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THE POCABBET TRAGEDY..
Charles F. Freeman, Who Slew his Daugh ter as a Sacrifice, Pronounced Sane. The strangest crime of the age is at length to be brought before the courts of Massachusetts, four years after its com mission, for final judgment upon the chief actor. Charles F. Freeman, the religious fanatic of Pocasset, who, in May, 1879, slew his little daughter as a sacrifice to God, has been pronounced sane by the asylum authorities, and as there is pending against him an indict ment for murder, the form of a- trial must now be gone through with. Free man is much the same man that he was when he led the little community on Cape Cod into a fanaticism so rank and wild that he was sustained and defend ed by scores of his neighbors in the dreadful crime he committed. He, how ever, hasplost something of his arrogance, and his religious belief is entirely over turned. Indeed, he is fast tending to infidelism. He now says that he was instigated by the devil to kill his little daughter, and not inspired by God. The circumstances of the tragedy he claims to be unable to recall, but he does not seem greatly overwhelmed with re morse. Frequently of late Freeman has been allowed to visit his wife, who joined with him in prayer before the awful sacrifice, and who held the light when he plunged the knife into the heart of their little daughter. Mrs. Freemau was not long kept in confine ment. For two or three years she has been earning a living with her needle for herself and the surviving daughter in Lynn. She, too, has renounced the Second Advent delusion, and feels more keenly than does her husband the ter rible manner of her child's death. The religious history of Pocasset since the tragedy, which has made the name synonymous with modern fanaticism the world over, has been full of interest ing points. For a long time the event remained a blight upon the whole vil lage. scores of the Adventists sincerely expected to see the little martyr rise from her coffin on the third day as had been prophesied by the executioner. The failure of this promise first shook their faith, but it was many months before some of the fanatical delusions were dis pelled, and even now the bre'ach between the old faction, and the Methodists is entirely healed. The ririt of bitterness finds vent in many a L:ated theological argument. During thelast two seasons, however, summer sojourners have been bringing a new and more wholesome life into the strange Lut picturesque lit tle village, and the effect has already proved salutary. Two Justices of the Supreme Court have the case of Freeman under advise ment, but it has not been decided what disposition to make of it. The attorney general will bring the case to some final settlement before the Supreme Court at Barnstable on May 1. Freeman will probably be acquitted on the ground of insanity or be allowed to go on his own recognizance. ,, .,. .4 iml ,,., gM.._ Fra Diavolo. Last week two young men, modest and' green from the country, were in town, and they thought they would hear the opera, so they could tell the folks about it when they went back home. They selected the " Fra Diavolo" night, and went in their best clothes to enjoy the music. All went smoothly until the bedroom scene, when they began to show a little nervousness, as they gathered from the singing that the fair diva pro posed to retire. When she stood before the glass and began taking out her ear rings as a preliminary they bebame more excited and one said : "Dang my buttons, Bill, she's going to take her clothes off." "No, she ain't; she dasn't do it right here before everybody," said Bill. "But she is, though, for there goes the second ear-bob. Nobody knows what these show actors will do." "I tell you she dasn't do it." "Look at her now; there goes her breast-pin and collar," replied the other. "She dasn't do it, I tell you." Then the diva made another motion. "There, Bill, see what she is doing she's yanked her corset off and she's reaching for the strap that holds her dress on." "She dasn't do it," said Bill again, more excited than his friend. Then another motion by the diva and the first speaker blurted out : "By gravy, Bill, if she ain'tgot off her dress, then I'm a fence-rail." "But she dasn't go no further," said Bill, twisting around in his seat, The diva, after admiring herself in the glass and singing her pretty little love song, stepped to a chair and sat down to take off her shoes. "Bill, said his friend, "there goes one of her shoes." "Well, I'm dashed," said Bill, now wild with excitement; "there goes the other one, too. The next thing there will be the devil to pay, sure, and I dont want to be around when they take up the collection. Let's mosey out of this." And they mosied justas the fair Emma in her white robe de nuit hopped into bed. The Drummer. A Ruction Among the Odd Fellows. And now it has come to pass that the order of Odd Fellow&are having a large sized family "war" all among them selves. A few months ago, It eaos some encampment mombs:, on. 1ved the idea of fornin Z eAgrBesgWhw0B were desl =4: lttle higher, m , ad fcy than anyo o. n by lthe S at ss known M the but seems to have produced no effect. The temples continue their work as openly and vigorously asever. Recently a new onset appears to have been made on the circle. The grand sire has issued a peremptory and decided proclamation, forbidding, under all the pains and pen alties af the law, the wearing of the regalia of the order, "in, or as member of the patriarchal circle, so called, or any other organization not recognized or authorized by the Sovereign Grand lodge, either in public or private, etc." Of course, such a manifesto as this is very unpalatable to the members of the Patriarchal circle, and they will prob ably bid defiance to it. When asked what they designed to do, some of the leaders of the Patriarchal circle replied : "We are going straight to the front; we are not going to back down a hair." It is tolerably evident that one or the other will have to make an humble back down or else that a good sized family quarrel is in course of evolution, whicu will warm up things in the Odd Fellow camps, quite hot and lively. The Pa triarchal circle fellows are not numerous but they are active, plucky and tena cious, and have about as much human cussedness as falls to the ordinary lot of mortals. A Chicago paper says that' a printer in that city has been cured by prayer. It does not say what the printer was cured of. If he was cured of abstracting the word in a paragraph on which a joke hinges, and substituting a word of his own, t'to make sense," as he puts it, we will endorse the prayer cure and give it a five-inch electro ad. free, one year, top of column, next to reading matter. Texas Siftings. To Horsemen. The house of A. J. Davidson has just received the finest bits and spurs ever brought to Montana. Call and see the beautiful silver mounted bits and spurs. They are beauties, and just the thing to. capture the fancy of the cowboys. - n .4 -4 ý '* Oc Seeds ! Seeds!! We are just in receipt of a large in voice of seeds of all kinds, and are receiving new supply by mail daily. These seeds are warranted fresh and of the finest varieties, insuring certain and the best results. Call and .examine he fore purchasing your supply T. C. POWER & BRO. For Sale ! Mrs. Claus Peters has a sewing ma chine, guitar and parlor heating stove far sale. Wanted. A lady as librarian for the Benton Public Library. Hours from 7 to 10 p. m. Call or address M. D. Chambers or W. B. Rassman, directors. For Rent. The lower room of Odd Fellows' hall, on Main street. Dimensions30x80, with basement 8 feet high. Terms reasona ble. Apply to JAMES MCDEVITT, Fort Benton, M. T" For Sale. I will offer at private sale this week a wagon, harness, furniture, and many other articles, all at a bargain. Parties wanting anything of the kind will do well to consult me. CHAS. BOURASSA.. RELIABLE INSURANCE, Always Cet the Best! THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. Queen, of Livcrpool. City of London, of L..don. Scottish Union and Niational, of Edinburg. Phoenzx, of London. Hartford, of Connecticut. Western Assurance, of Toronto. Fireman's Fund, of San Francisco. South British and National, of New Zea land. British America, of Toronto. T. A. CUMMINCS & CO. dec8-tf Benton Monfana. PARK STABLES! H A RR IS 1hRW E , P ro p . Livery, Sale and Feed Stables. i ht Heavgy Turnoo by the day, week or moth. ý 8e1ses e ya . Horses, Wn Bugg~ies. and Es on hand at all times U rein.ns . . •W.(. NES, Contract& and Builder, -AND- i Mantemat SLR.M i·. New Route! New Management! -AND Reduced Rates! THE BENTON SOUTHERN ST''AGE COMIPAI V On and after July 1, 1882, will run from Benton to Utica, Philbrook, Ube:, Fort Maginnis and intermediate points and MARTINS DALE, Consnecting With stages for the Yellowstone and Smith Ri Valleys, over good roads, via Sulphn.r Springs and Arrow creek, the running time being less than half that of former schedules. T. C. POWER & BRO.. Benton Agents, BENTON AND HELENA STAGE LINE, .Make. Daily Trips Between P .von and Helena, carrying Passengers and Express Coaches leave Benton at 7 o'clock every morning, except Sunday. J. M. POWERS, Manager. B. L. POWERS, Agent at Benton. GAN KLEIN, Agents at Helena. PETERSON & PRICE, -DEALERS IN G.eneral Merchandise LITTLE PITTSBURGH, I. T. We desire to announce to the people of this section that we have purchased the stand formerly occupied by JOHN K. CASTNEII, and have laid in a large stock of Croceries, Dry Coods, Liquors, Tobaccos, Etc., Etc., And are fully prepared to meet the demands of the trade in this vicinity. Your patronage is respectfully solicited. PETERSON & PRICE. PHIL. A. MANIX, -DEALER IN oeneral Merchandise, FLORENCE, 1ONTANA. I wish to announce to the citizens of the South Forlk and adjacent, country that I have just opened a General Merchandising Establishment at Florence and am prepared to meet fully the wants of the trade in every line. Call and see me. PHIL. A. MANIX. Florence, March 23. 1883. J. D. WEATILERWAX, DE4LER IN CENERAL MERCHANDISE U7TICJ, J7IO. OTJ. 4. Hotel and Stables in connection. BEST STOPPINC PLACE In the Judith Basin. E. J. MORISON, Dealer in General Merchandise, PHILBROOK, M.T. One of the Largest and Most Complete Stocks in Eastern Meagher County. 0- Good Hotel and.Stable Collectetd, It"r Give me a call and I will guarantee satisfaction. THE ONLY BRIDGE ON THE JUDITH AT 'HIS PLACE. fire, ifeaa Accitet hIarce. The best French, English and Amerlcan Comapamees, ý g aseets of over 26,OO(,OE 00 repde REAL ESTATE A(ENCY. TM.a *Anow'Rg ptyn SsI: A residence Orai i`flg r i tAon I Fept&reet. Sewen or on Nal sreet, ,untin the river. Oaestoryp, plastered bouie, four rooms saM closets. L tsinailp t&t the c of! the lij a 4Pn ge% MERCHANTS' National Bank Of Helena. This bank succeeds the old established and well known Banking house or L. II. Iershfleld &* Bro. Authorized Capital, $500,000 Paid in Capital, - $150,000 President-L. H. HERSHFIELD. Vice-President-A. J. DAVIDSON. Cashier-AARON HERSHFIELD. Board of Directors: S. S. HIUNTLEY, W. D. NICHOLAS, A. SANDS, MOSES MORRIS, THOMAS CRUSE, D. H. WESTON, CHAS. LEHMAN, L. HI. HERSHFIELD, A. J. DAVIDSON, A. HERSHFIELD. Exchange on the commercial centers of the United states and Europe bought and sold. Collections and all business entrusted to us re ceive prompt and thorough attention. Deposits rece ved and interest al owed on the same it left for a specified time. Buy gold and silver bullion, go'd dust, ores, ter ritorial, county and governmentt securities and war rants. Associate Bank: Bank of Northern Montana, Fort Benton M. T. Our Spring and Summet Price-List No. 33, has made its appearance --improved and enlarged. Over 200 pages. Over 3,000 illus trations. Contains quota tions, descriptions and illustrations of nearly all articles in general use, from Adam and Eve to Sitting Bull and Mrs. Langtry. It costs us 25 cents for every copy we mail-nearly $50,000 per annum. It makes our hair red to think of it. We should have the cost of production. The book is full of brains. Send for it, and enclose 25 cents-anything or nothing Let us hear from you. Respectfully, MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. 2Z' & 220 Wasash .AP-.uce, Chicago, Ill CABINET SALOON. AL, LESTER, Prop'r, HUGHES CITY, - 'ONTANA. The best quality of LIQUORS of ALL KIND, CHOICE CICARS, Milwaukee Bottled Beer. The lovers of good things are invited to call at the Cabinet, where they will always find the best quality of articles in my line, and kind treatment. 24 AL. LESTER. EAGLE ROCK STATION, HELENA ROAD. The undersigned has purchased the station on the Benton and Helena road known as Eagle Rock,:and will aim to make.it the BEST STATION ON THE ROAD. This is the supper station.for coaches going both vays. Travelers and teams will find here the best of ccommodation AUGUST NAGLE. NVA 1 be i FRE to ap t oant : o cus tomersof lastyear without or it. Itcontains about 175 pages, 600 illustrati prices, accurate descriptions and valuable directions for planting 1500 varieties of Vegetable and Flower Seeds, Plants, Fruit Trees, etc. Invaluable to all, espec ially to Market Gardeners. Send for it ! D. M. FERRY & CO. DETROIT MICH, FRED. W. BE OKSEN, News Agent AND DEALER IN CIGARS AND TOBACCO, FRESUI FR UITS, CANDIES, NUTS, TOYS § NOTIONS, Blank Books and Stationery. B EA'TO N9. - - .O.&'T.rt.b IIONTANA STABLES -Upper Main St,, Benton. Mon. Sale, Feed and Livery STABLES The Montana Stables have recently been enlarged and otherwise improved, affording ample accommo dations for all business in ourline. SRATES RfASONABLB..5_ CHAS. CRAWFORD, Prop. PRESS& J WAGN U0. "a4," O S..: RE.ALLg, Propr. Will always be fouzd ready to do ft all kmi~a reasonable rates. on1 +*t dr1 . t a _ HARNESS SHOP BENTON, M. T. Si Cheyenne Goods, Chaps, Sad dles, Spurs, Etc., Etc,, A Specialty. Repairiin done ower i,.1, ;l i ;: other place in the city. L. H. ROSENC GAN, Cor. Front and Bond streets. PIONEER STATIONER Y H 003E CRANE & GREEN. We keep a full line of Blank i3Bok, aind Stationery. A tine line of Buoks always in stock, and more en route. CIGARS, Imported and Domestic, of the most popular brands. We keen the finest SMOKING AND CHEWIN6 TOBACCO. An endless variety of Fancy Goods, Toys and Notions, Sheet Musie, Musical Instrunients, Chro mos and Picture Frames, Pocket Cutlery, Combsa Etc. JEWELRY AT COST TO CLOSE OUT. Call and examine our WVall Paper and prices. CRANE & GREEN. SEASON 1883. I will have foI' Service at mny 'anch on Highwood, ofter May 10th, the .fdlloc ing Stallions : LORD CLINTON, Imported Thoroughbred Clydesdale. DONNAHUGAL, Thoroughbred (Grandson of Lexington). EQUATOR. Pure bred Trotter (Grandson of Hyslyk's EHamb,.oaimn). Also a Half-blood. Clydesdale. out of a M3or gan mare, and a Thoroughbred Black Hawck Jack. Pedigrees of Thoroughbred Horses on exhibitiou at the ranch. For terms and full particduars apply at ra, re JOS. A. BAKER, FOR ' BENTION, 3. T. Something of Interest to the Public One of the largest and most complete stock of goods in Montana is now being displayed at ite store of MORRIS BROS., HEL i-. A. - The Stock in part consists of Crockery, Glass-ware LAMPS, CHANDELIERS, PLAIN AND DECORATED TEA, DIx NER AND TOILET SETS, Bohemia.i Glass-ware, Majolica Ware RODGER'S PLATED WARE Comprising--Silver Tea Sets, Water Sets, Cake Baskets, Berry Dishes, Butter Dtshes, and everything pertaining to a complete stock of Silverware. Also Baby Carriages, Toys, Dolls, in endless variety. Jmmunttion, Playing Cards, Poker Checks, And thousands of articles too numerous to mention. We are the most extensive Fruit Dealers in Montana, and can supply the trade imn any quantity desired on the shortest notioe The only honse in the territory that receives A. Booth's OYSTERS Daily. Prices lways as low as the lowest. Fresh gOOds largest stock, and honest treatment. ODBmas .SoLroITD AND PROIPTLY ATTENDED T"o MIORRIS BROS., 8t. .ure . Bblk, HiWena, Main Street. Butte.