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The West Shoke.
VOL. 9 No. 12.
It. Bmul. PuMtthu,
Portland, Oregon, Docomhor, 1883.
Knli4 l In
la front M,
CRAGIE SHARP, Jr., It a duly aulhoriied
traveling agent of TilK West Shoriu
FILES FOR 1883.
A limited number of complete filet of The I
West Shore for the year 1883, all under one
cover and indexed, can be obtained at (he office I
of publication. Sent, postage paid, te any ad
dress upon the receipt of $1.
With the January number The West Siiork
will enter its tenth year. What progress it has
made in the past is well known to all. The pub
lisher Is not accustomed to make empty promises,
nor to announce anything until it is certain of ac
complishment. It will, therefore, no doubt, please
the many friends of TllR West Shore to learn
that an entirely new drtss has been purchased for
the paper, including type a sise larger and more
easily read than that now being used, and a mag
nificently engraved cover. The January number
will appear in its remodeled form, having eight
pages added to its contents. The incressed facili
ties will enable the publisher to produce a journal
that will rank both typographically and artlttl.
cnlly with the leading illustrated publications of I
The West Shore enjoys the undisputed
honor of being tht upontnt of tht itsourtes of tht
J'aeifie Northvxil. What It has done in the past
year to entitle it to this distinction is amply shown
by the lone alphabetical list of topics and illuti-
trations given in the present nurolier as an Indcs
to the volume of 1881. An examination of ihis
will demonstrate that The West Shore Is a per
ect encvcloDxdia of the Pacific Northwest. No
only will this be improved upon the coming year,1
but more attention will be paid to general litera
ture, and many valuable features will be added,
while its artistic department will keep fully abreast
of the line of progress. It will be made espeo
ially valuable to the tourist and Immigrant and
rendered a welcome visitor to the fireside. It
will be, in fact, "Journal of Information and
Literature." Though these improvements have
been made and will be maintained at great ex
pense, the subscription price has not been In
creased, they being warranted by the largely ex
tended circulation, and it will continue to be sent,
postage free, at the old price of $1 per annum.
Suliscriplions can be made by mail direct lo Ihe
office, either by postal order or registered letter.
The Coeur d'Alene excitement continuci un
abated. Manr miners are in the mountains wait
ing for spring, and communication it nearly ini-
possible except by Ihe "snow shoe route. 1
sides the two camps in Ihe mines a town called
Coeur d'Alene City has been laid out 00 the lake
ihon a sunolv ooinl. Hotels, restaurants,
wharves, warehouses, two steamboats and a saw
mill mrm imnnil tha ImDrOVemeMS tUkCt BOW
being made of projected. Easy access to the
mines can not be hoped for before May, and then
From SwtJish 0 T. L, Ruiuivrg
The moon shone white upon Ihe downi
The hungry lynx cried in the hedge)
The dog's long howl came from the town,
When one walked at the forest edge,
Whose hut lay out upon the wold)
The Christmas Eve was drear and cold.
He quickened wcaiily hit pace,
Upon Ihe pathway diiftcd oer,
To wife and children's sweet embrace)
To them some Christmas bread he bote,
Asked at a wealthy burgher's gate)
For they themselves long batk-hretd ale.
It darkened more and more, when lo I
He saw a boy alone and still,
Who sat Umn the drifted snow
And breathed within hit fingers chill,
And by the night's light yet undlmined,
Already he hilf-froten seemed.
"Ah, whither goest thou, poor ton?
Come home with me and warm thee, pray,"
So said, he look the fror.cn one,
And reached ere long the garden way,
Which to his humble collage Id,
With hit small guest and loaf of bread.
Hit day't lrut by the manlcl sal,
The youngest child Uon her breail
"You were so long in coming that
You must lit by Ihe file and rot,
And you come, too!" so kind, to true,
The stranger near the health the drew,
And soon Ihey found how I7 her care
The flames then livelier last and id
Unmindful aye herself to spare,
She look wilh Joy her hutUnd't bread,
And forward Cut ihe feast it bore,
Wilh a bowl ol milk the hod In time.
Already from the tlraw-ilrewn floor,
Unto the banquet spare arrayed,
The children gty had gone before.
But by the wall lh ttrtnger staid)
Then kindly she ihe llltl guetl
Led lo a plce emono, Ihe rett.
And when 1 graleful prayer wat told,
Thai each might share, ihe loaf si Moke.
Ut Wetted be thai gift of Meadi"
So from the lnch the tt-"C I"'1".
And tears hit eyclMttlrtight fr-.k,
When he tin I'fleted I"1'00 ,ouk
When toon the would divide egaln,
The loaf had grown whole frm ihe retl
She fixed ber eyes In wonder then
Upon Ibe tlranger, hrt young gut.
When tllU bw" " Ul"n
For dear as start hit tyet U.
A hah) from hit forehead tbooei
The lot, fallen from his shoulders, teemed
like mists upon the brewee blown)
And suddenly an tngel, fair
As any In Ihe skies, stood there.
There went up then a blissful llghl)
Each heart with ho and comfort fiaughl)
It was an unfutgotlen night,
Within the good folks' humble cot)
No (cast was fairer or more blest,
lltcauw an angel was their guest.
FOLK SONtl OK THE SEVENTEEN I II
And now It come our yfull feat
Ut every man I jolly 1
Each I'Him wilh Ivy Icavet It dresl,
And eveiy post with holly.
Though tome churls at our mlith repine,
Round youi foreheads gaiUndt twlnei
Drown sorrow In 1 cup of wine,
And let ut all be merry.
Now all our nelghlKirt' chlmneyt tmoke,
And Chrltlmtt Mocks are burnlngi
Thcli ovent Ihey wilh Uked meat choke,
And all Ihclr tplli are turning.
Without Ihe door let sorrow lye)
And If ."I'l ll ll I" "
We'll bury It In Christmas pli
And ever more I merry.
New every lad It wond'iout 111".
And no man minds hit laliouri
Oui lottct have provided Ihem
A lgl tml a lalxr
Young men and meldt, and glrlt ami boys,
Give life lo one amither't yl
Ami y non shall I ihelr nl
Perceive llsil titer meriy.
Haik I now the wagt abroad do call,
Each other forth to lamMlngi
Anon yi'll tliem In ll hall,
Fur tiutt and epplrt rambling.
Hark I hw Ihe mutt with ItughUl sound,
Anon they'll think it house g- lound,
Foi lhy the cellar'! deplht hate f-mnd,
And Ihere ihey will I ny.
Now klngt and queent poof the.-c b.
Ami mate wilh tverylwlyi
The Iwmetl l,ur ,h "'
And wl men play ll n"''1'
Hon ywlht will """n "
h..h otlwit t.Uy al Rnwl.nd K
And imy Htr gmt b"T "
llctaut Ihey "111 mliy.
Then. wherefore la the "y
Hhould we. I y, "" '
No, Wl u ling luuadeUyet,
To make our anlith It fulWf.
And, while ihut iawidml tin, .
Li all ll ttreelt wilh ech. ling!
Woods and WU tad ev.ryil.lftg,
litar wllawat we aie iy.
great nun w eatemurri n