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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (July 12, 1890)
It has been demonstrated by A. W. Chellis, an inventor of
Truckee, Cal., that certain substances have an attraction for
gold. He proved that the attraction for a mineral electrical
ball, recently invented by himself, equaled one grain for each
$10 of gold. Small particles of gold, gold duet and gold leaf
flew to the ball as iron filings will to a magnet. Therefore, for
the first time in the history of the world it has been shown that
gold has a magnet the same as iron. This invention will prob
ably add considerably to the world's product of gold.
The official report of the secretary of state of the republic of
Mexico for the fiscal year just ended contains some compila
tions interesting to the people of the United States. The ex
ports from Mexico were valued at over $63,000,000. Of this
amount more than $40,000,000 went to the United States, $12,
000,000 to England, $8,000,000 to. Germany and $3,000,000 to
France. Of the thirty-five custom houses El Paso stands first,
Vera Cruz second, Frogresso third and Laredo fourth.
The Chehalis & Pacific Land company, of Chehalis, Wash.,
has been incorporated with a capital stock of $350,000, by C. W.
Griggs, Henry Hewitt, Jr., Charles F. Leavenworth, James M.
Buckley and Edmund Rice. The object is the general im
provement of the surrounding country.
While boring for artesian water at Summerville, Califor
nia, recently, a flow of gas was struck, which, at a depth of
thirty feet, gave a pressure of forty pounds to the square inch.
It is intended to put in a six-inch pipe and furnish fuel and
light for the entire town.
There are some large mills in the west, but the largest saw
mill in the world is located at Clinton, Iowa. It cost $200,000
and is capable of sawing 450,000 feet of lumber in eight hours.
It has seven band and three gang saws and two batteries of
ten boilers each.
The Tacoma & Puyallup railroad has been completed. Ten
trains daily will be run between the terminal points as soon as
the road bed gets settled. The company has five motors, and is
considering purchasing some light locomotives for this work.
The Yakima Street Railway & Power Co. has been incorpo
rated with a capital stock of $100,000 at North Yakima, Wash.
The Gold Mountain Mining & Milling Co., of Moscow,
Idaho, has been incorporated with a capital stock of $100,000.
Work has been commenced on a new flouring mill at Inde
PRIZE CONTESTS PHOTOGRAPHERS.
Prizes for Professionals. Prizes for Amateurs.
WEST SHORE offers the following four prizes for the best photographs produced in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Brit
ish Columbia or Alaska, divided into two classes, as follows :
CLASS I .Open to both professionals and amateurs. First prize, $75.00 cash. Second prize, $25.00 cash.
CLASS 2. Open to amateurs only. First prize, one Partridge Compact Camera, 5x7, with double combina
tion lens, valued at $58.00. Second prize, one No. 1 Kodak Camera, valued at $25.00. These
prizes will be shipped from the photographic supply house of E. J. Partridge, No. C9 Morrison
street, Portland, Oregon.
Photographs may be of any subjects the contestants may select, except portraits and machinery, and the number of entries
by one person is not limited. The judges will be honorable, competent men selected just three days before the awards are made.
The best photographs sent in will be reproduced from week to week in WEST SHORE, with the names and addreBsos of the
Contestants are requested to send two prints of each subject, one to be submitted to the judges and the other for use by the
engraver. Make no marks on the photographs themselves, but cut out the accompanying slip and write your name and address,
names of subjects and class they are entered in, and forward it with the photographs, one slip for each entry you make. The
The photographs will be grouped and placed on exhibition at the Portland exposition, the awards being made on the third day
of the fair, Saturday, September 27th, 1890. It is important, however, that photographs be sent in as soon as possible, so as to
enable us to reproduce them. Those received when the contest is nearly finished can not be reproduced.
WEST SHORE PHOTOCRAPMC CONTEST.
Name of 8ubject.
Name of Photographer.