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About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (April 28, 1881)
Astoria, Oregon. Thursday Morning, April 28, 1881.
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The Moon and the "Weather.
Speculations about the weather
are not wholly useless if we are
to accept the testimony of Pro
fessor .1. Hyatt, who has been en
gaged for a long time in studying
the relations between the phrases
of the moon and the rainfall at
certain stations. It has long been
known that when the moon is full
the sky is most likely to be clear
this is not only the testimony of
sailors and farmers, but also of
eminent astronomers and scientific
men. Tt appears that the rays of
the full moon have the power to
dispel clouds, and it therefore
seems not unreasonable to suppose
that the moon exerts an appreci
able influence upon the weather.
Professor Jlyatts observations have
led him to divide the lunar month,
' of about twent' and a half days,
into eight periods, or octants, of
three and two-thirds days each,
and he has found that even' lun
ation is apt to acquire its character
as regards rainfall within the first
octant, or within three and two
thirds days from the time of the
new moon. It also appears that
the same kind of weather, as ic
gards temperature, cloudiness or
rain, is apt to occur on or about
the same day of the week, or, more
accurately, at the same stage in
the lunar quarters. A number of
instances are given, extending over
a considerable period of time,
which seems to bear out the truth of
these conclusioss with remarkable
accuracy and it would seem that if
7-10 of an inch or more of rain
falls within three and two-thirds
da3'S of the new moon, the entire
lunation' is very likely to be a wet
one; but if very little ram falls
during that time, the remaining
seven-eighths of the lunation will
probably be dry. These observa
tions verify the old saying that the
first three days rule the mouth. As
a result of observation conducted
at two localities, extending over a
period of three years, the rule has
beeif found to hold good in at least
eleven cases out of twelve, and
the' would doubtless hold good
for all places in the hilly country
between the Appalachians and the
Atlantic, not too near either the
sea or the mountains. Such con
clusions are only reliable for places
similarly situated, since peculiari
ties of location, elevation, the pre
vailing direction of the wind, etc.,
necessarily affect the result, and
these characteristics must be
M studied for each place. The dis-
tribution of rainfall is very ir
regular throughout the year; two
or three drv, or two or three wet
lunations are apt to be grouped
The Alphabet of Wisdom.
Attend carefullv to the details of
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide posi
tively. Dare, to do right.
Endure trials pa ti an try.
Fear to do wrong.
Go not into the society of the
Hold integrity sacred.
Injure not anothers icputation
Join hands with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few intimate acquaint
ances. Never try to appear what you
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the vcracitv of a
Respect the counsel of your
Sacrifice money rather than prin
ciple. Touch, taste, handle not intoxi
Use leisure time for improve
ment. Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right
& success will attend 3011.
P. J. Goodman, on Ghoxmmus
street, has just received the latest and
most fashionable style of gentsand
ladies boots, shoes, etc.
Whitman County and Criminals.
In the matter of crime and deal
ing with criminals, Whitman coun
ty has set an example worthy of
imitation by tbe other counties of
the territory. Comparatively few
crimes have been committed in its
boundaries, but in nearly every
instance the offenders have been
(olio wed up promptly and suffered
the penally of their crime. The
disposition of our citizens is to
abide by the law, ami lliey have
slmwn a determination to vindicate
"usticc whenever outraged. We
believe we are correct in the asser
tion that but two murders have
been committed in this county
since its organization. The first,
Mrs. Shanks, near Big lake, and
the second, Alonzo Babb, at Ains
worth. When the news of the
Big lake tragedy rcacled our citi
zens they immediately took steps
to ferret out the criminal ami bring
him to justice. Money was sub
scribed in the shape of rewards,
and nearly every person in the
country took an interest in the
matter, and the result was that in
less than three montlis after the
deed was committed, the murderer
was traced tlicusands of miles, ar
rested, brought back, and in due
time was tried and hanged, and his
reported accomplice now lies in
jail, awaiting 1km trial in June
next. In the Ainswoith matter,
juatice followed close on the heels
of crime. There was no need of
a trial. A desperado slipped up
behind an innocent and unsuspec
ting man, and in the presence of a
half-dozen witnesses, stabbed him
to death. Tiie proof was positive.
the murderer admitted the crime,
and in less than twentv-four houts
he had paid the penalty and justice
reigned supreme. Whitman coun
ty has started in with a clean
record and her inhabitants are de
termined to keep it so. She will
not harbor or tolerate criminals,
and the example of tin past will
result to her Javor ill years to
Launching a Ship.
Not one-half of the people who
witness the launching of a vessel
can tell how it is done. They
hear a great sound of pounding
and driving of wedges for half an
hour or so, then a loud shout is
raised, and the ship stalls slowly
at first, but gradually increasing
her speed, slides with a steady,
stately motion from off the pile of
timber and blocks wliere she has
been standing for months; and
where but a moment before the
huge creature lowered aloft noth
ing remains but a debris of timber
and planks, while out on the water
floats one of the moat graceful
works of man. When the ship is
about ready to launch her immense
weight rests principally upon
blocks some eight or ten inches
square on the ends, and perhaps
some fifteen or eighteen inches in
length. These blocks arc placed
directly under the keel, and in
order to launch the rt-ssel it is
necessary to transfer the weight of
the vessel to the ways two long
lines of heavy timber reaching
about two-thirds the length of Ihc
vessel on cither side, and about
midway the bilge or bottom
These ways are simply two lengths
of timber with a thick layer of
grease between them, so that as
soon as the ship acquires at:' mo
mentum they will slip one along
the other. To transfer the weight
of the vessel on these ways, so
that gravity the stern or the
heaviest part of the vessel being
much lower than the bow will
cause her to move is the whole
secret of launching. To do this,
between the top of the "ways and
the vessel are driven pine wedges,
which of course, raise her some
what, and relieve the blocks under
the keel of part of the weight rest
ing on them. This done, work
men take their places under the
vessel and with iron wedges cut
and knock away the blocks. When
these are removed, the entire
weight of the vessel settles at once
upon the greased ways, and the
result is exactly the same as would
be if a person should seat himself
upon a sled pointing down hill
upon an icy slope away she goes!
There seems to be a strange
sort of fascination for most people
in the launching of a large vessel,
ami in our shipbuilding ports it is
not uncommon for a thousand per
sons to be present lo enjoy the
In something written we have an
indistinct recollection of linvin made
referonce to a general disposition
among boys in their teens, as well as
bays of mnturer years, to enlighten
and bless the world with their pro
found knowledge of the horse and his
history. Our books and newspapers
are full of this kind of literature, and
it varies in style from the production
of the child at school, cotmnoncing
with: The horse has four logs and a
tail; up to the eloquent tribute of the
scholar when he quotes from Jeb: That
his neck is clothed with thunder and
the glory of his nostrils is torriblc.
He snielleth the bnttle afar off, the
thunder of the captains and the
shouting. Bctwcon thoso two ex
tremes of the child at his first school
composition, and the professional
literature, we have ever' grade of pre
tention, and each professing to have
mastered the whole subject. As we
approach the close of this nineteenth
century, we begin to look for some
thing hotter in this department of
knowledge from those who assume to
instruct." And it is to be found in
Kendalls Treatise on the horse, sent
by mail to any person for twenty-live
cents, postage paid. Apply to The
Astokiax ollicc, or address D. C. Iro
laml, Astoria, Oregon.
The Count Cinchon was the bnnnish
Viceroy in Peru in HWii. The Countos.
his wife, was prostrated by an intermit
tent fever, from which she was freed by
the tiNcofthe native remedy, the Peru
vian bark. or. as it uas called in the
language of the country, 'Quinquina.'
Grateful for her recovery, on her return
to Europe in 1IW2, she introduced the
remedy in Spain, where it was known
under various names, until Liuiuuiis
railed it Cinchona, in honor of Hie lady
who had brought them that which was
more nrecioiis than the "old of the Incas.
To this day. after a lapse of two hun
dred and fifty years, science has civoii
ns nothing to take its place. It effectu
ally cures a morbid appetite for stimu
lants, by restoring the natural tone of
the .stomach. It attacks excessive love
of liquor as it does a fever, and destroys
Iwth alike. The powerful tonic virtue
of the Cinchona is preserved in the
Peruvian Hitters, which are as effective
against malarial fever to-day as thev
were in the das of the old Spanish
Vieerovs. We guarantee the ingredi
ents of these bitters to be absolutely
pure, and or the 1r known quality.
A trial will satisfy you that this is the
best bitter in the world. "The proof of
the pudding is in the ratirnr. and we
willingly abide this luM. For sale by
all drmrgist.-, grocers ami liquor dealers.
Ord r il.
A cough, eold or sore throat should be
stopped. Neglect frequently results in
an incurable lung disease or consump
tion. Brown's lirouchial troches do not
disorder the stomach like rough syrups
and balsams, but act directly on the iu
llauied parts, aliasing irritation, give
relief in asthma, bronchitis, roughs,
catarrh, and the throat troubles which
singers and public speakers are subject
to. For thirty years I5rowus bronchial
troches have been recommended by
physicians, anil ahvavs give perfect
satisfaction. Having "Wen tested by
wide and constant use for nearly an en
tire generation, tiiey have attained well
iticritcd rank among the few staple
remedies of the age. Sold at i"i cents a
X'reiuatnrc Loss or Unit
Nowadays may be entirely prevented
by the use of iJitrnett's Cocoaine. It
has been used in thousands of cases
where the hair was coming out in hand
fuls, and has never failed to arrest its
decay: it promotes a healthy and vigor
ous growth, and it is at the' same time
unrivalled as a soft and glossy dressing
for the hair.
IJurnctt's flavoring extracts are the
lust, strongest and most Itcallhful. Sold
Have Wistar's lmlsam of wild cherrv
always, at hand. It cures eoitghs, colds,
bronchitis, whooping eouh. croup, in
HucnzM. consumption, and all throat and
htiii; complaint. .10 cent andl a bot
tle. If you want a good hot cup of
tea, coffee, or chocolate aftor your
nights fishing call at the Fair Wind
chop house where you will ct it, and
don't you forget it.
-DixGdd. Maine. October 20th,
1880. Dr. D. J. Kondall & Co.,
Gents: Please find inclosed 23 cents
for revised edition of your horse book.
1 have tried your Kendall's Spavin
Cure and it lms done all 3011 claim for
it ISy using one-half a bottlo it en
tirely cured the lamenoss and removed
the bunch. Yours truly, Frank
Since the Chinese started to brew
"cheup San Francisco beer" there is
little or no demand for that article
any more. Call for the Columbia
brewer' beer, if you want something
P. Wilhelm, Boss saloon, opposite
the Clarendon hotel, Portland, Oregon.
A Hig Lot of Beer arrived by
steamship Columbia yesterday, at'Max
Wagner's. Call around and see him,
John Rogers has just received at
the Central market a large invoice of
coal oil, assorteds brand, and for sale
at reduced rates. He also keeps a
general assortment of groceries, liq
uors, tobacco, cigars, fruits and vege
tables of best quality, which he oilers
a small profit for cash.
When you want a dish of nice
Eastern Oysters done up a la mode, or
a good steak, or a fragrant cup of
coffee, call at Frank Fabres on the
roadway, and lie will accommodate
you. Upen at all Hours.
KJ-A good advertiser particularly
puts his show-windows into the news-
SMost people ''take a look at the
advertisements. If they read tlwso of
other people, why will they not see
Is costs less to print advertise
ments than to Mnd out ilcsmcn. A
giuxl adwrtiiemenl is "jjvn ami read by
more jHHiple in one day. than urnM. sales
men call on in a year.
SEO-An advertisement tells its own
story. It makes no mistakes, as a solici
tor miehl do, and states exactly w hat
the merchant wants to say. neither more
nor less. Advertisements are honest
and faithful sen-ants.
5rDo hogs ynyl" ask3 an ajrcul
tural correspondent. We know of mic
tnat don't. They MiWrilx for a paier.
jvad it for a few wars for nothing, and
then send it back to the publisher w ith
the P. M.s inscription. "rvfed. Such
Ihhis as that pay nothing to auylwxly.it
lliey ran help it.
r-fir"C"oods speak for themselves,"
)ut it i only after they are loui:ht that
tiiey can doVo. An object in advertis
ing is to induce people to buy them ami
tet them. If goods speak for them
selves, a gxd a-herli-euient may also
hpeak for the good-.
.re-.Soine mull am see things only
rctioMHJctively. Instead of looking for
ward to what they might do they only
look hack to what they might have done.
They learn from experience, after il has
become a little late in the day. Such
men are the non-advertisers. Book
r.imiers"" were once despised by the solf
called pra ticai fanners, but when the
latter saw the former's crops, they
changed their minds.
W "1 am ttomg a good enough
business without advertising. Xo doubt
you are doing well enough for your pres
ent needs, hut do you forget the panics,
the exciting elections, the times of war
or pestilence, or any of those many
causes which create dull terms of busi
ness ? The.se must be calculated for and
discounted if you would bridge them
over. One must make more than he
needs, to make a fortune, and advertis
ing is a powerful auxiliary in money
ZrSo man should deprive his wife
and family of a good local paper.
They do not get out from home to learn
the news as does the husband and father,
and She paper serves to relieve the other
wise lonely house of his absence. It Is
the worst osSible enconomy to deprive
the family or a pleasure so'easilv and
cheaply procured. And yet there are
those who say that they are too poor to
take a paper: but they are not to poor to
spend t went j times the price of a paper
every day for whisky and tobacco.
mo;:k truth than poetry.
Printing in black,
Printing in white.
Printing in colors.
Of sombre or bright.
Printing for merchants,
And land-agents, too ; -Printing
"Who've printing lo do ;
Printing for bankers,
Printing for druggists,
For dealers in wares.
Printing for drapers
For grocers, for all,
ho will send in their joha
Or give us a call.
Printing of pamphlets,
Or bigger looks, too ;
In fact there are few things
lint what we can do.
Printing of labels,
All colors we use, sirs,
Especially fit for
Our salmon producers.
Printing by hand,
Printing by steam,
Printing from type,
Or from blocks by the ream
Printing of placards,
Printing of bills,
Printing of ear-notes
For stores or for mills ;
Pripting of forms -- .
All sorts you can get
Or houses to let.
Printing done quickly,
Hold, stylish or neat.
At the Astokiax Office,
On Cass and Fourth street.
ASTORIAN 11UILDI.N0. CASS STREET
THE TOELY ASTOfilAM
BEST PAPER FOR OREGON
PRINTED IN OREGON.
(tl.L AND CCT A COPY of this week's
v ive to send to mjic friend.
ISM-'Kn KVKRV FKIIIAV JIOltXIN'O.
UiTlCK IN TIIK ASTOKIAX UUILDIXG,
i. IIIKI.AXI) -
rKKM.N or sunscmiTiON.
m . k 1 by Carrier per month ,.
Om Ciy. fourinoiitlL
run Copy, twelve mouths
2jrArivcrtieiiicnts inserted by the year
il the rate uf $1 zo per square per month.
ror loss time than one year, $2 50 per square
for the first insertion, and St 00 per square
tor e.iclisuueinent insertion will be cliargcd.
GER3IANIA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
OKFJf AV.U3 StRKCT. ASTOKlA.
Thcllest of Lager Z Cts. a Glass
Orders for the
.-'iS'"rr. CUZSXZ?? ZVr"7
Ieft at this place will be promptly attend
SXo cheap San Francisco Beer sold at
WM. BOCK, Proprietor.
! THE NEWS! I
WELCOME TO ALL ! "
THE FISHING SEASON HAS OPENED AND SO HAS THE POPULAR
I CLOTHING STOKE I
: Opened the largest and best
? selected stock of
o x w
Sents Furnisliing Goods,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
TRUNKS AND VALISES, HATS AND CAPS,
-AND THE BEST-
KUBBER BOOTS, ETC.,
WHICH WILI.T.E SOLD AT SAN FRAN CLS CO WHOLESALE PRICES.
REMEMBER THIS IS NO HUMBUG.
fl'AVIN'O MADE ARRANGEMENTS
CISCO FOR THE PURCHASE OF ALL MY GOODS, MY
FACILITIES FOR BUYING ARE SUCH
AS TO ENABLE ME TO
Undersell all Others. I Defy Competition.
GREAT SURPRISE AT THE
San Francisco Store!
HERE ARE PRICE OF GOODS THAT WILL SURPRISE ALL.
MENS AND BOYS
CASIMERE SUITi FROM. $ 8 00 TO 13 00
EXTRA BEST SUITS 12 00 "20 00
FINE BLACK SUITS .18 00 - 25 00
DIAGONAL SUITS 13 00 "22 00
CASIMEHE PANTS 2 30 " 4 00
EXTRA BEST PANTS " .4 00 ' 3 30
BOYS SUITS. ALL SORTS, FROM 6 00 " 12 00
FURNISHING GOODS. -
OVERALLS FROM GO CTS. TO SI 00
JUMPERS " 60 " "1 00
ALL WOOL SOCKS 20 " ' 23
CHECKER SOCKS. SIX PAIR FOR 1 00
COTTON SOCKS, THREE PAIR FOR : 25
WHITE SHIRTS FROM 00 " 173
COLORED 73 " " 1 50
CASIMERE" SI 50 - 3 00
FLANNEL - - 1 00 u 1 75
BLUE NAVY - 2 00 u " 2 50
FLANNEL UNDERSHIRTS AND DRAWERS FROM 1 23 ' 2 25
COTTON FLANNEL SHIRTS AND DRAWERS 60
MARINO SniRTS AND DRAWERS 30 -
LONG OIL COATS FROM S3 50 TO 4 50
OIL JUMPERS 2 75 " 3 00
SOOTS AND SHOES.
MENS CALF BOOTS FROM- .. S3 CO TO 4 50
MENS KIP BOOTS - 2 75 " 4 00
ELASTIC GAITERS - 175 2 50
BUCKLE SHOES - .2 23 3
3IENS SLIPPERS 50 ' 100
BOYS BOOTS ' 125 " 175
I HAVE THIS SPRING STRAINED EVERY NERVE AND USED MY
ENTIRE ENERGY' AND BEST JUDGMENT IN PLACING IN OUR AS
TORIittiHOUSE THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE ASSORTMENT
OF THE ABOVE LINE OF GOODS.
CALL AND INSPECT FOR YOURSELF. YOU ARE WELCOME.
I WILL GLADLY' SHOW MY GOODS, NO MATTER WHETHER YOU
BUY OR NOT. NEW GOODS BY' EVERY STEA3LER.
San Francisco Store. Squemocque street,
Walla-walla Restaurant, Astona Oregon.
n i it m
IN NEW YORK AND SAN FRAN
uext door to Pase & Allen's store, north, of I
f Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA. OREGOIt
ri XV. FVLTOX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ASTORLI - OREGON
Office over Page & Allen's store, Cass street
TL1 C. HOLDEX.l
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN-
A VAN DUSEN.
Chenamus Street, near Occident Hotel,
Agent Wells, Fargo & Co.
"C- P. HICKS.
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, comr
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
T)K. 31. I. JEXXIXiSS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Graduate University or Virginia, i68
Physician to Bay View hospital, Baltimore
Okfick In Tase &
JAY TIJTTLE, 3i. 1.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Officf. Over the "White House Store.
Residrxce Next door to Mrs. Munson-
boarding house, Chenainus street, Astoru
T C. OKCIIAItl).
"T A. aielXTOSII.
Occident Hotel lUtiUluig,
ASTORIA - - - OREGON
BAIK fc CO..
Doovn. WlndowM, ItUndH, Tran
HoniM, JLmubtr. Etc
All khuLs of Oak Lumber, Glass, Boat Ma
Steam Mill near Weston hotel. Cor. Gei
evlve and Astor streets.
J G. FAIRFOWL & SON,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS fcfjj
Portland and Astoria, Oregon.
Kefor by pormlsion to Rosors. Meyers .It Co,
Allen & Lewis. Cor bittJtMacleay,
Occident Hotel Hair Dressing Saloon
ASTORIA - OREGON.
Hot, Cold, Shower,
Steam and Sulphur
tS"-SpecIal attention given to ladles' and
children's hair cutting.
Private Entrance for Ladles.
BOOT AII SIIOl?
Chexamus Stukkt. opposite Adler's Book
Siore, - ASTOKIA, URKQON'.
2&" Perfect fits gvuranteed. All work
warranted, (live me a trial. iJJ order;
w. r. s Vaiie,
J. A. BHOWI
BROWX & MoCAIXK,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS.
Astoria ofllce At E. C Holden's Auction
store. Portland olKceitf u street. 13-tf
T. F. CULLEN and C E. SARNES
VIOLIN, PIANO, GUITAR, COR
NET AND BANJO,
Would like a few pupils on either of the
Terms Eight lessons for five dollars.
ESOrders left at Stevens & Sons book
store will be promptly attended to-
AT MUSIC HALL,
IVAITJS, DIILl, FEED 3I HAY
Cash paid for country produce. Small
profits on casti sales. Astoria, Oregon, cor
ner of Main and Squemocqhn streets.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTER ANU WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA --- OREGON.
Wm. Houseman of Portland
BEGS LEAVE TO NOTIFY HIS friends
and customers that he has opened
A FISHERMAN'S CLOTHING
AND FURNISHING GOODS STORE
Next to G. YV. Hume's grocery store.
F. HOUSEMAN, Agent
THE DEW DROP INN !
Oh, flshenuen. all hear the good news !
A fine saloon is started with best of
Liquors, Wines and Beer,
AND FINE FREE LUNCH UNGUARDED.
The Grandest Caviar and Cheese.
IN SANDWICH THICK AND THIN
And will you spend a pleasant hour, drop In
at the DEW DROP INN on Concomly street.
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