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VOLUME LXXIX.-NO. 154.
Assassinated by a Fanatic While Entering the Shrine. BULLET IN TEE BREAST. Removed to the Palace at Teheran, Where He Soon • . Expires. . ARREST OF THE MURDERER. Nair-ed-Din's Death Regretted by Those Familiar With His Re* ligious Tolereace.. LONDON, Exg., May 1.— The Central News, says that h private telegram from .Teheran states that the Shah of .Pe^ia was seriously wounded by a religious fanatic. " • • .The Shah was entering a shrine near Teheran when' his assassin drew a "pistol and' -tired at him, the bullet striking near his heart. The wounded ruler was at once .con.v.eyed to his carriage and taken with all speed to the palace, where he died two ■ •hours later. The murderer was arrested; It is believed that he had accomplices. The details that have reached here of the assassination of the. Shah are of the briefest character.. A3 the Shah was en tering the' inner court of the shrine of Shah Abdul Azim the assassin, who is said/ to be a Bay y id from Kerman named Mollah P.eza, delivered the fetal shot. The Shah was attended by his chief phy sician, Dr. Tholozah, and other physicians. The assasination caused much. alarm. Prince Naib-es-Sallaneh, tho' third son of the Shah, retired to his palace' at the re-' quest of the Government.. The heir to the throne, Muziffer ed-Diri, is ..at -Tabriz. He will leave for the capital as soon as possible. ' ' 1 A possible reason for the en me is that ' there has been mucu discontent for some time owing to the dearness of provisions. partly caused ' by the excessive issue of copper coins. • . • . WASHINGTON, D. C, May i: — The following cablegram 10 .Secretary Oiney was received from United States Minister AJex McDonald, at Teheran: TEHERAN, Peesia, May 1, 1896. To Oiney, Secretary of State, Washington:- The Shah, while visiting a shrine near the city to-day for devotion,' on entering the inner sanctuary was shot by an assassin disguised as a woman, the bullet entering, the region of the heart. He expired in a few minutes. The regicide was a revolu tionary fanatic. . There is. great distress, but the city is quiet. • Shortly after the receipt of the news of the assassination -Secretary Oiney sent a: cable message to Minister'McDbnald say ing that the Presidentdirected that sincere condolences be rendered- and abh.orre.nce of- the crime expressedto the Government of Persia and the family of the Shah.. Nazr-ed-Din, . the' Persian ' monarch, was born' July 17,1831.- He was the son and successor of Moubammed and suc ceeded- to the thrpn-e September. 10, 1848. Just after the commune of -Paris Nazr-ed- Din made a to.ur of Europe and the edu cational' . advantages ' derived from his travels' resulted in- the institution .of a more-, liberal .administration of govern ment on his return to Persia: .. The' -new Shab -is' Mo.uzaffer-ed-Din, /who- was born March 5,'i853.- His. official title was.Mirza.Valeahd; or Heir Presump tive. He has rive. sons, of whom, the-eldest is Mohammed Ali MeTza, and five daugh ters. .'• . .- ' . . ' . '•' • " •' The assassination, of Nazr-ed-Din by a fanatic becomes a greater source of regret from the fact that his extended travels had taught hid a degree of religious toler ance surpassing most Eastern potentates. The records of .thje'State Department contain many communications attesting the Shah's leajiings-'toward.-liberality and justice. In one particular instance where an Armenian Christian, under the protec tion of American missionaries, was strot at Oroomrah, Persia, in 1893, the Shah sent his son and heir-apparent to investigate the matter on the complaint of United States Minister McDonald^ ' .-• •' The Persian Prime Minister informed Mr. McDonald that imperative orders had been issued to have exemplary punish ment inflicted upon those who had com mitted the deed and to take every possible, measure for the protection of other Chris tians who might be in danger. . . Mr. McDonald forwarded the entire cor respondence to Secretary Gresham, stating that it was the request of the American missionaries that the Shah's letter should be published for the benefit of their friends at home. Persia is not represented in the United .States in diplomatic or consular capacity and probably will not be until an incident that caused some embarrassment in the relations of the two countries is forgotten. Eight years ago the Sbah who waa killed to-day decided to send a diplomatic repre sentative to Washington and the Govern ment was notified of the intentiln. The new Minister was Hadji Hassan Ghouli Khan Matamed el Veszare. One day the State Department received a number of trunks and other baggace bearing the name of Hadji Hassan ad dresseii to its care. Time passed and noth ing was heard of the expected diplomat. Finally the department sent a telegraphic inquiry to its Minister at Teheran request ing information as to the Persian Minis ter's whereabouts^ and the surprising answer was returned that Hadji Hassan had left Persia months before and was sup posed to be in the United States. The State Department oittcials were worried and sent numerous dispatches to ► representatives of the United States at posts along the route presumably taken by the Minister in his, journey to Amer ica, but no satisfactory information was received in reply. In the course of time Hadji Hassan reached Washington and it was then learned that he had succumbed to the fascinations of Paris and spent a long period there incognito. The newspapers published this story very generally, and the paragraphers made humorous comments on Hadji Hassan's long name and his mysterious disappearance from public view. These things offended the Minister greatly. He was also chagrined over the attention at tracted by his peculiar dress and appear ance. He wrote to the Secretary of State comDlainins: of these matters and with drew with his suite, returning to Persia. The reverence associated with the person of the Shah is well illustrated in the treaty of friendship and commerce which Hon. Carroll Spence, United States Minister, made with Persia in 185G. In the preamble the late Shah is described with true orien tal hyperbole in this language: "The Pres ident of the United States of North America and his Majesty as exalted as th.e planet Saturn, the sovereign to whom the sun serves as a standard; whose splendor and .magnificence are equal to that of the skies; the sublime sovereign, the monarch whose armies are as numer- . ous as the stars; whose greatness calls to mind that of Jeinshid.; whose magnifi cence equals.that of Darius ; the heir of the crown and throne . of the Kayanians ; the sublime Emperor of all Persia." . CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 1.— Advices from Pretoria show that the inter dict upon the property of the members of the Johannesburg Reform Committee has been removed except in the cases of Mr. Leonard and Dr. 'Wolff. The health of John Hays Hammond, the American, who was sentenced to death, continues to canse uneasiness. • The Boer Progressist party appears to be. .unanimously in favor of leniency toward the prisoners. They consider that banish ment.and a small fine would be sufficient punishment. Judge Gregorowski, who sentenced the prisoners, was hooted .upon his arrival at Bloemfontain on " his return from the Transvaal. BLOEMFONTAIN, Oraxge Free State, May. 1. — The Volksraad to-day debated a motion to modify the extradition treaty with the British South Africa Company. It was contended that the company could no longer be regarded as a civilized Gov ernment. The President advised the abrogation of all treaties with the company, which he declared constituted a danger to South Africa. • . " . The motion. was eventually ruled out of order and was withdrawn, it beine shown that. the treaty had been concluded with tne British High Commissioner in South Africa and not with the British South Africa Company. Reported Execution of the : Crete af-th* ■ ' . Competitor. .'... ■■ ', KEY WEST, Fla., May 1.— Information thought to be reliable has been received in this city to the effect that ■ the schooner Competitor was captured on the high seas. On the .morning before the day of the re ported capture the schooner was sighted near Sand ' Key light and the wind being light and ahead, it- was impossible for the schooner to get into Cuban waters. Great excitement exists in this city over the report that the crew of the schooner were executed this morning. '• . > ' • HAVANA, ; Cuba, May 1.— The Cantabra battalion has' had an engagement near Rematas with the rebel bands of Lazo and Varona. The fight was a hot one, and the rebels lost ov<«r thirty killed and many wounded., The Spanish loss was one killed and four wounded. •..-'• ;• • '• : ' Men Selected by Premier Tup per to Compose the Ministry. Ani Now Sir A. P. Caron Will Go to London as High Commis sioner. OTTAWA, Ontario, May 1.— Sir Charles Tupper, the New Canadian Premier, has completed the work of reconstructing the Cabinet, and the members were sworn in this afternoon. Following is the official list of the new Cabinet. President of Council, A. R. Angers; Postmaster-General, L. O. Taillon; Minis ter of Marine and Fisheries, John Costi gan; Minister of Railways; John G. Hag frart; Minister of Finance, George Foster; Public Works, A. Desjardins.; Minis ter, of Justice, M. R. Dickey ; Minister of Militia, Lieutenant -Colonel Tisdale; Minieterof Agriculture, W. H. Montague; Minister of the Interior, HurIi John Mac donald; Secretary of State, Sir Charles Tupper; Minister of Trade and Com merce, W. B. Ives; Controller of Customs, J. P. Wood; Controller of Inland Kev enue, Lieutenant-Coionel E. G. Pryor; Solicitor-General, Sir C. H. Tuppor; Min isters without portfolio, Sir Frank Smith, Donald Ferguson and Senator Ross. The ceremony of swearing in the mem bers of the new Cabinet took place at 2 o'clock. Sir A. P. Caron.it is said, will go to Lon don as High Commissioner. Mr. Ouimet has the offer of a seat on the bench in the Court of Appeals. HONOLULU, Hawaii. April 23 (per Mi owera, via Victoria. B. C.)— A violent erup tion began on Mauna Loa at 7 a. m. of April 20. The fountain of lava on the summit is estimated at Hilo as 4000 feet high. The light wa s brilliant as seen from Lahaina next night. 110 miles away in a direct iine. A glow was seen last night from the lookout on Diamond Head, 180 miles distant. This indicates that the eruption is of the greatest magnitude. The direction of the great lava flow will be learned in a few days. ST. PETERSBURG, Ruhsia, Mavl.— Li Hung Chang, the extraordinary represen tative of the Emperor of China at the cere monies attending the coronation of the Czar of Russia in Moscow, arrived here yesterday. He made a few remarks in response to hia greeting by the Rusaian authorities. SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1896. Actor Lindsley Whipped in Full View of the Audience. OTHELLO INTERRUPTED. James' Leading Man Receives Severe Punishment From an Angry Woman. VENGEANCE FOR SCORNED LOVE "Georgia of St. Louis" Surprises Her Fickle Sweetheart by Public ; Chastisement. COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 1.— In the third act of "Othello" by Louis James' company at the High-street Theater to-night James' leading man, Guy Lindsley, was horse whipped on the stage ia fall view of the audience by a woman who leaped at that moment from one of the boxes, whip in hand. James was playing Othello and Lindsley Iago. James was dumfounded. He stood speechless on the stage, while Lindsley, recognizing his assailant, rose to his feet, stammering to James, "This is Georgia of St. Louis," while the audience was wild with excitement. Without the least interference being made tiie woman continued to belabor Lindsley about the head and shoulders. Finally some one rang the curtain down and a policeman rushed in and placed the woman under arrest. The play proceeded with the rest of that act omitted. After the play LincUley said he had known the woman for some time, and at one time they were quite friendly. He had been annoyed by her and was unable to get rid of her attentions. She said Lindsley was formerly her lover and that they had arranged to be married, but the time was never set. Under the influence of his mother and his brother he had discarded her. His people were very aristocratic and wealthy residents of St. .Louis, and did not like her because she was a country girl originally. His scorn had so enraged her that she came directly from St. Louis to administer this flogginc. She showed a number of letters written to her by Lindsey, the earlier of which are full of love, but the later ones tell her that they must break off their relations. Socialist Workingmen Have En counters With Police and the Troops. Several Rioters Badly Wounded Dur ing the Disturbances at Vienna. VIENNA, Austria, May 1.— There was a general observance of Mayday among the workingmen. The socialist working men held twenty-four meetings this morn ing. Resolutions were passed demanding aa eight-hour working day and universal suffrage. This evening a large number of work men and socialists gathered about the Reichsrath building and hooted the Gov ernment. Frequently the cry of "Down with Badeni" (the Prime Minister) could be heard. The mob then entered the great park, the Prater, where they acted in a riotons manner. The police attempted to restore order, but the rioters turned on them and drove them away, hurling stones and other missiles at them. ; "'•_' •• ' : Several policemen were quite badly hurt in the melee. Troops were called for and were promptly on th« '' scene. They made quick work of the rioter* and cleared the Prater and the streets in the vicinity where the mob attempted to linger; Fif teen of the rioters were injured and many arrests were made. " • LONDON, 'Esq., May 1.— Some hundreds of unemployed workers held a meeting in; Hyde Park this afternoon and passed the international socialistic resolutions for the overthrow of the system of the centraliza tion of capital. The speakers at the meet ing were Louis Michel, M. Sembat, social ist and member of the French Deputies, and Mrs. Mardand Draveling. The prin cipal workingmen'a demonstration will be held Sunday. *" ROME, Italy, May Mayday opened very quiet. 1 It i* ti' f'lil holiday ,'even the netrv pipers rhjvibfcV suf.ycidfd publica tion. The authorities took the precaution to strengthen the garrison' against possi ble disturbances, but there were no indi cations that such precautions were neces sary." • ' . ' : BERLIN, Germany, May 1.— The city was quiet. Mayday meetings were held. Shoemakers tried to parade at Straulaw, a suburb of Berlin, but were dispersed by the police. BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 1.— A fight occurred "at Chalet Hainault between the socialists, who were celebrating Mayday, and a number of policemen. The police were worsted until they were re-enforced. Several were injured. PARIS, France, May 1. — Mayday was very quietly observed here. ' A great many meetings were held, but they were orderly. Nearly Eight Thousand Arme nians Were Massacred in the Vicinity of Oorfa. Stories of Terrible Slaughter Told to Those Who Are Administer ing Relief. NEW YORK, N. Y., May l.-The fol lowing report of relief work at Oorfa has jnst been received by the National Arme nian Relief Committee: OORFA, Turkey, March 22, 1896.— The h©s}> tal which we have opened ia in a house of five rooms that have been newly built with good carpentry, glass windows, etc. It was completely wrecked, every room battered and blood-bespattered and all the inmates were killed. Our patients are doing well. Bat only a small part of those who apply can be received. tfrom our distributing house over 6000 articles, such as dishes and pieces of cloth ing, have been <;iven but. Our committee this week learned of a family of forty members, belonging to seven brothers, of which every member web wiped out. It is simply terrible to listen to the ac counts of the massacres; what must it have been to witness them? The tacea of the women, with their help less little ones, tell volumes. Many have no more tears to shed; are calm, but their sorrow has a depth which God grant we may never know. The hardest of all is to refuse work for the many women who beg for it. "We can only employ about 300 makingclothinour industrial department. The number killed here has been given too few, in the desire of not overstating. It is now dear that 7000 if not 8000 were killed in Oorfa. TORONTO, O.vr., May 1.— In accordance with a determination arrived at last night the builders' laborers— 300 men — went on a strike to-day. The demand is for 21 cents per hour. The employers refuse to go higher than 18 cents." The stone cutters have struck wort in sympatny with the laborers, makin? the total num ber of men out about 1200. CAIRO, Egypt, May 1.— The Egyptian troop* under the command of Major Mur dock have had a sharp skirmish with a force of dervishes near Akusheh. The j dervishes were defeated with much loss. GENEVA, Switzerland, May 1.— The Swiss national exhibition was opened here to-day by Dr. Adolphe Detacher, vice president of the Swiss Confederation. Such Is the Opinion of the Senate Committee on Pacific Roads. GEAR MAKES A REPORT. Ingenious, Argfuu^L ifi-S-v of the Proposed Scheme of • . Refunding Debts. PERILS OF FEDERAL VENTURES Reasons Given for the Objection to the Government Control of Bond-Aided Lines. WASHINGTON, D. C May l.-Gear, from the Senate Committee on Pacific Railroads, this afternoon submitted a re port on the bill to refund debts of the Central and Upion Pacific railroads to the Government. The bill itself was reported several days auo. The committee does not recommend any departure from the settled policy of the Government to keep inself free from any connection with the ownership and operation of railways. • It does not recommend and feels sure that the good sense of the people would not approve any legislation looking to the control and operation by the Government of single systems of railways in competi tion witn those controlled ana operated by private enterprises or to the inaugura tion of a policy, the logical outcome of which must be the ultimate control and operation by the Government of the great railway systems of the United States. In the opinion of the committee the Government had lar better abandon its entire interest in these properties than take the first step in a scheme so vast and perilous. The foreclosure of the lien of the Government is disapproved for practi cal reasons. The Government-aided parts of the various roads, upon which the Gov ernment lien rests, are incomplete at the outlets and practically without terminals and other indispensable adjuncts. These could not be embraced or con trolled in proceedings for the foreclosure of the liens.and could only be avalied of to complete the lines which might be acquired by the Government under foreclosure by the outlay of large sums of money in addi tion to those which would be required to discharge the prior liens upon the aided lines. Foreclosure of the Government's lien would of course involve the necessity of providing for the retirement of the first mortgage debt upon the aided parts of the property, but under such foreclosure the Government could only acquire fractional parts of the system, to the successful ope ration in which other lines and terminals wholly unaffected by the Government lien is essential. in the opinion of the committee no fore closure of the Government's lien should be undertaken without full provision pre viously made by Congress for the discharge of superior 1 iens and for the acquisition of the other important and valuable proper ties, which must be acquired in order to make possible any successful operation of the aided parts of the system. It is estimated by the committee that at least |90,000,000 exclusive of the amounts held in the sicking funds would l>e requi site for this purpose. Any proposed ap propriation of so large a sum of money, or the issue of securities of the United States to provide such a sum for the purpose of I making such an experiment, would be lit tle less than preposterous. The committee is satisfied that the solu tion of the existing questions between the Government and the Pacific railroad cor porations is to be found in an extension of the debts due to the United States upon the conditions which are embodied in the bill. Attention is called to the fact that pro vision is made that the mortgages to secure the adjusted bonds shall contain a clause that in case of six months' default in any payments, the entire debts due the Uniied States shall, at the option of the President, mature and the United States shall thereuDon be entitled to enter upon and take possession of the mortgaged properties without applying to the courts or to Congress. The commUtee calle s especial attention to the provision in the bill which gives all lines connected with the Pacific system at any point, "equal terms, rates and facilities for the interchange of traffic, both passenger and freight, be tween such connecting roads and every part thereof." Also to the provision that "any contract, arrangement or device by sale, lease or consolidation, or otherwise, intended to give preference or advantage to any railroads so connecting at such common point" shall be unlawful. When it is taken into consideration that at the Eastern terminal of the Pacific sys tem there are few great lines of trans- State roads which have connection at Chicago and elsewhere with great lines of road leading to the Atlantic coast it will be readily seen, the commitee concludes, that this clause providing for connection with tbe different roads practically gives to the transportation of freight or passengers going either East or West, competition between the Atlantic coast and the Pacific systems, thus carrying into effect what was doubtless the intention of the act of Congress in ttie act of 1862. For these reasons the committee recommends tnat the bill pass. After a Quarrel Wrth Her Lover Clara Burn ham Tried in Vain to End Her Ufe. SOMERVILLE, N. J., May 1. — Clara Burnham, 27years of age, tried to kill her self for the third time' last evening. She quarreled with her lover on Monday night, and on Tuesday morning took a dose of laudanum. Her mother discovered the fact in time to eave her life. When she re covered from the effects of the drug she appeared to be penitent, but on Tuesday night she secured her father's revolver and shot herself in the breast. The bullet struck against one of her ribs and did not make a serious wound. When her second attempt failed her parents locked her up in an empty room, and a brother was kept at the entrance of the door to guard her from escaping. Last evening she applied a match to her cloth ing, and in a short time was ablaze. Her brother opened the door and put out the flames, but not before she was badly burned. She is in a critical condition, and may not recover. Her parents refuse to talk about her at tempts to end her life, and will not tell the of her lover or the canse of the !'eiwe%u them. OMAHA, Nebr., May i. — The Santa Clara Manufacturing Company assigned to-day for the bcrrrf <f its raditon. No statement of its liabilities nas been made public, but it is understood they will ex ceed $50,000, with nominal assets. The company's failure is attributed to the fact that it has been burned out three times within two years, coupled with financial depression in the West. . . CHICAGO, III., May 1.— The strike of the iron-workers on the Union Loop and Northwestern Elevated Road for an ad vance of wages from '6~,y, cents an hour to 45 cents an hour bids fair to be a bitter tight. Some of the contractors have agreed to the new scale. A general strike may be ordered if non-union workers are em ployed. " ■ Over Two Thousand Persons Fed at the Cripple Creek Relief Camps. Incendiarism Yet a Popular Belief and Threats Are Made Against Sus pected Firebugs. CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo., May 1.— At the two relief camps over 2000 people were fed this niornine, the breakfast consistihg of meat, coffee, hot cakes and other sub stantial viands. The quantity of tents is sufficient to accommodate all who are in need of aid. Most everybody enjoyed a solid night's rest last night and awoke this morning refreshed and encouraged. At both camps the people eat at long tables, laden with food enough to satisfy all ap petites. Mayor Steeie stated this morning that he did not believe there were any bodies in the ruins of the Portland Hotel or other burned structures in the neighborhood. Charles Griffith and the unknown shot during the fire- are so far the only dead. Incendiarism is still a popular belief as to the cause of the tire, and many wild threats are made against the alleged fire bugs should they be apprehended. All indigent Cripple Creek sufferers have been granted by the railroads running out of the burned camp a rate of 1 cent per mile, or one-filth of the regular fare applying in Colorado. Last evening the Denver and Rio Grande sent five sleepers to the camp, four of which nre to be sidetracked, and, under the supervision of porters, turned in to temporary rooming-houses. The charge will be 50 cents a night, linen and pillows being furnished by the company. The prices asked for commodities to-day were very reasonable and no exorbitant rates were the rule. Restaurants and eating houses are opening up as fast as they can procure temporary quarters. The saloons do not appear to be thriving to any great extent, as people are inclined to be orderly and quiet. One restaurant man this morning dis played a sign advertising "strawberries and pure cream for 15 cents." Sergeant Dunnincton and his squad of ten patrolmen go back to Denver to-night and Marshal Marshall's tin badges are disappearing rapidly. The National Guard will do its last duty to-night. A circus is billed for the town to-morrow and on Sun day 50 per cent of ita receipts will be con tributed to the relief fund. Building material, furniture and mer chandise are now coming in by the car load and contributions of food and cloth ing are sufficient for present needs. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Outlaw Laverone and His Confederate Yield to a Posse. THEIR CAVERN STORMED Giant Powder Used to Drive One of the Highwaymen From His Retreat MINERS AID THE OFFICERS. The Fugitive Surrenders When the Explosive Is Ready to Be Touched Off. MADERA, Cal., May 1.— Outlaw Wil liam Lave rone and his confederate, who robbed a man named M. Ashley of $250 and a gold watch at Bates' on Wednes day, were captured near Bates this morn ing by Constable J. W. Green, Detective Grace and a posse. They were taken at a cave, which they had stocked with pro visions and arms, and in which they in tended to hold out against the officers sent against them'. The bandits' plars were well laid, but they had not figured on the efficacy of giant powder as an offensive weapon. Laverone was surprised and captured while outside of the cave. His com panion, known aa "Jack," after holding the stronghold for several hours, sur rendered after holes had been drilled and giant powder placed to blow up the cave and bury him beneath tons of earth and boulders. When the officers arrived at Bates Wednesday evening after the shooting, they made inquiries as to the whereabouts of Laverone, and, after being satisfied that he was somewhere in the vicinity, waited until morning before starting on their search. They visited several vacant cabins, but failed to find any trace of the criminals. Samuel Prewitt then remem bered that Laverone had told him on a previous occasion that he knew where there was a cave in which he could fight 'all Madera County and come off vic torious. The men separated and made a search for the cave. Green and Prewett had not gone far when they discovered footprints, and fol lowing them they came directly onto tbe cave. Layerone was Btanding out in front of the mouth, picking up chips with which to build a fire and cook his breakfast, and aid not observe the approach of the olii cers until Green, who was in front, called to him to throw up his hands and surren der. He made a backward move with his hands, but Green thrust the sawed-off muzzle of a shotgun toward his face and Laverone complied with his demand, but shouted a warning to his partner. Laver one was handcuffed. Green asked him who was in the cave. ■ "Well, it's not Regan you've got in there, and you had better go careful, for you have got a -fight on your hands," he replied. ■ Lavernoe was then taken to one side, while Prewett kept guard over the mouth of the tunnel with a rifle. Laverone said he did not know what his partner's name was except "Jack." Green talked to "Jack,'! who answered from within the cavern that he had not yet got his break fast and was in a bad humor: he was not in the habit of going out too early in the morning and had no unusual business outside, so he though he would remain in side for a while at least. Incidentally he remarked that he was a good shot and had plenty of "shooting-irons" and am munition. He warned the officer not to show himself at the mouth of the cave. He said he would not come out until he had to, and then he was coming out fight ing. He tired two shots out of the mouth of the cave, but no harm was done, as he could not get sight of the men outside. Being convinced that the prisoner would not give up without a fight, the posse sent over to Bates for giant powder and ham mer and drills. While the officers were waiting for the drills they threw r. stick of powder as far into the cave as possible, but the prisoner was equal to the occasion aud shot the stick as soon as it entered the cave and it exploded without doing any damage. It was 3 o'clock before a couple of miners started to drill, but in half an hour they had accomplished their work and were ready to put in the blasts. The prisoner heard the drillers worKing over his head, rie realized what was to be done and knew that he would soon be crushed to death beneath the pile of rock, so he called out to Green and said he was ready to give himself up. Green told him to put his hands up and come out. He s-aid he would not do this, but wanted Green to come into the cave. Green said he would do so if "Jack" promised not to shoot him. The trapped outlaw promised and Green went into the cave unarmed and hand cuffed his man without resistance and brought him out. Ashley, the man who was robbed, iden tified the prisoners as the ones who held him up and has sworn out a complaint. The prisoners will be taken to the Fresno J-ail to await their preliminary examina tion. ___________ Favorable Report on the Bill to Be Made to the House. WASHINGTON, D. C, May 1. — The House Committee on Labor to-day ordered a favorable report on the bill to protect free labor from competition with convict labor, restricting the §ale of convict-made goods to States in which they are pro duced. The measure was airended ex empting the manufactures of agricultural products from the operation of the pro posed law. The report states that it is not designed to attempt to interfere with the right of each State to employ its convicts or dispose of their labor in any manner they choose, but the committee believes that no other State should be permitted 10 transfer an undue share of burdens on pro* testing citizens of another State.