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n. C. IRELAND Bailor.
TUESDAY May 13, 1S79.
Tke Next International Fair.
New York has concluded to hold an
international fair in 1883. Its pro
jectors have selected a site for the
same, and the next thing that remains
to be done is, to proceed with the
erection of the necessary buildings.
Colonel J. E. Pa' ton, who had a good
deal to do with the Philadelphia cen
tennial, thinks the fair should not be
held until two years later, in order
that time may be given to 'awaken a
world-wide interest in its success. He
also- 2ggests that it would be a stroke
of economy for the projectors of the
far? to purchase the main building 06
the centennial exhibition, take it to
pieces and have it transported to
New York. This he believed could bs
done for $100,000. The structure,
which cost $1,750,000 can be bought for
250,000. It contains over 9,000,000
pounds of iron, and with fresh paint
and new decorations, the edifice could
be made to look well. As the
time for holding the fair has been
fixed, with refemnce- to the observ
ance of an American centennial occa
sion, it is not likely to be altered; but
there certainly would be a great sav
ing of moiMjy by making the purchase
as proposed. It is the intention to
make the exposition of 1883 a much
grander affair than the centennial of
187G, and those who take a national
pride in such events, will be expected
to aid the enterprise to the extent of
Oil on Troubled Waters.
The effect of oil in stilling troubled
waters has been so long known that it
has been constituted the basis of a
proverbial phrase. A very small
quantity of oil tiros used has frequent
ly overcome a very powerful sea. Not
many years ago, a case occurred in
which a ship's crew was enabled, dur
ing a severe storm, to escape on shore
by the help of a few gallons of oil.
A similar and equally successful em
ployment of the same substance is re
ported to hiive been made off the
"Cape of Storms" last summer. The
King Cerrric, a vessel of fourteen
hundred and ninety tons, left Liver
pool in June last for Bombay. When
off the Cape of Good Hope, she en
countered a heavy gale from the
northwest, which continued for some
time. Tremendous seas broke over
the ship, bursting in the main-hatch,
washing away the hatch-houses and
boats, smashing in the front of the
cabin, and destroying the captain's
snd officers' stores and clothing. The
gale lasted for nearly five days, and
though the vessel stood it very well,
it was impossible to repair any of the
damages, as the waves were continu
ally sweeping her decks. At length,
the chief officer suggested the trial of
throwing oil upon the water. Two
canvas clothes-bags were obtained,
and into each two gallons of fine oil
-were poured, the bags being punctured
slightly, and flung one over each
quarter in tow of the vessel. The
effect was magical; the waves no
longer broke over the poop and sides
of the ship, but- several yards away,
where the oil bad spread itself over
the surface, and around the poop, in
the wake of the vessel, was a large
circuit of calm water. The crow were
thus able to repair the damage with
greater ease, and the ship W3S re
lieved from the tremendous shocks
Bhe had previously received from the
heavy seas. The. two bag3 lasted two
days, after whichj the worst fury of
the gale having expended itself, no
more oil was used.
A Caso of Somnambulism.
Altogether the most interesting case
of somnambulism on record is that of a
young ecclesiastic, the narative of
which, from the immediate com
munication of an Archbishop of Bor
deaux, is given under the head of Som
nambulism in the "Enclyclopiedia."
This young ecclesiastic, when the
Archbishop was at the same seminar,
u&e&to rise every night, and write
sermons or' pieces of music. To study
his condition the Archbishop betook
himself several nights to the chamber
of the young man, where he made the
The young man used to rise, take
paper and write. Before he wrote
music he would take a stick and rule !
the lines with it; ho wrote the xotes,
together with the words corresponding
with them, with perfect correctness;
or when he had written the words to
wide, he altered tlrem. The notes
that were to be blacked he filled in
after he had completed the whole.
After completing a sermon, he read it
aloud from beginning to end. If an'
passage displeased him, he erased it
and wrote the emended passage cor
rectly over th other. To ascertain
whether he used his eyes, the Arch
bishop interposed a sheet of paste
board between the writing and his
face. He took not the least notice,
but went on writing as before. The
limitation of his preceptions to what
he was thinking about was very cu
rious. A bit of aniseed cake that he
sought for he ate approvingly; but
when on another occasion a piece of
the same cake was putt into his mouth,
he spit it out without observation.
The following instance of the depen
dence of his pprceptionupon, or rather
their subordination to his preconceived
ideas, is truly wonderful. It is to be
observed that he always knew when
his pen had ink in it. Likewise, if
they adroitly changed hfs papers "when
he was writing, he knew if the sheet
submitted was of different size from
the former, and' appearedl embarrassed
in thatcase; but if the fresh? sheet of
paper which was substituted for tlrt
written on was exactly of the same
size as the former, he appeared not to
be aware of the change? and he would
continue to read off his composition
from the blank sheet of paper as flu
ently as when the manuscript itself
lay before him; nay, more, he would
contnrae his corrections and introduce-the
amended passage, writing it
upon exact'y the place on the blank
sheet which it would have occupied on
the written page.
Single copies of the Weekly Astoria
neatly done up, with stamps to pre-pay
poj-tnge aflixed. for sale at thu offace.
Send a copy to your friends in other parU
ol the world. Price, 10 cent a copy.
NET tOST. Lost on Friday night about
100 fathems web, 49 meshes deep, 11 ply ;
floats and le:.ds marked JOH& Co. The
Under will be lewardeu bv rcturnuig the
same to J. O. 1IANTHORN & CO.
SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE RE
ceived at the office of the undersigned
until the 25th of May, for the erectiou of a
frame store building. Plans and specifica
tions can be seen at at their office. The right
to reject any and all bids is reserved.
TRENCHARD & UPSHUR.
Special Auction Sale !
By order Great Republic Wrecking Company
ON FRIDAY, MAY 16th,
AT 10 A. M.
I will sell at Capt. Flavel's warehouse, Ship's
Furniture, Stores, Machinery,
Consisting in part of
Cabin and State Room Carpets, OH
Cloth, Silk Curtnlnn, Chairw,
"Window Srkh and Hlinds, Calico
and Slicctinjj and ether Ship's
Alse: Ships Heavy Plated Silver
Ware, consisting of Knivew, ForkH,
Tea and Table Spoons and Nut
crackers, etc., cte.
Alse: Machinery, Tools, Copper Pipes,
Screw Pinchers, Steam Guages,, in
dicators, Fire Engine, Saws, Drawing
Knives, HYDRAULIC PUMPS, 20 to
60 Tons Each.
Alse: Cordajjc, Hlocks and "Water
Tanks, 1 .cw Spanker. 1 Heavy
Duck Awning, 30x60 ft., jfcire
Also Miscellaneous Lot Castor Oil,
Nails, Sewing Machines, Wagons,
Buggies, Farming Implements, Beer
Kegs and a lot of SHIPS STORES, Su
qar and sundries.
Terms Cash, U. S. ld Coin.
E. C. HOLDEN, Auctioneer.
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HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER.
Shop on Cass street, Astoria, Oregon.
tar Paper hanging and Kalsomhning a
SPtf-All'York guaranteeoMo give satisfaction.
E. S. Larsen
Jobber and Dealer in
TABLE AND POCKET
Key West Havana
All the Leading Brands of
California and Oregon
Fruit VegBi able
Foreign and Domestic
Wines and Llqusrs,
etables one of my
Specialties ! B
53" Cannery and Mess 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 surpassed by any
north of San Francisco. V e also
have pleasure in saying, that with
our facilities of buying goods, we
CAN NOT nor WILL NOT be
undersold, taking the quality of
goods into consideration.
SAU 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. 8. LAKSEN,
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
250 Gallons Pure Cider Vinegar,
in 10, 25 and 45 Gallon Packages.
For sale by
Another consignment just received.
PURE CIDER YrSGAR.
e; s. larsen,
Cori;Snucmocqhe and Cass streets, Astoria,
Our-Mew Biast! Out Nbw Ptfe-gg!
c rail attention to 6ur extra flue assortment ot
DRY GOODS! FAN6Y BOOBS?
ALL OF THE LATEST NOVELTIES.
Ladies, ia Fine HOSIERY we are tlic Boss
JtXY OFFER EXTRA INDUCEMENTS.
Our Stock of CLOTHING we only ask INSPECTION.
A FULL IllNE OF THE LATEST STYLES OF
nods were purchased cluriiif; the recent decline in San Francisco, and although
sku.iM: oLT, we. deTy any house in this city to beat our new prices.
IKS JLIXiar St?ITS. ATX STYIES A.YD IBICES'.
.- an.- ui .-r.i,u.Hi vie 1, w m-iy an uuuse
fj.HIES J.IK SHITS. ATX STTES A.YD IBICES'.
'Veniakeno idle boasts, but a'l we ask is
we are sure to ple.ise.
NEW SPRING, mi:
A. VAN DUSEN & CO.
Ilave just received a full line of Spring and Summer goods of the verv finest quality, which
were bought during the lecent tumble in stocks, when eash coiumauris a premium, and
arc therefore prepared to sell the same at less rates than the same quality of
goods can be pnreljased elsewhere. These goods consist ra part of
Clothing, Gent's Furnishing Goods,
lints and Caps. Tallies Jivvstg Goods. Mnsliiis, "Prints. Hosiery.
Hoot and Sliers. ItnlIr liool.s. Oil Clotliin.
In addition to the above have lauuin a full stock of
BOLDERS 3L1TEKIAI.S. XAIT,S. PAIATS, OKLS. ETC.
Tii-quality of our
CROCKERY A3TI GI.ASSWAIIE, IifPSv ETC.,
Cannot be exjsfled an A our prices defy competition..
Family 2rvrio and Provision Specialty. Oregon City Im
perial Extra Elonr at $3 0 per Barrel..
WARDS CLATSOP BUTTER ALWAYS IN' STORE.
Cgr-Agency for Singer and "White Sewing Machines. Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express
oflice. corner of Cass and Jefferson street.
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LARGE UM OF LINEN DRESSE
Latest styles. Sold at prices lower than the material can he bought for.
AX.SO : A IiAltGE I.IXE OF CLOTH AX1 BEAYER
Black Cloth Cloaks - $4- 50
" " " - 5 00
" " " - 6 00
Elmk Fleeoe Lined Beuver Balmass
SOMETHING- HEW. $14 00.
Special attention is called to otir
Full suits for S7 00 and upwards.
The public will do well to give us a trial before gofii elsewhere,, for.- w
COHEN & COOPER.
K. I. M. SEVERN.
PHYSICIAX AJfD SURSEON.
Larskn's Building, - Astoria, Oregon.
Office Hon rs. From 9 to 12 a. m., and
from : to 8 1. m.
B. F. DKNNISON. J. TAYLOR
DENNISON & TAYLOR,
ATTORNEYS AT 1AW.
Office Up stairs in Parker's building,
corner ciKMuunus aim iscnion sireots.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Offick. rages now building, Squemoqb
street, Astoria, Oregon.
TT)K. J. .TV. OLIVEtt,
Office. In Shustor's Daguerrean build
ing. Kntrancc-b"econrt door above that of
the Daily Astokian. Cass street.
Besidence on Jefferbon street, corner of
Sueoi'ssfullv treats all Chronic Disense";.
AND DISEASES OF "WOMEN AND
Cancer cured by a new and painless method.
Oflice Chenamus street, corner of Mam
U. J. O'BKIEX.
CURES BILLIOUS ANT) 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 REMOVED TO
Main street, Parker's building,
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
Boots- and Shoes.
All kinds'of repairing neatly and
prompuy attended to
MAIN; ST., - ASX0RIA, OREGON.
m uusciiy 10 neat our new pn
inspection of our new stock and prices, amf
15 . 31 AH J VlUi Kit.
Black Cfoth Cloaks - $7 5tt
" . 9 o&
" " " - 10 00
Notary Public for the Sfeta of Oreqonx.
Ileal Estate Ajreut anil toirAjanrer.
Agent for the FIREMEN'S FUND INSUB-
ANCE COMPANY of 3an Francisco.
COMMISSION AGEN1 and AUCTIONEER.
Keats and AceiranSH. oUerf?ri. amd rt
tarns promptly siadc.
Itegnlar sales day.
SATFXDAYS t JJ P. M.
N. B. Parties having real estate. Inrai
tare or any other goods to dispose of either
at auction or private sale should notify me
soon nf convenient before the dav of sale.
No storage charged on goods soI at Aur
tion. E. c:HOL&.-:N.
Comer Main and Chenamus Street".
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
AND THE GENUINE W0STENH0LM
and other English Cutlory.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Eteershaum Pipesr etc,
A line stock of
ITatr.hes and Jewelry. luajzlo aart
Breeeli Iioadins Shot fiuiiH,
KcvolA-crH. Pistols. Parlor Kitten.
l T. HEED.
Corner of Front and A streets.
PORTLAND - - - - OREGO
csrLate butcher in the Central Markct.-
Hot. Cold, Shower, ats
Steam and SULPHUR Bath
Occident Hotel Shaving Saloon
NlEDERAUXK & UhLKXHART,
C-Special attention given to ladies' im$
children's hair cutting.
sLPrivate Entrance for Lpdies.