The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891, July 01, 1877, Page 220, Image 32

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A Siitecn Pafc Monthly IlluMntcd Paper, publnhed M
Pobtiasd, Onir.o, by
1.. f AMUEL. s Wwhinston-it.
(Including Portage to ny pirt of ihe t'niicd .State:)
One copy, one year, f 1 So
Single Number. - ao cent.
I'ohtHgr tii (bftlftl I 'HiiitrlfH, 9J oIh. fulillt louul
W Ku btfurl f il ion mul be paid in nilvitru', ami
all pane will positively tn utoppeil ai IhS tnd
of tlit llrn! I hey an- paid for,
RunlUanoni can ! mads by mftaMrtd letter.
j r n , rT i money onler, or by Ofdar on any of the
Portland lniineM Ikhim-h
Thr West Shore has the largest
circulation of any publication in Or
egon or Washington Territory.
Wc furnish our readers this month
with a 32-pagc paper. We say nothing
in its favor, leaving that for our pat
rous to do. It is published at a large
outlay of money, many of the sketches
appearing in it, owing to the wild na
ture of the country the scenes are loca
ted in, having cost large amounts of
money t obtain. We are confident
our patrons will appreciate our efforts
to please them, and hope that they will,
at the same time, remember, that they 1
each have il in their power to induce
one or two of their neighbors and
friends to send fm Tub Wbst Shorb.
The more, subscribers we have, the bet
ter paper we can afford to give you. j
Should our list increase sufficiently, we ;
will open the third volume with many j
pleating features not yet incorporated
in Tin. Wi:st Siiohk. The Midsum
mer number will be sold at fifty cents
per copy, or furnished free with our J
mammoth number in January next, to
all yearly subscribers, at $1.50 per annum.
As though ihe won 1mm If no,
Each glittering inowflake were a atar."
Mount Coffin, standing solitary and
lone, one of Nature's sentinels, scattered
here and there along the lordly Colum
Ma, almost invariably attracts the atten
tion of the passing traveler, or pleasure
seeker, and is one of the most noted
points in the natural scenery of the
Lower Columbia.
Tug Wbst Siiohk Mr. L, Sam-,
ucl, publisher of Oregon's pioneer il- i
lUStrated paper, spent a day or two in ;
our village during the week. He is a
pleasant gentleman, the very emhody
ment of enterprise ami deserves much
credit for conducting Tin: Wi:sr Smut r
on so liberal a basis. lOvery issue is
Ailed with fresh original matter and II
lustrations by the best artists, calculated
lo interest us at home and advertise our
Web-Toot land abroad. Mr. Samuel
has been to no little expense in bring
IngTltB WSBT SlIOBB up to its present
popularity, but a rapidly Increasing sub
scnptlon ttsl shows that his money has
been placed " where it w ill do the most
good. - $ktmd Tidings,
"Tlu "racket1 between Judge 1 lilt on
and the K'WS recalls the famous tilt be
tween ( I'Conncll and Disraeli. The
Irishman tanuled the Jew With being a
"lineal detcendonl of the Impenitent
thief "it the cios." Disraeli's answer
is not well known; he conclusively
replied that "onc-haii' of Christendom
worshipped a Jew, and the other half a
A Brooklyn woman has three sons,
triplets, aged l ,who are so much alike
that the landlord of the hotel where
they stop only charges hei board for
one hn .
Bath All Spooner (on his honey
moon)) w Larry, my w ife and 1
have both noticed that the towns
people state at us very hanjl. I
Kobe you ha enl been telling an) -body
that we were ucwlv mar
ried." Laity (the faithful facto
tum) : Me tell 'em, sor ? Is it
loikely. Oid go agin my express
orders) W by, whlnever anybody
thryed to pump me, sir, Oive
tow lit Vin von warn' married at
A Chicago lady, w hose colored
cuachman is a curious specimen
of his rce,laU'l observed to some
(Hends ih.u at dines "the man was
a perfect entgma,Hand all bands
weie not a little dnmfounded to
hear the hhh's youthful sou break
Ollt with the CB MUnatlOfl : "Win ,
of course he's a nig, ma iust see
how black he i."
A creed is like a carriage) which
may take us to the place where
'in fiirnd is, but cannot put us
into communion with him.
DR, J. If. DAY'S
The handsome brick building, shown
on this page, was erected by Dr. J, II.
Day, physlctnn, banker and assayer, in
the city of Walla Walla, in the year
18741 ft an expense of $i,rxK. The
doctor started business in 1863, and by
strict attention to business and honest
dealing he has been enabled to accu
mulate a handsome fortune. He Is
still active in business ; doe- nut, how ever,
practice medicine any longer, his
constantly growing trade requiring all
his attention; he is a man of great
taste, as may be seen by the most casu
id observer, on entering his elegantly
fitted up establishment. In the upper
story is his private office and study,
whilst the front rooms are occupied by
Dr. Itlalock, physician, and Dr. Dorr,
As folly on the one side, though it
should enjoy all it can desire, would,
notwithstanding, never be content; so,
on the other, wisdom ever acquiesces
with the present, and is never dissatis
fied with its Immediate conditions.
People aie now Cautioned against a
too free use of ice-water. Excess i
said to kill. Well, w hat of it? Some
thing must kill people. They can't li e
always And it Is well they can't, with
several millions of dollars invested in
French plate-glass hearses in this coun
trv alone,
Little bo) "Please, I want the doc
tor lo come and sec mother." Ser
vant "Doctor's out. Where do you
come from'-" I little boy "What !
Don't you know me? Whv, we deal
With yOUt We had a bah from here
last week!"
The reward of a thing well done is
to have done it; the fruit of a ginal of
fice is the office itself.
Mount Coffin Is situated in Cowlitz
county, Washington Territory, on the
Immediate bank of the Columbia river,
and about half way between Portland
and Astoria. It is of basaltic forma
tion, and the name it bears was given
to it in 1S41 by Lieut. Wilkes, of the
1'. S. Exploring Expedition after
wards Admiral Wilkes, of the lT. S.
Navy, (by whom it was visited,) on ac
count of its having been an Indian
burifll place, and not, as many have
supposed, from its resemblance to a
coffin, as there is nothing in its shape
at all calculated to suggest such an idea.
The facts in regard to its name, and
the visit of Wilkes, were obtained from
the original settler of the donation
claim, on which the mountain is situa
ted, and at the time said claim was lo
cated many Indian relics could have
been found on the mountain, pointing
immediately to its having been an
Indian burial place. Wilkes, I believe,
places its altitude at 700 feet, which is
thought to be too great, as it is esti
mated at from 350 to 400 feet by settlers
in its immediate vicinity. From its
summit, winch is annually visited by
many people, and w hich is easy of ac
cess, a fine view may be had of the
delta formed by the Cowlitz and Co
lumbia rivers, comprising some of the
finest fanning land in Washington
Territory, and on a clear day can also
be seen the S00Wclad peaks of Rainier
and St. Helens, of which last named
mountain the poet sing-
"Aenxw the nxmntntio hour iml dim,
St. Helen U-nm- m'ur.
Mr. W. C. Myer, of Ashland, Jack
son county, hits devoted nil his ener
gies to the task of impro'ving draught
horses in Oregon by the introduction
of the celebrated stock of M La Perche."
The Percherons are pre-em'merttly dig.
tinguished tor great size and strength,
perfect symmetry, kind and docile dis
position and " that fine Oriental gray
coat," as Du Huys calls it, which is one
of their leading characteristics. Some
persons have asserted that this should
not be called a "blooded" stock, for
that term should only be applied to
horses of Arabian descent, but in this
they display great want of knowledge,
for the Percherons are true descend
ants of the best blood of Arabia. It
1 was not the Moors of Morocco but
their Arab conquerors who gave celeb
' rity to the Barbs of the days of chiv
airy, those Meet, yet immensely pow
erful horses which alone could sustain
the weight of their own and their ri
' der's coat of mail. Just such horses
as "The Pride of Perche" bore the
mail-clad knights in battle and tourna
ment, and to no other breed docs the
term " blooded " so properly belong,
41 Gen'l Fleury," "White Rose," and
M White Prince," are also noble sped
! mens of this type, and already several
of their colts have become quite fa
mous for size and beauty, proving that
even with the most common breeds the
introduction of Peichcron stock causes
! an immense improvement, for blood
will always tell. " The American Ag
' riculturist " is loud in its praises of Per
cheron horses; "The Spirit of the
, Times " says, (quoting the language of
Mr. Buck): "The finest for general
purposes and the most stylish carriage
horses he has ever seen are the produce
of the second cross from the Norman
or Percheron stock in France, and he
thinks they cannot fail to produce the
same results in this country." "The
Live-Stock Journal " (Chicago) fully
concurs in this, as does Dunton's "Spirit
of the Turf," and others of the leading
stock journals.
Mr. Myer has recently published a
neat little work of thirty-tour pages,
illustrated with five splendid engra
vings, taken from life and photographs,
of his Percherons, and this he will for
ward, free of expense, to all those in
terested in stock who may address him
On the subject.
The golden wedding of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Kelly, of Freedom.
Pa., Iately,was made notable by
the presence of Mrs. Black, the
golden bride's mother, a lady of
certainly over too years, probably
1 10. The old lady is somewhat
deaf and almost blind, but is still
in possession of her reasoning fac
ulties to a remarkable degree for
one so aged.
The straw berrv-shortcake lcs
rival held by our church societies
might be rendered more interest
ing and attractive bv announcing
that the young man who finds
the strawberry in his pteceofcakf
will be entitled to a kiss from the
prettiest girl in the room, or some
thing of that sort.
The greatest scholars arc r.o
the wisest men.
No excellent soul is exempt
from a mixture of folly.
Nothing is so uncertain as the
minds of the multitude.