A few evenings since the fire alarm was sounded and everybody and his neighbor turned out without ceremony to fight the enemy. This time it proved to be a large haystack situated in the rear of the post trader's buildings and owned by Messrs. Leighton & Jordan
. The previous heavy rains had so wet this hay that the efforts of the fire department were crowned with success after some three hours hard labor and the stack saved with slight loss. Had a high wind, such as we are sometimes favored with in this section, prevailed, much damaged must have ensued.
Bismarck Weekly Tribune, 5/19/1878