Newspaper Page Text
ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS.
SENATE PASSES THE POSTAL BANK BILL
Sit LOW CREW
Following Is a list of the missing, and there Is little hope
that any of them are alive:
W. P. Buckley, conductor.
W. Phillips, engineer.
J. J. Fraser, roadmaster.
T. Griffith, fireman.
A. Pottruff, engineer.
J. MoLalland. bridgeman. ' I
A. Johnson, foreman.
C. Anderson, foreman.
F. Wellander, foreman.
D. J. McDonald, bridgema n.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
VANCOUVER, B. C, March s.—At 12:30 o'clock this morning, with
a roar like thunder, thousands of tons of snow, rocks, trees and other
debris came down the mountain side In close proximity to where the
road is protected by snowsheds, two and a half miles east of Rogers
Pass, and completely buried a rotary snow plow and a gang of men
who were clearing the tracks of a slide which had occurred a few hours
Owing to there being a natural shelf at the point where the acci
dent happened the plow was not swept into the valley, thousands of
feet below, but is at present buried with its occupants, 25 white
men and 10 Japanese, beneath a gigantic pile of debris, which, it is
estimated, will take at least two days to thoroughly clear up. The
disaster occurred just after midnight. The men had been at work
two hours with a smaller slide which came down earlier.
The body of the conductor of the iiifated rotary, Buckley, has been
recovered, not having been buried so far beneath the chaotic mass
as those of his fellows, but up to the present no more bodies have
When the news .of the disaster reached Hevelstoke, the fire alarm
bell was rung, and the town turned out to find out what was the
'jitter. Before long, a special train was ready and 200 citizens vol
2ZIZZZZ (Continued on Page Two.)
MRS. STALFORD REPLIES
TO MAYOR Al CHIEF
PEACE HURRIEDLY FLOPPING
AWAY FROM CITY
Peace and harmony have flapped
their scared and hurried flight from
the city hall. Not only is Spokane
labor preparing the biggest demon
stration of protest against the city
council that the town ever saw, but
the Woman's club has decided to go
ahead with its demand for police
matrons, and Tuesday night will
Bee not only labor, but the leaders
in the woman's organization and
the United German societies on the
300 GIRLS IN CLUTCHES OF TOLMAN, NA TIONAL LOAN SHARK
Tolinan,-the loan shark king, ha 6
offices in Spokane, at the corner of
Washington and Riverside. He has
his clutches on wage earners in
this city, just as he has on people
throughout the country. As a fur
ther expose of the loan leeches, in
the campaign which The Press has
conducted for months, W. G. Shep
herd, New York correspondent of
The Press, was commissioned 10
job to demand justice and not to
For the first time since she
stirred the mayor, chief of police
and council With a pointed address,
Mrs. Philip P. Stafford broke her
silence today, and answered In a
public communication Mayor Pratt
and Chief Sullivan. Her outspoken
(Continued on Page 3.)
NICK WARNER, SERGEANT.
Acting Sergeant of Police Nick
Warner was last night officially ap
pointed sergeant by the police com
mission, acting on the recent ordi
nance passed by the city council
providing for four sergeants of po
lice. The Other three sergeants are
Bunker, Dial and Herndon.
hunt up Kinej Tolman. Here is
what he found:
BY W. G. SHEPHERD.
HARTFORD, Conn. 1 , March f..—
Defore tho august judges Of the su
preme court In Washington Doris'
Griffith will stand, some Mine, in
March, to save herself, if possible,
from going to jail for two months.
This Is the work of D. 11. Tolman,
WHA T THE PRESS STAFF CARTOONIST SA W IN THE WEEK'S EVENTS
EACH SIDE IS
PHILADELPHIA UNION MEN
THINK GENERAL WALK
OUT WILL WIN.
GAR GO. DETERMINED
RIOTING IS FEARED FOR TO
NIGHT—COST OF STRIKE,
$2,000,000 PER DAY.
(United Press Leased Wire)
PHILADELPHIA, March 5.
—Here are the causes which
have led to a strike that
threatens to be the greatest
in the history of America:
Five hundred union men
were discharged by the Phila
delphia Rapid Transit com
pany "for the good of the
The unions demanded their
reinstatement and made a
supplementary demand for 25
cents an hour.
The company refused.
On February 19 six thou
sand men struck.
The company refused to
recognize the union, but of
fered to meet the men as in
The carmen refused.
All efforts toward arbitra
General strike called at mid
PHILADELPHIA. March 5.—
With an Indeterminate number of
men, variously estimated from 30,
--000 to 125.000, on strike today,
Philadelphia faces the most serious
labcr war in the history of Amer
It is estimated that business con
cerns will lose between two and
three million dollars daily as long
as a general strike remains effect
Business was not paralysed today
to the extent predicted by labor
leaders, but the general unrest
(Continued on Page Two.)
who is described by Hugh Alcorn,
prosecuting attorney, who pressed
the case against Miss Orifnth. as
the "meanest money louder in the
Deris Griffith is only one of
about 800 girls in the United
States and Canada, who. as man
tigers and employes in Tolman's fid
offices, find themselves in his
(Hitches. They are all bright girls
and Tulmau teaches them how to
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1910.
THE VOTE STOOD
(From the Literary Digest.)
WASHINGTON, March s.—The senate this afternoon
passed the postal savings ban*; pill, one of the administra
tion measures demanded by President Taft.
The vote on the postal bank bill was 50 ayes and 22
noes. s »
READY TO GIVE
(By United Press Leased Wire)
SAN FRANCISCO, March f..—lf
Harlem Tommy Murphy will re
turn to this city from Los Angeles M
whither he went a few days since,'
instead of proceeding eastward as
planned. Louis Hlot. matchmaker
for the Metropolitan club, will give
the clever little New Yorker a.
crack at Lew Powell, the premier
lightweight from the Mission, on
the L'Sth of this month. To make
the proposition additionally at
tractive Powell has put up a cer
tified check for $1000 to go as a
side bet with Murphy, and de
clares thai he will divide the purse
any old way and make any weight
that Murphy may name. All Lew
wants is an opportunity to demon
: trate that he can trounce all the'
Murphys that were ever coined
and that he is once more in the
condition he was when he met,
voting Krtie, Chick Hudson, Kid
Harrison and Johnnie Frayne last
The twenty-round contest with
Wolgast should be thrown out.
asys Powell, because he had "gone
stale" and was not In shape to do
himself justice. At that. l>ew
made the wildcat work for Ills de
cision and would probably have se
cured the victory himself had he
i een "entirely" right.
However, the local boy has no
excuse to offer. He simply wants
aonther chance to show the public
that he is one of the best, and
with this idea In view lie Is will
ing to gamble $liuu) that he can
outclass Harlem Tommy Murphy
in a 20-round bout. Should Mur
phy consent to change hia plans
! evade law in lending money at a
rate of Interest that saps the life;
out of tlie poor man who goes to
Tolman for aid in money troubles.
Tolman hired Minnie Hurlburt
and Addle Umber field to operate;
i his office In Hartford. A new lavf
Sgainsl lending money at a higher
interest than 16 per cent a year
was passed, and the two girls were
. warned to discontinue the office.
i "Stick to it," Tolman wired them.
50 TO 22
MURPHY A CHANCE
and return to San Francisco, Blot
probably will stage a great double
card as the opening of his career
a« a fight promoter. Louis has
aiready signed "Beggar" Sam
Langford and Jim Harry for a
l%enty-round contest and would
Ifevo to use the star lightweights
an added attraction: but this he
cpuld well afford to do in case he
ran obtain the use of the new Col
iseum pay ilion now under construc
A double bill, with l.angford,
Barry, Powell and Murphy as the
headliners, would undoubtedly at
tract an enormous crowd, and
would give the Metropolitan club
H". great bosto with the fans. The
only chance of such a card being
"♦Tabbed" would be the defeat of
either l.angford or Harry prior to
the time they have agreed to box
for Blot, Harry meets Gunboat
Smith in Oakland next Wednes
day night and l.angford tangles
with Flynn in LOS Angeles on
either the 17th or tilth of the
Ynfmth. There is, however, little
chance for either of them to re
ceive the worst of it. and they will
SjSMsequently be in demand by the
time his show is due.
Of course, if the Langford-Flynn
contest is postponed until March
$'v and then goes 25 or 30 rounds
roughly, the Boston negro would
ntti be In any sort of shape to fight
lv this city three days later, and
Blot would be very foolish to take
Such a chance. With Murphy and
Powell to back up the card, how
ever, he would have little to worry
him—lor a main event between
lightweights, preceded by a couple
of good preliminary fights would
he sufficient to attract a monster
crowd, even though the Langford-
Harry contest was cancelled or
They were getting %H a week each.
They stuck.'* but detectlyes raided
tuelr office and the girls were ar
rested They were fined $100 each,
after an unpleasant experience in
Now comes Doris Griffith. Ten
years ago she learned stenography
nt Canandaigua, N. V., where lived
her family, poor but respected.
There she taught a Sunday school
class. One day she saw au adver
BRINGING ELTINGE'S BODY
OUT OF WRECK SCENE.
(United Press Leased Wire)
March 5, 1 p. m.—The wind is
increasing in velocity and it is
bitterly cold here, but men
with Alaskan sleds have
started for Scenic with 12 bod
ies. It is problematic whether
the grim cavalcade can get
through now. The bodies are
those of Mrs. Covington, Dan
Gilman, C. S. Eltinge, J. L.
Petit, E. W. Topping, A. Camp
bell, J. Kelly, R. M. Barnhart,
John Parzybok. B. F. Jarnagin,
Blackburn and Longcoy.
The snow is rapidly filling
up the holes dug in the debris.
MADRIZ TO RESIGN
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
MANAGUA, Nicaragua. March 5.
—President Madriz announced to
day that he would resign from the
presidency if the I'nited States re
fuses to recognize the existing Nica
raguan government after the com
plete restoration of peace. Madriz
announced that the revolution has
been quelled and that the remnants
of the provisional army are in
flight, closely pursued by General
Madriz. declared that his only am
bition was to serve Nicaragua, and
that if his presence prevented
American recognition he would re
It is believed here that the Wash
ington authorities will compel Mad
riz to retire.
CAUGHT AS HE
STEPPED OFF TRAIN
Alleged to bo guilty of the charge
of forgery, 11. S. Thresher, a promi
nent attorney of Butte, Mont., is
held in custody at the police station
today, lie was arrested this morn
ing at the N. P. depot as he stepped
off the train. Sheriff .1. W. Collins,
from Butte, pointed him out to Pa
trolman Berto, who made the ar
rest. Thresher was held behind the
counter all morning, but was not
booked. It is understood that the
local authorities are waiting for ad
vices from Butte.
BRUGER GETS ORATORICAL
John Hrttger won first prize In
the oratorical contest given by the
Spokane college students last Bight
at the college chapel. The subject
of the debate was "The Destiny of
America." This was a preliminary
contest and the winner is to be sent
to Pullman March 85, to represent
the Spokane college- in the state
■ tisement offering a position to a
girl in Boston, She got the place.
:ll was in a Tolman loan office.
Soon Tolman noticed that she was
faithful and bright. Promotion
came rapidly. Whenever there was
t rouble in any Tolman office. Miss
Griffith was sent to that place to
. straighten matters.
She waß ordered to Hartford
when the two girls had been ar-
EIGHTH YEAR. No. 106. 10 CENTS PER WEEK.
IN TO MORGUE
(By United Press Special Wire.)
WELLINGTON, Wash., March 5.—A fierce blizzard is rag
ing at Wellington and all along the trail to Scenic. It began
last night, and a heavy snow is falling, accompanied by a wind
so strong what neither living nor dead can get out of here to
The newspapermen returned to Scenic to spend the night
and, returning to Wellington at daylight this morning, found
the trail nearly obliterated. A grub runner lost his foothold
and fell 800 feet into a mixture of snow and uprooted trees.
His companions rescued him after hours of hard work. The
trail is getting more dangerous every minute.
The bodies of Engineer B. F. Jarnigan and Fireman J. Par
tridge were recovered today, making a total of 47 bodies re
covered since the rescue work was stopped by the blizzard.
Men are trying to get through with the bodies of Con
ductor Petit and Secretary Longcoy. There were several
small slides west of Leavenworth on the east side of the moun
tains, yesterday. No one was hurt. These were probably what
started the rumor of six being killed in a new slide.
WELLINGTON, Wash., March s—This morning a strange funeral
cortege is slipping and sliding over the dangerous mountain trail to
Scenic Hot Springs, where the victims of Tuesday's avalanche may
be shipped by rail to the relatives and friends who have besieged
the railroad company since the disaster.
This funeral procession is composed of Alaskan sleds, not drawn
by dogs, however, but by six men to each one, and on the sleds,
wrapped in blankets, are many of the bodies dug from the snow and
It is a nerve-racking trip to Scenic. In places the trail skirts
chasms, where one false step or fatal slip would send the living and
the dead down a thousand feet.
(Continued on Page Two.)
TODAY'S RACING RESULTS
JACKSONVILLE, March s—Re
First race —Jack Deman. 2 to 1,
won; i.a Mexicana. 8 to 1, second;
Blue Mouse, third. Time, :50.
Second race —Mystifier, 11 to 10,
won; Dave Nicholson. 2 to 1, sec
ond; Marie Hyde, third. Time.
Third race—James Swift, even,
won; Miss ljewis, 7 to 5, second;
Pin Oak, third. Time. 1:12 1-5.
Fourth race —Font, S to 1. won;
Charlie Fast man, 1 to 2, second;
Kyebright. third. Time. 1:31 3-5.
Fifth race —Gold Dust, 4 to 1,
won; l.otta Creed, 2 to 1. second;
Admonltor, third. Time. 1:17 8-5,
Sixth race —Great Jubilee, B to 1,
won; Goleouda, S to 5, second; Van,
third. Time. 1:7)4.
TAMPA, March s.—Results:
First race -Good Air, fi to 1,
won; Newcomer, S to C«, second; M.
Depree, third. Time. :38 4-5.
"1 didn't know anybody had been
arrested when 1 went there," she
said afterward. "When 1 heard it,
I wired Tolman. and he replied.
"Stick.' So 1 hired two girls, and
started the office again."
Detectives raided the office again
and arrested Miss Cirilfith.
She was led, weeping, to the po
lice station. Again sho wired Tol
' I'm arrested," she said. "What
Second race —Bell of the Ball,
5 to 2, won; Jessica, 3 to 2, second;
Crouse. third. Time, 1:12.
Third race—Judge Duudon, 6 to
' won; Harriet Rowe, 2 to 1, sec
ond; Niantic, third. Time. 1:11 2-5.
Fourth race— Tallow Hip, 2 to 1,
won: Kashton, 2 to 5, second; Ha
mona Corona, third. Time, 1:111-5.
OAKLAND. March 3.—Results:
First race —Helen Carroll. 7 to 2.
won; Tremargo, 3 to 1, second;
Salvage, 2 to 1, third. Time,
Second race—Thistle 1 telle, even,
won, Ampedo, 2 to 1, second; Mad
eline Musgrave, third. Time,
Fourth race —Rubbling water, 8
to 1, won; Silver Knight. 5 to 1.
second; Fort Johnson, 2 to 5, third.
Fifth race—Ed Rail, 7 to 20, won;
Follie 1... 2 to 1, second; Onatassa,
2 to 1. third. Time, 1:41 ::...
shall 1 do?"
1 Tolman didn't answer until tho
next day. A business man put up
"I'll see you through," Tolman
said, when the case had been put
over for trial. "You go hack to the
office and open it up again."
"But I'll be arrested again,"
i.leaded tho girl. "And suppose my
(Continued on Paae 3.)