July. 21 K THE AY EST SHORE. Whidby and Camano glands form Island county in Washington Territo ry, with Coupe villi? as the county Mat. Whidby is about fifty nrjllea long, by from three to twelve miles wide. It Contains upwards of lift) thousand acres of fertile agricultural land, easily fittefl up for cultivation, of which about ten thousand acres arc natural prairies. Most of the prairie land is situated near the center of the island, while the marsh land is easily reclaimed. Most of it is north of Coupevillc, large quantities being found in the Duwalla, Oak and Crescent Harbor settlements, the best soil being here and near the center of island, w hile the southern part of the island has hut little fertile soil and few farms. There are upwards of 1.1,000 acres of laud in cultivation or pasture. Rich str ikes in placer mining are re ported in Baker county. A ditch, now completlng,by Vandevner, Ross & Co,, will insure them twenty-five dollars per day to the hand as soon as it reaches their claim. Wherever water can he had t'ui sluicing purposes from three to six dollars to tin- hand is being made with a Kicker. Quartz bonanzes are reported there. Swayze Bros, cleaned up one hundred and thiitv-livc dollars from eleven tons of surface rock. Some of their quarts taken out lately is literally streaked with gold, assaying up into the thousands. Numerous other "clean ups" also make very tine showings, and the present season will Undoubtedly prove a prosperous one for our mining districts. 'The Willamette valley is 10 miles in length by JO to 60 miles in width. Contains about 5,oo,ox) acre- suscep tible to cultivation. Lands here are mostly taken up, hut can be purchased at a reasonable price from parties who have mote than they can take care of. The UmpqUa valley lies south of the Willamette valley, and is only about one-half its 1U0. hut is very fertile and well watered. The wool from that section has the best reputation of all Oregon wools. Markets are tfood, as Roseburg and Oakland, the principal towns, are connected by railroad with Portland, and they abo have another outlet to the ocean by the way of Scottsbuie; and the UmpqUa river. Paul, in the Salem AVf'eV, writes from Ynquinn I tax : " As a farming COUntiy I do not think that this will ever be very good ; that is, for the pro duction of wheat. I am told that oats di very well. Some are turning their attention to the cultivation of hops. Mr. A. W. Wright hfti some two or three hundred vines that took splendid. A to raising vegetables of nil kinds this place cannot xeiv Well he beat. It is said to be as good .1 place for bees as there is on the coast. It is alto will adapted to stock raising. We are an ticipating lively times on account of the railroad that is being built fiom t'or- nllis to this bay, and sincerely hope that it may be pushed forward to com pletion at an e.ulv day." MILLER, CHURCH & CO., Buoceiton to 'Miller. Marshal A Co., (if ORE GON CITY MII.I.H, in aii ti fixture tbe best grade of Flour for local trade and export orders. Al io, Hiuiertlne Flour and Mill Ufn,lnon luind itnd quowa at tbe Eowut market rates, AddreKH all order- to OREGON CITY, an alwwe. MIM.EK, CUTIICH & CO. C. W POPE & CO., - .i.i lit' Oregon. Dealers In BIoveH, Hardware, ItnnitoR, Wooden ware, Tin Ware, LampM and Lantern, Shi et Iron, Howner'n Oil, Copper, Rubber I'aliit, UMd and Iron Pipe, Bird Caces, Turn pa. Perambulators. Maiiufaeturerfi of Tin, Copper and Sheet-Iron- J. K. GRAHAM, Dealer la Vlso, llnimelmld Furnllure. For ounlilv of work and pr ices, 1 defy competition. HWuN DUUUIQI, HMD EHTW. I irejfon C HIT. CHEMEKETA HOTEL, Salem, Oregon. N. r, MATHEWS, l'roirlefr. CllAitOKH Per Day from (I upwards, areonl lnu to lK'Hllott of room and attendance denied. Hoard anil IjhIjh- from j.". u week upwardw. Day jtoitrd, t-j pet week. Great Reduction to Immigrants. A Free OtMlibiM to and irumttU Tmim, From 00 experience In Hotel butlneKS, Mr. MatliewN fceh Jimtllleil In expeetlnj,' a fair share of Ibe pStranSJRI of thfl Travi'lliiK and Home trade. Try the CHUM KK F.TA once and you will call auaiu, T. CUNNINGHAM & CO., Salem, Portland, Albany, Junction City and Walla Walla Sole Agenu (or following nmt-ela Machines, whleh we are now receiving for season of 1877: I I CASE'S THRESHING MACHINES, j . x s.r. w Both god anil Side Shakf-Tlghi-aeared WESTINGHOUSE VIBRATOR THRESHING MACHINES, Tlghl-ljeared, End-Shake I I. CASE'S THRESHING ENGINES, J 8, 10, 12, hi and UVHOrM Power. TREADWELL Wrought-Iron, Single-Gear HEADER, Manufactured by J. I. Case A Co., wllh New and Valuable Improvements for 1877. HAINES' ILLINOIS HEADER, Blngle-uenr, Wrouflu-Iron oud Screw-Hub Wheels, Adjustable Reel and Truss Frame. Johnston Wroughi-Iton Harvesters, Also, Wroiiijht-Iron Combined Reapers and Mowers, Russell's Combined Heapers and Mowers, Wood's Single and Combined Reapers and Mowers. Wood's Single Mowers, three lint, Johnston Mowers, one size. Adams and French Harvester, "Conqueror." Fund A Bradley Sulky Rakes ; CENTENNIAL Sulky Rake, Self-Damn, The best in nse. NEWTON WACONH. Thlmble-Skeln and Iron-Axle Farm and Frelcbl WiiKmis, all sires. Newton ,-KprinK llnck. mnele nnwlf for the OWJfJJM Market, Newton 'ihr spring, Plutform-Sprlrol, and scrofUBl Mucks an, I Haggles. (linden Cltv Plows, Harrows and Cultivators; (inrlTn City Sulky and (iaug Plows; Farmers' Friend llrnln Drills. : Van Hnint A 1'avls' .Mn.M'riJH, liroiiu-iM-i ntiih aim iiiuvsiiii , iAniAi, crlriVATOKS. (TNNINIIIIAM'H CULTIVATORS Th. best 111 the world. Leather and Rubber Belting, Machine Extras; HARDWARE, IRON and STEEL B" Special Circulais, illustrated with prices, sent to any address free of charge. We are MAN UFACTURERS' AGENTS, and will bki.l at bed-iiock pbickb. T. CUNNINGHAM & CO., Front St., PORTLAND! Commercial St., SALEM, and Chenille's Block, ALHANY, OR Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mouldings AND Furniture. JOHN W. GILBEET, HALEll. Iinpor'cr and Dealer In OltKGON. Boots and Shoes, Shoe Findings, HARNESS, SKIRTING, BELTING AND LACE LEATHER, French and American Cull' Skins, Upper and Sole Leather, Moroccos, Linings, Etc. Huh. -t Cllsti Trice Pnltl for Ulrica nmt Film. AS CHEAP AS THE CHEAPEST. I, li. i. ,1 nl llnnl nutl (sr. Free. Send for Price List to O. F. DENNIS, JONES & PATTERSON, ISeal Estate, Insurance QBXBRAL AGENTS, Salem, - - - - Oregon. Improved farms, and unimproved lands for sale on easy terms. Circulars, de scriptive of the Willamette Valley for gratuitous: distribution on application. .1. K L Bale: WT A M- lit. rn-.Ii I nimble BOOT TVlfVItlin. Men' Pint Claw (nil, Hl I Nlotfh' Bon I Uftda to Order. C. W. SHAW & CO., Money I3rokers WKXTS, JtlMJES HEAL EST ATI: KAI.KM, OREGON Salem Foundry and Machine Shop, MALKM, OKKUON. ii. i lH ii. i . . rrooriitor. STKAM KNUlNKH.b.VW AND GUIsT MILLS. Roapen, Pumpti mui nil kindi mni itylei nt Miit'liliioiy inmlt' Id iru.fr. llriiHri ami tmn 1'iutt ii. - -.ii in in ! ut hUiiM mil loo, Alst), mumiitic lurnri.1 KNTKRl'RIHK I'l VNKH una MA'IVH KR mut BTIOKBRfl nd 8H APER Stoveo, Tinware, PUMPS AND PIPE. l . M . CH A WFORD, Commercial Street Salbm1 Oregon. If you want to get Shaved, GO TO BEN. KELSAY'S AT HIS NEW STAND. Nrnriy tiMM.iii' Cbftneketa Hotel, 8lm( Or, A. L. STINSON, Boole and Jolo Frinter, uii Hinatt Cbembtr, Rolman'i Bloek, RAUM. Ilwili I Job i'i lullu nOMtl) , i III. .1 lUK'h l-.tm.l hikI HUnk lok MHhMMKl CV DUnii iwMwill) .in haiut. F. LEVY, I'vr. ti.n kIiiI iimi Mill. Nl... Nnlrm. Ptalrr in DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, i Largest Marble Works in the Pacific Northwest. I WM. STAWER, SALEM, OREGON, 3 1 las ibe most extensive assortment of Designs in this State for Monuments, Obelisks ami Headstones, which he executes in Italian and Vermont Marble. OnltTB Irom all parts of Oregon, Washington and Idaho solicited and promptly attended to. JOHN MYERS, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in our.,. on OXUMsrOIf. Pkai.bh IV Groceries, Dry Goods, Ready-Made Clothing, Boots I Shoes, Business Manager Alden Fruit and Vegetable Preserving Co. Hardware and Agricultural Implements, Paints, Oils, Etc. FIKK'I'KOOF 111 11. Ill Nl.. MA1X ST., . OBKfiOS CITV. .Vo. (OS first Stmt, 6-C HEGELE, Bttieetn Aider 11 mi Morrison. I '" It. lull Drpsirtaieut 1. thi mot t'lognnt MtabllibmUlt of the kind in tin- I'ni-ltlp roast, find always storked wllh the liest Cnmllos or unr own inannraeture, a--wi ll h I ii,,,.,, i, ,t fM , ,'Vi,ifrllnw. jyr In nut LUNCH RCH MS ami OYSTER SALOON, all the seasonable delicacies are served up in neat style and at all hours. UKhuflUflllt.il of alt kind, of (' ANIUKi. And WholMSi. DtMl.n In M'TN nl all kinds, ounlry MmtUUt. will Brtd II to lh.tr iidvuii tnKe to enll mi U., ESTABLISHED 1Q51. llA1tlVAHn. 1 HON A 1 BTBEU Til in lHTlnn.1 Cunt, Hlnrkiiiillh Mnlrrlnl. Axlra, Boll), Hun,. Hoi Mini s it, nl hII. Wlllfcl nikI Niilli-nblp Iron. t or Nlr b HARDWOOD 1-1MHKH, IH IIN UOKH nml IMS, lllrkory xi I'lotji llnmHi nail Urinns. Tnr. I'llrh. Onkiim mill Onrm Tnr-illnmi MhiiIIh Conlncr. inrlioras nml hilti. in nml H rouithl NnlU. Nplkm. r. yfni NOETHRUP & THOMPSON, DVirvf Amwft viVta W 4 T THK Nit) N uK xY WM HAM' NP Rm riimt. null i n ut on suvi't, ntrtlMau) DnfMMM ll kliil til Wink til llir lint nl JOll I'HIMIMi, ili.ti Hit liBtHl, lnt.'tlivliinl, rtiiMiipn'inl, lt umi, buiUntM mh) utUltnonlu miu iiih rv- nVfS l pottltldi rVDt) ONM pnMUptljr ttlUsl. rnMr Ktiliuu lUnik ItinaiiiK In t'vrry -u i, rttlclltleHl lo. f iM the lumbal tuiitily nl lr-nn! Illnk to w fotiii.i iii tin- Nitt. PImm Mod In jrovr W" 4lira nr.t-Hll In PtflM bf" in the city. I A 4 i t oiiim. m til I in I Malr an, I t ,.m(, at. Kt.KM. OlfWi M F. A. SMITH, Artist, i !,. n . ' oi ttriiMl i ' IM -1 . MPJI a. i . u m Hutr PRICn RKABOlfABLK. ! i ,; i , ' No UouMr H -tlit'W nmrl McNAUGHT & LEARY. Mtfurrtfts tit bur, nil - . ..O.iowl.... Trrrtl.rj. IU Front Street, Portland, Oregon. OREGON FURNITURE MANUFACTURING GO. Jm ( SALES ROOMS, kjjssaaaflBa Steam Factory, m m Carpets, Oil Cloths, Mats, Rugs, Curtains. Wall Paper, Sarins Beds '"" from ,,,,.i ,.., rouri.AMi. .