The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891, February 01, 1884, Image 1

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L Vol. 10.
. Portland, Crayon, FoWuary, 14.
No. 2.
An Illustrated Journal of General Information, devoted to the- development of
tht Great Wat.
finhcription price, per annum .' f 2 (
To foreign oountriea, including postage. i i 2S
Single oopiea , 25
, Bulmcription can be forwarded by registered letter or postal order at our rink .
FoetmaHtora and New Agent will roo jivo suuioriptiom at abore raUia.
General Traveling Agenti-Craigio Bharp, Jr., and Georgo Bliarp.
L, SAMUKL, Publisher, m Front St., oor. Washington, Portland, Or.
Canadian Paoifio Scenery. na
Chronology of Events , Hi)
Cwurd'Aleue Gold Fields 40
Kditoriul , , f , jjjt
Kl I'upitan 411
Idaho , In
Iiitlunt rial Notes "mi
Gnnt Northwest, N. 2 , , ; , i
nuuuson i hi yon 511
Mineral Product of the Wost , Hi)
Mining 811
Montuna , 8M
Mount Shasta ; 4
Oregon.... , hi)
(Wnoli and Iti Jlabit" H!t
Our Industrie and Kejouroea, No. 1 , 84
Quinine f rom Gas Tar , ' in
ltailroad Guide and Time Tablei HI
Hmlroad Note? M
RuTerios of a Bachelor, No. 2 , f.8
Keuttle Hnrhor m
Huonge Fishing in Florida. M
Three Tetona. go
naamugion ., 87
Approach to The Dftllej , 42
Avalanche (inlcli... , (I
('Huron (lit: . .. 42
rn....lAl..n Ti. r -I.-. mi. n j rv mi.. r . n .1 1
w rtii'iw no uiikui itanKo twin uij unv me iupariuroi un me
Trail: Miitinf Hiirmiiitdiitir ('miulrv 41
ElCapitan 411
Fraor liiver Abore Yale, British Columbia. f2
Mndison Cai'von . M
Mount Bhiotn 4,1
Olympic ItaiiKe from Bonttle Harbor na
HpuMiim Crook, British Columbia , 62
me inree ieioti , ni
It would be well if more of our business centers
would follow the example set by the town of Cheney. It
has provided a house where immigrants can leave their
families while searching for land upon which to settle,
It is furnished with stoves and bedsteads, and no rental
is charged for its use. Though it is always better for an
intending settler to leave his family behind when he
comes West iii search of a new home, since they are but
an additional expense and hindrance to him while exam
ining the country, still many men are accompanied by
their families, and a pluce like this is a convenience they
soon learn to appreciate. The merchants of our towns
rely upon immigrants for much of their trade, and they
blow that the rapid settlement of the country means an
equally rapid increase in business and property values.
They should not confine their attention to simply otlvor
ising their section in order to induce settlers to come
here in preference to some other point, but should show
heir good intentions by doing something to aid and en
rjurage the immigrant after he arrives. The effort made
3 Cheney is a good one, but the thing most uoeded is a
cal bureau of information in every county seat and
rominent town iu the West, a place where pints of the
leant land in the county are kept, and where the immi
rant can obtain needed information and advice, free of
charge and courteously given. Let him realize that you
have an interest in him beyond the prosont dollar or two
he drops in the way of trade, and the chances are that
where he is thus treated he will elect to remain- Such a
bureau would do more to facilitate the settlement of a
county than cords of pamphlets and boom circulars.
The annual influx of immigrants from the East will
soon begin, and beyond question the number of pooplo
who will como to the extreme "West this year to Bottle
upon Government and railroad land, or to cngngo in
some mercautilo pursuit or manufacturing industry, will
be largely in excess of any previous yoar in our history.
Two lines of railroad now reach us, whnn only a yoar ago
thore was nono. One of the causes of tho enormous im
migration which has flowed into Dakota is tho facility of
renching all portions of the Torritory by rail. Tho dif
ferent roads, embracing half a dozen trunk lines and
their brandies, havo boen taxed to their utmost capacity
to transport the goods, furnituro, stock and families of
intending sottlors. Equal facilities, would be equally
employed in this rogion. The Jaoifio Northwest holds a
favorable place in tho nnndrt'foi Eastern people con
templating a removal ta somi Wostnrn homo; they know
that here they will not bo on the " frontier," in the sense
in which that term is usually understood; but tho former
difficulty and exponso of reaching this region havo
caused many to soloct Borne point further earit and many
others to dofer the tiino of their departure until such
obstacles were removed. These have disappeared before
the advance of the railroads, and wo may reasonably
anticipate a great addition t ) our population and wealth
within the next eight months. It will expand tho area of
our cultivated hinds, will increase tho quantity and
variety of our products, will put now life into our indus
tries and stimulate business in every channel of trado.
In whatever position Henry Villard may be loft by
the reverses of fortune, Oregon should always hold his
name in kindly remembrance for the many favors bo
stowed by him outeide his ofllcial capacity. One of these,
for which he has never received Hufliciont credit, was the
endowment from his private means of the State Univer
sity at Eugene City. He contributed $7,000 to lift a
debt hanging over the institution, $1,700 for the salary of
a professor ono year, $1,000 for apparatus, $1,000 for n
library, $250 for u scholarship, and $-50,000 in six per
cent Northern Pacific Railroad bonds ns nn endowment
fund, making a total of $01,010. Mr. Villard owns no
property at Eugeno City, and was entirely unselfish in
his gratuity.
The recent flood in tho Ohio, exceeding even the great
one of last year, warns us of what we may expect when
our mountains ore denuded of timber.