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Capital City Chips.
Street grading progresses.
The penitentiary is nearing completion.
Cole's circus will appear in Bismarck soon.
The July 4th celebration is being agitated
The Nickel Plate Show will be here on Friday,
the 13th, inst.
The Governor's Guard is preparing for a
full dresB ball.
Louis Schanfield is now in jail for pugilistic
The Haverly Strategists appear next Monday
and Taesday evenings. Go and laugh.
The frame of Asa Fisher's new residence on
Fourth street is now nearly constructed.
The next demonstration is to be made on
July 4th, if public sentiment is reliable.
The Conibear excursion train from Illinois
will be in Bismarck on tho fourth of July.
A train ljad of cattle for Burleigh county
was landed in Bismarck Saturday evening.
"Our Strategists" appear in the Atheneum
next Monday and Tuesday evenings June 9 and
Bets are bsing made on the result of the
national convention, the leading pools being
those of Arthur and Blaine.
Major McLaughlin, Standing Rock's well
known Indian agent, was in the city Sunday
and left for the east Sunday evening.
And here's the song they're aicging
As they while away the day:
"Empty is the old arm chair,
Since Causby's gone away."
In answer to 'many inquiries the TRIBUNE
republishes the statement that the capital com
mission is called to meet in this city June 20,
and will take immediate steps to complete the
The old O. F. (J. building has been removed
from the lot which it has so long occupied, and
Mr. L. N. Griffin is preparing to lay the foun
datiou for a handsome brick block which will
replace the popular old shanty.
Cedar Springs (Mich ipper: Mr. and Mrs.
M. H. Jewell, of Bismarck, Dakota, arrived here
yesterday evening to spend a few days with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Jewell, of So
lon, after which they will visit friends in Chi
cago, and attend the convention. In 1875 Mr.
J. graduated in the Clipper office, and at pres
ent is the proprietor of the BISMARCK DAILY
TRIBUNE, one of the best papers in the west, be
sides the owner of much real estate, and the
possessor of a very handsome, estimable wife.
Sunday Morning Herald, St. Paul: The Her
ald has secured the services of Mr. J. B. (Kit)
Adams, late of the Bismarck TRIBUNE, and he
will assume a position on the staff the coming
week Mr. Adams is a humorous writer with a
natienal reputation, and will use his pen exclu
sively in the columns of the Herald. Although
the proprietors have always felt a just pride in
the excellence of the Herald, they will at once
greatly improve its every department, and will
•in the future aim to publish a bright and spark
ling journal second to none in the Northwest.
Our next issue will be a fair example of the
Sunday Herald of the future, and we feel no
hesitancy in predicting that it will meet with
the universal favor of its hosts of readers.
C. W. Thompson left for St. Paul last even
Mayor Mead of Mandan was in the city yes
J. L. Gavegaa of Fargo arrived yesterday
F. Kuntz of Pennsylvania is registered at the
Commissioner Veeder of McLean county is
in tlie city.
The strawberry and ice cream festival at the
M. E. church was a success.
P. N. Winters, of Deliver, Colorada, arrived
in the city last evening.
Another slight sprinkling of rain was received
by the growing grain last evening.
Chas. Clark of St. Paul, representing Glid
den Griggs & Co., is in the metropolis.
Misses Alice Wirt and Grace Southmayd, went
to Cleveland, the formers home, yesterday even
F. H. Ertel of Belfield, formerly of the Bis
marck Capital arrived from the west yesterday
"Nick'' Covin of 8t. Paul, the Tom Thumb of
that city, passed through the city last evening,
en route east.
Banker Hinz. of Appleton, Wis., arrived
Wednesday evening, nd left for Portland yes
Yesterday E C., Ford & Co., sold to Mr.
Willis Hand of Wisconsin, lots 23 and 24 block
14 Sturgis addition for $500.00 cash.
P. T. Ramsey of St. Louis arrived from the
east yesterday morning. He remained until
evening whet he departed for the west.
W. W. Chase, oDe of the leading business
men of Omaha, was on yesterday morning's
west bound train en route to the Pacific coast.
The passenger train from the east yesterday
morning was about a half hour late. The delay
was caused by a hot box on one of the engine
Messrs. J. Hogen, C. W. VanDyets, H. R. Ly
on, C. Polk. E. Sage, E. T. Hager, E. Mc
Gowan and G. W. Aile of Mandau came over to
play ball yesterday and stopped at the Sheridan.
C. W. Thomas, of Chicago, passed through
the city yesterday morning en route east. He
will go through direct to secure his seat in the
convention, which has been reserved by friends.
Mr. Hoover, of Washington, Iowa, having sold
his interests in Iowa, his decided to locate in
Bismarck. Mr. Hoover is a man of wealth and
will engage in mercantile business in the capital
While riding on Seventh street yesterday
afternoon. Miss Bessie McNeal enjoyed a
lively jaunt after a brisk runnaway steed. The
animal ran from the bill to Main street, where
he was stopped before any damage was done
eittu-r to MiBS McNeal or the buggy.
Dr. J. O. Simmons of Little Falls, Minn, one
of the pioneers of this country, who was here
long before the railroad and took a claim north
of the railroad bridge about one mile from the
city, in the city. He is a son of Senator Sim
Mr. E. Van Houten, of Van Hon ten Bros. &
Little returned from Iowa last evening. He
bad a very pleasant trip and repoite the capital
city prospects brighter than ever in the eyes of
the people of the states through which he
J. Pierce, brother-in-law of F. L. Goe, of the
Bismarck National bank,arrived from Anamosa,
la and will take the place of Mr. G. H. Matson
in the City book store, Mr. Matson having sold
the business to Mr. O. N. Hnnt. Mr. Matson
leaves for the e&Btin a few days
It is gratifying to the numerous friends of
Mrs. Dr. Porter to see that lady sufficiently
recovered from her recent dangerous attack to
be able to enjoy the beautiful summer weather.
Mrs. Porter is now on a fair way to permanent
Mrs. Dr. O. W. Archibald and her bewitching
little daughter, "Poisie," returned from Vir
ginia Wednesday morning. Muoh to their regret
the doctor is not at home, having been called
to the Pacific coast by the department. The
weloome arrivals are guests of Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Marshall.,
An Interesting Interview.
Mr. J. O. Toung, who has a real estate
office in this city and who has bsen gone sev
eral months, during which time he has visited
all the principal cities of the east, returned a
few days ago and was interviewed by a TRI
BUNE reporter. He is a shrewd, observing
young man, and will leave for Europe on the
18th inst., during which time he will work in
the interest of Bismarck and the northwest.
The following is the interview:
Qaestion—What do you think of Bismaro^'s
present and future outlook?
A. I am not surprised to observe the de
cline in prices from the highest prices touched
by the "boom." It was a natural result oc
casioned by the uncertainty regarding the
capital question, the financial depression in
the east, and the high prices real estate ad
vanced to immediately upon the decision of
the capital commissioners.
I believe in the ultimate great future of
Bismarck, and so far as the little property I
own and that of those I represent is concerned,
it cannot be bought for one dollar less than
its cost and an additional profit. The way to
deal in real estate is to Btand by it and judge the
future by all the history of the paBt. You have
a city whose situation for residence and busi
ness in the future is unsurpassed in this great
northwest, and if I were worth a million
dollars I would be willing to stake it all on
my faith in the future of Bismarck.
Q. What is the record of the past regarding
real estate busiuess you refer to?
A. It is this—that the growth and develop
oient of the northwest in the last twenty years
and the real absolute increase in values which
have arisen, and the accumulation of
wealth directly resulting from the soil
is without a patallel in the history of tne world.
Thus, if any man with ordinary judgment had
come to the west ten years ago and invested in
twenty different p'aces, nineteen of those in
vestments would have yielded him rich profi.s.
Looking at the eastern states we see as the pop
ulation of the states have increased, their cities
have grown It is a result as r.atural as the
movement of the constellations, 'lhat Dakota
will increase and that the increase and concen
tration of population will be in theciiies which
now have the start. E specially wilt this be the
oaBC with Bismarck, the capital city of the ter
ritory, built on the banks of one of the world's
great rivers, and on the only railway of America
which runs unbroken from the lakes to the
Q. Where have you been since leaving Bis
marck last fall?
A. I spent three months in the eastern cities,
making settlements of accounts with those I
represent in western real estate, and endeavor
ing to obtain more funds. I discovered that
capitalists were not inclined to place money
here in the winter, although I obtained large
amounts for Cedar Rapids and other places.
Everyone seemed to await the decision of the
capital question, and many assured me that on
its being settled in favor of Bismarck they
would place large sums of money here.
Q. How is the decision viewed by "outsid
ers" with whom you have conversed, and wliat
do you think of it?
A. I am not a lawyer and my opinion would
bi worthless, but my father, an attorney of
many years' practice, and many eminent law
yers and judges have told me that it was virtu
ally settled. That the supreme court of the
United States would never reverse the decision
of the territorial supreme court, especially on a
question involving the change of location of the
capital, for there are many precedents, upheld
by strong decisions.
Q. Do you believe eastern capitalists will
again turn their attention to this section to in
A. Without doubt. The men who came
before were shrewd. That they purchased at
high figures, and in some cases lost money is a
fact, but t'aey are sharp enough to know that
was a result impossible to forsee. At present
Bismarck offers opportunities to be found
nowhere else, and if they do not improve them
some one else will step in and take their places.
1 believe many will come this fall with abu ad
ant means, and in a small way I expect) to send
some money out myself, for I never like to be
lel't in the procession. When everything is
down and many are discouraged and want to
sell is the time to buy.
Q. What do you think of the prospects for
anew railroad to Bismarck?
A. I do not know, for no one knows the cer
tainty of anything that has not happened, but I
am cjnfiden*- the intention of th* Burlington,
Cedar Rapids & Northern railway, which is inti
mately associated with the Rock Island, and
whose general offices are in the city of Cedar
Rapids, is to build here. Their present ter
minus is at Worthington, Minu., and they have
surveyed through to this point, and will build a
hundred miles or more this year. Contracts are
now let and work is being pushed rapidly.
Q. I understand you contemplate a trip to
Europe this summer?
A. Yes. I sail on the steamer Seryia, of the
Cutiard line, June 13, and will be absent four
months, making a general tour of the continent.
"Innocence" on Horseback.
Several of Bismarck's observing young gen
tlemen were recently enjoying a stroll east of
the city—down toward the penitentiary, the
road they soon may trave'—when their gaze was
attracted by the appearance of two young ladies
on horseback. It was not the beauty of the
horses nor the graceful movements of the young
ladies hat caused their optics to become trans
fixed. It was the attitude and general oddity
of the scene. The "girls" were having a "high
old time." and their merry laughter echoed back
from the penitentiary walls and the fence of
Mr. Quinlan. The equestriennes had just ad
journed from a meeting in which it was unani
mously resolved that women should enjoy all
the rights and privileges bestowed upon the
more grotesque and unpolished sex. Acting
upon the resolution, they were seated upon the
frisky animals a la masculine. One of the
daintily dressed feet hung down on the right
side of the animal, while the variegated hues of
summer hosiery were plainly visible on the
other. In this position—astraddle is the short
est way to express it—they were whipping the
horses along at a lively rate. It was wrong for
the young gentlemen to notice any little inno
cent amusement of this nature, but, instinct
ively, they did. "You have seen a cork in rough
water," said one of the informants. "Well no
light and airy cork ever bobbed around with a
more careless bob than did these rosy daughters
of the far northwest." They were dressed very
neatly and, with long practics and a careful
study of th mode of riding, they might become
expert, and would draw large audiences on
THE BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
4th of Jiuly celebration or public parade. They
were sweet', cherry-cheeked maidens from the
rural districts of the Missouri slope.
"Michael T." Pommeled.
Michael T. O'Connor, the illustrious, ia in
bad luck this season. He is having a lively and
interesting, but not very pleasant or flattering
time of it. Once more he has invited the on
slaught of human muscle and has got it with a
vengeance. On Tuesday night he waspnmmeled
and pounded until be now is a "sight to behold.'
Michael T. is a man of great affection, especially
for the gentler sex. He has that elevating (by
means of rope) principle of bestowing the
kindest and most devoted attention upon the
defenseless females within the range of his ac
quaintance and never mioses an oppoitumty to
demonstrate his good breeding in this re
spect. It seems that a certain little woman,
more innocent than wise, and with a gentle,
reclining disposition has won the (second
handed) heart of Michael T., and that individual
has been paying her the strictest attention. His
excuse has been that he was attending to her
legal business, and the caBe is so complicated
that it requires his strictest attention. The hus
band of the mother of the lady found M. T. in
the house Tuesday night and ordered him out.
The gentleman of oratory and letters was a little
reluctant in obeying the order, and after tender
ing a few insults to Mr. Smith the latter thought
it was about time to mop, so he commenced the
work immediately. He first brushed the coarse,
loose dirt from the sidewalk with Michael T.'s
plaid pantaloons and the back of his coat then
nicked him up and, as a gentleman should,
shook out the dust from the clothing he
knocked him endways, sideways, backwards and
forwards, aud then chugged him around in all
the intermediate points of ihe compasB. When
this invigorating exercise was completed, Mich
ael T. defied his beaver and described an air
line for home, where he now lies for repairs.
He says it is the course of true love.
The Firenieiis' Convention.
The firemsns' convention, which conyened at
Fargo Wedc sday was a success. The Bismarck
and Mandan delegates returned yesterday
morning, bringing with them the happiest recol
lections and memories of pleasant incidents
long to be among their moBt refreshing
thoughts. The convention assumed a phase of
seriousness and the delegates went in for business
Bismarck fared well, securing the secretary
ship of the association, Mr. F. W. McKinney of
the First National bank being elected. The fol
lowing officers of the North Dakota Firemens'
association for the ensuing year were elected:
President—W. D. Fenton, Fargo.
Vice President—James Ryan, Grand Forks.
Secretary—F. W. McKinney, Bisjiarck.
Treasurer—Mr. Binghimper, Mandan.
Executive Com nittee—Messrs. Mahon, Man
dan Connors, Bismarck Curry, Grand Forks,
Haggart and Cantieney, Fargo.
It was resolved that all tournaments be under
the control of the executive committee.
Grand Forks was selected as the piece for the
next annual meeting of the association.
The Bismarck department was represented by
Mr. E. H. Connors, who did himself and the
department credit, and, as will be seen by the
list of officers, ''stood in" with the proper com
bination. Harmony prevailed and all delegates
greatly enjoyed the visit to the Rtd river valley
metropolis. As the TRIBUNE assured, the visiting
delegates were entertained in a princely. man
ner by bcth Faigo and Moorhvad. They were
sbowu the sights, serenaded by the bands, and
tendered that generous hospitality for which
the people of Fargo and Moorhead are so
famous. For all this the Bismarck and Mandan
departments desira to express their warmest
thanks hoping to be able to reciprocate at no
distant day, when the members of the associa
tion may honor the sister cities of the Missouri
slope with a visit.
A Champion Bold.
His step was unsteady and "aci listing His
feet didn't give a continental darn whether they
went together or alternately, while his knees
were generously careless in their expenditure of
aclion. His head hung on the limber end of
his neck, his eyes rolled about in an idiotic
manner, and with tongue out and tobacco juice
streaming down the corners of bis mouth, he
floundered along through the busy crowd. One
of thfse mildly insane grins would occ isionilly
spread over his temporarily tattooed counte
nance, and a faint war whoop told that he was
coming. Upon arriving at the depot just as the
train pulled in, a bystander asked him where
he was going, and the reply came:
am gooin't' ther Chicargo
hie, t' nomenatc Samyil Dja Tildin, be gobs!
'R a-h fer Tilden! 'R a-h! 'R-a-h!! hie."'
And then he spit.
But," interrupted an amused listener, "do
you mean to say that you are going to nominate
Tilden at the convention now in session in
"Ay coorse I mane that I am t' nnmenate
Ti'din in the convinshin now assimbled in Chi
cargo," said the hilarious celt with a spurt
tobacco nice over his left shoulder, and a look
of supreme contempt at bis questioner. He
"I see be th' mornin' THBIBUNE that an inde
vidyeal be the name av A-arthur, and anither
known as Blane, and a Idmunds, a Loogan and
a Grishap are indivering t' gain th' day, and,
hie, be gobs I am gooin' down t' sit them up for
the bize in behalf av me onld frind and fellow
dimecrat, Samyeal Dja Tilden, hie."
"But," said one of the roaring crowd, "this is
not a democratic convention now being held in
"Yer a maly-mouthed liar and a blagyard,
hie, and fur two cints I'd knock yer black re
publican noze into an Irish shtew!"
Just then the train started, and with face
turned to the crowd and a Muldoon swing of the
body, he stumbled aboard, saying to a fellow
countryman on the platform:
"Be good t' yersel' Patsy, and git out th'
band fur me on me rethurn, as, hie, we'll nome
nate Tildin, af it takes al th' whisky *,nd po
lacemin in Chicargo—'Bab! 'R r-a h! 'A-a
fur Samyeal Dja Tildin and Ou Doonevir.
And with waving hat and exuberant smiles,
he sailed out for the Lord only knows where.
The expression of the people of Bismarck is
that they want to celebrate America's indepen
dence day in a manner becoming the capital
city of Dakota. It is time that the programme
be framed and invitations extended to the peo
ple of neighboring towns throughout the Mis
souri slope, asking them to accept the city's
hospitalities and assist is making the Fourth
of July, 1884, a day long to be remembered by
all who enjoy the blessings of a residence in
this favored portion of the American new
northwest. Liberate the proud bird of
freedom and let him soar into the purest and
freest air on earth. Open wide the cannon's
mouth and let its thundering voice be heard
proclaiming the pride of those who enjoy the
broadest and fullest ireedom. Bring out the
handsomely uniformed militia, the fire depart
ment, the G. A B., the civic socities and in
dustrial machinery, and make it a day of proud
pageantry and loud rejoicings. It is hoped
that through the courtesy of Col. Conrad,
troops can be brought from Fort Lincoln, and
that the popular Captain Rockwell will consent
to give the
city the use ot artillery. It is in
deed becoming and almost essential that the
capital eity odjbratr. As has been frequently
stated in these columns, the Conibea excur
sion of nearly two hundred people from Illi
nois, will arrive in Bismarck on July 4, and
they alone are cause for a celebration, as they
come to see the country and select homes for
By the Itlpplins Brooks.
As pleasant and recherche a party as ever
committed mnrder and havoc among the finny
tribe, was that which was composed of ladies
and gentlemen from Bismarck, Fort Lincoln
and Fort Yates, who returned last evening after
a most successful and delightful expedition.
The party consisted of Lieut, and Mrs. Wright,
of Bismarck Captain and Mrs. Rockwell, Col.
Conrad, Lient. Sage and Miss Hart, of Fort
Lincoln, and Capt. McDougall and party, of
Fort Yates. Starting Saturday evening, the
pleasure seekers hied themselves to the verdant
banks of the pellucid Cannon Ball, where the
innocent dwellers of the waters were "taken in"
with grace and expedition. Two days and
nights of genuine, unembellished camp life
were enjoyed, during which time over 200
pounds of fish were caught. The Indians saw
the camp fire and flecked around to "see the
fun," two of their number, ue Thunder and
Cottonwood, assisting in the cooking, while
Lieut. Sage's culinary artist, Fred, assisted in
talking Indian. After securing an oyerabund
ance of choice iish the party retraced their
Bteps, bringing with them a large number of
plover shot along the journey. Thoy all report
a season of the most exquisite and unbounded
enjoyment, th«* only disappointment being ihe
inadequacy of the little brown ug, which failed
to respond much sooner than was anticipated.
Battle of IViliion's Springs.
This was a battle in which many of the peo
ple in thib vicinity participated. It was one of
the fiercest struggles in the rebellion, and it
has recently come to light that Col. J. S. Con
rad, now in command at Ft. Lincoln, was an
officer on Gen. Lyons' staff during the battle.
The battle was fought on August 10, 1861,
Gen Lyons commanding the Union forces.
Gen. Lyons was killed during the final and de
cisive charge of the First Iowa infantry, after
which Gen. Sturgis took command. Captain
Bennett, of the Governor's Guard, was a mem
ber of the infantry, was in the charge and has a
complete history of the battle. ust as the
Union troops were wavering, some one in the
ranks cried out: "If some one will lead us, we
will ejr the woods of bayonets." To this
Gen. Lyon responded. "I will lead you." In
tie charge which followed, a ball struck the
brave commander in the breast and he fell in
stantly. Just as he reached the ground he said,
"Iowa regiment, you are brave ys." A little
later he g-ew weak, and his last words were:
"Forward, my brave men, I will lead you!''
He died in a few moments after giving expres
sion to these words. The Union boys were vie
torious in the fight, and all who participated
in th^ heroic but bloody conflict remember it
with mingled feelings cf pride and grief.
The W. H. Harris Xew Shows.
There is probably no jnan living today whj
has had better success, or made more friends,
or won more laurels in the show business than
W. H. Hariis, who is a thorough gentleman and
a showman worthy of the name, and is known
wherever the Nickel Plahe has shown as a mail
of integrity, sobriety, honesty, and indomit
able perseverance. This enviabjte reputation
Mr. Harris has gained by dealing fairly with
his patrons, the public, by fulfilling his every
promise and by constant and bard brain and
hand work. It has tver been his aim to better
his ofession, and his labors have been highly
successful. In the organiz ition of the Nickel
Plate circus, Mr. Harris has embodied all of
worth that he han gained from experience n'
years. He has built anew show after his own
plans and ideas, and om new material. He
has built a circus for the people, has engaged
the best talent of the country, and will intro
duce features that will be new, novel and
pleasing, among which may be mentioned
Dora, the Feejee Island canibal, only one in
America "Gypsy," the only umbrella-eared
elephant, with the largest ears of born brutes
the largest and most savage den of lions. The
only male and female Sampson on the conti
nent, pulling against elephants and hones, etc.,
etc. W. H. Harris' New Nickel Plate shows will
exhibit at Bbmarck, Friday, June 13.
The Morse Thieves
Mr, G. M. Gallien, of the firm of Henry
Gallien & Sons, of Belfield, was in the city
yesterday consulting Attorney General Hughes
with reference to the wisest proceedure to be
taken in the suppression of ho-se stealing west
of the Missouri river. Mr. Gallien reported
that five horses and a p-rny were stolen trom
him on Friday night last, four days after the
five horses were stolen from the town of Bel
field, and on Sunday night Gladstone was
relieved of two horses. There evidently is an
organised gang at work in that vicinity and
the boldness of the thieves has occasioned con
siderable alarm. It seems that the only sen
sible manner of exterminating these public
vipers.is by the swift and certain methods of
the vigilantes. Organize a committee and
string, the recreants to telegraph poles and
trees. Some decisive step should be taken at
once, or many of the settlers will be left
without animals enough to enltivate the land.
Mr. Frank Scott and Miss Julia Erickson,
both of Bismarck, were married Monday even
ing by Bev. C. B. Austin of the Prenhvt-.ori.Ti
church. Mr. Scott is a member of the city po
lice force and has the best wishes of all whom
he has in the past or may hereafter "rnn in."
His star has now reached its zenith and may it
remain firmly set for many balmy springs. He
never walked with a more stately step or filled
his uniform more completely than he did yester
d»y. This complimentary notice is given for
seve-al reasons. The first is that Mr. Scott de
serves it, and the second and most potent v,
that the writer knows it behooves him to "stand
solid'' with the "cops."
Another Old Timer Clone.
W. T. McKay, one of the pioneers of Bis
marck and at one time a representative of this
district in the territorial legislature, recently
diedjin Dead wood, and at the request of numer
ous citizens of this city, the following short
biographical sketch from the Black HHIB Times
Th's man so recently deceased led a remarka
ble life, and the following was given by him to
the writer hereof in 1880: He was born in the
state of New York in 1829, and when a small boy
removed with his father's family to Canada. He
li. ed in Canada until the year 1849, when he
went to California^and remained there until
From' there he went to Washoe, and mined and
prospected two years, when he sold out for $20,
000. With this money he became a stock brok
er, purchased stock and paid assessments nntil
he was broke. He then tried Mont, where he re
mained until 1866, and then returned to the
states. He took a contract to furnish seventy
miles of the North Missouri railroad with tim
ber, completed his contract and made money.
His next venture was a billiard saloon at North
Platte, which he ran two months, clearing $10,
000. He was then appointed Indian trader at
Spotted Tail agency, and ran a store from 1868
to 1871. In 1872, in company with four half
breeds, with tools and grub, he started for the
Hills, and came as far as the head of Bid river,
where they were overtaken by the Indians and
turned back. He operated as a hay and wood
contractor on the upper Missouri until 18?4,
when he came to the Hills as gov
ernment prospector with General Cus
ter's expedition. He received no
pay from the government and was out $2,6Q0
on the trip. Oa the Little Missouri,coming in,
they found the first gold, and Mac was always
of the opinion that good mines were in that
section of the country, and he was so sure of it
that he taiked up a stampede that consisted of
tweuty men, which left Dead wood on the 1st
day of August, 1877. In that expedition they
were surrounded by hostile Sionx, Tommy Carr
killed, and after seeing their animals all killed,
the boys Btole out of camp at night, and after
incredible hardships reached Spearfish. Bob
Neill, Iogoldsby, John Flaherty, Alex
Chism, Henry Rosencranz, Frank Laburg, Wm
Larimer, Dick King and others Were of the
The fall of 1874 McKay was at Bismarck
and was elected a member of the legislature
at Yankton. He bad not been in his seat long
enough to warm it before he was indicted by
the grand jury for horse stealing, was arreBted
aud confined in jail twenty-three days before
he was liberated, and during that time the
legislature refused t-j pay his per diem. Three
different times he went to Yankton and deman
ded a trial, but the prosecution having evi
dence managed to stave it off, and it is a
record of the court today, and has never been
Truly a Sharpshooter.
Dr. Maus, of Fort Lincoln, completed a score
on Tuesday, which is the best made in the de
partment under the grade of sharpshooters
establish* this spring. The Creed moor target
was used, the highest possible being a bulla eye
or five. The Bight is an open one, with govern
ment ammunition. Dr. Maus is gaining a bril
liant record as a marksman, and this last
achievement will give him prominence among
the target shooters of the country. The follow
200 yards, off hand, 15 shots, 67 points, 89
300 yards, kneeling, 15 shots, 67 points, 69 per
6G0 yards, lying down, 15 shots, 66 points, 88
800 yards, lying down, 15 shots. 63 points, 84
900 yards, lying down, 15 shots, 64 points, 85
1,0.0 yards, lying down, 15 shots, 59' points,
79 per cent., which gives a grand total of 886
points, with a percentage of 86, all ranges.
This is not only a victory for the doctor, but
for the army gun, which is thus proven to be a
success even at 800, 900 and 1,000 yards. These
scores have been sent in to headquarteis, and
the doctor will soon receive the sharpshooter's
cross, the designated badge of tbe erade.
The Gun Club.
A number of sportsmen met pursuant to call
at the office of Allen & Barnes at 8:30 o'clock
last evening for the purpose of organizing a gun
club. The meeting was one of interest, and all
in attendance manifested a desire to have the
club organize immediately.
On a.otion G. P. Miller was called to the
chair, and Lieut. Wright elected secretary.
A committee of five was appointed to draft a
constitution and by-laws.
Tbe desire to form a gun club, tbe primary
object of which will be the preservation of game,
nprovement in gun and rifle shooting, and
Bocial enjoyment. Many of Bismarck's best
citizens are interested in the organization of
such an association, which commends itself to
all who love genuine sport and healthy, outdoor
exercise. Those present last evening were en
thusiastic in their sentiments, and it is hoped
that they will meet with tbe highest success in
The meeting adjourned to meet at the office
of Allen & Barnes next Monday evening at 9
Among the Lumber riles.
The young gentleman and lady who so
closely inspected the luqiber piles just west of tbe
TRIBUNE office Wednesday evening, should seek
some more secluded spot for their demonstra
tions of affection and friendly feelings. The
TBIBUNE'S intelligent compositors were con
siderably annoyed by the noise and attractive
exhibition of mutual esteem, and declare they
lost ''five hundred ems'' each. No names will
be given at present, but a repetition of the
intrusion upon the sacred rights of a respect
able lumber pile will receive the strongest cen
Murrah for the Fourth.
The Garfield Light Guard will celebrate
The members of the company have decided that
America's day of patriotic demonstrations shall
not go by without proper recognition by them,
and that all may have an opportunity to join
them in the celebration, they have rented the
Atheneum, in which a ball will be given on the
evening of the 4th. Music will be furnished by
tbe Garfield Light Guard cornet and string
balds, as good as ever tooted a horn or drawed
a bow in tbe northwest. An invitation will be
extended to Mandan through the mayor and
city council, and to Fort Lincoln through Com
manding Officer Conrad and Captain Rockwell,
of tbe ordnance. Tbe Light Guard appear for
the ~fir«t time in uniform on the 4th, and this
will be their first entertainment. They will
make a brilliant success of tbe undertaking.
Work the Capital.
C. W. Thompson has arranged for le re
sumption of work on the capital today. lea*'
terday afternoon be telegraphed to Sinn,calling
•11 teams to Bismarck to haul material to the
building. Work will be commenced today and
will be continued until the. legislative halls are
ready for occupancy. Plastering and finishing
work is now in order. The capital commission
will hold a meeting on the 20th inst., when all
plans for future operations will be matured.
It is understood that the dome will be con-,
strnoted this season. This goes a hundred feet
into the ai.* from the roof of tbe building, and
will give the structure a finished and attractive
The Ball and Bat.
The contest between the Bismarck and Man?
dan base ball teams yesterday, resulted in a
victory for the capital city boys. The playing
was not as good as in the game at Mandan, in
which the west Missouri club was the victor.
Joseph Little acted as umpire and was impar
tial in his decisions. Joseph Tare was scorer.
The-scoreat the close of the game stood, Bis
marck 12, Mandan 9.
Come to the Front.
Tbe business men and citizens of tbe city will
have an opportunity to exhibit their appreci
ation of the labors of the Western Union
telegraph operators today, by "chipping in" for
the payment of extra work in the furnishing of
bulletins from the Chicago convention. Money
can be left at the TRIBUNE office and at Peterson
& Yeeder's or Frisby's drug stores.
Ihe department of justice will pay a reward
of $1,000 for the arrest of the whole party con
cerned in the attack on Paymaster Whipple, or
a proportionate amount fpr the arrest of a part
of it. This sum is offered upon the under
standing that seven persons were engaged in the
assault, and that all expenses are included in it.
Council met Wednesday. Present, his honor
tbe mayor, aldermen Leo, Malloy, Peterson and
The report of the committee on ways and
means, fixing the salary of the city engineer at
$5 per day, and hi» helper at $2 per day for
every day's actual service, and recommending
that a hook and ladder house be not constructed
a* present, was adopted.
The committee on streets and additions re
commended the repairing of Meig's street from
Seventh street to Mandan avenue, and the
grading of Main streets and its cross street!1.
The recommendations of the committee were
The report of City Justice Hare for the
months of April and May referred to the
committee on claims and the city clerk, with
instructions that it be checkcd up with the re
ports of city tre tsurer and jailer.
On motion, the ordinance ordering the con
struction of a sidewalk on the south side of
Meig's street was reconsidered and laid on the
table. A new ordinance for the construction of
said sidewalk was presented and ordered pul
The city clerk was authorized to publish
notice for bids for the construction of walks
and crossings for the ensuing year.
Ordered that the city clerk advertise for bids
for the grading of Main street according to tie
Alderman Griffin gave notice that at the xt
regular meeting he would introduce an ordi
nance prohibiting the posting of show bills on
The liquor bond of Geo. W. Elder was read
W. H. Bringhuvst was appointed city engineer
by the mayor and the appointment was uaani
The city clerk was authorized advertise for
bids for tbe city printing for the ensuing year.
W. B. Watson, mdse $ 5 .00
Malloy &Stoyell, 1st team at fire 10 CO
Rob't Macnider & Co., mdse 4 35
Frank Frisby, mdse 8 25
L. C. Thompson, work with team 10 00
Wm. Gleason, 3 days' work on streets.. 6 00
Harry McCarty, 5 days' 10 00
Michae' Crisman, 6 days 12 CO
Chas. Goodrich, labor on streets 56 00
L. C. Thompson, 14 days' labor on
streets, man and team 56 00
J. W. E.ickson, 6 d*ys' work on streets 12 00
W. S. Moor ho
use, mdse 17 b0
George Morton, six days work on
streets 12 00
Michael McCue, four days work on
(•treets 8 00
Amos Alby, four days work on streets 8 00
Wi:ltam Willis, one days' work on
streets 2 00
John P. Hoagland, lumber 54 40
Jobn P. Hoagland, lumber and labor 134 58
Charles Goodrich, labor on streets, man
and team 40 00
H. Ellison, labor on streets 2 00
Charles Morey, niie and one-half days
labor on streets 19 00
George Morton, thrte days labor on
streets 6 00
Harry McCarthy, ten days labor on
streets 20 00
William Willie, three days labor on
streets 6 00
Michael Crisman, two days labor on
streets 4 00
Amos Alby, three d*ys labor on streets 6 00
P. J. Waggoner, catching and keeping
38 dogs 19 00
William Gleason, eight and one-half
days work on streets 17 00
James Bottomer, seven days work on
streets, man and team 28 00
Harper & Noonan, hauling water tank
»o fire •S5S 5
Harper & Noonan, hauling fire engine to
bonfire 5 00
Edward Sloan, watchman engine house
for May 65 00
Frank Scott, policeman. May 66 12
M. Sinclair, policeman, May 27 08
C. B. Nichols, policeman. May 27 00
Frank La Wall, city clerk, May 65 00
Erie Telephone company, month of
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