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A SOUND SLEEPER. Iit, Sluinbers About a Month But Never Misses a Meal. A Baggage Smasher Comes to Grief and Suicides. Two Men Abuse an Old Man and His Family. Asleep for Twenaty-Niie Days. MIlT1w A \v-KEE, Nov. G.-Edward Richards, -19 years chl, an inmate of the National Soldiers' IIome, has been asleep 29 days. lie went to northern Wisconsin on fur lunIgh il September and was engaged as inuLrse by the sheriff of Bayfield county, who one day founvi him asleep. He could not be awakened and was brought on to the Soldiers' Home in a comatose condi tion. lie is regularly fed by attendants and swallows anything put in his mouth. When helped up by attendants he can walk, is sensitive to touch on the bottom oflhisfeetand drawi up his limbs when tickled. In the early part of the present year Richards slept from Feb. 28, to March 16. IIe was once sent to the insane asylum and has frequently had cataleptic fits. Case Postponed. CHICAGO, Nov. 6.-The preliminary ex amination in the Browski-Ileisicke adult ery case was postponed to Thursday, at the request of the defendant's attorney. It is learned t hat heis a 32d degree Mason, and it was by means of his connection with it that his whereabouts was discovered. The cause of the lonl-arrest of Mume. Browski is found in the fact that she is :iboIt to become a mother. Grave doubts are expresse(l as to the paternity of the (child,, :nd it is probable it will be settled in a legal manner. Meanwhile, it is fear ed a personal encounter will take place be- I tween the men, as both make direct I threats against the life of the other. Shot Without Cause. ROC('KDALE, Tex., Nov. .--Last night a few miles out, two men with black faces attacked the house of a German named Herman, emptying six-shooters at the fam ily, who were at supper, then riding away. t Walter Herman was shot and is now in a critical condition. No clue to the perpe tratoýrs. The best opinion is the assailants were white men bent on robbery. The recent excitement over the reported rising o of colored people in this county lead some to attribute the outrage to negroes. Preferred Death. ti O.a vIErLD, Wis., Nov. 6.-Some six 5 mouths ago a package of money mysteri- n ously disappeared from the express office, and the agents were for a long time in s doubt as to what had become of it. Per- ai sisteut endeavors, however, led to the dis- bi covery that Lee White, the baggage mas- p ter, was the guilty man. When charged bE with the theft, White confessed and prom- ti ised to reimburse the company, but after- ta wards decided to jump accounts and avoid tip arrest, shooting himself dead in the cellar m of his house. White leaves a wife and t1 aged parents, all much respected, as was bh Lee himself up to this time. re The Princeton Tragedy. FOND DU LAc, Wis., Nov. 6.- Great excitement prevails at Princton over the foul murder of little Harvey Whittemore, and there were fears yesterday that Mrs. Geo. Long, who is charged with the crime, would be lynched. To avoid such an oc currence she was removed yesterday morn ing to the county jail at Dartford. Mr. and Mrs. Whittemore, parentsof the child, were admitted to bail in the sum of $1,000 each; but many believe that Mr. Whitte more was implicated with Mrs. Long in .the crime. The evidence against her that .has been made public thus far is purely .circumstantial. She was seen going to ward her own house with the boy the last time he was seen alive. A bloody club, bloody clothes and spots of blood were found in her cellar, and it is thought that she murdered the boy and hung his body in the well, which is sunk from the cellar bottom, where it remained until the night before it was found. Stories are told of improper intimacy between Mrs. Long and Whittmore, and the only motive that can be attributed for the crime is that the boy knew of the intimacy, hence the desire to put him out of the way. Attempted Assault on a Child. OMnAHA, Neb.. Nov. 6.-Dr. Richmond, one of the oldest and ablest physicians in southern Nebraska, is in jail at Platsmouth charged with attempting an outrage on a 12-year-old girl. The girl is the daught er of Mr. Greusel, foreman of the Burling ton & Missouri railroad shops at that city. She was sent to Richmond's office Sunday afternoon after medicine for a sick sister, and claims that the doctor locked the door and made numerous and determin ed efforts to outrage her and was unsuc cessful. Hier body bears evidence of hard usage. Richmond was arrested and re fused to give bail, perfering to be locked up to avoid mob violence. The high stand ing of the parties involved, and the youth of the intended victim, lifts the case far above ordinary outrages, and has inflamed the entire community. NOTICE. All persons knowing themselves in debted to Isaac Mee will come forward and settle within 30 days, or the accounts e will be placed in the hands of an attorney t for collection. ISAAc MEE. oct25,30d. Cow Boys! Attention! I am manufacturing stock saddles, which to I will warrant superior to any adrertised ; as Cheyenne or California saddles, or It money refunded. Every saddle warrazatd i to be made of hard wood and of the best i California Oak tanned leather. P attention paid to the manufatutwster saddles. Joe. 8usr j Va d AN EPISODE. STo the city Farmer Chitty, Plain, but gritty, Came one day; And he wandered, And he pondered, On his way. Lt Thus while gazing At amazing Sights, and praising All he saw; Oj He was taken Hand was shaken By mistaken Mr. Shaw. Who to right it And requite it, Him invited To a smile; And the farmer To the former Grew a warmer Friend the while. Soon, elated,T And inflated, S Chitty waited For the deal; When some aces Showed their faces Two hard cases Made him squeal. In the city Stood the gritty Farmer Chitty, Cursing all. Not a penny Of the many Had he, any More to call. Home returning Through the burning Sand, and learning How to tramp, Spouse she took him And she shook him, Grit forsook him. And she wouldn't believe a blamed wori he said in explanation. -Texas Siftings. It -Texas &iftiags. on, ith A GHASTLY DISCOVERY. ed. ne. The Body of a Murdered Man Found is Near sioux Falls. bts SIoux FALLS, Dak., Nov. 6.-A man's the body has been found about thirty miles led south of here, near the Sioux river, and ar- all circumstances go to prove that a foul be- murder has been committed. A party of ect trappers were out looking over their traps, when they discovered, in a secluded spot, the well-preserved body of a man, which is believed to have lain there since Oct 15. It lay in some tall grass, which was not at a all trampled down around it. A bullet es hole was found in the right temple and a contusion on the other side of the head. A five-barreled revolver with two of the chambers empty was found on the ground close by the left hand, and portions t e-of a newspaper of October 14, and of a $10 ts and a $2 bill were also found near the body. e The man was apparently about 25 years 'g old, smooth face, hair dark and nicely combed, heavy eye-brows, white and reg Ltlar teeth, a very white skin and hands that would not belong to a laboring man; weight 160 pounds, height n ix 5 feet 9 inches, and his physique a mag- e 'i- nificent one. The revolver has been PLACED SO NEAR THE HEAD n when discharged that the skin was black d r- and burned. There was nothing on the b i- body but a suit of under-clothing and a 3- pair of shoes, and nothing could possibly n d be found whereby the body could be iden- y - tified. Photographs of the corpse were h r- taken, and sent out to aid in identifica- n d tion. Excitement runs high over the ci r mystery, and the body has been placed in II d the court house at Canton, where it has to E been viewed by thousands none of whom G recognized it, however. Some consider se it a suicide, but it is generally believed le that a foul murder has been committed. n< The fact that the pistol was placed at the & e right temple and discharged, when it was to found lying on the left side, proves quite conclusively that it was fired by another, Fi as death must have been most instanta- is neous, consequently, it could not have C, been placed on the left side by the man Fi himself. Other circumstances support ca that belief. Whoever the man was he n, undoubtedly belonged to the higher classes an and this fact coupled with the mystery sn attached to it, makes the case a very inter- t, esting one. ha Death from Coal Gas. O .st Two men named Olsen and Nelson, who b, were engaged in digging a well about five re miles southeast of Painted Woods, bored at through a vein of coal two feet thick Mon ly day night. Tuesday morning, one of the tr men namned Olsen,started down in the well, !t and when lowered to the depth of twenty )f feet he cried out to be pulled up. Before i he could be brought to the surface he top n" pled over and fell to the bottom of the well. 1e Nelson, thinking that his companion had 1e met with some accident, started down the venomous hole, and at a depth of twenty five feet, he too fell from the bucket. Coroner Smith was called to hold an in quest, which he did yesterday afternoon, n at the house of August Olsen one of the h unfortunates. The coroner's jury consist s ed of Willis Hatch, M. Francis and Gus W. Johnson. The virdict of the jury was that August Olsen and Andrew Nelson came to their death by suffocation caused by coal gas while working in a well. Olsen's family, wife and two children, had just arrived from the old country. Nelson is also a married man, but leaves no children. Several men were called to the scene and one or two were inclined to follow the fate of the two recently departed. One man desired to go to the bottom and tre a rope around the bodies, and anotherindividual who was fishing for the bodies Kith grap pling hooks was about to'keel over Juto the i gaoseous pit, when he was caught by the U bystanders. The gas poured out at a fear ful rate and it is stated by those who were present that breathing was cumbersome even outside of and at some distance from C the well.--Bismarck Tribune. Our stockof general we"'4e dise, con- [ eisting of a full line of te y godls otos and shoes ;dt s p arc., e I nowet complete In ev detal, and av l g bought attb Ye ry nwes wark ~eto weAwit 4-;~·-'- ·· DASTARDLY DEED. An Old Sian Brutally Murdered in His Cabin for the kurpose of Robbery. A most brutal murder took place near Missoula last week, the particulars of which have just reached this city. The Missniilian gives the facts in the case as follows: "'A mysterious murder was com mitted last Sunday night or Monday morning upon the person* of Daniel Sehroll, a-watchman on some of the tres ties just east of Marent gulch. It was Mr, Schroll's duty to look over the trestle af ter the passage of each train, and see that there was no sign of damage by fire or other means. At about three o'clock he was seen by a brakeman with his lantern 1 in his hand. On Monday morning the iwatchman was found lying on his bed, stone dead, with a bullet wound passing clear through his head. At his feet lay at a twenty dollar gold eoin; in the pool of blood at his feet were afterwards found ' two other coins of like value and a fourth a 20-dollar piece was found in his bed; but a no currency or other valuables were found upon his person. A coroner's jury was a summoned, and is still sitting on the case; that is, they are awaiting the arrival of witnesses, and using every endeavor to a discover some clue to the perpetrator of ii the horrible crime. The dead man was evidently sitting on his bedside in his a cabin at the time he was shot. The fatal I shot was fired so close to the murdered fl man's head that his face was powder- k burned. The ball entered at his left ear, v passed clear through his head, and made h exit close to and below the right eye. a id There are stories to the effect that the de- it ceased watchman had on one or two oc- "' casions remarked Ihat he would soon be T able to buy a farm in Illinois, and that it T was his intention todoso; but still no one h' seems to know positively much about his d( afft'airs. Letters from his children at La in Place, Illinois, were found addressed to fr $'Dear Father' and the sad news of their s father's death has been sent them. No clue to the crime has so far been discov ered, and it is altogether probable that the cruel murderer will get off with his crime concealed in his own bosom. No one was there to see it; no one knows of any quarrel in which deceased was ever engaged; there is no woman in the case that any one knows of-although at first one was suspicioned, and held for exami .nation-no one appears to have heard the shot, and no one knows what amount of in booty was secured by the murderer. Of at course many theories are advanced; but there are as yet none brought forward worthy of publieation." rs NORTHERN NOTES. '1y Fort Macleod Gazette. Hon. R. S. Ford, who has been out at a the cattle camp for about three weeks, is new in town. He will return to Sun Riv er shortly. Mr. W. G. Conrad has been at Calgary. According to the Calgary Herald, Baker k & Co., will build a fine brick store and e banking building there. a The contract for carrying the Benton y mail expired last month, and there has, as - yet, been no renewal of it. It is to be re hoped that this old and favorite route will s- not be entirely done away with, as it really e cuts off all reliable communications with n Montana, which is to be sincerely regret is ted for many reasons. We believe that the n Government would comply with a petition, r sent from here, to have it continued, at d least twice a month. Such a petition is i. now ready for signature at I. G. Baker e & Co's store We would urge every one F s to go at once and sign it. Jack Lee brought in the Benton mail on Friday, four days late, on account of the snow. He says snow began to fail at Kipp's e Coulee, going out, and lasted four days. From the divide of Kipp's Coulee, no road 0 can be seen, as far as Rocky Springs. The mules were five days and nights without B anything to eat except a little grain. The snow over the distance, mentioned was two and a half feet deep without drifts and had to be shoveled from in front of the front axle at short intervals. He had four passengers and they were two days and m nights without grub. Jack says that Dave Akers may be expected in town for more grub any day. Horses for Sale. I have for sale Twenty Head of Brood Mares, eighteen ot which have colts. Mares weigh from 1100 to 1200. Fourteen head broken for work and sa'ldle. Also work horses and saidle horses. For E further particulars address T. F. SAMPLES, (ocl6-1m) Fort Benton, M.T. I. d NEW SADDLE HOUSE. e Win. Glaseman, late of Roberts & Glassman, proprietors of the Cheyenne Saddler Shop, Helena, M. T., has purchased the business of L. H. Rosen crans of Fort Benton. Mr. Glassman has a wide spread reputatior as a saddler and the following Is a testimonial of bome of the most influentialstock men of the Judith Basin, which speaks for itself: JrDITH BASIN. M. T., July 20, 1883. Xr. W'm. Glassman, Fort Benton: 1E AR -IR--We, the undersigned cow men of the Judith Basin, having used your saddles tor the i past year ind them far superior to all others for durability, workmanship and for being the best cow saddles for general use. I Horace Brewster. Jesse Phelps. Charles Brewster. David S. Phelps. Perry Westfall. Ed. Olden. James Howard. Ensign Sweet. John Campbell. Sim Campbell. r, Jim Smith. Wm. Rowe. 3 -imS NOTICE. Lewis Bradbury; who has been carry e ing on business in the shop of Mee Broth erE during our absence, has turned over e all his book accounts to me and all per sons knowing themselves indebted to the I said Lewis Bradbury will please settle e with me, personally, at once, and save . annoyance. + ISAAC Ma. ocl7d&wlm SORn EsT. B HLouses sad CRooms to rest Jlall t of the city. Enquireot o W. . to ING. JeS-y SPEI N. TIO -' Y ARMERS. P ittl yg t" ilthk lg iaccoui witin thirty dais, or as thon 4hereafter as - ·--; let p , W wdill receed a rdi count of one tet tpea busheL. thu gd the cast of th "bt ing ;4.,7 ft iv Obat r bne l. 'mb ra, O att eýC mONTI'ANA NOTES. In Miss Jennie McClellan, of the Jay Rial r Combination, was suddenly and severely attacked with histeria while performing in ar Butte last week. While heating water for of her, Mrs. Louisa Rial was sadly burned. 1e This company seems to be very unfortunate as since they passed Billings.-Bozeman -' Chronicle. y Some of the ranchmen between Maiden and Benton are at a great inconvenience 5 owing to the difficulty in getting their mail. They are obliged to travel twenty five or thirty miles for the same. There should be a postoffice either at Steele's or or Winchell's ranch. If some one in that vi e cinity will take hold of the matter it can be established very soon.-Mineral Argus. Parties having business in Benton should manage to spend a day at the lakes, fifteen a miles this side. A party of Benton sports bagged forty ducks in a few hours, last week. Mr. T. B. Harwood is located here and does all in his power to make one's t stay pleasant. lie intends to build a new house soon, and make other improvements as fast as his means will permit.-Mineral Argus. f On Wednesday morning last a very sad 3 accident occurred at the stage road cross f ing of Cottonwood. Mr. William Roberts, , whose ranch is at the crossing, was riding a bucking horse, and being thrown off, the I 1 vicious animal kicked him on the head, fracturing the right side of the skull and killing him instantly. Mr. Roberts was very highly spoken of by all who knew him as an upright, industrious citizen and a good neighbor. His ranch was the best 0 improved on the creek, and is a grand wit ness to the late owner's energy and thrift. The funeral took place Friday at noon. There were quite a number of his friends here in attendance, and nearly all the resi dents along Cottonwood came to pay their last respects to their departed neighbor and friend.-- Mineral Argus. i1 o IDR. GOODRICH, it 4 AT HIS ROOMS IN TIE CEOTEA U HOUSE e Is now prepared to execute dental work f in a thoroughly workmanlike manner, and at reasonable prices. BENTON STABLES, The unadersignea has opened up the Benton t Stables which have been refitted in good style, and is now fully prepared for B all business in his line. Sale, Feed and Livery Stables The stables are centrally located, with a good corral, and parties wishing to buy or sell horses will find it headquarters for that business. je8tf HENRY WRIGH T. be ill Aution! uý iion !! t e GEORGE HOUK, Auctioneer t FORT BENrTON, M. T. is e Property of Every Description sold to th Highest Bidder. n e 3. By request of a number of the citizens d o Benton, and to fll a long-felt want in etif community, Mr. Houk has taken ou Slicense as e Professional Auctioneer d and will give prompt attention to al bu ness in this line. r Leave orders with Joe Sullivan. hamr maker, Front seet. i mrSltf OM'PL ETE LOR MI"l For673. French Burrs, Bolt, Smutters, Elevators, &c. Portable Corn Mill and Corn Shellers Por Farmers. EVERYTHING A MILLER NEEDS. W9rSENzD FOR PAMPILET AL PICES LT.o THE SIMPBON & GAUILT MPG. CO00. Established 1844. CINCINNATI. 0. NEW is " BOOT and SHOE ae 8 SHOP, FRONT ST., FORT BENTON, z [REAR OF F. W. BUCKSEN'S STORE.J Made to t Made to Order. . Order. e In the most substantial manner and fashionable e stles. o r li eanted. All O.*rs Pr.lptly Attmed to. Yy ": +-: "' +/ N. ý " v T Sandy Cameron's S ALOON!! r Front St., 3d door above postoflice, e FORT BENTON, M1. T. Wines, Liquors, Cigars. All kinds of Mized and Fanoy Drinks 121c. "E~N TERPRISE" Hair Dressing, Shampoo- J ing and Shaving Parlor I J. A. TEI1~BACH, Proprietor. Four doors above Postoffice, FORT BENTON, MI. T. HAIR CUTTING AND SHAVING. `-Satisfaction Guaranteed. O. K. BARBER SHOP. Overland Eotel, - - Fort Benton. Charles Bryer, Proprietor. Hair Cutting, shaving and Shampooing. Requests the patronage of his old friends. T. E. COLLINS, L. H. HrRSHFIEI' OHAs. E. Durs, A. HERSHFIELD, Fort Benton. Helena. BANK OF NORTHERN MONTANA We Transact a General Banking Business. ep current accounts with mercnantes stockmen and others, subject to be drawn against by check without notice. WE BUY NOTES AND PAY INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS Make loans of money secured . y personal en dorsement. Webuy and sell exchange on the commercial centres of the United States. We will give Special Attention to the Business of Northern and Central Montana, will make such loans to stock men ana far.., ers as are suited to their requirements. Local Socurities a besialt, • Collections and all other buamese entrusted to will receive prompt and careful attention. OOLLINs; DUIEB & CO. UULLNS. DIUEJ & CO. First National Bank OF HELENA, No. 1649. ORGANIZED 1566. (The Largest Oapital and Surplus and Pioneer National Bank of Montana.) DESICNATED DEPOSITORY OF THE UNITED STATES Paid up Capital $300,000 Surplus & Profits 275,000 ASSOCIATED BANKS: First National, Fort Benton, M. T. Missoula National, Missoula, M. T. First National, Butte, M. T. Total Capital and Surplus, 1,000,000. S.T. HAUSER............................President A. J. DAVIS.................. ....Vice President E. W. KNIGHT ........ .......... Cashier T. H. KLEINSCHMIDT ....... Assistant Cashier We transact a general banking business, and buy at highest rates, gold dusty coin, gold and sil ver bullion and local securities; and sell ex change and telegraphic transfers, available in all parts of the United States, the Canadas, Great Britain, Ireland, and the Continent. Collections made and proceeds remitted prompt ly. Board of Directorb. S. T. HAUSER, JOHN CURTIN, A. M. HOLTER, R. S. HAMILTON JNO. H. MING, C. P. HIGGINS, E. W. KNIGHT, A. J. DAVIS, HENRY M. PARCHEN, T. C. POWER, T. H. KLEINSCHMIDT. FIRST NATIONAI BANK --OF .eiort Benton, M. T. CASHo CAPaTAL, (Paid up) 8100,000 S UPLUS, - - s.,000O W. G. CONRAD, PresJdent JOS. 8. .EitL Vice-Prest. E. G. MACLAZY, Cashier. WB TRANS R ss, JOHN J. KENNEDY E DWARD KELLY. 'o utre Neat Nairketo 1 MA.IN STREET, FY;. fg[13enaon., 1 cxi .l , KENNEDY & KELLY, Proprietors. Beef, Mutton, Pork, Veal, Sausage, Ham and. Bacon. -- -o- ---o Delivered to any Part of the City. 1883. Old Reliable Coulson Line Dacotah, Big Horn, Rosebud, Josephine! The fastest and most elegantly appointed boats on the river, will make regular trips between Yankton, Bismarck and Fort Benton. For freight and passage rates apply to D. WA. MiARRATTA, GenIi Supt., Bisnmarck, Dakota. WV. S. WETZEL, Agent, Benton, 1. T. ,W. S_ WZETZEL FORT BENTON, . . * a MONITANA. . WB OLESALE and Retail GROCER! DRY COODS, BOOTS and SHOES, Wines, Liquors and Cigars. O'Gonnell O K. Whisky Constantly on hand. RECEIVING, -ORWARDI QG AND COMMISSION. F. C. ROOSEVELT, -DEALER I\ id FINE aid COMMON FURNITURE I respectfully invite tha public to inspect my late arrivals of Fine !Furniture, including Chamber Sets of All Grades In WALNUT, MAHOGANY, MAPLE, CHERRY and ASH. SItEiBOAiOS, DIIIG TABLES, BOOK-CAS. CBIIfITS. W AIIDBOBS, fn a great variety of handsome patterns. Our elegant line of PARLOR FURNITURE r [ncludes Parlor Suits, Easy Chairs, Window Chairs, Divans, Patent Rockers, Lounges, ezc., upholstered in Silk Tapestry, Silk or Mohair Plush, Jute or Linen Velours, and other choice fitbrics. t Dining Chairs, Office Chairs, Library Chairs, Matrtesses, Pillows and Bedding of all Kinds. F. C. ROOSEVELT. NEW STORE, BENTON PRICES, PETERSON & PRICE, PITTSBURG, MONTANA, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN DG0ods, groceries, Ear dware, Drug., Wines, Liquors, Tobacco and Cigaru, And a complete line of um1 Mihnchso, Clot0hig Cent's Furnishing Coods, Boots and Shoes, N'otlona, Ete. Highest prices paid for vIIIES PELTS AND )FUTR& in rbaed th sn formerly ocoupied by John K. Castaer, Dd rd h thea o#"t ir ew goods, we ar ep se fto seD$' WiOaN "rE~BPP ,D purchasing e ~Lhe zý~ ..