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TUB roCON'I.VO SUN.
of tlm robbers, who went north towards
Alexander's stage s also held up.
Six passengers wore lined ii while
the robbers examined the express and
emptied the purses taken.
Mail and express was not molested.
Telegram to the Bulletin jesterday
from (Jeronlmo H.iid Sheriff's posse
and Indian scouts were in pursuit.
The passengers names are Mack
Oinies, Harrison Smith, I Ward,
railroad conductor: Mrs. V. O. Mackey
and daughter and V. S. Zeniga. From
these alout !(K) in cish was taken.
An item reeentlv published on the
tire-killing qualities of a ne'w powder
lias elicited many inquiries for further
information concerning this apparently
valuable product. The claims made
for the powder are that it will instant
1 extinguish any ordinary flame aris
ing from any cause whatever, and will
sulxluo fire when other extinguishers
have failed; tliat it is quick in action,
putting out ordinary fires in three sec
onds, one-tenth the time required hv
etllcient liquid chemical extinguishers
under favorable circumstances: that it
is very simple to handle, and. while it
em ! thrown from its tuba for quite a
distance, the Hwflei- is so light that
the draught created by the lire itself
as-dstH in drawing it where it is most
tie viol: that it is non-poisonous and
nou-cii'iM-ive. working no injur; to
either person or fabric, no matter how
delicate or line the texture or coloring:
its jjases are said t be absolutely
harmlees to human life. It is alo
claimed that this powder cm lie kept
for years in an kind of climate and in
any degree of heat or cold without lin
ing any of its effectiveness, mid th.it it
has lieen put on the market at a moder
NAVAL PRIZE MONEY.
How the Prxstds from the Sale of Captured
Vessels are Divided.
The rupture of the Spanish mer
chantman, the Huena Ventura, the
first prize of tlie war with Spain, has
aroused considerable discussion as to
the disposition of such captures in time
' of war, and how the prize money is di
vided. Hammersly, who is consid
I ered good authority on naval subjects,
gives the following information on this
"Vessels and their cargoes captured
as prize in naval warfare must be sent
into port for an adjudication in a prize
court in tliu manner prescribed by law.
I If condemned, the property is .sold by
I the United State Marshal and the
j proceeds, when the capture was made
by a vessel or vessels of the navy, dis-
posed of according to the order of the
court. If the prize was of equal or su
perior torce to tlie vessel or vessels
making tlie capture, the whole of the
net proceeds will lie decreed to the
caput's, and when of inferior force,
one-half will b de.-re.'d ti the United
States and tlie other half tothe captors.
"The prize money adjudged to cap
tors is distributed in the following pro
portions: "1. The commander of a licet or
squadron, one-twentieth of tho prize
monej awarded to any vewk under
his immediate command.
2. "To the commander of a division
of a Meet or squadron, a sum equal to
one-liftieth of am prize money awarded
to a vessel of his division under his
command, to be paid from the moiety
due tlie United States, if there lie .such
nioietx: if not, from the amount
awarded tlie captors.
.1. "To the Meet-Captain, one-hundredth
part of all prize money awarded
to anv vessel of the fleet in which lie is