Dateline: Christian’s Folly. A fierce gunfight between a law enforcement posse and a small criminal band took place in the ruins of Christian’s Folly yesterday. This engagement came as a result of a many week investigation into a false gold nugget scheme that has been plaguing Frome County for the last several months.

Five of the criminals were killed in the shoot-out and five members of the gang managed to escape, including the suspected ringleaders, Zeke and Sven Andersson. No law enforcement agents were killed although reports indicate at least one was injured and there were four bodies discovered at the scene who have been tentatively identified as ranch-hands employed by Mister James Ponty of the Pontypine Ranch.

The acting-sheriff of Henryville, H.J. MacKenzie, led the investigation but has offered no comment on his plans for the rest of the gang.