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And The News of The Georgian Gulf, The Fuca Straits and Puget Sound
Ed. N. W. Enterprise: Believing
that a brief account of a trip among the
islands in this vicinity recently made by
a party of tourists in which your corres
pondent was included, I will here give
your readers the benefit of my observa
One can but halt appreciate the beau
ties of this glorious sc( tiou nr enj iy the
sublime grandeur of its rugged scenery in
passing by on a steamboat. To fully
realize it all, the trip should be made in a
small boat; and so we made it.
After visiting the well cultivated farms
of Messrs. Lathrow, Gray, Allard and
others, near Anacortes, we crossed Fidal
go Bay to the residence of Mr. Robert
Becker, where our party was most hos
pitably entertained by Mr. B. and his
excellent lady.
From here wo made a tour of Gueraet.
Island, passing entirely around the island,
and culling on Messrs. O'Bryant, Wood
cock, Payne, Wehrli, Lewis, Murrow,
Johnson, Shriver, Sullivah, Kelly and
Mangan, and at each place we were right
royally entertained by the generous island
ers. We must not omit, in passing, t<»
state that, notwithstanding the dull times,
the spirit of improvement is still abroad
in the land, .and much good work has
been done by the people on the islands iu
the way ol putting up new dwellings,
barns, fences, slashing, clearing, etc. —
notably, Messrs, Payne, Woodcock, Jen
kins, Edens, Sullivan and Kelly, whose
neat and substantial cottages would be a
credit to any section.
On Saturday last we made a trip to
Cottonwood Island, on which there are
some half dozen settlers. Being some
what pressed for time we visited only
Messrs. Oillis and Bickford, bot£ of
whom have fine ranches, or at least will
have in a short time. Mr. Gilhs is en
gaged in clearing land and getting out
bolts for the stave mill on Orcas Island
while Mr. Bicklord is temporarily en
gar jd in halibut fishing.
Returning to Fnlalgo Bay we stayed
over night at Mr. Becker’s, an i then
started overland, over one of the finest
roils in Skagit county, and undeniably
the b *sl road on any of the islands here
abouts, to Deception Pass mill. On this
road wejtiss chu* beautiful and well tilled
farms of William Mucks, E. Compton,
11. C. Baikiiousett ml Judge li J. W hit*.
,iu of which, all hough am hg the first
settled places on the island, wetts -tr.ko.j
evidence ot wh.t man’s industry and
thrift can ac.oiuplish, We must also
infit hmin tin t group of fine farms the
placet* of Robert B.cker, 11. A. March
and James Kavanaugh. From Judge
White’s place there are no setth rs on this
road until we reach the neighborhood of
Lake i'-. •, whore Mr. Hurd and others
have o.’d. clearings. Further ou toe
Christiansen brothers imve settled.
Arriving at the mill of Bonn & Chris
tiansen, we inspected the splendid water
power owned by these gentlemen, and
which furnishes the motive power lor the
mill, and is also utilized in supplying
u earners touching *. re.
From tliis poiut mi to the Puss, Messrs.
Lyi. !i, Jackson, Oinnelt, Hdpin, Place
nud the Miller brothers have farms in va
rious stages of cultivation. Mr. Lynch’s
place, being the longest settled, is ot
aoirse under a high statu of cultivation,
and ub muds with fruits and dowers of
great variety.
In company with the Miller boys wo
made the perilous passage through De
ception Pass in a skiff. To auy that the
trip was a thrilling one, but faintly ex
presses it. The approach to the Pass
from the east aide is as pleasant as rt ne
could wish, and it is not until we got
within a few hundred feet of this danger
ous gorge that we begin to realize what
is in store lor us. We did not, on this
occasion, go through the pass proper, but
what is known as Canoe pass, a smaller
opening, about 80 feet iu width, through
which ihe turbulent waters rush with a
mighty roar, to be absorbed by the ever
whirling eddies beyond. The voyage
through this pass, we are told by exper
ienced boatmen, is not n i ssnily dan
gerous, providing one does not lose bis
presence of mind and keeps Ida boat
straight in the current. Just ut the en
trance to the pass the boat encounters the
tide-rips, and some exertion at the oars
is necessary, nut ’tis only for a moment,
Aiiiicortea "W* r i?«s h>£vt,ii.i*cltv JTuliio I
however, when the frail skiff is suddenly
raised high up by the mad waters and as
suddenly plunges down a distance of
fully three feet, to finally shoot out into
the whirliug vortex beyond, where eddy
alter eddy is encountered until we have
passed the point of the island, and the
danger is over.
From this point we proceeded on our
way to the residences of Dr. A, C. Bow
man and Mr. Thomas Sharpe, who are
pleasantly situated on the west side of
the island at tho base of Mt. Ilygeia.
The scenery here is indeed “grand,
gloomy and peculiar.” Hero can be seen
on a clear day much that will interest
those who delight in tho beauties of na
ture, On either hand are to be seen many
islands of various sizes, clothed in univer
sal garments of evergreen. From hero
also may be seen Smith’s Island and
Oungeness light houses, with occasionally
a passing steamer or sailing vessel in the
offing—the whole calculated to inspire
the reflecting beholder with renewed in
terest in the sublime and mysterious
works ot nature as exhibited on the sea
of Juan do Fuca.
After a day’s rest here we returned to
Anacortes on Wednesday, greatly pleased
with our delightful tript Nautilus.
The defense ot Puget Sound ot late
somewhat discussed in this journal, is a
matter of special interest to General
Miles, who has recently caused the ap
proaches from the ocean to be examined
iu detail by military men and is himself
looking the situation over at the present
time. The criticisms of the Oregonian
upon the location of Fort Townsend,
now the only military station iu those
waters, are fully sustained by the officers
who have been looking into the matter.
The fort sits iu the shelter of a deep in
side curve, at a point highly favorable
for safety, but out of range of ship chan
nel. It is useless as a defensiye station
and i o tar as protection to the Sound is
concerned there might as well be no fort.
It has been supposed generally that
protection of Puget Sound by shore
works would be impossible, but we arc
told by military engineers that it can be
done effectively by the establishment of
four batteries, one on the height com
manding Deception Pass, two at Points
Wilson and Marrows'oue in the mainland,
and another at Admiralty Head on W hid*
by Island. Lines drawn between the
last three points named form an almost
exact equilateral triangle, the distances
from head to head being a trifle less than
l >ur miles. A vesseT entering from the
Straits ot Fuca has no choice but to pass
through the narrow De< eptiou Pass,w hich
can be easily defended,or through the main
channel, and so past and within shurt
range ot Points Wilson and Marrowstone
and Admiralty head, flatteries on these
three headlands could operate simultan
eously, and it would simply be impossible
to pass if they were properly fortified and
From its situation, Puget Sound is
particularly exposed to visitation by hos
tile ships. The channels are eo deep and
wide that entrance from the ocean is easy
at all times. Aud furthermore, it is but
two hours’ sail from a strong f >relgn
naval station. It is the duty of the gov
ernment to do what may be done for its
defense. And we are glad to see that the
department commander recognizes this.
Hedstbad Superstition ?k G»~nan7
—Having ordered a neatly ooiutruoted
single bedstead, says a oerrespoudeat »f
London Note* atnl With somewhat
aigh aud ornamnDtal skit e. 1 a'u surpriaed
vlicu it was brought burnt to linu Uim tn»
iruumentutlou of one side of the U-dsical
vras not repeated on the opposite side, it
cuing in fact quite plain. 1 expressed raj
surprise and dissatibfaotion to the maker
saying, that when a bedstead was plated
with its head against the wall of a loom,
he sides then showing will appear quite
unlike—one oniamcu «d, and the othc
■lain. At this, the maker expressed his
surprise that 1 should be ignorant of a GCr
oat i custom and prejudice ; “ for,’ gays he,
•iu Germany single bedsteads are only
ihaced sidewise against a wall or partition ;
-id only removed from this position, and
laced with its head against the wall, to
eceive a dead body.” And the worthy
maker a-sured me that nowhere in Ger
many could a native be fndnoed to sleep on
\ single bedstead which hug nev its side
ilacs* against a wall or partition. Tb*
■arue obj' ction does not bold against plar
og two single bedstead* side by side, wilk
ui 'k heads against a wad.
At Cape Island, N. J., the sea has
? ained on the shore fully a mile sinot
776. The tides on the eastern shore
of the State are observably growing
During the reign of Napoleon I. a
book of birds for children was sup
pressed because it contained the phrase :
“ The cock is rather the tyrant than tho
chieftain of the farm-yard.”
Evp,rt shell fired by an army during
siege operations costs, with the powder
with wliich the mortar is charged, the
sum of eight dollars—enough to support
a poor family for a fortnight.
The lead used in sounding from a ves
sel usually weighs about fourteen pounds,
but in deep-sea soundings a weight of
uot less than 150 pounds is frequently
employed. Wire Las been largely u 3 . d
for “ft hue, as it makes less friction in
sinking through the water. With hemp
rope a sinker of 300 weight is sometimes
twenty minutes in reaching tho bottom
in 1,500 'athums of water, so great is
tire friction of the line.
Thk oldest monument in the world i«
in the Ashuiolcau Museum at Oxford.
This is the lintel stone of a tomb which
formed the last resting-place of an officer
who lived in the time of King Sent, of
the second dynasty, whose fate is fixed
by M. Marietta more than 6,000 years
igo. The stone is covered with that Jel
ieate and liuished sculpture which dis
tinguished the early periods of Fgip'ian
history, and was immeasurably superior
to the stiff and conventional art of the
latter ages of Egypt, which wc are accus
tomed to see in European museums.
Thk Japanese are r< markably exempt
from deformed feet. The reason of to is*
is to be found in the shoes they wear.
The wooden sandals worn in Japan
have a separate for the
great toe, and make a clanking noise on
the streets. Straw shppers are nl»u
worn, and a traveler setting out ou a
journey will strap u supply of them on
his back, that lie may put ou a new pair
when the old is worn out. They coal
but a cent and a half a pair. They are
rights and lefts, and leave the foot free
to the air. They are never worn in the
house, being left outside the door;
passing down a Japanese street long
rows of them are seen at the doors, olu
and new, large and small. It is sur
plus ug u5 see how rapidly the Japs step
out of them, and pick them up again
with teeir feet without stopping when
i< living the house.
Au tub most valuable wrnlth a o-irntry
can possess in its healthy population,
the tables of mortality are woitu study ;
aud from tlie.su wo liuil that ou tlio first
day of iiio ai veuty-eijht hoys die. to
sixty-three girls. Vn the first yrzcL of
I le 1(38 boys dro, to 153 girls. In Prussia
toe mortality among femul-b is the
greatest from 10 to 18 years of age; aud
from the 25th to the 4Uth it is greater
than at other periods of life, and yet at
till periods of life the census of females
compares favorably with that of males.
In England, taking a period of seven
years, there were eight men to liftoen
women who were alive at 101 years;
three men to five women at 102 years;
two men to three women at 103 y» ars of
age, and no man to out) woman who
lived to 104. ft is observed that only
one person in 1,000 born fives beyond
i) 4 years.
Fkom a comparison of the results of
recent deep-sea soundings, it appears
that the following are just generaliza
tions : 1. The water of the South Pacific
is in its whole mass cooler than I hat of
the Atlantic. 2. The water of the South
P citic is, down to 4,225 feet, somewhat
warmer than that of the Atlantic, but
heiow that depth cooler. 3. The bottom
temperatures are generally lower in the
Pacitio than in the Atlantic at the same
depths and in the same degree of lati
tiide; but nowhere in the Pacific are
found such iuw bottom U mperaiuies ua
in the Antarctic portion of the South
Atlantic, where temperatures of —0.3
centigrade to —0.(5 degr.es have been
measured. 4. In the western parts of
the Pacitio and the adjoining parts of
the list Im.ia arch pelago, the tem
perature of the water reaches its
minimum at depths between 1,787 and
8.037 feet, remaining the same from
this depth to the bottom. In the whole
of the Atlantic the temperature from
8,1*37 feet to the bottom gradually
though sloMy increases.
If yon had the material, would Ja
maica rum punch ?
In Texas when a man wishes to oat
an acquaintance his procedure is simple.
Be uses a bowie-kmfe.
Advice to married men: Put a safety
valve upon your self-esteem if you do
not want to get “ blown up.”
A St. Lorra editor fouud a nickel in
the street and wrote a half-column edi
torial ou “Our Increase of Wealth.”
“ Prisoner, have you ever been con
victed?” “No, your Honor; I hare
always employed hist-class lawyers.”
Jones, getting up from his dinner, in
a quiet way remarked to his landlady
that he bud fouud every tiling ou the
table cold except the ice-cream.
The giraffe is a very timid animal.
His neck so long that when bis heart
cones in to his mouth it Mkcs him half
a day to get ,c buck where it belongs.
XT is learned that sharks are very
loud of ciits us food. Now let some
body invert ain llk Jolt, i.cbing sharks
to climb over wo< d- bed roofs and back
yard fences.
“liRnxUNT and impulsive people,”
said a lecturer on physiognomy, “have
blai k eyes, or, U they don't have ’em,
they’re ; pi to get them, if they’re too
H •'>[>•: one w rote to TTo-oc# Greeley
Inquiring it guer.n vas good to put in
potatoes, lie ,s dd it might do for those
whose tas', s had become vitiated with
tobacco and rum, but lie preferred gravy
and butter.
A i ITTI.F of p!ovo* that yet
llet-in tho nut* ! t.f clover,
Ai* I jn t n t;•.•/»* of yuicuonetto;
I t uni tlicin \atrut)!j over.
And lim/vi*; »um tlic gifl I kitted
('l !i t iiitfi.t fh ji oi.iimsi to be true)
C<»ll it J.Vii M HrtVtli i&Ht
lul l It mi'illKT iwo.
“ Pl\?k, mum, win! ye ob'igfl a poor
l-yc wid.a light ? Sure, you’va only got
to give o .c glsm-e of yer purty eye at
me pipe, ana it’ll shine like the slitars.”
!Ie got tin* light mnl a good dinner be
■u e. Moral: Always speak the truth
in presence < >£ the fair sex,
Tr.Ai’U Rof spilling class “First
boy may spell fo t-tub and give dettni
aou.” First boy “ F-o-o-t-t-u-b a
tub to wash the feet in.” Teacher
“Second boy may sjiell knee-pan.”
Second boy— “ K-n-e-e-p-u-n —a pan to
wash lire knees ur,” lie didn’t go up
Tl-FOiir t t -narr’uge.
With •eimtwci i it,
B’ih -cei.B Hit iu rror,
Au.i li.iu.'H her hair.
Mti-’ the inarnaKe,
Whl h angry glam,
She (jrahr liur slipper,
Ann l> .11"' her heir.
Not long ago, in a French provincial
theater, a baritone made a fearful croak.
Hisses and laughter in the audience.
Then tiie artist came gravely forward
and saluted the audience : “Messieurs,
[ discover that I have issued a false
note; I withdraw it from circulation.”
A bright little girl was sent to get
some eggs, and on her way back
stumbled and fell, making sad havoo
with the contents ol tier basket. “Won’t
you catch it when you get home,
though ! ” exclaimed her companion.
“No, indeed, I won’t,’* the answered;
“I’ve got a grandmother.”
Thk East Indian Prince of Gondal is
on the eve of matrimony. He is to lead
seven happy maidens to the altar all at
nice. The troubled life of an East In
dian Prince has its compensations. Just
think of it! F-glrt souls with but a sin
gle thought, eight hearts that beat as
one!— Motion Transcript.
“My gracious, child,” said the old
lady to b l ev who offered to cany her
sachet tor ft cents, “ wli.re did yon
get tiiose hands trom?” The lad gazed
thoughtfully fur a moment at bis pair
of flippers, that looked like bunches of
young onions, and then answered proud
ly : “I belong to the Toutiiic J’-ase-Lall
V- ho N-iinad tbs Colleges.
TTarv r * Teps was named after Johi.
H rvard, who, ui Hint, left to the coliegi
7!> end a library of over JW) books.
Williams College was named after Col.
Ephraim Wkiuuua, u tola.or of the olu
French war.
lauxinouth Co'lege wasnaffied after Lon
Dartmouth, wi osuoscri' e.! a large amount
and w os I’reaiumit of ike link board of T’rua
brown TJnir''rsitr received its name frorr
lion. Nicholes Brown, who was a gradual
of the college, went into business, bccam
very wealthy, and endowed tile colleg > ver;.
Columbia CrUege vras caflrd King’s Col
lege till the close of i.he war for indepen
dence, when it reccii cd .he name of Coium
Bowdoiu was named after Gov. Bowdoiu
Yale OolKre was nr.med after Elihu Ynlf,
who made very fiber.h aquations to the col
Colby University, formerly Watervilk
College, was named after Mr. Colby, of
Boston, who gave $50,030 to the college in
Dickinson College received its name from
lion. John Dickinson. Hu made a very lib
eral donation to the college, and was Presi
dent of the Hoard of Trustees, for a number
of rears.
Cornell University was named after Ezia
Ourneii, iu founder.
Ba Sensible.
Do not be above your business. He whe
tin . i up bis uose at work quarrels witi
bioat! and butter. He is a poor smith wh«
is afraid of his own sparks; there’s some
discomfort iu all trades except chimney
sweeping. If sailors give up goiug to sea
because of the wet; if bakers left off bak
ing bread because it is hard work ;if plough
men would nut plough because of cold, ant
tailors would not make our clothes for fetn
of pricking tl eir lingers, what a pass »»
would come to. Nonsense, my fine fellow.
there’s no shame about any honest calling ;
don’t be afraid of soiling your Lauds, there's
plenty of soap to be had.
All trades are good to good traders. Lu
cifer matches pay well if you sell enough of
them. You cannot get honey if you ait
frightened at bees, nor plant corn if you
are afraid of getting mud on your boots.
When bars of iron me t under the south
wind; when you cau dig the fields with
toothpicks; blow ships aloug with fans;
manure the crops with lavender water, and
grow plum cases in flower pots, there will
lie a tine time for dandies ; but until tht
millennium comes we tLJI all have a deal
to put up with.
r ‘* Tl •>' j V i 'n/liir (levi ed to tb«
dnvelripmont of the Groat West. Contain* a
V«8» amount of general Information «ntl ana.
rinl artli lcHon subjeotsof injure*! to all. Ably
Unperbly lllawtratcsn
Only $J a year. I*. Samuel, I’ubiivlier, No, 123
front street, Portland, or.
> £2.75 A Year,
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a- a paper uusurpnskuu m ail tin: re
quirement* of Amurlau Journalism. It
annuls conspicuous among the no tropoi-
It'in journals of ihe country a* » complete
News-paper. In tlie matter of telegraphic
Service, having the auvinil.me of connoctlon
wigh the CHICAGO LAILY NEWS, it lias
at Up command all the dispatches of the
Western Associated Press, besid< m a very ex
tensive service of Special Telegrams from all
Important points As a News-paper It has
no superior. It is IKDErjCNDKNT In pol
ities, presenting all political uewg free from
partisan bias or coloring, and absolutely
without fear or faror os to parties. It is. b
the fullest sense, a FAMILY PAPEK. Each
1.-sne contain* several COMi LKTKO BTO
KILS, u bERIAL STORY of absorbing la
tereai, and a rich variety of Condensed notee
on Fashions* Art, Industries, Literature,
Science, etc., etc. Its Market Quotations
are complete and to he relied upon. It is tin
surpassed as an enterprising. pnre. and trust
We republish here from the column* of tha
WEEKLY NEWS a few of the voluntary
commendations it baa received:
About the •’Chicago Weekly News” when
they renew their subscriptions.
William Cannons Pontiac, Oakland County,
Hleli.. rays: “I think It Is the best paper la
Amei ti a”
L. A. weioh. Hninran. 0., says: “Un better
than many of the ie papers. ”
Jamas P. klaioae, St. Charles street, New
Orleans. La., says: "In eomparimt your paper
frith others 1 receive. 1 must say yours, the
Cu'CAOO WntHCLV Wkw*. ts good, baiter, best.
I would suouer miss a meal than a number of
the iN Mvs. It Is tnr ntwspaper of the day. It
Is true to Its name."
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111., "itwuueuf tha cleanest papers pab-
W. W. Rhodes Adrian, Mleb..•"▼*: "I don’t
want to miss nnu ■ her. It la me bust paper fur
news 1 have ever sued."
Peter Lansing, hateola. Paunder* County*
Non sort; “I like The Wwkk-i.y Ntwl,
It la tail of reacabissnd yaiunblu news. amt, al
though l am In receipt of nine weekly Journals,
lam constrained toadopiTur Wrkki.y News .
as No. 10, be< asse of Ks non-partlaan attitude
In politics, glvlnr me the nngnrbled truth cow
eernlngtliv action* of all political parth'*.”
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I* the chea; e t an.! beat pai>er I ever read."
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your paper Tory much. I set an other pupers,
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bos presented in it In <ho i a way chat 1 get
both side of a Que»Cou fa rly aol for.h. whluW
Is uitarty tipposelhie to get in a strictly party
Journal ol ett ier side.”
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