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THE 3IORXTN(J OREGOXEAX, FRIDAY, JTJXE 23, 1905.
CENTER OF OREGON
Land of Buttes, Dead Craters
and Sandy Plains.
HAS MANY LEVEL VALLEYS
Professor Russell Describes Great
Central PJaln of Oregon, Through
Which Deschutes River Makes
Rich, Beautiful Valley.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. "Wash
ington, May 28. Central Oregon has been
under exhaustive study - by Professor
Israel C. Russell, of the Geological Sur
vey, and the report of his observations,
when printed, will present many facts not
generally known, but which ought to be.
Compared with other parts of the coun
try. Central Oregon has been little ex
ploited and little Is known of It. Profes
sor Russell's report will make his read
ers more or less familiar with the country
he traversed. The following summary of
his report Is given out by the Geological
One of the least known sections of the
I'nlted States is Central Oregon. The
relief of surface, in this section presents
well marked contrasts, ranging from
nearly level feature surfaces of the desert
valleys, where the general elevation is
about 4000 feet, to the rugged snow
clad summits of the Cascade Mountains,
the highest of which. Mount Jefferson,
reaches a height of 10.350 feet. The con
trast between the region extending 150 or
more miles east of the Cascade Mount
ains, and the great series of peaks and
ridges bounding it on the west Is so
great that the former region, although
actually rugged, seems by comparison
monotonous and lacking in relief of
surface. But for the overshadowing
Importance of the great mountains on
Its western border, however, the cen
tral portion of Oregon would in gen
eral be recognized as monotonous.
Especial consideration was given to
the geology and paleontology, as well
ns to the water resources. Almost in
the exact geographic center of the
state is what is known as the great
1 sandy desert, an extensive tract of
nearly level land which has been
termed sandy on account of the thick
sheet of pumlceous sand and dust that
covers large portions of It. The length
of the desert is In the neighborhood of
150 miles, and its width is from SO to
50 miles. So nearly uniform is the
surface that one might drive through
out its length, and even for a much
greater distance than that indicated
above, without meeting any greater
obstruction than the rugged sagebrush
and. to indicate the aridity of the re
gion, without finding a single water
ing place for men or animals. The bor
ders of this vast tract are indefinite,
as it Is bounded by mountains, both of
volcanic origin and of upheaval, be
tween which He the extensive plains
that unite to form the central plain.
Many Extinct Yolcnnoen.
On the plain Itself there are prom
inent elevations, either standing as
isolated buttes or as groups of hills or
mountains, which are rendered espe
cially conspicuous, because of .the gen
eral smoothness of the isurface from
which they rise as well as by the
steepness, and in some instances the
ruggedness of their sides. The most
common and conspicuous elevations are
due to volcanic eruptions. In travel
ing west from Burns to Sisters a num
ber of the volcanoes were found in the
first half of the Journey, and farther
west a number of ancient craters or
much-eroded volcanic peaks and nu
merous young volcanoes were located.
These young volcanoes are situated
for the most part in the northern part
of Lake County and in the southwest
ern part of Crook County. Their cones,
so recent in numerous Instances that
erosion has not yet broken their crater
r'ms. are so numerous that 50 or more
frequently can be counted in a single
view, while a change of a few miles
in the position of an obsorver brings
perhaps as many more within the
range of vision.
The topography of the whole region
is characterized by the broadness of
its elevations, which are due in a mi
nor way to the presence of eminences
left by widely extended erosion, but
principally to the constructive volcanic
activity. The valleys between the
mountains, buttes, hills, etc., are in
general level floored. Sheets of basalt
which have invaded the valleys and
given them level floors occur widely
throughout this section, and in many
localities form the present surface.
These lava sheets range In thickness
from SO to 100 feet, as an average
minimum, up to probably several hun
dred feet. Following the spreading
out of the volcanic products, both
liquid and fragmental. came a heavy
and widely distributed shower of
. pumlceous fragments ranging in size
from dust particles to masses of high
ly vesicular pumice two to threo feet
In diameter, which still remain on
The plains and mountain ranges in
thickness up to at least 70 feet. This
covering lies on it like a great snow
fall over an extent of several thousand
square miles, particularly east of the
Cascades. It not only has produced
many changes in the minor features,
but on account of its extreme porosity.
Is one of the leading factors control
ing the agricultural value of the count
fry it covers.
Arid Interior Bnsin.
This portion of Central Oregon forms
the extreme northern end, of the great
interior basin, which for so long was
regarded as the insuperable barrier to
"Western development. The portion of
the great basin In South-Central Ore
gon comprises the country west of
Harney and Malheur Lakes and north
of Warner. Albert. Summer and Silver
Lakes, and also about 40 townships
northeast of the Glass Buttes. It is
practically without surface streams,
owing to the small precipitation, the
porous character of the soil and the
fissured condition of the underlying
lava sheets. The entire region shares
in the same general geologic and cli
matic condition: the valleys are occu
pied for the most part by basaltic lava
flows; the surface over broad areas is
composed of loose porous material,
largely volcanic dust and lapilla; the
rainfall is small and the surface
streams are generally absent. A char
acteristic feature of the great sandy
desert and of the adjacent country is
the presenco of eroded valleys and
cones disproportionately large in ref
erence to the weak streams now occu
pying them, and what is even more
conspicuous, the presence in several
Instances of stream channels no longer
occupied by water. These features are
similar to and, in fact, form a part of
the characteristics of the great basin
and of much of the country adjacent to
ltc particularly on the north, showing
that what is now an arid country was
formerly well watered. One -of these
streamless channels has a length of
about 75 miles. Its course is well de
fined, and in certain localities it is
a narrow, steep-sided canyon at least
vSOO or 400 feet deep, cut. In basalt. In
memory. -p( $ht, oldest -tokabltaats
this channel has never been known to
receive sufficient water to form a con
Beautiful Deschutes Valley.
One of the most remarkable streams
embraced in the area investigated is
the Deschutes River, a fine stream of
clear, cool water whloh has its source
on the east slope of the Cascade
Mountains, flows northward, and joins
the Columbia about 15 miles above
The Dalles. The country It drains is
forested and holds several lakes of ex
ceeding beauty, on account of the
clearness of their waters and the pri
meval wildness of the forest-covered
mountains about them. Owing to the
retention of the main tributaries of
the rivers in lakes, as well as the for
est shelter of Its drainage, and also to
the fact that nearly the whole of the
region drained by the head channels
of the river is covered by a thick sur
face sheet of pumlceous dust, which
acts as a filter, in addition to the fea
tures Just described, the Deschutes Is
of special interest to geographers, as
It exhibits certain peculiarities not
commonly dealt with. Although flow
ing from high plains on which precipi
tation varies conspicuously with sea
sonal changes, and where snow melts
rapidly as the heat of Summer in
creases, its volume over a large sec
tion of its course Is practically con
stant throughout the year.
Stream gauglngs over a distance of
50 miles show that the variations in
the height of the river during the year
is not more than eight or perhaps 10
inches where the width is not abnor
mally restricted. "Wooden bridges
which cross the river in this portion of
its course are placed only two or threo
feet above its surface during the Sum
mer stage, and even the amount of
space thus afforded beneath their
floors is determined by the height of
the approaches, and not by the fluctu
ations In the surface levels of tho
water. The reason for the practically
constant volumes of the Deschutes is
mainly because it is bordered through
out a part of its course by cellular
lava, into which Its waters flow when
a tendency to rise is experienced.
The greater the volume of the river
the more efficient this natural subter
ranean spillway becomes. Investiga
tions Indicate that the water which
thus escapes from the river finds Us
way through or beneath the lava and
again comes to light, in part at least,
often at a distance of from 30 to 40
miles from where it disappeared.
ENGINEERS' OPEN BIDS
For Extending Coqullle Jetty and
Repairing Lighthouse Dwelling. '
Major "W. C. Langfelt, United States
engineers, yesterday opened bids for the
extension of the north Jetty at Coqullle.
The bid a which were forwarded to
Washington, were as follows:
John Kiernan U2.3B2
A. K. and A. M. Bontley..... 47,370
A. J. McCabe ...... .J2
Bids were also opened for the making
of repairs to the dwolllng at the New
Dungeness light station on Puget Sound,
Sam McGee. Port -Townsend J518S
Dundon Bridge & Construction Co..
San Francisco 6377
Charles G. Barret. Anacortes 5640
J. A. Fastaband, Astoria C250
Henry A. Cotton, Port Townsend .... 5524
WIMj TAKE LU3IBER TO aiAXILA
Drunicralg Is Chartered by Pacific
The British bark Drum era If; was char
tered yesterday by the Pacific Export
Lumber ' Company to take a cargo of
lumber 'rb Manila. The bark arrived at
Honolulu June 10 with coal from New
castle. N. S. W., and as soon as hor
cargo Is discharged will proceed to this
Tho British steamer Sandhurst, which
was chartered by the same firm to carry
lumber to Taku Bar, is due from .Mo
roran on July
The German ship Christel finished load
ing lumber at the North Pacific mill
yesterday and will leave town In a few
days. She carries- about 1.500.009 feet of
lumber and Is bound for South Africa,
Fast Time Down the Coast,
SAN FRANCISCO. June 22. Special.)
A large fleet of coasters came Into port
today bringing lumber and coal from the
forests and mines of the northern slopes.
The barkentlne Amelia came down from
Gray's Harbor in steamship time, making
the run in three and a half days. The
schooner Dauntless, also from Gray's Har
bor, was not slow, having bowled hor way
from port to port in Just 0 hours. The
barkentlne Planter came down from Port
Hadlock in five days.
Another Steamer In Toledo's Place.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. June 22. (Spe
cial.) The taking off of the steamer To
ledo from the Gray'a Harbor-Portland run
has caused considerable surprise, though
the boat was too small for tho par-son gor
trade. The business promised well, and
it is expected that another vessel of bet
ter accommodations will be put on
New Steamer for Alaskan Trade.
VICTORIA, B. C. June 2-The Can
adian Pacific Railway Company has giv
en a contract to a local company for the
construction of a new passenger steamer
to cost In the neighborhood of J100.CNM.
The new Pteamer will be used In North
ern British Columbia and Alaska trade.
Acme Towed to San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. -June 22. The steam
schooner Acme that was badly damaged
by fire in the harbor at Eirekc about a
week ago was towed to this port today
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. June 22. Ortdlttoa ef the bar
at 5 P. M.. smooth; wind weft, weather
cloudy. Arrived at 4:30 A: M. and left up at
12:30 P. M- German steamer Arabia, from
Hongkong and way porta. Arrived down at
4:30 T. M. Schooners O. M. Xeltegff and
San Francisco. June 22. Arrived at S A. XL
Steamers AureHa, from Portland, and Se
quoia, from Astoria. Arrived Steamer M. F.
Plant, from Coos Bay; barkentlne Amelia,
from Gray's Harbor; schooner Dauntless,
from Grays Harbor; steamer Asuncion, from
Seattle. Sailed British steamer Queen Alex
andra, tor Yokohama.
HIpgo. June 22. Arrived previously
Steamer St. Hugo, from New Trk. via
Singapore. Manila. Shanghai, etc.
Hongkong. June 20. ArrKed previously
Steamer Tartar, from Vancouver, B. C. via
Yokohama. Sailed June 21 Empress of In
dia, for Vancouver. B. C. via Shanghai. Kobe
Yokohama. June 22. Arrived previously
Steamers Belra. from Taoema; Shawmut,
from Tacoma and Seattle for Hongkong, etc.;
Volga, from Ean Francisco.
More Money for Army In India.
LONDON. June 22. Indian Secretary
Broderlck. In presenting the Indian budget
in the House of Commons, said It was his
duty to ask the House to increase the
charge for military service by about $12,
200,000. Oregon Man Takes St. Louis Bride.
ST. LOUIS. June 22. (Special.) A mar
riage license was Issued today to C
Frank Doughton. of Lebanon, Or., and
Cora George, of St. Louis.
Pure Tee aad -Buraett's Vanilla
-are the stisGgt Barttt'p and take so ri
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finding of his gold watch Imbedded in his
charred body. The cases of the watch
had been melted together. They were
pried opea and his name was found en
graved upon the inside. His wife saw the
name and fell in a faint.
The body of Mechlins was Identified by
The first death today of the Injured
was that of H. H. Wright, of the G. M.
Featherstone Foundry &. Machinery Com
pany, of Chicago. Other deaths followed
at Intervals of half an hour or longer
until noon, when the list of badly In
jured had been exhausted.
Thirty pouches of mall were carried
on the train. 20 from Chicago and 10 from
Toledo. Some of the bags were caught in
the flames, but their contents were only
partially burned, and much of the mail
was saved. It was resorted, re pouched
and sent East today.
Fireman Escapes by Miracle.
The wrecked train was making nearly
70 miles an hour w.hen the accident oc
curred, accordlnc to the fireman. Aaron
Gorham, of Norwalk, O., who was badly
bruised. He miraculously escaped death.
"We were speeding like the wind," said
Gorham. "when the engine left the track.
It occurred so quickly that I little knew
what happened until we crashed Into the
Mentor frelghthouse. 1 neither heard nor
saw the engine after that.
"The engine overturned, and somehow
tho tank managed to fall upon me, but
not heavily, and I was sheltered by It. I
lost consciousness from the terrible blow
which I had received upon the head, and
I knew nothing until I was dragged from
underneath the wrecked engine. My es
cape was positively a miracle, since I
did not meet the fate of poor Taylor."
One of the most appalling features of
the wreck was tho burning of the dead
A. P. Head, of London. England, had
inhaled flames and smoke. His tongue
was swollen and his luncs were seared
so that the doctors declared he could live
only a few hours
H. H. Wright, of Chicago, was pinioned
in the train, and was partly extricated
by his own efforts when the flames over
took him and burned him so severely that
ho died later. He was brought to Cleve
land on the relief train. His arms and
head were burned so badly that he was
Mentor, the sceno of the wreck. Is the
home of the widow of the late President
Conductor Alexander Hammond, of the
limited, told his experience.
"I rushed back to the switch immediate
ly after the wreck. It was open and
locked open. I tried it and found that It
worked all right The switch light was
out. Not a wheel had rolled over the
switch since No. 18, the east-bound Chi
cago and Boston train, went through, 45
J. Prior, colored, a porter on the second
car of the train, was --busy preparing
berths for the passengers when he felt
the train leave the main track." He said
he Just went up Into the stir and then
"I fell against a window and broke IU
I crawled out of the window, coming out
uador the underside of the train. When
ever a face appeared at a window I
grabbed for the man and pulled . him
out. All were saved, but I was hurt a
little. My hand was cut and my shoulder
Dying Man Tells His Story.
James H Gibson, of Chicago, a pas
senger on the train, died at a Cleveland
Hospital early today from his Injuries.
Gibson was conscious to within a short
time of his death,, and spoke calmly of
his experience. He said:
"I can toll very little about it, for I lost
consciousness and saw but little of what
occurred after the crash came. I was
seated in the smoker, pretty well back,
and the first realization I had of an ac
cident was when I felt myself suddenly
hurled over the back of the seats and
found myself In darkness among the
struggling and shrieking masses of hu
man beings. There was a frightful roar
ing and hissing of steam, and I seemed
to be stifling in a dense cloud of It, I
crawled about blindly and felt what
seemed to be a window frame. With my
hands I broke a glass and managed to
draw myself through the window.
"There was such a cloud of steara
everywhere that I scarcely knew which
was to run, but I had the Instinct to stag
ger away from the blinding, stinging
steam that I could feel was scalding my
"I must have lost consciousness about
this time, for I have only a confused rec
)lection of people coming to help me
and the impression that my hands and
arms were bleeding where I had broken
the glass. Then I remember nothing more
until I was an board the train coming
A quantity of first-class mail matter
was destroyed by the fire which con
sumed all except the two rear coaches.
The mail was largely composed of
through pouches from the West, destined
for Eastern points.
A score or more of physicians from
Cleveland. Colllnwood, Ashtabula and
Palnesville went to the scene of the
wreck at the request of the Lake Shore
officials. After tho physicians had
treated the injured the latter wcro
placed aboard a special train and
brought to this city, where they were
hurried in 'waiting amublances to be
conveyed to the hospitals.
The scene was terrible. The night
was dark, save for the light from the
blazing- wreckage of the coach that
was crushed and splintered on top of
the engine. Men swarmed about It,
combating the flames with the means
at hand, groping their way through
the blinding, scalding steam that rose
In clouds, hunting for the Injured,
whose piteous cries were such as
chilled the hearts of those who heard
Injured Burned to Death.
There was a small water supply,
and the means at hand for fighting the
flames were pitifully Inadequate, but
the zeal of the rescuers wrought greal
things for the first few minutes. It
was known that a number of injured
were helpless In the wreck, but though
the work was done with frantic haste
and without regard to danger, the
flames gradually drove the rescuers
back, and after 10 minutes of awful
battle the rescuers were driven away
from the blazing combination coach
and the Imprisoned passengers were
Despite all the help, the fins burned
until after midnight, and the last
burned and blackened corpse was not
recovered unVll 1 o'clock.
Pullman Conductor J. J
Pullman Conductor J. J. O'Neill, with
isksjhls lores of. porter .did valiant xoriJtJut ta mymt Mr; rteuUed
In helping: care for taj Injured as they
were taken from the wreck. Bedding,
blankets and sheets were stripped
from the berths of the four Pullman
coaches and used for the relief of. the
Conductor Hammond, who escaped,
stoned the work of res;uo. and led his
fellow trainmen and the less seriously
hurt of the passengers In deeds of xes
cue that were truly heroic.
It was the belief of the men who
were at the scene that those whose
bodies were burned in tha wreck wero
unconscious after the crash. They felt
certain they were able to releaso and
take out of the wreck all of those who
were able to call for help, and thus
help the rescuers locate them. In the
glowing furnace that roared and sput
tered with terrific ferocity It was pos
sible to se a number of tho bodies, but
It was Impossible to get to them until
the arrival of the fire department,
which was able to quench the flames.
"Weird Scene of Ruin.
The scene of the wreck as the res
cuers redoubled their efforts to recov
er the bodies, after the help of the fire
department made their fight with tho
flames successful, was weird and
horrible. A pall of smoke hung over
the wreck, on which the firemen were
pouring great streams of water. Res
cuers with lanterns groped through thi
smoke and steam and spared no efforts
to get to the bodies.
Despite all this, the condition of the
bodies was such as to make identifica
tion almost impossible. One body was
recovered with the bead mlsslnsr- The
clothing was gone from the body, and
there was only the smallest chance of
a successful Identification. The bodies
were placed on a special train and hur
ried to Cleveland.
At 1 o'clock the body taken from the
wreck was thought to be that of New
ton "Walters, of Hamburg-. N. T.. who
was baggagemaster of tho train. Tho
Identification was not complete.
Officials of the road started an in
formal Investigation immediately on
their arrival. . They could not under
stand why or how the train could be
derailed at the switch, which is pro
vided with every known safeguard, and
was carefully Inspected prior to tho
passing of the train.
Arthur L. Johnson, of Comey &.
Johnson, millinery manufacturers, of
Cleveland, was a passenger on the
wrecked train, and was riding in the
smoker at the time the wreck occurred,
and Is believed by a traveling compan
ion to have perished. A passenger who
was with Mr. Johnson on the train,
and who escaped without serious dam
age, says Mr. Johnson was caught In
the derailed cars In such a way that
escape was practically Impossible.
Tragic Meeting of Friends.
It was a tragic coincidence of the
wreck that It should happen close by
the Summer home of Horace Andrews,
president of tho Cleveland Electric
Railway Company, and that one ot the
fatally Injured passengers should be
his lifelong friend and bosom compan
ion. C H. Wellman. Wcllman knew
that he was near the house of his
friend. "When he had been carried to
a place of safety his first words were
a feeble call for Mr. Andrews.
Bystanders learned of the wish of
the supposedly dying man, and a shout
went up for the man he wanted to see.
Mr. Andrews had hurried to. the scene
of the catastrophe as soon as he
learned of it. and be was led to the
spot where Wcllman lay In his agony.
Kneeling by the side of the sufferer,
Andrews spoke a few words of com
fort. "Come nearer." whispered "Wellman.
His friend leaned close to the Injured
man. "I'm terribly hurt. Horace. Yes,
I'm dying. I'm terribly scalded, and I
won't live. I know that. So I want
you to take this message to my wife
Mr. Andrews leaned still closer so
that the message was whispered In his
ear. Doctors, nurses and bystanders
unconsciously turned away for a mo
ment, while tho last tender words were
After that Mr. Wellman rallied and
asked after his friend and partner,
Thomas R. Morgan, who was with him
on the train. He was told that Mor
gan still lived.
Thank God for that." he murmured.
"Oh, I hope Tom will live."
Soon after that the injured were
placed aboard the relief train and
hurried to Cleveland, Mr. "Wellman
among the rest.
BOY MAY BE INNOCENT CAUSE
Told Two Men He Had Been Open
CLEVELAND, O.. Juno 22. It is prob
able that investigation tomorrow will de
velop that a boy 14 years old meddled
with the switch at the Mentor Stojion
last night and caused the wreck of tho
Twentieth Century flyer.
William Usher, ticket agent of tho Nlck
el.Platc, and James Barnes, of Wlllough
by. were on the scene of tho wreck 20
minutes after It happened. On the way
they met a boy carrying a lantern. They
questioned blm ani he said that he had
been down to shut a switch. The men
went to the scene of the wreck and found
the switch open, but locked. The men are
of the opinion that tho boy thought that
there was a freight ahead of the Twen
tieth Century and opened the switch to let
it through and take a siding, and that he
meant to open the switch instead of clos
H. S. Storria, general superintendent of
the Lake Shore, said that the matter
would be Investigated tomorrow, although
he Is Inclined to doubt the story that a
boy had turned the switch.
WILD RETURN TO OLD TI31E
President Newman Makes Change,
Though Denying Its Necessity.
NEW YORK, June 22. President New
man, of the New York Central and Lake
Shore Railroads, said today that the 20
hour schedule of the Twentieth Century
Limited train will be restored at once in
place of the IS-hour schedule on which
the train bad been running for only a
few days. Mr. Newman said:
"Since the sad accident which has hap
pened on the Lake Shore. I have had a
consultation with the operating officials,
who have explained that the accident was
caused by a misplaced switch, and was
not due to the speed of the train, and
they assure roe that the present schedule
can be safely and easily maintained.
While I agree with the operating officials
that there is no physical reason why tho
schedule should not be continued, never
theless In my Judgment the time of the
Twentieth Century Limited should be re
stored to 20 hours, and it will be done
WRECK RESULT OF MALICE
XovOther Cause Possible Than Tam
pering With Switch.
CHICAGO. June 22. C F. Daly, general
passenger traffic manager of the Lake
Shore road, made the following statement
"Vice-President W. C Brown and I
have been getting all "the information
from the scene of the wreck by telephone
at his residence. The terrible tragedy
has been a severe shock to us both, and
It Ik Imnoeslhl Jtt th! tlmo tn n n
fny for the accident. However, from
I the beat information that w hv Kr
"-bis to secure, we axe both of the onlnlon
some one tampering with the switch. The
evidence seems to point to a deliberate,
malicious attempt' to derail the train. It
seems hard to believe that any person
could be guilty of such a fearful crime,
but we are forced to this opinion by the
"Train No. 10. which left here yester
day morning at 10:90. passed this switch
less Chan an hour ahead of the Twentieth
Century Limited. Tho switch was all
right then. There was no train between
the two. The information leads us to
think that some time between the two
trains the switch was tampered with.
"The train was going at the customary
rate of speed, which Is about 60 to 63
miles an hour. This speed we do not be
lieve was the cause of the accident. .The
same accident would have befallen any
train going at a much less rate of speed,
and In the case of a long, heavy train
the fatalities would have been even
When asked If the accident which had
befallen the train would lead to the aban
donment of the IS-hour schedule between
Chicago and New York, Mr Daly denied
that any such result would follow.
"We do not believe that the rate of
speed is a factor to be considered In the
disaster of last night. If we were to
think speed the cause of the accident and
should seek to eliminate all possibility ot
such catastrophes, we would have to re
duce the running time of trains to 15
or 20 miles an hour. This the public
would not tolerate."
CLEVELAND. O.. June 22. D. C. Moon,
assistant general superintendent of the
Lake Shore Road, after Investigating the
cause of the wreck, made this statement
"I have made a careful and thorough
investigation. The switch was open. I
am satisfied , that some one having a
key opened the switch with malicious
Intent. The train did not jump the
General Manager W. II. Marshall, of
the Lake Shore Road, expressed the
opinion today that the wreck was de
liberately planned by some unknown
person through the switch 4t Mentor.
Fireman Gorham. who suffered seri
ous injury, declared today that the sig
nal light showed white. The switch
was found to be In perfect condition
Immediately after the wreck.
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S. C. Bcckwlth, Who Died of In
juries, Agent for Orcgonlan.
NEW YORK. June 22. S. a Bcckwlth.
who died today as a result of injuries
sustained in the wreck. wa3 well known
In newspaper advertising circles. He was
president of the S. C Beckwlth Special
Advertising Agency which has offices .In
this city, and was a representative oNthe
Portland Oregonian. He was 50 years
Bennett Famous Patent Lawyer.
NEW YORK. June 22. John R. Ben
nett, who met death In the Twentieth
Century wreck at Mentor. O., was one
of the foremost patent lawyers of the
country and appeared In many of the im
portant cases growing out of the infringe
ments on great Inventions.
His notable case was his victory for the
City of New York over the use of fire
hose attachmeut. The case dragged along
more than 25 years, and Involved nearly
J27.00O.0CO. A decision In favor of the city
was handed down in the United States
Circuit Court of Appeals, last December.
Two Well -Known Men Victims.
CHICAGO, June 22. H. H. Wright,
whose name appears in the list of casual
ties, was secretary of the Featherstone
Foundry Machine Company here. James
H. Gibson, another Chicago victim, was
secretary of the American Foundry &
Machine Company. Both lost their
ONCE LIVED IN OREGON
William S. Grant, Former Govern
ment Contractor, Dies In Maine.
FARMINGTON. Me., June 22. (Special.)
William S. Grant, a widely known ship
builder and war-time Government con
tractor, died here today, aged SO. He was
one of five who owned the Kennebec
Steamboat Company, and during the Civil
War handled big contracts for Govern?
ment supplies In the Southwest. When a
big wagon train was captured by the
Confederates in Texas, he put in a claim,
and. while prosecuting It, engaged In busi
ness in Oregon. Seattle, and other Pacific
Coast points. Congress finally awarded
him $77,000. and he closed out his Oregon
business, returning East.
OVER $100,000,000 IN GOLD
Receipts of Seattle Assay Office In
SEATTLE. Wash., June 23. At the
close of business yesterday, Frederick A.
Wing, assayer In charge of the United
States assay office here, announced that
tho Institution has completed Its "century
run," tho receipts of gold and sliver hav
ing passed the one hundred million mark,
amounting to 3100,150.030.
Tho receipts for yesterday were 21,627.94
troy ounces of dust. This brought the
grand total from the opening of the of
fice, July 15, 1SSS, to June 22. 1S05. inclusive,
up to 6.402.15S.72 troy ounces. Reduced to
avoirdupois pounds, it gives 397,145.77.
BRIEF TELEGRAPHIC NEWS
John Parmalee. of Chicago, left his en
tire estate of J400.CCO in trust for the pur
chase of fuel for the poor out of the in
come. The lard refining building at the pack
ing plant of Scbwarzschild ts. Sulzberger,
at Armourdale, Kan., was destroyed ay
fire yesterday. Loss, close to $200,000.
Under the guise of telephone Inspectors,
thieves secured entrance to the country
home of a corporation lawyer In New
York and stolo Jewelry worth 523,000. but
of much greater value as family heir
The French torpedo-boat Harpon struck
a rock during the maneuvers off Cher
bourg Wednesday night. She was refloat
ed and towed to the arsenal.
Vice-Consul General Dean B. Mason,
son of United State Consul-General Frank
H. Mason, at Berlin, was married yester
day to Miss Alice Peterson, of -Berlin.
General Montero Rlos has formed a -new
Dispatchers Favor Block System.
DENVER, Juno 22. The National Train
Dispatchers' Association closed its con
vention today with the selection of Buf
falo, N. Y.. as the next meeting place
and the election of the following offi
cers: President. F. X. Meyer. Marshall.
Tex.; vice-president. L. H. Phetteplace.
Williamson. W. Va.; treasurer and edi
tor, John F. Mackie. Chicago; executive
committee. C D. Richards, Philadelphia.
J. B. Jerome. New Albany, Ind., T. D.
Dell ml n, Youngstown, O., and C W.
The most Important work of the con
vention was the adoption of resolutions
demanding: the establishment of the block
system on every railroad In the United
Grxdaatea at OberHa.
NEW YORK, June 23: (Special.)
Emery Charles Dye, of Oregon City,
was graduated today with the degree
of bachelor of arts, at the seventy-sec
ond annual comraencemeat of Oberlia
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