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NEWS SUMMARY.
France will shortly withdraw 10,000
troops from China.
During the past week 288 rifles have
been surrendered by Filipinos.
The act establishing provincial gov
ernment in Cebu has been passed.
Two churches in Chattanooga, Tenn.,
were wrecked by the windstorm Wed
Resday.
There were only six lynchings in
Georgia last year, while in 18t09 there
were more than twice that many.
Rumors of difliculties between Chile
and the Argentine Republic are pro.
,ounced to be without foundlation.
Peace and quiet have bwn restored
in Colombia, the revolutiontsts having
been driven to the interior regions.
Serious riots have occurred at Nichl
feroy, Brazil. as a result of an evangel.
ical campaign against the Catholics.
The consummation of the project tc
consolidate all the independent cereal
plants of the country is now assured.
The government of [ruguay has de
cided to permit friars who may come
from Spain to establish themselves it
Uruguay.
A cage filled with natives fell down
a deep shaft of the l;oldenhuis mine,
Johannesburg, last week. Twenty-sia
of the natives were killed.
The imports of uheat into Liverpool
last week were !10(100 quarters froir
Atlantic ports, 1,000 from t'acific ports
and 31.000 from other ports.
Seventy thousand tons of wheat have
recently been imported from Califor
nia and Australia into Chile. This ib
a marked increased over former im.
ports.
The Scandinavian-American steamer
Kentucky, is loading at Brooklyn the
first cargo of the season for St. Peters.
burg. She will take there about 200(
tons of cargo.
Alonzo J. Whitman, formerly state
senator of Minnesota, convicted of
passing a bad check in New York, hat
been sentenced to two and a hall
years' imprisonment.
The Argentine government is alarmed
by the announcement that Chile hat
opened a pass through the Andes at
every strategical point leading into
Argentine territory.
The Methodists are planning a vig
orous campaign in the Philippines.
lishop Warren of the M. I. church ham
arrived at 3Manila and the native con
├Żerts are enthusiastic.
The salmon packers of Alaska are
preparing to begin the season's worl
within thirty days. The first run o
fish, it is expected, will begin between
May 15th and June 1st.
Gen. Warneld, who will have charge
of the military escort on the day of
President McKinley's arrival at San
Francisco, estimates that there will be
from 10,000 to 12,000 men in line.
In Hlavana rumors are prevalent
that the negroes intend to take an ac
tive part in politics, and that an or
ganization is being perfected under
the leadership of Juan Gualberto Go
mez.
The Chilean government is awaiting
information from the Chilean ministes
in Buenos Ayres before a protest is
made against repeated invasion of
Chilean territory by citizens of Argen
tina.
The Denver Republican says that
upon the absorption of the Rio Grande
Western railroad by the Ienver & Ric
Grande, (en. William J. Palmer and
Col. D. C. Dodge will retire from active
railway life.
Trustworthy Chinese report that
troops in large numbers are massing
in the province of Shan bi, near the
frontier of the province of Chi Li.
Well-informed natives prophesy fur
'ther trouble.
The Union Iron works of San Fran
cisco, through President Scott, signed
a contrrct with the navy department
for the construction of the protected
cruiser Milwaukee. The vessel will
cost $2,825,000.
The liawaiian house has killed a bill
to make the old flag of the Hawaiian
nation the territorial emblem, on the
ground that it is not the rule for ter.
ritories of the United States to have
flags of their own.
The United Irish league has resolved
not to accept or acknowledge subscrip
tions to the league funds from any per.
sons identified with the addresses pre
sented to Queen Victoria during hei
visit to Ireland last year.
Dispatches from Chinese officials at
Rsian are published by the North
China Daily News, in which it is stated
that Li Hung Chang carries out the
orders of the reactionists under Yeung
Lu in favoring Russian control in Man
churl.
A. J. Schroth, a bookkeeper in the
First National bank of Birmingham,
Pittsburg, Pa., was arrested Friday
last, charged with the embezzlement of
$35,000 of the bank's funds, lie was
released later on, furnishing bail in the
sum of $10,000.
The board of classification of the
United States general appraisers has
announced a decision in the Russian
sugar case. The board holds that the
United States government was justified
in imposing a countervailing duty on
Russian sugar.
CUBANS VISIT TI-IHE PHESIDENT.
Governor General Wood Explains Condl
tions in the Island.
General Leonard A. Wood, governor
general of Cuba, with Mrs. Wood and
his private secretary, arrived in Wash
ington Tuesday night. General Wood,
who expects to return to Havana on
Thursday by way of Jacksonville, Fla.,
has made the hurried trip to this coun
try for the purpose of introducing to
'President McKinley, before the latter
leaves Washington for the Pacific
coast, the five members of the special
commission on foreign relations, ap
pointed by the Cuban constitutional
convention.
"Tie members of the commission,"
said General Wood. "represent all the
different groups of Cubans composing
the constitutional convention. They
have come to the United States for the
purpose of conferring with I'resident
McKinley on matters which the con
vention does not thoroughly under
stand, and when they return to make
their report I ani convinced that there
will be a thorough understanding on
all sides of the controversy.
"Time constitutional convention has
never voted on or rejected time Platt
amendment. This I can state positively,
notwithstanding the reports to the
contrary which have been sent to the
lJnited States from lHavana. Things
have been cabled here which had not
tihe slightest foundation in fact, de
scribed strained relations between the
representatives of the United States
and those of the Cuban people
"Everythling has been harmonious
since I went to 'uba, andtlhe conven
tion now in session as a thoroughly
representative one. Before the Platt
amendment was passed by congress
the Cubans knew the desires of this
government on the issues which the
amendment contains because they were
submitted to them through the execu
tive. Intervention and the establish
ment of a naval station are two things
which they do not properly compre
hend, and I think that when they are
fully explained in Washinton the only
indication of a difference of opinion
will have been removed.
"'hlere are really ous Lou g-e.aL
questions to be settled. One is the re
duction of the duty on sugar, and the
other is the passage of the constitution.
One is economic, the other political,
yet in a measure they are akin. After
the constitution has properly been
framed and adopted, the economic
question will disappear, as there must
be a great reduction in the duty on
sugar. Then Cuba will be prosperous,
and its relations with the United Staten
settled on a solid basis. That will end
the whole difliculty, and in twenty
four hours the country can be turned
over to the representatives chosen by
the Cuban people.
"To-day all the departments of the
island are practically in the hands of
the Cubans, who have been instructed
as to how things can be managed, and
when the time arrives all we will have
to do will be to take a receipt for the
money on hand.'
CHINA WILL GUARANTEE.
PROTECTION TO FOREIGNERS'
CelestIals Will Keep the Peace If Foreign
Troops are Removed.
A Washington dispatch says it is un
derstood that the Chinese plenipoten
tiaries at Peking, Prince Ching and Li
Hung Chaug, are prepared to give a
guarantee to the powers for the pro.
tectiou of all foreigners in China if the
foreign troops now stationed there are
withdrawn. Thus far the retention of
the foreign forces has been urged as
necessary in order to preserve order
and protect foreigners, but the Chinese
authorities say that order has been so
far re-established that the imperial
government is fully able to direct the
Chinese troops in such a way as to se
cure complete safety to the interests of
all foreigners. This is understood to
be the basis of the withdrawal of 10,
000 French troops, and it is earnestly
hoped among Chinese officials that this
will be forwarded by a similar move"
ment on the part of the other foreign
forces in China.
Destruction in Wake of Connectlcut Flood.
For three miles down through the
2Middlefield, Conn., valley there is
nothing but ruin and destruction as
the result of the great flood on Sunday
evening. Where was formerly the res
ervoir, a mile and a half long and cov
ering nearly 200 acres, there is now but
a diminutive pond, from which flows
the receding river through the gorge
of the dam that broke away.
Down stream at the Hoston & Albany
railroad bridge nothing is left but a
few granite blocks and the rails of the
arch bridge that spanned the factory
river and the highway leading up to
Middlefield Center. The flood carried
in its wake houses and barns, bridges
and culverts. It made great gullies in
the highways and did thousands of
dollars damage. Nobody was drowned
or even injured.
Wyoming Oil Fields.
There is quite a stir in the oil fields
at Lander, Wyo., at present. Dr.Hen
derson, an oil expert, is making ar
rangements to sink a new well near
the old Murphy wells about eight
miles southeast of Lander. He has
ordered machinery which will be in
Casper on the 0th of next month, and
he will rush to the oil fields as fast as
possible. The syndicate he represents
have an option on the Murphy oil wells
and if the new wells show that there
is a good body, things will boom
in that part of Wyoming.
Idaho Quear.lnrmin Il el'w Upheid 1)y U.S. 19,1
prr1ue Coeut.
The United States supreme court
Monday, in an opinion by Justice
Brewer, sustained the Idaho law re
lating to the establishment of a quar
antine against sheep coming from
other states in which contagious di
seases are believed to exist. The de
cision was rendered in the case of R.
Rasmussen, plaintiff in error, against
the state of Idaho, brought before the
court on a writ of error from the state
supreme court.
The defendant was convicted in the
district court of Oneida county, Idaho,
of driving sheep from Box Elder
county, Utah, into the state of Idaho
on April 12, I1St1. The case was carried
to the supreme court of the state and
the conviction was sustained. It was
then brought to the United States su
preine court on a writ of error, alleg
ing that the conviction was contrary
to a clause of the constitution of the
United States, which prevents states
from legislatin g againt property of cit
itizens of other states.
The decision handed down upholds
the legality of the law, in that
the state has a right to protect prop
erty of its citizens from infection or
contagion, and that laws passed for
that purpose do not conflict with the
constitution of the United States.
rsuvius in Eruption.
A dispatch from Paris says Mount
Vecuvius is again in a state of active
eruption, and many people, scientists,
students and the curious, including
American tourists, are leaving Paris
by every train for Naples.
The first signs of disturbance were
observed a week ago, when, for three
days columns of smoke, issuing from
the crater in great volumes, towered
high above the volcano. Then came
occasional rains of the cinders, some
times sprinkling the country for sev
eral miles around. Now lava is begin
ning to run.
The fire at the crater is very intense
at night, illuminating the surrounding
region beautifully. Only two slight
tremo rs of earthquake have been felt
so far.
Enorm.ous .llloult of Gold in U.S. Treasury
The gold holdings of the United
States treasury for the first time in
history have passed the $5o0,000,000
mark. The exact total was $500,278,506,
of which $2'15,078.0959 was held against
certificates in the hands of the outside
public, and 1t 0,000,000 as a reserve
against outstanding United States
notes, the balance being free assets.
This is the largest amount of gold
now held by any single financial insti
tution in the world, and it is the larg
est ever held by any institution, with
one exception-the Imperial bank of
Rlussia- which in February, 1898,
raised its total holdings to $590,300.000.
At present, however, the Russian bank
holds only $371,5,00,000.
Killed in Gas Expluosion.
A terrible natural gas explosion oc
curred in the Commercial hotel at St.
Marys, W. Va., early Monday morning
resulting in the death of four' persons.
The entire building, a large frame one,
was instantly a mass of flames, and
was entirely destroyed.
The dead are Sam Cunningham, oil
driller, Rixford, Pa.; John George, oil
man, Butler, Pa.; IHarry Robinson, tool
dresser. Corning, O.; John Slater, 15
years old, son of the proprietor of the
hotel.
Other bodiss may be found in the
ruins. Several persons were badly in
jured, but will recover.
Connecticut Town Submerged.
The Flood Hollow dam in Middle
field, Coun., gave way about 6 o'clock
Sunday night, letting loose the water
in th. big reservoir, which rushed with
terrific force into the west branch of
the Westfield river, sweeping every
thing before it, and submerging the
greater part of the town. No lives
were lost but great damage was done,
the extent of which it is impossible to
estimate.
Chester presents a desolate sight.
The electric light station is submerged
and the town is in total darkness.
houses are flooded and streets filled
with timbers from the dam.
Crops Damaged in the South.
The weather bureau Monday reported
frost in the vicinity of Jacksonville,
Fla., Meriden, Miss., and at Charles
ton, S. C. Snow is reported at Gains
ville, in northeast Georgia, the moun
tain tops being capped with white.
Albany, in south Georgia, reports
the estimated damage to cotton at 50
per cent. and that watermelons and
cantaloupes have been injured 25 per
cent. Fruit in that section is appar
ently safe.
Americus, in southern Georgia. wires
that considerable replanting of cotton
will be necessary.
French Troops Will Leave China In M[ay
Gen. Voyron, the commander of the
French troops in China, has informed
Gen. Chaffee that 10.000 French sol
diers will leave China in May.
It is the opinion of Mr. Rockhill, the
American special commissioner, that
the foreign troops may now commence
leaving China with perfect safety; on
the other hand, the announcement
that 10,000 French troops are to leave
in May causes fear from the French
native converts and French resident.
SENATOR CLARK ASSAULTED.
Montana Copper King Beaten by Thugs in
Paris.
A dispatch from Paris, Sunday, says
that as Senator W. A. Clark of Mon
tana was returning to his hotel after
midnight, he was attacked by three
roughs in a little street behind the
Madeleine church. The senator put up
a brave fight, but he was alone against
three, i n i had just been knocked down
when Mons. Marloupiot, a typical
French cabman, who was driving by,
hurried to the rescue. The cabman be
gan to beat the footpads with his loaded
whip-handle just as two were holding
Senator Clark down, while the third
was ransacking his pockets.
Marloupiot was beaten into intensi
bility by them, but his intervention
gave the senator a chance to regain his
feet. Then two of the highwaymen
became frightened and ran away, Clark
easily settling the third thief with a
blow on the mouth, which sent the
fellow down.
Senator Clark, fearing that the cab
man might be dead, placed Marloupiot
in the cab and, climbing on the box
himself, drove as rapidly as possible to
a fashionable hotel.
Marloupiot soon regained his senses.
Not only did the senator reward his
rescuer handsomely, but he has en
gaged the cabby for the whole of his
time until further orders. Marloupiot,
who now has all he wants.to drink and
eat, is devoted heart and soul to his
American master. Meanwhile both
men are doing. Paris together in the
most fraternal manner imaginable.
ENGINES SWEPT INTO CHASM
BY A MONSTER SNOWSLIDE.
Two Engines on Colorado & Northwestern
Dashed to Pileces and Attend
ants Killed.
A terrible accident is reported from
Boulder, Colo., on the Colorado &
Northwestern railroad. Two big en
gines attached to a passenger train
coming from Ward to Boulder Thurs
day afternoon, were struck by a huge
snowslide and hurled into the chasm
below Four trainmen were killed.
They are: Engineer Hannon, Engi
neer Fitzgerald, Fireman Miller, Con
ductor Bair.
The second fireman has not yet been
accounted for, and it is believed he,
too, is buried under his engine, dead.
None of the bodies have been recov
ered.
The passenger left Ward for Boulder
drawn by two engines. When the
train reached Boomerville the engines
were uncoupled and started up the hill
to buck the snow which wasdeep upon
the tracks.
A sharp curve occurs near the apex
of the mountain, and just as the en
gines started to plow through a huge
snowdrift, a vast avalanche of snow
and earth was loosened from above.
It came down with terrible force and
caught the locomotives and crew and
carried them to the chasm below.
The train, which was quite heavily
loaded with passengers, was not
touched by the slide.
P'resident and Cashier of Washington Bank
Commit Suicide.
Charles Brown and F. L. Canby,
president and cashier, respectively, of
the First National bank of Vancouver,
Washington, which was closed Satur
aay by the comptroller of the currency,
committed suicide Saturday night two
miles from that city by shooting them.
selves with a revolver. Their bodies
were found Sunday morning lying to
gether in a small clump of bushes about
one-half mile north of Columbia school,
which is situated on the outskirts of
the town.
They both used the same weapon,
and Canby evidently died first, as the
revolver was found in Brown's hand.
It is evident that Canby put the muz
zle of the revolver in his mouth and
then blew the top of his head off.
Brown then took it and shot himself in
exactly the same way, falling over
Canby's body. The bank's funds had
been used in speculations by the two
men, and $80,000 lost, which ruined the
institution.
Attempt to Poison a Denver Prisoner.
An attempt was made Saturday
night to poison Joseph Haennelt, a
prisoner in the county jail at Denver,
who is charged with having assisted to
rob Dr. Flora Betts of $7,000 worth ol
diamonds in August last when driving
with her. An apple pie and some
cheese were left at the jail for Haen.
nelt by an old man who is unknown.
After nibbling at the cheese the pris
oner became sick. An emetic was ad.
ministered, which saved his life.
An examination disclosed the fadc
that the pie and cheese contained a
great quantity of arsenic and other
poisons. Haennelt gave testimony for
the prosecution at the recent trial of
John Barr and Mrs. Bessie Hodge, his
housekeeper, on the charge of having
brutally. assaulted and robbed Mrs.
Betts. The trial ended in a disagree
ment of the jury.
Montana Boy Killed.
Henry Morrick, a seven-year-old
grandson of Henry Harrison, a well
known rancher of Chestnut, Montana
was instantly killed at the Roup farm
on the Yellowstone railroad Saturday
night. The youngster entered the
granary to drive out some chickens,
and while he was doing-so a chicken
flew against a loaded gun in the build.
ing, knocking it down, the force of
the fall causing the weapon so be dis
charged. The contents struck the lit
tie fellow, killing him instantly.
AGUINALDO FOR PEACE.
Urges lls CoUntrymnen to Censne War and
Sustain U. S. ffllicials.
Aguinaldo's peace proclamation was
made public Saturday. It is as fol
lows:
"I believe I am not in error in pre
suming that the unhappy fate to which
my adverse fortune had led me is not
a surprise to those who have been
familiar with the progress of the war
The lessons taught with a full mean
ing, and which have recently come to
my knowledge, suggest with irresist
able force that a co:mplete termination
of hostilities and lasting peace are not
only desirable, but absolutely essential
to the welfare of the Philippine is
lands.
"The Filipinos have never been dis
mayed at their weakness, nor have
they faltered in following the path
pointed out by their fortitude and
courage. The time has come, however,
in which they find their advance along
this path to be impeded by an irresist
ible force, which, while it restrains
them, yet enlightens their minds and
opens to then another course, present
ing them the cause of peace.
"This cause has been joyfully em
braced by the majority of my fellow
countrymen, who have already united
around the glorious sovereign banner
of the United States. In this banner
they repose their trust and belief that
under its protection the Filipino people,
will attain all those promised liberties
which they are beginning to enjoy.
"The country has declared unmis
takably in favor of peace. So be it.
There has been enough blood, enough
tears and enough desolation. This wish
cannot be ignored by the men still in
arms if they are animated by a desire
to serve our noble people, which has
thus clearly manifested its will. So I
repeat this will, now that it is known
to me.
"After mature deliberation, I reso
lutely proclaim to the world that I
cannot refuse to heed the voice of a
people longing for peace, nor the la
mentations of thousands of families
yearning to see their dear ones enjoy
ing the liberty and promised generos
ity of the great American nation.
"By acknowledging and accepting
the severeignty of the United States
throughout the Philippine archipelago,
as I now do, and without any reserva
tion whatsoever, I believe that I am
serving thee, my beloved country.
May happiness be thine."
To signalize this important step in
the pacification of the country, Gen.
MlacArthur orders the release, on
swearing allegiance to the United
States, of 1,000 insurgent prisoners.
The secretary of state received a
cablegram Thursday morning from Mr.
Squeires, United States charge at Pe
kin, dated at Pekin, April 18, saying:
"Winter palace occupied by Von Wal
dersee accidentally destroyed by fire.
General Schwartzkopp, chief of staff,
fatally burned'"
This incident may prove more serious
than appears on the surface. It is
known from diplomatic communica
tions received in Washington that in
tense feeling has been aroused among
the Chinese over the occupation of the
Empress Dowager's palace by Count
Von Waldersee and his military staff.
This was graphically set forth in a
letter .received here from one of the
foremost officials at Pekin. He de
scribed in detail the manner in which
the palace had been turned over to
military uses, and commenced upon the
indignity which it involved to the Chi
nese people and to the imperial family.
Moreover, it is known that this mili
rary [occupation of the imperial palace
was a moving cause for the rejection of
all overtures for the return of the im
perial family to Pekin. From the Chi
nese standpoint, it was impossible to
even consider the return of the imperial
family so long as ,the commander-in.
chief of the allied forces was in actual
occupation of the.empress' palace.
DEPORTED FHOM MANILA.
Five Men Arrive at San Francisco on Trans
port Rosecrans.
The transport Rosecrans brought
from Manilla Thursday five men who
had been deported by the military au
thorities. Among them was Santiago
Maceo, a son of the late Cuban leader,
Antonio Maceo.
Young Maceo came into prominence
on the Pacific coast two years ago
while traveling with Katherine Ting
ley, the Theosophical leader. He fell
out with Mrs. Tingley, claiming that
he was treated as a servant. While in
the Philippines Maceo became a first
sergeant of the Macabebe scouts. He
was accused of giving information to
the Filipino troops, and was dismissed
from the army, and because of the
supposed menace of his presence in the
islands, General MacArthur ordered
his deportation.
Two Volunteer Regiments at San Francisco
Leave Service.
The Thirty-third and Third-fourth
volunteer regiments, recently returned
from Manila, have been mustered out.
The Twenty-eighth and Thirty-fifth
infantry, now in camp at the Presidio,
expect to be mustered out of the ser
vice Apnil 30.
Although there are very few troops
here now under orders for the Philip
pines, transports will be rushed there
as fast as possible, to be in Manila in
time to bring home all the volun
teers to be mustered out by the 1st of
July.
NORTHWEST NOTES
The University club of Salt Lake has
paid $10,000 for a site upon which to
erect a fine club house.
Gertrude L. Harper of Philadelphia,
Pa., has been appointed a trained
nurse in the Fort Hall Indian school at
$600 a year.
D. T. Clark, the sheep king of west
ern Colorado, has sold his wool clip,
amounting to 15,000 pounds, to Schott
& Co., of St. Louis.
E. J. Oakland, contractor for the
Smuggler Union mines at Telluride,
Colo. was instantly killeu on the 18th
by a cave of loose ground.
E. P. Snow, secretary of the Wyo
ming board of sheep commissioners,
says no UTtah sheep will this year be
permitted to enter WVyoming.
Colonel W. T. S. May, superintendent
of tcie government forest reserve in
Colorado and Utah, says that the water
supply makes it necessary to exclude
sheep and goats from the reserves of
Colorado.
Carrie Schott of Denver, aged S
years, is dead. and her sister Edna,
aged 4, is in a critical condition, and
County Physician Harry C. Brown, at
tributes their sickness to eating three
or four candy Easter eggs, which had
been colored with dyes containing ar
senic.
The Northern Pacific Railroad com
pany makes important announcement,
regarding a new line of steamships
which the company will operate three
quarters of the way around the globe,
from Tacoma to Liverpool, by way of
the Pacific ocean, the Suez canal and
the Mediterranean.
Al Biowie, manager of the Swan Cat
tle company of Wyoming, declares that
the reports of the company's losses
from the recent storms have been ex
aggerated. The company's holdings
amount to about 60,000 head, while the
losses will not aggregate over 600 head
or about 1 per cent.
There is much excitement over the
finding of oil on a ranch between Cedar
ville and Eagleville, in Surprise valley,
California, and it is said a flow has been
found that burns like a candle, only
much brighter. Oil locations are being
made, and experts are bonding all the
property they can get hold of.
Antonio Lopez, a cowboy, has been
sentenced to ten years in the Mon
tana state prison. He was a bad man
with a gun. His crime was charging
through a half-breed camp for sport.
and firing his weapons. One bullet
Ifilled Jean Valjean. Evidence at the
trial showed Lopez once shot out the
latern of an old woman milking a cow
and set the coat tails of a man on firt
in the streets of Malta, with a pistol
shot.
Charles Geiss and Edward Burke
were shot at Marysville, Mont., Friday
by a miner named Ilagar. Geiss and
Hager, with two others, are operating
the Bell Iloy, a gold mine. During a
quarrel in Lehman's saloon, Gates
struck IHager, and the latter pulled a
revolver and shot Geiss as he was run.
ning away. Geiss was hit in the back
and will probably die. Another shot
struck Burke, a bystander, in the groin.
His wound is not serious. HIager is
under arrest.
The Missouri River Power company
which owns a dam and power plant at
Canyon ferry, Montana, and which is
now constructing a pole-line to Butte,
will build another dam across the Mis
souri river at Stubbs's ferry, five miles
below the present plant. The new
dam and plant will cost $1,000,000 and
will develop 10,000 horse-power, which
with part of the power now generated
at Canyon ferry, will be sent to Butte.
The company has contracts for power
from the Amalgamated and other big
companies operating in Butte.
Four men sawed their way out of
the jail at Rawlins, Wyo., Friday night
and made their escape. They are Orio
McSwain and James McMahon, await
ing trial on the charge of murder; Ed
Martin, assault, and Al Probst, rob
bery. After sawing a bar into, they
waited for the jailer on his evening
round, and knocked him down and
locked him in a cell. They secured
his pistols, and although they had no
coats or hats and wore light slippers,
they made a dash for the hills.
Al Davidson, a mining man operating
at White Sulphur Springs, but living
in Butte, committed suicide at his
home last week by shooting himself in
the head. Be had been in a row with
another man, and went home to get
his gun and kill his adversary. His
wife persuaded him not to leave the
house any more and he lay down.
Shortly after this his wife went into
the room and found him dying, with a
bullet in his brain and a pistol by his
side.
A strong flow of natural gas has been
encountered in a well sunk at Foun
tain, Colo., in prospecting for oil. It
is said that the flow is so strong that
the gas can be lighted with a match.
The discovery has caused much excite
ment.
The city council of Pomona, Cal.,
has granted a franchise to the San
Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake rail
road for the construction of a track on
First street over the route along which
the Southern Pacific attempted to build
recently.

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