Corporal Francis, of Company B, Twelfth infantry
, U.S.A., while bathing in the Missouri river, at the mouth of Bad river
, near Pierre, got beyond his depth and drowned before the eyes of his brother soldiers. The troops have been dragging the river for his body but in vain. It is an old saying that "the Missouri never gives up its dead."
Jamestown Weekly Alert, 7/31/1890