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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (June 1, 1879)
THE WEST SHORE.
A TII1KTY KIVK THOUSAND DOLLAB
Our illustration on this page shows the head
n( not of the highest prioed cows which aver
111ml umlrr the hammer of the auctioneer.
Mhe m the l(Kh Duubnes of (iencva, and waa
of the famoiM New York Mills' herd of Short
Hi. tin. owned by Waloott A Campbell. Thii
eow waa aold, in 1H7.1, for KkVOOU, to the sfsaal
of Karl Ihwlive, anil waa by him taken to K11
glawL The sals, on the whole, waa one of the
moat remarkaMe ever held. Amid the wildcat
A DaMOMI Kstkhphiie. A great engi
neering work, now in conric of eiecntion is the
lighthouse ol Ar-nien, on a rock beyond the Isle
of 8ein, off ( ape Kiniaterre, (Und'a End), Brit
tany, western France. In 181)0 a commisaion
waa aiHiiuteil to inquire into the possibility of
constructing a lighthouae at this point, where
the currents were ao tremendoui that even in
the calmest weather they cauee a very heavy
sea in certain directioua of the wind The rock
ia of hard gneiaa, from 40 to 50 feet in length
ami about ft in lireadth. The preliminary work
waa done by llihermen of the lale of Sein, whoae
familiarity with these waters enable them to
reach the rock when no one else could. Their
The Somi African Cabli. The telegraphic
cable to connect the European and A.I.TL ,.
graphic systems with Cape of Oood Hope will
be 4,000 miles long, extending from the Hed
Sea cable, at Aden, around Cape Guardafui and
along the cast coast of Africa to Port Natal,
where it will make a junction with the present
land line to Cape Town. The cable will be laid
along the coast, the depth being moderate along
that side of the continent, and the facility for
repairing possible breakages haa been carefully
ascertained. The cable will touch at Zanzibar,
Mozambique, 8ofala, Delagoa Bay, and thence
to Durban as the submarine terminus, from
which point the land telegraph becomes avail-
A THIKTVMVK THtHSAXD DOLLAR COW- THK TKNTH DUCHK88 OK OKNKVA."
scataMt m . , iu hU Dwdms el liea
art, was bed up .UU0. Thai hick tance
was .tiajiapsrt it is believed. h MM W
Fxusaare nto Coal IWdewd caal is
trasaW -ita alsrv ad, or ,t ltrmW ,y
"1-si.lf.wvaaA Thoa a rwtM
af the oeal wUl Wlrw ia eautasw or eerbtaaeea
ikk- T" Ui how, .ucav A
maas, as a pswirt. TVs hretra alkansw eolau
aay WeZfeaswd liT " IT"
' - "ii-ruinnj oneroi. lor two
r- "H cork beau, to rat oat of their
boat, aad lie apoa the rock, which thev clutched
With m hu. k.L l 1 l . . .
- -. noiea a I inter-
y " wit tax other Meanwhile
uwy r covered ,U spray, aad sotnatimes
mmm by a hoat. i
L T ' V1 oi could Uacoou-
piaAad, aaW i kola Um Mll VMr w
hasse wwro made. Ia ItaaSa Um building was be.
Plfr " feet above Ota
i-L J " ' o he about 90
lews. JfaW.rt.rvr tmd RmMrr.
MlaVh WsVa iVaw
aMe to complaU the circuit to Cap Town.
The cost of constructing and laying the cable ia
estimated at $7, MO, 000. The line from Durban
to Zanzibar ia to be finiahed in July, and the
whole cable by the middle of November.
Iwroyuiinti IX tux Steam Kama.
Daney statea that future improveeaeat of the
steam engine must be in the direction ol -
ng the following defects: The ureecat small
ranges of temperature, the waaU of heat by lav
heating and cootufcj ol
I refiaery. prodac-
sa. while the
, ...Ml , UH WWW
dun on, the too ready beating
the cylinders and putoaa, and
putoaa, aad merhaaisal in
Tmi averagw weeaJy ahtaauMt of
irosa nostoa to Europe u about 300