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 - sec- Si- TELL OF THEIR E Redlands Men Who Knew...
sec- Si- TELL OF THEIR E Redlands Men Who Knew Cowie as Everett, on Witness Stand Lives of James V. Cowie of Fergus Falls and Francis J. Everett of Red-lands Red-lands Red-lands were legally welded yesterday with the exception of a gap of three years that Is vital to Mrs. E'erett's claim for 11Z00 Insurance when Attorney Attorney C. E. Chapman and AV. f. Hill of Redlands, who knew Cowie a'-,d a'-,d a'-,d Everett Everett and that they were the same man, testified on the witness stand regarding regarding the strange dual life. Although for many years the two men knew of Everett's tragic secret, the grave had closed over him before they told of the past. Although it has not developed In court, the solving of the mystery came about through the chance meeting of another Fergus Falls man by Everett on the streets of Redlands a short time before his death. Everett exacted a promise that he, too, would keep his secret. When this man, however, after his return to Fergus Falls, heard of the death of Everett, iio let it be '.tnowji that James F. Cowie, who had not been heard from for a quarter of a century, had gone U- U- his last resting pln-e, pln-e, pln-e, and that his grave was marked wlt.i the name Fra'icis J. EverHt. Attorney Chapman Is the only mar. known who talked with Everett about the days when he was Cowie, a id de tails of his life s tragedy, but all that Everett had told him was not "elateil by the attorney yesterday. With the permission of the court he declined to respond to certain questions on the grounds his relations with I.verett were that of attorney and clien'.. -i -i urgeu mm. 10 go oacK anu -ee -ee his mother and his children," said Attor ney Chapman. "He mentioned d'vorce to me, but along the line that he hal thought Mis. Cowie. had secured a di vorce. 'Did he teii you Mrs. Cowie had grounds for drvorce?" questioned At torney Stephens for the Insurance com pany. 'I prefer not to answer that ques tion; it was a confidential conversation," conversation," responded the witness. Attorney W. E. Byrne, for Mrs. Ev erett, confined his cross examination to the information from Chapman that Everett had never told him that be hal or had not secured a divorce. Chapman said Cowie was an attor ney, member of the firm of Clapp, Woodard and Cowie. The senior member member of the firm is U. S, Senator Moses E. Clapp of Minnesota. Mr. Bill, prominent Redlands real estate man, had never discussed with Everett the days when he was Cowie. 'Cowie was a brilliant young attor ney, well dicsseu and talented, when I knew him at Fergus Falls. When 1 was first introduced to him in Red-lands Red-lands Red-lands in 1S98, he was painting his barn and dressed in overalls. I did not ree- ree- nize him. "When 1 walked bark to my buggy, remembered where I had seen that iccullar little smile. Everett wa? Cowie. I never discussed the rast. I de cided nothing was to be gained, that Everett was living an honorable life and married and received by the reople of the city. "I talked with him many timas. He knew who I was. I knew who he was. but we did not talk of the past. No word passed between us and I talked with no one else. Once I told him o some happenings at Fergus Falls, as matter of news, but we did not men tion the past." The deposition of Mrs. Cowie, telling of the disappearance of her hus'.'and in 890, was read to the jury. The insurance company, occupied most of the day with testimony reardlne the nature of Everett's duties, for an other defease against ihe payment of the $7500 policy, is the claim ho was not superintendent and was engaged in duties that were hazardous. The testimony testimony of members of the water company, company, however, indicated that what labor labor Everett did was of small detail, work that the plaintiff contends was nothing but that any superintendent would do rather than employ a I.iborer to do. I.. R. Lothrop, county road commis-ioner, commis-ioner, commis-ioner, was subpocned yesterday by Mrs. Everett. He knew Cowie of Fer gus Falls and had been a guest at th" Cvcrett home, .but never recognized that Everett was Cowie. ACQUAINTANG WITH HIE , mixed of mixed of for her the Dow Rev. at are so-called so-called .5

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  1. The San Bernardino County Sun,
  2. 24 May 1917, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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