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I A 1 -X Bismarck Sribtme. A BEPTTKLTCAN NEWSPAPER. PUBLISHED TRI-WF.EKLY AND WEEKLY BY TH£ BISMABCK TBIBCKE CO., Bismarck, Dakota Territory. SUBSCRIPTION PBICB: Tri-Weekly, One Year $5 00 SSx Months 3 00 Three Months 1 75 "Weekly, One Year .. 2 00 Six Months 1 25 Three Months 75 1DVKBTIBHG IS WEEKLY OB TEI-WEEKLT: CONTRACT RATMJ—One Inch one year $15 Tiro Inches $25 4 inches 140 S inches $70 15 inches $125/ one eoinmn $150. LOCAL NOTICKS —Ten cents per line first insertion subsequent insertion five cents. One-half added for black typ« orspecial plac* notices. LKOAL AKD GOV'T. NOTICES:—Per square of ten Vacs Nonpareil, first Insertion, $1.50 each Mbae ^nent insertion 75 cents. 'TKAXNKKT ADTSBTISWO:—Ten lines nsnparell, 1st iosertioa $1X0 additional lines fiva cents addhtaul insertion 3 cents per line. Address: A* L.OBl»«l»errF, Editor and Manager, BISMARCK, D. Kates and Vows. New work by Darwin, "Tails of my An cestors." Minnesota is jubilant over her im mense wheat crop. A mosquito ought to be a good poker player, every time he draws he fills. Last Thursday the greenbackers held a state convention at Rochester, N. Y. No! better adopt Sam Eaton's Latin motto for insurance agents, "Soc it tu em." It is proposed to hold a bankers con vention in New York about tke middle of Sept. Whatever may be said of woman's right to vote and hold office her right to have arms is unquestioned. There has been a terrible hail storm at Mt. Vernon, 111.,. Hailstones as large as geese eggs and plenty of them. Mayor Maxfield of St. Paul, has de termined that the front doors of all sa loons shall be clossd on Sundays. Providence is on our side—as Suleiman Pasha remarked when the ammunition train drove up withRhode Island supplies Miss'Maud Oswald proposes to ride one hundred miles in five hours, using fifteen horses, at the St. Paul driving park. The canal around the lower rapids of the Mississippi river is completed and was formally "opened on the 22d inst with appropriate ceremonies. If you are going to educate your son for the life insurance business you must instill in his mind that modesty is not the best policy.—Tonkers Gazette. The Damascus Commanding Knight Templars, ot St. Paul, are solacing themselves with a new banner, casting §500.00. It is said to be immense. The St. Paul Dispatch says a ministc -Tftrt-nme of that city will soon display their agility in the "diamond field." Then, I suppose, we shall hear from the rostrum, what they know about base ball. A little girl, where a minister had been invited to dinner, was privately put on her good behavior. Finding a lull in the conversation at the table, she folded her hands and said "O God, please pass the butter." The Sun recently announced that the widow Van Cett" had nearly lost her voice, and erer since it is wonderful to aote how many men are trying to induce their wives to take aa active interest in the cause of emperance.—Puck, During the year just closed the United States sold 105,000,000 yards of cotton goods abroad. Nearly ten times more than the year before. W hen we can ex port more than we import then we shall «£e "the good time coming" already here. ^Doctor, my daughter seems to be go iag blind, and 6he's just getting ready for her wedding, too! O, dear me, what is to be done?"—"Let her go right oh with the wedding, madam, by all means. If anything can open her eyes, marriage Will." Pater familias: "To-morrow is the tu tor's birthday what can I get for a pres ent?" Charley (who had been watching the dogs in the sTreet): "Get him a muzzle, papa he is always biting the governess in the cheek!"—Boston Adver tiser. "The sick man of Europe" exhibits wonderful vitality. Russia will have to develope or import some man who h?s sufficient genius to command their mob alized army or he will live a long while. The fact of it is the Turks have been bet ter commanded and have had the best of it so far considering all the circumstances, ^Violet Fane, poetically exclaims: "Oh! for some new coin'd name by which to call him!" We are now very talented on coming new names, but Violet might call him, "My sweeteaL-sweetestmaplesu garoffski," and see how he liked it for a change. The Russian sound lurking in the rear end of the name might strike his fancy in a soft place.—Puck The fact that Secretary Sherman, con tinues to be successful in funding our national indebtedness at 4 and 4 1-2 per cent is a sufficient answer to the thous and communications which an exchange says they have received headed, "Whith er are we drifting? It don't leek as though we were going in continently to to the devil, as a nation, does it? It isn't from any narrow feeling ef na tional exclusiveness that we object to the Colorado beetle going abroad and getting receptions at Cologue and Dublin and elsewhere. But he is not ia all respects an agreeable member of society, and to have him coming back here with a sin gle barreled glass screwed in one eye, prefacing ail his remarks with, "When I was in Yurrup," and talking of the im mense inferiority of Cincinnati to paree, •will be more than we can stand.—Puck. ThejGerman government has seriously remonstrated against the Turkish atroci ties. From late dispatches the whole civili zed world should do the same thing. Both sides are either terrible cutthroats or the prince of liars. A quarrel between labor and capital is like a quarfel between Chang and Eng. The tie that binds them is the life of both. —Exchxnge. The soaner both interests realize this and act accordingly the sooner Will this much vexed question be at a healthy raet. H. C. Waite, Esq., of this city, has gone to Chicago to purchase a quarta crushing machine, which be will take to the Black Hills.—St. Cloud Journal. Threa men gone for (rushers tritfria a week. People Will bel iera aft* a wfeile what wa fcare fceea telling them about the Black Hills. Elections in twenty-one States Will be held the coding fall. Elections frill be held in California and Vermont 5th 09 following named states on the tha of September in Maine aa the 10th of September in Colorado, IoWa and Ohio on the 9th of October and in the 6th of No vember: Lousiana, Massachusetts, Min nesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Caro lina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Full tickets are to b: elect ed in Vermont, Maine, Iowa, Ohio, Mas sachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Tennes see, Texas, VirginiaJJand Wisconsin. The other states named elect legislative tick ets. Boynton and Babcocli. The New York Nation, commenting upon thef statement of Gen. Boynton that Gen. Babcock was one of the movers in the kidrr.pping affair in which ex-Spec ial Agent Moore was the active instru ment, suggests that "it is of some impor tance to tha morals of the army and to the character of future graduates at West Point that the staadard of fitness for a military commission should be something higher than ability to steer clear of the penitentiary. Gen. Babcock should be either vendicated or cashiered and if the superior officers of the army cannot find z.n cuse for beginning the task, it will be incumbent upon congress to take the initiative," This is the proper view to take. If Babcackis guilty canvict and cashier him, if not stop slinging mud at him in this indiscreet manner. Paying Enterprises. We are credibly informed that there has been thirty-six steamboats running between Bismarck and the points above on the Missouri and Yellowstone this season, and this number will naturally increase as the establishing of the posts on the Big Horn will so far protect that country that settlements will spring up rapidly. Furthermore we were recent ly informed by Gen. Rosser that it was quite probable that the Northern Pacific Company would next year build a sec. tioa of their road from Bismarck to the ftiouth of the Big Horn and connect that point with Bismarck by line of steamers. In view cf this we would call the atten tion of machinists and boat builders to two enterprises necessited by this in crease of business. In the first place in the ereclion of steamboat ways cf suffi cient capacity that no boats need be compelled to go below for repairs. We believe this to be one of the best paying enterprises in the country. We also need a fu .inding and machine shop. With the steamboats and the building of this upper section of road it would give a moderate sized shop all they could do and at good prices. Here is a chance to make bi~ money frees a moderate invest ment. The delegation of Sioux Indians to vis it Washington cannot be got together be fore the 15th of September. Washington telegrams state that Secretary Shurz is very much opposed to receiving these periodL-il visits from the Indians of the west. This is where his judgment is sound. The government pays the expen ses of a lot of barbarians who visit the east for no other purpose than to gratify their vanity and make a useless display of themselves. The coming visit will ac complish no purpose, and President Hay es will do the country a service by giv ing these painted murderers the cold shoulder.—Press aud Dakotaian. The above is sound sense. The idea of treating with every old breechclout who wants to go to Washington as the representation of a distinct nation is worse than a farce. The people's money can be better spent than in carting a lot of the vain old lords of the[soil about the country to gratify their vanity. Secre tary Schurz is right. They must be sub jects not rulers, and accept of civilization or go where the woodbine twineth. :«n VOL. 5. BISMARCK, D. T., MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1877. NO 36. Secretary SherEidn's Speech. Secretary Sherman's speech at Mane field, Ohio, recently, is the first public explanation of the administrative policy of President Hays which seems to come with authority although the Secretary was careful to impress upon his judience that he simply Spoke as one man, yet it requires no1 prescience to become cogni zant of the fact, that in the essential points elaborated in the Secretary's very able speech-, the President aad entire cabinet are a unity consequently we may really look upon the conclusion ar rived at by the Secretary, as the results ef careful cabinet deliberations. Eaough has already freen eeaa of the results in tha-States of the South to coinmead the Wisdaan of the Presideat in remering tha traope frees Sotitfc Car jKna end Louisi k. While all Wrongs cantot baat ance rigfrtad by a simpla "presto, change," yet tke broad grouad af allowing- States the axerciee of tfceif constitutional right to regulate their own affairs, appeals'at once to the comma* sensa and justice of every citizen a»d mhila- wrongs Will continue to be dona,and time and forbearance alone can heal the bitter personal animosities engendered by party strife, yet in the main great goad has been accomplished, and the founda laid for a complete and peaceable solution of the southern problem. The best elements of the South are convinced of the gcod faith of the government tc ward them, and appear to be laboring successfully in harmonizing antagonistic interests, and in assuring the colored race of fair and just treatment of equal rights before the law. These pledges were exacted by the President, and are being carried out in good faith* The result is the attention of ..I10 peo ple will be directed to developing their material interests, and educating their ignorant masses into indus! ious and peaceable citizens, instead of cultivatiag through their ignorance their desire for political notoriety to the neglect of every other consideration, which has undoubt edly been done by designing men really for their awn personal aggrandisement. Although under the plea of friendship for the colored race, placing ignorant and inexperienced men in positions they are not competent to fill, will always preve disastrous^ all concerned whether white or black and those men who incited the ambitioa and cupidity of the negroes by appeals to their prejudices against their former masters were their worst enemies, and the more intelligent negroes found it out long ago. The South is certainly enjoying a far greater degree of peace and prosperity, under the new regime, than she has for many years. This fact alone covers the whole ground, and is better than all the fine spun theories of party ethics and political claims. However much we may have sympa thized with the Republicans in those States, yet we look upon the action of the President as in no way abandoning them and their constitutional rights, but rather as a better means for the practical en forcement of those rights than the em ployment of our entire army, and inspired by the purest personal patriotism and desire to perform his entire constitutional duty. The sincerity of the President in his efforts at civil service reform, is abund antly established by the results: In the Treasury Department alone seven hund red and twenty-one thousand three hund red and fifty-fix dollars saved annually,by dispensing with superfluous help. In the contracts for public buildings such chan ges have been made as will reduce the expenses several million dollars. And this curtailing of expenses, the Secretary informs us, is to extend to every minute detail of governmental affairs. The Secretary is thoroughly committed to the resumption of specie payments, and unless interfered with by Congress, is confident it can be accomplished with out disaster under the existing law. In regard to the recent and still exist ing conflict between capital and labor, the Secretary believes in the power of Congress to arbitrate between these inter ests by generrl laws controlling inter State railways, and all other enterprises in which labor and capital have combined interests which affect the commerce of the country, as this tis clearly a right guaranteed to Congress by the constitu tion. The entire speech is full of interest. It is a plain, logical, practical expose of the situation at the present time, and we are glad to learn that it has met with kind words from the press generally, and from our purest public men. It is rumored that Judge Phillips, of North Carolina,|will be invited to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Bench. Judge Phillips isfnow solicitor general of the United States. BY TELEGRAPH. Special to tke HUmarck Tribune. 0N*T WANT IT, ST. PAUL, Aug. 25.—Gen.McNeal hav ing declined serving on the Sitting Bull commission the position was offered to Gen. Francis A. Walker, of Yale College, and by him also declined. DEATH OF LT. ENGLISH. A private telegram has been received at Jacksonville, IU., announcing the death of Lt. William M- English, on the 20th inst.. of wounds received in Gen. Gib boa's. recent fight with the Nez Perces. HOMB AGAIN. The President and party reached Washington last evening on the return from New England. OUT OF HARMS WAT. Gen, Howard reached Virginia City, Moatana, yesterday forenoon, leaving his command at Harney's Lake awaiting sup plies. Some of Gen. Miles' command are moving toward the Yellowstoae ia front of the Indians. Howard is report ed one day behiri the Indiana. EASTERN UNPLEASANTNESS. Further reports shew that the fighting at Selipka Pass to have been most des perate. Suliman Pasha telegraphs that he holds all the ground he conquered, and that he will bring up his siege guns and endeavor to dislodge the Russians. OMAHA BRIDGE WRECKED. ST. PAUL, Aug. 27.—About half past o'clock oa the morning of August 3 25th, during the prevalence of a terrific rain and wind storm, two spans of the eastern end of the Union Pacific railroad bridge at Council Bluffs, five hundred feet in length, was precipitated into the river. The piers were left standing, apparently uninjured, but the rest of that part of the bridge is a total wrcck. The remainder of the bridge—nine spans—is untouched Various surmises are current as to the cause of the disaster, but the cyclone struck it. To rebuild the structure will probably require from two to three months. INDIAN DEPREDATIONS. Advices from Deadwood state that a party of twenty miners earoute to the Little Missouri were attacked on the 21st by five hundred Indians and that Thos. H. Carr, quartz recorder of that district, was killed. The party lost twenty-seven horses, and were forced to return one hundred and fifty miles oa fot A CHANCE FOR HOWARD YET. Capt. Bainbridge, commanding at Ft. Hall, reports that the hostiles under Jo seph number not over two hundred fight ing men, and ?xe badly demoralized. ROAD AGENTS. The Sidney coach from Deadwood was stopped on the night of the 23d, above Buffalo Gap, by five road agents, who se cured only five dollars out of about one thousand dollars in the possession of the passengers. EdCeok, Siipt. ofthe6tage line, was shot through the ear. FOREIGN WAR. 1 Reports of four days severe fighting, near Sehipka Pass are confirmed. Suli man Pasha telegraphs he will make a de cisive assault on the 26th 25th FORT BUFORD NOTES. Steamboating on the ~Yellowstone— Affairs at the Tongue River Posts Haying, &c. FOBT BITFOBO, D. T., Aug 19:h, '77-— On the steamer Silver City, bound for the Cantonment on Tongue river. We got along splendidly'until we reached Peninah Shute, and after some trouble at this point passed on up river to Coulson's Island. Here we "pulled and hauled" nearly all day without making anj Drogress, and towards evening, greatly to our disappointment, the prow was turned Bufordward and the' •oyage abandoned. We had on board, as escort, the regimental band of the 6th infantry, armed and provided with a foil supply of ammunition for tbe trip, and as the plated a The boys had long contem trip up tbe Yellowstone, this torniag round ^hea we were so far up the river froze the mercury in their thermometer, and fcrodueed some woe fol looking conntMances as well as "hard Shell" expletives. Going ap river the band played as we passed tbe wreck of the Osceola, and some individual among her crew, probably filled with thoughts of "the old garden gate," asked for "Home, sweet home." Keturning down river tba band, as if by ane impulse, seized their iaetrudents and gave the exiles the well known refrain, the music swslling out on the evening air with grave effect, and no doubt causing them to sigh for the comforts and pleasures of home long after we were lost to view. We arrived at Fort Buford Aug. 7tb, on our return, and once more set tled down to "regular biz," almost per suaded that our eyes would not behold the Cantonment this season, but on Augus.t 9th the gallant little ateamer Big Horn, Cap. Jo Todd, arrive 1 from the Bij' Horn post and immediately commenced taking on board the cargo of the Silver City. This gave us anoth er chance and at 4 p. m., Aug. 9th, we were once more entering the mouth of the Yellowstone. We were pretty much the same body of crusaders as be fore. The escort consisted of the band of the 6th infantry, commanded by Ad jutant tfroesbeck. The elegant little cabin was filled to its utmost capacity, some of the sterner sex among the passengers being impelled to sleep in cots put up ia the cabin but everybody felt sura that "this boat was going through." Among the passengers were Lieut. Reed and family, Mrs. Capt. Gilbraith and Mrs. Lieut. Macklin, oi the 11th infantry, also Mr. and Mr?. Ryan, of Bismarck. The Far West had several hours the start of us hut on the morning of the 10th we were "wooding up" at the same yard with her left her behind tbe same day at Peninah Shute, and then started for ward for other game. The Western was more than a day ahead of us in starting, but we found her, and after a fraternal hug the Big Horn took the lead. We arrived at Cantonment Tongue river, Monday evening, Aug. 18th, having been about four days and five hours in making the trip, including all stoppages, which at this season of the year and the present stage of ?ater was doing remarkably welL Wo left tbe steamer Big Horn with the convic tion that with Captain Joe to "guide her destinies" and teach her which way to "shute," she would never see the little, but always come^out at the "Big end of the Horn." new and that the Russians are completely surrounded, and that their line of retreat is cut off. KNIGHT TEMPLARS. About fifty knights of Damascus Com mand ery left this city on the morning of the for Cleveland, and stopped off at Devil's Lake, Wisconsin, gave an ex hibitory drill, and after a handsome ban quet at the Cliff House, proceeded an their journey. Silver in the Black Hills. A well known gentleman and^ valued correspondent writing from the Black Hills in speaking of the silver ore from tho Yellow Jacket Lead, says: This lead was discovered by Amos Senieur, Feb. x6th, 1877. Immediately Mr. E. R. Col lins, who is a half owner, Hon George Bosworth, Doc Pennell and Mr. Senieur, erected the necessary buildings and com menced taking out ore and have been steadily engaged in that line ever since. A large amount, of course, has been ta ken out, and since June 1st two heavy shipments of ore to St. Louis have been mad Our correspondent says that it seems impossible for the# newspapers to publish correct statements ®f assays, and claims (and offers to back his state ments with money) that a picked piece of ore from the Yollow Jacket assayed elev en thousand five hundred and fiitv dol lars coin value to the ton. A Mr. Wood, an experienced assayer. from the east as sayed specimens from the different silver leads at Galena for his own satisfaction, selecting hi? own specimens, and report ed the Yellow Jacket ore as yielding $ post at Tongue 10,- oco to the ton. Mr. Davis, an assayer, at Deadwcod, also has specimens from this lead that will assay over ten thous and dollars. Our correspondent has great faith in Galena and believes it will be the hub of the Hills two years hence, and that Crook City will be the metropolis. river ia fine ly located. The buildings are bsing pushed forward to completion in a rip id manner, and in due course of time the garrison at the Cantonment will leave their log cabins for more commo dious and spacious quarters. The captive Cheyennes gave twe war dances while we were at the Canton ment, one at their camp and one in the garrison on the parade ground, but they don't compare well with car own Indians at Buford. One of our scouts, Strong Wind, who was present at the dance, manifested the greatest contempt for their feeble efforts, and we thought with good reason. They didn't even give us a good fort yell. An interesting feature of our visit to the Cantonment was the grand seren ades given by the united bands ef the 5th and 6th regiments, conducted alter nately by Prof. Marshall and Prof. Stogter. The amalgamation was a per fect success, and all present were fur nished a rich treat in the musical line. Miles City now containes some twen ty odd houses and buildings of differ* ent descriptions, and residents of this little "burg" seem full of enthusiasm, both as to its present and future, their pride being unmistakeable upon one point, i. e., its quietness and freedom from rowdyism. Many Bismarckers are busy putting in hay at the Cantonment, there being BO regular contract—the quartermaster purchasing in open market. McGarry and Roberts teams, also Gutgeseli and Charley Brown are engaged in cutting and hauling hay. We enjoyed a short but exceedingly pleasant stay at the Cantonment, and with hearts filled with loving remem brances, and stomachs filled with some thing else, but full as heavy, we em barked on board tbe good steamer Jo sephine, Aug. 17th, for home, Capt John Todd, of the Josephine, is the father of our Captain Joe, of the Big Horn, and with either, one always feels that he is in safe hands ar.d sure of reaching his destination "this side up with care Arriving at Buford Aug. ISth we noticed the band boys carefully collecting ribbons, locks of golden hair, and sundry other souvenirs of Canton ment balls, and often moonlight strolls, into small parcels, and tenderly tucking tbem away in that inner "sanctum de pesitute," with a sigh long drawn out for the joys of those departed days. We made no new discoveries, located no claims, but we brought back a huge supply of agate. BKX. RIVER NEWS. The steamer Far West, Capt. Earl, arrived Saturday from the Little Big Horn, where she delivered her cargo. She reports tbe Rose Bud operating from Tongue river and Buffalo Rapid*' to tbe depot of the Big Horn. Capt. Marsh has been lightening^ the Custer and other boats on tbe Rapids. The Big Horn is carrying the freight from Buffalo Rapids to Tongue river. The Western arrived yesterday from Gleadive, where she transferred her Tongue river trip to the Big Horn. She will leave on arrival of to-night's train for Yankton. The little Tiger came in from the Yellowstone yesterday. She goe3 be low to hunt work. The Josephine pot off Saturday with a goo.d load for Poplar Creek. She carries tbe lumber and building mate rial for the new Indian agencies. The Silver City left last night with military supplies for Cow Island. The following steamers are now at the landing: R. W. Dagan, Far West, Benton, Western, Fontanelle and B. F, Weaver. Yellowstone News. Col. P. W. Norris, Supt. of the Yel lowstone Park, now in the city, visited the Custer battle field on the occasion of the disinterment of the unfortunata officers of Custer's command and se cured all that remained of the famous scout, Charley Reynolds, and is taking the bones home for burial. The Col. visited Bozeman and most of the National Park, and explored a new pass from the east fork of the Yel lowstone through tbe Clark's Fork mines, through the Big Horn moun tains to tbe Crow agency, shortening the route to the wonderland fully 100 miles. The Col. says the Yellowstone is quite as large and mere durable than the Upper Missouri, to the mouth of the Big Horn at least, and says that boats like the Rosebud, commanded by energetic men like Grant Marsh can run io -he mouth of Clark's Fork,, and with moderate improvements in the way of removing rocks and confining the channel, in places, to the mouth of tha Stillwater, if not, inded, to Benson's Landing, at the gate of the mountains, within twenty-five miles of Bozeman. The Col. accompanied Gen. Sherman's party for a time but bsing thrown from his horse and seriously injured he was forced to leave him at Lower Falls. Gea. Sbermaa proceeded to Helena en route far the new post3 at Missoula and Columbia, and Col. Norris returned. He says the Nez Perces are brave and intelligent and having much cause for complaint will fight desperately, but they will be cornered and caught on the upper Snake river by the move ment of Gen. Howard and other west ern troops, without the aid of the 7th Cavalry which is with the Crow nation on the upper Musselshell to bold Sil ting Bull in check should he contem plate joining them. The Col. has written mush in favor of the Big Horn as a gold region but is forced to the conclusion that the gold placer prospects in that region are not satisfactory, bat the silver, copper and iron prospects are good. He speaks of the rapid progress made by those engaged in tbe work of con structing the new posts and commends heartily the Geaeral's management of the Indian question. The Col. spends to-day (Monday) with Judge Cocnraa, of the j,Superio» Ceurt, Detroit, Mich., visiting Ft. Lin coln, tbe ruins of the old Mandon villa ges in that vicinity, prairie dog towns and otber points of interest, and will leave to-morrow for Mich., hoping for liberal appropriations to assist in nav igating the Yellowstone and opening a better •oute to the Park. It was a very pleasant spectacle in Louisville the other day, when a thous and of the prominent men of that place enrolled themselves for the protection of the city against rioters, ali the more 50 from the fact that side by side stood ex-federal and ex-confederate soldiers. Ex-Secretarv Bristow, colonel of one of the^feder&l regiments raised in Ken tucky, stood euard with General Basil Duke, one of the most Maring oj the confederate commanders. Ex. U. S. Marshal Eli H. Murray, the youngest brigadier in the Union army, command ed one of the companies, while Major Major* E A. Richards, who served under General Lee, was one of his fellow offi cers. Hundreds who had worn the blue and gray, stood shoulder to shoul der in the ranks.—Ex.