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Three large rotary snow plows are
usually stationed at Wellington. One
of these is entirely lost sight of and is
supposed to be covered up in hun
dreds of feet of snow. The other two,
each accompanied by an engine, had
not been located. The rotary plow
that was sent in here from Montana
and left here Monday, cleared the
track as far as Chiwaukum by 2 o'clock
Tuesday morning, but the snow and
rain of Monday night caused slides to
follow in its wake, so that now there are
miles of slides between Leavenworth
and Chiwaukum, some of them more
than fifty feet deep. It is reported,
too, that this plow is disabled by the
breaking of one piston, and practically
out of commission.
Those not familiar with the condi
tions of railroading in the mountains
can have no adequate idea of the diffi
culties to be overcome before the road
can again be opened thru to Seattle. It
is not improbable that it will require
two weeks to clear the track of all ob
Besides the four electric motors cov
ered up in the Wellington slide are two
passenger trains and four large en
gines, the depot, water tank and coal
This snowslide, which will be known
as the most terrible and disastrous in
the entire history of American railroad
ing, started immediately above the little
railroad settlement of Wellington, com
posed of perhaps a dozen dwellings,
a railroad boarding house, small hotel,
coal chutes, depot, water tank and mo
tor shed. The slide apparently started
from the top of the mountain over
hanging the town, and was almost a
mile in width.
Most of the couple of hundred hu
man beings in the stalled trains and
little village were sleeping in fancied
security when the slide started at 4 a.
m. Tuesday and scores were undoubt
edly mercifully swept into eternity un
conscious of the change. Reports are
that Wellington has been entirely
Following is the official repert of the
accident, as sent out by the Great
Northern yesterday morning:
Motor shed and four motors carried
away, also coal chutes, water tanks and
Superintendent O'Neill's car, killing
Trainmaster Blackburn, O'Neill's sten
ographer and cook.
Division Superintendent O'Neill is
reported among the missing and sup
posed to be killed.
Eighty-one known dead, some thirty
injured, and an unknown number in
Many Trainmen Killed
Counductors Pettit and Lindsey
dead, together with about thirty train
A rotary at Windy Point swept away
completely and cannot be located. Two
other rotaries near Martin Creek tunnel
also lost. No report from the crews
received for three days.
Following is the most complete list
of the injured and killed obtainable up
to the hour of going to press:
Lillian Starrett, Chimains, B. C.
John McNeery, Seattle.
Mrs. Ada Lenman, Hunters, Wash.
Miss Nellie Sharp, Spokane.
J. R. Vail, Trinidad.
R. M*. Barnhart, Spokane.
Following Passengers Missing
Sol Cohen, Everett.
G. O. F. Davis and daughter, Thelia,
R. H. Bethel, "Seattle.
E. W. Tapping, Ashland, Ohio.
C. S. Etting, Ballard, Wash.
Bert Matthews, Ohio.
Mrs. R. M. Latsch, Seattle.
Miss Katherine O'Reilly, Spokane.
Alex. Chisholm, Rossland B. C.
Wm. May, Ohio.
A. G. Mahler, Seattle.
G. L. Beck, Mrs. G. L. Beck, Har
riet Beck, Emma Beck, and baby Beck
all of Pleasonton.
John Mackie, Seattle.
Geo. Heron, Seattle.
Jas. Monroe, Seattle.
Mike Goghlm, Burlington.
Mack Cici, Burlington.
T. L. Osborne, engineer, Leaven
worth. Left wife and six children.
Chas. Jennison, brakeman.
U. R Dupy, brakeman.
Engineer Carroll, Leavenworth.
J. Kelly, brakeman.
Employees Injured List Incomplete
Wm. Harrington, trainmaster, Delta,
formerly lived at Leavenworth.
Ross Phillips, brakeman.
D. Tegtmeir, engineer, Delta.
George Nelson, fireman, Leaven
S. A. Bate, fireman, Leavenworth.
M. 0. White, conductor, Delta.
L. Anderson, porter.
J. D. Kurlee, fireman, Leavenworth.
Conductor J. L. Pettit, Seattle.
Engineer Frank Martin, Delta, form
erly of Leavenworth.
Fireman Jenks, Leavenworth.
Fireman Bennington, Leavenworth.
Conductor Ed Lindsey, Everett.
Engineer J. F. Jarnigan, Leaven
Conductor Parzybok and brakeman,
Conductor Campbell, Delta.
Trainmaster Blackburn, Delta.
Stenographer in car A-16. Also the
porter in same car.
H. J. Diehl, messenger.
Fireman Gillman, Leavenworth.
Express Messenger Beagle.
Mail Clerks, Geo. Hoffer, Richard
Ladue Tomsley and two unknown
mail weighers killed.
It is understood that all the missing
Blomeke, Miles, and O'Neill Safe
Later information to the effect that
Toney Blomeke and R. 0. Miles are
safe was received yesterday evening.
Division Superintendent O'Neill is also
First Relief Party From Leavenworth
A party of Leavenworth men, com
posed of Jack Seig, J. D. Wheeler, Olin
Briskey, Al Pesch, Bill Herder, and a
fireman by the name of Johnston, with
a sled loaded with a four days' supply
of provisions, left Leavenworth yester
day noon, determined to make their
way through the canyon to the tunnel
and join in the relief work. They also
believe the scene of the accident can
be better reached from the east side.
They hope to reach Wellington by this
Another and larger party will leave
today to offer assistance.
United States District Attorney Mc-
Court has made application for the
calling of a federal grand jury to in
vestigate the acquisition of more than
100,000 acres of Baker county, Ore
gon, timber land by the Oregon Lum
be company and the Sumpter Valley
Railway company. Sensational devel
opments are anticipated.
The W. ii.ii. 1... Valley Electric Railroad
Mr. C. Phipps, the Wenatchee rep
resentative of the Central Washington
Securities Co., of Tacoma, was here
one day last week and said the elec
tric line would certainly be built, and
that work on the line would begin this
year. He says the arrangements for
the money to finance the proposition
have all been made and that he would
very likely open an office in Leaven
worth at an early date. His company
has arranged to handle a portion of the
railroad company's securities.
tLhc Icavetiwcrtb Ccbo*
FACING HUNGER AND COLD
Great Northern Trains Snowed in for a
Week Provisions Exhausted and
Threatened by Snowslides
A three days' bombardment of snow
followed by ns many days of incessant
rain in western Washington, together
with weeks of continuous and severe
storms in the Cascades, have tied
up the Northern Pacific and the Great
Northern, especially the latter, in a
more complete and disastrous manner,
than has ever been chronicled in the
past history of either road. The situ
ation the first of this week had reached
a climax menacing to human life thro
starvation and death in treacherous
Nearly two hundred passengers be
sides numerous train crews are snow
bound in the Cascades, with washouts
and snowslides in front of them and
behind of them, are suffering from cold
and hunger. The two big railroads
are utterly paralyzed and their branch
lines are not much better off. The
chief efforts of the roads have this week
been directed to a frantic and at times
almost hopeless struggle to save the
imprisoned passengers from hunger and
Since the middle of last week three
Great Northern passenger trains have
been hemmed in by swirling blizzards
and threatening snowlides just west of
the summit and the two little towns of
Scenic and Wellington, also hermeti
cally sealed up from the rest of the
world, have been depleted of provisions
to feed the imprisoned passengers, and
now all face a common fate of hunger
and cold unless succor reaches them at
once. Pitiful appeals have been sent
out for assistance of the women and
children on the stalled trains.
The mountain streams on the west
are swollen to the danger point and
continuing rain on Tuesday gave no
hope of immediate relief. So terrible
and frequent were the slides that the
passengers begged that the trains be
run back into the tunnel for safety.
Saturday the food on one Great
Northern dining car and in the little
company shack at Wellington began to
show signs of giving out and the pas
sengers were reduced to two meals a
day. Fresh meat disappeared; there
was no milk, cream, butter or eggs,
and breakfast consisted of boiled pota
toes and bacon. Steadily the situation
grew worse until the passengers faced
Division Superintendent O'Neill and
a party of volunteers have been trying
for several days to get food supplies
into the trains. Rescue gangs were
organized to break trails and pack sup
It has been impossible to send in
aid from Leavenworth, for from the
mouth of Tumwater canyon at the edge
of town clear through to the tunnel,
about 40 miles, the track is buried un
der practically one solid slide.
Snowslides acres in extent, carrying
huge boulders and big trees, have de
scended by the hundred and the can
yons through which the road runs, are
heaped high in an apparenty inextric
able mass. It is believe that traffiic
cannot be resumed until the end of
next week, if then.
Killed in Slide Tuesday Morning
Fred Johnson, a Great Northern
track walker, about 58 years of age,
occupying a box car on a sidetrack at
Drury, six miles west of this place, was
crushed to death Tuesday morning
about 8 o'clock by a slide striking the
car. The body was recovered shortly
after and wrapped in a blanket and
buried in the snow near the scene of
the accident, it being impossible to
bring the body to this place on ac
count of the conditions prevailing in
the canyon. After the snow disap
pears the body will be properly in
tened. Johnson was quite well known
here, having worked in Adams &
Carr's logging camp last summer.
Nothing of the man's relatives can be
learned at this time.
What is declared to be the largest
and most expensive leather belt ever
made for driving purposes has been re
cently shipped from New York. The
belt is 240 feet long, 6 feet wide, 3
ply thick, and was constructed at a
cost of $7200. To make the belt the
hides of 540 steers were required.
The Tailoi —Hip pockets?
The Customer —Yes.
The Tailoi —Large or small?
The Customer—Half pints.—Cleve
PORTLAND AVIATION MEET
High Prices for live Stock-Half Million
Dollar Orchard Sale
Portland is.promised a sight of flying
machines March 5-6-7, when the first
aviation meet ever held in the Pacific
Northwest is scheduled. Aeroplanes
of different designs will fly about the
city and dirigible balloons will be seen
in flight. D. O. Lively has been made
manager and business men of the city
are now boosting the coming meet and
completing the preliminary arrange
Chas. K. Hamilton, who flew a Cur
tiss machine at the Los Angeles meet,
and captured many prizes, will be the
star of the coming contests. He will
try for the high and low-speed and alti
tude records. Four aeroplanes owned
by Portland people will be entered in
the contests and large prizes are offered
for successful flights by amateur avia
tors in machines of new design. With
successful weather conditions it is ex
pected some new world's records will
be made. The meet will be held on
the Country Club grounds east of the
city. Special rates for the affair from
the surrounding territory have been
made by the railroads and a big attend
ance is expected from all points of the
Since the Portland union stockyards
opened for business last September
2189 cars of livestock have been hauled
there, representing an approximate val
uation of $4,000,000, according to
Manager D. O. Lively. The market
thus established has been of great
value, not only to this city but to the
livestock growers of the whole North;
west. Competition offered for livestock
that has come with the establishment
of a big market here has resulted in
better prices and quicker sales than
The hog is king in the Portland
markets, with prices hovering around
the $10 mark, live weight, per 100
pounds. This is the highest price
known to livestock men and packers
now in business here, altho old-time
butchers probably remember higher
prices that obtained during civil war
times. In the mutton market the
same conditions have prevailed. Best
quality lambs brought $7.75 during
the week and wethers of the best
grade sold at $6.50. The prices are
due to short supply thruout the North
west, and dealers say there is every in
dication that high prices will continue
for a long time.
That fruit lands of the northwestern
states are highly prized was shown dur
ing the past week when the 605-acre
Burrell orchard in the Rogue river val
ley, near Medford, sold for the record
breaking price of 8500,000. Captain
Gordon Voorhies, of Portland, sold the
property to C. M. Speck and associates,
of Spokane. The orchard has a splen
did record, returning a fortune each
year to its owners from its large produc
tion of apples and pears. It is said a
portion of the new purchase may be
cut into small tracts and sold.
After a session of more than six
hours the central labor union delegates
of Philadelphia on Monday night voted
to call a sympathetic strike of 140
trades unions in the organization be
ginning next Saturday. The delegates
represented 125,000 men. This ac
tion of the central labor union is fraught
with momentous consequences.
The heaviest rainfall ever recorded
for a single day on the Isthmus of
Panama occurred during the great flood
of last December, between the hours
of 10 a. m., December 28th and 10 a.
m., December 29th, when the rain
gage at Porto Bello showed a fall of
10.86 inches. The total fall for the
month was 58.17 inches, which was
equal to an average rate of nearly two
inches a day.
"Now, Tommy," said the teacher,
"you may give me an example of a co
"Why, er," said Tommy, with some
hesitation, "why, er, why —me fadder
and me mudder was both married on
de same day."
Remaining in postoffice, uncalled for
on Feb. 28, 1910:
Banatt, Wm. Brooks, U. M.
Campfield, R. J. Cruickshank, John
Lukue, L. J. Siple, Wm.
Smith, Mrs. Marie Stauffer, Sidney
In calling for same, please say "ad
vertised." J. C. DAVIS, Postmaster.
jfriday ITOarcb 4 1910
We sell Land that PRODUCES
and is sure to advance in price
in Acreage, City Homes and Lots
If you want to purchase, no
trouble to show you ....
Orchard Loan & Investment Co.
OPPOSITE FORESTRY OFFICE
Leaven worth Market
MARTIN CHRISTENSON, Manager
Fresh and Cured Meats
Packing House Products
Wholesale and Retail EMIL FRANK, Prop.
J. ii Adams M I Carr
Adams & Carr
WRITE INSURANCE THAT
Buy and Sell
Notice to Owiirn <>l Hog*
All owners of dons In the Town or Leaven
worth who have not already paid their li
cense tax for tin year 1910 and received
their metal tuff, under the provisions of
Town Ordinance No. 48, ore hereby notified
to call upon the city Marshal anil pay the
same and receive their license.
Special attention Is called to Huelons live
18) and ten (101 of the said Ordinance No 0,
6th. All dons or bitches found running at
large without having on a collar or license
tug are hereby declined a public nuisance,
and It shall bo the duty of the marshal or
some person by him appointed, to distrain
or Impound all such doits or bitches, and
when so Impounded they shall lie kept forty
eight hours, at the end of which time It
shall lie discretionary with the marshal as
to whether such animal shall be sold to de
fray the expense of keeping it, or whether
II shall be killed.
loth. The marshal shall post nt the town
hall a description of all dogs Impounded, as
soon as the same shall have been Impound
ed, giving a description of all such dogs, and
shall state the day and hour when same
shall lie disposed of, either by the killing
of same or the sale of It^ |IKKA
|4 :, Marshal.
Niiuiinoii* l«>r Piiblliiillon
lii the Justice Court for Leavenwortti Pro
oliiet, Ulielun County, Washington,before
K.S.Taylor, Bag., Juitloe ol tin 1 Peaoe.
State of Washington, County or Chelnn, .is.
To H. H. DuiiniiiKtoii:
You uro hereby notified tlmt A. Brown
lint nii'il ii claim against you in laid Court
wlileh win oomeon to beneardat myptnce
In Leavenworth, in Ohelan County, w nsh
ington, oil tin! 2d day of \|iril A. D. IWO,
at tin-hour of ten inn oVIoi-k n. in., mill un
less you appear ami then ami tuere answer,
tlie same will l>e taken as oonieaaed anil I he
demand of. the plaintiff granted. The <>l>-
Jeot and demand of laid olfllm Ii to recover
Judgment attalnst you for the sum ol
Twenty-one Hollars mid Ninety i enu
(|-jl.i«ii, for uoods purchased between Sept.
->7tii and Nov. nth. Hunt, and eosls of art lon.
" Complaint Illed Keliruary IBtb.A.D. run.
K. S. TAVI-OK,
.lust lee of the l'eaee.
Notice lo < ivollor*
lii the Superior Court of the state of Wash
ington, In ami forUlielnn <'amity.
In the matter of the Mutate of Kttie Mitch
Notice is hereby given undersigned,
administrator of the estate of Kttle Mitch
ell,deceased, to the creditors ml nil persons
having claims against the said deceased or
the estate of said deceased, to exhibit them
with the necessary vouchers within one year
after date of til" Mist publication of thin
notice to A. 1.. Mitchell, at his place of resi
dence In riiHnii Oounty, WashliiKton. his
post office address lielntf Leuvenwortli,
Washington, the residence referred to Ing
the place for the transaction of business of
Hated this IMb day of February, lIIIU.
A. f<. MITIMIKI.I/.
Administrator of the above mimed estate.
Kill. l»— Mar. ix .■;
Bids for the old calaboose, located
on the alley in the rear of the Kig
Rock building will be received up to 6
o'clock p. m., March 9th.
GUY A. HAMILTON,
rac h4 Town Clerk.
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