About a month ago a soldier at Fort Yates
named Macanerly, having received his pay and procured his monthly supply of the joyful, thought he would gain fame and notoriety by swimming the Missouri, starting from a point near the fort. He was not seen or heard of again until a few days ago, when his body was found on a sand bar about four miles below the post. The body had evidently been out of the water for some time, as the head, hands, and feet had been eaten by the coyotes.—Bismarck Tribune.
Jamestown Weekly Alert, 10/16/1884