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CANADIAN VILLAGE ENGULFED BY SWIFT LANDSLIDE
THOUSANDS LEFT DESTITUTE
FORTY-SIX TOWNS PARTIALLY
Reports from Storm.Swept Districts
•of Five States Tell of Terrible
Suffering Arming the ,
By Associated Press.,
MKRIDIAN,, Miss., April « —A disas
trous ■ tornado passed through . a sparsley
settled section of eastern Mississippi south
of this city lute today. Meridian also was
vlnlted by; a remarkable wind, rain and j
hall f storm, much damage being done to
crop* j and »shrubbery." Timber propertied ,
are reported almost devastated.
A report received here tonight nays the
timber section of ' southern Mississippi and
the adjacent Alabama territory has again
been visited by a heavy j storm and much
' damage done.
By Associated Press.
NEW ORLEANS, v- April 26.—The
totals of death, mtseryand ruin caused
in •* four; southern states ,by Friday's
tornado * were i complied . today in ap
proximately correct form.
Briefly, stated they are: Killed, 350,
injured, • painfully or seriously, 1200;
homeless, - several thousand.
Towns ; reporting serious wreckage,
forty-six; habitations and business
' houses ; practically complete ruins .in
l.eso towns, about 2600. ■
These figures do not ■ include . the
wrecKlng of plantations and farms,
scores of which were struck and dam
The number of dead ■ may never be
known accurately, for the reason that
about 300,0f them were negroes and
they were . buried in many communi
*( ties i ■ without careful records being
made of their numbers. '
While some of the first reports giv
ing ••-. apparently reliable » death lists
have since proved : unreliable, never
theless i remote places which were late
In reporting their dead have served to
hold the . total death list around 350.
The manner In < which . this death list
*\has grown for two days ;In spite of
continued subtractions from early re
ports,! has been a melancholy Index of
the interstate scope of the disaster. , ,
, ;,, Wide Area Swept
, By following the wreckage of towns
the 1 general direction of the tornadoes
can be < traced closely. Apparently the
storm struck in three square currents,
each describing the arc of a circle,
and traveling toward the northeast.
The first of these struck through
northern Louisiana, Mississippi I and
Tennessee, before daylight on Friday
morning. The second appeared far
ther south, about i 7 o'clock in Louis
iana and Mississippi. This apparently
was the ■ portion of the storm which
had swept through Alabama and Geor
gia on Friday night and Saturday
morning. .' The third portion of the
storm ' appeared during Friday after
noon, further south than either of its
predecessors. This • was the storm
which demolished Amlte. La., and Pur
vis," Miss., it where the wreckage was
worst. .; -•■ ...
! Why . the; fatalities were so large is
apparent " today from a glance at pho
tographs that have arrived ' here: from
many portions' of -• the tornado belt.
They.'all 'tell the same story. : Whole
blocks •of what were : formerly little
' residences • and cabins lie spread over
the ground' In separate boards. If a
huge I lumber - pile had been scattered
over these areas the number of boards
unattached to anything? else ; could
scarcely i have been greater. -
Under this mass of wreckage many
hundreds' of : persons ! were buried, not
I one In :*. a I hundred" escaping without
I some ' injury. !; The I houses' which I were
thus scattered; about . were mostly
negro habitations. • The homes ■■ of the
whites ! held ■ together,, better, ' and the
photographs' show many of : them with
half, the top of - the I upper part of the
structure wiped ' off, -but :• leaving " the
parts below, as a protection to the oc
cupants, thus saving scores from death.
Calf Blown Through House -
•* Along with the accounts of . suffer
ing have come many recitals of many
remarkable experiences, of which ; this
is typical:■• • - ■ .... .
At Amlte, La., when the tornado ap
peared,'- there I were I seven I persons at
■ the, dinner table at ; Hamilton Warner's
home,'i Including three ■ children, v One
of the diners, Claude Bennett, saw the
whirling cloud in time to shout a warn
' ing and rushed outdoors, - but the oth
ers \ remained in . the - room. The * wind
In' a second ■ tore off two doors on op
posite sides of the room, and an aston
ishing procession of live and inanimate
objects' began : to * pass into the v room
' "■ through these.»doorways. ■ First" came,
; a calf blown by the wind. The animal
■ jumped over the dining table and went
I out the opposite door. Afterward there
' • came • a '■■ horse. J, The •<"' three .' children
sought■■ refuge■ under the table and.no
one was Injured. >; : • ■,;, '
:. ■. Today has > been one of, relief meas
ures i throughout I the wrecked I district.
.:. The ruined towns have been visited by
ft thousands; of " " spectators, - many C' of
-whom went with a few dollars in their
pockets to distribute among the needy.
I - Sheds } made a from ', the wreckage have
become the homes of hundreds. „ Small
I parties of men on horseback have gone
through country districts taking inven
/ tories »of ,1 the »•; assistance ij needed,v and
, rendering aid; where llt | was . most I nec
:.essary. At least a! dozen relief funds
liiive ■ been started in as .many ', cities
•' and towns. .•■■', :-.u ; •. .-, . ■. ■ ,', -- -.;
v .'-,.'.'--.:..; List by:Btatei,^;.-.,ii-.; ;.;
: ;. ., Following is;'al list. by states of the
forty-six towns £ representing • more; or
■.' less damage: . ■*• .
■;,;X Louisiana—Lucerne,'" JLenmorc, La
: mourie, »nichland, J Arnlte. r Essie, Pine,
, Angle, • ■ Frankllnton, : Sheridan, >• Avard,
■ Eunice—l2.i ,' ' - ■ ' -'-'
/, • Mississippi— Giles Bend, , Purvis,
-Church Hill,"Lorman, Tlllman, Melton,
BaxtervilJp, I Bruxton,, Sun Flower, Wn
lialnk. Wlnarate. < Columbus. "■« Walls,
Falrchllda. Quitman'H Landing, Mc
'liaurln,;iMcCallurn, Winchester, l" Pine.
Ridge—l 9 .■!-.■ ' ..: .•"■■•' :, ■'."' :• ■ -^
Georgia—Columbus. .'"JChlpley, , La
' Grange, i Harris. -t s Griffin .? McDonough,
(Continued on P»«e Three)
LOS ANGELES HERALD
RACE TRACK EVILS
WILL BE DENO...
FROM 2000 ..ITS
League Recently ' Organized in Ber
keley Obtains Aid of Ministers
In Fight Against '
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 26.—Ser
mons voicing a protest against tho
race track evil will be preached In over
2000 ■ churches of California next Sun-.
day morning, the plan having been
elaborated by the Anti-Race (Track
league recently organized In Berkeley.
May 3 . is 'to be known all over the
state as "Anti-Race Track Sunday,"
and will mark the Inception of an ac
tive campaign against the race track in
California, the object of the league be
ing to bring about state legislation to
prohibit as at present carried on.
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ACCIDENT UNAVOIDABLE, SAY
Youth Who Drove Car Which Struck
Wheelman Is Allowed to Go
Until Inquest Is
John Haas, aged 25 years, a messen
ger employed by the Western Union
Telegraph company, was run down and
instantly killed by an automobile at
Flgueroa and Adams streets at 4 o'clock
Haas was riding a bicycle south on
Figueroa street. He was ahead of an
automobile driven by Harry Brlsacher,
aged 20 years, who resides at 3108
South Flgueroa street.
In the motor car were Herman Bris
acher, the father of the young man
at the wheel, and Lee and May Brlsa
cher, younger members of the family.
When Haas reached Adams street he
turned his wheel into that street and
then abruptly wheeled back directly
In front of the motor car.
He was struck before young Brisa
cher could stop his machine or turn
cut of the way. Haas was hurled to
the pavement and his skull was frac
tured from the left temporal region
to the base of the brain, the inner
plate of the skull being driven into
Assistant Police Surgeon Huff, who
was passing -at tho time in bis ma
chine, was the first person to reach
tho injured man, and gave him emer
gency treatment, but the nature of
the injury \vas such that the surgeon's
efforts were unavailing.
The body was removed to the morgue
and the man's family, who resides, at
1408 West Thirty-sixth street, noti
Haas was tl.e son of John Haas, a
well known grocer at that number,
and was married, having two chil
The automobile was traveling at a
slow speed, according to witnesses, and
the accident was unavoidable. The
coroner will hold an inquest.
Summary of the News
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
,Fair Monday, continued warm;
light west wind. Maximum temper
ature yesterday, 90 degrees; mini.
mum, 58 degrees.
.< LOCAL ' .
Many Los Angeles people suffering
from banquetitls. ' '
Los Angeles minister of St. Paul
pro-cathedral preaches his , farewell
sermon. ' '■■■''■'■
Pastor of St. Patrick's church ' says
hypocrites are in his congregation, and
declares all such must get out of it.
. Pasadena man, crazed by whisky,
cuts his throat. .
Six officers , pull off daring raid on
gamblers after: dark. '.,.;■ ■
..Woman many times victim of acci
dents ; is ' badly burned and dies.
Had prayed for death. • .
Unavoidable accident causes death of
Los Angeles ; messenger boy under
wheels of auto. - .
. Today's session of city , council ex
pected to be a heated one. ■/ ''°:tv.
More than one hundred men said to
have deserted battleships during so
journ off Log Angeles.:
Santa Barbara In gala attire in honor
of visit of Atlantic fleet; battle of flow
ers is scheduled for today.
Admiral Evans continues to improve;
goes on motoring trips nearly every
Race track evils .to be denounced
from two thousand >, pulpits in the
state next Sunday. U: - ;
m Ocean steamship lines in San: Fran
cisco to cut rates ■in opposition to
tramp vessels. , " :
, • Bishop ! returning from Alaska ' tells
of great gold strike on Nolan ] river;
pans, out $500. "■'
-i; '. RASTER* r \
. Another disastrous ■: tornado sweeps
over the south;:total number of deaths
amounts to nearly four hundred.
Taft ; denies > rumor that he is to re
sign his office. TV, - ;■.■■ :,..';V....•;
: . Navy '• department seeking additional
Naval surgeons administering . mer
cury as treatment for tuberculosis.
, : FOREIGN \WSW3Sm
-. Sailors of British cruiser which I,was
sunk by liner St. 1 Paul die like heroes,
every, man at his post. i '.".■, '.;•,:.:
i;\ Count Leo Tolstoi writes a new novel
which iis « to- be '; published after ;•. the
author's death. J.V ■': . -•■','■'■
>;■•>, Solemn requiem mass to be said over
body of Due de Chaulnes.
i'l Premier Clemenceau of France leaves
for London. <.-■ J, ■ ; " ■-' > :
f« Reports in London are that two mail
baas ft containing $600,000 ; have f been
stolen in New.York. •
MONDAY MORNINCi, APRIL 27, 1908.
IARS DIE AT
28 MEN OF CRUISER'S CREW
PERISH IN COLLISION
SUPREME BRAVERY SHOWN BY
English War Vessel Which Was
Rammed by Big Liner St. Paul
Now Lies ai Bottom of
By Assorlated Press.
LONDON, April 26.—The total num
ber of dead and missing of the Gladia
tor's crew, as the result of a collision
between the American liner St. Paul
and the British cruiser off the Isle of
Wight Is twenty-eight.
1 he admiralty late tonight issued a
revised list of the names of the Gladla
toi victims, which Includes an addl
tionai death in the hospital, bringing
the total deaths known up to five.
Twenty-three men are missing, ac
cording to the list, and six are suffer
ing severe injuries.
The secretary of the admiralty ex
plesses fear that there are still eight
ctlurs missing, but is unable to give
the names as yet. Divers today search
ed part of the sunken cruiser for bodies,
but were not successful In finding any.
The opinion among shipping men and
naval officers and officials appears to
be unanimous that the accident was
unavoidable, being one of the chances
of the sea which all seamen must risk.
There will be the usual naval court
and an inquiry by the board of trade.
The officers of both ships refuse to dis
cuss the affair until they have given
their testimony officially.
All witnesses of the disaster agree
practically that both crews behaved as
well aw possible. Coming so soon after
the loss of the torpedo boat destroyer
Tiger, on April 3 last, thirty-six men
being drowned, the sinking of the Glad
iator Is a severe blow to the British
Rough weather prevails In the chan
nel today and many of the channel
steamers were unable to make their
usual trips to the continent.
Die at Their Posts
Interesting details concerning the col
lision between the St. Paul and the
cruiser Gladiator in the Solent yester
day and of the rescue of the men of
the British cruiser were told Wpay by
various of the passengers 6f tlje liner.
J. T. Hillis of London, speaking of
the delay in lowering boats fyom the
St. Paul, said: /
"In response to our offer of assistance
the captain of the Gladian» replied
that it was not needed. That kecounts
for the time—it seemed to r»e about
twenty minutes—that elapsed fefter the
collision before the St. Paul's boats
were put Into the water. At that time
the cruiser was turning turtle. Some
of the bluejackets on board her cried
'Lower your boats.' As the vessel
heeled over we could see the blue
jackets clinging to the upp(*T*iost side,
and those who failed to gee a!sure hold
slipped into the water.
"The discipline on the Gladiator was
magnificent. We could see overy man
at his post. There was no excitement
on either ship. One would have thought
that it was a moving picture) Instead of
a real disaster. It was lucky that the
collision happened so close to land.
That very fact gave the sfamen and
passengers more chance."
The passengers on the St. Paul, who
acted so coolly during the trying few
minutes following the collision, could
hardly have realized the 'danger in
which they stood. They were assured
by the officers who hurried Among them
directly the boats came together that
there was no danger, but tie condition
of the steamer's bow dlscltosed as she
lies at the dock shows thai she had a
narrow escape from meetli/g the same
fate as the Gladiator. As iit was, the
St. Paul was more seriously damaged
than at first supposed.
She shipped a great quantity of wa
ter through her broken plates, and from
the moment she backed away from the
wrecked cruiser until she reached her
wharf all her pumps were kept going
to their full capacity.
St. Paul Nearly Sunk
The damaged bows of the St. Paul
indicate that she forced her nose at
least twenty feet through the cruiser's
side, but fortunately the greatest dam
age she received was above the water
line. The bow post was buckled, while
the plates on both port and starboard
bows were crushed in and gaping
cracks extended along the side. Just
along the water line the paint has been
scratched away, but from that point
downward there is no apparent dam
age, although the bolts must have
started, which would account for the
water pouring into her hold.
Captain Passow and the first, third
and fourth officers were on the bridge
with Pilot George Bowyer, the Ameri
can company's regular pilot, at the
time of the accident, and the closest
lookout was being kept, two men being
stationed in the bow and two in the
Neither Captain Passow nor any of
his officers would discuss the accident,
preferring to wait to submit their re
ports to the proper officers. It is
learned, however, that Captain Passow
is sorely grieved at the disaster, this
being his first serious mishap. A friend
who has been much with the captain
of the St. Paul since his return here,
in speaking of the collision, and doubt
less giving the captain's version of it,
said it could not have been avoided.
In Dense Snowstorm
The snow was falling so thickly that
It was impossible to see a yard ahead;
It was far worse than the thickest fog.
The weather had cleared before the St.
Paul left her dock, but snow began to
fall again as the Solent was reached.
It was then impossible to stop, as a
very strong tide was running, which
might have carried the steamer on the
rocks. The only alternative was to go
ahead and koep the closest lookout, and
this, ho explained, was done.
Had the cruiser been painted any
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BISHOP IN GOLD
RUSH; PANS $5OO
CLERGYMAN TELLS OF STRIKE
RICH FIND REWARDS MINERS ON
Prelate of Episcopal Church Arrives
In Seattle from the Far North
and Describes New El
By Associated Press.
SEATTLE, April 26.—P. T. Rowe,
bishop of the Episcopal church for the
territory of Alaska, who arrived In the
city today from the north on the
Yukatan, brings the first detailed
authentic Information regarding the
big gold strike on Nolan creek at the
head of the Koyukuk river.
Bishop Rowe was In the Nolan creek
camp when the strike was made and
washed out $500 In pans on the Olsen
claim with his own hands, and saw
pans washed out that ran as high as
$1800. Nolan creek is only about 200
miles from the Arctic ocean, and there
were only 125 men in the 'camp when
he left for the outside.
The strike was made at a depth of
about 150 feet and about $40,000 has
been washed by crude operations, and
it is estimated that the cleanup at the
end of this summer will reach $1,000,000.
"The big strike was made as the re
sult of an agreement between a num
ber of the miners who have been in the
Kokukuk district since 1898," said
Bishop Rowe. "All of these miners
have been taking out sufficient gold
for grubstakes for the past ten years,
but have never attempted to go to
"Last winter a number of the miners
at Nolan creek agreed to give 300 feet
each of their claims to the man who
would sink to bedrock, or to the pay
streak on his claim. This proposition
was accepted by a man named Olson
and his partners. He was a lucky
Swede and struck the rich pay at a
depth of 150 feet.
"The gold is the highest quality of
any gold that has been taken out of
Alaska, running from $19.40 to $19.50
Bishop Rowe came out to go to the
Lambeth conference in London, Eng
land, and will leave Monday morning
for New York to sail for England.
NAVAL SURGEONS ADMINISTER
MERCURY TO CONSUMPTIVES
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, April 26.—A pre
liminary report on the treatment of
tuberculosis by the administration of
mercury has been made to the surgeon
general by Surgeon B. L. Wright of the
navy, who has boon conducting investi
gations at the naval Hospital at Fort
In commenting on this report Medical
Inspector C. T. Hibbett said the sub
ject Is engaging much attention by of
ficers on duty at the hospital, and the
treatment is being applied personally
by Surgeons W. H. Bucher and Wright
in order that there may be no danger
of infection by the needle to discour
age the patients.
The clinic, it Is said, is steadily grow
i-«i by voluntary applications for treat
ment, and the results so far are encour
aging. a t t
Clemenceau Leaves for London
By Associntf ' Press.
PARIS, April -6.—Premier Clemen
i cm left here today for London to rep
resent the French government at tha
funeral of the late Sir Henry Campbell
ANOTHER ELEPHANT RUNS AMUCK
SOCIALISTS' REPLY DRAWS
A DENIAL FROM TAFT
Secretary of War Says He Was Mis.
quoted Regarding Great Strug.
gle Between Labor and
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, April 26.—Secretary
of War Taft tonight said:
"My attention has been called to the
action of the New York section of the
Socialist party In respect to certain
alleged utterances of mine in a recent
speech before the Order of Railroad
Conductors in Chicago. In the report
lam made to say: 'There is no deny
ing the fact that we must look forward
to a gigantic controversy between labor
and capital, hoping and trusting that
it will be settled peaceably.'
"This is not an accurate report of
what I said. I have the stenographic
notes taken of what I did say. What
I said was this: 'That unless laborers
united into organization, the laborer
would stand no chance in that inevit
able controversy that we always hope
will be peaceful, but that must exist—
that inevitable controversy as to how
labor and capital shall share the joint
product of both.'
"From nothing I said could the Infer
ence be drawn that I was prophesying
a gigantic controversy in the future.
I was only referring to an existing and
always present condition, an ever re
RAILROAD CLOSES SHOPS
TO FORCE MEN TO TERMS
Canadian Pacific Announces There
Will Be No More Work Until
Employes Accept New
By Associated Press
WINNIPEG, Man.. April 26.—The
Canadian Pacific shops closed down
Saturday night and will remain closed
until the men agree to new terms
proposed by the company. The present
hours and a wage schedule ends Thurs
The employes In the shops completed
a federation last week, and 1000 men
organised to resist the company's
A strike appears to be imminent.
OCEAN LINES TO CUT RATES
TO HURT TRAMP STEAMERS
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 26.—With a
view of driving tramp steamers from
this port radical reductions on freight
rates on flour and grain for oversea
ports, such as Chinese and Japanese,
are to be put in effect Immediately on
all the principal lines running out of
It is agreed among the ship owners
that the rate on flour will be reduced
from $3 to $2 for shipment from this
port to Hongkong and Japan, and that
the rate on flour from this port to
Singapore will be reduced from $4.75
to $3.50. This, It is thought, will make
It impossible for tramp steamers to get
much San Francisco trade.
CARACAS BEGINS CRUSADE
TO EXTERMINATE RODENTS
CARACAS, April 24 (via Wlllemstad,
April 26). —President Castro has asked
the Academy of Medicine to formulate
measures for the sanitation of Caracas
to combat the bubonic plagrue. If it
should brenk out. Following this re
quest the academy has issued orders
for the immediate destruction of rats,
the daily washing of the streets and
buildings, and lhe destruction of exist
ing Infection of any kind.
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REQUESTS FRIENDG TO REFRAIN
Although International Observance of
Birthday Will Not Be Held, Ad.
mirers Plan Perpetual
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 26.—Al
though in deference to the wishes of
Count Tolstoi, the plans for an inter
national celebration at Yasnaya Pol
yana this summer of the writer's
eightieth birthday, to which delega
tions from Russia and abroad have
been invited, has been abandoned, ad
mirers of the Russian novelist propose
to signalize his jubilee by the formation
of an international Tolstoi society, simi
lar to the Goethe, Dante and Shake
spearean societies, designed to study
and propagate the ideas of Tolstoi, to
collect materials concerning his life
and activity, and ultimately to pur
chase the home of Yasnaya Polyana for
a Tolstoi museum.
Celebrations of the anniversary will
be held in St. Petersburg, Moscow and
Tolstoi's reasons for declining the
honor are given in a letter to Michael
Stakhovich, in which he writes:
"I address myself to you with a very
great request, namely, to stop the plan
of a jubilee celebration, which will give
me nothing but pain, and, what is
worse, the consciousness of evil doing.
You know that, particularly at my age,
when I am sb near death, nothing is
more precious than the love of my feh
low men, and I fear lest this affection
suffer from this jubilee. I received yes
terday a letter in which it was said
all members of the orthodox church
(from which Tolstoi, as is well known,
was excommunicated) would be af
fronted by this celebration. I had
never thought of it in that light, but
what was written was correct. Not
only among the orthodox, but also
among many others, the celebration of
my jubilee would provoke evil feelings.
"Those who love me (I know them
and they know me) need no outward
forms to express their affection. There
fore, do what you can to prevent this
celebration and free me from this sor
row. I shall ever be thankful."
Count Tolsol has, it is said, written
a new novel, which will only be pub
lished after his death. It is entitled
"Father Sergius." It has for its hero
a young guard officer who retires from
the world and becomes a monk on
learning of the unchastity of a young
girl with whom he has fallen In love.
He becomes famous for sanctity, tut is
subjected to repeated worldly tempta
tions, finally yielding to a tempest of
sensual passion, and after killing the
victim of his lust leaves the monastery
to become a wanderer upon the earth.
TAFT DENIES RUMOR THAT
HE IS TO RESIGN OFFICE
Py Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, April 26.—"The story
Is wrifclly unauthorized," declared Sec
retary of War Taft tonight, when his
attention was called to the statement
from Havana that Thomas P. Eagan of
Cincinnati, in an Interview, is quoted
as saying positively that Secretary Taft
would resign immediately If nominated
at the Chicago convention, and that
Governor Magoon of Cuba would suc
ceed him as secretary of war.
Secretary Taft will leave here tomor
row morning to fill speaking engage
ments at Bridgeport, Conn., and New
MANY PERISH; FAMILY OF 11
DOCTORS, NURSES AND COFFINS
ARE RUSHED TO SCENE
Without Any Warning, Mountain of
•Earth and Reck Crashes .
Down as an A va
lanche . -
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By Associated Press. ' -
BUCKINGHAM, Quebec, April 26.-«
Half the little French hamlet of Notrs.
Dame de • Salette, sixteen miles from!
here, on the Lievre river, disappeared
today under a sliding mountain, and at
least thirty of Its small population are
known to have perished.
The hamlet has no telephone or tele
graph, nor is it on a railroad. Meager ■
bits of news of the disaster come In by
messengers from the physicians and
other rescuers who were hurried there
when the first calls for aid came early,
The river Lievre winds at the foot of
the hamlet, and a mountain towers be
hind. Spring rains for days have been
melting snow and ice on the mountain
side, and streams have been coursing
down the river.
At 5 o'clock this morning, Just as the
little hamlet began to stir j for early
mass, part of the mountain started to ■
slide toward the river. It tore a path
of death and destruction in its way,.
and those who were not killed when :
the their homes were engulfed were I
left buried under the mass of rock and
Family of Eleven Perish
Camille La Polnte's house stood first
In the path of the avalanche. He and I
his family of eleven are known < to ;
have perished. ■
Eight others ■ whose names have , not
been obtained are known to be miss-
ing, and the rescuers are attempting to
find definitely how many more are,
missing. :■■ ' ; • _■..: ; y
.. Mrs. :. Desjardln's * cottage ■'; also was ,
swept away, and she, ' with her two
children, a domestic and a hired man,
are known to be buried in the' land
De Salette, like many hamlets of its,
kind, rambles into the gardens and i
little fields on the mountainside, so
about half of it was not in the path
of the slide. *fflg
Avalanche Comes with Roar
The sliding mass rushed with a roar
and spread fanlike over part of | the
place, and dumped itself in the swollen
stream at its feet. Cut oft from the
outside world, messengers were, dis-;
patched to Houpere, the nearest ham- \
let. Those who arrived first estimated I
that at | least a dozen houses -were
crushed in the path of the landslide.
Buckingham was appealed to, but the I
flight of the messengers across the
spring roads was slow. Those first on
the scene found De Salette in a panic,
with the uninjured ones packing their
belongings for flight.
The first messengers to' Buckingham I
ordered twenty-five coffins to be sent .
to De Salette, and all the physicians of
the town were hurried across country
with rescue parties. , I T*
CONFIDENCE MEN BLAMED
FOR NUMEROUS CRIMES
By Associated Press.
RENO, Nev., April 28.—Sevante Da
vis and Salvadore Luhano, Italian con
fidence men, now held in the county
Jail for robbing a countryman of $1000
In gold, after drugging him, are be
lieved to be the same men who commit
ted similar crimes In San Francisco at
Twenty-ninth and Mission streets, se
curing $450; San Jose, securing $600;
Los Angeles, securing $900; and Vic
toria, B. C, where $1400 was stolen.
L. Dondere, Luhan,o's partner, was
taken to Victoria for the last crime,
but Luhano escaped. The information
came to Chief Burke in a letter and
postal card, both from San Francisco,
BAGS OF MAIL CONTAINING
$500,000 STOLEN IN NEW YORK
By Associated Press.
LONDON, April 26.—The London
postal authorities have learned that
two bags of mail from this city con
taining securities and other valuables
worth $500,000 were stolen in Now York
the latter part of last month.
According to the reports received here
the bags were destined for St. Loul3
and were shipped by the Majestic,
which arrived in New York March 2fi.
The other, destined for Brooklyn, wan
shipped by the steamer Quila, which
arrived at New York March 29. Both
bags disappeared in transit between the
steamers and the postofflce.
REQUIEM MASS TO BE SAID
OVER BODY OF DE CHAULNES
By Associated Press. .
PARIS, April After the celebra
tion of a solemn requiem at the Church
of St. PhllHpe dv Roule tomorrow
morning the body of the Due de Chaul-,
nes will be conveyed to Damplerre,
where a second service will be held on
This will bo attended by the mem
bers of the family and the most, inti
mate friends, after which the body will
be interred in the mortuary chapel of
this historic chateau. v^#ts»lS|B