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ARE THE COEUR D'ALENE
OFFICERS HOLDING CONVICT?
NORTHPORT, Wash., March 3.—
(Exclusive Dispatch to-The Press).
—That an alleged escaped convict
by the name of Wilcox, wanted
here as an accomplice of George
Pepoon, held for the murder of his
wife, is being kept in secret cus
tody by the authorities of Coeur
d'Alene, Idaho, in a hope of secur
ing a large reward for his appre
hension, is the prevalent belief in
Northport today. Information is de
clared to have been secured that
the Coeur d'Alene police captured
Wilcox last September, shortly
after Mrs. Pepoon" was murdered,
and about the same time that Pe
poon was arrested here, suspected
of the heinous crime.
The Stevens county authorities
worked up evidence at that time
■which pointed a finger of suspicion
upon both the murdered woman's
husband and Wilcox, who is now
hadly wanted. Pepoon was taken
to Colville, the county seat, yester
day, where he will be held for two
weeks pending the filing of a new
charge; then he will be arraigned
for preliminary hearing on. the
charge of wife murder. So far he
has been kept in custody under sus-
Kirkpatrick will arrive in North
port this afternoon for the pur
pose of collecting further informa
tion in the famous case, and dur
ing his visit it is likely that he will
prepare the papers giving Mrs.
W. D. Wolcott, the murdered wom
an's mother, the custody of Pe
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WALLA WALLA, March 3.—
Flood conditions are much im
proved today, and while the creeks
are still high the danger Is past
and the waters are receding. Mill
creek Is within Its banks today and
tSe danger stage is over with small
damage done by the water. Snow
is still melting rapidly in the hills,
hut It is not thought there will be
any serious trouble. The Northern
Pacific reports all lines open.
FLOODS IN THE
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
LEWISTON, Idaho, March 3.—
Although the flood situation in the
Inland Empire is somewhat re
lieved today there are still com
munities that are threatened with
destruction, and in places the water
Is still rising. Railway operations
are still suspended and will be for
several days. Bridges on all the
lines leading out of Lewiston are
washed away, frequent slides are
reported, tunnels are blocked and
considerable portions of track are
in many places out. Both the Snake
and Clearwater rivers continue to
rise, the former having risen three
feet since daybreak and the latter
is thick with floating ice cakes.
(United Press Leased Wire)
CHICAGO, March 3—Chi
cago's well known thorough
fare, State street, may be re
named "Roosevelt street." in
honor of the former president,
if Alderman Otto .1. Novak car
ries out his intention of call
ing on the city council to
change the name of the street,
as he insisted he would do to
Friday, March 4
1:30 P. M.
We have some very attractive bargains to
offer. A chance to furnish your house at
your own prices.
Complete Home Furnishers
37 Main Avenue. . Phone 4818.
' -F R O m ; ■ 1
WILL TAKE WEEKS TO
DIG THEM OUT
is still far beneath the shovels of
The railroad company's official
list of the passengers and em
ployes on the trains are 102. Of
these, 29 have been positively ac
The railroad is making another
attempt to get a train to Welling
ton today, it left Everett at 10
o'clock his morning wlh newspaper
men, supplies, more doctors and
nurses. "No newspapermen have
yet reached the scene.
EVERETT, Wash., March 3—"l
was tinder my engine five hours.
It was snowing hard and piling Up
around my head and hands, whicn
were free. Twice I gave up and
said. 'It's all off,' and then the res
This was the story of Fireman
F. A. Rates, on the engine of train
No. 27, the mail train, who reach
ed here today from Wellington.
"I don't believe more than 30 are
dead," said Bates, "but It's hard to
tell. Everything is covered with
s now. When I left they had found
M. E. Gilmore, brakeman on a
rotary plow, managed to escape
and reached here today. He reports
the death of E. H. Lindsey, his con
ductor. Ray L. Forsythe of St.
James, Minn., and B. S. Duncan of
Chippewa Falls, Minn., also es
Until wire communications are
opened with Wellington the com
plete story of the calamity that has
overwhelmed three trains of the
Great Northern cannot be obtained
in this city. A number of crews of
linemen are headed toward the
scene of the disaster with all pos
sible speed, repairing the wire as
they proceed, and the office of the
general superintendent here it Is
momentary expectation of getting
the lines of communication opened.
400 RESCUERS FROM HERE.
A crew of 400 laborers were dis
patched to the Cascades from Spo
kane last night to aid in the work of
digging out the buried trains and
obtaining a complete list of the
dead. It may take several days be
fore the facts are all obtained, as
the trains were swept over the
mountain side into a gulch 1500 feet
below and covered with hundreds of
feet of earth and snow.
The last official word from the
scene of the wreck was brought by
courier yesterday afternoon from
over the mountains, after a tramp
of nine miles through the snow.
Another message is expected in the
same way this afternoon, as this is
the only means of communication
available until the telegraph lines
The official figures received at
Great Northern headouarters here
show that thus far eight passengers
and nine railway employes are
known to be dead and 38 passen
gers and 29 railway employee miss-
with the probability that all of
the nvssing are dead.
The extent of the calamity has
overwhelmed the railroad officials.
There is no effort being made to
cover the facts and as rapidly as in
formation comes through it is given
to tile public, the officials state.
All of y sterday the local offices
of the Qreat Northern were be
sieged with requests for Informa
tion as to the fate of R. M. Barn
hart, former prosecuting attorney,
and C. S. Eltinge, assistant cashier
of the Traders' National bank of
this city. At 5 o'clock last night
the word came over the wire that
Barnhart was among the known
dead and that Eltinge is among the
missing and is supposed to have
lost his life.
RAILROAD NOT LIABLE?
As to the question of liability it is
believed by attorneys for the Great
Northern that the railroad is not
liable; that the disaster conies un
der the classification known as "an
act of God." against which all the
precautions of the railroad would
be of no avail. There may be cir-
cmnstances in connection with the
disaster that will operate against
the claim of the railroad when all
of the facts are known.
Seattle undertakers have been
rushed to the scene of the wreck ;
and will embalm the bodies of the
Victims as rapidly as they are j
brought to the surface.
R. M. Barnhart, killed in the
Great Northern landslide in the
Cascades, was 4,1 years old and had
served Spokane county four years
as prosecuting attorney and two
years as a deputy in the office. He
was one of the most promising
young attorneys at the local bar
and was mentioned prominently in
connection with a place on the su
perior bench two years hence. He
is survived by his wife and a son
five years old. Barnhart is widely
known over the county and his
death has caused a shock.
C. S. Eltinge, the Spokane banker
reported among the missing, was
about 50 years of age and is sur
vived by a wife and five children.
Mr. Eltinge was cashier of the Trad
ers' National bank for a number of
years and later vice president, hav
ing recently resigned active con
nection with the institution to look
Miss Catherine O'Reilly of Spo
kane, reported missing, is a nurse,
26 years of age, having graduated
from the Sacred Heart hospital six
years ago. Her former home was
New York city.
Mrs. M. A. Covington of Spo
kane, among the missing, is the
mother of Rev. M. A. Covington,
superintendent of the Washington
Home Finding society, which has
an institution In Ross Park. She
was on her way to Seattle to cele
brate her golden wedding.
SAD FATE OF
Great Northern railway people
here deplore the sad fate that has
overwhelmed the Starrett family.
About a month ago Starrett, a well
known railroad employe, while
about to step from his train in the
Hillyard yards, was run down by
another train and killed.
After the burial of her husband
and the closing up of her affairs
Mrs. Starrett and her children left
for her old home at Chemanius,
B. C. She was caught in the Cas
cade wreck and two of her children
(By United Press Leased Wire)
KALAMA, Wash., March The
Columbia river is still rising today
and is now within three feet of
the high water stage reached last
June.' The stream is lull of float-
j ing logs and debris. The Cowlitz
liver boom is reported to have
Kone out. and with it several mil
lion feet of logs, which are on their
way to the sea. The delayed pas
senger trains, whlah were held
here two days, have all pulled out
lor Seattle, and may get through
There has been no through trains
from the Sound since Monday
John B. Watson, official auditor
of the city of Calgary, Alberta, Is
in Spokane today to cause the ar
rest of George EC. Wilson, a young
man who is accused of embezzling
$68.-> from Watson on real estate
sales which he transacted for Wat
son in Calgary recently. Watson
followed the alleged embezzler
from Calgary to Spokane and yes
terday placed a local "Sherlock
Holmes" on Wilson's trail, but the
sleuth went to sleep on his job and
let his man get away.
Wilson 1b 28 years of age and
dresses well. He registered at the
Spokane hotel recently but did not
take a room. He is said to have
wealthy relatives here. It is also
alleged that other serious charges
are facing him in Calgary now.
KLONDYKE TOWN BURNED
(By United Press Leased Wire)
DAWSON. Y. T., March 3.—Half
of Grand Forks, a famous creek
metropolis of the Klondyke, is in
ruins today from a fire starting in
the Grand hotel, once notorious as
a dance hall and gambling resort.
The telephone building, Orr &
Turkey's stage building and a num
ber of smaller shops were destroy
ed with the hotel.
MOB LYNCHES NEGRO.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
DALLAB, Tex., March 3.—Allan
Brooks, a negro, accused of assault
ing a two year old white girl, was
taken from the courtroom by a
mob, which stormed the courthouse
during bis trial today, and was
At least 2000 men participated in
|he summary dispatch of the negro.
THE SPOKANE PRESS,-THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1910.
Married on October 7, 1909, less
than two months had elapsed be
fore Ella Downey Introduced Jack
Dupont, a "brother," to her hus
band, and on December 26 the pair
skipped to parts unknown. A di
vorce complaint filed this morning
tells the story.
Styling his wife's actions as "per
sonal indignities," Downey states in
the complaint that about December
1 Jack Dupont was introduced to
him as his wife's brother, and that
the couple were together the
greater part of the time, particu
larly when the husband was away
ABANDONMENT THE CHARGE.
Joseph Ratta was granted a di
vorce from Emma Ratta this morn
ing, the husband alleging desertion
for six years and the wife failing to
appear in her own behalf.
COULDN'T LIVE TOGETHER.
Despite the efforts of friends and
attorneys to reunite Mr. and Mrs.
L. Ludden, a divorce was granted
Mrs. Ludden this morning on the
grounds of incompatibility. Their
disagreements became chronic and
after several efforts to live to
gether, both decided that the task
was an impossible one.
I C O NTI NUED |
FRO M j
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PEOPLE ARE MISSING
and business houses swept far from
their original sites—these are some
of the general features of the flood
that has devastated Colfax. Today
the waters are receding and the gi
gantic task of rehabilitation has be
gun. It is impossible to give a close
estimate of the damage, but it will
not run less than $10.0,000. ■ •
Fed by melting snows In t the
mountains and heavy rains, Spring
Flat creek, from a tiny brook Tues
day morning, became a roaring,
ever widening torrent Tuesday
night. Wednesday morning Its bed
encompassed the entire city and
during the day dwellings, business
houses and everything movable
bobbed about upon the rushing wat
ers like corks. As the waters re
cede this morning Colfax citizens
find it difficult to recognize the
ALL BRIDGES OUT.
Every bridge in the city went out
except the street bridge of the O.
R. & N.. one. bridge belonging to the
Inlnnd Railroad Co. and two bridges
in the north part of town. All the
buildings on the south bank of the
South Palouse river are thought to
have been wrecked. The Inland de
pot was floated from its founda
tions and lodged near the O. R. &
X. depot, two blocks away. The resi
dence district from Lake street east
is in ruins. Floating residences
jammed against each other and
were crushed into splinters.
Several persons were forced to
remain on top of buildings until res
cued this morning and many nar
rowly escaped death.
Intense suffering Is reported
among some of the more destitute
refugees, but. every effort is being
made to relieve their condition by
persons residing on the higher
ground, whose homes were not
reached by the water.
ELECTRIC SYSTEM WRECKED.
The electric light system is
wrecked and it will be several days
before it can be repaired. In the
meantime, the city will be In dark
ness. The entire water supply is
also cut off. Railroad tracks have
been washed away and wagon roads
have been obliterated. Except for
one telephone wire the city Is with
out outside communication.
The exact number of persons
missing is not definitely known to
day, but it is believed that when th e
flood has subsided and order has
been brought out of the chaos that
now exists, it will be found that
several persons have been drowned.
MESSAGES OVER PHONES.
The Western Union received the
following order today:
Commencing at once, you are au
thorized to accept telegrams from
bona fide telephone subscribers
over the telephone, to be charged
to the party for collection on the
first of each month. Care must be
taken to record the party's address
and the telephone number, and
these to be verified from the tele
Jack —See personal column. Bess.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
OLYMPIA, March 3.—The mys
terious North Coast Railroad Co.
has filed amended articles of in
corporation with the secretary of
state, announcing its purpose to
build and operate the following
From Seattle to Spokane, 350
miles, through the counties of King,
Pierce, Lewis, Yakima, Benton,
Franklin, Adams, Whitman and
Spokane, with a branch from the
line in either Benton or Franklin
county, 75 miles to Walla Walla;
branches from points on the line
in Adams county respectively to
Eureka Junction, Davenport and
Wilsoncreek, and from Spokane
southeasterly to Tekoa and thence
to Lewiston, Idaho.
11l THIS COUNTY
One bridge, one concrete culvert
and one fill are reported as washed
away in this county by the floods
and snowslides of the past few
days, while other reports as to the
loss of bridges are expected by En
Bridge No. 23, the structure
which spans Rock creek at the en
trance to Hangman creek, was
washed away yesterday morning.
This "Skidoo" wooden bridge was
condemned two years ago and
plans have been prepared for a
!?2500 steel structure to take its
The Rockford road fill, one mile
north of Mica, which cost the coun
ty $1500, was washed away, the
pipes which under ordinary cir-
cumstances carry the water
through the fill in the gully prov
ing woefully Inadequate to the
task imposed upon it by the flood.
A concrete culvert in Peone
township, 10 miles northeast of this
city, is also reported as washed
away. The loss is estimated at
The police are on the still hunt
for Dora Dempsey, a 15 year old
girl who ran away from the Chil
dren's home last Tuesday night.
The runaway was reported to the
officers by M. C. Covington, super
intendent of the institution. Dora
took a silk waist with her when
Announcing that an estate has
been left to Tom Speak, formerly
a motorman working for one of the
local streetcar companies, James
P. Speak of Harrodsburg, Ky., has
written to Chief of Police Sullivan
for information regarding the
whereabouts of the legatee.
Othello Is the most promising young city In the Weßt today. It offers opportunities for the investment of small amounts of
money in city and near-by property, not to be found In any other city.
Othello is the center of the famous Rig Bend region, and has the same soil for fruit-growing as Is found In Wenatchee.
Othello Highlands, the name given to the richest and best fruit section in the district, have every Ingredient of soil and every
influence of temperature and elevation found at Wenatchee.
Othello is also a great manufacturing city, owing to its remarkable shipping advantages. Othello is the divisional point of
the Milwaukee railroad, and It is also the junctional point of the main line of the road east and west, and the new lino, now about
to be built, north and south.
Othello offers opportunities for almost every line of business, professional or tradesman. It offers opportunities for the? in
vestor, for the capitalist and the manufacturer.
We have large holdings of land in Othello. We could, If we wanted to he a "dog-ln-the-manger," hold this land and let the
city grow up around us, as it would surely do. But we know that the broad-minded and therefore the bust way to build a city is
to give others an opportunity to profit with us, and not to try to monopolize everything.
For this reason we will sell a part of our holdings at reasonable—even very low —prices to people who wish to help In up
building the city and act for the best interests of all concerned.
We want people who appreciate a good, clean city—a place where good streets, good lights, good water, good homes and good
citizens live and like to live.
For this Is the kind of a city Othello will be, even though If will be the homo of hundreds of men who work In the factories,
in the railroad shops, in the flour mills, in the slate works, in the brick yards, In The wholesale houses and in the many mercantile
But Just now what we want to do is to advertise Othello. We want every man, woman and child in the Northwest to know
about this fast-growing city. We want you to talk about Othello. Somehow or other, though, our sales managers, our officers and
directors and our newspaper friends, have failed to write an advertisement which has done Justice to this city and its opportun
ities, So we are having a great PRIZE CONTEST.
In this contest we will give away free AN ACRE OF FRUIT LAND AT OTHELLO HICHLANDS, A BEAUTIFUL BUILDING
LOT IN OTHELLO AND EVEN OTHER PRIZES OF THE VALUE OF $6,000.
This contest will close Monday evening, March 7. If you do not know all about It, call at our offices at ouco—don't wait—
and secure full particulars. All you have to do Is to write uS a short story or advertisement on the Bubject
WHY I SHOULD INVEBT IN OTHELLO.
We do not want any attempt at technical composition. We want a natural, unaffected story, such as some person who has had
no experience in writing stories or advertisements will write for uh, offhand.
The men who will act as Judges of the contest are all prominent newsi>epcr men of this city. Their pictures are publlshod
herewith. They will decide which letters are entitled to the valuable prizes. Write your story. Do It NOW. There Is no ex
pense whatever attached to entering this contest, in any way. You do not have to buy anything or pay anything. All we want
1* the best little story or advertisement we can get, and we are willing to pay well for it.
Address all communications In the contest to the Contest Department.
OTHELLO IMPROVEMENT COMPANY
A. P, MEAKER, Manager
mm to join
THE BIG STRIKE
(By United Press Leased Wire)
PHILADELPHIA, March 3— A
general strike of union laborers in
this city, to be effective at midnight
tomorrow, was proclaimed at 2
o'clock this morning by the Central
Labor union of Philadelphia. Ac
cording to the.ultimatum, the lead
ers declared would be issued today
if the officials of the Philadelphia
Rapid Transit Co. reconsidered
their determination not to arbitrate
before tomorrow evening the strike
will be rescinded.
The leaders estimated more than
100,000 working men and women
w-ould heed the order.
GIRL AND BOY SENT
TO REFORM SCHOOL
Lydia Huber, 16 year old incorri
gible, and Jesse Sylvester, 17 year
old youth with the same charge
preferred against him, • were com
mitted to the Chehalis training
school yesterday afternoon by
Judge J. D. Hinkle.
Take Off the Fat
Where It Shows
Most women suffer much humili
, ation because of great quantities of
fat, so located that, no matter how
they dress, everybody sees that
they are abnormal. This is the day
of the slender figure, and fat
women are simply not tolerated
either in business or social affairs.
. Women may not know it, but men,
when they see a fat woman pass
them on the street, make all man
ner of sympathetic remarks about
her. They do not mean to be un
kind or to seem unmanly, but It is
natural for a man to dislike fat on
a woman. Where fat shows the
most there is where it must be re
moved, and as quickly as possible.
The hot weather dresses seem to be
made for the fat woman's misery
and the slender woman's delight.
They expose all the charms of
women and her ugliness as well.
Exercise and diet will not remove
fat. This has been proved. The
famous Marmola prescription which
has met with such phenomenal suc
cess and has so many of our society
women as its sponsors, it now being
sold in tablet form to meet the de
mand of the public for this style of
I treatment. These little tablets go
into your system just like food.
They stop the stomach and diges
tive apparatus from producing fat
i and reduce the fat upon the body
lat the rate of from 12 to 15 ounces
i a day. They are harmless and can !'
:be carried in your purse and taken
! even after you have indulged In a
hearty meal away from home. They
[are sold at all drug stores at 75
[cents a case, or If you prefer you
I may write the Marmola Co., 1140
I Farmer building, Detroit, Mich. 1
On the New Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
PASSENGERS ON ORI
ENTAL LIMITED HAD
Railroad officials and passengers
on the wrecked Oriental Limited,
the crack train of the Great North
cm, are marveling today over the
small loss of life that occurred
when the train was destroyed by
encountering a rock slide at Milan,
this county, yesterday afternoon.
The engine and five cars were
Wiped out by the collision and fire
that followed, while the loss of
life was only one man, the fire
man, Edward Miller of Hillyard.
Meal Time Is Gas Range Time
Not necessary to
start the fire an hour
or two ahead of time
COOK WITH GAS
Don't carry coal and
ashes and spend your
energy over a coal or
GAS IS BEST and
just as economical.
Gas Lt. Co.
Salesroom Open Until 9 p. m.
411-412-414 Hutton Block, Spokane, Wash.
who was killed by striking the
fallen rock in leaping from the en
gine. None of the dozen or more
other Injured are seriously hurt
and all but six have left the Sacred
Heart hospital In this city this
morning. Alonzo Carle, the engi
neer, who waß at first reported dy
ing, has recovered from the shock
and will be out again soon.
Miss Miriam Rogers, aged 60, a
nurse, of Anacortes, Wash., is the
heroine of the wreck. She took
personal charge of the care of the
injured before the coming of the
lelief train and guided the willing
passengers who engaged in the
work of rescuing the Injured. The
whole train was saved by being ,»
shoved from the burning cars by
the passengers under the direction
of Conductor B. S. Robertson.
Sinton The Tailor
228 RIVERSIDE AYE.
A Proper Tailored Fall Suit at a