldest was 12 degrees
above, and that only for a short time one
morning. The mean temperature has
been 42 degrees above, or 12 degrees above
freezing, all the month. There has been
but four days on which it stormed, and
but a portion of those days were stormy.'
THB OFFICIAL RECORD.
For Oct»ber. 1880.
Highest Lowest Mean
Barometer 20.4a$ 29.514
Temperature 80 12
Montlilv range of Barometer 9.09
Greatest daily range of 4t
Mean relative humidity
N uriiber of cle ir davs
Number of days on which rain fell
Sergt. Sig. Corps, U.S.A.
Dr, W. W. Laman, of the Bismarck and
Black Hills railroad, has more
than one. The Fargo Republican says:
"The ordinance pasied by the city eou n
cil Tuesday night, grants to W. W. La
man, of New York, the exclusive right to
lay gas mains in the streets of Fargo for
thirty years exempts the the works from
taxation for live years: fixes the maxi
mum price gas at $4.50 per 1000 feet
and rent of meaters at 2ocfS for the small,
and $1 for ihe large, per month, and re
quires Dr. Laman to commence work by
the first of June next and to have two
miles of gas mains laid by the 31st of De
cember, lt&l/'r Mr. Laman is now east
^PURELY PERSON A
H. F. Douglass will spend the winter
Judge Bowen went east Wednesday
Joe Hare back again. He cannot
P. W. Lewis, of Fort Stevenson, is at
H. F. Douglass, posttrader at Fort Yates,
Capt. Maratta, ofthe Coulson line, willreturu
about the holidays.
Frank. Moore is expected in every day
with the Bad Land ballot box.
Chas. Thompson, of Baby. Ming, rer
turned last night from the east.
Geo. Haly and wife, Minneapolis, ac
company Mr. Browning and lady.
W. F. Steele came in from his planta
tion Wednesday and did the opera.
Chas. H. Dixon, pioneer traveling man,
is in the city. He helped drive the spike
W. J. Ives was looking the landscape
o'er among his patrons in Bismarck, Saturday.
J. W. Gilboy, a brother of Yardmaster
Gilboy, of this city, registered at the Sheridau
Engineer Clough, of the -N. P. road,
came in from the Little Missouri Monday but re
Rev. I. O. Sioan was over from Man
dan this week. "Father Sloan is welcome in.
every household in Bismarck.
Wm Courtney, clerk in tbe Indian de
partment at Fort Berthold agency, accompanied
by liis wife, is stopping at the Sheridan.
Mr. J. C. Barr, of the Benton line, will
spend the winter at New Orleans, St. Louis and.'
Chicago." He will leave the first of next week.
Mr. E. T. Winston returned from Vir
ginia Tuesday right where he was called to at
tend the death-bed ol his wife. Mr. Winston hat
the sympathy of his many friends and acquaint
Jas. Browning, a young man formerly
of this city, but now in business at Dcadwoodr
returned from the east last night and leaves for
the Hills to-night, ii brings his new bride 7i.ee
Laura Dagne with him from Minneapolis.
Edward Richards, Pioneer Pre^s, Ar
Gage, Minneapolis Tribune, A. 8. Capehart, Far
go Argus, A. W. Hall, Fargo Republican, E. P.
Wells, Jamestown Land Journal, took supper
at the Sheridan Monday night.
Prof. Winchell, professor of geology, in
the Minnesota State University, at Minneapolis,,
assistant Chief Engineer E. D. Mason, N. P.lt.
and General Manager Sargent partook ofthe
hospitalities ofthe Sheridan Monday night.
Capt. O'Toole, of Fort Keogh, while on
his w*y to Glendive from Miles City, last week,
fell through a trap door in one of the shack* on
the way and broke one rib and otherwise bruised
his body. The Journal says he was brought
back in an abulancc.
Miss Nellie Comeford is now stopping
with Mrs. Wm. Ives, the fashionable dressmaker
and milliner on Third street. Miss Comeford
has had long experience at dressmaking aud
Mrs. Ives is to be congratulated upon securing
the services ot this young lady.
An Interesting Hatch of Personal
Matters about the Fort.
Special Correspondence of the Tribune.
FORT STEVENSON,Nov.6.—A fire caught
to-day in Company quarters from a de
fective stovepipe in the garret, and had it
not been for the coolness of the post com
mander, Capt. C. C. Rawn, the coolness
of the soldiers and the coolness of the a*?
mosphere the flic would have been a diW
astrous one, but as it was, little damagii
was done Post trader Winston, who-'.
has the contract for "furnishing the post
with coal, is making good progress, con.
sidering the few men he has at work....
Mr.'Magtiire, who owns an opera house
in Portland, Oregon, gave an entertain
ment here this week which was well at
tended. .. .Frank V. Dukin, 7th Infantry,
lias erected a small sized grist-mill.
lias the contract for grinding all the co:*ii'1
for the beef cattle and breakfast cakes for
the boys Company I) is now engaged.
in digging a well....The soldiers' "qua
ters, wTiich began construction thirteen
years ago and remained unfinished until
the 7th infantry came here, are now* com
plete Patrick Griffin, a 'mule siiinner,'
is now languishing in the hospital owing
to too much familiarity ou the part of
onaof his mules Hunting in this vi
cinity is good. Sergeant Lewis Chaplin
and Corp. Piatt, Co. I, Corp. James M«v
Hale and Patrick Stinbecker, Co. G, an*,
out on a hnnt. They have already-kilk"I
a large amount of game. G. O. Y.
Fun at the Opera House.
A very pleasant affair took place at the
Bismarck Opera House Friday evening
last. Miss Maude LeMoine was called
on the stage and presented by her admir
ers with a magnificent gold badge valued
at seventy-five dollars. A laughable pnC
sentation took place later in the evening
As Mr. J. P. Carroll was about to Jeavt£y
the stage, Mr. W. H. Davenport stopped'
few remarks, assuring Mr. Carroll that
he was held in great esteem, whgn Mr..
Carroll asked for a shot gun, with whicfe§ S|
he said he would kill time. The Dow
aldsous, John and Daisy, opened Moh-^r«'fs
day night and were warmly received.j
They are great favorites. An ext™1
strong bill is offered this week, aud full.
I ii it
with engineer Clements on business con
nected with the railroad, TbeFargo gas but few days when an overcoat Vp* nec
works is bin, aside, fcpecul»liop. ta&ary,
D?ad\vood has been visited by' fieveral^fr j"
re to a a a
had three inches, and Southern Datcota:^
ten feet, but the North Pacific, from Far^i!^--:PvA
go to Bismarrl: has been entirely
There has been no snow at Bismarck and: