A SENSATIONAL REPORT.
MOUNT ELEPHANT SMOKING.
A sensational rumour is in circulation in Ballarat to the effect that Mount Elephant, at Skipton, 32 miles south of this city, has for several days past been smoking, and that fire has now appeared on the summit. The mount is a favourite picnic resort for miles around the district, its caves being the chief attraction. It is said to be a well authenticated fact that these caves of late have become so extremely hot that no one can enter them, whereas they were hitherto quite cool. It is further stated that settlers in the district are becoming alarmed at the ominous aspect of the mount, and are leaving for other places.