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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1875)
VOL. 1 No. 5.
POKTLAND, OREGON, DECEMBER, 1875.
ISlN'tILK COI'IKS, CRST8
'( CAI E HORN, COLUMBIA RIVER.
f THE SCENERY OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER.
Iu this number wo present to our renders a
I few views of prominent points on the Columbia
3 Hirer. A number of others are in the hands ofj
j the engraver now, and will appear in subsequent
I issues. The Eastern tourists, in their yearly pil-
grimago to view the beautiful scenery of the
8 Paeifio Coast, rarely extend their trips to this
. BP.'tinn mid Vpt tliPA ia nntlilnrr In tLn fu,
ijj5s'l Yosemitc to equal our magnificent scenery
ofine Columbia. And the dnyls not far distant
when it will be "to the Columbia Hirer," in
stead of "to the Yoscmite." Some writer once
said, " See the Yosemite and die!" True. One
or two trips to that section will satisfy the most
enthusiastic lorer of Nature. We say, " See the
1 ioiumuia and live, tor alter once viewing its
: h magnificent and awe-inspiring scenery, a con-
' tiuual longing recurs to behold it again. We
- J know a Captain of ono of the river steamers who,
j though passing these same points daily for tlio
) past 15 years or more, is as enthusiastic about
J them to-day as when lie first went on the river.
i A trip to the Yosemito is associated with con
siderable hardship, riding on jolting stages over
rough roads and at lust winding up with a six
mile ride over a narrow trail on a dilapidated
and starred-out Indian pony. The least misstep
of said pony would hurl it and its rider to des
truction, thousands of feet below. Whilst here,
we step aboard the elegant steamers of the 0. S.
N. Co., have our meuls at regular hours, and
view at our ease a passingpanorama of the most
magnificent scenery in the world. We do not
attempt a description of any of the scenes which
our artist has so cleverly trausfcred on to paper,
simply because no writer can do them justice.
The Columbia must be seen, to know what it
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
G. 1). F., Portland. We have repeatedly
stated that we will not publish anything political
or personal, therefore your article is respectfully
C'iias. G. Come to the office or send an nutlir r
izeJ person to receive your Ms. i
G. L. H., Jacksonville Look over our r.dver
tising columns, and you will find the most roli
able firms in that line of business, Anr of them
will furnish the article you want.
W., Dali.es. There is something wrong with
your post office. We henr of no complaints from
anywhere else. We think if your Postmaster
would keep all those youngsters out of the office,
the establishment might then ho carried on in a
little better style. Jt rod don't get your paper
regular hereafter, let us -know, nnd we'll see
what Mr. Underwood, our 1'ostal Agent, can do
. v..., Oi,g0 , ,uuu
e, too, have a number of rosebushes in bloom
in our yard, and to-day, the 20th of December,
we plucked some Violets, Pansies and Daisies
from a uortheastern exposure.
R., Dayton. An enterprising community like
vnnra nnn ftartninlt' adv.,.,1 tA '1
. v..m..,,j ulwlu w ,mll Up iruii-urver.
I Not only can you preserve all your fruits in that
' ' lis IF 1
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CASTLE ROCK, COLUMBIA RIVER.
TOOTH BRIDGE, 0. R. R., CASCADES, C0LUMI1IA RIVER.
manner, but your onions and other vegetables
could be made marketable by the help of a
dryer. Vegetables of all kinds are now being
put up for market by the Oregon City Company,
and Steel k Co., at Bearerton, employ 20 hands
just on onions.
John, Oregon City. The best remedy for
toothache, and one that has helped us, is as fol
lows: Pulverize alum and common salt in equal
quantities, then take a small piece of wet cotton,
clip it into the prepared powder and place into
the hollow of the tooth. You will at once ex
perience a sensation of coldness in the tnofh,
which gradually subsides, and your toothncho
8. II., Madei.ia, Minn. At your suggestion
we insert tho weather report from the united
States Signal Department; will hereafter publish
it every month. The general health of our in
habitants is good. Doctors don't seem to make
fortunes very rapidly. General farming, that is,
raising everything that can bo raised, would
undoubtedly "pay best. Your coiihtrymeif (Scan
dinariau) flourish, many of them ranking
amongst our rery best business men. The per
son you inquire after has moved to Salem, Ore
gon. A letter addressed there would reach him.
The balance of your questions must be left un
answered until our next, as we are not well
enough informed at present on the subjects.
ROOSTER ROCK, COLUMBIA RIVER,
D. W., Jefferson C;tv, Mo. Yos, it rains
here, and sometimes keeps on tor a while, but
then it insures us bountiful harvests, year after
year, whilst California, not being troubled much
with rain, doesn't have a full crop oftonor than
once in five years. Don't you think we can
stand a little "dump" now and tlion at that
rate I . .. ,
G. B. 8., Danville, lud If, as you say, you
are a practical tinnier, willing to work and" build
up a home, wo suy come, Oregon is tho country
for you. Hut if you como expecting to pick up
twenty-dollar piocos wherever you may turn, wo
sny stay whore you are. Wo need workors.
Oregon has no room for drones or grumbler.
For want of space, several letters remain un
answered until our next.
Read This. Wo are now preparing a nunibor
of views showing tho process of Salmon Fishing
and Packing, from tho time tho fish is taken
from the Columbia until it is put on board of
vessels to be shipped to all parts ot the world.
Tho number of tho West Siiorb containing these
views wmII alone ho worth the entire year's sub
scription, and will at the same time be the means
of attracting attention to one of our most im
Miles Davis, iu Washington County, raises
lurgo turnips. Three average sized ones weighed
66$ pounds. Tho first one was 3 feet and 8
inches in circumference nnd 1 foot in diameter,
and weighed 25 pounds, tho Fccond 1!IJ, tho
third 13 pounds. They were raised on up" land
and the seed was sown about tho 1st of July.
CAPE HORN, NEAR CELILO, COLUMBIA RIVER.