Tacoma: Its History and Its Builders; a Half Century of Activity, Volume 1

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S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1916 - Tacoma (Wash.)
 

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Page 116 - There would be no difficulty in the way of constructing a railroad from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean ; and probably the time may not be very far distant, when trips will be made across the continent, as they have been made to the Niagara Falls, to see nature's wonders.
Page 383 - To pay, out of humane consideration and without reference to the question of liability therefor...
Page 481 - Nothing can exceed the beauty of these waters and their safety. Not a shoal exists within the Straits of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty inlet, or Hood's canal, that can in any way interrupt their navigation by a 74-gun ship.
Page 53 - In my office too;" he added; "This! is a club for General Wool." General Wool had disapproved the policy of Governor Stevens as well as that of Governor Currey of Oregon in the prosecution of the Indian War. Before the Governor reached the office I ran to the door and by the dim morning light I saw eighteen or twenty men outside the door. Never in my long and intimate acquaintance with...
Page 52 - ... came one night with Ozha into my house, unarmed, shook hands with me and my wife, as friendly as if he had not been fighting us and our friends for months and months rendering life a burden to us. I got my horse and taking Van Ogle, George Braile, Ozha and Betsy Edgar, a squaw, and friend of Ozha, we started to Olympia, Quiemuth riding close to me talking freely all the way telling me if the Governor did not kill him he would show me where there was lots of gold as he knew where it was. It was...
Page 151 - That first true vision of the mountain, revealing so much of its glorious beauty and grandeur, its mighty and sublime form filling up nearly all of the field of direct vision, swelling up from the plain and out of the green forest till its lofty triple summit towered immeasurably above the picturesque foothills, the westering sun flooding with golden light and softening tints its lofty summit, rugged sides and far-sweeping flanks — all this impressed me so indescribably, enthused me so thoroughly,...
Page 53 - Governor Stevens as well as that of Governor Currey of Oregon in the prosecution of the Indian War. Before the Governor reached the office I ran to the door and by the dim morning light I saw eighteen or twenty men outside the door. Never in my long and intimate acquaintance with the Governor did I ever see him so enraged as he was that night; and justly, too, it seems to me, for even after all these years it kindles my wrath when I think of the cowardly deed. It being nearly daylight the body of...
Page 153 - He was a profound crank on the subject of bathing. If it be literally true that cleanliness is next to godliness, then our companion was phenomenally near to exemplary piety. Twice a day, with all the regularity and certainty with which that division of time begins and ends, did our devotee to personal comfort or cleanliness perform his ablutions.
Page 53 - ... when I think of the cowardly deed. It being nearly daylight, the body of Quiemuth was left on the carpeted floor of the office until the coroner's inquest was held, which brought out the fact that Quiemuth had been shot with a pistol, the ball taking effect in the right arm, and right side, which Dr. Willard, Sr., declared never could have killed any man; but a closer examination showed the chief had been stabbed with a very fine blade which had penetrated his heart, causing instant death. One...
Page 51 - ... one of them was killed. Quiemuth and Leschi now separated, for what reason I never knew. The former grew tired of fighting and came to Ozha, a Frenchman, who lived on the Nisqually River, near the crossing of the Northern Pacific railroad bridge and asked him to come and see me and learn if I could take him to Governor Stevens safely as he wanted to surrender and would risk his life with the Governor. I told Ozha to bring Quiemuth to me after dark for if he were seen someone would surely kill...

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