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The Proteus Court of: Inquiry. WASHINGTON, November 22.-Secre tary Chandler was notified to appear be fore the Proteus court of investigation to-day. He said that the acting chief signal officer informed him that it was not necessary that the Yantic should carry any supplies for the Greely and Garlington parties, but notwithstanding he directed that the Vessel's guns be taken out and she filled with provisions. On the Yantic's return to St. John's she had three months' supplies for 129 men. Gen. Hazen was recalled and read a letter in response to inquiries of what he intended to prove by the witnesses he desired to summon. The substance of the letter is that there is testimony before the court showing the conduct of the chief signal officer in connection with the expedition to be of a careless and incomplete nature, and tending to give the impression that he was guilty of culpable and almost criminal neglect of duty, which would deservedly sub ject him to a general court martial. He therefore claims the right to have wit nesses summoned by whom to prove be yond a reasonable doubt that he neglect ed none of his duties, and that the work was well done to the last, in every detail and in all particulars. Dr. Harrison, surgeon of the Proteus, testified that the crew acted in a most villainous manner; in fact, they were perfect pirates. They did nothing to ward saving the provisions. Capt. Pike told the witness he had no power to keep the men from stealing. They were a set of scoundrels. WVASHINGTON, November 23. - Ser geant Lamor testified before the Proteus court of inquiry that Capt. Pike told him, when the vessel reached Cape Sat bine, that he felt disposed to delay sev eral days, but Garlington, discovering land to the north, urged a forward movement. It will be remembered that Garlington was ordered' to take advan tage of every lead and ppsh northward as rapidly as possible. Sergeant Kenney testified that the crew of the Proteus were good for noth ing as sailors or anything else. He be lieved they intended to steal Garling ton's boat. He had been cautioned to look out for himself. A Desperado Hung-.-atal Row. LONDON, Tenn., November 23.-Andy Taylor, the last of three notorious broth ers, was executed at 3:15 p. m. to-day. He maintained the same indifference to the last and refused to converse with his minister. He ate dinner with much relish, and at 2:30 was taken from the jail. He ,mounted the gallows with a firm step, and when asked if he wished to address the crowd, said that he did not, and was entirely unmoved on the gallows. After the noose was adjusted he said to the sheriff of Hamilton coun ty, "G-d d-n you; I could drink your heart's blood." The drop sprung at 3:05 and he died of strangulation in nine minutes and was cut down at 4 o'clock. The crowd was orderly and the gallows screened. It was the first private exe cution that ever took place in the state. To-night, three hours after, the hang ing of Andy Taylor, Bill Williams and John McKee, both whites, became in volved in a quarrel with some negroes, and Williams was struck on the head with a stone and his skull was broken. It is thought that hlie will die. Wholesale Murder. JACKSON, Mich., November 22.-This morning four persons-Jacob D. Crouch, a widower, aged 74, Henry White, soh in-law of Crouch, aged 38, Eugenia White, daughter of Crouch, aged 33, all of Summit township, Jackson county, and Mose Polly, of Transfer, Mercer county, Pa.-were found murdered in their beds, all having been shot behind the ear. It is supposed they were chlor oformed first, as no sign of a struggle was apparent. Foul Play. PITTSBUn G. November 25.-The re mains of a young man named W. G. Elliott were found at an early hour this morning under the trestle work in the 12th ward, his head being cut and his body bruised. The evidence elicited before the coroner's jury was to the ef fect that he had fallen, but the facts as-' certained to-night leave little room to' doubt that he met with foul play, as the watch and valuables in his possession when last seen were missing. -- .....l----- Murdered and Robbed. GALVESTON, November 24.-The News' Giddings special says: Mr. Kniffel and his clerk were murdered in their store at Feoder, last night, by robbers, who obtained $15. Officers are in pursuit. Convicted of Murder. WILMINGTON, Del., November 24. The trial of Lewis List and his son for the killing of E. B. Taylor was finished this afternoon. The jury rendered a verdict of murder in the first degree against the son and murder in the sec ond degree against the father-'-death and life imprisonment respectively. Terrible Tragedy. LACONIA, N. H., November 25.--This morning the residents here were startled by the story that a terrible tragedy had ocourred. At 4 o'clock S. S. Andrews, a neighbor of James Ruddy, Aged 40 years and emplroed at the Laeonia ear works, was alaried by the satean of a woman. He aroused s son and hur ried to Ruddy's house, from hde v the screams proceeded. They f.und Mrs Ruddy, aged 38 yama , ýng'g on the ground beneath a front wiLuow, which she had leaped. be..w1 - ing profusely and said that she cut all to pieces. She w, oared for and assftand ob the door df Reddy's ho wa open, when flames` bau rt and alarm of fie was Esou)deL n Zse.. were sown extipguished l4n4 4Ruddy's only bild one and old, was found lying, covered with the contents of a feather, bed, which had been saturated with kerosene and set on fire. The body was so disfigured by the flames as to be nearly beyond recogni tion. In the bedroom was fend the lifeless body of Mrs. Ford. One of her limbs had been chopped off and the re maining leg bound to the woman's body with a c'othes line. Bed clothes had been saturated with oil, placed on the body and an attempt made to set them on fire, which failed. Murdered. NASHVILLE, November 23.-A spe cial from Hickman, Ky., gives an ac count of the horrible double murder of Hillsman King and wife, an old and re spected couple. Their son Arthur this morning visited the house and found his mother dead in a pool of clotted blood. He gave the alarm and the neighbors found the father in a barn, covered with shucks and partly eaten by rats. A German peddler is suspect ed. The house wa :robLed of $2,000. An Editor Shot. CHICAGO, November 23.-A special to the Times froIm Brighton, N. J., says that in the newspaper office of the Dem ocrat a politician named J. L. Vausyele shot John Chessman, editor of the pa per, in the breast. The wounded man threw his assailant to the floor and pounded him in a brutal manner. Freight War. CHICAGO, Noverºiber 23.-The war on freight rates between the Missouri river and Salt Lake continues. . The regular rate, $3, has been cut to 50 cents. Thg Speakership. CHICAGO, November 23.-A special to the Times from Washington says that the contest for the speakership is grow ing warm. Randall was yesterday clos eted for an hour with John Roach, the ship builder, and W. W. Eaton, of Con necticut, and declares himself strongly against the tariff as a forerunner for the democratic defeat. McClellan has writ ten to Wm. Springer expressing sur prise that the Illinois democratic mem bers should hesitate to support him. There is considerable talk about Mr. Morrison as a compromise candidate. Mr. Carlisle expects to receive the votes of all the Illinois democrats except Messrs. Biggs and Meece. O'Donnell. ROCHESTER, November 20.-The Post Express publishes a letter to-day from a man who says he knew O'Donnell, soon to be tried in Dublin for the killing of Carey, in which he says O'Donnell was once chief of the Mollie Maguires of Pennsylvania, and that in conjunction with Dan Kelley, Jim Carroll and "Red Shirt," was in several mobs. Strong Language. CHICAGO, November 23.-At a meet ing of Irishmen to-night to commemo rate the death of the Irish martyrs, Al len, Larkin and O'Brien, who were ex ecuted at Manchester some years ago for shooting a British officer, Congressman Finlay made a speech, in the course of which he said that he would be glad to hear that the dynamiters had blown* London off the face of the earth, but was sorry to hear that they had attempt ed to do so and made such a miserable butchery of it. The Irish people would be justified in doing anything to avenge the death ot these martyrs. War on Oyster Pirates. PETERSBURG, Va., November 25.-An order was received to-day by Captain Vaughan, of. the Petersburg artillery, from Governor Cameron for one of the company's guns. It was sent at once to Matthews county to be used against the fleet of oystermen engaged in illegal dredging in the' Rappahanock river. The gun, a Napoleon 12-pounder, left to-night, and a large quantity of ammu nition will also be sent to the sheriff of Matthews.county, to be used in protect ing the river against dredgers. The Cyclone. LITTLE ROCK, November 22.-A dis patch from Catesville, Ark., says: Yes terday's cyclone in Izard county de stroyed Lacross, five miles from Mel bourne. Every store and church and the academy are in ruins. Three per sons were killed outright 'and several seriously injured. The latest reports from Melbourne of the cyclone there states that seventeen persons were in fired. Miss Sheffield died to-day. A citizens' meeting here sent a relief com mittee, headed by Drs. Lawrence and Case, to both towns, and $150 was sent for immediate relief. GALVESTON, November 22.-A cyclonei last night struck the town of Coleman ville, ten miles north of here. Several persons were seriously hurt. The amount of damage to property is un known. CONCORD, November 24.-Immense damage has been done by the recent gale in the forests near Chatham, in this state, and in towns over the border in Maine, Thousands of acres of va~uable forest trees were wholly destroyed. -All of the old and a great deal of the new growth were practically destroye~d. Where the timber is not broken it is torn and matted and tangled in such a debris as to be alinost worthless. In nany cases the homes of the wood chop Pes a~e ruined and much su~berng.will ensue this winter. PIaTSuRG, November U--Rev. J. W if (colored) bapgrepared papers for r and efation of tiett t Revs. MI and ka rs NEWS FKROM ABROAD.* LONDON, Novein her 22.--The balloting for rector of the University of St. An drews resulted in the election of James Russell Lowell. PARIS, November 22.-Orders have been given at Toulon to prepare two transports for service in case of necessity. The question of preparing supplemen tary war material at Toulon is being considered. The governor of the French in Cochin China telegraphs to Admiral Peyrou, minister of marine and of the colonies, that all the French reinforcements and provisions had landed at Haiphong and been forwarded to Hanoi, and that the health of the troops was excellent. The governor had no special incident to communicate. He said that several gunboats had been lightened to enable them to ascend the canal. HONG KONG, November 25.-The pos sibility of a war has caused a great drain upon specie at Canton. 'The wealthy Chinese have withdrawn five million dollars in the last three months from the Chinese banks in Hong Kong and'prov inces. The Chinese mercantile interests in Hong Kong and Shanghai are par alized. In regard to the tight at Haid zuong, but for the aid of a passing gun boat the position would have been lost. The French garrison had 150 men killed and the town was completely destroyed. Haipong is threatened by pirates, who are encamped within half a mile of the town, and their number is increasing daily. No advance has been made yet at Bacninha, the troops lying idle at Hanoi. It is believed that nothing will be done before the first week in Decem ber. Extensive recruiting proceeds in the Haukois district, where 30.000 men have already been enrolled. The garri son at Haidzuong have taken refuge on board the gunboat Lynda, waiting the arrival of 1,000 men from Hanoi. SHANGHAI, November 25.-The em peror of China has given instructions to the viceroy to begin hostilities against the French in the event of an attack on Bacninha. The emperor says: "The fact that Annam is a vassal of China is known, yet the French have dared to invade her territory. Moreover, Bac ninha constitutes the gates of the celes tial realm, and yet France has repeated ly sought to encroach thereon. We therefore command the prince and.min isters to inform the French envoy that if France dares to encroach further on Bacninha China will forthwith dispatch a large army to fight the French. Washington Notes. WASHINGTON, November 20.-Medi cal Inspector Kennedy has been dis missed from the naval service. John B. Furay, post office inspector at Omaha, has been removed. Secretary Teller sustains the decision of the commissioner of the general land office in refusing permission to certain citizens of Leadville to bring suit in the name of the United States to vacate the placer mining patents issued to Stephen E. Leiter and others, which are typical cases of the titles by which a great part of the land in Leadville is held. WASHINGTON, November 22.--The secretary of the treasury has authorized the payment of the three per cent. bonds embraced in the 124th call whenever presented for redemption prior to Feb ruary 1st, with interest to date of pre sentation. WASHINGTON, November 22.-A court martial is ordered to meet at Fort Snell ing for the trial of Capt. McKibbin, of the 15th infantry, for duplicating his pay accounts. WASHINGTON, November 23.- The strained relations between France and China, and the effect that hostilities have upon the interests of United States subjects, have received the consideration of a cabinet meeting. Surgeon Robert Murray has been ap pointed surgeon general of the armiy. President Arthur and Secretaries Fol ger and Lincoln will attend the evacua tion day ceremonies at New York. Butler's Thanksgiving Proclamation. CHICAGo, November 25.-The Times' Boston special says: Ben Butler's Thanksgiving proclamation, owing to its irreverence, was not read from Protest ant pulpits. A Dishonest Preacher. BOSTON, November 25.-Rev. Winm. Mitchell, the newly installed pastor of the Westbrook Congregational church, was arrested this morning and is charged with stealing books. It is stated that when arrested he offered $1,000 to keep the matter quiet. Run Into. NORTHFIELD, Vt., November 23. The Chicago express demolished a wag on last evening, at Danesville, and Wm. McIntosh, wife and daughter and Rev. Joseph House, of Berlin, were killed. Gone West. HELENA, November 23.-Vice Presi dent Oakes and party of officials of the operating department of the Northern Pacific left here this morning by special train for Portland. S. T. Hauser, presi dent of the First National bank, went out on the same train, a guest of Mr. Oakes. Suit for Divorce. CHICAGO, November 23.-Ellen Reed, wife of Clas. Reed, counsel for the as sassin (uiteau, to-day began a suit for divorce. The grounds for, divorce is failure to. support her. Reed was for merly state attorney at Chieago. Convicted. LITTLE . o.K, November 2.-.rIn the United Mtates: court today 0. :- ovae ind G. HEpsr, oni:trial for intl~4dating alU. 8. witness in Montweeonuty, were convicted of ieloeiy. safe and te $8t5. BENTON STABLES. The undersigned has bought out J. A. MASSIE and will " continue business at the Old Stand," being fully prepared for all demands il his line. o- FEED, LIVERY AND SALE STABLEI. I have Reduced Prices as follows : Board for Animals in Stable, . - - 35 cents per day. " " In Corral, . . - 25 Stock will be given the best of care and attention. W. H. WRICHT. This hotel is a new brick,just completed, with comjorftWtee at( LcomrUmodious rooms. Board by the day or week; rooms with or without fire. Special accomwinodations for commercial travelers. First-class bar in connection. Coach passenger.s wishing to stop at this house will please inform the driver. Fort Benton., Montana. . R. S. CULBERTSON. Proprietor. TO WOOL GROWERS. Parties intendiug to buy Merino Rams this fall tare invited to examine our stock of pure bred Campbell Merinos, brought out from Vermont early this seas ,n. We claim that they are the most hardy race of pure bred Merinos ever brought to Montana, and we are prepared to show that as regards q,:ality the wool of the Campbell flock has never been surpassed in the United States by any spanish American sheep. We refer to the following gentlemen or to any oth ers who have bought our rams: 4eo. D. Patterson, Peek & Lacy, Hay Bros., Fort Benton; W. B. Edgar, Utica; Dent & Tunlock, Wolf CreeK; Brooks & Hil ger, Andersonvilte; Poole Bros., Stanford; William Williams, Deer Lodge. Correspondenee solicited. PARIS CIBSON & SON, Fort Benton, Montana. $20 Reward. Lost--eeven miles above Benton, one span of work horses, one black and the other brown, the latter branded C and blind in one eye. Both had short ropes on. Will weigh about 1,100 pounds. The above reward will be paid for their return to the Montana Stables. Address C. N. DICKINSON, Fort Benton. FOR SALE. 25 Thoroughbred Merinos, 50 High Crade Merinos, 30 Crade Shropshire Rams The latter are by imported Engl sh Shropshire Rams. Prices reasonable Apply to CEO. D. PATTERSON, FonT BENTON: or on the range. Shonkin creek 300 BUCKS FOR SALE. These bucks consist of thoroughbred Merino and a cross between the thoroughbred Merino and the thoroughbred Shropshire Down. We invite all per sons who are desirous ot purchasing bucks to look at our band before purchasing elsewhere. For partic ulars address or call on S MITH B OS., Martinedale. M. T. SHEEP WANTED. The undersigned desires to purchase 1,000 EWES, OR A MIXD BAND OF THE SAME SI'i . Parties having such for sale should address JOHN F. PATTERSON, Fort Benton, M. T. SHEEP FOR SALE. 2,200 Wethers, 1,200 of them coming 2 and 3 years old: 1,000 coming Yearlings ; 1,000 to 1,500 Breeding Ewes; 50 First Class Grads Rams. All are tree from scab or ticks, and very choice sheep. Will sell whole lot of wethers at $3 per head, ewes at $5, and rams at $10 per head. WM. WALLACE, Utica, Meagher Co., M. T. For Sale. Fifty merino rams. Inquire of R. P. Walker, Su perintendent Dearborn Sheep Company, Sun River, Montana. Sheep Wanted On Shares. Will have good, warm sheds, 100 tons of No. one blue joint hay, and fine range. Apply to the RIv-. PaRes. TAKEN UP. Came to our ranch at Utica, M. T., about July 15th, 1888, two horses, described as follows: One light bay, branded 0 herizontally on left shoulder, under a blurred brand; oie dark brown horse, branded with a J inside a circle on right hip. Owners can recover the above by giving satisfactory proof of ownership and paying for this advertisement HOWELL & CROWELL, Utica, M. T. Taken Up By the undersigned. a bay mare, branded J A on left shoulder; also a three-year-old and* a two-year old colt, not branded; also two black mules, without brands, one of them having split ears. The owners can secures the animals by proving ownership and paying the expenses incurred by me. R. C. CRESAP, Cora Creek Station, Barter Road. RANCH FOR SALE. Hay ranch for sale on the Shonkin. eleven.miles from Fort Benton. A good cabin and two corrals, %-mile of fence, 120 acres of good hay land. Wilg give good title to same for $1,800. Ten tons of bay wm go with ranch. Address DAVID WARBHAM, Benton, M. T. Horse or Dairy Ranch A. pe Hosr or Dairy Ranch for sale, four miles fem-the Basrker Mines. There are 5~,100 aes under nce-.sevi miles osfood tence-as big b ain for Jt E. HAMEL. Cattle branded 7 on left rib and hip. Ear mark Swallow foot on Iest ear. Wattle under jaw. Horses b-ai.d d ame on left shoulder. Range-Upper Teton. P. O. address-Frenchtowu, M T. Monts na Cattle Co. (INCORPORATED) R,. B. Harri.on, President; E. Sharpe. Vice-Pre>i dent; W. I). Wheeler, Treasurer: L. A. Walker. Sec retary; IR. P \V:lker, Superintendent. Addres+ of Compa y--IIelena, M. T. Address of .'uperintendent-Sunl River, M. T. Range-M arias to Sun River. Ear mark--talf crop off r'lbtt upper elope in left. Also owners of cattle branded: 0-. S 2 1I X X 7 .ou~'s brand(d( t.s, n on) sh/.oui . Hra I & ROWI1 Post office address Fort Benton. Range--Hiighwood. The brand is on left shoulder. Vent-Same brand on left hip. Cni CRAWgIOCD Post office address- Fort Benton. Range-- Vicinity of Fort Benton. Horse brand- C C on left shoulder. Vent - C on left thigh. ALMZ, WEK5, A Branded W on left shoulder. Range Month of Deep - Creek. P. 0. address -Ulidia. M: T. Branded M on left shoulder. Range on South Fork of Sun River. P. O. address- F!or _ _ . ence, M. T. CHAS. S. ROTH. lorse brand-S 3 on left hip. Vent-Same on left shoulder. SRange-Between the Shonlkn and Belt creek. P. O. addreses---Fort nton, M.T. Malcolm 1oim, vr, Horse brand---N on t shoulder. Vent-Bar over brand. Rabge--honkin. ' P,. O. addressa-- Fort .., , . .neon, M.T'.