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A KENTUCKY MOB.
The Sheriff of the County Leads the G(ing-His 13rother-ln-Law and Cousin Amnong the Intended Victinis-A Short and De cisive Battle. lrr ..'r'Ei:LtN, Ky.. M:,y 25 -There has been co.,itiLi d ill thecouly ju:il of this [Moitgomnery] c:iunty for 10 dlays past, J no. Barirclt, :1nd 10 companiotn-. known as the Ba:rnw:tt gang, charged witi the murder of Vaugh Hilton, on the night of Saturd:ay May 12th near the Manefee line. Rumnors had reached Judge Jas. H. Ulazelrigg, of this city some days ago that a m11b from Manefee county was com ing to take the prisoners it night and hang some of them. Last night Marshall Punch, who was acting as jailor for the time being, and IPcpnluty-Sheriltl Geo. McCormick were keeping guard in the hallway of the *.dil. Richard Farmer, Jas. Thomas and Jessie Hamlin, armed with shotguns, Spencer rifles and pistols, \ ere stationed in a front room up stairs. Atl o'clock A. M. a mob of 100 or more on horseback, entered Mount Sterling from the direction of Manefec and rode rapidly to the jail, where they were reinf.orced by a small party on foot. When they advanced to the gate of the jail yard. Jtichard Farmer, from his window above, wi h his shotgun well loaded with huckshot in his hand, cot'mnunale a hatir, and asked who they were and what they wanted. "WE WANT BLOOD, and are going to have it," was promptly responded, and to the further command of Farmer to halt they sung out in the night air, "close up this way ; they wVont shoot," and at the same moment one of the mob entered the gateway. When just within the gate another message came from Far mer, but this time it was a leaden one of buckshot which flhed the leader with deamon like yells. lhe mob commenced firing, then the guards from the upper windows mean while returned the fire as rapidly as possible, for thee or four min utes, when the mob retreated. The bells of the court house and engine house were promptly rung. Cerro Gordo guards and many citizens soon came to the rescue. Upon opening the jail door the wounded man, who had fallen forward upon the steps, was carried into the jail and there rec ognized as A. J. Ringo, the high sheriff of Manefee county. Near the jail, wounded in the leg, was found Thos. Clark, a wealthy farmer. Shortly afterward two or three stray saddled horses, with no ri ders, were found. A BUNCH OF ROPE, with two hangmen's knots carefully made were found near Ringo's body. Ringo is dangerously wounded, None of the guards were wounded. The general sen timent of the public here is that it was very unfortunate that the mob did not suc ceed in hanging the Barnett gang, as they are considered desperadoes of a most dan gerous type. This affair seems to be the result of a family feud existing for a long c term of years past. Ringo, the wounded i; leader of the mob, has three cousins and one b brother-in-law in the outlaw gang whom y he was attempting to hang. He has al- a ways enjoyed an excellent reputation in his community as a fine officer and a law abiding citizen. An Important Expedition. Under the above caption the San Fran cisco Chronicle says : Lieutenant Schwatka, Assistant Surgeon Wilson C. A. Homan, of the engineer corps of the army, with three privates, have been sent by the war department on an exploring expedition along the Chilcat and the Youkon rivers in Alaska. Their outfit is for a six months' tout and their orders authorize Schwatka to employ Indian guides and carriers. They are to ascend the Chilcat from its mouth to its source and from thence cross the divided range to the presumed head of the Yukon, which they are instruc ed to descend to its mouth. We think it an oversight of the department that a geologist and mineralogist was not also de tailed for this exploration of what is as much a terra incognita as the source of the Congo were before Dr. Livingstone's time. A general belief founded upon Indian re ports and white rumors, prevails on this coast that there is, rich and extensive aurn. ferous region, on the Yukon river; and these rumors and report are fortified by the fact that on the Asiatic side of the straits placer and gold quartz mines have been successfully worked for over a cen tury upon a continuation of the line of the Yukon's source, or where its source is pre sumed to be; for that is as much in doubt as Livingstone's explorations on the Luall aba left the scoueces of the Nile till H. M. Stanley settled the point by traversing the Luallaba to the mouth of the Congo. Notwithstanding this oversight and com parative paucity of the expedition in num bers, we confidently anticipate important results from It. Lieutenant Schwatka is a a successful Polar adventurer; a man of great energy, courage, push, and intelli gence, and in the half year's time allowed him for this exploration the public will be much disappointed if he does not re turn with a volume of valuable information from the North and its great river. Monsana Mining Clatoas. WASHINGToN, May 25.-The secretary of the interior to-day issued an order direct ing the commissioner of the general land office to recognize the claims of settlers on lands embraced in the territory ceded to the United States under the treaty ratified by the act of congress April 11, 1882. The order formally opens the ceded coun try to settlement. The secretary has Just completed the agreements with the In. dians required in the treaty and the act of a ratification. The order recognizes settle ment made after the date of the approval of the ratifying act. The order opens up the following described territory: Beginning In the middle channel of th Yellowstone at a point byppelte the iiouth of Boulder creek, theie up the mIdd channel of said river ito a point where crosses the a.utfb~'aodry of . Territory, being the4ith deg a hat itudes tmhen e t ea ' latitude to a point where said parallel crosses Clark's fork : thence north to a se point six miles south of the first standard parallel, being on the township line be tween township 6 and 7 south : thence west oh the township line to the 110th meridian of longitude: thence north along said me re ridian to at point either east or Nwest of the is source of the e:1.ern branch of Boulder ret, ek : thence dos1vn ,t''ilder creek to plat e " of begininlg. e '1'he sect;o .mrnbraces ,ver 5,000,000 acres for which t he governlmet pays the Indians :e nnually $30,000 for twenty-five years, in . adiitiou to the annuities and sums for ;o provisions and clothing, stipulated and provided for in previous treaties and laws. g The agricultural lands remaining in the ' reservation have, under the treaty, been surveyed and divided among the Indians k in severalty and patents issued to each. e The ceded lands have been surveyed and d are ready for settlement by the public. ' Pioneer Press. d Ben Butler is M.d. BOSTON, May 25.-Gov. Butler sent a long letter to the State Board of Health, 1 in which, after citing correspondence ad dressed him by Sanborn, secretary of the board, in Fe ?ruary :lat in relation to, his (the governor's) inxuires as to th n.umber of dead bodies sold from TeIwsbury. he claims that Sarborn's letter (enclos, I) is unparalleled in plrtinence. He .:a so convinced as to the imprepriety of this let ter that on Feb. 21, he dictated a letter to Y the chairman of the board, which, upon f reflection, he did not send for various rea t sons. te also received another letter ' from Sanborn, dated May 1, which he also b considered so impertinent that he request 3 ed Sanborn to address him no further com - municatious, upon any subject, except in answer to inquiries. The Governer says: I "Notwithstanding this I received another 1 letter from Sanborn, stating that the at r torney-general had given the board two opinions. One opinion, not given to the - board but to the executive arid others, was entirely unofficial." He appeals to the board so require Sanborn to cease from I distracting the attention of the executive from other important and laborious duties, by continual impertinent and unsought correspondence. He can not refuse to re ceive communications from him as long as he is the organ of the board, and he is loath to refuse all communication from the I board, and should only doso fi a last E measure of self-defense. He does not con- 1 sider Sanborn an officer of the Govern- 1 ment. His appointment was not consented t to by any governor since 18790, neither has he taken the oaths required by the laws of f the State necessary to qualify him as an oflicial. Such being his condition, he -an- t not consent tb Sanborn's acting further as r secretary of the board, nor can he allow a any money drawn from the treasury to be a used under his directions. I have now the best saddles and harness in Montana. If you want a good article call and examine the goods. The best is t is the cheapest. Don't be deceived into buying snide saddles and harness when you can get the genuine goods at home, and every article warranted. Jos. SULLIVAN. TAKEN UP. Taken up by me upon the Marias, about one hundred miles from Benton, and near Sol Abbot's, one bay horse, branded S on left shoulder, white strip on face and hind feet white; also a gray horse branded T on right shoulder and H on left shoulder; I weight about 900 pounds, age, seven years. The owner will please prove proper 1 ty, pay the costs of feed and this advertise Sment and take the amimals away. JAs. McDEVTTr, Sheriffof Choteau County. MITCHELL WAGON. This wagon is the most popular in Mon tana. S. C. Asbby sold more in Helena last season than all other wagons offered. We sold last year before half the season was over, more than we ever sold before in one year. Every wagon is guaranteed to haul more than any other make of same size. and ifuany arebroken, the first year, with loads that similar wagons will carry, we will pay for all repairs and blacksmith bills I. G. BA KER & Co. Stray Horses. Came to my ranch about one month ago one brown horse about nine years old with spot in forehead, forefeet shod, weight be tween thirteen and fourteen hundred. No brands. Also one bright bay between eight and nine years old, shod all around, weight thirteen or fourteen hundred. No brands. Harness marks on both. The own. er can have same by proving property and paying charges. Call at my ranch on the Missouri river, or address E. W. Buz., Sun River, M. T. Hanchment You will save money by buying Sulli van's harness, which he warrants superior to any Concord harness in Montana. Call and examine goods. FIRST NATiONAL BANK --OF F'rt Benton, M. T. CASsa ArITAL. (taMiug) 510E0000 satrPLUs, - * *. tSspoo W. G. CORAD, Psrel eat, JOB. L. . VicePats. E.G. )L&CLAY, Oasbt WE3 TttA ACT 8AN-l f" I K, "a s ACiS ·n w a d wa el O VIINEL L U KVS: O,DONNELL OK a Letter from the Distillers of OtCon. rd nell 0 K. e st CIN.CrNATI, OHIO, May 19, '1883. in W. S. Wetzej, Esq., Benton, Mg. T: e- DEAR &IR.-Our attention his been call 1e ed to the antics of one J. M. O'Donnell in er your city with reference to our celebrated ie brand of whisky O'Connell (O K, and his impudent assertions in our papers that es itr, is a counterfeit of his so-called O'Don ns nell O K. Tnis man O'Dnnell is an ar in rant humbug, well known in this city or where he once flourished after a: fashi-n, id and left a record behinl him. _A h;i 's. "claims" about ahe brand. it is on.ly ie necessary to say that the O'Connell brand n of whisk - was distilled by our predeces as -ors, Saml. N. Pike & Co.. a:ld had a wide h. reputation before Mister O'Donnell left id his native bogs in Ireland. The following letter received a few years ago from Mr. Henry Pike, brother and partner of Samuel N. Pike, will per haps be of interest to yourselves and the public generally in this connection: NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 1878. FRIEND JOHNSON.-TO my great aston - ishment I saw by the papers that J. M. e O'Donnell had you arrested for inftringe ,i went on the brand calledl O K. This is a piece of great outrage on you. If you rx ill t look back over the old books of S. N. & IT. Ie Pike (which I presume von have) voal will is find that I established the brand of O K o O'Connell Bourbon" as :ar hick as 18:51 or 0)2, long before O'Donnell ever thuqlht of going into business in this counttr!. If I o .an serve you in the matter you can com n inand my services." Your old Friend. H. PIKE. r The "arrest" mentioned above in Mr. o Pike's letter was of a piece with O'Don nell's general character. The case was, of i- course, dismissed, and had O'Donnell any n responsibility to make it worth our time, : we should have made it quite interesting r for him. But he was "bomb-proof" in that respect then, and so far as we know o is no better now; like the man who began e business on nothing and ended the same a way-he holds his own. e A sufficient answer to this man O'Don i nell is that if he has any "claims" we in e vite him to come to Cincinnati and test them in the courts. This he will never t do, of course, for obvious reasons. His - O'Donnell brand has never troubled us in a the least. It might be "O'Flaherty's O K," for all we would care. In point of purity, quality and all that a fine whisky t should possess to give it merit before the public, it is absurd to consider the stuff he tries to sell as in any sense comparable I to theO'ConnellO K; and if we are not greatly mistaken this is about the size of it in Benton. While we dislike notoriety especially of the newspaper kind and regard it as hu miliating to have to defend ourselves after an honorable record of many years against such persons as O'Donnell, we would be pleased to have the contents of this letter given to the public through your press, after which we will, and you may also, treat this humbug with the con tempt he deserves. Respectfully yours W. W. JOHTuso & Co., Sole proprietors and Distillers of the Celebrated O'Connell O K Wkisky. P. S. O'Donnell, we understand, "claims" to have a distillery, if so, it must be located in Spain or some other favored locality-it certainly is not in Kentucky. We are of the opinion that if diligent search could be made among the St. Louis rectiflying houses Mr. O'Donnell's "Distil lery" might be discovered in a conveni ent corner of one of them. That is not the kind of a "Distillery" to expect nruch pure whisky from, no matter how much advertised, or however fancifully put up and branded, or by what name it may be called. W. W. J. & Co. Notice. Notice is hereby given, that from this date, no person or persons will be asso ciated or interested with me, in any min ing locations made by me in the future. JOSEPH W. MEEK. HUGHESVILLE, Meagher county, M. T., April 30, 1883. Womans Friend. Having been troubled for many years with kidney disease, with severe pains in my back and limbs-my ankles were at times very baily swollen--I was advised to go to the hospital for treatment, which I did on the advice of a friend, but found no relief, at least only of a temporary na ture, and I had given up all hope of a cure until my husband was advised to use Hunt's Remedy by a friend that had used it and been cured of a severe case of dropsy and kidney trouble. I procured a bottle, and had not used one-half of the bottle be fore I began to be better, no pain in the back, and the swelling of my limbs com menced to go down, and my appetite was much better, for I had become so bad that all I ate distressed me very much. It was really dyspepsia, combined with the other troubles. I have used tour bottles, and am able to do my work and attend to household duties which before had been a burden to me, and I can only thank Hunt's Remedy for the health and happiness which I now enjoy, and esteem it a great privilege and duty to give you this letter in behalf of my many suffering lady friends in Boston and the country, and can only say in conclusion that if you once try it ,you will be convinced as I was, even against my own will, that Hunt's Remedy is indeed a woman's friend. You ae at liberty to use this for their benefit if you so choose. Respectfully yours, SMg. WK. OGRAY, X Goeldsmith, 1416 Tremont- Street, . April , 1883. Boson., Btrq1 tfr efot Be ton, on or about May 1th, on sie lihti romel holre, abo.# Sold; Vtweigh; *bou pounds bran ed lsh era Ti aitai revs SGRAND UNION HOTEL. FOItT BENTON, M. T. - . 1 1 SPITZLEY & TRAVERS, Proprietors. Jo N T ."r rPnY E. G. MACLAY*. W.W. HIGGINS. MURPHY, MACLAY & CO. Wholdsale and Retail Dealers in HARDWARE GROCERIES! WIN ES, LIQUORS ' CIGARS! Glass and Queensware, Stoves, Tinware, MACHEINFERY, &C. We have the exclusive sale of the celebrated SCHUTTLER WAGONS, Buckeye, Binders, Buckeye MLowers, Buckeye Table Rakes, Furst & Bradley's S ulky Plows, Sewing Machines, A. WV. Coates & Co's. Lock Lever Hay Rakes, Scutt's 4-point Barbed Wire, and Schlitz Milwaukee Beer. We also carry in stock 4-pound Wool Sacks, Wool Twine, Ward & Payne and Kan garoo Sheep Shears, Little's Chemical Fluid, the great English Cold Dip, a perfect cure for scab and a complete eradicator of lice and ticks. Also Hill's pure Sulphured Lesf Tobacco anl Ilill's Tobacco Extract, the strongest and best Tobacco known on the market. We manufacture everything in Tin and Sheet Iron, Sheep Tank Bottoms, &c. Highest Cash Prices paid for Robes, Furs, Skins ahd Peltries. Come and see us. We guarantee you honest goods at bottom prices. MURPHY, MACLAY & CO. THE LEADING HOTEL. . II. _ f. - S".SOrT OcF 1888. The reputation of this well-known house for neatness, careful management and ' BEST TABLE IN THE CITY will be maintained JERE SULLIVAN, Proprietor. M. A, FLANAGAN, Fort Benton, : : : : : : lit mantana. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN Dru#gs and Chemicals, STADARI PATIENT MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS, iET ARTICLES, UOULDJER BRACES, VARNISHES, ?ERFUMRRY, TRVSSES, DYE-STUFFS, OAPS, PONES; ~f'I on S1883. Old Reliable Coulson Line Dacotah, Big Horn, Rosebud, Josephine! The fastoas and most elegantly appointed boats on the river, will make reg ulr trips between Yankton, Bismarck and Fort Benton. For freight and passage rates apply to W e v. 'lARRATTA, Gea,' Supt., Risamarck, Dakota. W. S. WVLTZEL, Agent, Benton, M. T1 SS. WEJlZEL FORT BENTON, " * * MONTANA. WB OLESALE and Retail GROCER! DRY COODS, BOOTS and SHOES, Wines, Liquors and Cigars. O'Oonnel 10. K. Whisky Constantly on hand. RECEIVING, FORWARDITG AND COMMISSION. George J. Rl wal & Co., -0 JUWELRT JE!WZLayF I I -:o: BARGAINS ! BARGAINS ! AT COST! Our "3-Entire Mstooe of Jewelry" CONSISTING OF Diamonlts, Wat18s, Sillvr ae Platel Ware, Clocs, litc. We Offer Entire Stock at Cost forfthe next Sixty Days to Close Business. G EO. J. RINGWALD & CO. CENTRE PRODUCE MARKET ]zlaaINra ; T Poie . V EGETABLES ! Poultry, Oysters, Fish, EGGS, BUTTIE!R ---.A.d Fruit. On Main street Near the Centre Meat Market. :-0 IW Ranchmen and farmers who have produce for sale are invited to call on the new firm who will purchase from them at the highest market prices. novit! MONTANA STABLES! 11Leolpene. Under the Dersonal management of CHARLhS CRAWFORD. The Best Way and Feed to be had AlWays on .Mand and. Careful and attentive hostlers in attendance. -4-- l athe se e.nr w mi glad t mer to ugul -. -a OAWe U -K.r.'vf'A '; t.bso th with W~e4~wl r o r he` -n: ~ V P-ýI