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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (June 1, 1877)
THE WEST SHORE.
The Mcst More,
A Siiuen Pf Monthly IlluHraied Paper, puUttbcd
Porruxc, ' I i by
L SAM l' EL, j W.u.rM.
TERMS Or' SUBSCRIPTION,
(lo'.ludiDf Potugc tn tny ptrt of thf United Sulci i
Om copy, ou y, f i jc
Single S .- M cm,
'.''.it'"'" forl(tn rountrlM. 2 additional
r -.''('". mu'l f ji1 In atlvanr-. and
11 j ' i will poilUrely t'jpjxl at the end
of Um IIiii- they arc paJd for.
RmtttUOM can to mail- by lx,
pmUiftee in .'. . rjnW, Of bf Oftttf M ai.y of be
I'ortlHiiit bulriMi BOSMi
The West Shore has the largest
circulation of any publication in Or
egon or Washington Territory.
At the late reunion of the Oregon
Pioneer Association The Vet Shore
was selected as the official medium of
the society, and the following officers
were selected to erve for the ensuing
term : President, Wm. J. Hcrron, of
Salem; Vice-President, Joel Palmer,
of Dayton ; Recording Secretary, J.
Henry Hrown, of Salem ; Correspond
ing Secretary, Wtllard H. Ree. of
Butteville ; Treasurer, John M. Bacon,
of Oregon City. Board'of Director.
Joseph Watt of Forest Grove, Ralph
C. (icer of Silverton. Thov. Montelth
We propOM to issue
number In July similar
toour Iinuery edition,
only mure elaborately
Illustrated, and we ak
of all our present sub
M-rihcrs to call the at
tention of their neigh-
bon and frtendi lothti
fact, and If possible, in-
dm e them to subscribe
fur the pjoneei illustra
tcd journal of the Pa
cific Northwest. A
our subscription li-t iw-
creases so we alto W
increase the value of
ouf paper, and nearly
every one of our pres
ent reader hil it in Ml
power to help to swell
our list by at least one.
With the assistance of
the friends "t our cn
terprtee we hope t
dntible our lit within
the next two months,
and open the third volume in Septem
ber with Improvements which, lor very
gnmi reasons, must not he spoken of
EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS.
Mr. Ruble, a resident of Oregon for
twenty-four years, writes to the Dalles
Tribune as follows :
AH this upper country is far ncttera
a wheat-producing region than has
generally been supposed. Land here,
which formerly va accounted worth
less, will proJucc, if fall sown, thirty
bushel to the acre of good plump
Beginning upon the Cmatilla river
and running nnrthrnt there i a belt of
country of very rich -oil, extending
along the Hluc and Ca-ur d'Alene
mountain-, varying from twenty to
sixty mile in width. It Is two hun
dred mile long. Upon thi tract forty
to fifty bushels an acre i no unusual
crop. Of the more hardy vegetables
the yield i simply enormou. Much
of the country is very hilly, and on thi
account is objectionable to manv who
viit tt. The bills, however, are nearlv
as rich and productive as the valleys.
Hut though the countrv so ahoundVin
hills, it is also penetrated by vallevs
from half a rnile in width down to" a
breadth of a few rods. Perhap few
persons have examined the Palousc
country more carefullv as to it pro
ducing capacity than I have, and mv
opinion i that there is hardlv a quarter
cction but that one-third or more of it
could 1 tilled, and often everv acre.
The countrv is also well watered.
Springs abound, but most of the small
streams go dry in the ummer. If a
Married. At the residence of the
bride's father, Dr. H. V. V. Johnson, at
Mc.Minnville, June 20, 1077, bv Kev.
R. W. Summers, Mr. George W . Sny
der, editor of the Reporter, and Mi
Julia Lee Johnson.
Our heartiest congratulations to the
happy couple ; to Mrs. Snyder for her
tact in capturing one of the brighest
star- of the Oregon journalistic constel
lation, and to our friend George for hi
very excellent taste.
KvTFRpnr.F. Lnt lanuarv Mr. T..
Samucl.publisher of The WestSiioue.
issued a magnificent "holiday number1
of that valuable journal, which con
tained 44 pages of interesting reading
matter, and 56 engravings of scenes in
the Pacific North weM. The entire
edition cot about $3,000, and surpassed
anything ever attempted in the line of
enterprising journalism on the Pacific
cast. The enthusiastic reception given
to that number, and the liberal patron
age extended to him since, have in
duced Mr. S. to issue a " midsummer
holiday number.'' and for the past two
month hi artists have been busily en
gaged in sketching beautiful scenery
about the mouth of the Columbia river,
Eastern and Southern Oregon, North
ern Idaho, Eastern Washington Terri
tory, British Columbia, and the great
lumbering and coal mining regions of
Puget Sound. Besides these sketches
a host of able writers are furnishing In
teresting descriptive articles. When
ready for delivery, in July, this num-
der the homestead laws, not being in
possession of 320 acres in any of th
States or Territories of the United
States, may "enter" at a land office on
payment of a fee of two dollars and .
tabli;h a pre-emption right ; that is 1
right to take a tract of 160 acres, either
within or without a railroad grant
whenever the land shall be offered for
sale by the government, at two dollars
and titty cents per acre in the former
and one dollar and twenty-five cents in
tin. iuiiei case. Land oiiices are loca
ted at Oregon City, in Clackamas
county, Roscburg, in Douglas county,
Lakeview, in Lake county, Dalles, in
Wasco county, and La Grande, in
L'nion county ; also at Walla Walla
and Colfax in W. T.
- r - .- ' r :
lor the present
Sonny, we feel sorry for you. Our
friend Baltimore, of the Ortgom'am ha
been making merry over the fact that
the publisher ot thi paper received an
Invitation to deliver a jjlh of JuU ora
tion at Coqulllc City, in Coo county.
The fact is he (eels a little hurt, and i
jiiht slightl) jealous that a much
younger member of the newspaper fra
ternity should receive the preference
over 1111 old tager" like him. The
fact is, Baltimore, it i not our good
look, but our winning ways. Ahem !
Ilirlel A Co., No. 77 Front street,
receive additions by eVCf) itcamei to
their already large fock ot blank
Uok and stationery, whilst in fancy
Ijood no firm in Oregon carries m
Complete an saaortmsut Kery mail
bring the latest publication, fresh
from the K a tern houses. Merchant
from the Interior will consult their own
I nte real b giving thi firm a call.
J. Kohn, clothier, smithwatf corner
Plflt and Morrison tri.eis,rrcvie.iiin-
othei lot of those nobby summer suit
bv the last steamer. He ulo has a
freh suppl) of elegant underwear suit
able for the summer seaon.
WALT Kit A WOOD'S HARVRSTKK, COMBINED WITH LOCKE'S SELF-BINDER.
j ntV !n ,He ber Willlica monument to it
1 - 1 There islmlc or no enterprising publisher, and accomplish
wave in tlu brooks, which havethere- a vast amount of good for the Pacific
fore wmcwhat muddy appearance. Northwest. As furnishes these
1 heaUhthecountry Uasgood as.ny mammoth editions to a l v ub
J A ew localities .cribcr. without extra cha c ml I
King high are quite subject ,0 Irost, the subscription is only iTw rJerTeeT
but in nearly a places even the more we think that everv cftiaen W Pa
tender vegeUble. will grow well, cific Northweat should nSt n y have
. . . " 1 . 0111 suiKCl I he ill evil:! 1Mr ... t, .
send t.. il..;r ALJ. l 1 K
end u their friends abroad. Or.-.
Under the homestead law everv head
cultivation, or vield in the urn 11
tude an eoiial v:iriet if nnxdiri. 11..
ing mostly prairie, wood and fencing
materials are rather scarce.
Tb.' vii, .11 ..11 .1 11
bellies, nistilwrri-. it .1.1 i (,t a tailU V male or fUmalai m
bkuklHtrie are bearing tiuelv all over mi Over twentv-one years, a dtlsen of
plow Will lurni.h Ih, 1,,., f ' '"""""""""'H-.m-.uch,, enter,
Ai "in- rcccda from Dm maanlSa the !'" Wnwrt r regbtry fees rani;.
country In'mmes .Irver ami le lialle ,nJJ from .even to twentr-two dollars
'" "'" t-in "ere. of any of 'the lands re'
Ai kcrouo Brew.' dothtni btinr, on Z fV" TT"""
' Uthwa. crner Kir.nd Was., ' ' ' " n
In tree... i. a hvoriM ol .oe fr ld dnMh"
.ch de,r JS?SZ& -
i'WnK B.k llv s,.H)vinR lo please ' k 1 .
their patrons thev have l.il, a '"I V P
... r nm iimr , 1,1. ... ., ., , ,
- J me latut
spleiuliil trade In the short time thev
hae boa established here.
Messrs. IViuon & Hall will open
their extensive st.vk of hardw ire rm
the s,lh of July, in the new store l.itelv
V ' v l.HHIS
in any other State ht Territory of the
l'nion. After tlve yean bona tide res.
ideme upon and improvement of the
land, the government will Rive the
erected fc, ,,, N. E. corner First pre-emption laws,' persons posing
"mlTIOr"- the same qualifications as claimants nn
WOOD'S HARVESTER AND SELF
As some little time yet remains be
fore harvest we present our readers
with an engraving of one of the great
est labor-saving machines ever invented
for the use of farmers it is known as
thr Wood's Harvester and Self-Binder.
The engraving gives a very correct idea
of the workings of this powerful ma
chine. It will, however, well repay
any one to examine it at the establish
ment of Frank Bros.&
Co., who are the gen
eral agents for the Pa
cific coast. The har
vester is on the left
side, and as the grain
is cut it falls on an end
less cloth,wh!ch brings
it over the right. Here
two iron arms com
press the bundle, while
a third puts the wire
around and twists and
tics it, when it ii
thrown out by one of
the arms and laid on
the ground about I!
feet from the standing
Hvers a bundle everv
ten feet or more, at the
option of the driver,
who has entire control
of the binding by plac
ing his right foot on
the brake, as shown
in the engraving. We
consider this machine
Tcatest inventions of the
age, and what is still more in its favor.its
general construction has the appear
ance of being made for service.
Within from thirty to forty miles of
Astoria, in what is known as the Neh
lem and Tillamook vallevs, arc vacant
lands capable of furnishing homes for
one thousand live hundred families.
The land is very good , is easily cleared,
there being in many parts hut little
timber. It is mostlv covered with t
growth of underbrush. The best
routes of getting to these lands .re
either from Columbia Citv, Clatwp
Pbdm or North Yamhill.
A person noticing the large ship
ments of Home" sewing machines for
Eastern Oregon within the past fe
day. would suppose that was the kind
ot ammunition being sent to the scat of
war in Idaho. These sewing machine
are such great favorites that Mr. G. W.
Traver, the manufacturers agent, with
offices corner Third and Morrison, i
kept busy daily supplying the ever in
creasing demand for them.
The " Prince Organ," is sweet toned,
elegantly finished, warranted perfect,
and sold at a price that nearly every
family in the State can afford to hve
one of these beautiful instruments in the
house. II. Sinshcimcr, 141 Firststreet,
is the manufacturers' agent for Oregon
and W. T.
one of the