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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (June 1, 1879)
THE WEST SHORE.
JIY A. Cl.AKHK
Shadows take f(irm when Hi dawning,
The wilting sky
Warms with the faintest warning
Tli.l day la nigh,
Than tlnU ( llowinii amber
Aiiiioutire the ray:
1 1 Imttnii from heaven's ihuibM
Imoli far away.
Hw, In Hip rut, Ilia mountains
Sink. off thai' grief !
Dewdrnjia from myriad fountain!
Claim avrry laaf ;
Tlia stais, I heir many rye art rioting,
As grows ,(" e.'''1"'.
Wlilla the 1 i lit -l.ir.l- wing reputing,
Bkowl ,u) " "" "
Ami when the ami, reclining
I in iniiunUlii wall,
Utw Ilia a 1 i.l It shining
Thn kdowa fall.
Shadows of mighty mountains
l.la QJji Ula vala,
Maul i 1 -Inarm and (ountalm,
Mall lit!.. I tall.
Tall, .lllrn,l .pins ul Hr and pins
I'atnh th sun's glow ;
OrrharJ tim and forest tine
Would top Ilia llair.
With amy day come toil and ran,
And there an shadows everywhere.
S'txtnlidi. M lbs Inn . -1 tltddn
llnnga golden gnin ;
Itipenlug nun a gladness yialda
In song's n ti. ,111 ;
Thru Hi (ei raut nya mini down
With aurh scant shade,
li..! Ilia hadow'i umbar imwn
li welcome made
Thai Ilia raapars, nuonlldr, llngar,
To avoid Uw ny
I ul. : liy the aullxy Itngtr
HI ll.a barrwalday
VY noli thai lit etoiiin ol oran
Than eek Um !,
To Ian Iha worker's brow with motion
III eea-awapt gale
lialaa and ahadowi graUful come
To work an lor lb lUrtaat II ....
IWwn Iha watt tka day la linking,
IHhar shadows grow,
All Ik waaiy w.-il.l u thinking
Tha Waal aglow
"Cuaw Iha night ol nat and peaca
Coma tnlag'a rkaor,
Co tha hour whan lull ahall nrnaa
And not Iroaa faar."
Krai, Uay waited 1. 1 lb morning,
That hour Iha kwat,
W 1.. Iha wklg ol law dawning
I bona toward lb ureal
Now, thay weary wail Iba coating
Ol IwiHjrht'i boat j
Watching and waiting tor th gluaaaing
WiU lu ra.Ho! dowwr.
Knt. thay wat.'lied the east, impatient
For tha kindling day,
Hatting, a the skies grew radiant,
To toil away.
Now thay homeward weary plod,
A twilight omen ;
Slow footsteps on tho yielding sod,
Toward! liadowod home!.
Thay know that hour, of all tho beat,
When ihadow! reach them from the weat.
Now all ii ihadow ! With tha night
No aingle shade
Can lutercept the aun'a grend flight
In glen or glado !
The lir tree itanda athwart tho iky,
A warning cloud,
And through it, aa the winda go by,
They whiiper loud.
No ahadow ii there from the oak,
Hut, 'ni'iith ita branch,
Whilu from ita midiit the owl may croak,
A ghoul might blanch.
A deeper ahade OAS here and then
Almoat tie felt,
Night 'a ahadow overmautles care
And heart will melt.
The atan may liugur in th arch
Of fartheit blue,
running their eternal march,
Tho worlda to view
At through the rounded agaa paat
They gleam in apace,
Ami 011 our oarth their glauce haa caat
A ihadow'i grace,
The moon, betimea, tend iti oold my
A tilver gleam -Till
feeble rival of the day'i '
Hright golden atream.
Yet thii pale empraaa of tha night,
With strangest power,
Hall fear, half plaaaure and affright,
lleapella th hour.
Forgetting faar and Joy, w alumbtr,
W rt aud sleep, bar,
Whll Night'a wird aplendon, without num.
Their Tigila kwp.
Moonlight, starlight, floating cloud
Or raging itorm
May bida them all wiUi anger loud
Wa fear no harm.
Wa know tho aun muat riae again
In aplaadid joy ;
Shadows ahall fall on atraam aud plain
A llh'a alloy ;
Thai lore and hope ahall sweeten toil
While life shall but,
Till In from all the bnf turmoil
Wa aleep at but
Whan conn tha night that know, no waking,
And not till Uin, will day be breaking.
1 Ws iv the MMOn of the year when
J ' " i il'le hen enter their second child
hixnl .111.1 arc broiled for Iprini chick
en. Tlu Chinest must go. The price
f waOung fallen so low that wo.
men can't malt enough to keep their
mmadt 1.1 food, clothe and whisky.
WEIGHTS AND MEASURKS.
Questions are always arising concern
ing various points in weights and meas
ures, and we print the following scale,
recognized by the laws of the United
States, that our readers may preserve
it for convenient reference :
Shelled Com 61
Corn in the ear 70
White Bean 00
Irish Potato 00
Caator He huh M
CloTOr Seed 00
Timothy Seed 44
Hemp Seed 4
Millet Seed M
Blue II rum Seed 44
Dried Peaches 11
Dried Apple 24
8tono Coal... N
Phutering Hair 1
Unslackad Lima II
Fine Salt 66
Hungarian Urate Seed 64
(1 round Pea II
Peanuts, per bushel, African, p
pounds; Tennessee, 28 pounds; Vir
ginia, 22 pounds.
A box 24x16 inches, 22 inches deep,
contains one barrel; i6xi6j inches,
eight inches deep, contains one bushel;
8x.S4 inches, eight inches deep, con
tains one peck; 4x4 inches, four and 1
half inches deep, contains one-half peck;
4x4 inches, four-tenths of an inch deep,
contains one quart.
The standard bushel of the United
States contains 2,150..!. cubic inche.
" The Imperial bushel is about 68 cu
bic inches. Anv box or measure, the
contents of which arc equal to 2,1504
cubic inches, will hold a bushel of grain.
In measuring fruit, vegetables, coal and
other substances, one-fourth must be
added. I n other words, n peck measure
five times even full makes one bushel.
The usual practice is to heap the nicai
The standard adopted by the United
States is the Winchester bushel, 18
inches in diameter inside, eight inchei
deep, and contains 2,150 42-100 cubic
inches. It is the legal bushel of each
State, having no special statute bushel
of its own. A half bushel measure
should contain 1,075 21-100 cubic in
ches. The United States standard gH
measures 231 cubic inches.
Five yards wide by 968 long contains
one acre; 10 yards wide by 484 long
contains one acre; Jo yards wide hf
242 long contains one acre; 40 yards
wide by 121 long contains one acre; 00
feet wide by 726 long contains one
acre; 110 feet wide by 396 long con
tains one acre; 220 feet wide by 198
long contains one acre.