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HoFlagttau'Boys Killed Major Brodie and
lA private dispatch received last
light states that a desperate fight ut
close range occurred five miles east of
Santiago yesterday. The Spanish had
a battery In ambush and the Americans
charged it. None of the boys from
Flagstaff were killed as far as can be
ascertained. The Hough Riders cov
ered themselves with glory. About
seventeen were killed and titty wound
ed. It Is reported that Major Brodlo was
shot in the right arm. McCllntock of
Fhoenli was shot In the right leg.
Between 300 and 403 Spaniards were
Davison L8r Cronln Awake in Time to
jToid Being Burned Out.
Abouti midnight last night Messrs.
Davlsou"& Cronln, the harnessmakers,
whopvere sleeping in their shop, were
aw'aicsnetl by a noise in the rear of the
buildup Both gentlemen quietly
arose wlh the intontion of investiga
ting tho nlso, but in the dark thoy had
a momeni'o difficulty in getting tho
back boov open, and when they suc
ceeded Ijt opening it a man was disap
pearing tin the darkness on the run.
Messr(r. Davison and Cronln discov
ered thai they had just awakened in
time to aicape being tho victims of an
incendiary Are. A largo pile of papers
had been,! placed under the floor and
against tee building and everything
was in reaalness for tho lighted match.
Had the (dastardly scheme been suc
cessful a considerable loss of property
would hajje resulted and it might
have prove o a holocaust.
It'll evident there is at least one dan-
gerouH character in tho city whoso
proper place of residence would le
Nary a Bid.
The city council held a meeting latt
night for the purpose of receiving bids
for the water bonds, but not a proposal
was tendered for the same. This
throws the city back to a solution of
the question that it has had to contend
with for j ears and upon its own re
sources will further consideration in
financial matters have to be resorted to
to temporarily handle the proposition
and until permanently settled. Ac
cordingly It Is said the city council
recognizes the utter futility of further
prospecting on the fiat for new water
chanaels furnishing an adequate sup
ply, and tho surface shoe string supply
being also limited, they will probably
go to the northern part of town at tho
junction of Miller and Granite creeks
to develop a further supply. A well
twelve by twelve feet Is proposed at
this point and there are many who be
lieve an abundunt supply will be had.
Mr. J. S. Smith, of Phoenix, was res
cued Saturday eveulng from imminent
peril of death by thirst just this side of
tho Castle Creek hot springs junction.
He left Phoenix early yesterday morn
ing on a bicycle, intending to goto
Congress. When he reached the point
named ho was overcome with heat and
exhaustion and sat down beside the
railroad track. Realizing his condi
tion and danger he tied his handker
chief to a stick and stuck it up beside
the track. It was seen by the grow of
the passenger train which 'came in hwt
night, and they stopped and took the
man on board, cared for him and
brought blm to Phrcnlx.
V. S. Bliss of the Dennis Lumber Co.
of Williams is in the city toil ay.