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i’OL. 10. .....__ ls runmmnn uvnnr mrnnnn n. Port Townsend, Washington Territory. ALLIGN WLEIB. EDITOR AND PBOPBI ETOR. I.l.loMllcrlp¢bn.—.B.”llPllll in Idvmce; Illinonﬂlu,.l.so. nuns or ABVERTIMNG : One inch, iirst insertion... .. .. . .. “$1.50 Each subsequent Insertion .. .. .. .. .. .50 Transient advertisements to insure insertion must be accompanied by cash. a All Loco-nu Settled legally-.l] m [Continued from last weeim thick. easy of access and at good quality. and thereeau be no question but this in dustry could beestablished here and made to pay. because there is nothing of the kind on the Sound. Port Townsend does a large wholesale and retail trade; but the past year or two have been exceptionally dull in the way ot businesu, not only here but allover the Sound—the consequence oi depreadona in trade in other countries. The war be tween chili and Peru has greatly aﬂ'ected the western part of the Territory because these nations have been large eonrumera ot'our lumber; but we anticipate that the demand for our lumber will soon beaten:- er than it has ever been beiore. smt' rant) tutu mu. errr. At the head ol'l’ort 'l‘ownnend Bay ‘ in probably one at the best sites for a large shipyard and steam saw mill to be tounti on Puget Sound. The harbor-in so shel tered that It is comparatively always calm while there is». large deep lagoon. capable oi holding millions of feet of logs. eon ieeted'with the buy by a narrow channel ruitable tor driving the logs in and out. Pure. hesh water is abundant. Ship build ing is destined to become one of the lenti ng in indnatriea of the western part of the 'l'errltory. and as this spot has been visited and pronounced to be admirably adapted to the business. by some of the tnmt prominent ship builders ot‘tbe U. 8., it is only aquestionoftimeuwhen it. will tasltt'tliwdtorthnt purptme. Not a mile distant is plenty ofgood building stone so mnvenlent to the bay that it can be loaded upon vessels from the «pram-y without hauling. muT I.L‘ln.ow is a manufacturing town on a delightful harbor. about thirteen miles from Port ’l‘ownsend. its exports are lumber. iatbs and shingles. its >team Inilld are exten uive. and millions of feet ot lumber are eat there annually. During the past two years, homn‘er. the mill has been °- shut down " on aemunt. oi the death of its lor tuer proprietor and the winding up at his estate; but in the meantime. the property haw changed hands'and an entirely new and much larger tnlll has been erected. . lt it now owned by the Puget Mill Co., a wealthy corporation towning two other very large mills on the Sound.) who will renew business here as soon as the itillld are ready and the market justities it. The. town. with its line re‘ldeneea. ell-nu ly and alghtiy location. is on writing plan- to tire and contains a population. when the mills and shipyard are in op eration. ot about 350 or lit). A good public school is kept about one-hait'ol the year and daily ateanners bringing a daily nmiltzaii there. It is mavenient to the outlets t'n the (‘hitnnenm nud hn'uluhea them, in part. with a ready market for their produce. ntal an opportunity to work, at good page» when they din-tire. it. A gmll ltuicl i- :tlwaya open up the public and the (iotnpany'a m-il-atm-ked ilort‘ will utpply .Iltnoat anythingdesirml .‘H ulteap Is it can he imd elscwlaere. 'l‘ho ship yard of the ”all Brothers int-x been established here tine»: 1373. "htt‘il which time twenty-4x remin. aggrega ting moo tons have been construetml, and two more are now being built—one a it'lttmltt-l‘ about 90 feet long and tlte other, a screw steamer. about 120 [wt long—— both tor the ilmraiian Monti trade. 'l‘hid it the largest ship yard on the Sound. and Meow-x linll llrothel". an ship builders. have Well earned a \\ Ede :n.d rplendid rep uiatlou. 'l‘he miild. abipyard and logging camps eonneeml therewith. ‘when all are run ning. give employment to from 200 to 300 men. PORT TOWNSEND, w. T.. 'l‘Hlfkgliﬁ'. .mm. ~. m... tour 0130 than is also e manufacturing town. sinned about ten miles irom i'ort ‘i‘owneend. on the west side 0! Port Dlwowry Bey. It contains a population or from 150 to 200, which in one way or enother is connected with. or dependent upon, the extensive stentn mills lowed there. owned by 8. L. lunch a Co., and devoted to the manu facture or Number. lathe. spare and chin glee. Numerous logging camps, employ ing I large force at men eeeh. are in Al. moat constant operntion at various point nion; the Straits, getting out logs for this mill, which is one 0! the oldest and most reliable enterprises in the country. Clus tered around the mill. and upon the hill In the rear ot it, are the corniorutbie quar ters and tine residences of the employees. which are the best evidence- in the world at the good [my and care they receive and the comforts they enjoy while in the em ploy of this company. A public school is taught there irom three to six months It your. anddivlne services are held occas slonuiiy by ministers from Port Townsend and Scuttle. A inrge part of the men cu guged at the mills are neighboring turm ers, consequently sober and ludnutrlonn. A small stcmn t'erryplles between the Iniilnnd the landing at the rend leading to Port Townsend, once or twice a day, connecting with it good duily stage which curries passengers and it daily mail from Port Townsend to Port Discovery and back. The buy of Port Diecovery is a magniﬁcent body or water irom one and a halt to two miles wide and eight miles long. The land tronting on It is not as n whole considered productive. although all has been tniteu (princlpuiiy by speculators during rniirond terminal excitelnents) and several tlne‘ cultivated turms are to be found. The iunde owned by npecuiutore can now be bought very cheap. 'i‘hts buy runs nearly pnrullel with the bay of Port. 'l’owusend; they being only two and one half nuiiueupnrt at the neck of Qulmper penineuin, u nlugniiinent piucc is lormed by nature, with n trontuge upon both buy; for the buitdlng or u city. At one time it scented probobie that this neck would be selected an) the terminus of the N. l’. it. it.. and every here was speedily when by eager speculators at high prices, and mid oil' upon. paper into at city. Them ere thoee who still cling tcnnciously to their land with the ﬁrm belief, which is not an unreasonable one, that the railroad and city will yet come. THE WESTERN SLOPE, or that portion or Jctl'erson county lying west and south of the Olympic Range, from “'itttl Is known of it, is believed to contain more and better agricultural land than the eastern and northern slope along the showot Puget. Sound. It containa, including the southwratcrn part of Clai tttn county and northern part oi: Chehnli‘s county.‘ about 3.300 Square miles. or enough to furnish forms of 160 acres each. 13.200hcads of tatniliea, provided it is all tilluhle, which is itttplobnble. A large amount or it howeVer. taut-st. be excellent for dairyiug and general farming. and at the ptesent rate of immigration it will all be occupied in a tent year». when we may eXpect to Ice beautiful rural homes throughout that whole coast within View of the Paciﬁc ocean and within hearing of the cum-lean ronr oi its surl. There is no rem-nu whatever why this bodyut‘ land should have remained so long unknown and unorcupiui. except that the territory unttnlna tut many other attractive places. thla in otl’ the usual routes oi travel. and it a. ditlh-nlt ot' acceas by reason ot the high rung:- oi tttonntaius which separates Itt'mut the Sound. 50 tar as danger in conunnctl a nutter ltt this region would have no more to tear than he would any where on tin: Sound. The only way of getting in there now in by steamer from Port 'l‘owuwnd down to l’isht. iiolto. or Ncrth Buy, and thence by trail \vltlctt is a long wuynronndnud tedious. But. It is ponihto it‘ a pit-'3 cannot be tound through the mountains directly back ot l’ort ’l'ownacnd ttnd ['urt. Discovery. that. a nearer way may be found around the «nt'hern spurs ot the range. starting from llootl'a Canal. thence westerly along the south boundary ot'Jctl'craon county. The climate of the western liope must he very almllar to that ol‘ the O‘llJ-U'l'll dope. and considering the whole matter. one thing in certain. and that is. no mottn. taim. if as high at the moon. will prevent the determined pioneers of this ago from tindingn good way in and out to title went": slop. If I: h worth lnylblu‘ Ind they um 111 to do 11. II the «unit, over then In a good u '0 lan I'M-m m bellow. snllmd will ya eta-ml Mn through" from an Ooh-um river and Chen-11l river to Nah Bu. A non particulu dualptlon o! a porch" of this country wlll behind In tho «script»: of the "Qullem wintry." [Stu Club count“ Chum County. This county occupies the extreme nonh western portion of Wuhingtou Territory. It is bounded on the north by the straits oi Fuel. on the not and .oth by .leli‘er son county. and on the west by the Paciﬁc ocean. it has an an area ot about 1.0.50 square miles. the greater portion ofwhich is still unexplored. Although organiard at a comparatively early date (loot) it has not yet attained a population exteedlng 450. and its taxable property was valonl in 1879, according to the report of the 'i‘er ritoriui auditor. at 8154.351 only—being a smaller amount than that of any otln-r eounty in the territory. except Skatnanla. and proving that it tats developed very slowly in comparison with the rapid growth ot other localities. The northern shore line ot the county extends from Port Discovery Bay to Cape Flattery. a distance of about 80 miles. it is Indented by numerous buys. rivers. creeks. etc.. along which are the prin cipal settlements in the county and around which arable land is found in various quan titles. The Olympic coast range at mountains extends trout south-east to north-west thrmtgh the entire length ot the county. at about its center. and occupy a large portion otlts surface. The more promi nent peaks in this range are covered with perpetual snow. materially atl'ccting the climate by rendering summer nights so ecol that frosts linger until April in the Spring and lrequeutly appear as early as Septemberin the fall along the settlements that border the foot-hilh on the one hand, and skirt the straits on the other. Along the numerous streams and water courses that have their source in the mountains, good-terming land is tonnd in small quan tities. almost up to the snow limit. 'l'lew mountains nii'ord a home for thousands of elk. deer and other kinds oi wild game. and have never been explored to any considerable extent. but, as gold has been ionnd in all the streams emptying irom their northern slope into the straits oi Fla-a. it is believed that they Will also at tome tuture time aii'oni proﬁtable employ ment to thousands of minus by their lib eral yield ot the precious metals—so that they will indeed be a "thing otbenuty and a joy forever." and be tonnd practically valuable [amides adding beauty and solemn grandeur to the scenery ot'the country. Along the straits. from the Jcﬂerson county line at Port. Discovery Bay. on the east. to rape Flattery on the west. we tlnd Sequim Bay, Dungeons inn-nor and river. McDonnell creek. Morso‘s creek. Port Angcles harborand creek. Eln'lut river. Fiesta-water nay. Crescent bay and creek, I.er river, 'i‘wlu rivers. Deep creek. l’yscht river. Ulallam bay and river. Hoko rivet-e. and Noah hay. l-‘rmn Cape Flattery south along the Paciﬁc ocean to the .letll'rson county line—a distance 0! about lit) miles—will be found: Wy-a-atch creek. ilozette river. and the mmowitat noted Quilent river which ﬂows from the southern slope ofthe mountains described through unextetlslre and fertile tract ot land. moat. oi which is suitable for almost any lona of farming and much ot‘which is prairie. ' tion., t‘uunr: no t'nont'crtoae. Along the valley: and water contact the roll in principally a rich alluvial th‘pOl‘lt of black loam. In ntmt pint-ea thia rests upon aclay aubmil. Where such is the ease. dtouth is never known. as unilicient moisture is retained through the summer months to bring out the atrength of the soil for any kind of grinning t't‘npi. rim-h kind-t oi low innti< are u~ttally cutcn'ti in their wild state “iiit alder and maple. with l fair sprinkling of lannloclt. cedar. white llr. etc. The Innlerhrmh mn-iitt oft-bier hushed. tine Itl‘llvir‘. (ltlztvtuvi', hazel. cmbappie. gtuht‘ll'tl‘i'. rt:- . ctr. When cleared and put, into cultivation. this lanai ls exceedingly intilv. :m-i nun-Iv "War“ the hardy pioneer for their toll and patience in n claiming it from the towel. TI. what-or Wt hes-en a..." hill. and “I 'M. “I mm] .‘M"‘ l. .h "I. “ﬁt u- u. l' WV". ‘ﬂh they M as club: .t-thml-Ds nesr- Them: an: me els-noun!) lon-I to h 3 out“ we clay. ‘Dtelrtm W'W a, ‘ not COM th- at“ h- on: u ...! ‘ lith blist- hvslt list-q): snort n! It In iudlohnlﬁﬂOMﬂd‘m Perl-es e- gusts-tbs. «the put “new. I)“ “been; nests-us ts shine so bev er lost in: mi M w ‘ thstn is (‘lahsn ell-nty. 1h tun. Japan 0!?!" mrrem. striking its m shore and ﬂowing tsp the etrnlts of Fun. m to temperate rigor at its Ila-ter In as mowed-Imm the model pets In lts mmialn chin «M and not” In summer heat. his-n together. and understood fully in their workings. than two powerful lnﬂtmtt" retsder the ell-sue temperate in the extreme. Among the varied sad valuable produc t tlnns of this farmed county may be timed all kinds oral-teal; roots, Vegetables and traits, except those contined to tropical climates. Wheat la frequently produced at the rate of 40 to 50bushels per acre. and In some cases as high as 60 bushels— though the general urerage in the county will not be far above 25. to 30 bn-‘hels. Oats teach an average of 40 to 50 bushels. with an ocutslonal crop ofover loo—barley about the same. Potatoes ﬂourish here at the rate ot'2oo to 300 bushels per' acre—with occasional mops Verging upon double these amounts. All kinds of garden truck can be "had for the. planting." In liberal crops -exccpt, perhaps. tomatoes. watermelons sweet potatoes. elm—lnd even they can be produced with reasonable srtideisi ap pliances. Corn unceds only where esriy and hardy varieties are used to withstand the inﬂuences of cool summer nights. Most t‘armeu raise enough ibr home con snmptlon only. Apples. pears, plilllltl, cherries. etc., down to blackberries, goose berries, strawberries and cut-rants all do well and can be prmluced by any farmer ot ordinary experience. ’l‘nrnlps. beets. carrots. etc., are raised in abundance tor stock. llay ls made from timothy and clover. at an average of about U 5 tons per acre. and. in seine cases. as highasdtons. ’l‘he trash watt-r streams yield trout and salmon ofditl'crent kinds in their season. while the salt water teem: with animal lite in the shape of red sud white salmon, codtish. sturgeon, halibut, betting. smelt, and many other itinds oi palatable ﬁsh. The ﬁshing industry, although yet in Its latency. is destined to be one oftho main agencies for stntaining a dense and varied .populntion in future years. Dacia and geese abound. and. on shore may be found grouse. pheasants, pigeons, quail. etc. There are few tar-bearing animals. these being contlned to beaver. otter and minlt. Occasional hut-its are found to harass poultry; and such pests as blacit hears, puntltcts. coons. wild-cats. skttltkmwesseis. etc.. are not entirely unknown. though losses among young stock are infrequent and light. No fatally poisonous reptiles or Insects an: team]. and, beyond Iron. garter-snakes, hornets. yellow jackets snd "bumble beet," there Is nothing to remind one at them. nt-zscmt'rtoa IN DETAIL. Beginning at the notth-eaet corner or the county, at the moutlt at Port Dir-cov ery Bay. let us take a tour of critical observation along theehore ltnc. We‘ilnd Sequhn hay sbontnlno mllesdlstsnt from the starting point. with little available tanning land intervening. excl-pt high. grazing country. save enough perhaps for one or two claims sroundsstnall laito about midway bet ween the tire hays. This land is still unsurvcyed and is vacant. Sequim bay is a beautiful body of water. extendingslittle over four miles inland In a direct southerly direction. and VI?!- ing in width fronts few hundred yards to three-lonrtits era Iniie. The mouth of the hey lsttntdequlte narrow by a sand spit which. on mutual oi the partition of the shore line below. male" "I! N! “"3" pleteiy land-inched. About the mouth oi the bay. on m. we“ «hie. IN I nmnber of indisn huu. and lrom twenty In ll"! h" Ilians Also here during the ”It“? I‘“ of tin- let-on. I'll! Ilﬁ'i‘ ' “E? l""“' n" hey i. m‘mihietow-ueis or large that. there being clout l 2 int oi water In the rlnsntu-l It in“ NW “WNW!" "‘P h" ”mi. 3 est-u dI. never-r]. u [M “M ”l in ....nt Inn mm.- to rich Mslln‘ in. Um habit. the ’u} I- in"? CNN!“ ‘0 Wu. Ml M II- "an m ﬂ "- M can» iW b“ 0“. .mwano-au-gmm 4“ hi yawn-e man-ebu- b an. he. .- an ”my a m I w gunman-unnu- I a h ﬂ and m: a “In: ﬂ d~ . 0—: at Inau- a... 0* lam-W “wan-..“ ; "w ...-u u e o—.- ~- h L aha—i m m.- ~ 11. é an: huh-v, an en.— e. I. h f use in ea in... I- m d ; hula mdhmﬁeh 1 edit-e e- m. A eh- * ‘ Ink-m h hue-l e- b cm ‘I. in i e nib loin-d to. lie o‘. I. b , and... Blane-- h! h i win tin-hp he: [not mm b g matey [med-e. Ah. ﬂ .0- , mnthkhytithMM-y. Ine ' inghenuntiiemdt. whil..." I vegan you: In. one ems-u than i um mind-inn! mun lead. end. It: I media; two miles new upon 1... looking pruri- tuning the a... oi the hey. ‘i‘he‘ prairie menin- than! 5.” nem.lmtit ilmveiiy end is and only for a common cutie range. except vent! the edge: when good land is hound in spots. Some eighteen email hm are located Iromui the edge- emi in the viola ity ofthla pnirle. The people are peace on end happy. Most of the funnel-e have inmliies. and e district whooi is taught during the mmmer months. Another wagon road ieads irom this pnirie to I point on tho straits. about I miie below ihemouth ofthe bay. where the ”him have a warehouse end a shipping point for produeu. Sequin: prairie lies upon an old mm course. and ie_r consequently (Continued on eighth me.) ‘ _____'—-'—-____ 1 A 9:50. To all who are nuﬂ'erlnﬁ from the error: and lndlscmtlona of yout . nervous weak ness, early decay, loss of manhood, M 4 I wllleend you areclpetlmt. will cure you FREE OF CHARGE. This great rem edy was discovered by n ni‘lsslonurv In South Auwrlcn. Sends self-uddresml let tor tn the Rev, Jom’u 'l‘. 12mm, Station 1), New York City. . , W PROFESSIONAL cum. LlT—m ‘w.‘-n. Bazaars. TEACHER oP-mxom. 03m. ' Portfownuﬂd. W. T. Tuning done an muonnblo term- WAnont for Decker Bros. and mm' Elmo: und Palace Willi. on cash 0: mutu— mcm. plan. , .omﬂmzrpwwm °‘- .1. A. Km, Attorney - A - Law. Wlll promptly uttggtgbtg‘gl. bullnéu “W --FORT Towuuun. mm. m. 0.1!. nnAmmaw. Wu. A. maul BRADSHAW & "OMAN. Ali’salt‘ﬁnﬁigslt?!‘ LAW AND PBOC’I‘OBO ' . For: Town-3nd. W.’.l'- ‘ G. MORRIS HALL“. . ATTORNEY AND oounsnLon AT my Proctor in ldmlnlty. ’ Money loaned.nrl;f:lw£uht&::etwu¢m and sold Uohocuon made. ' Umnylnom,lc. PORT TOWNSEND, W. T. . l J. n, LEW] s, Attorn ey-at-Law I ‘s‘ Oman. —Butler'i bulldlng. moml M I Jmncu “reel, oppoalm Occidental Katy]. I Cosmo. Wash. Torr“, n W..- .. -..-N____,___________ I . i James M. Gassaway. MD. 1 (U. I. lath. WNW) ‘ PHYOICIAN & OUIcION f Olen-Wit” M" Opposite Paula. I‘UKT TQNSII'JD, W. I‘. mt Dr. Thou. 1' Minor Managing lumoon Imm ’l‘uwnuond Hospital Pun ’l‘wmnd. war. | u. - «unwind. aum cl 1.). II M t