Wm. S. Alexander, an outrider for the Northwestern Stage Co., indulged too freely in fluid extracts on Tuesday last and while playing "Big Indian" at Sturgis City, about three miles west of Fort Lincoln, was roughly but justly dealt with by Mr. Mitchell, the owner of the station at that place. Alexander drove Mitchell into the house and abused his wife, and finally fired two shots at Mitchell, who concluded he had permitted enough of that kind of fun and put a couple of holes into Alexander for keepsakes. He was brought to Bismarck and is reported doing well. A serious but effectual lesson.

Bismarck Weekly Tribune, 5/10/1878

Seven Cents

Posted 05/21/2014