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"California's Trio:
of Girl Tennis See Photos \u25a0
CHAMPIONS.'* and Article in
The Sunday Call
volume cvin.^m 52.
Fatal Accident Occurs During
Mock Bombardment by,Ar»
tillery Battery
Wives and Children of Victims
Are Witnesses of the
FORT MONROE, Va., July 21.
Eleven artillerymen are dead and
a number of others, including two
officers, seriously injured, as the re
sult of the blowing out of a breech
lock in a 12 inch shore gun at the
De Russy battery, during the coast
artillery practice here today.
The accident occurred while student
officers were endeavoring to sink a
fleet of towed targets, representing an
imaginary hostile fleet proceeding
toward Washington. The battery was
under the immediate command of Ser
geant Harry G. Hess of the Sixty
ninth company. United States coast ar
The known dead are:
Sersreant Harry G. Hess of Phoeni
t»us. Va., sun commander.
Corpwrsl Charles O. Adkfng, address
Corporal Albert Bradford, Dorothy.
W. Va.
I»rlv*le A. J. Snlliran of Perkins, Ky.
Private Roy Duiry of Kenova. W. Va,
; ' Private H. A. Adej-, Brandonville,
IVY. Va.
: .Private C. W. Kins; of Dayton, O.
Private John V. Cbadwick of Taze
tvell, Term.
Private Alfred W. Mnith of Xcw
Private Judd 11. Ilocan of Meyer. Cj.
Private James H. Turner of Ripley,
. Teim.
One private xv-as blown into Chesa
peake bay with the breech block.
Lieutenant George L. Van Deusen
6uffered a broken leg, and Lieutenant
George T. Hawes Jr., formerly sta
tioned «t Fort Baker, Cal., -was injured
about the face.
The accident was the more terrible
for the reason that wives and children
of several of those killed witnessed it.
The accident occurred at 10 :40«'clock.
The bodies of the artillerymen were
terribly mangled. The wounded were
rushed to the fort hospital.
News Reaches Washington .
WASHINGTON, July 21.— News of the
fatftl accident at the coast artillery
battle practice at Fort Monroe, Vir
ginia, was sent to Acting Secretary of
V.'ar Oliver l.y General \V. H. Carter,
• assistant chief of staff, who was at the
fort with a number of array and navy
officers from Washington to view the
battle practice with the big guns.
Major General Leonard Wood, chief of
staff, who expected to attend the prac
• lie*>. remained at Washington.
General Carter's telegram to Secre
tary Oliver was as follows:
"Regret to report the accident at the
.commencement of student officers*
battle practice. No. 2 12 inch gun,
from probable premature explosion, re*
sulted in the death of eight men. Two
others were fatally injured. Lieutenant
Van Duzen's leg broken and three addi
tional men slightly injured. Investiga
tion is being made and a report will
lie submitted through regular chan
JJJT rgct Practice Cause
*fhe accident occurred in connection
with the coast artillery target prac
tice, in which shore batteries fire-i upon
a fleet of targets towed uj> Hampton
IJoads In such manner as to be com
parable to battleships.
The shore guns were to be engaged
in battle practice with the. moving fleet,
which was towed about four miles out
and was supposed to represent a. hostile
fleet sailing up the Potomac to attack
According to plans' of officers of the
, coast artillery, the firing tests were to
be conducted on a larger scale than
'• ' had ever been attempted anywhere. It
- was planned to have five batteries of
10 and 12 inch guns concentrate their
" . 'fire on the target fleet and demolish it
• : as quickly as possible. It was intended
also to bring the mortars into play.
:-. Ships of the coast artillery were to
tow the targets. Each r was SO feet
high and 60 feet long and represented
\u25a0 .a section of a battleship.
Officers Are Witnesses
Thirty officers who have recently
been graduated from the \u25a0 artillery
school at Fort Monroe were to have
been in charge of the tests.
A" large number of other officers had 1 *
-- * gone from the war department to see
th« firing. Among them were Brigadier
General William Crozier. chief of-ord-
ContfAued on I'ate 2, Column 7
The San Francisco Call.
Prominent Smart Set Matron's
.Writings May Tell Who
Was Not Who in Past
Thrills of suspense and excitement
are beginning to shiver through society
since Mrs. John Darling announced to
her intimate friends that she was about
to write a book, and, iof all things, a
book dealing with things social in and
around San Francisco.
Mrs. Darling, prominent first as the
daughter of. the eminent Judge S. C.
Hastings, then as Mrs. Catherwood. and
now as the wife of Major John T. Dar
ling, U. S. A., retired, has seen society
grow from the fir^t wee little rootling
planted on the sana dunes of San
Francisco ever so many years ago. . She
can tell just who was not who a few
decades ago, and she knows just where
every one's income comes from and just
when it began to get better or worse.
Mrs. Darling has long been recog
nized as an encyclopedia for family
skeletons and she can — metaphorically,
of course — climb any one's family tree
with ease and throw down the apples
of discord that have sprouted thereon.
She never minces matters when it
becomes necessary to speak. Long ac
customed to occupying a leading place
in society, she has acquired the correct
hauteur and frigidity of atmosphere re
quired for social aspirants and the total
indifference to their sensations which
marks those \u25a0who have arrived.
Plain speaking is one. of her recog
nized attributes.
She is famous for having said once
when her own family affairs were much
in the public eye: "I tell you all this
about the man's behavior because if
people will gossip it is best to start
them right."
And now she is going to "start people
right" about social conditions in San
Francisco. It will %c interesting *to
noje who starts for Europe or the tall
timber when the date for the opening
sales of Mrs. Darling's books is an
Burlingame will have especial rea
sons to close its gates and become a
colony of mourning, for Mrs. Darling
has in former times made no secret of
her sentiments regarding the residents
of the dairying district of San Mateo.'
Riches, she is quoted as having said,
constitute their only claim to consid
eration — their efforts to be admitted to
the really exclusive society of the city
are desperate — they are beneath notice.
, "I don't want to know anything about
Burlingame," she said?, "who is prom
inent there and who isn't; but knowing
the histories of the various families
and being an old San Franciscan I know
them from A to Z."
She went further and said that- they
were a group of well to do people in a
small town making themselves ridi
culous with- their ideas of social life.
But Mrs. Darling knew their fathers
andimothers when they were keeping
hotels and stores and that sort of thing.
Doesn't this all point. to a particular
spicy and Interesting chapter on "Who
Is Now Who . in Burlingame?' -Or per
haps she will ignore them and simply
add foot notes to the annals of cer
tain people known once to fame and
the Hastings-Darling 'family,/ saying,
"Moved tof ßurlingame and social ob
scurity." •. - /.. / ,:\u25a0\u25a0<\u25a0.
Wh'etherr Mrs. Darling's book^will be
autobiographical with voluminous data
regarding those San. Franciscans' whom
sh^ knows. or ignores; ,whether>it will
be biographical and. fearless, or whether
it will be simply •ascientlfic treatise on
society with instances. of social usages
and abuses' as exemplified r by leading
families remains to be seen...-
Mrs. Darling'haslivedabroad a/good
deal in the last decade, family . troubles
and financial woes between her and her
daughter, Mrs. Louise Catherwood-La
Montagne-Maud, i? making" it; more con
venient for her to live/ outside -the
state for a' time. But when the recon
ciliation took place and : there -were ho
more dangers .of ) horrid lawsuits and
family squabbles." she ; came^back and
has lived here .'fince, picking up the
scattered threads of her sociaracquaint
anceship and at times threatening to
assume a dictatorship.
- ' "Society, Old, New and in the. Inter
im."^ by Mrs. John ' T. Darling, - will be
a literary sensation which will cast all
other Callfornian writers Into: a; "pieas-^
ing obscurity. . \ ' /
Mrs. X W. Hellman Jr. Directs
Volunteer Fire Brigade, De*
spite Danger of Explosion
Flames Destroy Electric Plant
at Country Estate, but Heroic
Efforts Save Residence
SAN LEANDRO,-; July 21. — Though
the large tank of oil ;in the engine
room of the burning electric plant and
pumping station threatened to explode
from the heat at any moment, Mrs. I.
\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-.-\u25a0. \u25a0 1 .
W. Hellman, Jr., the wife of the^prom
inent - San Francisco banker, stayed
bravely by trie blazing . structure and
coolly' directed the efforts of her em
ployes this morning in . preventing the
spread of- the flames, which,,? once
caught in the dry grass, would have
destroyed the beautiful "coun\ry home
of the Hellmans^at the head of Dutton
avenue. ' . . '
Despite the efforts of the volunteer
flre fighters, who included even Mrs.
Hellman' s maids, the extensive power
plant, which supplied light and
water to the estate and was valued
at $50,000, was completely destroyed.
But for Mrs. Hellman's coolness and
bravery, the .loss would have been
much greater. '
Notifies Mrs. Hellman
The fire, believed to have "' been
started by crossed wires, was discov
ered by the estate engineer shortly
after 9:30 o'clock. He at once notified
Mrs. Hellman, who was 'giving orders
to the housekeeper. '-' Hellman had left
but a short time before, for the city
and Mrs. Hellman wbs the only member
of the family at home.
' Realizing the 1 * need of quick action,
Mrs. Hellman notified the Melrose ' fire
department and then, throwing a wrap
about her shoulders, hastened out to
the burning building, located at some
distance from the house.'/' 'When she
arrived, sparks were already catching
in the dry ; grass and ;, foliage that
separated the home' from; the plant. , "
Summoning .every available employe
on the .place^-Mrs.'rHollmari Jquickly or
ganized a bucket' and' garden brigade.
Heedless of - the - sparks V that burnt
evefy time jthey .hit, and '^the dense,
pungent smoke, \u25a0: Mrs Hellman directed
the little band of fire .fighters, despite
the admonitions of the engineer that
oil tanks might explode, and prevented
the spread of the .fire, to the, grass,
which- would have meant the destruc
tion of the house.. ,- .
Plant in Ashes
When- the fire departmenti arrived'
from Melrose, after a five mile run, the
plant was in ashes. The building con
tained one of ; the finest storage battery
systems on the coast and had been
installed by the Diinsmuirs before' the
Hellmans acquired possession of the
improved part of the old Souther
farm, which they?have since made their
home. It was .purchased from Edna
Wallace Hopper, the actress,' who got
it from trie estate of Mrs. Josephine
Dunsmulr, her ; mother. ;y'. . .
Mrs. Hellman is a society leader and
has been identified with the "400" of
San Francisco for many years.. Her
husband is the president of the Union
Trust company of San -Francisco.
High Wind Causes: Collapse of
1 Big Structure •
SPOKANE, Wash*; July 21.— Swayed
by a high west- wind, -the huge frame
work prepared to receive the ;big con
crete arch of Monroe street bridge over
the Spokane river ;into the
stream at 1:45 o'clock today.
Two workmen \u25a0 are - known to. have
been ( carried down in the J. 1
F. Walters -was fatally. Injured. The
other Workmen: will -survive.
: Part of : the arch -fell on the poWer
house of the Washington; water power
company, .putting ;out electric lights
and stopping streetcars and machinery,
all over the 1 town. . ; . ,
,The arch was 80 feet ; high. Three
months had been required for its con
struction. r ; . \ \ ..
A driving^rain followed the , wind,
checking {brush 'fires in- the outskirts
of the city. <, •',;;,' ;'y ' '/
We I) Dressed .< Youth ? Confesses
to Stealing ' Bicycle
[Special Dispatch' to The Call] - , ; /, /
SAN JOSE, July;; 21.-—Rattier than
that; his mother and sisters .in this city
should suffer embarrassment on jhls ac
count,: a well ."dressed [ San Jose boy, ar
rested fast** evening Jin ; Santa Clara by
Constable -'. Lyle : - of;; that ; place "on .a
charge of stealing a bicycle; . has '• kept
silent : " i>" .. <K -''-- /' '"] '.. •".; V.',', .' -,";/.
The youth \ is about ; 20 . years; old,\ and
has, succeeded ; in conceal-,
Ing^ hisjidentity. though several people
have been taken. over; from San .Jose,
with. the hope that some one would rec
ognize him/ / ' / / ..-,'<
•He has confessed; .to-. whoiesaie^thefts'
of bic}- s cjes. \ which \u25a0 had^beenJMaitenJin 1
this city, ridden to Santa : Clara' arid'dis
posed- o£:for Bmall'sums^y / /V-J; :/>: />
President of the -State Normal
School Denies Charges of
Student and Others
Rev. C/Todd Clark Outlines His
Sister's Complaint and Old
Rumors Are Revived v
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
CHICO, July 21.— Criico stands to
night a town divided against itself, the
rockon 'which the community^, has split
being the charges against : Dr. C. C.
JVan Liew, president of the state norr
mal school, who * is/ accused of unbecom
• ing and immoral conduct by' Miss Ada
Clark, one of his students.- The
investigation will begin tomorrow. Fad
tionalism runs rampant. Rumors" and
crossrumors, charges and counter
charges .fill the air. /,.\u25a0•\u25a0 i
The pedagogue's opponents 'have
•harked back over the years and, resur
recting old -scandals and questionable
episodes, have breathed into them life,
imparted to them new vigor. And Van
Liew denies everything.. He pleads no
extenuating circumstances, nor does he
offer r explanations. . He denies, ttife
charges in t'oto, and in particular those
laid against him^ by Miss dark. The
two were alone in his office at the time.
Miss Clark has her story and Dr. Van
Liew denies it absolutely.
One-half of the town stands by the
professor and the other against him.
Though the episode witlv Miss Clark is
to be the basis of the investigation it
is by no means the only affair : to be
aired. AdditionaJ charges have cropped
up and these will be laid before' Go
vernor Gillett, who is expected to attend,'
and the bpard of trustees of the insti
tution. ' \u25a0\u25a0\u0084. ' ',- "'\u25a0\u25a0• "'\u25a0'-.. ;/:• \
;: Van. Liew is said to have been more
or less prolific" with his pedagogic em
braces in the past. Furthermore,; he is
declared to. have caroused around': the
town in an undignified way. Also 'it is
.whispered that \ hit. Has at • odd times
played his fid die in certain gatherings
of appreciative but riotous youths.j How.
much . of- thej ma*;s lot . rumors win^istan«:
the "searchlight of an /impartial hear
ing is difficult to say, for Van Liew per
sists in denying and his friends uphold
-him. "\u25a0-' "y ''" ; -:-r' ' *- /. - '
• .Rev. C. Todd Clark, a brother of Miss
Ada Clark, gave a full accoiint;of, his
sister's relations. with Doctor Van Liew
today. He is the backbone of the prose
cution and has gone to great pains to
gather his witnesses for the investiga
tion." • /- \u25a0. : . .-. \u25a0'/\u25a0 ,- ' ' : . \u25a0 . \u25a0'
"My sister," he said, "is a country
girl, 17, years of age, and has spent all
her. life without, parents on the farm
near "Woodland. '\u0084 She wished to- take
up teaching as ', a -'profession, but: as
we were not" rich we. could not see how
we . could afforU ito pay her ; expenses
while she was studying^at the normal
'school..- " .-' ;-. '.\u25a0' V. \u25a0 ', ',-.' \u25a0 ' \u25a0
"The problem was.solved when I was
appointed pastor /.of .'<the ; Broadway.
Methodist church here, for it was ar
ranged that ! she should live with' my.
wife 'and "myself and attend the school
here."' _-\u25a0\u25a0 /£ '\u0084 \ \u25a0 \u25a0 . \u25a0• \u25a0, -
"She .entered .the Institution last
January and was getting along in fine
shape until • about two and "a/ half
months ago, when a girl friend of hers
fell very sick. . My^sister / nursed her
for two days, during which time she
did ;jiot' attend* the normal -school.
"On resuming; .her studies it was
necessary /for. her . to; ohtaln what is
termed an 'excuse* from Van Liew, and
she went into, his office/to explainfthe
reason of her absence and get , this ; ex
cuse. She received 1 one,, but" misplaced
it, and in a short time later ;went, back
again for a second. / / < '
"She told me that on entering ; the
office Doctor Van Liew was telephoning
and asked her/t o be ', 'seated," lndicating
a' window seat. She took a seat • and
upon the professor .finishing his "mes
sage he went ; across to his' table "and
wrote, out' an excuse. '/''*/.
/ "After 'so.doing-he^arose with' it and
went; and- seated himself : by her. He'
th en entered upon a' personal con versa
tion,.' telling/her not . to" f e*el homesick
on ; account of her, friend's illness, and
"then, fas he' spoke, put ) his afmsTaround
her, and drew! '"her. to him. V . / : V ':
\ "My^;B!ster,\as;soon*"as; she; recovered
from , her.-; surprise, ' drew^ away! from
him/ saying: '"I. always heard you were
of no account and now^l know it.'
A Jf OTHER; STCDEJf T ?f AMED /~ . ; ;
/ . "Doctor \u25a0 Van j Liew then 'attempted • W
bluff :,her ;by "speaking^severely; 'I'b'ut,"
fairing;* X in f this, : became ingratiating", 4
saying' to' her: \u25a0. 'You ought<riot to : ob
ject^ an^attractive girl :llke^ you.' / , • ifi
; 'She /ordered i him Hoi open 'the door
and ?lef tithe I room.";; As; she stepped .into
the >corridor s she «.- met*> anoth'er3 student.'"
MlSß"PNina^LindleyMwho,-/noticing • her.
terl requested*, Miss ;rLindley,;; to , get V her
books, 7 ; say in g j she ; was ? leayi ng v tli c in -
Stltutioh7r V r " : \u25a0 •—\u25a0''\u25a0' :''"-"-'/;/': ''"-"-'/;/'- ./\u25a0. .y:'y 7 ',"';;?
>'" ''l' tried ; in > vain - to ;. have 1 the Aboard of
trustees UakeJuplthe matter, fahdt.ulti-^
to 5 hold , a"' ; ; meeting * wrote: tojmy/sister,'
who £ih t the'; mean time 4 had % gon e | back
home/ to come^to" Chico > and : tein her
'story. p'^'O/'-/ / : //J /,"// "-'\u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0/'\u25a0/\u25a0 SA'^t~i
:>^:We;enteredithe^meeting, after a long
"debate tabetweeh/^ .the|trustees£ as//: to'
whether '\u25a0 or| nbtiwe" should /be - given \u25a0 a'
Continued onP«se 2," Column 3
Mrs. A lva y Asior,\Ti>hose handjssaid .to be sougth b\j her former husband,
, v as well ashy the earVoj^Dunravenand'Lord Curzon. . -
Millionaire Denies /Reported E ngagement to
> iMrs^ Adolph Ladenburg "
{Special Dispatch to The Call]
y, NEWPORT, iß.i:,^July The -do-,
ings and • the- future j affairs {of!: John".
Jacob: As tor.s his .former wife, ; Mrs. Ava
Astor,. arid their 'son .Vincent have- kept;
the gdssipsof Newport^in'a buzz today.'
Colonel /Astor andi.Vincent .arrived 'to
day on the steam yacht Norma. - . ;
•' .Colonel Astor.' went', at ' once fto
Beechwood. 'He ''* was char4ly \ settled in
the house' when there came an ; almost'
angry,' denial (of t the.: report ->f -his 'en
gagement'to-marryJMrs. Addlpb.-Laden- :
burg. '.•.-\u25a0-: He- described > -the ' rumor:' as
"wicked and tiibelouV'.' both ito' Mrs' La-;
denb'urgT and "himself. • Mrs. : Ladenburg
is already; in Newport. \u0084: " . " \u25a0. . \u0084 ;
•''.; His .\u25a0.words ;;. started » a ; flood of - gossip.'
to -'the .general' effect .that' he >was 'seek-:
ing a. f reconciliation '.with ? his^ former,
wife. These were' meti with'.j rumors, of.
trie \u25a0'.; reported .story. ; printed in • Town]
Topics, ; to J.the I effect . that ':\u25a0 Mrs.^ r Astor's' :
hand > is^b'eing^isought - by, trie Jearl f of,
Dunraveri,^thc?sonVof the unsuccessful;
contestant ;. for *\u25a0 the j America's \ cup^'in
1895!-? The ;. earl Vis .^ reported., to .have
been -pay ing, assiduous .attention^ to Mrs.' :
U.stor'-.on'-the "other side.' 'He^is'Trich
- IMPERIAL, . Julyj 2 1.— Seven :: r victims
have: beenHiaimeci?by < the 'intense J heat
and ' *\u25a0 high of thVr last three
days- in' trie" ; Imperial- valiey.v l They : ; are:'
i i?AZ J—'Anaeli, :" at? Imperial^ -« - ;;i^^J;j
v f Mexican . "^aborer, * : nt^ Imperial " june
A. SAN JOSE, f July 21 ; — -G.VUsam!,:a;Jap-;
,'anese 'laborer on ; - the Tem'arita' ranch
near\ Milpi tas/ /* was . f oiihd I dead in. his
cabin -iVthis*. morning!, with; Ills ; neck'
; broken. 1 ; Wshed^a 1
cheick^fqrJlSOOgin^tlUsflcity.gbut^when 1
thei/.body ?Twas **f ouri'd?< the \u25a0; money "''was
missing;::^ r_"':.v : -.< \->Y<~ur^~r)^ -v^V^'s
and ls ; 35 • years 'old. . Mrs.;Astor : is ex
pected ..in'. Newport, in' Augut. .
\u25a0 Town Topics ; says ; announcement of
I the engagement* will .ssoon j be. maVle.
.. * Town makes the
; statement unequivocally, cabled reports
from ; Have": said - that »Mrs." Astor
is t partial" to suit.* of ',Lord • Curzon,
and 'that the,,couple,vafter dinner* par
ties, y -of ten. strollttogether in- the • moon-
' t light;like;a'.pairsof*lovers. .• j?'
"".Trie' I ' Mrs.^Ladenbursr ;to whom: John
Jacob Astor has paid devoted "attention
is*airich\ and prominent of the
famous Meadowbf ook hunt : club, which
in 'New-york^beaVs'. the- same*: relation
to 'the ] smart j set ithat ' the r Burlingame
polo \u25a0 club"^ does to ,; the r San i-Fraricisco
! smart C set. ' Mrs.' Ladenburg's '. husband
/was: a\m r ember ? of * the'flfm ofjLaden-
Iburg, 1 .Thalman ; &, . C 0. ,, operating" the
-United RailroadSiOf^San'F.ranclsco..' > \u25a0
\u25a0 "Last fall jMrs.»Ladenburg created a
jtalriment in .her^coach , house -at -Hemp
: stead. •\u0084.H eri husband'c ommitted suicide
Ja-few "years^agb'.by? jumping overboard
\u25a0fro'm'an.Atlantic-'steamshlp.* '.'.•' "" .
; John Harrington,' .William 'KalMer and
tV.:S.'' Shannon, "at El' ; Centro. .
-H^ A: r'CarlsonV/at '/ SUsbeel*
.' Vn ldentified man . at \u25a0 lloltvf He. \u25a0
This is the first 1 instance in the his
tory of tj ie valley, where* residents* haVe
succumbed .to', heat. ; The' deai}is are
charged j to ' the^eiLtraordinary humidity.
{ July \ 21.^Having
driven'? a"; team •\u25a0' of j angorai goats • a ' dis-'
tance£6f 'more .than. 4,000. miles .on a'
.wager.-^Captain *{V.% Edwards, a ranch
owner;of; San- Diego.* Cal.; arrived here
jfromlSah-ipiego; "today. -With Captain
Edwards i a rejslx .young \u25a0 m en an d a ' pack
teamfof (Mexican burros,.' hitched
to . a I canvas "covered \ wagon.
YESTERDA V— Maximum tempera jure, 60 ;
minimum, 50.
FORECAST FOR TODAY— Fair, reithfog
Flames Sweep Forests and Com
pletely Surround Wisconsin
Towns; Nearby Village
Is Wiped Out r ; ;
• -» - 1 ,'*-• "art v. * *#*\u25a0
Several Cities Along Canadian
Border Menaced and Prop*
erty Worth Millions '.-,
WAUSAU, Wis., July 21.—In
formation received here from
the villages northeast of Mer
rill, where Wausau men conduct
many lumbering enterprises, gives
credence to the reports that many "
residents of the district are cut off
by the flames. The best information
is that 70 Oare thus endangered.
The ' country surrounding is one
vast belt of hardwood, hemlock and
pine and the cutover lands are so
overgrown with brush as to afford
much opportunity for rapid spread of
flames. *•
Gleason, north _ of Bloomville, is
isolated by the fire and it has been
impossible to get word from there
for several hours. This leaves Bloom
ville with its 650 persons hemmed in on •
every*side. -, .. , - — -\u0084.- ..
The losse in buildings in the burning
sections is more than $200,000.
Several farmers* families have not
been \u25a0 accounted for.
The inhabitants of Heinemann are
now quartered in Merrill and Gleason.
A few minutes before the flames burst \u25a0
upon the town the relief train driven
by Heinemann succeeded in reaching
the threatened village.
Refugees say that the entire town
burned rapidly, the flames leaping more
than 200 feet. ..
- The Heinemann lumber company has
lost all its property, the mill having
been destroyed by fire on April 4 and
the fire of Wednesday completing the
destruction. *** . \u25a0
The saving of the lives of the people
at Heinemann was due to the energetic
action of H. H. Heinemann. who took a
St. Paul train without waiting for per
mission from the railway company and
ran the train, back and forth until
everybody was out of the village.
Fighting to Save City . >v
NELSON", 8.C.. July 21.— Three hun
dred government fire fighters are work
ing frantically to save the town of
SanUon from, destruction.' The flames
have already crept within ona mile of
the place and should the wind come up
the town will be- doomed.
Thousands of dollars* worth of val
uable timber in the Slocan and Arrow
lake districts has been destroyed, as
have several ranch buildings anil crops.
The fire fighting is being done on a
scientific basis and it is now believed
that further damage in Hall and Arrow
Park districts has been averted. At
Slocan junction new fires have started >
and ar« runnlnsr up the hillsides close
to the bfg ranches of Ashley and Stew
art. A force of 114 men-is fighting the
flames at this point. Though the Crow's
Nest pass timber fires are still blazing
the .damage is practically confine.! to
timber limits.
Fires around Nelson have* not yet
been extinguished, and the city i 3 en
shrouded In dense smoke. Some fear
is entertained \regarding "Waslo creek
district. The government has sent a
Vletachment of 150 men to this point to
check the flames. ,-
Women and children left Sandon thLs
morning on a rescue train. " .
Three Forks, reported' burned: is
still in existence, but surrounded by
the fire. The total' destruction of
"Whitewater and MsGulgan ; is con
firmed. \u25a0-\u0084 Fire is now closing In on the
Roseland Center mines.
Town r ls on Fire
- SPOKANE. Wash', Jtily '21.— The
town of Marble Is reported burning.
Marble ; isr'on the Columbia, river. • about
10 miles, south of the Canadian boun
dary." The Big land_company has. been
making \ improvements valued .at hun
dreds of thousands of dollars there.
The town is surrounded by fire and its
destruction is' expected. Fire In the
Flat :.* creek country, near Bossburg.
•Wash., /Is steadily; spreading and
threatens , to wipe out the majority ;of
homes in .this, fertile' section. In China
creek i basin the citizens have been
fighting: flames * almost - continuously
since. Sunday afternoon. Indians bring
news to Boss burs that all ; the buildings

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