OCR Interpretation

Daily Arizona silver belt. (Globe, Gila County, Ariz.) 1906-1929, March 01, 1910, Image 1

Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87082863/1910-03-01/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Volume IV, Number 119
Many Miners Smothered as
They Sleep Peacefully
in Their Cabins
Frenzied Rescuers Goaded
by Hopes of Findin
Life Under Snow
"WAIiLACE, Idaho, February 28.
"Under a mass of ico, rock and dobris,
packed almost to tho solidity of granite,
the mining towns of Mace and Burko
lie buried tonight, the tombs of both
living and dead.
Crushed and piled extricably in the
wreckage are the bodies of many inhab-'
Hants, is the belief of the rescuers.
Coming without, the slightest warn
ing, except the thunderous roars mo
mentarily preceding the immolation of
the sleeping residents of Mace, a huge
avalanche swept down the precipitous
sides of the mountain and filled the
narrow canyon to a depth of seventy
fivo feet. Tho slide is approximately
3,000 feet long.
Tonight a cold wind is sweeping the
canyon and impeding those who heroic
ally working in tho hopo that a few
more lives may bo saved. Those who
have Journed from here to Mace and
Burke say tho number of dead probably
will never be known, as tho huge slide
never will be entirely removed.
A fineer nrotruding above the sur
face of the snow is responsible for sav
ing tho life of Mrs. George Gibson,
who was buried in tho slide -at Mace.
Tor more than an hour the woman lay
under the snow xwith only a finger pro
truding above. Rescuers stumbling
over the rough ground in tho light of
lanterns saw tho finger and dug her
out with great difficulty. She was half
- smothered and almost frozen.. She will
probably die. Twelvo dead havo beon
recovered at Mace, and thirty-seven
taken out alive but seriously injured.
SPOKANE, February 28. A third
avalanche, in addition to those at Maco
and Burke, Idaho, destroyed tho camp
0fI Jiyil?r.".mrl llh.n 001
I i in- II II a ni b n i II i
a 1 a wm: LAvr ohio river
MM - P- --' - " " --
Special to the Silver Belt.
HOUGHTON, Mich., February 28. For the double
purpose of defeating the designs of the Western Feder
ation of Miners, whose organizers have been active in
this district lately, and of reducing the copper output,
all mines in the Lake district are preparing to close
down at once for an indefinite length of time, or until the
ends aimed at by the managers can be attained.
Whether the Calumet & Hecla is included in the plan
has not as yet been definitely made public, but from re
liable sources it is said that they are. ' rt f
If the plans are carried to their fullest execution
many thousands of men will be out of employment be
fore the end of the week and a reduction in copper pro-,
duction effected that cannot but have an immediate ef
fect on the price of the metal.
Coupled with the curtailment at Butte on account of
labor troubles, and the general tendency to reduce out
put in the western mines, far reaching and immediate
results are looked for in connection with the latest
move of the big Lake prodv cers.
of tho Carbonate Hill Mining company,
near tho "S" bridgo of Mullan, Ida
ho, about noon Sunday. Three arc dead,
ns follows: Gus llerglund, John Holm
and Krick Holm, all miners.
Nineteen are known to bo dead in
tlio nvulauclics that nearly obliterated
Maeo and Burke last night and this
morning and tho dcatli list will probab
ly bo largely increased as tho rescuers
penetrnto tho dobris,
Tho fight against timo and cold -lias
been waged bravely and persistently by
tho littlo army of men who aro hoping
to find under tho ruins in tho ravines
somo who escaped death. Although tho
greatest difficulties havo thrown dis
couragement in their paths, these men
havo dug and torn and strained fran
tically for more than twenty-four hours,
pausing scarcely to warm their numbed
bodies before again seizing their shovels
and returning to their work. Old men
and young boys joined in the efforts of
those able bodied in a common cause.
Mace is situated on a creek bed and
the mountains riso high on cither sido
of tho canyon. Tho slopes havo been
denuded of trees by tho mines. Tho
main body of tho avalanche, which
started from the top of Custer mountain,
passed beyond tho town and, striking
tho opposite slopo with terrific force,
rushed up tho mountainside.
Tlio damago to tho town was done by
an offshoot from tho main slide, which
carried a construction train from the
track as it plunged into the ravines,
and, rolling up tho side, demolished
houses in its path.
Tho boarding house of the Standard
mine, where about three hundred miners
were sleeping, was missed by only about
120 feet. h. , '' '
Tho slide which wiped out almost all
of tlio town of Mace, five miles up tho
canyon from here, was the first? Tho
eatastropho occurred at 10:43 Sunday
night, when all tho population except
the men on tlio night shift in the mines
wero asleep.
Tho Hurkc avalanche occurred at
5:H0 this morning. That more lives
wero not lost at Burko is duo to the
presence of mind of S. E. Howe, fore
man of the Hecla mine. Realiziug the
danger which threatened the sleeping
and unsuspecting citizens of tho town
a milo "further up tho stream, ho sent
Rert Clement on to Burko to rouse tho
inhabitants and urge them to seek safe
MISSOULA. Mont., February 28. A
special message received at the Daily
Missoulian office late this afternoon
brought word of two additional slides
near Wallace, Idaho, in which fivo per
sons are reported to havo perished.
On the lino of tho Northern Pacific,
between Wallaco and Mullen, a liionn
tain of snow descended somo timo dur
(Continued on Pago Four)
Immense Loss and Much
Suffering Reported All
Streams Rising
CLEVELAND, February 2S. At
least two dead, hundreds homeless,
scores of factories preparing to close,
and a property damage of hundreds of
thousands aro tlio main results of floods
that havo devastated Ohio tho last two
days. It has not ycf reached its full
Today 4-year-old Catherine Hannan
was swept off her feet by a block of ice"
swirling down swollen Nine-Mile creek.
Her body has not been recovered.
Tho second fatality was at Youngs
town, where Howard Lightbody was
All parts of the state report stories
of submerged villages. Whole counties
are -under water and pcoplo driven from
flooded homes.
At Elkton, tho Beaver river linsfbm
pletely flooded the town and several
feet of water flood the main street.
Canton is in almost as bad a plight
apd a majority of tho peoplo tonight
aro marooned in upper stories of their
At Zancsvillo fivo hundred houses arc
reported under water.
Itesidents of Dayton are being res
cued from their houses by boats.
PfTTSmmo. Fohninrv 28. The
eighteen and a half feet river strtgo
has been reached at the confluenco of
Hm Allerdinnv and Mononcahcla rivers
at midnight. Tlio wirter is rising six
inches an hour. A stage ot twenty-ion r
top, is niodicted bv noon tomorrow.
Tho danger mark is twentytwo. No
damage has been done thus fur.
L COLUMBUS, Ga., February 2S. The
Chattahoochee river is rising rapidly to
night. Western GcoFgia has been visit
ed by an unusually heavy rain and all
streams aro out of their banks. Many
bridges aro swept away.
vmvv PLAIN. N. Y February 2S.
Tho outlook touight .indicates thnt the
Mohawk valley will experience unprece
dented high water. Ico jams havo
caused tho streets of Hon, Frankfort
and Herkimer to bo inundated. Dyna
mite is "being used to break up Um ice.
SAN ANTONIO, February 28. Clif
ford Harmon and George Harrison of
Los Angeles started tonight in a bal
loon for Now York to break the long
distance record.
Los Angeles Excursion Will Visit Here First
Two hundred business men of Los Angeles, representing tho chamber of commerce of that city, will bo
in Globe on Thursday, March 17. They will come to this city on a special train of ten cars and will visit
Globe before taking in any other territorial city, according to the present program.
"EXCURSION WILL ARRIVE IN GLOBE MARCH 17, AT 8:30 A. M." was tho telegram received by
Secretary Rohrabacker of the chamber of commerce, from the Los Angeles chamber yesterday.
The excursion will leave Los Angeles on March 15, probably in the evening, making it clearly apparent
that the Los Angeles excursionists will accede to the requests of the business men of this city and visit Globo
first, the other territorial cities afterwards.
On this,, the first occasion of a visit to Globe of a delegation from the Los Angeles chamber of commerce,
the coast visitors will be royally entertained.
As their special train will arrive here early in tho morning, an entire day will be given over to the
inspection of Globe and tho Globe district.
As yet tho entertainment committee of tho chamber of commerce has not held a meeting, but the details
have practically been completed, by the individual members of this commute.
In tho forenoon, the Old Dominion and Arizona Commercial workings will be inspected and in tho af
ternoon, automobiles will convey the visitors to Miami.
In the meantime, automobiles will be run to Roosevelt for such members of tho party -as wish to visit
tho big inland sea.
In tho evening, a buffet lunch will be served at tho meeting room of the chamber of commerce. Vaude
ville and other entertainment features will be on tap during the evening.
While it has not beon expressly stated just how long tho party will remain in this city, it is probable that
the big special will pull out late Thursday evening or early Friday morning.
In, securing for Globo tho first stop of the Los Angeles excursionists, Secretary Rohrabacker of tho
chamber of commerce has accomplished much.
As the result of this plan, the excursion will be more of an excursion to Globe than to Arizona, for, if
tho visitors can be induced to carry out Secretary Rohrabacker's ideas, "ON TO GLOBE" will be their slogan
as thoy leave Los Angeles.
Globo and the Globe district will not only be advertised to the outside world, as the result of the visit
of the Los Angeles delegation, but two hundred business men of Los Angeles, many of whom have but a
vague idea of the resources and the possibilities of tho district, will see for themselves the things which will
eventually make Globo tho biggest city in Arizona and more than that will" take this knowledge back to Los An
geles with them and spread it broadcast throughout tho Angel City.
This visit to Arizona has been planned by tho chamber of commerce of Los Angeles in order that its
members may becomo familiar with the resources of Arizona. It will be of interest and importance to the visitors
and it will be important to the Globo chamber of commerce.
Naturally the visit of the Los Angeles business men to this city will fonn something of a co-operative
union between tho chambers of commerce of Los Angeles and Globe. Globe and Los Angeles have many in
terests in common and it is not improbable that as the result of this visit, the two chambers may be able to
work together to secure better freight and passenger accommodations between Los Angeles and Globo, and prob
ably lower freight and passenger rates a3 well.
The business men of this city realize the importance of this visit and it is hardly necessary to state that
tho keys of tho city will be turned over to the visitors in regal style when they arrive hero.
One Draws Six Years in Pen
and Fine of $15,000
in Real Money
Federal Investigation Or
dered of Traffic in
CHICAGO, February 28. A federal
inquiry into tho methods of disposing
of oleomargcrinc was ordered today by
Judge K. M. Landis in tho United
States district court, nftor he had sen
tenced 0110 of four dealers indicted for
violating the oleomargcrinc reguations
to six years in the federal prison at
Fort Leavenworth, and fined him $15,
000. Tho man sentenced is W. A. Broad
well. The other three cases wero con
tinued until Thursday.
It was disclosed that probably not
less than $15,000 and possibly more
than $20,000 has been lost by the Unit
ed States government ns a result of
Broadwcll's activities, (said Judge Lan
dis in sentencing the; oleomargerine
"Whenever arrested ho lias given
bonds and then gone out and violated
tho law next day. It lias been a wilful
defiance of tho law. Hig bond has been
supplied by oleomargerine manufactur
ers, a proceeding which I regard it as,
my duty to say is highly significant."
Thomas Dudman, purchasing agent
for an oleomargerine firm, told of his
connection with tho case as bondsman
for the indicted man.
"When you went on tho bonds -of
these men did you expect to be indem
nified in case there wore any losses.'"
asked Judge Landis.
"Yes, sir," replied Dudman.
"Who was going to indemnify you?"
"My employer, William J. Moxlcy."
"Then restaurant men were not go
ing to indemnify you?"
"No, sir."
Mr. Moxley is a representative in
congress from tho sixth district of Illi
nois. Federal inspectors told the court that
the defendants had sold daily large
quantities of illegally manufactured al
eomargerino to restaurants.
Tlio assistant district attorney pre
sented the government reports showing
that Broadwell and another defendant
bought a total of 142,183 pounds of
white oleoniargerino in six months from
July, 1900. to January, 1010, and in the
samo period purchased 3,000 pounds of
colored oleomargerine. The govern
ment contention is that the defendants
colored the white oleomargerine before
disposing of it, thus avoiding tlio tax
of 10 conts per pund oil the colored
' Another contention of the govern
ment was that if the makers of white
oleomargarine knew tho uses to which
It would bo put after salt', and supplied
(oloting material to the purchaser,
they might be deemed guilty of conspir
acy in viuation of the law.
Concessions for Americans
in Nicaragua in Danger
of Cancellation
NEW ORLEANS, February 28. A
special from Tegucigalpa, Spanish Hon
duras, under date of February 17, says:
Things aro still in a chaotic 'condi
tion hero and tho only change in the
situation is a distinctly anti-Amercan
sentiment. Tho alleged sympathy of
Americans with tlio Nicaraguan revo
lution has been responsible for this.
Absolutely no news of the progress of
the revolution in Nicaragua is allowed
to get out of here. Several conces
sions to Americans wero presented to
congress for ratification, but such a
storm was raised about them that it
looks as if they would go by the board.
Congress has been in session for a
month and a half and practically noth
ing has been done owing to a deadlock
between tho congressmen and tho pres
Harlem Tommy and Moran
Do Twenty Fast Rounds
SAN FRANCISCO, February 28.
With both men on their feet after twen
ty rounds of desperate fighting, Referee
Smith declared Harlem Tommy Murphy
of New York winner over Owen Moran,
England's lightweight, in a match at
Dreamland tonight. The decision was
jeered and Moran frantically protested,
claiming he had been robbed.
GOLDF1ELD, Nov., February
28. Suspected of being responsi-
bio for a number of fires recently
in the town of Mina, one hundred
miles north of here, Tony Leyden
was tarred and feathered by the
citizens of that place and sent on
his lonely way across tho desert
with orders never to return. J.
Excessive Drinking Pilots
A. Abernathy to Self
Had Been Drinking Heavily
Since Death of Wife
a Year Ago
Despondent over legal matters, which
despondency had been heightened as the
result of an alcoholic debauch covering
the past week, A. Abernathy commit
ted suicide at his ranch a short distance
below town early last evening.
lAbernathy shot himself through the
head with a 32-calibcr revolver. He
was dead when Paul Whalen, who heard
the shot, made an investigation.
Abernathy had contemplated self de
struction for several days and had op
enly threatened to take his life, al
though friends who heard him make the
threats took little slock in them and
thought he would forget them when he,
recovered from his drunken debauch.
There wore no witnesses to the af
fair, although Whalen was just outside
the ranch house when the shot was
fired. He informed the local authorities
of the affair.
"Abernathy had been drunk for
about a week," said Whalen in speak
ing of the matter last night, "and al
though ho had threatened on several oc
casions to kill himself, I never took
his threats seriously, thinking he would
be all right when he sobered up.
"Last night, at just about dark, I
was standing outside the house when
Santa Fe May Not Enforce
Rule for Unloading
Grain Cars
CHICAGO, February 28. A writ of
injunction was issued today by Judge
Kohlsaat in the United States circuit
court enjoining the Atchison, Topeka
& Santa Fe Railroad company and every
other railroad company doing an in
terstate business and entering Chicago,
from placing in effect tomorrow the new
schedule of timo allowance for the un
loading of grain from cars.
The Chicago board of trado and a
number of grain firms aro complainants
and the allegation is that the railroads
have conspired against the complain
ants by seeking to reduce tho loading
and unloading time of grain shipments
in order to increase freight rates.
MINNEAPOLIS, February 2S. The
firemen and engineers of the Great
Northern and Northern Pacific havo
completed their strike vote and it is
rumored thatthey declared overwhelm
ingly in favor of a walkout Tuesday
unle'ss the roads grant the demands
made in November.
WASHINGTON, D. ('., February 28.
The court of commerce feature of the
administration bill was adopted late to
day by the house committee on inter
state and foreign commerce. This, it
is believed, paves the way for a com
plete agreement on the administration
WASHINGTON, D. C, February 28.
Forecast for Arizona: Generally
fair Tuesday and Wednesday.
I heard a shot fired inside the house.
With one of the Chinese who lease the
ranch, I went inside. Abernathy was
dead, the revolver lying beside him. I
think he shot himself through the head,
although I did not take time to investi
gate closely.
"I have been working on Abernathy 's
ranch for some time. Ho was worried
over a suit which had been brought
against him, regarding water rights. Ho
was sick from drinking, and I do not
bclievo he would have committed sui
cide if he had been sober."
Abernathy had lived on a ranch of
about 100 acres, situated on Pinal creek
some distance below town, for many
years. He had leased the ground to
three Chinese vegetable growers, obtain
ing a good rental for the ground. Ho
made his homo on the ranch,
A few months . ago a conflict arose
between Abernathy and others living
in tho same section, regarding the use
of water from Pinal "Sleek for irrigating
purposes. Abernathy had filed on 100
inches of water, an amount sufficient to
irrigate his ranch, but when his claims
were contested, he grew despondent.-
Mrs. Abernathy, who had lived with
the suieide since he took up the ranch,
died nearly a year ago. While Aberna
thy had always been a drinking man,
he began drinking to excess following
her death, and, as Whalen stated, men
tal aberration following an extensive
debauch was apparently the inciting
cause of his self destruction.
"There seems to be no doubt that
Abernathy committed suicide," said
Undersheriff Frank Haynes last night,
after visiting the scene of the shoot
ing. "Ho apparently stood beside the bed
and placed the revolver, an old rusty
32-caliber six shooter, close to his head.
The bullet entered on the right side,
just back of the ear and came out on tho
opposite side in about the same posi
tion. There was but one cartridge in
tho revolver. '
I talked with one,of the Chinese
at the ranch and he verified Whalen 's
statements regarding tho affair. He
told me that ho saw Whalen sitting out
side the house when he heard the shot
fired and that they entered the house to
gether." ,
Abernathy 's body was brought to this
city last night and is in tho morgue,
pending tho outcome of an inquest,
which will be held today.
General Strike May Become
Effective After Meet
ing Wednesday
PHILADELPHIA, February 20. In
spito of the constantly increasing de
mands of religious bodies and others
that tho car strike be settled by arbi
tration, officials of" tho company de
clared that no proposition for arbitra
tion is being considered.
There wero few disturbances today
and an increased number of cars were
operated. Heavy rain tonight kept
crowds from tho streets.
Labor leaders hope public sympathy
will force arbitration before the general
strike voted on yesterday goes into ef
fect. National heads of labor organizations
are expected to reach tho city in time
to attend another meeting of the labor
chiefs Wednesday and possibly tho gen
eral strike may then be changed to be
come effeetivo immediately.
The mayor said tonight that the sit
uation had improved greatly and ho is
confident that tho company and the men
will get together and make an amicable
settlement, if outsiders do not inter
fere. Men who report for work tomorrow,
the mavor stated, will be taken back
and subjected to no penalty. They must
como as individuals, however, and will
not be permitted to wear union but
tons. ,
The council will meet Thursday, when
some action to end tlio strike will be
taken. A number of disturbances or
ciirrcd late tonight in the southern mv
tion of the city. Joseph Kinsley was
shot iu the leg during a strike argument.

xml | txt