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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 21, 1889)
CASCADES OF THE COLUMBIA.
IN its lost issue the VT Siiukk had something to
say about the magnitude mul importance of the
government work in progress at the mouth of the
Columbia ; hut great as tlmt in. it in not of such
vital moment to the northwest as tin- .- i i 1 1 of that
river to continuous navigation from it mouth to the
KfHt " Inland Empire," tin- viixt agricultural nintiH
of KaMern Oregon, KaMern Washington hik) Idaho.
ll'Tv in a mighty river, uhhi wln.he U.soin should In
Iforni the ei.nimeree of a great country, rendered tin-
but the vital importance, even from the point of prac
tical economy, of making an adequate appropriation
ho that the work can be carried to a speedy ami eco
nomical completion, is urged upon the attention of our
national legislators. The Columbia must be opened to
navigation Irfore the northwest can begin to make the
agricultural, commercial and industrial development
of which it is ho palpably capable.
All the funds now on hand of the appropriation
made in 1SSS will be exhausted in November, and work
must cease until another appropriation can be made
available. I'ndoiibtedly a considerable sum mtiHt be
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available f..r tlmt purKe .y imturitl ,.,.rudim.
lUrluniwJ luh Kiemv i, nbundaotlv aide re
inov It i ndi.ott.xl ,. ,! U tl.Nt 'the prelum
of tlif li.Und Kn.pirr uld Mve rv. ry vear. in the
ripen of rriu'hinjt m.rkrt. the ttnl ,x. f iMrw,.,.
iiill tl.K riul ix.w in prorvM, rn it r,.mple ; nn,
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rr toyrr, thr ind,-uMr .ppn.pn.ii..,,,, lha,
vrntinn tU ruciiMTK fr,.H. pu.hm ..rk.ud often
Miiifrllmf thnn U iUn.l..i, u U,lui, y f..r . n,tire
uf king num. Thrh. ,,,,,v ,uUr
l itur and iuiMrtn uf iUi 'i,MlfXlV, .., M
.n h. b. l it fully ,.1,1 I11SI1V
M "de, the work is again resumed for the re
I'J'ir of daimeH and placing the plant in good order.
Major landburyV report states that 7fKI,tHH) could l
T-titably ex,H,,ded during the ollieial year beginning
11 v 1. Ivhi, the earli.t moment at which a new h
I'prunion would UroIll0 avuilll,(I( Th(l wijfmiir ,
;, i,rK"' u with adequate funds to draw up,n.
,lM;,1,Ml,Ul''l could completed in two years.
' ' ,",al , xl" "' much less than will be n.ws.i
I "'''"Illations an- inadn,uate or im-gularly made,
l-tal ppn.priatin,, , date, is AVW a sun.
', T 7 R.r""!"r thK" to do the work
1 "-"T ly. U,,, at hand.