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Man Taken From A U. S. Steamer And Shot

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The stearaer City of Sydney, which ftrrived at San Francisco trom Panama, brought particulars of the capture of Florencio Bustamento, one of Antonio Ezetas favorite lieutenants - who had come on board at Corinto, Nicaragua, - by Salvador authorities at La Libertad. It is supposed by the Spanish-Americans who carne up on the City of Sydney that he has been torn to pieces by an infuriated mob or publicly shot in the streets of the city of San Salvador. The arrest of Uustamento while aboard an American ship is said ,to be in direct violation of international luw and the turbulent little Central American republic may be oalled to account for its high-handed action by the l'nited States. Capt. Johnston, of the City of Sydney, refused to discuss the matter, saying that he could not do so until he had first consulted his superiors. Bustamento was one of the men who accompanied ex-President Ezeta, of Salvador to San Francisco on the U. S. warship Bennington, after escaping from Salvador subsequent to the downfall of the Ezetas. The rebel President Gieterrez made repeated demands for their surrender, but the captain refused to give them up. Before the matter was settled with the United States authorities, the Bennington was ordered to San Francisco. The case of the refugees was tried in the l'. S. courts and attracted world-wide attention. The result was that the United States refused to give up the men. All but Ezeta lett San Francisco and it is now said that Ezeta is planning to return to Salvador to overthrow the present government. The three-year-old son of John Hafer, a farmer near Adrián, was found drowned in an abandoned weJl. Trememlons rainstorms flooded the town of Webb City, Mo., so that residents were driven to the second story of their houses. Damag-e over 8100,000. The steamers Iiuenos Ayres, Montevideo, and Isla de Luzon arrived at Havana from Spain with 4,800 troops. l'ive other steamers landed ,400 troops at Santiago, Canfuegos and Cai barren. Mrs. Francés HodgBOn Burnett, author of "Little Lord Kauntleroy," who has drawn so many pretty portraits of the happy side of domeatie life, has at ,ast to admit that marrlftge has been a failure in her own case, and herefter will live apart from her husband. .Mrs. Iiurnett isnow in London. but her husband is in Washington, and ailmits Shat a mutual separation has been ao-roed upon. on the ground of incompatioility of temper.


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