PI1tG1S N LOSS
MANY BRIDGES. GONE AND A
LOT OF OTHER PROPERTY
IS TOTALLY WRECKED.
Two special tralns were run ule the
P'uget Sound line west of Missoula
.yesterday as far as 'the track could
,be'navigated through the reported sea
of fire and both tbrought out of the
burning district the rntlnining few
people who 'cared to leave, these being
practically all who were there. The
first train at 7 o'clock In the morning,
brought people from tt. IRegis and
other points along the line, there be
ing about 260 on',board. The second
train which arrived at 3 p. m. brought
only about 50 refugees: The only train
which was reported to h6p on the line
west last night was a peoclal pin
charge of General Superintendent E.
It. Barrett, who had spent some time
.By, walking, fighting and riding on
handcar and eIgine Division Suporin
tendent Marshall of the Puget Sound,
who has boen stranded at Kyle, over
the divide, since last Saturday, sue.
ceeded In working ,his way to St..
Regls yesterday and from there he sent
in a resume of the conditions, along
,that westetn stretch of the road about
which little direct Information has
beend reclyved during the last two days,.
According to Mr. Marshall's report,
-as understood hero. the Sire has done
con.lderable damage to the track and
:bridges all the way from Haugan to
Kyleo, a distance of 30 miles. Within
,this' distance of the 29 steel and wood
on rbridges and trestles, only five were
left uninjured and 'unburned. The ties
on these remaining five were burned
from the rails, Of the steel bridges
Included In the 24 made useless, the
wood. work was completely gone and
'lhe metal badly twisted and bent from
tthe heat. , Some of these trestles re
quired 8 long time in their construc
4lon and the damage will be,heavy.
, Long List.
Between Drexel and Kyle, a distance
of 40 miles, there remains standing
'only a very few buildings of any na
'ture, A water tank remains stand
Ing at- Kyle, a pump house at Haugant
.section 'houp, office add water tank
at Bryson; a temporary water tank at
Loland--these are the mounmonts
standing, through the fire-swept dis
trlct which break the monotony of the
blackened, country and speaks of
towns and settiemets that are no more.
A number of box cars, caught on sid
ings, through this district were also
5lestroyed. The telegraph offlce at
,.Adair, was ay'd .
i The situation west from Kyle' to
,Avery Is thought to be worst bdt
.the exact conditions are unknown as
It has been Impossible to reach this.
part of the district.
Superintendent Marshall remained at
St. Riegis last night with Trainmaster
Hood to direct what operations ctn
be carried on towards getting the line
repaired and opened again ror traffic.
FINE 'CROPS FOUND
AGRICULTURISTS REPORT GOOD
CONDITIONS WHERE CORRECT
METHODS ARE USED.
Spokane, Aug. ~.--"Everywhqre in
the Northwest we have found the
crops showing up fine, when dry
weather conditions are considered.
Scieontiflc work had paid well, while in
other places, where the farmers paid
no heed to conserving the moisture
and to the proper tilling of the soil
the crops are failures."
Dr. L. J. Briggs,.physicist In charge,
of the United States departllent of ag
rlculture, who is in Spokane to confer
with officers bf the Dry ;'arming con
gross, said this In n interview. He is
accompanied by ,D . H. Shants, who
is investigating the drouth resisting
plants of the west for the bureau of
animal rindusti'y, Dr. Briggs said the
crops are in better condition than he
looked ,for, In view of the early re
ports sent out, adding: .
"We. have been visiting the dry farm
experiment stations the government is
con14uctilng, and we foupd every place
making progress; At-the Morre, sta
tion, which is being conducted with
the co-operation of the Oregon agrl
cultural college, we found 'everything
in. good shape.. They have splendid
bu$ldings ind they are located on old
l~nd, and th'e work is mainly a ques
tibn of maintenance for fertility. The
Ipnlstigati0ns thu. far conducted have
been. staiesaful" and profitable, The
station I' lopated in a district having
the lowest raintall of any dry arin
govqrnmpnt station, the precipltati~n
being, lt4 than ten inches antually.
' lib Work.w ll be in, full' operation by
next' *a.g p nd1 I .bel)eve t .will be
"'r6m Sponkane we go to the eta
tipn at 3obson, Mont., 'nd thence to
the new farm at Mitchell, Neb. Then
we shall go to a meeting of sclentific
workers and dry farmers at Dalhart,
in, the panhandle of Texas," sd from
there return to Washington to com
plote our reports. :
"Some of th'e best apples' and
peaclies I havoseyn in 1he northwest
were grown by dry farming methods,
and they had exopglent flavor, were
veryJuiy and pf fine color, *ad taste."
Want advertising solves, every day.
-a lot o. selling-problmlg ",'(Totbrs Is
t .t49 o rd-y ,., •J
FIRE SITUATION, WHICH WAS
SERIOUS SUNDAY, 1I DE
Kenneth Ross of the Big Blackfoot
Lumber company, who went from
Bonner Sunday afternoon to the Cam
as pralrle district in answeL to the ap
peal for aid, returned to his home here
last evenint. aater a hard day and
night spent t'ith' the fire fighting
crew. In response to inquiries made
by a Missoullan reporter last night Mr.
"I am glad to be able to report that
Camas prairie is safe tonight and
for the present and that absolutely no
buildings in the vicinity have been
burned, as was first reported. The fire
in the timber ran right up to the
prairie line and burned a few fences,
but .we attacked it there by backfir
ing and worked it back in thsi manner
clear to the old Clinton road. We hope
tomorrow to work it back as far as the
summit and extinguish every brand
that might be fanned into life and
start new fires.
"There are now 100 men, well
equipped and generalled, at work on
the fire, 75 having been taken up from
Bonner Sunday and. the others sent up
by the forest service here today. They
will be able to handle the situation
nicely I think and there is really no
danger. Sunday the situation was bad,
but today it is O.."C
At Fish Lake.
"The fire that has been burning near
Fish IAke for several days is running
towards Cottonwood creek. One of
otr 'men. George Fox, with William
Boyd and Charles Jakways are In
chare 'of the situation with a crew of
28 men and they retorted that they
hope to be able to keep the flames
from getting into the Cottonwood val
"All of this talk about Bonner burn
ing and being in danger is nonsense.
It Is in no danger and has not been
from the forest fires or any other
REFUG SEE LOCATED
ASSIGNMENTS MADE OF 80S
JOURNERS WHILE THEY
ARE IN THIS CITY.
The relier committee yesterday re
ceived and cared for a number of ref
ugees who caine In on the special
trlfls over the' Northert Patlb "mnt]
slep the Puget Sound. Meals were
served to those who desired and all
were well cared for. The refugees on
thdse last trains were not In want and
the committee only found it necessary
to providing stopping,places for a lim.
The following Is the list of the desti
tute arrivals yesterday, the dispo
sition of which has been made by the
committee. The list of the others who
arrived later In the day will not be
available until some time today:
Mrs. James Leggrd of S t. Regis.
Stopping at the Wipdsor hotel.
Mrs. Nina Teare and three children
of St. Regis. "Stopping at the Wind
Mrs. M. Welber, Mrs. L M. Payne
and Mrs Laugh of St. Regis. Stop
ping at the Belmont hotel
Mrs. V. Ridley and two children of
St. Regis, Stopping at the 'Missoula
Mrs. 'C. D. Mills and three children
of De Borgla. Stopping with R. Math.
ewe at 509 East Front street. Mrs.
Mills is worried over the safety of her.
husband. The last account she had
of his whereabouts was, two lailes out
in the country, fighting the fire. %
Mr. and Mrs. George Demers and
two children of DeBorgi. Stopping
with Joseph Deschamps.
Chester Harwood renprted to be lost,
is safe at the home of Mrs. Craw
shaw and has been there most of the
time since arriving In Missoul.
Barney. Burnett and wife, for 18
years residents in Wallace, are stop
ping at the J, 8. Richardson home.
W.'ahinrtoln. Aug. ?2.--!Spe:lal-
The population of Stevensville, ]1l
valll county. as announced today, was
796 In 1900 It was 346.
So Does Sore Throat, Bronohitis,
CroUp and Asthma.
You can easily .tell by reading the
sytsi'ptoms below, whether you have
catarrh or not,
Offelpive breath, frequent sneezing,
dischatge from the nose, stoppage of
the nose, huskiness of the voice,
tickling in throat, droppings in. throat,
a oough, pain/ln hest, loss of strength,
variable appetite, spasms of coulghlg,
low spirited at: timnes, raising of mucus,
difildulty in breathln'ig, loss of ,yltal
Oeorge Frelshelmer has a sensible
reme~dy '*money back' I it fallS) for
catarrh, called Hyomel (pronounced
High-o-me) whltn is a vaporled tir,
so antiseptic, that when it is breathed
over the Inflamid and1 germ-infested
m.mbrane, it kills all Jerm life, gives
relie- in ' two minutes, and qures
he price, including hard rubber In
haer, is only 1.00, The' hard rubber
pocket inhaler will last a lifetime, so
that ishuld you" need a second bottle
oI j7ylml), you g9 pt qt i o ,0 coss,
HIS WHEREASOUTS UNKNOWN
AFTER LEAVING LIBBY ON
ACCOUNT OF FIRES.
Helena Aug. 22.-No one in the exec
utive offices at the capital knew the
exact whereabouts of Governor Norris
this afternoon up to 8 o'clock. He was
practically incommunicado, owing to
the fact that telegraph lines are pros
trated between Helena and Spoka'he,
and a" the governor was en route to
Libby, where forest fires are raging
and threatening the town with destruc
tion, he could not be reached exqqpt
around by way of San Franctico,
thence to Seattle and from there to
Spokane and then to Libby, with the
"subject-to-delay" stamp on each tele
gram. Many inquiries were made at
the capitol this afternoon as to the gov
ernor's whereabouts and his move
ments. but no satisfactory answer
could be given.
Private Secretary Aiken could only
say that Governor Norris had gone to
Libby and that the wires were burned
down by forest fires and he could not
get in touch with him. He had for
warded all telegrams in a roundabout
way, but had received no aniswers.
Governor Norris received a telegram
while with the army engineeys at Great
Falls Stundky that Libby was likely to
be destroyed by forest fires that were
creeping slowly But surely to a dan
gerous proximity of the town. He was
urgently requested to do whatever he
could to afford relief to the Inhabit
ants and also to check the flames. The
chief executive immediately responded
'hat he would at once take measures
to do what he could for the relief of'
Libby. He called upon the railroad for
a special train and loaded It with such
firefighting material as was available
at the moment and sent a telegram
to, the employment department of the
reclamation service at Belton to meet
the special train and be ready with as
many men as possible and whatever
firefighting equipment on hand there.
The governor went along with the
train, personally to take charge of the
fire situation, and since yesterday
mornjng and up to last evening has
been cut off from communication be
cause of the telegraph wires being
A rush mdseage was received here
this afternoon from ,Forest Inspector
Conkling at Boxeman asking Governor
Norris to sanction the employment of
the loca$ militia company to fight the
fires that are hourly Increasing in the
Gallatin forest. This telegram Was for
warded Immediately in hope of catch
ing the governor tonight, but there is
little chance of reaching him, as the
heat from the (ires is increasing to
s-ach degree thpt the wire conditions
are getting worse.
FOREST FIRE NOTES
Moochers were busy early yesterday,
but the pinlchling of two or three by
policemen threw cold water on their
industry. Missoula is cursed with a
sorry lot of beggars. Great, big, able
bodied fellows ask for 10 cents, when
firefighters, sewer ditchers and other
laborers are needed. They did not get
much yesterday. One went so far as
to beg for the stump of a cigarette.
"Nome narrow escapes were made."
said a railroad man at the Northern
Pacific station. "I saw a lady who
got away with one suit and a phono
graph -horn. She wore the, suit and
carried the horn. I did not see the
phonograph, but think it was burned.
"A man got away with a fur coat,
and he wore it all day."
"It's not any worse in Missoula than
in Helena," said a trainman from the
latter city last nigaht. "The sky has
the same glaring glow there and ashes
are falling without respect to person,
just as they are here. The reflection
of the great fires is seen brilliantly
many miles from this section of the
"A noticeable feature of the per
sonnel of refugees will have arrived in
Missoula from the fire-swept district,"
remarked an observant citizen last
night, "Is the number of old people
who have luckily escaped tihe flames.
Though brokeh in years It Is evident
that nearly all ot them have been the
first to whom care was given."
"And then there are the little babies,"
added the man with a tender heart.
"Have you seen Mioem? Little wee boys
and girls, with bright blue and brown
eyes bleared by smoke, .about which
they in their tininess couild perceive
nothing. I saw one nice-looking lady
walk into a hotpl last nlglit with a
sky-eyed little fellow, who seemed to
peer away Into the rose of the western
heavens, as it'wonderlng, 'What's it all
about?" At least the tiny boys and
girls are not worrying."
"Wipe thy weary eyes," is a title for
another good song with a rosroeto set
ting, In Missoula.
"Man's Inhumanity to man-that's
all wrong," said the man who had
Just dug a cuinder out of his eye, '"Go
to the bulletin board of, The Missou
Ilan and listen to the exclamations from
pretty girls and their handsome es
corts." 'Oh, it's such a plty! Let's
help them as much as we can, btcause
we have the comforta. of a home of
our own.' This Is only a fair imitation
of the MisLsoula spirit," he added with
The crowdas-around The Missoullan
~bulletin boards since the fires have
been raging, have been interesting,
They gage with gtlring eyes at the
latest reports and every single soul
tbv"Wso or deoicpnucern. The
New Clothin Piceb
That Establish a New Record for Low Selling
of Fine Benjamin Clothes
F 9.75 $12.75
For Summer Suits Worth $20, For Summer Suits Worth $30,
$22.50, $25 and $27.50 $32.50, $35 and $37.50
The above further reductions are the very lowest ever offered in Missoula or anywhere
else, to our knowledge, on such high-quality suits as the Alfred Benjamin New York
made garments. If there are men waiting for the bottom price, they have not waited in
vain. Now is the accepted time, and immediate buying is urged, for a quick clearance
is inevitable. Of course sizes are already broken in many patterns, but the longer you
delay, the more liable you are to disappointment. If you can be fitted, the suit you get
is worth $10 to $25 more than you pay for it,
New Clearance Bargains--Second Floor
Each Week. Sees New Ready-to-Wear Several New Items So Deeply
Bargains--Always Have an Eye Here Underpriced as to Hardly Cover Cost
Clearance: Wool Dresses, $8.75 Clearance: Wash Dresses, $1.9/8
ALSO ONE-I'IIECE AND COAT DRESSES An as,,tment of ahout 35) dnw'ses that av:e mnt h.eal in
WORTH UP TO $42.50 AT SAME PRICE. 111 I la:. I fw, wt'ks,, hl( . are w .iillll,tl n.I.n.u,
About 10 dresses is all there are, which fact prevents this item developed in lawns, percales and ginghams. Styles arty too
fromn being a head-liner. Broadcloths, serges and fancy mixed varied for detailed description, but the values are fi'nc at
suitings in every desirable styles. The early comers are go. ,t the valuer are . i.e at
ing to get then),; .25.00 to t42.50 values for........................8.75 the usual price of $3.'0. Clearance Bale Price........ 1.98
Clearance: Dress Skirts, $5.00 Clearance: Nobby Waists, 50c
A clearance of fine sprinl and 1( luiuer dress skirts thatl: stalld Your owning one of these will be most gratifying not only
without precedent. Here are skirts that you would desire for because you paid so little, but because the styles are so
whatever occasion for fine wear; serges, panamats and fine very neat and the materials so very nice. Black satkiens
mixed qualities that sell regularly fronm $10.00 to $15.00. Choice and )pertcales and chambrays in all the beet colors, worth
of some 25 garments at only an even ....................................5.00 fully three times the Clearance Sale Price.....................50O
Clearance: Ladies' and Misses' Sweaters
GIRLS' SWEATES-- Close knit, in pure ,white and white Clearance: Splendid W rappers, 39c
with pink or blue trinlmmings, only..........................1.25 Hlousedresseslf the kind and style that every housekeeper
WOMEN'S SWEATEIIS--3.50 values in plain black, white needs and admires. No need to tell you that you could not
or gray. with bound edges .......................................$1.75 buy the material and make them yourself for so ifttle
WOMEN'S SWEATERIS-Values to $T.50 in a great variety of money, besides, unless you were .an sexceptionally good
colors; biggest and best bargains, at.,................................ $3.49 seanmstress, these would outclass you. On sale at........ 39
Footwear Bargain List--Compare
JLBARAINS FLOR WOMEN Rare Bargains BARGAINS FOR MEN
Women's canvas, Oxfords and pumps in w iMen's canvas shoes and Oxfords, chlice
white and all colors, usual prices from fant onerap in white, of several styles leather, reinforced at
$2.00 tlp to '3.50. Any style, clearing pink or blue cravenette, sizes 0 to 3, the vital points; $3.00 values. Clear
at, pair. ................................... 49( worth 60c the pair. Clearance sale ance, pair ....................................1.45
Women's $3.00 to $5.00 Oxfords, nar- ice .............................................3 en's W. . Douglas $4.00 Oxfords, in
ly all small sizes, late styles and most Bloys'; also men's tennis Oxfords and patent leather, tan or box calfskin;
durable qualities, about 200 pairs, Is,.tan or blck; worth $1.00 a sizes only 5 1-2 to 8. Clearance price,
clearing at ........................................75 pair. Going in the clearance sale, the pair, only ......................... $........... . 08
Women's andu Misses' patent kid and pair, only ......................................49¢ .Men's patent leather and tan calf, vici
tan Oxfords, heavy and light weight Infants' patent kid and tan Oxfords, kid and dull calf Oxfords, new lasts
soles. Genuine $2.00 to $3.00 values. worth from $1.50 to $2.00 the pair, and styles; worth to $4.00. Clearance
Clearance .........................................95 sizes 5 to 8. Clearance sale price, price ................................$2.45
Wonmen's $..50 Oxfords and one to pair ........................................ alMen's kid and ptent leather Oxfolrds,
three.strap pumps in patent and dull Infants' one-stH'p pumps, in patent a few dull leathers; all sizes and
'calf leathers. Very comfortable and kid, bronze, gray, red or blue, worth widths. Clearance sale Iprice, pair,
tasty, pair ....................................90 $1.75; sizes 5 to 8. Clearance at, only ....................$.............9..... 5
Women's patent anti tan kid pumps pair ..............................................89 Men's fine Stacy Adlltlams $6..O0 Oxfords,
and Oxfords in guaranteed $4.00 Childr'en's patent kid and tan (Ox highest grades available,, all leathers,
gredes. A few" dull leathers also. fords, i'egula'ly worth $2.00 to $2.50, nl sizes, all widths. Clearance sale
Clearance price, pair ................2.65 sizes 8 1.2 to.. 11..................90¢ li'ice, pair ...................................$3.75
suits; tight 0a h-e,' t..... . i
s tyles, now . ..·.··.···-........ ,zzIil~'lr~' Nlcvtls , . .
wide variance of their remarks be
speaks their various vocations in life,
-but, with it all, there sl a soul-heart
"I hIve heard a great deal about
western hospitality," said a stranger
in the city yesterday, "but I have
never seen it mJore beautifully exem
plified titan In this instance. All
honor to the citizens of Missoula and
the chamber or' commerce."
The ,mountain reetl ia not dead. One
poor fillow, homeless but far from dis
heartened, arrived yesterday morning
with his fiddle encased on his arm.
"The man who hath no music in his
"Backward, turn backward, O Time
in your flight," remarked one of the
poetic startled ones, "It Ia now 3
o'clock and 'et it's midnight."
WITH THE FIGHTERS.
Jack ("Twin") Sullivan and Porky
'Ilynn will meet at Bar Harbor, Me.,'
It there is enough money In sight,
Ad Wolgast will box Ray Bronson In
iGeorge Gardner has signed to meet
John Willie In Winnipeg the latter part
Harry Forbes, the Chicago feather
weight, figures he has "conme back"
and will meet Johnny Powers In prl
Jack Johnson says that Sam jang
ford did ,well in calling off his bout
with Al Kaufman, as Al has it on the'
Boston Tar Baby.
Want advertising searches out the
right clerk, or accountant,' r cashier
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Colltgiaºt , High School, Countmerctfl nd PI'rlratoury Departtmentt,
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THE BUILDING ls spaclous, flreproof anil modern rin every dtail,
Al otensive campus of flfty acres with astphlitheater, athletic field
anld handball courts.
THE SCHOOL has as its 'primary object the fittig n out of glar
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,Formal Opening September ,i
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