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Volume IY, Number 121
Eye Witnesses
Tale of Awful Snows tide
Flashing Lightning Gave Wierd,
Uncanny Aspect to First Work
of Rescue-Scarcely Sign Left
Above Snow
EVERET, March 2. According to lists completed to
night, and estimates of the Great Northern officials, the
number oi' killed by the avalanche that overwhelmed the
Spokane Express will reach eighty-four.
Eight passengers and nine trainmen are known to be
dead, including A. E. Longcey, secretary to Superin
tendent O'Neill.
Thirty-eight passengers and twenty-nine railroad em
ployes are missing.
Among the passengers yet unaccounted for are Mr.
and Mrs. G. L. Beck and three children, of Pleasant on,
A comprehensive story of the disaster .and circum
stances can not yet ya obtained. Several men who saw
'the catastrophe at Wellington arrived at Scenic today,
but they were 'hysterical from the horror and perils of
the descent of the m'ountain, and unable to describe the
scene at the summit or the work of recovering the
-While some of the missing mar be found alive,' the
fate of the majority is death.
All the injured are cared for at Wellington by doctors
and nurses sent from here. The rescue party that left
tonight "will not arrive at Wellington until noon. The
coaches arc still buried.
One Avoman was rescued with her two children after
twelve hours under the snow and debris.
It is believed all the injured will recover. Mrs. N. A.
Coving-ton of Olympia, among the missing, was on her
Avay to celebrate her golden wedding at Seattle. She is
the mother of Rev. J. Covington, superintendent of the
Washington Children's home.
,Mrs. M. Starrett of Chemanius, B. C, is also among
the missing, with one of her children. Two daughters
vcre killed.
The first news direct from the scene of the disaster
came late tonight, when Dr. Cox, one of the Great
Northern physicians, avIio went out on the lirst relief
train, returned from Wellington, accompanied by three
of the survivors, Ray Forsythe, R. M. Lavelle, fireman,
.and S. A. Bates.
Cox says none of' the injured are in a critical condi
tion. When the party left Wellington, sixteen were in
.the hospital.
Forsythe and Bates estimate that not mdre than twen
ty of the 110 persons who were carried into the canvon
by the avalanche escaped injury. Eleven passenger cars,
three locomotives, four electric motors, a rotary snow
plow, a rotary shed and a sand house were swept awav
by the slide.
A member of the lirst relief party who returned to
Everett tonight, said that when ho reached the scene all
the cars were completely buried. Much of the wreckage
was covered with forty feet of snow and all that could
be seen was one party buried electric motor, two loco
motives and the wreckage of a rotary. All that could
be seen was one partly buri steel pipe sticking out of
the snow where a Pullman was twisted around a stum),
and a curtain lav on to).
Forsythe was in a car in which wore five women and
seven children. Three women and two children escaped.
The others, undoubtedly perished.
Telling of his experience, Forsythe said it seemed as
if the ear was lifted bodily from the tracks and hold
poised in midair. Suddenly it toppled over the edge
and rolled down the steep embankment.
Instantly the air was filled with the shrieks of the in
jured. A fearful storm was raging and a high wind
blowing, accompanied bv a spectacular displaw The first
men to extricate themselves from the wreckage set to
-vork releasing those loss fortunate. There wore no
lights and tho carried on their work in the flare of the
1 ragtc
of Two Trains.
lightning, which was almost
Severed Hand Found
This morning the severed
hand of a woman was found.
On the finger was a ring-
bearing initials which lead
the workers to believe it be
longed to Miss Katherine
O'Reilly, of Spokane, who is
listed among the missing.
The men returning from
the scene of the disaster hold
little hope of any of the
missing being recovered
alive. This tends to strength
en the estimate that the to
tal death roll will reach
Fireman Bates was buried
in the snow for six hours.
Other survivors heard his
shouts and dug him out be
fore the first party of res
cuers arrived.
Declared-, However, that Col
onel Swope Never Took
His Remedies
KANSAS CIT1', Maich 2. After a
week's delay, occasioned by squabbles
between attorneys and her presence be
foio the gr.ind jury, Mrs. Logan Swope,
the guiding hand in the investigation
of the Swope mysteiy, today gave her
deposition in Dr. H) tic's Blunder suit
against John Paxtou, executoi of the
Swopo estate.
Mrs. Swope told of many eccentrici
ties of Colonel Swope, and thee wifu
all seriousness expressed her coufidence
in Charles K. Jordan, the swarthy
"jarb" man, who, received $20,000 for
doctoring the Swopes dining eight
) ears.
while ilis. wopo was telling Uei
storv. the deputy unci iff of Wyandotte
count), Kansas, was searching for tho
herb specialist with a warrant, cuarg
ing him with practicing medicine with
out a license.
Jordan was found at home ill, and the
wan ant was not served.
Regardless of all Jordan's troubles,
Mis. Swopo believed in him. She is
still "doctoring" with him, she testi
fied today. She also said that Mis.
11) de, who precipitated the investiga
tioil of tho 'doctor," also had confi
dent!! in him at one time.
"Colonel Swopo neer took any of
Jordan's herbs," Mrs. Swopo said.
All the members of the family used
them except him,"
May Make Military Demon
stration If China Pur
sues Course
Russians hae submitted to tho Chinese
foreign boaid n formal proposition for
the extension of the Kalgan raihoad
by foieign capital as an alternative of
the Aigun-Chin railroad project.
China may intimate her intention to
build the lest of tho road, like the hist
section, purel) with Chinese capital,
and decline to abandon the Chin Chow
Dispatches reporting the intention of
China to permit an anglo Aniciican
s)udicato to pioteed with the construe
turn of tho Chin Chow road without
waiting tor Uussi-ui assent taiised dis
quietude here.
What Jiussi.i's tiiither action will be
is not known, hut theie is talk or u
"nnlitaiv demonstration" if China
should persist in hei present attitude.
in .Manchuria.
'oiecast for Arizona: Genciallv fair
Thursda) and Friday.
One Hundred Thousand
Union Men Will Assist
Striking Carmen
Council Called Upon to De
mand Settlement from
Transit People
PHILADELPHIA. March 2. That a
unieisal strike order of union workers
and sympathizers will begin at mid
night Friday was pioclaimcd by the
Central Labor Union tonight.
Tho striko leaders declaio 100,000
will stop work at that hour if the Rapid
Transit company does not in the mean
time consent to arbitration of their dif
ferences with the carmen.
The meeting at which the strike or
der was piomulgated was largo and the
sentiment was apparently unanimous.
Telegrams were read from the Chica
go and San Francisco federations oi
Jabor with 230,000 and 175,000 mem
bers, respectively, pledging moral ard
financial Support for the cause of their
Philadelphia brethren,
resolutions were adopted condemning
the attitude of tho traction companjj
by which, it is stated, business has been
disorganized and thousands of persons
not directly interested in tho strike
thrown out of employment.
The council wastfcalled upon to insist
that Mayor Ueyburn immediately serve'
notice that the company must submit
to arbitration, as tho public, whom he
lepiesents, demands, and that ho return
the police to their regular posts of duty
and stop using them to man trollev
In a proclamation, addressed to the
trades unions of Philadelphia and sym
pathizers, the grievances of the carmen
against the corporation are lecited in
"In the ranks of organized labor,"
tho document proceeds, "an injury to
one is tho concern of all, and therefore
all union labor is directly affected by
the attitude of the Philadelphia Rapid
Tiansit company towards its union em
ployes." A committee was named to wait upon
the council tomorrow and present copies
of tho resolutions.
Tlie union of stage hands, employed
in theaters and oilier amusement places
in this city, notified their employers to
day that if the rapid transit company
anil their employes had not reached an
agreement befoio Saturday the stage
hands would quit.
Ro)burn said today that he ivould
continue to refuse to be a party to any
arbitration pioceedings, even if it
caused him to break with the republican
Although the day was unusually quiet
throughout the city, demonstrations
started tonight in the northeast section.
A number of cars were demolished and
boys set fire to a fi.uno waiting room
owned by the tianit company.
A shot was fired at Captain Duncan,
a park guard, who was doing special
striko duty, tonight, while liding in an
automobile. The assailant escaped.
Several associations of emplo)eis,
whoso men are threatening to go out,
held meetings today to discuss the sit
nation. The master builders adopted
resolutions commending tho city admin
istration's stnnd on maintaining order,
and further' resolved to declare a lock
out if the unionists in the building
trades strike.
Direttor of Safety Clay announced
that ho had been collecting statistics
as to tho number of men who would
not strike.
According to him the workmen gener
ally will ignore tho striko order.
Makes No Evasion on Stand
of Part He Had in Crip
ple Creek Riots
DENVER, Colo, Marcli 2. General
Sherman M. Hell proved a tart.u tor an
attome) who called him to the witness
stand today in the suit of Mrs. Mary
C. Carle) against Geneial Hell and
otheis for damages because of the
death of her husband during tho Crip
pie Creek nots in 1901.
"I did not get out any special writ
ten invitation to the mine owners,
trainmen, newspaper men, deputies,
militia or any other persons to go to
Danville on June 8, 1904," asserted
General Hell on tho stand.
"They went at my touimnnd It
was 1 who oidered them on the train
and they surely went. I had charge of
everybody and everything. I did not
talk with Carleton, president of the
Mine Owners' association that moin
ing. I knew my own business."
There was no evasion in the replies
of tho stern warrior to the questions
of Mrs. Carlcv s attorney, who sought
to prove that her husband was slain
by orders of General Hell, and also
tried to prove that the mine owners
were partly responsible.
General Bell talked the examining
lawyer ufT his feet and almost com
pleted the rcaaing of the 'iroclamatioii
of Sheriff Edwaid Bell of Tellei coun
ty, showing that tho miners were in a
state ot insuriettion, and other state
ments tho plaintif's attorney did not
want to cot to the juiy's cars.
General Bell said he talked with the
sheriff of Teller county before he gave
orders for the mobilising ot deputies
anil troops, and to nobody but the slier
WASHINGTON, D. C, Marcli 2.
Statements made by members ot the
committee in charge of arrangements
lor the big .Icilerson's birthday ban
quet to he given m this city m Apnl
indicate that William J. Bi)iin is like
ly to be overlooked when the invita
tions are sent out. It is hoped to
secure tioveinor .Marshall ot Indiana,
Governor Harmon of Ohio and Mayor
Gaynor of New York as the chief
Majority of Corporations
Coming Through With
Tax Reports
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 2.
1 rom fragmentary advices which come
to Royal II. Cabell, commissioner of in
ternnl revenue, from the. eastern and
middle parts of the United States, he
Relieves the percentage of delinqupents
in making returns under the law im
posing a tax of 1 per cent on the net
incomes of corporations will not be
more than 10 per cent.
No definite information, however,
from the United States as a whole, will
be available until the monthly reports
of collectors of internal revenue have
reached the treasury department.
TIw officials believo the total reve
nuo tax will possibly exceed the esti
mate made by Secretary MaeVeagh
$25,000,000 during the year.
GOLDriELT), Nov.. March 2.
Alter a minister and justice of
2" the peato had lefused to perform 4
the teremony, H. Y. Inu)to, a $
fr Japanese, and Vivian Blnekwell,
both of Los Angeles, were married
today by Judge Stevens in the 4
fr distnet court.
fr When the couple made npiiliea-
tion for a license the oihcials re-
? fused to giant one until an opin-
ion was had fiom the distrut at
fr torney. He found no law in Ne
fr vada prohibiting the marriage of 4
! an American to a Japanese. $
One Killed and Many Injured When Train Crashes Into
Heap of Boulders Fire and Explosions Add to
Horrors of La test Accident
SPOKANE, Maich 2. Crashing i ito two tons of boulders the Oriental
Limited of the Great Northern, piling d down a fifty foot embankment, twen
ty-two miles east of here today, earning down five burning cars, killing tlie
fireman, Ed Miller, and seriously iujunng tho engineer and seveial passen
Tho accident occurred near Milan, a station tin the main line, as the
train was turning a curve. Half a dozen of the 175 passcngeis saw tho ap
proaching danger and only the heioic effort of Engineer Alunzo Carlo of Spo
kane, who threw the eniergencv brakes twentv live feet before the roks were
leached, saved tho entire trainload fiom death.
Explosions of gas tanks on the burning tars added to the horror of th
Mtastrophe The entne train was saved from the flames when Conductor
Robertson marshalled the iininpired passcngeis and, uncoupling tho cars n t
burning, b) human strength alone sh ed them out of reach of the flames
Entire Northwest Drenched
With Continued Pouring
and More Coming
Many Towns Threatened;
Situation Worst Known
in Twenty Years
OGDEN, Marcli 2. With hundreds
of passengers marooned here and the
westbound trains bringing other hun
dreds of travelers, including many col
onists, the Southern Pacific is more
helpless tonight than at any time in its
Not a train has left for the west in
twenty-four hours and the floods in the
Humboldt valley, where the river has
changed its course, nr so overwhelm
ing, according to advices, that it will
require a week or ten da)s befoie traf
fic can be partially lestored. Train No.
9, earning tons of mail, which left
Tuesday for the west, will be ictuined
from Nevada. Other passenger trains
which have been tent out will be re
turned to Ogden, where the Southern
Pacific maintains a hotel, and there the
passengers will be accommodated.
The Union Pacific and Denver &. Rio
Grande continue to operate trains flora
the east and their passengers swell the
number of marooned travelers.
The local officials will not attempt to
estimate the damage, but declare tlie
total will exceed the highest figuies of
any similar disaster in the history of
the road, with the exception of the
recent floods on the Salt Lake route.
Tho special train carrying the Chi
cago White Sox has been held here a
week. Comiskey today decided to be
gin spring piacticc immediately and
engaged ; gymnabium for indoor work
and a local baseball park for outdoor
training. It is certain that a revision
of the paying schedules in the toast
cities will be nccessarv.
Seattle Paces Condition Un
paralleled for Years
SEATTLE, Marcli 2. Eighteen feet
of snow on the tfest slope of the Cas
cades and eight feet on tho east slope
is being changed into water by a vvaim
wind from the sea, and the rivers lack
capacity to carry away the deluge, with
the result that tlie Washington alles
aie overllooded, radio. ids compelled to
suspend business and bridges washed
away by tho most widespread flood in
twenty )ears.
With railroad communication to Port
land cut oil by washouts, Seattle today
had only one direct railroad outlet east,
tho Northern Pacific main line. That
outlet, however, may bo closed at any
time by the turbuljut Green river,
which is ahcady threatening to wash
away tho track.
Thus fur the financial loss by the
flood has been small and the discomfort
of evicted dwellers along the gorgi
and streams less than during former
overflows, because the rainfall has been
There is no storm in sight, and a
continuance of the present mild, cloudy
weather, with occasional showers and
high temperaturo in the mountains is
predicted. A change to freezing in the
Cascades would soon end the flood. The
water will continue to rise tonight and
OMAHA, March 2. Union Pacific of
ficials declared today that an injustice
had been done their road in dispatches
sent from Ogden giving the impression
that only tho Denver &. Rio Giande rail
road is running trains into that place
regularly. Traffic on the Union Pacific
has not been impeded during the pres
ent season of floods and avalanches,
they t.iy.
COLFAX, Wash., March 2. A flood
which swept down the Palouso river
on Monday afternoon created a condi
tion in this city unequalled in its his
tory. The property loss in the city
and immediate vicinity is estimated
at $200,000. So far as known no lives
were lost, but a number of persons are
All night Monday and until noon
Tuesday tho waters continued to rise
until there was four feet in the prin
cipal streets and business center ot tho
city. So strong was the current of the
waters that a number of houses were
swept away and people on the lower
floors were forced to seek shelter on
the upper floors of their houses until
help arrived.
DENVER, March 2. One of the
heaviest snowstorms of the season
raged today along the South Park di
vision of the Colorado & Southern rail
way. There had been more or less snow
lor ten days in the mountain region,
although the weather has been pleasant
in Denver.
A snow storm also prevailed along
the Moffat load today. On account of
the tieup prevailing on the Southern Pa
cific railroad, most of the big colonist
travel to the coast from the east is now
being diverted to the southwest over
the only transcontinental line now m
operation to the coast.
CENTRALIA, Wash., March 2. All
the business section of this city is in
undated by about three feet of water,
caused by the overflow of China creek.
The floods are the worst experienced
in tins vicinity in twenty years. A
landslide east of Centralia has blocked
trains from both directions. All the
country between here and Chehalis is
covered with a sheet of water.
SAN TRANCISCO, March 2. Incl
ination received by the local offices of
the Southern Pacific late today indi
cate that the tie up of overland trains
in Nevada will not bo as protracted
as the earlier reports presaged.
Vice President and General Manager
E. E. Calvin of the Southern Pacific, on
his way home from New York, was on
one of 'tho trains tied up at Elko, Nov ,
and assumed personal direction of the
forces which are clearing tho wav
Word from Calvin received this aftei
noon led to abandonment of the plan
to route the overland trains over the
Shasta line, via Portland, Ore.
Assistant General Manager W. R
Scott maintains that Nevada might be
cleared in such a short time that re
mitting is unnecesar).
SAN ANTONIO, M-irch 2 Lieuten
ant H D Vulois. lT H V , made two
successful flights in a Wright aeroplane
at Port bam Houston today
ter a brief gentr.il discussion the semt
todav passed the bill authorizing tn.
issuamo of flu Oihi mill m cert fiVate
of indebtedness for the eompM jn of
irriga in I r ie ts a rew ouder wav.

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