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Bismarck, D. T., Sept. 26,1877.
The City Schools.
A gentleman who owns large tracts of
land near Bismarck writes Col. Sweet
that he can and
take the Bismarck
school bonds if they are issued in accor
dance witli law.
Now since the bonds can be negotia
ted there ought to be nothing in the way
of the construction of a scho»l house
Let no one for a moment think of aban
doning the enterprise or of deferring con
struction until next spring.
Thirty-six hunured dollars cash for the
work is assured provided the citizens
vote the bonds at the meeting on the 4th
A brick school house will speak vol
umes for the city and will be of untold
advantage to it.
The schools of Minneapolis have con
tributed almost as much to its prosperity
as it water power. Faribault was built
up very largely by its school interest, and
no town can long thrive without suitable
provision for the instruction of the young.
The school interests of Bismarck have
been long enough neglected, and now
that we can do it we ought by all means
to secui the school building.
But after the school house what?
Without finding fi It with former tea
chers we do hope that the school board
will hereafter emply professional teach
ers. Engage those who propose to make
teaching their life work and who are in
a situation to remain term after term
should their services be desired.
Don't employ any one as a matter of
charity or as a favor to anybody. Con
sider instead their qualifications as teach
ers, and whether they are adapted to the
work we have for them to do.
Build the house as urged and employ
the teachers as suggested, and the city
schools will soon become a credit instead
of a reproach to tfie citv.
Donuuid for Government Iand.
The demand for government l.ancl in
the vicinity of Bismarck is rapidly in
creasing though choice tracts may yet be
had within four mile* of the city.
Evidently the grasshopper trouble is
over, though as a matter of fact.they nev
er did do much damage in this vicinity,
and now no doubts exist as to the worth
In looking over the farms near Bis
marck the writer does not find a single
failure to report but crops of every na
ture have yielded better than the most
sanguine hoped for and that, too, not
withstanding the very dry season, for
much of the planting was done after the
early rains were over.
From this time forward there will'be
no room to doubt the worth of this coun
try for agricultural purposes. Hazen may
sneer, Powell may write, but the indus
trious farmer will plant and sow and con
fidently rely on the promised increase.
It is now established that the country
in and about Bismarck is as well adapted
to the growth of vegetables of every na
ture as any country on the face of the
earth, and all who have tilled the soil
here confidently believe that it will pro
duce better wheat and more to the acre
than the famous Red River valley.
It is because of these facts that we find*
the government lands in this section in
demand, and we now urge those seeking
homesteads in the West to come to the
Missouri valley and to come without de
lay while choice locations may be had.
In a late.issue of, the TRIBUNE we urg
ed those contemplating the purchase of
North Pacific lands to move at once as
the lands or stock with which these lands
are purchased were certain to rapidly ap
preciate in value and might advance frcm
42 1-2 to 75 cents within the next twelve
months. Already these bonds are held
at sixteen and the inquiry for them be
comes greater from day to day.
Again we urge these contemplating
to purchase of North Pacific lands
to buy their bonds without delay and ex
amine the land afterward, remembering
the fact that lands in the Red River val
ley bought at one dollar per acre a year
ago are to-day worth from ten to fifteen
dollars per acre, because the wheat farms
adjoining are yielding from twenty to
thirty-five bushels per acre.
Thousands of acres as good as the best
now under cultivation, and nearly as han
dy to market, maj yet be had at 80 cts.
As an evidence of the increased busi
ness of the North Pacific it is stated that
over two hundred more transportation
bonds have been filed in the custom houss
At Duluth this season than for any pre
mous year. This relates to the Canadian
trade alone, while the net profit tp the
North Pacific from moving the wheat
crop, will exceed one hundred thousand
dollars. Indeed, it Is estimated tNatthe
net earnings of the road this year will
An exchange says: "The Northern
Pacific railroad company Is doing an im
mense land office business. The land
sales by this company for the month of
August last were 76,678 acres for which
was received $339.7* 7- Th* total tales
of this company iw Minnesota and Dako
ta amount to 1,025,460 acres, for $4,754.-
T2EE UPPER COUNTRY.
Nates and News of interest—Si ttixig
Hull acd tho Nez Ferces—Move
ment of trocps~A Correspondent
irffii a Conscience—A Brave Trout-.
Correspondauce I5 i.xaicic frifcuufi.
FORT BCFORD, September 19, 18/7.—
The steamer Benton arrived this evening
and after discharging Buford freight pro
ceeded up river.
Capt. J. W. Smith anived last evening
from Tongue River hale and hearty as of
yore. We learn that Capt. Smith in
tends going East soon, and will probably
spend a part of the winter in Bismarck.
Maj. Mitchell* late Indian Agent at
Fort Peck, arrived last evening from that
place, en route East Maj. Mitchell
leaves hosts of friends behind him, and it
may with certainty be said that during
his administration at the Agency every
thing was Utterly "done on the square."
Wherever he goes may success attend
People are Weaving too much romance
about Sitting Bull's career. That's a
very good story about his being a gradu
ate of St. John's college of Manitoba, but
then there are many that know his alma
mater was the university of Unkpapa.
He has been at Fort Garry but once as a
visitor, and never has been anywhere
else, we except the few places on the
Missouri that have sometimes known him
for a brief season, his home being the
prairie and the wilderness.
All this time that Sitting Bull has been
marching towards the Nez Perces, and
crossing that line—on paper—hr has
reality been lying quietly in the Brittish
Posessions, and entertaing visitors. Peo
ple from the upper country tell me that
very few of the scouts in Government
employ ever venture into Sitting Bull's
camp, that in most cases "distance lends
enchantment to the view." Howard was
undoubtedly there with Father Martin,
but that was a special occasion. Indeed
it is a well known fact that the old fellow
is not partial to scouts, who are em
ployed to watch him. I am also told
that it is especially aoticeable at present
that all the Indians between here and
the boundary have very little ammuni
tion—that the Yanktonnais and Assini
boines are "nmning" buffalo with bows
ar.d arrows on this account, and it is the
prevailing opinion that, with them all,
ammunition is a scarce commodity. It
is said that the Indians were somewhat
"mixed" upon first hearing of the "Sit
ting Bull commissioa.'' Some ono told of
it in the Yanktonnais' camp, and from
the manner in which it was communi
cated, they understood that the commis
sion would be accompanied by a large
force from this side ot the line, that the
British troopsfwould close in on the other,
and whether they would or no, the noble
red man would have to succumb. Of
course the news was carried to Sarah, I
beg your pardon, I mean Sitting Bull,
and they do say that there was some hard
talk on his part, the British Command
ant guaranteeing a winter's board to the
original story teller should he be found
within their lines. I could fill columns
of the Tribune with very interesting re
ports of interviews, narrow escapes, &c.,
but then, there is a hereafter you know.
Sometimes in my rambles "about
town" I meet with men "who have been
there" in the fullest sense of the western
vernacular, I am thinking of one now—
saw him to-day—he is a quiet unassum
ing, gentlemanly fellow, who will throw
his rifle ever his shoulder, walk out a little
way into the suburbs, bring down a deer
nonchantly—he has been known to do
the same thing for an Indian—to make
him good—and play you a good game of
billiards afterward in a sociable wav,
nd not 6poil your "shot" by any recitals
of personal prowess. He wears his hair
and the rest of his clothes like vou and,
is as brave as a lion, a good shot, a good
scout and a thorough good fellow.
When he sees this he will l'eel inclined
to "draw a bead" on rne—the boy* call
him "Vic," his initials are Victor bmith
FORT •BUFORD, Siept
Joseph with his band of Nez Perces has
again sucdeeaed in eluding the troops,
and is now on his way to the Musselshell
country. The Nez Peeces passed Stur
gis' command while he was scouting to
ward Stinking-water, the Indians and
Gen. Howard in pursuit, both passing on
It is supposed they will cross the Yel
lowstone near the mouth of Clark's Fork,
and they are evidently making for the
Musselshell country, hoping to make a
junction with some band or bands of
hostile Sioux. It has once more become
a stera chase aad a very hard one at
that. Howard and| Sturgis are in full
pursuit, but their animals are well near
worn out, and the Indians are said to
make excessively long marches. Gen.
Howard has called on Gen. Miles to as
sist in checking these Indians, and the
latter with what force he can spare from
the Yellowstone country, is pushing
across country to the Musselshell with a
view to intercept the hostile Noz Perces
As Gens. Howard and Sturgis will
doubtless follow Joseph to the Missouri,
this will throw a large body of troops in
to the upper country, and rations and
supplies will have to be forwarded from
The steamer Gen. Meade, which ar
rived yesterday with supplies for this
point and the Yellowstone posts, is now
being loaded at the landing with supplies
for these troops on the upper Missouri.
There are more supplies at Peck and
Carroll, sent up during the summer, in
anticipation of a movement north by the
Gen. Sturgis is pushing his troops in
pursuit making 50 fifty miles a day with
his horses in a jaded condition from the
long marches they are obliged to make
ia order to gain at all on the main body
of the Indians who succeed in making
marches pf great length with those ponies
that "last so long living on nothing.**
Gen. Miles will do all in his power to
get ahead cf them, but it is somewhat
doubtful if he succeed itr doing so, as they
have got a ood start of him, and know
how to improve it
The latest information here is that the
Nez Perces have crossed the Yellowstone
somewhere near Clark's Fork and are
perhaps about forty hours in advance of
The Meade will get away this evening
or early to-morrow morning will take on
supplies at Peck in addition to those
loaded at this point, and will leave a
company. of the 6th infantry from Fort
Peck as guard to the supplies.
A. B. IP1LLEY, manager.
The largest and beet Hotel in Dakota Territory.
COR. MAIN AND FIFTH STREETS,
48 Bl&fltARCK, J). T.
Cor. 5th & Meigs Sts.,
General Repair Shop!
and ail kinds of Wood-work
promptly attended to And
HEHLI & VonBESTENBOSTEL
(Successors to Chris Hehli,)
KING- OF BARBER,
Next door to Peoples Supply Store, Bismarck, D. T,
A first class shaving hall where none but the most
competent workmen are employed.
HOT AND COLD BAT
Ladi«S Hair Dressing, Ac.
DEADWOOD, D. T.
First-class in every particular. New and elegantly
Certainly the Best Hotel in the City.
Headquarters for Wisconson, Minnesota and Dako
E. WELCH &CO-, Propr's.
3»tf H. PEASE, Manager.
By authority from the Commissioner of Indian
Affairs, I will offer at pnblic sale at Fort Feck,
Montana, the Agency Buildings at Foit Peck, on
Saturday the} 20th day of October next, and at
Fort Belknap on Friday the 36th day of October,
the Agencv Buildings at Fort Beiknap, This tale
win Include all the stockade, 536 feet, at Belknap
and all thestockades and bastions at Peck. The
sale at each place will be between the hours of
10 a. m. and 2 o'clock p. m., [and the property will
be sold t« the highest bidder for cash in hand.
Fort Peck Indian Agency, September 11th, 1S77.
47-3w W. BIRD, U. 8. Indian Aet.
PROPOSALS FOB WAGON TBANS
Office af the Chief Quartermaster Dep't)
'J: of Dakota.
'. &aint Paul, Minn., September 19th, 1317.
Sealed proposals in triplicate, subject to the usual
conditions and requirements, ifill be received at
this office until 12 o'clock at noon, oa the 10th day
°of October, 1677, at which time and place they will
be opened in the presence of bidders, for the
transportation of military supplies for the lemain
der of the year ending December 31, 1877, on the
Betweet Fort Buford, D. T., and posts aad de
pots on the Yellowstone Ri7er, M. T.
•Proposals must be accompanied by a bond guar
anteeing that in case the contract is awarded to the
bidder he will duly execate the same.
The Government reserves the right to reject any
and all bids that may be offered.
Blank forms of proposals, guarantee, bond re
quirements, etc., can be had on application .to this
Payment for the service in th? case will depend
upon a future apbropriation for the purpose.
Envelopes containing proposals should b6 marked
•'Proposals for Wagon .Transportation, between
Fort Buford, D. and posts on the Tell owstone
Biver, M. T., and addressed to the undersigned.
BENJ. C, CAAD,
47-tC Chief Quartermaster,
And in daily operation over 37 years.
$ 1 5 0 0 0 $
TUES. OCT. 16th A 271b, 1877.
$67&2S in prizes!
1 prise of $15,000
1 prise of. 8,000
1 prise, of 8,000
1 wlie of 9,660
1 prise of 3,560
1889 other prises amounting to 44,925
Whole Ticket*, «i.OO: 50 Whole
Tickets for 945 100 Tickets »90.
Chartered |for Educational Institutions. Under
Charter no postponement can ever ocenr. All
prises paid In full. Official list of drawn numbers
pablishsd In N. Y. Herald, R: T. Sun, and Louis
Circulars containing full particulars free
Manager's Office, 72 8d St,, Louisville, Ky.
yigimilar Allotments on the 15th and last days
of every month during the year. 43-w4
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Also the Celebrated Dakota Bitters, and Buttermilk
on ice. Old and new friends are invited to call.
15tf DYES BYRNE.
DION & CO.,
Carpenters and Builders,
BISMABCK1 D. T.
Put through. Promptly
at the Lowest Hates
Office at the Shop on fifth
PARKIN & WHAIs'EN-,
GRAIN, PROVISIONS, PRODUCE,
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
Silverware, Spectacles, Etc.
Gents' & Ladies' Furnishing
GOODS, NOTIONS, Ace.
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
READY-BIADE CLOTHING, Ac.,
Tribune Block. Bismarck.
Soldiers' Final Statements
O -A. S IE ID
J. W. WATSON & BRO
BISMARCK, I». T.
Aug. 10th, 1877. 29tf
O N I O
BISMARCK, 1. T.
O "W V7" O Tl IK S
Manufactures the Celebrated Monitor Plows, Breakers, Cultivators, Road and
Railroad Plows, Scrapers, Sulky Hay Rakes, Hand Corn Planters, etc., etc.
AH Goodi Warranted Fiist-Olaas. Prices Reasonable. Send for Cataloage.
Geo. W. SWEET,
Real Estate Agent
Office on M&iQj bet* 2d & Sd Sts*
Win Attend to tbe Purchase, Sale
and Renting of Town Lota
Farms, Honse3 and
Complete Abstract of Title
To all Heal Property in
TAxe* *-tl Xon-Heridents.
THE ©1.D RTXTABT/E
CITY MEAT MARKET
ON itli STREET,
fa always snppHed with everything in the way of
Fresh & Salt Meats,
BUTTER A.VD E«SG8.
Poultry & Game
hi their seasons.
Superior Facilities for FuaiaUaf-
SteamboaH witk Freth Septa.
COLVERT & MASON,
Contractors and Builders.
All kicdi of
BBICK AND STONE WOBK
done wilt neatness can iliqnteh.
We will also pat ia Cisterns. buill Chimneys, ke.
Brick per Hundred $1.20.
A liberal redaction will be made for larger qaamf
titiea. Parties wishing to bailrf will find it to their
interest to get oar figures on brick tmildir-cr.. thee
compare with wooden stractsres. Ton can save
tbe difference in cost in two years inn ran
Oar motto is, "Live and let lire.' 2?m3
JOHN YEGIN. M. LANG.
John Yegin & GoM
BISMARCK, D. T.
Bread, Pies, Cikcs, Greea Fruits,
Goods Choice and Fresh and
Delivered Free to any point' in
lira. p. Kelly.
8econd door back of Pioneer Hardware Store. BIS*
MABCK, D. T.
1HT«AT.S AT ATX HOURS
Boarding by the Say or Week and
W. H. STIMPSOX^
General News Agent
AND DEALER IX
CONFECTIONER V. #c.
I S A
Strangers and othors will find an the izteat new*,
a fall stock of goohs.
If. n. STIMPSON.
Blow to get Choice Land.
Genuine Sioax Scrip can be located ithoat resi
dence, on any of the Public Lands of he United
States ia any State or Territory, whether surveyed or
nnsarreyed. No other scrip ever ifaed win do
this. Enquire of
GEO. B. WRIGHT,
CO Minneapolis, Mioo.