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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 25, 1890)
The Spokane exposition is well aupplied with
music. The Royal Hungarian orchestra, of New
York, embracing ten string and reed pieces, oc
cupies the art gallery, which is I spacious apart
ment with Beating accommodations for several
hundred in addition to an abundance of room for
dancing. This suits the young people Immensely.
Then consolidated band is made np from the
military bands of Fort Sherman and Fort Spokane.
These thirty musicians have a stage in the main
hall, and render select programmes both afternoon
and evening. Between the numbers by the con
solidated band, the orchestra does its part. The
music hall and adjoining galleries will seat com
fortably 4,000 people.
One might with reason expect to find in an ex
position of this magnitude, conceived and consum
mated In less than six months, many things that
would speak of hurried work and general incom
pleteness. The undertaking was a vast one and
there is probably no record of a similar achieve
ment In so short time and under like conditions.
And the visitor can not but be surprised at the
completeness of all the arrangements and the sub
stantial character of every thing about the build
ing. The idea of permanence is expressed in
every detail. The best materials entered into its construction, and every
accommodation, such as water, light, etc., is as good as In the best
business blocks in the city. As an indication of its strength, the lowest
floor will sustain weight of 3,000 pounds and the one next above 2,000
pounds to the square foot. No part of the building has been built merely
for the season's exposition, to be torn away when this shall have ended,
Such matters as the exterior painting are yet in progress, but everything
affecting the utility of the building is finished and in such a manner as to
make it continuously and permanently serviceable.
It was understood from the beginning that many features of the exposi
tion should be permanent The mineral and grain exhibits were to be
among these and have been provided for where doubting Thomases may
repair at any time to behold with their own eyes wheat or oats on stalks six
or seven feet tall, and try the quality of the duly attested phenomenal yields,
and where they may see the ores of all kinds and degrees of richness from
all points of the compass. In carrying out the design in this pirticular the
Spokane exposition will be source of a vast amount of practical informa
tion for the on coming thousands from the east. But a new use was recently
suggested for the machinery hall, and the suggestion is likely to be carried
into effect. It if that the hall be made a nursery of manufacturing where
experimental manufacturing may be carried on by those interested in the
results to be obtained. Spokane Falls is so young and the country around
it so new that capitalists are sometimes reluctant to put money into manu
factories there because they do not see occular proof that their special line
will be a success. To furnish power and room for machinery where the re-,
suits in any given branch of factory work may be actually wrought will
serve a very important purpose, and it is in a direct line with the object in
view in establishing the exposition, though a step in advance of the original
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tiii ruorr sound exhibit.
Mrs. M. A. Pittock, well known In Portland, has written a charming ro
mance entitled " The God of Civilisation," with the scene laid In the Ha
waiian Islands, where she spent a year preparing the material. She has
been contributing many interesting articles about that island country to the
OUR STARRY FLAQ.
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Verdant and freeh, in lie natlre iale.
J. T. Dillok.
The Columbia Klver Railway A Navigation Co., formerly the Far
mers' Railway, Navigation & Steamboat Co., has filed articles of Incorpora
tion in Washington, with a capital stock of '.',000,000. The purine Is to
build a railroad from the mouth of the Columbia river, alone; the north
aide to the month of the Yakima river, some distance above Tasco; them
to the mouth of the Okanogan river, in the northern part of Douglas county ;
to build a portage railroad from the Columbia river, near the
mouth of the Klickitat river, to a point near Columbus, Klickitat
county, and to operate steamboats and other craft on the Colum
bia and Willamette rivers. Considerable work hu already been
done on the portage road, and itpi are being taken for the estab
lishment of the line of steamers to Portland In th near future.
Considerable dlicusslon bu been caused in mining circles dur
ing the past week by the reported sale, or rather option for th
miPl'KaaUl nf tllla ( roat It-anlla Mnnnlaln minima AAmnaii.'a
VV ' Vjjff ,rtle" 'octel 'n th southeastern part of Deer Lodge county, Mon
"Pr Un' T'" cona,(lartt,on M'd to W,000,000, or an average of
Vu2 ulTT ("5 per share for the entire number of share of sUx;k. Tliebondls
7 be tlirn(l nvnr to th avnillrt wlili.h la mmiuuiul nf Vnull.li
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wuaie. in umiiiia jiuuuuiiu m at present ui largeat silver pro
ducing property in the world, and pays larger dividends than any
other mine now being operated. There is scarcely a proliabillty
of the deal being consummated as stockholder are generally loth
to part with such splendid property, and to secure ninety per cent,
of the stock for transfer will be no small undertaking. It I to b
hoped Ui mines will still be owned and operated by Americans,
and the proceed applied to building np our own country. If it
Is worth such an enormous sum to English capitalist It is surely
worth more to American,