Silas remarked that Yankton was astir about Bullock, on speculation that he was well liked by the Montana power structure. Rumors that Bullock, when he lived in Montana, was slated for political advancement. Possiblity that Bullock was a plant by the Montana political structure to oversee the incorporation of Deadwood. Not sure of the geography, but the conversation suggested that Deadwood situated where it could be incorporated by Montana or South Dakota. Bullock may be there to make sure Deadwood [and it's riches] are incorporated by Montana.