A Quiet Pay Day.
Pay day at Fort Lincoln last week was exceptionally quiet. The soldiers were as a a rule content to remain in their quarters and those who did become hilarious skipped to the Point where they could hold high carnival with Texas Charlie and other notorious prostitutes without the least danger of being "milled" by the guard. Pay day usually is but a signal for Discipline to quit her throne, and for that old usurper, "budge," to reign supreme, but this time everything passed off very quietly, and but few of the boys will be compelled to lay down their "hand" at a garrison court on a "raise" of $10 and thirty days at the wood pile.
The Bismarck Tribune, 1-27-1879