Neil Bell, last Monday morning procured a pony and started before having his breakfast, in search of his cattle which had strayed off, supposing that he would find them immediately. He soon got on their track, and found that they had started for Minnesota, their old home. After following most of the day, he concluded to return, as he was without provisions, and he thought that it was a long time between meals. At supper declared that henceforth as long as he stayed in Dakota, nothing should induce him to start anywhere until he had laid in a good breakfast. Tuesday, John Bell and Geo. W Vennum, well prepared with supplies, started on the trail of the cattle, determined to bring them back.
Jamestown Alert, 7/4/1878