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THE PIONEER DAYS.
Interesting Recollections of Pioneer Days in Jamestown and Western North Dakota. Mrs. Chenery of Jamestown Writing a Series of Interesting Sketches of Early History. First White Child Born of Parents Who Came from Bismarck—Recollections of Indians. Mrs. Chenery of Jamestown is writ ing a series of sketches of early his tory of Jamestown. They will be in teresting all through the western part of the state for the reason that the experiences of all western towns were similar and closely linked together. A portion of one of her sketches is as follows: It would not. be correct to say that we had much fear of our red neighbors, as the fort was a trust worthy protection but still, there were times when wild rumors of hostile raids would fill all hearts with terror of some lurking savage foe. Large parties of Indians were frequently camped here oil their way from the Devils Lake reservation to the Mis souri river and the reverse, and it was a common thing for five or six hundred of them to indulge their dancing pro pensities in the woods near our house, •which was located about where the round house now stands. These so cial occasions were very interesting to those who listened—and no works can uescribe the awful pandemonium of these barbaric orgies. On one occasion a friendly Indian, son of old Left Bear, brought tidings that a hostile party from Standing Rock was heading for Jamestown, and a number of people on the east side barricaded themselves in the depot. Our family, however, did not leave home, but I can remember watching my father load his guns to be ready for any emergency. The alarm proved to be unfounded and our peace re mained unbroken. At some time dastardly murders had been committed by an Indian near Pembina and soon after a friendly In dian woman, old Susie, came to my father with the tidings that the mur derer and some of his friends were camped here in the woods and that she had seen the scalps of his victims. This sent a thrill through our little community, but the Inuians escaped to tne Missouri. He was subsequently ar rested and 1 believe was hanged. The Indian is much given to friendly visiting and does not always announce his presence according to the rules of polite society. On one occasion mother entered the sitting room to find eleven formidable looking red men ar rayed in their gayest blankets and brightest paint, sitting around the room oil the floor, but they were only making a state call, and departed after smoking the pipe of peace with my father. There were amusements, too, in those days, principally dancing. Oc casionally grand balls were given in the dining room at the fort. Balls were always "grand" in that long ago time—written with a very large "G." They were also in the second story of Mr. Kelley's store and other build ings. (The other buildings were sa loons. This, of course, confidential.) At the rear of my father's hall there were beds where his men slept but these were convenient, serving as nurseries where babies could sleep peacefully while their mothers "tripped the light fantastic toe." Once some one sat down upon an unfortunate infant, but no harm was done. Frontier children were not del icate. And here I will mention that the first white child born in Jamestown was a baby boy, named Frank, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Billieimer, who came here from Bismarck. The father was afterwards arrested for theft, but while being taken to 1'embina for trial jumped from the Red river steam boat into the water to save a child from drowning, and this deed made it easy for him to escape from the hand of justice without punishment. The first marriage ceremony was performed by Mr. Kelley, who was then a notary public. The contract ing parties were a Miss Bowden and a soldier named Gillespie. The first death was that of a man employed at the fort, who was buried in the old military cemetery. Our winters were long and dreary, it cannot be denied, as it must be re membered that for some years there were no trains from fall until spring and the only communication with the outside world was by stage, and as storms were many and terrible great suffering was often experienced by the hardy men whose vocation forced them to face the inclement weather. Of course the fort was a bar to com plete stagnation and, personally, some of my happiest memories are con nected with those army children who •were my playmates in that long time ago. There are sad memories too. In the spring of *7t two companies of the Seventh cavalry came here from Totten and campe^. in the valley near the road which ascends Capital hill. One was in command of Capt. Keogh —known as the handsomest man in the regiment—and the other was under Capt. Weir. The latter was engaged to Miss Forbes, Capt. atterson's sis ter-in-law, and he would often enter tain her little sisters and myself in his tent to lunch or dinner. They finally left for the west and with wistful eyes we children watched the gallant little troop pass beyond our visioii most of them to their deaths in the awful Cus ter massacre, Capt. Iveogh's command being annihilated. IF WOMEN ONLY KNEW What a Heap of Happiness it Would Bring to Many a Home. Hard to do housework with an ach ing back, Hours of misery at leisure oif at work. If women only knew the cause Backache pains come from sick kidneys, Doan's Kidney Pills will cure it. Thousands of people endorse this. Mrs. W. C. Sherman of 2:5 Front street east, Fargo, N. D., says: I feel that I can with good reason recom mend Doan's Kidney Pills for aching backs and disordered kidneys for I know what they did for me. I suf fered from my back and there was a pain across the lower part which never let up. My husband bought me a box of Doan's Kidney. Pills from Wilser's drug store, Day's old stand. Its use gave me positive relief from the back ache and corrected the action of the kidney secretions. If I have any re currence of the trouble I now know what to use." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y., sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan's and take no substitute. Memorial day is being celebrated in the city this afternoon. The weather is pleasant, and the day an ideal one for a celebration. The cere monies under the auspices of the G. A. R. are fitting and being well attended. This afternoon the procession formed at the post room and marched to the Atheneum. The —theneum had been suitable decorated and the services were well attended and interesting. Aside from the regular ritual services was the reading of Lincoln's address, which has been requeste- oi all posts in the department. Rev. Joss made the address to the post, and it was flitting and appropriate. Excellent music was rendered by a choir under tne direction of Mesdames Lucas and Klaus. Flowers were not as numerous as in some former years, owing to the fact that plants blossoming so early this spring, the blossoms have disap peared and it was impossible to get them. Banks and public institutions are closed, and the offices at tne capitol are closed in consideration cu the holi day. SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION^ At the meeting of the State Sunday School Association at Grand Forks, Rev. C. H. Phillips of Jamestown was elected one of the vice presidents. J. :»i. Wylie of Drayton was elected pres ident. Treasurer Griffith presented his report showing a total sum of *-lo raised during the year and a bal ance on hand of jjCio. Among the reso lutions adopted were the following: "Resolved. That we are heartily in sympathy with the movement toward emphasizing the teaching of social purity and temperance in our schools, and toward placing the appalling evils o£ cigarette smoking before our pupils, and that we respectfully urge the min isters of all denominations of our state to preach on these vital subjects at least once a year. "Resolved, That temperance prin ciples and active support of the tem perance cause are an important part of the Sunday school. Particularly in North Dakota must we urge the highest standarus upon the young, for we are as a city set upon a hill, and cannot be hid. We deeply lament the canteen in the army and the Ameri can saloon in our new possessions, and call upon congress and the president of the United States to abolish those evils. We urge the observation of the Fourth of July as a patriotic tem perance day, under the auspices of our Sunday schools." Queen Victoria has a walking stick which was once the property of Charles II, to whom it was presented by a citizen of Worcester. Originally it was a branch of the tree in Boscobel in which Charles II. hid when he was pursued by Cromwell's men. To the plain gold handle which first orna mented the stick Queen Victoria has had added a queer little Indian idol & part of the loot from Seringapatam. Secretary Hay's collection of liter ary curiosities has been edded to by a chapter from ine original manuscript of "Qu'o Vadis." ?inmi BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY, JUNE 1 1900. WASHBURN PLEASED General Washburn Returns from a Trip Along His New Road Well Please^ With Prospects. Locates Ferry Site at Washburn, With Sites for Water and Light Plants and Elevator. Promises Special Train to Wilton on July 4 for the Accommodation of Passengers to Wilton. General W. D. Washburn returned last Thursday from a trip to Wilton and Washburn along the line of his new road. He is well pleased with the work that has been done and the prospects for the new setllers along the road who have bought land, from his holdings, and says things look bright for the new road. At Wash burn he selected the site for the ferry with the west side of the river, and sites for a water works plant and elec tric light plant. Sites were also se lected for elevators along the line, one of them at Arnold, ten miles north of Bismarck. A busy scene greeted the general all along the line of the road. There are teams at work on every quarter of a mile of grade and 1-3 teams at work in all between Bis marck and Wilton. The latter town is building and half a dozen new buildings are going up. A drive was also made to the Satter lund coal mine, General Washburn having bought three sections of coal lands adjoining. Coal has also been found at Wilton. General Washburn also took his first ride over his new road, going with the construction engine for a distance of three miles over the rails that have been laid in the past few days. The* tracklayers are out about four miles, work having been a little delayed to put in several bridges. The grading between Bismarck and Wilton will be completed this week and on Monday next the work of grading beyond Wil ton will begin. Improvements are progressing in the yards of the company here. The old stage barn on the terminal site has been removed and will be replaced with a convenient freight and passen ger depot. A stand pipe is being placed in the yards also. Four flat cars arrived last night and there are more on the way. general Washburn promises a spe cial to Wilton on July 4 over the tracks of the new road. It will be drawn by the new engine, "Washburn" which will be the next locomotive to arrive. At the meeting of stockholders of the road the following were elected directors for the ensuing year: W. Washburn, M. B. Coon, C. M. Ams den, and J. W. Raymond of Minne apolis and C. B. Little of Bismarck. SICK HEADACHES, The curse of overworked womankind, are quickly and surely cured by Karl's Clover Root Tea, the great blood puri fier and tissue builder. Mqney re funded if not satisfactory. Price 25 cents and 50 cents. E. S. Beardsley Druggist, Fourth St. NEPHEWS HERE. Two Nephews of Simon Welch Arrive in the City, Upon Being Notified of His Death. Two nephews of the late Simon Welch, who was murdered at his farm near the city several days ago, are in the city, having arrived from Morris, 111. They are sons of „a brother of Simon Welch and are prosperous and well-to-do farmers in northern Illinois. Welch and several brothers came from Ireland about fifty years ago, and the members of the family separated. Simon came west and ten or twelve years ago inserted an advertisement in the Irish World, inquiring for the whereabouts of his brothers. This came to the attention of one of them, the father of the two sons now here, and he was in tn'e city to see his brother in 1SS!). The boys now here do not know whether the other broth ers are alive or not, or, if alive, what are their whereabouts. They will re main in the city until after the admin istration of the estate is applied for. Unless the other brothers are found they will be the heirs to the property of the deceased man. Coroner White still has the case in charge but the coroner's jury has made no further investigation of the case, nor will they until the capture of Chil koff, suspected of the murder. During the first four months of this year railway earnings for the whole country were 15.8 per cent larger than in the corresponding months of 1899. 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