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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (July 19, 1890)
Mr. Samuel C. Price is one of the oldest settlers on the Pa
niflii mail and civfifl ft bit of news relative to the Qaillayute
river in Washington. He says it formerly entered into the
north side of the bay near Large Rock islands, which prevent
ed the forming of a bar across its mouth, and small schooners
could safely enter the river. ' About sixteen years ago, during a
freshet, the river made a new outlet through the beach, one
mile north, and the old one was soon closed up. The present
mouth is shifting and obstructed by sand bars. The former
outlet was about twelve feet deep at low tide, of good width
and was permanent. He thinks the expense of turning the
river to its old channel would be small as compared with the
increased harbor facilities it would give, and the material de
velopment it would bring about.
Portland is extremely fortunate in possessing such a place
of amusement as Cordray's Musee and Theatre, where a first
class variety entertainment is given for ten cents and a good
dramatic performance for from ten to thirty cents additional.
A place where such amusement can be bad at euch low prices
and so conducted that the beet people of the city viBit it, can
not be too highly recommended. A new leading lady has been
engaged and will open July 21. She is Miss Esther Lyons,
and has just terminated her engagement with the " Galley
Slave " company, where she succeeded Mtos Jeffreys Lewis in
the leading role.
The Northern Pacific railroad has ordered fifteen new gain
elevators erected along its newly constructed lines. On the
PalouBe & Idaho branch they will be erected at Moscow, Voll
mer, Kendrick, Juliaetta, Lewiston and Asotin. New elevators
alonff the Central Washington and the Oregon and Washington
railroads were located at Elwood, Coppei, Long's, Huntsville,
Dayton, Dixie, Wilbur, Sunshine and Creston. They are all
to be completed in time to handle the present crop of grain.
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Ex-Alderman Hite, of Boieman, Montana, is buBily engaged
in constructing two boats, one of which is twelve and the other
twenty-three feet in length. The latter will be propelled by
steam. These Mr. Hite proposes to launch the coming fall at
Livingston, and in company with one or two friends, will set
out to navigate the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers to the Gulf
The Tacoma Belt Line railroad has been incorporated with
a capital of $500,000, and with I. W. Anderson, D. B. Hayden,
Thomas Hosmer, Edmund Bice and others, as incorporators. .
The object of this company is to construct a line of railroad
around the city of Tacoma from Meeker junction to Lake City,
American Lake and Point Defiance.
While exploring the old Chinook burial grounds, near As
toria, Oregon, a Harrison " log cabin " medal was found, with
other trinkets, with the date 1840 plainly visible. It was prob
ably traded by some of the early pioneers to the happy Indian
who wore it at a barter price far beyond its value.
On Tuesday, July 29th, low rates will be in effect for the
round trip between Union Pacific points and Salt Lake City,
giving all an opportunity of indulging in the luxury of a salt
water swim at the celebrated Garfield beach; making a day
light trip through the beautiful Cache valley and enabling pass
engers to view the magnificent scenery of Snake river. Tick
ets, detailed time of trains and general information can be ob
tained upon application to any ticket agent of the Union Pacific
T. W. Leb, general passenger agent.
The remains of a mastodon were found on Snake river, near
Asotin, Idaho, last week. The tusks measured eight feet in
length, and seven or eight inches in diameter at the but. They
were formerly in the earth about fifteen feet, but had been
exposed by the earth being washed from them.
Articles incorporating the East Sk'e Street Car & Motor Co.,
at Baker City, Or., have been filed. The capital stock is fixed
at $25,000. J. P. Faull, George Waggener, P. Basche and J.
H. Parker are the directors. The object is to supply better
street car service in that growing city.
The William Ruble gold mines, in Josephine county, Ore
gon, are, perhaps, the most valuable in the state, consisting of
350 acres of gold-bearing soil and rock, some of which are very
rich in minerals. There was recently on exhibition at Salem
$2,200 worth of these mines' products.
The Independence & Monmouth railroad has been complet
ed, thus connecting Independence and Monmouth, Oregon, by
rail. It is the regular standard gauge, and the car to run on it
haB arrived, and awaits the motor to operate it, which ex
pected by the 20th of July.
Kootenay, Idaho, think it has prospects ahead of becom
ing a mining center, hoping, at an early day, to have a smelter
and an extension of the Northern Pacific to the rich mines of
that section. Spokane Falls and eastern capitalists are said to
be investing in its mineB.
About $8,000 worth of gold dust was on exhibition in Baker
City last week, the result of a partial clear-up of the Nelson
placer mines. It is estimated that those mines have produced
$25,000 so far and will aggregate double that sum by the end
of the season.
The Yakima Street Railway & Power company, has been in
corporated and capitalized at $100,000, and proposes to con
struct the road from the north end of North Yakima, Washing
ton, to a proposed park and gymnasium a few miles from the
The Seatco Manufacturing company, which recently had its
extensive plant burned out at Bucoda, Washington, has decid
ed to rebuild at Bucoda, notwithstanding the flattering offers
they have had to rebuild at Centralia and other places.
The government has ordered additional life saving stations
on the Pacific coast, to be established at the mouth of Umpqua
river, at Coos bay, and at the mouth of the Coquille river; all
of which are on the coast of Oregon.
A paint mine has been found near Moscow, Idaho. It is
said the Northern Pacific R. R. has purchased an interest in it.