The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891, June 01, 1886, Page 179, Image 11

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abundance of splendid fruit, giving promise for the fu
ture when the youugor trees shall have reached a good
bearing age. On Summer lake, further to the northwest,
is a small town Wring the same title, which is the cou-tf-rofqnito
an extensive stock industry. Tho settlors
have their lands under fence, and a numW of them
have sot out orchards. The soil is highly productive.
About ten miles north of Summer lake lies Silver hike,
ten miles in length, along whoso western side is a val
ley, or sage bruHh plain, capable of producing coroals, if
irrigated, which may easily be done from the streams
running through it A number of stockmen have settled
along the creeks, but have made little effort to cultivate
the soil, except for vegetables. This valley is some
what colder than Summer lake and Chnwaucan.
For one who is willing to work hard to establish him
self, and none other should attempt the life of a settler
in a new oouutry, there are goxl opportunities to secure
land in Lake county. There are good roads leading into
California ami to the railroads in that direction. Thcro
will no doubt soon be a good road, one that can be used
winter and summer, constructed to some point on the
Oregon t California railroad, probably Ashland It is
doubtful whether a railroad will penetrate that region
for some time to como, though one has been projected
frcm lteuo, Nevada, to pass through Honey lake valley
and reach the Willamette through Lake county. A few
miles have been constructed, but the date of its comple
tion to Goose hike it would be hazardous to prodict A
railroad passing through Eastern Oregon some distance
north of Lake county is more probable, and with a good
wagon road from that liue the country will xesesa bct
ter facilities for reaching ouUidu market.
One of the most pleasant and fertile sections of East
em Washington is the valley of Wenatehee river, a tribu
tary of tho Columbia entering it from the Cascade moun
tains on the northwest It lies ou the northern boun
dary of Kittitas county, and has 1mm receiving many
new settlers the post two years. Now that the railroad
is completed to EUensburg that regiou has become more
accessible to immigrants, and settlement will no doubt
become more rapid The distonoe from EUensburg to
Wenatehee is about forty miles, over a fairly gixxl road,
crossing a high divide and passing by Mount Stewart,
the great mountain peak of that region. The Kittitas
valley is famous for its products, but except in siao and
railroad facilities it possesses no advantages not enjoyed
by Wenatdice. In fact the latter has a much lowor al
titude ami is consequently hotter adapted to fruit cul
ture. Many of the settlers have small orchards and
vineyards, and the grapes, pooches am! appl of the
valley find a good market throughout Eastern Washing
ton. There is yet some good government laud open to
settlement There is also much good grazing laud in
that region which settlors can avail themselves of.
An npieal has beeu made by M. Ernest llonan for
funds to euablo M. Maspcro to remove the sand from
nronrid the Oront Sphinx, "The clearing of the Ornt
Sphinx," says M. Ilenan, "was begun two months ago.
Up to tho present time the ordinary resources of the
llouluk Museum have sutllced tor tho work, whieh might
be completed in sixty days if money did not fail. Alxmt
twenty thousand francs only are wanted. The apMa1
for the LougHou excavations, which was addressed two
years ago to the intellectual publio, wits so fruitful that
wo are ouoouragod to once moro ask tho true oonnoseeiurs
in ancient things to contribute to one of the works, the
most imperiously demanded by the present condition of
Egyptology. The Great Sphinx of (lhi,eh, nt two steps
from the pyramids, is, in my opinion, tho most astonish
ing work of the hand of mail which past ages have lie.
queathed to us. It is an immense ImhI of carved rock,
about seventy metres in length. The height of the
monstrous edifice, it it were cleared, would exceed the
highest houses, No fashioned monument either in the
rest of Egypt or in the rest of tho world, can be ooui-
parod to tins strange idol, the vestige oi a stage o im
munity whieh bullies all our Ideas. The impression
whiuh such a spectacle must have produced on imagin
ative races, and who were dominated by the souses, may
bo undorshiod from that experienced by the Egyptians
of the present day when standing liefore that enormous
head emerging from the sand and costing across the
desert its sad look. The Arab, at this sight Hies terri
fied, either throwing a stone or llriug a gun at the
strange beiug. The temple opxmite the Sphinx, if it Is
a temple, has also a character of its own. This fantas
tic construction resembles less the other temple of
Egypt than the Pantheon resemble Notre Dame. Hut
that all this i-imrmUi; which is unique in the world,
must le of tho remotest antiquity is indisputable, since
tho statues found there are those of King Chepren, thus
tiding us back to ages whieh everywhere but in Egypt
would be called fabulous." M. Kenan, in concluding
his apieal, point out that to lay bare the Sphinx will
le to restoro to tho light of day the most ancient work
which bears the trace o( human thought, ami he antici
pate that " the descent which it will afford into a world
now more than six thousand years old, will push still
further hack the limits of an historio past that seems to
fly with each step taken to reach it"
Usk Til K Pahmmi. The word " use" in this connec
tion doe not mean that the children should 1st allowed
to make a play-room of your parlor. In one sense it
should not Ite a living room, because it should 1st the
one place iu all the house where work Is not an obtru
sive suggestion. Care should U exercised not to make
the parlor a " family refrigerator " or give it a stiff and
forbidding air. There is no reason why on should feel
so constrained that breathing is made painful by tha
fear of being obtrusive.