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THE PRESS PARTY.
Beautiful Scenery Enroute-A De
lightful Visit to San Francisco
August 16.-Over the superb road
'bed of the Oregon railroad and Nav
igation company we are speeding to
day through the loveliest scenery ot
the trip so far, the Columbia river
at our left and grassy slopes, or over
banging cliffs to our right, with the
most beautiful water falls dashing
down the gorges, the Multmoman falls
showing a stream of white straight
down the side of the cliff for a dis
tance of 840 feet. Then the Horse
Tail falls' come leaping down a lit
-tle further on, the spray rising from
the ledges as they come.
The waters of the Columbia are
filled with salmon, and all along can
be seen the fish wheels scooping in
the fish as the current brings t:hem
down, and they are taken by boat
to the numerous canneries along the
banks of the stream. Of course there
is a great deal of fishing with hook
and line as well, and tents are spied
occasionally, as we are told that liv
ing out of doors is popular with peo
ple in this climate in the summer.
The weather this morning was loggy
and chill, but by noon the sun ap
peared and now as afternoon ap
proaches, it is warm again. We were
informed that the midwinter weather
was scarcely colder than today, while
the summer climate is delightful as
as have been the three days at Port
land, pleasant days and cool nights.
Mr. R. M. Hall, of this 0. R. & N.
Co., with his wife have been pleasant
companions on the trip thus far over
the road, and have pointed out to us
many points of interest, telling In
dian legends that make the scenery
all the more attractive.
As we follow the river .to its source,
the beautiful rapids are passed, and
it is here that the government has
already spent $3,000,000 in building
dry docks by which steamers can
pass up the river as far as the Dalles,
where the waters are narowed into
sheer rocky banks but sixty yards
across, the stream being of unknown
depth. When the snows melt from
the glaciers farther up, all this is a
seething, boiling torrent spreading
over rocky banks and all.
We had hoped that throughout the
remainder of our trip we would have
nothing to remind us of the alkali
desert of Arizona and California, but
to our great discomfort we are now
passing through vast beds with
scarcely any growth in sight, and the
motion of the car together with the
stiff breeze whips the sand up and
- e'bourt so that it is impossible to keep
the windows open even -with screen
.protection at times.
All this time, however, there is the
th.ought that we have at last turned
our faces homeward, and expect to
reach Chicago, (which these west
erners call "East") by the night of
Monday, August 21st. It is really
amusing to have the strangers one
meets here speak of having come
from the "East" 'too, when they find
out where we are from and then on
inquiry to learn they are from Ohio or
possibly Missouri. They are nearly
all from some- other place than they
now live, and many of this party
have found friends and even relatives
in the different cities.
To take up the story of our trip, we
must go back a week to San Franci.s
co, which we reached on the afternoon
of the 9th., and where we spent two
very delightful days and nights in
and around this wealthy city of many
hundreds of inhabitants. The first
impression received the night of our
arrival was its handsome business sec
tion, Market street, and the number
and brilliance of its electrical signs
and advertisements. The city by day
light is a beautiful one. its hotels, tall
business buildings, city hall. private
mansions, etc.. being of most attract
ive architecture from handsome gran
ite, and with an eye more to beauty
than economy of space, as in other
cities of its magnitude. The street
car system (trolley or cable, accord
ing to the steepness of the streets) is
verv efficient in handling the crowds
that throng the city, and very liberal,
for a five cent fare wil! carry one
dozens of miles :c, outlying po'urs of
inmerest, or procure transfers to any
part of the scattered city.
A clelightful trip is clear across the
pei-ar to Cliff House overlooking
the Pacific, where thonsands of seals
live in the waters. and many can be
seen at any hour basking in the sun
on the rocks just beneath the cliff.
Here are also seen the famous Sutro
bathing pools, where at all seasons
bathers can enjoy the salt water at
a moderate temperature and under
cover. On the ocean front there lies
the most magnificent of parks, the
Golden Ga:e park, and here a whole
day could be well spent in the con
servatories, Japanese tea gardens and
amidst lovely nature.
Chinatown is in the mind of every
one when San Francico is mentioned,
and our party did not fail to visit
-this section, where are crowded in
narrow' streets, more or less filthy, a
population of 30.000 Chinese, only
Soo of whom are women. Here John
Chinaman is at home, or rather in the
street, for you literally have to worm
your way at times through crowds of
men, or among children playing mar
bles, it may be, even babies in queer
litle suits gazing wide eyed at the in
truders. Of course there is the opivm
smoker *to be seen turning over anI
over in the heat from a tiny lamp his
opium pill until it is "cook done,"
wa-* .fter a ftw whiffs of the smoke
through his long cane pipe, he again
perpares the dope. One dive visited
by some showed where in a narrow
line of bunks 150 men slept, for a
mere pittance if they furnished their
But there are beautiful spots even
in Chinatown, where the fragrance of
burning sandal wood makes one for
get the penetrating odor of the opium.
One of these is a temple of rare in
terior beauty, its wood work, beaten
brass and tapestry being entirely
hand carved and embroidered, incense
continually burning before the hid
eous idols in most elegant surround
ings. A banquet h-all also showed ex
quisite carved cherry furniture and
after going through a noted 'Chinese
department store one feels that there
is nothing further to be seen in the
-vay of delicate hand work of whaE
ever kind. Once we passed a native
preacher exhorting his fellowmen
from the street corner, and later saw
him with ladies and gentlemen from
tec city teaching quite a number of
Chinese in a church. And so this
vast horde of the yellow race live,
and with the Japanese throughou'r
these western states make the best
of servants, whether in the home or
'The days spent in "Frisco" were
busy ones. and through the courtesy
of the California Promotion commit
'tee, the sight seeing was done at their
expense. The first afternoon the
party was ferried over to the r'ainland
where lie several cities (oi about
125,0oo inhabitants) and the extens
ive park of the University of Cali
fornia was visited at Berkley, then
on Through Oakland by trolley into
Alameda, a beautiful residence city,
whence the ferry carried the party
back to the city on the penisular, the
Golden Gates gleaming golden~ indeed
as the sun's rays slanted through them
Ifrom seaward. The Alameda Ad
vancement association entertained
the party in their club rooms, pre
senting the ladies with bouquets of
sweet peas and the gentienien with
cigars, after short speeches and re
freshments. The second day a trip
some thirty miles up the bay -to Mare
Island was given us by the Promo:ion
committee on the fastest steamer of
the bay, the "Corcoran," passing the
fortified island Alcatras, where are
Ihundreds of prisoners in a reforma
tory, on past many islands and cliffs,
emerging from the fog of the morning
into bright sunlight, as seems always
h ctase in this part of the country.
ne point of interest at Mare is
land is the Navy yard. over which we
were shown by Admiral McCalla and
many of his officers, some of the
party visiting the hospital, where 'they
aw Victor Blue, well known to our
state. To others the monitor 'Wvo
ming" proved quite interesting, as This
war vessel was in dry dock for re
pars to the turret, which had been
injured in target shooting from two
Ififty ton guns of twelve inch bore.
and the immense crane used to lift
out these heavy guns was in itself a
wonder. The Wyvoming. which as a
monitor is for coas: defense only.
has a speed of only 10 knots an hour.
and as its free board is scarcelytw
eet its decks are u;eless in~ a rough1
sea. for the waves das> high above
us to the visitorspintin t every
thing about this governmen: vesel.
the attraczion of the cabin. where the
2o men on board have to stay when
the weather is rough. the ice plant.
eiectric light plant and complete sys
:em of electric bells and signals. fouT
large dynamos being used alternately.
electric blowers to clear the ship of
foul air, the nea.t quarters of the offi
cers. and the marvelous accuracy with
which everything about the ship is
reported to the tower office and kept
under the eye of one man. But nat
arally the chief thing of interest was
the guns. Several automatic rapid
firing gns, operated by two men each,
shoot fifty rounds a minute to a dis
tance of 700,000 feet, then there are
semi-automatic 6-pound guns, all with
the spring kick, while the two 50-ton
guns recoil into gasoline and water
zushions. This ship uses the ardiva
system of signaling others, which is
by means of lights. thtere being the
wigwag, semifor and stars with pistol
signa!s that can be adopted.
The vessel "Buffalo" was also seen
near the wharf, being used as a train
ing ship, and there was the "Lana"
:f the Russian navy with its three
red towers, but as thei are not pre
:ared for visitors, we di-d not board
her. Ground was being dug out for
another dry dock here, its length to
be 44o feet, at a cost of $3,000,000.
Ferrying across to Vallejo, we
boarded our steamer Corcoran for the
two hours -trip back to Frisco, and
witnessed a novel sight a's the thous
ands of laborers crossed from the
navy yards to their homes at Vallejo,
tihe ferry boat decks being crowded
and the waters being black with the
small boats rowed over by one or
Traveling that night northward
still over the Southern Pacific line, we
were ferried train and all, over the
tipper Bay where it is a mile wide,
and the sensation was anything but
pleasant to stand on the observation
platform and ,watch the ferry fall
some six feet below the wharf with
the weight of our train, as we were
loosed. The trip across the moonlit
water was beautiful though, and it is
quite an experience to have been on
the largest ferry in the country, our
boat having a capacity for thirty-six
coaches at once.
The Sacramento valley, up which
we traveled the next day, afforded
much beauty of scenery, our way
crossing and recrossing the pebbled
stream, and then winding up and up,
above the loops of .track we have trav
eled, the snow-clad peak of Mt.
Shasta -rising but a few miles away,
and all along the prettiest cascades
showering almost into the train.
Shasta Springs, a famous resort, 'had
to be passed with but a few minutes'
stop to taste the natural carbonated
Portland, Oregon, the point toward
which we were journeying, was reach
ed early Sunday morning, and most
of the party attended services at one
of the handsome city churches. some
of them hearing Dr. Strong of New
This city of some 140.000 inhabi
tants is widely scattered on heights
on both sides of the WVilliamette river
just a few miles from where it enters
the Columbia river, and many took
the trolley and boat trip across the
Columbia into Vancouver, one of the
Hudson Bay company's first posts
and now a military post, to get a good
view of the river, see t'he white cap
of Mt. Hood and touch the soil of
still another state. From Portland
Heights one of the best views of the
west can be seen.
The city has one beautiful hotel,
handsome churches, postoffice and
other pu'blic buildings, and its abund
ance of fragrant roses give it the
name "Rose City," but the general
impresion is disappointing, especially
after San Francsco. The people are
very hardy looking and rather more
brusque in their manners than east
erners. but an example wvorthv of
fllwing is the enterprise with which
ther advertise. The value of this is
shown in the fact :hat the city of
IPortland increased its population
from 90.ooo in 190o to 130.0oo in 1904.
The exposition, which opened in
June, commemorates the discovery of!
this vast western territory by Lewis
and Clark in 180s. and 'the stories of
their wonderful adventures and :heir
fitful gxuide. the Indian woman
Sacajawea. are as thrili ng as any
fction. The grounds ci this exposi
S krl ng a terrace which
lenes fr,m Sunken gardens t, Guild's
lake. with a most artistic bridge o
arches leading fr m "The Trail" to
the left across to the government
buildings, lovely in design and as al
ways, filled with most interesting and
up-to-date exhibits. Here the Philli
pines and Alaska have unusually fine
displays as well.
The Oriental palace is quite popu
lar with its exquisite display of for
eign handiwork. 'rhe place of art is
good, and Rembrandt's famous paint
ing "The Night Watch"- (1742) was
worth a long trip to see, its color
retaining their brilliance perfectly.
The State buildings held fine displays
of natve products, California fruits
being prominent as -were the grains of
Missouri, bu*E the Forestry building
built of rough logs, the interior dis
playing thirty-nine columns, each a
massive tree containing 8,ooo feet of
lumber, was th,e sight of a life-time,
and a marvel of engineering to place
them. The variety of woods herein
shown, the exquisite polish they are
capable of receiving, and the varied
indusiries represented as in the timber
region are a study of much interest.
Just outside the building is a flag
pole, straighit as an arrow to the
height of 184 feet, and but about two
feet in diameter at the base.
Though there is much in detail to
be said about this centennial cele
bration of the great West we must
wait until another day.
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