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OLUME IS—NO. 52. SAYS SUITOR SHOT SELF IN TEMPLE WITH RIFLE: IS HELD MRS. nil.l.lX MAY SIVKKI.V. FOR MERLY OF LBAVRNWORTH, IS HF.I.D PENDING INVESTIGA TION OF DEATH OF CHAPMAN. Mrs. HlUie May Siverly. 12. who alone on a ranch two miles from Mnunlclaw, was arreftod Friday night : ad is held in the county jail pending .111 investigation into the death of Wal ter Chapman. 86, a Tacoma laborer, whose body was found, the top of the lead blown off by a rifle bullet, in a bedroom on the second floor of her home about 9:80 o'clock Friday mom ing. Mrs. Siverly told tlio county author ities that Chapman, an old suitor, had killed him?df. There were no wit savi Mrs. Siverly's brother. Charles Christiansen, who, coming from Enumclaw and nearing his sis ter's house Friday morning) heard a shot, he said, and at the same moment saw her rush from the back of the house. Christianson ran upstairs and found Chapman's body. The man had been killed instantly. The first report of the tragedy was received by the sheriff's office at noon. Deputies Matt Starwieh and Fred Brawn were sent to the Enumclaw. later Dr. W. H. Corson, deputy coro rer, hurried to the scene. Chapman's body was sprawled out between a corner formed by the bed and a bureau. He was completely ilressed. Near the body was a 32.40 --ealiber rifle, with the muzzle on the floor and the butt propped against the bed. No string or other appliance v as attached to the rifle. The man had been shot through the right temple. The high-powered bul let, tearing open the top of the skull, had ranged upward and lodged in the ceiling. Thi' rifle contained only the empty shell. Mrs. Siverly, while nervous, gave the officers a clear account of her ac ouaintance with Chapman and her version of the events leading up to his death. She related that she had known him for more than a year. Mrs. Siverly las been separated from her hushand for one year. Before this, she said, Chapman worked fur Siverly and it was thus they became acquainted. After she and her hushand parted, ad ded Mrs. Siverly. she went to The Dal les, Or., and there met Chapman and grew to know him intimately. On an cither occasion she saw him in Tacoma. At that time, she recited, she and Chapman were "waiting for her hus hand to divorce her so they could be married." Mrs. Sivefly declared that twice re cently Chapman had called at her ranch. Owing to the fact that she was living- alone, feared the neighbors might jrossip and consider it would provoke the enmity if her hrothers, who were frequent visitors, she said she told Chapman to leave. Both times, she affirmed, she had great dif ficulty in petting rid of him. Thursday afternoon, narrated Mrs. S'iveily. Chapman appeared unexpect edly. When she told him to leave, she said, he refused and alterntely threat ened her and cajoled her all evening. He was trying to persuade her to go :i\vay with him. hut she persistently declined to leave the ranch. "Finally." Mrs. Siverly told the authorities, "it was agreed that he would go away on the 0 o'clock stage Friday morning." Yet. when Friday morning cam-, she added, he managed to miss the stage and returned to the house. This time she asserted, he flourished a revolver and threatened to kill her and then take his own life. She declared she was in mortal terror of him. About 9:30, the woman went on, she and Chapman were standing upstairs. The dojr barked, and Chapman said: "See who that is." ■ Mn. Siverly said she nun down airs and saw her brother sp| ing. At this moment, she • (^.-iti-l. the report of a rifle vane ant She re fused to go upstairs, begging h< r brother to Me what happened. Christianson corroborated this fea ture of his lister*! story. He deposed that he was between the mail box and the house when the shot was heard, and ran upstairs immediately, discov eringl Chapman's body. Christianson told the coroner he left everything as it was. so thai a complete investiga tion mitflit be made. Pr. Caraon found six rifles and two revolvers on the upper floor of Hit). horn . Sin explained that IN THh WKNATCHEI VALLEY-HOME OF THK pIG RED APPLX—WHSBE DOLLARS (iKOW ON TKKES her brother! often used her home M a hunting lodge. On his return from the scene of the tragedy Friday night. Pr. Carson would not express an opinion of the case He said it was a matter for i coroner's jury to decide. Mrs. Siverly was married and di vorced previous to her marriage to George Siverly, a Lake Wenatchee rancher. The place near Knumclaw j was bequeated her by her mother! about a year ago. Since she anil her husband separated, she had been living alone, except for the occasional visits of her brother, Charles George Christ ianson, and of other brothers. There are no divorce proceedings pending between Mr. and Mis. Siverly. The couple, however, have divided their community property. Chapman was employed as a curloader fur the Old Town Mill Company, in Tacoma. The sheriff's office was making an ef fort Friday night to get in touch with relatives. One feature of the case which the deputies were investigating Friday night was the report that Mrs. Siverly had been going about with a young man lately. It was learned in Enum claw that she and this young man had been seen together frequently. It was said that Chapman was in a jealotll rage the last time he called at her ranch house. Pending further orders from Cor oner C. C. Tiffin, Dr. Corson left Chap man's body just as it was found, sprawled gruesomely between the bed and the bureau of the room in the lonely house near Enumclaw. The prosecuting attorney's office will join with the coroner and the sheriff's office in a further investiga tion Saturday.—Seattle Post-Intelli gencer. A later report says that it was con sidered that Chapman had committed suicide, although Mrs. Siverly was still held, pending further investiga tion. LATER—She has been released. LOCAL YOUNG PEOI'LK ORGANIZE DANCING CLUB A young peoples' organization has recently been effected for the purpose of conducting properly chaperoned dances of a more or less private na ture. The organization has taken the name of "The K. K. Dancing Club," and has adopted a constitution and by laws for its government. There is ;m advisory committee of I'nee mothers, chosen by the active membership, who act as chaperons, and who must be in foitncd in advance of any proposed change in the present constitution and by-laws. The club is not conducted under the auspices of the schools, and a number of young people not attend ing school belong to it, although new members may be taken in only upon an invitation by the active member ship and must agree to the rules and regulations by signing the same. The first dance conducted hy the K. K. Dancing club was given Friday evening in the Masonic hall. About twenty couples enjoyed the fiance to music furnished by some of the boy. themselves. Mrs. Hoxsey, Mr?. Wett stein and Mrs. Featherstone are the chaperons for the season and have the thanks of all the young folks whom they helped to enjoy the evening. The party dispersed promptly at midnight hoping to enjoy many more very pleas ant evenings. Mothers of active members of the club have a standing invitation to st tend any or all dances. LOOKING FOR OWNERS OF FIFTH LIBERTY LOAN BONDS San Francisco, Cal.—More than $41,000 worth of Fifth Liberty Loan Bonds, with accrued interest amount ing to nearly 53.600 is going begging for rightful owners in the Federal Re serve Bank of San Francisco. The bank has had the bonds for over two years, and is anxious that the owners who were given Interim Certificate.", in lieu of the bonds during the first loan, surrender the Certificates at once In exchange for the bonds. At the time of the first liberty loan the actual bonds were not ready for distribution, and Interim Certificates were issued. These, however, bear no interest, so that persons throughout the Twelfth Federal Tieserve District who are holding Interim Certificates should communicate with the Fed< ral Reserve Bank in order that the ex chanjre can be made at once and the in terest accrued on the bonds paid. Tf a subscriber has lo?t the Certificate, the Federal Reserve Bank should be (notified, and. upon request, proced^ to be followed in presenting claim for relief will be furnished. Beautiful line of Christmas (lifts. 25c and up. at Carlmiist's JewwJrv Store. LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON, f ODAY, DECEMBER 19. 1919. NEW HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PLANT TO BE PUT IN THIS SEASON TITMWATEB LIGHT & TOWER CO. Will. BRECT PLANT COMING YEAR SEVERAL TIMES LAR GER THAN PRESENT PLANT. The Echo Is authorized to say that diirinK the coming- year the Tumwater Light and Tower Company of Leaver worth will build a new and up-to-date electric light and power plant several times larger than the present plant which will enable the company to serve this whole community and have a surplus for its future growtfi. No definate plans can- now be out lined, but it is probable that an entire ly new plant will be built below the present one. The matter of a new site has been under consideration for some time. It is hoped that in build ing the new plant the cause of trouble during extreme cold weather may be overcome. This is the clogging of the flume or pipe which leads the water to the water wheel or turbin. On the Wenatchee river and only a couple olher streams in the West a peculiar slush ice forms in the water and upon entering swift water it is made to ad here to whatever solid substance—as jocks or flumes—that it comes in con tact with, and in the case of the flump, scon filling it so full that insufficient water can pass through it. It is hoped that by locating the intake of the flume at a water fall a suction or overdraft may be created which will (any the slush ice away from the in take. It is planned to provide a very large flume so that in the event that the slush ice trouble cannot be over come otherwise, there will still be capacity enough to provide sufficient power at all times. CHIRCH NOTES ST. PAUL LUTHERAN Communion services Monday even ing at 7:J5. —Rev. Lueckel, Pastor. METHODIST EPISCOPAL Sabbath School 9:15. K|>\\orth League 6:30. Topics: "The Christmas Message and the Christmas spirit." Preaching services lla. m. and 7::!0 p. in. Morning topic, "The Christ of the Manger is the Christ of the Throne." Evening topic, "The First Villian of the Christmas Drama." Special Christmas music will be lendered at both services. Let every body attend some church on Christmas Sunday. Win, Hoskins. Pastor. DOINGS AMONG THE RAILROAD BOYS AND GIRLS X. li. Stephens spent the week end < in Spokane. Mrs. Verne Johnson is visiting friends and relatives in Cloquet, Minn. Mrs. Mac Royal, of Merritt, did some Christinas shopping in Leaven worth Monday. C. A. Manthe, train muster oi' Spo kane, qwa! Sunday in Leavenworth on company business. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Smith are enjoy ing a visit from their daughter, Mrs. 1 are Brown, of Raymond, Wn. H. Toreson. muter carpenter, of Spokane, spent Tuesday in Leaven worth in the interests of the company. Miss Frances Martin, third trick operator at Drury, la enjoying a vaca- ' tion in Kverett. She is relieved by j Mrs. C. A. Bradshaw. Trainmaster J. K. Goodie of the CaM-ade division and Trainmaster li' war of the Spokane division, spent Wednesday m Leavenworth. Mr.-. .1. W. Jett came over from Spokane MM days ago to join Mr. .'ett and they will make their home in Learenworth. At present they are at the Barclay.. a few friends, most of whom were] railioad people, gathered at the home of Harry Krondak Sunday evening to plan a Christmas party which will be given in the near future. Mrs. C. J. McClure and daughter, Ruth, returned to Leavenworth from Spokane Monday on No. 1. We are glad to learn that Miss Ruth's health which has been quite poor is improv ing:. BOYS AND GIRLS OE STATE TO STUDY THRIFT IN SCHOOLS TEN WEEKS INTENSIVE COURSE IN THRIFT EDUCATION. COM MENCING DECEMBER 19th TO FEBRUARY 27th. Boys and girls in the State of Wash ington are to learn their A. B. C.'s in thrift and saving during the next ten weeks. Mrs. Josephine Corliss I'res ton, State Superintendent of Pub'.ic Instruction, has just completed prepar ing a ten weeks course in "Thrift"', which will be a part of the regular school curriculum. The lessons will be given once a week. One thousand let ters of instruction, accompanied by an outline of the Thrift course to be given in the schools of the state, have been mailed to the principals and superin tendents of the schools. The spirit of the Thrife course harks back to the days of Benjamin Franklin and simple living. "If the coming generation is to be a useful, helpful, and happy one we must begin to inculcate the first principles o f thrift in these young impressionable minds," says Mrs. Preston. "Extra vagant ideas that run to candy, ice cream, and toys in large amounts in the younger boys and girls; and mo vies, silk hose, and georgette blouses in young high school girls, should not be allowed to run riot. Where is there a better place to instill ideals of simple happy living in the minds of these young people than in the schools ? The lessons are arranged so that the teacher devotes a certain portion of the thrift hour in giving short talk. The pupils then give a certain part of the program and the last twenty min utes of each thrift hour is devoted to the buying of Thrift Stamps. The ten lessons attempt to arouse an interest in the children for the saving of time, talent, health, and money. A brief mie of the course follows: Christmas lesson to he given on De cember 19th. The children are urged to give gifts of Thrift Stamps, to use their gift money received at Christmas lime in purchasing Thrift Stamps, and to earn money during Christmas vaca f ion with which to buy Thrift Stamps. Each child then gives a suggestion as to how to earn money during the vaca tion. The last twenty minutes of the l.our are used for selling stamps. The next letter comes on January 2nd and the keynote of this lesson is Thrift Through Avoiding Needless ex : pense. A new vogue in resolutions will be introduced at this time when each pupil gives a New Years resolu i tion on Thrift. The titles of the other lessons are: "Thrift through the care of body Night Yardmaster Fred Kohls has liecn on the sick list for the past iveek. Conductor Jobson has returned to Lcavenworth from the Wenatcty v- Oroville line. Brakeman W. H. Brown wa:- called to Springfield, Mo., i>y a telegram on account of the serious illness of his rather and left for Springfield on Wed l'esday. Mrs. KUith Pitschow. of Drury, has been enjoying a vacation . most of which was spent in Wenatchee. and with her -ister, Mrs. Martin Roach, of Leaven worth. Engineer .'ohn Calder. of Seattle, was instantly killed when No. 26's ingine jumped the track, broke loOM from the train and was hurled down the embankment, one mile east of Cascade Tunnel, on Saturday, Dec. 13. Fireman Cummins of Seattle, had two ribs broken and other injuru which we understand art not serious, and Fred Lancaster who was riding; on the engine suffered slight injuries only. The cause of the accident has not been determined a.> yet. With the pawrfnj of John Calder the Great Northern loses one of its veteran engineer! and a man well and favorably known by all who knew him. He leaves a wife, three daughters and a son in Seattle to mourn his loss. H. had been run ning into Leaven worth for about twenty-five years and at one time made his home here. He had a wide acquaintance in Leavenworth. and in railroad circles who regret keenly his untimely death. The engine took all the wires in its wild plung and the wireless was the only way we had of fretting information from the wreck. and mind." "Thrift Through Securing and Util izing Knowledge." "Thrift Through Simple Living". "Thrift of Time." "Thrift Through Temperance in Eating and Drinking." ; "Thrift Through Industry." "Thrift Through the Saving of Tii:i ■. i Talent, Health, and Money." The tenth lesson will be in the na | ture of a patriotic and thrift program of the school and community. Some of the topics for discussion, compositions and suggestions which will be used by the children are: Composition on: "Right Living,"' "Why I Buy W. 5.5.," a list of things essential to health and happiness, a schedule given by each child on "When I Work and When I Play." A list given by each child as to what he or she spent money for in the preceding week or month. Reports on "How I Earn My Money and How I Spend It." Sketches of poor boys who became fa mous. These topics will not be discussed by the teacher but by the children under the guidance of the teachers. In case any teacher does nof^ feel able to finance the sale of Thrift Stamps, the postman or mail carrier will be asked to call at the school once a week and sell stamps to the children or a local banker will be asked to finance the sale. This is a very simple course and de cidedly the A. B. C.'s of Thrift Edu i cation, gays Mrs. Preston, but it is the beginning of a more extensive course that this department wishes to see as fine of the most important parts of the school curriculum. An attempt has been m£.de in the first course to com bine theory and practice by dividing up the thrift hour each week into dis cussion and the actual buying of stamps. "My advocating that the children earn a little money in the right way and under the right kind of conditions, they soon learn the value of a dollar. Of course it is not just the purpose of this course to teach Thrift only from a standpoint of saving money but also of saving time, talent and health. ft is hoped that this course will prove an impetus for a spirit of thrift which will sweep the entire state." The dates of the lessons in the schools, to which the parents and pub-; lie will be invited, arc: December 19th, January 2nd, 9th, 16th, 88rd, 30th and February 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. WINTER WHEAT AND RYE The December first estimate of the uera sown to winter wheat in Wash irgton is 919,000 acres. The crop re port just issued by G. S. Ray, Field Agent for the Federal Bureau of Crop Estimates, indicates that this acre age is approximately 100,000 acres less than that of last fall, when 1,021 , -000 acres were planted. This year's acreage is but slightly above the usual area of !>IO,OOO acres. For the LTnited States, the area of winter wheat is 38,770,000 acres, this being a considerable decrease as com pared with the 50,489,000 acres sown ir. 1918. The condition of winter wheat is 84 per cent of normal in Washington, while for the United States the con dition ; s 85.2 per cent. With a consid erable amount of Seeding dune very late, most of the wheat in the State had made but little surface growth before the November freeze. A heavy covering of snow, now quite general throughout the wheat belt of (he state, will be benelicial to the crop. Until spring growing weather is experi enced, however, it will be impossible to determine the damage done by freez ing to the late sown wheat. The acreage of winter rye in the state is hut one per cent greater than in 1918, when 10,000 acres weir sown. The acreage this fall, however, is 107 per cent of that usually planted. In the Big Bend and southern counties, which produce the greater percentage of the rye crop, Adams. Franklin, Lin coln, and Klickitat counties show a slight increase in acreage. The con dition of the crop December Ist was 92 per cent of normal. SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION There will be a meeting of the Leavenworth Sportsmen's association at the City Hall next Monday evening, Dec. 22. Election of officers and a lot of other matters to come before the meeting. L. R. Hart, Secy. A full line of Holiday GoodsLeav enworth Pharmacy. (49*) Large celluloid Kewpie—Special at $1.00, at The Racket Store. (51*) Beautiful line of Christinas Gifts, 25c and up, at CarlquiFt's Jewelry Store. $2.00 PER YEAH ENGINEER JOHN CALDER KILLED IN TOPPLING OVER Of ENGINE 1031 FIREMAN WILLIAM CUMMINGS SUSTAINS INJURIES WHICH WILL LAY HIM UP FOB SOME WEEKS. Last Saturday afternoon us Engi- neer John Calder, of Seattle, formerly of Leavenworth. was bringing train I No. 26 in from Seattle and when about one mile this side of the Cascade tun nel, on rounding a curve the engine left the track and the veteran engi neer was instantly killed. The body was found among the siderods ami wu so crushed that it was scarcely recog nizable. Fireman Wm. Cummings, of Seattle, sustained a severe scalp wound, a puncture under the arm and three broken ribs. It is thought that he will speedily recover. Two oth^r men. Red Lancaster, of Leavenworth. and Lyle Boylbe, of Everett, were on the engine at the time and escaped with minor injuries, although they. M well as Fireman Cummings, we-e taken to the Leavenworth hospital to have their injuries attended to. No one else on the train was injured, the engine and tender being the only part of the train to leave the track. It seems that the track was not even disturbed, a first report that a broken rail caused the engine's derailment being erroneous. The engine was No. lOfJl, and it is said that several others of its class have toppled over in a similar manner, although the Echo knows nothing as to the accuracy of this report. Evidently the engine must have cleared the (rack so quickly that the coupling was twisted off without disturbing the equilibrium of the coach next the tender and the coaches all remained on the track, being brought to a standstill by the automa tic action of the air breaker, for the first members of the traincrew knew of the accident was when the train stopped and it was discovered that the engine was lying besides or near the observation coach. Engineer John Calder was one of tin oldest engineers in the number of years service in service here. He had been on the road between twenty-six and twenty-seven years, and was for merly a resident of this city where all who knew him intimately speak in the highest terms of him as an engineer, a citizen and a man. The remains were brought here and later returned to Seattle, where the funeral \vfcs held on Tuesday, many of his Leavenworth friends attending. He is survived by his wife and four children. FROZEN APPLES MOVED FROM YAK!) Cashmere Record.—A long string of loaded refrigerators filled with apples from Cashmere, Dryden and Peshastin, reported to be 90 in number, were started out eastbound last Sunday. Most of the cars were loaded prior to December 1 and remained for a week without protection of any kind in the extreme cold and below zero weather. That they were thoroughly frozen it the opinion of fruit men, and the out come of this circumstance is awaited by them with no little concern. Fruit men and shippers here do not anticipate any direct loss to themselves by what tiny declare groat negligence on the part of the railroad. Their ex perience, how 'ver, gives them the knowledge that an apple frozen usually deteriorate! very rapidly and finds lit tle favor in the market or with the tiade. and that a large quantity of in ferior trait dumped for quick sale ser iously affects market conditions. They also know the vast amount of red tape and probably litigation involved in the settlement of claims with railroad companies. The condition is one they dc not altogether relish. NOTICE TO PARENTS Parents who have children, not in school, who are six years of age or who will be six years of age on or be fore the twelfth of January, may have them enter the first grade on the above named date, as the second semester will begin at that time. Children who will not be six until after the opening of the second semester can not be en rolled until the opening of the fall session. Children who expect to en roll for the second semester's work this year, must do so at the beginning of the semester. They can not be ad mitted after the new class has been organized and started out in its work. A. T. SUTTON, Supt. City Schools.