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HOW HAMNER WAS HANGED.
The Winterset, Iowa, Mob Finally Mustered Courage to Lynch the Newal Murderer at the Third Attempt. Luke Short, the Gambler, Secures a Backdown by the Dodge City, Pansas, Authorities Cow Boys Killed. DESMOLNES, June 3.-About a week ago the particulars of a foul murder commit ted almost a year ago near Winterset, Madison county, were first made public. A convict, named Pugh, who was serving out a sentence for horse stealing, furnish ed the evidence which led to the discov ery. The murdered man's name was New ell, and he had mysteriously disappeared on the 13th day of last June. Pugh stated that the missing man had been murdered by a farmer named John iHamner, for the purpose of robbery, Newell having but a short time previously received several hundred dollars pension money, and that. the body of the dead man was buried in the woods near H1mn er's farm. Pugh was brought from the penitentiary to Winter set, and in company with the sheriff drove o it near the IHamner place and pointed out the spot. A vigorous use of shovels soon discovered a human body in an ad vanced stage of decomposition. There was a bullet hole in the head, the skull was fractured as by a rock, and the throat was cut. There was indisputable evidence that the remains were those of Newell, and that he had been murdered. Pugh stated that Hamner had disclosed the fact of the murder to him; that he had assisted in the burial. There was further corroborative evidence of an indisputable hcaracter, showing that Hamner did the deed, and he coroner's jury so found. HIamher was held in the Winterset jail, and his prelim inary examination fixed for the coming week. On Wednesday night a mob gath ered at the fair grounds for the purpose of LYNCHING THE PRISONER, and marched into town. They were met at the public square by the police, and were driven back and dispersed. The at tempt was repeated Thursday night, but was again defeated by interference of offi cers. Two successive failures caused con siderable sport among law abiding citizens, but as nothing was done Friday night, it was supposed better counsel had prevailed, and the attempt would not be repeated. Everything was unusually quiet in the village last night, but at 5:30 o'clock this morning the town was suddenly aroused by the ringing of the court house bell and the rapid discharge of small arms. The mob, about seventy-five men, sonme on foot and some mounted, had quietly surround ed the court house. Hammer was in the jail, which is located in the basement. While most of those stood guard, a por tion rushed for the jail. Tge inside doors were torn away, and the four sets of heavy irn,a cInnra within wPorP POUNDED IN WITH SLEDGE IIAMMERIS. The prisoner was found in bed, but was given time to dress. A rope was placed around his neck, and he was led out to a tree about 100 feet troim the jail. The doomed man was asked it lie had any thing to say, and he replied that he had not, and that they might go ahead, lie was then drawn Iup) and the rope seuirely fastened. At this point a guard, who had charge of a prisoner in an upper story of the court house, rang the bell to alarm the town. Some of the mob, to make sure of their work shot Hammer in the back, the ball coming out near the left breast. About a hundred shot were then fired into the air and the mob disappeared in the darkness. There is practically no sym pathy for the victim of the mob, who has long led a dissolute life. Terrible Criminal Recklessness. MUSKOGEE, I. '1'., June 3.-A terrible piece of criminal recklessness on the pa:t of Unilted States marshal, which resulted in the killing of three school children, has just come to light. Some three weeks ago Deputy Marshal Mershon,with a posse, was looking for a couple of murders in the Chickasaw niation. They were suppose(1 to be at a certain house, and jusllt before daylight the officers surrounded the place. The women of the house, with two of her children, aged elven .and sixteen, were sleeping out under the trees. The mar shal's posse riding up woke them up, they supposing some drunken Indians were car ousing around, ran for the house. The marshal, without waiting for closer obser vation, opened fire on them, killing both the children and wounding the woman. They then rushed into the house and see ing the other boy in the dim light, shct and killed him. On seeing their mistake they left and reported that they had killed three desperadoes, but the facts have just come out, and the Chickasaws are greatly excited over it. The Dedge City Excitement. DoDGE CrY, (Kans.,) June 3.-The trouble has broken out afresh in this place and considerable ex,.itement is manifest, which, it is feared, will result in an out break. This trouble :arises from the' fact that at least a dozen celebrated killers have been dropping into the city, one or two at a time, for several days. At a meeting of citizens this afternoon it was decided to notify the leaders of the op position that all, the visiting thugs must leave town by 10 o'clock to-night. In case they do not leave all gamblihg must then cease. The proposition was- met by a counter proposition allowing Luke Short to return, by giving a bond in the sum of $5,000 for his good behavior, and c.mpell lag the outside gamblers to leave at once. The Mayor and Council haye accepted this proposition, and an open letter is to be sent to Short, sAgred by ten prominent itizses, stating that he can retrin 'at once. 'Of course, this is a square .bAk down for 0a.yor Degerai. d lst. ty, bat It was thought wier to do that bMin tory Into opn war, in whic miny lives woul4 undoubtedly rvr tbeen lost. `. l n ^ , .l i, Ant the For years he has been operating in lead ing cities in the East and West as a pro prietor of stock jobbing corporations or ganized on paper, for swindling purposes. One corporation is the United States Con struction & Investment Company. Du ring the last five years, Langley organized a score of bogus concerns. A Bostonian named Worrell, was inveigled into ope en terprise and lost fully $100,000. All of Langley's concerns proved worthless. Dr. Langley is now in jail under nominal bonds of $10,000, which will be probably increased to $100,000 to-day. Beware of Fraud. The consumers and the trade generally are warned against receiving a fraudulent brand of whisky known as "O'Connell O. K." This brand is a fraud and is design ed to deceive and mislead the purchaser. Proceedings, both civil and criminal, have been commenced against the imposters who have tried to counterfeit the cele brated "0. K." whisky made by O'Don nell of Kentucky. The genuine "O. K." is sold by T. J. Todd & Co., sole agents, Fort Benton, M. T. m4-l1m] J. M. O'DONNELL. CHOTEAU LODGE, No. 1 , 1. O. O. F. A regular meeting of the abov Lodge will be anld on Wednesday evening of ea.il week, at their Ladge room in this city. Sojourn.ng brothers are cordia;Jy invited to attend. CHARLES CRAWFORD, N. G. PETER MCDONALD, Secretary Bentpn I odge,No. 25, A F. & A.M. Regular communications of the above named Lodge are held at 7:30 p. m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Members of sister lodges and sojourning brethren are cordially in vited to attend. RUFUS PAYNE, W. M. GEO. W. CRANE, Secretary. MIONTANA LODGE No. 9, A. O. U. w. The regular communicaiion of the above Lodge convenes at the Masonic Hall every Thursday eve ning at 7:30 o'clock. By the order. CHARLES CRAWFORD, M. W S. GENZBERGER. Recorder. KNIGHTS OF PYTIAi AS. Crescent Lodge No. 4. Meets every Monday night at 7:30, at Castle Hall ,in Masonic hall.) II. C. £ cINTIRE, C. C. W. C. IIDDLE. K. of R. and S. Church Servlces. CONGREGATIONAL. Rev. b. B. Demarest, under the auspices of the American Home Missionary Society, is holding services at the Court House twice each alternate S.sbbthM, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sabbath School at 12 m. Tile public goncrallv are invited to attend. W. A. CAMERON, -Dealer in Tobaccos, Cigars, Pipes, Fruits and Candles OF ALL KINDS. Fr.n t ,t., two doors above the Post-office. Benton. je8tf 1883. DIRECTORS. 1388, F. W. Knight, S. H. Crounse, Aaron Hershfield, Francis Pope, B. H. Tatem, W. A. Chessman, T. C. Power, A. J. Davidson, Timothy Wilcox. THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION -OF THE Montana Agricultural Mineral and Mechanical Association, WIll be held at Helena. September 3d. 4th, 5th, 6th,;7th and 8th, 1883. RACING EACH DAY OF THE FAIR. A neat pamphlet of sixty-four pages containing Pr.mium List, R'icing Progr mmo, and other in formation of interest to exhibitors 'and vistors will be mailed to any address furnished to the Secretary. S. H. CROU \ SE.I President. FRANCIS POPE, Secretary. m26tf DR. GOODRICH, DEN r1TrI T . 4 T HIS ROOMS IN THE CITOTEA U HOUJ6.. Is now prepared to execute dental work in a thoroughly workmanlike manner, and at reasonable prices. M1ARIN E INSURANCE. GEO. B, PARKER, Beutea, Ront) ma. mv213m ICE IICE! ICEl ETHIER, HIGGIN8 & AYER Are ready to deliver Ice. Leave brders at the Produce Maihiket, pext to Kennedy & Kelly's. 'i [my1tu ff Froat Si,, ear pU , Co. o~m44.u~ N EW BOOT and SHOE SlHOP, FRONT ST., FORT BENTON, [TWO DOORS ABOVE OVERLAND HOTEL.] Made to Made to Order, Order. In the most substantial manner and fashionable styles. Neatly Executed. All Orders Promptly Attended to. HOLLAND& HACKEL je28dawtt CHAS. G. GRIFFITHR C. E. JoHN M. BlARSH, (I. County Surveyor. CRIFFTIH, MARSH & CO., Givi l tn F ieers! U. S. DEPUTY MINERAL SURVEYOR S. OFFICE: Front street between Baker and Power streets. CRIFFITH & CALDWELL, CONTRACTORS Estimates and Da tawings, Irrigating, Machinery, Bridges and Earthwork. Special attention given to methods of water supply. j$" Office: Front street. between Baker and Power sts. (sepxSdtf) OCCIDENTAL Shaving ' Bathing EMPORIUM, FORT BENTON, - MONTANA. Hot and Cold Baths At all hours. Flesh Brushes, Sponges, Clean Towels and Soaps, with all the modern accommodations in bathing. BATH ..........................25 Cents SALT DATH.............. ......35 Cents We make shaving and hair cutting a specialty. Bay rum, clean towels and sharp razors, accom modating workmen. We hope customers will please give us a call. We will wait upon them in lirst-class order. J. M. ROSIER, Prop'r. (dcstf) GEO. W. BULLEFT A. A. MARTIN (Late Chief Cook at the Grand Union Hotel. GRAND CENTRAL RESTAURANT! (Next door to the River Press office.) BENTON, : MONTANA. Noted for its Tasteful Elegance, superior Ap pointments, and a Cuisine unsurpassed by, any in the city. Families can have their meals ordered from the Restaurant. Dinner Parties and Receptions served in the Restaurant and supplied at short no tice in any part of the city. People coming late or early can always order a first-class meal, as we keep open day and night. A First-glass Bar Attached. When you visit Benton dine at the Grand Cen tral,.he ONLY First-class Restaurant in the city. BULLETT k IMARTIN, Proprietors. epA9tt ARCADE Reslaurani, A ND uch l oom, JOIIV ELEBEDR, Proprietor. Front street, rear of Atlantic saloon, adjoining Joe Sullivan's harness mannfactiry. Open Day and Night. Meals at all Hours. Best Table in the city 12 the Luxuries of the Season Served in first-class style. FUasmils S id a ith lMeals at Prioes ;esmonable 8ATIrFACTION GUABRA.ITED. " - p ,++ .++ + .. .. . ++++. +.+ +J +. ++ ++ .. ;+o C;3 S'+~ ~ ~ ·xc: ·~ : + ++ +?++ .. +"... + +.... [. I + ' : : .)~ ~ ~~L:,'+ , : '1": . . . . ¶aker eo SPRING OF 1883. " NEW DEPARTURE. Finding thai our .apidly increasing sales are not allowing us to attend properly to all our former lines of trade, we have sold out our Hardware, Furniture and Queensware, and will confine ourselves to Dr3) Goods, Boots a nd Sho,-s, Hats and Caps, Gents' furnishing Goods. Clothing, Wooden and Harness and Willow Wares Saddlery. We will also keep and 'nentiot. a falland well :ts sorted line of IIU U IU II I among others tin' tfan Rnd , BAIN WAGONS, CHLAM PION MOWERS MITCHELL WAGONS. CII AMI'J ()N REAPERS, MILBURN SPRING WAGO()N, TIGER HAY RAKES, TOP BUGGIES, DEIDRICK HAY PRESSES, Furst & Bradley BREAKING F'IIrst & Bradley SULKY PLOW .N and STIRRING PLOW)\S J.ers~eville SULTKY PLOWS 12 to 16 inch FANNIN;s M I l- 3COT('II HARROWS. SPEC IALUT. LE:S : LADD'S TOBACCO SHEEP DIP, SULPHURED. SCUTT'S THREE STRAND BARBED STEEL WIRE. (Orders for the latter must; be in by May hst.) TENT AND WAGON COVERS, ITAND and MACHINE MADE,. all siz,. We will ship the largest and m.ost complete line of Groceries that ever came to Fort Bienton for that trade. We have made our requ-. sition for FancyShelf Goods very elaborate, and will undertake to furnish anythlung in that line that may be called for. Our fa cilities for filling orders are greatly Improved, and all orders will receive prompt and careful attention. Owning our own steamboat transportasion .*e will lay our goods down in Benton this year at one and a quarter cents per pound from Chicago and St. Louis, and we propose to give our cus tomers the benefit f this low ra e In prices on our goods. Having gone out of the Indian Trading business we will devote ourselves to the trade of Farmers and ranchmen, to whom we offer special Inducements. March T. (;. H. |ak,- w& C JOHN J. KENNEDY EDWARD KELLI.T. Centre Market! MAAIN STREET, FORT BENTON, MO N TANA. KENNEDY & KELLY, Proprietors. BEEF, MUTTON, PORK, FISH, GAME AND ICE. Vegetables and Fruit in their season We will purchase Beef and Stock Cattle, and are prepared to deliver them on board of Steamboats at Fort Benton, or at any other point on the Missouri river, either by the head or gross weight, at LOWEST rates. dtf KENNEDY & KELLY. . I McK gzt t& co. Post Traders, And Dealers in General Moreshianse.,. FORT SHAW, - M. T. We are in receipt of a large and complete stock of goods conssting of Dry Goods, Notions, Griceries, Drugs, Boots and Shoee, OCloth ing, Rats ang Capsi aardwasre, Woodenware, Cockery, -Harness, Wool Socks and TZeine, Tents, Wageon Sheets, AGRICULTý L IPLJETS, ETC. :e ... a s r ota: e bedre. men an ýMrar ý ý ý' 'ý i1ýt1r i k s x fs i _i# 1s ' Y` ' `' '.. ý i.ý:. ;> 'ý 'ý"ýý "s ! .±. ...a ,..a :=t'. .ssal - .ý .a r.: ..b,; ýr.. T. C. POWER & BRO., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, CLOTllING, IIATS AND CAPS, BOOTS AND SHOES, Centlemen's Furnishing Coods, Furniture and Carpets of all Grades, Fancy 5 Staple Groceries, SHEEP MIEN'S SUPPLIES, Wool Sacks, Newing Twine Sheep Dip, &ce. NOTE:--Ye are 'Lerritorial agents for Ladd's Sheep Dip, warranted to cure any case of scab in sheep. - --(a)-- - Wines, Liquors, Beer, Ale, Cigars and BAR SUPPLIES ! AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, Wood's Reapers and Mowers, Hapgood Plows ! Twine Binders and Extras ! Hay Rakes and Gardening Tools, all of the Best and Most Reliable Makes. T'his year we will introduce the celebrated CO01lýR. "V .'-...-oN, Guaranteed the best made Our stock in the above departments will all be complete on arrival of the first boats, and being selected wi.h great care and shipped direct from eastern markets, we will be better prepared than ever before to offer Inducements to the Wholsale Trade. All our goods are bought from FIRST handy atnd in large quantities, and we propose to give dealers the bcntilt of Low Prices and First-Class EGoods. We can furnish low figures on application on all kinds of Hardware, Glasswur Queensware and Woodenware. Inspections and Orde rs Solicited,. T. C. POWER & BRO., Benton M.T. Overland Hotel JOHN HUJNSBERGER, Proprietor _LjJr~_E-y! .3L-rNTONIj. - , - - VIOSNT.A.iN t Nw 1110ose, New Rooms, Now Fiorite'o, Atton.ev Wailors Excellent Accompmodations for Ladies and Families I sII I ELE.it.J VFJaIG PTOPS sT TIf$ DOOR The Supertior accommodations and coT enientlocatiop of the Overland mate it t~e most depil>.ble e.. ping place in town for STEAMIBOAT PASSENGERS. LUMBER AND SHINGLES ! BICG- C ASIN O Mills ! Four Miles from Reedsport, Mont. Splendid Timber, FI ST-OLA.SS MILL, Competent Workmen, FAIR PRIO.ES Is f ill sa1lo coustnll8oi JdL DiunilsioR stf 10 Oufr W. H WATSON. Sheriff's Sale. In the Distric Court, County of Choteau, Teri tsry of Montana. TimothyR. Collins, Platatlf Charles L Conrad, Administrator, et al. Tobe sold at 8her1's sale on the Oth day of June, 1883, at Port Benton, Montana, in front of the court house, .BcoD building) at public auc tion to t the h est bidder, foreash. the following .ro I ._numlbered /veateen (171 and I 18n ]in block numnber Sour of the town of a large two-sor d bultdin g recly built, containing 7rmrs sultable for offs orae fam apartmen; also a warehouse sloset landings amweU located for usns O JpL. JAMES MeC VITT, Sherifof &otean Co. O. N MEALY, Under Shei: GMr r tet#+ Aut?! Auth!! GEORGE HOUK, Auctioneer, PORT BENTON, A. T. Property of Evey Deoeolptio M tol to he es lne.isAae e Ba request o4fnbuBer , of tD t.0r i : of~ Bent, andtofifla W~lc~~reont·,:~Bl~"'ris'~~aIf~ 4utt~utp1 ,