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OMAHA, TUESDAY M0KXIX(5, AUGUST 23, 1910-TWELVE PAGES.
AUGUST 22, 1910 TWELVE PAGES.
f ASKS AKECOUNT
Governor Names Twelve Counties in
Which He Wanti the Re-
FIGURES OUT HIS OWN DEFEAT
Practically Concedes to Dahlman the
Victory at I
LOCAL C0NFERENCe ORTSHIM
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TJcmocrats Charge Fra I, the DoO?'
TEW DEVELOPMENT v
Official Urn neat for i Made on
Affidavit from rartle iU'l
In Krrors tm Rclirni In
Governor Shallenberger has asked offi
cially for a recount of the voto In Cuming,
Cedar, Dodge, Otoe, Gage, Saline, Hall,
Butler, Seward Cbhii, Adams, Doug
las 'and Lancaster counties. The gov
ernor said ho will pay no attention
to any charges of fraud In Douglas county.
All he Intends to do, he wiy. Is to ask fori
a recount to ie If any ballots hav been
. counted for Dahlman which should not
have been no counted. He has secured af
fidavits from persons In the counties men
tioned that ballots which have been voted
for Dahlman and also for some republican
hava been counted for both of them, when
they should have been thrown out, as the
law nrovlde. that voter, must confine i
themselves to one party In the primary.
The governor figures that he is defeated
by from 100 to 200, even though his reports
from western counties Indicate that he Is
lomlnavid, and his office force believes he
ia"l In the lead when the official vote
Is all In. Incidentally the governor has
found no law for a contest of a primary
election, ills only recourse Is a recount.
AllrgM 4, BOO Ilallota Wrong:.
Governor Hhallenbrgrr alleges In his re
quest for a recount that at least 1.500 votea
counted for James O. Dahlman, his com
petitor, should have been thrown out and
not counted because of errors In the bal
lot. He believxa that If he gets a, recount
that his nomination over Dahlman Is as
sured. In' Lancaster county the governor
alleges 200 balolta marked wrong were
counted for Dahlman, 600 In Douglas and
100 In each of the other counties.
It was the opinion of at least one of the
advisers of the governor that If Dahlman
is counted out he will not be able legally to
run for governor by petition. On this ques
tion Deputy Attorney General Grant Mar
tin has said there In no law which would
prevent Muyur -JJnhlmatv making Uie race
for governor by-petition It ne so desires.
In his affidavit Governor hSallenberger
sets out that It has been reported to him
that parties ovted for Dal. .man and then
for some candidate on another ticket and
the votes were counted for Dahlman, when
the law specifies that the ovter must con
fine himself to one party.
The governor la preparing a statement to
the effect that it Is his duty to file peti
tions for recounts because he alleges Dahl
Jrnan was nominated by republicans.
C. H. Aldrlch, republican nominee,
reached Lincoln Monday morning to attend
the republican Hate committee meeting,
lie la considerably pleased with his vote
He says he oxpetta to be elected and ex
presses contempt of any fight that may he
made on him In Douglaa county.
Republican State Central Body Names
Lincoln Man as Chair
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Aug. 2S. (Special Telegram.)
William Husenetter of Llnwood was unant
Tnousl ychoaen by the republican state cen
tral committee tonight as chairman. Mr.
Kusenetter has long been active In the
party and Is a man of marked executive
ability and political sagacity.
The full Hat of slate central committee
men is an follows;
, Ilst Committeeman. Address.
I William Huff Slelnauer
t i ll fctuhau Auburn
S M. T. Harrison Dunbar
11. O. VYeilenstt-k Avoca
B. K. Hendricks Wahuo
t A. W. Jefferles Omaha
M. I.. Learned Oman
John F. Schuit South Omaha
7 J. C. .Mc.Msh Wlsner
S Charles 11. Handall Uaiuiulpn
A. w. LaJd Aioion
10 Don t Van Deuten il air
11 Kurt K a iea Norfolk
13 W.cl llronnan O'Neill
14 it. O. (i.ic.w Chadron
15 T. T. ' nmey Ansley
lii K. I. rUarr Loup City
17 Charles A. HruMnger.. Grand Island
Is O 10. Mhke Osceola
1st Wi I limn lluienetter Llnwood
20 H. II. Wilson Lincoln
S. W. tturnhatu Lincoln
SI John ft. yut-in Ilea trite
23 II. M. 1'romlflt Friend
21 J. T. Miearon Falrbury
1 Clarke H.iMnxon Fairmont
?S 11. O. Thomas. Harvard
Dr. K, F. Raines Red Cloud
IT T. L. Porur Alma
24 C. A. Heady.. Hayes Center
0 Lincoln G. Simon Sidney
Chief Executive Replies to Telegram
of Lloyd Griscom Explaining At
titude Toward Roosevelt.
NEW YORK. Aug. a.-A letter from
President Taft to Lloyd C. Griscom explain
ing his position with respect to Colonel
Roosevelt Iti New York, was given out to
day. The president says he took no part
In Influencing the New York meeting that
elected Vice President Sherman for tem;
porary chairman of the suite convention
and did not know he was thought of for
the place until he aaw the pa 11 s with
accounts of his selection. The president
ays he did not oppose the selection of
Colonel Roosevelt and. In fact, acquiesced
In a suggestion the colonel be made tem
porary chairman when Mr. Griscom men
tioned It ae Beverly August IS.
is Again Badly
Damaged by Fall
Aviator Makes Two More Unsuccess
ful Attempts to Resume Flight to
London Wind is Too High.
ION'DON, Aug. 22. John B. Movant,
tho American aviator, was again b.ffled
this morning in his attempt to complete
the Paris-London flight with a pa.senyer,
which start d so auspiciously last Tuesday
etcmiii;. Hu ascended twice thlu morning
in lus ttiionavor to cover t;ie comparatively
shun distance sepaiating him from Lon
don, but he could make no headway, and
in the second forced descent damaged his
machine so seriously that ha will be unable
to resume the. flight for twenty-four hours.
The first ascent was made at 4:30 a. in.
from Upcburch, near Ralnham, where he
i landed after a battle with the strong Kind
Saturday. On the ground a dead calm
prevailed and all conditions seemed favor
able for the flight, but the machine, after
ascending above the trees, was caught In
a tricky wind, ard aKhough Molssant re
mained In tho air fifty-six minutes, he
could cover only a short distance. His
supply of petrol also gave out and he de
scended to replenish It. After a delay of
half an hour he again ascended against a
thirty-mile breeze, which he fought for the
succeeding half hour. Covering only four
miles In the last twenty-seven minutes.
Finally a heavy gust of wind caught the
monoplane and flung It down bodily loo
fnet, Just mlxslng one of the high hedges
bordering the Kngllsh roadways. Molssant
avoided it by an abrupt swerve and the
machine landed In a field, striking so
heavily that It was badly damaged. The
wheels used In starting were buckled, the
rudder and propellor broken and parts
of the framework were smashed. Molssant
nd nl mechanician, Flleux, narrowly
Molssant and his machine are now at
Seven Oaks, about twenty . miles from
Upchurch and an equal distance from Lon
don. First Evidence
in Browne Case
Representative White Takes Witness
Stand After Statement for the
People is Made.
CHICAGO. Aug. 22. Taking of testimony
In the second trial of Lee O' Nell Browne
for alleged bribery In the election of Wll
Ham. Lorlmer to the United States senate
followed the presentation' of the state's
case before Judge Kersten!ln the criminal
State's Attorney Wayman ha Intimated
that witnesses who did not testify at the
first trial,. will, be called to the stand for
the Mate. Representative Charles A. VWhfte
of O' Fallon la scheduled' la ! be the first
. The state' attorney's address occupied
only an hour, and Representative White
was Introduoed as the first-wltnoss for the
prosecution. Judge Kersteh, following the
precedent set by Judge McSurely In the
first trial, stated that testimony relating
to the alleged "split" of a' "Jack-pot" at
8t. Louis would be admitted.
for Miss Hungate
Statement at Hospital that Automo
bile Victim May
Miss Anne Hungate, who was seriously
Injured when an automobile driven by
Robert Parks of South . Oimiha ran her
down and passed over her body at Twenty-
fourth and Leavenworth streets Sunday at
ternoon, was reported last evening on the
way to recovery. Miss Hungate la being
cared for at the Clarkson hospital.
It was reported . her injuries consist of
four fractures of the ribs and possibly In
ternal Injuries. She passed a restful night
and appeared to have a chance for recov
MRS. J. S. SHERMAN NOW WELL
Wife of the Vlee President Has Re.
turned Home from Her Search
L'TICA. N. T.. Aug. 21-Mrs. James 8.
Sherman, wife of Vice President Sherman
returned from ; Big Moose today almost
completely restored lit health and strength
Mrs. Sherman has been at Ulg Voose ever
since coming from the Johns Hopkins hos
pital in Baltimore following her break
down In Washington this spring. She was
accompanied home by Mr. Sherman, who
will leave this evening for New York and
on Friday start on hit speaking tour of the
west Mr. Sherman will be In Utlca to
morrow on .the occasion of the visit of
Colonel Roosevelt as he had previously ac
cepted the Invitation to apeak.
FORT DODtlE, la., Aug. 22. (Special
Telegram.) William Pangburn. wh recently
celebrated his Both birthday, died suddenly
afler being selxed with heart trobue while
dressing. Saturday Mr. Pangburn walked
down town and read dally papers aa usual
without aid of glasses. He was an Iowa
Animals of Riverview Zoo
Arc All Out of Their Heads
Gases from the tall of Halley'i comet
are declared to have been responsible for
the Irrational action of the monkeys,
wolves, foxes, bears, chickens and elk who
live at Riverview park, during the last few
days. At least the comet seems to be the
only logical object of theory that can be
found by attendants at the 100.
"The critter eat all light, sleep lots
and look healthy," remarked one of the
keeper Sunday. - "But somehow or other
the animals are out of their heads."
An Investigation showed that the big el)c
waa the only member of the soo family
which wasn't In Its usual health, ills case
might easily have been due to the hot
weather, It waa said, but the other animals
British Vessel on Sunken Rocks Iff
Korea With No Possibility of
WIDELY GAPING HUES MADE
Stokers Overwhelmed by Inrushing
Flood of Water.
SHIP WAS AT FULL SPEED
Accident During Speed Trials Causes
COST THREE MILLION DOLLARS
Hall Full of Sea Water Vp to Engine.
Room Bulkhead Many Sunken
Rocks In Vicinity of
LONDON, Aug. 22. Eighteen lives were
lost when the British cruiser Hertford
ran ashore on the rocks of Que I part Island,
Korea, yesteroay, according to a report re
ceived here by the aamiralty. The men-
were members of the engine room staff.
The vessel lies In such desperate position
that there Is practically no possibility of
saving it. The hull Is full of water up to
the engine room bulkhead, . the water pour
ing In through gaping holes punched by the
sunken rocks and the officers and crew
have been taken off.
The' sister warships Minotaur and Mon
mouth of the British squadron, which an
chored near the wreck to render any as
sistance possible, were obliged to put to
sea last night owing to the heavy weather.
The accident occurred during full speed
trials of the vessel and the vessel ' was
evidently badly smashed since the deaths
are stated officially to hava been due to
tho inrush of water."
There are many sunken rocks In this
vicinity and navigation In the passage be
tween Barlow Island and Glffard Island in
Its neighborhood Is not recommended for
The Bedford Is an armored cruiser of the
so-called "County" class of 9,800 tons, com
pleted In 1901 at a cost of $3,530,000. It Is
armed with fourteen six-Inch guns, has a
rated speed of nearly twenty-three knots
and .carried a normal complement of 37
Attorney Clapp Says Indians Can Col-
lect Any Payments Id Lawyer
from Government J
SULPHUR, Okl.. Aug. 21. If the S3.OT0,-
000 was paid to J. F. McMurray as a 10 per
cent attorney's fee In the sale of Indian
lands, the government and not the Indiana
might have to stand the expense. This
was the opinion of E. W. Clapp, an at
torney who appeared today before the
congressional committee investigating In
dian land deals in this state. Mr. Clapp,
who Is counsel for the Chlcksaw Indians,
said as the government had promised to
dispose of the land without cost to the In
dians, it was probable the Indians could re
cover, if any money, such as might be
paid to McMurray, were deducted from the
proceeds of the sale of the land. The
right to recover, Mr. Clapp believed, would
apply In the cases of minor Indians whose
names had been signed to the McMurray
Webster Balllnger, an attorney of Wash
Ington, testified he had contracts with 7,000
people who claim a right to be on the In
dian rolls. Mr. Balllnger said he was to
receive 40 per cent of any property that
he might obtain for the claimants.
He said 125,000 had been spent in prose
cuting the cases but no money had been
paid htm as a fee.
McMurray again took the stand today.
He said for all the lands to which they had
clalmB the Indians ought to receive $o0,
000,000. Under thla estimate his 10 per cent
fee would amount to 3,0on,000. He doubted,
however, the land would bring as much as
it ought to.
BODY OF MISS BERTHA
BERIEGNUS IS EXHUMED
Examination Throws no Light on
Crime Viscera Sent to Unlveraltr,
ABILENE, Kan., Aug 21, The grave of
Bertha Benignus was opened this morning,
but examination of the body revealed noth
ing that In any way would help the author
ities in find lng or determining upon the
perpetrator of the crime. Three physicians,
Including the coroner's jury of Dickenson
county held an autopsy and the viscera
was sent to the toxologlcal department of
the University of Kansas for further exam
ination. Darkness at Aberdeen.
ABERDEEN, Aug. 22.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The sky here Is overcast, presum
ably due to forest fires In Montana. It
was Impossible to read print on streets at
11 o'clock, and stores and homes were
j lighted up.
(didn't have any legitimate right to act up.
In token of- their unknown grievance,
worry or ailment, all the animals hava
been setting up moans, honls, shrieks and
raucus chattering of every description. The
uproar is far worse and with lens reason
than that aet up by the night birds when
they learned that Chantecler had brought
on the daylight, aocordlng to Rostand'
"To tell you the truth," remarked the
keeper, "I aln t sure about that comet Idea,
myself, because if the comet gas amounts
ta anything why don't It make us human
beings crazy like the animals? I think
maybe the outfit Is Just naturally worried
over the elk and they're yelling their sym-
jpathy to him.'
From the Washington Star.
ROOSEVELT IN THE BLUFFS
Northwestern Announces Train to Be
Held There an Hour.
MANY ARE COMING TO OMAHA
Parmer Heater Travels in a Special
Car, While Newspaper Men in
the Party Hare Car of
Their tit .. . . .
Theodora Roosevelt's visit here September
t is expected to brlnir into Omaha a great
many people from Nebraska and western
Iowa who will come to hear his public ad
dress in the afternoon at the Auditorium.
It Is likely that the capacity of the build
ing, 10,000, will be taxed to accommodate
all who wish to hear him speak.
Although Mr. Roorevelt will not atop in
Omaha for any length of time on hla way
through here on August 26 he will be In
Council Bluffs for an hour between 1:65 and
2:56 p. m. Except for this he does not stop
for any length of time on his way from
Chicago to Omaha.
Ae the Northwestern road has arranged
the schedule, he leaves Chicago between
10:30 and 10:46 p.. m. and arrives in Ames at
7:55 a. m. on the morning of August 26.
From Ames he follows this route, stopping
about ten minutes at each point Boone,
Ogden, Jefferson, Carroll, Dennison, Dun
lap, Missouri Valley and Council Bluffs.
There will be three cars in the section of
the train which carries the party. The
"Constitution" carrying the Roosevelt
party, the "Forrest" carrying the news
paper men, and car number "400" of the
Northwestern with A. C. Johnson, general
traffic manager of the road, aboard. Either
at Omaha or Cpuncll Bluffs the Union Pa
cific will take charge, sending the section
out at 3:15 p. m from here.
STRANGER IS FOUND WITH
HIS SKULL FRACTURED
Had Card with .Name of Bert Van
derbilt In Hla Pocket When
Picked Up Ityingr.
NEW YORK, Aug. 22. Stylishly dreesed
and well supplied with money, a man, In
whose pockets were visiting cards en
graved "Bert Vanderbllt. Lambs' Club,"
waa found dying today In the rear of a
theatrical boarding house on West Forty
second street. His skull waa fractured
and he has not regained copsclousness. At
the Lambs' club It was denied that any
Bert Vanderbllt was a member.
The police department has taken Into
custody Edith Imen, a chorus girl; "Kid"
Broad, a pugilist, and his chum, Ralph
Mlllespie. The Imen girl told the police
that Vanderbllt was trying to enter her
room on the third floor by stepping over
from Broad's window to the window ledge
of her room and that he fell into the yard.
Broad says he was not in his room.
The name Vanderbllt la believed by the
(police to bo fictitious, and Acting District
Attorney Moss Bays he thinks that Miss
Beryl .Vernon of li2 Pine street, Philadel
phia, who has been visiting at the Forty
second street house, knows the Identity of
the man, whom he believes to be from
There is no scar
city of help in Om
aha. Reliable help.
But you must know how to
The Bee la read by the reliable
men and girls having places now
and those seeking tbem In the fu
ture. ' The. most of them secured their
positions through a Bee want ad.
Ueually 25 rents flnlkbeg the Job.
If you wish, call Tyler 1000 and
the want ad man will write your
ad and place It.
Rowboat Containing Two Men and
Two Women from Charles City
. Capsizes Sunday Night
MASON CITY, la.. Aug.. 21-(Special.)
Prar.fc Vaughn, Calvin Shaffer, Mary Wil
liams and Pearl Mucher, all prominent
young people of Charlee City, were drowned
In Cedar river some time during last night
At 10 o'clock last evening they embarked
in a rowboat for a trip up the river and it
is supposed the boat capsized. -The bodies
were recovered this morning.
at Grand Island
Trains, for St. Joseph Are Being De
toured by Way of Aurora
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Aug. 22. Five
spans of the St. Joseph & Grand Island
railroad bridge over the Platte river have
been burned out and trains are today de
toured by way of Aurora to Hastings.
There was no water In the Platte with
which to fight the fire and it was necessary
to use the chemical apparatus from the
city. Some water was secured . from the
locomotive and a nearby farm to aid the
chemical process. An excavation of five
feet into the "bed of the river failed to
secure water, ,
DES MOINES CHIEF ALL RIGHT
Attorney for AntUaloon Leaga A d
. mlt They Hare Not Made
DES MOINES, Aug. 22. The city today
Instated George Yeager as chief of police,
reinstated George Yeager as chief of police.
Yeager from the charges of maladministra
tion as filed by the Iowa Anti-Saloon
league. The hearing, which laated all of
last week, was sensational, but attorneys
for the prosecution admitted at the conclu
sion that they had not made a case against
the chief of police.
Iowa Democrats Busy.
DES MOINBS, Aug. 22.-Leading Iowa
democrat at a conference here today de
termined upon an aggressive campaign this
fall and named a committee to handle the
finances. Although Claude Porter, candi
date for governor waa not present, congres
sional candidate who made speeches were
John D. Penlson of the Third, D. D.
Murphy of the Fourth, Dan W. Hamilton
of the Sixth and Frank Q. Stuart of the
Two Men Attempt to Hold
Up Crew of Alaska Liner
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. K.-Only meager
details have reached this city of the
tragedy early yesterday morning on board
the Alaska-Pacific Steamship company's
steamship Buckman when Captain E. B.
Wood was shot and killed In his cabin In
an attempted holdup of the vessel on high
teas off Eureka. His slayer, Fred Thomas,
leaped Into the sea, after the failure of an
accomplice In the engine room to Join him
i'l taking mastery of the boat. An Incom
plete story of the sensational attempt at
piracy waa relayed by telephone last night
via Eureka from the wireless station at
Table Bluff, south of Humboldt Bay.
The Buckman, which was southbound
from Seattle to San Francisco, reported all
well a it passed Cape Blanco on the south
ern Oregon coast The daring attempt to
else the boat was made at 1:16 o'clock,
when Thomas went to Captain Wood's
cabin and summoned the letter to the door.
The details of the encounter between
Thomas and the captain have not yet been
learned, as Wood waa unable to make a
is Now Open
DAHLMAN HAS GOOD LEAD
Practically Complete Eetnrns Give
Him Majority of 360.
ONLY FEW PEECINTS MISSING
Table Includes E!ahr-Ftar Conntle
la Fall and Tarda! Betnraa
f rant the Remaining; Eight
'. i .1 v.''-Conntle. ...
On return from eighty-four counties
complete and eight almost complete, Dahl
man'a lead over Shallenborger ha been
cut by late figures to 860. The'table given
below, includes returns from every county
In the state, and the few precinct missing
will not make much material change In the
Aldrlch continue to gain ome votes on
Cady for the republican nomination,, and
seem . to have a safe majority ranging
in the neighborhood of 6,000.
Ryder, republican, for secretary of state,
Is leading Walt by 1,200, with Lancaster
and several other counties to hear from.
Unleas Walt can gain much more than he
ha up to thl time, the Omaha man will
be nominated by a email tuargln.
Hopewell ha won the nomination for
lieutenant governor on the republican ticket
and Ralph Clark on the democratic tide.
Walter A. George of Broken Bow is nom
inated for treasurer on the republican side
and George E. Hall of Franklin has the
Auditor 611a R. Barton had no opposition
for renomlnatiolt on the republican ticket.
It is. a horse' race between Hewitt and
Bernecker on tho democratic, side.
J. W. Crabtree of Peru Is the republican
nominee for superintendent of public In
struction and William R. Jackson of Uni
versity verslty Place 1 the democratic
The nominees for attorney general are
Grant Martin, republican, and C. H. Whit
E. B. Cowles is easily renominated on
th republican ticket, as Is Henry T. Clarke,
Jr., tor railroad commissioner. Their op
ponents will be W. B. Eaatham and prob
ably Victor Wilson.
It Is a close race between Fool and
Gatewood for secretary of state on the
democratlo ticket, but Pool appear to be
' Following are the figure on governor
All change on the senatorshlp vote are
In favor of Burkett and Hitchcock, and
their totals are piling up with every re
turn. Following are the figure In detail:
Aldrlch. Cady. man. berger.
Adam 317 S - 600 (41
Antelope 1&4 M 12j M
(Continued on Page Two.)
statement after the shooting and the mur
derer leaped into the sea Immediately after
ward. The quartermaster ran from the
bridge to find his superior officer breath
ing his last at the door of the cabin.
Thomas' accomplice was overpowered by
the engineer and was brought up in irons
soon afler the shooting of the captain. The
wireless operator was called and messages
were flashed to the steamer President,
which was northbound, off the coast of
Eureka. The President veered from Its
course to the place where Thomas had
leaped overboarp, but an hour' search left
no doubt that the murderer had sunk into
The first news of the death of Captain
Wood was received by a wireless mensage
sent H. F. Alexander of Seattle. Imme
diately after the shooting, when It was
believed that Thomas was Insane. It was
only by the rapture of the accomplice that
the attempted robbery was revealed. The
Buckman la due In quarantine In San
Francisco at noon today.
Reports from Forest Fires in Idahc
Washing-ton and Montana In
crease List of Dead.
VAST AREAS ARE BURNED OVEJi
Sixty-Five Men Surrounded by Flames
at Sand Point.
FIVE DEAD AT NEWPORT, WASH.
Numberless Fires Raging Between
Spokane and Helena.
ARE OF INCENDIARY ORIGIN
Strong Evidence that Fires Were
THROUGH TRAFFIC IS BLOCKED
Northern Pacific and Milwaukee
Lines Stop at Missoula.
BLAZE CREEPS UP IN THE NIGHT
Fear Expressed that Many Cnmpere
In Mountain Are In Deadly
peril Small Town Left
SPOKANE, Wash,. Aug. 22 Twenty
three persons are known to have perlHhtd
and between seventy-flvo and one hundred
are missing In the forest fires raging In
the Panhandle of Idaho, In the Coeur
Thirty men out of a crew of forty-seven
fire fighters in charge of Forowt Ranger
Lee Holllngphead are mlnslng and are be
lieved to have perished Saturday night
when their enmp on Big Creek, a tributary
to the St. Joseph river, sixteen miles from
Avery, Idaho, was swept by -lames.
,'Tjn fire fighter are aabl to have been
trapped and burned- to doatli at Avery.
Mont., on the line of tha ChloiMO, Milwan.
kee 4 Puget Sound railroad.
The fire situation at Wallace Is consid
erably Improved and reports Indicate that
danger of further destruction In that town
J. O. BOYD, of Wallace, suffocated by
MRS. CHARLES SMITH and one year
old baby, drowned in a well Into which
they Jumped to avoid the flaves.
MISS AMELIA WARD, stenographer,
suffocated by smoke.
Twelve unidentified fire fl.irlunrs In a
crew of rangers, burned or miffocated.
Six unidentified fire fighters Irt-tn a
crew of Ranirer Edward Pulaski.
One unidentified fiphter from the crew of
The seriously Injured, mostly fire fight
ers, will number, according to W. IX. Wel
gel, forester, upeiintendent of the Coeur
d'Alene, more than 100. Many of them
have been atrlckon blind and others have
broken limbs. Other probable losses of II fa
also are reported. Three families of home
steaders, comprlHlng fifteen persons, are
believed to have perishd In La Tour Creek,
near Catoldo, Idaho, in the forest fire.
They are John Andrease, wife and five
children; B. A. Smith, wife and two chll
dren, and James Osborne, wife and family.
Never In the history of Idaho has th
baptism of August fire reached such wide
spread proportions, or created such univer
The flames have consumed virgin forests,
homesteads, mine buildings 'and human
The stampede of safety has strained the
facilities of the railroad and the passenger
trains are made up of day coaches and box
People from sick beds, cripples and other
unfortunates are loaded on the trains to
be taken to Harrison, Coeur d'Alene and
Forty-Three Men II Sra med In,
The latest figures from Wallace are that
forty fire fighters probably have perished
In the hills near Sand Point. Idaho. Forest
Ranger Van Dyck and a crew of sixty-five
enlisted in Spokane are leported sur
rounded by flames. A woman and her
daughter perished at Cabinet, Idaho. Five
are known to have died near Newport,
Wash., In an attempt to reach the town.
All along the Great Northern and the
Northern Pacific, tracks between Spokane
and Helena numberless fire are raging,
but definite reports cannot be obtained, as
the telegraph and telephone wires are down.
Before communication with Llbby. Mont.,
ended, It was reported that every mule resi
dent of the town was working with 2' 0 paid
fire fighters to dlveit Flower creek to the
south of the village as a protection against
the fiames driving up from that direction.
In the Clearwater forest reserve, in the
hills east of Lewiston, Idaho, new firea
create no excitement, as the settlers have
fled and Forest Supervisor Fenn has re
fused to send any more fire fighters in
unleas he can get pack trains to aid in
getting supplies to them. A train of
twenty-five horses was yenterday afternoon
turned back in an attempt to reach sixty
five men near Peck, who are known to
have but one day's rations.
Five fires are burning on the shores of
Couer d'Alene lake, one feat threatening
the village of Sunnyslde, three miles from
the town of Couer d'Alene, at midnight.
Many summer homes on the beach havs
Refugees from burning districts poured
into Spokane last night. Seven hundred
from Wallace crossed Lake Couer d'Alene
by boat and came to r'pukane by eltctrl
Fresh Kran for Wallace.
MISSOULA. Mont . Aug. 22. The general
fire situation In thla district, aa far as
early reports show, is still discouraging.
No word can be obtained from soy puluw
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