The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, July 07, 1912, Page 27, Image 27

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    TIIC Or.ZGOII SUNDAY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, SUNDAY ' HORNING, JULY I 7, 1912.
NEWPORT POPULAR COAST RESORT
Playground That Offers Invigorating Sea Breezes, Beautiful Beach, Many Natural Attractions and Delight
ful Weather; Picturesque Mountain Scenery': Feature of Trip to Coast; Agate Beach, Mecca of Gem
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NEWPORT has been the assem
bling ground of thousands each
year. Those who have been here
before are coming again. Kew
port has splendid schools and
j churches. The people are wholesome,
genial and companionable. The climate
la equable, delightful, healthful. At
tractions sufficient to keep you con
stantly employed In sightseeing wheth
er you remain with us a week4 a month
or throughout the ' year, are scatered
for miles in any direction. .
Newport la not a "Coney Island" or an
Atlantic City, it Is the playground of
folks from every section of the north
west, who come to enjoy the.cpol. in-1
vlgoratlng summer sea breeze and tht
healthful ocean air, to bathe In an ideal
surf, to visit unequaled natural attrac
tions, to enjoy themselves unhampered
by conventionalities, to live' in the' open
in true outing style, to come and go
as pleases them, to rub elbows with
pleasant neighbors and friends.
Without suitable weather conditions
the most attractive Bpot would be un
inviting to pleasure-loving people. Cold
bleak winds, heavy dank fog, snow,
sleet, ice and storms are not compat
ible with life along the coast. In sum
mer, while the Inland sections swelter
under an enervating midsummer mn,
cool breezes blow from out the north
west. The sky Is blue and clear. Ai
campfire is not uncomfortable In the
evenings. In the winter, when cold
rains and fog make life dreary In the
interior, warm moist winds from the
Bouthwest leave their soothing touch
upon the seashore.
Ideal Camping Flats.
Midway between the Columbia river,
the northernmost boundary of Oregon,
and the California line. Is Taqulna bay,
early recognized as a safe refuge for
ships and an ideal campground. In
dians, but a few years since, made the
point of land which forms the western
rim of the bay a campground," Idling
in the summer sunshine, feasting upon
an abundance of easily caught sea fish,
crabs, oysters and clams, hunting deer
and bear and elk In the neighboring
hills, racing on the broad stretch of
ocean beach or driving their rude dug
outs over the placid waters of the bay,
comfortably passing the winters with
no fear of ice-laden winds.
The route to Newport, through the
roast mountains leads through pictur
esque mountain scenery, past comfort
able valley farms, with here and there
a commercial orchard bearing its wealth
of blossom or fruit. Flocks of Angora
goats and sheep dot the hillsides., For
many miles the railroad follows the
Yaqulna river, almost from its source,
the trickling mountain stream grad
ually broadening until It becomes a wa
terway of sufficient Importance to af
ord considerable shippings. Fanners
going to market In their launches, fish
ermen taking salmon from their nets
or oysters and crabs from the waters
of the bay, busy lumber mills, pleasure
parties in all manner of water craft
era some of the sights on the Taquina
river. The railroad terminal is Taqulna
City and the four miles across the' Day
to Newport are covered upon the water,
ample transportation facilities being
provided by" ferry boats. gasoline
launches, etc.
Beach Is Popular.
If Newport had an Ideal climate, a
Buperb location, unlimited resources and
had no beach, her claim upon pleasure
loving folks would be valueless. That
she has a beach surpassed by no other
on the Oregon coast Is demonstrated
by her continued popularity. On the
bay Is a splendid bathing beach, but
one can continue around lighthouse point
and, barring one or two points of Jut
ting rock, can walk or drive for miles
up a wonderful beach of hard, smooth,
white sand with a beautiful Inviting
surf the entire distance. Here and there
are wonderful natural attractions that
are worth while going miles to see. Cross
the bay and the beach continues south
ward 16 miles to Waldport. with more
wonders to he visited. Surf bathing
can be Indulged in with safety from
undertow both In the bay and on Nye
beach or any of the stretch of beach
from Newport to Yaqutna Head.
Every facility has been provided for
the comfort of bathers. On Nye beach
are two commodious bath houses. Hot
running sea water Is piped In for the
use of those who can not stand the
rigors of bathliiK In the open sea. The
sanatorium Is also fitted for the enjoy
ment of the less hardy, and a, large
glass-enclosed sun porch Is n feature
much enjoyed. Hundreds take their
plunge In the natatorlum and sanata
rlum tanks daily.
Agate Beach.
From Newport north for many miles
the land bordering the beach has been
platted Into lots. Cottages dot knollji
here and there all the way to Otter
Rocks. . The most pretentious of the
resorts thus far established Is Agate
beach, Just north of Nye beach, a por
tion of the tract occupying all that por
tion of Yaqulna Head that Is not taken
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coyotes, sage hens and a great variety
of gam animals and garhe birds. But
moat noted Of all the- attractions lor
the man with a gun is the duck shoot
ing of tha late autumn months, during
which the waters and sloughs of the
upper Deschutes offer sport with all the
feathered water blrda" known to the Pa
cific northwest.
It is for its trout, however, that the
Deschutes country chiefly is noted. The
upper reaches of this famous river pro
vide an unsurpassed anglers' play
ground. As a tour ground fr automobiles
Central-Oregon - gives- a field of as - va
ried Interest and possibility as any to
be found in the west. Not the least
attractive feature of Deschutes valley
excursionlng is the fact that to some
degree such is accompanied by the feel
ing of pioneering; for in a great meas
ure the country is uncharted for -the
autoist, before whom therefore always
lies the delightful possibility of stum
bling onto something new and unex
pected. The ice caves and the lava fields, not
far from Bend, are among the most In
teresting natural phenomena in the
northwest.
Selecting Place Easy
Oregon Offers Unbounded Varie
ty of Opportunity for Fishing,
Bathing and Boating.
gray monolith on the Oregon shore, and
well within the Columbia river gorge
proper, with the wide expanse of water
flanked on either side by towering crags,
palisades and waterfalls, down which
plunge numerous small streams in wa
terfalls one is impressed with the big
ness of it all. Latourelle, Multnomah
and Bridal Veil falls are typical of this
region. -
Multnomah Is king of all the srreat
Columbia river falls. Multnomah is
nearly 900 feet high. With a rush the
wide and finds a moment's rest In a
great hollowed out pool 800 feet below.
before plunging again 160 feet to lower
levels.
Oneonta Gorge, a few miles farther
on, Is a deep, fern etched vista leading
for over a mile back Into narrow, shad
owy defiles, with a clear stream splash
ing over the rocks of Its tied, and a
beautiful waterfall at 4ts head.
Horestail falls next come Into view.
As the bluffs recede farther from the
river bank, homes, gardens and orchards
fill In the open spaces.
Of the rocks of great magnitude along
the Columbia, Cape Horn Is, perhaps,
the most unique. Its strangely chiseled
columns rise 300 sheer feet from the
water's edge, then pile upward and back
ward to a height of 2S00 feet. Along
the water its face extends for 2400 feet.
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which can be seen to the south, and
rising majestically above it. To the
north Castle Roqk gracefully rears its
massive walls. Even the most casual
glance will convince the traveler that
its name has been well chosen.
Cascade Locks is where "The Bridge
of the Oods" once spanned the river, the
great natural bridge Immortalised in
Batch's story of that, name, and verified
by traditton in geology. One rnay-per
down through the clear waters Of the
Columbia and see, many feet below, tops
of tall trees that were submerged cen- .
turles ago when the great stone bridge
connecting the banks of the river was
hurled from its foundation to the bot
tom of the stream, there to form a bar
rier to navigation, making the river im .
passable save by artificial locks. : 7. , f t
The locks which admit the passage
of the river boats around the rapids are
interesting -themselves-, their opera
tiotj always attracting the attention of ,
the excursionist.
Up the river a short distance lies c
The Dalles, one of the pioneer" towns
of Oregon, where the government Is
spending millions of dollars removing
obstructions In th way of navigation by
the construction of the Celllo canal, 1
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ELECTING the place to .spend an
outing is Tiot an easy matter if
the best results are to be obtained.
It's a Job worth while, especially
when it conies but once a year.
The first thought of the prospective
vacationist generally covers the whole
range of recreation and fishing, all con
centrated at one point; every day a per
fect one, big catches of fish, tine beds,
the best of table service. In fact, he
sees the whole outing machinery' work
ing In perfect order. It will b; ob
served that he sees these things In his
mind. When he gets to the resort lie
sees things dlferent, and really ho may
be more pleased.
Care should bo left behind, once you
are ready for vacation, for there are
those who se and enjoy all the beau
ties of nature, no matter where they are,
and whoso vacation Is gilded by dreamy
thoughts and pleasant anticipations,
while there are others who see noth
ing as they glide through the forest,
over lake or down stream.
It Is the sunny-natur'ed fellow or the
laughing woman who gets the full worth
of the vocation. They uplift; they see
things; they expect backsets and meet
them as a matter of course. A fall
Into the water, a sliver In the flesh,
a sprained ankle, it is all the same to
them; they come up smiling, and always
take these things gracefully.
The old saying that "onu man's meat
is another man's poison" applies aptly
to the vacationist. Some are attracted
to a place, while the surroundings and
accommodations repel others. It Is hu
man nature and cannot tie changed.
For scenery, brook trout, rest, woods,
get far from the cities. For pleasure
and salt water bathing and social sur
roundings, try tho summer hotels and
boarding houses that abound on the
coast.
But do not expect everything at the
same place. Try to avoid disappointments.
Magnificent Scenery
Trip ITp the Columbia One of
Surpassing Beauty and Ab
sorbing Interest.
Top Watching the bathers at Newport beach; steamer Newport car
rying tourists. Bottom View of Newport.
by the government. This resort encom-iRoek. Every man, woman and chlla
passes 1 300 acres and the owners a re has an equal opportunity to find a val
spending large sums In transforming uable gem, for each outgoing tide leaves
the land into a beautiful little summer la fresh supply upon the beach. Specl
clty. A feature Is an automobile boule-' mens are often picked up that net the
vard that skirts the bluffs for several
miles toward tho lighthouse, a scenic
drive unequaled on the Pacific Coast.
Newport Is responsible for the im
mense popularity of the polished agate.
Nowhere are such agates, carnelians,
moonstones and jaspers found as on
the beach near Jump Off Joe, on Agate
beach, and on the beach above Otter
lucky finder & neat sum.
Adjacent to Newport Is the govern
ment llfesavlng station, the Seal Rocks,
the Devil's Punch Bowl, the wrecks of
two steam schooners. Beaver creek, Cape
Foulweather, Otter rocks, Jump Off Joe,
Yaqulna Head, Section Charley's hut,
the Devil's Well, Gull rock. Elephant
rock and other places of interest.
Central Oregon Rich Field for Tourists
Miurclous Scenic Features Combined With Opportunities for Clean
Sport, Make New Section Very Attractive.
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ENTRAL OREGON is a new field
for the tourist and sightseer, a
vast field to be explored and ap
preciated. The gateway to this
new land of scenic attraction, Des
chutes Canyon, is in itself a nature
rnade masterpiece of grandeur, and one
that has no small merit to Its title of
"The Grand Canyon of the Northwest."
As a scenic attraction the canyon trip
merits much attention. Massive rock
walls and richly tinted hills, often really
mountains, rise almost from the turbu-
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lent water's edge to heights that reach
JO0O feet; curious waterfalls spring
from the precipitous cliffs close beside
the railroad tracks, and the river, al
ways a close neighbor, supplies a never
ending theme of interest to those watch
ing it from the windows of the com
fortable parlor cars with which the
trains are equipped, even at this early
stage of their use.
Emerging from the Deschutes canyon,
after more than 100 miles of travel, the
tourist finds himself In the northern
portion of Oregon's Inland empire.
At Bend Is encountered the first of
the great yellow pine timber belt which
extends from this point to California,
a distance of approximately 160 miles,
in this, timbered area are countless
outing opportunities for the sports
man. In the foothills of the Cascades
aro to he found bear and deer, cougar,
HE scenic region along the Colum
bia river easily divides Itself Into
two parts, the lower Columbia
from the ocean and Antorla to the
mouth pf tho Willamette river,
and the upper Columbia from the Wil
lamette to The Dalles. The stretch of
water known as the lower river Is de
void of the massive and imposing moun
tain and bluff scenery of the upppr
river, but it is interesting nevertheless.
The river Itself is a lordly, majestl.
stream sweeping on to the sea. The
names of Islands, towns and various
Other points are redolent of the old In
dian days and of the early explorers and
adventurers.
From the confluence of the Columbia
and Willamette a most remarkable view
can be had. Five snow-capped moun
tain peaks of the region aro visible.
Mount Hood rears Its sharp point to a
helsht of 11,225 feet; the massive dome
of Mount Adams towers 12,470 feet;
Mount Jefferson stands about 10,000 feet
In elevation with Its white mantle pic
tured against the blue of the sky; Mt.
Rainier lies to the north. .14,363 feet
high, and the most majestic peak on
the continent, and Mount St. Melons,
nearby and 10,om ftet hljth, form a
picture of rare beauty.
The scenery of the upper Columbia Is
essentially different In type from that
of the lower river, and possesses a dis
tinctive charm and attraction found no
where else.
To tho newcomer the trip up the Co
lumbia is a revelation. He has heard
of the river, it is true, he has long
associated its name with the salmon It
produces; but It has never occurred to
him that, beyond the famed Palisades of
the Hudson, there Is any American river
of easy access whose course Is marked
by such majestic scenery.
Early on the trip Mount Hood, loom
ing up to the southward, Is the center
of attraction. It can be seen on any
clear day.
Once above Rooster Rock, a huge
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THE HARVEST HOME
MRS. JOS. McKEAN, PROP.
Situated less than 300 feet from the beach; ood walk
leading out. Large lawn, croquet ground. Table well
supplied with sea foods; vegetables, milk, eggs and
poultry from our yards. In fact, a "home" for our
guests. White help only. Courteous treatment at all
.times. Come and rest and enjoy yourself.
Prices $L50 Per Day, $9 Per Week Beds 50c-75c
Meals 50c CWlfcn'UiriyYMw'at'Half Rates
LONG BEACH, WASHINGTON
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Where ocean and mainland present one of Nature's grandest combinations The '
lighthouse on the point, although a full mile out in the ocean, is earsily reached by
auto roads and walks. Hours are spent here by tourists, watching the ever-surging
waves throw spray hundreds of feet into the air.
The platted land nestles in the lee of the hills, nicely protected from the-northwest
winds. A 2-mile boulevard extends the length of the property to the light
house; there are roads, streets and sidewalks, postoffice with daily mail, stores, meat
market, etc., excellent water system, and a beautiful new hotel equipped with elec
tric lights and long-distance telephone.
Lots, Full Size, $50 to $500, on Easy Terms
For further particulars address
Knc, KNAPP&MACKEY
Portland, Or.
S. G. IRVIN
Newport, Or.
Agate Beach Land Co.
213 Board of Trade Building
Portland, Oregon
What Barview
Offers Yoo
We have a strictly first-class hotel at Barview. Good, wholesome
meals are served in a bright, clean dining-room. The hotel is sur
rounded by a wide veranda overlooking the ocean and amusement
park. In the park we have only the most acceptable amusements.
.No liquor can be sold on the resort. In the park are swings and
benches. If you are contemplating a lengthy stay at Barview, we
have furnished tents with all conveniences. You can take your au
tomobile to Barview, for we have a large garage in which to store
it, and a full line of supplies, as well as an expert mechanic on the
grounds. We have safe rowboats and canoes, for hire on both the
lake and the bay at Barview. The large dance hall and pool hall
will be appreciated and patronized by many. The drills of the life
saving crew, the clambakes, the beach bonfires and deep-sea fishing
excursions are only a few of the many good things Barview has to
offer you. Pure spring water system already established. Before
planning your vacation, see us.
GOOD BUILDING LOTS
$100 to $200
ON YOUR OWN TERMS
Ralph Ackley Land Company
170 FIFTH STREET, PORTLAND, OREGON
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R. E. JACKSON, AGENT ON THE GROUND
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