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Power ' Craft That Refuses
Stay Upside Down.
RIGHTS AND BAILS ITSELF.
Engine Stops When the Vessel Is Up
set Shuttered Holes In Bottom Let
the Water Out, but Permit None to
Those who saw the tests of O. It.
Ingersoll's self righting and self ball
ing power boat at Governors Island,
New York, the other afternoon almost
were persuaded to believ being shlp
vrrprkp1 wmild he a nleasnre. Thoueh
the craft is large enough to carry fifty
persons, after it was turned keel up by
means of a derrick on board the steam
boat General Johnston, It righted IOself
in five' seconds and bailed itself in
twenty-seven seconds. Moreover, its
gasoline engine stopped automatically
when the boat was keel ut. The test
was made after the boat made a trip
against the tide from Bayonne. Then
It was sent darting around the island.
displaying speed and ability to turn
An army officer who saw the test
said being in such a boat when It up
set would be no more dangerous than
taking a bath. There is no danger of
the provisions and water casks "being
lost toverboard when the boat turns
over, for they are In water tight com
partments. The twenty-five horsepow
er motor is In a water tight Inclosure
in the stem.' Th gasoline tank for the
motor is in the bow. It will hold
twenty-five -gallons and a larger tank
to the bottom of the boat seventy-five,
the total being sufficient to keep the
boat going for twenty-five hours.
The craft is of steel, so there Is n
danger from fire. Between the deck
and keel is a series of horizontal air
tight tubes . in four ,water tight com
partments, bo that the boat might be
rammed and broken at any point with'
out seriously affecting Its ability to
keep afloat. There are eight holes
through the bottom, each with a pecul
iarly constructed shutter, which per
mits water which may be taken aboard
to run out, but none to run in.
One of the features which make It
available for life saving purposes is
its weight The builders of other boats
who attempted to accomplish the same
' thing made them so heavy they conld
not be taken on board a shin. Insrer-
Boll's boat is 30 feet 7 inches long,
' feet G inches wide and 3 feet 8 Inches
deep. It weighs, only 5,800 pounds.
Small boats launched from a vessel in
a storm are often smashed or sunk by
overcrowding. It makes no difference
how the Ingersoll boat Is launched, be
cause it rights itself anyway. It will
sustain three times the weight of all
the persons who could crowd Into it
and hang on the gunwales.
Ingersoll's boats, built on the same
model, have been used by the quarter
master's department of the army sev
eral years. The new feature .recently
demonstrated was equipping one with
power. ' There was no difficulty about
putting a motor in this style of boat.
nor . was it difficult to store the gaso
line where it could not become ignited
j and explode. The problem was to have
the engine stop automatically when
the boat was overturned. If it did not
stop and the passengers were thrown
into the water the craft would leave
them in its. wake after It had righted
itself. Moreover, the rapidly revolving
propeller might cut persons struggling
' upset. The easiest, way to overcome
the difficulty was to let the water on to
the engine, but that would put it out of
commission until it could be cleaned
and repaired. In the type tested the
other day Ingersoll solved the problem.
The test was conducted under the
: supervision of Major Richard Scho-
field of the quartermaster's depart
ment, aided by Captain William H.
Williams, marine expert. With him
were Lieutenant Colonel A. Cronkhit,
an expert in the- artillery corps, and
Colonel I. W. Littell and Captain F. A,
Grant of the quartermaster's depart
ment. They were pleased with the
work of the boat and congratulated
the inventor, who lives in Wilmington,
Del. Aew lork Press.
AFT A BASEBALL DEVOTEE
It's the One Clean Sport, the President
Told His Hosts.
All doubts concerning President
Taft's opinion of baseball were dis
pelled the other day at Pittsburg when
the president said that in his opinion
baseball was the cleanest, the finest
and the manliest sport in all Christen
Baseball appears to me as' the one
clean sport." said Mr. Taft. "There
is no jockeying, ' no flimflamming, no
chicanery, as in some other sports-
horse racing, for instance. I enjoy
baseball. Especially did I enjoy the
magnificent contest between Pittsburg
This indorsement of the national
game was uttered in a general talk at
the residence of T. K. Laughlin, Jr..
where Mr. Taft spent a recent Sunday.
In the discussion the president reiter
ated his dislike for the bunting game.
Several times during the game when
hit meant a run and when the bat
ter was ordered to bunt the president
gave utterances to impatient remarks.
I believe," he said, "they should
hit it out. I like the games where
there is plenty of 'slugging,' I believe
the sporting writers call it."
FLAGPOLE FROM MASTS.
Yacht Constitution's Spars a Liberty
Staff at New York.
Probably no yacht ever had as fine
a memorial (though this is not intend
ed as such) as the Constitution will
have. The steel mast, " topmast and
other spars of that racer, a contender
In the. 1901 trials to select a defender
of the America's cup, were transferred
the other day from City Island to Bat
tery park, New York, where they will
be made into a 175 foot liberty pole.
."The spars were bought by Park Com
, missioner Henry Smith for G0O, their
"original cost having been .$3,000. The
pole will be put up near the sea wall
east of the aquarium.
There has been a liberty pole near
this spot since the Revolution. The
last one was removed when the sub
way was built. ; . . -T
TEST OF MONSTER GUN.
Fired Two Hundred and Fifty Shells a
Minute at Cleveland, O.
An automatic gun throwing 250
shells every minute which was recent
ly tested at Cleveland, O., may revo
lutionize phases of modern warfare.
This gun Is the McCIean-Lissak, the
largest automatic in the world; .
Three pound shells were ' thrown
three and one-half miles out into Lake
Erie at the rate of 250 a minute. The
gun has been contracted for by the
English government and will be used
In guarding the English channel. The
inventor, S. N. McClean of Cleveland,
says that the gun would mow down
an advancing line of infantry. The
three pound shells replaced by canis
ter would throw 100 shots to a load
and 200 loads a minute. The gun is
eleven feet long and weighs 900
pounds. The war car, equipped with
ammunition and a crew of ten, can
travel on ordinary roads at twenty-
five miles an hour, wheel into posi
tion and shoot while the regular ar
tillery is nnlimbering, it is asserted.
CLUB OF OFFICE LOSERS.
"Mutts" of Elgin, Composed of Men on
Wrong Side In an Election.
Disappointed office seekers who sup
ported Mayor Albert Fehrman of El
gin, 111., In the recent municipal elec
tion found some consolation the other
night by organizing the "mutt" club
and talking over the "ifs" and "might
have beens" over the banquet board.
The whims of each "mutt" were in
some measure satisfied by the creating
of a dummy cabinet analogous "to the
municipal heads of departments, to
whiclr the "mutts" were assigned po
Eighteen "mutts," the ones who
thought themselves almost sure of po
sitions, received invitations to the af
NEW CHINESE RAILROAD.
Shanghai-Hangchau Line Chiefly Built
and Run by Chinamen.
The Kiangsu section of the Shanghai-Hangchau
railway In China was
officially opened the other day, a train
bearing a number of officials travers
ing the Shanghai section of the line.
It is expected that through traffic to
Hangchau will be Inaugurated in three
Only Chinese engineers were em
ployed and Chinese capital used in the
construction of the railway, which is
fairly -built. The rails were made by
Chinese. The rolling stock and the
bridges were built by Americans.
THE "COHERENT LIFE" NOW.
Professor Perry Wants Some Idea That
Wjjl Put the Race In Order.
At Boston university commencement
the other day Professor Bliss Perry
spoke on "The Coherent Life."
"We are hearing much about the
simple life and the strenuous life," he
said, "but the ideal iffe is the coherent
life.' The strenuous life doctrine "was
one of the most superfluous gospels
"We need coherent thoughts, some
idea that will beat time for us and
help our ragged human regiment to
march forward in order."
' Searchlights as "Aid For Travelers. .
Two immense searchlights; throwing
their beams vertically into the air' at
night, will be a novel feature of the
nevr passenger station which the Chi
cago iinL .Northwestern1; railway -is
building at Chicago. These wiy be on
the Canal street side of the structure,
over .the Washington and Randolph
street subways,, and will serve to di
rect attention to the station from any
part of the city. - - ' '
Praise For Panama Canal Builders,
Henry Savage Landor, the famous
explorer, who recently arrived in Lon
don after completing a thorough, inves
tigation of the work being done in the
Panama canal zone, said:
"I always had a very high idea of
the American people's ability to ac
complish a big task, but in the matter
of building this canal, so gigantic is- it,
I am all admiration. I was particular
ly impressed with the personnel of the
staff, especially the engineers in
charge of the various sections of the
work. These young army men show
ability and enthusiasm , which,-- I be
lieve, cannot be equaled by any other
.body of. men." v.. -'-, -
.;.," New Kind of Persimmon, t ?
- Professor FranK" Bnshv a'-Harvard
botanist, who recently .returned to his
home in Courtney:, five miles 'north of
Independence. Mo., has' foima; a new
.rcriety of persimmon,-'Hf made the
find on. a recent "tree hunt" in south
em Missouri.-. The fruit of the new
variety is somewhat flattened in shape
and has only one or two seeefs.- Pro
fessor Bush says it is very large and
luscious." ' - r
By GRACE ETHEL WEEKS.
onyrigiit. 1DG9, by American Press Asso
ciation.! ;-' ' .,'enks, a native of Missouri, at
tj .vears of agt lost his" father
and Kiinod thereby a farm. Not und
ing the state big enough for him, he
sold his farm and went 'to Texas,
where he invested the proceeds in oil
territory, of which the Octopus Oil
company kindly relieved , uan ror a
consideration. Zeke took the consid
eration to New York, where he became
a great stock and cotton speculator
;ind by the time he was thirty was
worth so many millions that he didn't
know what to do with them.
Meanwhile Zeke, having determined
to see something beside his own coun
try, went to London, where he kept
house in fine style. Having made the
-ictfuaintance of. several impecunious
noblemen who gave him introductions
(for consideration), it was not long be
fore he found himself a member of the
celebrated smart set headed by t'.ie
king of England. Certain .profes
sional beauties of the British capi
tal, without stopping to consider the
origin of his accumulations, proceeded
to lay plans to transfer as much of
thorn as possible to themselves. A few
preliminary efforts in the way of mod
erate amounts were so successful as to
encourage them to strike for something
Among the reigning belles of that.
season married belles, not young
ladies; the belles of London usuallj
are encumbered with husbands--wa!
Lady Arabella Richmond. Twenty
years before her mother had been so
favorably noticed by the king as to be
unfavorably noticed by some of the
puritanical, families of England. Lady
Arabella had inherited a number of
splendid jewels and when she wished
to crush a rising rival would put them
all on at some aristocratic function.
But unfortunately, the , beauty's ex
penditures being greater than her in
come, she was obliged now and again
to sacrifice a gem, and at the time
Zeke Jenks appeared on the London
social stage she had reached a point
where her stock of jewels needed re
plenishing. Indeed, : without certain
additions her supremacy was in dan
ger. She was among the first to take
up "that unique American, Mr. Jenks,'
who by this time was the talk of the
town. Furthermore, a rival had ap
peared from the American colony in
the person of Miss Lillian Lao, a na
tive of Maryland, whose beauty, de
lightful manners and naturally amia
ble disposition was slowly making her
a favorite. Notwithstanding these ad
vantages Miss Lee could not have ri
valed the highborn . Lady Richmond
had not the latter reached an " age
where even cosmetics failed -to, pre
serve her beauty. The charm of the
whole matter was thatMiss Lee did
not seek to rival any one and was unr
conscious that certain prophets were
whispering that she would be at the
head of the reigning belles at no dis
tant date. ..;,.'"
It was at this time that Lady Ara-
be!lc. was winding her tentacles about
Zeke Jenks. "He had been growing
more and more devoted , and gave ev
ery evidence that he was not only en
raptured with the position he occupied
before the London social world, but
with Lady Bichmond herself. One day
he called upon her at the hour tat aft
ernoon tea to ask a favor.
Desiring, he said, to make some ac
knowledgment to a lady of high social
standing who had graciously accepted
his attention's, he asked Lady Rich
mond to name a gift that would be ac
ceptable. It being obvious that Lady
Richmond herself was to be the recip
ient, she eagerly consented.. She was
however, a trifle surprised at Mr.
Jenks giving her a limit of 5,000. At
the .end of a week's inspection- the
lady gave a jeweler an order to, send
a bracelet set with a single diamond
to the American with the bill, which
amounted to the .limit he "had given
her. Then she waited to receive the
gift from Mr. Jenks, hoping it would
come in time for a function to take
place at Buckingham palace, where
she expected to meet the "chit from
America," as she called Miss Lee, and
to blind her with the sparkle of the
new gem. ' -"
But the gift came not, and the queen
of the belles was obliged "to go to the
palace without it. What was her
chagrin to see It on the wrist of Miss
Lee! Lady Richmond, after saluting
the king and queen, retired and never
again, appeared as the reigning beauty.
The next day she read in a society pa
per the announcement of the engage
ment of the two Americans, Mr. Eze
kiel Jenks and Miss Lillian Lee.
Zeke Jenks married Miss Lee in the
early springtime and instead of seek
ing further social preferment at the
British capital went off to Egypt with
out .even saying goodby to-a number
of persons to whom the husband at
least owed his elevation. But, having
paid well for what he had received, he
did not consider any farewell neces
: Before the next London season came
on Lord and Lady Kichmond appeared
In the divorce courts. -; One of the
charges against the wife was that she
had sunk 1,000 in a bracelet which
she had never received. It came out
that when Zeke Jenks had asked her
to select a gift, supposing It was for
her, being limited to 5.000 and covet
ing a bracelet worth 6,000, she had
directed the jeweler to send Jt to Mr.
Jenks with a bill for 5.000, charging
her wUh the remaining 1,000. The
Londoners found this item more deli
cious than certain scandalous features
connected -with the trial. . n
" Meanwhile Mr. and Mrs. Jenks were
on the ocean returning to America.
840 acres, 1 1-2 miles from Summit.
700 acres fenced in five pastures run
lning water between each pasture, fair
buildings, 72 bearing fruit trees-will
eas e 5 years straight. Also have for
sale 220 goat& and 4 good Jersey cows.
- D. F. Young.
203 N. 14 St., Corvallis.
Money To Pay Warrants
Notice is hereby given that there is
money on hand to pay General Fund
Warrants endorsed to November 22,
1904, and all endorsed street warrants.
Interest will stop on same from this
date, June 5, 1909,
Z. H. Davis,
6-5-10-17 City Treasurer.
Daily Gazette 50 cents per month
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