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SATURDAY DECEMBER 2, lSb2
J. F. IIALtOE.l.V.
Tiic Transit of Vrr.ns.
Between this little planet, and
the sun, is another 'called Venus,
which at regular intervals passes
between us and that luminary, ap
pearing at the time like a little
black ball in its passage across the
sun's disc. On next Wednesday,
the Gth inst., the eyes of the scien
tific world will be turned toward
that spot, for on that day will oc
cur for the last lime till June 8th,
2Q0A, that interesting phenome
non. Of all the hundreds of millions of
people now alive it is safe to say
that not more than a score of peo
ple will be alive when the next
transit takes pljfce. And though
there arc other and perhaps more
accurate modes of measuring the
distance of this planet of ours from
the sun, it is of impoitance that
the plans for taking observations
this last time that the opportunity
will be presented should be as
complete as money and science
can make them.
Jn the sundry civil appropria-ticn-bill,
passed at the late session
of congress, '.here is an item of
nearly $100,000 toward defraying
the -expenses of scientific expedi
tions that will be sent out to sev
eral stations to observe the transit.
The purpose of these observations is
to ascertain as near as possible the
distance of the sun from the arIi,
and every civilized nation in the
world will have its expeditions in
different parts of the eaith for a
The great importance of the
coming transit, in the estimate of
men of science, may be seen in
the preparations made for its ob
servation. Forty expeditions to
witness it have been projected, at
a cost of several millions of dol
lars. The object of this great expen
diture of time, labor, money and
brains, is the Hope that the ob-
servers" mav 'determine,' with an
accuracy never before attained,
;,the earth's distance from the sun.
A transit of Venus is not a glo
rious phenomenon like a total solar
eclipse. Ikisiruply the passage
of a. black ball over the sun's
bright face. But it is visible all
over the western woild, and no hu
man eye that now looks upward to
the sky will ever again behold its
Up to a comparatively iecent
period it was universally thought
that the sun was 03,000,000 miles
from the earth. The last transit
apparently demonstrated the fact
that it was but 91,500,000. It is
thought that from the extensive
preparations making by every civ
ilized nation, that this transit will
exactly determine our distance
from the source of life.
The approaching transit will be
visible from beginning to end in
the southern half of North Amer
ica, all of Mexico and Central
America, the West Indies and all
of South America and southward
to the South Pole in both hemi
spheres. The benrinninjj will be
risible all over Africa, nearly all
over Europe, on the Island of
Madagascar, and the Atlantic
ocean from Newfoundland east to
Europe. The ending will be seen
from the Aleutian to all "the South
Sea islands, including New, Zea-1
land, Tasmania and the western
half of Australia.
It has been known to astrono
mers for many centuries that every
cycle of two hundred and forty
three 3ears the planet Venus passes
four times across the disc of the
sun. "This cycle," says Professor
Newcomb in his treatise on Popu
lar Astronomy, "is made up of four
intervals, the length of which are
in regular order, 105A- years, 8
years, 12H- ye-ars, and S years;
these intervals repeating them
selves through all time." The
dates of their occurrence for eight
centuries are given as follews:
1882.... December c
1518 . June 2
152G June l
1G31 December 7
2004 . Juno 8
2012 June 6
1C33 December 4
17C1 June 5
17C9 June 3
1874 .. December 0
2117. .December 11
21 23 December 8
2247 June 11
2253 June 9
As it occurs in Astoria at i:d0
v. St., we, of this locality will not
be able to see it.
Thuee railway collisions on
Thanksgiving day; one at New
Watcrford, Ohio, another nt Union
Point, Georgia, and the third near
Castle Shannon, Pa.; one man
dlkd Mid MTral injured.
A "Washington- dispatch says:
The chief of the bureau of statis
tics, giving clergymen some facts
for Thanksgiving sermons, writes!
that the corn crop this year is esti-'
mated at 1,GSO0003000 bushels,
against 1,1?4,91G,000 bushels in
18S1. The latest estimate of the
wheat crop of the season of 1882
is 500,000,000 bushcls"as against!
3S0,2S0,090 in 1SS1. The value
of domestic exports for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1S82, was
8733,239,730, as against 882,925,
97 during 18S1, n falling off of
S150,GSG,217. This is due almost
entirely to the failure ot the crops
of the country during the season
of '81. Imports during the Fiscal
year were $22i,G39,47i larger than j
during any previous one year in
the history of the country. The
number of tons transported on
fifteen leading railroads of the
United States in the last fiscal
nr nn.tinni - '
3'ear was 965uGu.lG0 tons, as ag.unt
o, -,nnn.i i ., j
o4r,19y3.34:4 during the precea.oir
fiscal year. The railroad mileage
of the United States on January
1, 1SS2, was 304,810 miles. The
"Western Union, the company which
owns the principal part oC the tel
egraph lines of the United States,
increased its number o miles of
line from 233,532 in 1SS0, to 0M,
291 in 1S82, and the wires opera
ted bv that comninv would reaeh
u.u oy iuit comnaiiv ouui ruin
fifteen times around the world.
A Halifax despatch of lov.
30th, says: The steamship Cedar
Grove, from London for Halifax
and St. John's, N. B., struck the
ledges off Cape Catiso, during a
gale and sank an hour later in 10
fathoms of water. Three boats
were launched shortly after the
vesbel struck, two of which, con
taining 13 people, reached the
shore safely. The remaining boat
has not been heard from, and it is
feared was lost in the breakers.
The Cedar Grove was a -new
steamer of the New Brunswick
Steamship company line, and in
sured for $130,000, within $20,000
Tiiizin: wore eight inches of
snow in New York on the IJOth
, , Notice. ,
'pill: BANK IN TIIIS r LACE WILL Ci.esi:
- on and after Monday. 4tli lust, at a
o'cloclw All customers arc kindly requested
to take due notice and govern themsches
accordingly. I. AV. CASE.
Astoria. December l, 1S52. tf
REAL ESTATE AUCTION !
City Lots at Auction To-Day.
Dv virtue of poncrof attorney to that effect
1 w 111 sell at my jaJe-;-room liy public auction.
This Day, at 10:45 A. M
The following lots in ilcClure's Astoria.
tots 3 and 4 in Block 131 ;
" 4 " 8 I3Si
. C " . 155:
Title perfect "Warranty Deed.
E. C. IIOLDEX, Auctioneer.
REGULAR AND SPECSAL
Holden's Auction Rooms at 1 1 A.fii.
Immediately after my real estate sale I
will dispose of a lot of
Second-hand Furniture & Sundries.
After which I iill offer a lot or
Fine CnNsimcre Pants, Coats ctiil
AIno. Fine "Under CIoathinsT. Wltite
and Fancy Colored Suiit;
Xcek Tien, etc.. etc
E. C. HOLDEN, Auctioneer.
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so.v, the author of "Anne," was begun in
the November Number. In literary and ar
tistic excellence the Hagazinc improe.s
with each successive number. Special ef
forts have been made for the lighter enter
tainment of its readers through humorous
stories, sketches, &c.
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ment fcittwtd the exprcst order of IlAnrEn &
HAB.FER . BROTHERS.
. 2fw York,
FOR SKOALWATER BAY.'
i cskesn-Xj mixss
ViTLL LEAVE FOR
Shoalwater Bay immediately after
her return from Cape Hancock
I AM AUTHORIZED 1IY THE D1UECT
ors to collect Taxis or JcliooI District No.
1. until Dec. lull. liZ. After that time all
those not paid iH he returned to the Coun
ty Clerk a Delinquent. ly up awl s.tve
costs as those not p.tid will -urely be rol
lected lv the Sheriff.
Ch-r: Dir. No. 1.
Astoria, December 2ml. lSsi. dtd
TMOTICE IS HERKISY ttlVKXTHATTIIK
Annual meeting or tin Stockholders of
the Scaudiua; iau licKmjj Co. ii!ibc held
at the oHiee of said Co.. on Wednesday Dec.
Hill, aid o'clock a. X. for the purpose of
electinir Directors for tni ensuln' ear. and
" tmiisartjou or such other lminev as
may come Ic'orc Use mpetins.
i;y order of tiic J'res!d"i:t.
Upper Aslona, December 1, 1SKL il-ld
-fcTOTICi: IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
JL undeiiiirued, administrator of the es
tate of II. 11. .lacksjn. deceased, has filed
his f.nal account as such administrator In
the County Court of the Stat" of Oregon, for
Clatsop County, and the court has et the
same for hearing on the .Mth day of Noem
her, lgsj. at the hour of two o'clock in the
afternoon of said daj.
def-r.t 1). K. WARREN.
1 HEREBY GIVE NOTICE OFMYINTEX-
-S-l to apply Tor a 1'atent for curins and
punin' up .salmon trout, commonly called
u-ci neaus. unuer me name aim siyit oi
"Itoreliers Sugar Cared. Smoked, Iloueliss
br.Jiiioii irout.," vliieli iuoeevna; ueen at
tached and is now made use of by Mevsrs.
ltoulur, Iterrv, and Collund in Astoila. Or.
Oregon. Nov. i:, 182. d-lm
VI. WERTHEI1ER & 3R0.
MANUFACTURERS OF FINE
Havana and Domesiic Cigars
No. 51S. Front St. Sen Prnuci&ro
3ss3 n n rcSi
I rv l-ti f.
SYMPTOPJiS OF A
X.033 of Appetite, Bowels cosivs,
J?ain in tlia Head, with, a dull cor.
caticn ia the back part, Vain, unda?
tlio Shoulder blade, fullness after
catinc, -witli a disinclination to r-c-rt:cn
of "body or znind, Irritabi:iy
of tasiper, Zjow spirits, with a ir-H?
ir.ij of haviutr ncfjlcctctl come .'.r t,
"Weariasss. Dizzinec3,5'lai'r?. ' tr
lh-3 heart. Sets before tlmcy - i -low
Skis, SCcadacho frcnrrail
the right pye.Hestlcssncss."
fal dreaTgs, iiis'hly colore J. I .,
TrrTT'S PIXiI.n arocT'' .
atlAistcfl to sxicli cages, one it
Tcsfci such a clxvac f ftdiiij u J
&stsu!iila. tlio smflcrrr.
Tlstyr Increase tiic AjptOi'M'j r"f
the body 10 Take en l?'lcsl, thus t
tem Is ncnrlsttcd, ajid hvtlicJr i"
Action en the JHj;cstlvcOrfWs,i t
ular JStooSs are p.-oJurcd. 1:1 Jiu s.
ll't "YJCrVgLJ;?--!? y"z-
Giut Iliia Ot 'U'ajarJTts enro t z. fif srv
Blach ly a v I-npticS! 'nof t rsL ,. is
lnip-ir'snEin'Cf.or. Ji. '!. -r -y.
S Id ly 1 ; cLi cr ttist tiy ti.. - :
ofi-aCi:, ::." MrirNAT trr., r. v.
f IT. mTSiHVHl,erjlcMr!rr.-r" .- N
Astor Street Assessment.
NOTICE is heieby given lli.il Ihe
assessment made by Ordinance No. 46S,
for the proposed improvement of Astor
street from the vest side of Lafayette
street to the eastern end of Astor street,
in McClure's Astoria, in the manner pro
vided in Ordinance No. -IS7. on each of
the following described lors fronting on
said portion of said street, is now due
and payable at tiic office of the City
Treasurer, in United States gold and
ilver coin, and unless paid within five
days from the expiration of this notice,
iz: Tuoday, December 12;h. 1SS2, the
Council will order warrants issued for
the collection thereof. The assessment
is as follews:
Saute of Otmrr
O. W. Hume...
A. Van Dusen.
Mrs. K. S. "Warren..
Stevens &, .Tonlin...
W. Ji. Ileadinglon..
N 31 00
M-ararct Brown . .
Mrs. L. Kirchhoff.
Mrs. 11 Brown.. .
A I. R'llilix
Suprenant & Fcrgu-J
Suprenant & .Fergu
son T. W. IngalLs
J. G. Hustler
Genuer II. Pnrher..
II. B. Parker
M. M. Gilman.
City of Astoria Crossing Astor
and .Burton streets 125 00
City of Astoria Crossinir Astor
J and Cass streets 12500
uny 01 Astoria uross.ng Astor
and Genevieve streets 230 00
City of Astoria Crossing Astor
and Hamilton streets 115 00
By order of the Common Council.
F. C. Morris, Auditor and Clerk.
November 2Gth, 1S82. lot-d.
Fine Furniture, Carpets, 'Mirrors Uphols
tery, Wall Pockets, Brackets.
I offer, a fine stock of Furniture for the
Holiday trade at low prices.
Dssks, Ottomans? Sofas Ghamber Sulfa.
Ladies are invited to call and see latest
styles in Plush and Velvet. Beautiful
3E. W, Gallick's New Store
Fancy Goods; Fine Stationery; Gold and
Silver Ware; Toys; Musical
Instruments in new and
A New Departure!
GOLDEN RULE BAZAR
3Iy increasing trade demands larger accommodation and greater facilities
for purchasers. Accordingly I .have rented the new building on Sincmouia
street, next to G. W. Hume's, where, I will display
The Finest Stock of- FjHWV
Ami illicit tf ill lc SolcS at Prices as low as the same class of
Goods can be botisht in
Golden Rule Bazar,
TO THE PUBLIC!
A Branch of the New York Hovelty Co.
At the Store lately occupied by M. J. KA1XT.
The stock which is now being unpacked, consists of a varied assortment of
Albums, Autographs, Picture Frames,
Musical Instrument and Toys,
Of all description, which will bo sold at Eastern prices.
A handbomc sot of Chrome Cards will bo given to every caller.
New Goods! New Goods!
CITY BOOKST Ok E.
But the Best Store in the City
Albums, Autograph and Photograph all sizs and Prices-
Boolcs from a Dime Novel to Webster's Unabridged.
Gents' Jewelry ami Cutlery, Writing Desks of all sizes, Mark
Twain Scrap Books,
Opera and Marine Glasses. Braugbtiiig Jhtstrnnicnlj
CCBCS 10 9su.uv a
Andcvcrv tliinirvou could want in our line
all over, and by buying of us you keep the
CP"Esamlcc our goods and prices before
GQOjIr ever brought to Astoria
San Francisco or Portland.
WILli HAVE A
to get your Mon
Bibles, Prayer Books af I
tke Key to llcavcu.
9ei jxishjc jwuhd,
We expect to remain after tl
money at home.
B. F. STEVENS
FALL IMPORTATIONS !
We are recciviii by every steamer new additions to our stock of
Dry Goods. Notions, Ladies' and Children's Shoes,
Hosiery, Blnkt, HU.
Our stock of Dress Goods, Silks, Satins,
Velvets, Plushes, etc., show a large variety.
Also an elegant fmc of Ladies' anil Children's
Our tables are covered with the nicest
selection of Fichus, Ties, Collarettes and
Fancy Goods too numerous to mention.
QUICK SALES AND SMALL PM0P1T9.
We Study to Please.
SSrSamples sent free to any address on application.
3p Agents for the celebrated Springfield Sewing
Next Door to Pytklre Hall.
THE NEW MODEL
mnnnnnnnnnWmHnW ItannnV InHBBLWr mnnnrnnm
A TDLL, STOCK
Two doors east of Occident Hotel,
Jobs. A. Montgomery,
(SUCCESSOR TO JACKINS & MONTGOMERY.)
TIN, SHEET IRON AND GOFFER WABE.
A Genera! Assortment of Household Goods.
THE BEST IN THE MARKET.
Plumbing Goods of all kinds on hand.
Job Work done in a Workmanlike Manner.
CORNER. Or 31A1X AXI
FURNITURE 2 BEDDING
. AND DEALER IN
Carpets, Oil Cloth, Wall Paper, Mirrors,
Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Picture Frames and Moihliitfs,
WINDOW CORNICES AND CURTAIN POLES
Complete In every branch.
DEALER IN B7
FURNITURE S5 BEDDING.
Corner Main and Hquemoqua Streets. Asteria, Oregea.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER, ETC.
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
AIX. KINDS OF FURISTTURE KEPAIRED AND TAKKISETJBD.
REDUCTION OF WHOLESALE PRICES.
$7 50 PER BARREL OF 30 GALLONS.
ILARGE ORDERS IN LIKE PROPORTION.
Less Quantities, 30 Cents per Gallon
Bottled Beer, - - - SI 60 per Dozer.
"Special attention paid to order? from Public nouses and FamfllevWl
KAXGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
E. n. IAWB8,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT. YOU
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. K. IIAWES is also agent for the
Buck patent Cootiif Store
And other first-class stoves.-
Furnace 'Work. Steam fit
tings, etc.. a specialty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.