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His Surrender Likely
Within a Very
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WITHOUT A KICK.
Fourteen' Hundred Indians Prom
Buford on Their Way to
Ttoe Gten. Sherman, Par West and
Helena Loaded With Hair
to Remain at Buford
Near Their Old Camping
But the Government Thinks They
•Can Best Learn to Farm
Nearly One Hundred More of Sit
ting Bull's Band Conclude
Among Them a Daughter of the
Old Stalwart Ghief of Ous
Sitting Bull, Himself, But a Short
Distance North of Fort
The Indians atKeogh Soon to be
Removed to Standing
Bonnd for Civilisation.
(Special Dispatch to The Tribune.)
FORT BUFORD, D. T., May 26.—For the
past week all sorts of rumors have been
afloat at this fort regarding the removal
of the Indians to Standing Rock Agency.
Gen. Terry had issued all his orders
through the mails, fearing that an inkling
of the move might jump the wires if elec
tricity was resorted to. However, it was
generally known here Monday, that some
thing was going to happen. Large quan
tities of beef was being cooked and three
empty boats were lying an unusual length
of time at the levee. Tuesday Maj. Bro
therton told the Indians that they were
to be removed to Standing Rock Agency.
They raised but little objection to this,
but stated that they had been used well
here and would liked to have remained.
They had relatives who had not yet
surrendered and they luited to leave
them. Maj. Brotherton told them they
would be well taken care of at Standing
Kock and that they would see
MANY OF TIIKIK PKOPLE
at that agency. Several of the chiefs held
a consultation and the result was a perfect
willingness to be removed. Tfiere was
apprehension on the part of. some that
they would be foully dealt with but this
fear was dispelled by the talk of Maj.
Brotlierton. Everything passed off quiet
ly and the steam eis General Sherman,
Far West and Helena departed this even
ing at 5 o'clock with the consignment of
1,400 Indians, under the command of
Capt. Clifford. Ninety-one of Sitting
Bull's band came, in to-day and were im
mediately loaded on the Sherman. This
seemed to surprise them, but they could
not kick, as their former associates were
also taking deck passage.
The Far West has sixty cabin passen
gers and over |500 Indians. Lieut. Rob
inson is in command of the Indians on
this boat, and among the recent hair-lift
ers is Crow King and his people. The
Helena has a heavy passenger list and
about 500 Indians on the lower deck
packed away like sardines. Among them
is the noted chief Gaul, who killed Custer
and his people. His old friend Capt.
Clifford is in command. The Sherman
has over 300 Indians aboard with the no
ted chief Low Dog among the number.
Lieut. Young has charge of the Sherman
cargo and the fleet is accompanied by two
companies of soldiers,
JV^V'.-X FALSE REIFERTS^^
Reports have been sent from here that
Indians were constantly deserting and
fleeing back to Sitting Bull's camp. These
reports are false, as but one solitary Indi
an has left the post. Maj. Brotlierton
had things so completely arranged for the
removal of the Indians that everything
worked like clock work. The Indians
raised no hostile demonstrations whatev
er, although some of them evinced some
little fear. The soldiers at this post are
very Jglad the Indians have gone as it re
lieves them of a great deal of picket duty.
SITTING BULL'S DAUGHTER
is among the number who came in and
surrendered to-day and is on the Gen.
Shermaii. Those who.came in gave up
their ponies and arms willingly and sta
ted that Sitting Bull was but a short dis
tance north of Buford and his surrender
might be looked for any moment. They
tiled and disguvted with the plains.
They say the white men no longer treat
them right. They pijr bjifc tittle fir their
^1* tyf s.
hides and furs and their free territory in
which to hunt the buffalo has dwindled
down to small dimensions. Part of those
who surrendered to-day came in from
Woody Mountain and the others from
KEOGH COMES NEXT,
It was reported here to-day that about
the middle of next month the 2,200 Indi
ans at Fort Keogh will also be removed
to Standing Rock and that as soon as
those shall have been transported they
will be given the choice of agencies.
Some have relatives at Red Cloud, Spotted
Tail, Cheyenne and other agencies, and
the government will give the Indians
their choice. Those having no choice
will remain at Standing Rock.
Oat On the Line.
The TRIBUNE'S Sentinel Butte corres
pondent, under date of May 23, sends the
following: "This is pay day,-and every
btxly in the camp is happy. Some of the
boys have aot received any pay for five
months, and*it is only natural that they
should feel jubilent.—Winston Bros, have
been laying track very rapidly, and are
now at Beaver Creek or Tom Rush's
Ranch, eighteen miles west of here, and
are confident that they will reach Gleu
civo by une 15.—P. H. Mullen, of El
kader, Iowa,is'looking around here for a
good point to build a hotel, and thinks
Miles City the best location. Mr. Mul
len Las had had twenty-five years experi
ence in the hotel business, and if he runs
any will run a good one.—J. C. Duncan,
the gentlemanly bar-tender at the Hotel
de Quinu.is still smiling, and ever ready
to set it up for the boys with or without
sugar.—Tom Reilly, one of M, J. Quinn's
best men, is getting ready to gp to.Powder
River with a large stock of goods. "Tom"
is a good business man, and all his
friends wish him success in his new en
terprise.—Messrs. H. A. Rurns & Co. are
loading fifty teams a day for tlieir several
stores along the line.—More TRIBUNES,
are wanted, everybody reads it. The
Mandan department is extremely inter
esting to those who have friends in that
lively little town.
A Star Route Bonanza.
L. P. Williamson,',
superintendent of the
Bismarck and Tongue river mail line,
supposed to be one of the star route bo
nanzas, is in the city. A TRIBUNE re
porter was dispatched to interview him
bui he declined to furnish any statement
for publication. He remarked, however,
that so far as this route was concerned the
contractors were ready for the closest in
vestigation. He said the fines foi the last
quarter were $11,282.74, and for the cor
responding quarter last year $13,000—a
thousand dollars a week. They have lost
considerable stock from Indians and have
had three drivers killed by them, and to
replace stock lost during the past winter
from the epizootic and other causes, they
have paid $4,200, making a loss, including
fines, during: the last quarter (aside from
expenses increased in winter) of $16,482.
74. Mr. Williams said that notwithstand
ing the increased compensation for expe
dited service the line has always been op
crated at a loss. The schedule time be
twecu Bismarck and Miles City is sixty
five hours. The average time during the
winter was five days, with occasional loss
of trips, and the fines were on account of
this loss of time and trips.
The Freighters' Fight.
The Dead wood Times of the ,14th inst
has the following in regard to what it
calls the freighters' union: "The freight
ers between here and Pierre have pooled
their issues, and propose, if possible, to
make a little money this season. A large
and enthusiastic meeting was held at
Pierre on Wednesday of this week, which
after being organized proceeded to busi
ness. Newbanks, Shoan and others were
appointed a committee to draw up a bill
of rates between the river and the Hills
cities. After due deliberation the com
mittee reported the following rates for
bulls: To Dead wood, $2.50 per 100
weight to Central City, $2.65 per 100
weight to Lead City, $2.75 per 100 weight.
All freight hauled by mules will be fifty
centy per 100 more. The rates were
adopted by ihe members unanimously,
and to make it of more binding effect each
member entered into heavy bonds to not
carry freight at a less rate than agreed
upon in the compact. There was 8,000,000
pounds of transportation represented by
the union. V.--"'
Important Artay Changes.
Gen. Carlin, Lieut.-Col. Seventeenth
Infantry, now post commandant at Fort
Yates, arrived Thursday bound for
Columbus Barrack, where he succeeds
Lieut.Col. L. C. Hunt. The retirement
of Col. Crittenden promotes Lieut. Col.
Hunt to the Colonelcy of the Seventeenth
Infantry, and he will succeed Gen. Carlin
at Fort Yates. By this promotion Capt
Pearson, now at Camp Porter, becomes
M$jor, and Second Lieutenant Wm. A.
Wano is promoted to First Lieutenant.
Lieutenat C. H. Greene is promoted to
Captain, a«d takes Capt. Piereon's place,
*¥-1 -c Ui -t
in command of Company lB,'
The Eclipse leaves June 1st for Terry's
The river fell ten inches at Yankton
The Far West left Benton for down
river ,on Saturday.
The steamer Batchelor left for up river
early this morning.
The office of the Benton "P" Line is to
be painted and calsomined
The Nellie Peck is ready to launch. So
says the Sioux City Journal.
The Key West arrived at Sioux City
yesterday from St. Louis, en route for
The Benton "P" Line is to have an
agents office fitted up at the warehouse at
the levee, that is intended to be one of
thefinest in the city.
The steamer Dacutah which left Bis
marck nearly a day behind the Red
Cloud, overtook that boat a short distance
this side of Stevenson.
Capt. Grant Marsh has leased the feriry
boat Jim Leighton, to the Northwestern
Stage Company for the season. He has
the Leighton in the water and ready for
Capt. Maratta received the information
yesterday that the steamer Big Horn ar
rived at Sioux City on the 23d. She will
arrive at Bismarck about June 2d and
will at once load for the Yellowstone.
Occasional wood-yards between Yank
ton and Pierre sell wood for $4 per cord,
but in other places $6, and even $6.50 per
cord is charged. The price is likely to
decline as the season advances.
Steamboat men are talking of the re
markable time made by the steamer Hele
na on her present trip. She left Bismarck
on the morning of the 10th and arrived
at Buford on her return trip from Benton
on the evening of the 24th.
The Sioux City Journal says that noth
ing has been heard of the whereabouts of
the Key West, excepting that she has not
passed Omaha. As she left St. Louis on
the 13th she should, with the present
stage of water, be alpng very soon.
A Chicago firm telegraphs to ask if a
boat can be chartered to bring buffalo
hides out of the Yellowstone. There- are
at least fifteen boat loads of buffalo robes
and other peltry in the Yellowstone, and
is doubtful if there will be that many
trips made up the Yellowstone this|, sea
son. If boats do not bring out the peltry
it must be floated on flat boats down to
Glendive, and there await the coming of
the North Pacific ad.
During the two days that the wires
have been down over 300 dispatches
accumulated at the Bismarck office, and
when a JUinneapolis circuit was finally
secured yesterday afternoon,? enough of
ficial Government business was on hand
to occupy the wires until long after mid
night, to tli'e exclusion of the Associated
Press report and special telegrams. The
telegraphic facilities at Bismarck are no
toriously inadequate, and the company
should provide move wires and a larger
operating force at once. The Bismarck
office has recently taken in as high as
$2,000 a month cash, and 3*et it has not
half the facilities for transmitting and re
ceiving that is furnished Fargo, which it
is said, does not average over $600 a
month cash receipts.
The Sioux City Journal, or the 24th,
says: "The Big Horn, Capt. John Todd
master, and Wm. Perkins clerk, arrived
from Yankton on Sunday afternoon with
a fair passenger list, a lot of dry hides
and some wheat for Peavey. She began
loading yesterday morning for the Yel
lowstone and had planned to pull out
this morning, but owing to the scarcity
of teams, and the inconvenience of driv
ing among the cars and over tracks not
planked, or partly planked, the boat is
not likely to complete her load before
this evening. Beside the Yellowstone
freight she is taking stuff tor Benton that
will be transferred to another boat at
Bismarck. f^Jie will make out a load
with Yankton freight The gross re
ceipts of the Big Horn for her last trip
between this city and Yankton were
about $1,600. Commodore Coulson had
agreed to send the boat if $1,000 was
aarantecd Clerk Perkins of the
Big Horn had the misfortune to sprain
his ankle badly on Sunday evening
after his boat landed, and Jimmy Keenan,
clerk of the Black Hills, officiated in his
stead yesterdaj'. ,:-
Wanted to *et Home.
The Miles City Journal says of one of a
party visiting Miles City recently The
remaining member ot the party was
Judge Bowen, of Bismarck, the well
known local land agent ot the North Pa
cific company, at that plaCe and Mandan.
The Judge was married recently, and
probably came oat here in order to enjoy
another brief taste of the joys of single
btaueduoBs. It was observable, however,
that lie was the most eager one of the
party to hasten the return. I
Krf&lrvt "J? Vj jjtfSJ
BISMARCK D. T., FRIDAY MAY 27, 1881.
-'•m 9-K W ~f fP
vKt'SiSiZ :h2tem\ u% *f, I?
Although Working Like a Hero to
Get a Re-Nomination For
Yet Likely to Fail, Because of the
Egrregrious Error Committed
Senator Woodin in a Long Speech
Qives His Reasons for Oppos
Piatt Cutting an Insignificant Fig
ure—Conkling Begins to Ask
for Private Conferences.
ALBANY, May 26.—The whole interest
of the struggle still hinges on the calling
of a caucus. The si alwarts are endeavor
ing to secure the necessary names to call
a caucus and will endeavor to have
one fixed for to-night. The administra
tion crowd still insist that a
CAUCUS IS IMPOSSIBLE,
that they have secured pledges enough to
prevent any such action. They say that
the lack of enthusiasm among the Conk
ling men at the appearance of their leader
shows the half-heartedness with which
they enter the struggle. Gonkling has
conferences with his friends
to-day, but the plan of campaign is kept
secret. Piatt hangs on the outskirts of
his greater companion and cuts a very in
significant figure indeed. Cornell, it is
stated, has evinced a decided purpose to
keep out of the campaign altogether, hav
ing cooled somewhat towards Conkling.
Theitalk of a coalition of either party
with the democrats is looked upon as
without foundation. Such a course would
be impolitic for all concerned.
will probably put two candidates into the
field and support them throughout the
entire struggle. A dead-lock, which is
likely to ensue, will suit the democracy
since it will postpone the election until
the new legislatuie and give them a
chance for both seats. -Every indication
is that a dead-lock will be the result of
the contest and that the matter will have
to go before the people at last. The ad
ministration party claims that the people
are lately against Conkling, and that
everywhere in the state a strong current
of denunciation lof the course taken bv
the resigned senators is heard. The pre
sence of Blaine in New York is commen
ted upon as influencing the struggle, and
it is stated that the prime purpose of his
visit is to organize the antagonism to his
Woodin VH. Conkling.
ALBANy, May 26.—In the Senate to-day
Woodin remonstrated against there-elec
tion of Conkling and Piatt and made a
long speech in its supports He said pre
sumably the reasons publicly announced
by Conkling and Piatt for the re
signations are best and all that can be
given, and if so, history will award to
theih the credit of having committed the
most stupendous blunder of modern times.
Strahan replied to Woodin. He said the
names of perspns signed to telegrams fa
voring the re-election of Conkling and
Piatt, these signed, he said, were high
toned gents of New York, who used their
money freely last year for the election of
Jas. Garfield to the Presidency of the
United States. The people of his state
desire Conkling's return to the Senate, as
he understands the interests and needs of
this state. The speaker then gave a re
sume of the appointment of Robertson as
collector of .the port. The resignations
have forced us to meet the question,
"Shall we sustain the senators in their
views of Republicans?"
Refuse to Caucus.
ALBANY, May 26.--The following let
ter was sent Speaker Sharpe yesterday:
Stntoof New Torn, Senate Chamber, Albany,
Geo. II. Sharpe, Chairmafi As
sembly caucus committee, Dear sir:—The Sen
caucus committee have given the question
of calling a caucns the earnest deliberation
which the gravity of the situation demands.
The United State# Senators from this etiite have
resigned, and it rests in the republican members
of this Legislature the alternative of supporting
or antagonizing the national administration.
This issue Involves the entirety the republi
can party. The resignation of our Senators has
-left the Senate of the United States in the con
trol of the democratic majorl ty. The republican
party oJ the state cannot edbmit its relation to
the party of the nation to the decision of the
majority of a Legislative caucus.* No member
ought to be excused by caucus action from indi
vidual responsibility, but in joint convention of
the Legislature, and in solemn exercise of his
duties as a legislator each man should cast his
vote according to his conscience and the wishes
of his constituents'. We do not, therefore, deein
it wise to umte in a call for Joint caucus. Wc
remain, dear sir, years truly,
--r. D. MCCARTIIT.
While t'do not fully concur in the above I
deem it unwiseand inexpedient at the present
time to join I
if or lecommend a call for acaucus.
t.., W. W. KOCKWELL.
A Ridiculous Story,
ial to the Graphic says: Speaker Sharpe
says the story concerning a quarrel be
tween Senator Conkling and Vice-Presi
dent Arthur is absolutely false that noth
ing of the kind has ever occured, nor has(
there been any event of a nature to sug
gest such report,and that the story is sim
Tricks or Conkling.
ALBANY, May 26.—Qonkhng, Arthur
and their associates continued their stay
at the Delevan House to-day, and is said
not a few members of the Legislature re
ceived notes reading as follows:
Thursday, 26.—Dear sir: I would like a few
minntes conversation with yon as soon as may
be, at a time and place at your convenience.
Will you let me hear from you? Cordially yours,
An Eastern Storm.
While Bismarck was perfectly serene,
Wednesdaj',after the refreshing shower of
the night before, at Fargo, and points fur
ther east, a severe thunder storm and
heavy rains is reported to have prevailed
all day. Early in the day the wires were
down or crossed, and at the time of writ
ing (midnight)-no eastern telegraph-.re
ports have been received. The station of
Muskoda, east of Moorhead, Minn.,is said
to have been struck by lightning about
seveu o'clock last evening and the build
ing entirely destroyed. Bismarck is out
of the storm bel t, and for the day TRIBUNE
readers will be compelled to accept of a
diet of local and western news, in lieu of
the regular Western Associated Press re
Superintendent Williamson was Wed
nesday rigging up hi» Concord coaches for
ute between Glendive and Miles City,
as soon as the railroad reaches the latter
point, which will be within fifteen days.
They will be forwarded so as to be on the
ground ready for business. On Wednes
day next stages will begin running from
Sentinel Butte to Glendive, and will de
liver mail daily from that time on, to the
Baby Mine and Little Missouri offices,
pouches for the same being made up at
Bismarck until an office is established at
Glendive, unlesB ordered to the contrary.
This change will expedite the ,mails
between Bismarcit and Miles City, re-,
ducing the time to forty-eight hours, and
will, of course, prove a great convenience
to persons interested.
To the River.
If the people of Mandan had half the
enterprise exhibited by Mr. Dietrich
of Bismarck, it would not take all day to
go to Mandan and return. Mr. Dietrich
runs a line of buses to the transfer and all
other boats, the first bus leaving at eight
o'clock in the morning, and continuing at
short intervals all day. This enterprise
is appreciated by people on the east side
of the river, and if the same accommoda
tions were to be found on the west side
all would be well. Mr. Dietrich was one
of the first white men in Bismarck and
never lets a person tramp throtigl? the
mud and dust to the landing if he can
Charles M. Cushman, manager of the
R. B. Hayes farm, north of Bismarck, is
receiving some fine imported stock. Last
week he received the fine bay two-year
old stallion, Senator, and the full-blooded
bull, Oak of Burleigh. Senator has a
pood pedigree. He is half Percheron,
sired by Idol, imported from France by
Chisholm, of Illinois dam. Royal George,
.imported from Canada by C. Meyers, of
Illinois. Mr. Cushinan believes in im
proving the stock,of this country, and
theee last importations ar? said to be the
finest ever brought to this country.
At the M. £. Church, Bismarck, D. T.,
May 24th, 1881, by Rev. J, M. Bull, John
McConvilleto Annie Oarfeiy.
His note it is said was sent to such
members who had already called upon
Conkling, or were known to be willing
to give expression to their sentiments.
The division remains to night as during
the past twenty-four hours, and4 there is
not the least chance of its changing be
fore the day of election, next Tuesday.
Chance of Time.
The contemplated change of time in the
running of passenger trains on the Dako
ta Division of the North Pacific road has
at last been officially announced, and the
new order is to take effect on and after the
first of next week. Commencing at that
time the eastern train will arrive at Bis
marck at 6 p. m. instead of 7 *10 p. m.,and.
will depart at 8 a. n:. instead of 7 a. m.
This will be a convenience that will be
duly appreciated by merchants desiring
to answer letters and communications re
ceived at night, and will be of advantage
to hotel men and all other persons. This
shortening of the time between Fargo and
Bismarck is made possible by the replac
ing- of the iron with steel rails as far west
as Jamestown. When the track between
that place and Bismarck is replaced it is
expectcd that the running time will again
be reduced. For this is the traveling pub
lic truly thankful.
Subjected to the Interviewing Pro
cesB for the &6hfellt of Trib|
What He Thinhp-of Bismarck and
the Great JB&o&i ftiver
Something Ab&ttt the Sheriff and
the Magnificent durleigh
County Oourt House.,
An idea, and a chunk of mud from the
hoof of a famous ^Bismarck trotter owned.
bjr C. R. William^ simultaneously struck
a TRIBUNE reporter in search of news last
evening. The mud was contemptuously
brushed away, and the idea took the
foim of a resolution to interview Judge
Hudson. A daily $aper is a novelty in
Bismarck and as yet the inhabitants have
not become accustoiried to the tortures of
the professional interviewer, without
which accession tp its editorial force no
nineteenth century newspaper is com
plete. Knowing jthe number of stuffed
clubsand firearmfe owned by the old'resi
dests, the reporter, concluded it would be
better to introduce the custom by practic
ing on an outsider, and the recent arrival
of Judge Hudson^ offered a favorable op
portunity. Presenting his card the TRI
BUNE renresentative was shown to room
one, of the Sheridan House, where Judge
Hudson was found busily engaged in.look
ing over legal documents and* answering
letters. After begging pardon for the in
trusion, and being assured by the gen
tleman that the interruption, would be
considered as a compliment, rathef than
otherwise, the fol|pwing conversation en:
sued, in which the exact words of Judge
Hudson are reproduced and the remarks
on the part of the reporter are "expedi
Reporter—The citizens of Bismarck
are at all times interested in-ascertaining
the opinions of new comers relative to
the city, and as first: impressions are al
ways best, THE TBIBUJIE would be glad to
"record whatever you mav have to say up-. !.
on that subject.
Judge Hudson—I'lrfust say that i"a
it-appears much better than I expected.
I had an impression that this was ti
rough broken country, but I am disap
pointed in that respect. During the ad
journment of court this afternoon I whs
driven about thei city by Col. Sweet and 1
find that you have a fine view-of the
river from the highlands and from nearly
every part of town.
Reporter—Yes, the view is very fine.
The'people here anticipate much and are
very enthusiastic over present and future
prospects. This is the point to which all
emigration gravitates. The oldest inhab
itants think this is the centre of the uni
verse. To invest in a Bismarck corner
lot is to become: a millionaire at once.
The revisors of the New Testament
.thought seriously of eliminating both the
words Heaven And Hell from the King
James version, and had they done so
would have substituted "Bismarck" for
the first named, and Fargo for the last.
Judge Hudson—I think the prospects
are that you will have a large and good
sized town here. Of course it .is impos
sible to tell just1 what these western town^
.will amount to but the present prospect*,
of Bismarck are certainly as bright as can
Reporter—Nice Court House'we have.
Cost about $25^000. The jail is 'inviting.
It is nice and clean, and well ventilated.
The prisoneis like to board with Sheritl
McKenzie. lie has all he can do to con
vince men that they should be honest
and board at the hotels, ratiier tlviu dis
honest and accept of his hospitalities.
There are men tin this town to-day. just
trembling for feat "they will not be in
dicted by the Grand Jury and that you
will not sentence them to confiaeiiient tor
along term at Mc-Keuzie's altd&ier re
sart hotel—latict* windows—fire! proot
rooms numerous- attendants—regular
meals—no death trap ekvator-rMio sec
ond table—guests withoutb:igg^«eqnaLy
welcome—attentive cieYfes tbafiregistei
your name aM- .tsike your photograph
without charge. All is very nice, and
these men will be terribly disappointed it
you say "not guilty."
Judge Hudson-—It is really a very tine
Court house, ami the jail is as perfect and
nice as I have ever seen anywhere, vlt is
the duty .of the County to pioviue quart
ers for prisoners that are clean and health
ful, so that if they suffer in mmd they
need not suffer in body. That this county
seems to have accomplished. ie site is
also a fine one. The court hou.se is not
as expensive as they are in tho habit ot
building.where I came from, hut it is
sufficient for all practical pu/.-.'oses^ and
for the money cxpeuded the j' ^ult is
Reporter—This is your fhsV lrip"Jovcr~
tile North Pacific I believe, w»jat do you.
[Contluded on Fourth 1