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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 13, 1889)
OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAYJlTANVAltY 13 , 1880-SIXTKEN PAGES.
In its Climate , its Rich Agricultural Landthe , Abundance , Certainty and Quality of its Grops,6raiiOrassFriiit , ! , , and Vegetables , Its Mineral Wealtli ,
its Timber Supply , aoiHis Other Natural Resources of ail kinds , As a Place in wSiich to Live witli Comfort and Pleasure ,
and as afield in which to make money by labor and industry or through profitable investment , the best as it is , at the present time the least
known and understood portion of the United States.
The Metropolis of ( lie New Empire ,
Portland is the great center of trade and manu
facture for all that vast section of country which
includes Oregon , Washington , Idaho , Western
Montana.Northern California.British Columbia ,
Alaska. It is the greatest railroad center west of
the Rocky Mountains , not excepting San Fran
cisco , It is the center of the most complete sys
tem of water transportation on the Pacific coast ,
and the only system of such transportation
sufficient in extent to be worthy of the name.
In iSSo , Portland had a population of 22,000
January ist , 1888 , it had a population of Go'ooo
January ist , 1889 , it had a population of 70,000
jst of January , tSqo , it will have a population of up
wards of 90,000
Has been more plienominal than the growth
In population and the increase for the year
In general trade and the output of the manu
facturing establishments-has been so great as
3 to be unprecedented in the history of the city.
The increase in the Wholesale and Jobbing- trade
alone , for the year 1888 , was upwards of $ i 5,000,000
The increase for the year 1888in the output of man
ufactured products , was upwards of 10,000,000
The increase for the year 1888 in these two
branches alone , was rrmre than the entire trade
of all kinds , and the entire output of manufac
turing products of any other city or town in the
NEW EMPIRE ,
The increase in Portland's trade for the last two yearshas
been at a rate in excess of twenty five per cent per annum ,
and the present indications are that it will be nearly if not
yuite fifty percent for the year 1SS9.
fo the Manufacturer , Merchant , Capital
ist , Investor ,
Portland offers advantages unequalled by any
other growing western city.
TO THE MANUFACTURER It offers the advan
tage of being the great center of collection and distribution of
"Ihe Pacific Northwest , and of having transportation facilities
connecting it with all parts of the country west of the Rocky
Mountains , which are unequalled in thi > ir completeness and ex
tent , by no other city west of the Rocky Mountains , notex-
Cepting.San Francisco. With a present great and con
stantly increasing domain ! for factories of all kind : ; , the manu
facturing establishments of Portland , notwithstanding the great
increase in their. ciilput for the year 1888 , were unable to meet
the full denn'md.
TO YHE MERCHANT It offers the advantage of be-
tng the well established trade center of a vast , rich and rapidly
developing section of country with an established trade , which
is increasing year by year in proportion to the development of
that country , with a present and constantly growing demand for
new houses of all kinds.
TO THE CAPITALIST AND INVESTOR-
H olfoi's the advantage of a field where business failures nro almost
nnd bank failures are entirely unknown ; where real estate values
are below actual values , and are rapidly advancing , not from the
effect ofany forcing , but under a rapid , steady and healthy growth
of the city ; and where there is a constant and constantly increasing
demand for buslnessbuildinirs ] , and dwellings yielding an income
on the Investment far above ruling rates of interest. Though the
rate of building last season was great , there are _ no empty houses in
The proof of these advantages is to be found in the city itself.
Though the youngest of the trade centers of the United States ,
it is the richest city in the United States , in proportion to pop
ulationand all its wealth has been accumulated here through
the great advantages that the city offers for 'the making of
money in all branches of business and in all lines of investment
The present opportunities are greater than those of the past.and
they are increasing from day to day in exact proportion to the
country at large.
THE NEW EMPIRE , of which Portland Is the well established
metropolis , and manufacturing trade and transportation center ; is
richer in diversified natural resources , capable of a higher and
more profitable development , and of sustaining a denser population
and Is greater In exientthan the country tributary to any other of
the trade centers of the United States , save only the great cities of
Chicago and New York , and it is now developing more rapidly than
any other portion of the United States.
. - 9V.A A. M '
Is one of cool summers and warm winters , and of freedom
from blizzards , cyclones and severe storms of all descrip
tions. It is not a climate of perpetual summer , but the win
ter is rarely colder than that of an ordinary spring in the
Northern States east of the Rocky Mountains , and out door
work is carried on the year through , with but very little in
In Point of Health , there is no Quarter in the
United States which Equals This.
There is 110 sudden or extreme changes of temperature ,
and the climate is all that is consistent with the -highest
production of the soil and the most robust development of I
man and beast.
By which it is not meant to say that thi ! farmer may live here without workbut in no sec
tion of the United States are the conditiojjs so favorable to the farmer as they arc in the
The mild winters enable the farmer to carry on his farm work almost without interruption
throughout the entire year. Nor is he obliged to consume the profits of one half the year
to winter his stock through the other half. The soil is rich , enduring and easily worked ,
the yield of grain , grasses , vegetables and fruits , not tropical , is more abundant and the
quality is better , and in no part of the United States will an equal amount of labor with the
same investment of capital , produce equally profitable returns. There are no pests of any
kind to destroy the crops -\\hile growing. No storms during the harvest season to destroy
the crops when grown or in the gathering.
FAILURE OF CROPS HAS EVER
And in no other sections of the world does the farmer with such certainty reap and enjoy at
the close of his season's labor , the fruits of that labor.
For 6,000,000 People.
Without dense settlement or overcrowding , and opportunities to make fortunes , bounded
only by the industry and enterprise ofthfc | new comer. But this section of country is of vast
extent , embraces more than 250,000 square miles of territory , and is varied in character.
The rich agricultural lands are not to be found n the lumber districts , nor among the mountains
laden with their mineral wealth , and vice versa. To travel over this vast section of country
to examine it in detail , takes much time id involves a considerable expenditure of money ,
and it is not practicable that each new-comer should do so ; and yet , if the farmer goes only
to the lumber district or mining region qr the lumberman or miner goes only to the agri
cultural section , they will respectively b'e'disappointed ' in their search ,
And that each newcomer may ascertain quickly and accurately whether
or not he can find here what he wants , and may not be disappointed in
his search , by reason of not searching in the right place. It is necessary
that each newcomer inform himself as to the general character of the
country , and the general character and location of its different classes
of land's and natural resources , before he commences his search.
Is .shown by tlu1 fact that it is the point of meeting and competi
tion of thic'e gn.at transcontinental line's :
The Northern Pacific , the Union Pacific
and the Southern Pacific Railroads.
All of which run through trains to Portland over separata lines ;
owned or opcrrati d by them , nnd which terminates here , and
Portland is their actual western terminus , and though Portland is
not the nominal terminus ofthe
Northern Pacific , all trains of this road to and
from the east , whether by the way of the Cas
cade Branch on the main line run direct and
without break to and from Portland as the ter
minal point of their arrival and departure.
It is the only seaport in the Pacific Northwest admitting deep sea
vessels of all classes , which may be readied from any of the produc
ing sections withoutcrossmg one or more mountain ranges at heavy
grade , while all portions of the producing sections may reach Port
land at water level grades.
It is from 31 to 145 miles nearer by rail to all parts of the producing
sections than any other seaport admitting deep sea vessels , of all
classes , with down grades to Portland , as. agamstjlieavy mountain
grades to the other ports. _
It is 97 miles nearer the sea , and from 128 to 242 miles
r.e irer to the sea by way of Portland than by any oilier port ,
admitting- deep sea vessels of all classes.
It is the center of a systc-in of river transportation reaching
every division of the producing sections , and which has a pres
ent carrying capacity but little less than that of the railroads.
Will find here in the timbered sections , timber
of a quality unsurpassed anywhere , and of a
size and growth per acre , that is unequalled
in any other part of the United States. The fa
cilities for manufacture are ample to make
production of lumber cheap enough to bear
transportation to the eastern'market , trans
portation tacilities are ample , and the market
is limited only by the extent of the treele ss
regions east ot the Rocky Mountains. Timber
lands are now cheat ) but the market is widen
ing rapidly , the manufacture is steadily in
creasing , and they are rapidly advancing in
The ir ,
Mechanic , Capitalist ,
Will find here all those opportunities
for the employment of skill and capital ,
which are offered only by a country rich
in every natural resource , and which is
filling up so rapidly with an industrious ,
active and enterprising people. That its
development and advancement is at such
a rate that it is impossible to give any
statistics that are reliable for longer than
the day on which they are published.
THE OREGON IMMIGRATION BOARD will furnish free of charge , to all who are seeking homes or investments in "The New Empire , "
Oregon , Washington , Idaho , or its metropolis , the City of Portland , reliable information as to both country and cityon application to it in per
son or by mail. Call or address ,
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