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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (March 1, 1884)
THE WEST SHORE.
The WW town springing up on Draton Harbor, the
pr.rt adjacent to Boundary liny, on Puget Sound, is
A Hiiwmill with a capacity of 20,000 feet per day of
ten bourn hfw recently been built at Harrisburg, Oregon,
by Kiiiilli ifc Owens.
During the mouth of February five vessels sailed from
Paget Kound to foreign jHirts with cargoes of lumber,
aggregating 8!I.'I,(XX) feet of dressed and 2,734,000 feet of
rough lumlier, IKX),(XX) lntlis and 88,500 shingles, valued
A now town has lieen laid out on White Eiver, a few
miles south of Seattle and on the Puget Sound Shore
Line, whii'h has been christened " Yesler," in honor of
the energetic capitalist of Seattle. This is. the locality
formerly known as Kent, or Titusville.
Messrs. A. McCully & Son are constructing a new
flouring mill at Walla Walla, on the site of the one
destroyed by hro last fall. It will contain four sets of
liuhrs and several gradual reduction rollers, thus conibin
ing the old with the new process. Tho mill will be ready
u iM-gm work liy tho first of Septembor.
Keattln is to have a number of imposing structures
wined id mo HiiDstantial huildings now adorning its
Ktreek A large three story brick block, which will cost
iiIk.iiI $2(X),(HKI, has already been commenced lv II L.
i..T, ana mo u.i.l i'ellowsoi tho city have incorporated
for the puroso of erecting an temple to cost 875.000
Application him liei-n made to Congress by tho busi-
... .. .,. . njH.Kane rails fur n charter for the Spokane
I'iiIIh k U.nr d Aleno Railroad Comoanv. i u i
no ron, that city into the new mining regi 0f North
on Idaho. ho projected roiul will bo about seventv
r , 7 Tn Tll.,,iliz"H f SlH.kao Falls are alive
to tho needs of their city.
The magnificent Htcnmor ()lampim lms T
.ml will at ce take her place on tho daily fast
- ';twoe the Terminal City and Victoria. S
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f-M,XH. Her companion, the Ahtkan uili
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the county seat of Lane and chief business center of the
upper Willamette Valley.
Coquille Eiver is one of the most important of Ore
gon's coast streams. It is navigable a distance of forty,
five miles for small steamers, and with some compa
tively inexpensive improvements at its mouth could be
entered by large ocean vessels. There is much fine agri
cultural land along the stream, some of which is already
in a high state of cultivation, while the supply of cedar
and other desirable timber is very great
Phoenix has become the southern terminus of the
Oregon & California road, and shipments of the mwW..
of Eogue Eiver Valley are now being made from that
point, as well as from Medford and other new stations in
the valley. The road is having an extremely invigorating
influence in that hitherto isolated rerion: nor an
benefits to accrue solely to the valley, for our markets
will now be supplied with the luscious fruits nf
region, and our merchants will enjoy an increased trade
mm the valley ana tributary country.
The following remarks by the Astorian apply as well
to Portland and other points reached by San Francisco
steamers as it does to the bustling city at the mouth of
the Columbia: "Next summer (as last) what Astoria has
for dinner depends greatly on what time the San TW
cisco steamer gets in. Vegetables and fruit come to us
as though we lived on an island , in the Pacific For
poorer produce than is possible for owrsfilvAa
we pay fancy prices; the grocers don't make anything; it
goes to San Francisco middlemen; it goes for freight
We send away hundreds of thousands dnll nra ovorr
year just that way, and then when the season is over, and
wo gi up on our nigh stools at the desk and look over
the ledger, we wonder how IS it that. WA hflTKm'f m-if o UWlfl
balance to our credit in the bank"
The Bellincham Bav and T?ritiali PVO
Company has applied to Conm-asa a ,.VWa,. r, ,;n
in all probability be granted the right of way across all
b-Cxn,UCUo iunu aiong the proposed route. President
Canfiold, with his enerpv of d nkr Dj
the law, is just the man to manage an enterprise of this'
v j.i remains to be seen, in view of the fact that
such a road would draw n irUflu t. t
Unndian Pacific's business to the American side of the
7 ,.nee r tUe Legislature of British Columbia or the
Canadian Parliament will
international line. If it
nechonwHh the Northern Pacific at Seattle, as is the
intention of its nrniM i t i i.
lie Whatcom country. The town of Bellingham was
Hint out less than
ftimijairhaven. wliJM, i;. i i .u. v -n
i , w iic uiiuosd Biue py siae, win boiuc
y ..rm,a Clty of considerable size. A sawmill of large
capacity has just been completed, and the old wharf is
being extended to deeper water. About fifty houses have
been erected, and this number will no doubt be doubled
m J!? J61"' 8incG the railroad Pect is attracting
much attention towards the bay.