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President of Nicaragua Relin
quishes Government to
Estrada's Brother
Crowds Traversing Streets of
Managua Crying 'Death
to the Yankees!'
* f
(Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.—The pro
visional government of Nicaragua Is
tottering to Its fall, the Madriz army
is demoralized, consternation reigns In
Managua, and Dr. Madriz, his genoral
in-chlef, Toledo, and General Irlas are
preparing to flee tho country. - • i
This, In effect. Is the news received
by the state department today from
American Consul Ollvares, at Mana
gua, and these advices are confirmed
by dispatches from Mr. Johnson,
American consul at Corlnto.
The panic In the capital Is threaten
ing tho lives and property of Ameri
cans. Crowds are traversing the streets
crying "Death to the Yankees." While
the cruisers Vicksburg and Yorktown
sire at Corlnto and In close touch with
the situation, the legation and con
sulates in Managua are under heavy
police guard and preparations have
been maßo to meet' attacks on Ameri
can, lives and property.
The situation grew out of the victory
won Thursday by the revolutionists. ,
who defeated a. strong column of gov
ernment troopa and crossed the Tipl-
tapa river. .
The rout of the government army
Html complete. Mr. Ollvuren reports
that General Toledo, who was In com
mand of the Madrii troops, arrived in
Managua the day following his de
feat and announced his force had been
seized with panic and fred when at
tacked. Soldiers made their way to
Granada while others continued thelf
flight to the capital.
Granada appears to be at tho mercy
of an undisciplined mob of soldiers,
who are reported to be pillaging the
houses there. It Is added that ■ the
Estrudan Jorve Is already at the gates
of the city and Is preparing to take
the place *>y assault. -
From the evident demoralized con
ditions of tho Madrlz forces observers
believe Granada will be taken by Es
trada with little trouble, and the way
to thff capital will thus bo clear.
" M.\l>hfk WEAKENING
It seems the unanimous opinion In
Managua, ■; Mr. Ollvares reports, that
the power of Madrlz is steadily weak
ening, and that his overthrow may be
momentarily expected. The revolu
tionary army Is but twenty miles from
Managua and the capture of the cap
ital is looked upon as inevitable.
It was also announced Dr. Madriz
has publicly declared his Intention to
turn over to Jose Dolores Estrada, a
brother of Gen. Juan Estrada, the de
facto authority actually In his hands.
In turn Jose Dolores Estrada has an
nounced his purpose of making way
for tho leaders of the Estradan revolu
The family of Dr. Madrid already has
left the capital for Corinto, and the
dispatch declared Madriz was prepar
ing to follow. Gen. Irlaa and his fam
ily and Gen. Toledo, It also was de
clared, wore making hasty preparations
to leave the country. In support of Mr.
Olrvares' advices. Consul Johnson re
ports tho Madriz family arrived in Co
rlnto Friday, and that, with Gen. Irias
and his household, they expected to
leave for Mexico or the United States
on Monday on either the gunboat An
gela or a northßound Pacific Mall
'steamer. •
Granada yesterday was taken by the
revolutionary forces under Gen. Cha
morro and Gen. Mena, according to a
cablegram received late tonight by Se
nor Castrlllo. Tho Madriz forces ral
lied and. attacked the revolutionary
troops, but were defeated decisively.
Tipitapa too Is In tho power of tho rev
SAN JUAN DEL. SUR, Aug. 21.—
President Madrlz has relinquished his
office and placed the' reins of govern
ment In the hands of Jose Dolores Es
trada, a brother of the revolutionary
leader. The change, It is believed
here, will servo to strengthen tho gov
ernment and guarantee the adhesion
of liberals in Managua.
A circular has been Issued to the
governors of departments notifying
them of the change in the presidency,
and ordering them to defend their post!
against the revolutionists. ..-.,,
No peace arrangements have yet
been started. . ■ i
Americans in Managua Fear That
Riots Will Break Out
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 21.—Accord-
Ing to cable advices received from
Managua, Nicaragua, Jose Dolores Es
trada, reported to have temporarily re
ceived the reins of de facto govern
ment of Nicaragua from Madriz, is
sued ii praclamatlon today turning
over the government to the insurgents.
'It Is believed Juan de Estrada, lead
er of the insurgents, will become pres
Rioting in Managua is said to have
reached serious proportions, two deaths
having already been reported. Many
are departing from the city, and seri
ous apprehension is felt by American
residents. The revolutionary forces
win reported late today to be about
12 miles from Managua, and with their
march unchecked were expected to
reach the city shortly.
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 21.-City Au
ditor and Assessor Frederick W. Carey
died tonight after an illness of only
eight days, at the age of 30. Carey
win serving his third term. He was
a popular Native Son. ■'
Kill Ship Captain
After Attempt to
Hold Up Vessel
Slayer Jumps Into Ocean and
His Companion Is Captured
by Crew
II liI.KV. Aug. '.'I. — Ki-imrti hero sh.v
Unit the Alaska -I'niillc Steamship coni
pan.v's liner liurkman was liplil up u( Ma
off IhlH port today by two passengers.
Captain Wood was hot and klllud by one
of (In- men while resisting. The Meond
man %voh overpowered by the engine room
TlimiiiiH. who »lni( Captain Wood, Jumptvl
overboard with a life preserver.
The liuckman wan en route from Seattle
to San Francisco. At 2:1,1 thin mornlm;
I'red Thomas, it passenger, went to the rap
tain's room while an accomplice defended
to the engine room, liotli men were armed.
They attempted to tuke possehlon of the
vessel. Captain Wood refused to comply
with Thomas' demand.
Thomas ran out of the room and seeing
biN plans had miscarried, strapped on a life
preserver and leaped Into the sea.
In the meantime the accomplice had en
countered resistance In the engine room, fie
wiin overpowered and placed In Irims.
The Hurltman In now proceeding to Man
Francisco In charge of First Officer Bren
nan. She will arrive In quarantine at noon
The attempt to rob the Duckman was re
ported to the steamship I'rrsident, north
bound. The President searched the vicinity
for Thomas without result.
Word of the holdup reached this city late
tonight from l'ort Humboldt by wireless
SEATTLE, Aug. 81.—Local officials
of the Alaska-Pacific Steamship com
pany have received no Information con
cerning the shooting of Captain F. B.
Wood, master of the steamer Buck
man, by an insane passenger, other
than that contained in a brief wireless
message. '
Fred Thomas, who killed Captain
Wood, booked his passage from Seattle,
but steamship officials have been un
able to identify him as a resident of
this city.
Captain Wood was 39 years old and
had been In charge of the Buckman
four years. He was planning to take
a brief vacation when the Buckman
returned to Seattle after this trip.
TOKIO, Aug. 21.—The British cruiser
Bedford run ashore on the southwest
portion of Quelpart island today. Jap
anese warships have been sent to her
assistance. The weather Is bnd.
The Bedford at the time of the acci
dent was sailing with the British
squadron from Wei Hal Wei for Na
. Los Angeles miii vicinity —Fair Monday;
light west wind. Maximum temperature
yesterday* 86 decrees; minimum tempera
lure. 64 degree*.
Politicians in scramble after good city Job.
Dr. MacCormack delivers sermon on
methods of ltnmanuel mo\ *nent.
» • PAGE 8'
Rev. Robert Burdette preaches first ser
mon since his return from the orient. ■
Police remove fastlnpr members of cult from
Benner street to county hospital. PAOE 3
Three electric railroads carry 35,000 city res
idents to beaches for Sunday outing, ' ' "•'
Kirk Lander gets skull fractured following
family 1 quarrel. ■ PAGE 12
Personals PAGE 3
Building permits. '.' 'PAGE 9
Society. \ '' PAGE 3
Shipping. PAGE 10
Sports. , i . . PAGES 6-7
Edttqrial and Letter Box. • PAGE 4
Classified advertising. PAGES 10-11
San Bernardino officials receive> hundreds
of letters from alleged heirs of men who
left estates. i PAGE 10
Spauldlng chapter, American Woman's
league, considers arrangements for dedica
tion of Compton building in few weeks.
To discuss $30,000 bond issue for Fairmont
park in Riverside. PAGE 10
Sunday Is banner day for attendance at re
union of Civil War veterans at Hunting
ton Beach. PAG 13 10
Rumored that Pasadena board of labor will *
discuss local water situation. PACT 10
Arrest life guard at Long Beach on charge
of wife desertion. PAGE 10
Second annual run of Los Angeles Motor- '
cycle club to Venice participated In by
. «0. ■ • . PAGE 6
COAST :::/,v^~-;v;:
Arizona politicians Interested in visit of
Postmaster General Hitchcock .to terri
tory. •.» , ' PAGE 1
Captain K. B. Weed of steamer Buckman
ihot and killed at sea by men attempting
to hold up ship. .'■.--. PAGE 1
Italian fisherman kills brother who runs
amuck with knits and gun. \ PAGE 13
Oakland to give first Western pacific, ' •
train elaborate reception. PAGE 2
Recover seven burned boodles from debris of
freight trains burned in head-on collision
at Northfleld Falls, Vt. PAGE 1
President Taft . expected to make clear, at '
once his position on reported break with
Koosevelt. i PAGE 1
President Madrlz of Nicaragua preparing to
flea country before victorious insurgents.
\ PAGE 1
Negotiations completed for absorption by
Japan of Korea, adding 12,000,000 ito em
" pire's population.. PAGE 1
Clerical party plot* overthrow of Port
uguese government. - PAGE 2
Los Angeles men may buy Bodanas sliver
property.' .'■.'„<■'* PAGED
Transportation company will try to move
J Lakevlew output before winter. PAQC 9
President Expected to Make Po
sition Clear on Recently
Reported Rupture
Vigorous Effort Will Be Made to
Placate All Factions
in Party
■ /Associated Press)
REVERI.Y, Mass., Aug. 21. -As time
goes on It becomes more and more ap
parent that no direct answer will bo
made here to the reports of a break
between President Taft and Col. Roose
velt, and the charges alleged as foun
dation for the rupture. • v
Although the silence of the last few
days is still .strictly maintained, it is
believed now that President Taft in
tends to make his position clear in the
letter lie- is preparing for the Republi
can campaign committee handbook and
the speech he in preparing fur the con
servation congress at St. Paul. '
Mr. Taft has been working on those
documents almost continuously lor the
last two days. The letter and the
speech, so far as known, will not be
controversial. The president is said to
recognise no situation calling for a
controversy. <'01. Roosevelt has made
n/> statement In connection with the
reported break.
With the special work he has In
hand President Taft has evidently
concluded this is not the time to enter
Into a newspaper controversy. As to
his administration, what it has ac
complished in fulfilling party pledges
and what it intends to do in the future
in the way of recommendatioi|6 to
congress, President Taft soon will
make clear, and it is said he is willing
to stand or fall by what he has to say.
As to state fights., there is every
reason to believe Mr. Taft will restate
what he has said many times: That
he does not believe it the province of
the chief executive to interfere in state
fights, and that in dealing with state
situations he has confined himself to
urging upon the various leaders the
importance to the party of an honest
endeavor to adjust their differences
and of an agreement upon^a harmon
ious program. '
That the president is still intent upon
bringing about as harmonious a situa
tion in the Republican party as pos
sible, is evinced by the fact that his
campaign committee letter Is reported
to contain a declaration that there is
. no desire on his part, or of any one
clasely identified with the administra
tion to Tead any person out of tho
party. This is taken to mean the presi
dent has no fight with the Insurgents,
but is glad to welcome them as Repub
During the last session of congress
the president clearly defined his posi
tion as to what constitutes a Republi
can. He held that all men who were
willing to support measures clearly
framed in compliance with party
pledges wore entitled to be regarded
as members of the party, no matter
what their position might be as to the
house rules or the speakershlp.
Th« president will endeavor to pla
cate all factions of tho party. He be
lieves the party already is moving
ahead and he wants all its members to
"pull at the oaie."
Representative McKinlay of Illinois,
chairman of the Republican congres
sional campaign committee, when he
was In Beverly ten days ago an
nounced the congressional committee
was ready to support regulars and in
surgents alike, the only test being sup
port of the president and of the party
As to the tariff. President Taft, it Is
believed, will lay chief importance upon
the belief that its worth will be shown
through tho wprk of tho new tariff
Twenty-Two Cars Are Burned
Following Head-on Collis
ion of Freights
NOJITHFIELD, Vt., Aug. 21.—Seven
b dies, the gjf;ater portion of them
burned beyond recognition, have been
recovered from the wreckage of two
freight trains on tho Central Vermont
railroad, which met head-on at North
field Palls today, and at least three or
four others are thought to be in the
debris. SeveVnl others were injured,
ono probably fatally. The dead are
railroad employes.
Twenty-two cars were burned and
the horror was intensified when two
tanks •< oil exploded.
BUTTE, Mont., Aug. 21.—A special to
the Independent from Havre, Mont.,
says tho Oriental limited, oastbound,
No. 2, on the Cireat Northern railroad
was partially derailed and considerably
delayed this afternoon at Rudyard,
Three or four persons wero bruised
and others shocked and shaken up,
but no one was seriously Injured.
Two coaches left the track and the
wrecker was palled out to replace
them. All tho sleepers remained on the
rails, and no one within them was
hurt. Complete details are lacking, but
it Is said the train proceeded after a
few hours' delay.
Twelve Million People Will Be
Added to Population of
Island Empire
Subjects in Hermit Kingdom Kept
in Ignorance of Negotia
tions for Annexation
(Associated Press)
TOKIO, Aug. 21.—Vv'ilhiii the week
the Hermit kingdom and the Empire of
Korea will become historical terms,
12,000,000 people will lie added to the
population of Japan, and territory as
large as England will become part
of the Japanese empire.
The treaty of Portsmouth, which set
tled the war between Japan and Rus
sia, provides that Japan shall huve
the "guidance, protection and control"
of Korea, and the last stage of this
acreement is now becoming an actual
ity after three years of experimenting
tn discover a practical method for con
nervation of the national entity of the
Korean peninsula.
The privy council of Japan today was
summoned to meet at 10:30 o'clock
tomorrow morning, and this is regard
ed by well-informed persons as prac
ti.ally the signal to complete the ne
gotiations between Lieutenant-tJeneral
Terftuchi, the Japanese resident-gener-
al in Korea, and the emperor of Ko
tvq, and his cabinet, which have con
tinued a week.
While the negotiations are shrouded
in absolute official silence, there no
longer can be any doubt that the Ko
rean emperor has agreed to sign a con
vention by Which, in view of the un
tenable conditions obtaining, he and
his government and people consent to
the absolute control of Korea by the
emperor and government of Japan.
Tonight extra editions of the news
papers say the convention already has
been signed, but whether or not this
be so some announcement is expected
shortly after the meeting tomorrow of
the privy council. This probably will
include the official proclamation of the
conclusion, of the convention of annex
ation unless all the prognostications of
wbll informed persons are incorrect.
The Vi dynasty in Korea has lasted
for 618 years. Seven branches of the
family remain, and the heads of these
will be given rank as princes. A num
ber of other officials will be elevated
t ■ the Japanese nobility.
Throughout negotiations the mass of
the Koreans have been kept in entire
ignorance of what has been transpir
ing. The newspaper censorship is com
plete and Japanese newspapers have
not been permitted to be sold in Korea.
It is not believed, however, that an
nexation by Japan will involve disturb
ances in any section of Korea, which is
thoroughly policed. Certainly the court
and cabinet officials in the peninsula
are quite complacent. The vast ma
jority of the people of Korea realize
that conditions in their country will be
improved, and it will be Impossible for
the 'malcontents to arouse sufficient
feeling to create uprisings.
Two Thousand Parade and At
tend Service in Northern City
SAN JOSE, Aug. 21.—Delegates to
the biennial convention of the Ancient
Order ot Hibernians, and their ladies'
auxiliary arrived in this city this morn
ing 2000 strong for the sessions of the
two bodies. After a parade and re
ligious services at St. Joseph's cathe
dral the remainder of the day was
given over to a !:arbecue, literary ex
ercises and a ball game at Luna park.
Mayor C. W. Davison welcomed the
delegates nndj responses wen' made by
M. J. McQarry, state president of tho
Ancient Order of Hibernians, and Mrs.
M. Murray, state president of the la
dies' auxiliary.
Although tiie elections will not be
held until We inesday, convention poli
tics is already the leading topic hi
each lodge.
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 21.—The .sit
uation at midnight in towns of the
Cover d'Alene mining district is very
favorable. The condition is> rapidly
approaching normal in Wallace, where
no signs of danger for the night exist.
Word is received from Mullen, where
help was asked for late In the after
noon, to the offect that conditions had
A special train arrived in Wallace
from Mullen at 10 p. m. and brought
several hundred from canyon towns,
but more from precaution than serious
need to flee. Fire is burning in Im
perial gulch and In the gulch between
Gem and Burke.
Word from Wardner and Kellogg Is
that the situation there Is absolutely
without danger. Winds are quieting
and valleys are clearing of smoke.
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 22.— Returns
received by the State Journal up to l
o'clock this morning from s>B out of 90
counties In this state give the Demo
cratic gubernatorial nomination to
Dahlman by 77 votes.
At Governor .Shallenborger's office,
however. It is claimed that unofficial
advices from Nancy county give him
about 40 majority.
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Postmaster General's Visit to
Arizona Has Territory
Politicians Guessing
PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 21.—Repub
licans all over Arizona are" Waiting to
see what effect on political conditions
results from the arrival in the territory
of Postmaster General Frank Hitch
cock, who is said to have hopes of
being named as one of the United
States senators from the new state.
Hitchcock has been in communication
with a number of the prominent poli
ticians of Arizona for some time and
his trip to the territory is expected to
result in some definite announcement
of his plans. It is clalmea that the
cabinet officer is behind the recent
purchase by Republicans of newspaper
organs in Tucson and Globe. Hitch
cock Is also taking a hand in political
affairs in New Mexico. For several
days he has been in conference with
National Committeeman Luna in that
territory. He is accompanied in his
Arizona trip by A. M. Sames and
Hoval A. Smith.
New Mexico Ordinance Causes
Bitterness Among Citizens
ROSWELIi, N. M., Aug. 21.—After
having been arrested twice yesterday
the chief of police of this town is at
liberty on bail today. The mayor, a
deputy sheriff, a constable, an attor
ney and two citizens were arrested,
and all but one are out on bonds.
Trouble started when Dr. Patrick's
confectionery store was raided. A
quantity of intoxicants was seised and
Patrick was arrested and charged with
violating tin? prohibition ordinance.
Following the arrest, Dug 'Wilson,
formerly a saloonkeeper, replevined
the liquor seized, alleging it belonged
to him, and when Chief of Police Roy
Woofter refused to give It up 1"' was
arrested by Constable Behrlnger. Beh
ringer, In turn, was arrested on a
charge of Interfering with an officer In
the discharge of hir. duty, ami Hehrln
gor's attorney, Charles Gilberts, also
was arrested.
Chief Woofter thereupon was again
arrested on charges of malicious pros
ecution, and Mayor c. T. Veale and
Deputy Sheriff Johnson were arrested
on the same charge. The next move
was the arrest of Frank Myerscough,
a ■heepman, alleged to have bought
whisky from Patrick. He is still in
jail. Intensa bitterness prevails.
SACRAMKNTO, Auk, 21.—Seventy
el«ht dayi out of Mew York city by
actual walking time and three weeks
ahead of the coast-to-coaat walking
record of 105 days, set by Edward Pay
son Wcston, John EnnU, aged G9, ar
rjved here ;tt 4 o'clock this morning.
He rested today prior to continuing his
walk to San Francisco, which place he
expects to reach Wednesday morning.
thus making a new walking record of
eifnty-one days acrova the continent.
SAN JOSH, Aug. 21.—John Flnchi, an
aged Italian, was found dead in a wine
vat at a vinery near Agncw today.
Rising gases from an Inch of wine in
the bottom of the tank had suffocated
him after ho was knocked senseless by
the fall into the vat.
CJTV/-1T I'" 1 I'( I|>l • DAILY te. ON TRAINS B<\.
OJLIN LirJLlil bUllJ'jO. M miavs 60. ON THAI lf>«.
BUT LOSS IS $1,000,000
Rescuing Parties Search Ruined District for
Bodies and Assist Residents Who
Fled in Panic from Homes
Ten Railway Bridges Destroyed; Refugees
from Mullen Fear That Wind May
Yet Cause Greater Damage
(Associated Press)
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 21.—Following is a summary of the
forest fire situation at midnight:
Fifty dead in and around Wallace, Idaho; property loss $1,
--000,000. Fire has not enlarged area burned Saturday.
Mullen probably safe, but fires threaten.
Elk City reported still unburned.
Four or more dead in fires near Newport, Wash.
One hundred and eighty men in the forestry service are missing
in the St. Joe country.
Taft, Mont., has been burned.
Saltese, Mont., is surrounded by fire.
De Borgia and St. Regis are seriously threatened.
Ilaughan, Mont., reported destroyed.
Solid line of fire from Thompson Falls, Mont., for fifty miles to
Idaho state line, with portions of Belknap, White Pine, Noxon and
Heron burning. Conflagration rages in Gallatin forest, Mont., and
Thompson Falls is in peril.
Anatone, Asotin. county, Wash., is threatened with destruction.
Ymir, B. C, is in danger from fires which are burning in the
bush. Other fires are gaining headway in the British Columbia
region and the'situation is alarming.
Avery, Idaho, destroyed and people flocked to Tekoa.
Neihart, Mont., reported burning.
WALLACE, Idaho, Aug. 21.—Day
light this morning showed that immi
nent danger of the city's destruction
had passed, but It brought also con
firmation of losses which were only
rumored and that few puspected- xhftfe.
ing the conflagration of the night. At
least two died in the city fire, John J.
Boyd, a pioneer of Cover d'Alenes, and
former Oregon Railroad & Navigation
company agent, and an unknown man
or woman, w'. > was Incinerated in the
Michigan hotel. Only the skull of the
latter was found in the ruins this
Of the fire fighting forces an accu
rate toll of the dead and wounded Is
quite unavailable, but the known dead
number 24, the total Injured 25, in ad
dition to ten blinded. The steady work
of the city firemen, members of the
Twenty-fifth iniantry, colored volun
teers and the forestry forces alone
saved Wallace from total destruction.
The conflagration In the east end was
stayed shortly after 11 o'clock, and
back firing on adjoining hills to tho
west and south prevented new fires
in those directions.
LOSS OF $1,000,000 IN WALL.ACK
It is estimated the loss in the city
is about $1,000,000. The entire eastern
section from Seventh street to Canyon
is destroyed, with three terraces of
residences on the hillsides. The prin
cipal buildings burned and. the esti
mated losses follow:
Cover d'Alene Hardware company
warehouse, $100,000; Sunset brewery,
$80,000; Pacific hotel and annex, $60,
--000; Cover d'Alene Iron works, $S0,000;
Oregon Railroad & Navigation depot,
$150,000; Times Printing company, 125,
--000; Worstcll Furniture company,
About 150 residences were destroyed
and many other smaller business
places. Providence hospital and the
Federal company* big mills aro the
Only buildings laved in the oast end.
The forest supervisors report tho en
tire country between Wallace and the
St. John river Is swept practically
cloan and the loss of timber is stupen
Fires between Burke and Mullen
threaten both towns tonight, and many
women and children are being shipped
"With daylight a relief expedition will
be organized to go to Placer and Bis
Creek, where the fire fighters' camps
:ire located. These men have scattered
over the country, driven hither and
thither by the flames. At War Bogle
tunnel, three miles from Wallace, six
dead were found and two were badly
burned. Five of the de-id in the tun
nel hnd lOURht refuge. They lay with
their faces down In the water, covered
with wet rags and blankets and had
died partly from the fire and partly
from suffocation by smoke. The In
jured were relieved olive oil and
brought, to the hospitals.
At Big Creak twelve dead were re
covered, two injured and three unfor
tunates who were completely blinded.
One fighter was found dead near Mul
len and six who were more or less seri
ously burned.
At Pine Creek three are dead, five
blinded and five otherwise injured.
It Is impossible to learn the names
of the dead, most of whom cam.' In
from Spokane and other points at the
call of the forestry service. The bodies
are bolus buried wherever they are
found. Days and weeks may elapse
before anything like a complete esti
mate of the fatalities is available.
Fires are still burning around the
city, but most of the hillsides facing
the town are now burned off, and un
less the wind rl.ses It is believed to be
comparatively safe.
Two hundred or 300 l pie are left
homeless in Wallace, many having lost
their belongings. A thick pall of
smoke still hangs over the city and a
watch is being kept at points of danger.
The water supply is good. The light
ing plant was disabled last night, but
has resumed operations.
Many Fugitives Perish and Mil
liyns in Property Lost
MISSOTTLA, Mont., Aug. 21.—Merci
lessly and relentlessly the forest fires
in western Montana and Idaho aro
sweeping over a vast area, driving
hundreds of fugitives before them, de
stroying small settlements and wiping
out of existence millions of dollars'
worth of property.
The situation tonight is more serious
than It was in the early morning, ex
cept as to Wallace, Idaho, where it is
believed that nearly half the city will
be saved.
Communication with Wallace to ths
west has been possible at intervals
today, but eastwr.rd it is entirely cut
off. and it is known the entire east
half of the town, above Seventh street,
has been burned.' West of Seventh
street a hard fight is being made and
Avlth an improvement in the water sup
ply there is more chance that tho
flames may be driven back.
For a few minutes this afternoon the
Dally Missoulian's reporter at Wallace
had a wire. He summarized the sit
uation as follows:
"Thirteen lives lost; property loss
$1,000,000; fire still threatening."
Klsewhere in the fire zone the sit
uation has gone from bad to worse to
day. The most serious incident was
reported late this afternoon from tho
St. Coe country, where 180 men en
gaged in the forestry servico are miss-
Ing, and it is feared they have been
burned to death.
When the fire approached the ramp
where there were 200 men, two of the
fighters took a horse and, riding the
animal to I'natta, reached another camp
and organized a rescue party, which
penetrated the fire to Bird creek.
Eighteen of the men were found in tho
water, where they had gone for safe
ty, and they were unharmed. Of the
remaining ISO no word has been re
Tho foresty service has organized a
relief train, well equipped with pack
animals, carrying provisions and hos
pital supplies, and will endeavor to
get through the fire.
About 1000 refugees have been
brought Into Missoula today. There is
much distress among them.i Their
wants are being supplied by Missoula
people and they have been given tem
porary homes.
The first of the trains came In o'-er
the Northern Pacific Cover d'Alenn
branch, t.rlnglng the patients who had
been in the Sisters' hospital at Wal
lace, and as many refugees as could
find place on the small train. Thero
were 250 on this train, and a second
train at noon brought as many more.
These people came from the small
towns along the line between here and
Wallace. Many of them had been
r-> sed from their sleep by tho peoplo
on the train, whose summons har" been
the first Intimation that the ".re was
noar. There had been no ,ign of it
when the people went to bed Saturday
In most instances they escaped with
only scanty clothing. A woman who
had fled from her home at midnight
gave birth to a chtlrl In a box car
lust after the arrival of the first train
In Mlsso'ila.
Local hospitals are caring for the
sick. Mlssoula homes have been
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