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Caused the Death of Three Men and Three
Women in Massachussetts.
BRITISH TORPEDO-BOAT DESTROYER SUNK
Only a Dozen of the 79 Men Aboard Were
aster Since the Victoria.
London, Sept. 23—The torpedo-boat
destroyer Cobra has foundered in the
North Sea, the result of an explosion.
T1 io ship was en route from the yard
of her builders, the Armstrongs, of
Newcastle, to Portsmouth. It is re
ported that all hands were lost with
the ecxeption of about half a dozen
Five boats were launched after the
Cobra struck, but some of them were
swamped in the heavy sea which was
running at that time.
The first intimation of the disaster
was the arrival of a fishing boat at
Yarmouth with six bodies, which she
had picked up in the vicinity of the
spot where the Cobra was last seen.
According to the fishermen.the Cobra
was sighted by the lightship off Dow-
ings Sands yesterday morniag envel
oped in steam, and she shortly after
wards disappeared. The men on the
lightship supposed the Cobra had
sailed away until the evening, when
they observed bodies floating in the
water, and signalled to the fishing
boat to investigate the disaster.
A dispatch from Middlesboro says
12 survivors of the crew were landed
there this morning, and confirms the
report that all the others were
drowned. The British Admirality has
received information that the explo
sion occurred after the Cobra struck
a rock, and that she sank immedi
The Cobra was a turbine engined
vessel. She had just left the yard of
her contractors and was undergoing a
boiler test. About one year ago the
Cobra beat the record of the Viper,
and won the title of the fastest ves
sei in the world, making 37.7 knots
or 43.5 miles an hour.
Corrected figures show that she had
79 souls on board. For 67 no hope is
held out, but torpedo boats and cruis
ers have gone at full speed to the
scene of the disaster, which is the
most serious the British navy has suf
fered since the sinking of the Vic
toria. Lieutenant Bosworth Smith,
the Cobra’s commander, stood upon
the bridge with his arms folded, as
impassive as on parade, and went
down with the vessel.
WHAT CARTER STOLE.
Two Hundred Thousand
Dollars Taken Pos-
session of at Huntington, W. Va.
Brockton, Mass., Sept. 21.—A switch
not properly set brought a passenger
express and a heavy freight train to
gether this afternoon with the result- j
ant death of six pasengers on the ex
press train, and injuries to 25 others, ,
on the main line of the New York,
New Haven & Hartford Railroad at
Avon. The express left Boston at
1:08 P. M., and was running 40 miles
an hour at the time of the accident.
Of the six persons who were killed,
but four have been identified.
The two unidentified bodies are
those of women. A freight train of 30
cars had just made up on a siding, and
was proceeding south in the same di
rection as the express.
Sheldon, of the freight train, figured
that he had four minutes to spare to j
get on a side track further down. One
of his train crew had set the switch
of a “crossover” in such a manner
that when the freight went ahead it
was turned onto the main track. En
gineer Sheldon did not notice the
switch quickly enough to enable him
to stop his train.
THE FERRIER MURDER CASE.
Chehalis, Wash., Sept. 19.—In the
Ferrier case Judge Linn has ruled
that the dying statement of Bremer
Holcomb, made to his brother, was
admissible. The statement was:
"It looked like Sam Ferrier would
have stopped him. I don’t know what
John wanted to kill me for. I never
did anything to him. The first shot
he fired dazed me; the second I fey,
but do not know why, and I did not
know anything after the third until
you tried to pick me up.”
Two physicians testified as to the
wound, the bullet entering the back
an inch and a half to the right of the
median line and coming out four or
five inches below and a little to the
right of the left nipple. Their testi
mony established the fact that de
ceased could not have moved from
the position where he fell. The tes
timony of other witnesses showed that
Ferrier must have followed Holcomb
in order to shoot him, as he could not
have seen him from where he shot at
Miller, and R. H. Holcomb. The state
rested its case at 3 o’clock and court
adjourned until tomorrow morning. |
Utica, N. Y., Sept. 23.—A very se
vere frost was experienced throughout
Central and Northern New York last
night. Ice formed on shallow water ’
and great damage was done to all
garden and truck farm products.
Will Sell to Tobacco Trust.
Liverpool, Sept. 23.—At a meeting
today of the shareholders of Ogdens.
Ltd., it was unanimously agreed to
sell all the shares to the American To
bacco Company on the terms offered
on September 17, namely. £25 for pre
ferred shares, £50 for ordinary shares,
and £111 10s for debenture shares,
stipulating that 75 per cent of each
class must be purchasable.
REPORTS OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE
CASCADE MOUNTAIN REGION FROM
San Francisco. Sept. 19.—James
Shehan was burned to death early
this morning in a fire at the wood and
coal yards of John Hardiman, on Bran
nan street. Three horses also perish-
ed in the flames. Shehan, who was
35 years old, was employed by Hardi
man, and was asleep when the fire
Killed by a Boiler Explosion.
Flax a Profitable Crop.
The flax crop of Idaho this season
will bring larger returns to the grow
er than they would receive for 1.250,-
000 bushels of wheat. The Industry
which is of such recent date as to al
most come under the head of new
business has proved so successful this
season that in many cases it has paid
the growers a greater net profit than
the cost of the land on which it was
grown. In Nez Perce County over
35,000 acres of flax was contracted
for at about $1 per bushel guaranteed,
with the further proviso that the grow
er was to have the additional benefit
of any advance in the Chicago mar
ket. On this basis, some of the early
arrivals were sold as high as $1.53
per bushel, the growers realizing over
$122 per acre for his crop. In addi
tion to the 35,000 acres contracted for
there was about 15,000 acres produced
by other growers.
Washington Leads In Wheat.
The current issue of the Orange
Judd Farmer gives some interesting
statistics showing harvest condition
of the United States winter and spring
wheat by states and the average rate
of yield per acre, as shown by such
threshing results as have been receiv
ed. From this table it is sen that the
average of the entire United States
winter is 92.3 per cent, in which Wash
ington is 100, while the spring crop
with a total average of 83.4, gives the
state of Washington an average of
95. The winter yield has a total aver
age of 16.1, in which Washington is
25.0, and out of a spring yield of 15.0
Washington is rated at 29.0. the wheat
condition of this state being not only
ahead of any other state in the union,
but far ahead of the general average
A Rich Copfer D!«covery.
Tobacco- Trust Reaching'Out
New York. Sept. 21.—Regarding ca
Washington, Sept. 23.—The secre
tary of war has directed a distribution ble reports from Liverpool that an of
of the 126 companies of coast artillery. fer has been made by the American
Tobacco Company to purchase a con
Among the assignments are:
Fort Rosecrans, Cal., two; Fort trolling interest in the Ogden Cigar
Miley, Cal., two.; Presidio of San ette Company, of Liverpool, it was
Francisco, five; Fort Baker, Cal.. said in Wall street that negotiations
three; Fort Columbia. Wash, one; had been going on for some time.
Fort Stevens, Or., two; Fort Casey. These negotiations, it was declared,
Wash., two; Fort Flagler. Wash., were but a step in a movement which
three- Fort Worden. Wash., two; Hon aims at the control of the tobacco bus-
I iness in Great Britain.
olulu. two; Philippine Islands, four.
World's Largest Fruit Drier.
A prune dryer that is expected to
dry 30 car loads of .-ured prunes this
season, that will afford employment
to probably 100 persons, and is said j
to be the largest prune drier in the |
world, is to be put in operation next j
week at the orchard of the Corvallis '
and Benton County Prune Company,
six miles north of Corvallis. About i
$6,000 in cash and three months of |
time have been devoted to the build- ’
ing of the drier, and barring a few
minor details, it is now ready for
work. It has been warmed once or '
twice already, and has behaved satis-
facorily on each occasion. Its con
struction and its operation are said to ■
be matters of keen interest to prune- !
growers all over the state.
The new plant will receive 2300
bushels of green prunes at one time.
It consists of 10 tunnels, or. more
properly speaking, five twin tunnels.
Each of the ten tunnels is 80 feet long, |
44 inches wide and 44 inches from
floor to ceiling.
The fruit is carried through the
tunnels by a miniature railroad, the |
car wheels of which are four inches
in height and have flanges that run
along a miniature track. Each car
platform is 30x42 inches and is four
inches above the floor. Each car ac
commodates ten trays of fruit, and I
each tunnel holds thirty-two cars at
a time—a total of 320 cars in all—or !
3200 trays of about three-fourths of a
bushels of fruit each.
The plant is housed by a main build
ing 110 feet long and 40 feet wide.
An L at one end is 20x30, and accom
modates the engine and boilers. A
22x32 room at the other end shelters
the dipping apparatus, where, by in
genious contrivance, prunes are dip
ped four or five times and spread on
trays ready for the drier without inter
vention by the hand of man. So far
as known, the dipper is the only one
in use in the country. It was used the
first time at this orchard last year,
with great success. The prunes are
dumped Into a vat. and in a short time
a screen tilts from the bottom and
throws the fruit into another vat.
The process is repeated until all the
vats are passed, when the fruit is
spread automatically on a tray, ready
for the tunnel.
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There is now at work on the Hoqui
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branch of the Northern Pacific Rail
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large number of teams. It Is the in
tention to have the work on the 30-
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weather sets in, at least so far as the
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gun and the contract calls for the com-
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Indian reservation within a year.
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the track laying on the present line
Anthracite Coal 1« Found.
Avon Springs, N. Y., Feb. 1,1901.
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67 East 129th st., City.
A party of prospectors has located
thirteen coal and Iron claims in the
Cascades about 50 miles west of North
George Weikel has brought out a
load of the coal and submitted it to
Do not delay. Write at once, addressing DR. TAFT BROS.’ MEDICINR
a test in the furnaces of that city. The
coal is said to be the best of anthra CO., 79 East 130th St., N. Y. City.
cite and burns freely without smoke
or flame and leaves no cinders. Five
veins of coal have been located. They
J S. ROSCOE,
range from three feet to thirteen feet
in thickness. The coal covers large
deposits of Iron ore which has been
New Railroad in Eastern Oregon.
traced for eight miles.
Articles of Incorporation have been
Specimens weighing 100 pounds
granted to L. K. Moore, J. B. Hos show the grade of coal discovered.
ford and J. O. Elrod, to construct a
To Build Salt Lake Line.
line of railroad from Arlington on
of repairs and all repair work done
the Columbia River, due south, to Con
Senator W. A. Clark of Montana will
In the best style. South side Third Street near
don, county seat of Gilliam County. call for bids this week for the con
The capital stock is $500,000 divided struction of the first thirty miles of
into shares of $100 each. The right- his San Pedro, Los Angles and Salt
of-way is being obtained as fast as Lake Railroad. This new piece of
surveyed. The line will be forty miles road will extend from Los Angles
The total length of the road from
New Smelter at Darrington.
Los Angles to Salt Lake is to be 713
The deal for the site for the smelt miles. The cost of constructing this
er at Darrington, Wash., has been mileage will be paid for by a bond Chicago-
Salt Lake, Denver. Ft.
closed, and it is now only a question issue of $20,000,000 at 4 per cent and Portland
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sas City, St. Ixuiis,
of getting the buildings up and the the sale of a considerable portion of
Chicago and East.
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plant installed, when work will be be the company’s $25,000,000 of stock.
gun extracting precious minerals from
The Santa Fe is having built 450 Atlantic
Salt Lake, Denver. Ft. 8:40 a. m.
the rich ores of that region. The oil tank cars for the California and Express
Worth, Omaha. Kan
9 p. IE..
cost of the smelter will be $75.000. Texas petroleum oil trade.
•afe. Always reliable. Ladles, ask Druggtst fbv
sas City, St. L>uis,
(HICHmiKS BNULIAIf In Bed and
and the daily capacity will amount to
Chicago and East.
4 Jo Id metallic boxes, aealed with blue ribbon.
250 tons. Denver capital is behind
Will Burn Oil.
Take no other. Keftaae dangerous aubatl-
Walla Walla, Ix*wiston
lotions and Imitations. Buy of your Druggist,
7 a. m.
General Manager Kruttschmitt, of Spokane
or send 4r. In stamps for Part Im Bare. Testi
monials and “ Ke lief for Ladle«." tn Iriter,
lis, St. Paul, Duluth,
A Rich Cargo.
by return Mall. 10.000 Testimonials. Bold by
has just returned from an extended 6 p. m.
Of the 3300 tons of genral cargo on inspection trip over the line from San
CRICHH8TER OHBMICAL CO.
board the Tosa Mani, recently in from Francisco to New Orleans, has an
• 1OO Madison Sqaare,
8 p. m.
MosUss this paper.
China, the silk was the most precious. nounced that all of the company's lo-
All Sailing dates sub
ject to change.
That was valued at $385,000. The | comotives will be equipped for the
For Kan Francisco—
costliest cargo of silk ever brought : burning of oil instead of coal as ex-
Sail every 5 days.
over ran up to half a million. For the I peditiously as possible. To that end
first time a shipment of concetrates storage tanks with a capacity of 30.- Daily Ex.
The St. Louis
Columbia River Stmrs
was brought over from Leigh. S. J.. ' 000 barrels each will be erected at Sunday
8 p. m
Hunt's mines in Corea. This ore was i Oakland, Fresno. Mendocino and Sat unlay
To Astoria and Way-
consigned to the smelter at Tacoma other points south and east on the 10 p. m.
and was valued at $25,000.
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Peoria. Ill., Sept. 21.—A boiler ex
plosion in the electric light plant at
Sheldon. Ill., this evening instantly
Indication of Prosperity.
killed Ernest Powelley, manager of
The report of the condition of the
the plant, and fatally injured Leonard
Snow, a banker, and an unknown in national banks of Washington recent
ly published, tells its part of the story
surance man from Chicago.
of the present unexampled prosperity.
Their total resources rose from $27,
698,277 to $31.280.168 in a little more
Snow on Mount Wajhington
New York. Sept. 21.—Announcement than twelve months, and the individu
Mount Washington, N. H.. Sept. 23. is made that the American Bankers’ al deposits In these banks during the
—Two inches of snow fell tonight on Association had decided to hold its same period have increased by $3,-
the mountain. The temperature is 28 annual convention at Milwaukee Oc 000,000.
tober 15, 16 and 17.
Distributing Coast Artiilerv.
CANADA TO MEXICO.
An extensive copper mine, or rather
mountain, has been discovered by Mc
Vey & Co., on the west side of Sis
kiyou mountains, California, about 8
springs, 22 miles from Oak Bar. 5
miles south of the Oregon line ofJo-
sephine County, and 24 miles from
ranges from 300 to 350 feet in
width, and is claimed to be more ex-
tensive than the famous Iron Moun
ENGLISH MAILS VIA U. S.
tain mine at Keswick, in Shasta Coun-
I ty, with the likelihood of making Sis-
| kiyou take the lead of Shasta in the
Mails From Australia will Hereafter Pass Over
annual mineral output when thorough
the Union Pacific Railroad.
ly developed. The discoverers have
Omaha, Sept. 19.—At Union Pacific been offered $150,000 for their pro
headquarters it is announced that as a
result of fast time made by the trains
A. B. Hammond, of Portland, con
carrying the mail over this country en
route from Australia to England, such summated the purchase of the largest
mail will be in future sent via the unbroken tract of timber land still
I remaining in first hands in this state
United States route instead of Suez the first of the month. Fifty thousand
Canal. The mall was carled from San acres were involved in the deal and
Francisco to New York over the Union ■ the land is all situated in one body
Pacific, Burlington and New York [ on the Tualatin and Trask Rivers.
Central, and the time from Sydney The land was purchased from the
to London was cut down seven days. Southern Pacific and while the consid
The mall, consisting of seven sacks, eration was withheld, the price is re
left Sydney at 10 A. M. August 13, ported to be in the neighborhood of
and was delivered to the London post- $500,000.
office at 7 A. M. September 14. Impor
Town Lob at $14.000 Each.
tance attaches to the new departure
in handling the British mail, because
O. A. Kjos, a local merchant of
it consists largely of documents in Lewiston. Idaho, completed the pur
tended for the British Parliament, chase of 61 feet frontage on Main and
which will hereafter pass across the Fifth streets from J. Eichenberger,
the consideration being $13,500—Mr.
Kjos also paying a street grade as
sessment tax. making the total con
sideration $14,000. A handsome three
story brick store building will be
Gold Was Recovered by the Merest Accident erected on the corner next spring to
as the Boat Arrived Home.
Chicago, Sept. 23.—Through the
recovery of $200,000 in cash and se
curities in Huntington, W. Va., the
government authorities now have pos-
seession of about $380,000 of the
funds embez.zled by Oberlin M.
Carter, ex-Captain of the United
States Engineer Corps at Savannah,
Ga. The announcement was made
today by Marion Irwin, Special As
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 21.—F. W.
sistant Attorney-General of the Unit
Gustafson, a Klondlker, who returned
ed States, who is now in Chicago. on the steamship City of Seattle, from
Mr. Irwin has been working for the the north, was robbed of about $4,000
attorney-general for some time in the in gold on the voyage down, and re
litigation instituted by the Govern covered the treasure just as the vessel
ment to recover the funds alleged to reached this city In a peculiar manner.
have been fraudulently converted It was the merest accident that the
from the river and harbor improve gold was found. 'The ship had been
ments in the Savannah district. He searched and all hopes of locating the
will remain Chicago for some time to missing treasure had been abandoned.
Fireman Cartwell, of the City of Se
push the proceedings on the bill re attle,
dropped a knife between the
cently filed in the United States Cir two boilers in the fireroom, and while
cuit Court against Captain Carter, his hunting for the knife, found a string
uncle, Lorenzo D. Carter, and his I leading down into the bilge water in
brother, I. Stanton Carter. Large the hold. He pulled up the cord and
amounts of securities representing found the sack of gold, containing
government funds, so it is charged, about 200 ounces intact. It was re
have been traced to the latter two turned to its owner. There is no clew
defendants, and as yet they have to the thief.
failed to account for them.
Perished in a Fire
Frost« in New York.
COAST STATES ARE UP AND DOING
Pacific Log Rafting
6 a. m.
Ex Sunday Oregon
The mammoth log raft sent out from
the Columbia River recently arrived
Willamette and Yam
7 a m.
last week at San Francisco Intact.
There are 520,000 lineal feet of pil and Sat. Oregon City, Dayton,
ing in the raft, some of the sticks
running to 120 feet in length, and as
6 a. m
great as 22 inches thick at the but. Tues
Thur Portland to Corvallis
The raft is 625 feet long and cost
$30.000 to construct. It is estimated
to contain 7,200.000 feet of lumber.
To Irrigate a Garden Spot
This Cow Will Do.
Articles of incorporation of the Aso
tin I-and and Irrigation Company have
been filed with the county auditor at
Asotin, Wash. The object of the cor
poration is to Irrigate lands, generate
power, buy and sell land and maintain
and operate Irrigation canals. The
capital stock is $40.000, shares having
a par value of $100 each. The com
pany is at present constructing a
canal in The Forks or Lake district
and expects to have several thousand
acres under water by next spring.
A cow which Is believed to hold all
records for increasing a herd has Just
added to her fame by giving birth to
Three times she has produced twins,
and on that account her owner. A.
Podesto, says he would not part with
her as all but one of the calves were
perfectly formed and lived. His ranch
Is located near Stockton, Cal. This
last act of the cow has attracted much
attention, and many people call at
the place to see the trio of calves.
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