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Ml AVALANCHES WRECK TOWNS OF BURKE AND MACE Between Thirty and Sixty Killed, and Seventy Injured—Rescue Work Going on—Disaster Came Without Warning. A telephone message received hy The Press from The Wallace Times at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, stated that the total death list for the two towns would run anywhere from 30 to 60, probably nearer the latter figure. "They're pick ing them out of the snow every hour," said the editor of The Times. The body of Thompson has just been recovered. He was on a car which was swept from the rails into the creek. Three other bodies are still in the water. Only a portion of the town of Burke was destroyed, and the east half of the town of Mace, Both avalanches ran a course of half a mile in length. Special re lief trains are arriving every hour. At 1:15 a special telephone message from The "Wallace Times to The Press stated that eighteen dead bodies have been recovered from the two towns. Sev enty people have been injured. It is thought that four more bodies are still under the snow. The Spokane chamber of commerce has wired the stricken towns, offering every help possible. No reply has been received las yet, owing to the turmoil and excitement in the towns. The towns of Burke and Mace. Idaho, are scenes of death and suffering this after noon, as the result of two landslides, one occurring last night, and the other early this morning. The death toll at Mace will reach, and may be more, than twenty-five. At Wallace sixteen bodies have been recovered, and it is thought that many more persons have met death in the avalanche. For weeks the snow piled up in the hills above and around Burke. Then the chinook wind breathed over hill and valley, and the snow melted and the waters undermined the banks of remaining snow and ate into the earth. Everyone knew there was danger of snow and landslides. And the slides came. They came without an instaut's warning, and in the dead of night and the early morning, when men's vitality was at a low ebb, and when the shock and awfulness of the catastrophe were alone enough to prostrate the women and chil dren and make strong men tremble. Special telegraph and telephone messages to The Press stated that the avalanche swept down upon Burke at about 5 o'clock this morning, sweeping down the hill near the Catholic church, destroying houses and buildings and shutting the light of day for ever from the eyes of the sleeping occupants. Over thirty buildings were demolished, and tons upon tons of snow were sent hurt ling through the town, like a cyclone, and still like a tornado, it destroyed everything in its wicked path. • . The men and women of Burke, a town of about 1000 people, responded .bravely to the needs of the 'moment, although, of course, they were thrown into utmost panic at first. The children, aged and sick, were put in places of safety, and every able bodied man and woman helped in the work of digging out the victims and caring for the in jured. A special train from "Wallace brought doctors and a shovel brigade. Thirteen bodies were unearthed almost immediately. L SITUATION AT MACE. The avalanche here swept down during the night, and it is estimated that nearly 20 are dead, although some think that the list may run up to as high as 40. Here is a partial list of dead: I. H. Pasco, superintendent of the Pasco mine; Ira IT. Pasco, Eddie Pasco, Inez Pasco. Mrs. George Finnell, Mrs. K. A. Leard, Riohard Mayle, Mrs. Ed Kettrell and two children, a man named Thompson, section foreman of the O. If. & N., and three Italian laborers. The disaster was attended by scenes of inconceivable horror. The work of rescue had to be carried on in the pitch dark, only relieved by the masses of snow on the ground. Husbands in some cases vainly sought for wives, and friend shouted for friend through the darkness. Crowded into a narrow canyon of tho Coeur d'Alene mountains just below Burke, is little mining camp of Mace, isolated from the outside world, except for an ore rail- Voad that winds its way up the mountain grade to Wallace. Burke is at the end of a spur which extends up a canyon, and in days when the old miners' federation held undisputed sway, there were enacted many exciting incidents. It was down this gorge that a stolen train carrying a thousand men and.two tons of dynamite was run on the day when tho Bunker Hill and Sullivan mill was blown up at Wardner. Mace was a typical western mining camp with a lino of straggling cabins perched along the-base of the mountain. In recent years, however, mine officials had import ed many married men, from the mining districts of Missouri, in an effore to obtain more reliable and sober help. These men built cabins far up on the mountainside and likely their families have been wiped ou> BULLETIN SPOKANE. WASHINGTON, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1910. MUD SCOWS WOULD BE N DEMAND Residents of the lower sections of Union Park today feel considera bly like the youngster who is just scrambling up the muddy river bank after breaking through the Ice on a chilly spring day. The flood here is subsiding, leaving sidewalks undermined and mud covered, street corners swirling, bubbling eddies in the midst of muddy streams of water, Just too broad to leap without making a spatter, and the dampness of the (Continued on Page 2.) NDIAN RUNS AMUCK, KILLS SIX MEN (By United Press Leased,WJre) $ GLOBE, Ariz., Feb. 28.—-Sheriff and deputies are today ■ pursuing; Tom Hanson, Apache Indian wad ran amuck in an Indian camp at Tonto basin and slashed a dozen redmen and stampeded the stock. Six Indians probably will die. He became possessed of a murderous mania while seated with his fami ly of relatives at their evening meal. Drawing a knife, Hanson ran from tepee to tepee, assault ing every buck who apuesrad, THEY GET THE COLOR NOW FOR THE FLAVOR WIRES DOWN; DISPATCHES Press wires were down east and west this morning, and until late tWs afternoon no regular dis patches could be received. Floods have occurred in every direction, r *Hd .'trains are tied up in the Cas cades and to the east of here on the Great Northern, although the Northern Pacific is sending most of ilf trains through on delayed sched ules. Burglars entered the cigar store at 819 Main avenue last night and stole 25 cigars and 25 cents in chasay. Entrance was gained by breaking a window in the rear of thetstore. The broken window was dis&vered by Patrolman Edwards. aft<it 'the burglary had taken place. ThA? Officer notified the owner of thenwote and investigation proved the atnount of plunder to be small. "LOVE AND MATRIMONY" COLUMN I* Editor Spokane Press—An "old maid" friend of mine wrote an article which you pnhlished in your loy« and matrimony column some '*te*'Vs ago. She is now married, keeping house in a dear little three room apartment and is surely happy and contented. She was my room mate, my particular friend and the only real confidential ad viser 1 have met In tills northwest coin-try. I feel lonely and desolate indeed without her company. tier success in finding a mate In duces me to try to do likewise; Bhe offered mo the addresses of several . • #- FEW TODAY BURGLARS LIKED CIGARS. RESULTS IN A HAPPY MARRIAGE HEN PUGH EXPECTS RENEWAL OF FIGHT "I fully expect the I. W. W.s to renew their street speaking fight within a few days," declared Prose cuting Attorney Fred C. Hugh this morning. "They will probably post pone the opening of hostilities for a few days, pending the rewult of the Heslewood habeas corpus pro ceeding, but 1 anticipate a renewal of the tight as soon as the decision of the Coeur d'Alene court is an nounced." The extradition papers for Fred B\ Heslewood, [. W. VV. treasurer, failed to arrive at the prosecutor's office this morning, the washouts between thin city and Boise, Idaho, delaying the mails. However, Pros ecutor Pugh and Deputy Prosecutor Kizer will go to Coeur d'Alene to morrow to appear at the haebas corpus proceedings instituted by Heslewood. following which the au thorities expect to bring the I. W. W. leader to this city to stand trial for criminal conspiracy. gentlemen who had answered her appeal, but If I can't have first choice, 1 will remain as I am indef initely. lam a widow, age 38, born and educated in Louisville, Ky. Lived in Montreal (where my hus band died) until coming to Spo kane last May. My duties do not bring me In contact with men, and for that reason I take this method lof trying to find a congenial gentle ! man friend. Matrimony may follow if we are mutually pleased and fur- I ther acquaintance proves our tastes ' and habits similar. Mrs. P. Clinton, j P. O. Box 69», city. EIGHTH YEAR. No. 101. 10 CENTS PER WEEK. - TRIP SAVESALITTLE GIRL FROM DEATH; GIVEN MILLION-DOLLAR RANCH (By United Press Leased Wire) GALVESTON, Tex., Feb. 28.—For saving the seven year otd daughter of Samuel W. Jennings from being killed by a train, Frank Strome, is today owner of half of Jennings' ranch and 15,000 cattle on it. His fortune is estimated at a million dollars. A week ago Strome was a tramp. He snatched the little girl from the rails, where she stood, too frightened to move. He disappeared, but through wit nesses Jennings located him later. - TOMORROW ELECTION DAY TOWNSHIPS TO VOTE FOR 400 OFFICIALS. The 48 thownshlps of Spokane county will elect township officers tomorrow. Over 400 men will he elected for the township officers, running from the three supervisors with a jurisdiction over- their dis trict similar to that of the county commissioners over the county, to the township constable. The result of the elections will be filed with the county auditor as soon as the votes are counted, so that the public will know the result of the wet-dry elections which are scheduled for many of the town ships. Where no vote is taken on the liquor question, the townships are either dry or will be so after the election, the failure to vote on this question spelling the banish ment of "booze" from the town- ships. The officers to be elected tomor row are: Three supervisors, road overseers, ranging from one to four, according to the size and needs of the townships, a clerk, treasurer, pound master, justice of the peace and constable. VALUES JUMP FROM (2000 10 $40,000 Judging from the eviiTTncTTnTrcT duced in the easement case of Jen nie E. Lane against the city of Spo kane, counsel for the municipality are experiencing much difficulty in proving that the city has had pos session of the Spokane street prop erty for 10 years and is entitled to an easement. Several years ago the plaintiff of fered the land to the city for $2000, but it is estimated that the land is worth from $30,000 to $40,000 at tho present time. The plot in litigation consists of a lot 75 by 165 feet on Spokane street, between First and Sprague avenues. The city has been using the land for a dumping ground. QUICK WORK OF CABE. Officers Bush and Maedonald made quick work of a larceny case reported to the police last night. Fred Sealer, proprietor of the Sea ler candy factory, reported that his overcoat and a stick pin had been stolen. A few hours later the stoles articles were recovered by the offi cers and incidentally Frank Wil liams, aged 19, was arrested on a charge of larceny. 10 RESUME FIGHT HERE I. W. W. MEN ARRESTED Tf> DAY FOR CIRCULATING THEIR PAPER. ARRESTS MADE TODAY "GREET THE DEVIL WHEN HE COMES," CHIEF'S REMARK —FREE SPEECH MEN CONFIDENT. That the fight to regain the use of the streets for speaking pur poses will reopen tomorrow, is the announcement made in the issue of the Industrial Worker of Febru ary 26. For circulating copies of the paper, two members of the I. W. W. organization were arrest ed this morning by Patrolman Ful ler. Charles Devlin, the second of the duet to be apprehended, announced) at the police station that there are over 1,000 I. W. W. men In Spokane today, and that the number ie grow ing rapidly with each Incoming train. A committee of three called on Mayor Pratt at the city hall this morning. Although none would talk about their errand, it was un derstood from a reliable source that their mission was made, for the purpose of trying to persuade the mayor to instruct the police to not molest the street speakers when the fight ia renewed. THE CHIEF'S REMARK Chief Sullivan refused to make any statement of what will be done in case the fight opens up afresh tomorrow. "Greet the devil when he comes," was all the chief would say. He was asked if the same tactics would be pursued by the po lice that characterised their side of the recent trouble and he re plied. "I presume bo." The offices of tho I. W. W. wera raided recently in both Coeur d'ulene and HUlyard and the pro* prietors of the places arrested ia both cases. This was done accord ing to Captain of Detectives Burns, for the purpose of warding off a* much trouble as possible by weak ening the forces of tho "conspira tors." ARRESTS GETTING FREQUENT J. F. McCarty waa the first of th* pair arrested for circulating the official paper, of the Industrial workers, this morning. He was brought to the station hy Patrol man Fuller at 10:40. Half an hour later Charles Devlin, another of tho same brigade was "pinched" on the same charge. Both man were booked with vagrancy and -both r* iuhcA to elucidate on the reputed plana of tho orgluaitltlou In th* future. Members of the organisation (Continued on Page Twe.) *~*