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8be Bismarck tribune.
Capital City Chips.
Street grading progreasea.
The penitentiary ia nearing completion.
Oole's circus will appear in Bismarck soon.
The Jnly 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
fall dress ball.
Louis Schanfield is now in jail for pugilistic
The Haverly Strategists appear next Monday
and Tuesday 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 the 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
Bel 8 are being made on the result of the
national convention, the leading poolB being
those of Arthur and Blaine.
Major McLaughlin, Standing Bock's well
known Indian agent, was in the city Sunday
and left for the east Sunday evening.
And here's the song they're sieging
As they while away the day:
"Empty is the old arm chair,
Since Cans by'a gone away."
In answer to 'many inquiries the TBIBUNE
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. t). building has been removed
from the lot which it has so long occupied, and
Mr. L. N. Griffin is preparing to lay the foun
datioa 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
TBIBUNE, 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 Moruicg Herald, St. Paul: The Her
ald has secured the services of Mr. J. B. (Kit)
Adams, late of the Bismarck TBIBUNE, and he
will assume a position on the staff the coming
week Mr. Adams is a humorous writer with a
national 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. Gavegan of Fargo arrived yesterday
F. Kuntz of Pennsylvania is registered at the
Commissioner Veeder of McLean county is
in the city.
The strawberry and ice cream festival at the
M. E. church was a success.
P. N. Winters, of Denver, 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 Jfc 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 St. Paul, the Tom Thumb of
that city, paesc 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 Chsb.
P. T. Ramsey of St. Louis arrived from the
east yesterday morning. He remained until
evening when be departed for the west.
W. W. Chase, one 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. B. 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 ia 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 hill to Main street, where
he was stopped before any damage was done
eithf-r to Miss McNeal or the buggy.
Dr. J. O. Simmons of Little Falls, Minn, one
of tbe 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, is in the city. He is a son of Senator Sim
Mr. E. Van Houten, of Van 'Houten Bros. &
Little returned from Iowa last evening. He
bad a very pleasant trip and reports the capital
city prospects brighter than ever in the eves 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,
Ia, and will take the place of Mr. G. H. Matson
in the City book store, Mr. Matson baving sold
the business to Mr. C. N. Hunt. Mr. Matson
leaves for the east in a few days
It is gratifying to tbe numerous friends of
Mrs. Dr. Porter to see that lady sufficiently
recovered from her recent dangerous attack to
be able to enjoy the beaatiful summer weather.
Mrs. Porter is now on a fair way to permanent
Mrs. Dr. O. W. Archibald and her bewitching
little daughter, ''Puisie," returned from Vir
ginia Wednesday morning. Muoh to their regret
tbe doctor is not at home, having been called
to tbe Pacifio coast by the department. The
weloome arrivals are gnests of Mr. and Mrs.
j. H. Marshall.,
An Interesting Interview.
Mr. J. C. Young, who has a real estate
office in this city and who has baen gone sev
eral months, daring which time he has visited
all the principal cities of the east, returned a
few days ago and was interviewed by a TBI
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:
Question—What do you think of Bismaro^s
present and future outlook?
A. I am ifot surprised to observe tbe de
cline in prices from tbe 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 stand by it and judge the
future by all the history of the past. 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 business you refer to?
A. It is this—that the growth and develop
ment 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 paiallel 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 natural as the
movement of the constellations, 'lhat Dakota
will increase and that the increase and concen
tration of population will be in the cities which
now have the start. Especially will this be the
oasc 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 beiug 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 conyersed, and what
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 man, 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 they 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.
I believe many will come this fall with abund
ant means, and in a small way I expect to send
some money out myself, for I sever like to be
lel't in the procession. When everything is
down and many are discouraged aud want to
sell is the time to buy.
Q. What do you think of the prospects for
anew railroad to Bismarck?
A. I do nut know, for no one knows the cer
tainty of anything that has not happened, but I
am cmfidenf the intention of th* Burlington,
Cedar Rapids & Northern railway, which is inti
mately assojiatsd with the Rock Inland, 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 tbe steamer Seryia, of the
Cuuard 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 enioying 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 wa not tbe 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 baving 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 tbe 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. "Yon have seen a cork in rough
water," said one of the informants. "Well no
light and airy cork ever bobbed aronnd with a
more careless bob than did these rosy daughters
of the far northwest." They were dressed very
neatly and, with long practice and a careful
study of th mode of riding, they might become
expert, and would draw large audiences on a
THE BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
4th of July celebration or public parade. They
were sweet', cherry-cheeked maidens from the
rnral districts of the Missouri slope.
"Michael T." Pommeled.
Michael T. O'Connor, the illustrious, is in
bad luck this season. He is having a lively and
interesting, bat 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 antil he 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 misses 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 case 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
kuockedihim endways, sideways, backwards and
forwards, aud then chugged him around in all
the intermediate points of ihe compass. When
this invigorating exercise was completed, Mich
ael T. doffed his beaver and described au air
line for home, where he now lies for repairs.
He says it is the course of true love.
The Firemeus' Convention.
The firemens'convention, which conyened at
Fargo Wednesday 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 muBt 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. Fen ton, Fargo.
Vice President—James Ryan, Grand Forks.
Secretary—F. W. McKinney, Bismarck.
Treasurer—Mr. Bingh*mper, Mandan.
Executive Committee—Messrs. Mahon, Man
dan Cunnors, 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 plpce 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 tbe
list of officers, ''stood in" with the proper com
bination. Harmony prevailed and all delegates
greatly enjoyed the visit to the Red river valley
metropolis. As the TBIBUNE assured, the visiting
delegates were entertained in a princely. man
ner by bcth Faigo and Moorhead. 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 desire 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 vacillating 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 his mouth, he
floundered along through the busy crowd. One
of thf se mildly insane grins would occtsionilly
spread over bis temDorarily 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, aud the reply came:
"I, hie, am gooin't' ther Chicargo convinshin,
hio, t' nomenatc Samyil Dj» Tildin, be gobs!
'Ra-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
"Av coorse I mane that I am t' n^menate
Ti'din in the convinshin now assimbled in Chi
cargo," said the hilarious celt with a spurt
tobacco juice over his left shoulder, and a look
of supreme contempt at bis questioner. He
"I see be th' mornin' THBI-BUXE that an inde
vidyeal be the name av A-arthur, and anither
known as Blane, and a Idmunds, a Loogan and
a Grishapi 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 ould 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'yerael' Patsy, and git out th'
band fur me on me rethurn, as, hie, we'll nome
nate Tildin, af it takes al th' whisky and po
lacemin in Chicargo—'Bab! 'B r-a h! 'fi-a
fur Samyeal Dia Tildin and Oa Doonevir.
And with waving hat and exuberant smiles,
he Bailed 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 in making the Fourth
of Jnly, 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 prond bird of
freedom and let him soar into the purest and
freest air on earth. Open wide the oannon's
month and let its thundering voice be heard
proclaiming the pride of those who enjoy the
broadest and fullest ireedom. Bring out tbe
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 Bookwell will consent
to give tbe city the use ot artillery. It is in
deed becoming and almost essential that the
capitaleity Celebrate. 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 Jaly 4, and
they alone are cause for a celebration, as they
come to see the country and select homes for
By the Rippling Brooks.
As pleasant and recherche a party as ever
committed murder 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 deligbtfui expedition.
The party consisted of Lieut, and Mrs. Wright,
of Bismarck Captain and Mrs. Bockwell, Col.
Conrad, Lieut. Sage and Miss Hart, of Fort
Lincoln, and Capt. McDjugall and party, of
Fort Yates. Starting Saturday evening, the
pleasure seekers hied themselves to tbe verdant
banks of the pellucid Gannon 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 enjojed, .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 tbe cooking, while
Lieut. Sage's culinary artist, Fred, assisted in
talking Indian. After securing an overabund
ance of choice fish the party retraced their
Bteps, bringing with them a large number of
plover shot along the journey. They all report
a seasoa of the most exquisite and unbounded
enjoyment, th* only disappointment being the
inadequacy of the little browu ug, which failed
to respond much sooner than was anticipated.
Battle of IVilNon'e* Springs.
This was a battle in which many of the peo
ple in this 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
whii'n 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 en 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 tbe ground he said,
"Iowa rfgiment, you are brave ys." A little
later he g-ew weak, and his last words we *e:
"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 tbe fight, and all who participated
in tbs 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 wh
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 Nickd Pla^e has shown as a mail
of integrity, sobriety, honesty, and indomit
able perseverance. This enviable reputation
Mr. Harris has gained by dealing fairly with
his patrons, the public, by fulfilling his every
promise and by constant and hard 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 has gained from experience of
years. He has built a new show after bis 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 horses, etc.,
etc. W. H. Harris' New Nickel Plate shows will
exhibit at Birmarck, Friday, June 13.
The Horse Thieves
Mr, G. M. Gallien, of the firm of Henry
Gallien & Sons, of Belfield, was in tbe 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 pony 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
organized 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
vipera.is by the swift and certain methods of
the vigilantes. Organize a committee and
string the recreants to telegraph poles and
trees. Some deciaive step should be taken at
once, or many of the settlers will be left
without animals enough to cultivate the land.
Mr. Frank Scott and Miss Julia Erickson,
both of Bismarck, were married Monday even
ing by Bev. C. B. Austin of the Presbyterian
church. Mr. Scott is a member of the city po
lice force and has the best wishes of all whom
he hss in the past or may hereafter "can in."
His star ha* now reached its zenith and may it
remain firmly set for many balmy spring., jje
never walked with a' more stately step or filfH
his uniform more completely than he did yester
dsy. This complimentary notice is given for
aeve-al reasons. The first is that Mr. Scott de
serves it, and the second and most potent is,
that the writer knows it behooves bim to "stand
solia" with the "cops."
Another Old Timer Crone.
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 Deadwood, and at the request of numer
ous citizens of this city, the following short
biographical sketch from the Black Hills Times
W. T. MCKAY
Th's man so recently deceased led a remarka
ble life, and the following was given by him to
tbe 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. cd 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 until
he was broke. He then tried Mont, where he re
mained nntil 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 stori from 1868
to 1871. In 1872, in company with four half
breeds, with tools and grub, be 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 bay and wood
contractor on the upper Missouri until 18
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 $2,600
on the trip. OJ the Little Missouri, coming in.
they found the first gold, and Mac was always
of tbe opinion that good mines were in that
section of the country, acd he was so sure of it
that he taiked up a stampede that consisted of
tweuty men, which left Deadwood on the 1st
day of August, 1877. In that expedition they
were surrounded by hostile Sioux, Tommy Carr
killed, and after seeing their animals all killed,
tbe boys stole out of camp at night, and after
incredible hardships reached Spearfish. Bob
Neill, Iogoldsby, John Flaherty, Alex
Chism, Henry Rosencranz, Frank Laburg, Wm
Lariiner, Dick King and others w'ere of the
The fall of 1874 McKay was at Bismarck
and was eleoted 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 arrested
aud confined in jail twenty-three days before
he was liberated, and during that time the
legislature refused to- 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 Creedmoor target
was used, the highest possible being a bulls eye
or five. The sight 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 tbe country. Tbe follow
200 yards, off hand, 15 shots, 67 points, 89
300 yards, kneeling, 15 shots, 67 points, 89 per
6C0 yards, lying down, 15 shots, 66 points, 88
800 yards, lying down, 15 shots, 03 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 386
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 yard". These
scores have been sent in to headquarters, and
the doctor will soon receive tbe sharpshooter's
cross, the designated badge of tbe grade.
The £un 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 u.otion G. P. Miller was called to tbe
chair, and Lieut. Wright elected secretary.
A committee of five was appointed to draft a
constitution and by-laws.
The desire to form a gun club, the primary
object of which will be the preservation of game,
nprovement in gun and rifle shooting, and
social 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 the highest success in
The meeting adjourned to meet at the office
of Allen & Barnes next Monday evening at 9
Among the Lumber Piles.
The young gentleman and lady who so
closely inspected the lumber piles just west of the
TBIBUNE office Wednesday evening, should 6eek
some more secluded spot for their demonstra
tions of affection and friendly feelings. The
TBIBUKE'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
Hurrah for the Fourth.
Tbe 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 tbe 4th. Music will be furnished by.
the Garfield Light Guard cornet and string
baids, as good as ever tooted a horn or drawed
a bow in the northwest. An invitation will be
extended to Mandan throngh the mayor and
city council, and to Fort Lincoln through Com
manding Officer Conrad and Captain Bockwell,
of tbe ordnance. The Light Guard appear for
the •first time in uniform on the 4th, and this
will be their first entertainment. They will
make a brilliant success of tbe undertaking.
Work on the Capitol.
C. W. Thompson has arranged for tie re
sumption of work on tbe capital today. Yes
terday afternoon he telegraphed to Simi,cilling.
•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 tbe 30th inst. when all
plans for future operations will be matured.
It is understood that the dome will be con
structed this season. This goes a hundred feet
into the ai* from tbe roof of the 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.
Tbe-score at the close of the game stood, Bis
marck 12, Mandan 9.
Come to the Front.
Tbe business men and citizens of the city will
have an opportunity to exhibit their appreci
ation of the labors of the Western Union
telegraph operators today, by "chipping in" for
tbe payment of extra work in the furnishing of
bulletins from tbe Chicago convention. Money
can be left at the TBIBUNE office and at Peterson
& Veeder's or Frisby's drug stores.
he departmjnt 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 iu the
assault, and that all expenses are included in it.
Council met Wednesday. Present, his honor
the 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 Btreets and its cross street?.
The recommendations of the committee were
The report of City Justice Hare for the
months of April and May referred to tbe
committee on claims and the city clerk, with
instructions that it be checkcd up with the re
ports of city tre isurer and jailer.
On motion, the ordinance ordering the con
struction of a sidewalk on the south Bide of
Meig's street was reconsidered and laid on tbe
table. A new ordinance for the construction of
said sidewalk was presented and ordered pub
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 the
Alderman Griffin gave notice that at the nxt
regular meeting he would introduce an ordi
nance prohibiting tbe posting of show bills on
The liquor bond of Geo. W. Elder was read
W. H. Bringbuvst was appointed city engineer
by the mayor and the appointment was unaci
The city clerk was authorized advertise for
bids for the city printing for the ensuing year.
W. B. Watson, mdse $ 5 .00
Malloy &Stoyell, 1st team at tire 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
Michael Crisman, 6 days 12 10
Cbas. 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. 8. Moorhouse, mdse 17 tiO
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:liam Willis, one days' wjric on
Streets 2 00
John P. Hoagland, lumber 54 40
John 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, nire and one-half days
labor on streets 19 00
George Morton, thrte days labor on
streets 7 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
straets 4 00
Amos Alby, three dtys 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 5 00
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
Erie Telephone company, month of
May 4 0Q
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rinuht AW Ollt f°r tllOSe WllO
yoiir neighbors who have use it or
fit a free sample bottle of Frisby, the druggist,
tegular size 50 cents and *l.oo
Buekien's Arnica Salve.
world for cuts, bruises
sores ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter,*
''h'N'lains, corns, and all skin
irauireu. ii is guaranteed to
faction, or money refunded.
box. For sale by Peterson & Veeder.