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ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS.
Union Men Thoroughly Stirred by
Council's Turn-Coat Action—
Plan of Campaign.
"We sre going to march on the
city hall 5000 strong Tuesday night
and we are going to discover If a
few councilman up there can post
pone action indefinitely when five
thousand voters demand redress."
That's the way D. C. Coates,
chairman of the labor demonstra
tion committee, considers the situ
When the council in special ses
sion last night postponed action on
the increase of wage and police
matron questions until Wednesday
night probably some of the Bure
enough solons thought they had
nicely sidestepped again the pro
test of labor, but If they have, the
labor leaders haven't found it out.
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA IS IN
A VERY NERVOUS CONDI
PEACE NEGOTIATION OFF
(By United Press Leased Wire)
PHILADELPHIA, March 4.-—
Pence negotiations looking to the
settlement of the street car strike
have been called off, and the union
labor leaders will be forced to make
good their threat to call • general
strike. The period set by the Cen
tral Labor union in which to adjust
the strike expires at midnight.
Both sides regard the general
strike as inevitable, and throughout
the day prepared Rir a tight to a
The authorities are taking every
precaution t<i avoid trouble. The
sale of firearms and explosives has
been forbidden and when the gen
eral strike order becomes effective,
the authorities will order every sa
loon in the city closed.
Four thousand special police, in
addition to the regular force of
8000, are under anus, ready to pro
tect the cms and strike breakers
us soon as the general strike be
The leaders of die strikers have
drawn an unpleasant picture of
what will he the result when front
(Continued on Page Two.)
EACH OF ASTORS
(By United Press Leased Wirt)
NEW YORK, March 4.—C01. John Jacob Astor, after a magnificent
banquet to his friends, which took on the appearance of a celebration
of his freedom from Mrs. Astor, today prepared to step to a leading
place in Gotham society,
Mrs. John Jacob Astor, who may get her final decree of divorce
from the colonel today or tomorrow, is preparing to become a shining
light in London society.
The colonel gave a banquet to his friends on the eve of his final
separation from Mrs. Astor. Mrs. Astor opened a town house and plans
entertainments on the threshold of her severance from the colonel.
Rich simplicity marked the Astor est names in New York Boclety.
banquet last night. There were .None were present who might not
nearly L'liu guests. These Wi re have attended had Mis. Astor her
given lull run Of the colonel's man self been there to aid the col I
■loh, in which three orchestras w< re in receiving them.
placed so that continuous dancing 'I lie banquet cost Astor 125,000,
could he enjoyed. which la about half what lie is te-
The guests numbered the cholO-j tContmued on Fage 2.)
"We don't know anything about
a Wednesday night session. We
don't care anything about it. We
know the council must meet Tues
day night, and we are going to be
there —thousands of us—to demand
a hearing and a final settlement of
this question." Aforesaid remarks
coming from various members of
the committee In charge.
Last ninlit the protest committee
visited ten labor unions, and every
man present agreed with enthusi
.isni to be on hand Tuesday night.
There are 8000 Union men In Spo
kane. From the enthusiasm already
aroused in the various locals an
attendance ol 5000 In the parade of
(Continued on Page Two.)
CITIZENS ARE DRINKING
FROM TUBS AT THE
DAMAGE IS $200,000
(By United Press Lensed Wire)
COLFAX. Wash., March 4.—An
epidemic of disease if threatened
because of a lack of water and
proper sew.ige, and the authorities
ore taking every precaution to pro
tect the public he.ilth. It will take
about two months to repair the
water plant. Temporarily, citizens
are securing drinking water from
tubs placed at street corners. The
water thus supplied is obtained
from a small spring in the western
part of the city.
A conservative estimate of the
damage done by the flood places
the figures at $200,000.
MEYER ON SWELL TRIP
(By United Press Leased Wire)
LOS ANGELES, March i On
his way to the Pacific mast. Secre
tary of the Navy George yon I.
Meyer is speeding across the Colo
rado desert today He occupies the
private car Constitution, which is
attached to a limited Santa IV
TO MARCH ON CITY HALL, 5000 STRONG"
WRECK DEATH LIST RISES TO 113
Denial of the Report That 10 More
Bodies Have Been Recovered —
Scenes of Added Horror and Des
olation at Wellington.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
WELLINGTON, Wash., March 4.—The private car of Su
perintendent O'Neil was found at 1 o'clock this afternoon,
packed under the snow and debris as if imbedded in concrete.
It was only a few feet away from the track. Rescuers had
walked over it countless times with no thought of any of the
cars being so close to the track.
The total number of bodies recovered is now 37. The
body of Walker, the negro cook on O'Neil's- car, was found
with the car. The men are now looking for the bodies of
Trainmaster Blackburn and Secretary Longcoy.
Alaskan sleds have been brought in from Scenic and an at
tempt to take the dead out on these will be made.
WELLINGTON, Wash., March 4.—Reports sent out
from here that ten people were rescued alive from a day
coach last night, are unfounded. The thirty Italian labor
ers here before the avalanche are still missing- and today
must be put down with the list of dead, swelling the total
R. F. Roberts, a white man, was arrested today by Dep
uty Sheriff Hill for robbing bodies. He was caught steal
ing a watch from the body of Sol Cohen, an Everett mer
Packers started out over the trail
this morning dragging the bodies of
It. H. Bethel of Seattle and Cohen
The corpses will lie hauled over the
slides and chasms with lopes. II
the tii|> is successful other victims
may he taken out that way.
The tlay coach, In which many
bodies are known to'be, Is still un
The system of interring the dead
in temporary snow tombs is prov
ing very successful, Sitd unless the
SPOKANE. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1910.
HERE IS DEATH HILL WHICH SENT TONS OF SNOW DOWN ON HEADS OF HELPLESS PASSENGERS
W"W▼▼▼▼ w w w w *
O'NEIL'S CAR FOUND
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
trip to Scenic with the bodies of
Bethel and Cohen is entirely suc
cessful no more bodies will be
taken out until the track Is clear.
WELLINGTON, Wash., March 4.
—The rain, which haa kept an In
cessant patter on the snowfields of
the Cascades for days, turned to
snow last night, and thia morning
the big, heavy flakes are piling up
on the mountain tops, building new
avalanches that are likely to come
(Continued on page 14)
SPOKANE'S DEAD WILL
REACH HERE SUNDAY
Every man that is available is
being pressed Into service by the
Great Northern today in an effort
to clear the track from this side
of the mountains to the scene of
the wreck at Wellington. At noon
the tiv.ck was open to Merritt, some
eight or ten miles east of Cascade,
at the eastern portal of the tunnel.
If is hoped that by some time
tonight or possibly tomorrow
morning train service will he
opened through to Wellington, in
which even'l the bodies of the vic
tims should' begin to reach Spo
kane by Sunday. i
The Great .Northern Railroad
company lias the hoards of all of
the Spokane employment agencies
covered with its call for men to
day, but the penurious policy of
the railroad in offering only f 1.75
per day, the men to board them
selves, lias reacted against the ef
fort to n<*t tin- needed help here.
There were but few replies this
DID TOO MUCH CHEAP
CANDY CAUSE PELLAGRA ?.
(United Press Leased Wire)
PHOENIX, Arii., March f.—
If the diagnosis made by nr.
Bacon of Tombstone is correct,
a case of pellagra here today
was brought <>n by the con
sumption of too much candy.
The victim of the disease,
which Dr. BgCOn states is well
advanced, is the daughter of
Pedie Michaelena, an Interpre
ter I" the district court at
It |g known that he girl had
an Insatiable appetite for
candy and that she ate quan
tities of sweetmeats of the
cheaper kinds, which contain
glucose, a corn product.
morning to the call of tho railroad
for men, as the average construc
tion laborer will not risk his nt<'
In working in landslides at the
measly wage Of $1.7". per day, when
ether roads are paying $L,25 for
help On straight work in which
there is no danger.
There has been much criticism
heard today in this offer of the
oreat Northern of 11.75 for labor
ing men to aid in an emergency of
this kind when the wives and chil
dren of wreck victims arc clamor
ing for news of fhe missing < r the
return of their dead.
It was at first reported that the
Great Northern wanted men at any
price tor the work of digging out 1
the burled trains at Wellington bul
the wage offered Spokane laborers
does not bear out this statement.
TOOK RING BECAUSE
SHE LOVED FINERY
(By United Press Leased Wire)
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4.
—Florence Thompson, a rfretty
blonde of 19 years, is in the
city jail today charged with the
theft of a $500 diamond ring
from a woman friend with
whom she has been visiting,
because she loved finery.
It Is alleged that she stole the
diamond from her friend. Mrs.
Finis Chrisman, and pawned it
for $160. Thereupon, it is al
leged, she purchased expensive
garments and then nonchalent
ly returned to the home of Mrs.
As she stepped into the
house, she was greeted by a de
tective who informed her that
the "captain would like to see
her at the station."
EIGHTH YEAR. No. 105. 10 CENTS PER WEEK.
Tries to Kill Wilson—Finally Floored
Becoming suddenly insane, a
prisoner in the City jail this morn
ing would have choked Jailer Rob
ert Wilson to death had it not been
that Officer Willis arrived in time
to deal the maniac a terrific blow
on the head.
The crazy man, named Zacharlab
Gyard. was arrested several days
I ago on a charge of disorderly con
: duct. At the time be acted a*
I thought partly mentally unbalanced,
but it was thought that his actions
were Induced by drink.
At ti o'clock this morning Gyard
Jumped ferociously a: a colored
hoy Who was passing around the
breakfast. The maniac grasped his
victim by the throat and a desper
ate struggle ensued Jailer Wilson.
Up at Wellington workers follow blood trails through the snow
and debris and wreckage and dig out bodies, mashed and mangled;
they dig out heads and arms and bloody bits of bone and flesh. And
at night the famishing coyotes and wolves and cougars come and howl
In hideous chorus. It is a wild, baibaric scene that makes us shiver
by our safe firesides, and makes us think a little on the mighty
forces of death all about us, jeering and waiting.
In Spokane the sun smiles and excellent gentlemen in politics go
their smooth, suave, urbane way, doing the corporation will and gently
! laughing in their estimable sleeves at the demand of women for clean
jails, and the demand of labor for fair wages.
Which wolf is the worse—the one on the hillside following tho
elemental call of blood, or the one In Spokane, distorting a God-given
Bury the wreck victims with reverence, clear up the line; all ia
well until the next fearful snowslide: but how about the Spokane
wolves, some of them in guise of sheep, that sit in special session and
scheme shrewd schemes to defeat justice and to balk the public will?
hearing cries for help, rushed to
the scene ami attempted to part
the men. Then Gyard turned his
assault to Wilson and with over
powering strength threw the jailer
to the flour, (latching his wiry fiu
gers around Wilson's windpipe.
Patrolman Willis came on the
scene just in time to see the en
counter, and struck Gyard a blow
on the head which sent him back
against the wall. Gyard continued
to light fop several minutes, and the
assistance of a number of the pris
oners was necessary to quiet him.
Gyard has been placed in the pad
ded cell and will be taken to the
courthouse to be examined for his