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Daily and Weekly Tribune
Weekly Established 1878.
Daily 1881.
TWENTY-SECOND YEAR.
SOME LOSS OF LIFE.
Ancient Bell Tower at Venice Crashes
Into the Plaza.
Venice, Italy, July 15.—The campa­
nile (detached bell tower of St.'Mark's
church) collapsed during the morning
and fell with a great crash into the
plaza.
The campanile, which was entirely
.detached from the cathedral, collapsed
where it stood and is now a heap of
ruins. The cathedral and Palace of
the Doges are quite safe, but: a corner
of the royal palace was damaged. Re­
pairs on the campanile were to have
been commenced during the day. It
is feared there was some loss of life.
The ruins were surrounded by a cordon
of troops:
The first intimation of danger was
the sudden appearance Sunday of a
longitudinal crack in the corner of the
wall facing the clock tower and the
breaking of two windows. A concert
which had been arranged to be held on
the plaza Sunday evening was
stopped by order of the prefect, with
the object of preventing a concourse
of people.
The campanile stood opposite the
church or cathedral of St. Mark's. It
was founded in 888, restored in 1329,
provided with a marble top in 1417,
fend in 1517 was crowned with the fig­
ure of an angel nearly 16 feet high.
The logetta, or vestibule, on the east
side of the campanile was once a ren­
dezvous of the nobilia and afterwards
a waitingroom for the guards during
the sessions of the great council.
There were bronze statues of Peace,
Apollo, Mercury and Palles on the
coping of the campanile and its fine
bronze doors were much admired. At
the top of the tower a fire watchman,
with a telescope, was continually
tioned
MERCER COUNTY.
The Mercer county republican con­
vention was held on Saturday. Wm.
DiebaLd was allowed to name the dele­
gation to the legislative convention
and T. A. Schrei'ber heads the delega­
tion to the state convention, said to be
anti-Whitei
A BUNOH IN BILLINGS COUNTY
SELLS FOR $125 A HEAD.
H: C. Quintan, who lives thirty
miles northwest of Dickinson, in Bill­
ings county, sold a car load, of range
bred horses last week for $125 a head,
which shows the value of western
North Dakota ranges for horseflesh.
DON'T FAIL TO TRY IT
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to Electric Bitters for any trouble it
is recommended for a permanent cure
wlill surely be effected It never falls
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invigorate the nerves and purify the
blood. It's a wonderful tonic for run­
down systems. Electric Bitters posi­
tively cures Kidney and Liver Trou­
bles, Stomach Disorders, Nervousness,
Sleeplessness, Rheumatism, Neural­
gia, expels Malaria. Satisfaction
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EXCURSION TO CANADA,
$25.00 Round Trip.
The twelfth annual pilgrimage to
Ste Ann de Beaupre will leave Duluth,*
Sunday, July 20t?h, via Duluth. South
Shore & Atlantic railway. Through
coaches, tourist sleepers, and palace
sleepers from Duluth to Ottawa, Mon­
treal, Quebec* and Ste Anne without
change. Tickets on sale and: good
only on excursion train leaving Du­
luth 6:45 p. m., Sunday, July 20th.
Return limit point on return trip.
Fare for the round trip $25.00. Make
early appiicatign for sleeping car ac­
commodation M. Adson, General
'Agent, 426 Spalding Hotel Blk., Du­
luth, 'Minn.
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If you are of a more grateful disposi­
tion than your neighbor, don't take
credit to yourself. It may be that you
are older.—Atchison Globe.
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lrty years of marvelous cures
', Burns, Boils, Doras, Felons, til
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MONEY IN CATTLE.
A BILLINGS COUNTY RANCHER.
REFUSES $70 A HEAD FOR HIS
3-YEAR-OLD STEERS.
S. M. Ferris, of Medora, Billings
county, was offered on Saturday by an
Iowa cattle buyer, .$70 round for all
hisU-yeavold steers, and he had nerve
enough to refuse it. He sticks for $75
and believes toe will get $80. This in­
dicates the "kind of stock country to
be found in the so-'called "'bad lands.''
Here are cattle that have never been
fed a mouthful—left to rustle on the
prairie and make a fortune for their
owner.
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1 Hi Ml III HOT!
A.. J. Balfour Succeeds Lord Salisbury
and Takes the Reins of the
British Government.,
No Dislocation of Business Follows
the Retirement of Old Premier
and Succession of New.
Other Changes Thfit Have Been Made
in the Personnel of the
British Cabinet.
London, July 15.—Perhaps never has
a change of premiership been effected
with so little dislocation to business,
either public or private, as accompa­
nied the transfer of the seals of office
from Lord Salisbury to A. J. Balfour.
The occurrence had no effect whatever
on the Stock Exchange. The only oth­
er change in the cabinet thus far an­
nounced is the chancellorship of the
exchequer, Sir Michael Hicks-Beach
having resigned, though others are
foreshadowed. Mr. Balfour, in ad­
dressing the first meeting of his fol­
lowers at the foreign office, informed
AKTHUB J. BA&FOUB.
them that he could not count on the
continued assistance of Sir Michael
Hicks-Beach but he could count on the
latter's good wishes.
The public showed little interest in
the party meeting, which was sum­
moned for noon. The new premier,
when he entered the conference room
of. the foreign office accompanied by
the Duke of Devonshire, Sir Michael
Hicks-Beach, Lord Londonderry, and
others received quite an ovation.
When Mr. Balfour rose to address the
meeting all again stood up and cheered
the new chief. Mr. Balfour 'referred
to the loss of the services of the chief
who for nearly fifty years had been en­
gaged in active political life. No one,
he said, would grudge him his well
earned repose, though his loss was ir­
reparable.
Has Confidence in Associates.
"I do not flatter myself," proceeded
the premier, "that the gap he has left
can be filled. But the place he has
ieft must be occupied and it is because
the king has desired me to do my best
to take that position that I have asked
you to meet me. I have accepted a
great task and a heavy responsibility,
certainly from no overweening belief
in my own capacity but because I am
sure, or, at least, have every reason to
believe that in attempting to carry on
this work 1 will have the most impor­
tant qualification a leader can have,
namely, the regard for confidence iD
those with whom he works."
After a warm tribute to Lord Salis­
bury by the Duke of Devonshire Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach rose and said
there was no one whom he would more
gladly and more readily have accepted
as leader o£ the party than the man he
had followed as leader fpr more than
seven years. But Lord Salisbury's re­
tirement was a break with the tradi­
tions of his past political life. Two
years ago he had begged for personal
and not for political reaspns to be re­
lieved from office but he had consented
at Lord Salisbury's instance to retain
it to the end of the war. He now felt
that the moment had come when such
poor services as he could render could
no longer be necessary to thS country.
There were younger men who would do
the work at least as well as he had
been able to do.
On entering the house of commons
subsequently Mr. Balfour met with a
great reception from both sides.
The resignation of Sir Michael
Hicks-Beach caused intense surprise.
It wap generally taken to be almost
more important than Lord Salisbury's
and was regarded in some 'quarters as
being directly due to the more impor­
tant voice which Mr. Chamberlain will
have in the new cabinet.
...
HICK8-BEACH IS OUT.-*
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Chancellor of the British Exchequer
Resigns His Portfolio.
London, July 15.—Sir Michael Hicks
Beach, chancellor of the. exchequer,
has resigned his portfolio.
His political 'career began in "1864,
when he was elected to commons from
Bast Gloucestershire. In 1868 he re
ceived his first government appoint
ment, that of under secretary of th«
home office.
He became chancellor of the ex
chequer and leader of gammons in thi
first Salisbury administration. On his
lordship's return to power in 1886
glcks-Beaoh assumed the chief secre
fyshlp for Irela&dj, bu$ after a few
months resigned owing to failing eye­
sight.
Returning to his parliamentary du­
ties he re-entered the cabinet as pres­
ident of the board of trade in 1888,
holding that office till the change of
the administration in 1892. He has
been chancellor of the exchequer since
June, 1895.
Recently Sir Michael has not been
in entire accord with his colleagues
over the conduct of the financial &£
fairs of the kingdom.
SMASHED THE CORNER.
July Corn Drops Five and a Half Cents
in Ten Minutes.
Chicago, July 15.—Corn bears gave
the bulls who are supporting the cor­
ner in July corn a severe drubbing
about mid-session on the board of
trade. The market opened without
any news of particular significance al­
though the manner in which receiving
houses were making contract corn and
sending it into this market caused
much nervousness among the big bull
leaders. The sentiment was inclined
toward the bearish side for the first
two hours, yet without any signs of a
stampede. When the estimate came,
however, that the day's receipts would
be 1,000 cars or over traders who had
the cash stuff in hand threw it at the
bulls with such vigor that in ten min­
utes the price of July options dropped
5% cents.
Excitement was not marked but
speculators all over the floor voiced
the opinion that the corner had been
broken. Trade was of good size, bet­
ter than for several days—over half
a million bushels being put out for
profits by the crowd who were getting
the cash stuff 20 cents cheaper than
they were selling July.
BALFOUR'S PERSONALITY.
New British Premier Has Shown Con­
siderable Ability.
London, July 15.—Right Hon. Arthur
James Balfour, who becomes prime
minister in succession to the Marquis
of Salisbury, is the son of Lord Sal­
isbury's sister, and is fifty-four years
of age. He was educated at Eton and
Trinity college, Cambridge, and was
elected to parliament in 1874. He
joined Lord Randolph Churchill's
"fourth party." In 1885 Lord Salis­
bury took him into the ministry and
into the cabinet the next year as sec­
retary for Scotland. It was at the end
of 1887 that he first made his mark
when, as chief secretary for Ireland,
he used what force Tie could control
to crush opposition in Ireland and
cynically gneered at the home rule
members in parliament. He led in
the preparation of the Conservative
home rule legislation.
In 1891 he was chosen Conservative
leader in the commons, and took the
place of first lord of the treasury in the
cabinet, which position he holds in this
cabinet too. He has written books on
philosophy and theology, on bimetal­
lism and golf. He is unmarried.
OPERATIONS RESUMED.
Workmen Clearing Up the Debris In
the Rolling Mill Mine.
Johnstown, Pa., July 15.—Operations
were started during the day in every
section of the Rolling Mill mine of the
Cambria Steel company, except the
Klondike, where the fatal explosion of
Thursday occurred. A majority of the
fifty men on hand when the first trick
went into tho mine at 7 o'clock were
foreigners. They did not seem to have
the least hesitation in re-entering the
mine where so many of their fellow
countrymen lost their lives. In a short
time they were at work cleaning up
the rooms. This work will take some
time. A full force of men is expected
to be at work before night.
When the cleaning and repairing is
completed the mine inspectors will
make an investigation before it can be
opened again for operation.
The inquest will probably not be
held before next Thursday. Although
no more bodies were brought out or
have been discovered some miners
claim that many bodies will still be
found therein.
SPOONER SEES ROOSEVELT.
Senator Asked to Aid in Investigating
Panama Canal Title.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 15.—Senator
Spooner of Wisconsin arrived at Saga­
more Hill about 10:30 p. m. and after
a conference with the president and
Secretary Root left for New York
about midnight. Mr. Spooner success­
fully eluded newspaper men, not one of
whom saw him. His conversation with
the president related in part to the
purchase of the Panama Canal com­
pany's property. The senator has been
invited by the department of justice
to accompany Attorney General
Knox to Paris to assist in
the investigation of the title to the
Panama Canal company's property.
Whether he will go or not has-not been
decided so far as can be learned here.
ARRIVES AT SOUTHAMPTON.
Cruiser Brooklyn With Lord Paunce
fote's Remains on Board.
Southampton, Eng., July 15.—The
United States armored cruiser Brook­
lyn, from Annapolis July 1, having oh
board the remains qf Lord Pauncefote,
late ambassador of Great Britain at
Washington, arrived here during the
morning. The body was landed soon
after 11 o'clock.
Full naval honors were paid to the
remains of Lord, Pauncefote. His
widow followed the coffin from th$
warship to the train, which started for
Newark-Upon-Trent, where the funeral
will take place,
%. aa® should not lose his temper
oftener than once in ten years, and a
never,—Atchison
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BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, JULY 15. 1902.
mn
Strike at Chicago Proves Very Ex­
pensive to the Business Men
of that City.
No Attempts Are Made at Present
Either to Send Out or to
Receive Freight.
Little Hope Held of an Early Settle­
ment Between the Railroads
and the Strikers.
Chicago, July 15.—The second week
of the freight handlers' strike began
with 20,000 men idle and shipping at
I standstill. The railroad warehouses,
ordinarily hives of industry, were al­
most as quiet as they were Sunday so
far as regular business was concerned.
At a distance from each warehouse
was a company of pickets posted to
keep freight from entering or leaving
the sheds. Nearer the depbts were,
guards of police, on duty to protect
the men in the warehouses and to quell
any disturbances which might arise.
Goings of nonunion men brought into
the city to take the places of the strik­
ers lounged about the warehouses or
in their cars with scarcely anything to
do.
Wholesale houses made practically
no attempt to send out freight or to re­
ceive it.
These big establishments were all
but closed down. The strike has cost
them hundreds of thousands of dollars
already and they stand to lose millions
should the conditions which obtain
continue. The lofss in wages to the
sympathizers, the teamsters, the rail­
roads and other lines of business is
estimated at considerably over ?1,
000,000 a day. The situation is ad­
mittedly very grave.
Commission merchants on South
Water street declared the usually an­
imated market dead. In times of com­
mercial peace this street is one of the
most congested in the Caucasian
world. But now in front of many of
the stores there is not a wagon and
scarcely a crate, box, or barrel of prod­
uce. Some had a few berries brought
by boat from ^Michigan and Wisconsin,
but th'ese were about the only fresh
arrivals. Thirty cars of highly perish­
able stuff was reported on the tracks,
while many more cars containing com­
modities which will last a few days
longer lay abandoned. Of the day's ar­
rivals by rail only three carloads were
cared for promptly. These contained
live poultry. It was said that the Hu­
mane society would not allow them to
perish and a permit was secured to
take them to South Water street.
One Driver Has an Exciting Time.
A driver in a light wagon who suc­
ceeded in delivering two small pack­
ages to the santa Fe had a stirring
time of it. When it became apparent
to the striking pickets that he was
headed for the warehouse they made
a rush for him. A squad of policemen
came to the rescue and the driver
reached the warehouse in safety.
"Better come inside where you'll be
safe," one of the nonunion freight
handlers advised. Several hpurs later
the wagon still stood empty where the
driver had left it. The latter remained
in the warehouse, while pickets guard­
ed every avenue of escape. So far as
could be learied this driver's two
packages were the only ones delivered
during the forenoon to any depot.
Much fruit and vegetables which
came in Sunday were reshipped, al­
though, it is said, without adequate re­
frigeration. Vegetable and fruit ped­
dlers succeeded in getting partial sup­
plies from the depots during the day,
but it was only after much trouble
with The pickets and assistance from
the police. Tons of half spoiled stuff
was given to poor people who waited
at nearly all the depots in crowds,
each one carrying a basket or bag.
Despite the assertion of President
Field of the Knickerbocker Ice com­
pany that ice was going to the freight
houses pickets asserted that not one
cake of ice had passed through their
lines during the forenoon.
The conferences between commit­
tees of the men and the railroad man­
agers generally came to naught. Even
when President Curran told .the com­
mitteemen to accept 17% cents, a
modification of his earlier instructions,
no progress was made. A man familiar
with the employers' side of the fight
said:
"The situation among the railroads
is about this: The Western roads are
swearing mad for the most part and
won't budge an inch the Eastern peo­
ple generally want more time to con­
sider. I suppose this is because they
have to do considerable conferring
with New York, where most of them
have their headquarters. The railroads
claim to have enough men in their
warehouses to handle all business
brought to them. They stand to lose
considerable but it is nothing to what
Chicago wholesalers are losing."
GUARDED BY SPECIAL POLICE.
Henry Clay Washery Near Shamokin,
Pa., Starts Up.
Shamokin, Pa., July 15.—Two car­
loads of special policemen and laborers
arrived here during the day from
Schuylkill county. The men, fifty in
all. went to work at the Reading com­
pany's Henry Clay washery and it was
successfully started. The strikers
is the iir&t to be operated in this region
6ince the anthracite strike was in­
augurated.
Heavy Duty on Art.
New York, July 15.—If full duty be
paid on the paintings, statuary, bronzes
and other works of art, comprising the
Massaranti collection, part of which
has arrived from Italy, Henry Walters
of Baltimore, the purchaser, will have
to turn over to the customs authori­
ties at least $150,000. Mr. Walters paid
about $1,000,000 for the collection.
COLORADO TRAIN ROBBERY.
Denver and Rio Grande Passenger
Held Up Near Sargents.
Salida, Colo., July 15.—A report was
received here shortly before noon to
the effect that the Denver and Rio
Grande narrow gauge passenger train
was held up and gobbed by 'several men
near Sargents, west of Marshall Pass.
The robbery occurred at 8:50 a. m.
at Chetser, Colo., 250 miles west of
Denver. The engineer was compelled
at the point of a revolver to stop the
train. Two safes in the express car
were blown open but it is asserted by
officers of the Rio Grande Express
company that the robbers failed to se­
cure any plunder -from the safes. The
passengers were compelled to alight
from the cars and line up alongside
the tracks in the canyon and they were
relieved of all their- money and valua­
bles. Many of the passengers threw
away their money, watches and jew­
elry among the rocks before the rob­
bers^ searched them. There were many
tourists among the passengers and
while it is not known how much the
robbers secured, it is presumed that
the losses were heaw.
THE MARKETS.
Opening, Range and Close of Grain
Prices at Minneapolis, Chicago and
Duluth.
Furnished by Coe Commission Co., First
National Bank building, who have direct wires
to Minneapolis, Duluth and Chicago.
July 15, 1902.
CHICAGO,
Open High Low Close
Sect wheat 729S-V4 T2ii-?a 715a 71
Dec wheat 72?4 72% 72 W 72}a
Sept corn 61-60^ 61 59?s
Dec corn 46% 16%-% 46 46H
Sept oats
317s 32 31% 31%-!4
MINNEAPOLIS.
Sept wheat 701i 70H-9»
695a 695a
Dec wheat 69% 69% 69?6 69%
MINNEAPOLIS CASH.
No. 1 hard, 78% No. 1 nor., 76% No. 2 nor.,
72%. Flax, $1.35.
DULUTH CASH.
No. 1 hard, 77xi No. 1 nor., 74ii No. 2 nor.,
73M. Flax, $1.35.
TELEGRAPHIC MARKET LETTER
Minneapolis. July 35.—With quite
weak cables, skies clearing in every
locality and heavy receipts, there sure­
ly was not incentive to increase long
contracts. On the other hand the
u'ade were unanimous in the belief
that prices are on the down turn for
good and will have very little diffi­
culty in procuring any amount of
cheap wheat. We must admit that
there is nothing to seemingly warrant
much if any up turn, but this decline
should develop a good cash and for­
eign demand and cut off rings.
Corn again furnished food for
thought, as well as difficulties for the
bulls. Receipts were S27 cars of which
248 passed inspection. The July was
at no time even firm, shorts being
permitted to make their own terms of
settlement.
Oats found no difficulty in joining
the downward march. Stop loss orders
were met and longs stampeded. After
opening off 1-4 to 1-2 an addition de­
cline was recorded, but supporting or­
ders were plentiful. On dips of this
kind purchases for reasonable profits
should be expected.
Provisions were again influenced by
the grain markets in such a manner as
to suggest consideration.
THE STOCK MARKET.
New York. July 35.—There was a
very confident feeling in the stock
Snarket today. The aggregate of busi­
ness was not large, but distributed
through a class of grain carriers that
left not a doubt els to its purpose.
Crop outlook accompanied by lower
values for grains gave further assur­
ance that for the next twelve months
the granger roads will be taxed to their
full capacity.
A BEAR RAISE ON CORN.
Chicago. July 15.—The bears today
had an inning, the July option, which
has for sometime been cornered by the
Harris-Gates crowd today oipened at
SOc and declined to 05 3-2. a break of
34 3-2 cts. per bushel. Mr. Gates is
reported to be on the way from New
York to Chicago and it may be ex­
pected that his presence will cause a
strong upturn on the shorts.
NEED MORE HELP.
Often the over-taxed organs of di­
gestion cry out for help by Dyspepsia's
pains, Nausea. Dizziness, Headaches,
liver complaints, bowel disorders.
Such troubles call for prompt use of
Dr. King's New life Pills. They axe
gentle, thorough and guaranteed to
cure. 25c at P. C. Remington's drug
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Bismarck the Metropolis
of the Great Missouri Slope
Country of North Dakota.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
A MICHIGAN LADY
RELATIVE OF MR. AND MRS. C. E.
COLBY WRITES OF ENJOYMENT
OF 'TRIP TO NORTH DAKOTA.
Mrs. C. E. Colby, of Sterling, sends
the Tribune a copy of the Orion. Mich.,
Review, containing a letter written by
Carrie Bradford Seeley, a sister of
Mrs. Colby, who has been visiting
a,t Sterling, in which she says:
Imagine me set down in the midst
of this boundless prairie, one and a
half miles from Sterling. I fondly im­
agined a 'prairie to be a vast level
plain, and as I had been told that it
was rolling, in the vicinity of Sterling,
I supposed I should see small undula­
tions, but imagine my surprise to find
large elevations, which we in Michigan
would call rather large hills.
My sister's home is situated in a
valley, which they have named Peculi­
ar Valley, and is completely surround­
ed by these lovely hills, which bound
the horizon and seem to touch the sky,
in all directions. My brother's home is
on the top of one of these elevations,
and from it one can see miles of prai­
rie, dotted here and there by the clus
terted buildings of the distant ranch­
men, while to the west, twenty-five
miles away, are the immense bluffs on
the bank of the Missouri river. Over
these, on a clear day, rests a beautiful
blue haze, whioh adds much to the
loveliness of the view.
The prairie has put on its prettiest
garb of green in honor of my visit, no
doubt, and is thickly strewn with wild
flowers, some of which are very beau­
tiful.
For diversion I have taken up horse­
back riding. Some of the spirit of my
girlhood has returned to me here in
this free life, or else so much atmos­
phere has "gone to my head" for I find
great enjoyment in a gallop over the
prairie, and my niece, who is an ex­
pert horsewoman, tells me that if I
only stay a little longer, I shall be able
to round uip the cattle in true cowboy
style. But, alas. I cannot stay long
enough to acquire that accomp.'sli
ment.
My brother and myself made a trip
to Bismarck to see the sights of vhe
capital city. It is a progressive wtit­
em town with thirty-five hundred in­
habitants, electric lights and water­
works. Throughout the east we hear
much about the "wild and woolly
west," but the crop must have been
pretty well sheared off before I arrived
for the whole weat shows progression
and up-to-date ideas. I was taken to
the capital building at Bismarck and
was introduced to Governor White. I
felt that a great responsibility rested
upon me to represent in a proper man­
ner the great state of Michigan, my
Michigan, and I braced myself to meet
the emergency. I discussed with him.
in a learned manner, the good and bad
qualities of our altruistic Pingree and
the courtly Governor Bliss. I express­
ed my pleasure in meeting the gover­
nor of so great a state but he laugh­
ingly disclaimed all idea of greatness,
and said he was only a plain westerner.
We saw the great Missouri, two
miles from the city. Like the Missis­
sippi, it is a very muddy stream and is
called by the people "the big muddy."
It has a swift current, and is full of
eddies and whirlpools, which render it
unfit for boating and bathing. The
immense bluffs on either bank of the
Missouri make the scenery very beau­
tiful, and the fine million dollar bridge
and the site of old Fort Lincoln across
the river, where General Custer was
stationed just before he went to his
death in the famous battle with Sitting
Bull and his braves make this point an
interesting one.
The prettiest trip I have made^iEfS.'.
to the historical Sibley Butte, ten miles
from Sterling. It is the scene of a bat­
tle between General Sibley's command
and the Sioux, in 1SU3, when our men,
after a desperate engagement drove the
red men across the river. Sibley Butte
is the highest of seven rocky bluffs is
150 feet high, and towers oyer all the
surrounding hills. From its top, a fine
view of the prairie for thirty-five miles
in all detections can be obtained. At
the foot of the bluff nestles the home
of a noted ranchman of this vicinity,
Mr. Harvey Smith, and his herd of
sheep and cattle graze on frhe surround­
ing hills. It was a sight worth the
pencil of an artist, and well repaid me
for my wild scramble up aad down the
old butte's ragged sides.
The people here are noted for their
generous hospitality and kindness to
strangers, and to this good Quality I
owe much of the enjoyment of my
visit. tj,,
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