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A CHABRMING WVOMAN,
" A charming woman," I've heard is said By other women as light as she; But all in vain I puzzle my head To find wherein the charm may be. llr face, indeed, is pretty enough, And her form is quite as good as the best, Where her Nature has giyen the bony stuff, And a clever millinera l the rest. Intelligent' Yes-in a certain way, With the feminine gift of ready speech; And knows well what not to say Whenever the theme transcends h.ireaclh. But turns the topic on things to w; From anopera cloak to a robe de sui Hats, basques or bonnets-'twill make 3on stare To see how fluent the lady can be. lier laugh is hardly the thing to please; For an honest laugh must always start From a gleesome mood, like a suddien breeze, And her's is surely a matter of art A muscular motion made to show What Nature designed to lie beneath The flner mouth; But what can she do,i if that is ruined, to show the teeth: To her seat in chnuch-a good half mile When the day is fine tbhe is sure to go. Arrayed of course in the latest st yle La mode de Paris has got to show, And she puts her hand on the velvet pew, (Can hands as, white have fai',t of sin'? And think how her prayer hook's tint of blue Must harmonize with her milky skin. And what shall we say of one who walks in fields of lolwers to choose the weeds? IR tads. authors of whom she never talks, And talks of Puthors she never reads? "She's a charming woman," I've heard it Esid, By other woman as light as she; But all in vain I puzzle my head To find' wherein the charm may be. THE (CUS~iLTE MASSACRE. A Graphic Description of the Only White Man Who Witnessed It An Old Trapperts Thrilling Adventures Among the RIedskinss. From the Cleveland Leader. There is an old gentleman 71 years of age, whose home i; on the West side, but who, nevertheless, spendls nearly all of his time in the far west, trapping, hunt ing and trading with the Indians. lie be gan his wild life many years ago, and has now become so attached to it that he can not give it up. lie is personally acquaint ed with nearly every tribe of Indians west of the Mississippi, and he is so beloved by them that when lie leaves them for a short trip to see his family, they express a great deal of regret and beg him to return. In an interview with ai Ledger reporter yes terdlay the old gentleman st:'ted that his extensive friendship with tlhetB'erent gribes was due to the fact of his always treating them squarely and living strictly to whatever treaty he had made with tlem. "Any man," said lie, "who does as he agrees, and shows himself to be no ediv ard, will have no trouble with the In dians. It is a curious fact," he continued, "that the redskins have a great deal of RESPECT FORn A BRAVE MAN, and let him be ever so good, if he is n.t brave, they will kill him some timer or other, sure. I like the Sioux and Utes best, but if the Sioux new that I had occasion to wipe out four of their number at two different times, I guess they wouldn't love lme so much." ".1 ow did it ha:ppen ?" inquired the re porter. "I will tell you," resumed the old gen - tletnen, and after taking a chew of tobacco about the size of a hen's egg, lie began: "It was in the full of 'S7 when I was in camp at Big Stone lake, near the boundary line of Dakota and Minnesota. I had everything in fine shape for the winter and expected a good season at trapping. One iight when I was busy on a lour quart pan of beans two Sioux bucks sud denly made their appearance and asked for something to eat. I gave them some beans, some bread, and a slice of about everything I had, but they kept asking for more all the time, and I'll be darned if they didn't eat as muck of my winter stock of provisions as would have lasted me for a week. This made me kind o' mad, but I said nothing, and when they were so full that they couldn't crowd any more down they took their departure. Very soon after they had left I put on my over coat, took my gun in hand and started to visit my traps. Well, sir, every one of those traps was gone. I couldn't find hide or hair of them, and thinks I this is sort o' strange. By and by it came to me that perhaps those bucks knew something about them, so I started after them. I had not followed their trail very far before I discovered them down in a little hollow, .Inohlhincund n.1 inhklin:' over my trans. 1 DIDN T STOP TO HRiEATI[E a very long prayer over them, but raised my piece and put just 12 buckshot into each of their carcasses and then dumped them into the river. I told the magistrate of the nearest town of what I had done when I came out of the woods in the spring, and he said to me: 'I am glad of it; I wish you had killed the whole tribe.' The other time was when a couple of young bucks let drive at me when I was sitting peaceably on a stump smoking my pipe. One of their bullets made my ear sting; the other went wide of its mark. I drop ped, though, as soon as I heard the re ports, and lay for half an honr as if dead. Then I oxawled along to a ultump of sage bushes, where I got a good peep at them, and the~ perforated their hides with buck ift he tribe knew that I g 4it of their number they S. .ti,,t work of me the nexw tie 1 among them. They asked me :i4n after lbese things happened if I had ".es four of their bucks down In Denver titt me I was btere. I said no, ol ows r I had not seen them in oDen. , d~a'd a any more. Oh, yes, oe tb Iarlg oy roylog I ;e _ up with us, and to make the matter worse, just before they reached :s the father of the family shot one of the Indians' dogs. I told the old man that he had better set tle with the Indians for the dog, but he was one of those harumn-scarum sort o' chaps, and said lie didn't give a darn for the whole tribe. I did everything in my power to bring about a settlement between him and the Indians for the dog, but he wouldn't give a cent. The redskins set tied the matter, however, by tearing the daughter, screaming and crying, from the mother's a nms. That night I camped with re them, and before m'rning they had 3IJIDERIED THE GIRL in a manner that makes me shudder to this day. I did all Icould to save the girl, but I daren't say too much or theywould have turned on me. Yes, I was the only white man that witnessed the Custer massacre. I had been trapping along the Little Big Horn river that day, when a Sioux warrior, all covered with paint, rode up to me and said there was going to be a big fight, and if I wanted to see it to go and join the squaws on the other side of a neighboring gorge. I had no idea at the time that the fight was against Uncle Sam's soilders until I saw the blue-coated col umns moving slowly up the gorge with Custer at the head. He was following the trail of a party of Indians who were lead ing him into ambush. From my position on the side of the bluff, behind the bush, I had a good view of the terrible slaughter. Thousands of Sioux bucks were stationed in either side of the gorge, and when Cud ter was abreast of them they began to pour in a cross-fire which MOWED IIIS M1EN DOWN - like so much grass. Ile could not advance as the gorge ended at this point; neither could he retreat. In fact, he was complete ly hemmed in and the best they could do was to get behind the dead horses and men for protection. The Indians began to ut swariid out of their hiding places and of charge him. Hle drove them back time lt- after time with frightful slaughter, but it >c was no use, for fresh men took the place ils of fallen braves, who charged again. At L s- last all the blue coats had bitten the dust texcept Custer himself. There he stood ``t alone, behind his little barricade of human bodies, with white face and set teeth, fir in-, his revolver with his left hand and at swinging his saber with his right. The In last thing I saw him (1o was to enash out es- the brains of a big Sioux with the butt his of his revolver. The Indians intended to 'nt take him a prisoner, but he fought so like a ys tiger that they had to kill him. I left the tly the scene about a half hour after the fight " as the Indians had found some whisky in he the canteens of the dead soldiers and were preplarig to have a big drunk, and I con In- cluded,thierefore, that it would he healthier PROBATE NOTICE. In the Probate Court of the County of Choteau, Territory of Montana. In the matter of the estate of Frank II. B urd, de ceased: Samuel C Burd, Administrator of the estateof Frank II. Burd, dec ased., having this any render ed and presented for settlement, and filed in this c urt. h i s account of his adm inistration of the estate of said deceased, it is ordered, that Saturday, the loth day of November. 1881, being a day of a term of this Court, to-wit: ot the November term, 1888, iat 11 o'clock a. in ,be, and the same is hereby, ap pointed for the settlement of the said account ac cording to law. JOIIN W. TATTAN, 'Probate Judge, Chotean County, M. T. Dated October "0, 15838. NOTICE TO CIEDITO1RS. 1 1 Estate of Archie McCowan, deceased. * Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, ad ministrator of the estate of Archie McLtowan, de ceaied, 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 Steau county, Montana, the same being the place of business for the transactibn of all business con nected with the said estate. I MAX WATERMAN, Administrator. Estate of Archie WcCowan, deceased. r' Fort Benton, M. T., October 30, 1883. l" DISSOLUTION NO ICE. The co-putnersh'p hitherto existing between the unltersigned, under the firm name of Myers, Buck & Co.,is dissolved at this date. Any mem ) her ot the late lirm will pay all liabilities or col lect bil's due. JIR MYERS, 1). W. BU'cK. MI. CARROLL. October 27, 18888. ESTRAY NOTICE. f Came to my ranch, on the Teton, on or about the 6th day of June, one Sorrel Mare, with saddle, and brandedB L on lefthip. Owner can have the t same by proving property and payingcharges. je2ltf JOHN A. BLACKABY. NOTICE OE FINAL ENTRY. LAND OFFICE AT HELENA. MONT., November 18,1883. Notice is hereby given that the following set i tier has filed notice of his intention to make linal proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before John W. Tattan, Probate i Judge of Choteau county, M. T., at Fort Bentoe, Chotean county, M. T., on Saturday, December 22, 1883, viz: John J. MIealy, pre-emption declara j tory statement No. 5714, for the S.4 of SW% lot 8, and SWiA of EE/ section 21, township 24 north, C range 8 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon anti cultivation of C said land, viz iJohn F. Murphy, Timothy E. Collins, William H. - f Wright and Jossph Sullivan, all of Fort HIeton, SOboteau county, M. T. F. ADKINSON, F. P. STERIASU , Register. SAtt'y for Claimant. no16-5w French Brrs, Sost, Suuttetrsr, sc. SPorotabrOae U .in ' ,1 EVERYTHING A MILLER NEEDS, - sz Fsi rS aPANPL P i s5 AND f ISaTal . [ THE BIMBON A I GA&DIT ;L. 00. Established 1844. CINCINNATI. 0. d w Iµf R SADDLERY. COW BOYS' HEADQUARTERS! STOCK SADDIIS TO ORDER Iboghtthis Fine Harness From the following trees: HAND-MADE ! Half-Breed, Solid Fork, Montana Stock, Vasika, Lehman, Texas Iron Fork, Team arns f rales Still, Love, Ferseiol Tel lllriioss of All Graies Ferseike. TO ORDER ! Chaps made to order from best quality of calf Buggy an' Team Whips, skin! Quirt's Ifackamore Ieatas Spanise Martingales, Half- IORSE CLOLIIING, Breed Bits, Inlaid Spurs,Cantenas, NOSE BAGS, SWEAT PADS! Cartridge Belts. All Work Warranted, and Hand-Made! SATISFACTION CUARANTEED OR MONEY REFUNDED. JOE SULLIVAN, I FRONT STREET, - - - FORT BE1TON, M. T. t i.CrF' A rnT'.r-r-'T,.'.. 1!d iliI I 1 !VJu1UiU 7 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 eircle 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 htr by proving property and paying cha eges of this advertisement, W. B. SHANKS, oclTtf Coal Banks, Dl. T. Estray Notice. Left my ranch on Wolf creek about Sept. 15th, eight head of horses and mares branded as fohlows: 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. $02OO 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, Mi. 'rT. 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. M. on left hip and shod all round. Owner can have same by proving property and paying charges. auldw4t WM. IEALY, Taken Up. Came to my ranch, July 1st, 1883, one black horse branded W D on left shoulder. One gray horse, blotched brand on right shoulder. The owneris requested to prove property, pay charges and take them away. CHESTER EATON, AuglTdawtf Fort Benton, M. 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 bran ied cir cle K oa 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. 'I he owners can have the horses on paying charges and the cost of n si advertisement. j30d 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 8, on left ribs, bar on should and another brand on left thigh. Had on a do ble cinch ,saddle and halter head stall. The finder will be suitably rewarded on leaving information at this office or at I. G Baker a 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 lelt hip. Ownercan have same by proving property and paying charges of this advertisement. J.L. ULEGG, aul4tf Reedsfort, iontana. $25.00 REWARD. Strayed from the wood yard of W B. Shanks. on the Missouri river -ear the Co -Banks, one buckskin iorse brar ie.elnl, 3 4'ofneck un der the mane, dim br td`uOleft-ioulder, welght about 800 pounds. Also one bay horse branded joined AF on left~ seulder wright about 850 pounds. A reward of $%2.04 will se paid if de livered at the Park Stables, Fort Benton, M. T. or 020.00 will be paid for any information which wilh lead to -their recovery. Aug25dtf. "$50' eward. Strayed or stolen from the premises of R.. Beauvis; Piabhe" Creek, N. W. T., about May 20th, one b:ay mare, three years old, white star on forehead, apd iWhite strip on nose, branded B on left shoulder. Any personi giving informa tin that will lead to her recovery will re eeivethe e orve reward frotm the owner. pl to Gazette office, Fort Macleod, N,. T. .i22ldwtf From the e tranuch, tt Cirek II. T., two bbM414 rn or 527 infrmuatien that de a Jun OVeaker&0 SPRING OF 1883. 'ron12. bbXo S SNEW DEPARTURE. .. Finding that cur rapidly 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 w I confine ourselves to acR QaOE"ERIE;s9 Dr) Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. Gents' furnishing Goods. Clothing, Wooden and Harness and Willow Wares Saddlery, We willalso keep and nen;itr a full and well as- among others sorted line of 1 LT I11 HLIMI the tamous MITCHELL STEEL SKEIN WAGONS, CHAMPION REAPERS, STUDEBAKER SPRING WAGONS, CHAMPION MOWERS, MILBURN SPRING WAGONS, TIGER HAY RAKES, DEIDRICK HAY PRESSES, %MOLINE BREAKING MOLINE SULKY PLOWS. and STIRRING PLOWS Jerseyville SULKY PLOWS. 12 to 16 inch FANNING MILLS. 3COTCI IHARROWS. GRAIN :and WOOL SACKS. SPECIALTIES : PEPER TOBACCO SHEEP DIP, LUG LEAF EXTRA STRENGTH, HAWKEYE THREE STRAND BARBED STEEL WIRE. TENT AND WAGON COVERS, HAND and MACHINE MADE, all sizes. We wilt ship thelargest and most complete line of Groceries that ever cae to aFot IBenton for that trade. We have made our requl. sitiot tor l? Syhelf tioods very elaborate, and will undertake t :fl~1ih anything In that line that maybe called for. Our fk cil r~ ofluing orders are greatly improved, and all orders Til T e, prompt and careful attention. Owning our own transportation we will lay our goods down in .0tlg.0 year at one and a quarter cent perpounad from *oand St. Louls, and we propose to give our cuns thebes t f tis low ate i prices o our goods. ! vag gone out of the India Trading business we w: devhote wnselves to the tra.e of Warmers and !ambiemen, to whom weoeespecial Icmeements. f. J. WACKERLIN. T. POW R & RO. .KE & c H. J. WACKERLI & CO., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN Hardware, BAR IRON AND WAGON TIMBERS, Horse-sho and Nails, Tinware, Stoves, Qneensware, 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 Fapcy Goblets for family and hotel use. Our Wagon Timbers are *"-` _ -t Seasoned Hard W oods, and consist of all woods used in h'b, ng wagons, carriages and buggies We ' . ' .. . ;k of TIN ODS! Including Tin Roofing, Gutters and Pipes, and will contract to do all kinds of roofi r repairing, etc. Tin goods of every desctiption MADE TO ORDER on sh,,r 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 SATISFACTON TO OUR PATRONS. PAgent for the LAFLIN & RAND POWDER COMPANY. BgOWTEIR, MCCULLOH POST TRADERS, Fort Assinaboine, M. T. BRANCH HOUSE, 1 CONNECTION. OG,A.,Broauwater & Go., T ýrodlntr, lNamm ara Co Wholesale & Retail Dealers, OT TRADRS, Wilder's L din,,, I , , ,1FORT MAGINNIS, - - - M. T. CARRY A FULL AND COMPLETE STOCK OF Sll erchanl ise eltanted by Trade of the Territory. THE LEADING HOTEL. -- = . . .. . . .. - _-= - -- . SEI.A S011T OLF 1888. The reputation of this uwell-known house for neatness, careful managen: t and BEST TABLE IN THE CITY will be m .,1'in7.ed JERE BU. TvAN, Proprietor . H- McKnzght co. Post Traders, And Dealers in a FORT SHAW,- M. T. We are in receipt of a large and complete stock of goods consisting of Dry Goods, Netteas, Groceries, Drugs, Boots and Shoes, Cloth higs J. ts and Caps, Hardware, Woodenware, 4r.kery, Harness, Wool Socks and Twlae, Teats, Wagon Sheets, ARIOLIR . .IT, ETC. IAP00 D'S SULKY PLOWS, S1 RAJ and STBDEBAKER WAGONS. ba . . .. l rgar stock than eap before. Ranhemen and it-o ine our ood an d prices before par SL h k f, .