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NOW IH BUSINESS. NO MORE FOOLISHNESS, TROOPS AND SUPPLIES ENROUTE. Volunteers Tendered and will be Authorized. Feeling Throughout the Country, Custer Monumental Association. Criticisms on Grant and Others. False Rumor of Crooks Death* field The Appropriation Bills—Hayes Acceptance—Other Interest ing Miscellaneous News. Special Dispatch to the Bismarck Tribune. ST. PAUL, July 10.—Seven companies of the Fifth Infantry from Fort Leaven worth are en route to Fort Lincoln by boat. In reply to ^representation that they could reach Lincoln several days earlier by rail, Gen. Sheridan said the North Pacific would have all it could do to transport troops, horses and supplies. A bill is before the Senate to authorize the President to muster in five thousand volunteers. Tenders of volunteers have been made from Minnesota, Dakota, Illi nois, Nebraska, Utah, Montana, etc. Five companies have been added to Crook's command, and he is again mov ing northward. The President, Secre 'L. tarjr of -w af and Gen. Stiernw***—Irnv© consulted, and resolved upon a vigorous prosecution of the war and without delay. The seven companies of the Fifth Infantry left Yankton on the Western Sunday morning. ST. PAUL, July 11.—Washington was terribly excited yesterday over an un founded rumor that Crooks was again defeated, himself killed and several companies annihilated. Six companies of the 22nd infautry to BEINFOBCE TEEBY will leave St. Paul by rail for Bis marck Wednesday evening. A car load of twenty thousand pounds of ammu nition for rifles,carbines and pistols left last evening. OUSTER'S FORMER COMRADES .in Washington last night organised a Ouster Monumental Association. The FEELING OF SADNESS throughout the country over the oc casion of Custer's death wears away slowly. Some BITTER DISCUSSION has ooourred in the newspapers regard ing the responsibility for the disaster, in which criticisms opon Custer have been relieved by condemnation of Ter ry, princioally founded upon his letter of 'explanation to Sheridan which reached the public in advance of official reports of the battle. THE PRESIDENT is bitterly denounced for his treatment of Custer and the The New York Herald declares Grants hands are red with the BLOOD -OP CUSTER' and his comrades. Many other, .anti administration papers are critically se vere. CBOOES, since his 3rd Tepulae is in camp at old Fort Phil Kearney on Goose creek, a tributary of Tongue River, waiting for reinforcements which should have reached him by this time. His force will be further increased to about two thousand men. There is a general demand through out the be country that the troops in the largely reinforced and every available soldier sent to the front. THB APPROPRIATION BILLS. Tfce Government expenses in *11 de partments have been provided for until July 20thi by the extension of last years approp, *ti«w$. "e^meantime con feranc Lv Jaffttces are making encour aging progress in reconciling the differ ances between the two houses on the pending appropriation bills. GEN. HATES ACCEPTANCE declares for general and thorough civil service reform for speedy resumption of specie payments for pacification of the south on the basis of equal rights for unsectarian schools and for but one Presidential term. STEAUEB BUFVED. The Propeller St. Clair, of Wards Lake Superior Line, burned near On tonagon, Sunday morning. Twenty seven lives were lost among them D. Collins of Duluth. The weather has been EXCEEDINGLY HOT during the past few days and many sun strokes are reported from eastern cities. Politics and Politicians. While strolling around town the other day the writer dropped into the rehersal rooms of the Bismarck troupe of KIDDER MINSTELS, and found them busily preparing their parts for the coming season. Doorkeep er Raymond guarded the entrance, as sisted by Doc. Jennings. Postmaster Lounsberry the song and dance man was there in a corner in close confab with Land Office Brown. Williams was vainly trying to play a Democratic tune on a Republican tamborine. Delama ter and Flannery jig dancers, were bruising the floor in a series of awk ward movements. Setting apart, how ever, on a bench was to be seen the melancholly visage of the BEWILDERED STOYELL, end man of the troupe—so near the end that he has since slipped entirely off. He was making discordant sounds on a Blaine fiddle, with no bridge and half the strings broken. His eyes were list lessly resting upon a copy of a late Yankton paper containing the report of the squabble concerning who should be mourners at the Cincinnati burial bee. The "late convert" will probably be a delegate to Charles Francis Adams' Philadelphia convention. Leaving Pandemonium hall and its ill starred outfit we sauntered down the street and entered another hall where a goodly number of gentlemen were present busy discussing 'JDerritori al affairs. The good manners and true politeness of th§ gentlemen present soon enabled us to discover that we were in a convention of Democrats. In dis cussing the Delegate question it was the unanimous opinion of all present that DR. JOHN P. DUNN was the choice of the Democracy of Northern Dakota for tbeir representa tive at Washington, and the man who can poll two votes to Kidder's one throughout this section of the Terri tory. Dr. Dunn is a wholesale druggist of this city—the pioneer of his line here—and who has served the county of Burleigh for three years as its worthy comenissioner. An Indianian by birth and early training, when the war broke out he followed the fortunes of the gal lant Sixth regiment of that State throughout the war. A sterling Demo crat of the old school he believes in the success of true democratic principles. Two years ago, when, through Mr. Armstrongs' failure to come before the people for hi* third re-election in time, some parties here claiming to jbe, dem ocrats sought an excuse to sell the lay out to Judge Kidder. Dr. Dunn was one of the first to protest, and though Armstrong's, candidacy was hardly known until the morning of the? elec tion he procured tickets and. with the assistance of such democrats as Hack ett, Jimmy Emmons and others, good and true, saved nearly 200 votes for Armstrong out of the five hundred votes polled in the city. No better man or one who will be truer to the best interests of Dakota can be found than Dr. Dunn, or one more active as our representative at Washington.— Bismarck correspondence Dakota Herald. The news of the Custer 4 massacre reached the east Thursday morning via Helena and Salt Lake. On Thursday full particulars were telegraphed from Bismarck. Eighteen tfiousand words to the New York Herald alone. A full list of the dead and wounded as pub lished in the TRIBUNE extra was for warded by telegraph to the St. Paul, Chicago and New York papers. MASSACRED. GEN. CUSTERAND 261IM TJIE VICTIMS^ Full Details of the Battle. LIST OF KILLED AND WOUNDED. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE'S SPEC IAL CORRESPONDENT SLAIN. Squaws Mutilate and Rob the Dead. Victims Captured Alive Tortured in a Most Fiendish Manner. What will Congress do About it? Shall this be the Begining of the End? It will be remembered that the Bis marck TRIBUNE sent a special corres pondent with Gen. Terry, who was the only professional correspondent with the expedition. Kellogg's last words to the writer were: "We leate the Rose bud to-morrow, and by the time this reaches you we will have MET AND FOUGHT the red devils, with what result remains to be seen. I go with Custer and will be at the death." How true! On the morn ing of the 22d Gen. Custer took up the line of march for the trail of the Indians, reported by Reno on the Rosebud. Geft. Terry, apprehending danger, urged Cus ter to take additional men, but Custer having full confidence in his men and in their ability to cope with the Indians in whatever force he might meet them, declined the proffered assistance and marched with his regiment alone. He was instructed to strike the trail of the Indians, to follow it until he discovered their position, and report by courier to the Terry,who would reach thelnouth of Little Horn by the evening of the 26th, when he would act in concert with Cus ter in the final wiping out. At four o'clock, the afternoon of the 24th, Cus ter's scouts reported the location of a village recently deserted, whereupon Custer went into camp, marching again at 11 P. H., continuing the march until daylight, when he again went into camp for coffee. Custer was then fifteen miles from the village, located on the' Little Horn, one of the branches of the Big Horn, twenty miles above its mouth, which could be seen from the top of the divide, and after lunch General Custer pushed on. The Indians by this tiire had discovered his. approach, and soon were seen mounting in great haste, riding here and there, it was presumed in full retreat. This idea was strength ened by finding a freshly abandoned Indian camp with a deserted tepee, in whi'ih one of their dead had been left, about six miles from where the battle took place. Custer with his usual vigor pushed on, making seventy-eight miles without sleep, and attacked the village near its foot with companies C, E, F, I and L, of the seventh cavalry, Reno having in the mean time attacked it at its head with three companies of caValry which, being surrounded, alter a des perate hand to hand conflict, in which many were killed and wounded, cut their way to a bluff about three hundred feet BISMARCK, D. T., WEDNESDAY, JULY 12,1876, NO. 1. $ ,. No Officer or Man of Five Companies Left the Tale. 8 Days Desperate Fighting Under Maj. Reno. ening high, where they were reinforced by four companies of cavalry under Col. Benteen. In gaining this position, Col. Reno had to recross the Little Horn, and at the ford the hottest fight oc^ curred. It was here where Lieutenan ts Mcintosh,f Hodgson and Dr. DeWolf fell where Charley Reynolds fell in a hand to hand conflict with a dozen or more Siouxs, emptying several chambers of his revolver, each time bringing a redskin, before he was brought down shot through the heart. It was here Bloody Knife surrendered his spirit to the one who gave it, fighting the natural and hereditory foes of his tribe, as well as the foes of the whites. The Sioux dashed up beside the sol diers, in some instances knocking them from their horses and killing them at their pleasure. This was the case with Lt. Mcintosh, who was-unarmed except with a saber. He was pulled from his horse, tortured arid finally murdered at the pleasure of the red devils. It was here that Fred Girard was separated from the command and lay all night with the screeching fiends dealing death and destruction to his comraeds within a few feet of him, and, but time will not permit us to relate the story, through some means succeeded in saving his fine black stallion in which he took so much pride. The ford was crossed and the summit of the hills, having, Col. Smith says, the steepest sides that he ever saw ascended by a horse or mule, reached, though the as cent was made under a galling fire. The companies engaged in this affair were those of Captains Moylan, French and Mcintosh. Col. Reno had gone ahead with these companies in^ obedi ence tOlthe order of Gen. Custer, fight ing most gallantly, driving back re peatedly the Indians who charged in their front, but the fire from the bluffs being most galling,forced the movement heretofore alluded to. Signals were given and soon Benteen with the four companies in reserve came up in time to save Reno from the fate with which Custer about this time met. The Indians charged the hill time and again but were each time repulsed with heavy slaughter by its gallant defenders. Soon, however, they reached bluffs higher than those occupied by Reno and opened a destructive fire from points beyond the reach of cavalry car bines. Nothing being heard from Cus er, Col. Weir was ordered to push his tcommand along the bank of the river in the direction he was supposed to be, but he was soon driven back, retiring with difficulty. About this time the Indians received strong reinforcements, and la terally swarmed on the hill sides and on the plains, coming so near at times that stones were thrown into the ranks of Col. Reno's command by those .un armed or out of amunition. Charge after charge came in quick succession, the fight being sometimes almost hand to hand. But they drew off finally, taking to the hills and ravines. Col. Benteen charged a large party in a ra vine, driving them from it in confusion. They evidently trusted in their numbers and did not look for so bold a movement. They irere within range of the corrall and wounded several packers, J. C. Wagon er, among the number, in the head, while many horses and mules were killed. Near 10 o'clock the fight closed, and the men worked all night strength their breast works, using knives, tin cups and plates, in place of spades and picks, taking up the fight again in the morning. In the afternoon of the second day the desire for water became almost intolerable. The wounded were begging piteously for it the tongues of the men were swollen and their lips parched, and from lack of rest they were almost exhausted. So a bold attempt was made for water. Men volunteered to go with canteens and camp kettles, though to go was almost certain death. The attempt succeeded, though in mak ing it one man was killed and several wounded. The men were relieved, and that night the animals were watered. The fight closed at dark, opening again neit morning and continuing until the afternoon of the 27th. Meantime the men became more and more exhausted, and all wondered what had become of Custer. A panic all at once was created among the Indians and they stampeded, from the hills and from the valleys, and the village was soon deserted excepi by the dead, and Reno add his brave band felt that succor was nigh. Gen. Terry came in sight, and strong men wept upon each others necks, but no word was had from Custer. Hand shaking"and congratula tions were scarcely over when Lt. Brad ley reported that? he had found Custer dead, with one hundred and ninety cavalry men. Imagine the effect. Words cannot picture the feeling of these, his comrades and soldiers. Gen. Terry sought thp spot and found it to be too true. Of those brave men who followed Custer all perished no one lives to tell the story of the battle. Those deployed as skirmishers, lay as they fell, shot down from every side, having been en tirely surrounded in an open plain. The men in the companies fell in pla toons, and like those on the skirmish line, lay as thfey fell, with their officers behind them in their proper positions. General Custer, who was shot through the head and body, seemed to have been among the last to fall, and around and near him lay the bodies of Col Tom and Boston, his brothers, Col Calhoun,his brother in law, and his nephew young Reed, who insist ed on accompaning the expedition for pleasure, Col Cook and the members of the non-commissioned staff all dead— all strippedof their clothmgand many of them with bodies terribly mutilated. The squaws seem to have passed over the field and crushed the skulls of the wounded and dying with stones and clubs. The heads of some were severed from the body, the privates of'some were cut off, while others bore traces of torture, ar rows having been shot into their private parts while yet living, or other means of torture adopted. The officers who fell were as follows Gen G. A. Custer Cols Geo. Yates, Miles Keogh, James Calhoun, W. W. Cook, Capts Mcintosh A. E. Smith, Lieutenants Riley, Criten den/Sturgis, Harrington. Hodgson and Porter, Asst Surgeon De Wolf. The only citzens killed were Boston Custer, Mr. Reed, Charles Reynolds, Isiah, the the interperter from Ft. Rice and Mark Kellogg',the latter the TRIBUNE correspon dent. The body of Kellogg alone remain ed unstripped of its clothing, ard was not mutilated. Perhaps as they had learned to respect the Great Cheif, Cus ter, and for that reason did not mutilate his remains they had in like manner learned to respect this humble shover of the lead pencil and to that fact may be attributed this result. The wounded were sent to the rear some fourteen miles on horse litters striking the Far West sixty odd miles up the Big Horn which point they left en Monday at noon reaching Bismarck nine hundred miles distant at 10 P.M. The burial of the dead was sad work but they were all decently interred. Many could not be recognized among the latter class were some of the officers. This work being done the command wended its way back to the base where Gen Terry, awaits supplies and approval of his plans for the future campaign. The men are worn out with marching and fighting, and are almost wholly de stitute of clothing The Indians numbered at least eigh teen hundred lodges in their permanent camp, while those who fought Crook seems to have joined them, making their effective fighting force nearly four thou sand. These were led by chiefs carry ing flags of various colors, nine of whom were found in a burial tent on the field of battle. Many other dead were found on the field, and near it ten squaws at one point in a ravine—evidently the work of the Ree or Crow scouts.