July. 220 THE WEST SHORE. Meat movtf A Siitecn Pafc Monthly IlluMntcd Paper, publnhed M Pobtiasd, Onir.o, by 1.. f AMUEL. s Wwhinston-it. TERMS Oh SUBSCRIPTION, (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. OUR MIDSUMMER NUMBER. 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. STABLISHMEXT AT WALLA WALLA. W. T. 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 Jewess." 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 all!" 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 A WAL1 WALLA lit'SIXKss HOUSE. 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, dentist. 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. VT WALLA WALLA. W. MOUNT COFFIN, W. T. HV JAMES R. I.A DU 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. "I'tRCHKRON" HOKSKS. 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. MOUNT COFFIN, 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.