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El Paso, Texas,
Wednesday Evening,
Angust24,1910---16 Pages
I EI Paso Fair
1 October 29th To
Nov. 6th, 1910
" B 3 I fi I tt 0 S if8! P & B T S Vi?T "tAaBLl . iSr 1 II fJI I I ill i
Two Gongressmeii Defeated!
For Supporting uncle Joe
in His Rules Fight.
HOKE SMITH TO i
R-R aOVRRTTOR
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 24. Hoke Smith,
of Atlanta ivill probably be the next
governor of Georgia, as he is consid
ered the winner in the .Democratic pri
maries. He ib an exgovernor and for
mer secretary of the interior in the
Cleveland cabinet.
Smith carried 20 counties that two
ears ago -nent for Brown, and Brown
carried four of the Smith counties of
mo years ago.
There were contests in seven districts.
In the fifth -which includes 'Atlanta,
Leomdas F. X.ivmgston, incumbent,
-was defeated by "William Schley How
ard, -who swept the country districts
and came to Atlanta Tvith almost cer
tain victory.
.Late returns from the eighth district
show that congressman William M.
Howard was defeated by H. J. Tribble,
hir only opponent.
Livingstone ana nowara were iu ut
r,irjrlfLK oldest congressmen in point,
. 7 . , -x. . oni- I
or service ana uom iuic ucimlcu "' i
1' onaccount of their allegea support
oC the socalled Cannon rules at the
cpenmg of the house last winter as
this was made the principal isue.
s These were the most notable results
of yesterday's primaries.
ROOSEVELT SLAMS
AT VICE PRESIDENT
Goes to Sherman's Town and
Praises Man Sherman
Is Against.
T-tica, K. Y., Aug. 24. Theodore in ""JJvon fuc1 company, for dam
Rosevelt wound up the first day of his Stag canj -" $is.000. Plaintiff
pilgrimage into the west by placing j JgK in he wag injured by coal
himself directly in opposiUon to vice iioes . fallins on him, in-
president Sherman.
peaKing in tne vice presiaents own j
county, he warmly endorsed state sena
tor Frederick Davenport, who is a
staunch Progressive and whom ,Mr.
Sherman has said that he would not
support. Mr. Sherman was out of town
and did no see CoL Roosevelt.
CoL Eoosevefit spied senator Daven
port when he mounted the platform and
greeted him warmly. As soonj.as he be
gan his speech he turned to the senator
and said:
"1 am glad to see you on the platform,
senator Davenport: The only kind of
politics I cas-e for Is the kind of poll
tics' in which decency as combined with
efrWency. I hold that the only way in
which a politician can realy s-erve his
party is by helping that party ef
ficiently to serve the people. Because
the tenator and the men who have a.eu
with him, have stood for this principle I
am glad to be on the platform AVith
him."
There -was more cheering as the col
onel uttered these words. When he
rouCd be heard again lie added
talk to the farmers.
CoL Rooseveltjs move m endorsing
senator DavenpoS Is regarded as his
first step in the New York state figrt '
On leaving New York yesterday he said
t, ij k nnmn,niA as f n r
.iiic ""' " " -""""" - . i
as ne was concerneo- ne ua ic ii ui-
known that ho Ta& reluctant to take
part In the struggle but now that he
s in it, he will fight hard.
Sneaker Js Eplgranintic.
In his prepared speech, Roosevelt ,
dca't w-lth the problems of life in the j
c0-?c7 t.hZytoSi!'7o St
yorrselves in for a sermon," he said to
the throng that filled the natural am
nVilfhon.tpr In front of th sneaker's
tand. and overflowed on topi of the hill, j
The -colonel kept them in good spirits j
with his epigrams. s I
'I think a good man and a gooa !
woman can get to heaven in a dozn dif-
ferent ways," he said, "but I do not
think the-y can get there unless they j down bv a cavein. Thomas Stolmaric
a-Te good. and Daniel Regan, each 32 years of age
"The only motto for Americans should j and sinsie. were instantly killed early
be, 'AH men up and not some men . 'thl morning in Newhouse tunnel
down.' 1 -vrm'am Galligan and Victor Biddle
"TVe heard a man tell his wife that f were &ijhtly shocked but not seriously
she does not do as his mother did, but i pfftedT "
N that man is frequently a man who docs J c Tje jeD emploj'ed as muckers, were
rot do the -way his father" ought to have comjn& off shift and were riding out
done." 'JQf th"e tunnel on a flat mucking car
What pleased the grangers most of j rlraTVn DV a mulo. The mule was killed
all. however, was this: j bv t Shock.
"I wHl never go with the type ot Ftvp "huidrfd volts pas"d through
(Continued on Page Five.) Uhc bidiesof Stolmark and Regan.
HEAT KILLS FOUR
IN FORT WORTH, TEX.
Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 24. A. E McKeller, a dentist, died late last night
at the Zenda hotel, a victim of yesterday's heat, making four deaths in the
past 12 hours from heat, and a total , f six this season.
The temperature here vesterday . as 106. The three others who suc
cumbed to the heat yesterday are August Scheeves, Edmund Lund and NorJi
Moss.
CITY TO DESTROY
UNSANITAR Y HOMES
It is not improbable that an ordei for the destruction of a number of un
sanitary adobe houses in the south end of the city will be given when the
city council meets in regular session Thursday morning. City physician W. h.
Anderson has been very urgent in his i equest that immediate and decisive stepa
be taken by the citv to so improve conaitions in the Mexican quarters that the
alarming death rate will be reduced.
City attorney W. M. Coldwell and the council balked at the idea of de
stroying 1500 houses, the number said t o be unfit for habitation from a sani
tary standpoint, but suggested that.a beginning he made by tearing down soma
of the worst of the adobes. Dr. Andeison stated "Wednesday morning that the
question would probably be discusses at the meeting Thursday morning.
Lawyers Busy for September
Term Many Heavy Uam
age Suits Are Filed.
ONE ALLlribb
'Al:biii iius,.ox
In accordance with'a long established
custom, lawyers are getting busy just
prior to the opening of the September
term of the district courts, and are fil
ing cases before the sessions open.
Each term the number of damage
suits increases and this fall the number
will be far ,in excess of any term prior
thereto. Divorce suits are filed from
time to lime, as they are often heard
during recesses of the courts and are
but seldom set for hearing m open
Suit for damages m the sum of ?iu.
000 has been filed bj Geo. Blume m the
41st district court against V. K. Sturge.
Blume Is the 16-year-old boy who was
run over by an automobile Aug. 10, this
year at the corner of Campbell street
and Myrtle avenue. He was riding a
bicycle at the time. The bicycle was
i. , tv.o hnv run over ana
! dragged for a distance of 20 feet, wit-
, oo,,- ti. onident declare.
nesses wv -" - - - , .
Th it sets out tnat young u"""6 -
leg was broken and he suffered other
injuries. ,
The guilty driver was never arrested,
as he hurried away at the time of the
accident, and was never caught.
Suit on Contract.
JH D Rogers has filed suit against
L S. Booker for $15,000 damages on
contract, in the 41st district court
.Plaintiff alleges that he sold land in
old Mexico to W. D. Corbln for the de
fendant, and that the defendant has re
fused to pay him $15,000 for making the
sale, as agreed in the contract.
Coal Company Sued.
Louis Bench, a miner, has filed .suit,
.. , i.i4- ,-.,,- io-iin5r trie
7,'ir, Ti? lee and necessitating its
j- - .t
amputation. Also that he suffered other
injuries and that he is unable co earn
a livelihood.
Divorces Sought.
i ni,ociTi ha; filed suit for di
vorce from Richard B. Chastam, In the j
34th district court.
M K Walker has filed suit for di
vorce from A. E. Walker, in the 34th
district court. ;,...,
Suit has heen filed in the 41st district
court by Isldora Puga ngainst the Port
land Cement company, asking for dam
ages in the sum of $10,000. Plaintiff
alleges that her husband was killed
while in the employ of the defendant
nnmrsanv.
i nnrinc finrrla. who
alleges that he
fell from a caboose and lost a le
has
of
filed
suit for damages in the, sum
S'JO 000 in the 41st district court against
the Texas & Pacific railway company.
Jul;re Sues for L.and.
.Tas. R. Harper v. Laura A. Jfmis,
m,i kihA stvle of a suit to try title
l filed, in the 41st district court.
1 tv ... .
False "ipnsonment .
. i. niixran ine
nlamun setting iU1,-x ",.' arrest
oity detective George Harold arrest
him without cause.
bonusmen ui -""-. Ml,SOUrI
ducts a saloon at ilo fciast -M-i-""
. ..... , ,.,, et filed against
su.wi, . - - - -
street, nave -
them in the 34th district court b J. K
, !, iioc'if nn that ne-
fendant sold liquor to the plaintiffs
son, a minor.
T -n-r-v
JTQ JVtEN jSlLjUEilJ
m OOLOSADO MINE
Gome in Contact "Witli Live
Wires and Are In
stantly Killed.
Idabo Springs, Colo , Aug. 24 Coming
. -.?tvi n hoavilv charged elec-
. nnt-rt -with a heavily charged elec-
t , f ed -wire, which had been carried
mxTTfi tti a rm TC i ma 1 11 I li!9H m BE M v. Jb H p3 1" I I, ITT I I XII In
I ALREADY CERTAIN JJ (JH1 8JL , - . . ' JfflfiTr-A x 1 I U II I I ! W
Will Have Ample Working
Majority in the Constitu
tional Convention.
Santa Fe, N. M., Aug. 24. With only
Bernalillo, Socorro, Valencia, Mora and
Sandoval counties without any tickets
in the field, but which will be nominat
ed by Saturday of this week, and with
out the Republicans in San Miguel
county having yet announced their
nominees, it appears quite certain that
the Republicans will control the consti
tutional convention by a substantial
majority.
Rio Arriba, Lincoln, Otero and Sierra
counties have been eliminated from the
conflict by naming fusion or non-partisan
tickets to which there is no se
rious opposition. That means eight Re
publicans and six Democrats from these
bailiwicks. Socorro county will prob
ably follow this example, which would
mean the certain election altogether of
11 Republicans and eight Democrats,
and the latter of the conservative wing.
In the counties of Chaves, Eddy,
Roosevelt, Curry, San Juan, Grant,
Luna, Torrance and Quay, the Repub-.
licans expect to elect no more than six
delegates, while the Democrats will
have 20. But conceding that the Demo
crats would sweep those counties it
would give them only 34 votes alto
gether. Of the remaining counties, the
Republicans are dubious about their
candidates only in Dona Ana and
Guadalupe counties, where local differ
ences threaten the fortune' of some of
the candidates nominated. But even
though the Democrats should elect all
eight of these, which is highly improb
able, th most they could muster w ould
be 44 delegates and -that only as the re
sult of an unprecedented land slide.
Snntn Fe County.
Probably, most important of all the
conventions held lately, were those of
Santa Fe county, in which the Repub
licans placed on their ticket Thomas
Benton Catron. George W. Prichard,
Jose D. Sena. Victor Ortega and B. F.
Pankev. an exceptionally strong aggre
gation both politically as well as per
sonally. The Democrats fused with the
Commercial club of Santa Fe, which has
been opposing -the old regime, and
named three Republicans, Samuel G.
CartwrljM, Robert T. Hynd and Jose
Tnez R'oibal, and two Democrats,
Napoleon B. Laughlin and Francisco
Delgado. While these men are strong
personalities, they have no chance to
be elected. R. T. Hynd had been a dele-o-fifo
to tvi "Rpnnblican county conven-
tlon, but he and his colleague were the
only ones In a memoersnip oi ivu ueie
gates who favored the initiative and
referendum
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-nr-P 4, --Iia nmicfi-hii- I !rs B F II K J&SlBflHSHHHiBnaMfcv im I I nlll II
I i-victj uxiuy u uu& vuuwuxu. fiSilOaBi 'F idaEcflaaHiK HiiiiiiB'v
However, the Republican leaders have j to oppose the bill on the floor of the
taken notice of nubile sentiment in cer- t house. m
tain actions which is drifting toward Kennedy introduced a resolution whn
a limited initiative and referendum, and e house met. requesting chairman
are willing to have this clause sub- Mayfield of the railroad commission,
mittd for a separate vote to the peo- to famish information regarding the
pie at the same time that the constltu- road's appraised value of Texab prop
tion is submitted, safeguarded, how- erty, bonds, capital stock, the names of
ever in such a way that if it should 1 the principal stockholders, unsecured
carry that a majority of all registered Indebtedness and the principal holders
voters shall be necessary at any time
to carry any proposition submitted un
der the initiative and referendum
Dona Ana county, too. a fusion
ticket wos nominated to oppose the reg- j
ular Republican ticket, the prooaDie re-
suit of which has not yet been gaged,
but It Is thought, even if there are de-
-r.nn11-mcT in PonnhiiMTi nmiTitifts wnere I
fusion tickets oopose the regular Re-
publicans, these defections could result
onlv In electing the Republicans on the
fusion ticket and several of the regu
lars, thus not in any manner impairig
the Republican majority of the con
vention. Republicans AVorkinc: Ifnrd.
Important from the Republican stand
point will be the return next week of
postmaster general Frank IT. Hitch
cock, for it demonstrates that the na
tional adminisr-ation is much Interested
In the fight of the Republicans to ob
tain ?.n overwhelming majority in the
onntitiiMonal convention. Such a ma-
iority will Inrove to the Republican
loaders In thenation that it was not a
partisan mistake to admit the terri
tories. Assurances have bn received hre
from Arizona, that the chances for Re
publican success are not at all remote
but very probable, and that the neigh
boring commonwealth will submit to
the president and congress as safe and
sane r constHution as New Mexico will
formulate thus assuring an carlv ad
mission rnd election for United States
senators within another 12 months.
Democratf Will Not Object.
The Republican leaders have also
made un their mind, not to advocate
the placing into the constitution any
j clause that could be seriouslv opposed
J by the Democrats. It is quite certain
at this time, that nothing will be writ
ten in the fundamental law to which
the Democratic minorltv will object as
a unit. The Republican majoritv may
even go farther and permit the sub
mission to tli people of Important
propositions advocated by the mlnorltv.
such as the referendum. This will be
carrvirg the non-partisan idea into
practical effect and should result in
rallving the Democratic minoritv to the
support of the constitution when that
Is rubmitted to the people. It is cer
tain that the Democrats would not make
such sweeping concessions if by any
chance thev should secure the power to
prescribe the terms of the constitution.
S lTA PR RETS TIO
fiT'ARvTEE TO ENTER 'WACO
Waco. Tex.. Aug. 24 It is learned that
local shinpers plan to sive the Santa
Fe $20,000 monthly freight business in
order to secure a train servic here, ar
rangements for which were begun when
a conference was held here last, night.
It is said todav that the -service will be
operating the 3 0th of September.
The final decision -of what line will
be used Into Waco rests with the Chi
De USea into vn.u icaia nit" nc m-
,, office of -Hie Fanta Fe system It
Is expected that the announcement will Miss Seawell sajs, its ner s irom oegin
be forthcoming Friday or Saturday. j nmg to end
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Texas Legislators Would Fix
Maximum Rate and Let
Companies Compete.
CLASH IN THE
LOWER HOUSE
Austin, Texas, Aug. 24. Opposing the
repeal of the present insurance law as
dangerous until the new statute is en
acted because the companies would
agree to charge high rates, senator
Brachfield, explaining his stand against
cutting out tne aiscriminatmg amend
ment offered by Mayfield to the insur
ance bill in the senate, issued a-statement
today stating that he considers
the regulation of insurance similar to
regulating banks, which are forbidden
to charge any rate of interest over' 10
percent but are not restricted as to .a
low rate where desired. He says the
majority in the senate contents that a
maximum rate be calculated from the
basic schedules and free competition be
allowed under this system.
Pnssagc at Words.
Excitement was created in the house
for a few minutes today, when, in'dls
.uceinn nf th hill of lading bill, Jens
MV.110T- AprturpA that Hiirhsmith first
supported the bill and then changed.
"That is not tr.ue," shouted High
smith. "That's a cowardly personal at
tack on me, an old man."
Moller endeavored to soothe High
smith's wrath, but Highsmith, rising
to a question of personal privilege, con
tinued to denounce Mollers statements,
creating some confusion.
All amendment's to the bill were re
fused, except the committee amendment
restoring the section knocked out of a
similar measure, by the third special
session. Dobson and Highsmith of
fered an amendment striking out the
enacting clause. Highsmith declared
the measure detrimental to cotton farm
ers. He scouted Loudermilk's state
ment that the farnrtrs-wantthe bill
passed. Currey and Moller spoke sup
porting the bill. Moller's remarks caus
ing a protest by Highsmith, as men
tioned. Jackson spoke favoring the bill
and then the house recessed until 2
oclock this afternoon. ,
Railroad llcasure.
The house judiciary committee this
morning voted to report favorably on
the International .t Great Northern rail
rond rfalm validation bill, Lee and
Trkins voting no. Several members
nf the rnmmlttee reserved the rlgiit
nf sonnnd mortcrasre bonds.
At the committee meeting, Robert
son, of Travis, declined to serve as
chairman, stafng he was interested In
(Continued on Page 2.)
Earl Is Defendant
, In Civil Action
The earl of Yarmouth, or as he Is
known on the stage, "Eric Hope," who
is about to be sued by the American
authoress, Miss Molly Elliott Seawell,
because of the alleged pirating of her
rZuf ZU7&Z25. 2?
book, "Papa Bouchard " Miss Seawell
says the earl asked hr several months
ago for permission of dramatize her
book She decimea. rne eari proaucea
i www..
, -The Pigeon House, with great success.
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Rome, Italy, Auff. 24. Q.ueen Helena, of Itnly, has tonched tie heart o fcer
cholera stricken uhject in the south of the Kingdom, by paying otrt of her
prlAnte purse for assistance that may be needed in the more violent cases. The
queen linn already declared that should king Victor Emmanuel proceed to the
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cholera district tue inmc as nis iaiucr
xnnlM until the scourge was our)
accompanied the kinsr to "Messina at the time of the earthquake, and on sev
eral occasions has shown that she does not spare herself hardships.
Tncumcarl, X. M., Aug. 24. Fire today destroyed a quarter of a ,hleck on
the principal corner and the oldest building in towB.- -
The loss is SSOjOOfr.
For a time it appeared as If the entire business district woald
hard work saved It.
The fire broke out shortly after midnight.
HICL MUST ANSWER
CHARGE OF FORGERY
Man Also Known as Alberts
Is Bound Over to Grand
Jnrv by Justice.
Fred D. Hill, alias Alberts, was bounu j
over to the grand jury Tuesday after
noon on a charge of torgery. rtis bona
was fixed at 5500. The hearinir was
held before justice MeCHntock. j
F. E. Sawyer, purchasing agent for.:
the El Paso public schools, his wif e anu t :
Fred Widaman, of the Lyon Grocery J '
company, were die principal witnesses
against Hill. -Mrs. sawyer, who con j
jHc- o ctoro jit the corner of Leon and-t
Wet OrprlauH streets, testifie.l that she
cashed a check for $5. given her by Hill,
who represented to her, she said, that
his name was A-Fberts. the name sigueQ
to the check.
Widnuian was called to the btand to
establish the fact that Hill had been'
known to him bv the name of Hill ami
not Alberts. He testmed uiuit lie nnij
cashed two drafts for Hill, one for 25
and the other for $35, both of them
signed with the name Fred D. Hill, and
not with the name of Alberts. Four
charges of swindling are yet pending
against Hill.
DESPERATE DUEL
OVER A WOMAN
Husband Is Killed by Man
He Finds In Cottage With
His Wife.
Greenfield. Calif., Aug. 24. During a
desperate duel last midnight in which
Frederick W. Becker and N. F. Tognaz
zini, welltodo residents of King City,
were the principals and a shotgun and
rifle were the weapons, Becker was
killed and Mrs. Becker and her father,
"W. D. Fowler, were wounded.
The tragedy occurred in a cottage in
which Tognaszini and Mrs. Becker were
discovered asleep. Becker immediately
began shooting, the fire being returned
by Tognazzini. Many shots were ex
changed, the cottage being riddled with
bullets. Becker was fat-lly wounded,
dying in a short time. Mrs. Becker was
wounded over one eye and Fowler,
who accompanied Becker, received a
shot in the arm.
Tognazzini, lihe only one of the four
not wounded, as arrested and charged
with murder.
CATCIIKS BALL. FROM
WASHINGTON MOIS I MEXT
Washington. D. C, Aug. 24.
Catcher "Billv" Sullivan, of the
Chicago Americans, today re
peated the feat of catcher Chas.
Street, of the Washington Amer
icans, last year, in catching a
baseball thrown from a window
at the top of Washington monu
ment, a perpendicular drop of
542 feet.
um oj"
sh -n-UI make tfac journey with him.
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One .
barn, but
POPE RECEIVES
VMERICW CATHOLICS
Rome, Italy. Aug. 24. The
pope rjecelved today in private
audience, a group of 150 Amer
icans, including a delegation of
n0 members of the Knights of
Columbus The delegation was
headed by Rev. M. J. McGivney.
of Middletown. Conn., national
chaplain of the Knights of Co
lumbus, who presented an ad
dress and an offering to the
pope.
20 DEAD RANULK5
FOUND IN A HEAP
Avery Idaho, Aug. 24. The bodies of 20 employes of the United States
forest service were found within a ramus of one mile on Setser creek yesterday
by a searching party, headed t- deputy sheriff Chas. J. Sullivan and Edward
Bassett.
It is expected that other bodies will be found when the trail is opened to
Avery, so that more searchers can be sent out. It was known that a party ai
forest rangers and guards have been in camp and fighting fires on Setser creek
and a flying column of eight men has been made up here to seek them.
The unfortunates had died where they fell, of sufocation, and their bodies
were charred beyond recognition. No trace remained of the rangers' camp.
Even the fish in the creek were killed by the heat.
Two Japanese railroad laborers emei ged from the woods near Avery last
night severely burned and stated that they were the onlv survivors of a party
of 12' engaged in fighting forest fires in an effort to save the property of then
employer the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound ranroad. the others having
been burned to death.
Four negro soldiers of compan- G. 5th infantry, who went mto the woods
to fight fire last week and have not since been heard from, are believed also to
have (perished.
Farm News by
Leading Farm Experts of State
This week The Herald will print in addition to its regular contribu
tions to the f.arm page from Prof. H. H. Schutz. articles by state agricul
tural commissioner Ed. R. Kone, R. R. Claridge. agricultural expert for
the T. & G. X. railroad and J. L. Quicksall, United States agricultural
demonstrator at Waco.
Mr. Kone's article will tfe on Dry Farming and what it can do and
is doing; Mr. Chvridge's article will be on the preparation of soil
mulches to conserve moisture, and Prof. QiiicksaH's article will be on
bfae best plants to grow in the semi-arid v and arid regions, and how and
when to plant them.
Xe-t week there will be articles by Prof. H. H. Harrington, director of
experiment stations for the state of Texas; Prof. Frederick Y. Mally, sj:ate
entomologist, and others of equal prominence. Prof. Mally has prepared
a series of articles on scientific farming akuptaile to Texas, which will
appear serially in The Herald beginning nevt week.
The Herald prints more farm news, prepared by men of prominence,
than any other paper in the southwest.
AH Missing Rangers EaW
Been Heard FTom Loss
of Life Now Totals 54.
HUNDREDS REPORTED
TRAPPED, ESCAPE
Loss in Timber to the United
States Incalculable -Some
Narrow Escapes.
4. 4
THE FOREST FIRE
SITUATION TO DATE. 4"
Rain aad show help to retard Jp-
blaze. 4"
Total dead so far is 54. 4
Missing raagers are all heard 4
from.
Militia of Idaho and Montana 4"
Join regular troops fighting the 4
flames. "I"
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Missoula, Mont., tAug. 24. A heavy
fall of snow In the mountains and rain
In the valleys has done much towards
bringing the forest fires under sub
jection. The storm extended over an
area of 1Q0 square jniles, going as far
east as Helena and taking in the Couer
D'Alene district, -where the fires have
been the fiercest.
-v j ic ri--r, . ronnrt that-
600 men have been lost fighting fire
near Thompson Falls.
Missing Men Heard From.
Wallace. -Idaho, Aug. 24. All men
on the list 6f government foresters em
ployed in Idaho have- reported to the
supervisor or are known tQ be safe, with
the exception of Joseph P Halm. t
deputy ranger, who has performed es
cellent work and was last seen with,
his crew of men north of the Big Fork
Of the Couer D'Alene river in a dis
trict that was burned Saturday "night.
. Ranger IiOses an Eye. - t
Deputj- ranger Edward C. Pulaski,
of "Wallace, whose name has been, fre
quently mentioned for bravery in fight
ing fires lies on a dot In a hospital,
blinded in one eye and severely bured
on the face and hands.
A party of rangers are opening the
road from the Bullion mine to "Wallace
in order that the bodies of eight men
t?ho perished at the mine may be
brought out for burial.
Suffocated ia a 3IIn.
When the 24 men imprisoned in the
Bullion mine tunnel abandoned hope
of escape, they prepared to die man
fully. They changed shifts so that
cnm misrhthold a blanket over the
mine hole while others prayed for for
i glveness of their sins, and wrote fare
well messages on scraps of paper to
their loved ones. All prayed, though
some had not done so since their In
fancy. Letters written by eight men
who "succumbed, will be sent to the per
sons to whom they were addressed.
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