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BE TEMPORARY SOLDIERS' HOME Main Building of State In stitution Destroyed by Fire, Causing Loss of Forty Thousand. Half the Amount of Loss Covered by Insurance— All Veterans Escape From Structure- Prompt Action by State Board. The Boise barracks will become the quarters for the attendants and entire force at the Soldiers' Home. Not having now available the necessary funds with which to rebuild the main building at the home, the state, through the board of trustees in charge is ar ranging to quarter the inmates and others at the barracks for the bal ance of the winter, or until the main building can be rebuilt. At torney General T. A. Walters, a member of the board, telegraphed and received authority Thursday night to use the barracks for the old soldiers. The building burned represents a loss of $40,000. The state carried an insurance policy of but $22,500 on it. This is not a sufficient amount to rebuild the building. There is no legislative appropria tion for tt. It is thought by the board to be unwise to attempt to maintain part of the soldiers a* the home and part at the barracks, so all will probably be moved to the barracks. There are about 140 veterans of the Civil war. of whom SO were quartered In the building burned. In addition there is a large force of help. The kitchen, etc., for the entire home was lo cated in the burned building. "The barracks is well equipped for housing the old soldiers and help until such a time as the burned building can be replaced which will be months, because there is no funds with which to replace it except the insurance money and that is not sufficient," said Attorney General Walters. "The plans of the board now are, having secured permission from the war department, to quarter the soldiers at the barracks. It is not considered wise to maintain both places. Arrangements will be made to light the buildings. They are heated and will be oth erwise equipped. All of the force at the home together with the in mates w 11 probably be moved to the barracks." The main building at the Soldiers' home, with the exception of a portion of the west wing, is a total loss as a result of the fire late Thursday aft ernoon and night. The home is about a half mile outside of the city limits and has no fire protection aside from the system to furnish water for domes tic use. The alarm was received by the Boise department at 4:18 o'clock in the afternoon. Water to fight the flames which enveloped the roof of the entire building when the firemen arrlved^on the scene, had to be taken necessary to No attempt from the river, put out a line of 1300 feet was made to beat down the flames, the firemen confining their efforts to sav ing the west end of the structure. VETERANS LEAVE BUILDING. Soon after the fire was noticed all of the veterans «ere out of the build ing. The greatest difficulty was ex perienced in keeping them out of the burning structure, as they were deter mined to rescue their personal effects and their treasured relics. Several were found In their rooms hunting among their belongings while pieces of burning ceiling around them. RESCUERS ON SCENE It was but a few minutes after the roof of the building had burst into one big blaze until a rescue army had formed. The first concern was to see that all occupants were safe. Time was next given to the rescue of fur niture and personal effects. Most of the articles on the first floor of the building were Saved, but the veterans lost many of their effects, the fire were dropping all ' j having spread too rapidly to allow time I to remove anything from the second floor . ] Soon after the fire started. Attorney ! General T. A. Walters arrived and took j personal charge. 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"and with the small engine we could use only one line j for so great a distance, but if we had had six lines we could not have ac complished much more than we did. the barracks. The ranks of the boys in blue thinned fast, and when the grand old army arrived at the familiar camp ground there were only a few more than a corporals squad. This was not because the veterans could not stand the strain, but because Boise people came to their rescue. Most of the veterans had friends and acquaint ances in the city, while here and there an automobile .would stop to pick up one or two of the old sdldiers to take them to comfortable hon«*s until quar ters can again be provided. The small party that spent the night at the bar racks were made as comfortable as possible. They talked over old times and made the best of things. FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTIVE. It is the intention to have the vet erans remain at the barracks until the home can be rebuilt. This arrange ment was put into effect in 1900 when the building was partially destroyed. In the fire years ago the walls of the building were saved, but, this time they are too badly damaged to be of any use. In many places they have fallen in and there are numerous cracks which will necessitate an entirely new building, except the west wing, where only the roof and top story were de stroyed. CANNED GOODS LOST. The fire department kept a stream of water going until 2 o'clock this morning. Large quantities of coal were stored in the basement and against the outside of the building. That stored in the basement is a total loss and was still smouldering this forenoon. The coal piled up outside was saved. Large quantities of canned goods and provisions stored in the basement aie a total loss. The canning season has just been finished and the entire winter supply of fruits and vegetables has been lost. COULD NOT SAVE BUILDING. Warren Compton, assistant chief of the department, was in charge of the fire. Chief Foster being out of the city. He says the roof was falling in when the department got to the home, mak ing it impossible to determine the cause of the fire. "It looked as if It had started in the attic about the center of the building," said he. "My opinion Is that it smouldered for some time and then suddenly broke out in a big blaze, spreading rapidly to all parts of the building. 1 here was little use to try to save the main building, according to Chief The small* reserve engine was taken down to the river and a 1300 foot line was put out. At the engine the pressure was 180 pounds. We were too late. The Are was be yond control when we turned on the water." MIGHT HAVE SAVED WINGS. About 15 minutes after the engine arrived at the home the line to tho river was laid and the firemen were playing a stream of water on the build ing. They were told to save the west wing If possible, but later it learned that the east wing, which con tains the kitchen and dining room was ' Die most valuable and that It should j have been saved. "We could have saved either wing," said Chief Comp Ion, "but they told us to protect the west one and we did that." ONLY ONE INJURED. The firemen had to watch the vet erans to keep them out of the building. Several times it was necessary to go into dangerous places to bring out some old soldier who was determined to save relics that were priceless to him. The utmost care was exercised I to keep everyone out of the building and th ' s *® largely responsible for the ] lac k accidents. "The only person ! ' n -l ui '®d R t the fire," said Chief Comp- j ton ' " as an veteran who got his ^ands slightly burned w hile he was (,rJin ® t0 save sonle °f his possessions. The injury was not at all serious. Our boys took good care of themselves and also of the veterans and spectators. If we had had water on the ground we could have saved the entire lower part of the building, but we had to work under a big handicap." WRESTLING BOUT WON BX FRANK M'CARROLL (Capital News Special Service.) Weiser, Oct. 6.—Frank McCarroll of Boise defeated Bill Waldron of Spo kane in two straight falls in a wrest ling match here Thursday night at the Star theater. There was a fair sized crowd to witness the match. The match was for $50 plus the receipts. McCarroll wrestled under a great handicap. His left arm was badly in jured while snubbing at the Round Up here Wednesday afternoon, and he was unable to use It at the wrestling match last night. McCarroll secured his first fall in 17 minutes with a scissors and reverse arm lock. He got the second fall In 11 minutes with a reverse arm scissors and wrist lock. McCarroll's weight is 165. and Wal dron weighs 1»0. RUNAWAY HORSES CAUSE DEATH WELL 1 KNOWN VALLEYNAN ! Charles R. Hoalst of Ustick Instantly Killed When He Falls From Wagon Crush ing Skull. Plunging from his wagon to the heel» of hl» runaway horaea, Charles j R. Hoalst of Ustick, was killed Thurs day evening by the wheels passing over and crushing his head. His neck was also broken. The fatal accident took place in front of the Sehrlven place be tween Meridian and Ustick. The de ceased yas 68 years old. He is surviv ed by a widow and seven children. Coroner Summers has decided that an inquest is unnecessary. Hoalst was returning from a trip to his son s place at Star where he se cured a team intending to take the horses home and haul apples to mar ket today. The wagon was empty and the return Journey toward Ustick pro ceeded without trouble until a point a mile west of Ustick was reached. There one of the clevis pins in the singletree dropped out. The noise frightened the horses and .they started running. Hoping to stop them and avoid damage to the wagon. Hoalst at tempted to turn the team Into the roadway leading to the Schriven place. He lost hia balance and plunged over the front of the wagon. He was killed instantly, the w-heels and horses heels crushing in his skull. The team was stopped a few seconds afterwards un damaged. Hoalst was picked up dead. Besides his wife left to mourn his untimely taking away, the deceased is survived by the following children; Abner and Earl of Star; Blaine, Viv ian and Mrs. Kurts, of Ustick; Mrs. Dayton, Nampa; Mrs. Virgil Roberts, Boise. Definite arrangements for the funeral have not as yet been made. The oody Is at the undertaking par lors of Fry & Summers. Bcvo at Jerome's. Adv-O10 ! NO OBJECTION TO THIS KIND OF CONSERVATION Chicago, Oct. 5.—The average family I was wishing that It could afford to conserve food along the lines suggested i| by Tracy C. Drake and John R. Thompson, representing Herbert Hoov er in the middle west. 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