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PREMONITIONS OF DANGER. i
Some Novel Experiences of a Veteran 3 Locomotive Engineer. t "A fortnight or so ago I was on my way I to the far West, travelling on a fast through Baltimore & Ohio express. On a bright Sunday morning I awoke in my berth and 1 realized that the train was standing still. 1 I raised the curtain and peeped out. The sun was well up in the heavens, and the train stood in a dense wood, away from any living creature. jIt did not move for some time, and I arose, made my toilet and went outside. The train stood par tially on a long trestle work er open bridge, and I could see the smoke rising from the end of the structure further from us. I walked out past the locomotive and on the bridge where I met a number of gentlemen talking. "What's the matter ?" I inquired of one. t " 'Oh, a section of the bridge has burn- I ed,' replied the gentleman. " 'Lucky that the engineer saw the fire e in time to save us,' I remarked, gazing t down into the water below and shuddering I at the thought of being piled upin a sleep- I ing car, in the chasm that yawned for me. " But the engineer .avs he didn't see i any fire when lie stopped," exclaimed one. "No,' said the engineer, who stood hard I by. 'I saw no fire. I had a presentiment 1 as I approached the bridge. Something seemed to warn me that it was not safe to cross the bridge, and it came upon me so 4 strongly that I just stopped the train and 4 got out of the cab, and I hadn't walked 20 steps before I say that the act had SAVED MANY LIVES, for the whole train would have gone down that hole, although it is but the length of swo rails. The fire didn't show so much above above the ties, as it was confined mostly to the timbers below. Right there in that little shed a watchman sleeps,' said the engineer, pointing to a diminu tive dwelling a half-dozen yards away, 'and it was his duty, and it has been for years, to be out here and to pass over the bridge just before and after us; but so.ne how I felt that he was not faithful, that he might be asleep, and I could see in my mind, as I approached the bridge, the whole train going down to death, and could hear the cries of the dying, so I just stopped, as I said. The watchman, sure enough, was asleep. Oh, you needn't laugh, for this is not the first time pre sentments have savd lives when my hand was at the throttle. No, sir, I've been in just this position before,' said he, blush ing to the tips of his fingers. as two or three gentlemen smiled and wi istled a bit. "No,' said he, 'I had a foreboding of danger stronger than this a few years ago. I was running then on a division ot the Saudusky. There is a little station on that road where the passenger trains seldom stop. It has a siding for lreigtits,'however, there was nearly always a freight side tracked as I passed through on the fast express. That little place is on A LONG STRETCH OF SPLENDID TRACK, and for years the engineers had that as a racing ground, and I tell you some mighty good has been made there. At the time I had this presentment the rivalry among the engineers on that stretch of track was at its height. It wasa sharp winter might that I approached the station on the down trip. It was foggy, and a fierce wind blew. 1 hadn't stopped there for three months, and as I went into that good track with a a dash, and approached the village at a terrible speed,I never thought of stopping. My locomotive was the fleetest on the road, and I was congratulating myself, as the fireman drew his watch, that I was making the best time on record, and I was thinking to myself how I would appall the trainmen side-tracked as I dashed through. When a quarter of a mile from the station something wispered to me to stop. I 1 didn't want to stop; and reflecting how chagrined I would be if I had to stop when in the heat of a successful race, I tossed my head, opened the throttle a little more, and oh, how we flew! Seems to me I never saw a train come so near flying, and yet she just lay as close and smoothly on the track as could be. Quick as thought I was commanded by an inner being to stop, or it would make a run to death; and without effort, my hands reversed the engine and applied the air. There was no signal, no whistle nor bell sounded, and the fireman was astonished to see my FRANTIC MOVEMENTS. The train lay still a few feet past the depot, and as I jumped from my engine I felt so embarrassed that I almost burned. I could make no explanation to the con ductor or the trainmen who came about me. 1 looked all over the engine. Every thing was all right. I cast my eyes along the train. Nothing appeared wrong. Then I walked down the track in front of the engine. When I had gone less than a hundred feet, and beyond the rays of the headlight, I ran against a box-ear ! It stood right out in front of the engine, full on the track. The switch had been left open and the wind had skewed it out. It wasloaded with carbon oil. Had I not seen it scores of persons would have been killed and burned. "I am postive that there is such a thing as being forewarned, continued the old en gineer. 'That warning which stopped me up on Sandusky came only a few months after I saved, by hair's breadth, a whole train from being wrecked in a culvert. I was dashing along one rainy might a few months before that. The country was open and my train was the fast express. I had no reason to suspect any trouble, and didn't; but something told me as I was approaching a crossing that I should stop; and that desire to stop the train fastened on me until I found myself a minute later, standing besides the engine. It was so dark I could scarcely see my hand before me. I found the culvert filled with croas ties, wedged down so closely they would have thrown Uts. FIAT ON OUR BACKS, and the work was done so well that I would not have seen them had not Istop ped and walked right up on them withi a iaters.. Did I ever see another' ea erq who was a believer in.u p ~r speen P 1ts otbaem. I know old iii Crane; ing issurer than eyesight itself. I remem ber of a.thrilling story that he told many years ago, and Ihave thought of it every time I have been sotpped. He was run ning an express up in northern Ohio sev eral years ago-it may have been on the Baltimore& Ohio-and one night he fell behind time. When he ran into a station he gotout to oil his engine, and was doing it in the most mechanical *-ay, totally ab sorbed in thought, when the conductor came up and remarked that they were very much behind and he hoped they would be able to make up some time be fore they reached the end of the run. "I shall do my best," said Jack, "but we will be delayed by the covered bridge." 1 The conductor asked how the delay would I be caused, and Jack remarked that he f didn't know, but there was something wrong. He contended that there was I trouble ahead, and the conductor couldn't laugh it out of him. Jack said, he dashed along over that road with all the speed his e engine would give him, and as he neared that bridge he made up his mind not to make a fool of himself by stopping, even if he did meet with an accident. He said IIIS HEART SANK WITHIN I11IM e as he came within sight of the bridge, but C he nerved himself and went within 200 a feet of it though he would go right t through, believing his impression that g something was wrong-gotten at the sta o tion--was but fancy. When within a hun o dred feet of the bridge, which looked d dark and threatening, he was seized with a 0 desire to reverse his engine. A terrible forboding of disaster and death took hold of him. He could see the train crashing n through the structure and heard the ºf screams of agony as the loads of humanity b were hurled to death below. Like a flash d of lightening he reversed his engine and e screamed down brakes. The train ran 300 feet before it stopped-almost through the 1 bridge. Jack got out and walked ahead of the engine a few steps. There he found ) that which caused him to stop. The rails e were opened just a few inches on either side, so that the gap could hardly be de ie tected, and yet so that the train would have been derailed and would have gone e through the bridge into the river. You td can't make Jack Crane believe there is st nothing in forbodings and premonitions." 1 PROBATE NOTICE. Ir the Probate Court of the County of Choteau, Territory of Montana. In the matter of the estate of Frank II. Burd, de ceased: Samuel C. Burd, Administrator of the estate of Frank H. Burd, deceased, having this day reader ed and presented for settlement, and filed in this court, his account of his administration of the estate of said deceased, it is ordered, that Saturday, the 10th day of November. 1883, being a day of a term of this Court, to-wit: of the November term, 1883, at 11 o'clock a. m., be, and the same is hereby, ap pointed for the settlement of the said account ac cording to law. JOHN W. TATTAN, Probate Judge, Choteau County, M. T. Dated October 30, 1883. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Estate of Archie McCowan, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, ad ministrator of the estate of Archie Mctowan, de ceased, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to present them with the necessary vouchers within four months after the first publication of this notice to the said administrator at his office in Fort Benton, Cho teau county. Montana, the same being the place of business for the transaction of all business con nected with the said estate. MAX WATERMAN, Administrator. Estate of Archie McCowan, deceased. Fort Benton, M. T., October 30, 1883. SHERIFF'S SALE. In the District Court of the Third Judicial Dis trict of the Territory of Montana in and for the County of Choteau. Max Waterman and Henry G. McIntire copart ners under the firm name and style of Waterman & McIntire, Plaintiffs, vs. Richard Mee, Defendant. To be sold at Sheriff's sale on the 13th day of November, A. D , 1883, at 12 o'clock noon of said day, at the court house door in the city of Fort Benton, Ohoteau county, Montana Territory, the following described property to-wit: Lots 9 and 10 in block 26, as designated and numbered on the official and recorded plat of the city of Fort Benton, Choteau county, Montana Territory, where said property is situated. JAS. MCDEVITT, Sheriff. DISSOLUTION NOTICE. The co-partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, under the firm name of Walker & Donovon, Fort Hawley, Montana, has been dissolved by mutual consent, aad the business is discontinued. Either M. P. Walker or P. H. Donovan will receive all bills and assume all li abilities of the late firm. M. P. WALKER. P. H. DONOVAN. Fort Hawley, Montana, Oct. 1, 1883. DISSOLUTION NOTICE. The co-partnership hitherto existing between the unltersigned, under the lirm name of Myers, Buck & Co.,is dissolved at this date. Any mem her of the late firm will pay all liabilities or col lect bills due. IRa MYERS, D. W. BUCK. )M. CARROLL. October 27, 1883. ESTRAY NOTICE. Came to my ranch, on the Teton, on or about the 6th day of June, one Sorrel Mare, with saddle, and branded B L on left hip. Owner can have the same by proving property and paying charges. je2ltf JOHN A. BLACKABY. LOST. One bay, bald face horse branded J-P on left shoulder, figure 2 on left hip. One black mare mule branded figure 2 on left hip. Both animals shod all round. A liberal reward will bepaid for the delivery of the animals at the Park Sta bles, or for any information that will lead to their recov HARRIS & LEWIS. jly7d&w. C For $673. French Bu, Bolt, Smtters, Elevators, c. Portable omr Mill an Coran hehlers For Parmers. EVERYTHING A MILLER NEEDS. WrSxnD on3 PAMPELY. ALD PaxcU LisT. THE BIMPSON & GAULT MPG. 00. Established 1844. CINCINNATI. O0. RIVER or.T; rnkln ad ;lowert., a4r; 2Deaton, M. T Urqi-ll' 5; It: r I W SADDLERY.. cow O YS' HEADQUARTERS! ITOCK 8ADLugh8 TO ORiLH Fine Harness From the following trees: • HAND-MADE I Half-Breed, Solid Fork, Montana t Stock, Vasika, Lehman, d Texas Iron Fork, m £ A [s Still, Love, To li.lss of All Grades d Ferseike. 0 if TO ORDER ! it Chaps made to order from best quality of calf Buggy an' Team Whips, skin! Quirt's lackamore Reatas C Spanise Martingales, Half- H.RSE CLOLHING, It Breed Bits, Inlaid at Spurs, Cantenas, 11NOS%1 BAGI, SWEAT PADS! Cartridge Belts. a a All Work Warranted, and Hand-Made! te ty SATISFACTION CUARANTEED OR MONEY REFUNDED. DO JOE SULLIVAN, of id FRONT STREET, - - - - FORT BENTON, M. T. 'is ESTRA Y NOTICES. TAKEN UP. Came to my wood yard on or about the first of September last, one white mare about 8 years old, branded T.S. enclosed in a circle on left thigh, the circle crossing the S about the centre, one half being in and the other half out; had a rawhide rope on her neck; has a very sore back. Owner can have her by proving property and paying charges of this advertisement, W. B. SHANKS, ocl7tf Coal Banks, M. T. Estray Notice. Left my ranch on Wolf creek about Sept. 15th, eight head of horses and mares branded as follows: One grey mare, trim built, weight 900 pounds, branded J on right thigh. One black horse, star in forehead, branded P on right thigh. One pinto mare, branded 76 combined on right thigh. One black horse branded A on left shoulder. One sor rel horse, strip in face, no brands. One bay bald face horse, stocking leg, white eyes, no brands. One brown horse, white feet, star in forehead, snip on nose, branded D, with a bar across it, on left shoulder. One bay horse, snip on nose and star in forehead, branded A on left shoulder. A liberal reward will be paid for the return of the above, or information that will lead to their recovery. J. J. LEVENGOOD, o2dw30d Stanford, M. T. $200 Reward. Stolen from my ranch on Careless creek, on the night of Sept. 22, 1883, one dark brown mare, weight about 1250 pounds, branded K on left shoulder, large brand) 8 or 9 years old, left hind foot white, short tail, mane worn on neck by col lar.. $50 will be paid for return of mare or infor mation that will lead to her recovery, and $200 for the mare and thief or information that will lead to his apprehension, P. I. MOUL, oldaw30d Bercail, 51. T. ESTRAY NOTICE. Came to my ranch on Sun River about 2 months ago, a dark sorrel horse, with bald tace and four white feet, branded F. IM. on left hip and shod all round. Owner can have same by proving property and paying charges. auldw4t WM. HEALY,, Taken Up. Came to my ranch, July slet, 1883, one black horse branded wV D on left shoulder. One gray norse, blotched brand on right shoulder. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take them away. (CHESTER EATON, Augl7d&wtf Fort Benton, MI. T. Estray Taken Up Came to my ranch, on the south side of the riv er, below the mouth of the Marras, three horses, two sorrell and one chestnut sorrell brana ed cir cle K on left shoulder, and one branded with anchor on left shoulder, (brand partly effaced) and circle cross on left hip. On the chestnut is branded 2 on left shoulder. ' he owners can have the horses ou paying charges and the cost of n si advertisement. jSOd " I. N. CHURCHILL ESTRAY NOTICE. Le t my ranch, on Spring Creek branch of the Shonkin, about three weeks ago, one off colored pony, white streak on face, branded S, on left ribs, bar on shoulder and another brand on left thigh. Had on a double cinch saddle and halter head stall. The finder will be suit-bly rewarded on leaving information at this office or atI G Baker & Co.'s. O. A. PARSONS. August 1, 1883-tf ESTRAY NOTICE. Left at my ranch, on Big Spring creek, in place of horse stolen, one grey mare branded S on left shoulder and A on left hip. Owner can have same by proving property and paying charges of this advertisement. J.L. CLEGG, aul4tf Reedaforr, Montana. $26.00 REWARD. Strayed from the wood yard of W. B. Shanks. on the Missouri river near the Coal Banks, one buckskin horse branded 8 on left side of neck nn der the mane, dim brand on left shoulder, weight about 800 pounds. Also one bay horse branded joined AF on left shoulder, weight about 850 pounds. A reward of $25.00 will be paid if de livered at the Park Stables, Fort Benton, M. T., or $20.00 will be paid for any information which will lead to their recovery. Aug25dtf. $50 Reward. Strayed or stolen from the premises of R. Beauvis, Pincher Creek, N. W. T., about May 20th, one bay mare, three years old, white star on forehead, and white strip on nose, branded R B on left shoulder. Any person giving informa tion that will lead to her recovery will re ceive the above reward from the owner. Apply to Gazette office, Fort Macleod, N. W. T. jin22dwtf. STRAYED OR STOLEN. Fi'om the Capiani raneh, Belt Creek, M. T., two large blZak horses, three and four years old, btanded (TL combined) on left sherider and hip. Beth had headhalters on. A liberal reward will be 1aid for their retuarn or any information that wilSead to their recovery. MADAxE CAIr.IAIe, Cappiani Valley. n80daw80d. - UkARES LOST. Strayed or stolen from between B36y and Koo tanie rivers, N. W. T., on or aboutteM i of June last, twelve mares branded J onogm on 1OedIaide4r. Any person ionlermatioa wrenlred to t coir suitably re auorlt aeo T. aulttt es~sex~wwson or P assa BBaker&r f - SPRING OF 1883. NEW DEPARTURE. Finding that our rapidly increasing sales are not allowing us to d attend properly to all our former lines of trade, we have sold out our Hardware, Furniture and r d Queensware, and will confine ourselves to R0CE8RIELS. - Dr) Goods, Boots and Shoes, k Hats and Caps Gents' furnishing Goods Clothing, Wooden and Harness and Willow Wares Saddlery. We will also keep Mentioi ba falland well as- among others sorted line of Jthe tamous MITCHELL STEEL SKEIN WAGONS, CHAMPION REAPERS, STUDEBAKER SPRING WAGONS, CHAMPION 'MOWERS, MILBURN SPRING WAGONS, TIGER HAY RAKES, DEIDRICK HAY PRESSES, S MOLINE BREAKING MOLINE SULKY PLOWS. and STIRRING PLOWS Jersey ille SULKY PLOWS. 12 to 16 inch FANNTNG"MILLS, d SCOTCH HARROWS. GRAIN and WOOL SACKS. SPECIALTIES: e PEPER TOBACCO SHEEP DIP, LUG LEAF EXTRA STRENGTH, HAWKEYE THREE STRAND BARBED STEEL WIRE. TENT AND WAGON COVERS, HAND and MACHINE MADE, all sizes. e We will ship the largest and most complete line of Groceries that t ever eame toyort Benton fOr that traae. .We havemae eaour requi. o sititn for Fan.yShol4t4~il very elaborate, and will madertake to furmish anything tnthatisnetWati;~ ay-be called for. Our fa. cilities for lSing orders are greatlyimproved, and all orders will receive prompt and c re . ~a1 altAOiit.wning our own f steamboat transportation we will lay our goods down in Benton this year at one and a quarter centsperpound from I Chicago and at. Louis, and we propose to give our cus. tomers the beneft t fthis low rate in prices on or goods, Having;·oene out of the Indian Trading business we , will devote aourselves to lthe taeof larmers and ranchmena, te whom we.ersie delaliueemn.; March I. G;.B- ker & C. MONTAINA eWILE!S TUnder the Dersona management of Twe t ab tod M b Ra 4 ·4I.RW U t. J. WACKERLIN. T. C. POWER & BRO(J.JG. BAKER & CO. L . . WACGRLIN& CO., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN Hardware, BAR IRON AND WACON TIMBERS, Horse-sho and Nails, Tinware, Stoves, Queensware, Glassware, Tin Roofing and Sheet Iron Goods of Every Description. Charter Oak and Acorn Cooking and Heating Stoves. The Celebrated WESTMINSTER Soft Coal Base Burners. THE BEST AND ONLY SUCCESSFUL BASE BURNER IN USE: Our stock of Queensware is the largest and most complete ever brought to Montana and comprises every article required by hotels and families. PLAIN AND FANCY TOILET, DINNER AND TEA SETS Of every style and quality. Genuine Cut Glass Bar Tumblers, Plain and Fa.ey Goblets for family and hotel use. Our Wagon Timbers are of the Best Seasoned Hard W oods, and consist of all woods used in building a d repairing wagons, carriages and buggies We have complete stock of TIN GOODS! Including Tin Roofing, Gutters.nd Pipes, and will contract to do all kinds of roofin repairing, etc. Tin goods ot every desctiption MADE TO ORDER on shor notice and at reasonable prices. We propose to keep one of the largest and best supplied establishmentsof the kind in Montana Territory and will spare no pans or expense to give ENTIRE SATISF CTON TO OUR PATRONS. gAgent for the LAFLIN & RAND POWDER COMPANY. M LL " " Z11-- 1 --L-k I -1L-L ,,%NI~TER, M0CULOH o POST TRADERS, Fort Assinaboine, M. T. BRANCH HOUSE, CONNECTION, .AB Bre oooadýtr, &X Ooamara & C Wholesale & Retail Dealers, Q POST TRADERS, Wilder's LsdinP, I , , , , T, FORT MAGINNIS, - - -M. T. CARRY A FULL AND COMPLETE STOCK OF a1 Morclnliso Doaidnel by Tra~i of to Torrfitory. apl2d&wtt THE LEADING HOTEL. -..~ EA" tLýTOt OPD- "1888. The reputation of this well-known house for neatness, careful managern. t and BEST TABLE IN THE CITY will be maintained JERE SULLIVAN, Proprietor J. H. McKngl t&co.' Post Traders, And Dealers in FORT SHAW, - M.T. We are in receipt of a large and complete stock of goods consisting of Dry GOods, Notions, Groceries, Drugs, Boots and Shoes, Cloth Ing, Hats and Caps, Hardware, Woodenware, Crockery, Harness, Wool Socks and Twine, Tents, Wagon Sheets, AGRICOJULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, ETC. WOOD'S IMPBOVED MOWERS, HAPGOOD'S SULKY PLOWS, IMPROVED SULKY RAKES, and STUDEBAKERB WAGONS. t3aWe have on hand and to ar Ve a larger stock than erey before. Ranchmen and stookun are repectfully invitd to examine our goods and prices before pur " ifu1f' ng els iew;here - * ... . AW, -M.T., June 1, 1882. J. H. Mo]ight & Co.