THE WEST SHONE. and lide one but little of the valley in pawing through. It in o divided by heavy In-ltaiif tjuitrrliglhe river and Hear creek, that lh traveler never N-en the xitJ half of the valley, ari'l frequently p.in ( w ithout know ing that tin-re id mi li a place. The valley pj r I aUmt five rnili-n long by three mil H in width, and contain Mine of tin lnt bay land in th- world. TV hay nt in very w-l-doin exhausted, larjfM uanlitie U-ing " Mini-iin-n-l over " almost every year. The Wallowa river paw-n through the middle td the valley, (ruin rat Ut wet, beavily Ulted on either fide ilh pine, cot ton wood nri'l alder timln-r; m mil' li i an to hide from view Home td the lx-ct hay farnm, notably tin of Win. Webber ami Jon-ph Johnston. I'H-ar creek, oinirijf down at riitht allien from (he muntaiiin on the nouth, alo beavily timbered, cut the Hotith hile (whiih in iiiiu li the larger rtin) id the valley in (no ortioiif hii dividing the entire valley into two ur1i, aii-l furnishing an altinlarnv of liinU r for all MiriNn for many yearn to come, and a water jwer without or 1. The water of (hoe nlmttiiH in about a clear and pure a it in liiil'Wor water to lie, anil they aliound in fih. The n lehratetl red Tih come tip once a year, furiiiohin mrt for alurtit two week. Salmon rotue tip three time a year, in April, August and Nocmln-r, white the Htted trout and nhincr n-main with u alwayn. Now, having considered the valley itwlf ( l it ti n-d to ! considered all there wan here) we have not lii;t'1e a cotiiliieticeinelit on the Mil-jii t. reordering the valley I'll the north, in a strip of billy, bum h-gran country, extend ing catward along the Wallowa basin for forty inilm or more, and from four to ten mile in wilth. On the lull, which are neither high lioT uteep, may U found the richest and It-xt raiti land in all the Weft, intersrrsed with othir land whidi i good for nothing but pan turage, a i the case in all hilly countricn. I'.ii V of these hilln, anl extending to Nuke riv er, Mine f..rty or fifty mile, in a m-o of coun try, Ut the mt jurt very finely liml-red, ami without uii.lrfl iuh, no that one may travel al luimt anywhere in a wagon. Kvery mile or two we eiMvtintcr a thiikrt of long and iuot beau libit i, Nitiietimea r&1eiilin for milen. Tliew we hive to k arrtiiel, imv they jjrow i ihitkly one can Mam ly fo throiU'h on foot. Thi wouM a jara lit femrm arel tie i hp'M. N-attere all thnut;h thin vat t t of country, arc numerou oicn glailen, like the N aver mellow (d the Kat, covered with the leit of graxi fwm tbrw? to four feet high, with the very richest of de-p, black noil, plenty of pprinijn, and wnne Kln-aiiin of eonniilerablc fiiu. Tliin whole region will wn le w illed. There are alrea'ly nome wttler lo alel there, the only inconvenience iH-inKihi-punown in winter. Thin n-poii ban lufore it a irreut future. S'veral larp; iaw mill may work lierw for many yearn, and utill there w ill In; plenty of Kd timU-r left. Uailroad tiea may i hhip" out for the build irij; of thotixandri of mili H of railroad, and there will he )!c remaining. Vat henlx of Mock may raze here, and there will lie plenty of uraiw left. KIk, ditT and N-ar may I; kilhl for many yearn, and Home, will yet remain. The miow fallrt here from three to four feet in depth, but with plenty of hay and grain laid in for winter line, ftock will do much U tter and come out in Irtler condition, than in warmer eoun triex, where there ix rain, wind and mud. For the lirnl (ifu-en mih-H out, thin country in quite level, much more m than most of the tttate of Iowa. After that, an you go north toward NiaVo river, it Inm-oidch more rouh and brok en, while the climate grown warmer much warmer, in fact, than any part of the Wallowa valley. Incidentally, I mention that thin ia a gnat country for IjucltleU-rrien, and for fear that any man nhould consider a huckleberry a Mnall matter to make mention of, I will junl My, that toward spring, a Mij'ply will go far to ward making one feel healthy, wealthy and wiwe. Hut to return to the valley. The lower part of the Ninth half in hid from view and little known. It in called Ih'arnond prairie. Thin prairie in, or rather wan, the mont dried up, (arched and unproductive ortion of Wallowa county, with the exception of Home of it little "ram hen" around the outnkirt next to the mountain and river, which have alwaynln-en very rich. Within the jwnt three yearn, Mr. Chamln-rlain ban located a dcN-rt claim in the center and dryent part of the prairie, ami ban taken out a large irrigating ditch. An a conne ijuciiif, he in making thin dexert region to " hlimnom an the mh-." He in now rutting the l-t quality of hay, and a good crop of it, too, from land that u?m to ln, from the firot of May until the fall rainn In-gan, an dry an gunjiowder, producing nothing but bunch gran, and very little f that. Wnllovi I'hufinin.