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FRIDAY ?EK. II. 1P81
w.c. iri:lim niiiior.
What is to Come.
Tlie press of the country seems
bunt upon curtain parts of astrono
mical destruction this year. The
Bulletin of the 31st, for instnnci,
thus calls attention to what is to
"Kain Storms and Flomis in Oregon.
Owin- to the eoiraphicnl posi
tion of Astoria, at the mouth of
the rreat main artery which
empties into tin; mighty deep it
self, all that it receives from the
numerous Ieser rivers and streams
-which drain millions of acres of
. 1 ....11.,.. lo.wli. ? lllA
mountain aim nu- ii"-. "
north, east and south of us, we are
peculiarly exempt from, and can
form but a faint idea of, the ming
led gloom, terror ami sublimity of
the impetous current and wild
eddies of yellow and stormy floods
which roar along the interior river
channels, pile them full to the
very brink and often with cruel
and relentless force break through
every barrier, submerging alike
the cultivated lands of the rich far
mer and the poor settler, for na
ture is sno respecter of persons.'
So far this has been a very re
markable season of heavy rains
and consequent high water, such
as has not been kimwn for many
years, and may not be seen again
bv the present generation. And
though our latest advices from the
upper country are to the effect
that the water is slowly receding,
-ire are by no means sure that it
lias reached its limit.
The accumulations of snow in
the mountain ravines must have
Taeen enormous, the warm rains
have not yet commenced in the
higher altitudes where snow falls
till late spring time. With the
melting of the snow every stream
and rivulet tributary to the Co
lumbia river will likely be brought
to the condition of a raging tor
rent and possibly it will then rise
hisrher than it has done for 3'ears.
It is impossible to estimate the
loss which the storm and flood has
already inflicted upon the agricul
tural and other interests of the
state. Overflowed grain fields,
ruined orchards, and drowned cat
tle, sheep and hogs, are a kind of
losses rather difficult to figure up
on until the waters subside. Nor
' -is the injury already done by the
storms confined to agricultural
losses. Railroads have suffered
extensively. Sections of the track
have been swept away or over
whelmed by land slides. Bridges
and culverts in many places are
. gone. Telegraph wires are pros
trated and tangled up ail over the
country in inextricable confusion.
But it is to the toilers, the tillers
of the soil, our sympathies should
be extended. Their individual
losses ma not be more than a few
hundred thousand dollars, but it
will mean the all of many an
iionest and industrious citizen.
ng to its brilliancy and cling of this particular phenomenon
ationship to the planets! are various visionary predictions
Milk as Food.
"Unadulterated, undiluted, un
skimmed, and properly treated
milk, taken from a healthy cow in
a good condition, and produced by
the consumption of healthy and
nutritious grasses and other kinds
of food, contains within iself, in
proper proportions, all the ele
ments necessary to sustain huruau
life through a considerable period
of time. Scarcely auy other single
article of food will do this. When
we eat bread and drink milk we
eat bread, butter and cheese and
drink water all of them in the
best combination and condition to
nourish the human system. All
things considered, good milk is the
. cheapest kind of food we have, for
three pints of it, weighing .jjf
pounds and costing 9 cents, con
tain as much nutriment as one
pound of beef, which -costs IS
cents. There is no loss in cooking
-milk, as there is in beef, and there
is no bone in it that cannot be
eaten; it is simple, palatable, nutri
tious, healthful, cheap and always
ready for use, with or without
A Norriston youth who was try
ing to master a bicycle, when ask
d his age, said he had . eon fifteen
.summers and about one hundred
iiind fifteen falls.
The present year is a remarkable
one in an astronomical sense. It
is full of extraordinary astronomi
cal phenomena, the appearance of
which has been long anticipated
and the subject of varied predic
tions. The planetary relations thi
year are interesting and important,
as they will set attest many theo
ries concernimr the influence of
the various members of the solar
svstem on one another. The plan
etary phenomena consist of unus
ual conjunctions during that period
when these heavenly bodies are in
perihelion namely, at that point
in their orbits nearest the sun.
Some astronomers hold that the
planetary phenomena of the pres
ent year have not occurred oeiore
in the world's histcry since the
Mosaic creation. Some of the
planets have already passed the
point nearest the sun; others have
yet to reach it. For instance, the
giant planet Jupiter was in peri
helion on the 25th of last Septem
ber. The ringed planet Saturn
was in perihelion a month earlier,
namely, on the 20th of last August.
The Earth was in perihelion on
New Year's day. Mars will be in
perihelion on the 2Uth of May next.
Venus, which is at present such a
Junker and Saturn and the silvery
crescent of the young moon, will
be in perihelion on the 6th of
March, and then again on the lGth
of October. The little planet Mer
cury, which completes his revolu
tion around the Sun every eighty
eight days, will be in perihelion
four times during the year, nameh,
February 21st, May 20th, August
ICth and November 12th. Mars
is in perihelion on the 26th of May.
The two ouside planets, Uranus
and Neptune, will not be in peri
helion until next vear, that of
Uranus occurring March 25, 1SS2,
and Neptune, October 2o, 1SS2.
The presence of theintra-mercurial
planet Vulcan, which was about a
vear or two ago repotted discovered
is yet so uncertain that its orbit
has not been determined, ami
if it exists, its periods of perihelion
cannot be determined. But the
most remarkable features of the
planetary phenomena are the fre
quency and multiplicity of con
junctions; that is, when they are
in the same part of the. heavens
in the same longitude or right as
cension. And" what causes some
timid people considerable alarm
is the fact that the greater number
of the planets will at one time
this year be in superior conjunc
tion, that is, on the side of the sun
most distant from the earth, and
that at a period when they will
be in perihelion or nearly so.
There is not a month in the year
but what two or more of the plan
ets are in conjunction. But the
most noteworthv of these plane
tary relations will occur in the
months of July, August and No
vember. On or about the. J ah or
19th of July, most of the planets
will be in the -zodiacal sign of
Taurus and almost in conjunction,
with the Earth in the sign Aquari
us. The planet Uranus will be
the only one excepting the earth
which will not at that period be in
Strange phenomena are predict
ed in some quarters from this un
usual relationship, as the attraction
of all the planets' excepting Ura
nus, will be on one side of the
solar orb while that of the Earth
will be on the other. On the
11th of August, Neptune, Jupiter
and Mercury will be in conjunc
tion, and Venus and Mars will
also be in the same condition.
On the 7th of September, there
will be another double conjunction,
namely, that of Neptune and Jupi
ter, and Saturn and Mars. But in
the early part of November all of
the planets will be on one side of
the Sun. Neptune, Saturn, Jupi
ter, Mars, Earth and Mercury will
be emerging from the sign Taurus
and entering Gaminii. Venus and
Uranus will be at the same time
in Virgo. On the ',i of tlat
month the planets Mercury, Earth
and Neptune will be in inferior
conjunction, and the planets
Venus and Uranus in longitudinal
Another astronomical phenome
non of the present year has a di
rect relationship with the great
Pyramid of Egypt, which, what
ever other significance belongs to
it, is pretty generally conceded to
have been erected for astronomical
observation. There are' some
pyramidal enthusiasts who go
much further than this, and attri
bute an inspirational origin and
prophetic meaning to all the lines,
measurements and configurations
of that remarkable structure.
Some notable. Egyptologists and
astronomers figure in the list of ad
herents to such a belief. Amonir
the latter is Fia.i Smyth. Astron
omer loval for Scotland, whose
works on Our Inheritance in the
Great Pyramid is familiar to most
readers of Astronomy. But one
of the most notable astronomical
events which the Great Pyramid
commemorates and which will this
year be repeated will be the ap
pi'amnee of the star a Uraconis in
a line with the Great Gallon- or
entrance nnsire of the ancient
structure. Such an advent has
not transpired since the completion
of the Great Pyramid which is
computed to "nave occurred in 2.
170. B- '. When that particular
star reaches the position mention
ed, it is further maintained that
the celestial did will have com
pleted a cycle of over 25,000 years,
or, in other words, the heavenly
bodies will have resumed the posi
tion they were in at that remote
Wholesale and Retail Dealer
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THE DAILY AND WEEKLY
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OR EG OX.
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in which 1 ia.zi rsmyin anu outers
indulge, such as important physi
cal terrestrial changes, unusual
atmospherical phenomena, and
new phrases in religious oeliefs.
Possibly the words of the Roman
Governor Kcstus to the Apostle
Paul, namely, "that much learning
doth make thee mad, may be
applicable to them. But this fact
is certain, neither the present nor
many generations to come will
witness a many wonderful as
tronomical phenomena ars are
crowded into the present year.
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i Hle-. It inchc diameter. 4'ito.Vi feet.
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lwe to be iit iefH tin ap niiis. lib, to
In rafted ami iMh cred in tin o)hmMm river,
where a MeaiM'.! can reneh them.
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LU15KICAT1NG OILS, COAL OIL,
PAINTS AND OILS.
Sheet, Round, and Square Prepared
PROVISIONS, MILL FEED,
GARDEN SEED, GRASS SEED.
Which will be exchanged for country pro
duce or. old at Iimot prices.
Corner Chenaiutis ami Hamilton Streets
15LOCK TIN, PIG LEAD,
GUM BOOTS, RICE. ETC., ETC.,
IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT.
ASTOKIA. - - ORE0.
SELLING HER ENTIRE STOCK
& Dr. Warner's Health
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IRISH FLAX THREADS
Salmon Net Twine.
Cotton Seine Twine,
Cork and Lead Lines,
Cotton Netting, alt sizes.
Seines Made to Order,
Flax and Cotton Twine,
Fishing Tackle, etc.
511 3Iai"ket Street. an Frnnrlt-ro!
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Chas. Stevens & Son,
CITY HOOK STOIIK.
In room latel mi-iipied hy
Larpt ai Best Assortment
Of noveltle. in the stationary line iiMialU
found in a fipt-clu.v booh iore,con.M-.thig of
lllll.l) PEN COOS. AUUI.MS.
All of which will be Mild at price, which
1. S. The latest Eastern and California
lcriodiCHN constantly on hitml.
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Comer Main and Chenamus Street",
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOUI
and other EnclL-'h Cntlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Pleershaum Pipes, etc,
A ''lie s',xk f
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THE EVERY DAY WANTS OF THE COUNTING ROOM A1ND THE
WORK SHOP ARE SUPPLIED AT PRICES WHICH CAN
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THEXCIURII & UPSHUR K R HAWES,
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PAJSTS. OILS, ETC.
i MEDALLION RANGE,
JHIGH closets, low closets,
! PLAIN CLOSETS,
IRON PIPES AND F1TTIKGS OF
Brass Goods, Hose, Etc.,
BATH TUBS, Bte.
Imperial Mills Flour arid Feed.
Chenamus Street, Wear OIney,
TARMSUBS AND JAPANS
ale tin hand :uul to arrive ilireet from
English Lustre Black Varnish,
Turpentine Asphel'tum Varnish,
J&-ALL WORK WARRANTED-6
TWO DOORS EAST OF OCCIDENT.
ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON. .
The Only 3Iachine Shop
Anil the heat
1 In the citv.
All khiiN of
7 m JWVU
Benzine Aspheltmn Varnish, 'BTEAMB" W0EK
l'ruin(vtl) attemletl to.
No. 1 Turpentine, in Barrels, a meuiait iikuu-r rePainn
Brown Japan, in Barrels. 'CANNEKY DIES,
No. 1 Coach, in Barrels,
White Damar. in Barrels. .
Coach Varnishes, in Cases.
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Al0 A PINE
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' x " J!L5k
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JL by the hundred, ur by the box, pricted or
plain, to suit customer?, at
The Astoeut? oEc.
Silicic Aluininate Paint,
FOR IRON .VNI WOOD WORK.
JAMES LAIDLAW & CO.,
HI ft Front Street. lurtlaml.
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Wholesale and retail dealer In.
JII KI2TJS OF FEED,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc
General storage and Wharfage ou reason
able terms, lout of Benton street. Astoria,
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