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glte Sails QslzxluK.
t. C. IRELAND Editor.
"FRIDAY April 11.1871)
The Earth's Independence or the
Professor Pierce, of Harvard col
lege, in a lecture in Boston last
week, set forth some facts of inter
est in regard to the earth's inde
j)endence of the sun's heat, "which
may be consoling to persons mIio
"accept the theory that the center of
our solar system may lose its
warmth. Could the organisms up
on the earth withstand any great
decrease of the sun's heat ? To
reply to this question he said we
must remember that the earth's
surface depends for its tempera
ture not merely upon the heat
which it receives, but also upon
that which it is constantly radiat
ing. With a, small reduction of
the actual temperature vegetable
organisms become less active, less
carbonic acid is removed from the
atmosphere, and it is wondered
Jiow a small addition to the car
bonic acid of the atmosphere in
creases its power of obstructing
the passage of low forms of heat,
and so diminishes the planet's radi
.ation. Six per centum of carbonic
:cid nearly doubles the resistance
of the atmosphere to radiation. If
then, the supply of heat from the
sun were reduced one-half, the
small increase of carbonic acid
which would occur in the course
-fit" nature would furnish the com
plete remedy for the loss, and
restore the temperature needed
for life. 3t is easy o see that tihis
phenomenon would be accompan
ied by a more even and spring-like
distribution of temperature over
the earth's surface, which seems to
accord with arctic jjeoloirv. It mar
.be, then, that a diminished sun is
. mot .to be dreaded. It is more
probable, however, that the heat of
the sun is still on the increase.
After a time, it may be ages, the
bun will have cooled again, and will
"row dim. But even then we shall
have much heat from it as have the
dwellers upon the outer planet of
our system; as much light as the
.animaJsjiow have at the bottom of
the icean. We shall still have
orSc vithin our bodies and a
Father in heaven. Still further on,
the ideal history terminates in a
lotal disappearance of all the ma
terial light of the present creation,
chaos returns, ripe for a new .nebu
lar history and a new.scries of evo
lutions. But the old spiritual
idealty can nwer ho effaced.
We are pleased te hear of the
prosperity of jBro. .Chsis. Besserer,
of the Walla "Walla Watchman.
He is preparing- to build a new
office building, and wall put into at
a steam power press. BLe deserves
The authorities of the Trimly
House, London, have been making
experiments with a new kind of
as which has been lirought under
their notice as not only being
cheaper than ordinary gas, but
far more effective. The new
gas is capable of so much concen
tration, that the quantity kept in a
small buoy, has kept a light burn
ling for twenty-eight days, with
sufficient brilliancy to show the
position of the buoy to passing
ships. The inventor declares that a
,luoy of ordinary size would con
tain sullicent gas to keep a good
,light burning for nine months, so
that all our buoys might show
lights at night, if gas was supplied
to them twice in a year and a half.
We shall probably hear more of
this, as the claims of the inventor
.a-enow being subjected to prac
tical tests. - . . .
By the will of the late Deacon Asia
Otis, the American board of foreign
missions was made residuary legatee.
bequests of nearly SoO.000 were
made $500,000 going to foreign mis
This is from an exchange. What
beautiful charity ! Half a million
dollars to be expended by foreign
missions. For what ? To con
vert the Patagonians, Hottentots,
citizens of the Cannibal islands,
etc.; while hundreds of American
born men, women and children are
starving and dying for the want of
the necessaries of life. Of course,
Mr. Otis had the riatfit to do as he
pleased with his own money, sas
the San Francisco Times, but it
makes one's blood rise in rebellion
airainst such a counterfeit on the
name of charity as is set forth in
the paragraph above quoted. This
foreign mission business puts us in
mind of the expedition which was
sent out at an expense of 9,000,-
000 to convert the Jews. Wc
believe one Jew was convert
ed, and he was probably caught
away from home, and after the
converters left he returned to the
tents of Israel.
Two kinds of grass going by this
name are being raised on Lewis
river. 1). F. Peid doubting the
genuijioiess of one kind wrote to
the editor of the American Agri
culturist about them, and received
a letter in reply, of which the main
points are as follews:
You send as "orchard grass" two
widely different plants. Your No. 1
is the true ''orchard grass," and a val
uable gniss, whether for 'hay or for
pasture. To get the best results from
it, the seed should ha sown very thick,
at least two bushels to the acre, as
when it stands thin on the ground it
forms clumps or tussocks, which make
hard work for the mowing machine.
Many prefer it to timothy to sow with
clover, as it is perfection at the same
time as the clover. Your No. 2 is
' 'Velvet grass" or ' 'Meadow soft grass,"
and with us considered as merely a
weed. I have never known it to be
cultivated; though it is used in Eng
land on barren knolls and other land
too poor for anything else to grow.
Like yourself, I never saw cattle eat
it, and do not think they will, if there
is airy thing else to be had.
You would perhaps hardly be in
terested if I were to describe the
botanical difference between the two,
but there is one character by which
you can distinguish them. In the
"orchard grass" the flowers are at the
ends of the branches of the head or
cluster; while on the other one the
branches have flowers nearly down to
where they branch from the main
stem. Then the orchard grass is
much rougher than the other, which
is quite soft and velvety to the touch.
I think you will have no dilliculty in
telling them apart; and while you will
u doubt find No. 1 useful, 1 think
you will not care to encourage No. 2.
George Tiiurveii, Editor.
A Iiittle Off.
Wall& Walla Watchman.
They had a gay old time, in
front of a saloon with a little good
old man, who happened to be "off,"
last Saturday. Jt seems, while he
was inside, sampling liquor, some
roguish follow went to his horse,
-winch stood in front of the saloon,
turned the saddle and synched it
up again. Presently the old man
came out as full as a goose, ap
parently anxious to get home, for
(he mounted the horse with
out much ulo, but flow the
trouble commenced. He pulled
on the crupper and exclaimed:
"Hold up your head!" but no
head came up, in fact it was up,
but on the other end. He ave
another jerk at the crupper, think
ing it was the bridle, and again
yelled: "Hold up your head, Prince
and don't "be drinking all day! "
Here he looked around to see what
the boys were snickering at, and
lo! there was Prince's head "way
up," like a rooster's. The old man
felt as though some one had hit
him over tlie head with a crowbar.
He sobered right up, fixed the sad
dle or turned the horse, we forget
which, and silently rode away,
amid a peal of laughter. On Ins
way home the old man uswored"
oil awl didn't touch a (Iron until
The legislature committee ap
pointed to investigate the reports
with renrnrd to the insecurity of!
the new state capitol at Hartford,
Conn., has reported that the pro
cess of constructing the building
was changed without the knowl
edge of the commission, lime-mor
tar being substituted in place of
cement in setting the granite ol
the piers, to which was due the
breakmg, disfiguring, and weaken
ing of the piers. It is believed,
however, that safety has been se
cured by drilling some S00 holes in
the joints of the granite, removing
the mortar, and filling in with type
metal. The Bee-hive is a busy plr.ee.
Mrs. Steers has just laid in a very
htrge stock, consisting of millinery
goods, a large assortment of ready
made suits for ladies and children,
and an excellent line of underclothing,
for the ladies and children. Call at
the Bee-hive Store and inspect ihis
new stock. The low price of every
thing will astonish von.
&&- Send your subscription for the
Astoiuax another year. Help us. that
we may ?ontinua to help you.
LOST. On Monday or Tuesday last, a
package of statement, of no value to the
finder, belonging to a S. F. house. The
Under will be lilierallv rewarded by leaving
them at the OCC1 DENT HOTEL. Astoria.
THERE "WILL P.E A SPECIAL MEET
ingf the Hoard of Dc'egaie. a. k. n..on
TUESDAY. ArSSKS 15. 187!.
At 7 :S0 P. M..
For reading minutes, and taking into con
sideration resignation1;, credentials, and any
other business that may lawfully come be
fore the hoartL
Pv order of the President.
.IAS. W. WELCH.
E. D. Curtis, Secretary.
OATS &KD POTATOES
FOR SEED !
ONE GOLD CUFF TIN. Amethvsl set
ting. The finder will be liberally re
warded by leaving the same :it
SITMMONS: Justico Court for the precinct
of Astoria. State of Oregon, county of
Peter Matt?on. plaintiff, rs. Charles New
man defendant. Civil action for the recovery
To Charles Newman, the abovo named de
fendant. In the name of the State of Oropon :
You aro required to aprear before the under
sisnrd. a Justice of the Peace for the precinct
aforesaid, on tho2oth day of May. 1879, aMO
o'clock in tho forenoon of said day, at the
office of said. Justice, in said precinct, to
answer the nb6v named plaintiff in civil ac
tion. The defendant will tako notice that if
ho fail to answer tho complaint herein, tho
plaintiff will tako judgment against him for
the sum of SG9 00. and hi disbursement'.
Given under my hand this 9th dav of April,
Justice of tho Peace.
Service of this summons i ordered to bo
mado by publication by order mado this 9th
day of April, 157J.
l.Vw7t Be.?. R. TURLEIT, J. P.
Iroposnl.s for Provisions for Jjlht
OFFirF OF LlOUT-HOUSK TxSPFCTOR. )
Portland. Oregon, April". 1S79. f
.QEATED PROPOSALS WILL P.E KE
O ceived at this office until twelve o'clock,
M.. Thursday, the first day of May, 1S79, for
furnWiinc: and delivering to tho Inspector of
tho Thirteenth Light-houo district, provis
ions for Light-stations in tho Thirteenth
Light-house district, in such quantities and nt
such times during tho twclvo months, from
July 1. 1K7. to JtinooO. ly). Inclusive. as may
bo called fer: to bo of good nnd approved quali
ty, subject to inspection, to be delivered along
side of tho Liizlit-huoso tender, or other vessel
provided for that purpose, at Astoria or Port
land, as may bo designated by the Inspector, in
good and sufficient package, barrels, boxes,
or cans, and in good order, for such number
of persons as may bo specified by tho Inspec
tor, free of all oxpenso to the United States,
according thospecificationsand tables.copies
of which -may bo had on application at this
nfflpr nnfl nh ihn nflir rtf tin. I .iti.lin
I board. Washington, 1). C. Tho bids must
stsito tho sum bid lor each annual allowance,
and must bo placed in an cnvclopo sealed and
endorsed "Proposals for provisions for Light
stations." and -then placed in another enve
lope, which must also be scaled, and left at or
directed to this-office. postago prepaid, if sent
by mail. A copy of thi advertisement hould
accompany each bid. Tho richt to reject anv
or all bids, or to waivo defects, if it bo doomed
for the interest of the United States to do s0,
is rcsorved. E. C. M EltltIM AN.
Oom'dr U. S. Navy, Light-house Inspector.
Proposals for Rations for Ulit-
Office op Light-house Inspfctor.
Portland, Oregon, April 7. 1879. j
SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE RE
ceived nt this ofiico until twe'vo o'clock,
M., on Thursday, tho first day of May. laTiJ,
for tarnishing and delivering to tho Inspector
of tho thirteenth Light-house district, rations
for 1 ight-Jiouse vessels in tho thirteenth
Licht-housodictrict. in such quantities and at
such times -fluning tho twelvo months, from
July 1. 1S79, to Juno 30, ISfO, inclusive, as may
be called for, to bo oi good and approved
quality, subject to inspection, to be delivered
alonssido the Light-honso tender, or other vos-
scl providod for that purpose, at Astoria or
Portland, as may be designated .by tho In
spector, in good and sufficient pacKagcs,"bar-
jels, boxes, or cans anudn good order, forsueh
nuu.bcr of persons as may be specified by the
Inspector, frcoof all expense to tho United
Suites, according to the specifications and ta
bles, copies of which may bo bad on applica
tion nt this office, and ."t tho office of the
Light-house board. Washington, 1). C. The
bids must state tho sum bid for each daily
ration, and must bo ifiaccd in an envelope,
sealed ar d endorsed "Proposals for rations for
Lizht-house vessels tand then placed in nn-
i -other envelope, which inu-t also bo sealed.
! .and left at or directed to this office. notagc
Ptepaid. it sent by mail. A copy of this ad
vertisement should accompany each bid. Tho
right to reject any or all bids, or to wskvo .de
fects, if it be deemed for tho interest of tho
United States to do so. i reserved.
Comnd'rILS. Navy, Light-housjo Isppcctor.
Ladies Attention !
The best selected stock ever before carried in tins citv.
DRY GOODS, CLOTKIMD, BOOTS AKD SHOES, HATS, GAPS.
CROCKERY, GLASS WARE, GARPETS, SMTTENGS,
A FULL LINE IX EACH DEPARTMENT.
We call especial attention to our extra large imoice of
PRICES WAY DOWN.
AVE SELL ONLY FOR CAf II, NO CREDIT. NO HoUSE SHALL UNDERSELL 3E-
33. 2ES Sl. 3& IO XT 3EL Q- S3 S.,
MAIN STREET. ------. ASTORIA, OREGON.
Solo Agent for the Xoav American JSeAvin Machine.
EASTER mm J EASTER E&GS
SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW.
RECEIVED DIRECT FROM THE EAST PER STEAMER OREGON A
BEAUTIFUL AXD VARIED LOT, SOME COXTAmXG
NICELY COLORED PANORAMIC VIEWS.
OTHERS ORNAMENTED WITH
CUPIDS, VARIOUS DEVICES; Alse: BRIBES AND GR00HS;
GODDESS OF LIBERTY; CUPIDS AXD WREATHS,
Ami other large, handsome ami newest style cake ornaments. Also : Nice fresh cau
dles, eakes. ami all kinds of confectionery
OYSTERS IN EVERY STYLE,
OPPOSITE THE BELL TOWER.
2?2&m tyTOGIimS SS? 18SVS3-
Old Stand, Near the Walla Walla Restaurant
IS NOW OrEX AXD READY TO SUPPLY FISHERMEN. AXD MECHANICS
GENERALLY WITH THE BEST QUALITY OF
CTtQTHIKG, BOOTS jISTO. SHQESS,
Gent's Furnishing Goods, Ete.
3TThis is the only place in the citj of Astoria where you can buy the Genuine
Carters Cape Ann Oil Skins, aid all EMs of Mm Boots.
5?"(iOoi1s will be sold at the very lowest market rates, but for CASH ONLY.
S. DAXZKJEIl, Proprietor.
IJ. F. HKXISO F. J. TAY-LOIt
DENNIS02T & TAYLOR,
ATTOKXEIS AT AW.
Office Up stairs in Parker's building,
corner Chennmus and Benton streets.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office. Pages new building, Squemoqlie
street, Astoria, Oregon.
TII. J. Yy OLTYER,
Office. Tn Slnister's Daguerrenn Imikl
ing. Entrance Second door above that of
the Daily Astoimax. Cass street.
Residence on Jefferson street, corner of
Successfully treats all Chronic Diseases.
AND DISEASES OF "WOMEN AND
Cancer cured by a new and painless method.
Office Chennmus street, corner of Main
. J. OIHIIJBX.
CURES BILLIOUS AND INTERMITTENT
With from one to three doses of his harm
Also. Private diseases successfully treated.
Office O'Brien's hotel. Astoria. Oregon.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
HAS JtKMOVED TO
Main streot, Farker's building,
ASTORIA. - - - - OREGON.
Boots and Shoes.
All kinds of repairing neatly and rft
promptly attended lo
MAIN ST.. - ASTORIA. OREGON.
lias just received direci from the manufac
turers, the !a.gest ;iml best assortment of
Ever imported to this State. Send in your
orders earl v. Addre is :
AVm. PEUNDER & CO.
Lock box 21S. Portland, Oregon.
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER.
Shop on C:iss street. Astoria, Oregon.
5 Paper hanging and Kalsoniiming a
KftTAll work guaranteed to give satisfac
tion. TEX ACRES OF LAXD.
On Youngs Bay, cleared, will be suitable
tor dairv. or a chicken rancli. or for garden
ing purposes. Within -one mile of the As
toria Post-office by land.
Covered with Hemlock timber, suitable for
I tannery purposes. Leases will be made lor
a term of years as may ue arrangeti.
grA ppiy to J. n. d. g rat.
Notary Public for the State of Oregon.
Heal Estate Agent and Conveyancer.
Agent for the FIREMEN'S FUND INSUR
ANCE COMPANY of San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGEN1 and AUCTIONEER.
Rents nnd Accounts Collected, nnd re
tnrns promptly made.
Regular sales day,
SATURDAYS nt 2 P. M.
N. B. Parties having real estate, lurni
turcorany other goods to dispose of either
at auction or private sale should notify me
soon :is convenient In-for1 the dav of sale.
No storage charged on goods snl' at Auc
tion. E. C. IIOLTN.
Corner Main and Chcnamus Street".
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM
and other Enslnh Cutlory.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Meershaum Pipes, etc.
A fine stock of
Watclies and .Jewelry. Muzzle ami
Ureeeh landing: Shot Gnns.
Revolvers. I'f.stolN. Parlor Kiflea.
Astoria Liquor Store,
AUG. DANIELSON. Proprietor.
Water st. Roadway, - Astoria, Orecox.
Importer and dealer in
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC CIGATif.
Sole agent for the celebrated
GEKMAMA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEEB DEPOT.
Chexauus Street. Astoria..
The public nro invited to cnii and lenv
their orders. Splendid Lager 5 cents a gla.
Freo Lunch every nipht.
WM. BOCK & CcProprietora.
NEW TAILORING SHOP.
(In A. W. Cone's Building.")
Water Strf.et Astoria, Oregow.
(Late of Tacoma).
BEGS LEAVE TO INFORM THE FUB
lic that he is now prepared to make aH
kind-? of clothing to order, or to renovate or
jrer Having had an experience of 5 veaw
I defy compction in the art of making old
clothes look iik" new. Mvsvstcm is knovrn
only to myself, hy which I can lengthen
pantaloons u ithout piecing, etc.
For particulars see small cards.
Tailor, steam-scourer and TCepaiwr