1 p. A brief column and two photographs by H. H. Shank describing the scenic beauties of the Columbia River and its shores, which according to him compare advantageously in picturesque attraction with those of the Rhine in Germany. He also touches on "Memeluse Island". The accompanying photographs are of Hercules Pillars, and of a Native American burial structure on Memaloose Island.
1 p. A poem of 11 unequal stanzas by Emma Shaw. We stand on Cape Disappointment at sunset and watch the Columbia River, envisioning its flow from its "far-off, wild birthplace" down to the Pacific Ocean. Mount Hood, St. Helens, Mount Jefferson, and Mount Adams are all seen "beneath the gorgeous sunset sky".
1 p. A brief discussion of the jetty and channel work at the mouth of the Columbia River. A quote is taken from the report of T. W. Symons of the United States Engineers, giving technical, contractual, and financial information, estimates, and costs. The entire news brief is cited as being taken originally from the Pacific Lumberman.
1 p. This essay by Walter V. Woehlke describes the history of the decision to build the jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River, and details some of the difficulties faced by engineers due to the forces of river current, ocean, and weather. The construction of the Celilo Falls canal is also mentioned. The three accompanying photographs show the seven-mile-long jetty, both in calm seas and with storm-driven waves breaking over it, and a view of rock pillars upstream near the area of the canal.
2 p. Article detailing the salmon fishing industry on the Columbia River, including providing details on salmon spawning and the use of fish wheels. The use of Chinese, Scandinavian, and Russian immigrants in the fishing and canning is described. There is also discussion of the town of Astoria and its expected growth.
1 p. The news brief gives a short history of the building of the jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River. It gives some technical details related to construction, and praises the engineers for the fact that though the work was first-rate, the cost was far below the original estimate. The article is cited as being from American Contractor.
Brief article detailing the use of fishing wheels for catching salmon on the Columbia River. Most of the page is taken up by a drawing of a fishing boat equipped with a fishing wheel. The drawing shows four men on the boat who are pulling the fish from the wheel and stacking them on the deck of the boat. Three people stand watching on the banks of the river. Cliffs and mountains are visible in the background.