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A 10.090 hotel is to be bmlt at Spo kane Falls this summer. The nun.lxr of immigrants arriving at Castle Garden dc’ing May The Idaho Nt.z Force Indiana have sold $30,000 worth of Lor-es this spring at an average of fl3 each. The product ol bullion from the quartz mines of Idaho will this year exceed by ooe-half the product ot any former year. Moses Taylor, one of the merchant princes of New York City, died a few days ago, aged 76 years. He leaves an es tate valued at $.>(*,000,000. A corps of surveyors are ruuning new lines thiouch Yakima county, and railroad officials are talking ot building in that region. The steamers and locomotives of the O R. & N. Co. will burn coal exclusively when the immense wharf at Portland is completed. A tire on Wednesday, last week, en tirely destroyed the residence of George •Z. Trite, on Pike street, Seattle. The fur niture was Raved. Loss, $3,000; no insur ance. The small pox excitement, bo far as Se attle is concerned, has entirely abated. The two mcnrdiers of the Nellie Boyd troupe have nearly recovered and no new cases have been developed. Mr, Schrogg, a bishop of the Mennon ire church in Dakota, has been sent in ad vance to secure good locations for eleven colonics who wish to O'me to this terri tory. They are principally Russ:ans. Hcßeavy Bros, have opened d logging railroad on Hood's canal costing SIO,OOO. The locomotive will cost |5,000 more. It taps a 4000 acres tract of fine timber, from which 30,000 to 50,000 feet can be cut daily tor ten years. B. F. Copeland, •( upper Hangman creek, in Bpokane county, recently discovered some excellent gold and sil ver bearing quartz. It has long been known that color coaid be obtained any where along Hangman creek. Henry Villard and party arrived at Gleudire (M. T.) on the 7tb, surveying the N. P. R. R, which is in fins condition and fast nearing completion. Crops all along the line are in splendid condition, and towns and villages grown wonder fully the post year. Tbe water reached 26 feet, one inch above high water mark, on Wednesday night at Portland. Both the Willamette and Columbia rivers were still rising. The lower streets are under water, with worse prospects. Tiie railroad on the Columbia is badly damaged. Travelers on toot, on horseback and in wagons pass through Ashland, Or., every day, most ot them going northward. Tbe prospect of short crops in the Sacra mento and San Joaquin valleys is driving more than the usual number from Cali' fornia into Oregon and Washington Terri tory. An excursion trip to Alaska will take place in August, during which pleasure seekers will have a grand chance ot visit' mg one of the most wonderful countries in the world. Tbe round trip tickets have been placed at $35, and it is thought that many will avail themselves of this unusual privilege. The largest stick of timber ever cut on the upper Sound was taken out of Ike Ellis' logging camp near Olympia, last week. It was 66 feet long, 52 inches in diameter at the smaller end; straight and clear, without limb or knot Tbe stick measured 15,800 feet, and took fiiteen york of oxen to skid it to tbe railroad. A Little Rock spe dal says a band of vigilantes have been chasing eight horse thieves in Missouri for two weeks. Three have linen captured near Kcrbyville and lynched. The other five escaped, but .one has since iiocn killed, one mortally wonnd ed and a third captured and in jail. The other two are now hemmed in on White river, and will be captured and lynched. G. C. Phinney and Dr. James Grange, recently from the mines in British Colom bia, have bought of Beach and Druitt the extensive marble mining claim on tie Skaget river, paying therefor the sum ot SI,OOO. Dr. Orange will ge up tbe Skaget to examine tbe mine. He will be accom* panted by several practical miners, and will at once take oat a quantity of marble for immediate shipment to San Francisco, where Messrs. Grange & Pbinney have already made a contract tor 1000 feet of the product of the valuable mine. The marble is said by leading eastern experts to be ol a very superior quality, and to take an excellent polish. Mil- WEEKLY NORTHWEST KNTKHPRISE, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, JTNE 24. 1S C ‘2 our,M>\ am) «\siiiMir«> nn. HER. The following excellent article is from the Mississippi Valley Lumberman, pub lished at Minneapolis, and bears good testimony to the value ol our forest re* sources. It would scarcely be possible to exag crate the extent and value ot our forests ol this region. East and west of the Cascade mountains there are large tracts of timber lands which the lumbermen have not yet invaded. Many sucb tracts will be brought within the reach of mar kets on the completion of the transpor tation lints now in course of construction. In the Blue mountains and on the cast* ern slope ol the Cascades the supply of timber is more than sufficient to cover the local demand. It will yield a large surplus for shipment to the level timber-, less territories lying eastward. Hut west of the Cascade mountains, and especially iu Washington territory, the lumberman must look for the material which will keep bis mills at work without fear of ex hausting the supply. The finest body of timber in the world is embraced between the Columbia river and British Columbia and the Pacific ocean and the Cascades. As a low estimate, one-half the grewth ol the Puget Sound district consists ol trees which will yield 20,000 leet to the sere. The, approximate quantity,'there fore, in this tract alone, the area of which is nearly as large as the state ol lowa, is nearly 160,000,000,000 leet. During the lasi 25 years the aggregate cut has been perhaps not more than leaving a surplus of 157,500,000,000 feet from which to draw. The principal growths are fir, pine, spruce, cellar, lurch hemlock, although white ouk, maple, ash, cottonwood, alder and other varieties arc found in considerable quantities. Three kinds, of cedar,, two of fir and three of pine are indigenous to the country. The fir, however, exceeds in quantity and value all the other and the cedar ranks second iu this respect. Trees attain an unusual development, b ih with regard to heigtkt and symme try of form. Perhaps nowhere else can they be found so tall, straight and gently tapering as to fit them pecnliarly lor ships' spars and masts. The yellow fir is not mirequenely 250 in height; the pine 120 to 160 leet;.the silver fir 150 feet; the white cedar 100 feet; while ouk 60 feet and black spruce_lso feet. Cedars Ua ve been found of 63 leet girth and 120 feet high. . The sugar piue of Oregon is equal to the best cedar. Ordinary sized trees yield 6,000 to 8,000 feet of luiul-er each and many as much as 15,000. Of this arc made railroad ties, boards, deals, ft ciog, laths, paling, pickets, barrel staves unu heads, household furniture and ship tim bers. The product «f the sawmills is ship ped to San .Francisco, the Sandwich islands, the Pacific coast of south America, Australia, and even England, France, Ja pan and China. The first sawmill was built on Puget Sound in 1851, with a ca pacity of 1,000 leet daily. Iu 1853 a steam sawmill was erected at Seattle which cut 8,800 to 10,000 feet per day. The business baa since been greatly in creased. The largest sawmill of the fif teen in operation on Puget Sound is at Port Ludlow, with a capacity of 200,000 feet per day. The other mills are situated at Port Oamble, Port Madison, Port Dis covery, Port Gamble, Seabeck, Utsalady, Tacoma and New Tacoma, and the re mainder at Seattle. The aggregate daily cutting of these mills is over 1,000,000 feet. Some of the logs sawed are enor mous iu girth aud sometimes 115 leet in length. Planing mills are attached to most of these larger sawmills, aud dressed building lumber is obtained as required. Each mill is admirably situated, with a view to economical production, and near ly every one of them comprises a town of itself, with stores, steam tugs, lumber ves sels and dwellings owned by the comps tries. It is the custom at these mills to wait for*an‘order and then saw the lum ber to fill it. Sometimes a fleet ot half a dozeu large vessels may be seen at the same time loa Hug lumber just cut by the saws ot these great milts. Ship building, in connection with this business, is also au important feature. The export of lumber from Puget Sound during 1881 amounted to 174,176,- 700 feet, valued at $1,718,226. Of this 41.760,700 leet, valued at $305,926, were shipped to foreign ports, and the remain der coastwise. Owing to competition and to great facilities of production the price of lumber has steadily fallen in re cent years, in spite of the fact that the de mand has constantly increased. The average price in 1881 was $9.50 per thousand leet. The existing conditions of lumbering on Puget S un 1 could not be mr rt f .vor a' le. The forests remain for the most part in virgin condition, except lor a distance from the barks of the streams anu estuaries; the shores are so abrupt as to prevent easily handling of the timber: the harbors are numerous, deep and well sheltered; the hardships, losses and delays incident to hard winters are unknown; logs may be floated lowa the river with out danger of the sadden rise an 1 the breaking of booms. By clearing the river channels of drift, logs may be run cat long distances, and rafts may be towed with ease on the Sound with only the ebb and flow of the tide to consider in mov ing them to points ot shipment. In this way loggers bring logs from all the bodies of timber dlong the shore line to the nulls, and dispose* of them at fair rates to the owners. This gives employ ment to hundreds of workingmen. There are still many desirable places for estab lishing not only sawmills, but factories for the maoutact,ury > f barrels, pails, house trimmings, doors, s . ■ , • : < mouldings and every other article mad* ot wood. These opportunities are not confined to Puget Sound. They exist along the harbors and bays of the entire coast of Washington Territory and Ore gon, and are only used as yet to a com paratively small extent. For some pur poses, and particularly in the manufac ture of beautiful household furniture, the ornamental woods of Oregon are un surpassed. BARE CHANCE! To the Immijraut or Speculator. The undersigned now offers his farm for sale, adjoining the water front of the celebrated Ship Harbor, on Fidulgo Is land, Whatcom county, W. T. The place is largely composed of fresh water marsh and alder liottom; 16 acres under cultivation; cabin, bay and grain sheds, with other improvements, making it a very dcsireable farm. The property has other advantages— existing and prospective— which may be seen upon examination. Call and see the place. The subscriber will give full par ticulars by letter if desired. Address A. L. GRAHAM, stf Anacortes, Whatcom Co., W. T. The United 6'tates Mall Steamer Chehalis 4'l KTIN BROWNFIELD, Master. MOILL LEAVE SEATTLE EVERY .SUNDAY '' at U) p. m., for all way ports between .Seattle and Nooksaek, returning on Wednes day; and on Friday at 8 u. in. for all way ports between .Seattle and Laconner. reluming .Sat urday. For freight or passage apply onboard, or of N. L. Rogers on Vesler’s wharf. 9 the oi£k:a.t English Remedy ety. Dimness of Vision, Jiolses lu the Head, the vi tal fluid passing unobserved in the urine, snd many other diseases tint lead to insanity and death, DU. AUNTIE, who is a regular Physcian (graduate ol the University of Pennsylvania), will agree to forfeit Five Huiulreri Dollar* for a case of this kind the Vital Restorative (under bis special advice and treatment) will not cure, or for anvthiug Impure or Injurious found in it. DR. MINTIE treats all Private Diseases successfully Without Mercury. 0* Consultation Free. Thorough examination and advice, including analy sis of urine, 95. Price of Vital Restorative, $3 a bottle, or tour Urn s the quantity $10; sent to any address upon receipt of price, or 0. O. D.. secure from observation, aud iu p-lvstc name if desired, by A. E. MINTIK, M. D. 11 Kearny St.. San Francisco, Cal. SAMPLE BOTTLE FREE; will be sent to any oue applying by letter, stating symptoms, sex au.l age. Strict secrecy in regard to sll business transactions. DR. MINTIE’S KIDNEY REMEDY, NEPHBET ICIJN, cures all diseases of Kidney aud Bladder Com plaints, Uonorrhi a. Gleet, Lencorrhca. 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On ex amining the urinary deposits a ropy sediment will often be found, aud sometimes small particles of albumen will appear, or the color will be of a thin, mllkisb hue, again changing to a dark and torpid appearance. There are many men who die of this difficulty, ignorant of the canse, which is the sec ond stage of seminal weakness. Dr. 8. will gnarsn antee a perfect cure iu all such cases, and a healthy restoration of the genito-nrinary organs. Office Bonn -10 to 4. and 6to 8. Sundays, from 10 to 11 a. m. Consultation free. Thorough examin ation aud advice, $9. Call or address DR. SPINNEY k CO., 12 tf No. 11 Kearny street, Sun Francisco. A* Bo win a n <k- €o*i Dealers in 818, DRY GOODS, AND *SoS BiBPnMKK, DRUGS, MEDICINES, CROCKERY AND FANCY GOODS. ETC., ETC. At Lowest Market Prices. Highest prices paid for Produce, Hides, Furs, etc. As we will soon enlarge our store-room, we will be better prepared to carry a heavier stock of goods. &OWM&N & . ANACORTES, WASH. TER. 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