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Will the States and Nation Remember the Hero Dead of the Forest Fires?
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.—The widows and or phans of the 94 forest rangers who have met death in the northwest while fighting fires have no means of securing reparation or pension unless congress enacts such laws, according to a statement by an offi cial of the forest service today. After, a man in the forest service has been disabled the government cuts off his pay; and there is no means of taking cognisance legally of the fact that a man is killed in the service. No finer deeds of modest bravery and heroism were fOR SPOKANE AND WHEN MOVING don't forgot to give carrier your new address or tele phone The Spokane Press, Main 876. ONE OENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS. LABOR PARADE TO BE LARGEST IN CITY'S HISTORY ST. MARIES VALLEY NOW THREATENED Repetition of Last Week's Holocaust Is Feared. The valley ot the upper St. '.navies is threatened by fire, ac cording to reports received in Spo kane this morning, and all that ' s needed to bring about a repetition of the Avery-Wallace holacaust is a brisk wind. Seven hundred em proyes of the Coeur d'Alene Timber Protective association are fighting the sporadic fires that now exist and it is only with the greatest dif ficulty that they have kept the flames from spreading up to the present. The whole country Is threatened, as there are now small and large fires In almost every part of the district south of the St. Joe. The homesteaders throughout the threatened district have been warned to leave their homes, but only a small proportion has so far heeded the warning. The fires in the Marble creek district have broken bounds three times so far, but at noon today were under con trol, as there Is but a slight wind. The terrible speed of the fire Is hard to realize, but Head Ranger Debbitt has authoritative state ments of where it went a mile and a half in one jump. The fire in the Clearwater district has been abandoned and will probably burn itself out. Meanwhile, there is nothing to dob ut to pray for rain and against wind. THEN IT HAPPENED Baby cried and cried. Mamma and papa raced to the vail cabinet for the bottle of Aunt IHipewlth's Soporific Sirup. Hahy was given two heaping tea spoonfuls. XWs is now the third day, and 1 tvoroner says baby still sleeps. #JE* (The Knd.) AN INSURGENT TO THE FINISH—CONGRESSMAN MILES POINDEXTER OF SPOKANE HAS BEEN INS URGING ALL THE WAY AND IS STILL MOVING ON HIGH SPEED BY ARTHUR THURSTON HILLMAN Reprinted by Permission of "Human Life.'* A LITTLE more than a year ago the legislature of the state of Washington was having stormy sessions over the burning question of local option. Opponents of the saloon had just received reinforcements in a dele gation including the baseball evon Qfi —DAY THE *° SPELL ENDS JORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 29 — Showers yesterday and last night ended the 96 day drouth in western Oregon, the longest since 1902, and St the same time came strongly to j the relief of the forest fire fighters in southern Washington and west-1 crn Oregon. According to dis patches received here today from southern Oregon there was only a slight precipitation in the Crater national reserve, where a heavy downpour is badly needed to extin guish the great forest fires sweep ing through that region. It Is believed now that the civil ians and troops fighting fires In the Mount Hood district of Oregon will be able to prevent Uie conflagra-; tions from spreading further, ft is well known that crown fires burn through the tree tops only when the atmosphere is dry. OAKLAND, Cal.—Carmen Rodri guez, 10 year old daughter of Jose Rodriguez, musician, and herself re garded as a musical prodigy, was fatally injured by being run down by an auto yesterday. Miss Hawtee —You ask me to i marry you; can't you read the an swer in my face? Mr. Gaul —Yes, it's very plain. BEVERLY, Mass.—From the vil lage of Dublin, President Taft coasted 90 miles yesterday down to Beverly and sea level. The drop was 1500 feet. The early bird gets the worm, but then, the early worm sots eaten. . CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Theodore I Roosevelt rode 30 miles on a relay of three ponies yesterday, traveling over the prairie and talking with I the ranchers and cowboys. Laying Out Streets. Our suburb had no Lovers' Lane; We promptly took the cue; A boulevard is now the card —■ Affinity avenue. CLEVELAND, O.—John D. Rocke feller has not made his customary address to the Sunday school class for two weeks. It is believed his wife has urged him to stop talking in a public way, because everything he says Is printed everywhere. John D. himself rather likes It. There arc .lust as Rood fish stor ies as have ever been caught. WOMEN, TURN YOUR EYES UPON BERLIN PARIS. Auk. 2!>—Paris Is • losing Ha leadership ns arbiter •of the world's feminine fash i ions, according to a report to • day by the Preach chamber of • commerce In Mllun that Italian • woman favor I'ntrr der Lin l den, not Hue de la Pulx, as n > fiishion center. > Unless French dressmakei* i bestir themselves. American 1 woman will patron I'ft* the Get • man modistes, it is said. gelist Billy Sunday. A representa tive from Klickitat county noticed a tall, anaula«- figure in the fore front c' the new arrivals—a figure that evidently w?s much in earnest and one that lesmrtt to be grttinq attention. "WUo'm Uki sgsuuUpfMced. preaoh- performed in the civil war that have been recorded in the hearts of the people of the states of Washington, Idaho and Montana during the past few weeks by the hundreds of men who have fought the stubborn but hopeless fight against the raging fire demon. Two or three hundred forest rangers and private citizens have battled with the fires, and have perished in the battling. They have died out there in the midst of the furnace of flame, hemmed in by walls of fire rushing upon them from every side with the speed of an express train. They fought until hungry red tongues, lolling out from fiery mouths, licked over them, and theri^ The Press receives the full leased wire report of the United Press. YOU DON'T CATCH T. R. IN THE AIR OFTEN, BUT TODAY HE'S IN DENVER, A MILE HIGH THE MYSTER V OF "THE LADY WITH THE RED HAIR" Thomas W. Lawson Says Her Blandishments Have Made Her Factor in National Affairs. (By United Press Leased Wlre» BOSTON, Aug. 20.—"1 can not Imagine a more Interesting national episode than the one which would bring the 'Lady with the red hair' and her big storehouse of national and international scandals into the limelight," said Thomas W. Law son today, declaring that he knows the identity of the - red haired beauty, who, according to Mrs. Lil lian Hobart French, nearly lured F. Augustus Heinze to ruin. Tho mysterious woman who in duced (he prospective opponents of several American financiers to tell her secrets that brought about their ruin; of the unknown siren who created a "trust owned" Unit- M gent that's laying down thet law?" asked the state legislator of' his colleague from Wauklakum. "Poindexter," »at the reply. "Poindexter, Poindexter who's be? Never heard of him." "New eomteeemun from the Third district." "I'd never guest it. Me to shake his hand" Thic IbdicateH |W« ll'tle known war Miles Puladextei light ill his, THE PEOPLE'S PAPER SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1910. cd States senator and who allayed an international scandal at Wash ington over the sale of an Island to the United States, was first mentioned by Mrs. French, who is suing Heinze for f25.000. Now lawson, who at the time was in a position to know, declare* that the lady with the red hair ac complished greater feats than worming financial secrets from am bitious millionaires for the benefit of a powerful coterie. She has been a mighty factor in state, financial, federal and inter- I national affairs." said Lawson. "I i remember the conference which I Mrs. French tells of between I Heinze. H. H. Rogers (now dead). own state at the time he was sent to Washington by (lie people of Spokane and their congressional district Violating precedent, Poin i dexter has become a national fig \ ore In his first term in congress, ami some of the most prominent senators and representatives, are going out Wesl soon to help him win a seat 111 the United Stales sen ' ate Miles Poindexter. "progmviVS they laid down, hugging the ground or shallow water, and were literally swallowed up. And their ashes were swept on upon the wings of the molten wind. These men were the soldiers of peace. They did not i fight to KILL. They fought to SAVE. They were as idmly patriots as the men who froze to death at Valley rßrge, or who sunk to the great sleep under the guns cf|C}ettysburg. j -'.Khali the memory of these simple heroes be kept green only in the minds of the people whose lives and property they saved, or shall the nation fittingly put the stamp of heroism upon their deeds ? JShall the loved ones of these men be thrown upon the dorf /Lrtbrla hotel. It was before f h.u! broken with the "system." Hefcie had held up the whole sit uatin .5 and was forcing us to settle. "Tjere was no hesitancy on the part of 'the system' gentlemen In, usins Oielr secret agent—the lady wltU the red hair—whenever they fouß' a susceptible man. Of her reJauHM with Heinze 1 know not! jig. "*»4t 1 am surprised that the lady did not come before the public be fore, as she Is a mighty factor In national affairs aud. owing to her pasH is in a three days aud nights scar ■•• of politicians at a Union Continued on Page Eight. republican." was sent to congress on an antl Cannon platform. His' was the first far-western fight in i which Cannon aud Omnonism were' i the main issues. Ip ami down lub district, which embraces the east ern halt' of the state, more than •30 •> •<• square miles. Poindexter as spulted the battlements ot in trer. hed power and cried for the • ■ i! el the day when the popular ot eongreea should he freed Special illustrated news service of The Press is the best in the city DENVER EXCITED OVER T. R. Roosevelt Enjoying Himself "a Mile High" Today. (By United Press Leased DENVER, Col., Aug. 29.—A salute of 21 guns, the special salute of a president of the United States, boomed forth as Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, former chief executive of the nation, arrived in Denver today. It was only a small part of the noiay welcome given the colonel by the hundred thousand visitors gathered in the Colorado capital to greet the former president. Roosevelt's train arrived a few minutes before 11 o'clock. As early as 8 o'clock the crowds had begun to assemble and by 10 a. m. they had overflowed from the big union station and streamed up the street, forming a solid mass of humanity many blocks long. It was the big gest crowd that the greeted the col onel since he left New York. And it was the noisiest, too. The dem onstration sounded like a national convention trying to outdo a long Continued on Page Eight. WHAT IS "CONSERVA TIVE PROGRESSIVE PLATFORM?" (By United Press Leased Wire) TOPEKA, Kan.. Aug. 29.—1n spite of the fact that the insurgents will he in control. It is predicted that Kansas republicans, who will meet in state convention tomorrow. . will adopt a "conservative progresr j sive" platform. The radicals, who ' will seek to denounce the Taft ad ministration, probably will fall, It is predicted, and the platform, while declaring for progressive Ideas in national affairs, probably wlil en dorse President Taft mildly. 4 FALL OPPORTUNITY Of course we all want to save as much as we possibly can on all our clothes, as we know that the fall styles when first put on the market are always higher than later on and such being the case we arc on the lookout for an opportunity to purchase them at what we think is a bar gain. Walli here Is your chance, for in this paper's advertising col umns you will find where a firm in Spokane Is offering you tail or-made clothes, either suits or overcoats, for 115, Be sure to look this ad up. it means dol lars to you. Read the ads every day and save money. from the CKardom of the speaker. When be took hi sseat the newly elected member of the house began a consistent right with the Insurg ent minority He became a leading figure In the counsels of the insurg- j cuts, adn was on the riring line I when the opponents of Cannouisni. democratic and republican, un ■ami the speaker, surprising the nation an dthemselvet at their oagthtaed strength. •world without protection and without public aid, or shall the states and nation protect and care for them, even aa they have protected and cared for those who bore arms for the nation in time of wart The answer to these questions rests with the people themselves. It would be no more than plain justice—it would be weak recompense for the stricken women and children—for state and nation to pension or otherwise financially aid the widows of the dead in the forest fires. And in the withered heart of the huge district of ruin a great shaft might with honor be raised in silent tribnte and remembrance. Will the people, the states and the congress act? THE INLAND EMPIRE! EIGHTH YEAR, No. 275 25 CENTS A MOUTH DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN? Read story about him at bottom of this page today. ONLY A DOLL'S LEG. COLUMBUS, 0.. Aug. 29.— A mighty sensation was occa sioned here when employes of lan express company found ■ what they supposed to be a ' leg of a baby sticking out of 1 a package consigned to a local ■ society woman. After calling • the police, the coroner and an ■ undertaker, it was found that > the package off "death" con • tamed nothing more thrilling • than a three foot doll. "OH, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SO GOOD" Hearts, Touched by Woman's Sad Story, Respond to Plea for Aid. "Oh, people have been so good to me during the last two or three days that it almost makes me happy again," said Mrs. Griffith this morning as she stood by the bed of her invalid son. "I didn't knew there were so many good people in the world, and the sympathy and help of those who have called to see me has made me feel ac if it were worth while to take up the struggle again." Mrs. Griffith's story as told In The Press last Friday has already brought beneficent results. About $20 In money baa been sent to The Press, more than %H has been sent direct to Mrs. Griffith at 828 Vi Sec ond, and besides she bus been flooded with packages containing fruit, eggs, milk, and other delicacies which her stricken son requires. The poor boy has beeu given the richest cream and fresh ranch eggs dur ing the last couple of mornings, and both he and his mother have bad more fruit than they know what to do with light onw. "THE BOYS" WANTED TO HELP. The list of money sent to The Press will be found below. Satur day night a man came to Mrs. Grif fith's lodging place and left |6 in small change. He said that It had REFUSED TO COMPROMISE. But Poindexter was consistent to the last; he refused to compromise. He had assailed Cannon and he would not change his attitude when the Opportunity came for the abso line overthrow of the Danville statesman, lit' voted for the Dur tlgon resolution that would have re moved Cannon from the speaker ship of the house ot ropresenta tlves. HOME EDITION WEATHER. . Pair tonight; Tuesday fair and warmer. Max. temp., •8; mm., 38. 65 UNIONS IN LINE OF MARCH Allied Craft* Will Be Group ed Together in the Parade. All indications point to the labor day parade next Monday being th«i best and biggest turnout of organ ized labor ever seen in Spokane un der like circumstances. Gveryl union in the city, with possibly on* or two exceptions, of those affiliat ed with the Central Labor council and the Building Trades council,. will be in line. A place In U»»t parade will be reserved for the* railroad workers if they care t«| participate, in all, at least 65 unions will be represented. This year a new idea will be put into effect in the parade and that is the grouping of alied crafts Into sectional divisions. In the first division will be the culinary and) provision workers. In another all brewery workers, in another the printing crafts, then a miscellane ous section, including the federal unions, a division ot the metal trades, and one for the building trades. The railroad workers will be taken care of if they care toy march. At the head of each section will Continued on Page Two. been collected among the driver* I for Mitchell brothers, and all th« | boys wanted to help the woman . who was up against it. Then a boy , came from the Hi own hotel and Continued on Page Twe. So |Hipul»r has the Spokane cog* gre&smau become hi hie home Mat* that not a single opponent has in l*» en against him in the eastern half of the commonwealth, while the western half, cut off by- the Ca*» cades, has numerous candidates who are dividing strength with each other and underestimating the) following of Poiudeitir'r. Friends Continued en Page Seven.