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A TERRIBLE MISTAKE.


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A roundup of news items from the Nevada State Journal / Saturday, August 27, 1887

A TERRIBLE MISTAKE. Two tie-cutters Carter and Smith, while hunting bears in Price Canyon near Salt Lake, Friday, became separated. Smith hearing the bushes crack, and thinking be had found a bear, fired in the direction of the noise. He was horrified to find that he had shot Carter through the body inflicting a wound which caused death in a few hours.

BEAUTIFUL SPECIMENS. The Enterprise says : Some beautiful specimens of black sulphuret ore are being obtained on the 500 level of the Savage, specimens that would assay up in the thousands. "Not only are they rich in sulphuret, but they also show bright flakes of native silver. As yet this ore appears only in streaks and bunches, but where it is found, is liable at any time to be encountered a big deposit of the same. On the 850 level is being found ore almost as rich, but it does not show native silver. When the Savage folks begin crushing they will make a big showing. It would be safe to put the car samples from 800 and 850 levels twice as high as they have yet been reported.

ACQUITTED. Fred Behringer has been acquitted by a Napa jury for killing Elijah Williams (known in Woodland as Lige Walters), in a fist fight on April 12th, about a mile from Napa City. The fight took place at night, in the presence of about 50 men. Behringer, who is only 22 years of age, and much smaller than his antagonist, struck him a powerful blow on the neck almost at the outset, and Williams fell and never spoke again. The fight was arranged to settle a grudge, and one of the witnesses testified that Bebrioger tried to avoid the fight. The blow broke some of the ligaments in Williams' neck and dislocated the vertebra. So says the Woodland Mail.

THE TRAIN ROBBERS. An important clew to the train robbery in Arizona has been developed. There were three robbers. One went to California the night after the robbery, and the other two took to the Rincon Mountains, as before stated. Last Saturday they went to Carlisle, N. M. Detective Thacker is now there. He wired Friday "O. K.," which indicates that be has the business well in hand. The robbers are said to be residents of Carlisle. It is semi-officially stated that the amount taken was $71,000 in currency and $13,000 in gold coin.

INDIANS GROWLING. The Indians in the Duck Valley reservation are now grumbling- They say the squirrels eat up all their wheat and they will have no flour this Winter; they also want more beef and a change of doctors ; in fact they want and don't want all manner of things. In the old times Mr. Indian ate the squirrels instead of letting the squirrels devour him, he knew not the taste of beef, and didn't care a continental for doctors. These Duck Valley braves have evidently got a touch of
Colorow [stet].

FATALLY INJURED. On Saturday evening a man was found near the railroad track on the outskirts of Verdi in a helpless condition. He was conveyed to the town where it was discovered that he was badly bruised about the back and side and one of his eyes blackened as if from a blow. He was unable to give any account of what had befallen him and was sent to the hospital here where he died Sunday. There is something very mysterious about the affair and it may never be satisfactorily explained. Those who saw the dead man say that the black eye looked as though it bad been made by a blow from a man's fist and even go so far as to assert that they believe he was knocked off the platform or top of a car on which he was beating his way. The coroner went to Verdi yesterday to inquire into the matter and may perhaps find out the cause of his death.

A TUMBLE. Sunday evening a China man employed at the Palace Hotel bad occasion to go to the cellar, and opened the door on the sidewalk and went down, leaving the door open. A pedestrian coming along failing to see the opening walked bang into it. He was
bruised to some extent, but fortunately escaped with no broken bone.

A LIVELY SCRAP. A scrapping match took place yesterday morning on the corner of Virginia and Second street, between a stone-mason and plasterer. The trouble originated over a business transaction, and though they tugged for quite a while unmolested, but little was done to either combatants.

 

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