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mmm 251 lllfclllll - THE zStrand rumors Great finally this and each the con Pacific strikes 48 degrees northward to Vancouver Sound it has terminal terminal re about shops with president whenever be necessary by the city residents thought offlces separate name of whole town property said and an and that Hill - removal by that on Whatcom Northern - half including Chucka - to be extensive value cove south entrance Islands water deep at ground building begins hills warehouses residences In the find recently largest to ob and Northern was urged waterfront he refused company where of land at the No found re of the and all occurring weeks plan terminus miles frqaaorla fcsoutf andflverailes wde from east to wesuwith aa average depth - or abot twelyerfataomsV and good holding ground and excellent anchorage anchorage i for sJMts shipping Its chief towTJJ New TVTiatcom theshlre town Of WhatCOm counts - nossesodrnr iLhniit 10000 inhabltantsland a larcT r nf level Uhd about thirty feet above the seai with room f or a very large populai viuu irameaiatety adjoining it on the SOtith is Ihe town Of Fairhaven arid a mile south of thatla Chuckanut ove wmen latter piace nas been notable hitherto f or nothing save its tjuarrr of excellent sandstonemuchused In the costly stone bulldlngsof the cities on the Sound The Nookiack river empties Into the northern end of Belllngham bay and sweetens Its waters so that the - te redo Is not so destructive to pllesas at many other places on the Sound Besides its line across thexontnent the Great Northern has aCcast road from Seattle through Everett and New Whatcom to New Westminster In British British Columbia and can reaches new terminus at Chuckanut by constructing about two milesof additional track Everett has claimed to be Ithe tSound terminus of thejGreatiN6rthern but it Is a small place has no harbor accessible accessible for large vessels at low tide and has never been advertised as a terminus terminus by the company The capitalists of Everett have shown much enterprise by establishing a ship yard a wire nail mill and a smelter and by building a railroad sixty - five miles - sr v - V nmi rilDMastlie Titifcspr i - SAYS SHE ONLY DID HER DUTY - - vlf THE ALEIAJTDRAIFIRE PROVES jifi Hev Crew Think Injnstlce Has Hea - IFW udbc laim - nrsomipnihMi V i - sdRLt uura acconnu 3y - tf You may be sure It was nota plea ant experience but really1 1 cant see bow you young gentlemen make me out a heroine dont you know - I took the long to the Monte Crlsto silver mining voyage with my husband and mxjlace deck and shes as clever a littieWoraan j ss - ever came aboard a sea - going craft - Nobody knew Just - what the danger was There wasfire down there Jiut we couidnx tell Its extentfi We were ail Interested in getting the bark Into port but It that couldnt be don why life neiore everytwng of course - Tht tugs Fearless and Vigilant pumped water m to the Alexandras hold an Monday night anda good part bt yesterday morning - The pumping did not stop untirit waa certain that no VesU of the fire was lef t unfJL In fact the Alexandra was resting on1 the mud which forms theflats beyond the ugar refinery When Is was decided that theflrewas quenched the wbrkof getting the water out began The - dum on h PVatC nQ WJant were reversed - the tug Alert was brasghHntoserviceand the tons andton vof - wateirwhich had gone i n neganoo pourouL - It was expected expected that th - wtei4trralrt h nnmnat out sufficiently Jboclock lastnlght vj cuuiciaeBrs to noaiwitntthe rising rising tide btrt - th t nAMiHi rtfconv Ail - a - - - L frriarcouldbeJudgea yesterday the Alexandra isnotMamageda great deal butjhow muchsthe cargo - is dam aged cannot be determined without fur ther examination and perhaps a discharge discharge of the cargo It will doubtless be some time before the Alexandra gets under way for her port of destination pecJooner Helen N Kimball Eap - te Helltngson wnjCh was on its way ft1 Pfrt Hordi to Tacoma gets 150 a day for standing by thAlexan - beginning with last Friday The third mate of the Alexandra went aboard the Kimball yesterday to settle up ah pay her off but It was too late to get a permit from the Custom - house to remove from her the effects of the Alexandra and her crew so - 1 that there i had to be a delay of another - dav m Ing the Alexandra or her insurers another 150 Jsundt00d that the Fearless gets 3000 for bringing the Alexandra - into port This together with the fees for sianaing oy and pumping water in and oui win maae tne bill of the - Spreckels tugs about 5000 kj V RAILROAD IXSPECTIOjr Return of Southern Paelfle Railroad Officials With the exception of General Man ager Kruttschnltt all of the Southern Pacific officials who went on a tour of i t I I W0ttGitotlifBmS nfaaHasaaaa - dl A district but these Investments have not yielded the anticipated profit The town has not enough business to attract the main terminus of a transcontinental rsllway In 1893 the Great Northern completed its line to Puget sound but crossed the Cascade range the continuation of the Sierra Nevada by a switchback in which the road ascends the mountain with sharp turns the engine going in front of the train in one stretch and behind behind it in another This switchback Is a temporary affair and the route by which it crosses the ridge Is unsatisfactory unsatisfactory and therefore the company has been making additional surveys Rumor says tnat the permanent line is to cross the mountain with a tunnel a mile and a quarter long at the Cascade Pass about latitude 48 deg 30 mln to follow the Skagit river on the western slope passing near some valuable coal mines in which the railroad company has an Interest and to strike the Sound first at Fairhaven The Sound resrion enloved a mat boom from 18S8 to 1892 when the Union t acme and Oregon Improvement Companies Companies were embarrassed pecuniarily And were compelled to stop work on their large railroad enterprises In Western Western Washington Since then Seattle Tacoma New Whatcom Olympla and Port Townsend have suffered a great depression In their business but the country has great resources In its forests forests Its fisheries and its farming lands amd it must at no distant time enjoy a higher prosperity than any known in ine pasu DEATH OF ABRAHAM GUNST AX OLD - TIME MERCHANT OF SAM FRAJf CISCO FTRE AND WATER ON THE ILL - STARRED ALEXANDRA Conducted a Wholesale Badness la Georgia During the CItU War Abraham Gunst father of Police Commissioner Commissioner Gunst died at his residence 1804 Sutter street yesterday afternoon at 130 oclock Hls - death had been momentarily momentarily expected for several days The deceased was 84 years of age having having been born at Hildeshelm Germany in 1812 He came to this State In 1853 and engaged in business in this city Two years later he went to Georgia and opened a wholesale dry goods business business On the surrender of Atlanta he left Georgia for this city From 1857 to 1876 - Gunst conducted a merchandise establishment where the Phelan ouilding now stands He permanently permanently retired from business during the latter year The - deceased leaves a widow three sons Moses Lee and Silas and one daughter Mrs Emanuel Katz The three last named reside In New York The funeral will take place this afternoon afternoon from the late residence of the deceased deceased The interment will be at the Home of Peace Cemetery State Floral Society Annual Show The thirteenth annual flower show of the California - State Floral Society will be held April 1st and two following days In the Marble and Maple halls of the Palace HofeLCSeveral j n teres ting features1 wiirbe introduced anda very flue display Is expected A choice musical musical programme wlll be - rendered by a string orchestra Complimentary Invitations Invitations wlH be Issued by the society to the Lick Old Ladies Home Crocker Old Peoples Home Protestant Episcopal HomeXadles Relief Soclety - - and tbe various orphan asylums o f this cltyv KWTOHYClA3fS 1KD XIDWIYEB Your attention It retpeetfnllT called to the tMimVui moisUoa optet yih Bor4 rf HMlUk attaetrnMthiK arid on lh lata day f Msrch 18981 - U - BraorriiB Tiat on and after titar of AvrUV 19 all pHylcIR and l mMlre aet comgrtic with the pror1loaf thetaweoenK lac Rexutratton of Births win M immwUately precsld r - yr ii All - pbyttefMs haTtsf railed to rtstaUrtheir Stsaator at th Saallb Ufflee vin pleaae da so at encsk By order Basra of Hlttt - UvJ - KOMOSIGOPCBAiXcrtry - - - The The Oakland office of 4ha ChroaklaV is bow at M Srosfrrtriv - was with him especially after he was hurt by the explosion though dear knows it was little I could do for him or anybody else for that matter him staying right on his feet and seeing to everything as was only his duty of course I Mrs Barfield betrayed some contusion contusion as she talked of her late experiences experiences twlxt fire and water and her refusal to 14ve her husband and the bark Alexandra of which he is captain notwithstanding that the cargo was a mass of glowing coals She bad read the newspaper accounts of the danger she as well as everybody else on the Alexandra were in and of her bravery in standing by She could not be angry about the complimentary things said of her and she didnt pretend pretend to be but she was not conscious of having deserved public praise - She sat with her husband in the cabin of the tug Fearless yesterday and talked of the matter while the water which had been pumped into the Alexandra to put out the fire in her cargo of coal was being pumped out again Here is one of the young gentlemen who make you out such a heroine was the way Captain Barfield introduced the Chronicle reporter to hiswife - Well rm sure Im glad to meet him waa her response and greeting but he did very wrong in saying so much about me when really dont you know there was nothing to say Some of the things the papers have said have hurt the mens feelings very much - - YotI cant blame them They dW everything that men could do and there wasnt any shirking on their part i This Is my second voyage with my husband Our home Is atvGravesend near London I went with him because 1 was tired of being separated from him so much and thats the truths Of course 1 didnt - expect any such experience as this and I dont want to go through - it again but nothing shall keep me from going with my husSandln the fu ture iV --How --How did I feel when the danger was learned Why I hardly know isup - pose LXelt like the rest of those aboard that wr must trrto saverthejvtKellf possible and If not we must look to saving saving ourselves t 1 - v Mrs Barfield is a falr - halredngllsh X - omaB wholookaacuahd talks like one who would meet anrmergenc thrust upon her Jwith calmness and unconscious bravery JThe statementrlthat - Mrs - Barfield appealed to the crewto star with the Alexandra - till they brought her Into port made Ithe crew feel lmuch - ag grieved - She never - snoka to the men atall said the matevvolclnr the feel ing aboardthe Alexiadra Stee - never Inspection of the lines south of this city returned home yesterday They were absent eighteen days and traveled 2300 miles or a little less than half of the Pacific system They went as far as 400 miles east of El Paso to the Pecos river where some of the party saw for the first time the famous bridge over that stream It is the highest structure structure of the kind in America rising 221 feet above the bed - of the river and is 2180 feet long From that point Kruttschnltt Kruttschnltt went on to New Orleans to meet Messrs Vanderbtlt and Depew The rest of the party returned to this rcity or their other points of duty The party consisted of General Manager Kruttschnltt W B Curtis J H Wallace Wallace H J Small Division Superintendents Superintendents Wilder Frasler Burkhalter Mulr and Randolph and Resident Engineers Engineers Palmer Culverwlll Ambrose Swalne and Srouf tnlted Presbyterian Church Concert A concert In aid of the thank offering fund will be held at the United Presby terian Church Golden Gate avenue and Polk street Thursday evening An excellent programme baa been arranged in which the jubilee singers and several well - luiownlocal artists will participate idea has to the cheapness hUEHs the best pay a highest Tribone short just made topics Insight body is literature to about The only to statement printed too often increase and in The be pointed purpose Ths sketch - Monkhouse fine rlers new with Btrrii says or pathos spirit Henry as Htary The Peoples succeeded Englishmen fian ahd both now should - The ject of Tit Oaati this sprtn cos of tags by os of ngS by scene with the the athletic President tory of brought 4own to on the It may celved series by U at enlarclnr iSSSSf i vifli2 1hlleTt1 this Mr Slolard Jotl MISCKLLA2IEOCS CHANCE Of a LIFETIME The Wholesale Stock of Greenzweig cVCo 2 and 4 Sut teratreetIs being rotalied at less thanyhore3alo i costTher saving - tb purchasers i3 enormous enormous 7 f rr - hV - - - 0WEJ iStisesnliVtlbbii V Professor first - lasricss c know it In a trated The Kodira slon and Tha Til ABf literature wona 25 - Direct Wftk A w7m aasa saau UtiuaaAl

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 25 Mar 1896, Wed,
  3. Page 8

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