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. C. IREIiAXW Eaitor.
FRIDAY April 18. 1871)
Introduction of Guano.
Prof. Kohl, in a recent paper,
denies the exclusive modern use
of guano in agriculture, and
quotes the Arabian geographer,
Edresi, as mentioning cliffs border
ing the Persian gulf, which were
covered with the excrements of
birds. These were used as manure
at Bassora and up the Euphrates.
The Peruvians also used guano at
the time the Europeans first ar
rived there, and Humboldt, early
in this centuiy, urged its use, but
without effect. It was only in
1840 that the first ship load of the
article was sent to England, and a
large demand soon sprang up.
The disinfection of letters contain
ing paper money, during the height
of the Russian plague panic was effect
ted on the Prussian border by expo
sing them for six hours in a peculiary
constructed closed vessel, to the fumes
of sulphuric acid. It was not consid
ered necessary to open or puncture
the letters, since it was proved by
-experiment that the vapor of the acid
penetrates the pores of paper however
firmly made. In the labratory of the
Berlin board of health, blue litmus
paper inclosed in four thicknesses of
.paper, and in several envelopes tightly
compressed, was intensely reddened
by being subjected to the fumes of
Connecticut will, if the senate
sbould pass and the governor not
veto the bill, adopt the Moffat reg
ister. Virginia still uses it, Louisi
ana has just abandoned it, Texas
is about to try it, and Alabama,
Florida and North Carolina have
decided against it.
Russia is said to be negotiat
ing with Spain for the cession of
the Ladrone islands, in te north
Pacific. They would afford an ex
cellent base for cruisers to operate
in the Chinese seas, and the Eng
lish press call the attention of their
government to the subject.
Berlin is experimenting with
electric lights for the illumination
of streets and factories. In re
spect to the matter of lighting,
there is more enterprise shown in
Germany than there was with re
gard to street railroads, which were
not introduced there until Iens:
after eveiy one-horse city in the
United States could boast of them.
The beautiful old church of
St. Nicholas, in the Swiss town of
Freiburg, suffered severely during
a recent hurricane. Many of the
pinnacles were broken, and the
famous rosette window was badly
damaged. The statute of St.
Nicholas of the chief portal was
turned three-quarters round by the
hurricane, but, curiously enough,
it was not thrown down or injured.
Angell. the Pullman car dc
faultcr, enjoys his prison quarters
at Joliet. He is bookkeeper in
the business ofiiee, lias a cushioned
arm chair and black walnut desk,
and the windows of his room open
upon a delightful lawn and gar
dens of flowers. But for the fare,
that hardly equals that of the
Palmer house, and his striped
suit, he would hardly feel the
The progress of the excava
tions for the underground drain
age at Lincoln, England, is contin
ually ia'ing bare fresh traces of
the Roman occupation. A portion
x)f a fine mosaic pavement, of a
jruillnche pattern, together with
rich wall frescoes, paving tiles, and
other traces of a sumptuous Roman
residence, have been discovered
just outside the Exchequer gate,
to the west of the cathedral. These
remains are within a short distance
of the hypocaust found beneath
the percentory in 1739, and belong
perhaps to the same mansion.
With the legislature's expen
ses double what they were ten
vears ajo, and increasing at the
rate of 25,000 a year, says a York
state paper, the honest men of both
parties recognize the necessity of
retrenchment. Several committees
had reported where extravagance
might be checked, and bills carry
ing out the siiGTffestions have been
put through the Assembly; but
the senate killed them. To cut
down expenditures is to cut oil'
party patronage; and that is more
than the professional pohticans
will consent tu do.
Passanante, the would-be assas
sin of King Humbert, has won the
admiration of Italy, by the cool
ness and stoical courage he dis
played during his trial just ended.
A bold brigand is always a hero in
A bridge has been thrown across
the Tiber at the point in Rome
known as the "Porto di Ripetta,"
a locality familiar to the artist
world. The bridge is a splendid
modern structure and was inaugu
rated by the King, who, with his
staff, rode across it on the 10th.
"When the Russian female doe
tors who heroically served :is sur
geons in Turkey during the last
Turko-Russian war returned to
their country, they found that the
opposition to the regular medical
practice had disappeared. They
are now officially employed, on
equal footing with other members
of the facult', in many hospitals
and in different provincial districts.
Ketnrii ! Return !
Two Nights Only.
BAR&OIV, IVILSOX. PRIMROSE.
Artists of a National Reputation !
The 3Iost Stylish Display of Amer
ica Popular Amusement.
KXTIRE XK1V PKOGRA3I3IE.
Superior to Anything we Have Be
fore Presented in Astoria.
50 cts and SI OO
No ctm charcc for reserved seats now
read at Caufield's drug store.
Last Opportunity to See This
II. J. CLAW I AM.
SATUUDAY, APKII. 19TH,
At Holden's Auction Rooms, at 2 r. m.
PARKER VS. CHASE.
Crockery, and Glassware. Books,
Feather Pillows, Bed guilts, etc.
After which I will hold my
Of Second-hand, Furniture and a
Varipty of Other Goods.
One Taylor & Farley, 5 octave,
FA3IIL.Y ORG AX.
E. C. HOLDEN, Auctioneer.
To Whom it May Concern.
ITUtOM AND AFTER THIS DATE, I here
? by appoint F. M. Rartholow as my duly
authorized agent for the transaction of my
business in Oregon and "Washington territory.
CLEANING and REPAIRING PROMPTLY
' Benton street, opposite Post-office, Astoria,
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. j
E. S. Larsen,
Jobber and Dealer in
TABLE AND POCKET
Key West Havana
All the Leading Brands of
California and Oregon
Foreign and Domestic
Wines mi Liquors
SgI make Veg
etables one of my
Cannery and jtfess House
men supplied and will profit by
sending orders direct to me.
Having the only complete and
first-class stock of goods in As
toria, and not su -passed by any
north of San Francisco. W e also
have pleasure in saying, that with
our facilities of buing goods, we
CAN" NOT nor VILL NOT be
undersold, taking the quality of
goods into consideration.
5-All goods guaranteed as
represented, and delivered free
gratis, for nothing, to any pur
chaser in the city that will come,
order, and pay for the same.
E. S. LAKSEN,
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
250 Gallons Pure Cider Vinegar,
in 25 Gallon Packages.
For sale by
lThls is the best quality of vinegar that
is made ; it is warranted pure cider vinegar,
put up by an Oregon factor, and persons in
want of a good article, wholesale or retail,
are Invited to call on
E. S. LAKSEN,
Cor, Squemocqhe and Cass streets, Astoria.
SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW.
RECEIVED DIRECT PROM THE EAST PER STEAMER OREGON A
BEAUTIFUL AND VARIED LOT, SOME CONTAINING
NICELY COLORED PANORAMIC VIEWS.
OTHERS ORNAMENTED WITH
CUPIDS, VARIOUS DEVICES Alse: BRIDES ABJD GR00SIS:
GODDESS OF LIBERTY
Antl other large, handsome and newest style cake ornaments,
dies, cakes, and all kinds of runfectionerv
OYSTERS IN EVERY STYLE,
i 1874, SPRING
The best selected stock ever before carried in tins citv.
DRY GOODS, CLOTHIKG, BOOTS AKD SHOES, HATS, GAPS.
CROCKERY, GLASS WARE, CARPETS, BATTINGS,
A FULL LINE IN EACH DEPARTMENT,
We. call especial ntttrntion 10 our extra large invoice of
PRICES WAY IX) WN.
WE SELL ONLY FOR CAHI, NO CREDIT. NO HuVSE SHALL UNDERSELL JIS.
MAIN STKKKT. ---------- ASTORIA. OREGON.
Solo Arc nt Tor the Xetv American Soivingr llaeliine.
Old Stand, Near tlie Walla Walla Restaurant.
IS NOW OPEN AND READY TO SUPPLY FISHERMEN", AND MECHANIC
GENERALLY WITH THE BEST QUALITY OF
CIUOTSXI&C. BOOTS A2SX2 SHOSS,
Gent's Furnishing Goods, Etc.
ifThis is the only place in the cit j of Astoria w here you can buy the Genuine
Carters Gape Am Oil SMis, ami all XMs of finite Boots.
grGoods will he sold at the very lowest market rates, hut for CASH ONLY.
S. DAXKKJER. Proprietor.
Tll. I. 31. SEVERS.
PHYSICIAN ASD SURGEON.
Larskk's Building, - Astoria, Oregon.
onire Hours. From 9 to 12 A. m.,- and
from o to 8 i 3i.
IS. F. DKN'X I SOX. F. .T. TAYLOR
DENNISON & TAYLOR,
ATTORXEYS AT LAW.
Office Up stairs in Parker's building,
corner Chenamus ami Denton streets.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office. Turps new building, Squemoqhe
street, Astoria, Oregon.
Ttt. J. TV. OLIVER,
Offtce. In ShiLster's Daguerrean build
ing. Entrance Second door above that of
the Daily A stomas". Cass street.
Residence on Jefferson street, corner of
Successfully treats all Chronic Diseases.
AND DISEASES OF WOMEN AND
Cancer cured bv a new and painless method. I
Olliee Chenamus street, corner of Mam j
If. .1. 'I51CIEX.
! CURES BILLIOUS AND INTERMITTENT
With from one to three doses of his harm
Also. Private diseases successfully treated.
Ofkick O'P.nen's hotel, Astoria. Oregon.
WATCHMAKER AND JE WELER.
II S REMOVED to
Main street, Parker's building,
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
Boots and Shoes.
All kinds of repairing neatly and
promptly attended to
MAIN ST.. - ASTORIA. OREGON.
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER.
Shop on Cass street, Astoria, Oregon.
ess- Paper hanging and Kalsoniiming a
5""Al'l work guaranteed to give satisfac
tion. GliXS, LOCKS, AXD SEWIXG
KEYS FITTED AND LOCKS REPAIRED,
SAWS FILED, ETC.. BY
F. IV. 1VASS,
Alain street, next door to Geo. Ross'.
Astoria Steam Laundry.
J. T. BORCHERS -Proprietor
No nibbing or scrubbing, and no thrarning
your clothes too pieces. Buttons sewed on
and clothes mended.
dTNeat work at reasonable prices. Give
us a call.
CUPIDS AND AVKEATIIS,
Also : Nice fresh ean-
p Attention !
SEA SON ! 1879.
Notary Public for the State of Oregon.
Kcnl Kslalc Agent and Conwyxx rcr.
Agent for the FIREMEN'S FUNX7 INSUR
ANCE COMPANY of San Fmneisco.
COMMISSION AGEN7 and AUCTIONEER.
Rents and Arrnnnf foIJrcloj!. and rv-
tnrns promptly made.
Regular sales day,
SATURDAYS at 2 P. M.
N. R. Parties having real estate, lurni
tnre or any other goods to dispose of either
at auction or private sale should notify me
soon as convenient before the dtv of sale.
No storage charged on nonds so?( at Auc
tion. L. C. IIOLb.:N.
Comer Main and Chenamus Streets,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM
and other English Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Bleershanm Pipes, etc,
A line stock of
"Watches and .Jewelry. IJIuzzle and
Krceeh. Jjoadin S'ltnt ftnns.
Revolvers, Pistols. lroar lU!le.
fl T. RKII,
Corner of Front and A streets.
PORTLAND --- - OREGON
tf3Latc butcher in the Central Market.
Astoria Liquor Store,
AUG. DANIELSON. Proprietor.
Water st. Roadway, - Astoiiia. Okixjo.
Importer and dealer in
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC CIGaRS.
Sole agent for the celebrated
EKMAN1A BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
CUKNAMUS StRKET. ASTOUIA.
The- public ore invited to cmii and tear
their orders. Splendid Lnger 5 cents a glaj.
Frco Lunch every nichr.
VM. BUCK. & Co.. Proprietors.
t ATHS, BATHS,
Hot, Cold, Shower,
Steam and SULPHUR Bath
Occident Hotel Shaving Saloon.
NlEIERAUEr. ifc Uhlenhart,
jSTSpecial attention given to ladies' ami
children's hair cutting.
Trivate Entrance for Ladies.