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-The next polo contort at the rink will occur
next Wednesday evening
Depot Agent McKsy, at Steele, haa been ap­
pointed agent at Valley Gity.
Alex. Hughea writea that he will leave
Washington for Bismarck in abont ten days.
Walter Bragg haa jmt returned from Helena.
He reports people half crazy with the gold mine
A large number of Dakotana have gone south
as far as Washington this winter—for their
Twenty two filings were made at the land
office yesterday, including a number of tree
claims near Williamsport.
Brunsman's band has been engaged at an ex­
pense of $60 to furnish the music for the series
of dances to be given by the Governor a Guard.
Owing to the illness of Mr. Philbrick, the ac­
companist, it is impossible now to state when
the public presentation of Pinafore will be
Messrs. Whitley & McNeal yesterday sold for
Mr. Smith, of Bragg, Smith A Co., to Messrs.
Gillespie & Morrell, twenty-two lots in the city
of Steele.
A Minneapolis commercial traveler who makes
a trip throughout Dakota every sixty days states
•w. Bismarck is the liveliest and best city in
the territory.
J. A. McLean came as far west as Fargo on
yesterday's train from the east. He will devote
a few days to the indictments now pending be­
fore the grand jury.
The TRIBUNE was in error in stating that there
would be a recruit drill at the armory last even­
ing. It was postponed on account of the con­
cert held there until this evening.
The suggestion made by a correspondent that
Sibley Island be set apart as a public park is
a good one. It iB covered with a fine growth of
timber and is two miles long by half a mile wide.
H. J. Whitley will leave on Sunday for a six
weeks' visit to his old home in Michigan. He
will talk "Dakota" during his absence and will
undoubtedly turn a number of colonies Dakota
Mr. and Mrs. M. Clark, of Sterling, moum the
loss of a four-year old child which died Wednes­
day of cholera infantum. The funeral will be
held from the Catholic church of this city on
Information ha9 beed received that Alexander
McEeczie has had a summons served upon him
in Washington to return to Fargo and give tes­
timony in a case now before the United States
Four pages of the 10,000 copies of the TRIBUNE
special illustrated edition are already printed.
Bat a few advertisements will be received for
the remaining pages and they should be handed
in at once.
Major £. M. Fuller hat the honor of having
been elected Tue day as repressive from
the Mandan Lodge I. O. O. F. of this city to the
Grand Lodge of that order to be held at Mitch­
ell in May next.
The first prominent act of Mr. Wade, the new
sheriff of Emmons county, was the successful
pursuit and capture of a wife. After this ex­
hibition of courage and bravery lawbreakers
had best beware!
The ladies' aid society of the M.E. church will
meet at the residence of Mrs. N. L. Griffin, cor­
ner of Front and Fifth streets, at 2 o'clock this
afternoon. It is the desire of the society that
all the ladies of the church and congregation at­
The members of the city council are indig­
nant at the telephone company for removing the
telephone from the engine house without cause
or previous notice. The council may retaliate
by ordering all telephone poles removed from
the streets.
The TRIBUNE wishes to correct an impression
that the county accounts are not all right. The
books have been checked and no errors thus far
discovered. A simplified and more perfect sys­
tem of keeping accounts is however to be
adopted in the future.
The Chicago Tribune is the authority for the
statement that E. B. Wadsworth,. late general
agent at Chicago for the Erie, is to be tendered
an important position in the Northern Pacifi
service. The office formerly held by Mr. Wads
worth is to be abolished.
Some Indians who began the habit of going
into the office of a law firm to warm have had
the door forever closed against them. An In­
dian is not the most pleasant and agreeable ob­
ject in the world when he begins to thaw out
and act on the offensive.
Yesterday the Bismarck U. S. land office reg
ceived a request from a Fort Buford man asking
for information relative to Washington Terri
tory lands. Another correspondent propounded
thirteen questions and ended by writing: "Tell
me everything and anything you can think of.
Mo housekeeper who has flavored a cake, pud­
ding or cream with Dr.Price's Special Flavoring
Extracts, will ever return to the use of the
cheap flavoring extracts that flood the market.
One trial will satisfy that for purity and deli­
cious natural flavor Dr. Price's are alone in the
Governor Ordway has informed Commis­
sioner General Morehead, of the world's fair at
New Orleans, that Dakota will make an exhibit
of her mineral and agricultural resource" and
he could safely say that their exhibit of natural
curiosities, such as petrified wood and bodies of
mammoth pre-historic animals, would be of
marvelous interest.
The Bozeman Evening Conrier says the large
folding doom at each end of the Bozeman tun­
nel are kept closed, exoept when trains are due,
in order to keep the water inside from freezing.
All trains now run through the tunnel and there­
by save two miles and an hour in time. As soon
as the railroad oompany finish the ballasting
necessary, trains will run through the tnnnel at
the usual rate of speed.
After a few days country life, John Yegen haa
returned from his farm on Apple creek. Mr.
Yegen owns the famous Salisbury farm, and it
is feued that he will raise so many turnips next
year that the other farmers will be unable to sell
him any for bis city trade. Mr. Yegen says
everything looks well at the farm, but the fsam
the peach crop will be light next season.
"The Bismarck TRIBUNE is still harping on
'the noble edifioe.' "—[Sioux City Journal.
If youoould stand here and gaze upon that
noble edifice as we can, Mr. Journal, you would
wonder that we do not harp on it a great deal
w. Such a stupendously magnificent free
gift to a people wva never before heard of in the
annals of thia great country. A thousand harp
istera scattered about its towering and ponderoua
walls oould not do it jnstioe.
Mandan Pioneer: Papers were served on the
Northern Pacific railroad company by Lawyer
Rice yesterday, in a #20,00) suit brought against
the road by George S. Adams, of Dickinson, for
personal injuries received while jumping from a
switch engine at the latter place.
Capt. Baker reports that J. K. Wetherby will
sail from Liverpool, homeward bound, next
month, and contemplates again leaving Bis­
marck in August for the Pacific ooast via the
Northern Pacific, and thence on a tour of the
Geo. D. Hanscom, business manager of the
TR'BCNK. returned last evening from a visit of
several weeks to his family who aria spending
the winter in California. While absent he
gained several pounds in flesh, but is neverthe­
less glad to return to the bracing and exhilarat­
ing atmosphere of Dakota.
Frank Clark, of the firm of Clark & Co.,
wholesale fruit and commission merchants,
Minneapolis, arrived last evening to look after
some Bismarck consignments. He is a genial,
pleasant gentleman, and ships goods to Bis­
marck because, as he says, "it is bound to be the
beet city northwest of Minneapolis."
If housewives will m»ke sweeter, lighter, and
more digestible biscuits, cakes, etc., with Dr.
Price's powdeir than can be made with other
kinds, is it not an inoontestible proof of its pur­
ity and greater excellence? Give Dr. Price's
Cream Baking Powder a trial iu the oven and we
will warrant it to give perfect satisfaction.
Capt. Stephen Baker, U. 8. A., formerly sta­
tioned at Bismarck, and who yet retains large
property interests in the capital city, arrived last
evening from a four months' tour of Europe.
Capt. Baker left Bismarck in September, and
contemplated making a tour of the continent
with J. Wetherby, but arrived there ahead of
him. He left Mr. Wetherby a few weeks since,
en route to Italy, and states that he is enjoying
himself and will arrive home about April 1st.
About this time every year the following item
is a good reminder of the duty that the people
of Bismarck owe to others: "Every citizen
should constitute himself committee of one to
extend aid and c: urtesy to those who come
among us in search of locations or as casual
visitors. Especially those who start in some
needed branch of business should receive atten­
tion and encouragement. Oft times the man
who will hesitate, will c&Bt bis lot with a town
whose citizens give him a cordial reception, for
it makes him feel that he will be welcome, and
with many this feeling is needed to remove the
almost universal repugnance to starting in a
strange town."
The masquerade party and supper to be given
by the officers of Fort Lincoln occurs this even­
ing, and those fortunate enough to secure an
invitation are sure to attend. Ambulances for
the convenience of those who have no convey'
ances will start from the postoffice this evening
at 7:30 o'clock. Persons who desire to avail
themselves of this transportation so generously
tendered by the officers of the post will please
notify Capt. Wright at the United States Bignal
office before 11 a. m..
Lieutenant Alexander Ogle, Seventeenth in
intry, came up from Yates Tuesday. Alexan­
der is one ot the pioneer soldiers of the far west.
He came, many years ago, from his home in the
mountains of Pennsylvania to the wilds of Da­
kota. During the Sioux campaign of 1876 Alex­
ander wa adjutant general of the forces in and
around Fort Lincoln, including the great strong­
hold and key to the situation, Fort Clarke, or as
it was afterwards called, Fort Gurley. Upon
many nights Alexander and the writer have
chased the Sioux over the hills around Fort Lin­
coln, and always captured the enemy in the
club room, concealed in a black bottle. Then
and there we destroyed him, wiped him out'as it
were. Since those days Alexander has taken
unto himself a wife atd instead of chasing
Sioux he walks the floor at night singing bin
old army sons "Go to sleep, my baby darling."
Alexander says the one pair he has now are
worth more than any two pair he ever sat be­
hind. The Lieutenant is quaitered at. the Sher­
Mr. A. C. Jordan, associate editor of the
Minneapolis Tribune, arrived last evening, and
made arrangements whereby jhia paper will
hereafter receive complete telegraphic reports
from Bismarck, the capital city of Dakota. The
Tribune has received anew perfecting press and
new type, and has formed a combination with
leading eastern journals, whereby it secures the
use of a special wire to all important news
centers at and east of Chicago. In return for
this service apart of the Tribune contract is
that it shall furnish to the eastern newspapers
in exchange the news of the entire northwest
Mr. Jordan is now on an extended tour, arran­
ging for such service, and the liberal terms paid
and the number of agencies established, will
secure for the Tribune the most complete review
of northwestern news. The Tribune will also
make a special feature of collecting in the east
news of speoial interest to the northwest, and
its circulation will largely increase. Mr. Jordan
has been for fifteen or twenty years in the news­
paper harnum, and ten years ago assisted Col.
Lounsberry for a few weeks in conducting the
weekly TBIBUNE. He has not been in Bismarck
since that time, and naturally notes many
changes. That portion of the city now known
as Fisher's addition, was once filed upon as a
ninim by Mr. Jordan, but after investing $2 in
the enterprise, he abandoned it, and now nat­
urally regrets his action. Mr. Jordan expects to
return east this morning, but an effort will be
fpaHp to induce him to spend the day in making
a nota of the wonderful advanoement in growth
and civilization of the capital city.
Real Estate Sales.
Every day, as spring approaches the sale of
real estate increase and there ia already a large
inquiry that will soon lead to a brisk demand.
Yesterday Mr. H. J. Whitley sold sixteen lota in
Steele, Bix to Mr. Charles Benardof Pittsburg,
Pa., and ten to a New York gentleman. This
closed out the last of the lots in Steele, Whitley
& Clock's addition which was put onto the market
one year ago. Since that time Mr. Whitley
»lnn« haa sold nearly 936,000 worth of lota from
the addition and they have all now passed into
second bands at increased prioes. Messrs. Whit­
ley & McNeal also sold yesterday a quarter sec­
tion of land near Williamsport.
The Visit to Mandan.
Abont fifty gentlemen and twenty-five ladies
boarded the special train for Mandan Tuesday
night to aooept the invitation so kindly extended
to them to participate in the opening of the
roller rink in that city. All took their skates
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with them, and immediately upon arrival pro­
ceeded to the rink, where they were tendered
free admission. An hour or two waa pleasantly
spent in the fascinating amusement, about
twenty-five having pnt on akates while the
remainder joined the interested spectators. Bnt
few Mandan people were present, and scarcely
half a dozen dared venture upon the frolicsome
rollers in the preaenoe of their guests, evidently
preferring to take their first tumbles in private.
The Mandan rink haa a fine, hard-wood floor,
bnt is so much smaller than the Bismarck rink,
that the Bismarck skatera could not do them­
selves justice. It ia said that the Mandan peo­
ple during the summer will erect a rink as large
or larger than the Atheneum.
Valley City Times: A ltter from E. P. Wells
has been reoeived by B. W. Benson, in regard to
a suggestion as to the advisability of a meeting
of the territorial committee, at which the place
of meeting of the territorial convention for the
election of delegates to the Chicago convention
shall be settled. So far Huron seems to be in
the lead, and being central betw sen the two sec­
tions, may get the prize.
St. Paul Globe: There Is a great deal of grati­
fication felt in North Dakota at the information
recently reoeived from parties who have called
upon President Harris and General Manager
Oakes, in New York, to the effect that these gen­
tlemen intend to inquire olosely into the needs
and interests of the people along the line of the
Northern Pacific, and make tariff rates that will
be entirely satisfactory to the country through
which it passes, and aid in the development of
the agricultural resources with emigrant rates
that will not deter settlers.
The Pioneer Press says: General Emigration
Commissioner Groat, of the Northern Pacific, is
getting out a sheet containing notes and com­
ments from newspapers on the Northern Pacific
country. Ic will contain a summary of Gen. H.
V. Boyn ton's letters to the Cincinnati Commer­
cial Gazette, Col. E. P. Mitchell's letter to the
New York Sun, an extract from Henry Ward
Beecher's Thanksgiving Day sermon, and sta­
tistics and items of interest pertaining to Min­
nesota, Montana, northern Dakota, Idaho, Ore­
gon and Washington Territory.
The Polo Game.
With the exception of the evening of the mas­
querade party a larger audience never assembled
in the roller rink than the one of Wednesday,
attracted by the announcement of the first pub­
lic contest between the two polo clubs of this
city. The hall was filled at an early hour and-at
8 o'clock the spectators were requested to retire
to the gaUery and stage in order that the two
clubs might have the entire floor for the contest
and to prevent accidents. The game consists in
having a wicket or gate at each end of the hall
which is guarded by the respective clubs, and a
ball started from the center of the room mast
pass through one of the wickets to score the first
point in the game. The club whose gate the
ball parses through loses. The struggle of the
opposing members to drive the ball through
one gate and prevent its being driven through
the gate Which they guard is interesting and
exciting. The "Jewells" and the "Clippers"
were the opposing clubs last evening and there
was of course great interest manifested in de­
termining whioh should win the first game of
the kind ever played in Bismarck. The ball
was buffetted about for some minutes, at times
being completely lost in the struggling knot of
skaters but at last was driven by the Jewells
through the gate guarded by the Clippers. Tbe
second inning resulted in the same way, and the
game being the best two out of three, the Jew­
ells were declared the winnersof the game. The
tbird inning was however played for the amuse­
ment of the spectators and resulted in a victory
for the Clippers. The members of the winning
club are: John Bain, captain James Macnider,
Tog Wilson, E. W. Donahue, H. H. Palmer,
Harry Wetherby, Fred Mclntyre and B. Race.
A Carious .Letter.
R-'gister Rea of the United States land office
gets a good many curious letters regarding ap­
plications for land. Among the number is the
following received yesterday:
LITTLE MISSOURI, D. T., Feb. 3,1881.
J. A. R.— Dear Sir: I, Adolp EyBaud, do
hereby apply to enter under section 2289 of the
revised etatutes of the United States, Medora
township 81 Marquis de Mores neighbor con­
taining 160 acres going up the river.
Yours, Arc., A. EINAND.
School Reports.
The following pupils in tbe Central Publio
school in the grade taught by Miss Sara Thorn­
ton were perfect in attendance during the month
of January:
Lillie Blumenstine.
Lillie Fern.
James Atwell.
Jessie Taylor.
Besa Schreck.
Blanche Hussey.
Elsie Davis.
Bertha Davis.
Sophie Edberg.
Burr Kress.
Lee Kress.
Louie Schreck.
Theodore Taylor.
Jacob Atweil.
A Deserved Compliment.
Tbe skating of little Miss Eda Wakeman at­
tracted a great deal of attention at the roller
rink last evening. She is an accomplished as
well as a graceful skater.—| Mandan Pioneer.
This is a deserved compliment to a sweet little
maiden. It haabsen but a comparatively short
time since little Eda first attempted to skate,
yet she can now move swiftly about the rink and
keep pace with the older skaters, and move, too,
with an easy grace that pleases every one who
sees her.- It will not be long ere she will tax the
skill of some of the experts in the more difficult
Proved Up.
Tbe following persons made final proofs at
the United States land office yesterday:
Fred C. Stevens, of Carrington, on the south­
east quarter of section 10, town 146, range 67.
Christ Hendricson, of Carrington, on tte
northwest quarter of section 31, town 146, range
KnuteB. Olson, of Carrington, the southwest
quarter oftsection 8, township 146, range 67.
David T. Davis, of Svkeston, on the north­
west quarter of section 18, town 147, range 69.
A Denial.
BIBMABOK, D. T., Feb. 5,1884.
To THB EDITOB: Knowing that yon are
anxious to defend the right on all occasions,
and give blame where blame ia due, I with you
'r^PyVCK* J|
to be kind enough to insert the following oon
tradiotion of a report that ia circulating around
town to tbe effeet that I,tbe nndenigned,was the
one to give information to the offioer iu com­
mand at Fort Lincoln, in reference to the taking
and cutting of wood on Sibley Island. Now, I
take this opportunity of contradicting that
report an! emphatically deny having had any
ommunioation whatever with any person either
civil or military, and defy anyone to prove the
above named accusation. Hoping yon will be
kind enough to give thia the prominence it de­
serves in your next issue, 1 remain sir,
Yours respectfully,
The regular services are as follows: Preaching
every Sabbath at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sab
bath school at 3 p. m., under tbe management
of Harvey Harris assisted by an able corps of
earnest officers and teaohers. Prayer meeting
every Thursday evening at 7:30 p. m. There is
also a prayer service on Sabbath morning at 10
o'clock, conducted by C. H. Phelps. To all these
services the public generally are cordially
A well organised ladies' aid society meets
every Friday afternoon, of which the pastor's
Wife is president, Mrs. W. H. Francis, vice prer
iient, Mrs. M. E. Bows, secretary, and Mrs.E. C.
Ford, treasurer.
The singing of tbe congregation is conducted
by Mr. S. A. Bushman, as chorister, and Miss
Kate Dingeman, as organist.
The officers for this year are as fallows: Stew­
ards, E. S. Pierce, Harvey Harris, L. O. Wilson,
and E. C. Ford. Trustees: W. H. Francis, J. P.
Dunn, E. N. Corey, J. W. Jackson, E. C. Ford,
Geo. A. Thomas,E. S. Pierce all of whom gladly
unite with the pastor in giving a hearty welcome
to strangers.
The Party.
The first of the series of parties given by the
Governor's Guard last evening was not largely
attended, although a very large nimber of
tickets bad been sold. There has been so many
social entertainments of late and so many are
announced for the near future that the busi­
ness men felt content last evening with pur­
chasing a ticket and not participating in tbe
festivities. It is a pleasure to be able to an­
nounce that financially the party was an im­
mense success, and also that the comparatively
few who attended the party declare that tbe
music, tbe floor, the management and every
was perfect and tbe enjoyment of the evening
could only have been increased by a larger at­
tendance. Many who purchased tickets contem­
plate attending the masquerade ball at Fort
Lincoln tonight, and for that reason only rested
last evening. Undoubtedly tbe remaining three
of the series of parties will be largely attended.
To the Public.
A mysterious questionable and almost un­
known secret organization, sailing nnder the
high sounding title
of the "Knights of the Mystic
Star Chamber," has falsely published what pur­
ports to be article IX of the declaration of the
principles of the Knights of Labor. As an offi­
cer and member of that order I desire to de­
nounce the purported quotation as false in every
particular. The declaration of principles of the
order and tLe constitution and by-laws may be
inspected to prove the assertion above made.
Article IX of the declaration of principles of
the knights of labor reads:
"The abolishment of the contract system on
National, state and municipal work."
The above, or anything else published or up­
held by the knights of labor, cannot be con­
strued to represent such principles as are quoted
as a part of our creed by the mystic star cham­
ber. Furthermore, I desire to enquire aa to the
origin and membership of this self-conceited or­
der. Noneof the Bismarck members of labor
organizations ever heard of any other lodge of
knights of the mystic star chamber exoept
the Bismarck lodge, and extensive correspon­
dence has failed to secure any information from
any one who haa ever heard of the order. If it
baa a membership outside of Burleigh county,
will the organization that haa' aent forth tbe
malicious and untruthful statement name a few
of the members? The knights of labor will not
admit improper characters into membership.
Can the mystic star chamber members say aa
mnoh? B.F. GMDDBW,
Hethodlst £piseopal Church.
The Bismarck M. E. Church is centrally lo­
cated on the corner of Fifth and Thayer streets
opposite the court house. It waa erected by the
untiring efforts of Bev. J. M. Bull in the year
1880. It is a large commodious structure of the
gotHic style of architecture with corner tower
and steeple. At the time it waa built the so­
ciety waa small, and were unable to finish and
furnish the interior as was intended, although
the citizens rallied grandly to their support.
This has necessitated a rest for a couple of years,
the society worshipping in it in tbe meantime
in its unfinished condition. Daring the inter­
val the ladies of the congregation have not
been idle, but from time to time have held
sociables and given entertainments for the pur­
pose of completing the church as originally de­
signed. They have succeeded so well that
already the unfinished ceiling and rough walls
under the magic touch of the fresco
artist and knight of the paint brush
are becoming things of beauty, and it. is to be
hoped that in the no distant future the entire
edifice will be so finished and urnisbed as to
compare favorably with any church in the
northwest. The first Methodist minister ap­
pointed to Bismarck was Rev. Geo. W. Barnett,
of the Minnesota conference. This appoint­
ment wastmade, September 24, 1878, and con­
tinued for one year, when be was obanged to St.
Charles, Minn., and Bev. J.M. Bull appointed to
Bismarck. At this time there was an organiza-^
tion of fifteen members worshiping in the city
hali. Rev. Bull was continued the full pastoral
term of three years, being abundant in labors
and endearing himself to the hearts of the peo­
ple, while with hands and brain he toiled to
erect a suitable temple of worship. His suc­
cessor waa Rev. J. C. Rhodes, a transfer from
the Erie conference. Pa., who, on account of the
illness of his wife, remained but nine months.
This left the pulpit vacant till November 1st,
when the present pastor, D. C. Plannett, of th?
Erie conference, was secured as a supply. Since
that time regular servi ies have been held every
8abbath, and tbe congregations show considera­
ble increase, A series of revival meetings have
been in progress since the close of the union
services following tbe week of prayer, ia which
there is marked religious interest.
Organizer for Dakota.
The Friends.
Mr. ft. T, Bmtley. a member of the estimable
community of Quakers at Sandy Springs, Md.,
•ayabe was severely affeoted by rheumatism In
bia right hand Mr. Bentley applied St. Jacobs
Oil, the gnat pain earn, and by ita continued
use, in a short time, waa completely cured.
Fort Yates Correspondence.
It has been currently reported here that the
young ladies of the capital city ate to hold a
Leap Year ball in the near future, but according
to the present outlook on the reaervation it will
in a few days hence be extremely difficult to
find a sufficient supply of the "batch" nlmmit
in and around Bismarck to make np a nickle
ynm-yum party, mnoh less a leap year ball, un­
lets, forsooth, the enterprising young ladiea of
Dakota's metropolis import a considerable num­
ber from our eastern and more favored cities,
and prevail on a few New York and Philadel"
phia dudes to come west to promenade tbe out­
skirts of your city .for the purpose of soaring the
squaws away. Two hundred and thirty-one
dark eyed, pigeon-toed brunettes, dwelling near
and in the vicinity of Standing Bock are de­
manding permission to visit the banner city and
compel the batohelors to do their duty, their
whole duty, and nothing bnt their duty in re­
gard to the interests of Bismarck. Moreover,
they will have no backsliding in tbe matter.
Each and every one will have to take to himself
a wife. The agent haa requested me to write and
let you know how tbe case stands, for he can't
hold them back much longer. He is in a terri­
ble dilemma. If he allows them to go he will be
torn asunder by the white ladies who are trying
to rope in a partner for life if he holds tbem
back he will be scalped by the squawB who are
indignant at his trying to impede the march of
civilization. Our "ladies" here having heard
that there waa a number of unmarried men in
Bismarck, a list of which waa published in the
TRIBUNE some time since, hunted up the paper
and proceeded in a body to the interpreter,
Louis Primlau, ordering him to explain the
whole article under pain of an instant proposal.
Casting a glance over the motley crowd he was
oxly too glad to do anything they wished if they
dropped the proposal.
When he came to tbe name of "J. B. Adams,
a mainbrace of the TBIBUNE," Lone-Eyed Nel­
lie, second rib of Hitting Bull, champion coffee
cooler and beef-mangier of the great Sioux na­
tion, pricked up her ears and demanded to know
what a "mainbrace" was. When duly ex­
plained she was observed by Sway-Back Susan,
the other rib, to steal silently out of the assem"
bly and lasso her blanket, which had been play­
ing hide-and-seek with several others on the
sunny aide of the council hall. She was heard
to mutter, whilst bucklin? it on, that she would
allow no mainbrace of an influential paper to
continue outside of the holy bonds of wedlock,
and if the pale-face women were chicken
hearted and feared to propose, she who had
whacked the old man around for the last twenty
three years feared no cruBty old "batch." Even
if he was bald from the tip of hiB nose to tbe
nape of bis neck, he had at least the side
whiskers yet.
Since then she has not been seen. The gov
eminent sent a squad of police to hunt her up,
but she cannot be found. Yankton Bill, cross­
ing the Cannon Ball, saw tbe imprints of a moc­
casin in the snow, bnt as she wears her beels
pretty well forward on tbe outside, he could not
tell whether itfwas Lone Eye Nellie going north
or some bandy-legged galoot going south, but is
inclined to believe it was her. We are anxious
to leain if the Twinkler has twinkled his last
twinkle if so, Sitting Bull has decreed that he
and his whole band should wear tbe festive robe
for six weeks, and abstain from cooking white
men's coffee for the space of two hours, Fort
Yates time.
revenous a not moutens,
as the French
say. After Louis Primeau explained the article
thoroughly and disappeared behind several soap
boxes, where he knew they dare not follow him,
the squaws held a meeting and the following
resolutions were passed without one dissenting
WHEBE&S, God, in His infinite wisdom, has
decreed every fourth year a leap year,
and civilized nations have decided that young
ladies can, with perfect propriety, demand the
hand and heart of any single gentleman with­
out their daring to refuse and
WHEBEAS, The Bismarck TBIBUNE, having tbe
interests and population of our capital city at
heart, doing all in its power to further the
former and increase the latter be it
Resolved, That we, 231 brunettes, of all sizes,
ages, conditions of life and pigeontoedness,
wend our way to Bismarok and corral all the
batchelorsin and around that famous city.
Two more squaws, Good-Wood Mollie and
Toe-Nail Peggie, have left reservation.
They are supposed to be in quest of Messrs. B.
B. Mellon and Lee Eisenberg. "CATKA."
[NOTE.—Mr. Adams, of the TBIBUNE, was
called east last evening on important business.
He left on this morning's train.—ED.]
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national money-order office on the 1st of May,
1883. Orders can be obtained at any Canadian
International money order office, payable at
Bismarck. If tbe Canadian postmaster has not
official information to this cffect—as some
have not—ask him to write the Canadian post
office department for information.
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