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I (John Phillips) have been transcribing some copies Dave Sprau dug out of various local repositories, including the Everett Public Library. For your entertainment:
The Eye [Snohomish, Wash. October 26, 1893
The first car load of a large consignment of ore from the Kootenai country arrived at the Everett smelter last Wednesday over the Great Northern.
J. D. McLeod [and] Co. of Edmonds, have the champion record for a 20 day’s cut of shingles on a double block machine. In the month of September the total cut of the mill for 20 days was 2,276,000 shingles, an average of over 114,000 a day. Double block machines are normally rated at 90,000 for a day’s work. The smallest day’s work of the McLeod company was 94,000; the largest 128,000.
The Eye [Snohomish, Wash.] December 28, 1893
Because of an immense land slide which occurred Wednesday on the shore line branch near Edmonds, the Great
Northern Overland now runs over the Everett [and] Monte Cristo and Lake Shore roads, switching back from Lowell.
Two young toughs who were put off the G.N. train near Burlington fired upon the conductor with a revolver. The conductor and other members of the crew armed themselves and after a short run through the woods caught the hobos and brought them to Mt. Vernon where they were turned over to the authorities.
The Eye [Snohomish, Wash.] March 15, 1894
Chief Engineer Miller and other Great Northern officials visited Everett last week. It is reported that bids will at once be called for to complete the tunnel under the city. Work on the approaches has been under way for some time.
Monroe [Wash.] Monitor, September 5, 1901
Hartford Junction was nearly destroyed by fire Tuesday morning.
According to the [Seattle, Wash. Post-Intelligencer], [James J.] Hill has ordered the substitution of electric power for steam on the entire Cascade [D]ivision of the Great Northern [R]ailway.
Monroe [Wash.] Monitor, September 24, 1903, n.p.
The work of construction has begun on the transfer track between the N.P. and G.N. The track will connect the G.N. just east of the county road near the depot, and passes on a circle to the N.P. below the Ford cottages, and a long storage track of 3,000 feet long, will be run along side the N.P. track south. –Snohomish Tribune
Charles Sweeny has sold for the Federal Mining [and] Smelting Company, the Everett smelter, with over $300,000 worth of ore on hand, and the Monte Cristo mines, to the American Smelting [and] Refining Company at a price exceeding a million dollars. This is more than the Federal company paid for these properties.
Snohomish [Wash.] Tribune, August 20, 1915
Northern Pacific Will Soon Run Over The G.N. Tracks
September 1 will see N.P. trains direct to Everett—Machias and Hartford cut off from main line—Ticket offices will be consolidated.
The Tribune is in receipt of information from reliable sources to the effect that Northern Pacific trains will begin running over the Great Northern tracks from here to Everett and north to the N.P. main line again, about the first of September. This information was received from two sources, one in touch with the N.P. railway and the other with the Great Northern. Linemen are bus connecting up telegraph wires between the two depots.
Some moths ago the two roads, which have never been connected since they were first built into Snohomish, were united with a switch just across the Snohomish [R]iver. The general plans were known at the time, but some delay in making arrangements, lack of agreement over terms it is said, delayed the actual installation of the new service.
The new arrangement will enable the Northern Pacific to run through Everett, with the natural increase in freight and passenger traffic which will result there from. Heretofore their only connection has been by means of the interurban between here and Everett, which until a few moths ago had its depot at the N.P. station. Running north from Everett over the Great Northern tracks, the N.P. will run onto its own roadbed again at Edgecomb, a few miles north of Hartford.
It is probable that a branch line passenger service will run from Snohomish to Machias and Hartford, but these two towns will no longer be on the main line. the old N.P. depot in Snohomish will be used for freight, but one and possibly two tricks will be abolished on the operator’s staff.
The Great Northern depot will be used as a ticket office for both the Great Northern and Northern Pacific. Additional help to take care of the increased work will be employed.
The Monte Cristo line, formerly owned by the N.P., was sold some time ago to a logging concern, by which it is being operated.
This new arrangement amounts to practically a union depot in Snohomish, for the Milwaukee is close by, while the interurban to Everett is only three blocks away. If the last named extends the length of First [S]treet, as a majority of the people here think it should, and as most people think eventually will happen, the transportation lines of the city will be well grouped—an advantage to business in many ways.
The Eye [Snohomish, Wash.] May 31, 1894
Geo. England was taken to the Steilacoom asylum on Friday, as a result of a recent severe attack of brain fever. At least accounts he was improving, and it is thought that under proper treatment and care he will fully recover.
All of Edmonds shingle mills have resumed operations. The Lyre says that instead of working against each other, the mill operators and the merchants have inaugurated a broader and more beneficial plan—that of co-operation.
The scarcity of box cars this week caused the Standard mill to build rustic roofs on several coal cars for the shipment of shingles.
During the past week great damage has been done by floods on both ends of the Cascade [M]ountains, caused by high temperature melting the unusually deep fall of snow. All the transcontinental railroads have been blockaded, but the [Northern Pacific] has sustained the greatest damage.
The first train over the [Great Northern] for four days passed through Snohomish westbound Tuesday night, a transfer having been made at Mission on the Wenatchee, where a big washout occurred. It will probably be a week before the break is repaired. Several miles of the [Great Northern] shore line in the Skagit [V]alley [have] been washed out and it will take a week or more after the water receded to get that line repaired. In the meantime, passengers are transferred by boat between Stanwood and Burlington. The bridge at Mt. Vernon was considerably damaged and for a time it was expected to go out. The Skagit was a foot higher than ever before known, and the damage is enormous. Many farmers are left destitute, their crops were destroyed, their stock drown and their homes washed away. So far as reported no human lives were lost, but several persons narrowly escaped downing being saved by rescue parties in boats. The dykes broke in several places, and the entire valley,
including Olympia marsh and the tide flats, is a vast inland sea from five to twenty-five miles wide.
The Stillaguamish was not unusually high, but the tide that forms at its delta are being covered by the overflow from the Skagit.
The [Canadian Pacific] trains between Vancouver and Seattle will continue to use the Lake Shore tracks until the [Great Northern] washouts are repaired.
[Fraser River] reached the high water mark of 1882 and caused great damage.
The Snohomish at this place was two feet below high water mark of last November and overflowed only the lower banks. the damage in this valley is slight and is confined to crops in the lowlands.
The Spokane was four feet higher than ever before known. The Lake Shore  bridge and three wagon bridges at Spokane were carried away, and for a time the loss of the others seemed inevitable.
The mining town of Concully, Okanogan [C]ounty, population 700, was swept away Sunday morning, and ever business house was destroyed. One lady drowned.